Season 7 Episode 12

Extreme Makeover: World Edition

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 2005 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • If Beta saw the potion Kyle had then why didn't she just freeze time and take the potion like last time when Kyle almost killed Leo?

    • How come in this episode when Avatar Beta gets killed by the potion she dies instantly? Yet in the episode season 7 episode "There's Something About Leo", Leo doesn't die instantly? Why didn't Beta get that chance?

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time that Leo is shown in an Avatar's robe since he became one in the episode "Someone to Witch Over Me".

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Kyle gets revenge for the murder of his parents. Zankou vanquishes the demons responsible for them in order to get Kyle to help him.

    • When Phoebe is put to sleep by the Avatars and she falls on the couch, her position changes three times. First her left hand is shown to be between her legs, then when the camera switches back, her arm is out-stretched by her side. Finally she is shown with her arm resting on the arm of the chair and Leo never touches her.

    • When Kyle was about to kill Avatar Beta why didn't Paige just orb the potion away from him? Wouldn't she have the sense to know that if Brody was trying to kill an Avatar, the Avatar would try and defend herself and harm Brody, just like she did?

    • Why didn't the Avatars turn the witches into them? It would have strengthened "the collective" - they could turn Leo but not the sisters?

    • TRIVIA: At the end of this episode, both Kyle Brody & Avatar Beta are dead and the Avatars have converted the world into their proposed Utopia. It ends with a "To Be Continued..." on the screen.

    • The Avatars tell Paige they cannot turn back time, because of how far they have come, but couldn't they just reverse it just before Beta gets killed, and then come to her rescue? They didn't have to go all the way back before the sisters changed the world.

    • Didn't the Avatars (especially Beta) remember what happened to Leo in "There's Something About Leo"? In this episode Beta died exactly the way Leo did back then: Kyle throws potion; Avatar zaps Kyle with lightning; Potion smashes on floor; Avatar breathes it in and dies. You'd think Beta would have the sense to disappear rather than kill Kyle!

    • Why was Avatar Beta more concerned with stopping/killing Kyle before he threw the potion, when she could of just disappeared?

    • Phoebe gets infected with paranoia by touching Paige right in front of the Avatars, with a little spark flying. With all their great powers and knowledge and all, shouldn't they have some clue that something just happened?

    • When the sisters and the Avatars at the Magic School unleash the change magic, it spreads outward from them. The camera then cuts to a shot of downtown San Francisco and the magic aura spreading outward from near the Transamerica Pyramid. So now apparently the School is in downtown San Francisco? That contradicts previous episodes where it is both in another dimension, rather then outside of San Francisco.

    • Why are there so many sleeping people in the alleyway where Piper and Paige are ambushed? Most people don't stroll down alleyways.

    • They never do explain how people in helicopters and airplanes survived the sleep-spell. Even a gradual sleep like we see here wouldn't have let pilots flying jetliners over the ocean come in for a landing. Nor would it have saved anyone just starting to land.

    • Why were Alpha, Gamma, and Leo the only ones to put the change into effect? In the next episode we see a bunch more Avatars.

    • When Paige is at Magic School searching in a book with two of the Avatars with her, she has a pink jacket. After the Avatars have talked and the camera comes back on her, she doesn't have it.

    • Do all of the demons in the world live in San Francisco? That's the only place the sisters bothered to look for them, not that it would have been possible to search the entire world anyways.

  • Quotes

    • Kyle (after being telepoted to Zankou's cave in the Underworld): Are you an Elder?
      Zankou (scoffs): Hardly.

    • Kyle: I'm not going to help you. I can't. I won't. I mean, you're demons!
      Zankou: Yes. Yes we are. Which makes us, for better or worse, fundamental to the grand design. It keeps things in balance. It gives the necessary contrast to all you covet—to all that is good. And therein lies our mutual problem. You see, without the one, there can't be the other. Without evil, there can be no good.

    • Zankou (to Brody, about the sisters): I don't want to harm them.
      Demon (grinning): At least not yet! (Zankou turns menacingly towards him) I mean... er... we need them to stop the avatars right?
      Zankou (patting the demon on the head): Remind me why I tolerate you again?
      Demon: Because you're running low on demons.

    • Avatar Alpha: The needs of the one... must be sacrificed for the good of the many. You'll understand soon.
      Paige: I did not sign up for this experiment so you could play God!

    • (After Leo paired Piper and Paige, and Phoebe and himself to go look for any demons faking to be asleep)
      Piper: Why didn't he choose me? You think he's seeing someone else?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe asks Elise if there was ever a period in her life when all she wanted was just to get away from it. Elise response to that that there was such a period in her life when she was mariied to her ex James L. Connors. That's a nod at Rebbeca Balding's (Elise) real-life husband James L. Conway who is also a producer in the series.

    • Title: "Extreme Makeover: World Edition"

      This is a reference to the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where a group of people completely remake someone's home.