When Gabrielle is struck with a poisonous arrow, Xena must find a way to save her while battling the entire Persian army on her own.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Gabrielle has a prophetic dream of a Persian warrior leaping down through the roof and killing Xena. She warns her of it, and Xena heeds it, managing to kill the man before he kills her.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Gabrielle suddenly has the ability to see the future in her dreams (see above), something that has never been mentioned before or since. In the original script for Sins of the Past Gabrielle tells Xena that she has "the gift of prophecy", but this line was cut and only brought up for this single episode.
- One Woman Army