Alti...aka Claire Stansfield. Hmmmm, what can I say about this wonderful actress? She brings back to the show something we have all been missing with the demise of the evil Callisto....someone we love to hate. Yes, I for one have certainly missed seeing Callisto taunting Xena mercilessly. Hudson Leick is definitely a talented actress, and played the part perfectly, but they made her an angel, and we were left "villain-less"!! But now, in steps Alti...evil to the core, unrelenting in her lust for revenge and power. You gotta love it! And the voice? Wow, gives me the shivers hehe. I wasn't a big Alti fan before, but I recently went to the Chicago Convention and got to see and meet Claire herself. She won me over immediately, and now I am a "born-again Altian"! Hehe!I personally can't wait to see more of Alti this season or next. Encased in amber? Baaaaah! We all know that won't hold her for long! She's one smart shamaness.