Generation Hex is the 17th episode of the eighth season and the 173rd overall episode of Charmed.


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Piper is forced to take charge when Leo's teen proteges come to the manor seeking refuge from the demons that have overtaken the Magic School.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


Appearing in Clip Footage


Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Noxon Demons
Viciously tempered, these low-level minions are often used as
shock-troops or assassins by more powerful demons. Use the
following potion vanquish: Mix the following herbs-
hemlock, wolf'sbane, Sumac petals and Imp powder.

The entry itself wasn't seen in this episode, but Piper brew the vanquishing potion.


To Send the Noxons to the Astral Plane

Because they are unvanquishable, the only way to get rid of the Noxon Demons is to banish them to the Astral Plane, since that plane exists out of time. Ryan and Jen, Leo's students, first hit the Noxon Demon with Piper's vanquishing potion, and then cast the spell to banish the Noxon Demon to the Astral Plane while he was regenerating from the potion.

Demon of Fire,
Demon of Pain.
We banish you
To the astral plane.


  • Telepathy: Used by Christy to send her sister telepathic messages and by Candor to send some to Christy.
  • Temporal Stasis: Used by Candor to freeze everyone except Christy.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by Candor.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Candor to fling and grasp a Noxon Demon. Drake telekinetically closed the Magic School Doors (past).
  • Banishing: Used by Candor to banish the Noxon Demons.
  • Beaming: Type of Teleportation used by Coop.
  • Projection: Used by Coop to bring an energy field that was blocking Phoebe's heart to the surface.
  • Time Travel: Used by Coop to take Phoebe to some of her past loves.
  • Glamouring (past): Used by Past Phoebe to show Dex she's magical.
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by the Noxon Demons.
  • Fireballs: Used by the Noxon Demons to attack the Magic School students and to destroy a potion bottle.
  • Pyrokinesis: Used by Christy to set Candor on fire.
  • Unblocking: Used by Coop to remove Phoebe's emotional energy block.
  • Holograms: Used by Coop to show Phoebe another part of her past loves.
  • Voice Manipulation: Used by Candor to sound like Piper.
  • Healing: Used by Paige to heal Piper.
  • Super Strength: Used by Christy to impale Candor with her arm.
  • Christy sends a telepathic message to Billie.
  • Candor freezes everyone and everything except Christy.
  • Candor fading in.
  • Candor fading out.
  • Christy sends another telepathic message to Billie.
  • Paige orbing out with her stuff.
  • Candor flings and grasps Rondok and starts crushing his heart.
  • Candor banishes the Noxon Demons.
  • Coop shows the block around Phoebe's heart.
  • Phoebe and Coop travel back in time to late 2005.
  • Phoebe glamours into Julie Bennett (past).
  • Phoebe and Coop travel back in time to early 2005.
  • Drake telekinetically closes the Magic School library doors (past).
  • Phoebe and Coop travel back to the present.
  • The Noxon Demons shimmering in.
  • Pator throws a fireball at Jen and Ryan.
  • Rondok throws another fireball.
  • A Noxon Demon throws a fireball at Piper.
  • Rondok shimmering out with Pator.
  • Christy sends a telepathic message to Billie.
  • Christy sends another telepathic message to Billie.
  • Christy receives a telepathic message from Candor.
  • Christy receives another telepathic message from Candor.
  • Candor freezes everyone and everything except Christy.
  • Candor fading in.
  • Christy tries to vanquish Candor by setting him on fire.
  • Candor fading out.
  • Phoebe and Coop travel back in time to late 2000.
  • Phoebe and Coop travel to Cole's alternate reality.
  • Phoebe and Coop travel back to the present.
  • Paige orbing in.
  • Paige orbing out.
  • Coop shows Phoebe holograms of her past loves.
  • Coop shows Phoebe's block is being destroyed.
  • Christy gets a call from Candor, who mimics Piper's voice.
  • The Noxon Demons shimmering in.
  • Rondok shimmering in.
  • He throws a fireball.
  • Piper gets hit by another fireball.
  • Paige healing Piper.
  • Christy impales Candor with her arm.


  • The Noxon Demons used a Magical Weapon to torture Ryan and Jen.
  • Coop's Ring - Cupids use their Cupid Ring to guide their charges and are granted additional powers.
  • 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.
  • Crystals - Piper used the crystals to protect the Manor.

Notes and Trivia

Charmed 8x17

Charmed 8x17

Generation Hex WB Trailer

  • This is the second and the final appearance of Billie's parents.
  • From this episode on, Piper is the only sister who hasn't seen Cole's final vanquish ("Centennial Charmed"). Paige was there in the alternate reality when he got vanquished, and Phoebe sees it in this episode.
  • This episode marks the last time Paige is seen with red hair (in a flashback) in the series. She'll turn it back to red in Season 9.
  • Anton's appearance in Coop and Phoebe's visit to the past makes him the very last warlock to appear in the series.
  • This is also Cole Turner's last appearance on the show, although it was a flashback.
  • Archive footage for this episode were used. They were:
  1. Rewitched - When Phoebe confessed to Dex that she was Julie.
  2. Pardon My Past - A Flashback of Phoebe's past life, P. Russell.
  3. The Seven Year Witch - When Drake says goodbye to Phoebe.
  4. The Honeymoon's Over - When Phoebe first meets Cole.
  5. Centennial Charmed - Cole's final vanquish in the alternate timeline.
  6. Baby's First Demon - When Phoebe first met Jason.
  7. My Three Witches - When Phoebe confesses her love for Jason.
  8. A Call to Arms - When Phoebe first met Leslie.
  9. Carpe Demon - When Phoebe is dancing with Drake as Gene Kelly.

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is reference to "Generation X". It may also be a reference to the X-Men team "Generation X" consisting of teenaged mutants, especially when comparing Magic School to Xavier's School for the Gifted.


  • While in the past, ("The Honeymoon's Over") Phoebe mentions the school is where she first met Cole. She actually met him at a crime scene the night before.
  • The clip of Phoebe and Jason from "My Three Witches" was flipped. In the original scene, Phoebe was on the left and Jason was on the right. In the flashback, Jason is on the left and Phoebe is on the right.
  • In the clip of Phoebe's past life, different music is playing than in the original airing.

Continuity Errors

  • Phoebe mentions that her sisters had to kill Anton because he was a demon, when in fact he was a warlock.


Behind the Scenes

International Titles

  • French: Les Noxons (The Noxons)
  • Czech: Čáry mladé generace (Magic of Young Generation)
  • Slovak: Nová generácia v akcii (New Generation in Action)
  • Serbian: Hex generacija
  • Spanish (Spain): La generación X (The Generation X)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Generación hechicera (Generation Sorceresess)
  • Italian: Generazione magica (Magic Generation)
  • German: Ein hoher Preis (A high Price)
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