When Phoebe must constantly save the life of her new boyfriend, a warlock shows up from the future, claiming that future Cole sent him in order to kill the boyfriend before Phoebe dies instead. However, present Cole cannot allow this and tries to help the sisters protect Miles, but when the warlock decides to work on his own agenda, by stealing the Book of Shadows, it results in the death of two of the Halliwell sisters. The survivor must decide whether going back to change the past is the right thing to do.moreless
In the alley after Piper freezes everything, Phoebe removes the gun from that guy's hand without gloves. Wouldn't she be worried about fingerprints on the gun?
When Piper goes back in time and is talking to herself in the car, when she tells present Piper that she is from the future, present Piper says "not that far in the future, I just got that top." Her having just bought the top future Piper is wearing has nothing to do with how far in the future she came from, and this sentence makes no sense.
Before Miles left the manor, Phoebe told him not to forget about their lunch date and he asked if she wanted to meet at his office or at the Bistro. She told him she would meet him at his office and they would just walk. When he stands up after she saves him why was he surprised to see her? Why did he leave his work without her?
When Miles enters the mansion for dinner he has an unobscured view of the dining table but only seems to notice the rest of the family sitting there after Piper clears her throat.
When Piper and Phoebe come to save Miles the first time and Phoebe's running inside Miles' office building, she is wearing black high-heel boots. Then a minute later she comes out wearing Ugg Boots. She is also wearing the Ugg Boots as they are running to save Miles. When they get to Miles Phoebe is back to wearing the black high-heel boots. When Piper goes back in time to save her sisters, it's the same. Phoebe's wearing high heel shoes into the office, then ugg boots out of the office and running to save Miles, then high heeled shoes when they reach him.
When Piper and Paige are talking in the kitchen, there is a shot where Piper gives her back to the camera, when she turns around to look at Phoebe in the conservatory with Miles, she looks twice at the camera.
When Piper and Paige are going to talk with Phoebe about Miles, they knock and barely two seconds later Miles opens the door. How it is possible that he opened the door so quick?
When Piper and Phoebe are running, a man and a women are shown talking near to a post wall, but in the next shot only the man is there and not the woman.
When there are two Pipers in the car, the Piper with the green clothes has different hair between shots.
As Piper is going back in time she can see lots of people on the street but don't any of those people see a strange woman coming out of a wall?
When Bacarra blinks to the street, he sees Piper and Leo. He seems concerned that they are there but since he just arrived how did he even have time to react?
Piper tries to freeze the warlock but he doesn't freeze, so seconds later she tries to blow him up. Shouldn't Piper know by now that if a demon does not freeze he is not gonna blow up? Technically her blowing up power is the same as her freezing one. So why did she try?
Bacarra told Cole that he sent him because if he had come his rivals would have stolen his place. But that doesn't make sense, time does not move forward that way. Besides changing the past would change the reality so Cole would not have been worried about that. It is ridiculous that he would come back to the same exact reality if his plan was to change it.
When Phoebe moves the bullets while time is frozen, the smoke that follows the bullet goes away just after moving the bullet. That makes no sense at all, the smoke should stay frozen because the only thing that is being moved is the bullet.
At the very beginning, Phoebe and Miles are standing near the Manor's door. But the floor seems too large and there are no stairs visible at all. It doesn't look like the inside of the Manor that was always shown.
When Phoebe asks Piper which direction to go, when they are chasing after Miles, a close up of Phoebe is shown and a man and a woman are walking behind her. Then when the camera moves to Piper, the same man and woman walk behind her too.
Why didn't the potions work on Bacarra? They were already made before the sisters' powers were stripped, so they should have worked.
In this episode, when Piper changes the past, she is hiding behind the wall, and she fades away. But in the episode "Forever Charmed", when Piper went back to change the past, once she fixed it, her future self got pulled into her past self.
Piper, Paige, and Leo are eating breakfast. In the wide shot Leo has both hands on his coffee mug, but in the next shot of just him, he is holding it with only one hand.
When the gunman shot at Miles, only one shot is heard being fired, but when the scene is frozen, there are two bullets about to hit Miles.
When Bacarra killed Phoebe and Paige he changed destiny. And when he was talking to his past self he said to claim his throne in the underworld. If he had succeeded, wouldn't his future self have felt more powerful? And if he didn't succeed, he would have realized that he wasn't more powerful and stayed and helped?
When future Bacarra attacks at dinner, Piper tries to freeze him, and it doesn't work. She tells Paige, instead of trying to blow him up. Wouldn't, after having her power of blowing up stuff for over a year, she know to blow him up before she says he doesn't freeze.
In the season 2 episode "That Old Black Magic" the evil witch Tuatha needed a fresh human heart for each of the three sisters in order to disempower all of the sisters. Bacarra however only had one, so logically only one of the sisters should have been disempowered.
TRIVIA: The spell the two Bacarra's used to disempower a witch, which need a fresh human heart, was previously used by the wicked witch Tuatha in the season 2 episode That Old Black Magic.
Leo should have been in awful pain the second Paige died, because that always happens when one of his charges is hurt or killed. Instead, he orbs up to the attic after Piper calls for him and he's shocked to see two of the sisters dead.
The inside of the elevator in Miles' apartment building looks an awful lot like the elevator from Cole's penthouse.
When Paige and Piper bring the "comfort food" to Phoebe, the plate of cookies jumps from Piper's left hand to right hand in a very short camera cut.
When Bacarra and his younger self stole the Book of Shadows, why didn't Paige just summon it?
A dozen dozen is called a gross, or 144 units. Anybody who has ever worked in retail or in ordering knows that very basic fact. Piper, a former chef, restaurant manager and current club owner, asking Leo how much a dozen dozen was is unbelievable.
All of the lilac and wisteria around the Manor's porch/soundstage at the beginning of the episode is surprisingly robust for San Francisco in November. Most of it apparently shrivels up by the next morning when they use an outside shot.
The brief shot we see of Phoebe's newspaper letter column consists of two-sentence opinions on different subjects and there's no indication of any letters from readers or anything.
The gangbanger's hand moves noticeably as the extra tries to hold the gun up and pretend to be "frozen."
This has been used before, but technically Paige's orbing is not a witch-power at all and should not have been stripped. It has been stated clearly that her power is telekenesis and her natural ability is orbing out, as she is half whitelighter.
Piper: (about Phoebe) Miles is not her type, and she would see that if she wasn't on the rebound.
Leo: Yeah, I don't think so. I think he's a nice guy.
Piper: He just got divorced.
Leo: So did she.
Piper: He's wearing cologne.
Leo: Oh, and that's a bad thing.
Piper: And he's a computer programmer? He works with numbers all day. You know how Phoebe is with math. They have absolutely nothing in common.
Leo: You're right. We…we should just vanquish him.
Piper: If it's Miles' time to go, there is nothing we can do… I told Phoebe rebounds never work.
Miles (right after Phoebe saved him from the shootout): You saved my life!
Phoebe: Oh, it was nothin'.
Miles: It was my life!
Miles: I should be dead right now.
Phoebe: Yeah, but you're not. That's good.
Miles: You saved my life!
Phoebe: I think we've been over that part.
Cole: Is Phoebe okay?
Piper: Oh. No you don't! She's having dinner. With a guy. She's fine.
Cole: Well, listen to me. I got a visit from a warlock, and he is after her... guy.
Piper: Okay. Well, thanks for the tip. We'll handle it.
Cole: Well, I'll stay here on stakeout to help.
Piper: No, you can't! Look. Warlocks we can handle. Demonic ex-husbands we cannot. You have to get out of here before she sees you.
Cole: Wait. Did she get a premonition today? Did she save some guy's life?
(Piper looks at the dining room to make sure Phoebe does not see Cole)
Phoebe (approaching the kitchen from the dining room): Okay. Dessert.
Piper: Hurry. She's coming. Go!
Piper: I had a little premonition of my own! (Paige & Phoebe both follow her)
Bacarra (to Cole): You're the future of evil, man.
Piper (to Phoebe): You know as well as I do that you can't cheat death.
Piper: Zip it.
Phoebe: Okay, something really freaky happened last night when I was with Miles.
Piper (sarcastically): You guys are already getting freaky?
Piper: Oh no, they're going upstairs! Should I stop them?
Paige: No, unless you want to make a total ass of yourself - but that's up to you.
Piper: Too many spells and potions to remember, let alone defend against.
Phoebe: We're dead.
Paige: And again.
Phoebe: How long have you guys been standing there?
Paige: Long enough to know you've got some serious 80's dance moves!
(Piper sees Paige and her date, Max, making out on the couch after just walking in while Phoebe and Miles were about to kiss on the porch.)
Piper: What is this?! A brothel?
Max (to Paige): You didn't mention that. I'm a little short on cash.
International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Co se má stát, stane se (What Is Supposed to Happen Is Going to Happen) France: Le maudit (The cursed one) Italy: Il tunnel del tempo (The time portal) Germany: Tödliche Visionen (Deadly visions)
The WB used the promo title "Firestarters" for this episode.
Title: A Witch in Time
Reference to the saying "a stitch in time saves nine".
Bacarra: And then there were none.
This is a reference to the Agatha Christie novel, "And Then There Were None".
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