Death Takes a Halliwell is the 16th episode of the third season and the 60th overall episode of Charmed.


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Prue faces the Angel of Death while two seeker demons kill everything in their way to find and kill Cole.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]


Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]

The Seekers[]


The Seekers in the book

Distant cousins of vampires, the Seekers
gather information by feeding on their
victim's brain-stem cells. These demons
can be identified by their ability to float
through the air and by their long, sharp
teeth. A two pronged bite wound at the
base of a victim's skull is usually a telling
sign of a seeker's attack.
Vanquishing the Seekers requires the
power of three and this spell:
Knowledge gained by Murd'rous Means
is Wisdom's bitter Enemy
the mind that burns with stolen Fire
will now become your funeral pyre


To Summon the Angel of Death[]

This spell was created and used by Prue Halliwell to summon The Angel of Death in order to speak with him.

Spirits of Air, Sand and Sea
Converge to set the Angel free
In the Wind, I send this Rhyme
Bring Death before me before my Time.

The Seekers Vanquishing Spell[]

This spell was written in the entry on the Seekers in the Book of Shadows. The Power of Three is needed in order for the spell to work.

Knowledge gained by murd'rous means,
is wisdom's bitter enemy.
The mind that burns with stolen fire,
will now become your funeral pyre.


  • Invisibility: Used by Angel of Death.
  • Floating: Used by the Seekers to float and move through the air.
  • Knowledge Absorption: Used by the Seekers to extract knowledge from their victims by biting.
  • Orbing: Type of teleportation used by Leo.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe when she saw Prue not helping to save the Inspector Davidson.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to blow open the door to Andrea's office, to fling the Angel of Death (failed), and to fling one of the Seekers.
  • Fading: Type of teleportation used by the Seekers.
  • Shimmering: Type of teleportation used by Cole.
  • Soul Absorption: Used by Angel of Death.
  • Astral Projection: Used by Prue at the mausoleum.
  • Energy Ball: Used by Cole to try to attack the Seekers.
  • Dark Wisping: Type of teleportation used by Death.


Notes and Trivia[]

  • Darryl does not appear in this episode.
  • This is the last episode where Prue uses her Astral Projection power, and it was the longest she was seen staying in astral mode before returning to her body.
  • This is also the last time both of Prue's powers are used in one episode.
  • This episode takes place four months after "Sleuthing with the Enemy".
  • Piper doesn't use her power in this episode.
  • Phoebe doesn't use her Levitation power.
  • Inspector Davidson reappears four years later as a zombie in "Death Becomes Them".
  • "Don't worry it's not your time, well not just yet anyway" Death tells Prue that is not her time, at least not yet. This foreshadows Prue's death at the end of the season.
  • The Seekers are similar to the warlocks called the Collectors, who drain brains for knowledge.
  • This episode scored 5.4 million viewers.
  • This would be a rare moment where the Charmed Ones lose an innocent because one of them voluntarily did not act to save them (though according to Death, Prue's actions would not have changed anything other than her dying shortly after Davidson).
  • Prue being able to blast the door open is her strongest display of regular telekinesis throughout the entire series.
  • This is the last time Cole's apartment appears.

Cultural References[]

  • The title of the episode is a reference to the movie Death Takes a Holiday (1934).

Continuity Errors[]

  • Leo tells Piper that he can orb her because she is his wife, but that he is not "a cosmic taxi for the whole family". However, this statement is contradicted in later episodes, where Leo freely orbs all members of the family. This is also contradicted in "Blinded by the Whitelighter" when Leo orbs all three sisters to protect all the Whitelighters.  


Episode Stills[]


Phoebe: They retreated?
Prue: Yeah. I kicked ass.
Cole: No, you kicked air.

Cole: Inspector, you're in a room with three witches and a demon, do you really think that gun's gonna help?

Prue: Hi. Need a little help?
Cole: What are you doing here?
(Prue winks at him.)
Reece: How did you get here? What the hell's going on?
Seeker #1: Well, well, well. The mighty Belthazor, in bed with a witch.
Prue: Don't make me sick.

Angel of Death: (to Prue) You grieve and then you move on.

Phoebe: I hereby proclaim the tower of sand Kingdom Phoebeville!

International Titles[]

  • French: L'ange de la mort (The Angel of Death)
  • Czech: Smrt si přišla pro Halliwellovou (Death Takes a Halliwell)
  • Slovak: Anjel smrti (Angel of Death)
  • Russian: Уроки Смерти [Uroki Smerti] (Lessons of Death)
  • Spanish (Spain): La muerte atrapa a una Halliwell (Death Takes a Halliwell)
  • Spanish (Latin America): La muerte quiere a una Halliwell (Death Wants a Halliwell)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): O anjo da morte (The Angel of Death)
  • Serbian: Smrt uze jednu Halivelovu (Death Takes a Halliwell)
  • Italian: Il Dolore di Prue (Prue's Pain)
  • German: Der Tod siegt immer (Death Always Wins)
  • Hungarian: Elragad a halál (Death Takes You)
  • Finnish: Kuolema käy kylässä (Death Comes for Visit)
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