Charmed

P3 H2O

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 12/9/99
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  • Episode Description
  • The sisters must face and destroy the demon that was responsible for their mother's death 20 years ago. In the process, they uncover a chapter of their mother's life that they never knew about - one that disturbingly mirrors Piper's current relationship with Leo.

  • 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 (20)
  • The girls avenge their mothers death and learn some surprising truths...

    By GCT89, Oct 02, 2012

  • P3 H2O

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 08, 2012

  • Don't lose her... Yeah, here's some even better advice- Don't lose HIM.

    By iltarion, Jan 29, 2011

  • Waiter, There's a Demon in My Lake

    By maxpower03, Jul 31, 2005

  • Momma Drama

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Piper: Sam, yes you were clear. My eyes were open to the difficulties, the risks, but my answer is the same as it was when you were still here with me. No one understands me the way you do, no one can. Leo: What I wouldn't do for what other people consider ordinary. A conversation that gets finished, a night spent uninterrupted. A night with you. Piper: It's like I could've written these. Leo: I wish you had. Piper: What would it have changed? Looks like this one is about our water demon. You can't be with me up at the lake. This demon is too strong and I can't risk losing you, not for myself or the others you protect. They must as always come first. You know I'd never face this demon if I didn't think I'd be home in time for dinner to see my girls, to see you. She never came home. When did this happen? Where was dad? Leo: Your sisters need to know about Sam, your mom, Piper. Piper: And if this demon is as strong as she thought, then they're going to need me but how do we get there in time to… Can you? I mean, is that breaking the rules? Leo: What rules haven't we already broken? I'll have to hold you. (Leo holds Piper and they orb out.)

    • Piper: Whoa, that felt really…alright, oh, laying down now. (She sits down on a chair.) Prue: What are you doing here? Piper: He loved her. Prue: What? Who loved who? What is she talking about? Leo: Sam. Found the letters, Sam. Sam: Patty and I… Piper: Fell in love. Leo: In the letters she told you to stay away. Not to go to the lake. Sam: But I did. I wouldn't have for anyone else. But I should've followed the rules, not fallen in love. I never would've been there. I never would've distracted her and she never would've died.

    • Prue: Um, I have something to say, okay. I have worked at Bucklands for a year and a half and in that time I have survived take overs, near bankruptcy, and superiors from hell who have tried to kill me. So, whatever it is that you're planning to do or already done, nothing and I mean nothing will surprise me. Jack: I just need you to sign this. It's the confirmation sheet on the Fugimotto sale. (He shows her a sheet of paper.) Prue: You listed me as the sales agent. Jack: It was your deal wasn't it? Prue: You covered for me, I'm surprised. So, um, what do you say as a thank you, I take you to dinner? Jack: But wouldn't that be breaking one of Prue Halliwell's rules of etiquette? Prue: I've decided that even though mixing business with pleasure can have its very nasty consequences, it can also bear some fruitful rewards. Jack: Um, so, what's it gonna be? Nasty or fruitful? Prue: Well, that depends on how you do at dinner.

    • Phoebe: Okay, now remember kids, on your way to bed, water bad, land good, water bad, land good.

    • Leo: I can't find anything. Piper: Well, then you don't have to stay with me. Looks of sympathy are not part of your job description. Leo: No. Piper: Um, why didn't your healing touch work? I mean, what, you can save a life but you can't cure poison ivy? Leo: It's not really up to me. I can only heal when they allow me to, when I'm meant to. Piper: Well, why weren't you meant to help me? Why wouldn't I be meant to help my sisters? Leo: There's always a reason. Maybe you're meant to be here. (Piper searches through the washing and finds some letters.) Piper: Dear Sam? Leo. Leo: What is it? Piper: Letters that my mum wrote to Sam. I must've forgotten about them because of the powder. "Dear Sam, Where are you? It's been two weeks since you were last here and I wonder are you alright. Do they have you off guiding someone? And I wonder when they will send you back to San Francisco. To me. Leo: Is this a… Piper: A love letter?

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: P3 H2O France: Le mystère du lac (The mystery of the lake)

    • For this first 8 episodes, the show was nominated for the 2000 TV Guide Award for "Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show".

    • This episode scored 5.7 million viewers.

    Trivia (13)

    • TRIVIA: This is the first episode in which Leo orbed one of the sisters to another location.

    • Leo tells Piper that he can not heal her poison ivy because he can only heal when the Elders) allow him. This however, will be contradicted numerous times in the future, including just a few episodes later when he heals her against direct orders in the episode Awakened.

    • Every time a comparison is made to Prue about her and her mom she gets defensive. However, the girls have discussed Patty a number of times prior to this episode. So why is it that these issues have never been mentioned before?

    • TRIVIA: This episode's music features Melissa Etheridge's Angels Would Fall and Sarah McLachlan's I Love You.

    • Three buses arrive at camp but Phoebe sprinkles powder on only a few dozen. What about all those other kids?

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    Allusions (3)

    • The drownings in this episode and its taking place in a summer camp set on a lakefront are very reminiscent of the "Friday the 13th" series of horror movies, in which the spirit of a drowned boy, Jason Voorhees, becomes an unstoppable murderer of counselors and camp attendees at Camp Crystal Lake, with him often rising from the water to attack.

    • Title: P3 H20
      P3 is the Power of Three and H2O is the chemical composition of water. It was a water demon who killed the girls mother years earlier and the power of three that was at this time facing it which brings about this title. As well it could be a reference to the 1998 movie Halloween H2O.

    • Phoebe: Be vewy, vewy quiet, we're hunting demons.
      This is a reference to Looney Toons cartoons. Whenever Elmer Fudd was hunting Bugs Bunny, he said, "Be vewy, vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits."

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