Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series, 1995-2001)
Episode 48: “Been There, Done That” (6 October 1997)
So, two of this week’s new releases are season five of Xena: Warrior Princess and, coincidentally, season five of the related Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Probably trying to cash in on what they imagine will be a spike in interest with Hercules (starring The Rock!) coming out on Friday.
So, confession. I’ve never actually seen a Xena: Warrior Princess episode all the way through, which is a shame because it looks like this show is a goldmine for bondage. Also, y’know, yay strong female lead? Maybe? I haven’t seen enough of the show to really know how well that’s handled. I should probably rectify that at some point.
This scene seems pretty self-explanatory to me without wider context of the show, though. Basically, this episode seems to be a Groundhog Day-style time loop where Xena is living the same day over and over and she’s the only one aware of it, and she finally gets fed up with her two friends here and binds and gags them to keep them out of the way. (Which I kind of wish is how my friends would react if I’m getting on their nerves, but alas.)