Written by: Rob Wright
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick
Season 7, Episode 07
Episode Number: 141
[Scene: Street. A building is on fire. Fire fighters are hosing down the building. Road blocks have been put up. Phoebe is standing near by. Paige pulls up in her car and gets out.]
Phoebe: Paige, there you are.
Paige: Anyone gotten hurt?
Phoebe: Not as far as I can tell.
Paige: Have you seen Agent Brody yet?
Phoebe: What are we doing here?
Paige: Well, he said for us to meet him here. He needed to talk to us about something important.
Phoebe: Yeah, but Paige it’s a fire.
Phoebe: So we don’t do fires. Firemen do fires. We do fireballs.
Paige: Look, he said it was something connected to this new power thing he’s been talking about.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, we’re not Brody’s Angels. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, it’s just I’m stressed, it’s my first week back at work and I have a lot of catching up to do.
(Brody walks up to them.)
Brody: Follow me. Keep an eye on the third floor.
Phoebe: Wait? Why?
Brody: Somebody’s trapped inside and if I’m right, he’s gonna jump and he’s not gonna get hurt.
Paige: How do you know?
Brody: It’s just a hunch.
Phoebe: Just a hunch, huh, Agent Brody?
Phoebe: Whatever. Look, I don’t mean to be rude but we don’t really know you and I know you were right about the whole new power thing but I-I… (A man climbs out of the window in the building. There’s an explosion inside and he falls. As he falls he grabs onto the fire escape ladder and it slides down to the ground. Two firemen rush over to him.) Whoa.
Paige: Okay, how did you know that?
Brody: Because that’s the forth person it’s happened to in the last month. Which means if the pattern holds, he’s about to die.
Paige: Pattern? What pattern?
Brody: (in walkie talkie) All right, guys, stay on the survivor. And keep recording.
(They see a helicopter hovering above the building.)
Phoebe: Guys? Is he talking to that helicopter?
Paige: He’s really cool.
(The man that just climbed out of the window walks down the sidewalk and is about to cross the road.)
Brody: Sir, no!
(Suddenly, everyone freezes. A man dressed in white appears beside the survivor.)
Guardian Angel: Stop. Watch for the… (A demon smokes in.) Who are you?
Sarpedon: A thief. (The amulet around the demon’s neck glows and sucks in the guardian angel.) Looks like you’re on your own.
(Sarpedon smokes out and everyone unfreezes.)
Brody: No, no, wait! (The survivor steps off the sidewalk and is hit by a truck.) Damn it!
[Scene: Street. They cover the man over. Agent Brody is talking to a police officer. Phoebe and Paige are standing near by.]
Phoebe: I still don’t understand how he knew this was gonna happen.
Paige: I don’t know why we couldn’t have stopped it.
Phoebe: Stop what? A man jumped out of a burning building only to get hit by a truck? I mean, what’s the connection there?
Paige: I’m hoping Kyle knows.
Phoebe: Okay, you know, can we please call him Agent Brody until we can trust him?
Paige: I trust him. (Agent Brody walks over.) Are you okay?
Brody: No. I just wish I knew why this keeps happening.
Paige: You said something about a pattern, right?
Brody: Yeah. Every time something unusual happens, I investigate. The more unusual it is, the more it tends to lead me towards this new power that I was telling you about.
Phoebe: Does this new power have a name?
Brody: I don’t know yet. Do you guys wanna walk?
(They start walking down the sidewalk.)
Paige: So you think that whole thing is what’s killing these innocents?
Brody: Well, I don’t think they’re literally running it down if that’s what you’re asking. But I do think they’re doing something to cause them being killed.
Phoebe: Hmm, what kind of something?
Brody: I don’t know. But whatever it is it’s got something to do with taking powers. That’s what they’re all about.
Phoebe: Wait. Powers? Innocents don’t have powers. If they did, they wouldn’t need us.
Brody: All I know is things this unusual don’t normally happen like this. Over and over. Something’s going on here.
Phoebe: Another hunch?
Brody: Don’t knock them, Phoebe. My hunches led me to you. Look, I can guarantee this is not going to be the last person that miraculously escaped a fire only to die moments later. If you guys want to help me figure this one out, you know where to find me.
(A car pulls up and Brody gets in. It drives away.)
Phoebe: What do you think?
Paige: I think he’s got some style.
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. Sarpedon is waiting there. Another demon, Aku, smokes in.]
Aku: How dare you summon me.
Sarpedon: You said to call if I ever wanted to challenge you.
Aku: You think you are ready to challenge me? The last time you tried it I spared your life. This time I may not be so merciful.
Sarpedon: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Aku: You’ve been around humans too long. What makes you think you’re ready?
Sarpedon: Like you said, I’ve been around humans.
(Aku is wearing a glove with two long sharp spikes attached to it.)
Aku: Shall we?
(Sarpedon touches his amulet.)
Sarpedon: Talk to me.
(Aku throws an energy ball at Sarpedon. Sarpedon deflects it who is also wearing a spiked glove. Aku throws two more energy balls and Sarpedon dodges them. He smokes out and smokes back in behind Aku. Aku turns around and they start fighting.)
Aku: You’ve come far, quickly.
(Aku scratches Sarpedon on the arm.)
Sarpedon: Not far enough. I need more.
Aku: More what?
Sarpedon: More guardians. I steal the ones who help save their humans that they can help me instead.
Aku: All this just to defeat me?
Sarpedon: No, so that I can protect myself from the great threat you told us was coming.
Bald Demon: Nothing can protect you from that. Unless you go into hiding until…
Demon: I won’t hide. If demons don’t stand up to them who will? I just need more.
(He smokes out.)
[Scene: Magic School. Piper and Phoebe are there.]
Piper: Could you do me a favour and call Rex and have them do a sound check before the show. I don’t want to mess up The Donna’s album release party. It’s gonna be packed.
Phoebe: Piper, are you even listening me?
Piper: Yeah, yeah. Brody, fires, hunches. I got my own problems. Are you sure Enola graduated already?
Phoebe: Yeah, I’m positive. Why?
Piper: Because she might be the only one who can save Leo.
Phoebe: What are you talking about?
Piper: Well, she helped you see your future with the vision quest, right? Gave you something to look forward to, life after demons. That’s what Leo needs.
Phoebe: Yeah, but there’s no guarantees that Leo would see that. I mean, a vision quest can take you anywhere and sometimes can even be dangerous.
Piper: Couldn’t be any more dangerous than what he’s going through right now. With that stupid new power still after him.
Phoebe: A vision quest still won’t change that.
Piper: No, but it may show him a way to fight them. He’s alone and he’s scared and he’s forgotten who he is. I’m afraid if I can’t help him now my children are gonna lose their father.
Phoebe: Still risky.
Piper: Yeah, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. (Phoebe picks up some ingredients.) What are you doing?
Phoebe: I’m making the vision quest potion. She showed me how to do it.
Piper: What about Brody?
Phoebe: Paige can take care of Brody. I think she likes taking care of Brody if you know what I’m talking about. Besides, this is family.
[Scene: Agent Brody’s Apartment. Agent Brody is at the computer viewing camera footage of the survivor stepping off the sidewalk. He adds an EM filter to the footage and two shadows show up, a light and a dark. There’s a knock at the door.]
Brody: Nobody’s home.
(Paige orbs in.)
Paige: You’re quite the liar.
Brody: Sorry. Didn’t realise it was you. Actually, I’m surprised you even showed up.
Paige: Really? Why would that be?
Brody: I think it’s pretty clear that your sister doesn’t trust me very much.
Paige: Should she?
Brody: Yeah, I think she should. I think I’ve proven myself. I’ve saved you from getting exposed more than once.
Paige: By the way, where is Inspector Sheridan?
Brody: Does it really matter?
Paige: Uh, it does if you hurt her.
Brody: I’m not here to hurt anybody, Paige. I’m here to keep them from getting hurt, remember?
Paige: The fact that you know that people may die is exactly what makes you so suspicious, Agent Brody.
(Paige looks at the computer.)
Paige: What is that?
Brody: That is a birds eye view of the victim just before he stepped off the curb. Now we shot this with the fastest digital imaging equipment known to man. Or at least Homeland Security, anyway. Now if you look at it in normal light it appears as though he’s alone. I throw an EM filter on it, he’s not.
Paige: What are those?
Brody: If I had to guess I’d say the light one’s a protector of some kind.
Paige: Protector of what? Like some kind of guardian angel thing?
Brody: Mm-hm. That’s one way to put it. What, you don’t believe in them?
Paige: You do?
Brody: With all the scrapes that I’ve slipped out of, it’s the only reason I think why I’m still alive. My guess is that’s the power the dark figure wants. People have, especially strong protectors. That explains why someone would miraculously survive something and in the next moment, don’t. (Paige looks at him and smiles.) What?
Paige: Nothing. So, uh, how do we find out if that dark figure is what you think it is?
Brody: We wait for the next fire. Interested?
[Scene: On top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Leo is sitting there. Two creature heads appear and float towards Leo.]
Leo: Leave me alone.
Creature Head: Don’t resist us.
Leo: Why are you doing this to me? What do you want?
(Leo orbs out. The Avatars appear.)
Gamma: Perhaps we’ve pushed him too far.
Alpha: We have no choice. He must join us willingly. But first must see there is no other option.
Gamma: His will is strong. Even for an Elder.
Alpha: Which is why he is so valuable to us.
(Alpha senses something.)
Gamma: What is it?
Alpha: There may be another way, another opportunity to show him that one can not ignore the truth forever.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Phoebe are there.]
Piper: Leo. Leo. You see, I know he can hear me, he just doesn’t want to come.
Phoebe: Let me give this a try. Leo! Leo, you get your butt down here right now or we will summon your ass.
(Leo orbs in.)
Piper: Nicely done.
Leo: It’s not safe for me to be here. You know that.
Phoebe: We’ll take that risk.
Leo: What about the boys?
Piper: They’re at school. Nice try though. We think we found a way to help you.
Leo: Help me what?
Piper: Help you stop running.
Phoebe: It’s a vision quest.
Leo: A vision quest? No way.
Piper: Leo, don’t you dare leave. This is not just about you. You are a father and somebody’s husband too.
Leo: Which is why it’s too risky for me to be here.
Piper: Yeah, except you’re the one that’s in danger.
Leo: I’m an Elder. I can take care of myself.
Piper: Actually, you haven’t really been yourself lately.
Phoebe: Look, Leo, the vision quest helped me and we’re just thinking maybe it could help you too, you know.
Leo: It won’t stop the creatures.
Piper: How do you know? You’ve tried everything else. What do you have to lose? Your mind, your family, your life. You’ve already lost all those things, haven’t you? Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong.
Phoebe: I’ll go get the potion.
[Scene: Street. A building is on fire. Fire fighters are hosing the building.]
[Cut to inside the burning building. Paige orbs in with Agent Brody.]
Paige: Okay, when I said I’d help you this is not what I had in mind.
Brody: Just go, I’ll be okay.
Paige: Are you crazy? How is this gonna be okay?
Brody: Because I believe in my guardians, remember? Look, if I’m right, whoever set this fire is out there waiting for mine. So just say your spell when I’m safe and we’ll see what happens. Don’t worry about me.
Paige: Yeah, it’s a little late for that.
(Paige orbs out. Brody looks at the window and door which is covered in flames.)
Brody: Which way?
[Cut to outside. Paige waits on the street. Brody jumps out of a window and lands on the roof of the entrance. He rolls off and lands hard on the ground. Two firemen help him up.]
Brody: Paige. Paige! (He races over to Paige.) Come on.
Paige: “Show me what the evil sees, even if at lightning speeds”. (Everyone in the street freezes except Paige. Agent Brody’s guardian angel appears beside him.) So it is true.
Sarpedon: Well, well, well. What have we here? A witch?
Paige: You’re not getting his guardian.
Sarpedon: Now why would I want his… when I can have yours?
(Paige’s guardian angel appears beside her and Sarpedon sucks her into the pendant. He smokes out. Everyone unfreezes.)
Brody: What’s the matter? Huh? What’s wrong?
Paige: I think I’m in big trouble.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Phoebe is there making a potion and talking on the phone.]
Phoebe: No, I know, Elise but something came up. Yes, again. But you don’t have to worry about my column, I promise… (She hears a thump in another room.) Uh, I gotta go. (She hangs up.) Paige, what’s going on? (She walks out of the kitchen and finds Paige laying on the floor at the bottom of the stairs.) Oh my god, what happened?
Brody: Par for the course, unfortunately.
(Paige stands up.)
Phoebe: Par for what course and what are you doing here?
Brody: Trying to protect your sister.
Paige: I lost my guardian angel.
Phoebe: You lost your who?
Brody: You know, protection spirits. Guides that are with us all the time.
Phoebe: Yes, I know what guardian angels are, thank you.
Paige: Not just the Hallmark thing. It’s real. I actually saw mine. I’m surprised we have not seen them before.
Brody: Yeah, the problem is without them, people tend to be a little vulnerable.
Paige: In my case accident prone.
Phoebe: Okay, I don’t understand. How did you lose your guardian angel?
Brody: Well, actually, we were trying to lose mine and this demon… demon, right?
Brody: Yeah, demon comes along and takes hers instead.
Phoebe: (to Paige) Can I talk to you for a second please over here? (Phoebe and Paige walk away from Brody.) What is going on?
Paige: What’s going on is that we’ve figured what is killing all of those innocents. The demon is stealing their protectors. We think it’s somehow connected to this whole new power thing.
Phoebe: And let me guess. This is another one of his hunches?
Paige: No, it’s one of mine. But you have to admit, all of his have panned out so far, right?
Phoebe: Yeah, so far they have. So what’s the next move?
Paige: Well, I’m gonna go ID the demon. Hey, have you seen the Book of Shadows? It wasn’t upstairs.
Phoebe: Why? You’re not gonna show him the Book of Shadows, are you?
Paige: Yeah. I am. I trust him, I told you that. Look, if it considers him a threat, it’ll just nap him. Don’t worry.
Phoebe: Paige, you’re my sister. I have to worry.
Paige: Well, if it makes you feel better, why don’t you just come with us.
Phoebe: I wish I could but I can’t. Leo needs some serious help.
Paige: What’s new?
Phoebe: Just promise me you’re gonna be careful.
Paige: I promise. I think I can take care of one little demon.
Phoebe: I meant Agent Brody. The book’s in the kitchen.
(Paige goes back to Agent Brody. Phoebe goes upstairs.)
Brody: Everything okay?
Paige: Oh, yeah, I’m fine. (She heads for the kitchen and trips over.) No problem.
[Cut to the attic. Piper, Phoebe and Leo are there.]
Leo: She lost her what?
Phoebe: Agent Brody is watching her. She’s okay.
Leo: We can’t leave her alone if she’s lost her guardian…
Piper: Phoebe said she’s fine. Now would you please focus?
Leo: What am I supposed to do?
Phoebe: Don’t fight it. Just let it take you to where you’re supposed to be.
Leo: What if I wanna get out?
Phoebe: You won’t be able to. Not until you see what you’re supposed to see.
(Phoebe hands him the potion. He pulls a face.)
Piper: Just sip it.
(He drinks the potion.)
Leo: Now what?
Phoebe: Make yourself comfortable. (Leo lays on some blankets and pillows.) Close your eyes and just let it all go.
(Leo closes his eyes.)
[Leo’s vision: There is a war happening. Guns are being fired and grenades are exploding. Leo is watching himself tend to wounded soldiers.]
Leo: What’s going on? What am I doing here?
Chris: Don’t worry, dad. I’m gonna help you through this.
[Cut to the attic.]
(Piper and Phoebe look at each other.)
[Cut to the kitchen. Paige is looking in the Book of Shadows. She knocks a glass off the table and Brody catches it.]
Paige: Thank you.
Paige: Guess I never knew how much my guardian angel actually helped me. Even with the little stuff.
Brody: Yeah, don’t worry, we’ll find her.
Paige: I hope. You know, maybe it’d help if you looked at the book with me.
(He walks over to the book and flips a page.)
Brody: Feel better?
Paige: What do you mean?
Brody: I assume the book won’t let anything evil touch it. Most magical tomes don’t. What do I have to do to prove I’m not a threat to you?
Paige: Look, I’m sorry, I am. I can’t seem to trust myself right now, let alone anybody else.
Brody: Well, guardians did more than keep you upright. They’re your inner voice, your conscience, instincts. Without them you tend to get a little lost.
Paige: You really do believe in them, don’t you?
Brody: Yeah, I’m a believer, all right. Hunting the new power for years has made me realise that there are some awful things in this world. (He turns the pages in the book.) I just like to think there are some good things too to balance it out. Like you.
Paige: You found it. “Celerity Demons. Celerity demons are powerful beings who can move at the speed of light and feed off lesser demons.”
Brody: Yeah, but guardian angels are hardly lesser demons.
Paige: Well, whether they are or they aren’t, he’s able to steal them. The question is why?
[Scene: Underworld. Cave. Sarpedon stabs Aku with his spiked glove.]
Aku: Well done.
Sarpedon: Witches have powerful guardians. Especially a Charmed One’s.
Aku: How can you be sure that she was a Charmed One?
Sarpedon: It’s the only explanation. It’s the most powerful one I possess.
Aku: Still, it will not be enough when the Avatars come.
Sarpedon: Perhaps not. Unless I get the other two. After all, legend holds that the sisters are magically connected. Stands to reason that the guardian should be as well.
Aku: How will you get them?
Sarpedon: I’ll just listen to the one I’ve got. She’ll whisper to me when the others need their guardians the most. When they’re the most vulnerable. You taught me well, Aku.
(Aku stands up.)
Aku: I hope well enough.
(Sarpedon throws an energy ball at Aku and vanquishes him.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper is sitting beside Leo. Phoebe is placing crystals around them.]
Piper: Why isn’t he saying anything? Do you think he’s all right?
Phoebe: Yes, I think he’s doing exactly what he needs to be doing. Sure you don’t want to help me out here?
Piper: No, I’m fine right here.
Phoebe: Sweetie, you said it yourself. This is something that he needs to do.
Piper: Yeah, well, I can have second thoughts, can’t I? I mean, what if something happens to him?
Phoebe: Well, hopefully his guardian angels are taking care of him.
Piper: I don’t think angels have angels, Phoebe. It’s redundant. You just protect ours so we can protect him.
Leo: So I don’t understand. If I’m in the past, what are you doing here?
Chris: I’m guiding you.
Leo: So you’re real?
Chris: No. But I represent something that is. I died in your arms, dad. Killed by everything you thought was good. I’m your root pain, okay. And I’m gonna be sticking with you until you’re ready to let me go.
Leo: How will I know when that is?
Chris: Come on. Let’s check out some parts of your life that you really need to remember.
Leo: Do I have a choice?
Chris: Hey, it’s your vision quest. It’s up to you. Come on.
(In a flash they are standing in the ghostly plane in the episode “The Courtship of Wyatt’s Father”.)
Leo: Where are we now?
(He looks over to see himself and Piper. His other self strokes Piper’s face and says “I never stopped loving you”. His other self and Piper kiss.)
Chris: That feeling’s what it’s all about, dad. You died fighting evil in the war, then you were reborn as a Whitelighter to fight evil again. That led you to mum, love, to all that’s good. (They flash to the scene in “The Day The Magic Died” after Piper gives birth to Wyatt”.) To the day Wyatt was born. (The flash to “It’s A Bad, Bad, Bad, World Pt 2” after Chris was born.) To the day when I was born. Do you understand now? All the pain, all the sacrifices, it’s all been for good. That’s what you’re all about, dad. That’s what you’ve always been about. That’s what the future’s about too. You just need to believe in that again. Go. Your family’s waiting for you.
[Cut to the attic. Leo wakes up.]
Piper: Hey. How you feeling?
Leo: Good. (The creature head appears and floats towards Leo.) Wait.
(Piper and Phoebe look around but don’t see the creature head.)
Piper: What? What is it? (The creature head enters Leo’s body. Leo falls back asleep.) Leo? Leo? Leo, wake up. Leo. Wake up.
[Leo’s vision: Leo wakes up in a white area covered in mist. There are headstones surrounding him. Alpha appears.]
Leo: Who are you? What do you want?
Alpha: I want you to see the truth, Leo. I want you to see the real future.
(In front of Leo is a headstone reading “Halliwell: Penny, Patty, Prue, Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Wyatt, Chris”.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Phoebe are sitting beside Leo.]
Piper: We’ve gotta do something.
Phoebe: There’s nothing we can do. He’s back in the quest. Only he can get himself out of it.
Piper: But he was just out. I think something made him go back in, something he saw.
Phoebe: I don’t think anything can get past the crystals.
Piper: What about the new power?
Phoebe: I didn’t see any floating heads.
Piper: Doesn’t mean they weren’t there.
Leo: Why are you doing this?
Leo: Why are you doing this to me? I wanna get out of here.
Alpha: You can’t leave yet, Leo. You’re not ready. You haven’t seen what you need to see.
Leo: Why are you haunting me?
Alpha: Haunting? (He chuckles.) No. The creature heads were a necessary part of guiding you to the truth. To the truth that lies beyond good and evil. To us.
Alpha: Avatars. We are a power. One that offers a better way, a solution to this. You see, Leo, the future Chris failed to mention the death of all the people that you love. Sometimes peaceful, sometimes painful, but always inevitable. And all well before their time.
Leo: Death is apart of life.
Alpha: Natural death, yes. But not death caused by the pointless, endless battles between good and evil.
Leo: It’s not pointless, it’s necessary. And when good wins…
Alpha: Wins? Duality is self perpetuating. It feeds only on itself. That’s why the battle has been raging since the dawn of time. There is no winner.
Leo: There can be.
Alpha: How? With good there is always evil, so the battle never ends. Not until there is nothing left. That is the future your fight is leading to. Not good, nor evil, only nothing.
(Alpha waves his hand and they are surrounded by black.)
[Cut to the attic.]
Piper: Leo, who are you talking to?
Phoebe: He can’t hear you.
Piper: Well, he’s hearing someone. (Sarpedon smokes in.) Leo, Leo.
(Sarpedon dives for them but he hits the crystal cage and it sends him flying across the room.)
[Cut to the kitchen. Paige and Brody hear a crash upstairs.]
Brody: What was that?
Paige: Stay here.
Paige: Just stay.
(Paige orbs out. Brody pulls out his gun.)
[Cut to the attic. Sarpedon gets back up.]
Phoebe: Guess your guardians didn’t tell you about that.
Sarpedon: That’s why I want yours. So these kinds of things don’t happen again.
(Paige orbs in. She goes to throw a potion but trips over.)
Paige: Damn it.
Phoebe: Paige, quick, in here.
(Paige throws the potion but the celerity demon deflects it. She orbs out and orbs back in in the crystal cage.)
Sarpedon: You’re getting to be a pain. You can’t hide in there forever.
(Agent Brody walks in.)
Brody: Paige? What the hell?
(He shoots at Sarpedon and he knocks it out of Agent Brody’s hand. He grabs Agent Brody by the neck.)
Paige: Leave him alone!
Sarpedon: No, there’s too much at stake. Besides, I could use the leverage.
(He smokes out with Agent Brody.)
Paige: Oh, no.
[Cut to the underworld. Cave. Sarpedon punches Agent Brody and he falls to the ground.]
Sarpedon: You’re not a witch. What are you?
Brody: I’m a Federal Agent.
Sarpedon: A what? And you know about all this? Magic? Demons?
Brody: I’m getting a quick education.
Sarpedon: It won’t do you much good. I only need you long enough for the witches to attempt the rescue. And since they’re obviously otherwise occupied and I’m a guardian, they won’t all come at once. Someone will be left behind and that’s when I’ll attack.
Brody: I’m just curious. What do you want with all these guardians? If you don’t mind me asking.
Sarpedon: I don’t want them. I need them.
Brody: Worried about the new power, are we?
Sarpedon: You know about the Avatars?
Brody: Avatars? So that’s what they’re called?
(Sarpedon grabs Agent Brody around the neck.)
Sarpedon: Yes, that’s what they’re called. And I for one won’t be cast aside by them when the time comes for them to take power. Which is why I need more guardians. Which is the only reason I’m keeping you alive.
(He throws Agent Brody across the cave.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Paige is scrying.]
Phoebe: So what are you gonna do if you find him?
Paige: What do you mean what am I gonna do? I am gonna save him. We are going to save him.
Phoebe: But it’s a trap. The demon said so himself. He just took him for leverage.
Paige: So we’re just gonna let him get killed?
Phoebe: He’s not gonna kill him, okay? He needs him alive.
Paige: Yeah, but for how long? Piper, help me out.
Piper: I’m with Phoebe here. Sarpedon is really powerful and he’s got all those guardians.
Paige: Yeah, including mine.
Phoebe: And that’s why you’re not thinking straight. Paige, we can’t go after him. It’s ridiculous.
Paige: Yeah, well, I’m not just gonna let him rot either. (The crystal points to a place on the map.) I’ll go get him myself.
(Paige orbs out.)
[Cut to the underworld. Cave. Paige orbs in. She looks around.]
Paige: Kyle? Kyle? Kyle? Kyle.
(Kyle is tied to the cave roof, barely conscious.)
[Cut to the manor. Attic.]
Phoebe: Okay, so now that we know where they are, all we have to do is mix up a new vanquishing potion and get Paige’s spell.
Piper: Yeah, but that would mean we would have to go to the book which is in the kitchen, which entails us going downstairs, away from the crystals, which means the demon could slice and dice us.
Phoebe: True, but for all we know, the demon could already have Paige.
Piper: Us getting killed doesn’t change that. Besides, I can’t leave Leo.
Phoebe: Okay, I know this is really hard for you, Piper, but there’s nothing that we can do to help Leo. He’s gotta fight this fight on his own. But we can help Paige.
Piper: All right, let’s just make it fast.
Phoebe: Okay. Remember, if the demon attacks, grab the amulet.
Piper: Oh, sure, yeah, no problem. (Piper and Phoebe walk down the stairs and head for the kitchen. Sarpedon smokes in behind Phoebe.) Phoebe!
(Phoebe turns around and Sarpedon stabs her in the stomach with his spiked glove. She falls to the floor. He turns to Piper.)
Phoebe: Hey. Where’s your amulet?
(Phoebe holds up his amulet then falls unconscious.)
Piper: No. (Sarpedon stabs Piper and she blows him up. His spiked glove is left sticking out of her stomach. She falls to the floor.) Leo.
[Scene: Leo’s vision. Leo and Alpha are still surrounded by darkness.]
Leo: What do you mean this is the end? The end of what?
Alpha: The end of the battle. Between good and evil. Its outcome. Mutual destruction and the eternal void that necessarily follows.
Leo: How is this possible?
Alpha: I’m afraid it’s unavoidable. A flawed design. There is however, another way. A better way. That is what we represent, Leo. But we’ll need your help to implement and the Charmed Ones, of course, when they’re ready.
Leo: What way is that?
Alpha: Utopia. A world where good and evil no longer exist. Where the battle is behind you, behind everyone. A world where you and Piper no longer have to suffer through the obstacles that have kept you apart.
Leo: What’s the catch?
Alpha: Only the courage to change. Unless it’s already too late.
[Cut to the manor. Attic. Alpha is there. Leo wakes up.]
Alpha: She’s not here, Leo. I’m afraid there isn’t much time.
Leo: Piper? Piper! (Leo runs downstairs and Alpha follows. Leo finds Piper and Phoebe dead on the floor.) Why did you do this?
Alpha: We didn’t do this, Leo. Evil did. It might not be too late though to reverse it, if you join us.
Leo: You can save them?
Alpha: We can save everyone, Leo. With your help. (Leo nods.) So be it. (Alpha holds out his hands and a glowing light hits Leo. Leo glows for a couple of seconds.) Welcome to the fold.
Leo: What do I do next?
Alpha: Heal them.
Leo: I can’t heal them, they’re dead.
Alpha: You’re an Avatar now, Leo. You have all you need. You have the powers.
(Alpha disappears. Leo holds out his arms and a beam of light flows out of his hands and hits Piper and Phoebe. Paige orbs in with Agent Brody.)
(The beams of light vanish and Piper and Phoebe wake up.)
Piper: You’re back. (Leo helps her up. Paige goes over to Phoebe.) I thought I was…
(Paige notices the amulet in Phoebe’s hand.)
Paige: Where did you get that?
Phoebe: From the demon I guess.
Brody: So that’s it? It’s over?
Piper: Is it?
Paige: I’ve never seen you heal anyone like that, Leo.
Piper: Did something happen to you?
Leo: What do you mean?
Piper: In the vision quest, you seemed like you were in pain.
Leo: Yeah, well, something I had to go through, I guess, to see the truth.
[Scene: P3. The Donnas are playing on stage. Piper and Phoebe are sitting on the couches near by.]
Piper: Thanks for getting Rex to do that sound check. They sounded great.
Phoebe: Yeah, actually, I forgot to do that. What? I was very busy trying to save your husband.
Piper: All right, down girl, easy, don’t worry about it.
Phoebe: I guess I get a little testy when someone kills me, you know.
Piper: Oh, come on, we weren’t killed, we were just maimed. Leo can’t heal the dead.
(Paige walks up to them.)
Paige: Hey, ladies. Sorry I’m late. Oh, you guys look great for being recently deceased.
Piper: We weren’t dead. Ah, forget it.
(A waitress with a tray full of drinks walks over to them.)
(The waitress almost drops the tray and Paige quickly catches the drinks before they fall.)
Waitress: Sorry. God, I’m sorry, my bad.
(The waitress walks away.)
Piper: I see you got your angel back.
Paige: Thank god. No pun intended.
Phoebe: What about Agent Brody?
Phoebe: All right, Kyle. You know, just because we almost got him killed, doesn’t mean we have to trust him.
Piper: Oh, come on, now. Enough of this already. Everything turned out fine like it always does. Well, almost always does.
Paige: Except for the Avatars. Kyle said that that’s what the demon called the new power.
Phoebe: Doesn’t ring any bells. (Leo walks up to them.) Well, well, well, look at you. Welcome back.
Leo: Thank you. It’s good to be back, believe me.
Piper: No voices, floating heads, guilt trips?
Leo: No, nothing.
Paige: Ever hear of the avatars?
Leo: Avatars? Why?
Paige: Just they could be the big bad everyone’s worried about.
Leo: I will look into it. But first, a toast to being back together, new beginnings.
Piper: I will drink to that.
(They clink their drinks together.)