Charmed (season 5)
|Charmed Season 5|
DVD cover art for the fifth season of
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original network||The WB|
|Original release||September 22, 2002– May 11, 2003|
The fifth season of Charmed, an American supernatural drama television series, began airing on September 22, 2002 on The WB. Airing on Sundays at 8:00 pm, the season consisted of 23 episodes and concluded its airing on May 11, 2003. Paramount Home Entertainment released the complete fifth season in a six-disc box set on June 6, 2006.
Charmed deals with the lives of three sisters - Piper, Phoebe and Paige - who have to find a balance between their everyday lives and their magical destiny as the 'Charmed Ones'. During the previous season, Phoebe has married half-demon, half-human Cole Turner while Piper and her husband, the sisters' whitelighter Leo Wyatt, have found out they are expecting their first child.
At the start of season five, Phoebe tries to divorce Cole, who has come back from the demonic wasteland after being vanquished. Leo tries to convince Piper that she can't be as active as before, now that she is pregnant. As Piper becomes less available for demon-hunting duties, Paige decides to quit her job so she can practice the craft more and develop her skills as a witch. Meanwhile, Phoebe's career as an advice columnists soars, turning her into a local celebrity.
As Piper worries about what evil might be coming for her unborn child, Phoebe starts a relationship with her boss and finally vanquishes Cole for good. Near the end of the season, Piper gives birth to a baby boy, Wyatt Halliwell.
Cast and characters
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell (23 episodes)
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell (23 episodes)
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews (23 episodes)
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt (23 episodes)
- Julian McMahon as Cole Turner (12 episodes)
- Dorian Gregory as SFPD Inspector/Lieutenant Darryl Morris (8 episodes)
- Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman (9 episodes)
- Eric Dane as Jason Dean (4 episodes)
- Amanda Sickler as Sophie (4 episodes)
- Sandra Prosper as Sheila Morris (3 episodes)
- Jennifer Rhodes as Penelope "Penny" Halliwell (3 episodes)
- Joel Swetow as Avatar Alpha (2 episodes)
- James Read as Victor Bennett (2 episodes)
- David Reivers as Bob Cowan (2 episodes)
- Drew Fuller as Christopher "Chris" Perry Halliwell (2 episodes)
- Grace Zabriskie as The Crone (2 episodes)
- Finola Hughes as Patricia "Patty" Halliwell (1 episode)
- Billy Drago as Barbas (1 episode)
- Debbi Morgan as The Seer (1 episode)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|89||1||"A Witch's Tail (Part 1)"||James L. Conway||Daniel Cerone||September 22, 2002||4301089||6.3|
|Piper, Phoebe and Paige come to the aid of Mylie, a Mermaid-turned-human, when she shows up looking for their help after a pact she made with an evil Sea Hag begins to go drastically wrong. Meanwhile, Phoebe attempts to divorce Cole, until he shows up claiming to want her back. Paige attempts to juggle her new position as a full fledged Social Worker, as well as being a Charmed One, and Piper must protect her unborn baby and face her fear of the water demon.|
|90||2||"A Witch's Tail (Part 2)"||Mel Damski||Monica Breen & Alison Schapker||September 22, 2002||4301090||6.3|
|Piper, Paige and Leo struggle to convince Phoebe, now a mermaid, to come back to her life as a Charmed One, when she decides to swim away from her problems with Cole. Meanwhile, Piper casts a spell to stop her panic attacks but instead of facing her fear, she suppresses it, endangering herself and her baby, when a sea demon comes after Phoebe. In order to help Phoebe, Paige takes drastic measures and enlists the help of Cole. Later, Phoebe tells Cole that it's over between them and signs the divorce papers.|
|91||3||"Happily Ever After"||John T. Kretchmer||Curtis Kheel||September 29, 2002||4301091||5.1|
|An evil witch traps the sisters in distorted versions of classic fairy tales, where Phoebe attends a ball as Cinderella and meets Prince Charming, Paige has a taste of Snow White's poisoned apple, and Piper encounters a big, bad wolf, as Little Red Riding Hood.|
|92||4||"Siren's Song"||Joel J. Feigenbaum||Krista Vernoff||October 6, 2002||4301092||5.3|
|Cole and Phoebe both fall under the musical hypnotic spell of the Siren, who musically lures and attracts husbands to her and enchantingly entrances their wives to follow with the intent to kill, leaving Piper and Paige to figure out how to save Phoebe. Piper, upset with Leo because he does not understand the challenges of being pregnant, and Leo, frustrated that Piper does not realize the demands of being a Whitelighter, have their powers switched magically by their unborn child.|
|93||5||"Witches in Tights"||David Straiton||Mark Wilding||October 13, 2002||4301093||5.0|
|A young boy, Kevin (Andrew James Allen), whose drawings magically come to life is forced to create a drawing that transforms a demon into a super villain. 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. Finally, the villain turns himself into a powerful supervillain and destroys the Charmed Ones super powers. With the help of the boy, the Charmed Ones in turn manage to destroy his super powers and Piper blows him up.|
|94||6||"The Eyes Have It"||James Marshall||Laurie Parres||October 20, 2002||4301094||5.2|
|With her power of premonition gone, Phoebe seeks the advice of a fortune teller and discovers in a premonition that a demon named Cree is going to kill them all after murdering the last one of the coven they were supposed to protect. Meanwhile, Piper wants to see a doctor about her baby, but Leo is concerned about the threat of exposure.|
|95||7||"Sympathy for the Demon"||Stuart Gillard||Henry Alonso Myers||November 3, 2002||4301095||4.8|
|Barbas, the Demon of Fear, returns and tricks Paige into giving him Cole's powers, and plots revenge on the sisters by playing them against their darkest fears.|
|96||8||"A Witch in Time"||John Behring||Daniel Cerone||November 10, 2002||4301096||5.5|
|Phoebe inadvertently opens a tunnel in time by repeatedly saving the life of her new boyfriend Miles, who has been preordained to die. The time tunnel provides a pathway for a warlock from the future named Baccara to steal the Book of Shadows. With the help of his present self he steals the Charmed Ones powers and kills Phoebe and Paige. Piper manages to escape with Leo's help and uses the time rift to travel back in time. There she gets her past self to prevent Phoebe from saving Miles, changing time and setting history onto its right track.|
|97||9||"Sam, I Am"||Joel J. Feigenbaum||Alison Schapker & Monica Breen||November 17, 2002||4301097||5.1|
|When Cole realizes that he must eventually give in to evil, 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. Ultimately the sisters come up with a vanquish for Cole and try it, but Phoebe realizes he's trying to commit suicide and doesn't complete it. Cole, now insane, uses the last potion on himself in an attempt at suicide, but despite a massive explosion that destroys his apartment, he's unscathed. Cole is now invincible and unvanquishible.|
|98||10||"Y Tu Mummy Tambien"||Chris Long||Curtis Kheel||January 5, 2003||4301098||5.5|
|Phoebe falls prey to Jeric, 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. Ultimately Piper tricks the demon and saves Paige who is able to free Phoebe and banish the spirit. Piper destroys the demon by blowing him up with her molecular combustion power and Cole, now completely insane, leaves promising to win next time.|
|99||11||"The Importance of Being Phoebe"||Derek Johansen||Krista Vernoff||January 12, 2003||4301099||5.4|
|After kidnapping Phoebe, Cole sends a shapeshifter to assume Phoebe's identity to help him manipulate Piper and Paige into giving him ownership of the manor, allowing him access to the powerful Nexus located beneath the house. Meanwhile, Phoebe plans her escape, while Cole gets Paige arrested and ensures that Piper's club fails to pass health inspections in order to keep them distracted.|
|100||12||"Centennial Charmed"||James L. Conway||Brad Kern||January 19, 2003||4301100||5.5|
|In his twisted attempt to win Phoebe back, Cole casts a spell that alters reality, which eliminates Paige as a Halliwell and destroys the Power of Three. Meanwhile, Paige suddenly finds that her sisters have no knowledge of her existence and that past villains have come back to haunt them. Paige recreates the Power of Three by holding hands with her sisters and regains her powers. Using them, she retrieves the vanquishing potion she made to kill the vulnerable Cole and prepares to finally kill him, but is stopped by Phoebe. Cole doesn't try to escape thinking Phoebe loves him too much to kill him, but Phoebe throws the potion herself, finally killing Cole. Cole's death reverts the world to normal and only Paige remembers what happened.|
|101||13||"House Call"||Jon Paré||Henry Alonso Myers||February 2, 2003||4301101||5.3|
|When residue left from demonic vanquishes buildes up in the manor, the sisters lose sleep and it takes over their lives. They call upon the Witch Doctor, whom Leo does not trust. The witch doctor makes a house call to the Charmed Ones but because of the massive amount of demonic energy he believes they are evil. It turns out that Leo was right not to trust him, as he tries to kill the sisters by using voodoo dolls to make them obsess and lead them down various paths of destruction. Piper becomes obsessed with cleaning, Paige becomes obsessed with marrying her ex-boyfriend Glen and Phoebe becomes obsessed with eliminating her work rivals.|
|102||14||"Sand Francisco Dreamin'"||John T. Kretchmer||Alison Schapker & Monica Breen||February 9, 2003||4301102||5.1|
|A demon attacks the Charmed Ones with dream dust he stole from a Sandman, causing their nightmares to come to life, Phoebe dreams about someone trying to kill her, Piper dreams she has a secret and sexy love, Paige feels alone and Leo dreams about something happening to the baby. The sisters must defeat their worries in their dreams, before they are destroyed. Ultimately Phoebe learns that her mysterious attacker is herself, Paige is afraid of being alone due to her secret birth, and Piper's lover is actually Leo. Leo ends up feeling closer to the baby when he feels it kick. The demon shows up expecting to have their nightmares backing him up and is shocked to see that they're not. Piper, annoyed with him, simply blows him up.|
|103||15||"The Day the Magic Died"||Stuart Gillard||Daniel Cerone||February 16, 2003||4301103||5.6|
|Piper is due in six weeks and has to be on bed rest because of her high blood pressure. Phoebe, Paige and Leo realize that all magic has stopped without realizing that it has been foretold in the prophecy of the twice-blessed child, whom up until the time of its birth, magic will lay dormant. A sorcerer knows of this, and he plans to kill the sisters so he can raise Piper's baby as a powerful force of evil. Phoebe and Paige discover that Victor's new wife, Doris, is a demon who plans to aide the sorcerer in the kidnapping of Piper's baby. When Piper attempts to escape, she goes into labor. Phoebe and Paige arrive just in time and vanquish Doris and the sorcerer. Leo soon shows up and Piper gives birth to their baby, to the surprise of everyone, turns out to be a boy in a swirl of orbs.|
|104||16||"Baby's First Demon"||John T. Kretchmer||Krista Vernoff||March 30, 2003||4301104||N/A|
|Everyone is having a hard time finding a name for the baby, especially a boy's name that starts with a P. Leo tries out Peter, while Phoebe tries out Potter (in a reference to Harry Potter). Leo says his son's last name is going to be Halliwell instead of Wyatt because good magic respects it while evil fears it. Eventually, Piper decides to name her baby Wyatt Matthew Halliwell. The sisters must protect Wyatt from two demons, but the baby has a few surprises of his own. Meanwhile, Paige goes undercover as a bounty hunter and Phoebe's future with the newspaper is threatened by the new owner.|
|105||17||"Lucky Charmed"||Roxann Dawson||Curtis Kheel||April 6, 2003||4301105||4.5|
|The Charmed Ones face a demon who has been killing leprechauns and stealing their magic. The leprechauns endow the sisters with good luck, which enables Paige to gain material wealth, Phoebe to meet a man, and Piper to book a major star to play at P3.|
|106||18||"Cat House"||James L. Conway||Brad Kern||April 13, 2003||4301106||4.2|
|When Piper and Leo begin to have marital problems, Piper casts a spell to allow them to literally see their past together. However, the spell goes awry when Phoebe and Paige are sent back in time to relive Piper's memories, and a warlock bent on destroying the Charmed Ones' familiar tags along for the ride. Prue is briefly seen when Phoebe and Paige visit Piper's wedding during her memories, however, Prue's face is never shown and only her back is seen. She is also seen during the time she was a dog with Phoebe saying to Paige 'Well you always said you wanted to meet Prue'.|
|107||19||"Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun"||Mel Damski||Andrea Stevens & Doug E. Jones||April 20, 2003||4301107||4.3|
|When a demon attacks and kills the Satyr of the Spring of Life, one of the three nymphs that protect a lake, the Charmed Ones try to help. However, once the demon is destroyed, the nymphs decide Paige should replace the fallen nymph, and they won't take no for an answer.|
|108||20||"Sense and Sense Ability"||Stewart Schill & Joel J. Feigenbaum||Brian Krause & Ed Bokinskie & Daniel Cerone & Krista Vernoff||April 27, 2003||4301108||4.1|
|While at the fair the Crone turns a monkey totem of Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil into a real monkey. This monkey takes Paige's voice, Phoebe's hearing, and Piper's eyesight, leaving the girls vulnerable to attack so the Crone can capture Wyatt. While Piper bonds with baby Wyatt, Phoebe falls for her new boss, Jason.|
|109||21||"Necromancing the Stone"||Jon Paré||Henry Alonso Myers & Alison Schapker & Monica Breen||May 4, 2003||4301109||5.0|
|When Grams is summoned for a Wiccan birthing ceremony, for Wyatt, the sisters find out that she has brought a former lover from her past, the Necromancer demon, who wants to kill the Charmed Ones and bring back the love they once shared. Meanwhile, Phoebe contemplates Jason's invitation, even though it will take her away from her family, and Paige casts a truth spell to figure out if Nate can accept her being a witch but she gets more than she bargained for.|
|110||22||"Oh My Goddess (Part 1)"||Jonathan West||Krista Vernoff & Curtis Kheel||May 11, 2003||4301110||4.9|
|When there is a freak heat wave, Paige is worried that there may be something demonic behind the weird weather and sets out to figure out why; While Phoebe has to try to deal with life with Jason in Hong Kong and helps Elise organize a bachelor auction at P3. Piper and Leo have to use their therapy tools when Leo is called up to the Elders. The Titans are released from a long slumber and begin going after white-lighters; All of the magical creatures from San Francisco come to the manor in an effort to get the Charmed Ones to save them. Paige gets turned to stone after she summons one of the Titans, and almost dies, but a strange man, named Chris Perry, comes in and sends the Titan away. Piper finds out that the Titans are going after white-lighters so they can go after the Elders and tells Leo. While he is up there, Leo begins blaming Chris, but finds out that he has to turn Piper, Phoebe, and Paige into mythological goddesses themselves in order for them to defeat the Titans.|
|111||23||"Oh My Goddess (Part 2)"||Joel J. Feigenbaum||Daniel Cerone||May 11, 2003||4301111||4.9|
|Now all-powerful goddesses, the Charmed Ones must try not to be seduced by their new powers and stay focused on vanquishing The Titans before The Titans destroy all the Whitelighters and Elders. Meanwhile, Leo becomes an Elder ,as reward for his actions,turning Piper's life upside-down. Her loss and anger consumes her, allowing the Charmed Ones to destroy The Titans. At the expense of losing Leo, Chris is made the Charmed Ones' new Whitelighter. Piper's anger at Leo causes her to take her anger out on the world, but her sisters get through to her and Leo takes away her pain so she can live on.|
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