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Book of Shadows > Season 3  
Title: 3x17 Pre-Witched  
Creatures: 3x17 Shadow

Shadow was a familiar but is a warlock now.  Once a familiar becomes a warlock, they have until the next new moon to purge itself of its new life. If it succeeds, it becomes immortal. If it fails, it returns to its animal state for eternity. 
Shadow was a cat, so he has to shed all nine of its feline lives.

He was vanquished by the Charmed Ones.

Potions/Rituals: to contact the dead (seance):

6 candles white and purple
some burnings
white cloth

put white cloth on a table or altar, place candles around.
You will need to sweeten the air by burning cinnamon, frankincense and sandalwood. As the fire burns, concentrate on contact and the spirit and chant (If you know the mortal name of the deceased adjust the spell accordingly)

to vanquish Shadow

Nine times this evil's cheated death, 
felt no pain and kept his breath, 
this warlock standing in our midst, 
let him feel what he has missed

to contact the dead:

Beloved unknown spirit. 
We seek your guidance, 
we ask you to commune with us 
and move among us

BoS image: 3x17 Seance3x17 Seance  
Background info: Familiars

Just as Piper decides to move out with Leo, a seemingly unstoppable warlock arrives on the scene. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal the way life was just before their grandmother died. Prue was engaged, Phoebe was in trouble and Piper was desperately trying to hold her family together.

Writer: Chris Levinson and Zack Estrin  
Director: David Straiton  
Timeline: mid to end 2001, some weeks after 3x15  
Trivia: Prue and Piper shared an apartment in North Beach.

Piper and Leo met the very first time on the pavement outside the manor.
Title reference: Probably a twist from Bewitched (the series) to Pre-Witched (which could also been read as "before becoming witches")  
Bloopers: yes  
Music: -  
Co-Starring: W. Earl Brown (Shadow)
Finola Hughes (Patty Halliwell)
Sherri Saum (Ariel)
James Sie (Shoe Salesman)
Jennifer Rhodes ('Grams' Penny Halliwell)
Marc Bossley (Officer)
Pictures yes  
Random quote:

Prue: Wow, you've been thinking. That's a pretty big step for a warlock. Ugh, god, I am so sorry, that was awfully catty of me, wasn't it?
Warlock: Is this the part where I'm supposed to go "whoo, they did research" and run away?

Transcript yes  
Book of Shadows

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