What the hell is this room, btw? Obviously ‘the place where jonins submit reports about missions’, but … really? Scattered papers on the ground? A … tube for a coffee table? Another smaller tube-like thing in perfect toe-stubbing placement? No wonder the four waiting jonin look irritated. Must be discussing who stole the tabletop.
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlaying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo. While the congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict…..
Will it be a private moment? Will it be running towards each other shouting each other’s names and running in to each other’s arms? Will it be in the middle of a battle where they stare at each other in disbelief from across the battlefield, knowing they can’t get to one another because, you know, blasters and lightsabers, but they want to hug so bad and he’s alive and she’s alive.
And what will the music be like? Will we get a theme even more emotional than Finn’s Confession? Will it swell as they run towards each other?
Will they cry? Will they laugh? Will they spin each other around? Will they babble excitedly to each other, or be so happy and speechless that it’s all they can do to say “Finn…” “Rey…”?
From the script for the undone musical “Sappho” episode titled “Last Dance,” written by the amazing Melissa Good.
The whole premise of the episode being that Xena and Gabrielle get commissioned by Aphrodite help a couple of couples find love again, including Sappho (played by Renee) and her partner Morai (played by Lucy). X and G go to the island of Lesbos posing as their lookalikes while Aphrodite has sent Sappho and Morai away on a romantic vacation.
Things get a little complicated when Sappho and Morai return and the classic Xena lookalike chaos ensues, now doubled with Gabby also having a twin of her own.
In the dramatic final act, our soulmates share a very beautiful moment in the form of a deep, sincere and passionate kiss.
Please tell me why this episode was never made?
And also, if the reboot doesn’t bring this script back somehow, maybe sans the lookalikes and have Renee and Lucy playing the older Sappho and Morai?