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Swapping Powers
claudio_carvalho1 February 2007
While protecting the human and future white lighter Daisy, Leo is wounded by a poisoned arrow shot by the dark lighter Alec, who wants to seduce Daisy to procreate evil. Leo asks the Halliwell sisters to protect Daisy, and Piper casts a spell to swap the healing powers of Leo with hers, but accidentally Prue and Phoebe also switches their powers. The sisters have difficulties to handle their new acquired abilities, and Piper is unable to trigger the healing power. Meanwhile, Andy is having troubles with the Internal Affairs protecting Prue, and he is temporarily suspended from his duties.

"Love Hurts" is an excellent episode of "Charmed", presenting action, romance and comedy in adequate doses. Phoebe, as usual, has some of the best lines, such as when she says that problems are for Mondays mornings; or when she questions Prue and tells that she is not the yellow pages of innocents. When Prue says to Andy "Welcome to my world" is also great. In the end, the lesson that the pleasant power of love heals, while the painful power of hate kills. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "O Amor Dói" ("Love Hurts")
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The One Where They Swap Powers...
taylorkingston11 October 2015
Warning: Spoilers
This is one of my all-time favorite episodes from this season. I used to not like it, for a reason that I can't even remember, but now I love it. It's so good. I mean, every episode of Charmed is awesome in its own way, but this one is just so good.

In this episode, after escaping from a darklighter, Leo orbs into the sisters' home, and Prue, and Piper discover that Leo is a whitelighter. Leo is protecting a girl named Daisy, from a darklighter, which is pretty much an evil counterpart of a whitelighter, because the darklighter loves her, and won't let her go. Leo cloaks her from Alec, and goes to the Charmed Ones for help. Because Piper needs Leo to be okay, she swaps powers with him, so she can heal him. Unfortuently, the spell swapped everyone's powers. Leo has Piper's although it is never shown, Piper has Leo's, Phoebe has Prue's, and Prue has Phoebe's. Prue, and Phoebe go to find Daisy, and have to face Alec with each other's powers. In the end, Daisy is saved, and Piper is finally able to heal Leo, after she admits that she loves him. Also, Andy is suspended from the San Fransisco Police Department, and we discover that Inspector Rodriguez is actually an evil being.

Fun Fact: Phoebe uses her hands, and eyes when she has Prue's power.

Fun Fact: The Exchanging Powers spell is also used in 7x11: Ordinary Witches.

Fun Fact: Leo tells the sisters not to touch the poison arrow because it will kill them. However, in Season 4 it is revealed that only whitelighters, or part whitelighters will be affected after touching the poison.

Fun Fact: Phoebe's high school nickname "Freebie" is also mentioned in 6x17: Hyde School Reunion.

Fun Fact: Piper learns how to heal, and sense with Leo's power, but in 5x04: Siren Song, when she also gets Leo's powers, she does not know how to.

Demons: Alec.

Spells: To Exchange Powers.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.
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There is good and bad love
Realrockerhalloween8 September 2016
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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