Bane Jessup was a dangerous and charming mob boss and a temporary love interest of Prue Halliwell. In 2000 he worked with the demon Barbas to kill thirteen witches and was later sent to jail. He escaped later that year when he was targeted by the demon Litvack. After vanquishing Litvack, Bane willingly returned to prison.
While a dangerous criminal, Bane also seemed to possess a kinder side, as shown when he forgave a man who failed him, and in the fact that he truly cared about Prue. He also admitted that he didn't choose this life for himself, stating that he had other dreams.
Working for Barbas
In 2000, Bane was hired by the demon Barbas to kill thirteen witches on Friday the 13th, which would allow Barbas to return to Earth if completed before midnight. In turn, Bane hired the assassin Ms. Hellfire to complete the task. Even though they never met in person, Bane was infatuated with Hellfire and maintained a long-distance relationship. After Hellfire failed to assassinate the Charmed Ones, Prue assumed her identity to discover who was behind the hit.
Upon meeting Prue, Bane stated that she was more beautiful than he had imagined and continued to charm her and even replaced the flowers he had sent her earlier with her favorites. When they met again that night, they went dancing until his right-hand man, D.J., informed him that Prue was an imposter. Bane lured Prue to his office, where he confronted her over the death of Hellfire. Barbas then used his powers on Prue, convincing her that her sisters were demons that threatened to kill her 'sisters'.
After breaking Barbas's hold on Prue, the Charmed Ones faced Bane and Barbas at his office. At midnight, Barbas was once again banished to purgatory and Bane was arrested. Prue auctioned off the jewelry Bane gifted her to save her job at Buckland's.
Being Targeted by Litvack
While serving time in prison, the upper-level demon Litvack ordered Bane's death because of his knowledge about demons. Two demons dressed as guards took Bane from his cell, however, Bane realized the trap, and made one demon kill the other one and escaped.
Bane later showed up at the Halliwell Manor and kidnapped Prue, taking her to a former real-estate project of his in Bodega Bay. While initially refusing to help him, Prue eventually saved his life when another demon attacked and agreed to help him. During this time, Bane showed his softer side and admitted that he cared about her. Prue then cleaned the wound he sustained in the attack and they slept together. When Piper and Phoebe arrived, Prue convinced them that they needed to help Bane and took him back to the manor. Once in the manor, Litvack telepathically contacted Bane and tried to make a deal with him—his life in exchange for The Charmed Ones and his weapon.
Bane took the Charmed Ones to the cemetery and confronted Litvack. Piper then froze the room, however, Litvack proved to be immune and prepared to kill them with a fireball. While it initially seemed like Bane had betrayed them, Prue sensed something was wrong and told Piper to unfreeze Bane, who then turned the weapon Litvack's minion held against him. Litvack then tried to kill Bane for his betrayal but hit his minion instead, vanquishing them both.
Prue and Bane later said their goodbyes after Bane had called Darryl to turn himself in, as Prue had requested before deciding to help him. Bane was then taken back to prison where he presumably served his time.
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Notes and Trivia
- Bane was being tried for racketeering, tax evasion, money laundering and embezzlement.
- Bane is the first love interest of Prue who is a mortal caught up in demonic activity, the second being Tom Peters.
Bane Jessup appeared in a total of 2 episodes throughout the series.
|Charmed, Season 2|
|#01||"Witch Trial"||#09||"Ms. Hellfire"||#17||"How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans"|
|#02||"Morality Bites"||#10||"Heartbreak City"||#18||"Chick Flick"|
|#03||"The Painted World"||#11||"Reckless Abandon"||#19||"Ex Libris"|
|#04||"The Devil's Music"||#12||"Awakened"||#20||"Astral Monkey"|
|#05||"She's a Man, Baby, a Man!"||#13||"Animal Pragmatism"||#21||"Apocalypse, Not"|
|#06||"That Old Black Magic"||#14||"Pardon My Past"||#22||"Be Careful What You Witch For"|
|#07||"They're Everywhere"||#15||"Give Me a Sign"|
|#08||"P3 H2O"||#16||"Murphy's Luck"|