|Season 2, Episode 7|
|A Collector attacking Eric.|
|Air date||November 18, 1999|
|Written by||Sheryl J. Anderson|
|Directed by||Mel Damski|
|Misha Collins||Eric Bragg|
|Dean Norris||Collector #1|
|Jim Antonio||Collector #2|
|Eddy Saad||Ben Bragg|
|Marcelo Tubert||Museum Tour Guide|
|Lochlyn Munro||Jack Sheridan and Jeff Sheridan|
That Old Black Magic
|For a complete plot of They're Everywhere, go here.|
Prue and Piper give in to their fears that the men in their lives may be Warlocks and cast a “Mind-Reading” spell to find out the truth. Meanwhile, a group of brain-zapping Warlocks called "The Collectors" are after Eric, who has translated ancient tablets that contain all historical events in the past and future. Eric destroys the actual stone tablets, storing the knowledge to his own mind and becoming prey to the “Collectors”, who want the power of the tablets. Using Eric’s father as bait, the "Collectors" lure Eric to them and zap Phoebe when she tries to help out. Prue and Piper use their ability to read each others mind and trick the warlocks into zapping each other right out of existence. Luckily, Prue and Piper learn their recent flames are not warlocks, although Jack has been playing tricks on Prue with his twin brother. Piper takes a romantic leap of faith and heads off for the weekend with Dan.
Characters in bold appear for the first time in the series.
- Prue Halliwell
- Piper Halliwell
- Phoebe Halliwell
- Dan Gordon
- Jack Sheridan
- Jeff Sheridan
- Eric Bragg
- Ben Bragg
- Collector #1
- Collector #2
- Museum Tour Guide
Book of ShadowsEdit
- To Extract Knowledge is before the Masselin page. (Prue mentions this page later)
- The Masselin page is before the To Lure an Evil Spirit page.
- The To Lure an Evil Spirit page is before the "Famous Books" page.
- The Famous Books page is before the To Hear Secret Thoughts page.
- Prue flipped past the "A Spell to Invoke the Power of Three" page.
- The Collectors :
- An unknown entry on this breed of Warlock exists, but all that is known of its contents is:
- ...their hunger for knowledge is your ally.
Prue and Piper cast the To Hear Secret Thoughts spell to find out whether Dan and/or Jack were warlocks. They ultimately reversed the spell. A blue candle for each person casting the spell is needed.
- As flame lights shadow
- And truth ends fear
- Open locked thoughts
- to my mind's willing ear
- May the smoke from
- this candle into
- everywhere creep
- Bringing innermost voices
- to my mind in speech.
- Blinking: Type of Teleportation used by the Collectors.
- Premonition: Phoebe received a Premonition of the Collectors absorbing Eric's knowledge.
- Elasticity: The Collectors had elastic fingers, which they used to absorb others' knowledge.
- Knowledge Absorption: Used by the Collectors to absorb their victims' knowledge. They also used it to fully or partially restore their victims' knowlegde
- Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Dan, the Collectors, Eric and Jack and Jeff Sheridan. She also froze Dan and his car.
- Regeneration: Used by the Collectors to regenerate after Eric shot them.
- Telekinesis: Used by Prue to fling the Collectors and to move Eric away from one of the Collectors. She later moved the dagger back into her hands and the Collectors closer to each other.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Darryl doesn't appear in this episode.
- Prue learns that Jack Sheridan has an identical twin named Jeff.
- The location used for the convalescent hospital was also used in Season 3 as a psychiatric hospital in Primrose Empath.
- The museum used at the beginning of the episode is the same used in the movie Spiderman 1.
- After getting her memory erased, Phoebe forgot what happened in the last three weeks. She tells her sisters that the last thing she remembers was the Halloween Party. This episode was aired on the November 18, 1999, so somewhere after The Devil's Music and before She's a Man, Baby, a Man!, they had a Halloween party.
- When Prue and Piper cast the spell to hear people's thoughts, they briefly displayed a form of Telepathy, the first instance this power was seen on the show.
- Piper and Paige use a similar method to vanquish two members of the Triad in Engaged and Confused: Piper freezes both after one starts throwing a fireball, Paige moves the other one in front and Piper unfreezes him, causing the first Triad member to vanquish the second. The first one is vanquished by Piper afterward by blowing him up.
- With the map destroyed and the memories of Eric and his father erased, the location of The Akashic Records was forever lost.
- This episode scored 5.6 million viewers.
- Misha Collins who plays Eric stars on the CW's Supernatural alongside Mark Sheppard who also appears on Charmed in the episode Witches In Tights.
- Prue says that the Athame came from the Rowe Brothers, but that is impossible, since the athame vanished when Greg Rowe was vanquished.
- When Piper freezes the Collector about to attack Prue from behind; when she steps away, she walks straight through the Collector's arm.
- (Piper and Prue vanquish the Collectors by making them drain each others brains)
- Piper: They really shouldn't have tried to give us the finger.
- (In Piper's bedroom. She's putting clothes in a bag. Prue runs in.)
- Prue: Ooh, ooh, ooh! I think Jack's a warlock.
- Piper: Who?
- Prue: Jack, uh, Jack Sheridan. The internet auction guy I met, remember. I went to go get coffee, he was standing in front of me and then I went straight to the news stand and 'wham!' he was right there reading a magazine.
- Piper: So he went from one place to another in a blink of an eye. So, you think he blinked?
- Prue: Well, yeah, that's what warlocks do, right? Where's Phoebe?
- Piper: She's volunteering at the convalescent hospital.
- Prue: Great. Wait, you have to know if there's a warlock test.
- Piper: How would I know?
- Prue: I mean, well, you are a warlock magnet.
- Piper: Am I never gonna live Jeremy down? You know, you had that Rex and Hannah thing at work.
- Prue: Okay, fine, you've got them in your love-life, I've got them at the water-cooler.
- (Phoebe enters.)
- Phoebe: (thinking) Stay calm, calm down. Book of Shadows, needles and warlocks, and Eric’s in trouble, find out who, find out what.
- Piper: The hospital hottie?
- Phoebe: What?
- Prue: Uh, how’s Eric? Did you see him today?
- Phoebe: Why’s the Book of Shadows down here, girls?
- Prue: Jack blinked.
- Piper: And Kit hissed at Dan.
- Prue: Right, and we think that they may be warlocks, so we were looking for a test so we could test them.
- Phoebe: (thinking) Hello, paranoid.
- Piper: We are not.
- Prue: ... able to find a spell in the Book of Shadows.
- Phoebe: Well, just prick him. Warlocks don’t bleed, so if there’s no blood you’ve got your answer.
- Piper: (thinking) Who knew?
- Prue: (thinking) Phoebe did. The spell, don’t tell her.
- Piper: (thinking) Shouldn’t we reverse it?
- Prue: (thinking) Not until we really…
- Phoebe: Are you two okay?
- Eric: I gotta get my father outta there.
- Phoebe: No, wait, Eric.
- Eric: He’s stuck in the hospital and Dr. Stone’s in on it.
- Phoebe: Eric, it is not about your father anymore. It’s about you. Especially if they think you know how to find the Akashic Records.
- Eric: Try and stop me. (Phoebe grabs his arm and she flips him and he lands on his back on the floor. She sits on top of him.) How?
- (Prue enters.)
- Prue: Entertaining guests I see.
- Phoebe: Hi! (Eric tries to get up.) Piper, could you help me out a little?
- (Piper freezes Eric.)
- French: Les Sorciers Sont Partout (Warlocks are Everywhere)
- Czech: Jsou všude (They're Everywhere)
- Polish: Oni są wszędzie (They're Everywhere)
- Slovak: Sú všade (They're Everywhere)
- Italian: La voce del pensiero (The Voice of Thoughts)
- Spanish: Están por todas partes (They're Everywhere)
- Spanish (Latin America): Están por todos lados (They're Everywhere)
- Hungarian: A gondolatolvasás igézete (The Fascination of Mind-Reading)
- Portuguese (Portugal): Estão em Todo o Lado (They're Everywhere)
- Brazilian Portuguese: Eles Estão em Todo Lugar (They're Everywhere)
- Russian: Oni povsyudu (They're Everywhere)
- Finnish: Velhoja ja vainoharhoja (Warlocks and Paranoids)
- German: Die Akasha-Rollen (The Akashic Records)
- Serbian: Oni su Svuda (They're Everywhere)
That Old Black Magic
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