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Title: 4x09 Muse to my ears  
     
Creatures: 4x09 Devlin

Devlin, awarlock who kills demons to get their powers, which is punishable by death.
By stealing the ring of inspiration and capturing muses he wants to unite warlocks, kill the Charmed Ones and  to take over the underworld.

He was vanquished by the Charmed Ones.

4x09 Melody

Muses are beings of pure light, whose purpose is to inspire peoples passion and creativity. Like angels, they guide us with an unseen hand of inspiration.





Ring Of Inspiration
Created to provide concentrated inspiration in times of need, the ring of inspiration allows the wearer to see, capture and release muses using their inspiration.
 

4x09 RakeRake, demon

Vanquished by Cole

 

Demonic Factions
Demons and Warlocks who join forces to gain placement in the hierarchy of evil.
These evil forces only intent is to destroy
the Source and gain control over all evil.

 
     
Spells:

to make a muse visible: 

Being of creativity, 
show yourself now to me, 
your light that shines upon our face, 
let our vision now embrace

to find the muse
(trapped in the ring):

Being of creativity
We call ourselves now to thee
Your light now darkened in a ring
Shall feel the power of three we bring

to make a muse invisible again:

Being of creativity
Hide yourself now from me
Your light that shines upon our face
From our vision, now erase

to vanquish Devlin:

Evil is a faithful foe, 
but good does battle best. 
We witches will, with these words, 
waste the warlocks evil zest

 
BoS image: 4x09 Muses  
     
Background info:

Muses

 
     
Summary:

As Phoebe struggles to help Cole adjust to his new life, he becomes more and more obsessed with helping her and her sisters. Meanwhile, Devlin (Anthony Starke) a warlock attempts to gather a faction to take over the underworld. His plan, to collect muses and inspire evil, leads the girls to team up with their own muse. As the boys work on a plan of their own, the girls learn the true meaning of inspiration overload.

 
     
Writer: Krista Vernoff  
Director: Joel Feigenbaum  
     
Timeline: -  
     
Trivia: Piper: What is this, Dr. Seuss? (Responding to Phoebe's excessive rhyming)
Meaning:
Dr. Seuss is a children's writer who wrote his stories in rhyme.

Phoebe: Um, honestly, Bev, I think the forties is your era. I mean, you already have this, kind of Veronica Lake thing goin' on.
Meaning:
Veronica Lake was an actress especially remembered for the films and performances from 1941-1946.

Phoebe: Bev, I'm telling you, forties night is perfect. I mean, think about it, the zoot suits, the saddle shoes, the patriotism. What more could you ask for?
Meaning:
A zoot suit is a man's suit with wide-legged, tight-cuffed, or "pegged," trousers; a long coat with wide lapels, and wide, padded shoulders.
Zoot suits first gained popularity in Harlem jazz culture in the late 1930s. The word "zoot" probably comes from the French word zut (meaning "damn!"). They were extremely popular with African-American youth and also with young Latinos, most particularly in the Los Angeles Chicano community. In March of 1942, the War Production Board banned zoot suit production, because it deemed the style wasteful of valuable suiting material during wartime. But the fashion persisted, despite restrictions placed on the amount of fabric in the production of garments.
The young men who wore these suits were accompanied by girls dressed all in black. They were called the black widows.

When Cole dances with Phoebe at P3 in the last scene his uniform shows the rank of Air Force Colonel 1. Grade.
 
     
Title reference: Refers to the saying "News to my ears"  
Bloopers: yes  
Music: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
(Charmed Ones arriving at P3)

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me
(Piper freezing P3)

Stardust
Artist: Hoagy Carmichael
(instrumental version in final scene)
 
     
Co-Starring: Cindy Ambuehl (Bev)
Anthony Starke (Devlin)
Siobhan Flynn (Melody)
John Prosky (Congressman)
Chad Kukahiko (Jackson)
Jorge-Luis Pallo (Hector)
Graham Skiels (Homeless Man/Demon)
Harley Zumbrum (Jake)
 
     
Pictures yes  
     
Random quote:

Phoebe: Where are you going?
Piper: Uh, P3.
Phoebe: At 9:00 in the morning. Don't club kids sleep in? Uh, what if there's an attack?
Piper: At 9:00 AM. Don't demons sleep in?
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