Season 4 Episode 15


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 2002 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • The first church used in Phoebe and Cole's white wedding in this church is the exact same church used on Buffy The Vampire Slayer on the episode "Who Are You?" when Buffy switches her body back with Faith.

    • When Cole/Source posed as the Seer, he showed powers of fire throwing, and morphing. It was shown that the Seer did throw fire but there's no evidence she actually could morph.

    • During the ceremony at the end of the episode when Cole places the wedding ring on Phoebe's finger she is wearing the engagement ring. This is technically incorrect - during a wedding ceremony, the bride wears the engagement ring on her right hand so that wedding ring can go on first. The engagement ring then sits outside the wedding ring to protect it.

    • When Cole morphs into Piper and goes into her room, why wouldn't Leo be in the room with Piper? He sleeps with her, and Cole left the bachelor's party. There would have been no reason to be with the Elders. So where was he?

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time one of the sisters is married to evil in a dark wedding. In the season three episode Bride and Gloom, Prue marries Zile in a dark wedding conducted by a Dark Priestess.

    • Victor, the girls' dad, walked Phoebe down the isle the first time. When they decided to get married at the chapel in the cemetery, Victor wasn't there. Wouldn't Phoebe have wanted her father there to see her get married?

    • TRIVIA: Phoebe is the second sister to call off her wedding and then still get married later the same day.

    • When Phoebe is invisible in her bedroom she starts clapping and jumping, yet visible in the mirror behind her is her image that is not moving at all.

    • Since Phoebe was married in a dark way wouldn't it affect Piper and Paige too?Like in season 3 episode "Bride and Gloom", when Prue was married in a dark way it turned Piper and Phoebe evil too.

    • Wouldn't the Charmed Ones remember how the Seer "orbed" the last time they saw her? Because before she turned white and her silhouette faded out, and this time she left in flames (which is the Source's "orb" by the way). Wouldn't they know that that wasn't the Seer?

    • Paige, on her new tarot deck, tries to see Phoebe and Cole's future. She panics when she deals the death and despair cards but if she knew anything about tarot she would know that no tarot card should be taken literally. The death card would be natural to draw in reference to a wedding as it represents new beginnings.

    • TRIVIA: Unbeknownst to Phoebe, she and Cole get married in a dark wedding ceremony.

    • In a previous episode a minister said evil couldn't enter a church but in this episode both Cole, the Lazarus demon and the Seer enter a church. Also in the previous episode there were gargoyles who were supposed to fend off evil, but they were not in this episode either. As well as the warlock Brendan that Prue helps in Season 1-"When Bad Warlocks Go Good". Until he was excepted into the priesthood his core was evil and his brothers who tried to stop him by coming in the church to get him were evil too.

    • When Paige fell asleep because of the Source she was still repairing Phoebe's dress, but when she woke up it was ready. Did the fairies fix it magically?

    • After Paige and Piper have run out of the church, Leo runs outside after them and is heard out there with them - however, when Phoebe runs back into the room, Leo just walks in.

  • Quotes

    • (Paige casts a spell attempting to cover-up one that went wrong.)
      Paige: Let the object of objection become but a dream as I cause the seen to be unseen.
      Phoebe: Magic! She just did magic on me!
      Piper: And it's working.
      Phoebe: It is?
      (Phoebe suddenly becomes invisible)
      Phoebe: My zits are gone?.
      Piper (trying to hide her dismay): Yeah. I can, I can honestly say that your face is completely clear.

    • Leo: Phoebe needs to talk to you in the dressing room.
      Cole: It's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
      Leo: (referring to Phoebe's invisibility) I don't think that's going to be a problem.

    • Phoebe (to Piper, about Paige): She's rambling. Should I yell at her again?

    • (While Phoebe is invisible, Victor comes up to the attic.)
      Victor: Hey, what's going on up here? You guys aren't even dressed yet. Where's Phoebe?
      Piper: She is still putting on her face.
      Victor: What? I can't keep stalling this photographer forever. He's done portraits in every room of the house.
      Phoebe: Send him out to the church.
      Victor: Phoebe?
      Piper: That was me. I'm working on my impressions.

    • Paige: This is so great - Tarot cards. My deck is totally trashed…this is perfect.
      Phoebe: Yeah, that's just in case you need psychic services while me and my new husband are busy gettin' busy.

    • Seer: How will you get her to marry you in a dark way?
      Cole: What do I need for that?
      Seer: A dark priest to perform the ceremony, at night, in a cemetery. And of
      course the groom will have to drink her blood. What are the chances of that?
      Cole: Good. Very good.

    • Paige (trying to turn Phoebe visible again): Okay, this one's got to work. It's the spell that reversed my enhanced breasts. (She hands Piper a sheet of paper) Here.
      Piper (reading): Guiding spirits hear our plea, annul this magic, let it be.
      Phoebe: Can you see me?
      Piper: Not even your breasts.

    • Phoebe: Do I look like Millie Platt to you?

    • Lazarus Demon (to Cole): Liar! You ordered me to attack them in the church! Is this how you reward your loyal servants?
      Phoebe: Okay Cole, what is going on? Because I've got to tell you right now I am freaking out!
      Cole (thinks a moment, then says to himself) Ah, what's the point, you already figured it out.
      (He throws a fireball at the Lazarus Demon, destroying it)

    • Paige: Listen, we're not fighting each other here, we're fighting evil. We kick evil's ass every day.
      Piper: Sometimes twice a day.

    • Paige: This is Phoebe and Cole's tarot reading. They were lovers in the past, despair fills their present, but this is their future.
      She pulls out the Death card.
      Piper: Oh, please, this looks nothing like Death. Prue met him, I know.

    • Leo: What is a wedding without a bachelor party? I've got poker chips, corn chips...I have chips!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Svatební kolotoč (Wedding Merry-Go-Round) France: Un couple d'Enfer (Devilish couple) Israel: S'kharkharat khatuna (Merry-Go-Round of wedding) Italy: Le nozze di Phoebe (Phoebe's wedding) Germany: Die Braut trägt schwarz (The bride wears black)

    • This episode scored 4.5 million viewers.

    • The WB used the promo title "Phoebe's Wedding" for this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Title: Marry-Go-Round

      A reference to the children's carnival ride, merry -go-round.

    • Re: Lazarus Demon

      The name Lazarus is from the Bible, the story is about a dead man, who with the help of Jesus came back to life (aka resurrect).