Well I'm curious. Who would've watched this show if Xena had been the only lead character, with no sidekick named Gabrielle? I know it's hard to imagine what the show would've been like, what the stories would've been, the character interaction, etc. But what I'm really getting at is...how important was the portrayal of a strong female/female bond to you in this series? Or could you just have gotten by with one strong independent heroine without any close ties?