Continuity mistake: Episode 8x17, "Generation Hex": When Phoebe and Cupid visit the memory of Phoebe revealing she is a witch to Dex, past-Phoebe has her hands down by her sides, but then her left hand suddenly jumps to her purse strap. Not only that, but in the original episode ("Rewitched"), Phoebe's hand remained on her purse strap the entire time.
Continuity mistake: After the Grimlock kidnaps the child getting the ball, Prue goes after it. But the demon opens a hole in the earth and jumps through it and it closes. Prue then reaches the spot where the Grimlock disappeared and she is surrounded by dead leaves and trees. Then it goes to another shot of Prue turning around. Suddenly the trees and dead leaves are gone and she is standing in an open area with green grass and no trees.
Continuity mistake: In 3-5 Sight Unseen, we can clearly see Cole turn the air conditioning very cold and open all the windows so that the Prue, Piper and Phoebe can see the invisible demon, and in season 2 when Prue is turned into a man Phoebe asks "did you fix the air conditioning?" But in this episode Phoebe asks Piper why they have never invested in air conditioning.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Prue comes home and finds Andy inside the manor. There is a shot where if you look behind Andy's shoulder you can see half of the body of the director in the background in the observatory room sitting in a director's chair.
Plot hole: The innocent who gets Piper's powers uses them to freeze Piper and Phoebe. But even though Piper and Phoebe no longer have their unique powers, they are still good witches; they were still able to scry, and we have encountered good witches on the show in the past who had no powers at all. And by the rules of magic within the show, good witches do not freeze.
Plot hole: In episode 1-2 ("I've Got You Under My Skin"), Alec buys Phoebe a martini at Quake. but then in episode 5-11 ("The Importance of Being Phoebe"), Cole tells Kaya that Phoebe doesn't drink. Then, in episode 5-17 ("Lucky Charmed"), Jason buys Phoebe a "Martini, Dirty" at the end.
Character mistake: Katya (as Nina) says that Pandora's Box is "a gift the gods gave to Prometheus." But the Box was given to Epimetheus, not Prometheus. Epimetheus ignored the warnings of Prometheus, his brother, and accepted Pandora herself, who bore a box, as a gift from the gods.
Plot hole: When teenage Prue has run away with the demon, and Phoebe and Piper find her in the park, teenage Prue is 'killed'. Her sisters drive her home to get Leo to heal her, but shouldn't they have just been able to call to Leo to orb to them when Prue was first hurt, and heal her in the park, and save driving back to the Manor and risk Prue dying?
Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Piper tried out for a job as a chef at a restaurant called "L'Opera Ristorante" and was hired by Chef Moore. Then in this episode, she works at a bar and restaurant called "Quake," but she talks about Chef Moore quitting and leaving her in charge of the establishment, so it's not meant to be a different place.
Continuity mistake: When Paige follows Phoebe into the kitchen and is trying to convince her that she is telling the truth, Phoebe's right earring is missing in the shots showing both women, but it is there when the shot changes to close ups of Phoebe. It is an awfully large earring to be hidden by her hair in the two-shot.
Plot hole: According to the family tree viewed in this episode, Penny "Grams" Halliwell was born on 6/23/1937, and her daughter Patty, the Charmed Ones' mother, was born on 4/5/1950. In addition, Patty's father was born in 1930. So, according to this, Penny gave birth to her daughter at age 12, while married to a 20 year old man. That's quite outlandish, to say the least.
Continuity mistake: You'll notice in some episodes (like "Coyote Piper") that when the sisters look out of the attic window, they can see Prescott Street below, indicating that the attic window is on the front of the house. But if you look at the size and shape of this window, you'll see that there is no window like this on the outside front of the house. In addition, in "Sin Francisco," Phoebe looks out the attic window and sees the front porch from a side view. There's no structure on that side of the house to begin with.
Plot hole: In the opening scene, Chris directs Piper and Phoebe on how to vanquish the amorphous demon. He says that it will attack "fast and hard" as soon as it senses Phoebe's magic when she levitates. But Chris had orbed out of the warehouse and back in, and the demon didn't react to the magic. Later in the episode, it is specifically attracted to a use of orbing, several times.
Plot hole: This episode takes place in 1967, and Penny (Grams) is married to a man named Allen Halliwell who dies in the episode. Allen is supposed to be Penny's "first husband," Patty's father and the Charmed Ones' grandfather. But it was previously established that Patty's father was named Jack, and he died in 1964. Also they hint that Patty is still little but we know she was born in 1950 so she would be 17.
Continuity mistake: After Phoebe jump kicks a warlock and falls to the ground, there is a blonde woman standing next to them. In the next shot of the warlock, when Piper blows him up, the woman is gone. But all of the mortals had been frozen, so she couldn't have moved.
Plot hole: Rick is menacing Phoebe with a gun near the end of the episode. Why doesn't Paige orb the gun away from him? In fact, why did Phoebe make Piper stay upstairs? Piper could have frozen Rick, and Paige could have orbed him back to the prison. There were several obvious ways to resolve this situation that would not have caused Rick's death.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode the newspaper Prue is holding keeps changing from facing the camera to facing her. And as she turns to the house she drops her hand (and the newspaper) to her side but in the next shot she is holding it to her chest again.
Plot hole: When Gith takes the potion from Chris, he ends up stomping on it and shattering the potion bottle - making contact with the potion. We've seen that potions don't have to be thrown by someone who's even a witch for them to work (like when Cole's powers were stripped etc) so why on earth would he do this? And how did it not vanquish him? There are other ways he could have gotten rid of the potion that didn't involve a way that really should have vanquished him.
Plot hole: It's shown with the spell that the Halliwells leave for Chris in the attic that if something happens in the past, the future will immediately reflect that change. Chris had changed so much in the past that there should have been at least one thing different that mildly surprised him, even if he was careful to not give too much information to the sisters about the future.
Continuity mistake: When Piper and Leo confront the genie at the restaurant, the genie is eating food as fast as he can. At one point he gets a line of pasta sauce on his cheek. The shot changes, then goes right back to him only now the sauce is gone with no time for him to have wiped it off, especially since his hands are full of food.
Plot hole: According to Paige's "fairy tale" the witch ends up with the prince. If this is really a past life, the sorceress ended up with the prince in the Middle Ages. So why do they have to fix it? Everything was just going the way it did according to her fairy tale, and good magic was obviously still present in the world.
Continuity mistake: When Piper is talking to Cole, they show the other Piper on the couch. Whenever you see Piper talking, you can see that the other Piper's legs change position throughout the shot. They go from being straight to both legs bent to one leg bent to straight.
Continuity mistake: In the teaser, the demon attacks Dr. Mitchell, killing him and also destroying his irises. His eyes turn white, and later dialogue confirms that the irises were gone from his eyes. However, when the Charmed Ones find his corpse, his eyes are open and his irises are visible.
Plot hole: When Paige and Leo are talking in Leo's office at magic school, Paige compliments Leo for being such a good headmaster. She mentions that after being headmistress for a year, it's harder than it looks. If she became headmistress after they killed Gideon (i.e. when baby Chris is born) and she's been headmistress for a year, that would make Chris at least a year old. Chris is obviously not one year old just yet.
Continuity mistake: The timeline in the episode is inconsistent. Right after the first courtroom scene, we see the three sisters at home, and Phoebe says that "Cole was an angel in that courtroom yesterday." Later, Cole says that he regrets the criminal being let go, "today." But they are talking about the same events.
Factual error: Considering how the sisters and Cole every now and then - especially during seasons 3-5 - find themselves in some churchyard or cemetery, it should be noted that there are no such places in San Francisco! Except for the original one at an old nunnery, from before the city was founded, and the Presidio Military Churchyard, all graves were moved in the first half of the 20th Century to the cemeteries at Colma, a few miles south of SF. This was done due to the sanitary risks in case of earthquakes, and the lack of space for churchyards downtown.
Plot hole: Piper is initially skeptical at Phoebe's theory that the Evil Enchantress could be Paige in a past life, because Paige lacks the Enchantress' ability to summon the elements. However, Piper knows that in Phoebe's past life she had a pyrokinetic power, which she does not have in the present.
Continuity mistake: Paige looks in the Book of Shadows and suggests that the demon they are looking for could be Belthazor, not knowing that Belthazor is Cole's demonic form. But we saw Phoebe making extensive changes to Belthazor's entry in the Book of Shadows in a previous episode, and the changes are not in evidence here.
Continuity mistake: The Stillman sisters strip the Charmed Ones' powers by using the same spell as Aunt Gail did in Season 2 (How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans). But in that episode the Charmed Ones had to first drink a potion and Aunt Gail needed to wait a certain amount of time (at least 30 minutes) before the spell worked. In the Power of Three Blondes, the Charmed Ones never drank a potion and lost their powers before the Stillman sisters even finished the spell.
Continuity mistake: In this episode, Leo tells Phoebe that white lighters are sent to their charges by "a group of elder white lighters known as the founders." However, by later seasons in the series, the word "founders" was never used. The leaders of the white lighters were simply known as the "elders."
Continuity mistake: Paige's spell causes Darryl to acquire invulnerability and uncontrollable super strength. When he opens the door of the squad car, he accidentally rips it completely off. When he tries to put the suspect into the back seat, the man flies through the car and barrels out the other side, taking the other door with him. But immediately before this, Darryl high-fives several of his fellow officers, and they are unharmed. They should have been thrown off their feet and suffered multiple fractures in their hands.
Continuity mistake: In 'Morality Bites', Phoebe has her premonition about being executed while watching a news report on a baseball player, right after she and the others punish Pratt. When she returns in time at the end of the episode, they all watch the news report first and only afterwards look out the window and see Pratt.
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Continuity mistake: In the episode "A Witch in Time," when Phoebe and Piper are going to Miles' work to get him for the first time, Phoebe runs up the steps to his work and she is wearing leather boots with a skinny heel. Then, when she and Piper are running to where the police shoot-out is, Phoebe is wearing tan Ugs. Then, when they get there and Piper freezes the scene and Phoebe is getting the bullets out of the air, she is wearing the leather boots again.
Plot hole: Piper mentions that Grams banished the Necromancer "sixty years ago" at Patty's Wiccanning. Grams soon thereafter says that the Necromancer has had "almost seventy years" to regain his strength. However, Patty was born in 1950, and this episode aired on 5/4/03, at which time Patty's Wiccanning could not have been more than 53 years earlier.
Continuity mistake: When Prue describes the way the warlock Matthew traveled instantaneously, Melinda tells the sisters that it's called blinking, and that Matthew "must have copied it from another witch." But later in the series, every warlock encountered by the Charmed Ones had the ability to blink, and it was considered exclusively a warlock ability, meaning that no witch would have had it.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode we see a man standing in the rain in front of the sisters house. After he starts walking away, they show a completely bare tree in front of the house. The next morning when Piper is driving away, they show the same tree with leaves and flowers on it. Trees do not grow that fast.
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Plot hole: Paige sees Margo leading the labor rally at the citrus factory, and then is stopped by a security guard. In the next scene, Margo and her sisters are entering the manor, and then after that Paige is thrown out of the factory. But how did Margo get from the factory to the manor before Paige was thrown out, when she was in the middle of the rally?
Plot hole: In 'Centennial Charmed' Paige orbs to another reality where she loses all her powers. Leo tells her the this is because she was never called as a witch in this world, but Paige had most of her powers before she was called because of her whitelighter blood, so she should retain these. Leo says that Paige has assumed the life of this reality's Paige, but then adds "...or at least the life she would have lived if she hadn't been killed". If alternate Paige had lived she would have had Whitelighter powers, even if she didn't know about them, so our Paige should also have them.
Revealing mistake: Throughout the series, Finola Hughes appeared as Patty, the deceased mother of the Charmed Ones. Although Patty died in 1978, she sometimes appeared in flashbacks and time-travel episodes that took place in the mid to late 1970s, and other times she appeared as a ghost. However, over the eight years of the series, Finola Hughes aged noticeably. Patty was born in 1950, so she should always have been either a young woman in her mid 20s, or an unaging ghost having died at 28.
Continuity mistake: During the scene when Paige goes to the citrus plant during the labor rally, her pink blouse is quite short, baring her entire midriff. When the security guard throws Paige out of the plant, Rose McGowan's stunt double is wearing a shirt in the same pink color, but it reaches all the way down to her waistline.
Continuity mistake: When Paige is telling the others she thinks Lydia is the one Cree was after, she says 'I think Lydia was the one who summoned that dust storm', but none of the sisters were present when the dust storm was summoned. They only arrived afterwards.
Plot hole: The Sea Hag says at the start of the episode to Mylie that as an immortal being, only she can place the augur shell over her heart to give up her life. But at the end of the episode Necron magically places the shell onto Phoebe and it nearly sucks the life out of her.
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Continuity mistake: After Phoebe has her premonition about Paige at Prue's funeral, demonic bounty hunters show up to "eliminate" Belthazor. We see the funeral hall empty where seconds before Phoebe's premonition, there was a line of people waiting to give their condolences to the girls, Victor, Leo and Cole.
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Revealing mistake: When Phoebe throws the potion at Cole's coat, the vial doesn't shatter, even though it sounds like it. Watch closely, and you'll see the purple, unbroken vial bounce off the coat and away out of shot without any of the potion touching the coat.
Continuity mistake: When Prue talks to Piper after stopping her phone conversation, she tells her that "the Sin Balls work a lot faster than [they] thought. Once infected, the victim only has a few hours before it drives them to total self-destruction." However, this is almost verbatim what was written in the Book of Shadows. It could be easily read by the viewing audience when the book entry was shown. So all three sisters should already know this.
Deliberate mistake: In this episode Wyatt has his wiccaning. After all of the vanquishing is done with the Necromancer, it's finally time for the wiccaning and the spell that is said is this:"I call forth from space and time, Matriarchs from the Halliwell line, Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends Our family spirit without end, To gather now in this sacred place And help bring this child to grace." In this spell it is said to bring forth "daughters and sisters" from the Halliwell line, Prue died in the third season and this is now the fifth season, shouldn't she have been summoned as well to bring her nephew Wyatt to grace?
Continuity mistake: The name plate under the photo of Leo at the Veterans Association indicates that he died on November 24, 1942. Paige's research indicates that Nathan and Rick both died on the same day as Leo, but she later finds out that they were buried at the V.A. on November 22, 1942, two days before they are supposed to have died.
Plot hole: Phoebe and Piper seem surprised at the fact that a white-lighter can impregnate someone, because they are dead. Piper says "how does a white-lighter get somebody knocked up?", but when she went to the future she saw herself with Leo's baby, and Leo told her that he hadn't clipped his wings.
Continuity mistake: In the teaser, Phoebe took off her messenger bag while she was sitting in the chair talking to Prue, and she left it there when she went up to get the door. For the rest of the scene at the house, including when Phoebe and Prue ran out of the door, Phoebe was not wearing the bag. Then, when we saw them outside immediately thereafter, Phoebe was wearing the bag again.
Other mistake: When Phoebe arrives back from her vision quest to find Piper has been kidnapped she tries to sense from the frozen students which one created the headless horseman. As Gideon, Paige, Chris and Phoebe walk into the conservatory you see Zachery blink rather obviously.
Other mistake: At the end, it shows the Charmed Ones orbing out of the trial, but Chris and Leo never leave. Right after the Charmed Ones orb out, Barbas begins discussing his evil plans with Gideon, so wouldn't Leo and Chris find out that Gideon is plotting against them? After they talk, the camera pans out and Chris and Leo are not there. I guess they just forgot to put in the scene where they leave.
Continuity mistake: Robin falls over backwards after Paige dumps a cannister of marbles onto the floor. But Robin wasn't moving at all when this happened. Trying to walk over marbles will make you fall. Standing still while marbles roll around and bounce off your feet? Not so much.
Continuity mistake: Just after Olivia has killed Mr. Montana and everyone goes running up to see what has happened, Phoebe waves to Paige through the window of the Calloway's house which is shown to be right next door to the Montana's house. Earlier in the episode it had been established that they lived across the street.
Factual error: When Phoebe was telling Paige that the energy ball did not come from the other house, Paige says she saw it come through the window. She could not have seen it because she was in the other room and the door to Richard's dad's office was closed.
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Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the episode, Yenlo and Anling are fighting with swords. After Yenlo says, "I'm going to kill him, Anling. And then I'm going to kill you," Anling stabs him with her sword. Yenlos' wound is very bloody, but there is no blood on Anling's sword at all.
Plot hole: Phoebe says Piper and Prue were able to defeat Shax without the power of three and Piper's response is it was because "Prue was the strongest." Piper would have no recollection of this event as Tempus reversed time bringing Piper back from the dead in the timeline that she was shot in. The time reversal affected everyone's memory except Phoebe, Leo and Cole who were in the Underworld.
Plot hole: When Phoebe and Paige are be sent through Piper and Leo's past we see things that that cannot be true.1. When Leo was dying in "Love Hurts" you see Piper and Leo orbing, but in the actual episode they walked down the stairs.2. In "Just Harried" we see the cake fall and the Statue skid on the floor, but in the actual episode it was caught under the cake.
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Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode it is not Alyssa riding the horse to the café. Alyssa has a tattoo on her right ankle, which when we see when camera pans up the right leg the person riding the horse has no tattoo on the right foot, but when Alyssa rides away you can see the tattoo she has going round her right ankle.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Phoebe dangles the slumlord from the roof, the TransAmerica Pyramid can be seen behind Phoebe and Cole. A subsequent shot, after Phoebe tosses the slumlord back onto the roof, is take from the opposite side, but the TransAmerica Pyramid is still behind them, and is much closer.
Plot hole: In this episode, when Piper and Leo are preparing the nursery, Leo tells Piper he has been watching her her whole life, and she says "That's a little bit creepy". she acts as if she doesn't already know this but in episode 2-22 'Be Careful What You Witch For' Piper says, "You have been watching me my entire life".
Continuity mistake: Paige asks how The Source was previously vanquished, but she was there both times: when the original Source was vanquished, and again when they vanquished Cole. Also Phoebe wasn't actually there for the final vanquish of Cole, but was taken back by Cupid as if it was her memory.
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Other mistake: At the beginning of this episode, Tara and Kierken are arguing and Kierken says that he could always "suck you into your little mixing bottle and start again." Then Tara says that "she has a better idea," and then she stabs herself. The life essence automatically flows out of her but the knife was still in her body. Later, the possessed business man stabs himself in front of Piper and she kneels down to see if he was okay and the essence flew into her, without the knife being removed from his body. At the end, when Leo comes down after Prue stabs the possessed Piper, he kneels over her, but the essence does not flow into him. It only flows into him after he takes the knife out of her body.
Continuity mistake: After Phoebe kisses Billy, she sees that the makeup over his lips has washed off and that they're in black and white again. While she applies more to him, the phone rings, Billy turns his head, and his lips are normal. In the next shot, they're back to being in black and white.
Revealing mistake: When Prue talks about her relationship with Justin near the beginning of the episode, she says that she finds him to be very predictable, lacking in mystery or "savoir-faire." That doesn't make sense, though, as "savoir-faire" means "know-how." She probably meant "je ne sais quoi," that is, "I know not what."
Continuity mistake: In the episode "Something Wicca This Way Goes," Phoebe's shoes change between shots. Near the end, while fighting Zankou in the basement, he hurls the sisters to the ground and Phoebe is shown wearing sandals. When she stands up, she is now wearing sneakers.
Continuity mistake: In episode 7-7: "Someone To Witch Over Me," Piper is killed by the demon Sarpedon's metallic claw. When the claw strikes her, she falls back with her arms behind her, landing partially on her palms, allowing her to complete the fall by sinking gradually to the ground. Then there is a cut to a closer shot, and we see her fall again. The second time, she falls directly into a more prone position with her arms raised and the backs of both hands facing the ground.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is walking the Dwarf to the door after finding out Piper pulled the sword from the stone, he steps outside and goes into fast-forward, then stops and goes back to normal speed as he sniffs a flower. During this, in the background, you can see Phoebe, who freezes the whole time.
Continuity mistake: When the spider demon cocoons Piper, Paige throws a blue potion (the vanquishing potion) at her, Chris catches it and jumps over the couch, knocks Paige to the floor and Phoebe kicks Chris. The potion falls out of Chris hand and rolls into Paige's open hand, it has now turned yellow (the antidote) Paige grabs it as she stands and throws it at the spider demon again and it has now turned back into the blue potion.
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Continuity mistake: Midway through the episode, the Seer is looking through the sisters' photo album. Several of the photos actually include everyone who was present for the events depicted, leaving nobody to take the photo. And since the events were shown in various episodes, we know that no photo was taken at those times by any automated method.
Continuity mistake: When Chris orbs to the manor after Paige has returned home, his hair is brushed to lay mostly flat and behind his head, with a part on the left side of his scalp. When he comes into the kitchen shortly thereafter, his hair is shaggy and unkempt, with a part in the middle.
Continuity mistake: When Gideon warns Sara not to use magic to put the books in the library back on the shelves, her arms are at her sides. A second later, the shot changes to over her shoulder as Leo orbs in and she has a nearly full armload of books.
Continuity mistake: On 2/17/1999, Phoebe realizes that her past self, P. Russell, died on that same date in 1924, and was the same age as Phoebe is now. According to the family tree she is looking at, P. Russell was born on 7/2/1894, meaning that she was 29 upon her death. But Phoebe was born on 11/2/1975, according to that same family tree, making her only 23 at the time of this episode.
Continuity mistake: When Piper, Paige and Phoebe are having a food fight, Piper freezes the cake, then she throws it at Paige who suddenly has a mysterious stain on her top. Then Piper has orange food on her hands even though she hasn't touched anything orange, and the stain on Paige's top has gone.
Continuity mistake: When the Charmed Ones decide to try to vanquish Cole, Paige says that the newest potions they mixed should work, since they're "at least as strong as the ones [they] used on the Source." But they never used any potions that had an effect on the Source.
Continuity mistake: In this episode, Chris thinks back to when he went back to the past. When he and Bianca are on the tour of the manor, there are some costumes that have been worn by the charmed ones. But in the episode "Oh My Goddess (1)" Chris tells Phoebe that Paige died on that day, so how could she have worn something after she died? And if she did die that day, Chris would have never met her, since he was not yet born, and could not have learned to orb from her, as he says in "Spin City." However there are other inconsistencies with that story that Chris mentions later, seeming to suggest he lied about this to get the sisters onside. It may not be a continuity error but as it was never fully addressed in the show just what Chris was lying about (and he obviously told some) we cannot be sure.
Continuity mistake: Prue finds Brendan, as a warlock, over the corpse of Father Austin. He runs away and she pursues him. He insists that he "didn't hurt Father Austin. [He] found him like that." Prue counters, "Before or after you turned into a warlock?" His response is, "After. When I saw what [my brothers] did to him, I was crazed. The rage turned me into a warlock." So doesn't that mean that he found Father Austin before he turned into a warlock, not after?
Continuity mistake: In the second to last scene where Piper tests her powers on the lamp and Phoebe is cleaning, you can see Piper's bra strap when she blows up the lamp but when she turns to face Phoebe its covered. Through out the scene it's covered and exposed without her ever adjusting her shirt.
Continuity mistake: Leo orbed from the Manor to Hell while it was full daylight. He orbed Jessica straight to the church, there was a brief scene, and then Leo and Paige orbed directly back to the Manor, but by the time they arrived it was completely dark.
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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, in the scene at P3, Phoebe launched a jump kick at a warlock after Paige has been knocked down by a small energy ball. Everybody else in the club was frozen by Piper, but when Phoebe lands she jostles a blonde extra who moves from her pose.
Continuity mistake: Paige's headstone reports her year of birth as 1975. But in episode 4-2: "Charmed Again, Part Two," Paige spoke with the nun to whom she was given as an infant on August 2, 1977, and Paige is always described as having been "given up at birth" by Patty and Sam.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Piper is fighting off demons by herself at the start of the episode and Phoebe and Paige come to help her, she narrowly misses a fireball and jumps down to the ground to dodge it. In the shot before, her forehead is un-injured, but as she dives to the ground you see that she is already bleeding from her forehead, *before* she actually hurts it.
Continuity mistake: When the girls are saying goodbye to their father, Phoebe hugs him around the neck, then lowers her arms while they talk. When her father says "About anything," her left arm jumps back up to being around his neck, and in the next shot, it's down at the side again.
Other mistake: At the start of the episode when Prue and Phoebe are walking down the street (just before they find the box), the person with the green jacket on (in the background) reaches into the homeless man's hat and just "scrapes" the bottom of it. Not putting any money in, or taking any money out - a completely pointless action.
Continuity mistake: Right after Grams says "I Love You" to the sisters at the end, we see a close-up of Phoebe. In this shot, you can see the tear in Prue's shirt, but immediately afterwards, there is a shot of Prue where it appears to be sewn or something.
00:41:55 - 00:43:00
Continuity mistake: In the teaser, Phoebe has a vision of a murder. When she first sees the shadow of the attack, the assailant is holding his victim down with his right hand while stabbing with his left. Then when the vision focuses on the Medusa head tattoo on his forearm, it is the right arm that is stabbing.
Plot hole: When Grams is summoned for Chris's wiccaning, she reminds Piper of "the talk" they had when she was a teenager, about how important and special being a witch was to Grams and how it would be to the girls someday. But in the first episode, the girls have no inkling they are witches, and when they find out it's passed through the maternal line, they wonder if Patty or Grams was a witch - suggesting that they aren't sure or have no memories of them as witches. I know there was some memory altering at certain points, but why would Grams have a conversation specifically about how great it is to be a witch and then erase that?
Other mistake: The one demon that knew about the 40s party was vanquished, and he went straight from spying on Paige and Phoebe at P3 to "glamouring" into Leo at the Manor. He had no way of telling Devlin about the 40s party, and yet it was still full of demons waiting to kill the Charmed Ones, with Devlin "glamoured" into Melody as a trap. And Devlin didn't even have that power - the demon that was vanquished did.
Factual error: When developing a photo it's first put into a developer chemical, which shows the picture up, then a stop, which stops it from developing anymore, then a fix which "sets" the photo. But in the basement, Prue puts the exposed photo into a tray with chemicals in it where it starts to develop, then into a second tray where it develops fully.
Plot hole: After Paige changes the past, the ghost of Grams changes from a no-nonsense demon-hunter into a pacifist hippie. So, apparently, we are now in an alternate timeline where Grams never became assertive, and stayed a hippie all her life. The episode went to great lengths to establish that if Grams had stayed a hippie, she and the Charmed Ones would have all died young. But the ghost of Grams was still middle-aged, instead of decades younger, and Wyatt and Chris were still there, but they wouldn't have been if their mother Piper had died as a child.
Plot hole: Close to the end of the episode, when Phoebe is going into the house pretending to be Kaia pretending to be Phoebe, Paige and Piper tell Phoebe that the demon twirls her hair, a lot. Cole also brought this to our attention much earlier in the episode. Phoebe says she's got it, and goes into the house. Paige had indicated that the problem with getting into the house was that there's a "whole load of demons" and a force field. Phoebe was to impersonate Kaia in order to get past all of these defenses. But through out the whole time she's in the house, Phoebe never twirls her hair.
Plot hole: After Cole explains he might not be able to regain control after embracing his demonic half, he tells Phoebe she should have the Belthazor vanquish potion ready just in case. But in "Look Who's Barking", Piper tried using that potion on Cole and it didn't work because he had himself magically protected from it.
Other mistake: In this episode, the Source talks about the "Ultimate Power" being the Hollow. But in Season 8, we learn that the "Ultimate Power" is Billy and Christy. (And they end up taking in the Hollow, so now are they the "Ultime Power" times 2?) Which is it? It can't be both.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe and Prue look in the Book of Shadows for the spell to summon Belthazor, it is written with the same artistic calligraphy as the rest of the Book. But this spell was written by the sisters themselves in episode 3-8: "Sleuthing With The Enemy." As a result, it should have a handwritten appearance similar to the pages Phoebe was working on at the beginning of this episode.
Other mistake: After Piper freezes the first crime scene that Cole and Phoebe (aka Frankie and Lulu) have hit, Piper unfreezes Darryl by touching him but at the beginning of the the episode when Piper and Cole are touching the car that Piper froze, to stop it from exploding after a car crash, while trying to help the woman inside, the car never unfreezes. This is somewhat inconsistent through the entire show a lot of times they can unfreeze things by touching them and then a lot of times they can only unfreeze things by Piper using her pointer finger to either unfreeze a head or a foot or some other body part.
Factual error: Throughout season 8 the members of the Triad wore a pentagrams on their gowns that would alternate from the point being up and point being down. They should only be wearing a pentagram with the point facing down. Pentagrams with the point facing up is the symbol for practitioners of white (good) magic while those who practice black (evil) magic is symbolized by the point facing down.
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Continuity mistake: After the "dirtbag" is brought back to the manor and Piper is ragging on him, Piper gets very angry and decides to blow her husband up. Less than a minute later, Cole says "Back away slowly, Leo." Leo says "What?" and Cole says "She's becoming a fury." Then it shows Pipers hands, which now have long black fingernails, but they just suddenly show themselves right when Cole decides to show up and say she's becoming a Fury. When she blew Leo into orbs there were no long black nails.
Plot hole: In the episode "The Day Magic Died," Phoebe and Paige first find out that magic is down when Paige tries to orb the unicorn. But, when she tries to orb it, she makes a scrunched up face that would suggest that she knew magic was out and she hoped that she could orb.
Plot hole: One of the sisters asks why the familiar doesn't just jump in front of a bus 5 times, another responds with "we're the only ones strong enough to kill him." If they are the only ones strong enough to kill him, then how come two scenes later he falls on a knife during a fight with Phoebe and dies? If a knife can kill him then it doesn't make sense that he seeks out the charmed ones.
Plot hole: When Prue first releases Matthew, he blinks several times, then blows out the windows and jumps out. Why would he do this and reveal who and what he is when he could have simply blinked? Obviously it was just a way to get the police involved so Andy could be chasing Prue through the episode.
Continuity mistake: In this episode one of the shape shifting demons from across the street attempted to take the book of shadows out of the house. He managed to carry the book to the door, but could not take it past the threshold of the house. But in the later series it is always stated that evil cannot touch the book of shadows.
Other mistake: In previous episodes it is stated that good witches don't freeze. But after Piper has been decapitated and her head is placed in the manor, one of the students freezes all the kids by tapping into Piper's freezing power. The kids are all good witches so they should not have frozen.
Continuity mistake: During the opening, Piper, Phoebe and Cole are in an SUV and going to find a demon. A shot from in front shows that there is no rearview mirror in the SUV, just a white mark on the windshield. When they turn into the parking lot however, the rearview mirror has returned.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Cole has caught Phoebe's karate kick at school, Phoebe's hands are both clutching her school books. In the following shot, her left arm is in a completely different position, and there's no reason for her to have moved it.
Revealing mistake: The sound of Phoebe writing with a permanent marker was added in, as you can see that the marker never touches the paper. Then after a few seconds Phoebe stops writing to listen to Prue and her marker isn't moving but the sound of writing can be heard.
Plot hole: The sisters are preparing for a big showdown with Zankou and vaguely discussing their plan. They don't outright say it (so as not to give it away) but discuss how they wished they "had learned it sooner" but "Prue was very protective of it." They're discussing astral projection which originally was stated as a Prue-specific power and not one that could be taught. The show ignored the original introduction of the power as developing naturally as one of Prue's powers, and was not an ability that could be learned, just so the episode had a way for the sisters to defeat Zankou.
Plot hole: Cole explains that the demonic power is driving Karen mad because she is human. Cole later has Paige infected with one to drive her mad. This doesn't make sense since Paige is doubly not human, and shouldn't be driven mad. In fact the Charmed Ones have had demonic powers before and were not driven mad, but instead turned evil.
Plot hole: Throughout the series, it's established that good witches don't freeze. In this episode, however, Little Piper freezes Future Prue and Piper when they come back to the manor to "kidnap" their younger selves. Simply because the Charmed Ones reason that only one "set" of sisters (past/future) could have their powers doesn't mean that Future Prue, Piper and Phoebe aren't good witches. In other time-travel episodes, the sisters remain immune to freezing and are still able to say spells make potions, meaning they are still good witches. For example, in Season 8 "Forever Charmed," Piper and Leo go back to 1975 (the same time-period as this episode) using Coop's ring, trying to find when Phoebe is alive again. However, when a startled Patty tries to freeze them, only Leo freezes. Piper does not, though she likely cannot use her freezing/exploding power in this time.
Continuity mistake: When Brendon is about to sacrifice the young woman he has the tip of the dagger touching her chest in one shot and in the next shot, when Prue breaks open the door, it is about six inches above her. Also, when the victim is talking to Andy she says that she felt the tip of the knife, that he was about to drive it into her, but he was stopped by three woman.
Plot hole: When Andy, Phoebe and Prue are in the attic figuring out how to vanquish the ghost of Alcatraz, pages starts flipping, the book opens up to the page where the truth spell is, and Andy finds out that Prue cast that spell on him. Later when he asks how much time Prue gave him to react, she says "a minute or two". But in the episode "Truth is out there" (1-8) it was first in Prue's office when she told him, and the clock on the wall shows that it's 25 past 5. And it was 8 o'clock when Prue cast that spell. So few hours later when Andy and Prue are at Andy's door, it's almost 8 o'clock and Prue says she needs the answer now. So doesn't Andy have more like few hours rather than few minutes to react?
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode they show Piper running up the stairs to her house in the rain. The umbrella she has is black, with a colored ring around the edge. When she enters the house the whole umbrella has changed to colors surrounding the whole umbrella now.
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Continuity mistake: When Prue leaves Buckland's, she's wearing a red tank top, but when she arrives at Camp Skylark, her shirt is different, both in style and color. She can't have stopped to change, because it's mentioned she left the auction house and headed directly to the camp.
00:07:00 - 00:09:20Cubs Fan
Plot hole: When Piper goes back in time to save her sisters from dying and get rid of the Hollow, right after Leo describes it as "time catching up with itself" and the new reality Piper takes over her body. Yet in Season 5 Episode 7 "A witch in time", Piper goes back to keep Phoebe from saving her boyfriend but once Piper changes the past, the original Piper fades away and the new reality Piper stays.
Plot hole: In this episode the Charmed ones state that the ghost can only be vanquished by a potion on the ghost's bones (grave) or if the haunted object is destroyed. But in episode 1-20, "The Power of Two", Prue has to die herself to be able to vanquish the ghost with a spell, and we learn then that this is the only way to vanquish ghosts.
Plot hole: When Leo tells Piper that he believes he found the demon Sargon in the Book of Shadows (which may be the demon Count Roget made a faustian deal with), Piper looks at it and says that they vanquished this demon five years ago. Which would've meant they vanquished the demon with Prue. When in fact the only demon that happened with was Zahn in season 6 episode 6, "Soul Survivor," and they did that with Paige.
Continuity mistake: In the teaser Piper is reading a fairytale book to her unborn child. When Paige walks in we get a glimpse of the book, and both pages are filled with words. When Paige walks out and we see the book again, the right page of the book has a picture on it.
00:00:15 - 00:01:35
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Eva is teaching the sisters about ways to draw power on All Hallows Eve, she cuts an apple in half and puts a leaf over the seeds in the center. The leaf goes from small and only covering the center to bigger and covering more of the apple.
Character mistake: When Phoebe is describing to Cole the demon she saw in her premonition, she says on the good side of his face he had tribal markings, and Cole says, "Kinda like Belthazar," and Phoebe agrees. Belthazar has no markings like the ones on the demon's face.
Continuity mistake: During the meeting with Phoebe's boss (regarding her newspaper column), when Phoebe's hearing is "stolen", the white handbag flips over (top faces Phoebe, then bottom) and upside-down (note flap/clasp) on the desk between shots.
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Continuity mistake: When Paige is trying to convince Piper and Phoebe that she needs to save Larry's soul, she has the Book of Shadows open to the page on vampires. In subsequent shots, the open page changes to two different demons; but Paige's hands are down by her sides the entire time, so she couldn't have flipped the pages over.
Continuity mistake: When Piper and Jeremy are in the elevator, he pulls a knife on her she freezes him. When the camera shows him from her p.o.v he has this really "snarling" looking face with his mouth open. But when the camera changes the shot from looking at them from outside the elevator, his face is completely different and his mouth is almost closed.
Continuity mistake: Piper and Leo both make comments about Leo's inability to self-heal now that he's a mortal. But in previous episodes, it's mentioned that Leo wasn't allowed to use his powers to heal himself.
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Other mistake: Phoebe says to the genie "you've been stuck in the bottle for 200 years?" Later the genie says he will be an unwelcome house guest and not put the CD's back in their case. If he was in the bottle for 200 years how would he know of CD's?
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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode Piper is talking to her sisters in the parlor with her watch is on her left wrist and a bracelet on her right wrist. She goes upstairs to her room to cry and her bracelet and watch have switched places.
00:39:05 - 00:40:00Deirdre Statham
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe first meets and talks to Nathan in the hospital, she has no ring on her right hand in shots showing her face, but in any shots from behind her she has a ring on. The ring appears and disappears between transitions during their conversation.
Plot hole: When Yen lo enters the manor in the attic. Where did the water on the floor he comes through come from? Windows were closed, no visible leak, and the sister took precautions to make sure there was no water in the house. Also after he attacks and gets the dragon blade, he exits the house through the sink filled with water. Piper had already said to make sure there was no surfaces of water in the house and had Phoebe and Paige shut the water main off.
Plot hole: When the man and woman receive Piper and Phoebe's powers, the lady freezes the man and Phoebe due to fear, but good witches don't freeze, so if Phoebe froze (which she shouldn't have due to only her active powers lost) then why did the man? If he had Phoebe's powers then he isn't mortal and therefore should not freeze.
Other mistake: After Sam uses the powder on the sisters, erasing their memories, they're visited by Leo who starts to say "he must have gotten the powder" and one of the sisters finishes with "our mother." But in a later episode we learn all white lighters have this powder.
Other mistake: When the Darklighter shoots Leo in the attic on the Ghost Plane, the arrow goes all the way through him. He wasn't shown to be using anything other than a normal Darklighter Crossbow, and there wasn't any evidence that, since Leo and Piper were still alive, that the physics of the Ghost Plane are any different from the Normal Plane. Yet, in every other instance of someone getting shot with an arrow from a crossbow, it never, ever penetrates the person's body, and always get stuck.
Revealing mistake: Just after Piper and Leo are taken away, Paige orbs down to the ground and runs up to Pheobe, places her hand on her, and shows a blood-covered hand showing that Pheobe's been injured. But before it's shown, while Paige is running up to Pheobe, you can see Paige deliberately keeping her hand closed and facing away from the camera, because it's already there when she orbs down.
Other mistake: In both scenes in which Phoebe's hair is cut, her hair is up, with very little loose hair. There is no way that the amount of hair shown to be cut in both scenes could have come from her head. In the first scene, it is very clear when the demon cuts her hair, it is a few tendrils, yet when he is shown with Imara, it is a very measurable amount of hair. The super speedy guy who cut her hair the 2nd time, when she was Imara, was too quick to see the actual amount cut, but again, because of her hairstyle, he could not have cut the amount he shows to the Charmed Ones in the next scene.
Continuity mistake: Right after the Hawker demon attacks, Piper picks the baby up and the head of the doll is covered and you can't see the face; a quick change in camera angles shows the baby's face and the blankets are all arranged and folded to frame the baby and no time has elapsed to allow this to happen. Also, the doll used as the baby double is much smaller than the baby and is very noticeable in shots that switch back and forth between the covered doll and real baby.
Continuity mistake: In the scene with Paige and Jordan Bridges' character, nearer the end, when they are sitting on the couch and his possessed character leans in for a kiss, from the back shot, he leans in and his head is tilting towards his right shoulder (you see part of his profile and the back of his head and Paige's face); when they change the shot so you see the front of his face and the back of Paige's head, his head is tilted back towards his left shoulder.
Revealing mistake: Prue is needed in the storm drain to rescue Piper, who is stuck in a hole bottomed off by a metal circular guard. Prue uses her power to levitate the metal circle to her level. When the camera pans out, the metal rods used to actually levitate the metal circle are visible.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning and throughout most of the episode you can see the entrance to the basement. If you look to the right of the door you can see a light switch by the door with the cover on it. At the end of the episode they show the entrance but this time the cover to the light switch is off.
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Continuity mistake: When Phoebe comes out of her vision quest the third time, the shaman holds out the potion cup by the handle, but in the next shot, she's holding it by the bowl. The cup also appears to jump from her right hand to her left.
Continuity mistake: When Black Jack Cutting's parrot delivers the invitation to Piper and Phoebe, it drops the invitation on the window sill. When Leo goes to pick the letter up, it moves closer to him than it was before (in particular, watch it relative to the parrot's left foot).
Revealing mistake: In the scene where The Source uses Piper's powers together on the clay object (it blows up and then freezes), after he unfreezes it, the pieces shatter and one lands on the stand thing. As the camera moves in towards The Source, before the camera passes the clay piece it visibly vanishes (as it is CGI) and then the Source holds up a piece which is much larger and a different shape.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene in the club with the DJ playing, they have an overhead shot of the club. In the lower right hand corner we see Paige and Dave talking with Leo and Piper, but after the scene cuts out Piper is just walking in. This can't be since we already saw them talking.
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Other mistake: During a flash back of Grams in the kitchen she puts a rose in a pot, then Piper walks in, they talk and Piper starts to add some salt and a couple other ingredients into the pot. Grams asks how she knows what to add, Piper says says something about mustard - Piper wouldn't know what's in it already, she just walked in. And she never even finds it strange that there's a rose with a stem in it.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Paige and Piper are doing first aid on each other, Piper makes quite a production out of the business of peeling the backs off band aids to apply to Paige's arm - but when she slaps it on Paige's arm, it's a non-adhesive white 4 x 4, which Paige has to hold on her arm with her other hand.
Continuity mistake: The only way any of the charmed ones can see the fairies is with the fairy dust, but in several other later seasons and episodes when the charmed ones need the magical community's help they can see the fairies without any help from fairy dust or a spell.
Continuity mistake: Kit the cat shows up in Something Wicca this Way Comes (Episode 1,1), as the girls' familiar once they have received their powers. It is obvious that the cat just showed up by comments made by the girls, along the lines of "where did this cat come from" (not literally). However, in Pre-Witched (Episode 3,17), they make the same kinds of comments about Kit just showing up in this episode, which is suppose to have happened 6 months before Episode 1,1.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is looking in the Book of Shadows for information about Eames, she comes across the Belthazor page, and lays the page down flat. In the following shots, the page moves to her hand, then lying down flat, then to her hand again.
Continuity mistake: When Paige complains about the ringing in her ear, she's rubbing her temple with her right hand and holding a coffee mug with her left. In the next shot, which is cut too fast for her to have moved, the hand on her temple has jumped to holding the coffee mug. The mug has also jumped to in front of her mouth.
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