The only reason this episode got 1.0 is because I couldn't get the counter to do negatives!!!
They have completely thrown the rules out the window and made a complete pile of poo (in fact I would rather have watched a pile of poo than this
The season 7 finale was the most perfect way they could have finished this show but they had to keep going (Speeling is a muppet that way!)
Don't get me wrong, I was an avid viewer of this show, watched it from day 1!! But besides episode 21, this series has been awful!!!
Another reviewer on this site said this ending was good compared to endings like Angel, and I quote, where 'everyone dies.(whether they did or not is still open to speculation) But amiguous endings to shows, especially shows involving supernatural elements, are the best way to honour the memory of the shows themselves (Me and my mates still argue about the angel ending!!).
Back to the actual ending, they completely disregarded the whole changing the past/future element by having complete interaction between time periods. They completely messed up the whole time travel element, as in season 1 Tempest was the only one on either side who had the power to manipulate time!!! (apparently cupids have gained some more responsibility in the magical kingdom.
Bringing Chris and Wyatt in was good, I guess, even though their only purpose seemed to be to fill in Phoebe about her love life!!!
Anyway, I've said enough. I'm going to now physically wipe this dross from my memory and not even acknowledge the humongous waste of time that is Charmed 8!!! I suggest you do the same!!
I have always loved Charmed, I never missed one show. Season 1-7, except for the occasional miss in season 5, were absolutely fantastic. They were thrilling,exciting, funny, sometimes soap-y, and just...great!! But, they should\\\'ve stopped after season 7. In season 8 Billie is introduced and most,if not all, the attention was shifted to her. She was a poor written character; her personality not the least bit interesting and almost always she got on my nerves. And,come on! This Christy thing... First off, how long has it been since Christy\\\'s disappearance? YEARS! And still Billie looks for her!! The Halliwell sisters lost a sister too, and they were sad, but they weren\\\'t obsessed like this girl, and they\\\'re supposed to be all about \\\"the power of three\\\" and their \\\"greatest fear is to lose a sister\\\" and their special sisterly bond. And, once Billie finds her stupid sister, they turn out to be sooo powerful...Excuse me,where did these girls come from? And who do they think they are? Billie barely knew any magic when the charmed ones met her-and all of a sudden she becomes miss. superwitch better than the charmed ones who had 8 years of experience?! Furthermore, how can these girls,that no magical being ever met, could manipulate all those magical creatures? The same creatures that went to the Charmed ones for help because they knew they would??!!So-they screwed up a couple of times,that doesn\\\'t mean they turn on them so easily! It all just doesn\\\'t make any since
Terrible Episode - have to be close to the worse one I have seen in this series. Lets just bring in everyone through all points in time throughout the series and then just finish it by stopping any fight even happening. Would have been ok finishing with 821. At least it was emotional high.
And then the last 3 mins we go through the future of what happens - even worse just skip years and tell a perfect story with no problems. Just plain terrible.
Yeah. Huha. Travel back in time to save the sisters. Why don't they go back in time to save Prue while they're at it. Ah, yes, Shannon Doherty predicted that and got off the wagon in time. Charmed has strong storylines, that I agree, but to go back whenever something goes awry. Well, that's too much of a good ending for my sake (for the zillionth of times).
And they lived happily ever after. shyeah right.
The 2nd ep of season one we see a fin breaking the surface. Third ep, we see the three charmed ones hurled over the ramp as they are flung far over the ensnared shark! Fonzie is waiting in a boat on the other side; "Ayyyyyyyy...! Let me tell you sumthin', you girls are terrific!" Piper replies; "Oh Fonzie can you save us?" "Let me tell you somethin'; sure, no problem girls!" then with a snap of his fingers, Fonzie hypnotizes an unsuspecting American television audience and Ayyyyyyyy... the three witches go on for a painful amont of time. Painful for all the INTELLIGENT human life on Earth.
This show was and forever will be GARBAGE! Hormone ravaged teenage boys and I suspect some Viagra induced adults, tuned in to see if these "good witches" would wear something showing more leg and cleavage. They got what they (or Fonzie) wanted. Little girls tuned into to see the fashion also. Now, even after HARMED I mean CHARMED has ended; the hypnotized tune in to reruns for the very same aforementioned reasons. Sad.
They should have focussed on the girls futures. Not the ridiculous final battle. Nobody cares about Billie and her sister, they care about the charmed ones. They should have spent the whole hour focussing on how their lives developed. Phoebe totally disrespects Cole saying she never knew love.
Totally ignores 2 and a half seasons of Phoebe finding her forbidden love. Phoebe actually saves Balthazar in order to save Cole because of her intense love. Then she says, I\\\'ve never known love until I met Coop. Coop was sent by the Elders, since when does Phoebe take orders from the Elders. Sent as a reward. That\\\'s not Phoebe, she makes her own decisions. It was a terrible, terrible final episode. Nobody cares about Billie and her sister. Focus on the girls.
I\\\\\\\'ll just start off by saying this: They should have ended the show at season 6 and not thought twice.
Now to go into depth. Here are things I can\\\\\\\'t stand about this episode let alone this season.
1. The Villian
-The Triad? Come on! They didn\\\\\\\'t do anything except waste space. The Source would have made a better closer, or Zanku or even Barbus. Don\\\\\\\'t forget also that Cole killed them already (and those ones were far more intimidating).
2. The love interests.
-Piper & Leo: there together, they break up, he leaves, comes back, leaves again, and repeat.
Paige: Can\\\\\\\'t find love in 4 years but somehow finds it in less than 10 episodes. Even after finding it she completely ignores it and her true love only has two sentences in the last episode.
Phoebe: Let me get this straight: Cole couldn\\\\\\\'t after 2.5 seasons, Jason, Dex, whats his name (the one she prophesied having a child with), but Coop after only 5 episodes is her soul mate? Enough is enough.
-Didn\\\\\\\'t even have a mission during the first few episodes then suddenly remembers she needs to find her sister.
-Got new powers almost every episode.
-Changed sides as often as I change my socks.
-Parents died: no biggie, killed own sister: walks it off (shown wathcing over Phoebe\\\\\\\'s children in the end).
4. Last episode itself.
-Those who fear time travel (Butterfly Effect) must have had a heart attack with this one. Lets see: Time travel to save sisters. Time travel to save powers. Time travel to kill Triad, yet again. With all that couldn\\\\\\\'t they have, I don\\\\\\\'t know:
-Saved Kristy from being kidnapped (as a child)in the first place?
-Stopped the Source from using the Hollow and so save Cole from becoming evil again?
Like the Alice and Wonderland episode, this was a complete nightmare. Those who praise it.........I weep for you.
i hate to say this but i hated this episode.. mostly b/c the time traveling got very annoying,the characters didnt seem right,the battle never happend,and the show abandon all that made it good.this episode was a waste of my time..
1.trying to figure out whats going on its not hard but as the show keep going the time traveling starts to not make sense espicailly since grams should have remember piper from ''that 70s episode''when she meet piper but grams didnt remember piper.
(dont try and say she earse her memory b/c in other eps.grams let them know she was gone do that and if she was gone do that on ''that 70s episode'' she would have told them)
2.phoebe never got her powers of leviation and empathy back which is so lame since she was so usless this whole season.(they could have gave them back when she was writing bout her life)i did like phoebe with coop tho.
3.paige with henry was a poor writing choice to me.i perfer her with glen.the only realtionship they got right is piper/leo and phoebe/coop.
4.the season was leading up to a big battle,so dont hold your breathe.. no battles happenes.there was so many characters(that i loved)that the writers forgot about the battle that they been building up too.instead they focus more on the characters than the story they made for this season.i feel like the season was a waste of my time since didnt nothing happen in the end.the end focus more on the girls lives then the story the writers made bout the power of 3.this season was like sex and the city with demons.
5.if they can bring all this characters back they can mention prue more than what they did.they said they need 2 pay actors to use their photo but they could have payed shannen.if the writers been saving money shouldnt they use it for that.especaiily since they didnt really have a battle.the blowing up of the manor was a waste since no battle really happened.they could have at least let the fans see a little version of prue but not even that...(and dont get me started when they said they cant bring prue back b/c of personal gain and then somehow phoebe and paige come back.)brad said he didnt want to focus on one sister(prue) so why was piper the main focus in this episode? then phoebe and paige was kicked to the side.
6.piper trusting billie again was a poor writing.if someone harm my children and then came back they better hope i didnt see them.i still dont understnad they cant forgive christy,when she wasnt thinking right b/c she was raised by the traid but they can forgive billie.when billie still tried to kill them when she was in her right mind unlike christy...poor writing.if christy died so should billie.
7.i didnt like how the made it seem everywoman in the world needed to have children.someone should have not had children.
8.btw billie they couldnt have came up with something else besdies giving billie prue powers.
9.this end of charmed was so bad.it ened like a fariytale and no story is like that.i will say season 7 was a better ending than this crap.season 7 should have been the end of charmed not season 8.
i like how they made piper/leo and phoebe/coop end up together.i didnt like the happy fariytale ending. i dont like piage ending up with henry.i didnt like the time traveling.i didnt like all the characters coming back b/c that took away from the big battle that didnt even happen.i didnt like how billie survied and christy didnt. both of there faith should have been together.no shannen doherty not even alittle girl that look like her.i hated this episode.it was such a waste...
I have always liked Charmed; I watched it during some of the dodgy moments, such as nearly every episode of season 5 and felt it would always get better and low and behold along came series 7 and it was really good. It was full of arcs and fairly good storytelling, for Charmed especially. Then they did the fantastic ending, even Prue got a mentioned and sort of saved the day. I thought; what a good send off..... oh dear there was another series wasn't there!!!
At first series 8 seemed do-able, then the budget restraints became clear and I started to wander why Kaley Cuoco was event there, then they made her a bit evil and I thought; nice touch. Then they blew up the mansion in the episode before this one and I thought this send off would top off the last series finale and it did, if you stopped before this episode started.
Firstly; Piper seems only concerned that Phoebe is dead, Rose McGowan can be annoying but thats no reason not to acknowlage that Paige has been blown up to. Did I miss the fight, maybe the writers forgot that Paige existed?
Secondly; the montage at the end of 'happy charmed ones' is a bit gut wrenching. We know they are going to be happy once Piper and Leo sort the time line out - writers, please let us use our imagination instead of ruining it for us.
Thirdly, and most importantly - why didn't you stop at the end of series 7 - that was a perfect ending! I cannot understand why you would renew a series only to reduce its budget, stretch out storylines that have already finished in series 3 (yes I'm talking about the Triad) and produce what can only be described as a second rate series finally. Only the powers that be can explain why this was allowed to be made.
Season 7's finale was the end of Charmed for me. I own Season 8 but I have to say that the ending here left me cold. It disrespected Pru's death and the rules that came with it and treated Pru and the shows mythology like they never mattered.
Season 7's finale was the throw it together end of the series but it was far more successful in ending the series then this "very lets bring everyone back to hug and kiss and give everyone exactly what they want" piece of overly cheesey garbage.
The finale of Charmed needed to be about the sisters and the power of three. This was done with great success in Season 7 as the Charmed ones faced an all mighty demon,vanquished him with the help of Pru's power (thanking her in the process) and then moving on with their lives at last. BUT then they bought it back and for the fan boy in me I wanted more Charmed. But after all the hype about the 7 part finale and the idea that they might top themselves and Pru might return OR she would at least be recognised as well as she was in Season 7 this ending was atrocious.
EVERYONE who had died in the Halliwell family came back for a cameo but even in the flashback to their childhood Pru did not appear. The scene with the little girl with a season 1 Pru haircut gave me hope they would refer to her but it was just Piper as a kid. In the end Pru is pawned off by Piper saying 'Oh Mom not now.' Completely disrespectful and dismissive.
Then to make matters worse Piper and Pheobe are saved and bought back from the dead. HELLO! They aren't allowed to do that. Piper was told in Season 4 she could not bring Pru back because they could not use Magic for personal gain NOR was it right to bring Pru back from the dead as her death was meant to happen to save the world and it was an impossible thing to be done. BUT NO in the finale of the series Piper finds away to save Pheobe and Paige and even jumps past their deaths all the way back to before Pru died. Yet only two are saved and Piper never considers this a chance to save her eldest sister.
All in all a decent episode but not the end of Charmed for me. It screwed around to much with the mythology of the show, made the sisters appear to not care about Pru and ended with the dumbest and cheesiest ending I've ever seen. All in all 5 out of 10 was all I could give this because it just failed on almost every level to tie the show up successfully.
Why for the sake of art couldnt Prue, and the black detective come back. And what's up the with the final big bad of the series, the Triad were reduced to lame out of the loop ghostly talking big but never doing anything , old geazers.
I thouht this was a very dissapointing season with nothing much new for the series they were better off leaving it were it was with them faking there own deaths, and demons having still some hope of taking over the world. U know so they would be more of a threat to the world and making for much more interesting stories to tell. Billie kills her sister in a lame attempt of thwarting her plans, I mean come on their was no real threat of Billies sister or the Triad and the sisters having everything handed to them so they could go back and forth in time and protect thier happy go lucky time line. I am so dissapointed that I got sucked into the lame sometimes interesting, scary , racist, woman empowering, thrilling, chick , love story drama half way through the series's run , and going backwards checking out the days of Prue. If I had known it was going to end so dissapointing I would of watched more Buffy, Angel reruns. They should consider (Brad Kern and co.) on doing a final final theatre , or made for T.v. flick.
One final thought why did the show go try so hard to make the charmed ones so slutty, I mean I know woman of today have just as much right to be as permiscuious, or at least think about sexual relationships the same way as men do, but they were champions for good always talking to or about angels, and know they were being watched harder by the powers that B more than any other normal person so you would think they would have a little more restraint. From the very beginning of charmed to the very end they had meaningless or eventually meaningless flings.
Prue when she had her high school romance cop boyfriend that died protecting her the first season to getting over him to when she met a descendant of some guy protecting her when the charmed ones went back to the 17th century, at the end she hooked up with the descendant of that guy in present day and the very next episode she barely mentions him and then starts screwing several other guys before she died. Phoebe, her with her boyfriend in New York she was sleeping with at the very beginning of the show to marrying then divorcing and killing Cole in a couple of thrilling seasons, to having no one at the very end and hooking up with hottie Cupid last minute, AND what ever happened to the first Cupid she fell in love with in like season two or three, or four, I dont know its a blurr. Piper, she was engaged to a demon undercover at the beginning, she killed him off and immediately started screwing the Angel Leo and broke up with him shortly the second season to start sleeping with some bank lending guy , so she could get P3 started up and then once that happened she starts sleeping with her niehbor, and shortly after that breaks up with him and starts seeing Leo again and gets married only to lose him for awhile and starts sleeping with some firefighter only to once again be back With HER Husband.Finally the HOE bag known as Paige who's actually half angel so u WOULD think she would b a little devine she's sleeping with some dude at the beginning of the fourth season to get her new family and powers and dump him and go back to screwing the rich guy who travels the world and came in and out of her life all the time, to having no man and never showing the slightest hint of settling down. She has a couple of meaningless flings with several dudes wich one of them was a cop to eventually screwing and rushing a marriage to the probation officer. And the minute they get marrid she cant wait not to have him around any more and keep kicking demon butt with her sisters the very thing she and the rest of them were trying so hard to get away from the past seasons. Sorry to call U guys out on all of this stuff last minute (talking to wb and charmed producers) but with all these diseases running rampant You would think female role models would have been more tame. Instead u GUYS just made 8 years of slutty, boring demon fighting, somewhat evil in itself i.e. Characters, plots etc. etc. for future generations to look back and say damn Im surprised I wasnt born in a world were everyone has some disease.
Anywayz THATS enough time I've spent focusing on lame ass Charmed should of ended better they already went back in time the past several seasons the fans deserved better for keepng them on the air for 8 frickin years they didnt even say thank you for watching at the end like the wb does for all its other shows that ended.My personal opinion it would of been better if the writers got some help from Buffy's and Angel's writers i.e. Buffy seasons 1,3,4,5,and seven and all seasons of Angel) to have the sisters go through the curse they talked about so much in early years as to where no Halliwell would ever see there children grow. At least fans and non fans can agree and have some kind of solidarity that after the show ends Paige AND Phoebe's relationships don't last there God LIKE children will grow up in broken homes and become super human menaces to society were inevitabaly they join with darklighters, warlocks, and bad witches of the future so they will have a more befitting dark episode ending like Angel. By the character development the writers showed for these charmed ones there is no way in hell they can stay married, I would give it just two more years of them demon fighting b4 they get tired of thier husbands, make up an excuse to not sleep with them anymore and wait for fate, angels what ever to take them away and put them in some hockey chriogenic stasis (the shelf) for awhile so they can sleep around and give thier kids some new daddies in thier lives, and have some half brothers and sisters b4 bringing back thier original husbands.
Charmed, This Show Surely Wasn't!
If this had been a true ending to the series for all of the devoted fans of the show, when Piper and Leo are walking up the stairs at the end there should have been a picture of Prue, like the original picture of the three sisters, when the sisters magically moved closer together in the picture. The only reference they made to Prue in this episode was when Patty acknoledged that Victor told her what happened to Prue. Shannon makes me so angry that she couldn't put aside her feelings that made her leave the show in the first place to make some cameo appearance on this final episode. I am truly no longer a fan of Shannon because of this I liked her from playing Prue on this show, and just the fact that she wouldn't come back for the finale upsets me, it would have been nice if they had a picture of Prue. Did anyone else notice that after Prue died the picture of the three magically disappeared. No picture of Prue was shown after Prue died. Only her name was mentioned occasionally, and her name was seen once, after Wyatt was born. And no references were ever made again to what Prue did, her working for 415 or at Bucklands. It's like as soon as Prue died that was it, Prue remained in memories never to be seen or heard again.
Hello guys! I was just kidding when I wrote that this episode is sucks. Honestly, it was one of the best. Sorry, I just wanted you to read my review! Please, continue your reading.
So what do you think of the 9th season? Imagine that your are the writers of the show. What new and fresh ideas can you think of? Write them in your reviews!
Ok, I will be the first writer with two fresh ideas. My first idea will be Chiromantists! We had an episode about gypsies and their stuff but this is different. I suggest you chiromantists. This can be written in the book of shadows: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Chiromantists are rare creatures who can change the destiny of every person, demon or witch. They can change the lines on the hands of one or another creation. The can create new ways and adventures, interesting moments or fast death, etc\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". Well my idea consists of the following. Some very powerful demon finds chiromantist in his home site and he asks him to change the lines of the sisters which can cause the death of power of three! Well, I think that it can be a very interesting episode.
Here is my second idea. Imagine that the whole magic which is used by every magical creation is located in one super confidential place. So, two demons somehow find this place and they decide to use all magic for their own. Charmed ones find out about them and they have to do everything to stop them or all the magic will be gone. In the final fight sisters let those bad demons steal all magic and they cast the spell which takes the magical stuff out of them including theirs. So when those demons have no magic or powers the charmed sisters destroy them and continuing their magical lives.
So what do you think about my special ideas? Are they good enough for the 9th season which won\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t be lasted? Please agree or disagree with me if you think they are too bad. Well anyway, write me your own ides for season 9 in your reviews or send them on my e-mail. I will be very happy if you do it and I will try to write my own book with your main idea. I am waiting for your suggestions. Please agree or disagree!
I was really looking forward to this season finale but was a bit disappointed at the weak storyline. Going back in time and recruiting the mother and grandmother, could have been so much better, there were pleanty of others that they could have brought back such as Cole and possibly a return from Prue. But Billie and Kristie are good villians but both of them being witches and them being sisters was a bit copy-cat kind of thing. But all-together it wasn't a bad episode which I would watch again but maybe not buy as a DVD, unless I wanted to buy the whole season.
what about the exciting Charmed Finale!!!??? Where did the writers hide it?? People... Let's focus
First, I have to say that I hate hate the way Piper and Leo travel in time!!! Coop Ring??? They should have thing another thing! That makes no sense! Millons os cupids with the power of travel in time!? then nothin would happen ever. That idea makes all the Charmed world a ***:Not Prue dead, not risk of expose!, never nothing bad would happen!!! It's like **** all what they did the eight years before! It's very silly
Piper, tecnically, is the most powerful witch! Her powers come oit of her emotions... They should use that to travel in time! Do you remenber the episode "once in a blue moon" (I think is called that way) when they experiencied a incontrolable power.think about it: Piper so sad and angry that her power turns into a massive bomb... things starts to blow up around her... The ground... a quake! And she cast a spell with so power that she gets back in time!!!
I think that would be great (I think anything would be better than the ring)
ALso I believe the time travel is very very estrange. It makes you crazy... For exmple, when they say to coop that he must leave grams and patty before the time tavel. Does that make any sense??? They would remember anyway! And... Why the wyatt and chris at that age! that is imposible, if they 've changed the future, they wouldn't notice. Anyway if they Do notice, why at that age?? Why not with 10 years old!!?? o 50years?? Think about it!
I think they tried so hard to make a great finale that they make it to strange!
The end end it's strange too! I didn't like at all, all those little kids running for the house!? Why? It should have bbeen more about the sisters and not about their grandsons!!! Xd
And I would say about the not shown figth in this episode (I can't complain because the action was in the Kill Bille vol.2 !) but they should do more about it! For example when Chrstie is killed... it's too fast. DOesn't it???
(I said too much, but it's only I love to death Charmed)
WHAT THE HEK??????????????
OMG!!! How come they couldnt get Cole and Daryll back!!??
This is the worst ending I had in my mind!!!
We all love Prue so it shouldnt matter whats going on around the set SHE SHOULD have come back!!! I hate
WHAT THE HEK??????????????
OMG!!! How come they couldnt get Cole and Daryll back!!??
This is the worst ending I had in my mind!!!
We all love Prue so it shouldnt matter whats going on around the set SHE SHOULD have come back!!! I hate u brian kern or wtever ur name is!!! its sad to end this way when it could have ended alot more better!!!!!!!!! It must come back for a season 9!!! :(
First off, no Prue. I understand that they can't use pictures of her or have her on the show if Shannon doesn't want to appear. But honestly, people. Can we at least mention her? Also, the entire episode felt rushed. It was more like "Hey, how many guest stars can we fit in 40 minutes?" instead of "Oh no! We need these people for plot delvopment!" Chris and Wyatt from the future, good to see them, but utterly pointless. And so was all that stuff with Coop. It felt very very forced. "Oh yes, you get married! And It's not forbidden!" Can we make it feel a little more natural maybe? it's over, so I guess not...
I was really looking forward to this episode, and to some extent I was not dissapointed. It was a nice ride to the end and the trip into the future was a great way to end it all. The thing that was lacking, was PRUE. Shannen Doherty should have been included somewhere. For the sake of the series they should have paid her a s*** load of money to make a cameo. It would have made the whole thing so much more believable. There weren't even any photos of her on the wall in the final shot. For the sake of someones wounded pride / ego the producers should have given us the ending we fans deserved.
How come at the end they dont say or show what powers phoebe and paige\'s kids have and when(older)Wyatt and Chris are by the book of shadows when they are making a potion they dont show phoebe and paige\'s kids there,i think they would all help kicking d
How come at the end they dont say or show what powers phoebe and paige\'s kids have and when (older)Wyatt and Chris are by the book of shadows when they are making a potion they dont show phoebe and paige\'s kids there,i think they would all help kicking demons butt.
This episode was good. You've got the fairy tale ending with a twist of something as powerful as them to defeat in a way that is opposite to defeating demons. If only it had a kick with more demon activity that went along with coming to common ground with the other two sisters. Instead of the obvious, had to vanquish the girl that's raised by demons. She could of learned some sort of tough way that showed her fighting demons is much more fun and "legal" than killing innocents. Going back in forth between the past in the future almost seemed a bit mind stimulating. The two catching back into time with each other seemed a bit quick and simple. They should of thought of something that made more sense instead of leaving it questionable.
I have mixed emotions about this final episode. It has a decent ending and that part i loved, but it feels to me that this final episode should have been a 2 parter with a little more events. It almost felt like orb-orb-orb-fire-end.
To that part this episode felt a little more shody then i am used too. It is also the fact that as a final episode that this more power and effort could have gone into it. It is not a more is better, but it almost boils donw to this.
The final part where the 'life goes on' part is quite excellent, it is the part leading to the blasting of the triade that makes this a little less perfect then 'acceptable'.
Just that.... 'this is it' part. I expected more.
Stil. I enjoyed the tale of three witchs very much and i will miss them on tv (however at times i wil rewatch them all on DVD).
At first when I saw last week\'s episode, and read the bits of information from this week\'s episode I feared the worst. My initial thoughts were that the current season\'s plotlines were going to be completely waved off in the first 10 mins and then we were going to have one big happy send-off. Fortunately the episode\'s streamlined in a way in which the previous plot details are acknowledged and still the past,present and future remains intact and presented. Certainly some of it is forced, but this Series Finale is more than anything a celebration of all the years of Charmed we fans have been following.
We were fortunate to see this final goodbye succeed in giving us so much material. I mean, adult Chris and Wyatt returning, glimpses into the future etc. are terrific stuff to feed us fans. From what I can conceive, Brad Kern claimed he didn\'t even ask Shannon Doherty to return for the finale and whatnot. I actually think he didn\'t even dare to ask, because I don\'t think she would have even considered it, and he knows it too. She didn\'t appear at the 90210 finale, why would Charmed be a priority? It\'s sad, since an appearance from her character would have finalized this as a solid series finale. There is no denying her character\'s importance in the series, which is why I believe she got a mention at least.
Now some fans may complain over the fact that Cole doesn\'t make an appearance, however they should remember he did make a guest appearance last season, creating some closure for his character. Sure, it wouldn\'t have hurt seeing him one more time, but adding him to an almost over-full line-up for this finale, would have definitely seemed forced.
If one disregards for a while that this episode is in fact a tribute to us fans, how does it fare as a Charmed episode? In fact, not all too poorly. This episode is for sure the best episode to date for Charmed\'s 8th season, perhaps even better what the 7th season had to offer. It brings back many of the elements these previous seasons lacked. The sistership among the Charmed ones, the magical elements, the sense of family etc. all came back in this one episode. This season lost me with the focus going to Christy and Billie, plus Leo being imprisoned. Last season while it had some good ideas, where it failed was in making the show all about Leo. Leo is a great character but should be used sparingly and after all the series is about the Charmed ones.
The episode also has another headache, namely time traveling. Admittedly the writer has conjured (no pun intended) a good setup, but his tool creates inevitably some loopholes. I noticed this site has made its nit-picking already, but there are more. The main one would be that the adult Chris seems to remember having travelled back in time, and the other characters in the show interact with him like he should be the same Chris. In fact, if any logic should dictate, the adult Chris we saw from season 6 actually did die. The big but we have here is though that considering he succeeded in changing the future, so would also future Chris\'s current past,present and future, meaning we in fact would have a New Future Chris. A new Chris who would not remember his brother becoming evil etc. This is why it rang false that adult Chris would \"remember\" his grandpa\'s old place among other things.
All in all, Charmed fans receive a big treat and with some thought and care put into the episode. If one were to draw any parallell right now, That 70\'s Show finale should be a disappointment to fans, the way it was rushed. The Charmed fans are big winners here, most things come together neatly.
I loved this show so much! I have cryed like five times today because I have work tonight and I cant watch it. I cant even record it because my TV is being weird. I am going to miss these girls so much. I watch this show when ever its on, and I even have 3 season box sets!! This show is everything to me. I know its only a TV show but its the best. I mean 3 girls kicking ass everyday whats better than that? Its incredible and Im going to miss it so much! I just cant belive that is over already, the babies havent even grown up yet, it cant be over!!!! (I gave this episode an 8 just because it makes me sad its over)
I thought "Charmed" had already ended, and was surprised so learn that I had not missed the season finale. Glad nothing else was on in this time slot, or I might have felt cheated. At least they didn't do a 2-hour blow-out like so many other networks did! WIthin one hour, we had time travel on various levels, vanquishing demons, regaining a husband, learning about a future one, and a look into how things will probably be in the future. More been there, done that type of work, but pretty good. Of the entire hour, I like the very last part best, during which the sisters wrapped up their careers, so to speak, with each one narrating how things ended up. Characters from previous episodes showed up, demons got blown up, and Phoebe finally found her soulmate (although I still like Cole!), all within one hour. This show was showing its age and perhaps should have quit when they started introducing Chris as from the future, but I don't regret watching it. It was better in the old days with Prue, I feel, and too bad they couldn't get Shannon to guest-star, but it was a nice ending to a successful 8-year run.
This was the most beautiful episode I've ever seen from Charmed. Especially the ending was beautiful. It also had a lot of extremely funny moments. It would have been perfect, if not for one thing that I saw after watching the ending of the episode for the third time.
When you see Piper and Leo walk up the stairs, you see a lot of pictures of all important people in Charmed, except for one: Prue.
I just can't stand the fact that those actors/producers couldn't put their differences aside for only ONE episode to make it a perfect ending. I think this is the most pathetic thing that you can do. I mean: IT'S THE SERIES FINALE!!!!!!!!
This gave me enough reason to reduce the mark I gave for it, from a 10, to a 8.5
it starts off with pheobe, paige and christy dead. the house is distroyed and piper and billie are left. leo comes back.piper go back in time to save her sisters.billie vanquishes christy we hear about the rest of their lives
i thought this episode was good but not great.their was no great excitment it was all traveling through time and everybods happy in the end. but we still dont know what happend to prue. and they explain the rest of their lives in five minutes thats not long enough. at the eng we see piper and leo as and old couple with a house full of grandchldren. but they should have ended it when they were still young so at the end of the show we know that their lives will still go on, but how they did it their lives are almost over at the end of the eposode. i just wish it could have lasted another season, or at least had a better fanale, it should have had more drama and more suspense. also pheobe has been trying to get pregnant for two seasons she should of gotten pregnant at the begeining of this season, not telling us about it at the end. Now i say goodbye to this incredible show!!!
Despite having paid less attention to this show this season than I had done previously, I made the effort to watch the finale of this at times funny and innovative series.
Storyline-wise, this episode didn't really do it for me - it didn't hold my attention, because it didn't make me feel like there was any real danger. Furthermore, the plot seemed to require numerous contrivances in order to cram in as many guest stars as possible.
That said, the guest stars went a good way to making up for what this episode lacked in plot. It was lovely to see Grams, Patty, Victor and Older Chris + Wyatt again. I was also pleased to see Brian Krause back again - I felt that his absence from part of this season was a shame. I also liked that we saw some of the Charmed Ones' future, that they were all happy and had 3 children (each). The absence of Prue from the photographs at the end was noticeable, but unavoidable.
So a nice, but not spectacular episode for me - a fitting goodbye to this entertaining series, but IMHO, a season too late.
Firstly, it was not as great as Kill Billie: Vol 2, but still a great episode. We could of had Prue, even as a little child. The power of three spell could be used, but still, a great series finale. Very sad at the end, and every sister had their happy ending full circle for sure. The family scenes were great. I could not stop crying. Shame about the budget cut because the door closing was recycled from season 4 which sucked. Still it was a great series. Thanks for the magical 10 years!
I remember watching the first episode of Charmed right back in September 1998. Something Wicca This Way Comes was a masterpiece and immediately got me hooked on this little show about young women who discover they are witches. I never expected it to last that long, though. Maybe three years? Give or take? But, here I am, eight years later. It's been a bumpy eight years, with several pit-stops of eye-tearing suckiness, but Forever Charmed, the final ever episode, was a sufficient end to the series.
In the series finale, Piper and Leo are sent back in time with the help of Coop's ring to save the lives of Paige and Phoebe. In the past, Piper crosses paths with her mother and Grams and reunites with the future versions of her sons, Chris and Wyatt. Meanwhile, Billie finally realizes she's being manipulated and tries to convince Christy of what Dumain is planning.
I wasn't completely satisfied with this finale. Many moments seemed rushed and not much made sense. I really wanted to love this episode and I sat down eagerly awaiting the final ever Charmed hour, but I just couldn't get into it. The time travel aspect of the episode was slightly average. It basically seemed as if it was only needed in order to draft in guest spots from past characters and the whole time travel thing was full of loop holes, which just distracted me from the rest of the episode.
The return appearances from Drew Fuller, Jennifer Rhodes and Finola Hughes were welcome, but hardly special. I would have liked Dorian Gregory to return for instance. I was also annoyed that there wasn't even a picture of Prue during the montage of photographs at the end. That would have made it perfect. But, sadly, I guess Shannen Doherty just wasn't interested in letting them use her image. Billie's presence in this episode was slightly awkward. I can't deny that her purpose became clearer as the season went on but devoting so much time to Kaley Cuoco in the finale just annoyed me. I also got annoyed that Leo was taken out of the episode so soon, as he deserved to be featured more.
Holly Marie Combs gave a stand-out performance throughout the episode but I couldn't help but feel a little sad that Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan didn't really have much to do until the last half hour. I absolutely adore Piper but it would have been nicer if both Phoebe and Paige were given a little more screentime. Kaley Cuoco handled her scenes well, especially her grieving Christy's death. Obviously, she still can't act to save her life but at least it was better than her painfully bad mourning scene in Generation Hex. Eww.
I admit that I did shed a tear during the final moments. The narration at the end was a really perfect way to end the series and I loved hearing about all the ventures the Halliwells embarked on later on in life. I especially loved how Piper finally opened her own restaurant and it was a neat throwback to her ambitions back in season one. Though I did find the whole "each sister has three kids" thing a little corny, especially as the 7th Heaven pseudo-finale had the same sort of "baby twist" thing, that whole scene made me really sad.
I did love the performances in this episode. Holly rocked it, as well as Rose McGowan, Jennifer Rhodes, Victor Webster, Wes Ramsey, Finola Hughes, Ivan Sergei and (admittedly) Alyssa Milano. The big group hug between all the Halliwell family was cheesy but extremely effective. I loved seeing the whole family together one last time.
All in all, Forever Charmed was a half-decent finale. It had all the main ingredients to make the perfect final episode but it just didn't come together that well. There were moments I really loved and moments that I wasn't that happy about. Despite that, it was still an effective closer to the show. It wasn't the best series finale I've seen but it was still a satisfying end to a show I've watched for the past eight years.
From 1998 to 2006, Charmed has never maintained its perfection but I can't deny that it's been one hell of a ride. It's been entertaining. It's been fun. It's been dramatic. Some may say (and I know this is as corny-as-hell) it's been... charming.
Director: James L Conway
Writer: Brad Kern
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