Fins, Femmes and Gems
Episode 18 of 22 within Season Three. Item 64 of 134 overall.
Production number V0418.
Adam Armus - Story
Nora Kay Foster - Story
Robert G. Tapert - Story
Adam Armus - Teleplay
Nora Kay Foster - Teleplay
Josh Becker - Director
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When Aphrodite steals a Mystic Diamond - that keeps the North Star lit. She casts a spell on Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer to bring out their innermost desires and to stop their attempts to recover the Mystic Diamond which turns Joxer into an ape man, makes Gabrielle vain, and preoccupies Xena with fishing.

original airdate--April 13,1998 rating--5.3 million

network: Syndication

music--The theme music "The Mystere Des Voix Bulgares" (The Bulgarian's Women Choir) by Joseph LoDuca




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Trivia:This episode's plot bears a striking resemblence (but most probably coincidental) to the title of the 1967 Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"; Lucy could refer to Lucy Lawless, and Xena (her character) is planning to shoot a diamond into the sky.



"Joxer`s dignity was slightly harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, Gabrielle`s pink nightie was restored to its original condition."


[Announcer] "In time of ancient Gods, Warlords and Kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power. The passion. The danger. Her courage will change the world."

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alternative title

Also known as - Fish Schticks

regional titles

Vinnen, Femmes en edelstenen
Fins, Femmes and Gems
La femme aux bijoux
Flossen, Frauen und Juwelen
Fins, Femmes agus GEMS
Pinne, Femmes e Gemme