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THE HAUNTING OF AMPHIPOLIS



"Haunting of Amphipolis"  Episode 114/602

[TEASER]

Michael [Mic]:  "Xena is finally coming home to Amphipolis.  She
has no idea what awaits her."

Raphael [Rap]:  "I'm more concerned about what awaits _us_ if she
should fail in her destiny.  If the realm of Hell should spill
onto the Earth-- we will be the ones to face it."

Mic:  "Xena has killed most of the Olympian gods.  She is the
only mortal prepared to face this."

Rap:  "I hope she is prepared-- for all of our sakes."

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X [Hums]:  "Eve, you were just a baby when your grandmother took
you in her arms and sang the anthem of Amphipolis."

G:  "She stood up against Athena.  She was very courageous."

Eve:  "I can't wait to see her."

X:  "Me neither.  You're gonna love Amphipolis.  It's-- so full
of life.  What happened here?"

G:  "It almost feels deserted."

X:  "My mother would never leave this place."

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Eve:  "Mother grew up here?"

G:  "It's never looked like this."

Eve [I think]:  "There's a coldness in this place.  It's
freezing."

X:  "I'm going upstairs."

G:  "I'll check the back."

Vision [Vis] of Cyrene [Cyr]:  "[Screams]"

X:  "Mom."

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Mephistopheles [Mep]'s Voice:  "Livia."

Eve:  "Who's there?"

Vis of Villager:  "Light the fire!"

Vis of Cyr:  [Moans]

X:  "Eve?  Are you all right?"

Eve:  "Grandmother?"

X:  "Did you see her, Eve?  Eve!"

Eve:  "I felt her.  I could feel her spirit.  She's dead,
Mother."

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[ACT I]

G:  "Eve-- you've never seen Cyrene, before.  How do you know
it's her?"

Eve:  "I could feel her.  I could feel her spirit.  I _know_ it
was her!"

X:  "I believe you, Eve.  I saw her, too."

Eve:  "She's in so much pain.  She wanted to be at peace, but she
was helpless.  She's trapped in this house."

X's Voice:  "Mother."

Eve:  "She's not alone.   There are other souls here.  This
house, it's-- it's a gateway or a spiritual crossroads or-- "

X:  "It's haunted."

Eve:  "There's a stillness.  It's like before a battle.  It's as
if I can feel the realms of Heaven and Hell taking  up sides."

X:  "If my mother's not at peace I'm going to find out why."

G:  Xena, where are you going?"

X:  "The mausoleum."

G:  "Do you want us to come with you?"

X:  "Thanks, but I feel I need to do this alone."

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X [Whispers]:  "Mother.  Oh!  What did they do to you?  They've
taken everything.  Now you can't rest.  And where was I?  Oh,
Mother.  I will find you.  Wherever you are, I will find you.
I'll make it right.  I'll make this right."

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Eve:  "Cyrene must have been a remarkable woman."

G:  "She was."

Eve:  "Her spirit was so frightened."

G:  "It's OK."

Eve:  "Gabrielle?  Did you already eat any of this?  Uh!"  

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- .  In the name of Eli-- and all the
powers of Heaven-- I command this evil presence to be cast out."

G [Whispers]:  "No.  No."

Eve:  "In the _name_ of Eli!  And all the _powers_ of Heaven!  I
command this evil presence to be cast out!"

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X:  "Mother I don't know what happened to you-- but I swear I
will find out.  I'll put you at peace."

Beggar [Beg] [Startles]:  "P-please!  I-- I didn't mean to spy.
I come in here when there's a storm."

X:  "What happened to my mother?"

Beg:  "You're-- Xena.  Cyrene waited _years_ for you to come
home.  Mephistopheles-- sent-- evil spirits to Cyrene's tavern--
a long time ago.  Over the years she-- she went mad."

X:  "Why are her bones charred black?"

Beg:  "When the crops failed-- people blamed the evil in the
tavern.  They said Cyrene was a witch-- for Mephistopheles!"

X:  "They burned her at the stake."

Beg:  "I tried to tell them she wasn't a witch, but-- but, uh--
who was gonna listen to me?  Cyrene was a good person.  She was
kind to me-- even near the end.  Those evil spirits-- they were
never in her.  They were in the house-- and they're in there
still."

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G [Screams]:  "Xena!"

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X:  "Eve!  Gabrielle!"

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G:  [Screams]

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X:  "Gabrielle!"

Eve:  "Mother-- are you all right?"

X:  "Yeah.  Where's Gabrielle?"

Eve:  "I don't know."

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G:  "Xena!"

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X:  "Gabrielle?"

G's Voice:  "Xena!"

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[ACT II]

Mep:  "This one is _not_ the messenger!  You will live _all_ the
horrors of Hell until the blood of the messenger is spilled!"

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Eve:  "Maybe she went upstairs."

X:  "No, she's here someplace."

G's Voice:  "Xena!"

X:  [Yells]

G:  "Xena!  Let me out!  Get me out!  Please!"

X:  "You all right?  You all right?"

G:  "Yah!"

X:  "What?"

G:  "It  burns!  It burns!"

X:  "All right!"

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G:  "What's _causing_ this?"

X:  "Mephistopheles."

Eve's Voice:  "Thinking of Hell is doing this?"

X:  "He cursed this house long ago.  For years my mothe fought
the evil spirits here.  It drove her mad.  The townspeople
thought she was a witch for Mephistopheles.  They  burned her at
the stake." 

Eve:  "Oh, Mother-- that's why she's not at peace.  If she died
unabsolved, Mephistopheles would have possession of her soul."

G:  "Xena, why would he attack your family?  He has an entire
world he can rule."

X:  "He's preparing for war."

Eve:  "It's no accident I'm in this house."

X:  "Eve."

G:  "Those things they said-- they said that they seek the blood
of the messenger.  This is Eve's battle."

X:  "No, if  he picks a battle, he's picked it with me.  I won't
lose my daughter the way I lost my mother."

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X:  "Lyceus-- my brother."

Vis of Cyr:  "Lyceus."

Vis of X:  "I did all I could."

Vis of Cyr:  "Oh-- yes-- you did all you could.  You raised the
army.  You talked him into fighting.  These-- these may as well
be wounds from-- your sword!  He was the only thing I had left--
and-- you took him from me.  Lyceus."  [Weeps]

X:  "Mother, I'm just so sorry-- about everything."

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Eve:  "Uh."

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven, I
command this evil presence to be cast out.  In the name of Eli--
and all the powers of Heaven, I command this evil presence to be
cast out."  [Screams]  

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven-- I
command this evil presence to be cast out."

X:  "Gabrielle?"

Mep-in-G:  [Laughs]  [Yells]

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven, I
_command_ this evil presence to be cast out!"

X:  "Gabrielle?"

Mep-in-G:  "She's with me, Xena."

Eve:  "Mother!  Gabrielle!"

X:  "Mephistopheles, _why_ are you doing this to my family?!"

Mep-in-G:  "I seek the messenger of Eli-- your daughter."
[Laughs]

X:  "What do you want with her?!"

Eve:  "He knows I can do this:  `In the name of Eli-- and all the
_powers_ of Heaven, I command this evil presence to be cast
out!'"

X:  "Why have you come here?!"

Mep-in-G:  "You killed the Olympian gods, Xena.  The time has
come for my reign to begin.  I shall inherit the Earth.  When
your blood is spilled, Eve-- I'll be made flesh."

X:  "It will never happen Mephistopheles-- never!"

Mep-in-G:  "Your mother cried out for you, Xena-- even at the
end."

Vis of Cyr:  "I beg you-- no!  I'm innocent.  I swear to you!"

Vis of Vil's Voices:  "You'll pay for what you' ve done!"  "Burn
her!  Burn the witch!"

Vis of Cyr:  "Xena-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a!"

Mep-in-G:  "I helped eat her soul, Xena!  She'll spend eternity--
reliving only agony you put into her life!  Unless-- you spill
your daughter's blood-- and bring me into the world."

Eve:  "No."

Mep-in-G:  [Laughs]

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[ACT III]

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven!  I
command this evil presence to be cast out!"

Mep-in-G:  "Damn you!  I leave this body, Xena-- but I'll keep
your mother's soul!  Do you want your mommy?  Release me into the
world."

X:  "Again, Eve.  Do it again, now!"

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven!  I
command this evil presence to be cast-- out!"

G:  "Uh!  Uh!"

X:  "Gabrielle."

G [Whispers]:  "Xena."

X:  "You're dizzy.  Oh, Gabrielle.  Help me untie her.  OK.  Oh,
Gabrielle-- oh-- glad to have you back.  Gabrielle,
Mephistopheles has my mother.  I've gotta find a way to release
her soul-- but cleansed or not, I want you out of here."

G:  "Where do you want me to go?"

X:  "Mephistopheles is _using_ you."

G:  "I'm not leaving."

Eve:  "He can't take her again.  She's  been cleansed."

G:  "He's afraid of you."

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Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all-- " 

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X:  "Mephistopheles controls every _inch_ of this house."

G:  "Xena, you're going to need me."

X:  "Listen to me.  Pull!"

[Fight]

X:  "We gotta get to Eve!"

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Eve:  "In the name of Eli and all the powers of Heaven I command
this evil presence to be cast out!"

X [Interrupts]:  "Eve!  Eve!"

Eve:  "In the _name_ of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven I
command this evil presence to be cast out!  In the _name_ of Eli
and all the powers of Heaven, I command this evil presence to be
cast out!"  [Moans]

G:  "Look at her.  Xena, how can she fight this battle?  Xena--"

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- and all the powers of Heaven-- " 

Mep's Voice [Interrupts]:  "She's dying, Xena.  The battle you
have her fighting-- "

Eve's Voice [In Background]:  "In the name of Eli-- " 

Mep's Voice [Interrupts]:  "-- is one she cannot win."

Eve's Voice [In Background]:  "-- and all the powers of Heaven, I
command you-- "

Mep's Voice [Interrupts]:  "It will cost her her life.  And I
will be the victor.  Her soul will belong to me."

X:  "Mephistopheles!"

Mep's Voice:  "It's not your daughter's life that I seek-- only
her blood.  Just a few drops of blood-- spilt in my name-- will
bring me into your world.  Fight me there-- or your daughter will
join your mother in eternal torture."

Eve:  "-- to be cast out."

X:  "Gabrielle-- I have to go fight Mephistopheles."

G:  "Xena, you can't release him."

X:  "No, I'm gonna take the fight _to_ him."

G:  "Th- that's the spiritual realm."

X:  "I'm gonna put the pinch on myself."

G:  "No."

X:  "Yes."

G:  "No!"

X:  "I should be dead just long enough to meet Mephistopheles
there.  Then I need you to release the pinch and bring me back."

G:  "Xena, I can't.  I don't-I don't know how."

X:  "Yes, you can.  I'll show you.  Here."

G:  "Right there?"

X:  "No-- that will stop my heart.  There."

G:  "I can't believe you're showing me this now."

X:  "We don't have any choice."

G:  "Xena, if I can't do this, that means that you're down there
forever."

X:  "You can do it-- I believe in you.  Bring me back,
Gabrielle."

G [Whispers]:  "OK."

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Cyr:  [Moans]

X:  "Mother."

Cyr [Moans]:  "Gods, forgive me!  I've killed him!"

X:  "Mother, it's me."

Cyr:  "My Orestes!  I had no choice!  I had no choice!  My
husband!"

X:  "Mother, I will find a way to release you.  I promise."

Mep:  "Don't make promises you can't keep."

[Fight]

Mep:  "I thought you were the _god-killer_, Xena.  How were the
mighty Olympians so easily taken?!"

X:  "I'm just a little distracted by your good looks."

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G:  "I don't know what I'm doing."

Eve:  "I'll try and find water.  Maybe it'll help wake her up."

G:  "Yeah."

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[Fight]

Mep [Laughs]:  "You cannot hurt me in the spirit world-- Xena."

X:  "No harm in trying."

Mep:  "Your power to kill gods-- is on Earth."  [Laughs]

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G:  "I'm right here, Xena."

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Mep [Laughs]:  "Now you see _you_ can't harm me here."  [Laughs]

X:  "If you come into my realm, I will kill you before you take a
step."

Mep:  "And then take my throne?"

X:  "What are you talking about?"

Mep:  "Whoever kills me-- must take my place and reign over Hell.
[Laughs]  And frankly, Xena-- I don't think you're up to the job.
[Laughs]

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G:  "Come on."

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X:  "Release my mother."

Mep:  "You know my price."

X:  "I won't do it."

Mep:  "Very well.  If you won't spill Eve's blood-- then
perhaps-- the right pressure in the right place might cause Eve
to spill her own."  [Laughs]

Mep's Voice:  "Your daughter will be mine, Xena."

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Vis of Severed [Sev] Head:  "Do you mind?  I was getting a drink.
You don't remember me, do you?  On the road outside Rome?  You
beheaded me from horseback.  You hardly gave it a thought."

Eve:  "I didn't-- that wasn't me."

Vis of Sev Head:  "Oh, I think I'd remember.  You came galloping
by, and-- sh-h-h-h-- just  for kicks.  `All roads lead to Rome'
my eye."

Vis of Axe Victim [Vic]:  "Hey-- you threw this at me from 20
yards.  I was tryin' to save my wife, Livia."

Eve:  "I'm not Livia."

Vis of Axe Vic:  "We died unabsolved!  We can never be at peace."

Vis's of People:  "It's Livia."  "Livia.  Livia.  Livia.  Livia.
Livia."

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G:  "Xena.  Hey.  Uh!  Uh!"

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Eve:  "I'm not Livia."

Vis of Axe Vic:  "You don't believe us?  Look!"

Eve:  "It's not me."

Vis of Livia [Liv]:  "Oh, it most certainly is.  We're the same--
the same cunning mind-- the same dark soul-- the same love of
power.  Yah!  You see how they cringe in fear of us?  We didn't
just kill them-- we trapped them forever in limbo."

Eve:  "I can't undo that.  If I could help them, I would."

Vis of Liv:  "Prove it!  Spill your blood.  Bring forth
Mephistopheles and they will be released from torment.  You can
do it."

Eve:  "No-- that can't be the way.  I'm not you.  I'm not Livia!"

Vis of Liv:  "Really.  Then why do you get a tingle when I do
this?"

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Eve:  "Stop!  Stop!  [Moans]  Yah!"

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G:  "Xena!  Come on!"

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Eve:  "No!"  [Screams]

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G:  "Yah!  Xena."

X:  "Eve.  Where's Eve?"

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X:  "Eve!  Eve-- come here."

Eve:  "I'm going to stop Mephistopheles."

X:  "No-- I won't let you stop him that way.  He's already got my
mother's soul.  He's not gettin' yours."

Eve:  "Then how can we stop him?"

X:  "By giving him exactly what he wants.  Trust me."

G:  "Xena."

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[ACT IV]

X:  "Wait."

G:  "Xena.  Xena-- you cannot spill your daughter's blood."

X:  "It's better than the beating she was taking in there."

G:  "You will bring Hell onto Earth.  After all the evil we've
seen, you want to unleash that onto the world?"

X:  "My mother's soul is trapped.  My daughter is half dead.  And
the portal to Hell opened up in my backyard!  I am going to face
Mephistopheles, Gabrielle.  It is the only way."

G:  "You cannot kill every demon from Hell!"

X:  "I only need to kill one.  And he will never expect me to-- "

G:  "To what?  To what?!"

X:  "To take his place.  Mephistopheles said whoever kills the
king of Hell must inherit the throne."

G [Whispers]:  "Xena."

X:  "I will cross that bridge when I come to it.  But I am not
going to let Mephistopheles torment my family any longer.  Doo
you hear me?"

G:  "Eve.  Eve, your destiny is to stop this evil, not bring it
into the world."

X:  "We make our own destiny in this family.  Eve-- the choice is
yours."

Eve:  "Yes.  Destiny comes to pass in strange ways.  I'll fulfill
mine.  I'll deliver Mephistopheles into the only hands capable of
beating him.  Will you help me?"

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Voices:  [Scream]

Eve:  "In the name of Eli-- let my sinful blood be absolved by
your goodness.  Let it bring about a victorious end to our battle
with your enemy."

X:  "Let's see what you got up here, you swine."

Eve:  "Hear our plea!  Bring forth Mephistopheles!  The master of
lies!  The king of Hell!  So that we may, with your strength--
fight him!  So that we may end his reign for all eternity!  In
Mephistopheles' name!  Ah-h-h-h-h!"

X:  "You two, get out of here!  This is _my_ fight now.  Show
yorself, Mephistopheles!"

Mep [Laughs]:  "I am at _last_ made fle-e-e-e-e-e-e-esh!"
[Laughs]

X:  "Enjoy it while it lasts."

[Fight]

Mep:  "You're hold back, Xena.  Is something bothering you?"

X:  "Other than your stench?"

[Fight]

Mep:  "Isn't this what you wanted?  To face me on Earth-- and
make me pay for all I've done to you?!  Does the thought-- of
taking my place on the throne of Hell-- suddenly not appeal to
you?"

X:  "You're lying about that."

Mep:  "Are you willing to risk it?  Last chance, Xena-- to get
your revenge!  [Laughs]  If you'll take my place.  No?  That's
exactly what I was counting on."  [Laughs]  [Screams]

X:  "So be it."

Mep:  [Screams]

G:  "Xena--"

X:  "What?"

G:  "Look."

Cyr:  "You have your mother's eyes.  You're tall like her, too.
You're gorgeious.  I love my granddaughter, Xena."

X:  "She couldn't wait to meet you."

Cyr:  "Gabrielle."

G:  "We missed you."

Cyr:  "After all these years, I-- I wondered if I'd ever see you
again, but I never gave up hope, Xena."

X:  "Neither did I.  I finally find you, and you're gone."

Cyr:  "I'll never really be gone, Xena-- not as long as you keep
me alive in your heart."  [Disappears]

X:  "Mom, I-- "

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Eve:  "Gabrielle, what's wrong?"

G:  "The legend.  Xena, you killed the king of Hell.  What
happens now?"

X:  "I don't know.  I've got a feeling it's not over yet."

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