Season 3 Episode 19

The Demon Who Came In from the Cold

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Why were 3 demons sent to distract the sisters? Even without the distraction if the sisters attacked the demons they wouldn't have been able to destroy them without the potion, as when the demons first appeared it took time Leo to get the potion to the girls. The demons could have just shimmer in the basement and took Pirelli for like 5 seconds. Which brings the next question - why two upper-level demons will go to retrieve a mere mortal who is unconscious? There was no need for both Cole and Tarkin to take him and shimmer out with him.

    • Prue tells Phoebe that she saved the Belthezor flesh because in the back of her mind she felt they may need it(implying she never fully trusted Cole)However, that doesn't really make sense since she believed he was dead for the first month and had no reason to be concerned about him attacking them!

    • The piece of "Belthazor flesh" Prue takes from the freezer is supposed to have been there for months yet it is clearly not frozen when she drops it on the table.

    • If Piper can't freeze anything that's not in the same room or area, then how could Frank Perelli be frozen when he was in the car?

    • Piper is surprised when Prue opens the freezer door to reveal the Belthazor flesh, but as she is the cook in the family she should have seen it since it was right in front of the freezer.

    • In this episode, Cole says that demons can't track his shimmer if he ends up in the mausoleum, but the Seekers were able to track him in the season 3 episode "Death Takes a Halliwell".

  • Quotes

    • Cole: Where's the prophet?
      Phoebe: In the safest place you know.
      Cole: The mausoleum...
      Phoebe: Wrong. (Throws the potion down and destroys Cole who turns out to be Vornac)

    • Piper: Just when we're about to find out who the real killer was, the pager goes off, so this better be an emergency.
      Phoebe: Well, I'm the real killer, I just vanquished Cole's brother.

    • Phoebe: Shouldn't I get to protect one part of my life, and say this magic doesn't screw with - this I get to keep?

    • Cole: You just vanquished my brother.

    • Phoebe: Some poor street prophet, he was ranting about the Brotherhood—
      Leo: Brotherhood? Of the Thorn?
      Cole: Yeah. I was a member…am a member.
      Piper: What does that mean? What does he mean?
      Leo: You should've told us.
      Cole: I've done a lot in the last hundred years. It's going to take a while to catch you up.

    • Phoebe: I just vanquished Cole's brother.
      Prue: Whoa, this is so much better than the movie.

    • Piper: Can't we ever save the world at a decent hour?

    • Prue: You know, the voting together thing would be very cute, if it wasn't so annoying. I think from now on your votes should count as one.
      Piper: I bet you would think differently if we were voting with you.

    • Piper: Wait, so Cole is risking his life for stock portfolios?

    • Piper: Well, since plan A is going so well, I would like to hear about plan B...assuming that you have one.
      Prue: I've got part of it in the freezer.
      Piper: In the freezer?

    • Cole (about the mausoleum): That's the second safest place I know.
      Phoebe: What's the safest?
      Cole: With you.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Démon, který přišel z chladu (The Demon Who Came In from the Cold) France: La confrérie (The brotherhood) Italy: Doppio gioco (Double cross) Germany: Die Bruderschaft (The brotherhood)

    • This episode scored 3.5 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Demon Who Came In from the Cold

      This is a reference to the 1965 movie The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, that was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by John Le Carre.
      This could alo be a reference to the the season 3 episode The Dad Who Came In From The Cold of the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in which actor, James Read (Victor Bennett) played Jimmy Olsen's father.