Season 5 Episode 15

The Day The Magic Died

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2003 on The WB

Episode Recap

It starts out with the three sisters outside looking up at the sky. Meanwhile, inside Leo is trying to rangle up all of the golden geese. They are going back inside to go to sleep, but when Piper stands up, she passes out. When Leo can't heal her, they immediatly take her to the hospital. They then learn that Piper has a form of high blood preasure, called Toximia. The doctor says that she should respond to the treatment, which is no stress and lots of bed rest. When they get home, after Piper is upstairs and resting, Phoebe and Paige discover that they have another baby gift, but this time it's a unicorn. The card says that it is from El. Paige tries to orb it, but she can't. Phoebe tries a spell but that doesn't work either. They realize that they don't have any powers. Paige walks back out of the kitchen, where she sees a demon walking up the stairs. She yells at him and he attempts to throw a fireball. But just like the girls, his powers are diminished, too. Just as he is about to throw part of the table onto Paige, Phoebe appears from the kitchen and throws one of the kitchen knives. Since there is no magic to make him dissapear, they have to hide him in the coat closet. Just as the doorbell rings. It's the girls father. He then introduces them to Doris, his new wife. They tell Victor about Piper's high blood preasure and Doris states that they are staying at the mannor. Doris says that she can help Piper. As soon as Doris, Leo, Piper, and Victor are upstairs, the doorbell rings again. This time it's a sorcerer named Cronyn. He tells them that magic has dissapeared from the world and that the only way to get it back is for them to work together. He states that they can't bring any knives, guns, or any other type of weapon. They agree, but don't trust him. They decide to make some home-made weapons. They go to the Pizzaria and meet them in one of the booths. Back at home, Leo finally spills to Piper that magic is gone from the world. Her expression is of shock, but it's not because of the magic situation, it's becasue her water just broke! She tells Leo to go get Phoebe and Paige, who are currentley fighting for their lives with thier home-made weapons. They then find out that magic won't be returned untill Piper's baby is born. They rush home.

After Leo is gone, Doris pulls Victor into the hallway, and stabs him! When she comes back into the bedroom alone, Piper asks where he father is. She tells her that he decided to go with Leo. Cronyn comes and she realizes what is happening just as the door closes.

Phoebe and Paige come home, and go into the basement where the unicorn is. Paige grinds some of the horn into a little bag. Cronyn hears them and goes downstairs. When Doris turns around, Piper grabs the vase off of her nightstand and smashes it over Doris' head. Cronyn is just about to go into the basement when he hears a crash from the stairs. Piper has almost made it to the bottom. Doris comes down behind her rubbing her head. Phobe and Paige follow cronyn to try to help Piper, but when he threatens her life with a knife, Phoebe and Paige don't no what to do. Victor, still alive from his wound, somehow mannages to get up, and push Cronyn away from Piper. Phoebe and Paige are then able to vanquish Cronyn and Doris. They clear off a table and help Piper up. Leo comes back and heals Victor with some unicorn magic. Piper gives birth to her baby, but with one surprise. It's a little boy!