"But if the good part of what I saw can happen, that would be great, because it was incredible. I was so happy and calm and peaceful, and my little girl."
Phoebe to Piper, Leo and Kyra

Witchness Protection is the 10th episode of the seventh season and the 144th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Witchness Protection, go here.
To read the full script of Witchness Protection, go here.

Leo is forced to protect the Seer upon the Avatars' insistence that she has information that can help destroy the demons while Agent Brody shares his darkest secret with Paige.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]



Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]


LeoTheLion Zankou

The entry in the Book of Shadows.

One of the
most powerful Demons of
the Underworld,
Zankou is a threat
to all that is good
and feared even by his
own kind. So great
were his abilities
and ambitions, he
once contested
The Source for
control of the

Only this piece of the entry is known, the other part was never revealed and thus remains unknown. It can be assumed that the rest of the entry discusses Zankou's powers and great defeats throughout history.


To Release Zankou[]

The following incantation was used by an old wizard to release Zankou from his prison.

Lexanero bestia!

Humanity Spell[]

This spell was written by Phoebe to transform Kyra into a human, it was to be used by the sisters, along with the powers of the Elders; it was written in a deleted scene which never aired on television but was seen in a featurette on a behind-the-scenes look at Witchness Protection.

The Power of Three now acts as One,
To make this Demon come Undone.
We Vanish the powers and evil of She,
Now Bless her with Humanity.


  • Electrokinesis: Used by Leo to vanquish demons in the Underworld and the Manor.
  • Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo and Paige.
  • Fireballs: Used by demons to attack Kyra.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to attack Kyra with a mirror.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to try and blow up Kyra and a demon.
  • Fading: Type of Teleportation used by the Avatars.
  • Force Field: Used by Leo to deflect several fireballs.
  • Particle Swarm: Used by Zankou to vanquish Kyra.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see Kyra's vanquish. Kyra also foresaw several events throughout the episode as well as shared a vision of Utopia with Phoebe.

Notes and Trivia[]

Charisma Charmed Promo

WB's promo

  • This is the seventeenth episode to have the word "witch" in the title.
  • The WB used the promo (commercial) title "Charmed, with Charisma" for this episode to promote the guest appearance of Charisma Carpenter, familiar to WB audiences as Cordelia Chase on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spin-off "Angel".
  • This episode introduces Zankou, who becomes one of the most powerful and cunning enemies the sisters face throughout the series.
  • When Phoebe is in the attic attempting to get a premonition of Kyra, the sound effect for her empathy can be heard. She is also able to feel the emotions in her premonition.
  • Kyra is looking through a photo album in the attic in this episode, many of the pictures are of events that happened earlier in the series, like one from "Baby's First Demon".
  • Oded Fehr (Zankou) is the second actor from the movie "The Mummy" to play a character in the series. The first was Arnold Vosloo, who played a darklighter in "Murphy's Luck".
  • The Swarm King and Vulture Demon in this episode are both very different from earlier appearances. It is possible they were only credited as such, while they were meant to be generic demons.
  • Piper does not use her Molecular Immobilization power.

Cultural References[]

  • The title is a reference to the "witness protection program", where witnesses of a crime are placed under federal protection before, during and after a trial.

Continuity Errors[]

  • It's stated or implied multiple times throughout the episode that the Seer can't feel anything, both emotionally and tactilely, yet she feels pain when she gets hit by a Fireball.


Episode Stills[]

Behind the Scenes[]


Phoebe: Wait. Are you saying that you've been living in our house as an Avatar, and you haven't told us?
Leo: Look, I'm the same old Leo.
Piper: Only not. Is this how you went from psycho crazy guy to happy-happy guy? Because you became an Avatar?

International Titles[]

  • French: Démons et merveilles (Demons and Wonders)
  • Czech: Program na ochranu čarodějek (Witches Protection Program)
  • Slovak: Ochrana svedkov (Witness Protection)
  • Spanish (Spain): La protección de las brujas (Witches Protection)
  • Spanish (Latin America): Testigo Protegido (Witness Protection)
  • Serbian: Vesticja Zastita (Witches Protection)
  • Italian: Visione dal futuro (Vision of the Future)
  • German: Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst (I Spy with My Little Eye)
  • Hungarian: Démonvédelmi program (Demon-Protection Program)
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