Once again, I copy from Ilatrion:
-- For one, as pointed out by others, Piper "I want to live a normal life" Haliwell is clearly on the wrong side of the bind the child's powers argument, and Leo "defender of all things magical" as well. However, this argument is a key part of the episode. So it is to be tolerated. The second point of idiocy is the notion that the Source would need this kid. For what? The Source can start fires with a wave of his hand. Ray Wise, decent actor that he is, makes a more frightening investment banker than a demon. We do, however, get to see perhaps the first sign of maternal instincts from Piper, as she takes the boy under her protection and is even more feisty than normal in getting him back after he is taken. Of course, she learns her lesson by the end and understands the gift Grams gave her and her sisters by binding their powers through childhood. As usual, it would have been easier to just listen to Leo.
The entire Phoebe subplot was well-acted by Alyssa and Julian, but it was beyond stupid that no one noticed she was starting to act completely out of sorts. -- (especially considering she is COMPLETELY out of character and even when she flashes black and white they don't even care!)
I mean I get having them as body guards, but once we realise the source just wants his powers and not him, then it's stupid. And upper level demons start having fireballs which makes his power pretty useless.
My higher rating comes purely from the acting of Phoebe and Julian and Piper. While I didn't like the inconsistency with Piper being against magic then all of a sudden for, she still acted it well, and the maternal instinct showed nicely.
On a physical note. Loved Phoebe in this one. her hair has definitely gotten better than the last 2 seasons I think. I like it up until season 6 I think it is when she gets her pixie cut thing, I'm not a fan of that on most women, but I thought short, dark hair suits her but not THAT short.
I like the little lines they put in their episodes sometimes. In the Banshee one Prue says "you're barking up the wrong tree" it happened, a few times since then but I can't remember them now (was going to point them out too) but here Phoebe says "I wish I could just twitch my nose and get it done" and look who she turns into.
And I thought Phoebe acted the scared wife at the start. It's fair enough jitters to have, I know I'm kind of scared of what may be expected of me if I was to marry a man. Even if while we're dating it's perfect, when you're a 'wife' hollywood makes you believe you're supposed to be the maid really.
Seriously "when I recommended you for the job I thought you were a FORMER demon" .. what the hell is with Paige. He acted pretty human actually. You have a scum human that you guys gave him 2 hours to learn about and he was already angry and in a stressful position. I thought he acted quite normally. But eff me, Paige was annoying. She assumes EVERYTHING he does that is not "Mr perfect happy go nice guy" is evil and demonic. And hell even when he becomes Mr perfect happy go nice guy, she assumes it's even more demonic. They wrote the 'anti-cole' line SO ridiculously and the whole "I told you so" she has later on is freaking annoying.