Season 7 Episode 7

Someone to Witch Over Me

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2004 on The WB
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Agent Brody and Paige investigate when they discover that the demon Sarpedon is capturing innocents' guardian angels and using them to protect himself from the new power. Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe encourage Leo to go on a vision quest to face his demons.

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  • Someone to Witch Over Me

    Someone to Witch Over Me was another perfect episode of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching because the story was very engaging, intriguing and full of drama and character development. Paige and Agent Brody work together and it was great seeing their chemistry. I liked how Leo had to play double agent as he was an Avatar and the sisters suspect the Avatar's of being the new Big Bad. A lot happened in this episode making for an entertaining story and I was left wanting more with the spectacular ending. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Suck My Guardian!

    Someone to Witch Over Me-Agent Brody and Paige investigate when they discover that the demon Sarpedon is capturing innocents' guardian angels and using them to protect himself from the new power. Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe encourage Leo to go on a vision quest to face his demons.

    Meh! This was more or less "Muse To My Ears" all over again. The Guardians getting sucked up by an amulet by a demon...kinda familiar terroritory with the writers. The Guardians themselves feel pretty random in the Charmedverse, especially with whitelighters and Elders around. Also, how is it that Paige even has a Guardian angel when whitelighters are already Guardian angels for witches? O_0 But hey, I guess these aren't the religious type of Guardians and are just guies for normal people, it makes sense? Anyway, the demon plot is weak and the Celbrety demons or whatever their called are your average "Piper blows them up with ease" forgettable demons. Once again, the only real plot movement is with Leo and the Avatars, although, the vision quest was pretty lame. Not to mention, Drew Fuller....who still sucks. Also, it was such a tack on plot point, the vision quest is so brief and poorly concieved, not going very indepth with Leo's past. But hey, I guess the more important part of the story was the Avatars getting involved. I have to admit, this Avatar arc picks up well here, especially the offer he gives Leo. The Avatars' M.O. so far is really thought-provoking, a world where good vs. evil is no longer an ongoing battle and the world free from it's all: especially demons. You can't blame Leo from being so tempted by their plans, the fact that Leo allows them to turn him into an Avatar is awesome and cool, making you wonder what Leo will do next with his new position. All and All, a decent episode despite another throw away demon plot, at least the arc with Leo and The Avatars making things more interesting.moreless
  • From soldier to whitelighter to Elder to Avatar...

    Leo continues to collect powers and be promoted. Give this guy another couple seasons, and he would be God.

    Season 6 kind of kicked into gear with a vision quest by Phoebe, and Season 7, or at least the cumbersome Avatar arc, kicks into gear with a vision quest for Leo, in which the Avatars reveal themselves as this "gathering storm" that ends up being a little more like a mild dusting.

    Not sharing my opinion on the grand event, a demon named Sarpedon decides to gather guardian angels to protect himself. Questionable plan, but who needs the Source, the Triad, Zankou or anyone else when you have this guy? The guy manages to get Paige's guardian, slaps Brody around a little, and then kills Piper and Phoebe, single-handedly, though he himself is killed in the process.

    Of course, Piper and Phoebe dying is nothing to worry about as long as Leo is around. Leo snaps out of his chit-chat with the Avatars just in time to find Piper and Phoebe dead. He seemingly can't heal them, too late, though that seems questionable considering the multiple stages of death, near death, and everything else that Leo has brought them back from. Anyway, the Avatars make him an offer he can't refuse, join them or let Piper and Phoebe die. Not much of a choice really. And thus, Leo becomes an Avatar, heals the sisters, and at least we have some answers and an end to the "Leo being crazy" story arc.moreless
  • Basicaly, we find out who the Avitars realy are. This episode was great and seeing Drew Fuller(chris) again was great.

    Very good episode. The whole idea of avitars is great, how ever they should have mentioned that the aviters were mentioned in season 5 when they wanted cole to join, just so we know they arent new. also random thought, i noticed the Tomb Raider Legend Theme was in this episode, however the theme is actualy an old folk song from the 1700's, named "Ailein duinn ". If you know the legend theme, listen for it when Leo is healing the sisters when they are dead.moreless

    Men in Black

    Ok, so a lot of this stuff has been done before but it's still a good episode. The main plot sees Paige and Agent Brody investigating a series of strange deaths in which people are dying moments after being rescued from burning buildings. Turns out a demon has been starting the fires then stealing peoples' guardian angels when they turn up to help.

    It's an interesting story, although the use of a magic amulet to trap the angels is a blatant copy of "Muse to My Ears". I'm not madly keen on the concept of guardian angels either. First up, if witches have guardians then what are whitelighters for? Secondly, why would losing a guardian make Paige so clumsy? That makes no sense.

    I am really enjoying Paige and Kyles' relationship. Kyle is far and away the most interesting male character since Cole and I love that he's at the heart of the plot. Our demon-of-the-week is fairly average but he does get involved in a very cool fight with his demonic mate, who is played by Peter Woodward aka The Source. Definitely worth watching.

    There's a hefty dose of character development for Leo this week. To help him get his head straight, Piper and Phoebe send him on a vision quest using the same potion Phoebe took last season (the continuity this season has been excellent). Chris leads him through the past then an avatar intercepts and shows him the future. Bringing back Chris is a nice touch, although Drew Fuller still hasn't shelled out for those acting lessons. It all ends in dramatic fashion with Leo becoming an avatar and bringing back the sisters from the dead. Can't wait to see how that pans out.

    As with most sci-fi / fantasy shows, Charmed has become progressively more cosmic as the seasons have gone by. From its beginnings as three lone witches fighting evil we now have elders, whitelighters, a demonic underworld and the whole grand design thing. What's more, over the past half season we've started to see the traditional concept of good versus evil called into question, with evil elders, parallel worlds and now the neutral but all powerful avatars. For me, this is exactly where this show should be heading. Keep up the good work!

    Score: 9.3moreless
Neil Hopkins

Neil Hopkins


Guest Star

Tommy Smeltzer

Tommy Smeltzer

Quincy's Guardian

Guest Star

The Donnas

The Donnas


Guest Star

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Agent Kyle Brody

Recurring Role

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

Avatar Gamma

Recurring Role

Joel Swetow

Joel Swetow

Avatar Alpha

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (22)

    • Why doesn't Paige use her power to orb Agent Brody into the crystal cage when he is attacked by the demon? That way, he'd be protected. As it is, she just watches while the demon drags him off to the underworld.

    • Piper says that angels don't have angels. But isn't a whitelighter defined as a "guardian angel for witches"? Why do they have these other guardian angels?

    • In the episode The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell, Phoebe drinks the potion and goes immediately into her vision quest. In this episode, Leo takes a sip, hands the cup back to Phoebe, and walks over to a couch and lays down before his vision quest begins.

    • In this episode, Guardian Angels are frequently referred to as Guardians. But in the season 3 episode The Honeymoon's Over Guardians were a type of demon.

    • Paige orbs with Brody into the building on fire. Later Brody tells her to wait in the street. We see Kyle going out of the building and then Paige is shown in the street. Does it make any sense that she is there? She could not have orbed to the street because it was filled with people and everyone could have seen her.

    • Piper: Are you sure that Enola graduated already?

      Enola was a student that helped Phoebe in season 6 episode "The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell". She made Phoebe see her future in a vision quest, the same way that Leo is in this episode.

    • The building that is on fire is shown to be on the corner of Polk and Gough. These streets do exist in San Francisco however, they do not meet because they run parallel to each other.

    • TRIVIA: Drew Fuller (Chris) is the first former cast member to return to the show as a guest star.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode the Donnas perform their song "Fall Behind Me", from their 2004 album "Gold Medal".

    • TRIVIA: Peter Woodward played the demon Aku in this episode and later in Ordinary Witches, where he was shown to be one of the demons who killed Kyle Brody's parents. Woodward previously appeared in the season 4 episode Charmed and Dangerous as The Source, a role he reprised in the season 8 episode Desperate Housewitches.

    • Piper calls the demon Sarpedon, but the demon never said his name and Paige and Brody found only a page on Celerity Demons, not one with specific info like names.

    • Paige says to Phoebe that if the Book of Shadows considers Brody a threat then it will just zap him. Firstly, the Book doesn't zap anyone, it usually just flies away. Secondly according to Prue in the episode "Exit Strategy" it doesn't matter how evil you are, if you're mortal you can still touch the book.

    • TRIVIA: Unbeknownst to the sisters, Leo joins forces with the Avatars, and becomes one of them.

    • TRIVIA: With his new Avatar powers, Leo, heals both Piper & Phoebe at the same time, when they're dead, with beams of white lights streaming from his hands. He then later tries to cover up when Paige orbs and sees him doing it.

    • When Paige and Brody are in the kitchen, Paige knocks a glass of water off the table. Brody catches it and puts it back, but none of the water had spilled out.

    • Why would Piper and Phoebe protect themselves with a crystal cage? It has been shown in past episodes, that someone outside of it, could simply remove a crystal and the whole thing is deactivated. For all they knew, a demon could do the same and attack them.

    • On Leo's vision quest, he watches Piper give birth to baby Wyatt. Paige then asks "Is that what I think it is?" and Phoebe replies "Yes it is", in the actual episode she replied "If you're referring to Mr. Winky between its legs, then yes it is"

    • When Piper dies, the blade from the demon is still stuck in her and when Leo heals her he makes no attempt to take it out but after she is healed, the blade is gone. So, what, can Leo now make objects disappear too?

    • The body of the guy who got hit by the speeding truck is shown completely intact but usually someone hit that hard by a vehicle moving that fast would not be in the shape that's shown.

    • So why do they need a banishing potion for the celerity demon, if Piper can just blow it up with her power?

    • When Paige and Brody are cutting up herbs and plants for the potion right before the attack upstairs, they are still in the process of making the potion. When they hear the crash and Paige orbs up she takes a finished bottle of potion. When would she have had time to cook and bottle the potion?

    • Two episodes ago ("Styx Feet Under"), it was shown that the moment a person (or witch) dies, Death appears to escort them into the afterlife. However, in this episode, they left Piper and Phoebe dead for a good 4 or 5 minutes before Leo revived them.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Piper: And what about Brody?
      Phoebe: Paige can take care of Brody - I think she likes taking care of Brody, if you know what I'm talking about.

    • (Kyle is talking to the sisters, then gets in a black van that pulls up behind them, which then drives away)
      Phoebe: So what do you think?
      Paige: I think he's got some style.

    • Avatar Alpha: Duality is self-perpetuating. It feeds only on itself. That's why the battle has been raging since the dawn of time. There is no winner.
      Leo: There can be.
      Avatar Alpha: How? With good there is always evil, so the battle never ends. Not until there is nothing left. That is the future your fight is leading to. Not good, nor evil, only nothing.

    • Leo: I don't understand. If I'm in the past, what are you doing here?
      Chris: I'm guiding you.
      Leo: So you're real?
      Chris: No, but I represent something that is. I died in your arms, Dad. Killed by everything you thought was good. I'm your root pain...and I'm going to be sticking with you until you're ready to let me go.

    • Paige: So?
      Phoebe: So we don't do fires. Firemen do fires. We do fireballs.

    • Phoebe: Leo, you get your butt down here right now or we will summon your ass!

    • Phoebe (about the vision quest): Look Leo, the vision quest helped me, and we're thinking maybe it could help you too, y'know.
      Leo: Won't stop the creatures.
      Piper: You've tried everything else, what do you have to lose? Your mind, your family, your life? You've already lost all those things haven't you. Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong.

    • During the vision quest, the scene is right before Piper and Leo conceive baby Chris.
      Chris: That feeling is what it's all about Dad, you died fighting evil in the war, then you were re-born as a whitelighter to fight evil again, That led you to Mom, love, to all that's good. (the scene changes to the manor, at Wyatt's birth.) To the day Wyatt was born. (footage of Wyatt's birth is shown, then the scene changes to the hospital, at Chris' birth.) To the day when I was born.
      (footage of Leo having newborn Chris handed to him.)) Do you understand now? All the pain, all the sacrifices, it's all been for good. That's what you're all about Dad, that's what you've always been about, that's what the future's about too. You just need to believe in that again. Go, your family's waiting for you.
      Chris vanishes.

    • Phoebe: Leo needs some serious help.
      Paige: What else is new?

    • Phoebe: Oh God, is he talking to that helicopter?
      Paige: He's really cool.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Iternational Episode Titles: Italy: Gli angeli custodi (Guardian Angels) Germany: Ohne Schtuzengel (Without Guardian Anngels) France: Avatar (The Avatars)

    • This episode scored 4.0 million viewers.

    • Peter Woodward who appears in this episode as Aku, previously appeared as The Source in the season four episode Charmed and Dangerous. He will go on to reprise the role of Aku, several episodes later, as well as appearing again as The Source in the 8th season.