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"They won't be able to ignore the cries for long. If the sisters are alive, they will come to the rescue. It's in their blood."
Paul Haas to Black Heart.

Malice in Wonderland is the 2nd episode of the eighth season and the 158th overall episode of Charmed.

Summary

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The Charmed Ones come to Billie's rescue when she tries to stop Haas, a young demon who wants to lure the sisters out of hiding and take over the Underworld.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Co-Stars

Magical Notes

Potions

  • Phoebe made vanquishing potions for Black Heart and Paul Haas.

Powers

  • Telekinesis: Used by Paul Haas to open the doors at Magic School and to fling Billie in the sewer and by Billie to recover her athame in the alley.
  • Energy Ball: Used by Paul Haas to destroy several things at Magic School, to show that demonic powers can now be used inside the institution. He also formed one to attack the Charmed Ones, but they vanquished him before he could throw it.
  • Shredding: Type of Teleportation used by Black Heart.
  • Shapeshifting: Used by Black Heart to shapeshift into a little white rabbit and to turn back into herself.
  • Energy Bolt: Used by Black Heart to attack Billie.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige on Billie's chair.
  • Illusion Casting: Used by Black Heart to create illusions to drive the teenagers crazy.

Artifacts

  • Scrying Crystal - A magical pendant used for scrying. Paige used it to scry for Billie with Billie's wig. Billie also scried for Black Heart.
  • The 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

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Promo poster

  • The recruitment officer that Paige dates in the end is portrayed by the same actor (Michael McLafferty) who played Prue's boyfriend Alan Stanton in "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!".
  • Paige displayed amazing fighting skills when she beats Billie at a hand-to-hand combat. This marks the first time that Paige displays these skills.
  • Paige is the only sister to use her powers in this episode.

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the story of Lewis Caroll and/or the Disney animated film, "Alice in Wonderland" (1951). The demons actually use the story as inspiration for their plan.
  • It is revealed that Phoebe is a fan of "Sex and the City" series. This serves as the source of many references, as well as Phoebe narrating every scene in this episode in the style of SatC character Carrie Bradshaw.
    • Coincidentally, Jason Lewis appeared several times in "Sex and the City" as Smith, one of Samantha's boyfriends.
    • The closing sequence shows Phoebe writing and reading her column, describing the impact of "signs" on Paige, Piper, and her lives, which in her case, brought her "back to where you started from", in the exact same way Carrie Bradshaw ends the finale episode of Sex and the City, where she describe the impact of relationships on her friends and on her, and where she ends up also "where she started".
  • The manicurist makes a reference to Agatha Christie's novel "the ABC Murders".

Glitches

  • After the family meeting, Paige goes upstairs and her true reflection can be seen.
  • When Billie fell, her sunglasses disappeared.
  • In the opening scene in the bathroom, Phoebe's reflection in the mirror does not match her position.

Continuity Errors

  • While Piper is talking to Leo about how her life flew by she makes several errors. She said she was fresh from college, trying to become a chef, and single, and then everything came crashing down because she got her powers. However, Piper was engaged to Jeremy at the time and had worked as an accountant after college.
  • Paul Haas mentioned how "Cinderella nearly turned the Charmed Ones into pumpkins", though it was only Phoebe who was turned into a pumpkin, and the Wicked Witch that attacked them.

Gallery

Episode Stills

International Titles

  • French: Traquées (Tracked) ([One] Tracks [Down])
  • Slovak: Alica v ríši znamení (Alice in Signsland)
  • Russian: Алиса в стране злобных чудес [Alisa v strane zlobnyh čudes] (Alice in Angry Wonderland)
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America): Malicia en el país de las maravillas (Malice in Wonderland)
  • Spanish (Syfy): Alicia en el país de las maravillas (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Italian: Streghe nel paese delle meraviglie ('Charmed' in Wonderland)
  • German: Halliwells im Wunderland (Halliwells in Wonderland)
  • Czech: Znamení (Sign)
  • Serbian: Malice u zemlji Čuda
  • Hungarian: Alíz Démonországban (Alice in Demonland)
Previous Episode:
Still Charmed and Kicking
Next Episode:
Run, Piper, Run
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Comics: 9 - 10
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