So I've never liked this episode. I understand them trying to fast-track Paige, having a past-life, getting her own episode etc etc but I feel this episode highlights her flaws too much and makes it really easy to dislike her.
Firstly, I don't like how she remembers so much of her past life, almost perfectly, down to the spell. And if the evil enchantress is her past life, it means it's her ancestor/part of her blood line so by stopping her having the child isn't she effectively wiping out her family line..
I agree that the sisters shouldn't have just burst in, it's really not like you couldn't have knocked and waited. But once Paige was at the manor why couldn't she just vanquish the demon with them there, she came to read the book, is rude to them and then just leaves them with a DEMON and the prince. I don't care if he's not the source, a demon is a demon. I found her to be extremely selfish, self righteous, rude, inconsiderate and frankly ignorant in this episode.
But I do agree, I'm surprised they let this new person move into Prue's room. While I get it may be hard for them to move into the room themselves I was surprised they let her do it but I was glad she moved in eventually and that they didn't keep it too long nor do it straight away.
I thought the past life was stupidly done though, the powers were OTT and that Paige could just tap into it with no effort (she can't even control her OWN powers) and the prince was kind of stupid. Another thing Paige was annoying about, just leaving him in the middle of a situation. You could've exposed magic then too. You summon this guy by stupidly reading from the book, then leave him for Piper and Phoebe to clean up because you ceebs making an effort to handle it.
But I did like the conversation about Paige moving in. It was well acted and written. But when they asked Paige I thought she was acting like a 15 year old. She hardly seems like a 25 year old.
I thought Glen was quite pathetic and at 25 you shouldn't be just disappearing and leaving a job hanging etc. You should be taking control of your life, getting into the workplace. Holidays are a scheduled thing. Unless you make money by travelling.
That pink top she was wearing though! Ew. But her attitude with the whole 'out out out out out' thing, I get feeling completely angry but they're there now and need to deal with it. But she kicks them out, goes to their house to then continue ignoring them! Urgh. Sorry repeating myself.
And I found her not wanting to leave work to deal with the demon AND the prince was completely selfish. And they shouldn't need to be nice to her to make her deal with HER problem. Moving in with them was completely different to the demon and prince. But she makes it seem like the only way the demon is able to be vanquished is if she moves in and because she doesn't want to she can't get rid of the demon. The sword would not have hurt the demon and what it took being attacked to all of a sudden be head over heels?
And the whole "I'll bind her by myself". They are the charmed ones, it has nothing to do with being sisters. The witch thing, as Piper said, is to do with all of them so even if they hate each other, they should deal with this as the three of them. Hell Piper could probably have froze her and saved them this whole thing. And what was with throwing the potion? Yeah I'll just hope that you can't simply dodge it let alone destroy it with the amount of time you have in that long distance throw.
So when Phoebe's past life shacks up with a demon and is under his spell, she gets her fire power taken away. But Paige's past life wants to destroy good magic and ruin people's lives but her powers don't get taken away? Yeahh nice continuity there.
Lastly, I thought Paige's acting as the enchantress was quite bad, and that 'woe is me' pout she does will become a thing for her.