That Old Black Magic

Written by: Vivian Mayhew and Valerie Mayhew
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick

[Scene: Somewhere in the bush. Two guys see a cave. One guy is holding a map.]

Guy #1: There. That’s gotta be it.

Guy #2: I don’t know. It looks kinda small to be a mine shaft doesn’t it?

Guy #1: Maybe it was bigger in the 1800’s. X marks the spot. Let’s check it out.

(They walk inside. They see a skeleton on the ground.)

Guy #2: Definitely not a good sign.

Guy #1: You’re such a wimp.

(Bats fly past them and scares guy #1.)

Guy #2: You were saying?

(They see writing on the cave.)

Guy #1: Ten bucks say this is where the gold is hidden.

Guy #2: Ryan, I think these are all warning signs.

Ryan: Stop worrying about it.

(Ryan gets out a hammer and chisel and starts chiseling at the rock. The rock cracks and dust blows out of it. It explodes and there stands Tuatha a bad witch with a snake around her neck.)

Tuatha: I’m free. What year is this?

Ryan: 1999.

Tuatha: Two hundred years? My wand. Where is my wand?

Ryan: Your what?

Tuatha: My wand! Where is it?

Guy #2: We don’t know what you’re talking about.

(Tuatha throws magical dust on them and they shrink.)

Tuatha: Too bad.

Ryan: What the hell just happened?

Guy #2: I don’t know. She shrunk us.

(Tuatha places her snake on a bucket.)

Ryan: What do you think she wants?

Guy #2: How should I know? (Tuatha starts walking towards them.) Uh-oh. Here she comes. I told you this was too dangerous.

Ryan: Fine! But what are we gonna do now?

(Tuatha kneels down.)

Ryan/Guy: Run!!

(Tuatha picks them up and feeds them to her snake.)

Tuatha: You’re welcome. Now, find my wand. (She puts magical dust on it.)

[Scene: Bucklands. Prue’s on the phone talking to Phoebe.]

Prue: Phoebe, we are televising this live. Can’t it wait?

[Cut to the manor. Phoebe’s looking out the living room window.]

Phoebe: Prue, Dan’s truck just pulled up outside.

Prue: Dan’s truck? So?

Phoebe: So, Piper is with him and they’re kissing. And I’m not talking about ‘thanks for lunch’ peck on the cheek kinda kiss. They mean business. (Phoebe turns away disgusted.)

Prue: Okay, what is the problem? They like each other, this is a good thing.

Phoebe: No, I know, I’m just worried that she’s moving too fast. Like she’s too in a hurry to get involved with someone else.

[Cut back to Prue. She walks in a room where there’s lots of people, cameras, and a table with auction items on it.]

Prue: Look, Piper’s a big girl and really, I mean, it’s none of our business. Right? Right?

[Cut back to Phoebe. Piper and Dan are still kissing.]

Phoebe: Isn’t it sort of our business?

Prue: Okay, Phoebe, Piper can not just sit around for the rest of her life waiting for Leo. She’s trying to move on.

[Cut back to Prue. She picks up a wand off the table.]

Prue: Besides, Dan’s a great guy.

Director: Okay, we’re on in five, Miss Halliwell.

Prue: Uh, gotta go, okay, bye. (She hangs up.)

[Cut back to Phoebe. She looks out the window and see Dan and Piper walking towards the door.]

Phoebe: It’s about freakin’ time. (Leo orbs in.) Oh! Leo, whatever happened to knocking?

Leo: I’m sorry, Phoebe, but there’s no time. Where’s Prue and Piper? We have to talk.

Phoebe: Uh, you know, now’s not really a good time. Okay, I know, how about you orb back in say an hour. Okay, that would be great, bye, bye.

Leo: I can’t. The worst thing imaginable just happened.

(The door opens and Dan and Piper walk in laughing. They see Leo. Leo looks upset.)

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Piper and Leo walk in the solarium.]

Piper: It’s not that it isn’t great to see you, Leo, because it is. But you can’t just orb in whenever it’s convenient.

Leo: It’s never been a problem before.

Piper: Yeah, well, things have changed.

Leo: I can see that.

Piper: Leo …

Leo: Sorry, wasn’t fair. Where’s Prue?

Piper: At work.

Leo: Fine. Then we’ll have to start without her and your friend Dan has to leave now.

Piper: Oh, really? Why?

Leo: Because you and your sisters have a very big problem. A magical problem. Look, this isn’t personal, it’s business.

Piper: What else is new?

[Cut to Dan and Phoebe.]

Dan: You know, that handyman guy sure does hang around here a lot.

Phoebe: Well, it’s an old house. Lots of things need fixing.

Dan: Then why does Piper look so upset?

Phoebe: Because there are some things he can’t fix the way she wants it.

(Dan looks at his watch.)

Dan: You know, I’m late for a job. If you could just have her call me.

Phoebe: Oh-oh, oops. (She wipes lipstick off his face.) Lipstick.

Dan: Thanks. (He opens the door.) Are Piper and Leo … ?

Phoebe: You’re late. (He leaves.)

(Piper walks back in the foyer.)

Piper: Dan, wait. Well, I wouldn’t know where to begin anyway.

Phoebe: Everything okay, sweetie?

Piper: Oh, no.

(Leo walks back in the foyer.)

Leo: Come on, we gotta get going.

Phoebe: Going? Where are we going?

Leo: I’ll explain on the way.

Piper: No Leo, you’ll explain now. We’re not going anywhere.

Leo: Two hundreds years ago, a good witch turned evil, and started using her craft against innocents. Fortunately she was tricked in a cave and entombed. But unfortunately this morning Tuatha escaped.

Phoebe: Tuatha? Who wouldn’t go bad with a name like that?

Piper: So, you want us to find her and vanquish her. What’s the big deal?

Leo: The big deal is you can’t vanquish her. No witch can. She kills good witches.

Piper: Leo, if we can’t defeat her, than who can?

Leo: There’s only one person. He’s known as the Chosen One.

Phoebe: The Chosen One. Is he a witch?

Leo: No, he’s a normal person. Other than the fact that he was born to use Tuatha’s wand against her.

Piper: So, what do you want from us? Why don’t you just go get him?

Leo: I need you to protect him from Tuatha until the wand comes to him. It shouldn’t be long. Look, law has it that once the witch is free, the wand will find him. But is she finds it first …

Phoebe: She’ll kill the Chosen One.

Leo: And then she’ll come after you too.

[Scene: Bucklands. Prue’s doing her thing on TV. She’s talking to a woman about the wand.]

Prue: The design of inlaid garnets with pewter and ebony is distinctly eighteenth century European.

Woman: Eighteenth century? I had no idea it was that old.

Prue: The facet cut amber headpiece surrounded by the symbolic snakes suggested that it was an ornamental staff or a ritual wand.

Woman: And I bought it at a flea market for fifteen dollars.

Prue: Betty, you will be very pleased to hear that at auction you could easily get five thousand dollars.

Betty: Good Lord.

(Jack Sheridan walks up to them.)

Jack: Of course an item is only worth as much as some is willing to pay for it. Isn’t that right?

Prue: I’m sorry, who are you?

Jack: Jack Sheridan from Sheridan Internet auctions. If you own it, we can sell it.

Prue: Oh, okay, how nice for you, but this is my appraisal.

Jack: And it’s a very impressive one too. But can you guarantee this nice lady that someone will actually pay five thousand dollars for this at auction?

Prue: Well, there are no guarantees but …

Director: (quietly) Thirty seconds.

Jack: Betty, I’m willing to give you one thousand dollars cash today.

Prue: Yeah, well, than you’d be robbing her of four thousand dollars.

Jack: But you said yourself you can’t guarantee that.

Prue: Well, I suppose you just have one thousand dollars cash in your pocket.

Jack: Would you like to find out yourself?

Prue: No need. I can tell there’s not much there just by looking.

Jack: Betty, I can have one thousand dollars cash for you this afternoon. What do you say?

Betty: I say sold. (She writes her address down on some paper.) Here’s my address and I’ll see you there this afternoon.

Jack: It’s a deal.

(She hands him the paper and she leaves.)

Director: Cut. And that’s a wrap. Excellent folks. Very entertaining.

Prue: Yeah, for you.

Jack: Look, forgive me. I just wanted to be on the same stage as Prue Halliwell.

Prue: Why?

Jack: Because it gives my start up company instant credibility, that’s why. You know, if the other specialists at Bucklands have your expertise and talents, I might reconsider the standing job offer. I turned them down last year.

Prue: You wouldn’t like it here, Mr. Sheridan. We don’t lie or cheat.

Jack: But I don’t lie. You know what, I better get to the bank. I have a wand to buy.

(He starts to leave.)

Prue: (to herself) Wanna bet? (She uses her power and the piece of paper flies out of his pocket and Prue catches it.)

[Scene: Outside a school. Piper, Phoebe and Leo are walking down the pathway.]

Piper: I don’t know, an evil witch who gets her jolly’s killing good witches? Maybe we should of waited for Prue to get home.

Leo: There’s no time.

Phoebe: Okay, please tell me we’re here because the Chosen One is a big burly football coach.

Leo: No, but he is the seventh son of the seventh son. We’ve been watching him since he was a young boy.

Piper: Okay, so how old is he now?

Leo: See, over there. (Leo points and you see a teenage boy getting picked on.)

Piper: He’s a high school student?

Phoebe: And he’s a nerd.

Leo: Hey, I didn’t choose him, they did. If he can help save your lives, that’s all I care about.

Piper: Leo, he’s a teenager. How can we let him go up against Tuatha? She’ll destroy him.

Leo: Not if he finds the wand and learns how to use it. Besides, she knows he’s the Chosen One. If we don’t help him, she’ll find him and destroy him anyway.

Phoebe: Doesn’t sound like we have much of a choice.

Piper: This is wrong. He should be battling acne at his age, not evil witches.

(You see Kyle doing some magic tricks.)

Phoebe: Yeah, but look at us. Do we look like we should be the all powerful Charmed Ones?

Piper: What’s his name?

Leo: Kyle. Kyle Gwydien.

Phoebe: Does he know yet?

Leo: No.

Piper: Any idea on how we’re suppose to get him to come with us?

Phoebe: I have an idea. He likes magic, right? Let’s show him ours.

(Kyle starts walking down the footpath. Piper and Phoebe go up to him.)

Phoebe: Hey, it’s Kyle, right?

Kyle: Do I know you?

Phoebe: Not yet, but you will. You’ll know the both of us.

Kyle: I think you might have me confused with somebody else.

Piper: Nope, you’re the one.

Phoebe: The Chosen One.

Piper: That was real subtle.

Phoebe: You heard what Leo said, clocks are ticking. Hey, Kyle, do you believe in magic? Real magic?

Kyle: I gotta go. (He walks off.)

Phoebe: Piper, we have to show him before someone sees.

Piper: Kyle. (He turns around and Piper freezes him.) Now what?

Phoebe: You wait here. (Phoebe stands behind him. He unfreezes and looks around for Phoebe.) Behind you.

Kyle: How’d you do that?

Phoebe: Magic. Wanna know more?

[Scene: Betty’s house. She places some cups of tea on a table. Tuatha’s snake appears.]

Betty: Oh! Oh! Help me! Somebody! (She picks up the wand.) Help me! (Tuatha appears.)

Tuatha: (to the snake) Well done. (to Betty) That’s my wand. (The wand flies over to Tuatha. The amber at the top of the wand starts glowing.)

Betty: My God, who are you?

Tuatha: The last being you will ever see.

(Betty screams.)

[Cut to the hallway. Prue’s there. She hears Betty scream.]

Prue: Betty.

(She uses her power to open the door. You see Tuatha using her wand and Betty disappears. Prue uses her power and Tuatha flies across the room and she drops the wand. Prue picks it up and runs outside. Tuatha stands up.)

Tuatha: No, it’s alright. We don’t have to follow her. (She picks up her snake.) She’s a good witch. She’ll come back to us.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Piper, Phoebe, Leo and Kyle are sitting at a table.]

Kyle: So, you’re witches?

Piper: Right.

Kyle: And I’m the Chosen One?

Phoebe: Correct.

Kyle: And-and-and why exactly am I the Chosen One again?

Leo: Because you’re the only one who can defeat Tuatha.

Piper: Leo, please.

Leo: Look, I’m sorry, we don’t have a lot of time here.

Piper: All the more reason not to freak Kyle out.

Kyle: Too late.

Phoebe: Look, Kyle, I know that this is a lot for you to take in and your first instinct is probably to resist it. I mean, I know that’s how we felt when we first found out we were witches.

Piper: Still do sometimes.

Phoebe: But we’ve learned that you can not fight your destiny. It’s like fighting who you are, who you’re meant to be.

Leo: And your destiny is to vanquish the evil witch, Tuatha.

Kyle: I bet one of my brothers put you up to this, right? What, sean? No, no, I bet, I bet it was Ian. I’m always the butt of their jokes.

Phoebe: Kyle, listen.

Kyle: No, you listen. This is a joke. I’m not the Chosen One. I’m no one. You made a mistake.

(He starts to leave.)

Leo: Kyle, wait.

Phoebe: What do we do? What do we do?

Piper: Stop him.

[Cut to the foyer. Prue enters with the wand.]

Prue: (to Kyle) Whoa, who are you? (The wand glows.) It glowed.

Leo: That’s the wand. It has to be. It recognizes you, Kyle.

Prue: Recognizes? What do you mean?

Piper: Where did you get that?

Prue: From someone I think I should tell you about in private.

Phoebe: Someone named Tuatha?

Prue: Tuatha?

Pheobe: Let Kyle hold the wand.

Leo: Go ahead, it won’t hurt you.

(Prue hands Kyle the wand and it glows.)

Prue: Oh!

Leo: It found you, just like it’s suppose to.

Prue: Okay, time out. Attic anyone? (She goes upstairs.)

Piper: Kyle, won’t you go in the kitchen and help yourself to anything you want. That is if you’re staying.

Kyle: I’m staying. I don’t know for how long though.

(Phoebe and Piper go upstairs.)

Leo: I’ll be right back.

[Cut to the attic.]

Prue: Leo, he is just a kid. Besides, you haven’t seen Tuatha’s power. I mean, she made a woman disappear literally.

Leo: It’s his destiny to defeat Tuatha, Prue.

Prue: Then why did I get the wand?

Leo: To make sure it got to him. It’s part of the law. If you guys were meant to defeat Tuatha there would be a spell in the Book Of Shadows and there isn’t.

Piper: He’s right, we checked.

Leo: Which means we need to spend what little time we have teaching Kyle how to use the wand.

Prue: Look, Leo, I know that you’ve never guided us down the wrong path before, but please at least let us try to defeat Tuatha. If we fail, then fine, we’ll help you with Kyle.

Leo: She’ll kill you.

Prue: Don’t bet on it. Alright, we need to start by finding out where Tuatha is before she finds us. (Phoebe and Prue start walking towards the door.) Piper, are you with us?

(Piper stares at Leo.)

Piper: Yep.

[Cut to the kitchen. Kyle is looking at the wand. Jenny enters.]

Jenny: Hey, it’s me.

Kyle: Hi.

Jenny: Who are you?

Kyle: Apparently I’m the Chosen One.

Jenny: I haven’t seen you around before. What’s you name?

Kyle: Kyle.

Jenny: Jenny. You a friend of theirs?

Kyle: No, no, I’m just helping them out with something. Maybe … I don’t know.

Jenny: Well, what’s that?

Kyle: It’s magic.

Jenny: I don’t believe in magic.

Kyle: You kidding? Everybody believes in magic.

Jenny: Not me. (Kyle puts the wand on the tip of his finger and it starts spinning around.) That is so cool. How are you doing that?

Kyle: I have no idea.

(Leo enters.)

Leo: What the hell do you think you’re doing?

(Kyle stops it from spinning.)

Kyle: I-I was just …

Leo: Telling your friend goodbye.

Jenny: Fine, I can take a hint. Just tell Piper that my Uncle Dan needs to talk to her okay.

Kyle: Sure.

Jenny: Bye.

Leo: Bye. (She leaves.) So, you still think you’re not the Chosen One?

Commercial Break

[Scene: Cave. Tuatha moves a rock and a book is there. She picks it up.]

Tuatha: There you are. (She opens it up and you can see spells written in it. She turns to a spell.) “To disempower a witch.” Fresh, human heart.

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Prue, Piper and Phoebe has found a spell in the Book Of Shadows.]

Phoebe: Here it is. A scrying spell.

Piper: Scrying? What’s that?

Phoebe: It’s what witches use to magically find something or someone. It says that we need a map, a piece of string and a crystal. Okay.

[Scene: In the bush. A guy is walking along talking to a camera.]

Guy: Day three. I’m definitely lost in the woods. Separated from the other two. Running out of food, water, a little scared.

(He sees Tuatha.)

Tuatha: Sorry, did I scare you?

Guy: Oh, yeah, you did.

Tuatha: Are you lost?

Guy: Yeah, totally. Just walking around in circles. A couple of friends and me were making a documentary on the Blair Witch.

(Tuatha stands closer to him and throws some magical dust on his chest. She reaches in his chest and grabs his heart.)

Tuatha: Did you know it takes fifteen to twenty seconds for a person to die after their heart has been damaged? And since that time is almost up, from the bottom of my heart I thank you.

(The guy falls to the ground and Tuatha walks off holding his heart.)

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe is holding the crystal above a map. The crystal moves to a place on the map.]

Phoebe: Okay, we found her. Lost caves, Mura woods.

[Cut to downstairs. Kyle is trying to make the wand spin on his finger again.]

Kyle: Yeah, I can’t make it do it again.

Leo: You did it before.

Kyle: I don’t know how. I mean, I was just trying to impress Jenny, that’s all.

Leo: Well, that’s how. It came from your heart, from inside of you. You willed it.

Kyle: So what? So, I’m supposed to will some evil witch dead? Why me? You know, I don’t understand, out of all people.

Leo: Don’t sell yourself short, Kyle. You saw what you did before. Now, that was you. All you have to do is believe in yourself. Now try it again.

(Prue, Piper and Phoebe walk in.)

Phoebe: Leo, we found her.

Prue: So, we’re gonna go pay her a little visit.

Leo: No, wait don’t. please.

Piper: It’s nothing personal, Leo. It’s just business.

(They walk to the door. Prue opens it and there stands Jack.)

Prue: You.

Jack: Ah, thrilled to see me, I see. You know, this is a really nice house, Prue. Bucklands obviously pays better than I thought.

Prue: What do you want and how did you find me?

Jack: I followed your scent. That musk. The Cartier, right? Now, that is a classy perfume, though I’m hardly surprised. Can I have my wand back please? See, Betty never called and I couldn’t contact her because her address mysteriously fell out of my pocket somehow. You wouldn’t know anything about that would you?

Prue: You’re blaming me for something that you lost? Isn’t that a little juvenile? I mean what’s next? A shoving match under the jungle gym or war over juice cups?

Piper: Prue, we really need to get going.

Jack: The wand is mine, Prue, and you know it. All is fair in love and war.

(Dan appears behind Jack.)

Dan: Piper?

Piper: Hi, Dan.

(Leo walks in the foyer.)

Leo: Piper, wait.

Dan: Is he still here?

Leo: Never left actually.

Jack: Prue, I’m kind of in a hurry here, so if I could just get my wand.

Phoebe: You know what? Dan, Piper will call you back later, you, whoever you are, sorry no wand, Leo, keep working with Kyle just in case, us, out the back door, out the back door.

(They go out the back door.)

Dan: (to Leo) Don’t you have some other house to repair?

Leo: No.

[Scene: In the bush. Prue, Piper and Phoebe ar there.]

Phoebe: We should be getting close. Hey, there it is.

(They walk up to the cave.)

Piper: Kinda creepy in there and dark.

Prue: Alright, I’ll go in first since she only knows about me. You guys just wait a couple of seconds then follow.

(Prue walks inside the cave.)

[Cut to inside the cave. Bats fly past her and scares her. She then sees the skeleton.]

Prue: (whispering) Okay, okay, okay, okay. (She sees bones and a heart sitting on a rock. Tuatha stands behind her.)

Tuatha: Thank you for not keeping me waiting long.

(Prue turns around.)

Prue: How did you know that…

Tuatha: You witches are always so predictable. (Prue tries to use her power but it doesn’t work.)

Like I said, I cast a spell to remove your powers. Obviously you didn’t count on that, witch.

(Piper and Phoebe walk in the cave.)

Phoebe: And obviously you didn’t count on her sister witches.

(Tuatha throws a small bomb-like thing near them and they fall to the ground. Prue runs over to them.)

Prue: Are you guys okay?

Tuatha: Three witches. I’ll be ready for that next time. (She disappears.)

Phoebe: Cool. (Prue and Piper look at her.) Well, it was.

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Kyle is trying to work the wand.)

Leo: Both hands. Alright, you have to use both hands.

Kyle: But I didn’t need both hands when I made it spin before.

Leo: Well, you’ll need both hands against Tuatha. If she gets the wand from you, she becomes invincible and you will not be able to vanquish her. Now, just do as I say. Pretend I’m evil, alright, you connect to your destiny by connecting to yourself. Will me away. (He tries to but nothing happens.)

Kyle: Look, give it up, Obe One, alright, you got the wrong guy.

Leo: No, I don’t. Alright, you are not just the seventh son, you are the seventh generation of chosen ones. It’s in your blood, you just have to believe.

Kyle: Believe in what? Myself? Forget it.

Leo: Innocent people are going to die, are you wiling to live with that?

Kyle: No, no, don’t you lay that crap on me.

Leo: Oh, does that make you mad? Good. At least that means finally you’re being a real you.

Kyle: Screw you.

Leo: That’s right, get pissed at me. Show me your anger. Maybe you’ll figure out what you’re really angry about, huh. (He throws him the wand.) You don’t think you’re the chosen one, you think you’re the forgotten one. Sick and tired of it too aren’t you. Well, aren’t you? (Kyle gets mad, the wand glows and Leo flies through the glass window.)

Kyle: Leo?

(Leo orbs in behind him.)

Leo: Not bad.

(Prue, Piper and Phoebe run in.)

Phoebe: What was that crash? What happened in here?

Leo: A little training, that’s all.

Prue: That’s all? Do you have any idea how much that’s gonna cost to fix?

Piper: Well, I know who’s gonna be fixing it. Leo, what if somebody saw you?

Leo: Someone like neighbour Dan? Hey, you’re bleeding. (You see a cut on Piper’s forehead.)

Piper: It’s nothing.

Kyle: So, did you guys kick some butt or what?

Phoebe: Or what.

Prue: Tuatha was ready for us, or at least for me. She stripped away my power.

Piper: And then literally disappeared before I had the chance to freeze her. And it’s a good thing she wasn’t expecting all three of us otherwise we wouldn’t have gotten out of there.

Leo: You’re lucky you did. Now, will you help me with Kyle?

Prue: Why are you so ready to send a teenager up against an evil that we can’t even defeat?

Leo: Because he can. At least he can with the wand. And he’s getting better at it too.

Kyle: Uh-uh. I’m outta here.

Leo: Kyle, wait.

Kyle: No, what the hell is the matter with you? They’re even scared of her. I told you, you have made a huge mistake. I can’t do this. (He throws the wand on the couch and leaves.)

Piper: Leo, you can’t make him. Even if it is his destiny.

Phoebe: I hope he doesn’t tell anyone we’re witches.

Prue: Won’t matter much if we’re dead. Okay, nobody knows the Book of Shadows better than you. So, if black magic can strip away powers, then surely white magic can do the same, right? (Phoebe nods.) Let’s go.

[Scene: In the bush. A girl and a guy is there.]

Heather: Joshua?

Michael: I’m telling you Hez, he’s dead.

Heather: He’s not dead, Michael. Joshua!

(Tuatha appears.)

Tuatha: Looking for the Blair witch?

(They scream.)

[Scene: Later on in the cave, Tuatha is saying a spell.]

Tuatha: “Before the passing of this hour, take away all of their powers.” (She puts some magical dust on her snake.) Find my wand.

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper’s dabbing her cut on her forehead with a wet towel. Leo comes in.]

Leo: Want me to heal that for you?

Piper: I’m fine.

Leo: Come on.

Piper: No. It’s gets all confusing when we’re close and when you touch me. I don’t wanna be confused anymore.

Leo: Hey.

Piper: Look, Leo, you just do your job and I’ll do mine, okay.

Leo: This is my job, Piper.

(He heals Piper’s cut.)

Piper: Thanks.

Leo: He’ll never understand you, you know. Your secret, what you’re all about. Not like I can.

Piper: Maybe not, but at least I can count on him being there when I need him.

[Scene: The street. Kyle is walking along the pathway. Dan’s car drives past.]

Jenny: Kyle! Uncle Dan, stop.

Dan: Who’s he?

Jenny: Just some friend of Pipers. He’s cool. I’ll be home soon.

Dan: Soon when?

Jenny: An hour.

Dan: It’s a school night.

Jenny: Half and hour. (She gets out of the car.) Hey, where you going?

Kyle: Just outta here.

Jenny: Where’s your magic wand?

Kyle: It’s not mine. It never was.

Jenny: Sure could of fooled me. Are you okay?

Kyle: How long have you known the Halliwells?

Jenny: A couple of months. Why?

Kyle: They have this screwed up idea that I’m… that I’m somebody I’m not. Never mind, it-it doesn’t matter.

Jenny: Phoebe once told me that if it matters to you it matters. If they think you’re something Kyle, than you probably are.

Kyle: Thanks.

[Scene: Manor. Living room. Piper’s there. Tuatha’s snake appears. Prue and Phoebe walk in.]

Piper: Any luck?

Phoebe: Well, I did find one spell but it requires a human heart and unfortunately we’re still using ours.

Piper: Well, take mine. All it does is get me in trouble anyway.

(Leo comes in.)

Leo: Snake!

Piper: Oh, I’m the snake, but you’re the one who…

Leo: Snake!

(Piper sees the snake and runs over to the other side of the room. Prue gets a fireplace tool and cuts it in half. The two halves then turn into two snakes.)

Piper: Look out.

Prue: Oh, oh, Piper, freeze them.

Piper: I’m trying, it’s not working. Prue…

Phoebe: Prue…

[Cut to outside. Kyle is at the doorway.]

Piper’s voice: Prue, what should we do?

(Kyle hears her and he runs inside.)

Phoebe: Kyle.

Piper: Leo, do something.

(Leo grabs the wand and throws it to Kyle.)

Leo: Kyle, catch.

Kyle: Die! (The snakes disappear.)

Prue: Thanks.

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[Scene: Manor. Dining room. There are potions on the table.]

Phoebe: Okay, this is the potion to induce sleep, this one is to repel an evil threat and that one puts out a fire

Prue: What kind of potion does that?

Phoebe: That’s water. I didn’t have a lot of time, it was the best I could do, okay.

Piper: But what about the potion to give Kyle more courage?

Phoebe I remembered wrong. There isn’t one.

Piper: Well that’s disappointing.

Phoebe: You guys. I’m scared. And not just for him but for us. I don’t like feeling so powerless.

Piper: Maybe that’s our lesson for the day. Not taking our powers for granted.

Prue: But if we’re gonna get our powers back, then we’re gonna have to help Kyle defeat Tuatha. And we’re just gonna have to find a way to make Kyle feel more courageous without magic, that’s all. (She picks up the bottle that has water in it.) Come on. (They walk in the living room.) How’s it going?

Leo: Good. I think he’s ready.

Kyle: I’m ready. I’m as ready as I can be. You know, it’s funny, uh, I always wanted to be somebody special. You should be careful what you wish for.

Piper: Believe me, we can relate.

(Tuatha appears.)

Prue: Phoebe, the sleeping potion.

(Phoebe throws a bottle at her feet. She does a fake yawn.)

Tuatha: So young, so new to the craft. Now, this is a sleeping potion. (She throws something at Phoebe’s feet and Phoebe falls to the ground. Leo goes over to Phoebe and he falls asleep too. She then throws something at Prue and Piper and their feet turn to water.)

Piper: Hey, what the…?

Tuatha: Now, the wand if you please. (The wand floats through the air to Tuatha.) Not much of a chosen one are you? At least the last one was able to entomb me. And I will now entomb you.

Piper: Prue, the courage potion.

(Prue throws the bottle of water at Kyle’s feet.)

Tuatha: What? There is no courage potion.

Prue: No? Now look who’s teaching who. Kyle, get the wand, you can do it.

Kyle: I wish for the wand.

(The wand starts floating to Kyle.)

Tuatha: My wand!

(The wand stops and starts floating back to her. It hovers in the middle as they try to get the wand to go to them.)

Piper: Don’t give up Kyle. Believe.

(The wand finally floats over to Kyle.)

Kyle: I wish you gone forever.

Tuatha: Noooo!!!

(Tuatha disappears.)

Piper: Leo. (She walks over to him and helps him up in the chair.) You’re hurt.

Leo: I’m okay.

(Phoebe, still asleep on the floor, makes some little noises and rolls over.)

Piper: Let me get you some ice.

Leo: Really, I’m fine.

Piper: Are you getting even?

Leo: Just finally getting it. What you deserve. A normal life or at least a normal life as you can get, which means a normal relationship, which I can’t give you. I guess we know now why witches and white lighters aren’t supposed to fall in love, huh.

(He orbs out. Prue walks up to Kyle. He’s looking at the wand.)

Kyle: It’s broken.

Prue: It served its purpose.

Kyle: Yeah. Thanks to your magical boost of courage.

Prue: Kyle. Tuatha was right. There was no courage potion. We made it up. You defeated her all by yourself.

Kyle: Well, still it doesn’t change anything. No one would believe me even if I told them what I did.

Prue: Yeah, but you know what you did. And as long as you keep believing in that, you can change what ever you want. Who knows what you’re still destined for.

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[Scene: P3. Prue, Piper and Phoebe are walking down the stairs.]

Piper: What are you going to tell him about what happened to the poor lady who owned the wand?

Prue: Well, what can I tell him? Look, I called him because I just wanna get rid of this thing, that’s all.

Phoebe: Are you sure it’s just not an excuse to see him again?

Prue: Phoebe, don’t be ridiculous. This is business, it’s not personal.

Phoebe: Where have I heard that before?

Piper: Oh, gotta date, gotta go.

Phoebe: Well, for what it’s worth, I think Jack is pretty cute.

Prue: Yeah, well, he’s a jerk. How do I look?

Phoebe: Fab.

Prue: Thanks. (She walks over to Jack who’s at the bar.) Hey, um, I just thought that you might want to have this back. I mean, after all it is rightfully yours. (She gives him the wand and starts to leave.)

Jack: Uh, hold it. What’s wrong with this picture?

Prue: Look’s like it broke.

Jack: Keen eye, Prue. It kinda lowers the value of the wand, don’t you think?

Prue: Bright side. At least it’s worth what you were going to buy it for now.

Jack: Come on. Have a drink. You can brag to me how you out-smarted me with the wand. I do like to learn from the best.

Prue: Okay, I’ll brag a little. (She sits down.)

Jack: Bartender.

[Cut to Piper. Dan walks up to her.]

Piper: Hi.

Dan: Hi. After you.(Piper sits down and then Dan does.)

Piper: Thanks for coming. I hope late, late dinner is okay with you.

Dan: Look, I’m gonna make this easier for you. I know that you and that handyman, Leon…

Piper: Leo.

Dan: Right, Leo. I know you guys were more than just friends. I’m not dumb. I mean, he’s always around the house.

Piper: Dan, it’s over. (Dan looks upset.) Oh, no, I don’t mean you and me, I meant him and me. That’s why I wanted to see you tonight. I didn’t want there to be anymore confusion.

Dan: Are you sure?

Piper: Yeah, I’m sure. (They kiss.)