Season 8 Episode 1

Still Charmed & Kicking

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2005 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: It's stated in the episode that Darryl has moved away.

    • The demon [[Haas]] wants to take over the ''the symbolic seat of power'', which is the [[Nexus]], but the [[Charmed Ones]] banished the Nexus along with vanquishing Zankou. Surely Haas would've known this.

    • When Billie is first shown she has knee-length stiletto boots but when she lands on the movie theatre seat she has almost flat boots on.

    • When Piper and Phoebe walk out of the store their own reflections are visible in the door, however when they look into the window, it's their fake identities instead.

    • TRIVIA: The spell used in this episode, to mask the sisters, and change their looks and identities:
      I call upon the ancient powers, to mask us now and in future hours. Hide us well and thoroughly, but not from those we call family.

    • TRIVIA: It is referenced that Glen Belland, Paige's close friend who appeared in three episodes spanning seasons four and five, attended the sisters' funeral and visited Paige's urn.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it's said that Dad (Victor) booked Barry Manilow in the club P3. Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana.

    • TRIVIA: Piper gets a new car in this episode - a dark blue 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    • TRIVIA: This year's opening credits are two clips per character, whereas previously Holly, Alyssa and Rose each had 3, and the remaining characters had 2.

    • In this episode and in the season 3 episode Just Harried, when looking from inside the house out by the front door, the pathway in front of the house is flat, but normally, on all other episodes, there are stairs.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second funeral that has been held for one of the Charmed Ones. The first was Prue's funeral in the season 4 episode Charmed Again (1).

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the first appearance of Kaley Cuoco as "Billie", and she has been added to the opening credits.

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

    • When Piper and Phoebe are coming out of the store they look into a window and their new identities' reflections can be seen. One of Phoebe's handbag straps hangs over her shoulder, however, her disguised reflection has both straps on her shoulder.

    • When the sisters are reflected in the mirror, their outfits match what they are wearing but their hairstyles don't. Shouldn't their hair be the same style and if it's different why do they bother styling their own hair then?

    • In the beginning, when Piper and Phoebe change into their real selves to talk to Paige (who is disguised as Janice Dickinson), they keep their same outfits on, but Paige goes from a black dress to a white sundress.

    • TRIVIA: The actor who portrays the character of Haas, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, won the contest on I Wanna be a Soap Star.

    • TRIVIA: The sisters' and Leo's new identities are Jo Bennett (Paige), Jenny Bennett (Piper), Julie Bennett (Phoebe) and Louis (Leo).

  • Quotes

    • Grams: Whether or not you succeed remains to be seen. But you cannot deny that she's being called by somebody. (to Paige) And you can't deny it either.
      Paige (feels a strong jingling): You're right. I can't deny it. Especially not right now!

    • (Phoebe runs into Dex in the elevator)
      Phoebe (disguised as Julie): Oh, hi!
      Dex (wondering who she is): Hi!
      Phoebe: Oh, that's right. You don't know who I am!

    • Elise (about Phoebe): She was the best friend I could ever ask for.
      Phoebe (disguised as Julie): That is so sweet!
      Elise: Oh I mean it. She was the best. I'm gonna miss her like crazy.
      Phoebe: See now you're gonna go and make me cry!
      Elise: It's the truth. She was more than the heart and soul of this paper. She was the daughter I never had. (Starts to cry)
      Phoebe (becomes emotional): Oh Elise. (Hugs her) I had no idea!
      (She starts to stumble, as everyone looks in wonder)
      Phoebe: I mean, Phoebe had no idea! I mean, she never told me how close you both… bu… then again, you know, why would she tell me because, you know, then, she, she… obviously she didn't notice what's gonna… happen… Carry on.
      (She starts to leave, leaving everyone speechless)

    • Phoebe: Look, you wanted a normal life more than all of us, right? So what's changed all of the sudden?
      Piper: I'm a little neurotic. What do you want from me?

    • Piper: He was not hitting on me.
      Phoebe: He was too. He was practically drooling on you.
      Piper: Ok. First, I'm married. Secondly, he's a salesman in a women's shoe store. What are the chances he's not gay?

    • Dex (about Phoebe): I'll never get over how somebody as beautiful as she was could be so incredibly insightful.
      Victor: Em hmm!
      (Phoebe, disguised as another woman, approaches him)
      Phoebe: You don't say!
      Victor: Excuse me. Do you mind?
      Phoebe: It's all right. I got this. (to Dex) You were saying… about Phoebe.
      Dex: Just that aah… I thought she was great. Really great.
      Phoebe: Then, why didn't you ever ask her out?!
      Dex: What?
      (Piper, also disguised, comes and pushes Dex to the door)
      Piper: Thanks for coming. Sorry you have to go. Ok. Bye bye.
      Phoebe: Piper, what are you doing?
      Piper: What are you doing? You can't pick up on a guy at a funeral!
      Phoebe: Why not? It's my funeral!

    • Piper (to Victor): Barry Manilow?! Dad you booked Barry Manilow?

    • Piper: The whole underworld is afraid of Wyatt. Apparently, my little guy's reputation precedes itself.

    • Billie (about a fireball a demon is holding): Doesn't that burn your hand?

    • Piper: What are you doing here?
      Grams (about Paige): Trying to stop you from ganging up on your sister.
      Piper: Well you're sort of dead…so this doesn't concern you!

    • (Paige is upset because she has no life outside of magic)
      Grams: I've got an afterlife to live, you know.
      Paige: See! Even you have a life and your dead.

    • A demon throws a fireball at Billie but she deflects it back, and it hits a seat in the movie theater.
      Billie: Now help me out here, I'm new at this. Who pays for that?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Italy: Due a morire (Die Hard) Germany: Totgesagte leben länger (Who's Supposed to Be Dead Lives Longer) France: Une nouvelle vie (A New Life)

    • Musician Mark McGrath was initially cast as Dex, but had to back out due to other commitments. Jason Lewis later replaced him.

  • Allusions

    • When Phoebe calls Billie 'Supergirl', it is reference to the popular DC comics character, Kara Kent, aka Supergirl (the cousin of Superman), who currently has a self-titled comic book and appears the series: Superman: the Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited and was in the 1984 movie of the same name starring Helen Slater.

    • The scene when Billie crashes into the Manor wearing a black wig and a leather outfit is inspired by the ABC spy series "Alias".

    • Title: Still Charmed and Kicking

      This is a reference to the phrase "alive and kicking".

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