Battle of the Hexes

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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?

  • Henry: You're quite the optimist huh? Paige: No I just have hope.

  • Zira (about the dead male demon): I can't believe he's dead, it's almost anti-climactic.

  • Billie (to Leo): You are such a downer. No wonder I made you invisible.

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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.

  • TRIVIA: Actress Jennifer Tung (Zira) previously appeared in the season 3 episode The Demon That Came In From The Cold as Klea.

  • TRIVIA: This is Billie's first time being transformed.

  • Henry wants to verify if the story about Speed getting stabbed in the back by one of the fellow robbers is true. When he finds out that it is, he lets him go. Why doesn't he take him to the hospital or doctor before or after he lets him go? At least, Speed has got a stab wound, which he has been walking around with for almost an entire day.

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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.