- "I promise my daughter will know of you. Of the three powerful witches who came to bring her into this world. And we'll always be grateful, won't we, Melinda?"
- —Charlotte shortly after giving birth.[src]
Charlotte Warren was a mortal woman who lived in the early colony of Virginia during the 17th century. She later got pregnant by Lawrence Cutler and gave birth to a very powerful witch, Melinda Warren, on October 31, 1670. When Melinda was a child, Charlotte told her about the three powerful witches from the future who helped bring her into the world, the Charmed Ones. During Melinda's youth, Charlotte died and left the women of her coven to protect her and teach her the ways of magic.
Charlotte searches through the woods, looking for someone to help her with her problem. She says that she is looking for a woman that the people call a "witch" but she just assumed that that was one of the many lies about her. Charlotte finds the house and approaches to the door. She knocks and introduces herself as Charlotte Warren and a voice replies from inside. Charlotte enters and finds herself in the middle of a circle with a pentagram in the center. The voice tells her not to move from the circle, for both of their safety. The unseen voice guesses correctly as to why Charlotte is there and Charlotte asks if she has the "gift of sight." The voice replies with, "when needed..." and suddenly a hand becomes visible and starts adding ingredients to a bubbling cauldron. The voice asks Charlotte what "moves [her] to… seek my assistance" and Charlotte explains that it is of a personal matter and that she must know exactly who she is talking to before divulging any more information. Charlotte asks if the unseen witch is Isabel and the voice confirms it. Out of the shadows, Isabel emerges and it's discovered that it really is the first witch. Isabel asks Charlotte to tell her about the father of her unborn child. Charlotte recalls that his name was Lawrence Cutler and that she loved him from the first time she heard his name. When she discovered that she was pregnant, Charlotte ran to tell Lawrence the news, but he was gone. And for some reason, Charlotte knew he was not going to return. Isabel finally allows Charlotte to enter further into the room and explains that it wasn't Charlotte who knew that Lawrence wasn't coming back, it was her unborn daughter who foresaw the truth. Isabel adds a few red flowers (possibly roses) to the cauldron and explains that she can not fix the potion that Charlotte wanted (presumably to abort the pregnancy). Charlotte is surprised by this but Isabel explains that she will still help. Isabel picks up a jewelry box and places a talisman into the cauldron. She pulls it out and hands it to Charlotte; the talisman is in the shape of the triquetra and Isabel tells Charlotte that it will lead her to a woman in Virginia. Isabel warns Charlotte that the birth of her baby is vitally important for the future of "us all."
Birth of her Daughter
On Halloween 2000, Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, the Charmed Ones, are sent to the year 1670. They had to free Charlotte from Ruth Cobb, an evil witch who wanted to steal Charlotte's baby and raise her to be evil which would drastically change the future for the worse. After freeing Charlotte, the Charmed Ones wanted to bring her back to her coven when her water broke. The local witch hunters, on Ruth's command, were sent after them. Prue and Phoebe used the ancient magic they had recently learned to protect themselves while Piper helped deliver Charlotte's daughter. At the end of the night, Charlotte and her newborn, Melinda, were brought to safety.
Notes and Trivia
- Charlotte was possibly a carrier of witch blood or a practitioner.
- Charlotte appeared in the comic book prequel, To The Warren Born.
- Charlotte was featured in the compiled story Family History, where the Charmed Ones asked for a timid Melinda to help them vanquish a demon. Charlotte taught her courage to fight in the story.
Charlotte Warren appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.
|Charmed, Season 3|
|#01||"The Honeymoon's Over"||#09||"Coyote Piper"||#17||"Pre-Witched"|
|#02||"Magic Hour"||#10||"We All Scream for Ice Cream"||#18||"Sin Francisco"|
|#03||"Once Upon a Time"||#11||"Blinded by the Whitelighter"||#19||"The Demon Who Came in From the Cold"|
|#04||"All Halliwell's Eve"||#12||"Wrestling with Demons"||#20||"Exit Strategy"|
|#05||"Sight Unseen"||#13||"Bride and Gloom"||#21||"Look Who's Barking"|
|#06||"Primrose Empath"||#14||"The Good, the Bad and the Cursed"||#22||"All Hell Breaks Loose"|
|#07||"Power Outage"||#15||"Just Harried"|
|#08||"Sleuthing with the Enemy"||#16||"Death Takes a Halliwell"|
|Charmed, Season 9|
|#01||"Charmed Lives"||#09||"The All or Nothing"||#17||"Family Shatters"|
|#02||"No Rest for the Wicca"||#10||"Three Little Wiccans"||#18||"Four's Company"|
|#03||"Innocents Lost"||#11||"Last Witch Effort"||#19||"Crossed, Triple-Crossed"|
|#04||"Mortal Enemies"||#12||"The Charmed Offensive"||#20||"The Old Witcheroo"|
|#05||"Unnatural Resources"||#13||"Piper's Place"||#21||"Reversal of Misfortune"|
|#06||"Morality Bites Back"||#14||"Cupid's Harrow"||#22||"Prue Ya Gonna Call?"|
|#07||"The Heir Up There"||#15||"Where There's Smoke There's a Firestarter"||#23||"The Darklight Zone"|
|#08||"Oh, Henry"||#16||"The Heavens Can Wait"||#24||"The Power of 300"|
|#00||"To The Warren Born"|