Recap / Xena S 03 E 01 The Furies

When the Furies find out that Xena never avenged the death of her father, they curse her with persecution and madness.


  • An Axe to Grind: Cyrene apparently kills her husband with one of these.
  • Batman Gambit: Xena manages to turn the tables on Ares by insisting that the Furies are present for when she kills her mother, only to convince them that Ares is her father, therefore acquitting her mother from the crime.
  • Bed Trick: This is implied to have happened between Cyrene and a god — possibly Ares.
  • The Cameo: Callisto appears for a split-second in one of Xena's hallucinations.
  • Driven to Madness: Xena by the Furies
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Not played for laughs or titillation, but when a confused Xena confronts a village full of women and children, accusing them of murder.
  • Human Shield: Xena is about to use Gabrielle as one of these — then informs her she's just kidding.
  • Reluctant Psycho: On some level Xena realizes that she's going mad and tries to protect the people around her.
    I am a lunatic with lethal combat skills. If I stay around here innocent people are gonna get killed.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: The Furies
  • Rule of Three: The Furies
  • Slasher Smile: Xena
  • Staring Kid: One boy in particular gets an eyefull of naked Xena.
  • Stripperific: The outfits of the Furies, which are basically bikinis and capes.
  • Wild Hair: Two of the three Furies save for Alecto, who has Boyish Short Hair. Xena has it too by the end.
  • You Killed My Father: Inverted. By the end it's Xena comforting her mother over the fact that Cyrene killed her father.