Two months have passed since baby Chris's birth. Paige is beginning to lose her edge being a stay-at-home aunt, while Piper, on the other hand, is terrified to let her kids go outside.


Leo is obsessed with finding Barbas, who had helped Gideon in his attempt to kill Wyatt, and Barbas is taking advantage of his obsession by constantly taunting him through his fears. Leo meets with another Elder, Zola, and almost electrocutes him, believing that Zola is covering for Barbas. Zola comes to the sisters, his robes still charred from Leo's attacks, and asks for their help; if Leo kills another Elder, he'll have to be reborn and work his way up to Whitelighter status once more. Zola says the Elders believe a major threat looms and they can't lose another of their number. Leo is flipping through the Book of Shadows when he sees a ghostly face, which urges him to go after Barbas. Piper walks into the attic, but she doesn't see the face. Barbas also sees the face, which urges him to go after baby Chris; Barbas thinks this is a fine idea.


The sisters have been invited to a Hindu wedding, and Paige, talking to Phoebe, suggests talking Leo into accompanying Piper. This is a better way to get him away from his pursuit of Barbas, and perhaps bring him and Piper back together. Paige stays behind with Wyatt, while Phoebe, Piper and Leo go to the wedding with baby Chris. Darryl and Inspector Sheridan serve a summons on Phoebe regarding the disappearance of Chris. As the marriage is sealed, two spirits enter Leo and Piper and, much to their surprise, Piper sprouts four extra arms.

Piper and Leo begin behaving differently, dressing in traditional Hindi clothing and appearing very much in love. Leo is no longer concerned with Barbas. Piper is able to multi-task perfectly thanks to her extra hands.


Phoebe feels like she's in a rut and Elise suggests she take a two-month sabbatical; she will hire a ghostwriter to continue writing her column. Phoebe meets the ghostwriter, Leslie. She is surprised to see that Leslie is a man and kisses him within moments of meeting him due to the contagious effect of the spirits that entered Piper and Leo. Still, she is skeptical that a man can write her column as well as a woman.

Paige consults the Book of Shadows and finds what's got into Leo and Piper: Shakti, the Goddess of Creation, and Shiva, the God of Destruction. They are invoked at weddings, as symbols of the ultimate lovers, but if they consummate their love again the universe will be destroyed and recreated. Paige and Phoebe send Leo after Barbas in order to keep him separated from Piper. He disappears in a burst of lightning.


Barbas has gathered a gang of demons and explains his plan. He wants them to attack baby Chris, so that Leo will make a fatal mistake in his rage and the demons can take on the unprotected Charmed Ones.

Paige goes to Magic School looking for information on Shakti and Shiva and finds it being closed down. With Gideon dead, there's no one to run the school.

Barbas's minions attack at the manor, but they were not counting on Shakti. The six-armed Piper easily defeats them with lightning and energy balls. On discovering Barbas, she blasts him with lightning and he flames away. Paige and Phoebe try to keep Leo from finding out, but he finds the nursery in shambles.


Darryl and Sheridan break the door of the manor and try to arrest Phoebe, who did not answer the summons, but Leo gestures and blasts Sheridan into a wall, injuring her. He then disappears in a flash of lightning. When Sheridan comes to, she remembers that she is there to look for something but doesn't remember what. She doesn't remember being attacked, and Phoebe covers, by saying that they are remodeling, and that Inspector Sheridan had slipped.


Leo again attacks Zola, taunted by Barbas, and kills him this time. Afterwards, he feels only remorse. Piper assures Leo that "nobody else has to know." Paige casts a spell and expels Shakti and Shiva from Piper and Leo.

Since Piper wounded Barbas, Paige scries for him using his blood. Paige and Phoebe track him to his lair. Paige throws a potion and Barbas says he'll be back before he explodes. "Fear always comes back," he screams, as he falls into a pile of dust...again. Before dusting out, he cries, "You set me up!" to an unseen entity.

Back at the manor, Piper and Paige are in the kitchen with the kids. Paige tells Piper that she's going to fight for Magic School to remain open. Paige notices that Piper is going outside with the kids. Piper has finally become comfortable taking the kids outside again and has realized that she can't protect her kids from everything out there in the world. In the Underworld, Leo is standing over Barbas's ashes when he sees the ghostly head again. The ghostly head taunts Leo some more and tells him that "they" are after him before vanishing.

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