Agent Kyle Brody
TRIVIA: Brody's parents are killed by three demons. The demon in the center is a celerity demon named Aku. Aku was the master from the episode Someone to Witch Over Me who was killed by his apprentice, Sarpedon, after he stole Paige's guardian.
Little Kyle has blue eyes but the adult one has brown.
After Zankou's failed attack on Piper and Phoebe Leo orbs back in and walks Piper to the stairs, in front of a mirror. Just as he's saying, "I did. We need to talk", one of the production crew's reflection is visible.
When Zankou and The Elders are talking at the Golden Gate Bridge, at one point Zankou moves and part of his head is cut for a brief moment. This indicates that the shots with The Elders and the shots of Zankou were filmed separately and were later merged together to be one scene.
Denise says that she wants to get back at her ex husband who ran off with "his secretary". In fact, the actress who plays Denise played the secretary on Desperate Housewives, who her boss "Karl" falls in love with leaving his wife "Susan" heart-broken and their marriage destroyed.
When Paige is arguing with Kyle in his apartment, in the first shot, she clearly looks at the camera.
If Leo says that he's not an Elder anymore, then why can he still orb like Elders, instead of the shimmering in the Avatar style?
How exactly did Zankou arrange a meeting with the Elders? In what way was he able to contact them? And what made them respond to a call from a demon?
Kyle didn't see an Avatar before, so how is it that he was sure the people he saw killed his parents are demons, and not possibly Avatars?
In the episodes "Astral Monkey" and "Primrose Empath" it was shown that any being that possesses a power they did not develop on their own slowly goes insane. This did not happen with the two mortals who inherited Piper and Phoebe's powers.
TRIVIA: In this episode it's stated that Kyle was born in 1976.
TRIVIA: Foreshadowing - when Piper and Phoebe are searching for a spell to switch powers they lift up a couple pages and on one there is the picture of one of the demons that killed Kyle's parents.
When Paige and Kyle go through the portal, Kyle remains his age, plus a five year old Kyle. However, when Paige went back into the past, she became her seventeen-year-old self, so Brody should have become his five year old self, as well.
TRIVIA: Piper & Phoebe use the same spell to switch powers that Piper used in the season 1 episode "Love Hurts" to switch hers & Leo's powers.
How did two commonplace people master the powers so quickly and easily? It took the girls years. Phoebe still can't call premonitions on command all the time (and it took her several years to do it at all) only when she's meant to. Was Ronnie really meant to see the winning Craps roll?
Why were their powers in the air for so long? They shouldn't have floated for such a long time before they changed bodies.
The spell they use to switch powers has a line missing from it. They left out "let our powers cross the line" in the spell.
In the previous episode "Witchness Protection", Phoebe showed the Elder in Magic School that the Avatars were good by showing him the vision, so wouldn't they be happy about Leo being an Avatar?
How dumb are those demons? Can't they wait till everyone is sleeping before breaking in? Or at least wait till no one is holding the case?
How did Piper and Phoebe get to Lake Tahoe so fast without anybody to orb them? Paige was in the past, and Leo had just orbed to see the Elders.
When exactly did Paige learn Leo was an Avater? It must've occurred off-screen between episodes but it seems kind of foolish considering she was bound to tell Kyle.
Why didn't having the witches' powers drive the mortals mad like it did to Piper's doctor in season two? Leo told the sisters that it took generations for them to be able to handle their powers. Why didn't their powers destroy the mortals?
During the scene when Phoebe tells Ronnie that she is a witch, she speaks so loud that it's a wonder that nobody on the entire block overheard her.
Why exactly would Ronnie stop using magic for personal gain just because of Phoebe's vision? He doesn't know her, so why should he care about her daughter? The thing about demons not existing, he'd never seen a demon at that point, so why would he care if they existed or not?
In the beginning of the episode, Piper and Leo are using the same toaster that Piper blew up in the episode "Once In A Blue Moon".
When Phoebe and Ronnie enter, Denise freezes both of them. Either it shouldn't work on Phoebe, because she's a good witch or Ronnie, because he's got Phoebe's powers. Regardless, they shouldn't both be frozen.
Leo: So, what's the problem?
Piper: Burning toast.
Piper: The toast, it's burning. (Leo goes over to the smoking toaster) Now, see, there's a question. Your Avatar friends are promising this big, bright future. Um, will there be burning toast?
Leo: Piper, be serious.
Zankou: Where is the third one?
Phoebe: Errmm,... You know what? We're not really sure, so why don't you just come back later, okay?
Paige: What? What's going on?
Piper: Oh you know, nothing... your boyfriend tried to kill my husband...
Zankou: His name is Leo. Ring any Elder bells?
Piper blows up a lamp.
Phoebe: Hey! Do you mind?
Piper: Sorry, just checking.
Phoebe: Oh, it's okay. I never liked that lamp really anyway.
Paige (about Kyle): He's pretty devastated, you know? But I think eventually he'll be okay. I mean, you have to be. It's Utopia, right?
Avatar Alpha: Someone must have told Agent Brody that Leo is one of us now.
Leo (to Piper): Paige.
Piper: Alright. What do you want from me? I'll kill her later.
Phoebe: Zankou. How do they come up with these names?
Piper: After all these years, you're gonna ask now?
Ronnie: What do you say we go an get rich?
Denise: Okay, but only if we can blow up my ex-husband afterwards.
Ronnie: What if, say, you wanted to use your powers for something besides fighting demons? Like, uh, winning the lottery?
Phoebe: No, my premonitions are much bigger than that.
Ronnie: What's bigger than winning the lottery?
Zankou: Would you like me to elaborate?
Laygan: Yes, please.
Zankou turns around swiftly and smacks Laygan across the side of his head. Laygan flies backward and smashes into a group of demons.
Phoebe: The sooner we help Kyle find out the truth, the sooner we can all move on.
Piper: Move on to what?
Phoebe: I know the power-switching spell is in here somewhere. We've used it before.
Piper: Yeah, and if I remember correctly, didn't it bite us in the ass? (Phoebe slams her fists down on the Book and glares at Piper) I'm just sayin'.
Piper: So, I'm having second thoughts. Sue me.
Zankou has just attacked Piper and Phoebe.
Zankou: So where's the third one?
Phoebe: Uh, you know what? We're not really sure, so why don't you just come back later, ok?
Piper (helping Denise unfreeze Phoebe and Roger): Okay so, small gesture here. Small, nothing too hard. Don't want to blow up the sister, okay?
Phoebe: I'm going to find my powers.
Ronnie: Who the hell are you?
Phoebe: Short version, I'm a witch, and you have my power of premonition, and if you don't come with me, you're probably gonna get killed by a demon. (she nods and shrugs at him.) Got it?
Piper: Well, the powers went out the window, didn't they?
Leo: So you expect to find them laying around on the front lawn?
Leo: What happened? Why didn't you fire back?
Piper (to Phoebe): Go ahead. Tell him.
Phoebe (guiltily): We sorta lost our powers.
Ronnie (with his new powers): Oh, I think this is gonna be a lot of fun.
Paige: What's going on?
Piper: Oh, you know, nothing. Your boyfriend tried to kill my husband.
Denise: You guys fight demons here all the time, don't you?
Piper: Pretty much. Why?
Denise: See, I always thought that you just threw a bunch of wild parties. You know, things breaking, people screaming. I had no idea.
Piper: Yeah. Well, at least now you know why we never invited you.
Piper (about Denise): Oh, sure. Now she's fearless.
Elder: Evolution takes centuries, millennia even. It cannot happen overnight. It must be earned.
Leo: I think we've earned it.
Leo (to a group of Elders): Face it. The fate of the world is no longer in your hands.
Piper: Your Avatar friends are promising this big, bright future. Um, will there be burning toast?
Leo: What more do you need to know?
Piper: Well, if you'd let me finish a damn sentence, I'd tell ya.
Paige: He's devasted, but he'll be okay. He has to be... it's Utopia.
International Episode Titles: Italy: Vita da streghe (Witch Life) Germany: Die Hexen von nebenan (The Witches Next Door) France: Les apprentis sorciers (The Apprentice Witches)
This episode scored 3.5 million viewers.
This episode aired on January 15, 2005 in Canada.
Episode Title: Ordinary Witches
A reference to the film "Ordinary People".
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