"Look, Paige, there is more important things going on right now. The Elders say that good has been going through a curious string of bad luck lately and the demons are getting the upper hand. Maybe you could try working on that."
Leo to Paige

Lucky Charmed is the 17th episode of the fifth season and 105th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Lucky Charmed, go here.
Paige's spell unknowingly responds to the call for help from the Leprechauns. A Reptile Demon named Saleel is killing Leprechauns, to steal their gold to grant luck to other demons, hoping on getting support to gain control over the Underworld. The Leprechauns grant luck to the Charmed Ones, hoping that they succeed in vanquishing Saleel and save them.


  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Jason Dean
  • Sophie
  • Saleel
  • Seamus Fitzpatrick
  • Finnegan
  • Jayda and Janna
  • Erik
  • Head Councilman
  • Street Performer
  • Connor
  • Liam
  • Croupier
  • Chet
  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
  • Wyatt Halliwell (held by Leo)

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Special Appearances



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows


The Book of Shadows entry on Saleel.


Saleel uses Constrictor
like methods to kill his
prey, squeezing the life
from them. Although he is
extremely elusive, he can
be vanquished with this
1 tsp mandrake root 
1 tsp fresh pussy-willow 
¾ cup witch-hazel 
½ cup liquid soap
Combine Mandrake, pussy-willow and
witch-hazel over low flame, stir until
ingredients are coated. Add soap slowly
and let cool to room temperature.



Paige casting the Spell.

To Restore Personal Loss

Paige cast this spell to restore her sweater, which was shrunken and had Demon blood all over it that she couldn't get out. The Spell enlarged her sweater again and erased the Demon blood.

Personal loss should not be mine,
Restore this sweater and make it fine.

Paige is orbed to the Leprechauns.

To Find Good Luck

Paige cast this Spell to find good luck. The spell however intercepted with the magic of the Leprechauns and orbed her to them.

To find good luck,
finances have run amok,
Creditors I soon must duck.
I cast this spell go find good luck,
And hope my life will cease to suck.

Seamus uses a Rainbow to Teleport.

To Call for a Rainbow Road

With their Shillelagh in their hands, Leprechauns use this Spell to call for a rainbow. They use rainbows as their type of teleportation. If someone magical knows the Spell and has a Shillelagh, that person is able to call for a rainbow as well. Throughout the episode, the Spell is cast many times. It is revealed by Seamus that there are Rainbows in the sky all the time, but that humans can only see them when it's raining.

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat (May you have a successful journey)

Paige is hit with good luck.

To Wish Good Luck

Holding a nugget, a Leprechaun casts this Spell to grant someone good luck. The Spell is cast many times throughout the episode, for example when Seamus granted good luck to each one of the Charmed Ones.

Sláinte is táinte (Health is wealth)

The Charmed Ones are hit with bad luck.

To Curse Someone with Bad Luck

Holding a nugget, Leprechauns can also grant someone bad luck. Saleel first used a pot full of nuggets to curse the Charmed Ones with bad luck. Later, all the leftover Leprechauns combined their bad luck on Saleel, causing him to be crushed by a meteor falling down from the sky.

Marbhfháisc ort (You shroud)


  • Premonition: Phoebe got a premonition and saw that Erik is a demon who devours its victims and she got a premonition in which she saw how Seamus used his shillelagh.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze P3 so she could vanquish Erik.
  • Apportation: Used by Erik to apport an athame and Seamus to apport his hat.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up Erik and she later tried to blow up Janna and Jayda, but she blew up a piece of the stairs instead.
  • Hyper Speed: Used by the Leprechauns to move faster.
  • Luck Granting: Used by the Leprechauns to give someone good or bad luck. Saleel gave good luck to Janna and Jayda and bad luck to the Charmed Ones.
  • Super Strength: Used by Saleel to strangle Leprechauns.
  • Rainbow Teleportation: Type of Teleportation used by Saleel (after he got a Shillelagh).
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo and Paige.
  • Energy Balls: Jayda creates an Energy Ball while waiting for Saleel and later used this power to attack the Charmed Ones.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by Saleel.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Saleel to fling Paige.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb Seamus to her and to deviate Jayda's energy ball (Paige then threw it to Janna, vanquishing her).
  • Summoning: Saleel used this power to summon Janna and Jayda.
  • Smoking: Type of Teleportation by Janna and Jayda.
  • Phoebe has a Premonition of Erik.
  • Piper freezes P3.
  • Erik apports an athame.
  • Piper blows up Erik.
  • Connor granting good luck.
  • Connor using Hyper Speed.
  • Saleel using Super Strength to strangle Connor.
  • Saleel using Rainbow Teleportation.
  • Leo orbing in.
  • Jayda creating an Energy Ball.
  • Saleel Shimmering in.
  • Saleel grants Jayda and Janna luck.
  • Paige is flung.
  • Saleel using Super Strength to strangle Seamus.
  • Paige orbing Seamus to her.
  • Seamus using Rainbow Teleportation with Paige.
  • Seamus Rainbow Teleporting in with Paige.
  • Seamus summoning his hat.
  • Seamus using Hyper Speed.
  • Seamus using Hyper Speed.
  • Seamus using Hyper Speed.
  • Seamus using Hyper Speed.
  • Piper is hit with good luck.
  • Liam using Hyper Speed.
  • Saleel using Super Strength to strangle Liam.
  • Paige is hit with good luck.
  • Paige orbing out with Piper.
  • Phoebe is hit with good luck.
  • Paige orbing in with Piper, Phoebe and Seamus.
  • The Charmed Ones are hit with bad luck.
  • Saleel using Super Strength to strangle Seamus.
  • Saleel using Rainbow Teleportation.
  • Leo orbing out.
  • Janna and Jayda are summoned by Saleel.
  • Janna and Jayda smoking in.
  • Piper accidentally blows up a piece of the stairs.
  • Janna attacks Phoebe with an Energy Ball.
  • Jayda throws an Energy Ball.
  • Paige telekinetically orbs an Energy Ball to Janna.
  • Jayda smoking out.
  • Jayda smoking in.
  • Jayda smoking out with Piper.
  • Saleel using Super Strength to strangle Jayda.
  • Phoebe gets a Premonition of how to summon a Rainbow.
  • Phoebe calls for a Rainbow.
  • Phoebe and Paige Rainbow Teleporting in.
  • Paige orbing in with Phoebe.
  • A Leprechaun Rainbow Teleporting in.
  • Leprechauns Rainbow Teleporting in.
  • Leprechauns Rainbow Teleporting in.
  • Leprechauns hitting Saleel with bad luck.


  • Personal gain - Good magical beings are not allowed to use their magic for personal gain. When Paige wanted to fix her shrunken sweater with magic, Piper mentioned the personal gain, the consequences and asked her if she needed to be reminded of the big boob fiasco.


  • Scrying crystal - A magical pendant used for scrying. Phoebe used it to scry for Saleel (failed, since she hadn't anything of him). Later, Piper found out she could use snake eyes to scry for Saleel, since he was a Reptile Demon. After Piper got kidnapped by Jayda, Phoebe scried for Piper and found her in Saleel's lair.
  • Shillelagh - A magical artifact, used by Leprechauns. They appear to be a conduit of Leprechaun magic, allowing any magical being to access the Rainbow Road

Notes and Trivia

Charmed 5x17

Charmed 5x17

Lucky Charmed WB Trailer

  • Piper mentions the "big-boob fiasco" talking to Paige from Hell Hath No Fury, Paige says her back still hurts from it.
  • Phoebe pretends to have hiccups to hide a premonition. She had done the same with Cole in "Charmed and Dangerous".
  • Phoebe has two premonitions in this episode, but both of them are unseen.
  • This episode marks the first time that Paige orbs a living creature (Seamus) to herself - she will later learn to orb other beings in Season 7.
  • The Leprechauns' magic and Paige's spell intercepted causing Paige to orb in a green color instead of the normal blue.
  • This is one of nine episodes with the series title, Charmed, in it.
  • The shirt that Piper wears in the beginning of the episode is the same one she wore in "Sympathy for the Demon".

Cultural References

  • The episode title is a play on words on "Lucky Charms".
  • The song Pat Benatar performs at P3 is her popular hit "Heartbreaker".
  • When Seamus grants Phoebe good luck and someone (Jason) rings the door, she guesses who it might be: maybe Justin Timberlake. This is a reference to Alyssa Milano actually dating Justin Timberlake at the time.
  • When Phoebe and Paige orb into Saleel's lair, Phoebe said they made a little pit stop somewhere over the rainbow. This is a reference to '(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow', a song from the Wizard of Oz. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', is heard at the beginning of the episode.
  • Jason's name on the chatsite is Cyrano73, a reference to the play about Cyrano de Bergerac written by the French poet Edmond Rostand.


Episode Stills

Behind the Scenes

Screen Caps


Piper: Hello! Personal gain, consequences. Do I need to remind you of the big boob fiasco?
Paige: No, my back still hurts. Don't worry I won't make anything stupid.

Jason: So, I take it you don't wanna go out?
Phoebe: No, it's funny because I, I can't. Because my cousin came into town and he needs my help with his other cousins.

Saleel: (to Jayda): One witch. Quick quiz, how many should I have?
Jayda: Three.
Saleel: Zero! They should all be dead, I never asked for prisoners!
Jayda: You miscalculated! The others found a way to turn their luck around, and Janna died because of it.
Saleel: Am I supposed to care about that?
Jayda: We'll use this witch to lure the others. You still have more gold. We can make ourselves enough good luck to make them pay for what they've done.
Saleel: I have a better idea. (He grabs Jayda's neck and Jayda gasps) I'll just do it myself. (Saleel squeeze's Jayda's neck as her skin turns red as she dies in a burst of flames, vanquished)

International Titles

  • Italian: I Folletti Magici (The Magic Elves)
  • French: Les Leprechauns (The Leprechauns)
  • Czech: Štěstí pro čarodějky (Luck for Charmed)
  • Slovak: Šťastná séria (Lucky Season)
  • Russian: Поймать удачу за радугу [Pojmat′ udaču za radugu] (To Catch Good Luck for a Rainbow)
  • Spanish (Spain): Afortunadas embrujadas (Fortunates 'Charmed')
  • Spanish (Latin America): El amuleto de la suerte (The Lucky Charm)
  • German: Glücksbringer (Lucky Charm)
  • Serbian: Negde iznad duge (Somewhere Over the Rainbow)
  • Hungarian: Bűbájos szerencse (Charmed Luck)
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