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All Hell Breaks Loose
[Scene: Manor. Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and a doctor walk inside.]
Piper: Okay, I think we made it. I'm sure we made it. Do you think we made it?
Prue: I don't know.
Phoebe: I think he would've attacked by now if we hadn't.
Doctor: Who? Who would've attacked? Why won't you tell me what's going on?
Phoebe: Because we're busy trying to save your life.
Doctor: From who?
Prue: Uh, unfortunately, we're not quite sure.
Piper: That's because Phoebe did not give us time to figure it out.
Phoebe: Well, I didn't have a lot of time. I mean, I can't control how far in the future my premonitions take place. I saw the attack, we kicked butt, what more do you want?
Piper: I would like to know more about who we are up against.
Prue: Okay, maybe I should check the Book of Shadows, see if I can find anything else on this demonic hit man, okay.
Doctor: Excuse me, demonic?
Piper: And how to vanquish him, that would be a good thing to know, and do not get sidetracked with the Cole potion thingy because the only ones we're concerned about saving right now is ourselves.
(Prue heads up the stairs.)
Phoebe: Uh, o-o-okay, what Cole potion?
Piper: Uh, he told her that he only killed because some demon cast a spell on him. How naive is that?
Phoebe: I thought she was over him?
Piper: Apparently not.
Doctor: What the hell are you talking about? First you tell me my life's in danger, then you abduct me from my work, now you're talking about demons and witches. Who the hell are you people?
Phoebe: Look, I know that this all sounds incredible, but it doesn't make it any less true. Alright, you're a healer, you do good, now either you have saved too many lives or you're about to save a life that they don't want you to save.
Phoebe: Yeah, demons. Uh, more specifically, Shax, who is the Source's assassin.
Doctor: Hold it. I get it. This is a practical joke, right? Do you have a hidden camera here? My second wife put you up to this? Ah, it's just like her. (He laughs.)
Phoebe: O-o-okay, Dr. Griffiths, listen to me, this is anything but-
Phoebe: I don't know. I just... felt a chill. Prue?!
Prue: (from upstairs) Alright, alright, I'm coming!
(A tornado of wind twists through the front door.)
(The tornado flies through the foyer and knocks Piper and Phoebe to the floor. A clap of thunder is heard, and the tornado calms down and Shax appears. He is a tall demon and is gray all over. Gray long hair, gray skin, gray unbuttoned shirt, and gray long pants.)
Doctor: Dear god.
(Phoebe gets up off the floor and pushes the Doctor out of the way. Shax throws an aerokinetic blast at Phoebe and she literally crashes straight through a wall.)
(Piper gets up and Shax throws an aerokinetic blast at Piper, sending her crashing through a wall. Shax turns to the Doctor.)
Doctor: What are you?
Shax: The end.
(Prue comes down the stairs, holding a piece of paper.)
Prue: "Evil wind that blows/That which forms below/(cracks of thunder are heard) No longer may you dwell/(Shax groans) Death takes you with this spell." (Shax turns back into the wind and disappears outside. Prue sees Piper and Phoebe.) Oh, no. (She goes over to them. They are unconscious and bleeding.) Oh, god. Leo! Leo! (Leo orbs in.) Hurry, it's bad.
(Leo kneels down beside them and places his left hand above Phoebe and his right hand above Piper. He starts to heal them. After a moment, the blood disappears, and they are completely healed. They wake up and groan in pain.)
Piper: Ahh, what happened?
Leo: You guys almost died, that's what happened.
Piper: Yeah, well, what else is new?
Phoebe: Oh. Where's Shax?
Prue: Well, I tried to use the vanquishing spell on him, but I think it just wounded him. He turned into the wind. Well, maybe the spell needs more than one witch to have it's full impact. Ow. Okay, come on.
(Phoebe gets up and then helps Piper up.)
Piper: Come on, come on where?
Prue: To go find him, so we can finish him off while he's still hurt. (to Phoebe) Look, you just stay here with Griffiths, alright. If Shax comes back, say the spell to fend him off, alright? Ow. Okay. Come on.
(Prue and Piper go outside. Leo looks at the Doctor, who's in shock.)
[Cut outside. Prue and Piper are running down the street.]
Piper: Maybe Phoebe hurt him worse than she thought.
Prue: No, he's gotta be around here somewhere. He wouldn't leave without getting what he came for.
Piper: You really think he'd attack us in broad daylight? Evil is usually more insidious than that.
Prue: Uh, okay, shh.
Piper: What? (The tornado comes up behind them. They turn around and gasp. The tornado dies down and Shax appears. He throws an aerokinetic blast at them, and Prue deflects it back with her power. It hits him but doesn't harm him.) Blow this! (Piper holds out her hands and blows up Shax. He disappears.) Okay, is he dead?
Prue: Well, we didn't really say the spell.
Piper: Well, maybe we don't have to. We don't always. We're lucky nobody saw us.
Prue: Alright, let's just get back to Phoebe. Come on.
(They walk back towards the manor.)
[Cut to down the street. A female reporter and a cameraman are watching Prue and Piper. She turns back to the camera.]
Reporter: Back to me, back to me, back to me. (The cameraman points his camera at her.) Um, okay, um, I'm not exactly sure what just happened, but whatever it was, you saw it here, live.
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Prue, Phoebe, and the Doctor are sitting on the cane chairs. Piper walks in holding a glass of water and hands it to the Doctor.]
Doctor: Thank you.
(He takes a sip.)
Phoebe: Now you understand why you have to keep this a secret, why you can't tell anyone about us, about what you saw today?
Prue: If others knew, we wouldn't be able to do what we do anymore. We wouldn't be able to help future innocents like we helped you.
Doctor: No, no, I understand. I mean, I d-don't understand everything. Demons, witches, the Source…. So much for my being an atheist. Your secret is safe with me.
Phoebe: Thank you.
Doctor: No, thank you. You saved my life, the least I can do is protect yours.
Phoebe: Okay. I'll walk you to the door.
(Phoebe and the Doctor stand up.)
(They leave the room. Leo walks in.)
Leo: How'd it go?
Piper: We dodged another bullet.
Prue: Yeah, with him maybe.
Leo: What do you mean?
Prue: I don't know. I mean, something still bothers me about the way that we vanquished Shax. Like, I'm not so sure we really did.
Piper: What do you mean? He screamed, he went poof, just like they all do. Third demon in a row, by the way, that I vanquished with my new power, but who's counting?
(Phoebe walks back in.)
Prue: Right, but if that's all that we needed, then why was there a vanquishing spell in the book? I mean, hasn't that always meant that our individual powers weren't enough?
Leo: Except the book was written by witches with less powers than you guys have. They needed the spells.
Phoebe: Plus, I think if he was still alive, he probably would've attacked again by now.
Prue: Uh, you know, Leo, will you just check to make sure, please? With the Elders?
Leo: No problem.
(Leo orbs out.)
Piper: If you ask me, I think you're being paranoid. We kicked Shax's ass. We bad.
Prue: Yes, you're probably right. Which is why I'm hoping you won't need me around here for a while. I wanna try a new potion on Cole, one that'll reverse the spell that turned him bad in the first place.
Prue: I'm not looking for your approval, Piper, just your support.
Phoebe: Well, Prue, it's sort of hard to give you support when you're just setting yourself up to get hurt again.
Prue: Cole is good inside. I know it. And if dark magic did this to him, then how come white magic can't save him? I can't just turn my back. I have to try.
Piper: What do you want us to do?
Prue: I want you to use the magic to magic spell to send me down there. I reworded it to make it work.
(Prue hands Piper a piece of paper.)
Piper: Uh, Prue, that's awfully dangerous. If something goes wrong, we won't be able to contact each other.
Prue: I'll be safe. I'll be with Cole. And he'll bring me back, so don't worry about that.
Phoebe: You're banking a lot on that little potion of yours, you know.
Prue: No, I'm not. I'm banking on Cole.
[Scene: Cave in the underworld. Cole is sleeping on some straw. He is wearing a black robe. Prue appears. She crouches down beside him and strokes his hair.]
Prue: Cole, wake up.
(Cole wakes up.)
Cole: Prue. (He gets up.) What are you doing here?
Prue: I came to bring you back.
(He grabs her around the neck.)
Cole: You just made a huge mistake.
[Scene: News studio. The cameraman walks in a room full of people and hands a video tape to Elana, the news reporter.]
Dave: Hey, pipe down everybody! Quiet! Close that damn door! (The cameraman closes the door.) Now, what we talk about in this room stays in this room until I say otherwise, alright? (to Elana) Go ahead.
(Elana turns on the TV and plays the tape.)
Elana: (on TV) Seismologists believe that this quiet neighbourhood is actually sitting on top of a fault line.
(Elana and the cameraman hear a noise and the cameraman points the camera at Prue and Piper vanquishing Shax.)
Elana: Back to me, back to me.
(Elana turns off the TV. The silent room turns into quiet murmurs.)
Dave: Has this hit the network feed yet?
News Director: No, but if we don't send it, some idiot out there who taped it will.
Man: Which means we won't be able to control the revenues.
Dave: Hold it. We don't even know what the hell it is we've got here yet. Can we just start with that, please? Elana?
Elana: I don't know. I mean, you saw it. What else could it be other than something... supernatural?
News Director: Oh, come on, give me a break. Could've been anything. Some kind of military deal, publicity stunt.
Cameraman: Right, publicity stunt. For what? NASA?
Elana: Yeah, besides, why would they pull a stunt? They didn't even know we were there.
News Director: You don't know that. Maybe they only pretended not to know. For all we know, this is just a hoax.
Dave: Yeah, and if it is, and we send it out before we authenticate it, we're gonna look like fools.
Elana: But we can't put the genie back in the bottle, Dave. 200,000 viewers saw it live. What do you wanna do?
(He thinks for a moment.)
Dave: Go find out who these women are, fast. But be careful, okay? They may not want to be found.
(Elana smiles, and she and the cameraman leave the room.)
[Scene: Outside the manor. Piper and Phoebe are on the sidewalk. Phoebe is crouching down looking at the ground.]
Piper: What did Prue expect us to find? Demons don't usually leave footprints.
(Phoebe stands up.)
Phoebe: How should I know? I mean, sometimes they leave a residue when they've been vanquished. Something otherwise innocuous.
Piper: Frankly, I'm more worried about Prue than Shax. We shouldn't have let her go.
Phoebe: Prue can take care of herself.
(They start walking up the street. They walk past a little girl standing in front of her house.)
(The little girl's mother goes up to her and quickly pulls her inside.)
Mother: Come on, sweetie. Stay away from them.
[Scene: Police station. Darryl brings in a handcuffed man and takes him over to a chair.]
(The man sits down. The captain approaches Darryl.)
Captain: Looks like all those freaky rumours about you and the Halliwells might not have been rumours after all.
Darryl: What do you mean? (The captain looks at the TV and so does Darryl. He sees the footage of Prue and Piper vanquishing Shax.) Oh, no.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. The TV is on. Piper is there. Phoebe walks in. She's on the phone.]
Phoebe: No, I understand. How long will he be in there? Okay, just have Dr. Griffiths call me as soon as possible. Alright, thanks. Bye. (She hangs up.) Okay, well, Griffiths is in surgery, for now. Even if Prue is right, no way Shax will attack him in there.
Piper: Okay, but what do we do then? We can't protect him indefinitely.
Phoebe: Well, if she's right, we won't have to. I mean, Shax will attack sooner rather than later. We should go, just in case.
Piper: No, we should wait, for Leo, to see what he found out, especially with Prue gone. I mean, what if we need the power of three?
(The phone rings.)
Phoebe: Ooh, maybe that's Griffiths. (Phoebe picks up the phone.) Hello? Darryl, just wait, slow down, okay. W-What?
[Cut to Darryl at the police station.]
Darryl: Have you seen the TV yet today? It's all over it.
Phoebe: What's all over it, Darryl?
Darryl: Just... turn on the TV, okay?
[Cut back to the manor.]
Darryl: I told the captain I would handle it. But I-I can't hold them off for long.
(Piper and Phoebe look at the TV in the kitchen. It's showing the footage of Piper and Phoebe vanquishing Shax.)
Piper: Oh my god!
Darryl: (on phone) Phoebe? Phoebe?
(The footage changes to Elana and her cameraman in a car.)
Elana: (on TV) Here we are approaching the home of where they allegedly live.
(She drops the phone and covers her mouth in shock. Elana is now standing in front of the manor.)
Elana: (on TV) Prue, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell. And you're gonna meet them, live, right here on KCSF.
Piper: What are we gonna do?
[Scene: Outside the manor. Dozens of cameramen, reporters, etc. are standing on the sidewalk. Two vans are parked on the street. Darryl pulls up in his car and gets out. Reporters race over to him.]
Reporter #1: Have you come to arrest them? Do you consider them dangerous?
Darryl: No comment. (He heads for the stairs and the reporters follow asking more questions.) I said no comment.
(Darryl walks up the stairs where Elana and a woman named Alice are.)
Alice: Hey, hey, I can help. I know who they are, I know what they are. They're witches, just like me, just like I am. (She keeps talking.)
(Darryl approaches the door.)
Darryl: Yeah, Phoebe, I'm at the door, open it up.
Elana: Would you like to make a statement?
(Phoebe opens the door.)
Darryl: I said no comment.
Elana: Miss Halliwell…
Phoebe: Back off!
(Darryl goes inside and Phoebe shuts the door.)
[Cut to inside. Piper walks in the foyer.]
Piper: Isn't that illegal?! Can't you do something about that?!
Darryl: Killing somebody on live TV is pretty illegal too, you know.
Phoebe: Okay, it wasn't somebody, Darryl, it was a demon. And we're pretty sure we didn't kill him anyway.
Darryl: You wanna try telling them that?
Darryl: Look, I've called for backup, but that's not gonna help for long. This thing's gonna get ugly fast.
Phoebe: You and Prue shouldn't have followed Shax into the street.
Piper: We didn't have a choice, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Didn't you?
Piper: Sure, we could've let him kill our innocent. That would've been better, you think? Alright, you know what? Let's not let this thing get between us, okay. We have enough problems as it is. Please?
Darryl: More than you know. The captain wants me to bring you in for questioning.
Phoebe: Right, Darryl, and what do we tell him? The truth?
Darryl: What are you gonna tell them? (the people outside) (Darryl's cell phone rings.) Captain. (He walks in another room.)
Phoebe: You know, maybe when Prue's done saving Cole, she can come back and save us.
(Leo orbs in.)
Piper: Hello, Leo, nice of you to orb in. Where have you been?
Leo: Trying to figure out how to get you out of this mess. It's pretty big news up there.
Phoebe: Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's pretty big news down here too. Any suggestions?
Leo: No, they're still working on it.
Piper: Well, by all means, tell them to take their time.
Leo: They're not the ones that screwed up.
Piper: Excuse me, screwed up? We've been busting our wiccan butts for three years without getting caught. Don't we get credit for that?
Leo: Piper, you've been exposed. If we can't fix this, it could undermine all the good that you've done, and all the good that you're still destined to do.
Piper: Well, maybe this is our destiny, maybe it's just not meant to be.
Leo: You don't believe that.
Piper: Don't I?
Phoebe: I don't. I mean, look, this whole year has just been a series of tests, right? To see what we're made of. Well, maybe this is one more test. Which means we can't give up, alright? So while the Elders are figuring out what we're supposed to do, we still have work to do, okay?
Piper: Dr. Griffiths?
Phoebe: Yeah, if we don't catch him before he gets out of surgery, Shax will. (to Leo) Unless you know something we don't?
Leo: No, you're right, your powers aren't enough to vanquish him. You'll need the three of you to say the spell.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, we only have two of us. Don't ask, just orb us to the hospital, okay?
Leo: I can't. The Elders won't let me. They don't wanna risk exposing Whitelighters too.
(Darryl comes back in.)
Phoebe: Fine, we'll just save him without your guys' help. Let's go.
Darryl: Whoa, Phoebe, Phoebe. Even if you can save your innocent, that still doesn't save yourselves.
Phoebe: Yeah, I-I know that, Darryl, but first things first, alright? Try and buy us as much time with your captain as you can. (to Leo) And you, why don't you get back up there and White light a fire underneath your bosses butts.
(Piper and Phoebe head for the back door.)
[Cut to outside. Elana is talking into the camera her cameraman is holding.]
Elana: Whether or not any arrests have been made at this time-
(Alice sees Piper and Phoebe coming down the driveway.)
Alice: Hey! I need to talk to you!
(Piper and Phoebe run to Prue's car and quickly get in. Elana races over to them.)
Elana: Miss Halliwell….
Alice: No, wait. Don't leave, don't leave.
Elana: Miss Halliwell.
(Alice jumps up and down waving her arms.)
Alice: Hey, take me! (They drive off.) Come on, please, take me with you. Oh, man.
[Scene: Cave in the underworld. Prue and Cole are there. Prue kicks Cole and he falls onto some straw.]
Cole: You're not an easy girl to dump.
Prue: Yeah, well, I didn't risk everything to come down here and not get what I came for.
(Cole sits up.)
Cole: Well, you can't have me. Not anymore.
Prue: I can if I reverse the spell that took you away from me.
Cole: We've already had this conversation, Prue. Even if you could reverse it, it doesn't change the fact that I-
Prue: That you killed a witch. Yeah, I know, Cole, but you didn't do it willingly and that's the difference. (He stands up.) That's what gives you a second chance, that's what gives us a second chance.
(Cole grabs Prue around the neck.)
Cole: I already had a second chance, and I blew it. Now, this is your last chance. Do you understand? No more games. Go home. You can't save me.
(Prue reaches in her bag and pulls out the potion. She smashes the vile on his back.)
Prue: You wanna bet? (Cole staggers back.) Pretty cool potion, huh? (Cole reaches out towards her as if to grab her, but then pulls her in and kisses her passionately.) Let's get out of here.
Prue: What do you mean where? Home. Back to my place.
Cole: You really think they're just gonna let me go, that they're not gonna come looking for me again?
Prue: We'll fight 'em off.
Cole: For how long, indefinitely? Prue, we tried it up there. It doesn't work for us.
Prue: So where does that leave us?
Cole: Right where we are.
[Scene: San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Dr. Griffiths comes out of a room and throws a surgeon cap in a hamper. He walks over to the reception desk and the receptionist hands him the phone.]
Dr. Griffiths: This is Dr. Griffiths.
(Piper and Phoebe race up to him.)
(Phoebe takes the phone off of him.)
Piper: He's still after you! Come on!
Phoebe: Let's go!
(They pull him away from the desk.)
[Cut to outside. Piper, Phoebe, and Dr. Griffiths leave the hospital and head for Prue's car.]
Dr. Griffiths: I thought you said you got rid of this thing!
Phoebe: Yeah, well, we don't think that anymore, okay?!
Dr. Griffiths: Where are we going?!
Phoebe: Just somewhere safe!
Dr. Griffiths: Look, I'm not cut out for….!
Phoebe: Get in the car!
(They get in Phoebe's car. Elana and her cameraman pull up nearby. A strong wind pushes Dr. Griffiths out of the car and he falls on the grass. A woman screams. The wind turns into Shax. Piper and Phoebe get out of the car. The news crew look on.)
Piper/Phoebe: "Evil wind that blows/That which forms below/No longer may you dwell/Death takes you with this spell."
(Shax blows up and disappears. The people watching gasp and let out little screams.)
Piper: Now that was a vanquish.
(The people clap and cheer. Piper and Phoebe look around and notice Elana and her cameraman filming them. Elana has a big grin on her face.)
Piper: Oh. News at eleven.
Phoebe: Oh, that's bad.
[Scene: Outside the manor. There are now hundreds of people standing outside, holding cardboard signs. There are dozens of cameramen and news reporters. A helicopter flies above. Police are trying to get the crowd under control. Alice is standing on top of a van.]
Alice: Piper, Phoebe, I'm one of you! I'm the only one who understands! I can help! Hey! Piper! Phoebe!
[Cut to inside the manor. Kitchen. Piper and Phoebe are there. Piper is looking through sheets of paper. Darryl walks in.]
Darryl: (on radio) Get those idiots off the driveway. Get them back behind the tape.
Phoebe: Alright, what I can't figure out is how they knew that we were at the hospital. I-I mean, they didn't follow us.
Darryl: Reporter probably lowjacked your car and followed you.
Phoebe: Forget it. You know, I really hope Prue's doing better down there than we are up here.
Piper: Look at all these interview requests we're getting. Ted Koppel, Time Magazine, Jerry Springer…. Sports Illustrated?
Darryl: Yeah, they probably want you for the swimsuit edition. (Piper and Phoebe give him a dirty look.) Just kidding.
Phoebe: You know what? This is a nightmare. Where is Leo? (Phoebe sees Dr. Griffiths on the TV.) Uh, Piper? (Piper looks at the TV.) Okay. Is that who I think it is?
(Phoebe turns on the volume.)
Dr. Griffiths: (on TV) And then one of them said they needed a vanquishing spell.
Piper: Dr. Griffiths?
Dr. Griffiths: She ran upstairs to get some book. (Piper gasps.) I don't know, some witch-type book, I guess. Something that told them how to kill that demon.
Piper: Oh, so much for keeping our secret! Turn him off!
Phoebe: Leo. (Piper and Phoebe walk into the conservatory.) Leo! Leo! Leo! (Leo orbs in.) Ooh. Alright, this thing has to end now, okay? The media is turning it into a freakin' circus.
Leo: Now you know why the Elders have always been highly concerned about exposure.
Piper: Okey-dokey, now we know. Do they have any solutions or not?
Leo: One. But it's a long shot. You have to try and contact Tempus.
(Piper and Phoebe exchange looks.)
Prue: Uh, Tempus? T-Tempus, the demon?
Leo: He's the only one on either side who has the power to manipulate time. To reset everything to before this all started.
Phoebe: Okay, you're-you're definitely right, that-that qualifies as a long shot.
Piper: We vanquished him.
Leo: No, you defeated him, you didn't vanquish him. But that's not the real problem. The real trick is trying to contact him. He's an upper-level demon who's well insulated.
Piper: And why would he want to help us? I mean, we can't make a move without the whole world tuning in to watch. We're basically powerless. Why would he want to change that?
(Suddenly, Alice bursts through the conservatory door.)
Alice: Cool, I made it!
Piper: Who the hell are you?
Alice: I'm Alice, Alice Hicks. I've been trying to contact you. I want to join your coven.
Phoebe: Are you nuts? This is our home! Get out of here!
(Phoebe goes over and pushes her outside, slamming the door after her.)
(Darryl runs in wielding his gun.)
Darryl: All units stay back, all units stay back! (Darryl stops, confused. Phoebe stares at him.) You guys okay?
Phoebe: Yeah, we got it, Darryl. (to Leo) Alright, this has to end now or our lives are over!
[Cut to outside. Alice is walking down the driveway. Elana sees her.]
Elana: What happened? What did they do to you?
Elderly Man: Did they think you were a demon?
Elana: Did they think you were a joke?
Alice: They're mean witches!
(She wipes a tear off her face as she cries and walks away.)
[Cut to inside.]
Piper: Okay, so how do we contact Tempus?
Phoebe: Through Cole. He's an upper-level demon, isn't he?
Piper: Why would he help us?
Phoebe: Because helping us helps Prue. Are you allowed to orb down there?
Leo: Yes, but I won't be able to find her until I'm down there. I can't track her from up here.
Phoebe: Alright, well, then you'd better hurry. (Leo doesn't go.) Okay, what's the matter?
Leo: Well, once I'm down there you won't be able to contact me if you get in any kind of trouble.
Piper: Honey, what more trouble could we possibly get into? Besides, once time resets itself, then everything should be fine. So go, and be careful.
Leo: Yeah, you too.
(Leo and Piper kiss and he orbs out.)
Piper: Okay, so what do you say? Oprah or Barbara? (Phoebe smiles.) Barbara makes you cry. We go with Oprah.
[Scene: Cave in the underworld. Prue's there. Cole walks in.]
Cole: Prue? (She walks over to him.) I have to get you out of here.
Prue: You mean get us out of here.
Cole: Listen to me, this is serious. Something's happening, something big. I…. It's too dangerous for you here.
Prue: Why? What's happening?
Cole: I don't know, but whatever it is, it's important enough for the Source to have come.
Prue: What? He's here, now?
(She looks around.)
Cole: Which is why you have to go.
(Leo orbs in.)
Cole: Are you out of your mind? What are you doing?
Leo: Trying to save my family. Piper and Phoebe have been exposed, Prue. The whole world knows you're witches.
Prue: What? How?
Leo: It doesn't matter how. What matters is getting them out of it, (to Cole) which requires your help.
Cole: Come again?
Leo: You have to get to Tempus. You have to get him to reverse time.
Cole: Uh, you've gotta be kidding. There's no way.
Leo: It's the only way there is, Prue, but we have to move fast.
Cole: I-I-I couldn't summon Tempus even if I wanted to. I don't have that kind of power.
Prue: But you know somebody who does.
Cole: Wait, (he laughs) you want me to... ask the Source to help witches?
Leo: It doesn't just help witches. The demonic world has been exposed too, Cole. Why do you think he's here? Resetting time solves everybody's problem. But make it your idea, pitch it like you're doing it to save him, not them. Whether that's why you're doing it or not.
Cole: This is suicide.
[Time lapse. Cole walks into another cave. A demon guard steps in front of him. They stare at each other for a moment, then the guard steps aside. Cole pulls the hood from his robe over his head and continues walking. He stops when he reaches a dark place with a reddish glow. The Source is standing nearby. He is wearing a red robe with a red hood covering his head. You can't see his face. He has large feathery wings attached to his back and is wielding a sword. Flames shoot up in front of him as Cole enters. Cole kneels down and removes his hood.]
Cole: I've heard the rumours. I beg you, are they true? Have we been exposed?
The Source: What business is it of yours?
Cole: I may have a solution. Tempus's powers…
The Source: Are still weakened from when he last turned back time. Doing so again will destroy him.
Cole: What other choice is there? (Silence) Forgive me.
The Source: For your betrayal? Never. (He rests the tip of his sword on Cole's neck.) I know of your struggles, Belthazor, of your witch. I know that's why you've come to me. I know everything about you. Tempus will do as you suggest, if your witch crosses over, if your witch joins us.
Cole: She'd never do that.
The Source: Not even to save one of her sisters' lives?
Cole: Has one of them been killed?
The Source: Wait.
[Scene: Manor. Everyone is still outside, yelling and holding up cardboard signs. Piper and Phoebe are in the conservatory placing a table against the door.]
Piper: I don't know why we're bothering to do this.
Phoebe: In case time doesn't reset itself.
(Phoebe puts a chair against the door.)
Piper: If time doesn't reset itself, this table, against that door, is not gonna help much.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, then we better start thinking about what would, okay? Because if Leo doesn't succeed, we're gonna have to figure out what we're gonna do.
(They walk into the living room.)
Piper: We're gonna do talk shows, and book signings, and movie deals, (Phoebe picks up the Book of Shadows) and then get taken by the CIA and dissected.
Phoebe: Yeah, how can you be joking about this, Piper?
Piper: Who's joking?
Phoebe: Well, I'm not, alright. I'm scared. And you should be too. Okay, our lives, Piper, everything that we've worked for could be completely destroyed with-with one stupid mistake. Our entire future, our entire destiny could be wiped out just like that. (Phoebe snaps her fingers and a gunshot goes off. Piper gasps.) What was that? (Piper looks down and sees blood on her shirt. Her hands are shaking.) Piper. Piper. Piper. (Phoebe drops the Book of Shadows and grabs Piper before she falls. Phoebe looks at her hand and it has Piper's blood on it.) Oh!
[Cut to outside. Alice is standing on top of a van. She lowers a rifle.]
Alice: I killed the wicked witch. The wicked witch is dead! I killed the wicked witch!
(The policemen grab her and pull her off the van. They push her to the ground and handcuff her. Darryl takes her away.)
[Cut back to inside the manor. Piper is laying on the floor trembling. Phoebe is holding her and has a towel pressed against Piper's wound.]
Phoebe: Oh my god. Oh god. I know, I know, you're okay, you're okay. (She starts to cry.) Leo! You're okay. Shh. Leo! Okay, we have to get you to the hospital. Come on.
(Phoebe lifts Piper up.)
[Cut to outside. Phoebe is helping Piper out to the car.]
Phoebe: Leo! Leo!
Elana: Miss Halliwell. Miss Halliwell, please, what is going on? (Phoebe opens the back door to her car and helps Piper onto the back seat.) Miss Halliwell, please.
Phoebe: Leo! (Phoebe gets in the car and starts the engine. She drives to the end of the driveway, but everyone is blocking her way out.) Move! (She honks the horn.)
Elana: Miss Halliwell, what is going on?
Phoebe: Move! (She continues to honk the horn.) Move out of my way! I need to get her to the hospital! Move! Move out of my way! (She gets frustrated.) Get out of the way! What is wrong with you people?! (She starts to get upset and very agitated.) Leo!
(She gets furious and just keeps driving, running over everyone in her way and tearing off down the street.)
[Scene: Hospital. Piper is on a stretcher and four doctors are racing her to a room. Phoebe is running beside it.]
Phoebe: Hang in there. Where's Dr. Griffiths?! He should've been here by now!
(Dr. Griffiths races up to them.)
Dr. Griffiths: How'd this happen?!
Phoebe: Some idiot in front of our house!
(They take her into a room.)
Dr. Griffiths: What do we know?
Doctor #1: Pulse is seventy and weak.
Dr. Griffiths: I need some numbers, people.
Doctor #1: One, two, three, go.
(They lift Piper onto a bed. Phoebe holds her hand.)
Dr. Griffiths: Smaller entry wound, upper right back. Larger exit wound, abdomen.
(Dr. Griffiths listens to Piper's chest with a stethoscope.)
Dr. Griffiths: Lungs failing. Start an I.V., two units of O, stat.
Nurse: Right away.
Doctor #2: Get 40CCs of adrenaline.
Nurse #2: Yes, sir.
Piper: He can't hear you. Leo. Something must have gone wrong.
Phoebe: Piper, don't you dare die on me.
Piper: Phoebe, I'm cold. I-I-I can't feel my legs.
Doctor #1: Pulse is dropping.
Phoebe: Don't go.
Piper: I love you.
(The line on the heart monitor flattens out and Piper goes into full arrest.)
Phoebe: Oh god.
Dr. Griffiths: Full arrest. Paddles! (Two doctors bring over the paddle machine. Dr. Griffiths picks up the paddles.) Gel. (The nurse squirts some gel on a paddle and he rubs the two together. Phoebe stands back and cries.) Clear! (He uses the paddles on Piper but it doesn't work.) Recharge.
Dr. Griffiths: Clear! (He uses them again but it still does not work. He stands back from Piper. Dr. Griffiths looks at Phoebe.) I'm sorry.
(Phoebe cries harder, uncontrollably, and puts her head on Piper. She then closes Piper's eyes.)
Phoebe: Get out of here. Go!
(The doctors leave the room. A SWAT member stands outside the room and looks in.)
[Scene: Cave in the underworld. Prue and Leo are there discussing something very quietly. Cole walks in and Prue goes over to him.]
Prue: Cole, where have you been? We've been worried. What's the matter?
Cole: He knows. About you, about us.
Prue: So, what does that mean?
Cole: He's offering a deal. He'll get Tempus to reset time if... you stay... here.
Leo: What? Down here? He's crazy.
Leo: Yeah, well, we're desperate, but not that desperate.
Prue: Why would he think that I would accept an offer like that?
(Cole hesitates for a moment.)
Cole: Because it's the only way to bring one of your sisters back to life.
Leo: It's a trick. He's lying.
Cole: No, it's not.
[Cut back to the hospital. The SWAT team walks through the corridor.]
[Cut to in the room where Piper and Phoebe are. Phoebe is still crying and is holding Piper's hand. Phoebe pulls some wires off of Piper. A SWAT member walks in the room.]
SWAT #1: Just keep your hands where I can see them and you won't get hurt. (Phoebe turns to him.) Easy.
(Phoebe kicks him out of the room. Another SWAT member runs in. Phoebe kicks him out too. Phoebe grabs a metal bar and pokes it through the handles of the door. She turns off the lights. Leo orbs in.)
Phoebe: They killed her, Leo. (Leo looks at Piper.) They think we're the demons now.
(Leo walks over to Piper and starts to cry.)
Leo: Oh, god. How can this be happening? I don't understand. I'm so sorry.
(He leans over and kisses Piper's forehead.)
Phoebe: Can you make this right or not? (She pulls him up.) Go! (Leo orbs out. Phoebe goes back over to Piper.) Don't worry, he's gonna fix it. I promise, you're gonna be fine.
[Cut back to the underworld. Leo orbs in, still crying.]
(She hugs Leo tightly.)
Leo: You don't have to do this.
Prue: Yes I do. (She turns to Cole.) So, will resetting time affect us down here?
Prue: Good. I only have one condition. You must warn Piper and Phoebe before the demonic hit man attacks. Otherwise they're dead anyway.
[Time lapse. Cole is kneeling in front of the Source.]
The Source: Agreed. (Cole stands up, bows, and walks away. A guard walks in and kneels in front of the Source.) Once I have reset time, detain him. And then, kill his witch. That way I won't have to worry about Belthazor anymore. Or the Charmed Ones.
(The guard stands and walks away.)
[Cut back to the hospital. Phoebe has covered Piper over with a blanket. A SWAT member outside has a gun pointed at the room.]
[Cut to the Source.]
The Source: It shall be done.
(A crack of thunder is heard.)
[Cut to the hospital. The SWAT member fires his gun and the bullet goes straight through the wall, heading for Phoebe. It stops in mid-air and reverses. The whole day resets and Piper and Phoebe are back in the manor before Shax attacks.]
Phoebe: Look, I know that this all sounds incredible, but it doesn't make it any less true. Alright, you're a healer, you do good, now either you have saved too many lives or you're about to save a life that they don't want you to save.
Dr. Griffiths: They?
Phoebe: Yeah, demons. Uh, more specifically, Shax', who is the Source's assassin.
Dr. Griffiths: Hold it. I get it. This is a practical joke, right? Do you have a hidden camera here? My second wife put you up to this? Ah, it's just like her. (He laughs.)
Phoebe: O-o-okay, Dr. Griffiths, listen to me, this is anything but-
Phoebe: I don't know. I just... felt a chill. Prue?! (No answer.) Prue, are you there?! (A tornado of wind twists through the front door.) Prue, where are you?!
(The tornado knocks Piper and Phoebe to the floor. A clap of thunder is heard, the tornado calms down, and Shax appears.)
Dr. Griffiths: Dear god.
(Phoebe gets up off the floor and pushes Dr. Griffiths out of the way. Shax throws an aerokinetic blast at Phoebe and she literally crashes straight through a wall. Piper gets up and Shax throws an aerokinetic blast at Piper, sending her crashing through a wall. Shax turns to Dr. Griffiths.)
Dr. Griffiths: What are you?
Shax: The end.
(He throws an aerokinetic blast at Dr. Griffiths and he crashes into a window. Shax looks around. He looks at Piper and Phoebe unconscious on the floor. Pleased with what he's done, Shax turns back into the wind and flies out the front door. The glass on the door smashes as it slams shut.)