This site has been saved as an online resource for Charmed fans. The site has not been updated since November 2009.
Some external links may have expired, but where possible, any internal links have been repaired or forwarded.
home home


Book of Shadows > Season 4  
Title: 4x16 The fifth Halliwheel  
Creatures: 4x16 Power brokerPower brokers are demons trading powers. Sometimes they use people to store powers until they find a buyer so the powers can't be stolen.
Human beings possessed of a demonic power will become confused then frightened, paranoid, violent, demonic and will ultimately die if the power isn't withdrawn.
The power can be pulled out with a potion or by a power broker.

One power-broker is vanquished by Piper, another one by another power broker.

Fertilisation ritual:

The power of harvest moon combined with a special tonic will make the woman fertile to a demon's seed, and override any preventative measures she's taken. The demon's blood must be included in the potion.

The mixture must be taken in the morning, and impregnation must be done when the moon is high in the night's sky. The evil spawn growing inside her will influence her only for lenience so that when she does discover the truth, she will bend to the demon's will.


BoS image: 4x16 Power broker  
Background info:


Summary: The Seer informs Cole that the timing is right for him to get Phoebe pregnant. He attempts to get Piper and Leo out of town by giving them a honeymoon in Hawaii, funded by his new lawyer salary. Unfortunately for him, his plans are interrupted when the girls find an innocent in need of saving. The woman, a newspaper columnist, was given a power by a demonic power broker. Now it is slowly driving her crazy. As Piper and Phoebe race to save her and her job, Paige begins to suspect that Cole has gone to the dark side. Convinced that she will ruin his opportunity with Phoebe, Cole has her infected with a power as well. This allows Piper and Phoebe to dismiss her concerns as mere paranoia induced by her condition. In the end Cole is unable to let Paige die. Leo ends up taking them all to the underworld so that she can be saved. The innocent ends up leaving her job, which is then given to Phoebe. The big question then becomes, is Phoebe now pregnant?  
Writer: Krista Vernoff  
Director: David Straiton  
Timeline: 21-09-2002, the day of the Harvest moon  
Trivia: Phoebe conceives Cole's child.

It is the first time Elise Rothman (Phoebe's boss at The Bay Mirror) appears. The actress Rebecca Balding previously appeared as "Aunt Jackie" in 1x05 "The Fourth Sister".

Phoebe gets a job as newspaper columnist at The Bay Mirror.

Cole gets a (fake) job at Jack McCarter and Kline, a law firm.

4x17 Rebekah RyanRebekah Ryan is the live guest at P3.

Title reference: The title is a play on the proverb "A fifth wheel to a cart is but an encumbrance" where Paige is the "fifth wheel".  
Bloopers: yes  
Music: Join Hands 
Artist: Groove Armada 
Album: Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)

Let's Get It On 
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: Let's Get It On

Big Trouble (Lots of Fun)  
Artist: Rebekah Ryan  
Album: Big Trouble (Lots of Fun)  

Can't get you out of my head
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Album: Who needs love
Co-Starring: Molly Hagan (Karen Young)
Debbi Morgan (The Seer)
Mario Schugel (Power Broker)
Becky Wahlstrom (Lila)
Rebecca Balding (Elise Rothman)
Rebekah Ryan (Herself)
Chris Butler (Male Law Clerk)
Rob Luke (Lingerie Guy)
Anne Girard (Lingerie Girl)
Dominic Kurtyan (Reporter)
Pictures yes  
Random quote: Seer: What do you mean she wouldn't eat it?
Cole: I mean I thought shoving it down her throat might be a little suspicious.
Transcript yes  
Book of Shadows

back to top