12 Angry Zen

Season 8, Ep 14, Aired 2/12/06
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  • Episode Description
  • During Chinese New Year, a demon attempts to steal a mystical wooden staff, that's protected by the Zodiacs and they enlist the aid of Piper. Meanwhile, Phoebe enjoys her new place by throwing a housewarming party that gets out of control; a monk teaches Billie how to use her power of projection to find her sister; Paige tries to get through to Henry about her magical abilities.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Kaley Cuoco

    Billie Jenkins

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Cameron Litvack

  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • 12 Angry Zen

    By TrueTvWatcher, May 21, 2012

  • The Charmed ONE...

    By iltarion, May 11, 2011

  • Phoebe enjoys her new place by throwing a housewarming party that gets out of control. A monk teaches Billie how to use her power of projection to find her sister. Paige tries to get through to Henry. Piper helps with the staff.

    By Black_Grace, Apr 17, 2007

  • The Best Episode of this Season! It has the esence of Charmed, it's back to basics... A really Charmed episode. Love it

    By Lostfinding, Jul 15, 2007

  • Chinese.

    By Danny2312, Mar 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Piper (referring to dead zodiac): I suppose you heard about chicken? Zodiac Dog (frustrated): Rooster!

    • Piper (about Victor taking Wyatt and Chris to the marine park): I should be taking them to Marine Land. You know, their mother. Phoebe: Well, why aren't you? Piper: Because I have to defrost my husband somehow.

    • Piper (to Buddha staff): What are you looking at?

    • Piper: What just happened? What are we doing here? Billie: Oh, no big deal, you guys were just trying to kill me but I changed your minds. (The Charmed Ones look at each other, confused. Piper and Billie smile.)

    • (The Charmed Ones, under the influence of evil, are approaching Billie and Lo Pan.) Billie: What are you guys doing? Paige: Making our new year's resolutions. (Piper tries to blow up Billie and Lo Pan, but misses. Billie and Lo Pan duck behind a rock.) Phoebe: You missed.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Italy: La schiera cinese (The Chinese Team) Germany: B├╝ffel, Tiger und Hund (Buffalo, Tiger and Dog) France: Le sceptre du zodiaque (The Zodiac Scepter)

    • On it's original airing this episode got 3.28 million viewers.

    Trivia (14)

    • When Paige gets knocked down by the zodiac she falls in the living room. Later when Phoebe comes home Paige is now in the family room where the fireplace is. No one has moved her so why is she shown in another room?

    • Phoebe tells Paige that in order to find Piper, they have to use the To Call a Lost Witch Spell, but Paige tells her that it would not work because Piper isn't lost, despite having using this spell to summon each other many times before.

    • Despite twins Jason & Kristopher Simmons (Wyatt Halliwell) being listed in the end credits, they did not make an actual appearance in this episode.

    • TRIVIA: Starting with this episode, twins Jason and Kristopher Simmons are now listed as Wyatt. They are listed as recurring stars for the rest of this season, even if they don't appear in each episode.

    • The "Eternity" symbol is written on the laundry store's glass window...but it's written so it faces inward. Anyone outside would see it backward, making it meaningless.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Billie (imitating Lo-Pan): Don't bend the spoon, imagine there is no spoon?
      It is a reference to dialogue in the movie The Matrix, when Neo talks with a boy at the Oracle's. The boy tells that it is impossible to bend the spoon with one's mind, one has to realize there is no spoon to bend because they are in the Matrix.

    • Piper (to Billie): Forget it, Jenkins, it's Chinatown.
      This is a reference to the last line of the 1974 film "Chinatown" directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson. Jack (as character Jake Gittes), says to Joe Mantell (as Lawrence Walsh) "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown".

    • Piper: I don't really have time to watch anything anyway. Except Spongebob.
      "Spongebob Squarepants" is a popular cartoon featured on Nickelodeon.

    • Title: 12 Angry Zen
      This is a reference to the classic 1957 film "12 Angry Men", starring Henry Fonda as a dissenting juror in a murder trial.

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