Be Careful What You Witch For

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 5/18/00
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  • Episode Description
  • A Genie, employed by a Dragon Warlock to steal the Halliwells' powers, offers to grant each sister one wish for whatever they most desire. But when they refuse, the genie tricks them into wishing, resulting in an uncontrollable power for Phoebe, Prue's death, and the rapid aging of Dan, who finally learns Piper's secret.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Greg Vaughan

    Dan Gordon

  • Dorian Gregory

    Darryl Morris

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • A great mistake?

    By austramieze, Mar 08, 2013

  • A Genie, employed by a Dragon Warlock to steal the Halliwells' powers, offers to grant each sister one wish for whatever they most desire.

    By ladycatherine, Jul 20, 2005

  • Be Careful What You Witch For

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 12, 2012

  • Genie-ology

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 10, 2008

  • Here's wishing Season 2 had a better ending...

    By iltarion, Feb 13, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Piper: Are you sure you don't remember anything about witches, genies, Dick? Prue: (at 17) No, but it sounds totally bitchin'.

    • Piper: Where you off to? Prue: Lunch date with Dick. Phoebe: Dull Dick? Prue, you are too hot to have to duty date. Prue: Yeah, well. All demon hunting and no play has made me a lot less picky. I gotta figure out a way to put more balance in my life. Piper: Yeah, but you don't need Dick!

    • Piper (confronting the genie): You've tricked us and now there is a warlock that's trying to turn us into witch-kebabs!

    • Genie (to Prue): Don't you just love butter?

    • Genie: You're probably a little upset right? Piper: No, I've moved past upset and right to pissed off.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Přej si a bude ti bráno (Make a Wish and You Will Be Deprived of Something) France: Derniers voeux (Final wishes) Italy: Desideri pericolosi (Dangerous wishes) Germany: Wünsch dir was (Make a wish)

    • For this entire season, the show was nominated for the 2000 Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Drama". Plus, Shannen Doherty (Prue) was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror Films's 2000 Saturn Award for "Best Genre TV Actress".

    • This episode scored 4.5 million viewers.

    • Jeff Corey and Zitto Kazann who each guest star as Council Members (a.k.a The Triad) previously starred together in the TV series Helltown. The series aired in the mid-1980's, starred Robert Blake and aired on NBC.

    • This episode marks Shannen Doherty's directorial debut.

    Trivia (38)

    • When Teenage Prue got stabbed and Piper froze the scene, Why didn't they call for Leo to come heal her right after it happened.

    • In the season 1 episode Secrets and Guys, Phoebe discovers that Leo is actually a whitelighter and he explains that he knew about her and her sisters' secret and that he'd been watching them since they were born. But in this episode, he does not know curiously what happened to Prue when she was 18. And the season 2 episode Murphy's Luck he ignored that Prue had an accident that could cost Phoebe's life several years ago.

    • When Prue calls Piper about Dragon being after her it is almost dawn and even becomes light on the way to find her. Why wouldn't they have been out looking for her long before that? She was 17, without powers and in danger from the Dragon! Why would they not be out looking for her long before that?

    • When Dragon stabs teenage Prue, Piper freezes the scene and runs over to her. A few moments later while Phoebe was getting the car the Genie apparently unfreezes(when he says "what have I done"). Where was the Dragon? He was in the middle of attacking when Piper froze him, so wouldn't he have continued to com,e after them, if the scene unfroze? If he was still frozen, how did the Genie become unstill?

    • In this episode it's stated that Prue was "a nightmare" at seventeen and was constantly in trouble. This, however is somewhat contradicted in the season three episode Coyote Piper, when it is said that not only was Prue popular but the class president and head cheerleader as well! Another questionable piece of history is that Prue had a habit of dating bad boys and was attacked by one at 17. However, it was said that Andy and her were an item all through high school.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Genie: And those witches would be dead right now if Puff over here hadn't screwed everything up.
      Puff is a reference to Peter, Paul & Mary's song Puff, the Magic Dragon, since he is talking about the Dragon Warlock.

    • Title: Be Careful What You Witch For
      This is a reference to the saying "be careful what you wish for".

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