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Written by: David Simkins
Season 2, Episode 16
Episode No. 38
[Scene: Photographic Studio. A photographer is looking through Prue’s portfolio.]
Mr. Corso: Everything is shot in digital now, you know.
Prue: Yeah, I’m equipped.
Mr. Corso: Nice stuff. Oh, I like this one. What lens did you use?
Mr. Corso: What shutter speed?
(A photographer shows Mr. Corso a photo.)
Mr. Corso: Okay, lose the kicker, let the shuttle play there. (to Prue) Hmm, impressive.
Prue: So does that mean I got the job?
Mr. Corso: Based on your portfolio, yes. Based on your resume, no. Took a detour shutter bugging did you?
Prue: Mr. Corso, I’ve changed careers, I’m not hiding that. But with all due respect, if you like my work that should be enough. I mean, you’re hiring me, not my resume.
Mr. Corso: You wanna shot? Get me a better one of Maggie Murphy. She’s gonna be featured in our St. Paddy’s day issue. (He hands her a picture of Maggie.) Something about being the unluckiest woman in San Francisco. And she’s Irish. Down the hall where they do the writing, they call that irony. Address is on the back. Up until three months ago, she was like a saint. Helping the homeless, volunteering, charity. Then like overnight everything started going bad for her. Real bad. I want what you have in here, Prue. Artistic, soulful, point. I wanna see the inner Maggie in your photograph and I wanna see it by five o’clock today or don’t bother coming back.
Prue: Thank you.
(She walks away.)
[Scene: Rooftop of a building. Maggie is there. She walks over to the edge. The Darklighter appears.]
Maggie: What am I doing? This isn’t me.
Darklighter: Yes it is. It’s all my fault. The car accident, the fire, my brother’s death. I hurt the ones I love.
Maggie: I hurt the ones I love.
Darklighter: I have to stop it.
Maggie: Has to stop. I don’t deserve to live.
Darklighter: This is who I really am. Cursed.
Maggie: I’m cursed.
(People start gathering around on the ground looking up at Maggie. The Darklighter disappears. Prue turns up in her car. She gets out and notices Maggie on the roof.)
Prue: Maggie? Maggie, no. (Prue astral projects on to the roof.) Maggie. (Maggie turns around.) Just wait, don’t.
Maggie: Where did you come from? How do you know me?
Prue: It doesn’t matter, just step away from the ledge and take my hand.
Maggie: Stay away from me.
Prue: Maggie, Please, I can help you.
Maggie: Nobody can help me.
Prue: Maggie, this isn’t the answer.
Maggie: All I wanted to do was help people. Now all I do is hurt them.
(Maggie loses her balance and falls off the ledge. Prue grabs her arm before she can fall any further.)
Maggie: Let me go, please.
Prue: I can’t hold on much longer. (You see Maggie’s arm slipping. She slips and falls. Prue astral projects back into her body.) No! (Prue uses her power and moves Maggie so she lands on the canopy and she rolls off onto the ground. Everyone crowds around her. She sees Prue.)
Maggie: Wait, wait.
(The Darklighter is there.)
Darklighter: Well, of all the luck.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper’s there writing a letter. Phoebe comes in the back door.]
Phoebe: Hey, I thought you had inventory at the club.
Piper: I do.
Phoebe: So then what are you doing here?
Piper: Trying to figure out what to tell Dan.
Phoebe: About what, honey?
Phoebe: Oh, that. You’re not actually writing him a dear John letter are you?
Piper: No, of course not. He deserves more than that. A lot more but it’s just hard. I don’t wanna hurt him. Dan’s a great guy and he’s been really good to me and we’ve never really had any huge problems.
Phoebe: No, I mean the only huge problem is that you really love Leo and he loves you and he gave up his mortality for you.
Piper: I know. Which is obviously good for us but I don’t know, lately he’s just seems a bit restless.
Phoebe: You’re thinking too much again. Stop trying to predict the future, alright. That’s my job. Just follow your heart, honey. Good things’ll happen.
Piper: What would I do without you?
Phoebe: Oh, suffer endlessly, no doubt.
Piper: Thank you. Alright, I’m going to the club. (She grabs her purse and coat.) Love you.
Phoebe: Love you too. (Piper leaves out the back door.)
[Scene: Police station. Morris is taking Maggie into a room. She stops at the doorway.]
Morris: Miss Murphy?
Maggie: I-I can’t go in there.
Morris: You don’t really have a choice.
Maggie: Am I being arrested?
Morris: No, but there’s some paper work we have to get started.
Maggie: Are there guns in there?
Morris: It’s a police station.
Maggie: They might go off. I mean, things like that happen around me and I don’t want anybody to get hurt.
Morris: I’m more concerned about you hurting yourself. Come on, nothing’s gonna happen.
(They walk into the room.)
Maggie: You don’t understand.
Morris: Trust me.
Maggie: You can’t help me. Nobody can.
(They sit down.)
Morris: We’re gonna find somebody who can. First you have to answer a few questions about what happened this morning.
Maggie: I don’t know what happened. It was like a bad dream, only it wasn’t. Voices in my head. Everything spinning.
Morris: Is there somebody you want to call? Family, friends.
Maggie: No, no, no. Keep them away from me, they’re safer there. I shouldn’t even be here. I shouldn’t be alive and if it hadn’t have been for that angel.
Morris: Excuse me?
Maggie: She just appeared out of thin air when I was on the rooftop. She reached out her hand and then when I was falling it was like something slowed me down, like she guided me on that awning.
Morris: The angel?
Maggie: Yes, she saved me.
Morris: Help me out here. What exactly did this woman look like?
[Scene: Manor. Prue comes in the front door. Phoebe walks into the foyer.]
Phoebe: So, how’d it go?
Phoebe: The interview. Did you get the job?
Prue: Yeah, I did.
Phoebe: Prue, are you okay?
Prue: The woman that I am supposed to photograph, when I got to her apartment she was on the roof ready to jump.
Phoebe: Oh my God, she didn’t…
Prue: Yeah, actually she did. Luckily I was able to break her fall with my powers but just barely.
Phoebe: So lucky you got there in time.
Prue: I keep on thinking that even if I had’ve been a minute later it would’ve been too late.
Phoebe: But you weren’t. You were supposed to be there in time. You were supposed to save that girls life, I believe that.
(The phone rings. Prue answers it.)
Morris: Hi, Prue. You weren’t by any chance outside 413 North Fergus Ave this morning were you?
Prue: Uh, why?
Morris: We got a Maggie Murphy here. She claims she was saved by some angel this morning. An angel that by her description bears no resemblance to Della Reese.
Prue: But does resemble me.
Morris: Yeah, bingo. Of course everyone around here thinks she’s nuts.
(Phoebe holds up a roll of film.)
Phoebe: Hey, what's on this roll?
Prue: Uh, just some old photographs. Um, Darryl, is Maggie alright?
[Cut to the police station.]
Morris: That's not for me to say. We have to send her over to psyche -------.
(Maggie knocks over a coat stand, it lands on a bench and plastic cups fall on the floor.)
Maggie: I am so sorry.
Morris: Poor woman. It's like she's snake bit or something. Listen, Prue, you better stay clear of here so she doesn't ID you. I'll keep you posted, okay? Bye.
[Cut back to the manor. Prue hangs up. She gets her bag.]
Phoebe: Where are you going?
Prue: I'm gonna go see Maggie. Something tells me that I may have stopped her but I certainly didn't save her.
Phoebe: Well, I'll come with you. Maybe something from my psyche class could be of use.
[Scene: P3. Piper is standing up at the bar and Leo's sitting on the floor staring at her legs.]
Piper: That can't be right. How many swizzle sticks?
Leo: Who's counting? (Piper looks down at him.) Uh, I don't know, a lot. You think you might of over ordered?
Piper: No, um, they over shipped. (Leo hands her a box of swizzle sticks and the bottom falls out and they land on the floor.) Ohh.
Leo: It's my fault.
(Piper kneels down and starts picking them up. Leo looks at her.)
Leo: (laughs) Nothing. (silence) Piper, are you mad at me?
Piper: No, don't be ridiculous. Why would I be mad at you?
Leo: I don't know, that's why I'm asking. What is it?
Piper: It's just, um, Dan.
Leo: Oh. Never mind, sorry I asked.
(Leo stands up.)
Piper: Um, he's-he's going to be... (Piper stands up.) he's going to be very upset when he finds out... (pause) you're the one that I really love.
Piper: Yeah. (They kiss.) Mmm, no wait, um, we can't do this.
Leo: You just said...
Piper: I-I-I know, but I really need to talk to Dan first. So count. Count.
[Scene: Police station. The Darklighter walks in. He sees Maggie. He then magically changes into police officer clothes and stays near a corner of the room. Morris walks up to Maggie holding a cup of coffee.]
Morris: I brought you some coffee.
Morris: (to a police woman sitting next to Maggie) I'll take it from here thanks.
(She walks away. Morris sits down next to Maggie.)
Maggie: I saw her, you know. The angel, she saved me.
Morris: I believe you, really I do.
(She goes to take the cup of coffee out of his hand but knocks it and spills it on him. He jumps out of the chair.)
Maggie: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Morris: I'm okay. I'm just gonna go wipe this off.
Maggie: Maybe you should just stay away from me. People get hurt.
(Morris walks into another room. Prue and Phoebe enter. Prue sees Maggie.)
Prue: Alright, that's her.
Phoebe: Any idea what you're gonna say to her about the whole angel thing?
Prue: I'm not really worried about that, I'm more worried about her. I've been thinking. Maybe I could write a spell.
Phoebe: A spell for what?
Prue: Help put a little good luck in her life.
Phoebe: That's really sweet but you can't keep using your powers to save her.
Prue: I know, but maybe it'll help her turn things around, make her see that life's worth living.
(A police officer walks past Maggie and she accidentally trips him. He knocks over the water cooler and water goes into all the cords and plugs.)
Police officer: Thanks a lot.
Prue: Okay, you see? Alright, I'm gonna need your help. How do I do this?
Phoebe: You don't need my help. It's your connection. It just has to come from the heart.
Prue: Alright, here goes. "From this moment on your pain is erased, your bad luck as well, enjoy your good luck Maggie, you're free from this hell."
(Stardust comes out of Prue's hand and floats over to Maggie.)
(The Darklighter sees this. Morris walks in and slips on the water. Maggie stops him from falling.)
Maggie: Did I just do that? I mean, help you?
Phoebe: Looks like her luck's changing already.
Morris: Yeah, have a seat. You okay?
Prue: Let's get outta here.
(They walk towards the door.)
Darklighter: (to himself) Not so fast.
(Magic dust comes out of his hand and hits Prue. Prue stops.)
Phoebe: Are you okay?
Prue: Yeah, just a chill.
(They walks outside to Prue's car.)
Phoebe: I gotta tell you, for your first spell you packed quite a punch.
Prue: You told me to speak from the heart, I did.
Phoebe: Still, it took me a few times before my spell actually worked.
Phoebe: Mmm hmm.
Prue: Well, it must be my lucky day. (Prue backs out of the parking space. A police car runs straight into the back of them. Phoebe hits her head on the dash board and gets knocked out.) Phoebe? Phoebe?
(You see the Darklighter near by.)
Darklighter: Your turn to be cursed, witch.
[Scene: P3. Piper and Leo are at the bar.]
Leo: Piper, I'm going crazy here.
Piper: We're almost done.
Leo: That's not what I mean. Look, you can't come in here and tell me what you just told me and act like nothing's changed. I mean, everything's changed.
Piper: I know, believe me, I know. But Dan is out of town and until he comes back...
Leo: When, when's he coming back?
Piper: Next Thursday.
Leo: A week? Can you call him or something? It's just, you know, I-I've been waiting for this, for us, for so long. I don't wanna wait any longer.
Prue: (from outside) Piper, are you there?
Piper: Prue? (Prue and Phoebe walk in. Prue has her arm around Phoebe.) What-what happened?
Prue: Oh, we got into a car accident. I wasn't looking.
Leo: You guys okay?
Phoebe: Yeah, we're fine.
Prue: Phoebe's got a concussion.
Phoebe: A mild one.
Prue: Still, the doctor said that, you know, you should...
Piper: The doctor? You went to the hospital? Phoebe, you...
Phoebe: I'm fine, really. I just have a little headache.
Leo: Oh, we got some aspirin around here somewhere.
Prue: Phoebe, I am so sorry.
Phoebe: Prue, it's okay, it was an accident, it wasn't your fault.
Prue: Yeah, but you know, I should've been looking. I mean, I-I-I always look first. At least I didn't put you in the hospital this time.
Phoebe: (to Piper) You lipstick's smeared.
Piper: It is?
(Leo holds up the aspirin and when Prue takes it off him, she knocks a box of swizzle sticks on the floor.)
Leo: Uh, don't worry about it. I got it.
Prue: Okay, I'm such a klutz. I can't seem to do anything right all of a sudden. Do you think that that spell backfired on me?
Phoebe: Not possible, no personal gain.
Piper: What spell?
(Prue's phone rings. She answers it.)
Prue: Hello? Yeah, Mr. Corso, there was a problem with the, uh, photograph.
(She walks away.)
Phoebe: She got this gig photographing this girl named Maggie Murphy.
Leo: The unlucky Maggie Murphy? (Piper looks at him.) I saw a piece on her on TV.
Phoebe: She's not unlucky anymore. Prue cast a spell to turn her luck around after she saved her from jumping off a roof.
Phoebe: Yeah, pretty scary, huh?
Piper: That's more than scary.
Phoebe: It got to Prue too, big time.
(Prue walks back over to them.)
Prue: Alright, Mr. Corso said that if I don't get that photograph of Maggie, I can kiss my career goodbye. Like that's what I wanna do right now.
Phoebe: Well, it’s a good excuse to go check up on her.
Prue: Yeah, I’m just gonna stop by the house…
(She moves backwards and knocks over a table of glasses. Piper freezes them before they all hit the ground.)
Piper: It’s okay.
Phoebe: I’ll drive. Because you didn’t get collision on the rental.
Prue: Here, do you want the keys?
Phoebe: Yes. (Prue gives her the keys.) Thank you.
Piper: Uh…ugh. (She unfreezes the glasses, they fall on the floor and smash. Leo looks at the broken glass on the floor.) What? I’ll clean it up.
Leo: No, it’s not that, I was just thinking about Maggie Murphy.
Piper: What about her?
Leo: It’s just that she was doing all these good things in her life and then all of a sudden her own life goes to hell.
Piper: So, what…
Leo: I don’t know. What if, you know, all these accidents in her life weren’t actually accidents. I mean, what if something was trying to make her jump.
Piper: Something like…
Leo: Like a Darklighter maybe.
[Scene: Mental Home. Maggie is with a woman. She’s helping her down the corridor.]
Maggie: It’s okay Mrs. Idleman. Let’s just get you out in the sunlight and let you see what’s going on in the world. That’s it, you’re doing fine.
[Cut to Prue and Phoebe. They’re in the mental home talking to the Darklighter who is dressed as a doctor.]
Darklighter: Maggie has made a remarkable turn around. Severely depressed this morning, now suddenly, she’s smiling, laughing, helping others. However, I’m afraid her recovery is only temporary.
Prue: Why do you say that?
Darklighter: Once you’ve been on that ledge, Miss Halliwell you can never forget it. That deep dark place never goes away. It haunts you, beckons you back.
Phoebe: That’s not true.
Darklighter: Oh, are you a psychiatrist?
Phoebe: No, but I still don’t think that that’s true. Lots of people recover from depression.
Darklighter: Not people in Maggie’s rather unique situation. She still feels responsible for all the tragedies in her family’s life. That pain doesn’t just magically go away.
Prue: Um, may we see her?
Darklighter: Of course.
(They walk down the corridor, magic dust comes out of the Darklighter’s hand and hits Prue’s camera bag. The Darklighter disappears. Prue and Phoebe walk up to Maggie.)
Maggie: I hoped you’d come so I could thank you and ask you. I have so many questions.
Prue: Maggie, I-I-I think you may have the wrong idea about me.
Maggie: You saved my life.
Prue: Yeah, but there was so much going on this morning. I mean, it was really confusing, there were so many people.
Maggie: That doesn’t change what you did. Who are you?
Prue: My name is Prue. This is my sister, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Hi, Maggie.
Maggie: Two angels.
Phoebe: Oh, no, I’m just a student.
Prue: Maggie, how are you feeling? Better I hope.
Maggie: Honestly, I feel great. I couldn’t be happier.
Phoebe: Even though you’re here?
Maggie: I’m alive and more importantly I feel alive again. I’m able to give, I’m able to help people. I haven’t been able to do that for a while.
Phoebe: That’s really sweet.
(Maggie notices Prue’s camera bag.)
Maggie: Are you a photographer?
Prue: Yeah, sort of.
Phoebe: Yes, she is. She’s working for Four One Five magazine.
Maggie: Oh, yeah. They’re doing an article on me. Is that why you were at my place this morning, to take my picture?
Prue: Yeah, but believe me, that was the last thing on my mind.
Maggie: No, no, no, it’s fine. Maybe the article will help others. Help them realize not to give up either. Where do you want me?
Prue: Oh, uh, I guess here is fine. (She gets a chair and Maggie sits on it.)
Maggie: I just can’t get over how everything’s changed suddenly. I mean, I know I’m stuck here for a while but I feel like a thousand pound weight’s been lifted off me. (Prue gets her camera and starts taking pictures.) I feel like my own self again.
Phoebe: Um, Maggie, I’m taking a psychology class in school and I was wondering if I could ask you a question.
Maggie: Sure, anything.
Phoebe: I was wondering why you… how you…
Maggie: How did I get on the ledge?
Maggie: I really don’t know. All I know is I just wanted it all to stop.
Phoebe: Wanted what to stop?
Maggie: The voice in my head that kept telling me that I was hurting people not helping them. That I was causing pain and trouble wherever I went. That it was all my fault. It was like I was cursed.
Phoebe: Maybe you were cursed.
Maggie: I’m sorry, what was….
Prue: Um, I have to go get these to the magazine right away.
Phoebe: Did you just hear what she said?
Prue: Yeah, look, uh, can you take a cab and take that home for me
Phoebe: Why don’t I drive you?
Prue: No, it’s fine. Bye Maggie.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Leo and Piper are there looking through the Book of Shadows.]
Piper: There’s a whole section in here on Darklighters somewhere.
Leo: Someone should really index this thing.
Piper: Are you sure about this?
Leo: Piper, I’ve been a Whitelighter for over 50 years.
Leo: Prue’s in trouble. (The phone rings.) Maybe that’s her. (Piper answers it.)
Piper: Hello? Prue?
Dan: No, it’s me, Dan.
Piper: Dan, hi.
Dan: You miss me?
(Leo motions to Piper if she wants him to leave the room.)
Piper: (to Leo) No.
Piper: Uh, I was talking to the cat. Are you in New York?
Dan: Yeah, I’m in my hotel room. So what are you doing?
Piper: Uh, just reading. How was your flight?
Dan: It was fine. Hey, listen, maybe it’s my imagination but I sensed a little… something going on. Or not going on at all, if that makes any sense.
Piper: Um, everything’s fine.
Dan: So that feeling that you had something important to tell me but didn’t wanna ruin my trip, that’s just all in my head? (Piper gets distracted by Leo.) Piper?
Piper: Huh? Um, I’m sorry, I’m just a little distracted here. Um, can we talk when you get home?
Dan: Right. Um, hey, listen, you know what? You don’t have to worry about picking me up at the airport. I’ll, um, I’ll just catch a cab back to my place and maybe we can go out to dinner.
Dan: Okay, I’ll see you soon.
Piper: Okay, bye.
(Piper hangs up.)
Piper: I’m sorry. It’s just, it’s difficult. I am going to break up with him but I can’t do it when he’s 3000 miles away. I have to be fair to him.
Leo: I understand that, totally. I really do. I’m glad that you’re the kind of person that would give him that kind of respect.
Piper: Thank you.
Leo: Now, here’s what I’m really worried about. (He shows her a page in the book.) Read this.
(The page says: Darklighter - Forces good souls into suicide through telepathic suggestion. Very dangerous.)
Piper: You gotta be kidding.
[Scene: Photographic studio. Mr. Corso is looking at Prue’s pictures of Maggie. They are all blurry.)
Prue: I-I don’t understand. I checked it in my camera myself, it was fine.
Mr. Corso: What am I supposed to print with the article. What am I supposed to do, huh?
Prue: I’m sorry.
Mr. Corso: You’re sorry? I gave you a chance. I believed in you and this is what I get? You’re a fraud.
Prue: Wait a second, look…
Mr. Corso: No, you look. Lady, you’re fired. No, you’re worse than fired. I will make sure nobody hires you again. Now go on, get out, go screw up somebody else’s life.
(Prue goes outside into the hallway. She stops.)
Prue: Alright, I can handle this. Everything’s gonna be fine.
(The Darklighter appears.)
Darklighter: No, it’s not. He’s right, I’m a fraud. I only hurt people. It’s all my fault. I’m responsible.
(Prue keeps walking.)
[Scene: Manor. Phoebe comes through the front. Piper and Leo come down the stairs.]
Piper: Phoebe, where’s Prue?
Phoebe: Uh, probable at the magazine. Why?
Leo: There may be a Darklighter after her. We need to find her fast.
Leo: Yeah, when you got in that car wreck, was it right after Prue cast that spell on Maggie?
Phoebe: Yeah, why?
(Piper picks up the phone and dials a number.)
Leo: The Darklighter must have seen her cast it.
Piper: Why isn’t this going through?
Phoebe: Maggie thought that she was cursed.
Leo: She probably was until Prue turned her luck around. See, there’s a certain type of Darklighter that drives future Whitelighters to commit suicide.
Phoebe: What do you mean?
Leo: Well, the only way to keep a Whitelighter from becoming one is to have them take their own life. To lose their souls forever.
Piper: They curse them . They bring their victims self-doubt, bad luck, the kind that hurts other people.
Leo: And then reinforce that by praying on their thoughts, make them think that they are responsible for all the pain when they’re actually not.
Phoebe: Well, that’s not suicide, that’s murder.
Leo: Not technically. They never actually push their victims, they just always compel them to jump.
Phoebe: So Prue didn't save Maggie from herself, Prue saved Maggie from him.
Piper: What is wrong with her phone?
Leo: And that's why the Darklighter's after Prue. If he destroys Prue, he destroys the good luck spell and leaves Maggie unprotected.
Phoebe: Well, he's not gonna get to Prue. I don't care what he tries.
(Phoebe puts Prue's camera bag in a cupboard.)
Piper: Phoebe, he knows her thoughts, he can make her think anything he wants her to think.
Phoebe: Piper, this is Prue that we're talking about, okay. She is so... (A roll of film falls out of the cupboard. Phoebe bends down and picks it up.) She wouldn't even think of.... (she has a premonition of Prue when she was younger, on the bridge crying.)
Phoebe: You guys are right. We have to get to Prue.
[Scene: Manor. Phoebe's trying to call Prue.]
Phoebe: The cellular subscriber is two in the calling area. Damn it.
Piper: Try calling the magazine.
Phoebe: I already did, they said she left a half an hour ago.
Piper: Okay, then keep trying her cell. Are you sure your vision was of the past and not the future?
Piper: Could you tell how old she was?
Phoebe: Around twenty. It was the same time that we had that other accident.
Leo: What happened?
Phoebe: Oh, Prue was driving and she ran a red light. We didn't even hear the other car honk.
Piper: Phoebe was the only one hurt. She was in the hospital for over a week. It scared the hell out of us.
Phoebe: Prue never forgave herself.
Piper: It was a really rough time for her. For all of us actually.
Piper: Well, Phoebe and I were teenagers and Grams was extremely over protective.
Phoebe: But she was hardest on Prue. She kind of made Prue take care of us. She didn't let Prue go away to school. She wanted to go back east to be a photo journalist.
Piper: But Grams knew that we were gonna become witches and she wasn't gonna let anything jeopardize that.
Phoebe: Still, you know what? I don't care what was happening, Prue would never even consider...
Piper: I know, but you saw her.
Phoebe: Okay, what I saw was Prue taking picture and she was very sad but that doesn't mean she was actually gonna jump.
Leo: Yeah, but the Darklighter will make her think that she was going to. He'll mess with her head and try and take her back to that same dark place. And he'll say whatever he has to and make her do something she would never otherwise do.
Piper: Okay, so if we can't find Prue, how do we find the Darklighter?
Leo: You can't without a Whitelighter. We sense each other.
(The phone rings. Phoebe answers it.)
Prue: Hey, Pheebs.
Piper: Is it her?
Phoebe: Yeah. Where are you?
Prue: I don't really know but I can't start my car and-and this stage just really sucks.
Phoebe: None of what's happening today has anything to do...
(The phone starts crackling.)
Phoebe: Prue, can you hear me?
Prue: Um, look I-I lost my job and can you guys please come and get me?
Leo: You have to tell her about the Darklighter.
Phoebe: I'm trying.
[Cut to Prue. You see the Darklighter standing behind the car.]
Prue: Phoebe, I can't hear you.
(Magic dust comes out of the Darklighter's hand, hits the phone and the phone goes dead.)
Phoebe: Hello? Damn it. I lost her.
(Prue gets out of the car and walks down the road. The Darklighter follows her.)
[Cut back to the manor.]
Piper: Okay, what do we do? We have to find her.
Phoebe: Where do we start?
Piper: We start at the magazine. Back track from the magazine. That's where she was last.
Phoebe: She could be anywhere.
Leo: How about the Book Of Shadows? You could try scrying.
Phoebe: I don't think we have the time for that.
Piper: Well, maybe we need a little luck. A little good luck.
Piper: We need a map.
Phoebe: Okay, I'll check the car. (Phoebe leaves the room.)
Leo: I'm going with you.
Piper: No, no, no. Somebody has to stay here in case she comes back or...
Piper: If we find her, the Darklighter will be too. And if he recognizes you...
Leo: Piper, I hate this. Alright, I hate not being able to look after you guys.
Piper: I know, I'm sorry.
[Scene: Prue's walking down the street. The Darklighter is following her.]
Darklighter: What's happening to me, what's the matter with me? I gotta keep moving, keep walking. I've been this dark place before, I remember. No one can help me. I'm all alone. Keep walking, yes, keep walking.
Prue: Okay, Prue, keep it together. This isn't me. I'm a good person, I do good things. (A skateboarder is skateboarding down the pathway. Magic dust comes out of the Darklighter's hand and hits the skateboarder. The skateboarder loses control, Prue sees he's about to hit a woman and a baby and she uses her power and he rolls on the road straight in front of a car.) Oh God.
Darklighter: I almost got him killed. Just like I almost got Phoebe killed. Run. Run!
(Prue runs off.)
[Cut to the mental home. Maggie's playing Gin with a woman. Piper and Phoebe walk in the room.]
Phoebe: Maggie, hi. Remember me?
Maggie: Of course.
Phoebe: We need your help finding Prue.
Phoebe: Your angel.
Piper: She's in trouble. Big trouble.
(They take her outside the room.)
Phoebe: The kind of trouble you can relate to.
Maggie: What can I do?
(Phoebe unfolds a map and holds it up.)
Phoebe: We need you to point anywhere on this map.
Piper: We need a little of your luck.
Maggie: But I don't understand how...
Phoebe: Please, it'll help, trust me.
(Maggie closes her eyes and points to the map._
(Piper and Phoebe look at the spot on the map.)
Piper: It's close by.
Phoebe: Thank you.
(They walk away.)
[Cut to the manor. Leo's walking around. He sits on the stairs looking frustrated.]
[Cut to Prue. She's looking up at the bridge.]
Darklighter: It's okay, no need to be afraid. I know what needs to be done. It's the best thing. The best thing for everyone. It's something I should've done a long time ago. Jump.
[Scene: On the bridge. Prue walks over to the side.]
Darklighter: That's it. It's the only way. It's the only way to save the one's I love. I should've done it before. Eight years ago.
Prue: I didn't want to.
Darklighter: But if I had, loved ones would still be alive today. Like Andy. I'm responsible for Andy.
(Prue starts crying.)
Darklighter: It's all my fault. Jump. Jump.
[Cut to the attic. Leo's searching through the Book Of Shadows.]
Leo: There's gotta be something in here. Damn it! I can't just sit back and do nothing. Think, think! (He looks up.) Give me my powers back. I want my powers back. I want my powers back, I want them back now! I can't keep being mortal if this is the cost. I don't wanna lose Piper. Not at the expense of losing one of her sisters. This is my calling. You have to let me help. You have to give me my wings back.
(Leo's hand starts glowing.)
[Cut to Phoebe and Piper. They get out of the car.]
Piper: Are you sure this is right?
Phoebe: This is where Maggie pointed to.
Piper: But she's not here.
Phoebe: She's gotta be here somewhere.
(They look up at the bridge.)
Piper: Oh my God, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Prue! (Piper starts running up the hill.) Wait, wait, we'll drive there.
Piper: No, there's no time. Come on. (They run up the hill.) Prue!
Phoebe: Get away from the railing. Prue! Prue, this isn't you. The Darklighter is making you do this.
Darklighter: I'm all alone.
Piper: He tried to kill Maggie and he's trying to kill you.
Phoebe: He put a spell on you just like he did with Maggie.
Darklighter: There is no Darklighter. It's only me.
Prue: Just me.
Darklighter: I have to do this.
Piper, Phoebe: Prue.
Phoebe: You're stronger than he is.
Darklighter: Jump damn it. Hurry up. End it before I hurt them again.
Piper: Prue, you have to believe us.
Phoebe: He's there, turn around, Prue.
(Prue turns around.)
Prue: It's true.
Darklighter: How did you...
Prue: You bastard. How dare you hurt people this way. (She uses her power and he hits the railing.)
Darklighter: It's a gift. You'll jump for me sooner or later. I haven't lost anyone yet.
Prue: You lost two today.
Darklighter: But remember, you can't stop me.
(Leo appears and tackles the Darklighter.)
Leo: You alright?
Prue: Yeah, I think so.
(Phoebe and Piper run over to Prue and hug her.)
Leo: I gotta go.
(Leo orbs out with the Darklighter. The Spirit Killer screams as he is being orbed away.)
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Prue, Piper and Phoebe are looking at an old picture of the bridge that Prue took.]
Prue: Well, the bridge hasn't changed much has it?
Piper: But you sure have.
Prue: Well, we all have, for the better.
Piper: Prue, Phoebe and I were wondering...
Prue: What? Why I was on this bridge eight years ago. Why I took this picture?
Piper: Well, yeah.
Prue: I don't know. I guess I was just in a really bad place then. Anyway, I was out scouting for a shot and I found myself on the bridge and I just wanted to take the picture of it to remind myself of that particular moment and how I was feeling.
Piper: But you weren't gonna...
Prue: No. No, I would never ever do that.
Phoebe: But why didn't you develop it?
Prue: I guess I just wasn't ready to relive that pain. But now I am. Especially since a demon tried to take advantage of it. But that was then... (she puts the photo in the fireplace and it burns ) and this... (she opens a magazine up to the article on Maggie.) this is now.
Piper: What's this?
Prue: Hi, it's me, I'm a professional photographer. Look.
(She points to her name under the photo.)
(The doorbell rings.)
Piper: I'll get it.
Phoebe: Wait, what is it's Dan? What if he's back from his trip early?
Piper: Well, then I have to tell him the truth. Just because Leo has his wings back, doesn't change anything.
(Piper goes to answer the door. Phoebe looks at Prue's photo.)
Prue: I know.
Phoebe: I'm so proud of you.
Prue: Thank you.
[Cut to the foyer. Piper opens the door.]
Piper: Leo, you rang the bell?
Leo: Yeah, I wasn't sure how you'd feel about me orbing in.
(Leo walks inside.)
Piper: I'd feel okay.
Leo: Look, I just wanted to let you know that this wasn't their idea. It was mine and it's-it's not something I wanted to do, it's just...
Piper: Leo, I meant what I said and I thought about this a lot. Whitelighter or not, we can find a way to make this work. Somehow, someway.
Leo: I'm gonna hold you to that.
Piper: You do that.