The Day The Magic Died

Season 5, Ep 15, Aired 2/16/03
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  • Episode Description
  • After Piper is put on bed rest for high blood pressure, Phoebe and Paige discover that all magic has disappeared from the world. While attending a summit meeting between good and evil to attempt to restore it, they learn that there is a connection between the loss of magic and the birth of Piper's child.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Daniel Cerone

  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • The Day The Magic Died

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 22, 2012

  • Meet the (new) Parents.

    By MovieMark, Oct 15, 2011

  • Congratulations! Its an orbing baby boy!

    By iltarion, Jul 31, 2011

  • Birthday Boy

    By lenzinoH20, Jul 22, 2011

  • Like daughter like father and like mother like son, son wait a sec what's going on

    By AegisAtreyu, Jul 27, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Leo: What did I miss? Piper (distressed): Alot!

    • (The unicorn suddenly appears in the dining room, eating the flowers that are on the table) Phoebe: I thought you tied her up. Paige: I did. She eats through everything.

    • (After Phoebe and Paige vanquished Cronyn, and Doris is with Piper, who is in labor on the stairs) Paige: Well, is everyone okay? Piper: I feel like I'm dying!

    • Phoebe (about the geese): I though you said you tied them up? Paige: I did, but the little flockers got loose. Phoebe: Ok, we have to do better than this for Piper. I mean, if we can't keep geese away from her, how are we supposed to protect her from demons? Paige: Ok, you're right, you're right. I think we should take turns guarding the manor. You know, who knows what kind of wierdo stuff will show up here. (She goes into kitchen and sees a unicorn.)

    • Cronyn: Demons stuck in the Underworld with no way up. Demons stuck upside with no way down. Phoebe: Poor little evil creatures.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Den, kdy magie zmizela (The Day the Magic Vanished) France: La relève (The relief)

    • This episode scored 5.6 million viewers.

    • The WB used the promo title "Special Delivery" for this episode.

    Trivia (7)

    • TRIVIA: Leo does not orb in this episode.

    • How did Paige manage to get the unicorn down the basement stairs so quickly? Horses (and the like) can walk down stairs with training and a person they trust, however even with this training any equine likely wouldn't fair well on the rickey, steep and very narrow wooden steps leading down to the basement. They creaked when Phoebe walked down them and she weighs a lot less that the unicorn.

    • TRIVIA: When Wyatt is born, the chandelier above the dining room table glows blue just like the one in the foyer did when Piper, Phoebe, and Prue became witches.

    • Piper's bathroom in this episode was used as a closet in the earlier season 5 episode "Y Tu Mummy Tambien".

    • In this episode, the door underneath the stairs is used as a closet, but in the season 1 episode "Dead Man Dating" it is used as a bathroom.

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    Allusions (3)

    • The show Piper's watching when she's trying to relax is the NBC soap Passions, where the witch Tabitha Lennox (played by Juliet Mills) is trying to obliterate the people of Harmony, the seaside town Tabitha lives in.

    • Title: The Day The Magic Died
      This is a reference to Don McLean's song "American Pie", where a line from the song that goes "the day the music died," refers to the February 3rd, 1959 deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper).

    • Phoebe: Yeah, but I liked his whole 'world without magic' speech. Very Capra.
      This is a reference to the famous director Frank Capra and, indirectly, to his 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life".

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