Charmed

Season 8 Episode 6

Kill Billie: Vol. 1

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2005 on The WB
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Billie must deal with her painful childhood memories of her sister's kidnapping, before she can vanquish her latest demon target, The Dogan. Meanwhile, the press are bombarding the sisters, since the announcement of their teaming with Homeland Security, so Paige goes to the Elders for help.

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  • Kill Billie: Vol. 1

    10
    Kill Billie: Vol. 1 was a perfect episode of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character development for Billie, the sisters face the press, and Phoebe and Dex have an important conversation. The story was well written, exciting, and very engaging. There was action, drama, humor, love, hate, and many other emotions and plot points. It was interesting to learn more about Billie's past and how it affects her today. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • The idea of a 2nd volume is enough to put you off the rest of the season!

    2.0
    Silly title, rubbish sub-plots, awful demon and some very bad acting from Rose McGowan, 'Kill Billie: Vol.1' is the beginning of Charmed's horrid run of episodes from the final season of the show.



    Are there any good parts? Paige's ghost didn't look half bad. And I was pleasantly surprised when Billie was kidnapped half-way through a conversation with the girls. That's about it.



    The sets have never looked so bare. The acting should be glossed over with a coat of varnish it's that wooden. Story-lines are plucked from nowhere -- Phoebe's possible pregnancy, Leo and Piper's martial spat -- and tossed together as partial afterthoughts: Phoebe is up the duff, then she isn't, all in the name of a supposed subplot. Her 6 week cadaver also ups and leaves.



    Rose has seemingly forgotten how to act - I don't see Paige as Paige anymore. I just see her as Rose attempting to deliver a line convincingly, and failing almost every time. I cringe whenever I see Holly acting her socks off and having to put up with Rose's blahness.



    I think we have 4 consecutive episodes of undiluted torture before we're given the season's corker and then it's time to endure more painfully dull plotting.



    Sigh.moreless
  • I hope there’s a little more intrigue, spells and vanquishing, and less bickering in future episodes. Bring back the old Charmed!

    8.5
    Tonight’s episode was a little disappointing with all of the fighting between Piper and Leo. Leo used to be able to orb away when Piper got grouchy, now he’s stuck having to put up with it. I don’t know why she was so upset about the candy, it seemed petty. Maybe she had PMS?!



    It’s too bad Phoebe found out she’s not pregnant, too. I guess Dex will be written out of the show soon, like Phoebe’s other love interests.



    Billie came through and vanquished the demon, after several attempts. I’m surprised, though, that the sisters let her do it on her own. When Paige was new at being a witch, they didn’t seem to let her do anything on her own.



    I hope there’s a little more intrigue, spells and vanquishing, and less bickering in future episodes. Bring back the old Charmed!

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  • I Love this episode!

    10
    Charmed is really amazing me, I am really liking this season, i think its a BIG turn around from last season and i think their ratings are going up and thats a very good thing !! They deserve it!





    They have been on the show for 8 years, and i think they should keep it up !!!
  • Well, at the very least, this episode was an improvement from last week's crappy ep .... but that's not saying much.

    7.0
    Well, at the very least, this episode was an improvement from last week's crappy ep .... but that's not saying much.



    Loved the Halloween theme .... although it'd kinda dumb they didn't have one last year ... when Charmed was actually ON Halloween.



    Now, Phoebe being pregnant should've been a lot more shocking ... probably would've been if it hadn't been spoiled by the trailer. Course finding out later she really wasn't ... yeah. Dex is incredibly annoying. I always like Nick Lachey's character. Bring him back. Jason Lewis sucks.



    Anyway, Billie rules, as always. Nice flashback scene. She may be a little inexperienced when it comes to demon-fighting, but uh ... she still rules. In the end she was still the one to complete the vanquish (kickass looking demon though ... not).



    Paige, meanwhile, looking to the elders for help? Sad. Paige's scene as the ghostly woman haunting the journalist was pretty cool ... but shouldn't she be punished for that?



    Leo and Piper fighting ... that's new. -_- Anyway, the Halloweeny, trick-or-treating atmosphere made it sort of fun. Liked the costumes at the end.



    Hopefully the series will pick up soon ... if not, the ratings will be going back down the other way.

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Eric Steinberg

Eric Steinberg

The Dogan

Guest Star

Stefan Marks

Stefan Marks

Seth Parra

Guest Star

Nigel Gibbs

Nigel Gibbs

Jonas

Guest Star

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

Dex Lawson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • In episode Death Become Them Piper wanted to cancel Chris's first birthday much to Leo's dismay because Zankou wanted to kill the family. She said "he is only one, he won't be remember" and Leo replies "we will" Here, Leo uses the same expression although he says that "Wyatt is not three yet and he won't remember Halloween".

    • Dogan's extended fingertips seem to not be the same color as his real skin - they appear fake.

    • In previous episodes, vanquishing potions are shown only to explode when they hit the demon they were made for. If they miss their target, they simply spill onto the floor. In this episode, however, a potion is shown exploding when it hits a wall.

    • During this episode Billie never mentions that it's strange seeing the real Charmed Ones. Tecnically Billie knew the characters of the three cousins, she didn't see the real appearance of the Charmed Ones. So why did Billie ever say something about the new look of the sisters?

    • When Paige shows the reporters around the Manor, she takes them to the attic and mentions that their Grams' sewing machine is broken. This could be refering to the episode Look Who's Barking, when Piper blew it up by accident.

    • TRIVIA: This episode features a spell to erase painful memories - "After this cruel memory is seen and said, erase these thoughts from my heart and my head."

    • Paige says to the journalists that they are the third generation to own the Manor. The three generations she's referring to are themselves, Penny & Allen and as mentioned in the season 2 episode Pardon My Past, the Manor already belonged to Penny's parents (although their family name isn't Halliwell, but Baxter for the mother and Johnson for the father). While upon hearing this one may get confused and think the show was mistaken and it was four generations it was not! Patty died when the girls were very young and therefore never inherited the house causing ownership to go from Grams to the girls.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode Piper's costume is a mouse, Paige's is an angel, and baby Chris is a wizard.

    • TRIVIA: This is the 2nd marriage and divorce for Phoebe; the first being to Cole Turner who was a demon posing as a lawyer.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time Halloween is celebrated, the first time being in the season three episode: "All Halliwell's Eve".

    • When Leo and Piper are having their spat in the bedroom after Leo's fight at Wyatt's preschool, the bruise on his cheek seems to disappear.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The close-up of Billie's eyes, where they zoomed in and then showed the flashback scenes, was another allusion to the "Kill Bill" films.

    • Title: Kill Billie: Vol. 1

      This is a reference to the Quentin Tarantino-directed film, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, starring Uma Thurman. The movie, released in 2003, was followed up by the 2004 sequel or second half, Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The series then followed up this episode with Kill Billie: Vol. 2.

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