Charmed (1998–2006)
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Exit Strategy 

Phoebe is worried when her love, Cole stays undercover in a demon Brotherhood, but the danger turns dire when Cole's old mentor plots to bring out his evil side and turn his massive powers against the Charmed Ones.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tarkin (as Joseph Reitman)
Janna, Second Witch
Leeza, First Witch


When the evil leader Raynor knocks Cole out by surprise at the brotherhood's, he scans his humans half's 'infection' with Love. Brother Tarkin wants too kill him, but Raynor decides to use his unique knowledge about the sisters, they just need to turn him back into evil Balthazor and break his love connection. Therefore he orders Cole to get the two halves of a protective amulet and kills the witches himself to make the sisters doubt him; and he has more tricks up his sleeve, in fact no price is too high... Written by KGF Vissers

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3 May 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time that Piper's power of "Molecular Combustion" is used. She blows up a clock waiting in line at the courthouse. Leo explains this as, "Piper's powers work by slowing down molecules, and apparently now she can speed them up as well." See more »


After Janna puts the potion on Phoebe's arm in alternating shots her arm goes from having the potion to being red and scratched. See more »


PruePhoebeLeo Wyatt: *hears an explosion from the kitchen, and they all look in that direction, then go into the kitchen*
Piper: *is covered in watermelon, worried* Ehh... heh neh neh...
Prue: *looking up at the ceiling* OK, was it a demon?
Piper: No. It was watermelon!
Phoebe: *puts towel over her head* Honey... why did you vanquish watermelon?
Piper: *squeaky voice to start* I didn't vanquish watermelon! I threw it up in the air, and I tried to freeze it, and it exploded! *gestures with her hands, and blows up windows and gasps... turns around ...
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Welcome Home, Belthazor
27 April 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in the line waiting to have their passports, Leo and Piper argue and Piper realizes that her paralyzing power changed to an explosive one. Meanwhile Phoebe is worried with Cole, since he has disappeared for one week. In the Brotherhood of Thorn, Raynor has already disclosed the true love of Cole for Phoebe and he decides to turn him back in Belthazor, killing the love of Phoebe and bringing back his evil side. He assigns Cole to steal two halves of a powerful protective amulet and kill their owners. Cole gets the first half but spares the witch. However, Raynor kills the witch, making the sisters suspicious of Cole. When they rescue the second witch, Cole is followed by Tarkin and Raynor with a tragic conclusion.

"Exit Strategy" is a good episode, but the writer could have found a better way to end the love of Phoebe. The unfair and full of prejudice judgment of the Halliwell sisters regarding the behavior of Cole was not the best solution. The unexplained new power of Piper was also very weird. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Poder Explosivo" ("Explosive Power")

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