Season 1 ...
Sins of the Past:
Xena: "You always did have trouble keeping your face clean. Since you've been gone, I kind of lost my way. Now, I've found it. I thought I could start over, but no, they don't trust me...not even Mother. I can't blame her if she can't see into my heart. But, I've got to believe that you can and I wish you were here. It's hard to be alone."
Gabrielle: "You're not alone."
Xena: "You know, where I'm headed they'll be trouble."
Gabrielle: "I know."
Xena: "Then why would you want to go into that with me?"
Gabrielle: "That's what friends do, they stand by each other when there's trouble."
Xena: "Alright ... friend."
Xena: "What's the matter with you?"
Gabrielle: "What do you mean?"
Xena: "I don't know ... you just seem bigger."
Gabrielle: "No, I'm not. It's just this mountain air, I feel motivated."
Xena: "You didn't find a sorceror to enhance your motives, did you?"
Gabrielle: "No. Would you get over it."
Gabrielle: "I know, wisdom before weapons."
Xena: "I'll keep this for the time being."
Gabrielle: "Hah! It's not like your breasts aren't dangerous enough ... that was a joke, you can laugh."
*** Just how does Gabrielle know how dangerous Xena's breasts are? One can only imagine (sigh).
*** Xena walks in on Gabrielle in a bed with a handsome young priest and sounds a bit more than casually concerned ...
Gabrielle: "What's the matter?"
Xena: "Nothing. I just ..."
Gabrielle: "Thought I did something without thinking?"
Xena: "Well, if you did, it's none of my business."
Gabrielle: "That's right, it isn't."
*** Xena and Gabrielle share a tender moment, which might just be their last.
The Black Wolf:
Flora: "I know what I'm doing Xena. I'm not a little girl anymore."
Xena: "No, you're not."
Flora: "Even back then, you could read people. I could never figure that out. You always had a way of understanding what someone needed without asking. It's only one of the things I liked about you."
Gabrielle: "Excuse me, have you seen Xena? She's tall...beautiful...piercing blue eyes...swings a mean right hook...looks like she may have swung it already."
A Fistful of Dinars:
Xena: "Don't mess with my friend"
Petracles: "What makes you think I am?"
Xena: "I've seen your line of seduction before, remember? Your giving her all the same looks you used on me. It's very familiar territory."
Petracles: "If you didn't have your fingers pressed against my life at the moment, I'd say you were jealous. Are you?"
Xena: "You hurt my friend and I will rip your throat out."
*** What's bothering Xena more, Petracles' attention towards Gabrielle, or Gabrielle's response towards him?
Warrior ... Princess:
Gabrielle: "What was it like being her?"
Xena: "Not as much fun as you'd think."
Xena: "Uh huh."
Gabrielle: "You had people waiting on you hand and foot, fulfilling your every whim."
Xena: "Hey, that's what you're here for."
Gabrielle: "And then, he kicked me in the head ... and then, the next thing I saw was you. It's a very pleasant sight."
*** And so begins the "naked-women-in-water" and "fish" themes.
Gabrielle: "How was that?"
Xena: "Very good. You're getting the hang of it."
Gabrielle: "By the gods ... you are beautiful."
The Greater Good:
Gabrielle: "Xena, can't you just stop thinking of everyone else for a second. There's got to be something I can do for you."
Xena: "Don't worry about me. What did I tell you? Focus."
Gabrielle: "Xena, are you gonna die?"
Xena: "Gabrielle, when you thought I was dead, you risked your life to try and take me back home."
Gabrielle: "It was your last wish. For all that you've given me and all the times you've saved my life, I would go to Tartarus and back just to carry it out."
Gabrielle: "No, look, you promise me that if something happens to me you will not become a monster. There is only one way to change this cycle of hate and it's through love and forgiveness."
Xena: "Don't go changing, Gabrielle. I like you just the way you are."
Gabrielle: "No, you promise me."
Xena: "I promise."
Is There a Doctor on the House?
Marmax: "She's a lovely young woman."
Xena: "Yes, she is."
*** Is Xena's crazed relentlessness the result of merely friendship, or is it something more?"
Hippocrates: "She's dead."
Xena: "She's not dead. I wouldn't let her. C'mon, Gabrielle, wake up ... C'mon, wake up ... C'mon, wake up ... you're scaring me, wake up ... wake up ... Gabrielle, breathe ... C'mon ... C'mon, breath ... maybe she just needs air ... we need to get air into her lungs ... C'mon, breathe!"
Hippocrates: "Xena, stop it. She's dead now. She's in a much better place."
Xena: "Get out of my way! You don't know anything! Don't you listen to him, Gabrielle ... C'mon, I know you're in there, prove it ... you can show them ... C'mon, wake up and breath ... you never ran from anything in your whole life ... C'mon, fight!"
Marmax: "Xena! It's time to stop now. Let her cross over peacefully."
Xena: "What do you know, you've killed so many."
Marmax: "So have you. Let it go."
Xena: "No ... no ... C'mon, Gabrielle ... C'mon ... C'mon, don't leave me ... Don't you leave me ... Don't leave me....Don't leave me ... Wake up ... Wake up ... Wake up ..."
Gabrielle: "I wanted to thank you for saving my life ... again. You always seem to be doing that."
Xena: "It was your decision to come back."
Gabrielle: "Well, how could I leave you when we have so many wars to stop and despots to foil. You're gonna need my help."
Xena: "I couldn't do it without you."