A Witch In Time

Written by: Daniel Cerone
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick

Season 5, Episode 08
Episode Number: 96

A witch in a time and Be careful what you witch for.

[Scene: Manor. Front porch. Phoebe and Miles are there.]

Phoebe: So, here we are.

Miles: Front porch.

Phoebe: Yeah. Where all good dates end.

Miles: What about great dates?

Phoebe: Oh, no, great dates never end on the front porch.

Miles: So that only leaves one question. Was this a good date or a great date?

Phoebe: I’ll tell you in a second.

(They lean in for a kiss but is interrupted by Piper and Leo carrying groceries to the door.)

Piper: Heads up! Pregnant lady coming through with groceries. Here we go, people.

(Piper goes inside.)

Phoebe: What’s wrong with Piper?

Leo: Oh, they gave us paper instead of plastic.

(Leo goes inside.)

[Cut to inside. Foyer.]

Leo: What was that about?

Piper: Oh, tell me about it. I practically needed a crowbar to pry them apart.

Leo: I meant with you.

Piper: Me? Phoebe’s the one with the puppy love eyes. Doesn’t that bother you?

Leo: No, it-it doesn’t. Should it?

Piper: Yes. Miles is not her type and she would see that if she wasn’t on the rebound.

Leo: Okay, I don’t think so. I think he’s a nice guy.

Piper: He just got divorced.

Leo: So did she.

Piper: He’s wearing cologne.

Leo: Oh, and that’s a bad thing.

Piper: And he’s a computer programmer? He works with numbers all day. You know how is with math. They have absolutely nothing in common.

(They walk into the parlor.)

Leo: You’re right. We-we should just vanquish him.

Piper: All I’m saying is she needs to slow down or she’s gonna get hurt.

(Paige and her date pops their heads up from the couch where they were busy making out.)

Paige: Hey. Little quiet here?

Piper: What is this? A brothel?

Paige’s Date: You didn’t mention that. I’m a little short on cash.

(They lay back on the couch. Phoebe and Miles walk in through the front door and go upstairs.)

Piper: Oh, no, they’re going upstairs, should I stop them?

Paige: No. Only if you wanna make a total ass of yourself. But that’s up to you.

Piper: Oh, shush. (to Leo) I’m telling you. After the demon divorce heartbreak and now this miss-match relationship, she’s gonna get hurt big time.

Leo: Okay, well, you’re gonna get hurt big time if you go upstairs and try to get in between whatever’s going on.

[Cut to Phoebe’s bedroom. Phoebe and Miles stumble in, kissing. They rip off their clothes and make their way to the bed.]

Miles: Are you sure you’re ready?

Phoebe: Mm-hm.

Miles: You know we don’t have to.

Phoebe: I know.

Miles: I mean, we could just…

Phoebe: Why?

Miles: I’m so glad you feel that way. (They lay on the bed and kiss. Phoebe receives a premonition. In the premonition, Miles gets caught in a police shootout and is shot dead. The premonition ends.) Where’d you go, are you okay?

Opening Credits

[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Leo is there having breakfast. Piper and Paige walk in.]

Piper: So how come we’ve never met your couch buddy before?

Paige: He’s more than a couch buddy. His name is Max and I think he might actually have some potential.

Piper: Oh?

Leo: Mm, define potential.

Paige: Okay, Mr. Leo, I will. He is wickedly smart, perversely funny and has just the right touch of weird style for me.

(Phoebe and Miles walk in.)

Phoebe: Hi!

Piper: Oh, look who’s coming to breakfast.

Phoebe: Good morning. Everybody, this is Miles.

Piper: Did you guys have a nice night? And morning?

Miles: Actually, yes.

Piper: Well, at least he’s honest.

Phoebe: (to Miles) Oh, why don’t you take something for the road. (Miles takes a muffin.) And don’t forget about our lunch date.

Miles: Uh, do you want to meet at the bistro or at my work.

Phoebe: Oh, definitely at work. And then we’ll just walk there.

Miles: Okay. Don’t worry, I’ll let myself out. (They quickly kiss and then kiss again this time longer. Piper, Paige and Leo feel awkward.) Nice meeting you.

(Miles leaves. Phoebe sits at the table.)

Phoebe: Okay, something really freaky happened last night when I was with Miles.

Piper: You guys are already getting freaky?

Phoebe: No, I had a premonition. He got caught up in a police shootout and he died.

Paige: Shootout? That’s so wild west. And besides, don’t you normally have premonitions about the evil nasty people?

Phoebe: Yeah, usually but not always.

Leo: Your powers are growing, it doesn’t surprise me that you’re able to detect natural threats as easily.

Phoebe: Natural or supernatural, it doesn’t really matter. I would appreciate if one of you could come to lunch with me to back me up. Because if something happened to Miles, I just, I would be devastated.

Piper: Uh, Phoebe, well, this sorta sounds like Miles is an innocent we may be supposed to protect. You’re not supposed to fall in love with the innocent. Besides, you’ve only known him three weeks.

Phoebe: Okay, I think that’s a little insensitive.

Piper: Okey-dokey, then there’s this. (Reads from the newspaper.) A rebound romance burns fast and hot like a shooting star and leaves the rebounder blind to the flame out ahead.

Phoebe: Who wrote that psycho babble?

Paige: I’ll read from the Ask Phoebe column to Rebounding and Rockport.

Phoebe: Look, the point is Miles makes me feel… he just makes me feel and it’s really beautiful. So could you please just be happy for me?

Paige: Aw, toots, I’m happy for you. And if you want, I’ve got a lunch date, but I’ll cancel to go with you.

Leo: Actually, I think we’ll have a better chance of protecting Miles with Piper’s freezing power.

[Scene: Outside a building. Piper and Phoebe pull up in front of it.]

Phoebe: We should have brought Paige, at least she could orb.

Piper: Hey, it wasn’t my fault we got stuck behind an accident.

Phoebe: Okay, (looks at her watch) 1:15, I’ll run in, you try the cell phone. I hope he’s still here.

(Phoebe gets out of the car and runs towards the building. Piper tries the cell phone but can’t get through. A truck pulls up beside Piper’s car, blocking her in.)

Piper: Hey, hey, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa. You’re blocking me in.

Driver: You parked in a loading zone, lady.

Piper: I am not parked. I am sitting here with the engine running. If you just move up I will get out of your way.

Driver: Too late. I already stepped outside of my vehicle.

Piper: Well, get your butt back inside your vehicle and move it. I need to get out.

Driver: Don’t worry, I’ll be back in a minute.

Piper: I don’t think you understand. This is an emergency.

Driver: Not mine.

(Phoebe runs back over to the car. They hear sirens.)

Phoebe: He’s gone. Oh, no.

Piper: This idiot is blocking me in.

Phoebe: It’s only two blocks, let’s run. (Piper gets out of the car and they run down the street. They stop.) Okay, this is the street. Right or left?

Piper: You’re asking me?

Phoebe: What do we do? I don’t remember.

Piper: Pick one. Left.

Phoebe: Okay.

(They run left.)

[Cut to a walkway. Miles is walking down towards the bistro. A teenager runs down the walkway and stops when two police cars block the exits. Cops gets out of the car and points their guns. Miles is stuck in the middle.]

Cop #1: Get down and on the ground!

Cop #2: SFP! Drop your weapon!

(Piper and Phoebe arrive.)

Phoebe: Piper!

(The teenager shoots and Piper freezes the bullets in mid-air.)

Piper: Hurry, move fast.

(Phoebe goes over to Miles and plucks the bullets out of the air.)

Phoebe: Ow, hot, hot, hot. (She runs over to the teenager and takes the gun out of his hand and puts it on the ground. She runs back over to Miles and stands behind him.) Unfreeze it.

Piper: How are you gonna explain…?

Phoebe: I don’t know, I’ll figure something out. And thanks, I owe you one.

(Piper unfreezes them all and Phoebe dives on Miles, pushing him out of the way.)

Teenager: Okay, okay, I give up!

Cop #2: Down on the ground! Get down on the ground!

(The cops cuff the teenager. Piper goes around the corner out of sight from Miles.)

Miles: Where’d you come from?

Phoebe: I wanted to surprise you for lunch. Surprise!

Miles: You saved my life.

Phoebe: Oh, it was nothing.

Miles: It was my life.

Phoebe: Yeah.

Miles: I should be dead right now.

Phoebe: Yeah, but you’re not, that’s good.

Miles: You saved my life.

Phoebe: I think we’ve been over that part.

Miles: Did I thank you?

Phoebe: No, but you can tonight. What do you say to a candlelit dinner? I’ll kick my sisters out of the house.

(They kiss and Phoebe gets a premonition. In the premonition Miles is sitting at the dining room table and suddenly a knife is thrown into his chest and kills him. The premonition ends and Phoebe gasps.)

Miles: Are you okay?

Phoebe: No, I’m not actually.

Miles: Come on, let’s go get some coffee.

(They leave. The brick wall swirls and a warlock walks out of the wall.)

Warlock: “Concealeous.”

(A hedge moves across to block the portal.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Cole’s apartment. Cole is lazing on the couch eating takeaway. The warlock blinks in.]

Cole: Who the hell are you?

Warlock: Name’s Bacarra. I was sent here from the future.

Cole: Well, can’t say I’ve heard that one before.

Bacarra: Allow me to offer proof. (He pulls out a wedding ring out of his pocket.) Recognise this?

(He throws it at Cole and Cole catches it. He gets up and walks over to a small box where he pulls out an identical ring. (Cole pushes Bacarra against the wall.)

Cole: Where did you get my wedding band?

Bacarra: You gave it to me, when you sent me with a message. Phoebe’s in danger.

(Cole lets go of Bacarra.)

Cole: What kind of danger?

Bacarra: She saved a man’s life today. Problem is he was destined to die. Somehow she got a premonition she wasn’t supposed to get.

Cole: Angel of Death never gives up a claim.

Bacarra: Of course not. That’s why death keeps coming for this mortal. But your ex-wife falls in love with him…

Cole: She falls in love?

Bacarra: Sorry to break the news. For the next six months she tries to save him over and over until she loses her own life in the process and that’s when you sent me back in time to tell you to kill this man.

Cole: I see. I’d never get her back if I killed an innocent. Especially one that she loved.

Bacarra: He’s not an innocent. He’s meant to die. You’d only be giving death a helping hand. And saving yourself a lot of future pain.

Cole: A warlock who wants to save me pain. Who are you? (Cole sits back down.) I’d never send a warlock with a message this important.

Bacarra: You had no choice. If you left your throne it wouldn’t be there when you got back, your rivals would steal it.

Cole: What rivals? What throne?

Bacarra: In the future, sooner than you might think, you’re gonna rule the Underworld again. I’m your adviser. Of course I advised you against this, but, uh…

Cole: I’d never turn back to evil, it won’t happen.

Bacarra: It does happen. You united demons and warlocks who left the Underworld to its greatest power in history. You’re the future of evil, man. (Cole gets up and throws a fireball at Bacarra. Bacarra blinks out of the room and blinks back in behind Cole.) You said you’d react that way. Well, I guess it’s up to me to get the job done. Wish me luck.

(He blinks out.)

[Scene: Manor. Living room. The are dozens of bunches of red roses all over the room. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are there. Phoebe is looking through the Book of Shadows.]

Piper: A dozen, dozen roses. How many roses is that?

Leo: A hundred and forty-four.

Piper: What do you think he’s trying to say?

Phoebe: Okay, so based on what I saw, a demon attacks tonight with an athame, so if we wanna figure out a vanquish, we have to find out what it is.

Paige: Well, what do your premonitions have in common? How do they fit together?

Phoebe: Well, they don’t necessarily have to fit together.

Leo: Based on my experience, one’s a premonition, two is a pattern.

Phoebe: Or just really bad luck. Miles stumbled into a police shootout today and a demonic shootout tonight.

Piper: So you think the demon is after us?

Phoebe: Wouldn’t be the first time.

Paige: I don’t know, I think there’s something after Miles.

Phoebe: Okay, well, we can explore that theory later.

Piper: Honey, why are you trying to minimise this?

Phoebe: Well, why is everyone else trying to make a bigger deal out of it than it is.

Piper: Probably because we’re following our instincts and not our hormones.

Phoebe: Ouch.

Leo: Until we know for sure, I think we should take steps to protect Miles.

Phoebe: Okay, well, I’m already all over Miles. I mean, with you know, the protection stuff. I even cancelled our dinner for tonight.

Paige: You think that’s such a good idea? If something’s after him, our best chance to find out what is if you go through with your plans.

Piper: She’s right. We can surround him with the family for protection.

Phoebe: You mean like a family dinner?

Piper: Mm-hm.

(Phoebe laughs.)

Phoebe: Really?

Piper: Yeah.

Phoebe: Are you cooking?

Piper: Probably.

Phoebe: Then I’d better get ready.

[Time lapse. Foyer. Phoebe is dressed for dinner. She opens the door and Miles stands there holding a bunch of flowers.]

Phoebe: Yay! More flowers.

Miles: I know, (they kiss) lacks originality but they’re a lot easier to carry than what I really wanted to give you.

(They head for the dining room.)

Phoebe: Oh yeah? What was that?

Miles: Beachfront property. (They kiss.) Hey, you saved my life. Uh, you know, we can always eat later. I’m not really that hungry… for dinner. (Piper clears her throat. Miles sees Piper, Paige and Leo sitting around the dining room table.) What happened to the candles and the romance?

Phoebe: Well, um, unfortunately our plans have changed. I just really wanted you to get to know my family. I hope you don’t mind.

Paige: Phoebe’s said so much about you, we just wanted to get to know you a little better.

Phoebe: Yeah, yeah.

Piper: Although, probably not as much as we just did.

Phoebe: Okay, okay, let’s eat. (Phoebe guides him to the table.) Here next to Leo. (Phoebe hands the flowers to Piper.) More flowers.

Piper: Yay.

(Phoebe sits at the other side of table next to Paige. Piper puts the flowers down and sits next to Miles.)

[Time lapse. Dining room. Everyone is finishing dinner.]

Miles: You should have seen Phoebe dive out of nowhere. She-she could have easily been killed.

Phoebe: And I would do it all again.

Piper: Yeah, that’s Phoebe. Friend to all. Would risk her life to save a stray dog.

(There’s an awkward silence.)

Paige: So she’s says that you have a cabin in Tahoe?

Miles: Near heavenly.

Phoebe: He’s gonna take me there next weekend.

Paige: Ohh.

Leo: So you’re a big skier?

Phoebe: He used to ski competitively, you should see the pictures he has up on his wall.

(Cole appears in the kitchen and Piper sees him.)

Piper: Excuse me.

(She gets up and goes into the kitchen.)

Cole: Is Phoebe okay?

Piper: Oh, no you don’t. She’s having dinner with a guy. She’s fine.

Cole: Listen to me, I got a visit from a warlock and he is after her guy.

Piper: Okay, well, thanks for the tip. We’ll handle it.

Cole: Well, I’ll stay here on stakeout to help.

Piper: No, you can’t. Look, warlocks we can handle, demonic ex-husbands we can not. You have to get out of here before she sees you.

Cole: Wait, did she get a premonition today? Did she save some guy’s life?

(Phoebe starts clearing the table.)

Piper: Quick, she’s coming. Go.

(Cole disappears. Phoebe walks in with the dishes and puts them on the bench.)

Phoebe: Hey, look, I know you think Miles and I have nothing in common but…

Piper: Later for that. Look, there is a warlock after Miles. I just found out, don’t ask me how but you need to get back in there. Here, take these.

(She picks up a tray of desserts.)

Phoebe: Uh-oh.

Piper: What?

Phoebe: Miles was killed while we were serving dessert. (Phoebe runs into the dining room. Bacarra blinks in holding a knife.) Look out!

(Bacarra throws the knife and Phoebe dives over the table, pushing Miles out the way. The knife hits a chest of drawers. Piper runs in and tries to freeze him.)

Piper: He won’t freeze.

Paige: Blow him up.

(Bacarra recites a spell and Piper tries to blow him up. Bacarra flicks his arm and a blue light hits Piper, knocking her backwards.)

Leo: Piper!

(Leo rushes to Piper’s side.)

Phoebe: Paige, the athame!

Paige: Athame!

(The athame orbs into Paige’s hand and before she can throw it, Bacarra causes the chandelier above the table to fall. He blinks out.)

Commercial Break

[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper, Paige and Leo are there. Paige is flipping through the Book Of Shadows.]

Paige: This warlock is not in here anywhere.

Piper: Miles is still out cold.

Leo: You sure you don’t want me to heal him?

Piper: No, he’s just got a bump on the head, he’ll be okay.

Leo: Okay, well, he’s lucky to be alive. That was one powerful guy that attacked him.

Paige: I just don’t understand how a warlock this strong can not be in this book.

Piper: Well, I didn’t have a chance to tell you guys yet. Cole dropped by right before the attack. He knew it was coming.

Paige: Figures he’s involved in this.

Piper: No, I’m not so sure. He was trying to warn us. We need to find out what else he knows.

Leo: I wanna check with the Elders, see what they know about our innocent. Clearly he was the target of attack tonight.

Piper: Hurry back.

(Leo orbs out.)

Paige: Should we tell Phoebe about Cole?

Piper: No, she’s got enough to worry about tonight.

[Cut to the living room. Phoebe is sitting on the couch beside Miles, dabbing his forehead with a towel. Miles wakes up.]

Phoebe: Hi.

Miles: Hey.

Phoebe: How you doing?

Miles: Okay, I think. What happened?

Phoebe: What do you think happened?

Miles: I don’t know. I remember you jumping over the table and then, I don’t know.

Phoebe: What happened was mouldy plaster and a really heavy chandelier.

(He looks over at the broken chandelier on the dining room table.)

Miles: Are you trying to tell me you saved my life again?

Phoebe: Yeah.

Miles: Okay, I’m having a really bad day here.

Phoebe: Or a really good day depending on how you look at it. You escaped disaster twice. That’s two more times than most people can say in a life time.

Miles: I’m starting to think you should stay by my side until my luck changes.

Phoebe: Maybe you’re right.

(Phoebe leans over and kisses Miles and receives a premonition. In the premonition, Miles leans against a railing on a balcony. The railing comes loose and Miles falls to the ground.)

Miles: Your kisses kill me.

Phoebe: Right back atcha.

(Phoebe looks over at Piper, who’s watching from the kitchen.)

[Scene: An apartment. A younger Bacarra bursts through the door, wielding an athame.]

Young Bacarra: Come out, witch! (He looks around.) I know you’re here.

(The older Bacarra blinks in.)

Bacarra: Calm down, you’re embarrassing me.

Young Bacarra: Who are you?

Bacarra: You. I remember being here. Let’s see now, the witch you’re looking for has the power of invisibility, right? “Aspectus invisus.”

(The witch becomes visible.)

Young Bacarra: How’d you do that?

(The witch tries to run away but Bacarra grabs her.)

Bacarra: “Sopio.” (The witch falls asleep. He lays her on the floor.) I’m not here to hurt you. I need you. We’re taking over the Underworld.

Young Bacarra: What’d you just say?

Bacarra: You heard me. I came from the future on a different mission. But this is a much better plan. (He spots a potion cupboard.) Ah.

(He walks over to it.)

Young Bacarra: Look, even if you are me we can’t…

Bacarra: I am and we can. Do you know what I just did? I faced all three Charmed Ones. I was only expecting one but there they were. And here I am, still alive.

Young Bacarra: Yeah, so?

Bacarra: So my knowledge in magic I realise we can take them out. Of course we’ll need to steal their Book of Shadows first, but, uh…

Young Bacarra: That’s crazy. Evil can’t touch that book.

Bacarra: Sure it can. A little blood from their line and a spell from the future.

Young Bacarra: What spell?

Bacarra: To cloak ourselves in goodness. And don’t worry, it wears off.

Young Bacarra: Book of Shadows. If we got that, we-we’d be revealed as lords.

Bacarra: Now that’s the spirit. Let’s get to work on this spell.

[Scene: Cole’s apartment. Piper, Paige and Cole are there.]

Paige: You could’ve told us he was a Jedi Master warlock.

Cole: I didn’t know.

Piper: Well, what do you know?

Cole: His name is Bacarra. He claims to be a future associate of mine.

Paige: How’s he know that?

Cole: Because he was there.

Piper: In the future?

Cole: He came to tell me that Phoebe dies in six months from trying to save her boyfriend from the Angel of Death.

Piper: Oh, no, we’re screwed.

Paige: No, it’s not all bad. Now that we know it’s after Miles, we can vanquish it.

Piper: No, you can’t fight Death. If it’s Miles’ time to go, there’s nothing we can do. I told Phoebe rebounds never work.

Cole: Bacarra told me I could save Phoebe’s life by taking out this Miles. I refused.

Paige: That must be why he attacked at the manor, to do the job himself.

Piper: Wait a second, why is a warlock helping you in the future?

Cole: It really doesn’t matter. I’ll help you find Bacarra before he kills anyone.

Paige: Well, that’s not such a bad idea considering you sent him here… or will send him here, whatever.

Cole: Just keep your guard up. Bacarra knows things that we don’t. And do whatever you can with Phoebe, she needs to let Miles die. It’s the only way to save her life.

[Scene: Miles’ apartment. Phoebe and Miles are there sitting on the lounge, drinking wine.]

Miles: Why are you so nervous? I’m the one with all the bad luck.

Phoebe: I know, I just think I’m still a little tense.

Miles: When I’m feeling tense, that’s where I go to relax.

(He points at the balcony.)

Phoebe: That old, rusty balcony?

(She laughs.)

Miles: Yeah. I sit out there, I look at the stars. What do you say?

Phoebe: No, are you kidding me? I’m keeping you away from high places and sharp objects and loose wiring. You’re restricted, mister, to a soft matress and fluffy pillows.

[Cut to the hallway. Piper, Paige and Leo walk out of the elevator and head for Miles’ apartment.]

Leo: So the Elders won’t confirm or deny that Death wants Miles, so I basically took that as confirmation.

Piper: Still, why would Phoebe get premonitions off a guy that she’s not meant to save?

Leo: Miles just isn’t any guy, I mean, they have an intense connection. Physically and emotionally.

Paige: So what, you think their love connection opened up some sort of psychic connection?

Piper: Either that or her damn the world attitude.

Paige: Okay, Leo, we can take it from here.

(Leo orbs out. Paige knocks on Miles’ door and he answers it.)

Miles: Hey.

Paige: Hi, sorry to interrupt, is Phoebe here? It’s kind of a family emergency.

Miles: Yeah, okay, sure.

(Miles moves away from the door and Phoebe walks out. She closes the door behind her.)

Phoebe: Hey, what’s the emergency?

Piper: Um, we have a strong reason to believe that it’s, um, it might sort of be Miles’ time to die.

Paige: Yeah.

[Cut inside Miles’ apartment. Miles walks out onto the balcony and leans on the railing. A bolt comes loose from the railing.]

[Cut to the hallway.]

Paige: Cole said he sent the warlock back from the future because you’re gonna die trying to save Miles from the Angel of Death.

Phoebe: So you want me to let this guy that I really care about die because Cole says so?

Piper: Phoebe, this has nothing to do with Cole. You know as well as I do that you can’t stop death.

Phoebe: This has everything to do with Cole.

Paige: It’s not just Cole saying it, Leo thinks that, you know, it might also be Miles’ time to die.

Phoebe: Leo thinks? He thinks? That’s the best you got? That’s the air tight case you came here to present to me?

Piper: Phoebe, we are just trying to save you from a hell of a lot of heartbreak.

Phoebe: I know, sweetie, and I appreciate it and I love you both for it but I am really happy, Miles makes me really happy and I’m gonna do whatever I have to do to try to protect him.

Piper: But you can’t. You’ve gotta let him go, he’s gotta move on. You know the Angel of Death…

Phoebe: Okay, enough about the Angel of Death. A warlock wants Miles. You saw him and I saw him. So now let’s vanquish him. Come on. (She pushes them towards the elevator.) Please, come on.

Paige: Be careful.

Phoebe: Go, go, go.

Piper: We’re going.

(Piper and Paige leave.)

[Cut to the balcony. The railing gives way and Miles falls from the balcony but he manages to grab onto the railing post.]

Miles: Help! Somebody help me! I need help! Phoebe!

(Phoebe rushes in the room.)

Phoebe: Miles?

(She runs onto the balcony.)

Miles: Phoebe, help me!

Phoebe: Miles!

(She grabs onto his arm and tries to pull him up.)

Miles: Pull me up!

Phoebe: Hang on!

(Phoebe pulls him back up onto the balcony. They hug each other tightly. He pulls away, frightened.)

Miles: Get away from me.

Phoebe: What? Why?

Miles: Something’s wrong with me, or-or-or-or after me. You’re gonna get hurt.

Phoebe: No, it’s-it’s-it’s…

Miles: I’m serious, Phoebe. You have to go.

Phoebe: Okay, look, Miles, whatever you’re going through, whatever is, whatever is happening to you right now we’re gonna get through this. Together.

Miles: I’m scared.

Phoebe: I know. (They hug and Phoebe receives another premonition. In the premonition, Phoebe and Miles are asleep in bed. Cole walks into the room and looks over them.) Not again.

[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper and Paige walk in.]

Piper: Phoebe is never gonna let Miles die voluntarily.

Paige: I can’t say I blame her.

Piper: Me neither, but we’ve gotta do something fast before she really falls in love with that guy.

(Bacarra blinks in.)

Paige: Ah!

Piper: Then there’s our other problem.

Paige: Ah, blow him up.

Piper: And get knocked on my ass again?

(Bacarra throws an athame at Piper and she freezes it in mid-air. He chants and wiggles his fingers. The athame unfreezes and hits Piper in her shoulder. She is knocked into some boxes. Paige rushes to her side.)

Paige: Piper. (Younger Bacarra blinks in, holding a vile of potion. Paige pulls the athame out of Piper’s shoulder.) There’s two of them.

Young Bacarra: “Teleportato.”

(The athame disappears from Paige’s hand and reappears in Young Bacarra’s hand. He drips a drop of blood from the athame into the vile. Piper’s shoulder heals and sits up.)

Piper: What’s he doing?

(Young Bacarra drinks the potion and walks over to the Book Of Shadows. It glows for a second and he picks it up.)

Bacarra: Don’t worry, we’ll take good care of the book.

(The two Bacarra’s blink out.)

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[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper, Paige and Leo are there.]

Piper: I don’t know how he did it, he just took it. He drank some weird potion with my blood in it. Maybe it’s some weird future magic.

Leo: It’s impossible. One warlock does not have the power to steal the Book of Shadows.

Piper: No, there was two of them, but they were they same guy. They tag teamed us.

Paige: Who cares how they did it, you guys. They stole the Book of Shadows, it’s gone and I’m not entirely sure what could be worse.

Piper: We could be dead.

Paige: Yeah, well, we’re gonna be soon without it.

Leo: It’s okay, we’re gonna get the book back, we just need to stay calm and stay together.

[Scene: Miles’ apartment. Phoebe and Miles are in bed. Miles is asleep and Phoebe lays there awake. She looks over at Miles and then gets out and goes into the living room.]

Phoebe: Okay, I know you’re here so you might as well just come out.

(A video rack morphs into Cole.)

Cole: I realise this doesn’t look good.

Phoebe: Cole, you’ve sunk low in the past but I never dreamed that you would murder my boyfriend.

Cole: I’m not here for Miles, I’m here for Bacarra. He’s out of control and I’m not gonna let him hurt you.

Phoebe: Oh, so you’re here to protect me?

Cole: That’s right.

Phoebe: Okay, well, stop with the protecting. I am over protected. You have to let me live my life.

Cole: You’re not gonna have a life with Miles. Death wants him, Death is gonna get him.

Phoebe: Says you.

Cole: Why are you holding onto him so tight?

Phoebe: You lost your right to ask me that kind of question a long time ago. (Phoebe’s phone rings. She answers it.) Hey.

Paige: Hey, Phoebe, demon attacked, we need you. Meet me out front Miles’ apartment, I’ll orb you out.

Phoebe: Well, I can’t leave Miles alone.

Paige: No, a warlock stole the Book of Shadows, Phoebe. He’s not just after Miles, he’s after us.

Phoebe: Oh my god, okay, uh, I’ll wake Miles up and bring him with me.

Cole: You don’t have to do that, I’ll take care of him.

Phoebe: Hold on. (to Cole) Are you kidding me?

Cole: If I kill him, you’ll never trust me.

Paige: Hello?

Miles: (from bedroom) Phoebe? Phoebe, where are you?

(Cole disappears. Miles walks out of the bedroom.)

Paige: Hello? What’s going on?

Miles: Did I hear you talking to someone?

Phoebe: (on phone) Uh, meet me outside. (She hangs up.) I have to go. There’s a family emergency.

Miles: Is everything okay?

Phoebe: Yeah, I hope so, I’m taking a really big risk here.

Miles: I don’t know, what if my life needs saving while you’re gone.

Phoebe: I think you’ll be safe tonight.

[Scene: An apartment. The two Bacarra’s are there. Bacarra is mixing together a potion. The younger Bacarra is flipping through the Book of Shadows.]

Young Bacarra: I knew their magic was good but I had no idea.

Bacarra: Careful with that.

Young Bacarra: There’s a vanquishing spell in here for every demon we’ve ever met. Nobody’s gonna challenge us. Not even Cole.

Bacarra: Only one spell in there matters to us now.

Young Bacarra: To disempower a witch.

Bacarra: I’m almost done mixing the ingredients that will infuse the magic.

Young Bacarra: Whoa-whoa-whoa, wait a second, it says here you need a fresh human heart.

Bacarra: Not a problem.

(Bacarra goes over to a witch lying on the floor. He reaches in her chest and pulls her heart out.)

[Scene: Manor. Parlor. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are there.]

Phoebe: Do we know how Bacarra even got here?

Leo: The Elders think that he used a time ripple. Whenever something stops a destined event from occurring, it sends a ripple through time. A powerful warlock like Bacarra could have used it if he knew the place where destiny was cheated.

Piper: Well, that would be where Phoebe and I saved Miles.

Phoebe: Whoa, I can’t believe we’re still on this. Death isn’t after Miles, Bacarra is. And look, I’m not crazy, I just caught Cole staking out Miles’ apartment to try and intercept him.

Paige: Yeah, Bacarra didn’t pull the trigger in the alley, okay.

Phoebe: But how do we know? Maybe mind control is one of his future powers?

Piper: Okay, let’s not argue about how he got here. He’s here and he’s got our book.

Paige: Okay, that book holds a centuries worth of magic that he can use against us. Great.

Piper: Too many spells and potions to remember, let alone defend against.

Phoebe: We’re dead.

Piper: Again.

Paige: And again.

(Phoebe sighs.)

Leo: Ladies, death can not be feared. For death, in time comes to all witches. You know, the witch who says she’s not scared in battle is a liar. The real witch is the one who fights.

Piper: Honey?

Leo: Yeah?

Piper: Zip it.

Leo: Okay. I thought it was worth a shot.

Phoebe: I actually think Leo is right. I mean, we’ve been through this before, we can’t get scared just because Bacarra has the Book of Shadows.

Paige: In fact, maybe the book has been holding us back. Bacarra knows exactly what we’re gonna do because he knows exactly how we’re gonna fight.

Piper: Okay, so if we’re gonna vanquish him, and we will, we need to change our tactics. We need new potions, new spells, stuff that he’s never seen before. Let’s go. Break.

(The girls get up and head for the attic.)

Leo: That’s what I was trying to say.

[Cut to the attic. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are there working on spells and potions.]

Phoebe: Okay, the obscuring fog spell is done. We can use this if we need to fog up the joint for cover. So that makes nine defensive and fourteen offensive spells.

Piper: Okay, we’ve almost got all the new spells bottled.

(The two Bacarra’s blink in.)

Bacarras: “For the passing of this hour, take away all their powers.”

Piper: Huh? What does that mean?

Paige: I don’t know but I don’t like that smug look on their faces. (She throws a potion at them and nothing happens.) Okay, that didn’t go so well.

Phoebe: Okay, how about this? “We call upon Medusa’s bones, turn their flesh into stone.” No, okay, Piper, blow up something.

(Piper tries to blow them up and nothing happens.)

Piper: I got nothing.

Paige: I can’t orb.

(The two Bacarras recite a spell and a ball of flame forms in their hand.)

Piper: Leo!

(Paige quickly grabs an athame and Bacarra throws the ball of flame at her, turning her into dust. They throw another at Phoebe, turning her into dust. Leo orbs in.)

Leo: Oh my god!

Bacarra: And then there were none.

(Leo dives on Piper as Bacarra throws another ball of flame at her. He orbs out with her just in time.)

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[Scene: The walkway where Miles was saved the first time. Piper and Leo are there. Piper is crouched down against a wall bawling her eyes out.]

Piper: Leo, why are we here? Do you realise that I think I just watched my sisters die?

Leo: This is the alley where you saved Miles. Just try and stay calm. We still have a chance.

Piper: A chance? I just saw my sisters get incinerated, Leo, you can’t heal ashes.

Leo: I don’t wanna heal them, I want to set destiny back on track.

(Piper gets up.)

Piper: What? It’s already happened, there’s nothing we can do.

Leo: Not necessarily. The time ripple Bacarra opened is gonna stay open until he goes back through it and returns to his time.

(Leo touches the brick wall.)

Piper: What are you looking for?

Leo: A hidden door. It’s gotta be around here somewhere. If we can find it we can travel back and rewrite history like Bacarra did. Make it so none of this ever happened.

[Cut to the manor. Attic. The two Bacarras are there.]

Bacarra: The Underworld belongs to us.

Young Bacarra: Which one of us?

Bacarra: Still distrustful. But don’t lose that quality, it’ll help us go far. Now call the meeting of the demonic leaders and demand your rightful position, don’t wait another second.

Young Bacarra: What are you gonna do?

Bacarra: Return to the future where I belong. You can catch up with me in about six months.

[Cut to the walkway. Leo and Piper are still looking for the ripple.]

Leo: If we can find the ripple it should send us back. It’s an infinite slipstream through time.

Piper: Well, what if it carries us forward?

Leo: It won’t. Bacarra used it to get here, so it’ll keep flowing backwards until he enters it to reverse it.

Piper: Okay, so we’re going back. What if it takes us too for back?

Leo: Well, we could wind up with tails. What time did Phoebe save Miles yesterday?

Piper: A little after one.

Leo: Okay, well, use your watch.

(Piper continues to touch the wall and comes to a spot where she nearly falls through.)

Piper: Found it.

(Leo moves the hedge out of the way. Bacarra blinks in.)

Bacarra: “Debilito!”

(Leo dives on Bacarra and holds him down.)

Leo: Go now!

Bacarra: No!

(Piper walks into the ripple.)

[Cut to in the ripple. Piper watches images of the day rewind backwards, faster and faster. She checks her watch and walks out of the ripple a couple of minutes before Phoebe saves Miles. She runs off.]

[Cut to outside a building. Piper’s car pulls up. Phoebe gets out and runs towards the building. The delivery truck pulls up beside Piper’s car.]

[Cut to inside the car. Piper puts down her cell phone. Suddenly, future Piper jumps in the car.]

Piper: Whoa!

Future Piper: Whoa-whoa-whoa, don’t panic, I’m not a demon. Okay, I’m you, obviously, from the future.

Piper: Apparently not very far in the future, I just bought that top.

Future Piper: Listen to me, Miles has got to die. It’s his time, it’s his destiny, and if Phoebe saves him today she’ll be killed by a warlock along with Paige.

Piper: Wait a minute, slow down. Why would a warlock…?

Future Piper: Because Phoebe falls in love with Miles and she just keeps saving him until… Don’t argue with me, okay, we don’t have time for this. Just let Miles die.

Piper: Look, I don’t know who you are or what you are, but how do you… (Future Piper pinches her on the arm.) Ow! What’d you do that for?

(Future Piper shows her arm to reveal matching bruises.)

Future Piper: When Phoebe asks left or right, go to the right.

Piper: What are you talking about?

Future Piper: Just remember right and when it is all over, make sure Phoebe knows this was just meant to be, okay. Oh, and by the way, the next time she falls for a guy, do not stand in her way, okay?

(Future Piper leaves.)

Piper: I’m not standing in her way.

(Phoebe runs back over to the car.)

Phoebe: He’s gone. (She hears the sirens.) Oh, no.

Piper: This idiot is blocking me in.

Phoebe: It’s only two blocks, let’s run. (Piper gets out of the car and they run down the street. They stop.) Okay, this is the street. Right or left?

Piper: Good question.

Phoebe: What do we do? I don’t remember.

Piper: I don’t know, Phoebe, I don’t know here.

Phoebe: Piper, come on.

Piper: Right, go right. (Phoebe takes off.) Oh, god, forgive me.

(Piper follows Phoebe. Police cars pass them in the opposite direction.)

Phoebe: We’re going the wrong way, it’s behind us.

(They turn around.)

[Cut to the walkway. Miles is shot in the chest and he drops to the ground, dead. Piper and Phoebe run around the corner. Piper tries to hold Phoebe back but can’t and she runs over to Miles. Tears well up in Piper’s eyes and she looks across the walkway to see future Piper there. Future Piper nods and vanishes.]

[Scene: Manor. Phoebe’s room. Phoebe’s there with her headphones on bopping away to the music. Piper and Paige walk in holding plates of food.]

Piper: Phoebe, can we…

(Piper whistles. Phoebe turns off her walkman and removes the headphones.)

Phoebe: Oh, okay, how long have you guys been standing there?

Paige: Long enough to know you’ve got some serious eighties dance moves. I guess you don’t need comfort food.

Piper: Whatcha doing?

Phoebe: A little laundry.

Piper: Mm-hm, yeah, you don’t do laundry.

Phoebe: Yeah.

Piper: Are you okay?

Phoebe: No. Is this chocolate chip?

Piper: Mm-hm.

(Phoebe takes a cookie off the plate.)

Phoebe: I’m never gonna be okay losing an innocent. You know, and I just, I’m having a really hard time accepting the fact that I wasn’t supposed to save him.

Paige: Wasn’t Miles a little bit more than just an innocent to you?

Phoebe: I think I wanted him to be, for all the reasons Piper said. But I just have to concentrate on me right now, you know, and not be afraid that I may never find love again.

Piper: Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that. You will definitely find love again.

Phoebe: You think?

Piper: Actually, I know. And I for one can guarantee you that when it does happen for you I will not be holding you back. At all.

Phoebe: Thanks… I think.

Paige: Piper, is there something that you know that we don’t know?

Piper: Well, let’s just say I had a little premonition of my own.

(Piper leaves the room.)

Phoebe: Hey!

Paige: Piper, hey!

(Phoebe and Paige follow Piper.)