Season 8 Episode 16

Engaged and Confused

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2006 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: This marks every Charmed One having a wedding with someone present that would betray them. Prue- The Evil Priestess, Piper- Cole, Phoebe- Cole/The Evil Priest/The Seer, Paige- Billie and Christie.

    • TRIVIA: This is the 2nd of four times in the series that The Triad is vanquished. The first was by Cole in the season 3 episode Power Outage, the third was in the episode Kill Billie, Vol 2 and the fourth (and final) is in the series finale Forever Charmed.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time that Phoebe walks into an apartment of a suspicious person only to find it unoccupied and totally empty. What happened this episode with supposedly Coop's loft happened with Rex Buckland's appartment in the season 1 episode Wicca Envy.

    • When Phoebe gets into the empty condo to prove that Cupid is not there we can see in the door a sign "3A". Later Phoebe's condo is viewed from the top and there's no more condos up there and that it's only got three floors. So it makes no sense that the condo has the 3A on the door.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Piper vanquishes upper level demons by hitting them with a blast of her power three times.

    • TRIVIA: This was the second time Paige wore a wedding dress. The first time was in the season 5 episode "House Call" when she glamoured into Glen's bride, Jessica.

    • In the first half of the episode Candor wears robes with the pentagram facing up, which is a sign for good. In the second half of the season (and future episodes) the penatgram is facing down.

    • Why isn't Sam, Paige's father, at her wedding? He would definitely be there.

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the last Charmed One to be married. All four Charmed Ones have been married at least once before - Prue was married in an evil manner by the dark priestess in season 3, Piper married Leo in season 3, Phoebe married Cole in season 4 and Dex in season 8 (annulled later in the season) and now Paige marries Henry in this episode.

    • TRIVIA: Christy can telepathically sense when there are demons around.

    • When the sisters take their places to fight the Triad, Paige calls out to orb one of the Triad, but he doesn't orb out instantly, like objects/people normally do when Paige calls out for them.

    • TRIVIA: Christy and the Triad demon reveal that Billie is actually the Ultimate Power and Christy is the Key to unlocking the Ultimate Power.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Cupid shows up with a special assignment from the Elders - to help Phoebe find love and the father of her future daughter. This is the second time a "Cupid" has been on the show, the last time was in the season 2 episode "Heartbreak City".

    • TRIVIA: Unknown to Billie or the Charmed Ones, Christy reveals what seems to be her true self - evil.

    • TRIVIA: After the sisters defeat the Triad and Leo doesn't yet appear, Phoebe comes to the conclusion that there maybe another bigger threat out there they may have to vanquish.

    • TRIVIA: At the end of the episode, Paige & Henry get married.

  • Quotes

    • Billie (after Christy vanquishes the demon): Sweet!

    • Coop: Oh. Sorry. How's it going?
      Phoebe: Did someone invite you here?
      Coop: What, are you kidding me? I love weddings.

    • Coop: Hey!
      Phoebe: You scared me.
      Coop: Uh, I'm sorry. So, when are we gonna get started?
      Phoebe (holding a teddy bear): Don't you have someone else's love life to meddle in?
      Coop: No. I'm all yours. I mean, yeah, sure, normally we've got forty, fifty jobs, but the Elders thought that you deserved to have me all to yourself.
      Phoebe (sarcastic) Lucky me. Uh... you know what? I'm just really busy right now and I have big issues to deal with, so...
      Coop: Yeah. I know. I know. And, uh, you're gonna get through this. And then we're gonna get to work.
      Phoebe: Has anyone ever told you that you are a big pain in the butt?
      Coop: Mmm, no. I'm a Cupid. Hey. Good luck.

    • Billie: Hey, how'd it go? Was the hot guy a Triad?
      Phoebe: He's worse. He's a Cupid.
      Billie: A what?
      Phoebe: A Cupid. The Elders sent him down here to help me find true love. How insulting is that?
      Paige: Well, maybe they figure they owe you.
      Piper: Well, I wish they'd help with the Triads first, because I have no idea how to vanquish them.
      Paige: Well, what did Cole do?
      Phoebe: Well, I don't know. He was a really powerful demon. Probably just as powerful as they were. You know what, Cole is my longest relationship. Is that pathetic or what?

    • Billie: That guy was totally hot. He was checking you out. What are you doing?
      Phoebe: He was? I didn't even see him.
      Billie: I know. That's why I came over here.
      Phoebe: Okay, let's just focus on Christy. Otherwise, we're going to have to deal with the wrath of Piper.

    • Phoebe (to Piper on the phone, about Christy): Actually, it's going really well. This morning, we mastered the art of walking in high heels, and now, we're just picking out an outfit. (to Billie) Try that one. (to Piper) And we're gonna go for a little test run at a café, you know? See how it goes.
      Piper: Great, because demons attacking at the party, I can handle, but Christy eating with her hands, I cannot handle.

    • Paige: And I vow to honor, to love, and to cherish you each and every day.
      Henry: Through all the seasons of life, good times and bad times, I vow to cherish you each and every day.
      (they exchange wedding rings)
      Paige: I do.
      Henry: I do.
      Priest: You may now kiss the bride.
      Henry & Paige share their first kiss as husband & wife.

    • Christy (shouting, with an evil face): And now, It's your turn!

    • Piper (referring to the champagne flutes): Nobody touch these, I don't want smudges.
      Billie (holding up the champagne flutes, instructing Christy): And then we clink.
      Piper: You need to wash those. I don't know if I ordered enough.
      Christy: Why clink?
      Billie: I don't really know. It's just kind of a thing.

    • Paige: Maybe we should call the whole thing off.
      Piper: Don't even think about it. Listen, the party is on dude!
      Paige: Dude, the house is a mess.
      Piper: And what else is new?

    • Phoebe: Oh. Okay. Well, you know what, I don't need help finding true love.
      Coop: Apparently you do.
      Phoebe: Excuse me?
      Coop: You didn't even notice me at the cafe.
      Phoebe: Oh, well, you know what? I didn't notice you at the cafe because you're...pfftt... you're just not cute!
      Coop: No, I'm cute. You're resistant.

    • Billie: Okay, blowing that hot guy off once maybe, but he just landed in your aparment and you let him leave?!
      Phoebe: You have to admit, that's kinda suspicious!
      (Billie looks at Phoebe full of doubt, Phoebe then turns to Christy)
      Phoebe: I mean, you must have got some sort of vibe off him, did you?
      Christy: No...I thought he was cute.
      Phoebe: Yeah, please what do you were raised by demons for god sakes!

    • Piper: You go and talk to your fiance. We have enough fire power down here.
      Paige: Don't say the F-word!
      Billie: Fire power?
      (Paige turns and glares at Billie)

    • Henry: How can you get married without wearing a veil?
      Paige: If you want it so much, you wear it!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Fidanzati e confusi (Engaged and Confused) Germany: Verliebt, verlobt, verwirrt (In Love, Engaged, Confused) France: La bague au doigt (The Ring on the Finger)

    • This episode got 4.07 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Title: Engaged and Confused

      This is a reference to the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused" about a group of high-schoolers on the last day of school in 1976. "Dazed and Confused" is also a 1969 song by Led Zeppelin, who also use the triquetra to represent their band. The song was later used as the basis for the title of the film mentioned above.