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Charmed Episode Guide
Season 1

"Something Wicca This Way Comes" (Episode #1)
US Air date: 7/10/98

In San Francisco, the three vastly different Halliwell sisters are reunited in the grand Victorian home of their childhood: Prue, the oldest, is driven to succeed and dislikes the free-spirited antics of the youngest sister, Phoebe. Piper, the earthy middle sister, mediates between her siblings. Phoebe discovers The Book of Shadows in the attic and their witchly are activated, igniting a bond that reaches beyond petty sisterly grudges. Prue has the power to move objects, Piper to freeze time and Phoebe to see the future. The sisters must band together to battle dark forces of the supernatural world. Keeping their powers secret could prove a challenge, since Inspector Andy Trudeau, Prue's ex, is closing in on a serial killer preying on local witches. Piper narrowly escapes death when she discover her white-bread boyfriend, Jeremy, is the killer, an evil warlock. Sparks fly when the sisters try their first spell -- Jeremy is vanquished, and they discover the power of three.

"I've Got You Under My Skin" (Episode #2)
US Air date: 14/10/98

The sisters attempt to keep their special powers in check. This proves especially challenging for Phoebe, who can't resist peeking into the future when it comes to an attractive guy. That guy looks like hip New York photographer Stefan but is actually Javna, a deadly demon with an eye for the young ladies. He maintains his eternal youth by sucking away their life force, using the oldest line in the book ("Are you a model?"). Well, Phoebe falls for it. Prue rekindles her high-school romance with Andy but regrets sleeping with him on the first date. She tries to keep her new-found witch status under wraps and lands a prestigious job at an auction house. Piper worries about being a good person and a witch but her fears are calmed when she enters a church unscathed. Phoebe narrowly escapes Javna's evil eye when Prue and Piper come to her rescue. The sisters realize they have more than warlocks to worry about and much to learn about their powers.

"Thank You For Not Morphing" (Episode #3)
US Air date: 21/10/98

Barely have the sisters found about their new powers when their long-lost father resurfaces in their lives. How convenient! Piper and Phoebe never really knew Victor Halliwell, but Prue remembers all too well how he walked out on them. She gives Victor major attitude when she suspects he's returned to steal The Book of Shadows. It seems like everyone's in the market for a good book, because the shape-shifting neighbors have their sights set on the volume as well. They appear to be three fun-lovin' twentysomethings, but when no one's looking they turn into attack dogs, Prue's boyfriend and dear old Dad, all in an attempt to finagle the book. After working out some sticky family issues, the sisters unite their powers to save Pops and make supernatural jelly of those nasty shape-shifters. But before you can say, "Happy Father's Day," Victor has vanished again from their lives and the sisters are doing it for themselves -- again.

"Dead Man Dating" (Episode #4)
US Air date: 28/10/98

Prue tries to avoid a birthday celebration while Phoebe takes a cheesy job as a lounge psychic so she can afford a decent birthday gift. What started as a trivial way to use her powers for cash becomes a positive experience when she saves a man's life. Prue is devastated when she finds Andy on a lunch date with the ex-Mrs. Trudeau, whom she didn't know existed. Piper befriends a ghost, Mark, who was murdered by a gang leader and whose ghostly soul will be dragged to hell if his body doesn't get a proper burial. The sisters save Mark's soul, but Piper is broken-hearted after he vanishes. Realizing every birthday in life should be celebrated, the sisters throw a bash for Prue, who accepts a forgiving smile from Andy. After all, how can she resent his keeping a secret when she has a whopper of her own.

"Dream Sorcerer" (Episode #5)
US Air date: 4/11/98

Overworked at her new job, Prue finds her beauty sleep disturbed by strange visions in which she's taunted by a handsome man. Capable of stalking others in their dreams, he's already succeeded in killing women while they slumber. Inspector Andy Trudeau is hot on his heels. Phoebe conjures a spell to attract men, but it turns out too strong, and Piper and Phoebe can barely escape their myriad admirers. Learning their lesson, the sisters end their romantic magic and focus on Prue, who falls into a coma after the sleep demon tries to throw her off a skyscraper. At first, Prue's powers don't seem to work in dreamland. But with her sisters by her hospital bed, Prue musters the strength to send the sleep demon over the edge. He dies in his sleep, just like his victims before him.

"The Wedding From Hell" (Episode #6)
US Air date: 11/11/98

The sisters feel evil brewing when a priest dies before a high-society wedding that Piper is catering. Uncomfortable with the priest's mysterious death, Prue investigates a special knife that disappeared when he died. It appears the bride was responsible for the priests death and is a demon. This bride is not interested in eternal bliss but in creating more demonic offspring by putting the innocent groom under a spell to marry her. A supernatural fight ensues between the bride-to-be, her demonic wedding party and the Halliwell sisters. The demons have the magical knife that disappeared, and in the commotion, the spellbound groom ends up with the powerful weapon. The knife breaks the spell and the groom points the blade towards his former demonic fiancÚ and pals who get sucked into its point. During this maternal adventure Phoebe has a disturbing dream. Could Phoebe's dream about Piper carrying Jeremy's baby be just a nightmare or a premonition? He was, after all, her boyfriend for awhile before they realized he was a demon and destroyed him.

"The Fourth Sister" (Episode #7)
US Air date: 18/11/98

While the Prue tries to find time with Andy, Phoebe and Piper vie for the attention of a handsome handyman. A troubled teenager, befriends Phoebe with the hopes of joining the Halliwell coven of witches. Aviva has been lured to the dark powers of witchcraft by Kali, a priestess who appears to her through a mirror. Turns out Kali has given Aviva a mission to gain the sisters' trust and steal their powers. Although Phoebe is originally trusting and is almost seduced by the dark powers of Kali, Prue and Piper bring her back to her senses and end Kali's power over Aviva.

"The Truth Is Out There...And It Hurts" (Episode #8)
US Air date: 25/11/98

Prue stumbles across a truth spell while searching the Book of Shadows for information about a demon Phoebe saw in a premonition. The spell binds all three sisters to hear and tell the truth for 24 hours. Piper uses it to get close to the handsome handyman and tell off her overbearing boss, while Phoebe tracks down the demon's next victim. Prue learns the demon is a warlock from the future who is killing those responsible for creating a vaccine against warlocks. Phoebe protects the mother of the child who'll one day create this vaccine, while Prue and Piper send the futuristic warlock back through a swirling tunnel of time. With time running out on the spell, Prue tells Andy she's a witch and finds the truth is too much for him to accept. The spell ends, and no one but the sisters remember the truths.

"The Witch is Back" (Episode #9)
US Air date: 16/12/98

Prue is attacked by a 300-year-old warlock, who had been trapped in a locket by Melinda Warren, an ancestor of the Halliwell sisters burned at the stake. Seeking revenge for his containment, the warlock is after Melinda's descendants, the Charmed Ones. He has the ability to copy powers; once he has copied theirs, there'll be no stopping him. The sisters cast a spell to bring back Melinda; they concoct a potion just in time to banish the warlock back into the locket. Turns out Prue's co-workers were behind this devious plan to steal their powers. Piper musters up the courage to ask out the cute handyman, and Andy is frustrated by Prue's continued involvement in bizarre police investigations.

"Wicca Envy" (Episode #10)
US Air date: 13/1/99

The Halliwell sisters are unwittingly under the control of Prue's devious boss and secret warlock, Rex. Using astral projection, Rex frames Prue for stealing a priceless tiara. As evidence mounts, Andy is forced to put Prue in jail. The sisters suspect Piper's new handyman boyfriend; Phoebe complicates matters by dating Rex. The sisters plot a quick jail-break so they can catch Rex and his cohort in action. The spell is broken, and the two criminals go up in a puff of smoke. Andy is quick to see that Prue is innocent and drops the charges. Piper's new flame, Leo, makes a sincere and mysterious exit from her life.

"Feats of Clay" (Episode #11)
US Air date: 20/1/99

Phoebe's roguish ex-boyfriend Clay comes to town looking for a reconciliation, but his attentions have always come with strings attached, in this case a stolen Egyptian urn which carries a mortal curse. Although Prue's overprotective sisterly hackles are raised by Clay's arrival, she deals with her own problem of trying to save the auction house from bankruptcy, while Piper's use of benign witchcraft in a misguided attempt at matchmaking may have the opposite effect.

"The Wendigo" (Episode #12)
US Air date: 3/2/99

Piper narrowly escapes with her life when she gets attacked by a Wendigo, a vicious beast that appears to be a normal person during the day and transforms into a killer at night, and while she recovers from her injuries Andy goes on a stakeout with a beautiful FBI agent who is also hunting the creature. Meanwhile, Prue hires Phoebe to work at the auction house, but Phoebe's vision of a terrible car crash immediately sends her off on a mission to find a long-lost child.

"From Fear to Eternity" (Episode #13)
US Air date: 10/2/99

Prue and Phoebe find themselves in the sights of a fierce demon that appears once every 1,300 years and feeds on the fears of witches for his survival. Just when it appears that the girls are going to be literally scared to death, help arrives in a very unexpected form. Piper's superstition about relationships that begin on Friday the 13th being doomed has her wallowing in frustration when a handsome stranger walks into her life on that fateful day.

"Secrets and Guys" (Episode #14)
US Air date: 17/2/99

When Prue receives a cryptic plea for help, she and Phoebe spring into action to save Max, a 13-year-old witch who has been kidnapped by a pair of vicious thugs aiming to make use of Max's powers to aid in the commission of a bank robbery. Meanwhile, Piper gets distracted from her troubles at work by the unexpected return of her lover Leo, but when Phoebe accidentally stumbles across the true reason Leo has come back, she begs him to tell Piper the surprising truth.

"Is There a Woogy in the House?" (Episode #15)
US Air date: 24/2/99

Phoebe's lifelong fear of the "Woogyman" in the basement is an ongoing source of amusement to Prue and Piper, until an earthquake unleashes a long-dormant shadow demon which turns Phoebe towards her dark side and against her own family. Much to Prue's dismay, Phoebe's erratic behavior and the bizarre deterioration of the house come to a head during a dinner party for a very important client of the auction house, who has a keen interest in the Halliwell mansion because she believes that it is located over a spiritual nexus, a point of incredible energy that can be swayed either towards undeniable good or astonishing evil.

"Which Prue Is It, Anyway?" (Episode #16)
US Air date: 3/3/99

When Phoebe has a terrifying premonition of Prue being stabbed to death, Prue takes the drastic step of saying an incantation to multiply her strength and the spell surprisingly results in the creation of two additional Prues to fight the enemy, a reincarnated ancient Lord of War. Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe try to wean Prue from her selfish and headstrong habit of always taking matters into her own hands, while Phoebe vents her aggression with a martial arts training program. Earl, a suspicious medical examiner who drops a bombshell on Andy.

"That 70's Episode" (Episode #17)
US Air date: 7/4/99

To protect themselves from a power-stealing warlock, the sisters time travel to the 1970s, where they encounter their mother and grandmother.

"When Good Warlocks Go Bad" (Episode #18)
US Airdate: 28/4/99

Prue meets a young man fighting against his destiny to become evil; Phoebe tries to help Piper make a love connection.

"Blind Sided" (Epidsode #19)
US Airdate: 5/5/99

A young boy gets kidnapped by a Grimlock, and it's up to Prue, Piper and Phoebe to attempt a dangerous rescue. Meanwhile, a reporter witnesses Prue using her powers and will stop at nothing to break the story.

"Power of Two" (Episode #20)
US Airdate: 12/5/99

On a sightseeing visit to Alcatraz, Phoebe sees the ghost of a serial killer escape the island to exact vicious revenge on the people responsible for sending him to the gas chamber. Phoebe and Prue must figure out how to vanquish the evil spirit and stop him from killing again, and they must do it without Piper.

"Love Hurts" (Episode #21)
US Airdate: 19/5/99

A heartbroken Piper finally learns the supernatural truth about her lost love, Leo, when he returns to San Francisco to ask the Halliwell sisters to protect an innocent woman who is being stalked by a demonic suitor. When Leo is gravely injured, Piper evokes a spell to switch powers with Leo in order to use his gift of healing to save his life, but the spell switches Prue and Phoebe's powers as well, rendering the Charmed Ones almost powerless against their enemies.

"Deva Vu All Over Again" (Episode #22)
US Airdate: 26/5/99

Prue, Piper and Phoebe lose a battle for their lives time and again when the Devil's Sorcerer creates a terrifying time loop to ensure the Charmed Ones are vanquished from the Earth forever. Meanwhile, Andy's life is at stake when Phoebe is struck by a premonition of his tragic death at the hands of a powerful supernatural force, but only time will tell if they can stop the demon before the events come to pass.

End of Season 1

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