When Bad Warlocks Turn Good

Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 4/28/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Prue attempts to help a young man, who desires to become a priest in order to avoid fulfilling his destiny as a warlock of the Evil Charmed Ones. Meanwhile, Phoebe tries to get Piper to stop shying away from a date with Josh.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Ted King

    Inspector Andy Trudeau

  • Edithe Swensen

  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • When Bad Warlocks Turn Good

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 02, 2012

  • When Prue becomes Paige...

    By iltarion, Jan 22, 2011

  • When Good Seasons Turn Bad

    By maxpower03, Aug 23, 2005

  • The sisters help a young man wishing to become a priest when his warlock half-brothers want him to team with them.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Dec 07, 2010

  • Phoebe has a vision which leads Prue to save a man from Warlocks at a church. The man who is about to become a priest is their half brother and destined to be the third of the UnCharmed Ones. Prue attempts to save him from the evil within him.

    By jyarter, Jul 14, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Paul: He should've been here by now. I told you the spell wouldn't work. Greg: We still got time. Paul: I'm telling you he can't be taken. His mother's blood is too strong in him. Greg: Then we will have to kill him. Paul: I won't let that happen. Greg: You won't have a choice. (Brendan enters the room.) Paul: Brendan. Greg: The spell brought you here. But the rest you have to do on your own, little brother. Brendan: I understand. Greg: Do you really? Brendan: I feel only my power reaching out to yours and yours. To complete our triangle. Paul: All it takes is the life of a mortal. And then your initiation is complete. Greg: I'm afraid it's gonna take a bit more. We need proof that you have truly turned. To complete the Rowe coven you need to sacrifice a witch. Prue.

    • Piper: Where'd he go?
      Prue: Um, probably to the rectory to get ready.
      Piper: But you're not sure.
      Prue: No, I'm not.
      Piper: What are you gonna do?
      Prue: I'm gonna find him. Wake up Pheebs, okay?
      (Phoebe stands at the doorway.)
      Phoebe: I'm up. Do you want to know what the Book of Shadows says about the Rowe coven?
      Prue: Go.
      Phoebe: It's not good. Ever since the tenth century each generation has grown stronger. Nobody can find a spell or a weapon that can stop them.
      Piper: Some days you just shouldn't get out of bed.
      Prue: Let's just hope the power of three can beat them.
      Phoebe: Unless it's already three against three.

    • Paul: Amazing reflexes. Check it out. Greg: Should've kept a closer watch on Brendan over the years. Shouldn't have left him alone. Paul: Seriously, you gotta see this, watch. Greg: I'm sick and tired of you and this freakin' lizard. Paul: Yeah? Too bad. (Greg goes to hit him.) No! (Paul puts up a force field around the chameleon.) I'm sorry, okay. Just stay away from my pet. That's all I ask. Maybe we should let Brendan go. I mean, we don't really need him. It's not like we don't already have our powers. Greg: Without his powers we can't complete our triangle. Paul, the prophecy of the Rowe Coven. He must accept his heritage. He must be initiated as a warlock. Paul: Initiated how? We can't force him to kill an innocent. Greg: Well, maybe not, but we can stir his inner nature. The part he thinks he's suppressed. Make him wanna kill. Paul: By tomorrow? Not a chance. Once he's been ordained, he's safe. He can never become a warlock. Greg: In which case, we will have to kill him.

    • Greg: Give it up, little brother. You're praying to the wrong deity. Aren't you, Brendan? I mean after all, we can't deny who we are.
      Brendan: You don't scare me, Greg.
      Greg: Sure I do. (He turns into a warlock.) We've come a long way to find you. We're not leaving until you join us.
      Paul: Please, Brendan, we don't want to hurt you.
      (Greg hits Brendan and he falls to the floor.)
      Greg: Did you really think that the church could save you?
      (Greg picks up Brendan up off the floor. He goes to hit him again but Prue enters the church.)
      Prue: Hey! (She uses her power and Greg flies across the room.) Piper! Phoebe!
      Greg: We'll come back for you.
      (They run off.)
      Phoebe: Prue?
      Prue: You guys, over here! (to Brendan) Are you all right?
      Brendan: Yeah, thanks.
      (He runs off.)
      Prue: Wait, where...?
      Piper: Hey!
      Phoebe: What happened?
      Prue: I don't know, but uh, I'm gonna go find out.

    • Brendan: I wake up at night. My heart pounding, a voice whispering in my head: "You're a fraud. You can't fool God." Priest: These are not new fears, Brendan. I've watched you grow, wept for you, rejoiced in you, you are not a fraud. I know your heart. Brendan: You don't know my family, Father. Generations of evil. Evil that's in my blood. Priest: The blood of the sacrament washes it clean. (Brendan's brothers arrive.) Greg: Hello, Brendan. Paul: Long time, no see. Brendan: How'd you find me? Greg: Yeah, good to see you too. Didn't mean to interrupt your conversation. We'll wait outside for you so we can have a family reunion.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Když se zlo mění v dobro (When Evil Turns Into Good) France: Le triangle maléfique (The unholy triangle)

    • Guest star David Kreigel (Paul the warlock) and Shannen Doherty have previously worked together on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210 when he guest-starred in the second season episode "Meeting Mr. Pony" as a 17-year-old robber who holds her character, Brenda, at gun point.

    • This episode scored 5.6 million viewers.

    • This episode is also known as "When Bad Warlocks Go Good".

    Trivia (10)

    • When Paul is stabbed, blood can be seen on his shirt, but when he pulls out the knife, there is no blood on the knife.

    • TRIVIA: Although it is previously established that Andy believes or is open to belief in witchcraft and the supernatural, this episode tells us Andy was raised Catholic.

    • TRIVIA: The spell that Brendan's brothers use to awaken his warlock side is - "Fratrem nostrum reconciliate, conventum nostrum consummate". This can be tranlated as - "Brother our to restore, coming together our completion".

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode - -A Charming Spell by Splashdown

    • Piper is still wearing casual clothes at night to save the victim of the warlocks. She was supposed to be at work so wouldn't she be dressed more nicely?

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    Allusions (1)

    • Title: When Bad Warlocks Turn Good
      This is a reference to the common saying "when (blank) go bad" - where you can fill in whatever you want in the blank section (i.e. animals).

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