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Written by: Krista Vernoff

Season 3, Episode 16

Episode No. 60

[Scene: At a beach. Prue and Phoebe are there. Prue is taking photos. Phoebe is building a sand castle.]

Phoebe: I hereby proclaim this power of sand Kingdom Phoebeville! Yay!

(The waves splash on Prue. Phoebe laughs.)

Prue: You know, I don’t get it.

(Prue walks off. Phoebe catches up with her.)

Phoebe: Wait, what don’t you get?

Prue: That you just spent an hour of your life building something that is just gonna be completely, completely destroyed and disappear in about five seconds flat.

Phoebe: Ahh, but Phoebeville will live forever in the hearts of the villagers who come to love it.

Prue: Mm-hmm.

Phoebe: What’s with the ba-hum castle attitude there?

Prue: What?

Phoebe: The whole point of today was to relax and have fun.

Prue: See, and I thought the point was to give Piper and Leo some alone married people time since they decided to wait on their honeymoon.

Phoebe: Okay. So you’re sure nothing’s wrong?

Prue: You know, the beach isn’t exactly my idea of a good time.

Phoebe: Prue, how is that possible?

Prue: Okay, well, you’re too young to remember, but this is where Grams brought us after Mum’s funeral to try and cheer us up.

Phoebe: Oh, wow.

Prue: Yeah. You know, but I know that you love the beach and I didn’t wanna ruin it for you but something about the sand and the ocean makes me feel angry.

Phoebe: Why does it make you angry?

Prue: Doesn’t Mums death make you angry?

Phoebe: It makes me sad.

Prue: Well, I don’t really do sad that well, you know. I didn’t even cry at her funeral.

Phoebe: So seeing Mum at Piper’s wedding and now the beach…

Prue: Yeah. So I’m sorry if I’ve been a little cranky.

Phoebe: Say no more. (yelling) Princess Prue has spoken! By the orders of the Queen, that’s me…

Prue: Ooh, I got that part.

Phoebe: Phoebeville, and all of its glory will be abandoned for greater pastures and two lattes.

Prue: Oh, all hail the Queen.

Phoebe: Yay, I love to be hailed.

(A woman is standing nearby taking photos of Prue. Prue sees her and sees a black shadow floating beside her. She takes a photo of it.)

Prue: Hey! (The woman runs off.) No, no, no, wait!

Phoebe: You okay?

Prue: Oh, there was this woman and there was a shadow next to her. It had to be demonic.

Phoebe: A shadow? Like, what do you mean? Like a Woogy?

Prue: No, spookier, way spookier. I think I got pictures though.

Phoebe: So much for the lattes. Looks like there’s a new demon in town.

[Scene: Cole’s old apartment. Two demons and a landlady are there. One demon floats across the room.]

Landlady: So, you’re new in town?

Demon#1: Yes.

Landlady: And-and you would both be living here?

Demon #1: Sure, yes, that’s right.

(The other demon floats across the room again but the landlady doesn’t notice.)

Landlady: Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with the whole alternative lifestyle thing. I just don’t like loud. Well, you understand.

Demon #1: Don’t like loud. Got it.

Landlady: Like the last tenant, Mr. Turner, he was a little strange. And then of course he disappeared without a trace. But he was nice and quiet. So I liked him fine.

(Demon #2 opens Cole’s altar.)

Demon #1: Without a trace. Is that so?

Demon #2: There’s demonic residue all over this altar. It’s his, I can sense it.

Landlady: There’s what? What did you say?

Demon #1: Surely you knew something strange has happened here. It’s your responsibility to divulge such things to respective tenants.

Landlady: Now, listen, I don’t know anything-

Demon #1: And the fact that you failed to show us the altar makes us wonder. (He floats towards her.) What else about Cole Turner you might be hiding in that tiny human brain of yours.

(The landlady starts crying.)

Landlady: Why? I don’t underst—

Demon #1: Shh! Don’t try to talk. You’re brain stem will do the talking for you. (Demon #2 bites into the landlady’s neck like a vampire. She screams. She falls to the ground. Demon #2 wipes the blood off his mouth with a handkerchief.) Is Belthazor alive?

Demon #2: She didn’t know, but she knows someone who might.

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Foyer. Piper and Leo are there. Piper’s looking in the mirror.]

Piper: Shouldn’t I be wearing white or something? I mean, it is a Whitelighter reception and all.

Leo: Piper, what you have on is perfect. You’re beautiful. All my friends are gonna love you. If we can ever get there.

Piper: Fine, um, but I still don’t understand why my sisters can’t come, I mean, we could just do a group hug thing.

(Phoebe comes down the stairs holding the Book of Shadows.)

Leo: Look, I can orb you because you’re my wife but I’m not a cosmic taxi for the whole family.

(Phoebe laughs)

Phoebe: He said wife.

Piper: Alright, I’m as ready as I’m ever gonna be.

Phoebe: Wait, what about Prue’s demon looking shadowy thingy?

Leo: Well, I promise we’ll be in calling distance if any demon looking shadowy thingy attacks.

Phoebe: Alright, you two, have fun. Bring me back a cloud.

(Piper and Leo cuddle up and orb out. Prue walks in carrying some photos.)

Prue: Pheebs? I have to get to Morris, see if he can track down this woman.

Phoebe: Why? What did you find?

Prue: Nothing, that’s the problem. The shadow didn’t show up in any of the pictures.

Phoebe: Really? That’s weird.

(Phoebe puts the book down.)

Prue: Anything in the book?

(The doorbell rings.)

Phoebe: No, nothing. (Phoebe heads towards the door.) I didn’t really have a lot to go on though. (Phoebe opens the door and there stands Reese Davidson.) Inspector, how can I help you?

Reese: You can tell me where to find Cole Turner. I know he’s alive and I know he’s in town.

Phoebe: Really?

Reese: Yeah, really. You wanna know how? Because his former landlady was found brutally murdered at this address.

Phoebe: Mrs. Owens. That’s awful.

Reese: Awful like you can’t imagine.

Phoebe: Uh, Cole didn’t do this. The Cole Turner I know…

Reese: The Cole Turner you know. See, now, that just doesn’t sound like the words of a woman who claims her boyfriend left her without a word four months ago.

Phoebe: I know what you’re thinking, and I know what this looks like, and I am so sorry for what happened to…

Reese: You’re sorry? Her eyes were frozen open in terror, her skull was punctured in two places, and by the time the police got there, most of her brain had spilled out onto the floor. Be sick, be horrified, but don’t stand there lying to me and say you’re sorry.

Prue: Alright, wait a second. You’re talking to her like she did it.

Reese: If she’s lying to protect Turner, then she might as well had. Now, for the last time. Where is he? (Silence) I’m gonna find him, Miss Halliwell and then I’m gonna bust his ass, and then I’m gonna bust yours.

(He leaves. Prue walks over to Phoebe.)

Prue: You okay?

Phoebe: He didn’t do it, Prue. I know he didn’t do it.

Prue: Yeah, well, it’s not me you have to convince. (Prue looks outside and sees the lady at the beach talking to Reese.) Oh my God. That’s her, the woman from the beach. (A dark shadow floats behind her.) Alright, look, do you see it?

Phoebe: No. All I see is Inspector Davidson and a woman. What does this mean? Is he having her follow us?

Prue: I’m more concerned about what’s following her. I-I don’t understand why you can’t see it.

Phoebe: That doesn’t matter, Prue, you can. (Reese and the woman get in a car.) Do you think this has anything to do with the landlady’s death?

Prue: Well, it would be a pretty big coincidence if it didn’t. (The car drives off.) Alright, I’m gonna follow her to protect her from it. If I’m the only one who can see it that must mean I’m meant to fight it.

Phoebe: Alright, but the way the Inspector was describing the murder…

Prue: I know, I’ll be careful. I think you should find Cole, tell him what happened and see if he knows anything about this shadow thing. ‘Kay? Alright, bye.

(Prue leaves.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Mausoleum. Cole and Phoebe are there.]

Cole: I better get outta here.

Phoebe: What? Why?

Cole: Because it’s getting too dangerous.

Phoebe: So you’re just gonna disappear again?

Cole: If that’s what it takes to keep you safe.

Phoebe: What about keeping me sane, Cole. I’m not gonna lose you again.

Cole: Some demon obviously knows I’m alive or at least suspects that. Why else would they have killed my landlady. And if they killed her, they’ll kill anyone they have to, to get to me.

Phoebe: That is exactly why you cannot leave. We have to stop them before they hurt anybody else. Or before they hurt you. (Cole takes Phoebe’s hands.)

Cole: They’re after me, Phoebe. This is my battle. I’ll handle it. (He starts to walk away.)

Phoebe: Cole. (He stops and turns back around.) I love you, and if holding onto that means that I have to fight a couple of extra demons along the way, then bring ‘em on. (Cole smiles.)

Cole: Unfortunately, we have no idea what we’re dealing with. A strange shadow that only Prue can see, I haven’t the slightest idea what that could be.

Phoebe: So we’ll figure it out. (They hug.) Together. It won’t bring Mrs. Owens back but trust me, avenging an innocent feels pretty damn good.

[Cut to Prue in her car. She pulls up behind Reece’s car.]

[Cut inside the car. The woman is looking through photos she took.]

Woman: I don’t see anything remotely suspicious. Oh, unless you consider hot pink pedicures impressive.

Reese: I’m not sure what I think.

Woman: You really think these women are murderers?

Reese: You just keep doing what you’re doing.

Woman: No, see there’s something you’re not telling me. Look, I know, I’m a rookie and all but I think I have a right to know what I’m looking for here.

Reese: Look, Andrea, I’ve seen things on this case that aren’t right. Look, I don’t know what I’m looking for but until I do, I want you to keep your distance and just keep following Phoebe Halliwell.

Woman: So why don’t you at least take the night off, get some sleep for Pete’s sake?

Reese: No, no, no, I can’t, nu-uh. Not till this is over. I tell you what. Um, you dump those photos off on my desk and go home. You can pick them up again tomorrow.

Andrea: Reese…

Reese: That’s an order. (Andrea takes off her seat belt.)

Andrea: Have a good night.

Reese: Goodbye, you too.

(Andrea gets out of the car and Prue follows.)

[Cut to Cole’s old apartment. Cole and Phoebe duck under some police tape across the door and walk in. Phoebe sees a blood stain on the carpet.]

Phoebe: Oh, God.

Cole: You okay? (Cole shuts the door.) Try not to touch anything, you don’t wanna leave your fingerprints.

Phoebe: What if I want to get a premonition?

Cole: Use the back of your hand.

(Phoebe touches objects while Cole looks around the apartment. He goes into the bedroom.)

Phoebe: Did you find something?

(She goes over to him.)

Cole: Just this place, it’s strange to be back here.

Phoebe: I know. It’s strange to be back here too.

Cole: This was the first taste I had of a normal life. There were mornings I’d wake up next to you and I didn’t feel evil. I was just a guy in love with a beautiful girl. I wanted it so much. I started to believe that lie.

Phoebe: That’s not a lie anymore. We can have that. We can have a life together.

Cole: How?

Phoebe: Well, by taking out the bad guys who wanna take it away from us.

(Phoebe touches something and has a premonition of the two demons killing Reese. Prue is standing near and turns away.)

Cole: What did you see?

Phoebe: Prue, she turned her back. Why didn’t she do anything to stop them?

Cole: Stop who?

Phoebe: Uh, uh, demons. They, uh, sort of had vampire teeth and they were floating. They were killing Davidson.

Cole: I know. They’re Seekers. They have ways of gathering information fast. Really fast.

Phoebe: Do you know how to vanquish them?

Cole: No.

Phoebe: Well, let’s hope the Book of Shadows does.

[Scene: Reese’s office. Andrea walks in. A seeker is there. She gets a fright.]

Andrea: Oh my God. Oh, you startled me. Uh, are you waiting for Inspector Davidson?

Seeker #1: Are you expecting him?

Andrea: Uh, not tonight, he’s in the field.

Seeker #1: Where?

(Seeker #2 floats to the ground from the roof behind Andrea.)

Andrea: I’m sorry. (She sees Seeker #2.) I don’t know.

Seeker #1: Are you sure about that?

[Cut to outside the office. Prue is walking down the hallway. She hears a scream.]

[Cut back inside the office. Andrea falls to the floor.]

Seeker #1: What did she know?

Seeker #2: Nothing. She told me nothing.

Seeker #1: Which means he definitely knows something.

(Prue uses her power to knock the door down. The seekers disappear. Prue notices the black shadow floating above Andrea. She tries to use her power on it. It changes into the Angel of Death.)

Angel of Death: I’m beyond your powers. It’s time.

(Andrea’s spirit comes out of her body.)

Prue: Who are you?

Angel of Death: I’m Death. And I’ll be back.

(He and Andrea disappear.)

[Cut to the manor. Living room. Phoebe and Cole are there. Phoebe is flipping through the Book of Shadows.]

Phoebe: Here it is. The Seekers. They gather information by feeding on their victims brain stem cells. Lovely.

Cole: Which means my landlady must have talked to Inspector Davidson about me, that’s why they’re after him. Does it say anything about demons taking on shadow form?

Phoebe: No, but it does have a vanquish. Do you wanna see it?

(She goes to hand it to Cole but he jumps back.)

Cole: Oh, no no no. Last time I touched that book it electrocuted me.

Phoebe: Yeah, will, maybe because your intentions were evil. Maybe it knows now you’re trying to be good.

Cole: Better safe than sorry.

(Prue walks in.)

Prue: Oh, alright, I need the Book. Wait a second, what is he doing here next to it?

Cole: Keeping my distance, don’t worry.

Phoebe: Uh, pardon the potential understatement of a cliché, but you look like you’ve seen a ghost.

Prue: Yeah, among other things. I lost my innocent…

Cole: Davidson?

Prue: No, his partner. I mean, she was out of my sight for two seconds and then they got her.

Phoebe: Was that them?

(Prue looks at the book.)

Prue: Uh, yeah, actually, I think so.

Phoebe: They’re demonic lie detectors. Only no one survives their test.

Cole: They killed Mrs. Owens and now they’re after Davidson.

Prue: To get to you?

Cole: Yes, to get to me. (Silence.) Maybe I should deal with this on my own.

(Cole stands up.)

Phoebe: No, (Phoebe stands up.) You can’t. You said it yourself. You don’t know how to vanquish them.

Prue: Um, unfortunately this isn’t the only evil we’re up against either.

Phoebe: You mean the shadow?

Prue: Oh, yeah. Leo! Leo!

(Leo and Piper orb in. Leo is holding a crystal lamp.)

Phoebe: What’s with the lamp?

Leo: A wedding present.

(Leo grins. Piper does not look impressed.)

Piper: Bright isn’t it?

Prue: Uh, yeah. Um, Leo, is there such a thing as death? Uh, I mean the Angel of Death.

Leo: Yeah, sure. Why?

Prue: Because I met him.

Phoebe: Uh, what, are you kidding me?

Prue: Yeah, that’s how the shadow introduced himself to me when he took Davidson’s partner. And then he said that he would be back too. I’m assuming for Davidson.

Cole: He’s not working with the demons.

Leo: No, he can’t be. Angel of Death isn’t evil.

Prue: The hell he isn’t. And if I can see him, that must mean that I’m supposed to stop him.

Leo: Prue, you can’t stop him. The Angel of Death always gets what he comes for.

Prue: Yeah, well, not this time. Alright, I need to get a hold of Davidson. If I can get him here, I can protect him better.

Piper: Hold it. Davidson? As in Reese Davidson, the D.A. investigator? He’s the innocent?

Prue: Yeah, is that a problem?

Piper: One big great giant one. Prue, we can’t protect him without telling him we’re witches.

Prue: Yeah, I know that Piper but I don’t care, okay? I-I cannot stand by and watch death take that man.

Phoebe: But that’s what you do. At least according to my premonition. You turn your back when the demons attack.

Prue: No, that doesn’t make any sense.

Phoebe: I know, but that’s what I saw.

Prue: Yeah, well, then you saw wrong. I’m not gonna let Death take any more of my innocents. I’m tired of losing people. So, Phoebe, do you have Davidson’s card?

Phoebe: Mm-hm.

(Phoebe leaves the room.)

Cole: Excuse me.

(Cole walks out of the room and shimmers out.)

[Cut to Reese’s office. Paramedics cover Andrea over. An inspector is talking to Reese.]

Reese: I thought I was protecting her.

Inspector: You alright, Inspector?

Reese: I should’ve warned her. I should’ve told her everything.

Inspector: What exactly should you have told her?

Reese: Look, all that matters is I’m gonna take down the guy who did this. No matter what. (His pager beeps.) The last thing I feel like is…I’ve gotta take this.

(Reese walks out of the room. The Seekers are standing near by. Reese goes down the hallway and Cole stands in front of him.)

Cole: Forget about the Halliwells, it’s me you’re after. I’ll tell you whatever you wanna know, I promise. Just not here, it’s not safe. (Cole goes to touch his shoulder but Reese pushes it away.)

Reese: Don’t touch me! You’re under arrest. Turner and I will personally see to it.

Cole: Wait. (Cole listens.)

Reese: What do you mean, wait?

(Cole grabs Reese and they shimmer out. The two Seekers walk around the corner. They stop.)

Seeker #1: Did you sense that?

Seeker #2: Belthazor’s alive.

[Cut to the mausoleum. Cole and Reese shimmer in.]

Cole: I’m sorry, it was our only chance. They might be able to track me, but they’ll have a hard time sensing me in a cemetery

Reese: How did we get…What the hell’s happening? What was happening to me?

Cole: Just breathe, try to calm down.

Reese: Who are you?

Cole: Somebody who just saved your life. (Reese freaks out and backs away.) Try to calm down, Inspector. If I were a murderer, I would have killed you by now.

Reese: Just-just-just let me go then. I’ll just walk away.

Cole: But I can’t do that. If demons get to you, they’ll find out the way to get to me is to kill Phoebe and I can’t let that happen.

Reese: You say demon?

Cole: Only as a metaphor.

[Cut to the manor. Leo places the lamp on a table. Prue is waiting near the phone.]

Prue: Okay, Davidson won’t answer our page. Something must have happened to him.

(Phoebe comes down the stairs.)

Phoebe: Cole’s gone.

Leo: What do you mean gone?

Phoebe: I mean, he’s not here. I’ve looked everywhere. He must have gone after Davidson alone, to protect us.

Piper: Yeah, but if the Seekers get to him first…

Prue: We’ve gotta get Cole to bring him back here.

Phoebe: The mausoleum. He could’ve taken him to the mausoleum. That’s where Cole stays.

Piper: Is there any chance that’s where you saw the Inspector die in your premonition?

Phoebe: Maybe. Let’s go.

(They head towards the door.)

Prue: I could astral there faster.

Leo: What if the demon shows up? You can’t vanquish them, you’ll need the power of three spell.

Prue: So then I won’t vanquish them. I’ll just protect Reese long enough to get him outta there.

Phoebe: Prue…

Prue: Phoebe, your premonition is not gonna come true. I told you, this is one fight Death is not gonna win.

[Cut to the mausoleum. Cole pushes Reese against the wall.]

Reese: Stay the hell away from me.

Cole: I told you I’m not gonna hurt you.

(The Seekers appear.)

Seeker#1: Belthazor, I assume.

Cole: I’m sorry, who?

Seeker #1: We sensed your shimmer. You’re losing your touch.

Cole: Leave him out of this.

Seeker #1: Why would we want him? Now that we have you.

Seeker #2: Unless the human knows something Belthazor doesn’t want us to know.

(Prue astral projects in.)

Prue: Hi. Need a little help?

Cole: What are you doing here?

(Prue winks at him.)

Reece: How did you get here? What the hells going on?

Seeker #1: Well, well, well. The mighty Belthazor, in bed with a witch.

Prue: Don’t make me sick. (Reese tries to run away but Seeker #2 throws him against the wall. Cole tackles Seeker #1. Prue kicks Seeker #2 and he flies into a cement statue. Death appears beside Reece.) No.

(Seeker #1 holds Cole on the ground.)

Cole: Prue!

(Cole pushes Seeker #1 off and #2 jumps on him.)

Prue: (to Death) Come out and fight you miserable coward.

(She kicks and punches him but her leg goes straight through him. The Seekers hold down Cole. They show their fangs.)

Cole: Prue!

(Prue stops kicking and punching Death.)

Death: I never lose. It’s his time.

Prue: Over my dead body.

(She continues to punch him. Cole pushes off the seekers and looks over at Prue. He can’t see Death. He tries to zap the Seekers but they disappear. Death disappears.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Leo places the lamp on a different table. Piper stands behind him.]

Piper: It’s just so bright.

Leo: Of course it’s bright. It’s supposed to represent the light of eternal love.

Piper: Wait, does that mean we can never turn if off?

Phoebe: At this rate you’re gonna turn it off in record time.

Piper: I’m just saying, I don’t think it belongs in the living room.

Leo: Or the parlor, the dining room, the foyer.

Piper: Pheebs?

Phoebe: Oh, do you think I’m stupid, I am staying out of this. Besides, I’m more concerned about…

(Cole and Prue walk in. Cole is carrying Reese.)

Cole: I wouldn’t revert to my demon form and I could’ve used some help.

(Cole lays him on the couch.)

Prue: I was busy saving Davidson.

Cole: No, that’s what I was doing.

Phoebe: Hello? What happened? Is he okay?

Cole: He almost wasn’t. The Seekers were at the Courthouse waiting for him.

Prue: And then they tracked Cole to the mausoleum.

Leo: Well, how do you know they didn’t track you here.

Cole: They retreated first. They have to be close to a shimmer to track it.

Phoebe: They retreated?

Prue: Yeah. I kicked ass.

Cole: No, you kicked air.

Prue: No, I told you that I was fighting the Angel of Death and obviously I won.

Leo: Prue, that’s not possible.

Prue: Well he’s alive isn’t he?

Cole: For now maybe. But the Seekers will be back and they’ll out for blood, mine and yours. The only thing they don’t know is how to find us.

Prue: Yes, and now they know Davidson is the key.

Cole: If you had have just worked with me…

Prue: You know, you’re not exactly the poster boy for teamwork, Cole.

Piper: Hey, you were supposed to stick with us, remember?

Cole: I was trying to protect you. All of you.

Phoebe: By exposing yourself?

Cole: Better me than you.

Prue: You know, the one thing you failed to consider, Cole, is no matter how dangerous Davidson is to us, you were more dangerous.

Cole: Oh, no, wait a minute, I think that I proved myself to you…

Phoebe: No, Cole, that’s not what she meant. You’re a part of our lives now. You know almost everything about us. If you had lost…

Cole: The Seekers could use what they know to destroy you.

Leo: I better check with the Elders, this is getting complicated.

(Reese starts to wake up and he sees Leo orb out. He freaks out.)

Prue: Uh, Inspector, you hit your head.

(He jumps up off the couch and pulls out his gun.)

Reese: I didn’t hit it that hard. Whatever I just saw, it wasn’t because I hit my head.

Prue: Alright, look, I know that this may seem hard to believe after everything that you’ve been through tonight, but we are on your side, okay, we’re the good guys.

Reese: I don’t know what you people are but good isn’t topping my list of ideas.

Cole: Leave that as it may, we can’t let you leave.

Phoebe: Cole.

Reese: Try and stop me.

Cole: Inspector, you’re in a room with three witches and a demon, do you really think that gun’s gonna help?

Prue: Look, I don’t really know how to tell you this but it’s not just demons that are after you. The Angel of Death wants you too. Now please, please, if you stay here we can protect you.

Reese: I’m not afraid of Death. (Cole walks towards him.) You on the other hand are a different matter. (Reese runs outside.)

Phoebe: Cole.

Cole: He’s gonna expose you. He’ll gather evidence and…

Piper: Cole, we don’t kidnap cops and then hold them against their will.

Phoebe: But we do follow them and protect them against their will. Come on. (to Cole) Not you, you stay here.

Cole: So, what? I’m just, I’m just meant to wait here?

Piper: Yeah, no shimmering and lock the door behind us. Prue?

Prue: You guys go ahead.

Phoebe: What about the demons?

Prue: Yeah, the demons are just pawns, I’m going over their heads.

(Piper and Phoebe leave.)

[Scene: Beach. Prue is there chanting.]

Prue: “Spirits of air, sand and sea, converge to set the Angel free, in the wind I send this rhyme, bring Death before me, before my time.” Come on, I know that you can hear me.

(Death appears.)

Death: Are you sure you really want to be here?

Prue: Uh…

Death: Come on, I don’t have all day. There are people waiting. You definitely don’t have all day. So what is it? I took your husband and you want him back? Brother? Your Mother?

Prue: Don’t talk about her, don’t talk about my mother.

Death: That should’ve been an easy guess where the sad little girl lies.

Prue: You want Reece Davidson and it’s my job to protect him. So what do you want from me? What do I have to do?

Death: That’s not why you called me.

Prue: Yes, it is.

Death: No, that’s an excuse. You’re mad at me for taking mummy.

Prue: I told you not to talk about her.

Death: What were you? Ten? I’m just guessing now.

Prue: Just stop it!

Death: Younger, I bet. And now you think by saving this, which is it, Davidson, you think you’ll have beat me somehow. Somehow you’ll have finally won.

Prue: Just go away.

Death: No, you wanted me, now you’ve got me. You’re wasting precious time.

Prue: I’m sorry.

Death: It’s not my time your wasting, it’s yours. You refuse to accept me for what I am which keeps you from mourning me.

Prue: You don’t know me. You don’t know anything about me.

Death: But I’ve seen it so many times before. The anger, the pain. You lock up your tears and angrily steal yourself against me as it I was the ultimate evil.

Prue: You are the ultimate evil.

Death: No, I’m not good or evil, I just am. I’m inevitable.

Prue: What do I have to do to save Davidson?

Death: Huh. You still don’t get it do you? There’s nothing you can do.

Prue: I can’t just let an innocent man die.

Death: You have to let him die, you have no choice. And until you learn to accept that, you’ll just keep missing the bigger picture.

Prue: What bigger picture?

Death: I’ll show you. Oh, don’t worry, it’s not your time. Well, not just yet anyway.

(Death holds out his hand and Pru takes it. They disappear.)

[Scene: Cemetery. People are there attending Andrea’s funeral.]

[Cut to Piper’s car, which is parked near by. Phoebe’s on her cell phone.]

Phoebe: Prue left right after we did. And she hasn’t been back there?

Cole: (on phone) No one’s been here. I’m going out of my mind.

Phoebe: Yeah, try sitting in a car for sixteen hours.

Cole: No sign of any demons?

Phoebe: No, not yet. But Davidson lead us to a, uh…

Cole: To a what?

Phoebe: Never mind. Uh, if Prue comes back, tell her to call us. I love you. (She hangs up.)

[Cut to Cole]

Cole: Phoebe? Phoebe?

[Cut back to the car.]

Phoebe: Okay, so now what?

Piper: Well, we can’t crash the funeral. I guess we just watch from here.

Phoebe: I don’t understand. You tell a guy that Death is after him and he goes to a cemetery. How smart is that?

[Cut back to the funeral. The Seekers walk over to Reece.]

Reece: You want me? Fine But these people have been through enough.

(Reece walks away and the Seekers follow.)

[Cut to the car.]

Piper: Phoebe. (They get out of the car. The Seekers follow Reece into a church. Seeker #2 closes the door and puts a bar in the handles. Phoebe and Piper arrive outside. Reece gets out his gun and shoots at them.)

Phoebe: Reece, get out of there!

Piper: Run!

(Seeker 32 floats behind Reece.)

Seeker #1: You’ve been so brave, Inspector. Don’t ruin it now. Where’s Belthazor?

Reece: Belthazor?

(Prue and Death appears. Seeker #2 bites Reece’s neck. Prue gasps and looks away.)

Prue: Oh, my god.

Death: It’s his time. Just like it was your mother’s time.

Phoebe: Prue?

Prue: Prue, open the gate!

Death: Stop fighting me. (The Seekers disappear. Death malks over to Reece and his spirit rises from his body. He and Death disappear.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Church. Continued from before. Phoebe and Piper get inside.]

Piper: Prue.

Phoebe: Are you okay?

Prue: I don’t know.

Phoebe: Did the demons do something to you?

Prue: No.

Piper: How did you even get in here?

Prue: Uh, Death brought me.

Phoebe: I’m sorry.

Prue: You know, I-I don’t completely understand it myself.

Piper: Prue, how can you stand there and let him die?

Prue: Because it was his time, alright. I wanted to save him but I couldn’t.

Piper: You didn’t even try.

Prue: I’m sorry. (Prue kneels down beside Reece and cries.) I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

[Scene: Manor. The phone rings. Cole walks into the foyer to answer it. Seeker #1 appears in front of him.]

Cole: Ever hear of a doorbell?

Seeker #1: I thought we’d surprise you.

(Seeker #2 jumps on top of Cole. The answering machine picks up.)

[Cut to the car.]

Phoebe: (on phone) Cole, if you’re there, pick up the phone. Actually, don’t pick up the phone, just get out of the manor.

Prue: Should I astral there?

Piper: I think we should stick together.

Phoebe: Faster.

(Piper goes faster and almost crashes into a car.)

[Cut back to the manor. Cole hits Seeker #2 with a lamp and he falls into a table. Seeker #2 jumps on Cole and tries to bite him. Cole pushes him off and tries to zap him. He dodges the electricity balls. Seeker #2 jumps on Cole and they crash into the furniture. Cole is knocked unconscious.)

Seeker #1 Now, let’s see what you don’t want us to know.

(Prue, Piper and Phoebe walk in. Prue uses her power on Seeker #2. Phoebe hits Seeker #1 in the face and Prue kicks Seeker #2 in the stomach. Piper helps Cole up.)

Piper: Okay, come on, come on.

(Prue continues to kick Seeker #2.)

Cole: Prue. (She spins around.) Don’t.

(Prue joins Piper and Phoebe and they recite a spell.)

Prue, Piper, Phoebe: "Knowledge gained by murderous means is wisdom's bitter enemy. The mind that burns with stolen fire, will now become your funeral pyre."

(Smoke rises from the Seekers and they are engulfed in flames. They disappear. Phoebe goes over to Cole and they kiss.)

Prue: Well, at least we saved one.

Phoebe: Wow, did you hear that? You just reached innocent status.

Cole: Well, that's good.

Phoebe: To Prue no one's more important.

(Leo orbs in.)

Piper: Wow, nice timing. You missed the show.

Leo: I know, but they told me to miss it. (to Prue) You okay?

Prue: Yeah.

Piper: What do you mean they told you to miss it? The Elders were behind this whole thing?

Leo: No, but they knew they had to let Prue learn a lesson by herself. The hard way.

Cole: What lesson?

Prue: That Death is not the evil.

Phoebe: You okay?

Prue: Yeah. (Prue leaves the room.)

Leo: She just needs some time.

Piper: And we need a maid. (Phoebe nudges Cole and they run out of the room.) You know, I was thinking. This lamp is not worth fighting over, so if you love it then I love it.

Leo: Yeah?

Piper: Yeah, I mean, uh, life's too short. (They kiss. Leo knocks the table the lamp was on and it smashes on the floor.) Ooh! Wow. Now I love it even more.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Beach. Prue is sitting on some rocks looking out at the water. Death appears.]

Death: You contemplating the tides? Can't control them anymore than me.

Prue: Okay, I get that you're not evil but what I don't get is why I wasn't supposed to fight the demons.

Death: Well, you were alone and out numbered.

Prue: I still could've fought.

Death: But you would've lost, Prue.

Prue: How did you know my name?

Death: I read it off my list. It was the next one after Reece Davidson.

Prue: You were coming for me.

Death: If you had have stopped fighting me, yes. That's why you were able to see me. It's the bigger picture, Prue. Focusing all your anger against me leaves you vulnerable to the real evils of this world. You do well to remember that in the future. What?

Prue: I don't know, you know, I've been mad at you for so long. Ever since mum died. I don't know how else to be.

Death: You grieve and then you move on.

(Death disappears. Prue sits there and cries.)

End

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