Season 3 Episode 9

Coyote Piper

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2001 on The WB
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Prue and Phoebe have their hands full when Piper is possessed by the evil life essence, Terra, on the day of her high school reunion.

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  • TRIVIA (16)

    • Justin Harper wasn't in Cupid's list of Piper or Prue's boyfriends in the episode Heartbreak City, which proves that neither really loved him.

    • In the scene where Prue is helping Piper get ready for the reunion,a mauve shirt can be seen with the "Hollywood" wardrobe tag - it's a small rectangular brown piece of paper with a metal grommet.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time that one sister kills another - this time Prue kills Piper.

    • TRIVIA: The role of Terra is played by four different actors in this episode. Paige Rowland, Andrew Bowen (business man), Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause.

    • TRIVIA: It's stated in this episode that Prue was both head cheerleader and class president while in high school.

    • When Terra throws Leo against the bedroom wall, the wall is shown to wobble as he hits it.

    • When Piper (Terra) takes the knife out of the body in the alley, only the tip of the blade has blood on it. Wouldn't the whole knife be covered in blood?

    • TRIVIA: This is the 3rd time that one of the sisters has been possessed by evil.

    • Terra insisted on making Piper tell her which were her powers, even though she said that she could use Kierkan's powers.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Piper is shown as a teen with braces. All the Halliwell sisters have been shown to have bangs and braces. Prue in the season 2 episode "Be Careful What You Witch For", Phoebe in the season 6 episode "Hyde School Reunion", and Paige in the season 4 episode "A Paige from the Past".

    • TRIVIA: The music played in the background, when Piper is dancing on the counter, is You're Unbelievable by EMF, which is also featured on the Coyote Ugly film soundtrack. This episode also features Collective Soul's song 10 Yrs Later and INXS's song New Sensation.

    • TRIVIA: When the demon takes possession of Leo's body, the spell that he uses to reanimate Piper is "Vita aetas anima", which is Latin and can be translated as "Life be animated".

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Cole is revealed to be 115 years old.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of only two episodes with "Piper" in the title. There is one episode with "Paige" in the title, one with "Prue" and four with "Phoebe".

    • When Piper was knocked unconscious by Prue in the cat fight (after the Coyote Dance), and was asked to be carried to the car so they could go home... when this guy was lifting Piper up from the floor, we see Piper standing up by herself, when she is supposedly unconscious.

    • After Phoebe has her premonition in the mausoleum, she wipes away the dust from the crypt to reveal Cole's father's name. Just BEFORE they show her wiping the dust away, you can see the letters in the shot of her leaning against the crypt.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Businessman: (Seeing the knife in his chest) Oh my God! She sta-abed me! (Starts to panic, Kirken grabs him by the throat)
      Kirken: FOCUS!

    • Leo: Come on Piper, isn't this supposed to be a fun thing, you know, going back and seeing all your old friends?
      Piper: You weren't by any chance popular in high school were you?
      Leo: Well I was... I mean... Is there a right answer to this question?

    • Piper: Look, I can't explain it, but being around these people makes me feel exactly like I did when I was 16. Invisible and inferior.
      Prue: You want me to beat them up? Because I'll beat them up one by one...

    • Prue: Did you put a lot of hairspray on that hair?
      Piper: No.
      Prue: Well, then all is not lost. By the time I'm done with you, you are going to be the hottest chick at the reunion.
      Piper: Really?
      Prue: Who do you think helped Phoebe go blond?

    • Piper: I was nobody in high school.
      Prue: Piper, you were not a nobody.
      Piper: Prue, you were class president. You have no idea what it's like on the other side.
      Prue: Yeah, you're right. I'm sorry.

    • Terra (as Piper): Hey! Bitch! Move the trays yourself!
      (Missy gives a somewhat humbled look and walks away, Prue gives an astonished space)
      Prue: Well... that was great! Though the... bitch part of it was a little much.

    • (One of Terra's victims is brought back to life by Kierkan's power, and notices the butcher knife plunged in his heart)
      Man: How? How am I still alive?
      Kierkan: No, no, no... not still - again.

    • Piper: I thought younger guys weren't on your list.
      Prue: What list?

    • Prue: Believing in the supernatural should be on my list.

    • Piper: Okay, ready or not, here I go.
      (Piper goes down for Prue and Leo to see what she looks like for her reunion)
      Prue: Wow, you look great.
      Leo: Really, really, really great.
      Piper: Leo, two "reallys" would have been plenty... I look ridiculous.
      Prue and Leo: No! Um...
      Prue: I mean the feathers and...
      Leo: Really... um...
      Prue: Yeah...
      Piper: Great! I'm gonna go to my 10 year reunion and win "Most Likely To Scare People Away At The Door"!

    • Terra (in Piper's body): What kind of witch can't vanquish a demon without her sisters?
      Piper's soul: What kind of demon has a meltdown everytime her boyfriend comes to visit?

    • Missy: Are you almost finished? Because I need you to help the DJ set up.
      (Prue scratches her nose to move the balloons and they all fall)
      Missy: That's the third time that's happened!
      Prue: That's too bad.

    • Prue: You know she was kinda like Jan Brady, the middle sister not quite sure where she fits in.
      Leo: Jan who?

    • Piper: Pheebs, are you sure you don't wanna come tonight? You can work the bar and make some yucky drinks for some ex-cheerleaders.
      (Prue shoves her)

    • Prue: Now, you are going and you are going to have a great time, young lady.
      Piper: You are not the boss of me.
      Prue: Oh, I am too.

    • Piper: What I mean is I'm this super powerful witch who's engaged to a whitelighter saving the world from evil on a daily freaking basis, and all these people are going to see is the same pitiful loser who still lives at home with her sisters and her unemployed boyfriend.

    • Drunk guy: Catfight, dude!

    • Phoebe: I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying I hope you're wrong (sees Piper table dancing). Ohh... hope, dashed.

    • Missy: Wow Piper, your face has really cleared up! What'd you use? Acutane?
      Piper: Well Missy it has been ten years.

    • Leo: Piper, what's my name?

    • Phoebe: I'm trying to jump on your thought train but you're moving a little too fast here.

  • NOTES (2)


    • While Prue helps Piper select an outfit for the reunion party, Piper suggests that they go back to the Betsey Johnson dress.

      Betsey Johnson is a fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. She also is known for doing a cartwheel at the end of her fashion shows.

    • When Prue and Phoebe take a possessed Piper from the club, Phoebe says to the party guests "talk amongst yourself".

      This is a reference to the Mike Myers' character Linda Richman on Saturday Night Live. Whenever Linda would get upset, she would put her hand on her chest and say "I'm all verklempt" or "I'm a little verklempt". Then she would say, "Talk amongst yourselves," sometimes waving her hand in a dismissive gesture toward the audience. She would often follow this with an example, by saying, "I'll give you a topic."

    • Prue refers to Piper being "like Jan Brady".

      Jan Brady was the middle sister in the TV series The Brady Bunch, that ran from 1969-1974.

    • Title: Coyote Piper

      This is a reference to the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly, which is emulated in the bar dance that is performed by Piper while possessed. It could also refer to the trickster spirit of the Western United States Coyote who often delighted in taking on the forms of different people and animals. It seems rather fitting as Terra does the same in this episode.