Power Outage

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/16/00
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  • Episode Description
  • In an attempt to destroy the Charmed Ones, Cole enlists the help of Andras, a demon who magnifies anger into rage. Meanwhile, when the sisters lose their magic after using their powers against each other, they are left defenseless against attacks from the Triad and Belthazor.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Julian McMahon

    Cole Turner

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Power Outage

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 12, 2012

  • Cole puts his hand on the throat of the Charmed Ones, and then lets go...

    By iltarion, Feb 21, 2011

  • Stop Screaming, Goddamit!

    By maxpower03, Feb 17, 2006

  • The fall of the Triad and sisterly fighting

    By Slayergirlkal, Aug 24, 2007

  • Cole turns up the heat in his mission to destroy The Charmed Ones.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Feb 21, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • Prue (to Piper): Maybe you should handle all of the Homeowners Meetings. Piper: No. Absolutely not. Phoebe: Wow, you're getting good at saying no. Piper: Thank you.

    • Piper (picking up Belthazor's flesh): Ewww I got a slice! Prue: Mmm the other white meat!

    • Prue: (to Piper) I don't think I'm the one who's taken for granted around here...

    • (Leo tells the girls they have to work on their bond as sisters to get their powers back) Piper: A potion would be easier. Prue: Oh, yeah.

    • Piper: I'm sorry, the world doesn't revolve around Phoebe!

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Výpadek sil (Outage of Powers) France: Querelles de sorcières (Fights among witches) Italy: Punizione esemplare (Exemplar punishment) Germany: Alle oder keine (All or none)

    • This episode reunites Shannen Doherty and Jason Carter from the TV series Beverly Hills 90210, where he was a guest-star several times & she was a star of the series.

    Trivia (9)

    • TRIVIA: The two songs featured in this episode were You're An Ocean and This Is Not My Life by Fastball.

    • When Piper and Phoebe are arguing, Phoebe says that Piper is jealous that she didn't have the courage to go away to college (which is implying what we've always believed that Phoebe had gone away to school in New York). However, in the episode Pre-witched, it is said that Phoebe dropped out of college and moved to New York after Grams died.

    • When the homeowner's meeting is first shown, the four neighbors are arguing about the fence, but there are also other people in the background. Piper also makes enough appetizers for more than 4 people, yet when she gets angry and yells at them, she only kicks out the 4 neighbors and no one else is there anymore.

    • TRIVIA: This is the third time that the Charmed Ones lost their powers.

    • When the girls are practicing the "earthquake drill" and Phoebe levitates, the harness used is visible under her pants.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Prue refers to the flesh of Balthazar as "the other white meat", which is a reference to the popular pork industry commercials that use that slogan.

    • Title: Power Outage
      This is a reference to the common phrase to describe a blackout of electricity.

    • Upon her arrival from Cole’s apartment, Phoebe asks her sisters, “Has the tribal council spoken? Am I booted off the island?”
      Her questions allude directly to the CBS reality-competition series Survivor, which was just beginning to come to be a national phenomenon when this episode aired. On Survivor, 16 castaways begin an adventure on an island to win $1 million. Each week, the losing “tribe” goes to tribal council to vote one of their members out.

    • Prue tells Piper and Phoebe, "Who needs Oprah when we can do it ourselves?" She is referring to Oprah Winfrey and the syndicated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, where family members often go to resolve issues with each other.

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