Charmed

Season 8 Episode 21

Kill Billie: Vol. 2

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 14, 2006 on The WB
9.2
out of 10
User Rating
668 votes
92

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Forced to hide from Billie and Christy, the Charmed Ones find themselves stuck in the Underworld. Meanwhile, Leo appears to Piper and offers demonic approval; Coop searches for Phoebe; Billie & Christy resort to summoning the Hollow to stop the Charmed Ones and the Charmed Ones do the same.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Wednesday
7:00am
TNT
10:00am
TNT
Thursday
7:00am
TNT
8:00am
TNT
10:00am
TNT
11:00am
TNT
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kill Billie: Vol. 2

    10
    Kill Billie: Vol. 2 was a perfect episode and setup for the series finale of Charmed. I really enjoyed watching because the story was awesome, well written, and full of magic, action and intrigue. It was fun watching the events unfold leading to a final showdown between Billie, Christy and the Charmed Ones. It was interesting that the Hollow was used again. The ending was pretty sad and I couldn't believe the aftermath. It was cool seeing the Angel of Destiny return what was lost. I certainly look forward to watching how the series wraps up in the finale!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • And we have LIFTOFF... as Charmed's penultimate episode climbs to an explosive climax.

    10
    Wow. This is only the second 10 I've ever scored an episode of Charmed. The first being for "Its a Bad, Bad, Bad World" and the next likely being for "Forever Charmed." It is rare indeed when something called "the Ultimate Battle" actually lives up to that billing. This episode is tense from the beginning with the sisters on the run in the Underworld.



    The somewhat uncomfortable scene at The Bay Mirror could have be cut to leave time for a longer scene at the end, but it is possible that they wanted to give Alise one last scene in the series. The dark demon with the accent is an excellent actor and very effective in all of his scenes. His speech about the old guard of the Underworld being wiped out and the new guard not being ready to attack the sisters again until the next generation is a brilliant move by Brad Kern. In one short speech the perfect ending for Charmed, and the life the sisters wanted, is in sight and made possible, and it didn't take something irrational or spectacular to get there. All it took apparently was killing enough demons. Haha... Great touch with Leo appearing to Piper to help guide her. The subtle manner in which it was done was perfect.



    The scene in the beginning when Coop appears in the attic with Christie and Billy there is excellent. Billie nows believes killing the Charmed Ones is for the greater good. I don't see how, but at least she's there so we can get to the battle now. I love it when Victor goes off on Coop and tells him to buzz off. Good stuff. Very understandable.



    All the scenes involving the summoning of the Hollow are fantastic, some of my favorite scenes in the series, starting when Dumain appears with Wyatt and is talking to Billie. I love it when the camera flashes to the doorway where we see Christie come slinking in through the shadows. Christie is so sexy and evil with her perpetual pout, dark eyes, and obnoxiously shiny lip gloss. Using Wyatt to help kill his mother is a move that even Billie has a hard time accepting, but Christie is actually right on this time. They've gone too far to turn back now. "If we don't do what we have to do, they're gonna kill us." True dat. All the women once possessed by the Hollow are fantastically evil. I absolutely love the scene with Billie and Christie where they take Wyatt's powers. Billie looks even more evil than Christie, and I think this is the only time in the season when Billie actually looks hot. I love the lustful looks she throws Dumain before Christie tries to zap him. Great stuff!!



    Then, of course, we flash back to the sisters. Not sure what the Triad was thinking considering they last like 2 seconds against the power of the Hollow. I guess they couldn't "handle them" afterall.



    Finally, of course, we have the shocking and explosive final scene. Great faceoff with a few words for each actress, and then the power exchange with wind whipping up their hair, ending with the explosion that destroys the manor.



    Holly is as usual amazing in the emotional scene at the end. What a shocking and painful twist that must have been to those viewers of the original airing of this episode, with Paige and even Phoebe apparently dead. It was not as impactful on me since I already knew the plot of Forever Charmed before watching this episode. I knew Piper would go back in time to save her sisters for the finale. It is still a powerful and sad scene though. Like everyone else, I loved when Piper started beating up Billie.



    And Holly might have actually been outdone by Brian Krause in his return. Incredible acting, maybe his best of the entire series. He takes in the apocalyptic scene around him and the devastation and shock are immediately written on his face. Obviously it would have made more sense if they took a moment to look for Paige or explain why they didn't, but I can let it pass. It isn't like Paige wasn't mentioned since Piper thought Billie was her.



    Amazing episode that would have served as a great finale on its own. Fortunately, an even BETTER finale is yet in store.moreless
  • The big battle we all knew was coming.

    9.3
    Of course this episode was intense, and of course it's all what we've been waiting for, and of course it was a great episode. The intensity of the whole thing grew pretty well throughout the whole episode, with some excellent scenes, but I still can't get over the way Billie was convinced by Christy to hate the Charmed Ones.



    Phoebe's talk with Coop was completely AWESOME. She laid it out like it is - she has no time for him, she cares about her sisters the most. Thank you Phoebe! That's the way it should be! The scenes with Victor were pretty cool too. It was nice how protective he was of his grandchildren. The summoning of the Hollow was a really good idea. It's nice to know that ultimate power wasn't truly passed on to Billie and that her and Christy actually needed help (Wyatt) to summon the Hollow, while the Charmed Ones were able to do it themselves. The deal with the demons proved pretty helpful - the demons wanted the Triad gone for good, and they needed help to do that. By gettting the Charmed Ones to use the Hollow, the demons got their wish, while the Charmed ones got power to stop Billie and Christy. It really seems like the Charmed Ones got a good deal there.



    Now the ending, that was probably the best part. The manor blowing up - wow. The manor has been such as huge part of the show, and the long-time home of the Charmed line, and just seeing it get destroyed, watching the pieces fall to the ground, was amazing. Then Piper finds dead Phoebe, and her reaction is so touching. Of course she forgets about Paige, which is sort of weird...but it also might be a sign that Phoebe means more to Piper and that they're really close, as they're true sisters. Oooh and when she found Billie, that was harsh. Ugh, why did Leo have to stop her from killing her?! Seriously Brad Kern, how can you not know we would have all loved to see that *cough* get blown up by Piper.



    Now, what really really makes me mad is - why the heck did Phoebe not have a premonition??????? I mean come on, way to make continuity 0. Phoebe has pretty much not even been a witch all freaking season. She's had nothing but premonitions about her baby issues all season, and to end the show with her not having one is beyond stupid. She'd seriously better have one somehow next week...



    Then once again, we got to see Billie acting like the retard she truly is. I can't see how she thinks it's okay to risk the life of a THREE year old boy, not to mention that he's the son of one of the three women who mentored her, just so she can supposedly stop the Charmed Ones from getting all power-hungry. She doesn't think she's even a bit evil for doing that? She has way too much trust in her sister, too easily forgetting all the Charmed ones have done for her. Also she blew off Coop's mentioning of the spell Phoebe was under just because Christy said he was lying. It sort of takes away from the believeability of the big battle when it seems like it never really should have ever happened.



    Overall though, a very good episode, with lots of drama and no stupid non-funny joke attempts which is what the show seemed to be putting emphasis on more and more the last few years. Sisterly bonding prevailed, and the big battle ended in the loss of life. Now we just have next week to see how it all turns out...moreless
  • OMG! This episode was a series classic! From start to end I absolutely loved it! I laughed, I cried, I gasped. Totally the best ending and cliffhanger ever! I thought All Hell Breaks Loose would never be rivalled in that department but I was wrong.moreless

    9.9
    Starting in the underworld after last weeks corker of an ending I thought the episode picked up pace pretty quickly, none of it seemed slow to me - we were already pretty much in the midst of the action. And how long were the girls down there for before they went on the offensive? In the scene where Nomed spoke to Elise they said Phoebe hadn't been reachable for weeks and hadn't sent in her colum in days so the sisters must've been playing "Survivor: Underworld" for some time.



    Something else they said was also odd, it seems more like the Triad are the real evil incarnate that are unvanquishable and the Source wasn't. It's a bit weird but I like it. Since we saw the Source in S3 he seemed more like a demon and less like an eternal evil. My take on it all is that the Triad is the real manifestation of evil but because they take time to resurrect they can't run the Underworld so the Source was created to lead instead. So "The Source" is more of a spooky title than anything, afterall when they vanquished the Source, all evil was clearly not vanquished and other demons were able to take his crown and name. That's just what I think.



    Victor was great in this episode! I am beyond thrilled that he has a relationship with his grandchildren, makes up for his utter lack of parenting with the girls. His frequent babysitting this year ("They're with dad" is the new "They're at Magic School") reassures that he will stay close like Chris was saying in "Hyde School Reunion", I hope he keeps that good relationship with them. I also loved his words to Coop about not wanting Phoebe to have to go through what Piper went through / is still going through with Leo. He's never been awfully pro-magic and I like that he's sticking to his guns on it and being all fatherly. And after copping it from Victor he copped it from Phoebe! Alyssa was fabulous in that scene and I was so glad to hear her say that her priority is her sisters, even if she is a little man crazy they come first.



    Billie and Christy, pawns though they are, were great again. I won't go into it but I totally ditto Snoopy Dance on how genius having the Charmed Ones fighting human sisters witches was. Nifty. I thought that their was some nice symmetry with The Charmed ones teaming up with a young generation of demons to win and the Triad teaming up with a young generation of witches to win. The whole succession vibe made the Charmed ones seem old hat and the Jenkins' pretty novel - in a "don't mess with us" kinda way. I loved their first confrontation, with the sisters blown out the window and the Jenkins' up the stairs. That was cool! And perecptive little Paige saw through their mind projection pan (which was actually pretty smart).



    Unleashing the Hollow was a nice bit of continuity. Some of the details were different but for the most part it was okay. The directing of the Hollow being summoned was cool, I hoped we'd get a Po3 spell too so I was quite happy! I guess that Hollow page was added by an ancestor after the events of "Charmed and Dangerous". But Billie and Christy! How low are they! Using Wyatt's power to kill his own mother and "hoping that someday he'll understand"!? WTF was that! Grrrrrr. I was happy when Chris orbed his butt back, pleased that he has powers and even more pleased that they are developing like a normal witch - none of this twice blessed "with every new day comes a new power" stuff.



    When they absorbed the Hollow things truly got interesting, the Triad was vanquished in spirit form which makes me wonder whether that equalls a permanent vanquish and the final battle got happening! Wowza! Totally awesome, as good as their Zankou battle and maybe even as good as the one with the Source. I loved their little standoffish banter beforehand and then all hell broke loose! The furniture was trashed, seeing the grandfather clock blow up for the last time was tragic. Seriously, that's when the tears started! And then went the girls flying backward all Charlies Angels-esque, then went Piper's bedroom, then the attic, then the whole manor! I totally lost it! I thought the sfx were all exceptionally good, the only one I thought was dodgy was the streetshot when flaming debri was falling but my mind was in such shock and awe that I truly did not care. Plus the budget of Charmed isn't huge, less so this season, so I was bloody impressed all in all. When it faded from black to the night sky and down to the ruins of the Manor I was still devastated, even moreso when I saw the spirit board and photo of my three favourite, leading ladies. I knew if anyone was gonna get up it'd be Piper and it was, tough as nails. When she found Phoebe I was bawling, especially when she said "c'mon kiddo, wake up". Holly's acting during this scene in particular was so great, when she cries I cry. When Leo then appeared I was so grateful, Billie wasn't dead but the ultimate power was broken more or less so they earnt his return. Then when he hugged Piper who was holding Phoebe it was a brilliant moment, the three season one originals together - dead, battered or recently frozen they were still together!



    Some people think it was wrong that Piper wasn't concerned for Paige but considering what she was confronted with I dare say Piper was just in shock and wasn't eager to go find Paige in a similar state to Phoebe. When she heard noises from the wreckage and it was Billie I saw red! What a troll! I frickin loved that Piper belted her one and tried to blow her up (I blame her aim on the overwhelming emotions). But Leo as per usual made her do the right thing and stopped her from being a killer. The manor exploded, her sisters dead, her rival still alive, Leo back and sirens coming was seriously the best ending possible, especially coupled with "There's nothing left for us here, we gotta go". Anywho "TO BE CONTINUED...", I can and can't wait till next week and the end of my favourite show.



    And so it looks like the Triad got what they wanted, both pairs of sisters are severed, they would've been able to return to power except, you know, VANQUISHED! Until next week where it looks like anything is game with all the time travel. Great trailer from the wb, I really hope we can pull 5 million. Everyboy get you friends to watch.



    All in all, this episode was the closest to a perfect episode in a good long while. I worship Jon Pare for his fabulous work on this episode and Brad Kern for proving he can still write a ripper of a Charmed episode. I hope he proves it all over again next week. Best episode of the season and one of the best this whole series. 9.9 outta 10. I can't give it a perfect 10 because of tiny things like Paige not contacting or at least giving mention to Henry (at least not on screen) and other stuff like that.moreless
  • one of the most explosive, exciting episodes of charmed. SPOILERS!

    9.0
    although the pace is slow inbetween once it gets to the big conclusion you will believe it was worth the wait. the special effects are amazing and look extremley realistic. not as good as season three's finale but then again no episode of charmed is. it is still extremley enjoyable. some of the best bits may be - when the halliwells face b and c and they all throw potions towards eachother and collide causing a huge fire ball explosion throwing them all through windows and banisters. and when they have the final confrontation with energy beams and fire beams causing the biggest explosion on the show blowing the MANOR up!!! utterly fantastic, extremley enjoyable.moreless
Anthony Cistaro

Anthony Cistaro

Dumain

Guest Star

Rik Young

Rik Young

Nomed

Guest Star

Donn Swaby

Donn Swaby

Zohar

Guest Star

Marnette Patterson

Marnette Patterson

Christy Jenkins

Recurring Role

Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Coop

Recurring Role

Leland Crooke

Leland Crooke

Candor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (23)

    • After the Manor blows up Piper finds Phoebe dead and holds her until Leo comes back. She hears someone, thinks it's Paige but finds out it's Billie. After the whole fight she doesn't even look for Paige to see if she's alive. If Piper and Billie are alive then why didn't she even look for Paige?

    • TRIVIA: During Season 8, 89 demons, 2 darklighters, 1 wizard and 1 evil witch are vanquished, making a total of 93 evil beings. For the second season in a row, only a minority (38) are vanquished by the Charmed Ones. As to the rest, Billie and Christy kill 27, while 25 are killed by other demons, 2 die of a virus and 1 is vanquished by students from Magic School.

    • TRIVIA: This is the last of 17 episodes to feature the name of a main character in the title. There are four with Phoebe, three with Leo, two with Piper, two with Billie and one each with Prue, Paige, Cole, Chris, Wyatt and Christy. There are also four episodes featuring the name Halliwell.

    • Despite having been frozen for the last six months, Leo has somehow found time to get his hair cut.

    • At the end of the previous episode, Gone with the Witches, Paige orbed all three of the sisters into the Underworld, stating that she was aiming for Magic School but they must've shielded it from them. Yet in this episode, The Charmed Ones easily orb into Magic School to vanquish the triad. Also, why aim for Magic School and not Phoebe's apartment?

    • Billie says Phoebe mentioned the Charmed Ones were under a spell during the events of the previous episode. The problem is, it's not Phoebe who said it in the last episode, it was Piper.

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the first time that Wyatt has spoken in several complete sentences. Previously, his character has only spoken on occasion in a few words and once in a short sentence.

    • The Triad chamber was shown to be in Magic School in the previous episode. However, from this episode, for an unknown reason, what is seen beyond the door went from a hallway in Magic School to a completely blank white background.

    • When the sisters orb to the Manor after destroying the Triad, Piper begins to orb before Paige even touches her.

    • TRIVIA: The bedroom shot that is used when the manor is being blown up is a shot from season 7 episode Death Becomes Them from the scene where Phoebe runs out of her bedroom and Piper looks if there is someone there.

    • When we see the manor blowing up you can see that the attic windows that were broken by Christy and Billie are suddenly new! They should be broken still.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time episode 21 of a season has ended with "To Be Continued...". The first was in Season 7's "Death Becomes Them". Both times, Brad Kern had written the last episode of the season to be the series finale. Last season, without any knowledge if the show would be back, Brad had written an episode that could act as both the season and series finale.

    • TRIVIA: The sound after the manor blows up, car alarm and dogs barking, was the same sound use in the Angel episode To Shanshu in L.A. when Angel's house is blown up.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it is revealed how the Triad survived both their destruction at Cole's hands and the Charmed Ones - they always eventually return first in spirit form then later physical form. The only way to truly kill them is to destroy their spirit form.

    • TRIVIA: This is the tenth time Phoebe has died. She was killed twice in the season 1 episode Deja Vu All Over Again, her future self was burned at the stake in the season 2 episode Morality Bites, her elder self died in the season 4 episode The three faces of Phoebe, she was killed along with Paige in the season 5 episode A Witch in Time and the season 6 episodeSword and the City, she was killed along with Paige and Piper in the season 6 episodeI Dream of Phoebe, she was killed alone in the season 6 episodeSomeone To Witch Over Me, and in the season 7 episode Freaky Phoebe.

    • TRIVIA: This was the seventh time Paige has died. The first time was in the season 5 episode Happily Ever After as Snow White when she bit the apple, then she was killed by a fireball in season 5 in A Witch in Time, and was killed three times in the season 6 episodes, Sword and the City, Soul Survivor and I Dream of Phoebe, and in the season 7 episode Styx Feet Under.

    • When the sisters orb to Phoebe's loft and are stunned by the demons, Piper has her left hand down by her side, but when the demons start talking and the camera switches views, her hands are on her chest instead. Also Paige is on her side and both of her hands are on the floor when she is stunned but when Phoebe wakes her up, her hands are on her stomach and she is on her back.

    • TRIVIA: At the end of this episode, the Manor is "blown up", but this wasn't done until the very last scene was shot for the series finale episode "Forever Charmed".

    • The red chair in Phoebe's loft was the same chair that belongs to Paige, that Piper blew up in the season 4 episode Brain Drain, because she said she thought it was the chameleon demon, but actually Piper blew up that chair because she hated it.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, while Victor is playing the board game Candyland with Wyatt, a card gets orbed and Wyatt blames Chris, but laughs when saying it. Then later when Wyatt is missing, Victor asks baby Chris to find his brother and moments later Wyatt orbs in. This may be foreshadowing and demonstrate that baby Chris does finally have powers - as he hasn't shown any yet. In the next episode it is revealed that Chris does have powers, because Wyatt had lost his and it was Chris that orbed him back to Victor's apartment.

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the reappearance of series regular Brian Krause (Leo Wyatt) since the earlier season 8 episode "Vaya Con Leos". Leo reappears first in spiritual form that only Piper sees, but at the end of the episode, Leo is returned by the Angel of Destiny. Also actor Brian Krause is now back in the opening theme credits.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time the Hollow has been used since the season 4 episode "Charmed & Dangerous". This time the Halliwell sisters and the Jenkins sisters summon it and it enters all of them.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time Wyatt has used his shield this season. It's also the first time ever that he is shown using it to protect his little brother, after Victor tells him to.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Christy: Where did everyone go?
      Billie: Oh, I sent them home. I-I thought they'll be safer away from us.
      Christy: But we might need their help. The sisters…
      Billie: …are gonna come after us. I know. But it's not the magical community's fight, it's ours. "It's our Destiny!"
      Christy: Here we go again.
      Billie: No, don't worry. I know it's the right thing, and it's all for the greater good, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

    • (In Victor's apartement, talking about Phoebe)
      Coop: Nobody will ever love your daughter more than me, ever. I promise you that.
      Victor: What do you know about love?
      Coop: I'm a Cupid!
      Victor: Well that doesn't mean squat unless you've had your heart broken. Have you had your heart broken?
      Coop: No.
      Victor: Then you don't know about love, believe me.

    • Piper: I knew we shouldn't have trusted you.
      Christy: You should have trusted your instincts.
      Piper: Next time.
      Billie: There won't be a next time.

    • (Billie's bandaging Christy's wound)
      Billie: Too bad we're trying to kill Paige, otherwise she could've healed you.

    • Billie: We've been waiting for you.
      Paige: Well the wait is over.

    • Angel of Destiny: The battle is over... but not as I expected.

    • Phoebe: Okay, we can't keep playing Survivor: Underworld much longer.

    • (Wyatt and Victor are playing the board game Candyland)
      Victor: Unless you draw a double red, you don't stand a chance, my man. Go ahead. Pick that card. (Wyatt draws a blue card and Victor laughs. Suddenly, it orbs and changes to a double red) Hey! That's cheating!
      Wyatt (giggling): It wasn't me. It was Chris.
      Victor: No way! He doesn't have any powers yet.
      Wyatt: Yes he does.
      (Baby Chris laughs, in his playpen)

    • (After Coop has materialize into Victor's apartment)
      Victor: All right. Who the hell are you and what do you want?
      Coop: You've got the wrong idea. I'm a friend. I'm a Cupid.
      Victor: Yeah, right. Get out of here or I'll sic my grandson on you!

    • Piper: We can't fend off demons forever. We need a plan.
      Paige: Maybe just give up? Heh...

    • (Coop materializes into Victor's apartment, searching for Phoebe)
      Victor: Wyatt, shield, orb!
      (Wyatt orbs over to baby Chris' playpen and puts up his shield to protect the two of them from Coop)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The Halliwell sisters fly through the stain glass windows on the side of the Manor. When the potions explode during the first battle with Christy and Billie, the Halliwell sisters go flying through the stain glass windows referencing the same result in the battles with Shax in the season three finale, All Hell Breaks Loose.

    • Piper: Okay, we can't keep playing Survivor: Underworld much longer.

      This is a reference to the TV reality series Survivor that takes place in different countries every season.

    • Title: Kill Billie, Vol. 2

      This is a reference to the 2004 film "Kill Bill, Vol. 2", starring Uma Thurman and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It's also a reference to an episode from earlier this season called "Kill Billie Vol. 1".

More
Less