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Written by: William Schmidt

Season 3, Episode 05

Episode Number: 49

[Scene: P3. Phoebe is at the bar. She looks at her watch.]

Phoebe: Abbey, maybe you should get Sean another drink.

(She looks over at a guy sitting at the other end of the bar.)

Abbey: Okay, but that's over the club limit.

Phoebe: Yeah, it's okay. We'll get him a cab home.

(Piper approaches the bar.)

Piper: Prue still hasn't called?

Phoebe: Nope. Look at that poor guy.

Piper: You think she stood him up?

Phoebe: Not deliberately. I just think that since we've been back from pilgrim times, she's been on a demon bender.

Piper: You think? You mean, because that's all she ever talks about?

Phoebe: Yeah, well, how do we explain this to him?

Piper: Abbey, better make that a double. I'm gonna call Prue.

(She picks up the phone.)

Phoebe: Well, speaking of a big chill, is Leo keeping you warm?

Piper: Nope.

Phoebe: Honey, are you still afraid that they're watching you?

(Phoebe giggles.)

Piper: What am I supposed to think? The last two times they orbed him out was right in the middle of it.

Phoebe: So what does he say?

Piper: He swears they're not watching but he's a guy, he'll say anything. The point is I think they're watching and when I think, I can't, I can't, I can't- concentrate.

Phoebe: Hmm, well, at least you have the option to concentrate. (Piper dials a number on the phone.) If Cole and I continue this flirting tango thing, I'm gonna have to start concentrating on myself.

Prue: (in the phone) Hello?

Piper: Prue, hey, where are you?

Prue: Hey, I'm on my way home from work. Hey, you will never guess what I found on the internet. Remember Micah?

Piper: The 17th century hottie? Wow, it's hard to forget.

Phoebe: Okay, enough about the past, tell her about the present.

Prue: Well, I traced his ancestors and found an entire history of the village that we visited. I figured it might give us a clue to the identity of the demon that the triad sent to kill us.

Piper: Prue, honey, aren't you forgetting something?

Prue: No, my photo shoot's not until tomorrow.

Piper: No, I mean something else. Like, uh, your date.

Prue: Oh, oh, Sean, oh. Alright, uh, just give him a drink.

Piper: If we give him anymore we're gonna have to send him to an A.A. meeting.

Prue: How long's he been there?

Piper: I'd say about an hour and 327 peanuts.

Prue: Alright, so what do I do?

Piper: Well, remorse is good and attendance is better.

Prue: Piper, I'm half way across town, besides, I've gotta go home and-and look up all this demon stuff.

Piper: Well, can't it wait?

Prue: What, and you think the triad will? Right, we have to get them before they get to us. Just tell him that I got hung up at work and that I'll make it up to him.

Piper: Alrighty then.

(She hangs up.)

Phoebe: Is she okay?

Piper: Mmm hmm, I guess. (Piper walks over to Sean.) Uh, Sean? Hi, there's been a slight glitch. Uh, sometimes my sister gets hung up at work and she sorta has a one track mind.

Sean: It's not a problem, I understand. Tell her just to give me a call.

(He leaves.)

Piper: Not a problem. (to Phoebe) He took that well.

Phoebe: Well, he's had three drinks.

Piper: So when does one track spill over into total obsession?

Phoebe: When you start forgetting about guys like Sean.

[Scene: Manor. Porch. Prue is there. She notices the front door is open. She walks inside. All the mirrors are broken. She steps on some broken glass. She walks into the living room. Someone attacks her from behind and they roll over the couch. Prue uses her power and the attacker crashes through the window.]

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Prue is sitting on the couch and Piper is sweeping up the glass. Phoebe comes in carrying an ice pack.]

Phoebe: Here, sweetie. (She hands Prue the ice pack and she places it on her shoulder.) Are you feeling any better?

Prue: Yeah, I think I was more stunned then hurt. You know, it just happened so fast.

Piper: It's eerie knowing somebody went through every room in the house smashing mirrors. Touching who knows what.

Phoebe: Fondling who knows what.

Piper: It's just so creepy. At least nothing seems to be missing.

Prue: How do you know it wasn't a demon?

Phoebe: Mmm, demons don't usually fondle.

Piper: And besides, the only demon that we know who used mirrors was Kali and we vanquished her sorry ass.

Prue: Yeah, by smashing her reflection in the mirror. (Darryl comes down the stairs.) I mean, I know she's supposed to be dead but so were the Grimlocks.

Darryl: Please don't remind me about them.

Piper: Did you find anything?

Darryl: Just a bunch of fingerprints that don't match your samples. I'm gonna run it through the computer to see if any names pop up.

Prue: They won't. I mean, hello, guys. Book of Shadows 101, mirrors. The portals through which evil enters.

Phoebe: Yeah, but there are finger prints. Demons don't even usually have fingers.

Darryl: Well, on the human side of things, I need you guys to put together a grudge list of any enemies you have past or present.

(Prue hands him a piece of paper.)

Prue: Already done.

Darryl: (reading from the list) Abraxas, Barbas, Yama... What did you do? Date the united nations?

Prue: It's the demons, warlocks and various evil forces that we've faced in the last two years.

Darryl: That's not exactly what I meant.

Prue: Okay, um, I'm gonna go hit the Book of Shadows and see if I can find anything about mirrors.

(Prue goes upstairs.)

Phoebe: Prue's been a little fixated lately.

Piper: Do you think it was a human bad guy?

Darryl: Any other house, yeah. Around here, you never know.

Prue: (from upstairs) Piper? Phoebe?

[Cut to the attic. Prue's there. Piper, Phoebe and Darryl walk in.]

Piper: What, what is it?

Prue: That door was unlocked.

Darryl: So?

Prue: So ever since a demon tried to steal the Book of Shadows a couple of weeks ago I've been locking it.

Darryl: You lock this door but you don't lock the front door?

Piper: I lock the front door.

Phoebe: Me too. Mostly.

Prue: I don't. Why bother?

Darryl: Because you're three young women. In fact, your whole attitude about security baffles me. You have no alarm system, no dead bolts, no dog.

Prue: Darryl, we're three witches. I think we can handle it.

Darryl: (about the door) It wasn't jimmied.

Phoebe: So what, you're thinking we're dealing with a lock-picking demon, Prue?

Piper: It doesn't look like anything's missing from up here either.

Phoebe: i just think it's ludicrous to rule out that a human could've done this.

Prue: Yes, well, I think it's ludicrous to think that the triad has got nothing to do with it.

Piper: Um, Darryl, why don't you go check on those fingerprints. We need to have a little conference here.

Darryl: Okay. Good night.

Phoebe: 'Night.

(Darryl leaves.)

Prue: Leo?

Piper: Uh, Prue? Maybe a little perspective here for a second.

Prue: Leo!

(Leo orbs in.)

Leo: What? What is it? What is the problem?

Prue: I need to know everything that you know about the triad.

Leo: You what?

(Piper giggles and grins at Leo.)

Piper: Hi.

Leo: Hi.

Prue: Okay, well, this really can't wait. You know, the triad sent somebody back in time and nearly wiped out our entire line. And I am willing to bet that it's the same demon that we found up here a couple of weeks ago. (She picks up the Book of Shadows.) Now, if you guys don't wanna take that seriously that's your business. Me, I'm on a mission.

(Prue leaves.)

Leo: Oh.

Phoebe: We really need to get her laid, huh?

(Piper and Leo grin at each other.)

Leo: Hi.

(Piper giggles. Leo and Piper stand close together.)

Phoebe: I think I'm gonna go see what Prue's up to.

(She leaves.)

Piper: So...

[Scene: Triad. Three triad members are standing in a circle. Cole appears.]

Triad #1: We grow impatient, Belthazor. We did not expect it to take this long.

Cole: You had two years by their time without success. I've had a month.

Triad #2: A month with two years worth of information. Information collected by the blood of demons before you.

Cole: The young one, Phoebe, is almost within my grasp.

Triad #3: That's not why we summoned you. We're assigning another.

Cole: You're replacing me? We had a bargain. I get the Charmed Ones for you, you give me back-

Triad #2: That bargain is in your best interests, not ours.

Triad #1: Don't look at it as replacement, Belthazor. Look at it as assistance.

Triad #2: However, if either of you should be caught, the same maxims supply. We can't risk either of you leading the Charmed Ones to us.

Cole: May I know who you're sending?

Triad #2: Sent, you mean.

Triad #1: Troxa has already started.

[Scene: Manor. Porch. Troxa is there. He turns invisible, opens the door and walks inside.]

[Cut to Piper's room. Leo and Piper stumble in. They are kissing.]

Piper: Leo?

Leo: Piper?

Piper: We can't.

Leo: Yes, we can.

(He continues to kiss her. Piper stops him.)

Piper: No, I can't. I feel like I'm being watched.

Leo: Piper, you have to get past this.

Piper: Yeah... (They continue kissing and lay down on the bed. Someone opens the door slightly.) Okay, um, how about you tell them to look the other way?

Leo: They're not looking. How many times do we have to have this conversation?

Piper: Well, how do you know? How can you be sure?

Leo: Because I told you, that's not what they do.

Piper: Okay, then how do you explain the last two times, count two.

Leo: That's shear coincidence. I'm telling you. Look, come on, Piper, we need to get past this.

Piper: Yeah, and I need to feel like it's just you and me and not the whole universe watching. (The door closes.) I'm sorry.

Leo: It's okay. I guess I better go find Prue some answers.

Piper: Yeah. (They kiss and Leo orbs out in the middle.) Oohh!

[Cut to the attic. Prue is asleep in a chair. Invisible Troxa walks over to Prue. He picks up a pillow and holds it above her face. Prue wakes up and uses her power. He flies across the room. She stands up and looks around.]

[Cut to the foyer. Phoebe is answering the door.]

Phoebe: Cole, what are you doing here?

Cole: Are you alright? I just heard.

Phoebe: Heard what?

(Prue and Piper come down the stairs.)

Cole: Uh, about what happened, the break in. You guys okay?

Phoebe: You came all the way over her for me? I mean, for w-we? For us?

Cole: Did you get a look of who it was?

Prue: No.

Cole: I'm gonna make a call. Get a patrol car to watch the place.

Prue: That's alright, actually. I think that we can handle it.

Cole: No, you can't. I mean, you have no idea what kind of evil you're dealing with here.

Piper: Yes, well, we were actually just discussing that, weren't we, Prue?

(The door opens and Cole sees it. It quickly closes.)

Phoebe: Um, do you want anything, Cole? Do you want some coffee or something?

Prue: Actually, Phoebe, that's not really a good idea. We have something very important that we have to discuss.

Cole: That's alright. I-I really should get going anyway. It's late, I, um... Call me anytime.

Phoebe: Yeah, I-I-I will. Thanks. (He leaves.) Okay, this better be good.

Prue: Yeah, well, I was up in the attic and when I woke up there was a pillow hovering above my face about to smother me.

Piper: A pillow?

Phoebe: Hovering? (Prue nods.) Well, that must be the infamous pillow-smothering demon.

Piper: Maybe is was just a nightmare.

Prue: It wasn't a nightmare and it certainly wasn't a joke. There's a demon after me or us, I know it.

(Prue goes upstairs.)

Phoebe: Okay.

[Cut to the porch. Cole is there.]

Cole: Come out, come out wherever you are.

(Invisible Troxa grabs Cole around the neck and pushes him against the wall. Troxa turns visible.)

Troxa: What do you think the triad will say when I tell them you saved the witches?

Cole: That I didn't want you to get them first.

(Troxa lets go of his neck.)

Troxa: You had your chances, Belthazor. Don't screw up mine again. I strike tomorrow night, you better not be there.

Cole: You don't scare me, Troxa. You never did.

Troxa: And you don't know how to defeat me, Belthazor, you never could. After all, (he turns invisible) you can't fight what you can't see.

(Troxa pins him against the wall again. He lets go and Cole coughs. He hears someone coming and disappears. Phoebe opens the front door and looks around.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe and Piper are there. Piper's drinking some coffee.]

Phoebe: Give me a hit of that. Actually, no, just pour it down my throat.

Piper: You didn't sleep either?

Phoebe: Not a wink. Thank god for make-up. (Piper pours her some coffee.) Hey, maybe we should get an alarm system.

(Prue walks in.)

Prue: Hey, Pheebs, did you borrow Grams' necklace again?

Phoebe: No.

Prue: Are you sure?

Phoebe: Yeah, I'm positive. Why?

Piper: What about my good luck blouse? Have you guys seen it?

Phoebe: The fuchsia paisley one? (Phoebe shakes her head.)

Piper: Is anything else missing?

Prue: Not that I know of.

Phoebe: Prue, this is important. Maybe the guy that broke into the house took them.

Prue: Yeah, or maybe it was a demon who took them for some weird ritualistic ceremony?

Piper: Ohh...

Phoebe: Now would that be the, um, pillow-smothering or the lock-picking demon?

(Leo orbs in.)

Leo: They called me away on something else, Piper. I swear, it was a total coincidence.

Piper: Mmm hmm.

Leo: As far as the triad's concerned, they don't know much, they don't even know what it really is.

Prue: Wow, six thousand years of conflict and that's it? These guys are serious underachievers.

Leo: What they do know through, is that the triad is at the highest level of the other side.

Phoebe: Okay, that's a biggie.

Piper: Yeah, well, that's why we need to get to them before they get to us.

(Prue hands Piper and Phoebe a bag.)

Piper: What is this?

Prue: A way to always be prepared.

Phoebe: These are very big contraceptives, Prue.

Prue: They are sneakers, alright. You know, we're always wearing inappropriate footwear when demons attack. Now we will be prepared. Keep them with you at all times.

Phoebe: I am gonna be so fast in these.

(The doorbell rings.)

[Cut to the foyer. Everyone walks in and Piper opens the door.]

Darryl: Hi.

Piper: Hi.

Darryl: We're making progress. (He walks inside.) The same set of fingerprints were found on all the broken mirrors.

Leo: Whose are they?

Darryl: Unfortunately FBI computer came up with a blank. Which just means the perp had no criminal record.

Piper: So what does that mean? That it's some weird crazy person?

Darryl: I can't say, I don't have enough to go on. I mean, we've got broken mirrors and nothing's missing.

Phoebe: Actually, there is stuff missing. Our grandmother's necklace and Prue's favourite shirt.

Darryl: It's funny that's the only thing he took. You know, there is another possibility. Could be a stalker.

Leo: A stalker?

Piper: Who would want to stalk us?

Darryl: Could be anybody. I need you to get a human grudge list together. Old classmates, people you work with or for, old boyfriends...

Phoebe: Hey, what about Sean?

Prue: A guy I stood up once? I don't think so.

Darryl: The smallest things can set these guys off.

Prue: Alright, well, if it's a stalker, it's a demonic stalker.

Darryl: In any case, I'm gonna check out this Sean guy. I need that grudge list ASAP. Stalkers will do anything to obtain the object of their desire. You could be in real danger.

Prue: Thanks.

Darryl: Bye.

(He leaves.)

Phoebe: You need to listen to him, Prue.

Prue: Why? No one listens to me. Here. (She hands Piper her shoes.) I gotta go. If the demon doesn't kill me, my editor will.

[Scene: Outside Cole's office. An invisible Troxa walks out of the elevator and down the hall. He walks into Cole's office. Cole is there standing by the window. Troxa walks over and picks up a letter opener. Cole turns around holding a fire extinguisher and sprays Troxa. Troxa turns visible.]

Cole: I did some research, Troxa. (He hits Troxa over the head with the fire extinguisher and he falls over Cole's desk.) I found your Achilles heal. Cold is very revealing for you. Although, worse because since you can't feel, you don't even know when it's cold.

Troxa: First them, then you.

(Troxa leaves.)

[Scene: Studio. Prue is there with a snake hunter. She is going to take photos of him.]

Prue: Just do what you normally do on your TV show. Okay, just pretend that I'm the audience.

Snake Hunter: (Australian accent) Okay, right, jillaroo. Now, the Australian Black Snake won't just run out of the bush and strike at ya for no good reason. They strike as a defense mechanism. That's the only way they can protect themselves. Now, you may wonder how we enticed this little beaut out of the wild to join us today. Over here, the only humane way to capture a snake, (He walks over to a cage. Someone is standing behind the bushes taking photos of Prue.) is to use a snake trap. You lure them in with a ripping snake snack. Like a tiny Mickey mouse or a froggie.

Prue: Uh, what did you say the cage was used for again?

Man: Trapping snakes. Or any other varmints you might want to get rid of.

Prue: Really?

Snake Hunter: Yeah. Go on, beaut. (He puts the snake back in the cage.) There you go.

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Phoebe walks up to the bar.]

Phoebe: Abbey, Abbey, hi.

Abbey: Hi.

Phoebe: Have you seen Cole?

Abbey: Who?

Phoebe: Tall, dark, good looking, district attorney? (Abbey shakes her head.) Okay, no good. How about an easy one - where's Piper?

Abbey: Oh, she's in the back, in the office.

Phoebe: Okay, thanks.

[Cut to the office. Piper and Leo are there making out. Leo has his shirt off. Phoebe walks in.]

Phoebe: Whoaaaaa! I should've knocked, I'm sorry.

(Phoebe walks back out and closes the door.)

Piper: It's okay. (Phoebe pokes her head back in the room.) I can't do it anyway.

Phoebe: I am so sorry to hear that.

Leo: I guess I better go.

Piper: Yeah. (Leo orbs out.) I'm so tired of living under this scrutiny.

(Piper walks out of the room. They head towards the bar.)

Phoebe: Well, I told you I didn't see anything.

Piper: Not you, them. I thought doing it somewhere else might take the pressure off.

Phoebe: Mmm, I'm bummed for you, Piper, I really am. But I gotta tell you, Leo is looking fine.

Piper: I thought you said you didn't see anything.

Phoebe: Well, nothing good. (Phoebe takes some pieces of paper out of her purse.) Okay, here is my stalker list. It's mostly guys that I knew when I was in New York.

Piper: Wow, you were busy in New York.

Phoebe: Yeah, um, so now that we have mine and yours, all we need is... (Prue walks up to them. She is all dressed up.) Wow, you look different.

Piper: Relaxed.

Phoebe: What happened?

Prue: I'm not just as worried about demons as much anymore. Have you guys seen Sean around?

Piper: No, I haven't, but how do you know he's not your stalker?

Prue: Oh, don't be ridiculous.

Phoebe: What happened to "there's a demon on my ass" Prue?

Prue: Well, um, I set a trap.

Piper: A trap?

Prue: Mmm hmm. We are going to catch this demon and instead of vanquishing him like we normally do, we're gonna make him talk about the triad.

Phoebe: So is this like a bear trap with big claws?

Prue: I cast a spell over a series of siderite crystals, (she holds up a crystal) sort of creating a power grid with the Book Of Shadows as the bait.

Piper: And how does that work?

Prue: Well, the minute the demon steps into the grid, this glows and he's zapped.

Piper: So whatever it is, is electrocuted.

Prue: Yeah, well, whatever demon.

Phoebe: Mmm hmm, and what about human? Or feline? You're gonna fry Kit.

Prue: Well, Kit can't get in 'cause I locked the attic door.

Piper: So, Prue, you've booby trapped our house.

Prue: Mmm hmm.

Phoebe: And again, what if it's human?

Prue: It's not. (She sees Sean.) Oh, alright, if you guys will excuse me, I have a life to try and go give.

(Prue walks away.)

Piper: This is not good.

Phoebe: No, if she keeps this up we're gonna have to do a demon intervention.

[Cut to Sean. Prue walks up to him.]

Prue: Hey.

Sean: Hey.

Prue: Thanks for coming. (Abbey walks past.) Um, oh, Abbey, whatever Sean wants to drink, can you just...

Sean: No thanks. I've had more than my share of free drinks.

Prue: Alright, well, I guess I deserve that. Um, look, Sean, there is so much going on in my life that I can't really explain but if you're interested I'd like to make it up to you.

Sean: I'm definitely interested but I just ask that you be honest with me, okay. One thing I can't handle is games. It drives me crazy.

Prue: Psycho, freaky crazy?

Sean: What?

Prue: Never mind.

[Scene: Manor. Cole opens the front door.]

Cole: Phoebe? Anybody home?

(He walks in and closes the door. He turns up the air conditioning. He walks into the living room, picks up a lamp and drops it on the floor. He opens all the windows and then disappears.)

[Cut to the attic. Cole appears. He opens the attic door and the windows. He picks up Prue's notepad and looks at it. He sees the Book Of Shadows and walks over to it. He steps into the trap and gets zapped. He falls to the floor.]

[Cut to P3. The crystal glows.]

Sean: What the hell is that?

Prue: Oh, oh, it worked.

Sean: What worked?

(Prue runs over to Piper and Phoebe.)

Prue: Alright, it worked, it worked, we caught our demon, so let's go.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Prue, Piper and Phoebe walk in.]

Prue: Alright, we don't really know what kind of demon this is, so we have to go in attacking. Piper, you freeze him and I will tie him up.

Piper: Speaking of freezing... it's freezing in here.

Phoebe: That's because every window in the house is open. What kind of demon would do that?

Prue: Oh, who cares. Has everybody got their sneakers on?

(They run upstairs.)

Pier: Yeah, yeah.

Prue: Alright.

[Cut to the attic. They run in. Prue turns on the light. They see Cole lying there.]

Piper: Cole?

Phoebe: What?

Prue: Wait, it could be dangerous.

Phoebe: For god sakes, Prue, he looks really hurt.

Prue: Phoebe, it's a trap for demons. You do the math. (Phoebe kneels down beside Cole and rests his head on her knees.) What are you doing here?

Cole: I came by to see how you're doing.

Phoebe: Are you okay?

Prue: So how did you get in and what are you doing up here?

Cole: Front door was unlocked and when I saw the windows were open...

Phoebe: You thought that someone broke into the house again. (Cole stands up.) Third degree over now?

Cole: What happened? What's that?

Piper: Uhh...

Prue: It's a trap.

Cole: A what?

[Time lapse. Everyone is coming down the stairs.]

Phoebe: Cole, I am so sorry. Please forgive us.

Cole: I'll take that under advisement.

Phoebe: Prue just panicked, she wasn't thinking straight.

Prue: The hell I wasn't.

Cole: Do you know that your trap is the equivalent of having a loaded shot gun with a trip wire behind your front door? That's illegal. I'm an ADA, an officer of the court. I could have you arrested.

Piper: Somebody turned on the air conditioning. Why would they do that?

Cole: I'm outta here.

(He walks outside and Phoebe follows.)

Phoebe: Cole, Cole. I am so sorry. It's just we've all been under so much pressure lately.

Cole: I'm just glad it wasn't you who did this to me.

(He leaves. Phoebe picks up a parcel that is sitting on the porch and takes it inside.)

Phoebe: How could you? How far are you gonna let this obsession go, Prue?

Prue: Phoebe, listen...

Phoebe: No, I'm not gonna listen, Prue. You didn't nearly catch a demon, you nearly killed a district attorney. My district attorney.

Prue: How do you know we didn't catch a demon? I mean, think about it, Phoebe. He is always around when something is going on. I mean, look at tonight.

Phoebe: You're right, he's a plant. Trying to get close to me so he can kill us. Now is everyone a demon, Prue? You are crazy right now.

Piper: Prue? You have a lovely package from Sean. It looks like flowers. Pretty nice for a guy you've blown off twice.

(Prue opens the package. The flowers are covered in worms.)

Prue: Oh!

Piper: Oh, that's disgusting. Look out, look out.

(Piper takes it outside.)

Phoebe: There's your demon, Prue. I'm going to call Morris.

(She leaves.)

Prue: Piper, that doesn't really make any sense. I mean, I can not believe I hurt that guy that badly.

Piper: Darryl said it only takes a small thing to set them off. Maybe Phoebe's right, maybe you're just not seeing the reality.

Prue: Piper, my instincts are almost always right, I have to trust them.

Piper: You have to trust them. And I'm not saying that you shouldn't but, Prue, there are other evils in the world and some of them are even human.

[Cut to outside. Cole's there leaning against his car. Troxa walks up to him.]

Troxa: I warned you, Belthazor.

Cole: Hold it, Troxa. Cool your jets. I came to apologise.

Troxa: Apologise? For what?

Cole: Pissing you off for one thing. I don't wanna be always looking over my shoulder waiting for you to strike for the rest of eternity. You want the Charmed Ones, they're all yours.

Troxa: I don't trust you.

Cole: Fine, don't. Just don't blame your failure on me to the triad. (Troxa starts to walk off and turns invisible.) Oh, by the way, the key to getting them is in the Book of Shadows. It's up in the attic.

[Cut back inside. Phoebe and Piper are in the living room. Phoebe is slamming shut all the windows.]

Piper: Be careful.

Phoebe: Oh, you know what? I don't care, I'm just so mad at Prue. I mean, it's one thing to be obsessed, you know, but it's another thing to hurt innocent people.

Piper: Okay, but she is trying to look out for us, but there is a triad demon on the loose.

Phoebe: I understand that, Piper, but it is not Cole.

(Leo orbs in holding a large Hershey's Kiss.)

Piper: Oh, honey, that's sweet but not tonight. We all have headaches.

Leo: Okay.

Phoebe: But feel free to help us close some windows.

[Cut to the foyer. Invisible Troxa opens the door and walks up the stairs.]

[Cut to the attic. Prue's there closing the windows. Troxa walks in. Prue steps on some glass and then sees Troxa's reflection in the mirror. She uses her power and he flies into the wall. He turns fully visible and pounces on Prue. She pushes him into the trap and he gets zapped. She pulls one of the crystal out of the grid and stops zapping him.

Prue: I want you to tell me everything that you know about the triad. Who they are, what their plans are. Answer me.

(Piper, Phoebe and Leo walk in.)

Troxa: You'll get nothing from me, witch. (She puts the crystal back in the grid and zaps him. She pulls it away.) I am Troxa. I'm not the only agent the triad has sent after you. There is another. His name is Belthazor.

(Troxa is engulfed in flames and he disappears in a hole in the floor.)

Prue: Alright, what the hell happened?

Leo: The triad.

Phoebe: Wait, so they know where we live now?

Piper: No, they know where he is, or was. All that matters is he's gone.

Phoebe: You were right, Prue. I owe you a big apology.

Piper: I'm sorry I doubted you but I was worried...

Prue: It's alright. Let's just, uh, let's look him up.

(They go over to the Book Of Shadows and flip through the pages.)

Piper: Troxa, an invisible demon. His weakness is that his ectoplasmic biochemistry is sensitive to cold, may become partially visible.

Prue: Wait a second, so if someone hadn't turned on the a/c, opened up all the windows and made it freezing in here, I never would've seen him. Leo?

Leo: I don't know anything about it at all.

Phoebe: Does that mean we have another guardian angel?

Leo: Well, I hope so. From what I've heard about Belthazor, we're gonna need all the help we can get.

Piper: What do you mean?

Leo: Well, he's infamous. He's a demonic soldier of fortune. He's one of the most evil vile creatures there is.

(They flip the pages and find Belthazor.)

Phoebe: Wait, that's the demon we saw try to take the Book Of Shadows a couple of weeks ago.

Piper: So Troxa's right. There's somebody else out there to get us.

Prue: Well, at least now we know who he is.

Piper: But we're safe for now. So I'm gonna take this rare opportunity to get a good night's sleep.

Leo: I'll go see what I can find out about Belthazor. (Piper walks over to him.) Enjoy your candy.

Piper: Thank you.

(They kiss.)

Leo: Sure.

(She leaves the room and Leo orbs out.)

Phoebe: Are you gonna be able to get some rest now?

Prue: No, I am way too wired and also my photo assignment is due tomorrow.

(Phoebe picks up Prue's notebook and sees Cole's name written on it.)

Phoebe: Cole?

Prue: Right, uh, well, I had to fill in something.

Phoebe: Do you think maybe tomorrow you could call Cole and apologise to him?

Prue: Yeah.

[Time lapse. Prue is in the basement developing her photos. The photos turn out to be pictures of herself. Somebody appears behind her and pushes her head in the photo water.]

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper and Phoebe are there.]

Piper: I've gotta meet Marvelous 3 this afternoon, so I need to get some stuff ready. Can I drop you off? Hello? Anybody home?

Phoebe: Uh, yeah, I-I was just thinking there are still so many loose ends. I mean, the broken mirrors, the a/c, the open windows, the dead flowers, the stuff that's missing.

Piper: Are you obsessing now? It's over, we were wrong.

Phoebe: I know, but those aren't demonic things, they're things that a stalker might do. Like what Morris said.

Piper: Well, you told him about Sean, he'll figure it out.

Phoebe: Yeah, Sean. Um, where's our copy of the grudge list that we made for Morris?

Piper: I left it at the club. Why?

Phoebe: I just wanna look it over again.

Piper: Okay, well, let's go. Is Prue still sleeping?

Phoebe: Her bed is made and her car is not here.

Piper: Well, maybe she took her pictures to 415.

Phoebe: It's really early. I mean, is 415 even open yet? I'm gonna call her.

(Phoebe dials Prue's number.)

[Cut to the basement. Prue is tied up in a chair. Abbey is there. Prue's phone rings and Abbey answers it.]

Phoebe: It's me, I'm just checking in. Where are you?

Abbey: I'm in my car.

(The phone starts breaking up.)

Phoebe: Hello? Prue, I can barely hear you.

Abbey: Yeah, I'm fine, I'll see you later, honey, bye.

(She hangs up.)

[Cut back to the kitchen.]

Phoebe: She sounds fine.

Piper: Okay.

Phoebe: Okay, let's go.

[Cut back to the basement. Abbey hears them leave.]

Abbey: Bye bye. It's just you and me now, Prue. Your sisters are gone.

(Prue's eyes are red and her vision is blurred.)

Prue: What do you want?

(Abbey takes off her shirt.)

Abbey: Oh, Prue, isn't it obvious what I want, huh? (She puts on one of Prue's shirt.) I wanna be you. What, no witty come back? No confident "I'm the queen of the world" retort?

Prue: Abbey?

Abbey: No, you're wrong, Abbey's gone forever. She's a loser and you're a winner. And now I'm gonna be a winner too. As soon as I take care of you. (She puts on a black wig.) Did you like the dead roses I sent you? Huh? Do you even know I was the one who broke into your house. I have to be you. Oh, I love wearing your clothes, your things. Makes me wanna be you even more. Beautiful, successful, loved by men.

Prue: I have just as much trouble with men as anyone.

Abbey: What, you mean Sean? Oh, please. He's not good enough for us. Uh-uh, no, no, I can do better. (She picks up a gun.) Without you around. Now I just have one last question. Last night when I was here, (Prue unties her hands with her power) when I was running away from you, how the hell did you throw me through that door, huh?

Prue: Like this.

(Prue uses her power and Abbey flies across the room. She uses her power again and pushes furniture on top of her. Prue stumbles up the stairs.)

[Scene: P3. The phone is ringing. Phoebe and Piper run in. Piper answers it.]

Piper: P3.

Darryl: Piper, hey, hey, where's Prue? I can't reach her anywhere. At the manor, on her cell.

Piper: That's weird, we just talked to her on her cell. Why? What's going on?

Darryl: I've got a match off those finger prints I got at your house.

Piper: Sean?

Darryl: No, no, no, no, not Sean. Abbey, your bartender. The one off of your list.

Piper: What? Abbey? Why would Abbey wanna hurt Prue?

Phoebe: Abbey's hurt Prue?

Piper: Hold on.

(Phoebe and Piper go into the locker room and opens Abbey's locker. Piper pulls out some photos and a book.)

Phoebe: Okay, and that's the kind of perfume Prue wears and the cosmetics that she uses.

(Piper flips through the photos. They are all pictures of Prue.)

Piper: (reading from the notebook) October 27th, 8:01. Prue leaves the house, gets into car. I love the way she walks so confident and controlled.

Phoebe: Enters dry cleaners, smiling, the sun catches her hair. So beautiful.

Piper: Pages and pictures... (Phoebe touches a photo and has a premonition of Abbey shooting Prue.) What?

Phoebe: Abbey, killing Prue at the manor.

[Cut back to the manor. Prue is hiding in a closet. Abbey walks in the dining room holding her gun. She walks into the foyer and near the closet Prue is hiding in. Prue astral projects behind her.]

Prue: Hey, over here. (Abbey screams and shoots five times at astral Prue. Astral Prue disappears and reappears somewhere else.) Hey, freak, I'm over here now.

(Abbey shoots at astral Prue another four times. Prue astral projects back into her body. Prue runs out of the closet and tackles Abbey. Prue tries to escape but Abbey pushes her against a wall. Prue hits her and pushes her on the floor. Prue finds her way into the kitchen and Abbey follows. She points her gun and Prue and shoots. The bullet freezes in mid-air. Phoebe and Piper walk in. Piper grabs the bullet out of the air.)

Phoebe: Okay, we're here.

Piper: Everything's gonna be okay. Everything's gonna be great as soon as I fire her.

(Prue uses her power and Abbey flies into a cupboard.)

Phoebe: Nice. Feel better now?

Prue: Yeah, I'm getting there.

Piper: Alright, shake it off.

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Marvelous 3 are performing on stage. Prue and Phoebe are at the bar. The new bartender serves them a drink.]

Prue: Thanks. Um, Rachel. Can I ask you a question?

Rachel: Yeah.

Prue: Are you happy?

Rachel: Extremely.

Prue: Boyfriend? Any career goals?

Rachel: Engaged. I'm only doing this until I get my masters in education. I'm gonna be a teacher.

Prue: Oh, that's just so excellent. (Prue gives her a tip.) Thank you.

Rachel: Thanks.

(She walks away.)

Prue: You know, you can never be too careful with demons or mortals.

Phoebe: So rumour has it Leo is installing an alarm system in the house.

Prue: Yeah, I know, and we're gonna have to lock the doors and do all that responsible stuff women should do in the big city.

Phoebe: I agree. And we're gonna have to watch out for Belthazor.

Prue: Yes, I agree. (Prue sees Cole walk down the stairs.) But first I think you should watch out for him.

(Phoebe turns around and sees Cole.)

Phoebe: You don't like him, do you?

Prue: No, I don't... really know him. Do you?

Phoebe: No, um, not as well as I'd like to. Actually, you know, I think I'm gonna go see what I can do about that.

Prue: Be careful. (Phoebe walks over to Cole. Prue sees Sean across the room and goes over to him.) Hey.

Sean: Why do I get the feeling that you're a high maintenance kind of gal?

Prue: Oh, I don't know. Maybe because I am. Dance?

(Sean accepts and they walk on the dance floor.)

[Cut to Phoebe and Cole.]

Phoebe: So, still friends?

Cole: I hope we're more than that.

Phoebe: Do you? Prove it.

(Cole pulls her closer and they kiss.)

[Cut to the manor. Piper's room. A hot and sweaty Piper and Leo are laying in bed.]

Leo: Wow. You are amazing when you concentrate.

Piper: And stop worrying about them? (Piper looks up.) I hope you enjoyed the show.

(They giggle and cuddle up to each other.)

End

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