Charmed

Season 5 Episode 23

Oh My Goddess (2)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 11, 2003 on The WB
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Oh My Goddess (2)
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Now all-powerful goddesses, the Charmed Ones must try to not be seduced by their new powers and stay focused on vanquishing the Titans before the Titans can destroy all the whitelighters and elders. Meanwhile, Leo must decide whether to become an elder or remain with his family.moreless

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  • Oh My Goddess (2)

    9.0
    Oh My Goddess (2) was a superb season finale of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching this ending to season five. The story lines wrapped up nicely as the Titans were defeated and the sisters gave back their Godly powers. It was interesting to learn more about Chris the Whitelighter from the future. It was great to see Leo take over as an Elder and be the defacto leader of the higher realms. There was drama, action, intrigue, humor and more. The ending was surprising and I certainly look forward to watching what happens in the next season!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Goddesses Gone Wild

    4.5
    Some choice scenes involving Piper and Leo and a pretty decent cliff-hanger elevate this final hour of Charmed's fifth season from piss poor to mildly watchable stuff. I really enjoyed the scene where Phoebe and Paige discuss what it is that Leo brings to the table, and joking that whenever he says he'll check with the elders, he's off having a pint with the lads. It's a very grounded and human conversation in an episode that tackles Gods and Titans (an ambitious plot with effects that look as though they were composited using Windows Moviemaker). While I found it odd that directly after breaking Piper's heart and informing the girls (and Darryl?) that he has moved on for good, Leo pops down to have a chat with Chris. Um, ok. Leo warns him that he'll be watching over Chris like a hawk and then orbs back up to Elder-land (apparently where all of the elders stack up in a very white shed); however, Chris has other plans and blasts Leo's orbs, looking very much like a vanquish! Not only that, but once he's done killing Leo with a power similar to Piper's, he slams the manor door shut with another power similar to Prue's! Kinda awesome, I must say. Overall, though, as you'd expect from the back end of season five, some horrendous special-effects, an underdeveloped story and lousy guest-stars (for the most part) all come part and parcel. I did, however, find some of the dialogue very amusing, mostly coming from Phoebe (who looked fiiiiine as the Goddess of Lurve).



    Season 5 Overview:

    It's still up in the air whether or not this is the worst season of the show (I'll have my answer when I get to season 8); however, season 5 wasn't all bad, and in fact produced a few classics along the way. But overall, it was one giant magical mess.



    1. A Witch's Tail (Part 1) - 2.5/102. A Witch's Tail (Part 2) - 4/103. Happily Ever After - 5.5/104. Siren Song - 7/105. Witches in Tights - 6/106. The Eyes Have It - 7.5/107. Sympathy for the Demon - 8/108. A Witch in Time - 9/109. Sam I Am - 7/1010. Y Tu Mummy Tambien - 7/1011. The Importance of Being Phoebe - 6.5/1012. Centennial Charmed - 8.5/1013. House Call - 3/1014. Sand Francisco Dreamin' - 4/1015. The Day The Magic Died - 7/1016. Baby's First Demon - 4/1017. Lucky Charmed 3.5/1018. Cat House - 7/1019. Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun - 1/1020. Sense and Sense Ability - 7/1021. Necromancing the Stone - 5/1022. Oh My Goddess (Part 1) - 2/1023. Oh My Goddess (Part 2) - 4.5/10moreless
  • By TheGods, This Sucks!

    4.5
    Oh My Goddess, Part 2-Now all-powerful goddesses, the Charmed Ones must try to not be seduced by their new powers and stay focused on vanquishing the Titans before the Titans can destroy all the whitelighters and elders. Meanwhile, Leo must decide whether to become an elder or remain with his family.

    Sigh. Part 2 of thismediocre seasonfinale shows the sisters becoming Goddesses and once again, the wrtiers play the sister's transformations for slapstick instead of actually showing the sisters as bada$$ gods like they should be. What makes this episode so painful for me, is watching the writers butcher Greek mythology when I love Greek mythology. Phoebe becomes a Goddess of Love and you gueesed it...acts like she wants it all the time, Paige is the Goddess of War andjust annoys on screen while Piper was actually cool as the Goddess of Earth. The Titans continue to be little more than just average villains for the girls. After killing the Elders they really don't do much else in this episode. They even get defeated by the sisters, or I should say Piper fairly quickly. While it's awesome to see Piper being bada$$, it's an anticlimatic defeat of the Titans, who were supposedly so powerful and hard to stop. Then Piper ends up being the dilemma for the last 15 minutes or so for the episode. The only reall significance out of the episode is Leo ascension into being an Elder and Piper's grief over Leo having to leave. Even in the mist of all the waste potential in the story, Holly still gives a strong performance and that last scene between her and Leo is always heartbreaking. These two at this point represent the heart and soul of the series, everything with Piper and Leo is always solid.

    I have to admit there were some moments of great lines like Paige referring to themselves as "the Supremes" and Phoebe asking an Elder what's he wearing under his robe then responding by saying "more robes". But meh, the rest of the episode is a waste and Chris so far is a mystery and I don't mean in a good way. The season ends with a cliffhanger as when Leo makes Chris into the sisters' new whitelighter, Chris seems to blow him up or something. It's a cliffhanger for the sake of cliffhanger, which just causes plot holes for next season. And what an even worse season that would turn out to be....Season 6....sigh....moreless
  • Oh my god awful...

    7.5
    Season 5 of Charmed included two of the series best episodes in A Witch in Time and Centennial Charmed. However, this season also had a poor premier and probably the worst season finale in both episodes of Oh My Goddess. Frankly, the first part is probably the better part. At least in that part I was fairly entertained by Paige, Piper and Leo. Even Chris's sudden appearance is somewhat refreshing and novel, though Drew's acting is a little rough at the start. The first part also had the attractive Titan Meta, until Cronus sorrowfully got rid of her. I believe the 2nd episode was completely written for shock value and to set up as big of a cliffhanger as possible. Little of what is said or occurs has any bearing on the rest of the series. First of all, the Elders don't have enough power to defend themselves against the TItans, and yet, they can give mortals the power to destroy them? That doesn't make any sense. Secondly, Leo had to become an Elder? Says who? There were plenty left. Lastly, the mighty Titans ended up being pathetic. They destroyed Elders left and right, but both their powers together couldn't touch Piper. And what was Phoebe needed for? She was useless. Lame.



    Chris's actions this whole finale make no sense. The Titans were around before he was born; so, how does he know so much about them? And hey, Marty McFly, hello? When going back in time before your birth, you might not want to break up your parents! Idiocy. All of his secrets and his plotting to remove Leo are for dramatic effect only. Otherwise, it all makes no sense. How about just coming back and saying "hey, I'm Chris, your son from the future. Wyatt is going to turn evil and I'm back to prevent that from happening." I think that would have worked just fine. And that would make sense, but no, we get the lies and secrets so that we can all think that maybe he's a bad guy and wonder what happened to Leo at the end, the big cliffhanger.



    I absolutely hated what the writers did to Piper and Leo when I watched this the first time. I have said before that the series could be renamed- The Many Sufferings of Piper Halliwell. It seems the writers can hardly go through 10 episodes without making her suffer in some fashion. Now, that I know how everything works out, I am mostly fine with it. I still think it is totally unnecessary. The kids provided plenty of opportunities for conflict without actually breaking Leo and Piper up. Still, if it was going to be done, it could have been done so much better. I hated the writing through most of it, even the famous last scene, though the acting is fabulous, especially by Holly. Leo explains that he has no choice, and yet, he hardly seems upset about it. And what? They are just going to give up on each other? Is it written somewhere that you can't be married to an Elder? They were already breaking the rules in the first place. I especially hate when Piper asks Leo if she will ever see him again, and he says he doesn't know. That was complete fluff for the sake of a shocking ending. Leo and Piper see each other again the next fricking episode.



    Well, all that being said, let me point out some things I liked. The scene where Leo motivates the sisters is so good it makes me think a different writer handled that scene. "Piper, you are everything that is good and beautiful in this world." Woah, great line. Paige, as usual. Just love Rose McGowan, all her little faces. She is so adorable. Whether being comedic or vengeful, she kicks ass. And finally, of course, Leo and Piper are great whenever they are together. I may not like some of the writing of their final epic scene together, but I did like most of Piper's lines. Very moving scene.



    It is all much easier to stomach now, knowing how things end up.moreless
  • Oh My God, Why?? Part Two

    0.3
    The second part of this episode is just another excuse to throw the actresses into ridiculous costumes and have Phoebe act like a complete slut. This has to be one of the worst season finales in history with some sucky big bads, a pointless story development and some mind-numbingly bad acting.



    Oh My Goddess Part Two sees the sisters acting like complete morons in some cheap outfits which apparently make them "goddesses". Piper's the Goddess of Pissed-Off Weather, Paige is the Goddess of Cheap Special Effects and Phoebe is the Goddess of Sluttiness. Together, they face off against some boring, barely-clothed Titans who have managed to kill all the Elders besides, predictably, Leo. Meanwhile, sucky actor Drew Fuller ruins the entire series by popping up and doing nothing interesting.



    The break-up of Piper and Leo is a completely pointless storyline, obviously put in to give the massively underused Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause something to do, as they've spent most of the season giving birth and messing around with diapers. Morons. The whole story is one of the most forgetful in Charmed history and the closing moment of Chris blasting Leo's orb somewhere is never really paid off, probably because the writers were just making up all this stuff as they go along.



    The Titans turn out to be, as predicted, boring as hell and Brian Thompson puts absolutely no energy into a performance he has basically done countless times before under different make-up in Buffy, X Files and, uh, Charmed.



    Alyssa Milano is absolutely awful throughout this episode, doing nothing but acting like a pretentious, holier-than-thou slut and getting a bunch of shirtless men to give her pedicures. The Piper/Leo scenes go on for way too long and even Holly looks bored. Drew Fuller sucks and his Pinnochio-like performance just stinks up the whole show.



    Aren't season finales supposed to be exciting and explosive? This feels like it was written in 10 minutes.



    Director: Joel J Feigenbaum

    Writers: Krista Vernoff, Curtis Kheel, Daniel Cerone

    Rating: Dmoreless
Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

Cronus

Guest Star

Will Kempe

Will Kempe

Demetrius

Guest Star

Niki Botelho

Niki Botelho

Elf Nanny

Guest Star

Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Chris 'Perry' Halliwell

Recurring Role

Sandra Prosper

Sandra Prosper

Sheila Morris

Recurring Role

Rebecca Balding

Rebecca Balding

Elise Rothman

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (15)

    • When the sisters first cross the Titans, Piper said "Somebody get the Elder out" to which Phoebe and Paige respond that they can't. But to teleport they don't need to actually move and besides Roland, the Elder had his powers, he could just orb them out of there.

    • In this episode Chris shows up for the first time, with short hair and a red shirt with a jacket, but in the episode Chris Crossed when he showed up first, shows him with long hair and a blue shirt.

    • When Paige supposedly quotes Archimedes, she calls him a great warrior, but Archimedes wasn't a warrior. He was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

    • At the end of this episode, Chris says that the timeline has changed and he doesn't even know what he'd go back to. But in Season 6, it's all about how they have to save Wyatt because of what's going to happen to him in the future. In the episode Chris-Crossed, it's clear that the future hasn't changed yet, especially since Chris gets taken back to the same future he left from.

    • In this episode, they talk about how Leo is an Elder and can't be with his family because of it. But during Seasons 6 and 7, he spends a lot of time on Earth, and in the Manor, and babysitting Wyatt, and in the underworld chasing Chris. If he can do all that, why couldn't he and Piper just stay together?

    • In this episode, Leo says that his hair must have turned white from staying up in the heavens too long. But he's been up there before and his hair had never changed, and there are other Elders that don't have white hair.

    • At the end of the episodes, Leo orbs onto the front sidewalk to talk to Chris. Why would he take such a chance in a public location?

    • The Titans' powers wouldn't let them into the heavens, so that's why they needed orbing powers but why was Piper allowed to come up to see Leo without being able to orb?

    • Paige is made the Goddess of War and is given a trident. Yet in Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the Sea, owned the trident, not the God of War.

    • TRIVIA: Until the appearance of Chris Perry in the fifth season finale episode "Oh My Goddess", the only male witches shown on the series have all been children.

    • TRIVIA: Continuing the tradition of the previous seasons, the episode ends with the closing of the door of the Halliwell manor, but this time it was the mysterious Chris who closed the door.

    • After the Elder is knocked out of the rainbow by Cronus, he stands up and his hood is behind him (on his back). The shot goes to Cronus, then goes back to the Elder, where his hood is suddenly up on his left shoulder.

    • When Darryl and his wife come to the house they walk in the door and can clearly walk straight to the dining room from the front door. Why is it when the sisters, Darryl & Sheila are all supposedly eating in the dining room, Chris walks in and uses his power to close the door. Wouldn't someone have noticed?

    • When Darryl and Sheila get to the manor, they take 2 steps in the door and then the camera angle switches to Phoebe and Paige, who take 2 or 3 steps toward them. The camera angle switches back to Darryl and Sheila and they've suddenly made it ALL the way through the manor.

    • In the premiere of Season 3, Piper and Leo come back from wherever the Elders live, and although only a day went by there, a month went by on Earth. How come when Leo, Chris, Piper, and the Titans are up there for so long, the same amount of time (or extremely close compared to Season 3) seems to go by on Earth?

  • QUOTES (20)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Paige: Go ahead, hit me with your best shot.

      This is the name of a popular Pat Benatar song. In the episode Lucky Charmed it is revealed that leprechaun luck was responsible for that song.

    • Paige: No, I do not miss being warrior princess.

      This is a reference to the show Xena: Warrior Princess, a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the show, the warrior woman Xena would travel the world with her friend Gabrielle, while righting wrongs to atone for her evil past.

    • Chris: What the hell is this, Goddesses Gone Wild?

      This is a reference to Girls Gone Wild, a franchise created by Joe Francis in which women agree to participate in lewd activities in front of a camera.

    • Piper: It's not nice to piss off Mother Nature.
      In the 1970s, there was a margarine called Chiffon Margarine. In the commercials, Mother Nature tells the narrator that what she's eating must be butter. He tells her, "Chiffon's so delicious, I guess it fooled even you, Mother Nature." Mother Nature gets really angry and makes some thunder and lightning and replies, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" Piper's quote is a spin on this commercial since she portrays Mother Nature in this episode.

    • Cronus: Who the hell are you?
      Paige: The Supremes

      The Supremes were a 1960s female singing group led by lead singer Diana Ross.

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