Season 4 Episode 5

Size Matters

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2001 on The WB

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  • That shrinking feeling

    Certainly an interesting concept. A demon kidnaps women, shrinks them with a magic pipe and turns them into screaming figurines. Far fetched? Well, yes, but this is Charmed.

    To be fair, the writer and director have made a good job out of a rather strange idea and the result is a surprisingly dark and creepy episode. The guest actors are sound and there's none of the overacting which so often spoils the story. A good example is when five inch Phoebe is hiding under the settee and Gammill is trying to vac her up. This could have been really cheesy but somehow it isn't. It's very matter of fact and it's mercifully light on the screaming.

    The effects are pretty decent too, particularly the shots of the girls caked in clay. For all the good work, though, I'm still a left a little cold by the concept of a magic pipe.

    For the first time in a while, there is a wholly unrelated subplot. This time, P3 has a new manager whose big idea is to change the name of the club to, er, "The Spot". Nice! It's fun while it lasts but it's only ever going to end up being ditched. The last scene is kind of sweet. Not only does Leo 'heal' the old sign but the show ends with Paige finally accepted as the third P in P3.

    Finn's character seems only to have been there for a bit of eye candy but I suppose he does spice things up for Paige. Scene of the week by a mile has to be when Piper and Leo orb in to find Paige 'going down' on Finn. I'm still smiling even now.
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