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Written by: Brad Kern
Season 6, Episode 02
Episode Number: 113
[Scene: Alley. The criminal Darryl put in his car is still there. He is so angry from waiting so long that he is trying to kick down the bars between the front and back seats. A portal opens up near by and Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Darryl walk out of it.]
Phoebe: Be careful, Darryl's body.
Darryl: Thank you. Is he... I mean, am I still alive?
Leo: We've gotta go back and get Piper.
Phoebe: How? By force? She won't come, she's withdrawn.
Paige: Plus we can't go back now.
Leo: But we can't just leave her there.
Phoebe: Leo, they're not gonna hurt her. They need her to get to us.
Darryl: Listen, about my body...
Paige: Oh, I'm sorry, you can just step right back in.
Darryl: That's it? Even though I'm still solid.
Paige: You're still a spirit, trust me.
Phoebe: Okay, we gotta go figure out what to do. Thanks again.
(Phoebe, Paige and Leo orb out.)
Darryl: Don't mention it. (Darryl walks over to his body and crouches down above it. His spirit is sucked back into his body. He jumps up. A portal opens up in front of him and three warriors walk out.) Great. That's just great.
(The warriors throw Darryl across the alley and he lands hard on his car.)
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Phoebe, Paige and Leo orb in. Chris walks into the room.]
Chris: Geez, it's about time, I was starting to get wor... Where's Piper?
Leo: You son of a bitch! (Leo punches Chris in the face and pushes him against the wall.) Why'd you do it?
Chris: Do what?
(Leo throws him across the room.)
Paige: Leo, stop it!
(Chris starts to orb out but Leo grabs him and throws him across the room, hitting a cabinet.)
Phoebe: Leo, enough! This hostility is killing me.
Paige: What is wrong with you? You been playing Gladiator too long?
Leo: You didn't tell them did you?
Phoebe: Tell us what?
Leo: That he was the last one to see me. Right afterwards I was mysteriously trapped in Valhalla.
Chris: Oh, so what, that makes me responsible? Is that what you're saying?
Paige: Okay, why would Chris do that?
Leo: Why else? To get rid of me.
Paige: That doesn't make sense.
Leo: Doesn't it? He manipulated things so I could become an Elder. Forced me out of the house, didn't he?
Chris: So you could save the world.
Phoebe: Alright, Leo, I know how upset you are. And by know, I mean I literally know. But you're way off base here. Chris has been the model Whitelighter since you've been gone. He's done nothing but good.
Paige: He's sent us after so many demons, if anything, he's been too good.
Phoebe: He's the reason we were able to save you.
Chris: You're welcome.
Leo: Where'd you get the pendants?
Leo: Alright. Alright. I'll let it go for now. So where's Wyatt? Can I see him?
Paige: No, you can't, he's staying with Sheila until we can figure out how to rescue Piper.
Phoebe: Which is gonna be hard because she doesn't want to be saved.
Paige: Well, if we're gonna save her, it's gonna have to be as witches, not as Valkyries. (They pull off their Valkyrie necklaces and they return to their normal selves.) Book of Shadows?
Phoebe: Got it.
(They head for the attic.)
[Scene: Valhalla. Cave. Piper, Freyja, Mist and Kara are there. Piper is sitting on a chair. Mist is standing beside her waving her arm in front of Piper's face.]
Mist: She's Valkyrie. It's not pure. Deep inside I sense...
Kara: I told you, she came with the other witches, she has to be one too.
Mist: But it's very faint, I can barely read it.
Kara: Still, she helped to escape the warrior, didn't she?
Mist: Yes, but she didn't escape with them.
Kara: Maybe they left her behind.
Mist: Why would they do that?
Kara: Because they would've been caught if they hadn't.
Freyja: Either way she'll be a value to us. She wouldn't be the first witch to convert. And if she has, then we've gained a powerful sister. But if it is just a spell and she's not truly one of us, then we'll use her to lead us to the other two. After all, we can't have anybody knowing where to find us and risking what we do, now can we?
Kara: What about the warriors who followed them? Aren't you concerned about them being exposed?
Freyja: They're well trained. They'll know how to avoid it. Besides, hopefully they'll find the witches and take care of the problem for us. What do you think about that?
(Piper stands up.)
Piper: I think that if they don't, we will.
[Scene: Street. Outside a Warehouse. It's dark. The three warriors are there and have just killed several innocent men.]
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Chris are there. Paige is looking at the Book of Shadows.]
Chris: I don't understand. Why don't we just storm the place and find her? It's not like we don't know where she is.
Leo: Because they'll be expecting you, that's why. It'll be suicide.
Chris: We got you out safely, didn't we?
Leo: But it cost us Piper.
Phoebe: Okay, you guys, would you knock it off? I'm still reeling from Piper's emotions, I don't need this.
Phoebe: So how's it going?
Paige: I am almost done. Um, I don't mean to burden you with my emotions but I don't quite see how reversing the memory spell's gonna help.
Phoebe: Piper needs to believe she's a Valkyrie because it's too painful for her to be herself, way too painful, believe me. I almost passed out back there.
Chris: Well, then believing she's a Valkyrie is the perfect option. To serve the greater good they're always in control. And they don't have to deal with pain or loss.
Phoebe: Well, that's why we have to make Piper believe she's Piper again. Because if we don't get her back mentally, it won't matter if we get her back physically.
Paige: Okay, but Piper wasn't exactly back before the spell either.
Leo: What do you mean?
Paige: Well, that little magical whammy you performed on her kind of, um, backfired.
Phoebe: Yeah. You see, after you left, Piper was really...
Paige: Chipper. Yeah. Incessantly, increasingly, annoyingly chipper.
Phoebe: What she said.
Leo: I was supposed to make her feel less pain, I guess with me not around to pull it back a little bit, she got happier and happier.
Paige: Uh, no, psychotically chipper.
Chris: Way to go.
Phoebe: Oh, I swear my new power is going to drive me crazy.
Leo: You'll get the handle of it, just be patient.
Phoebe: Are you sure? Because I remember Prue almost being destroyed that time she was an empath.
Leo: Well, she wasn't supposed to become one, you are. Maybe all this with Piper has made it happen a little sooner but you can handle it, I know you can.
Phoebe: I just wish I knew how to turn it on and off. I feel like I'm at the mercy of everyone else's feelings and it sucks.
Paige: Bright side? Maybe you can actually find out how Jason feels about you.
Phoebe: Yeah, but what if it's not good news?
Paige: Then you dump him before he dumps you. (Phoebe laughs.) Uh, I think the spell's finished. (The doorbell rings. Oscar barks and runs in.) Oh, great.
Leo: You got a dog?
Paige: No, I got a career.
Chris: Sore subject, don't ask.
(Oscar barks again.)
Paige: Alright, I'm coming.
(Phoebe and Paige go downstairs.)
[Cut to the foyer. Phoebe and Paige open the door. Darryl is standing there with cuts and bruises on his face.]
Phoebe: Oh my god, Darryl, what happened?
Darryl: I think I just got attacked by Attila the Hun.
[Scene: Valhalla. Piper, Freyja and Mist are sitting in front of a beautiful waterfall. Kara comes rushing over.]
Kara: Freyja, I need to speak with you. (They stand up.) In private.
Freyja: You can speak freely.
Kara: The warriors have followed the witches. They've killed civilians.
Kara: I don't know. But they turned off the locators.
Piper: What does that mean?
Mist: They're trained to do that. When the final battle between good and evil begins.
Kara: We have to stop them.
Mist: But how can we? We have no way of finding them in the city.
Piper: I'm from the city. I can help you find them.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Phoebe, Paige, Leo, Chris and Darryl are there. Leo is healing Darryl.]
Leo: Feeling better?
Darryl: Yeah. Thanks, it's good to have you back.
Leo: Thanks for helping me get back.
Chris: Ah, don't mention it.
(Phoebe hits Chris on the leg.)
Phoebe: How long after we left did the warriors show up?
Darryl: Not long. Maybe a couple of seconds.
Phoebe: They must have followed us from Valhalla.
Paige: Great. That means they're after us now.
Darryl: Except they didn't hang out long enough to ask me where to find you. Granted I was looking through swollen eyes but they just seem lost and confused.
Chris: So what, they just took off?
Darryl: Thank goodness they did because...
Phoebe: We should have never put you in that situation. We should have come up with another way.
Darryl: Forget it. You know, it worked.
Chris: Yeah, for you maybe. What about the next poor guy that runs into those warriors? They're trained killers.
(Oscar jumps into Paige's lap.)
Paige: Yeah, but they only kill evil.
Chris: He's not evil.
Leo: Chris is right. Not everything is black and white in this world. Warriors can't always tell the difference between good and evil.
Phoebe: What do we do?
Leo: Well, we need to find them fast.
Darryl: That shouldn't be too hard, they're gonna stand out. Even to San Francisco.
Leo: Which is why we need to move fast. If they're exposed, so are the Valkyries.
Paige: You're awfully forgiving considering everything they put you through.
Leo: They still have a noble purpose to perform. Keeping their secret is key to them fulfilling it. Besides, it's not the Valkyries fault that I ended up there.
(He glances over at Chris.)
Chris: Which bring us back to the warriors.
Phoebe: And let's not forget about Piper.
Leo: Maybe we should split up. You should go to the police station. They're gonna show up on the radar screen in a big way.
(Darryl's pager beeps.)
Darryl: You know what, the officer's paging me anyway.
Leo: Alright, make sure you're the first cop on the scene, we might need you to buy us some time.
Phoebe: Uh, maybe I should go to the newspaper and do the same thing.
Leo: Good idea. Paige...
Paige: I should take Oscar home before I get fired.
Leo: You're kidding, right?
Paige: No, I promised the temp agency I'd have him back in the morning and, huh, it's the morning. Listen, before you say anything, you've been gone, some things have changed and one of those things is that I am determined no more than ever to have a life separate from being a witch.
Leo: Fine. But now?
Paige: Yeah. I've already done the reversal spell, can't do it without Piper and we don't know how to get her, so, I'm just an orb away if you need help.
(Paige leaves the room.)
Phoebe: Let her go. It might seem silly to you but it's important to her, I know.
Chris: See, it helps to be an empath.
Phoebe: No, it helps to be a sister. And while we're on that subject, we have to come up with another plan to get Piper out of Valhalla.
Leo: She's right. Let's go.
(Leo grabs Chris's arm.)
(Leo orbs out with him.)
[Scene: Valhalla. Cave. Two warriors walk in.]
Leo's Voice: Come on, in here.
(Leo and Chris walk in.)
Warrior #1: Who goes there?
Leo: What's the matter? Don't your recognise me?
Warrior #1: Leo. But we heard that the witches had broken you out.
Leo: Disinformation. Enemy's favourite tactic, don't fall for it again.
Warrior #1: Right, sorry. It's just that everyone's a little on edge, especially since the alert's been sounded again.
Leo: I know. I caught the intruder. Where's Freyja? She'll want to question him.
Warrior #1: She's not here. She went after the warriors in the city.
Leo: And the new Valkyrie, where's she?
Warrior #1: They took her with her.
Leo: Alright, then I'll have to question him myself. (Leo grabs Chris and throws him in the cage.) Alone.
(The warriors leave. Leo gets in the cage with Chris and shuts the door. He picks up two swords.)
Chris: What are you doing? Leo, what's going on?
Leo: I am gonna get the truth out of you one way or another. No sisters around here to help you this time. No orbing, no way out. (Chris trips over a skull.) Just you and me.
(He throws the sword at his feet.)
Chris: You're joking, right? I mean, shouldn't we be getting back to fill in Phoebe and Paige and find Piper?
Leo: I already lost Piper. Pick it up.
Chris: You know, this isn't funny anymore. This isn't very Elder-like either.
Leo: Being trapped here for five weeks and fighting for my life has changed me a lot. Pick it up.
Chris: Forget it. (Leo kicks up a shield and Chris catches it. Leo attacks him and he falls to the ground.) I didn't do it. (Chris tries to get up and Leo knocks his sword out of his hand. Leo holds his sword up to Chris's throat.) You can't kill me, I'm a Whitelighter.
Leo: No? Then why are you sweating? I'm gonna find out the truth. I'm gonna find out who did this to me, I promise. Right now we're gonna go catch up with Phoebe and Paige and have a little chat with the Elders.
[Scene: Outside the Warehouse. Police have arrived at the crime scene. Piper, Freyja, Mist and Kara walk out of a portal in a nearby alley.]
Kara: This was the last place they were before they turned off their locators.
Freyja: Why did they do this? This is not what we're training them for.
Piper: Maybe they were confused by all the evil in the city. It's everywhere.
Mist: Then how do we find them before they hurt anybody else?
Piper: I could scry for them.
Kara: You mean like a witch can?
Freyja: What do you need?
Piper: Something of the warriors. The knife.
(A knife disappears out of the dead man's stomach and reappears in Freyja's hand.)
Freyja: Anything else?
(A biker guy walks out of the back door of one of the buildings.)
Biker Guy #1: Well, hells bells, what have we got here? (He laughs.) What, is there a Xena convention in town or something?
(He laughs again. Kara steps forward.)
Kara: On your knees.
Biker Guy #1: Excuse me? I got a better idea. How about you get on your knees instead.
(Kara stretches out her arm and the Biker Guy falls to his knees. She moves closer to him.)
Kara: Who are you to speak to us that way.
Kara: You don't command us. We command you. (Piper walks over to Kara and pushes her arm down.) How dare you.
Piper: This isn't Valhalla. You don't have dominion over men here.
(The biker guy runs back inside.)
Freyja: Then how do you train them? How do they take orders?
Piper: They don't, they do what they want. (The biker guy comes back out with about a dozen other bikers following him, wielding weapons.) You know, I have an idea of how we can blend in better.
[Time lapse. Piper, Freyja, Mist and Kara are sitting on the bikers' motorbikes wearing leather clothes. They start them up and drive off, passing tied up bikers. The drive down the street past the crime scene. Darryl looks over and notices Piper.]
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe walks in talking on her cell phone.]
Phoebe: A motorcycle, Darryl? Are you sure? That just is so not Piper. Leo did say that she might be back. Alright, I'll call Paige and you keep an eye... (Jason walks into the room.) Oh my god. (She holds up her phone in front of her face trying to hide behind it. Jason spots her. She puts the phone back against her ear.) Let me call you back, let me call you back. (She hangs up.) Jason! Hi! What are you doing here?
Jason: Who me? I own the place.
Phoebe: Right. I work here, that's why I'm... (Jason walks up to her and kisses her passionately. Everyone in the office stops work and stares.) Wh-What was I saying?
Jason: Did you forget I was flying in today?
Phoebe: No. Of course I didn't forget that you were flying back today. Just a little scattered, that's all. (She laughs, flustered.) Is the air conditioning not working in here or what?
Jason: Uh, it feels fine to me. Phoebe, you look great, really. I like your hair.
Phoebe: Thanks. I like yours too.
(They walk into Phoebe's office.)
Jason: Uh, listen, I was gonna go home, unpack, take a shower. But, uh, I was hoping that maybe later we could get together and have some dinner, you know. I know we didn't have anything planned officially but, you know, I was thinking that... (Phoebe grabs Jason and kisses him passionately.) I'm gonna take that as a yes then.
(Phoebe steps back.)
Phoebe: Oh, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no.
(Jason walks closer to her and she moves away, around her desk.)
Jason: No? Alright, uh, I just really missed you, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Oh, I know, I can tell. (She backs right around her desk with him following her.) It's just, uh, it's very hard. I-I mean, hard to explain, that kind of hard. You know, not the other kind of hard, you know. Am I making any sense?
Phoebe: No, no, don't come any closer, it'll just get harder. (She turns to face the door. He comes up behind her and kisses her neck.) Oh, god. I-I-I c-c-can't. P-P-P-Piper.
(She gives in, turns around and kisses him. Jason looks up and sees the whole office looking in from the hallway. He closes the door. They all groan in disappointment.)
[Scene: Warehouse. The three warriors are there. The Valkyries and Piper ride in on the motorbikes. The warriors pull out their weapons. Freyja gets off the bike.]
Freyja: No, wait, it's me. You're making a mistake. (Piper, Mist and Kara get off the bikes too.) This is not the final battle, we've come to take you back to Valhalla.
Warrior #2: What do you think?
Warrior #3: I think the enemy wears many masks.
(The warriors attack.)
[Scene: Street. Paige is taking Oscar for a walk. She's talking on her cell phone.]
Paige: Well, you're the agency. How could you not know they were leaving town? They abandoned their dog. That, that is animal cruelty, okay? No! I-I can't take care of the dog. I've got responsibilities, pressing ones too. And besides, I need to make a statement to my family. This is not helping here. Hello? Hello? (She hangs up.) What am I doing? (Oscar barks.) Okay, I've just got to trust the universe, things happen for a reason. (Neighbour dogs bark.) What is going on here?
Male Voice: Bad ass fight, that's what.
(Paige looks around.)
Paige: Who said that?
Male Voice: Whoa, wait, you mean you can here me? (Paige looks down at Oscar. He's talking.) Well, hallelujah, it's about time.
Paige: Please don't tell me you're talking to me.
Oscar: Are you kidding? I've been trying to get your attention for two days now. I'm in serious trouble here.
Paige: Okay, it's okay, Paige. You've dealt with weirder things than this. Maybe, maybe my powers are just advancing, maybe I can understand animals now.
Oscar: Oh, please, give me a break. Until you accepted that there might be a reason you got this job, you weren't gonna be open to helping me.
Paige: Help you do what?
Oscar: Reverse an evil witch's curse and make me human again. Come on, if I'm evil too, it won't work, you know that. What have you got to lose?
Paige: Well, it's a good point. This day couldn't get much suckier. Okay, here goes. Uh, "I call upon the Halliwells, I call our powers to undo this spell, make right again that we must, reverse the curse that made this mutt."
(Oscar turns into a tall, good looking guy.)
Oscar: That's better, thanks.
Paige: Alright, don't mention it. As long as you don't hump my leg anymore we'll be cool.
Oscar: Yeah, sorry, it's just what dogs do when they like someone.
Paige: Oh, that's very sweet. So, why did an evil witch turn you into man's best friend, anyway?
Oscar: Well, it's kind of complicated. Let's just say there's a million reasons. But let me help you. All those dogs out there? They're barking because there's some serious magic in the air. The kind of magic you might be looking for.
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe's office. Phoebe and Jason pop up from behind her desk. They put their clothes back on.]
Phoebe: I am so sorry. I didn't mean for that to happen.
Jason: Why not? Why are apologising? You were unbelievable.
Phoebe: Oh, please don't say it. Just don't.
Jason: Well, it wasn't just you, you know.
Phoebe: Oh, yeah, I know, I just, I, uh, wasn't myself, that's all.
Jason: I don't understand.
Phoebe: Yeah, I know you don't and that's okay. (She walks to the front of her desk.) As long as you stay on that side of the room everything should be fine. It's the only way I really know what I'm feeling.
(She sits on a red couch.)
Phoebe: Please, please, please, please, don't.
Jason: Hey. What's the matter? You can talk to me. We like each other, Phoebe, you don't have to be afraid of that. I'm not gonna hurt you.
Jason: Really. Come here.
(She gets up and hugs him. She gets a vibe.)
Phoebe: Oh, no, not again!
Phoebe: What do you mean what? Don't think I don't know.
(There's a knock at the door. Phoebe opens it.)
Paige: Excuse us. You got a minute?
(Paige pulls Phoebe out into the main office.)
Paige: What is the matter with you? Weren't you supposed to be...
Phoebe: Okay, you don't have to yell at me because I can sense how mad you are.
Paige: Okay, just because you can sense doesn't mean I can't vent.
Phoebe: Where are we going right now?
Paige: To find Piper.
Phoebe: Do you know where she is?
Paige: Yeah, a little doggy told me.
[Scene: Mechanic Shop. The warriors are fighting with the Valkyries. One of the warriors throws Kara down onto a car. He jumps down beside her. Piper jumps up onto another car and grabs onto a long chain hanging from the roof. She swings across to Kara and just before the warrior can stab Kara, Piper kicks him out of the way.]
Piper: Come on, get up.
(Kara looks at Piper, shocked. They continue fighting. Piper uses a Valkyrie power and a hub cap floats to her. She uses it as a shield. Phoebe and Paige orb in nearby.)
Phoebe: Ooh, way to go Piper! (Paige hits her arm.) What? She's good.
(Piper knocks down one of the warriors and notices Phoebe and Paige.)
Piper: I'll take care of them.
(She walks towards them.)
Phoebe: Reverse the spell! Reverse the spell!
Paige: Alright. Uh, "Spell was cast, now make it pass, remove it now, don't ask me how."
(Piper waves her arm and Paige flies across the room.)
Phoebe: Well, it serves you right. What kind of spell was that? Okay, Piper, I know why you'd rather be one of them. It's because you don't wanna feel pain. But you have to feel the pain because if you can't feel the pain, then you can't feel the good stuff either, you know? Right?
(Piper kicks Phoebe and Phoebe lands on the floor.)
Paige: Oh, and that was so much better.
(A car screeches outside and then Darryl runs in wielding a gun.)
Darryl: Freeze! Drop your weapons!
(The warriors and Valkyries stop fighting. One of the warriors pulls out a dagger.)
(The warrior throws the dagger at Darryl and Piper freezes it just in time. Darryl turns around and looks at the dagger. Freyja opens a portal.)
Freyja: Now do you believe me? Go, get in. (The warrior grabs the dagger out of mid-air. They step into the portal.) Piper, let's go.
(Freyja and Mist steps into the portal.)
Paige: Piper, don't go.
(Piper rushes over to the portal and Kara and her step into it.)
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Phoebe, Paige, Leo and Chris are there.]
Phoebe: There's gotta be a way to get Piper out of there. I know it.
Paige: Well, unfortunately the reversal spell as you so kindly pointed out didn't exactly help Piper remember who she was.
Phoebe: What do the Elders think?
Chris: They think it had to be a demon who stuck Leo in Valhalla.
Leo: But they're not sure.
Chris: Still, it's their leading theory.
Paige: Guys, this is about Piper.
Leo: Actually, the Elders believe that your new power is key to helping save Piper.
Phoebe: My new power? How do they figure? All it's done is make things worse.
Leo: There's a reason you received it. They... We believe it's to help save Piper. So what exactly did you feel the last time from her?
Phoebe: Not much.
Paige: You said you felt something familiar, little things.
Phoebe: Well, I mean, obviously I felt pain... and desire... to help.
Paige: Well, she helped Darryl and that wasn't with her Valkyrie powers that was with her Charmed powers.
Chris: The witch within must still be alive.
Leo: And that's how you're gonna reach her.
Phoebe: Yeah, but how? I mean, just because I can feel some glimmer of Piper's feelings doesn't mean she can. She's completely cut off from them.
Chris: Wait-wait-wait, hold it. Isn't there a spell in the book that allows somebody to feel what you feel? Which in this case will be Piper feeling what you're feeling Piper should be feeling. Did that make sense?
Paige: Um, frighteningly it did. What about that spell I used on Cole last year. The one to make him sense whether or not you loved him. I could reword it for Piper.
Phoebe: Actually, that's worth a shot.
Chris: Problem is you still have to get close to her to try it and that's not gonna be easy.
Paige: Yeah, especially with Piper's powers.
Leo: Maybe I could orb you.
Phoebe: No, Leo, you're the reason she's in this emotional cocoon, you need to stay far away from her. No offence.
Paige: Well, then the question is how do we get close enough to her without her kicking our butts?
Phoebe: I can use my new power to counteract hers.
Chris: How do you figure?
Phoebe: Well, our powers are emotion based, right? If I can channel Piper's feelings, why can't I channel her powers and then use them against her.
[Scene: Valhalla. Rainforest. Piper is walking down the path. Phoebe and Paige come out of the bushes. Piper stops.]
Piper: What are you doing here?
Phoebe: We're here to take you home.
(Piper uses her Valkyrie power and Paige flies sideways.)
Paige: Why does she always pick on me first?
(Phoebe stares Piper in her eyes. Piper tries to use the Valkyrie power on Phoebe but it barely works. Piper looks at her, confused. She tries again but nothing happens. Phoebe waves her arm and Piper flies backwards. She does it again.)
Phoebe: Paige, now!
Paige: "Open Piper's heart to reveal, that part which only Phoebe feels, send it back from whence it came, but don't protect her from the pain."
(Red sparkly lights leave Phoebe's body and then hits Piper's body. A dozen or so Valkyries run out of the bushes and surround Phoebe and Paige.)
Piper: No, wait.
Freyja: Did they harm you?
Piper: No, they helped me. I know what you do here, I understand its purpose so you can trust that your secret is safe. But I think it's time for me to go home.
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Night. Phoebe's standing outside Jason's office out of sight. Jason is sitting in his office. They're on their cell phones.]
Jason: Jason Dean.
Jason: Hi, Phoebe. I was starting to get a little worried. Did you get all my messages?
Phoebe: Yeah, I did and I'm sorry I didn't call you back but...
Jason: Let me guess, something came up? You are a mysterious woman, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Is that a bad thing?
Jason: No, it's a good thing. Except for when I'm trying to figure you out.
Phoebe: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'm having a hard time figuring myself out these days.
Jason: I'm glad. I mean, I'm, you know, not that you're having trouble, it's just that it's not about me. It's not about me, is it?
Phoebe: No, it's not about you. It's just that, uh, my feelings have been a little mixed up lately.
Jason: Well, long distance relationships are not easy.
Phoebe: No, they're not.
Jason: So am I gonna see you again before I leave?
Phoebe: Ah, I want to, I really do but I'm not so sure that's a good idea.
Jason: I understand. That's a lie, I don't. It's just that my favourite advice columnist once wrote that it's important for guys to be more understanding. So how am I doing?
Phoebe: You're doing great, really great.
Jason: So should I call you?
Phoebe: Yeah, you better call me. Have a safe flight.
(They hang up.)
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Chris is there cleaning up the broken cabinet. Paige walks in all dressed up.]
Paige: Hey, Chris. What are you doing?
Chris: Wow, you look amazing.
Paige: Thank you. Um, leave it, I'll help you clean it up tomorrow.
Chris: It's okay, I don't mind. It's the least I can do.
Paige: What do you mean, the least you can do?
Chris: You know, for fighting with Leo.
Paige: He attacked you, don't worry about it.
Chris: Yeah, I know, like I said, it's cool.
(Phoebe walks in through the front door.)
Paige: Hey. Guess it didn't go that well with Jason?
Phoebe: Well, I went all the way down there to talk to him and then I figured maybe it wasn't such a good idea that I even see him. At least not until I can control my new power.
Paige: Judging by how its been going it might be just a little bit.
Phoebe: I know, but what am I supposed to do? I'm gonna have to figure out how to use it sooner or later. And until then I'm just gonna stay away from horny men.
Paige: Huh, good luck.
Chris: Well, at least your power helped save Piper. That's gotta be a good thing, right?
Paige: Yeah, we'll help her with what she's going through though.
Phoebe: But at least she's going through it now. And that is a good thing.
Paige: Yeah, well, let's hope. Well, I'm off to see Oscar.
(Paige heads for the door.)
Chris: Whoa, wait. Oscar the dog?
Paige: Yeah, he's having a bit of a tough time adjusting. I don't really want him roaming the streets by himself. Especially since I am the one who rescued him. You know, I was having trouble with the whole idea of that temp agency thing. But I'm kind of digging it now, it's alright.
Phoebe: Wait, wait, about Oscar.
[Scene: Manor. Piper's room. Piper is there sitting on a couch with Wyatt. Leo knocks on the door.]
Piper: Who is it?
Leo: It's me.
Piper: Come in.
(Leo walks in.)
Piper: You want to hold him?
Leo: Are you kidding? (Piper stands up holding Wyatt. Leo walks over and takes Wyatt from her.) He's gotten so big.
(Leo puts him in in his playpen.)
Leo: Look, Piper, I wanna say I'm sorry for taking away your feelings.
Piper: Leo, you don't have to apologise. I know that you were just trying to help me, I do. And it wasn't your fault, you weren't around to take the spell away.
Leo: Well, it's somebody's fault, and I'm gonna find out whose. The other Elders want me to stick around until I do. To make sure nobody's targeting us again.
Piper: So you're still an Elder then?
Piper: Um, I need to ask you a favour.
Piper: I need some space from you. I mean, who knows this might actually turn out to be a good thing for me in the long run. I might be able to live some semblance of a normal life. Not being married to an angel. I get why you have to leave, Leo, and I understand that you can't ignore your calling, but I do have to deal with it somehow. With being alone, with being a single mother, and I can't really do that with you hanging around the house. I'm sorry. Leo, please, I need this.
(Leo kneels down beside Wyatt.)
Leo: I won't be far. (to Piper) You deserve a normal life, Piper. I really hope you find it.
(He orbs out.)