The Fourth Sister is the 7th episode of the first season and the 7th overall episode of Charmed.


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A troubled teenager, Aviva, befriends Phoebe with the hopes of joining the Halliwell coven of witches, but Aviva's mentor has her own agenda - to steal the Charmed Ones' powers.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


Magical Notes

Book of Shadows


A spirit sorceress cursed
into her own dimension, she
appears in reflections and
has the power to possess
innocents, and uses them as
pawns to usurp a witch's
power and turn them to
To get rid of her, shatter her


To Summon Kali

In order to contact Kali, Aviva had to summon her into her mirror. She made a small altar in front of her mirror which consisted of 5 black candles and a small figurine. Six other black candles were surrounding her. Aviva sat in the lotus position as she concentrated and began to chant the following spell:

Come to me, Kali,
I conjure thee, Kali.


  • TelekinesisUsed by Prue to shut the manor doors and push Kali's body into a mirror.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Leo, Andy and the popcorn Aviva heated, and then to freeze Kali in Aviva's body, separating the two.
  • PremonitionUsed by Phoebe to see Aviva kill Prue with a fireball.
  • ThermokinesisUsed by Aviva to heat the popcorn Prue and Andy intended to eat and fry the movie Prue intended to watch with Andy.
  • Pyrokinesis: Used by Aviva to Burn a poster that Leo Put up and later she used this in an attempt to kill Prue but ended up destroying Phoebe's sweater, Kali used this in Aviva's body while attacking the Charmed Ones.
  • PossessionUsed by Kali to possess Aviva.

Notes and Trivia

  • Darryl does not appear in this episode.
  • Rebecca Balding, who played Jackie, later played Elise Rothman, Phoebe's boss at The Bay Mirror.
  • The Halliwells' home phone number is revealed as 555-0198. This is also the number that appears on their TV in the season 3 episode "Sin Francisco" when Piper buys a sculpture among many other objects.
  • It appears that Aviva had latent witch genes which were just beginning to show themselves. She only had basic witch powers (such as spellcasting) before Kali granted her powers. Additionally, when Piper froze the room, Aviva stayed unfrozen.
  • This is the only time that Piper refers to Grams as grandma.
  • Brian Krause and Danielle Harris would work together again in the horror movie, Cyrus.
  • Kali suggested that Aviva use Phoebe as a way to get close to the Charmed Ones; Cole tried to get close to the sisters almost three years later the same way.
  • This episode scored 6.6 million viewers.
  • Future Phoebe and Paige time traveled from 2003 ("Cat House") to this episode's timeline when Piper and Phoebe were both checking out Leo.
  • This is the first appearance of Fireballs in the series.
  • In Phoebe's premonition of Prue getting attacked, everything is black and white except for the fireball, this could be due to the fact that it was a magical attack.
  • This is the only episode in which Leo and Andy ever encounter each other. This notes that other than Phoebe and Piper, Leo is the only person to encounter every regular character throughout the series, including Jenny Gordon whom he runs into briefly in "That Old Black Magic".
  • The method the sisters use to dispossess Kali from Aviva is the first and only time it's used.
  • Prue's powers are starting to grow; she is now able to close the door without seeing it.
  • Despite the fact that the idea had not been contemplated before the beginning of the series, we will later discover that the Halliwell sisters were actually four, with the emergence of half-sister named Paige Matthews in season 4.

Cultural References

  • Phoebe's line "Got Milk?" is a reference to the famous American slogan.



Episode Stills


Phoebe: My Santa you've changed!

(Phoebe and Piper watch Leo leave.)
Phoebe: Oh. Quite possibly the finest glutes in the city.
Piper: In the state.
Phoebe: In all the land.
Piper: I saw him first.

Piper: You kissed him at homecoming.
Phoebe: No, I did not kiss him at homecoming. I was helping him find a contact lens.
Piper: Oh please. You were all over him with your breasts all...whatever.
Phoebe: I didn't even have breasts back then.
Piper: Phoebe, you've always had breasts.

Piper: So if one of us…got Leo…it'd be okay with the other one.
Phoebe: Absolutely.
Piper: So we can just consider this a friendly competition.
Phoebe: Sibling rivalry.
Piper: War.
Phoebe: Exactly.

Leo: Just…just out of curiosity, um…are you and Aviva…(Phoebe raises her eyebrows in confusion.) I mean, Piper said that…
Phoebe: Piper said what?
Leo: Uh. Nothing…I think I need some water.

International Titles

  • French: La quatrième sœur (The Fourth Sister)
  • Finnish: Pikkusisko (Little Sister)
  • Polish: Czwarta siostra (The Fourth Sister)
  • Czech: Čtvrtá sestra (The Fourth Sister)
  • Slovak: Štvrtá sestra (The Fourth Sister)
  • Serbian: Četvrta sestra (The Fourth Sister)
  • Italian: Lo specchio (The Mirror)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): A Quarta Irmã (The Fourth Sister)
  • Russian: Четвёртая сестра [Četvërtaja sestra] (The Fourth sister)
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America): La cuarta hermana (The Fourth Sister)
  • German: Schwester der Nacht (Sister of the Night)
  • Hungarian: A varázstükör (The Magical Mirror)
Previous Episode:
The Wedding From Hell
Next Episode:
The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Comics: 9 - 10
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