Sword and the City

Season 6, Ep 8, Aired 11/9/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The Charmed Ones are called upon by The Lady of the Lake to help protect Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone. Numerous magical beings arrive at the manor to try their hand at pulling the sword from the stone, but it's Piper who finally pulls Excalibur out of the stone, causing a surprise figure to appear.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • David Simkins

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Sword and the City

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 24, 2012

  • Contender for worst title? Me thinks so.

    By MovieMark, Mar 14, 2012

  • Queen Piper and Her Knights of Vanquish

    By lenzinoH20, Sep 07, 2011

  • Queen for a day

    By Blinksterboy, Aug 08, 2008

  • Excalibur meets Charmed.

    By dmarex, Nov 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Phoebe: Wow! Who works here? Paige: You do. Who rocks? That would be me.

    • Piper: Chris! Chris! Get down here! (Leo orbs in) Where is Chris? Leo: Busy. What's going on? Piper: Busy with what? Leo: Other charges. I took him off your account again. Piper: Our account? Leo: You know what I mean.

    • Phoebe: I can't tell you what to do. I mean how weird is that? Paige: Well, it's no weirder than usual. Phoebe: Oh! I see. Paige: Just kidding. Sort of.

    • (Paige shows up at Phoebe's office) Phoebe: Hi. I thought you had a new temp job today. Paige: I do. Phoebe: Why aren't you there? Paige: Apparently, I am. Phoebe: What?!

    • Piper: So you want me to add "baby-sit the sword" and "mix vanquishing potion" to my never-ending to-do list... Paige: Look, sword is stuck in the stone. You know it, I know it, the bad guys know it. Nobody's gonna get it out until King Arthur pulls it out and when that happens there'll be lots of fire works. Piper: And when that might be? Paige: How should I know? Maybe a couple thousand years?

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Meč ve městě (Sword in the City) France: Excalibur (Excalibur)

    • In interviews, Holly Marie Combs has stated that this was the episode they were filming when she found out she was pregnant.

    • This episode is known as "Queen Piper 1" in Australia.

    • The WB used the promo title "Charmed in Camelot" for this episode.

    Trivia (17)

    • Although Drew Fuller is mentioned in the credits, he doesn't actually appear in this episode.

    • When Mordaunt is vanquished at the end of the episode, he becomes both Wyatt's first victim and the three hundredth evil being to be vanquished on the show.

    • How could Piper see the fairy in this episode? In season 3, they had to cast a spell and believe in order to see fairies.

    • TRIVIA: Edward Atterton, who played Mordaunt in this episode, played Excalibur-wielding King Arthur in the Mists of Avalon TV miniseries.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of only 2 episodes in season 6 that Drew Fuller (Chris) didn't appear in. Also in the opening credits pictures of him are replaced with pictures of the girls from the season 5 episode "A Witch's Tail (2)".

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    Allusions (2)

    • Phoebe: Her majesty has left the building. This is a play-off of the phrase heard after every Elvis concert. "Elvis has left the building."

    • Title: Sword and the City
      This is a reference to both the TV series, Sex & The City and the animated Disney film "The Sword In The Stone".

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