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Necromancing the Stone
Season 5, episode 21
Grams and the Necromancer
Grams is seduced by the Necromancer.
Episode Information
Airdate

May 4, 2003

Written by

Henry Alonso Myers, Alison Schapker and Monica Breen

Directed by

Jon Paré

Production Code

4301109

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Necromancing the Stone is the 21st episode of the fifth season and the 109th overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Necromancing the Stone, go here.

 Piper is preparing for Wyatt's Wiccaning and vanquishes several Demons that could form a possible threat. They did the last one on the list, Then Grams asks if they'd done the Necromancer, he has a past with Grams and has the power to control Spirits. He starts controlling Grams and wants her to call the matriarchs of the Halliwell line, because the magic they possess is strong enough to bring them both back to life.

CastEdit

  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Darryl Morris
  • Wyatt Halliwell
  • The Necromancer
  • Nate Parks
  • Penny Halliwell
  • Jason Dean
  • Skreek
  • Creeper Demon
  • Fairy
  • The Co-Pilot talking to Jason.

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Co-StarsEdit

FeaturingEdit

UncreditedEdit

Magical NotesEdit

Book of ShadowsEdit

Creeper Demons Edit

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Paige casting the Spell.

Although the entry itself is never seen, Piper said she found one in the Book of Shadows. It included a Spell to summon the leader of the Creeper Demons. Paige cast this spell to summon the Creeper Demon to attic in the Manor. The Creeper appeared behind them and Piper vanquished him using the Vanquishing Potion.

Demons who dwell
in slivers of night
Uncloak his shadows
to Witch's sight.
ToSummonTheDeadScan

Book of Shadows Entry

To Summon the Dead Edit

Place five candles in a loose circle on the
floor, light the candles and then Chant:
Hear these words
hear my cry
Spirit from the
other side
Come to me I
summon thee
Cross now the Great Divide.

The Truth Spell Edit

Truth Spell

The entry in the Book of Shadows.

For those who want the
truth revealed,
Opened hearts and secrets
unsealed,
From now until it's
now again,
After which the memory
ends.
Those who now are
in this house,
Will hear the truth
from other's mouths.

The NecromancerEdit

NecromancerPage1

The entry in the Book of Shadows

The Necromancer is not a demon
but the ghost of a demon who was
vanquished. Mostly dwelling in the
spirit realm he has dominion over
the dead, although he has been
known to escape to the land of the
living. He no longer possesses
powers of his own but feeding on
the souls of the magical dead
imbues him with temporary life. The
length of his empowerment depends
on the strength of the Spirit.
Grams' Notes:
favorite dinner: lamb chops with mint jelly
Enjoys Clark Gable pictures
Enjoys Luxuries of LIFE!
Willing to do anything to live!!
A user and a liar
BanishaGhost1

The first part of the entry (left) in the Book of Shadows.

To Vanquish a Ghost and Return Him to His Rest Edit

to fight the evil spirit on the astral
plane it is necessary to join him
in death.
mix the following:
a pinch of oleander
a pinch of jimsonweed
a pinch of bloodroot
a pinch of hollyhock seeds
VanquishGhostReturnToHisRest 2

The second part of the entry (right) in the Book of Shadows.

grind to a fine powder and
take with the juice of
cranberries...
after battle is joined,
chant the following
"ashes to ashes
spirit to spirit
take his soul,
banish this evil."
continue chanting without ceasing
until the evil spirit disintegrates.
this spell must only be
attempted with a partner.
after not more than four minutes
the dead one must be awakened,
lest she too becomes
a spirit in fact.

To Call the Halliwell Matriarchs Edit

CallHalliwellMatriarchsBook

The entry in the Book of Shadows.

I call forth from space and time
Matriarchs of the Halliwell Line
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends
Our family spirit without end.
To gather now, in this sacred place
and help us bring this child to grace.
Note:
  • The spell in the Book of Shadows is incorrect. The first two lines are right but then the spell continues with the truth spell. This discrepancy between what is written and what is recited is presumably due to a producer/writer's change in script after the page in the Book was painted.
  • The spell reads thus:
I call forth from space and time
Matriarchs from the Halliwell line
For those who want the truth revealed
Opened hearts and secrets unsealed
From now until it's now again
After which the memory ends.

PotionsEdit

  • There is a potion to vanquish the Creeper Demon.
  • Grams knows of a potion Dragon root, eel skin, blood wart to banish the Necromancer back to the Spirit Realm.

PowersEdit

  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
  • Corporealization: Grams became corporeal when she left the circle of candles for the summoning spell.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Skreek.
  • Manifestation: Used by the Necromancer to appear in Spirit form and have all his powers.
  • Flight: Used by the Fairy to fly.
  • Spirit Absorption: Used by the Necromancer to absorb Spirits, in order to make himself corporeal.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Grams to attack the Necromancer.
  • Light Darts: Used by Skreek to attack Piper and Phoebe.
  • Spirit Dominion: Used by the Necromancer to control Grams' spirit.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up Skreek.
  • Smoke-Fading: Type of Teleportation used by the Necromancer.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Grams becomes corporeal.
  • Skreek fading in.
  • The Necromancer uses Manifestation.
  • The Fairy flying.
  • The Necromancer absorbs the Fairy Queen's Spirit.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Grams attacks the Necromancer using Telekinesis.
  • Skreek fading in.
  • Skreek throws a Light Dart at Piper.
  • Phoebe dodges Skreek's Light Dart.
  • The Necromancer controls Grams' Spirit and brings her to him.
  • Piper blows up Skreek.
  • The Necromancer smoke-fading out with Grams.
  • The Necromancer orders Grams to awake.
  • Grams is forced by the Necromancer to not use her power.
  • The Necromancer makes Grams feel pain.
  • Grams is forced by the Necromancer to feel pain.
  • The Necromancer smoke-fading in.

BeingsEdit

Magical BeingsEdit

  • The Necromancer - A past lover of Grams and a ghost of a Demon. He has the power to absorb Spirits and control them. He wanted to use the Halliwell matriarchs to be resurrected for good.
  • Skreek - The Necromancer's Minion. He resurrected the Necromancer after he was sent to the spirt kingdom by a potion.
  • Creeper Demons - Piper and Paige vanquished them because they could've been a threat whilst performing Wyatt's Wiccaning.
  • Fairy - Skreek captured her and after she died, the Necromancer absorbed her Spirit.

MortalsEdit

  • Nate Parks - Paige's boyfriend. Paige cast the Truth Spell on him to see if he could handle her being a Witch, but under the influence of the Spell, he told her that he was married and had kids. After he told her, she broke up with him.
  • Jason Dean - Phoebe's boyfriend and boss. He asked Phoebe to go back with him to Hong Kong, to live there for 6 months or more.

Notes and TriviaEdit

Charmed 5x2100:22

Charmed 5x21

Necromancing the Stone WB Trailer

Charmed Promo season 5 ep. 21 - Necromancing the Stone

The WB episode promo

  • In this episode, it's shown that Grams was also romantically involved with a Demon and wrote facts about him in the Book of Shadows. Phoebe did the same thing with Cole in Look Who's Barking.
  • The Trailer and the Promo do not mention the Necromancer or Wyatt's Wiccaning.
  • The episode's title refers to the movie Romancing the Stone (1984).
  • A still from this episode would be used again as inspiration for the front cover of No Rest for the Wicca.
  • This is the first Wiccaning that Grams is shown to perform. She will also perform Chris' Wiccaning in Cheaper by the Coven.
  • This is the first episode that Jason & Kristopher Simmons portray Wyatt Halliwell.
  • The Truth Spell used in this episode is different then the truth spell used before. Previously, any question the Charmed Ones asked would be answered truthfully and they had to answer questions honestly too. In this episode Nate is unable to lie, but nobody else seems to be affected.
  • Paige castes a truth spell on her boyfriend to find out whether he could handle the secret of her being a witch. Similarly, Prue did the same thing on her (then) boyfriend Andy Trudeau.
  • It is said in this episode that Grams' romance with the Necromancer is the reason she gave up on love and began hating men. However, that is contradicted in part in "Witchstock", where it is said that Grams gave up on love and became bitter after the death of her first husband Allen
  • When Grams uses telekinesis in this episode, it is accompanied by the same sound effect that used whenever Prue used telekinesis.
  • This episode scored 5.0 million viewers.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Le Nécromancien (The Necromancer)
  • Czech: Velká láska Penny Halliwellové (Big Love of Penny Halliwell)
  • Slovak: Oživiť kameň (Revive the Stone)
  • Russian: Roman s Necromantom (Romance with Necromancer)
  • Serbian: Prizivač duhova (The Necromancer)
  • Spanish (Spain): Nigromancia en el más allá (Necromance in the Afterlife)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Embrujando la piedra (Bewitching the Stone)
  • German: Hexentaufe (Witch Baptism)
  • Italian: Un amore passato (A Love Past)
  • Hungarian: Nekromantika (Necromantic)

Photo GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

ScreencapsEdit

Quotes Edit

Paige: (after Nate said he has a wife) Excuse me?
Nate: Did I say wife?
Paige: You're married? You never told me you were married!

Grams: Oh I'm sorry, I'm just too excited. How are you my dear?
(she hugs Piper)
Piper: Excited too.

Piper: Okay and now she's dead!
Paige: You sound so happy about that.


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