Season 6 Episode 22

It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World (1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 16, 2004 on The WB

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  • It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Episode


    It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 1-Gideon creates a portal that puts Chris and Leo in a mirrored world where evil prevails, and Phoebe and Paige travel to the parallel universe to rescue them. Meanwhile, Piper gives birth to baby Chris.

    After probably the worst season of the series (until abysmal last), Season 6 ends with another over the top, ridiculous two parter with a long and equally ridiculous title. Gideon finally makes his final move on Wyatt and does so by teaming up with his evil counterpart from an alternate world ruled by evil. Now, the idea of an evil world mirrored to the sisters' world is an interesting plot, even though alternate realities have been done to death on fantasy shows. But with these writers, they take all the possible complexity and imagination from the plot and turn the counterparts of the characters into a bunch of Gothic-looking rejects, especially the sisters. Evil Chris and Leo are pretty pathetic, all they do is beat up poor Darryl, which doesn't help with his current animosity towards the sister. We do get a nice moment between Shella and Phoebe at the beginning reminding the sisters that Darryl has become family to them over the years and it's true. Although, considering how selfish the sisters have become this season, that scene loses it's weight. Darryl is completely justified for his anger and the sisters have no one to blame but themselves.

    But this episode has a far share of cringe-worthy momentslikeBarbas, the Demon of Hope. Seriously, Billy Dragoplays good and badtheSAME way. Not to mention, the good twin vs. bad twin fight between the two Paiges and Phoebes. The SFX work to make it seem like two Phoebes were fighting each other was so dodgy, you could tell it was just Alyssa and her stunt double.But it is nice to know the writers remember Phoebe knows how to fight without her powers, considering they've been treating her like she's so helpless without her powers. The only really great parts are Gideon trying to stab Wyatt, which is just disturbing, especially Wyatt stabbing Gideon with his powers and the ending where the sisters and Leo return to their world looking like Mr. Roger's Neighborhood x10! But what should have been an eerie, disturbing moment, is ruined by Rose McGowan. Seriously, what kind of reaction is that! You sister just got shot and your acting like you dropped your favorite lipstick in an air vent! *headdesk* All and All, a pretty mediocre part 1.