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Chris-Crossed 

This episode centers around Chris, the mysterious new whitelighter. It shows why he has come back from the future and reveals crucial details that Chris has not told the Charmed Ones.

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This episode centers around Chris, the mysterious new whitelighter. It shows why he has come back from the future and reveals crucial details that Chris has not told the Charmed Ones.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Around the 34 minute mark, Paige says the phrase "you've come a long way, baby" to Leo. This phrase was popularized in the 60's as the slogan of Virginia Slims, a cigarette company that attempted to tap into the Women's Liberation movement and second wave feminism to encourage the "liberated woman" to buy their product. See more »

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Chris and Bianca are approximately the same age in the future but in the present, Bianca is about 5 years old, while Chris isn't even conceived yet. See more »

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Chris: [to baby Wyatt] If I can't save you I swear to God I'll stop you.
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Back to the future
9 July 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It is time for some explanations. Although we know that Chris is not trustworthy, the past episodes have shown him as a basically good character, so we now want to know the why behind all his actions. This episode partially fills in the blanks, as for once it adopts Chris's point of view, jumping from his past (in the future) to his present (in the present and the future). I am not certain that the "big revelation" really works, since the dialog has been blatantly not naming names, but well, it still provides a very good development for the season.

There are some huge flaws in the plot, though. First : did there HAVE to be flying cars in that future ? It's the most cliché-ed anticipation thing ever, and besides, this is only supposed to happen twenty-two years from now ! Second : while the side-plot with the inhibition spell does prompt some changes and provides some nice scenes(just watch Leo's wry smile when he throws that potion at Piper ! bet he's wanted to do that for years !) it seems very inconsistent with the gravity of Chris's situation. And third : what about Bianca ? She had a lot of potential as a character, but she's never been mentioned and never will be again. So instead of giving depth to Chris's character, she merely is a cheap and artificial device to make us sorry for him. The plot should rather have concentrated on Chris's relationship with Wyatt, even at the expense of the last-minute twist.


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