Season 1 Episode 13

From Fear To Eternity

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 1999 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, it is revealed that Prue has a fear of water- specifically of drowning. In real life, Alyssa Milano (Phoebe) has a fear of water.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode and in "Ms. Hellfire" Barbas uses smoke as a form of transportation. In his later appearances when he is teleporting he is surrounded by fire.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time one of the sisters (Prue) is visited by Patty, not only when she helps to save Prue from drowning but when she from the great beyond adds passages to the book of Shadows. However in this episode she is not played by Finola Hughes, and her face is not clearly shown.

    • When Prue gets out of the shower after Barbas attacks her, her hair is still black. When she takes the towel off of her hair downstairs, her hair has a streak of white in it. The white would have occurred during the fear attack, not afterwards.

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -The Answer by Brooke Ramel
      -Enchanted by Chasing Furies
      -No Mercy by Khaleel.

    • Andy told Prue that the lady from the bookstore was half covered in debris and her face was contorted. When they showed her lying there, her face was normal and there wasn't anything covering her body.

    • TRIVIA: The address on the mailing list was different than the address on the flyers when the Halliwell sisters lost their cat. It is however the same address used in the rest of the series.

    • When Phoebe was signing the mailing list, the pen wasn't writing right away. The first couple letters of her name were not there, but when Barbas looked at the mailing list her whole name was written.

    • When Prue takes the towel off her head her hair is messy, but when she looks in the mirror to see the white streak in her hair, it is perfectly combed.

    • After Prue opens the shower door, and the water is rushing out of the shower onto the floor. You can see the water pump pumping the water into the shower and onto the floor.

    • When Prue is floating in the pool, her white bra strap is visible; when she gets out of the pool, her bra strap is still visible and it's black.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Patty comes to Prue while she's drowning to try to save her. This happens again in the season 5 episode "A Witch's Tail" while Piper is drowning. However this time, Patty is not played by actress Finola Hughes.

    • After Prue is in the pool (at the house that is for sale) how is it that her hair and clothes are not only dry, but styled to perfection by the time she gets back to the Manor?

    • TRIVIA: This episode takes place on Friday the 13th, an unlucky day. This is also the 13th episode of the first season. 13 is thought of an unlucky number.

    • Right before Prue enters the shower, the make-up covering her tattoo on her ankle is very obvious (it's a different color tone than her natural skin tone).

    • TRIVIA: This is the first appearance of Barbas, the Demon of Fear.

    • TRIVIA: Prue's greatest fear is revealed to be drowning, the same way her mother died; and that Phoebe is afraid of losing one of her sisters.

    • When Prue gets frightened by the demon, part of her hair turns white, however, when she is lured to the pool to die and scare Pheobe to death, all her hair is black.

    • Piper's outfit changed four times in one day.

    • When Phoebe is at the job interview, and she found out that she got the job, the boss tells her that she is going to be in Calastoga for the rest of the afternoon, Phoebe asks her if she's taking a romantic mid-week break, when it is clearly supposed to be Friday the 13th. How would it be mid-week, when it is Friday?

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: Hey, what are you doing?
      Piper: Kicking myself. I just lost probably the greatest catch in San Francisco.
      Prue: What happened?
      Piper: He doesn't like women who rely on superstitions to make decisions. And I'm not so sure he's wrong.
      Phoebe: So, Prue vanquished the demon of fear.
      Prue: Well, at least put him back in the bottle for another thirteen hundred years.
      Piper: Wait, whoa, what? What happened?
      Phoebe: Well, he pushed her into a pool and then...
      Prue: And mum helped me out.
      Piper: Mum?
      Prue: Okay, I know it sounds crazy but I saw her. It was just like my dream. She was this incredible vision, so peaceful and she took my hand and brought me to the surface.
      Piper: That doesn't sound crazy. I wish I could've seen her.
      Phoebe: Me too.
      Piper: I'm just glad you're all right.
      (They hug.)
      Prue: I love you.
      (Piper breaks the hug.)
      Piper: What did you just say?
      Prue: I love you.
      (Piper and Phoebe smile.)
      Piper: I think that's the first time you've said that to me.
      Prue: Yeah, I know, I wish I had of said it a long time ago. Ever since mum died I've been afraid to say it. I didn't want to lose anybody else.
      Piper: Well, we're not going anywhere.
      Prue: Okay. I'm exhausted. I'll se you two in the morning.
      (Prue leaves the room.)
      Piper: Uh, what happened to her in that pool?
      Phoebe: I don't know. But whatever it was, it must have been incredible.

    • Prue: Phoebe?
      (She opens the gate.)
      Phoebe: I'm in the backyard. You won't believe the view from here.
      (Prue walks in the yard.)
      Prue: Pheebs, where are you? (She walks near the swimming pool.) Phoebe?
      (Prue turns around and sees Phoebe tied up and Barbas standing there.)
      Barbas: (imitating Phoebe's voice) Isn't that a great view? (Barbas pushes Prue in the pool.) That's right. (Prue sinks to the bottom. She tries to swim back up to the top but can't.) Feed me your fear.
      (A bright light appears in the pool.)
      A voice: Prue, Prue. You must face your fears, Prue. You must trust in the greatest of all powers. Love.
      Prue: Mum?
      A voice: Save yourself. Save your sister. (Prue's mum holds out her hand.) Don't be afraid.
      (Prue reaches out and holds her mum's hand. Her mum pulls her up to the top.)
      Prue: (to Barbas) It's over.
      (She uses her power and Barbas flies across the yard. She gets out of the pool.)
      Barbas: Your fear.
      Prue: I'm not afraid anymore.
      Barbas: Nooo!
      (Barbas burns and explodes. The rope disappears off Phoebe. Prue and Phoebe hug.)
      Phoebe: Oh my God, I was so scared.
      Prue: I know. I'm just glad you're safe.
      Phoebe: I don't know what would happen if I ever lost you. I love you.
      Prue: I love you.

    • Tanjella: Sorry, we're closed. (Barbas knocks on the door again.) I said, we're closed.
      (Barbas walks through the door like a ghost.)
      Barbas: Not to me, witch.
      Tanjella: Oh my God. (Tanjella picks up an amulet.)
      Barbas: Amulets don't work with this demon. (He passes his hand in front of her face.) Your greatest fear is being buried alive in an earthquake. (The room starts shaking and things fall off the shelves. Tanjella screams. Shelves fall down around her.) Yes. You can't run, you're frozen in fear.
      (Tanjella stops screaming and she falls on the floor. She is dead and her hair has turned white. Barbas walks over to the mailing list. He passes his hand above it and half of the names disappear.)

    • Tanjella: Excuse me, but I'm getting ready to close now.
      Prue: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought that you were open until 1:00.
      Tanjella: Normally I am, but not on the eve of Friday the 13th. In fact, I kinda wanna be closed by midnight.
      Prue: All right, well, we won't be much longer will we, Pheebs?
      Phoebe: Okay, okay. So, input?
      (She holds up a necklace.)
      Prue: Nice. Let's go.
      Phoebe: It's nice? That's it? Maybe I should look for another one.
      Prue: Phoebe, the woman wants to close.
      Phoebe: I know, I know, but choosing the right good luck charm is a very big decision.
      Prue: If they all bring good luck, what's the worse that can happen if you choose the wrong one?
      Pheobe: All right, you know, this is why I like shopping with Piper.
      (They walk up to the counter and hands the necklace to Tanjella.)
      Tanjella: Okay, you want me to put this on Piper's order?
      Phoebe: Uh, no, I'll pay separately.
      Tanjella: Cash or charge?
      Phoebe: (to Prue) Uh, will you put it on a credit card for me? I will pay you back. And tomorrow I have a job interview and...
      Prue: And the good luck charm is going to help you get the job. How much?
      Tanjella: $25.50 plus tax.
      Prue: Okay.
      Tanjella: Oh, but you get 10% off if you sign the mailing list.
      Phoebe: See? Good luck already.
      (Phoebe writes down their names.)
      Tanjella: If you're interested, we're having a Wicca gathering for the spring equinox.
      Prue: What makes you think that we would be interested?
      Tanjella: Most witches are.
      Prue: We never said that we were witches.
      Phoebe: (to Prue under her breath) Do you think she knows?
      Prue: (under her breath) How could she?
      (The clock strikes twelve.)
      Tanjella: Could you please hurry?
      Phoebe: Is there a problem?
      Tanjella: I told you I just, I want to be closed by midnight.
      Prue: Wow, you really take this Friday the 13th stuff seriously.
      Tanjella: Yeah, you should too. Especially this one.
      Phoebe: And why is that?
      Tanjella: Because once every thirteen hundred years, there's a universal convergence of negative energy on Friday the 13th and this is the year.
      Prue: Of course it is.
      Tanjella: Did you hear that? The clock struck thirteen. It's starting already.
      Phoebe: Good night, Tanjella.
      (They grab the necklace and leave.)

    • Piper: You can never be too rich or too safe.

    • Barbas (talking to Phoebe): You mortals need to look deeper... Down where the real truth lies. Your greatest fear is losing a sister, and I get two for one...

    • Prue: Does a positive superstition cancel out a negative one?

    • Phoebe: I love you.
      Prue: Yeah, me too.
      Piper: I wonder if she knows she does that.

    • Andy: What would you do if you were in my shoes?
      Prue: First of all, no one should ever be in those shoes

    • Piper: Unmarried. Like being single didn't have enough problems.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Strach (Fear) France: Tant qu'il y aura de l'amour (While there will be love) Italy: Venerdì 13 (Friday 13th) Germany: Liebe ist die stärkste Macht (Love is the strongest power)

    • This episode scored 5.7 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Prue: Nope, that's all she wrote.

      This is a somewhat commonly used phrase of debatable origin. The standard theory is that it comes from when soldiers at war would receive "Dear John" letters from their girlfriends implicitly but not expressively ending their relationships. They would read the letters aloud and when questioned by their buddies as to the remaining contents, they would respond "That's all she wrote." It's usage today typically expresses disappointment in the lack of more information, or to express that "that's all there is."

    • When Barbas drowns Prue in the pool, he says "Nice coat."
      This is very similar to the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer season 1 episode "Prophecy Girl", in which the Master drowns Buffy in a pool of sewer water and says "By the way. I love the dress." Also, in the season 5 episode "Fool for Love", Spike, after killing his second slayer says, "love the coat."

    • Title: "From Fear To Eternity"
      This is a reference to the 1953 film From Here to Eternity, that was adapted from the novel.