|It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 1|
|Season 6, episode 22|
|Chris drawing a Triquetra on a wall in Magic School.|
May 16, 2004
|For a complete plot of It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 1, go here.|
Gideon makes his move on Wyatt: he sends Chris and Leo to the Parallel World, sends Phoebe and Paige to get them while Piper is in labour. In the Parallel World, Barbas, the Demon of Hope, tells them Gideon did it on purpose. Phoebe and Paige help their Evil twins by attacking Gideon in the Parallel World, but this deed shifts the Balance between the two worlds: our world becomes too good.
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell & Parallel Phoebe
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews & Parallel Paige
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell & Parallel Piper
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt & Parallel Leo
- Drew Fuller as Chris Halliwell & Parallel
- Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris & Parallel Darryl
- Billy Drago as Barbas, Demon of Hope
- Sandra Prosper as Sheila Morris
- Jenya Lano as Inspector Sheridan & Parallel Inspector Sheridan
- Betsy Randle as Mrs. Winterbourne
- Gildart Jackson as Gideon & Parallel Gideon
- Lorna Scott as Mrs. Noble & Parallel Mrs. Noble
- Blake Robbins as Patrol Officer & Parallel Patrol Officer
To Open the Portal to the Parallel WorldEdit
This spell was made up by Gideon. The Charmed Ones cast it, thinking it'd send Chris and Leo back to Chris' time, but it sent them to the Parallel World instead.
- In this place and in this hour,
- We call upon the ancient power.
- Open the door through time and space,
- Create a path to another place.
To Infuse an Athame With PowerEdit
Gideon cast this spell on his Athame, so that he would be able to penetrate Wyatt's Force Field with it.
- Wanton powers in this blade yield,
- Penetrate that which would shield.
The Power of Four SpellEdit
Phoebe, Paige, Parallel Phoebe and Parallel Paige used this spell to make Gideon suffer and then send him away from Wyatt.
- We call upon Ancient lore,
- To punish with the Power of Four,
- Strike down this threat from both there and here,
- Make him suffer, then disappear!
- Telekinesis: Used by Gideon to open and close the door of his office at Magic School. Parallel Gideon and Gideon used it to move their chessmen. Gideon also used it to make his Athame float.
- Invisibility: Used by Gideon to be invisible while hindering the potion from hitting the drawn Triquetra. Parallel Gideon used it to be invisible when Paige and Phoebe arrived in his world.
- Healing: Used by Gideon and Parallel Gideon to heal each other.
- Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige, Gideon and Chris
- Apportation: Used by Parallel Chris and Parallel Paige to get their Darklighter Crossbow with arrow into their hands.
- Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Parallel Chris' Darklighter Arrow.
- Black Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Parallel Leo, Parallel Chris, Parallel Paige and Parallel Gideon.
- Black Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Parallel Chris to orb Darryl's gun into his hand. Parallel Paige used it to orb a rock and boulders.
- Energy Balls: Used by Parallel Leo, trying to attack Paige, but he was trapped in a Crystal Cage. Parallel Gideon used it to 'attack' Phoebe and Paige.
- Hope Reading: Used by Parallel Barbas to read Chris and Leo's hopes.
- Telekinetic orbing: Used by Paige to orb Parallel Paige's Darklighter Arrows to the ground. She later used it to orb a rock and boulders. Wyatt used it to stab Gideon with his own Athame.
- Force Field: Used by Wyatt to protect himself from Gideon.
- Electrokinesis: Used by Gideon, making the lightning bolts touch Wyatt's orb shield, so Gideon would be able to orb Wyatt and his shield.
- Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for Scrying. Phoebe used it to scry for Parallel Leo and Parallel Chris.
- Crystals - Used by Paige to trap Parallel Leo and Parallel Chris in a Crystal Cage.
- Athame - A double edged ceremonial knife. Gideon blessed it, so he could penetrate Wyatt's Force Field.
- Darklighter Arrows - An arrow, poisonous to Whitelighters, used by Darklighters to kill Whitelighters. The poison will slowly kill them, if not healed in time.
- Darklighter Crossbow - Used to shoot Darklighters' Arrows with.
- Gideon, the Elder - One of the most powerful Elders with multiple powers including invisibility, telekinesis, molecular dispersion, thought projection, etc. Gideon was entrusted with the creation of Magic School and was awarded the position as Head Master for the institution where young magical beings can learn about magic. While he originally pushed for the Elders to allow Piper and Leo to get married, once Wyatt was born, Gideon's attitude toward the couple changed drastically. He feared that all the power that Wyatt possessed would cause him to turn evil and become an unstoppable threat. Gaining the sisters' confidence, Gideon used his position as a friend of the family to get close to Wyatt. He first hired a team of Darklighters to get Leo out of the way. When that plan failed, he conspired with his evil counterpart in a parallel dimension to distract both the good and evil Charmed Ones so that he might kill Wyatt. The sisters realized his plan in time and stopped him, but only temporarily. Conspiring with Barbas, who used his powers to distract the sisters and Leo, Gideon managed to kidnap Wyatt, killing Chris in the process. Angered by his son's death, Leo tracked down Gideon in the Underworld and killed him. Unlike other Whitelighters and Elders, when Gideon orbs his orbs are purple.
- Barbas - The Demon of Fear, an ancient, powerful Upper-Level demon who had lived for thousands of years; as fear always comes back and so does he. His key power is to read a person's greatest fear, and then turn it against them, either literally scaring his victims to death with illusions, or manipulating them and so fulfilling his aims.
- Mrs. Winterbourne - The Nursery Teacher at Magic School. She helped Piper with her breathing.
- Inspector Sheridan - Darryl's colleague. She thought Chris' breakout was an inside job and was suspicious of the Halliwells and Darryl. In the Parallel World, she was a pole dancer in P3.
- Mrs. Noble - The Halliwell's neighbor. Phoebe parked in her driveway, causing her to call a patrol officer.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- The script for this episode can be found, here.
- The episode title is a play on words referring to the title of the film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
- Another title used by The WB for this episode was Nice Girls, Naughty Girls in Australia.
- The hospital elevator is the same one used in Cole's apartment building, as well as the one used in Miles's building, whom Phoebe also dated.
- This is Rose McGowan's 67th episode, meaning that, from this episode onwards, she has officially starred in more episodes than Shannen Doherty (who starred in 66 overall).
- With this episode Paige and Prue have both starred in 67 episodes, although Prue was only seen as a dog and her astral projetion played by a stunt double in 'Cat House'.
- This is the second (and last) season to have twenty-three episodes instead of twenty-two, the first season being season five.
- Together with "Witch Way Now?", these season finales are the only ones that don't feature or mention Prue.
- Is the first episode of the series to hold a UK ratings certificate of "15" for violence, the strongest rating the series received. The other episode was "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 2".
- Mrs. Noble is shown to be the Charmed Ones next door neighbor, living in the house previously occupied by Dan Gordon and his niece, Jenny.
- At the very end of the episode after Phoebe is shot, the Ice Cream truck is playing the same song that it did in the episode, "We All Scream for Ice Cream". The song did not play a part in the episode but was added for it's eerie sound, reflecting that there was something wrong with the new Good world.
- While in the evil world, when a dog barks at Phoebe and Paige, you can see an alleyway behind them. It's the same alley way that Prue and Piper fought Shax in 3 seasons ago.
- Through his evil counterpart, it is revealed that Chris possesses the power of telekinetic orbing as well.
- This two-part episode marks the only appearance of Dark Elders and Darklighter-Witches, both of which only seem to exist in the parallel world.
- It is revealed that Chris is named after Leo's father, Christopher Wyatt.
- This episode reveals the reason why Wyatt has turned evil in the future, namely Gideon's attempt to kill him and the fact that he was lost in The Underworld for an unknown amount of time.
- In this episode, Wyatt shows how his powers have grown. He puts up his forcefield when left alone with Gideon when he senses that Gideon wants to harm him. Later, after Gideon pierces Wyatt's forcefield, he tries to stab Wyatt with a knife. Wyatt blinks and the knife orbs out of Gideon's hand and then with the nod of his head, the knife stabs Gideon in the chest.
- The scene in which good and evil Gideon play chess is very similar to the scene between the Guardians of the Hollow in "Charmed and Dangerous".
- This episode scored 4.8 million viewers
- Parallel Paige belittlingly calls her good counterpart a witch, despite partially herself and Parallel Phoebe being witches themselves.
- French: Pour l'amour d'un fils - 1ère partie (For the Love of a Son - 1st Part)
- French (British DVD including BeNeLux): Pour l'amour d'un fils - partie 1 (For the Love of a Son - Part 1)
- Finnish: Peilimaailma, osa 1 (Mirror World, Part 1)
- Czech: Špatný, špatný svět - 1. část (Bad, Bad World - Part 1)
- Slovak: Je to zlý svet - 1. časť (It's Bad World - Part 1)
- German: Gute und Böse Welt Teil 1 (Good and Bad World Part 1)
- Spanish (Spain): Este mundo es malo, malo, malo - 1a parte (It's a Bad, Bad, Bad World, 1st Part)
- Spanish (British DVD): Es un mundo malo, malo 1ª parte (That's One Bad, Bad World 1st Part)
- Spanish (Latin America): Es un Mundo muy Malo - 1a parte (It's a Very Bad World - 1st Part)
- Italian: Per il bene o per il male? (Parte 1) (For Good or for Evil? (Part 1))
- Hebrew: "ze olam ra, ra me'od"- khelek rishon (it's Very Bad, Bad World- Part 1)
- Hungarian: Ez egy rossz, rossz világ 1. rész (It's a Bad, Bad World Part 1)
Behind The ScenesEdit
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