Season 6, Page 2 ...
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The God You Know:
Gabrielle: "Aphrodite … Aphrodite, are you okay?"
Aphrodite: "Fabulous. I'm wonderful. I've never been so happy … so …"… [backs Gabrielle up against a wall]
Aphrodite: "… happy." …
Xena: "Michael! … You tried to get Caligula to kill Eve so you could force my hand. Now, you go after my girlfriends. That's not gonna happen."
You Are There:
Caligula: "She and that bard of hers -- yeah, like we don't know what's going on there."
Aphrodite: "Gabrielle, I have to say I'm glad to see you're still traveling with Xena. I was afraid with me away from Olympus you two may not be so close."
Gabrielle: "No, we're partners."
[Aphrodite takes a bite of the Golden Apple and gives a whole new meaning to the term 'Love is in the air.']
Nigel: "Gabrielle, Xena … I have only one more question left. The question that Gabrielle has been avoiding all evening. The question that has never been answered. Are you two lovers?"
Xena: "You're asking if--"
Nigel: "That's right. I'm asking, are you two lovers?"
Xena: "That's none of your beeswax, Nigel."
Gabrielle: "Okay, Xena, you know, you just risked everything to bring love back into the world."
Xena: "So what?"
Gabrielle: "I think you should answer the question."
Xena: "You do, do you?"
Nigel: "Wait! Hold it! … [to camera] … And now, ladies and gentlemen, a world exclusive -- for the first time anywhere, Xena and Gabrielle reveal the true nature of their relationship … Gabrielle, Xena, are you two lovers?"
Xena: "You want the truth?"
Nigel: "That's right, Xena, we want the truth. The whole world wants the truth."
Xena: "It's like this, technically--" … [the camera begins to fade in and out]
Send in the Clones:
Lea: "Think about the fun they had together, the baths they shared."
Mack: "If you're talking about their 'special' relationship, I'm into that."
Gabrielle: "What about this writing, Xena? I mean, it's not exactly Euripides. They've taken liberties with my scrolls."
Xena: "Yeah, and what are they trying to say about our relationship, anyway?"
Gabrielle: "Who knows."
When Fates Collide:
Xena: "In the third act, you had your hero throw himself over the cliff with no fear of dying … all for her. Do you really believe that kind of love exists?"
Gabrielle: "That's what we all dream about, isn't it? Someone who looks so deeply into our soul that they'd find something worth dying for."
[Now alone, Xena walks out onto her balcony. Across the way, Gabrielle does the same. Xena hides in the shadows for a few moments watching the playwright. Gabrielle sees Xena and shyly reenters her room.]
[As Caesar hugs Xena comfortingly, Gabrielle walks out onto her balcony. Seeing Xena in Caesar's arms, she turns away … but not before Caesar sees the sad, longing look in her eyes.]
Gabrielle: "Xena! Xena, when I thought I was going to die, it all became so clear. My life is empty despite my success. I write about love, but I've never felt it before."
Gabrielle: "Xena, when I'm with you, this emptiness that I have felt my entire life is gone."
Xena: "I'll love you forever."
Many Happy Returns:
Xena: "Here, give me that … [taking dribble cup away from Gabs] … I want you to close your eyes."
Xena: "Trust me, please."
Xena: "Close your eyes." … [places a scroll in Gabrielle's lap]
Gabrielle: "What is this?"
Xena: "Open it. I had Sappho jot something down for you."
Gabrielle: "A poem? Sappho wrote a poem for me. I don't believe it. Xena, you had this planned all along, didn't you? ...
'... There's a moment when I look at you
And no speech is left in me
My tongue breaks
Then fire races under my skin and I tremble
And grow pale for I am dying of such love
Or so it seems to me.'"
Friend in Need, Part 1:
Akemi: "It's our scripts. When my people are overcome with a feeling that needs to be preserved we write verse."
Xena: "Oh, yeah? Like what feeling?"
Akemi: "'Yesterday, the moon took lodging on my sleeve. Today, I have hope for even the brokenhearted stars.'"
Gabrielle: "So beautiful. To write something like that, she must have loved you very much. What's wrong?"
Xena: "The truth is, Gabrielle, she broke my heart."
Akemi: "'In a flurry of snow, two breaths of wind unite and become as one, and then disappear into each other.'"
Xena: "Listen, Akemi, I don't want you to take this the wrong way, I really love this sword, and you're a nice kid, but I just came for the ransom."
Akemi: "I don't believe that. What do you hear now?"
Xena: "Snow falling on cedars. No, your heart beating harder than normal."
Xena: "Gabrielle, come here. Come here. Give me your hands. Alright … [puts Gabrielle's fingers to her throat] … Here. Feel the surge of blood under the skin. Now, just behind-- "
Gabrielle: "Xena, you don't have to do this. I understand why you would never want to teach me the pinch."
Xena: "No. No, today more than ever, I want you to know what I know. Please." … [using Gabrielle's fingers, puts the pinch on herself]
Gabrielle: "Why are you doing this?"
Xena: "Gabrielle, if I only had 30 seconds to live, this is how I'd want to live them, looking into your eyes."
Gabrielle: "Stop this. Stop it."
Xena: "Always remember I love you."
Friend in Need, Part 2:
Gabrielle: "You're my whole life, Xena. I won't lose you."
Xena: "You won't lose me."
[Gabrielle gives Xena the kiss of life.]
Gabrielle: "You're all that matters to me."
Xena: "Don't you know how much I want to let you do this? But if there's a reason for our travels together, it's because I had to learn from you, enough to know the final, the good, the right thing to do."
Gabrielle: "I love you, Xena. How am I supposed to go on without you?"
Xena: "I'll always be with you, Gabrielle. Always."
Gabrielle: "A life of journeying has brought you to the farthest lands, to the very edge of the earth."
Xena: [appearing beside her friend] … "And to the place where I'll always remain … your heart."