Out of Sight is the 19th episode of the first season and the 19th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Out of Sight, go here.
To read the full script of Out of Sight, go here.

The sisters attempt a dangerous rescue of a boy who has been kidnapped by a Grimlock, and Prue's secret is shattered when a reporter witnesses her using her magical powers.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]


Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]


The Soul Energy that every Human possesses. Its Strength is determined by the amount of Goodness a Person creates.


are white demons
with whirling red eyes,
Underground Demons who roam
from city to city killing powerful forces of Good
by seeing the unique Auras that surround
them, which they are able to do by stealing
the sight of innocent children.
The stolen eyesight will last twenty-four
hours, but only if the children are alive.
After the children's use has waned,
the Grimlocks consume them.

To Destroy a Grimlock:
Gather a Shisandra Root
on a Wednesday of a waxing moon.
Lighting an Orange or Gold candle,
Create an infusion by slowly boiling the root
in a Ritual Vessel.

Throw the Infusion into the Grimlock's Eyes
All will melt away to What it Was.

Additional Entries[]

  • Piper looked through the Book and found information on demons with no eyes, demons with four eyes, and eyes that grew legs.


  • Prue made vanquishing potions with Shisandra roots for the Grimlocks.


  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to unintentionally levitate a Grimlock and David for a brief moment, flick a screwdriver into the wheel of Eric Lohman's car, toss a large pipe at a Grimlock, ascend the steel grate Piper is on to get her out of the hole, throw a Grimlock and throw the already spilt vanquishing potion at a Grimlock.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze a moving truck and a baby carriage.
  • PremonitionUsed by Phoebe to see the storm drains where the Grimlock's victims where kept.
  • Aura Choking: Used by Grimlock to choke the aura of Jerry Cartwright, Piper, Prue and Phoebe.
  • Sense Stealing: Used by the Grimlocks to steal their victim's sense of sight.
  • Super Strength: Used by Grimlocks during combat.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • The WB used the promo title “Blind Sided” for this episode. It is still known by this name in Australia and the UK.
  • This is the first episode that explores the long-running theme of Exposure.
  • In this episode, Prue's powers advance into channeling through her hands. Although, in previous episodes, she has channeled her power (albeit unintentionally) through her hands when her powers were just re-awakened.
  • In this episode, it is revealed that good people's auras are golden.
  • Andy discovers the sisters are witches in this episode.
  • This is the second time Prue telekinetically moves a liquid. The first time was in I've Got You Under My Skin where she redirected some spilling paint.
  • This is the first time that Prue throws a potion spilled on the floor onto a demon using her telekinesis. Paige would later do the same via Telekinetic Orbing to vanquish Barbas (Sympathy for the Demon).
  • This episode scored 5.7 million viewers.
  • Prue confesses to Eric that she's a witch with magical powers, only for him to be killed by demons just minutes later, foreshadowing an eerie pattern throughout the series which befalls many non-magical humans.
  • This is the first episode in which a demon is vanquished with a potion.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Grimlocks and the first time that the Charmed Ones have to deal with the Grimlocks. The second time is in "All Halliwell's Eve".
  • The scene where Piper freezes a truck from hitting a baby carriage, will be re-used in We All Scream for Ice Cream. Although, the scene cuts off before the baby carriage and the truck appeared.
  • In this episode, Eric Lohman attempted to trick Prue and Piper into using their powers so he could videotape it and managed to catch Piper's purse instantaneously switching from her right to her left shoulder. However, this would have likely not been considered real proof that the sisters were magical, as Eric could have simply paused the tape and restarted it at a time when Piper had switched the positions of her purse. Even while watching the tape, it appears as if the recording simply cuts off and picks back up at a later time.
  • Prue says that if the sisters get exposed, a media circus on their front lawn will ensure. This actually happens in "All Hell Breaks Loose".
  • Some part of scenes were used as Season 2-3 Opening Credits:

(before Prue's clip)

(before Piper's clip)

Cultural References[]

  • Prue mentions E.T., E.T. (meaning Extra-Terrestrial) is a 1982 science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • The title is a reference to the well known expression "Out of sight, out of mind". It can also be a reference to the movie Out of Sight (1998).
  • There is a Transformers character named "Grimlock" who is the leader of the Autobot sub-group called the Dinobots, and transforms into a robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Continuity Errors[]

  • When Prue is chasing after the Grimlock and David, after they disappear she stops and the camera zooms out. It clearly was filmed at a different location.
  • On Eric Lohman's footage of Prue when she admits she is a witch. The side of the house behind Shannen Doherty clearly shows studio lights and a chair on the left side (either the director's or an actors) at 34:07.
  • After Prue makes the potion, she puts some in one jar and starts to put more in another jar but doesn't actually put any in. The phone rings, and she answers it, and has a conversation. When she hangs up the phone, she grabs two filled potion jars and goes to leave. (Scratch that, she had filled three jars and was going to fill a fourth jar before she stopped. If you need proof watch the episode and pause it at 33:26)


  • Hermes Bird by Remy Zero.


Promotional Pictures[]

Episode Stills[]


Phoebe: What did you tell them?
Prue: That I saw a butcher with whirling eyes take David.
Phoebe: And what did he say?
Prue: What did you think he said? He thought I was nuts.

Eric: Prue Halliwell?
Prue: Yes.
Eric: Hi. Eric Lohman. Bay Weekly alternative press. Have you heard of us?
Prue: Sorry.
Eric: Oh, well, you will. Listen, I was hoping might be able to help me with a story I'm working on.
Prue: On the auction business?
Eric: No, actually on magic.
Prue: Magic? Why would you come to me?
Eric: I don't know. Maybe because I saw you levitate two people in the park with just a wave of your hand. I take that as a no comment. So what are you anyway? Some kind of David Copperfield, Lance Burton, freak of nature?

Prue: A reporter saw me use my powers in the park and he's threatening to write an article about it.
Phoebe: What? Does he have any proof?
Prue: Just what he saw.
Phoebe: So it's your word against his.
Prue: Yeah, the difference is, his word is delivered to a half a million homes each week.

(stirring the Grimlock vanquishing potion in the kitchen)
Prue: I feel like I should be cackling.

International Titles[]

  • French: Innocence perdue (Lost Innocence)
  • Serbian: Daleko od očiju (Out of Sight)
  • Czech: Naslepo (Blindly)
  • Slovak: Z temnoty (From Darkness)
  • Italian: La pozione magica (The Magical Potion)
  • Polish: Oślepieni (Blinded)
  • Spanish (Spain): Ciegos (Blind)
  • Spanish (Latin America): El lado ciego (The Blind Side)
  • Hungarian: Nincs több titok (No More Secrets)
  • Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil): Sem Visão (Without Vision)
  • Russian: Свет магии [Svet magii] (Light of Magic)
  • Finnish: Sokeana hetkenä (Blind Moment)
  • German: Blind (Blind)
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