Head Executioner Demon
Although Drew Fuller is mentioned in the credits, he doesn't actually appear in this episode.
When Mordaunt is vanquished at the end of the episode, he becomes both Wyatt's first victim and the three hundredth evil being to be vanquished on the show.
How could Piper see the fairy in this episode? In season 3, they had to cast a spell and believe in order to see fairies.
TRIVIA: Edward Atterton, who played Mordaunt in this episode, played Excalibur-wielding King Arthur in the Mists of Avalon TV miniseries.
TRIVIA: This is one of only 2 episodes in season 6 that Drew Fuller (Chris) didn't appear in. Also in the opening credits pictures of him are replaced with pictures of the girls from the season 5 episode "A Witch's Tail (2)".
TRIVIA: This is not the first time Rose McGowan has worked with Matthew McGrory, who plays the ogre. In 1998 they both appeared in the Marilyn Manson video "Coma White".
TRIVIA: This episode shows another power for Wyatt - telekinesis, like Prue, which he uses to lift the sword and send it flying into his enemey. This also marks Wyatt's first vanquish of evil.
TRIVIA: This is the second time we see Paige using her telekinetic power without calling for it, as she orbed Excalibur up to the attic by waving her hand.
Mordaunt says here that Merlin was fake, but in the episode "We're Off to See the Wizard", the wizard says that Merlin was real.
One of the knights conscripted by Piper had gray skin - that was the same demon that Piper blew up in the episode "Soul Survivor".
When the dwarf leads Piper to the sunroom, we see a muse trying to pull out the sword, but why can Piper and everyone else see a muse? It is stated that muses can only be seen by angelic creatures such as a whitelighter or those who are wearing the ring of inspiration in the episode "Muse To My Ear". So Piper and other magical creatures shouldn't see anything at all.
Piper and Paige vanquished the creepers in Necromancing the Stone and if killing the leader kills all of them,why did Mordaunt kill a creeper if he should already be dead?
Paige previously said she never grew up on fairy tales - so how would she know about Merlin?
What is the deal with Richard Montana? He can throw energy balls, "heal" (for all intents and purposes) objects, and he's telekinetic! That's a lot of power for a witch, more than the Charmed Ones at least.
In the original legend, Excalibur wasn't the sword in the stone. The sword in the stone was just a test to prove the worthiness of young King Arthur. Excalibur was given to him later. The two swords are usually rolled into one in most retellings of the legend.
Mordaunt absorbed the powers of a Grimlock, a Creeper, a Banshee and the soul releasing demon. They might have power but shouldn't be called the ultimate power even with all of those combined.
Doesn't the upper level demon vanquishing potion require a piece of flesh or a tissue sample? Piper had none whatsoever from the Dark Knight.
Phoebe: Wow! Who works here?
Paige: You do. Who rocks? That would be me.
Piper: Chris! Chris! Get down here! (Leo orbs in) Where is Chris?
Leo: Busy. What's going on?
Piper: Busy with what?
Leo: Other charges. I took him off your account again.
Piper: Our account?
Leo: You know what I mean.
Phoebe: I can't tell you what to do. I mean how weird is that?
Paige: Well, it's no weirder than usual.
Phoebe: Oh! I see.
Paige: Just kidding. Sort of.
(Paige shows up at Phoebe's office)
Phoebe: Hi. I thought you had a new temp job today.
Paige: I do.
Phoebe: Why aren't you there?
Paige: Apparently, I am.
Piper: So you want me to add "baby-sit the sword" and "mix vanquishing potion" to my never-ending to-do list...
Paige: Look, sword is stuck in the stone. You know it, I know it, the bad guys know it. Nobody's gonna get it out until King Arthur pulls it out and when that happens there'll be lots of fire works.
Piper: And when that might be?
Paige: How should I know? Maybe a couple thousand years?
Phoebe (talking about her advice column): This woman is worried about her mother marrying the wrong guy. Actually, she thinks he might be the devil incarnate.
Paige: Didn't we vanquish the devil incarnate?
Paige: What're you doing?
Piper: Trying to fix the garbage disposal. (as she looks at Richard) What're you doing?
Paige: Messing around.
Piper: Ah uh.
Richard: Sorry. I should've told you I was here.
Piper: No. Don't be silly. Paige is a big girl. She can hang out all she wants to. Not that she does...a lot. I mean...
Paige: You can stop now.
Phoebe: Oh...I'll tell you, Elise better find me a new assistant, because pretty soon she's gonna have to "Ask Phoebe" to take my foot out of her-- (phone rings, interrupting her tirade)
Piper (to Wyatt, about Excalibur): Now honey, promise me that before you ever touch this thing you'll play lots of baseball and football and do lots of other normal stuff .
Mordaunt: Welcome to your new destiny.
Piper: Oh crap.
Phoebe: We're videoconferencing. We just open our laptops, and there we are. In color.
Piper: Hmm, in each others laps.
Paige: What's wrong with the disposal, anyway?
Piper: Not disposing. Washer not washing, cable not cabling.
Piper (regarding the sword in the stone): You think you can orb this into the attic?
Paige thinking, orbs the sword in the stone to the attic.
Piper: Away from any furniture?
A loud crash and bang is heard from upstairs.
Piper (to Wyatt after he uses the sword, to vanquish Mordaunt): Okay sweetie, that's very, very good. Ah, but we need to put this thing away. So you don't take an eye out. At least untill you're 18.
Paige: So what should we do then Merlin?
Mordaunt: Oh no, my name's Mordaunt. Merlin's just a fairy tale.
Piper: Ha Ha!
Mordaunt: But Camelot was not.
Paige tries to take the sword out of the stone.
Paige: Well you can't blame a girl for trying.
Paige (attempting to orb the sword away from Piper): Excalibur!
(Piper grips the sword and prevents Paige from taking it from her.Paige is shocked.)
Piper: Don't do that again.
Phoebe: Oh Paige! You're fired.
Paige: Actually, I quit.
(Paige and Phoebe approach a demon, with axe in hand)
Phoebe: I am liking these odds.
(The demon shimmers away)
Phoebe: Her Majesty has left the building.
Paige: Or her Madness.
Mordaunt: Welcome to your new destiny.
Piper: Ahh crap.
Phoebe: The sword in the stone?
Piper: Oh you gotta be kidding me.
Dwarf: Kiss my grumpy ass!
International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Meč ve městě (Sword in the City) France: Excalibur (Excalibur) Italy: La spada nella roccia (The Sword in the Stone) Germany: Piper und die Tafelrunde (Piper and the Roundtable)
In interviews, Holly Marie Combs has stated that this was the episode they were filming when she found out she was pregnant.
This episode is known as "Queen Piper 1" in Australia.
The WB used the promo title "Charmed in Camelot" for this episode.
Phoebe: Her majesty has left the building.
This is a play-off of the phrase heard after every Elvis concert. "Elvis has left the building."
Title: Sword and the City
This is a reference to both the TV series, Sex & The City and the animated Disney film "The Sword In The Stone".
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