A Paige from the Past

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 1/17/02
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  • Episode Description
  • With Leo as her guide, Paige goes back in time to her teen years, in an attempt to resolve her feelings about the accident that killed her parents. Meanwhile, Piper must prevent ghosts, who have inhabited Phoebe's and Cole's bodies, from fulfilling their mission.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Dorian Gregory

    Darryl Morris

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Julian McMahon

    Cole Turner

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Not a bad one.

    By bbch25, Jul 03, 2015

  • A Paige from the Past

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 14, 2012

  • Paige's past pain and ghosts marry?

    By iltarion, Mar 22, 2011

  • Paige has always felt responsible for the deaths of her parents in a car accident and, thanks to Leo, we find out why.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Mar 06, 2011

  • Get with it, it's the 90s!

    By MovieMark, Jun 21, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Leo: You owe me, Clyde. Or do I need to remind you of your client that I healed? The one you returned from the past - on the edge of a cliff? I believe there were thirty-two broken bones.

    • Darryl: Look, I am sick of you and your entire dysfunctional family unit. I will not falsify evidence. I am a cop. Piper: Okay, cop, do I need to remind you that you bailed Cole out of jail last night? Darryl: So? Piper: So I was wondering what you were going to tell your captain when he sees Cole on the surveillance tape. Darryl: What are you waiting for? Go get the damn tape!

    • Darryl (to Piper): Hey, what did I say... (pulls Piper aside) no creepy talk in the precinct!

    • Leo: Rough ride. Are you okay? Paige: Yeah. I'm alright. I'm all... (She looks into the mirror and sees that she is a teenager again) wrong! Oh my God. I'm so screwed. I'm supposed to come back as a ghost. Not a ghost with...braces? Leo: You're meant to relive the experience, Paige. Not observe it. Paige: Yeah. But I just wanted to come back and watch me make sarcastic comments about my lack of style.

    • Piper: Don't we need a summoning spell? Leo: No, Clyde ignores them. There's only one way to get Clyde down here. (Calling)Clyde! Get your butt down here you fetid worm from the bog of eternal stench! (to the sisters) You gotta make him mad. (to Clyde) Your mother was a chunky substance from a gin cesspool. And she smelled bad too! (Wind appears and turns into Clyde, who looks angry) Clyde: Leo! I was with a client! 1969, Woodstock, Hendricks was on stage! This better be good.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Paige z minulosti (Paige from the Past) France: Mauvais esprits (Evil spirits) Italy: Il passato di Paige (Paige's past) Germany: Geister der Vergangenheit (Ghosts from the past)

    • This episode scored 3.4 million viewers.

    Trivia (22)

    • Paige's trip takes her back to 1994, but there's a movie poster for Scream from 1996 on her wall. The poster is blurred out for reruns, possibly due to licensing reasons.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it's stated that Paige smoked as a teenager.

    • During the scene where Morris and Piper are at the crime scene, Piper freezes the room. However, once she unfreezes it, a police officer repeats a message he heard about Phoebe and Cole stealing a wedding dress. If the officer was frozen, how was he able to hear a radio call?

    • In the beginning when Phoebe is trying to get Cole to tell her what is wrong. She calls him Phoebe.

    • How is it that Phoebe and Cole never get in any trouble for all of what Frankie and Lulu do? Darryl and Piper take the survelience tape from the jewelery store, yes. But what about all the eyewitnesses? Not just the guard he shot but the clerk, the minister and whoever was at the bridal shop they robbed?

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    Allusions (4)

    • Piper: My sister was just possessed by a supernaturally born killer.
      This is a reference to the 1994 movie Natural Born Killers, which is about a murderous couple going on a rampage.

    • Piper: What is with the Blanche Dubois?
      This is a reference to the 1951 Academy award-winning film "A Streetcar Named Desire", which was based on the play by Tennessee Williams, and where the female lead was named Blanche DuBois.

    • Title: A Paige from the Past
      A reference to the saying "taking a page from the past" which means using a past example to influence the present.

    • Leo: Get your butt down here you fetid worm from the bog of eternal stench!
      The "bog of eternal stench" is a reference to the movie "Labyrinth", in which a young girl must solve a gigantic, magical maze (aka a labyrinth) to save her baby brother. Within the labyrinth, there was a place called The Bog of Eternal, and anyone who touched the bog would reek forever.

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