08x20 - Gone With The Witches

FADE IN:

[TRIQUETRA LOGO]

NARRATOR: Previously on Charmed ...

[Scene from 8X12: Payback's a Witch]

[INT. MANOR – CONSERVATORY -- DAY]

(Piper is putting the potato chips back into the glass bowl.)

PIPER: Wyatt, you know better than that.

(Wyatt closes his eyes and the glass bowl orbs onto his head like a hat. He

smiles at her.)

(Piper gasps.)

PIPER: No, sweetie.

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X16: Engaged and Confused]

[INT. PHOEBE'S LOFT -- DAY]

(Phoebe and Coop sit and talk.)

PHOEBE: Who are you?

COOP: Well, I'm Cupid. (Phoebe looks away.) You can call me Coop.

CUT TO:

[Scene from 8X19: The Jung and The Restless]

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

(Coop talks with Phoebe.)

COOP: I know what you're looking for in a man, believe me. I am an expert in

you.

CUT TO:

[INT. (DREAMWORLD) MANOR – CONSERVATORY – NIGHT]

PHOEBE: I was dreaming about ... (stammers) -- Me and Coop.

PIPER: Hang on a second. So you're having s*x dreams while I'm sitting here

racked with guilt?

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X17: Generation Hex]

[INT. HOTEL ROOM -- NIGHT]

(The door opens. Christy enters first.)

CHRISTY: Mom? Dad.

(Billie pushes past Christy and sees Helen and Carl on the floor, dead.)

CHRISTY: (v.o.) Billie, it's not your fault.

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[Scene from 8X18: The Torn Identity]

[INT. DORM ROOM – DAY]

(Billie and Christy talk.)

BILLIE: Yeah, but if I wouldn't have left them, maybe they would still be here.

CHRISTY: Or if Piper hadn't called you away.

CUT TO:

[Scenes from 8X19: The Jung and The Restless]

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – GREAT HALL – DAY]

BILLIE: You talk about them like they're evil or something.

CHRISTY: Billie, it's not about good or evil. It's about power. And absolute

power corrupts absolutely.

TRIQUETRA FLASH TO:

[INT. PHOEBE'S LOFT – DAY]

(Phoebe and Billie talk.)

PHOEBE: Look, Billie, we're not the bad guys here.

CUT TO:

BILLIE: You'll have to be stopped.

PIPER: All right then.

(Piper throws the vial.)

PHOEBE: No, Piper!

(Christy explodes the vial mid-air. The force of the explosion sends Phoebe and

Piper back against the wall.)

CHRISTY: (to Billie) Do you need any more proof?

[INT. MANOR – MAIN HALL – DAY]

(Piper and Phoebe argue.)

PIPER: Oh, stop. It was one lousy potion. I just meant to scare them. I

wasn't gonna take them out with that.

PHOEBE: Why don't you say what you really mean? Kill them.

FADE OUT

END OF PREVIOUSLY ON

FADE IN:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – HALLWAY – DAY]

(Piper, Phoebe and Paige cautiously walk through the empty hallway.)

PAIGE: I can't believe I got up early on my husband's day off for this.

PHOEBE: Stop complaining. We're getting close.

PIPER: Close to what? Getting killed?

PHOEBE: We scry-ed for evil and it was here.

PIPER: Yeah, because their names are Christy and Billie.

(Phoebe stops, turns and looks at her sisters.)

PHOEBE: I'm telling you, it can't be them.

PAIGE: Why not? They're supposed to be the ultimate power.

PHOEBE: Yeah, but I still think they're being manipulated by something.

PIPER: Or maybe you're just avoiding the inevitable.

PHOEBE: Piper, I told you. If we need to take down Billie and Christy, I'm

there. Seriously. But ... I still think there's something else behind them.

(She turns and looks at a closed door.)

PHOEBE: And ... whatever it is, it's behind that door.

(Phoebe, Piper and Paige walk up to the closed door.)

PHOEBE: What have we got to lose, right?

PIPER: Ah, you know. Just our lives. Look, we're not even ready to deal with

Billie and Christy, let alone what may or may not be behind door number 3.

PHOEBE: Well, the sooner we find out, the better.

(Phoebe opens the door.)

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY – CONTINUOUS]

(The door opens. Inside, the room is completely black. In the center of the

room is a lit platform.)

PAIGE: All right. Now that we've ascertained it's a creepy, empty room, I think

we can go.

(They enter the room.)

PHOEBE: Just because we don't see anything doesn't mean it's not there. This

place is giving me really creepy vibes.

PIPER: Mm-hmm. Me, too. I'm with Paige. Let's go.

PHOEBE: This room's not even supposed to be here, right?

PAIGE: Well, whether it is or it's not ... let's go!

PHOEBE: There's gotta be something in here.

(Piper and Paige grab Phoebe's arms and lead her out of the room.)

PIPER: Okay. That's enough. Let's go.

PAIGE: Okay.

(The door closes behind them.)

(Camera lingers on the white platform. We hear voices whispering, but see no

one.)

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

(The sisters are out in the hallway. Creo and several demons shimmer into the

hallway.)

CREO: You're not supposed to be here.

PIPER: Actually, I think you got that backwards.

(Creo powers up a fireball and holds it in his hand. Piper starts to gesture.)

CHRISTY: (o.s.) Wait!

(From behind the demons, Christy walks to the front.)

CHRISTY: (to Creo) Stop. I mean it.

(Creo powers down the fireball.)

PHOEBE: So, what? Are these hall monitors working for you now?

PAIGE: Does Billie know about this?

(Christy steps forward.)

CHRISTY: Billie's not your concern anymore. And neither is this place. So just

go, now.

PAIGE: Sorry. That's a no-can-do.

CHRISTY: What are you gonna do, Paige? Are you gonna vanquish me? Oh,

wait. I'm human. And that's murder. That's illegal, isn't it?

PIPER: That is, unless it's self-defense.

CHRISTY: I guess we'll just have to see how this plays out then, won't we?

(Phoebe sighs.)

PHOEBE: Let's get outta here.

PAIGE: We'll be seeing you again.

(Paige orbs them out leaving Christy with the demons.)

CHRISTY: You're not supposed to be here.

CREO: Yes. But I ... was told they were here. I thought --

CHRISTY: (interrupts) I promised my sister they wouldn't be hurt. Not until

we're ready.

(Creo nods.)

FADE TO

END OF TEASER

ROLL TITLE CREDITS

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN:

[EXT. VARIOUS SAN FRANCISCO SCENES (STOCK) – DAY]

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) – DAY]

PAIGE: (v.o.) Just out of curiosity ...

[INT. MANOR – KITCHEN – DAY]

(Paige and Piper are talking in the kitchen. Paige is having a a bite to eat while

Piper pours herself a cup of coffee.)

PAIGE: ... was it easier dealing with all of this stuff when Leo was mortal, or

when Leo was magical?

PIPER: It was easier when he was still around.

PAIGE: Well, obviously. I just mean, you know, being pulled away by demons

all the time.

PIPER: Oh, I don't know. It was kind of a toss-up. When he was magical, he

understood more but when he was human, he was in more danger. So I was

more worried.

PAIGE: So what I'm hearing you say is that it pretty much sucks either way.

PIPER: Yes, basically.

PAIGE: Huh. Fantastic.

PIPER: But you just got married, you know. Give it some time. You'll get used

to it.

PAIGE: But, see, that's the thing. I don't want to get used to it. I want to be

able to go away with my husband, go out, do things, without always being

called back on some emergency.

PIPER: Hmm. Yes. Well, good luck with that.

PHOEBE: (o.s.) Piper? Paige? Come here!

PAIGE: (groans) Now what'd she find?

PIPER: Probably another reason to avoid Coop.

(Paige and Piper head out to the dining room.)

[INT. MANOR – DINING ROOM – DAY – CONTINUOUS]

(Phoebe is sitting at the dining room table.)

PHOEBE: I think I ID'd the new power.

PIPER: Yeah? Are you sure you're just not trying to keep busy to avoid --

(Paige and Piper sit down.)

PHOEBE: Piper, I told you. If worse comes to worse, I will totally --

PIPER: (interrupts) I'm not talking about Billie and Christy. I'm talking about

Coop.

PAIGE: What about Coop?

PIPER: Yeah, what about Coop?

PHOEBE: I love Coop. Okay? I'm in love with Coop. I love him, and I just

can't help it. But this has nothing to do with that.

PIPER: Hey, it's completely understandable. You're miserable that he can't

love you back. He's not allowed to, and so you'd like to take your frustrations

out on some demons.

PHOEBE: Can we please just focus here? We are running out of time, and we

have no idea what we're up against. Since we can't go back to magic school

because it's not safe for us, I compiled a little list here of all the good magical

creatures that have helped us in the past.

(Phoebe hands the list to Paige.)

PAIGE: Why are leprechauns at the top of the list?

PHOEBE: Well, because they have luck. And we need luck.

PIPER: Yeah, but isn't that like throwing them into the lion's den?

PHOEBE: No. I mean, it has to do with them, too. It's good versus evil, you

know. It affects all of us.

PAIGE: What happened, in my life, that I wound up having to talk to

leprechauns so much?

PHOEBE: I'm sorry, honey. But you know them best. (to Piper) Okay. You

and I are gonna go upstairs and see if we can ID Christy's new hall monitor

friend.

(Phoebe picks up the Book of Shadows from under her papers. Piper gets up

and follows her.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – STUDY – DAY]

(Billie sits at the desk writing in a notebook. The door opens and Christy walks

in.)

CHRISTY: Hey, there you are. Kind of been looking all over for you.

BILLIE: Well, I've just been here.

CHRISTY: Doing what?

BILLIE: Just writing stuff down. About the sisters.

CHRISTY: That's good. That's ... that's really good, Billie. We can figure out

what their weaknesses are.

BILLIE: Yeah, well, I'm hoping we can disempower them so we don't have to

hurt them.

CHRISTY: Who are you kidding, Billie? It's gonna take a hell of a lot more than

that to stop them, and you know it.

BILLIE: No, I don't know it. I mean, besides, Piper has kids! She has a baby,

for god's sakes! How can you even think about wanting to hurt a mom?

CHRISTY: What about our mom? She didn't have any concern about her.

Look, I didn't seek with out, Billie. This was given to me. It was given to us.

BILLIE: Yeah. We're supposed to take down the most powerful witches of all

time. That's what this nightmare's all about.

CHRISTY: So now I'm a nightmare.

BILLIE: No. Going against good people is.

CHRISTY: They're not good people, Billie. If they were, we wouldn't be in this

position. They've lost their way. And the longer it takes for you to figure that

out, the more time they have to attack us. Like they tried to do today.

BILLIE: What are you talking about?

CHRISTY: They were here. I saw them.

BILLIE: Are you sure they were looking for us?

CHRISTY: Billie.

BILLIE: Okay, look. If they come after us, fine. I was wrong. We don't have a

choice. But until they do –

CHRISTY: If we give them enough time to attack us, we'll die. You know what,

Billie? (She sighs.) I'm tired of trying to convince you of this. If you don't

want to believe me, then fine. But I'm gonna introduce you to someone that

you'll have to believe.

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. TREE GROTTO – DAY]

(Out of a large, hollowed-out trunk, in a green, grassy area, three leprechauns

play cards, including O'Brien and Liam, a younger and a smidge less

cantankerous. Paige orbs in. O'Brien looks at her and rolls his eyes. She

waves weakly to him.)

O'BRIEN: Now, what, for God's sake, could you possibly be wanting now?

PAIGE: (shrugs) Look, I know you just did me a favor, okay? Which I-I so

appreciate. But I just need this one thing. The balance of good and evil

depends on it.

O'BRIEN: Well, it's always something with you people.

PAIGE: (assures them) It shouldn't take long. It's super easy. All I need you

to do is sneak into magic school and just identify a certain evil, that's all.

(Liam sighs and puts his cards down on the tree trunk.)

LIAM: A demon, no doubt.

(O'Brien nods.)

LIAM: Place is swarming with 'em. Probably part of the brewing storm we

been hearing about.

PAIGE: Exactly. That's it. That's all you have to do.

O'BRIEN: We're leprechauns. We toss a bit o' luck around, here and there.

These big battles? They're really more up your alley.

PAIGE: This fight affects us all.

LIAM: Ah, still ... like he said, we're not much for the fighting. Might be better

if we sit this one out.

PAIGE: Well, if the balance of power shifts, you're gonna be doing an awful lot

of sitting around here 'cause there's gonna be nobody to protect you from all

that evil.

(O'Brien scoffs.)

PAIGE: Look, I came to you guys first because you're smart, you're cunning,

you're brave ...

O'BRIEN: Good-looking ...

PAIGE: You're ... damn good-looking. I mean, that's for sure.

(Liam gives O'Brien a thumb's up approval.)

PAIGE: But, hey! If you don't wanna help me stop the ultimate power, that's

okay! I'll just, uh ... I'll just go ask the gnomes.

(Paige nods and starts to turn away.)

O'BRIEN: (incredulous) What? The gnomes are idiots! (laughs) Y-you can't

trust 'em any farther than you can throw 'em!

PAIGE: Hmm.

O'BRIEN: All right, we'll do it. But we don't like it.

(Paige nods.)

(O'Brien puts his cards down on the tree trunk.)

CUT TO:

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) – DAY]

[INT. MANOR – ATTIC – DAY]

BAM!

(The chair in the attic is smoking. She signs and turns away.)

(Coop flashes in to the attic.)

COOP: All right, Phoebe, I --

(Coop flashes out just as Phoebe whirls around and throws another vial, hitting

the attic chair again. She grimaces.)

(Coop flashes in again, batting the smoke away with his hand.)

COOP: Jeez. What, are you mad at me or something?

PHOEBE: (chuckles) No, of course not. Why would I be mad at you?

(Phoebe turns and goes back to the potions table.)

COOP: All right, good. So I think I found you the man of your dreams.

PHOEBE: (sighs) Oh, really. Do you?

(Phoebe plops some ingredients into the pot.)

COOP: Yes. Yes, I do. And I think he's perfect for you. He's an aid worker in

Bangladesh.

PHOEBE: Hmm!

COOP: He's a rugged, handsome ...you know ... a real do-gooder type. Of

course, there's the long-distance thing, and you're gonna need to get shots.

PHOEBE: Okay, yeah. I'm not gonna get vaccinations to go meet a guy. And

what's the matter? You couldn't find anyone in the area?

COOP: Well, yeah. Yeah. Sure I can. You know, I don't think you understand

how difficult it is. It's not my fault that you reject every guy that I bring.

PHOEBE: Wait. Every guy? Coop, there's been one guy. One.

COOP: Yeah, but he was a really good guy.

PHOEBE: Okay. You know what I think? I think that you ... just have no idea

what I want.

COOP: (snickers) No, I know exactly what it is that you're looking for.

PHOEBE: Oh. No. Trust me. You have no idea.

COOP: Ah. Then why don't you enlighten me?

(Phoebe stops, turns and looks at Coop.)

PHOEBE: You.

(Coop looks at her and sighs.)

PHOEBE: And I know it's impossible. Because of ...the rules, and everything.

But ...

(She sighs sadly.)

COOP: Shhh.

(Coop reaches for her and they kiss.)

(Piper walks down the hallway to the attic.)

PIPER: (absently) Okay, so, dad is taking the boys to the zoo-oo-

(She sees Phoebe and Coop kissing.)

PIPER: Wow!

(Phoebe and Coop stop kissing.)

PIPER: (head turned away) Excuse me. Hello. Hi. Sorry to interrupt. But

you know—ultimate power. Mysterious things. Gotta go. Tick-tock.

(Piper stops at the potions table.)

PHOEBE: Right. Right. Exactly. Uh-huh. Uh ... You should probably go, I'm

thinking. You know?

COOP: Yeah. Uh ... we'll, uh ... (clears throat) Talk to you later.

PHOEBE: Okay. Yeah.

(Coop flashes out.)

PHOEBE: Oh, God. I know. I know. It's forbidden love. And I'm doomed. And

– and -- and we're ... doomed, and everything is doomed!

(Phoebe picks up an ingredient and tosses it into the pot. POOF!)

PIPER: That about sums it up.

(Phoebe sighs.)

PIPER: Well, at least you're not avoiding anything anymore.

(Phoebe throws something else into the pot. POOF!)

PIPER: Did you happen to ID Christy's hall monitor?

PHOEBE: Ah, yeah. But uh, he's gotta get away from magic school before we

can do anything.

(Phoebe throws another something into the pot. POOF!)

(Piper goes to the Book of Shadows and flips through it to a particular page.)

PIPER: Okay. That's all right, 'cause when we do, he'll talk. I guarantee it.

(She finds: THE TRUTH SPELL.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Christy shows Billie into the Black Room. In the center of the room is a white

lit platform.)

BILLIE: What is this?

CHRISTY: You'll see.

(Christy closes the door.)

BILLIE: No, this is creepy. I'm gettin' outta here.

DUMAIN: (o.s.) Don't be afraid, Billie. It's me.

(Dumain steps out from the shadows. He gets closer and she recognizes him.)

)

BILLIE: Oh, my God.

DUMAIN: You're all grown up now, aren't you?

BILLIE: How is this possible?

CHRISTY: Anything's possible here, Billie. That's why I come here. For

guidance. For him.

BILLIE: But ... he's not real ... is he?

DUMAIN: I've always been real, Billie. Just like I've always been there for you

both. I wasn't just an imaginary friend.

CHRISTY: Who do you think wrote in my diary and told you how to find me?

He prepared us for everything.

DUMAIN: I was sent by the greater powers to show you your destiny ... to help

you understand that your powers were given to you for a reason -- to do good

... and to keep what's bad in check.

BILLIE: Hmm. So this is where you get that from?

DUMAIN: Yes. It is. Much is at stake, Billie, and only you and your sister can

stop it. This is the reason. This is the moment why you were gifted with these

powers -- to save the future from this.

(He motions to the white lit platform. In the center, a hologram image

appears.)

INSERT: HOLOGRAM CLIP

[Scene from 6X10: Chris-Crossed]

[INT. MANOR – HALLIWELL MUSEUM – ATTIC – NIGHT (FUTURE)]

(Wyatt confronts Chris.)

FUTURE WYATT: (from hologram) Of all the people to betray me ...

CHRIS PERRY: (from hologram) I didn't go back to betray you, Wyatt. I went

back to save you.

(Billie watches and can't believe what she's seeing.)

BILLIE: Wyatt?

FUTURE WYATT: (from hologram) Save me? Ha. From what? It's all about

power. It's as simple as that. That's why I keep this ... museum intact -- to

remind everyone the power from which I was born and that which I possess.

(With a slice of his hand, WYATT tosses CHRIS aside and into the wall. CHRIS

hits the cabinet hard, breaking it. He groans in pain.)

(The hologram vanishes.)

DUMAIN: Wyatt. Piper's progeny. That same sweet little boy you once babysat?

That is what unchecked power will become in the future. A future that

only you and your sister can save. It is your Destiny.

(Billie looks at Christy.)

BILLIE: (shakes her head) I can't.

(Billie runs out of the room.)

CHRISTY: Billie, wait!

(Christy stops and looks at Dumain. He motions her to follow. Christy leaves

the room and closes the door behind her.)

(Left alone, Dumain turns and looks at the white platform. The image of a

single spirit appears.)

(Dumain puts a hand over his hears and nods his head in respect. The Triad

Spirit image changes constantly between Asmodeus, Baliel and Candor. Their

voice is one.)

TRIAD SPIRIT: We are not pleased, Dumain.

(Dumain raises his head. The Triad Spirit splits into three images.)

ASMODEUS SPIRIT: And we are running out of time.

(Camera holds on Dumain.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(The Triad talks with Dumain.)

ASMODEUS SPIRIT: This was your plan, Dumain. You came to us.

CANDOR SPIRIT: We didn't sacrifice ourselves, our lives, only to fail now.

DUMAIN: We haven't failed. We just underestimated Billie's connection to the

witches. It's a lot stronger than we anticipated.

BALIEL SPIRIT: You mean stronger than you anticipated.

DUMAIN: For fifteen years, I've worked tirelessly to bring this plan to fruition.

We will succeed.

ASMODEUS SPIRIT: Not unless we can kill the charmed ones, we won't. And

Billie remains reticent.

DUMAIN: As do the Charmed Ones. They, too, hesitate to attack fellow

humans, as I knew they would.

BALIEL SPIRIT: But they won't hesitate for long.

DUMAIN: Don't ignore the great progress we've made. We've successfully

inverted morality. We've convinced both Christy and Billie that the Charmed

Ones are the evil ones.

CANDOR SPIRIT: Which does us no good unless Billie is able to kill them.

ASMODEUS SPIRIT: And if she can't, the balance of power won't shift ... and

we won't have the power to return.

BALIEL SPIRIT: Which means ... you won't become one of us.

DUMAIN: Have faith, my Lords. Once Billie is fully turned and believe me,

she's close --

ASMODEUS SPIRIT: (interrupts) Wait. Someone is coming.

(The Triad retracts back into a single spirit. Then they vanish. Dumain quickly

vanishes again in the shadows.)

(A beat later, the door opens and the two leprechauns, Liam and O'Brien peer

into the room.)

(Seeing the room is empty, they push the door open and haul a heavy pot of

gold inside.)

O'BRIEN: (on a tear, grumbles) Oh, me aching back. Ha! Serves me right,

though ... lettin' them witches strong-arm me to being their lackey again.

(They put the pot of gold down on the floor near the white platform.)

LIAM: (fed up) Aiee, for the love of St. Andrew, stop your griping, will ya?

(Liam and O'Brien glare at each other. O'Brien turns and gets a good look at

the room.)

O'BRIEN: Somethin's not right here.

LIAM: Oh! Let's just get this over with, shall we?

(Liam takes out a camera.)

O'BRIEN: Well, what are you gonna do? Take a photo?

LIAM: No. I'm identifying the threat, like she asked us to. Do you have a

better idea?

O'BRIEN: (snorts) And you call yourself a leprechaun.

(O'Brien waves his shillelagh.)

O'BRIEN:

Go n-eiri an bothar leat.

Let luck reveal what can't be seen.

(Suddenly, the pot of gold glows. Liam raises his camera ready to shoot a

picture of the evil when — BOOM!. Bright rays shoot upward from the pot of

gold along with a swirl of black smoke twisting in a powerful gale.)

(The two leprechauns back away toward the door. The wind blows stronger

and stronger.)

(As they back up toward the door, the winds whip the shillelagh from O'Brien's

hand. Liam reaches for it, but O'Brien stops him.)

O'BRIEN: Leave it! We'll find another way back! (fights the wind) Curse those

Charmed Ones!

LIAM: (grumbles) Like lambs to slaughter, we are.

(And they back up out of the room. The door slams shut. The wind abruptly

quiets. The black smoke and winds stop.)

(Dumain steps out of the shadows.)

DUMAIN: We may have just found a way to help Billie cross the final threshold.

She may not believe the Charmed Ones are evil from us, but she'll believe it

from them.

TRIAD SPIRIT: (voice only) Agreed. Summon Creo.

DUMAIN: Creo.

(Creo shimmers into the room.)

CREO: At your service, my lord.

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – STUDY – DAY – CONTINUOUS]

(Billie and Christy argue.)

BILLIE: Look. Maybe because you've never had friends. You don't know what

it's like for me.

CHRISTY: I have Dumain, and I trust him. Can you honestly say that about

the sisters? After they've put their needs above yours every single chance

they've got?

BILLIE: Look. I admit they've become a little selfish, but they haven't done

anything bad enough to deserve to die for it.

CHRISTY: But, Billie, they will. And then it'll be too late.

BILLIE: You don't know that.

CHRISTY: You saw their inner truths -- how they're being corrupted by power.

It's our destiny --

BILLIE: (scoffs) Oh, I'm so sick of this destiny crap.

(Dumain opens the door.)

DUMAIN: Demons.

(Billie and Christy turn to look at him.)

CUT TO:

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

(Fireballs fly across the room. O'Brien and Liam duck for cover under a table.

Billie and Christy run into the room.)

(A fireball hits the wall above Liam's head.)

(A demon gets ready to throw a fireball at O'Brien. Billie stops him.)

BILLIE: No!

(Billie turns around and sees a knife on one of the shelves. She telekinetically

throws it at the demon holding the fireball. He explodes.)

DEMON: Uhh!

(Christy steps forward toward Creo.)

CHRISTY: What are you doing here?

(She puts a hand on her temple, but Dumain stops her.)

DUMAIN: Wait. Perhaps you should use him to send a message to the other

demons.

BILLIE: Good idea.

(Billie steps forward.)

BILLIE: (to Creo) Any more of your demons come here and attack our friends,

they're dead. Do you understand?

(Creo looks over at Dumain. Then, he quietly shimmers out. Billie looks over

at Liam and O'Brien.)

BILLIE: Are you okay?

(O'Brien looks at the cut on his arm.)

O'BRIEN: Yeah, sure. Thanks to you.

BILLIE: Well, you guys can come out now. It's safe.

(O'Brien and Liam look hesitantly at each other.)

CHRISTY: Don't worry. We're your friends.

(O'Brien and Liam crawl out from under the table.)

O'BRIEN: Well, you never really know for sure, these days.

DUMAIN: What were you doing here, anyway? Why did you risk coming here?

LIAM: We were ... sent.

DUMAIN: Really. By whom?

LIAM: The Charmed Ones.

(Billie and Dumain look at Christy.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MANOR – ATTIC – DAY]

(Piper hangs up. Phoebe is scrying. Piper walks over to the Book of Shadows.)

PIPER: Paige hasn't heard from the leprechauns. Which is not a good sign.

PHOEBE: I just hope we didn't confirm the mystery power's existence at their

expense.

PIPER: Yeah, that would be a bad thing, which also means that we're running

out of time, looking for it.

PHOEBE: Tell me about it. I'm beginning to think that the ultimate power's

power is to drive us crazy.

PIPER: I think you're gonna have to face some harsh realities soon, Phoebe.

We may just have to --

PHOEBE: Uh! Don't say the k-word. Do not say the k-word, in regards to Billie

and Christy, please.

PIPER: Okay. Well, just because you don't wanna say it doesn't mean we won't

have to do it.

PHOEBE: O-okay. And push comes to shove, you're gonna be able to do it?

You're actually gonna be able to kill them?

PIPER: Uh, if it's us or them? Absolutely. Look, we're not talking about

innocence here, Phoebe. And whether or not there's a force behind them, the

Triad hand-picked them to kill us. I mean, it's time to get real.

PHOEBE: That's even more reason to avoid confrontation and figure out who's

behind them.

(The crystal lands on the map with a THUNK.)

PHOEBE: Oh. Which I think I may have just done.

PIPER: You found the demon?

PHOEBE: I think so. Okay. I'll get Paige. We'll use your truth potion to pry a

name out of them, and you stay here to figure out if the leprechauns are comin'

back.

(Phoebe picks up the vial and leaves the attic.)

PIPER: But what if they don't? What if something ...

(Phoebe disappears around the hallway corner.)

PIPER: ... happened to them?

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – GREAT HALL – DAY]

(Liam and O'Brien sit on the couch as Billie tends to O'Brien's wound.)

LIAM: I was sure I was a gonner. (He sighs.) Guess that's why I'm a little

shaken up.

(Christy hands Liam a glass of water.)

CHRISTY: Don't worry. You're safe now. I promise.

(Liam nods.)

BILLIE: I just don't understand why the demons keep coming back. I thought

we'd killed all of them. (to O'Brien) There. Good as new.

O'BRIEN: I thank you for that. And for saving us. Just one thing I can't figure.

You folks are good. So why did the Charmed Ones send us here?

CHRISTY: That's what we're trying to figure out.

DUMAIN: What did they say they wanted you to do?

O'BRIEN: It was to find a great evil. They called it "the ultimate power."

DUMAIN: Huh. And they said it was evil? What else did they tell you?

O'BRIEN: That the power was huge ... and that they were bent on stopping it.

DUMAIN: Really. And how did they plan on doing that?

O'BRIEN: Same as they deal with all evil, I suppose -- vanquish it.

CHRISTY: Is that what they said? That they were gonna vanquish the ultimate

power? Are you sure?

LIAM: Well, they didn't actually say that. But that's what they do. Isn't it?

BILLIE: I just don't know why they would send you guys here to do their dirty

work.

(O'Brien scoffs.)

DUMAIN: Have they done this before?

O'BRIEN: All the time. It's not just us. They use the whole magical

community.

DUMAIN: Yet ... they never took the time to save magic school from demons?

LIAM: Couldn't break a nail, I guess.

O'BRIEN: Cannon fodder -- that's what we've become to 'em.

CHRISTY: (to Billie) Now do you believe everything I've been telling you?

(Sadly, Billie's starting to.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[EXT. ALLEY – DAY]

(Creo and a demon are warming themselves by a barrel fire. The demon puts

pieces of wood in the fire.)

GOON: We give up everything for them ... and this is the thanks we get?

What does Dumain think we are -- lackeys?

CREO: (calmly assures) We've had this conversation. It's all part of the

Triad's plan. We'll get what we deserve soon enough.

GOON: Yeah, that's what you keep saying. But I'm still sleeping behind a

dumpster.

CREO: (had enough, threatens) We do as we're told ... even if we have to

make the ultimate sacrifice. It's all part of the greater victory.

GOON: Yeah. But if we're not a part of it ... I'm not sacrificing anything.

CREO: You signed an oath ... in blood. We both did. And if you don't protect

them, you'll face a fate much worth than death.

CUE SOUND: (o.s.) ORBING

PAIGE: (o.s.) Funny you should say that.

(Creo and the Good look up to see that Phoebe and Paige have orbed in. Paige

waves her hands.)

PAIGE: Demons.

(The two demons orb out and slam into the top of the dumpster behind them.

They fall to the ground and quickly get to their feet.)

PHOEBE: We have a few questions for you.

(Phoebe throws the vial and it smashes on the floor at their feet. A white

smoke rises and they inhale it.)

PAIGE: Gentlemen, who is the wizard behind the curtain? So to speak.

CREO: The what?

PHOEBE: The demon. Who are you working for?

GOOD: The demon ... is --

(Creo takes a breath and fights the potion, stopping the Goon.)

CREO: No. We can't.

PHOEBE: Too bad you don't have a choice.

(Creo and the Goon look at each other as if coming to an agreement. They

both power up a fireball and hurl it at the other at the same time. The demons

EXLODE in a mutual VANQUISH, their scream echoing in the air.)

DEMONS: Aahh!

(Camera holds on Phoebe and Paige, both stunned by what they've just seen.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)


FADE IN:

[EXT. HALLIWELL MANOR (STOCK) – DAY]

PIPER: (v.o.) Two and a half corn dogs?

[INT. MANOR – ATTIC – DAY]

(Piper is on the phone.)

PIPER: (to phone) What, are you crazy, dad? He's three. I don't care if he

begged.

(Paige and Phoebe orb in.)

PIPER: (to phone) Look, I gotta go. But seriously, no more junk food, or he

will vomit on you.

(Piper hangs up and puts the phone down.)

PIPER: Where's the demon?

PHOEBE: In the wasteland probably. Him and his pal vanquished each other

so they didn't have to talk.

PIPER: They sacrificed themselves?

PHOEBE: Yep. Scary, huh?

PAIGE: Any word from our little green friends?

PIPER: No. Nothing.

PAIGE: I hope they're okay.

(Paige turns and opens the trunk.)

PIPER: What are you doing?

(She takes out the shillelagh.)

PAIGE: I ... am going to call them.

(She holds the shillelagh out.)

PAIGE: Go n-eiri an bothar leat.

(A rainbow appears. Liam and O'Brien land on the floor with a THUNK.)

LIAM: Uhh!

O'BRIEN: Ohh! Ohh ...

(They get to their feet.)

O'BRIEN: Well! I might've known it was you, dropping us on our behinds!

You've no right to call us back like that.

PAIGE: Well, I'm sorry. I was worried. Are you okay?

O'BRIEN: Ah. Uhh. Now you're worried. After sending us into harm's way.

PHOEBE: Look, we wouldn't have done it if it wasn't important.

PIPER: Yeah. Come on, guys, we're trying to save the future here.

LIAM: So you say. I'll be taking that back now, thank you.

(Liam grabs the shillelagh out from Paige's hand.)

PAIGE: Hey, what are you doing?

O'BRIEN: We're no longer at your beck and call.

PIPER: Hmmh.

O'RBIEN: Go n-eiri and bother leat!

(A rainbow appears.)

PAIGE: That was a gift.

LIAM: And don't bother calling.

(They saunter into the rainbow. The rainbow vanishes with them.)

PHOEBE: Ooh. Wow. What's wrong with them?

PAIGE: I don't know, but it's not good.

(Phoebe sighs.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR – STAIRS/MAIN HALL – DAY]

(Phoebe, Piper and Paige walk down the stairs.)

PAIGE: Okay, I know leprechauns are crabby, but this is different.

PIPER: What do you mean? You think Billie and Christy got to them somehow?

PHOEBE: Or maybe somebody else did.

PAIGE: I just can't believe they turned on us like that. I mean, what did we

do?

PIPER: Maybe it's not anything we did. Maybe it's something Billie and Christy

did. Or whoever's behind it.

PAIGE: What are you saying?

PIPER: I'm saying I think they did to the leprechauns what the Triad did to

them.

PHOEBE: Turned them against us?

PIPER: (shrugs) Twist everything around and make us look like the bad guys.

PAIGE: That's crazy. They would never believe that.

PIPER: Sure, they would. Think about our track record with them lately.

PHOEBE: But what purpose would that serve? I mean, why even bother?

PIPER: I don't know. To isolate us, make sure we have a little less backup in

our time of need.

PHOEBE: You mean when they attack.

PIPER: Maybe that's what they've been waiting for.

PHOEBE: Well, we have to warn the magical community and tell 'em not to fall

for it.

PIPER: Where's that list?

PHOEBE: Upstairs. I'll get it.

PIPER: No, I'll get it. You go talk to Coop and make sure they don't try to turn

anybody else against us.

(Phoebe turns and heads for the front door.)

PAIGE: And I'm going to talk to our little friends again.

PIPER: Well, I think that's kind of a waste of time.

(Piper heads upstairs.)

PAIGE: I don't think so. I'm not letting 'em off the hook that easily.

(Paige turns and follows her up.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Dumain reports to the Triad.)

DUMAIN: We're almost there, my lords.

(The triad spirit rises up from the white platform.)

TRIAD SPIRIT: Almost?

(The spirit splits into three. Dumain bows his head to them.)

ASMODEUS: The longer it takes, the greater the chance you'll regain sympathy

for the Charmed Ones ... which we already know Billie is prone to do.

DUMAIN: I don't think that's going to happen, especially now that she believes

the leprechauns were set up by the Charmed Ones.

CANDOR: Then what's the delay? Either she's ready to kill them, or she's not.

DUMAIN: She's close. She just needs ... a little more convincing. Once she

thinks the Charmed Ones have turned their backs on the entire magical

community ...

CANDOR: Well, that's impossible. The community's too vast ... and too loyal

to the sisters for all their years of protecting them.

DUMAIN: Which is why we need to create a situation where they won't be

there to protect them.

BALIEL: How?

DUMAIN: Simple. We distract the Charmed Ones when the magical beings

need them most ... using the same distractions that have worked on them in

the past.

(Dumain holds out his hand and Billie's notebook on the Charmed Ones

appears.)

DUMAIN: Billie herself has provided us with all we need to know.

(He flips through the pages. He stops on the page on the WITECH DOCTOR.)

DUMAIN: Ah. The witch doctor who turned inner truth into obsession. That

should work quite nicely on Paige.

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. TREE GROTTO – DAY]

(The pots of gold are lined up in a row behind a tree trunk. Liam and another

leprechaun appear carrying another pot of gold. They add it to the row.)

LIAM: Should be enough for the lot of us to tough it out.

O'BRIEN: Aye. If things get as bad as I think they're going to, no amount of

luck'll be too much. Battening down the hatches, we are.

(Paige orbs in.)

O'BRIEN: Now, what do ya think you're doing here?

LIAM: You're no longer welcome here.

PAIGE: That is exactly the kind of attitude that I am here to talk to you about.

O'BRIEN: Our attitude. Well, it's your attitude that's in question here.

(Liam nods in agreement.)

PAIGE: Look, I don't know who has gotten to you, but contrary to popular

belief, we are still the good guys. Okay? And the fact that you guys have gone

demon-free for all these years pretty much proves that point.

LIAM: Still ... things change. People change, especially human people.

O'BRIEN: Same difference.

LIAM: You know what I mean.

PAIGE: What I know is that this is not the time to bail on us just because

we've had our differences or because someone has been whispering in your

ear. We are going into a very big battle, which you obviously know about

because somebody has been stockpiling luck.

(She looks at the pots of gold lined up. The leprechauns turn and looks at the

gold. They nod.)

(Suddenly, Paige's eyes glow as she's hit by Dumain's witch doctor whammy.

She turns and looks at them. The leprechauns look at Paige expecting her to

continue.)

O'BRIEN: You were saying?

(She looks around the grotto, confused.)

PAIGE: What am I doing here? (then, realizes, urgent) I need to find

enlightenment.

(The leprechauns haven's seen the spell and are just as confused by Paige's

change in attitude.)

LIAM: But ...you were telling us ... about the battle.

PAIGE: Oh. The battle. (shrugs) Well, good luck with that.

(Paige smiles, nods, and orbs out.)

(The leprechauns are confused.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Dumain flips page over and reads about the DEADLY SINS.)

DUMAIN: I've always found lust ... to be the greatest of the seven deadly sins.

And apparently, so has Phoebe.

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. PHOEBE'S LOFT – LIVING ROOM – DAY]

(The door opens and Phoebe returns.)

PHOEBE: Coop? Coop?

(Coop peers out from the balcony.)

COOP: Oh. It's about time. I was wondering when you were gonna get here.

PHOEBE: Uh, listen. I, uh –

(Coop rushes to her and pulls her into his arms. He starts kissing her neck.)

PHOEBE: Oh, no. Not -- not that. Not -- not now.

COOP: Not what?

PHOEBE: You know, whatever's in your mind right now. Uh ... we've got a big

problem.

COOP: Yeah. I know. I know. If there's one thing I know about love it's that

we're actually gonna find a way --

PHOEBE: No, no-no-no, no, no. That's not the problem. I mean, that -- that

is, obviously, you know, a problem. But--but that's not the problem.

COOP: Okay, I don't understand.

PHOEBE: Okay, look, there's -- there's ... new power at magic school, and

we're afraid that it's gonna turn everybody against us.

COOP: Okay, and by "everyone," you mean ...

PHOEBE: Ogres, fairies, leprechauns. (shrugs) Cupids, maybe.

(Coop turns and takes a step away from Phoebe as this all sinks in.)

COOP: Whoa!

(Suddenly, Phoebe is hit with a gold wave of light. Coop turns and looks at

Phoebe.)

COOP: All right, well, when did all this happen? Phoebe?

(She smiles at him.)

COOP: You all right?

(She reaches up and kisses him.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Dumain flips to the next page in the book.)

DUMAIN: Their grandmother's wedding ring ... which she apparently put a hex

on to remind her of the horrors of being a housewife. Should be perfect for

Piper, considering her current situation.

(He looks at the page and smiles.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MANOR – ATTIC – DAY]

(Piper is flipping through the Book of Shadows. She stops on the page on

FAERIES. She puts her hand down on the Book. Suddenly, the second ring

appears on her finger.)

(Piper gasps as she sees it.)

PIPER: Oh, crap.

(Then, she turns into a housewife. She looks at the mess in the attic.)

PIPER: This place is a mess.

(Piper speedily hurries out of the attic.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Satisfied, Dumain closes the book.)

DUMAIN: Now it's time to bring in the demons.

(The book flashes out of his hand and vanishes.)

DUMAIN: It won't be long now before everyone's against the Charmed Ones.

Especially Billie.

(The Triad appears satisfied.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN:

[INT. TREE GROTTO – NIGHT]

(O'Brien has gathered as many of the magical community members as he could

muster to discuss the Charmed Ones' problem. There are Faeries, Wood

Nymphs, Ogres and Elves.)

(O'Brien and Liam talk amongst themselves.)

O'BRIEN: All right now. Let's go.

(O'Brien and Liam turn to start the meeting. O'Brien takes a seat on the tree

stump and addresses the small group.)

O'BRIEN: Here we are. Now, we all know that the winds of war are blowing.

It's time we faced the facts. The Charmed Ones can't be trusted to help us ...

anymore!

(A wood nymph steps forward.)

WOOD NYMPH: I don't believe that. They've always been there for us.

O'BRIEN: Well, you didn't see Paige today ... come to beg us to fight the

comin' evil.

LIAM: Except she left right in the middle. All in a hurry ... to go find

enlightenment or get her nails done or who knows what.

O'BRIEN: They don't care anymore. Like last year, when they took on new

identities, skipping away from the fight without so much as a good-bye.

OGRE: They did it to stop Zankou.

WOOD NYMPH: Just one of the many threats they saved us from. They

stopped the Source, Avatars ... the Triad. Who are we to question them?

Witches prophesized centuries ago to fight for the greater good.

O'BRIEN: But that's just the point. They don't anymore! They don't care

enough to protect us from --

BOOM!

(A loud explosion hits O'Brien and he's thrown off the tree stump, falling on the

ground with a thud.)

(The crowd gasps.)

REVERSE ANGLE – ACROSS THE GROTTO

(Four demons are at the back of the crowd. They hurl fireball after fireball into

the screaming crowd.)

ANGLE – ASSASSIN DEMONS

(Hurl FIREBALLS as they step toward the crowd. EXPLOSIONS ROCK CAMERA

as they hit the grotto trees and walls. Creatures scream and run for cover.)

(A fireball hits an Ogre and the elf jumps for cover behind a log.)

ANGLE – THROUGH THE CROWD

(Magical creatures run screaming through the crowd under a hail of fireballs. A

fireball hits an faerie.)

ANGLE – LIAM

(Liam jumps over the log to get to cover. A demon throws a fireball, knocking

Liam off his feet.)

ANGLE – WOOD NYMPHS

(Two wood nymphs run from the advancing demons. The demon with the

fireball shimmers out from behind them and shimmers back in front of them.

The wood nymphs stop in their tracks, frozen. The front wood nymph quickly

ducks for cover as the demon throws the fireball. It hits the second wood

nymph, vanquishing her.)

ANGLE – O'BRIEN

(O'Brien hides behind a fallen tree stump. He looks out at the grotto and sees

chaos – magical creatures defenseless and being killed one after the other.)

(An ogre stands up and grabs an elf who has fallen. He picks her up and pulls

her to safety.)

(The demon stands with a fireball in his hand, ready to fire. He looks around

and sees Liam trying to make it to cover.)

(O"Brien looks across the way at his friend.)

LIAM: If we don't get the Charmed Ones ... we're all dead!

(A fireball hits nearby, startling Liam. He tries to make it to O'Brien, who

reaches out a hand to help him. Liam reaches up to grab O'Brien's hand when

he's hit in the back by a fireball.)

(He screams as he explodes.)

(O'Brien grimly looks around.)

[EXT. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – NIGHT]

(Paige is meditating, her eyes closed as she sits in lotus position on a floating

bed of white orb lights.)

(A rainbow appears and O'Brien steps out, limping and injured from the attack.)

O'BRIEN: Paige! You got to help us! We're under attack!

(Paige doesn't open her eyes.)

PAIGE: I'm sorry. This is ‘me' time.

O'BRIEN: They killed Liam! They're trying to kill us all!

PAIGE: I'm trying to find a deeper meaning. Please go! Bay!

(She waves her hand and orbs O'Brien away from her.)

(O'Brien yells in shocked surprise.)

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO BAY – WIDE – NIGHT]

(Bright orb lights fly off the tower and into the bay.)

O'BRIEN: Aaaaarrrggh!

[EXT. WATER – CLOSE ON O'BRIEN -- NIGHT

SPLASH!

(O'Brien land sin the bay.)

[EXT. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – NIGHT]

(Paige still has her eyes closed in meditation. Suddenly, she opens her eyes as

if knowing something's wrong.)

[EXT. SAN FRANCISCO BAY – WIDE – NIGHT]

(After a beat, O'Brien pops up from the water, sputtering – drenched, pissed

and betrayed -- )

O'BRIEN: Uhh!

[EXT. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – NIGHT]

(A gold glow washes over Paige and her eyes widen. The white orb lights she's

sitting on vanish and she falls on her rump.)

(She pauses a moment.)

PAIGE: Uh-oh.

[INT. PHOEBE'S LOFT – NIGHT]

(ON THE POTTED PLANT. The wood nymph floats out from the greenery calling

for --

WOOD NYMPH: Help! Phoebe! Please!

ANGLE – BEDROOM

(Mid-kiss, Phoebe sighs and falls back on the bed with Coop.)

ANGLE – WOOD NYMPH

(She sees Phoebe in the bedroom and rushes over.)

ANGLE – BEDROOM

(Phoebe slips out of her jacket as she continues kissing Coop.)

WOOD NYMPH: We're being attacked!

(Phoebe sees the Wood Nymph lingering in the doorway.)

PHOEBE: (panting) What?! Not now!

(Coop is unaware why Phoebe's stopped.)

COOP: You all right?

PHOEBE: Yeah.

COOP: Do you want me to stop?

PHOEBE: No.

(And she pulls him back to her for another kiss.)

ANGLE – LIVING ROOM

(From the bedroom doorway, the Wood Nymph turns to see the Assassin

Demon shimmer in, fireball at the ready. She quickly dives back toward the

potted plant in the corner just as the demon throws and the fireball hits the

plant, exploding it.)

ANGLE – BEDROOM DOORWAY

(Phoebe gasps and runs out to the doorway in time to see the smoking plant.

She turns and sees the assassin demon. He looks back directly at her, then

shimmers out.)

(Coop appears behind Phoebe, his shirt unbuttoned.)

(The spell Phoebe's under pops out of her, rises up and vanishes.)

(Phoebe knows something's gone horribly wrong.)

PHOEBE: Uh-oh.

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR – MAIN HALL / SITTING ROOM – NIGHT]

(Piper is vacuuming the main hall when her timer bell dings.)

FAST FORWARD:

(In a blur, Piper turns the vacuum off and goes into the kitchen. She exits the

kitchen carrying a tray of cookies.)

RESUME MOTION.

(She puts the tray of cookies down next to the first tray of pastry cups. She

picks up the martini mixer and shakes it.)

(The faerie appears and starts talking with Piper.)

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

PIPER: May I help you?

(Piper continue shaking the martini mixer.)

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

PIPER: What's that?

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

PIPER: You and the whole magical community is under attack?

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

PIPER: Demons are slaughtering you left and right?

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

PIPER: Your only hope is us?

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

(Piper puts the martini mixer down on the table.)

PIPER: Well. I'm sorry, but unfortunately, I can't help you. I need to be here

for when Leo comes home.

FAERIE 2: (tinkling)

(Piper looks down at the table.)

(In the background, an assassin demon shimmers in. The faerie turns and sees

the demon. He tries to warn Piper, but she just bats him away with her hand.)

(The demon powers up a fireball and throws it at the faerie. The faerie

explodes.)

(Piper whirls around in time to see the explosion and the fine stream of dust fall

to the carpet.)

PIPER: Oh!

(She looks at the demon.)

PIPER: That's just awful! I just vacuumed there.

(Piper turns to get the vacuum. The demon shimmers out.)

(She starts vacuuming the carpet, the faerie dust tinkling as it gets sucked into

the machine.)

(Piper glows and the spell wears out. She changes out of her housewife clothes

and back into her regular clothes. She pauses, knowing something has gone

horribly wrong.)

PIPER: Uh-oh.

(PRE-LAP) O'BRIEN: (v.o.) Help! Help us!

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – GREAT HALL – NIGHT]

(Billie, Christy and Dumain rush out.)

CHRISTY: What's wrong? What happened?

(O'Brien leans against the column.)

O'BRIEN: Demons. They're attacking us all!

DUMAIN: But ... where are the Charmed Ones?

O'BRIEN: Leaving us to die.

(Dumain looks at Billie.)

BILLIE: We'll take care of that.

(O'Brien looks at them. Christy glances at Billie.)

FADE OUT.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN:

[INT. MANOR – FOYER / MAIN HALL – NIGHT]

(The front door opens and Phoebe rushes in.)

PHOEBE: (calls out) Piper?!

(She closes the door and hurries through the main hall.)

PHOEBE: Paige?!

(Piper and Paige step out.)

PIPER: Thank god you're all right. Why didn't you answer your cell?

PHOEBE: I left it at the condo.

PAIGE: Was a spell cast on you as well?

PHOEBE: Yes. I don't know what happened. One second, I was talking to

Coop, and the next, I was attacking him.

PAIGE: Magically?

PHOEBE: No. Sexually. Who do you think did this to us?

PIPER: Who else? Billie. She's the only one who knows us well enough to use

our past against us.

PHOEBE: Ooh, I'm gonna kill her.

PIPER: Where you been?

PAIGE: Okay, the big question is, what do we do now?

PHOEBE: Uh ... they seem to be one step ahead of us. I mean, we tried to

warn our friends.

PIPER: Who probably think we've abandoned them.

PAIGE: Yeah? Well, we need to find them and change their minds.

PHOEBE: The only way to do that is to save them.

(Phoebe, Paige and Piper head upstairs to the attic.)

CUT TO:

[INT. MANOR – ATTIC – NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS]

(They enter the attic and find the remaining magical community gathered there

– a considerably smaller group than before.)

PHOEBE: What's goin' on?

PAIGE: We were just coming to save you.

O'BRIEN: Well, we've already been saved. And not by you. Yeah. For years

we thought you were on our side. Counted on ya. And to leave us ... high and

dry ...

PIPER: Hey. We were under a spell.

PHOEBE: We wanted to save you, but something wouldn't let us.

(The Ogre stands up.)

OGRE: (angry) You betrayed us!

(He backhands Phoebe across the face. She falls to the floor.)

(Phoebe gets to her feet. With O'Brien in the lead, the magical community

advances around the Charmed Ones.)

O'BRIEN: It's always one thing or another with you, isn't it? Our good friends

are being slaughtered while you're kissing your loved ones or contemplating

your navel. Billie and Christy were right about you.

PAIGE: Look, they're twisting everything. It's not what you think.

CHRISTY: (o.s.) They know exactly what to think.

(Christy and Billie step out from the back of the crowd.)

CHRISTY: They think it's over.

BILLIE: And so do we.

(Christy concentrates and a large fireball forms in front of her. The magical

creatures gasp and step back.)

(Seeing that things aren't going well, Phoebe heads over to grab the Book of

Shadows.)

PHOEBE: Uh ... the Book.

(Billie telekinetically pushes the fireball toward the sisters.)

(Paige orbs them out just as the fireball passes through them and at the far

wall – completely demolishing it.)

CUT TO:

[INT. UNDERWORLD CAVE – NIGHT]

(Mid-motion, the girls re-orb and hit the dirt ground hard.)

GIRLS: Unhh!

(They turn and look back only to find themselves in a dirty underworld cavern.)

PHOEBE: What -- how did we get here?

(They rub the dirt from their hands.)

PAIGE: I don't know. I aimed for Magic School. They must have ... protected

it from us.

PHOEBE: Wait. So there's demons up there, and we're stuck in the

underworld?

PIPER: We're the bad guys now.

(Piper gets to her feet.)

PAIGE: Well, how did that happen?

PHOEBE: Well, more importantly, what are we gonna do now?

(Suddenly in the darkness a great demonic howl echoes throughout the cavern.

Piper turns around and sees nothing but darkness and miniature volcanoes

spewing out light and smoke.)

PIPER: (mutters) Oh, this is bad. This is really bad.

(Paige hugs her knees to her chest as the demonic sounds, growls and whispers

grow louder and louder around them.)

WHITE FLASH TO:

[INT. MAGIC SCHOOL – BLACK ROOM – DAY]

(Dumain reports back to the Triad.)

BALIEL: They've escaped.

DUMAIN: But not for long. They're on the run, banished with nowhere to turn.

ASMODEUS: So ... how can they be destroyed?

DUMAIN: They won't give up. They'll attack Billie and Christy with everything

they've got.

CANDOR: And so will begin the ultimate battle.

DUMAIN: One which will destroy all the witches ... Including Billie and Christy.

(Dumain bows to the Triad.)

ASMODEUS: Then we can return ... once and for all.

(Camera holds on the Triad.)

FADE TO BLACK.

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THE END

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TITLE/OPENING CREDITS

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CHARMED

8X20: GONE WITH THE WITCHES

ORIGINAL AIR DATE ON WB: 05/07/2006

TRANSCRIBED FROM WB

Starring:

ALYSSA MILANO as Phoebe Halliwell

ROSE McGOWAN as Paige Matthews

and

HOLLY MARIE COMBS as Piper

KALEY CUOCO as Billie Jenkins

Created by CONSTANCE M. BURGE

Guest Starring

MARNETTE PATTERSON as Christy Jenkins

ANTHONY CISTARO

LELAND CROOKE

MICHAEL J. ANDERSON

MICHAEL GILDEN

SOREN OLIVER

STEVEN J. OLIVER

and

VICTOR WEBSTER as Coop (Cupid)

Editor: PAUL FONTAINE

Production Designer: PAUL STAHELI

Directory of Photography: KRIS KROSSKOVE

Consulting Producer: JONATHAN LEVIN

Co-Producer: CAMERON LITVACK

Producer: PETER CHOMSKY

Producer: HOLLY MARIE COMBS

Producer: ALYSSA MILANO

Supervising Producer: JEANNINE RENSHAW

Supervising Producer: ROB WRIGHT

Co-Executive Producer: JAMES L. CONWAY

Produced By: JON PARE

Written by: JEANNINE RENSHAW

Directed by: JONATHAN WEST

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END CREDITS

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Executive Producer: BRAD KERN

Executive Producer: AARON SPELLING

Executive Producer: E. DUKE VINCENT

Tonight's Charmed featured music by:

* pink, i'm not dead, promotional consideration furnished by laface records

Spelling Television Inc., A CBS Company

Executive Story Editor: LIZ SEGAL

Associate Producer: LARRY GOLDSTEIN

Co Starring:

JOEL STOFFER as Creo

LOGAN ALEXANDER as Goon

DAVID MATLEY as Ogre

Co Starring:

CASSANDRA GRAE as Wood Nymph

KRISTOPHER SIMMONS as Wyatt #1

JASON SIMMONS as Wyatt #2

Co Starring:

SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON as Fairy #1

JAKE DIMMIDDLE as Fairy #2

Music By: J. PETER ROBINSON

Casting by: KIMBERLY LANSE FOSTER

Original Casting by VICTORIA HUFF, C.S.A.

Unit Production Manager: JON PARE

First Assistant Director: DEREK JOHANSEN

Second Assistant Director: BERYL COHEN

Costume Designer: DANIELA GSCHWENDTNER

Camera Operator: MICHAEL ST. HILLAIRE

1st Assistant Camera: HAL ARNOLD

Chief Lighting Technician: DON LEHMAN

Asst. Chief Lighting Technician: COOPER DONALDSON

Set Designer: ROLAND HILL

Set Decorator: ROBINSON ROYCE, S.D.S.A.

Leadperson: MICHAEL ZUFELT

Property Master: ROGER MONTESANO

Assistant Property Master: SCOTT COCKERELL

Script Supervisor: NANCY SOLOMAN

Costume Supervisor: CHIC GENNARELLI

Dept. Head Key Make-Up Artist: NANETTE NEW

Key Make-up artist: ANI MALONEY

Key Make-Up Artist: BRET MARDOCK

Dept. Head Key Hairstylist: AUDREY FUTTERMAN-STERN

Key Hairstylist: BRANDON WAGGONER

Sound Mixer: BRETT GRANT-GRIERSON

Transportation Coordinator: MARTIN COBLENZ

Production Coordinator: RICK NAPOLI

Production Accountant: BYRON MACDONALD

Script Coordinator: SCOTT LIPSEY

First Company Grip: STEVE GAUSCHE

2nd Company Grip: TOM HAM

Construction Coordinator: STAR FIELDS

Stunt Coordinator: NOON ORSATTI

Special Effects Coordinator: RANDY CABRAL

Special Effects Shop Coordinator: VINNIE BORGESE

Visual Effects Supervisor: STEPHEN LEBED

Casting Associate: KAREN P. MORRIS

Assistant to Brad Kern: ANDREA CONWAY

Assistant to Jon Pare: JENNIFER REES

Assistant to the Writers: RICK MULRRAGUL

Technical Advisor: JOHN RICHARD TODD

Assistant Editor: GREGORY BARNA

Music Editor: NINO CENTURION

Supervising Sound Editor: JEFF CLARK

Music Coordinator: CELEST RAY

Re-Recording Mixers: JOSH SCHNEIDER / BRUCE MICHAELS

Film and Electronic Laboratory (tm) by LASERPACIFIC MEDIA, a Kodak

company

Lenses and Panaflex(R) Camera by PANAVISION(R)

Digital Sound Editing and Mixing by LASERPACIFIC MEDIA, a Kodak company

Digital Visual Effects by ENCORE VIDEO

Executive in Charge of Production: GAIL M. PATTERSON

Executive in Charge of Post-Production: KENNETH MILLER

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similarity to any real places or people is purely coincidental.

(c) 2006 by Spelling Television Inc., A CBS company. All rights reserved.

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