Charmed

A Call To Arms

Season 7, Ep 1, Aired 9/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • A grief-stricken Piper and Leo attend a Hindu wedding, where they inadvertently receive the powers of Hindu gods, and it's up to Phoebe and Paige to keep them from consummating their love in order to save the universe.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Dorian Gregory

    Darryl Morris

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • A Call to Arms

    By TrueTvWatcher, May 03, 2012

  • Hindu Gods Just Wanna Have Sex

    By lenzinoH20, Sep 21, 2011

  • Season 7, Episode 1.

    By Wanted23, Mar 11, 2009

  • RESPECT YOUR ELDERS

    By Blinksterboy, Oct 11, 2008

  • Possessed by god?

    By Danny2312, Mar 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Barbas: (to the floating head) Hey, why don't you come on down. Show yourself. All I want to do is thank you. It was such a very good plan. I mean, it worked perfectly. So, how about we go after the witches now? (Paige and Phoebe enter.) Paige: Works for us. Barbas: Well, well, well, well. What do you know? It really is true. Just ask and ye shall receive. Of course, this lair was supposed to be cloaked... Phoebe: Yeah, you should probably ask your invisible friend about that. Barbas: Yeah, well, maybe I will. Ah, come to vanquish me I see. What, again? Paige: Yeah, but I just have one little question first. Why the baby? What does that even get you? Barbas: Ah, the baby. That just gets me to you without the bodyguard. By the way, how is old Leo, anyway? Suffering nicely I hope. (Paige starts to throw the potion.) Uh, uh, uh, uh. I think we should check your fears first. How charming. Your greatest fear is that your nephews won't be safe. From me. How touching. Of course, such a great fear paralyzes you. Can't believe you forgot about that. Paige: Oh, we didn't forget. (She throws the potion bottle, and Barbas is surrounded by a swirl of flames.) Phoebe: We just knew our greatest desire would overcome our greatest fear. Paige: And our greatest desire is to protect our nephews from you. Barbas: You know I'll be back. Fear always comes back. (to the floating head) You set me up! (Barbas is consumed into a pile of ash.) Phoebe: I never get tired of seeing that.

    • Phoebe: Are you following me? Sheridan: Yes I am.

    • Leo: I killed another elder. Piper: It's not your fault - you were tricked. Leo: Was I? What have I become? Piper: Shhh. Oh, it's okay, it's okay. Nobody else has to know.

    • Piper: Hi, personal gain. Do you want to lose your powers like Phoebe did? What if a demon attacks? Paige: Could liven things up around here. Piper: Excuse me?

    • (Paige, Wyatt and baby Chris are in the kitchen. Baby Chris cries while Paige changes him, and Wyatt sits in a high chair throwing food) Paige: Help! Somebody help! Please? (Piper walks in) Piper: Alright, alright, relax. I'm back. (She walks over to Wyatt and sees the mess) What is this? How's his rash, does he need ointment? Paige: I don't know, I've been kind of procrastinating on that one. It's not my favorite thing to check. Piper: Why? You don't have a problem checking Wyatt. Paige: Yeah, that's 'cause I don't flash forward to Wyatt being twenty-two like you do with Chris. Piper: Oh, yeah, eww.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: France: Ensorcel├ęs (Enchanted)

    • Beginning with season 7, the Charmed set moved from its previously smaller Canoga Park, California studio lot to the more grand scale Paramount Studios lot.

    • Episode director James L. Conway and guest star Rebecca Balding (Elise) are married in real life.

    Trivia (15)

    • Just after Paige casts the spell to rid Piper and Leo of the gods inside them, the tip of the boom mike is just in shot above Paige's head.

    • TRIVIA: The first of the six demons blown up by Piper is the 400th evil being to be vanquished on the show.

    • In the opening scene, Paige orbs a diaper over to the bin and drops it in. However, while the diaper disappears and reappears in the normal way, the bin lid opens and shuts without orbing. Given that Paige does not have the power to move objects without orbing them, how does she do this?

    • Phoebe gives multiple people advice everyday, so how can Paige remember what Phoebe wrote a year ago?

    • When Piper loses the four extra arms, the top she's wearing clearly doesn't have openings for any extra arms. How did she wear it while she was possessed?

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    Allusions (2)

    • Title: A Call To Arms
      This is a reference to a quote used when soldiers are called to fight for their country. This could also be a reference to a book by Thomas K. Martin called A Call to Arms.

    • Les and Phoebe have a conversation about Dr. Phil in this episode. Dr. Phil McGraw is a TV personality who has a self-help talk show, as well as several successful books, focusing on self-confidence and positive self-image.

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