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Xena: Warrior Princess Virtual Season

Episode 714: Love Potion No. 9

Story by Melissa West and Extra

Teleplay by Melissa West and Hadley Langosy

Illustrated by: Gem


TEASER

1. INT. CASTLE - DAY

FADE IN.

 

Princess Maia and Prince Ammon are talking sweetly with each other in their bedroom. The Princess has long blond hair and is wearing a simple, yet pretty gown. The Prince is handsome with curly brown hair and boyish charm.

 

PRINCE AMMON

Father and Mother want to know when we are going to give them a grandchild.

 

PRINCESS MAIA

Well itís not like we're not trying

 

She smiles affectionately at him.

 

PRINCE AMMON

I think my parents at times forget that our love has bound our two kingdoms together.

 

PRINCESS MAIA

So do mine.

(beat)

Don't you ever wonder what would have happened had we never met? Or had never fallen in love? Or fell out of love?

 

PRINCE AMMON

Thatís unheard of! We were destined to meet and fall in love! To live our lives together.

 

PRINCESS MAIA

I know, but if something were to happen - if we were to fall out of love - we would still have to find some other way to make peace between our kingdoms. Currently our marriage is the only thing holding everything together!

 

PRINCE AMMON
(embraces his wife)

Maia, I know what you are sayingÖbut that wonít happen to us. She smiles tenderly at him and they kiss passionately.

 

CUT TO:

Ares sits on the windowsill listening in on the conversation.

 

ARES

HmmmÖ what would happen if they did break up?

(an evil grin grows across his face)

Oh, this is going to be fun.

 

He vanishes

 

CUT TO:

 

2. INT. APHRODITE'S TEMPLE - DAY

Aphrodite stands looking around, her arms folded before her.

APHRODITE

Oh my gods, this place is in such dire need of a make over.

Ares suddenly appears behind her.

 

ARES

You know... you could use a make over yourself.

 

APHRODITE
(pouting)

Ares! That is so rude!

(beat - turning to look at him)

How long have you been standing there?

 

ARES

Not longÖ I was wondering if youíd like to play a little "what if" game?

 

Aphrodite places her hands on her hips and looks at him with distrust.

 

APHRODITE

What kind of a

(making quotation signs in the air with her fingers)

"what if" game?

 

ARES

How about "what if" love can survive war?

(beat)

 Or more so, "what if" a breakup can cause war.

 

APHRODITE

Love always wins over war. I donít need a game to help me answer that question.

(pause)

And it's definitely been known to start more than a few.

 

Ares looks over and sees some potions locked up in a cabinet.

 

ARES

I thought you didnít need potions.

 

APHRODITE
(shrugging)

I donít.

(pause - matter of factly)

They're old potions. I was experimenting with them.

 

ARES

What do they do?

 

He eyes them.

 

APHRODITE

Basic stuff. Oneís like a revenge potion, another's an obsession potion, and of course, your basic love potion.

 

Ares rubs his beard and looks at the names on the bottles.

 

ARES

So, are you going to be in on this little game with me or not?

 

APHRODITE

Like hello. Iím way too busy redecorating.

She turns to look around the room and while her back is turned, Ares sneaks one of the potions from the cabinet and vanishes.

 

APHRODITE
(without turning)

Heís up to something all right.

 

CUT TO:

 

3. INT. CASTLE - DAY

The Princess is in her chambers sitting by the window and daydreaming.

Her thoughts are interrupted by a noise and she turns to survey the room.

 

CUT TO:

Ares appears beside her as she looks around. Confident she can't see him, he sprinkles some of the love potion on her.

The princess starts to look a little funny and Ares makes his presence known.

 

PRINCESS MAIA
(startled)

Who are you?

 

ARES

Ares, G -

 

PRINCESS MAIA
(cutting him off - looking a bit star struck)

AresÖ the GOD OF WAR!? I can't believe you're here in my room!

(beat)

But why?

 

Ares suductively strokes her hair back.

 

ARES
(leering)

Do I need a reason?

 

As she stands looking at him in confusion he shakes his head and leans in and gives her a long kiss.

Ammon walks into the room just then and is shocked and angered at the sight of his wife passionately kissing another man.

 

PRINCE AMMON

Maia!

 

He looks at her with hurt in his eyes.

 

FADE OUT.

END TEASER

 

ACT I

 

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