Pheobe has a vivid premonition foretelling her own death - burned at the stake for killing a man with her powers - in the year 2009. To prevent her execution, the sisters travel to the future.

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Nathaniel Pratt
Clara Thomas ...
Melinda Halliwell-Wyatt
Lisa Connaughton ...
Anne
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Carpool Neighbor
Sibila Vargas ...
Sierra Stone
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Cal Greene
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Claudia Gold ...
Screaming Woman
Darron Johnson ...
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Phoebe has a vision of herself being burnt to death, the sisters travel ten years into the future to learn what happened. Only to discover that she used her powers to kill Cal Greene, causing a local D.A. named Nathanial Pratt to begin modern day witch trials as a platform for political office. Written by Arturo Domínguez

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This episode is a nod to and a play on words to the movie Reality Bites (1994), starring Ethan Hawke See more »

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When Prue is looking at the "to create a door" spell, there is nothing between the pages. Seconds later, as she's flipping through the book, she finds the prison map inserted between the pages where the "create a door" spell is, where there was nothing just moments before. See more »

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Nathaniel Pratt: I love the smell of burnt witch in the morning.
Phoebe Halliwell: At least I'm paying for my crime. There'll come a day where you have to pay for yours too.
Nathaniel Pratt: Remorseless to the end. Let today be a lesson to all those who would seek to defy human nature with their way of life. Let today serve notice that black magic will not be tolerated in our society and let today be remembered as the day we burned the witch.
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References Reality Bites (1994) See more »

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The Importance of Ethics
4 February 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Halliwell sisters play a prank with their neighbor Nathanial Pratt because his dog always defecates in their sidewalk. Phoebe has a premonition of her death in 2009 executed by burning at stake and the sisters cast a spell to travel to the future. They see the destiny of each one: Prue is a wealthy workaholic businesswoman without a mate; Piper is divorced with a daughter; and Phoebe will be executed for killing a man. This incident with Phoebe provoked a witch hunting leaded by Nathanial Pratt. In the end, the sisters acknowledge the importance of ethics.

In spite of giving an important message about ethics and morality, since the sisters are not allowed to use their powers for personal advantage, this episode is only reasonable. The story is absolutely inconsistent with the fate of Prue. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Questão de Ética" ("Matter of Ethics")


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