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Sense and Sense Ability
Season 5, episode 20
5x20-Sisters-Without-Senses
The Charmed Ones are robbed of their senses.
Episode Information
Airdate

April 27, 2003

Written by

Brian Krause, Ed Bokinskie, Daniel Cerone and Krista Vernoff

Directed by

Stewart Schill and Joel J. Feigenbaum

Production Code

4301108

Episode Guide
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Necromancing the Stone

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Phoebe: "Excuse me! This is either someone's sick, sick joke, or someone's working on a massive evil plan!"
Leo Wyatt: "Whatever it is, you guys are in danger without your senses."
— The sisters and Leo talking.

Sense and Sense Ability is the 20th episode of the fifth season and the 108th overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Sense and Sense Ability, go here.

The Crone wants to see Wyatt's future and needs to distract the sisters to do so. She gets a Kazi Demon to get the Kazi King and after she uses an old totem to steal their senses, and use them for herself (she steals Piper's sight, Phoebe's hearing and Paige's voice), gets him to attack the sisters again, even though they had vanquished him, so that she has enough time to hold Wyatt to see his future.

CastEdit

  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Wyatt Halliwell
  • Elise Rothman
  • The Crone
  • Nate Parks
  • Kazi King
  • Kazi Demon
  • Richard Jéan
  • Emcee
  • Laura Robbins

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Co-StarsEdit

UncreditedEdit

Magical NotesEdit

Book of ShadowsEdit

Monkey TotemEdit

MonkeyBOS

The entry in the Book of Shadows.

In the later 15th century,
Sorcerer Kheel created a
sense stealing monkey to
assist him in defeating
his enemies.
But the sorcerer was a
harsh task master and
the monkey turned on
him by stealing his
scolding voice.
The sorcerer then punished
the simian by turning
him into a totem, which
retains the ability to steal
the senses of its victims.

The CroneEdit

CronePage

The entry in the Book of Shadows.

The Crone is a well
known and respected
advisor of evil whose
ability to foresee the
future makes her
valuable. Heard of more
than seen, she is an
upper-level demon who
possesses upper-level
demonic powers. A
high-level demonic
vanquishing spell
can kill her.

PotionsEdit

Kazi Demon-Stunning Potion Edit

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The stunning potion is working on the Kazi.

Paige created a Kazi Demon-Stunning Potion, so that they could stun the Kazi if he would ever attack again. When the Kazi attacked, he managed to use his power of Pressurization on Phoebe, but Leo ran in and threw the potion. The sisters then trapped the Kazi in a Crystal Cage, and tortured him until he said who sent him. The Crone knew, using Phoebe's hearing, that the Kazi told them she sent him, and vanquished the Kazi King. That way, she also vanquished the Kazi Demon, since the Kazi King created the Kazi Demons out of his own body.

The Crone Vanquishing PotionEdit

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The Crone is vanquished.

Paige and Phoebe created a Vanquishing Potion to vanquish The Crone. When (the blind) Piper realised The Crone had tricked her, by sounding like Paige, into thinking that Phoebe needed her now, so she had left Wyatt with whom she had thought was Paige. So Paige helped Piper, with Phoebe following, upstairs with the potion. When they entered Piper's bedroom, The Crone was looking into the future by holding Wyatt in her arms. When she saw them she said "Wyatt help, we're in danger!" using Paige's voice, causing Wyatt to raise his Protective Shield around him and her. Piper and Phoebe then tapped into (the dumb) Paige's powers and tele-orbed Wyatt to her. (The deaf) Phoebe then throw the potion, vanquishing The Crone.

PowersEdit

  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by the Kazi Demon.
  • Pressurization: Used by the Kazi Demon to attack Paige and Phoebe.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige, Leo and Wyatt.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up the Kazi Demon. She later tried to blow up the Kazi Demon again in the attic, but due to her blindness, she blew up a table and Pearl's couch instead, sending Paige flying knocking her out. She also blew up the glass of the water tank Leo was trapped in.
  • Resurrection: Used by the Crone to resurrect the Kazi Demon.
  • Summoning: Used by the Crone to summon the Kazi King to her.
  • Sense Projection: Used by the Monkey Totem to steal Phoebe's hearing, Paige's voice and Piper's sight.
  • Glistening: Type of Teleportation used by the Monkey Totem (in monkey form) and the Crone.
  • Shapeshifting: Used by the Monkey Totem to shapeshift into his monkey form and back into the totem form.
  • Levitation: Used by Phoebe to dodge the Kazi Demon.
  • Force Field: Used by Wyatt to protect himself from danger.
  • Healing: Used by Leo to heal Paige.
  • Energy Sparks: Used by the Crone to attack Leo and to vanquish the Kazi King.
  • Premonition: Used by the Crone to look into the future by holding Wyatt.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Piper and Phoebe tapped into Paige's power to telekinetically orb Wyatt to her.
  • Sensing: Used by Wyatt to sense Leo.
  • The Kazi Demon fading in.
  • The Kazi Demon using Pressurization on Paige.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Leo orbing in with Piper.
  • Piper blows up the Kazi Demon.
  • The Crone resurrect the Kazi Demon.
  • The Crone summons the Kazi King.
  • The Monkey taking away Phoebe's hearing.
  • The Monkey taking away Paige's voice.
  • The Monking taking away Piper's sight.
  • The Monkey glistening out.
  • The Monkey glistening in.
  • The Monkey shapeshifting back into his totem form.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Leo orbing in with Piper.
  • The Kazi Demon fading in.
  • Phoebe levitates to dodge the Kazi Demon.
  • Piper blows up a table.
  • Wyatt uses his Force Field.
  • Piper blows up a couch.
  • The Kazi Demon attack Phoebe, using Pressurization.
  • Leo healing Paige.
  • The Crone attacks Leo, using Energy Sparks.
  • Wyatt uses his Force Field.
  • The Crone glistening out with Leo.
  • The Crone vanquishes the Kazi King using Energy Sparks.
  • The Crone glistening in.
  • Wyatt uses his Force Field.
  • Wyatt using his Protective Shield.
  • The Crone looking into Wyatt's future.
  • Piper and Phoebe tapping into Paige's power to orb Wyatt to them.
  • Wyatt orbing out with Piper.
  • Wyatt orbing in with Piper.
  • Piper blows up the water tank.
  • Leo orbing out with Piper and Wyatt.

ArtifactsEdit

  • Monkey Totem - An old totem that is capable of stealing senses. The Crone used it to steal Piper's sight, Phoebe's hearing and Paige's voice and use these senses for herself.

BeingsEdit

Magical BeingsEdit

  • The Crone - An old Seer who wanted to see Wyatt's future. To do so, she needed to hold him and thus distract the sisters. Therefore, she stole their senses using the Monkey Totem. She also sent Kazi Demons after the sisters.
  • Kazi Demons - The Crone sent them as a distraction of the sisters while she wanted to look into Wyatt's future.

MortalsEdit

  • Nate Parks - Paige's boyfriend. He owned a piano bar and surprised Paige by letting her sing there. Although she lost her voice the first time, she sang "Fever" for him.
  • Richard Jéan - An image consultant. He was at the meeting for the national syndication of Phoebe's column and said he was a big fan.
  • Laura Robbins - An advertising consultant. She also was at the meeting for the national syndication of Phoebe's column.
  • Emcee - He announced Paige's first performance in Nate's piano bar.

Notes and TriviaEdit

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Sense and Sense Ability WB Trailer

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WB's promo

  • Before being vanquished, the Crone is quite shaken by what she foresaw about Wyatt. Presumably, she foresaw Chris' dark future, where Wyatt was evil and unopposed.
  • This episode was written by Brian Krause. The idea behind the storyline also came from him. Though he said that when he got the edited script back from Brad Kern, "It wasn't what I wrote."
  • The Monkey Totem was not specially made for this episode but had been laying around the studio of the Charmed set. Brian one day noticed it and got the idea for this episode.
  • The central plot of this episode is based around the famous saying, "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil."
  • This is the only instance during the series' run where the sisters were able to tap into each other's powers--in this case, Piper and Phoebe tapped into Paige's telekinetic orbing power.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to the Jane Austen novel "Sense and Sensibility" as well as the film of the same name. The book is also Phoebe's favorite book.
  • Phoebe, trying to hear something after the attack of the monkey, watches Kill It Before It Dies, her favorite horror movie already seen in "Chick Flick" and "Bride and Gloom".
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Kill It Before It Dies.
  • This is the second time that Leo has been suspended in water. The first time was in "A Witch's Tail, Part 1" by the Sea Hag.
  • In the WB trailer for this episode, when the monkey covers the girls' senses, the sisters glow, however in the actual episode they do not.
  • Ironically, in "Astral Monkey", Phoebe taught three monkeys to cover their eyes, ears and mouth, as a reference to the saying "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil."
  • This is the second and final appearance of The Crone. She first appeared in "Baby's First Demon".
  • This episode scored 4.1 million viewers.

GlitchesEdit

  • After trapping the Kazi demons, before the sisters sit down to talk, you can see Paige's sign already has "We'll find Leo" written on it.
  • When Piper is orbed to the Crone's lair to free Leo, she blasts the tank which Leo was in. He comes tumbling out and is supposed to be sopping wet but the lower part of his shirt at the back is still dry.
  • Near the end of the episode, when Piper and Phoebe sit down to talk, Phoebe nurses a cup of tea in her hands. The string attached to the teabag keeps changing position from shot to shot and eventually disappears.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Les sens du mal (The Senses of Evil)
  • Czech: Nevidím, neslyším, nemluvím (I Can't See, Can't Hear, Don't Speak)
  • Slovak: Rozum a zmysly (Mind and Senses)
  • Russian: Bez Chuvstv (No Senses)
  • Spanish (Spain): Sentido y capacidad de sentir (Sense and Sense Capacity)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Sentidos y sensibilidad (Senses and Sensability)
  • German: Nichts sehen, nichts hören, nichts sagen (See Nothing, Hear Nothing, Say Nothing)
  • Serbian: Čula (Senses)
  • Hungarian: Érzéktelenség (Senseless)

Photo GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

ScreencapsEdit

QuotesEdit

Piper: Are you making a love potion?
Paige: No, I'm making a stun potion.
Piper: So that lovers will be stunned by you?
Paige: No, so that Kazis will be stunned by me.
Phoebe: You're in love with a Kazi demon?

Piper: Read my lips! Is there anything in here that will get our senses back?
Phoebe: Piper, I can't hear you!
Piper: Uh! What do we do?
(Paige shows the notepad. She has written "Kill Monkey" on it.)
Phoebe: Paige is proposing violence against the monkey!
Piper: Well, I'm inclined to agree, but I really think the monkey is the least of our worries.
Phoebe: Yeah, I didn't hear what you just said, but if you're wondering who's behind this, I was about to look in the book. (Piper gives her two thumbs up.)

Phoebe (in a loud voice): The sorcerer then punished the li'le fella by turning him into a totem, which retains the ability to steal the senses of its victims.
Piper: Phoebe, I am blind, not deaf.
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Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun
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Necromancing the Stone
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