|Payback's a Witch|
|Season 8, episode 12|
|Paige and Henry are surprised to see that Nick has driven his car into the bank.|
January 15, 2006
|For a complete plot of Payback's a Witch, go here.|
With the intention of helping his parolee get a loan, Henry and Paige go to a bank, but instead the parolee decides to take everyone at the bank hostage when the bank policy refuses loan someone with a criminal record. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Piper have their hands full when, during his third birthday party, Wyatt turns three of his toys into real people.
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Kaley Cuoco as Billie Jenkins
- Ivan Sergei as Henry Mitchell
- Karl Makinen as Nick Edwards
- Alex Fernandez as Lieutenant Sanchez
- John Richard Todd as Unidentified Elder
- David Meunier as Rohtul
- Miranda Kwok as Dominax
- Joel Stoffer as Creo
- Boris Kievsky as Xamo
- Gary Poux as Tracker Demon
- Mesan Richardson as Cop
- Tina Morasco as Vivian
- Lee Reherman as Soldier
- Gil Birmingham as Indian Chief
- Paul Townsend as Sheriff
- Ewan Chung as Police Technician
- John Rocha as Paramedic
To Make a Teddy Bear TalkEdit
Phoebe enchanted Wuvey, Wyatt's teddy bear, so he could talk about his feelings.
- Little boy's bear
- show me how you care
- Tell me how you'd feel
- if you were real.
- Piper and Phoebe made dispossession potions to get Rohtul out of Nick.
- They also made a vanquishing potion for Rohtul.
- Telekinetic Orbing: Wyatt orbs a bowl on his head and a cake into an Elder's face. Paige used it to deviate several energy balls.
- Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by an Elder and Paige.
- Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by Rohtul.
- Projection: Used by Wyatt to turn his toys into real people.
- Possession: Used by Rothul to possess Nick.
- Healing: Used by Paige to heal Henry.
- Glamouring: Used by Paige to take Billie's appearance and vice versa.
- Molecular Combustion: Piper blasted Rohtul before he could shimmer out.
- Energy Balls: Used by several demons at magic school to attack Paige who had glamoured into Billie.
- Crystals - Used by Billie to torture a possessor demon.
- Book of Shadows - The Halliwell Family's magical tome. In addition to spells and potion recipes, the Book of Shadows contains information on warlocks, demons, and other supernatural beings. It was created by their ancestor, Melinda Warren, and was passed down every generation.
- Wuvey - Wyatt's teddy bear. Phoebe enchanted him so he could talk.
- Wyatt celebrates his 3rd bithday in the episode.
- This is the twenty-third episode to have the word 'Witch' in the title.
- This episode marks the first time Paige has ever healed someone on her own. She has channeled Leo's power to heal Cole and him before, but she's never used the power on her own. From now on, she possesses the power of Healing and is able to use it at will. This is the last time in the series that one of the sisters develops a new power.
- From this episode on, Charmed became the longest running hour-long series featuring all female leads in 2006. However, Charmed was ultimately replaced by the ABC drama Desperate Housewives, which ended with 180 episodes while Charmed has a total of 178.
- Billie shows her knowledge of magic as she makes a smoke potion out of raw materials and knows that a Whitelighter's trigger for healing is love.
- When Paige and Billie glamour into each other, Paige (who's Billie), has lost her voice. This could simply be due to the fact that during filming, Rose McGowan lost her voice. Paige´s voice lose is noticeably when she is talking to Henry in the bank.
- The title of this episode is a reference to the expression 'payback's a bitch'. This is similar to "Love's a Witch".
- The text in the ending credits of this episode doesn't fade in/out as it used to.
- This episode is the last time a glamour is used in the series.
- Near the end of the episode, Paige orbs purple a few times, unlike seen in the previous episodes. In the previous episode she was covered by purple orbs before she orbed blue. Only Gideon has been shown using purple orbs.
References to other movies, books, mythology, etc.Edit
- Piper saying "You stay with Wyatt, and make sure he turns Pinocchio back into wood." is a reference to the story of Pinocchio, which was about a puppet of a small boy that came to life with the magic of the Blue Fairy. This is mirrored in this episode when Wyatt brings his toys to life.
- French: Hold-Up
- Czech: Pomsta se nevyplácí (Revenge not Worth It)
- Slovak: pomsta sa nevypláca (Revenge not Worth It)
- Spanish (Spain): La venganza de una bruja
- Spanish (Latin America): La venganza no es buena
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Phoebe: (to Wyatt's magically transformed toys) Oh my God, you're not Wyatt's toys. You're Wyatt.
- Phoebe: Well, you know, bright side is they're having a good time.
- Piper: This is not a good time! This is chaos!
- Phoebe: But you have to admit, the army guy is kinda cute.
- Piper: Forget it Phoebe, he's not anatomically correct.
- Henry: (talking about Nick) I've never seen him like this. It's like he just snapped.
- Billie: Oh, really? Is that what he did?
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