|Witch Way Now?|
|Season 4, episode 22|
|The sisters listen to the Angel of Destiny's offer.|
May 16, 2002
|For a complete plot of Witch Way Now?, go here.|
When the Angel of Destiny offers the sisters a chance to relinquish their powers and lead normal lives as a reward for vanquishing The Source of All Evil, their decision is put on the back burner. The sisters try to avoid an FBI agent who has them under surveillance, while also dealing with Cole's calls for help, who is trapped in another realm, holding onto his love for Phoebe. At the end of the episode, Piper gets some great news.
- 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
- Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris
- Dakin Matthews as Angel of Destiny
- Leslie Grossman as Phoebe's Assistant
- Bruce Campbell as Agent Jackman
The Book of Shadows
- With the flame of a candle,
- light a personal object of the person you wish to
- find and place it into a ceremonial bowl along with
- the scrying crystal and other personal belongings.
- Before the flame subsides, let the wax from the
- candle drip onto the crystal.
- Once consecrated, scry with the crystal for the
- one who is sought.
- Magical beings that
- possess the knowledge of all things.
- They serve as keepers of the Grand
- Design and bear the responsibility of
- maintaining that the future plays out
- as it is destined.
- Whither My Love
- Wherever You Be
- Through Time
- And Space
- Take My Heart
- Nearer To Thee
- Return thy Love
- Wherever she Be
- Through time and Space
- Bring her Back
- To Me
- Possession: Used by Cole to possess a medium to reach Phoebe.
- Hovering: Used by Leo to hang a picture frame.
- Temporal Stasis: Used by the Angel of Destiny to freeze time and by Cole to slow down Phoebe and Jackman.
- Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper is an attempt to freeze the angel, attempt to freeze Jackman which only worked the first time), to freeze Selena and her guards and attempt to freeze the fire.
- Sparkling: used by the angel to teleport.
- Orbing: Used by Leo and Paige to teleport.
- Fading: Used by Cole to teleport.
- Telekinesis: Used by Cole to switch Phoebe and Jackman and later by the angel when he teleported out the door.
- Amulets that protect against witchcraft. Jackman used these amulets to protect himself against the sisters' powers.
Notes and Trivia
- This is the first time since Prue died that Astral Projection is used on the series.
- Together with "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 2", these are the only season finales that don't feature or mention Prue.
- This is the fifth episode with the word 'witch' in the title.
- At the time of filming, there was actual construction work going on outside the Manor, since they couldn't postpone the episode, the writers incorporated the construction work into the script.
- Phoebe already mentioned the "To Find a Lost Love" spell in "Wrestling with Demons".
- Dakin Matthews, who portrays the Angel of Destiny in this episode, guest starred on the show House. In the same episode, Lori Rom, who was the original Phoebe Halliwell in the Unaired Pilot, also guess starred.
- This episode scored 5.2 million viewers.
- This is the first time Phoebe identifies with not wanting to be a witch anymore as a result of all that she and her sisters had lost over the last 4 years. Since the first episode of Charmed, Phoebe has been the most enthusiastic about being a witch compared to her sisters, stating it's something you're born with. This continues to be a plot line in the Season 5 premiere "A Witch's Tail, Parts 1 and 2" and reoccurs again in the Season 8 première episode, "Still Charmed and Kicking", where she is more willing to take on a new identity, in order to lead a life free of demons again.
- There was a deleted scene where Leo and Darryl searched the witch hunter's office and they got caught.
- The Angel of Destiny continues the "door closing tradition" of the Charmed season finales by magically shutting the door as he leaves.
- This is the only episode that was written, produced and directed by Brad Kern. Every other episode is only written and produced by him.
- During season 4, the Charmed Ones and their associates vanquish 75 demons, 26 vampires, six warlocks, three furies, two ghosts, two mortals, one Darklighter and one wizard, making a total of 116 evil beings. Of these, 12 are vanquished by Cole and 29 (including all but one of the vampires) by the Source.
- This is the first season finale where none of the sisters (temporarily) die.
- When Piper freezes Jackman, she moves her nose (the way Samantha does in the TV show Bewitched when using magic) to tell Phoebe that the coast is clear.
- The Angel Of Destiny mentions some famous peoples during his speech to the Charmed Ones such as Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, and Britney Spears.
- When Piper is looking into the next room to find Selena, her reflection can be seen behind the door although no mirror can be seen in the next room.
- Piper says that the last person they met that could freeze time was a demon, she is probably referring to Tempus, however, it is not known if he could freeze time. Additionally, the sisters never met Tempus in person.
Behind the Scenes
- French: Choix final (Final Choice)
- Czech: A kam teď? (And Where Now?)
- Slovak: Sme čarodejnice (We are Charmed)
- Spanish (Spain): ¿Brujas o no brujas? (Witches or Not Witches?)
- Spanish (Latin America): Cacería de brujas (Witch Hunt)
- Serbian: Kojim putem sada? (Witch Way Now?)
- Russian: Выбор судьбы [Vybor sud′by] (Choice of Destiny)
- Italian: La Fine del Trio? (Charmed Ones' Ending?)
- German: Der Engel des Schicksals (The Angel of Destiny)
- Hungarian: És most merre? (And Now Where?)
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