|Sense and Sense Ability|
|Season 5, episode 20|
|The Charmed Ones are robbed of their senses.|
April 27, 2003
|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.
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Grace Zabriskie as The Crone
- Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman
- Jerome Butler as Kazi King
- Nynno Ahli as Kazi Warrior
- Daniel Escobar as Richard Jéan
- Norman Reedus as Nate Parks
- Unknown actor as Wyatt Halliwell
Book of ShadowsEdit
- 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 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.
Kazi Demon-Stunning Potion Edit
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
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 upstairs and Phoebe followed 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.
- 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 Stealing: 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.
- 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.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- 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, that it wasn't what he 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".
- The concept of this episode - the three monkeys of "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" taking away the main characters' senses - is also used in an episode of Jackie Chan Adventures.
- This episode scored 4.1 million viewers.
- 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.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- 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.
- Italian: La Perdita dei Sensi (Senses Loss)
- 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: Без чувств [Bez čuvstv] (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)
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