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Written by: Alison Schapker & Monica Breen

Season 4, Episode 18

Episode No. 84

[Scene: The underworld. Cole, a dark priest and four guards walk into a large dark room. Dozens of torches are lit around the walls and a book is sitting in the middle of the room on a stand.]

Dark Priest: The unique guard will take their places along the aisle. Then precisely at midnight we'll begin the ritualistic chant. And then you will be escorted in for the ceremony.

(The dark priest walks over to the book and opens it up.)

Cole: It's been a while hasn't it?

Dark Priest: Five hundred years give or take a decade. (He turns to a page which reads "Votum Sanguinis".) Ah, here it is. The oath. Upon completion of the oath, you will be given the full powers of the underworld.

Cole: Will I feel different after?

Dark Priest: Perhaps. Those that came before you described it feeling it being... complete.

Cole: Have any of them been half human?

Dark Priest: No. This is a first. Now it's time for you to begin your preparations. Your guards will show you to the vestibule.

Guard #1: This way.

(Cole and the guards walk down a corridor. A wizard hides behind a rock, watching them. As they pass, the wizard comes out from behind the rock and taps his staff twice on the ground. A clone of guard #1 appears beside him.)

Wizard: Arrest me.

[Cut to the large room. The priest bookmarks the page with a ribbon and closes the book. Guard #1 pulls the wizard into the room.]

Dark Priest: What's going on?

Guard #1: Found him outside.

(The priest walks over to the wizard.)

Dark Priest: A wizard. Well, well. Aren't you supposed to be extinct?

Wizard: One of us is alive and well.

Dark Priest: Not for long. Did you really think you could stop the coronation all by yourself, wizard?

Wizard: I didn't come for the coronation. I came for the revenge.

(The wizard hits the priest between the legs with his staff. He falls the floor. The priest uses telekinesis and the wizard flies across the room.)

Dark Priest: (to clone guard #1) What's the matter with you? Stop him! (The guard just stands there. The wizard tries to grab the book and the priest uses telekinesis and it slides away from him. The real Guard #1 runs in.) It's an illusion.

(The wizard and the clone guard disappear. Cole and three other guards run in.)

Cole: What the hell is going on here?

[Scene: An elevator. Piper and Paige are there, on their way to Phoebe's apartment.]

Paige: Cole's a demon again, that is what's going on.

Piper: Do you want us to lose a sister, because that's exactly what's gonna happen if you blurt it out like that. Besides, we only know that Cole is dealing with demons, not that he is a demon.

Paige: If he looks like a demon and walks like a demon...

Piper: That's ducks, that's not Phoebe's husband. The love of her life, her best friend...

Paige: Alright, I get your point, woman.

Piper: Look, this isn't gonna be easy for her to hear, especially since she's happier than she's ever been.

(The elevator opens and they see Phoebe standing near the window.)

Paige: Or not.

Phoebe: Hi. Come on in.

Piper: Phoebe, what's the matter? You look...

Phoebe: Terrible? Yeah, I haven't slept in a couple of days.

Piper: Why? What's the matter?

Phoebe: Uh, you guys should probably sit down.

Paige: That's funny, we were just coming to ask you to do the same thing.

(Piper and Paige sit at the table.)

Phoebe: Okay, so, what I'm about to tell you is really big. We're talking huge.

Paige: See, she knows.

Phoebe: Knows what?

Piper: Uh, you tell us.

Phoebe: Uh, okay, I-I'm, uh... I'm pregnant.

Piper: You're what?

Paige: Oh my god, from Cole?

[Cut to the underworld. Cole cuts the head off Guard #1.]

Cole: (to another guard) Find the wizard or you're next.

Opening Credits

[Scene: Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there.]

Phoebe: I don't even understand how this could've happened. We were being so careful. It's the last thing I expected right now.

Paige: (to herself) Just wait.

Piper: Does Cole know?

Phoebe: No, not yet. I should've told him, I know, but I didn't know how to. Besides, I don't want him to think that I'm not happy about it.

Piper: Are you?

Phoebe: I don't know. I mean, part of me is obviously. I love Cole. But then there's another part of me that's scared to death. I mean, there' so many changes and it's all happening so fast. I'm not sure I'm ready for this.

Piper: Oh, honey, you should've told us when you found out, and then you wouldn't have to go through it alone.

Phoebe: I know, but I wasn't sure how you would feel about it.

Piper: Me? Why?

Phoebe: Because I know how hard you and Leo have been trying.

Piper: Oh, honey, this doesn't have anything to do with me, it has everything to do with you. And-and I'd be thrilled to be an aunt. Don't worry about me.

Paige: So when are you gonna tell Cole?

Phoebe: I don't know. He's got so much on his plate right now, you know, with starting his new job and everything.

Paige: You're gonna have a lot on your plate too, more than you realise.

Piper: Yeah, like how many hours he's gonna be working and that he's not gonna be home a lot.

Paige: That's not what I'm talking about, Piper.

Phoebe: What do you mean, Paige?

Piper: It can wait.

(They hear the elevator.)

Phoebe: Oh, god, that's Cole. He can't know I told you before I told him. Hurry, outta here, orb.

Paige: I thought Cole had a no orbing policy.

Phoebe: No, he doesn't want you orbing in, he doesn't mind you orbing out.

Piper: Now.

(Paige orbs out with Piper. Cole walks in.)

Phoebe: I thought you were at work.

Cole: I thought you were in bed. Are you feeling better?

Phoebe: Much. Thanks. Well, I gotta go, baby, you know, deadlines.

Cole: But I got you something to eat.

Phoebe: Sorry. I'll call you later.

(Phoebe grabs her bag and heads for the elevator.)

Cole: Phoebe, what's wrong?

Phoebe: Why? What makes you think there's something wrong?

Cole: Because every time you lie I can see your wisdom teeth.

Phoebe: We'll talk tonight.

Cole: Phoebe...

Phoebe: Please, Cole, not now.

(The elevator door opens and Phoebe walks in.)

Cole: I'm worried.

Phoebe: Well, don't be.

Cole: Well, I am, damn it. What's the matter?

Phoebe: I'm pregnant.

Cole: You're what?

Phoebe: We'll talk later.

(The elevator doors close.)

Cole: I'm gonna be a daddy.

[Cut to the manor. Parlor. Piper and Paige are there. Leo orbs in.]

Leo: What is the emergency?

Piper: Phoebe is pregnant.

Leo: What? Really?

Paige: Yeah, I think she deserves to know she's carrying a demon child, don't you?

Piper: You don't know if Cole is a demon.

Paige: You don't know he's not.

Piper: Well, okay, we'll do some more digging and-and we'll find some solid proof.

Paige: No, I think she deserves to know now, Piper.

Piper: She doesn't need the stress, Paige.

Paige: Even if she's in danger?

Piper: Cole would never hurt her. He couldn't even hurt her when he was a demon.

Paige: Are you willing to bet her life on it?

Leo: Okay, do you want my advice or don't you?

Paige: Depends on what side you're on. And if you take hers, it better not be because you're sleeping with her.

Wizard: Help! (The wizard appears.)

Piper: Whoa.

Wizard: Please, you've gotta help me.

Piper: Help you? Who are you? (A guard appears and throws an energy ball at the wizard, vanquishing him. Piper blows up the guard.) Wh-? What an idiot. Doesn't every demon know by now who's house this is?

(The wizard appears in the conservatory.)

Wizard: Not every demon. Fortunately for me.

Paige: But he just vanquished you.

Wizard: No, not me. An illusion. One of my little tricks. Comes in handy for saving my life and what not.

Leo: You're a wizard?

Wizard: In the flesh, for lack of a better term.

Piper: Wait a minute, you just tricked us into vanquishing one of your enemies.

Wizard: My enemies are your enemies.

Paige: Says you. Leo, friend or foe?

Leo: I don't know, I've never met a wizard before. Only heard about them.

Wizard: Please, give me a little credit. (He walks into the living room and they follow.) Why would I seek out the Charmed Ones if I were evil?

Piper: Okay, look, you need to stand still or you're gonna go poof like your friend in there.

Wizard: Oh, you're the touchy one aren't you? I've heard about you. Peeper?

Piper: Piper.

Wizard: Whatever.

Leo: What do you want?

Wizard: Revenge. On the Source. For slaughtering my kind centuries ago. And for that I'll need your help.

Piper: Well, maybe you haven't heard. There's a new Source. The old one is dead.

Paige: Yeah, we already kicked his sorry ass.

Wizard: He didn't die. He was reborn into a new sorry ass. Wait, that didn't come out right.

Piper: Are you kidding me? After everything we went through, he found an escape hatch?

(The wizard taps his staff twice on the floor and a whole cooked chicken appears. He pulls off a drumstick and starts eating it.)

Wizard: Our only chance to stop him will be tonight before he receives his full powers at the coronation.

Paige: Tonight? How do we do such a big job in such short notice?

Wizard: We'll steal the Grimoire.

Paige: Oh, what's that?

Leo: Evil Book of Shadows.

Wizard: The Source has to lay his hand on the book as he says the oath, otherwise he doesn't get his powers.

Piper: So we steal a little book and we stop the Source? What's the catch?

Wizard: The catch is it's protected in a secret chamber by his best guards. Now, I know how to get there but I can't fight them alone. What do you say? Partners?

(Piper freezes him.)

Piper: I so don't trust him.

Leo: Alright, I'll check with the Elders, see what they know. You better get Phoebe. In case he's right, you're gonna need the power of three.

(Leo orbs out.)

Piper: I'll go get her.

Paige: No, no, you've got the fire power, you stay here, I'll go.

Piper: Alright, but no spilling the beans on Cole. Not until we decide to.

Paige: Scouts' honour.

(Paige leaves. Piper unfreezes the wizard.)

Piper: Just so you know, one false move and you're toast.

(The wizard thinks for a moment and then taps his staff. The drumstick turns into a piece of toast.)

Wizard: Got any jam?

Commercial Break

[Scene: Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Cole is looking at a baby shopping website on his laptop. The website is playing a lullaby for its background music. Cole is humming along.]

Julie's Voice: Is the witch home?

Cole: Uh, no.

(Julie shimmers in.)

Julie: Good. I thought you'd like an update. As you ordered, the priests have stepped up security on the Grimoire. So far the wizard has been our only breech. What is that dreadful music?

Cole: Oh, uh, nothing.

(He turns it off.)

Julie: Baby shopping, sir?

Cole: (happily) Yes, as a matter of fact I was. Phoebe's pregnant.

Julie: Oh. That's wonderful news, but I don't understand why you're...

Cole: Oh, just keeping up appearances, you know. Try to act like any normal father-to-be. For Phoebe.

Julie: But Phoebe's not here.

Cole: Is there anything else you need to update me on?

Julie: May I speak handedly? I'm worried about you. I'm worried that the witch's influence on you is too great. That the baby will make the pull of love even greater.

Cole: Oh, if you're worried about the coronation.

Julie: I'm worried about after the coronation. The next nine months to be exact. When the bond between you and Phoebe will grow. And your whole humanity within will weaken, unless...

Cole: Unless?

Julie: Unless you allow the Seer to perform her dark magic. Allow me to carry your baby.

Cole: What?

Julie: You won't need the witch anymore. I can be your queen.

Cole: Are you out of your mind?

Julie: I am trying to save you. The underworld will not tolerate a leader who's conflicted any sign of weakness and you're not gonna survive.

Cole: Are you threatening me?

Julie: I'm reminding you. Of your future, your destiny. Neither of which include the witch.

(Julie shimmers out. Cole bangs the laptop down on the glass table, shattering it.)

[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe's office. She's on the phone.]

Phoebe: Yes, of course I am aware that there is a deadline but Elise threw my column out at the last minute. Oh, oh, how hard can it be to write an advice column? Let me show you how hard.

(She slams the phone down and knocks off her cup of coffee. Paige walks in.)

Paige: Bad time?

Phoebe: Yes. Uh, no, whatever. What is it?

Paige: Uh, well, we, uh, we need the power of three.

Phoebe: What? Now? Can't it wait?

Paige: Cliff notes version, we didn't kill the Source like we thought, he was just reborn. And now if we don't help a wizard stop him from getting coronated tonight, he becomes all powerful. Shall we?

Phoebe: So let him get coronated.

Paige: Sorry?

Phoebe: Well, why not? What's the worse that can happen?

Paige: Uh, besides all hell breaking loose on earth? What's wrong with you?

Phoebe: I don't know. I'm just, I'm having a really bad day right now. Okay, uh, I'll meet you at the manor but I have to find Cole first and fill him in.

Paige: No, you don't need to do that. Besides, he's so busy being Mr. Hot Shot lawyer guy and all.

Phoebe: Okay, Paige, what's your problem with Cole now, huh? Spill it.

Paige: Nothing.

Phoebe: You're lying. I can see your wisdom teeth.

Paige: I don't have wisdom teeth.

Phoebe: Paige.

Paige: Alright, but you're not gonna like it. Alright, remember the vampire that attacked me a couple of days ago? Well, I met him through Cole, at your apartment.

Phoebe: And?

Paige: And? Don't you think that's a pretty big coincidence for an alleged ex-demon.

Phoebe: Alleged?

Paige: Stop being so naive, Phoebe, he's been acting strange ever since he got his new job which for all we know could be a cover anyway.

Phoebe: I don't believe this.

Paige: Face the facts, Phoebe. Cole has gone back to his old ways, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. Piper thinks so too. That's what we were coming to tell you about this morning. I'm sorry. (Phoebe grabs her coat and heads for the door.) Where are you going?

Phoebe: To prove you wrong.

Paige: What about the Source? What about the power of three?

Phoebe: Screw the power of three.

(She leaves.)

[Cut to Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Phoebe walks in, cautiously. She goes over to Cole's briefcase and looks inside. She flips through some papers. She sees the broken glass on the floor and walks to her bedroom door. She opens it and Cole is there tying balloons to their bed.]

Cole: You caught me.

Phoebe: Cole.

(He picks up a bunch of flowers.)

Cole: I love you.

(He hands her the flowers and kisses her and her stomach.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Foyer. Piper and Paige are there.]

Piper: Screw the power of three?

Paige: Those were her words exactly. And then she practically flattened me while storming out of her office.

Piper: Well, that sounds more than just hormones.

Paige: Yeah, she was a little pissed.

Piper: About what? Oh, Paige, you didn't! You told her about Cole?

Paige: She was gonna find out eventually.

Piper: Yeah, when we decided it was the right time to tell her. Now she's probably never gonna speak to us again. You might as well have crowned the new Source yourself.

Paige: Oh, god, I think you're slightly exaggerating.

Piper: No, I am not. We need Phoebe for the plan to work.

Paige: What plan?

Piper: You follow me!

(Piper goes into the kitchen. Paige follows. The kitchen has turned into the large underworld building where the coronation will take place. The wizard, guards and the dark priest are standing there.)

Paige: Alright. Piper, I think I like the other kitchen better. This is an illusion, right?

Wizard: Please, tell me she's not the brains of the family.

Piper: Grimoire, dark priest, body guards, and this mystery man over here is the Source.

(She points to a dummy wearing a black suit but has no face.)

Paige: Oh, first half a face now no face.

Wizard: I didn't get a good look at him.

Piper: Well, it doesn't really matter anyway because he may not even be here. All we want is the Grimoire.

Paige: Alright, what's the plan?

Piper: We learn from his mistakes.

Wizard: Not mistakes. Miscalculations.

Piper: Uh, you didn't have any backup, your illusions didn't buy you enough time and you got caught. I'd call those mistakes. This time we'll go for a bigger distraction and since the bodyguards are already after you, you show up and they're bound to chase after you.

Paige: Thinning out demonic ranks, that sounds good.

Wizard: Easy for you to say, you're not the distraction.

Piper: You'll orb us in, Phoebe and I will keep the demons busy and you'll snag the book.

Paige: Sounds simple.

(She goes to grab the book but the wizard pulls it away with his wand.)

Wizard: Would I come to you if it were that simple?

Piper: It's like the Book of Shadows, only it protects itself from good. So you'll use this sack, we'll put a spell on it so it can hold the Grimoire...

Phoebe: Piper? (Phoebe comes in.) Demon!

Piper: Phoebe, no!

(Phoebe jumps up to kick the dark priest and the illusion disappears. Phoebe lands on the table.)

Phoebe: Hello, confusion.

Wizard: I can't work like this.

Piper: Phoebe, this is the wizard, and that was one of his illusions.

Phoebe: An illusion. (The wizard taps his staff and two women appear beside him and start massaging him.) Um, like those?

Piper: Yeah, don't mind him, he's been at it all day, the pig.

Paige: Not that I'm not happy to see you, Phoebe, but why are we seeing you? Considering how we left it.

Phoebe: I'm not about to shun my wiccan duties, Paige, no matter what.

Paige: But what about what we talked about?

Phoebe: I love Cole, and I trust him even if you guys don't. And we can discuss our problems later, I came here to help you with... Merlin.

Wizard: Please, Merlin was an overrated hack. Tell me he's not the only wizard you people have heard of.

Paige: Well, does Harry Potter count?

Piper: Alright, enough. You can live your life of instant gratification later, after we're done. Get rid of them.

Wizard: You call this a life? (He taps his staff and the women disappear.) This is no life. Illusions are as empty to me as they are to you. They're only a reminder of a reality long since lost. Of a world filled with wizards, of friends, of family. It's all an illusion without family. Help me stop the Source. Help me right this wrong.

[Scene: Underworld. The coronation room. The dark priest and Cole are there.]

Dark Priest: Everything's on schedule. The other priests are preparing the sacrifices as we speak.

Cole: What about the wizard? How do we know he won't make another attempt.

Dark Priest: He's the last of his kind, Sire, I doubt if the risk ----.

Cole: He risked it before, didn't he?

(The wizard stands at the entrance.)

Wizard: Talking about me?

Dark Priest: Guards! After him!

(The wizard runs down the corridor and the guards follow.)

Cole: Something's not right.

Dark Priest: You should leave for you safety now, Sire.

(Cole sees the girls starting to orb in.)

Cole: Protect the Grimoire.

(Cole flames out. The girls orb in. Piper blows up a guard and another jumps on her. Phoebe starts fighting with a guard and the dark priest uses his telekinesis powers on Paige, knocking her to the ground.)

[Cut to the corridor. The wizard runs around a corner. The guards run around the corner and Cole stands in front of them.]

Cole: Stop! Wait.

Guard: But Sire, the wizard.

Cole: He's right behind you.

(The wizard appears behind the guards and zaps them with his staff. They fall to the ground. He points his staff at Cole.)

Wizard: If only you were real.

(Illusion Cole disappears.)

[Cut back to the coronation room. The girls are still fighting with the guards.]

Phoebe: Piper, now! (Piper blows up the dark priest and Paige crawls towards the Grimoire. A guard goes to throw an energy ball at Paige.) Paige, look out!

(She points to the guard and fire comes out of her hands, vanquishing the guard. She looks at her hand in shock.)

Piper: What was that?

Phoebe: I have no idea.

(The wizard runs in.)

Wizard: What are we waiting for?

Paige: Grimoire. (The Grimoire orbs into the sack.) Got it.

Wizard: Let's get out of here.

(The orb out.)

[Cut to the manor. They orb in.]

Wizard: We did it! We got it.

Piper: Yes, and now we are going to destroy it. Paige, go get the Book of Shadows, when need some potions.

Paige: Right.

(She puts the Grimoire on the table and leaves the room.)

Wizard: Wait, destroy it? We might be able to use it.

Piper: For what? It's evil. (to Phoebe) Do you want to sit down?

Phoebe: I think I just want to go home.

Piper: Well, this is home too.

Phoebe: I don't feel good. It just didn't feel right.

Piper: Well, that's probably just because it's-it's new and your power is escalating.

Phoebe: How is it escalating? I levitate, I have premonitions.

Piper: Well, you had fire power in your past life.

Phoebe: I was evil in my past life, remember?

Wizard: Can we get back to the Grimoire!

Piper: No. (Piper freezes him. Phoebe runs away.) Phoebe, wait.

[Scene: Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Cole is staring out the window. He gets mad and smashes the window with his fist. Julie shimmers in.]

Julie: What's the matter? What happened?

Cole: What are you doing here?

Julie: I sensed your pain, I was worried.

Cole: Yeah, well, you should be worried. The Grimoire has been stolen.

Julie: I know.

Cole: You know? How do you know? Have you been spying on me?

Julie: No, of course not.

Cole: Then how? Tell me.

(He grabs her.)

Seer's Voice: From me. (She appears.) I told her.

Cole: Seer. If you foresaw the Grimoire being taken...

Seer: Finding the Grimoire is not your biggest problem. Suppressing Cole is. You're changing, my liege. The human in you grows stronger and at the worst possible time.

Cole: I can handle it.

Seer: How? Your guard is down, you're vulnerable.

Julie: Let me try again.

Cole: Try what? Are you working together to manipulate me?

Julie: No, to save you. To save us.

Cole: Us, there is no us.

Julie: But there could be. And if there were the struggle would end. You'd be free to rule without the witch's love holding you back.

Cole: (to Seer) This is your doing. Did you really think I'd fall for it?

Seer: Leave us. Now.

(Julie shimmers out.)

Cole: I can't believe you tricked me into hiring a seductress.

Seer: I was concerned the baby's influence on your humanity might sway you to the other side.

Cole: Then what? You hoped if I'd gotten laid...

Seer: No, I hoped you'd come to your senses before it was too late. But I wasn't relying on it. This isn't just about you. I helped you put you in position for greatness and I'm not going to let you fail now. It's only the Source that protects you from the Charmed Ones' powers and premonitions. If Cole's love becomes any stronger, it will over power the Source, then you will lose everything. The throne, your wife, your son.

(The elevator dings and the Seer disappears. Phoebe walks in.)

Phoebe: Cole, hi, honey. (She sees the broken window.) What happened?

Cole: Oh, um, there was an accident. Everything go alright with whatever you had to do with your sisters?

Phoebe: The good news is we got what we were after.

Cole: Good, congratulations.

(He starts to walk away.)

Phoebe: Uh, but, uh... I think something really bad has happened to me.

Cole: Wh-what, the baby?

Phoebe: No, the baby's fine. I threw fire. I-I vanquished a demon with it. And it just felt, I don't know, awful. Almost evil.

Cole: Hey, hey, hey, that's impossible. You're the sweetest most loving person I've even known. You don't have an evil bone in your body and you know that. (Cole touches her and she has a premonition of him killing and throwing fireballs.) What? What happened?

Phoebe: Oh my god.

(She runs to the elevator.)

Cole: Phoebe.

Phoebe: Stay away from me.

Cole: Phoebe.

(She gets in the elevator.)

Phoebe: Stay away from me!

Cole: What did you see?

(The elevator doors close.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper has potions lined up on the coffee table. She picks one up and throws it at the Grimoire, which is on the floor. The potion explodes but doesn't harm the Grimoire.]

Piper: Okay. That was the strongest one I had, I don't know what else to do.

Wizard: I'll tell you what to do. Keep it.

Paige: You know, maybe we should go see Phoebe, she didn't look so well.

Piper: Paige, we'll go over there after we destroy this book.

Wizard: I think you're being hasty. The Grimoire could bring us great powers.

Paige: Listen, we already have powers, we don't need evil ones too.

(Phoebe walks in through the front door.)

Piper: Phoebe?

Phoebe: I have to talk to you guys.

Piper: What is it? (Phoebe sits on the couch. The wizard eyes off the book.) You, you stay where I can see you.

Paige: Honey, what is it? What's the matter? Whatever it is, it's gonna be alright.

Phoebe: No, it won't. I had a premonition, and you were right, Cole is evil.

Paige: Oh, honey, I didn't wanna be right.

Piper: What exactly did you see?

Phoebe: Everything. Killing, fireball throwing, working with other demons. Oh, god, Cole is a demon.

Piper: It's okay, Phoebe, just take a breath.

Wizard: What's taking so long?

Piper: Quiet.

Phoebe: I have a baby on the way, and I have this new power. I don't know if I can handle this.

Paige: It's okay, you're not alone, you have us.

(Leo orbs in.)

Leo: Okay, we've got big problems, where's the wizard?

Piper: Shh, in there. We've got big problems in here. Cole, demon Cole. What were you gonna say about the wizard?

Leo: Um, can you handle this right now?

Phoebe: Do I have a choice?

Wizard: What's taking so long?

Piper: Shush!

Leo: Uh, well, according to the Elders, some Wizards are evil and if he is, it's not good.

Piper: I knew it, then he wants the Grimoire for himself.

Leo: Probably. There's a spell in there that can consecrate a weapon and make it strong enough to kill the Source.

Paige: Isn't that a good thing?

Leo: No. If he kills the Source he becomes the Source. And he'll have enough magic to resurrect his people.

Wizard: What's taking so long?

Piper: Wait a minute. (She storms over to the Wizard.) I can't believe we let that slimy Lord of the Rings wannabe use us.

(The illusion wizard and the Grimoire disappear.)

Paige: Another illusion?

Piper: On a loop no less, he was just waiting for an opportunity to take the book.

Leo: We need to get it back fast.

Phoebe: How?

Piper: We gotta go back down to the underworld.

Paige: We couldn't even find the coronation site without the wizard.

Phoebe: What about a summoning spell?

Piper: We'd need his blood.

Paige: Cole. I was just thinking maybe he'd know something, he is a demon after all.

Phoebe: I can't even think about Cole right now let alone talk to him.

Paige: Maybe we could go with you and watch your back.

Piper: That's an awful lot to ask of her right now.

Paige: I know, but what choice do we have? There's gonna be a coronation tonight unless we stop it.

[Scene: Underworld. The coronation room. Dark Priest #2 is adjusting Cole's coat. The Seer is watching near by.]

Dark Priest #2: How's it feel?

Cole: Heavy.

(The dark priest walks away. The Seer moves closer to Cole.)

Seer: Focus.

Cole: What's the point? We don't even have the Grimoire.

Seer: We will. But in the mean time you must keep up appearances.

Cole: But Phoebe...

Seer: Is not your concern at the moment.

Cole: She knows I'm a demon, damn it.

Seer: She will come round in time.

(The priest goes to put a scarf on Cole but he stops him.)

Cole: I can't do this. I have to find her.

Seer: And risk the wizard finding you? He'll kill you. Take your throne.

Cole: He can have it.

Seer: And what do you think your death will solve? Do you really think it'll bring you what you seek? If losing the witch has cost you your will, then I will get it back.

Cole: What do you mean?

(The Seer disappears.)

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[Scene: Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are there.]

Leo: Anything?

Phoebe: He's not here.

Paige: Have you tried his office?

Phoebe: I'm beginning to wonder if he even has an office.

(Julie shimmers in.)

Julie: He does.

Piper: Who are you?

Phoebe: I know who she is. Where's Cole?

Julie: Safe from you.

Paige: Alright, do you wanna punch her or should I?

Phoebe: I should've known all along.

Julie: You've ruined him. Made him pathetic, weak, good.

Phoebe: And I take it you have a problem with that?

Julie: Yeah, I have a big problem with that.

Piper: Uh, Phoebe, what's going on here?

Julie: You're just a means to an end. A way to sire a magical child. But now you're hurting him and I can't allow that.

Phoebe: Oh no?

Julie: No.

(She throws an energy ball at Phoebe and Phoebe levitates up so the energy ball misses.)

Phoebe: Two can play at that game.

(She throws fire at Julie and Julie cartwheels out of the way.)

Piper: Okay, now...

Phoebe: Piper, don't. This is my fight.

(She throws fire at Julie, this time getting her.)

Piper: Phoebe.

(Julie screams and is vanquished.)

Phoebe: Home wrecker.

Paige: Okay, Phoebe, you're scaring us.

Phoebe: What?

Leo: Phoebe, fire throwing is an upper-level demonic power.

Phoebe: Oh my god. What's happening to me?

(Suddenly, she shimmers out.)

[Cut to the underworld. Phoebe shimmers in a cave. The Seer is there.]

Seer: Breathe.

Phoebe: How did I get here?

Seer: Through magic. Dark magic.

Phoebe: Stay away from me.

Seer: Stop me. (Phoebe throws fire at the Seer but it doesn't harm her.) Feels good doesn't it? Or more precisely, evil.

Phoebe: What do you want? What have you done to me?

Seer: What I've done is not important. What you must do now, however is. Your husband needs you by his side.

Phoebe: I don't understand.

Seer: Don't you? You and I share the same gift. We both can sense the truth. From the moment Cole absorbed the Source's power, you've sensed something different about him. Something that's changed him forever. You know the truth.

Phoebe: Cole is the Source.

Seer: Yes. And he needs your help if he hopes to survive. He needs your love. You can't keep fighting it. The maternal bond is too strong, listen to your body, Phoebe. Listen to your unborn son. He takes after his father.

Phoebe: His father lied to me.

Seer: He never lied about his feelings for you. And despite my best efforts he never stopped loving you. (She touches Phoebe's tummy.) Oh, your son was conceived in love, you know that. It's time to stop fighting it. It's time to embrace your new family, your new destiny, otherwise Cole and your son will die. All of demondon will rise up against them to destroy them and you.

[Scene: The coronation room. Cole and two guards are there.]

Cole: Leave me.

Guard: But the coronation's imminent. The wizard...

Cole: Knows that I know. Leave. (The guards shimmer out. The wizard appears and Cole attacks him with a sword. The wizard blocks his attack with his staff. They continue fighting.) I knew you'd come for me. (The wizards drops his staff and Cole points the sword at him.) If you wanted my powers, all you had to do was ask.

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[Scene: Phoebe and Cole's apartment. Cole and the wizard are there. The wizard is looking at a page in the Grimoire.]

Cole: How much longer?

Wizard: Give me a break, will you, this is tricky stuff. It'd be a lot easier if I could do this in friendlier confines.

Cole: There are no friendly confines, not anymore. This had better work or you'll be joining the rest of your kind and not in the way you hoped for.

Wizard: Little tip. Pressure's not the best motivating technique. If you wanna lose the Source's powers, don't rush me.

Cole: Fine, but just so we're clear, once you get the Source's powers I never hear from you again.

Wizard: Understood. Not that I'm ungrateful, but why are you so willing to do this?

(He places some lit candles on the floor.)

Cole: I lost someone I love and I want her back. That's all you need to know.

Wizard: Love? The Source can love.

Cole: Just keep working.

Wizard: I'm done. Now, if the spell's going to work, blood needs to spill. (He picks up a dagger and Cole holds out his arm. He cuts Cole's arm.) Now me. (He cuts his own. Smoke starts to rise from the Grimoire.) "Holus into exitus omne. Holus into exitus omne. Holus into exitus omne! Holus into exitus omne."

(The both rise into the air and they start to glow. The wizard extends his arm and starts to pull the Source out of Cole. The Seer and Phoebe appear.)

Seer: Save him. For your son.

(Phoebe throws fire and vanquishes the wizard. Cole falls to the floor and Phoebe rushes over to him.)

[Cut to the manor. Attic. Piper, Paige and Leo are there. Paige is scrying.]

Piper: Maybe you should go back down to the underworld.

Leo: I already tried, I-I can't sense her anywhere.

Piper: Well, she's gotta be somewhere. Doesn't she?

(The crystal points to a place on the map.)

Paige: Got her.

[Cut to Phoebe and Cole's apartment.]

Phoebe: Are you okay?

Cole: What happened? What did you do?

Phoebe: I vanquished him.

Cole: Oh, but he was our last chance.

Phoebe: No it wasn't.

(Piper, Paige and Leo orb in.)

Paige: Oh, thank god we found you.

Phoebe: It's too late.

Leo: What do you mean? What are you talking about?

(Phoebe picks up the Grimoire.)

Paige: Hey, I thought only evil could touch that book.

Phoebe: That's right.

Piper: Phoebe, what's going on?

Phoebe: I'm embracing my new destiny.

(Phoebe and Cole flame out.)

Piper: What the hell was that?

Seer: That was the Source. And his queen.

Piper: You did this, you poisoned her.

Paige: Maybe we should just vanquish you.

Seer: You can't. Not without the power of three.

(The Seer disappears.)

Paige: I can't believe this is happening.

Piper: Leo, where'd she go?

(He tries to sense her.)

Leo: I can't sense her. They must be in the underworld.

Piper: Okay, so, orb us down there and we'll drag her home kicking and screaming.

Paige: There is no way we can find the coronation site without the wizard.

Piper: I don't care, we can't just leave her there.

Leo: We don't have a choice, we'll have to find another way.

[Scene: The coronation room. The coronation is about to take place.]

Cole: Are you sure about this? You're giving up your life.

Phoebe: My life is with you and our baby. We'll be strong together. After all, we're family.

(They kiss.)

Cole: I love you.

Seer: It is time.

Phoebe: We're ready.

(They walk towards the dark priest and he opens the Grimoire.)


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