Season 5 Episode 6

The Eyes Have It

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 2002 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Elise calls Phoebe after Leo talks to Phoebe about her personal problems, the house phone rings only once before going to the answering machine. Why would they set it to only one ring and especially since someone is at home?

    • The video that Leo and Piper are watching is called "The Miracle of Home Birth" yet the woman in the video is in what looks like a hospital wearing a hospital gown.

    • When Phoebe gets her big premonition, she reaches out with her left hand. When we see the premonition, however, we see her right hand reaching into it.

    • Towards the beginning of the episode when Pheobe first walks into the kitchen to have some coffee, she pours the coffee into the cup and her phone begins to ring. As she walks away she leaves the cup behind, but in the next scene where she is about to leave the house, she holds the cup in her hands and passes it to Leo. Didn't she leave the cup in the kitchen?

    • When Phoebe and Paige arrive at the hospital to try to save Lydia, Piper says she is in surgery. But when Lydia dies and Ava sees the "mulo," it is clear that she could not be in surgery. First of all, she is not wearing a head wrap or a mask, neither is anyone else, and the "operating room" has absolutely no surgical equipment. The dead patient wasn't hooked up to any machines other than the EKG.

    • When the doctor takes Piper's blood, he pulls the needle away and leaves the wound open for several seconds, and it heals on its own. But a real doctor wouldn't leave that area uncovered, they would have placed a cotton ball on it immediately after pulling the needle out.

    • When Ava is reading the spell, she starts doing it from the bottom instead of the top. Plus she starts reading it before the demon is even there.

    • TRIVIA: The spell that Ava cast is the one that the girls have used several times, but this is the first time it's worked this way - seeing the ghosts and being repeated several times as well.

    • In this episode a page from the Book of Shadows is shown with the spell they used against the Source. That spell was made by Phoebe in the episode Charmed and Dangerous. But that means that Phoebe had to write it down in the Book but Phoebe didn't do that style of page in the Book before. For example in the episode Look Who's Barking Phoebe is shown writing with a normal pen and this page shown is way more fancy.

    • When Phoebe has the big premonition, they pretend to change the future bringing Ava to the attic because she is not in the premonition. But she was clearly shown in the premonition.

    • After Lydia read Phoebe's cup, she asked Phoebe to throw it out. But the cup is shown completely empty in one shot but that next tea leaves are visible.

    • TRIVIA: Paige is shown to have prior knowledge about Gypsies and their magic.

    • When Piper blew up the demon for the first time, he was attacking Lydia with a red light. But just a second before Piper blew him up the light was gone. The light should have been there till the demon was attacked.

    • When Phoebe is levitating, Piper and Paige are shown and they are not close but in the next shot they are near each other again and yet have not moved.

    • Why are Lydia and Madame Theresa talking in English on the phone? They both know the same language and previously when Lydia found Ava she talked in their language, so why would they talk in English later?

    • In this episode Ava says that The Evil Eye is only evil to those it wishes harm, but in the season 1 episode I've Got You Under My Skin Piper read from the Book of Shadows that The Evil Eye is a black magic power. So does that mean Ava's family practices black magic?

    • TRIVIA: Phoebe's powers grow in this episode. Her premonitions are now more vivid, powerful, and it's as if she is actually in the future instead of just seeing it.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Phoebe said that she did not have a premonition in months. If you notice, since the beginning of season 5, Phoebe actually did not have a premonition in any of the episodes until this episode.

    • TRIVIA: This is the only season 5 episode before "Centennial Charmed" (Cole's last appearance) that Cole does not appear in.

    • Emmanuelle Vaugier & Tobin Bell will later appear in "Saw II".

    • When Madame Theresa is reading Phoebe's palm she doesn't even ask her whether she is left or right-handed. When reading somebody's palm you are supposed to read the hand that they don't write with.

    • As it is too often the case with Hollywood, they mistake Romanians for gypsies. The fortune teller, as well as other "Gypsy witches" are speaking what some bigwig in Hollywood thinks is Romanian - but needs subtitling for Romanian viewers. FYI, Romanian gypsies, who like to be referred to as "Rroma population", do not speak Romanian, but "Rromani", a completely different language. And not all Romanians are gypsies or vice versa.

    • When the Gypsy reads Phoebe's palm she draws lines on Phoebe's hand however when Phoebe sat down at the table the lines were already visible on her hand before they had been drawn there.

    • When Phoebe takes the gypsy's hands at the beginning of the episode, one camera angle shows Phoebe's hands on top of the gypsy's, while another angle shows Phoebe's hands under the gypsy's.

    • At Teresa's funeral the box of crackers was on top of the bananas, then it disappears in the next shot of the casket.

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: Elise, wait. Is it possible that we can postpone the radio show? Because I barely have time to write my column, let alone all the other stuff that I have to do.
      Elise: "Dear Phoebe, my career is on the fast track, I'm wildly popular, and the money is pretty damn good. What should I do?"
      Phoebe: Stop whining?
      Elise: Damn, you are good!

    • Eva (opening a box that belonged to her mother): My mother called it her treasure chest. It's where she kept precious things. (She sees a photo)
      Piper: Is that you and your mom?
      Eva (becoming emotional): She made us matching dresses for Christmas. She worked so hard to finish them in time.
      Paige: I know it's hard. My mom died ten years ago and there's still a lot of boxes that I can't open.

    • (Piper and Leo are sitting on the couch. A home birthing video is playing.)
      Piper: I need an epidural just to watch this!

    • Madame Teresa: I am Madame Teresa.
      Phoebe: I'm Phoebe.
      Madame Teresa: Yes, I know.
      Phoebe: Really? Did you read my mind?
      Madame Teresa: No, I read your column.

    • Leo: Since when are prenatal yoga and home-birthing videos your idea of a good time?
      Paige: Since I became a friendless loser with no life.

    • Leo: Okay, you guys yell at her, I'm gonna go check with the Elders.

    • Leo: Well, what happens when they check the security camera to find out why the sonogram machine blew up like it did with Phoebe's baby?
      Piper: Phoebe's baby was a demon, ours is an angel for crying out loud.

    • Piper: But magic is a part of who you are.
      Ava: No, relying on magic is what killed my mom.
      Piper: Oh, uh, Ava, I know what it's like to lose your mom, believe me, I do. But still, you can't deny who you are.

    • (Piper uses her powers on a demon - he gets thrown back instead of blown up)
      Piper: He was supposed to blow up! Why did he not blow up?

    • Piper: Wow pre-natal yoga this morning and now you wanna crash a strange person's funeral. You really do need friends.
      Paige: You're mean.

    • Paige: Uh what are you watching? What is it some kind of horror movie?
      Piper: No, it's the joys of home birthing. Strangly I'm not feeling the joy.

    • Paige: I'm just a big, fat unemployed loser.
      Piper: No, Paige, you're a big,fat, unemployed loser who saves the world.

    • Paige: Well, maybe try a different yoga instructor.
      Piper: It wasn't the instructor, it was all those women showing off their sonogram pictures. And it was just working on my last nerve. Like 'look it's Jasper's first photo and it's gonna go on the fridge in a magnetic frame that says Jasper's first photo!'

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Je to v očích (It Is in Eyes) France: Le mauvais oeil (The evil eye) Italy: Occhio per occhio (An eye for an eye) Germany: Böse Augen (Bad eyes)

    • The WB used the promo title "The Gypsy Curse" for this episode.

  • Allusions