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Carpe Demon
Season 7, episode 14
Phoebe and Paige meet Drake
Episode Information

February 13, 2005

Written by

Curtis Kheel

Directed by

Stuart Gillard

Production Code


Episode Guide



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"Yeah, but I don't understand why it went wrong. Why does the Sorcerer want to turn Drake into Robin Hood, of all things?"
Paige to Piper and Phoebe

Carpe Demon is the 14th episode of the seventh season and the 148th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Carpe Demon, go here.

When Paige attempts to hire a new professor for Magic School, she learns that one of the candidates, Drake, is an ex-demon who made a deal with a demonic Sorcerer to become human.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Mercury Demons


Mercury Demons

An entry in The Book of Shadows can be found about Mercury Demons. Paige looked up this specific page in order to find out more about Drake dè Mon, who recently just applied for a job at her Magic School. The only known power that every demon in this species has is Thermal Balls, which are very deadly to the victim. Drake then explains to Paige that he had renounced his evil nature in order to live a life of good.


To Reveal the Inner Demon


Drake while the spell was being cast

In order for the demonic sorcerer to become stronger he needed to obtain the powers of Drake dè Mon. Once he found out where he was hiding, at the Charmed Ones' home. He teleported himself there and chants a spell to reveal Drake's inner demon, however Piper blasted him and therefore, he couldn't finished his spell which made Drake turn from himself into Robin Hood who he had just been pretending to be.

Darkness within cannot be undone
Embrace your true self

To Vanquish a Demonic Sorcerer


The effects of the spell.

This vanquishing spell was used to destroy and kill a demonic sorcerer who had kidnapped Miss Donovan and sent Drake dè Mon to Purgatory. In order to trick him, the sisters glamoured themselves into Miss Donovans to get them into the liar, they then said the spell and he went up in the flames.

Evil blast we cannot use
The Power of Three now lights the fuse

To Bring a Sorcerer to Oneself


Paige casting the spell.

Both Piper and Paige cast this spell to find the sorcerer. Five lit candles around a round table is a requirement for this spell, as seen when Paige and Piper cast it. However, the spell didn't get any effect since his lair was protected from spells and charms.

Sorcerer of darkness, demon of fright
I call you now into my sight


  • Astral Projection: Used by Miss Donovan to show Paige her power. She later used it to try freeing herself and to Astral Project to Paige and Piper.
  • Conjuration: Used by Drake to conjure his resume. He later used it to conjure costumes for Phoebe and himself and then all three sisters and himself, his motorcycle and helmets.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige, Sandra and Kheel.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by the Sorcerer.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blast the Sorcerer.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Drake to open the Manor's front door. He later used it to free Miss Donovan.
  • Divination: Used by the Sorcerer to spy on Piper, Paige and Miss Donovan's Astral Projection.
  • Thermal Blasts: Used by Drake to attack John Normand.
  • Power Absorption: Used by the Sorcerer to absorp Drake's powers.
  • Banishing: Used by the Sorcerer to banish Drake to Purgatory.
  • Glamouring: Used by the sisters to glamour into Miss Donovans. Piper and Phoebe probably used a Spell.

Notes and Trivia

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The WB trailer.

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Billy Zane as Drake.
  • This is the second and last appearance of Miss Donovan on the show.
  • As of this episode, all four of the sisters have been on a motorcycle. Prue in the season 3 episode Just Harried, Paige in the season 4 episode Size Matters, Piper in the season 6 episode Valhalley of the Dolls Part 2, and Phoebe in this episode. Of the four, Piper is the only sister who actually drove the motorcycle she was on.
  • This is the second time when one of the sisters went out from the manor by riding a motorcycle with a guy who they barely know. In this case, it is Phoebe with Drake; before, it was Prue in the season 3 episode Just Harried where she rode a motorcycle with T.J.
  • Leo doesn't orb in this episode.
  • This is the first episode of season seven where Rose McGowan's new haircut can be seen; she'd recently cut her bangs.

References to other movies, books, mythology, etc.

  • This is the second episode of Charmed in a row with a quote from the movie Spaceballs in it. The line "That's gonna leave a mark." was said by Barf when he tried to stand up from his seat without undoing the seat belt.
  • The title is a reference to the saying "carpe diem" which is Latin for "seize the day".
  • Drake turns himself and Phoebe into Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron's characters of "An American in Paris", where Kelly's American artist meets and falls in love with a French shop girl played by Caron. The dance that Drake and Phoebe do in front of the stairs is a recreation of Kelly and Caron's dance next to the Seine, right down to the costumes.
  • Both Drake and Miss Donovan quote from the classic William Shakespeare play "MacBeth", and Drake later quotes from Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac."


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Where did the stairs go?

  • It is very obvious that the shackles with which Mrs. Donovan is held in the Underworld are way too big for her arms and she actively holds on to them.
  • When Drake (as Robin) and Phoebe leave the Manor on the motorcycle, the entrance to the house is different. There are no stairs, and you can not see the street.


Screen Caps

Episode Stills

Behind the Scenes

International Titles

  • French: Carpe Démon (~/Carp/Wrist ~)
  • French (British DVD including BeNeLux): Un prof d'enfer (A Teacher From Hell)
  • Czech: Nový učitel (New Teacher)
  • Slovak: Carpe Demon
  • Spanish (Spain): Carpe demonium (~ Demon)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Examiner demonio (Demon Examiner)
  • Italian: Il principe dei ladri (The Prince of Thieves)
  • German: Carpe Dämon (~ Demon)
  • Hungarian: Keresd a démont! (Search for the Demon)
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