Written by: Henry Alonso Myers
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick
Season 6, Episode 03
Episode Number: 114
[Scene: Manor. Parlor. Piper, Phoebe and Paige orb in. Piper is holding Wyatt.]
Paige: We don’t have much time, they’re gonna follow us.
Phoebe: How are we supposed to stop them?
Piper: But we have to do something. We can’t just let them take Wyatt.
(Magical lights appear in the room.)
Paige: Uh, incoming.
(“The Cleaners” wearing white suits appear.)
Cleaner #1: It’s pointless to run.
Piper: You can’t have him.
(Piper tries to blow them up but he just catches it in his hand.)
Cleaner #1: You’re only delaying the inevitable I’m afraid, now if you don’t mind, we have a lot of cleaning to do.
(They wave their hands and Wyatt disappears and reappears in Cleaner #2’s arms.)
Piper: No! (Cleaner #1 waves his arm and the girls are thrown off their feet and slide backwards along the floor.) Leo! (Leo orbs in.) Wyatt.
Cleaner #1: An Elder. Good. Perhaps you can explain it to her.
(The girls get up.)
Phoebe: Explain? Explain what?
Piper: Do something. Don’t just stand there.
Leo: I can’t. Nobody can.
Paige: What the hell are you talking about?
Piper: Please, he’s just a baby. It won’t happen again, I won’t let it happen again.
Cleaner #2: Sorry, we can’t take that risk.
Cleaner #1: Don’t worry, you won’t remember any of this anyway.
(Cleaner #1 waves his hand and any baby things laying around the room disappear. Even Wyatt’s room upstairs returns to a closet. The Cleaners disappear. Piper looks at Leo, confused.)
Piper: What are you doing here?
Leo: I don’t know. Better go.
(He orbs out.)
Paige: What were we talking about?
Piper: I don’t know.
Phoebe: I’m beat. I’m gonna go up to bed.
(Phoebe goes upstairs.)
Paige: Yeah, I’m tired too. (to Piper) Are you alright?
Piper: Yeah, I just feel like I’m forgetting something.
Paige: Like what?
Piper: I don’t know. Must not be very important.
(Paige goes upstairs. Piper looks around.)
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper’s there making breakfast. The TV is on.]
Weather Man: (on TV) Say goodbye to yesterdays rain and good morning sunshine. It is a beautiful Wednesday in San Francisco and if you’re like me, you’ll want to forget all about yesterday.
(Paige walks in.)
Paige: Any infomercials for stain remover on there?
Piper: You have a stain that needs removing?
(Paige goes to the fridge.)
Paige: Yes. I spilled coffee on my blouse yesterday, so that dork walking around the office with the big old stain on her shirt, that’d be me.
Piper: Have you tried baking soda?
Paige: No, it’s dry clean only, so it’s gonna eat up half a day’s pay.
Piper: The pay is lousy, your boss is a sexist pig. Why don’t you just quit? The job sucks and it’s just a temp job anyway.
Paige: Because if I want a life outside of magic, I can’t just quit every time a job starts sucking. Besides, I stuck around with the dog walking job and hey, I wind up helping somebody.
Piper: Yeah, but that was once. What are the odds of something like that actually happening again?
Paige: I don’t know. But sometimes they say you gotta ride a lot of different horses on the merry-go-round before you find what you’re looking for.
Piper: Well, a merry-go-round has lots of animals. A carousel only has horses.
Paige: Okay, why do you even know that, weirdo?
(Piper stops to think.)
Piper: I have no idea. (Piper hears a baby’s voice.) Did you hear that?
Paige: Hear what?
Piper: Now it’s gone.
Paige: Now what’s gone?
Piper: I know this may sound crazy but I think I just heard a baby.
Paige: Yeah, you’re crazy.
Phoebe’s Voice: Piper!
Paige: Oh my god, I heard something.
Piper: Oh, be quiet. Coming!
Paige: How long do you think she’s gonna spend down there anyway? The rest of her natural life?
Piper: Yeah. Long enough to be sure she doesn’t shove her tongue down the throat of the next delivery guy.
Phoebe’s Voice: I heard that!
(Piper picks up a tray and she and Paige head for the basement.)
[Cut to the basement. Phoebe has set up a desk in the corner of the room. She’s sitting behind it.]
Phoebe: For your information, we’re lucky that guy didn’t sue me for sexual harassment.
(Paige and Piper walk down the stairs.)
Paige: Well, you were channelling his emotions.
Phoebe: That’s not the point. The point is I have to figure out how to work my new power, I’m gonna have to lock myself down in this basement for the rest of my life. Whoa, whoa, whoa! (Piper and Paige suddenly stop before the bottom of the stairs.) Stay behind the yellow line. (Piper and Paige look down to see a thick yellow line drawn on the ground.) I might channel what you both are feeling.
Piper: So would you like me to toss you your breakfast?
(Paige notices a band-aid stuck to Phoebe’s forehead.)
Paige: What happened to your head?
Phoebe: This? I don’t know. I’ve been so scattered lately I must have bumped it or something. Now, are either one of you feeling any strong emotions? Anger? Sadness?
Phoebe: You may proceed.
(Phoebe gets a vibe.)
Phoebe: Wait a minute, one of you is feeling insecure.
(Phoebe looks at Piper.)
Piper: What? I’m just feeling a little off today, that’s all. Stop looking at me like that.
(Piper puts the tray on Phoebe’s desk.)
Phoebe: You cut the crust of my toast and cut my eggs into little bits and look, there’s apple sauce and milk. Piper, I’m not in second grade.
Piper: I just thought maybe you’d like some milk for some strong bones.
Paige: Okay, what is going on with you, lady? Carousels, hearing babies, and now milk for strong bones.
Phoebe: Wait, you were hearing babies?
Piper: Forget it, I’m sure it’s nothing, forget it.
(Phoebe’s cell phone rings. She answers it.)
Phoebe: Hey, Elise. How’d you like that…? What?
Elise’s Voice: Just get in here!
Phoebe: No, I can’t come in today because… I am very sick.
Elise’s Voice: Yesterday you completely turned the place upside down!
Phoebe: Wait, but I didn’t come in yesterday. I did? Oh. Oh. Oh. Okay.
(She hangs up.)
Paige: What was that about?
Phoebe: Uh, that was Elise and she wants me to come into work asap or it’s my job.
Piper: Your job? Why would she say that?
Phoebe: I have no idea. Something about yesterday. I must have bumped my head pretty hard, huh?
Paige: It looks like you’re gonna have to brave the big bad world. Want me to give you a ride?
Phoebe: No, I’ll drive. So I can get in and out fast.
(Phoebe gets up and she and Paige head upstairs.)
Piper: Hey, don’t forget your coats. It might rain.
Paige: Will you stop mothering us, please.
[Scene: Ritz Teukolsky Ruben building. Office. Paige is at the reception desk answering the phone.]
Paige: Ritz Teukolsky Ruben please hold. (Presses a button.) Ritz Teukolsky Ruben please hold. (Presses a button.) Who are you holding for? You wouldn’t happen to need any help with anything, would you? (Flo walks past carrying a box of stuff.) Flo, what happened?
Flo: I just got fired, that’s what happened.
Paige: What? (on phone) Oh, not you. You call back or something. (Paige walks around the desk.) I don’t understand. Why?
Flo: You oughta know.
Paige: Uh, no, I-I don’t and I want to help, believe me. But I can’t help you unless you tell me, you know, why you were fired.
Flo: So Mr. Stewart gets me in his office and says I either go out with him again or he fires me. I didn’t take his offer. So he told me to pack up. My word against his, you know.
Paige: I would have gone in with you if you asked.
Flo: I did, I asked you yesterday. Obviously I don’t rank high enough in importance for you to remember.
Paige: No, no, seriously, I would remember that.
(Mr. Stewart walks over to them.)
Mr. Stewart: Excuse me, do you mind? (Flo storms out.) Back to the phone, Francine.
Paige: Paige, my name is Paige.
Mr. Stewart: Whatever. You’re a temp. You want to help people? Sit your pretty ass back down, answer the damn phone.
[Scene: P3. Day. Back room. Chris is there lazing back on a couch drinking a beer. Leo orbs in.]
Chris: Hey. (Chris gets it together.) Leo! (He jumps up.) Hey. I didn’t know you were coming here.
Leo: I can see that. Are you drinking beer?
Chris: I was gonna pay for that.
Leo: Chris, what are you doing sitting around here? Aren’t you supposed to be getting to know your new charge?
(A girl wearing only a man’s shirt stands at the doorway.)
Girl: Oh, hi, Leo.
Chris: Okay, look, before you get mad, you were the one who wanted me to have a charge in the first place, remember?
Leo: Yeah, to protect her.
Girl: Oh, he was using protection.
Chris: Yeah, I don’t think that’s what he meant.
Leo: Chris, are you out of your mind? Besides from this being out of line, it’s completely against the rules.
Chris: Yeah, you’re one to talk.
Girl: Oh, I don’t think that’s his point. Why don’t I just, um, leave you two alone.
Chris: Look, I was just having a little fun. What’s the big deal? It’s not like I have anything pressing to do anyway.
Leo: You don’t have anything pressing? Then why exactly did you come back from the future in the first place?
Chris: Ahh, I don’t know. I forgot.
Leo: You forgot. (Chris laughs. Leo hears a baby’s voice.) You hear that?
Leo: Never mind. We’ll talk about this later.
(He orbs out. The girl comes back in.)
Girl: Is he gone?
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe walks in. She looks around and notices everyone in the office has a wound. Broken bones, bandages, black eyes.]
Man: I don’t care what she says, Phoebe. I always wanted to do what you did and man was it good to see you do it.
Phoebe: Oh, thanks for your support, Frank. (She turns to meet Elise, who has a black eye, and they go into her office.) Okay, Elise, what is going on out…
Elise: Sit. (Phoebe sits down.) I wanted to talk to you alone before I involved any lawyers.
Phoebe: Lawyers? What?
Elise: Now I’m not going to pretend that the only reason you’re still working here is that you’re an asset to the paper. But what the hell came over you yesterday?
Elise: Because there are three workers out with injuries. Jackie has got a broken nose. Not to mention…
(She points to her black eye.)
Phoebe: Yeah, that does look like it hurts a lot.
Elise: It’s all I can do to keep lawsuits from pouring in. If there were perhaps a reasonable explanation for your behaviour yesterday.
Phoebe: Elise, I’m sorry but I honestly have no idea what you’re talking about.
(Elise grabs her shoulders and Phoebe gets a premonition. In the premonition Phoebe is in the office punching everyone out. The premonition ends. Phoebe coughs and stands up.)
Phoebe: I’m feeling a lot worse. I gotta go.
[Scene: Outside a store. Piper is there. A man walks out of the store carrying a crying baby, a grocery bag and a pack of diapers. He’s having trouble carrying all three.]
Man: Okay, here we go. Come on, sweetheart, don’t be fussy. (Piper looks over. The man drops the diapers. Piper rushes over and picks the diapers up for him.) You want a bottle?
Piper: You know, if you bounce a little, make a little shushing sound, it usually helps. (The man does as she says.) (to baby) Hi.
Man: Wow, that was amazing. How did you calm him down so fast?
Piper: Well, the shushing sound supposedly reminds them of the womb.
Man: Amazing. You must be a terrific mum to know all this stuff.
Piper: No, actually, I don’t have kids.
Man: Really? I guess I just assumed.
Piper: Oh, well, I always wanted them. I babysat a lot. I should go.
(She heads for her car.)
Man: Um… (She turns back around.) My diapers?
Piper: Oh. Sorry.
(She balances the diapers on top of the grocery bag.)
Piper: Got it?
Man: Yep. You okay, sweetheart? You want some chips?
(The man walks off.)
[Scene: Manor. Piper’s bedroom. Leo is there looking at the closet, deep in thought. Piper walks in.]
Leo: Piper? What are you doing here?
Piper: What am I doing here?
Leo: No, that’s not what I meant. Just… I shouldn’t be here.
Piper: No, you shouldn’t. I mean, I asked you to stay away for a good reason so that I could learn to live without you.
Leo: I know.
Piper: And if you just keep orbing in whenever you feel like it, that’s not really gonna help me.
Leo: Right, I’m sorry. It’s just… Never mind, I should be going.
Piper: What were you gonna say?
Piper: You haven’t by any chance, now this is gonna sound a little weird, um, been hearing things lately, have you?
Leo: Hearing things?
Piper: Yeah, you know, like I could swear a couple times today I heard a…
Piper: You too?
Leo: Pretty strange, huh? Do you think it means anything?
Piper: I don’t know. I mean, maybe it’s just that we both regret not having children. Which why didn’t we?
Leo: I don’t know. We both wanted to. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
Phoebe’s Voice: Piper, I need you upstairs.
Piper: Be right there. Uh, you should probably go.
Leo: But what if you need help. What if it’s a demon?
Piper: Leo, you’re not our Whitelighter anymore. Chris is.
Leo: Except he’s busy. I gave him another witch to look after yesterday.
Piper: Well, then I guess we’re just gonna have to handle it alone, won’t we.
(Piper leaves the room.)
[Cut to the attic. Phoebe and Paige are there.]
Paige: So you’re saying you started a riot but you don’t remember?
(Piper walks in.)
Phoebe: Yeah, it must have been how this has happened and why Elise was so mad at me.
Paige: I thought Elise was just like that.
Phoebe: Well, yeah, she kind of is. (to Piper) Hey, are you okay? I’m feeling a very emotional vibe from you right now.
Piper: I’m fine. Stop that. What I don’t understand is if you don’t remember the riot, how do you know you started it?
Phoebe: I had a vision. And by the way, the vision occurred yesterday.
Paige: Maybe you were channelling somebody else’s anger.
Phoebe: Probably, I just don’t remember.
Piper: So you both have events that you can’t remember from yesterday.
Phoebe: Yeah, there was the riot and Paige’s blouse.
Paige: And this thing with this girl Flo from work. Did you forget anything?
Piper: You’re asking me to remember what I’ve apparently forgotten? I don’t know, I remember getting up, I remember going downstairs, but the rest is kind of a blur.
Paige: I think somebody is messing with us.
Phoebe: Making us forget.
Piper: But these all seem like such random moments to forget. Where’s the connection?
Paige: Well, that’s why we wrote a spell to fill in the blanks.
Phoebe: We know you might be reluctant because of what happened last time we cast a spell on your memory.
Piper: No, you’re right, let’s do it.
Piper: Something’s going on. The only thing we don’t know is what.
Paige: Alright, here we go. “Moments lost make witches wonder, warlocks plot or demons plunder, if this is not a prank, help us to fill in the blanks.”
(The room spins around and when it settles down, Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there wearing the day before’s clothes.)
Piper: It’s raining.
Paige: And your band-aid’s gone.
Phoebe: And you’re wearing that blouse.
Paige: Except for I’ve got no coffee stain.
(They hear a baby.)
Piper: Oh my god.
(Piper races out of the room.)
[Cut to the conservatory. Piper picks Wyatt out of his playpen. Phoebe and Paige come downstairs.]
Piper: I remember now. I’m a mum.
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Wyatt are there. Phoebe throws a newspaper on the table.]
Phoebe: Today is yesterday.
Paige: Well, the spell didn’t return our memories, it just rewound the day.
Phoebe: Yeah, but why?
Paige: Why else? To help us remember what somebody obviously wants us to forget.
Piper: Okay, but how could I have possibly forgotten about Wyatt? What could have happened to make that happen?
Phoebe: Piper, it’s not just you, we were all made to forget about him.
Paige: And a whole bunch of other things.
Piper: But I’m his mother, it’s my job to protect him and I failed.
Paige: Don’t be ridiculous, you did not fail.
(Wyatt starts fussing.)
Piper: Okay, now he’s fussing. Come on, sweetie, it’s okay. And now I can’t get him to stop fussing.
(Phoebe gets a vibe.)
Phoebe: You’re just feeling insecure. And Wyatt is feeling very, very sad right now. Poor little guy. You see, this is why I lock myself in the basement, I am a wreck.
Paige: Okay, guys, we’re kind of against the clock right now, maybe we should just take it in the other room.
Phoebe: I think that’s a good idea.
Piper: Okay, bud, here we go. (Piper puts him back in his playpen. She picks up an old teddy bear.) Hey, lookie, how about this? You like this guy? Hello. No? Pheebs, a little help here.
Phoebe: We hate that toy. It’s yucky and crusty and gross.
Piper: Okay, then what does he want?
(Phoebe points to the TV.)
Piper: Yeah, see, I am a failure.
Piper: No, you’re not. We just happen to have more pressing concerns right now than the media’s influence. Okay?
(Phoebe and Paige leave the room.)
Piper: Okay. (Piper turns on the TV to a learning channel.) Okay, sweetie, mummy will just be in the next room, okay? Okay.
(Piper leaves the room. Wyatt looks at the TV and the channel changes to gymnastics. He blinks and the channel changes to dragons.)
[Cut to the living room.]
Paige: Okay, we remember everything that happened before today, right?
Phoebe: Yeah, but…
Paige: And we know we’re not gonna remember everything unless we do something about it, right?
Phoebe: Paige, don’t be impatient with me. I’m feeling so much today I don’t need this too.
Paige: Okay, all I’m saying is whatever caused us to forget is what’s gonna happen next. We just have to relive this day and see where it leads us.
Piper: Yeah, but if we’re not careful, where it leads will be right back where we started, without Wyatt.
Paige: Except we know something is going to happen to him, so all we have to do is look for clues, keep our eyes open and stop it.
Phoebe: How are we supposed to know what’s important and what’s not?
Paige: It’s all important because it’s all connected to Wyatt. So just have to see what the connection is.
Piper: So what, you’re just supposed to go to your temp job and wait for coffee to be spilt on you?
Paige: Yeah, exactly. So much for my life outside of magic. Now you, you have go to go to work and…
Phoebe: Start a riot and get a cut on my head and lose my job? No thank you.
Paige: You have to, it’s the only way to save Wyatt.
[Cut to the conservatory. Wyatt blinks again and one of the dragons orbs out of the TV and orbs back in outside the house. It pushes on the doors and they open. It flies away.]
Piper: So I guess I’m supposed to stay home… (They hear a crash.) Wyatt? (They walk into the conservatory and see the doors wide open.) How did those open?
Paige: Must have been the wind.
Piper: But they were locked.
Phoebe: Could be a clue, let’s remember it.
Paige: Are you gonna be okay here by yourself?
(Paige closes the doors.)
Piper: Do I have a choice?
Phoebe: Wanna switch with me?
Paige: Okay, just call us if anything weird happens.
(Piper looks at the TV and then at Wyatt.)
[Scene: P3. Leo and Chris are there sitting at the bar.]
Chris: You’re kidding, right? I don’t have time for another charge.
Leo: Why not?
Chris: Because I just don’t. Why do you want me to oversee another witch, anyway?
Leo: Because I wanna see what you can do, what you can handle.
Chris: Oh, please, you just don’t want me around the sisters all the time because you don’t trust me.
Leo: Chris, protecting charges is what we do. Besides, when I was a Whitelighter I had other charges.
Chris: Leo, I didn’t come all the way from the future to protect and oversee other charges. I came for one reason and one reason only.
Leo: To protect Wyatt.
Leo: From some demon who will attack in the future but you’re not sure which one.
Chris: Hey, man, fine, whatever, don’t believe me. All I’m saying is there is no way I am taking on another charge and that’s… (A blonde woman walks in.) That…
Woman: Hi, Leo, sorry I’m late.
Leo: That’s okay.
Woman: You must be Chris. I’m Natalie.
Chris: (to Leo) Maybe just one more.
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe walks in.]
Woman #2: Phoebe, thank god you came in. The server crashed and we lost your column. Do you have a hard copy?
Phoebe: Uh, I’ll check in my office.
(A man storms out of Elise’s office with Elise following.)
Man: It’s not what you did, Elise, it’s how you did it.
Elise: Well, lucky I’m editor so I don’t have to care what you think. (He heads for the door.) Don’t think we’re done here, mister.
Man: Screw you Elise.
(Phoebe’s vibes kick in and she gets angry. She taps Elise on the shoulder and when she turns around, Phoebe punches her in the face. The man points and laughs.)
Security Guard: You think that’s funny, huh?
(He punches the man in the face. They grab each other and start fighting.)
Phoebe: Hold it! Wait! Don’t!
(Phoebe tries to break them up but they push her and she hits her head on a desk. She touches her bleeding forehead.)
[Scene: Ritz Teukolsky Ruben Office. Paige and Flo are there.]
Paige: Stay calm, stay calm. Just, you know, tell me what happened.
Flo: Mr. Stewart has been asking me out ever since I got here.
Paige: Okay, so you went on a date.
Flo: Well, if you could call it a date. He tried to grab my ass, I threw a drink in his face. I have avoided him ever since. God, I’m so stupid. I shouldn’t have gone out with him in the first place.
Paige: Okay, so tell me what happened next.
Flo: Next. Next he wants me to meet him in his office tomorrow morning bright and early. He says it’s official. I need this job but I’m afraid to face him alone. Do you think maybe you could come with me?
Paige: Of course, absolutely. I don’t know how I could forget this.
Flo: Forget what?
Paige: Oh, nothing.
(The large dragon flies past the window.)
Flo: This is just so typical of my luck with men. I mean, not that you need to hear me complain but… (An employee sees the dragon and without looking walks straight for Paige.) Oh, hey, watch it.
(Paige turns around and the employee bumps straight into her, spilling his cup of coffee over her shirt.)
Paige: Oh, coffee.
Employee: I am so sorry.
Paige: It’s okay.
Employee: Something weird just flew by the window.
Paige: Something? Something what?
Paige: Spit it out, spit it out.
Employee: Well, to be honest with you, it looked a little like a dragon.
Paige: A dragon? (She looks out the window and sees the dragon in the distance.) Oh, that is so not good.
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Piper is there looking at the Book of Shadows. Wyatt balls his eyes out. Piper puts the book down and goes over to him.]
Piper: Oh, Wyatt, sweetie, come on, mummy’s gotta find something to make sure nothing happens to you. Here, look-look-look. (She picks up the old bear.) Right, you hate this. You hate this. (She puts the bear down.) Okay. I’m sorry. (She picks him up.) Did I forget how to be a mummy too? (They start to orb out.) Wyatt, what are you doing? Wyatt.
(They orb out.)
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Everyone in the office is fighting with each other. Paige walks in.]
Paige: Oh my god.
Phoebe: Son of a bitch!
(Phoebe punches someone in the face.)
Paige: Phoebe, no! (Paige pulls her away.) Phoebe, no. Snap out of it.
Phoebe: Oh, no, did I do all of this?
Paige: Forget all that, we’ve got to get out of here. Phoebe, I figured out what we’re supposed to be remembering.
Phoebe: I’d be happier just forgetting, I think at this point.
Paige: No, no, you wouldn’t. Phoebe, there’s a dragon loose in the city.
Man: Did you say a dragon?
Paige: Come on.
[Scene: Street. Piper and Wyatt orb in near a tunnel.]
Piper: Wyatt, you’re making mummy very nervous. What are we doing here? What is it? (Piper’s phone rings. She answers it.) What’s up?
Paige: Where are you?
Piper: Where am I? I’m standing outside of the Presidio tunnel where your nephew just orbed me.
Paige’s Voice: What did you just say?
(Paige and Phoebe orb in.)
Paige: He did what?
(They hang up.)
Piper: Are you out of your mind? Aren’t you afraid of exposure?
Paige: Yeah, that’s why we called.
Piper: What do you mean? What are you talking about?
(They hear a roar and a car screeches out of the tunnel on fire.)
Phoebe: I think she’s talking about that.
(The dragon flies out of the tunnel and breathes fire. The girls duck.)
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there. The TV is on.]
Reporter: Police are at the tunnel saying it’s a miracle no one was hurt although three cars were destroyed. They haven’t ruled out terrorism of course, but at the moment they’re focusing on some rather bazaar reports of a giant bird which one witnessed one on record was saying shot fire out of its mouth at cars like a dragon.
(Paige turns off the TV.)
Paige: Well, as far as clues go, I would say that’s a pretty huge one, wouldn’t you?
(Piper places a band-aid on Phoebe’s forehead.)
Phoebe: No, it’s not my pain I’m reacting to, it’s your pain.
Piper: Oh, well, then you should be feeling a little irritated then too.
Phoebe: Piper, why are you blaming yourself? It’s not your fault.
Piper: Okay, number one, I haven’t actually verbalised guilt yet so in the future let me confess before you analyse.
Piper: Secondly, it is my fault because I’m the one that plopped Wyatt in front of the electric babysitter.
Phoebe: Do you have any idea what she’s talking about?
Paige: No, not a clue.
Piper: You want some clues? Try this one on for size. Before you left, Wyatt was watching a TV show about, wait for it, dragons.
Phoebe: No, he was watching a kids show.
Piper: Well, apparently he magically changed the channel. Of course, that was before he magically orbed me to the tunnel to find his new friend.
Phoebe: He did all of that?
Paige: Wait a second, so you’re saying Wyatt conjured a dragon?
Piper: Yep, right out of the TV.
Phoebe: Oh, you must be so proud.
Piper: Yeah, or a little irritated.
Paige: Okay, if this is true, your little boy is developing some serious powers.
Piper: Yeah, the kind that unleashes Godzilla on an unsuspecting city. How am I supposed to handle this?
Paige: Well, at least now we know how we lost our memories and obviously anything connected to the dragon no matter how remote was erased. Coffee stains, riots.
Piper: The question is by whom?
Phoebe: Come on, you guys. So Wyatt made a little magical mess. We’ve dealt with worse, we’ll fix it.
(The Cleaners appear near by.)
Cleaner #1: Perhaps we can help.
Phoebe: Who are you?
Cleaner #1: We’re known as the Cleaners. And we’re here to help.
Cleaner #1: When magic is exposed, we’re the ones who cover it up, remove all evidence, erase any memories, whatever is necessary.
Piper: You were the ones who were going to take Wyatt.
Cleaner #1: Well, we won’t have to if you can eliminate the exposure risk.
Piper: Exposure? You’re here to take my son away you son of a bitch!
(She tries to blow him up but he just catches the blast in his hand.)
Cleaner #1: I understand your anger, now you need to understand our position. We’re a neutral party. We exist only to protect magic, to that end your son has become a problem.
Phoebe: (to Piper) Easy.
Cleaner #1: However, based upon your past success in covering up your own magic, we’ve decided to give you a chance.
Cleaner #2: One chance only.
Cleaner #1: To take care of the problem yourselves before it gets out of hand.
Paige: And if we can’t?
Cleaner #1: Then we’ll take care of the problem for you.
Piper: You can’t make us forget everything.
Cleaner #1: There may be some distance echoes that remain, maybe a sense of deja vu here and there, but like most people you’ll just pass it off as absent mindedness and move on.
Piper: Well, we’re not like most people.
Cleaner #1: It won’t matter. Clean it up.
Cleaner #2: Or we will.
(The Cleaners disappear.)
Paige: At least now we know what happened. Too bad we just won’t remember any of it.
Phoebe: I think we have the upper hand on this one, don’t we? I mean, we know we’re recalling the same day, they obviously don’t.
Paige: Well, none of this is gonna help unless we figure out how to eliminate Wyatt’s dragon.
(Piper heads for the stairs.)
Piper: Go to the book, work on the dragon, do not take your eyes off Wyatt.
Paige: Where are you going?
Piper: To call a higher power.
[Cut to Piper’s bedroom. Piper walks in.]
Piper: Leo! Leo, I know you can hear me. I know I told you to go away but I really need you. Wyatt’s in trouble.
(Leo orbs in.)
Leo: What do you mean? What happened?
Piper: There’s no time. Just tell me how to stop the Cleaners.
Leo: The Cleaners? Are they after him?
Leo: What the hell happened?
Piper: Well, he conjured a little dragon.
Leo: Piper, how could you let that happen?
Piper: How could I let that happen? You take off and suddenly I’m responsible for every little thing?
Leo: This is not a little thing.
Piper: Yeah, well, where the hell were you? Why weren’t you watching over his every move up there on your lofty perch?
Leo: Okay, that’s not what I meant.
Piper: Then don’t say it because I’m beating myself up enough already about this and I don’t need you beating me up too.
Leo: Sorry. I’m just scared.
Piper: Yeah, so am I. That’s why I called you. Because I’m about to lose our son and I don’t know what to do. So please help me.
Leo: Piper, if I could…
Piper: No, don’t say it. Don’t say anything about Elders or rules because you know what? He is your son, Leo. There are no rules.
Leo: I’m telling you, the Cleaners are empowered by both good and evil, you can’t stop them.
Piper: There has to be a way.
Leo: You don’t understand, there isn’t. Cleaners have the power to rewrite history, you can’t fight that.
Piper: No, you don’t understand. I can’t do this! I can not lose Wyatt too!
Leo: Piper, you weren’t put in this position to lose Wyatt, which means there is a way, you just have to find it.
Piper: But how?
Leo: I don’t know. But if anybody can find it, you can. And maybe it’s not a magical solution, maybe it’s maternal. Deep down inside you can find it. I know you can.
[Cut to the attic. Phoebe, Paige and Wyatt are there. Phoebe is making a potion while Paige looks through the Book of Shadows. Piper walks in.]
Phoebe: Hey, are you alright?
Piper: I don’t know. Ask me again when this is all over.
Paige: Was Leo any help?
Piper: I’m not sure yet. Anything on the dragon?
Paige: No, dragons predate the book. One thing I do know is that we’re gonna have to get a tooth, scale, some piece of him in order to make the vanquishing potion to even work.
Phoebe: Yeah, we’re just kind of winging it, making the most powerful potion that we can.
(Phoebe doubles over in pain.)
Piper: What happened? Are you alright?
Phoebe: I am but someone’s not. Actually, a bunch of people aren’t.
Piper: People? Like people out there people?
Phoebe: I don’t know. All I know is I’ve never felt such pain and fear before in my life.
Paige: The dragon?
Piper: Grab the potion. Wyatt, sweetie, come on. (She picks Wyatt up.) Remember your friend mister dragon? What do you say we find the dragon?
[Cut to the street. People are running away in fear. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Wyatt orb in. They walk down the street passing burning cars.]
Phoebe: It looks like a war zone.
(They approach a large pile of cars and other items off the street. They see the dragon’s tail poking out of the pile.)
Paige: Oh, god, it looks like it made a nest. Let’s hope it’s not laying any eggs.
Piper: Do you think you can steal a scale for the potion?
Paige: Uh, I’ll try. Scale! (A scale orbs off the dragon’s tail. The dragon gets angry.) I think I woke it up.
Phoebe: Oh, no, I think you pissed it off.
(The dragon roars and stands on top of the pile.)
Paige: Okay, if you’re sensing any fear, it would be mine. I think we should go.
Paige: Wait for what?
(Piper hands Wyatt to Phoebe.)
Phoebe: What are you doing?
Piper: I don’t have time to explain. Just make sure he sees me.
(Piper moves closer to the dragon.)
Paige: Piper, come back!
Piper: Come on, you fire breathing lizard! Come and get me!
(The dragon flies up into the air.)
Paige: Piper, are you nuts?
Piper: Stay there!
Paige: We have to stop her.
(The dragon circles the area.)
Phoebe: I think I know what she’s doing.
Piper: Come on, Wyatt, don’t let mummy down.
(The dragon flies down towards Piper. He opens his mouth and fire starts to escape from it. Wyatt raises his arm and the dragon explodes into a million orbing lights. It pushes Piper backwards. The dragon disappears.)
Piper: I’m okay. (She gets up.) I’m okay. (to Wyatt) Hi, little man, you did it! (She takes Wyatt off of Phoebe.) I knew you could do it. Good job.
Paige: Okay, I’m confused. What just happened?
Phoebe: That was the greatest power there is. The mother and child bond. Especially when that child is Wyatt.
Paige: So you’re saying he vanquished the dragon and you knew he was gonna do it.
Piper: Well, I was hoping he wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to me.
Paige: Okay, well, that solved that problem. Now what do we do with this mess?
Phoebe: We’ll figure it out.
(The Cleaners appear.)
Cleaner #1: No, actually, you won’t.
Piper: Wait, we did what you asked, we got rid of the dragon.
Cleaner #1: But not the exposure risk.
Cleaner #2: The boy.
Paige: No, you can’t.
(Paige orbs Piper, Phoebe and Wyatt out.)
[Cut to the manor. Foyer. The girls and Wyatt appear.]
Paige: We don’t have much time, they’re gonna follow us.
Phoebe: How are we supposed to stop them?
Piper: Well, we have to think of something, we can’t just let them take Wyatt.
(Magical lights appear in the room.)
Paige: Uh, incoming.
(The Cleaners appear in the room.)
Piper: I will not lose him. (Cleaner #1 waves his hand and Wyatt disappears. He reappears in Cleaner #2’s arms.) No!
(Cleaner #1 waves his arm and the girls are pushed backwards.)
Cleaner #1: Don’t worry, you won’t remember any of this anyway.
(He waves his arm again and all of Wyatt’s things vanish. The Cleaners disappear.)
Piper: Do you remember?
Phoebe: Absolutely everything.
Paige: The spell must have worked.
Piper: But not for Wyatt. He’s gone.
[Scene: Manor. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there. Piper is looking out the window, Phoebe is looking through the Book of Shadows and Paige is scrying.]
Paige: Ugh, nothing, I can’t find the Cleaners anywhere.
Phoebe: Well, they have to exist somewhere, don’t they?
Paige: Not necessarily, not even on our plane, not even in our time. I don’t know, maybe we should just summon them.
Piper: And then what?
Paige: I don’t know. Maybe we should call Leo again.
Piper: I don’t think he can help anymore than he already has.
Paige: How did he help last time?
Piper: By reminding me that I can do this. You know, maybe we’re going about this all wrong. Maybe instead of trying to stop them, we should be trying to get them to stop us.
Phoebe: You lost me.
Piper: Well, when magic is exposed, it’s there job to clean it up, right?
Phoebe: Yeah, so?
Piper: So why can’t we expose our magic and force them to deal with us.
Phoebe: Yeah, but if we do that, what’s to stop them from erasing us?
Piper: They wouldn’t dare. So let’s give them something to clean up.
[Cut to a news room. The weather man is discussing the weather in front of the cameras.]
Weather Man: Doppler radar for the Bay area show us that storm is already on its way out, so looks like San Francisco is finally going to get some good news. Scattered showers overnight, to a partly sunny morning… (Suddenly, Phoebe and Paige orb in beside him.) Whoa. What the…
Phoebe: Hi. How you doing? Why don’t we get a sky-cam view of that, shall we?
(Phoebe grabs the weather man and levitates up into the air.)
Weather Man: Help! Get me down from here!
Kinesha: I don’t know what’s happening here. I…
Paige: Well, it’s called magic, Kinesha. Witchcraft, specifically. I really love your… jacket!
(Kinesha’s jacket orbs right off her back and into Paige’s hands. The weather man drops down behind Kinesha. Phoebe levitates back down.)
Phoebe: Wanna see more magic? Let’s check in with Piper at the Golden Gate bridge. Take it away, Piper!
(The Golden Gate bridge shows up on a TV screen. Then Piper steps in.)
Piper: “Let the object of objection become but a dream, as I cause the seen to become unseen.” (The Golden Gate bridge vanishes.) You might wanna take an alternate route to work in the morning.
[Cut to the manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe and Paige orb in.]
Paige: Hmm, not so bad, you should get out more often.
Piper: Yeah, Pheebs, time to come out of the basement.
Phoebe: Maybe you’re right.
(The Cleaners appear.)
Cleaner #1: What do you think you’re doing? Are you out of your minds?
Piper: Oh, hey, hi. Did you see our little magic act?
Cleaner #2: How is it you still have your memory?
Phoebe: Oh, I think we still have a few surprises that you don’t know about.
Paige: Yeah, and if you don’t return our nephew, you might find out about just a few more.
Cleaner #1: This is pointless. Whatever you do, we’ll simply erase.
Cleaner #2: Or we’ll erase you.
Piper: You can’t. Not if you’re truly neutral, that is. ‘Cause you see, if you get rid of us, you’ll tip the balance of power from good to evil and now that’s hardly being neutral, now is it? You will give me my son back or I swear to you the only thing you’ll be doing for the next fifty years is cleaning up after us.
Cleaner #1: If we do return him, how do you know you’ll be able to control him?
Piper: I’m his mother. If anybody can, I can.
(Wyatt and his playpen appear in the room. Piper goes over to him and picks him up.)
Cleaner #1: Everything is as it was. We’ve erased all evidence of your son’s magic. We’ll leave him in your care.
Cleaner #2: For now.
Phoebe: Oh, wait, one more thing, please, if you could just do me a little teensy-weensy little favour and erase that whole riot I caused at the office. You know, ’cause I don’t wanna lose my job. That would really suck. Might throw off that balance thing because I’d be distracted, you know.
Cleaner #1: It’s done. Good luck. Because believe me, you’re going to need it.
(Phoebe takes Wyatt off of Piper. The Cleaners disappear.)
Phoebe: Are you okay? I’m so happy to see you.
Piper: Don’t smash him.
Phoebe: I’m just so happy to see you. I can’t help it, this is just very exciting. He’s back, we’re back.
Paige: Coffee stain and all.
Phoebe: Yeah, what are you gonna do about your job? Are you gonna keep it?
Paige: Yeah, I think I will just so I can see what happens next.
[Scene: Ritz Teukolsky Ruben building. Mr. Stewart’s office. Mr. Stewart and Flo are there.]
Flo: Exactly what are you saying?
Mr. Stewart: Unless you make it worth my while, I may find your performance here lacking.
Flo: Mr. Stewart, please, I need this job.
Mr. Stewart: And that is why I’m giving you an opportunity to keep it, if you catch my meaning.
Flo: Absolutely! You know, I like a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. Now, are you afraid to come get it?
(She sexily plays with her hair.)
Mr. Stewart: You mean, right here and now? Yeah? (into the intercom) Cancel my calls, please.
Secretary Voice: Yes, Mr. Stewart.
(Mr. Stewart stands up and heads towards Flo.)
Flo: Flower pot!
(The flower pot orbs over to Flo and she throws it over Mr. Stewart’s head. He groans. Flo shapeshifts into Paige. She shakes her head. She opens the door and Flo is standing there.)
Flo: Oh, Paige. Uh, I thought you were out… (Mr. Stewart groans.) What happened?
Paige: Well, you see, I overheard Mr. Stewart threatening you. He’ll be real lucky if you don’t sue. Just go with it.
Flo: Thanks, Paige, for whatever you just did for me in here.
Paige: I was wondering why I took this job and now I know. Thank you.
Flo: Thank you.
[Scene: P3. Back room. Chris is there putting his shoes on. Leo orbs in.]
Chris: Hey. I didn’t know you were coming here.
Leo: What are you still doing here, Chris? Shouldn’t you be getting to know your new charge?
Chris: Yeah, about that. I’m, uh, going back to what I originally said. I don’t have time for her.
Chris: Leo, I mean it. Because whether you believe me or not, I’m here to protect Wyatt, not other charges. Other than the sisters of course.
Leo: If that’s how you feel about it I guess I’ll reassign her.
Chris: Thank you.
(Leo orbs out.)
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Piper is there sitting on a rocking chair holding Wyatt.]