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Season 1


Episode #1, ´Something Wicca This Way Comes´
Original Air Date, 10/7/98
In San Francisco, the three vastly different Halliwell sisters are reunited in the grand Victorian home of their childhood: Prue, the oldest, is driven to succeed and dislikes the free-spirited antics of the youngest sister, Phoebe. Piper, the earthy middle sister, mediates between her siblings. Phoebe discovers The Book of Shadows in the attic and their witchly are activated, igniting a bond that reaches beyond petty sisterly grudges. Prue has the power to move objects, Piper to freeze time and Phoebe to see the future. The sisters must band together to battle dark forces of the supernatural world. Keeping their powers secret could prove a challenge, since Inspector Andy Trudeau, Prue´s ex, is closing in on a serial killer preying on local witches. Piper narrowly escapes death when she discover her white-bread boyfriend, Jeremy, is the killer, an evil warlock. Sparks fly when the sisters try their first spell -- Jeremy is vanquished, and they discover the power of three.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King
Directed by John Kretchmer
Written by Constance M. Burge
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Episode #2, ´I´ve Got You Under My Skin´
Original air date: 10/14/98
The sisters attempt to keep their special powers in check. This proves especially challenging for Phoebe, who can´t resist peeking into the future when it comes to an attractive guy. That guy may look like hip New York photographer Stefan (guest star Michael Philips) but is actually Javna, a deadly demon with an eye for young ladies. He maintains his eternal youth by sucking away their life force, using the oldest line in the book (´Are you a model?´ and Phoebe falls for it. Prue rekindles her high-school romance with Andy and lands a prestigious job at an auction house but is struggling to keep her new-found witch status under wraps. Piper worries about being a good person while being witch are calmed when she enters a church unscathed. Phoebe narrowly escapes Javna´s evil eye when Prue and Piper come to her rescue. Javna is the Halliwell sisters first lesson that they have more than warlocks to worry about and much more to learn about their powers.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Michael Phillips
Directed by John T. Kretchmer
Written by Brad Kern
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Episode #3, ´Thank You For Not Morphing´
Original Air Date, 10/21/98
Barely have the sisters found about their new powers when their long-lost father resurfaces in their lives. How convenient! Piper and Phoebe never really knew Victor Halliwell, but Prue remembers all too well how he walked out on them. She gives Victor major attitude when she suspects he´s returned to steal The Book of Shadows. It seems like everyone´s in the market for a good book, because the shape-shifting neighbors have their sights set on the volume as well. They appear to be three fun-lovin´ twentysomethings, but when no one´s looking they turn into attack dogs, Prue´s boyfriend and dear old Dad, all in an attempt to finagle the book. After working out some sticky family issues, the sisters unite their powers to save Pops and make supernatural jelly of those nasty shape-shifters. But before you can say, ´Happy Father´s Day,´ Victor has vanished again from their lives and the sisters are doing it for themselves -- again.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King
Directed by Ellen Pressman
Written by Chris Levinson & Zack Estrin
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Episode #4, ´Dead Man Dating´
Original Air Date, 10/28/98
Prue tries to avoid a birthday celebration while Phoebe takes a cheesy job as a lounge psychic so she can afford a decent birthday gift. What started as a trivial way for Phoebe to use her powers for cash becomes a positive experience when she saves a man´s life. Prue is devastated when she finds Andy on a lunch date with the ex-Mrs. Trudeau, whom she didn´t know existed. Piper befriends a ghost, Mark (guest star John Cho), who was murdered by a gang leader and whose ghostly soul will be dragged to hell if his body doesn´t get a proper burial. The sisters save Mark´s soul, but Piper is brokenhearted after he vanishes. Realizing every birthday in life should be celebrated, the sisters throw a bash for Prue, who accepts a forgiving smile from Andy. After all, how can she resent his keeping a secret when she has a whopper of her own.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, John Cho
Directed by Richard Compton
Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
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Episode #5, ´Dream Sorcerer´
Original Air Date, 11/04/98
Overworked at her new job, Prue finds her beauty sleep disturbed by strange visions in which she´s taunted by a handsome man. Capable of stalking others in their dreams, he´s already succeeded in killing women while they slumber. Inspector Andy Trudeau is hot on his heels. Phoebe conjures a spell to attract men, but it turns out too strong, and Piper and Phoebe can barely escape their myriad admirers. Learning their lesson, the sisters end their romantic magic and focus on Prue, who falls into a coma after the sleep demon tries to throw her off a skyscraper. At first, Prue´s powers don´t seem to work in dreamland. But with her sisters by her hospital bed, Prue musters the strength to send the sleep demon over the edge. He dies in his sleep, just like his victims before him.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Matt Schulze
Directed by Nick Marck
Written by Constance M. Burge
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Episode #6, ´The Wedding From Hell´
Original Air Date, 11/11/98
The sisters feel evil brewing when a priest dies before a high-society wedding that Piper is catering. Uncomfortable with the priest´s mysterious death, Prue investigates a special knife that disappeared when he died. It appears the bride was responsible for the priests death and is a demon. This bride is not interested in eternal bliss but in creating more demonic offspring by putting the innocent groom under a spell to marry her. A supernatural fight ensues between the bride-to-be, her demonic wedding party and the Halliwell sisters. The demons have the magical knife that disappeared, and in the commotion, the spellbound groom ends up with the powerful weapon. The knife breaks the spell and the groom points the blade towards his former demonic fiancé and pals who get sucked into its point. During this maternal adventure Phoebe has a disturbing dream. Could Phoebe´s dream about Piper carrying Jeremy´s baby be just a nightmare or a premonition? He was, after all, her boyfriend for awhile before they realized he was a demon and destroyed him.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King
Directed by Robert Ginty
Written by Greg Elliot & Michael Perricone
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Episode #7, ´The Fourth Sister´
Original Air Date, 11/18/98
While the Prue tries to find time with Andy, Phoebe and Piper vie for the attention of a handsome handyman (guest star Brian Krause). A troubled teenager, Aviva (guest star Danielle Harris) befriends Phoebe with the hopes of joining the Halliwell coven of witches. Aviva has been lured to the dark powers of witchcraft by Kali, a priestess who appears to her through a mirror. Turns out Kali has given Aviva a mission to gain the sisters´ trust and steal their powers. Although Phoebe is originally trusting and is almost seduced by the dark powers of Kali, Prue and Piper bring her back to her senses and end Kali´s power over Aviva.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Danielle Harris, Brian Krause
Directed by Gil Adler
Written by Edithe Swensen
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Episode #8, ´The Truth Is Out There...And It Hurts´
Original Air Date: 11/25/98
Prue stumbles across a truth spell while searching the Book of Shadows for information about a demon Phoebe saw in a premonition. The spell binds all three sisters to hear and tell the truth for 24 hours. Piper uses it to get close to the handsome handyman and tell off her overbearing boss, while Phoebe tracks down the demon´s next victim. Prue learns the demon is a warlock from the future who is killing those responsible for creating a vaccine against warlocks. Phoebe protects the mother of the child who´ll one day create this vaccine, while Prue and Piper send the futuristic warlock back through a swirling tunnel of time. With time running out on the spell, Prue tells Andy she´s a witch and finds the truth is too much for him to accept. The spell ends, and no one but the sisters remember the truths.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Brian Krause, Brad Greenquist
Directed by Jim Contner
Written by Chris Levinson, Zack Estrin
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Episode #9, ´The Witch is Back´
Original Air Date, 12/16/98
Prue is attacked by a 300-year-old warlock (guest star Billy Wirth), who had been trapped in a locket by Melinda Warren, an ancestor of the Halliwell sisters burned at the stake. Seeking revenge for his containment, the warlock is after Melinda´s descendants, the Charmed Ones. He has the ability to copy powers; once he has copied theirs, there´ll be no stopping him. The sisters cast a spell to bring back Melinda (guest star Tyler Layton); they concoct a potion just in time to banish the warlock back into the locket. Turns out Prue´s coworkers were behind this devious plan to steal their powers. Piper musters up the courage to ask out the cute handyman, and Andy is frustrated by Prue´s continued involvement in bizarre police investigations.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Billy Wirth, Tyler Layton, Brian Krause
Directed by Richard Denault
Written by Sheryl J. Anderson
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Episode #10, ´Wicca Envy´
Original Air Date, 1/13/99
The Halliwell sisters are unwittingly under the control of Prue´s devious boss and secret warlock, Rex (guest star Neil Roberts). Using astral projection, Rex frames Prue for stealing a priceless tiara. As evidence mounts, Andy is forced to put Prue in jail. The sisters suspect Piper´s new handyman boyfriend; Phoebe complicates matters by dating Rex. The sisters plot a quick jailbreak so they can catch Rex and his cohort in action. The spell is broken, and the two criminals go up in a puff of smoke. Andy is quick to see that Prue is innocent and drops the charges. Piper´s new flame, Leo, makes a sincere and mysterious exit from her life.

Starring: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano
Also Starring: T.W. King, Neil Roberts, Brian Krause
Directed by Mel Damski
Written by Brad Kern, Sheryl J. Anderson
Story by Brad Kern
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Episode #11, ´Feats of Clay´
Original Air Date, 1/20/99
Phoebe´s roguish ex-boyfriend Clay (guest star Victor Browne, ´Rescue 77´) comes to town looking for a reconciliation, but his attentions have always ...
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