Look Who's Barking is the twenty-first episode of the third season and the 65th overall episode of Charmed.


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Prue becomes a dog to help track down a Banshee demon, but then the demon attacks Phoebe and Cole must save her.


Main Cast

Guest Stars



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows


3x21 bos banshee --- to track a banshee

The Banshee entry

is a Demon who
wanders the earth
feeding on souls in
great pain. Hunting
only at night, this
Demon uses her voice
as a high pitched Call
to locate a victim, by
hearing the inner cry.
She does this by
zeroing in on the waves
of pain that emanate
from the stricken
A Banshee then
elevates her Call
into a Scream, so
powerful it kills
those she targets.

Cole's Human Form

3x21 bos cole's human form --- belthazor (2)

Cole's human Form

Cole likes walks in the park,
jazz, fine wine. He's ticklish
(toes and waist especially) He's
an excellent salsa dancer, pretends
otherwise. He likes steak,
medium rare, and artichokes.
He's great in bed. Good stamina.
Belthazor/Cole Turner
Born 1885
Father: Benjamin (Human)
Mother: Elizabeth (Demon)


To Summon Belthazor

3x21 bos to summon belthazor --- on the place of magic in the rearing of a child (2)

To Summon Belthazor

This Spell forcibly calls Belthazor by Connecting
a Witch's Magic to this Demon's Magic.
Magic Forces
Black and White
Reaching out Through
Space and Light
Be He Far Or
Be He Near
Bring Us the Demon
Belthazor Here.
  • This spell was written and added to the Book of Shadows by Prue Halliwell.
  • Cole resisted and prevented himself from being summoned when Piper and Phoebe cast the spell in this episode.

To Track a Banshee

The piercing cry
That feeds on pain
And leaves more
Sorrow than it gains
Shall now be heard
By one who seeks
To stop the havoc
That it wreaks.
  • The effect of the spell turns the tracker into a dog, as they are the one creature capable of hearing a banshee's call.


  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to accidentally blow up a CD player, the Banshee, a sewing machine and a dumpster.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe when she touches the Banshee page in the Book of Shadows.
  • Orbing: A type of teleportation used by Leo.
  • Shimmering: A type of teleportation used by Cole.
  • Sonic Scream: Used by the Banshee to frighten her prey and to kill her prey.
  • Power Granting: Used by the Banshee to turn Phoebe.
  • Levitation: Used by Phoebe to stop the Banshee that was about to attack the runaway teen.
  • Telekinesis: Used by the Alchemist to call a knife to his hand.
  • Transmutation: Used by the Alchemist to alter Cole's blood, making him immune to his vanquishing potion.

Notes and Trivia

  • Prue is transformed into a white Siberian Husky. At the 2013 Oz-Comic Con in Melbourne, Shannen Doherty stated that Aaron Spelling gave her option of what breed the dog would be, based on what she felt represented her character.
  • Darryl does not appear in this episode.
  • This episode contains the final shot featuring Prue, Piper, and Phoebe together on the series, as the next episode and Prue's last does not feature all three any shots on the episode with all three on-screen at the same time.
  • Prue doesn't use her Telekinesis or Astral Projection power.
  • Piper doesn't use her Molecular Immobilization power.
  • This is the last time that Prue is seen going to P3, and the last time she is seen in the attic.
  • This episode reunites Shannen Doherty and Joe E. Tata (Police Inspector), who played Nat Bussichio on "Beverly Hills, 90210".
  • This is the first time Piper vanquishes someone on purpose with her new power.
  • This is also the last time Prue sees Cole in the episodes, albeit as a dog. She'll see him later on, in The Heavens Can Wait.
  • Phoebe's transformation into a Banshee is later mentioned in "Hell Hath No Fury" and "Something Wicca This Way Goes...?".
  • Piper shows her ability to take charge of the demon fighting even though she feels incapable, when she states to Leo, "Prue and Phoebe are the super witches, I just tag along a freeze things and now I can't even do that right".
  • This is the last episode to feature Kit. However, she does appear again for the official final time in "Cat House", when her sudden disappearance is explained.
  • This is the second time that Prue gets transformed into something by her own spell, the first time was in "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!". Both times she cast the spell in order to track an evil being.
  • This episode scored 4.7 million viewers.

Cultural References

  • The title is reference to the 1989 film "Look Who's Talking".
  • In Irish legends, the Banshee wails outside the house of someone who is about to die; which could possibly be a foreshadowing to Prue's death. However, aspect of Banshees does not apply to the Charmed version.


  • When Phoebe is in the kitchen with the Book of Shadows, her pen doesn't touch the pages.
  • At the beginning Phoebe pastes a photo strip on the book, but when the shot changes after she says "So we prepare future witches in case he attacks" the strip is printed on the page, not pasted.
  • When Prue as a dog is running out of the front door, it is visible that it's a he.
  • When Prue as a dog is got hit by the car, the left side of her body is injured. Later when she turns back into human, her right hip hurts. 
  • When Piper blows up the Hi Fi Tower, the tape player in the front is completely destroyed. After she puts out the fire with the extinguisher, the frames of the player seems unharmed.
  • When Phoebe as a Banshee kicks Belthazor over a crypt, he falls to the ground and his pants slips up on his left leg, showing the actor's white skin.

Continuity Errors

  • Piper tells Phoebe that she is not the first Halliwell to fall in love with a demon, referring to herself and Jeremy Burns. However, Jeremy was a warlock.
  • The page Phoebe writes in about Cole was not blank before. It was an entry about the "Belthazor Vanquish Potion"


  • At the start: The Corrs, "Give Me a Reason"
  • At the end: The Corrs, "Breathless"


Episode Stills

Behind the Scenes


Piper: Bad Prue! Very, very, bad Prue!

Phoebe: Oh, she's such a pretty dog.
Piper: Well, what else do you expect?
Leo: A doberman?
(Prue as a dog barks at Leo)
Leo: Easy! (stepping back)

Phoebe: This is worse than I thought.
Piper: I never imagined anything like this could ever happen to us.
Phoebe: All I know is this can't go on much longer.
Piper: (sighs) So, what we are gonna do?
Phoebe: (sighs) Rock paper scissors?
Piper: No way, you already lost.
Phoebe: Two out of three!
Piper: Uh-uh. (handing out Phoebe a plastic bag)
(Prue as a dog comes out from the bushes after answering nature's call)
Phoebe: This is so humiliating.

Leo: Are you okay?
Piper: Am I okay? Prue is a dog and Phoebe is a banshee, I'm not even in the vicinity of okay!!

Piper: (touching Prue's hair)
Prue: What are you doing?
Piper: I think you've got fleas.
Prue: You know what, that is so not funny, cause I think I do.
Piper: I think you do.
Prue: Okay, you have no idea how hard it was being a dog, okay, I mean, peeing outside, eating everything and anything, and just (sniffing) smelling everything,...
Piper: Must have been "ruff!" (rough). No pun intended. (smiling)
Prue: Aha... aha... Well, at least I got to meet a really cute guy.
Piper: You met a guy?
Prue: Mmhmm. (nods)
Piper: As a dog?!
Prue: Mmhmm. (nods)
Piper: How?!
Prue: Well, he ran me over.

Piper: Prue and Phoebe are the super-witches, and I just tag along and freeze things, and now I can't even do that right.

International Titles

  • French: Indestructible
  • Czech: Kdopak to štěká (Look Who's Barking)
  • Slovak: Pozri sa kto šteká (Look Who's Barking)
  • Russian: Крик души [Krik duši] (Cry of the Soul)
  • Spanish (Spain): Mira quién está ladrando (Look Who's Barking)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Mira quién ladra (Look Who Barks)
  • Serbian: Gledaj ko to laje (Look Who's Barking)
  • Italian: Ascolta il Tuo Cuore (Listen to Your Heart)
  • German: Die Todesfee (The Banshee)
  • Hungarian: A banshee (The Banshee)
  • Finnish: Ei haukku haavaa tee (Barking makes no wounds)
Previous Episode:
Exit Strategy
Next Episode:
All Hell Breaks Loose
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Comics: 9 - 10
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