A beautiful clear blue lake is surrounded by trees and berry bushes. Close up of surface of lake. There isn't a ripple in sight until a beautiful woman rises out of the water. She has sapphire colored eyes and is surrounded by a golden glow, seeming to be one with the water.
Camera pans back to the shore and we see someone in a long robe watching her. The woman notices the figure for the first time and frowns.
ZEUS (starts walking into the water):
In a golden flash Hera appears.
The Queen of the Gods raises her hands and turns the nymph into a white dove. Inyx flies away quickly.
ZEUS (turns to Hera):
Hera leaves in a flash of gold. Zeus looks around for a moment before walking back towards the shore.
On Screen Writing: Hundreds of Years Later
Someone in a dark green cape, their face invisible, is hanging from the ceiling by a rope. The camera pans over to it and closes in on a solid golden statue of a nymph sitting on a pedestal.
It has sapphire eyes and lips made of hundreds of ruby chips; each ear is decorated with a perfect diamond for an earring. Pan back to see the entire room, gold coins sit in piles in various positions on the ground. A chest filled with precious jewels is sitting in one corner.
The figure reaches out to grab the statue and the rope breaks under the weight.
HOODED FIGURE (omph!):
A dozen armed guards storm into the room and surround the intruder.
Sitting on a large throne is a King. The intruder is kneeling before him still surrounded by guards. Hung upon nearly every wall are posters with slogans such as "Vote for King Eurystheus. Or else."
One of the guards rips the intruders cape away from them and we close in on the face of a scared girl. She has very dark brown eyes and long wavy, chestnut colored hair.
KING EURYSTHEUS (shocked):
KING EURYSTHEUS (sinister smile):
A busy market place, Xena and Gabrielle are making their way through hundreds of stalls.
GABRIELLE (to herself):
XENA (raises an eyebrow):
The conversation is interrupted when a large group of people runs by, seemingly chasing someone. They stop for a second, look at each other, realize the person they're after isn't there and turn around and run in the other direction.
Xena is looking towards a figure standing on a roof watching the villagers with amusement.
XENA (flips onto the roof):
AUTOLYCUS (turning around):
Autolycus still looks the same as he did the last time Xena saw him give or take a few lines around his eyes.
END OF TEASER