Charmed (1998–2006)
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Piper and Leo feel lack of privacy and decide to move to a rented apartment. When they tell Prue and Phoebe, the Halliwell sisters recall their troubled relationship with their grandmother ... See full summary »


David Straiton


Constance M. Burge (created by), Chris Levinson | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Brian Krause ... Leo Wyatt
Finola Hughes ... Patty Halliwell
Jennifer Rhodes ... Penny 'Grams' Halliwell
W. Earl Brown ... Shadow / Warlock
Sherri Saum ... Ariel
Marc Bossley ... Officer
James Sie ... Shoe Salesman


Piper and Leo feel lack of privacy and decide to move to a rented apartment. When they tell Prue and Phoebe, the Halliwell sisters recall their troubled relationship with their grandmother Penny before they acknowledge that they were The Charmed Ones. Meanwhile an evil warlock and former cat forces the sisters to kill him nine times to leave definitely his past life as a cat and transform in a warlock forever. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Release Date:

22 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sherri Saum played another voodoo storyline in another Aaron Spelling show. She portrayed Vanessa Hart for 3 years on Sunset Beach from 1997 to 1999 where Virginia (Dominique Jennings) schemed against her with help from voodoo witch Mrs. Moreau (Joyce Guy). See more »


In the flashbacks Grams is worried about the girls losing their connection as sisters if they become witches which is why she plans to use the potion on them the day she dies. But the girls time traveled back to before this event and she saw they were going to be fine. See more »


Phoebe: Yeah, it's um, it's just we're more than excited that you and Leo decided to move back in... um, we sort of have to ask you to move back out again...
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


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Charmed's finest episode...
6 September 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Pre-Witched is to me the best episode of the series, simply because it is flawless. It might not be a very important episode as far as plot development in the overall season-long arc, but it wonderfully executes the present demon storyline with the Charmed Ones' lives before they received their powers. It demonstrates their grandmother's obsession with controlling her granddaughters' destiny and it shows how distant the sisters used to be. The episode has brilliant editing, as well as great performances from the three leads, who have to give themselves up to what they used to be. This might be a very simple episode, but as far as the show goes, it is emotionally charged and I wish they would have done more with their past in the future episodes. Charmed's finest.

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