Season 1 Episode 7

The Fourth Sister

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1998 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Piper said that neither her or Phoebe had trouble finding a man. If she really thought that, why did they have to cast the spell to meet a man in the episode "Dream Sorcerer"?

    • The flyers Leo posted for the missing cat, Kit, state that the girls live on 7571 Prescott Street. This number later changes to 1329 Prescott Street.

    • TRIVIA: Alyssa Milano is no longer last in the credits for the main cast, she now is listed third behind Shannen and Holly.

    • TRIVIA: Kali is actually the name of the Hindu goddess of destruction and rebirth.

    • Just before Aviva is going to set Prue on fire, Piper walks in on her. Aviva says she was looking for the bathroom and Piper tells her that it's down the hall and to the right, but Aviva goes to the left.

    • TRIVIA: The spell to summon Kali was "Come to me, Kali. I conjure thee, Kali. Come to me, Kali. I conjure thee, Kali".

    • When Prue is in Aviva's room she opens the closet door, the mirrored reflection shows Prue in front of a closed closet door, not an open closet door.

    • When Prue finds Aviva's diary, she reads a few sentences aloud, about how much she hates lying to the Halliwells, but they don't match the words shown in the shot of the page. The sentence about lying to them is at the very bottom of the page.

    • Prue calls Phoebe and tells her not to let Aviva out of her sight after finding out she's using black magic. Yet when Aviva asks Phoebe if she can go upstairs and rest, Phoebe lets her.

    • TRIVIA: Rebecca Balding, who plays Aunt Jackie in this episode, appears from seasons 4 to 8 as Elise Rothman (Phoebe's boss at The Bay Mirror newspaper).

    • TRIVIA: The Halliwells' home phone number is revealed as 555-0198. This is also the number that appears on their TV in the season 3 episode "Sin Francisco" when Piper buys a sculpture among many other objects.

    • When Andy picks up the popcorn, Piper freezes him and Leo. Though, when Aviva walks over to them two, you see Andy's hand move while frozen.

    • Aviva leaves her sweater in the sun room but later we see it in the kitchen.

    • When Kali appears while Phoebe is sleeping we see her in the mirror and along with Phoebe's bed. We do not however see Phoebe asleep in the bed, instead the bed is empty and has been made.

  • Quotes

    • Aviva: Come to me Kali. I conjure thee Kali. Come to me Kali. I conjure thee Kali.
      (In the mirror, Kali appears.)
      Kali: I'm here Aviva.
      Aviva: It's been over a week.
      Kali: I know. Be patient Aviva.
      Aviva: But I've done everything that you've asked. I've followed the Halliwell sisters. I know their every move.
      Kali: Which will all become valuable in good time. You must trust me. You must make them want you as badly as you want them.
      (Aviva looks at the closet.)
      Aviva: I talked to my mom today.
      Kali: How is she?
      Aviva: I don't know. She's better...I think. I miss her.
      Kali: She's gonna be so proud of you.
      Aviva: Yeah? I hope so.
      Kali: Are you ready to receive your power?
      Aviva: (giggling a little) You know I am.
      Kali: Remember, it's a sacred power. If I give it to you, you must use it only as I say.
      Aviva: I will. I promise.
      Kali: Very well. Reach for the mirror. Put out your hands. Feel the power. (Aviva reaches her hands towards the mirror. Aviva's hands begin to glow. She receives the power. Her hands stop glowing and she puts them down.) You know what to do. Go to Phoebe, Piper, and Prue.
      (Aviva grabs her coat and leaves. We see flames in the mirror. Kali appears as her evil demon self.)

    • Phoebe: Aviva!
      Aviva/Kali: Hello Phoebe. How's the arm?
      Phoebe: You're not Aviva!
      Aviva/Kali: You're not kidding!

    • Piper: So you know... it's not like either one of us has a problem finding guys...
      Phoebe: Please.
      Piper: So if one of us got Leo, it'd be ok with the other one.
      Phoebe: Absolutely.
      Piper: So we can just consider this a friendly competition.
      Phoebe: Sibling rivalry.
      Piper: War.
      Phoebe: Exactly!

    • Piper: Hungry?
      Leo: Uh.
      Piper: Oh, it's on the house.
      Leo: You're big on food, aren't you?
      Piper: Uh...
      Leo: No, that's good. You know, actually, in the Mayan culture the cook was second in the hierarchy only to the medicine man.
      Piper: Mayans? You know about Mayans? Well, you certainly are a handyman, aren't you?
      Leo: Uh, so, does Phoebe work here too?
      Piper: Phoebe? Work? No, no, no, she's probably at her gay and lesbian group right about now. So what'll it be?

    • Phoebe (to Leo about Piper): Oh, that's just Piper. She's got to be everyone's mom. Think of her as your mom, I know I do.

    • Phoebe: Leo, come here. (She wipes milk off his lip) Got milk?

    • Piper: Phoebe you've always had breasts.

    • (Phoebe walks in the living room and sees Leo looking in the fireplace and likes what she sees.)
      Phoebe: My Santa, you've changed.

    • Aviva: I like mirrors; they never lie to you. They always tell the truth whether you like it or not.

    • Phoebe (about Leo): Oh. Quite possibly the finest glutes in the city.
      Piper: In the state.
      Phoebe: In all the land.

    • Aviva: Thanks for the dress
      Phoebe: No problem, it's Prue's...

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Spain: La Cuarta Hermana Czech Republic: Čtvrtá sestra (Fourth Sister) France: La quatrième soeur (The fourth sister) Italy: Lo specchio (The Mirror) Germany: Schwester der Nacht (Sister of the night)

    • This episode scored 6.6 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: Got milk?

      Got Milk? is an American advertising campaign encouraging the purchase of cow's milk which was created by the advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993 and later licensed for use by milk processors and dairy farmers. It has been running since October 1993. The campaign is credited with putting life back into milk sales nationwide after a 20-year slump.

      These ads would typically feature people in various situations involving dry or sticky foods and treats such as peanut butter. The person then finds himself in an uncomfortable situation due to a full mouth and no milk to wash it down. At the end of the commercial the character would look sadly to the camera and boldly displayed would be the words, "Got Milk?".

      The slogan "got milk?" was licensed to the National Milk Processor Board (MilkPEP) in 1998 to use on their celebrity print ads, which included celebrities from the fields of sports, media and entertainment, as well as fictional characters from TV and film such as The Simpsons and Batman, posing in print advertisements sporting a "milk moustache," employing the slogan, "Where's your moustache?"

    • Title: The Fourth Sister

      A reference to the three Halliwell sisters plus the addition of Aviva, who believes she can become the fourth sister witch.