Xena: See how calm the surface of the water is. That was me once. And then … [throws a stone into the lake] … the water ripples and churns. That’s what I became. Gabrielle: But if we sit here long enough it will go back to being still again. You’ll go back to being calm. Xena: But the stone’s still under there. It’s now a part of the lake. It might look as it did before but it’s forever changed.