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THE ABYSS



"The Abyss"  Episode 118/606

[TEASER]

Hosep [Hos]:  "Faster!  We gotta go faster!"

Virgil [Vir]:  "Hosep!"

Hos:  "Virgil!"

Vir:  "We gotta keep movin'!"

Hos [Screams]:  "Help!  No!  Virgil!  No!  Ah-h-h-h!  Help!  Help
me!  Help me!  Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h!  Virgil!  Virgi-i-i-i-i-i-i-il!
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!  Help me, Virgil!  Help me!
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!"

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X:  "Nice shot.  Just don't know what kind of wine goes with
bark."

G:  "So we'll have fish.  That's what people do when they're on a
river."

X:  "Fish is all right with me.  You're the one who said she
wanted venison."

G [Sighs]:  "I'm having a bad day."

X:  "Nah, he's havin' a _good_ one.  It's all in how you look at
it."

G:  "I think I'll get the boat ready.  Virgil and Hosep will be
waiting."

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G:  "This river's so calm."

X:  "I was hoping it would have an effect on you.  [Chuckles]  Up
there on the right-- looks like their campsite."

G:  "Finally."

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X:  "Four hours old."

G:  "There's blood on this.  There's blood everywhere.  Thieves?"

X:  "No-- they escaped in their canoe.  They were running for
their lives."

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Vir:  "Hosep."

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[ACT I]

G:  "Virgil!  Virgil!"

X:  "If they made it this far, they'd most likely keep to the
river"

G:  "That's _if_ they made it, Xena."

X:  "Gabrielle-- "

G:  "Virgil!  I don't know what's wrong with me."

X:  "You're still condemning yourself for killing that boy in the
desert."

G:  "I condemn myself for his father's sake."

X:  "Korah's father forgave you.  So would anyone with enough
wisdom and experience to-- "

G [Interrupts]:  "-- to know what?  These things happen?"

X:  "Unfortunately, they do."

G:  "My reflexes are those of a warrior.  I'm afraid my
judgment's not.  I think that's a bad combination.  Virgil!
Virgil!"

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X:  "This broke up no more than a few hours ago."

G:  "How could it break up?  What?"

X:  "We're being watched."

G:  "By who?"

X:  "Let's just keep going."

X:  "There's a waterfall up ahead.  We'll have to travel by
land."

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Vir:  "No!  No!"

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G:  "Xena, if I had listened to my heart-- do you think that boy
would still be alive?"

X:  "You _did_ listen to your heart.  You thought he was going to
kill me.  Your heart said to protect me.  Anyway-- a trained
warrior would never have ridden up behind me knowing it could
have been perceived as an attack."

G:  "Are you saying that he sent a boy to do a man's job?"

X:  "I'm saying I'm glad I can trust you with my life--especially
right now."

[Fight]

X:  "Head for shore!"

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X:  "What was that?"

[Fight]

G:  "Ha!"

[[[[[[G:  "Korah?"]]]]]]

G:  [Yells]

X:  "Gabrie-e-e-e-e-e-elle!"

G:  "Xena!  Xena!"

X:  "Gabrie-e-e-e-e-elle!  Gabrielle!"

G:  "Xena!"

X:  "Gabrielle!"

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[ACT II]

X:  "Hang on, Gabrielle!  [Grunts]  Gabrielle?  Come on,
Gabrielle!"

G [Coughs and chokes]:  "My side-- "

X:  "Come on!  Get up and let me take a look at that.  Take it
easy.  Take it easy. "

G:  "Those things b-bit us-- like-like they wanted t-to eat us."

X:  "They were cannibals, Gabrielle."

G:  "Cannibals?  We have to tell Virgil."

X:  "First things first.  Got a bit of blade stuck in your side.
We need to get that out.  All right, you ready?"

G:  "Uh-huh."  [Screams]

X:  "I'm not going to let you get yourself killed because of your
guilt, Gabrielle."

G:  "Just stop the lecture!"

X:  "You can't keep seeing that boy's face every time you raise a
weapon!  You can't!"

G:  "Uh!  If I-- if I ha-hadn't hesitated, then-- m-m-m!"

X:  "Don't think about it any more.  You're gonna have to
conserve energy.  I want you to get back into the cave as far as
you can.  Try to keep warm.  I'll be right back."

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X:  "Your wound's getting worse."

G:  "We're in a tough spot, huh?"

X:  "We've been in worse scrapes.  We're gonna get you out of
here.  Count on it."

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Vir:  "Look-- look-- I-I-I-I don't know what it is you want from
me, but whatever it is, you can have it.  Look, see, see, see--
I'm meet-I'm meeting this great warrior named Xena.  I-I'm sure
you've heard the name.  I'm sure you've heard the name.  And if I
don't show up, she's gonna come lookin' for me.  She's gonna come
looking.  She-she-- she's gonna come looking for me.  No!  No!
No!  No!  No!  No!  No!  No-o-o-o-o-o!"

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G:  "Hope?"

X:  "Did you say something?"

G [Whispers]:  "My baby.  My baby.  Is that you?"

X [Whispers]:  "Yeah, it's me."

G [Whispers]:  "I love you.  [Softly]  I would never hurt you.
You know that, don't you?"

X:  "I know."

G [Whispers]:  "You're my child.  You have to go.  She'll hurt
you.  She'll take you away from me."

X:  "You have to rest.  You don't have to go anywhere."

G [Whispers]:  "You don't understand."

X:  "I _do_ understand.  I understand everything."

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Vir:  [Gasps]

Rubio [Rub]:  "Hello!  Oh, don't tell me they've cut out your
tongue already.  I am so tired of talking to myself."

Vir:  "Is there more?  I'm realy thirsty."

Rub:  "Oh, there's quite a bit more than merely more.  There's
plenty!"

Vir:  "What kind of savages feed their captives like kings?
Maybe they did understand me.  Now that they know that I'm a
friend of Xena.  What are you doing?!"

Rub:  "Breathing a sigh of relief."

Vir:  "About what?"

Rub:  "Your youthful zest for food and drink."

Vir:  "Oh, I get it.  I'm the catch of the day."

Rub:  "You were a little slow on the uptake, my friend-- thinking
all these goodies were because you knew some warrior named
Zebra."  [Snickers]

Vir:  "Xena!  Her name is Xena, and she _will_ come for me, you
watch."

Rub:  "The reason _I_ haven't been the main course yet is diet--
and exercise."

Vir:  "So what you're sayin' is from their perspective, I'm a
tasty morsel?"

Rub:  "Oh, a downright delicacy.  I think you're on tomorrow's
menu-- unless, of course, you can come up with a morsel tastier
than yourself, like this-- Zebra, perhaps, or-- some of her
friends."

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X [Whispers]:  "Gabrielle-- Gabrielle-- here-- here.  The time's
come.  We're getting you out of here, all right?"  

G:  "Oh."

X:  "All right."

G:  "Xena, I have a-- a last wish."

X:  "I don't want to hear of it."

G:  "No-- I'm serious.  You don't want to know?"

X:  "What is it, then?"

G:  "I don't-- want to be buried-- with the Amazons."

X:  "All right.  Well, in fifty years, when the time comes."

G:  "Xena-- I wanna lie with you-- with your family?  In
Amphipolis."

X:  "What about your family?"

G:  "I love them-- but I'm a part of you.  I want it to be like
that forever.  I love you."

X [Whispers]:  "OK."

G:  "This is all my fault."

X:  "This is not your fault.  This is not your fault.  It's mine
for setting you on a path you were never meant to walk"

G:  "Any path is OK, Xena-- as long as it's with you."

X:  "I'm setting you on a path to somewhere warm and dry."

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X:  "Hang on, Gabrielle."  [Grunts]

G:  "It's cold.  It's cold.  Cold."

X:  "Gabrielle.  Gabrielle.  Listen-- don't be afraid.  Trust
me."

G:  "Xena?  Xena.  Xena.  No.  No!  Xena!  Xena!  Xena-a-a-a-a!"

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[ACT III]

[Fight]

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Vir:  "Gabrielle!  You're freezing.  Give me that rug!"

Rub:  "Ow!  You just gained more time.  Women always retain
more."

G:  "Who is that?"

Rub:  "That-- is Rubio.  You may call me-- "

Vir:  "Shut up!  Where's Xena?"

G:  "I don't know."

Vir:  "Don't hurt her.  Take me.  Take me."

G:  [Screams]

Vir:  "They were trying to treat your wound."

Rub:  "These boys will do anything to save meat from going bad.
No offense."

Vir:  "Maybe you should rest, Gabrielle-- because if given half
the chance-- I promise you-- I'm gonna get us out of here."

G [Whispers]:  "Be ready when Xena comes."

Vir:  "I will."

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Vir:  "Yeah.  Hey-- "

G:  [Gasps]

Vir:  "-- your fever's broken-- but you're still weak."

G:  "Virgil, I'm so sorry." 

Vir:  "For what?"

G:  "I lost my nerve.  That's how I got hurt.  If I had just
killed that cannibal who attacked me, then Xena and I would have
saved you by now."

Vir:  "Never apologize for having compassion, Gabrielle.  That's
one of the most beautiful things about you.  Wait, wait, wait,
wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Don't hurt her!
Do not hurt her!  Don't hurt her!  Take me instead!  Take!  Me!
Instead!"

G:  "Virgil!"

Vir:  "Wait!  Wait!  Wait!  Where are they taking her?!  Where
are they taking her?!  No!  Gabrie-e-e-e-e-elle!
Gabrie-e-e-e-e-elle!"

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Vir's Voice:  "Gabrie-e-e-e-e-elle!  Gabrie-e-e-e-e-e-elle!"

[Fight]

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G:  "Xena-a-a-a-a!  Xena-a-a-a-a!"

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[ACT IV]

[Fight]

X:  "Get Virgil!  Get to the horses!"

Cannibal:  [Screams]

Vir:  "Hurry!  Hurry!"

G:  "Come on!"

Vir:  "Let's go!"

G:  "Xena!"

X:  "Yah!"

G:  "Hyah!  Hyah!"
 
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X:  "Whoa-- stand up"

Rub:  "Why are we stopping?  We must keep moving!"

G:  "It looks like the cannibals weren't the only ones cooking
something up."

Vir:  "So, what's the plan?"

X:  "I'm going back."

Rub:  "Going back?"

X:  "I'm going back to lead the cannibals around below the dam.
Gabrielle and Virgil, I want you to stay here.  When you see them
in position, cut the vine."

Rub:  "What about me?"

X:  "You take the horses and get outta here."

Rub:  "Ooh.  Yeah."

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X:  "Come on!"

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[[[[[[G:  "Korah?"]]]]]]

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X:  "Come on, piggies."

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G:  "Oh, no."

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X:  "Come and get it!  Dinner's calling."

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[Fight]

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X:  "Gabrielle, now!  Gabrielle!"

X's Voice:  "Gabrielle!"

X:  "Gabrie-e-e-elle!"

X:  "Gabrielle!  Do it now!"

Vir:  "You OK?"

G [Whispers]:  "Yeah."

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X:  "This sword's looking a little worse for wear.  How you
feeling?"

G:  "I feel better."

X:  "I mean upstairs."

G:  "Xena, I did what I had to do.  I _will_ learn to live with
my mistakes-- no matter how terrible they may be-- but that's the
way."

Rub:  "What way?"

X:  "Who are you, anyway?"

Rub:  "I-- am Rubio-- but _you_ may call me-- "

Vir:  "We know."

Rub:  "-- Rubio."

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