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I Dream of Phoebe
Season 6, episode 15
Phoebe turns into a Genie.
Episode Information

February 15, 2004

Written by

Curtis Kheel

Directed by

John T. Kretchmer

Production Code


Episode Guide

The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell


The Courtship of Wyatt's Father


I Dream of Phoebe is the 15th episode of the sixth season and the 126th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of I Dream of Phoebe, go here.

Phoebe gets a letter from a woman who needs help, which happens to turn out to be a Genie. Phoebe and Chris take her bottle from Bosk, a very cruel demon who wants to raise the old city of Zanbar, swallowed into the desert, that served as a seat of power for an evil empire for demons. When Bosk comes to the Manor to take the Bottle back, Jinny, now freed by Phoebe, surprises her and Chris by being a demon as well, vanquishes Bosk and after she has the Bottle herself, she raises Zanbar.


Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Magical NotesEdit

Book of ShadowsEdit



The entry on Bosk

A sinister low-level demon who attacks by shooting light darts at his victims.
He can be vanquished with the following ingredients:

Dark Roasted
Dwarf Milkweed
Keeled Bladderpod


  • Phoebe made the vanquishing potion for Bosk, but he wore the Eye of Aghbar so it didn't have any effect.


  • Premonition: Phoebe got a premonition in which she saw Jinny got attacked by Bosk.
  • Light Darts: Used by Bosk to attack Chris.
  • Flight: Used by Bosk and Jinny (using a magic carpet).
  • Telekinesis: Used by Chris to knock down some trestles to attack Bosk and by Chris and Richard to prevent Jinny from getting the Genie Bottle. Chris also used it to lay Leo's arm around Piper when they were sleeping and to fling one of the demonic forty thieves. Richard also used it to prevent himself from being hit by Paige's power stripping potion (he sent Paige and the potion bottle flying backwards).
  • Smoke-Whirling: Type of Teleportation used by Jinny, Phoebe and Richard (as Genies) to enter and leave their bottle.
  • Healing: Used by Leo to heal Chris and Piper, after she died thanks to Jinny's wish.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo, Chris and Paige.
  • Projection: Used by Genies to grant the wishes of their masters.
  • Conjuration: Used by Richard Montana to conjure up presents for Paige, like earrings and a dress.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Richard Montana.
  • Shrinking: Used by Genies to shrink themselves.
  • Fireballs: Used by Jinny to vanquish Bosk and some of the demonic forty thieves. She also created an energy ball, to threat the sleeping Piper and Leo. When Phoebe controlled Jinny's bottle after she possessed her, she used fire balls to vanquish some of the demonic forty thieves.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper in an attempt to blow up Jinny, but she dodged it.
  • Shimmer-Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Jinny.
  • Telekinetic orbing: Used by Paige to summon on of the demon minion's swords and get the crystals into a circle.
  • Calling: Used by Jinny to call her magic carpet.
  • Super Strength: Used by Jinny to throw Chris away.
  • Wisping: Type of Teleportation used by Phoebe and Paige's spirits.
  • Possession: Used by Phoebe's spirit to possess Jinny.



The Eye of Aghbar

  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for scrying. Phoebe scried for Jinny when she had a premonition about Jinny being attacked (not seen).
  • Eye of Aghbar - A magical talisman that shields its wearer from witches magic.
  • Magic Carpet - A magical carpet that is able to fly. It flies with one standing or lying on it to wherever that person wants to.


Magical BeingsEdit

  • Richard Montana - Paige's boyfriend. His magic drove him crazy, causing Paige to want to bind his powers. They broke up, because he couldn't handle Paige using her magic while his was bound.
  • Steve Montana - Richard's brother. He came to Richard's house to convince Richard to let Paige bind his powers.
  • Jinny - A demon who first was a Genie. She was freed by Phoebe and after she vanquished Bosk, she took the Genie Bottle to wish to raise Zanbar. She also made a wish to Richard for the Charmed Ones to be dead.
  • Bosk - A demon who wanted to raise Zanbar. He needed the Genie Bottle to do so, but when he wanted to take it back from Phoebe and Chris, he got vanquished by Jinny when she was freed by Phoebe.
  • Demonic Forty Thieves - A group of forty demons who helped Bosk and Jinny.


  • Greg - Piper's boyfriend. After Piper left to help her sisters with Jinny, Greg came to the Manor to surprise her, but Chris wished for her and Leo to sleep together. When Greg saw them lying on the couch together, he left and they stopped dating.

Notes and TriviaEdit

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The WB trailer

  • This is the last episode featuring Balthazar Getty as Richard Montana.
  • Chris subtlely hints that he is Piper and Leo's son after Leo tells him and Phoebe that Leo is petitioning to send him back to the future. Chris mumbles "You mean abandoning me again."
  • At the start of the episode, Phoebe got distraught and asked Chris if she had flirted with him, to which he answered "no". She actually did in Oh My Goddess! Part 2, shortly after becoming the Goddess of Love.
  • It is revealed that Genies can hide their true morality, as seen when the evil Jinny was able to touch the Book of Shadows while being a Genie.
  • A picture taken behind the scenes of Alyssa in her genie costume was used for her site.
  • Elements of this episode are based on the popular 60's sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie". This is noticeable by the costume and bottle that were used. The episode title is also a reference to the show.
  • Paige also references the similarities of Phoebe's costume to Jeannie's, saying "Shouldn't you be helping Major Nelson?"
  • Paige finds out about Chris' true identity in this episode.
  • This is one of four episodes with "Phoebe" in the title.
  • In this episode Paige is given jewelry (earrings and a necklace) by Richard, via magic. This is the same exact jewelry that alternate Phoebe is wearing in the season 5 episode Centennial Charmed.
  • This is the second of two times the sisters come across a genie. The first time was the season 2 episode Be Careful What You Witch For.
  • This is first and last episode where all Charmed Ones die.
  • In this episode Piper dies for sixth time, Phoebe for sixth time and Paige for seventh time.
  • When Phoebe transforms into a genie in the attic, Alyssa and Holly have an exchange that sounds as if they are breaking the fourth wall; Piper: You look ridiculous ... Phoebe: Why do I always get stuck with the wig?
  • Phoebe receives her final premonition in this episode - of Jinny being attacked - before getting stripped of her powers.

Glitches Edit

  • When Chris first appears in the episode in Phoebe's office, Phoebe's scarf switches from her back to her front almost every time the camera switches.
  • When Chris and Phoebe orb to the Middle East, Chris bends down and you can clearly see him wearing a leather jacket, but when he gets back up, he is wearing the same hoodie he had on before. Chris wears the leather jacket towards the end of the episode, so it might have been a deleted scene from the end of the episode edited in to the beginning.
  • While Leo reads the Arabic inscription on the genie's bottle, he reads it from left to right, but in Arabic it's from right to left.
  • When Chris is knocked to the floor by Bosk, the Book of Shadows drops next to him. When Chris raises his hand to telekinetically grab the bottle, the book is open to two blank pages. When the bottle flies into Chris' hand, the book is open to one blank page and Bosk's page.
  • When Jinny resurrects Zanbar, it is seen in the distance when Chris orbs in.But when they turn around completely, the city is completely gone, and is not seen throughout the battle.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Le mauvais génie (The Bad/Ill/Evil Genie)
  • Finnish: Henki höllässä (Spirit Unleashed)
  • Italian: Quel genio di Phoebe (That Phoebe's a Genie)
  • Czech: Sním o Phoebe (I Dream of Phoebe)
  • Slovak: Snívam o Phoebe (I Dream of Phoebe)
  • Russian: Ya mechtayu o Fibi (I Dream of Phoebe)
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America): Sueño con Phoebe (Dream With ~)
  • Serbian: Sanjam o Fibi
  • German: Bezaubernde Phoebe (I Dream of Phoebe, verbatim Bewitching Phoebe)
  • Hungarian: Phoebe a háziszellem (Phoebe the House Ghost)

Photo GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

Screen CapsEdit


To read the full script of I Dream of Phoebe, go here.
Paige: Oh my god, you landed one.
Phoebe: She's a Genie, not a trout.

Phoebe: Oh, and why do I always get stuck with the wig?

Paige: How come you didn't tell me Chris was my nephew?
Phoebe: Yeah, mayb​​e we could talk about that later because your boyfriend's about to whoo-whoo!
Previous Episode:
The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell
Next Episode:
The Courtship of Wyatt's Father
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