Sight Unseen is the fifth episode of the third season and the 49th overall episode of Charmed.


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An invisible demon is sent by the Triad to destroy the sisters as Prue obsesses over a human stalker who seeks to kill her.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Special Musical Guest[]


Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]

  1. To Erase a Memory is before the page on Troxa.
  2. Belthazor is before the Hand of Fatima.


This Invisible Demon has the ability to
attack unsuspecting victims and escape without
detection. Although his power prevents the naked
eye from seeing him, his being is still corporeal;
therefore, he cannot pass through objects or walls.
Troxa's one Weakness is that
his ectoplasmic biochemistry is sensitive to
cold. When he encounters cold temperatures
he may become partially visible.
This vulnerability can be used to defeat him.


Beware of this Demonic
Soldier of Fortune. Both powerful and
dangerous, he has destroyed countless
witches, innocents, and demons.
As sinister as he
is intelligent, he is not to be trusted,
Belthazor's known abilities include
throwing energy balls and shimmering
from place to place, but his powers are
probably not limited to these capabilities.
Because there is no known way to defeat him,
Belthazor should be avoided at all costs.


  • Prue casts a spell using siderite crystals around the Book of Shadows, forming a Crystal Cage. (unseen)


  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to throw Abbey out of the Manor window. She later used it to smack away a pillow Troxa held to her face and to swat Troxa. After being kidnapped by Abbey, she used it to untie her ropes, to throw Abbey against a wall and to throw a bookshelf and several objects in the basement onto her. She flung Abbey again, onto a kitchen wall cabinet, knocking her out.
  • Orbing: Type of teleportation used by Leo.
  • Shimmering: Type of teleportation used by Cole.
  • Summoning: Used by the Triad to summon Cole to their lair.
  • Invisibility: Used by Trox to make himself invisible.
  • The Triad used a power to vanquish Troxa.
  • Premonition: Phoebe had a premonition of Abbey shooting Prue to death at the manor kitchen.
  • Astral Projection: Used by Prue to distract Abbey.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Abbey and the bullet.


Notes and Trivia[]


WB's promo

  • Prue's notes states Javna is a Level 1 demon.
  • Phoebe does not use her Levitation power.
  • This is the first episode where Prue has doubts about Cole. She thinks that he could be a demon.
  • The shirt that Abbey put on in the basement was the shirt that Prue wore in "Be Careful What You Witch For".
  • Phoebe kisses Cole for the first time in this episode.
  • The original airdate of this episode is November 2, 2000, which, according to the Halliwell's family tree, is Phoebe's birthday.
  • Prue's pride, or arrogance, is what leads to her downfall. In "Sin Francisco", Prue becomes infected with Pride, one of the seven deadly sins.
  • Prue was able to untie herself without looking at the rope. She also had sent Abbey flying with a squint of her eyes.
  • This is the last time Prue channels her telekinesis through her eyes.
  • This is the first instance where one of the sisters uses a Crystal Cage to trap a demon.

Cultural References[]

  • The title is based on the phrase "sight unseen" which means 'without previous inspection'.

Continuity Errors[]

  • When Piper freezes Abbey the first time, the camera points to Abbey and the gun is straight, whereas the second time it is pointed downwards.




Prue: How do you know it wasn't a demon?
Phoebe: Demons don't usually fondle.

(Prue talking about a demon that's trying to get to the Book of Shadows)
Prue: If you guys don't want to take this seriously, that's your business. Me? I'm on a mission.
Leo: Whoa...
Phoebe: We really need to get her laid, huh?

Phoebe:Here is my stalker list. It's mostly guys that I knew in New York.
Piper: Wow, you were busy in New York.

Piper : (to Prue about Abbey) Everything's gonna be okay. Everything will be great... as soon as I fire her.

Darryl: Well, on the human side of things, I need you guys to put together a grudge list of any enemies you have past or present.
(Prue hands him a piece of paper.)
Prue: Already done.
Darryl: (reading from the list) Abraxas, Barbas, Yama... What did you do? Date the United Nations?

International Titles[]

  • French: Balthazar (Belthazor)
  • Finnish: Näkymätön mies (Invisible Man)
  • Polish: Czego oczy nie widzą (What Your Eyes Cannot See)
  • Czech: Neviditelný (Invisible)
  • Slovak: Vidieť neviditeľné (See the Unseen)
  • Russian: Увидеть невидимое [Uvidet′ nevidimoe] (To See the Unseen)
  • Spanish (Spain): Visión oculta (Hidden Vision)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Demonio invisible (Invisible Demon)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): O demônio invisível (The Invisible Demon)
  • Serbian: Videti neviđeno (See the Unseen)
  • Italian: La Trappola (The Trap)
  • German: Die Dämonenfalle (The Demon Trap)
  • Hungarian: Démonok és emberek (Demons and Humans)
Previous Episode:
All Halliwell's Eve
Next Episode:
Primrose Empath
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Comics: 9 - 10