Season 1 Episode 9

The Witch Is Back

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 16, 1998 on The WB

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  • The Witch Should Have Stayed

    I'm not usually a massive fan of episodes where the sisters learn something about the Halliwell line as the writers, for the most part, just bore me to death with tedious "reunion" moments with old relatives etc. Thankfully, the first "mythology" episode managed to keep me half awake.

    The Witch Is Back sees Prue accidentally releasing a warlock from a locket. The warlock was put inside the locket by Melinda Warren, one of the Halliwell ancestors, and the sisters summon her to trap the warlock back where he belongs.

    It is nice to see the sisters talking to one of their family members about magic but it's annoying that Melinda didn't really teach them anything new about "the craft", instead just walk around with the world's most obvious push-up bra and ask such painfully unfunny questions such as "what's a zoo?" Shut up Melinda!

    That is the most annoying thing about the episode. The constant questions asked by both Melinda and Matthew drag on and on and weren't even funny in the first place. There also seems to be a lack of a story throughout the episode. Story developments are dragged out for ages and the Matthew/Rex and Hannah team-up goes nowhere.

    A pretty forgettable episode which only annoys you more on closer inspection, obviously one to avoid.

    Rating: C-
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