The Devil's Music
[Scene: P3. Prue and Phoebe are sitting at a table.]
Phoebe: This place couldnt be more dead if I was embalmed.
Prue: Yeah, I think that were gonna have to take that offer.Phoebe: Whats this guys name again?
Prue: Chris Barker. Phoebe: And hes not a loan shark or anything, is he?
Prue: No. Hes a collector, an investor. And its a no-interest loan that we can pay back any time. Trust me, hes not gonna miss the money. Phoebe: Mmm. Must be nice. When do we tell Piper?
Prue: Not until the club is in the black.
(Piper comes up to them.)
Piper: So, you guys, you do like the name of the club, right? P3. Little nod to the Power of Three, to us, partners.Phoebe: Yeah, its very clever. Uh, Piper, its a little, uh, quiet in here. Dont you think?
Piper: Itll pick up once word of mouth kicks in.Phoebe: And when will that be, exactly?
Piper: Well, you cant predict these things exactly. Its not like starting a restaurant. Besides the banks not gonna call the loan. Its not like were gonna lose the house.
(She leaves.)Phoebe: Who said anything about losing house? Were not gonna lose the house, are we?
Prue: No, because were gonna take that offer and trust Piper to this place with people. Phoebe: What people? Where is everybody?
[Scene: Another club. Dishwalla is playing there. You see Leo walking around.]
[Cut to a room out the back.]
Girl: So, you, like, produce their records or what?
Jeff: No, no, nothing that creative. Im their new manager. I take care of things, whatever needs to be done, I do.
Girl: Man, I cant believe this. This is like the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to me.
Jeff: Ah, the nights young.
Girl: I cant believe you picked me.
Jeff: Well, you seemed like a good ... soul. Plus, you said the magic words. You said youd do anything, remember?
Girl: Yes, yes. I do.
Jeff: All right, just wait inside. The band should be down any minute.
Girl: Thank you, thank you so much.
Jeff: Dont thank me yet.
(She walks in some room.)
Girl: Hello? Is somebody there? Hello?
(Masselin appears and she screams. The manager walks in.)
Jeff: Okay, that's it. No more. I cant keep doing this. Its got to stop.
Masselin: We have a pact, you get what you want and I get what I want.
DJ: Good morning, San Francisco. This is Ralph Garmend and that was Dishwalla's hit counting Blue Car's. Dishwalla and their manager, Jeff Carlton, are my in studio guests this morning talking about club dates and we'll let you know when you can see them.
Jeff: Excuse me. (Leo shows up.) Jerk. (to Leo) You know where the bathroom is?
Leo: Yeah, its, uh, right over ... (Leo pushes him up against the wall.)
Jeff: Hey what is this?
Leo: An intervention.
(He blows magic dust all over Jeff.)
[Scene: P3. Pipers looking at the expenditures ... pretty bad ... more than -$20,000)
Piper: This is bad.
(Jenny walks in.)
Jenny: You should keep that door locked, you know? Anyone could just walk in.
Piper: Jenny? What are you doing here?
Jenny: Am I breaking the law, right now? Being underage and all?
Piper: No, were not open. Actually, I dont know. Uh, whats your point, Jenny?
Jenny: If you were open for business and I was here, would you have me arrested? Because I think friendship counts for something. Even though were not really friends yet, but at least were neighbors and neighbors do favors for each other, right?
Piper: What kind of favors?
Jenny: I need a ticket to the show
Piper: What show?
Jenny: Its all over the radio. I have to see them. If I dont, Ill die
Piper: Not a clue what youre talking about
(Jeff walks in.)
Jeff: Shes talking about passion. Piper Halliwell?
Piper: Yeah. Can I help you with something?
Jeff: Jeff Carlton. And I have to tell you when I heard about P-cubed, it was if the fate had smiles upon me.
Piper: P three.
Jeff: Whatever. I manage Dishwalla.
Piper: Dishwalla? The Dishwalla?
Jeff: Ive been looking for the right place, something small, new intimate. The boys want the reacquaint themselves with the personal side of performing. They want to connect again. And I think your little hole in the wall here, is just what the doctor ordered.
Piper: Dishwalla wants to play my little hole in the wall?
Jeff: I want them to. Dont you?
Piper: Uh... yeah.
Jeff: Lets cross some T's and dot some I's.
(He hands her the contract, I think.)
Jenny: Uh, Mr. Carlton, sir? Do you think it will be possible for me to meet the band? Id do almost anything.
Jeff: Be careful what you wish for, sweet heart.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Prues on the phone with Barker.)
Barker: Prue, dont fell awkward.
Prue: Well, its a big deal.
Barker: I know. Starting a business with that bank loan breathing down your neck can make things kind of scary.
Prue: Yeah. On top of your loan.
Barker: Hey, Listen. I have no doubt Ill be seeing my money again after your sister gets her club off the ground.
Prue: And the terms are still the same?
Barker: Absolutely. No interest.
Prue: Uh, no, we'll, well pay you interest.
Barker: Ok, fine. A quarter percent whatever. Now, speaking of getting off the ground, the plane trip to Paris is still open for discussion, isnt it?
Prue: Mr. Barker ...
Barker: I mean, come on ... hasnt that rain check burned a hole in your pocket by now?
Prue: Look, I really appreciate your offer ...
Barker: Its not an offer, Prue, its a dinner request
Prue: In Paris?
Barker: You know what they call French bread in France?
Barker: Exactly. Dinner in Paris is where it all begins.
Prue: Okay, you know, why dont we just start with your loan, followed with us paying you back as soon as possible?
Barker: Oh, youre a hard bargainer.
Prue: So are you.
Barker: Oh, I havent even begun to fight.
Prue: Uh huh.
Prue: Stop it.
Barker: Never. Ill see you at the club, with the money.
Prue: Okay, bye
(She hangs up the phone.)
Prue: (to Phoebe) Well, its all set. Mr. Barker's gonna meet us at the club, hand over the cheque and that'll be that.
Phoebe: Were doing the right thing, arent we?
Prue: Well, were helping out our sister. Thats always the right thing, right?
(Piper walks in the kitchen.)
Piper: (excited) Guess what I did? Guess what I did? All by myself?
Piper: You ready?
Piper: Get this... Dish...walla... my club... playing there... tonight.
Piper: I networked. Sent out feelers, sent off press releases and wouldnt you know it. Dishwalla decided to put P3 on their schedule. Hows about that? P3 has officially been validated as the place to be. Were on the map (then, she hugs her sisters) I couldnt have done it without you, you patient (she kisses Prue) most generous (kisses Phoebe) sisters in the whole wide world. (Doorbells rings.) Ill get it. (She answers the door.) Leo... this day just keeping getting better. Hi.
Leo: Hi, uh, Piper, we have to talk.
Piper: Yeah...okay, uh... are you free tonight? Better be, cause youre my date. We have backstage passes, all access, baby, to see Dishwalla at P3. I made it happen.
Leo: Uh, no, actually, I made it happen.
(Prue and Phoebe walk in.)
Leo: Yeah, look, I want to tell you sooner, but I didnt have time. I had to move fast. Theres a demon involved.
Piper: A demon?
Leo: Yeah, hell be at your club, tonight.
Piper: But, no, their manager, Jeff Carlton, came to me and-and booked them himself.
Leo: I know. I cast a spell on him
Piper: You what?
Leo: I sort of cribbed it from one of the other witches I look after. I suggested to Carlton that he get Dishwalla into your club
Prue: Why didnt you just come to us?
Piper: Because he knows I would have been pissed off. What are you doing?
Leo: My job.
Piper: Your job? What are we, like, Leos witches now? Were supposed to kill a demon during sold-out concert? Are you nuts?
Piper: No, Leo. Anywhere else but not there... not my place.
(He just looks at her.)
Leo: The bands manager made a bargain with Masselin.
Prue: Thats the demon?
Leo: Yeah. In exchange for human sacrifice, Masselin will make Carlton rich and powerful by attracting successful bands to him.
Phoebe: Are you telling me that Dishwalla is hooked up with a demon?
Leo: No, they dont know anything about the demon.
Prue: So, these innocent ... what happens to them?
Leo: Theyre devoured by Masselin. Consumed for their souls.
Leo: The more souls Masselin collects, more successful Carlton becomes. You cant destroy the demon without first freeing those trapped within him.
Piper: All this freeing and destroying, is this in between sets or during the encore?
Leo: Look, I know youre upset.
Piper: No...no... I skated past upset just after you came in the door. Right now, Im at furious.
Leo: We have to talk.
Piper: You bet your white-lighter ass, we do.
Leo: Later. I have to go. (He orbs out.)
Phoebe: See, now this is exactly why you should never date a co-worker. It was a joke. Oh, honey, Im sorry.
Piper: How could he do this?
Phoebe: Well, it sounds like he didnt have a choice and quiet frankly, I dont think we do either.
Prue: Well, I have to get to the office and call this investor. (to Phoebe) Barker... gotta talk to Barker.
[Scene: Outside some club. People are putting the band's instruments in a truck. Inspector Morris is there talking to Jeff.]
Darryl: Its Tina Hitchens. Shes been missing since last night when she came to this club.
Jeff: (to some guy) Yo... the address is on the front seat. P3!
Darryl: Youre playing P3? Piper Halliwells place?
Jeff: Yeah, so I dont have a lot of time.
Darryl: Oh, youve got time for this.
(He shows Jeff a picture of Tina.)
Jeff: I answered your question.
Darryl: I didnt ask one.
Jeff: You asked me if I saw Tina whoever.
Darryl: I dont believe I did. Did you?
Darryl: See her?
Jeff: I didnt see anybody, inspector.
Darryl: Look again.
Jeff: Listen.. you have any idea how many girls like that show up to something like this? Hundreds of them. Thousands. And they all look the same. Short skirt, tight tops. Like sexy little peas in a pod.
Darryl: So what difference does it make if one of them disappears?!
Jeff: I didnt say that.
Darryl: You didnt have to.
Jeff: Why arent you out hassling her boyfriend?
Darryl: Did that already. Now, Im hassling you.
Jeff: I havent seen her. Whats with the Gestapo routine?
Darryl: It tends to follow the acting like a suspect routine.
Jeff: Am I under arrest?
Darryl: Not yet. Melanie Jenkins?
(He shows Jeff a picture of Melanie.)
Darryl: Brittany Tyler?
(Shows him a picture.)
Jeff: None of them. Never saw them
Darryl: They all disappeared from clubs all around the country. Clubs that your band played in. That doesnt concern you?
Jeff: Not in the slightest. If were done here, see ya around.
Darryl: Count on it
[Scene: Manor. Attic. They've found Masselin in the Book Of Shadows.]
Piper: Theres Leos problem.
Phoebe: Its our problem.
Piper: You want to know what the real problem is?
Phoebe: Oh, do tell.
Piper: Never mind.
Phoebe: Thank you.
Piper: So, how do we vanquish this creep?
Phoebe: Lets find out. Shall we?
Piper: And what was with that attitude?
Phoebe: What attitude?
Piper: Leo... it was like he was angry that I was angry. I have right to be angry, dont I? I dont want talk about it?
Phoebe: Then dont.
Piper: Look at Masselins victims.
Phoebe: Yeah... (reading the book of shadows) "Trapped within the demon. The unfortunates one kept alive, their souls tortured for the pleasure he gets from their suffering" (to Piper) We got to get them out of there.
Piper: With what? Demonic Ipecac?
Phoebe: Actually, yeah. That seems to be the idea (reading again) "The demons seeks willing, trusting souls, delivered by the one who sealed the pact"
Piper: The manager.
Phoebe: So we have to get close to Carlton.
Piper: Well, Im already close. And as far as we know, Im a willing, trusting soul... a sucker. Someone who falls for a quick line from a pretty face.
Phoebe: Will you please stop that?
Piper: Youre right. Fine. Leo is the least of my worries.
Phoebe: Right. Well worry about that tomorrow.
Piper: I dont think I can wait that long.
Phoebe: Youre gonna have to. Because tonight we have some major demon-ass-kicking to do.
[Scene: Some club. In a room. Masselin appears.]
JEFF: Cops are asking me questions. And you know what? Theyre not gonna catch you, no, sir. Theyre gonna catch me. All right, okay! Im out. Im done with it. No more souls. The pact, the agreement is now officially null and void.
(Masselin sets Jeff on fire. Jeff starts screaming in pain. Masselin stops the fire.)
MASSELIN: You will honor your agreement, Mr. Carlton. Youll bring me more souls.
JEFF: Okay, okay.
[Scene: Bucklands. Prue's office. Chris Barker is there.]
BARKER: So, what youre telling me is that you no longer need a white-knight to rescue you and your sisters from debt.
BARKER: But we have a deal.
Prue: Well, what we had was an agreement to make a deal and I no longer agree.
BARKER: I see. This wouldnt have anything to do with a certain band choosing to play at P3 tonight, would it? Word travels fast.
Prue: Yeah, well, Piper pulled us out of the fire.
BARKER: Yes, in a doing so, revealed to me quite a diamond in the rough.
Prue: Meaning what?
BARKER: Well, meaning, I understand youre showing me the door, but I think I rather like this party. I think your sisters little venture is on its way to great success. Which is why Ive already gone to your bank and made an offer to pick up your loan.
Prue: You didnt?
Prue: Ok, Mr. Barker... we have a relationship...
BARKER: Yes and youve brought so many valuable items into my field of view. I just have this feeling that you sisters club is gonna be the best one yet. Could you put me on the guest list for tonight? Me plus one. Id like to see what Im buying.
Prue: Ok, I am asking, nicely, for your own sake, not to go through with this.
BARKER: Is that a threat, Ms. Halliwell? Be careful. You could be jeopardizing a very profitable relationship. 2 passes. Id like a booth, too, close to the stage.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper and Phoebe are making a potion.]
Piper: How is this gonna work?
Phoebe: Were just slip Masselin a little extra-strength antacid. And if the Book of Shadows is right, the should disappear like a demonic gas bubble, freeing his victims, leaving them safe and sound
Piper: Phoebe, we cant even give our cat a vitamin. How are we gonna get this down a demons throat?
Phoebe: In this?
(She holds up a balloon.)
Piper: What is that?
Phoebe: Its a balloon.
Piper: Okay, where is it?
Phoebe: Where is what?
Piper: The spoonful of sugar big enough to hide that thing?
Phoebe: Youre looking at her
Piper: Excuse me?
Phoebe: Well, the only way to get to Masselin, is through Carlton, right? So all Ill have to do is get close to Carlton, pretend Im some choice tidbit. Then we get Masselin to swallow this.
Piper: Right before he swallows you, Phoebe. No, its too dangerous.
Phoebe: Well, unless you have a better idea, its our only choice. You and Prue will back me up. Ill be fine.
Piper: I hate him.
(Piper puts something in the blender.)
Phoebe: Of course you hate him. Hes a demon. Wait, we are talking about the demon, right?
Piper: He didnt even have the decency to ask me first. He at least could have discussed it with me.
Phoebe: Oh, Leo!
Piper: I mean, can you believe him? He acted as if weve never has a relationship before. Like it was just business. (She turns on the blender without putting the lid on. Food flies everywhere.) Oh! Oh!
Phoebe: Got to put the lid on, honey!
Piper: And I saw the future too, you know. Leo and I get married. A marriage in the future imply some sort of relationship in the present ... the question is: wheres the relationship
Phoebe: Somewhere between confusing and complicated? Just talk to him, honey? Itll be okay.
Piper: Id rather just freeze him and kick him in the ... (doorbell rings) That better not be him.
Phoebe: In the shins?
Piper: Not exactly.
(Piper answers the door.)
Piper: Dan, hi.
DAN: Can I talk to you for a second?
Piper: Sure! Whats up?
DAN: Jenny... Did you tell her she could go see Dishwalla tonight?
Piper: No, no!! She cant go!
DAN: She said you said it was all right.
Piper: Well, I didnt exactly tell her it wasnt. But the things were happening kind of fast.
DAN: Well, shes in her room right now, picking out her clothes.
Piper: Oh God! Okay... Ill go talk to her.
(As she opens the door, she sees Leo.)
Leo: Listen, I was hoping that we could uh... talk
Piper: Sure... Leo this is...
Leo: Dan Gordon!
Piper: Wait. You know him?
Leo: What? Are you kidding? He used to play second base for the Mariners. Ha had an all-star season going till he blew out his knee sliding into home. I still think you were safe.
DAN: So do I.
Leo: Im Leo.
DAN: Nice meeting you.
Piper: No, its not. You follow baseball?
Piper: You have time for baseball, but you dont have time to tell me about you-know-what, before you-know-who shows up you-know-where?
DAN: Uh, Listen. If you two need to talk or something, I can...
Piper: No, no no. We dont need to talk. Leo stops by occasionally to fix things. Phoebe can show him around. (Phoebe shows up.) Ahem! Lets go talk to Jenny.
DAN: It was nice meeting you.
Leo: Yeah, you too.
(Dan and Piper leave.)
Phoebe: Shes just a little upset.
Leo: Yeah... I dont blame her.
[Scene: Bucklands. Prue walks past Darryl.]
Darryl: Right... and this is where you say "Darryl", I say "Prue"and then you say something like "what are you doing here?"
Prue: What are you talking about?
Darryl: Andy didnt have time to teach me all the steps to this dance but Im a quick study.
Prue: I have to go.
Darryl: To P3? As usual, I barely know whats going on. And I dont like it.
Prue: Look, I will explain everything to you later.
Darryl: But you never do. I know its all about keeping me safe and I respect that. What do you know about Jeff Carlton?
Prue: I cant.
Darryl: This is about my job. Andy is gone but Im not Andy. Im not saying that you have to tell me about everything. But whenever you and your sisters get involved, the whole playing field gets little crazy
Prue: Yeah. And a lot more dangerous.
Darryl: Im a cop. Stop protecting me, Prue.
Prue: You have absolutely no idea.
Darryl: Im an imaginative guy. I have plenty of ideas. I even had you three working for the CIA for while. what matters is you and I work out some kind of relationship. Were gonna need to communicate or Im gonna become a very unsociable.
Darryl: The missing girls... and Jeff Carlton.
Prue: Were working on it.
Darryl: I figured.
Prue: Look, Darryl, just trust us, okay? Were got this one for right now.
Prue: I have to go.
Darryl: Be careful
[Scene: Dan's place. Jenny's room. Jenny's picking out her clothes.]
Piper: Jenny, the state can shut me down.
Jenny: How are they gonna find out? Are you gonna tell em? cause Im not gonna tell em. Do you like the read or denim?
DAN: Jenny ...
Jenny: Yeah! Sure. Lets hear from uncle Dan. Who never in his life faked an I.D. or snuck into a bar. Who never did anything wrong. Ever.
DAN: Were talking about you.
Jenny: No, were talking about Piper and she said I could go see the show.
Piper: I never said that... Jenny, Im sorry, but I cant let you in the club.
DAN: Your man and dad, they put me in charge.
Jenny: Right.. everybodys in charge... but not me. Not ever. Why is that?
(Jenny starts to cry and leaves.)
DAN: Im sorry. Shes just feeling, you know, a little...
Piper: Betrayed... its okay. I know the feeling.
Phoebe: You didnt leave any passes for that investor guy, did you?
Prue: No way. The bouncer has his order. Chris Barker is not allowed. The last we need is for Piper to find out shes gonna lose her club.
Phoebe: If the bank accepts his offer...
Prue: One hellish complication at a time. Okay, do you have the poison pill?
Phoebe: Armed and dangerous.
Prue: Good! cause here comes demon boy.
Piper: Mr. Carlton
JEFF: Nice crowd. Is the band here?
Piper: Yep. They came in the back way. Theyre right over there. Everythings ready.
JEFF: Better be. I dont want any problems.
(He walks away.)
Piper: Thats too bad.
Leo: Talking to yourself again?
Piper: What are you doing here?
Leo: Im watching over things. Its what I do, remember?
Piper: I remember when it didnt use to be a job.
Leo: Look! This isnt easy for me either, Piper, you know.
Piper; Leo, I really cant talk about this right now... Excuse me.
(She walks away from him.)
[Cut to Prue and Phoebe.]
Prue: Okay, Pheebs. Go get him.
Phoebe: Keep an eye on me.
Prue: Youre kind of hard to miss in that outfit.
(They smile and she goes to talk to Jeff.)
Phoebe: Excuse me? Arent you Jeff Carlton?
Phoebe: Yeah! I recognized you from that MTV top 10 video things last month.
JEFF: Somebody actually saw that?
Phoebe: It was really good.
JEFF: Taped that almost 2 months ago.
Phoebe: I didnt even know there was such a thing as a music manager. Let alone what they did until you came on the scene. I mean, who knew? Im now taking a class in music management at the learning Annex. Youre my inspiration.
Phoebe: Cross my heart. Hey, do you have any pointers? I would do...just about anything to get the inside the scoop.
JEFF: Anything, huh? Wanna meet the band?
JEFF: This way.
(Prue and Piper are watching over her.)
Prue: Where is he taking her?
Piper: In the back.
Prue: All right, lets go.
[Cut to a room in the back. Jeff locks the door.]
Phoebe: Whats the rush?
JEFF: No time to waste.
(He pushes her into a room.)
[Cut to Prue and Piper. Piper tries to open the door.]
(Prue uses her power to open the door. Then they see Jeff Carlton and Piper freezes him.)
[Cut inside the room. Masselin appears but he sees the poison and disappears again. Prue and Piper come in.]
Piper: Are you all right?
Prue: Did you get him?
Phoebe: I think we need a bigger balloon
Prue: Ok. Were gonna have to regroup. Come on, lets go.
Phoebe: Hes huge, and ugly and I really think we need a bigger balloon.
Piper: Maybe we just came in too soon.
Phoebe: Maybe he saw the poison.
Piper: Well, in any case, the spooks spooked.
Phoebe: And took the trapped souls with him. The ones that we have to save.
Prue: Look, we dont know for sure if the demon is gone, is he is still here, then hes gonna feed again and Carltons the one to feed him. Do you still have the poison pill?
Phoebe: Yes, but I dont think its gonna be enough.
Prue: Phoebe, stop. All right, uh, we need to cover the exits, look for Carlton, if we see him grab anybody, Piper, you freeze the room and well get into positions.
Piper: I wish we could just stuff his head in a toilet and make him cough up the demon.
Phoebe: Oh, honey, still upset with Leo?
Piper: Im talking about Carlton.
Phoebe: I cant keep up.
[Cut back to the room.]
MASSELIN: You brought witches to destroy me.
JEFF: What are you talking about? No, I didnt. I swear.
MASSELIN: To whom do you swear?
JEFF: To you. Just you. I didnt know about witches.
MASSELIN: Your most recent selection, she holds the key to my destruction. Take it from her.
JEFF: But why? They know about you, they know about me.
MASSELIN: Take it from her and bring the witches for me.
JEFF: All right, all right. But how am I gonna get em back here? I mean, theyre gonna be a little suspicious.
MASSELIN: Tempt them with an innocent soul.
[Cut outside P3. Jenny's sneaking into P3.]
Jenny: Excuse me, Im sorry... Pardon me... Excuse me.
[Cut inside P3.]
Bouncer: (to Barker) Im sorry but if you dont have a ticket and your name isnt in the guest list, I cant let you in.
Barker: Try looking under "G" for "Grant"
(He gives him a $50 note. Jenny finally sneaks into P3.)
Bouncer: Oh, here you are, Mr. Grant.
BARKER: Thank you so much.
(The bouncer let's him in. Dishwalla starts playing. Leo appears behind Piper.]
Piper: I wish youd quit doing that.
Leo: Whats happening?
Piper: Were on it, Leo. Were just waiting for Carlton to do his thing.
Leo: Look, you think I like this?
Leo: Do you think I like to not being with you?
Piper: Ok, can we cut the crap? I know what you have to do. I always have. The question is: What do you want? What do you wanna do? With me? With us? Do you ever think about that?
Leo: All the time.
Piper: You ever want to discuss it with me?
Leo: Yes. Its just the timing always seems.
(Piper sees Darryl)
Piper: Seems to suck. Okay, hold that thought. Dont let go. Just hold it. (She goes where Prue is.) Morris is here?
Prue: What? (Prue sees Mr. Barker.) Whoa! Oh, boy!
Piper: What are you looking at? Hes over there.
Prue: Huh, yeah, okay.
(Prue grabs Piper and run.)
[Cut to Jeff. He sees Phoebe.]
Jeff: (to security) See that honey by the stage in the silver thing. Shes got something in her purse.
SECURITY: Something illegal?
JEFF: Extremely. Get it out of here
Security: You got it.
(The security goes where Phoebe is and grabs her purse)
Phoebe: Hey, what are you doing?
SECURITY: Weapons check.
Phoebe: There's nothing in this.
(He finds the balloon. The both grab it and the balloon pops.)
SECURITY: Oh! What the hell is that?
(The poison is all over Phoebes wrap or something that shes wearing.)
Phoebe: That is a $75 dry-cleaning bill.
[Cut to Jenny. Jeff walks up to her.]
Jeff: Hey there, Jenny. Hello, I remember you. Youre friend of Piper Halliwells, right?
Jenny: And Phoebe and Prue. Were like sisters.
Jeff: Listen. Would you like to meet the band?
Jenny: Are you serious? Man, Id do anything to meet them.
Jeff: Follow me.
(Phoebe sees Jeff with Jenny.)
[Cut to Prue and Piper. Barker comes up to them.]
Barker: Hello, Prue.
Prue: Hi, Mr. Barker.
Piper: Wheres Phoebe?
Barker: Let me guess. Piper Halliwell, right?
Piper: Yeah! Who are you? Whos he?
Barker: The names Chris Barker and Im gonna taking over everything from here on out.
Piper: Wait! What?
(Morris shows up)
Darryl: Piper, weve gotta talk.
Piper: Not now.
Barker: Id be willing to discuss you staying on. However, in a dimished capacity, of course.
(Phoebe comes up to them.)
Phoebe: Jennys here with Carlton.
Piper: Jennys here?
Phoebe: And I lost the potion.
Darryl: Piper, its important.
Barker: Yeah, wait in line, pal.
(Morris shows Barker his badge.)
Darryl: Hey, why dont you step to the back.
Piper: Okay, everybody hold it.
(She freezes everybody.)
Phoebe: Look. (They look at Jenny and Jeff.)
Prue: Oh my God.
Piper: Oh my God.
Phoebe: Oh my ... God.
(They run to follow Jeff and Jenny and the place unfreezes.)
Phoebe: Freeze them again.
Piper: Theyre through the door.
[Cut to the room. Jeff pushes Jenny into the room.]
(Masselin appears and she screams.)
[Scene: The run to the room.]
Piper: Move it! Move it!
Prue: Wait. Hold it. Stop.
Piper: Jennys in there.
Prue: Yeah, but we cant kill Masselin without the potion.
Piper: Well, we cant just stand here. Shes gonna die.
(Jeff opens the door and Prue uses her power against him and makes him fly.)
Prue: (to Jeff) Help us.
Jeff: Hell kill me. Hell burn the flesh off my bones for eternity.
Piper: Listen up, skid mark. You tell us how to save Jenny and get Elvis out of the building, or spending an eternity in hell is gonna be the least of your worries.
Jeff: Theres nothing you can do.
Piper: We can break the pact and free you from Masselin.
Jeff: Believe me, if I could help you, I would. But if you go in there, hes gonna swallow you whole and youll still be alive.
Piper: Thats not a bad idea.
Piper: Wheres the demon?
Jeff: Through that door.
Piper: I got a plan. We get eaten.
Phoebe: Im sorry, we get what?
Piper: And once were inside, Prue, you use your power to blow him up.
Prue: From the inside?
Piper: Mmm hmm.
Phoebe: Whos to say that we wont lose our powers once we get in there. Maybe thats exactly what he wants.
Prue: Yeah, well, we dont really have a choice, Phoebe. The poison pill is gone.
Phoebe: Is it? (She shows her wrap with the poison.) Back up.
Piper: Phoebe, what are you...
(She kicks the door open. Masselin appears.)
MASSELIN: Its time to join your friends, witches.
(Prue, with her powers, make the wrap with the poison flies against Masselin. Mr. Barker comes in.)
BARKER: What is going on back here?
(Masselin blows up and green stuff splats all over Barker. We see all victims on the floor.)
Piper: Jenny! We gotta get her home.
(Morris comes in.)
Darryl: Prue, whats going on here? Someone wanna clue me in?
Prue: Youre arresting a kidnapper.
Phoebe: And rescuing his victims. Good job.
Prue: Trust me. Thats all what you wanna know.
Darryl: I guess thats all I need to know.
(He arrests Carlton.)
Prue: Mr. Barker... heres what you need to know. This place is ours. The ups, the downs, the good and especially the bad. It's all ours. Now if you ever bother us again, you wont have to ask if Im threatening you. Are we clear?
[Cut to outside. Dishwalla is playing.]
Prue: (to Piper) Paying bills?
Piper: Every last one. For this month, at least.
Phoebe: Thanks to Leo. (Piper gives Phoebe her "evil look".) Well, technically if it wasnt for him, you wouldve never landed Dishwalla.
Piper: I suppose. And technically if we hadnt vanquished a demon, you client, Chris Barker, wouldnt have abandoned his hostile takeover. The bank called... and told me Mr. Barker didnt have the stomach for gruesome stage theatrics. Hes withdrawing his offer.
Prue: Im sorry.
Phoebe: He was just supposed to help. We didnt expect a double cross.
Piper: Its okay. I mean, I understand why you didnt want to hurt my feelings but you could have told me the truth.
Prue: (with a puppy face and cute voice) I said I was sorry.
Phoebe: Were sorry.
Piper: Its just dawning on me that personal relationships and business dont mix well at all. (Doorbell rings.) I got it.
Prue: (to Phoebe) Why are you trying to blame it all on me?
(Piper answers the door.)
Leo: Uh, thanks. For everything.
Piper: Just doing my job. Do you wanna come in, sit down?
Leo: Id love to...
Piper: But you cant. We got Jenny home safe. Dan doesnt know she was at the club. But are you sure she wont remember anything?
Leo: I took care of it with a little Hocus-Pocus.
Piper: So you erase memories now?
Leo: No, I make pain go away. When I can... sometimes, I cant, no matter how hard I try.
Piper: And Masselins others victims?
Leo: Theyll be fine. No memories of Masselin or Carlton.
Leo: Piper, did you mean what you said?
Leo: Couple of months ago, when I almost died and you saved my life. I left and you said... that you loved me.
Piper: I thought you were gone.
Leo: Well, sometimes I linger... Did you mean it?
Piper: Yeah, I meant it.... You... you linger?
Leo: What about now?
Piper: I still mean it.
Piper: But we cant keep doing this. I cant keep doing this. I feel like all I do is wait around for you to show up and then when you do, its just not... quite right.
Leo: Well, Im just... Im doing what I thought you wanted me to do, Piper. Youre the one who didnt want me to clip my wings.
Piper: And you shouldnt. Not for me. But that doesnt make it any easier for us.
Leo: What are we gonna do?
Piper: I dont know, Leo.
(He hears that White-Lighter thing)
Piper: Go. Its ok. I understand.
(He kisses her.)
Leo: Ill see you.
(He orbs out.)
[Cut to outside manor. Piper sees Dan. He smiles her and she smiles him back.]
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