Season 2 Episode 19

Ex Libris

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2000 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Phoebe was supposedly trying to be quiet and not draw attention to the chips she was eating, they were probably not supposed to have food in the library (hence Charlene saying "I won't tell if you won't"). However she was obviously trying to make noise while chewing them.

    • Phoebe was supposedly trying to be quiet and not draw attention to the chips she was eating, they were probably not supposed to have food in the library (hence Charlene saying "I won't tell if you won't"). However she was obviously trying to make noise while chewing them.

    • When Phoebe look in the Book of Shadows, the demon is revealed to be Libris, a demon who attacks humans who have found proof of demons. However, later when Phoebe is in the library, Libris pulls her into the stack. Why would he do that after she's a good witch and she surely won't expose the world of magic. Shouldn't he be able to sense magical beings ? It's possible it was for his own self-preservation.

    • TRIVIA: Leo reveals that the reason that demon corpses disappear upon being vanquished, is actually a way to keep their existence a secret from the world.

    • TRIVIA: This episode reveals Leo died in battle during World War II while trying to patch up a wounded soldier. His wife Lillian received his purple heart. He first revealed he died in WWII in the season 1 episode Love Hurts but this episode extended the details.

    • When Gibbs crashes through his store window, you can tell it isn't actor Jeremy Roberts because his face is visible.

    • When Charlene leaves the manor through the front door, you see her noticeably avoid touching the door. As a ghost she knows she can walk right through it, so why bother?

    • In this episode Prue and Phoebe say that Victor, their father, never sends them birthday cards. However, in Thank You For Not Morphing, Prue herself says that all Victor does is send them birthday cards. Also, why was it that Phoebe didn't wanna sign it? In all other mentionings before and after, it has been Phoebe, not Piper who has been the most forgiving of Victor's lack of presence.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Piper freezes Dan when he is about to punch Leo. She later does the same thing in the episode "Run Piper, Run", but in that episode, she allows the person to punch him after all.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Prue and Phoebe catch Piper and Leo in the shower. This is later repeated in the episodes "Pre-Witched" and "Cat House".


      This is wrong. Prue walks in while Leo is in the shower. Piper walks into the bathroom while Prue is brushing her teeth and asks what she is doing. While she is in there, Leo opens the shower curtain and asks for a towel. Phoebe is not there.

    • How could Leo not only not hear Prue come into the bathroom and turn on the water to brush her teeth but also not hear her talking because she thought he was Piper? If it were Piper in the shower she would have been able to hear Prue or her talking to her would be pointless.

    • TRIVIA: The Goo Goo Dolls play the song "Broadway" and "January Friend", from their album "Dizzy Up the Girl". The episode also features Faith Hill's "That's How Love Moves".

    • Phoebe supposedly fell asleep at the kitchen table and Piper woke her up and yet she clearly has a shiny new coat of lip gloss on. Does she put on make-up in her sleep?

    • The poster Piper did was different than the one shown earlier - a little banner sticker is visible when Dan pulled up with the file on Leo.

    • Phoebe says that neophyte ghosts cannot pick up solid objects, but in the end Charlene is able to pick up plenty of solid things in the pawn shop. That is probably because "neophyte" means new. Prue said that Charlene catches on fast (while she levitates in the kitchen), so by the time she had to scare Gibbs, she was no longer neophyte, she was used to being a ghost and was then able to pick up solid objects.

    • When Prue hugs Mr. Wilson she walks forward and hugs him, however when the shot cuts to Piper and Phoebe you can see Prue's coat straight. It then cuts back to Prue. If she had been hugging him the coat should not have been visible from that angle.

  • Quotes

    • Charlene: You were right about me. I went home, I saw the folks crying, then I knew it was true. I've never seen my dad cry before. Not over me anyway. Then I got pissed. The demon did this to me. I wanna prove he doesn't exist any more.

    • Phoebe: Hey. Ask me how I did on my final.
      Prue: How did you do on your final?
      Phoebe: Oh, thank you for asking.

    • Phoebe: I thought you said all we have to do is get justice for Charlene's murder?
      Piper: I said, maybe that is all you had to do.
      Phoebe: You did not say maybe.
      Piper: Yes, I did. I absolutely did.
      Phoebe: I did not hear the word maybe.
      Piper: Yes, I did.

    • Phoebe: About an hour ago, right after I was trying to tell Charlene that she's dead.
      Prue: I'm lost.
      Phoebe: Oh, sorry. Wrong sister.

    • Piper: Phoebe.
      Phoebe: It's 8:00. It's 8:00. I'm late for my finals.
      Piper: Phoebe, relax. It's Thursday. Your finals are tomorrow.
      Phoebe: It's Thursday?
      Piper: Yes.
      Phoebe: Today is Thursday. You sure? Okay, that's really good news.

    • Piper: Prue. What--? What are you doing in here?
      Leo: Piper, can you hand me a towel? Prue.
      Prue: Leo. Nice orbs.
      Piper: Okay, bye. Bye. Out. Let me help you, let me help you. All right. Go on, sicko.

    • Piper: So do I, which means I have to go, I have a dentist appointment. How long can you stay?
      Leo: Uh, until they call.
      Piper: Well, if they don't call before lunch, why don't you meet me at the club. I'll buy.
      Leo: Well, you'll have to. Whitelighter pay sucks.

    • Prue: So, no sex without safe sex.
      Piper: Thanks.

    • Prue: Your friend? Obviously.
      Phoebe: Yeah. The dead one.

    • Phoebe: Charlene's spirit can't move on unless I get justice for her murder.
      Prue: So, what? By getting murdered yourself?
      Phoebe: Well, hopefully not. On the bright side, I won't have to suffer through flunking out of college.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Ex Libris France: Examen de conscience (Examination of conscience) Italy: Il segreto di Leo (Leo's secret) Germany: Ex Libris

  • Allusions