Billie is pursuing a lead on Christy, but her parents are in town and Phoebe wants her to put it off. Phoebe offers the use of her car, provided she use it to pick up her parents. Billie is not exactly excited about seeing her parents. She says they will "suck the life out of this place" - and a nearby flower arrangement wilts.

Piper carries a camcorder, to record "the little things" for Leo's return. One of the "little things" turns out to be Phoebe being unable to answer a letter to her column: a woman feels too close to her twin brother and thinks she cannot open up to her new boyfriend.

Billie goes to a corporate executive, Rod Dalvos, who was kidnapped as a child. She hands him a list of kidnap victims: the enchanted paper glows faintly, revealing him to be magical. Dalvos has an argument with the CEO, his cousin Grant Pelham, who insists that the company will remain private while Dalvos wants to take it public. Once Billie has left and Dalvos is alone, a demon, Nanta, shimmers in. They realize that Billie is a witch; Nanta has created Dalvos and switched him with a human baby at birth.

The sisters, Billie and her parents have dinner. The scene is awkward, as no one really wants to talk. Paige excuses herself to go meet Henry. As the parents leave, Billie asks them about Christy. They argue, and Billie calls her parents "cold-hearted assassins". Suddenly, the parents are sharply dressed and packing knives and guns, they can't keep their hands off each other, and they no longer recognize Billie.

Billie and Phoebe go to the Book of Shadows. Billie notices the wilted flower arrangement and realizes that she has used some kind of power. Phoebe tells her of the power of "projection". They come back down to find Piper bound and gagged; the Jenkinses said they were looking for "some real action".

Paige goes to P3 to meet Henry, but he does not appear.

The sisters prepare a stun potion while Billie scries for her parents. Piper stays behind with her sons while the other witches track down the Jenkinses. Phoebe throws a potion, but Carl Jenkins shoots it right out of the air. The two begin shooting as Paige orbs the others away.

Nanta suggests to Dalvos that he hire the Jenkinses to kill Grant Pelham. He brings them a metal briefcase containing weapons and security badges. They are to go to a conference where Grant is to speak and shoot him.

Henry comes to the manor and tells Paige that a parolee skipped out on him. Paige is upset that he did not call. He admits having trouble getting close to people. Each accuses the other of keeping secrets.

Billie, scrying, finds her parents entering the conference. This time, Phoebe stays with the boys, encouraging Piper to take a more active role to deal with losing Leo. Billie, Paige and Piper enter the room as Helen Jenkins pulls a number of innocent-looking objects from her purse. She hands them to Carl, who assembles them and then stands up and shoots at Grant. Piper freezes the room and Paige plucks the bullet from the air; but Nanta appears, and then Rod, who was faking to be frozen, stands up and shoots Grant. The crowd panics and flees as reporters frantically snap pictures.

Phoebe has found the answer to her reader's letter, advising her to move out of the house and open up to love outside the home.

Dalvos tells the reporters of Billie's visit and claims the Jenkinses had been upset that he could not help them in their search for Christy. The Jenkinses have split up and Phoebe is scrying in vain. She suggests the call-a-lost-witch spell might be able to summon them. The two of them meet in an alley and point their guns at each other. The spell summons them to the manor and the two point their guns at the witches. Billie appeals to their need to find Christy and the Jenkinses transform back to normal.

The law, however, is still after the Jenkinses and so Paige hatches a plot to clear their names. "Dalvos" confesses to a press conference that he shot Grant to take over the company. Out in the hall, "Dalvos" morphs into Piper. Nanta goes to the real Dalvos and conjures a pistol. The next day's headline attributes Dalvos's death to suicide.

Phoebe contemplates an ad for an apartment.

Paige meets with Henry and asks him why he can't get close to people. He attributes it to having grown up in foster homes. Paige assures him he doesn't have to run from her and kisses him.

Billie's mother gives her Christy's diary. She knew all along that Billie and Christy were witches, as her own mother had been one. The last page of the diary has a symbol, a pentagram with the uppermost angles rounded to form a heart; her parents have never known what it meant.

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