The fifth season of Charmed began airing on September 22, 2002 on The WB. Airing on Sundays at 8 P.M., the season consisted of twenty-three episodes and concluded its airing on May 11, 2003.

Charmed: The Complete Fifth Season was released in a six-disc box set on June 6, 2006 and later in a complete collection on November 18, 2008.

DVD summary[]

Fall under their spell... The Charmed Ones, Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Paige (Rose McGowan), are simply bewitching and they're here to stay! This season is rich with intense adventure, humor and intrigue as these sizzling supernatural siblings battle the forces of evil.

From the very first Season Five episode, when the sisters rush to the aid of an innocent mermaid, The Charmed Ones invite you into their irresistible magical world of paranormal action, fantasy, and suspense. What else do the Halliwell sisters have in store for you? One of them meets an evil Prince Charming; they become mystical comic book super-heroines and gorgeous Greek Goddesses to save the world from wicked evil, and even join forces with a Leprechaun!

Escape into their magical world... The Charmed Ones welcome you!

Cast and Characters[]

Main Cast[]

Recurring Cast[]

Notes and Trivia[]

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Charmed Opening Credits Season 5

  • The DVD box-set of this season was released on the sixth of June 2006 in region 1 (The U.S., Canada) and for all other regions in February, March or July 2006. It was not released in Japan and as with previous seasons it doesn't include any bonus features.
  • The Region 1 and Region 2 DVD's have different cover art. Region 1 has a blue cover with three individual pictures of the sisters and the triquetra in the background whilst Region 2 has a group picture and a green, cloudy sky as the background. This is the only cover art where the artwork differs completely; both in color and cast photos, between regions.
  • This season features both a two hour long season premiere as well as a two hour long season finale, a first in the series. Only the season premiere features the special, short opening.
  • The opening credits have changed slightly with new clips for each main cast member and new clips at the end of the opening featuring the three main lead actresses.
  • This is the first season to feature Eric Dane as Jason Dean.

Season 5 promo image

  • The main three actresses, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs, as well as Brian Krause appeared in every episode of the season. The rest of the male leads did not.
  • Julian McMahon left the series after the series 100th episode, saying he had grown tired of the role and that Cole had "told his tale".
  • Originally, Brad Kern planned for Paige and Cole to have an affair during this season. The story was intended to start with Paige casting the spell to open Phoebe's heart to Cole and Cole kissing her under the spell's influence. However, both Rose McGowan and Julian McMahon disliked the idea, causing Kern to scrap the idea altogether.
  • The sisters' powers develop this season as followed: Piper further improves her ability with her exploding power, Phoebe experiences her first Astral Premonition and Paige learns how to Glamour.

Episode List[]

No in series No in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
89 1 "A Witch's Tail, Part 1" James L. Conway Daniel Cerone September 22, 2002 4301090
5x01-PhoebeMermaid The Charmed Ones struggle to help a beautiful mermaid from losing her immortality, but are hindered by morphing mishaps and a fiendish water demon Sea Hag.
90 2 "A Witch's Tail, Part 2" Mel Damski Monica Breen & Alison Schapker September 22, 2002 4301090
5x02-48 Piper and Paige are lost when Phoebe takes off to live in the ocean as mermaid. Meanwhile, a skeletal demon Necron is furious after losing Mylie's immortal life force and now hunts for Phoebe's.
91 3 "Happily Ever After" John T. Kretchmer Curtis Kheel September 29, 2002 4301091
5x03-34 When an evil witch traps The Charmed Ones in warped classic fairy tales, Phoebe as Cinderella meets evil Prince Charming (Sean Patrick Flanery), Paige eats a poisoned apple, and Piper goes head-on with a big bad wolf.
92 4 "Siren Song" Joel J. Feigenbaum Krista Vernoff October 6, 2002 4301092
5x04PiperLeoPowers Piper and Paige try to save Phoebe's life from the scandalous Siren while Piper and Leo's personas are switched by their unborn child.
93 5 "Witches in Tights" David Straiton Mark Wilding October 13, 2002 4301093
Charmed505 483 A fiendish demon uses a young boy's magical drawings to transform into a super villain and, in order to stop the demon, the boy must transform The Charmed Ones into comic book super-heroines.
94 6 "The Eyes Have It" James Marshall Laurie Parres October 20, 2002 4301094
OrinEvilEye Phoebe loses her powers of premonition and, as she struggles to retrieve them, she sees a terrifying vision of The Charmed Ones' death.
95 7 "Sympathy for the Demon" Stuart Gillard Henry Alonso Myers November 3, 2002 4301095
5x07-3 The Demon of fear returns to seek vengeance on The Charmed Ones and the sisters become trapped in the manor battling their own fears.
96 8 "A Witch in Time" John Behring Daniel Cerone November 10, 2002 4301096
5x08-9 Two of The Charmed Ones are killed and the remaining sister must reverse the chain of death when Phoebe inadvertently opens a time tunnel that provides a pathway for a warlock from the future.
97 9 "Sam, I Am" Joel J. Feigenbaum Alison Schapker & Monica Breen November 17, 2002 4301097
5x09-34 Cole attacks The Charmed Ones as he realizes that he must eventually give in to evil destiny in the hope that the sisters will vanquish him and end his suffering.
98 10 "Y Tu Mummy También" Chris Long Curtis Kheel January 5, 2003 4301098
Y Tu Mummy Tambien A lovelorn demon mummifies Phoebe in his quest to find the perfect body to hold the spirit of his dead lover.
99 11 "The Importance of Being Phoebe" Derek Johansen Krista Vernoff January 12, 2003 4301099
PhoebeFightingPhoebe After kidnapping Phoebe, Cole's scheming spells create mayhem for the remaining Charmed Ones as he tries to gain access to the powerful Nexus in the manor.
100 12 "Centennial Charmed" James L. Conway Brad Kern January 19, 2003 4301100
5x12P10 Cole's twisted attempts to win Phoebe back destroy the Power of Three. The Charmed Ones must overcome the destruction he has caused and pull together to vanquish the desperate Cole.
101 13 "House Call" Jon Paré Henry Alonso Myers February 2, 2003 4301101
5x13-10 The Charmed Ones become helplessly self-destructive when the Council of Witch Doctors brings voodoo dolls along on a house call.
102 14 "Sand Francisco Dreamin'" John T. Kretchmer Alison Schapker & Monica Breen February 9, 2003 4301102
Dreams caged Terrifying nightmares come to life when a demon attacks the Charmed Ones with dream dust. The sister must magically re-enter their nightmares to unmask the symbolic meaning of their dreams.
103 15 "The Day the Magic Died" Stuart Gillard Daniel Cerone February 16, 2003 4301103
The Day the Magic Died - born wyatt At a summit meeting with the leaders of evil, Phoebe and Paige discover that all magic - both good and bad - has disappeared. Piper needs her sisters' help after she loses her soon-to-be-born baby to the leaders.
104 16 "Baby's First Demon" John T. Kretchmer Krista Vernoff March 30, 2003 4301104
5x16-Wyatt Demon kidnappers target Piper's baby for the demonic black market, but when their first attempt fails, the demons use Paige as a pawn to launch an attack on Leo and the baby.
105 17 "Lucky Charmed" Roxann Dawson Curtis Kheel April 6, 2003 4301105
Leprachauns The Charmed Ones join forces with a Leprechaun to banish a deadly demon who is killing Leprechauns and stealing their magic. Good magic battles bad magic as the sisters try to reverse the Leprechauns' bad luck.
106 18 "Cat House" James L. Conway Brad Kern April 13, 2003 4301106
Kitwatches Piper accidentally casts a spell that sends Phoebe and Paige back in time where, unbeknownst to the sisters, a wicked warlock tries to permanently alter their future by killing the Charmed Ones' cat.
107 19 "Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun" Mel Damski Andrea Stevens & Doug E. Jones April 20, 2003 4301107
PaigeNymph Piper and Phoebe race against time to rescue Paige after she is transformed into a nymph and then captured by a demon who wants to rule the forest.
108 20 "Sense and Sense Ability" Stewart Schill & Joel J. Feigenbaum Brian Krause & Ed Bokinskie & Daniel Cerone & Krista Vernoff April 27, 2003 4301108
5x20-Sisters-Without-Senses An old crone who wants to kidnap Piper's baby weakens the Charmed Ones by stealing their senses. The blind, deaf, and mute sisters must overcome their handicaps to defeat her.
109 21 "Necromancing the Stone" Jon Paré Henry Alonso Myers & Alison Schapker & Monica Breen May 4, 2003 4301109
Grams and the Necromancer Halliwell matriarchs who have been summoned to bless Piper's baby fall prey to the Necromancer demon who has returned from the Spirit Realm to absorb their magical powers.
110 22 "Oh My Goddess! Part 1" Jonathan West Krista Vernoff & Curtis Kheel May 11, 2003 4301110
5x22-PhoebeChrisPaige At the risk of being seduced by their vast new powers, the Charmed Ones are transformed into gorgeous Greek Goddesses possessing the ultimate power to defeat a band of angry Greek mythic gods, the Titans.
111 23 "Oh My Goddess! Part 2" Joel J. Feigenbaum Daniel Cerone May 11, 2003 4301111
5x23-LeoBecomingAnElder The Charmed Ones have become powerful Goddesses able to defeat the mighty Titans. Meanwhile Leo gets a promotion which leads to Piper taking off and leaving behind her sisters and son.

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