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  • Episode Guide
  • S 8 : Ep 22

    Forever Charmed

    Aired 5/21/06

  • S 8 : Ep 21

    Kill Billie: Vol. 2

    Aired 5/14/06

  • S 8 : Ep 20

    Gone With The Witches

    Aired 5/7/06

  • S 8 : Ep 19

    The Jung and the Restless

    Aired 4/30/06

  • S 8 : Ep 18

    The Torn Identity

    Aired 4/23/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Kaley Cuoco

    Whilhemina 'Billie' Jenkins

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Dorian Gregory

    Darryl Morris

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  • Three sisters - Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell - reunite in their ancestral home, Halliwell Manor. When the youngest sister, Phoebe, ventures into the previously-locked attic, she recites a passage from an ancient book which unlocks their dormant powers to transform them into The Charmed Ones - the most powerful witches ever to exist. Now they must vanquish evil and save innocent lives while living their own lives as normal women in the real world. Life isn't so easy when you're Charmed. In Season 4, half-sister (and half-Whitelighter) Paige replaces the dearly departed Prue in The Power of Three. In season 8, a life-or-death decision forces the sisters to fake their deaths and take a young witch named Billie into their care to help them fight the evil forces that once threatened their existence so that they could maintain the 'normal' lives for which they had spent the last 7 years fighting to regain.moreless

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    • (Piper and Phoebe come out of the house and join Prue and Andy. Phoebe is holding Kit) Andy: Is this your cat? Phoebe: It is now. Andy: Seems familiar.

    • Prue: Piper, the girl has no vision, no sense of the future. Piper: I really think Phoebe's coming around. Prue: Well, as long as she doesn't come around here, I guess that's good news.

    • Prue (talking to Phoebe): You always used to push the pointer.

    • Phoebe: I forgot your question. Piper: I asked if Prue would have sex with someone other than herself this year. Phoebe: Oh, that’s disgusting. Please say yes.

    • Piper: Don't tell me you put on a black conical hat and spent the night flying around the neighborhood on a broomstick.

    • Prue: Look. Don't you think you're overreacting? We are perfectly safe here. Piper: Don't say that. In horror movies, the person who says that is always the next to die.

    • Jeremy: You always were the tough one, weren't you Prue? You didn't even cry at your mommy's funeral. Prue: And I won't be crying at yours.

    • Prue: How long have you known about this anyway? Piper: A couple of days. Maybe a week... or two. Prue: Thanks for sharing. When does she arrive? Phoebe: Surprise!

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    Notes (442)

    • In the original (unaired) pilot, Phoebe was played by Lori Rom. For personal reasons she left the show and was replaced with Alyssa Milano.

    • Holly Marie Combs was originally going to play Prue and Shannen Doherty was going to be Piper.

    • While filming this episode, Shannen Doherty was very sick. This explains why Prue looked quite pale and tired.

    • International Show Titles: Czech Republic: Čarodějky (Sorceresses) Germany: Das Buch der Schatten (The Book of Shadows)

    • International Episode Titles: Spain: Aqui llega algo magico Czech Republic: Všechno zlé pro něco dobré (Everything Bad For Something Good) France: Le Livre des Ombres (The Book of Shadows)

    • Music:

      How Soon Is Now? by Love Spit Love

    • Although Charmed is based in San Francisco and the manor's address is 1329 Prescott Street. The house used for the exterior of the manor is actually 1329 Carroll Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

    • The tree in front of the house sometimes has leaves and sometimes it does not. This is because the original pilot had another actress playing Phoebe and was filmed before Spring. The scenes with Alyssa were shot sometime in the Summer.

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    Trivia (3010)

    • TRIVIA: Some of differences between this version and the aired version "Something Wicca This Way Comes" include -
      -recasting of Phoebe and Andy, as well as Heater being replaced by Morris. All dialogues between Andy and Heater/Morris were rewritten and all scenes involving them or Phoebe were reshot.
      -in the aired version, Jeremy is introduced when he tries to interview Andy. In the unaired version, Jeremy is introduced when Piper calls him, and his attempts to interview Andy are unsuccessful.
      -in the aired version, Andy buys Prue coffee while they are at the hospital. In the unaired version he doesn't, but we get a scene where Prue actually meets Phoebe at the hospital.
      -the teenagers Phoebe saves are skating in the unaired pilot and rollerblading in the aired version.
      -the scene in the drugstore, the one where Prue tells Roger she quits and the one in Phoebe's room are absent from the unaired version. However, the aired pilot doesn't feature the scene where Jeremy, before opening the door to the attic, projects himself inside as a snake with a human face.
      -the dialogue when Piper and Phoebe are playing with the spirit board is longer in the unaired version. Plus, in the aired version they eat popcorn while doing this, and in the unaired version, they drink wine.
      -in the aired version, the discussion between the sisters while going back to the Manor deals with how different their lives are now, while in the unaired version they talk about how they will live the same lives as before even now when they are witches.

    • TRIVIA: For the aired pilot, detective Heater was recast, renamed as detective Darryl Morris, and rewritten as a friend of Andy's, not just a mere partner. Jimmy Dineen, who portrayed detective Heater will later return in the episode "Thank You For Not Morphing" as a transformation ("the mailman") of one of the shapeshifters.

    • TRIVIA: The spell used in this episode is part of a ritual to kill Jeremy - "Your love will wither and depart, from my life and my heart, leave me be, Jeremy, and go away forever".

    • TRIVIA: The first spell used by Phoebe is - "Hear now the words of the witches, the secrets we hid in the night, the oldest of gods are invoked here, the great gift of magic is sought, in this night and in this hour we call upon the ancient power, bring your powers to we sisters three, we want the power give us the power."

    • TRIVIA: This episode features the first spell ever used and it is performed by an unknown witch. It goes: "Ancient one of the earth so deep, master of moon and sun. I shield you in my Wiccan way, here in my circle round, asking you to protect this space, and offer your sun force down". In the Charmed paperback novel called "The Power Of Three" however, this witch was named Serena Fredrick. Events in this book and TV episode are basically the same.

    • TRIVIA: Lori Rom (the original Phoebe) left the show after the pilot episode because of religious beliefs and Alyssa Milano took over the role.

    • Phoebe said that there was something familiar about their cat, Kit - this is ironic since in season 5 they discover that Kit is actually their familiar and really a human.

    • TRIVIA: The first spell on the series is performed by an unknown witch - "Ancient one of the earth so deep, master of moon and sun. I shield you in my wiccan way, here in my circle round, asking you to protect this space, and offer your sun force down".

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    Allusions (446)

    • When Piper asked whether anything happened when Phoebe read the incantation Phoebe said her head spun around and she "vomited split pea soup".
      This is an allusion to the 1973 film The Exorcist starring Linda Blair as a girl possessed by a demonic spirit.

    • Phoebe: Well my head spun around and I vomited split pea soup.
      This is a reference to the film The Exorcist where the little girl who is posessed by demons vomits split pea soup.

    • Phoebe: I just read from the book, and wham - I am Tabitha.
      Tabitha is the witch daughter of Samantha, the witch from the series Bewitched.

    • Title: "Dream Sorcerer"
      This is a reference to the song (and album) "Dream Weaver", first released by Gary Wright in 1975. It may also be a reference to the 1987 film A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors, in which a group of teens, like the Three, join to fight the dream-invading killer Freddy Kreuger. The line in this episode "If you die in your dreams, you die in real life" is a direct quote from this and the entire series of the Nightmare movies. It could also be a reference to the Bobby Darin hit from 1959, "Dream Lover".

    • Prue: ...that television show where that woman's an angel and helps people.
      Prue is referring to the CBS drama Touched by and Angel and the show's main character Monica. Ironically, the show aired opposite of Charmed in the first several seasons.

    • Title: The Wedding From Hell
      . This is a reference to the common saying "from hell", used to describe an awful occasion.

    • Phoebe: Got milk? Got Milk? is an American advertising campaign encouraging the purchase of cow's milk which was created by the advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993 and later licensed for use by milk processors and dairy farmers. It has been running since October 1993. The campaign is credited with putting life back into milk sales nationwide after a 20-year slump. These ads would typically feature people in various situations involving dry or sticky foods and treats such as peanut butter. The person then finds himself in an uncomfortable situation due to a full mouth and no milk to wash it down. At the end of the commercial the character would look sadly to the camera and boldly displayed would be the words, "Got Milk?". The slogan "got milk?" was licensed to the National Milk Processor Board (MilkPEP) in 1998 to use on their celebrity print ads, which included celebrities from the fields of sports, media and entertainment, as well as fictional characters from TV and film such as The Simpsons and Batman, posing in print advertisements sporting a "milk moustache," employing the slogan, "Where's your moustache?"

    • Title: The Fourth Sister
      A reference to the three Halliwell sisters plus the addition of Aviva, who believes she can become the fourth sister witch.

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  • Fan Reviews (1490)
  • Loved

    By katelynsunday, Dec 10, 2013

  • bad idea of rebooting

    By CristinaAlber, Nov 17, 2013

  • Dont ruin the magic!

    By daniellebond94, Oct 30, 2013

  • charmed lover

    By NikitaPadilla, Jul 15, 2013

  • a great show

    By kesha623, Jul 14, 2013

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