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Piper's son, Wyatt, is kidnapped by Mandi, a demon in disguise who wants to use the boy's powers to bring back The Source and create the perfect demon family.
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Kaley Cuoco as Billie Jenkins
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Michelle Stafford as Mandi
- Peter Woodward as The Source of All Evil
- Alana de la Garza as Sylvia
- Elizabeth Greer as Possessor Demon
- Antonio Jaramillo as Dillon
- Philipp Karner as Bob
- Jason Lewis as Dex Lawson
- Christine Elise McCarthy as Miss Diane
- Priscilla Garita as Stacy
- Catherine King as Marcy
- Ragan Wallake as Jamie Bennett
- Amanda Sickler as Sophie
- Marcus Mitchell as Kam
- Christina Ulloa as Jo Bennett
- Mel Fair as Upscale Husband
- Jason & Kristopher Simmons as Wyatt Halliwell
- Unknown actor as Chris Halliwell
- Billie casts a Teleportation Spell to teleport herself back to the Manor (not shown).
- The Charmed Ones cast a Dispossession Spell to dispossess Mandi from the Possessor Demon.
The Possessor Demon casts this spell to resurrect the Source of All Evil. She combined her magic with Wyatt's Charmed Power. For the spell to work, it is required to light five candles around a bowl and to draw an upside-down pentagram on a wall.
- We call to you that away was torn
- Return master of all evil born,
Billie made a teleportation potion to teleport herself and Leo to Magic School. It teleported them through a Smoking effect.
- Telekinesis: Used by Billie on her num-chucks in the attic and num-chucks at Magic School.
- Pyrokinesis: Used by Mandi (possessed by the Possessor Demon) to set Wyatt's costume on fire.
- Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Mandi (possessed by the Possessor Demon).
- Molecular Dispersion: Used by Mandi (possessed by the Possessor Demon) to vanquish a demon at Magic School.
- Possession: Used by the Possessor Demon to dispossess and possess Mandi.
- Conjuration: Used by Mandi (possessed by the Possessor Demon) to conjure a cookie for Wyatt.
- Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Wyatt to orb his sandwich into the trash can.
- Glamouring: Used by Paige to look like Sylvia, Dex' ex.
- Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Wyatt and Paige.
- Sensing: Used by the Source to sense if Leo was really evil.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blast and blow the Possessor Demon up.
- Book of Shadows - The Halliwell Family's magical tome. In addition to spells and potion recipes, the Book of Shadows contains information on warlocks, demons, and other supernatural beings. It was created by their ancestor, Melinda Warren, and was passed down every generation.
Notes and Trivia
- This is the twentieth episode to have the word 'witch' in the title.
- In this episode Piper has glamoured into a new alias: Jamie Bennett, another fake cousin.
- This is the second time that Leo disguises himself with clothes of a knocked-out enemy to infiltrate an enemy base. The first time he pretended to work in the headquarters of the Horsemen in "Apocalypse, Not".
- Phoebe mentions Cole and Richard; former love interests of her and Paige respectively.
- Peter Woodward reprises his role as the Source of All Evil, a role he played 4 seasons ago. In the previous season he appeared twice as the demon Aku. This is also his last appearance in the show.
- This is the fourth and final time the Source is vanquished in the show, though he is resurrected and vanquished a fifth time in the comics.
- When Dillon is trying to guess which demon the Possessor Demon intends to bring back, the three names he mentions are Tempus, Barbas, and Zankou (vanquished in All Hell Breaks Loose, A Call to Arms, and Something Wicca This Way Goes...?, respectively).
- The Charmed Ones realize demons have taken over Magic School in this episode.
- Billie says to Leo in the attic, "you're off being Ozzie and Harriet" in regards to their retirement. This is reference to the sitcom, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" from 1952.
- The title is a reference to the popular TV series "Desperate Housewives". Also, the character Mandi in this episode is similar in appearance and personality to the character Bree Van De Kamp.
- During Wyatt's school play, Leo's camera changes between scenes.
- When Billie is reading during Piper and Leo's argument in the attic the book she is holding is blank.
- Paige asks Phoebe how they destroyed the Source the last time, even though she was present during both Source vanquishes. Phoebe also mentions using potions, though the Source was vanquished with a spell.
- The Source of All Evil's skin is a different color. In this episode, it is flesh-colored, while in "Charmed and Dangerous", it was powder white and in "All Hell Breaks Loose" and "Charmed Again, Part 2", it was red.
Behind the Scenes
- French: L'élu (The Chosen One)
- Spanish (Spain): Brujas Desesperadas (Witches Hopeless)
- Spanish (Latin America): Hechiceras desesperadas (Sorceresses Hopeless)
- Czech: Zoufalé Čarodějky (Desperate Witches)
- Slovak: Zúfalé Čarodejnice (Desperate Witches)
- Hungarian: Született háziboszik
- Hebrew: mekhashepoth ba'ith no'ashoth
- Serbian: Ocajne Vestice
- Italian: Desperate Housewitches (Desperate Housewitches)
- German: Verzweifelte Haushexen (Desperate Housewitches)
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