- Bus Crash: Ephiny's husband Phantes was captured and killed off-screen, before the beginning of the episode.
- My Greatest Failure: How Ephiny sees Phantes's death."He died protecting me. Some Amazon, huh?"
- Please Wake Up: Gabrielle is injured during the episode and desperately tries to keep her alive in addition to everything else. When it looks like Gabrielle has finally died, Xena refuses to give up, to the point of pounding Gabrielle's chest repeatedly.Xena: Don't you leave me! Don't leave me, don't leave me! Wake up! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!
[Gabrielle regains consciousness]
- Screaming Birth: Averted with Ephiny. Xena advises her to maintain focus by thinking of Phantes.
- Tears of Joy: When Gabrielle wakes up.
- Think of the Children!: Ephiny spouts this line in dead earnestness.