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Battle of the Hexes
Season 8, episode 8
8x08-040-billie
Billie transforms into a feminist superhero.
Episode Information
Airdate

November 13, 2005

Written by

Jeannine Renshaw

Directed by

LeVar Burton

Production Code

62015-08-164

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Battle of the Hexes is the 8th episode of the eighth season and the 164th episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Battle of the Hexes, go here.

The Charmed Ones are given their first Homeland Security case by Agent Murphy, going through cold case files. Billie discovers a belt in one of the boxes and can't help but put it on. Meanwhile, Paige gets a new charge and meets Henry Mitchell for the first time, and Piper is worried that P3 will go out of business.

CastEdit

  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Billie Jenkins
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Henry Mitchell
  • Zira
  • Speed
  • Smitty
  • Tai
  • Tai's Minions (with Tai)
  • Sollal

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Special Musical GuestEdit

Co-StarsEdit

Magical NotesEdit

CallaLostWitch

The entry in the Book.

Book of ShadowsEdit

To Call a Lost WitchEdit

Power of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies
Come to us who call you near
Come to us and settle here.

Magic School Book Edit

GoldenBeltofGaeaEntry

The entry in a Magic School Book.

Golden Belt of Gaea Edit

The Goddesses' gift to Hippolyta...
endows women wearing it with
transcendent powers...

To Release the Golden Belt of Gaea from a WomanEdit

For all the world to work as one,
In harmony it must be undone.

PotionsEdit

  • Zira's Potion - Brewed by Zira for Tai.
  • Phoebe made several potions trying to free Billie of the Golden Belt.
  • Piper and Phoebe made an Invisibility potion and a reversal potion to make Leo invisible and visible again.

PowersEdit

  • Tai shimmering in.
  • One of Tai's minions shimmering in.
  • Two more of Tai's minions shimmering in.
  • Billie pulls out a taxi door.
  • Billie pulls out the front door of the Manor.
  • Billie makes Leo invisible.
  • Piper tries to blast the Belt off of Billie.
  • Zira shimmering out.
  • Billie using Hyper Speed.
  • Tai attacks an Innocent with a lightning bolt.
  • The Innocent is attacked with another lightning bolt.
  • The Innocent girl is attacked with a lightning bolt again.
  • Another lightning bolt is thrown at the Innocent.
  • Tai throws a lightning bolt at Billie.
  • Billie telekinetically deviates Tai's lightning bolt.
  • Billie dodges another one of Tai's lightning bolt by using Hyper Speed.
  • Billie throws a lightning bolt at Tai.
  • Tai shimmering out.
  • Billie using Hyper Speed.
  • The Golden Belt of Gaea suggests to Piper and Phoebe to turn against men.
  • Billie using Hyper Speed.
  • The Golden Belt of Gaea suggests to Billie's female classmates to turn against men.
  • Billie releases a wave of telekinetic energy to break free from the Crystal Cage.
  • Billie using Hyper Speed.
  • Billie vanquishes a male Demon, using Electrokinesis.
  • Tai is vanquished by another lightning bolt.
  • Sollal is vanquished by Billie's lightning bolt.
  • Paige orbs the book with the spell to release the Belt to her.
  • Paige orbs the Belt around Zira's waist.

ArtifactsEdit

  • Crystal of Kasimar - A powerful crystal mentioned by Sollal.
  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for scrying. Phoebe used it to scry for Billie.
  • Book of Shadows - The Halliwell Family's magical tome. In addition to spells and potion recipes, the Book of Shadows contains information on warlocks, demons, and other supernatural beings. It was created by their ancestor, Melinda Warren, and was passed down every generation.
  • Crystals - Used by Piper and Phoebe to trap Billie in a Crystal Cage.
  • Golden Belt of Gaea - a powerful belt that contains multiple powers.

BeingsEdit

Magical BeingsEdit

  • Zira - a demonic sorceress. She wanted to use Billie to kill male demons so she could rule.
  • Sollal - a demon who helped Zira.
  • Tai - an Upper-level demon who commanded several Low-level demons and was hoping to gain more powers.

MortalsEdit

  • Henry Mitchell - a parole officer who helped Speed, Paige's charge.
  • Speed - Paige's charge. He is a future whitelighter and was forced to rob a liquor store.
  • Smitty - a guy with connections. Piper wanted him to book a band for P3, but she got so irritated by him that Leo had to pursue him. They went golfing together.

Notes and TriviaEdit

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Charmed 8x08

Battle of the Hexes WB Trailer

  • This is Ivan Sergei's first appearance as Henry Mitchell.
  • This is Jennifer Tung's second appearance on the show. Previously she played the powerful demon Klea, member of the Brotherhood of the Thorn in the season 3 episode "The Demon Who Came in from the Cold".
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    Holly with Christy.

  • The scene at the end with Piper, Billie and Phoebe at P3 was directed by a 13 year old girl, named Christy who has Cancer. Access Hollywood gave her the chance to see her favorite actress, which happened to be Holly Marie Combs. The director, LeVar Burton let her sit in on this scene and call action. The whole experience for her was planned since about the start of Season 8. So her name could have possibly been used for inspiration for Billie's sister, Christy Jenkins.
  • When Zira is shown the page in the book depicting the Belt of Gaea, it is clear when compared with the other page that it has been added to the book (the page is discoloured, whilst the other is white).
  • The WB used the promo title "Battle of the Sexes". This is also the title of the episode in Latin America.
  • At the end of this episode Paige is seen in her bed with a teddy bear at her side.
  • When walking in the street with a newly transformed Billie, Phoebe mentions having been turned into a mermaid, a mummy and a genie. ("A Witch's Tail, Part 1", "Y Tu Mummy Tambien", "I Dream of Phoebe")
  • This is the fourth time that the line "it's almost anticlimatic" has been said. It was first said by Rex Buckland ("Wicca Envy"), then The Source ("Charmed and Dangerous") and then again by Zankou ("Scry Hard"). This time it was said by Zira.
  • Paige's line "Who are we, Charlie's witches?" in the beginning of the episode was a reference to the TV show Charlie's Angels, which also stars 3 women. A similar joke was used in season 7 by Phoebe when refering to her and her sisters as "Brody's Angels" later in that season agent Kyle Brody would go on to fall in love with Paige who made the joke in this episode.
  • Liz Phair is the final musical act played at P3.
  • In an audio commentary, Kaley Cuoco claims that her costume for this episode was originally supposed to include a blue cape. It was said in an article that Kaley Cuoco had burst into tears upon seeing the costume she was expected to wear, but came around due to support from her three fellow female leads. Whether this is more rumour than fact is unknown, however Kaley did voice contempt for the outfit on her audio commentary for the DVD.

GlitchesEdit

  • In the book the demons find at Magic School, Hippolyta is misspelled "Hippolytal".

Photo GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

Quotes Edit

Phoebe (talking about Agent Murphy): He's got a case files for us.
Paige: A case? What are we, Charlie's Witches? We don't work for him.
Phoebe: Well, apparently he seems to think that we do. Especially reminding me over and over that he bailed us out of our little jam.
Piper: That's blackmail.
Phoebe: No, That's your taxpayer dollars at work.
'Paige': I have to go deal with a charge.
PhoebeNo, no, no, no, no, no, no. You are not dumping this in my lap, missy. I'm very busy too. I have dates, lots and lots of dates.
Piper: Are you trying to get pregnant again?
Phoebe: No. I'm trying to find love. So he wants us to go though boxes to see if we can find anything.
PiperHow many boxes? (on seeing them &al.) You have got to be kidding me.... You know, Agent Murphy  can't make us do this on a weekly basis, it's boring.
PhoebeWell, if he does, we'll just turn him into a frog or something.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: La femme est l'avenir de l'homme (Woman Is the Man's Future)
  • Czech: Souboj kouzel (Battle of the Haxes)
  • Slovak: Vojna pohlaví (War of Sex)
  • Spanish (Spain): La batalla de los maleficios (The Battle of the Hexes)
  • Spanish (Latin America): La guerra de los sexos (The War of the Sexes)
  • Serbian: Bitka Polova (Equality Battle)
  • Italian: La battaglia dei sessi (The Battle _ Session)
  • German: Yin und Yang (Yin and Yang)
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