TRIVIA: At one point, the demon Zankou (played by Oded Fehr) shows Leo a wall with pictures of ancient Egyptians and the jackal-headed Anubis, reminding fans of Oded's role as Ardeth Bey in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
TRIVIA: The snow globe in Kyle's apartment features the World Trade Center in New York.
TRIVIA: The song used for the opening credits is "This Is Your Life" by Switchfoot.
TRIVIA: This episode marks the final appearance of Kerr Smith as Agent Kyle Brody.
TRIVIA: When Phoebe touches the book she sees Andy dying from the season 1 episode Deja Vu All Over Again, Grams dying from the season 3 episode Pre-Witched, Miles lying dead on the ground in the season 5 episode A Witch in Time, Piper dying in the season 3 episode All Hell Breaks Loose, Prue's funeral in the season 4 episode Charmed Again (1), Chris fading away in the season 6 episode It's A Bad, Bad, Bad World, and Cole (as the Source) being vanquished in the season 4 episode Long Live the Queen.
TRIVIA: In this episode the Avatars are finally defeated when the Charmed Ones team up with Zankou. They then force the Avatars to reverse time to when the spell began, breaking it and bringing back everyone except for Kyle who'd been killed. The Avatars used all of their remaining power to do this and will be unable to try again ever again.
TRIVIA: Kyle reveals to Paige at the end of the episode that the Elders made him a Whitelighter after he died.
The demon played by Max Perlich, Laygan, spent a few episodes "exploding" from place to place like a Celerity Demon, and now he's shimmering.
The opening shot shows cars seamlessly taking turns going through an intersection (as if lights are no longer necessary), and then soon afterwards, a man is being given a ticket for running a red light.
Phoebe pours an entire bowl full of quiche ingredients into a pie crust, and then seconds later picks up the suddenly empty pie crust and puts it in the oven.
At the scene in the kitchen where Piper and Phoebe are cooking, Piper had a bowl of chocolate chips on her left hand side at the beginning (when looking from the top), but then the chocolate chip bowl mysteriously appears on her right hand side when she comes to hand them in. In the next shot the chocolate chip bowl is still on her left hand side.
Piper: So, wait. You remember everything even though you technically died. But then you didn't because time rewound, so... am I making any sense?
Piper: You have a greater reason for wanting to do that than we do: survival.
Zankou: True. But then again, you obviously want it too. Otherwise, we wouldn't even be having this conversation, now, would we?
Phoebe: What's the matter Zankou… chicken?
Kyle: I understand now that my life was supposed to end the way that it did, how it did. It was my destiny. Just like it was our destiny to meet. To fall for each other...
Paige: To lose each other?
Kyle: Who says we're not going to meet again?
Avatar Alpha (to the Charmed Ones): I'm sorry this didn't work out. For your sakes as well as ours.
Zankou: Touching. I'm gonna miss you guys.
Leo: Let's make something clear. If we succeed, we'll still be enemies. And I can make you a promise - it will only be a matter of time before good defeats evil.
Zankou: Oh, we'll have to see about that, won't we? Now, if we're finished with the macho posturing, let's get to work.
Zankou: Welcome back, partner.
Leo: We're not partners.
Zankou: Oh no? Then what are you doing here?
Leo: I'm still not so sure.
Zankou: Ah, yes you are. You may not want to be sure but that doesn't change the fact that everything I told you about your precious Avatars is true. And now you want to stop them just as much as I do.
Leo: I'm not so eager to bring demons back into the world.
Zankou: Ah, but there's the rub. Which world is worse? Which is the greater Evil? Mine or theirs?
Leo: Well, I know taking destiny out of people's hands is not right, no matter what.
Zankou: I couldn't agree more.
Laygan: We'd rather die than leave our trust in the hands of an Elder.
Zankou: Then we will surely die.
Leo: Brody was crazy.
Zankou: Brody was right. You know deep down that there is something very wrong with this world, Leo. Something you never foresaw in your own myopic zeal to try and make it all better. People have no free will anymore.
Phoebe: At least with good and evil, people knew what they were dying for.
Piper (to Leo): I never wanna lose you again.
Elise (to Phoebe): It's like, people have been taking happy pills.
Paige: Hiya! (Piper and Leo just look at her). Alright then, well I'm going to go, mingle.
This episode scored 4.0 million viewers.
This episode aired January 29, 2005 in Canada.
Phoebe: What's the matter, Zankou? Chicken?
This is a reference to the chain of restaurants "Zankou Chicken", from which the name for the character Zankou was borrowed. Also, this quote comes from the movie Spaceballs, where Dark Helmet says to Colonel Sandurz "What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? Chicken?".
Piper and Phoebe each say that they prefer their old world over the Avatar's world, "warts and all."
This is a reference to the common stereotypical witch image, as an ugly woman with warts, showing that they are accepting their old life back, even with all the bad things that go along with it.
This is a reference to the 1998 film "Armageddon", starring Bruce Willis & Ben Affleck. It is also a reference to the bible - Armageddon is the final battle between good and evil, prophesized to occur at the end of the world.
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