Battle of the Hexes

Season 8, Ep 8, Aired 11/13/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Agent Murphy gives the sisters their first Homeland Security case - searching through cold case files, where Phoebe and Billie discover a belt that gives Billie superpowers. Meanwhile, Piper and Leo are on the hunt for a band to play at P3; and Paige meets a handsome man, who happens to be her new charge's parole officer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • LeVar Burton

  • Jeannine Renshaw

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • Battle of the Hexes

    By TrueTvWatcher, May 20, 2012

  • A hot superwoman bent on destroying men? Well, I guess every rose has its thorn.

    By iltarion, Jan 05, 2011

  • Billie becomes a hooker and Brad Kern's writer monkeys show us they know how to thug talk a "dawg".

    By astralguy87, Apr 03, 2008

  • I hate Billie.

    By Danny2312, Mar 09, 2008

  • The Charmed Ones get their first top secret job with Homeland Security. Meanwhile, Billie gains some comic book-inspired superpowers, Paige falls in love with a Parole Officer and Leo needs to find a band to perform at the P3.

    By johndoe70, Mar 18, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Piper (When she sees all the boxes with the files in it): You have got to be kidding me!

    • Man (off-screen): Hey, superhero babe! Over here! Billie: Ugh, please someone vanquish me now!

    • Billie: What just happened? Phoebe: We're screwed. That's what happened.

    • Phoebe: Hey, lay off the male bashing!

    • Zira (about Billie): You can't save her - it's too late. Piper: Wanna bet?

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode got 4.38 million viewers on its original broadcast.

    Trivia (16)

    • Why would Phoebe let Billie open the Manor's front door after what Billie did to the cab's door? It came off completely from its hinges when she opened it, since she's a superhero. Surely it was meant to be funny, and it was, but logically, Phoebe shouldn't let her touch anything.

    • How come Henry doesn't know Paige? She and her sisters exploded in the news when they faked their deaths. And when they came back and they were known to the world as "spies" working for the Homeland Security. Their faces were everywhere, and yet Henry doesn't recognize Paige's face!

    • The demon Tai is the same one from the season 5 episode The Importance of Being Phoebe. He was guarding the front door of the Manor after Cole takes control of it. When Cole releases the Nexus and absorbs it, Phoebe says the spell to send it back to the ground and takes Cole with it. In result, all the demons in the house are vanquished, so shouldn't Tai be dead?

    • TRIVIA: Billie makes a reference towards the end of the episode by saying "I'm still a little gun-shy" and it could be a reference to a track from Liz Phair's album "Exile in Guyville", who performs shortly after she says this.

    • TRIVIA: Liz Phair finally makes an appearance on the series, as her music previously was used in episodes "Secrets and Guys" (the song "Baby Got Going"), "Oh My Goddess" (the song "Extraordinary"), and "It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World" (the song "Take A Look"). This episode feartures music from her latest album "Somebody's Miracle", and that is also the song performed at P3.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Billie is referred to as a "Wonder Witch" - this is a reference to the superhero Wonder Woman.

    • Paige: What are we - Charlie's Witches?
      This is a reference to the 1970's TV series "Charlie's Angels" (which was also made into two films). This is also a nod towards Aaron Spelling who is the creator and executive producer of both series.

    • Title: Battle of the Hexes
      This is a reference to the common phrase "battle of the sexes". The phrase was also used as the title of the 1959 Charles Crichton film "The Battle of the Sexes", starring Peter Sellers, Robert Morley & Constance Cummings. It was based (very loosely) on a short story, "The Catbird Seat", by James Thurber (New Yorker 1942), and subsequently anthologised.

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