Saving Private Leo

Season 4, Ep 17, Aired 3/28/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When two ghosts from Leo's past return to seek revenge, Leo faces his demons by submitting, causing Piper's life to be threatened,leaving Paige to deal with the situation. Meanwhile, Cole tries to convince Phoebe they need a home of their own.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Julian McMahon

    Cole Turner

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Saving Private Leo

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 18, 2012

  • Saving good writing for later...

    By iltarion, Apr 06, 2011

  • The ghosts of Leo's past.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Mar 08, 2011

  • The Brothers Grimm

    By MovieMark, Feb 12, 2010

  • Past Imperfect

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Paige: Hey! Newsflash - friends don't kill each other!

    • (Phoebe phones Cole's office) Julie: Cole Turner's office. Phoebe: Hey, who's this? Julie: I'm Julie, Mr. Turner's new assistant. Who's this? Phoebe: I'm Phoebe, Mr. Turner's new wife.

    • Army Guy: Hey you. Dear God! I'm looking at a ghost! Piper: You know him? Leo: Ya. Army Guy: You're related to Leo Wyatt aren't you? Piper: Yes, this is his grandson, Leo Wyatt the third. Army Guy: Milly, Frank, I want you to meet the grandson of the man who made it possible for you to be born. His grandfather died saving my life 60 years ago. You wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for that man. Army guy's grandson: It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Wyatt. My dad's been telling me stories about your grandpa since I was a boy. I'd like you to meet my family. Hey guys, C'mere! Army Guy: Franklin, Sirdes, he's related to Leo Wyatt! He's the same guy who saved your butts too. Lady: What's going on? Who is that? Piper: My hero.

    • Cole (while interviewing for a new secretary): What kind of legal document did you draft as a paralegal? Julie: Discovery, administrative, pretrial, trial, motions, pleadings. Cole: What's your dictation speed? Julie: 120 words per minute. Cole: How fast can you shimmer across town? Julie: 30 miles in two seconds.

    • Paige: Yeah, but I mean he’s a ghost. Who knows where he came from? What era? He’s like a piece of man-hunk history.

    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Zachraňte vojína Lea (Save Private Leo) France: Compagnons d'armes (Brothers in arms)

    • This episode scored 3.9 million viewers.

    • Costas Mandylor previously co-starred with Holly Marie Combs on the TV series Picket Fences. He is the third member the Picket Fences cast to appear on Charmed. Previously Christine Rose and Matthew Glave, both of who had recurring roles on Picket Fences have appeared in multiple episodes of Charmed.

    Trivia (24)

    • When Cole is interviewing Julie she tell him she can throw fire balls, but in the episode We're Off to See the Wizard, she throws energy balls instead.

    • When Paige orbs out of the teacher's apartment, the ghost guys see her orbs going through the roof and to the sky. Since when does this happen? Whitelighters' orbs have been shown to vanish completely in past episodes.

    • When Rick stabs Piper and puts his transparent hand into Piper's chest we can see that in some shots his hand is visible on top of Piper's chest and in others the hand is inside her chest.

    • When Phoebe and her sisters are discussing her wanting to move out now that she is married, why didn't Piper bring up how her sisters (Phoebe especially) was adamently against and offered her no support when her and Leo were first married and wanted to move out?

    • Piper only had to say the vanquishing spell one time, but when Prue vanquished the ghost of Alcatraz, she had to say it three or four times.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Title: Saving Private Leo
      This is a reference to the movie "Saving Private Ryan", starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg.

    • Paige (holds up the ghost summoning spell): Who ya gonna call?
      This is the tagline from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters", starring Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.

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