"Yeah, I think we need to talk to Paige first, because this little power of one kick of hers is getting out of control."
Piper to Phoebe about Paige.

Soul Survivor is the 7th episode of the sixth season and the 118th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Soul Survivor, go here.
To read the full script of Soul Survivor, go here.

Paige discovers that her new boss has sold his soul to the demon Zahn. Despite her sisters' pleas, Paige makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her boss.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Special Musical Guest[]


Featuring []


Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]


Zahn bos
A lower-level
and soul trader
who specializes
in demonic
contracts and
demonic law.

To Summon the Dead[]

Place five candles in a loose circle on the
floor, light the candles and then Chant:
Hear these words
hear my cry
Spirit from the
other side
Come to me I
summon thee
Cross now the Great Divide.

To Call a Lost Witch[]

Phoebe and Piper reversed this spell to send themselves to Paige.

Power of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies
Come to us who call you near
Come to us and settle here.


To Summon Zahn[]

Piper and Phoebe used this spell to summon Zahn. They wanted to give him one chance to give up Larry's soul, otherwise they'd vanquish him, but before they could even start talking, Paige and Richard summoned him as well.

We call upon the Ancient Powers,
To summon one to save a soul.


  • Animal Transformation Potion: Phoebe made a potion to turn Spencer Ricks into a turkey, and later a pig.
  • Phoebe also made a potion to reverse the effects of the previous one.
  • Paige made a vanquishing potion for Zahn, but he froze it and destroyed it with an energy ball.
  • Phoebe made a potion to vanquish Zahn. It might have been the same one as the one Paige made.
  • Piper and Phoebe threw Vanquishing potions at him. It probably was the same potion they brewed before.


  • Flaming: Type of teleportation used by Zahn and his minions.
  • Energy Ball: Used by Zahn's Minions to attack Larry and Paige and kill Larry. Zahn used it to destroy a frozen potion bottle and to attack Paige. A Demon at the Demonic Auction used it to attack Phoebe and Piper.
  • Photokinesis: Used by Wyatt to cover his eyes with orbs to scare away Piper's dates and Richard (though, being a witch, Richard wasn't frightened).
  • Shimmering: Type of Teleportation used by a Demon at Zahn's auction.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Zahn to fling Paige and Piper.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Zahn to freeze a potion bottle.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Paige.
  • Conjuration: Used by Zahn to conjure up shackles for Larry and a feather for Paige so she could sign her Faustian Deal.
  • Remote Flaming: Used by Zahn to teleport Larry to the Underworld.
  • Summoning: Used by Zahn to summon Larry to his office and Paige's body to the auction.
  • Soul Containment: Zahn released Larry's soul, making Larry's soul able to move on.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up a Grimlock, a Demon, and the vault where Zahn kept his Faustian Deals.
  • Empathy: Used by Phoebe to deviate a Demon's energy ball.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • The WB used the promo title Soul Sisters.
  • Paige dies for the fifth time in this episode.
  • After getting chased by the dinosaur, Chris says "I think he's gone. He looks gone. Do you think he's gone?". This is almost the same thing Piper said in "All Hell Breaks Loose", "I think we made it. I'm sure we made it. Do you think we made it?".
  • When Zahn is vanquished, Phoebe says she loves watching lawyers explode, which is likely a reference to Cole being vanquished.
  • Zahn advertised Paige as "A Charmed One, ladies and demons. One of only three in existence." This might be true for those still on Earth at the time but accounting for Prue there are actually four Charmed Ones in totality.
  • A central theme in this episode is Paige's need to be independent, an issue she has been struggling with ever since first meeting her sisters. Piper in particular seems to be troubled by this, as she fears for Paige's own safety and that of the rest of the family.
  • Paige blessed a soul for the first time in this episode, that soul being Larry Henderson. Her sisters first did this in "Exit Strategy".
  • This episode marks the farthest any character has ever traveled back in time.
  • Piper does not use her Molecular Immobilization power, Phoebe does not use her Premonition or Levitation powers and Paige does not use her Telekinetic Orbing power.
    • This is one of the few episode where the sisters's don't use their primary wiccan powers.

Cultural References[]

  • The title is a pun on the term sole survivor, which is used when a single person survives an accident. Sole survivor can also be a reference to a variety of films and/or songs.

Continuity Errors[]

  • After Paige leaves Larry's office and the camera focuses on the alarm clock sitting on his desk. When it hits midnight, the day doesn't change.
  • When Paige is trying to convince Piper and Phoebe that she needs to save Larry's soul, she has the Book of Shadows open to the page on vampires. In subsequent shots, the open page changes to with two different demons; but Paige's hands are down by her sides the entire time, so she couldn't have flipped the pages over. 
  • When Zahn's minions attack Larry, they have red energy balls, but when Larry is hit by one, the blast is blue.
  • When Leo is startled by the dinosaur in the past, as Leo falls you can see his stunt double has a different haircut.


Episode Stills[]


Piper: No, it's not how we work.
Paige: Well, if I hadn't did that Larry's soul could have been lost by now.

Phoebe: Hey, look who it is. Where have you two been?
Leo: Long story.

A Grimlock: 100 powers for all three.
Piper: Sold, to the dead Grimlock.

International Titles[]

  • French: Pacte avec le Diable (Pact With the Devil)
  • Finnish: Satanen sielustasi (A Hundred Euros for Your Soul)
  • Czech: Duše v ohrožení (Soul in Danger)
  • Slovak: Prežitie duše (Survival of the Soul)
  • Hungarian: A szerződés (The Contract)
  • Russian: Спасители душ [Spasiteli duš] (Soul Savers)
  • Spanish (Spain): Alma superviviente (Soul Survivor)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Salvadora de Almas (Soul's Savior) (Rescuer of Souls)
  • Italian: Anime all'asta (Soul Auction)
  • German: Seelenqualen (Anguish)
  • Serbian: Ugovor (The Contract)
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