|Sympathy for the Demon|
|Season 5, episode 7|
November 3, 2002
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- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Julian McMahon as Cole Turner
- Billy Drago as Barbas
- Jennifer Rhodes as Penny Halliwell
- James Read as Victor Bennett
- Ken Marino as Miles
- Troy Blendell as Stimple
- Todd Eckert as Lawyer
- David Grant Wright as Suit #1
- Kim Delgado as Businessman
- Steve Heinze as Heavyset Demon
- Hunter Ansley Wryn as Little Piper Halliwell
Book of ShadowsEdit
Paige had an inferiority complex towards Prue (Barbas started it again by playing on her fear that she wasn't as good as Prue). Paige then tried to cast this spell, to show Piper and Phoebe that she was as good as Prue. It took her some time of practice, but she managed to cast it, despite it being a difficult spell. The entry on this spell was never seen.
- Whither My Love
- Wherever You Be
- Through Time
- And Space
- Take My Heart
- Nearer To Thee
Phoebe probably adapted this spell to Astral Project to Barbas. She said she would adapt the "Astral Projection Spell" to do so. Because she used this spell to Astral Project herself to Cole in the Demonic Wasteland in Witch Way Now?, it can be assumed she was talking about this one.
On Piper's birthday in 1978, an unknown Demon attacked Grams, Victor and Piper. Penny, however, easily managed to vanquish him, using this vanquishing spell. Although an easy vanquish, the attack caused Victor to leave.
- Hellspawn demon,
- creature of death
- Fire shall take your very breath!
After Piper and Phoebe decided not to help Cole, Paige came up with a solution (Barbas suggested it): she created a Power Stripping Potion. He first didn't want to drink it, because he would be powerless against the thing that was after him, but Paige could convince him that whatever was driving him crazy, he then wouldn't be a threat to anyone anymore. After Cole drank it, Barbas managed to absorb Cole's powers. He used them to get back from Purgatory, and thanked Paige for setting him free.
The Charmed Ones created another one for Barbas, but he knocked it to the ground using Advanced Telekinesis. Paige orbed it into his mouth, allowing Cole to regain his powers.
- Fear Projection: Used by Barbas to read his victims' fears, and then creates an Illusion of the fear.
- Suggestion: Used by Barbas to implant subtle thoughts in his victims' minds, causing them to do his bidding.
- Energy Balls: In an Illusion, Cole used this power to kill two men in the elevator. He later attacked Leo with an Energy Ball and created another for Piper. After absorbing Cole's powers, Barbas used this power to attack Cole. Barbas also created an Energy Ball, threatening to kill Stimple. Barbas later attacked Phoebe, but she dodged the Energy Ball, causing it to vanquish several Demons sitting at the table in Cole's penthouse. After regaining his powers, Cole used it to vanquish Barbas.
- Astral Projection: Used by Barbas to astral project from Purgatory to Earth.
- Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Cole, Barbas (after he stole Cole's powers) and Stimple.
- Power Absorption: After Cole drank Paige's Power-Stripping Potion, Barbas managed to absorb Cole's power, allowing him to return to Earth. Cole took back his powers after Paige orbed another Power-Stripping Potion into Barbas' mouth.
- Healing: Used by Leo to heal Cole and Paige (unseen).
- Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo and Paige.
- Pyrokinesis: Used by Barbas (after absorbing Cole's powers) to vanquish a Demon.
- Astral Projection: Phoebe astral projected to Cole's penthouse, using a spell to do so.
- Transformation: Used by Barbas to cover the house with bricks.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper, trying to get out of the Manor and to blow up Barbas. She later tried to blow him up again, but he was immune to it.
- Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by the Hellspawn Demon.
- Fireballs: Used by the Hellspawn Demon to attack Penny, Victor and Piper. Stimple threw a Fireball at Barbas.
- Reconstitution: Used by Barbas to reconstitute after Piper blew him up.
- Molecular Immobilization: Piper tried to freeze Barbas, but he faded out before she could do so.
- Telekinesis: Used by Barbas to deviate Stimple's Fireball.
- Advanced Telekinesis: Used by Barbas to knock everyone down in the attic.
- Crushing: Used by Barbas to crush Piper's blasts.
- Force Field: Used by Barbas to block Phoebe, Cole, Piper and Leo from reaching him.
- Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb the Power-Stripping Potion into Barbas's mouth.
- Barbas - The Demon of Fear. He learned how to Astral Project, and combined with his power of Suggestion, he was able to let people do his bidding. He managed to let Paige make a Power-Stripping Potion for Cole. After he drank it, Barbas absorbed his powers and returned to Earth. He used his new powers to attack the Charmed Ones.
- Heavyset Demon - This demon doubted Barbas's powers and after being called to a meeting with many high-level demons, his doubts get him killed.
- Stimple - In Purgatory, Stimple taught Barbas how to Astral Project. After Barbas gained Cole's powers, they were both set free from Purgatory. Stimple tried to convince Barbas to organize the Underworld, but Barbas wanted to kill the Charmed Ones first. Stimple got killed by Barbas.
- Demon Leaders - Barbas ordered Stimple to summon several Demon Leaders, so he could convince them to unite under his leadership. However, Phoebe interrupted the meeting and caused Barbas to want to kill the Charmed Ones first.
- Hellspawn Demon - This low-level demon shimmered into the manor when Piper was just a little child, attacked Grams, and subsequently was vanquished with a spell.
- Lauren - Lauren was Cole's assistant at his law-firm in San Francisco. Barbas tricked Cole into believing that Lauren was Phoebe and that she knew he was only evil. Cole, outraged, begins to choke Phoebe up against the wall and before it was too late Cole realizes that she is not Phoebe.
- Lawyer and Businessman - The Lawyer was working with Cole Turner and the Businessman on a toxic waste deposition.
- The Suits - Two men were standing in the elevator when Cole rushed in from his meeting. Both of them taunted Cole about being evil and when he thought he vanquished them, he opened his eyes and they were still there--wondering why Cole was acting so weirdly.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- This is Barbas' third appearance. This is also the first time that Paige meets Barbas. Barbas is also the second evil being that all four sisters have encountered. The first being Shax.
- Paige dies for a second time
- This is the second instance where the sisters use a spell to astral project, they later use this spell again in "Something Wicca This Way Goes...?" and revealed that it is written by Prue. The first time a spell was used to astral project was in "Witch Way Now?", however, it was a different spell.
- This episode shares other similarities with Season 7's "Something Wicca This Way Goes...?", in that Barbas is advised against becoming obsessed with revenge, but ignores this advice, which leads to his downfall. In the Season 7 episode, it is Zankou who becomes obsessed with revenge and is able to be vanquished as a result.
- The WB title for this episode is The House of Fear.
- We find out that Paige has Claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces) and that Piper has arachnophobia (a fear of spiders).
- Piper's scream when she sees a spider causes Paige to mock "Demons and Warlocks you can handle but not spiders?", this line is a call back to "Trial by Magic" where Piper used the same line when Paige reacted in fear at the sight of a rat.
- This is the first time that Paige orbs a spilled potion onto a demon, just like Prue did in "Out of Sight" and "All Halliwell's Eve".
- In Season 7, Barbas can throw energy balls, while in this episode he could just do that after stealing Cole's powers.
- Phoebe reveals that she has overcome her previous fear of losing a sister, obviously a result of Prue's death in "All Hell Breaks Loose."
- Piper has arachnophobia and she is afraid that her happiness will never last.
- Phoebe fears that she only falls for evil beings and that she is evil, herself.
- In this episode Paige is claustrophobic (a fear of inclosed spaces) whereas in real life Rose suffers from agoraphobia (a fear often triggered in open spaces).
- This episode scored 4.8 million viewers.
- This is the fourth episode with the word demon in the title.
- At the time of this episode, both Cole and Phoebe have the same fear, that they are evil.
- Towards the end of the episode when Barbas returns to the Manor and holds Leo, Cole, Phoebe, and Piper behind a shield, the Manor no longer has bricks around it however, when the scene goes to Barbas saying, "You're no Prue," you can clearly see in the background that the small window on the wall behind him is still bricked over.
References to other movies, books, mythology etc.Edit
- The title of the episode is probably a reference to the song Sympathy for the Devil, the opening track of the Rolling Stones' 1968 album, "Beggars Banquet".
- French: La peur au ventre (Fear in the "Stomach"/Belly)
- Czech: Pomoc pro démona (Help for the Demon)
- Slovak: Súcit s démonom (Compassion with Demon)
- Russian: Vozvrashcheniye Barbasa (Barbas' Return)
- Spanish (Spain and Latin America): Simpatía por el demonio (Sympathy for the Devil)
- Serbian: Simpatije Za Demona (Sympathy for the Demon)
- German: Barbas (Barbas)
- Italian: Il ritorno di Barbas (The Return of ~)
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