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season five


"A Witch's Tail - Part 1"
Episode 89

Writer: Daniel Cerone
Director: James L. Conway
Air Date: 09/22/02, 03/02/03, 06/08/2003

Synopsis: The Charmed Ones are drawn to an innocent mermaid (Jamie Pressly) who must elicit a proclamation of love from her mortal boyfriend or lose her immortality to a water demon known as the Sea Hag (Diane Salinger). Determined to save the mermaid, the Charmed Ones cast a spell, unfortunately morphing Phoebe into a mermaid.

"A Witch's Tail - Part 2"
Episode 90

Writer: Monica Breen and Alison Schapker
Director: Mel Damski
Air Date: 09/22/02, 03/02/03, 06/08/03

Synopsis: The Charmed Ones are drawn to an innocent mermaid (Jamie Pressly) who must elicit a proclamation of love from her mortal boyfriend or lose her immortality to a water demon known as the Sea Hag (Diane Salinger). Determined to save the mermaid, the Charmed Ones cast a spell, unfortunately morphing Phoebe into a mermaid.

"Happily Ever After"
Episode 91

Writer: Curtis Kheel
Director: John Kretchmer
Air Date: 09/29/02, 12/01/02, 07/27/03

Synopsis: An evil witch from a fairy tale tries to increase her power by trapping the Charmed Ones in warped versions of classic fairy tales. Phoebe attends a formal ball as Cinderella and meets an evil Prince Charming (Sean Patrick Flanery), Paige takes a bite from a poisoned apple, and Piper has a nasty confrontation with a big bad wolf.

"Siren Song"
Episode 92

Writer: Krista Vernoff
Director: Joel Feigenbaum
Air Date: 10/06/02, 12/08/02, 06/15/03

Synopsis: The Siren (Melinda Clarke), who preys on married men and their wives, puts Cole under a spell and Piper and Paige must try to figure out how to save Phoebe from certain death. Meanwhile, Piper and Leo's personas are switched magically by their unborn baby.

"Witches In Tights"
Episode 93

Writer: Mark Wilding
Director: David Staiton
Air Date: 10/13/02, 12/15/02, 05/04/03

Synopsis: A young boy (Andrew James) whose drawings magically come to life is forced to create a drawing that transforms a demon into a super villain, and to help the Charmed Ones stop the demon, the boy creates a new drawing that turns Piper, Phoebe and Paige into comic book super heroines.

"The Eyes Have It"
Episode 94

Writer: Laurie Parres
Director: James Marshall
Air Date: 10/20/02, 12/29/02, 05/25/03

Synopsis: With her power of premonition gone, Phoebe seeks advice from a fortune teller and discovers that a demon, Cree (Channon Roe), is stealing the eyes of Gypsies in an attempt to reverse a curse placed on his father. Meanwhile, when Phoebe touches a Gypsy pendant, her powers return stronger than ever and she vividly witnesses the deaths of The Charmed Ones.

"Sympathy For The Demon"
Episode 95

Writer: Henry Alonso Myers
Director: Stuart Gillard
Air Date: 11/03/02, 07/06/03

Synopsis: When the Demon of Fear, Barbas (Billy Drago) returns to seek revenge on The Charmed Ones for vanquishing him years ago, he manages to trick Paige into performing a spell that gives him powers to trap the Charmed Ones in the manor and use their own fears against them.

"A Witch in Time"
Episode 96

Writer: Daniel Cerone
Director: John Behring
Air Date: 10/10/02, 03/09/03, 07/20/03

Synopsis: Phoebe inadvertently opens a tunnel in time by repeatedly saving the life of her new boyfriend, Miles (Ken Marino), who has been preordained to die. The time tunnel provides a pathway for a warlock from the future, Bacarra (Jason Brooks), who steals the Book of Shadows and uses its power to kill two of the Charmed Ones, leaving the last remaining sister to reverse the chain of death.

"Sam I Am"
Episode 97

Writer: Alison Schapker & Monica Breen
Director: Joel Feigenbaum
Air Date: 11/17/02, 03/09/03

Synopsis: When Cole realizes that he must eventually give in to his evil destiny, he attacks the Charmed Ones in the hope that they will vanquish him forever and end his suffering. Meanwhile, Paige gets her first charge as a Whitelighter and is shocked when the angry, self-pitying man she is supposed to protect turns out to be the father she never knew.

"Y Tu Mummy Tambien"
Episode 98

Writer: Curtis Kheel
Director: Chris Long
Air Date: 01/05/03, 03/13/03, 06/22/03

Synopsis: Phoebe falls prey to Jeric (Adrian Paul), a demon in search of the perfect body to hold the spirit of Isis, his dead lover. To trap the spirit, Jeric mummifies Phoebe's body. Meanwhile, Cole tries to save Phoebe by making a deal with the demon.

"The Importance of Being Phoebe"
Episode 99

Writer: Krista Vernoff
Director: Derek Johansen
Air Date: 01/12/03, 04/27/03, 07/13/03

Synopsis: After kidnapping Phoebe, Cole sends a Shape-shifter to assume Phoebe's identity to help him manipulate Piper and Paige into giving him ownership of the Manor, allowing Cole access to the powerful Nexus located beneath the house. While Phoebe plans her escape, Cole uses his power to have Paige arrested and to make sure Piper's club fails to pass health inspections.

"Centennial Charmed"
Episode 100

Writer: Brad Kern
Director: Jim Conway
Air Date: 01/19/03, 08/03/03

Synopsis: In his twisted attempt to win Phoebe back, Cole casts a spell that alters reality, eliminating Paige and destroying the Power of Three. Paige suddenly finds that her sisters have no knowledge of her existence -- Phoebe is trapped in an unhappy marriage and Piper is a demon-killing vigilante consumed with avenging Prue's death. Paige finally convinces Piper to trust her, and together they help Phoebe vanquish Cole forever.

"House Call"
Episode 101

Writer: Henry Alonso Myers
Director: Jon Pare
Air Date: 02/02/03, 06/01/03, 08/03/03

Synopsis: The Council of Witch Doctors makes a house call to The Charmed Ones and use voodoo dolls to lead them down various paths of self-destruction: Paige abducts her former boyfriend's fiancee and takes her place a the wedding, Phoebe poses for a magazine centerfold to increase readership of her column, while Piper almost destroys the manor when she becomes an obsessive cleaner.

"Sand Francisco Dreamin'"
Episode 102

Writer: Monica Breen and Alison Schapker
Director: John Kretchmer
Air Date: 02/09/03, 08/10/03

Synopsis: A demon attacks The Charmed Ones with dream dust, causing their nightmares to come to life. Paige is harassed by an evil clown at a baby shower, Piper has an affair and Phoebe is chased by a maniac with a chainsaw. The sisters must use magic to put themselves to sleep to re-enter their nightmares and unmask the symbolic meaning of their dreams.

"The Day the Magic Died"
Episode 103

Writer: Daniel Cerone
Director: Stuart Gillard
Air Date: 02/16/03, 08/10/03

Synopsis: Phoebe and Paige go to a summit meeting with the leaders of evil and discover that all magic - both good and bad - has disappeared enabling the leaders to steal Piper's about-to-be-born baby and welcome the twice-blessed child into the kingdom of evil. Meanwhile, Piper goes into labor, while Phoebe and Paige must find a way to save the baby without magic.

"Baby's First Demon"
Episode 104

Writer: Krista Vernoff
Director: John Kretchmer
Air Date: 03/30/03, 08/17/03

Synopsis: When Piper's baby is nearly kidnapped by demons, Paige goes undercover to track down the kidnappers at a demonic black market, but is captured before she can vanquish them. The demons use Paige as a decoy to distract Piper and Phoebe away from the Manor to launch an attack on Leo and the baby. Meanwhile, Phoebe is smitten with her new boss, Jason Dean (Eric Dane) but is under fire when he questions her integrity.

"Lucky Charmed"
Episode 105

Writer: Curtis Kheel
Director: Roxann Dawson
Air Date: 04/06/03, 08/17/03

Synopsis: The Charmed Ones join forces with a Leprechaun (Mark Povinelli) when they go after a demon who is killing Leprechauns and stealing their magic. To reward them for their efforts, the Leprechaun grants each sister good luck, enabling Paige to gain wealth, Phoebe to meet a new man and Piper to book a major rock star (Pat Benatar) for P3. When the spell wears off, the demon casts a bad luck spell on the sisters and kidnaps Piper. In the meantime, Phoebe and Paige must rally the Leprechauns to reverse their bad luck and rescue Piper.

"Cat House"
Episode 106

Writer: Brad Kern
Director: Jim Conway
Air Date: 04/13/03, 08/24/03

Synopsis: When Piper and Leo see a marriage counselor to work out their marital problems, Piper casts a spell that lets them literally see the key moments of their past. However, the spell goes awry and Phoebe and Paige are sent back in time to relive Piper's memories. Unbeknownst to Phoebe and Paige, a warlock (Zachary Quinto) is also caught up in Piper's spell, and uses the opportunity to try and kill The Charmed Ones' cat, their "familiar," which would permanently alter their future.

"Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun"
Episode 107

Writer: Andrea Stevens and Doug E. Jones
Director: Mel Damski
Air Date: 04/20/03, 06/15/03, 08/24/03

Synopsis: When a demon kills the satyr (Todd Duffey) of the Spring of Life, the satyr's underlings, a trio of wood nymphs, escape to San Francisco to find a new leader. After the nymphs magically transform Paige into one of them, they are all captured by the demon, Tull (Jaimz Woolvett) who forces them to lead him to the Spring. Piper and Phoebe must rescue Paige before the demon destroys the forest with his newfound powers.

"Sense And Sense Ability"
Episode 108

Writer: teleplay by Daniel Cerone with story by Brian Krause and Ed Bokinskie
Director: Stewart Schill
Air Date: 04/27/03, 06/29/03, 08/31/03

Synopsis: The Charmed Ones are weakened when an old Crone (Grace Zabriskie) magically steals their senses making Piper blind, Phoebe deaf, and Paige mute in an effort to steal Piper's baby who holds the vision of "all" power. When the Crone kidnaps Leo in another attempt to steal the baby, Piper, Phoebe and Paige tap into their sixth sense to overcome their handicaps and defeat her. Meanwhile, Piper and Leo are pleasantly surprised to discover that baby Wyatt is coming into his own powers.

"Necromancing the Stone"
Episode 109

Writer: Henry Alonso Myers and Alison Schapker & Monica Breen
Director: Jon Pare
Air Date: 05/04/03, 08/31/03, 11/30/03

Synopsis: When Grams (Jennifer Rhodes) and the Halliwell matriarchs are summoned to bless baby Wyatt, they fall prey to the Necromancer demon (Chris Sarandon) who has returned from the Spirit Realm seeking to absorb their magical spirits. Meanwhile, Piper is hurt by Grams' disappointment over the newest addition to the Halliwell family; Phoebe contemplates Jason's (Eric Dane) invitation, even though it will take her away from her family; and Paige casts a truth spell on her boyfriend (Norman Reedus) to see if he can handle her big, bad secret.

"Oh My Goddess, Part One"
Episode 110

Writer: Krista Vernoff and Curtis Kheel
Director: Jonathan West
Air Date: 05/11/03, 09/07/03, 12/14/03

Synopsis: Released after centuries spent entombed beneath the Artic ice, the Titans, Greek mythic gods, set out to eliminate their captors, the Elders. Phoebe and Paige are nearly defeated by the Titans, but are saved by Chris (Drew Fuller), a mysterious Whitelighter from the future. Meanwhile, Leo makes a decision to give the Charmed Ones the ultimate power to vanquish the Titans, recreating them as Greek Goddesses, despite the risk that they will be seduced by their vast new powers. Phoebe becomes the Goddess of Love, Piper the Goddess of Earth and Paige the Goddess of War. However, Piper's life is turned upside-down when Leo accepts his call to become the new leader of the Elders. Piper's loss and anger consumes her, allowing the Charmed Ones to destroy the Titans.

"Oh My Goddess, Part Two"
Episode 111

Writer: Daniel Cerone
Director: Joel Feigenbaum
Air Date: 05/11/03, 09/07/03, 12/14/03

Synopsis: Released after centuries spent entombed beneath the Artic ice, the Titans, Greek mythic gods, set out to eliminate their captors, the Elders. Phoebe and Paige are nearly defeated by the Titans, but are saved by Chris (Drew Fuller), a mysterious Whitelighter from the future. Meanwhile, Leo makes a decision to give the Charmed Ones the ultimate power to vanquish the Titans, recreating them as Greek Goddesses, despite the risk that they will be seduced by their vast new powers. Phoebe becomes the Goddess of Love, Piper the Goddess of Earth and Paige the Goddess of War. However, Piper's life is turned upside-down when Leo accepts his call to become the new leader of the Elders. Piper's loss and anger consumes her, allowing the Charmed Ones to destroy the Titans.