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P3 H2O is the 8th episode of the second season and the 30th overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of P3 H2O, go here.

The Halliwell sisters face the truth about their mother’s death over two decades before when they revisit the long-closed summer camp and lake where she mysteriously drowned. Prue witnesses one present-day violent drowning and meets Sam. Later Prue, Piper and Phoebe witness another violent drowning and they all meet Sam: a homeless man who they find out was once their mother’s Whitelighter. To save the young campers, who are returning to the newly opened camp, Prue must face her greatest fear and follow in her mother’s fatal footsteps to destroy a watery demon. Meanwhile, Leo and Piper learn that they aren’t the first Whitelighter and witch to fall in love. As Prue goes to vanquish this watery demon, she freezes up, causing Sam, Piper and Phoebe to come to her rescue. Sam sacrifices himself (he lets electricity pass through him, while the demon inhabits him, suffering electrocution to separate the water molecules that constitute the demon) to save Prue.

Cast Edit

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Co-StarringEdit

UncreditedEdit

Magical Notes Edit

PotionsEdit

  • Sam used memory dust on Charmed Ones and Phoebe used memory dust on children on camp.

PowersEdit

  • Hydrokinesis: Used by the Water Demon to make the water bubble and to make the canoe guy fall out of it.
  • Possession: Used by the Water Demon to possess the canoe guy and Mrs. Johnson.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Dan and Leo. In Phoebe's Premonition, Patty froze Sam.
  • Literary Manipulation: Used by Leo to rapidly search for information in the Book.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see her mother's last moment.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to turn on the electricity and then turn it off.

Notes and TriviaEdit

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Charmed 2x08

  • Darryl does not appear in this episode.
  • This is the first time we are introduced to Sam, and his ties to the Charmed Ones and Patty. A deeper revelation concerning this connection will be revealed two years later during the events of "Charmed Again, Parts 1 & 2"—as Shannen Doherty left the show and the writers created Paige Matthews, the daughter of Patty and Sam.
  • Dan mentions that Jenny is still around, though she does not appear.
  • This is the first time Piper orbs with Leo.
  • Sam dies in this episode and reunites with Patty in the afterlife. However, he is made a whitelighter again some time before the episode "Sam, I Am", where he had abandoned his duties and finally meets his daughter, Paige.
  • The circumstances around Patty's death are revealed in this episode.
  • Prue and Piper went to Camp Skylark the summer their mother died, making Prue eight years old and Piper five years old. Phoebe was only three and too young to go.
  • Prue claims that it seems her mother's history is repeating itself with her, and since she is a witch, it is a very real possibility that she will die young. She will die about two years later, and is also killed by an elemental demon.
  • Prue channels her power through her eyes again in this episode. She does this when switching the power off. Interestingly, she does not need to squint or focus her eyes and does it on instinct.
  • The music that played in the background during Sam's death was replayed again in Sam, I Am and Forever Charmed.
  • This episode scored 5.7 million viewers.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The title of the episode is a combination of P3 and H2O, the chemical formula for water. It is also possibly a reference to the movie "Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later" (1998).
  • When the girls go to find Sam in the garage Phoebe says "be vewy vewy quiet, we're hunting demons" is a reference to Elmer Fudd and the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show...Elmer Fudd is know for saying "be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits"

GlitchesEdit

  • Prue's hair varied between wet and dry during and after the vanquishing scene.
  • When Prue and Phoebe drive up to the lake in her black Mazda Miata, a cameraman and boom mic are reflected in the driver's side door as they move up to get the shot of the girls inside the car.
  • When Piper and Phoebe run to the dock, Piper enters first but when she freezes Leo, Phoebe is ahead.

Continuity ErrorsEdit

MusicEdit

"I Love You" by Sarah McLachlan
"Angels Would Fall" by Melissa Etheridge

GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

QuotesEdit

(Piper's on the phone talking to Dan. She runs down the stairs into the kitchen. Phoebe's there reading the paper. Piper sits down at the table and pours cereal into a bowl.)
Piper: Pouring.
(Cut to Dan. He's eating Froot Loops.)
Dan: Uh, chewing.
(Cut back to Piper.)
Piper: I can't believe you eat that stuff.
Phoebe: You guys are killing me with cuteness over here.
Piper: (to Phoebe) Don't you have somewhere to be, somewhere very far away. (Phoebe moves closer.)
Dan: What do you say tomorrow, when Jenny's at school, we have breakfast for real?
Piper: I'll take what I can get.
Phoebe: Nausea. (Prue walks in.) Prue, what are you doing home? You told Piper that you were heading into the office.
Prue: Yeah, things changed.
Piper: Uh, Dan, I have to call you back, okay.
Dan: Okay. (She hangs up.)

(Piper finds a certificate.)
Piper: "New York teacher of the year, Sam Wilder." In 1872?
Phoebe: Okay, so this guy is either 127 years old or…
Piper: A demon.
Prue: Named Sam? A demon named Sam? I mean, can’t it be his grandfather’s certificate? After all, he did save me. (Piper opens a drawer and finds some letters.)
Piper: What are these? I found... (Leo orbs in and scares Piper.) Whoa! Leo, hi, what are you doing here?
Leo: Come on, we gotta get outta here. Sam could be back at any minute.
Prue: Wait, you know Sam?
Leo: Come on, we gotta…
Prue: We are not going anywhere until you tell us what you know. Who is Sam?
Leo: Sam was your mum’s Whitelighter.

(The doorbell rings. Piper answers the door. Dan’s standing there holding a tray with bowls of cereal on it. Piper looks confused.)
Dan: You don’t look hungry, you look confused, and you’re contagious.
Piper: Dan, what are you…?
Dan: Breakfast. Me, you, here, remember?
Piper: Uh, everything’s a little hazy this morning.
Dan: Well, is there anything I can do?
(Leo orbs in behind the door.)
Piper: You can hold that thought. (She freezes him and closes the door.)
Leo: What are you doing here?
Piper: What are you doing here? I live here. What, are you checking up on me and Dan? I thought we talked about this.
Leo: It has nothing to do with him. Why aren’t you up at the lake?

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Le mystère du lac (The Mystery of the Lake)
  • Polish: P3 20 lat później (P3 20 Years Later)
  • Czech: P3 H2O
  • Slovak: Patty a Sam (Patty and Sam)
  • Italian: L'amore di Sam (Sam's Love)
  • Spanish (Spain): P3H20
  • Spanish (Latin America): Hidrofobia (Aquaphobia)
  • Hungarian: A múlt ismétli önmagát (The Past's Repeating Itself)
  • Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil): P3 H2O
  • Russian: Сёстры и вода [Sjostry i voda] (The Sisters and Water)
  • Russian: С3 + H20 [S3 + H2O] (Sisters-3 Plus Water)
  • Finnish: Veden varassa (Afloat)
  • German: Der Schrecken der Tiefe (approx.: The Horror out of the Depth)
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They're Everywhere
Next Episode:
Ms. Hellfire
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Comics: Season 9 - 10

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