Prue and Phoebe receive a plea for help from a young kidnap victim, while Piper is surprised by the unexpected return of her lover Leo.

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Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King)
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Mr. Franklin
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Mickey Jackson (as Brad Tatum)
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Max Franklin
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When the young witch Max is kidnapped by two thieves to use his power to heist a bank, he communicates with Prue through a Ouija Board, and she helps the boy. Meanwhile, Piper is having trouble with the new chef of Quake, and the handyman Leo returns to help the Halliwell sisters to fix the chandelier. When Phoebe sees him floating in the air, he discloses that he is a Whitelighter, the guardian of good witches assigned to protect the Halliwell sisters, and he was not allowed to fall in love for a witch as he did for Piper. He asks Phoebe to keep the secret, while he tries to find the best way to end his relationship with Piper. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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wiccan | telekinesis | See All (2) »

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Trivia

First time one of the Charmed Ones (Phoebe) learns about white lighters. Phoebe is asked to keep it a secret from her sisters. See more »

Goofs

Leo tells Phoebe that they were never supposed to find out he was a whitelighter, yet in all future episodes it is established that witches know their whitelighters. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Halliwell: Okay. Okay. You don't have to beat it out of me. Leo is a Whitelighter. They're sort of guardian angels for witches. And they're not supposed to get involved with witches. But Leo couldn't help it. He fell in love with you and that broke all the rules and got him in all sorts of trouble. And even though he'll love you forever you will probably never see him again.
Piper Halliwell: What? Phoebe, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Oh god. Don't be so silly.
Phoebe Halliwell: That's me. Silly.
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References Secrets & Lies (1996) See more »

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How Soon Is Now?
Written by 'Johnny Marr (I) and 'Morrissey'
Performed by The Smiths
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The Whitelighter – The Guardian of the Good Witches
21 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the young witch Max is kidnapped by two thieves to use his power to heist a bank, he communicates with Prue through a Ouija Board, and she helps the boy. Meanwhile, Piper is having trouble with the new chef of Quake, and the handyman Leo returns to help the Halliwell sisters to fix the chandelier. When Phoebe sees him floating in the air, he discloses that he is a Whitelighter, the guardian of good witches assigned to protect the Halliweel sisters, and he was not allowed to fall in love for a witch as he did for Piper. He asks Phoebe to keep the secret, while he tries to find the best way to end his relationship with Piper.

"Secrets and Guys" is an underrated episode of "Charmed" with two good stories. The lead one, about the boy Max, is flawed, since Prue discloses her ability to the criminals, and they do not die in the end, therefore jeopardizing Max and Prue's secrets. The parallel one, also very entertaining, about the powers of Leo and his impossible love for Piper. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Segredos e Homens" ("Secrets and Men")


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