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TRIVIA: This is the 4th time Phoebe posesses a demonic power - first was in the season 1 episode Is There A Woogy In The House?, second was season 3's Bride and Gloom,and third was in the season 4 episodes We're Off To See The Wizard, Long Live The Queen, and Womb Raider.
TRIVIA: This is the last episode of Charmed to feature a warlock (other than in flashbacks).
While Paige and Chris is scrying for witches under attack, and Gideon moves the crystal, Paige says "ooh", but the closed-caption calls her Piper.
After the shapeshifter attacked (and possibly killed) Phoebe's reporter friend at the office, shouldn't that have brought police attention to her? Everyone at her office knew she was working together with him, so shouldn't she have been called in for questioning?
How does Phoebe know where to shimmer to when she goes to the bar and kills all those demons? There must be hundreds of demons in the underworld watching such a popular reality TV show...why didn't she go on a demon killing rampage throughout the underworld? Why bother killing one bar full of voyeuristic demons that weren't even involved with the gamesmasters and their supposed plan to capture Wyatt?
How does Phoebe know where to look to be facing the screen at the end of the episode? The cameras were all hidden but she is framed perfectly in the shot.
When Gideon goes underground you can see a screen showing some images behind him. Anyway those images change several times without anyone making any changes. First we see a shot that shows the cave, then we see Gideon playing with the little camera, then we see another shot different. How is that possible?
In this episode, Paige drinks a glass of what appears to be champagne at the end; however, in the episode Charmed Again, Part 1 she told Shane she doesn't drink because she had a "problem with certain liquids." Since Piper also has a glass, even though she's pregnant, it's likely that what they're drinking is sparkling cider and not champagne.
When the darklighter came to kill Tali, he shot Chris, who then fell over the chair in front of him, seemingly unconscious. When Leo, and then Paige orbed in and the darklighter out, Chris, still out cold, had changed position in the chair.
TRIVIA: As Sigmund tries to tell the Charmed Ones the truth, Gideon stops him in his tracks and kills him.
TRIVIA: There is a reality show in the underworld, "Witch Wars", where upper-level demons have set tasks to do, in which killing witches and gaining powers from both the witches and some demons are the prize.
In this episode, Paige keeps worrying about protecting Phoebe, but whatever happened to the magical amulet which protected her past life in the episode "Pardon My Past"? They never got rid of it or destroyed it.
If Piper and Gideon are living at a school and Paige & Phoebe are always visiting them, why are there never any students around?
The demon in the beginning said that the dead good witch had the ability to shoot fire from her hands. However, in the episode "We're Off to See the Wizard" Leo sees Phoebe uses such a power and states that it is an upper level demonic power.
Regarding Phoebe's premonition...it still holds. We didn't see that much of Wyatt to really tell what kind of person he is. He could still have a darkside or resentment issues. Chris probably knew it happened before he was born because he always knew Wyatt to be the way he is. Maybe Wyatt was a cruel older brother.
[If the Elders have the power to look down and watch over things, how come they did not know that Gideon killed his assitance?] Perhaps Gideon has a secret magical barrier around the school, which prevents elders from finding out what he is planning.
Leo: So what is it we're looking for?
Chris: Any demon that could be powerful enough to be organizing the Underworld, or any demon who might be running some sort of training camp for younger demons, or any demon who could be...
Leo: So basically any demon.
Chris: Yeah. This sucks, you know that? We're running out of time here, and we've got nothing, repeat nothing, to go on.
Leo: We've faced worse.
Chris: What's worse than not knowing? For over a year now I've been looking, and you didn't know this deadline was looming, but I did. I knew every single day. That's why I was never able to relax.
Leo: Why didn't you tell us?
Chris: Because I didn't want to get you involved. I was trying to protect you.
Leo: Chris, we're your parents, we're supposed to protect you, not the other way around.
Corr (to Clea): Just be patient, my love, and together we'll rule the underworld.
Gideon (invisible): It's an old goal, but a good one.
Upper-Level Demon: Just out of curiosity, how did you come up with the idea, anyway?
Clea: Well, we can't take all the credit. You'd think demons would've invented reality television, but somehow humans beat us to it.
Paige: Phoebe is out there roaming around the world without any powers.
Chris: Without her active powers. She can still cast spells.
Paige: Great. So when the demon attacks her, let's hope that Phoebe can come up with a little rhyme just in time.
Phoebe (talking on her cell phone): A reality what? You have got to be kidding me. Alright. I'll be home as soon as I can. (she hangs up)
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): Is something wrong?
Phoebe: Kind of. Listen, thanks. I-I have to get going.
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): I was having a really good time.
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): Yeah.
Phoebe: Well, thanks again for all your help, and maybe we can talk more tomorrow.
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): Or since you're heading home, I could just come with you.
Phoebe: I'm sorry?
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): Uh, to check out your place. Look for any, you know, easy entry points. I mean, most bad guys usually attack at home.
Phoebe: Are you sure about that? Because I think I've heard-
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): I'm the expert, right?
(Phoebe grabs her purse)
Shapeshifter (disguised as Kyle): So let me just come home with you. Make sure everything is alright.
Phoebe: Yeah. Well, that's not gonna happen. See, I'm not going home. I, uh...have to go somewhere else. My fam-
(The shapeshifter could not resist it anymore. He takes out an athame and approaches Phoebe with force, attacks her, and holds the athame to her throat)
Shapeshifter (demanding): Take me to your house, witch. Now!
Piper (to Leo, about her pregnancy): You, don't touch me, you're the reason I look like this!
Male Gamesmaster: If human beings are foaming at the mouth to humiliate themselves on national television, and they are, then demons are an easy mark.
Female Gamesmaster: Upper level humans?
Male Gamesmaster: Donald Trump has his own show.
Paige puts the crystal on the floor. Demon screams. Paige removes crystal.
Demon: What did I ever do to you?!
Chris: You're sure he's a demon right?
Demon: Does that give you the right to commit unprovoked acts of violence against me?!
Paige puts the crystal on the floor.
Phoebe: See what happens when you make a play for a baby? What's the matter? Scared of me? Are ya?
Phoebe: Looks like your show's just been cancelled.
Piper: (about Phoebe)You stabbed her?
Paige: You would've too!
Chris: Yeah, she was pretty obnoxious.
Phoebe (weighing her options): Saving my nephew... or kleptomaniac demon...? I really need those books, guys.
Sigmund: How are you gonna stop her?
Gideon orbs out.
Sigmund: Thanks for sharing.
Piper: I'm trying to protect our son!
Leo: From who? The mommy and me teacher?
Tali: Who are you?
Paige: We're the Charmed...uh, one.
Leo (referring to the Gamemasters): I'm gonna kill`em.
Gideon: No Leo you're an Elder now, non-violent remember.
Leo: Watch me.
Phoebe: Paige, you're my baby sister, not my babysitter.
Paige: Oh, that's clever. You're very clever. And I'm glad that while I'm panicking, you have the time to be clever!
Paige: At least it explains how the demon we trapped today knew how the witch died, he was watching it on TV. Pretty sick.
Leo: No sicker than any other reality TV show.
International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Čaroklání (Sorcery Joust) France: Jeux dangereux (Dangerous Games) Italy: (Reality Show) Germany: (Witch Wars)
This episode aired on May 7, 2004 in Canada.
The WB used the promo title "Reality Check" for this episode.
Chris: Kind of like Survivor, only for demons.
Survivor is a reality-based game show in which people stay on an island and compete to stay to win the prize money. Once you're voted off by other contestants you lose.
Title: Witch Wars
This is a reference to the epic film series "Star Wars", created by George Lucas.
Male Gamesmaster: Donald Trump has his own show.
A reference to the highly rating reality television show "The Apprentice", in which a goup of young entrepeneurs compete to become Donald Trump's assistant.
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