08x06 - Kill Billie V1

FADE IN.

[TRIQUETRA]

ROSE MCGOWAN (NARRATOR): (v.o.) Previously on "Charmed" ...

FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X05: Rewitched]

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- NIGHT]

(Billie finds a spell in the Book of Shadows.)

BILLIE JENKINS: (reading) "To Make a Lover's Dream Come True" ... maybe at

least this one will help Phoebe out.

[EXT. MANOR - FRONT PORCH - DAY]

(Phoebe and Dex are holding each other on the front porch. Phoebe is in a white

wedding gown while Dex is wearing a tux.)

DEX LAWSON: I love you, Mrs. Lawson.

(She kisses him.)

[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY -- DAY]

(Dex and Phoebe talk.)

DEX LAWSON: If you wanna go down to city hall and get this fixed --

PHOEBE: To get it annulled?

DEX LAWSON: Well, yeah.

FLASH TO:

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT]

(Phoebe talks with Paige.)

PHOEBE: Maybe we made a mistake faking our own death.

[INT. DEX LAWSON'S LOFT - DAY]

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

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

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

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

(Agent Murphy shows Billie his ID.)

AGENT MURPHY: Agent Murphy, Homeland Security.

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

(Piper, Phoebe and Paige are back in their own identities and talk with Agent

Murphy.)

PIPER: 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.

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?

[EXT. P-3 - FRONT - NIGHT]

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

AGENT MURPHY: (v.o.) All I can say is it involved a threat to national

security, that our agency got involved to protect them.

(Paige and Piper nervously face the crowds.)

PAIGE: Welcome back.

FADE OUT

END OF PREVIOUSLY ON

FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - KITCHEN -- DAY]

(Piper is working at the kitchen table, carving a large pumpin. Lined over the

table is the issue of THE BAY MIRROR with the headline, "What's The Big Secret?.

A photo of the sisters grace the front page.)

(On the newspaper is the guts of the pumpkin. Piper has an hand-held electric

knife and is using it to carve the pumpkin. Paige walks in.)

PAIGE: Dang. What'd that pumpkin ever do to you?

PIPER: Nothing. I'm venting.

(The phone rings. Paige automatically heads over to the phone to answer it, but

Piper stops her.)

PIPER: No. Don't get that. It could be Oprah's people again. They want to do

a special on lady spies.

PAIGE: Lady spies?

(The phone continues to ring.)

PIPER: You heard me, and some producer's been calling for the movie rights to

our cover story.

PAIGE: I guess it's better than TV, right?

PIPER: Trust me. We won't be doing TV either.

PAIGE: Well, it's, uh -- it's a little late for that, actually.

(Billie walks in.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Little late for what?

PAIGE: What are you doing here?

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, it's funny you should ask. Actually, I -

PIPER: (interrupts) Ya know, we really need to do something about this. It's

not good.

PAIGE: It's gonna blow over.

PIPER: Really? Does this look like it's blowing over?

(Piper reaches over and points to THE BAY MIRROR newspaper front page story on

them. Paige walks over to the table and sits down.)

PAIGE: Eww.

BILLIE JENKINS: It's a good picture.

(Piper glares at her.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, it is.

PAIGE: Okay. This isn't about the witch secret. They're just trying to figure

out what we're doing with homeland security, and you know what? They're not

going to find out anything.

PIPER: Well, they're going to keep looking until they find something, and that

something could easily turn into a witch hunt.

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, speaking of hunting --

PAIGE: Nothing is going to happen.

(Billie turns and heads for the cupboard and the sink to get herself a drink of

water.)

PIPER: Really? 'Cause something happened to Prue. We die to have normal lives.

We come back from the dead to get our old lives back, and, somehow, we end up

living in a fishbowl. (Piper points the knife at Paige.) You know, Agent

Murphy was supposed to protect us from this.

(Paige reaches over and removes the knife out of Piper's grip.)

PAIGE: Okay. Uhh. I'm going to disarm you now. It's all gonna be ok. I

promise.

PIPER: How can you promise that?

PAIGE: Well, I'm not entirely sure, but--but I promise that it's gonna be,

because you know what? You're just gonna take care of Halloween, and I am gonna

deal with getting the press off of our backs.

BILLIE JENKINS: (interrupts) And I will focus on my demon.

PIPER: What demon?

BILLIE JENKINS: Just the one I've been tracking. No big deal. I can take him.

PAIGE: Oh, no. Actually, you're not taking anybody.

BILLIE JENKINS: No, somebody's gotta take him down. He's--he's killing other

demons and gaining power by the day.

PIPER: Great. Witch vanquishes demon. Film at 11.

BILLIE JENKINS: No. The press doesn't even know who I am, that's why I'm the

perfect girl for the job. Plus, I wanna do it.

PAIGE: Why do you want to do it?

BILLIE JENKINS: So I can show you guys that I can. Come on. Please. I know I

can do this.

PIPER: Fine, but if you get caught on tape, I will vanquish you.

(Thinking she's joking, Billie laughs. Piper returns to her pumpkin.)

BILLIE JENKINS: (to Paige) She's serious?

PAIGE: (shrugs) Eh. Just don't get caught.

(The doorbell rings.)

PAIGE: Trick-or-treaters?

PIPER: A day early?

(Paige stands up to check.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - FOYER - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Piper approaches the front door. Through the stained glass, we see shadows of

people standing on the porch. Piper reaches out and opens the door. Cameras

flash in her eyes as reporters clamor to ask their questions.)

(Standing in front of the pack is Seth Parra, tape recorder in hand.)

SETH PARRA: Seth Parra, Bay Mirror. So, what's the big secret?

(Piper laughs weakly as she shuts the front door.)

PIPER: We're screwed.

FADE TO

END OF TEASER

ROLL TITLE CREDITS

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - DAY]

[INT. MANOR - MAIN HALL / DINING ROOM -- DAY]

(Piper sits at the dining room table separating the Halloween candy into various

piles. Paige bounds down the stairs and stops when she sees her.)

PAIGE: Hey. I think I figured out how to, uh -- what are you doing?

PIPER: I'm organizing the candy for tomorrow. I have chocolate, sugar free,

and chocolate with nuts.

PAIGE: Well, isn't part of the fun of Halloween the whole mixed bowl thing?

PIPER: No. I don't want any allergic reactions or angry parents. We've got

enough problems as it is.

PAIGE: Speaking of those problems, I think I have figured out how to get the

press off of our broomsticks.

(She gasps when she sees three rats scampering along the wall.)

PAIGE: Holy -- we have rats.

(Piper doesn't react.)

PIPER: Yeah, they're everywhere. Get used to 'em. So what's this big

solution?

PAIGE: (suspiciously) Where did they come from?

PIPER: The San Francisco Chronicle, uh, The Daily News, and The Enquirer. I

found them nosing around the garbage.

PAIGE: So you turned them into rodents?

PIPER: Well, I could've blown them up.

PAIGE: Uh, here's the thing. If we get Phoebe to talk to this reporter who's

leading the charge -- luckily he works at her paper--we can --

PIPER: How's that gonna help?

(Paige sits down.)

PAIGE: Because ... if she can convince him that we are completely

uninteresting, then hopefully he'll just go away and take all the lemming

reporters with him.

PIPER: They're more like rats.

PAIGE: And I will be the pied piper of Prescott Street, leading them away from

the manor. Sadly, Piper, you have to turn them back.

PIPER: (groans) No!

PAIGE: Piper.

(Paige stands up and leaves.)

PIPER: You're no fun.

(Piper gets up and follows the rats into the conservatory. The rats are headed

out the door. She throws the potions bottle at them. It explodes, sending a

cloud of white smoke everywhere. Three reporters are standing outside the door

looking very confused.)

PIPER: What are y'all waiting for? You're trespassing. This is private

property. What are you, crazy?

CUT TO:

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

(The front door opens and Leo squeezes into the house past the group of

reporters standing on the porch. He sees Paige.)

LEO: Where did they come from?

PAIGE: Pest problem. I'll take care of it.

(Piper steps in from the conservatory.)

PIPER: If you don't, I will.

PAIGE: Piper, you cannot blow up the entire media. Wish me luck.

(Paige opens the door and heads out into the group of reporters, the door

closing behind her.)

(Leo carries the package into the dining room and puts it on the table with the

other piles of candy.)

LEO: Well, it's getting worse. Now the women at the preschool think I'm some

kind of freaking leper.

PIPER: Why?

LEO: Because they think I'm married to a spy. That's why.

PIPER: (chuckles) Well, better that than to a witch.

(Piper reaches for the package and checks the candy inside.)

PIPER: Why'd you get candy corn? Nobody likes candy corn.

LEO: They were out of everything else.

PIPER: Well, you gotta go somewhere else and get more.

LEO: More? We have twelve bags. That's more than we gave out all last year.

PIPER: Yeah, well, you know what, last year we weren't famous, okay? I don't

want to have to turn off the lights and pretend like we're not home. I want the

boys to have a nice Halloween if its the last thing we do.

LEO: But the boys aren't even three. They're not gonna remember.

PIPER: You know what? I will. Come on. Don't argue with me. Can't you just

go get the candy? Is that really such a big deal? Is that a problem?

LEO: Okay.

(Leo swallows any reply and turns to head back out.)

CUT TO:

[INT. THE BAY MIRROR - PHOEBE'S OFFICE -- DAY]

(Distracted, Phoebe stares out the window as Paige vents.)

PAIGE: Piper is freaking out.

PHOEBE: Yeah.

PAIGE: Yeah. The press is rummaging through the trash. The phone is ringing

off the hook. She's worried about exposure, and, frankly, so am I.

PHOEBE: Hey, do you know if Dex called?

PAIGE: Dex? Are you listening to me?

PHOEBE: Yes. I am listening to you. I'm sorry. It's just we haven't really

talked since I told him I was a witch.

PAIGE: Right. Which brings us back to exposure, okay? And that brings us

back to --

PHOEBE: I don't even know if he wants to see me again. I mean, I wouldn't

blame him if he didn't.

PAIGE: Ok. Yeah. You're right. Love sucks. How 'bout bringing the focus just

back around a little bit?

PHOEBE: Yes. Yes. You're right. You're right. I'm sorry.

PAIGE: Ok. So what we need to do is try to get Seth Parra off of our backs.

PHOEBE: Uh, that's not gonna happen.

PAIGE: Why?

PHOEBE: Because he is a hardcore journalist, and he's determined to do anything

to get back in the big leagues.

PAIGE: What's his deal?

PHOEBE: Uh, he used to be at The Times, and he did this big mafia expose and

exposed his source in the process.

PAIGE: All right. Wasn't that, like, a call girl? A Carol - Carol --

PHOEBE: Yeah. Flowers.

PAIGE: Yeah.

PHOEBE: She got killed because of it, and her death has haunted him ever since.

PAIGE: That's horrible, but the haunting could be good for us.

PHOEBE: Look, no us, okay, Paige? I just -- I can't right now.

PAIGE: Okay, Phoebe, this affects all of us. What exactly is more important

than keeping our secret right now?

PHOEBE: Uh ... (Phoebe sits down and takes a breath.) I'm pregnant.

(Paige stops and sinks down onto the couch.)

PAIGE: Dex?

PHOEBE: No. Actually, some guy that I met at the gas station. Yes. Of course

Dex.

PAIGE: Well, are you sure?

PHOEBE: Yeah. I took the test this morning.

PAIGE: What are you gonna do?

PHOEBE: I don't know. I mean, I guess I'm gonna have to talk to him, but ... I

don't even know if he'll talk to me.

PAIGE: Well, the hits just keep on coming.

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - GREAT HALL -- DAY]

(The Dogon talks with a group of demons.)

DOGON: And so do demons, but instead of fighting them, I plan on leading them.

TOMAR: How do you expect to lead demons when you keep killing them to steal

their powers?

DOGON: You respect power, don't you?

TOMAR: Of course. But that's not --

DOGON: Then that's your answer. It's kill or be killed in the underworld. You

know that. But with the return of The Charmed Ones, one must rise again to

lead.

TOMAR: You?

DOGON: Careful, Tomar, or I'll steal your power next.

(Tomar looks away.)

DOGON: Now, who's next on the list?

(The voices fade into the background.)

TOMAR: A shapeshifter -- Abet. He operates ...

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(In the hallway Billie is dressed in black and spiked heels. She makes her way

to the main hall. Her boot creaks and she stops. The guard standing at the

doorway hears and looks at her.)

GUARD: Who are you?

(She walks up to him and motions for him to be quiet.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Shh. I don't want them to hear.

GUARD: Hear what?

BILLIE JENKINS: This.

(She steps forward, covers his mouth as she stabs him with her athame.)

GUARD: Uhh!

(He explodes and she burns her fingers.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Oww! Uhh!

(The conversation coming from the Great Hall continues.)

DOGON: Does he have any offensive powers?

TOMAR: None you have to worry about, as long as you get him before he changes

shapes.

(Her hands full of potions bottles, Billie makes her way to the Great Hall. She

peers in through the open door and sees The Dogon and Tomar.)

DOGON: Do you know where to find him?

TOMAR: His territory's east market. He preys in alleys.

DOGON: Don't they all?

(The Dogon flicks his black cape. This triggers a repressed memory in Billie

and she gasps.)

[INT. BILLIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK]

(The shadow of a cloaked figure rises against the walls. Lightning flashes.

The girls' bedroom double doors to the balcony open wide.)

(Five year-old Billie Jenkins gasps as she wakes up and gets out of bed.)

(The lit Jack o-lantern sits on the counter. A child screams.)

(End of flashback. Resume to present.)

(Surprised, Billie gasps. She drops the potions bottles and they clank to the

floor.)

TOMAR: I think we should start over by --

DOGON: What was that?

(Billie turns and leaves.)

(The Dogon heads to the door and hears footsteps running down the hallway. He

opens the door and sees no one there.)

(He looks down and sees the potions bottles. He holds out his hand and the

bottles fly off the floor and to him. He looks at the bottles grimly.)

CUT TO:

[INT. DEX'S LOFT/GALLERY -- DAY]

(Dex opens the door and finds Phoebe there. He doesn't appear too thrilled to

see her.)

DEX LAWSON: Hi.

PHOEBE: Hi. Can I come in?

DEX LAWSON: Okay.

(She steps inside. He closes the door behind her.)

DEX LAWSON: So how you been?

(He walks across to the other side of the room.)

PHOEBE: Wondering how you've been. That good, huh?

DEX LAWSON: What do you want me to say, Phoebe? I mean, give me a break. It's

not every day you find out you're married to a witch.

PHOEBE: At least we got it annulled.

DEX LAWSON: That's not the point.

PHOEBE: Yeah, I know. (sighs) How can I help you with this?

DEX LAWSON: I don't know. I wish I did. It's just a lot, you know? I didn't

even know witches existed before. You can turn into other people, you can see

the future, you can win the lottery whenever you want.

PHOEBE: Actually, we can't do that. We're not allowed.

DEX LAWSON: There are rules?

PHOEBE: Well, yeah.

DEX LAWSON: I don't know how to process this.

PHOEBE: I know.

DEX LAWSON: Look, you wanted to tell me something?

PHOEBE: Can we go for a walk, get some fresh air, please?

[INT. DEX'S LOFT/GALLERY -- DAY]

(The door opens. Seth Parra and his camera man are there, snapping photos,

asking questions.)

SETH PARRA: So what's the deal, Phoebe? Is he part of this, too? Does he know

what's going on?

PHOEBE: Are you following me?

SETH PARRA: Damn right I am. So tell me, were you two sleeping together before

this witness protection thing or is this a new relationship?

(Dex closes the door.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - KITCHEN -- DAY]

(A large cloud of white smoke rises from the boiling pot on the stove in front

of Piper. Phoebe sits across the table from her.)

PHOEBE: "I like you, Phoebe, a lot, but you're a witch, so bye-bye," you know?

And that's just a little bit of my bigger problem.

(Piper fills potions vials with the liquid from the pot.)

PIPER: What did you tell Paige? She's got some hair-brained scheme up her

sleeve.

PHOEBE: You know what? I am a wreck. My boobs feel enormous, and all I want

to do is eat all of this candy.

PIPER: Have a candy corn. We got plenty.

PHOEBE: Why does everything have to be so difficult? I mean, why can't it just

be easy? And I'm sorry, but what am I supposed to tell Dex? "Hey, I know you

don't want to be with me 'cause I'm a witch, but you know what? I'm pregnant,

so tough."

PIPER: (shocked) What?

(A camera flashes through the window. Piper walks over to the window and

readjusts the curtains.)

PIPER: Vermin! Ohh! Uh, uh ... could you repeat that?

PHOEBE: Wait, I told you, didn't I?

PIPER: No, you didn't tell me. I think I would remember the small embryo part!

PHOEBE: Oh, you know what, I might have told Paige.

PIPER: You told Paige and you didn't tell me?

PHOEBE: Well, I'm pregnant, okay? I'm a little scatter-brained right now.

Forgive me.

PIPER: Well, I'm sorry, it's a little too early for you to use that excuse.

Are you sure?

PHOEBE: I took the test.

PIPER: Well, nothing's for sure until you see your doctor and have a blood

test. Did you do that?

PHOEBE: No, but it all times out, doesn't it? I just don't understand why it

can't be with a guy who accepts me for who I am.

PIPER: Well, he's obviously scared and confused about who you are. I mean, can

you blame him? The only thing you can do is try to talk to him.

PHOEBE: I've tried.

PIPER: Well, so you need to try again. I mean, if he's not gonna listen, then

you need to write him a letter. He reads your column, doesn't he?

PHOEBE: Wait. Write him a letter in "Ask Phoebe"?

PIPER: Yeah! That should get his attention. Drastic times call for drastic

measures, and you guys need to work this out soon, especially if there's a new

baby to think about.

(Billie walks in. She stops when she sees them.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh. Hello.

PHOEBE: Hey.

PIPER: What happened to you?

(She looks at her bandaged-wrapped hand.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, this? It's nothing. You should see the other guy.

PIPER: Did you vanquish him?

BILLIE JENKINS: No, but I'm going to. I just have to go get some more potions,

so ... bye.

(Billie walks out of the room. Piper and Phoebe follow her.)

[INT. MANOR - DINING ROOM /STAIRS - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

PIPER: What happened to the potions you had?

BILLIE JENKINS: Um, I just didn't have enough of them.

PHOEBE: Why not?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, I sort of left them.

PIPER: Left them with the demons?

BILLIE JENKINS: You know, it's no big deal. No worries. Rome wasn't built in

a day, right?

(Billie turns to leave up the stairs, but Piper stops her.)

PIPER: Billie!

PHOEBE: Tell us what happened.

(She sighs and sits down.)

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't know. I was completely prepared. I researched the

demon, I mixed the potions correctly and -- but I just froze.

PIPER: You froze? What do you mean? Why?

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't know why. It was so weird. It was nothing that he

did, but it was like ... it was like deja vu.

PHOEBE: So wait, you think you've seen him before?

PIPER: How is that possible?

(She shakes her head.)

QUICK FLASHES OF MEMORY - Lightning flashes, thunder, and the lit jack-o lantern

on the table.

(Billie stares out in front of her with fear. Piper and Phoebe turn around to

see Billie staring at the carved pumpkin on the far table.)

PHOEBE: What's the matter?

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, nothing. Those things have always creeped me out.

PIPER: You can fight demons, but you're afraid of pumpkins?

BILLIE JENKINS: I'm not afraid of pumpkins.

PHOEBE: Okay, well, you're obviously afraid of something, otherwise you

wouldn't have frozen, right? And it's okay. I mean, it happens to all of us.

You just have to figure out why. You know, what triggered it. (to Piper) Do

you think it's some kind of latent memory?

BILLIE JENKINS: Latent memory?

PIPER: Unresolved issue. Look, whatever it is, you gotta figure it out, and

until then, you're not fighting any more demons.

BILLIE JENKINS: Oh, come on, everyone has baggage.

PIPER: Yeah, well, everybody doesn't fight demons. Now there's a first-aid kit

upstairs for your hand.

(Billie sighs and gets up. She heads upstairs. She pauses as she hears Phoebe

and Piper.)

(Phoebe turns to Piper.)

PHOEBE: You think we're expecting too much from her?

PIPER: I don't think she's ready for any of this. Could be making a big

mistake.

(Phoebe and Piper turn and head back to the kitchen.)

CUT TO:

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

(Billie enters the attic and heads for the Book of Shadows. She flips to a

page, "To Erase Painful Memories".)

BILLIE JENKINS: Here goes nothing.

(She reads the spell.)

BILLIE JENKINS:

After this cruel memory is seen and said,

Erase these thoughts from my heart and head.

(A gold glow encases her head. Billie closes her eyes and remembers:

[INT. BILLIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK]

(A little girl screams. A little girl gets out of bed. The caped shadow is on

the wall, then disappears.)

(The balcony doors blow open.)

(A girl screams.)

(The lit Jack o'lantern on the table is there, then it's gone.)

END OF MEMORY

(Billie's eyes open. She takes a couple of breaths, then smiles.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Time to go kick some ass.

(She heads out.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[INT. P-3 -- DAY]

(Seth Parra and Paige enter the club.)

SETH PARRA: Huh. Interesting place to meet. Planning on taking me out, are ya?

PAIGE: I would never go out with you.

SETH PARRA: Yeah. I was speaking metaphorically.

PAIGE: Ah. Well, I wasn't.

SETH PARRA: Okay. All right, come on. What's going on? Why did you drag me

all the way down here? You gonna give me an exclusive or what?

PAIGE: No. I brought you here to warn you.

SETH PARRA: A warning, huh? Yeah?

PAIGE: Yeah. You might want to, uh, you know, back off on your story.

SETH PARRA: Oh, yeah, and why is that?

PAIGE: That would be because we're still working on a case for Homeland

Security which is very dangerous and ongoing.

SETH PARRA: Really? Tell me about it.

(He takes out a tape recorder and turns it on.)

PAIGE: Some things are more important than your story, some things are best

left quiet, and some things are actually for the greater good.

SETH PARRA: Yeah. What a load of crap. What could possibly be so important,

so dangerous, to make the government wanna recruit sisters? Mmm. I don't buy

it. There's more to this, and I'm gonna find out what.

PAIGE: Even if it means hurting innocent people?

SETH PARRA: (shrugs) That's not my responsibility.

PAIGE: Like Carol Flowers wasn't your responsibility?

(He looks at her.)

QUICK FLASH OF CAROL FLOWERS

SETH PARRA: Screw you.

(He turns and leaves.)

PAIGE: You know, we're never gonna talk.

CUT TO:

[INT. THE BAY MIRROR - BULLPEN -- DAY]

(Phoebe comes out of her office.)

PHOEBE: Sophie, is it too late to make the evening edition?

SOPHIE: You want me to stop them?

PHOEBE: Yeah. I wanna swap out some of my advice.

(Sophie picks up the phone.)

SOPHIE: Hi. Uh, yeah, can you hold "Lifestyle"? Great. Thanks. I'll have

new copy down in five.

PHOEBE: You are a lifesaver.

SOPHIE: Are you kidding? We're all just so happy to have you back that we'd do

anything for you. Uh, not that I didn't like having your cousin around. She ...

she was your real cousin, wasn't she? Or was she undercover, too?

PHOEBE: Tick-tock.

SOPHIE: Oh. "Pouting on Prescott"?

PHOEBE: Yeah. Don't tell anybody. I'm just trying to reach out to someone

that I hurt.

SETH PARRA: Were you behind this, too, huh? Were you?

PHOEBE: I don't know what you're talking about.

(Seth comes to Phoebe.)

SETH PARRA: You know damn well what I'm talkin' about. Dragging my ass down

to P-3, warning me. And just so you know, all you and your sisters just did was

make things worse for you.

(Seth storms off.)

PHOEBE: Sophie, will you get one of my sisters on the phone, please?

(Sophie picks up the phone to make the call.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - DINING ROOM / MAIN HALL -- DAY]

(Leo dumps the package of candies out on the dining room table and heads for the

stairs. He looks tired and exhausted, and sucking on a sucker.)

(Billie zooms down the stairs nearly knocking Leo over.)

LEO: Whoa. Watch out.

BILLIE JENKINS: Sorry, sorry. Gotta go.

LEO: Wait. Whoa. Wh-where?

BILLIE JENKINS: Don't I have a demon to vanquish?

LEO: I don't know. Do ya?

BILLIE JENKINS: Did you get any Snickers?

LEO: Uh, does Piper know about this?

BILLIE JENKINS: Yes, of course she knows about this. Isn't that what I'm doing

here, so I can fight demons so you guys can have a life?

LEO: Such as it is.

BILLIE JENKINS: Wish me luck.

(Leo watches as Billie heads out.)

(In the dining room, Billie passes by the dining room table. She stops and

looks at the pumpkin.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Boo.

(Billie leaves.)

DISSOLVE TO:

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO CITY (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. ALLEYWAY -- NIGHT]

(Billie walks into the alleyway.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Marco ...

(There's no answer.)

BILLIE JENKINS: You're supposed to say "Polo." Come on. I know you're here,

Dogon. I tracked you.

(The Dogon and Tomar shimmer into the alley.)

THE DOGON: Cocky little witch, aren't you? Or foolish.

BILLIE JENKINS: I prefer the former.

TOMAR: Kill her!

(Tomar takes a step forward. Dogon holds up a long-nailed, boney hand.)

DOGON: Not yet.

(This triggers the same memory in Billie.)

[INT. BILLIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK]

(A little girl screams. A little girl gets out of bed. The crawls to another

seat and looks up. A long metal-like claw rips through the ceiling like paper.)

(The girl screams.)

(The creature in black flies out the open balcony doors.)

END OF MEMORY

(Billie gasps.)

(Dogon grabs the potions out from Billie's grip. He catches them perfectly

leaving Billie defenseless.)

DOGON: You seem to have a little trouble holding on to these.

Billie turns and runs. Dogon throws the potions at Billie, nearly hitting her

as she dives into the pile of trash in the alley.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Aah! Ohh!

(Billie gets up and runs away.)

(Tomar makes to follow her, but Dogon stops her.)

DOGON: No, let her go. She's not worth the effort. Besides, we have a demon

to wait for.

(Dogon and Tomar shimmer out.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[INT. THE BAY MIRROR - BULLPEN / PHOEBE'S OFFICE -- NIGHT]

(Phoebe sits at her desk. Everyone else has gone home for the night. Finally,

she picks up her bag and heads out. She stops just as Dex enters the bullpen.)

DEX LAWSON: Ahhh. Hi. Interesting advice. "Do whatever it takes to get

somebody you've hurt to call, especially if he's a sculptor." (amused)

Obviously, you had a very narrow target audience.

PHOEBE: Well, tonight I do.

DEX LAWSON: How'd you, uh, know I'd read it?

PHOEBE: I didn't. It was my sister's idea.

DEX LAWSON: Thank her for me. Look, I'm sorry if I've been a jerk about all of

this. It just ...

PHOEBE: It's okay, really. I mean, it's completely understandable.

DEX LAWSON: Sounds like you've been through this before.

PHOEBE: Yeah. Pretty much every time I fall for a guy, this seems to happen

... unfortunately.

DEX LAWSON: Did you fall for me?

PHOEBE: Dex, you know I did.

DEX LAWSON: No, actually, I don't. That's kind of the problem. You said you

had a, uh ... what did you call it? A vision or something, a ...

PHOEBE: Premonition.

DEX LAWSON: That we were gonna be married, right?

PHOEBE: Well, yeah, but the whole getting married thing was because of a spell.

DEX LAWSON: A spell?

PHOEBE: Yeah, you -- witchcraft, magic, abracadabra stuff. You know. A friend

of ours cast it. I had nothing to do with it.

DEX LAWSON: Yeah, see, and that's kind of my question. Look, I don't pretend

to understand everything that's happened here -- I may never -- but between you

pretending to be somebody else, premonitions, the spells, how can you be sure

you really did fall for me? How can I?

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- NIGHT]

(Billie rushes into the attic and stops abruptly when she sees Paige over at the

Book of Shadows.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Paige!

PAIGE: Hey, honey, how you doin'? What's wrong? You don't look so well.

BILLIE JENKINS: Yeah. I'm not feeling too great.

PAIGE: Well, then why aren't you home resting?

BILLIE JENKINS: I wanted to check something out in the book about the Dogon,

you know, just in case I ever go up against him again. Don't want to let you

guys down next time.

PAIGE: Well, as long as next time isn't any time soon, how about you leave the

demons to us for a while, okay?

(Paige heads out.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Yeah, right.

(Once she's gone, Billie casts the "To Erase Painful Memories" spell again.)

BILLIE JENKINS:

After this cruel memory is seen and said,

erase these thoughts from my heart and head."

[INT. BILLIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK]

(A little girl gets out of bed. The crawls to another seat and looks up. A

long metal-like claw rips through the ceiling like paper.)

(The rip in the ceiling vanishes.)

(The creature in black flies out the open balcony doors, a little girl in his

arms.)

(The creature and the little girl vanish.)

END OF MEMORY

(Billie opens her eyes and takes several deep breaths.)

CUT TO:

[INT. PARRA RESIDENCE - SETH'S BEDROOM -- NIGHT]

(The clock reads 11:52p. There's a half-filled bottle of hard alcohol on the

table. Wind blows through the open window.)

(Seth is sleeping on his stomach in the center of the bed.)

(Paige orbs in.)

(She looks at the windows, then back at Seth sleeping.)

(She swallows the potion and changes into the ghost of Carol Flowers.)

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): Windows!

(The windows slam shut waking Seth Parra up.)

SETH PARRA: What? What was that? What the hell? Who -- who are--who are

you?

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): What's the matter, Seth? Don't you recognize me?

You killed me.

(She rises up in the air)

SETH PARRA: Help. Help!

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): Sock!

SETH PARRA: Help!

(The sock from the drawer orbs into Seth's mouth.)

SETH PARRA: (muffled) Help

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): Belts!

(The belts from the table orb and strap Seth's wrists to the bedposts.)

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): You used me. All you cared about was getting your

story! You didn't care what would happen to me. Look at me.

SETH PARRA: (whimpers) Mm ...

PAIGE (AS CAROL FLOWERS): Look at me! This is what your precious story did!

This is what you did! If you ever hurt anybody again, I'll be back ... for

you!

(The apparition flies straight into Seth Parra and vanishes.)

SETH PARRA: Ohh!

CUT TO:

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[INT. MANOR - STAIRS/FOYER - NIGHT]

(Billie comes down the stairs. Halfway down, she stops, confidently jumps and

flips over the banister and onto the floor below. She lands effortlessly. She

steps out into the foyer, looks back, then hurries out of the house. The door

closes behind her.)

[EXT. STREET (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. ALLEY -- NIGHT]

(Dogon has his claw-like hand wrapped around a blonde-woman's neck, her back to

the brick wall. He squeezes and lifts her up off the ground, her feet

dangling.)

DOGON: You don't fool me. I have been waiting for you, Abet.

(The blonde-haired woman morphs into a demon.)

ABET: I'll see you in The Wasteland.

DOGON: But not for a while. Uhh!

(Dogon's hand glows purple and sucks Abet into himself - powers and all. Dogon

turns around and looks at Tomar.)

DOGON: Who's next?

BILLIE JENKINS: (o.s.) Try me.

(They turn around and find Billie standing there.)

DOGON: You're a persistent little witch, I'll give you that.

(Billie throws a potions bottle at Dogon who immediately deflects it. The vials

hit Tomar instead and he explodes in a puff of smoke and fire.)

TOMAR: Ah!

DOGON: Overcome your fears, have you?

(He takes a step toward her.)

BILLIE JENKINS: What fears?

(Dogon throws a power ball at Billie who bends back completely avoiding it

easily. The powerball explodes behind her.)

(She immediately gets up and starts an offense on Dogon - throwing potion after

potion, hit after hit after hit after hit on him. He takes each hit in the

chest, backing away from the force of the explosion. )

DOGON: Ah! Oh!

DOGON: Uhh!

DOGON: Uhh! Ah!

(Billie continues to advance on him until he explodes completely.)

(She sighs, tugs her jacket straight, turns and heads out of the dark alley.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - GREAT HALL - NIGHT]

(Dogon flames into the center of the Great Hall. He grunts with pain. A demon

steps forward to check on him.)

DEMON: Are you all right?

DOGON: No!

(Angry and humiliated, Dogon throws a fireball at the demon. The demon

explodes.)

DOGON: Oh ... I'm not. (He turns to the other demons.) Leave me!

(The other demons exit the hall.)

(Dogon gets to his feet.)

DOGON: I've got a score to settle.

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)


FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - SITTING ROOM -- DAY]

(Phoebe walks out of the kitchen carrying a cup of something to drink. She

walks through the dining room and into the sitting room. The front door opens

and Paige pushes her way into the house amidst the reporters and camera

flashes.)

(She shuts the door closed behind her.)

PAIGE: Get! Get ... lost. Get a life or something.

(Paige heads over to Phoebe.)

PAIGE: Ohh! I thought I got rid of them. I can't believe it.

PHOEBE: Really? What made you think that?

(Paige sits down and throws the recent newspaper on the coffee table.)

PAIGE: Well, I thought I scared Seth off, but look at his headline. It's worse

than ever.

PHOEBE: I told you he was a pit bull.

PAIGE: Well, you also said that he gets scared. Remember the whole mafia

story, Carol Flowers thing, you said he was haunted by it? So I figured if I

could haunt him in real life that --

PHOEBE: -- that you'd scare him off the case.

PAIGE: Yeah. Obviously, it didn't. Piper's gonna freak.

PHOEBE: Sometimes I just wonder if it wouldn't be better to just let the truth

out.

PAIGE: You're not serious, are you?

PHOEBE: Yeah. I mean why not? It couldn't get any worse.

PAIGE: Well, yeah, actually it could. I mean, just think of how Dex reacted.

PHOEBE: Yeah. I am.

PAIGE: You spoke to him?

PHOEBE: Yeah. I don't know. It's just so complicated. You know, I find this

guy -- this great guy, and then the spell and the premonitions just mess

everything up, and I'm left to wonder how I really feel about him. It's just so

not fair.

PAIGE: Well, how do you feel?

PHOEBE: Well, I like him ... a lot. But do I love him? Do I want to have his

baby and spend the rest of our lives together? I just -- I don't know. And how

can I know? Ehh, none of this makes sense.

PAIGE: Maybe you should retake that test.

(There's a bang. The front door opens and Leo rushes into the house. He looks

even worse than before and a bruise forming on his right cheek.)

PHOEBE: Leo! What happened?

LEO: Where's Piper?

PHOEBE: She's in the kitchen.

(Leo heads toward the kitchen. Phoebe grimaces as she sees Leo leave.)

PAIGE: You know what? (She sighs.) Maybe I should call in the big guns.

(Paige orbs out.)

CUT TO:

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

(Piper puts her knife down on the cutting board. She can't believe what she

just heard.)

PIPER: I'm sorry, what? You got in a fight? Where?

LEO: At Wyatt's preschool.

PIPER: What did you do?

LEO: Oh, what did I do? I didn't do anything, okay? I was protecting our son.

This whole thing got way out of control.

PIPER: Wait. Is Wyatt all right?

LEO: Of course he's all right. A photographer shoved his camera in his face.

PIPER: (chuckles) So, what? You went all Sean Penn on him?

LEO: What? Am I supposed to let it go?

PIPER: Yes! That's precisely what you should have done.

LEO: Oh, so you can turn them into rats, and I can't do anything.

PIPER: You know what? That's different.

LEO: Why because you have powers?

PIPER: Uh, yeah, partly, because I can reverse the damage that I've done. You

can't.

LEO: Gotcha. So because you have powers and I don't, I'm just supposed to let

it go, maybe let you figure it out for me, go get some more candy?

PIPER: What is wrong with you?

LEO: Never mind.

(Leo turns and leaves the kitchen. Piper chases after him.)

PIPER: Don't you walk away from me!

LEO: Watch me.

CUT TO:

[EXT. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - TOWER -- DAY]

(Paige is on the San Francisco bridge tower.)

PAIGE: All right, I am not going anywhere. I'm just gonna stay here and keep

bugging you until somebody comes down here and ... talks to me.

(Jonas orbs in.)

JONAS (ELDER): Hello, Paige. How have you been?

PAIGE: How have I been? You don't know what's going on?

JONAS (ELDER): You didn't ask for our help before.

PAIGE: Oh! So we're being punished for that now?

JONAS (ELDER): No. Of course not. But we didn't get you into this mess. You

did.

PAIGE: "This mess"? This mess happened because we almost died fighting for

the greater good. We actually made a split-second decision, and, hey, we chose

life. I know we've had we've had our differences in the past, but don't you

think we maybe deserve a bit of a break here?

JONAS (ELDER): Yes, I do, but getting out of this, turning the cameras away

from you won't be as easy as you think.

PAIGE: Okay, well, how about calling The Cleaners down here? They can erase

some memories, rewind time -

JONAS (ELDER): Not with this much time. Besides, you already burned that

bridge.

PAIGE: Memory dust. Just sprinkle some.

JONAS (ELDER): Too many people involved. There's not enough.

PAIGE: Can you cast a spell or maybe magnify one of ours at least?

JONAS (ELDER): I'm afraid not.

PAIGE: Okay. Well, I am actually open to suggestions.

JONAS (ELDER): The answer to your problems are not magical, Paige. They're

human.

PAIGE: Okay, I'm listening.

JONAS (ELDER): Everyone's after an amazing story, aren't they? An

extraordinary one? Just show them how ordinary you are. They'll go away.

CUT TO:

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

(Leo goes berserk as he rants to Piper.)

LEO: "Leo, can you pick up the dry cleaning? Leo! Can you drop the kids off

at dad's? Leo! Can you fix the sink?! Leo, can you do this? Can you do

that?" You know, I feel like I'm a freaking handyman again.

PIPER: Well, I'm sorry, Leo, that I work for a living, okay?

LEO: Oh. Oh, okay. And because I do everything else around here, I don't.

PIPER: I don't ask you to do everything else.

LEO: No, no. You just expect it. You know, every time I walk through the

door, I never know what's next on your fricking list of things to do, never-

ending, by the way.

PIPER: Well, you know what? Welcome to marriage, Leo. It's a partnership.

You divide and conquer. What's your problem?

LEO: Only you do the dividing and the conquering.

(In the closer, Leo changes clothes.)

PIPER: Okay, look, I did not ask you to give up your powers, if this is what

that's all about.

LEO: No. But I did not give up my powers to be told what to do all the time,

you know? Damnit!

(Frustrated, he throws the shirt in the closet.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - FOYER / MAIN HALL -- DAY]

(Downstairs, Paige opens the front doors and invites all the reporters, cameras

and other media people into the house.)

PAIGE: Okay, welcome. Welcome to our, uh ... lovely home. Please go on

through. Go on through. That's right.

(Seth steps into the house and looks at Paige.)

SETH PARRA: So what's the catch, huh? We all gonna get threatened this time?

PAIGE: Well, only if you steal Piper's candy. Ha ha ha. All right, after you.

That's right. Ooh, wait there for me.

(Paige slams the door shuts and heads to the front of the group to start to

'tour.')

PAIGE: The house was built in 1898. We're actually the third generation to own

it. Although not really headline worthy.

(Phoebe steps out of the kitchen and sees the group standing in the main hall.)

PHOEBE: Paige, what are you doing?

PAIGE: Ahh, Phoebe, lovely woman, fascinating life. But since she has a daily

column in the paper, there's really not much left to write about, is there?

Oop. Smile for the cameras.

(The cameraman snaps a couple of pictures. Phoebe looks even more stressed.)

PAIGE: (to the group) Ahh ... give us a second.

(They step aside in the dining room.)

PAIGE: What's going on?

PHOEBE: I retook the test. It looks like the first one was wrong.

PAIGE: Aw, honey I'm sorry.

SETH PARRA: Now, you talking about the case, are you? I mean, you don't care

to give us a quote?

PAIGE: No. We're actually discussing something private, but I promise, it's not

newsworthy. Shall we?

(She shows them to the stairs.)

SETH PARRA: (groans) Oh ...

(The group heads upstairs. Paige puts a supporting hand on Phoebe's shoulder,

then leaves to attend to the group.)

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

(Piper and Leo argue.)

PIPER: Hey, I did not ask you to be Mr. Mom. You volunteered.

LEO: Yes, but I did not think that it would become a fulltime job.

PIPER: Oh! And so that's my fault?

LEO: No, it is not your fault, okay? It just really sucks.

PIPER: Oh, it sucks? What would you like me to do about the fact that your

life sucks?!

(The door opens. Paige and the group of reporters appear in the doorway.)

PAIGE: Hello.

(Piper turns and looks at Paige.)

PAIGE: (to the group) And for your enjoyment, ladies and gentlemen, a marital

spat. I know, really interesting, probably belongs in the lifestyle section

right under the column on stinky diapers.

PIPER: Paige, what are you doing?

PAIGE: Well, I am just showing these fine men and women that even though

there's nothing to find, they're destroying our lives anyway. So ... carry on.

(Paige closes the door.)

CUT TO:

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

(Paige walks into the attic with the group behind her. She points out various

items of fascination as she casually stands in front of the bookstand with the

Book of Shadows.)

PAIGE: Ahh, here we have my grandma's sewing machine that's broken, and there

we have piper's bicycle, flat tire ... um, a bunch of lamps -- Leo needs to fix

those -- and oh -- oh, yes. A hanging chair.

SETH PARRA: That's cute, Paige, but it's not gonna work. See, the government

wouldn't have faked your deaths unless they had a damn good reason, and none of

this changes that.

PAIGE: Maybe you should just think of all those great big stories you're

missing out on while you're wasting time on us. See, we're never gonna talk, so

this is all you're gonna get.

(He looks at her and nods. Paige shrugs at him. Seth turns to the group.)

SETH PARRA: Let's go. No story here.

(The entire group leaves the attic. Paige turns around and looks at the Book of

Shadows and sees that it's open to the page on the spell "To Erase Painful

Memories".)

PAIGE: Damn it.

(This is not good. Paige heads out of the attic.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR - UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Seth Parra and the reporters on their way out of the house walk past Piper and

Leo. Paige rushes down the attic stairs.)

PIPER: What did you say to them?

PAIGE: It doesn't matter because I'm pretty sure Billie is in trouble, again.

CUT TO:

[INT. BILLIE'S DORM ROOM -- DAY]

(Dogon drops Billie on her table. She falls to the floor in a heep.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Aah!

(He looks down at Billie.)

DOGON: I've come too far, acquired too many powers to let a little witch like

you embarrass me. It won't happen again.

(Paige orbs in, then promptly orbs out.)

PAIGE: Hey!

(Dogon turns around to look for Paige. With his back to her, Paige orbs in near

Billie and orbs them both out.)

(Having lost his chance to destroy Billie, Dogon screams with rage.)

DOGON: No-o-o-o!

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC -- DAY]

(Piper paces the floor. Paige it at the potions table boiling a new batch.

Phoebe tends to Billie's wounds.)

PIPER: We don't have much time. He's gonna track her here sooner or later.

PHOEBE: Hey, is the press still outside?

PIPER: I don't know. I'm afraid to look.

PAIGE: Did you use mandrake root or mustard seed?

BILLIE JENKINS: Mandrake root.

PHOEBE: Now, why didn't you tell us what you were doing? How come you hid it

from us?

BILLIE JENKINS: Because I thought I could handle it. I didn't want you guys to

give up on me.

PIPER: Now, why would you think that?

BILLIE JENKINS: Well, I overheard you and Piper talking yesterday about how you

didn't think I could handle all this, and I just didn't want it to be true.

PAIGE: Why did you think erasing bad memories could help you vanquish the

demon?

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't know. All I know is it didn't work.

PHOEBE: Magic can't erase fears. They're part of what makes us what we are,

and the only way to overcome them is to actually face them.

BILLIE JENKINS: I don't want face this one.

(Paige hands Piper the vial.)

PIPER: Face what?

(Billie looks at them.)

BILLIE JENKINS: The night my sister was taken. My mom was putting us both to

bed, and it was raining outside.

[INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK]

(Christy leans over Billie's bed.)

CHRISTY: Boo!

(She scares her.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Ohh! Christy, I'm telling mom!

CHRISTY: Big scaredy-cat.

(Christy smiles and heads back to her own bed. Billie holds her stuffed bear

closer to her. She's on the bottom bunk. Christy climbs up to the top bunk.)

(The balcony doors open. Billie gets up. She sees a dark-figure fly into the

room. Billie falls back against the pillows with fear. The light in the Jack-

o'lantern flicker.)

(The creature with black eyes and silver claws bends over and looks at Billie.

He then jumps up.)

(Christy screams.)

CHRISTY: No!

(Billie looks up and the demon's claws rip through the bottom bunk's mattress

and boards. Christy continues to scream.)

CHRISTY: No! No!

(The demon picks Christy up and flies out of the room with her screaming in his

arms.)

CHRISTY: Aa-a-aah!

FLASH TO

END OF FLASHBACK

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - PRESENT]

BILLIE JENKINS: That was the last time I ever saw her.

PHOEBE: So you have faced this demon before.

BILLIE JENKINS: No, I haven't. The Dogon is different. I know that now, but

he just reminded me of the one that took Christy.

PIPER: What did your parents do?

BILLIE JENKINS: Nothing. I was never allowed to talk about it. They just told

me an evil man kidnapped her.

PHOEBE: They didn't tell you it was a demon?

BILLIE JENKINS: They didn't know anything about demons. They just thought I

saw a monster under the bed or something like that. They thought I made the

whole thing up.

PAIGE: And now you know you didn't.

(Billie shakes her head. Dogon shimmers in next to Billie and wraps his claw-

like hands around her neck. Billie gasps.)

DOGON: Move and she dies.

(Billie reaches out and takes the potions bottle from Piper.)

BILLIE JENKINS: (whispers) Don't worry.

(The Dogon shimmers out with Billie.)

PAIGE: Okay, what now?

PHOEBE: We trust her.

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - GREAT HALL -- DAY]

(The Dogon shimmers into the Great Hall with Billie. He throws her on the

floor.)

DOGON: I should've known you were working for The Charmed Ones. It explains

the hubris.

BILLIE JENKINS: Actually, it seems I've mistaken you for somebody else.

(Dogon holds out his hand, palm down, claw-like fingers extended.)

DOGON: Really? Who?

(Billie opens her mouth.)

BILLIE JENKINS: Ahh ...

(Dogon opens his mouth.)

DOGON: "Ahh"?

(Billie throws the potions bottle directly into the Dogon. He swallows the

potion and explodes.)

(His mask falls to the floor.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO CITY LIGHTS (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. DEX'S BUILDING (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[INT. DEX'S GALLERY/ LOFT -- NIGHT]

(There's a knock on the door. Dex opens it and finds Phoebe standing there.)

DEX LAWSON: Hey.

PHOEBE: Trick-or-treat.

DEX LAWSON: Let me guess. You're a witch.

PHOEBE: Always.

(She sighs.)

PHOEBE: Can we talk?

(He motions her inside.)

DEX LAWSON: Yeah, sure.

(She walks inside and he closes the door behind her.)

DEX LAWSON: It's not gonna work out, is it?

PHOEBE: (sighs) I don't know. I mean, we've just -- we've been through so

much, you know, so fast ... too fast.

DEX LAWSON: Maybe we need to take things slower. Of course, uh, considering

we've already been married and divorced, it's not gonna be easy.

PHOEBE: That's true.

DEX LAWSON: Regardless ... I don't like where things sit.

PHOEBE: No, I don't either. Uh ... I thought I was pregnant, and I didn't know

how to tell you.

DEX LAWSON: Are you?

PHOEBE: No, I'm not, but I thought I was, and it scared the hell out of me.

Not because I didn't want to be. I did, but I ... Eh ...

DEX LAWSON: It's too fast.

PHOEBE: Yeah.

DEX LAWSON: What's the point of having premonitions if they don't even work

out?

PHOEBE: They always work out. It's just sometimes they don't work out the way

you thought that they would.

DEX LAWSON: So where do we go from here?

PHOEBE: I guess ... we just take it slow, you know, and try to figure out how

we feel about each other without the magic.

CUT TO:

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

(The doorbell rings. Paige answers the door dressed up. Piper in a mouse

costume carries Chris dressed as a wizard.)

CHILDREN: Trick-or-treat!

PIPER: Wow! Look at you guys. Are you a pirate? Wow, and a dinosaur, and a

very scary ghost.

PAIGE: Not as scary as mine was.

PIPER: Uh-huh.

PAIGE: Okay, guys, take as much as you want. Oh, careful, careful, careful.

Easy now. Easy. Careful. Oops. Pass it back. There you guys go. Ok, have a

great night.

PIPER: It's a candy riot.

PAIGE: Bye. Be careful.

PIPER: I think we just got robbed.

PAIGE: I think so.

(Paige closes the door. Piper takes Chris into the sitting room and puts him

down in his play pen.)

PIPER: Oh, my goodness.

PAIGE: Hey, if you want to go trick-or-treating with Leo and Wyatt, I can watch

Chris.

PIPER: Oh, no. That's okay. I think Leo and I need some space. Apparently,

we're having some issues.

(Paige puts the bowl of candies on the coffee table, sits down and puts her feet

up.)

PAIGE: I hope it's nothing serious.

(Piper sits down next to her.)

PIPER: No. You know, I don't think so. I think just with everything that's

been going on, we've taken each other for granted a little bit, and, you know,

we'll be fine.

PAIGE: I hope so.

PIPER: Yeah. Well, now that, you know, all the press is gone and things'll

calm down a little bit.

PAIGE: Yeah, except for the demons.

PIPER: Buzz kill.

PAIGE: What? They know we're back. It's only a matter of time.

PIPER: I know, but, you know, we've got Billie to pick up the slack. She can

do it.

PAIGE: Ya think?

PIPER: Yeah. What do you mean? She handled the Dogon okay, didn't she?

PAIGE: Yeah. I mean, just the whole thing about her discovering that her sister

was kidnapped by a demon. I don't know how soon she's gonna get over that one.

CUT TO:

[INT. DORM ROOM -- NIGHT]

(On the bed side table is a framed photo of two kids -- Christy with her arm

around Billie. Billie looks at the photo, then turns away, thinking.)

(Camera pulls away.)

FADE TO BLACK.