When Zankou has his underworld henchman attack the Manor, Wyatt shrinks his parents confining them to a doll house in the attic to protect them.


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Zankou sends his underworld henchmen after the Charmed Ones so he can gain access to the power of the Nexus trapped under the Manor. To protect his parents Wyatt shrinks them and imprisons them in a doll house in the attic that is an exact replica of the Manor. Written by laird-3

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The title is based upon the movie Die Hard (1988). See more »


The names Woogyman, Shadow and Nexus have been mistakenly used as one and the same in the last seasons by the writers. This is most noticeable when Piper, Phoebe and Paige cast the Nexus out of Leo by using the Woogyman Spell. They are, however, two separate entities. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: Let me ask you a question. Do we ever push the deadline for the evening edition?
Bauer: No. Then it would be called the "sometime in the middle of the night" edition.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »


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Honey, The Kid Shrunk Us
24 July 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A good episode with a lot of comedy and the return of a few familiar faces (although I'm not sure that the Shadow qualifies as a face). We haven't heard about Zankou since the World-Change fiasco, so it's nice to see that he's still up to his usual mischief -and still as lethal to his crowd of followers, while almost friendly with the Halliwells.

The argument between Piper and Leo over his new lack of powers is credible, except for one thing : Leo has never been able to self-heal ! It was the major catch to his powers, the one which led to Piper declaring her love to him in the first season. Apart from that, and from the fact that this argument has already been played years ago, the scene works and its conclusion -thanks to Wyatt's ever-entertaining ideas- is very good. Protect his parents by turning them into toys ? Isn't that boy a treasure ! And the last scene when Leo turns into the Shadow is good too. It would have been cool to let him hesitate a bit about losing his powers once more, but maybe that would make him too Cole-like. Finally, I just love the conclusion to Leo's dilemma. He did need a purpose, and Paige wasn't a very convincing headmistress anyway, so the new deal is a sheer stroke of genius. Leo will be great in that role, and that will allow the story to move forward once more.

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