Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
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The Way 

Xena loses her arms, just to gain four of them, fighting a Hindi demon, having god Krishna as an ally. Gabrielle, instead, embraces the non-violent way.


John Fawcett


Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena / Kali
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
Timothy Omundson ... Eli
Jake McKinnon ... Hanuman
Rajneel Singh ... Indrajit
Rajeev Varma ... Krishna (as Rajiv Varma)
George Sabbage George Sabbage ... Man
Slade Leef Slade Leef ... Demon


Xena loses her arms, just to gain four of them, fighting a Hindi demon, having god Krishna as an ally. Gabrielle, instead, embraces the non-violent way.

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Release Date:

22 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The World Vaisnava Association protested the airing of the episode "The Way" that featured Krishna as a character. The group claimed the episode was blasphemous because Krishna was seen helping Xena and Gabrielle, implying that they were lesbian lovers. See more »


Gabrielle: Xena, you're only human. Everybody loses focus sometimes.
Xena: It's not just that I lost focus. It's *why*. A few days ago, I saw my future life. You saw it, too. I'm destined to be reborn as some kind of a saint.
Gabrielle: But that's wonderful, isn't it?
Xena: Yes - but if I already earned that karma - can I still mess it up? Maybe I was shown my future life for a reason. Maybe I'm supposed to change the way that I'm living *this* life, here and now. But, either way, a warrior cannot ask these questions in the ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we are shown a video clip of Lucy Lawless, Reneé O'Connor and Sunil Aghi. Lucy Lawless: In today's episode, Xena prayed to Krishna, the supreme Godhead of Hinduism. We hope that we've portrayed it in a reverent and respectful way. Sunil Aghi: My name is Sunil Aghi, I am a community activist and president of the Indo-American Political Foundation. Reneé O'Connor: More than a billion people throughout the world practice the Hindu religion. Sunil Aghi: An accurate portrayal of our deity is important to us but an even more important goal is to enlighten people of other part of Hinduism. Reneé O'Connor: With understanding comes tolerance. Lucy Lawless: If you would like to learn more about this great religion, please visit your local library or Internet website. See more »

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