Charmed

Season 6 Episode 1

Valhalley of the Dolls (1)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 28, 2003 on The WB
8.2
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Phoebe and Paige search for Leo after Paige accidentally causes a "chipper" Piper to have amnesia, but the sisters soon learn he is being held on the mythical Island of Valhalla. Unfortunately they have no idea that it's because of Chris and his mysterious plans. Meanwhile, Phoebe discovers she is now an empath, and the dangers of this newfound power; Paige gets a job walking dogs and realizes one of the canines is actually a human.moreless

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  • Valhalley of the Dolls (1)

    10
    Valhalley of the Dolls (1) was a perfect season six opening episode of Charmed and I really enjoyed watching because the story was interesting and entertaining. There was action, intrigue and drama. It was interesting to learn more about Leo's position as well as see Paige inadvertently find a possible innocent to save in one of her new charges. I was very entertained and found a few interesting aspects to the first episode of the sixth season of Charmed. I certainly look forward to watching how the story unfolds!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Charmed: Wariror Witches

    7.0
    Many fans carried their resentment of season 5 over into season 6, with many anticipating another season of magical tomfoolery. In a select minority, I happen to think that season 6 is one of the most consistent seasons the show has to offer, with some classic Charmed on hand, and its worst episode nowhere as awful as season five's barrel scraping.

    With all of that said and done, season six starts off competently enough, with a lot of the plot seeds planted during last year's finale at the forefront. It's not exactly riveting stuff at first glance: Piper losing her memory, Phoebe gaining a power, and Paige having a dog hump her leg for the best part of an hour; things do start off a bit on the slow side.

    Where the hour excels is during its visually impressive scenes at Valhalla: watching Leo try out his best Russell Crowe impersonation is definitely a new look for the Elder. And while Chris on paper seems an intriguing addition to the show (and firmly - and refreshingly - in grey territory; he's willing to help the sisters but has no problem killing a being of light), Drew Fuller lacks the chops to animate the character. He makes Rose McGowan look like an Oscar Award Winner.

    The hour, in general, looks great. The show has clearly been given a hefty budget for the year and the writers and director make full use of a flashier Charmed than we're used to: effects work is solid and the general direction is impressive.

    Zippy one-liners, some neat set-pieces and a very intense finale make it worth the watch. Phoebe channelling Piper's rage and then attacking Leo definitely made up for having to put up with Phoebe ''being very annoying'' (hey, Paige's words, not mine).

    A good start.moreless
  • Vile Valkyries

    4.0
    Valhalley of The Dolls, Part 1-Phoebe and Paige search for Leo after Paige accidentally causes a "chipper" Piper to have amnesia, but the sisters soon learn he is being held on the mythical Island of Valhalla. Unfortunately they have no idea that it's because of Chris and his mysterious plans. Meanwhile, Phoebe discovers she is now an empath, and the dangers of this newfound power; Paige gets a job walking dogs and realizes one of the canines is actually a human.

    Ehw. What is it with these writers and these over the top 2 parters that don't make any sense!? "Valhalley of The Dolls" (....dear God, even the titles are starting to suck at this point!) sees the sisters' becoming Valkyries to save Leo, whose trapped on Vahalla while Phoebe gets a new power and Piper's all chipper and then loses her memory. I don't where to begin, the plotholes and contrivances in this episode are many!! So apparently Chris sent Leo to Valhalla, yet it seems you need an amulet or to be orbed there. Okay, but how is Chris powerful enough in the first place to send Leo there? Also, we saw Chris blow Leo up in orbs, how does this make sense? Speaking of Chris, Drew Fuller continues to bore on screen, his interaction with the sisters is suppose to be new and exciting yet it's just dry and forced. Why is it that the sisters just accept Chris astheir newwhitelighter? When they should be more considered about finiding out why he's here and what he's keeping from them. I swear if Prue was still around she wouldn't trust Chris without getting all the facts. Also, how is it that Chris can kill Valkyries and not be punished for i? he's a murder yet the Elders don't kilp his wings or even alert the sisters of Chris'plan. Seriously, these are the guys that once sent the sisters to the future after getting a guy to step in some poop yet they can't stop a rogue whitelighther? Plothole much!/

    Anyway, Phoebe gets a new power, Empathy and I swear the only thing good about this development is that we get past references to "Primose Empath". But beside that, Phoebe just becomes an annoyance throughout telling everyone how they feel before they can get a chance to tell her. Although, I do like the scene where Phoebe channels Piper's anger and starts beating the crap out of Leo.But what is up with her lunch date with that DJ? What happened to Jason and why the h*ll is she even mad about him standing her up when she's already in a relationship? Makes. No. Sense! Not to mention makes Phoebe look like a you know what! Paige spends most of the episode getting humped by dogs as well as other dog-related jokes that she becomes the punch line of. Poor Rose, I'm sure this was when she started to regret the series getting picked up! ha! Also, poor Holly, considering she doesn't have much to do in this episode or Part 2. She's either one-dimsional happy go lucky mom or a literally a blank slate when Paige accidently erases her memory. Sure, we got that brief moment where seeing Leo starts to bring her back to herself but it was mostly Phoebe, especially when she's channelling what Piper's anger toward Leo. Speaking of Leo, he seems to be the only competently written character in both Parts. Here he is just a bada$$ fighter and seems to be the only character making sense of the situation. Even Darryl is made to look like a fool when the sisters steal. his. soul! I mean jeeze, what's next!? Sigh....on to Part 2.....moreless
  • An Okay episode, but not one I would watch alot.

    8.0
    Ok, Valhalley of the Dolls (1), was an okay episode for me. It was a bit slow for a Charmed season opener and definitely not what I expected. Especially after the last scene in the fifth season-finale I though this episode would be like a masterpiece but I was very disappointed. I hope the rest of the season picks up, otherwise I reckon it will be a boring season of Charmed, which hurts me saying that because Charmed is one of my favourite shows. So please Charmed make some better episodes this season because this episode was a real let down.moreless
  • Piper deals with the pain of losing Leo.

    8.5
    This episode mainly focuses on Piper trying to forget/not think about Leo, because it's too painful. Actually, she doesn't even have to do that, everyone else has taken care of that, by making her chipper from Leo's side and even erasing her memory from Paige's side.

    I liked the comment Chris made that if anyone should be protecting themselves, it would be him from Wyatt. If I hadn't seen the series before, I would've wondered why. I love these little clues. But what I don't get is why Chris needed Leo out of the picture. To give writers a reason for Leo to doubt Chris for half the season?

    The sisters looked hot in their leather outfits.

    I didn't really like Phoebe's new hairdo. Or her new power for that matter.

    Overall a good episode, the ending was filled with emotions, it was intense. I loved that.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Right before Paige throws the potion at Darryl, his shirt is tucked in, but when his spirit gets up, the spirit's shirt is untucked.

    • When Myst came into the attic, using the portal, Chris had a pen top in his mouth because he was writing something down. But when Myst is shown, then it goes back to Chris the pen top is gone. What did he do with it, swallow it?

    • TRIVIA: As of this episode, Phoebe's hair is cut short.

    • TRIVIA: As of this episode, twins Jason & Kristopher Simmons have taken over the role of Wyatt (unofficially), but they aren't officially credited with the role until halfway through season 8.

    • TRIVIA: Phoebe has a new power: empathy - meaning she can feel what others are feeling.

    • TRIVIA: When Paige tries to scry for Leo, using something belonging to him, it doesn't work. Paige realizes that the only thing that would work is Wyatt, and it does, as the crystal lands on the Island of Valhalla.

    • TRIVIA: Wyatt uses his newest power: telekinetic orbing. While in his playpen, he orbs the other baby's pacifier into his mouth.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Phoebe walks in on Paige scrying for Leo using a map of San Franisco, a map of the World and the Solar System)
      Phoebe Where exactly are you trying to find Leo? Jupiter?

    • Phoebe: Piper! Hi! You're never gonna believe this. I think I have a new power. It would certainly explain a lot of my weird behaviour lately like why I wanted to date Chad, why my advice has been so amazingly accurate. I know, this is huge, right? Huge. So what's my new power you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Um, do you remember that empath we helped a couple of years ago? That guy that could feel what other people were feeling?
      Chris: Uh, Phoebe...
      Phoebe: Just a sec. I think that's what I am now. An empath. I am an empath. That's my new power. Or at least an advancement of my premonition power, I don't know.
      Chris: Neither does she, I'm afraid. Know that is, anything. Paige erased her memory.
      Piper: Can you blow things up too?

    • Paige (about the dog): Don't tell me you can read his feelings now, too.
      Phoebe: No, but if I start licking your toes, run.

    • Paige: I can only deal with one whacked-out sister at a time.
      Phoebe: Got it.

    • Paige (to Phoebe): Who are you calling? Spells R' Us?

    • Paige and Phoebe orb into the street where Darryl was capturing a suspect and he sees them.
      Darryl (to the criminal): Wait here.
      Criminal: Yeah, like I'm going anywhere.

    • Phoebe (about Leo's outfit): What was up with that skirt?
      Paige: At least it wasn't plaid.

    • Piper: Phoebe have I told you about your new do? It looks fabulous!
      Phoebe: Okay, very chipper.

    • Phoebe: If Piper ever does get her memory back, she's gonna kill you.
      Chris: Why?
      Phoebe: Because she hates wearing those silly costumes as much as we do.

    • Phoebe: If Leo did do something to block Piper's pain, how do we unblock it without him?
      Paige: Magical laxative.
      Phoebe: Okay, eww.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title:
      This is a dual reference: "Valhalla" is the name of the Norse heaven where Valkyries, women on winged horses, spirits of the dead, bring the souls of warriors after death. Valley of the Dolls was also a book written in the 1960s about the intertwining lives of a few women and their experiences with sex and drugs, and in 1967 was turned into a movie with the same name.

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