Pardon My Past

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/17/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe experiences flashes of one of her past lives when she and her sisters were cousins in the 1920s. However, in this past life, Phoebe was evil and power mad and a curse was bestowed upon her that could affect future Phoebe's life.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Greg Vaughan

    Dan Gordon

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Reply to ChristinaBryant

    By shenarah5355, Jan 04, 2014

  • This Episode Makes NO Sense!

    By ChristinaBryant, Jun 03, 2013

  • Pardon My Past

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 12, 2012

  • Pardon my confusion...

    By iltarion, Jan 31, 2011

  • The Golden Gals

    By maxpower03, Nov 03, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Phoebe: I was bad... I was very... very bad...

    • Phoebe: Leo, don't worry so much. You're mortal now. You'll get wrinkles.

    • Past-life Phoebe: Would you tell your husband to play something else. I'm bored with this old song. (Past-life Piper walks over to her husband, Past-life Dan) Past-life Piper: Don't worry about her, baby, just keep playing. Past-life Dan: Anything for you.

    • Phoebe: This so embarrassing. I haven't needed my big sister to walk me to school since the first grade.

    • Prue (about Leo): It's not like there's a fallen Whitelighter support group to join or anything.

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    Notes (1)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Hrozba z minulosti (Threat from the Past) France: Soeurs contre soeur (Sisters against sister)

    Trivia (26)

    • Piper's past life must be the only one of the three that was in the charmed line because she had one of Melinda Warren's powers - freezing.

    • When Phoebe pulls out the family tree and finds P.Russell, the dates are July 2, 1894- Feb. 17, 1924. She then states that the dates match up, as well as the age. This would make Phoebe 30 years old, which we know she is not. When she first finds her name, the date of birth is November 2, 1975. This makes Phoebe 24 at the time of the episode.

    • When Phoebe switches life forces with her former life evil Phoebe is able to throw fire at Piper and Prue when they get back to the manor. However this does not make sense, since it was only the souls that were switched, past Phoebe should have only had the power of premonition since that is the power that belongs to the body she took over.

    • Phoebe switches life essences with her past self in order to hide the amulet but is in danger because past Prue and Piper are only gonna recognize her as the evil Phoebe. So why then didn't one of them switch life essences as well in order to hold off the killing until she successfully hid the amulet? Note: When Phoebe first reads the spell, Prue asks that, but Piper says only Phoebe can go.

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the fourth time one or more of the sisters travels through time.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Phoebe: Where's Shirley MacLaine when you need her?
      Shirley MacLaine, though most widely known as an actress, is also very spiritual and claims to be in touch with her past lives; she has made many accounts of various lives she's had in the past.

    • Title: Pardon My Past
      This is a reference to the common saying "pardon my French".

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