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Written by: Curtis Kheel
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick
Season 7, Episode 10
Episode Number: 144
[Scene: Photography Studio. Piper, Leo, Wyatt and Chris are in front of a cloud backdrop posing for a family portrait.]
Photographer: All right. Okay. How's this? Looks like a little angel.
Piper: Uh, yeah, now that you mention it, not so big on the whole up there-y look. Maybe we should try the brown again.
(The Photographer changes the backdrop.)
Photographer: Okay, then. Let's do this.
Piper: Uh, you know what? It is kind of blah, huh? I like the Moroccan one.
Leo: Uh, Piper, other people are waiting.
Piper: Yeah? Well, I've been waiting for years. Ever since Wyatt was born, I wanted a family portrait, and it's always one thing or another. He's going you know what and you're going bonkers.
Leo: She exaggerates a little.
Piper: Now that I have everyone here, I'm not gonna be pressured into making any hasty decisions.
Leo: You know, at this point it wouldn't be.
Piper: Look, can I help it if I just want it to be perfect?
Leo: Piper, it's gonna be perfect no matter what the backdrop. You look beautiful.
Photographer: Okay, then. Let's do this. All righty, then. Here we go. (He holds up a puppet octopus.) Happy octopus. (The Avatars appear near by.) Everyone say cheese.
(The photographer takes the photo. Everyone freezes except Leo. He goes over to the Avatars.)
Leo: Guys, this really isn't a good time.
Beta: We wouldn't have come, but this can't wait.
Leo: Neither can this.
Gamma: It may be too late already. We've gotten word of something.
Beta: Someone has information which could bring the sisters to us, help them to see the beauty of our way.
Leo: Really? That's great. Are you sure?
Alpha: Yes. But she's under attack by demons, even as we speak. You must save her and bring her home so she can share what she knows.
Gamma: She may be our last, best chance at convincing the sisters.
Leo: This isn't gonna go over very well.
(Leo stands back in his position. The Avatars disappear. Everyone unfreezes.)
Photographer: Good job. Nice smiles, everyone.
Leo: Okay, got it, great. So, uh, I gotta go.
Piper: Uh, we get three poses.
Leo: I know, but something's come up.
Photographer: Are we going to do this or what?
Piper: It's the Elders, isn't it? What, we can't have a grace period? We can't have a normal family moment without them jingling?
Leo: It's not always gonna be like this, Piper.
Piper: And what, is it like a dog whistle now? Only you can hear it?
Leo: You have keys to the car, right?
(Leo leaves the room.)
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. Four demons are there throwing fireballs across the room.]
Demon: Try to see your way out of this one, traitor.
(Leo orbs in and throws bolts of electricity at three demons and vanquishes them. One demon gets away. He walks behind a large rock and the Seer is laying there.)
Leo: This can't be right.
(He helps her up.)
Seer: My hero.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Leo orbs in with the Seer.]
Seer: Ooh, I have got a lump that won't quit from one of those little snits. Are you sure you can't heal a demon?
Leo: Don't push it. I saved your life.
Seer: Only because the stuffed shirts made you.
Leo: You know, I still don't understand why you didn't just shimmer out.
Seer: And miss you coming to meet me? That would've been rude. Plus, I'm eager to make a deal with your bosses. So, why did the Elders send you, anyway? They know we had a thing?
Leo: We didn't have a thing.
Seer: Mmm. Trying to put that ugly past behind you. I get it.
Leo: Look, don't waste your seeing powers on me, okay?
Seer: Don't have to be a Seer to know that. So, is this where it all happens? (She sees the Book of Shadows near by.) Oh, my god. Don't tell me. That's...
Leo: How about you tell me why your fellow demons are trying to kill you?
Seer: The Elders didn't tell you? You know, you're hard to read. But that's okay. I like a challenge.
Leo: Just answer the question.
Seer: I'm selling them out for bigger and better things, and they're miffed. Not that they wouldn't do the same to me in a New York minute.
Leo: All right. Well, I gotta fill Piper in. The sisters find you up here, they're gonna kill you.
Seer: No, no. Actually, they won't. I've seen my death. No babes involved.
Leo: All right, well, then they'll definitely kill me, so I need to break it to them gently. You stay here.
(Leo leaves the room.)
Seer: Okay. (The Seer runs over to the Book of Shadows and reaches for it. It closes itself and flies off its stand.) Damn.
[Cut to the kitchen. Piper, Leo and Wyatt are there.]
Piper: Don't make any loud noises. I have a soufflé in the oven and you have done enough damage for one day.
Leo: I'm sorry. I know it was...
Piper: I don't know what I was expecting. I don't know why I thought it would be different. I don't know why I thought we could have a normal family when you're just a blur.
Leo: Well, that's a little extreme, don't you think? It's not like I'm running away all the time. It was once.
Piper: No. No. I mean the picture. Mm-hm. (She shows him the family portrait.) In the picture you're just a blur. But you know what? What the heck. I'm gonna hang it anyway. Better than nothing.
(Piper walks out of the kitchen. Leo follows.)
Leo: I couldn't say no. It was important.
(Piper walks up the stairs.)
Piper: Yeah, and so is Paige's dinner date tonight with Kyle, so if you're done being errand boy for the Elders, can you give the kids a bath? Because I need to finish her dinner.
(She takes a photo frame off the wall above the stairs and hangs the family portrait there instead.)
Leo: They want us to protect a demon.
Piper: They want us to do what?
Leo: They want us to protect a demon just until, uh...
Piper: Yeah. No, I heard you the first time and the answer is absolutely not. This is how things spiral out of control.
[Cut to the bathroom. Paige is standing in front of the mirror wearing a black dress with sparkly trim. Paige comes up behind her holding a green top.]
Phoebe: So I think you should wear this green top. It's really cute. You could wear it with jeans, and you'll be comfy, and he'll be comfy.
Paige: I'm dressed. I am not changing. Go away.
Phoebe: I know. But, honey, don't you think that's a little much for a house date? I mean, he's gonna walk in the door and wanna throw you down on the floor.
Phoebe: All right. But look at this one. It's sparkly. It's soft. It's cashmere.
Paige: I already have butterflies in my stomach, honey. I just, I don't need Cupid fluttering around me also.
Phoebe: You really do look beautiful. Here. Let me get this for you.
(Phoebe zips up Paige's dress.)
Paige: Thank you.
Phoebe: I cannot believe that I have hooked up so many couples in this town and does my own sister listen to me? No.
Paige: I took your advice and made a home cooked meal, even though I can't cook.
Phoebe: Yeah. Minor detail. The point is, you'll be home, you'll be on your turf. You don't have to talk about Avatar stuff.
Paige: I hope that's all that's holding him back.
Phoebe: Oh, honey, he's a workaholic. I mean, there's chemistry between you guys, right?
Paige: There is so much chemistry, I feel like I'm...
Phoebe: Okay, you know what? I don't need to hear how you feel. This is gonna work out because it's too good for it not to.
Paige: You think so?
Phoebe: Yes, I do. (They walk into the hallway.) But just to make sure, I'd wear the green top.
Paige: Enough with the green shirt.
(The Seer walks into the hallway.)
Seer: You're right. He'll love what you have on.
Phoebe: Paige. Demon. No active power. Do something!
(The mirror orbs off the wall and heads for the Seer. The Seer dodges the mirror and it crashes into the wall.)
Seer: Is that my bad luck or yours?
(The Seer screams and runs.)
Seer: Leo, a little help, please!
Phoebe: Did she just call for Leo?
[Cut to the Dining Room. Piper and Leo are walking through it.]
Piper: There is a demon in the attic, and you didn't tell me?
Leo: I tried, but you wouldn't let me.
Piper: Oh, sure. Blame me.
(Piper sees the Seer coming down the stairs.)
Piper: Good god. (Piper goes to blow her up but Leo pushes her. Piper misses the Seer and hits the family portrait on the wall. The Seer hides behind Leo. Phoebe and Paige walk down the stairs.) What is your problem? Are you crazy?
Leo: Hold your fire. I brought her here. We need to protect her. She has information that we need.
Phoebe: I don't think so. Piper, are you okay?
Paige: Okay, Kyle's coming tonight. There will be no demons in this house.
Piper: Not any night.
Seer: That surly one is your wife?
Piper: Surly? Do you know her?
Paige: Who cares? Just blow her up.
Leo: You can't.
Piper: Watch me.
Seer: Fine. Kill me. Who cares if I have enough to kill all upper-level demons?
Leo: I really think you should hear her out.
Seer: Especially after hunky guy here went to all that trouble to rescue me from those demons.
Phoebe: So, wait. Are you telling me the Elders are getting us to save demons from other demons?
Leo: It's not what you think. The demons don't want her working with us. We just have to protect her until...
(The doorbell rings.)
Paige: Okay. That's Kyle. Get upstairs.
Seer: Relax, relax. Everything's gonna be great, and later, everything's gonna be really, really great.
(Phoebe and the Seer head up the stairs.)
Seer: (to Phoebe) Hey, easy with the goods there, sister. (to Paige) Just don't let him eat the eggplant.
Piper: What? What's wrong with my eggplant?
(Paige opens the door.)
Brody: Hey. You look beautiful.
(He hands her a bunch of white roses.)
Paige: Thank you.
Brody: You're welcome.
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. Dozens of angry demons are there.]
Thrull Demon: She's a traitor!
Vulture Demon: The Seer must die!
(They all start shouting.)
Thrull Demon: Quiet! The Seer is protected by The Charmed Ones now. We'll never get to her before she sells us out. We have no choice but to release Zankou.
Vulture Demon: No. Zankou can never be freed.
Swarm King: She's right. The Source banished him for good reasons. He's too powerful.
Demon's Voice: He'll control us all!
Thrull Demon: We need his powers to go up against the witches.
Shouter Demon: What the Seer tells them will destroy us all. She must be stopped or we'll die. I say free Zankou. (The Swarm King vanquishes the Thrull demon.) Or not.
Swarm King: Anyone else afraid to go up against the Charmed Ones?
[Scene: Manor. Dining Room. Brody is sitting at the table. Paige walks in with a dish.]
Brody: So not only do you run a school and battle demons, you cook too?
(Paige sits at the table.)
Paige: Well, actually, I, uh... Would you like some eggplant?
Brody: Um, actually, no, I can't. I'm allergic to eggplant.
Paige: Really? Interesting.
Brody: Besides, I'm stuffed. It was really great, though. I can't remember the last time I had a home cooked meal.
Paige: Well, I'm glad we put a stop to that. So, I like you, you like me. I really don't see what the big problem is.
Brody: Wow. You just say whatever pops into your mind, huh?
Paige: And you're avoiding the question.
Brody: Well, I don't really know how to answer it.
Paige: Okay. Just... Why don't you just tell me what's on your mind?
Brody: Okay. Do you remember a while ago, I, um, I told you I didn't have any secrets?
Paige: Please tell me you're not married.
Brody: No, no, no, no. It's nothing like that. It's more like... Paige, I don't want you to be disappointed in me.
Paige: What if I told you I did not cook this meal?
Brody: You didn't, huh?
Paige: No. I can't cook. I talked Piper into doing it for me. Do you hate me?
Brody: No. No, I don't.
(They kiss. The doorbell rings and they ignore it. Phoebe runs down the stairs.)
Phoebe: Don't mind me. As you were.
(Phoebe goes to the door.)
Paige: I think maybe we should go upstairs.
(Paige and Kyle head for upstairs. Phoebe opens the front door.)
Phoebe: Darryl, hey. Now is not really a good time. Not that I'm not glad to see you.
Darryl: Listen, um, I'm here about Inspector Sheridan, Phoebe, and what I think he did to her.
Phoebe: Okay, well, what's going on? Did you find her?
Darryl: No, and when I confronted Brody on it, he said that she jumped to a top secret task force, and that's why there's no record.
Phoebe: So that's it, right?
Darryl: No. There's always a record somewhere. So I looked for something that maybe you could scry with.
Darryl: Listen. Her apartment, her records, her files, all have been cleaned out. It's like it was a professional job. Someone does not want me to find her. And I think that someone just went upstairs with your sister.
Phoebe: Forget happy endings. We can't even have a happy beginning.
(He pulls out a pen.)
Darryl: Look, I found this jammed behind Sheridan's desk. I mean, it's a long shot. But, you know, if she used it.
Phoebe: I'll see what I can do.
[Cut to the attic. Piper, Leo and the Seer are there. Leo is placing crystals on the floor. The Seer is laying on the couch.]
Seer: Oh, and, um, can you get me one of those cute little scrunchie-faced dogs? A shar-pei, I think they're called. Oh, I always wanted a pet. Oh, and if you could throw in a lap pool, that would be great.
Leo: You know, you might wanna narrow it down to your top ten demands.
Seer: Hey. I've got something you want, okay? And the minute I spill my guts, I have no more bargaining chips. So I'm milking it for all I can.
Piper: Were the boys okay when you left?
Leo: Yes. Miss Donovan was reading to them.
Seer: Did you get the shar-pei down?
Piper: You know, because Chris has that rash and Wyatt's been a little cranky.
Leo: They're fine. I don't know why you're worried so much. We leave them there all the time.
Piper: Exactly. They spend more time at magic school lately than they do at home.
Seer: She's right, you know.
Piper: You stay out of it.
Leo: Look, I don't wanna leave them there any more than you do. But we need to take care of this before the demons attack.
Seer: On that note, let's move this along, shall we?
Piper: See? It's just endless. I'm never gonna be able to spend any real time with my kids while we're single-handedly trying to rid the world of demons.
Seer: Hello? I'm a demon you can get rid of. Preferably before I'm ambushed again.
Piper: Okay, here's her list. Go see what the Elders have to say.
(Piper hands Leo the list.)
Seer: Hold on there, Sugar. I've got one more thing I'd like to add to that list, and it's something only the Elders can give. And it's a deal-breaker. I wanna be made human.
Piper: What? Why in the hell would a powerful demon want to be made human?
Seer: Hell being the operative word, as in, I live there and it sucks.
Piper: You know what? I don't think you know anything. I think it's all just one big scam. How do we have any proof?
(Three demons appear in the attic.)
Swarm King: Hello, beautiful.
(He throws a fireball at the Seer and it scrapes her on the arm. She dives over the couch.)
Seer: Ow! (Leo vanquishes the demons with streams of electricity.) I can't believe I slept with that guy.
(Three more demons appear in the attic.)
Piper: (to the Seer) Okay, apparently the cage is not working so great for you, so just stay down.
(Piper blows up the demons.)
[Cut to the hallway. Phoebe and Paige are heading for the attic.]
Phoebe: How's it going in there?
Paige: Not loving the demon interruptus.
(They walk into the attic. The Seer comes out from behind the couch.)
Seer: Is that proof enough for ya, sweetie?
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper looks at some broken baby furniture.]
Piper: Well, I guess Chris won't be using this. I gotta stop trying to keep anything nice in this house.
(Leo looks at the Seer's wound.)
Seer: Ouch! You know, that hurts.
Piper: Yeah, well, get used to it, 'cause if this is a setup.
Leo: This is not a setup.
Paige: Can someone please just remind me why, uh, we are protecting a demon?
Piper: Well, apparently, she's selling out all of her buddies. So we're doing the witness protection thing. You know, if you want us to make a deal with the Elders to make you human, I think you need to give us something.
Paige: Wait. Back up. Did you say human?
Seer: I know, I know. I wouldn't actually have a soul, but I could live with that.
Phoebe: This is so weird.
Paige: Okay, and also a waste of my time. Because I was in the middle of something.
Seer: Okay, okay, fine. I'll give you something. A little enticement.
Paige: Bated breath.
Seer: Okay, sure. I have a little black Book of Demons. But I also have the skinny on a little thing called the Avatars.
Leo: What do you know about the Avatars?
(Brody walks in.)
Brody: Yeah. What do you know about them?
Seer: (to Paige) Oh. Didn't I tell you he'd like the dress?
Paige: Stop doing that.
Brody: Can we get back to the Avatars, please?
Seer: I know that they're close, closer than you think. Could be here any minute.
(Brody walks out of the attic.)
(Paige follows Brody.)
Phoebe: Okay, pow-wow. Pow-wow. Let's go. (Piper, Phoebe and Leo head for the door. The Seer follows.) Not you. You stay here. (Piper, Phoebe and Leo walk down the stairs.) Okay, here's what I don't get. Why does the Seer want to be human if the Avatars are so close?
Piper: Yeah, you'd think she'd want to be evil if evil was about to take over.
Leo: Unless the Avatars are good.
Phoebe: Yeah, right. Is that possible?
Piper: Either way, I just need her gone, and I want my boys home. (to Leo) So why don't you go up to the Elders and see if you can make a deal?
Phoebe: Meantime, I'll stay with the Seer. Since we have similar powers, maybe I can tap into hers and find out what she really knows.
Piper: Good. Go.
(Piper and Phoebe walk away.)
Leo: (whispers) You've put me in an awkward position. (The Avatars appear.) Why didn't you tell me I was rescuing a demon?
Gamma: There wasn't time. She was about to be killed.
Beta: Besides, we couldn't take the chance that you would say no. Too much is at stake.
Leo: You're taking an even bigger risk by parking a demon in the house.
Alpha: We know it's dangerous, Leo. But we're at a crossroads.
Gamma: Agent Brody is a threat we didn't count on. He has the means to destroy us and the passion to turn them against us.
Alpha: We're taking a calculated risk in the hopes of guiding the sisters toward the right road.
Leo: This isn't calculated. It's foolhardy. The Seer's unpredictable. She'd out me in a heartbeat.
Beta: Except she thinks you're just an Elder since she sent her message to them. We simply intercepted it.
Leo: She'll see through me.
Gamma: She won't if you get her what she wants quickly. Make the deal.
Leo: Think about it, Leo. With her power, she can literally show the sisters our future, help them to understand what we're offering in a way no one else can. Not even you.
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. The demons are there.]
Shouter Demon: They should be back by now.
Vulture Demon: They're dead. The witches killed them.
Shapeshifter: Yeah, well, we'll all be dead soon if we don't pull out all the stops.
Vulture Demon: And what stops are you pulling out, Shapeshifter? You're a coward with no power.
Shapeshifter: I'm just saying.
Shouter Demon: I'm telling you, we should release Zankou.
Vulture Demon: No way.
[Scene: Manor. The Seer is there flipping through a photo album. Phoebe walks in.]
Seer: You know, you girls really should take better care of your things. There are some singed pages here.
Phoebe: Well, you should tell your demon friends to be more careful when they attack next.
Seer: Look at this. You're like a family, and there's, like, pictures of fun times and stuff.
Phoebe: Look at Wyatt. That's his first birthday.
(Phoebe touches the Seer's hand.)
Phoebe: Are those my earrings?
Seer: Yeah. Sorry. They called out to me. (Phoebe touches the earrings.) You're so close, and-and you like each other, and you're happy and...
(Phoebe touches the Seer's shoulder.)
Phoebe: Happy and...?
Seer: And could you push a little harder on that right shoulder? If you're not gonna get a premonition, you could at least work out that knot.
Phoebe: Can't blame a girl for trying, you know?
Seer: Hey, when I first started getting my visions, I had to touch people too. Phone.
(Phoebe's cell rings.)
Phoebe: Oh, phone. You're good. (She answers it.) Hello? Uh, Darryl, now's not really a good time again. Let me call you back? All right. (Phoebe hangs up.) I mean, not that I'm okay with you stealing my stuff, but those earrings really do look amazing on you. Then again, what wouldn't?
Seer: You know, Sugar, much as I enjoy the flattery and the bonding and even the touching, you're not getting anything out of me until you make me human.
Phoebe: Okay. I get it. But what I don't get is why you want to be human. I mean, did the bad stuff just start to get to you after a while?
Seer: No. The good stuff did. In my line of work, I see a lot and good and bad, and the good's just better. Problem is, I can see it, but I can't feel it.
Phoebe: That's the thing about vision. It's a blessing and a curse.
Seer: Yep. You know, being a demon is about feeding the endless emptiness, and I'm sick of it. I long for the subtle notes in between.
Phoebe: And the Avatars have something to do with that, right? I'm just not sure what. (She looks at the Seer.) Right. Bargaining chip.
Seer: Look, it's not like I'm being tight-lipped and mean for no reason. I can't give you what you want, or I won't get what I want. I see. You're not even sure I have anything you want.
Phoebe: Look, I want to trust you. I really do. But you're a demon.
Seer: How about I help you with your other problem instead? You know, the thing with the cop. Uh, Sheridan. If I find her for you, then would you trust me?
(Phoebe hands her Sheridan's pen.)
[Scene: Brody's Apartment. Paige and Brody are there. Brody pulls a suitcase out of the closet.]
Paige: What the hell are you doing?
Brody: We're wasting time. We should've orbed in.
Paige: Well, yeah. That's why I drove, thinking maybe it'd give you time to chill out a little.
Brody: Look, if the Avatars are on the way like the Seer says, we've gotta be prepared.
(He takes the vial out of the suitcase.)
Paige: Okay, what the hell is that? You're kind of freaking me out.
Brody: It's why the Avatars killed my parents. It's a vanquishing potion that kills them.
Paige: I didn't know one existed.
Brody: Neither did they. They didn't even know what they found. All they knew was that this ancient civilization fought off this great power with it. The Avatars went into retreat -- till now.
Paige: Well, I think that's great. Now you have the potion, we know where it is, and, uh, we can just put it away and bring it out if we need it.
Brody: Paige, I have spent my entire life preparing for this moment when I can finally meet them face to face.
Paige: Look, you have to let my sisters and I help. This is what we do. I know you've had a lot of pain. Okay? One potion is not gonna fix everything. Would you please just let us help you?
Brody: No. This is my fight. You don't know what I've had to do to get this far.
Paige: What do you mean?
Brody: I told you. I've done some things that I'm not very proud of.
Paige: We all have.
[Scene: Magic School. Leo and Odin are there.]
Odin: We don't negotiate with demons.
Leo: Well, she could give us everything we need to go after every upper-level demon.
Odin: In exchange for making her human? I don't think so. We have more pressing concerns than demons, like the Avatars.
Leo: She might know something about them too.
Odin: What does she know?
Leo: She's cagey. But I get the feeling that she might have foreseen something about them.
Odin: Well. Then that might be worth bargaining for. But we need to know what she knows first. Then, and only then, will we see about giving her what she wants.
(Odin orbs out.)
[Scene: Outside Hawkbrook Mental Health Facility. Darryl is waiting there. Phoebe and the Seer appear.]
Darryl: You're late. Who is this?
Phoebe: Uh, the Seer. Seer, Darryl. Darryl, Seer. Let's see if Sheridan's here, shall we?
Darryl: Whoa, hold on a second here. You really think after all this time I wouldn't recognize a demon? I can't believe you brought a demon.
Phoebe: Actually, she brought me.
Seer: Go easy on him. His wife's had him sleeping on the couch all week.
Darryl: How does she know that?
Phoebe: Seer. Get it? She sees things. She's perfectly harmless and actually very good at what she does. I can't hold a candle to her.
Seer: Oh, that's so sweet, and so not true. (to Darryl) And don't worry. She'll get over it. Just bring her some of that marzipan that she likes.
Darryl: You think... You mean, like, the little fruit? I can't believe I'm listening to a demon.
Phoebe: Don't be rude. She found this place. Let's go.
Darryl: What a fool I was thinking that this crazy-ass stuff wouldn't happen anymore like-like this.
(The Seer walks onto the grass and starts spinning.)
Phoebe: I know. It's why you don't hang out with us anymore. But you got to admit it, you sort of miss it, don't you?
Darryl: Phoebe, what is your demon friend doing?
(Phoebe rushes to the Seer.)
Phoebe: Uh-oh. Okay. There's plenty of time for this when you're human.
Seer: Oh, come on. Take off your shoes and let me feel the grass through you.
Phoebe: Yeah. We gotta get back before Leo does. Otherwise, he'll flip. You coming, Darryl?
(They walk inside the building.)
Seer: What kind of place is this?
Phoebe: It's a mental hospital.
Seer: Oh, whoa. I've never seen this side of good in my visions before. It's so bad.
Phoebe: Yeah. Well, there's a downside to being able to feel things sometimes.
Seer: Well, I'd still take good that's not always good over bad that's never good.
Phoebe: Somehow, I know exactly what you mean.
Seer: Yeah. (They walk to a door.) I'd try that one. (Darryl opens the door. The walk into an office. Across the room is another door.) There's more.
(They open the door. Inside the room, Sheridan is laying in a bed.)
Darryl: It's Sheridan.
Phoebe: Oh my god.
Darryl: I told you Brody did something to her.
(Phoebe rings Paige on her cell.)
Phoebe: Paige, please pick up the phone. Pick up the phone.
[Cut to Brody's Apartment. Paige is in bed with Brody. Her cell phone vibrates on a table near by.]
[Scene: Manor. Phoebe, Leo and the Seer are walking down the stairs.]
Phoebe: Leo, we need to get Paige away from Kyle before she ends up in a coma, too.
Leo: You know, I just can't get over the fact that you were crazy enough to take the Seer out of the house.
Phoebe: Well, I needed to find out if she was dating a madman, and I did, and she is. So please, Leo, you need to go get her.
Leo: You know, you could've waited for me, and I could've taken her.
Seer: I came back, didn't I?
Leo: Because you need us.
Phoebe: And because she likes us.
Leo: Okay, are you two buddy-buddies starting to read each other?
Seer: What are you afraid of, anyway? That I'm gonna tell her your dirty little secret?
Leo: What makes you think I have any secrets?
Phoebe: Hey, you guys, Paige is in danger. We have to get Piper out of magic school so we can get Paige out of Kyle's apartment, please. Please.
Leo: Okay. But don't go anywhere, and make sure these potions are near you, okay? (He hands her a potion.) She's no good to us dead. And don't make me come back and separate you.
(Leo orbs out.)
Phoebe: So, okay, so if the Avatars are bad, wouldn't it be safer for you just to stay a demon?
Seer: You're wondering if hubby is wrong about the avatars.
Phoebe: Yeah. I mean, is it possible that they're good? Is it really possible?
Seer: It's a smart question, one I'm sure to answer for you once I get my lap pool and the ability to feel.
Phoebe: Fine. But first you're gonna have to ID some of your demon buddies for me.
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. Demons walk down some stairs holding torches.]
Shapeshifter: We could be making a huge mistake here.
Shouter Demon: We don't have a choice.
(They approach a small volcano-like dirt mound with a blue light rising out of the top. Inside the blue light is swarming black dots that are bee-like. The Wizard demon holds his staff against the mound.)
Wizard Demon: Lexonero bestia! Lexonero!
(The blue light disappears and the bee-like dots are freed. They form into Zankou.)
Zankou: Finally. Too bad The Source isn't still alive. I owe him for this. One of you was against freeing me. Who was it?
Vulture Demon: It was me. I figured The Source incarcerated you for a reason, because you're too dangerous.
Zankou: I like an honest demon. Now, where's The Seer?
Shouter Demon: You know about...?
Zankou: I could sense it all from my prison. I even know about the Avatars.
Shouter Demon: The demonic forces await your word.
Zankou: A legion won't get past the Charmed Ones. But a Shapeshifter might.
Shapeshifter: I'm a shapeshifter.
Zankou: Good. Good. Good. (Zankou reaches into the shapeshifter's chest and absorbs his powers. The shapeshifter is vanquished.) Now I'm one too.
[Scene: Brody's Apartment. Piper and Leo are in the hallway. Brody opens the door.]
Brody: Piper, Leo. Come in.
(Paige comes out from the bedroom wearing one of Brody's shirts.)
Paige: Hey, guys. What's up?
Piper: (mumbles to Leo) Oh, so much for breaking it to her before it's too late. (to Paige) Uh, what's up is, uh, that, you know how Morris was looking into how maybe Sheridan... Tell 'em, Leo.
Leo: Phoebe and Morris found Sheridan in a mental institution. She was in a coma, and we believe you put her there.
Paige: Yeah. I actually know. Kyle told me.
Piper: You know? And you're okay with this?
Paige: Well, um, we all do things we're not proud of sometimes. Right, Leo?
Leo: I think that's a little different. He shot an innocent.
Brody: With a tranq-dart.
Piper: Then put her in a coma.
Paige: He did that to help. To help us. She was gonna expose us.
Brody: Look, guys, it's just temporary. Okay? She's completely safe. And I will bring her out of it, right after the Avatar threat's over with.
Leo: After losing a chunk of her life?
Paige: You of all people should understand the sacrifice. Whatever he's done is to try to help rid the world of evil.
Leo: It appears to me that he's the evil, not the Avatars.
Brody: What, are you insane? Of course they're evil. Leo, they killed my parents.
Piper: Okay. Uh, this is gonna take a while to figure out. Why don't you get dressed so we can go.
Paige: I'm not gonna go, Piper. I'm staying here. (Leo orbs out with Piper.) That went swimmingly.
[Scene: Manor. Dining Room. Phoebe and the Seer are there. Phoebe is flipping through the Book of Shadows.]
Seer: Okay. Furies. Toxic. Emphasis on "ick". Hate me. Oh, the Grimlocks. Emphasis on the "grim". Hate me.
Phoebe: Okay, so what I'm gathering is pretty much every demon in this book hates you?
Seer: Pretty much. Which is sad because they're my family. Well, I mean, it would be sad if I had feelings.
Phoebe: Well, don't worry, I'm gonna put something in the spell about that.
Seer: Thanks. You really care about what happens to me, don't you?
Phoebe: Yeah, I do, I guess.
Seer: That's nice. I like that.
(They smile. Leo and Piper orb in.)
Phoebe: Hey. Where's Paige?
Piper: She stayed with Kyle.
Phoebe: What? Even after you told her?
Leo: We didn't get a chance to. Kyle beat us to the punch.
Piper: And apparently she's okay with it.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, you know what? I am not okay with it.
Piper: Well, neither am I. But first things first. We need to get this little demon creature out of the house.
Leo: We need to get the information about the Avatars so I can use it as leverage against the Elders.
Seer: You know my terms.
Piper: Your terms are ridiculous.
Leo: Look, what if I personally guarantee you get what you want?
Seer: Oh, I'm supposed to trust you now?
Piper: What is with you two?
Seer: Look, all I know is the Avatars are a powerful force, and your secret weapon is locked in here.
(She points to her head.)
Piper: Ugh! Phoebe, would you please speak to her?
Phoebe: Okay. Remember how you said that you can sense that I care about you?
Phoebe: Well, I can sense that you care about me too. So, please, give me the information that we need.
Seer: I can't tell you. But I can show you.
(The Seer holds out her hands. Phoebe places her hands on top of the Seer's. Their hands glow. Phoebe smiles.)
[Cut to Phoebe's Vision. Phoebe is waiting outside a school. An older Wyatt, an older Chris and a girl run over to her.]
Wyatt: Hi, Aunt Phoebe.
Phoebe: Hi, Wyatt. (to Chris) Hi, big guy.
Girl: Mummy, mummy!
(The girl hugs Phoebe and Phoebe picks her up.)
Phoebe: Hi. What are you doing, my little lady bug?
Girl: Mummy, Chris was scaring me about the demons again.
Phoebe: Chris, it's not nice to tease. What did I tell you about the demons? They don't exist anymore. Not since the Avatars.
[Cut to the Dining Room.]
Piper: She's smiling, right? That's good.
Seer: She's seeing Utopia. No demons. Beyond good and evil.
(Suddenly, Phoebe receives a premonition. In the premonition, the Seer is trying to run from Zankou.)
Zankou: You betrayed me. And now you pay.
(Zankou vanquishes the Seer. The premonition ends.)
Piper: What? What was it? What happened?
Phoebe: I saw the most beautiful thing ever... And the most terrible.
[Scene: Manor. Piper, Phoebe, Leo and the Seer walk into the parlor.]
Seer: Now you know why I'm doing this.
Phoebe: Yeah. With no demons in the future, you'd be extinct.
Seer: If I even get to that future, which, if Zankou has his way, I won't.
Leo: But let's just keep in mind that the future's volatile, okay? The choices me make, the things we do, could change it. What you saw may never happen.
Phoebe: But if the good part of what I saw can happen, that would be great, because it was incredible. I was so happy and calm and peaceful, and my little girl. Oh, god, she was so cute.
Seer: Yeah. Not normally big on the rug rats, but she was cute.
Phoebe: Now I'm even more worried about Paige. Kyle wants to destroy something that could potentially be really great.
Piper: Okay, hang on a second. We don't know any of this for sure, and even you made the Avatar future seem threatening.
Seer: Well, duh. If I made it sound peachy, you wouldn't have helped me. The fact is, I didn't see anything threatening. How about you, Leo?
(Leo doesn't say anything.)
Piper: Okay, seriously, what is it with you two?
Seer: Are you gonna tell her, or shall I? I told you I liked a challenge. So what's it gonna be?
Leo: Look, apparently what she has seen, is that I know the Avatars are good, because I'm an Avatar.
Piper: What? That's insane. What does that mean?
Leo: That means I believe in what they want. A world beyond good and evil.
Phoebe: Wait. Are you saying that you've been living in our house as an Avatar, and you haven't told us?
Leo: Look, I'm the same old Leo.
Piper: Only not. Is this how you went from psycho crazy guy to happy-happy guy? Because you became an Avatar?
Leo: What changed for me was knowing that we could have this life that we always wanted. A life without demons, you know? They showed me this peaceful world. Happy, like Phoebe saw in her vision.
Piper: The point is not happy. The point is, why didn't you tell me?
Leo: Well, I couldn't tell you until you were ready. Everybody has to come to the truth in their own time.
Piper: Okay, Leo, you know what? Don't guru-talk me, because you are in far too much trouble if you think...
Seer: Okay. Guys, guys, can we just put this on hold for a second?
Phoebe: She's right. This can wait. She can't. I've seen her vanquish, and we have to make her human right now. She held up her end of the deal. Now it's the Elders' turn.
Leo: Okay, well, I can't exactly go to the Elders and say, "The Seer saw Utopia." They're not gonna believe me.
Phoebe: No, but they'll believe me. (to the Seer) Piper's gonna help you get your stuff together for your new life. And if I were you, I'd go upstairs and get the dress that matches those earrings, because you're gonna look amazing in it. We'll be right back with the spell.
(Leo orbs out with Phoebe.)
[Cut to Magic School. Odin is there reading a book. Leo orbs in with Phoebe. Phoebe clears her throat. Odin looks up.]
Odin: What is she doing here?
Phoebe: I'm here to give you what you want.
Odin: So. The Seer told you something.
Leo: Yes. She told us that the Avatars' future is a Utopia.
Odin: That's not possible.
Phoebe: I've seen it.
Odin: It's gonna take more than that.
Phoebe: That's why I'm here to show it to you.
(Phoebe holds out her hands. Odin places his hands on top of hers. He receives the Utopia vision.)
Odin: It's not possible. This must be some sort of trick.
Phoebe: You've seen the vision. Take your time sorting it out. But I will need that spell.
Odin: But this might be all a sham.
Phoebe: Then it's not the Seer's fault. She's just the messenger. But you do have to honour your end of the deal.
[Scene: Manor. Hallway. Paige orbs in. Piper walks out of a room carrying a bag.]
Piper: Oh. Hey. I'm glad you're here. I was worried about you.
Paige: Oh, I was picking up some clothes.
Piper: Oh. Well, if you're looking for your red winter jacket with the missing button, I, uh, gave it to the Seer.
Paige: Why? Do demons feel cold?
Piper: Except she won't be a demon anymore.
Paige: So, the Seer told us something about the Avatars?
Piper: Even better. Because of their shared power, she was able to give Phoebe her vision.
Paige: How bad was it?
Piper: That's the thing. According to Phoebe, it was good.
Paige: And you're willing to believe a demon over Kyle.
Piper: I don't believe one way or another. I'm just trying to keep an open mind.
Paige: Piper, everything we know about them, everything, points to them being killers.
Piper: Don't you think that maybe we should explore what they're all about just in case?
Paige: Explore what? How about this. Why don't you explore? When you find something out, give me a call, because I'll be there to vanquish it with Kyle's potion. Okay?
(Paige storms off.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. The Seer is looking at herself in the mirror wearing a pink dress. Piper walks in.]
Piper: You know, I don't think Phoebe would mind throwing in some shoes.
Seer: Oh. Thanks, but I won't need them. Soon as I'm human, I'm hoping your guy will orb me to Golden Gate Park and I can finally run through that grass.
Piper: Have you thought of a name for yourself?
Seer: Oh! It's Kyra. It always has been. It's just everyone calls me, uh, the Seer. Okay, honestly, now. How do I look? I've never worn anything so... fun.
Piper: Kyra, you look great.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Piper: Did you get the spell?
Phoebe: Oh, Leo's got it. He's downstairs trying to convince Paige not to leave.
Piper: Yeah, I know, I already tried. Um, look, we're kinda pushing it here. The demon could show up any minute, so...
Phoebe: Maybe you should get the spell.
(Piper walks out of the attic.)
Phoebe: Hey, you look really great.
Seer: Sure you don't mind me borrowing it?
Phoebe: No, not at all. Although I'm much more of a black kind of guy myself. I think it's a lot more appropriate for a funeral. Don't you, Kyra?
Seer: Wait. How did you...
(Phoebe grabs the Seer by the neck. She shapeshifts into Zankou.)
Zankou: Hello, Sugar.
Seer: Did I call you that ever? What I meant to say was, "Hello, swirling particles of scum."
Zankou: You always were amusing. But still, I can't allow you to betray us all just to save your own ass. (He pushes her backwards and throws bee-like particles at her. She screams.) It's good to be back.
(Leo orbs in with Phoebe. Zankou disappears. Piper walks in. The Seer is vanquished.)
Piper: That wasn't you.
Phoebe: That was the demon from my vision.
Piper: We can't keep doing this. There's gotta be a better way.
Phoebe: There is a better way. She showed it to me, and it was beautiful. I think I want to meet them.
Leo: And I want you to, but I think you need a clear mind to do so, and I don't know that now's the right time.
Piper: Now is the best time.
Leo: You sure?
Piper: We're sure. Call them. (Leo closes his eyes and concentrates. The Avatars appear.) We're listening.