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Charmed Again, Part 1
Season 4, episode 1
4x01-PowerOfThreeReborn
The Charmed Ones are Reborn.
Episode Information
Airdate

October 4, 2001

Written by

Brad Kern

Directed by

Michael Schultz

Production Code

4301801

Episode Guide
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All Hell Breaks Loose

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Charmed Again, Part 2

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Charmed Again is the first part of the season 4 premiere and the 67th overall episode of Charmed.

Summary

For a complete plot of Charmed Again, Part 1, go here.

Piper and Phoebe grieve Prue's death and struggle with the demise of the Power of Three, until they discover their long-lost sister Paige, and so does the Source, who decides to kill Paige before she could reconstitute the Power of Three.

Cast

  • Piper Halliwell
  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Cole Turner
  • Darryl Morris
  • Shane
  • Inspector Cortez
  • Patty Halliwell
  • Victor Bennett
  • Penny Halliwell
  • The Oracle
  • The Source of All Evil
  • Shax

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Co-Stars

Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

To Call a Lost Witch

Callla

The spell in the Book of Shadows

This spell was cast by Piper Halliwell in hopes of bringing her recently deceased sister, Prue, back to life. It requires you to put rosemary, cypress and yarrow root into a silver mortar. The outcome of the spell actually contacted Paige Matthews, and it came out as a form of a newspaper, about Prue's obituary.

Power of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies
Come to us who call you near
Come to us and settle here.
Blood to blood, I summon thee
Blood to blood, return to me.

To Summon the Dead

4x01-PiperSpell

Piper attempting to cast the spell.

This spell was used twice by Piper Halliwell. Not long after the funeral of Prue Halliwell, a distraught Piper goes up to the attic in hopes of communicating with her deceased sister, however, Penny answers the call instead. She used it a second time to summon Grams and eventually, Patty.

Hear these words
hear my cry
Spirit from the
other side
Come to me
I summon thee
Cross now the Great Divide.

Spells

To Call a Lost Sister

4x01-LostSisterSpell

Piper casting the spell.

This spell, was used and created by Piper Halliwell. It is a combination of the Dominus Trinus spell and what is desired. The last two lines of the original one are replaced with the fact that Piper wanted to bring her sister back to life, however it doesn't work and therefore fails.

In this night and in this hour
I call upon the Ancient Power
Bring back my sister
Bring back the Power of Three

To Send One Away

4x01-SpellPhoebe

The spell being cast.

This spell was used by Phoebe Halliwell and Penny Halliwell in order to remove Inspector Cortez from the manor after catching them using supernatural magic. The spell at the end, sends him off to Timbuktu, in which Cole retrieves him later on the next day.

Take him back
Take him away
Remove him now
Don't let him stay
We call the spirits to help undo
And send him off to Timbuktu'

Shax Vanquishing Spell

4x01-SistersVanquishShax

The sisters using the spell

This spell was used, at first by Phoebe Halliwell by herself, when protecting an innocent known as Paige Matthews. Cole weakened him enough to the point Phoebe was able to chant the spell, and wound him. It was cast once again, however Piper and Paige chanted it with her, thus reconstituting the Power of Three and vanquishing Shax once and for all.

Evil winds that blows
that which forms below
no longer
may you dwell
death takes you
with this spell

Powers

  • Flaming: Type of Teleportation used by The Source of All Evil.
  • Premonition: Phoebe got a Premonition in which she saw Shax attacking Paige.
  • Glistening: Type of Teleportation used by the Demonic Bounty Hunters.
  • Electrokinesis: Used by the Demonic Bounty Hunter to attack Cole.
  • Energy Balls: Used by Cole to vanquish two Demonic Bounty Hunters. He later used it to attack Shax.
  • Whirling: Type of Teleportation used by Shax.
  • Aerokinesis: Used by Shax to attack Paige, Shane and Cole.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige and Leo.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by Cole.
  • Divination: Used by the Oracle to know about the present and the future.
  • Wisping: Type of Teleportation used by Penny and Patty.

Terms

  • Window of Opportunity: The Window of Opportunity is a mythological window where a newly empowered witch has 48 hours to decide whether to use their powers for good or evil.
  • Hybrid: A hybrid is a magical being born from two species. The second one was introduced in this episode. Paige Matthews is a witch/whitelighter hybrid, the first hybrid seen in the show of two magical species.

Artifacts

Notes and Trivia

  • Less than a week has passed since the events of All Hell Breaks Loose.
  • Prue's actual death is never shown. Leo simply explains that he only had time to save one sister, and chose Piper. Though later on in the series it is said that when he got to them Prue had already moved on.
  • Rose McGowan joins the regular cast playing Paige Matthews.
  • Piper does not use her Molecular Immobilization and Molecular Combustion powers.
  • Phoebe doesn't use her levitation power in this episode.
  • Paige's half-Whitelighter orbing power manifests in this episode.
  • This is the first episode of the series that Shannen Doherty does not appear in. On The WB's "Previously on Charmed" segment, she was shown only once, in the scene where Phoebe meets Cole in The Honeymoon's Over, and otherwise excluded completely.
  • Also, Prue never appears in the show again, except for the back of a stunt double and as a dog in the Season 5 episode Cat House.
  • Yancey Arias who portrays Inspector Cortez in this episode, appeared in a previous Charmed episode. He appeared as a bidder in the Season 1 episode, The Wendigo. However, he was uncredited.
  • This is the first two-hour/two-part episode of the series.
  • This marks the start to two-hour/two part Season Premieres. This continued until Season 7's A Call to Arms, which reverted to the one-hour format.
  • The cloud sequence in this episode is a re-used shot from the season 3 episode, Blinded by the Whitelighter.
  • The opening credits were omitted in this episode and replaced with a 10 second title card of a glowing triquetra and the title, "Charmed". This would be done one last time for A Witch's Tail. However, on the British Channel E4, the opening credits were remade in a new style and the cast list scene before Prue's funeral were altered to fit the new changes.
  • This episode starts the trend of the word Charmed being used in the title of the episodes.
  • The background music used in this episode and a few season 5 episodes was used a few years ago in the unaired pilot of Buffy when Giles shows her the Vampyr book.
  • It's stated in this episode that Paige doesn't drink due to it having been problematic in the past. This is one of a few facts that will remain consistent throughout the show and will be mentioned again several times from this episode up until almost the final episode.  Although she does asks where the cider is on one occasion.
  • This episode was supposed to air a week earlier than it did but due to the events of 9/11 its time was pushed back.
  • It is often argued by fans that Phoebe's premonition power should have been dormant before the power of three was reconstituted toward the end of the episode. This is the only witch power used in the episode as Paige's orbing comes from her Whitelighter side and is not connected to her Charmed powers.
  • This episodes shows us one of only three occasions throughout the whole series where Phoebe has a premonition triggered by touching one of her sisters. The first was in Which Prue is It, Anyway? where the premonition gets triggered by Phoebe touching Prue and the last will be in Styx Feet Under when Phoebe touches Paige's dead body.
  • On the French version, Piper and Leo call Cole "tu" (the familiar form of "you") for the first time, showing that they now fully trust him. Also, Phoebe sends Cortez to Kuala Lumpur to rhyme with "un petit tour".
  • This episode scored 6.0 million viewers.
  • The newspaper Paige reads tells us that Prue died on a Thursday. It also tells us that Prue graduated with honors.
  • Demons can sense The Source's aura, so that they are reminded of his power and reach. If a demon focuses on The Source's aura, at least if he's an upper-level demon, he will know where The Source is, but The Source will know who's looking.
  • After Shax's vanquish, Paige says before leaving "What have you guys turned me into?" which is coincidentally nearly the same sentence Prue pronounced when she first discovered her powers in Season 1 Premiere "Something Wicca This Way Comes". However, Prue said to Phoebe "You turned me into a witch!"
  • This episodes uses Dutch angles multiple times, particularly during scenes in the Manor. This was likely used to show the sense of inbalence caused by Prue's death.

Glitches

  • When Paige reads Prue's obituary, the last, visible sentence shown incorrecty spells Prue's name as "Pru".
  • In this episode, Shax and The Source look noticeably different from their first appearances in All Hell Breaks Loose. The Source here is dressed in black, and his hands appear to not look red.
  • Also, while Phoebe was casting the Shax Vanquishing spell, Shax was able to attack Cole but in All Hell Breaks Loose when she was casting the spell Shax's attack went back on him. That is because they had lost the Power of Three.
  • When Paige orbs out to dodge Shax's attack, his aerokinetic bolt leaves a scorch mark, this doesn't really make sense.
  • During the scene where Shax is about to be vanquished for good Piper says "We'll we're about to find out" (talking about Paige really being a witch)'. If you watch closely you'll notice that Holly's mouth stays closed.
  • When Darryl is talking to Phoebe about Cortez, Brian Krause's (Leo) arm changes positions between shots.

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Promotional Photos

Episode Stills

Videos

Quotes

Piper: I'm not angry. I am pissed off! Don't you understand? You healed the wrong sister! You saved me because I'm your damn wife, and you should've saved her because she was the best! Because she... you should... Why did they put us through so much for it to end this way?

Piper: No, Leo, I won't. I don't want to do this anymore, okay? It-It's over! You can tell them that we buried their precious Charmed Ones when we buried our sister.

Paige: Yeah right. "Hi. I think your Mom might've abandoned me at birth. What's for dinner?" No. I don't think so.

Piper: No. You were trying to get yourself killed, which is what this family does best is get killed. Isn't it obvious by now that our only destiny is to die? And you are making it way too easy for them, Phoebe. You are just walking right into it!

Grams: All right, fine, you've caught us. Congratulations. So, what are you going to do about it? shoot us?
Phoebe: Easy, Grams! Not all of us are dead, remember?

Phoebe: Uh, er, we... call the spirits, to help undo, and... send him off to... Timbuktu! (Inspector Cortez disappears) Woah, it worked!
Piper: Timbuktu? You send him to Timbuktu?!
Phoebe: All right, well, it was the only thing that I could think of that rhymed with "undo"!

Cole: And I thought my family was screwed up. (Piper glares at him)

Phoebe: It's not enough. Shax was just the messenger. We need to get The Source.
Paige: The source of what?
(Phoebe and Piper exchange nervous glances)
Piper: Of All Evil.

International titles

  • French: Les liens du sang - 1ère partie (The Ties of Blood - 1st Part)
  • Czech: Znovu čarodějky, 1. část (Charmed Again, Part 1)
  • Slovak: Nové spojenectvo, 1. časť (New Alliance, Part 1)
  • Spanish (Spain): Embrujadas de Nuevo, Parte 1 ('Charmed' Again, Part 1)
  • Spanish (British DVD): De Nuevo (Again) [joined to part 2]
  • Russian: Vnov' Zathcarovanniye (Pervaya tchast) (Charmed Again (First Part))
  • Italian: Il Ritorno del Trio, Parte 1 (The Return of The Trio, Part 1)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Las Hechiceras Otra Vez, Parte 1 (Charmed Again, Part 1)
  • Serbian: Ponovo Zacarane, prvi deo (_ Charmed, First Part)
  • German: Die neue Macht der Drei (The New Power of Three)
  • Hungarian: Újra hárman 1. rész (Three Again Part 1)
Previous Episode:
All Hell Breaks Loose
Next Episode:
Charmed Again, Part 2
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

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