UPDATE (February 17, 2013) - Episode 4: DEAD WITCH'S PARTY is now complete. This episode will be more emotionally charged than the previous ones. Hope you enjoy it and thanks so much for the motivation. This is for you. :)

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ULTIMATELY CHARMED: Episode 1 (Pilot)

"The Revamping"

SYNOPSIS

A new demonic activity is on the rise on the Iverendu- the night of an unusual equinox. In helping a fortune teller find a lost book of ancient prophecies that is stolen by a group of demons led by Xalibus, the Halliwell boys discover the answers to their recent problems – the slipping of Wyatt's powers, the sudden advancement of Chris's powers and Henry's recurring headaches – which pave the path for their special destinies as the next protectors of the innocent – the new chosen three. But they will have to recite the incantation to bind their powers on the third night where the stars form a pentagram-shaped constellation… or they'll be forever doomed.

MAIN CHARACTERS

Wyatt Halliwell ... Wes Ramsey

Chris Halliwell ... Drew Fuller

Henry Mitchell Jr. ... Michael Cassidy

Gwen Carlson ... Lauren Woodland

Alexa Roxbury ... Katharine McPhee

Alokar ... Kris Lemche

GUEST STARS

Xalibus

Lumina

Roland Pierson

Callahan Morgan

Gavin Slater

Vania

Divarkaz

Teenage Witch

Demon #1

Demon #2

Male Witch


TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. SKY – NIGHT

A crescent moon dimly glows in the extremely dark cloud-covered sky.

INT. LUMINA'S MAGIC SHOP – NIGHT

A series of Neo-Gothic paintings decorate the walls of the room. Four candles - red, blue, green and purple - burn on a long table. There's a shelf full of thick books on one side. Footsteps can be heard from upstairs. LUMINA, 24, dressed in her fortune teller costume and a head wrap descends down the stairs from the upper floor and makes her way back to her table, where her crystal ball is waiting with a pack of tarot cards beside it. All of a sudden, she senses a negative aura. The sound of a gushing wind can be heard outside. The candle flames flicker violently. Lumina's eyes are glued to the crystal ball as it instantly glows. It shines so brightly that it almost blinds her. She gasps in horror at what she sees in the ball.

LUMINA

This can't be happening.

EXT. LAWN – NIGHT

An old shed built of worn out wood lies at the center of the dry lawn. A circle of dead trees surrounds it. One of the dead trees is silhouetted against the crescent moon.

INT. OLD SHED – NIGHT

The space inside is dark, empty and dusty. The only source of light comes from the moon that penetrates through the window. A cloud of blue orbs appears inside the room, forming into CALLAHAN, who is around 27. He briefly examines the surroundings.

CALLAHAN

Perfect. Candles!

Six candles magically appear on the floor around him in the form of a circle. He lights each of them up with his finger, and then chants a spell.

CALLAHAN

Hear me, nocturnal breeze outside

Free my soul so I can glide

Lock my powers in the prison of eternity

Veil me from the presence of uncertainty

A calm expression accentuates on his face. That very second, XALIBUS shimmers right in front of him. He has wrinkles all over his face and wears a dark blue robe. This, however, doesn't appall Callahan.

CALLAHAN

I know what you're seeking, Xalibus. But as always, you're in for a disappointment. This protection spell I have cast can only keep you further away from being able to steal my powers.

XALIBUS

(Chuckles evilly)

Not this time, witch!

CALLAHAN

Don't you remember how many henchmen of yours I have vanquished? You are certainly no match for somebody who possesses multitude powers like me.

Xalibus searches under his pocket and pulls out a black marble. He holds it in the air. This time, Callahan is shocked. His eyes widen.

XALIBUS

Perhaps this ball is.

The marble glows. Lightning bolts spring out of it and instantly strangle Callahan's neck. He struggles against them but fails. He lets out a painful scream before collapsing on the floor. There's a red mark across his neck. The lightning bolts are zapped back to the ball, along with his powers. Xalibus smiles deviously as he stares at the lifeless body. He then shimmers out. The flames of the candles blow out by themselves.

CUT TO:

ESTABLISHING SHOT – THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE

INT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

BASEMENT ROOM

Sets of photos are spread all over the table in the small basement. A Canon Powershot camera is at sight. WYATT HALLIWELL, 26, proudly stares at his work. He's comparing two pictures of an urban building taken from different angles. Someone steps into the room. WYATT turns around. It's CHRIS HALLIWELL, 24, with a glass of white wine on his hand.

CHRIS

Tough time for an accomplished photographer, huh?

WYATT

Not anymore, Chris, now that I've finally shot my masterpiece. I just need to give these images a finishing touch later on.

He raises his head up and notices Chris sipping the wine.

WYATT

Why didn't you bring me one as well, bro? Come here. Let me take a sip. I could very well use some refreshments.

Chris grins as he lends Wyatt the drink.

CHRIS

I figured you're in a workaholic mode so there's no point in spoiling your busy moment. Why don't you lay off your project for a while once Henry gets home and we'll have desserts in the living room? I don't know how much longer we can keep that ice cream in the fridge.

WYATT

Sounds superb! Do you think he'll score the job?

CHRIS

Hopefully. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the big news. Oh, shoot! I just remember Gavin booked another appointment for tomorrow. This is going to suck!

WYATT

That Gavin Slater guy who's always driving you insane?

CHRIS

Who else? I've never had a client as annoying as him! He keeps on swinging by at my office just to hear the exact same advice about his broken relationship.

WYATT

Patience, Chris. If I were you, I'd be grateful 'cause the money is going towards your pocket, which makes you the Richie Rich and him, the antidote to the Millionaire Next Door.

CHRIS

Nice theory, but it still doesn't compare to the intense headache that I get every time he shows up.

WYATT

Manual!

Wyatt waves his hand in an attempt to telekinetically orb a photography manual book on top of a bookshelf at one corner of the room. But instead of orbing in his hand, the book flies off and crashes to the floor in the opposite corner. It knocks over a couple of paper bags.

CHRIS

Uhhh Wyatt, what are you doing?

WYATT

Still trying to figure out why the hell my powers are still slipping. This is just ridiculous. If this is supposed to be torture, chain me to a wall!

CHRIS

And so my Twice Blessed brother, the most powerful witch in the entire universe is crying over spilled milk.

WYATT

Who says anything about crying?

CHRIS

(Chuckles)

Come on, Wy. They'll come back around.

WYATT

Don't you think this is odd? It never happened before.

CHRIS

Well, it's not like you've been actively hunting demons, right? You just earned your Masters in Photography at the Academy of Art a year ago, and ever since we moved away from our hometown, you've been desperately searching for a full-time job while cashing it in on your looks. So technically, you haven't delved in the world of magic for long.

Wyatt ignores Chris's remarks and continues focusing on his powers.

WYATT

Okay, here we go.

He now points his finger at a large bottled water and throws it to the other side. But the bottled water slings in the direction of the entrance door, just as HENRY MITCHELL JR., 22, makes his way in.

HENRY

I'm home!

CHRIS

Henry, look out!

Henry gasps at the sight of the bottle coming right at him and quickly orbs out. The bottle ends up hitting the ceiling outside the basement room.

CHRIS

Attempt number two. Failed.

Henry orbs back in.

HENRY

(To Wyatt)

What is wrong with you?

WYATT

How am I supposed to know my little cousin is back? Alright, welcome back, Henry.

HENRY

Don't tell me you're still obsessed with the whole power loss issue.

CHRIS

I think there's no other possible way to explain his behavior other than unhealthy obsession, which is why we both need to talk him out of it, cous.

HENRY

I'm so with you on this.

WYATT

Fine. That thing aside, how's the meeting with the band?

HENRY

It was simply made of awesome! They hired me on the spot to do the cover design for their debut album.

CHRIS

Wow! Congrats! Talking about your first official job, though it's still part of your internship.

WYATT

Yeah, it seems like things are finally looking up for you. Hey, next time you meet them, can you get me their autographs? Before they hit it big time, you know.

HENRY

Sure thing, Wy. But as far as my mind-reading skill goes, you're seeking room for a sixth member instead of asking for their autographs.

Henry giggles. Chris raises his eyebrows, and then bursts into laughter.

CHRIS

Wyatt the additional drummer of the soon-to-be famous Electric Vibe? There's an idea.

HENRY

Flashy redefined. Anyway, thanks heaps for the moral support. So what are you all up to?

WYATT

We're waiting for you to return so we can have desserts.

CHRIS

And now that we've got something to celebrate, let's roll!

EXT. FRONT YARD - NIGHT

A strange, clinging sound can be heard from outside in the still of the night, creating an almost surreal situation. The stained glass window catches a glimpse of the dining room inside, where the three boys are. The room is in conjunction with the living room.

INT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

DINING ROOM

While Chris and Henry are eating ice cream and doing work, Wyatt's eyes are glued to the spoon in front of him. He telekinetically levitates it to the air. For a while, the spoon stays in the air right in front of his eyes. But it soon drops back on the table. Wyatt shakes his head.

WYATT

Great! Just great. This is going to kill my reputation. How embarrassing!

CHRIS

Oh, please. Dream of something else, like crispy-topped mac and cheese.

HENRY

Come on, Wyatt. You're like every witch's idol. What is there to be ashamed of? The Twice Blessed title is all yours. At least you've got powers, right?

WYATT

And you don't? What about glamouring? Not to mention that psychic ability. Don't worry. Sooner or later, they will grow. Same with you, Chris.

CHRIS

Well, it goes two ways. Face it. People would kill to walk in your shoes. Now quit whining and finish off that ice cream.

Suddenly, there's a heavy sound of a breaking glass outside. It startles them.

HENRY

What's that?

WYATT

There's only one way to find out.

The three of them jump out of their seats and dash across the…

LIVING ROOM

A spirit board lies on top of the living room table. Once they reach the main door of the house, Wyatt opens it. They all step outside.

EXT. FRONT PORCH – NIGHT

There's no one around. Chris looks down and sees a cat breaking one of their vases. The cat notices him, purrs and runs away.

HENRY

That's a prime example that curiosity doesn't always kill the cat.

CHRIS

Great, now we're going to have to buy a new one.

WYATT

Not until we've got everything else taken care of. We've only moved in for five months and there's still a lot that needs sorting out.

CHRIS

Oh, well. Let's head back inside.

Chris and Henry make their way back inside the house. Wyatt remains standing. He feels something strange about the atmosphere and grows concerned. But the air is still. There's no one passing by. After making sure nothing is going on, he goes inside and closes the door.

INT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

LIVING ROOM

As they walk past the living room, Chris catches sight of the spirit board on the table. The pointer starts to move.

CHRIS

Look!

Wyatt and Henry hurry over to his side.

HENRY

It hasn't moved ever since we brought that spirit board from Market Magic, right?

WYATT

You can bet on it.

CHRIS

L-U-M-I-N-A.

The pointer finally stops moving.

CHRIS

What in the world is that supposed to mean?

The three guys exchange puzzled looks.

INT. UNDERGROUND CHAMBER – NIGHT

The void room is incredibly huge. There is an absence of light. Right at the center lays a thick rugged book made of old papers with a blue ray of light shining over it from the upper ceiling. The book is placed on a stand. A protective shield surrounds it. All of a sudden, two wrinkled hands with pointy fingernails penetrate through the shield, grab a hold of the book and snatch it off the stand. All that's left is the stand and the blue ray.

FADE OUT.

END OF TEASER

OPENING CREDITS: "Here Tomorrow Gone Today" (Lifehouse) –


ACT 1

EXT. SEATTLE - DAY

A view of the Seattle skyline from different angles. Skyscrapers, Lake Union, public parks, crowded downtown streets, and other highlights of the city are shown. Song: "Sweet Serendipity" (Lee DeWyze)

ESTABLISHING SHOT – SPIRAL INK MEDIA

INT. SPIRAL INK MEDIA – DAY

A variety of full-colored posters of the ULTIMATE magazine front covers are hung on every wall. It's a busy day at the office for everyone. Wyatt is browsing through random files from his folder when a familiar voice calls out his name.

ROLAND PIERSON (O.S)

Halliwell! I've got news for you.

Wyatt glances his head up from the documents he's examining to see his 45-year old G.I Joe-like editor.

WYATT

Yes, Mr. Pierson?

ROLAND PIERSON

I've just had a run through your photographs, and I must say…

Seeing the doubtful look on Mr. Pierson's face, Wyatt is already preparing for the worst.

ROLAND PIERSON

… they're incredibly vibrant. You have a natural talent in the field!

Wyatt lets out a sigh of relief.

WYATT

Really? Thanks! I thought you were going to say the opposite. It's really hard to read you, always the unpredictable person that you are.

ROLAND PIERSON

(Laughs)

Don't I make such a great cliffhanger? Look, I'm going to give you a special task. We're doing a double cover for the next two months' edition. If you can bring me a killer photo that knocks my socks off, one of the covers will be yours. Are you up for the challenge?

WYATT

Yeah, sure. And the topic?

ROLAND PIERSON

That would be yours to decide. We don't have a specific theme for that one.

WYATT

Okay. I'm on it. Thank you so much, Sir.

Mr. Pierson leaves. Wyatt couldn't believe what he just heard. He goes back to his work.

WYATT

(More to himself)

Perfect, Wyatt. This is one hell of an opportunity. Don't blow it.

At one corner of the office, the lift opens, revealing the sight of GWEN CARLSON, 25, with a dark blue suit and a natural make-up on her face. She steps out of the lift along with other workers. She's in the middle of a conversation on her cell phone.

GWEN

So do you want me to keep all the copies? … Alright, then. Remember, you don't have to change anything to the original 'cause it all looks glittery enough. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. … That's fantastic. If there's anything, just drop me a line, okay? I'll be in my office.

She puts her cell phone back in her bag. As she walks pass the area, she examines her surroundings. She stops as she spots Wyatt from a distance. A look of excitement lights up her face. Wyatt is still going through his papers on the table when he notices a mint candy flying over in his direction. It slowly lands on the table as if driven by magic. Wyatt is startled. He looks up to see Gwen standing right in front of him. Both of them are delighted to see each other.

GWEN

I suppose Mr. Busybody is your new nickname, huh?

WYATT

You can say that, Gwen, but it beats staying at home with absolutely nothing to work on. By the way, the editor just gave me a special offer.

GWEN

It's a step up for you, then. So how are you holding up?

WYATT

Considering this is the kind of job I've always wanted, you can bet I'm enjoying myself. This is your dream job too, right? Working in a magazine?

GWEN

I'm glad you remember.

WYATT

Listen. We haven't exactly found the time to catch up aside from random street encounters. So is there a chance you'd be free anytime soon?

GWEN

Yeah, starting next week, my schedule is pretty loose. Just hit me up anytime you feel like hanging out.

WYATT

Okay. I haven't lasted five months here, and I'm still trying to pick up the rhythm of the city. There are heaps of places I need to check out. Do you mind showing me around?

GWEN

God, no! Don't be a stranger. Just for the record, you should stop by Bar de Romero. Have you heard of that?

WYATT

Yeah, I've walked passed it once.

GWEN

It's where I normally lounge around. Oh, I just changed my number again yesterday so I'll write it down for you.

Wyatt points out to a tiny notepad on the edge of the table. Gwen grabs it. She then focuses her eyes on a pen and telekinetically lifts it in the air to bring it closer to her. She holds it and begins jotting down her number. Wyatt is impressed but warns her.

WYATT

You know, you shouldn't do that at a place like this.

GWEN

I can tell if someone is watching me. Look, everyone is caught up in their own business in here, okay?

They both laugh it off. Gwen hands the notepad back to him.

WYATT

Thanks.

GWEN

Call me when you're ready for the free tour.

She winks before taking off. Wyatt watches her leave with a big smile on his face. He checks out his watch.

WYATT

Break time! Just as I expected.

He starts closing the internet browsers he has opened earlier. One of the pages is the Bing search engine with the keywords 'LUMINA' and 'ASTROLOGY' on the search box. There's another with a news article on Callahan's death. He then clears his desk and motions for the lift.

EXT. STREET – DAY

Wyatt strolls down the sidewalk, carrying a Starbucks drink on his hand. The Spiral Ink Media office is a block behind him. Several young women in their business suits pass him by. He could tell that they're admiring him. He's flattered and walks with pride as though he's the most handsome man around. Suddenly, he hears jingles in his head. What started out as a normal jingle becomes increasingly disturbing. Wyatt is fully alert. He stops at the sight of a nearby alleyway at a far end and senses something wrong with that place. It appears to be associated with the jingles. Wyatt runs towards the alleyway.

EXT. ALLEYWAY – DAY

The abandoned place is filled with garbage cans at every corner. Dry leaves are spread all over the ground. Wyatt steps in. He notices a door at the dead end. It triggers him to investigate. All the leaves are blown over to the sides as Wyatt makes his way to the door. As he draws closer, he begins hearing a strange voice behind that door. He immediately pulls out the handle.

INT. DARK ROOM – DAY

He sees DEMON #1 with a dark blue robe who's about to kill a TEENAGE WITCH on a table inside a dark room. The demon presses the shrieking boy down with one hand, holding a tiny ball in the other.

DEMON #1

(To the teenage witch)

You're dead, little witch!

WYATT

Hey, asshole! Don't you know that murder is a serious crime here on Earth?

Wyatt points his finger at the demon and throws him outside through telekinesis.

EXT. ALLEYWAY – DAY

The demon falls on the ground. He then gets a new tiny ball out of his pocket and throws it at Wyatt. Wyatt instantly orbs out. The ball misses. The teenage witch witnesses the incident with disbelief. Wyatt orbs back in. The demon is angry with the trick Wyatt played out on him.

WYATT

What's the matter? Tired of playing Dare all the time?

The demon roars and is about to attack Wyatt when Wyatt sends him flying backwards. Demon #1 hits a wall. An energy ball forms on top of Wyatt's palm, and he's about to throw it to the demon. But the ball ends up knocking the garbage cans. Demon #1 laughs sarcastically.

DEMON #1

The game is over!

WYATT

I don't think so!

Wyatt concentrates as he waves both his hands. With that, Demon #1 finally burns out in flames and disappears.

WYATT

At least not for me.

Wyatt turns to the kid, who's filled with terror on his face.

WYATT

Hey, are you alright in there?

TEENAGE WITCH

They're coming.

WYATT

(Confused)

What are you talking about?

TEENAGE WITCH

They're coming to get us! Be ready before the break of dawn!

Wyatt tries to stop him, but he dashes out of the alleyway in fear. Wyatt sighs.

WYATT

Paranoia…

He glances back at the wall to make sure there's nothing left of the demon before walking away. A slightly worried look registers on his face. Outside the alleyway, the same cat that broke the vase in front of the boys' house the other night appears. The cat purrs loudly.

SWITCH TO:

INT. COUNSELING CENTRE – DAY

Chris listens to his young client, GAVIN, 20, as he describes his problems.

GAVIN

The moment she dumped me, I was stroked with insomnia. I can hardly sleep at night. I even blew it on my college assignments. Basically, I can't concentrate on anything, 'cause she always sticks in my mind.

CHRIS

Okay, don't worry, Gavin. Like I've said in our first appointment, the problem you're experiencing is really common. So you're not in it on your own. There's a process, a transition that people need to go through to heal their broken hearts, and it doesn't happen overnight. Well, it actually depends on the person, but normally it's going to take a while. You just broke up with your girlfriend two weeks ago, is that right?

GAVIN

Right. But we have been dating for four years. We've even taken a romantic gondola ride in Venice after our high school graduation. Everything was well, and then suddenly, boom! It all ended. Do you know how much it hurts to lose someone you've been sharing your life with for a long time?

CHRIS

Yes, I know. I've been in the exact same situation as you, except we didn't ride a gondola, and we didn't last four years, so congrats to you for making it that far, especially with your young age. That shows a sign of maturity. But you know bad things happen, and people go in and out of love so easily. I'm sorry it has to end for you. But I guarantee you'll get back in the saddle again soon. You can try finding a new love or even charm your ex's way back into your life.

GAVIN

It won't happen. I realized she was only in it for the money. My parents' money. After all this time…

CHRIS

There. You've got the answer. It's not true love, then. I think you'd better focus on finding someone who's not a gold-digger.

GAVIN

But how can I forget her?

CHRIS

Like I said, you can try a couple of options, such as getting yourself involved in your favorite activities. Join an automotive club, or check out your favorite gigs. Hit the clubs with your buddies and expand your social network. Who knows you'll run into someone new?

GAVIN

Okay, but I can't get her off my mind.

Chris is getting tired of hearing this, but he tries to be patient.

CHRIS

But that's simply the point. You need to do things that can help you get her off your mind. Anything that can keep you busy so you're not drowning in your own misery.

GAVIN

I tried that already, but it doesn't work.

CHRIS

It has only been two weeks, Gavin. You might need to wait for a month or so to get you back on the map.

GAVIN

But I have photos of us together in my room.

CHRIS

Get rid of those things. Lock them in a box and hide them in the basement room so they won't remind you of her. It's really important if you really want to heal. Oh, and try not to listen to songs that can make you remember all the special moments you shared together in the past.

GAVIN

(Sighs)

Thanks for all the advice, Chris. But we've been together for years. I can't just drag her out of my life, unless I get brainwashed.

CHRIS

Yeah, but isn't that your point in the first place? To forget her?

GAVIN

Yes, but I don't know, it's just hard. I can't take my mind off her.

CHRIS

Okay, that's it.

Chris couldn't handle it anymore. He's beyond annoyed. He waves both his hands so the entire room freezes, including Gavin. He touches his forehead.

CHRIS

Spare me the headache, please. Did it ever mean anything to you! Everything that I said?

He releases his frustration on Gavin, who is still under the influence of his power of molecular immobilization. Chris reaches for a glass of water at the corner of his table, but the glass instantly breaks before he even touches it. His hand is still a distance away. He gets up from his seat and walks to another table to grab a box of tissues. Just when his eyes are clearly focused on the tissues, the box immediately flies over to him. He's surprised, but quickly reacts by catching it in his hands.

CHRIS

What the hell?

As confused as he is, he quickly sets his mind straight and return to his table to wipe out the water that spills on it. Seeing the pieces of the broken glass, he looks around for a trashcan, but then realizes his freezing power has run out. Gavin is no longer stoned. Chris rushes back to his seat just in time Gavin becomes conscious of his surroundings once again. He gasps like he needs oxygen and struggles to breathe like normal. Gavin notices this.

GAVIN

Chris, are you… okay?

Chris is still breathing hard, but he's able to control it. What just happened to him is beyond his expectations.

CHRIS

I feel you.

GAVIN

What?

CHRIS

(Sympathetically)

I can feel you! I mean, I understand how your heart is really hurting and how hopeless and confused you are at this stage.

Gavin is speechless. Chris himself is in utter confusion.

INT. IMPULSE ARCADE DESIGN – DAY

The office gives out an informal vibe. It's only the size of a two-bedroom apartment with a hallway that leads to several rooms, and the interiors are filled with concert flyers, pin-ups of various indie bands, newspaper and magazine cutouts and music-related articles. But it looks cozy and personalized. An alternative rock song plays in the background. Henry attaches new promo posters on the wall. He then walks to the printer to grab the last printouts.

CUT TO:

EXT. STREET – DAY

Henry distributes flyers to random people on the sidewalk.

HENRY

Saturday Music Sensation. Talent Night at the Brick House Café. Feel free to take one. Here you go.

Someone shrieks right near where he stands. Henry turns his head around to see VANIA, a girl around his age with her roller skates on. She's struggling to keep her balance and is close enough to tripping when Henry grabs a hold of her.

HENRY

Whoa, I got you! Thank God you didn't fall! One more step and you could have crashed.

VANIA

Yeah. I'm glad you caught me. Thanks. My, I'm so bad at this. I really need to sign up for a practice lesson.

HENRY

Nah, I'm pretty sure you're just losing your balance. You'd be surprised to know I don't roller-skate at all. I don't even do skateboarding.

VANIA

Really? You look like a skater boy.

HENRY

Trust me, the only thing I'm skating through is life itself. I'm definitely not the guy Avril Lavigne wrote about in her smash hit single. So where are you from?

VANIA

Those who can read accents well had their guesses right that I'm from Russia.

HENRY

Wow, that's fascinating! I've been there a couple of times. It's one of my family's all-time favorite holiday getaways. My mom sort of loves traveling.

VANIA

That's cool.

Henry is enjoying this chat, and he could tell that Vania does as well.

HENRY

So what brings you to Seattle?

VANIA

I'm an exchange student at the University of Washington and have only been here for a month. My major is Art History.

HENRY

Oh, you're in college. So am I. I just transferred from San Francisco to the Arts Institute, which means I'm pretty new to the city as well. I found this place that I think might interest you, by the way.

(Handing her the flyer)

It's a regular hangout spot for college students. While I haven't really checked it out, I've heard nothing but positive reviews about it.

VANIA

Okay, I'll ask my friends to come along.

HENRY

We could hang out some time if you're up for it. Oh no. Where are my manners? I'm Henry.

VANIA

I'm Vania.

HENRY

It was nice meeting you, Vania. I'll see you around.

VANIA

Bye, Henry.

HENRY

Skate safely.

Vania leaves the scene. Henry realizes he only has three flyers left. He puts them in his bag and starts to walk away. Once he reaches a distance, he has a sudden headache. It's so painful that he has to lean his head against a wall while touching it. His surroundings become a blur once again. Suddenly, he gasps as a bright light flashes into his eyes and a series of images flow in his mind.

HENRY'S POV – A set of candles burn on the table. Their flames are calm and steady. There's a haunting tone accompanying the images as they play out. Suddenly, the scene jumps to a thunder rolling, followed by a vision of a knife that's ready to stab into something. The vision ends.

Back to Henry. He is in deep shock. He's breathing heavily and is even more surprised when he realizes a tall WOMAN in her 50's stands beside him.

WOMAN

Young man, are you alright?

Henry is beyond shocked that not even a single word could come out of his mouth.

INT. XALIBUS'S LAIR - EVENING

The dark and stale place resembles a cave, with only fires lighting up the way. A group of demons are gathering in a circle in the middle of the lair. Xalibus stands at one corner, examining the old book. Someone calls him out from behind. He turns around to see one of his henchmen, DEMON #2.

DEMON #2

Xalibus, rumor has it another one of our members just got blasted out.

XALIBUS

By who?

DEMON #2

I have no idea. But I heard something about a Twice-Blessed witch.

Xalibus raises his eyebrows.

XALIBUS

Ah, the most powerful witch in the world!

DEMON #2

Help me refresh my memory.

XALIBUS

He's the son of a Charmed One. The Charmed Ones held a reputation as the most powerful witches ever to roam the earth. There's no evil they can't destroy. Now that they're retired, it's up to the next generation to carry on with the legacy, and he happens to be on the front line.

DEMON #2

Well, what are we waiting for? Let's destroy him.

XALIBUS

We will! In fact, every witch whose destiny is written here will eventually be wiped out. But we need tactics. According to this book, he's not going to be fighting alone, as he will have two loyal accomplices by his side. His sibling and his relative. It could be the rebirth of a power of three. But we'll figure out a strategy. We still have plenty of time. He has already been scheduled for the fifth night of this week, so let's just stick to the plan, shall we?

Xalibus puts the book down and walks towards the circle of demons. Demon #2 follows him.

XALIBUS

And this is exactly how he's going to die.

The demons in the circle make their way for Xalibus to step in. Xalibus walks forward to a large table made of rock, where a MALE WITCH is tied up. He looks powerless. Xalibus grabs a knife on the edge of the table and points it at his chest.

MALE WITCH

Don't do this… I beg you…

With a lack of sympathy, Xalibus holds the knife up in the air and stabs the witch's chest continually. Demon #2 and the rest of the clan watch him from afar. At last, Xalibus stops with the stabbing. The witch is no longer breathing. Fresh red blood flows abundantly from his chest and his mouth.

CUT TO BLACK.

END OF ACT 1


ACT 2

INT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

All the lights are turned off inside, with only colorful reflections of the stained glass windows illuminating the living room. The main door opens. Wyatt enters.

WYATT

Chris, are you home? I've got some cheesecake here with me. Henry? Where are you guys?

He carries a load of plastic bags in his hands, so he heads over to a nearby table with a mirror above it to put them all down. He looks for the bag with the cheesecake and separates it from the rest. Just when he stares at the mirror, Xalibus stands behind him. Wyatt gasps, but as soon as he turns around, Xalibus is gone. A haunting female voice slowly echoes in his ears.

LUMINA (O.S)

Find it… Xalibus is coming… Find…

The mysterious voice sends shivers down Wyatt's spine. He quickly turns on the light and makes his way towards a small room near the back of the house.

SPARE ROOM

The Book of Shadows lies on a stand right near a window. Wyatt reaches for it and starts waving his hands on top of it. The pages are turning, but none of the results match what he's looking for. He repeats the step, only to fail once again. This frustrates him.

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET – NIGHT

The street is quiet, and the air is perfectly still. But the sky is starless and is covered with clouds, an indication of rain pouring down. Chris and Henry are having a light conversation as they walk their way home.

CHRIS

At last, I can escape from the possibility of a major headache. Thanks for hearing my vent, cous.

HENRY

Don't mention it. What do you suppose a day off is for, Chris?

CHRIS

I swear I could've smashed that guy into pieces if I have lost my sanity. I hope he won't keep popping by.

HENRY

He sounded really pathetic, alright. You should've told him to quit watching too many Shakespeare. Otherwise, he's going to jump off a bridge if he can't get over that girl.

CHRIS

Exactly. I gave him that advice, but he won't listen. He kept on spinning in the same circle over and over again. What else am I supposed to say? Seriously, if my empathy power didn't kick in, I really could've strangled him.

HENRY

Hold it. You're now an empath?

CHRIS

That's the part I wanted to tell you. Something weird just happened to me today.

HENRY

Seriously? Like what? 'Cause I may have been on the same boat as you are. Spill.

Chris is surprised at hearing that.

CHRIS

Alright, but you're up next. So I came to a point where I was really irritated, and I decided to freeze him. That's where I found out I've been having an overload.

HENRY

What do you mean?

CHRIS

My powers are rapidly advancing in a not so normal way. I can't have all of them emerging at once. It's way beyond the limit.

HENRY

Yeah, I've never heard such a case before. But my mom once told me if something like that happens, something big is about to hit. What does your mom say about this?

CHRIS

Nothing we haven't already known. I'm trying to work out the equation. So what's your story?

Chris notices Henry touching his forehead.

CHRIS

Henry, are you okay?

HENRY

It's that painful headache again.

CHRIS

Have you been taking the doctor's medication regularly?

HENRY

I did, but now I know the problem precedes that. I had visions today, Chris.

CHRIS

What visions?

Henry couldn't talk. He quickly bends down, it seems that he's in deep pain.

HENRY

God, it hurts like hell!

CHRIS

Okay, home is just a block away. Can you walk? Oh, forget it. No one's around. Let's just orb.

Chris helps Henry up. Behind one of the bushes, a dark figure curiously stares at them. He watches as they both disappear in swaddling orbs. The moonlight finally reveals his face. It's ALOKAR, a spiky-haired guy in an early to mid-20's look with a leather jacket a la James Dean. Now that the street is empty, he disappears from view.

SWITCH TO:

INT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

Wyatt is still in the spare room. He's lost in his own thought. Suddenly, the door cracks open, causing him to jolt. It's his brother.

WYATT

It's about time you show, 'cause I'm going to need your helping hands to solve this big mystery.

CHRIS

Why does it sound so familiar? Something mysterious happened to me at the counseling center. How do you sum up these terms? Empath. Telekinetic orbing. Molecular combustion. All surfacing at the same time.

WYATT

(Stunned)

That's easy. Perfection!

CHRIS

Wrong. Abberation!

WYATT

(Ruffles Chris's hair)

Your powers are growing, little brother. What's there to be somber about?

CHRIS

Well, they surely freaked me out, since they violated the codes of power advancement. I can't just have multiple powers at the same time.

WYATT

You're right. They usually come around one at a time.

CHRIS

And it's not just me. Henry said he had visions.

WYATT

What visions? Where is he now?

HENRY (O.S)

I'm right here.

Wyatt and Chris notice their cousin walking right through the door, holding a glass of water in one hand.

CHRIS

Henry, let us know what you saw.

HENRY

Burning candles, a rolling thunder, a stabbing knife… They're sort of jumpy. I don't know. Maybe they were just products of my hallucination.

WYATT

I don't think so. It sounded like a premonition-to-be. Wow, you're going to have a real magical power, cous!

HENRY

As much as I'd love that, Wyatt, I doubt it's going to happen soon. Did you find anything on the L word? I don't mean the TV show. Lumina.

WYATT

That's exactly what I'm going to tell you guys. She just spoke to me.

CHRIS

What? She dropped by our place?

WYATT

No, I've never even met her.

Both Chris and Henry glance at him in utter confusion.

WYATT

I have no idea who she is and what she does, but the voice of a woman just whispered through my ears as soon as I arrived home. Can I say haunting? Somehow, I'm sure it was Lumina.

HENRY

Okay, I take it she's a dead gypsy.

WYATT

She warned us about the coming of… Oh, damn it! I forgot.

CHRIS

She mentioned a name?

WYATT

Yes, but I can't recall what it is. This morning, I saved a fellow witch from a demon attack who also gave me the same foreshadowing. He told me to get ready before dawn arrives and ran off immediately. I could've stopped him for a brief interrogation if I never have thought of him as insane.

CHRIS

May I ask why the Book of Shadows is open?

WYATT

I was searching for an answer. Lumina urged me to find something. Notice the key word here. Find. But she left out any hint, so I have to do the work by myself. But as of now, nothing comes up.

The sound of a thunder startles them. Tiny drops of rain spatter all over the glass window. The haunting voice of Lumina echoes once again, this time in all of their ears.

LUMINA (O.S)

Find it… Hurry… Find…

HENRY

Find what?

WYATT

You could hear her?

Henry nods.

CHRIS

I hear her too. How can we find it if we haven't even got the slightest clue?

HENRY

Also, what is it that she's trying to point out?

The pages of the Book of Shadows begin flipping on their own. By the time it stops, the boys quickly gather around the book. Chris reads out the entry. Wyatt is surprised as he sees the picture.

CHRIS

Xalibus. An upper-level demon that's highly respected in the hierarchy of Evil. With a wrinkled facial feature and a long dark robe as his trademark, he absorbs the powers of currently active witches by way of a tiny marble-shaped device, which can also generate a lightning bolt that will strangle and eventually cause death to the targets afterwards. He is the head of a large organization with a long-term mission to destroy all lines of witches on Earth. The time of their full ascension is the night of an exceptionally rare equinox that injects them with twice the strength required to fulfill their mission.

HENRY

I'm afraid it could be the Iverendu. According to this astrology of magic book I once read, it's the scientific name used to describe the unusual equinox, where the sun drifts away from the two celestial points of the equator and is aligned with the moon and Mars. Not much information is known about it except that everyone born with magical powers will be going through a series of heavy trials during the pre-event week. The instability of their powers is one sign of the trial. Maybe the demons are taking advantage of this situation to kill us.

CHRIS

Henry, you are so right! Now I remember. The creatures of the Underworld absorb most of their energy from Mars. Maybe it's the Iverendu after all. The equinox will last for five days, with the fifth being the most destructive. Dad said this event will take place twenty five years after 2003.

(To Wyatt)

That's your birth year, right, Wyatt?

Wyatt is caught up in his own mind. He doesn't respond.

CHRIS

Hello? Mr. Twice Blessed?

Wyatt is now sucked back to reality.

WYATT

Sorry. I just realized Xalibus is the name I missed out on. He was actually standing in the mirror right behind me before Lumina's voice came along, but he disappeared as soon as I turned around.

HENRY

I'm glad nothing worse really happened.

CHRIS

But he's going to strike back if we don't do something about it soon. Let's see.

(Continues reading)

It says here that although there hasn't been a proven method to vanquish Xalibus, there is a way one can take to prevent Xalibus's attack. One must gather with members of his/her family and relatives who occupy the same area, and together in a coven, they are to recite a special incantation to seal their powers before the equinox.

HENRY

That's a pretty dull hobby he's got, don't you think? Wiping out that many witches. I mean, how many are there in this whole planet?

WYATT

Considering what Hitler can do to the Jews back in those days, it's probably worth everything for Xalibus to adapt the same conniving mind and put an axe to all races of witches with a snap. So let's get busy.

Henry touches his head in pain once again. He motions for the couch.

WYATT

Henry, what's wrong?

Both his cousins' voices are blurred out as Henry gets a premonition.

HENRY'S POV – The Underworld comes into view. Xalibus is holding a large thick book in front of his fellow demons and is about to throw it into a burning fire.

Back to reality. Henry tries to recover from his feeling of shock. Wyatt and Chris help him out.

WYATT

Did you have another vision?

HENRY

We have to find it.

CHRIS

What?

HENRY

A book. A large, thick and worn out book that Xalibus is holding. I saw a glimpse of the Underworld. Xalibus is about to stash the book into an ocean of fire. I think that's what Lumina was trying to imply.

WYATT

At last, the pieces are starting to fall in the right place. See, I told you it's a premonition! I'm happy you finally got what you've been asking for all this time.

HENRY

Yeah, well, thanks. So how are we going to work this out?

WYATT

Can you both start on the spell? I'll catch up with you guys after passing the news on to Gwen. We'll crack Xalibus's lair once we've got everything ready.

Chris rolls his eyes.

CHRIS

Suit yourself. If you want to have a brief sexy moment with your high school sweetheart before the end of the world.

Wyatt grabs his cell phone and leaves the room.

SWITCH TO:

INT. GWEN'S APARTMENT – NIGHT

BATH ROOM

Gwen is relaxing in a bathtub filled with warm water and soap bubbles. Light blue candles surround the corners of the bathroom. Vintage rock music plays on the radio that's also inside. Her cell phone rings. She reaches behind and sees Wyatt's name showing up on the screen.

INTERCUT WITH:

EXT. FRONT PORCH – NIGHT

Wyatt stands alone, holding the cell phone in his hand.

GWEN

Hi, Wyatt.

WYATT

Gwen! I'm glad you're answering. You used to switch your phone to silent in the evening.

GWEN

(Grins)

Let's just say I'm now fully aware of the importance of emergency calls. Ready to book the free tour?

WYATT

No, Gwen. This is serious! Have you heard of the Iverendu?

Gwen is fully alert.

GWEN

Oh, that. Yes. I've been notified by a friend a couple of days ago, and I've already cast a powerful protection spell for myself. I'm fine now.

WYATT

Are you sure?

GWEN

Trust me, Wyatt. You don't have to worry about me. In fact, I think it's time for me to worry about you. I'm sorry I didn't bring it up this morning at the office.

WYATT

It's okay. My brother, cousin and I are working on it.

GWEN

Hurry up, Wyatt. Do you need any help?

WYATT

No, thanks. We know our way around, really. Just be careful, Gwen. Take care of yourself.

GWEN

You too, Wyatt. Thanks for the call.

WYATT

Bye.

INT. GWEN'S APARTMENT – NIGHT

Wyatt hangs up. Gwen puts the cell phone back on the floor and then smiles as she reminisces about the good old days. But then she quickly throws out a worried look. She hears someone knocking on the door. Gwen rises up from the tub and covers herself with a towel. She gets out of the room and walks over to the front door. Light blue candles are all over the place.

GWEN

Who is it?

Gwen slowly opens the door. It's ALEXA ROXBURY, 22, wearing a tight black jacket and a pair of black leather boots. She has rosy cheeks and a slightly dark and wavy hair.

ALEXA

Hey, girl!

GWEN

Alexa! It's you. I didn't know you were going to swing by. Look at me. I'm undressed.

ALEXA

I'm sorry. I should've called.

GWEN

No, no! It's a wonderful surprise. Come in.

She invites her in, but Alexa refuses.

ALEXA

Thanks, Gwen, but I actually got some stuff to do. I'm only here to give you this, as I promised the first time we met, and it's probably the most essential weapon to drive away all things evil.

Alexa pulls out a transparent plastic filled with white powder from her bag and hands it to Gwen.

GWEN

Okay, how do I use this?

ALEXA

It's an extra herb my grandma made for you. She mixed a powder with pieces of old fig leaves from Salem that she has grinded, which, according to her, gives a long-lasting effect for protection. Just pour it on the balcony floor and the corners of this entrance door, and you'll be a hundred percent safe over the course of the equinox.

GWEN

Wow, your grandma certainly knows a great deal about magical ingredients.

ALEXA

I guess being a former apothecary supplies her with all the skills.

GWEN

Are you sure this is all going to work?

ALEXA

Just put your trust in my grandma. She's the expert. You are going to make it through.

GWEN

You will too. Thanks, Alexa. I really appreciate what you've done. I wish I have something more to offer.

ALEXA

Ah, it's no big deal. I'm glad to be of help. Have a lovely night, new friend.

GWEN

You too, darling. Have fun in your class tomorrow.

Gwen watches Alexa leaving the hallway, and then closes the door. She places the plastic bag inside one of the kitchen's wardrobe and goes back inside the bathroom.

EXT. SEATTLE – NIGHT

A night view of the Seattle cityscape overcast by the heavy rain. Despite the rain, a group of stars lit up the dark sky, forming themselves in the shape of a pentagram. The camera speeds down from the scene to…

EXT. XALIBUS'S LAIR – NIGHT

Xalibus and Demon #2 are having a discussion at one corner.

XALIBUS

Almost time. Be gone, witches!

Xalibus grabs his black marble out of the robe and raises it high in the air. A thunderbolt hits one of the rocky ceilings, crushing them into pieces.

END OF ACT 2


ACT 3

EXT. XALIBUS'S LAIR – NIGHT

A garden lies outside encompassed by thick bushes. Wyatt orbs in behind one of the bushes. He studies the environment to make sure no demon is lurking around.

WYATT

(Whispers)

Chris…

Chris orbs in right beside him.

CHRIS

I've got all the necessary potions with me, just in case we need them.

WYATT

Have you double-checked? You don't want to end up with a twisted leg again, like that time in junior college when you threw in the wrong vial and you were sent over to a brick wall, with your foot stuck in-between rocks. Too bad you had to stick around at home for a few days.

CHRIS

Which brought me the benefit of not having to do my presentation in front of the whole Psychology II class.

WYATT

I almost forgot you were camera shy back then. No wonder Dad had to sign you up for a Personality Development program at John Robert Powers.

CHRIS

(Annoyed)

Can we skip the reminiscence and focus on the present, which is now? Hello? We are in the middle of a battlefield!

WYATT

Right-o.

CHRIS

So I guess that must have been the entrance door.

Chris points to an iron door located a few distances away from them. They both silently approach the door and try to break the lock. After a few failed attempts, Wyatt concentrates on the lock, and blue laser lights emit from his eyes, burning it down. He pushes through the door.

CHRIS

Why am I always filled with envy every time you do that?

WYATT

Envy is a pretty strong word for someone who just acquired a handful pack of powers. May I remind you who's been telling us to keep our minds on our mission?

INT. XALIBUS'S LAIR - NIGHT

They slowly make their way through the door and stroll down a dark passageway until a dim light at the end of the passageway greets them. As they reach closer, a sound of laughter and chattering nearby can be heard. They notice Xalibus lighting up a fire with members of his organization surrounding him. Bending down to prevent them from being seen, Wyatt and Chris observe the whole scene from above. There's a wooden stairway right beside them, which will lead them down. Wyatt carefully examines the place until his eyes are laid on a thick book lying on a wooden table at one corner.

WYATT

Bingo! That's got to be it.

SWITCH TO:

Xalibus calls for Demon #2. Demon #2 pushes through the crowd to get to his leader.

DEMON #2

Ready to launch the plan, Xalibus?

XALIBUS

Definitely. I can hardly wait. Bring the book over! As soon as every inch of this record is burned in the flame, all pre-written destinies will be washed away for the rest of eternity.

Demon #2 steps out from the crowd to the table when everything in the lair freezes. Xalibus, Demon #2 and the rest of the demons are stoned. Chris lowers his hands after performing his duty.

CHRIS

Finally, it's your turn, Wy.

WYATT

(Proudly)

I'd be more than honored.

Wyatt manages to orb the book telekinetically into his hands. But the book falls on the ground near where the demons are standing.

CHRIS

C'mon, Wy. Concentrate!

Wyatt is deeply focused now and raises one of his hands again. This time, the book makes it in his hands.

WYATT

Ah, so much for power breakdown.

CHRIS

Okay, is it just me or is the fire the only thing that's not freezing?

Wyatt and Chris fully notice the fire in the middle, which is still left burning. Wyatt acts unsurprised.

WYATT

It's the Flame of Virtue, Chris. It's not affected by any witch's power. Remember all those lessons Dad taught us when we were in elementary school?

CHRIS

Oh. Here I thought I was the only one who's paying attention. C'mon, let's ace this ugly place.

Both of them orb out just in time the freezing power expires. Everyone in the lair is back in motion. Demon #2's jaw drops once he sees no sign of the book.

DEMON #2

Xalibus, you didn't hand in the book to anybody, right?

XALIBUS

Don't be foolish! Why would I?

DEMON #2

It's missing. I saw it there a few minutes ago. I swear.

Xalibus is filled with rage, as if he has an image of the one who took it.

EXT. THE HALLIWELL TOWNHOUSE – NIGHT

Henry flips through the pages of a hardcover Wiccan reference book in the living room. Stacks of magic-related magazines and books are piled up on the coffee table. He goes through all pages of the textbook with speed. All of a sudden, he comes across a picture of two twin girls in their adolescence slipped in one of the pages. He looks sad as he stares at it. But he decides to concentrate on his work and continues turning pages until he stops over a description with the following term in the header: 'Old Book of Prophecy'. He scans all the paragraphs in that section. Seeing a half-eaten bar of Kit Kat right in front of him, he stops for a moment to grab the chocolate and takes a bite at it. A strange cracking sound can be heard from outside. Henry slowly rises up, grabs a gun from the coffee table drawer and approaches the door. He opens it, and there's no one around. Just as he finishes locking it back, somebody is behind him.

WYATT (O.S)

What are you up to, cous?

Adrenaline kicks in, which causes Henry to aim the gun at Wyatt.

WYATT

Whoa, whoa! It's me!

Henry lets out a sigh of relief and puts the gun back in the drawer.

HENRY

I thought you were someone else. Did you get a hold of the book?

Chris walks right in from the kitchen, carrying with him the old book.

CHRIS

Yup, here it is. I'm still trying to figure out why Xalibus wanted to get rid of it so badly. There's nothing in here than boring old Nostradamus-style writings. At least that's what came into mind when I peeked at it.

He places the book on the coffee table.

HENRY

It's not what you think it is, Chris. You both won't believe what I found.

Henry quickly snatches the reference book from the table, which is still open to the respective page and shows it to his cousins.

HENRY

It's an old book of prophecy. For hundreds of decades, it has been securely locked in an underground chamber by a God-sent apprentice. Featured inside are billions of prophesized destinies for people with extraordinary powers, which will prevail unless the book is destroyed.

WYATT

You were really speedy with the research, and for it to be so accurate.

HENRY

Believe me, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere if my mom never forced me to read as many books as I could ever since forever.

CHRIS

Well, thanks to you, we finally know what to do next. We've got to store it back in the right place.

WYATT

Or else, every witch in our generation will suffer the consequences of losing their destinies. I'm sure ours is written somewhere. We can't let that happen.

Both Chris and Henry agree with Wyatt.

HENRY

How are we going to find out where the chamber is?

CHRIS

You're right. We have no idea.

WYATT

Not without a spell. I remember I've written one. So I'll give it a shot.

Chris and Henry watch Wyatt trying to recapture his memory of the spell.

WYATT

(Touches the book of prophecy as he concentrates)

And so I have this intention

Of seeking the right direction

But my limited mind prevents me from knowing

So show me the path worth traveling

Glittery lights dance in the air before they disappear in a matter of seconds.

WYATT

It's located opposite the place Callahan Morgan was murdered.

CHRIS

The god of all witches? He's only twice as strong as you are. I can't believe he passed.

WYATT

Which shows how apocalyptic this situation could be.

INT. UNDERGROUND CHAMBER – NIGHT

The room with the stand and the glowing blue ray comes into view. Wyatt, Chris and Henry orb in. Wyatt has the book in his grip.

CHRIS

It's time to restore it back to where it belongs.

HENRY

Unbelievable! Everything's super-clean.

CHRIS

This place must have been magically guarded, which keeps it away from all the dust and dirt, although I can't really say it's as clean as ice.

Wyatt walks over to the stand and carefully places the book on top.

WYATT

Safe at last. Let's do the incantation in front of the old shed outside. After the spell, I gained access to extra information that our powers are the strongest when we seal them at a wide-open space.

SWITCH TO:

EXT. LAWN – NIGHT

The pentagram-shaped constellation remains on the sky. The boys are cornering a tree bark surface with mosses around the edges. A wooden bowl lies in the middle of it. Chris pours a green chemical on top of dried fig leaves that have been half-crushed. Pop! A tiny explosion occurs, unleashing a thick white smoke. Chris starts to stir the bowl with a short tree ranch.

HENRY

I keep on visualizing Old Faithful springing out.

CHRIS

Well, I guess your imagination runs way too deep. But I admire your sheer creativity. Uh oh. Wyatt, we sort of need a wee bit more leaves.

WYATT

Hmmm… There should be some around here. I'll go look for them. You guys stay here, all right?

CHRIS

Be careful, bro.

Wyatt stands up and begins searching. He heads for the back of the lawn behind the old shed.

CHRIS

Why don't we take turns? Here.

Chris hands Henry the tree ranch, allowing his cousin to stir.

HENRY

When am I ever going to master this?

CHRIS

Intensive training is all you need, cous. Surely you've got to start somewhere and build your way up. You're doing pretty awesome already, so it's just a matter of repetition.

Henry appreciates Chris's encouragement.

HENRY

Yeah, you're right.

SWITCH TO:

Wyatt bends down as he picks up fig leaves that are scattered across the backyard. Dead trees encircle the whole yard. He chucks them into a small plastic bag. Xalibus stands a few distances away behind him, out of his awareness. But then he feels the presence of danger. He quickly looks behind. Nobody is there. After eyeing the place closely, he decides to return to his work. But as soon as he turns his head back around, Demon #2 is standing right in front of him, punching him down. Wyatt struggles to get back on his feet, but Demon #2 keeps on throwing more punches, sending him back to the ground.

Back at the front, Chris and Henry are fully alerted by the sound of a fistfight. They become worried.

Demon#2 still throws out a fist at Wyatt, who looks extremely weak.

DEMON #2

Damn you for ruining our plan!

Demon#2 forces him up on his knee and holds his shoulder firmly. Xalibus shows up, slowly approaching him.

XALIBUS

Well, well, well. Isn't this the Julius Caesar of the Magic World? I'm quite disappointed to see you in this situation. I was expecting more from this Twice Blessed witch. What is it that makes him so special in the eyes of others?

Wyatt takes it as an insult, and so he tries to find a comeback, but couldn't think of any. He's still in Demon #2's grip.

WYATT

(Heaving)

You wanted to murder my clan. What kind of a racist jerk would come up with such a ludicrous mind!

Xalibus smacks him on the head.

XALIBUS

Don't you dare to address a head chief like that! Anyway, I was supposed to kill you the day after tomorrow, but now that you're at sight, I figured it'd be much more satisfying to see you dead earlier.

Xalibus's evil smile follows as he gets the black marble out. He holds it in Wyatt's direction, ready to end his life when he is telekinetically thrown backwards, causing the lightning bolt to hit the rooftop of the old shed. Chris shows up.

CHRIS

I personally think that proves to be more satisfying.

(To Demon #2)

You're next, Mister!

Chris then points his finger at Demon #2 and sends him flying to the opposite direction.

WYATT

(Weakly)

Chris…

Chris runs over to Wyatt.

CHRIS

Are you okay, Wy?

Wyatt can still find the humor in all this.

WYATT

I'm not dead, right? So, yeah.

Wyatt notices Xalibus in total wreck, but he's still strong enough to point the marble towards him and Chris.

WYATT

Watch out, Chris!

Wyatt shoves Chris aside just in time the lightning strikes. The two of them roll over to the other side of the ground.

Demon #2 glares at them from a distance and prepares to jump at them with a knife.

DEMON #2

Stupid witches!

Before he even begins, he trips over a foot and falls flat on his face. Henry kicks his stomach really hard a few times, causing him to growl in pain.

HENRY

It seems to me you're the stupid one. I have to admit you're one hell of a fighter, but you lack style. You should train with my dad, but he probably would lock you up behind bars.

Demon #2 eyes him with disgust. Henry smirks at him and catches up with his cousins.

WYATT

Not a bad move you got there.

HENRY

Need a hand?

Henry and Chris help Wyatt up, not realizing he has already regained his strength.

WYATT

Thanks, guys. Now watch Wyatt back in action.

He starts to project his mind out of his body. Xalibus and Demon #2 are trying to balance themselves after being knocked over. Wyatt appears behind each of them, grabbing them by the robes and flings them even further. Chris and Henry watch from afar. Chris quickly grabs the plastic bag with the fig leaves inside.

HENRY

Excellent, cous!

CHRIS

I sure hope he won't spend too much time showing off.

The Wyatt in front of them is back in motion.

WYATT

Let's go, boys!

CUT TO:

Wyatt, Chris and Henry rush back to the tree bark surface at the front lawn. Wyatt casts a blue protective shield for his brother and cousin. Smoke still arises out of the bowl. Chris dumps all the leaves into the bowl and stirs them continuously. The smoke grows even thicker.

HENRY

Do you reckon it's enough?

CHRIS

I think this will do.

WYATT

We'd better hurry up, or else, we're doomed.

Xalibus makes his way towards them like a madman. He brings about the Flame of Virtue across the lawn.

WYATT

Come on, let's start chanting!

WYATT/CHRIS/HENRY

Let the midnight hour cast its shadow, but deliver us from the face of sorrow. Let the midnight hour cast its shadow, but deliver us from the face of sorrow. Let the midnight hour cast its shadow, but deliver us from the face of sorrow.

After the third chant, the Flame of Virtue moves at a wild pace and swallows the entire body of Xalibus. Xalibus lets out a loud roar before he burns. The flame eventually vanishes. As soon as the pentagram-shaped constellation disappears, the night becomes still once again.

HENRY

And so we thought he could never be vanquished.

WYATT

I'm pretty sure we've nailed our job.

CHRIS

(Sighs)

So long, Xalibus.

Aurora lights appear on the sky above them.

INT. LUMINA'S MAGIC SHOP – NIGHT

Lumina has witnessed Xalibus's destruction on her crystal ball. Sheer happiness glows on her face.

LUMINA

Blessed be, boys.

She blows out a candle on the table. The room is pitch black.

FADE OUT.

END OF ACT 3


ACT 4

EXT. STREET – EVENING

Wyatt walks on the sidewalk, passing through random people along the way. Both his hands are tucked in the pockets of his black leather jacket. He runs into Gwen.

WYATT

Gwen!

GWEN

Wyatt! Why do we keep on bumping into each other at the exact same place every single time?

WYATT

(Grins)

I don't know. Coincidence always has its way around, I guess.

GWEN

Tell me about it. I'm glad the Iverendu is over.

WYATT

So am I. I'm glad we survived.

GWEN

Yeah.

(Pauses)

Well, I guess I'd better run. When's the free tour going to happen?

WYATT

Whenever you're free, I guess. Just hit me up.

GWEN

Got it.

They smile at each other. Gwen then walks past him. Wyatt glances at her with admiration for a few seconds before he continues his steps. He reaches a less crowded area, where he spots two familiar faces in front of him.

HENRY

What's with all the rosy cheeks?

CHRIS

Most likely, he just had another chance encounter with his ex-girlfriend.

WYATT

Is that a crime?

CHRIS

No. We're just happy when you are.

HENRY

I second that.

WYATT

Right. This sort of reminds me of our little collaboration the other night, which we handled pretty well.

Chris and Henry smile at him. The three of them walk together.

WYATT

But I don't know what the future has in store for us.

HENRY

I doubt anybody would know, Wyatt.

CHRIS

Nobody except fortunetellers for sure.

They suddenly notice Lumina's Magic Shop right at the opposite side of the street.

CHRIS

Oh, my. Don't tell me it's the Lumina whose voice has been haunting us all this time.

HENRY

There's a chance it could be her.

WYATT

Maybe she was casting a warning spell to whoever is connected to this whole issue, which makes us pretty special.

CHRIS

Well, we are special. Our moms are legends.

WYATT

Exactly. While we're here, don't we all want to stop by to thank her for what she has done? After all, we wouldn't have found out about Xalibus and revamped our powers if it weren't for her.

HENRY

That's right. We could send her our gratitude and ask for a forecast on our future lives.

CHRIS

Ah, we don't really need that. We've got each other's back, remember? So whatever the future holds for us, we'll be able to get through it. Wouldn't you think?

Both Wyatt and Henry nod in agreement.

HENRY

No matter how ready we are or how ready we are not, which I'm probably not, we can fight all faces of evil.

WYATT

I take it none of us is truly ready. Not even me. But if we could handle Xalibus, I'm sure we could handle the others. The three of us are stuck here in this big city. As our parents have always put it, family sticks together, right?

CHRIS

I couldn't agree more.

HENRY

So what do we call ourselves?

CHRIS

Hmm… The new Charmed Ones, I suppose?

WYATT

I think it's about time the world welcomes an all-new power of three.

The boys laugh as they cross the street to Lumina's Magic Shop.

SWITCH TO:

INT. UNDERWORLD – EVENING

Demon #2 approaches two bodyguards in front of a large wooden door.

DEMON #2

I came here to speak to the High Priestess. I'm a member of Xalibus's organization.

They let him pass. Once he has stepped in, they close back the door. Demon #2 slowly walks towards DIVARKAZ, a bald woman wearing a dark hooded robe. She has sharp red eyes. Demon #2 bows in front of her.

DEMON #2

Divarkaz, my Master, we have lost our great leader, Xalibus.

Divarkaz remains at her seat without moving or saying anything, but from the look in her eyes, she is filled with fury.

INT. THE HALLIWELL HOUSE – EVENING

SPARE ROOM

The Book of Shadows closes itself. The triquetra symbol glows a mysterious blue.

FADE OUT.

END OF ACT 4

* END OF EPISODE *