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 "The Mystere Des Voix Bulgares" (The Bulgarian's Women Choir) 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).
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.