Charmed

Season 6 Episode 12

Prince Charmed

1
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2004 on The WB
8.3
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After Piper vanquishes a demon from Wyatt's room, she has an epiphany about the rest of her life concerning Wyatt. Unable to handle Piper's revelation, Paige and Phoebe decide to remind Piper of the importance of love by conjuring up a "Mr. Right" as Piper's birthday present. Meanwhile, Chris uses Mr. Right to try to convince the sisters to bind Wyatt's powers, but demonic cult members kidnap him before they have the chance.moreless

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  • Prince Charmed

    10
    Prince Charmed was a perfect episode of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character and plot development. It was awesome to see more about Wyatt and his role. Piper meets the man of her dreams thanks to her sisters and he shows Piper the meaning of happiness. It was great watching the story unfold and seeing the sisters learn their lessons. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Yay, Just What We Need! Horny Witches!

    1.0
    Prince Charmed-After Piper vanquishes a demon from Wyatt's room, she has an epiphany about the rest of her life concerning Wyatt. Unable to handle Piper's revelation, Paige and Phoebe decide to remind Piper of the importance of love by conjuring up a "Mr. Right" as Piper's birthday present. Meanwhile, Chris uses Mr. Right to try to convince the sisters to bind Wyatt's powers, but demonic cult members kidnap him before they have the chance.

    You know....remember when Charmed was a show about 3 sisters who happened to be witches who fought demons and protected the innocent? Well, at this point, the show resembles nothing like that...AT ALL! What we have here is half a$$ series about 3 desperate witches who get into silly situations every week and have no respect for themselves what so ever. Brad Kern must have been twirling his mustache and laughing all the way to the bank, because honestly, no show runner would let his series get this bad if he actually cared about it. But he obviously doesn't as well as the others writers, maybe Rose, Holly and Alyssa. Who in their right mind would look as these scripts and think they were a great idea. Honestly, I think the actresses were still in it at this point for the money orjust being faithful to the show for the sake of being faithful!

    "Prince Charmed" could very well could be the worst episode of the series at this point in the show's run. Paige and Phoebe wiping up a man for Piper's birthday is just utter crap. Piper pretty much sums up the absurdity of their actions in one line:

    Piper: "This is like something we would have done years ago, when we didn't know better, but now we do....at least we're suppose to!"

    Turns out they don't. Paige and Phoebe look stupid for even doing the spell considering 1) Personal gain (which seems non-existent on the series anymore!) and 2) They already have boyfriends and them sending time making seductive looks at each other is just makes them look cheap. Eduardo Verástegui as David couldn't be more one-dimenstional and cheesy, feeling like he dropped out of some corny telenovela (which the actor infact has been in a couple!) He's just a dumb plot device used to make the sisters act like horny idiots! Since when is it so bad to devote your time to raising your son a bad thing? Why is dating and sex so important when Piper is just trying to protect her son? Since whendoes not dating anymore considered giving up on love?Like being in a relationship is the ONLYkind of love in the world!!? O_0I swear the logic and reasoning on Charmed gotten so low that the only way the sisters can be happy and normal is being with a guy. So much strong independent women we once knew! *headdesk*

    Oh and there's some crap plot about a demon cult called the Order and Chris finally tells the sisters the "real" reason he came back to the past. I did love the sisters and Leo finally ripping Chris a new one, especially Piper telling him "I never want to see you again." Sadly, that couldn't help and the episode fails right into the "god awful" catergory. Oh and that food fight...how hilarious...NOT!moreless
  • Piper's interesting Birthday!

    10
    I can't believe Piper wants to give up and swear off men permenant or rest of her life!! NO way!! But lucky, Piper changed her mind, so she want love men so she can date men. The man, Paige and Phoebe conjured him to get present for piper for 24 hours, was pretty interesting. Piper was so uncomfortable in the beginning and in the ending of this episode, Piper miss him and loved him, was so cool! I am so glad Piper dont give up a love. It is very interesting episode, one of episode I watched in Season six.moreless
  • An ideal husband

    8.3
    Piper makes the bold decision to stay off men and devote her time to raising Wyatt, which is quite possibly the most unselfish thing a Charmed One has ever done. Shame, then, that her sisters spend the whole episode trying to undermine her decision.



    The idea of conjuring an ideal man has its merits but, yet again, turns out merely to be an excuse to have the sisters behave like a bunch of slags. I cringed when Paige and Phoebe started coming onto him at dinner and that food fight was just embarrassing. The bloke isn't even that nice!



    I'm not sure what the writers were trying to prove here. The whole thing is totally out of character. As Piper herself says, the days of casting these kind of spells should be long gone. Instead of having her fawning over a meaningless grunt why not have her get back with Leo? Now, that would go down well.



    The demon plot starts off well but is never given the chance to develop and ends up being extremely predictable. Not for the first time, a group of demons try to get hold of Wyatt but instead wind up dead. Some decent guest actors but not enough action. If this guy is going to turn evil let's just get on with it.



    The best moment comes when Chris finally lets slip that he is in the past to prevent Wyatt turning evil. This does provide a bit of drama and I actually felt bad at the way he was treated. Still doesn't excuse the rest of the episode though.



    Leo's gift for Piper is a nice touch. Fingers crossed the writers give us what we want before too much longer.moreless
  • Very good episode.

    7.6
    After vanquishing a demon from Wyatt's room, Piper has an epiphany and decides to swear off men so that she can devote the rest of her life to raising and protecting Wyatt. Unable to handle Piper's revelation, Paige and Phoebe decide to remind Piper of the importance of love by conjuring up a "Mr. Right", as Piper's birthday present. Meanwhile, Chris uses Mr. Right's influence over the girls to convince them to bind Wyatt's powers so that he will not turn evil. While Wyatt is unable to use his powers, he is kidnapped by a demonic cult, whose members believe he is the reincarnation of their former leader. This was a very good epissode but i felt sorry for Leo because Mr. Right got to hang out with Wyatt and Leo didn't really. And HMC had a very funny part to play in this episode and Darryl also visits.moreless
Eduardo Verástegui

Eduardo Verástegui

Mr. Right

Guest Star

Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne

Order Leader

Guest Star

Joseph Hodge

Joseph Hodge

Acolyte #1

Guest Star

Sandra Prosper

Sandra Prosper

Sheila Morris

Recurring Role

Jason Simmons

Jason Simmons

Wyatt Halliwell

Recurring Role

Kristopher Simmons

Kristopher Simmons

Wyatt Halliwell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (18)

    • TRIVIA: This is the one hundredth episode to feature Brian Krause (Leo Wyatt).

    • When Paige is setting the demonic alarm system, she puts a crystal down on the table. The close up shot of the crystal shows it being tall and skinny, but from far away it is a diffrent crystal.

    • When Piper finds the gift that Leo left, and is reading the card, the camera shot changes to Chris and Piper in the background is visible, holding the card up, and close to her face. When they cut back to just her she is holding the card down closer to the dresser.

    • TRIVIA: The name of Piper's dream guy was David - which is a reference to Holly's real life boyfriend at the time David Donoho.

    • When Chris comes in at the end of the episode to save Wyatt, he runs in an orb just the way Leo did in the season 2 episode Murphy's Luck and Cole did in the season 4 episode Charmed and Dangerous.

    • TRIVIA: This marks the first time that Leo, Chris, or Paige use the Golden Gate bridge as a meeting place between the Elders and the Charmed Ones.

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks Piper's 29th birthday.

    • At the end of the episode, when David is saying goodbye to Piper, the window on the stairs shows a reflection of a light fixture from the set.

    • When evil Darryl passes Phoebe she doesn't notice anything, although her empath powers should have alerted her.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of nine episodes with the series title, "Charmed", in it.

    • They say that Prue lost Piper's charm bracelet many years ago. In that case, how did Leo find it after such a long time?

    • TRIVIA: Wyatt says his first word ("Mama") to call out to Piper to vanquish a demon in his room.

    • TRIVIA: With a thoughtful gift from Leo to Piper, there is foreshadowing to a possible Piper/Leo reunion.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, the sisters celebrate Piper's birthday, although it isn't specified how old she is.

    • TRIVIA: Chris reveals to the sisters that in his future, Wyatt was turned evil.

    • In the last scene with the underworld, the warlock is supposedly holding Wyatt. But you can tell it's a doll, because of the shape and the fact that the baby doesn't move.

    • During the food fight, Piper freezes the birthday cake and throws it at Paige who redirects it toward Phoebe. When the camera flashes back to Piper, she has orange jello in her hands as if she had been throwing it...but is still standing in the same position as she was when she hurled the cake at Paige.

    • TRIVIA: The Charmed Ones had a remarkably similar fight in "Power Outage" and lost their powers for it. The only difference between the two episodes was that Phoebe didn't use her power.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Leo: You know, trust, Chris, is a precious commodity. Once you lose it, it's pretty hard to get it back.
      Chris: What, did you read that out of a fortune cookie?
      Leo: Don't be a smartass. It doesn't help your cause.

    • (Piper is willing to give up on love for Wyatt)
      Phoebe: What about sex?
      Piper: Well, you know, I'm the mother of one of the most magical creatures ever. Sex rather pales in comparison, don't you think?
      (She walks away)
      Paige: She doesn't need a party, she needs an intervention.

    • (To Leo and Chris about Mr. Right)
      Paige: Alright fine! So I made him out of my own little brew!

    • Paige: (about David) I made him. Magically.
      Phoebe: Actually, we both made him.
      Piper: For my birthday.
      Darryl: Hell of a gift.

    • Paige & Phoebe (after they've conjured Mr. Right and are looking at his flawless body): Perfect!

    • Chris: You conjured a man?!
      Paige: No! Not just a man...the perfect man!

    • (After Piper finds out about Mr. Right)
      Phoebe: Piper, wait!
      Piper: No! Not until you send him back to wherever the hell you conjured him from.
      Paige: We can't, not until your birthday's over.
      Phoebe: Yeah, so why not take advantage of him while you can? I mean, figuratively speaking.
      Paige: Ah, hell, literally. It is your birthday.

    • (After Mr. Right brings Piper breakfast in bed)
      Paige: Well, uh, this is your birthday present...from me. Although, you know, Phoebe helped.
      Piper: The breakfast?
      Paige: No, the muchacho.

    • Phoebe (referring to Piper's perfect man): Oh, ok. Well, I think she would want someone that, um, lives nearby, you know, and doesn't travel a lot.
      Paige: Yeah, well, I would write down something about somebody who I could do magic in front of, but these are qualities that you and I would want, not
      qualities that Piper would necessarily want.
      Phoebe: Right.Ok, um...I think she wants, you know, a strong man, but
      someone that's not afraid to show his sensitive side.
      (Paige and Phoebe begin writing down qualities and adding them to a potion)
      Paige: Sensitive, but not a wuss bag. Yeah.
      Phoebe: (getting into it) And someone that is a good listener.
      Paige: Ok. Good cook.
      Phoebe: Handy around the house.
      Paige: Good with kids.
      Phoebe: Gets the whole "normal life" thing.
      Paige: Has a really big -
      Phoebe: Paige!
      Paige: Uh! Is this the perfect guy or what?
      Phoebe: All right. Throw it in.

    • Phoebe: But Paige we can't just conjure up a sex toy!

    • Phoebe: So you're making a love potion?
      Paige: No, I am making a love machine, I am making the perfect man.

    • Piper: Leo left me a birthday gift, how sweet.

    • Chris (talking about the demon who attacked Wyatt): So what did he look like?
      Piper: Tall, hooded and with a metal rod thingy.
      Chris: Well that narrows it down.

    • Chris: But what about Wyatt?
      No one responds to him.
      Chris: Anyone?

    • Darryl (regarding the sisters' behavior): Is this some kind of demonic thing?
      Chris: No. It's some sort of messed-up thing.

    • Sheila Morris (to David): So, how long have you known the girls?
      David: Fourteen, fifteen hours, I guess.

    • Chris (about Piper giving up on love): Wh...what?
      Piper: Did I stutter?
      Chris: Piper you can't give up on love. It's not natural.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Title: Prince Charmed

      This is a reference to the fairy tale character Prince Charming.

    • Order Leader: "I find your lack of faith... disturbing."
      This line is a direct quote of Darth Vader from Star Wars: A New Hope when someone on the Death Star expresses disbelief that it will work. Right after Vader says it, he uses the Force to choke the guy until General Tarkin stops him.

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