Path of Vengeance
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'No, I'm sorry'
Xena: "Gabrielle?"
Gabrielle: "Xena, I'm sorry."
Xena: "No. No, I'm sorry. Gabrielle, you did all that you could to save Eve. Now I have to do what I have to do."
Gabrielle: "Go. It's okay."

Xena: "Ares! Come out! I can smell you."
Ares: "I'm just here to give a little moral support."
Xena: "No, you're here to gloat. Now that you've got your godhood back, you've got everything you always wanted, haven't you?"
Ares: "Well, not exactly everything, but, hey, que sera. I mean, hey, c'mon, I'm not begrudging what you want. Go and grab your kid. I won't get in the way. In fact, I'm kinda looking forward to seeing you take on a few dozen Amazons."
Xena: "Yeah, that'd be a nice warm-up for the main event, huh?"

'Remember what the scorpion said'
Ares: "Can I help it if I've played this like the malevolent genius I am? Remember what the scorpion said."
Xena: "Ares, the scorpion drowned."

[The Amazons lead Eve to a pit filled with boiling goop. One can only assume that Varia plans to throw her into it however, Xena has other plans.]

'You got that right'
Varia: "I don't want to fight you, Xena."
Xena: "You got that right."

Varia: "I followed all the Amazon laws. I'm doing this for my sisters."
Kanai: "You defy her, you defy the whole Amazon Nation."
Xena: "She's not doing this for the Amazon Nation. She's doing it out of guilt You couldn't bring yourself to kill Livia when it really mattered, and you've been carrying that around ever since."
Varia: "I didn't kill my sisters, she did."
Xena: "But you could have saved them. You couldn't bring yourself to kill for them, and now it's too late. You blame yourself."

[Xena and Varia battle it out. With her new training, Varia is able to keep up with Xena and they reach a stalemate.]

Xena: Varia, if you follow Ares now, you'll be worse than Livia ever was. You'll become everything you hate. You don't believe me? You already have [sheaths her sword] You want vengeance, Varia? You can start with me."

'This is the pain that awaits you'
[Varia finally comes to her senses and lets go of the past. She breaks down and Eve rushes to her side to give her comfort.]

Xena: [to the Amazons watching] "This is the pain that awaits you if you follow Ares' path."

Varia: [regaining her composure] "Amazons Xena's our friend. We have to talk."

'I wouldn't have it any other way'
Ares: [appearing after the Amazons leave] "You had this planned all along. You are so good."
Xena: "It's what I do."
Ares: "And I wouldn't have it any other way."

'This woman has pleaded guilty to her crimes'
Varia: "This woman has pleaded guilty to her crimes. Even she admits that she can never do enough good to erase the evil that she has done, and yet, she is willing to keep trying. As Queen of the Amazon Nation, I hereby sentence Livia, Killer of Amazons, to death so that Eve, the Messenger of Peace, may live."
Cyane: [to Eve] "You are free to go."

Xena: "Thank you, Varia."
Varia: "You were ready to let me kill you just so I could see that I was headed down the wrong path."
Xena: "I knew the truth was inside you. You just needed a chance to decide what was right."
Varia: "Thank you."

Xena: "They've forgiven you, Eve. Maybe you should think about forgiving yourself."
Eve: "Have you forgiven yourself, Mother?"
Xena: "Good point."
Eve: "I know what I have to do. I have decided to go east, to Chin and the land of Indus. Eli's message will be heard."
Xena: "Now?"
Eve: "Yeah."
Xena: "You mean now."

'You don't owe me a thing'
Eve: "Thank you for saving my mother, for bringing her such happiness. I'm forever in your debt."
Gabrielle: "Eve "
Eve: "Gabrielle "
Gabrielle: "You don't owe me a thing."

'I love you, too'
Eve: "And thank you for giving me life so many times. I love you."
Xena: "I love you, too."

'Stay out of trouble!'
Xena: "Um why don't we walk with you a ways?"
Gabrielle: "Yeah."
Eve: "No. I need to do this on my own. Goodbye."
Xena: [as Eve's walking away] "Stay out of trouble!"

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