*2x01

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I don’t know what it’s like to have a son. But I do know what it’s like to have a mother. And he should know that.

Don’t you even think about it. This is none of your business! I’ll handle it my own way.

I don’t like it when mommy and daddy fight, but can’t deny they look pretty doing it. This argument between Xena and Gabrielle in 2x01 is a proto-Rift, and the issues that divide them are the same as later: trust, honesty, what obligations a mother has to her child.