“All I can say about that [subtext],” says Rob Tapert, “is that Gabrielle satisfies her every whim.” [x]
“Gabrielle tries her best to defend Xena - and does a fine job of it - but it’s tough to be the defense attorney when the defendant is leaping into the shackles for the jailers. The judge’s “She’s done nothing since you’ve known her to make you question her resolve for good?” is a telling question. You can almost see Xena holding her breath, waiting to see what the post-Rift Gabrielle is going to answer. Gab’s reply is a wise one: let the one who is without sin cast the first stone. Mortar a whole mess o’more bricks into the rebuilding that Xena and Gabrielle are doing. (…) Despite all they’ve gone through and despite lingering questions around why Gabrielle stays with Xena, the power of their bond shines through.”
Locked Up and Tied Down Commentary (from Whoosh)
Xena: Warrior Princess 3x13 | One Against An Army
When I saw this I was like… oh my god… and this strong feeling hit me. Xena. It’s been so much time since I saw Xena for the last time. I was so obssesed with this show. It’s like three years maybe. Thank you whoever made this and the destiny sent it on my dash. Because now.. I feel happy…
Here’s the thing about this show…it never really leaves you.
→ five cleo!xena screencaps
(and two of cockblock!gabs)
xena: warrior princess | 5.18 antony and cleopatra
Xena: “You know, where I’m headed they’ll be trouble.”
Gabrielle: “I know.”
Xena: “Then why would you want to go into that with me?”
Gabrielle: “That’s what friends do, they stand by each other when there’s trouble.”
Xena: “Alright … friend.”
I had a choice. To do nothing or save my friend. I chose the way of friendship.