Season 3 Episode 16

Death Takes a Halliwell

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 15, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • At the beginning when Prue is taking pictures, she points her camera upwards at the woman. Being what seems to be a nice sunny day, her shutter speed would not be 1/60. It should be a faster speed because of all the light. Also, her f/stop is always on f/11 yet her shutter speed changes. Because these two factors work together, as one increases, the other decreases and visa versa. If they don't the pictures either come out under/over exposed.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time that one of the sisters mourned the loss of their innocent, this time it was Prue losing Reese Davidson.

    • If Piper and Phoebe couldn't get the door open because the demons locked them out, then how did they get in after Reese was killed and the demons left?

    • When Piper and Phoebe are outside the mausoleum, the thing holding the door shut keeps changing positions.

    • The Seeker demons in this episode bear a striking resemblance to the Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode 4.10 Hush). Both demons glide along the floor and have their heads tilted to the side for most of their time on screen.

    • TRIVIA: This is the last time that Prue's astral projection is used.

    • TRIVIA: Possible foreshadowing - at the end Prue is talking to the Angel of Death and he tells her that if she had done things differently that day she would have died.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Reese Davidson is killed by two Seeker demons.

    • After the fight in the mausoleum Cole comes back to the Halliwell manor with Davidson up on his shoulder. Prue enters through the door but why would she do that - she was there only by astral projection. Also, her "real" self should still have been in the living room, but there was only Prue's astral self in the scene.

    • When Prue is in the mausoleum when the demons kill Inspector Davidson, her arms keep changing from covering her face to being at her sides from shot to shot - both arms, one arm, no arms, etc. - several times.

    • About 3/4 of the way through the episode, the sun is shown rising above San Francisco from what appears to be a vantage point somewhere in Richmond or Berkeley. In other words, the camera is pointing West. If you look carefully and quickly, the film does seem to be running backward because: The sun doesn't rise in the West, it sets there! In the next scene, Prue is on a beach (again, facing West, or we'd see the East Bay in the distance) summoning Death. It should be morning (we just saw the "rising" sun, and all), however the shadows indicate the sun is now at 2 p.m. or so. Next scene is late afternoon, corroborated by Phoebe mentioning she's been sitting in a car for 16 hours. So... the sun rose in the West that morning, and is now setting there, too.

  • Quotes

    • Angel of Death (to Prue): You grieve and then you move on.

    • Death : I am not good or evil. I just am. I'm inevitable.

    • Leo places the lamp on a table. Piper stands behind him.
      Piper: It's just so bright.
      Leo: Of course it's bright. It's supposed to represent the light of eternal love.
      Piper: Wait, does that mean we can never turn if off?
      Phoebe: At this rate you're gonna turn it off in record time.
      Piper: I'm just saying, I don't think it belongs in the living room.
      Leo: Or the parlor, the dining room, the foyer.
      Piper: Pheebs?
      Phoebe: Oh, do you think I'm stupid, I am staying out of this.

    • Prue astral projects in.
      Prue: Hi. Need a little help?
      Cole: What are you doing here?
      Prue winks at him.
      Reece: How did you get here? What the hell's going on?
      Seeker #1: Well, well, well. The mighty Belthazor, in bed with a witch.
      Prue: Don't make me sick.

    • Phoebe: They retreated?
      Prue: Yeah. I kicked ass.
      Cole: No, you kicked air.

    • Cole: Inspector, you're in a room with three witches and a demon, do you really think that gun's gonna help?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Smrt si přišla pro Halliwellovou (Death Came for Halliwell) France: L'ange de la mort (The Angel of Death) Italy: Il dolore di Prue (Prue's pain) Germany: Der Tod siegt immer (Death always wins)

    • This episode scored 5.4 million viewers.

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