Little Box Of Horrors
Written by: Cameron
Transcribed by: Janelle Hackbarth
Season 7, Episode 18
Episode Number: 152
Alley. A woman runs in with a small box. She looks behind her, but is kicked
to the ground. The box falls. She gets up and groans. A female demon jumps
Female Demon: It�s Nina, right?
never get it. I won�t let you.
Female Demon: I didn�t ask for your permission. (Nina stands up. Female demon chuckles.) It�s only a matter of time before I get the box.
Nina: Over my dead body.
Now that�s the
thing with you Guardians. You�re always dying for that damn box.
(Nina blasts the
demon, but she hovers and lands. She takes out a dagger.)
Female Demon: Oh, come on, you can do better than that.
throws the dagger at Nina, and she catches it. Female Demon smirks. They fight
and grab each other. One of them is stabbed. The box disappears.)
[Scene: Manor. Living
room. Paige sits on the couch. She squints and covers her ears. A whine is
heard. She opens her eyes.]
Voice: Coming! (She
walks in with a cup.) Coming. I used castor root this time. It should dull all
whine fades out.)
don�t care. Just give it to me. (Phoebe sits down. Paige takes the cup and a
drink. Phoebe watches.) Thank you. (Phoebe smiles.) Do you mind?
I mind what?
whine starts up again.)
so psychotically perky� (The whining stops.) While I�m so miserable?
know, maybe it�s psychosomatic. I mean, the inner ear has to do with
balance, so maybe you�re feeling imbalance because the whole magic school
(The whining stops.)
leans forward. Paige slaps her.)
(She chuckles.) What was that for?
that seem psychomatic to you?
orbs in, dressed in a bathrobe.)
big boy. I thought it was bath time.
Voice: Uh, it is.
(Leo walks in. He kneels down next to Wyatt. Paige puts the cup down.) Uh,
hey, buddy. That was, uh, pretty funny, but I don�t think mommy�s going to
I think the terrible twos have begun.
well, magical boys will be magical boys.
well, try explaining that to his magical mama. (To Wyatt) Listen, I think you
better orb back upstairs before mommy turns you into a toad.
orbs out. The whining starts with pounding. Paige groans.)
has a ringing in her ears.
It�s more like a jackhammer.
Is it kind of like a dentist�s drill that kind of goes in and out?
(The whining stops.)
you know what it is?
it could be your Whitelighter powers coming on. (The whining starts. Leo
kneels down.) You know, you could be hearing the call from the Elders. (The
whining stops.) Before I learned to control my powers, it used to drive me
Well, you�re half-Whitelighter. (The sound stops.) You can�t deny that.
I can. I want
nothing to do with the Elders, okay?
right, well, if it is what I think it is, you�re not going to have a choice.
The only way to find out is to actually talk to an Elder.
(Paige rolls her
you can�t bring one over here. Piper will freak out.
right, well, then maybe you should meet at Magic School. Look, do you want it
to stop or don�t you? Come
on. I�ll go with you.
(Leo holds out his
hand. Paige sighs, grabs it, and orbs out with him. Nina appears, gasping for
you have to help me find it before it�s too late.
Manor. Attic. Wyatt plays with his toys. Piper looks through the Book with
I guess since Excalibur is real, I don�t know why it�d be a surprise that
Pandora�s Box isn�t as well.
(Phoebe walks in and
hands Nina a cup.)
did you know to come to us?
the Charmed Ones. (She dabs at the bruise with a tissue.) Everyone in the
magical community knows about you.
That�s becoming a problem. (The Book orbs to Wyatt.) Hey! Um, mister?
Excuse me. (She kneels down.) Listen, what did I tell you about the
orbing? Okay? Only when I say so. Thank you very much.
takes the Book and puts it on the stand.)
you can�t deny who he is, through the good, the bad, and the annoying.
I see you�ve been talking to Leo, haven�t you?
just because you guys have completely different parenting styles doesn�t
mean you can take it out on me. I�m just the sister.
whose side are you on, exactly?
to the box?
Okay. Let me guess. A demon took it.
But we better find the next Guardian before one does.
you, we�re chosen beings, part of a magical lineage, one in which every
generation a girl is born, meant to guard Pandora�s Box.
hence the name �Guardian�. Got it.
each girl is trained by the previous Guardian, instructed carefully about the
dangers and powers of the box, except the next one hasn�t been.
Katya the demon attacked me, the box, perhaps sensing the danger, disappeared
on its own, moving on to its next Guardian.
you don�t know who that is.
I guess I wasn�t expected to survive.
what does Katya want with the box?
wants to open it and release the world�s ills: Sorrow, famine, plagues, all
the evil inside.
what�s to keep the new Guardian from accidentally doing the same, especially
if she doesn�t know what�s in the box?
UC Berkeley. College dorm. Two girls walk through the hallway.]
Blonde Girl: Seriously,
Darcy, it�s all good. Stop stressing about him.
know, but how can I not? We�re supposed to have this big talk. I mean, what
does that mean, anyway? I was stupid to fall for him.
Blonde Girl: Oh,
come on, don�t say that. I mean it. He�s so not worth it. We got too much
in life to be happy about than to let Adam Bice get you down.
Blonde Girl: Mm-hmm.
Blonde Girl: Oh,
not always. You should check my French Lit grades.
that reminds me. (She looks at her cell phone.) Oh, I�m totally missing my
chem lecture. I gotta go.
Girl waves to her.)
Blonde Girl: Okay.
(Darcy starts to
leave, but her phone rings. She turns back.)
Oh, this is him. What do I do?
Blonde Girl: Just
be strong. Don�t let him get to you, no matter what he says. Call me later.
nods and starts to leave.)
(Blonde Girl goes
into her room. She closes the door and puts her books down. Pandora�s box
sits on her bed and whispers come from it. She picks it up and opens the lid a
crack. A screeching starts and black dust escapes. Blonde Girl quickly shuts
it and starts coughing, dropping the box on the bed.)
Blonde Girl: What
black cloud goes through the air vent.)
Magic School. Paige hears the whine and covers her ears. She sighs. The whine
fades out. Leo and Female Elder are there.]
This is the global
alert, Paige, one that only a Whitelighter can hear. You should be looking at
this as if it was a gift rather than a problem.
problem, for me, is when Leo rearranges my books here. I would classify this
as a root canal?
(The whining starts.)
Nevertheless, this is
who you are, who you have become.
(The whining stops.)
I don�t want to become it, so fix it already!
I don�t think she wants to hear the call, ever.
impossible. She doesn�t have a choice. (The whining starts.) It would be as
if you wished to no longer breathe.
If this ringing doesn�t stop, maybe I don�t want to. (The whining stops.)
Look, I just left magic school, okay? The last thing I want to deal with is
I know, Paige, that
in the past we have had our differences, but becoming a Whitelighter is as
natural a part of your unfolding destiny as becoming a charmed one.
if you explained to her why you called the alert.
We sensed a great
threat, one which we have not yet been able to isolate. That is why we need
every Whitelighter to be vigilant.
not this Whitelighter. Okay, just make it stop already.
(The whining stops.)
know, maybe if Paige�helped a Whitelighter-to-be instead?
(The whining starts
What would that do?
Helping others helps
yourself�to find some clarity.
(Paige winces. The
if clarity�makes this noise stop, whatever. I�ll try it.
Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe, and Nina stand around the table as Piper scries.]
on, come on. What�s taking so long?
or I�ll give you a time-out.
Maybe this�ll help.
gives her a necklace. Piper continues to scry. An alphabet block orbs in,
knocking the crystal down.)
Time-out means no magic!
now, parent later.
you know, it would help if I wasn�t the only one around here who had to
(Phoebe picks up the
crystal and necklace.)
me do this.
we have to hurry. If the box has been opened or if a demon�s found it�
won�t let that happen. I promise. Look, we do this all the time.
(She starts to scry.)
we need a stronger connection.
don�t know what else to try.
scrying crystal hits the map.)
Berkeley. It�s on the campus. (Nina starts to leave.) Whoa! Where are you
done your jobs. Now I have to go do mine.
you saw where that got you last time. Why don�t you let us go with you?
can�t let you risk
we can�t let you risk it, either, not as long as there�s a demon after
right, but I�ll transport us there. It�ll be faster.
about the Elders?
I mean, it�s Pandora�s Box. We should probably tell them something.
right, you tell them. Mommy needs a time-out.
(Nina takes her and
UC Berkeley. College dorm. Arguing is heard. Piper and Nina walk in.]
going on around here? Something�s not right.
must�ve opened the box. It�s the first wave of sorrow. (Crying is heard.)
We have to hurry�before you become affected, too.
(She walks to the
door and holds her hand above a door.)
Blonde Girl: (through
the door) No, Darcy, we talked about this!
inside the room. She�s on the phone.]
Blonde Girl: (to
phone) He�s not worth it! (Someone knocks at the door.) Uh, just a minute!
(To phone) Don�t do anything stupid, okay? Promise? I�ll be right there.
(The knocking continues.) (To phone) Okay. Okay! (She hangs up and opens the
door to find Nina and Piper.) Can I help you?
My name is Piper, and this is-this is Nina, and we wanted to talk to you about
something you�received, I guess, would be a good word for it.
Blonde Girl: Uh,
look, whatever you�re selling, I�m not interested. My friend�s in
trouble and if I don�t�
have come into possession of something more powerful than anything you have
okay, see, I was going to go with the less intimidating tactic, but�
Blonde Girl: What
are you talking about?
box. Where is it?
Blonde Girl: Uh�
(Nina walks over and
picks up the box. Piper comes in and closes the door.)
did it come to you?
Blonde Girl: I
don�t know. It was just there. What is going on? What is the�
haven�t by any chance been taking some Greek mythology classes, have ya?
box, a gift the Gods gave to Prometheus, one that contained all of the evils
of the world, until Pandora unleashed it on an unsuspecting people. (In
Kayta�s voice) I hope to do the same.
crap. (Nina shapeshifts into Kayata. Blonde Girl steps back.) Oh yeah, this is
not good. This is not good at all.
Manor. Attic. The Female Elder is there with Phoebe.]
This explains the
What are you talking about?
The one that Paige
heard and every other Whitelighter. Pandora�s Box exists solely to tempt.
It�s part of the grand design. If mankind chooses to open it again, so be
it, but Guardians are supposed to protect it from being opened by demons.
So, then we should be fine. Piper and Nina�
should�ve let it out of her sight.
apparently, she didn�t have a choice. Uh, the box moved on to its next
Guardian by itself.
Oh, that�s not
possible. It can�t move on unless the prior Guardian was already dead.
you need to orb me to Piper immediately.
UC Berkley. Dorm room. Phoebe orbs in. The room is a mess.]
Where are you?! (Piper peers around an overturned desk. Phoebe sighs.) Oh,
thank god you�re okay. (Blonde Girl peers out.) Who is she?
Hope, the real Guardian of the box. Too bad she doesn�t have anything left
UC Berkeley. Hope�s room.]
are you people?
Hope, can you just try to calm down a little bit? We�re the good guys, I
good guys. (She laughs.) Oh, then what was she?
demon pretending to be�
guardian, just like you.
uh, Nina�s dead, by the way.
I figured. Not now.
(to Piper) You! You blew up my dorm�with your hands!
and I am very sorry about that.
Ha. Now you�re both calm, like this kind of stuff happens every day!
it kind of does.
see, uh�we�re witches.
We can explain all of this in great detail much later, but right now, we need
to get you goin�.
fast. I�m feeling a little�
Yeah, I know. Nina, or Katya I�m assuming, said that it was the first wave
of sorrow from the box.
so like a little appetizer? And she�s obviously immune to it, cause she
seems more freaked than bummed.
can you blame her?
are you two talking about?
just need to know one thing that�s�kind of important. Did you open the
for a second. Some sort of dust came out, and then I shut it.
from the sounds of the dorm out there, I�d say it was long enough. Shall we
I am not going anywhere with you people. You burst in here talking about
Pandora�s Box and guardians and witches and god knows what else. (She begins
to leave.) Now you expect me to leave with you.
look; I know exactly how you feel. When we first found out we were witches, it
was really scary because, well, we didn�t have anyone to guide us, but we
can help you. You just have to come with us.
[Scene: Building. A
father stands with his daughter in front of an elevator. The bell dings and
the doors open. Paige, a man, and woman stand in there. Daughter goes into the
you sure you don�t want me to go down there with you?
remember; go straight to mommy, okay? She�s waiting for you in the lobby.
(The whine starts.
The doors start to close. A businessman runs over.)
hold the doors! (The whining stops. The businessman sticks his briefcase into
the elevator doors and they open. He steps in.) Thanks a lot.
pushes a button. The whining starts.)
saw you on my way up, like an hour ago.
I�ve been looking for someone.
(The elevator starts
going down. The lights flicker and the elevator jerks.)
elevator lights go out and it stops.)
you�ve gotta be kidding me.
lights go on. The woman turns to the man.)
You�re going to blame me for this, too?
dare you even imply that�s part of my agenda?
not having anything to do with your agenda.
just standing here! I had nothing to do with it.
okay. Oh, my god, the ringing stopped. That means� (They stare back at her.)
It�s one of you. It�you� (She nods.) It stopped.
An energy ball is thrown at Pandora�s box. Nothing happens. Katya and a
demon are there.]
my powers couldn�t open the box, what would make you think you could?
at least I didn�t let the Guardian go.
must be a way.
at least now that we�ve got it, she can�t put the sorrow she let out back
but she didn�t let out enough. Within lies the power to destroy cities,
crumble empires, devastate all that is good in the world.
this just to impress Zankou? Hey, just asking.
for too long I�ve had to watch lesser demons rewarded, been denied my proper
place in the forefront. No. Zankou will no longer be able to deny me after
don�t you just shape shift into a Guardian?
Taking the physical form of a Guardian doesn�t make me one. No. It will
what are you going to do?
make her open it for me.
(The demon and Katya
Manor. Living room. Piper and Leo enter. Phoebe sits with Hope.]
was nothing in the book on Katya, and scrying for the box did not work.
maybe we should try magic school.
Magic school? What is that?
a place where you can learn more about your gifts.
you a witch, too?
he�s a-he�s-he�s a long story.
that worked out well.
is all so complicated.
I know this is really hard to understand, but this is what you�re meant to
No. I�m meant to finish school, party, have fun. I don�t even know if I
believe in magic. (Wyatt orbs in with his teddy bear. Hope gasps.) Oh! Where
did he come from?
(She chuckles and pulls Wyatt toward her.) Uh, sorry. He�s not supposed to
do that without permission. Don�t scare the pretty girl, okay?
pal, listen, why don�t you take Wubby upstairs for a little nap, �kay?
(Wyatt orbs out. Hope
I�m getting out of here.
(Phoebe stands up.)
wait. Look, there�s nothing that I can say that�s going to make this any
you just make up a spell or something?
I wish I could, but then I realize all of this, you know, the good and the
bad, makes me who I am, you know?
cell phone rings.)
my friend Darcy. I have to help her.
know, you could help a lot of people by finding that box.
don�t understand. She�s like my sister. I have to go.
heads for the door.)
(She turns around and sends a blast to Phoebe, sending her across the room.)
(Leo goes over to
you all right?
runs out of the house.)
aren�t you tired of asking me that?
does get a little repetitive. We�ve got to go get her.
okay. You can�t force her to stay. Besides, she could obviously protect
what are we going to do?
you�ve got to get the box back before Katya opens it.
[Scene: Elevator. The
woman is arguing with someone on the other end of the elevator box.]
are we supposed to stay calm? We�re stuck!
Ma�am, all I can say is we�re doing everything we can.
it�s not good enough.
(Paige is on her cell
I said I�m trapped. There�s people all around.
to Manor. Conservatory. Leo�s on the phone.]
did you say? I can�t hear you.
said, I�m trapped in an elevator. I can�t just up and go. Besides, I
don�t want this ringing in my ears to come back.
it stopped? When?
when we got stuck.
right, then never mind. You need to stay there.
wait, what about, uh�
Your sisters can handle it. To help, and that�s what you need to do.
Who am I supposed to help?
phone gets disconnected. Leo hangs up.)
phone) Leo! Leo? (She hangs up.) Ohh!
Damn these phones.
mine�s dead, too. (He sighs.) Looks like we�re going to be here for a
(Linda tries the
voice box again.)
you still there? Hello?! Answer me!
why don�t you just let them do their job?
�honey� me. If it weren�t for you, we wouldn�t even be here.
so now this is my fault?
rolls his eyes.)
know, you were the one who wanted to go into counseling, not me.
think the natives are getting restless, huh?
huddles by Paige.)
Yeah. Looks like.
what�s your name?
Paige. (Mutters) Please don�t let this be the person I have to help.
daughter) It�s kind of nuts we�re being stuck here like this, right?
want my mommy.
sweetheart, I know you do, but you know what? We�re going to be just fine, I
do you know?
because I know things like that. (Daughter coughs.) Honey, y-you okay?
But I bet you have an inhaler in that pretty little purse of yours, right?
mommy has it.
course she does. (Businessman climbs up to check the roof.) What are you
trying to get us the hell out of here.
(He starts hitting
at least it�s an idea.
she�s right, you know. You could get hurt.
least he�s doing something, Roger.
is that supposed to mean?
acting like a little girl, Roger.
huddles closer to Paige.)
am not acting like a little girl.
stuck in this elevator, and what are we supposed to do? Do you need your
luck. You�ll have better luck with her, you know?
UC Berkeley. Hope�s room. Hope enters.]
Darcy? I�m here.
(Kayta, from behind
the door, closes it.)
(She holds Darcy�s cell phone.) Wonderful devices these things. It makes
luring someone into a trap so�twenty-first century.
(She plays with Hope�s hair.) You�ll see.
[Scene: Magic School. Piper looks through books. Phoebe walks in with scrolls.]
think there�d be something about Pandora�s box in a place called Magic
(Phoebe opens a
maybe we should get him to help us.
doing what? What could be more important than this?
nothing. Personally, I need him to wrangle Wyatt for a day so he can see what
I�m talking about.
you know what Wyatt is going through is completely normal.
temper tantrums are normal. Uncontrollable crying is normal. Orbing all over
town is not normal.
not orbing all over town.
yet. Look, it�s not that I have a problem with him being magical, because if
I did I would�ve bound his powers at birth. It�s just that he needs to
learn that he can�t use his powers whenever he wants to, and Leo needs to
understand that, too.
think he does. I just think he deals with it differently.
we�ll see how Mr. Mom deals with it after he�s been chasing around the kid
now that Leo can�t orb.
guys will figure it out.
know, you have been much more optimistic lately.
I guess I have hope. I mean, we lost Hope the person, but I have, you know�
got it. I found something.
the demon. Nothing new. Says she�s a shape-shifter.
we found out about that the hard way. Won�t happen again.
used to work for Demonic Dark Lords, then she went rogue. How very
enterprising of her.
probably just wants to make a name for herself.
is it that every demon who is trying to make a name for themself has to go and
try to end the world?
don�t we ponder that fact while we scry for her?
(She starts scrying.)
even if we find her, we have no way of getting there. We�re short an orber.
we�ll have to come up with something. I mean, this place is called magic
school for a reason, right?
Underworld. Hope and Kayta are there. Kayta smiles.]
won�t hurt you, Hope. I promise. I know you�re new to all this, and I know
all this can be very scary.
Darcy? She�s not a part of this.
she? I mean, she�s merely a pawn in all this. A pawn like you are. Whatever
they told you, I know it was a lot to handle. You know, I�ve been told that
I�m part of something. A greater purpose I think they called it. But you
know what? It was all a lie. I mean, who the hell do they think they are,
ruining your life like this, telling you that you�re meant to watch after
don�t even know what it really is.
shouldn�t have to know. You didn�t ask for this. You don�t want it.
I just want my life back.
I can help you get it back. All you have to do is help me. Open the box and
you�ll be free from it�forever.
all this craziness? Well, that�s what you want, isn�t it? To go
home�with your friend? Go ahead. Open the box.
are heard. Hope hesitates.)
can�t. I won�t.
I tried asking you nicely. Now I�ll have to make you do it. Lucius!
demon appears in the doorway with Darcy. She�s crying.)
scared! (They disappear. Darcy screams.) I�m scared!
know what I want.
Businessman tries to find a way out.]
are you doing? Are you out of your mind? What if the elevator starts?
sweetheart. I know what I�m doing.
(He opens a panel.
Roger tries to open the doors. Linda is still arguing.)
Is anybody there? What�s going on? (Daughter struggles to breathe.) What is
taking so long?
(Paige goes to her.)
honey, I need you to breathe. Just breathe.
(Roger hits the
you two get along for two seconds?
happened in three years. Why do you think we�re in marriage counseling?
you have to air out all our problems?
Oh, airing out our problems is your biggest concern? (Businessman gets zapped
and falls unconscious. Roger pulls Linda aside.) Oh, my god!
goes and checks on Businessman.)
(She kneels down.) He�s not breathing.
(Paige checks his
starts coughing and falls to the ground.)
my god. (She rushes over to daughter.) Come on, sweetie.
(She sits her up.)
are we going to do?
Roger) Do you know CPR?
I need you to get down here and help me. You�re going to learn.
(Roger kneels down.)
Linda) I need you to sing to her.
sing. Get her breathing in order. (Daughter gasps for breathe.) Anything. Just
sing. (Linda holds daughter and starts singing �Hush Little Baby�.) I need
you to put two fingers above the xyphoid process.
puts Roger�s hands on Businessman�s chest.)
can do this, honey.
(She starts singing
down five times for every breath.
two, three, four, five�
on. Sing with me.
starts singing with her.)
breathing calms down. Linda smiles.)
compresses on Businessman�s chest. He starts coughing.)
alive. Okay. He�s alive.
elevator jolts. The lights shut off.)
elevator shakes. The lights go on and the elevator door opens. Father is
goes and gives her parents a hug.)
(to Businessman) You okay? (The EMTs peer into the elevator.) He was
electrocuted. We gave him CPR.
gets up. He and Linda hug.)
Underworld. The box whispers to Hope.]
it�or your friend dies. (Hope opens the box. Black dust rises up and gives
an explosion, sending Hope to the floor. The black cloud leaves. Katya smiles,
laughs, and pulls out a dagger.) It�s done.
I wasn�t going to hurt you? Yeah. I lied. (The demon appears in the
doorway.) Since the next Guardian hasn�t been born yet and with you dead,
there won�t be anyone around to put everything back.
throws the dagger. Hope blasts the dagger away and stands up. Piper and Phoebe
too late. (She blows the demon up. Hope gasps. Katya takes the box and
what are you doing here?
forced me to open the box. She took my friend Darcy.
(They go in that
to Darcy. She sits in a cave crying. Katya appears and kneels down. She throws
Darcy in the back. Katya smiles.]
(from other room) Darcy! Where are you!
other room) Darcy? (Katya takes a deep breath.) Darcy!
(from other room) Darcy, where are you?
(She shape shifts
into Darcy. Phoebe and Hope run up with Piper.)
me out of here.
Manor. Attic. The sisters, Hope, and Katya (disguised as Darcy) are there.]
well, I guess your day trumps my day. Thanks for bringing me home to clean up
the mess, though. Is anybody else feeling blue?
the effects of the box being opened.
there�s still a demon on the loose, and the longer he is, the more we�re
all going to be affected.
exactly. Um, this is crazy. We need to leave.
shakes her head.)
okay, Darcy. They can protect us.
that thing was trying to kill us. She wants to kill them. We�re sitting
as much as you are out there. As long as Katya knows that Hope can put all the
evils back in the box, she is a very large target.
means you are, too.
not if she doesn�t go along with it. Look, no one says that you even have to
care about this stupid box anymore.
she does. You see, because it�s her birthright.
you. (Paige rolls her eyes.) Hope, listen to me, okay? We don�t even know
these people. For all we know, they could be the demon.
it? She�s done it before. That�s what she does, right? (To sisters) Right?
Hope, we can only trust each other.
actually, I think she is right.
can�t make her do something she doesn�t want to do. This is her path to
either follow or not. But before you leave, Hope; let Paige show you how to
contact us, god forbid anything. (To Piper and Katya) We�ll see you
takes Katya and leaves.)
downstairs. Leo holds Chris.]
(Piper and Katya come down. Piper smiles.) What�s going on?
not sure. Where�s Wyatt?
uh� (A noise comes from the kitchen. Wyatt giggles. Piper smiles.) Excuse
taking them so long up there?
don�t know. What�s your hurry?
just want to get out of here as soon as possible.
(Hope and Phoebe come
(Hope and Katya start
hope you know what you�re doing.
to front porch. Hope and Katya exit. Katya glares at Hope.]
What�s the matter?
(Katya grabs Hope�s
is getting to be way too easy.
shape shifts back into herself, laughs, and disappears.)
to cave. Darcy is asleep. Katya and Hope appear. She tosses her away. Darcy
opens her eyes.]
not for long.
you heard me say it, and I meant it. I do not want anything to do with that
box. I swear!
you will�in time. You�ll come to believe in yourself, your powers, just
like Pandora did. And then you�ll want to get the box back, put the sorrows
back�but, see, I can�t let that happen.
takes out a dagger. Hope stands up.)
won�t have a choice.
laughs. Darcy stands up.)
You think you can stop me?
(She throws the
dagger orbs and hits the wall.)
but Whitelighters can, and into anything they want, too�or anybody.
(She orbs into
we haven�t met before, but I�ve been otherwise engaged!
throws a potion at Katya. She is vanquished.)
is going on here?!
okay. It�s okay. I�m here to get you home, all right? Pandora�s box! (It
orbs to Paige.) I need you to give this to Hope for me. I�d give it to her
myself, but there�s somebody I have to see. (She waves her hand.) Home!
to Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe, and Hope are there. Darcy orbs in.]
someone tell me what the hell is going on here?
(Phoebe takes the box
didn�t want to make the same mistake twice. Okay, Hope, we need your help.
You�re the only person that can do this.
gives the box to Hope.)
to me. This is your destiny.
like becoming witches was ours.
just�uh, don�t know if I can do this.
forgetting something about Pandora�s box. According to myth, when all the
sorrows are released, there was one thing left at the bottom of the
can do it. (Hope opens the box. The black dust comes and swirls around, then
goes back into the box. It closes.) Told you you could do it.
[Scene: Golden Gate
Bridge. Paige is there. Female Elder orbs in.]
How are the ears?
thank you. It was pretty risky of you, sending me off to help a future
We almost didn�t get Pandora�s box.
But you did get it
Which proves that you
can handle both your Charmed and your Whitelighter responsibilities.
don�t see what that has to do with�
Didn�t it make you
feel so proud, accomplishing what you did in that elevator?
course, I did.
And you did it all by
yourself, without your sisters. Maybe this is what you have been searching
for, Paige, your separate identity. Being a Whitelighter can give you that and
a natural, Paige. Everything you've been and done in your life has been
preparing you to be a Whitelighter. Everything you needed to help those people
has been inside of you all along.
it did feel good to save them.
Then don�t fight
that. Embrace it, not for me, not for the Elders, but for yourself. Think
Just out of curiosity, who was the future Whitelighter I was supposed to save?
chuckles. Female Elder orbs out.)
Manor. Conservatory. Leo holds Chris. He gives Wyatt, who�s on the floor, a
ball. Piper walks in.]
how was your day?
funny. Actually, it was all right. It calmed down a bit once Wyatt tried to
orb a toy to himself and hit himself in the head.
okay. It was just a little bump, but it was enough to teach him that he
shouldn�t do it again.
that your way of telling me that magical boys will be magical boys again?
You know, we both need to teach him when and where to use his powers, though
it�s not going to be easy.
on the other hand, we do need to realize that he is who he is, and even though
I want a normal family. (She sits down.) I don�t want it at the expense of
them finding their own identities.
uh, Chris here is going to be coming into his powers shortly. It could get a
little nuts around here.
opposed to what?
deal with it as it comes, together. And until then� (To Wyatt) Why don�t
you show mommy all those cool tricks you�ve been learning? Go ahead. It�s
(Wyatt uses his power to move his toys.)