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Charmed
Season 2, Episode 20
MonkeysMain
Dr. Williamson testing on monkeys.
Episode Information
Air date May 4, 2000
Written by Constance M. Burge and David Simkins
Directed by Craig Zisk
Production Code 4399041
Credits
Matthew Glave Dr. Curtis Williamson
Jim Davidson Evan Stone
Milt Tarver Dr. Jeffries
Susan Martino Lucy
Jack Maxwell Barry
Dierdre Holder Nurse
Gary Douglas Kohn Benny Ritter
Karen James Sally "Bones" Dopler
Lina Patel Doctor
Ken VerCammen Malek
Brad Everett Young Tabloid Photographer
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Astral Monkey is the 20th episode of the second season and the 42nd overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Astral Monkey, go here.

A doctor, who treated Piper when she was dangerously ill with Oroya fever, has been trying to uncover the reason for her miraculous recovery and accidentally acquires the powers of all three Halliwell sisters during a blood transfusion. In a desperate effort to save his dying sister, the doctor uses his new powers to harvest organs from former jail ward patients. Prue and Phoebe help Piper put an end to the doctor’s violent house calls. However, the doctor soon starts to go insane from the weight of his powers in his mortal body, and the Charmed Ones must make a tough decision... Meanwhile, Prue gets a job photographing a handsome actor and ends up in the tabloids.

CharactersEdit

Characters in bold appear for the first time in the series.

Magical NotesEdit

PotionsEdit

  • Power-Stripping Potion: The sisters used power-stripping potions to remove their powers from the monkeys. Piper offered one to Williamson, but he refused and attacked her, forcing her to kill him.

PowersEdit

  • Telekinesis: Used by Monkey Prue to bring a banana towards her twice and to inject Dr. Williamson with the sisters' blood. Accidently used by Dr. Williamson to send some blood bottles flying, smashing them against the wall and to smash a computer. He also used it to fling Benny Ritter, the sisters and to fling two buzzsaws towards them. Used by Prue to fling Dr. Williamson, his scalpel and to stop a buzzsaw.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Accidentally used by Dr. Williamson to freeze a doctor and used by Piper to freeze an approaching saw, a doctor, a nurse and a patient, Dr. Williamson's secretary and some reporters. Used by Monkey Piper to freeze the banana. Piper also froze Dr. Williamson, but he fought out of it.
  • PremonitionUsed by Dr. Williamson to see his brother-in-law have a heart attack before it happened. Phoebe used it to see that Dr. Williamson had telekinesis.
  • Astral Projection: Used by Monkey Prue to astral project onto the set where Prue was working, gained by Dr. Williamson but never used.
  • Adjusting: Used by Dr. Williamson to resist Piper's power.
  • Orbing: Type of teleportation used by Leo.

ArtifactsEdit

  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for scrying. The Charmed Ones try to scry for witches to find Dr.Williamson but it fails because he is not one.

BeingsEdit

MortalsEdit

Featured MusicEdit

"Then The Morning Comes" by Smash Mouth
"Letting The Cables Sleep" by Bush

Notes and TriviaEdit

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WB's promo

  • The title of this episode is likely based on Astral Projection and the monkeys from the hospital.
  • Dan does not appear in this episode.
  • It is revealed in a conversation with Evan Stone that Prue knows aikido at this point. This probably contributed to the amazing fighting skills she will demonstrate in the next season.
  • Prue gets a new car, a black 2000 BMW X5.
  • In this episode Phoebe trains the monkeys for: one to cover his eyes, another his ears and the last one his mouth.  This is also a reference to the phrase 'Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil', which in Japanese culture is symbolised by three monkeys, one covering it's ears, one covering it's eyes and one covering it's mouth. In "Sense and Sense Ability" the sisters get infected by a magical monkey and each lose one of their senses.
  • Dr. Williamson's appearance towards the end of the episode is nearly the same as when Cole gets possessed by the Source: sweaty, bloodshot eyes. This is likely because mortals can't handle having magical powers.
  • Neither Prue nor the doctor use Astral Projection, but the monkey with Prue's powers does.
  • We see here Dr. Williamson getting "infected" with magic. In "Hulkus Pocus", the consequences of mixing magical and mortal blood are shown again.
  • On the streaming website, Netflix, the ending song is changed.
  • This is one of the few episodes without evil beings in it.
  • It's interesting to note that this episode and Awakened, the two episodes that Dr. Williamson appears in, there are no evil beings. 

GlitchesEdit

  • When Dr. Williamson freezes the other doctor who walks into his lab, the frozen doctor can be seen moving and it is fairly obvious that he is not frozen.
  • When Piper pulls out the list of jail patients from her pocket, it is different than the list from the computer which the sisters printed in the hospital. Piper said there was a "Dr. C. Williamson" however on the paper from the hospital it was written only as "Dr. Williamson".
  • One of the nurses describes Dr. Williamson as "clairvoyant" for predicting his brother-in-law's heart attack however Clairvoyance is actually the power to receive premonitions of the present. This mistake is made again by Margaret Henderson in "Soul Survivor".

GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

QuotesEdit

Piper: I got another letter from Dr. Williamson.
Phoebe: Williamson? Isn't he the specialist that treated you for Oroya fever?
Piper: That would be him.
(Phoebe opens the pantry.)
Phoebe: Oh that was months ago. What does he want?
Piper: He wants me to come in for blood work so he can make sure I'm cured.
Phoebe: An angel brought you back to life. Trust me, you're cured.

(Phoebe's kneeling down with her head in the closet throwing clothes out on the floor. Leo orbs in and kneels down really close to Phoebe.)
Leo: (thinking it's Piper) Ever done it on a cloud?
Phoebe: I don't know, does a feather bed count?
(Leo quickly stands up.)
Leo: Uh, Phoebe. I thought you were Piper.

Prue: Yeah. Exactly like this. Wait, is this the same Dr. Williamson?
Piper: Yeah, he's been sending me requests for weeks and he called this morning and said he wanted to see me.
Prue: What?
Phoebe: Wait, you didn't tell me he called you.
Piper: Well, there was nothing to say. I hung up on him. Do you think he found out about our powers?
Prue: B.o.S.
Phoebe: B.o.S.? Oh, Book Of Shadows! Book of Shadows!

Piper: Okay, then, so what are you suggesting? (Prue and Phoebe look at each other.) You guys wanna vanquish him? You can't be serious, he's, he's not a demon, he's a human being.
Prue: Not anymore.
Piper: But, okay, we can't use our powers to punish anyway you know that.
Prue: Piper, we're not punishing, alright, we're saving lives. All you have to do is freeze him.
Piper: And then what? You're gonna move him in the path of an oncoming bus, drop a building on him, kill him? (Leo walks in.) Leo, tell me you found something, anything.
Leo: Sorry. I don't think there's any way out of this one.
Piper: I don't believe this.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Médecine occulte (Occult Medecine)
  • Italian: Le Tre Scimmie (The Three Monkeys)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Macaco Astral (Astral Monkey)
  • Spanish (Spain): Mono Astral (Astral Monkey)
  • Spanish (Latin American) Transfusión Hechizada (Charmed Transfusion)
  • Polish: Astralna Małpa
  • Russian: Obez'yanka iz astrala (Monkey From the Astral)
  • Czech: Astrální projekce (Astral Projection)
  • Slovak: Nebezpečná krv (Dangerous Blood)
  • Serbian: Astralni Majmun
  • German: Hexenblut (Witch Blood)
  • Hungarian: Asztrál majom (Astral Monkey)



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