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season two

"Witch Trial (Season Premiere)"
Episode 23

Writer: Brad Kern
Director: Craig Zisk
Air Date: 9/30/99, 12/23/99, 9/21/00

Synopsis: On their anniversary of becoming witches, Prue, Piper and Phoebe face a bizarre demon who pulls the Book of Shadows into another dimension and begins reversing each spell, causing vanquished demons to return and slowly erasing the sisters powers. In addition, Prue's guilt over Andy's tragic death leaves her weak and reluctant to save their powers. Eventually, the sisters converge on the most powerful night known to witches, the same night they became witches, and join the power of three to create the power of one, recapturing the Book of Shadows and banishing the demon in a puff of smoke. Continuing their teamwork, Prue and Phoebe refinance the house to financially support Piper's dream of starting a new night club.

"Morality Bites"
Episode 24

Writer: Chris Levinson and Zack Estrin
Director: John Behring
Air Date: 10/07/99, 12/02/99, 7/27/00

Synopsis: Phoebe has a horrifying premonition of her own execution. The sisters cast a one-time only spell to go into the future and change Phoebe's fate. The spell catapults all three into the bodies of their future selves. Piper finds she has a lovely daughter and a failed marriage to Leo. Prue, a leather-clad blonde with lots of money and power, has little love in her life. Meanwhile, Phoebe learns she used her witchcraft to kill a man who was a brutal murderer. Using her witchcraft to punish the guilty has cost more than her own life, it has also spurred a powerful politician to turn the incident into a futuristic witch-hunt. Despite their efforts, Prue and Piper can't save Phoebe from being burned at the stake. When the sisters are back in 1999, all safe and sound, they vow not to become the future selves they met.

"The Painted World"
Episode 25

Writer: Connie Burge
Director: Kevin Inch
Air Date: 10/14/99, 12/16/99, 6/22/00

Synopsis: Prue discovers someone trapped within a painting at the auction house and unwittingly repeats the spell hidden under the picture which casts her into another dimension with a man who's been stuck there for 70 years! Meanwhile, Piper asks their new neighbor for help renovating her new night club, and Phoebe secretly casts a smart spell to help her compete for a new job. When Piper also gets stuck in the painting, Phoebe's new smarts enable her to read the Latin spell to free them all -- only to be tricked by the man in the painting. The man is a warlock. He saves himself and then torches the painting. Although the smart spell is over, a cunning Phoebe tricks the warlock and his warlock lover into the painting with her. Piper freezes the warlocks within the painting while Prue, Piper and Phoebe escape back into the real world.

"The Devil's Music"
Episode 26

Writer: David Simkins
Director: Richard Compton
Air Date: 10/21/99, 12/30/99, 8/24/00

Synopsis: Piper books special musical guest star Dishwalla at her night club only to learn that the band's manager (Larry Holden) has made his own evil arrangement. Prue, Piper and Phoebe discover the band's manager has made a demonic deal to trade female groupies in exchange for fame and notoriety. Meanwhile, Piper struggles emotionally with her feelings when Leo returns to help the Halliwell sisters save the fans and their young neighbor Jenny who all have fallen prey to the demon.

"She's A Man, Baby, A Man!"
Episode 27

Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: Martha Mitchell
Air Date: 11/04/99, 1/06/00, 8/17/00

Synopsis: The Halliwell sisters realize that Phoebe's bizarre dreams about murdering men are connected to a demon femme fatale called a Succubus who is really killing men and draining their testosterone in order to reproduce. Prue unwittingly casts a spell to catch the demon and turns into a guy! Posing as bait for the man-killer, Prue goes by the name Manny. Soon the Succubus zeros in on Prue, who finds her maleness has rendered her powerless to the demon's feminine charms. Phoebe uses her psychic connection to the Succubus to help Prue reject the demonic charms and return to her natural state. Enriched by her experience as a man, Prue convinces Piper to ask Leo out to the Animal Rights benefit concert starring the Cranberries.

"That Old Black Magic"
Episode 28

Writer: Valerie Mayhew and Vivian Mayhew
Director: Jim Conway
Air Date: 11/11/99, 3/09/00

Synopsis: A trio of film students are the victims of a heart-stealing evil witch (Brigid Brannagh), who escapes from over 200 years of entombment, hunting for her magical scepter. Leo returns to help get the staff into the hands of the only person who can use the wand for good, The Chosen One, and bumps into Piper with her new love interest Dan. Trying to put the awkwardness aside, Leo, Piper and Phoebe find the Chosen One, who turns out to be a reluctant teenager named Kyle, while Prue stumbles across the magical scepter. Ignoring Leo's warnings, the Halliwell sisters attempt to find and defeat the witch and barely escape with their lives. Protected only by a fake courage potion concocted by Prue, Kyle saves the day, destroying the evil witch by using the magical scepter. The victory becomes bittersweet when Leo faces Piper's choice to end their difficult romance and begin a new one with Dan.

"They're Everywhere"
Episode 29

Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson
Director: Mel Damski
Air Date: 11/18/99, 3/16/00, 8/31/00

Synopsis: Prue and Piper give in to their fears that the men in their lives may be Warlocks and cast a mind-reading spell to find out the truth. Meanwhile, a group of brain-zapping Warlocks called "Collectors" are after Eric (Greg Mehlman), who has translated ancient tablets that contain all historical events in the past and future. Eric destroys the actual stone tablets, storing the knowledge to his own mind and becoming prey to the "Collectors," who want the power of the tablets. Using Eric's father as bait, the "Collectors" lure Eric to them and zap Phoebe when she tries to help out. Prue and Piper use their ability to read each others minds and trick the Warlocks into zapping each other right out of existence. Luckily, Prue and Piper learn their recent flames are not Warlocks, although Jack (Lochlyn Munro) has been playing tricks on Prue with his twin brother. Piper takes a romantic leap of faith and heads off for the weekend with Dan.

"P3 H20"
Episode 30

Writer: Zach Estrin and Chris Levinson
Director: John Behring
Air Date: 12/09/99, 3/02/00, 8/10/00

Synopsis: Don't go near the water. The Halliwell sisters face the truth about their mother's death years before when they revisit the long-closed summer camp and lake where she mysteriously drowned. Prue, Piper and Phoebe witness two more present-day violent drownings and meet Sam (Scott Jaeck), a homeless man who they find out was once their mother's White Lighter. To save the young campers who are returning to the newly opened camp, Prue must face her greatest fear and follow in her mother's fatal footsteps to destroy a watery demon. Meanwhile, Leo and Piper learn that they aren't the first White Lighter and witch to fall in love.

"Ms. Hellfire"
Episode 31

Writer: Constance M. Burge and Sheryl J. Anderson
Director: Craig Zisk
Air Date: 1/13/00, 4/30/00, 8/03/00 (8PM)

Synopsis: When the Charmed Ones barely escape an attempt on their lives by a mysterious hit woman known only as "Ms. Hellfire," Prue assumes the assassin's identity in order to find out who hired her. While Piper and Phoebe race against time to protect the next potential target on the hit list Prue's undercover work gets her entangled with a ruthless criminal (Antonio Sabato, Jr.), who ultimately leads the Halliwell sisters to a confrontation with their old enemy Barbas (Billy Drago).

"Heartbreak City"
Episode 32

Writer: David Simkins
Director: Michael Zinberg
Air Date: 1/20/00, 6/15/00, 9/07/00, 2/8/01

Synopsis: A dateless Phoebe comes to the aid of Cupid (Michael Reilly Burke) when a demon of hate named Drazi (Clayton Rohner) steals Cupid?s powerful love ring and sets out to destroy all his recent love matches. Cupid's future looks bleak as he watches the couples he's paired go from loving mates to sparring enemies and the bad vibes are spreading into the relationships of the Charmed Ones. Prue uses her newly discovered power of astral projection, to help Piper and Phoebe kill Drazi, but Drazi returns from the dead to wreak havoc in the love lives of the Charmed Ones a second time. Phoebe convinces Piper to freeze the demon of hate and return Cupid's love ring. The second time they try the demon is banished forever. All returns to normal in the love lives of the Charmed Ones and many others. Even Phoebe gets a thank you kiss from Cupid that leaves her smiling.

"Reckless Abandon"
Episode 33

Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: Craig Zisk
Air Date: 1/27/00, 4/13/00, 12/28/00

Synopsis: Detective Morris puts his job on the line when he allows Phoebe to take a seemingly abandoned baby home so the Charmed Ones can protect him from a vengeful ghost Phoebe has seen in a terrifying vision. When Prue and Piper discover that the ghost has systematically been killing off the men in the family, they ask the matriarch (Stephanie Beacham) to help find the reason for the murders before the baby boy meets the same fate. Meanwhile, Jack tries to persuade Prue to accompany him on a business trip and Piper's relationship with Dan takes an exciting turn.

Episode 34

Writer: Valerie Mayhew and Vivian Mayhew
Director: Anson Williams
Air Date: 2/03/2000

Synopsis: When Piper suddenly comes down with a mysterious and life-threatening illness that appears incurable, Prue and Phoebe ignore the code which prevents witches from using spells for personal gain and cure Piper with an "Awakening" spell. The spell has an unfortunate side effect of spreading the dangerous disease to other patients in the hospital. Determined to save innocent lives, Piper puts her own life in danger to reverse the spell. Leo faces his own tough decision as to whether or not to break the White Lighter code to help save Piper. In the turmoil, Prue faces a life-changing decision about her career.

"Animal Pragmatism"
Episode 35

Writer: Chris Levinson and Zack Estrin
Director: Don Kurt
Air Date: 2/10/00, 6/08/00

Synopsis: On Valentine's Day, Phoebe discovers that the girls in her college study group have used a book of love spells to turn three animals into men for a romantic evening. Unfortunately, "the men" retain dangerous animalistic qualities and begin attacking innocent students. While Janice Robinson performs at the club, Phoebe accidentally creates a real zoo when her attempt to reverse the spell turns all her patrons into animals. Meanwhile Prue tries to adjust to her new unemployed lifestyle, and Piper's Valentine's Day dinner with Dan (Greg Vaughn) is complicated by the constant presence of her former Guardian Angel-turned-mortal, Leo, who is now working at the club.

"Pardon My Past"
Episode 36

Writer: Michael Gleason
Director: J. Pare
Air Date: 2/17/00, 5/21/00

Synopsis: When a malevolent presence from a past life threatens Phoebe with a violent death, she casts a spell to travel back in time to 1924, where she discovers that she was seduced by an immortal warlock named Anton (Tyler Christopher), who convinced her to use the forces of evil to help him destroy Prue and Piper. Devastated to realize she once gave in to the dark side of her powers, Phoebe risks her present life in an attempt to reverse the past and destroy Anton forever. Meanwhile, Piper discovers that even in her past life she was forced to choose between Dan (Greg Vaughn) and Leo, and Prue finds she was once a talented photographer.

"Give Me a Sign"
Episode 37

Writer: Sheryl J. Anderson
Director: Jim Conner
Air Date: 2/24/00, 5/07/00, 8/03/00

Synopsis: When criminal mastermind and Prue's former flame Bane Jessup (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) is attacked by a powerful demon named Litvack (Steve Railsback), he manages to escape, but kidnaps Prue to force her to use her powers to save him from certain death. The mutual attraction between Prue and Bane is even stronger upon their second meeting, and after Piper and Phoebe "rescue" Prue from a compromising situation, she convinces her reluctant sisters to trust Bane enough to follow his plan to destroy the demon. Meanwhile, the spell Phoebe casts to help Piper decide between Leo and Dan (Greg Vaughn) only adds to her confusion.

"Murphy's Luck"
Episode 38

Writer: David Simkins
Director: John Behring
Air Date: 3/30/00, 7/13/00, 8/16/01

Synopsis: Prue lands her first professional assignment photographing "the unluckiest woman in San Francisco" (Amy Adams), but the job quickly turns into a rescue when Prue finds the woman suicidal and desperate to escape the recent string of tragic incidents which are being deliberately caused by a Darklighter (Arnold Vosloo). When the Darklighter takes revenge on Prue by sending her torturous telepathic messages, Phoebe and Piper race against time to save their sister from her own desperate suicide attempt, and Leo makes a selfless sacrifice in order to put an end to the Darklighter's powers.

"How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans"
Episode 39

Writer: Teleplay by: Javier Grillo Marxuach and Robert Masello, Story by: Javier Grillo Marxuach
Director: Kevin Inch
Air Date: 4/06/00, 6/29/00

Synopsis: When an old family friend, Aunt Gail (Anne Haney), asks the Charmed Ones to help stop a demon named Cryto (Cameron Bancroft) who steals the skin from corpses, Prue, Piper and Phoebe find that Gail has betrayed them and traded their power for eternal youth and beauty. As the Charmed Ones plot to steal their powers back, Piper worries that she is missing out on her chance at true love and announces to her sisters that she no longer wants to be a witch.

"Chick Flick"
Episode 40

Writer: Zack Estrin and Chris Levinson
Director: Michael Schultz
Air Date: 4/20/00, 7/06/00

Synopsis: The Halliwells battle an illusion demon who has the power to unleash celluloid villains on society and brings to life Phoebe's favorite film character, Billy (Chris Payne Gilbert), who remains in black and white while everything around him is in color. Using his newly discovered ability to bring psycho characters out of horror movies, the demon sends an axe murderer and a knife-wielding corpse to kill Phoebe, Prue and Piper, but they force him back into the movie and join him in an on-screen battle of good vs. evil.

"Ex Libris"
Episode 41

Writer: Teleplay by: Brad Kern, Story by: Peter Chomsky
Director: Joel Feigenbaum
Air Date: 4/27/00, 7/20/00, 2/01/01

Synopsis: Phoebe tries to help the ghost of Charlene (Rebecca Cross), a fellow student who was killed by a demon known as Libris (Scott Lincoln), prevent the publication of her thesis proving the existence of evil. With Prue's help, Phoebe and Charlene try to vanquish Libris before he can kill Phoebe, but are surprised to learn that Charlene's ghost cannot move on to the next plane of existence until she helps Prue solve the murder of another young woman. Meanwhile, Piper's efforts to get the nightclub ready for a performance by "The Goo Goo Dolls" are interrupted when Dan (Greg Vaughan) reveals unsettling news about Leo's past.

"Astral Monkey"
Episode 42

Writer: Teleplay by: Constance M. Burge and David Simkins, Story by: Constance M. Burge
Director: Craig Zisk
Air Date: 5/04/00, 9/14/00, 11/23/00

Synopsis: A doctor (Matthew Glave), who treated Piper when she was dangerously ill, has been trying to uncover the reason for her miraculous recovery and accidentally acquires the powers of all three Halliwell sisters during a blood transfusion. In a desperate effort to save his dying sister, the doctor uses his new powers to harvest organs from innocent victims. Prue and Phoebe help Piper put an end to the doctor's violent house calls. Meanwhile, Prue gets a job photographing a handsome actor (Jim Davidson) and ends up in the tabloids.

"Apocalypse, Not"
Episode 43

Writer: Teleplay by: Sheryl J. Anderson, Story by: Sanford Golden
Director: Michael Zinberg
Air Date: 5/11/00, 11/23/00

Synopsis: Prue, Piper and Phoebe try to relax and enjoy singer Paula Cole's performance at P3, but they soon find themselves back in action against the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse who are causing violent fights and "road rage" incidents all over San Francisco. When Prue and one of the Horsemen are sucked into a vortex between good and evil, Phoebe and Piper are forced to choose between saving their sister and saving the world. Meanwhile, Leo infiltrates the "war room" of the Horsemen where he encounters organized evil.

"Be Careful What You Witch For (Season Finale)"
Episode 44

Writer: Teleplay by: Brad Kern & Zack Estrin & Chris Levinson, Story by: Brad Kern
Director: Shannen Doherty
Air Date: 5/18/00, 11/30/00

Synopsis: Tired of losing countless warlocks and demons to the powerful Charmed Ones, an Infernal Council sends a fast-talking genie (French Stewart) to destroy the Power of Three by granting each sister a wish. Prue's wish for the thrill of first love turns her into a rebellious 17-year-old; Phoebe's wish for an active power gives her the ability to fly; while Piper's wish that Dan get over her turns him into an old man.

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