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Spin City
Season 6, episode 18
Sans titre 1
Paige, Piper and Chris reading about the Spider Demon.
Episode Information
Airdate

April 18, 2004

Written by

Andy Reaser and Doug E. Jones

Directed by

Mel Damski

Production Code

4301129

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Spin City is the 18th episode of the sixth season and the 129th overall episode of Charmed.

SummaryEdit

For a complete plot of Spin City, go here.

Piper is kidnapped and cocooned by the Spider Demon, a creature that emerges every hundred years to feed off a powerful magical being. During the attack, Chris is infected with the Demon's venom, causing him to mutate into a Spider Demon himself. In need of desperate help, Paige calls Leo. Phoebe then reveals to Leo that Chris is his son. To save Chris and Piper, Paige needs some help of the Magical Community.

CastEdit

  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Chris Halliwell
  • The Spider Demon
  • Gideon
  • Sigmund
  • Mitch (dating Phoebe)
  • Riley
  • Ogre
  • Rathmere
  • Fairy
  • Nymph
  • The Wicked Witch of the Enchanted Forest

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Special Musical GuestEdit

Co-StarsEdit

FeaturingEdit

UncreditedEdit

Magical NotesEdit

Book of ShadowsEdit

The Spider DemonEdit

SpiderDemonPage1
An evil creature that emerges from its hidden lair every
hundred years to capture and feed of the most powerful
magical being it can detect. This demon can only be vanquished
by a potion blessed by the Power of Three.

RathmereEdit

A wizard of unknown
age and uncertain origins.
Rathmere once possessed
vast magical powers. He is
credited with more than
500 original spells
and potions and would be a force
to rival any other if not his
mysterious disappearance in 1904
All that remains as evidence
of his existence are his wand
and his legacy of magic.

SpellsEdit

To Reverse the Spell of the Wicked Witch of the Enchanted ForestEdit

Paige cast this spell on a Leprechaun, after the Wicked Witch of the Enchanted Forest made him tall.

You who found me in this bar,
Turn back to who you really are.

PotionsEdit

  • Phoebe made a vanquishing potion for the Spider Demon.
  • She also made a potion as an antidote to the Spider Demon's magic.

PowersEdit

  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze the hospital hallway.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Chris, Paige and Leo.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb a fire extinguisher to attack the Spider Demon. She also used it to knock the Shillelagh three times on the ground.
  • Shapeshifting: Used by the Spider Demon and Chris (as a Spider Demon) to shapeshift into a spider.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper, trying to blow up the Spider Demon, but she dodged her attacks. She later tried to penetrate the Spider Demon's Force Field, but it failed.
  • Demonic Reproduction: Used by the Spider Demon to infect Chris (by scratching him), causing him to turn into a Spider Demon.
  • Power Granting: Used by the Spider Demon to grant Spider Demon powers to Chris.
  • Life Draining: Used by the Spider Demon to drain the life out of Rathmere and Piper (and baby Chris).
  • Clinging: Used by Chris to stick the first aid kit to his hands.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe, trying to see her future with Mitch.
  • Hyper Speed: Used by a Leprechaun to walk faster.
  • Web Projection: Used by the Spider Demon to create webs and to trap Piper in a cocoon and by Chris (as a Spider Demon) to attack Leo, to create webs and to cling Phoebe, Paige and Leo onto walls.
  • Force Field: Used by the Spider Demon to set up a force field around the cocoon which contained Piper. She also used it to protect her lair (after she died, Chris did the same).
  • Flight: Used by the Fairy to fly.
  • Telepathy: Used by the Spider Demon to contact and torture Chris.
  • Voice Echo: Used by the Spider Demon to talk to Chris, without being present.
  • Empathy: Phoebe channeled Chris' emotions.
  • Rainbow Teleportation: Type of Teleportation used by Riley.
  • Luck Granting: Used by Riley to grant luck to Phoebe, Paige and Leo.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by a Nymph and an Ogre.
  • Remote Orbing: Used by Leo orb Piper out of the Spider Demon's Lair.
  • Super Strength: Used by Chris (as a Spider Demon) to throw Leo across the Spider Demon's lair.

ArtifactsEdit

BeingsEdit

Magical BeingsEdit

  • The Spider Demon - A Demonic creature that kidnaps powerful magical beings to feed on them. She infected Chris, causing him to become a Spider Demon as well.
  • Riley, an Ogre, a Nymph and a Fairy - A Leprechaun, an Ogre, a Nymph and a Fairy, who all got cursed by the Wicked Witch of the Enchanted Forest.
  • Rathmere - A wizard who was kidnapped by the Spider Demon.
  • The Wicked Witch of the Enchanted Forest - A Witch who cursed several members of the Magical Community.

MortalsEdit

  • Mitch - Phoebe's date. Phoebe left him on the date, because she saw no future with him.

Notes and TriviaEdit

Charmed 6x1800:22

Charmed 6x18

Spin City WB Trailer

  • The script for this episode can be found, here.
  • The title is probably a reference to the sitcom "Spin City", in which Alyssa Milano guest starred in 2 episodes.
    • This could also be in reference to "Sin City" the nickname for Las Vegas.
  • In the Dutch language, the word "spin" means spider, the episode features a Spider Demon.
  • We learn that there's a way to summon a Leprechaun. By knocking three times on the ground with a shillelagh.
  • When Paige vanquishes the Wicked Witch, she makes a reference to "Ding Dong, the witch is gone".
  • In this episode, Paige is able to telekinetic orb a shillelagh without her hands, just like Prue could move things with her eyes instead of her hands, but Paige nodded her head.
  • When Piper was encased in webs Paige got shocked, just like a Surgeon did when Isis was mummified and when Phoebe was pregnant.
  • In this episode, Piper wonders why she doesn't have a force field like she did when pregnant with Wyatt, but is established that the power was from Wyatt and not a result of carrying a magical child.
  • Chris confirms that is has been six months since his conception date (in The Courtship of Wyatt's Father).
  • Phoebe goes to a café named "Café Le Blue" to meet up with her date Mitch. The café is where the old Quake is located. The flowers that were set up outside, are the same as Quake's, and the sign is almost the same as well.
  • Chris confirms he has an inferiority complex toward Wyatt.
  • This episode scored 3.9 million viewers.
  • This episode confirms Chris' hatred of Leo and for the first time it is explained why, as Leo had not been there for him. 
  • Paige orbs a Fire Extinguisher in a similar way to how Prue telekinetically flung a pole in "Out of Sight".

GlitchesEdit

  • When Phoebe, Paige, and Leo are talking after being stuck to the wall by Chris (note video at top right), you can clearly see the pegs protruding from the wall that Rose is standing on.
  • In this episode, it's again obvious that the kitchen and basement sets don't match up.
  • When The Spider Demon first attacked Piper, Paige and Chris, it's obvious that Drew Fuller pushes Holly's stunt double away, to avoid hurting Holly and her baby.
  • When Chris is fighting Paige and Phoebe and the potion slides across the floor into Paige's hand, the color of the potion changes from blue to orange, and then when she throws it is turns back to blue.
  • When Piper is freed from the cocoon and Leo and Chris are fighting you can see the cocoon Piper was in completely intact hanging on the wall of the cave.
  • If Piper immunized herself and baby Chris with the antidote to cure him, then it would've changed things as Chris would then never have been able to be infected in the first place yet it just cured him.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: La femme-araignée (The Spider Woman)
  • Finnish: Verkon vankina (Tangled in a Web)
  • Italian: Nella tela del ragno (Caught in the Spider Web)
  • Czech: Pavoučí démonka (The Spider Demon)
  • Slovak: Zakliate mesto (Enchanted City)
  • Russian: Ved'ma v pautine (The Witch in Web)
  • Spanish (Spain): La ciudad giratoria (The City Revolving)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Telarañas (Spiderwebs)
  • German: Die Spinne (The Spider)
  • Hungarian: Kerge város (Spin City)

Photo GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

Screen CapsEdit

QuotesEdit

Chris: So I'm okay, right? I mean, mini-me in there?
Piper: All right, I was a little worried about the force field.
Chris: What force field?
Paige: The one she had when she was pregnant with Wyatt.
Chris: Wait, you had a force field with Wyatt but not with me?
Piper: Well, I didn't have one, he had one, it was all his doing.
Chris: Ugh, from the womb? He had powers from the womb? That's unbelievable, its not like I don't have enough of an inferiority complex with him already. Thank you. (sarcastically)
(later)
Paige: He's actually right. Without the Wyatt force-field thing...
Chris: Okay, do you have to keep rubbing that in?
Paige: Aren't there any therapists in the future?

Leo: Damn it!!
Paige: Are Elders even allowed to swear?
Leo: No, but fathers are. Especially ones whose kid tries to kill him.
Phoebe: Well, technically you can't die.
Leo: That's not the point.
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