08x10 - Vaya Con Leos

Charmed

"Vaya Con Leos"

Season 8, Episode 10

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PROLOGUE

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[EXT. CAR LOT - DAY]

(Leo is roaring the engine of a vintage green 1941 Ford truck, driver door

opened. Piper stands next to him.)

LEO: (enthusiastic) Ha ha! Listen to that baby, huh?

PIPER: (not thrilled) Do what?

LEO: Isn't she something?

PIPER: She's somethin' all right!

LEO: (gets out of the car) Oh, man. Straight six, four-speed tranny. Just like

the one my grandpa gave me sixty years ago.

PIPER: Uh, okay, sweetie, you're barely thirty.

LEO: You know what I mean, the first time I was alive.

PIPER: All right, keep it down, now, will ya?

LEO: Oh. Right. Sorry.

PIPER: Ooh.

SALESMAN: (walks to them) So, what do you think?

LEO: I think she's beautiful. (To Piper) What do you think?

PIPER: I think nine thousand dollars is a lot of money!

SALESMAN: Ninety-five hundred, actually, but that includes the original tailgate,

which I've got out back.

PIPER: (sarcastic) Well that makes it completely different!

SALESMAN: Seriously, it's not easy finding a forty-one in working condition, and

with matching serial numbers to boot.

PIPER: (not convinced) Hmm.

SALESMAN: I know it doesn't look like much now...

PIPER: No, it doesn't.

LEO: But it will when I'm done with it. You know, I just sand off some of the

rust, adjust the carburetor, rebuild the engine... Come on, let's have the fun!

You know, when I'm done with this puppy, it's gonna be worth, what? Twenty-five,

thirty grand?

SALESMAN: At least!

(The salesman leaves Piper and Leo to let them discuss it privately.)

LEO: Think, maybe someday I can pass it on to the boys.

PIPER: (worried) How long you plan on keeping this thing?

LEO: You know what I mean. Come on, this is a second chance for me, a chance to

start over.

PIPER: (smiling) All right.

LEO: (overjoyed) Yes. Mmm... (Kisses Piper) I love you.

PIPER: I bet you do! Okay, but seriously, the boys aren't running in it without

car seats and helmets and like, elbow pads.

LEO: Promise.

PIPER: Okay.

SALESMAN: (shaking Leo's hand) Let's go write it up!

(Leo follows the salesman, leaving Piper alone contemplating their new purchase.)

(Suddenly, Piper sees the Angel of Death standing in the middle of the street,

staring at her silently. A car passes and drives straight through the Angel of

Death's ethereal body. Shot of Piper looking worried. Cut to the...)

[OPENING CREDITS]

PART ONE

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

PAIGE: What? You saw the Angel of Death, and you're only telling me this now?

PIPER: Well, I didn't wanna worry you.

PAIGE: Well, where did you see him? When?

PIPER: This morning, downtown with Leo. But I don't think it means anything,

really.

PAIGE: Piper, the only person that sees him is the person he's coming after.

PIPER: No, that's not necessarily true. We all saw him last time, and nothing

happened.

PAIGE: Well, that's just because we were protecting the guy who was next on his

list, who incidentally he got!

PIPER: You're right, but if he really wanted me, he could've taken me right then

and there, right?

PAIGE: Okay, you have a point.

PIPER: So, maybe... I just thought I saw him. Maybe I'm doing what I usually do

around this point in my life.

PAIGE: (sits on her bed) Okay, you lost me.

PIPER: We're demon-light, the boys are happy and healthy, Leo and I are doing

fine, so maybe I'm doing what I always do when everything is going well in my

life. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

PAIGE: Yeah, that would be like the Manolo Blahnik of shoe drops, okay? (Paige

picks up the phone.) I'm cancelling my lunch date.

PIPER: No no no, you're not!

PAIGE: (still holding the phone) Yes, I am!

PIPER: No, you can't use my neurosis to justify your own! You're just looking

for an excuse to get out of the date!

PAIGE: I am not, and that's besides the point.

PIPER: No, that's exactly the point. Now, Henry asked you out and you said yes,

so you're going!

PAIGE: (stands up) I don't want to! I don't even like him that way!

PIPER: Which is clearly why you said yes. So you're gonna go, and if I see Death,

I'll call ya.

PAIGE: Fine. But if he gets you, I'm never talking to you again.

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL - GREAT HALL - DAY]

(Billie, in her demonic outfit, black top & evil jeans, is pacing around. Behind

her, to the left, Phoebe is sitting, hidden behind a table.)

PHOEBE: (off-screen) This is taking a really long time.

BILLIE: He'll show.

PHOEBE: (off-screen) Maybe you were a little too cryptic with your clues.

BILLIE: Well, I couldn't exactly tell the entire underworld that I'm a witch,

okay? If this doesn't flush him out, nothing will.

(Phoebe's cell rings loudly.)

BILLIE: You're waiting a call? Here?

PHOEBE: Yeah, great reception, huh? (answers) Hey Piper, can I call you back?

INTERCUT WITH:

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM - DAY]

PIPER: Yeah, sure, no problem. I was just, you know, calling to see how you're

doing, if you're okay, that's all.

PHOEBE: Why wouldn't I be?

PIPER: No reason, just checking.

PHOEBE: Piper, what's going on?

BILLIE: Hello? Demon!

(Phoebe gestures Billie to shut up.)

PIPER: Wait, wha-- Demon? What demon?

PHOEBE: Oh, we're trying to lure out the demon that took Billie's sister and see

if we can find out what happened to her.

PIPER: No! No, no no no, you can't do that right now.

PHOEBE: Why, Piper? What's happening?

BILLIE: Phoebe!

PHOEBE: (to Billie) Will-- you-- please--

PIPER: Well, see, the thing is, I may have seen... the Angel of Death today.

PHOEBE: What? When? Oh my god, are you okay?

PIPER: Yeah, I'm fine, I'm just, you know, I'm calling to-- Have you seen him?

PHOEBE: Who? Death? No.

PIPER: Okay, well that's good, that's good, but still, you know, maybe you

shouldn't...

(Reinhardt flames in a few feet in front of Billie.)

BILLIE: (whispering) He's here!

PHOEBE: (to Piper) Gotta go! Gotta go!

(Piper sighs.)

REINHARDT: (walks towards Billie) You the one that's been asking about me?

BILLIE: (casually, walks towards Reinhardt) Maybe. Are you the one that took

that little girl fifteen years ago? Name's Christy, I think.

REINHARDT: Nobody's supposed to know about that.

BILLIE: Well, the demon that hired you does.

REINHARDT: Yes. But how do you know, and why do you care?

BILLIE: Let's just say it's personal.

REINHARDT: Really?

(Suddenly, Burke shudders into the room with a crossbow pointed at Billie's

head.)

PHOEBE: Billie!

(With amazing speed, Reinhardt suddenly grabs Billie's throat with a metal claw

attached to his left hand.)

BILLIE: Uh!

(As Reinhardt struggles with Billie, he places himself in the path of Burke's

arrow. The arrow destined to Billie whizzes and plunges into Reinhardt's neck.

He screams and collapses.)

(Burke fires an arrow at Phoebe; she gasps and ducks just in time, and the arrow

plows into the table instead.)

(Burke speed-shudders to Billie.)

BURKE: Nice try, witch!

(Burke leans and touches Reinhardt's knee, then shudders out with him.)

PHOEBE: (runs to Billie) Billie, are you okay?

BILLIE: No, I'm not okay! I just lost the only clue to finding her!

(They both sigh.)

[EXT. SIDEWALK CAFÉ - DAY]

(Paige and Henry are in the middle of their lunch date.)

PAIGE: So, do you have any brothers or sisters?

HENRY: No. Well, not that I know of. My parents were foster parents.

PAIGE: That's right. Do you ever wonder...

HENRY: Wonder who my parents are?

PAIGE: (nods) Yeah.

HENRY: No. I mean, what happened happened, right? Nothing I can do about it. I

don't look back. I tell my parolees that too, don't look back, there's nothing

you can do about it.

PAIGE: (smiles) It's actually very good advice.

HENRY: You have a great smile.

PAIGE: Thank you. So do you.

HENRY: (smiles) Thank you.

WAITRESS: Can I take this?

HENRY: Oh, sorry. We didn't even look yet.

WAITRESS: Okay. Take your time.

HENRY: Thanks.

PAIGE: You know, actually, I should probably be going.

HENRY: Me too. I had a great time, though.

PAIGE: I did also.

HENRY: (looks the check over) Your half is 14.50. (Paige looks at him and

freezes.) I'll get some change.

(Henry stands up and walks away. Paige's cell phone rings.)

PAIGE: (answering) Hello?

INTERCUT WITH:

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM - DAY]

PIPER: Hey. Are you all right?

PAIGE: No, I'm not.

PIPER: What do you mean? Did you see Death?

PAIGE: (sulking) Nah. Just saw a cad. Nothing fatal, though.

PIPER: I have no idea what you're talking about.

PAIGE: Don't worry about it. Did you see him again?

PIPER: Well, no, but Phoebe is out fighting demons.

PAIGE: So, what's new?

PIPER: What's new is she shouldn't be doing that with, you know, the Angel of

Death lurking about.

PAIGE: Fair enough. Okay. I'm on my way home.

PIPER: Okay, but are you driving? Be careful driving!

PAIGE: (rolls eyes) Yeah, okay. Bye.

HENRY: (sits back with a few bills) Okay, fifteen...

PAIGE: (icy, stands up) Yeah. Guess what. I got twenty. (Paige slams the money

on the table.) Keep the change.

(Paige leaves, leaving Henry dumbfounded.)

[INT. MANOR - GARAGE - DAY]

(Piper walks in, worried, searching for Leo.)

PIPER: Leo? Leo?

LEO: (on a dolly, working on his truck) Right here.

PIPER: (drags him from under the truck) What are you doing under there? Get out,

get out, get out!

LEO: Whoa! What's the matter?

PIPER: What do you mean, what's the matter? What if it fell? You could be

crushed, you could be killed!

LEO: Don't be silly, it's up on jacks!

PIPER: So? You never know!

LEO: You worry too much, you know that?

PIPER: Well, what else is new?

LEO: Come on, I know what I'm doing, nothing's gonna happen to me. (Piper sighs.)

What's the matter? Talk to me.

PIPER: Nothing, it's-- it's silly.

LEO: Not if it's bothering you, it's not. Come on, I've learned by now that if

you're worrying about something, then there's usually a good reason for it.

PIPER: Great.

LEO: You know, you don't do well by worrying. You do well by doing, that's your

process. Worry first, kick ass later. You know, you don't do good on your heels.

You like to take control.

PIPER: I do, don't I?

LEO: It's when you're at your best.

PIPER: Right. (She turns away, then suddenly turns back, grabs and passionately

kisses Leo.) I love you.

(Piper exits hastily, leaving Leo confused.)

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

PIPER: All right, mister. I know you're lurking somewhere, and if you want

something, you need to get your grim reaping ass down here or stop bugging me.

(In the middle of Piper's speech, the Angel of Death appears behind her.)

ANGEL OF DEATH: (folding arms) There's no need to be rude. (Piper turns around.)

I was only trying to do you a favor.

PIPER: Favor? Well, I don't want any favors from you.

ANGEL OF DEATH: Oh, you'll want this one. You know, my job was so much easier

before I met you and your sisters, it was so much less complicated.

PIPER: For what's it's worth, I don't think taking people's life should be all

that easy to do.

ANGEL OF DEATH: It never is. Still, it's inevitable.

PIPER: You're not taking me.

ANGEL OF DEATH: You're right, I'm not. (Piper frowns. The Angel of Death walks

towards Piper.) I'm taking Leo.

PIPER: What?

ANGEL OF DEATH: It's curious, I actually feel bad about it. No doubt a

reflection about my knowing you. I don't normally get to know people long in my

line of work, obviously.

PIPER: You can't have him.

ANGEL OF DEATH: You don't have a choice. That's why I came earlier. I wanted to

warn you, to give you time to prepare. To say goodbye.

PIPER: (shaking her head) No!

ANGEL OF DEATH. I'm afraid you don't have much time.

PIPER: (closes her eyes) Why?

ANGEL OF DEATH. I'm not about why, or how, Piper. I'm simply when. You know that.

PIPER: It's not right, and it's not fair, not after everything we've gone

through and everything we've been promised.

ANGEL OF DEATH: There's a reason for everything, even this. You know that too,

Piper. I am sorry.

(The Angel of Death disappears.)

(Piper swallows hard. She picks up a notepad and writes something down.)

PIPER: (chanting)

Hide him from sight

So I might fight

Ignore which leaves bereft

My husband from the Angel of Death

(A loud crashing noise is heard from below. Piper rushes to...)

[INT. MANOR - GARAGE - DAY]

(... the garage.)

PIPER: Leo? (shouts) Leo!

LEO: (appears from behind the truck) What? What's the matter?

PIPER: (sighs of relief) Oh, thank God.

(Piper hugs Leo.)

LEO: What happened? (The phone rings, Leo picks it up.) Hello? Okay, okay-- hold

on a second. It's Paige. (Leo passes the phone to Piper.)

PIPER: What?

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO - STREET - DAY]

PAIGE: (frenzied) What!? What do you mean, what? Do you have any idea what is

going on down here, do you?

[INT. MANOR - GARAGE - DAY]

PIPER: Wait, slow down. What's the matter?

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO - STREET - DAY]

PAIGE: You're never gonna believe it.

(A Leo lookalike walks in front of Paige.)

(Another Leo lookalike, a businessman busy dialing a number on his cell phone,

bumps into Paige.)

BUSINESSMAN: Oh. Sorry. Excuse me.

(Shot of the street. All men look like Leo. A car passes by, driven by a Leo

lookalike.)

(Shot of Paige looking stunned.)

[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

PART TWO

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[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM - DAY]

(Phoebe is sitting on the couch, Paige on a chair. Piper walks relentlessly back

and forth.)

PHOEBE: Piper, I know the spell didn't work out like you wanted it to, but at

least it bought us some time, right?

PIPER: Yeah, but the Angel of Death is still after him. It's only a matter of

time.

PHOEBE: The time is on our side. I mean, now that the whole town looks like Leo,

Death has gotta be confused.

PAIGE: We can use the confusion to our advantage, until we can figure out how to

really save Leo.

PIPER: And how exactly are we gonna do that? I mean, we can't watch him, we

can't protect him twenty-four hours a day, he wouldn't let us, and besides, he

could fall in the shower, or trip down the stairs, it could be anything.

PAIGE: We'll find a way. Where's Billie?

PHOEBE: She's upstairs, trying to find the demon who took her demon.

PIPER: Why don't you go keep an eye on her, make sure she doesn't get herself

killed.

PHOEBE: Wait, are you sure?

PIPER: Yeah. I mean, we don't need the Angel of Death looking for two people in

this house.

PHOEBE: Okay. I'll be upstairs if you need me.

(Phoebe walks to the attic.)

PAIGE. We're gonna figure out how to save him.

LEO: (off-screen) Save who? (Paige and Piper stare at him) What?

(Flash to...)

[INT. UNDERWORLD - BURKE'S LAIR]

(Reinhardt, still a little dizzy, stands up. Burke looks down on him.)

BURKE: Well, it's about time.

(Burke inserts a magical crystal in a slot, entrapping Reinhardt within an

invisible force field.)

REINHARDT: You wi-- Ahh!

(As Reinhardt walks towards Burke, he bumps in the invisible force field.)

BURKE: Painful, isn't it?

REINHARDT: (tries again) You-- Ahh!

BURKE: (sneers) It was so simple. Any lower-level demon could understand. Do

what you're hired to do, then disappear. But you didn't do that, did you?

REINHARDT: Somebody was asking questions, nosing around. I had to cover my

tracks.

BURKE: No. Covering tracks is what I do, Reinhardt. You just had to shut up.

(Reinhardt groans.) I'm curious. Do you have any idea who it was that was asking

questions?

REINHARDT: No.

BURKE: A witch. One who also happens to be the sister of that girl you kidnapped

lo those many years ago.

REINHARDT: So?

BURKE: So? She tricked you, tried to get you to talk.

REINHARDT: Yeah, but I didn't say anything.

BURKE: Only because I stopped you first. Because that's what I'm hired to do.

(Burke ambles around Reinhardt. The camera pans and reveals several creatures

frozen in transparent cryogenic containers lined up against the cavern's wall.)

REINHARDT: (turns around) What are these?

BURKE: Living trophies. Others who didn't do as they were told. You see, this

goes beyond you, or me, or even that little girl you took. There's a far more

powerful force at work here.

(Burke slots a magical crystal and twists it. A cryogenic container materializes

and instantly freezes Reinhardt.)

BURKE: One that doesn't want to be found out.

(Zoom on frozen Reinhardt.)

(Flash to...)

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

(The Book of Shadows page is on "Burke". Billie is copying the vanquishing spell

on a notepad.)

(Phoebe enters, biting her nails, looking preoccupied.)

BILLIE: Hey, hi. Okay, okay, so this is good news, I found him. Supposedly his

name is Burke, he's some demonic bounty hunter, but the good news is, he gets to

keep his prey, so if we found him, we would be able to... Phoebe, hello, are you

listening to me?

PHOEBE: Yeah. I'm... sorry. Just... Leo's in a lot of trouble right now.

BILLIE: What? Why?

PHOEBE: Well, it's a long story, but basically the Angel of Death is after him.

BILLIE: Are you telling me the Angel of Death really exists?

PHOEBE: Yes, unfortunately. Piper and Paige are downstairs trying to figure out

a way to keep him from getting to Leo, and... Piper sent me up here to help you.

BILLIE: (doesn't seem to care much about Leo) Oh, okay, well, good, hopefully,

we can find Burke really fast. I have a spell right here...

PHOEBE: Billie, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, but I just don't think that I can do

this right now.

BILLIE: Look, I know. I haven't known Leo as long as you, Phoebe, but... I care

about him a lot too. I mean, he's practically family to me.

PHOEBE: Yeah, but he is my family.

BILLIE: Like my sister is to me.

PHOEBE: Yeah. I know. (sighs) Look, Billie, I'm really sorry, I'm just torn. You

know, I wanna help you, I-- I really do, but I feel like I should be helping Leo

right now.

BILLIE: Well then, you stay here, and I'm gonna go, because I have to find out

what happened to her.

(Billie leaves.)

PHOEBE: Billie...

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

(Piper is sitting. Leo is walking back and forth nervously.)

LEO: Why didn't you tell me, huh? What, you-- you don't think I have a right to

know?

PIPER: No, you do, I just-- I didn't know how to tell you.

LEO: (laughs frantically) I can't believe this is happening, you know! I can't

believe that I'm-- I'm--

PIPER: You're not going to, okay? I won't let it happen.

LEO: How, huh? By hexing every man so he looks like me? It's not gonna stop him!

PIPER: No, okay, that wasn't the plan, it's not what I meant to do, all right,

I'm scared too!

LEO: Okay, look, honey, I'm sorry, okay... (hugs Piper) I just-- I-- I don't

know what to feel, I don't know what to do.

PIPER: Don't do anything, just let us figure it out.

LEO: How, huh? I'm mortal. I've been given a death sentence by the one guy who

means it. (Turns away) You know, there's just... so much that I still wanna do,

and I-- I don't know where to start.

PIPER: I know, but listen, okay, you just need to stay here, you just need to

stay put, and...

LEO: What about the boys? What about Chris and Wyatt, you know? I-- I gotta go

see Wyatt...

PIPER: No no no, it's not... it's not safe.

LEO: How am I supposed to tell him, huh? (Piper sighs) How do I tell him that?

PIPER: (closes eyes) Okay, listen... (gets teary) You just gotta trust me, okay,

I mean... We're gonna fix this! We will! But until we do, you just have to stay

here. I mean it. Do you understand? (Leo nods.)

(Piper hugs Leo one more time, then leaves the room.)

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

(Piper walks down the stairs. The Angel of Death is waiting for her.)

ANGEL OF DEATH: I trust you said your goodbyes.

(Piper stops two stairs above the Angel of Death.)

PIPER: (crosses arms) I'm not gonna let you do this.

ANGEL OF DEATH: Piper, we've been through this already. Now, where's Leo?

(The doorbell rings.)

PAIGE: (off-screen) Ooh, I'll get it.

(Paige opens the manor's door. It's 'Leo', pizza delivery guy.)

PAIGE: Oh, hi. Uh, do you mind just-- putting it on the table?

(The pizza delivery guy leers at Paige with a lascivious smile as he slides past

her.)

(Shot of a satisfied Piper, standing cross-armed, and a befuddled Angel of

Death.)

(The doorbell rings again.)

DRY CLEANING GUY 'LEO': (friendly) Here are the shirts. You're lucky we had 'em

ready when you called.

(The doorbell rings yet again.)

PAIGE: Hi. Okay. Let me show you to the grandfather clock.

REPAIRMAN 'LEO': Uh-huh. Thanks.

ANGEL OF DEATH: What's the meaning of this?

PIPER: What can I tell you? I run a very busy household.

(The doorbell rings again.)

PAIGE: And you are?

HENRY 'LEO': I thought we should talk, after what happened at lunch.

PAIGE: (mouth gapes) Henry?

(The real Leo walks down the stairs and observes the situation.)

PIPER: I told you, I'm not going to let you take my husband.

ANGEL OF DEATH: You've obviously no idea who you're dealing with.

REAL LEO: (walks down the stairs, to Piper) Uh, you seem to have a faulty

receiver, ma'am. I'm gonna have to go get some tools.

PIPER: Okay, well, uh, please hurry back, I don't want it to get any worse.

REAL LEO: I know what I'm doing.

ANGEL OF DEATH: Magic won't protect him for long, you know. I'll find him. I

always do.

(The Angel of Death disappears. Piper closes her eyes and sighs.)

[INT. MANOR - FRONT PORCH - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

PAIGE: Well, you know, Henry, I'm just a little... weirded out right now.

HENRY 'LEO': Why?

PAIGE: Well, Henry, umm... the thing is, there are just too many reasons to go

into.

HENRY 'LEO': More secrets, huh? You know, I just wanna know what went out at

lunch. Everything was going fine, and then...

PAIGE: Yeah, well, you know, I promised we will talk about that. However, right

now, you're, um... obviously, a bit upset, and frankly, not yourself.

HENRY 'LEO': Fine.

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO - STREET - DAY]

(Leo's in a taxi, parked across of Wyatt's preschool.)

TAXI DRIVER 'LEO': You know, the meter's running, pal.

LEO: (gives the taxi driver a $20 bill) Take a break.

TAXI DRIVER 'LEO': Fine by me.

(The taxi driver gets out of the car. Leo sighs nervously.)

(The Angel of Death appears next to Leo.)

LEO: (startled and scared) Who are you?

ANGEL OF DEATH: If you can see me, then you know. It wasn't easy finding you.

Though I must admit I did rather enjoy the challenge.

LEO: Please--

ANGEL OF DEATH: Don't bother. Trust me, I've heard it all before.

LEO: But I don't understand why. I mean, my first life ended prematurely. And I

gave up being a Whitelighter and an Elder so I can live again, so I can love

again. You're telling me that that can't happen now?

ANGEL OF DEATH: All life ends, Leo. Sooner or later.

LEO: (looking at the preschool) Can I at least see my son again?

(Leo turns around, but the Angel of Death disappeared.)

(Leo opens the door.)

(Just as Leo opens the door, a truck screeches and bumps in full force into the

side of the taxi.)

(The force of the blow shoves Leo across the back seat, bleeding and

unconscious.)

(The taxi's horn blares uninterruptedly.)

[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

PART THREE

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[INT. BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - HALLWAY - DAY]

(Paige and Piper walk speedily across the hospital's hallway.)

PAIGE: Here's the thing. We should have hope that it's not all that bad, right,

I mean... look around, these guys are back to normal, and the spell obviously

wore off.

(Piper and Paige reach the ER's waiting room.)

PIPER: Hi, I'm looking for my husband.

NURSE: (holds a phone) Ma'am, if you'll just wait...

PIPER: No, his name is Leo Wyatt, they called and said he was in some kind of

car crash, and I just need to know...

NURSE: Just a moment, please.

PIPER: (snatches the nurse's phone and hangs it up) No, actually, I need to know

where my husband is right now!

DOCTOR: Did you say his name was Leo?

PIPER: Have you seen him?

DOCTOR: I'm one of the doctors on this case.

PIPER: Case? What do you mean, case?

DOCTOR: Your husband was admitted about a half hour ago, but we've managed to

stabilize him.

PIPER: Okay, so that's good, right?

DOCTOR: Yes, that's good, but we really won't know the extent of his injuries

until we operate. We're prepping him for surgery now.

PIPER: (worried) Surgery?

DOCTOR: It's called an exploratory laparotomy. To find out whether or not his

internal bleeding is from a splenic laceration or a tearing of one of his

kidneys or aorta...

PIPER: Okay, wait, slow down. In English. Is it life-threatening?

DOCTOR: Yes, it is.

(There is a tense pause as the doctor's words sink in.)

PIPER: I can't believe this is happening.

DOCTOR: We're doing everything we can. I promise you.

PIPER: (holds her head in her hands) I can't do this, I can't handle this right

now!

DOCTOR: Please try to be positive...

PIPER: Ugh!

(Piper freezes the whole room except Paige.)

PAIGE: What are you doing?

PIPER: I can't do this, this can't be happening!

PAIGE: Yeah, but you can't freeze this problem forever, Piper. I'm sorry, but

you can't!

(Piper sighs, takes a moment to collect herself, then unfreezes the room.)

PIPER: Uh-- can I see my husband, please?

[INT. BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - ER WARD - DAY]

(Leo lies in bed, still, bruised badly. He's alone; the ward is empty.)

(Piper walks in.)

(Leo slowly opens his eyes.)

PIPER: (quietly) Hey.

LEO: What happened?

PIPER: You're in a hospital. You had an accident, but you're gonna be okay.

LEO: You've always been a bad liar.

PIPER: They're gonna take you in for surgery soon, but I'll be waiting for you

when you come out.

LEO: Tell the boys...

PIPER: No, stop it. You can tell them everything once you get out of here. We're

gonna beat this, Leo, just like we always do.

LEO: Piper...

PIPER: No, listen to me. You can't give up. You gotta fight this. I can't do

this by myself.

DOCTOR: (off-screen) Ma'am, we're ready for surgery.

PIPER: Don't give up. I love you.

LEO: You too...

[INT. BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - HALLWAY - DAY]

(Leo's being taken away by orderlies. Piper watches him leave.)

(Paige walks to Piper.)

PAIGE: How's he doing? (Piper gives Paige a hollow look.) Look, uh, you know,

I've been thinking... something is not right about this.

PIPER: Paige...

PAIGE: No, I'm serious. Look, Piper, things like this don't happen to us. I mean,

what if this isn't just an accident, what if there's something demonic behind it?

PIPER: What are you talking about?

PAIGE: The Angel of Death told you Leo was supposed to die, which means we're

already way past random chance when the truck hit him.

PIPER: You're grasping at straws.

PAIGE: Maybe, but according to that cop over there, they have the driver in

custody, which means this could very well not be an accident after all.

PIPER: How does that help Leo?

PAIGE: If there's something magical going on here, maybe something magical can

fix it.

PIPER: (ponders) Okay, see what you can do.

(Piper walks away.)

PAIGE: Where are you going?

PIPER: To cheat Death.

(Flash to...)

[INT. UNDERWORLD - BURKE'S LAIR]

(Billie walks around Burke's lair, examining the cryogenic containers. She walks

to one of them and rubs the ice off, revealing a frozen Reinhardt. Billie gasps

and flinches.)

(Burke creeps behind her.)

BURKE: Usually, I charge admission.

BILLIE: (points at Reinhardt) That demon was mine!

BURKE: Was being the operative word. (Burke moseys around Billie.) I'm afraid

the one who hired me isn't ready for you to discover the truth.

BILLIE: Yeah, and who might that be?

BURKE: Ahh... wouldn't you like to know? Perhaps then you could get some answers

about your sister.

BILLIE: My sister. How did you know...

(Burke speed-shudders behind Billie and smacks her. Billie is hurled across the

lair by the force of the blow.)

BILLIE: Ahh!

BURKE: I always wanted a witch for a trophy.

(Suddenly, an arrow whizzes and hits Burke in the neck. Burke groans and

collapses.)

(The arrow was shot by Phoebe. She's holding Burke's crossbow.)

PHOEBE: Thought you could use a little backup.

BILLIE: Thanks. What about Leo?

PHOEBE: Piper'll call if she needs me. What's this guy's deal?

BILLIE: (stands up) Well, someone hired him to take out Reinhardt. Same someone

who knows about my sister.

PHOEBE: What do you say we get some answers?

(Billie nods.)

(Flash to...)

[INT. MANOR - 2ND FLOOR PARLOR - DAY]

ANGEL OF DEATH: What do you want from me? I've already told you, there's nothing

I can do. It's Leo's time.

PIPER: I'll get Wyatt to heal him somehow. He's not dead yet.

ANGEL OF DEATH: No, but he soon will be.

PIPER: You said there was a reason behind this.

ANGEL OF DEATH: There's a reason behind everything. That's why it's called the

grand design.

PIPER: But specifically this. You made a point of telling me that there was a

reason, just like you made a point of warning me it was going to happen in the

first place.

ANGEL OF DEATH: Right.

PIPER: I'm not asking you to save Leo, because I know you can't. I'm just asking

you to tell me who can. I need to know why this is happening, especially if it

was not an accident. I'll pull every connection I have, if you just point me in

the right direction.

ANGEL OF DEATH: You know, I could get in a great deal of trouble for this. I

don't know what the greater reason is, but I do know there is one. Perhaps you

should speak to those who know more about the grand design than I do.

(The Angel of Death disappears.)

PIPER: Thank you.

[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY - DAY]

(Piper is standing, arms crossed.)

(An Avatar flashes in front of Piper. At the same time, an Elder orbs behind

her.)

ELDER: An Avatar? What are you trying to do?

PIPER: I'm trying to save my husband's life. (Turns to the Elder) Any way I can.

[COMMERCIAL BREAK]


PART FOUR

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[INT. MANOR - CONSERVATORY - DAY]

ELDER: The very fact that you dare put me in a room with an avatar...

AVATAR: Shows the open-minded view she's capable of having.

ELDER: Says the one whose single-minded beliefs nearly destroyed us all!

(Piper whistles hard.)

PIPER: Listen. I'm only interested in talking about Leo right now, and I have it

on very good authority that one or both of you can tell me why this is happening.

So... I'm listening.

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

PIPER: You know exactly what I'm talking about. Look, I don't care how it

happens, I don't care who does it, but one of you is going to save Leo because

both of you owe him. (To the Elder) Are you telling me that you won't heal Leo?

(To the Avatar) Or you, that you don't have the power to fix this? (The Elder

and the Avatar remain silent.) Well, somebody say something!

ELDER: It's not that we won't, Piper. We can't.

AVATAR: Using our powers to save Leo... It's a path that neither Elder nor

Avatar can travel.

PIPER: Hang on a second. Are you telling me that the first time you two agree on

anything is when you decide to let my husband die?! (The Elder and the Avatar

remain silent once again.) I don't think so.

ELDER: I'm sorry.

PIPER: No, you listen to me! Leo at one point in his life believed in both of

your causes. He devoted his life at the expense of family to those beliefs, and

you're telling me that you won't save that life? Why the hell can't you tell me

what's going on? What is your big secret?

ELDER: We don't have the... authority to share that information.

PIPER: Fine, well if you don't, then who does?

AVATAR: You might want to think twice before going there.

PIPER: Going where?

ELDER: You're going to need your sisters.

[INT. POLICE DEPARTMENT - HENRY'S OFFICE - DAY]

PAIGE: (knocks and enters) Hi.

HENRY: Hey.

PAIGE: Sorry I left without talking before.

HENRY: Can't talk now, so...

PAIGE: Well, it's not what I came for.

HENRY: Why are you here?

PAIGE: Look, I need some help. It's about my brother-in-law...

HENRY: Hold it. You can't just storm out on lunch, then chime me on and show up

here like nothing happened. You can't do that.

PAIGE: (crosses arms) I didn't!

HENRY: Good, let's talk about why you were upset.

PAIGE: Okay. Here's the thing. I have no issue, you know, going Dutch with guys,

I do it, you know, a lot, totally fine. But I guess I just kinda feel, eeh,

maybe it's old-fashioned, that when someone specifically asks me out on a date,

that maybe--

HENRY: (lifts finger) Who did that?

PAIGE: You did.

HENRY: I-- no.

PAIGE: Yeah. You said, would you like to go for lunch on a date?

HENRY: I said, would you like to go for lunch at Nate's.

PAIGE: Okay, that's really embarrassing.

HENRY: The embarrassing part of the story is that... I did want to make it a

date. And I didn't ask you, because I was scared you were gonna say no.

PAIGE: Misunderstandings.

HENRY: So what can I do for you, Paige?

PAIGE: Here's the thing. I need to speak to somebody in jail. The catch is, it

has to be completely private, and you can't ask me why.

[INT. POLICE STATION - INTERROGATION ROOM - DAY]

HENRY: How exactly is this gonna help Leo again?

PAIGE: Henry, please stop fishing.

(The door opens. A cop drags Lenny in the room.)

LENNY: What's going on? Who's she, my PD?

(The cop sits Lenny on a chair.)

HENRY: Thanks, Jack. (The cop leaves the room.) All right, no one's on the other

side, the cameras are off. He's all yours.

PAIGE: Thank you.

HENRY: Hope you know what you're doing.

(Henry leaves and closes the door behind him.)

LENNY: Yeah, hey, I hope you know what you're doing too, lady. I mean, uh,

you're a grand-looking lawyer and all, but I gotta get out of here.

PAIGE: I'm not a lawyer.

LENNY: Oh no? Then what are you?

PAIGE: (deadly serious) Actually, I'm a witch.

(Paige clutches the Lenny's shoulder and orbs him out.)

LENNY: Ahh!

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

(Paige and Lenny orb in. Paige pushes him and he falls down, extremely

frightened.)

LENNY: Ahh! What the hell?!? (Stands up) Where are we? (Paige grabs him and

shoves him in a chair.) Ahh! How'd we get here? (Paige smashes a potion near

him.) What the hell was that?

(Yellow hazy particles circle around Lenny.)

PAIGE: Truth potion, Lenny. You're gonna tell me what's going on and who is

behind this.

LENNY: Behind what? (The yellow hazy particles permeate Lenny and he glows

yellow for a blink.) Hey! Hey, I feel pretty good! What was that stuff?

PAIGE: Never mind. The truth, now!

LENNY: All right, okay. The truth is, I don't really have a license to drive a

tow, I forged it. I'm not really from Jersey, I'm from Kansas. I only took...

PAIGE: What?

LENNY: ... the gig to pay back the bookie. And I didn't really lose the money, I

stole it. 'Course, that's after I slept with his wife.

PAIGE: No. Tell me about the accident! Which demon is behind this?

LENNY: Demons? You wanna talk demons?

PAIGE: Yeah!

LENNY: All right. I stole from the collection plate, and even though I promised

to return the money, I gambled it away. Well, actually, I rigged the game and

made some dough, and then I lost it when I was picking the track.

(Piper comes in.)

PIPER: Paige, what are you doing?

PAIGE: This is the guy who crashed into Leo. Although I'm beginning to think it

really was an accident.

LENNY: I told you!

PIPER: It wasn't. Get rid of him.

(Flash to...)

[INT. UNDERWORLD - BURKE'S LAIR]

PHOEBE: (holding a crystal, taunting) Hmm, now, I wonder what would happen if I

put this right here.

BURKE: No! Don't. Just-- put it down. Please! It'll kill me, I swear.

BILLIE: Hmm. Might wanna keep that in mind.

PHOEBE: So I guess that means you value your life.

BILLIE: Enough to start answering some questions?

BURKE: I already told you, I don't know anything, I just do as I'm told.

BILLIE: You're lying. You knew who I was, you know about my sister, now tell us

who hired you, or you're dead!

PHOEBE: Uh-oh!

BILLIE: Uh-oh, what?

(Phoebe disappears in a swirl of glowing twinkles.)

[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

(Phoebe appears in a swirl of glowing twinkles.)

PHOEBE: You know, a phone call would've done the trick.

PAIGE: We're running out of time.

PIPER: And so is Leo.

[INT. BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - HALLWAY - DAY]

(Leo is being transported out of surgery. He's in a really bad shape.)

[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

PART FIVE

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[INT. MANOR - ATTIC - DAY]

(Piper, Phoebe and Paige are linking hands in a circle.)

PHOEBE: Wait a minute. (She pulls her hands away.) Are we sure we know what

we're doing here?

PIPER: Phoebe.

PHOEBE: Piper, I would do anything to save Leo, you know that, but this is just

freaking me out a little bit. I mean, has anyone ever done this before?

PAIGE: Well, we met the Angel of Destiny before.

PHOEBE: I know, but we've never summoned him. He came to us, okay? I'm just

saying.

PIPER: Phoebe, I can't lose Leo. I won't.

(Phoebe ponders for a while, then makes her decision.)

(The three sisters link hands.)

PIPER:

Power of three, we summon thee

And call to us the Angel of Destiny

(A glowing golden ball spins around Piper, Phoebe and Paige. The ball explodes

in shards, revealing a grey-robed Angel of Destiny.)

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Who are you to summon me?

PAIGE: You don't look like the one we've met before.

ANGEL OF DESTINY: There are many destinies. And many angels.

PIPER: Do you know why we called you?

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Yes, though there's nothing I can do for you. This is Leo's

destiny.

PIPER: Why? Who says?

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Who do you think?

PHOEBE: Don't go there.

PIPER: Listen, lady. I've jumped through a lot of hoops to get you here, and I

want some answers, and I mean fast.

PAIGE: Easy, Piper.

PIPER: This was not any random accident. There's more to it than that, and I

want to know what.

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Who says there's more?

PIPER: The Angel of Death.

PAIGE: And an Elder.

PHOEBE: And an Avatar.

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Looks like I'm going to have to have a little chat with them.

PIPER: First, you're going to have to have a little chat with me. Now, I don't

understand this whole grand design thing, nor do I want to. But if your only

concern is where we end up, isn't it up to us with free will and all how we get

there?

ANGEL OF DESTINY: Go on.

PIPER: Just explain to me why Leo is destined to die right now. What does it

mean for the whole big picture? Because maybe there is a way for us to get

there... that he doesn't have to die. You have to give us a chance, you at least

owe us that.

(The Angel of Destiny's eyes glow for a moment.)

ANGEL OF DESTINY: There's one more battle on the horizon for you three. One

unlike you've ever faced before, one you won't see coming, and one you may not

survive.

PIPER: (shakes her head) What does that have to do with Leo?

ANGEL OF DESTINY: The loss, the pain will motivate you, all of you to fight,

without which you will have no chance to prevail.

PHOEBE: Won't you please try to let us find a way to do this without Leo dying?

ANGEL OF DESTINY: What exactly do you have in mind?

(Flash to...)

[INT. UNDERWORLD - BURKE'S LAIR]

(Billie slots a magical crystal, trapping Burke within an invisible force field.)

BILLIE: My sister, is she alive or not?

BURKE: All right. All right. I'll talk.

(Billie stares at Burke, chock full of hope.)

(The Angel of Destiny, Piper, Paige and Phoebe appear off-screen.)

PHOEBE: Billie, wait.

BILLIE: (turns around) What are you guys doing here? Who's that?

(Shot of the Angel of Destiny.)

PHOEBE: Someone that can save Leo.

PAIGE: But we're gonna need his help.

PIPER: We don't have a lot of time. Leo's about to die any second, and this was

the only way we could think of to save him.

BILLIE: How?

PHOEBE: (takes a step forward) By doing to Leo what he does to his trophies.

Freezing him.

BURKE: But that's only if I agree to help, right? I mean, Blondie here knows how

to torture all right, but she can't freeze anyone.

PAIGE: What's your point, what do you want?

BURKE: It's a little thing called amnesty. You don't come after me, you don't

touch me, I'm completely free, and I don't have to talk to you or anyone else

about her sister.

BILLIE: (panicking) No no no, you can't do this! He knows something!

PIPER: I know, sweetie, I know, and I swear we'll find your sister, I promise.

But this is Leo's only hope.

(Shot of Billie looking torn. She sighs.)

BILLIE: (weakly) Okay.

PIPER: (to Burke) Deal?

(Burke nods.)

PIPER: (to the Angel of Destiny) Go ahead.

(The Angel of Destiny closes his eyes. Leo appears as he was before the accident.

Burke is teleported near the magical crystals.)

LEO: What's going on? Where am I?

PIPER: (walks to Leo) It doesn't matter. All that matters is you're gonna be

safe.

LEO: What do you mean? What's going on?

PIPER: Remember when I told you you just had to trust me? This is the only way.

LEO: The only way? Piper...

PIPER: I have to lose you to save you. It's just... how screwed up destiny is.

You kind of got caught in the middle. I'm so sorry.

(Piper cries.)

(Phoebe hangs her head.)

LEO: It's all right. We have... been through worse...

PIPER: No. We haven't.

LEO: We're gonna get through this.

(A teary Piper nods.)

PIPER: Of course we will.

ANGEL OF DESTINY: It's time.

(Piper closes her eyes and cries.)

(Burke places a magical crystal in its slot. The crystal glows.)

PIPER: I love you.

LEO: I love you too.

(They kiss. Piper painfully steps back.)

(Piper cries. Phoebe sends Leo a kiss. Paige has tears running down her face.)

(Burke places a second magical crystal in its slot. The Angel of Destiny nods.

Burke rotates the crystal. A cryogenic container appears and Leo instantly

freezes.)

(Piper covers her eyes.)

(Shot of frozen Leo.)

(Billie looks aside.)

ANGEL OF DESTINY: You will find your sister, Billie. It's your destiny. (To the

sisters) If you prevail, he will be returned. If not...

(The Angel of Destiny transforms into a golden swarm of light particles. The

golden particles of light swirl around Leo, and he vanishes with them.)

(Piper shakes her head in disbelief.)

(Piper joins her hands, then builds up enough courage and walks to her sisters

and Billie.)

PIPER: Let's go home.

(Burke watches them orb out with a satisfied smile.)

(Suddenly a veil of green dust encircles Burke.)

BURKE: Wait! No! I did what you asked, didn't I? I kept her from finding out

about her sister! (The dust swirls around Burke until he explodes in flames.)

Ahh!

(The now-yellow cloud shoots across the room and destroys Reinhardt's container

in a huge explosion. The shattered remnants of Reinhard's container fade away.)

[INT. POLICE DEPARTMENT - HENRY'S OFFICE - NIGHT]

(Paige, weeping, slowly walks in. Henry stands up. Paige hugs him..)

(Fade to...)

[INT. MANOR - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT]

(Phoebe's on the floor. She's playing with Wyatt; Chris is on her knees playing

with a rattle. She looks pensive.)

(Fade to...)

[INT. MANOR - GARAGE - NIGHT]

(Piper's crying unrestrainedly. Finally, she collects herself, wipes off her

eyes with a handkerchief, sighs... She turns off the light and leaves.)

FADE TO BLACK