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Charmed: Halliwell Sisters Are Forever Charmed, part one

The Charmed OnesOn Sunday May 21, 2006, the last episode of one of the WB’s most enduring and popular shows aired. Charmed ran for eight seasons and 178 episodes. The series stood out for its fantasy storylines and for its powerful and sensitive female characters. The final episode was watched by 4.5 million viewers, was written by series executive producer Brad Kern and was entitled, very appropriately, “Forever Charmed.” Here’s what happened.

In the aftermath of the ultimate battle with Christy (Marnette Patterson) and Billie (Kaley Cuoco), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Leo (Brian Krause) go to Phoebe’s apartment to search the Book of Shadows for a way to bring sisters Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) back to life. At the same time, Billie returns to the Magic School and confronts Dumain (Anthony Cistaro), telling him that Christy is dead. Dumain suggests that Billie project herself into the past, as she’d done before, and save Christy.

Having no luck with the Book, Piper and Leo go to her dad Victor’s (James Read) home (where their boys are) and Piper breaks the news to him. Victor reveals that he knows about Coop (Victor Webster) and Piper realizes that Coop can help them. She summons him and asks to borrow his ring so that she and Leo can go back in time to save Phoebe and Paige. Coop agrees but warns her that the ring was made “to follow love” and doesn’t always work as expected.

Coop turns out to be right as Piper and Leo’s first stop is the Halliwell home in 1975. Victor and mother Patty (Finola Hughes) are in bed together. Prue is five, Piper is three and Patty is pregnant with (or perhaps has just conceived) Phoebe. Without giving too much away, Piper and Patty theorize that, since the Halliwells have the power of three, the two of them with Grams (Jennifer Rhodes) could take them where they need to go (rather than the unpredictable Cupid ring).

Piper uses the ring to take she, Patty and Leo to Grams’ home but instead they go to the future when Piper is a “grams.” The elder Piper and Leo are playing Scrabble together and have been expecting them – since they themselves made the trip 50 years ago. The elderly couple are still very much in love. Elder Piper gives them some advice on how to make the ring work more accurately.

Halliwell ManorPiper, Leo and Patty go back in time and arrive at the Manor once again. They overhear Grams having a conversation with a young Piper. After young Piper leaves, the three greet Grams and she faints upon seeing her deceased daughter Patty. Piper tells her Mom that she’s dead at that time.

Back in the present, Dumain helps Billie focus so she can travel back in time to save Christy. When he mentions the Triad, Billie stops and realizes she’s been manipulated. Dumain tells her that the Triad must be saved otherwise the battle will still happen and Christy will still be killed.

While Patty tries to wake Grams, Leo points out that, if this all works, the ultimate battle won’t have happened yet. If that’s true, the Angel of Destiny could return and take him away once again. Piper assures him that they will be playing Scrabble together in the future. Grams wakes up and Piper makes introductions. Grams is frazzled but once she learns that her grandchildren become the Charmed Ones, she is ready to do whatever it takes to save them.

Billie projects herself back into the past at the Manor, just as her past self and Christy arrive for the battle. Billie warns them but her past self sends her flying into a wall and Billie and Christy begin to fight the Halliwell sisters. The battle starts to play out as before but then Piper, Grams, Leo and Patty arrive. Piper, Grams and Patty cast a spell which drives the Hollow out the three sisters prematurely. The battle ends without anyone dying or the house being destroyed. The two Billies and Pipers then merge with themselves as time “catches up with itself.”

Billie and Christy quickly escape via teleportation. The Angel of Destiny arrives and takes Leo back with her again. Piper brings everyone up-to-date but realizes they’re back where they started. Billie and Christy are out there somewhere and she still doesn’t have her husband Leo. Just then, the future Wyatt (Wesley A. Ramsey) and Chris (Drew Fuller) appear before the group and tell them that someone has messed up their future.

Billie explains to Christy that Dumain has been manipulating them. Christy isn’t listening and believes that the Triad could help them destroy the three sisters. Billie doesn’t want to be aligned with the Triad or kill so Christy says she’ll do it herself and angrily leaves.

Chris and Wyatt explain that Wyatt lost his powers in the middle of a demon battle. Chris cast a spell to take them back to the time when the powers were lost and it brought them to our present. Piper guesses that Billie and Christy somehow stole Wyatt’s power using the Hollow.

Dumain and ChristyAs the two young men and Patty are about to teleport to Victor’s home to look for clues, Coop arrives. Wyatt goofs and calls him “Uncle Coop” so we know he’ll certainly be part of the family’s future. Chris, Wyatt and Patty go to see Victor and to talk to the younger Wyatt for clues. Victor’s surprised to see Patty, his long dead ex-wife. Patty discovers they divorced (and why) before she died but there’s no anger between them.

Dumain is outraged that Billie has abandoned their cause. Christy tells him that she has a way to revive the Triad without her.

Piper and Grams are working on a potion when Henry arrives to talk to wife Paige. Meanwhile, Coop confesses his love to Phoebe. Phoebe can’t handle it and goes to help her sisters after returning the ring to him. As soon as she leaves the room, Dumain appears and grabs the ring and Coop.
To be continued…TV Series Finale home page

 

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary September 10, 2010 at 8:50 am

I know the sister will not return but have you considered a show featuring the children as teens to young adults?

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Amanda Miller December 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I Am Biggest Fan

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Donavan Jones May 8, 2009 at 2:11 am

Alyssa Milano. Oh what a babe. I truly did grow up watching her. From her early days on “Who’s the Boss” I was just a little boy then. I have followed every show she has performed since. My first t.v. heart throb. Oh how I loved her lol. As for Rose McGowen… WOW!!!! what a hottie…. Holly is quite the looker also (don’t want to leave her outta this). I loved to watch Charmed. I can truly say I have seen every episode ever released. I had to buy every season and watch them one episode after the other from start to finish. Oh please will someone make another season. Just one more maybe. Surly you can come up with material. I just want to watch these three women one more season.

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Lorenzo April 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

Charmed deve continuare,questa ingiusta chiusura ci ha lasciato un vuoto incolmabile!

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ines November 16, 2008 at 12:36 am

they need to make spin off,possibly whit all old cast,espesaly whit Shannen Doherty,and Alissa Milano.I think they bout good actresses, or maybe the next generation.It will be charmed maybe not soon,but eventually.I can’t wait.So hurry up and bring charmed back on air.

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#1 CHarmed Fan June 13, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Also forgot to add me and my two sisters have all of the charmed symbol tattoo on our wrists.

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#1 CHarmed Fan June 13, 2008 at 5:43 pm

I am also the number one fan of charmed, been watching the show since it aired and I was only 6, have been to the house that was suppose to be in San Francisco but is located in Los Angeles have gotten all of the seasons and watch the show still being aired on TNT today. I have received their autographs and plan on moving to San Francisco one day to become a social worker like Paige Mathews. Glad to see there is still a lot of fans out there yet today.

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courtney May 25, 2008 at 12:42 am

hi! i’m the biggest fan of CHARMED! (problably the youngest!) it first came out when i was born and have been watching it since i was 3! for some weird reason i am a MAJOR and i mean MAJOR fan of wyatt when his young and older i can’t resist not watching it every day and haven’t seen all of the epesodes. But going to download them all. when i’m older i’m going to call my first son leo or wyatt then chris and my first daughter piper or prudence then pheobe and paige! (WIERD)

BYE AND THANKS UR NO 1 FAN COURTNEY!

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rachel May 5, 2008 at 9:35 am

i like to watch charm .
w/b

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dorothy April 10, 2008 at 7:56 am

charmed is so col and funny
their prue and chisty and BILLIE YOU ME OR PRUE LOE COLE SAID ME OR THEIR SAID ME BUY GET ME OR PIPER THEY IN MY YOU SO SISTERS YOU ME OR THE IS WERE
BOOK SHADWS . PHEOBE PIPER PURUE SAID ME OR THEIR YOU CHRITY COLE ME OR THEIR HAS HOLLY MAIRE COMBS COLE LOE YOU ME OR THEIR CHITSY AND ME OR YOU WE AS TO ME IS GET CHARMED ROSE ALYSSA YOU ME OR ROSE MY OR BILLIE TO BOOK SHADWS OR CHARMED OR THEIR YOU ALYSSA ON IS OR THEIR CHARMED OR THE ALYSSA PRUE ROSE HOLLY MAIRE COMBS COLE PHEOBE SISTERS ROSE AND ME YOU TO WILL TO ME OR THEIR PAIGE AND ROSE PHEOBE HOLLY MAIRE COMBS PRUE PAIGE AND ME CHARMED THEIRE ME TO YOU IS ME OR THEIR COLE ME LOE ME OR THEIR TO CHRISTY AND ME COLE AYLSSA

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Heather April 9, 2008 at 7:27 am

I love whach the charmed

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christine March 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

actually they should also make Charmed the Next Generation!!!!

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christine March 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

hello beautiful ladys..
omg…please their needs to be more charmed!!!
i just saw the last show and omg im so damn sad!
like you dont even understand, thier needs to be more!
or you girls NEED to be in enother show together..you
act like you guys are reall tight sisters!
=’( im still really sad cause i know their aint going to be more charme)’=

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