Charmed

Season 1 Episode 6

The Wedding From Hell

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 1998 on The WB
8.1
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As Piper is set to cater a wedding, the sisters must face Hecate, a powerful demon goddess, who is preying upon a woman, her son and his fiancée, and attempting to conceive a demon child. Meanwhile, Phoebe worries that Piper may be pregnant with Jeremy's warlock spawn.moreless

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  • The Wedding from Hell

    10
    The Wedding from Hell was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Charmed. I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character and plot development as Andy finds the sisters entangled in yet another bizarre investigation. I thought Prue would be smart enough to close the window on her computer with the demon on it. It was fun to watch Piper and Phoebe work together at the wedding to try to stop the demon from accomplishing her plans. There was drama, intrigue and magic in this episode making it awesome! I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • The script from Hell...

    7.5
    Actually, as panned as this episode universally is, I think it is a slight improvement from the last. Yes, the ending is WAY too easy, and altogether ridiculous. The scene with the stripper is embarrassing, frankly, and I still haven't figured out why the sisters just watched an innocent get killed. Strange. It was also beyond predictable that the baby being born had nothing to do with Piper, of course.



    On the plus side, Hecate is a hot blonde, marking the first episode where we have an attractive female bad to oppose the sisters, which I always approve of, and there is more Rex and Hannah in this episode, which is also a good thing. Rex makes an excellent first recurring bad, and the suspense around exactly who he is and when he is going to make his move continues to build.



    Andy and Prue have an excellent scene at Buckland's here, though again, no one knows where this relationship is going, if anywhere.



    Not as bad as advertised, but no better than average.moreless
  • Am I Suddenly Watching Dynasty?

    0.3
    The worst episode of season one, The Wedding From Hell feels like a rejected plot from Passions with a bad storyline, awful dialogue and some soap opera-acting from the bad guest stars.



    The episode has Piper catering a wedding in which the bride, Jade D'Mon (groan), is in fact a demon who made a deal with her fiancée's mother to forcibly marry her son so that she could give birth to a demonic child.



    Shannen, Holly and Alyssa obviously try hard to make this episode tolerable but it's just so bad! The sisters hardly appear in it and all the guest stars look like they just aren't interested in their roles. Jade's threats towards her future mother-in-law are laughable and the actor playing her fiancée is appalling, just standing there like he's swallowed a bee. The mother acts like she's on Dynasty and the demon bridesmaids are plain bad. They all stand in one spot, growling a lot, just waiting for the sisters to vanquish them!



    The Wedding From Hell is absolute trash which looks like it cost around $5 to make. Avoid this episode like the plague.



    Rating: Fmoreless
  • Phoebe has a premonition of a demon baby being born. A demon comes back to make good on a deal made with a mother to marry her son and conceive a baby. Piper caters the wedding.moreless

    6.0
    Not great but I didn't think it was a bad as some of the other reviews thought. I have to agree that there was some pretty bad acting from the guest stars especially the the actress that played Allison and the demon bridesmaids. there were a few humorous moments like when Phoebe thought Piper was pregnent and told her that she was sorry but she had to kill her. Also when the sisters were looking thru the window at the bachlorette party and all Piper was worried about was how they were reacting to the food. it was a little strange how the demons were vaquished by Elliot just picking up the knife.moreless
  • Who hired this bunch?

    8.0
    This is actually not a bad storyline. In fact, the beginning is really good with Phoebe seeing the birth of the demon child and believing it (understandably) to be Piper's. This misunderstanding sets up some great humour later in the show. The scene where Phoebe breaks the news to Piper that she is going to have to kill her just as Prue walks in with the knife is class.



    Unfortunately, the rest of the script falls far short of this and what could have been quite a dark storyline becomes more and more of a farce, culminating in the demon bride summoning a rather laughable storm to scatter the wedding guests. This is a shame as the various threads of the story are woven together quite cleverly.



    The real problem with this episode, though, is the guest actors. They are just awful. As a number of other reviewers have pointed out, for much of the time it's like watching a soap opera. I would have to rate Elliott as the worst (sorry mate!) but his mother isn't far behind.



    No Prue and Andy action in this one, still no Leo and the only character development yet more mistrust between Prue and Phoebe. Next episode please!moreless
Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Piper Halliwell

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Phoebe Halliwell

Dorian Gregory

Dorian Gregory

Darryl Morris

Ted King

Ted King

Inspector Andy Trudeau

Sara Rose Peterson

Sara Rose Peterson

Jade D'Mon/Hecate

Guest Star

Barbara Stock

Barbara Stock

Grace Spencer

Guest Star

Deeny Dakota

Deeny Dakota

Kirsten

Guest Star

Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts

Rex Buckland

Recurring Role

Leigh-Allyn Baker

Leigh-Allyn Baker

Hannah Webster

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (15)

    • Goof: When Prue is doing a search for the poignard, she has barely started typing and we can already see the picture of the poignard on the screen, which is then seen a moment later as the result of her search.

    • Goof: When the sisters face the demons at the end of the episode Prue's bag seems to appear in her hands when her bag was clearly knocked to the floor and no effort was made to pick it up. Cut to Elliot and their is another bag on the floor, yet Prue only came into the room with one bag.

    • TRIVIA: When asked in an interview with Charmed Magazine which was his least favorite/worst episode from the entire series, this is the episode Brad Kern chose.

    • TRIVIA: This episode is the first episode to feature one of the most used expression on the show: "Cliff Notes version...". It is first said by Prue.

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -Evidence by Tara MacLean

    • In the episode "I've Got You Under My Skin", Piper told Phoebe that Chef Moore quit to open his own restaurant. If Piper knew that long before, then why was she freaking out about telling the family? Shouldn't they have already known? It is possible the restaurant never informed the family and sprung it on Piper at the last minute.

    • Allison told Elliot's mom that they were getting the marriage certificate the next day before the rehearsal dinner. In the next scene the caption reads "One Week Later", and the wedding hasn't happened yet. Why would they have the rehearsal dinner a week before the wedding?

    • In the final confrontation with the demon bride, Prue looks in her purse for the poniard- the same purse Elliot picks up off the floor, and the purse we see once again in Prue's hands even when Elliot is rummaging through it.

    • Aren't the Charmed ones supposed to "protect the innocent"? Was the stripper not innocent enough? Which also brings up the question even if they devoured the dancer completely wouldn't someone report him missing? The agency he worked for would surely know where his last job was, bringing more police attention to the home!

    • TRIVIA: Hecate calls on Asteria and Perses to summon the big storm, and in Greek mythology Asteria and Perses are Hecate's parents. Asteria is the Titan goddess of prophecies, astrology and necromancy, Perses was the Titan god of destruction and Hecate (or Hekate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, the moon and ghosts and necromancy.

    • TRIVIA: Jade's last name was D'mon, which is very close to demon.

    • If Hecate came to earth to marry a man and conceive a child that would look human, but be pure demon, then why would Hecate's baby in Phoebe's premonition look like a demon?

    • When Piper and Phoebe go running to alert the security guard about the Priest going after Jade, they aren't wearing jackets. In the next scene, after they hear the glass shatter they run out with the guard and are wearing jackets and Phoebe is carrying a purse.

    • When the boxes of Louis Jadot fall on the bridesmaids in the cellar, it's obvious that they're empty, since glass is heard clinking, not breaking.

    • When Jade summons storm clouds to block the sun, the lighting on the outdoor set of the wedding never changes.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Prue: We did that.
      Phoebe: And they'll live happily ever after.
      Piper: I wonder if we will.
      Prue: Of course, we will. Why shouldn't we?
      Piper: That's easy for you to say. You'll never greet your husband at the door with: "Honey, I think I froze the kids."
      Prue: No, I've just accidentally moved them to another zip code.
      Phoebe: But I will see them, find them, and bring them back safely. If I can ever learn to control my powers.
      Piper: If any of us can.
      Phoebe: Just think of the obstacles that Allison and Elliot have overcome. If they can do it, so can we.
      Prue: I guess true love does conquer all.
      Phoebe: Especially if you have separate bathrooms.
      (They see Andy walking towards them.)
      Piper: Speaking of true love...
      Phoebe: Ooh.
      Andy: Fancy seeing you here.
      Prue: Yeah, isn't it? (She holds up the poignard.) Uh, I wanted to give this back to you. I'm finished with it.
      Andy: How'd you know I'd be here?
      (He takes it off of her.)
      Prue: I didn't. I was gonna drop it off after the wedding.
      Andy: Aha, shall we talk about this in private, Prue?
      (Andy puts his arm around Prue and they walk away.)
      Phoebe: Do you believe in destiny? (They giggle.)
      Piper: He believes in destiny. Shh.

    • Prue: Ok, so it's time to shower, shampoo and go kick some Hecate butt.
      Phoebe: Did she just say shower?
      Piper: She did, didn't she?
      Piper & Phoebe: Hot water!

    • Jade D'Mon: Why, you little witch.
      Piper: Hey!

    • Prue: My sisters and I, we have special gifts.
      Allison: Gifts? What kind of gifts?
      Prue: Ones you can't return. Let's just say we come from an interesting kind of tree.

    • Prue: Piper, are you still in there?
      (Cut to the bathroom. Piper's in there holding up a pregnancy test.)
      Piper: I'm almost done.
      Prue: Define almost?
      Piper: Just give me another minute...or two.
      Prue: You're positive?
      Piper (whispering): I hope not.
      Prue: Piper, I cannot be late today.
      Piper (whispering): I know the feeling.

    • Rex: Prue, your, um, sister's here to see you. She's waiting in your office.
      Prue: Which sister?
      Rex: The one who upon seeing your office, said "Damn, I should go back to college."
      Prue: Phoebe.

    • Phoebe: Ok, I can't hold it any longer. Your name isn't Piper, and that's the good news. You're really Hecate, Queen of the Underworld, you're pregnant with a demon child, which means...I'm afraid I have to kill you.
      Piper: What?!

    • Prue: Phoebe, what is it that you saw exactly?
      Phoebe: Well, I-I saw the thing being born.
      Prue: Did you see Piper?
      Phoebe: Yes, I saw her legs.
      Prue: Never saw her face?
      Phoebe: No.
      Piper: Hello, bickering sisters. I'm not pregnant but I am in the room.

    • Kirsten: What part of no did you not understand?
      Piper: The non-original part?

    • Allison: Why would you help me?
      Prue: Have you ever seen that television show where the woman is an angel and she helps strangers every week?
      Allison: I love that show!
      Prue: Don't get too excited. I'm nothing like that.

    • Andy: Sorry the dead man on your driveway was such an inconvenience...
      Darryl: Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and shameless.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Prue: ...that television show where that woman's an angel and helps people.
      Prue is referring to the CBS drama Touched by and Angel and the show's main character Monica. Ironically, the show aired opposite of Charmed in the first several seasons.

    • Title: The Wedding From Hell
      .
      This is a reference to the common saying "from hell", used to describe an awful occasion.

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