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Written by: Krista Vernoff

Season 4, Episode 09

Episode No. 75

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe is cutting up some vegetables. Cole walks in.]

Cole: Hey, where is everyone?

(Phoebe rips off her apron to reveal a tight black dress.)

Phoebe: Surprise!

Cole: You look beautiful.

Phoebe: Thank you. (She picks up two glasses of wine and hands one to Cole.) I sent everyone away. So we could celebrate.

Cole: What are we celebrating?

Phoebe: Cole, you're finally fully human. No more demon half means no more obstacles for our relationship. Yay us. (She clinks their glasses and takes a sip. Cole doesn't.) Uh, that was a toast and usually after the clinking part you take a little sip.

Cole: I don't know if sending your sisters away was a good idea. I don't have powers anymore and I can't protect you if there's an attack.

Phoebe: Well, my sisters are in calling range and more importantly, I am in kissing range.

(She kisses his neck. He stops her.)

Cole: Phoebe, you don’t seem to understand that with the Source injured, you might be in more danger than ever before.

Phoebe: Well, you don’t seem to understand that sometimes a girl needs a night off. Now please, is there anything that I can do, (She kisses his neck.) to help you relax?

(She kisses his cheek.)

Cole: Well, that helps, a little. Maybe you should keep doing that. (He stops her again.) It’s just that without a strong leader, there’s energy in the Underworld.

Phoebe: Wow, you’re a sweet talker.

Cole: Demons who would normally compete for the Source's favour...

Phoebe: Will start banning together to try to take out the Source. Honey, you told me this part already.

Cole: But I'm not sure you get it. Demons hoping to replace the Source will gather factions of followers, and what better way to gain support for your faction, than to kill the infamous Charmed Ones. (The oven timer goes off.) I’ll get that. (He goes over to the oven and pulls out a hot dish. He quickly puts it down.) Ah, ow! Damn it! Oh!

(Phoebe goes over to him.)

Phoebe: Is it bad? I could call for Leo.

Cole: No, no. No, it’s fine. I used to be able to hold fire in the palms of my hands.

Phoebe: We vanquished half of you. That’s a huge adjustment. But I promise, you’ll figure it out. We’ll figure it out together.

(She hugs him.)

Cole: I’m serious about the factions, Phoebe. If demons join forces...

Phoebe: I promise you I’ll worry about the factions first thing in the morning, but for now, I want us to join forces.

(They kiss.)

[Scene: Congressmen's office. He is practising a speech to himself.]

Congressmen: We must join forces. With those we have considered our enemies, if we are to defeat... We must join forces... Damn. (He sits down at his desk. A Muse appears, surrounded by a bright light. She looks hard at him and he gets an idea. He stands back up.) Joining forces with our friends is simple. Only by working with those we’ve considered our enemies will we achieve our greater goals. In the coming days we must rise above our differences if we’re to reach the level of our convictions.

(He hears someone clapping and looks around. A warlock blinks in.)

Devlin: I think I can use that.

Congressmen: How did you get in here? What do you want?

Devlin: Well, as you know congressmen, gathering a following requires inspiration. I want your Muse.

Muse: You can see me?

Congressmen: My what?

(The Muse sees a ring on the warlock's finger.)

Muse: The Ring of Inspiration. But how did you get it?

Devlin: Oh, I think a more important question is, how will you get out of it?

(Devlin holds out his hand and the Muse gets sucked into it.)

Congressmen: Who the hell are you talking to? (He heads for the door but Devlin blinks in front of him.) Please...

Devlin: Come now, I'm doing you a favour, really. There’s nothing worse than an uninspired politician.

(Devlin places his hands on the side of the congressmen's face and burns him. He screams.)

Opening Credits

[Scene: The next morning. Manor. Kitchen. Piper's on the phone and making a cup of coffee.]

Piper: Uh, okay, Bev, if that's what you really want. Bev, take yes for an answer. I'll get back to you. (She hangs up and heads for the table. Phoebe walks in and takes Piper's coffee and sits down.) Uh, that was the last of the coffee.

(She takes a sip.)

Phoebe: I've had coffee, this is not coffee. Have you seen Cole?

Piper: Uh, he went out. He said he had some errands to run.

Phoebe: What kind of errands?

Piper: He didn't say. How was the big date?

Phoebe: Great, fine. It was okay. He kept talking about demonic factions the whole time.

Piper: Well, that's probably because it's easier for him to talk about demons than what's really on his mind.

Phoebe: Which is?

Piper: Whether or not your going to reconsider his marriage proposal now that he's just a human.

Phoebe: We talked about that and he's totally fine with it. He gets it. Why, did he say something to you?

Piper: No, but, uh, he doesn't have to, it's written all over his face. And, truth be told, it's rare for a relationship to survive a rejected proposal.

Phoebe: But it wasn't rejected, it was just postponed. Piper, I'm not ready, you know that.

Piper: Mm-hm, I do, but it's not my heart that's involved. Or my ego for that matter. You should talk to him again.

(Piper gets up and heads for the door.)

Phoebe: Where are you going?

Piper: Uh, P3.

Phoebe: At 9:00 in the morning. Don't club kids sleep in?

Piper: Corporate party, big money, total nightmare.

(Piper leaves the kitchen. Phoebe follows.)

Phoebe: Uh, what if there's an attack?

Piper: At 9:00 AM. Don't demons sleep in?

(They walk into the foyer.)

Phoebe: Piper, Cole thinks that the demons are gonna start banding together to take out the Source.

Piper: Great, well, I say the only good Source is a dead Source.

(Piper puts on her coat.)

Phoebe: Right, but he also seems to think that the best way for a faction leader to gain the support of the demonic masses would be to kill us.

(Paige comes down the stairs carrying some art supplies.)

Paige: Who's going to kill us?

Piper: No one.

Paige: That's new.

(She goes back up the stairs.)

Phoebe: So I was thinking, since you're the potions master, isn't there something you could whip up? Some kind of protection maybe?

Piper: Pheebs, if there was such a thing as a protection potion, we'd be mixing it in our morning coffee.

Phoebe: I know, but there's got to be something that we can do. And by we, I mean you.

Piper: Well, I say we just wait until we're attacked like we usually do, and then deal with it then.

(Paige comes back down carrying a large box of stuff.)

Paige: Who's attacking us?

Piper: No one.

Paige: Right on, I get the weekend off.

Piper: See now that is the spirit.

(Paige goes back upstairs.)

Phoebe: Piper, if Cole is right, we have no idea how many of them we're gonna be up against.

Piper: Suddenly I'm beginning to miss the Source.

Phoebe: And even if you don't think we need the protection, just think about Cole. He is a human being with no magical powers, living in a house that's constantly under demonic attack.

Piper: Well, I guess I can make something.

Phoebe: Yay, yay, yay. I love you!

Piper: After I go to the club. We cannot afford to lose the income. I've got this client who is insisting on a last minute theme and man, do I hate themes.

Phoebe: Oh, I am so good at themes. My prom theme, almost paradise, totally my idea.

Piper: And this is supposed to impress me how?

(Paige comes down with another box.)

Phoebe: Are you moving out?

Paige: No, just cleaning out.

Piper: Your art supplies?

Paige: Well, between witch work, and work work, I just don't have any time any more.

Phoebe: This is perfect. We need a theme. You're an artistic, creative type.

Paige: A theme?

Phoebe: Yeah, I'll explain on the way. Us theme, you potion.

(They head for the door.)

Piper: Me peeved, you annoying.

Phoebe: You see how well this worked out?

(Phoebe and Paige grab their coats and rush out the door.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Alley. A homeless man wanders down it. Two warlocks blink in. Devlin's eyes glow red. The homeless man turns into a demon.]

Demon: Back off, we're on the same side.

(Devlin's eyes change back to normal.)

Devlin: Whoa, we almost killed a demon. The Source would have our heads.

Warlock #1: Man, I love that glamouring power. You know, I fall for it every time.

Demon: If you two warlock scum don't mind, I've got work to do.

Devlin: Oh, but so do we, and we're gonna need to borrow that little trick of yours. (The warlock stabs the demon and receives his glamouring power.) Nicely done. Now, use your new power to kill the Charmed Ones and bring me back theirs.

Warlock #1: Hey, I thought we were taking out the witches together.

Devlin: I have a faction to build, and time is of the essence. There's recruiting to do, powers to gather.

Warlock #1: So I'm supposed to risk my life so you can become the Source?

Devlin: Aren't you tired of living under demonic rule, of being a second class citizen? My friend, in the coming days we must rise above our differences if we are to reach the level of our convictions.

Warlock #1: And what do I get out of it?

Devlin: A little inspiration. (Devlin points the ring at the warlock and he is covered in a bright red light.) Now get to work.

(Warlock #1 blinks out.)

[Scene: P3. Phoebe, Paige and Bev are there.]

Phoebe: Bev, I'm telling you, forties night is perfect. I mean, think about it, the zoot suits, the saddle shoes, the patriotism. What more could you ask for?

Bev: Uh, I just don't know. I mean, weren't the fifties a little bit more flashy?

Paige: Yeah, if you want something that's been done a million times.

Bev: Excuse me?

Phoebe: Um, honestly, Bev, I think the forties is your era. I mean, you already have this, kind of Veronica Lake thing goin' on.

(Bev touches her hair.)

Bev: I do?

Paige: Oh yeah. Peek-a-boo hair-do, some nice pearl ear rings, you're a dead ringer.

Bev: Oh, (she giggles) um, well, then...

Paige: Looks like someone has some shopping to do.

Phoebe: Yep! Here is the number for the costume place, and tell all your friends to dress there or be square.

(Bev laughs.)

Bev: Thanks, girls.

(She leaves. Phoebe breathes a sigh of relief. They head for the stairs. Cole walks down them.)

Phoebe: Oh, if it isn't Mr. Sneak-out-of-bed.

Cole: Yeah, I had some stuff to do.

Phoebe: Yeah, what kinda stuff?

(She hugs him.)

Cole: Well...

(She feels something.)

Phoebe: What's that?

Cole: Oh.

(He pulls out a gun. The girls gasp.)

Phoebe: What are you doing with that?

Paige: Get that thing out of here.

Cole: Oh, come on, you guys see worse than this every day.

Phoebe: No, we see demons every day, there is a huge difference.

Cole: There is how?

Paige: Uh, for one thing, we're not likely to accidentally vanquish ourselves.

Phoebe: Where did you get it?

Cole: Well, I may not be a demon anymore, but I still know where to find the bad guys.

Paige: Well, why don't you go find the bad guys and give it back to them?

Cole: Look, I have to have a way to protect myself, and the one I love.

Phoebe: Okay, Cole, I am not living in a house with a gun. It makes things more dangerous, not less.

(Leo orbs in.)

Leo: Hey.

Phoebe: Hey, ah, Piper's at home.

Leo: I know, I just talked to her. I came here to find you guys.

Cole: Was there an attack?

Leo: Uh, in a way. Muses have been disappearing, the Elders are very concerned.

Paige: Muses, the ones who inspire creativity, they're real?

Leo: Yes, and they are in a very real danger. It'd be a powerful evil to find a way to hurt a Muse.

Cole: Factions.

(Warlock #1 blinks in nearby. He spies on them.)

Phoebe: We'd better get back.

Paige: What about forties night?

Phoebe: We'll call the decorator from the car.

Leo: Alright, I'll meet you guys at home. I'm gonna see what else I can find out.

Phoebe: Uh, Leo, before you go... Wait, um...

(She takes Cole's gun.)

Cole: Come on.

Phoebe: Can you orb this to Darryl, please.

(She gives it to Leo. The girls leave.)

Leo: I wont even ask.

(Cole leaves. Leo shakes his head and orbs out. The warlock turns into Leo and blinks out.

[Cut to the manor. Attic. Piper's there looking at a Muses page in the Book of Shadows. Phoebe and Paige walk in.]

Phoebe: Hey, how's the protection potion?

Piper: Non-existent.

Phoebe: Hey, we kept up our end of the deal.

Piper: I know, Bev called and she's thrilled, and I thank you, but I thought we should move on to the Muses.

Paige: Muses, which are (reads from the book) "Beings of pure light, whose soul purpose is to inspire peoples passion and creativity. Like angels, they guide us with an unseen hand of inspiration."

Piper: Mm-hmm.

Phoebe: Wait, how can evil hurt someone who's invisible?

(A Muse appears.)

Piper: I have no idea. A good place to start would be to ask a Muse, but I can't figure out how to summon one.

Phoebe: Do you guys feel that?

Piper: What?

Phoebe: I don't know, it's like a, um, wow, like a, like a feeling.

(She looks around the attic.)

Piper: Honey, whatcha looking for?

Phoebe: I think there's a Muse somewhere in this room.

(The Muse touches Phoebe's shoulder.)

Phoebe: "Being of creativity, show yourself now to me, your light that shines upon our face, let our vision now embrace."

(The Muse becomes visible.)

Melody: I was hoping I could inspire you to do that. I'm Melody.

Phoebe: Wow, I'm Phoebe. And this is, um...

Melody: I know who you girls are, I've been inspiring you your whole lives. Now I was hoping you could help me.

Paige: So you know what's been happening to the Muses.

Melody: Yeah, we were inspiring a symphony and a friend of mine, a fellow Muse, was captured. I was lucky to get away.

Piper: Get away from what?

Melody: A warlock wearing the Ring of Inspiration.

Phoebe: The what?

Melody: It's a ring that enables the wearer to see and capture Muses. I mean, it was created by good magic, to channel inspiration in times of great need.

Paige: A warlock, is that like a demon?

Piper: Pretty much, yeah.

Paige: That's nice.

(Leo/Warlock walks in.)

Phoebe: Hi, I thought you were orbing.

Leo/Warlock: What?

Paige: Melody, Leo, Whitelighter, Muse.

Leo/Warlock: Nice to meet you.

Melody: We go way back.

Leo/Warlock: Oh, right. Uh, good to see you again.

Phoebe: Have you ever heard of the Ring of Inspiration?

Leo/Warlock: Uh, I think so. Red jewel?

Piper: Isn't that something you would have normally mentioned earlier?

Leo/Warlock: Right, um, yeah, sorry about that.

(A knife appears in his hand. He hides it behind his back.)

Piper: Leo!

Leo/Warlock: What?

(Leo orbs in. Leo/Warlock grabs Phoebe and stabs her. He blinks out. Cole runs in. Leo/Warlock blinks behind Paige.)

Cole: Paige, behind you!

(Paige gets a fright and orbs out. Piper blows up the warlock. Leo heals Phoebe.)

Piper: You okay?

(Phoebe nods. Paige orbs back in.)

Paige: What was that?

Cole: That was a warlock.

Piper: Was that the warlock that captured your friend?

Melody: No.

Phoebe: They must be working together.

Cole: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call a faction.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Everyone comes down the stairs.]

Phoebe: Where are you going, we have to make a plan.

Piper: I have a plan.

Paige: Which is?

Piper: To cook. Now that I know what we're up against I can practically taste the potion. I don't know what it does, but it tastes pretty good.

Paige: I cant believe I almost threw away my paints.

Phoebe: I'm gonna write a vanquishing spell. Actually, I-I have to write a vanquishing spell. I keep hearing rhyming in my head, are you doing that?

Melody: Oh no, you're doing that. I'm just helping it come out.

Phoebe: Yes you do, without a doubt.

Melody: I think I should probably leave. I'm not meant to stay in one place for too long. The inspiration gets a little intense.

Piper: Okay, but that's good. If the warlocks are enslaving other Muses to inspire them, than we need all the help we can get.

Paige: I think I know how to get the ring.

Piper: You do?

Paige: (to Melody) Can you describe the warlock to me?

Melody: I think so.

Leo: What are you gonna do?

Paige: I'm going to draw him.

Cole: I think Leo should orb me under ground.

Phoebe: What?

Cole: I could find out who the faction leader is. I may not have my powers anymore, but I still know the terrain.

Phoebe: Yeah, and you may just find yourself in everlasting pain.

Paige: That's a rhyme.

Phoebe: Yeah, I'm sorry. Now is not the time. Oh!

Piper: Cole, if you go underground you will be a sitting duck without your powers.

Cole: I'm a sitting duck up here as well. At least this way I can be useful.

(He touches Piper's shoulder and she pushes it away.)

Phoebe: Cole, you are useful, alive. Its just that now you have to be the brains behind the operation, not the brawn.

Cole: Well, is there some rule somewhere that says I have to choose?

Phoebe: Well, I could make one up, but it would just be a ruse.

Melody: But maybe I should point out that...

Paige: I think Cole has a point.

Phoebe: Excuse me?

Paige: Well, he is a demon, right?

Phoebe: Was a demon.

Melody: Before you get any more...

Paige: No, he was a half demon that's probably lived for about a century. So that means he knows his way around down there pretty well, and we can use all the help we can get.

Melody: Leo.

Leo: I think what Melody is trying to say is...

Phoebe: No, the point is bounty hunters haven't been attacking because they think he's dead. If he goes down to the underworld...

Cole: I'm still here!

Piper: Cole, if you go underground and anyone sees you, you will be back on the demonic radar, only this time you will not have anything to protect yourself.

Phoebe: It's starting to seem like you have some kind of death wish.

Cole: Well, it seems to me that you won't be happy until I put on an apron and become your little house boy.

Leo: Hey! Alright, here is the thing. Every time there is a Muse around, passions tend to run a little higher.

Melody: A lot higher.

Leo: Let's keep that in mind with in communications with each other, okay?

Piper: Phoebe, go write your spell. Paige, go do whatever it is you were going to do. Cole, please join me in the kitchen and tell me everything you know about warlocks so that I can make my potion.

(Paige goes upstairs. Piper heads for the kitchen.)

Cole: (to Phoebe) We'll talk about this later.

(He starts to walk off.)

Phoebe: Alligator.

(Phoebe goes upstairs. Leo heads for the kitchen.)

Piper: Cole!

[Cut to the kitchen. Piper has potions boiling.]

Piper: What I don't understand is why a warlock would even want that ring.

Cole: Are you kidding? Evil never gets the feel of that Muses inspiration, I can tell you, I have never felt anything like it in my life.

Leo: What does it feel like?

Cole: It was like a power surge, an over dose of adrenaline. I can tell you these warlocks must be sucking it up, so whatever it is that your doing, please do it fast because I promise they'll be back.

Piper: Look, I am making this up as I go along. So power surge or no, you're going to have to be patient. Just like your gonna have to be patient with Phoebe on her marriage front.

Cole: I don't think that's any of your business.

Leo: You don't know sisters very well, do you?

Piper: Cole, your struggling right, trying to figure out how to be this new person.

Cole: I thought we were here to talk about warlocks.

Leo: No.

Piper: What you don't get is that Phoebe is trying to do the exact same thing. She's always been the youngest sister, the eternal child. Care free, fun loving.

Cole: And?

Leo: And in a minute, she lost Prue, discovered Paige, and became the middle sister.

Piper: And to top it all off, you propose. The idea of marriage, being that much of a grownup is terrifying to Phoebe.

Cole: Did she say that?

Piper: No, she didn't have to, I'm her big sister, I've known her only, oh, her whole life.

(She turns towards the stove.)

Cole: (to Leo) Can I have a word?

(They leave the kitchen. Piper puts something in the potion and it explodes.)

Piper: Ah. See what a little patience will get you?

(She looks around but no one's there.)

[Cut to the conservatory.]

Cole: I'm asking you a favour, Leo, man to man.

Leo: You want me to talk to Phoebe?

(He playfully punches him.)

Cole: I want you to orb me underground.

Leo: Cole, that's the inspiration talking.

Cole: Maybe so, but think about it Leo, their big plan right now is to draw the warlock.

Leo: They're the Charmed Ones, I trust that they know what they're doing.

Cole: Just listen. I can't be certain, but I think that warlock used demonic powers.

Leo: Which means he killed a demon to get them. Aren't there laws against that?

Cole: It's punishable by death. Now, I know where the demons will convene to discuss his treason. They probably know by now which warlock is behind it. All we have to do is listen.

(He puts his arm around Leo.)

Leo: And not be seen.

Cole: We can go now and be back before anybody notices.

Leo: Oh, they're gonna notice. And then they're gonna kill me.

(Leo orbs out with Cole.)

[Cut to the attic. Phoebe, Paige and Melody are there. Paige is drawing the demon while Phoebe writes a spell.]

Phoebe: A warlock is a funny thing, he blinks from place to place, and when we say these words to him, his face they will erase."

Paige: It sounds more like a limerick than a spell.

Phoebe: Damn.

Melody: (to Paige) I think his nose was a little longer than that. Your work is wonderful.

Paige: Thanks to you.

Melody: No, Paige, I have nothing to do with product, only the inspiration to create it.

Phoebe: I could use a little of that over here.

Melody: Okay. (She walks over to Phoebe.) Close your eyes, and concentrate.

(They close their eyes.)

Phoebe: Thank you.

(She walks back over to Paige.)

Melody: So how come you stopped painting?

Paige: How come you stopped inspiring me to paint?

Melody: I honestly have no control over the world, Paige. You stopped painting because you stopped caring about your art.

Paige: No, I didn't stop caring about my art, I just, I dunno, I guess I'm a perfectionist. And once I stopped having enough time to practice, well, I just kinda threw in the towel.

Melody: Art isn't about perfection, it's about expression. The key is simply to love it. That's the call I answer.

(Piper walks in with viles of potion.)

Piper: I got potions, whose got a spell?

(Phoebe clears her throat.)

Phoebe: "Evil is a faithful foe, but good does battle best. We witches will, with these words, waste the warlocks evil zest."

Piper: Wonderful. Witty, but wordy.

Phoebe: Just take one. One for you.

(She hands a piece if paper to Piper and Paige.)

Paige: Thank you.

(Phoebe looks at the drawing.)

Phoebe: Wow, is that him?

Melody: Precisely.

Paige: Now that I have something to focus on, I think I can call for the ring.

Phoebe: It's brilliant. The ring will orb to you, and then if he wants it back, he'll have to come follow it.

Piper: Which is when we hit him with the potion.

Phoebe: And make a huge commotion.

Piper: Right, the potion will flash in his eyes which are very sensitive. This should keep him from blinking long enough for us to vanquish him with your spell.

Paige: Blinking?

Phoebe: It's how the warlocks get around.

Paige: Well, why don't you just, I dunno, freeze him or blow him up or something?

Piper: Well, sometimes warlocks don't freeze, or blow up. Power of three spell is the only guarantee.

Paige: Fabulous.

Phoebe: God we're good. (They clink their potions.) Ah, no, no, wait. I think we should tell the guys.

Piper: But why?

Phoebe: Cole? Cole?

(No answer. She looks at the girls.)

[Scene: Underworld. Leo and Cole are crouching behind a rock, spying on a meeting going on near by.]

Leo: What is this place, Cole?

Cole: High Council meeting quarters. We listen long enough, we hear plenty.

(A demon comes up behind them.)

Demon: You two lost?

Cole: Rake.

Demon: Belthazor, sorry man, thought you were a warlock. (He starts to walk away but stops.) Didn't I hear you were dead?

Cole: Yeah, and unfortunately, I have to stay that way.

(Cole walks over and stabs Rake. He is vanquished.)

Leo: He seemed like a friend.

Cole: In my old life he was.

Leo: It feels different, doesn't it? Killing now that you're human.

Cole: Just keep an eye out would ya?

[Cut to the manor. Attic.]

Piper: Leo? Leo!

(Phoebe walks in.)

Phoebe: Cole is nowhere to be found.

Piper: And Leo still isn't answering.

Phoebe: I can't believe they'd do this.

Paige: Do what exactly?

Piper: The only reason Leo wouldn't hear us calling is if he went underground, with Cole.

Paige: I'd rather do battle with warlocks than do battle with the two of you.

Phoebe: Call for the ring.

Paige: Well, shouldn't we wait for Leo in case we get hurt?

Phoebe: Just call for the ring.

(Paige stands in front of her drawing.)

Paige: Ring.

(Nothing happens.)

Melody: Breathe and focus.

(They close their eyes.)

[Cut to Devlin and another warlock.]

Warlock #2: That ring packs a serious punch.

Devlin: What power did you get?

(An energy ball appears in the warlock's hand. Devlin holds his hand over it. Suddenly, his ring orbs out.)

[Cut to the attic. The ring orbs in on the table.]

Paige: It worked.

Phoebe: Let all the Muses out.

[Cut to Devlin and the warlock.]

Warlock #2: Your ring, where'd it go?

Devlin: The Charmed Ones. Well, let's go get it back.

Warlock #2: No way, they just vanquished the last sucker you sent in.

Devlin: He didn't have your newly acquired power. You wanna live in the shadow of demons your whole life?

Warlock #2: Forget it, Devlin, its suicide.

Devlin: They're expecting me, but not the two of us. We can take 'em, come on. We'll take their powers and together we'll rule the underworld. We're gonna have so much fun.

(They blink out.)

[Cut to the attic. The girls are hiding behind some boxes. Warlock #2 blinks in.]

Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Evil is a faithful foe, but good does battle best. We witches will, with these words, waste the warlocks evil zest."

(The warlock bursts into flames and is vanquished. Suddenly, Devlin blinks in, grabs the ring and blinks back out.)

Piper: Wh-what just happened?

(Devlin blinks back in.)

Phoebe: Oh my god. (He sucks Melody into the ring.) Piper, blow him up.

Paige: No. You might blow up Melody too.

(Devlin blinks back out.)

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[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are sitting around the table, doing nothing. Leo orbs in with Cole.

Cole: I-I know you're, I know you're mad but before you say anything we, ah, found out that the faction leader is a warlock named, uh, Devlin.

Phoebe: Ha, he looked more like a Joe to me.

Piper: Mm-hm.

Leo: Where's Melody?

Paige: Oh, she's gone.

Leo: Gone? Gone, as in she left?

Piper: Gone as in she got sucked into a big red ring by a warlock named, what was it?

Paige: Devlin.

Piper: Right, Devlin.

Leo: Okay, so what exactly are you doing now?

Phoebe: Basking in the brilliance of our failure.

Piper, Paige: Mm-hm.

Cole: What happened?

Paige: Oh, well, I called for the ring, it came to me, and, uh, we set the Muses free.

Piper: Which was useless because Devlin came and took it right back, so he could capture them all again.

Phoebe: And he took our own Muse and he's gonna use her inspiration to kill us. Aw, the irony.

Leo: Okay, I understand that you guys have been on an inspiration binge and that you are wiped out, but now is not the time to give up.

Cole: He's right. Devlin will be back soon, and stronger than before.

Paige: We have no inspiration to fight him.

Leo: But you don't need it. Alright, Melody just inspired your own passion, creativity and talent. Alright, all you need to do now is find another way to tap into it.

Piper: I say we head for the hills.

Cole: Great idea, it rhymes with gills.

Phoebe: You think that's funny? If you had done what I asked and stayed here, you might have been able to help.

Cole: How? The minute Devlin arrived you would have sent me to my room.

Phoebe: Cole, I wasn't just being a nagging girlfriend. I actually had good reasons for asking you not to go.

Cole: Which were what exactly?

Phoebe: I dunno, to try to keep you alive.

Cole: What, 'cause I'm not capable of defending myself. If that's the way you think, no wonder you don't want to marry me.

Phoebe: I can't believe that's what you think. Is that really what you think?

Cole: What am I supposed to think?

Phoebe: You're supposed to know that I love you and...

Cole: And, and what? I have a hard time believing that any woman who's truly in love would turn down a marriage proposal.

Phoebe: Uh, well, that's how little you know about women. Cole, there's still so much that we don't know about each other. I mean, we don't know the new rules, and we don't know what it means for you to be human, and I don't know..

Cole: That you truly love me.

Phoebe: No, Cole, that's the one thing that I do know.

Cole: Well, then what is the problem?

Phoebe: I don't know how to be a wife. (He kisses her.) But I can't live without you in my life.

(They kiss again.)

Paige: Did she rhyme? I think she just rhymed.

Piper: Mm-hmm.

Leo: This is what I'm talking about. Phoebe's passion for Cole is a natural way to access inspiration.

(Phoebe and Cole stop kissing. Phoebe goes over to Piper and Paige.)

Phoebe: Okay, you guys, we have a warlock to catch. And I know we're beaten, and I know we're tired, but that does not mean we can just lay down and play dead.

Piper: I don't think we're gonna have to play.

Phoebe: Piper, Leo said we can tap into our own inspiration, and I'm feeling it. Now you have to do whatever you have to do to feel it too.

Paige: I dunno, I kinda agree with running for the hills.

Cole: You can't run. Not while Devlin has that ring.

Phoebe: You know, this isn't about saving our own lives, or even Melody's. It's about good verses evil, and wrong verses right, and our job as witches to fight the good fight.

Piper: Dr. Seuss, is that you?

Paige: What if we didn't wait for Devlin to come to us, what if we went to him?

Phoebe: See, now that's the spirit. We're gonna need a new spell and Piper, we're gonna need some more of you potion.

Piper: I have no idea what I put in it.

Leo: Alright, well, Cole and I were there, maybe we can help.

Piper: Leo, please. There were like fifteen thousand herbs on that counter.

Phoebe: Okay, so just start cooking and let that inspire you.

Piper: Now she's Martha Stewart.

Cole: You're pretty young, Piper. Are you really ready to die?

Piper: Oi!

Phoebe: Look, if you can't do it to save Melody, then get inspired to save your own life, for Leo, for me, for Paige. I don't care how you do it, just do it. Because I guarantee you that Devlin's not sitting on his butt waiting for inspiration to strike.

[Scene: Underground. A faction meeting is being held.]

Devlin: We have proven with the loss of our fallen comrades that we cannot take on the witches as individuals, but there is power in numbers my friends, and our plan is inspired. Now are you with me?

Warlocks: Yes.

(Devlin shines a red light on them from the ring.)

Devlin: It's time. Prepare yourselves, and don't be late.

(They all blink out.)

[Cut to the manor. Conservatory. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are making the potion on a small table.]

Cole: This doesn't feel right.

Paige: Well, if anyone has a better idea we're open to it.

Leo: You could try calling for it again.

Phoebe: Oh no, that wouldn't work. He's probably figured out a way to protect the ring by now.

Cole: Alright, let me just think for a minute.

Piper: We don't have a minute. We need the ring back now.

Leo: She's right, with all the Muses afraid to come out of hiding, the world is going uninspired. Which is okay, except that...

Phoebe: Evil is inspired.

Leo: Right, which could throw off the whole balance, giving evil the upper hand.

Cole: I get that, but they've never been to the underworld without me there to protect them.

Piper: We have a potion, we have a vanquishing spell, and we have the element of surprise.

Cole: But what you don't have is any idea where Melody is.

Paige: She's in the ring.

Cole: Which is on the finger of a warlock, who could be anywhere, doing anything with any number of demonic powers. I'm telling you, it just doesn't feel right.

Phoebe: I know.

Cole: Don't go.

Phoebe: Baby, every time you went to the underworld, every time you shimmered out of here, and I had to wonder if I'd ever see you again. It didn't feel right, but you had to go, didn't you?

(She kisses him. They pick up the potions.)

Leo: Be careful.

Phoebe: "Being of creativity..."

Paige: "We call ourselves now to thee..."

Piper: "Your light now darkened in a ring..."

Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Shall feel the Power of Three we bring."

(They disappear.)

[Cut to P3. Forties night is happening. Piper, Phoebe and Paige appear.]

Phoebe: Oh, no, did we get sent back in time again?

Piper: No, Phoebe, we're at P3. I think.

Paige: Oh my god, forties night looks amazing.

Piper: Okay, sisters, focus. We cast a spell to find our Muse, and it landed us not in the Underworld, but in my club.

Paige: So then the spell didn't work.

Phoebe: No, the spell definitely worked.

Paige: Then Melody's here?

Piper: And so is Devlin, and probably his entire faction.

[Cut to Devlin in P3. He is at the bar having a drink.]

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[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Leo and Cole are there. Cole's walking around, while Leo sits on the chair, head resting on his hands.]

Cole: I don't know how you do it. How do you sit by and do nothing while your wife's life is in danger?

Leo: Cole, I get that this is hard for you, but I need you to do me a favour and shut up.

Cole: Excuse me?

Leo: I need to concentrate.

Cole: On the floorboards.

Leo: No, I am listening for a call from the girls so I can be there in case they need me.

Cole: It's a trap.

Leo: What?

Cole: I knew this didn't feel right. Why didn't the warlocks attack again after they got the Muse?

Leo: Evil isn't exactly known for its patience.

Cole: It's because they already failed twice. So Devlin knew he needed numbers. Not too many warlocks are either stupid or brave enough to attack right here in the manor, but plenty can be convinced to lay an ambush.

Leo: Hang on. That's strange.

Cole: What?

Leo: The girls aren't underground, they're at P3.

Cole: They can't use their powers in public.

Leo: I promised.

Cole: You only promised not to orb me underground.

[Cut to P3. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are walking through the crowd.]

Paige: Okay, this looking for them this way is not going to work.

Bev: Oh, Piper.

(Piper gets a fright and drops the potion. It explodes.)

Bev: Love the fireworks.

Piper: Fireworks, yes, fireworks.

Bev: I just wanted to tell you I think the club looks great.

Piper: Bev, you're a genius.

(They walk away.)

Phoebe: Um, how exactly is she a genius?

Piper: The strobe lights. They'll work like the potion but on a grand scale to keep the warlocks from blinking. I'll freeze the innocents, anyone you see still moving, feel free to vanquish them. Alright, here goes nothing.

(She turns off the lights and turns on the strobe lights. She freezes the innocents and hear groans from warlocks. She blows one up. One throws an energy ball at them.)

Paige: Energy ball.

(She orbs out the energy ball and it orbs back in her hand. She throws it back at the warlock, vanquishing him. A warlock tries to drag Melody outside.)

Melody: Help me! Phoebe!

Paige: Melody!

Piper: Wait, wait, wait.

(A warlock hits Paige on the shoulder with a spark.)

Phoebe: You stay here, I'll go get Melody.

Melody: Phoebe!

(Phoebe kicks the warlock.)

Phoebe: Piper! (Piper blows him up. Phoebe goes over to Melody.) Are you okay?

(Piper turns the lights back on.)

Piper: Okay, so who here doesn't want to die?

(The rest of the warlocks blink out.)

Phoebe: Okay, let's get out of here.

(They walk out into the alley. Paige holds onto her shoulder.)

Paige: We still don't have the ring.

Piper: That's okay, we have Melody. We'll get the ring next.

Phoebe: Piper, aren't you forgetting something?

Piper: Oh! They're still frozen aren't they?

(She goes back inside. Melody goes over to Phoebe.)

Phoebe: How are you, are you okay?

Melody: I am now.

(She touches Melody's face and tries to burn her. Leo and Cole come in and knock her out of the way. Phoebe throws the potion. Cole goes over and pulls the ring off her finger. She changes into Devlin and he pushes Cole across the alley. Piper runs out.)

Leo: (to Paige) You okay?

Phoebe: Blow him up! Blow him up!

(Piper tries to blow him up but nothing happens.)

Piper: Oh.

Devlin: I'm too strong for you, witch.

Piper: Well, good thing I brought reinforcements.

Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Evil is a faithful foe, but good does battle best. We witches will, with these words, waste the warlocks evil zest."

(Devlin blows up and is vanquished. Phoebe helps Cole up. She hugs him.)

Phoebe: Thank you for coming.

Cole: Thank you for having me.

(Cole gives Paige the ring and she lets the Muses out.)

Melody: Now that was inspired.

Paige: Here. I think you need to get this back to the good guys.

(She hands Melody the ring.)

Melody: I think it's time I should be going.

Phoebe: Don't be a stranger.

(Phoebe hugs Melody.)

Melody: Oh, I wouldn't dream of it. (She quickly hugs Piper and Paige.) Bye.

Piper, Paige: Bye.

Phoebe: Should we go back into the party?

Paige: Actually, I think I'm inspired to spend an evening at home.

Piper: Hmm.

Leo: Um, aren't you guys forgetting a little something?

(They look at Melody.)

Piper: Oh!

Phoebe: Oh, let's see. "Being of creativity..."

Paige: "Hide yourself now from me..."

Piper: "Your light that shines upon our face..."

Phoebe: "From our vision, now erase."

(She turns invisible.)

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(Forties music is playing all through these scenes.)

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Paige is painting.]

[Cut to the kitchen. Piper and Leo are there having a romantic dinner. They feed each other some food and kiss.]

[Cut to P3. No one is there except Cole and Phoebe. Cole is dressed in a soldiers outfit. Phoebe comes down the stairs dressed in a long white dress with flowers in her hair. They slow dance.]

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