Written by: Curtis Kheel
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick
Season 6, Episode 07
Episode Number: 118
[Scene: Law Firm. Office. Night. Larry and Paige are there. Larry is sitting at his desk signing papers and Paige is standing beside him.]
Paige: Okay, sign there… and there… and give me your John Hancock right there. And you’re done.
Larry: Great. And what about the Smith case?
Larry: And the amendments to my living trust.
Larry: Did you take care of my donation to the…
Paige: Children’s foundation. Got it covered. It’s going through in the morning and may I say that is a very generous donation.
Larry: Yeah, well, it’s the least I can do, believe me. I don’t think I could have gone through all this without you, Paige, you have been a miracle worker.
Paige: Thank you. You should have seen me at my other temp jobs if you want to see miracles.
(Larry pulls an envelope out of a drawer.)
Larry: This is for you. (He hands it to you.) It’s just my way of saying thank you.
Paige: I really couldn’t.
Larry: Just take it. I know a good soul when I see one.
Paige: Thank you.
(Larry looks at the clock. 11:57.)
Larry: So, you better go. I’m sure your family would never forgive me if I kept you here past midnight.
Paige: Okay, well, I’ll see you tomorrow.
(Paige leaves the room. Larry stares at the clock.)
Larry: I wouldn’t count on it.
[Cut to the hallway. Paige walks over to the elevator and pushes the button. She looks inside the envelope to find several hundred dollar bills.]
[Cut to Larry’s office. The clock changes to 12:00 and a demon flames in. Paige walks in. The demon throws Larry to the floor.]
Larry: Behind you! (A demon holding an energy ball stands behind Paige, ready to attack. Paige turns around grabs the demon’s arm and throws him against the wall. The demon lands on his own energy ball and is vanquished. The other demon creates an energy ball and faces Paige.) No! Wait!
(Larry jumps in front of Paige and the demon throws the energy ball, hitting Larry.)
Demon: Forget it, witch, you lost him.
(The demon flames out. Larry’s soul exits his body. Paige kneels down beside his body.)
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper and Wyatt are there. Piper is feeding Wyatt.]
Piper: Let’s try just a little bit.
(Phoebe walk in.)
Phoebe: Good morning. (Phoebe kisses Wyatt.) So how was your date?
(Phoebe drops her laptop, handbag and shoes on the table.)
Piper: Don’t ask. You need a hand?
Phoebe: Uh, sure, if you want to get my car washed, go to the dry cleaners for me, and go to work for me too, that would be great.
Piper: Sure, if you go run the club for me, go to the dentist, and raise Wyatt for me.
Phoebe: Today I would trade with you in a second. Do you remember Spencer Ricks? That slimy advice columnist?
Piper: Uh, the one you turned into a turkey?
Phoebe: Uh, yeah, well, I should have kept him that way. Elise just hired him away from the competition to work with me. (Phoebe smiles at Wyatt.) Look how handsome he looks.
Piper: Why would she do that?
Phoebe: I don’t know. I guess to promote his hiring, she wants us to pick a letter and each give advice on it. So, you know, one, sensitive and caring and the other one, chauvinistic and…
Phoebe: Thank you. I have half a mind to call Jason and complain about it but I don’t want to use our relationship for leverage.
Piper: What’s the use of sleeping with your boss then?
Phoebe: Because I actually enjoy sleeping with my boss.
Piper: Yeah, don’t brag.
Phoebe: Not getting any is making you bitter.
Piper: Hello, hi, excuse me.
Phoebe: Oh, he doesn’t know what we’re talking about. He’s ten months old, he thinks we’re talking about milk for god’s sakes.
Piper: Phoebe, he conjured a dragon, I wouldn’t put anything past him.
Phoebe: That’s a good point.
Piper: Now if he can only find a way to keep guys from bolting every time they lay eyes on him. It’s not easy dating as a single mum.
Phoebe: Oh, come on, there’s got to be lots of guys out there that like kids.
Piper: Yeah, I haven’t met any so far, so I’m just gonna cut to the chase. I’ve got three dates lined up, they’re all gonna meet Wyatt on the first date, and if they don’t like it, tough.
Phoebe: You could always turn them into a turkey. (Phoebe holds up a potion. Paige walks in through the back door.) Where you been? (Paige keeps walking.) Paige?
[Cut to the dining room. Phoebe follows Paige.]
Phoebe: Paige? What happened? What’s the matter?
(Paige walks to the bottom of the stairs.)
Paige: What time is it?
Phoebe: Eight. Were you out all night?
Paige: Yeah, I guess I was.
(In the dining room, Piper puts Wyatt in his playpen.)
Piper: You hang on right there.
Phoebe: Okay, sit down here for a second. (Phoebe and Paige sit on the step. Piper walks in.) Talk to us.
Paige: I lost an innocent last night, a demon killed him right in front of me.
Phoebe: Oh, god.
Piper: At your temp job?
Paige: Yeah. I should have seen it coming. Every other job someone’s wound up needing my help. I just don’t know why I didn’t see it.
Paige: Well, maybe you weren’t meant to.
Paige: No, I was, I just didn’t. Even worse, when I tried to save him, he wound up saving me. I just wish I knew what was going on. Why they were after Larry in the first place and how he knew they were coming for him.
Piper: What do you mean he knew?
Paige: He just did. He was finalising his will, making donations, trying to get me out of there, he knew.
Phoebe: How could he have known?
Piper: I don’t know, unless maybe he wasn’t so innocent, which is probably why you weren’t meant to save him.
Paige: No, I don’t believe that.
Phoebe: Look, Paige, even if he was an innocent, you can’t save everybody. I mean, that’s just the lesson we’ve all had to learn unfortunately.
Paige: I know.
Piper: Paige, you can’t blame yourself for what happened. If you were meant to save him, you would have. You have to believe that.
Paige: I can’t.
(Paige goes upstairs.)
[Scene: Alley. Leo is there. He walks over to a brick wall and touches it. Suddenly, Chris falls out of the wall through a portal and lands on Leo.]
Chris: Leo, what are you doing here?
Leo: Get off of me.
(Leo pushes him off.)
Chris: Are you following me again? (They stand up.) I thought we were past these issues.
Leo: What is that?
Chris: That? Nothing.
Leo: No? (Leo grabs Chris’s arm and shoves his head in the portal. He pulls Chris back out and he’s wearing a knight’s helmet.) What the hell?
(Chris lifts up the face guard.)
Chris: Long story.
(He takes off the helmet and throws it in the portal.)
Leo: What is that? A time portal? Is that what that is? What are you using that for?
Chris: I don’t have to answer that.
Leo: I thought you said you had nothing to hide.
Chris: I don’t have to answer that either.
Leo: Wanna bet?
(Leo grabs Chris and they both go into the portal.)
[Cut to a large rocky mountain. Leo and Chris fall out of it and roll down it. They stop rolling and get up.]
Leo: Where are we?
Chris: How the hell should I know? That’s what I was trying to tell you, I don’t know how to control it.
(They hear a roar and Chris looks behind him. He runs off. Leo looks around and sees a Tyrannosaurus Rex heading straight for them. He runs off too.)
[Scene: Law Firm. Hallway. Paige is there talking to Larry’s wife.]
Paige: So if there’s anything I can do.
Mrs. Henderson: Thank you. I just can’t believe that he’s gone.
Paige: I know.
Mrs. Henderson: I’m just grateful that he wasn’t alone when it happened. I know he didn’t know you very long but I’m glad you were with him.
Paige: I just wish I had have gotten there sooner.
Mrs. Henderson: There’s nothing you could have done. He had a heart attack, it was his time I guess.
Paige: Yeah, I’m not so sure about that. I just, I mean, that he was so young. And from everything that people have said, he was just this great guy, you know, it just doesn’t seem fair.
Mrs. Henderson: No, it doesn’t, does it?
Paige: So, Mrs. Henderson, I feel weird asking you this, but was he acting any differently before…
(A woman approaches Mrs. Henderson.)
Woman: I’m sorry, I have to go now but if there’s anything you need just call me.
Mrs. Henderson: Yeah, okay, thank you.
(They hug and the woman leaves.)
Paige: I don’t mean to be taking up all your time.
(Paige starts to leave.)
Mrs. Henderson: No, wait, please. What made you ask that?
Paige: It’s just some of the things that he asked me to do for him before… It’s just almost as if he knew that something was going to happen.
Mrs. Henderson: Actually, he knew about a lot of things before they would happen. In fact, some times I almost thought he was clairvoyant.
Mrs. Henderson: I mean, at least in business, anyway. Up until a couple of years ago we had nothing. Flat broke, going nowhere. And then just all of a sudden.
Paige: All of a sudden…
Mrs. Henderson: I don’t know, it was like he won the lottery or something. Suddenly he couldn’t lose. Every deal he made was golden. And at first he was happy of course, but then he wasn’t. And whenever I would ask him how he did it or how he knew, he would just say that he could sense what was about to happen. What could that possibly mean?
(A man approaches Mrs. Henderson.)
Man: Excuse me, his brother’s on the phone.
Mrs. Henderson: Excuse me.
(She walks away. Richard walks out of the elevator and over to Paige.)
Richard: Hey, Paige.
Richard: Last time I saw you you were kind of saving my life. How are you?
[Scene: The Bay Mirror. Phoebe’s office. Spencer Ricks is sitting at Phoebe’s desk with his feet up on it, reading letters. Phoebe walks in and rolls her eyes.]
Spencer: As I live and breathe. Pheeble. Where you been? What, are you keeping bankers hours?
Phoebe: Turkey. Okay, first of all get your feet off my desk, and secondly get out of my chair.
Spencer: Aw, and here I thought we were gonna be friends.
Spencer: Alright, alright. Geez, keep your panties on. (He gets up. Phoebe walks around to the back of her desk and Spencer has a glance of her butt.) Nice.
(Spencer heads for the door.)
Phoebe: Okay, let’s get a couple of things straight here. I didn’t ask for this and I don’t like it so don’t push it or else…
Spencer: Or else what?
Phoebe: You know what? Let’s just pick a letter.
Spencer: Well, let’s start with there is nothing good in this pile of dribble. I mean, there’s some lady who wants to break up with a loser, another who wants to be closer to mummy, and this one, she’s worried about losing her virginity. It’s like a freakin’ PMS convention. (Phoebe pulls out the turkey potion.) Let me ask you a question. Do you ever get letters from anybody other than a bunch of whiny chicks?
(Phoebe throws the potion at Spencer and he turns into a turkey. She thinks for a second and then pulls out another potion. She throws it at the turkey and it turns back into Spencer.)
Phoebe: As you were saying?
[Scene: P3. Day. Piper is sitting at the bar, waiting. A good-looking guy walks in wearing a suit.]
Piper: Ryan, hi, good, you got my message.
Ryan: Yeah, my secretary caught me before I left. I thought we were gonna meet at the restaurant?
Piper: Yeah, sorry about that, something came up.
Ryan: Is everything okay?
Piper: Yeah, everything’s fine, it’s just that, um, my babysitter cancelled at the last minute.
Ryan: Babysitter. You have a baby?
Piper: Uh-huh. (Piper reaches behind her stool and wheels Wyatt around in his walker.) What do you think?
Ryan: I think… he’s adorable.
Piper: You do?
Ryan: Absolutely. What’s his name?
Piper: Wyatt. So you’re okay with this? You still wanna go out?
Ryan: What, are you kidding? I love babies. Although, I think maybe we should go to Chuck E. Cheese now. Do you mind?
Piper: No, I’ll just grab my purse.
Ryan: Sure. (Piper gets up and walks out the back. Ryan picks Wyatt up.) Hey, there big fella. You wanna go with mummy and me to lunch? Huh?
(Wyatt’s eyes glow with a blue light. Ryan panics and puts Wyatt on the floor. He rushes outside. Piper walks back in.)
Piper: We should probably take separate cars because of the baby… seat. (Wyatt walks over to Piper.) Hi. What are you doing? (Piper picks up Wyatt.) Well, fine.
[Scene: Street. Paige and Richard are walking down the sidewalk.]
Richard: Actually, I’m all by myself in the house now. My mum moved out east, family followed. It’s weird to think the only thing holding us together was a feud.
Paige: Makes me sorry I helped end it.
Richard: Don’t be. It’s an amazing freedom. You’re really beating yourself up, huh?
Paige: Yeah, I guess I am. You know, I think I was put in Larry’s life for a reason and it probably wasn’t to watch him die.
Richard: You really believe in that stuff, don’t you?
Richard: Fate, destiny.
Paige: Yeah, don’t you?
Richard: I didn’t, not until I met you. All these magical wars in my family, I mean, if there’s some kind of grand plan, it sucks. (Paige smiles.) What are you smiling at?
Paige: Nothing. It’s just kind of nice to talk to someone about all this magi-ky stuff. I mean, other than my sisters of course.
Richard: What do they think you should do about Larry?
Paige: Basically just let it go.
Richard: Well, if you’d let it go with me, I probably wouldn’t be alive right now.
Paige: Still, I wouldn’t even know where to start.
Richard: Start with Larry. It wouldn’t be the first ghost you summoned.
[Scene: Underground. Auction house. Souls of men and women are in shackles, standing along the edge of the room. More souls are behind bars above on a second floor. Larry’s soul is standing in the centre of the room, facing demon bidders. The auctioneer is wandering around in the centre of the room.]
Auctioneer: The cream of the crop, ladies and demons! The best souls you’ll find up for auction anywhere in the underworld. Guaranteed or your powers back. (to Larry) Straighten up. Take for example, Larry Henderson here. I’ll spare you the pitiful details of his life and only say that thanks to me, he became one of the most prominent lawyers in San Francisco. Friends, don’t let this one get away, he’s a true prize for any soul collector, eater or trader. So, whats say we start the bidding at two powers? (Magical lights circle around Larry and he disappears. The shackles drop to the ground.) Find him!
[Cut to the manor. Living room. Paige and Richard are there. Paige has placed five candles on the floor. Larry’s soul appears in a swirl of magical lights.]
Paige: Welcome back, Larry.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Continued from before.]
Larry: Uh, okay, you-you-you’ve got to send me back before Zahn gets pissed.
Paige: Zahn, is that the demon that…
Larry: Killed me? Yeah, for all intense and purposes, yes. Come on, reverse the spell, come on.
Paige: I can’t, not until we figure out what’s going on.
Larry: Paige, I’m begging you.
Richard: Larry, give it up, she’s stubborn when she wants to be. Trust me.
Larry: Do I know you?
Richard: Uh, no, you know my family, you did some accounting for us.
Larry: Exactly how are you involved with this?
Richard: Just, uh, fate.
Larry: Great, fate. Well, you wanna talk about fate. If I don’t live up to my end of the deal, my wife’s fate is screwed too and I’m not gonna let that happen. Now come on.
Paige: What, did you make some sort of Faustian deal?
Larry: Yeah. Yeah, I did. Look, I’m not proud of it, alright. But Zahn came to me five years ago when I was down and hurting and he promised to pull me out of it in exchange for my… for my soul. And, uh, last night payment came due in full.
Richard: So that’s how you built up your firm?
Larry: Among other things. But then when I realised how Zahn was making me rich off of other peoples pain and all the freak accidents. I tried to stop it, I tried to break the deal but when I realised I couldn’t, I tried to make amends and tried to give away everything before it was too late.
(Piper walks in the front door with Wyatt. She looks in the living room.)
Paige: Oh, hey, you, um, remember Richard.
Piper: What’s going on?
Paige: Oh, you know, just, uh, summoning a ghost. (Piper walks into the conservatory and puts Wyatt in his playpen. Paige follows.) What was I supposed to do? Just let him rot in hell or wherever he was.
Piper: Paige, that’s the thing, you don’t even know where you summoned him from. How do you know that all the demons in the underworld aren’t out looking for him?
Paige: Yeah, but that’s all the more reason to save him.
Piper: Save him? He’s dead.
Paige: No, he hasn’t moved on yet which means I have a chance to save his soul before Zahn gets it.
Piper: And who is Zahn?
Paige: That’s the demon he made a deal with.
Piper: No, that’s not what I mean. What is his level? What are his powers?
Paige: I don’t know, I haven’t checked the book yet.
Piper: So you have no idea what you’re up against?
Paige: No. But does it really matter?
Piper: Paige, look, I know this search is important to you and you need to maintain a separate identity but you can’t keep going off on your own, it’s not how we work.
Paige: Well, if I hadn’t, Larry’s soul could have been lost by now.
Piper: He sold his soul, it was his choice.
Paige: Yeah, well, so he makes a mistake in life. Does that mean he has to pay for it in his afterlife too?
Piper: Yeah, maybe, because actions have consequences and we can’t go around cleaning up after everybody’s mistakes, especially mistakes like this.
Paige: So what, do you want me to just send him back?
Piper: I think that if you bring danger into this house you need to talk to us about it before hand.
Paige: I did, but you weren’t exactly supportive. Unlike Richard who actually was.
Piper: What does Richard have to do with this? You barely even know him.
Paige: Maybe, but he seems to get me more than you. (Paige walks back into the living room.) Hey, listen, thanks so much for your help but, um, I think maybe you’d better go.
Richard: Are you sure?
Paige: Yeah. But I’ll call you later.
Paige: (to Larry) And you, come with me.
Larry: What? Where are we going?
Paige: We are going to save your soul.
(Paige and Larry go upstairs. Richard looks over at Piper before leaving.)
[Scene: Rocky mountain. Leo and Chris are running from the dinosaur.]
Chris: Come on. (They get to the top of the mountain and run around a large rock.) Let’s go. (The dinosaur roars. Leo and Chris hide in a space under a large rock. The dinosaur loses them and walks away.) I don’t understand, why can’t we orb?
Leo: Prehistoric. Magic won’t be around until there’s people around to use it.
Chris: Perfect. We’ll just hang out for the next million years or so, no problem.
Leo: More like sixty-five million. It’s the cretaceous period.
Chris: Man, you are old. I think he’s gone. He looks gone. Do you think he’s gone?
Chris: Neither do I.
(They continue walking along the mountain.)
Leo: The sooner we get back to our time, the less we’ll have to worry about.
Chris: Yeah, that’s gonna be a problem.
Leo: What do you mean?
Chris: I mean, you just don’t create time portals out of thin air, it’s not like that.
Leo: Well, you coming back from the future originally seemed like an exact science.
Chris: That was a spell, alright? A one way door. It only goes backward in time, not forward.
Leo: So, what, you’re creating portals to get back to the future, is that it? Why?
Chris: To see if it changed, okay? To see if I stopped the demon who was after Wyatt. What? You still don’t believe me?
Leo: All I care about right now is getting back home.
Chris: Well, all you gotta do is find the portal that dumped us here. Good luck. Watch out for the dinosaurs.
Leo: You’d like, wouldn’t you? Get rid of me once and for all?
Chris: You were the one who sent us back to Jurassic Park, alright? Not me.
Leo: Wouldn’t be the first time you tried to get rid of me.
Chris: Think what you want, but know this. If we don’t find a way back, Wyatt’s screwed. If you don’t believe me, believe that.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper and Wyatt are there. Wyatt is in his high chair. Piper is talking on the phone.]
Phoebe’s Voice: Have you tried calling for Leo?
Piper: Yeah, he’s not answering either. He’s probably out chasing after Chris and god only knows where that is.
Phoebe: We’re gonna have to talk to those guys. They’re never around when we need them anymore.
Piper: Yeah, I think we need to talk to Paige first, because this little power of one kick of hers is getting out of control.
Phoebe: Yeah, but didn’t we promise her we wouldn’t but in anymore?
Piper: Yeah, but that was when she was just helping Richard, she wasn’t yanking souls away from angry demons. (The doorbell rings.) Look, I’m not saying that we need to gang up on her, but this is clearly becoming a pattern and we need to remind her that we have a shared destiny to worry about too.
Phoebe: Okay, I’ll be right there.
Piper: Okay, bye. (Piper hangs up. She moves over to Wyatt.) Alright, let’s get this over with. What do you think?
[Cut to The Bay Mirror. Phoebe’s office. Phoebe grabs her bag and heads for the door. Spencer blocks her way.]
Spencer: Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa. Where are you going, toots?
Phoebe: Home if you must know.
Spencer: Home? Are you nuts? We got a column we gotta write. And I have just found the perfect letter for us to respond to. “Dear Phoebe, I am a breast man at heart but the problem is this girl I like is flat as a board. Should I even bother asking her out?” (He laughs.) Now this is a letter I could respond to.
(Phoebe throws a potion at him and he turns into a pig.)
Phoebe: Must have been the wrong potion. Excuse me.
(She walks out of her office and closes the door, locking the pig in.)
[Cut to the manor. Foyer. Piper opens the door half way and a good-looking guy is standing there.]
Piper: Brett, hi.
Brett: Piper, I didn’t think you were, uh… (Piper opens the door fully to show that she’s holding Wyatt.) Home.
Piper: Oh, sorry it took me so long, I had to go get my baby.
Brett: A baby? I actually didn’t realise you were a…
Piper: A mum?
Brett: Right, yeah. Why didn’t you tell me?
Piper: Well, you know, some guys just don’t hear that very well. Um, go figure, right? Uh, I don’t mean to be rude but, um, something’s come up and I can’t go out right now, so if you don’t want to reschedule, it’s perfectly understandable.
Brett: Why wouldn’t I? Unless you got ten more of those somewhere.
Piper: No, um, just the one.
Brett: Not a problem. Did I past the test?
Piper: With flying colours. (They hear an explosion. Piper turns around.) Paige? (Wyatt turns his head to face Brett and his eyes glow. Brett panics and runs off.) I, uh, I better… (She turns back around.) Go.
(She closes the door.)
[Cut to the attic. Paige, Larry and Zahn are there. Zahn throws Paige across the room.]
Zahn: You know, ordinarily I’d be upset you summoned me, but seeing how you just helped me find Larry, I’ll be merciful.
Larry: Don’t hurt her, Zahn, please. She didn’t know, she was just trying to help me.
Zahn: Help? Really? What, you thought vanquishing me would set him free? Is that it?
Paige: As a matter of fact.
(Paige throws a potion at him. He freezes it in mid-air and then zaps it with an energy ball.)
Zahn: You were saying?
Paige: You’re a low-level demon, you’re not supposed to have that power.
Zahn: Lady, I haven’t been low-level in years. Not since I started trading souls for powers. Wanna see?
(He creates an energy ball and Paige orbs out as he throws it at her. She orbs back in. Piper walks in.)
(Zahn uses a telekinetic power and throws Piper against the door.)
(Paige rushes over to her.)
Zahn: And just for future reference, even if you could vanquish me it would only make it worse for Larry. Paragraph five, subsection six, line three. All souls in my possession will burn in eternal flames upon my untimely demise. Believe me, it’s a fate worse than anything that could possibly happen at auction. Little protection clause I put in all of my contracts. (He walks over to Larry and waves his hand. The shackles appear on Larry’s arms and legs.) Consider yourself repossessed.
(Zahn flames out and takes Larry with him.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Paige are there. Piper is laying on a couch and Paige is looking through the Book of Shadows. Phoebe walks in holding an ice pack.]
Phoebe: This would all be so much easier if someone that could heal you (louder) was actually listening.
(Piper sits up.)
Piper: It’s no big deal, I’ve had worse.
(Phoebe sits down beside Piper and places the ice pack on Piper’s shoulder.)
Phoebe: Still, those two need a talking to I’ll tell you.
Paige: I don’t understand. Faustian deals have been around for more than a century but there is nothing in here on how to break them. How is that possible?
Piper: Maybe because they can’t be broken.
Piper: It can’t be, there’s gotta be a way. I am not giving up on Larry now.
Phoebe: Listen, sweetie, maybe you should. I know you feel guilty about what happened.
Paige: That’s not it.
Phoebe: It’s affecting all of us now, not just you.
Paige: I said I was sorry.
Piper: That’s not the point.
Paige: Listen, I just want to save his soul.
Piper: But you can’t.
Paige: Larry said that Zahn keeps his contracts locked up somewhere, so if we can find them and destroy them, then we can set all those souls free.
Piper: I don’t think so.
Paige: Why not?
Phoebe: We think we should go after Zahn, stop him before he gets anymore powers.
Paige: What, and just let all those souls burn?
Piper: They’re already lost, Paige, he’s already got them.
Phoebe: I think it’s important that you stop him before he becomes unstoppable.
Piper: Paige, we don’t like this anymore than you do, but this is where we’re at.
Paige: He’s my innocent.
Piper: Yeah, but this is our problem, and one that we did not ask for by the way.
Paige: No, I’m not sacrificing him.
Piper: You don’t have a choice. This is beyond your control, I’m sorry.
(Paige storms out.)
[Scene: Richard’s House. Study. Richard is sitting the at the desk looking through some papers. Paige walks in.]
Richard: Hey, Paige.
Paige: Hey, your housekeeper let me in, I hope you don’t mind.
Richard: No, it’s fine. (He gets up and walks over to her.) Are you okay? Everything alright?
[Scene: Rocky Mountains. Leo and Chris are still walking along the rock mountains.]
Chris: This looks familiar, doesn’t it?
Chris: Maybe we should split up, find the portal faster.
Leo: Wait, if one of us gets caught, the other one needs to keep going. For Wyatt’s sake.
Chris: Oh, you believe me about it now?
Leo: No. I just wanna let you know what’s gonna happen if you get caught.
(Chris’s hand goes through the rock.)
Chris: Found it! (The dinosaur roars and Leo turns around. He slips on some loose rocks and he slides down the hill.) Leo! (The dinosaur appears behind him. Chris runs over to Leo and helps him up.) Come on, come on, go, go!
(They run up the hill and the dinosaur snaps at them. They jump through the portal just as the dinosaur snaps again.)
[Cut to a grassy meadow. Leo and Chris fall out of the portal and roll along the ground.]
Chris: You okay?
Leo: Thanks for not listening to me.
Chris: Any time.
(Seven soldiers surround Leo and Chris and point shot guns at them.)
Soldier: You boys Yankees?
(The soldiers grab them.)
[Scene: Richard’s House. Living room. Paige is sitting there. Richard walks in holding a drink.]
(He hands Paige the drink.)
Paige: Thank you.
(She has a sip. Richard sits down beside her.)
Richard: So, uh, what are you gonna do?
Paige: Well, I got a plan on how to save Larry but it’s kind of risky.
Richard: Maybe you shouldn’t go through with it, I mean, maybe your sisters are right.
Paige: You’re the one who told me to follow my gut instincts.
Richard: I know, I just, uh, I don’t want you to get hurt.
Paige: Listen, I’m gonna need your help to pull this off.
Richard: Paige, if I do magic…
Paige: No, I am not asking you to do that. I’m just gonna need you to get my sisters when it’s time. I need their help too but they can’t know about it until it’s too late to stop me.
Richard: Won’t they get pissed?
Paige: Yeah, probably. Guess I’m pretty stubborn, huh?
Richard: Yeah, in a good way. Paige, you have a gift, don’t fight it.
Paige: Thank you. Got any candles?
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Phoebe are there. Piper is lighting some candles which are placed on the floor and Phoebe is making a potion.]
Piper: How do we know she’s not gonna just summon him herself again?
Phoebe: Who, Zahn? She won’t try that again, not without a potion.
Piper: Well, what about Richard? He can make potions.
Phoebe: Isn’t he on the witch wagon though?
Piper: I’m just saying I wouldn’t put it past her. I can’t believe it’s even got to this point.
Phoebe: It’ll work itself out, it always does.
Piper: I don’t know about that. I mean, we’ve all disagreed with each other at one point or another over the years obviously, but this is different.
Phoebe: So maybe we should call her again and talk to her about it.
Piper: Or we can just summon Zahn and vanquish him quickly before she gets her pig-headed self killed.
Phoebe: Oh, no, pig.
Phoebe: I’ll take care of it, don’t even ask.
Piper: Okay, we give him one chance at giving up Larry’s soul and that’s it.
(Phoebe hands Piper a potion and they stand near the candles. They join hands.)
Piper: “We call upon the ancient powers, to summon one to save a soul.”
[Cut to the underground. Auction house. The souls, including Larry are lined up. Zahn walks along and then pats Larry on the cheek.]
Zahn: You will be first up for auction again. Alright my fellow demons, let’s start the bidding shall we? (Bright magical lights surround Zahn.) Oh, great, not again.
[Cut to the attic. Zahn appears in a swirl of magical lights and then disappears in a swirl of magical lights.]
Phoebe: What happened?
Piper: Where’d he go?
[Cut to Richard’s house. Living room. Paige and Richard are standing in front of lit candles. Zahn appears in the centre of the room.]
Zahn: You again. This time it’s going to cost you.
Paige: Wait. I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.
[Scene: Zahn’s Lair. Paige and Zahn are there. Zahn slides the Faustian Deal across the table over to Paige.]
Zahn: I think you’ll find that everything’s in order.
Paige: You don’t mind if I look it over first?
Zahn: Suit yourself. But it’s exactly as we discussed. You’ll use the same clause I mentioned earlier, to protect me from your sisters of course.
Paige: You’re not gonna have to worry about them.
Zahn: Good. (A feather materialises.) Just sign on the dotted line.
Paige: First Larry.
(Zahn clicks his fingers and Larry appears in the room.
Larry: Paige? What are you doing?
Paige: Exactly what I said I’d do. Saving you.
(Paige signs her name on the Faustian Deal.)
Larry: No, Paige, don’t!
Zahn: Have a nice afterlife. (Zahn waves his hand and Larry glows and rises up into the sky. Paige grabs her chest and drops to the ground. Her soul rises out of her body.) You must really be a good soul to do what you’ve just done. (He rolls up the Deal and a door opens up leading into the vault that stores thousands of other deals. He places Paige’s deal in an empty space and closes the door.) It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.
[Scene: Manor. Foyer. Piper is on the phone while holding Wyatt. Phoebe comes down the stairs.]
Phoebe: Did she answer?
Piper: No, it’s just her voicemail. What about scrying?
Phoebe: Nothing, I can’t find her anywhere. You don’t think Zahn…
Piper: I don’t know, but if he didn’t I will. What was she thinking?
Phoebe: Chris! Leo! Where are those guys?
Piper: Forget it, they’re not answering either.
Phoebe: What are we gonna do? (The doorbell rings. They answer the door.) Richard.
Piper: Have you seen Paige?
Richard: That’s why I’m here.
Phoebe: Okay, inside, inside. (Richard walks in and Phoebe closes the door.) Where is she? Is she alright?
Richard: I don’t know.
Piper: What do you mean you don’t know? What does that mean?
Richard: It means, uh… (Wyatt’s eyes glow like orbing lights.) Does he do that a lot?
Phoebe: What is he doing? Why is he doing that?
Piper: Apparently he’s trying to scare away all of my dates. You little runt. Did your father teach you that?
Phoebe: So not the time.
Piper: You’re right. You’re grounded.
(Piper passes Wyatt to Phoebe.)
Phoebe: Back to Paige.
Richard: She’s with Zahn, or rather her soul is right about now.
Richard: Yeah, it’s all part of her plan, that’s why I’m here. You don’t have much time. She told me to tell you to reverse a “To Call a Lost Sister” spell to take you right to her.
Piper: To do what?
Richard: To save her.
[Scene: Underground. Auction house. Zahn stands in the centre of the room.]
Zahn: Please, everyone, may I have your attention, please. Tonight I have a special treat for you. A once in a life time opportunity to purchase one of these most unique souls there is, or ever was. A Charmed One, ladies and demons. (Paige walks up onto the stage wearing shackles.) One of only three in existence, and I have her here tonight. Both soul and body. (Paige’s body appears on a table near by.) To be auctioned off separately of course.
Paige: Hurry up.
Zahn: Shall we start the bidding at say, ten powers?
Grimlock: I’ll give you fifteen.
Zahn: I have twenty.
Demon: And another twenty for the body.
Zahn: Do I have thirty?
Demon: Thirty just for the soul.
Zahn: I have thirty-six.
Demon: Forty and I’ll throw in all my minions.
Zahn: And minions!
(Piper and Phoebe appear in a swirl of lights.)
Demon: More Charmed Ones.
Grimlock: One hundred for all three.
Piper: Sold to the dead Grimlock. (Piper blows up the Grimlock. A demon throws an energy ball at them at Phoebe channels it back at her, vanquishing her. The demons star running away.) Way to channel. Hey-hey-hey.
(Piper blows up another demon.)
Paige: Piper, hurry! Blow up the vault.
(Piper blows up the vault where all the Deals are kept. They all burn. Paige’s soul enters her body. She gets off the table.)
Zahn: My contracts!
Paige: Cut it a little close.
Piper: What the hell’s going on?
Paige: Bitch later, vanquish now.
(Piper and Phoebe throw a potion each at Zahn. He is vanquished.)
Phoebe: I love watching lawyers explode.
Piper: Now can I bitch?
Paige: No, let me explain. I had to lure you down here, it was the only way to destroy the contracts. All I had to do was find them first.
Piper: But by dying?
Paige: No, I’m not dead. See, your brain has to be dead before you can die so I’m still alive.
(Piper and Phoebe look at each other.)
Phoebe: Okay, so where’s Larry’s soul?
Paige: Larry’s saved. He’s moved on.
Piper: And that was worth risking your life for?
Paige: No, I wasn’t risking my life. See I knew no matter how pissed off you got, you’d still come and save me. We are sisters.
[Scene: P3. Steadman is performing on the stage. Piper and Phoebe are there.]
Phoebe: Piper, how did you have time to book Steadman in your club? Between raising my nephew and trying to date and vanquishing…
Piper: The sister?
Phoebe: Does that mean you’re still mad at Paige?
Piper: Well, yeah, aren’t you?
Piper: I mean, come on, she didn’t just risk her own life, she risked ours as well. Not to mention the power of three.
Phoebe: Yeah, I know, but don’t we kind of do that every week anyway?
Piper: No, not unilaterally we don’t, ever. I’m not saying she has to answer to us all the time or that she can’t go find her bliss, whatever that may be. But not at the risk of what we do.
Phoebe: I totally agree, but still, we have to figure out a way to work it out with her, you know, let her feel like she has a voice in this whole thing. Compromise.
Piper: Since when did you become Solomon all of a sudden?
Phoebe: I have surrendered to being the middle sister.
Piper: Or does it have more to do with this?
(Piper holds up a newspaper with Phoebe’s and Spencer’s column.)
Phoebe: Uck, look at that pig. And I don’t mean literally, at least not anymore. (Leo and Chris walk up to them.) Hey, look who it is. Where you two been?
Leo: Long story.
Chris: We just got a little lost, that’s all and took some time to find our way back.
Leo: So, uh, what’d we miss?
Piper: You lay into them, I have a date.
Phoebe: A date, really? Does he know about Wyatt?
Piper: No, and he’s not gonna any time soon. At least not until after the honeymoon.
(Piper walks away.)
Leo: Whoa, what’d we really miss?
Phoebe: You know what? It’s a long story.
(Phoebe walks away.)
Chris: Come on, I’ll buy you a drink.
Leo: Whitelighters don’t have any money.
Chris: It was a gesture.
Leo: Two cold ones, Billy.
Billy: You got it, Leo.
Leo: It’s on me.
[Scene: Richard’s house. Living room. Paige and Richard are there. Paige lights a candle.]
Paige: For Larry. May your soul find freedom and peace.
Richard: You okay?
Richard: What about you and your sisters?
Paige: Well, we’re gonna be fine, just a few growing pains. I wanted to thank you though, for everything you’ve done.
Richard: Hey, I just delivered a message.
Paige: No, I couldn’t have done it without you.
Richard: Any time.
Paige: Lucky I ran into you.
Richard: Luck. It was fate.