Charmed (1998–2006)
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Love Hurts 

Leo returns to San Francisco to beg the sisters to protect a woman who is being stalked by a demonic stalker.


James Whitmore Jr. (as James Whitmore)


Constance M. Burge (created by), Chris Levinson | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Ted King ... Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King)
Dorian Gregory ... Darryl Morris
Brian Krause ... Leo Wyatt
Michael Trucco ... Alec
Carlos Gómez ... Inspector Rodriguez (as Carlos Gomez)
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Daisy
Don Brunner ... Inspector Anderson
Tom Yi ... Motel Manager


A gravely hurt Leo appears at the manor, asking the Halliwell sisters to protect an innocent woman returning to San Francisco under his guidance. Daisy (Lisa Robin Kelly) is being stalked by a Darklighter who hunts and kills present and future Whitelighters with poisoned arrows. The Darklighter Alec (Michael Trucco) fell in love with her. Leo reveals that the Darklighter's poison is very deadly, and Piper finds an ability-switching spell in the Book of Shadows so she can use Leo's innate healing power on him. Unfortunately, this has the side-effect of switching everyone's respective abilities and they all have to try to learn to properly use them. While Prue and Phoebe manage to control each other's powers, Piper is unable to heal Leo and he dies. Afterwards, she admits her love for him and discovers that it is the trigger for his mystical ability and succeeds in healing him fully. She then tracks down Daisy, and Prue vanquishes Alec by utilizing his own magical ability against him.

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Plot Keywords:

wiccan | See All (1) »


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

19 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Piper and Prue learn that Leo is an angel or white lighter. See more »


In the bathroom scene, when Prue tries to shoot Alec with the crossbow, it goes through him and into the wall behind him. He orbs away and there is clearly no arrow in the wall behind him. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: [after Prue vanquishes Alec] You okay?
Prue Halliwell: I can't believe how much hate that took. I *never* want to feel like that again.
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References How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) See more »


How Soon is Now?
(opening credits theme)
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr
Performed by Love Spit Love
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There is good and bad love
8 September 2016 | by RealrockerhalloweenSee all my reviews

Once again fans are given a treat where the sisters are granted each other's powers and learn how to use them. Leo is the center of attention as he tries to be a guardian Angel to a woman plagued by evil. Even answering a few questions left unanswered. The comedy boys are ever present as the sisters have mishaps using their new found ability. The sweet moments are spent between Leo and Piper as they express suppressed feelings and each an understanding.

Lisa Kelly gave a great performance and left a lasting impression. Her portrayal was so vulnerable that I wanted to take her in my arms and comfort her myself. Michael Trucco seemed born to play the aggressor and if I didn't know he was an actor I'd believe he was out of his mind.

The finale actually feels like the whole episode came full circle and well rounded. The music, costumes and scenery provided a great hour of television.

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