I say no sister should hsve just been badly hurt and Paige joined anyway.
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I agree Prue was the better character, and I prefered Shannen Doherty's acting. But...I'm glad the writers didn't get the chance to ruin Prudence!
I say no sister should hsve just been badly hurt and Paige joined anyway.
well, i kinda think at the time they did it Phoebe's character wasnt that interesting, so they didnt make the best decision with who they kept because Prue was a really good character, but thinking from their perspective, i guess i can see why they didnt wanna keep the one who was throwing a power play, its like..whos the director ..i think it was Hitchcock, who had someone picked out to fire the first day of filming, on each movie, just to basically get everyone else to respect him and know whos boss. So, if they gave in to Shannen, there might be others doin the same and the producers would look like goobers. but..it did suck to lose Prue...i do think that the 3 sisters ended up havin good chemistry tho, I wonder if Shannen regrets sayin sumthin. lol.
Since I love Prue to bits, I'm gonna have to stick up for her on this one.
Firstly, yes, I agree that Phoebe's character had more of a storyline at that point with the Cole thing. But even if Phoebe did die, they could've made it work. It wouldn't have gone down the same way, but they would have found a way to keep Julian in the show.
Yes, Prue didn't have much of a life but can you blame her? She did have to protect her sisters. It wasn't like before they were witches where they were both old enough to take care of themselves. Once they became witches, everything changed. Every little thing that happened in their lives was potentially life or death. You can't expect Prue to just switch off her maternal instincts and say "they'll be fine, they can handle it". It all stems from her childhood. She protects her sisters because she doesn't know anything else. She can't separate her sisters from her own life because they are her life. Personally, I find that rather admirable.
And I wouldn't say Prue blamed her sisters for having fun in their lives, it's just that she wanted them to moderate it. Before Season 1, Phoebe was off having fun in New York. Then she lost her job, had no money and nowhere to live etc.., who did she turn to? Her sisters. Had Prue or Piper been different people to who they were, they probably wouldn't have cared about her. But when Phoebe needed them after going overboard with the fun, they were there. Prue's problem wasn't that they had fun, her problem was that they could NEVER shy away from their responsibilities and from who they were. It didn't matter if Phoebe wanted to party the night away, get wasted etc...she couldn't. Not because Prue said so, but because her destiny did. As a Charmed One, Phoebe has a responsibility to all the innocents out there, Prue just reminded her of that. It wasn't about "just because I can't have fun, she can't" - it was Prue looking at the bigger picture. And I'm glad there was always someone to do that. Had Piper and Prue never been around, you can bet your a$$ Phoebe and Paige would no way have lived up to their responsibilities to such a huge extent.
well, i kinda think at the time they did it Pheobe's character wasnt that interesting, so they didnt make the best decision with who they kept because Prue was a really good character, but thinking from their perspective, i guess i can see why they didnt wanna keep the one who was throwing a power play, its like..whos the director ..i think it was Hitchcock, who had someone picked out to fire the first day of filming, on each movie, just to basically get everyone else to respect him and know whos boss. So, if they gave in to Shannen, there might be others doin the same and the producers would look like goobers. but..it did suck to lose Prue...i do think that the 3 sisters ended up havin good chemistry tho, I wonder if Shannen regrets sayin sumthin. lol.
Well, whatever was going on between Alyssa & Shannen, I would have hoped that they could have worked it out. I love Rose McGowan as an actress & her character; she was a great new character/witch; but we did not even get to find out how Prue had died between the end of Season 3 & the beginning of Season 4. Supposedly what happened is that after Tempus reset time; Prue & Piper were hurt as we'd seen & Leo only had the chance/time to heal one of them. The other one would die because they were both mortally wounded, & he chose Piper. Also we know that Leo & Phoebe were still in the Underworld after time reset, so they would not have been able to/had the time to get back aboveground to the manor in time before Shax attacked so the doctor was killed also, sadly.
Yet I would have liked it if Shannen had later said that she'd like to co-operate with the cast/producers/whoever to make it a better/good show even without her on it. In an episode I watched just the other day in either Season 5 or 6 there were flashback scenes when Piper & Leo were at a (mortal) marriage counsellor, Piper cast a spell to help them know/remember their memories more clearly. There were several scenes with Prue in them but apparently Shannen has copyrighted(?) or trademarked(?) her face(?) or her image(?) (I had no idea that was possible, or why someone would need/want to do it/that?), so they didn't show her face/voice. It could have been a great opportunity for Paige to talk to Prue quickly each chance she had to maybe get to know her a little bit better (or at least look at her face/listen to her voice & watch her to learn more about her if it wasn't possible to do more that this), but the producers couldn't do that without either paying for it (if so I wonder if they were just being cheap or decided it wouldn't be worth the effort after all) or if it was that they couldn't because if it is a copyright then Shannen would have had to give them her permission for them to use whatever it is/was they want/wanted to show/use.
Why wouldn't she say it would be fine for them to use whatever old footage they had/have of previous episodes though? They were able to show when she was a dog because that was the episode with the Banshee where Piper & Phoebe cast a spell to help track the Banshee & Prue was transformed into a dog to be able to do that. I've already said a lot though so I'll just end it with I still think Shannen's a decent person, if she has a side that people say makes it hard to work with her, I also know she tried to be good still. I miss her on the show but I guess I'd have to say I've enjoyed Alyssa a lot more since, she's developed new powers & she's come a long way as a person. Maybe Shannen would have too. I know I'd never want to have to make this kind of choice myself ever, I can never choose between 2 more or less equal things because I know I don't know enough about life, myself or anything else to make the right choice. I couldn't live with myself making the wrong choice, I've already done that too many times & it still bothers me a lot.
|with the addition of Rose, the dynamics and chemistry between the actors was less forced and more organic.|
|I think Prue was the right choice. For 3 seasons, she tried to control every aspect of her sisters lives, and Piper and Phoebe never really had a chance to shine because Prue was the "strongest". I think killing Prue refreshed the show, and with the addition of Rose, the dynamics and chemistry between the actors was less forced and more organic.|
ok first of all just b/c shannen tells producers what she like and dont like shes not a b**** maybe if she stayed we wanted have all those bad episodes from s5 and so on but anyway shannen and alyssa had great chemtry even when they were fighting u couldnt tell they hated eachother ...they didnt start fighting until exit stragey but in scences toghter they both still pulled it off so no one should have died shannen should have stayed and alyssa should have stayed and maybe got some help but even do that didnt happened seeing what they did to phoebe character i would say they made a bad choice and ratings prove that..........
alot of fans stop watching b/c of when shannen left.......... bad move.... and if shannen was on there and they started making her character boring and useless like what they did to phoebe (in s5,7 & shannen would have told them what there doing to her character sucks and they need to fix it and they would have fix the problem i think shannen is hard to work with b/c if she dont like something she'll tell you and i find nothing wrong with that shannen was right the show did start turning into a kids show but i think alyssa should have told brad not to make her character so boring,useless,and a slut
but shannen and alyssa plz make out fans have chossen sides i love you both but i love shannen more
EXACTLY!!! I'm one of the audience who left the show after Shannen quit and somehow, I am trully happy that the rating went downhill. Alyssa was d one who supposed to die. They needed Alyssa just because of her boobs not her acting skills.