Used Karma

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/25/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Jason breaks up with Phoebe when he finally learns her and her sisters are really witches. Meanwhile, Richard attempts to free himself of his family's karma, and Piper and Paige try to vanquish a group of Swarm demons, the last on Chris' list of the most significant threats to Wyatt.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • Drew Fuller

    Chris Perry

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Ah it's ok.

    By bbch25, 2 days ago

  • Used Karma

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 25, 2012

  • Mata Horny

    By lenzinoH20, Sep 14, 2011

  • Not my favorite episode!

    By gopink, Oct 31, 2007

  • What goes around, comes around

    By Blinksterboy, Sep 01, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Phoebe: I am so sorry…about everything. The…lies and… Jason: Hey. Don't. Remember you saved me. Phoebe: Yeah, but that was after I tried to kill you. Jason: Well, there was that.

    • (As they see Phoebe walk out of the house with her strange behavior and outfit) Piper: Please tell me she didn't… Paige: …cast a spell on herself? I think she did.

    • Phoebe: You live a double life with your boyfriend, and you pay the price. If anyone's karma made this happen, it's mine. Paige: That's true. You had the chance to clean this up tonight, and you didn't. Phoebe: See? There is that "I told you so", huh?

    • (Paige is urging Phoebe to tell Jason that she's a witch, but she's annoyed by Phoebe's hesitation) Paige: Ok, that was a three-course meal, not including the fruit and cheese plate. I gave a million openings. What do you need, a drum roll? Phoebe: Actually, that's not a bad idea.

    • Paige: I swear this is where we found The King last time. Piper: Well, maybe your orbing was off. Paige: My orbing was not off. They just moved. Piper: Well, we should be hearing the swarm. So why don't we? Paige: I don't know. 'Cause there's like a gajillion miles of this stupid maze? They could be anywhere. Piper: We don't even know if Phoebe is here. Paige: Well, it's our best bet. I swear, if she is hurt, I am never going to forgive Richard. Piper: I think Jason's the one we need to worry about right now.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Karma z druhé ruky (Secondhand Karma) France: Mata Hari (Mata Hari)

    • Neither Drew Fuller (Chris) or Dorian Gregory (Darryl) appear in this episode.

    • This episode is known as "Flames of Fury" in Australia.

    • The WB used the promo title "Mata Hari" for this episode

    Trivia (25)

    • Paige should have sensed the people in the room before she orbed in.

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode - -Fallen by Sarah McLachlan

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the fifth time Phoebe has been possessed. Prior to Mata Hari, she has been possessed by The Woogy, P. Russell, Lulu and Isis.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, it's shown that Richard is left-handed.

    • If Phoebe was afraid to tell Jason that she was a witch, why didn't she just cast a truth spell on him like Prue and Paige did in previous seasons?

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    Allusions (4)

    • "Mata Hari, isn't she one of the Bond girls?"
      This could be an allusion to the very first Bond movie made Casino Royale from 1967, with David Niven as James Bond. The film's plot had Bond and Mata Hari having a daughter, Mata Bond (played by Joanna Pettet).

    • Paige: Then how do you explain my sister walking around like the nudie version of Les Mis?
      Les Mis is the shorter title of "Les Misérables" - a famous play by Victor Hugo about a French man who escapes prison and goes from rags to riches while still being persued by a fomer prison guard. It has been turned into a movie and has been performed in many theaters.

    • Phoebe: Saved by the orb.
      An adapted saying from the common phrase "saved by the bell".

    • Paige: Since when do you speak freedom fry?
      When France opposed the United States in its bid to win United Nations support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the U.S. House of Representatives changed the name of French fries on the menus of their restaurants and snack bars to "freedom fries." The name was changed back to French fries in 2006.

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