All Hell Breaks Loose

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 5/17/01
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  • Episode Description
  • When the Halliwell sisters are exposed as witches on nation-wide television, they form a pact with The Source to reverse time and undo the damage. However, in the process, one of the sisters makes the ultimate sacrifice, placing the Power of Three in mortal danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Dorian Gregory

    Darryl Morris

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Fan Reviews (97)
  • all hell breaks loose prue dies

    By matty12345, Feb 14, 2013

  • All Hell Breaks Loose

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 14, 2012

  • the charmed ones deal wit ha docter being hunted by shax.but saving him meant tha tthey got exposed .piper gets shot and phoebbee goes down to the underworld t osave her.time turns back and prue dies.

    By jstitely1, Mar 19, 2006

  • One of the best season finales in all 8 seasons.

    By littlehutch2008, Jun 29, 2006

  • Shannen's powerful farewell opus... Bye PRUE.......

    By iltarion, Feb 25, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • (Piper and Prue successfully vanquish Shax in a public place) Prue: Oh, this is bad... (notices people standing around them start applauding) Piper: (notices the News van) Ooooh, News at eleven...

    • Leo (after he finds out that Piper is dead): I don't understand.

    • (After breaking into the Halliwell Manor) Alice Hicks: Cool! I finally made it! Piper (Shocked): Who the hell are you? Alice Hicks: I'm Alice, Alice Hicks. I've been trying to contact you! I want to join your coven! Prue: Are you nuts? This is our home! Get outta here! (Prue uses magic to throw Alice out of the house)

    • Alice Hicks (about Piper): I killed the wicked witch! The wicked witch is dead! I killed the wicked witch!

    • Piper: Prue, I'm cold. I can't--I can't--I can't feel my legs. Don't go. I love you.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Rozpoutalo se peklo (All Hell Broke Loose) France: Adieux (Farewell) Germany: Das Ende (The End)

    • This episode scored 5.3 million viewers.

    • This episode marks the third & final time Shannen Doherty has directed an episode. The first was Be Careful What You Witch For and the second was The Good, The Bad and The Cursed.

    Trivia (22)

    • When Leo first heals Piper and Prue he heals them at the same time. So why couldn't he have saved both of them the second time?

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the first and only time Prue ever attacks innocents with her powers. First, there is Alice Hicks (although later she wasn't so innocent) and then there were the people standing in front of the manor after Piper is shot.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first of two season finales in the shows' eight years that ends in a cliffhanger.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time Piper's life is spared at the expense of a loved one when Tempest resets the day. The first time was in the season one finale Deja Vu All Over Again. In that episode, Rodriguez originally kills Piper (as well as Phoebe) when Tempest resets the day hoping that Rodriguez will be able to successfully kill all three sisters, instead it is Andy (Prue's on/off boyriend) who is killed trying to save them.

    • TRIVIA: During season 3, the Charmed Ones vanquished 22 demons, five trolls, three warlocks, one darklighter, one priestess, one banshee and one life essence. In addition, Cole vanquishes seven demons and one mortal, while three demons and two darklighters vanquish each other - a total of 47 evil beings.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Title: All Hell Breaks Loose
      The title of this episode is an expression that describes when there is confusion or violence surrounding an event. It comes from the John Milton poem Paradise Lost, in which the line read, "Wherefore with thee came not all hell broke loose?..."

    • Alice: I killed the wicked witch. The wicked witch is dead.
      This is a reference to the famous line from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz".

    • Piper: So what do you think, Oprah or Barbara? Piper: Barbara makes you cry. We'll go with Oprah.
      Piper is referring to the daytime talk show hosts, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters. They both deal with really sad topics which in turn, sometimes cause their viewers to break out in tears.

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