Season 5 Episode 2

A Witch's Tail (2)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 2002 on The WB

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  • Phoebe chooses to remain a mermaid to avoid her feelings for Cole as Piper tries to overcome her panic attacks by casting a fearless spell on herself. Paige struggles to keep her job, and save both sisters.

    This episode really captures the conflicting feelings experienced by women throughout different phases of their lives. Phoebe tries to escape her broken heart by avoiding her life. Piper's protective maternal instinct conflicts with her ability to fight as a witch, so she overcompensates in a foolish way and endangers both of their lives. Paige tries to find a way to juggle career and family, and ultimately has to make a sacrifice in order to keep her sanity and her dignity. The whole mess is just a way of saying, stop trying so hard, and take life as it comes. The writers have really outdone themselves in this episode by teaching a few life lessons and keeping the witches as powerful as ever--as a unit.