Pardon My Past
Written by: Michael Gleason
Transcribed by: Janelle Hackbarth
[Scene: Halliwell Manor. A party is happening. We see Piper serving drinks. Prue shows a couple to the door. Loud music is playing.]
Woman #1: Great party.
Prue: Drive carefully.
Man #1: Good night.
(Piper puts the tray on the table in the hall. Prue comes to her.)
Prue: Great party. Maybe we should do this more often.
(Piper’s attention is directed towards Dan and Leo, who are drinking beer and talking in the living room.)
Piper: Yeah. Maybe next time we can trim the guest list by one.
Prue: Piper. I had to invite Leo. He was at the club when I went to go pick up the supplies. He knew that we were throwing a party.
Piper: Well didn’t you think maybe he’d feel a little awkward being here because of Dan?
Prue: It doesn’t look like he feels too awkward to me. Look, Piper, he’s been mortal for what? A couple of weeks now? I mean, I felt bad for him. He doesn’t know anybody and it’s not like there’s a fallen-white-lighters-support group to join or anything.
Piper: Prue, I’m not upset with you. I’m just…I’m…I’m, upset with the whole situation.
Prue: Well, Leo’s just going to have to accept the fact that you’re with Dan now. You are still with Dan, right?
Piper: Yes. Of course.
(We see Leo and Dan laughing.)
Piper: What do you think they’re talking about?
(Phoebe comes out of her room by the stairs.)
Phoebe: Hey you guys. (Prue and Piper look at her.) Give me a break. It’s after midnight. I have midterms tomorrow.
Piper: Sorry. Pheebes. We didn’t realize we were being so loud.
Prue: Why don’t you take a study break? Clear your head. Come on down.
Phoebe: I can’t. I have too many phobias. (Prue and Piper give her the "what" look) To learn about for my psych exam. I had no idea there were so many. "Claustrophobia. Arachnophobia." (Reading from the cards in her hand) Um. "Kleptophobia, Phallusphobia."
Prue: Just trying to help.
Phoebe: You can help by keeping it down. Did I mention it’s after midnight?
Prue: Party’s breaking up anyway.
Phoebe: Thank you.
(Phoebe kisses her hands, throws them at her sisters, and then goes into her room. Piper and Prue look back at Leo and Dan, who are laughing)
Piper: What the hell are they talking about?
[Cut to Leo and Dan.]
Leo: My favorite ball player? Joe DiMaggio. Hands down.
Dan: DiMaggio. No. I meant when you were growing up.
Leo: DiMaggio was…my grandfather’s favorite. That’s why he’s mine too.
Dan: You know Leo, this is just an observation, but uh, you don’t like to talk about your past that much. Do you?
Leo: It’s just not all that interesting, really.
Dan: Not that interesting? I mean, being in the army sounds pretty interesting. How, I mean, how long have you been out?
Piper: Hi guys. Having fun? Not talking about me too much I hope.
Dan: No. No. Not at all.
Dan: Actually. Leo was about to fill me in on his army experience.
Piper: The army? (Leo smiles) Huh. Whoops. Look at the time. Gotta call it a night. Party’s over.
[Scene: Phoebe’s room. Phoebe has some papers, books, and laptop is scattered on her bed. Phoebe is writing something.]
Piper: (from downstairs) Good night everybody.
(Phoebe takes her Chinese style clips out of her hair.)
[Cut to outside of manor. Prue, Piper, Leo, and Dan are showing the rest of the quests’ out ]
[Cut back to Phoebe’s room. She’s studying until she hears music. It sounds like the party is still going on. (Later it’s the sounds from the party in 1924.) She goes to the stairs and begins walking downstairs.]
Phoebe: OK. I asked you guys once to keep it down.
(She looks and sees no one around. As she walks downstairs, she still hears the party noises. She goes into the dinning room. Something pushes her against the wall. She is forced to have her hands up against the wall. Something pulls her shirt off, then slips her bra strap off. Something then pulls her skirt up. She falls to the ground. A lamp off the table and breaks.)
[Cut to outside. Piper, Prue, Leo, and Dan look towards the sound.]
(They go inside and see Phoebe on the ground.)
Prue: Phoebe? (They go to her. Prue and Piper kneel down by her) Hey. Are you all right?
(Phoebe sits up and pulls her bra strap up and puts her shirt back on)
Phoebe: Uh…yeah. I think so.
Piper: What happened?
Phoebe: I don’t know, but I’d sure like to find out.
[Scene: Living room. Prue and Phoebe are sitting on the couch. Phoebe is laying on Prue. Leo and Dan are standing behind the table behind the couch. Piper brings Phoebe a glass of water. She then sits on the coffee table.]
Dan: You sure you’re all right?
Phoebe: I’m fine really.
Dan: You’re lucky. Falling down like that, you really could have hurt yourself.
Prue: Maybe we should call it a night, huh? Let her get some rest.
Piper: Oh. OK. (She looks at Dan) I’ll walk you out.
Dan: OK. (Piper begins to show Dan out. Leo begins to walk around. Dan stops in the doorway with Piper and looks at Leo) Hey, uh, Leo. (Leo stops) You coming?
Phoebe: Uh no. He has to stay here and…
Prue: Um, take glasses back to P3.
Dan: Now? At this hour?
Piper: I’m a tough boss. Ready?
(They begin to leave.)
Leo: Nice chatting with you.
(Piper and Dan stop.)
Dan: Yeah. You too.
(Piper and Dan go by the door and kiss. Leo sees this. Dan leaves. Piper comes back into the living room.)
Leo: Well, I thought he’d never leave.
Piper: What the hell were you two chatting about all night.
Prue: Piper do you mind? (Piper sits on the coffee table.) Phoebe, so what really happened?
Phoebe: Uh…OK. I heard what I thought were party noises, so I came downstairs to check and to yell at you guys and…I was attacked by something invisible.
Prue: So what? Like a ghost?
Phoebe: Uh, I didn’t sense another being. It was more uh… I don't know, like a, like a daydream, I guess.
Piper: A daydream? Since when do daydreams attack people?
Phoebe: It wasn't really an attack, it was more of... a seduction.
Leo: Interesting daydream.
Prue: So I guess the question is what was it?
(Phoebe looks at Leo.)
Phoebe: Have you ever run across anything like this? I mean, as a white lighter?
Leo: Not really.
Piper: Which means we have no idea if it’s going to strike again or not.
[Scene: Next morning. Phoebe’s school. Prue is walking Phoebe to her class]
Phoebe: This is so embarrassing. I haven’t needed my big sister to walk me to school since the first grade.
Prue: Yeah, well, get used to it. Until we figure out what happened, we’re your bodyguards.
Phoebe: How do you know that you don’t need the bodyguard? How do you know that he won’t come after you next?
Prue: Because from your description. It sounded very, uh, intimate. It makes me think that yours is the only body it’s interested in. Hey, you know, are you sure you’re up for taking this exam?
Phoebe: I can’t let stuff like this keep me from living my life otherwise I’d never leave the house, you know?
Phoebe: Oh! (Phoebe stops by her class in the doorway and looks at Prue.) You’re not going to sit beside me while I take this test.
Prue: I’m not?
Phoebe: No! You are not! You’re going to wait patiently out here until I’m done, please?
Prue: All right, but if anything weird happens, yell.
(Phoebe goes into class. Prue looks behind her and sees a photograph display she goes to it)
[Cut to P3. Piper is sitting at the counter looking through some papers and Leo is behind the counter opening a new box of glasses and putting them away.]
Leo: How’s Phoebe?
Piper: Fine so far. She should be taking her midterms as we speak.
Leo: So no more attacks after I left?
Piper: Prue and I took turns watching her all night. Nothing happened.
Leo: Really? That’s uh…that’s good.
Piper: Wait a minute. I know that tone. What’s up? What do you know?
Leo: Nothing, just…
Piper: Just what? Come on Leo. If this has anything to do with what happened…
Leo: It may not. I don’t know. It’s just…look, I was up all night trying to recall a similar situation another white lighter had with one of his charges. It had something to do with uh…a past life coming back to haunt her present one.
Leo: Look, it’s obviously very rare. It doesn’t happen to most people. But if I remember right, in this particular case, her past life was trying to warn her present one.
Piper: Warn her? About what?
Leo: I don’t know. And that’s what’s so frustrating. Cause I don’t have any way of finding out either.
Piper: You miss being a white-lighter, don’t you?
Leo: Yeah. Times like this I do, when I know I can help. And also when…I think that I’m never going to be with you.
(Leo and Piper look at each other. Dan enters the club.)
Dan: Hope I’m not interrupting anything.
Piper: Dan. Hi. No. Don’t be silly. We were just…
(Dan goes to Piper and kisses her. He looks at Leo. Leo begins to leave.)
Piper: What are you doing here? I thought you, uh, had a job to bid?
(Dan sits on the stool next to Piper)
Dan: Well, I was on my way back to the office. You know, crunch some numbers. (Piper looks at Leo and so does Dan. We see Leo go in the storage room and close the door. Dan and Piper look back at each other.) If I ask you a question, promise me you won’t get mad at me?
Piper: Depends on the question.
Dan: How well do you really know Leo? About where he’s from I mean?
Piper: Why do you ask?
Dan: Believe me. This is not a jealousy thing. I just want to make sure you know who’s working for you. That’s all. Just call me overprotective.
(They giggle a little.)
Piper: That’s very sweet Dan, but um, trust me. You don’t have to worry about Leo at all. He’s an angel.
[Scene: Phoebe’s classroom. Phoebe is taking the exam until something chokes her. She drops her papers and is thrown out of her chair. One girl screams. Prue hears it.]
Prue: Phoebe. (She goes into the class. There is a crowd around Phoebe, who is still choking.) Excuse me. (She kneels down by Phoebe.) Phoebe. Phoebe. (Phoebe stops choking and sits up.) Are you OK?
[Scene: Halliwell Manor. Piper and Prue are sitting on the couch. Leo is sitting in the armchair. Phoebe is standing behind the couch. Piper is looking through the Book of Shadows.]
Piper: What am I looking for?
Leo: Anything to do with past lives. Potions, spells, incantations. If I’m right, there should be something in the Book of Shadows about it.
Prue: You really think this has something to do with Phoebe’s past life?
Leo: Well that’s how our souls involve, how we grow as invidious. From one lifetime to the next.
Phoebe: OK. Then why is my past life trying to kill me?
Leo: I don’t think it is. I…I think it’s trying to warn you. Give you a chance to do something about it. Maybe it’s because you get premonitions.
Prue: Wait. Do something about what?
Leo: About w…w…whatever happened before that’s endangering her now.
Phoebe: Where’s Shirley McLaine when you need her?
(Piper finds a spell)
Piper: Don’t need her. We’ve got this. Leo’s right. There’s a spell that will take you to that past life.
(Phoebe goes and sits between Prue and Piper while Prue says this.)
Prue: Wait. We’re not doing this.
(Piper slides Phoebe the Book of Shadows.)
Phoebe: Looks like you don’t have to. It’s written in first person. I can do it alone.
Prue: Phoebe (She flips through some pages looking for a return spell) There’s absolutely no spell to bring you back.
(She flips back to the spell.)
Leo: Which means she can probably come back whenever she wants to.
Prue: Probably? That’s not good enough. What if she can’t? She could be trapped in her past life where something awful may have happened to her.
Phoebe: But if I don’t go back, the same awful thing could happen to me in this life.
Prue: Fine. Then we’re going with you.
Piper: We can’t. Not according to the way the spell is written. Only Phoebe can.
Phoebe: I’ve just started to turn my life around. I really don’t want my past life to ruin it for me now. (She pauses for a minute and sighs.) Remove the chains of time and space and make my spirit sore. Let these mortal arms embrace the life that haunts before.
(Phoebe falls asleep in Piper’s lap. We see through the eyes of someone riding in an old car in the 1920s. It honks and stops. Someone in a tuxedo opens the door and we see the Halliwell Manor and people leaving. The person is walking up the stairs.)
Woman #2: Thanks for the love potion. Worked wonders.
(The person goes up the stairs where a man is standing.)
Man #2: Welcome back.
(He opens the door. There is a party going on. The 1924 music is playing. Some people smile at the person. Some look hateful. We see that the person is Past Phoebe.)
[Cut to the present]
Piper: You think she’s all right?
Leo: She looks all right so far.
[Cut to 1924]
(Past Phoebe is walking into the living room. We see Past Dan playing the piano. He sees her and she looks mad at him. He looks away. She goes by the stairs by the bar. A woman approaches her.)
Woman #3: Well, I was wondering where you went off to.
(Past Phoebe holds up a bag.)
Past Phoebe: I had to get some herbs. I can’t very well make my potions without them. Would you like me to curse anyone for you?
(Woman #3 looks at a guy who looks at her.)
Woman #3: Maybe later.
(They both give an impish giggle. The woman goes. Past Piper goes to the bar.)
Past Piper: Hurry up with that giggle water Jake. We have thirsty people waiting.
(The bartender nods. Past Phoebe looks at her disguised. She goes to the bar.)
Past Phoebe: What’s a matter dear cousin? You’re not afraid of me are you?
Past Piper: Should I be?
Past Phoebe: (to Jake) My usual and bring it to my booth. (To Past Piper) Would you tell your husband to play something different? (She looks at Past Dan) I’m board with this old song.
(Past Piper goes to Past Dan)
Past Piper: Don’t worry about her, baby. Just keep playing.
Past Dan: Anything for you.
(She looks mad Past Phoebe. Past Phoebe looks mad at her and goes into the parlor. Past Piper grabs a make-up case with no make-up in it off the piano and leaves. We see Past Prue take a picture of an old couple with an old camera and smiles after. Past Phoebe walks to her. Past Prue looks mad at her.)
Past Phoebe: Hello cousin.
Past Prue: We have to talk…soon.
Past Phoebe: We’re done talking.
(She begins to walk away. Past Piper goes to Past Prue.)
Past Prue: Did you find the spell?
(Past Piper holds up the make-up case and opens it without taking her eyes off Past Phoebe. Past Prue takes out a piece of paper. Past Phoebe looks back at them. They look mad at her. She begins leaving again. We see a little girl sitting by a crystal ball and a woman sitting across from her.)
Little girl: " Say these words. Heed the…"
(Past Phoebe walks to her.)
Past Phoebe: Christina Larson. What in the devil are you doing? (to woman) And you get out of here. (the woman leave) I told you to watch my things. That’s all. (She takes a proscenia doll and throws it on the ground, breaking it’s head.)
Christina: My dolly!
(She goes to pick it up and begins to cry.)
Past Phoebe: Spells and charms are not toys Christina. Do you understand me?
(She leaves. Christina hugs her doll and cries. Phoebe goes to a doorway. A man comes up behind her. He grabs her stomach. He pushes her outside and pushes her against the wall, suspending her hands against the wall.)
Man #3: I’ve been looking all over for you.
(They kiss sexually. He slips off a strap from her dress. He then begin to slip up her dress, then stop.)
Past Phoebe: Why must you tease me Anton?
Anton: Come with me. (He goes to the back of the house. We see a guy take a package inside through the back door. When then see Anton and Past Phoebe come. They stop by the back door.) Drink this.
Past Phoebe: What is it?
Anton: A potion to triple your power. In case your cousins’ are ready for us. It’s the only way for us to succeed. You do want that, don’t you? (She hesitates for a minute and then smiles.) That’s my girl. (She drinks the potion.) Go ahead. Test it. (She looks around to make sure no one’s watching. She then shoots a fireball through her fingers and sets a box of wine on fire.)
[Cut to present]
(Phoebe wakes up and sits up with a jolt.)
Piper: OK. OK.
Phoebe: Where am I?
Prue: Your home, honey. Your home. Your OK. What happened?
Phoebe: I was bad…very, very…bad
[Scene: Attic. Phoebe enters looking for the family tree. Piper, Prue, and Leo follow her.)
Phoebe: Family tree. I know I saw one somewhere.
Piper: Uh, I still don’t understand.
Phoebe: We were all related. Cousins. And we lived here at the manor back in the twenties.
(She begins looking for the family tree)
Piper: Together? Here? (She looks at Prue) So much for evaluation.
Prue: Wait. So you saw us in our past lives? I mean, did we look the same?
(Phoebe looks up from the trunk)
Phoebe: Uh, yeah. You did, actually. Kind of.
(She opens the trunk, kneels down, and begins to look through it)
Leo: Well, they probably looked the same to you because your soul recognized their souls. I mean, we all tend to travel in the same circle of family, friends, even enemies throughout our various lives. And that’s why our souls recognize each other. So we can keep finding each other. That’s what soul mates mean.
Phoebe: It was really weird being back like that because it wasn’t like I had any control over my actions. It was more like I was a visitor. Watching. Feeling.
Piper: Feeling bad?
Phoebe: Feeling very, very bad. (Prue and Piper give her a look) OK. I admit it. I liked it. It felt good to be respected and powerful. (She looks at Leo) Hey! Speaking of powers. (She stands up) How come I didn’t get to keep that kick ass power I had back then?
Leo: Well, if you screw up your regrets. Your past self must have abused the power. That’s why it was taken away from you.
Phoebe: That’s too bad because it was hot. (She looks at Prue and Piper) Literally.
Prue: Yeah. Apparently that wasn’t the only thing that was really hot.
Phoebe: Ooh. Yeah. Anton was hot too. Ooh. (She kisses her hands) And he was such a good kisser. (She puts her hands down and looks through the desk behind her) And so good with his hands.
Piper: Hands that very well may have killed you.
Phoebe: Maybe. But, you know, it could have also been Past Dan.
Piper: Dan? As in my Dan?
Piper: You saw him too?
Phoebe: He was your husband. Sorry Leo.
Leo: That’s OK. I’m hoping Piper learns from her past mistakes.
(Piper looks at Leo.)
(Prue looks at Piper and smiles.)
(Piper nudges Prue.)
Phoebe: Prue, this was the camera that you used in your past life.
Prue: Wait. I…(Prue goes over to Phoebe to see the camera while saying this)…I was a photographer?
Phoebe: Yeah, and apparently a really good one because people were lining up to get their portraits taken.
Prue: Really? (Phoebe begins looking through a drawer.) So um, any idea what kind of power I had?
(Phoebe stops for a minute.)
Phoebe: Uh, I don’t know, but whatever it was, it must’ve been pretty powerful because Anton had to triple mine. (She pulls up a rolled up family tree.) I found it. The family tree.
(They all go to a box and Phoebe unrolls the family tree while they all kneel down. Leo puts his hand on the top to make sure it doesn’t roll up on its own.)
Piper: Well there we are at the bottom.
(We see Piper and Phoebe’s names and birth dates.)
Prue: Right. There’s mom and Grams.
(We see Prue’s finger slide by her parents’ and grandparents’ names and birth dates.)
Phoebe: OK. This must be us again. 3 cousins.
(She slides her fingers across the names P. Bowen [Prue], P. Bexter [Piper] and P. Russell [Phoebe])
Prue: Yeah, well, which one’s which?
Phoebe: Wait a minute. What’s the date today?
Piper: Uh, February 17th.
Phoebe: I think that this one is me. (She points to P. Russell) She died February 17th, 1924. The same age I am also.
Prue: Certainly explains why the warnings are happening today.
(Phoebe looks at Leo.)
Phoebe: So, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to die today too, right?
(Leo’s face says " I don’t know".)
Prue: We have to figure out what happened…fast.
Phoebe: Wait. Wh…what was that little girl’s name? Christina…Christina…Christina Larson. Christina Larson. Maybe she can remember what happened.
Prue: Can you say long shot?
Phoebe: Well, it’s the only shot I got, Prue. I will call Darryl and maybe the police can track her down. I just hope she’s forgotten what I did to her doll.
[Scene: Retirement home. Phoebe, Piper, Prue, and Leo are there talking to Christina, who’s in a wheelchair. We see Christina pointing at Phoebe while saying this.]
Christina: My dolly! You broke my dolly!
Phoebe: No. No. That wasn’t me. It was just someone that looked like me. Sort of. It’s…it’s hard to explain.
Leo: But she recognizes your soul. That’s a good sign.
Prue: Just let her know that you’re the good Phoebe, not the bad one.
Phoebe: Uh…(She goes by Christina.) You don’t have to be afraid of me anymore. I’m not going to hurt you. I promise.
Piper: Ms. Larson, we need your help.
(Phoebe kneels down.)
Phoebe: Do you remember when you were a little girl back in 1924? You used to go to a speakeasy that was run by three cousins. Do you remember that?
(Christina nodded happily.)
Christina: Daddy was the bartender. He used to pick me up after school and take me there. (She giggles a little.) I liked the piano. (She sings this next line.) If you were the only girl in the world, and I…
(Phoebe touches her hand.)
Phoebe: The girl that looked like me, do you remember her?
(Christina takes her hand away.)
Christina: She was an evil witch. (She looks at Leo, Prue, and Piper.) I used to hide upstairs by the landing. (She looks at Phoebe.) I saw everything.
Piper: Did you see anything bad happen to the evil witch?
Christina: Oh. It was scary. Fire and screaming. (She turns to Phoebe.) And then…you were murdered.
Phoebe: Do you remember who murdered me?
Prue: Was it a man named Anton?
Christina: It was such a pretty necklace. Just ripped it off of the bad witch and then strangled her.
Leo: Who strangled the evil witch?
Christina: That was my favorite dolly.
Phoebe: I’m so sorry. (They walk outside. Phoebe looks at the elders and then at Piper, Prue, and Leo, who are following her.) Well, bright side, at least I don’t have to worry about ending up in a place like this in my golden years.
Prue: Hey, at least we have time to figure out what happened.
Phoebe: Not much time. By midnight, I’ll be dead again.
Piper: By midnight? How do you know that?
Phoebe: Midnight, a full moon, what’s the difference? It’s always one or the other, right? I know I won’t make it to February 18th unless…
Leo: You go back to the past again and find some answers.
[Scene: Manor. Prue is sitting on the couch. Leo and Piper are standing behind the couch. Leo is pacing. We see Phoebe bring the Book of Shadows as she sits on the couch. She begins to open the book to the future spell.]
Leo: Whatever you do, make sure you get back before your past life gets killed. Otherwise we may not be able to wake you up.
Phoebe: Don’t worry. Dying is one experience I don’t plan on reliving.
Prue: Are you sure that you want to do this?
Phoebe: No…but here it goes. Remove the chains of time and space and make my spirit sore. Let these mortal arms embrace the life that haunts before.
(She falls asleep. Prue lays her head down on the pillow.)
[Back to just after Past Phoebe threw her fire ball. We see the boxes blow up.]
Anton: Feels good to be bad, doesn’t it?
Past Phoebe: Sometimes.
(She turns around.)
Anton: Second thoughts.
Past Phoebe: They’re my cousins, Anton.
Anton: They’re good witches, my love, which is why I gave you this amulet to wear. (He points to the necklace.) It protects you from their witch craft so they can never harm you. (She looks like she’s think about not doing it.) Hey, killing them is the only way for me to get their powers, and once I have them…together…we will be unstoppable. (They kiss passionately.) First thing’s first. Are you ready? (She nods.) Good. Now remember, wait until after I lure your cousin away from her piano man before you make your move.
Past Phoebe: How you gonna do that?
Anton: Easy, by posing as her former lover…(He waves his hand over his dace and changes into past Leo)…and fighting through your power. Shall we?
Past Phoebe: Let’s.
(They go inside. A man is singing "If you were the only girl in the world and I were the only boy". Past Piper is watching Past Dan playing the piano. She spots Anton as Past Leo. He smiles. She looks at Past Dan to make sure he isn’t watching. She goes to Anton.)
Past Piper: What are you doing here?
(He draws her to the corner)
Anton: Just missing you baby.
(He starts grabbing her sexually.)
Past Piper: Stop it. We can’t do this anymore. What is the matter with you? This isn’t like you.
Anton: You’re right. It’s not.
(He waves his hand in front of his face and turns back into Anton. She tries to scream, but Anton covers her mouth. He signals to Past Phoebe. She goes to Past Prue, who is getting a couple ready. She begins to go back to the camera and then sees Past Phoebe. She stops.)
Past Phoebe: Do you wanna talk now? Upstairs?
(Cut to Past Piper. She gets free from Anton’s grip, but falls to the floor. Everyone focuses their attention on her. Past Phoebe throws a fireball at Past Prue. Past Prue blocks it by blowing at it. Icy breathe, literally, comes out of her mouth and destroys it. People get up and start to run. In the process, Past Phoebe and Past Prue get knocked down. Past Piper is being chocked by Anton. Past Dan gets a rake and hits Anton in the back. Past Prue gets up. Anton turns around and hits Past Dan, who is flown to the fire place and knocked out. He turns to Past Piper. She tries to freeze him, but he fights through it and begins to choke her again.)
Anton: Oh, I’m gonna like having that power.
(Christina runs upstairs and hides at the landing. Everyone flees from the house Past Dan, Past Phoebe, who is standing, Past Piper, Past Prue, and Christina Past Prue tries to use her power on Past Phoebe. It goes into her necklace.)
Past Phoebe: How does it feel to be powerless against me?
(Past Prue pulls a trigger on her camera and a little fire comes out, blinding Past Phoebe for a moment. We see Past Prue kick Past Phoebe down. Past Phoebe tries to get up, but Past Prue holds her hands back. Cut to Past Piper, who is almost near death. She kicks him in the balls. He lets her go and she stands up. She pushes a grandfather clock on Anton. Cut to Past Prue and Past Phoebe. Past Piper enters the room. She grabs a rope off a curtain. She goes behind Past Phoebe and begins to strangling her. Past Prue takes her amulet off and throws it. Christina witnesses this.)
Past Piper: We know Anton’s a warlock.
(Past Prue takes a slip of paper off her leg.)
Past Prue: And that he’s fallen in love with you…
Past Piper: And turned you evil.
Past Prue: We can’t have you guys join forces. Not in this life. Not in any life.
Past Piper: God forgive us.
(Past Prue holds the paper where Past Piper and her can see it.)
Past Prue: Evil witch in my sight.
Past Prue/Past Piper: Vanquish thyself. Vanquish thy might. In this and every future life.
[Cut to present. Phoebe walks up with a gasp. She looks at Prue and Piper and backs away. Prue gets up and follows her.]
Prue: Phoebe what?
Phoebe: You! You were the ones that we’re trying to kill me.
[Scene: Manor. Upstairs. Phoebe is going to her room. Piper, Prue, and Leo are following her.]
Piper: Don’t be ridiculous. You know we’d never hurt you.
Phoebe: No? Tell that to past Phoebe. You cursed her.
(Prue goes to grab Phoebe’s arm)
Prue: Phoebe. Come on.
(Phoebe draws her hand back)
Leo: Hey! You know they didn’t try to kill you Phoebe. You know that it was their past selves.
Phoebe: I know, and it was my past self that tried to kill them first.
(Phoebe goes to her room)
Piper: Huh? (Phoebe slams her bedroom door close. Piper, Prue, and Leo follow her. Piper opens the door. Phoebe is sitting on her bed looking out the window.) Phoebe, whatever happened, you can’t blame yourself. It wasn’t really you.
Phoebe: But that’s the thing. It was me, or at least a part of me that I can relate to. (She looks over her shoulder at Prue and Piper.) And I don’t mean hurting you guys. I can’t even imagine that, but being in my past life, that powerful, evil feeling, it was…it was seductive. (She looks back at the window.) And that’s what scares me. I mean, what if that’s who I really am.
(Prue goes and sits by Phoebe.)
Prue: But that’s not who you are Phoebe. Not in this life. I mean, you-you’ve evolved. You’ve grown. You’re good now.
Phoebe: I was good then too. Before I…before she turned. Before she fell in love with Anton. (She looks over at Piper.) Who, surprise, was a warlock. (She looks at Prue.) Oh. And that’s not the only surprise. Anton could glamour into looking like anyone he wanted to. (She looks at Piper.) That’s how he lured Past Piper. He glamoured into her former lover.
Piper: Her former lover? Who was that?
Leo: It was me.
(Piper turns around.)
Leo: Or, rather, past me.
(Piper looks at Leo.)
Phoebe: Yeah. Hey, how did you know that?
Prue: Yeah. How did you know that?
(Piper looks at Leo.)
Leo: When you become a white lighter, they let you see your past lives for perspective.
(Phoebe looks at Prue.)
Phoebe: No wonder he knows so much stuff about this.
Piper: Hold it. Wait a minute. You knew that we were lovers before and you didn’t tell me?
Leo: No. I just…
Piper: You just what? I’m getting a migraine.
Leo: Look Piper, I didn’t want to tell you because I didn’t want it to influence you in the present. I wanted you to decide whether or not you wanted me in this life.
Piper: I need an aspirin.
Phoebe: OK. (She stands up.) Can we get back to my problem. Since, at best, I only have till midnight to live?
Piper: Right. Sorry. (She turns to Leo.) We will talk later.
Prue: I…I…I understand how Past Phoebe was killed, but not why killing her is going to kill you.
Phoebe: Because of the curse. The cousins didn’t want to risk Past Phoebe and Anton getting back together in any lifetime. Anton was…is immortal. And I guess that they thought he and Phoebe were soul mates.
Piper: So he’s still alive? Running around out there somewhere?
Leo: You know, the more immediate question is how do we protect Phoebe from her past life?
Phoebe: The amulet could protect me.
Prue: What amulet?
Phoebe: The one that Anton gave Phoebe. I wonder if Christina knows where it is.
Piper: 76 years later? I don’t think so.
Prue: We probably have a better chance of looking in the Book of Shadows under Anton and, uh, seeing where he got the amulet in the first place.
(Prue goes to Piper.)
Phoebe: Yeah. Good. You guys go check that out and I’m going to run downstairs and grab something to eat. I’m starving.
Piper: OK. We’ll meet you downstairs.
(Prue and Piper leave. Piper looks angrily at Leo.)
Phoebe: Leo. Wait. (He looks at her.) I want you to come with me to the retirement home.
Leo: What about your sisters’?
Phoebe: (She shakes her head.) I don’t want them there. If I don’t find the amulet, I’m going to die, Leo. And I don’t want them to see that. (She grabs her bag and leaves with Leo.)
[Cut to attic. Piper and Prue go to the Book of Shadows.]
Piper: If Anton is still around and truly in love with Phoebe, he’s going to be looking for her.
(Prue opens the Book of Shadows and begins looking for it.)
Prue: Yeah. I know, but right now that is the least of our problems. We need to find something, anything to save Phoebe.
(The front door slams.)
Piper: Where’s Leo?
[Scene: Retirement center. Christina is sitting in a wheelchair looking out the window. Phoebe comes through the door with Leo behind her.]
Phoebe: Christina? Hi. It’s Phoebe. I’m sorry to bother you again, but I need your help with something. It’s really important. (She kneels down.) I need you to try to remember back to the day that the bad witch died, and the pretty necklace was torn off her neck. Do you remember that day?
(Christina doesn’t response.)
Leo: Christina. I…I know this is difficult, but please try. Phoebe’s life depends on it.
Phoebe: Do you remember what happened to the necklace Christina?
(Christina looks at Phoebe.)
Christina: I was up on the landing watching the whole scary thing.
Phoebe: And the necklace?
Christina: It…It…it just slid across the floor into the foyer.
(Phoebe sighs and gets up. She begins to leave.)
Leo: Oh. Damn it. Now we’re never going to find it this way.
(Phoebe stops and turns around.)
Phoebe: Maybe, or maybe not. Leo, do you think that I can write a spell that can not only send me back to the past but give me complete control over my actions as well?
Leo: I don’t know. Why?
Phoebe: Because if I can, I could go back to the past and find the amulet and hide it someplace safe so I know where to find it when I come back to the present.
Leo: The only way for you to do that would be to switch life forces with Past Phoebe. (She gives him the "what" look.) In other words you would be in 1924 and evil Phoebe would be right here in your body.
Phoebe: But just long enough for me to find the amulet and then switch back.
Leo: Yeah, but if something goes wrong, we risk unleashing a powerful evil witch in the present and losing you in the past.
Phoebe: But if we don’t do anything Leo, we’re going to lose me anyway. I have to find the amulet. It’s my only hope.
(She looks around for a pad and a pen then and finds them on the night table. She goes there and begins to write a spell.)
Leo: You do realize you won’t look any different to them? They’ll still think you’re evil Phoebe and try to kill you.
Phoebe: Leo. Don’t worry so much. (She touches his chin.) You’re mortal now. You’ll get wrinkles. (They smile. Phoebe lies down on the bed, looks at the paper, then closes her eyes.) In this time and in this place, take the spirit I displace. Bring it fourth while I go back, to inhabit a soul so black. (Her face flashes purple.)
[Scene: 1924. Take off from Past Prue and Past Piper trying to kill Past Phoebe.]
Past Phoebe: I’ll…kill…you.
(Her face flashes purple.)
Phoebe: No, uh, wait. It’s…I’m not. Grrr.
(She kicks Past Prue.)
Past Prue: Aaah!
(Phoebe flips over Past Piper. Phoebe then turns over and gets up.)
Past Piper: Where’d she learn that?
Past Prue: I don’t know.
(Phoebe goes to a bar and looks over the counter.)
Phoebe: OK. The amulet. Where is the amulet?
(She sees Past Prue and Past Piper get up and runs upstairs.)
Past Prue: Why is she running from us? Why isn’t she just using her power?
Past Piper: She’s probably trying to lure us into another trap.
[Cut to Retirement Center. Just after Phoebe cast the spell.]
Leo: Phoebe are you all right? (He leans closer to her and whispers the next line.) Are you there?
(Christina gets up and goes to her jewelry box while saying this.)
(She takes the amulet out of her jewelry box.)
(He goes to her. She waves her hand in front of her face and changes into Anton, who his him. He crashes into the bathroom door and knocks him out. The real Christina is in the bathroom gagged and tied to a wheelchair. Anton goes to Phoebe, who is Past Phoebe, while saying this, he sings.)
Anton: If you were the only girl in the world, and I were the only boy. (He puts the amulet on her and then kisses her.) Wake up my sweet.
(She does and looks around and sees she’s someplace new.)
Past Phoebe: Anton? What’s going on?
(He helps her stand up while saying this.)
Anton: It’s OK.
(She stands up.)
Past Phoebe: Where am I?
Anton: You’ve been reincarnated…reborn…to me.
[Scene: 1924 Manor. Past Piper and Past Prue are coming towards the stairs and Phoebe is on the lading.]
Phoebe: Uh, I’m not who you think I am. I’m a different me. A me from another lifetime where we’ve involved into sisters’. Good sisters’. H-happy sisters’.
Past Piper: (to Past Prue) Must have cut off too much blood to her brain.
Past Prue: Must have.
Phoebe: Screw this. (She sits against the wall.) In this time and in this place, take the spirit I displace. Bring me forth while she goes back to her soul so black. (It doesn’t work and she stands up.) Uh-oh.
(Past Prue tries to use her power against Phoebe, but misses and her icy breath hits the wall.)
[Scene: Retirement Center. Prue and Piper are there. Prue brings Christina a glass of water. Leo is by the door rubbing his chin.]
Prue: Here you go. Try taking a little sip.
(Prue helps Christina, who’s in bed, take a sip of water.)
Christina: Oh, thank you my dear.
(Piper enters and stands by Leo.)
Piper: The nurse will be right in. Is she OK?
Leo: Yeah. I’ll be fine. Thanks for asking.
Piper: You’re not getting any sympathy out of me. You should never have let Phoebe cast that spell.
Prue: Ms. Larson, can I get you anything else?
Christina: Some JELL-O would be nice.
Prue: Some JELL-O. Uh, OK. I’ll see what I can do. Would you excuse me for a second? (She goes to Piper and Leo.) I don’t think she has any idea what happened.
Piper: Well, that makes two of us. Do we really believe that Anton knew all along that Phoebe was going to come here looking for Christina?
Leo: Well Christina is the only living link. It was his only hope.
Prue: Who cares how he knew? We need to get our Phoebe back and fast. The problem is she’s the only one that can say the spell.
Piper: And also with evil Phoebe wearing the amulet, she’s protected from it.
Prue: We’ve got to get the amulet off of her.
Leo: Yeah, but only long enough for our Phoebe to switch lives. She has to be wearing the amulet in the present to protect her from the past live curse.
Prue: OK. So bottom line, get evil Phoebe, get the amulet. Any questions? OK. Good. Let’s hurry.
(She begins to leave.)
Leo: Hurry where?
(Prue stops and turns around.)
Prue: Back to the manor. If Anton and evil Phoebe reunited then I have a feeling they’re going to want to pick up right where we left off—trying to kill us.
[Scene: 1924. Past Prue and Past Piper are upstairs looking for Phoebe. She sneaks to the stairs. She walks downstairs, looking behind her to see if her "cousins" are following her.]
Phoebe: In this time and in this place…
(She backs into Anton.)
Anton: Oh, there you are. (He kisses her. Her against her will.) You are too good to be true.
Phoebe: Thanks for reminding me. Hyah!
(She kicks him and he files to the pool table. It breaks from under him. Past Prue and Past Piper come up behind her.)
Past Prue: Got her.
(Past Prue clamps Phoebe’s hands together and Past Piper begins to strangle her.)
[Scene: 2000 manor. Piper, Prue, and Leo are looking for Anton and Past Phoebe.]
Piper: Maybe they’re not here.
Prue: Oh. They’re here. Somewhere.
(We see Past Phoebe in the living room. She’s sitting in the chair and holding Anton’s hand.)
Anton: Didn’t I tell you they’d come?
(Prue, Piper, and Leo look at them.)
Past Phoebe: Hello cousins’. Or is it sisters’ now?
(Prue tries to use her power against Past Phoebe, but the amulet protects her and Anton.)
Leo: The amulet’s protecting both of them.
(Past Phoebe and Anton walk towards them.)
Past Phoebe: It’s your turn to die this time.
(She throws a fireball at them. Piper gasps and freeze it. Prue and Leo duck behind the couch. Prue pulls Piper down.)
Prue: All right. We have to figure out a way to get that amulet off of her.
Piper: Yeah. Great. Any idea how? (The fireball unfreezes.) Uh! (It hits the wall.) Uhh!
[Cut to 1924. From before.]
Phoebe: In this time and in this place…
[Cut to 200. Past Phoebe and Anton are walking towards the couch. Anton lets go of Past Phoebe’s hand. Piper walks up to Past Phoebe]
Piper: Hey. How’s it going?
(Leo pops out from behind a couch behind them)
Leo: Behind ya!
(Prue pops up behind the couch. Past Phoebe shots a fireball at her. Prue uses her power to make the fireball go to Anton. Anton and Past Phoebe look at each other sadly. Anton screams and turns into dust. Piper comes and bats Past Phoebe over the head. Past Phoebe falls to the ground)
Piper: Sorry Pheebes.
Leo: Get the amulet.
[Cut to 1924. Phoebe is near death.]
Phoebe: While she goes back to her soul so black. (Her face flashes purple and then she collapses.)
[Cut to 2000. Phoebe’s face flashes purple. She sits up with a gasp.]
Phoebe: (Whispering.) Piper…Prue.
Piper: OK. It’s her. Put it back on fast.
(Prue puts the amulet on Phoebe. It glows and Phoebe caught her breath. It stops glowing and Phoebe is OK.)
Prue: It’s OK.
Piper: You’re safe.
Phoebe: Thank you guys…for saving my life. All of them.
[Scene: Manor. It’s morning. Piper is showing Leo to the door.]
Leo: So I, uh, hope you’re not still upset with me. You know, for not telling you about our past lives together.
Piper: I’m not letting you off the hook for that just yet. I’m still not quite sure what it even means.
Leo: Well, I’d like to think it means, uh, we’re destined to be together. (The doorbell rings) Saved by the bell. (He opens the door and sees Dan) Or not.
Dan: Leo, what are you doing here?
Piper: Leo was just leaving. Bye.
Leo: OK. I’ll see you at work. (to Dan.) Dan.
(Leo leaves. Dan closes the door.)
Dan: You know, I’m just going to come right out and say this. Even if you get mad at me, but I know in my gut that something’s not right with him. He worries me. I mean, just for you.
Piper: Uh, are you talking about Leo?
Dan: If Leo is his real name. You know, I had my brother-in-law who works for the state department check out his army records. But the only Leo Wyatt they came up with died almost 60 years ago in World War II.
Piper: Well, there must be some kind of mistake.
Dan: Piper. There is no record of him anywhere. Nothing. It’s almost as if he didn’t have any past at all. I’m sorry. It’s…just…just do me favor and watch your back when you’re around him OK. At least until I figure out who he really is.
Dan: Well, gotta go. (He kisses her on the check.) Bye.
[Cut to Phoebe’s room. Phoebe is sitting on her bed with the Book of Shadows. Prue walks in.]
Prue: Hey, you all right?
Phoebe: Yeah. I think so. I’m just writing a little warning in the book about Anton.
Prue: Why? You don’t think that we actually vanquished him?
Phoebe: I don’t want to take any chances. I just hope my future me is somewhere near this book if he ever strikes again,
Prue: Something tells me that we’re always going to be near it. Always have been. Always wll be.
Phoebe: Yeah. You’re probably right. Of course the warning won’t do much good if the future me turns out to be bad.
(Prue sits on the bed while saying this.)
Prue: It’s not just you, you know. I mean, we all have a little bad in us. It’s just that when you turn bad things tend to catch on fire.
Phoebe: And this is supposed to be making me feel better?
Prue: What I mean is that it’s just as natural to be bad as it is to be good. That’s how we know what good is. That’s how we’re able to make the choice to be good. Remember, Anton wouldn’t have needed evil Past Phoebe if you hadn’t evolved into good Phoebe.
Phoebe: Still, it’s okay to be bad every once in a while isn’t it?
Prue: Oh yeah. A lot.
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