In the beginning of the episode, Piper pulls the blanket off and reveals the baby demon. While she is the only one to wear clothes with sleeves, the shot where her hand removes the blanket shows an arm with neither sleeves, nor Holly Marie Combs' easily recognizable tattoos.
Where does Darryl's superstrength come from? Paige's invincibility spell explains why he is immune to bullets but it doesn't explain how he can suddenly rip doors off cars.
TRIVIA: When Leo says "I am a father first", Chris is shown smiling. This is a foreshadowing reference to the future of season six when Chris is revealed to be Piper and Leo's son.
TRIVIA: This is the first time that the top of the Golden Gate Bridge appears in the show.
TRIVIA: In this episode, Jason speaks italian.
TRIVIA: Paige uses the phrase "raison d'être," which means "reason for being." This becomes a theme for Paige, and she uses the phrase again later in the season.
At the solarium scene Wyatt is shown orbing next to the little child/demon, and the child changes his position. At the beginning of the scene his head is on the right side next to Piper and seconds later when Wyatt orbs in, his head is on the left side.
After Phoebe bumps into the waiter at the beginning, the camera cuts to Jason. And without enough time to leave, much less clean up and leave, him, his tray, and everything that was on it is gone.
When Darryl is shot we are given a show of the hostage place with Darryl standing in front. We can see the bullets and there are SWAT members standing at a much clearer view, who had their snipers pointing towards the gun man/Darryl, so isn't it possible for them to have also seen him being shot AND the flat slugs dropping to the floor?
Piper tells the beast that she made the vanquishing potion, when it was actually Paige and Phoebe who made it after Piper was kidnapped by the beast.
TRIVIA: This is Dorian Gregory's 50th episode on the show.
TRIVIA: Wyatt uses his protective forcefield again.
In the last episode, Leo told Piper that the elders took Chris off their "account", but now he's back without an explaination. Did they reconsider? Is he rebelling? Is he neglecting other charges?
For some reason there's the number 42995 on the front of the bank. If it's a zip code it means they're in Kentucky - it doesn't seem like it's a street address since that'd put them 420 blocks from downtown San Francisco which doesn't appear to be the case.
If someone is thrown that hard through a car, then hits the closed door on the other side, and sends it flying off it's hinges, that person is not going to be in any condition to make conversation, assuming they're even still alive.
The glass door to the building where the hostages were was obviously closed, but the kid shoots at Darryl, who is outside, and nothing happens to the glass.
Couldn't Leo just orb up to the elders to convene? Also, since his investigation of Chris is over, why is he still hanging around - shouldn't he be up with the other elders now?
Not only could Paige have called for the potion, she could have also called for the baby.
After the Manticore demon came, when Phoebe and Paige bottled the potion, Paige was thrown across the room. She then tells Phoebe to get the bottle - couldn't she have just called for it?
Why did Phoebe and Paige need the Manticore demon's help if they knew where Piper was? Paige orbs to the house with Phoebe before the other Manticore demons got there. Couldn't they just have gone there by themselves?
Wouldn't the officers around find it a little odd that Darryl wasn't injured by the bullets?
(Darryl, under a spell, takes a teenage boy into custody.)
Teenager: How'd you do it, man? How did those bullets bounce right off your chest like that?
Darryl: Because I'm a bad ass, that's what. (Opening the door to the police car, Darryl pulls it off its hinges.)
Teenager: What the hell was that?
Darryl: Shut up. (Darryl shoves the kid into the back seat, propelling him across the seat and out the other door.)
Teenager: What the hell are you, man?
Chris: There's a demon in the playpen!
Phoebe (gazing at the baby demon): Look at how cute he is, so adorable. Oh, except when he does that weird little thing with his tongue.
Phoebe: You tell a guy that you love them and they bolt, you know, it's just what they do!
(After Phoebe interrupts a meeting)
Jason (to the Italian guests): Vogliate scusarmi. Torno subito.
Phoebe: I didn't know you spoke Italian.
Phoebe: How come I didn't know you speak Italian?
Paige walks in with a guilty face.
Piper: What...what did you do?
Paige: I kinda forgot to reverse the spell I put on Darryl.
Piper (about the demon baby): Chris, I'm a mother. I can't go around vanquishing babies, no matter how
evil they are.
Chris: It's not how evil he is, it's how evil he's going to be. You've got to stop looking at him like he's a little baby and start looking at him like he's an unstoppable killing machine, because that's what he is.
Piper (making fun of Phoebe): Love you too.
Chris (about Paige): What you're just gonna let her go?
Piper: You are welcome to try and stop her.
(Paige goes to answer the phone.)
Phoebe: Hey, if it's Jason, tell him I'm in the shower.
Piper: Are you avoiding him?
Phoebe: Uh, kind of. I sort of told him that I loved him last night.
Piper: Oh, and this is bad?
Phoebe: No, except I said 'I love you too' as if he said 'I love you' first, which he didn't.
Piper: So you told him he loved you before he told you he loved you?
Phoebe: Mmm hmm.
Piper: Yeah, that's not good.
Paige: I think he likes you.
Chris: I don't care. Vanquish it.
Chris: I mean it. Now.
Paige: No, we are not vanquishing a baby. What's wrong with you?
Chris: I'm just concerned that this could be the future evil that gets to Wyatt.
Paige: Don't be ridiculous.
Chris: What? I'm being ridiculous? There is a demon in the playpen.
Piper(covers her eyes trying to get Wyatt to play peek-a-boo): Where's Wyatt? There he is. Where's Wyatt? There he is.
Wyatt pays no attention, and remains looking at the other half demon child.
Piper: It's no use. (to the other child) Bad demon, very bad demon.
Phoebe: You stay away from my nephew, and don't you shimmer after him either or I'll bind your powers!
Human/manticore baby cries, then makes loud screeching noises.
Piper: Phoebe! Hurry! Put him down!
Phoebe: Ok, why?
The beast appears.
Piper: That's why.
The beast hits Phoebe into Piper throwing both of them into a table.
Chris: Just out of curiosity, what's the elders' policy on vanquishing demon babies?
Chris: Because there's one playing with Wyatt in his playpen as we speak.
(At the top of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Chris: What are you doing up here?
Leo: Communing with the others.
Chris: Can anyone see us?
Leo: Not me, but you look like a lunatic standing up here talking to yourself.
Piper (to Derek/The Beast): Aren't you glad you didn't kill me now?
Leo: Not funny. I don't think that's funny.
Phoebe: Oh What--are you two on like the same team now?
Phoebe: This is all Jason's fault.
Leo: How is that?
Phoebe: Uh--you're a guy. You wouldn't get it.
Phoebe: While we're on that subject. How do you feel about me?
Jason: I love you too.
Featured Music: The Beauty by Shanti (played during the opening credits).
International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Malí čertíci (Little Devils) France: Instinct paternel (Paternal Instinct) Italy: Piccolo mostro (Little Monster) Germany: Kleine Monster (Little Monsters)
This episode is known as "Bad Boy Baby" in Australia.
The WB used the promo title "Hot Mamas" for this episode.
The scene where Piper is healing to the Beast is a clear allusion to The Beauty and the Beast. In that story there is a scene where Belle (the beauty) is healing the Beast just like this episode.
Title: Little Monsters
This is a reference to the old TV series Little Rascals, which was also made into a film. Plus there's a film called "Little Monsters" starring Howie Mandel and Fred Savage, about monsters under the bed.
Re: Manticore demons
The manticores in this episode are partially based on legendary creatures of the same name. However, their appearance and mating habits are dramatically different according to most legends.
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