When Xena and Gabrielle get word from Ares that he wishes to see them, Xena believes that she owes Ares for giving up his immortality to save the lives of Gabrielle and Eve. They come to find out that Ares is being tormented and driven mad by the Furies who disguise themselves as Xena and Gabrielle to him and Xena knows that she has to make things right and help Ares before the Furies get their one wish--to see either Xena or Ares or both die for their crimes against the rest of the Olympians. Xena stages a death scene where Ares kills her in order to release him from the Furies and then she kills them with her chakram. Afterwards, she and Ares share a tender but bittersweet moment. They share a kiss and Ares wonders if he'll ever get a chance to be with her. She can't give him that promise and then they part ways.