Charmed

Season 5 Episode 22

Oh My Goddess (1)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 11, 2003 on The WB
8.6
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When the mythic Gods, the Titans, are released and kill all the elders, Leo is forced to take over. Meanwhile, a mysterious Whitelighter from the future guides the Charmed Ones when Leo gives the girls the ultimate power to vanquish the Titans, recreating them as Greek Goddesses, despite the risk that they will be seduced by their vast new powers.moreless

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  • Oh My Goddess (1)

    9.0
    Oh My Goddess (1) was a superb episode of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching because it touched upon classical Greek Myths. There was a lot of character and plot development as the Titans were freed and killed most of the Elders. It was interesting to see Leo take control of the higher realm and for the sisters to become Goddesses. There was a lot of action, magic and intrigue. As unbelievable as some elements may be, there was a lot of entertaining quality to the episode. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • God awful.

    2.0
    I suppose it's only fitting that season 5 finish as poorly as it started. There's hardly anything to recommend in this exposition-heavey, event-less episode. Titans have been re-released from their ice tomb sets, looking like they just got back from a fancy-dress party. They're about as imposing as dead fish. Some guy called Chris shows up to not save Paige and says that he's from the future, the girls barely flinch at this and we've to put up with a lot of vague statements from the new guy. The idea of villains wanting to take out the elders (and succeeding, for the most part) isn't given enough weight to care about, not when you have fairies, leprechauns and everything that is sucky about season 5 causing a mess in the sitting room. The sister are gods now. Let us pray that the second half is better than this tripe.moreless
  • Leo must turn the sister into Greek goddess so they can save the world by vanquishing it’s greatest threat, the ancient mythical Titans.

    9.6
    The season five closer of Charmed is one of the best episodes of the series. Oh My Goddess gives us fans the things that we look for in the show. It reveals a little more about the Elders and the history of magic. The Elders are so guarded against inferring with mortals lives because they didn’t want to make the same mistake again. And like all good end of season cliffhangers they reveal the character of Chris without giving much about who he is. Which continues throughout the all most all of the sixth season before we find out the truth. Even though most fans wouldn’t agree with this, I liked Leo becoming an Elder and him and Piper having their temporary separation because it allowed them to grow so much as characters and people and in the long run it strengthened their marriage. It is my personal believe that it helped Piper prepare for the events of the seventh and eight seasons. Plus, they were Goddess, I mean come on how cool was that. I think the powers the got were a reflection of themselves. Paige always wanted to be able to kick but and she became the goddess of war, Athena. Phoebe may have not be as obviously powerful as the other two but it did play on Phoebe’s strongest power, her sexuality. And Piper has been the physical most powerful of the three since Prue died. All in all it kicked serious ass. And if you haven’t seen it, you should.moreless
  • Dismember The Titans

    5.0
    Oh My Goddess, Part 1-When the mythic Gods, the Titans, are released and kill all the elders, Leo is forced to take over. Meanwhile, a mysterious Whitelighter from the future guides the Charmed Ones when Leo gives the girls the ultimate power to vanquish the Titans, recreating them as Greek Goddesses, despite the risk that they will be seduced by their vast new powers.

    Well, I guess I should give the writers credit, the started out Season 5 with the utter ridiculousness that was "A Witch's Tail", so it's very appropriate that they ended it with equally (if nore more so) ridiculous "Oh My Goddess". So let's see, from mermaids to fairytales to mummies to lephrachans to nymphs to Greek Gods and Titans, talk about a mythological overload!! One of the reasons Season 5 was a complete miss is that it came off one of the best (if not the best) season(s) of Charmed: Season 4. With Constance Burge officially dropping herself from the show after Season 4, it seems Brad Kern couldn't resist turning the show from a serious, fairly dark supernatural series into some saturday morning cartoon with witches. Not to mention, they ruined Cole in his last 12 episodes with some the most inconsistent writing I've ever seen. One week, he's over Phoebe, one week, he's a good guy, one week, he's obsessed with Phoebe again, one week, he's suddenly calling himself evil after he's been fighting for Phoebe to see him as a good guy...what. the. hell! Then there Phoebe who also took a noise drive in terms of development. Either she's bashing the h*llout of Cole when some scenes don't even call for it or trying to desperately to go on the rebound after Cole with other guys. Paige quit her job but unlike Prue, it made her less interesting after the fact and Piper's pregnancy storyline was treated mostly as a gimmick until "The Day Magic Died" and a few moments of serious concern of the baby's powers and future.

    But anyway, you woulf think that the Titans would be these epic and awesome villains for the sisters, but once again the writers suck all the possible awesome out of the storyline. I mean these guys are the most powerful beings the sisters have ever faced, yet all they do for Part 1 isb!tch among themselves and moan about how the world has forgotten them. Oh, there are some weird weather accurancies going and they turn a couple of whitelighters into stone, including Pagie. It's obvious the writers have the budget to not only make this story work but make it into one of the most epic episodes of Charmed. But yet again, everything is treated pretty much as a gimmic and the only real drama or tension is Piper and Leo's marriage beginning to fall apart. It's seems the writers were actually planning ahead with the whole marital issues development and it's hard watching Piper growing more fearful of the fact that she will lose Leo. Otherwise, we just see the magical world getting all scared for nothing, leasing to all those fairies, lephracans, nymphs etc. to return (Kill me now!!) and have the first appearence of one of the most boring characters in Charmed history (Chris). Seriously, Drew Fuller couldn't be more flat or dull in his delivery if he tried. I do have to admit the death of the Elders was surprisingingly chilling but is really the only scene that shows have much of a threat the Titains are, other than that, they are your typical Charmed villains with goofy costumes. The episode ends with sisters becoming Gods and it's downhill from there....moreless
  • Titans are released and it is up to the Charmed Ones to stop them. Starring Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, and Holly Marie Combs as "Piper", Brian Krause

    8.5
    Titans, okay, i guess ill go with it. Well i kinda liked the storyline, how the Elders sort of created the gods in a way, it was interesting, and i liked that a power actually was strong enough to take out the Elders. I liked that Leo (Brian Krause) stepped up to help save the elders, and i also liked that Chris Halliwell (guest star Drew Fuller) was introduced to the show, and that Paige (Rose McGowan) was supposed to be killed. The performances by the cast in the episode was pretty good, and i really loved the performance by Drew Fuller. He did amazingly well. I liked the episode, but this was suitable for the season finale.moreless
Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

Cronus

Guest Star

John Cothran Jr.

John Cothran Jr.

Cecil

Guest Star

Will Kempe

Will Kempe

Demetrius

Guest Star

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton

Fairy

Recurring Role

Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Chris 'Perry' Halliwell

Recurring Role

Sandra Prosper

Sandra Prosper

Sheila Morris

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • How could Phoebe get the leprechaun and one of the 7 dwarves mixed up? The leprechaun has an accent (a strong one at that) and is dressed in green and is carrying a pot of gold. Surely she could have made the distinction.

    • Chris tells the girls that Paige died after the attack. However, later on, he makes a reference to going to Paige for money in the future.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first appearance by Drew Fuller (Chris).

    • TRIVIA: Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, saw the title of this episode and loved it, so he had the character Willow say the line "Oh my goddess" in the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • TRIVIA: Brian Thompson previously appeared in the season 2 episode "Apocalypse Not", as the character War.

    • TRIVIA: Chris is the first adult male witch seen on the series. Previously, all the male witches seen have been children.

    • Chris mentions that he doesn't want to say anything that could change/alter the future. Yet he tells the girls to write down a vanquishing spell because they will need it in the future.

    • Paige's hairdo is different when she is a statue.

    • When Paige orbs in to the club, her shirt is on both shoulders with the front part hanging down, but then the next shot, both sides are off, then again in the next shot, she has one side on her shoulder.

    • Piper says Leo orbed them but that isn't much of a fact considering that she may be wrong. After all she keeps hoping to get a sign from Leo. Seems odd that if Leo could orb them why doesn't he orb the Elders from the Titans and let the leprechaun do it?

    • In this episode, Phoebe asks Piper why they never bothered to get air conditioning for the manor. But in the season 3 episode "Sight Unseen," Cole had turned on the air conditioning in the manor to flush out the demon Troxa.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Chris (after Paige is turned to stone): Don't worry, she's all right. (Phoebe eyes him skeptically.) Well, I mean, she's not completely all right, obviously...

    • (Soon after Paige is turned back to human) Phoebe (to Piper): Look who's not stoned!

    • Phoebe: Ooh check out that Oracle's...ball.

    • Piper: What are you doing?
      Chris: What does it look like I'm doing? Trying to find a way to free stone cold Paige.

    • Piper: Tell me that's just a really good likeness of Paige.
      Phoebe: Oh, it's Paige.
      Chris: Titan turned her to stone.
      Piper: Who-who are you?
      Phoebe: That's Chris. He's from the future.
      Chris: Yeah, but just like twenty years or so.
      Piper: Uh-huh. (to Phoebe)Friend or foe?
      Phoebe: Not so sure yet.
      Chris: What do you mean? I saved Paige, didn't I?
      Phoebe: Oh, you call that saving, do you?

    • Phoebe: Uh-oh. Yeah, that's a lot of phone calls to Hong Kong.
      Piper: Yes, it is.
      Phoebe: Okay, before you start yelling, let me just explain to you, I'm trying to figure out where Jason and I stand, and to do that, it requires a lot of phone calls. You're going to throw that glass at me, aren't you?
      Piper: No, honey, I get it. You know, it is a very big phone bill, but if you have to choose between true love and air conditioning, I'd say it's a no-brainer.
      Phoebe: Who are you, and what have you done with my sister?
      Piper: What? I can't be in a good mood?
      Phoebe: No. Mary Poppins wouldn't be in a good mood in this kind of heat.
      Piper: Well, Wyatt is finally sleeping through the night, and my hormones are back in whack, and, you know, Leo and I are finally…
      Phoebe: Back in the saddle?
      Piper: So to speak.
      Phoebe: Yea, you! God I miss sex.

    • Phoebe: I'm all over him...it, I'm all over it!

    • Dwarf: He's the leprechan. I'm one of the seven dwarves. Try and get it right.

    • Phoebe: Elise, you brazen hussie!

    • Paige: Thank God.
      Piper: You're welcome.

    • Phoebe: You're not breathing.
      Piper: Nope.
      Phoebe: Breathe.

    • Piper: I swear to God that if he doesn't come back with Leo I am going to blow his ass back to the future. Orbs and all!

    • Leo (to Piper): I love you...even though I have to go.

    • Phoebe: Did I mention this sucks?
      Paige: Yes.

    • Phoebe: My boyfriend moved to Hong Kong - I'm thoroughly depressed. But I
      still managed to sign up six people, and you have...
      Paige: I have none people.

    • Paige: Did you get anything?
      Phoebe: Yeah, frost bite.

    • Leo (after seeing Darryl do a magic trick): You call that magic?

    • Elf Nanny: Do you always leave the little one unattended?
      Piper & Phoebe(simultaneous): No!

    • Piper: Oh...my God, tell me that's just a really good likeness of Paige.

    • Paige: Okay, you're way too perky and you're frightening me.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Tittle: Oh My Goddess

      This is a reference to the commonly used expressions "oh my goodness" or "oh my God".

    • Chris: Or you be like, stone cold Paige over there!

      This is a reference to Stone Cold Steve Austin, a wrestler with the WWE.

    • Chris: Mythology left that part out. Not the only inaccuracy by the way.

      That might explain why the Titans here don't quite fit into what's generally known about greek mythology: It's correct that Cronus was the leader of the Titans, but there are no Titans known by the names Demetrius and Meta . And the power to turn people into stone with her stare, which Meta posesses here, is generally believed to be the power of a Gorgon, Medusa.

    • Piper: I'm going to go see what Future Boy is up to.
      Piper: I'll blow his ass Back to the Future, orbs and all.

      'Future Boy' is what Doc in 1955 called Marty McFly when he revealed that he had come from 1985 in a DeLorean time machine that Doc's future self had invented. This was in the first film of the wildly successful "Back to the Future" trilogy (from 1985, 1989 and 1990).

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