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Written by: Daniel Cerone

Season 4, Episode 20

Episode No. 86

[Scene: A hospital. Phoebe is in labour and is lying on a stretcher. Doctors are pushing her down the corridor.]

Phoebe: This isn't happening, this can't be happening.

Doctor #1: Ruptured placenta, possible prolapse, dilated five centimetres. Doctor #2: Alright, let's tell OR to get set up for an emergency c-section.

Phoebe: No, wait, I'm only two months pregnant.

Doctor #1: She's full term.

Phoebe: No, you're wrong. Where are my sisters? I need my...

[Timelapse. Phoebe's in the operating room.]

Phoebe: Sisters. Did you call them?

Nurse #1: There was no time.

Doctor: We're less than a minute from skin to baby. Scalpel. Uterine incision, I need another stretch.

Nurse #1: There's nothing to be afraid of.

Phoebe: I'm afraid of what's inside me.

Doctor: I can see the baby.

Phoebe: Oh god, please let it be normal. Please, please, please, let it be normal.

Doctor: He is out. (He holds up the baby.) Would you like to see your new boy?

Nurse: He's beautiful.

Phoebe: He is beautiful.

(One of the nurse's pull down her masks and it is the Seer. The doctor hands the Seer the baby.)

Phoebe: The Seer! Don't let her take my baby! Don't let her take my baby! Don't let her take my baby! Don't let her take my baby!

[Cut to Phoebe's bedroom. Phoebe wakes up from her nightmare.]

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper, Paige and Leo are sitting at the table having breakfast. Leo is reading the paper.]

Paige: So he asked me out again last night, but he was so quiet during dinner, ugh, I swear I could hear his stomach digesting.

Piper: I always preferred quiet men, they make good listeners.

Leo: What's that, dear?

(Phoebe walks in.)

Piper: Oh, hi, sweetie, come sit, eat.

Phoebe: Oh, no, I can't, that smell.

(She sits down and covers her nose.)

Leo: It smells good.

Paige: Morning sickness, Leo.

Phoebe: Morning and night. It's more like around the clock sickness.

Piper: Well, did you at least get a good night sleep?

Phoebe: The nightmare came back.

Paige: With the Seer?

Phoebe: She wants my baby, I know it. I'm afraid that she's gonna summon me to her at any moment.

Leo: She could only get to you when you chose evil, you're safe now.

Piper: I swear to you, the Seer will never lay a finger on your baby.

Paige: Yeah, she'll have to get through us first.

Phoebe: Thanks, guys.

Piper: Are you okay?

Phoebe: Yeah, you know, pain comes in waves.

Piper: Honey, you lost your husband, it's okay to be very upset.

Phoebe: No, I can't, I have to stay strong for the baby. He's all I have left of Cole.

Paige: I'm gonna go check the Book of Shadows, there might be some magical protection against the Seer.

(She gets up.)

Piper: Uh, missy Paige, you need to go to work.

Paige: Well, I'll be late, Phoebe doesn't need to be stressed while she's pregnant.

(Paige leaves the kitchen. Phoebe follows.)

Phoebe: Paige, wait. Go ahead, say it.

Paige: Say what?

Phoebe: Something that I know on some level you've been dying to say to me.

Paige: There's nothing.

Phoebe: Come on, you knew Cole was evil the whole time when everyone thought you were crazy, and thanks to you we vanquished the Source and gave Cole peace. So go ahead, say it. Say I told you so.

Paige: I will not. It's not my style.

Phoebe: I was so unfair to you for the last few weeks and you were right and I just, I wanna clear the air right now.

Paige: You're really sweet and I appreciate the gesture but everything's totally fine.

(Paige goes upstairs. Phoebe walks back into the kitchen.)

Phoebe: Oh, whoa.

(She touches her forehead.)

Piper: Another hot flash?

Phoebe: Uh-huh, it's when I move too fast.

Piper: Phoebe, that's not really a typical pregnancy symptom I don't think. Maybe it's time we get that baby checked out.

Phoebe: I just haven't had a chance to make...

Piper: A doctors appointment? Well, I have one, it's yours.

Leo: Aren't we supposed to find out about the fertility test?

Piper: Yeah, but, uh, Phoebe needs that appointment more than we do right now.

Phoebe: How can I go to the doctor when I have a demonically challenged baby? Who knows what effects the Seer's tonics had on the little guy.

Piper: This is my point exactly, and if it'll make you feel better, I'll go with you so I can put the freeze on if anything goes wrong. You're going. Into the sturbs for you.

Phoebe: Ugh.

[Scene: Underworld. The coronation room. Demons are standing around in a circle, with the dark priest and Dane in the middle.]

Dark Priest: Dane, son of Goath, may the world's evil flow through your soul tonight and grant you eternal dark. Are you prepared to take the power and position of the Source before these leaders of the underworld?

Dane: I am.

(The dark priest opens the Grimoire. The Seer appears.)

Seer: Stop the coronation.

Dane: Seer, I didn't see your name on the guest list.

Dark Priest: Always a rare privilege, but not the best timing. What brings you here?

Seer: A vision. I saw the Source's true heir leading the underworld.

Dane: If that was your vision you need glasses. The Source's heir lives in the belly of a witch.

Dark Priest: He's right. The underworld can not wait months for a baby to be born then years for it to grow up. It needs leadership now.

Seer: In my vision I saw the Source's son taking immediate power.

(Dane laughs.)

Dane: How can an unborn child lead the underworld?

Seer: With my help he can.

Dark Priest: What do you need from this council?

Seer: A chance to prove my vision true.

Dane: She has no right to ask this. I was chosen by these leaders!

Dark Priest: But you have no direct lineage to the Source by blood or by magic. (to Seer) You have until tonight to us bring the Source's heir or the throne belongs to Dane.

[Scene: Doctor surgery. Phoebe is laying on a bed, while Piper stands beside her. The doctor is looking at her chart.]

Doctor: Your hormone levels are unusually high for a mother in her eighth week. Have you seen a doctor since you found out you were pregnant?

Phoebe: I was under the care of a Seer.

Piper: It's kind of like a new age doctor.

Doctor: Well, you really should've seen a doctor before today, a real doctor.

Phoebe: Do you think that there could possibly be something wrong with my baby?

Doctor: Well, let's just take a peek shall we? Why don't you lie back and I'm gonna do an ultrasound. Now this gel's a little bit cold.

(He squirts some gel on Phoebe's tummy. The doctor and Piper turn away for a second and suddenly flames shoot out of Phoebe's head. She gasps and the flames disappear.)

Piper: What? What's wrong?

Phoebe: Hot flash. A very, very hot-hot-hot flash.

Doctor: Not a good sign.

Piper: Well, yeah, she's been getting those a lot lately.

Phoebe: No, not like this one, I mean, it felt like my head was on fire for real.

Doctor: Let's just have a look, okay. (He starts the ultrasound and the baby shows up on the screen.) Oh, there, see?

Phoebe: Oh.

Doctor: There's your little...

(Suddenly the doctor gets electrocuted and he is pushed against the wall. Piper goes over and helps him up.)

Piper: Hi, here you go.

Doctor: What-what happened?

Piper: That's a good question. (She freezes him.) What happened?

Phoebe: Well, it's about time. My head was on fire like a tiki torch a few seconds ago.

Piper: Do not change the subject. Did your baby just electrocute the nice doctor man?

Phoebe: Yeah, I think so. But he was just protecting himself because that gel was really cold.

Piper: Protecting himself? Unborn babies don't perform magic tricks in the first trimester, Phoebe.

Phoebe: What is going on?

Piper: I don't know but don't panic, okay, we'll wrap up here and we'll go home and panic.

[Cut to the manor. Paige and Leo are there. Paige has opened to 'The Seer' page in the Book of Shadows.]

Paige: It says here the Seer has served multiple Sources. Looks like she's been around for thousands of years.

(Piper and Phoebe walk in.)

Piper: Hey.

Leo: What's going on?

Phoebe: My baby did magic.

Piper: And almost killed my doctor.

Phoebe: It was self-defence.

Paige: Well, I guess that's what you get when you breed with the Source of all evil.

Phoebe: Okay, can we not say breed. You know, I'm not a horse. And Cole wasn't all evil, he was part good, and I'm all good, so this baby has a lot of good in him.

Piper: What if there's not?

Phoebe: Then there will be. My love was able to save Cole, it'll save our son too.

Piper: Let's hope so.

Phoebe: No, we'll make it so. Okay. So what did you find out about the Seer?

Paige: Well, she's immune to spells and charms but the book does classify her as an upper level demon.

Leo: So we can make a vanquishing potion.

Piper: Mm-mm, not without a tissue sample.

Phoebe: Actually, the Seer mixed her own blood into my prenatal tonic.

Piper: Nasty.

Phoebe: Yeah, and Cole kept some extra bottles in the safe at the penthouse.

Paige: You think you're ready to go to the penthouse? You haven't been there, you know, since, since he died.

Phoebe: I don't think I'll ever be ready but I can't keep borrowing your clothes.

Piper: Okay, let's go.

Phoebe: (to Paige) Wait, don't you have to work?

Paige: Ah, I'll take the afternoon off, who needs vacation time.

Phoebe: Paige, you can't keep...

Paige: Yes, I can.

Phoebe: Thank you. Bitch!

(Phoebe pushes Paige and she smashes through the window. Darryl is on the pavement heading towards the house and ducks as the glass pours down. As Paige is falling, she orbs out and orbs back in the attic.)

Paige: What the hell was that for!

Phoebe: Uh, I don't know, you'd have to ask him.

Piper: Okay, why did your mummy push Paige out the window?

Phoebe: No, it's not like that. It's just, he took over for a split second, I had no control.

Paige: But why me? I have nothing against that little f... foetus.

Phoebe: I'm sure he's sorry. (to her tummy) Aren't you sorry? Kids at this age, they don't know any better, you know.

Leo: Okay, I think I'd better go check with the Elders, see what they know about this baby.

(Leo orbs out.)

Piper: Whatever it is, I'm sure it has something to do with the Seer. Let's go get that blood.

(They walk down the stairs and Darryl walks up.)

Darryl: What was that out there? Flying practice?

Paige: Baby shoved me out the window.

Darryl: Wait, hold on a second. I left four messages here, has anybody in this house learned the magic of a telephone?

Piper: Darryl, it's been a very rough week.

Darryl: Right. Phoebe, how you holding up?

Phoebe: Uh, depends on what part of the day you ask me.

Darryl: Look, I know you've got a lot to deal with already, but there's some business I don't think can be put off any longer.

Piper: I'm sure it's pressing, but not as pressing as the demon that's after Phoebe.

(They all walk into the foyer.)

Darryl: Don't count on it. Cole worked at a high profile law firm. Right now you three are the only one's who know he's dead.

(They put on their coats.)

Paige: Listen, can this wait, we really need to get to the penthouse.

Darryl: Good, 'cause that's where I need you to handle this business.

(The leave.)

[Cut to Phoebe and Cole's old apartment. There is a black stain on the carpet and the windows are still broken. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Darryl walk in.]

Darryl: It has to look like Cole left in a hurry, that means packing up all of his stuff and personal belongings.

Piper: (to Phoebe) Are you okay?

Phoebe: Yeah, I'm fine. I'm sorry, so why do you want me to pack up his stuff?

Darryl: I, uh, made an appointment for you at missing persons today.

Paige: Wait, you want Phoebe to report Cole as missing?

Darryl: She has to otherwise somebody else will and she'll become to prime suspect in his disappearance.

Phoebe: So you want me to pack up his stuff so it looks like he left me.

Darryl: That's right. We can not give the police any reason to suspect foul play. I mean, technically you three did kill him. (He spots the black stein.) What is that?

Piper: Well, that's where we, you know.

(He looks around.)

Darryl: This place looks like a crime scene. Is there anything you can do?

Paige: "Let the object of objection become but a dream, as I cause the seen to be unseen."

(The stain disappears and the room returns to normal.)

Phoebe: Thanks.

(Paige moves closer to Phoebe.)

Paige: I just wish I could make the rest of your pain go away that easily.

Phoebe: So do I. Murdering witch!

(Phoebe hits Paige in the face and she is knocked to the floor.)

Piper: Phoebe!

Phoebe: The baby made me do it.

Piper: You know what? Now we split up. You two go pack, we'll find the Seer's tonic.

Darryl: Okay, where is this baby that everybody keeps talking about? Is it an invisible baby? Am I gonna step on it?

Phoebe: No, Darryl, it's a little more complicated than that.

(Phoebe and Darryl walk into the bedroom.)

Paige: Am I the only one who's worried about that thing growing inside of her?

Piper: No. But right now the Seer is our first priority.

Paige: I think she said it's behind this painting over here.

(The walk over to a painting hanging on the wall. Paige pulls it open and a safe is built into the wall behind it.)

Piper: Okay, so now what? She doesn't know the combination.

Paige: We don't need it. Safe door. (The safe door orbs into Paige's hands.) If financial disaster ever strikes you'll find I come in handy.

(Paige puts the door down.)

Piper: Uh, there's nothing in here.

Paige: No tonic?

Piper: No. (She pulls out a letter.) But there's this. It's Cole's handwriting.

Paige: Cole the human, or Cole the Source?

Piper: I don't know, that's for Phoebe to find out.

[Cut to the bedroom. Phoebe is showing Darryl and huge white teddy bear.]

Phoebe: Cole gave this to me the day he found out I was pregnant.

Darryl: Look, I'll start packing his stuff up, okay? And you put your own things together. (Phoebe opens the closet door and a portal opens to the Seer's cave. Phoebe starts to get sucked into it and Darryl holds onto her legs.) Piper! Paige!

Seer: I've been waiting for you.

Phoebe: Get away from me. You can't have him!

Seer: I only want what's mine!

Darryl: I'm losing her!

(Piper and Paige run in and try to pull Phoebe back in.)

Phoebe: Let go of me! (Phoebe grabs the Seer's earring and rips off her earlobe. Piper, Paige and Darryl pull her back into the room and the portal closes. Phoebe holds up the earlobe.) Here's your tissue sample.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper and Paige are there. Paige is making the potion. Piper picks up a plate of fruit.]

Piper: Okay, I'm gonna bring this to Phoebe, you stay here, I don't want you provoking her baby anymore.

Paige: Provoking him? Like it's my fault.

Piper: Oh, you know what I mean. (Piper walks into the dining room where Phoebe is sitting in a chair holding earphones to against her tummy.) What are you doing?

Phoebe: Shh, I'm playing Mozart for the baby to bring out his peaceful nature. Studies show that babies can hear and remember songs from the womb.

Piper: Hm, that's lovely. How about you eat something since you haven't had anything to eat all day.

Phoebe: No, I've been nauseous all day.

Piper: You've been a little fresh all day.

(Phoebe picks up a piece of watermelon and it changes into a piece of meat.)

Phoebe: I'm thinking about trying acupuncture, I hear that helps.

(She goes to take a bite of the meat.)

Piper: Phoebe, don't!

(Phoebe drops the meat.)

Phoebe: Aw, I'm gonna puke.

Piper: Maybe your baby would prefer to listen to Ozzy.

(Leo orbs in.)

Leo: The Elders believe the Seer's making a sudden play for the Source's throne but she needs Phoebe's baby to do it.

Phoebe: The Seer wants to be the Source? What could that possibly have to do with my baby? He's not due for another seven months.

Piper: Well, it doesn't matter because next time we will be ready for her.

Leo: Next time?

Piper: Yes, the Seer tried to steal Phoebe from the penthouse. How's that potion coming?

(Paige comes in holding a saucepan.)

Paige: It's done, it just needs to cool a little bit. (Phoebe throws fire at Paige and she drops the saucepan.) That baby needs a serious time out.

Piper: Go, go, go into the kitchen.

(Paige goes back into the kitchen.)

Leo: So much for the vanquishing potion.

Paige: How come your baby only attacks me?

Phoebe: I don't know, Paige, he must resent you. You know, you never really liked his father.

Paige: With good reason. Hey, maybe you resent me and the baby's just modelling after mum.

Phoebe: Paige, how can you say that?

Piper: Alright, enough, the two of you will not address each other, you will not set foot into the same room until further notice, got it? (to Paige) You, you got enough ear left to make another batch of that potion?

Paige: Yes.

Piper: Then do it. (to Phoebe) You, you're gonna hit the Book of Shadows and you're gonna figure out a way to control Chucky there.

Phoebe: I can't, I told Morris I'd meet him at missing persons in a half an hour.

Leo: I would strongly advise against that. Your baby...

Phoebe: Is fine, just as long as he doesn't feel threatened and doesn't meet anyone with unresolved issues with his father.

Paige: (from kitchen) I heard that!

Piper: Phoebe, how can you say that? How can you risk going out in public with... in your condition.

Phoebe: Because if I don't report Cole missing, someone will, and the police will be knocking on our door. Besides, Morris put himself on the line, I can't let him down.

Piper: Alright, but Leo is going with you in case of any trouble. (Phoebe and Leo head for the door.) And I will hit the book and figure out how to deal with... demonic foetuses.

[Scene: The underworld. The Source's dungeon. The Seer walks over to a tall man sitting in a cage.]

Seer: I have an offer for you.

Tall Man: Nobody comes down the Source's dungeon unless they are dead, damned or desperate. Which are you?

Seer: Desperate. I need your power.

Tall Man: I have a power? Yes, I almost forgot. I haven't used it in centuries. I've been sentenced to spend eternity alone in this cage.

Seer: It's a fine cage.

Tall Man: The Source had it forged from unbreakable magic. Nothing can escape it.

Seer: Yes, I know. It was some of my best work. That's right, I built your prison and my magic alone has the power to free you.

Tall Man: The Source would never allow it.

Seer: The Source is dead. I can give you freedom and a chance to earn favour with the new Source in exchange for your help.

Tall Man: What kind of help?

Seer: I need you to do what every demon before you has failed to do, even me. Capture and contain a Charmed One.

Tall Man: A Charmed what?

Seer: A powerful witch. I need you to bring her down to the underworld, it is the only way that my magic can work. That shouldn't be hard for you, a demon who has swallowed worlds. Interested?

(The tall man stands up.)

Tall Man: Get me out.

Seer: Remember, my magic put you in this cage. Betray me and you'll go right back.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Police station. Phoebe and Leo walk in.]

Phoebe: (to her baby) Please be good and I promise I'll eat a huge tritip tonight.

(Darryl walks over to them.)

Darryl: You're gonna meet Inspector Miles, he's train to spot on liars, so just answer his questions as honestly as you can, okay?

(They walk into a room.)

Inspector Miles: Morris tells me that you think your husband might have left town?

Phoebe: I don't know what to think. Last Wednesday we had a huge battle and he just never came back.

Inspector Miles: Did he leave anything?

Darryl: Nothing. I checked the penthouse myself. Clothing, personal belongings... gone.

Inspector Miles: What was the fight about?

Phoebe: My sisters. I have two sisters and they didn't approve of me marrying Cole.

Inspector Miles: Why not?

Phoebe: They're just different. Oil and water, you know, fire and ice, heaven and...

Inspector Miles: Hell?

Phoebe: Bingo.

Inspector Miles: So you'd say that your husband has a dark side then?

Phoebe: Yes.

Inspector Miles: Has he ever hurt you?

(Suddenly, some books fall off a shelf above the inspector and land on him.)

Darryl: Are you okay?

Leo: Here, let me help.

Phoebe: (to her tummy) Stop that right now. Um, Inspector, I know it doesn't seem like my husband's a great guy but I would advise you not to say anything negative about him right now.

Inspector Miles: Listen, ma'am, I've gotta call them as I seem them. You turn up pregnant and he takes off, your husband fits the classic profile of a dead beat dad.

(The inspector continues picking up the books and a fireball appears in Phoebe's hand.)

Leo: (whispers) Make it go out.

Phoebe: I can't make it go out. (She flings the fireball into the trash can.)

Darryl: Phoebe? Uh, I'm mean fire!

Inspector Miles: Move away, move away, move away.

(He grabs the fire extinguisher and puts out the fire.)

Darryl: (whispers) Why are you doing this to me?

Phoebe: It's not my fault, it's just the baby doesn't like when anybody talks bad about Cole. Ooh!

(She grabs her stomach.)

Inspector Miles: What's wrong?

Phoebe: My stomach, it's like something's t-tearing.

Leo: Come on, let's get you outta here.

[Cut to the manor. Parlor. Piper's on the phone. She seems upset.]

Piper: Yeah, I'm okay. Yeah, I'm sure. Um, I'll call back later to schedule that appointment. Okay, thanks.

(She hangs up and goes into the kitchen.)

Paige: You are just in time. One bottle of Seer vanquishing potion. What about you? Anything in the book about how to control demon spawn?

Piper: Uh, I thought about binding his powers but, uh, then that would leave Phoebe without hers.

Paige: Yeah, well, you might want to keep that option open, there's something seriously wrong with that baby.

Piper: Yeah, I know, but it doesn't matter. He's part of us, part of our family. And who knows, he may be the only baby in the Halliwell family.

Paige: Okay, what's going on? Spill.

Piper: That was Dr. Harris on the phone. I got the results for my fertility tests.

Paige: And?

Piper: There's some problems. Um, he said something about scarring or scar tissue, something about blunt trauma injury.

Paige: Oh, honey.

Piper: He asked me if I had suffered any serious blows to the abdomen. He seems to think, um, it would be difficult, if not impossible for me to conceive.

Paige: I'm so sorry.

Piper: It's weird, 'cause when I went to the future I met that little girl, I saw my little girl. I saw what she looked like and what she sounded like and the sound of her laugh. I just, I can't imagine not knowing her.

Paige: You still might.

Piper: I might not. I just, don't know what to tell Leo. He's so excited about having a baby. You should've seen him...

(They hear the front door open.)

Leo: Piper? (Piper and Paige race into the foyer. Phoebe is still holding her stomach.) She's getting worse.

Piper: Can't you do something?

Leo: I tried to heal her, I can't.

Phoebe: Stand back, stand back.

(Flames shoot out the top of her head. She groans and falls to her knees.)

Piper: (to Paige) Alright, you stay out of her sight for your own safety, go.

(Paige runs around the corner.)

Phoebe: Oh, make it stop, make it stop.

Piper: Leo, go get some ice water or something. (Leo goes into the kitchen. Piper holds Phoebe.) It's okay, just try to breathe through it. Breathe, breathe.

(The tall man appears.)

Paige: Piper, look out!

(Piper tries to blow him up but nothing happens.)

Piper: Uh-oh.

(Leo runs back in.)

Leo: Hey!

(He grabs a chair and throws it at the demon. He sucks the whole chair inside of him, kind of like a portal.)

Piper: Get up, get up, come on.

(She helps Phoebe up.)

Leo: Whatever you do don't touch him.

Tall Man: You can't run from me, I'll always find you.

(Paige runs in.)

Paige: Phoebe, I'll orb you out of here.

(Phoebe kicks Paige and she falls into the tall man. They disappear.)

Phoebe: That wasn't me, it was the baby, I couldn't control him.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe is sitting on a couch looking through the Book of Shadows. Leo orbs in.]

Phoebe: Did you sense her?

Leo: No, if she's in the underworld I can't get a read on her.

Phoebe: If anything happens to Paige I will never forgive myself.

(Piper walks in carrying some iced tea.)

Piper: Anything on that demon?

Phoebe: I think so, come look.

(She puts down the tea and looks at the book.)

Piper: "Oral tradition tales of a giant whose body served as a portal to other dimensions. Because he was imprisoned centuries ago, nobody knows what this demon's name is or if he even exists."

Phoebe: It gets worse. There's no known vanquish for him, the Source was so threatened he condemned the giant to spend eternity in a cage.

Leo: The Seer must have set him free to capture Phoebe.

Phoebe: But he got Paige instead thanks to me.

Piper: No, that had nothing to do with you. How are you feeling?

Phoebe: Uh, better, I think the baby's resting. It's when he's active and using magic that it hurts the most.

Piper: Here, have some iced tea, it will cool you off.

(She hands Phoebe a glass. She goes to have a sip and then throws it across the room.)

Phoebe: What the hell? I can't even enjoy some iced tea!

Piper: Uh, it wasn't iced tea. It was a binding potion. Paige suggested it to help control the baby and I couldn't tell you because if I did he would've stopped you...

Phoebe: He stopped me anyway. He knows things that I don't know. He's trying to take control of me.

Leo: You can't let that happen, if he takes control he'll never let go.

Phoebe: I know. It's not me and it's not Cole, it's the Source.

[Scene: Underworld. The Source's dungeon. Paige is asleep in the cage. She wakes up with a fright. The Seer is standing there watching her.]

Paige: So what, are you into some kind of dominatrix thing now?

Seer: You are not the sister I expected but you'll do.

Paige: Sorry I can't stick around but you're creeping me out anyway.

(She tries to orb out of the cage but can't. The Seer laughs.)

Seer: You're not going anywhere.

(Paige stands up.)

Paige: So what was your plan? Trap Phoebe in this cage and fatten her up till she gives birth?

Seer: Even I don't have that kind of patience.

Paige: Well, whatever you plan was I'm happy to spoil it.

Seer: You didn't spoil anything. Phoebe will come to me as soon as she gets my message.

Paige: What message?

(The Seer's eyes turn white.)

[Cut to the manor. Attic. Phoebe gets a premonition of the Seer killing Paige.]

Phoebe: I saw the Seer, she was killing Paige.

Leo: How can you get a premonition without touching anything?

Phoebe: I don't know, maybe the Seer sent it to me.

(The tall man appears.)

Piper: That is not all she sent.

Tall Man: Come with me now or your sister dies. You've already seen how.

Piper: No, Phoebe, don't.

Leo: It's a trap.

Phoebe: It doesn't matter, I have to save Paige, it's the only chance left.

Leo: No. (Phoebe pushes Leo out of the way. Piper gasps.) You're letting your baby control you, Phoebe.

Phoebe: That wasn't the baby, that was me. I got Paige into this mess, I'm gonna get her out of it.

(Piper pulls the Seer vanquishing potion out of her pocket.)

Piper: Oh, no you're not. Not if I kill the Seer first. (She heads towards the tall man and a beam of blue light shines out of Phoebe's hands. It hits the tall man, before Piper managed to leap into the Tall Man, both of them are knocked to the ground. The potion bottle breaks and Piper cuts her hand.) Damn it! Did that come from you?

Phoebe: I'm sorry, Piper, I can't let you take the fall for me.

Piper: Well, why not?

Leo: You can't use the baby's powers like that.

(The tall man gets up.)

Tall Man: Come here, witch.

(The blue light comes out of Phoebe's hand again and starts to vanquish the tall man.)

Piper: Phoebe, don't! (The tall man is vanquished.) Phoebe, nobody has ever been able to vanquish that demon. Do you realise what you just did?

(Phoebe's eyes turn black.)

Leo: Stay away, that's not Phoebe anymore.

(Phoebe flames out.)

[Cut to the underworld. The dungeon. Phoebe flames in.]

Seer: Come to me, child.

Paige: Phoebe, snap out of it, please.

Seer: "Let the little children come to me, for the kingdom belongs to such as these, (she takes Phoebe over to a circle of candles) the rose circle represents nature, desire, fertility." Kneel.

(Phoebe kneels down.)

Paige: Phoebe, it's your body, take control, fight it.

Seer: "Give me strength, and give me might, to steal a child in still of night."

Paige: Phoebe!

Seer: "Darkest forces let it be, here my plea, bring life to me."

(A light comes out of Phoebe and goes into the Seer. Phoebe returns to normal.)

Phoebe: My baby.

Seer: He was never yours, or Cole's. From the moment of conception this baby was mine.

(She unbuttons part of her dress to reveal the baby moving around in her.)

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[Scene: Underworld. The coronation room. Dane, the dark priest and the council leaders are there.]

Dane: Deadline's passed, she's not here, the throne belongs to me.

Dark Priest: We can wait one more...

Dane: Give me the oath! I want my power! (The Seer flames in.) You promised to bring the Source's heir, so where is he?

Seer: Inside me.

(The Seer's eyes turn black. They all bow their heads.)

Dark Priest: The council has chosen. The Seer will be our new Source.

Dane: No, it's a trick.

Seer: I have brought the council a gift. (Phoebe and Paige appear still in the cage.)

Dane: Charmed Ones. How dare you bring them into our sanctuary.

Seer: The witches are locked in a cage from which no magic can escape.

Dane: You can't be sure of that.

Seer: So much negative energy.

(The Seer vanquishes Dane.)

Dark Priest: Am I to presume these witches of the human sacrifice required to seal your coronation?

Paige: Human sacrifice? I didn't know that was part of the plan, did you?

Seer: To be your Source, to start a new evil order, to kill the Charmed Ones, this was my vision from the beginning. Every council leader here will reap the rewards with... Ah! (She doubles over in pain.)

Dark Priest: What is it?

Seer: Just start the ceremony.

Paige: Doesn't look like she's having anymore luck with that thing inside of her than you are. Ah, sorry, that was insensitive.

Phoebe: It's okay, the baby wasn't mine.

Paige: What do you mean?

Phoebe: The baby was never mine. From the moment it took over, it just felt like this black hole of evil. Totally soulless.

Paige: Phoebe.

Phoebe: Yeah.

Paige: Told you so. (They laugh.) I'm really sorry.

Phoebe: I know you are, honey, I know you are.

Dark Priest: Seer, are you prepared to accept the power and position of the Source before all these leaders of the underworld?

Seer: I am.

Phoebe: Okay, so now what?

Paige: We might have a fighting chance if we had the power of three but we can't get to Piper. Ugh, this cage is magic proof.

Phoebe: Okay, so the cage is built to make sure magic wouldn't get out, but in the premonition I had, I saw the Seer kill you with a power.

Paige: So the cage lets magic in. Do you remember the spell to call a lost witch?

Phoebe: Piper and I just used it to try to find you. Uh, "powers of the witches rise, course unseen across the skies..."

[Cut to the manor. Attic. Piper closes the Book of Shadows.]

Piper: There's nothing left, we've tried everything.

Leo: Well, there's gotta be something missing, something we haven't thought of. (He turns his back to her and paces across the attic. Piper disappears.) Maybe if we summon a demon, someone who knows the way to the Seer's lair, he can lead us to Phoebe and Paige.

[Cut to the coronation room. Piper appears in the cage.]

Piper: Oh!

Phoebe: Oh, thank god it worked.

Piper: So am I. Where are we?

Paige: Uh, trapped in a cage.

Piper: Mm-hm, okay, so lets bust out.

Paige: No, you can't use your magic in here, it'll just bounce off and probably kill us.

Dark Priest: Repeat the oath after me.

Piper: Ah, what's going on out there?

Phoebe: The Seer's being coronated as the new Source.

Piper: Huh.

Paige: Yeah, then she's gonna sacrifice us.

Piper: Lets get this straight, you guys summoned me to a cage where my powers don't work, so we can all die together!

Paige: Well, the plan has some flaws admittedly.

Phoebe: We just have to stay positive. We have the power of three here, there is nothing stronger than that, right?

(The Seer starts glowing and floats up into the air.)

Piper: Are you sure there's nothing stronger than the power of three?

(The Seer floats back down the ground. She turns to the cage and gets a shock when she notices Piper.)

Seer: What an unexpected surprise. You just made my...

(Flames shoot out of her head and she groans.)

Phoebe: It's the baby. He has too much power for her. That's how I felt, it felt like I was gonna explode.

Paige: What are we gonna do?

Phoebe: We need to make her tap into the baby's power, all of it.

Paige: How the hell are we gonna do that?

(The flames disappear.)

Seer: I command all in attendance to witness the power of the Source.

Piper: Power of three spell?

Seer: And the death of the Charmed Ones!

Phoebe: Uh, okay.

Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "The power of three will set us free, the power of three will set us free." (The blue beam of light hits the cage but the spell protects them.) "The power of three will set us free, the power of three will set us free."

Dark Priest: What's wrong?

Seer: Nothing's wrong!

(They continue chanting and the blue light rebounds back and hits the Seer. It then rebounds onto every demon in the room and they are all vanquished.)

Piper: Where did everybody go?

(Piper kicks the cage and one of the sides fall off. They get out.)

Phoebe: The blast took everyone out. The Seer, the council leaders.)

Piper: Well, I'd say that the scales of good and evil just dramatically tipped in our favour.

Paige: Look, the Grimoire, still untouched.

Phoebe: It's time we get rid of that book once and for all.

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[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there sitting on the couch. Leo orbs in.]

Leo: Well, the Grimoire has a new home in a mountain of rock in the West Andes.

(He sits beside Piper.)

Piper: Thanks, honey.

Leo: Sure.

(They kiss.)

Paige: How many times have we vanquished the Source now?

Phoebe: Three, but who's counting.

Paige: Did we get him?

Leo: I think that'd be safe to say based on how the Elders are reacting, it's like a holiday up there. They still can't believe you did it.

Piper: Yeah, well, let's not forget the cost.

Leo: Well, I gotta say after all this, I'm still looking forward to having a good baby in this house.

Piper: Yeah, I haven't had a chance to talk to you about that yet. I heard from Dr. Harris today.

Leo: And?

Piper: And we're in for a rough road.

Leo: Rough road? What does that mean? What did he say?

Piper: Shh, it's okay, it doesn't mean that we're giving in or giving up, there are a lot of options in the world, don't worry.

Phoebe: Don't worry, Leo. I'm sure the Charmed line isn't supposed to end with us.

Piper: Um, Phoebe, (she gets up and picks up the letter) I found this in Cole's safe. It's for you.

(She hands it to Phoebe.)

[Timelapse. Phoebe's bedroom. She's reading the letter.]

Cole's Voiceover: If I'm dead right now, I know it was at your hand. No one else in heaven or hell had power over me. Please don't cry, I was dead before I met you, I was born the day you loved me, and my love for you will keep me alive, forever.

(Phoebe lays on her bed. A breeze blows through the window.)

Cole's Voice: (quietly) Help me. (Phoebe sits up.) Phoebe.

Phoebe: Cole?

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