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The Lost Picture Show
Season 8, episode 7
Paige, Sam and Agent Murphy notice a doctor (Vaklav) wearing old boots.
Episode Information

November 06, 2005

Written by

Andy Reaser

Directed by

Jonathan West

Production Code


Episode Guide

Kill Billie Vol. 1


Battle of the Hexes

"He hasn't aged a day. I don't understand it either, Paige, but I gotta believe that whoever or whatever made him disappear 50 years ago doesn't want him found now. Which is why I need your help."
Sam talking to Paige about J.D.

The Lost Picture Show is the 7th episode of the eighth season and the 163rd overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of The Lost Picture Show, go here.

Sam comes to Paige for her help. One of his charges disappeared 50 years ago and now he's back, but he hasn't aged one day. With Agent Murphy's help, they try to figure out who's behind this, while Piper and Leo are dealing with their own problems: they switched bodies, thanks to a Soothsayer. Meanwhile, Phoebe comes up with a new idea to get the daughter she foresaw.


  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Billie Jenkins
  • Sam Wilder
  • Agent Murphy
  • Vaklav
  • J.D. Williams
  • Soothsayer
  • Elderly Father
  • Wendy
  • Nurse
  • Businesswoman and businessman

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Magical NotesEdit


  • Billie made a Scrying Potion to scry for her sister.
  • Leo (in Piper's body) was working on a potion with an unknown effect.


  • Projection: Used by Vaklav to trap his victims in his collage and let them out of it. The Soothsayer used it to switch Piper and Leo's bodies.
  • Fireballs: Used by Vaklav to attack J.D., agent Murphy and Piper. He also used it to kill J.D.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Sam and Paige.
  • Nature Enhancement: Used by the Soothsayer to revive some roses.
  • Regeneration: Used by Vaklav to self-heal after agent Murphy shot him.
  • Shimmer-Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Vaklav.
  • Healing: Used by Sam to heal J.D.
  • Sensing: Sam sensed the pain of future Whitelighters trapped in Vaklav's collage.
  • Apportation: Used by Vaklav to apport and send away his camera.
  • Psychokinesis: Used by Vaklav to ring his shop bell without being present.
  • Telekinetic orbing: Used by Paige to orb a tripod against a wall, trapping Vaklav between its legs.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to deviate Vaklav's Fireball.
  • Vaklav frees J.D. from his collage.
  • Vaklav creates a Fireball to attack J.D..
  • Sam orbing in.
  • The Soothsayer revives some roses.
  • Vaklav creates a Fireball to attack agent Murphy.
  • Vaklav regenerates after agent Murphy shot him.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading out.
  • The Soothsayer switches Piper's and Leo's bodies.
  • Sam healing J.D..
  • Sam orbing in.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading out.
  • Sam senses the pain of future Whitelighters trapped inside Vaklav's collage.
  • Vaklav apports his camera.
  • Sam is trapped in Vaklav's collage.
  • Vaklav sends his camera off.
  • Vaklav psychokinetically rings his shop bell.
  • Paige orbs a tripod against the wall, trapping Vaklav between its legs.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading out.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading in.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading in.
  • Vaklav kills J.D. with a Fireball.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading out.
  • Vaklav shimmer-fading in.
  • Vaklav throws a Fireball at Piper.
  • Piper blasts the Fireball back at Vaklav.
  • Sam orbing in.
  • Sam orbing out.


  • The Book of Shadows - The Halliwell Family's magical tome. In addition to spells and potion recipes, the Book of Shadows contains information on warlocks, demons, and other supernatural beings. It was created by their ancestor, Melinda Warren, and was passed down every generation.
  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for Scrying. Billie used it to scry for her sister and Paige used it to scry for her father. They both failed.
  • Vaklav's Camera - A magical camera used to trap people in pictures.

Notes and TriviaEdit

Charmed 8x0700:20

Charmed 8x07

The Lost Picture Show WB Trailer

  • The title is a reference to the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show" featuring Cybill Shephard.
  • This is Scott Jaeck's third and final appearance as Sam Wilder on the show. He previously appeared in season 2 ("P3 H2O") and season 5 ("Sam, I Am"), making Paige's comment that he only shows up "every three years" true since he was in seasons 2, 5, and 8 (though she couldn't know that since she didn't see him in season 2). Also, Sam makes an appearance in issue 11 in Charmed comics Last Witch Effort, which takes 3 years after this episode.
  • Leo and Piper switch their body for the first time, but they've switched their powers twice before in "Love Hurts" and "Siren Song". Additionally, this episode is similar to "Siren Song" in that it involves Piper and Leo having marital problems and having something of theirs swapped (in this case, their bodies) that leads to them seeing the other's perspective.
  • This is the third and final episode in the series to include a storyline about body swapping. The first was "Enter the Demon" (Phoebe and Paige) and the second was "Freaky Phoebe" (Phoebe and Imara).
  • The trailer for this episode does not mention Vaklav or even Sam, just Piper and Leo switching bodies.
  • This is the second time Piper and Leo visit a marriage counselor/therapist, in the series. The first time was in "Cat House".
  • The Segway Scooters that the police officers are riding were withdrawn from the market in 2003 by Segway, and they are in fact banned from use in San Francisco.
  • This episode takes place on November 6th, 2005.


  • Cigarettes don't set off smoke detectors.
  • San Francisco has banned Segway scooters from their sidewalks 5 years ago.
  • When Paige is talking to Leo about him and 'Phoebe' walking around on pins and needles for over a week - she should have said Piper instead.
  • This episode takes place on November 06, 2005, but this is impossible because in Death Becomes Them (the second to last episode of Season 7), they are getting ready to celebrate Chris's first birthday, which would be on November 16, 2005.


Episode StillsEdit

International TitlesEdit

  • Spanish (Latin America): El Fotógrafo (The Photographer [male])
  • Spanish (Spain): La última fotografía (The Last Photograph)
  • French: Le protégé (The Protected/~ [male])
  • Slovak: Stratená koláž (The Lost Picture Show)
  • Czech: Ztraceni ve fotografiích (Lost In Pictures)
  • Italian: Una foto per sempre (A Photo Forever)
  • German: Bitte lächeln (Please Smile)
Previous Episode:
Kill Billie Vol. 1
Next Episode:
Battle of the Hexes
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Comics: Season 9 - 10

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