Charmed

Charmed Noir

Season 7, Ep 8, Aired 11/14/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Paige and Agent Brody, are drawn into an unfinished novel that takes place in the 1930s, and they must elude the gangsters in pursuit of the famed Burmese Falcon. Meanwhile, Phoebe, Piper and Leo work to re-write the novel to help get Paige and Brody out of it, before they're killed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Curtis Kheel

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Charmed Noir

    By TrueTvWatcher, May 04, 2012

  • The 30s Are Alright

    By lenzinoH20, Sep 27, 2011

  • Absolutely classic! Read on for details..

    By limegreenscream, Apr 09, 2007

  • Paige and Brody get sucked into a book that is based in the 1930s. Starring: Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Holly Marie Combs as "Piper", Brian Krause

    By budde22, Jan 02, 2009

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    By Blinksterboy, Nov 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Paige (talking about the Mullen brothers): They're dicks. Kyle: Haha, dicks. Paige: No, like private eyes, detectives, they wrote themselves in.

    • Piper: You be creative and just keep Paige and Brody alive. Phoebe: Oh, okay, right. No pressure!

    • Leo: He's setting them up. Phoebe: What do you expect? It's called Crossed, Double Crossed!

    • Piper: Lana and the Fed? Phoebe: At least he's not calling him Kyle. Know what I mean?

    • Piper: I was talking about the gnome, not the husband. Phoebe: Oh, right. Of course. Um well according to the book they don't have any natural enemies, but as a species they tend to piss people off. Piper: But you said he was shot. Who would shoot a gnome? And why is the 'G' silent? Phoebe: That's a really good question. I think the fact that he was shot in Magic School is what worries Paige the most. Piper: I don't blame her. The boys aren't still there, are they? Phoebe: No, she brought them back. They're taking their naps. Piper: I'm just getting really tired of this. Phoebe: Oh, don't worry we'll find out who killed him. Piper: No, not the gnome, the husband. Phoebe: Oh, I can't keep up.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode scored 3.9 million viewers.

    • This episode aired on November 13, 2004 in Canada.

    • The WB used the (commercial only) promo title "Charmed Confidential" for this episode.

    Trivia (6)

    • TRIVIA: This is the first episode in which Paige orbed someone by hand, without going with them.

    • TRIVIA: The classic car used in this episode by Paige and Brody formerly belonged to Joe Kennedy, father of famous US President John F. Kennedy.

    • TRIVIA: This is the third time Nancy Drew's name is mentioned in the show. The first time it was used was in the first episode Something Wicca This Way Comes and the second time it was used was in the season 4 episode Trial By Magic.

    • When Paige and Kyle are talking to Ms. Donavan, Paige isn't wearing her teaching robes, but when she and Kyle walk into the next room Paige is wearing them.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of nine episodes with the series title, "Charmed", in it.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Paige: The falcon, as in the Maltese Falcon?
      This is a reference to the famous 1930 detective novel The Maltese Falcon, written by Dashiell Hammett. The story has been adapted several times for film.

    • Eddie: Of all the books in all the libraries in all the world... you gotta get sucked into this one?
      This is a play on the famous quote from the film Casablanca, "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine". The film starred Humphrey Bogart.

    • Paige: I need him to do the CSI part of this, can you please get Piper, check the book, and you do the magical part!
      CSI is a popular crime and forensics show that airs on CBS and spun-off into two more CSI shows.

    • (When Paige and Brody are changing clothes in Bogey's Apparel, Paige asks if she looks like Lana Turner) Brody: Right outta The Postman Rings Twice.
      Lana Turner was a famous noir actress from the 1930s movies. "The Postman Rings Twice" is one of her more well-known movies fom the time period this show is set in.

    • re: the sign that says Bogey's Apparel
      "Bogey" was the nickname of Humphrey Bogart, a famous actor in many film noir movies.

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