Season 4 Episode 12

Lost and Bound

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 2002 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time a non-rhyming Power-of-Three spell was used - Paige wrote a haiku to vanquish Ludlow.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first time that the Halliwell sisters come across a fire starter. They will meet another one later in season 8.

    • When Piper, Leo, and Tyler are in front of the iron gate, a reflection of Tyler's head is visible between the bars.

    • TRIVIA: The portable game player Paige brings to Tyler is a Gameboy Advance.

    • Why would the sisters discard Gram's ring like that? It's part of their history; wouldn't they keep it as a reminder of Grams?

    • When Phoebe and Cole are in the bathtub, it's full of bubbles but when Phoebe flushes the ring, the bottom of the bathtub is clearly visible. When the camera focuses on their faces again, the bubbles are back.

    • TRIVIA: Since the spell is not removed from Grams' ring, in the season 8 episode "Gone With The Witches" a demon uses the ring on Piper in order to turn the magical community against her and her sisters.

    • When Paige says "Grams' ring please!" and orbs it to her, there's a shot of her hand empty, then a shot of her hand with the ring in it. As the ring appears in her hand, there's a huge change in what the hand looks like, and it doesn't look like her hand at all.

    • At the beginning of this episode Phoebe states that Grams was married with the ring 6 times but in the season 3 episode "Magic Hour" she says that Grams was only married 4 times.

    • Phoebe did not remove the hex off Gram's ring before she tossed it down the tub drain. What if some poor woman found it washed up out of the drain system and put it on, only to be cursed?

  • Quotes

    • (Piper blows open the gate to the Academy after they failed to get through with a Power of Three spell)
      Phoebe: What was that?
      Paige: I think you just saw a mother lift a car off her child.

    • (Tyler drinks the binding potion and burps)
      Piper: Say "Excuse me".
      Tyler: Excuse me.
      Piper (to Leo): Ludlow's right. No one teaches manners anymore.

    • Paige (walks in on Phoebe standing naked, standing up in the bathtub): Whoa... full frontal Phoebe!
      Cole: She flashed.
      Paige: Yeah... I-I got that.
      Cole: No, I mean she flashed black-and-white.

    • Piper, Phoebe & Paige (saying a spell): The brutal winter gives way to flowers of spring. Ludlow is vanquished.
      (The demon Ludlow explodes.)
      Phoebe: What the hell was that?
      Paige: It was a haiku. I couldn't do the rhyming thing.

    • Paige (to Cole): Come on, dude, let's get paid.

    • Paige: Ugh, the sun came up again.
      Phoebe: Oh, good morning, sunshine. Let me pour you a cup of coffee. (She picks up a cup and pours the coffee) Notice anything different about me?
      Piper: Engagement ring. Notice it or wear coffee.

    • Phoebe: She went from being Samantha to Mrs. Darren Stevens overnight.
      Cole: Well, that won't happen to you.
      Phoebe: Won't it?
      Cole: No. You'll become Mrs. Cole Turner. Phoebe, come on. Number one, it was a different time, different world obviously. Number two, we're hardly typical. I proposed to you under a hail of demon goo and you accepted while I was bleeding to death, remember? Look, why don't we do it again, start over.

    • Phoebe: What good is it being a witch if I can't just twitch my nose and make the laundry fold itself.
      Cole: Uh, which witch can do that?

    • (In the kitchen, Piper runs in and explodes the bounty hunter)
      Piper: Are you alright?
      Phoebe: Yeah, no messy clean up.
      Piper: Since when do you scream instead of fight?
      Phoebe: Actually, I did consider scratching him.

    • Phoebe:He's gonna have to get used to bringing home the bacon.
      Paige: Since when does Phoebe care about bacon?
      Leo: I'm sure she meant all breakfast meats.

    • Phoebe: It's just, becoming a wife. I mean, I like Samantha but I never actually wanted to become her. See, Samantha, she was married to a human, Darren. And Darren completely suppressed Samantha's magic, completely denied who she was. And it wasn't because he didn't love her, it was just that's the way it had to be.
      Cole: And this was one of your favourite shows?

    • Leo: Phoebe, are you feeling alright?
      Phoebe: Peachy keen.

    • Leo (about binding any future baby's powers): It's a lot for any child to deal with. Plus ours will be doublely magical, half-whitelighter, half-witch.
      Paige: Hey, that's like me! might have some trouble.

    • Cole: Miss Phoebe Halliwell, I come to you, as a man, nothing more nothing less, to ask will you be my wife.
      Phoebe: Hmm, yeah, I will. Again.

    • Phoebe (singing in the tune of "Jingle Bells") I'm making soup for Cole. He'll eat it in a bowl. I guess thats my new role, just making soup for Cole.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Ztraceno a spoutáno (Lost and Bound) France: Ma sorcière mal aimée (My hated witch) Italy: L'incendiario (The fire starter) Germany: Feuer (Fire)

    • For this episode, Alex Black (Tyler) won the 2003 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actor".

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: What good is it being a witch if I can't just twitch my nose and make the laundry fold itself?
      Cole: Uh, which witch can do that?

      This is a reference to the series Bewitched. The lead character Samantha, who was a witch herself didn't rely on potions or incantations, but twitched her nose to work her magic. Her daughter Tabitha also moved her nose (with her finger) to perform magic much more efficiently than Phoebe or her sisters.

    • Phoebe: Now that I'm going to be Sadie, sadie married lady...

      This is a reference to the song "Sadie, Sadie" from the 1968 movie "Funny Girl". Fanny sings the song right after she weds Nicky comparing herself to her friend Sadie.

    • Title: Lost and Bound

      A reference to the phrase "lost and found".

    • Phoebe: It was one of my favorite old TV shows. I mean, I liked Samantha, I just never wanted to be her.

      Phoebe compares her marriage to Cole to the TV series, Bewitched, about a witch, portrayed by Elizabeth Montgomery, who was married to a mortal man, played by Dick York (and then later Dick Sargeant), and how they had to hide her magical abilities from the rest of the mortal world.