Charmed

Season 1 Episode 0

Pilot

11
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 1998 on The WB

Episode Recap

An unknown witch is saying a spell in her appartment when she is interrupted by a person she appears to know, dressed in a rain coat. As she is asking the person why he is here, he stabs her, stealing her power to conjure flames at her finger tips.

At the Halliwell manor, Piper and Prue are talking about Piper's job interview tomorrow. Prue says that she found their old spirit board while she was trying to fix the electricity which had gone out because of the storm.

Darryl is at the murdered witches apartment, investigating her murder, when Andy appears and reveals he has been visiting occult shops, following a lead that all the victims are witches who have been stabbed by an athame.

Back at the manor, Piper suggests that since Prue wanted a roommate to fill their spare room, Phoebe should come home and live with them. Prue says thats not possible, saying Phoebe lives in New York, but Piper reveals that Pheobe left New York and is on her way to the manor. As soon as Pheobe arrives there is immediate tension between Prue and Pheobe.

Later that evening, Pheobe and Piper are downstairs using the spirit board, updating each other with their love lives, when the pointer starts moving on its own, spelling out the word "ATTIC".

Prue is very sceptical, Piper is freaked out and Pheobe is intrigued. Pheobe goes to the attic and finds the locked door opening itself. She discovers the Book of Shadows and reads an incantation to return their powers to them. Prue and Piper come up to the attic and neither of them are as excited about a chance to become witches as much as Phoebe. She stays awake all night reading the Book Of Shadows.

Throughout the following day, the sisters discover their individual powers. Prue is annoyed with Roger, her ex-fiance, who is trying to accept full credit for an exhibition which Prue had worked hard for, and ends up with a pen which leaks in his pocket and then explodes in showers of ink when he tries to examine it.

Piper is auditioning for a job as a chef in a restaurant but has not had time to add the port, which will make the recipe when the man comes in and demands to taste it. She throws her hands up in despair and freezes him. This allows her to add the port and secure the job.

Phoebe meanwhile is riding her bike when she has a premonition of a boy being hit by a truck. To prevent this from happening she swerves in front of the van, and ends up saving the boy.

Prue, meanwhile is picking Phoebe up from the hospital when she runs into her old boyfriend, Andy the inspector and it is revealed that he "checked up" on her. After talking to Phoebe about her powers, and realises she can pour milk into her coffee using her mind.

Jeremy is thrilled Piper has got the job and after their date wants to take her to an abandoned warehouse to show her a view of the Bay Bridge. However when they are alone in the elevator, Jermey reveals he is evil. He is actually a warlock who has grown close to Piper so he can kill the Charmed Ones and obtain their powers. When he tries to attack, Piper freezes him and manages to escape.

When they arrive back at the manor, Piper bursts through the front door, asking Phoebe if she knows how to vanquish a warlock. The sisters concoct a potion and say a spell which causes Jeremy to break out in thorns, but according to Phoebe's premonition, this does not stop Jeremey. He arrives at their house and the girls realise the only way to vanquish him is to use the inscription on the back of the spirit board, "The power of three will set us free" and Jeremey is destroyed.

The next morning, the girls have finally accepted they are not normal but after a conversation with Andy Prue asks "Do witches even date?" to which Piper answers, "Not only do they date, but they get the best guys." Realising that this could be a great opportunity for them all, the girls enter the house together and Prue shuts the door with her newly acquired power of telekinesis.

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