The fifth season of Charmed aired from September 2002 until May 2003 and consists of 23 episodes. It was released on DVD in 2006 as a box-set without any extras. It was re-released as part of a complete collection in 2008.
Fall under their spell... The Charmed Ones, Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Paige (Rose McGowan), are simply bewitching and they're here to stay! This season is rich with intense adventure, humor and intrigue as these sizzling supernatural siblings battle the forces of evil.
From the very first Season Five episode, when the sisters rush to the aid of an innocent mermaid, The Charmed Ones invite you into their irresistible magical world of paranormal action, fantasy, and suspense. What else do the Halliwell sisters have in store for you? One of them meets an evil Prince Charming; they become mystical comic book super-heroines and gorgeous Greek Goddesses to save the world from wicked demons; they even join forces with Leprechauns!
Escape into their magical world... The Charmed Ones welcome you!
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell (23/23)
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell (23/23)
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews (23/23)
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt (23/23)
- Julian McMahon as Cole Turner (11/23)
- Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris (8/23)
- Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman (9/23)
- Jennifer Rhodes as Penny Halliwell (4/23)
- Eric Dane as Jason Dean (4/23)
- James Read as Victor Bennett (3/23)
- Sandra Prosper as Sheila Morris (3/23)
- Finola Hughes as Patty Halliwell (2/23)
- David Reivers as Bob Cowan (2/23)
- Amanda Sickler as Sophie (2/23)
- Drew Fuller as Chris Halliwell (2/23)
- Billy Drago as Barbas (1/23)
Notes and TriviaEdit
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- The DVD box-set of this season was released on the sixth of June 2006 in region 1 (The U.S., Canada) and for all other regions in February, March or July 2006. It was not released in Japan and as with previous seasons it doesn't include any bonus features.
- The Region 1 and Region 2 DVD's have different cover art. Region 1 has a blue cover with three individual pictures of the sisters and the triquetra in the background whilst Region 2 has a group picture and a green, cloudy sky as the background. This is the only cover art where the artwork differs completely; both in color and cast photos, between regions.
- This season features both a two hour long season premiere as well as a two hour long season finale, a first in the series. Both episodes feature the special, short opening.
- The opening credits have changed slightly with new clips for each main cast member and new clips at the end of the opening featuring the three main lead actresses.
- The main three actresses, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs, as well as Brian Krause appeared in every episode of the season. The rest of the male leads did not:
- Julian McMahon did not appear in "The Eyes Have It" and left the series after "Centennial Charmed".
- Dorian Gregory did not appear in "Happily Ever After", "Siren Song", "Witches in Tights", "The Eyes Have It", "Sympathy for the Demon", "A Witch in Time", "Sam, I Am", "House Call", "Sand Francisco Dreamin'", "The Day the Magic Died", "Baby's First Demon", "Lucky Charmed", "Cat House", "Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Sense and Sense Ability".
- Julian McMahon left the series after the series 100th episode, saying he had grown tired of the role and that Cole had told his tale.
- Originally, Brad Kern planned for Paige and Cole to have an affair during this season. The story was intended to start with Paige casting the spell to open Phoebe's heart to Cole and Cole kissing her under the spell's influence. However, both Rose McGowan and Julian McMahon disliked the idea, causing Kern to scrap the idea altogether.
- The sisters' powers develop this season as followed: Piper further improves her ability with her exploding power, Phoebe experiences her first Astral Premonition and Paige learns how to Glamour.