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5.1 + 5.2 A Witch's Tail (Feature Length Episode) (84' 49")

The Charmed Ones protect a mermaid from a sea hag.


5.3 Happily Ever After (43' 57")

An evil witch from a fairy tale tries to increase her power by trapping the Charmed Ones in warped versions of classic fairy tales.


5.4 Siren Song (42' 45")

The Siren, who preys on married men and their wives, puts Cole under a spell and Piper and Paige must try to figure out how to save Phoebe from certain death.


5.5 Witches in Tights (42' 53")

A young boy whose drawings magically come to life is forced to create a drawing that transforms a demon into a super villain. To help the Charmed Ones stop the demon, the boy creates a new drawing that turns Piper, Phoebe and Paige into comic book super heroines.


5.6 The Eyes Have It (42' 52")

With her power of premonition gone, Phoebe seeks advice from a fortune teller and discovers that a demon named Cree is stealing the eyes of Gypsies in an attempt to reverse a curse placed on his father.


5.7 Sympathy for the Demon (42' 48")

When Barbas, the Demon of Fear, returns to seek revenge on the Charmed Ones for vanquishing him years ago, he manages to trick Paige into performing a spell that gives him Cole's powers in order to trap the Charmed Ones in the manor and use their own fears against them.


5.8 A Witch in Time (42' 38")

Phoebe inadvertently opens a tunnel in time by repeatedly saving the life of her new boyfriend Miles, who has been preordained to die. The time tunnel provides a pathway for a warlock from the future named Bacarra to steal the Book of Shadows.


5.9 Sam I Am (44' 08")

When Cole realizes that he must eventually give in to his evil destiny, he attacks the Charmed Ones in the hope that they will vanquish him forever and end his suffering. Meanwhile, Paige gets her first charge as a Whitelighter and is shocked when the angry, self-pitying man she is supposed to protect turns out to be the father she never knew.


5.10 Y Tu Mummy Tambien (42' 14")

Phoebe falls prey to Jeric, a demon in search of the perfect body to hold the spirit of Isis, his dead lover. To trap the spirit, Jeric mummifies Phoebe's body. Meanwhile, Cole tries to save Phoebe by making a deal with the demon.


5.11 The Importance of Being Phoebe (44' 04")

Cole is trying a new plan of taking down the Charmed Ones by using the law.


5.12 Centennial Charmed (44' 16")

In his twisted attempt to win Phoebe back, Cole joins the Avatars in order cast a spell that alters reality, eliminating Paige and destroying the Power of Three. At that moment, Paige sneezes and orbs into the Whitelighter realm, avoiding the effects of the spell. She arrives in the alternate timeline and finds that her sisters have no knowledge of her existence.


5.13 House Call (42' 44")

The Council of Witch Doctors makes a house call to the Charmed Ones and use voodoo dolls to lead them down various paths of self-destruction.


5.14 Sand Francisco Dreamin'

A demon attacks the Charmed Ones with dream dust he stole from a Sandman, causing their nightmares to come to life.


5.15 The Day the Magic Died

Piper is due in six weeks and has to be on bed rest because of her high blood pressure. Phoebe and Paige realize that they can't use their magic and Leo realizes that he can't orb.


5.16 Baby's First Demon

When Piper's baby is nearly kidnapped by demons, Paige goes undercover to track down the kidnappers at a demonic black market, but is captured before she can vanquish them.


5.17 Lucky Charmed

The Charmed Ones join forces with a Leprechaun when they go after a demon who is killing Leprechauns to steal their magic. To reward them for their efforts, the Leprechaun grants each sister good luck.


5.18 Cat House

When Piper and Leo see a marriage counselor to work out their marital problems, Piper casts a spell that lets them literally see the key moments of their past. However, the spell goes awry and Phoebe and Paige are sent back in time to relive Piper's memories.


5.19 Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun

When a demon kills the Satyr of the Spring of Life, the Satyr's underlings, a trio of Wood Nymphs, escape to San Francisco to find a new leader. After the Nymphs magically transform Paige into one of them, they are all captured by the demon, Tull, who forces them to lead him to the Spring.


5.20 Sense and Sense Ability

While at the fair the Crone turns a monkey totem of Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil into a real monkey. This monkey takes Paige's voice, Phoebe's hearing, and Piper's eyesight.


5.21 Necromancing the Stone

When Grams and the Halliwell matriarchs are summoned to bless baby Wyatt, they fall prey to the Necromancer demon who has returned from the Spirit Realm seeking to absorb their magical spirits.


5.22 + 5.23 Oh My Goddess (Feature Length Episode)

Released after centuries spent entombed beneath the Arctic ice, the Titans, Greek mythic gods, set out to eliminate their captors, the Elders. Phoebe and Paige are nearly defeated by the Titans, but are saved by Chris, a mysterious Whitelighter from the future. Meanwhile, Leo makes a decision to give the Charmed Ones the ultimate power to vanquish the Titans, recreating them as Greek Goddesses, despite the risk that they will be seduced by their vast new powers. Phoebe becomes the Goddess of Love; Piper, the Goddess of Earth; and Paige, the Goddess of War.  However, Piper's life is turned upside-down when Leo accepts his call to become an Elder. Piper's loss and anger consumes her, allowing the Charmed Ones to destroy the Titans but at the expense of losing Leo.


Character Review: Phoebe (contains later season spoilers)
Six months after her grandmother’s death, having fallen on hard times, Phoebe returned to San Francisco and moved back in with her sisters. Prue was not at all welcoming to Phoebe, because she still believed she ruined her engagement. It was then that Phoebe discovered the Book of Shadows in their attic and learned that she and her sisters were members of a long line of good witches.  Phoebe has the power of premonition, a passive power. She triggers this power when she touches or is in presence of something that has to do with what her premonition is about. This power was initially uncontrollable, but in later seasons if she wanted or pleaded for a premonition, she usually got it. Her flashes of future and past appear black and white to her. As her power grew, her premonitions become more vivid to where they become slightly colored and she can hear and feel what is going on and to hold her premonition longer. (Phoebe's premonition increases in "The Eyes Have It" episode to include astral projection into her visions and also in "Hulkus Pocus" episode when she is able to interact and communicate with her future self in her premonitions).  Her premonitions are triggered by objects or strong psychic auras, making them a form of psychometry. This originally only encompassed precognition, to see the future, but grew to include retrocognition, to see the past, too. Phoebe also developed the power to trigger a vision in somebody else with similar powers, "sharing" visions with Elders and knowing how to trigger a specific "trap" premonition in Mitzy, who had stolen her powers. Kira, a powerful demonic seer, told Phoebe her powers were once limited to psychometry but they grew, like Phoebe's will in time. Phoebe's premontion powers also grew to her visions always revealing the truth, and in one episode, it gives her enhanced intuition as she was hiding to anticipate when demons were firing fireballs, and in many instances Phoebe has sidestepped and jumped out the way of incoming fireballs and energy balls with perfect timing.  At first Phoebe was unhappy with only her passive power of premonition, so she took classes in self-defense. However she realized how useful her power is when her premonition helped to revive Prue from death after a dragon warlock killed her.  Later on Phoebe obtained her first active power of levitation, to defy gravity and float in the air (but not fly). This power was uncontrollable when she first obtained it but she later gained complete control over it. She cannot usually move horizontally, and at one time, Prue has to use her telekinesis to move Phoebe over to another side of a cave while she was levitating. Phoebe usually mixed her martial arts and kick boxing with her levitating power to knock out her enemies. In Season 4, she was able to glide short distances with this power. In Season 5, she was able to propel herself through a ventilation duct with this power.  Season six saw Phoebe develop the power of empathy. Being an empath allows her to channel others' feelings. This initially caused considerable problems, as she would encounter others' emotions and act on their whims and wishes. Since powers are tied with emotions and Phoebe can feel others' emotions, she could sometimes tap into their powers. When the sisters traveled to the future, it was revealed that Phoebe had used electrical powers to kill a man named Cal Greene, although it was never clarified if this was an expansion upon or usage of an existing power or an entirely new one.  Phoebe's powers were stripped by the Tribunal because she was misusing her powers for personal gain. She received back her premonition power, but still has to show the Tribunal that she isn't misusing her powers to get her other powers back. Like the other Charmed Ones, Phoebe can also brew magical potions and recite/write spells. Even in the flashforward in the series finale, it was never made clear if Phoebe ever did get her powers of levitation and empathy back.  Phoebe and her older sisters Prue and Piper were collectively called the "Charmed Ones".  They served as powerful good witches who protected the innocent as best as they could.  Out of all the sisters, Phoebe is seen to be the master of spell-writing. Phoebe authored a spell for vanquishing The Source that used the power of the Halliwell's witch ancestors. She also helped The Seer to put the Hollow back in its crypt.  After the death of her sister Prue, Phoebe met a woman named Paige Matthews at the funeral. It turned out that Paige was her younger half-sister. Phoebe and Cole witnessed Paige inadvertently orb out from a demonic attack, and realized that she was half Whitelighter. Phoebe and Piper helped convince Paige to join them and recreate the Charmed Ones, and subsequently vanquished Prue's demonic killer, Shax.  We often see Phoebe being the first to discover facts: Phoebe was the one who first discovered that they are the Charmed Ones, beginning with a series of events with their old ouija board up until she got to the Book of Shadows in the attic. She also was the first one to know that Leo was their Whitelighter, catching him while levitating to replace a light bulb. Leo made Phoebe swear not to tell her sisters about him. She revealed the truth to her sisters, but they thought she was just joking around. Phoebe followed a wolf that she saw in the hallway of the Magic School. The wolf lead Phoebe to Enola the shaman, a student at the school, who sent Phoebe on a vision quest to help her see her own future more clearly. On her quest, Phoebe finally managed to reach the portal that took her to the future. There she saw Piper, an older Wyatt, and a younger boy that turns out to be Piper's second son, Paige had become a teacher at the school, Phoebe is pregnant with a little girl, and they are living a life without demons. Wyatt's brother approaches her, saying, "Aunt Phoebe, we need your help," and she is returned to the present to hear Chris asking, "Phoebe, can you help us?" Phoebe thus becomes the first one to know that Chris Perry is actually Chris Halliwell, her nephew and Piper and Leo's second son.  Chris tried to enlist Phoebe's help to get his parents back together, but Phoebe felt that meddling with Piper and Leo's relationship would be wrong. As Chris tried to persuade his aunt to join his cause, Phoebe gets a premonition and they go to a Middle Eastern desert where they rescue a female genie named Jinny from her demonic master. Jinny says that she wrote to Phoebe because her former master, Bosk, is trying to raise an ancient demonic city – the lost city of Zanbar – and she thought that if Phoebe became her master, Phoebe would wish her free so that Bosk could not use her to re-erect the city.  Bosk soon enough attacked the manor, and because of his protective amulet that blocked her vanquishing potion, Phoebe wished Jinny free. Apparently, Jinny was actually a demon, and she could only be freed only at the expense of the one who freed her, so now Phoebe would have to pay the price: she had become a genie herself, with Chris as her new master. Chris accidentally wished for Leo to get over his issues with Chris, and Phoebe made Leo become very friendly toward Chris. Chris decided to take advantage of the situation and wished for Piper and Leo to sleep together and it worked, just not as he planned: Piper and Leo fall asleep on the floor. Richard takes the genie bottle, with Phoebe in it, and attempts to use it to have Paige love him forever. To make up for his mistake, Richard wishes Phoebe free, and Phoebe and Paige manage to get Jinny back in the bottle.  Later, the Charmed Ones go on to trail against Barbas the demon. He admits to meditating a plan to trick them out of their powers, but argued that he still had a point – the Charmed Ones are risky with their magic. He turns the bulk of his accusation against Phoebe, who had recently been using potions to force premonitions; an action Paige believed might have led to Inspector Sheridan catching them. The Tribunal reversed their decision to kill their ally Darryl Morris, but they decided Phoebe must suffer the consequences for using her powers for personal gain. She lost her powers of premonitions, levitation, and empathy. This was a "temporary" punishment, and she had the possibility of earning them back if she used her magic correctly.  Phoebe earned her power of premonition back again, but her powers of empathy and levitation were much harder to come by. She and her sisters participated in the Avatars's plan to change the world into a utopia. However, Phoebe's power of premonition revealed the truth and showed that trauma and death and sacrifice could not be covered up by the Avatars. The world was returned to what it once was, but a powerful demon named Zankou was released from his prison. He attempted to gain control of the manor to receive the power of the Nexus. By turning the Book of Shadows against the sisters, Zankou was able to use the spell and potion to steal a witch's powers. Zankou stole Phoebe's power of premonition so that he could anticipate their attacks and see what they were doing.  Phoebe and her sisters destroyed Zankou and the Nexus. Everyone, both normal and supernatural, believed they were dead. This was their chance to finally get a normal life. Phoebe's new alias was Julie Bennet and everyone else but her loved ones could only see her "new look". They soon realized that hiding from their identities was a mistake however, so after consulting Homeland Security, Phoebe and her sisters returned to their normal lives.  Phoebe got her old job back and was dating a guy named Dex Lawson, who she had a premonition of marrying. She did marry Dex while under a spell from her ward Billie Jenkins. The marriage was annulled since both participants were not in their right state of mind. Phoebe was no longer romancing Dex. Phoebe lost her faith in her gift, until she had another premonition of the future. She was talking to her older self 6 years from now, and she was still supposed to have a daughter.  Phoebe soon moved out of the manor. She got her own apartment in the city.  When Phoebe found out that Billie was the Ultimate Power, she was reluctant to vanquish her and she and Piper were at a disagreement until a spell was cast on her because of Billie. She and her sisters had to hide out in the Underworld, as the magical community had turned their backs on them.  Phoebe married Coop the Cupid in the series finale. They will have three daughters.

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