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Secrets and Guys
Season 1, episode 14
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Prue helps Max.
Episode Information
Airdate

February 17, 1999

Written by

Constance M. Burge, Brad Kern and Sheryl J. Anderson

Directed by

James A. Contner

Production Code

4398013

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Secrets and Guys is the 14th episode of the first season and the 14th overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Secrets and Guys go here.

Prue helps a young witch who has been kidnapped, and renews her own faith in having children. Meanwhile, Phoebe finds out that Leo is really a guardian angel for good witches, and this causes Leo to break up with Piper.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Co-StarsEdit

Magical NotesEdit

PowersEdit

  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to clean the manor's attic, push Mickey and David into a rack of tires, open Max's jacket, shove the bank guards out of a range of gunfire, pull the guns out of Mickey and David's hands before pushing them into the bank vault, closing the vault door and spinning the panel.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Harry in the Quake's kitchen and freeze Leo mid-conversation.
  • Psychokinesis: Used by Max to contact Prue via manipulating an ouija board, unlock the security lock at a micro-chip plant, disable the lasers at the bank, unlock the bank vault and disable the explosives strapped to his body.
  • Hovering: Used by Leo to change the lightbulbs in the manor's chandelier.
  • Healing: Used by Leo to heal Max's father.
  • Orbing: A type of Teleportion used by Leo.
  • Thermokinesis: Used by Leo to boil Phoebe's coffee.

BeingsEdit

Magical BeingsEdit

MortalsEdit

Notes and TriviaEdit

Charmed promo season 1 ep. 14 - Secrets and Guys

The WB episode promo

  • Leo heats Phoebe’s tea and later fills her glass with water. He will never display these powers again.
  • In this episode, Leo calls his bosses "the Founders" - yet in every following episode, they're called the Elders. However, the comics do address the term.
  • Phoebe doesn’t use her power of Premonition in this episode.
  • This episode scored 5.5 million viewers.
  • This is the first time that Leo is shown healing a living being (He healed and restored Book of Shadows previously in Wicca Envy).
  • In this episode the term Whitelighter is introduced, and some of their job description is provided.
  • At the beginning of this episode, Prue reveals to Piper that Phoebe told her about the surprise party they threw her at the end of the episode Dead Man Dating.
  • The sound effect used for Max's power is the same sound effect used when a whitelighter uses healing.
  • Leo tells Phoebe that they were never supposed to find out he was a Whitelighter, yet in future episodes it is established that several witches know their whitelighters.
  • Max is the first male witch to appear in the show.
  • In this episode Prue demonstrates that she can move multiple objects at the same time.
  • Leo's method of orbing in this episode differs from his regular orbing, instead of orbing in a column of orbs, he orbed in one orb.
  • When Leo crashes to the ground after hovering, you can tell the floor under the rug has springs; allowing the stuntman to have a more cushioned fall.
  • After Phoebe panickedly blurts out Leo's secret, Prue said that with an imagination like that, she should write children's books. Incidentally, Phoebe did go on to become a published and acclaimed author.
  • Leo said to Phoebe that he couldn't reach Prue or Max telepathically to see if they were ok. In future episodes, however, Whitelighters can always locate their charges unless their charges are in the Underworld or a magically shielded area. In this episode, Prue and Max were in an auto shop, so he should have been able to sense them.

References to other movies, books, mythology etc.Edit

  • Title: Secrets And Guys. This is a reference to the common saying "secrets and lies" and also a reference to the 1996 film, "Secrets and Lies".

MusicEdit

  • Shimmer by Fuel.
  • Got Going by Liz Phair.
  • Know You Better by Reality Check
  • Between You And Me by DC Talk
  • Anything by PFR

Episode StillsEdit

QuotesEdit

Phoebe: Wait. What's in there?
Piper: Stuffed animals without eyeballs. Dollies that look like they’ve been through the mill once or twice… and looky here. Miss Phoebe’s diaries.
Phoebe: The place where I kept all my secrets. Give me those. (She takes her diaries and she giggles. Prue and Piper give her a look.) What?
Prue: The place where you kept your secrets?
Phoebe: Uh-huh.
Piper: Phoebe, you could never keep a secret.
Phoebe: Oh. That is so not true.
Piper: Ok. Maybe Prue’s surprise birthday party.
Prue: Guess again.
Piper: You knew?
Prue: Mm-hmm. (Piper hits Phoebe playfully.)
Piper: Phoebe, you swore you wouldn’t tell her.
Phoebe: I’m sorry. Ok? It was an accident. (Piper sighs)

(In the Police Station. Prue is sitting by Andy’s desk.)
Andy: Ok. Let me get this straight. You think a guy named Max might be in some kind of trouble, but you have no idea why. You’ve never met him, and you really have no idea who he is. Is that about right?
Prue: Ok. Fine. See, I had a dream last night and, uh, in my dream my sisters and I were cleaning the attic when we found this old ouija-type board and the pointer started to move until it spelled out "Help Max." (A couple of seconds pass.) That’s it.
(Andy types MAX on the computer and presses ENTER.)
Andy: You know, I hear a lot of stories in my line of work, but yours are always very entertaining.
Prue: Thank you.

(In the Manor. Phoebe is walking down the stairs with the phone in her hand.)
Phoebe: Yeah. He sounds like a real piece of work. He has a nice voice though. What’s he look like?
(Cut to Quake. Piper is sitting by the bar.)
Piper: A complete and total jerk. Is Leo around?
(Cut to the Halliwell Manor.)
Phoebe: Yeah. He’s working away.
(Cut to Quake. There is a commotion by the kitchen.)
Phoebe: He wants to know when you’re gonna get back though.
Piper: Uh, I think it might be a while. Maybe I should talk to Leo.
(Cut to the Halliwell Manor.)
Phoebe: Sure. Hold on a second. (She walks into the living room and sees Leo floating by the chandelier with a light bulb glowing in his hands) Oh my god!

International TitlesEdit

  • French: L'ange gardien (The Guardian Angel)
  • Finnish: Salaisuuksia (Secrets)
  • Czech: Tajemství (Secrets)
  • Serbian: Tajne i Momci (Secrets and Guys)
  • Italian: Segreti e bugie (Secrets and Lies)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Segredos e Homens (Secrets and Men)
  • Spanish (Spain): Secretos y chicos (Secrets and Guys)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Secretos y hombres (Secrets and Men)
  • Polish: Sekrety i faceci (Secrets and Guys)
  • Slovak: Anjel strážny (The Guardian Angel)
  • German: Naricht von Max (Message from Max)
  • Russian: Pomogite Maksu (Help Max)
  • Hungary: Tiltott szerelem (Forbiden Love)


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From Fear To Eternity
Next Episode:
Is There A Woogy In The House?
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