A Witch's Tail (1)

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 9/22/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Piper, Phoebe and Paige come to the aid of Mylie, a Mermaid-turned-human, when she shows up looking for their help after a pact she made with an evil Sea Hag begins to go drastically wrong. Meanwhile, Phoebe attempts to divorce Cole, until he shows up claiming to want her back, Paige, attempts to juggle her new position as a full fledged Social Worker, as well as being a Charmed One, and Piper must protect her unborn baby, and face her fear of the water demon.moreless

  • 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)
  • A Witch's Tail part 1

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 18, 2012

  • Season 5 starts with a belly flop...

    By iltarion, Jul 21, 2011

  • Something Fishy This Way Comes

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 15, 2011

  • Mermaids, divorces and fears are all par for the course in this season opener.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Mar 13, 2011

  • Sink or Swim...

    By MovieMark, Apr 14, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Leo: Okay, excuse me, could we please refrain from blowing up demons in the nursery? Piper: Oh, Honey, it was just one.

    • Paige: What is going on with everybody? We're talking about the Sea Hag. The mysterious monster of the deep blue sea. The one whose name strikes fear into the hearts of sailors everywhere. Piper: Okay. Somebody's been watching way too much Discovery Channel.

    • Leo: Phoebe, take my hand, I'll orb you back. Phoebe: Nope. I'm staying in the ocean. Paige: Okay. Just meet us back at the beach, you swim so fast you'll probably beat us there anyway. Phoebe: No. I'm staying in the ocean. I'm not going back. Paige: I don't understand. Phoebe: Paige, it's everything that Miley said it was. It's complete freedom. Miley: The call of the sea. It'll turn her heart cold if she lets it. Leo: Phoebe, get out of the water. Phoebe: No. Paige: Phoebe, take my hand. Phoebe: No! Paige: Phoebe, fight it. Phoebe: I don't want to fight it. I just want to be free. (Swims off) Paige: Phoebe!

    • Paige: Weather advisory: If you're going to go outside, bring a paddle.

    • Phoebe: Go to Hell. Cole: Actually I was just there.

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    Notes (6)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Malá mořská čarodějka (Little Sea Sorceress) France: Les sirènes de l'amour (Mermaids of love) Italy: Una sirena di nome Phoebe (A mermaid named Phoebe) Germany: Der Ruf des Meeres (The call of the sea)

    • This episode scored 6.3 million viewers.

    • Allysa Milano and Dan Gauthier (Craig)previously worked togethor on the TV series Who's the Boss when he played her boyfriend Pierce.

    • Alyssa Milano appeared in Poison Ivy 2, while Jamie Pressley appeared in Poison Ivy 3. Plus, they worked together in several episodes of My Name Is Earl.

    • The scenes where Phoebe is swimming in the ocean were actually quite hard for Alyssa Milano to film because of her fear of water.

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    Trivia (13)

    • Leo says that he's been watching Piper ever since she was a baby because he's her whitelighter but wasn't Sam their whitelighter until their mom's death when he clipped his wings?

    • When Paige is talking about the water demon Piper tells her about that Demon having killed Patty, but it seems odd that in a whole year of learning about her long lost family Paige never asked about the demon that killed her mom.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time Phoebe's car is shown - it is a mini Cooper. Paige drives a VW bug and Piper drives Prue's old car, a Grand Cherokee.

    • When Craig is in the sea hag's lair he asks where they are and Phoebe replies "somewhere off the north Atlantic". How on earth did Phoebe swim from San Francisco to the north Atlantic in just a few minutes?

    • Leo says there was no one around to finish Piper's baby book after Patty died but what about Grams? If he had been watching over the house as he claimed to have been he must have known Grams was looking after them. How else did he think they were raised?

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    Allusions (1)

    • Title: A Witch's Tail
      This is a reference to Shakespeare's play "The Winter's Tale", and a slight reference to the 2001 movie "A Knight's Tale" starring Heath Ledger.

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