Season 5 Episode 16

Baby's First Demon

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 2003 on The WB

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  • Operation: Baby Proof

    Baby's First Demon-The Charmed Ones must protect Piper's son from two demons, but the baby has a few surprises of his own. Meanwhile, Paige goes undercover as a bounty hunter and Phoebe's future with the newspaper is threatened by the new owner. On the surface, "Baby's First Demon" is pretty much your average Charmed fare: a serviceable demon of the week plot with standard track the demon and then vanquish it. The only real difference is the baby's presence and what it means for the sisters now that they have to protect it from the demonic world. Honestly, it's the little things that made the episode more enjoyable than it should have been. The moments with the baby were geunine and I loved Piper still adjusting to motherhood. It makes sense that she would want to stay close to her new son rather than going demon hunting. Even Phoebe acting like an unbearable annoyance about the baby had some character developement in there. Even Jason Dean's intro wasn't so bad. Eric Dane has the right amonut of charm for the role and the last scene between him and Phoebe was good.

    Though I feel Paige got the cheap half of the storyline. Also, who the h@ll blue hooker outfit with that tacky blonde wig would make for a believeable demonic suit. Either the writers love making the sisters look slutty at every chance they get or who ever is in charge of costuming needs to fired asap. I did love the introduction of the Crown. While the Parasite demons were worhtless, she provided some intriguing teases for the future, like her vision. It makes the baby's importance that much greater and how it will effect the sisters is evern more intriguing. The last scene was also touching with Piper finally coming up with the baby's full name: Wyatt Matthew Halliwell. Overall, "Baby's First Demon" is pretty good, despite it's underrated appeal.