Charmed Again is the first part of the season 4 premiere and the 67th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Charmed Again, Part 1, go here.
To read the full script of Charmed Again, Part 1, go here.

Phoebe and Piper grieve over Prue's death and struggle with the demise of the Power of Three until they discover the existence of half-sister Paige, a Whitelighter.


Main Cast

Guest Stars



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

To Call a Lost Witch

The spell in the Book of Shadows

This spell was cast by Piper Halliwell in hopes of bringing her recently deceased sister, Prue, back to life. It requires you to put rosemary, cypress and yarrow root into a silver mortar. The outcome of the spell actually contacted Paige Matthews, and it came out as a form of a newspaper, about Prue's obituary.

Power of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies
Come to us who call you near
Come to us and settle here.
Blood to blood, I summon thee
Blood to blood, return to me.

To Summon the Dead

Piper attempting to cast the spell.

This spell was used twice by Piper Halliwell. Not long after the funeral of Prue Halliwell, a distraught Piper goes up to the attic in hopes of communicating with her deceased sister, however, Penny answers the call instead. She used it a second time to summon Grams and eventually, Patty.

Hear these words, hear my cry,
Spirit from the other side,
Come to me, I summon thee,
Cross now the Great Divide.


To Call a Lost Sister

Piper casting the spell.

This spell, was used and created by Piper Halliwell. It is a combination of the Dominus Trinus spell and what is desired. The last two lines of the original one are replaced with the fact that Piper wanted to bring her sister back to life, however it doesn't work and therefore fails.

In this night and in this hour
I call upon the Ancient Power
Bring back my sister
Bring back the Power of Three

To Send One Away

The spell being cast.

This spell was used by Phoebe Halliwell and Penny Halliwell in order to remove Inspector Cortez from the manor after catching them using supernatural magic. The spell at the end, sends him off to Timbuktu, in which Cole retrieves him later on the next day.

Take him back
Take him away
Remove him now
Don't let him stay
We call the spirits to help undo
And send him off to Timbuktu

Shax Vanquishing Spell

The sisters using the spell

This spell was used, at first by Phoebe Halliwell by herself, when protecting an innocent known as Paige Matthews. Cole weakened him enough to the point Phoebe was able to chant the spell, and wound him. It was cast once again, however Piper and Paige chanted it with her, thus reconstituting the Power of Three and vanquishing Shax once and for all.

Evil winds that blows
that which forms below
no longer
may you dwell
death takes you
with this spell


  • Flaming: Type of Teleportation used by The Source of All Evil.
  • Premonition: Phoebe got a Premonition in which she saw Shax attacking Paige.
  • Glistening: Type of Teleportation used by the Demonic Bounty Hunters.
  • Electrokinesis: Used by the Demonic Bounty Hunter to attack Cole.
  • Energy Ball: Used by Cole to vanquish two Demonic Bounty Hunters. He later used it to attack Shax.
  • Whirling: Type of Teleportation used by Shax.
  • Aerokinesis: Used by Shax to attack Paige, Shane and Cole.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige and Leo.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by Cole.
  • Divination: Used by the Oracle to know about the present and the future.
  • Wisping: Type of Teleportation used by Penny and Patty.


  • Window of Opportunity: The Window of Opportunity is a mythological window where a newly empowered witch has 48 hours to decide whether to use their powers for good or evil.
  • Hybrid: A hybrid is a magical being born from two species. The second one was introduced in this episode. Paige Matthews is a Whitelighter-Witch hybrid, the first hybrid seen in the show of two magical species.


Notes and Trivia

  • This episode marks Paige's first appearance in the show. This is also the first time she meets her half-sisters, Piper and Phoebe.
  • This is the first episode of the series that Shannen Doherty does not appear in. On The WB's "Previously on Charmed" segment, she was shown only once, in the scene where Phoebe meets Cole in The Honeymoon's Over, and otherwise excluded completely.
  • This episode was supposed to air a week earlier, but was pushed back due to the events of 9/11.
  • Less than a week has passed since the events of All Hell Breaks Loose.
  • Prue's actual death is never shown. Leo explains that he only had time to save one sister, and chose Piper. Though later on in the series it is said that when he got to them Prue had already moved on.
  • Piper does not use her Molecular Immobilization and Molecular Combustion powers.
  • Phoebe doesn't use her levitation power in this episode.
  • This is the first time it is shown that a Whitelighter's powers can be pass down to their children.
  • Yancey Arias who portrays Inspector Cortez in this episode, appeared in a previous Charmed episode. He appeared as a bidder in "The Wendigo". However, he was uncredited.
  • This is the first two-hour/two-part episode of the series.
  • The cloud sequence in this episode is a re-used shot from "Blinded by the Whitelighter".
  • The opening credits were omitted in this episode and replaced with a 10 second title card of a glowing triquetra and the title, "Charmed". This would be done one last time for A Witch's Tail. However, on the British Channel E4, the opening credits were remade in a new style and the cast list scene before Prue's funeral were altered to fit the new changes.
  • This episode starts the trend of the word Charmed being used in the title of episodes.
  • It's stated in this episode that Paige doesn't drink due to it having been problematic in the past. This is one of a few facts that will remain consistent throughout the show.
  • This episodes shows us one of only three occasions throughout the whole series where Phoebe has a premonition triggered by touching one of her sisters. The first was in "Which Prue is It, Anyway?" where Phoebe touched Prue and the last will be in "Styx Feet Under" when Phoebe touches Paige's dead body.
  • On the French version, Piper and Leo call Cole "tu" (the familiar form of "you") for the first time, showing that they now fully trust him. Also, Phoebe sends Cortez to Kuala Lumpur to rhyme with "un petit tour".
  • The newspaper Paige reads tells us that Prue died on a Thursday. It also tells us that Prue graduated with honors.
  • After Shax's vanquish, Paige says before leaving "What have you guys turned me into?" , which is similar to what Prue said to Phoebe in "Something Wicca This Way Comes". However, Prue said "You turned me into a witch!"
  • This episodes uses Dutch angles multiple times, particularly during scenes in the manor. This was likely used to show the sense of imbalance caused by Prue's death.
  • This episode scored 6.0 million viewers.

Cultural References

  • The background music used in this episode and a few season 5 episodes was used in the unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Giles shows Buffy the Vampyr book.


  • When Paige reads Prue's obituary, the last, visible sentence shown incorrecty spells Prue's name as "Pru".
  • When Paige orbs out to dodge Shax's attack, his aerokinetic blast leaves a scorch mark on the wall, though it is just concussive wind.
  • During the scene where Shax is about to be vanquished for good, Piper says "We'll we're about to find out", though her mouth stays closed.
  • When Darryl is talking to Phoebe about Cortez, Leo's arm changes positions between shots.
  • The second time Piper summons Grams, she doesn't use the candles, which is a requirement for the spell to work.

Continuity Errors

  • In this episode, Shax and the Source look noticeably different from their first appearances in "All Hell Breaks Loose".
  • When Phoebe began the Shax Vanquishing spell in the previous episode, Shax was unable to unleash his attack, but when Phoebe used the spell when saving Paige, he was able to unleash one attack on Cole before being driven back.
  • Grams and Patty appeared as spirits, not in their corporeal forms. It was stated several times before that ghosts are not visible to mortals, although Darryl and Inspector Cortez were able to see them in this episode.



Promotional Photos

Episode Stills


Piper: I'm not angry. I am pissed off! Don't you understand? You healed the wrong sister! You saved me because I'm your damn wife, and you should've saved her because she was the best! Because she... you should... Why did they put us through so much for it to end this way?

Piper: No, Leo, I won't. I don't want to do this anymore, okay? It-It's over! You can tell them that we buried their precious Charmed Ones when we buried our sister.

Paige: Yeah right. "Hi. I think your Mom might've abandoned me at birth. What's for dinner?" No. I don't think so.

Piper: No. You were trying to get yourself killed, which is what this family does best is get killed. Isn't it obvious by now that our only destiny is to die? And you are making it way too easy for them, Phoebe. You are just walking right into it!

Grams: All right, fine, you've caught us. Congratulations. So, what are you going to do about it? shoot us?
Phoebe: Easy, Grams! Not all of us are dead, remember?

Phoebe: Uh, er, we... call the spirits, to help undo, and... send him off to... Timbuktu! (Inspector Cortez disappears) Woah, it worked!
Piper: Timbuktu? You send him to Timbuktu?!
Phoebe: All right, well, it was the only thing that I could think of that rhymed with "undo"!

Cole: And I thought my family was screwed up. (Piper glares at him)

Cole: You know, it doesn't solve your problem. He's gonna wake up eventually. You just bought yourselves some time.
Leo: Which you're gonna need. Especially if you wanna save your... (hesitates)
Phoebe: Sister?

Phoebe: It's not enough. Shax was just the messenger. We need to get The Source.
Paige: The source of what?
(Phoebe and Piper exchange nervous glances)
Piper: Of All Evil.

International titles

  • French: Les liens du sang - 1ère partie (The Ties of Blood - 1st Part)
  • Czech: Znovu čarodějky, 1. část (Charmed Again, Part 1)
  • Slovak: Nové spojenectvo, 1. časť (New Alliance, Part 1)
  • Spanish (Spain): Embrujadas de Nuevo, Parte 1 ('Charmed' of New, Part 1)
  • Spanish (British DVD): De Nuevo (Of New) [joined to part 2]
  • Spanish (Latin America): Las Hechiceras otra vez, Parte 1 (The Charmed Ones Again, Part 1)
  • Russian: Вновь Заколдованный, Часть 1 [Vnov′ Zakoldovannyj, Čast′ 1] (Charmed Again, Part 1)
  • Italian: Il Ritorno del Trio, Parte 1 (The Return of The Charmed Ones, Part 1)
  • Serbian: Ponovo Zacarane, prvi deo (Charmed Afresh, First Part)
  • German: Die neue Macht der Drei (The New Power of Three)
  • Hungarian: Újra hárman 1. rész (Three Again Part 1)
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All Hell Breaks Loose
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Charmed Again, Part 2
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