One Against An Army
Episode 13 of 22 within Season Three. Item 59 of 134 overall.
Production number V0413.
Gene O'Neill - Writer
Paul Lynch - Director
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When Gabrielle tries to help a man get pass his fears, it leads to her being shot by a poison arrow - leaving Xena to fight off the whole Persian army by herself, and find the antidote for Gabrielle before it's too late.

original airdate--February 9,1998    rating--5.8 million


music--The theme music "Kaval sviri" by Joseph LoDuca


Antagonist--Persian Army, Dorian


Chakram Count: 0


Goofs--When Gabrielle and Xena are discussing how to defeat the Persian Army, Gabrielle suggests "Hey, Xena... what about that thing you did in China?" instead of calling it by its usual name, Chin; this happens once again when Gabrielle states "Xena, about China, I never mean't to hurt you'.'" It is unknown if this was a script error or a mistake on Renee O'Connor's part (though the former is more likely as it occurs twice without correction).

  • In the big fight scene when Xena is seen using her own sword, at the same time you can see her sword in it's sheath on her back.
  • When Xena gets a pot of boiling liquid and drags it across the floor, it's half empty. When Gabrielle empties it over the bad guys, it's now full to the top.

Trivia--Xena obtains two visible wounds in this episode; a rather high count for a battle that doesn't involve Gods or significant and highly-trained individuals, such as Najara or Alti.

  • The first battle that Xena fought to protect Greece since she turn over a new leaf.
"Gabrielle's ankle was harmed during the production of this motion picture."

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058 The Bitter Suite
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060 Forgiven

regional titles

One Against An Army
Seule contre tous
Bis zum bitteren Ende
Xena contro líarmata persiana
Una contra un ej»rcito