Season 3 Episode 13

Bride and Gloom

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2001 on The WB
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Episode Summary

When a shapeshifting warlock tricks Prue into a shot-gun wedding in order to steal the Book of Shadows, Phoebe and Piper are lured to the dark side and begin to enjoy their new evil powers.

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Chad Willett

Chad Willett

Justin Harper

Guest Star

Una Damon

Una Damon


Guest Star

Tom O'Brien

Tom O'Brien


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Michael Bailey Smith

Michael Bailey Smith


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Cole tells Phoebe that evil can not love, that it is only lust/self gratification. However, that is contradicted by not only the countless evil being (including Cole) who have fallen in love but by Cupid himself in the season 2 episode Heartbreak City when he tells Phoebe that evil can sometimes love frighteningly so!

    • At the restaurant, Justin leans over the table to kiss Prue, and she didn't stand up completely but in the next shot they are shown both standing.

    • In the beginning of the episode, Phoebe is watching the ending of Kill It Before It Dies, but her bowl of popcorn is just about completely full. Did she really not eat any popcorn during the movie or did she pause it and get more during the movie?

    • The restaurant that Prue has lunch with Justin, is the same one featured in the episode Careful What You Witch For on Prue's date with Dick, and again in the episode Pre-Witched when the warlock kills the girl when the sisters refuse to kill him.

    • TRIVIA: Prue decides to end her relationship with Justin, indicating that the two have been seeing one another since Coyote Piper. She has however, only mentioned him in one other episode We All Scream for Ice Cream. By episode count(five) this is the longest relationship Prue has had since Jack during season two. Some could argue that the relationship was actually longer considering that Prue did not accept her first date with Jack until the end of his third episode and then ended it with him during his seventh and final episode.

    • When Leo returns at the end he says it is because Piper had reversed the evil deeds by vanquishing Zile and therefore he was now alive again. Actually he survived becauce he is immortal and the only thing that can end his immortality is a darklighters arrow or being recycled by the elders.

    • TRIVIA: This is the fourth time that one of the sisters is evil but this time it was all of them at once.

    • When Prue asks Piper for her lipstick back, Prue's already wearing lipstick - in the same shade as the tube that Zile (disguised as Piper) had borrowed from Prue the night before.

    • TRIVIA: In the beginning of this episode, Phoebe is watching "Kill It Before It Dies" which was established as her favorite movie in the season 2 episode "Chick Flick". It was also mentioned by Cole in an earlier season 3 episode.

    • When Piper and Phoebe learn how to blink in the kitchen, Phoebe blinks into the other room first, then Piper. If they left at different times, then why did they blink into the other room at the same time?

    • When Piper blinks Leo says it is a warlock's power, but in the season 1 episode "The Witch Is Back" Melinda says that Matthew stole the blinking power from a good witch - so they could have obtained the power.

    • Assuming the sisters cast a spell from the BoS to return from the underworld, the spell should have returned them inside the manor, but instead they are shown running in through the front door.

    • In the scene where the High Priestess steals the Book of Shadows, she falls on the floor right before Piper and Phoebe torture her. If you look at the soles of her footwear, at first they are those of black workboots, then when the camera changes angles, they change to pointy toed boots.

  • QUOTES (30)

    • Prue: I guess I was the first to get married after all.

    • Piper: I'm thinking I want Pigs in Blankets.
      (The Wedding Planners start laughing)
      Female Planner: And who says you don't have a sense of humor!
      Piper: No. I said. I want Pigs. In. Blankets! (Transforms the male wedding planner into a pig.)

    • Piper (after they turn into warlocks): So what are we supposed to do now?
      Phoebe: I don't know. Kill innocents?

    • Cole: There's no such thing as evil love. It's just gratification, lust.
      Phoebe: You know what, Cole? Your human half is kind of preachy. I think I want Belthazor back.

    • Phoebe: You aren't upset about losing Leo?
      Piper: I should be... but now we are free!

    • Phoebe (referring to Leo): What are we gonna do with the stick in the mud?
      Piper: Wait... I think we can have some fun with it!

    • Phoebe: Oh yeah, Leo, sorry we killed you.

    • Prue #1: I love you.
      Prue #2: You too.
      Piper: Welcome to Planet Narcissist.

    • Piper: Whoa, Prue. Hey, hi. You don't look so good.
      Phoebe: Oh, but that's a great dress.

    • Piper: Where are you going?
      Phoebe: Well I can't wreak havoc dressed like this.
      Piper: Oh.

    • Piper freezes one of the wedding planners, literally.
      Piper: Now there's a freezing power with kick!

    • Phoebe: I really like this whole 'think it and it happens' deal. I mean, just think of the time we could save not chanting.

    • Leo: The book is changing because of you. It is an extension of you.
      Piper: Huh. I should care about that. But I don't.

    • Phoebe (about blinking): Have you tried it yet, Leo? It's a real head rush.

    • Leo: Hemlock killing spell? That doesn't belong in here.
      Piper: But it does have possibilities.

    • Cole (about whoever has Prue): They may want your book. We all want your book.

    • Dantalia: Death alone will not suffice, my dear bride. Not anymore, not after this. (She finds a page in the BoS on a dark priestess.) Yes! Welcome to my hell.

    • Piper: Where's Prue?
      Dantalian: Kill me and you'll never see her again.
      Piper: Hmm, so maybe we should just torture you instead.

    • Dantalian (standing over the BoS): That was easy.
      Piper: Too easy.

    • Cole is telling Phoebe about the high priestess when Piper approaches and Cole shimmers out.
      Piper (suspicious): What's going on in here?
      Phoebe: Nothing, unfortunately.
      Piper: I heard voices.
      Phoebe: Oh, did you? Um, I had a premonition. Must have gotten pretty loud.
      Piper: I guess.
      Phoebe: We gotta go. The high priestess that has Prue, supposedly she's coming here.
      Phoebe walks out of her room.
      Piper: High prie-- Must have been a hell of a premonition.

    • Phoebe: The big bad Belthazor strikes again.

    • Male Wedding Planner: I'm sorry, (snorts) what were you saying?
      Piper: You're fired!
      Using telekinesis, Phoebe opens the front door and the planners get pushed outside. She closes the door.

    • Phoebe: Prue, great dress.

    • Phoebe: It was kind of fun, doing whatever we wanted, with no consequences.
      Piper: You wouldn't call my fiance ending up dead on the floor a consequence?

    • Prue (to Piper): Looks like I ended up getting married first after all.

    • Piper: Leo, the wedding planner is coming at 2:00. You can't get out of it, and you can't orb out of it.

    • Female Wedding Planner: So, no flower girl?
      Piper: Uh, I don't know. Do I?
      Prue: Well, unless you want to ask Kate down the street.
      Leo: Great idea. Maybe she can bring some of her fairy friends. Or trolls, even better.

    • Leo (speaking to Prue about his and Piper's upcoming wedding): I don't know. I just don't want to set her up for a big disappointment. I mean, how do you have a normal wedding when a ghost'll be presiding and the groom's dead?

    • Prue: Can I have my lipstick back, Piper?
      Piper: What lipstick?
      Prue: The lipstick you borrowed last night.
      Piper: Wasn't me.
      Prue: Oh, I'm sorry. I must have gotten you confused with another Piper!

    • Cole: If what I heard is true, Prue is in danger, she is being married to a high level warlock.
      Phoebe: Figures that bitch would steal Piper's thunder!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Nevěsta v temnotách (Bride in Darkness) France: Le côté obscur (The dark side) Italy: La sposa e le tenebre (The bride and the darkness) Germany: Das Böse in mir (Evil inside me)

    • This episode scored 5.4 million viewers.


    • Prue: Unless you want to ask Kate down the street.
      Leo: Great idea, maybe she can bring some of her fairy friends, or trolls, even better.

      Kate was a little girl who was involved with a battle between fairies and trolls that the Charmed Ones helped earlier in season 3.

    • Piper: Gee, Prue, it's only 8:00 and your date's already over? How very Disney of you.

      Disney is famous throughout the world. It's mostly known for its animated films, but it has also produced several other types of movies, which are mostly also for the younger or family audience. Piper compares the movies about dating teens with Prue's life, because it's as innocent at the moment.

    • Prue: Well, that was a wedding from hell.

      This could be a reference to the season 1 episode "The Wedding From Hell".

    • Justin: Come on, what's the worst that could happen?

      This is the line from the Dr Pepper advertisement after which the worst or even more embarrassing things imaginable would happen.

    • Prue #1: I love you.
      Prue #2: You too.
      Piper: Welcome to Planet Narcissus.

      Narcissus is a psycological definition for an incredibly self-involved person, who's love for themselves goes beyond a healthy self worth and into self obsession. It was also a character in Ovid's Metamorphoses who fell in love with his own reflection and his vanity eventually turned him into a little yellow flower.

    • The movie that Phoebe is watching at the beginning of this episode is the fictional "Kill It Before It Dies" from the season 2 episode "Chick Flick". The Demon of Illusion that Cole mentions is also from that same episode.

    • Title: Bride and Gloom

      When a heterosexual couple gets married they are referred to as the bride and groom.

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