Charmed

Season 2 Episode 22

Be Careful What You Witch For

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 18, 2000 on The WB

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  • Trivia

    • In the season 1 episode Secrets and Guys, Phoebe discovers that Leo is actually a whitelighter and he explains that he knew about her and her sisters' secret and that he'd been watching them since they were born. But in this episode, he does not know curiously what happened to Prue when she was 18. And the season 2 episode Murphy's Luck he ignored that Prue had an accident that could cost Phoebe's life several years ago.

    • When Prue calls Piper about Dragon being after her it is almost dawn and even becomes light on the way to find her. Why wouldn't they have been out looking for her long before that? She was 17, without powers and in danger from the Dragon! Why would they not be out looking for her long before that?

    • When Dragon stabs teenage Prue, Piper freezes the scene and runs over to her. A few moments later while Phoebe was getting the car the Genie apparently unfreezes(when he says "what have I done"). Where was the Dragon? He was in the middle of attacking when Piper froze him, so wouldn't he have continued to com,e after them, if the scene unfroze? If he was still frozen, how did the Genie become unstill?

    • In this episode it's stated that Prue was "a nightmare" at seventeen and was constantly in trouble. This, however is somewhat contradicted in the season three episode Coyote Piper, when it is said that not only was Prue popular but the class president and head cheerleader as well! Another questionable piece of history is that Prue had a habit of dating bad boys and was attacked by one at 17. However, it was said that Andy and her were an item all through high school.

    • Why is it that Leo was so quick to accept Piper's request to go up "up there"? In the season three episode Blinded by the Whitelighter as well as numerous other times, it has been said that it is strictily forbidden! Yet, in this episode, Leo acts as if it is perfectly acceptable to take Piper. While, we know he got in trouble for it as well as her memory being erased, wouldn't Leo already know that it was not allowed and at least hesitate?

    • Why would Phoebe and Piper drive or fly to the park to find Prue? Wouldn't it have been much quicker for Leo to orb them there? Surely Dan could have been left alone for five seconds that it would have taken for Leo to orb there and back.

    • This episode features Filter's song I'm Not The Only One, Beth Hart's song Delicious Surprise, Modern English's song Melt With You.

    • TRIVIA: During season 2, the Charmed Ones and their associates vanquish six warlocks, eleven demons, one ghost, one darklighter, one succubus, one witch, two mortals and the four horsemen of the apocalypse - a total of 27 evil beings.

    • Phoebe mentions that maybe the genie is in the restaurant where he found Prue but they shouldn't know that at all. Prue didn't tell them because by the time she got home she was already a teenager.

    • When Piper freezes the warlock in the park it's visible that he was frozen while he was walking. But in the next shot when his feet are shown, he looks like he is no longer walking.

    • TRIVIA: As of this episode, Prue has a new car and the Porsche is gone.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first of two times the sisters come across a genie. The second time is the season 6 episode I Dream of Phoebe where Phoebe is tricked by a genie and turned into one.

    • TRIVIA: This is the third time the Power of Three spell was used.

    • When Leo comes back with the genie, he has blood on his shirt. How did he get blood on his shirt when all he did was try to heal Prue?

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time that one of the sisters dies.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time that one of the girls turns into a teenager again.

    • Why would the genie grant Phoebe's wish when she didn't really make a wish? She said "I would love an active power" not "I wish for an active power".

    • When Phoebe flies through the attic window she comes in straight, but when they have the second shot of her sliding across the floor, she is at an angle.

    • When Phoebe flies through the attic window her hair is a mess. In the next scene her hair is perfectly combed and styled, but when she is in Prue's room trying to get a premonition her hair is messy again.

    • TRIVIA: The year of Leo's death is mentioned as 1942.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Brad Kern the show's writer and co-creator makes his second and final cameo role. He plays the realtor that is with Dan in the scene when Piper sees Dan is selling his house.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Phoebe asks for an active power, which the Genie grants, giving her levitation ability a jump start foreshadowing its natural appearance in season 3.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first appearance of the Triad, though in this episode they are known as the Council.

    • TRIVIA: French Stewart is the second and last actor to be credited as a "special appearance".

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Prue is shown as a teen with bangs and braces. All the Halliwell sisters have been shown to have bangs and braces as teens. Piper in the season 3 episode "Coyote Piper", Phoebe in the season 6 episode "Hyde School Reunion" and Paige in the season 4 episode "A Paige from the Past".

    • TRIVIA: At the end of the episode, once again, the door of the Halliwell Manor is closed magically by Prue.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Dan learns about the sisters being witches and Leo being a whitelighter. However, he wishes that he never found out about the whole thing and just wanted to forget it, so Piper makes their final wish by wishing that Dan would forget everything.

    • Did the genie also give Phoebe superhuman strength? How did she manage to pick up the dragon guy and fly him around using only one hand?

    • Why didn't Leo just orb Piper and Prue to the park and then orb back to take care of Dan? That would have saved a lot of time that they didn't really have.

    • Phoebe has a twisted ankle at the start, but if she says it was caused by demons, then why doesn't Leo heal her?

    • When Genie listed the reasons to the sisters why he would be a bad house guest, he said "You think I'm gonna be putting the CDs back in the right case?" Genie had previously said that he had been in the bottle for 200 years, so how does he know anything about CDs?

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the final appearance of Greg Vaughan (Dan).

    • In season 3 the Triad has three council members, but during this episode's opening scene, there are five council members.

    • At the end of the episode, when Prue shuts the door magically it shows the inside of the house, revealing that there is no door leading into the sitting room. During the show the layout of the house has a foyer that leads into the parlor and a sitting room, there should be a doorway parallel to the front door.

    • How did Prue know that the guy that was after her was named Dragon? We saw her ask his name and he didn't answer and after that he couldn't have told her since she started running.

    • How long did it take Piper and Phoebe to get to the park to rescue Prue? When Prue called the manor for help, it was dark out. When Piper and Phoebe got to the park, it was broad daylight. When Phoebe and Piper are at the manor, Piper says they have to hurry because the sun will be up soon.

    • When Prue got stabbed by the demon in the park, Piper and Phoebe dragged her back home and then called for Leo to heal her, however enough time had actually lapsed for Prue to die. Why didn't they just start yelling for Leo to orb into the park and heal Prue right there? They already know about his orbing power since Piper makes him orb her to the elders at the end of the episode.

  • Quotes

    • Piper: Are you sure you don't remember anything about witches, genies, Dick?
      Prue: (at 17) No, but it sounds totally bitchin'.

    • Piper: Where you off to?
      Prue: Lunch date with Dick.
      Phoebe: Dull Dick? Prue, you are too hot to have to duty date.
      Prue: Yeah, well. All demon hunting and no play has made me a lot less picky. I gotta figure out a way to put more balance in my life.
      Piper: Yeah, but you don't need Dick!

    • Piper (confronting the genie): You've tricked us and now there is a warlock that's trying to turn us into witch-kebabs!

    • Genie (to Prue): Don't you just love butter?

    • Genie: You're probably a little upset right?
      Piper: No, I've moved past upset and right to pissed off.

    • Piper (about Phoebe flying the dragon demon out of the house): I don't know, can you do that?
      Phoebe: I don't know, I can try to do that.

    • (Leo is talking to Piper, but she is not listening)
      Piper: Do you hear something?
      (Phoebe is outside flying around the house, screaming, trying to land)
      Leo: No.
      (Piper moves foward, certain she heard something. Phoebe suddenly comes crashing through the window and falls to the floor)

    • Leo: At seventeen, Prue didn't have her powers yet which makes you guys more vulnerable.
      Phoebe: Yeah, especially if whoever sent the genie is a demon or something.
      (The front door flies open from downstairs)
      Dragon Warlock: Where's my power? I want it back.
      Phoebe: Who is that?
      Piper: A demon or something.

    • Phoebe: Why does everyone always Phoebe me?

    • Phoebe: Flying is awsome. It's the landing part that's a bitch.

    • Piper: Not so fast. If we're ever gonna make this work I think I deserve to know a little bit more about you, don't you think?
      Leo: What do you mean?
      Piper: I mean, I'm going with you, Leo. I'd like to meet them.
      Leo: Are you sure?
      Piper: Positive.
      (Piper puts her arms around Leo)
      Piper: Take me to your leader.
      (They orb up to the Elders together)

    • Dragon Warlock: Where the hell did you come from?
      Genie: No, that's where you came from.

    • Piper: Dan is back in town.
      Leo: So?
      Piper: So, what am I going to tell him? The last time I saw him he handed me proof that you were killed in 1942. He's going to expect a reaction from me.
      Phoebe: How about, 'Hey Dan, you're right, I am a necrophiliac. '.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Přej si a bude ti bráno (Make a Wish and You Will Be Deprived of Something)
      France: Derniers voeux (Final wishes)

    • For this entire season, the show was nominated for the 2000 Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Drama". Plus, Shannen Doherty (Prue) was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror Films's 2000 Saturn Award for "Best Genre TV Actress".

    • This episode scored 4.5 million viewers.

    • Jeff Corey and Zitto Kazann who each guest star as Council Members (a.k.a The Triad) previously starred together in the TV series Helltown. The series aired in the mid-1980's, starred Robert Blake and aired on NBC.

    • This episode marks Shannen Doherty's directorial debut.

  • Allusions

    • Genie: And those witches would be dead right now if Puff over here hadn't screwed everything up.

      Puff is a reference to Peter, Paul & Mary's song Puff, the Magic Dragon, since he is talking about the Dragon Warlock.

    • Title: Be Careful What You Witch For

      This is a reference to the saying "be careful what you wish for".

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