There is not much difference in the first three acts from what was shown just a few different ways of presenting the story.An added subtext moment in the aired version is the line
Xena "Whatever Gabrielle wants Gabrielle gets" with a smile is written as
Xena "Because Gabrielle wants to see him and so that means we go see him
I would love to know who initiates these slight word changes which hint at subtext
There is a hug written in as Xena departs for Rome which was not in the aired version,but a hug between Xena and Gabrielle as she releases the captives from jail was not written but was in the show.
The biggest difference is the final act,there was more written than shown.I wil type the parts between Xena and Gabrielle.
PRISON DAY BLACK SCREEN
Light floods in.We're Xena's pov as she forces her eyes open.It is all blurey then we focus on Gabrielle she is smiling warmly down at Xena,She has a few bumps.
G. Hi Its all right.Everyone got away.
The jailer steps up behind Gabrielle.
J.It won't be long now.
He walks away.
Gabrielle is cradling Xenas head,Xena is heavily manacled.Many Roman guards surround her.There is a sound of hammers hitting wood coming from outside.Xena tries to get up.She Can't.She looks at her legs.
X.Then this is it
G.The woman who threw the chakram.....she looked like...
X. Callisto.It was her.She came for me.
Next scene is Amarice followed by a scene with Caesar.
Back to prison cell
Xena lies on the floor.Gabrielle sits next to her.
X.You know what I wish?
X.That I sat down one time and just read your scrolls.I told myself I was going to make time to do that oneday,but I never got around to it.
G.You would have liked them
X.I'm sure I would have.
Xena turns to Gabrielle
X.Everything.When I hurt you,when I lied to you,when I didn't listen to you,when I took you for granted and most of all,when I tore off some of your scroll to use in the bushes.
Gabrielle smiles through her tears.She picks up Xena's hand and kisses it.
X. For what?
G.Everything.But most of all for seeing me.
G.Before I met you I felt invisible.No-one saw me or experienced me for who I was.But you did that.You saw me,the deepest part of me,down where the meanings are.The saddest thing about this world is that some people go a lifetime without having that,without being seen,experienced.You've saved me from many things Xena,but what makes me love you the most is that you saved me from loneliness.That made everything else worth it.
X.You left the way of Love.It's my fault.
G.No It was my choice.And I don't regret it at all.I don't think I was strong enough for the way of love.But the way of friendship,that I can do
The next bit is more or less the same.+the final shot is of Amarice and Eli and in the script it states that Eli gives Amarice a comforting look,as if he knows that Xena and Gabrielle will be all right.
Phew! I just hope I haven'y broken any copyright laws by posting the script on public board.