Season three gets off to a lackluster start with The Honeymoon's Over, a season premiere that fails to seperate itself from any old episode. While certain elements work in favour of the hour, particularly the scenes involving the sisters bickering and/or Piper and Leo's post "honeymoon" troubles, it's business as usual in an unlikely setting - order in the courtroom please!
So Piper has been gone for a month and Phoebe and Prue are having difficulties keeping things under control, not to mention being a Charmed One down and so any demonic attack could prove fatal, what's a witch to do? One credit sequence later and Piper arrives under the belief she's been gone a day and Leo asks her to marry him. Oh and there's some boring trial going on in the midst of this already wafer thin intro and Phoebe gets a new power. ~~
There's an attempt at some drama, calling morality into question through Phoebe's inability to hide the truth from the law. Only it's never fully realised and simply amounts to overly simplified spouts between Phoebe and Prue - "I don't feel right about this." "Do you want us to get exposed?" "Uhm, no." "Good". "Oh Ok". The entire demonic storyline is about as compelling as your typical Care Bear Countdown, although it does provide one of the more entertaining action set-pieces from the show, even Piper gets a few decent moves. ~~
Final Vanquish: An underwhelming premiere that has some strong moments where Piper and Leo is concerned, but much like Julian McMahon's performance throughout, this episode fails to convince.