Season 2 Episode 12


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 2000 on The WB
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Episode Summary

When Piper contracts a life-threatening tropical virus that leaves her in intensive care, Prue and Phoebe cast an 'awakening' spell to save her life. However, since the spell was used for personal gain, the sisters can no longer sleep, and Piper's sickness spreads into an epidemic as a direct consequence. Meanwhile, Prue quits her job at Buckland's and Phoebe enrolls in university.moreless

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Matthew Glave

Matthew Glave

Dr. Curtis Williamson

Guest Star

Andrew Ducote

Andrew Ducote


Guest Star

Daniel Reichert

Daniel Reichert

Dr. Seigler

Guest Star

Brian Krause (I)

Brian Krause (I)

Leo Wyatt

Recurring Role

Lochlyn Munro

Lochlyn Munro

Jack Sheridan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (17)

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time the Charmed Ones learn how they can contact Leo when he's not around. When he is close by, he can hear them calling out his name.

    • After the threat has been contained at the end of the episode we see Piper collecting the imported fruit and throwing it away. Wouldn't this have been the first thing she did once being released from the hospital the first time consitering they were the carriers of the insects that made her sick?

    • The doctors call for anyone who's been around Piper to be put into isolation. How is it Dan is never rounded up and isolated with the sisters?

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time Piper dies.

    • How was it that Leo was able to save Piper anyway? Several episodes prior to this in P3H20 he was unable to cure poison ivy because he could only heal when the Elders allowed him to. Yet, in this episode he was forbidden to heal Piper and was able to do it!

    • TRIVIA: This episode features the third and final appearance of Prue's boss Mr. Caldwell. Surprisingly, despite having had dialouge in each of his appearances, the actor was never credited for his appearances.

    • TRIVIA: This episode does not feature the Charmed Ones battling demons, warlocks or any other supernatural threat.

    • When Piper first recovers after the spell, she is apparently released that night, since they are shown hanging at P3. It is unlikely that after coming as close to dying as she did, that the hospital would've released her. Which also brings up how the sisters quarenteened, then as soon as Piper collapsed, nearly dies again and then has another miraculous recovery, that they apparently were sent home again. Just because Piper, along with everyone else at that point, recovered miraculously, does not mean that once again, her and her sisters would be sent home without any delay! Unless of course the scene at P3 was on a different day.

    • TRIVIA: This is the fifth time one of the sisters has been in the hospital and this is actually Piper's second time.

    • After Prue astral projects back from the Book of Shadows, she recites a verse of the reversal spell. However, she left out the second verse, "Return the disease from whence it came, So life can ease back to the same". Since she left out half the spell, how did it work?

    • When a nurse leaves Nathan's room, the ninja stops the door from completely closing with his sword. Blood is dripping from his sword, leaving a drop on the floor. When the ninja enters the room, the blood is gone.

    • Leo says that the Elders didn't want him to save Piper and so they clipped his wings but why wouldn't the Elders want him to save Piper? If Piper died as the Doctor said she would have then there would be no more Power of Three and how would the Elders benefit from that?

    • When Piper is cleaning up at the club after being cured, she is shown cleaning up the same place over and over, even though the glasses were already cleaned up. Yet the glasses that were already cleaned away appear each time she goes to start again.

    • TRIVIA: This episode features the song Lust by Tori Amos, Under The Influence by Citizen King, The Chemicals Between Us by Bush and Five Fathoms by Everything But The Girl.

    • TRIVIA: This is the seventh and final appearance of Lochlyn Munro as 'Jack'.

    • TRIVIA: Leo has his wings clipped for saving Piper's life.

    • Leo said he couldn't heal Piper because she wasn't hurt fighting evil, but how many times has he healed one of the sisters for just a tiny scratch?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Nathan: So you're saying that my Ninja Doll can fight my illness by freezing the monsters and by moving them...
      Phoebe: And Kickboxing, don't forget Kickboxing.

    • Piper: So, what's wrong with me?
      Prue: Um, they don't really know. We're just sort of waiting for blood test results.
      Piper: I'm sure it's nothing too exciting. It's probably something trendy like mono or Epstein Barr.

    • Jack: The world is made up of almost-perfect. It's nothing but near-misses and necessary compromises.

    • Leo: Now that I'm a mortal I'm going to fight for you! And may the best man win!

    • Piper: Wait, you enrolled? Phoebe, this is huge.
      Phoebe: Hugest thing I've done since I came back home. I mean, aside from vanquishing demons, and saving the world from evil, of course!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Procitnutí (Awakening) France: Le fruit défendu (The forbidden fruit) Italy: Il risveglio (The awakening) Germany: Fieber (Fever)

    • Matthew Glave (Dr. Williamson) and Holly Marie Combs previously appeared togethor on Picket Fences. Holly, a regular member of that cast, played Kimberly and Matthew had a recurring role as Deputy Skeeter.


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