Reckless Abandon

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/27/00
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  • Episode Description
  • The sisters must find a way to vanquish a ghost who is intent on killing all of the men in a family line, including the last male, a baby.

  • 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 (11)
  • Prue killed Martha.

    By bbch25, May 30, 2015

  • Reckless Abandon

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 08, 2012

  • Recklessly Abandon this one to TV's dustbin and move on to an episode that has Leo back.

    By iltarion, Jan 30, 2011

  • A ghost in love with a woman decides to seek his revenge on her and her family by killing all the male members of the line.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Feb 19, 2011

  • Pointless Has-Been Guest Spot #1: Stephanie Beacham

    By maxpower03, Apr 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Piper: Wow, you're like MacGyver with estrogen. Dan: Thanks...I think. Actually, cloth diapers are more environmentally friendly but harder to use. (Dan picks up the baby) There, such a good boy. Prue: (to Piper, pointedly) Yes, he is.

    • Prue: You wouldn't happen to know anything about diapers, would you? Jack: Me? Noo. That would involve knowing something about babies which I know absolutely zero about.

    • Prue (about Dan): You know, I just hate guys who aren’t afraid to commit. They are so atypical.

    • Phoebe: Who would bring a baby to a police station? Darryl: It was abandoned. Now look Phoebe... Phoebe: Abandoned! That's awful. Darryl: That's why they call it a crime.

    • Phoebe: Piper, you'll be fine, don't be afraid. Prue: Yeh, Just think of it as a test run. Piper: I don't need a test run. I remember when Phoebe was a baby, and it was hard on Mom, and endless, and with you dropping her all the time! Phoebe: What?! Prue: Oh, moving on!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Opuštěné dítě (Abandoned Child) France: L'héritier (The heir) Italy: Istinto materno (Maternal instinct) Germany: Drei Hexen und ein Baby (Three witches and a baby)

    • This episode scored 7.5 million viewers.

    • This episode reunites Shannen Doherty and Stephanie Beacham, who previously worked together on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.

    Trivia (13)

    • When Prue and Piper are changing Matthew's diaper in the kitchen and Prue starts talking about how the diaper does not fit; if you look at her hand you can clearly see that part of the top half of the diaper is folded under to make it look smaller. If it were unfolded it would easily fit.

    • Originally Prue says that the presentation was at three and that the plane was leaving at nine a.m. However, Jack then is able to reschedule the presentation for noon the following day. How is that possible? If the plane was already gone what would be the point, meaning the business trip had begun? Considering that Prue's boss was originally gonna send Jack alone because of his annoyance at yet another family emergency, it seems unlikely he would be willing to postpone an entire business trip? It seems more likely he would either choose someone else or send Jack on schedule based on what he had already.

    • Why would the sisters even tell Martha about her death being one of the options? If it was not something they were willing to do, why would they tell her at all? She would obviously feel inclined to protect her last living relative,so wouldn't that just put pressure and guilt on a woman they believed to be their innocent? And at the very least shouldn't they have tried to find Elias bones again before springing all that on her?

    • TRIVIA: This episode features the song Human Touch by Pocket Size and I Love You by Martina McBride.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time that Darryl mentions anything about his family when he tells the sisters that he is a father.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Title: Reckless Abandon
      Reckless Abandon is a song by David Bromberg.

    • Piper: You're like MacGyver with estrogen. MacGyver is a television show starring Richard Dean Anderson that ran from 1985 to 1992. MacGyver was an average guy who could make unconventional and incredible devices out of ordinary things.

    • Phoebe: We better not mention where the baby is in case Casper's still around.
      This is a reference to the 1995 movie "Casper" which is about a friendly ghost and is based upon the original comic book series, and later adapted into an animated series.

    • Darryl: Three witches and a baby.
      This is a a reference to the movie "Three Men and A Baby" in which three men take in a baby and look after it not knowing which one of them is the father. It starred Ted Danson, Tom Selleck & Steve Guttenberg, and a sequel film was also made.

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