Welcome to Erika’s House of Denial. Things we have not been accepting as fact since 2001: A Friend In Need. Nope. Never happened. No one went to Japan, no one sacrificed themselves in order to fight a demon spirit thing, no one left their soulmate alone. NEVER HAPPENED. IT WAS A COLLECTIVE NIGHTMARE.
You’re right. It never happened. Xena and Gabrielle say so right here. http://youtu.be/aEBX8NraR4w