08x05 - Rewitched

FADE IN.

[TRIQUETRA]

[Scenes from 8X01: Still Charmed and Kicking]

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- DAY]

(Phoebe reads a spell from the Book of Shadows as everyone watches.)

PHOEBE: (reciting)

I call upon the ancient powers

to mask us now and in future hours.

Hide us well and thoroughly,

But not from those we call family."

FLASH TO:

[TITLE LOGO: CHARMED]

NARRATOR (HOLLY MARIE COMBS): (v.o.) Previously on "Charmed" ..

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- DAY]

(Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo stand in front of the mirror looking at their

'new' reflections.)

PAIGE: Oh, my goodness. Is that me?

PIPER: Is it the you you envisioned?

PIPER: You know, this just might work.

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - KITCHEN -- DAY]

(Victor and Leo talk.)

VICTOR BENNETT: Being magical is part of who they are. You may have been able

to change your identities, but you didn't change that.

[Scene from 8X04: Desperate Housewitches]

[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY -- DAY]

(Piper talks with Paige)

PIPER: (wistfully) No. I guess I just miss the old me a little.

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X01: Still Charmed and Kicking]

[INT. THE BAY MIRROR - ELEVATOR - DAY]

(Phoebe introduces herself to Dex Lawson.)

PHOEBE: Dex Lawson. Nice to meet you, Dex.

DEX LAWSON: You, too.

(They shake hands and Phoebe has a premonition.)

(Quick premonition of: [EXT. MANOR - FRONT PORCH - DAY] Phoebe is in a wedding

dress; Dex is in a tux. And they're kissing.)

(Dex carries Phoebe over the threshold and into the house.)

(End of premonition. Resume to present.)

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X04: Desperate Housewitches]

[INT. MANOR - DINING ROOM - DAY]

(Phoebe eagerly stands over the various research books on the table.)

PHOEBE: He's the one, according to every magical calculation there is, it all

times out perfectly. You know, my vision of us getting married, when I'm

supposed to get pregnant. All of it.

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X02: Malice in Wonderland]

[INT. SEWERS - DAY]

(Billie talks with the Charmed Ones.)

BILLIE JENKINS: I can help you guys fight the demons so you don't have to do it

all the time.

PIPER: What's the catch?

BILLIE JENKINS: Teach me everything you know about witchcraft.

[Scene from 8X03: Run, Piper, Run]

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

BILLIE JENKINS: (eagerly) So when can we go vanquish demons?

FADE OUT.

END OF PREVIOUSLY ON

FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- DAY]

(Paige puts the map of the area down on the table. The map has three red

sticker dots on it.)

PAIGE: Okay. Three dead innocents, three weeks, all near memorial hospital.

BILLIE JENKINS: Yes, and one witch that's gonna vanquish a whole lot of --

PAIGE: Nothing.

BILLIE JENKINS: What?

PAIGE: Nothing. Look, all we need you to do is surveillance, especially because

it's your first solo outing.

BILLIE JENKINS: (groans) Oh, come on!

PAIGE: How can you vanquish a demon until you know what you're up against?

BILLIE JENKINS: I'll bring extra potions.

PAIGE: No. You are going to go, you are going to I.D. the demon, and then you

are gonna come up with a plan after that.

BILLIE JENKINS: You know, I just have one question. Are you guys really this

overly protective or are you just afraid of letting go?

PAIGE: What?

BILLIE JENKINS: There's got to be a reason you keep holding me back. Or maybe

you just secretly wanna be out there doing it yourself.

PAIGE: That's ridiculous. First of all, I don't want to be fighting demons

anymore let alone teaching you how to fight demons anymore.

BILLIE JENKINS: Great. Then loosen the leash a little and let me show you what

I can do.

PAIGE: 'Cause I'd really rather you not die.

BILLIE JENKINS: Okay.

PAIGE: Go get my car, drive to the hospital, find out who's attacking the

innocents, okay? We'll go from there.

BILLIE JENKINS: Okay. You got it.

(Billie heads for the attic door. Paige turns around and stops her.)

PAIGE: Hey. Billie, empty those pockets.

BILLIE JENKINS: What?

PAIGE: Empty 'em, missy.

(Billie takes out two potions vials and places them on the table. She again

heads for the door. Paige again stops her.)

PAIGE: Back ones, too.

(Billie sighs and removes a third potions vial and brass knuckles. She puts

them on the side table.)

BILLIE JENKINS: You guys are so not fun.

(Billie leaves. Paige shakes her head.)

FLASH CUTS TO:

[EXT. VARIOUS SAN FRANCISCO CITY (STOCK) - DAY]

[EXT. STREET INTERSECTION / ALLEY -- DAY]

(Antosis desperately shouts to anyone on the street who will help him.)

ANTOSIS: Somebody please help me! My wife is trapped. I can't get --

(A man rushes up to him.)

MAN: Hey, buddy, what's wrong?

ANTOSIS: I crashed my car. My wife, she's pregnant. She's pinned, I can't get

her out -

MAN: Where is she?

ANTOSIS: (points) She's down there. Please, please help me!

(The man takes off running in the direction Antosis points. Antosis follows

behind. He looks in the direction the man went and concentrates. He lifts up

his hands and a swarm of red bee-like creatures appear. He motions and the

creatures zoom off after the man.)

(Antosis shimmers out.)

[EXT. ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(The helpful man runs into an alleyway. He runs in and doesn't see anything.

He stops.)

MAN: Hey, where did you say she is?

(He turns around and sees the red bee-like creatures appear and swarm straight

for him. He yells and raises his arms to protect himself.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. STREET NEAR ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Billie pulls up to the curb in front of the alleyway. She parks the car and

gets out.)

MAN: (shouts) (o.s.) Help!

[EXT. ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(In the alleyway, the man is being attacked and cut by the swarming red

creatures.)

MAN: Ah!

MAN: Ah!

(He screams.)

[EXT. STREET NEAR ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Out on the street, Billie hears him scream. She looks around and heads for the

alley.)

[EXT. ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(In the alley, the creatures continue their attach on him. Billie runs in and

sees the man fall to his knees. She waves her hands and one-by-one, the

creatures explode.)

(The man is on the ground, his arms covered with cuts.)

(The swarming creatures move over to Billie. She continues to kick and hit the

creatures. Finally, she reaches out and grabs one of the flying creatures.

It's a tiny red Imp with a spear. The Imp squirms, trying to get out of her

grip.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Eew! Gross!

(A second Imp flies by and cuts Billie on her upper arm. She lets the first Imp

go and grabs her arm.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Ow!

(She looks at the cut on her arm.)

(The Imps fly off and leave the alley. Billie runs over to the Man and helps

him up. )

BILLIE JENKINS: Ok, come on. We need to get you to a hospital. Come on.

(He gets to his feet and she helps him out of the alley.)

[EXT. STREET NEAR ALLEYWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Outside the alley and sitting in his car, Agent Murphy watches the alley

entrance through a pair of binoculars.)

(He sees Billie helping the man out of the alley. He puts the binoculars down

and watches her.)

FADE TO

END OF TEASER

ROLL TITLE CREDITS

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - NIGHT]

PIPER: (v.o.) Oh, come on. It's only for a few hours tomorrow, ...

[INT. MANOR - PIPER'S BEDROOM - NIGHT]

(Piper is putting on her make-up and talking with Paige.)

PIPER: ... and you yourself said you haven't been meeting any cute guys lately.

(Paige walks into the room and starts pacing around Piper.)

PAIGE: Okay, there are not gonna be any cute guys there because they're all

desperate, and that is why they are doing speed dating.

(She stops, puts her hands on her hips and glares at Piper.)

PIPER: That's not necessarily true.

PAIGE: Oh, yeah, then how come you're so nervous about having it at the club?

PIPER: Hey, it wasn't my idea. It was Dad's idea, as was bingo night. I'm

just trying to do a little damage control.

PAIGE: Well, you cancelled that, so cancel this.

PIPER: I can't. It's too late. Which is why I need your help. Come on. I

need to up the babe quotient a little.

PAIGE: So you're pimping me out.

PIPER: What? Do you wanna be homeless? Because that's what's gonna happen if

we lose our only source of income.

PAIGE: Thanks, Missy Guilt Giver.

PIPER: I will resort to whatever I have to. Besides, you might actually meet

someone you like.

PAIGE: (scoffs) Yeah.

(Leo walks in carrying Baby Chris.)

LEO: Baby Tylenol?

PIPER: Top shelf. How is he feeling?

LEO: Ah, the fever's going down. I'm gonna put him down early.

PIPER: How's Wyatt?

(Leo heads into the nursery.)

LEO: Oh, you know ... doing better. You know, I think he should stay at your

dad's another day or so, just to be on the safe side.

(Leo comes out of the nursery and stops next to Piper in front of the mirror.

Piper's new look is taller than Leo's new look.)

LEO: I think I like your other alias better.

PIPER: Well, too bad. Get used to it.

(Leo walks away. He passes Phoebe coming in on his way out of the room.)

PHOEBE: Hey, can I borrow a suitcase?

PIPER: Closet.

PAIGE: So is Julie gonna be helping with the speed dating?

(Phoebe checks herself in the mirror as Piper sits on the bed to put her shoes

on.)

PHOEBE: Nope. I'm ovulating.

PIPER: What?

PHOEBE: You know, eggs, fertility, baby making?

PAIGE: Yeah, I got it. I know what ovulating is, thank you.

PHOEBE: Well, I'm supposed to get pregnant by Dex, right? What better place to

try than Napa?

(Phoebe walks into Piper's closet to get the suitcase.)

PAIGE: Uh, I thought your premonition was about you getting married to Dex.

PHOEBE: Well, one step at a time. At least, that's what my star chart keeps

saying. I gotta get to work.

(Phoebe emerges from the closet, the suitcase in tow behind her.)

PAIGE: Work? What happened to love?

PHOEBE: No time for that. Destiny calls.

(Phoebe leaves. Piper and Paige sigh.)

PAIGE: Is that what we've been reduced to? Loveless s*x ... pimping?

PIPER: Yes.

(Billie comes down the attic stairs. Piper sees her and jumps up to get her

attention.)

PIPER: Billie!

BILLIE JENKINS: Yeah?

PIPER: Just the girl I was looking for. Are you by any chance single?

BILLIE JENKINS: Why?

PAIGE: Forget it, Piper. She's not even old enough to drink. (to Billie) So,

how did the surveillance go?

BILLIE JENKINS: The surveillance? It was fine. It was great. It was totally

fine.

PAIGE: Okay. Did you I.D. the demon?

BILLIE JENKINS: Um ... you know, actually, I--

(The doorbell rings.)

BILLIE JENKINS: I'll get that.

(Billie leaves to get the door. Piper and Paige sense something fishy is

happening.)

(On her way through the hallway, Billie pauses.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Ow.

(She checks the bandage on her upper arm, tucks her sleeve back down over it and

heads out to answer the door.)

(Unknown to her, Phoebe is watching, her bedroom door partially open.)

PHOEBE: Uh ... Paige?

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - FRONT DOOR - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS]

(Billie opens the door and finds Agent Murphy standing outside.)

AGENT MURPHY: Hi.

BILLIE JENKINS: Hi. Can I help you?

AGENT MURPHY: Yeah, I think you can. Agent Murphy, Homeland Security. (He

shows her his ID.) We need to talk.

FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - STUDY -- NIGHT]

(The closet door opens. Antosis goes through the closet of clothes. Behind

him, the Imp Master talks)

IMP MASTER: Please, it wasn't their fault, Antosis. The witch surprised them.

They -- they weren't prepared.

ANTOSIS: Except ... you told me that they could handle surprises. That's one

of the reasons why I brought you and your little pests here in the first place.

Killing Good Samaritans, placing my mark across entire neighborhoods ... and of

course, the ever-present risk of the unexpected. For example, now.

(He selects a jacket.)

IMP MASTER: Now?

ANTOSIS: Do I kill you? Or do I give you and your toothy friends another shot

at helping me get that territory?

IMP MASTER: Well, of course, if I have a choice, I would rather --

ANTOSIS: You don't.

(Antosis puts the jacket on.)

IMP MASTER: We've helped you get this far, haven't we? Replacing us now might,

uh, set you back, open up the territory to other demons.

ANTOSIS: What about your witch?

IMP MASTER: She won't surprise us again. She can't. We'll be waiting for her

next time.

FLASH TO:

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM/ FOYER -- NIGHT]

(Agent Murphy talks with Billie.)

AGENT MURPHY: I've been following you, Billie ... for a while now.

BILLIE JENKINS: You have? Why?

AGENT MURPHY: I think you know why.

BILLIE JENKINS: If I knew why, I wouldn't ask why, would I?

AGENT MURPHY: Cute.

BILLIE JENKINS: Thanks.

AGENT MURPHY: Wasn't a compliment. Look, I'm just trying to solve a mystery

here, Billie, in the process, you know, maybe save a few innocent lives, but I'm

gonna need your help to do that. I'm gonna need you to come clean about ...

what it is that brought you here and what you know about the Halliwell sisters.

BILLIE JENKINS: Who?

(He gives her his card.)

AGENT MURPHY: Call anytime. Call. Soon.

(He turns and leaves, closing the door behind him.)

(Billie turns, and before she can take a couple steps, Piper, Phoebe and Paige

are coming down the stairs.)

[INT. MANOR - MAIN HALL/SITTING ROOM - NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS]

PIPER: Who was that?

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, that? That guy? Um ... just a guy. From Homeland

Security.

PHOEBE: What?

PIPER: What did he say? What did he want?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, he said that ... he's been following me.

PAIGE: Why?

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't know. He probably thinks I know something about you

guys.

PHOEBE: Great. Just great.

PAIGE: Did he follow you to the hospital?

PIPER: What hospital?

PAIGE: You didn't use your powers, did you?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, I had no choice. The imps were attacking an innocent.

PIPER: Imps?

BILLIE JENKINS: According to the book, imps are these gremlin-like creatures,

but way nastier.

PIPER: I know what imps are.

PHOEBE: If he saw her use magic, we're screwed.

BILLIE JENKINS: Why? He can't prove you're alive. You don't even look like

you.

PHOEBE: Well, he must have known you were connected to us somehow. Otherwise,

he wouldn't be following you, right? You shouldn't have sent her out.

PAIGE: She was just supposed to go and ID the demon.

BILLIE JENKINS: That's all that I did! Look, imps have an imp master, so if we

attack the imp master, we can -

PIPER: No, Billie. They're guns for hire. They could be working for any

demon.

BILLIE JENKINS: That's what I'm saying. We get the Imp Master so he can tell

us exactly where they are.

PHOEBE: (interrupts) No. We're not gonna do anything.

BILLIE JENKINS: But I think --

PIPER: (interrupts) No buts. She's right. If they're watching you, that

means they're watching us, and we need to be careful.

PAIGE: So what are we supposed to do?

PIPER: We just act normally and live our lives and hopefully he'll go away,

sooner or later. We'll go to P-3 tomorrow just like we planned and --

PAIGE: (groans) Great!

PIPER: (to Phoebe) And you'll go to Napa with Dex.

PHOEBE: Well, I can't go now.

PIPER: Why? He's gonna be here in a few minutes.

PHOEBE: Well, let's just say I'm not in the mood anymore. This ruse isn't

really working very well, is it?

PIPER: Well, maybe we need to give it a little more time.

BILLIE JENKINS: You guys, I'm so sorry.

PHOEBE: It's okay, sweetie. It's not your fault.

(Phoebe turns and leaves.)

PAIGE: So much for happily ever after.

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- NIGHT]

(Billie is going through the Book of Shadows, flipping the pages, looking for a

spell.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, come on, come on, come on! There's got to be some way to

fix this.

(She stops on the page for a Sleep Spell.)

BILLIE JENKINS: I could put Murphy to sleep. No, no. That won't work.

(She flips past a "Dragon Warlock" page and stops on "To Make a Lover's Dream

Come True" spell.)

BILLIE JENKINS: "To make a lover's dream come true." Hmm. Well, maybe at least

this one will help Phoebe out.

(The doorbell rings.)

(Billie picks up the Book of Shadows and carries it over to the potions table.)

INTERCUT WITH:

[INT. MANOR - FOYER -- NIGHT]

(Phoebe opens the front door and finds Dex Lawson on the doorstep.)

PHOEBE: Dex!

DEX LAWSON: Hey. (He sees her less than enthusiastic response at their

excursion.) Uh ... what's wrong?

PHOEBE: Uh ... I'm so sorry.

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - NIGHT]

(Billie starts the spell.)

BILLIE JENKINS: (reading)

Hear these words, hear my rhyme,

bless these two in this time,

bring them both into the fold,

help them now cross love's threshold.

(Billie throws the ingredient into the cauldron where it explodes, a cloud of

white smoke rising out of it.)

[INT. MANOR - FOYER -- NIGHT]

PHOEBE: Please believe me, this has nothing to do with you. It's just --

DEX LAWSON: Just what?

PHOEBE: Well ...

(Phoebe steps over the threshold and out onto the porch. A golden glow rises up

from the ground and dissolves into them.)

(Phoebe looks at Dex. Dex looks at Phoebe. Suddenly, Phoebe desperately grabs

Dex and they kiss each other passionately.)

PHOEBE: (eagerly) What are we waiting for?

DEX LAWSON: I don't know. Let's go.

(He takes her hand and they leave.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO CITY SKYLINE (STOCK) - DAY]

[INT. P-3 -- DAY]

(Piper hits the bell several times. She turns and talks to the DJ.)

PIPER: Hi. Listen, top forty only. Really, one power ballad, and you'll never

DJ in this state again. Seriously.

(Piper and Paige walk around P-3 putting the final touches on the tables. She

calls over one of the workers.)

PIPER: Hi. You. Come here, come here, come here. Table 8. Water spots on the

glass. Please fix it, fix it, fix it. (The worker heads over to table 8. Piper

yells out.) Jeff, did you do the final sound check?

JEFF: (o.s.) Yes. I sure did.

(Paige and Piper head over to the bar.)

PAIGE: Okay, you need to relax just a little bit.

PIPER: I'll have plenty of time to relax when this thing tanks.

PAIGE: Why are you worried? This is not gonna tank.

PIPER: Because it's what I do best, okay? Dave, where are the mints? We need

mints on the table if we're gonna match make here. (Someone hands Dave the

mints.) Thank you. People, help me out. (to Paige) Okay, so listen, be nice

and try not to blow anyone off until at least the second round.

PAIGE: I'm here, aren't I?

PIPER: Okay. (to the man at the door) All right, let 'em in.

(The daters enter the club.)

(A particularly geeky looking young man comes down the stairs. He looks at

Paige and Piper and smiles. Paige and Piper both smile back at him. The young

man's smile gets bigger as he goes to find a seat.)

(Piper has a huge grin on her face as she looks at Paige.)

PAIGE: (under her breath) You so owe me.

(Piper giggles.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - PORCH -- DAY]

(Phoebe and Dex are kissing on the front porch. Phoebe is in a white wedding

gown while Dex is wearing a tux.)

DEX LAWSON: I love you, Mrs. Lawson.

PHOEBE: Oh, say it again.

DEX LAWSON: Mrs. Lawson.

(They kiss.)

PHOEBE: I love it.

(Phoebe picks up the key and unlocks the front door.)

DEX LAWSON: Uh -- wait. I have to carry my bride across the threshold, don't

I?

PHOEBE: (eagerly) Ooh!

(Dex picks Phoebe up in his arms and he carries her over the threshold.)

[INT. MANOR - FOYER - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(As soon as Dex's foot touches the floor inside the house and over the

threshold, a golden magical glow rises up from the ground and dissolves over

them.)

(Phoebe and Dex look around, puzzled as to what's going on. Dex drops Phoebe

and she falls to the floor.)

PHOEBE: Wha --

(He looks around, then realizes that he's dropped her.)

DEX LAWSON: Oh, what happened?

(He helps her up.)

PHOEBE: Well, you dropped me. That's what happened!

DEX LAWSON: Look, I'm sorry.

PHOEBE: You should be sorry.

(Phoebe stops, looking at what Dex is wearing.)

DEX LAWSON: Wh-I -

(Dex looks at Phoebe's wedding gown. Phoebe looks down at her gown.)

DEX LAWSON: Why was I just carrying you?

PHOEBE: What are you wearing? What am I wearing?

(She looks at the ring on her finger and gasps.)

PHOEBE: Oh!

DEX LAWSON: Did we just do what I think we just did?

(Phoebe hyperventilates.)

PHOEBE: You ... and just -- I need a -

(Phoebe leaves to find out what's going on.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Billie is in the attic taking notes from the Book of Shadows.)

(Phoebe rungs into the attic.)

PHOEBE: What did you do to me?

(Billie's eyes widen when she sees Phoebe in a wedding dress.)

CUT TO:

[INT. P-3 -- DAY]

(Dave monitors the stop watch. He stops the watch, then hits the bell. The

male daters stand and move tables.)

(The place seems to be running smoothly. There are many different types of

people in the club and even more walk in. Piper stands near the bar watching

everyone.)

(Date 1 sits at Paige's table.)

DATE 1: Tell me, was your dad a thief?

PAIGE: No. Why?

DATE 1: 'Cause he stole the stars and put 'em in your eyes.

(The bell dings.)

(Date 2 sits across from Paige.)

DATE 2: Yo, if I could rearrange the letter of the alphabet, you and I ...

would be together. Uhh!

(Paige shakes her head.)

(The bell dings.)

(The men get up and change tables.)

(Paige looks tired. Whit settles down at Paige's table.)

WHIT: You look like you need a break.

PAIGE: Yeah, I'm just a ... little overwhelmed.

WHIT: You wanna sit this session out?

(Paige turns and looks at Whit. He's actually nice-looking. She smiles.)

PAIGE: No! No, actually, it'd be ... perfectly great if you stayed.

WHIT: Okay. Well, my name's Whit.

PAIGE: Hello, Whit.

(They shake hands.)

(Meanwhile, at the bar, Piper is working at her laptop. Nick takes the seat

next to her.)

NICK: Hey. I'm Nick.

PIPER: Hi. I'm married.

NICK: Yeah, I know. I read your bio, Jamie. I work for 415 magazine, and I

came here to do a piece on failing clubs, but apparently, I'm in the wrong

place.

(He chuckles.)

PIPER: Oh, yeah?

NICK: Yeah, yeah. It seems you made speed dating cool. And that's news. So

I'd like to figure out how you did it. What do you say I interview you around

six o'clock tonight?

PIPER: Uh ... six? Uh -- yeah. Sure.

NICK: See you then.

(He smiles and leaves. Piper's phone rings. She answers it.)

PIPER: (to phone) Hello? (shouts) Billie did what?!

(Whit has Paige's attention with the story he's telling her.)

WHIT: So I said, "How much for the tool?" And I been working at Homes for

Humanity ever since.

PAIGE: (chuckles) I think, uh ... you might just be too good to be true.

WHIT: Ditto.

(Piper leans forward.)

PIPER: Hello. Sorry to interrupt. Um ... I just got a call, and, uh, we need

to go home.

PAIGE: Yeah, well, now's not really a great time.

PIPER: Mm-hmm. But it's a family emergency.

(Paige chuckles.)

PAIGE: (to Whit) Excuse me. (Paige stands up and they step aside.) Okay. I

thought we were done with those.

PIPER: Uh, well, apparently not.

PAIGE: Fine. You take this one. I'll take the next.

PIPER: Listen, Jo -

PAIGE: Look, I did you a favor by letting you drag me here. Now you do me a

favor by letting me stay.

PIPER: Fine. Be that way.

PAIGE: Fine. I will.

(Paige leaves Piper and heads back to her table.)

PAIGE: Ah! Sorry about that. Where were we?

(They smile at each other.)

(Piper leaves.)

(The man sitting at the bar turns around to look back at them. It's Agent

Murphy.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - FOYER -- DAY]

(Dex paces the foyer waiting for Phoebe. In the background, we can hear

Phoebe's muffled voice from upstairs.)

(The front door opens and Piper walks in.)

PIPER: Hi!

DEX LAWSON: Hi.

PIPER: Dex, right?

DEX LAWSON: Right.

PIPER: I'm Julie. Jamie. Julie's cousin.

DEX LAWSON: Ah.

PIPER: Uh ... where's the lucky bride?

(Dex turns and looks upstairs. We can still hear Phoebe's muffled voice.)

PIPER: Excuse me.

(Piper heads upstairs.)

(Just then, Leo walks out of the kitchen carrying Baby Chris.)

LEO: Who are you?

DEX LAWSON: Um ...

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(Phoebe and Billie are still arguing.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Um ... I was just trying to help!

PHOEBE: How is this helping?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, I didn't mean for you to get married!

PHOEBE: Well, you know what? I did. And I cannot believe that you used magic

when we specifically told you not to!

BILLIE JENKINS: I thought you just meant demon magic, not innocent magic.

PHOEBE: Oh, really? And this is innocent?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well ... you look fabulous!

PHOEBE: You know what? Don't try to butter me up with a compliment, Missy!

(Piper walks in.)

PIPER: Are you out of your mind? What did you do now?

BILLIE JENKINS: Do I have to start from the beginning again?

PIPER: I can't believe you did this, with Agent Murphy watching our every move!

PHOEBE: Skip down. I already went through that with her.

BILLIE JENKINS: I still don't know what I did was so bad.

PHOEBE: This -- this is what's bad!

PIPER: Whoa - -hey! Wow, that's huge!

BILLIE JENKINS: Look, you guys, I am so sorry, all right? I know I screwed up

with the imps and -- which, actually, I really don't think that I did -- and

then I felt bad, like I ruined your lives. I just wanted to fix it. That's it!

PIPER: By getting them married?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, no, no. Not exactly. But she was supposed to get

married anyway, right?

PHOEBE: Yeah, but normally, not magically.

BILLIE JENKINS: How do you know? How do you know it wasn't supposed to happen

exactly like this? She foresaw it, right? She knew it was gonna happen.

PIPER: That is completely besides the point!

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't think so.

PIPER: Well, I do, and I'm older, so what I think counts more.

(Billie groans with frustration.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Uhh!

PHOEBE: (less angry) Uh ... maybe she's right. I mean, maybe this is how it

was supposed to happen. How else would you explain Dex and I getting married so

quickly?

PIPER: I'm confused. Are we mad at her or not?

(Billie shakes her head hopefully.)

PHOEBE: We're not.

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh! Yes! Good. Now can I go back to looking for the Imp

Demon?

PHOEBE: No!

PIPER: No!

BILLIE JENKINS: No? What about the next innocent? What we have learned about

this specific demon is if we don't get him, he's gonna keep going after these

people!

PHOEBE: Billie, if we get exposed, we may never be able to help an innocent

again. Do you understand that?

BILLIE JENKINS: Yeah, but don't -

PIPER: (interrupts) Billie, she's right. You gotta pick your battles, and

right now, this is not one of them.

(Billie sighs.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. STREET -- DAY]

(A woman rushes out of a building. She runs up to Antosis.)

NURSE: I'm a nurse. Where is he? My son.

ANTOSIS: He's at the bottom of the fire escape. He's not moving!

NURSE: Call 911!

(She turns and runs into the alleyway. Antosis again summons and sends the Imps

after her. The red swarm goes into the alley after the nurse.)

(We hear her scream.)

NURSE: Aah! Aah! Aah! Aah--

(The Imps return to Antosis.

(From the shadows, the Imp Master steps out from the side of the building. He

grabs one Imp and absorbs them all into his body.)

(Antosis steps up to him.)

ANTOSIS: Where's your witch?

IMP MASTER: Maybe we scared her off last time.

ANTOSIS: If she came once, she'll be back. Witches can't help but help other

people. It's their fatal flaw.

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - DAY]

[INT. MANOR - SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY/STAIRS -- DAY]

(Phoebe exits her bedroom, changed out of her wedding dress. Piper is on her

heels.)

PIPER: What are you gonna say to him?

PHOEBE: I don't know. I'm just gonna wing it.

PIPER: Wing it? He's married. Don't you think he's gonna want to know why?

PHOEBE: Well, he doesn't have to know it was magic.

PIPER: Still, what is he gonna think?

PHOEBE: Maybe that he got really drunk? (They head downstairs.) I mean, the

point is, it happened. So that's what I have to focus him on -- for his sake

and mine.

PIPER: Wait, Phoebe, hold it. Hang on a second. Hang on. You're really gonna

go through with this thing?

PHOEBE: I don't have a choice.

PIPER: Yeah, but Phoebe --

PHOEBE: I know that this is not my Cinderella wedding, okay? But I also know

that everything happens for a reason. So I have to just go with it.

PIPER: Till death do you part?

(Before she can answer, she hears Leo and Dex from the next room.)

LEO and DEX: Whoo! Yes!

(They head into the Conservatory to find them.)

[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(Leo and Dex are watching the football game on television.)

DEX: Man!

LEO: Oh, man!

LEO: Oh, man did you see that move?

DEX LAWSON: Can you believe he held on to that thing?

(Phoebe and Piper enter the room.)

PIPER: Hi. How's it going?

LEO: It's good. We're watching the game. Did you know Dex here used to play?

PHOEBE: No. I didn't know that.

DEX LAWSON: Just a little college ball. Nothing, really.

(Leo nudges him with his elbow, impressed nevertheless.)

LEO: Oh, come on. Nothing, really.

PIPER: Uh, honey, I gotta get back to the club.

LEO: Okay. Well, I'll see you tonight.

(Leo turns back to the television.)

PIPER: Don't you wanna ... walk me to the door?

(He looks at her and sees her motioning for him to go with her. He gets the

hint.)

LEO: Oh, uh, y-sure. Um. It was nice meeting you. Congratulations.

DEX LAWSON: Thanks.

(Leo and Piper leave.)

(Phoebe picks up the remote and turns the television set off.)

[INT. MANOR - FOYER - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(Piper and Leo head for the door.)

PIPER: (whispers) Aren't you even remotely surprised that they're married?

LEO: Not at all. She had that premonition.

(Piper picks up her bag.)

PIPER: Yeah, okay. Forget it. Listen, just try and give them a little space,

okay? I have to go. I've got an interview.

LEO: An interview? Really, about what?

PIPER: About P-3 and me ... or, you know, the me they think I am.

LEO: It's still the same you. At least on the inside. You should be excited.

PIPER: I am. Bye. (She kisses her and Chris.) Bye, baby.

(Piper turns and leaves.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(Phoebe talks with Dex.)

DEX LAWSON: You changed.

PHOEBE: Those things aren't very comfortable.

DEX LAWSON: Do you even remember how you got it?

PHOEBE: No.

DEX LAWSON: Yeah, me neither. Look, Julie, I don't know what's going on here,

but ... if you want to go down to city hall and get this fixed ...

PHOEBE: To get it annulled?

DEX LAWSON: Well, yeah.

PHOEBE: Is that what you want?

DEX LAWSON: Look, I don't know what I want. It's just really weird. One

minute we're off to Napa, and the next minute we're like going ...

PHOEBE: Yeah. I know. I mean, it's weird for me, too.

DEX LAWSON: Yeah?

PHOEBE: Yeah.

DEX LAWSON: Somehow you seem like ... okay with it. I mean, the fact that we

just got married.

PHOEBE: No. I mean, I'm not ok with it. (Phoebe sits down.) It's just ...

things happened to me in my life, and I've learned to accept them, you know?

I've had to.

DEX LAWSON: This sort of thing happens to you all the time?

PHOEBE: Well, no. Not exactly this, but ... you know, other things have. And

it always turns out okay. And I guess I've just learned to trust that.

(Dex sits down next to her.)

DEX LAWSON: Even though we have no idea how we got married.

PHOEBE: Well, I kinda feel like that part's irrelevant. I mean, really,

whether we remember it or not, it happened. And I believe that everything

happens for a reason. So, uh ... I don't know. Maybe we should just see this

through. It's not like we don't care about each other.

DEX LAWSON: True.

PHOEBE: And I guess if things don't work out, we can...just have it annulled in

the future, right?

DEX LAWSON: True. It's crazy, you know.

PHOEBE: Yeah. I know.

(She puts her head on his shoulder.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. P-3 (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[INT. P-3 - OFFICE -- NIGHT]

(The door opens. Paige and Whit, in a lip-lock, stumble into the room. Whit

reaches behind him and slams the door shut. Paige giggles as Whit reaches out

and clears a part of the desk behind her. He lifts Paige up and settles her on

the desk.)

(They start kissing again.)

PAIGE: Okay, wait. I think maybe we should ... slow this down a little.

(They take a breath.)

WHIT: Whew. You're right. I'm sorry.

PAIGE: No, I'm -- I'm sorry.

WHIT: Whew. Uh ... why don't you tell me a little more about yourself?

PAIGE: Well, I, uh ... screw it.

(She grabs him and starts kissing him desperately again. Whit starts taking his

shirt off.)

WHIT: God, you're beautiful, Jo.

(Hearing a name not her own, stops Paige cold.)

WHIT: What's the matter?

(She looks at her reflection in the mirror behind them and sees a face not her

own.)

PAIGE: I can't do this.

WHIT: Okay. Okay. Um ... was it something I said?

PAIGE: No. Absolutely not. It's not you. I'm sorry.

(Paige rushes out of the office and leaves.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[INT. MANOR - SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY / PHOEBE'S BEDROOM -- NIGHT]

(Billie knocks insistently on Phoebe's bedroom door.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Phoebe! Are you in there? Phoebe, Phoebe.

(The door opens a crack wide enough for Phoebe to stick her head out of. She

looks disheveled.)

PHOEBE: What?

BILLIE JENKINS: I think I found out who the Imp Master is working for.

PHOEBE: Shh!

(Phoebe glances behind her into the bedroom, then steps out into the hallway.

She closes the door.)

BILLIE JENKINS: No, no, you don't understand. I cross-referenced all the

demons that go after Good Samaritans and then the ones that typically recruit

others -- came up with a high level demon.

PHOEBE: Billie --

BILLIE JENKINS: Then I narrowed it down to one demon. His name is Antosis, but

unfortunately we need the power of three to vanquish him. So I have a plan.

PHOEBE: Forget it.

BILLIE JENKINS: What do you mean, forget it?

PHOEBE: I mean forget it. We are not doing this.

BILLIE JENKINS: But that was before I found the demon!

PHOEBE: A Power of Three demon.

BILLIE JENKINS: So?

PHOEBE: So, we can't take that risk!

BILLIE JENKINS: But what about the greater good and everything you taught me,

what you guys were about?

PHOEBE: Okay, Billie, you have to understand this is hard for us also. We're

not doing this, and we'll talk more about it in the morning, okay?

BILLIE JENKINS: No. It's not okay.

(Billie turns and walks away. The bedroom door opens and Dex appears, his shirt

unbuttoned.)

DEX LAWSON: Is everything all right?

PHOEBE: No. It's not all right.

(He reaches out and rubs her arm trying to comfort her.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)


FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT]

(Phoebe sits on the floor, staring at the fire in the fireplace and thinks. Off

screen, the front door opens and closes. Paige walks in.)

PAIGE: Hey.

PHOEBE: Hey.

PAIGE: What are you doing?

PHOEBE: Oh, just sitting here thinking.

PAIGE: Yeah? Mind if I join you?

PHOEBE: No, of course not. (Phoebe takes out a pillow and places it next to

her. She pats it invitingly.) Pull up a pillow.

(Paige sits down and sighs heavily.)

PHOEBE: What's the matter?

PAIGE: Oh, it's just been a very interesting day.

PHOEBE: Tell me about it.

PAIGE: What? I take it Dex didn't like not being able to go away?

PHOEBE: Boy, are you behind in the news.

(Phoebe shows her the diamond ring on her finger.)

PAIGE: Oh, my gosh. He asked you to marry him?

PHOEBE: No. We're actually already married.

PAIGE: Huh?

PHOEBE: It's not what you think. Billie cast a spell.

PAIGE: She did what?

PHOEBE: I know, I know, and we already yelled at her. Besides ... I actually

don't think she did anything wrong. In fact, I think she's the only one doing

anything right around here.

PAIGE: Uh, okay. If you're trying to confuse me, you're doing a bang-up job.

PHOEBE: You ever wonder that ... maybe we made a mistake faking our own death?

PAIGE: Funny you should ask. I met this guy today and ... I kinda could have

... liked him.

PHOEBE: That's great, Paige.

PAIGE: No, actually, it's not. How am I ever supposed to be with someone when

they're not with the real me?

PHOEBE: (nods) Yeah. I keep asking myself the same exact question. Only,

it's not just about guys. It's everything. I mean, you know, who we used to

be, the whole greater good thing.

PAIGE: Right.

PHOEBE: And I'm just worried that the more we ignore it, the more we're just

not gonna be able to.

PAIGE: What are we gonna do?

PHOEBE: Thanks to Billie, we're gonna have to come up with a plan pretty soon.

PAIGE: I -- I'm sorry. What do you mean, 'thanks to Billie'?

PHOEBE: She made me feel pretty guilty about not helping her with this demon.

And she was right.

PAIGE: Well, where is she?

PHOEBE: I don't know. She stormed outta here. Maybe she went to her dorm.

PAIGE: No. She's probably after the demon.

CUT TO:

[INT. P-3 - OFFICE - NIGHT]

(Agent Murphy tosses several photos of the recent victims on Piper's desk in

front of her. The victims are cut-up, beaten and dead.)

PIPER: Uh ... I'd really like to help you, Agent ...

AGENT MURPHY: Murphy.

PIPER: Murphy. But I have an interview.

AGENT MURPHY: You know, if I showed these photos to most people, more than

likely they'd be shocked or repulsed. But not you.

PIPER: I internalize a lot.

AGENT MURPHY: Or you're more used to seeing these kind of victims than you're

letting on.

PIPER: Agent Murphy, I just run a night club. That's all.

AGENT MURPHY: Just like Piper used to, right? You know, I've been watching you

ever since she and her sisters disappeared.

PIPER: Don't you mean since they 'died'?

AGENT MURPHY: You tell me. Look ... I'm not the hard-ass Agent Keyes was, all

right? He left me behind because he didn't believe the Halliwells were really

dead. Even though we both think you know exactly what really happened, the

difference is, I don't wanna bust you or them. I just want help. (Piper

glances down at the photos, the topmost photo of the nurse.) I need it. For

the past month, people have been showing up dead for reasons no one can really

explain, but I think you and your cousins know exactly who or what is

responsible.

PIPER: By "what" you mean ...

AGENT MURPHY: You know exactly what I mean. Things beyond normal. Powerful

things like yourself. Of course, like everything else, there are good things

and bad things. But if you're not doing anything to stop this, then ... as far

as I'm concerned, you're on the wrong side. And I don't know how you can live

with yourselves.

(His words hit harder than she shows.)

(Piper's cell phone rings.)

PIPER: I'm sorry, but I really need to get this.

(She hands the photos back to Agent Murphy.)

AGENT MURPHY: Billie has my number.

(Agent Murphy takes the photos and leaves.)

(Piper glances down at the text message:

911-

CALL HOME.

BILLIE IN TROUBLE

CUT TO:

[EXT. ALLEY/STREET IN FRONT PIZZA JOINT -- NIGHT]

(Billie is helps a man out of the alley. He's limping as she hails a taxi.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Taxi! Taxi.

(A taxi pulls up. She puts him in the back seat.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Here. Get him to a hospital fast, okay? Hurry up. Go.

(The taxi leaves. Billie sighs and heads back into the alley.)

(Off to the side, the Imp Master steps out from the shadows. Antosis shimmers

in behind him. They both watch as Billie runs back into the alley.)

ANTOSIS: Like a moth to a flame.

(Antosis and the Imp Master both take off after her.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- NIGHT]

(The crystal swirls around over the map. Paige is in the attic scrying the old-

fashioned way for Billie. Piper walks in.)

PIPER: Any sign of Billie?

PAIGE: Well, just that she's in the area.

PIPER: What do you mean, she's 'in the area'?

PAIGE: She's moving around so much, I'm having a hard time getting a lock on

her. You know, we should upgrade to her GPS scrying system.

(Phoebe is standing over the open Book of Shadows. She has a pad and pen in her

hand.)

PHOEBE: Well, if she survives this, we'll ask her how. At least we know what

we're up against. She left the book open to the demon. Problem is, only the

Power of Three spell is going to vanquish him.

PIPER: I don't understand why she would go up against a demon she can't

vanquish.

PAIGE: Well, I'll make sure to ask her that if she's still alive. I can't

believe we're doing this again.

PIPER: Agent Murphy thinks we never should have stopped.

PHOEBE: Wait. Does he know who we really are?

PIPER: No, but he's getting warmer.

(The crystal hits the map just as the downstairs door slams shut.)

PAIGE: Guess who.

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - FOYER -- NIGHT]

(Billie walks through the foyer when Antosis shimmers into the house behind

her.)

ANTOSIS: Looking for me, are you?

BILLIE JENKINS: Antosis. I'm flattered.

ANTOSIS: And of course, you've already met my friend. (The Imp Master appears

next to him. He waves to her.) Or rather, his friends.

BILLIE JENKINS: What do you want?

ANTOSIS: You. Alone. And out of my way.

(Antosis heads over to her. The Imp Master lurches and the Imps appear out of

his body, red and swirling around him. He smiles as he walks toward her.)

(Piper, Paige and Phoebe come down the stairs, hidden away from view. Piper

starts to motion to blast Antosis, but Phoebe stops her.)

PHOEBE: No! Wait.

PIPER: Are you kidding me? There's demons in the house.

PHOEBE: But she said she has a plan.

ANTOSIS: I am curious. What made you think you could take me out all by

yourself?

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh ... I know I can't take you out. (She holds up a potions

bottle filled with red liquid.) But I can take them out.

(She throws the bottle at the Imp Master. It smashes at his feet and starts to

destroy the Imps. He convulses and screams with each tiny explosion. Finally,

he explodes as well.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Only The Charmed Ones can vanquish you.

ANTOSIS: Too bad they're dead.

BILLIE JENKINS: Are they?

(She turns and looks up the stairway. Phoebe Paige and Piper start to read the

spell.)

PIPER/PHOEBE/PAIGE: (chants)

Hear us now, the witches' call,

he who makes Samaritans fall,

we speak as one, the sisters three,

and banish you to eternity."

(A powerful wave surrounds Antosis and swirls around him.)

ANTOSIS: (screams) No! No!

(Billie watches with amazement as Antosis is consumed by the magic.)

ANTOSIS: Nooooo!

(Finally, he explodes, the power receding back into the floor. Billie looks at

them and points to where Antosis used to be.)

BILLIE JENKINS: I wanna learn how to do that.

PIPER: Are you crazy? Really, you could have been killed.

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, yeah, I would have been if you guys would have gotten

home earlier. I've been walking around outside for like an hour!

PAIGE: You took a huge risk.

PIPER: For all of us.

PHOEBE: Thank you.

CUT TO:

[EXT. VARIOUS CUTS OF SAN FRANCISCO (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO BRIDGE (STOCK) - SUN RISES]

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - DAY]

[INT. MANOR - PHOEBE'S BEDROOM -- MORNING]

(Phoebe sits on the edge of her bed and looks at her wedding ring. She turns

and looks at her mirror. In the reflection, she sees a face - not her own.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - BATHROOM - MORNING]

(Paige holds her toothbrush, turns and closes the cabinet mirror. She sees a

reflection of a face - not her own.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - PIPER'S BEDROOM - MORNING]

(Piper sits in front of the vanity mirror looking at her reflection. Leo comes

up behind her and smiles. In the mirror, they see reflections of two other

people. Piper looks up at Leo, reaches up and touches his face.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - DINING ROOM -- DAY]

(Paige and Phoebe toy listlessly with their breakfasts. Piper and Leo walk in.)

LEO: Morning.

PHOEBE: Morning.

PAIGE: Morning.

PIPER: What's the matter?

PHOEBE: (sighs) Oh, I don't know. I guess the same thing that's been

bothering you guys.

LEO: What makes you think something's bothering us?

PAIGE: Thin walls.

PIPER: You've been eavesdropping?

PHOEBE: Only from the bathroom.

PAIGE: Yeah, and the hallway. Don't worry. I haven't been listening to any

... you know, funny stuff.

PIPER: How long has this been going on?

PHOEBE: Since like the fourth or fifth grade.

(Piper closes her eyes, embarrassed. She turns and looks at Leo. He smiles

back at her.)

LEO: I'll fix it.

PAIGE: Basically, I don't think this whole thing is working for any of us

anymore.

PHOEBE: I don't think it ever worked.

LEO: Well, it helped you find a new life outside of fighting demons.

PIPER: Which is something we need to keep trying to do.

PAIGE: Well, we've got Billie, so that's gonna make it easier.

PHOEBE: Yeah, but it doesn't solve our bigger problem which is how we're gonna

get outta this mess. I am so tired of pretending to be someone else. I miss

me.

PAIGE: Well, maybe that's what your premonition was for. Maybe you wouldn't

have realized that if you hadn't married Dex.

PHOEBE: Yeah, but I didn't marry Dex. Julie married Dex.

LEO: I think that's her point. I think that's everyone's point. You want your

old identities back.

(Paige nods.)

PIPER: Are we sure we really wanna do this?

PAIGE: Positive.

PHOEBE: Absolutely.

(She looks at Leo. He nods.)

PIPER: All right then.

(They stand up as Piper and Leo stand behind them in front of the mirror.)

PIPER: Are you sure you can rework the spell?

PHOEBE: Oh, I already have.

PHOEBE: (reading)

"I call upon the ancient powers

to unmask us now and in future hours

show us well, and thoroughly

reveal ourselves so the world can see."

(The mirror flashes and their old images are back.)

PAIGE: (sighs) Whoo. That's more like it.

PHOEBE: It's good to be back. Although Dex is gonna freak out.

PAIGE: Everyone's gonna freak out, because technically, we're still dead. How,

exactly, are we gonna explain this?

PIPER: Well, it's nice to know they can't overhear everything.

CUT TO:

[INT. HOMELAND SECURITY - LOBBY -- DAY]

(The elevator doors open. Piper, Phoebe and Paige step out into the hallway.

They walk over to the receptionist who sees them and stands up, her face full of

surprise.)

PIPER: Hi. How's it going? Ah, by any chance, is Agent Murphy in?

RECEPTIONIST: Who ... who should I say is asking?

PAIGE: Oh, I don't know, girls. Maybe we should just ... surprise him.

[INT. HOMELAND SECURITY - MURPHY'S OFFICE - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(The door opens. Agent Murphy looks up from his work and stops as he sees

Piper, Phoebe and Paige walk into his office.)

AGENT MURPHY: What the hell?

PHOEBE: What's the matter, Agent Murphy? You look like you just saw a ghost.

AGENT MURPHY: (to the receptionist) Leave us. (The receptionist leaves and

closes the door behind her.) Ahem. Keyes was right.

PIPER: So were you. Did you mean it when you said you just wanted our help,

that you weren't here to bust us?

AGENT MURPHY: Wait -- how'd you know I said that?

PIPER: Because you weren't talking to Jamie Bennet. You were talking to me.

PAIGE: We were all magically disguised.

PIPER: Come on. Don't look so surprised. You yourself said we were these ...

powerful things.

PHOEBE: Powerful witches, to be exact.

PAIGE: Who did exactly what you wanted -- getting rid of that bad, bad demon

who was hurting those good, Good Samaritans.

AGENT MURPHY: Demons?

PHOEBE: You know, he seems awfully shocked for a guy that claims to know about

the supernatural.

PIPER: You're right. Maybe we should go.

(They turn to leave; he stops them.)

AGENT MURPHY: Wait, no, no, don't. Please. Look, it's just ... it's one thing

to believe in the stuff but another to actually ... see it.

PAIGE: Fair enough.

PIPER: Okay, here's the deal. You wanna know more about who we are and what we

do, we'll tell you.

PHOEBE: And help you out with a few cases along the way. If ... you help us.

PIPER: And you don't get too greedy.

PAIGE: And if you protect our secret.

AGENT MURPHY: Or else what? (scoffs) What, is that some sort of threat?

PHOEBE: Mm-mm. You don't want to know.

AGENT MURPHY: Okay. What do you want me to do?

CUT TO:

[INT. HOMELAND SECURITY - LOBBY -- DAY]

(Agent Murphy is talking to a group from the media.)

AGENT MURPHY: I can't talk about the specifics of the case the sisters are

involved in, okay? All I can say is it involved a threat to national security

and that our agency got involved to protect them. That's it.

(The reports start shouting their questions. One reporter's question gets

through.)

REPORTER: What kind of threat, sir? What kind of threat?

(The camera pulls back from Agent Murphy.)

AGENT MURPHY: I already said they were a witness to a crime, an attempt was

made on their lives. We only falsified their deaths I order to flush out the

perpetrators.

[TV SET]

(Camera pulls back on the press conference on the television set.)

AGENT MURPHY: (from tv) All right? No more questions.

(Agent Murphy leaves.)

NEWS ANCHOR: And more late-breaking news ...

[INT. DEX LAWSON'S LOFT - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Dex is working on a sculpture when there's a knock at his door.)

(He turns the television off and answers the door. He finds Phoebe standing

there.)

DEX LAWSON: Phoebe!

PHOEBE: Hi.

DEX LAWSON: Hi!

PHOEBE: Can I come in?

DEX LAWSON: Uh, yeah. Sure.

(Phoebe steps into the apartment. Dex closes the door, surprised to see her.)

DEX LAWSON: I was, uh ... just -- I mean, I can't believe you're actually ...

PHOEBE: Alive?

DEX LAWSON: Yeah! It's crazy, huh?

PHOEBE: (laughs) Yeah.

(She sighs.)

DEX LAWSON: Oh, if you're looking for Julie, she's not here.

PHOEBE: That's not entirely true.

DEX LAWSON: Sorry?

(Phoebe takes a deep breath.)

PHOEBE: Look, Dex, I ... wish that there was an easier way to explain this to

you, uh, to lessen the blow. But ... there isn't. So I'm just gonna have to

show you ...

DEX LAWSON: Show me what?

PHOEBE: Forgive me.

(Orb lights swirl around her and she changes into Julie Bennet. Dex is

speechless and surprised. He falls to the floor with at thud.)

PHOEBE: Ouch.

CUT TO:

[INT. P-3 - OFFICE]

(Piper is looking at her reflection in the mirror.)

PIPER: How do I look?

(Paige steps in front of her.)

PAIGE: Not bad, considering you've been dead.

PIPER: Well, I just hope this blows over sooner rather than later.

PAIGE: Don't count on it. We're not that lucky. All right. We can do this.

We are back and better than ever.

PIPER: Mm-hmm. I'll hold you to that.

[EXT. P-3 - FRONT - CONTINUOUS]

(The door opens. Paige and Piper step out into the club.)

GIRL: There they are!

GIRL 2: Whoo-hoo!

(Cameras flash and the crowd gathered applauds.)

(Paige and Piper nervously face the crowds.)

PAIGE: (shrugs) We're back.

FADE TO BLACK.