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season one

"Something Wicca This Way Comes"
Episode 1

Writer: Constance M. Burge
Director: John Kretchmer
Air Date: 10/07/98, 9/21/00

Synopsis: In San Francisco, the three vastly different Halliwell sisters are reunited in the grand Victorian home of their childhood: Prue, the oldest, is driven to succeed and dislikes the free-spirited antics of the youngest sister Phoebe. Piper, the earthy middle sister, mediates between her siblings. Phoebe discovers The Book of Shadows in the attic and their witchly powers are activated, igniting a bond that reaches beyond petty, sisterly grudges. Prue has the power to move objects, Piper to freeze time and Phoebe to see the future. The sisters must band together to battle dark forces of the supernatural world. Keeping their powers secret could prove a challenge, since Inspector Andy Trudeau, Prue's ex, is closing in on a serial killer preying on local witches. Piper narrowly escapes death when she discovers her white-bread boyfriend Jeremy, an evil warlock, is the killer. Sparks fly when the sisters try their first spell -- Jeremy is vanquished, and they discover the power of three.

"I've Got You Under My Skin"
Episode 2

Writer: Brad Kern
Director: John T. Kretchmer
Air Date: 10/14/1998

Synopsis: The sisters attempt to keep their special powers in check. This proves especially challenging for Phoebe, who can't resist peeking into the future when it comes to an attractive guy. That guy may look like hip New York photographer Stefan (guest star Michael Philips) but is actually Javna, a deadly demon with an eye for young ladies. He maintains his eternal youth by sucking away their life force, using the oldest line in the book ("Are you a model?") and Phoebe falls for it. Prue rekindles her high-school romance with Andy and lands a prestigious job at an auction house but is struggling to keep her new-found witch status under wraps. Piper worries about being a good person while being a witch are calmed when she enters a church unscathed. Phoebe narrowly escapes Javna's evil eye when Prue and Piper come to her rescue. Javna is the Halliwell sisters first lesson that they have more than warlocks to worry about and much more to learn about their powers.

"Thank You For Not Morphing"
Episode 3

Writer: Chris Levinson & Zack Estrin
Director: Ellen Pressman
Air Date: 10/21/1998

Synopsis: Barely have the sisters discovered their new powers when their long-lost father resurfaces in their lives. How convenient! Piper and Phoebe never really knew Victor Halliwell, but Prue remembers all too well how he walked out on them. She gives Victor major attitude when she suspects he's returned to steal The Book of Shadows. It seems like everyone's in the market for a good book, because the shape-shifting neighbors have their sights set on the volume as well. They appear to be three fun-lovin' twentysomethings, but when no one's looking they turn into attack dogs, Prue's boyfriend and dear old Dad, all in an attempt to finagle the book. After working out some sticky family issues, the sisters unite their powers to save Pops and make supernatural jelly of those nasty shape-shifters. But before you can say, "Happy Father's Day," Victor has vanished from their lives again and the sisters are doing it for themselves -- again.

"Dead Man Dating"
Episode 4

Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: Richard Compton
Air Date: 10/28/1998

Synopsis: Prue tries to avoid a birthday celebration while Phoebe takes a cheesy job as a lounge psychic so she can afford a decent birthday gift. What started as a trivial way for Phoebe to use her powers for cash becomes a positive experience when she saves a man's life. Prue is devastated when she finds Andy on a lunch date with the ex-Mrs. Trudeau, whom she didn't know existed. Piper befriends a ghost, Mark (guest star John Cho), who was murdered by a gang leader and whose ghostly soul will be dragged to hell if his body doesn't get a proper burial. The sisters save Mark's soul, but Piper is brokenhearted after he vanishes. Realizing every birthday in life should be celebrated, the sisters throw a bash for Prue, who accepts a forgiving smile from Andy. After all, how can she resent his keeping a secret when she has a whopper of her own.

"Dream Sorcerer"
Episode 5

Writer: Constance M. Burge
Director: Nick Marck
Air Date: 11/04/1998

Synopsis: Overworked at her new job, Prue finds her beauty sleep disturbed by strange visions in which she's taunted by a handsome man. Capable of stalking others in their dreams, he's already succeeded in killing women while they slumber. Inspector Andy Trudeau is hot on his heels. Phoebe conjures a spell to attract men, but it turns out too strong, and Piper and Phoebe can barely escape their myriad admirers. Learning their lesson, the sisters end their romantic magic and focus on Prue, who falls into a coma after the sleep demon tries to throw her off a skyscraper. At first, Prue's powers don't seem to work in dreamland. But with her sisters by her hospital bed, Prue musters the strength to send the sleep demon over the edge. He dies in his sleep, just like his victims before him.

"The Wedding From Hell"
Episode 6

Writer: Greg Elliot & Michael Perricone
Director: Robert Ginty
Air Date: 11/11/1998

Synopsis: The sisters feel evil brewing when a priest dies before a high-society wedding that Piper is catering. Uncomfortable with the priest's mysterious death, Prue investigates a special knife that disappeared when he died. It appears the bride was responsible for the priest's death and is a demon. This bride is not interested in eternal bliss but in creating more demonic offspring by putting the innocent groom under a spell to marry her. A supernatural fight ensues between the bride-to-be, her demonic wedding party and the Halliwell sisters. The demons have the magical knife that disappeared, and in the commotion, the spellbound groom ends up with the powerful weapon. The knife breaks the spell and the groom points the blade towards his former demonic fianc? and pals who get sucked into its point. During this maternal adventure Phoebe has a disturbing dream. Could Phoebe's dream about Piper carrying Jeremy's baby be just a nightmare or a premonition? He was, after all, her boyfriend for a while before they realized he was a demon and destroyed him.

"The Fourth Sister"
Episode 7

Writer: Edithe Swensen
Director: Gil Adler
Air Date: 11/18/1998

Synopsis: While Prue tries to find time with Andy, Phoebe and Piper vie for the attention of a handsome handyman (Brian Krause). A troubled teenager, Aviva (guest star Danielle Harris) befriends Phoebe with the hopes of joining the Halliwell coven of witches. Aviva has been lured to the dark powers of witchcraft by Kali, a priestess who appears to her through a mirror. It turns out Kali has given Aviva a mission to gain the sisters' trust and steal their powers. Although Phoebe is originally trusting and is almost seduced by the dark powers of Kali, Prue and Piper bring her back to her senses and end Kali's power over Aviva.

"The Truth Is Out There...And It Hurts"
Episode 8

Writer: Chris Levinson, Zack Estrin
Director: Jim Contner
Air Date: 11/25/1998

Synopsis: Prue stumbles across a truth spell while searching the Book of Shadows for information about a demon Phoebe saw in a premonition. The spell binds all three sisters to hear and tell the truth for 24 hours. Piper uses it to get close to the handsome handyman and tell off her overbearing boss, while Phoebe tracks down the demon's next victim. Prue learns the demon is a warlock from the future who is killing those responsible for creating a vaccine against warlocks. Phoebe protects the mother of the child who'll one day create this vaccine, while Prue and Piper send the futuristic warlock back through a swirling tunnel of time. With time running out on the spell, Prue tells Andy she's a witch and finds the truth is too much for him to accept. The spell ends, and no one but the sisters remember the truths.

"The Witch is Back"
Episode 9

Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson
Director: Richard Denault
Air Date: 12/16/98

Synopsis: Prue is attacked by a 300-year-old warlock (Billy Wirth), who had been trapped in a locket by Melinda Warren, an ancestor of the Halliwell sisters who was burned at the stake. Seeking revenge for his containment, the warlock is after Melinda's descendants -- the Charmed Ones. He has the ability to copy powers; once he has copied theirs, there'll be no stopping him. The sisters cast a spell to bring back Melinda (Tyler Layton); they concoct a potion just in time to banish the warlock back into the locket. It turns out Prue's coworkers were behind this devious plan to steal the sisters' powers. Piper musters up the courage to ask out the cute handyman, and Andy is frustrated by Prue's continued involvement in bizarre police investigations.

"Wicca Envy"
Episode 10

Writer: Written by: Brad Kern, Sheryl J. Anderson, Story by: Brad Kern
Director: Mel Damski
Air Date: 1/13/99

Synopsis: The Halliwell sisters are unwittingly under the control of Prue's devious boss and secret warlock Rex (Neil Roberts). Using astral projection, Rex frames Prue for stealing a priceless tiara. As evidence mounts, Andy is forced to put Prue in jail. The sisters suspect Piper's new handyman boyfriend; Phoebe complicates matters by dating Rex. The sisters plot a quick jailbreak so they can catch Rex and his cohort in action. The spell is broken, and the two criminals go up in a puff of smoke. Andy is quick to see that Prue is innocent and drops the charges. Piper's new flame Leo makes a sincere and mysterious exit from her life.

"Feats of Clay"
Episode 11

Writer: Written by: Zack Estrin, Chris Levinson, Greg Elliot, Michael Perricone Story by: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: Kevin Inch
Air Date: 1/20/1999

Synopsis: Phoebe's roguish ex-boyfriend Clay (Victor Browne) comes to town looking for a reconciliation. His attentions have always come with strings attached -- in this case a stolen Egyptian urn which carries a mortal curse. Although Prue's overprotective sisterly hackles are raised by Clay's arrival, she deals with her own problem of trying to save the auction house from bankruptcy, while Piper's use of benign witchcraft in a misguided attempt at matchmaking may have the opposite effect.

"The Wendigo"
Episode 12

Writer: Edithe Swensen
Director: James L. Conway
Air Date: 2/03/99

Synopsis: A supernatural animal called a Wendigo who appears normal during the day but hairy and nasty at night attacks Piper, who catches a nasty case of turning Wendigo. Phoebe reluctantly involves Prue in a search for a lost child when she gets a premonition from an item up for auction at Prue's new job at an auction house. Prue and Phoebe return home to a troubled sister. Prue has to contain her jealousy when a beautiful FBI agent teams with Andy to catch the Wendigo, but the woman turns out to be a true femme fatale when they figure out that she, in fact, is the Wendigo that attacked Piper. When night falls Prue and Phoebe must determine which Wendigo in the woods to kill, and which is Piper. Luckily, when one freezes in time and the other keeps moving, they have their answer. Turning Wendigo doesn't turn off any witchly powers, thank goodness.

"From Fear to Eternity"
Episode 13

Writer: Tony Blake & Paul Jackson
Director: Les Sheldon
Air Date: 2/10/1999

Synopsis: The Halliwell sisters are threatened by a very unique demon (Bill Drago) who appears only every 1,300 years to feed on the fears of witches for his survival. He literally scares his victims to death using their greatest inner fear on themselves. In a supernatural twist of fate, just as Prue and Phoebe are close to their own fearful deaths, they are suddenly able to face their own fears with the help of their Wicca ancestors and their timely words of wisdom. Meanwhile, Piper faces her own fear of relationships that begin on the dreadful Friday the 13th when a handsome stranger (Steve Wilder) walked into her life.

"Secrets and Guys"
Episode 14

Writer: Teleplay by: Constance M. Burge & Sheryl J. Anderson, Story by: Brad Kern & Constance M. Burge
Director: Jim Kontner
Air Date: 2/17/1999

Synopsis: A pair of vicious thugs kidnap a 13-year-old boy (David Netter) when they learn he has special powers. The boy is able to send cryptic cries for help to Prue, who enlists the help of Phoebe to find the boy before he is used in a bank robbery. Meanwhile, Piper is happily surprised when her beau Leo reappears only to leave again. When Phoebe catches Leo doing some of his own magic, his secret is revealed. Leo is a guardian for witches, who returned to help the young boy. Although he loves Piper, he cannot live among witches or mortals. Even though Phoebe spills the beans about Leo's secret identity and reason for leaving, Piper disregards Phoebe's confession as a sisters sympathy and believes Leo left because he just wanted to leave.

"Is There a Woogy in the House?"
Episode 15

Writer: Chris Levinson, Zack Estrin
Director: John T. Kretchmer
Air Date: 2/24/99, 11/25/99

Synopsis: Phoebe's lifelong fear of the "Woogyman" in the basement is an ongoing source of amusement to Prue and Piper, until an earthquake unleashes a long-dormant shadow demon which turns Phoebe towards her dark side and against her own family. Much to Prue's dismay, Phoebe's erratic behavior and the bizarre deterioration of the house come to a head during a dinner party for a very important client of the auction house (Nancy Moonves), who has a keen interest in the Halliwell mansion because she believes that it is located over a spiritual nexus, a point of incredible energy that can be swayed either towards undeniable good or astonishing evil.

"Which Prue Is It, Anyway?"
Episode 16

Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: John Behring
Air Date: 3/03/99

Synopsis: When Phoebe has a terrifying premonition of Prue being stabbed to death, Prue takes the drastic step of saying an incantation to multiply her strength and the spell surprisingly results in the creation of two additional Prues to fight the enemy, a reincarnated ancient Lord of War. Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe try to wean Prue from her selfish and headstrong habit of always taking matters into her own hands, while Phoebe vents her aggression with a martial arts training program. Bernie Kopell guest-stars as Earl, a suspicious medical examiner who drops a bombshell on Andy.

"That '70s Episode"
Episode 17

Writer: Richard Compton
Director: Sheryl J. Anderson
Air Date: 4/07/99, 3/23/00

Synopsis: The Halliwells encounter a warlock that has been waiting for years to obtain the sister's powers. The warlock is immune to the powers of the Charmed Ones after making a deal with their mother to spare her life in the past. In order to save themselves, the girls cast a spell which returns them to mid-70s when the deal was made -- their grandmother and mother are still alive, Prue and Piper are playful little witches and Phoebe is still unborn and in the womb.

"When Bad Warlocks Go Good"
Episode 18

Writer: Edithe Swensen
Director: Kevin Inch
Air Date: 4/28/99, 6/01/00

Synopsis: Prue meets a young man fighting against his destiny to become evil; Phoebe tries to help Piper make a love connection.

"Out of Sight"
Episode 19

Writer: Tony Blake & Paul Jackson
Director: Craig Zisk
Air Date: 5/19/99

Synopsis: A young boy gets kidnapped by a Grimlock, and it's up to Prue, Piper and Phoebe to attempt a dangerous rescue. Meanwhile, a reporter witnesses Prue using her powers and will stop at nothing to break the story.

"The Power Of Two"
Episode 20

Writer: Brad Kern
Director: Elodie Keene
Air Date: 5/12/99, 5/25/00

Synopsis: Phoebe sees the ghost of a serial killer while on a sightseeing visit to Alcatraz. Phoebe watches in horror as the evil spirit escapes the island seeking revenge on the people responsible for sending him to the gas chamber. Phoebe and Prue must figure out how to vanquish the evil spirit and stop him from killing again, and they must do it without Piper.

"Love Hurts"
Episode 21

Writer: Chris Levinson, Zack Estrin & Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: James Whitmore, Jr.
Air Date: 5/19/99

Synopsis: Piper finally learns the supernatural truth about her lost love Leo, when he returns to San Francisco to ask the Halliwell sisters to protect an innocent woman who is being stalked by a demonic suitor. Piper evokes a spell to switch powers with Leo, when he is gravely injured, in order to use his gift of healing to save his life, but the spell also switches Prue and Phoebe's powers. With the mixed up powers the Charmed Ones are weak against their enemies, but the power of three prevails. Piper must say good-bye to Leo because he is a white lighter.

"Deja Vu All Over Again"
Episode 22

Writer: Brad Kern & Constance M. Burge
Director: Les Sheldon
Air Date: 5/26/1999

Synopsis: In an attempt to vanquish the Charmed Ones from the mortal world forever, the Devil's Sorcerer creates a terrifying time loop. Prue, Piper and Phoebe lose a battle for their lives time and time again. While trying to find a way out of their terrifying reoccurring fates, Phoebe has a premonition that Andy's life is also in jeopardy by a powerful supernatural force. It is a race against the clock over and over again until the sisters break the loop and are able to save their own lives and Andy's life as well.

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