|Styx Feet Under|
|Season 7, episode 5|
|Piper as an Angel of Death.|
October 10, 2004
|For a complete plot of Styx Feet Under, go here.|
Paige casts a protection spell on an Innocent when Sirk, a Demon-Mortal Hybrid, tries to kill him, being a relative, to become fully demon. The spell goes wrong and the Innocent can't die. The spell blocks all deaths, and the Angel of Death recruits Piper to catch up the damage the spell has done. While Piper collects the souls of the dead, Paige and Phoebe must protect Harriet Casey, who's pregnant with Sirk's last relative.
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris
- Nick Lachey as Leslie St. Claire
- Simon Templeman as Angel of Death
- Zack Ward as Sirk
- Michael Milhoan as Arthur Casey
- Ely Pouget as Harriet Casey
- Eddie Velez as Detective
- Katie Wagner as Reporter
- Kerr Smith as Kyle Brody
- Charisma Carpenter as Kyra
- Eddie Kehler as Coroner
- Naveen as Doctor
- Beans Morocco as Elderly Man
- Christopher Carroll as Older Man
- Paige casts a Protection Spell on Arthur Casey. The spell kept him alive, even when Sirk's energy ball made a hole in his belly.
- Paige made a Vanquishing Potion for Sirk, which killed both his demonic and human half.
- Energy Balls: Used by Sirk to attack Arthur Casey, Kyra and Harriet Casey.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blast Sirk.
- Rising: Used by Sirk to get back on his feet after Piper knocked him down.
- Electrokinesis: Used by Sirk to attack Piper and Paige and to kill Paige.
- Fireballs: Used by Sirk to attack Arthur.
- Telekinetic orbing: Used by Paige to redirect Sirk's Fire Ball.
- Shimmer-Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Sirk and Kyra.
- Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige and Leo.
- Dark Wisping: Type of Teleportation used by the Angel of Death and Piper (as Angel of Death).
- Soul Absorption: Used by the Angel of Death to claim the souls of dead people, but Paige's spell blocks all deaths. After the spell was lifted, he (and Piper) could continue to collect souls.
- Conjuration: Used by the Angel of Death to conjure Death's List.
- Necrokinesis: Used by the Angel of Death to kill Piper.
- Portal Creation: Used by Angels of Death to open portals to the Afterlife.
- Divination: Used by Kyra to show Sirk the future, using her Pool.
- Sensing: Used by Sirk to sense if Harriet Casey really was pregnant.
- Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by Sirk.
- Telepathy: Used by Sirk to telepathically contact the Charmed Ones.
- Power Absorption: Sirk absorbed the powers of his victims. After killing Paige, he got the ability to enter Magic School.
- Healing: Used by Leo when he tried to heal Paige, but it failed since she was already dead.
- Premonition: Phoebe received a premonition in which she saw Sirk attacking Harriet in Magic School.
- Thermal Balls: Used by Sirk when he wanted to kill Harriet.
- Telekinesis: Used by the Angel of Death to fling Sirk through the portal to the Afterlife.
- Scrying Crystal - a magical pendant used for scrying. Piper scried for Arthur Casey after he ran off, but Paige's protection spell protected him. After the Angel of Death lifted the spell, Piper was able to find him (dead).
- Death's List - A list with all the names of people who died and those who are about to die.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The trailer for this episode makes it look like Agent Brody uses the help of Kyra, although they will meet for the first time in Witchness Protection.
- Phoebe has her first Premonition since her active powers were taken away in Crimes and Witch-Demeanors - this means she only has two more to get back: levitation and empathy. She regains her powers back in Season 9.
- Piper dies for the seventh time in this episode.
- Paige dies for the eighth time in this episode.
- Alyssa Milano was fighting a cold during that episode.
- Simon Templeman previously appeared as the Angel of Death in the season 3 episode Death Takes a Halliwell and will later appear in the season 8 episode Vaya Con Leos.
- When Piper collects the old man's soul, they go to the ghostly plane, which is where Piper and Leo were trapped and conceived Chris in the season 6 episode The Courtship of Wyatt's Father.
- To comply with the rule that only people to die soon or already dead are able to see the Angel of Death, there are two possible explanations of why many persons that didn't ultimately die could see him or Piper (on her role as Death): he wanted to be seen; or the fact that Paige actually died, Phoebe and Harriet both were on the list, Piper was recruited by him, and Leo was an Elder at that time.
- Piper is the only Charmed One to have become a Neutral being, an Angel of Death.
- Death's list contains the names of many Charmed crew members.
- One of these crew members, Star Fields, also appeared in the yearbook in Hyde School Reunion.
- This is the final season 7 episode to have the Avatars be absent until after Charmageddon.
- The title of the episode may be a reference to the phrase "six feet under", combined with "Styx", the mythical river of the Underworld that forms a boundary between the living and the dead.
References to other movies, books, mythology, etc.Edit
- The title is a reference to the river Styx, which is the river that the dead must cross in Greek Mythology to reach Hades' realm of the Underworld and the popular HBO drama series Six Feet Under, about a family that runs a funeral home.
- In the beginning when you see Piper and Paige sitting in the car talking on their cell phones, Paige has hers in her right hand. You can see she has a ring on one of her fingers. In different shots the ring is gone.
- When Piper and the old man got to the ghostly plane, and the doors of the room opened, one can see something on the floor behind one of those doors, probably the leg of the person who opened the door. On the next shot, it's not there anymore.
- When Phoebe throws the potion at the demon in Magic School, the demon dies, but Magic School is supposedly protected, so that nobody on the grounds can die.
- At the end of the episode, when Phoebe and Leslie are talking, you can clearly see the boom mic and the crew member carrying it reflected on Paige's car window.
- When Arthur passes out on the couch, the lamp behind the sofa falls down and breaks. But in the next shot the lamp is still there, even shaking a bit. When the Angel of Death points to Arthur, the lamp is gone.
Behind The ScenesEdit
- Paige: You know, it's okay. I cast a protection spell on the innocent, so it should be all right.
- Piper: Excuse me? You did what?
- Paige: I cast a protection spell, because, you know, you can't keep watching them all the time.
- Piper: Paige, protection spells backfire. That's why we don't use them.
- Paige: Don't worry about it. I got the spell from my best grad student. I'm all over it.
- Piper: Well, you better be, because the chaplain's on the move.
- Paige: Okay, long story short. Um...Death has temporarily recruited Piper.
- (Piper holds out her hand and a parchment appears.)
- Piper: And now I have to collect all the souls on this list before the coroner starts cutting up my body.
- Phoebe: Cutting up your body?
- Piper: Autopsy.
- (Phoebe gasps.)
- Sirk: You can't be taking her seriously.
- Phoebe: Dude, you're dead. Start acting the part.
- Angel of Death: This has been quite a remarkable day. Even for me.
- French: La mort lui va si bien (Death Becomes Her)
- Italian: Sorella morte (Sister Death)
- Czech: Cesty do záhrobí (Journeys to Other World)
- Slovak: Pod zemou (Underground)
- Spanish (Spain): El ángel de la muerte (Angel of Death)
- Spanish (Latin America): Tratos con la muerte (Negotiation with Death)
- German: Todesengel (Angel of Death)
- Hungarian: Halál Bt. (Death "Bt.")
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