Piper falls for the ghost of a recently murdered man who needs her help to ensure that he receives a proper burial before an ancient evil spirit can claim his soul.

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Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King)
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Mrs. Correy
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Mrs. Chao
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Nick Correy
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Tony Wong (as Joe Hoe)
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Yama
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Susan Trudeau
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Frankie (as Randelle Grenachia)
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In Chinatown, on the day of his birthday, Mark Chao is killed by the chief of a gang, Tony Wong, without any apparent motive. His body is burned in an alley. The spirit of Mark contacts Piper and Phoebe asking for help because if he is not buried in a short time, Yama, the gatekeeper of the gates of hell would collect his soul. Piper attempts to help Mark and the two develop feelings. They discover that Wong hid documents on Mark's body to fool the police into thinking it was he who had died. Piper freezes Wong in place and photographs him with a newspaper announcing his own death to prove to the police that he is alive. Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe are organizing a surprise party for Prue's birthday and Phoebe works as a psychic in the lobby of a hotel to earn money and buy a gift for Prue. When Phoebe foresees the death of one guest, she tries to save his life. Prue meets Andy having lunch with his ex-wife and she feels betrayed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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28 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The title is based upon the movie Dead Man Walking (1995). See more »

Goofs

Phoebe writes down two Chinese characters on her hand, then shows her hand to the others. The camera then cuts to another angle, and she's still holding her hand up, but there's nothing on it. Then the camera cuts to a close up, and the characters are on her hand again. See more »

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Piper: I snuck the photograph into Andy's interoffice mail.
Mark Chao: My afterlife's in the hands of a cop named Andy.
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References Dead Man Walking (1995) See more »

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Sand and water
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Written by Beth Nielsen Chapman
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Fall under their spell
8 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not my favorite since it deals with depressing issues and tries to be too sentimental. While I enjoy the folk lore involving different culture this seemed to be a little out there. Mark was a great guy, but the story was to focused on him and not on the sisters. The best stories are told when it deals with their lives and not the men. Also it has the same problem as my last review where the threats aren't menacing enough to keep your attention.

Yet a few things I liked where the music, the homely clothes the girls wear and exploring different parts of San Francisco. While I Love the house and opening credits it would be boring of it was the same set all the time. Piper really shows her good heart, her vulnerability and fearless nature you never knew she had until this came along.

Don't go in expecting a great story, but look for the good in any ep and How the sisters develop because of it. I would say for the effort it does deserve some recognition for all the positive traits the girls gain from this experience.


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