Season 4 Episode 14

The Three Faces of Phoebe

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 2002 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Wiccan law says that you cannot knowingly use magic for personal gain, and when Paige gets a promotion because of the spell she cast on Carolyn, and everyone says it was personal gain. However, Paige didn't use the spell to get a promotion, she actually did it to help Carolyn. AlthoughPaige felt bad about getting the promotion due to using magic,she didn't actually use it forpersonal gain.

    • Even though she referenced Prue whilst on the stairwell with current Phoebe, why did past Phoebe not ask where Prue was? Surely the absence of Prue would have been important to her.

    • This is not the first time one of the sisters has been unknowingly involved with the Source. Previously, in Charmed Again (2), Paige's boyfriend was also possessed (although more literally) by the Source.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of four episode titles with "Phoebe" in the title. However, there is only one episode with "Paige" in the title, one with "Prue" and two with "Piper".

    • TRIVIA: For the first time, Paige manages to orb herself and then herself with her sisters, successfully from one place to another.

    • TRIVIA: Old Phoebe confronts Cole about his "secret" that she knows he's hiding from present day Phoebe.

    • When Cole starts fighting Kurzon toward the end of the episode, you can see there's no blood on the knife when there should be, since he had just stabbed Old Phoebe.

    • During the scene where Phoebe is wistfully staring at Balthazor's face in the Book of Shadows, a "How to Summon Balthazor" spell is immediately visible to the left of it. In the season 3 episode "Look Who's Barking", Phoebe is seen placing pictures of Balthazor's human form on that same page, but the summoning spell is a few pages after the Banshee's page.

    • In the beginning of the episode Piper makes a big breakfast for everyone saying that they vanquished the Source the night before, but when Paige gets her promotion she says she cast the spell on Caroline last week, which was also the night they vanquished the Source.

  • Quotes

    • Paige: Oh good, breakfast, I'm starving! Leo: Yeah its the orbing, it burns a lot of calories.

    • (Leo has just orbed out)
      Phoebe (just waking up): Does he have to do that so brightly?

    • Piper: This demon didn't even seem to know who we were, which by the way I find insulting.

    • Leo: The Source's death has created a power struggle in the underworld, and killing you means direct ascension to the throne.
      Piper: Ugh.

    • Paige: I did the rhyme, I will do the time.

    • Paige: What about little Phoebe? She went back to her time with all this knowledge of the future. Won't that cause complications?
      Piper: I doubt it. The minute she starts talking about magic, Grams will do some hocus pocus to erase all that knowledge.
      Paige: That's nice.
      Piper: That's Grams.

    • Leo (about to orb Little Phoebe to somewhere safe): Come on, take my hand. (She walks over to him) Now hold on tight.
      Little Phoebe: Are we going on a plane?
      Leo: No, but you might see some clouds.

    • Little Phoebe (about Cole): Wait, you mean he's our prince? The one who sweeps us off our feet?
      Piper (laughing): Prince?

    • Piper (to Phoebe): Having problems with geriatric you?

    • Little Phoebe (blocking her ears): Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...
      Piper: Honey, you have to listen to me.
      Little Phoebe: Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
      Piper: We're just trying to help.
      Little Phoebe repeats the song. Piper groans.
      Leo: She's your sister.
      Piper: Yeah, don't remind me.

    • Cole: Who are you?
      Old Phoebe: Maybe this will refresh your memory. (she walks over and slaps him across the face) You bastard.

    • Cole: Why did you summon her?
      Phoebe: That's between me

    • Phoebe: Having a little trouble with young Phoebe?
      Piper: Yeah, enough to make me reconsider having children. Maybe we should just lie to her again.
      Phoebe: No. I think I have an idea.
      She turns to Little Phoebe.
      Little Phoebe: Stay away from me or I'll sick Prue on you.
      Piper: Oh, yeah, don't go there.

    • Phoebe: I'm going to knock some sense into me!

    • Old Phoebe: Nobody's gonna take you seriously until you stop dressing like a tramp.
      Phoebe: A tramp? That is so 'in' right now.

    • Little Phoebe: I'm ten, I'm not stupid. Grams!
      Little Phoebe runs out of the attic.
      Piper: Wow, I do not miss that.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Tři podoby Phoebe (Three Appearances of Phoebe) France: Face à son destin (Facing her destiny) Italy: I tre volti di Phoebe (The three faces of Phoebe) Germany: Die Frage aller Fragen (The question of all questions)

    • For this episode, Samantha Goldstein (young Phoebe) was nominated for the 2003 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Comedy or Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under".

    • This episode scored 4.7 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Three Faces of Phoebe

      This is an allusion to the novel "The Three Faces of Fascism".

    • Title: The Three Faces of Phoebe

      This is a reference to the movie "The Three Faces of Eve", about a woman named Eve that had Multiple Personality disorder, causing her to have three, very separate, personalities.