Charmed (1998–2006)
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The Day the Magic Died 

The sorcerer Cronyn has waited for the rare natural phenomenon aurora borealis and other signs spelling a prophesied cancellation of all magical powers, good and evil, to set in motion a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Merrill (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Doris Bennett
Warlock Kane


The sorcerer Cronyn has waited for the rare natural phenomenon aurora borealis and other signs spelling a prophesied cancellation of all magical powers, good and evil, to set in motion a devious plan to eliminate the Charmed Sisters and especially Piper's baby, which is now about to be born premature. Meanwhile grandpa-to-be Victor presents his bride from a dating cruise, nurse Doris, who insists on assisting Piper, whose doctor ordered strict bed-rest, so it's mainly Leo's task to prevent her finding out as long as possible. Cronyn convinces Phoebe and Paige to attend a summit between good and evil to study how magic can be resurrected, but suspecting foul play is in evil's nature the Charmed sisters prepare a non-magic armory to be on the safe side... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 February 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Cheryl Ladd and Richard Lynch had previously worked together when Lynch guest starred on "Charlie's Angels" (1976) {Angels on the Street (#4.7)}. See more »


When Paige asks Leo if the smoking candle is ready, he says it only needs to set and we see that the wax was only just poured. A few moments later we see Leo taking inventory of the arsenal they have just put together and not only is the candle set, it has been removed from the holder/mold. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: [Talking to Paige about the geese while Pipers on bed rest] If we can't protect her from geese, how will we protect her from demons?
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When three planets burn as one, over a sky of dancing light, magic will rest on a holy day to welcome the birth of the twice blessed
29 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The day the magic died deals with Piper's baby being the source of a prophecy. Meanwhile magic is down with no caution to why it's happening leaving the sisters vulnerable to those after the baby. Its a creative concept as its nice to see the sisters come up with ways to deal with evil like using home made bombs or handcuffs to kill demons instead of their powers & potions and spells. I like that the Elders had plans in place to warn them of the power outage by trying to summon Leo, but can't and send a unicorn immune to any shifts in power.

My problems however with the episode is the writers are making every mystical creature or fairy tale character real and using them as deluxe mechanism to never be seen again after their first airing. It feels like they only through them in to advance the plot without a long term plan for them or explaining how they pass unnoticed by the mortal world. Also Victor takes a wife, turns out to be a demon, without any build up or emotional ties to the relationship and he never brings her up again. My last problem with it is baby Wyatt is the twice blessed which were told nothing about why he's chosen and what it entitles leaving much to the imagination without answers. The writers are capable of more in past episodes 61st at this point seem to be phoning it in to meet a quota instead of great story telling for the fans.

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