Engaged and Confused is the 16th episode of the eighth season and the 172nd overall episode of Charmed.


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Paige and Henry's cold feet put their engagement in jeopardy. Meanwhile, a demon kidnaps Christy in order to lure the Charmed Ones into attacking the Triad and prevent them from taking over the Underworld.


Main Cast

Guest Stars



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

To Call a Lost Witch

Power of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies
Come to us who call you near
Come to us and settle here.


  • Billie worked on an Enhancing Potion for the to Call a Lost Witch spell.


  • Teleportation: One of Xar's minions teleported in burning in Xar's lair.
  • Pyrokinesis: Used by Christy to set her food on fire and to burn the rope around her hands. She also set Ciril on fire. She also set Takar on fire while focusing her power to break a crystal cage.
  • Telepathy: Used by Christy to hear Xar's minions' thoughts, revealing them to be demons. She also used it to contact the Triad.
  • Fireballs: Used by Ciril to attack Piper, Paige, Billie and Christy. Candor vanquished Xar with a fireball. The Triad later used fireballs to attack the Charmed Ones. Baliel accidentally vanquished Asmodeus with a fireball.
  • Molecular Combustion: Piper tried to blow up Takar, but he dodged her power. She later blew up a fireball and Baliel.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Takar, Xar and the Triad.
  • Temporal Stasis: Used by Coop to freeze Phoebe and by Candor to freeze everyone in the Manor except Christy.
  • Suggestion: Used by Coop on Phoebe after freezing her.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Coop to move a chair.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
  • Beaming: Type of Teleportation used by Coop.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper, trying to freeze the Triad. It slowed them down instead, because they were too powerful.
  • Adjusting: Used by Asmodeus and Baliel to fight through Piper's freeze.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb Asmodeus in front of Baliel's fireball.
  • A burning demon teleporting in.
  • Christy sets her food on fire.
  • Christy hears Xar's minions thoughts, revealing them to be demons.
  • Ciril throws a fireball at Piper.
  • Piper tries to blow up Takar, but he dodges her power.
  • Ciril throws another fireball.
  • Ciril creates another fireball.
  • Christy sets Ciril on fire.
  • Takar fading out.
  • Xar fading out with Christy.
  • Coop freezes Phoebe.
  • Coop telekinetically moves the chair.
  • Christy burns the rope around her hands.
  • Christy sets Takar on fire and focuses her power to break through the crystal cage.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Christy telepathically contacts the Triad.
  • The Triad fading in.
  • Paige orbing in with Phoebe.
  • Candor creates a fireball to vanquish Xar.
  • Coop beaming out.
  • Paige orbing out with her sisters.
  • Paige orbing in with her sisters behind the couch.
  • Candor throws a fireball at the Charmed Ones.
  • Piper blows it up.
  • Asmodeus throws a fireball at Phoebe.
  • Asmodeus throws another fireball.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Baliel throwing a fireball.
  • Piper tries to freeze Asmodeus and Baliel, but only slows them down.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Paige orbs Asmodeus in front of Baliel's fireball.
  • Piper tries to blow up Baliel.
  • Piper tries to blow up Baliel again.
  • Piper finally blows up Baliel.
  • Candor fading out.
  • Paige orbing in with her sisters.
  • Candor freezes the Charmed Ones and Billie.
  • Candor fading in.
  • Candor fading out.


  • Athame - A double edged ceremonial knife.
  • Book of Shadows - The Halliwell Family's magical tome. In addition to spells and potion recipes, the Book of Shadows contains information on warlocks, demons, and other supernatural beings. It was created by their ancestor, Melinda Warren, and was passed down every generation.
  • Crystals - Xar used Crystals to set up a Crystal Cage to trap Christy.
  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for Scrying. Paige wanted to scry for Christy, but Billie's spell brought Christy back before the crystal found her.
  • Billie used her modern way of Scrying to scry for the Triad.
  • Wuvey - Wyatt's teddy bear.
  • Cupid Ring - Cupids use a Cupid Ring to guide their charges and are granted additional powers.

Notes and Trivia

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Engaged and Confused WB Trailer

Ordinace v růžové zahradě 2 - 163. díl - Musela jsem tě vidět

Photo in the fictional magazine

  • The WB used the promo title A Charmed Wedding.
  • It is confirmed for the first time that Christy is actually working with the Triad. This adds her to a long line of evil blondes the Charmed Ones have faced over the years, including Hecate, Julie and the Stillman Sisters.
  • Paige is the last Charmed One to be married. This means that the sisters were all married according to age: Prue was first in Bride and Gloom, then Piper and Leo in Just Harried, followed by Phoebe in Marry-Go-Round, and Rewitched. Phoebe, however, will remarry for the third and final time in Forever Charmed.
    • Paige wears a wedding dress for the second time. She already wore one in House Call, glamouring into Glen's bride, Jessica.
  • The Elders send a Cupid to help Phoebe in finding love. Another Cupid was previously seen in "Heartbreak City". Curiously, Phoebe fell for both of them.
  • When Paige tells Henry that she's going up against the Triad, Henry insists that he goes as well to help them. The scene is very similar to the one in "Deja Vu All Over Again" where Andy insists that he goes with Prue and her sisters to defeat Inspector Rodriguez.
  • This episode proves that Piper's powers have advanced since she got them, with her Molecular Combustion power, she was able to blow up a Triad member with three tries, and with her Molecular Immobilization she was able to temporarily freeze two triad members, who were upper-level demons.
  • An episode still of Paige and Henry kissing on their wedding appeared in fictional magazine in Czech TV series Ordinace v růžové zahradě 2. One of the main characters pointed to Henry and said that it's his brother.
  • Both Piper and Phoebe bump into their future husbands before actually meeting them. Piper bumps into Leo in flashbacks in "Pre-Witched" and Phoebe bumps into Coop in this episode.
  • Like Cole, Coop's first admiring comment about Phoebe concerns her calf, or at least leg.
  • Asmodeus is vanquished when Paige orbs him in front of a fireball while frozen. This is similar to how Prue moved a frozen Rex Buckland to be mauled by Hannah Webster in "Wicca Envy" and how she moved The Collectors to vanquish each other in "They're Everywhere".

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the 1993 comedy film "Dazed and Confused".


  • When one of the Triad freezes the room to talk to Christy, Piper's face is different from when it unfreezes to when it was first frozen. During the scene, Paige can be seen moving in the background.
  • The pentagrams on the robes worn by Candor changes, at first it is pointing down and then points up in the last scene.


Episode Stills

Behind the scenes

International Titles

  • French: La bague au doigt (The Ring to the Finger)
  • Czech: Zasnoubeni a zmateni (Engaged and Confused)
  • Slovak: Útrapy zo zásnub (Hardships of Engagement)
  • Serbian: Vereni i zbunjeni
  • Spanish (Spain): Prometida y confusa (Engaged and confused)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Comprometida y confundida (Engaged and Confound)
  • Italian: Fidazati e confusi (Engaged and confused)
  • German: Verliebt, Verlobt, Verwirrt (In Love, Engaged, Confused)
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