Season 6 Episode 7

Soul Survivor

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2003 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Paige and Richard are having their "destiny" talk a man in a blue shirt is walking behind them. As the camera switches between Paige and Richard the man changes distance behind them from close, to farther back, gone, then close again, and finally walking out of the frame.

    • When Paige arrives to the manor and passes the kitchen you can see that her eyes are clearly red because of the crying. Anyway seconds later when she is in the other room her eyes are suddenly normal and not red.

    • When Leo pushes Chris' head through the time portal and then back out he has a helmet on but it seems unlikely that someone from that time would have seen Chris' head hovering between realities and put a helmet on it. But how else would the helmet get there?

    • TRIVIA: This is the second episode that focuses on a Faustian deal made between a human and a demon. The first was Wrestling with Demons, from season 3.

    • When Piper goes to the sunroom and Paige follows her, she says "He sold his soul, it was his choice". How Piper could know that he has sold his soul? Paige didn't know till Larry told her just before Piper got home and Paige didn't say anything to Piper about it.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Googy Gress reprises his role as Spencer Ricks, Phoebe's advice columnist rival, from last season's episode "House Call".

    • TRIVIA: This is the first and only time a dinosaur is shown on the series.

    • TRIVIA: Wyatt displays a new trick in this episode - he "orbs" his eyes at all of Piper's dates, including Richard.

    • In "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father" Paige offers Leo a drink after the party and he refuses saying that Elders can't drink, but at the end of this episode Leo buys himself and Chris a beer.

    • Even the demon who hurled the energy ball at Phoebe couldn't have changed its direction after she fired it, so it's not possible that Phoebe could have.

    • In the beginning, the clock said 11:58, it's amazing how it became 12:00 just seconds after Paige walked to the elevator. That was enough time for Paige to be out of the building, yet she was just outside of the office.

    • When Paige is flipping through the Book of Shadows, she stops on the Monkey Totem page. The camera then goes to the other sisters who are talking with her. But when the camera goes back to Paige a few seconds later, the book is opened to the entry for Kurzon.

    • Wasn't the whole point of Paige's plan to destroy the contracts before killing Zahn? Well, they weren't destroyed. We keep seeing them burning even after Zahn's death.

    • How exactly is Phoebe able to push an energy ball back? If she is using her empathy power to force the demon to fire, firing her own energy ball or maybe even becoming immune to the power, but redirecting it in mid-air doesn't fit.

    • Isn't Phoebe completely abusing the "no personal gain" issue by turning Spencer Ricks into a pig and keeping him like that all day? Not to mention, nobody noticed the big pink pig just standing in that office?

    • If Zahn has so much power, shouldn't he be able to protect his contracts with something that would prevent Piper from blowing it up so easily? After all that is his most prized possession.

    • The Charmed world usually makes "free choice" a major issue, but if all those souls have made their own choice to make the deal, how can the sisters interfere? The free choice rule has been something that neither the Elders, the Source nor even the Angel of Destiny can interfere with. So how come the Charmed Ones do it without anyone caring?

  • Quotes

    • Zahn (to Larry, after reshackling his wrists and ankles): Consider yourself repossessed!

    • Leo: What is that? Is that a time that what that is? What are you using it for?
      Chris: I don't have to answer that.
      Leo: I thought you said you had nothing to hide.
      Chris: I don't have to answer that either.

    • Phoebe: A date? Really? Does he know about Wyatt?
      Piper: No, and he's not gonna anytime soon. At least not till after the honeymoon.

    • Phoebe (about Spencer Ricks): Ick! Look at that pig. Eh, and I don't mean literally. At least not anymore.

    • Phoebe: I've surrendered to being the middle sister.

    • Phoebe: Piper, how did you have time to book Steadman in your club? Between raising my nephew and trying to date and vanquishing...
      Piper (sarcastically): A sister?

    • Piper: What the hell is going on?
      Paige: Bitch later, vanquish now.
      Piper and Phoebe turn around and throw potions at Zahn, vanquishing him. They then turn back to Paige.
      Phoebe: I love watching lawyers explode.
      Paige smiles.
      Piper (angrily): Now can I bitch?

    • A female demon throws an energy ball at Phoebe, but she channels her powers and reverses the energy ball, vanquishing the demon.
      Piper: Way to channel.

    • A swirl of lights bring Phoebe and Paige to the underground auction house.
      Female Demon: More Charmed Ones.
      Grimlock: One hundred for all three.
      Piper: Sold, to the dead Grimlock. (she blows him up.)

    • Wyatt "orbs" his eyes at Richard.
      Richard: Does he do that a lot?
      Phoebe and Piper look at Wyatt.
      Phoebe: Uhh!
      Wyatt's eyes stop orbing.
      Piper: Wyatt?
      Phoebe: What is he doing? Why is he doing that?
      Piper (realizing): Apparently, he's trying to scare away all of my dates. You little runt. Did your father teach you that?
      Phoebe: Okay, so not the time.
      Piper: Right. (to Wyatt) You're grounded.
      Piper hands Wyatt over to Phoebe.
      Phoebe: Okay, back to Paige.

    • Phoebe (about Paige): You don't think Zahn, uh...
      Piper: I don't know, but if he didn't, I will.

    • Leo (Gratefully): Thanks for not listening to me.
      Chris: Anytime.

    • Leo: If one of us gets caught, the other one needs to keep going, for Wyatt's sake.
      Chris: Oh, you believe me about him now?
      Leo: No. I just want to let you know what's gonna happen if you get caught.

    • Phoebe throws a potion at Spencer Ricks, turning him into a pig.
      Phoebe (Unsympathetically): Must have been the wrong potion.

    • Chris (about the dinosaur): I think he's gone. He looks gone. Do you think he's gone?
      Leo: No.
      Chris: Neither do I.

    • Chris (to Leo): Man, you are old.

    • Piper (Suspiciously): What's going on?
      Paige: Oh, you know, just, uh... summoning a ghost.

    • Phoebe is talking to Spencer Ricks, with an amber coloured potion hidden in her hand. She looks at it longingly.
      Spencer: Let me ask you a question. Do you ever get letters from anybody other than a bunch of whiny chicks?
      Phoebe throws the potion at Spencer Ricks, turning him into a turkey. Phoebe looks at the turkey, thinking for a moment. She rolls her eyes and tosses another potion at the turkey, turning it back into Spencer Ricks.
      Phoebe (annoyed): As you were saying?

    • Phoebe: Okay, first of all, get your feet off my desk, and, secondly, get out of my chair.
      Spencer Ricks: Aww, and here I thought we were gonna be friends.

    • Phoebe (To Piper): You know, not getting any is making you bitter.
      Piper (Gesturing to Wyatt): Hel-lo. Hi. Excuse me. Do you mind?
      Phoebe: Oh, he doesn't know what we're talking about. He's ten months old. He thinks we're talking about milk, for God sakes.
      Piper: Phoebe, he conjured a dragon. I wouldn't put anything past him.
      Phoebe: That's a good point.

    • Phoebe (Talking about doing a column with Spencer Ricks): I have half a mind to call Jason and complain about it, but I don't want to use our relationship for leverage.
      Piper: What's the use of sleeping with your boss then?
      Phoebe: Because I actually enjoy sleeping with my boss.
      Piper: Yeah, don't brag.

    • Piper: You need a hand?
      Phoebe: Uh, sure, if you wanna go get my car washed, go to the dry cleaners for me, and go to work for me, too. That would be great.
      Piper: Only if you can run the club, go to the dentist and raise Wyatt for me.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Duše v ohrožení (Soul in Danger) France: Pacte avec le Diable (Deal with the Devil) Italy: Anime all'asta (Souls on Auction) Germany: Seelenqualen (Mental Anguish)

    • The WB used the promo title Soul Sister for this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Chris: You're the one who sent us back to Jurassic Park.

      Jurassic Park is a novel by Michael Crichton which was later made into a movie. It is about an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs which escape and terrorize the people on the island.

    • Paige: What, did you make some sort of Faustian deal?

      This is a reference to a German legend in which Faust, a medieval scholar makes a pact with the devil. The term "faustian" has come to denote acts or constellations involving human hubris which eventually lead to doom.

    • Piper asks why Phoebe is playing Solomon.

      This is a reference to Solomon of the Bible. He sat in judgement and one famous decision was that of two women, who both claimed to be the mother of a baby, he determined which was the real mother.

    • Title: Soul Survivor

      This is a reference to the term "sole survivor".