Charmed

Season 8 Episode 22

Forever Charmed

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 21, 2006 on The WB
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Piper and Leo, with help from Coop's ring, must travel back in time to change the events that lead to the deaths of Piper's sisters and the manor's destruction. Meanwhile, Billie uses her power of Projection to do the same thing and finally realizes the truth in what her sister has become; many familiar faces gather to help Piper in her time of need.

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  • W O W the series finale was EPIC !!

    10
    Although, I must admit, I would want to have seen Prue and a different kind of villain (Kristie and Penny.. why were you there .. why? ), the finale was great!!

    It contained all the elements of a great farewell. All the loved characters, time travel, past-present-future and a closing that was emotional and worthing of the greatest witches there were!

    And of course PIPER was the key player and the sister that saved all! She was the strongest, she was the one that stick the family together!!

    Ohh I love you Charmed and I always Kisses from Greecemoreless
  • For everyone claiming that the show disrespected prue.

    8.5
    Shannon Doherty, the actress who portrayed Prue, prohibited them from ever showing her face in the show. That's why there were no pictures of her on the wall. Thats Shannon's doing, not the show's.

  • Forever Charmed

    10
    Forever Charmed was a perfect ending to the amazing series Charmed. I really enjoyed watching this finale because the story lines were wrapped up pretty nicely, there was action, drama, intrigue and a family reunion of sorts allowing for us to say goodbye to beloved Grams, Patty, grown Wyatt and Chris, Victor, along with the Leo, the sisters and their other children. I loved how every thing ended with the sisters writing about themselves in the book and it transformed into Piper reading it to her granddaughter. I was very entertained by watching this series and look forward to doing so again!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • 1998 – 2006 - Rest In Peace

    8.6
    Eight years. Eight years of witches, demons and potions. Eight years of family members dying and eight years of time travelling. Finally, Charmed has come to an end, and at least it went out with some dignity left.



    It’s no secret that Charmed really hasn’t been what it used to be the last four years. The story-lines have gotten worse and cheesier, the characters has been destroyed and the standard of the episodes have become really low. But still there have been some rays of light, and it has been s show worth watching. And even though I feel like it should have ended some years ago, the last few episodes of Season 8 were good, and Forever Charmed gave a satisfying end to the show we all fell in love with



    I starts right after the end of Kill Billie: Vol. 2, and it’s immediately gripping and emotional. Taking Piper and Leo back through time to get the aid of the past generations is fun, and it really takes us back to the roots of the Charmed Ones, and I t really made me nostalgic to see the dear old Patty and Grams again. Even though a lot of the time travelling parts didn’t really make much sense, it was well written and fun to watch, ad for once, they gave us an original way to “turn back time”. Especially Patty was just delightful in the episode. James Read, Finola Hughes and Jennifer Rhodes all gave wonderful performances, as did Alyssa and Rose, but the one who really showed what she’s made of was of course Holly. She was wonderful throughout the whole episode. Even though their appearance might have seemed a little pointless, it was quite fun to see Wyatt and Chris again, and have the whole family gathered.



    I like that Billie finally understood that she’d been manipulated, and stood besides the sisters once more, but I was sad to see Christy died. I have really grown to love her these past months. Kaley’s cry scene wasn’t exactly the best I’ve seen in my life, but it was still fair and at least she gave her best.



    As for the narration in the end, when the sisters write their stories in the book, it was at times a little to sweet and dear for my liking, but it was still a really emotional moment, and it was fun to see what would happen to the sisters after they’re done with their Charmed lives. I liked how Coop and Phoebe finally got each other, and I loved to see Henry again, even if he wasn’t in many scenes. And the final moment, when Piper’s grandchild closes the door magically, I was so torn up. It was a bit cheesy, but it was also emotional as hell, and I felt all the past eight years running past my eyes. The photographs on the wall served the same purpose. It reminded us of what the sisters has been through and all the persons they’d lost. It did, however, annoy me so much that they couldn’t even have a picture of Prue or visit her in the past when she was child or something. I mean, she used to be a Charmed one, and one of the main characters on the show, and all they did was mention her name like four times.



    All in all, Forever Charmed was a good way to end the series. Sometimes it was unbearably sweet, like the big group hug, where I almost watched away because of the extreme cuteness. The thing that makes it good, is all the wonderful character interaction and the nostalgic trip to the past. A fair ending to the show that’s been with me since I was 10. Good Bye Charmed. May you never return.moreless
  • After the death of her sisters, Piper borrows Cupid's ring, but instead reunites her with her mother and grandmother, who help her save Phoebe and Paige. Meanwhile, Billie uses her powers to save Christy, who died in the battle against the Charmed Ones.moreless

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    Epic seems to be the only word adequate enough to sum up the series finale of Charmed. We see all the Halliwells united, with the exception of Prue, and even get a glimpse into the sisters' futures after they defeat the 'Ultimate Power'. Piper and Leo finally have the daughter they foresaw in season two, Phoebe finally gets the daughters she's been wanting, and even Paige gets in on the baby-making by giving birth to two daughters and a son. In the end, elderly Piper reading to her granddaughter from the Book of Shadows, before the manor doors are magically closed reminds the fans just how far the sisters have come in their journey.moreless
Anthony Cistaro

Anthony Cistaro

Dumain

Guest Star

Denise Dowse

Denise Dowse

Angel of Destiny

Guest Star

Ellen Geer

Ellen Geer

Old Piper Halliwell

Guest Star

Finola Hughes

Finola Hughes

Patty Halliwell

Recurring Role

James Read

James Read

Victor Bennett

Recurring Role

Jennifer Rhodes

Jennifer Rhodes

Penny 'Grams' Halliwell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (33)

    • When Piper and Leo are in 1975 talking to Patty and Victor, Piper tells them about Phoebe and Paige being Patty's daughters, then she mentions the Power of Three, and Patty says, "That makes you the Charmed ones." This makes four daughters, and the prophesy only spoke of three sister witches. Patty doesn't ask about Prue, or ask how the four of them can be the Charmed ones until they change the past and Prue isn't there.

    • In Season 3, when Phoebe and Prue are talking about who is going to be Piper's maid of honor, and Phoebe tells Prue that she and Piper had bonding time before Phoebe was born. Prue responds "she was one and I was three." Yet in this episode Patty tells Piper that she is three and Prue is five, and Piper ends the sentences with "Phoebe isn't born yet."

    • The smoke that came from the blasted locket (which Piper blew up to open the front door of Phoebe's condo) does not act natural when Piper and Leo walk through it. It just fades away. It was digitally added.

    • In the first episode, we see a picture of Piper, Prue and Phoebe in this order. In this final episode (we do not see new pictures of the original Power of Three or the new one), we now see a picture of Piper, Paige and Phoebe, with Paige taking the spot of Prue. This can be seen as a tribute to the original picture from the first episode.

    • Why didn't Melinda travel back with Chris and Wyatt? If she inherited Piper's powers and was involved in the "family business" then it would have made sense for her to go back to the past with her older brothers to find out what happened to Wyatt's powers.

    • TRIVIA: Over the course of the series, a total of 610 evil beings are vanquished. The vast majority (466) are demons. 26 warlocks, 39 vampires, 18 darklighters, 11 mortals and 50 various others make up the rest. The Charmed Ones themselves account for 374 of the killings. Of the remainder, 23 are vanquished by Cole, 25 by Leo, 27 by Billie and Christy, 34 by other good guys and 127 by other baddies.

    • In the beginning of the episode, Leo tells Piper to "keep it down" when she blasts the door open. Yet, we have never seen her control the intensity of her blasting power before so how did he expect her to do it?

    • TRIVIA: In the end of season 6, Phoebe had her active powers taken away by the Tribunal. As of this episode, she only earned one of her powers back - premonition. It was never explained if Phoebe ever received her powers of levitation and empathy back, though she showed signs of her empathy powers in the season 7 episode Ordinary Witches.

    • When future Chris and Wyatt see Grams, Chris recognizes her. However, Wyatt does not. This clearly indicates that all future visits from Grams stopped after the final battle, so why did Chris recognize her? While we know that he met her during season 6, that Chris (the one from the dark future) died and was reborn into a different world where his life turned out different. Therefore, he should not have had any memory of any of that since the future changed and it never technically happened, meaning Chris, at least that one, never came back and should have had no more knowledge than Wyatt.

    • When Past Patty see present Victor she excitedly hugs him, oblivious of the future of their marriage, which Victor responds to by informing her of (with somewhat of an attitude). What exactly was Victor's problem anyway? The two of them have since resolved their issues in the episodes "Just Harried" and "Cheaper by the Coven," so why all the resentment in his voice?

    • When the girls and Billie go back and kill the Triad with potions, Piper blows up first Dumain from the future and then the one from the past, he is gone for good. But then when Billie kills Christy, it is Christy from the future that dies. The Christy from the past should be somewhere in Magic School with past Billie, which means she should be alive when the Charmed Ones return to the present. How did she die?

    • TRIVIA: Piper was the first and last sister to appear on screen on the series.

    • When Piper and Leo went back to see Grams, little Piper was clearly older than she was in the episode That 70's Episode, not to mention the fact that Patty had already passed, so not only should Grams know who adult Piper was, having met her only years before, but she should also know she is a Charmed One.

    • TRIVIA: With the ending of this episode all four of the sisters have seen or been their younger and older selves. Younger - Prue (That 70's Episode and Be Careful What You Witch For); Piper (That '70s Episode, A Witch in Time and Forever Charmed); Phoebe (The Three Faces of Phoebe and Hyde School Reunion); Paige (A Paige from the Past). Older - Prue (Morality Bites); Piper (Morality Bites and Forever Charmed); Phoebe (Morality Bites, The Three Faces of Phoebe, and Witchness Protection); Paige (Charrrrmed).

    • In the episode a special effect that plays with the whole travelling in time scene. It's the scene in Victor's house. Victor is sitting at a table with a drink and he's burned by the drink. Someone knocks on the door and he gets up to open it. It's Piper and Leo. Then the time is changed so that never happened and history keeps on. The same moment is shown - Victor is sitting at a table with a drink and he's burned by the drink. Someone knocks on the door and he gets up to open it. Now in the exact same moment that Piper and Leo get there in the past Wyatt, Chris and Patty get there. It's the exact same moment in the alternate future and the new one and the scene is the same one in both.

    • In the scene where Phoebe and Paige are asking how all that happened with Piper, Patty and Grams Coop appears. (Just before Chris and Wyatt had arrived from the future). When Coop appears he says to Piper: "Thanks for telling me she's not dead". Why would he say that? Time had been changed and he wouldn't know about that. Coop knows that Phoebe is dead when Piper gets to Victor's house and says it to Coop. When they changed time that moment never happened so Coop never would have known Phoebe was dead and he would have never said that to Piper, except for the possibility that Coop exists out of the timeline since it's his ring and he may be connected to it.

    • TRIVIA: Piper travels back to the same year that her self of 1998 did in the episode That 70's Episode. She arrives at the moment of Phoebe's conception, mere weeks before her self of 1998 would arrive, meaning Victor and Patty break up during those few weeks between both her arrivals. They only get back together because of Patty's pregnancy for Christmas as seen in the episode Thank You For Not Morphing, but they separate immediately after.

    • In this episode, Piper seemed surprised when she arrived in the future and saw future Piper and Leo and asked who they were. However she has already met future Leo in the episode The Jung and the Restless that aired earlier in the season and took place before this episode.

    • After Adult Wyatt gets his powers, he orbs to Piper's side to prove that he has gotten them back. A portion of the stained windows' frame in the sun room moves, behind Piper and Wyatt as Wyatt orbed.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it's shown that witches can kill each other with their own powers - because Billie vanquished Christy with Christy's own fireball.

    • Why didn't Christy set Billie on fire? Since Christy threw a fireball at Billie (which she knew Billie could send back flying at her) if she just set her on fire Christy would have been alive and Billie would have been dead.

    • Despite most storylines being wrapped up neatly, they never mention what happened to P3, Piper's club. However, the original script has Piper saying she sold it.

    • In the season 1 episode "That 70's Episode" when Patty and Grams tried to send the girls back, they did not have enough power to do it - they needed the Charmed Ones. So why would Patty, Grams, and Piper have enough power to cast a "Power of Three" spell?

    • When Piper, Patty and Penny cast a spell to take the Hollow away from the sisters, Billie from the past is on the ladder which is not broken, but when Christy says: "What happened, what was wrong?" the ladder is broken.

    • When Piper and Leo go back to 1975, they must go back to before young Piper got her powers as present Piper doesn't freeze when Patty uses her powers. It must also be before the sisters went back in the season 1 episode That 70's Episode as Patty didn't recognize Piper because when the sisters went back in time, Patty was a little bit pregnant with Phoebe not just conceiving her. However since it has been said that the sisters were all born with powers it does not explain Piper's not freezing, unless Coop's ring had a special effect.

    • The shot of the Manor doors closing is the same shot used in the season 4 episode "Witch Way Now?". This is because the reduced budget stopped scenes being filmed on location for this season.

    • When Piper & Leo travel back to 1975, and see her parents, Patty froze only Leo, but in the season 1 episode "That 70's Episode", little Piper froze Piper and her sisters. But their powers are not supposed to work on good witches, so how is that possible?

    • TRIVIA: Just as predicted in the season 3 episode "All Halliwell's Eve", Phoebe's true love's first name begins with a "C" - Coop.

    • TRIVIA: This past season each of the three main stars (Holly, Alyssa & Rose) each narrated the beginning to the episode with "previously on Charmed..." with a picture of the triquetra shown follwed by flashbacks of previous episodes.

    • When Patty, Piper and Leo go to Grams's time, Piper introduces Leo as her lovely husband from the future, to which Grams gives no sign of recognizing him. However, Grams already knew Leo from the Summer of Love shown in the season 6 episode "Witchstock". Why doesn't she recognize him?

    • TRIVIA: In what concludes a season ending tradition (with the exception of season 6 when it was hospital doors that were closed), the Manor doors are closed magically - this time by Piper's granddaughter.

    • TRIVIA: In the final scene, Piper's granddaughter calls her "Grandmama" - this is what Tabitha Stevens called her grandmother, Endora, in another TV series about witches - "Bewitched".

    • TRIVIA: The series ends with the triquetra, the symbol of the power of three.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • (Grams wakes up after fainting)
      Grams: What happened?
      Patty: It's okay, Mom, you just fainted.
      Grams: Well of course I fainted. You're dead!

    • Phoebe: So much has happened over the last 8 years. So much has been gained and lost. Still, in some ways I feel like my life is really just beginning...and it was. For though I had loved before, I'd never really known love until I met Coop. A man who I shared the special little girl I had long ago foreseen, but feared I might never have. Along with two other special little girls I had not foreseen. I was suddenly so blessed to have a new family of my own, and old friends to share it with. And though I kept working and giving advice to those who asked, I was more interested in helping them find love. Since finally, having been loved.
      Paige: Phoebe, had become somewhat of an expert on the subject. As for me, life without demons opened up similar avenues. Henry of course continued to look after his parolees, even if they didn't want to be looked after. While still making time to help me with little Henry and the twins. Which allowed me time to finally embrace my inner whitelighter. And to help the next generation of witches come into their own.
      Piper: So that Paige could pass on all that she learned. Not just to her own children, or to mine, or to Phoebe's, but to other future witches and white lighters as well. Which filled the time between when we were doing the fighting and when our kids were old enough to take over. Allowing me time to get back to my roots and cook something other than potions for once. And open the restaurant I'd always dreamed of owning. As for Leo, after we reclaimed magic school he went back to teaching. Which he continued to do, until it was time to retire.
      Older Piper (finishes reading the Book of Shadows to her granddaughter): And although we certainly had our struggles and heart aches over the years we're a family of survivors and we will always be. Which is why we've truly been Charmed.
      Piper's granddaughter: Again, Grandmama, again.
      Older Piper: Oh, dear. No, I can't. I need to rest. But you can look at it for a little while if you'd like. After all, it'll be yours one day.
      (As older Piper and Leo walk up the stairs, the camera zooms in pictures spanning four generations of the Halliwell family, including a picture of Victor and Patty).

    • Grams: Oh no, don't do that. I mean there's so many things, wonderful things that I just don't wanna forget you know.
      Patty: There's just as much I don't ever wanna know. Like what happened to Prue. Victor told me.
      Piper: Oh Mom...
      Patty: It's all right. I know everything happens for a reason. I believe that. I also know that when one door closes another one opens. (she looks at Paige)

    • Piper, Patty & Penny (casting a spell to get rid of the Hollow from the Charmed Ones, Billie & Christy): Yamis, ado, kick is ado, mailen ko onis, voks in caseses, shuper de conos.
      (The power of the Hollow leaves all of them)

    • Older Leo: How do you spell Zankou? With a "Z" or an "X"?
      Older Piper: That's cheating!
      Older Leo: I'm not asking you, I'm asking me! Well...?
      Leo: A "Z".
      Older Leo: Ha! Told ya!

    • Patty: Did we miss anything?
      Piper: No, well, we changed the past and fixed the future and saved the present. That's all.

    • Coop: I let you kick me out of here yesterday, I'm not doing it again today. And you know why? Because I love you Phoebe Halliwell. With all of my heart, with every fiber in my being I love you.

    • Victor: But I...I'm... um...I...I'm so confused...
      Patty: Oh...well, get over it. I did.
      Victor: Where did you come from?
      Patty: 1975. How do I look?

    • Adult Chris: I mean, we don't know what happened. One minute everything is fine...we're kicking demon ass...
      Adult Wyatt: Actually, I was kicking some demon...
      Adult Chris (interrupting): Oh, pphhh...
      Grams: Watch your language.
      Adult Chris: Sorry Grams.
      Adult Wyatt: Wait! Grams? As in the Grams?
      Adult Chris: Yeah.
      Patty (to her daughters): Ah...confused. Are these my future grandkids or yours?
      Phoebe: No, yours.
      Patty: Oh! Hi!

    • Grams: Who's there?
      Patty: It's okay Mom. It's just me.
      Piper: What? No, Mom...
      Grams: Patty?
      Patty: Mm-hm.
      (Grams faints)
      Patty: Mom! Oh my...what happened? Why'd she faint?
      Piper: Oh well, probably... because you're dead.

    • Past Piper: What just happened?
      Present Piper: Don't ask you'll just get a headache!

    • Grams (referring to Paige and Henry): Don't tell me she marries a Whitelighter too.
      Piper: Worse. A mortal.
      Grams: Oh good God. Didn't I teach you girls anything?
      Piper: What can I say? There's always Uncle Coop.

    • Paige: Hey! What are you doing here?
      Henry: What am I doing here? I'm looking for my wife. She didn't come home last night. Are you okay?
      Paige: Yes, I'm okay. Of course I'm okay. I mean, we weren't okay okay. But now we're okay. And I think in the future we're gonna be...I think we're going to be more than okay!
      Henry: Okay...

    • (Adult Chris, adult Wyatt & the 1975 version of Patty arrive at Victor's place and Patty greets Victor by hugging him)
      Victor: Didn't anyone tell her we're divorced?
      Patty: What?
      Victor: You dumped me. For your Whitelighter.
      Patty: Who? Sam?
      Victor: Yes, Sam. Paige's father...
      Adult Chris: Listen, Gramps, we're in a bit of a jam. Where's little Wyatt?
      Victor: He's in the other room with um... with you.

    • Piper: If I'm going to have that future that I saw with him...
      Phoebe: Wait, you went to the future too?
      Paige: We sure did miss a lot when we were dead.

    • Paige (referring to Patty being dead): Does she know?
      Grams: Yes, yes. We know. We're both dead by now. We're over it.
      Patty: Speak for yourself.

    • Phoebe: Okay, so let me get this straight. Because you guys altered a key moment in time by saving us...
      Grams: And the Manor.
      Phoebe: Right, because of all of that, what is supposed to happen after this...won't happen?
      Patty: Exactly. That kind of makes this the new present.
      Paige: Says the woman from the past.
      Grams: Though, a different past than mine.
      Phoebe (turning to Paige): Are you getting any of this?
      Paige: Whatever. As long as we're alive again, that's all I care about.

    • Piper: Are you...?
      Future Leo: The future you and Leo? Yeah. And we've been expecting you!
      Future Piper: Yeah, I baked cookies!

    • Piper: We were trying to save Phoebe and Paige...
      Patty (referring to her & Victor): Paige? Do you mean we have another daughter?
      Piper: Yes Mom - you do.

    • Coop: Phoebe! (turns to Piper) Thanks a lot for telling me she's alive!
      Piper: (hands back ring) You're welcome!
      Adult Wyatt: Uncle Coop!
      (Adult Chris smacks adult Wyatt. Adult Wyatt covers his mouth as the family gasps and everyone looks from Coop to Phoebe)
      Phoebe: Uncle Coop?! What?
      Piper: Okay, everybody go!
      (Patty, adult Chris & adult Wyatt orb out)

    • (The Halliwell sisters & Billie orb into the room where the Triad are, and kill the Triad)
      Dumaine: No!
      Piper: Oh, yes. (She blows him up then blows up his past self in mid-shimmer)
      Christy: I don't understand, how could this happen? How could you?

    • Paige: Okay, all we have to do now is find Billie and Christy.
      (Billie steps into the room)
      Billie: You don't have to look far. Can we talk? Look I am sorry for what I've done to you guys.

    • Victor: Ohh.
      Piper: Hi, Daddy.
      Victor: Ohh sweetie, I'm so happy to see you. Wow. Leo!
      Leo: Hello, Victor.
      Victor: You're back! Wow I don't believe it! (to Piper) This is good right? I mean... Everything worked out all right?
      Piper: Uhmm... Maybe you should sit down...
      Victor: (gives Leo and Piper a look) No, I don't wanna sit down. What happened? What's going on?
      Piper: Well, Phoebe and Paige, uhmm... they didn't make it.
      Victor: What?
      Piper: But it's okay. I mean, I'm gonna fix it. I don't know how but... I'm gonna fix it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Piper's granddaughter telekinetically closes the front door but her hand goes in the wrong direction. This happened with Prue in the episode All Halliwells Eve as well.

    • For this entire season, Alyssa Milano (Phoebe) was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Actress".

    • Alyssa Milano (Phoebe), Holly Marie Combs (Piper), Brian Krause (Leo) and Jennifer Rhodes (Grams) appeared in every season. Alyssa Milano (Phoebe) and Holly Marie Combs (Piper) appeared in every episode. If you count the unaired pilot, only Combs appeared in every episode.

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