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Written by: Chris Levinson and Zack Estrin

Season 2, Episode 08

[Scene: Camp Skylark. Prue is standing there looking out at the lake. She starts remembering about her mother's death.]

[In the flashback: It's at Camp Skylark. You hear sirens. There's police cars and an ambulance there. You see Patty lying on the dock in a body bag with three people kneeled down next to her.

Medic: Third drowning this year.

Policeman: Anyone see it happen?

Some guy: Is that her little girl? Get her away from here. We don't want her to see her mum like this.

(You see little Prue standing on the dock.)

Little Prue: Mummy!

(A guy runs up to her.)

Guy: Are you Prue? Your Grams said we'd find you. Why don't you come back inside with me, okay?

(They guy picks her up and carries her off the dock.)

Little Prue: Mummy! Mummy!]

[The flashback finishes. Tears are running down Prue's face. Her phone rings and she answers it.]

Prue: Hello?

Piper: Prue, are you still on the road?

Prue: Oh, yeah, traffic's insane.

Piper: Some guy called from Bucklands. I thought you'd be back from the estate sale already. I was just calling to see if you and my car were okay.

Prue: Yeah, we're fine.

(The phone beeps.)

Piper: Oh, that's um, that's probably Dan.

Prue: You know, he does live like twenty feet away. You guys could get walkie talkies, two cans, a string.

Piper: Point taken, mum.

Prue: Um, alright, go talk to your boy, I'll see you later.

(Prue hangs up. She starts walking towards the dock. She stands on the edge of it. She sees a guy in a canoe and the water starts bubbling next to it. He falls out and Prue runs along the edge of the water. The guy tries to get out of the water but can't. Another guy runs up to Prue.)

Man: No, it's too late. It's already taken him.

Prue: Just call 911.

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. 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.)

Prue: Okay, I saw something or someone drown and it was anything but natural.

Piper: On the freeway?

Prue: No, up at the lake.

Phoebe: Oh, wait a minute. The lake as in the lake, where mum was killed?

Piper: You said you were stuck in traffic.

Prue: Yeah, I was after the lake. I just go there sometimes to think.

Phoebe: You never told us that.

(They walk past the dining room and up the stairs.)

Prue: Because I didn’t want to make a big deal about it. Anyway, this isn’t about mum, alright. I saw someone get pulled under, I tried to help him but this man stopped me and said "Its already taken him."

Piper: Do you think he knows what happened?

Prue: Could. (They walk in Prue’s room.) Which means I need to get to Bucklands to drop stuff off and get back to that lake.

Phoebe: Wait a minute, Prue, aren’t you kind of missing the point? How can you think that what ever you saw didn't have something to do with how mum died?

Prue: Look, we need to stop worrying about the past and start dealing with the present. They’re re-opening camp.

Phoebe: I thought they closed it the summer that mum…

Prue: Exactly. And no one has been allowed in the lake since and if there’s something in it, killing, then the last thing we need is a lake full of kids.

Phoebe: Well, how do we find the guy that stopped you?

Piper: What about the woman who used to run the camp? Mrs. Johnson. If she’s still up there, she’ll probably know who he is.

Prue: She’s still there, same cabin.

Phoebe: I guess you go up there to think a lot.

Prue: I’ll meet you guys up at the lake. I should be there in an hour. (She leaves.)

Phoebe: Do you really think the things she saw has nothing to do with how mum died?

Piper: Nope. You?

Phoebe: Not a chance.

[Scene: Bucklands. Prue walks in her office and Jack’s sitting at her desk.]

Prue: What are you doing here?

Jack: Pondering the possibilities.

Prue: Of?

Jack: Redecoration. Where’s your flair in this place? Panache? The Prue?

Prue: What? Well, I don’t think that’s any of your business, Jack. Now, if you don’t mind, I have a lot of work to do, so perhaps you could go annoy somebody down the hall.

Jack: Actually already did. Signed the dotted line, they sent me to my office.

Prue: Your office?

Jack: Well, it’s only temporarily of course until mine is ready.

Prue: Wait, you think that you’re working here?

Jack: Well, you said we couldn’t date and work together so since you won't date me, one out of the two will have to do.

(She notices him wearing tight red shorts.)

Prue: And you consider that proper work attire?

Jack: Hey, if you can get away with wearing that, I can certainly get away with wearing this. And no wonder no one gets any work done around here, you look wooow!

Prue: Flattery will get you nowhere.

Jack: Well, got me this job.

Prue: Okay, look, I have to go take care of some personal things, so until I get back let’s just employ a hands off policy, meaning don’t touch anything.

Jack: Tell you what. Take your time, I’ll sit back here and make myself comfy. (He leans back in the chair and falls backwards on the floor.)

Prue: Really nice form, but the dismount could use a little work.

Jack: Meant to do that.

(She leaves.)

[Scene: The lake. Mrs. Johnson’s place. Phoebe’s looking at a photo and Mrs. Johnson brings in some cookies.]

Mrs. Johnson: Well, I’m finding it hard to believe enough times gone by for you to of grown up so much. Here. (She hands Piper the plate of cookies.)

Phoebe: Aww, look at little Prue. Nice pigtails Piper. (She laughs.)

Piper: Not fair.

Phoebe: No, what’s not fair is that I never got to go to camp with you guys.

(She grabs the plate off Piper and starts eating a cookie.)

Piper: Um, we heard you were thinking of opening up the camp again.

Mrs. Johnson: Oh, was. I thought it was over and then today another drowning. I can’t ask the campers to go swimming in the lake when…

Piper: Um, we were wondering if you might help us with something. Prue was up here the other day and she mentioned a man, um, older, a bit off.

Phoebe: I think the word that she used was crazy.

Piper: We were wondering if you might know who he is.

Mrs. Johnson: Oh, Sam. Only one it could be. The man’s not wired together properly. He showed up when the drownings started. He just stayed here, no friends, no life of his own. You know, with someone like that, you have to wonder what he’s capable of. (Piper and Phoebe look at each other.

[Cut to outside. Prue pulls up in Piper’s car. She gets out and stares out at the lake. Piper, Phoebe and Mrs. Johnson walk up to her.]

Piper: Mrs. J., you remember my sister, Prue.

Mrs. Johnson: Oh, Prue, of course I do. It’s good to see you. (They hug.) Wow! You’re looking more and more like your mother everyday.

Prue: Um, actually it’s Piper who resembles her the most.

(There’s an awkward silence.)

Phoebe: People see a little of her in each of us, I think.

Mrs. Johnson: Of course. Will you come see me again? The old broad gets lonely up here. I love to see my campers.

Piper: Sure.

Mrs. Johnson: Bye.

Piper: Bye.

Phoebe: Bye. Thank you.

Prue: Bye.

(She goes back up to her house.)

Piper She’s not opening the camp, Prue.

Prue: Really, so that means it’s just between us and whatever’s hiding in that lake. Any word on that crazy guy?

Phoebe: His name is Sam and he lives right… (Prue’s phone rings. She answers it.)

Prue: Hello, this is Prue.

Jack: Hey, how’s my favourite auctionette?

Prue: Fine, how’s my favourite auction-ass?

Jack: Ooh, nice one. Hey, listen, I just wanted to let you know that since you’re not here, I’m gonna take your twelve o’clock lunch with Mr. Fugimotto.

Prue: Ah, no, no, no. Wait, Mr. Fugimotto is very particular.

Jack: Prue, would your relax. I will take great care of your client okay. Later. (He hangs up.)

Prue: I just can not figure out what this guy’s deal is.

Piper: That’s funny, we were just gonna ask you the same thing.

Prue: Excuse me?

Phoebe: Every time someone compares you to mum you flinch. It’s a compliment, not a curse.

Prue: Is it? Because every single day, I feel like I’m becoming more and more like her and everyday it terrifies me.

Piper: Prue.

Prue: I mean, don’t you guys see it? Look at what happened to her and then look what’s happening to me. No successful relationship with guys, being responsible for a family, now because of being this charmed thing, the very real possibility of dying young, it’s like history is repeating itself.

Piper: Prue, that's all just...

Prue: Coincidence? I thought that we had figured out that nothing is a coincidence in our lives. Like me being here when that thing attacked, it’s like I was meant to be here.

Piper: Well, you’re not exactly meant to be here when you’re here every week.

Prue: Alright, look, I just wanna find this Sam guy, see what he knows about the demon, vanquish it and get on with our lives.

[Scene: Later on at the entrance to the camp. Mrs. Johnson is taking down a "Welcome Campers" sign. She hears a boat hitting the dock. She walks on the dock, and over to the boat. She notices it’s not tied up and kneels down to tie it up. The water starts bubbling and a man jumps out of the water, grabs Mrs. Johnson and he jumps back in the water.]

[Cut to Sam’s place. Prue, Piper and Phoebe enter.]

Phoebe: Sam? Be vewy, vewy quiet. We’re hunting demons.

Piper: I guess he’s not home.

(Prue looks through some sheets of paper and finds a picture of their mother.)

Prue: Oh my.

Piper: What? What is it?

Prue: What is he doing with a picture of her?

Piper: Who is this guy?

Phoebe: Or what?

(Prue finds some newspapers.)

Prue: Okay, he has articles on every single drowning at the lake.

(Piper finds a certificate.)

Piper: "New York teacher of the year, Sam Wylder." 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.

Commercial Break

[Scene: The lake.]

Piper: Sam was mum’s whitelighter?

Leo: Emphasis on was. When your mum died, Sam clipped his wings. He’s mortal now, but once, yeah he was a whitelighter. He looked after your mother.

Phoebe: Then he lost our mum.

Leo: To the same demon you’re fighting now.

Piper: And you knew? This whole time he’s been living up here while…

Leo: I couldn’t tell you. And what would it change? It would only distract you, maybe even gotten you killed. I mean, you guys were gonna have to face this thing sooner or later. And I’m here to make sure you do it with a clear head. Emotions will get the best of you if you let them.

Piper: Well, can you really blame us?

Phoebe: Leo, he let our mother die.

Prue: Leo’s right, this isn’t about mum and it’s not about Sam for that matter. It’s about a demon who’s waiting until tomorrow for brunch to be served.

Piper: Mrs. J’s not opening the camp.

Prue: That doesn’t end it, it just stalls it.

Leo: You guys are behind and need to catch up. Book of Shadows, get a working knowledge of this demon before you face him.

Phoebe: Hmmm, said like an unfeeling professional. This is personal for us, Leo.

Piper: Leo doesn’t do personal anymore, he just does his job.

Leo: Now that I’ve done it, I guess there’s no reason for me to hang around.

(Leo orbs out.)

Phoebe: Okay, he’s gone. Now you can explain.

Prue: Explain what?

Phoebe: Why you’re acting like all of this doesn’t phase you, Prue. We are talking about how our mother was killed.

(They hear Mrs. Johnson screaming for help.)

Piper: Is that Mrs. Johnson?

(Piper and Phoebe run on to the dock. Prue stands on the edge.)

Phoebe: Your hand, give me your hand! Prue, what are you doing? We need you. (Prue starts thinking about the day her mother died and when she’s in the bodybag.)

Sam: Get off the dock! It’s her! It’s taken her over!

(Mrs. Johnson goes under the water.)

Phoebe: Oh my God

Sam: Get off the dock now! (Water squirts up in the air and they run off the dock.) Why didn’t you listen to me? I told you to stay away from the lake. It only kills in the water. Why didn’t you listen to me? Nobody ever listens.

Prue: We know who you are.

Sam: You shouldn’t listen to people in town, they’ll just tell you I’m crazy but I’m not.

Piper: We know you worked with our mother.

Phoebe: And lost her.

Sam: I knew you’d come. I knew it. And then when I saw you (Prue) it’s in your eyes, your mother.

Phoebe: You have no right talking about her. You lost that right when you lost her. Why are we dealing with him?

Piper: Because we need to know what he knows. Sam, you have to tell us about the demon.

Sam: No, no, you can’t fight this thing. It’s under water but it has a … it-it thinks. You never know where it’s gonna be, who it’s gonna be. Sometimes it takes over its victim’s bodies to lure you to the water. Sometimes it doesn’t. Leave now, please! Forget you ever came here. Forget you ever knew.

Prue: How can we do that? I mean, it’s out there killing. We can’t just walk away.

Sam: You really wanna know what I know? I know you’re not strong enough or well versed enough in your powers to take this thing on. (to Piper) I know that you have the same power as your mother. The power to freeze. And you know what happened when she tried to use it. (to Prue) And I know you'll let your emotions get in the way, you'll lose focus and you’ll lose your life. That’s what I know.

Prue: Well, you obviously don’t know us that well because we’re not leaving.

Sam: Strong, willful, just like Patty.

Prue: I’m nothing like my mother.

Sam: But you’re here. Just like she was.

Prue: But we’ll beat it. Now, you have one choice. You can either get on board or get the hell out of the way.

Sam: The power of three. Okay, okay. If you’re gonna do this then you’re gonna need me to help you.

Phoebe: Alright, enough of this. How do we kill it?

Sam: You don’t. (He blows magical dust at them.) Now, you’re gonna go home and you’re gonna go directly to bed. Then when you wake up tomorrow you will not remember coming to the lake, or discovering the demon, or meeting me. I can’t let it happen again.

[Scene: Manor. It’s morning. Prue, Piper and Phoebe walk out of their rooms.]

Prue: I fell asleep, woke up, and suddenly it’s Thursday.

Phoebe: I don’t feel so good.

(Piper’s scratching her arms.)

Prue: Oh! What’s that?

Piper: I don’t know. I itch everywhere.

Phoebe: It looks like the time Prue got poison ivy.

Piper: But Prue got poison ivy at camp and…

(The doorbell rings.)

[Cut to downstairs. 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?

(Prue and Phoebe walk in the foyer.)

Phoebe: What lake?

Leo: Look, nobody has shut down the camp, so the kids are on their way there now. (Prue, Piper and Phoebe look confused.) He did it didn’t he?

Prue: Did what?

Phoebe: Who did what? Who is he?

Leo: Sam, used a power, sort of like a supernatural mickey. He must of gotten it from…

Prue: Mum.

Leo: Good, it’s fading. Now, concentrate. It’s sort of like remembering a dream. Okay, the lake, the kids, the demon, Sam.

Piper: Sam? Why would he do this to us?

Leo: To keep history from repeating itself.

Piper: Oh, just a sec, you guys scoot. Go, go, go. (Prue and Phoebe walk in the living room. Piper opens the door. Dan unfreezes.) Dan, I know we were supposed to do this this morning, but I’m really not feeling up to it.

Dan: Well, I’ll cook while you scratch.

Piper: I can’t, there’s just some stuff, family stuff going on.

Dan: Say no more. I completely understand.

Piper: I’d kiss you but…

Dan: But you’re contagious. Tomorrow. I’m just glad you can tell me things.

Piper: Well, I feel like I can tell you anything. (Dan leaves. Piper closes the door.) Except that there’s a demon.

Leo: And that you’re a witch. (Piper looks at him.) Sorry, that was…

Piper: The truth.

(Prue and Phoebe come back in.)

Phoebe: We should go get dressed.

Prue: The only place you will be going, contagious girl, is back to bed.

Piper: But…

Prue: But nothing. You just look in the Book of Shadows for this things Achilles heel.

Piper: But what if there isn’t one?

Phoebe: Then we’re screwed.

Commercial Break

[Scene: The lake. Prue and Phoebe pull up in the car. They get out.]

Phoebe: How are we doing in the plan part?

Prue: I think that I just got one.

Phoebe: I love when you take charge.

Prue: Okay, you know that powder that Sam used on us? Maybe we should use it on the kids. Make them temporarily forget that they want to go in the water.

Phoebe: And that’ll keep them safe until we find out how to dehydrate this bastard.

Prue: Perfect.

Phoebe: Oh! (They see the kids playing near the water.) Pre-pubescent demon food.

Prue: Okay, go keep them out of the water. Tell them anything. I’ll deal with Sam.

(Phoebe runs over to them.)

[Cut to Sam’s place. Prue enters. Sam’s sharpening an axe.]

Sam: I knew I should’ve given you a stronger dose.

Prue: Not only did you put my sisters and me in danger but you risked innocents lives. How could you?

Sam: I did what I had to do to protect you and your sisters.

Prue: Not that. This. All these years. How could you just sit here and watch them die? People that you were meant to protect.

Sam: Well, in case you didn’t get the memo, I’m not one of the good guys anymore.

Prue: Part of you is. Part of you always will be.

Sam: I’ve done nothing but make your life difficult. What makes you so sure?

Prue: Because you saved me. You still have Whitelighter instincts Sam. You may have clipped your wings but this still gets you, it matters.

Sam: What matters most was taken from me twenty years ago.

Prue: Then we have something in common.

Sam: You think I choose to stay here, to watch? That, that I’d get my kicks this way? I’ve been waiting for you.

Prue: Why?

Sam: I knew you'd come, and I had to be here to stop you. To, to save you.

Prue: Because you couldn’t save mum. Sam, I need the powder and then I’m gonna need for you to tell me how mum was gonna vanquish this thing. If you’re gonna defeat your demon, Sam, then you’re gonna have to help us defeat the one out there. We need your help.

(Sam opens a drawer and gets out the powder.)

Sam: I’ll try to face mine. The question is can you face yours?

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Leo’s got his hands above the Book of Shadows and the pages are flipping by themselves. He gives up and Piper enters carrying a washing basket.]

Leo: I can’t find anything.

Piper: Well, then you don’t have to stay with me. Looks of sympathy are not part of your job description.

Leo: No.

Piper: Um, why didn’t your healing touch work? I mean, what, you can save a life but you can’t cure poison ivy?

Leo: It’s not really up to me. I can only heal when they allow me to, when I’m meant to.

Piper: Well, why weren’t you meant to help me? Why wouldn’t I be meant to help my sisters?

Leo: There’s always a reason. Maybe you’re meant to be here.

(Piper searches through the washing and finds some letters.)

Piper: Dear Sam? Leo.

Leo: What is it?

Piper: Letters that my mum wrote to Sam. I must’ve forgotten about them because of the powder. "Dear Sam, Where are you? It’s been two weeks since you were last here and I wonder are you alright. Do they have you off guiding someone? And I wonder when they will send you back to San Francisco. To me.

Leo: Is this a…

Piper: A love letter?

[Scene: The lake. Phoebe and the kids are in some room.]

Phoebe: Okay, how about Red Rover?

Kids: Boo!!

Phoebe: Alright, alright, how about Thumbs Up, Seven Up?

Kids: Boo!!

Phoebe: Ooh, ooh! Lanyards.

Kid #1: This sucks. We wanna go swimming

Kids: Yeah!!

(Prue enters.)

Prue: Oh, shh, shh.

(They stop cheering.)

Phoebe: Oh, you know, I could’ve done that. Did you get the powder?

Prue: Oh, I got rather more. (Sam enters.)

Phoebe: Your didn’t have to bring him.

Prue: Yes I did.

(Prue’s phone rings.)

Phoebe: Okay, you go deal with that, I’ll take care of this.

Prue: Okay. (She walks outside and answers it.) Piper.

Jack: Piper? I hardly know her.

Prue: Jack, I’m sort of in the middle of something.

Jack: Yada, yada, yada. Look, I’m gonna conference Mr. Fugimotto about the carousel horse okay. Hold on.

Prue: Uh, no, no, no, wait.

Mr. Fugimotto: Hello?

Prue: Mr. Fugimotto, hi.

Mr. Fugimotto: Miss Halliwell, have you seen it?

Prue: I’m looking at the object right now.

Mr. Fujimotto: How is it?

Prue: Um, well, yeah, you can tell by the jewel choker that it’s an original carousel horse from the 1939 World Fair in New York City and…

Jack: Oh, and Mr. Fugimotto, there’s another thing you should probably know about the piece. (He starts talking in Japanese. Then Mr. Fujimotto talks in Japanese.) Okay, good. I’ll have the paperwork sent over today. Alright, bye.

Prue: So, who are you crediting as the sales agent, Jack?

Jack: Prue, do you not trust me?

(Prue hangs up.)

[Cut to inside. Phoebe blows the powder on to the kids.]

Phoebe: Okay, now remember kids, on your way to bed, water bad, land good, water bad, land good.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Piper and Leo are sitting in the cane chairs. They're reading the letters.]

Piper: "Sam, yes you were clear. My eyes were open to the difficulties, the risks, but my answer is the same as it was when you were still here with me. No one understands me the way you do, no one can."

Leo: "What I wouldn’t do for what other people consider ordinary. A conversation that gets finished, a night spent uninterrupted. A night with you."

Piper: It’s like I could’ve written these.

Leo: I wish you had.

Piper: What would it have changed? Looks like this one is about our water demon. "You can’t be with me up at the lake. This demon is too strong and I can’t risk losing you, not for myself or the others you protect. They must as always come first. You know I’d never face this demon if I didn’t think I’d be home in time for dinner to see my girls, to see you." She never came home. When did this happen? Where was dad?

Leo: Your sisters need to know about Sam, your mum, Piper.

Piper: And if this demon is as strong as she thought, then they’re going to need me but how do we get there in time to… Can you? I mean, is that breaking the rules?

Leo: What rules haven’t we already broken? I’ll have to hold you.

(Leo holds Piper and they orb out.)

[Cut to the lake.]

Prue: It’s time Sam. We need to know. How was mum gonna vanquish it?

Sam: I don’t know. I failed, I lost her, isn’t that enough?

(Leo and Piper appear.)

Piper: Whoa, that felt really…alright, oh, laying down now. (She sits down on a chair.)

Prue: What are you doing here?

Piper: He loved her.

Prue: What? Who loved who? What is she talking about?

Leo: Sam. Found the letters, Sam.

Sam: Patty and I…

Piper: Fell in love.

Leo: In the letters she told you to stay away. Not to go to the lake.

Sam: But I did. I wouldn’t have for anyone else. But I should’ve followed the rules, not fallen in love. I never would’ve been there. I never would’ve distracted her and she never would’ve died.

Phoebe: You loved her and you blame yourself.

Sam: Do you blame me? Everyday I wake up and for just a second, just a second I think maybe it didn’t happen. Yes I blame myself.

Prue: We have to see past our emotions to deal with this, Sam. So do you.

Sam: Even so, it doesn’t change the fact that I didn’t see it happen. I tried to warn her and she froze me.

Leo: Why?

Piper: Because she was trying to protect him.

Sam: Protecting was supposed to be my job. I couldn’t help her, I don’t know how I can help you, I didn’t see what happened.

Prue: I know somebody who can see anything.

Phoebe: Oh, no. Wait a minute. You tiptoe around the subject of mum, you deny looking like her, you can’t even go to the end of that dock because you’re afraid to walk in her footsteps and now you want me to relive her last moments? How is that fair?

Prue: It’s not. None of this is. Mum’s death, Sam’s guilt. But I’m asking you to help me end it.

(Phoebe walks over and holds Sam’s hands. She has a premonition. In the premonition: Patty’s on the dock. She grabs a power cable. Sam comes running towards her.)

Sam: Patty, look out!

(Patty freezes him. The water demon raises up and a whole heap of water falls on top of her. The premonition ends and Phoebe starts coughing.)

Piper: Did you see her?

Phoebe: It entered her and it drowned her from the inside.

Prue: Phoebe, in your vision, what was mum doing?

Phoebe: She was using something on the dock. Some... a wire?

Leo: Power cable?

Piper: Makes sense. Electricity is the only thing that separates water particles.

Phoebe: So, what do we do differently?

Prue: Maybe nothing. Sam, would mum’s plan have worked if she had finished it?

Sam: Absolutely.

Piper: But you said her power, my power, doesn't work against this demon.

Phoebe: So that’s it. We use mum’s plan with one difference. The witch at the end of the dock is not gonna be the one with the power to freeze.

Prue: It’s gonna be me.

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[Scene: The lake.]

Piper: Are you ready?

Prue: Yeah.

Sam: You don’t have to do this.

Prue: Yes, I do.

Phoebe: Just focus on the demon, not what this is about.

Prue: Right.

Sam: Forgot how good this feels.

(She starts walking to the dock.)

Leo: Really? How’s it feel to be mortal?

Sam: Why would you want to know? (Prue’s standing on the start of the dock. Sam walks up to her.) Let’s go face our demons. (They walk onto the dock. Prue picks up the power cables.)

Prue: Okay, you in the water. I know that you’ve been waiting for this. For me. Well, here I am, so come and get me. You took what matters most to me and as long as I live, you will never kill again.

(The water starts bubbling.)

Piper: Prue, behind you!

(Phoebe and Piper start running towards the dock.)

Leo: Piper, wait! (Piper freezes Leo.)

(The water demon rises out from under the water.)

Sam: No! Not her! Take me! (It then sweeps over Sam like a wave and enters his body.) Stay back!

(Sam picks up the power cables.) Now! (The power turns on and Sam gets electrocuted. He falls to the ground.)

Prue: No, Sam.

(Phoebe and Piper run up to them. Leo unfreezes.)

Sam: It’s gone, it’s gone.

Phoebe: Leo, do something.

(Leo tries to heal Sam.)

Prue: What? Why isn’t anything happening?

Piper: Because it’s not meant to.

Sam: It’s okay, it’s time to go.

Prue: No.

Sam: I did what I’ve been waiting to do, I kept it from happening. History won’t repeat itself.

Phoebe: But you’re going.

Sam: I’m gonna see Patty again. (to Leo) Don’t lose her. (Patty’s spirit appears.) Patty? Patty?

Prue: Say hi for me, for us.

(Sam’s spirit appears next to Patty. They disappear.)

[Scene: Bucklands. Prue enters her office. Jack’s there.]

Prue: Um, I have something to say, okay. I have worked at Bucklands for a year and a half and in that time I have survived take overs, near bankruptcy, and superiors from hell who have tried to kill me. So, whatever it is that you’re planning to do or already done, nothing and I mean nothing will surprise me.

Jack: I just need you to sign this. It’s the confirmation sheet on the Fugimotto sale.

(He shows her a sheet of paper.)

Prue: You listed me as the sales agent.

Jack: It was your deal wasn’t it?

Prue: You covered for me, I’m surprised. So, um, what do you say as a thank you, I take you to dinner?

Jack: But wouldn’t that be breaking one of Prue Halliwell’s rules of etiquette?

Prue: I’ve decided that even though mixing business with pleasure can have its very nasty consequences, it can also bear some fruitful rewards.

Jack: Um, so, what’s it gonna be? Nasty or fruitful?

Prue: Well, that depends on how you do at dinner.

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[Scene: Manor. Living room. Phoebe’s sticking Patty’s letters in a photo album. Piper’s sitting on the couch putting stuff on her poison ivy.]

Phoebe: At least fighting this demon came with a consolation prize. I mean, it didn’t bring mum back but these brought her closer.

Piper: It’s a good idea, Pheebs. Making a journal out of mum’s letters.

Phoebe: Yeah, not as good as the real thing though.

Piper: Nothing is. (Leo orbs in near the kitchen. Piper sees him but Phoebe doesn’t. He gestures with his head for her to go over there.) Um, tea. You want some tea? I’m gonna go get some.

Phoebe: Sure.

(Piper goes in the kitchen.)

Leo: I don’t want to interrupt.

Piper: I think I can steep and talk at the same time. Do you want any?

Leo: It’s just this, this whole situation you know, Sam, your mum, those letters. He loved her. Like I love you.

Piper: Leo, we’ve been through this before, we both know how we feel, but there are things, people involved now.

Leo: Can you tell Dan the truth, Piper?

Piper: That’s between him and me. You and I have a job to do and I thought that we agreed to try and put that first.

Leo: So did Sam and your mum. Look at the outcome.

Piper: You’re leaving aren’t you? For good this time.

Leo: I don’t know. But I do know we have to stop working together because I can’t stop loving you. Which means I can’t do my job.

Piper: And I can’t do mine. I don’t know how to say goodbye.

Leo: Don’t.

(He orbs out. Someone knocks on the back door. Piper opens it. Dan’s standing there holding a tray with bowls of cereal on it.)

Piper: Dan, what are you doing at the back door?

Dan: Well, when I knock on the front door I never seem to make it through the thresh hold. Hungry? Are you okay?

Piper: I am just…, I’m fine.

Dan: Are you sure? I mean, you can tell me.

Piper: I know, I’m just not very hungry.

Dan: Come on, give it a try.

(He eats a Froot Loop.)

Piper: Okay, I’ll give it a try.

End

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