Season 4 Episode 2

Charmed Again (2)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2001 on The WB

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  • New Sis On The Block, Part 2

    Charmed Again Part 2-Mourning the death of Prue, Piper and Phoebe must now come to grips with the loss of their oldest sister, and the loss of the Power of Three. However, The Source discovers an unknown sister - the daughter of Patty and her whitelighter Sam, who had been kept hidden, Paige, the now-youngest Halliwell can restore the Power of Three and reunite the sisters' strength as witches.

    While not as stunning as it's Part 1, "Charmed Again" Part 2 continues the storyline very well by giving Paige more time to adjust to events of last episode while the Source getting involved in a deadly plan to turn Paige to his side. The writers continue to develop Paige well and not just forcing her join her sisters right away. They are handling Paige journey toward her destiny with time and Rose McGowan continues to give wonderful performance that shines throughout. It's great watching Paige looking into her past and I loved the scene in church where the nun describes to her the day Sam and Patty gave her up for adoption. Holly and Alyssa also continue to work well with the storyline, showing no sign of needing Shannen to lead them in their performances. It's nice watching the sisters struggling to save the day without Prue for the first time, as it's obviously not easy. One scene in particular where Phoebe finally breaks down about losing Prue shows this, my only nitpick is that Alyssa wasn't too convincing in that scene even a bit fake (could it be she still had some deep animosity for Shannen at that point still?) But I love Piper and Phoebe's interaction with Paige as it's quite hilarious, especially when they help Paige discover her power. It's great that Paige's power different from Prue and telekinetic-orbing is another cool power the series has developed.

    Once again, it's great to see the Source again and in action, especially the way he gets Paige to almost kill a man. The Source is seen to be very manilpulative and it's great watching him hitting Paige at the core of who she is. The action and special effects are looking very polish this season as there has been a budget increase. Scenes of the gargoyles coming to life at the church and the sisters battling the Source for the first time at the manor all bring stunning effects. The episode ends with Piper and Phoebe introducing Paige to their mother. it's truly touching moment and Rose was so moving in that scene. "Charmed Again" Part 2, as well as Part 1, make for the finest season premiere Charmed has ever had. It introduces a wonderful new chapter for the series as this new set of Charmed Ones have one hell of battle up ahead for them.