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Written by: David Simkins

Season 2, Episode 10

Episode No. 32

[Scene: The building where Max and Cindy work. Cupid is there leaning against a pole.]

Max: Cindy.

Cindy: Max.

Max: Hi.

Cindy: Hi.

Max: Working late, huh?

Cindy: Yeah, so what else is new, right?

(They walk down the stairs. Cupid's ring glows.)

Cupid: It's a match.

Max: Did you guys survive Y2K alright?

Cindy: Sure. If you ask me it's all just a bunch of hype.

Max: Exactly.

Cindy: I guess I'll see you around?

Max: Okay. Take care.

Cindy: :Yeah, you too.

(Cupid's ring glows and Cindy and Max walk in slow motion.)

Cupid: Cindy, I know those last few loves of yours didn't work out. You've been hurt and you're scared. But you've gotta take a risk if you wanna find the real thing. And Max is real. Open up to him. And Max, Cindy's love and compassion awaits you, but she's afraid that you're still in love with your ex-wife. You've got to reassure her. Life's short you two. So, have a better one together, okay?

(Cupid's ring glows and they stop moving in slow motion.)

Max: Listen, you wanna grab a cup of coffee or something?

Cindy: Yeah, sure, I'd like that.

Max: Great.

[Scene: Cupid is walking along in an alley. Drazi, the demon of hate, grabs Cupid and holds him up against a dumpster.]

Drazi: Hello, friend. I’ve been looking everywhere for you.

Cupid: Drazi.

Drazi: I knew I’d find ya.

Cupid: Yeah, listen Drazi.

(Drazi throws Cupid into some wooden boxes.)

Drazi: Couldn’t leave it alone could ya? You just had to get in the way.

Cupid: You crossed the line.

Drazi: Crossed the line? I am the line. You’re the one that went too far and now you’re gonna pay.

Cupid: No, wait.

(Drazi reaches into Cupid’s chest and squeezes his heart.)

Cupid: Ahh, you’re killing me.

Drazi: I could do a lot more than that. A lot more. How does it feel, huh? I can tell ya, I know. Thanks to you, I know what it feels like to have your heart ripped out. You don't want to feel that pain do you? (He throws Cupid on the ground and stands on his arm.) No, I gotta better idea and you’re gonna just hate it. (Drazi takes Cupid’s ring.) Your little magic ring you use to slip in there between the heart beats, plant your little thoughts of love and I’m gonna borrow it. I’m gonna use it to tear apart some of your more recent unions.

Cupid: No, Drazi, no.

Drazi: I’m gonna turn love into hate and that hate is going to slowly and painfully kill you. And in the end, you’re gonna wish I had ripped your heart out.

(He walks away.)

Cupid: Drazi!

[Scene: Outside the movie theatre. Prue, Jack, Piper, Dan and Phoebe walk onto the sidewalk. Prue and Jack are holding hands and Dan has his arm around Piper.]

Phoebe: Fifth wheel cutting in.

Piper: Oh, would you stop that.

Phoebe: Well, it is a double date.

Prue: It would have been a triple date if Kevin hadn’t cancelled.

Phoebe: I know. It seems to be an epidemic lately. Guys cancelling on me.

Piper: You know what happens when they cancel.

Prue: Ooh, back to square one.

Piper: Do not pass go.

Phoebe: And all accured nookie credits are thrown out.

Jack: There’s a penalty?

Prue, Piper, Phoebe: Oh yeah!

Jack: You know this glimpse into feminine mystery frightens me to no end so allow me to change the subject. What did you think of the movie?

Piper: I liked it.

Prue: Loved it except for the bellbottoms.

Dan: It was okay, I guess.

Piper: Who are you kidding? I heard you sniffle.

Dan: Fighting a cold.

Piper: Liar.

Prue: Jack?

Jack: As far as classics go, it was no Dirty Dozen.

Phoebe: I slept through it.

Jack: You slept through Dirty Dozen?

Phoebe: No, Love Story. The last thing I remember is the hockey game.

Piper: That was the very beginning.

Phoebe: Okay, let me guess. Boy meets girl, grim reaper swipes girl, and boy’s left with his hockey skates?

Jack: That’s the review.

Dan: Anybody want a coffee?

Jack: I hope so because I am buying.

(Prue, Jack, Piper and Dan walk into a coffee shop laughing and giggling. Phoebe walks in and stops, feeling left out. Prue notices her standing there.)

Prue: Hey, you’re gonna come get coffee, right?

Phoebe: I’m just gonna get a cab, call it a night. I’m pooped.

Prue: I’m sorry that Kevin backed out on you.

Phoebe: His loss.

Prue: It is so his loss because you are beautiful, my sister.

(Prue hugs her.)

Phoebe: You’re so beautiful. Alright, go see your man. Have some coffee.

Prue: Okay. I love you.

Phoebe: I love you too.

(Prue walks over to the others. Cupid comes up to Phoebe.)

Cupid: I need your help.

(He grabs her.)

Phoebe: Let go of me.

Cupid: Hate will destroy me and everything else if you don’t help me.

Phoebe: I am warning you, buddy.

Cupid: Phoebe, you gotta believe me. I know why you can’t find love.

Dan: Hey, you, let go of her.

(Cupid runs away. Prue and Piper run up to Phoebe.)

Piper: Are you okay?

Phoebe: Uh, yeah.

Prue: What was that about?

Phoebe: I’m not sure.

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Phoebe walks out of her bedroom and walks over to Piper’s room. She knocks on the door.]

Phoebe: Piper, you still asleep? (She opens the door and walks in. She notices Piper’s bed hasn’t been slept in. She walks out and over to Prue’s room.) Hey, Prue, guess who got lucky last night? (She opens the door and notices Prue’s bed hasn’t been slept in either. She walks downstairs and the phone rings.) I’ll get it. (She picks up the phone.) Hello?

Prue: Morning.

Phoebe: Hey, Prue. Did that coffee keep someone up all night?

Prue: Believe it or not, all we did was talk.

Phoebe: Yeah, right.

Prue: No, I swear. We just talked about everything, it was really great.

Phoebe: Really? How’d he react to the witch part?

Prue: Cute. Alright, where’s Piper?

Phoebe: Oh, she’s still at Dan’s. Hey, if only I’d bagged Mr. Creepy, we could have scored a Halliwell hat trick last night.

Prue: Don’t be mad.

Phoebe: No, I’m not mad. I’m thrilled for you both. I mean, it’s been a long time. You deserve to be happy.

(Cupid walks up behind Phoebe.)

Cupid: You’re gonna need a new lock on that back door.

(Phoebe drops the phone, turns around and kicks Cupid in the mouth. He falls onto the stairs.)

[Cut to Prue.]

Prue: Phoebe? (Prue hangs up and runs out of Jack's place.)

[Cut back to the manor.]

Cupid: I’m getting rather used to you kicking love in the teeth.

Phoebe: Okay, who are you and what do you want?

Cupid: More importantly I know who you are Phoebe. And that’s why I’m here. I need your help. Charmed Ones kind of help.

Phoebe: I will ask again. Who are you?

Cupid: You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.

Phoebe: Try me.

Cupid: Well, for lack of a better name, Cupid.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Dan’s house. Piper’s laying on Dan’s bed. Dan comes in carrying a tray with breakfast on it.]

Piper: Oh, my.

Dan: All eggs over, bacon crisps, a box of jewelry and dried toast.

Piper: A box of what?

Dan: Would you like the morning paper with that?

Piper: What did you do?

Dan: It’s not a big deal. It’s not a ring or anything. But just because it’s jewelry, I don’t want you to feel like you gotta keep it. If you wanna take it back, you can.

Piper: I get it, I get it.

(Piper picks up the box.)

Dan: You gonna open it?

(Piper opens it and there’s a diamond necklace in it)

Piper: Oh.

Dan: ‘Cause if you want to you can take it back. (Piper kisses Dan passionately. Phoebe looks around the corner and tries to get Piper’s attention. Piper opens her eyes and sees Phoebe. She stops kissing Dan.) Hey, is something- (Piper freezes Dan.)

Piper: Phoebe, what are you doing in here? How did you get in here?

Phoebe: We have got a very big problem. (Phoebe pulls Cupid into the room.) Piper, Cupid. Cupid, Piper.

Cupid: Hi, sorry to interrupt. Glad to see things are working out for you and Dan.

Piper: What?

Phoebe: You have to come home really fast.

Cupid: Yeah, a demon of hate stole my ring and he's gonna use it to find all the loves that I've put together so he can destroy them, which will in turn destroy me.

Piper: Wait a minute.

Phoebe: He's telling the truth. The demon's name is Drazi. He's in the Book of Shadows.

Cupid: Yeah, Phoebe's already started working on the potion that will vanquish it.

Phoebe: And Prue's on her way home.

Piper: From where?

Phoebe: From Jack's. Okay, hurry. Kiss very fast.

(Cupid and Phoebe leave. Piper sits back on the bed in front of Dan.)

Piper: Okey dokey.

(Dan unfreezes.)

Dan: -the matter?

Piper: Yes. Um, there is but not with you. There is absolutely nothing the matter with you. But I do have to go. (She gets off the bed.)

Dan: Hold it. What happened? I don't understand.

Piper: It has nothing to do with you.

Dan: Then what does it have to do with?

Piper: It's, uh, complicated. (She picks up her clothes.) Thank you for this and you'll see it on me tonight at the club. (She kisses him and leaves.)

[Scene: A cafe. Max and Cindy are sitting at a table drinking coffee. Drazi is standing nearby watching them. The ring on his finger glows.]

Drazi: Hello, young lovers.

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Cupid are there.]

Prue: So we're actually supposed to believe that you're Cupid?

Cupid: You believe in warlocks and demons but you can't believe in me?

Piper: Where's the chubby baby?

Phoebe: Guys.

Prue: And the bow and arrow?

Cupid: Where's the warty chins, hooked noses and pointy hats?

Prue: Alright, show us something supernatural.

Cupid: Drazi took my ring. It's my powers, how I get in.

Prue:; Get in?

Cupid: People's hearts, to waken love. See, but Drazi's all about hate and he's gonna use the ring to get in the same way.

Piper: You're still gonna have to back up the Cupid claim.

Cupid: Okay, fine. (He points to Piper.) Dan, (points to Prue) Jack, (points to Phoebe) Clay (points to Prue) Andy. My sincerest condolences. Eric in London, Alan in college, (points to Piper) Not Jeremy the Warlock, Joe in college, Barry in high school, Tim in eighth grade, (points to Phoebe) Ken, Kyle, Steve, Mike, Ken again, Brian, Joel, Martin, Peter, Paul, Tony.

Phoebe: Okay, you know I didn't love all those guys, right?

Cupid: Yeah, well, they wanted to love you but you're closed hearted. That's what sent them away.

Phoebe: My closed heart? I do not have a closed heart.

Cupid: Look, if people get the feeling that there's nothing there, then eventually it's hasta la vista, Phoebe. That explains the recent rush of cancelled dates.

Prue: Okay, so wait, our past relationships, you made those happen?

Cupid: Well, actually, my assignment here's only two years old. I helped you two meet Jack and Dan but most of your prior loves were work from fellow agents.

Piper: Agents?

Cupid: Oh, yeah. I'm just one of many. We work in secret all over the world making connections

Piper: Did you connect me and Leo?

Cupid: Uh, no. That was the work of you two. Those connections were forbidden to make for obvious reasons.

Phoebe: Um, can we go back to the hasta la vista remark please?.

Cupid: We don't have time right now to debate the topic of your closed heart, Phoebe. We gotta finish the potion so we can vanquish Drazi before it's too late.

Prue: Okay, so how are we supposed to find him?

Cupid: The same way he can find me. We can sense each other. We're connected in a cosmic way. There's a fine line between love and hate.

Piper: Oh, brother.

Cupid: Hey, don't take Drazi lightly. You guys are in danger as well you know.

Phoebe: We're in danger every day. We're used to it.

Cupid: Look, if Drazi succeeds, eventually he'll kill the ability to love. And believe me, it's a fate worse than death.

[Scene: At the markets. Max is buying some flowers for Cindy. He walks over to her.]

Max: Sorry, they didn't have any roses.

Cindy: You're too good to be true. I still can't believe this is all happening.

Max: Believe it.

(They kiss. Drazi appears.)

Drazi: Touching. Really touching. Cindy, could you be a bigger fool? He's still sleeping with his ex-wife. He looks at you as a desperate, lonely woman. Easy sex. Max, she's nothing but a gold digging tramp, who wants to hit your big fat wallet, just as soon marry ya and kill you for the insurance. Bye bye. (He disappears.)

Cindy: You pathetic...

Max: Bitch!

Cindy: Take your damn flowers. Give them to your ex-wife.

Max: The bank's closed, baby. You're not laying one finger on this guy's money.

Cindy: Screw you.

(Max walks on the road.)

Max: Up yours!

(A car horn beeps and a car hits Max.)

[Cut to the manor. Cupid clutches his chest in pain. Piper walks in the foyer.]

Piper: Prue, Phoebe.

(Prue and Phoebe walk in.)

Prue: What's the matter?

Piper: I don't know.

Phoebe: What's wrong?

Cupid: It's Drazi. He's killing love.

Commercial Break

[Scene: On the street where Max got hit. Max is on a stretcher and a policeman is talking to Cindy.]

Cindy: He just walked into the traffic. Dumb ass. Is he gonna die?

Policeman: I can't answer that.

Cindy: Because he should you know. I don't think I've known anyone who deserves to be hit by a car more than that guy.

(Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Cupid pull up in the car. They get out and walk over to Max.)

Cupid: It's Max.

Piper: Is he one of yours?

Cupid: Yeah, I matched him up with Cindy last night. She was afraid to risk love too.

Phoebe: Are you picking on me?

Cupid: Phoebe, I'm...

Phoebe: Do you think it's easy finding love with all the demon hunting we have to do?

Cupid: Well, your sisters don't seem to be having any problem.

Phoebe: Alright, you know, let's stay focused. We have things to do.

Prue: Are you sure Drazi did this?

Cupid: Positive. He's still here too. I can feel him?

Phoebe: Where?

Cupid: There. (Cupid points to him and you can see him standing near by.)

Prue: Do you think he knows who we are?

(Drazi walks off.)

Piper: Apparently.

Cupid: He's getting away. Do you have the potion?

Phoebe: Yes. (They all start running after him.) We're not gonna catch him.

Prue: Piper, freeze him.

Piper: He's too far away.

Cupid: Well, someone better do something fast.

(They approach some steps and Prue sits down. She astral projects.)

[Cut to Drazi. Astral Prue appears in front of him.]

Drazi: What?

Prue: Surprise. (She tries to use her power but it doesn't work.) Uh, whoops, that didn't work. (She grabs a piece of wood and hits him. He falls to the ground. Prue astral projects back into her body.) Ah, ah.

Phoebe: Are you back with us?

Prue: I think so. Wow, I really gotta get a handle on that.

Cupid: I don't understand.

Piper: She astral projected.

Phoebe: Did you get him?

Prue: No, I just slowed him down but you guys go get him, hurry. (They run off while Prue sits on the step recovering from astral projecting.) God, I love this new power.

[Cut to Drazi. Phoebe, Piper and Cupid run up to him. Drazi stands up.]

Drazi: Hiding behind witches skirts?

Piper: Stealing things that don't belong to you? (She freezes him.) Okay, go.

(Phoebe throws the potion on Drazi and he unfreezes.)

Drazi: What the...?

(He starts melting and turns into black stuff. Prue arrives.)

Prue: Did you get him?

Piper: Did we?

Cupid: Sure looks like it. Though, I don't know what happened to my ring. It shouldn't have been affected by what we did to Drazi.

Phoebe: So that's it right? We're done? You can just move on.

Cupid: In a hurry to get rid of me, Phoebe?

Phoebe: Look, Cupid. I know you're just trying to help but did you ever think that I may not be ready for love right now?

Cupid: No, you're more than ready.

Phoebe: Don't start. Just go.

Cupid: Well, I need the ring to get back. I mean, unless you can get me another one but the problem is I need it to get back to them.

Prue: Wait, you're stuck here?

Cupid: No, actually, you can help me get back home. One more potion, some well-chosen words from the Charmed Ones and I'm on my way. (to Phoebe) Care to help me with that potion?

Phoebe: Me? Why me?

Cupid: Because you're free tonight, they have dates.

Piper: Hey, how'd you know... never mind, scratch that.

(Prue and Piper walk off. Cupid stands there smiling at Phoebe.)

Phoebe: What are you smiling at?

Cupid: You.

(They walk off. The black stuff on the ground turns back into Drazi.)

Drazi: Well, it looks like you can't kill love after all. But you sure can screw with it.

[Scene: P3. Dan, Piper, Prue and Jack are at the bar. Prue's looking at Piper's necklace.]

Prue: Very nice. So you like it?

Piper: I love it.

Dan: Well, thank your sister. She helped me pick it out.

Prue: Hey. Okay, guilty.

Piper: Well, thank you both and (to Dan) I'll thank you again later.

Jack: Wow, if that's all it takes, when can I buy one?

(Dan and Piper laugh.)

Prue: Okay. (She walks away.)

Jack: You know what? Why don't we find a table and get some food.

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe and Cupid are making the potion.]

Phoebe: So this will send you back?

Cupid: When I drink this, you and your sisters say the magic words and I'm gone.

Phoebe: I can not believe I am stuck here doing the grunt work while they're...

Cupid: Twisting the night away? Don't blame them.

Phoebe: No, I'm not blaming anybody. It's just... I'm here...

Cupid: Stuck with me.

Phoebe: Um, I'm sorry, but did you do something specific to tick Drazi off? Or did he also find your honesty to be a complete and total pain in the ass?

Cupid: Drazi fell in love with a mortal woman. I redirected her love towards a mortal man away from Drazi. She's married now, very happy. But Drazi blames me for denying him love. (Phoebe starts stirring some stuff in a bowl really fast.) A hundred slow strokes there.

Phoebe: So are you telling me that demons love?

Cupid: Uh huh. Frightening stuff. Love of evil, love of fear, sometimes love are the very things they hate. In this case a human being. You know, if a demon can open his heart, there's hope in you too, Phoebe.

Phoebe: Okay, you know, my heart is not closed. Okay, it's open, just not to everybody.

Cupid: Your heart is closed.

Phoebe: I'm picky.

Cupid: No, you're terrified.

Phoebe: Of what? What am I terrified of?

Cupid: You tell me.

Phoebe: I don't want to play this game.

Cupid: Well, then at least stir correctly. (He stands behind her, puts his arms around her and stirs the stuff in the bowl.) Like that.

Phoebe: So, how does this work?

Cupid: It's a travel potion with an aphrodisiac.

Phoebe: Really? An aphrodisiac?

Cupid: Lavender, oysters, rosemary and chocolate and basic caris compound. The key ingredient is desire.

Phoebe: Desire?

Cupid: Desire to go home. 'Cos home...

Phoebe: Is where your heart is.

Cupid: Are you afraid of loss?

Phoebe: No, I swear if you barf up, it's better to have loved and loss than never to have loved at all, I might just have to... (She smells the potion.) Mmm, it smells really good.

Cupid: So tell me, what has not loving gotten you?

Phoebe: It's kept me safe.

Cupid: Safe from what?

Phoebe: From people leaving.

Cupid: Your mother?

Phoebe: Yeah.

Cupid: And your father?

Phoebe: And you.

Cupid: Are you falling for me?

(She walks away from him.)

Phoebe: No, I am not falling for you, thank you very much.

Cupid: Ladies and gentleman, Phoebe Halliwell - running away from love.

Phoebe: You are, Cupid. You're the one that's leaving me.

Cupid: Look, Phoebe, what I am is the potential for true love. That's all. Because once you've let love in, it'll never leave. Don't confuse the message with the messenger, Phoebe. It's what you're always done. See, messengers make mistakes, they get lost, they run away, they even die. But the message, open your heart, it comes from life itself. Hear it. For my sake and yours.

[Scene: P3. Prue, Piper, Jack and Dan are sitting at a table.]

Jack: Having an in with the owners of one of the hottest clubs in town does have its benefits.

Dan: Free chicken wings.

Jack: Name one.

Piper: In pleasure of our company.

Dan: And to name two more.

Piper: Thank you.

(Dan kisses her forehead.)

Prue: Bathroom break. Piper.

Piper: Alright, yes ma'am. See you boys in a minute.

Jack: Alright.

[Cut to outside the bathroom. Piper and Prue arrive there.]

Prue: God, I have to pee. (Prue looks at Piper's necklace.) You're okay with that aren't you?

Piper: Okay with what?

Prue: This. I don't really want you mad at me.

Piper: Why would I be mad at you?

Prue: Because I let Dan buy it for you.

Piper: No, Prue, it's okay. It's great.

Prue: And you don't wish that it came from Leo?

Piper: No, I don't. Really.

Prue: I feel strange.

Piper: What do you mean?

Prue: Well, I mean we have these guys out there waiting for us, who care about us. Correct me if I'm wrong but things are going pretty well right now, right?

Piper: Yeah, nothing like a night on the town after a hard day of demon killing.

Prue: Yeah, I'm serious. I mean, you know, think about it. I mean, we did great today and now tonight it's like we're just...

Piper: Finding a balance in our lives?

Prue: Exactly.

Piper: I do feel pretty good.

Prue: Yeah, I think we're gonna be okay.

Piper: Except there's still our little secret.

Prue: Oh, Piper, everybody has little secrets including Jack and Dan.

Piper: Yeah, unless they're transvestite, Nazi, war criminals with great face lifts, then I think we've got them beat.

Prue: Okay, so we're never gonna have normal lives.

Piper: Not ever.

Prue: That doesn't mean we can't try sometimes.

Piper: With someone like Dan perhaps?

Prue: With whoever, sweet girl, I just want you loved.

Piper: Thanks.

Prue: You're welcome.

(Someone comes out of the bathroom.)

Piper: About time.

(They run inside.)

[Cut back to Jack and Dan.]

Jack: Dan, I will never understand the tandem pit stop thing that women do.

Dan: Yeah. Hey, Jack, speaking of mysteries...

Jack: Yeah.

Dan: You know, Piper has this strange habit of sometimes just sort of...

Jack: Vanishing?

Dan: Yeah!

Jack: Prue does it too.

Dan: I figured that. Does it bug you?

Jack: A little, but I'm not gonna give her the third degree about it.

Dan: No, it's like time just stands still for seconds and when it starts up again she's like a total different person.

Jack: Ask her about it.

Dan: I know, I have. She gives me the run around.

Jack: Then don't ask.

(Phoebe and Cupid arrive.)

Phoebe: Hey guys, are Prue and Piper around?

Jack: Yeah, they're in the ladies room. (to Cupid) Excuse me, have we met?

Dan: Yeah, you look really familiar.

Cupid: I've been around.

Phoebe: Yeah, okay, come on.

(Phoebe and Cupid walk away.)

Dan: And see that's another thing. There are strange people that always show up at their place. They pop in, they pop out. Who the hell are they?

(You see Drazi enter P3.)

Jack: It sounds like someone is falling in love.

Dan: Yeah, maybe.

(Drazi sees Jack and Dan and the ring glows.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Prue and Piper walk out of the bathroom. They see Cupid and Phoebe.]

Phoebe: Hey.

Prue: Hey yourself.

Piper: Cupid.

Cupid: Evening ladies. I trust everything's going well?

Piper: Very well.

Cupid: Prue?

Prue: Well, it's a little early to tell but all the signs are pointing to maybe.

Piper: Did you get everything we need to send him home?

Phoebe: Uh, yeah. He drinks this... (she holds up a bottle) while we say this... (she holds up a piece of paper) and he's gone. Any idea where you wanna do this?

Piper: In there. The stock room.

Prue: Um, is this gonna take very long 'cos you know?

Phoebe: Go tell your boys you'll be back in a few minutes.

Piper: Okay.

Phoebe: And don't dawdle.

(Prue and Piper run out to Jack and Dan.)

Cupid: Ain't love grand?

[Cut to Jack and Dan. Prue and Piper walk up to them and sit down.]

Dan: Welcome back. I was starting to get a little worried there.

(Drazi walks over to them.)

Drazi: Dan, Piper still loves Leo. Always has, always will. You are nothing more than geographically undesirable. After all, a girl can't get much closer than the stud next door. Jack, Jack, Jack. Does the term transmission man meaning anything to you? You are everything she always knew she never wanted. And now for you, Piper.

[Cut back to Phoebe and Cupid. Cupid grabs his chest in pain.]

Phoebe: What's the matter?

Cupid: I can't believe it.

Phoebe: Is it Drazi?

Cupid: He's alive.

[Cut back to the others. Drazi walks away.]

Dan: You know, why don't you just admit it. You're using me to make Leo jealous, aren't you?

Piper: Oh, can you just leave him out of this?

(Phoebe sees them fighting.)

Dan: I'd love to. What about you?

Jack: Rebound guy? Is that it? What makes you think I'm gonna take this crap?

Prue: What, you think I'm just gonna jump in the sack with you on the second date? Why don't you just drop dead.

Piper: I can't believe you're still threatened by him.

Dan: You think I'm an idiot? You think I don't know?

Phoebe: Uh, you guys.

Jack, Dan, Piper, Prue: Shut up!

Prue: Fine. Why don't we just end it?

Jack: You know what? Fine.

Dan: We are dating aren't we?

Piper: No, we're not. Not anymore. And you can have that back. (She pulls off the necklace and throws it at him.)

Dan: I'm sure Leo can replace it with something that means more anyway.

Piper: Probably.

Prue: I’m just glad that nothing ever happened.

Jack: Yeah, well, you and me both.

Prue: Yeah, well, I’m really glad. I mean, I learnt a valuable lesson. Never go out with a jerk.

Jack: Thanks for the evening Prue.

Prue: Alright, bye.

(They start leaving.)

Phoebe: Whoa, whoa, wait.

Cupid: It’s not them, Phoebe. They’re caught in Drazi’s spell.

Phoebe: If he did this, why didn’t you sense him?

Cupid: Because I thought he was dead.

(Prue and Piper turn back around.)

Prue: (to Cupid) You’re still here?

Piper: You know what? None of this would have happened if you would’ve just left us alone. Now get out. Get out of my club.

(Cupid starts to leave.)

Phoebe: Where are you going?

Cupid: There’s nothing I can do. They’re trapped.

Prue: Oh, we are not trapped. For the first time in my life I see things how they really are. Now whoever you are, whatever you’re selling, just get out.

Phoebe: No, no. Listen to me. You guys are under a spell. Okay, this is not you. Listen to me.

Piper: If you’re with him, why don’t you go too?

Phoebe: What? (Prue and Piper walk away.) No, you guys. (to Cupid) We vanquished Drazi. How is this happening?

Cupid: The ring must have saved him.

Phoebe: What, so he’s invincible now?

Cupid: Maybe not. Maybe if destroying the loves that I put together is killing me. Maybe the reverse is true. Patching everything up with everybody just might kill him.

Phoebe: But you can’t do that without the ring.

Cupid: Well, I’ve got you.

Phoebe: I’m sorry. What?

Cupid: Your heart is as big and true as anyone I’ve ever seen, Phoebe. You’ll be my ring.

Phoebe: I’m flattered, I think. But I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Cupid: You will. Come on, we’ve got to start with the first couple Drazi tore apart.

Phoebe: Okay.

[Scene: Manor. Piper and Prue walk in the living room.]

Prue: I can not believe Jack. Who the hell does he think he is?

Piper: Jack? What about Dan? We’re out on a date and he accuses me of being in love with someone else.

Prue: Totally out of line.

(They sit on the couch.)

Piper: We’re better off without them.

Prue: Certainly not worth crying over.

Piper: I have never hated someone so much in my entire life.

Prue: Me either.

Piper: Although I have to admit some of the things Dan said were kind of true. I do think about Leo sometimes.

Prue: Jack wasn’t wrong when he said I was on the rebound.

Piper: Still it’s all so weird. One minute the four of us are laughing and having a great time…

Prue: And the next we’re acting like we hate each other. Uhh…

Piper: What?

Prue: I was just thinking about Drazi.

Piper: No way. He couldn’t have had anything to do with this. We vanquished him.

Prue: Jack’s scum.

Piper: So is Dan.

Prue: Are you scum?

Piper: No, I’m not scum.

Prue: I knew you weren’t. (They giggle.)

[Scene: A building. Phoebe and Cupid are there. They see Cindy.]

Cupid: There she is. We’ve got to hurry.

Phoebe: But wait, I’m still not exactly sure what the plan is.

Cupid: It’s simple. Just talk to her.

Phoebe: About what?

Cupid: She’s just the same as you. Her fears are your fears. Just pretend you’re talking to yourself. Here she comes. Hi.

Cindy: Do I know you?

Cupid: No, but we know you and we know about Max. How is he?

Cindy: I don’t know. Look, I’m really sorry about what happened. I’m not even sure how it happened but I’m sorry.

(She starts to walk away.)

Phoebe: Uh, Cindy, Cindy. Look, sooner or later Max’s pain will go away. But yours won’t.

Cindy: Excuse me?

Phoebe: I mean, it hasn’t yet has it? The pain of love loss deepens if you don’t deal with it. Look, I know, I know what it’s like, believe me. I close myself off to love too because I was afraid. But you know what? Fear and love can not live in the same house.

Cupid: You’re getting to her.

Phoebe: It’s because the people that we love eventually leave us. So, we’ve given up on love.

Cindy: You mean love’s given up on me.

Phoebe: No, it hasn’t. It can’t Your fear of loss has lift you paralyzed. Believe me, I know. But you can change that. You can take the risk and love again. I mean, hey, they don’t call it lovers leap for nothing, right?

Cindy: What?

Cupid: Actually, lovers leap is a reference to suicide.

Phoebe: Oh. Let me rephrase that. Go to Max. Push through what ever hate or fear or doubt you think might exist between both of you. Just tell him what’s in your heart.

Cindy: I love him.

Phoebe: Then tell him that. Now. Before it’s too late.

Cindy: Who are you?

Phoebe: Messengers.

Cindy: Thank you.

(She leaves.)

Cupid: I’m starting to fell better already. You were good.

Phoebe: I was good wasn’t I?

Cupid: Yes ma’am.

Phoebe: So why do I feel that was more for my sake than for Cindy’s?

Cupid: Because in order to let love in, you have to overcome the obstacles within yourself.

Phoebe: You know, we have to go reconnect Prue and Piper’s love connection before it’s too late.

Cupid: You know the more couples we put back together, the more Drazi’s gonna come looking for me wherever I am.

Phoebe: Isn’t that the plan?

Cupid: Yeah. I just wanted to make sure you knew what you’re getting yourself into.

[Scene. Hospital. A doctor is wheeling Max down the hallway in a wheelchair. Cindy comes up to him holding a bunch of flowers.]

Cindy: They didn’t have any roses.

Max: Cindy.

Cindy: I am so sorry for whatever happened today. I don’t know what came over me.

Max: It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. I didn’t mean it either. None of it.

Cindy: Really?

Max: Really.

[Cut to Drazi. He doubles over in pain.]

Draze: Cupid. Do you think you can undo what I’ve done? You’re dead.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. The doorbell rings. Piper opens the door.]

Jack: This better be good.

Piper: Am I supposed to know what you’re talking about?

Dan: Don’t buy the innocent act. She pulls it all the time.

Piper: I beg your pardon?

Jack: Just cut to the chase, Piper. Why did you call?

Piper: What? I didn’t.

(Jack stands at the bottom of the stairs and calls out to Prue.)

Jack: Prue, I wanna talk to you.

Dan: Isn’t this your number? "Come to my house a.s.a.p."

Piper: That’s really pathetic. Paging yourself?

Dan: Pathetic?

Jack: Prue!

Piper: I’m sorry, I meant moronic.

(Prue comes down the stairs.)

Dan: What?

Prue: Why are you here?

Jack: You called.

Prue: Oh, you wish.

Piper: What is going on?

(Phoebe and Cupid enter.)

Phoebe: Hate and it’s gotta stop. I asked Jack and Dan to come over her.

Piper: And what is he still doing here?

Cupid: Trying to help you.

Prue: No reason to hang around here, that’s for sure.

Phoebe: Oh, on the contrary. Everyone on the couch now.

Jack: Phoebe, just mind your own business.

Prue: Hey, don’t talk to my sister like that.

Cupid: Please.

Phoebe: Okay, everyone on the couch now. Come on.

[Cut to Drazi. He’s in a car park. He’s still in pain.]

[Cut back to the manor.]

Piper: Phoebe, I don’t understand.

Phoebe: Okay, well be quiet and you will.

(Dan and Piper sit on the couch next to Prue and Jack.)

Dan: (to Cupid) You don’t look okay. Are you alright.

Cupid: I’m having a rough day.

Phoebe: But we can change that. You are all acting like you are under some kind of spell.

Prue, Piper: Phoebe.

Phoebe: Would you stop thinking and just feel. Look, I know that some ugly things were said tonight but you can get past that.

Prue: Assuming that we want to.

Phoebe: You know you want to.

Cupid: Remember how you felt the first time you saw Jack?

Jack: How would you know?

Prue: Yeah, I hated him.

Cupid: My point exactly. Opposites attract. But after a while he started to make you smile didn’t he? He made you laugh. Look at him again. Remember that. (Prue and Jack look at each other and Prue smiles slightly.)

Phoebe: And Piper, I watch you when you talk to Dan and I see light and warmth and hope and I know you feel that way. And Dan, you don’t need someone whispering in your ear telling you not to trust Piper. Trust yourself.

Dan: (to Piper) I'm not saying you have to tell me everything but when you deliberately keep secrets from me I...

Piper: It's not because I want to, I told you it has nothing to do with you.

Dan: But does it have anything to do with Leo?

Piper: No, it has to do with you and me and what I would like us to become.

Cupid: It's working.

Phoebe: Where is he?

Cupid: He's close.

Phoebe: Okay, okay, here's the plan. Jack, Dan, you go down to the corner market and get whatever you want. If the food of love is Cheetos and soda, then play on. Um, can you pick up a couple of frozen pizzas?

Jack: (sarcastic) So you can talk.

Phoebe: Yes, that's very good, Jack. Very good, you're quick.

Dan: I'll drive.

Phoebe: Yeah, okay, take your time. Bye, bye.

(Jack and Dan leave.)

Prue: Hey, what the hell is going on?

Phoebe: Okay, think you guys. Do you remember Drazi? Well, he's still alive and if Cupid's right, he's on his way here as we speak. Whatever bad feelings you had for Dan and Jack, Drazi did it. He's twisted your relationships with hate.

Piper: So what do we do now?

Phoebe: Exactly what you're doing right now. You let Dan and Jack into your hearts.

Prue: Okay, hold on. I don't love Jack.

Cupid: No, but you like him a lot. And it's helped you open to love.

(Drazi walks around the corner and grabs Cupid.)

Drazi: Hello, lover boy. (Drazi reaches in Cupid's chest and grabs his heart.) I should of finished you off the first time.

(Piper freezes them.)

Piper: Okay, so much for loving him to death. What do we do with him now?

Phoebe: Same thing, only different.

Prue: Been there, blew that.

Phoebe: Yeah, the only difference is the ring won't be protecting him... (she takes the ring off Drazi's finger) it will be protecting him. (She puts the ring on Cupid's finger.)

Piper: How can you be sure?

Phoebe: I can't. (She grabs a bowl full of the potion off the table.) But love is a risk. If he's taught me anything it's that.

(She throws the potion on Drazi and they unfreeze.)

Drazi: No, no. No, not again!

(He starts melting and he turns into black stuff and disappears.)

Piper: Is he gone this time?

Cupid: Yeah, he's definitely gone.

Piper: How do you know?

Cupid: Because I've never felt better. (to Phoebe) I knew you could do it. And now I have to go.

Phoebe: I know.

Cupid: I won't be far. Don't mourn me, Phoebe. Remember me, celebrate me and seek me out.

(He kisses Phoebe and disappears.)

Phoebe: Now that boy can kiss.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Outside the movie theatre. Jack, Dan, Prue and Piper are there. They just saw "The Dirty Dozen".]

Dan: You gotta remember though the mission was successful. Bronson made it home.

Jack: Just in time to make death wish.

Prue: Oh, no.

Jack: You'll love it, I promise.

(Phoebe's walking behind them. Kevin walks up to Phoebe.)

Kevin: Sorry, Phoebe. I almost forgot to get our parking validated.

Phoebe: No problem, Kevin.

Kevin: Hey, I just wanted to say I'm really sorry that I cancelled on you the other day.

Phoebe: Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Kevin: What?

Phoebe: It's nothing. We saw "Love Story" here the other night and... never mind.

Kevin: I love that movie.

Phoebe: Really?

Kevin: Yeah.

Phoebe: Me too... now.

(They catch up to the others who is waiting for them.)

Prue: Hi.

Phoebe: Hello.

Jack: Let's grab some coffee. I am buying.

End

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