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Written by: Jeannine Renshaw
Season 6, Episode 05
Episode Number: 116
[Scene: Building. Temp Agency. Paige and Carl are there. Carl is flipping through a rolodex.]
Carl: Uh, mail clerk at Dutton and Houser, greeter at Yarn Mart, pre-school assistant... how are you at diapers?
Paige: Maybe I'm not making myself clear.
Carl: No, well, let's see, how about this. Bagger at Grocery Plus, cashier at Lucy's Landscaping, computer programmer... I don't think so.
Paige: Listen, I was just curious. Why have all the temp jobs you've sent me out on been so unusual?
Carl: Unusual? What's unusual about a fruit packer?
Paige: Okay, well, maybe it's not the job, it's just kind of what happens you know, after I get there. Things just kind of go a little wonky. You wouldn't happen to know anything about that, would you?
Paige: No. No, you wouldn't, okay. Well, maybe it's just a coincidence, although honestly, you know, I don't believe in coincidences. Okay, look, here's the thing. I'm not picky, I'll take anything as long as it's really, really normal.
Carl: Oh, you want normal? I've got the perfect thing for you.
(He pulls a card out of the rolodex.)
[Scene: Callaway House. Bathroom. Paige is holding a bedpan. She flushes the toilet and walks out into the hallway.]
Paige: This is not what I had in mind. (She pulls off her gloves. She looks over at Grandma Callaway who is sitting at a table near a window. She peeks at Paige's hand of cards.) Wasn't someone supposed to call a trump?
(Paige walks over to her.)
Grandma Callaway: Oh, yes, right, trump. (Paige sits down.) I was just waiting for you.
Paige: Oh, I see.
(Grandma Callaway laughs.)
Grandma Callaway: Still can't believe you would know how to play pinochle. Not a lot of young people do anymore, you know.
Paige: See, I used to play with my grandma all the time.
Grandma Callaway: Really? Lucky me.
Paige: No, actually lucky me.
Grandma Callaway: Babysitting a sick, old lady. How is that lucky for you? Well?
Paige: Well, I think it's time for your medicine.
(Paige stands up and an energy ball comes flying through the window, hitting Paige in the chest. It knocks her to the ground. She looks at her bleeding wound. Grandma Callaway's son, James, runs down the stairs.)
James: Mother? What? Are you okay?
Grandma Callaway: I'm okay. The sons of bitches missed me. Really, I'm okay.
(She looks at Paige.)
Paige: So much for normal.
[Scene: Manor. Parlor. Piper and Phoebe are there. Piper is vacuuming while Phoebe is meditating and levitating up in the air.]
Phoebe: Piper, do you mind? I'm trying to meditate up here if you haven't noticed.
Piper: Well, can't you block out the noise?
Phoebe: Yeah, the vacuum cleaner I can block out, your nerves I can't.
Piper: My nerves?
Phoebe: Oh, for god sakes, woman. I'm sorry, you're anxious, I'm anxious.
Piper: But it's my first date, it's not yours.
Phoebe: But unfortunately, it feels as though it's my first date.
Piper: Well, can't you control it?
Phoebe: What do you think I'm doing up here? Cleaning the chandelier?
Piper: Now that would be helpful.
(Paige walks in through the front door. Phoebe loses her concentration and falls to the floor.)
Phoebe: Talk about your psychic hit.
Paige: Hi, how's it going, don't ask.
Piper: Are you hurt? What happened?
Paige: It's nothing, I'm fine.
Phoebe: You're not fine, Paige, you're scared to death. Why don't people in this family own their emotions.
Paige: Okay, this empath thing, very annoying.
Piper: Copy that.
(Paige goes into the kitchen.)
(Piper follows Paige. Chris orbs in.)
Chris: You haven't seen Leo, have you?
Phoebe: Oh, Chris, not now.
[Cut to the kitchen. Paige is pressing a towel against her wound. Piper walks in.]
Paige: It's nothing, I'm fine.
Piper: It doesn't look like nothing to me. Was that an energy ball?
Paige: I don't know, I was playing pinochle, I didn't see. I'm temping Grandma, she's got some deep dark secrets, let me tell you that.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Piper: Uh, another temp job involving magic?
Paige: Yeah, right, I'm never gonna get away.
Phoebe: But you want to.
Piper: Do you want me to get the book?
Paige: No, actually, I don't. I wanna follow this one through all by myself.
Phoebe: She's feeling a little suppressed by us.
Piper: You are?
Paige: You know, what I was talking about, the temp job thing. Why I am trying to find my own path, just separate from...
Piper: From us?
(Chris walks in.)
Chris: So I checked the house, no sign of...
Piper: I should cancel my date.
Phoebe: What? Why?
Piper: Because we're having issues.
Phoebe: No, the issue is you're afraid to date, Piper. But you can't let your fear stop you. (to Paige) You on the other hand should.
Paige: Gee, I wonder why I'm feeling suppressed.
Piper: Phoebe, this is ridiculous. It's just getting worse.
Phoebe: I know. So what should I do? Should I just keep all your feelings to myself? Would that make you guys happy?
Piper, Paige: Yes.
Phoebe: Okay, then that's what I'll do. Someone's hiding something from me.
Chris: Just let me know if anyone sees Leo, okay?
Paige: I've gotta go back and check on grandma.
Phoebe: Wait, you're still going? Paige, you're scared to death...
(An apple orbs out of the fruit bowl and into Phoebe's mouth. Paige throws the towel on the table and leaves the kitchen.)
Piper: Well, that's one way to do it.
(Phoebe bites into the apple. Piper smiles and leaves the kitchen.)
[Scene: Cave. Chris and an elderly man with missing front teeth are there. The man is mixing something with a mortar and pestal.]
Man: All sold out I'm afraid. Good for me, bad for you.
Chris: Well, how long will it take you to make more?
Man: The potion you desire is pricey for a reason. The main ingredient is quite rare and hard to come by. What secret are you so eager to hide?
Chris: Just tell me how long.
Man: Hard to say. Six weeks or months. Demonic suppliers are notoriously unreliable.
Chris: Well, I can't wait, alright. I need it now.
Man: The impatience of youth. Then again he takes a young heart to brave grave danger.
Chris: Spare me the Morpheus speech, old man. What are you saying?
(An invisible figure appears near the wall.)
Man: Swamp Land is where you'll find the Kotochul egg your potion requires. Now you understand the difficulty.
Chris: Fine. I'll get you your damn egg. Just make sure you're ready by the time I get back.
(He starts to leave and the invisible figure disappears. He looks at the wall and orbs out. The invisible figure reappears and then becomes visible. It's Leo.)
[Scene: Outside the Callaway house. Paige is talking into the intercom outside the gate.]
Paige: Hi, it's me Paige. Paige, your home helper. Please buzz me in. Look, I know you're there. I am not going to expose you, I promise. I just wanna help.
(Richard Montana walks down his driveway across the street.)
Richard: Don't you think it's a little risky coming back here?
Paige: Please buzz me in, Ms Callaway.
Richard: No, seriously. In case you didn't notice, there's kind of a war going on between these two homes.
Paige: I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about.
Richard: Don't you?
Paige: It's me! Pinochle girl.
Richard: Hey. You're not the first, you know. Others have come to try to help. Maybe you should leave before you get hurt.
Paige: I'm sure I can handle it, thanks.
Richard: You're not a muse that's for sure. Or a Whitelighter. You're a witch like us.
Paige: How do you know that?
Richard: Ever since I was a kid, one sort of magical being or another has come to try help in the feud. Hasn't worked though. I mean, this last truce was the longest but...
(An energy ball comes flying out of the Callaway's house, heading straight for them. He grabs Paige and pulls her out of the way. The energy ball flies past and hits the letterbox across the street.)
[Scene: Manor. Bathroom. Piper and Phoebe are there. Piper is sitting on the counter while Phoebe puts on Piper's lipstick.]
Phoebe: Good. Alright, take a look.
(Piper looks at herself in a handheld mirror.)
Piper: Yeah, okay, think newly single mum, not two-bit hooker.
(Phoebe hands her some tissues.)
Phoebe: Okay, we try again.
(Piper wipes off the lipstick.)
Piper: You're a little distracted.
Phoebe: I'm having a very hard time concentrating. I think this empath power is driving me crazy.
(Phoebe tries another shade of lipstick on Piper.)
Phoebe: Well, you try having PMS for three sisters every month. It's a good thing no one in this family is having sex, I'd be feeling that too.
Piper: Yeah, okay, so let's skip the vamp red.
Phoebe: You know, if I can't ignore the bloating and the cramping and the mood swings, how am I supposed to ignore the fact that my sister is scared to death.
Phoebe: Right, okay, I'm just gonna mind my own business.
Piper: All we have to do is respect what Paige wants. And clearly what she wants is not our help.
Phoebe: You know, she thinks that's what she wants but I know what she really wants, and what she really wants is our help.
Piper: That's it, I'm staying home.
Phoebe: What? Why?
Piper: To make sure that you leave Paige alone.
(Pipers jumps off the counter.)
Phoebe: Piper, no, you have to go out, you need to go out. (Piper goes out into the hallway and Phoebe follows.) And this is not me channelling, this is just me talking. Trust me, as soon as you get back on the dating horse, the easier it will be.
Piper: No, I know, you're right, you're absolutely right. It's just the truth is I'm a little scared. I mean, I was married to an angel for crying out loud, who is gonna compare to that?
Phoebe: I know but Piper, but you also dated a demon, a warlock and a ghost, you know, that's what you should be scared of.
Piper: Super pep talk, sis.
(The doorbell rings.)
Phoebe: You look beautiful.
[Cut to downstairs. Foyer. Piper opens the door. Phoebe is standing behind the door. A handsome looking man, Seth, is standing there.]
Seth: Wow, you look great. I-I'm not surprised, that's just that you normally...
Piper: Oh, yeah, no bottle, no binky.
Seth: No spit up.
Seth: So you ready? Wanna go?
Phoebe: Psst. He likes you, I can tell.
Piper: One second. (whispers) Leave Paige alone, I mean it.
Phoebe: (whispers) I will. I will.
(Piper grabs her bag.)
(Piper walks outside.)
Phoebe: Have fun, have fun, I will leave Paige alone. (Phoebe closes the door.) I can't, I can't. Chris!
(Chris orbs in. He has dust on his shirt.)
Phoebe: Hey, I need you to watch Wyatt for me.
Chris: What? No, no way.
Phoebe: What's wrong? Why you worried?
Chris: What's wrong? What's wrong is I don't do babies. One and under crowd, not my thing. Leo, however. (Leo orbs in.) Great with kids, especially his own. (to Leo) You're not following me are you?
Leo: Why? Should I be?
Phoebe: Oh, there's a lot of love in this room. Okay, so, um, there's a bottle in the fridge if Wyatt wakes up and the diaper rash cream, only if he needs it, okay? We've gotta keep that butt moist.
(Phoebe rushes off to the kitchen.)
Chris: Did you get that?
(Chris orbs out. Leo runs after Phoebe.)
Leo: Phoebe, Phoebe, wait-wait-wait. I can't do this right now, I gotta follow... up on some things.
Phoebe: Well, I have to check on Paige and make sure she's alright.
Leo: Where's Piper?
Phoebe: Piper is... she's kinda, uh... Piper's on a date.
Phoebe: I'm so sorry, you're hurting. I'm here for you, I just can't be here for you right now. I'm gonna be in there for you though... checking on Paige.
(Phoebe runs into the kitchen.)
[Cut to the kitchen. Phoebe picks up the bloodied towel from Paige's wound.]
Phoebe: "Lead me back from whence this came, help me help my sister's pain."
[Scene: Montana House. Richard and his father Benjamin, walk out of the study. Richard is carrying a glass of pink liquid.]
Benjamin: I want her out of here.
Richard: She wasn't sent by the Callaways, she wants the fighting to stop.
(They walk down the hallway.)
Benjamin: Yeah? Then how come to fighting started up the minute she showed up.
Richard: Probably just a coincidence.
Benjamin: I thought you didn't believe in coincidences.
(Benjamin walks away. Richard walks into the living room where Paige is sitting.]
Richard: Hey. Here, drink that.
(He hands her the glass.)
Paige: What is it?
Richard: It's a family recipe, it'll make you feel better, speed up the healing process. Look, I'm the one who shouldn't trust you, remember? Drink up.
(Paige has a sip. Rosaline Montana walks past the room carrying a tray of potions.)
Paige: Are those potions?
Richard: Yeah, I told you we're witches.
Paige: Good ones or bad ones.
Richard: What do you think.
Paige: Well, I don't know, you did just try to fry an eighty-year old grandma with an energy ball.
Richard: We didn't do that, that was the Callaways. They made it look like it was us. It was a set-up.
Paige: Okay, so they're the bad ones?
Richard: Well, no, they're not bad, they're just, they're bad to us. (Steve, his brother, comes running in. He has scars on one side of his face. He picks up a tray of potions and leaves.) See those scars? Years ago the Callaways cast a plague on us. Of course in return we cursed them with boils. Or was it the boils and then the plague? I don't know, I can't remember. A feud this long you start to lose track, you know.
Paige: How come you don't have scars?
Richard: You can't curse people that don't practise magic. I don't do that anymore.
Paige: Why not?
Richard: Last time I did it is brought me to a place I don't wanna go again. (He points to a photo of a woman.) That's Olivia, my fiancé. Olivia Callaway.
Paige: Ooh, sleeping with the enemy.
Richard: She was actually killed in the crossfire last year.
Paige: I-I'm really sorry.
Richard: It's alright, you didn't know. She'd be more upset than anybody if this truce ended. She, she wanted peace.
Paige: Maybe that's why I'm here, to help.
(Olivia's spirit floats out of the photo. She floats through the wall and into the study where Benjamin is.)
Benjamin: What? Olivia? But you're a...
Olivia: A ghost? Yeah. Sucks too, believe me.
Benjamin: What do you want?
Olivia: What you took from me. My life, my love. (An plasma ball appears in her hand.) And one way or another, I'm gonna get them both back.
Benjamin: No, just wait a minute, don't. There's a Charmed One here, she'll come after you.
Olivia: I'm counting on it.
(Olivia floats outside the window and throws the plasma ball. It smashes through the window and hits Benjamin. The whole family and Paige rush in.)
Rosaline: Oh, please, god, no! Oh my god!
(Paige looks out the window and sees Phoebe across the street in the Callaway house. Phoebe looks out the window and waves at Paige.)
[Scene: Restaurant. Piper and Seth are on their date. The waiter is taking Piper's order.]
Piper: Um, I'll have the salmon and fusilli with the eggplant. And could you make sure they use basil and not Italian parsley. And could you ask them to sauté the eggplant lightly and also grill the salmon after the pasta is done, that way it won't dry out. Thank you. (The waiter walks away.) What?
Seth: Nothing. I just never dated an ex-chef before, that's all.
Piper: Oh, was I being too picky?
Seth: No, no.
Piper: Yeah, I was. I'm sorry, I'm just a little...
Piper: Is it that obvious?
Seth: It's my fault, this is not a very good first date place.
Piper: Oh, no, no, it's fine, it's just, you know, I haven't dated in a while.
Seth: How long were you married?
Piper: Two years but we were together four.
Seth: It gets easier. I think I went on five, six dates after my divorce until finally I started feeling comfortable dating people again.
Piper: Oh, so I guess you don't mind being the guinea pig then.
Seth: Not at all. (Chris orbs in nearby.) If you don't mind me asking, when's your divorce finalised?
Piper: My divorce?
Seth: You filed, right?
Piper: Um, not exactly. It's, uh, kind of a weird arrangement, it's hard to explain.
(Chris walks over to them. He has mud on his shirt.)
Piper: What are you doing here? Why are you covered in mud?
Seth: Excuse me a second. Who's this?
Chris: Me? I'm from the future.
Piper: Excuse us. (Piper grabs Chris and they walk across the room.) Are you crazy?
Chris: You're not serious about that guy are you?
Piper: Well, uh... You know what, that is none of your business. Where have you been?
Chris: That's none of your business. Look, you better get home before your sisters kill each other.
Piper: What? Why? What happened? (She gasps.) Oh, no, Phoebe?
[Scene: Manor. Phoebe and Paige are walking through the dining room.]
Phoebe: Paige, I said I'm sorry, what more do you want from me?
Paige: Sorry doesn't begin to cover it.
Phoebe: Look, I was worried about you, I thought you were in trouble.
Paige: If you were so worried, why were you at the Callaways?
Phoebe: The spell was supposed to take me to you, not them. How was I supposed to know you were across the street?
Paige: You weren't supposed to know because you weren't supposed to be involved.
(Piper and Chris orb in.)
Phoebe: Well, it's a good thing I did get involved because obviously there's a war going on over there.
Paige: I can handle it.
Phoebe: Oh, really?
Piper: Hi, hey, what is this about a war?
Paige: Ask Miss Buttinsky over there. She was with the Callaways when they killed Richard's dad.
Phoebe: Paige, I'm telling you they didn't kill anyone.
Paige: I was there.
Paige: Yeah, so was I.
(Leo walks down a few stairs.)
Leo: Hey, can you guys keep it down? I just got Wyatt to sleep.
Piper: What are you doing here?
(Leo walks down the stairs.)
Phoebe: Okay, in the living room, in the living room, let's go, let's go.
(Piper, Phoebe and Paige go in the living room.)
Chris: Can I go now?
(Leo grabs Chris and pulls him in the living room.)
[Cut to the living room.]
Phoebe: Paige, I'm telling you the energy ball did not come from the Callaways.
Paige: I saw it come through the Callaways' window.
Phoebe: It couldn't have.
Paige: Oh, she's not only butting in, she's taking sides.
Phoebe: Look, Paige, it's not only what I saw but it's what I felt. Don't you think if they just tried to killed someone I would have felt some intense anger coming from them? But I didn't.
Paige: I don't know. Are you sensing any intense anger coming at you right now?
Phoebe: No, but what I can sense is that maybe your attraction to this Richard guy is clouding your better judgement.
Paige: I hate talking to an empath.
Piper: Wait a second, hold it. Didn't they fire on the Callaway grandmother when you got hurt? Maybe this is just retribution.
Paige: No, Richard said his family didn't fire on them. I believe him.
Phoebe: Then where did the energy ball come from? They don't just materialise.
Piper: Maybe they do.
Leo: What do you mean?
Piper: Well, if Richard says it was no one in his family, maybe it was somebody else, maybe a third party.
Leo: If so, the two families need to know before this escalates any further.
Piper: You've been in both houses, do you think you can get them to come here?
Paige: What do you mean, like peace talks?
Piper: Yeah, why not.
Chris: You've got an Elder right here, who better to mediate. Good luck.
(Chris orbs out.)
Phoebe: I actually think this could work.
Paige: I don't know, this feud's been going back for generations. I don't even think they know how it started.
Piper: Still, it's worth a shot.
[Scene: Cave. Chris hands the egg to the old man.]
Man: Nicely done. These aren't easy to find.
Chris: Tell me about it. How long before it's ready?
Man: You'll have it when you need it.
(The man cracks the egg and drops the yolk into the cauldron.)
[Scene: Montana House. Study. Richard is standing by the window holding a potion. Paige orbs in.]
Paige: What are you doing?
(He turns around.)
Richard: Paige, get out of here, it's none of your business.
Paige: I thought you weren't using magic.
Richard: Just save me the speech, okay, I don't need it. Go save an innocent or something.
Paige: Yeah, I'm trying.
Richard: Look, they killed my fiancé, they killed my dad. What do you want me to do? Just sit back and watch?
Paige: We don't know the Callaways even did it.
Richard: Who then?
Paige: I don't know.
Richard: You don't know. Great. Just go, please, before you get hurt.
(Paige orbs out. Richard heads for the door and opens it. Paige orbs in in front of him.)
Paige: Hi. You have two choices. Either you can go over to the Callaways and use your considerable influence, not to mention your fairly neutral reputation, and bring them to the peace table.
Paige: Or I can orb your butt down to purgatory and you can spend all of eternity getting a lovely sunburn.
Richard: You're crazy.
Paige: Quite possibly. More importantly I'm actually serious. Look, it's the only way to end the feud. It's what Olivia would've wanted, right?
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper is making a potion. Leo walks in holding a top with blood on it.]
Leo: Is this it?
Piper: That's it, drop it in.
(Leo puts the top in the potion.)
Leo: What are you looking for?
Piper: I wanna see if Paige was actually hit by an energy ball after all.
Leo: What else could it be?
Piper: Let's see.
Leo: So, um, how was your date?
Leo: Oh, I'm really sorry. Short, you mean like, uh, leprechaun short?
Piper: No, Leo, he wasn't short, the date was cut short by this.
Leo: Oh, right, sorry. So, uh, don't you think you should use protection? (Piper gives him a look. He chuckles.) I mean for your hands, the soup.
Leo: Look, I know this is awkward me being here and all.
Piper: It's just as I expected.
Leo: What does that mean?
Piper: Not you, the pan. Keep up will you? The shirt, it's getting lighter, which means Paige was not hit by an energy ball, she was hit by a plasma ball.
Piper: And plasma only occurs on the spiritual plane.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Phoebe: Okay, they're all here and these people are in major need of peace talks.
Piper: Actually, what they need is a séance.
[Cut to the attic. Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Leo and the Callaways and Montanas are there.]
James Callaway: You think a ghost is trying to break the truce?
Piper: Uh, an angry relative maybe? You know, someone who is still tethered to the feud, someone who can't or won't let go.
(Piper walks over to a table where Paige is.)
Paige: Why didn't you tell me about this?
Piper: No time, sorry.
Steve: This is ridiculous, it's just another one of their tricks.
(He heads for the door but Richard stops him.)
Richard: No, it's not. I asked them to come, just let it play out, alright?
(Piper lights five red candles.)
Piper: By summoning this spirit, we bring them into our plane, so be careful not to break the circle until we've helped it move on. Or else we're gonna have some angry spirits running a muck. Everybody ready?
Phoebe: Ommmmmmm. Ummmmmmm.
Phoebe: Oh, sorry, it's just there's... everybody's like... oof.
(They all stand in a circle and join hands.)
Paige: "Unknown spirit we call to thee, those who wish to set you free, cross on over so we may help, come to use reveal yourself."
(A gust of wind blows in the centre of the circle.)
Piper: Hold on.
(Magical lights appear in the circle and form into Olivia.)
Olivia: Hello, daddy. Miss me? (She turns to Richard.) Richard.
James: I don't understand. You attacked us. Why?
(She turns to James.)
Olivia: Because you didn't avenge my death, that's why.
Rosaline: But you were hit by one of your own.
Olivia: Or so you were lead to think. But that's not exactly true, (she turns to Steve) is it, Steve?
Steve: It was an accident.
Craig Montana: We were set up.
(Rosaline tries to let go of James' hand but he holds on tight.)
Paige: Okay, don't break the chain.
(Olivia turns to Paige.)
Olivia: No, we wouldn't want that now, would we Paige?
Phoebe: Okay, we have to move this along now because whoo.
Richard: This can't be right. That can't be you.
(Olivia turns to Richard.)
Olivia: I was wrong about the feud, Richard. It can never end, I know that now. But that doesn't mean we can't still be together. Once I have my revenge.
(She disappears and a big blast of wind knocks everyone backwards, breaking the chain.)
James: Your son killed my daughter.
Rosaline: And your daughter killed my husband.
James: Come on.
(Everyone walks out of the room.)
Paige: Richard, don't go. Okay, next time I tell you to butt out, butt out.
(Paige runs out of the room.)
[Cut to the hallway. Paige runs down the stairs.]
Paige: Richard, wait!
(Olivia's spirit appears in front of Paige.)
Olivia: Why don't we go after Richard together?
(Olivia's spirit enters Paige's body.)
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper is there making a potion. Phoebe walks in.]
Phoebe: Hey, what are you doing? Making soup?
Piper: Um, not exactly.
(Phoebe looks at the page the Book of Shadows is turned to.)
Phoebe: "Banishing a ghost." Wait a minute, I thought we weren't gonna try and help Paige anymore.
Piper: We're not, we're assisting.
Phoebe: Oh, we're assisting.
Piper: Mm-hm. We're just giving her a little ammo should she need it. (Piper pours the blue potion into a vial.) You know, that was one really pissed off ghost.
Phoebe: That was also one very pissed off sister.
Piper: Which is why we're not helping her, not directly. We're just giving her an option.
Phoebe: You're worried.
Phoebe: So you can actually worry and really you're just worried, where as if I worry, people think I'm psychically intruding.
Piper: Precisely. Now I need to call Leo so he can baby-sit.
Phoebe: I can call him if you want me to. Just trying to help. I know you want me to though.
[Scene: Montana House. Study. Richard is there. Paige/Olivia walks in.]
Paige: Knock, knock.
Richard: Do you ever give up?
Paige: Never. Penny for your thoughts? (He gives her a look.) What?
Richard: Olivia used to say that.
Paige: Oh. I should be more careful. It must have been hard, seeing her again after all that time.
Richard: Yeah. She just seemed so bitter, you know.
Paige: Bitter? She wasn't bitter, she was pissed. I mean, I would be if I lost everything.
Richard: It just wasn't like her.
Paige: Well, maybe she was lonely. Maybe she was just reaching out, or maybe she just wants some justice.
Richard: Justice? She wants revenge.
Paige: There's something to be said through revenge.
Richard: Weren't you the one advocating peace? Said you send me to purgatory if I didn't agree.
Paige: Well, a girl's allowed to change her mind, right? And if Olivia's right and if you can't be stopped, then the last man standing wins. Besides, I'll be there, you won't be alone.
Richard: Why are you doing this?
Paige: Because it's the right thing to do. (Paige touches his shoulder.) Together we can't lose.
(They move closer and kiss.)
[Scene: Cave. Chris and the old man is there. The old man is pouring the potion into a vial.]
Chris: Are you sure this is gonna work?
Man: As long as it doesn't make you violently ill. Side effects, you never know.
Chris: Thanks for the tip.
Man: You sure it's worth the risk?
Chris: I wouldn't be here if it wasn't.
(Chris takes the potion.)
Man: He won't tell me.
Chris: Tell you what?
Leo's Voice: What you need the potion for. (Leo becomes visible.) Other than to hide your secrets that is.
Chris: What? This was all a set-up? Is this even legit?
Man: It's legit alright. But I'm afraid you have to answer to a higher power now.
Chris: Go ahead, take it. (He throws the potion to Leo.) It wasn't for me anyway.
Chris: I got it for the sisters. Phoebe's new power is wreaking havoc on their relationship, or haven't you noticed?
Leo: You expect me to believe this wasn't meant to protect your secrets?
Chris: No, I don't. But seeing as you haven't figured me out yet, why would I even need it?
Leo: Don't get too cocky, kid. Wouldn't want me to clip your wings now, would you?
Chris: Whoops, looks like Wyatt needs another babysitter, dad. (Leo orbs out.) Alright, I have to ask you to make another one.
[Scene: Montana House. Study. Paige and Richard are standing by the window. Paige is holding a potion vial.]
Paige: Take it. Don't be afraid, you can do it.
(Steve runs past the door.)
Steve: They're attacking!
(Richard grabs the potion and runs out of the room.)
[Cut to the living room. James and his two sons run into the room. Steve runs in and throws a potion at them. It hits a wall. One of the Callaway sons throws an energy ball at Steve, grazing him and knocking him to the floor. Richard runs in and throws a potion. It heads for James and James dives behind the couch. The potion hits one of the Callaway sons in the chest and he and flies backwards into the wall. Richard helps a wounded Steve up and helps him across the room. James gets up and throws an energy ball at them. They dive onto the floor. The energy ball hits the TV. Steve winces in pain and looks at the large wound on his leg.]
[Cut to outside the Montana house. Piper and Phoebe pull up in Phoebe's car. They see flashes of light and hear explosions from inside.]
Phoebe: Think she needs help now?
[Cut to inside. Living room. Richard throws a potion at one of the Callaway sons. Rosaline walks into the room and goes to help Steve. James throws an energy ball straight at Rosaline and hits her, sending her flying.]
(Richard looks at his mother and gets angrier. He turns to James and throws an energy ball straight for him. Piper and Phoebe walk in and Piper blows up the energy ball in mid-air. They look at Piper and Phoebe. James throws an energy ball at Richard and he is pushed across the room. He slams into the wall and falls to the floor. Rosaline sits up. Paige runs in and rushes to Richard's side.)
Paige: Richard. Richard, please wake. Richard, please wake up. It's me, it's Olivia.
Piper: Oh, no.
Paige: If I can't have him in life, then I'll have him in death.
(Paige orbs out with Richard.)
Rosaline: Oh, Richard! Richard!
[Scene: Crypt. It's pitch black. A match is lit which lights up the crypt. Paige and Richard are lying there. Paige lights a candle.]
Paige: It's okay. You're alright, sweetheart. (Richard slowly wakes up.) We couldn't be together before, but we can be together now.
(Richard turns his head and sees a skeleton lying beside him. He yells.)
[Scene: Cemetery. Crypt. Richard is breathing heavily, he's running out of breath.]
Paige: Don't fight it, just breath.
Richard: Olivia, please don't do this to me.
Paige: It's the only way, the only way we can be together. (He looks over at the candle which is almost melted.) Dying's not so hard. That's it. Just breathe.
(The candle dies out.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe and Leo are there. Piper is standing in front of the Book of Shadows and Phoebe is scrying.]
Piper: "Blood to blood I summon thee, blood to blood return to me." It's not working.
Phoebe: Neither is scrying. I knew I should have followed my instincts, I knew that she was in over her head.
Phoebe: What? I know I am driving everyone crazy with my power but doesn't mean I'm not right.
Leo: We're all understandably tense, but that's not gonna help us get Paige back any faster.
Phoebe: Well, what is? It's like she doesn't even exist anymore.
Leo: That's because Olivia's energy is suppressing her.
Phoebe: So maybe we should be scrying for Olivia. Only we'd need something of hers to scry with.
(The doorbell rings.)
[Cut to downstairs. Piper answers the door. James and Rosaline is standing there.]
James: We think we know where they are.
Rosaline: We want to help end this before we lose anyone else.
Piper: Come on in.
[Scene: Cemetery. Crypt. Piper, Phoebe and Leo are standing there. Piper blows up the lid of the crypt. Leo rushes over to Paige and Richard. They are unconscious. Olivia's spirit rises out of Paige.]
Olivia: You're too late.
Leo: No, we're not. (Paige wakes up. She sits up.) Paige.
Paige: I'm okay.
(An plasma ball appears in Olivia's hand. Piper blows it up. Olivia gasps.)
Piper: Phoebe, the potion.
Paige: You don't need to banish her. You felt her anger but I felt her pain. I know how much you loved him. How much it hurts to have lost him. But you have to let him live. It's the only way for you to move on and get out of limbo. Olivia, please, come away from vengeance, and come back to forgiveness. Back to who you were. Just let the feud end with life and not with death.
(Richard wakes up.)
Olivia: I'm scared.
Paige: I know.
Olivia: (to Richard) Forgive me.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe is there sitting at a desk. The door is locked. Piper and Paige are standing outside the door.]
Paige: Come on, Phoebe, you can't stay in there forever.
Phoebe: Yes, I can.
Piper: Phoebe, this is nuts. Open the door.
Phoebe: Okay, let's see if this one works. "In the name of the Halliwell line, bind my sisters from this power of mine."
(Phoebe turns to the door.)
Phoebe: It's not working, I can still feel your frustration. (Piper, Paige and Chris orb in.) I don't know what else to do, I've tried everything.
(Phoebe turns around.)
Phoebe: You know, people lock doors for a reason.
Paige: Yes, well, I figure if you can use your powers to intrude on my life, then I can use mine to intrude on yours.
Piper: Come on, Phoebe. None of us like this new power of yours anymore than you do, but it's pointless to isolate yourself.
Phoebe: Well, if I can't read you, I can't hurt you.
Paige: Well, how about instead of trying to control your power, maybe you try to, I didn't know, control yourself?
Phoebe: Because, Paige, I can't. And I can sense how annoyed you are right now and that's hurting me.
Paige: Well, what's annoying me if I've discovered I have this magical destiny and I can't trust you to leave me alone for me to follow it.
Phoebe: What do you think I'm trying to do up here?
Piper: Okay, let's look at the bright side. We settled a family feud, we set free a tortured soul, maybe your new power and Paige's new solo path away from the sisterhood, is some kind of synergy, that it's all working together in some kind of divine way.
Phoebe, Paige: Nah.
Chris: I don't get it. Leo didn't give you the empath blocking potion?
Piper: What potion? Leo! (Leo orbs in.) Where is it?
Phoebe: Give me, give me, give me. Faster.
Piper: Come on, come on, come on.
Chris: They're really anxious about that potion you got for them.
Leo: Yeah, only I think you should wait to take it. Phoebe was given her power for a reason.
Piper: Forget that.
(Leo hands Piper the potion. She drinks some of it and then passes it to Paige. Paige drinks some.)
Phoebe: Nothing, nada, zilch!
Paige: Well, I have to go finish a game of pinochle with grandma Callaway.
Phoebe: Maybe you'll run into Richard.
Paige: I'm sorry?
Phoebe: That was a sister thing, not an empath thing. (Phoebe gets up.) Come on.
(Phoebe and Paige leave the room.)
Chris: So it worked, right? No nausea, queasiness, nothing like that?
Piper: Nope, nothing.
(Piper leaves the room.)
Chris: Looks like we're one big happy family again.
Leo: You're not family.
(Leo leaves the room. Chris pulls a potion out of his pocket and drinks it.)
[Cut to the hallway. Piper and Leo are there.]
Leo: Piper. I wanna apologise.
Piper: For what?
Leo: For being around so much. I know you asked for your space and I wanna honour that but it's just with Chris.
Piper: Yeah, no, I understand, I'm not upset.
Piper: Actually, I don't really think it's necessary anymore. Besides, I can't really think of a better babysitter for Wyatt than his daddy.
Leo: Really? Anytime.
Piper: I know this hasn't been easy for you either, but I really appreciate it, it's given me some time to think.
Piper: About where we go from here. And I think it's time maybe we make it official. You know, legal.
(The phone rings.)
Leo: Oh. I understand.
Phoebe's Voice: Piper, Seth's on the phone.
Leo: Guess you better get that.
(Piper walks into her room and closes the door.)