Something Wicca This Way Comes

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (27)

  • Prue: How long have you known about this anyway? Piper: A couple of days. Maybe a week... or two. Prue: Thanks for sharing. When does she arrive? Phoebe: Surprise!

  • Piper: Phoebe! Welcome home! It's so good to see you. Isn't it, Prue? Prue: I'm speechless.

  • Piper: I have a great idea! Why don't I make a fabulous reunion dinner? Prue: I'm not hungry. Phoebe: I ate on the bus. Piper: Okay, we'll try the group hug later.

  • Phoebe: Why didn't you tell Prue I was coming back? Piper: And risk her changing the locks? I don't think so. Besides, you should have been the one to tell her, not me. Phoebe: Good point, Chicken Little.

  • Piper: Hey, that's my boyfriend, Jeremy. What happened? Phoebe: Oh, some woman got whacked. Piper: Whacked? Oh, Phoebe you stayed in New York way too long.

  • Phoebe: According to the Book of Shadows, one of our ancestors was a witch, named Melinda Warren. Piper: And we have a cousin who's a drunk, an aunt who's manic, and a father who's invisible.

  • Piper: It doesn't matter because nothing happened, right, Phoebe, when you did the incantation? Phoebe: Well, my head spun around, and I vomited split pea soup. How should I know?

  • Piper: Don't tell me you put on a black conical hat and spent the night flying around the neighborhood on a broomstick. Phoebe: The only broom I've ever had was kept in a closet beside a mop.

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Notes (11)

  • In the original (unaired) pilot, Phoebe was played by Lori Rom. For personal reasons she left the show and was replaced with Alyssa Milano.

  • Holly Marie Combs was originally going to play Prue and Shannen Doherty was going to be Piper.

  • While filming this episode, Shannen Doherty was very sick. This explains why Prue looked quite pale and tired.

  • International Show Titles: Czech Republic: Čarodějky (Sorceresses) Germany: Das Buch der Schatten (The Book of Shadows) Italy: Il libro delle ombre (The Book of Shadows) France: Le livre des ombre (The Book of Shadows)

  • International Episode Titles: Spain: Aqui llega algo magico Czech Republic: Všechno zlé pro něco dobré (Everything Bad For Something Good) France: Le Livre des Ombres (The Book of Shadows)

  • Music:

    How Soon Is Now? by Love Spit Love

  • Although Charmed is based in San Francisco and the manor's address is 1329 Prescott Street. The house used for the exterior of the manor is actually 1329 Carroll Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

  • The tree in front of the house sometimes has leaves and sometimes it does not. This is because the original pilot had another actress playing Phoebe and was filmed before Spring. The scenes with Alyssa were shot sometime in the Summer.

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Trivia (26)

  • TRIVIA: The first spell on the series is performed by an unknown witch - "Ancient one of the earth so deep, master of moon and sun. I shield you in my wiccan way, here in my circle round, asking you to protect this space, and offer your sun force down".

  • In this episode it is revealed that the order of birth for the sisters is Prue, Piper and then Phoebe.

  • TRIVIA: When the sisters receive their powers, and the chandelier lights up, it reveals a section of the sitting room: a doorway by a fire place caddy-cornered to the wall, and then a double-paned window very close by. This is the actual sitting room of the Innes House, located in downtown Los Angeles, not the set used for the show.

  • Phoebe is the first of the Charmed Ones to cast a spell, and that is the spell of Invocation, which gives them their powers:

    "Hear now the words of the witches, the secrets we hid in the night, the oldest of Gods are invoked here, the great work of magic is sought. In this night and in this hour, I'll call upon the ancient power, bring your powers to we sisters three, we want the power, give us the power"

  • The inscription on the spirit board: To my three beautiful girls. May this give you the light to find the Shadows. The power of three will set you free. Love, Mom.

  • Phoebe tells of three essential elements of magic: timing, feeling and the phases of the moon.

  • The girls learn about Melinda Warren, who was a powerful witch and the beginner of their magical line; she posessed all the powers of the Charmed Ones (telekinesis, freezing time and premonitions). Before Melinda Warren burned at the stake, she vowed that each generation of Warren witches would become stronger and stronger, culminating in the arrival of three sisters.

  • Phoebe was the first Charmed One to save an innocent. She had a premonition of 2 boys getting hit by a car and she stopped that from happening.

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Allusions (1)

  • Phoebe: Well my head spun around and I vomited split pea soup.
    This is a reference to the film The Exorcist where the little girl who is posessed by demons vomits split pea soup.