- Back for the Dead: Perdicus.
- Break the Cutie: Gabrielle.
- Like You Would Really Do It: Callisto openly doubts that Xena would leave her to die. It turns out she would.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Perdicus's experiences during the Trojan War have left him incapable of fighting anymore.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Xena strives to convince Gabrielle not to sacrifice what she believes in by killing Callisto. Ultimately, Gabrielle can't bring herself to do it.