Be Careful What You Witch For

Be Careful What You Witch For

Teleplay by: Brad Kern, Zack Estrin and Chris Levinson
Story by: Brad Kern
Directed by: Shannen Doherty
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick

Season 2, Episode 22
Episode Number: 44

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[Scene: The Council. It is dark and foggy. There are five hooded men standing in a circle and a dragon warlock standing in the middle. There is a genie bottle on the ground next to him.]

Council #1: Council will remind you of the heavy losses emanating from this San Francisco. From what we have learned all of the witches there have been turned.

Dragon Warlock: I descend from a long line of Dragon Warlocks. When my father died, he left me two things. The power of flight and the passion and hatred of those who killed him – witches. And I will not rest until I put all witches to rest.

Council #2: The council is intrigued. However, all who have used force of these witches before have failed.

Council #3: There is another way.

(The man clicks his fingers and smoke blows out of the bottle. A male genie appears.)

Dragon Warlock: A genie? You can’t be serious.

Council #3: Tell them what you told me.

Genie: Well, actually that was kind of a just between you and me kind of thing.

Council #3:Tell it!

Genie: Right. Well, personally I think that the best way to destroy witches is not to treat them like witches at all. You treat them like humans. Most of your evil doers, naughty types, think it’s best to deprive humans of what they desire. No. You wanna get them, you give them exactly what they desire. You grant them their wishes, it’ll lead to their undoing.

Council #2: We don’t know that. He’s a genie.

Council #3:If council agrees how do we proceed?

Genie: Just make sure that the bottle cross paths with the witches and let el Genie grande, take it from there.

Dragon Warlock: With all due respect, Genie’s only work for themselves. If he grants them three wishes, he goes free. How do you know that he won’t betray you?

Councillor#1: Remember, getting your freedom does not make you free from us.

Councillor # 2: As long as you are a Genie we can find you anytime, anywhere.

[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Phoebe, Piper and Leo are there. Phoebe is groaning while Piper is bandaging up her ankle.]

Phoebe: Check my to do list. It says bank, dry cleaners, pedicure. No where on the list does it say kick box a beast. Just walking along, minding my own business and ‘wham!’ it was like a random attack, a demonic drive-by.

Piper: Nothing in our lives is random anymore.

Phoebe: You know, we keep saying that but what does it really mean? Is there some kind of cosmic order to all this? Are we on some kind of list? And if so, how many points are we worth?

Leo: Phoebe…

Phoebe: What? We’ve had a great year, we’ve wiped out a tonne of nasties. I just wanna know if we’ve tripped some supernatural alarm or anything. Owie! And are we ever gonna learn what it really means?

Leo: Well, not to sound all whitelightery but everything happens in its own time. You can’t rush what’s to be.

Piper: Okay, how about what already is. Dan is back in town.

Leo: So?

Piper: So what am I gonna tell him? The last time I saw him he handed me proof that you were killed in 1942. He’s gonna expect a reaction from me.

Phoebe: How about “Hey Dan, you’re right, I am a necrophiliac.”

Piper: Phoebe.

Phoebe: Ow! Why does everyone always Phoebe me?

(Prue walks in.)

Prue: Hey.

Piper: Where are you off to?

Prue: Lunch date with Dick.

Phoebe: Dull Dick? Prue, you are too hot to have to duty date.

Prue: Yeah, well, all demon hunting and no play has made me a lot less picky. I gotta figure out a way to put some more balance in my life.

Piper: Yeah, but you don’t need Dick. (Prue, Phoebe and Leo smile.) What I mean is you should be excited to see the guy you’re dating. You look like you’re off to the inquisition.

Prue: It’s not that bad.

Piper: Okay, I have to go open the club. Are you gonna be alright, Pheebs? (Piper stands up.)

Phoebe: Yes. (Leo helps Phoebe up.) Thanks Leo. I’m gonna take a walk and try to loosen up my ankle. (They walk into the foyer and open the door. There is a box sitting on the doorstep. Prue picks it up.) What is that?

Prue: I don’t know. (Prue opens the lid.)

Piper: Somebody got a secret admirer?

(Piper takes a bottle out of the box.)

Phoebe: Eww, it’s so dusty. Who would send us something so dusty?

(Phoebe rubs the bottle, the lid flies off and the genie appears.)

Genie: Your wish is my command.

(They stand there in awe.)

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Everyone’s there including the Genie.]

Phoebe: I don’t get it. You’ve been stuck in that bottle for 200 years, someone finally sends you to us and you have no idea who licked the stamp? I kinda find that hard to believe.

Prue: What, and a genie man standing in our living room wearing that offering to each grant a wish isn’t?

Genie: Well, I don’t get it. You win the lotto and you’re asking for explanations?

Piper: Actually, we’d just like to know who to send the thank you note to.

Genie: All I know is that you rubbed and now I serve. Oh, look at that. Mmm. Snacks. (He walks over to the table and picks up a peanut.) What I wouldn’t give to taste food just once. Smell it even.

Leo: I don’t trust him. Genie’s are tricksters by nature. They can and will do anything just to be freed.

Genie: What are you the butler? Come on, everybody’s got wishes. I mean, most people spend their entire lives with their wishes never coming true. Here’s your chance.

Phoebe: No way is this legit.

Genie: Oh, you don’t think so? Well, I’ll tell you what is. I stay until I grant three wishes. One from each of you, those are the rules. No wishes, permanent house guest. And I snore, I make house calls I can’t even pay for, you think I’m gonna be putting the CD’s back in the right case? No. Alright, talk amongst5 yourselves, I’ll be over here, alright. I have a hunch that I’m going to be here for a while. It’s a nice house.

(He walks into another room.)

Prue: He’s enjoying this.

Piper: Alright, Leo, what else do you know about Genies?

Leo: Well, the good thing is they’re not evil by nature, they can’t harm you unless you wish for something.

(The genie is in the other room throwing a vase up in the air.)

Prue: Well, I mean, what is so dangerous about a wish?

Leo: Well, with genie’s there’s always a catch, an unseen consequence. For example, say a man wishes for a car, the next day his dad’ll die and he’ll inherit a car.

Piper: So as long as we don’t wish…

Leo: You’re free and clear.

Prue: Clear enough to make a lunch date?

Phoebe: If what Leo says goes, you two go on ahead. Leave the genie with the cripple, I’m not really in a wishing mood.

(Prue kisses her on the cheek.)

Prue: Thank you gimp.

(She leaves.)

Piper: You sure?

Phoebe: Yeah, I’ll look through the Book and see if we can UPS him back to wherever he came from.

Piper: Alright.

(Leo and Piper leave the room. The genie comes back in.)

Genie: So, uh, what’s it gonna be, master?

[Scene: Cafe Le Blue. Prue is there with Dick. They are looking at menus.]

Prue: So, um, have you been here before?

Dick: Oh, it’s close to the office. I don’t like to take long lunches.

Prue: What’s good?

Dick: Caesar’s fine, pasta’s fine, fish is fine, steak is…

Prue: Fine.

Dick: Yeah, actually, how’d you know?

Prue: Wild guess. (mumbles behind the menu) What have I gotten myself into?

(The genie appears really tiny and stands on the top of Dick’s menu.)

Genie: Hey, Dick.

(The genie jumps in Dick’s mouth and goes down his throat. Dick then starts acting like the genie. Dick dips his fingers in the butter.)

Dick: Don’t you just love butter? Oh, creamy goodness, to your health.

(He licks off the butter.)

Prue: Ah, Dick, are you…

Dick: Sick and tired of trying to pass myself off of being half way worthy of dating you. You betcha. Look, you and I both know I’m dull as mud. I can’t help it. I know who I am. I know I’m not the guy you’re looking for.

Prue: I…

Dick: The question is what are you looking for? I mean come on, how did we make it to date three and you really know I’m not the guy.

Prue: I don’t know, you know, I mean, at this point I feel like dating’s kind of a job, you know. I mean, you get none but you feel like it’s your duty to stay out there. I just want to feel excited by love again. I wish it was like it the first time.

Dick: Your wish is my command.

(He clicks his fingers and you hear a chime.)

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe’s flipping through the Book Of Shadows. Genie appears.]

Genie: Hi. How about great fortune? You want that?

Phoebe: After taxes, not worth it.

Genie: No? Land, power, beauty?

Phoebe: Nope.

Genie: Okay, who am I kidding?

Phoebe: Why are you not in this book?

Genie: Because the only way to get rid of me is to make three wishes. Come on, large or small. I do all kinds. Only no world peace, I can’t do that.

Phoebe: The fine print of wishing. Your job has its limitations.

Genie: Yeah, well, so does yours.

(He looks at her foot.)

Phoebe: Occupational hazard.

Genie: Mmm hmm. Doesn’t have to be. You could wish to be as powerful as you want.

(She thinks about it for a second.)

Phoebe: Nope, nope, I-I am not interested in that.

Genie: Oh, not interested, not interested in absolute power. You’re a rocket scientist.

Commercial Break

[Scene: P3. Piper and Leo are sitting at a table.]

Piper: I mean, poor Dan. It would be so much easier if I could be honest with him but other than saying ‘Leo is a whitelighter’ what am I gonna tell him?

Leo: What more does he need to know?

Piper: Well, maybe it’s about what I need to know. I mean, you’ve been watching me my whole life and I don’t even know where you spend yours.

Leo: If there’s anything you wanna know…

Piper: It’s not exactly about knowing, it’s more about experiencing and experiencing it with you. I mean, I have no idea where you go when you orb out. Do you have a house? Friends? A CD player?

(Leo smiles.)

Leo: It’s not really like that.

(Dan walks in.)

Piper: Dan.

Dan: You have got to be kidding me.

(He starts to leave.)

Piper: Uh, uh, wait. (She stands up and walks over to him.) I think it’s time we talked.

Dan: I don’t think there’s anything to talk about, Piper. (The genie appears near by.) It’s your life.

Piper: Uh, Leo, can you give us a second please?

Leo: Yeah, yeah.

(Leo walks away.)

Dan: What do you expect from me? I really like to know because at this point I really don’t know what to expect from you. I mean, how can you be with this guy after everything I found out about him. He’s a fraud.

Piper: Dan, I know who Leo is. I always have.

Dan: What?

Piper: It’s not that I don’t appreciate everything you…

Dan: Wait, I’ve spent all this time worrying about you, worrying about who he is and you’ve known all along?

Piper: Well, uh, it’s very complicated.

Dan: Complicated. Complicated.

(He leaves. Leo comes back.)

Piper: He’s right, he deserves to know but what am I gonna tell him, what am I gonna do? I wish there was somehow he could just move on with his life.

Genie: Your wish is my command.

(He clicks his fingers and disappears.)

[Cut to the attic. Phoebe’s sitting in a chair reading a book. The genie appears right next to Phoebe and scares her.]

Phoebe: Do not do that.

Genie: Is that a wish?

Phoebe: No, it is not a wish.

Genie: So, figure out how to get rid of me yet?

Phoebe: Yeah, all I have to do is get you back in the bottle. I have no idea how to do that but I will figure it out.

Genie: Well, wish and it will be so. Otherwise your only shot is if I volunteered to leave willingly and, uh, news flash, (he sits on the footstool where Phoebe’s foot is resting and he hits her ankle) that’s not gonna happen.

Phoebe: Oww!

Genie: I’m sorry. Look, could you stop trying to banish me just long enough for me to try a little something on you. It’s-it’s-it’s wish free.

(The genie starts massaging her foot.)

Phoebe: Ow, ow, ow. Wow, ooh, oh. How’d you learn how to do that?

Genie: Little something a Sultan taught me.

Phoebe: Um, just out of curiosity, what would you wish for yourself? I mean, you must of heard them all, right? So what would be your wish?

Genie: That’s easy. I wish for the little things, you know. Things people take for granted. I mean, the feeling of a sun tan, taste of ice cream, preferably chocolate. Sex. That looks like that could be a little bit of fun. To be human. Yeah, that’s what I’d wish for. So what did you do to yourself here?

Phoebe: I was demon dueling. One of my kicks was a little off centre.

Genie: So, uh, did you finish them off with your scary witchy power?

Phoebe: No, that, that is my power.

Genie: That’s it?

Phoebe: That and premonitions.

Genie: You’re a witch with no real powers? I mean, no, you know, premonitions, those are, those are great but…

Phoebe: I know, I know. I mean, I would love an active power but what can you do?

(The genie stands up.)

Genie: You just done it. (Phoebe throws down the book, stands up and covers her mouth.) And I know exactly where to get one.

Phoebe: Was that a…?

Genie: A wish? Yeah, yeah it was. (He clicks his fingers and a choker disappears from around his neck.) And that’s three and I’m free.

Phoebe: Three? That wasn’t even one.

Genie: That’s three. I’m gone.

(He starts leaving.)

Phoebe: Okay, if you’re free then where’s my power? (He leaves.) Hello? Ge…

[Cut to outside. Piper and Leo pull up in the car. Next door, Dan is talking to a real estate guy. He has a for sale sign on his lawn. Piper and Leo get out of the car.]

Piper: Um, I’ll be right back.

(She walks next door.)

Dan: Well, thank you very much for your time. I appreciate it.

(They shake hands and the real estate guy leaves.)

Piper: What’s going on?

Dan: I, uh, I got a job offer in Portland. I just thought I’d take it.

Piper: Just like that?

Dan: I just think it’s time that I move on with my life, don’t you? Look, I, uh, I really gotta go.

Piper: Right. (Dan goes inside. Piper walks back over to Leo.) Something’s not right.

Leo: Well, it’s probably for the best.

Piper: No, something he said when I asked…

(You hear Prue’s car screeching down the street. Prue slams on the brakes and stops in front of the house. Prue gets out. She has a fringe and is wearing braces.)

Prue: Hey. (She runs up the stairs.) Piper, check it out. So the valet guy said that this cool ride is mine. Can you believe it? Ooh, who’s the cute boy?

Piper: Prue?

Prue: Hey, are you okay? I mean, don’t take this the wrong way but you’re looking kinda… old.

Piper: And and you’re back in braces.

(Piper and Leo look at each other.)

Phoebe: (from upstairs) Help! Is anyone home? Prue? Piper?

[Cut to the attic. Piper, Leo and Prue walk in.]

Leo: Phoebe?

Phoebe: I’m up here. (Phoebe is floating up in the air.) I can’t get down. I don’t know how I got up.

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[Scene: Manor. Attic. Leo’s floating in the air and helping Phoebe down.]

Leo: I’ve got you.

Phoebe: Thank you, Leo.

Leo: No problem.

(They land on the ground.)

Prue: That is so totally cool. So do I get that power when I get old too?

Piper: Alright, let’s get something straight. We are not old, we are just older than you are right now for some reason.

Phoebe: Wait a minute. Exactly how old are you?

Prue: Seventeen.

Piper: Seventeen? Prue was a nightmare at that age. Why would she wish for that?

Leo: She probably didn’t. She probably only wished for something she could only get by being seventeen. Which explains why she has no memory of being older.

Phoebe: Yeah, but how is that even possible? I mean, it’s so… (She starts floating again and Leo holds her arms.)

Leo: Alright, you know what? How about you just keep your arms down until you learn how to work the controls.

Phoebe: Got it. Good idea.

Piper: (to Prue) Are you sure you don’t remember anything about witches? Genies? Dick?

Prue: No, but it sounds totally bitchin’. This is such a cool book. What is it?

(She starts flipping the pages.)

Piper: I’ll tell you when you’re older. Let go of it. Stop it. Stop it.

Leo: You guys have another problem. At seventeen, Prue didn’t have her powers yet which makes you guys more vulnerable.

Phoebe: Yeah, especially if whoever sent the genie is a demon or something.

(You hear the front door fly open from downstairs.)

Dragon Warlock: Where’s my power? I want it back.

Phoebe: Who is that?

Piper: A demon or something. (to Prue) You stay here.

Phoebe: You stay.

(Leo, Piper and Phoebe walk half way down the stairs.)

Leo: Remember what I told you about wishes and strings attached? That genie gave you a power but he must of stolen it from him.

Piper: So are we thinking demon or warlock?

Phoebe: I don’t know.

(Prue comes down the stairs.)

Prue: Oh my God, who’s the hottie?

Piper: Oh my God, get her out of here now. Go. (Leo takes her back upstairs. The dragon warlock breathes fire at them and Piper freezes it and him.) Okay.

Phoebe: Okay, okay, alright.

(Phoebe hops down the stairs with Piper’s help.)

Piper: Easy.

Phoebe: Okay, now what?

Piper: Well, we can’t vanquish him if we don’t know what he is.

Phoebe: So why don’t I just fly him outta here and dump him somewhere.

Piper: I don’t know, can you do that?

Phoebe: I have no idea but I can try to do that. I mean, I’ve always wanted an active power, right?

Piper: Uh huh.

Phoebe: So let’s see what it can do.

Piper: Alright.

Phoebe: Alright.

(Phoebe raises her arms and she starts flying. She grabs the dragon warlock, he unfreezes and she flies outside.)

Piper: Phoebe?

(Phoebe flies above a park and drops him.)

[Cut to the attic. Piper’s there looking in the book. Leo walks in.]

Leo: Your new little sister’s in the bedroom checking out the clothes.

Piper: Nice to see some things never change. Uh, I think I found our fire breather.

(Phoebe flies past the window.)

Phoebe: Uh, guys?

Leo: (reading from the book) Dragon Warlock… (Piper looks behind her but is not sure where the noise is coming from.) Most feared witch killer there is. He can fly, breathe fire, (Phoebe flies past another window. Piper looks outside again but sees nothing.) has supernatural strength. You’re gonna need the power of three to vanquish him.

Piper: Which we don’t have right now. (She starts walking towards the window.) If I ever find that genie again, I’m gonna wish him into oblivion. (Phoebe flies past the window again yelling.) Did you hear that?

Leo: Hear what?

(Suddenly, Phoebe flies straight towards the window and crashes through it. She slides across the floor. Her hair is all messed up.)

Piper: Oh my God, are you alright?

Phoebe: Uh huh.

(Piper helps her up.)

Piper: Alright.

Phoebe: I’m great.

Piper: Okay, alright, oh, oh, alright.

Phoebe: Flying’s awesome, it’s the landing part that’s a bitch.

Piper: Yeah. Alright, Leo, how do we fix this?

Phoebe: Oh, I know how to fix it. According to the book we’ve gotta get the genie back into the bottle. It’s the only way to undo the wishes and make everything back to normal.

Leo: Yeah, but first we gotta find him and we don’t even known where to start.

Phoebe: Well, he’s really got a thing for food. Maybe he went back to that cafe where he found Prue.

Leo: It’s worth a try.

[Scene: Cafe. The genie is there sitting at a table and shoving food in his mouth. Leo and Piper are near by. Piper freezes him and the restaurant and they walk over to him.]

Piper: This guy’s not a genie, he’s a pig. (She unfreezes him.) Hi. Wanna know what I’m wishing for now?

Genie: Look, uh, you’re probably a little bit upset, huh?

Piper: No, I’ve moved past upset and straight to pissed off. You tricked us and now there’s a warlock that’s trying to turn us into witch kebabs.

Genie: Warlock? What warlock?

Leo: A dragon warlock. The one you stole the flying power from. You remember him?

Genie: Wow, he came already? Wait a second. How did he know where to look for it?

Piper: I don’t know, you tell us.

Genie: Well, I didn’t tell him. Look, they probably just tracked it somehow, that’s all, I don’t know. We’re not partners. I got this gig on my own.

Leo: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Gig? So somebody did send you. Who was it?

Genie: Well, you see that’s it, that’s part of the genie client privilege thing. I couldn’t possibly tell. Yeah, plus that and they’ll kill me.

Piper: They’re gonna have to wait in line. Alright, let’s go. (He picks up some food.) Put that down.

Genie: Alright, just one more.

Piper: Let’s go. No. Put that down.

Genie: You know, you are a real kill joy.

Piper: You know what? You’re going right back in that bottle, buddy. (The genie disappears.) What happened? Where did he go? I thought you said free genie’s don’t have powers.

Leo: They don’t. It’s somebody who does must of wanted him badly.

[Scene: At the Council. The Council, the dragon warlock and the genie are there.]

Council #3: It has come to our attention that you have violated our pact. You accuser will speak.

Dragon Warlock: He used the Halliwells’ wishes not to destroy them but to free himself from his bottle.

Council #1: What do you say to this charge?

Genie: It was all part of the master plan, alright. And those witches would be dead right now if puff over here hadn’t screwed everything up.

Dragon Warlock: Screwed everything up? (He grabs the genie’s clothes.) You stole a power from me.

Genie: Borrowed, okay, the term is borrowed. And I knew (the dragon warlock lets go of his shirt) that it would, that it would piss you off so bad that you would be that that mush more motivated to get out there and kill you some witches, right?

Council #2: But you plan failed. The dragon’s attack was thwarted.

Genie: Look, you don’t go after the witches with powers, you go after the one without.

[Scene: Manor. Prue’s room. Prue’s there sitting on the bed. She’s wearing a black low-cut blouse and a mini silver skirt. She opens up her purse and pulls out some money. She gets all excited, grabs her bag and coat and climbs out the window.]

[Cut to downstairs. The phone’s ringing. Phoebe answers it.]

Phoebe: Hello?

Morris: When I first got the call, I naturally dismissed as a crank. But I realised it was Deputy Marrow on the other end.

Phoebe: Okay, Darryl, can you speed this up because I’m kinda busy right now.

Morris: What, flying? (There’s silence.) Now, see I’ve learned to interpret those pauses as admission.

Phoebe: What did he see?

Morris: Actually it was his wife. She swore she saw a brown hair, young woman fly over the house earlier… without a plane.

Phoebe: How about a broomstick?

Morris: Phoebe, this isn’t funny. Just the fact that a call like that got brought up to me gives you some idea of the pressure that I’m under here.

Piper: (from other room) Phoebe?

Phoebe: In here. (to Morris) Okay, Darryl, I’m really sorry okay, it won’t happen again but I gotta go, bye, bye, bye. (Piper and Leo walk in.) You didn’t find the genie?

Piper: We did but then we lost him. Where’s Prue?

Phoebe: Upstairs, reminding me what a pain she was at seventeen.

Piper: Now you know why she was lucky to make it to eighteen.

Leo: Why? What do you mean?

Phoebe: Well, you remember it better than I do.

Piper: It was Prue’s rebellious stage. She thought everything bad was good, especially the guy she thought she was in love with.

Phoebe: Until he attacked her.

Leo: What?

Piper: And Grams went crazy when she found out. Come to think of it, that guy disappeared not too long after that. You don’t suppose Grams… (the doorbell rings) I’ll get it. You go watch Prue. (Phoebe goes upstairs. Piper opens the door and a really old man is standing there.) Can I help you?

Man: Piper, why the hell is this happening to me?

(Phoebe comes back downstairs.)

Phoebe: Prue snuck out of her window, we have to go find her.

Piper: Phoebe, that’s Dan.

[Scene: Prue’s driving along in her car. She has the radio on. She checks herself out in the mirror and then sees the dragon warlock standing in the middle of the road. She slams on the breaks. He walks up to the car.]

Dragon Warlock: How about a lift?

(She smiles.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Prue’s room. Piper’s trying to call Prue. Phoebe’s touching things trying to get a premonition.]

Piper: She’s not answering.

Phoebe: Well, maybe she doesn’t know how. Were there even cell phones ten years ago?

Piper: She knows what a ringing phone sounds like doesn’t she?

Phoebe: Maybe I should fly around and see if I can spot her car.

Piper: You’ll never be able to find it. You have a hard enough time controlling your power in the day time let alone at night.

Phoebe: Why can’t I get a premonition when I want to? If I had one wish right now, that’s what it would be.

Piper: At least your wish isn’t hurting anyone. Look what mine did.

Phoebe: That’s not your fault.

Piper: How can it not be? Dan is aging because I wished for him to move on with his life. He would be fine if it wasn’t for me. It’s not fair, he doesn’t deserve this. It’s bad enough the wishes are biting us in the ass but not him. This shouldn’t be happening to him.

Phoebe: We have to find the genie. It’s the only way to save Dan… and Prue.

[Scene: Golden Gate Park. Prue is parked there. Prue and the dragon warlock are sitting in the car. Music is playing softly on the radio.]

Prue: So, um, what you, you don’t have a name?

Dragon Warlock: I go by a lot of names. Depends where I am.

Prue: So why are my sisters scared of you? Why did you come to our house tonight?

Dragon Warlock: Because they have something that I want. Something’s that mine. Are you scared of me?

(Prue laughs.)

Prue: No. (They kiss. The phone rings and Prue picks it up of the dashboard.) God, it’s ringing again. How do you turn it off? (The dragon warlock presses a button. They continue kissing and he gets a bit rough.) Easy. Okay, hey, hey, hey. Easy.

(He grabs her around the neck and his eyes glow red.)

Dragon Warlock: (In a demonic voice) Are you scared of me now? (She screams and opens the car door. She runs away. The dragon warlock gets out of the car and the genie walks up to him.) Won’t be too long before she calls her sisters to come rescue her. It’s the perfect trap.

Genie: You didn’t hurt her did ya? Because I thought I heard screams.

Dragon Warlock: You’ve spent too much time with humans already. Developing a conscience. (He grabs the genie around the neck.) If you want your freedom, you do exactly as I say. You understand?

Genie: Absolutely.

Dragon Warlock: Hmm mmm.

(He lets go of the genie and walks off.)

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Dan’s on the couch. Piper and Leo walk in. Leo sits on the end of the couch and kneels on the floor.]

Piper: Dan, I’m so sorry.

Dan: I don’t understand.

Piper: This is going to be hard for me to explain and even harder for you to believe. We’re witches. Prue, Phoebe and myself. And not your everyday kind of witches. We have supernatural powers that we use to fight off… (she pauses and looks at Leo) demons and warlocks. You know all the family emergencies that I used to have? Um, I never told you before because I didn’t want you to be hurt because of it. I didn’t want something like this to happen to you.

Leo: And I’m the same Leo Wyatt that died in 1942. I’m a Whitelighter, a guardian angel for witches.

Dan: Yeah, right.

(Leo stands up and orbs out and then back in. Piper touches Dan’s hand but he pulls it away.)

[Cut to Prue’s room. Phoebe’s there. She picks up Prue’s purse off the bed and has a premonition of the genie’s bottle falling under the chair.]

[Cut to the foyer. Phoebe comes down the stairs.]

Phoebe: Piper! (Piper and Leo walk out of the living room.) I just had a premonition. I have no idea what it means…

(The phone rings. Piper answers it.)

Piper: Hello?

[Cut to Prue. She’s hiding in the bushes, talking on her cell phone. She’s breathing heavily and crying.]

Prue: Piper, thank God, you have to help me.

[Cut back to the manor.]

Piper: Prue?

Phoebe: Where is she?

[Cut back to Prue.]

Prue: Piper, he’s trying to kill me… dragon… he’s trying to kill me and I don’t think he’s human.

Piper: Okay, calm down. Uh, where is he now?

Prue: I don’t know. I think he’s, he’s following me. You have to come quick.

Piper: Okay, Prue, where are you?

Prue: Golden Gate Park.

Piper: Okay, listen to me. Go to the lake where dad used to take us fishing, remember? And hide under the bridge until we get there, okay.

Prue: I think he’s coming.

[Cut back to the manor.]

Piper: Prue? Prue?

(The phone goes dead.)

Phoebe: What?

Piper: The dragon’s after her.

(Piper and Phoebe grab their coats.)

Leo: It’s a trap, you know it’s a trap.

Phoebe: It doesn’t matter, Leo, we have to go anyway.

Leo: Alright, well, at least go with a plan. Try using your new power, fly over head, spot him before he spots you.

Piper: Alright. (She kisses Leo in the cheek.) Uh, stay with Dan. We’ll be back.

Leo: You better be.

Piper: We gotta hurry, it’s gonna be light soon.

(They leave.)

[Scene: Golden Gate Park. It’s daylight. Phoebe and Piper pull up in the car. They get out.]

Piper: Okay, you think you can control the power this time?

Phoebe: I’ll have to, I have no choice. Alright, I’ll spot the dragon, you freeze him.

Piper: Then we find Prue and get the hell outta here. Alright, go, fly.

(Phoebe raises her arms and she flies up into the air. Prue comes running towards Piper.)

Prue: Piper! Piper! Piper!

Piper: Prue!

(Piper starts running towards her.)

Prue: Piper!

Piper: No, Prue, shh. Go back! Go, go! (The genie runs out from behind a tree and grabs Piper. The dragon warlock also runs out from behind a tree and grabs Prue.) What are you doing? Let go of me.

Genie: I’m sorry.

Piper: Let her go! Let go of her damn it!

(The dragon warlock pulls out a knife.)

Prue: Piper.

Piper: No.

(The dragon warlock sees Phoebe flying.)

Dragon Warlock: Come on. Keep coming. Come and save your little sister.

Phoebe: No.

Piper: No, no, no, no. (The dragon warlock plunges the knife into Prue’s back.) Nooo!

(Phoebe flies towards the ground.)

Phoebe: Prue!

(She lands flat on her stomach on the ground.)

Dragon Warlock: Time to get my power back.

(He throws Prue on the ground and heads over to Phoebe.)

Piper: Let go. (The genie lets go of her, she freezes the dragon warlock and runs over to Prue.) Prue!

(Phoebe gets up and runs towards Prue. Piper kneels down next to Prue.)

Phoebe: (crying and panicking) Oh my God, oh my God, what do we do, what do we do?

Piper: Leo can heal her. I know he can. We just need to get her home. Go get the car, Phoebe, go get the car.

Phoebe: Oh my God.

(Phoebe runs off.)

Genie: Oh my God, what have I done?

[Cut to the manor. Phoebe and Piper are carrying Prue through the back door into the kitchen.]

Phoebe: Leo! Leo!

(Leo comes in. Phoebe and Piper lay Prue on the floor.)

Leo: What happened?

Piper: Never mind, just heal her. Quickly, come on. (Leo kneels down beside Prue and holds his hands above Prue. His hands glow but doesn’t heal Prue.) What’s the matter? Why isn’t it working?

Phoebe: Leo.

Leo: I can’t heal the dead.

(Phoebe and Piper cry harder.)

Piper: Yes you can.

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[Scene: Conservatory. Piper and Phoebe are sitting on the chair crying and holding each other. Leo and the genie walk in. Piper and Phoebe stand up.]

Phoebe: What the hell is he doing here?

Leo: Wait, wait, just hear him out, he may have an idea.

Genie: Listen, I’m so sorry. All I ever wanted was my freedom, that’s it, that’s all that I was thinking about. I’m just a genie…

Piper: Get to the point!

Leo: He’s willing to give up his freedom. Go back in the bottle and return everything to the way it was.

Phoebe: Even Prue?

Genie: It should. I mean, technically teenage Prue is the one who got killed, not adult Prue.

Piper: How do we know this isn’t just another trick?

Leo: Well, if it gets Prue back you’ll have the power of three to vanquish the dragon. What have you got to lose?

(Piper and Phoebe look at each other and then Phoebe takes the lid off the genie’s bottle.)

Phoebe: After you.

(The genie claps his hands once and rubs them together. He disappears into the bottle.)

Piper: Try to fly.

(Phoebe lifts her arms and nothing happens. Phoebe runs in the kitchen and Leo and Piper run in the living room.)

[Cut to the kitchen. Prue changes back to an adult.]

[Cut to the living room. Dan changes back also.]

Piper: Prue.

(Leo and Piper head towards the kitchen.)

[Cut to the kitchen. Phoebe has Prue’s head resting on her lap. Piper and Leo walk in.]

Piper: It worked. Dan’s…

Phoebe: No it didn’t.

Dan: All it did was turn her back into her adult self, it didn’t save her.

Piper: Wait, the genie’s back in the bottle, so if we can get him out, then we have three more wishes, right?

Phoebe: All we need is one.

[Cut to the conservatory. Piper comes running in heading towards the bottle. The dragon warlock crashes through the window and pushes Piper on the floor. The bottle gets knocked under a chair like in Phoebe’s premonition. Phoebe and Leo come in. Dan comes in from the other room.]

Dan: Piper?

Phoebe: Dan get down!

(The dragon warlock turns around and blows fire at Dan. Dan dives on the floor. Phoebe kicks the dragon warlock in the stomach and he blows fire at her. Leo pulls her out of the way and they crouch around the corner.)

Leo: You see where the bottle went?

Piper: No, I have no idea. Wait, yeah, in my premonition. You distract him.

Leo: Right.

(Leo orbs out.)

Dragon Warlock: Too bad you don’t have my power anymore.

(Leo orbs in behind the dragon warlock.)

Leo: Hey, dragon breath, over here.

(The dragon warlock turns around. Phoebe runs over to the chair and gets the bottle. The dragon warlock blows fire at Leo and he dives out of the way. Phoebe rubs the bottle and the genie appears.)

Phoebe: I wish Prue were alive. (The genie clicks his fingers.) Piper, go check on Prue.

(Piper goes in kitchen.)

Dragon Warlock: Where the hell did you come from?

Genie: Oh, no, no, that’s where you came from.

(Piper and Prue walk in.)

Piper, Prue: “The power of three will set us free, the power of three will set us free.”

(They repeat it two more times. The genie starts flying and heads for the window. He explodes.)

[Scene: Outside Dan’s house. Piper walks up the stairs and rings the doorbell. Dan answers the door.]

Piper: Hi.

Dan: Piper, I really don’t feel like talking right now.

(He starts to close the door.)

Piper: Wait, wait, wait. We’re gonna have to talk sometime.

Dan: No, we don’t. I don’t know how you expect me to react to your secret but I don’t… I’m really sorry you told me. I wish you never did, I wish I never saw what I saw. I never imagined things like that even existed.

Piper: Dan…

Dan: Please, just go away. I don’t wanna know anymore and I don’t wanna know anymore about you.

(Dan closes the door.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Prue, Phoebe, Leo and the genie are there.]

Genie: They call themselves the council and they’re scary dudes. Very high up on the evil food chain. It’s only gonna be a matter of time before they send somebody looking for you.

Prue: Just means we’re doing something right if we got their attention.

Phoebe: Plus it means that there’s some method to this wiccan madness, some greater purpose. It’s nice to finally know.

Leo: Be careful what you wish for.

Phoebe: Oh, I am a reformed wish-a-holic, believe me. I’m in no hurry to get any new powers.

Prue: Yeah, besides, the power that you already have is the one that saved the day anyway.

Phoebe: I know and I love it. I just have to work on controlling it better.

Prue: Yeah, and I’m gonna concentrate on finding Mr. Right, not settling for Dick.

(Prue and Phoebe smile.)

Genie: Well, speaking of wishes, you still got two left, you know.

Prue: Yes, we know and we already know what one of them is if you’re up to it that is. We want to make you mortal. Keep you off of the councils radar once and for all.

Leo: True freedom. And not just from the bottle although mortality is the consequence.

Phoebe: And feelings too. Even the painful ones.

Genie: That’s okay. I think I’m ready, I’m feeling very sensitive these days. (Piper walks in.) Let me ask you something. Why would you do that for me? I mean especially after I helped kill you.

Prue: Yeah, well, you also helped bring me back. And besides, once you’re human, we don’t have to worry about you tricking us again.

Piper: But there’s one wish you have to grant first. One that I need. I want Dan to have peace of mind, to forget about all the horrible things that have happened in the last couple of days. About who we all really are. I wish that Dan could truly move on with his life without consequences.

Genie: Your wish is my command.

(He clicks his fingers and the choker around his neck disappears. Piper walks outside and sees Dan in his front yard picking up the paper. He looks over at Piper and she waves. He waves back and goes inside. The genie comes outside.)

Piper: No tricks, right?

Genie: No tricks. I promise. I’ve got no powers.

(The genie leaves. Piper walks back inside and Leo, Phoebe and Prue are standing in the foyer.)

Prue: Well, that was an interesting couple of days.

Phoebe: Interesting couple of years.

(The Whitelighters call Leo.)

Leo: They’re calling me, I’ve gotta go.

Piper: Not so fast. If we’re ever gonna make this work I think I deserve to know a little bit more about you, don’t you think?

Leo: What do you mean?

Piper: I mean, I’m going with you, Leo. I’d like to meet ‘them’.

Leo: Are you sure?

Piper: Positive. (Piper puts her arms around him.) Take me to your leader.

Phoebe: Uh, Piper? Wh-wh-whatta?

Piper: Don’t worry, I’ll be back.

(They orb out.)

Phoebe: Worried? I’m not worried, I mean of course they’ll be back, right?

Prue: Of course, I mean why would we worry?

(Prue and Phoebe look at each other, obviously worried. Phoebe walks away. Prue looks at the door, raises her hand and uses her power to close it.)


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