Season 6 Episode 16

The Courtship of Wyatt's Father

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 2004 on The WB

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  • Piper + Leo + Sex = Vomit

    It looks like Charmed is finally on the up. Three good episodes in a row? Impossible! The Courtship of Wyatt's Father is another Chris-centric episode and I've tried to ignore Drew Fuller's bad acting and instead learn to like the actual character, despite being portrayed by an actor who has all the talent of a deceased old lady.

    This episode has Gideon, who is revealed as this season's big bad, hiring a darklighter to kill Leo by sending Leo and Piper to the "ghostly plane", a place existing between life and death, and where both witch and whitelighter are powerless. Chris, meanwhile, has to be conceived soon of he'll fade away forever. Ooh, what could possibly happen next???

    Anyways, this is a very good episode which uses its "ghostly plane" setting very effectively. The blue tint on the camera is also brilliant and the deserted streets and creepy noises are all very spooky. It's good that the writers have created a big bad for the season. I can only remember around four big bads that stayed around for longer than one episode (Cole, the Source, the Triad, Rex and Hannah) and it's about time that they had a new one. Gideon is one of those old-fashioned British bad guys and Gildart Jackson is brilliant as he gets increasingly more evil as the season goes on. The Courtship of Wyatt's Father is a brilliant episode which answers a lot of questions and it's nice to see Piper and Leo back together again. Just ignore the painfully bad title...

    Rating: B+
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