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Written By: Krista Vernoff

Season 3, Episode 9

Episode Number: 53

[Scene: Manor. Foyer. Prue and Leo are there looking at a teen picture of Piper when she had glasses and braces, stuck on a board along with other people's photos for the 10-year reunion.]

Prue: Alright, I know that it seems like she’s being a little neurotic, but high school was hard for her. Really, really hard. You know, she was kind of like Jan Brady, the middle sister, not quite sure where she fits in.

Leo: Jan who?

Prue: Hmm.

Piper: (from upstairs) Okay, ready or not, here I come.

Prue: Okay, no matter what, just be supportive. (Piper comes down wearing a very weird black and gold feathered dress.) Wow! Um, you look great.

Leo: Really, really, really great.

Piper: Leo, two reallys would have been plenty. I look ridiculous.

(Prue and Leo look at each other.)

Prue/Leo: No!

Leo: Uhh...

Prue: Feathers and...

Leo: Really...

Prue: Yeah.

Piper: Great, I’m going to my 10-year reunion and win most likely to scare people away at the door.

(Piper walks over to the mirror and starts removing her make-up. Prue motions for Leo to follow. He walks over to her.)

Leo: Come on, Piper, isn’t this supposed to be a fun thing, you know, going back and seeing all your old friends?

Piper: You weren’t by any chance popular in high school, were you?

Leo: Well, I was… I mean, is there a right answer to this question?

(Leo looks back at Prue and she shakes her head.)

Piper: Leo, I didn’t like high school, not even a little bit. I was nobody in high school.

Prue: Piper, you were not a nobody.

Piper: Prue, you were class president. You have no idea what it’s like on the other side.

Prue: Yeah, you’re right. I’m sorry.

Piper: I just, I had this stupid idea that I’d go back in 10 years and show them, and all I’m gonna show them is that I’m a big-haired freak.

Prue: Alright, you do not look like a freak. You just, you don’t look like yourself.

Piper: Well, if I could go as myself, I wouldn’t be having this problem.

Leo: Wait, so you mean this is like a costume party?

(They walk into the living room.)

Piper: What I mean is I’m this super powerful witch who’s engaged to a Whitelighter saving the world from evil on a daily freaking basis, and all these people are going to see is the same pitiful loser who still lives at home with her sisters and her unemployed boyfriend.

Prue: Did you put a lot of hairspray on that hair?

Piper: No.

Prue: Well, then all is not lost. By the time I’m done with you, you are going to be the hottest chick at the reunion.

Piper: Really?

Prue: Mmm hmm. Who do you think helped Phoebe go blonde?

Leo: Hey, uh, speaking of Phoebe, maybe you guys should invite her to join you, she’s been kind of distant lately.

Piper: Leo, when you find out your boyfriend is a demon and then you have to vanquish him, a little alone time is in order.

(Piper leaves the room.)

Prue: Besides, I think she’s kind of avoiding me. You know, I mean, I never really liked Cole, and then I tried to warn her. I think it’s a whole wounded pride thing.

Leo: What do we do?

Prue: We double team. You help Phoebe with her demons and I will help Piper with hers.

[Scene: An alchemist's lab. He smashes some glass test tubes with his hand. He holds up his bleeding hand. A woman (Terra) is standing in front of him.]

Kierkan: (shouting) I made you from my own blood, found you a flawless body and housed you in it. You were supposed to be my...

Terra: Masterpiece? I’m not a painting, Kierkan. That blood gave me your powers. You lust for life, yet you hold me captive in this hole and you expect me to be grateful?

Kierkan: Belthazor was more powerful than either of us. Where is he now? Vanquished by the Charmed Ones.

Terra: Is that fear I’m sensing? Is Kierkan, the dark and powerful alchemist afraid of three little witches?

Kierkan: Perhaps I should suck you into your little mixing bottle and start again. There’s always room for improvement.

Terra: I have a better idea.

(She picks up a dagger and stabs herself with it.)

Kierkan: No! (Blue gas rises from her body and floats out the door.) I will find you, Terra. You belong to me!

[Cut to outside a building. A man in a suit is there talking on his cell phone.]

Man: I don't care, it has to be huge. And done. And done before the stock IPOs. And, uh, and please tell the music guy that I don't wanna hear anymore of that '90s techno crap. Okay, this is a computer game for the new millennium and I want it to freakin' sound like that. (Blue gas rises out of the drain and enters the man. She possesses him.)

Man/Terra: Bye now. (He hangs up.) Well, I’ve never been a man before. (He feels his crotch.) Walking should be interesting.

(The man looks into the reflection of the building and sees his non-possessed self.)

Man's reflection: What the hell is going on?

Man/Terra: I want you to take me to the Charmed Ones.

Man's reflection: What?

Man/Terra: The witches, you fool. They go by Halliwell.

(The man's reflection sees someone walk by and calls out.)

Man's reflection: Hey, hey, help me!

Man/Terra: Nice try, but nobody can hear you. You’re just a trapped soul now. Only I can see you.

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Piper's room. Prue and Piper are there. There are clothes all over her bed. Piper is dressed in a suit and is looking in the mirror.]

Piper: I don't know, maybe we should go back to the Betsey Johnson. You know, the cool club chick look as opposed to the classy club owner look.

Prue: Yeah, or we could just wrap you in a sheet and send you as a Hare Krishna, all right? What do you think about that? Since we already tried everything else.

Piper: I’m sorry. I just don’t think I can do it. I can’t go there and face all those horrific people.

Prue: I mean, come on, why do you even care what these people think?

Piper: Only a former cheerleader could ask that question.

Prue: Alright, look, I realise high school was very hard for you, but you are just not that shy awkward girl anymore.

Piper: But...

Prue: No! Now, you are going and you are going to have a great time, young lady.

Piper: You are not the boss of me.

Prue: Oh, I am too. Besides, nothing could be worse than my date last night.

Piper: What do you mean? I thought he was nice.

Prue: Oh, I have one word for you: halitosis. And he only scored a two.

Piper: Oh, Prue, please don’t tell me you’re making lists again.

Prue: Of course I am. Lists are good. Why waste your time if it’s not gonna work out?

Piper: Well, maybe I can look around the reunion for you. I’m sure there’s lots of eligible ex-football players for the head cheerleader.

Prue: Younger men are not on my list.

(Phoebe walks in.)

Phoebe: Hey, have you guys seen my glasses?

Prue: No.

Piper: Sorry.

Phoebe: Oh, damn.

(Phoebe walks back out. Prue and Piper follow her.)

Piper: Uh, Pheebs, are you sure you don’t want to come tonight? You could work the bar and mix some yucky drinks for some ex-cheerleaders. (Prue elbows Piper.) Ugh!

Phoebe: As much fun as that sounds, I have a ton of school work that I need to catch up on, so I’m gonna be at the library all night.

Prue: Phoebe, look, we just want you to know that if you need to talk at all, we’re here.

Phoebe: I know that. I’m okay.

Piper: Really? ‘Cause you haven’t spent like five minutes in the same room with us for over a week.

Phoebe: I’m sorry. It’s just there’s some things, some answers, that I need, and I sort of need to find them for myself, you know?

Prue: Soul-searching?

Phoebe: Definitely... searching, yeah. But I’m okay, don’t worry about me. (to Piper) You look beautiful.

Piper: Thanks.

Phoebe: Have fun tonight.

(She walks away.)

[Time lapse. Prue, Piper and Leo are carrying stuff for the reunion out to Piper's car. Someone in a car pulls up in front of the house.]

Justin: Piper Halliwell? You still living at home?

Piper: Justin Harper, is that you?

(Justin gets out of the car and Piper walks over to him.)

Justin: Hey.

(They hug.)

Leo: (to Prue) Uh, so who’s this? Ex-boyfriend?

Prue: Oh, don’t worry about him, Leo. He’s just a friend from school. Besides, he had a really big crush on me. He used to follow me around like a puppy dog.

Piper: (to Justin) Are you going to the reunion?

Justin: Oh, yeah. Nostalgia struck, thought I’d drive around the old neighbourhood. Ten years. It’s unbelievable.

Piper: Yeah. We were just actually heading to P3 for the planning committee. We have a lot more food than we have room for. Would you mind...

Justin: Absolutely.

(Piper walks back over to Leo. Prue carries a try of food over to Justin.)

Prue: Great! Here you go. Look at you, Justin, all grown up.

Justin: Yeah, you, too. Phoebe isn’t it?

Prue: Hmm. Prue.

Justin: Prue, right. Sorry.

(Prue goes back inside.)

Leo: (to Piper) Well, it looks like you’ve got all the help you need, which is good because "they’re" calling.

Piper: No, you can’t cut out on me. I need you tonight.

Leo: I’ll be back in time for the reunion, I promise.

Piper: Double extra promise.

Leo: I wouldn’t miss it. I’m gonna have the prettiest date ever.

(They kiss.)

[Cut to Man/Terra sitting in a car near by watching them. The non-possessed self appears in the rear vision mirror.]

Man's reflection: Please. Look, you’ve found them. Why don’t you just get out of me?

Man/Terra: I have to get one of them alone. The transfer's a little, huh, messy. I can’t do it just anywhere.

Man's reflection: Look, I’m begging you. I can’t stand this anymore. I can’t breathe. I feel like I’m suffocating.

Man/Terra: That’s because your soul is dying. It’ll be easier if you don’t fight it.

(Piper and Justin drive off and Man/Terra follows.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Mausoleum. The same mausoleum where Phoebe faked Cole's death. Phoebe's there looking at the hole in the ground where she burnt Cole's shirt.]

Phoebe: Cole, if you can hear me. I can’t stand lying anymore. I have to tell my sisters that you’re alive, that I let you go, and that you would never do anything to hurt us and, that you love me. I just don’t know how to do it. I need...

(She leans against a coffin and has a premonition of the past. In the premonition there is Cole's mother, father and baby Cole. The mother pushes the father and she zaps him with her power. The premonition ends and Phoebe looks at the coffin. She wipes off the dust and sees "Benjamin Coleridge Turner 1859-1888" carved on it.)

[Scene: P3. Prue and Piper come down the stairs carrying plates of food.]

Prue: Now just remember, even if you can’t tell them that you’re super witch, you can still act like it.

(Piper spots a blonde woman standing across the room.)

Piper: Oh, my god, Missy Campbell, homecoming queen.

Prue: Oh, please, it’s ancient history. You can do this.

(Piper walks over to her. Prue goes up to the bar where Justin is sitting.)

Piper: Uh huh. Missy, is that you? (Missy looks confused.) Piper. Piper Halliwell. Uh, we had chem together, and Miss Fowler for English.

Missy: Right, Piper. You used to sit in the back of class drawing pictures on your jeans.

Piper: Yes! Yeah, that, yep, that was me.

Missy: Wow, your skin has really cleared up. Acutane?

Piper: No, n-no, I guess, you know, ten years. Is there anything I can do to help or...

Missy: Do you know what would be great? Can you get this trash out of here?

(She points to a pile of trash on the floor.)

Piper: Absolutely. I, yeah. I can, I can totally do that. I know where the dumpster is and everything.

[Cut to the bar where Prue and Justin are sitting.]

Prue: Alright, that’s it, she needs me.

Justin: She’s gotta find her legs on her own sometime.

Prue: Sorry?

Justin: Remember when she ran for freshman class secretary? She got so nervous that you had to go up on stage and finish her speech for her.

Prue: See, I knew that you remembered me. Why did you call me Phoebe?

Justin: Listen, you plagued my high school existence. I pretend not to remember your name. I mean, a guy’s got to turn the tables every, you know, ten years or so.

(Man/Terra walks down the stairs and spots Piper cleaning up the trash.)

Prue: I plagued your high school existence?

Justin: Please, I was your willing slave and you know it. You did me a favour, though.

Prue: I did?

Justin: Oh, absolutely. Yeah, see, I don’t go for women like you anymore.

Prue: Women like me?

Justin: Well, number one on my list, no women can make me drool. They hold way too much power. (Prue smiles.) What?

Prue: You have a list? (Prue sees Piper picking up the trash.) Oh! (She goes over to her.) Piper, what are you doing?

Piper: Uh, Missy asked me to take out the trash, so...

Prue: So, you own this place, alright? Tell somebody else to take out the trash.

Piper: Prue, I can’t, look, I can't explain it, but being around these people make me feel exactly like I did when I was 16, invisible and inferior.

Prue: You want me to beat them up? ‘Cause I-I-’II beat them up one-by-one.

Piper: No. Look, it’s not them. It’s just me.

Prue: Alright, so what are you going to do about it?

Piper: Take out of the trash?

Prue: Piper.

Piper: Okay, I’m going to take out the trash and try and get a grip. And then I’m going to come back in here and do something about these streamers and balloons. Because, what, are we still at the prom?

Prue: Hmm.

(Piper picks up the bags of rubbish and takes them outside. Prue sits back down at the bar. Man/Terra picks up a knife.)

[Cut to outside. Piper puts the rubbish bags in a dumpster. Man/Terra walks outside. Piper turns around and gets a fright. He jabs the knife in his chest.]

Piper: Oh my god, oh my god.

(The man falls to the ground. Piper kneels in front of him and the blue gas rises out of him and into Piper. She stands up.)

Piper/Terra: Thanks for the lift. (She covers the man with an old sheet. She looks into some broken glass and non-possessed Piper's reflection shows up.) You'd better be as powerful as they say you are.

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Piper/Terra walks in P3. She looks into a mirror.]

Piper/Terra: Uh, help me out. What is our sister's name?

Piper's reflection: If you get out of my body now, I might not have to vanquish your sorry ass.

Piper/Terra: Not as weak as you seemed after all. That’ll change.

[Cut to Prue and Justin at the bar.]

Prue: Wow. You only scored a four. That is just so sad.

Justin: Well, excuse me, but you only scored a five out of ten on my list.

Prue: Right, so I got an F but, dude, you got an F-minus.

Justin: Ouch. That’s a bad high school flashback.

(Prue sees Piper gulping down shots of alcohol. Prue runs over to her.)

Prue: Uh-oh. Hi! Okay, hi. Don’t really think that that’s the best way to deal with your reunion jitters, okay.

Piper/Terra: What? Oh, okay.

(Missy comes up to them.)

Missy: Piper, can you move your hors d’oeuvres to the other table? Heather wants to use that one for the “Then and Now” photos.

Piper/Terra: Uh, sure, whatever you say.

(Missy walks away.)

Prue: No. You stand up to her. You can do it.

Piper/Terra: I can?

Prue: You can do it.

Piper/Terra: Okay. (to Missy) Hey! Bitch! Move the trays yourself.

Prue: Alright, um, that was great, although the bitch part might have been a little much, but...

(Piper grabs Prue's arm.)

Piper: Prue, help me!

Prue: Alright, what’s wrong?

Piper/Terra: Uh, nothing. I just don’t feel very well, um, I should go home.

Prue: Oh, no, you don’t. I’m not letting you skip your reunion, alright? You did great just now.

Piper/Terra: I just need to rest. I’ll be back.

Prue: Now, you get back here by 6:00 otherwise I’m gonna come and get you and it won’t be pretty. Got it?

Piper/Terra: Mmm hmm.

Prue: Uh-huh.

Piper/Terra: Okay.

[Cut to outside P3. Kierkan is there. He finds the man and removes the sheet. A bright light comes out of Kierkan's hand and shines into the man. He chants. The man comes back to life.]

Man: What... what the hell?

Kierkan: The spirit who possessed you, with whom did she replace you?

Man: What? (The man sees the knife sticking out of his chest.) Oh, god, she stabbed me.

(Kierkan pins the man to the wall.)

Kierkan: Focus!

Man: She’s a woman. Uh, brown hair. We followed her from Prescott Street. The pink house on Prescott Street.

(Kierkan lets the man go.)

Kierkan: What was her plan?

Man: She was saying something about wanting to kill some guy. Uh, something about revenge.

Kierkan: Predictable. After all, it’s exactly what I would do.

Man: How, how am I still alive?

Kierkan: Oh, no. Not still, again. My specialty, along with this.

(He kills the man again and covers him up.)

[Scene: Historical Society. Phoebe's there standing in front of a desk where a woman sits looking at an old newspaper.]

Woman: Benjamin Coleridge Turner died in 1888, although there’s no date of death for his wife. That’s odd. There should be some record of that.

Phoebe: Um, they had a baby though, didn’t they? I think.

Woman: Yes. A son. Cole Turner. Born in 1885. Never got to know his father, unfortunately.

Phoebe: Cole Turner. It can’t be.

Woman: That’s strange. There’s no date of death for him either. Must be another clerical error. I can’t imagine he’s alive and kicking at 115.

Phoebe: No. Can’t imagine that.

[Scene: Manor. Piper/Terra walks inside. She looks into a mirror.]

Piper/Terra: Don’t you get it? He’s going to find us.

Piper's reflection: Okay, I’ll say it again slowly. Try to follow this time. I’m not going to tell you what my powers are.

(Piper/Terra walks into the living room and looks out the window.)

Piper/Terra: I can’t figure out if you’re stubborn or stupid. If I can’t fight him, he’s going to kill us. He’s looking for me. I can feel him. He’s getting close.

(She looks in another mirror.)

Piper's reflection: Well, get out of my body and I’ll help you fight him.

Piper/Terra: I can’t survive without a body, and I’d much rather your soul die than mine.

(She walks into the conservatory.)

Piper's reflection: My sisters will figure out what you’ve done and...

Piper/Terra: And what? What do you plan to do? Wave to them from the mirror? You’re nothing but my reflection to them.

Piper's reflection: I controlled my arm at P3. I used my voice. I’ll get stronger and when I do...

Piper/Terra: Wrong. You’ll get weaker, and in a few hours you’ll die. And there’s really nothing you can do about it.

Piper's reflection: Well, then you better watch your back. Because if I die, my sisters will make you wish you died with me.

Piper/Terra: Hmm. Care about you a lot, these sisters of yours. (She walks into the kitchen.) Think they’d come running to help you fight off an angry demon? (She picks up the phone and dials a number.) (into phone) Hello. I’d like the number for P3, please,

Piper's reflection: Ugh. What do you think you’re doing?

Piper/Terra: Well, you may have a death wish, but I don’t. And if you won’t help me, I know someone who will.

[Cut to P3. Prue's behind the bar. Missy comes up to the bar.]

Missy: Are you almost finished with that? Because I need you to help the DJ set up.

(Prue pretends to scratch her nose but really uses her power to make dozens of balloons fall down from the roof.)

Prue: Oh.

Missy: That's the third time that's happened.

Prue: That's too bad.

Missy: Oh, man! (She starts to pick up the balloons.) Okay, guys, just don't panic, there's plenty of time.

(Prue smiles and looks pleased with herself. Justin comes up to the bar.)

Justin: Man, I think Missy's gonna have an embolism.

Prue: Yeah, uh, can you hand me those glasses?

(He does so.)

Justin: It's weird though, right? I mean, those balloons. She used like three pounds of tape.

Prue: Scotch tape. Hardly sturdy.

Justin: Yeah, I still think you might have a poltergeist.

Prue: A what?

Justin: You know, a ghost that plays tricks.

Prue: Yeah, I know what a poltergeist is but do you really believe in that stuff?

Justin: Yeah, absolutely. Makes life interesting..

Prue: Huh.

Justin: What?

Prue: Nothing. It's just that, um, believing in the supernatural should definitely be on my list. (The phone rings. Prue answers it.) P3.

Piper/Terra: Prue? It's me.

Prue: Piper, what's wrong?

Piper/Terra: I-I-I got home and there was a demon in the house.

Prue: Are you okay? Did you freeze him?

[Cut to Piper/Terra in the manor.]

Piper/Terra: (to herself) Freeze him? That's good. (in the phone) No, he-he got away and he had this wild hair and these intense bulging eyes and he said he was gonna come back.

Prue: Uh, alright, look in the Book Of Shadows for a vanquish and I'll pick up Phoebe and we'll meet you at the house, okay?

Piper/Terra: Okay, but hurry, because he could come back any minute.

Prue: Alright, bye.

(She hangs up.)

Piper/Terra: Where's the book?

Piper: You just made a big mistake calling my sisters home.

Piper/Terra: Is that what you think?

Piper's reflection: That is what I know.

Piper/Terra: Well, here’s what I think. When your precious sisters come home, I’ll kill you and possess one of them. And if that one won’t help me, I’ll simply repeat the process. So, what do you say, Piper? One dead demon or three dead witches?

Piper's reflection: The Book of Shadows is in the attic.

Piper/Terra: Good choice.

(She heads for the attic.)

[Scene: Historical Society. Phoebe's there reading an old newspaper. Her cell phone rings and she answers it.]

Phoebe: Hello?

Prue: Hey, alright, don’t panic, but Piper found a demon in the house, and I’m on my way...

Phoebe: Was it... uh, wait, wh-who was it? What demon?

Prue: Well, he had wild hair and bulging eyes, and said that he would be back. Anyway, I’m on my way to the library to pick you up, alright? So just meet me out front. Phoebe?

Phoebe: Uh, actually, Prue, I’m not at the library.

Prue: Well, where are you?

Phoebe: Downtown at the Historical Society. I needed to do some research for a project.

Prue: Alright, it’s fine. I’ll come and pick you up. Just meet me out front. Bye.

[Scene: Outside the manor. Kierkan is there.]

[Cut inside. Piper/Terra comes down the stairs.]

Piper/Terra: We can’t wait for your sisters. Can’t I just do the spell myself?

(She looks in the mirror.)

Piper's reflection: No, it’s a power of three spell. You can’t do it by yourself.

Piper/Terra: What kind of witch can’t kill a demon without her sisters?

Piper's reflection: What the hell kind of demon has a panic attack when her boyfriend comes to visit?

(Kierkan barges through the door.)

Piper's reflection: Hi. This is where you freeze him.

(Kierkan hits her and she falls to the floor.)

Kierkan: Interesting move, Terra. The dagger in the heart. Crude, but I can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same. Of course, now I will.

(He gets out a dagger.)

Piper/Terra: Kierkan, there’s something I need to tell you. You just pissed off one of the Charmed Ones.

(Piper/Terra freezes him. Prue and Phoebe walk in.)

Prue: Piper!

Piper/Terra: Prue, I have the spell.

(Piper/Terra gets up and walks over to them. She hands them a piece of paper.)

Prue, Piper/Terra, Phoebe: “Let flesh be flesh and bone be bone, the alchemist shall transform none, cruel scientist of evil born, with these words face the fire’s scorn.”

(Kierkan unfreezes. He drops Terra’s bottle.)

Kierkan: No! I could have helped you! Now she’ll destroy you!

(He burns and disappears.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Prue, Piper and Phoebe walk in.]

Prue: Alright, what did you say his name was again?

Piper/Terra: Kierkan, but he’s dead. So what are we doing up here?

Prue: Well, because we have to at least acknowledge the fact that there is some kind of she-demon after us, Piper.

Piper/Terra: Why?

Phoebe: “I could’ve helped you. Now she’ll destroy you”? It’s not exactly cryptic.

Piper/Terra: Said by a demon. Demons lie. So I say we get rid of the ugly little bottle and get on with our lives.

Phoebe: Piper, this bottle is our only clue. Maybe he was lying, but maybe he wasn’t. You know, sometimes demons actually tell the truth.

Piper/Terra: Well, I have a party to get ready for.

Prue: Changing your clothes again?

Piper/Terra: Definitely.

(Piper/Terra opens the door but Piper breaks through and shuts it.)

Piper: (weakly) Prue, I’m dying.

Prue: What?

Piper/Terra: Um, I’m dying to get out of these clothes. Are you sure you don’t mind if I leave?

Prue: No, go ahead. We’ll let you know if we find anything.

(Piper/Terra leaves the room.)

Phoebe: What’s up with her?

Prue: That’s funny. I was kind of wondering the same thing about you. Phoebe, why did you lie to us? Why did you say you were gonna be at the library all night?

Phoebe: Oh, um, okay. I wanted to check out Cole’s ancestry and I knew that you wouldn’t like it.

Prue: You have to know that you can talk to me and I’m not gonna judge you. I mean, if you still have feelings for Belthazor...

Phoebe: No, I don’t still have feelings for Belthazor, I still have feelings for Cole. I mean, he was half human.

Prue: He tried to kill us for two months, Phoebe, alright? Half human or not, that still makes him a bad guy.

Phoebe: But he didn’t kill us because of his good side, Prue, which was very good. I mean, his dad was this statesman, who did all these amazing things. Look.

(Phoebe gets some pieces of paper out of her bag.)

Prue: His good side and evil side, they’re both dead, and I don’t think separating them in your mind is going to help you let him go.

Phoebe: I just really need to believe in his good side right now, Prue.

Prue: Alright, let’s just focus on the demon that’s after us now, okay?

Phoebe: Okay.

[Cut to Piper's room. Piper/Terra is looking in the mirror. She is wearing a red leather top and black leather pants.]

Piper's reflection: Okay, we vanquished your boyfriend, now why don’t you give me back my body and save yourself while you can?

Piper/Terra: The only way I know how to get out of a body is a knife to the heart. You don’t really want that, do you?

Piper: So tell my sisters and they will come up with a spell to get you out of me, safely. And then in exchange, we’ll let you go free.

Piper/Terra: And give up the power to freeze? A chance to be one of the infamous Charmed Ones? No, thanks. I’ll think I’ll stay. But don’t worry. It’ll be over soon. (Leo starts to orb in.) It’s easier if you don’t fight it.

Piper: Well, if my sisters don’t figure you out and destroy you, my boyfriend Tom will.

(Leo orbs in, dressed in a suit.)

Leo: Wow.

Piper/Terra: Uh, Tom, you scared me. I didn’t hear the door.

Leo: I didn’t use the door. Did you just call me Tom?

Piper/Terra: Did I? Forgive me. (She kisses him passionately. He stops her.) What’s wrong?

Leo: Nothing. It’s just your kisses seem different.

Piper/Terra: Oh, don’t be ridiculous. That’s just because I never wanted you so much.

(She kisses him again and he stops her.)

Leo: Piper, what’s my name?

Piper/Terra: (to Piper) You just couldn’t leave well enough alone could you? (She zaps Leo and he hits the wall.) That’s okay. He’s too cute to kill and anyway, by the time he wakes up, you’ll be gone. Besides, I have a party to attend and lots to celebrate.

[Cut back to the attic. Prue and Phoebe are flipping through the Book of Shadows.]

Prue: Apparently alchemists can transform anything. You know, like water into gold, energy into matter. They even have the ability to bring the dead back to life. But it doesn’t say really anything about...

(Phoebe looks out the window and sees Piper/Terra leave the house.)

Phoebe: Hmm, that’s weird.

Prue: What?

Phoebe: Piper just left without Leo and she didn’t say goodbye to us or come up and show us what she’s wearing or anything.

Prue: Here’s the bottle under alchemist’s tools.

Phoebe: What’s it say?

Prue: “Essence bearer. An alchemist would use a bottle such as this to capture or store a life essence.”

Phoebe: A life essence?

Prue: “A life essence is comparable to a human soul, but made in a mixing lab. A well-made life essence can possess any living being, but would prove toxic and eventually lethal to the being’s pre-existing soul.” Oh, my God.

Phoebe: What?

Prue: She’s been acting really... and she left without saying and... and the bottle. She wanted to destroy it.

Phoebe: Okay, I’m trying to jump on your thought train here, Prue, but you’re moving a little too fast for me.

Prue: He was looking at her when he said she would destroy us. She’s possessed. Piper is possessed.

Phoebe: What?

Prue: Alright, uh, we have to write a spell. A dispossessing spell. Come on, let’s go.

Phoebe: Okay.

[Scene: P3. Piper is dancing on top of the bar. All the guys are whistling and cheering. She pours a shot of alcohol in a guy's mouth. Prue and Phoebe walk in.]

Phoebe: Okay, I’m not saying that you’re wrong. I’m just saying that I hope you’re wrong, you know? (They see Piper.) Ooh!

Prue: Ooh.

Phoebe: Hope... dashed.

Prue: Uh, alright, come on, we need to get her alone.

(A woman comes up to them.)

Woman: You’re Piper’s sisters, right?

Prue: Yeah. Good memory.

Woman: Okay, um, listen, I think I know what Piper’s going through. I have been sober for about five years now myself. And if Piper ever wants to go to a meeting, would you tell her to call me. Okay?

(She hands Prue a card.)

Prue: Okay.

Phoebe: Great. (The woman walks away. Prue and Phoebe see Piper dancing with a guy.) It’s a good thing Leo is not here.

(Missy walks up to the guy.)

Missy: Dennis, what is the matter with you?

Dennis: Oh, wow, honey, I’m sorry.

(Piper/Terra freezes Missy.)

Piper/Terra: Hah!

(Prue and Phoebe come over to them and bump into Missy, unfreezing her. Missy spills her drink over herself.)

Phoebe: Oh! Oh! I am so sorry.

(Missy storms off.)

Prue: (to Dennis) Hi. Your wife went that way. Bye! (to Piper) We need to show you something.

(They take Piper/Terra outside into the alley and start the dispossessing spell.)

Prue, Phoebe: “Host soul, reject the poison essence. Let love’s light end this cruel possession.”

(Nothing happens.)

Piper/Terra: Clever, girls. Piper said you would figure it out, although Piper won’t be saying anything in about half an hour.

Phoebe: She’s too strong, we need the power of three.

Prue: You have ten seconds to leave on your own.

Piper/Terra: Or what? What are you going to do, hit me with another rhyming couplet? I’m made from Kierkan’s blood, which means I have his powers. Add that to Piper’s powers, and I’m stronger than your average essence.

Phoebe: Okay, we need help. Leo! Leo!

Piper/Terra: Oh, is that the boyfriend? I had to give him a little jolt. He’ll be unconscious for awhile.

Phoebe: You may be able to knock out a Whitelighter, but don’t even think you can take on the Charmed Ones.

Piper/Terra: Um, the bottle won’t work on me unless I’m not in a body, and to get me out, you’d have to kill your own sister. Call me a gambler, but I seriously doubt that you’re willing to do that.

(Prue uses her power and Piper/Terra flies against the wall.)

Prue: Get the hell out of my sister!

Piper/Terra: Alright. (She pulls the dagger out of the man she killed before.) If you insist.

(She goes to stab herself.)

Prue: No, don’t!

Piper/Terra: That’s what I thought.

(She walks back inside P3.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Prue and Phoebe walk back inside. Piper/Terra is dancing.]

Phoebe: Okay, are you going to fill me in on the plan?

Prue: I’ll explain on the way.

Phoebe: On the way where?

Prue: Home. Alright, there she is. We need Leo. (They walk over to Piper/Terra.) Hi! You’re coming with us, okay?

[Prue grabs Piper/Terra’s wrist but she pulls away.)

Piper/Terra: Like hell I am.

Phoebe: Piper, listen to me...

(Piper/Terra pushes Phoebe. Prue and Piper slapping each other.)

Guy: Whoa! Cat fight. Dude!

(Prue hits Piper's neck and she falls down, knocking her out.)

Phoebe: Nice!

Missy: (to a friend) I knew they weren’t that close.

(Justin walks over.)

Prue: Hey, hi, she’s probably possessed. A little help to the car?

Justin: Yeah.

Phoebe: You okay? (They help Piper/Terra up and Justin throws her over his shoulder.) Alright, okay, show’s over people! Just talk amongst yourselves.

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Prue and Phoebe lay an unconscious Piper/Terra on the couch.]

Prue: Alright, if we get back the power of three, we stand a chance.

Phoebe: I still don’t understand how this is gonna work.

Prue: She has the alchemist’s powers, which means she has the ability to bring the dead back to life.

Phoebe: Yeah, but she’s not dead, Prue. Is there something you’re not telling me?

Prue: Phoebe, I just need you to trust me, okay? So go find Leo, wake him up, and get him down here fast.

(Phoebe leaves the room. Prue picks up a dagger and puts the bottle on the coffee table. She places the dagger on top of the fireplace facing Piper. She kneels down beside Piper.)

Prue: Piper. I know that you’re in there somewhere, alright, so just try and listen. Just remember that no matter what happens, I’m gonna bring you back. I’m so sorry, honey. I know that you tried to tell me in the attic and I... but I’m going to fix it, okay? I promise I’ll bring you back. (She stands up.) Please forgive me for what I’m about to do.

(Prue uses her power and the dagger flies into Piper's chest. She screams out in pain. Leo and Phoebe run in.)

Leo: No!

Phoebe: Prue!

(Leo runs over to Piper. Prue pushes Phoebe down behind the couch.)

Leo: Prue, I can’t heal the dead!

(Leo pulls out the dagger and the blue gas comes out of Piper and into Leo.)

Prue: Now you can.

Leo/Terra: That I didn’t expect. Little sibling rivalry I failed to take into account?

Phoebe: Shut up.

Prue: Bring Piper back to life and I’ll let you keep Leo’s body. Refuse and I’ll put that knife through his heart and suck you back into the bottle forever.

Leo/Terra: But then your sister and her boyfriend would be dead. Not the world’s smartest plan.

Prue: She’s already dead. I have nothing left to lose.

Leo/Terra: Give me the bottle and I’ll bring her back.

Phoebe: Bring our sister back and we’ll give you the bottle.

(Prue and Phoebe walk out from behind the couch. Prue holds up the bottle. Leo/Terra starts chanting. A bright light comes out of his hand and goes into Piper. Piper comes back to life. Prue gives Leo/Terra the bottle and they run over to Piper. He smashes the bottle.)

Prue, Piper, Phoebe: “Host soul, reject the poison’s essence. (He tries to zap them but Prue reflects it with her power.) Let love's light end this cruel possession.”

Leo/Terra: No!

(Terra floats out of Leo and explodes into a million pieces.)

Prue: Leo, she’s still bleeding!

(Leo heals Piper and they hug.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Leo walk down the stairs.]

Prue: Oh, I’m so sorry that you missed your reunion.

Phoebe: Put on a good show, though. Table dancing, cat fight.

Piper: Mmm.

(They walk up to the bar. Prue walks behind the bar.)

Leo: Table dancing?

Piper: Never mind. It’s alright, I don’t care what these people think, anyway.

Prue: Really? That’s new.

Piper: Yeah, well, my priorities were a little skewed. (Prue puts a beer on the bar.) (to Leo) And thank you, for knowing the difference between my kisses and hers. (Piper and Leo kiss.) (to Prue) And you, for being brave enough to...

Prue: Oh, what, kill you?

Piper: Yeah. Couldn’t come up with a better plan, huh?

Prue: Um, no.

Phoebe: Okay, I guess I’m gonna call Morris and tell him about... (whispers) the dead body in the alley.

(Phoebe walks away and Leo follows. Justin walks up to the bar.)

Justin: So you said you were gonna explain about the bar brawl.

Prue: Uh-huh. And you waited all this time just for an explanation? (Justin smiles.) Why, Mr. Harper, I do believe that you’re blushing.

Justin: Well, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before.

Prue: Oh.

Justin: So am I gonna get that explanation?

Prue: Absolutely.

Justin: When?

Prue: Um, when you call me.

(He walks away.)

Piper: I thought younger guys were not on your list.

Prue: What list?

(They clink their beer bottles together.)

[Cut to Phoebe at the pay phones.]

Leo: You okay?

Phoebe: I don’t know.

Leo: Phoebe, you’ve gotta give it some time. Cole...

Phoebe: Seduced me. And I let him. On the other hand, Piper was completely taken over by evil and she fought it every step of the way.

Leo: Seduction is subtler than possession. It’s harder to fight. Look, you didn’t know Cole was evil. Nobody did. When you found out, you vanquished him. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

Phoebe: He’s still alive... For me. He’s still alive for me.

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