Charmed

Season 8 Episode 19

The Jung and the Restless

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 2006 on The WB
8.3
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Piper and Phoebe devise a plan to recover Leo. Meanwhile, Paige rescues her new charge from a Darklighter; Billie is forced to make an important decision.

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  • The Jung and the Restless

    10
    The Jung and the Restless was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Charmed. I really enjoyed watching because the story was well written, in depth, full of character and plot development. I like how Billie was still questioning everything though Christy made her thoughts known. I liked the action, magic and intrigue through out the episode. The story played out well and I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • One more show to add to my series finale list. I have enjoyed Charmed since the beginning.

    9.3
    Charmed has been on my favorite list since it aired. I have enjoyed their characters and will truely miss it. After all these years I can\'t believe it\'s finished. It reminds me of Buffy and Angel. I\'m still adjusting to the fact that they are gone.



    Hopefully Charmed will give us a reunion or 2 in the near future. I will miss Page the most. I like her style and humour. I\'m looking forward to seeing her in a new series.



    So what will be the replacement for the Charmed series, I\'m hoping for another witch series or vampire series. I guess we just have to wait and see.moreless
  • I DREAM OF LEO

    9.0
    I dream of Leo



    Dream sequence or alternate reality? I can't decide. Don't think the writers can either. The result is somewhere between 'Dream Sorcerer' and 'My Three Witches'.



    It's a good story. Rather than have Billie turn against the Charmed Ones without question, the writers take the harder route and use Christy's cunning and conniving to convince her. At the same time, we see Piper gradually turning her sisters against Billie. It's the darkest episode in a while and the sense of foreboding is terrific.



    The trip to dreamland is a nice idea but is kind of spoilt by having the sisters work it out straightaway. Surely the point of a dream is that you don't know you're in it? Still, there are some good individual scenes: the Bay Mirror being run by children; Leo appearing as an old man. I also liked the way Billie was always hanging around in the doorway. I guess my biggest question is what do the dreams prove? Piper wants her husband back, Phoebe wants children and Paige wants to know her place in the world. Don't see how this makes them evil or even selfish.



    The subplot with the darklighter had potential and should have been given more airtime. As it was I found it hard to care whether the whitelighter lived or died. Good guest actress though.



    Scene of the week has to be where Piper and Christy confront each other at Phoebe's flat. It's not often Charmed gets this tense so top marks to cast and director. I was actually quite shocked when Piper threw that vanquishing potion.



    Whatever you may think of this arc, you have to applaud the writers for sticking with it and avoiding the temptation of filler episodes. Can't wait for next week.



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  • Billie goes into the sisters' dreams, and the sisters all end up agreeing that they must kill Billie and Christy. The show is getting there;I actually felt suspense...but things are still too rushed and it's still showing.moreless

    7.8
    This episode was better than the last few, I guess because there's less time until the finale, but it still could have been done quite a bit better, as there were some major flaws.



    Of course Piper would be the one to trust Billie and Christy the least, and she has a point...but then she also might be acting a little too quickly, especially when she threw that potion and them in Phoebe's apartment. What I don't get is why Phoebe talked to Billie instead of Paige - I mean, Billie was Paige's charge, not Phoebe's. But still a good effort I guess. I think the most horrible, disgusting part of the episode was when Christy mentioned to Billie that she was working with the Triad. Hello - the freaking TRIAD! How the heck did Billie not even flinch at that??? She had no reaction at all. Billie definitely knows the Triad is EVIL, so why did she not suspect Christy of some foul play after hearing that. There's really no answer to that other than the series has to end in less than 4 weeks now and the writers feel they have to make moves like that. That was really stupid though in my opinion. We're supposed to think Billie is okay with Christy working with the Triad but not okay with the Charmed ones wanting normal lives. Yeah, okay. Whatever. We're not retarded, sorry.



    The other big thing was Billie's decision that the wants of the Charmed Ones were something that made it okay for her and Christy to try to kill them. ????? That is retarded. Okay, first of all, Paige did absolutely NOTHING wrong - she tried to save a charge. That's doing just what she's supposed to be doing as a witch. And Piper wanting her husband back is really not that bad. Phoebe's dream was selfish yes, but still, wanting a daughter isn't something that makes her evil. The Charmed Ones are people too, they have wants...sort of like how Billie wanted stupid freaking Christy back for half the season, and put everything else aside just so she could get her back. Why doesn't someone bring that little bit of information up? Oh yeah, I guess there's no time now that only 3 episodes are left. Ugh, again, whatever.



    Also...why was Piper once again being randomly dumb? Billie pretty much told Piper how to wake up from her dream, but then Piper had to ask Phoebe what to do when they met up in the manor. At least they added in something about Phoebe's psychology background...but still the scene was pretty lame.



    The suspense was there though, which is good. Minimal time was wasted on Phoebe's stupid useless subplot, which is a major plus. And I think the biggest plus, which is really amazing and something we haven't seen lately, is the sisters being together throughout most of the episode. They worked together in their dream, tried to help each other out, and had a talk on the couches in the living room at the end of the epsisode. Nice, very nice. That is what this show should be about - the sisters being sisters, and it's nice that we got to see that in this episode. Also, way to go Paige for getting a charge, that's something we haven't seen in awhile. Now all we need is for Phoebe to have a premonition...





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  • Once again Billy and Christie justify their actions with stupidity.

    7.0
    Are they serious?? the Charmed Ones have been doing this job for seven and a half years, and they come along and dare say that they arent doing it right. This is absolutely ridiculous. As if the eighth season hasnt been painful enough, they put this mess in here. I mean, c'mon, the whole concept of the eighth season was just pitiful. We love the charmed ones, and we all wanted to see them happy with lovers and hubby's, but not at the expense of good plotlines. No one is happier than me to see Phoebe with a man that's not mortal or a demon, but with this season being the last, they cut it awful close. This forced them to butcher the relationships and force things together. And as I said before, Billy and Christy are so stupid. At least Christy has a good reason for being an evil idiot, but Billy knows what the sisters do, and have done for the world. It was just all so ridiculous. the only thing that even kept me watching was the actors, because they tried their best to work with what was given to them.moreless
Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Salek

Guest Star

Sara Downing

Sara Downing

Mikelle

Guest Star

Gordon Wells

Gordon Wells

Elderly Man

Guest Star

Marnette Patterson

Marnette Patterson

Christy Jenkins

Recurring Role

Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Coop

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Dennehy

Elizabeth Dennehy

Sandra

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Christy said that the Charmed Ones wanted to train Billie so they can make her do all the work, but in the episode Malice in Wonderland Billie offered to help them out if they taught her everything they know. So Billie shouldn't act like they used her.

    • From one shot to another, Phoebe's fingernails either have red polish on them or don't. It is especially obvious when Phoebe's nails are red when she talks to Piper, hears something and storms to the kitchen, and aren't when Phoebe enters the kitchen and finds the little girl.

    • All the children seen in various clips of Phoebe's dreams and as Piper's grandchildren, they are actually children of most of the crew working on 'Charmed'

    • Paige mentions Quentin Tarantino as someone she wants to dream about, and in real life, actress Rose McGowan starred in the 2007 film "Grind House" directed by Quentin.

    • When the girls collapsed after being put to sleep by Billie and Christy, Piper's hand was in between her legs but in a shot shown later on she has it resting on her thigh.

    • Despite Jason & Kristopher Simmons (Wyatt Halliwell) being listed in the end credits, they did not make an actual appearance in this episode.

    • TRIVIA: Billie & Christy's combined powers have advanced to the point that Christy has to only hold on to Billie's hand and channel Billie's Projection power by herself - without Billie's help.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Phoebe: Ok. What did Billie say to you at the club?
      Piper: She said something about... I kept blowing her up, and... you know... right about now that seems like a pretty fabulous idea!

    • Phoebe (talking about Billie and Christy): What are we going to do about them?
      Piper: We're going to stop them before they stop us.

    • Phoebe (hears a litte girl's voice calling out to her): Did you hear that?
      Piper: Your tall exotic lover?

    • Phoebe (about Billie & Christy): Piper, why don't you just freeze them?
      Piper: Because it wouldn't have worked.
      Phoebe: Okay so it's better to just start a war?
      Piper: Oh stop, it was one lousy potion. I just meant to scare them. I wasn't gonna take them out with that!
      Phoebe: Take them out? Why don't you say what you really mean? Kill them.
      (Piper sighs)
      Paige (from the other side of room): Girls, be nice!

    • Piper: When did you become the big sister?
      Paige: When you stopped acting like one.

    • Paige: Witch, whitelighter, wife I give up! How do I juggle all this?

    • Piper (talking to Billie after she magically appeared in the room): You know considering you want to kill us maybe you should use the front door.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Paige: Why can't I dream about someone cool like...I don't know... Quentin Tarantino?

      A reference to the famous director Quentin Tarantino, known for such films as "Pulp Fiction", "Reservoir Dogs", "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" & "Kill Bill, Vol. 2".

    • Title: The Jung and the Restless

      This is a reference to the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Plus Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology; widely known for introducing the concepts of archetype, and the collective unconscious.

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