Xena and Gabrielle have been crucified and are slowly dieing on the cross. Callisto watches this angrily as her mission was to bring Xena to Hell and secure faith to Hells king from Caesar. She is dragged back to Hell where she realizes Caesar is now dead and her mission a failure.<br />Hell lord gives her one more chance. Zeus comes and offers Xena a chance to choose a different path and thus save Gabrielle the pain she has suffered following her. Xena accepts to save her friend and finds herself at the moment she abandoned her army. This time she defeats the usurper and leads them into battle.