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Written by: Monica Breen & Alison Schapker
Season 4, Episode 13
Episode No. 79
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe and Paige carry an unconscious Piper in, who has scratches over her face. They put her on the floor and sit beside her.]
Phoebe: Honey, Piper, Piper, come on, it's time. Can you wake up? Can you do this? You can do it, come on.
Paige: Maybe we should call Leo.
Phoebe: No, we can still make this plan work.
(The Source flames in. He walks slowly over to the girls.)
The Source: Seems almost anti-climatic after all this time, doesn't it? Say hello to Prue for me.
(A ball of fire appears in his right hand. He throws it at Paige and she orbs out before it can hit her. Piper gains consciousness.)
Phoebe: Piper, now. Now!
(Piper blows up the Source, but straight away gets put back together.)
Paige: Crystals, circle!
(The crystals on the table orb out and orb back in on the floor in a circle surrounding the Source. Four electric bolts surround him. He throws a fire ball and it rebounds off the electric bolts, vanquishing him.
[Cut to the underground. The Source's cave. The Source and the Seer are there. The Seer's eyes are white from looking into the future. They return to normal.]
The Source: Well? What did you see?
Seer: I saw your demise.
The Source: My demise? That cannot be.
Seer: You know how powerful my visions are. More so even than the Oracle's were and more accurate.
The Source: You mean to tell me that with all the powers at my disposal, all I've learned about them, in the end I still lose? How is that possible?
Seer: The Charmed Ones' power will simply be greater than yours. I mean no disrespect. I only speak of what I see.
The Source: Then the only way to change what you see is to obtain more power, the ultimate power.
Seer: But that's forbidden. The Hollow has been banished for all eternity, if you unleash it, we all could die.
The Source: If I don't prevail what difference does it make?!
Seer: There must be another way.
The Source: No! With the Hollow I will render witches powerless. Then I will destroy them. Even if it means destroying us all.
[Scene: Manor. Dining room. Piper and Leo are sitting at the table. Piper slides a sheet of paper over to Leo.]
Leo: Do I really need to think about this now?
Piper: Because the Source has already killed one of us. And if god forbid it happens again we want to be prepared. You should be honoured that if we don't make it we're leaving you everything.
(Phoebe and Cole run in.)
Phoebe: Hey guys! Guess what?
Leo: What makes you think I'm gonna out live you anyway?
Piper: Leo, you're an angel, literally. Which means short of a Darklighter, you win most likely to survive.
Phoebe: Oh! Speaking of surviving, Source bulletin, this just in.
(She holds up a piece of paper.)
Piper: Honey, just sign the freakin' thing. (Cole whistles.) What?
Cole: Phoebe has something she'd like to say that actually might affect what you're doing here.
Phoebe: Thank you, honey. We nailed the Source vanquishing spell. (She hands Piper the piece of paper.) Our ancestors. That's what we were missing. If we could draw the magic from the entire Halliwell line...
Piper: We might have enough power to vanquish the Source.
Piper: This is good! This might work.
Leo: I'll go tell the Elders. (He orbs out.)
Piper: Hey! You did not sign this!
Phoebe: Oh, honey, are you still on that last will and testament kick? I gotta tell you, it's very, very morbid.
Piper: No, it's very, very responsible. Prue did it and thank god she did, 'cause if she didn't we'd still be dealing with lawyers. (to Cole) No offence.
Cole: Oh, none taken. I've come to terms with my evil past.
Phoebe: No, I know what you're saying but I have a really good feeling about this, okay? No one is gonna die any time soon.
(She touches Cole and has a premonition. In it, a demon throws a fireball at Phoebe but Cole takes the fireball instead for her.)
Cole: You right?
Phoebe: Yeah, um, I just have the hiccups. (She hiccups.) Ooh, see? Uh, Piper, can I talk to you for a minute in the kitchen?
Piper: Sure. (They walk into the kitchen.) Phoebe, with or without the Source I still need a will. Especially if I'm gonna start a family.
Phoebe: This isn't about the will. This is about a premonition that I just had that I don't want Cole to know about.
Piper: What do you mean? Why not?
Phoebe: Because I just saw him jump in front of a demon to take a fireball for me, that's why not.
Piper: A demon? What kind of demon?
Phoebe: One with a half a face.
Phoebe: Yeah, so we have to figure out who the demon is and vanquish him before Cole...
Piper: What if we need Cole to ID him? I mean, the Source probably sent this demon.
Phoebe: That's exactly my point. He's gonna wanna stay close to protect me.
Piper: Well, honey, that's what you do for people you love.
Phoebe: I know, Piper, but he's human now, it's not like he can fend off a fireball.
Piper: Well, you can't you talk to him?
Phoebe: No, I've tried. He's not gonna sit by the sidelines, it's not who he is.
Piper: So you're not gonna tell him?
Phoebe: The attack happened in the attic. So I'll just keep him out of the house until we can ID the demon.
Piper: Alright, it's your relationship, it's your call. I'll let Paige know what's up. As long as you're sure.
[Scene: South Bay Social Services. Paige, Darryl and a woman are in a room.]
Paige: Trust me, I'm sure.
Darryl: The judge just wants to hear the truth, that's all.
Paige: Everything is gonna be okay.
Woman: Yeah, but once he hears about all the awful things I've done.
Paige: Done as in past tense.
Woman: My past is why I lost custody of my son in the first place.
Paige: Look, we're not gonna pretend that you weren't in an abusive relationship or that you didn't go to rehab.
Woman: It's just that I made so many mistakes.
Paige: Oh, honey, look. Your ex is out of your life, okay? You've been clean and sober for almost two years now and you've held down a steady job at a police station no less.
Darryl: You've changed, that's all that matters.
Paige: The judge just cares about who you are, not about who you were. And that's what's gonna help you get your son back. (Paige's phone rings.) Oh, excuse me. (Paige leaves the room.) This is not a good time I'm in the middle of something important.
Piper: (whispering) Does a half a face demon qualify as important?
Paige: He's there now?
Paige: Well, then no, that doesn't qualify.
Piper: (whispering) Phoebe had a premonition and not a good one.
Paige: I know why I'm whispering, why are you?
[Cut to the manor. Piper's on the phone in the dining room. Phoebe and Cole walk into the foyer.]
Phoebe: So it keeps making like this brrr-brrr noise.
Cole: But it's not even your car.
Phoebe: No, but I don't want Piper to be driving it and have it break down. Look, if you can just take it to the mechanic and have him look at it, that would be great.
Piper: (from the dining room) Phoebe, that thing you were talking about, day thing or night thing?
Cole: What thing?
Phoebe: It's nothing important.
Cole: There's nothing wrong with Piper's car, is there?
Cole: But you want me to leave, don't you?
Cole: And you don't wanna tell me why?
Phoebe: If you could just give us a couple hours and don't ask any questions. Please, please.
Cole: You'll tell me later?
Phoebe: I promise.
Cole: All right. (She gives him a quick kiss and he leaves.)
Phoebe: I love that man.
Piper: (on the phone) Paige, look, this could be the attack we've been waiting for. You need to come home now.
[Cut to Paige.]
Paige: But Phoebe's premonition happened at night, right?
Paige: Okay, well, you know how long I've been working with Caroline. I promised her I'd be at the hearing today.
Piper: Okay, fine, but you need to come home as soon as you can.
Paige: Okay. (She hangs up. Darryl and Caroline come out of the room.)
Darryl: So we're gonna meet outside the court room at 3:00, right?
Caroline: Paige, is everything alright?
Paige: Peachy. All you have to do is relax and by tonight your son is going to be with you.
Caroline: God, I don't know what I'd do without you. You're my angel.
Paige: Oh. (She hugs her.)
[Scene: An ancient burial ground. Good and Evil are there playing chess. Good is wearing a white robe with a halo above her head. Evil is wearing a black robe. Good is sitting in front of the board, meditating. Evil is standing near by.]
Evil: Make a damned move.
(Good opens her eyes.)
Good: You're just mad because good is winning.
Evil: No, just bored, standing there watching you think.
Good: A-a-ah. Patience is a virtue.
Evil: Oh, I have been plenty patient. Three thousand, five hundred years patient.
Good: Hmm. (She points her finger at the board and a piece moves to another square.) There, happy now?
(Evil moves a piece across and smashes Good's piece. Good frowns.)
Evil: Now who's winning.
(The Source flames in. Good stands next to Evil.)
Good: You need to leave immediately. This place is an ancient burial ground.
The Source: I know that. Thank you.
Evil: With all do respect, you are not allowed to be here.
The Source: Have you forgotten who I am? Whose side you're on?
Good: There are no sides. We protect all magic. That was the agreement.
(The Source throws a fireball at Good and vanquishes her.)
The Source: The agreement's just been revoked.
(Evil throws an electric bolt at the Source and he falls to the ground. When he stands back up, his hood flips back to reveal his greenish-yellow skin and his mutilated face, showing that he is the demon from Phoebe's premonition.)
Evil: Please. The Hollow is a threat to us all. Its power is too great.
The Source: That's exactly the kind of power I need.
(The Source pushes him across the room. The Source goes over to a large door. He struggles to open it. A rectangular box is floating in the middle of the room. He makes it float over to him. He walks over to Evil.)
Evil: No, please don't. The Hollow consumes powers!
(The Source opens the box and millions of black bee-like creatures fly into Evil through his eye sockets. The Source closes the box.)
The Source: Now you'll be able to consume powers. And give them to me.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Phoebe are there looking through the Book of Shadows.]
Phoebe: So, we found a demon with half a body but no demon with half a face.
Piper: Well, we do have a resident demonologist living in the house.
Phoebe: Yeah, we've had that conversation.
Piper: Alright. You keep looking, I'll go get some coffee.
Phoebe: Okay. (Piper leaves the room and Evil appears.) Piper!
(Evil throws an electric bolt at Phoebe and she is thrown against a mirror. It smashes and she falls to the floor. Piper runs in.)
Phoebe: Piper, blow him up! (Piper tries to blow him up but it doesn't work.)
Evil: Thank you.
(She spots a knife on the table and runs for it. Evil blows up a sewing machine in front of her. She grabs the knife and throws it at Evil. It gets stuck in his neck and vanquishes him. The black bee-like creatures fly away.)
Piper: Phoebe, did you see that? Phoebe? (Phoebe falls on her stomach, showing large pieces of glass stuck in her back.) Phoebe!
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe and Leo are there. Leo pulls the glass out of Phoebe's back. He starts to heal her.]
Piper: What's taking so long?
Leo: She almost died, that's what's taking so long.
(He heals her. Phoebe looks up.)
Leo: Easy, easy.
Phoebe: What happened?
Piper: One very mean demon.
Phoebe: And did you get him?
Piper: Yes. But, uh, something else got away. And that's not all. (She picks up a vase and hands it to Leo.) Throw this. Just do it. (He throws it in the air and she tries to freeze it. It smashes on the floor.) My powers are gone.
Phoebe: It stole your powers?
Piper: Stole, ate, absorbed, I don't know. The only thing I do know is that I gotta get them back.
(Piper walks over to the Book of Shadows.)
Phoebe: I don't understand. We vanquish a demon and then lose our powers. How does that work?
Leo: That thing must have absorbed your powers somehow although I don't know how.
Phoebe: Oh, well, with the Source lurking around.
(Piper turns to a page in the Book of Shadows.)
Piper: That's him, this is him. "Guardians of the Hollow" ring any bells?
Leo: That's not possible.
Piper: Why not, what is it?
Leo: Because the Hollow is something that consumes all magic good or evil and both sides agreed to guard it. That thing must have been the Hollow, it must have taken over the demon.
Phoebe: Well, then how do we get it to regurgitate?
Piper: Hmm, there's no mention of a vanquish here.
Leo: You can't vanquish it. The last time it was unleashed it nearly decimated all magic, all things.
Phoebe: The last time it was unleashed?
Leo: Eons ago. Good and evil had to join forces and use their strongest magic and even then all they could do was contain it.
Phoebe: Okay, so if good and evil are seeing eye to eye on this one, who let it out?
Piper: The Source.
Leo: If he was desperate enough.
Piper: Which means he won't stop at just my powers, he's gonna send another demon for yours and Paige's.
Phoebe: The demon with a half a face, see if he's in the book.
Leo: Well, even if you could use your powers you wouldn't be able to because they just steal them.
Phoebe: Then how do we stop him?
Piper: We'll use potions instead. I'll make one to replace my exploding power.
Leo: Okay, you better get Paige. You're gonna need the power of three. I'll go check with the Elders.
(He orbs out.)
Phoebe: On a scale from one to bad...
[Cut to Paige outside the court room. Darryl is standing beside her.]
Paige: This is very bad. Something must have happened to her.
Darryl: She seemed pretty shaky this morning, you don't think she...
Paige: No. No way, she wouldn't sabotage this, not when she's come so close to getting her son back.
Darryl: Yeah, well, I believe you, but what the judge?
Paige: God, I hope her ex didn't find her. (Her phone rings and she answers it.) Caroline? Oh, hey, Phoebe. Look, I'm gonna need more time... Oh... Okay, I'm on my way. (She hangs up.) I gotta go.
Darryl: You can't just leave. You're the only reason why she's getting a second chance.
Paige: Well, now it's up to you. I have to go, it's a demonic emergency. A big one.
Darryl: Okay. What do you need me to do?
Paige: I need you to postpone the hearing for a couple hours.
Darryl: You know better than that. You can't just postpone legal proceedings, there are- there are forms to file, lawyers...
Paige: Pleased, Darryl. Can you please pull some strings and buy us some time? If we don't help her there is no one who will.
Darryl: Okay, I'll try.
Paige: Thanks. Just keep paging her, trying her at home, we have got to find her.
[Cut to the manor. Kitchen. Piper and Phoebe are making a potion. Phoebe hands Piper a feather.]
Phoebe: Here you go, one owl feather.
Piper: Do you think I jinxed us? With the will? Maybe it wasn't such a great idea.
Phoebe: Actually, I'm beginning to think it was a very smart idea.
Piper: That's not so funny.
Phoebe: Trust me, I know.
(Cole walks in.)
Cole: Hi. Am I back too soon?
Piper: Uh, we need his help. No time to be evasive.
Cole: Help for what? Look, it's obvious you're making a potion so what is it you're not telling me?
Phoebe: Um, I had a premonition. A demon attacked and you jumped in front of a fireball to save me.
Cole: What? You can't keep these things from me.
Phoebe: I was just trying to protect you.
Cole: Well, that's not a good enough reason.
Piper: Uh, hate to interrupt but maybe we should talk about the demon.
Cole: What'd he look like?
Phoebe: Creepy, half face, and his good side has tribal markings, a little bit like...
Phoebe: A little bit. Do you know who he is? Does he work for the Source?
Cole: He doesn't work for the Source, Phoebe, he is the Source. His face was disfigured in the battle that brought him to power. Only upper level demons have seen him. You should have told me.
Piper: So he's the one that released the Hollow.
Cole: The Hollow? What do you mean released?
Phoebe: It already attacked us. It took Piper's power.
Cole: Well, then you'd better figure out a way to beat the Source without your powers otherwise...
(Piper's potion explodes.)
Piper: Already on it.
[Scene: Underworld. The Source's cave. The Source and the Seer are there. The Source blows up a pot and then freezes the shattered pieces in mid-air.]
The Source: The witch's powers are impressive.
Seer: Nevertheless, do you think it's wise to have extracted them from the Hollow? There could be repercussions.
The Source: Damn the repercussions, Seer! I won't stop until I have all three of their powers coursing through my veins. You understand me? (He unfreezes the pot.) I can't risk going against them myself, until I do.
Seer: No one wins while the Hollow runs free.
The Source: I control the Hollow.
Seer: For now. But the more magic it absorbs, the stronger it becomes. And the more you extract from it, the more it corrupts you until it consumes all things including you.
The Source: Unless you wanna face eternity as a pile of ash, I suggest you stop questioning me and do as I say!
(The Seer bows her head. The Source summons a Darklighter. The Darklighter kneels down.)
Darklighter: How can I be of service?
The Source: I want the Charmed Ones, Darklighter.
Darklighter: But my arrows don't kill witches.
(The Source picks up the Hollow box.)
The Source: But they do kill Whitelighters. I want you to kill theirs so he can't heal them anymore. (He goes over to the Darklighter and opens the box. Millions of bee-like creatures fly into the Darklighter through his eye sockets.) And when you've done that, then I want you to bring me a little gift.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Cole are there. Paige lays five crystals on the floor.]
Paige: Five magic crystals oriented east to west. Magic circle, check.
(Piper pours a white liquid into another white liquid and it turns purple.)
Piper: Oh, purple good, purple equals exploding power. Exploding power, check.
Phoebe: One fabulously written Source vanquishing spell, check.
Cole: Don't get cocky.
Phoebe: Not cocky, confident.
Piper: We are talking about the Source of all evil, maybe measured optimism is best.
(Leo orbs in.)
Leo: The Source unleashed the Hollow.
Piper: Already on that train, honey. It took my powers. Anything else?
Leo: Good and evil magic need to join forces and read the inscription on the box where the Hollow is kept. That will put it back in its crypt and return your powers.
Piper: Okay, so at least we know how to vanish it, this is good news.
Phoebe: Good news if the Source brings the box and we could find an evil being willing to help.
Paige: Hey, Cole, too bad you're not still evil.
Cole: Well, one step at a time. First we vanquish the Source, then we'll worry about putting Pandora back in its box.
(The phone rings. Paige answers it.)
Paige: Hello? Hey, Darryl. (listens) Oh, no. (She walks into the dining room.) Are you sure she's gonna be okay?
Darryl: Yeah, the ER doctor said there was no internal bleeding. But she still got beat up pretty bad.
Paige: Damn it, how did he find her?
Darryl: I have no idea. But I've got every available officer out there looking for him.
Paige: What about the hearing?
Darryl: I got it postponed for an hour from now, but I doubt we're gonna find him by then. Look, Paige, with their history this doesn't look good.
(Paige sighs and hangs up. Leo walks in.)
Leo: We need you in the kitchen.
(Paige heads for the kitchen but stops.)
Paige: You know, Leo, I have my charges too. (The Darklighter smokes in and points his arrow at Leo.) Leo! (The Darklighter shoots and the arrow hits Leo. Cole walks in.) Crossbow!
Cole: No, your powers.
(The Darklighter absorbs her powers. Piper and Phoebe walk in.)
(She runs over to him. The Darklighter points the crossbow at Paige.)
Phoebe: Paige, watch out.
(Paige ducks behind a wall. Phoebe throws the potion at the Darklighter and he explodes.)
Piper: Oh, no.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Leo is lying on the couch in a lot of pain. Piper is holding onto one end of the arrow.]
Piper: Ready? Paige, hold his hand. (She does so. Piper pulls out the arrow and Leo screams.) Okay, it's good, easy, easy, easy. (She puts the arrow on the coffee table.) Paige, don't touch that you're a Whitelighter too. (Leo breathes heavily.) Just lay back, easy. You're okay, just lay back. Easy.
Leo: Still bossing everyone around, huh?
Piper: You'd better believe it.
Paige: I don't understand, how come you can heal us but you can't heal yourself.
Leo: It just doesn't work that way.
Piper: Yeah, but you can switch powers with Phoebe, like we did before.
Leo: No! No, if The Source comes and Phoebe doesn't have her powers, you don't stand a chance. I mean it. I'm still your Whitelighter.
Piper: Well, who's bossing whom around now? Paige, go tell Phoebe to find something else, a potion, an amulet, a spell, whatever. Go!
(Paige walks into the conservatory where Phoebe and Cole are.)
Phoebe: It'll never work.
Paige: Will anything?
Phoebe: I don't know.
Paige: So, what, we're all just gonna die?
Cole: You can't think that way.
Paige: Why not? Isn't that what we're all thinking anyway?
Phoebe: We'll figure out a way out of this.
Paige: How? The Source knew we'd be prepared, that's why he came after our powers. The Source knew we had an in-house healer, that's why he came after Leo. He knows what we're gonna do before we even do.
Phoebe: Well, it's not over yet. I still have my power.
Paige: Great. Two down.
[Scene: Underworld. The Source's cave. The Source and the Seer are there. The Seer is looking into the future.]
The Source: One to go. (He walks over to the Seer.) What is it? What do you see? Tell me.
Seer: I see nothing.
The Source: What do you mean? Do I or do I not have the power to defeat the witches?
Seer: You misunderstand. I see nothing. No magic, no life, no world. The Hollow will consume everything just as I warned.
The Source: Then if there's no future I have no further need for you, do I, Seer?
Seer: Please, I beg you. Find another way. Put the Hollow back where it belongs.
The Source: Not until I'm finished. Not until I've killed them all.
Seer: But that's madness. The Hollow won't let you stop there.
The Source: Then so be it!
Seer: Forgive me. I serve you as always, even until the end.
The Source: Guard the Hollow. I have one more demon to recruit. One more power to obtain.
(He flames out. The Seer touches to box and looks into the future.)
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper walks in with a glass of water. She slows down when she sees Leo not moving.]
(Piper breathes a sigh of relief.)
Piper: Hey. (She kneels beside him.) Drink this.
(She pours some water in his mouth.)
Leo: I guess you picked the wrong beneficiary after all.
Piper: Don't talk like that.
Leo: Piper, you need to get out of here before he comes back.
Piper: I'm not leaving you.
Leo: The Source...
Piper: Is not gonna scare me away, and neither are you, so just forget about it. You're not gonna die. 'Cause I'm not gonna let you.
[Scene: Manor. Phoebe's bedroom. Cole opens the closet and pulls something out of a coat pocket. Phoebe walks in and opens the dresser drawer.]
Phoebe: I'm just looking for my potion book. Have you seen it anywhere?
Cole: I didn't think you could save Leo with a potion.
Phoebe: Well, it's not just to save Leo, it's to save us all.
Cole: Oh, yeah? How?
Phoebe: I-I don't know, but I have to do something, I can't just sit around and... (She notices Cole is holding onto a ring box.) What's that?
Cole: It's just a little something I've been waiting for the right moment to give you. (He opens it to reveal a diamond ring.) It's not your Grams' but hopefully it's not cursed.
Phoebe: I-I don't think now's the time.
Cole: Actually, I think now's the perfect time. (He takes the ring out of the box and puts it on her finger.) This way no matter what happens, you'll always know that I love you.
Phoebe: It's beautiful. Now you have to go.
Cole: No, I'm staying here with you.
Phoebe: Do you want me to watch you die too?
Cole: If that's what it takes to save you, yeah.
Phoebe: No, but I'm supposed to save you. That's why I got that premonition.
Cole: Not necessarily. You know as well as I do you're not meant to stop every premonition. Some are just meant to prepare you for what's to come.
(The doorbell rings.)
[Cut to downstairs. Paige heads for the door.]
Paige: I'll be right there.
(Piper comes out of the living room and stops Paige.)
Piper: Paige, this is no time for guests.
Paige: It's not social, I called Darryl.
Piper: Darryl? You're supposed to be helping Phoebe.
Paige: She doesn't need my help. But there is somebody who does, excuse me. (Paige opens the door. Caroline has bruises and cuts on her face.) Oh, Caroline.
Caroline: I'm so sorry, Paige. After everything you've done to help me.
Paige: It's not over, not yet.
Paige: Darryl, take Caroline into the sunroom.
Darryl: Is everything okay?
(Darryl and Caroline go into the sunroom. Paige closes the door.)
Piper: Are you out of your mind? We don't have time for other people's problems right now.
Paige: It's something I've got to do. Especially if it's the last thing I do.
(Paige walks into the conservatory.)
Darryl: Hey, what's going on?
Paige: I don't have time to explain. I think I can still help you get your son back.
Caroline: But how? The judge will take one look at me...
Paige: No, I think I can help. I just need you to turn away from me. Please, just trust me.
(Caroline turns away. Paige walks across the room over to the Book of Shadows. Darryl follows.)
Darryl: You're gonna use magic?
Paige: Yes, I am. "Let the object of objection become but a dream, as I cause the seen to be unseen." Okay, Caroline, you can turn around now.
(She turns around and her cuts and bruises have disappeared.)
Caroline: What? (She touches her face.) What happened?
Darryl: Just a second, Caroline. (to Paige) Look, I've known you guys long enough to know that you don't do something like this unless something is seriously wrong. What's going on?
Paige: Just get down town and make the judge see the real Caroline, and make sure that slime bag ex of hers gets put away. Please. Just go.
(Darryl walks over to Caroline and they leave. Phoebe and Cole walk in.)
(Piper walks in.)
Cole: We may have a plan to get your powers back.
Phoebe: Then maybe Paige could help heal Leo.
Piper: A spell?
Phoebe: Remember the one to call for witches' powers? Maybe it might be strong enough to call the powers from the Hollow.
Paige: Could that work?
Piper: It has to. (to Cole) Uh, could you watch Leo?
(The girls leave the room. Cole walks into the living room. He sits on the coffee table next to Leo. Cole gasps and disappears.)
[Cut to the underworld. Cole appears in the Source's cave. He looks around.]
Seer: Don't be afraid. (He spins around. The Seer walks in.)
Cole: Who are you? Where am I?
Seer: Back in your once and future life... Belthazor.
Cole: Belthazor? (The Seer moves closer.) Seer.
Seer: Even now I can see the void where your demon half used to exist. It craves to be complete again.
Cole: How'd you know I was still alive?
Seer: I had a vision. One where you and I do great things together.
Cole: I don't work with evil anymore.
Seer: You might reconsider if you hope to save your precious witch. Only you and I can help her defeat the Source.
Cole: I'm listening.
Seer: If you take in the Hollow, you can absorb the Source's power when he attacks. Once powerless, they can vanquish him.
(She picks up the Hollow box.)
Cole: And what happens to me after?
Seer: The witches and I will banish the Hollow back to its crypt. You'll return to normal.
Cole: How do I know this isn't just one of The Source's tricks? Or one of yours for that matter.
Seer: The Source has been corrupted by the Hollow and is going to destroy us all. He can not be allowed to continue with this path of madness.
Cole: And if I do this, what do you see then?
Seer: A future for both sides.
(He walks across the room.)
Cole: Is this the great thing you saw us doing together?
Seer: Perhaps. However, you won't ever know unless the Source is stopped first. It's your only chance to save your love.
(He walks over to her and she opens the box. The bee-like creatures fly into Cole through his eyes and mouth.)
[Cut to the manor. Conservatory. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are reading a spell out of the book.]
Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Powers of the witches rise, course unseen across the skies, come to us who call you near, come to us and settle here."
(The house starts to shake and the Source flames in. They gasp.)
Paige: Oh my god.
The Source: Not quite.
(They run into the living room.)
Paige: I thought we called for our powers.
(They run through the living room and The Source blows up the wall. They dive into the foyer.)
The Source: I have your powers now and a few of my own.
(A fireball appears in his hand and aims for Piper.)
(The Source throws the fireball at Piper and she is knocked against the wall.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe and Paige carry Piper in.]
Paige: Hurry, he's coming.
(They take her across the room and put her down.)
Phoebe: Come on, honey, we need you, Piper, it's time. Come on, you can do it.
Paige: Do what? We have no powers.
Phoebe: It doesn't matter, we can still make the plan work. Get the crystals.
(Paige races across the room. The Source flames in in front of her. She stops.)
The Source: Seems almost anti-climatic after all this time, doesn't it?
(He pulls her behind him and she flies into some cardboard boxes and a mattress.)
The Source: Say hello to Prue for me.
(Phoebe kicks him and he falls to the floor. Paige grabs the crystals.)
(She throws Phoebe some crystals and she puts them on the floor near her. The Source stands up.)
The Source: Your power was always the weakest, hardly worth taking. Your life however is.
Phoebe: Paige, now!
(Paige puts down the last crystal and electricity bolts surround him. Phoebe and Paige go back over to Piper.)
The Source: Crystal. (A crystal orbs into his hand. The trap disappears.) Now the moment we've all been waiting for. (He throws a fireball but before it can hit Phoebe, Cole appears and runs in front of her. He absorbs The Source's power.) Belthazor!
Phoebe: No, The Hollow.
(Cole throws a fireball at the Source.)
Cole: Hurry, the spell.
(Phoebe gets a piece of paper out of her pocket and the girls read from it.)
Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Prudence, Patricia, Penelope, Melinda, Astrid, Helena, Laura and Grace, (the Source catches on fire) Halliwell witches stand strong beside us, vanquish this evil from time and space."
(The Source yells and causes a big explosion. He is vanquished. The Seer appears holding the Hollow box.)
Phoebe: Who are you?
Seer: Someone who just helped save your lives. (She opens the box and the Hollow escapes out of Cole and goes back in the box.) Quickly, take my hand.
Cole: Trust her. If you want your powers back.
(Phoebe goes over to her.)
Seer: Say the inscription with me.
Seer, Phoebe: "Abolio exume ga ume to eternius."
(The box floats up in the air and lets off a bright light. It disappears and returns to its crypt.)
[Cut to the living room. Phoebe and Paige run in over to Leo. Paige holds her hands over his wound and tries to heal him.]
Paige: I can't do it, nothing's happening.
Phoebe: Hold his hand. (She does so.) Let his power to heal flow through you.
(She heals him. He wakes up.)
Leo: Paige, Phoebe.
Paige: I did it, it worked.
(Piper, Cole and The Seer walk in.)
Piper: Leo. (She goes over to him.)
Seer: All is as it should be again. Time to return to my side. Too bad Belthazor's gone, he would have made a great new Source.
Cole: Too bad.
Phoebe: I don't know who you are, but whoever you are, we thank you.
Seer: Oh, I didn't do this for your future, I did it for mine.
Paige: I don't understand, if we got our powers back, where did the Source's go?
Seer: Into the void.
Piper: Okay, who was that?
Cole: A very evil person.
Phoebe: Yeah, one that saved our lives, and helped us kill the Source.
[Scene: P3. The guy behind the bar hands Leo a plate of snacks.]
Guy: All right, here you go. Enjoy.
(Leo takes it over to a table where the girls are giggling. He puts it on the table.)
Leo: Here you go guys, on the house.
Piper: Oh, easy for you to say.
Leo: Yeah, well, we deserve to celebrate. Yeah, I still can't believe it, you guys actually vanquished the Source.
Paige: So what does that mean? Is our destiny fulfilled?
Piper: I don't know. But at least that part of the nightmare's over.
Phoebe: For Prue.
(They clink their beer bottles.)
Piper: For Prue.
Leo: What do you say we go home and get started on our future.
Piper: What do you say we go home and sleep, and we work on that future tomorrow night.
(Piper and Leo leave. Phoebe and Paige laugh. Cole walks over to them.)
Phoebe: Hi, honey, are you okay?
Cole: Yeah, yeah, why.
Phoebe: Well, it just took you a while to get back.
Cole: It did?
Paige: You know, facing death has kind of made me wanna face life and I'll tell you what, there's a piece of life over there that I think I'm gonna go talk to.
(A guy at the bar looks at her and smiles.)
Phoebe: You go get him, girl. (She goes over to him.) You sure you're okay?
Cole: Yeah, yeah, I'm just a little tired.
Phoebe: Too tired to celebrate? You are my soon to be husband, and you're also my hero.
(She hugs him.)
Cole: Oh, I'm nobody's hero.
(Fire appears in his eyes and they turn black.)