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Book of Shadows > Season 5  
Title: 5x15 Special delivery  
Creatures: 5x15 Stanley

Stanley, Cronyn's disciple.
Vanquished by Paige.



5x15 Cronyn

Cronyn learnt about an old prophecy from



5x15 Merrilhis mentor, Merril:

"When three planets burn as one over a sky of dancing light, 
and magic will rest for a holy day to welcome a twice blessed child."


5x15 DorisWith the demonic assistance of Doris, who lures Victor Bennet to marry her and get close to the Charmed Ones, he tries to use this moment and steals the baby for the dark site.

Cronyn and Doris are vanquished by Phoebe and Paige with a potion and the magical help of the unicorn horn.

5x15 UnicornUnicorns are the essence of good magic, 
mythical beasts from another world. They can enhance powers. 
A unicorn's horn is pure concentrated magic.


to use unicorn's horn for vanquishing demons:

Beast of legend, myth and lore, 
give my words the power to soar, 
and kill this evil evermore

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Background info:


Summary: Phoebe and Paige discover that all magic - both good and bad - has disappeared the day before Piper's baby is born. Reluctantly they go to a summit meeting with Cronyn and leaders of evil and realise that this was just a trick to get them out of the way so that Cronyn and his demonic asistant Doris can get to Piper, her steal her baby and turn it evil.  
Writer: Daniel Cerone  
Director: Stuart Gillard  
Timeline: 31 January or 1 February 2003, the day before the Festival of lights; Piper is in the 34 week of her pregnancy  
Trivia: The original title was "The day the magic died".

Piper is threatened by toxemia.
Toxemia (tokse´mee): a disorder occurring during the latter half of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, the appearance of protein in the urine, and edema (swelling). If not treated it can result in convulsions and coma. The cause of toxemia of pregnancy has not been established with certainity.


Piper gives birth not to a daughter as everybody believed but a boy.

Victor was tricked to marry a demon, Doris.

Phoebe: "Yeah, but I liked his whole 'world without magic' speech. Very Capra."
Refers to director Frank Capra and, indirectly, to his 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life".

Phoebe: "Our Dad is a bit like Darren Stevens when it comes to our magic"
A reference to cult classic "Bewitched" in which Darren Stevens never like his wife Samantha using witchcraft and always asked her to stop using magic although she kept ignoring him and using it anyway.

Title reference: -  
Bloopers: yes  
Music: -  
Co-Starring: Richard Lynch (Cronyn)
Cheryl Ladd (Doris)
W. Morgan Sheppard (Merrill)
J.P. Manoux (Stanley)
James Read (Victor Bennett)
Maggie Baird (Doctor)
Yan Birch (Warlock)
Pictures yes  
Random quote:

Cronyn: Suicide? Sacrifice. It's an opportunity of a life time to have power over good forever. This is a kind of mission that turns demons into legends. Your name will go down in infamy.
Stanley: Really?
Cronyn: Yes. What's your name again?

Transcript yes  
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