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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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BETTY February 16, 2007 at 8:40 am

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING CHARMS BACK. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE OF PIPER,LEO,WYATT,CHRIS,PAIGE AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHEOBE AND COLE GET BACK TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE.PLEASE PLEASE I WILL TAKE ANYTHING,JUST PLEASE BRING THEM BACK

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miriam February 9, 2007 at 1:56 pm

are you making a new charmed

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kristina February 9, 2007 at 11:54 am

hi i love this show so much and i would love to be on the show but i cant be so oh well good bye ps im a hudge fan of charmed ,i love the show so much.

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luke February 4, 2007 at 5:22 am

i’ve loved charmed since the first time it came on the air….i literally sat in my living room and cried when the series finale came on… im collecting al the dvd sets and im gettin the 7th season soon… i cant wait til the 8th season comes out… i think that they need to make a some kind of spinoff or something… plz do ur best to make it happen

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jozy January 9, 2007 at 7:41 pm

Hey guys, you dont dont know how cool u guys really are
i ove u soooooooo muc and i havnt missed a single episode
…just remember that no matter what happens in reall life you will allways have a gr8 fan (ME)looking out for you…THANX

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alarflor December 5, 2006 at 6:46 am

PIPER TU EST TROS JOLIE AVEC TES ENFANT CRISE ET OYATE

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Bethany Cummings November 13, 2006 at 9:50 am

i think charmed is FAB Paige is my favrite one i would love to orb.
i can’t belive its not on anymore but i loved how it ended!!!
PLEASE DO ANOTHER SERIES IT WOULD BE BRILL.

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Ben Blundell November 12, 2006 at 9:00 am

Ur show kiks ass i luv it iz der eva gonna b a PLAYSTATION 2 game ov the series please make 1

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margaret milazzo October 18, 2006 at 7:18 pm

I LOVE YOU HOLLY AND SHANNEN YOUR MY FAVES
i am tottaly your bigest fans case you want to know im 13 and i LOVE U you are so kick ASS!!!!!!!!

you F#CKING ROCK LUV YA
CHARMED 4 EVEA!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ariel Bowers October 17, 2006 at 8:23 am

It’s really sad that Charmed is over. I wonder if the Charmed sister will ever play in any films together. On behalf of everybody who is a Charmed freak like me they should keep it on the air.

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Marc Davies September 10, 2006 at 3:21 am

It’s so sad that Charmed is over! I still wonder why Charmed never won an emmy for the first couple of seasons; Charmed was a legendary program that deserved it. On behalf of everybody who loves Charmed in South Africa, we say well done to Holly, Allysa and Rose and the cast and crew for a spectacular eight years of magic.

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danny September 4, 2006 at 8:56 am

hello charmed ones i like fibie best
i like her attitude i like pru when she died i was very sad am your very best fan all my sisters fancy leo i like seson 8 i want it to never ever end thank you for makig the film charmed from danny

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Trevor August 6, 2006 at 10:59 am

Thanks for the comments! I’ve made the corrections to the article Allen — I greatly appreciate your feedback.

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allan August 6, 2006 at 12:32 am

Hey! Nice summary. Although… you wrote “Pru” but it’s actually “Prue”… and that Billie’s projection power only came to her in season 8, to ilustrate that the Jenkin sisters (Billie and Christy) are the most powerful set of siblings after the legendary Charmed Ones. Billie used her new projection power to contact a young Christy trapped in a cave, then used it again to bring free the adult Christy and bring her to San Francisco.

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martin garcia August 3, 2006 at 5:29 pm

I love it wish I can see more of them I love Pheby and piper o and page to

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