As you may be aware of, the Amazon Ephiny - one of the most loved characters in all of the Xenaverse - was killed off in the in the episode "Endgame" aired the week of May, 10th 1999.
Ephiny's death came about as a combination of the writer's and actor's (Danielle Cormack) decision. Reportedly, when the producers of the show approached Danielle with the idea of killing off Ephiny, Danielle agreed to it. It's rumoured that she wasn't happy with the way the character was developing (ie. not at all.)
Our mission statement: We want Ephiny back! And not only as Amazon window dressing, but in more episodes, and involved in more storylines with Xena and Gabrielle. If you feel the same way, please join our efforts to bring Ephiny back to our screens in "Xena: Warrior Princess" by signing the petition above. Your details will be mailed to us and once we have a certain number of names, we will send the list in to Renaissance Pictures and Studios USA. All information entered here is confidential. Only the recipients of this petition at RenPics and Studios USA, and the person compiling it will see this information.
This is the disclaimer that will appear on the petition to be sent in:
We the undersigned fans of "Xena: Warrior Princess" hereby respectfully request the return of the character "Ephiny" as played by Danielle Cormack. Since Xena's inception we have followed this recurring guest star. We have immensely enjoyed the changes this character has gone through over the past four years. We have watched Ephiny go from being a raw, self-involved Amazon warrior who was Xena's adversary and Gabrielle's reluctant tutor, to marrying the enemy and bearing a centaur child, to becoming Xena's comrade-in-arms and Gabrielle's friend and confidante. The character's development has been a sheer delight enjoyed by the undersigned. This due all in part to Mr. Rob Tapert, the writers of Xena and the actress Danielle Cormack. With the advent of Xena ending in two years, it came with great shock and sadness at the demise of Ephiny in "Endgame." It is for this reason we are imploring Renaissance Pictures to see their way to somehow restore the character of Ephiny over the course of the next two seasons (preferably in the next two seasons.) We the undersigned would be eternally grateful. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
Thank you for signing!