Prue tries to save a man trapped inside a painting only to get trapped herself. Piper ends up inside the painting, too, and the two sisters begin to realize the man may not be as innocent ... See full summary »

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Prue tries to save a man trapped inside a painting only to get trapped herself. Piper ends up inside the painting, too, and the two sisters begin to realize the man may not be as innocent as he claims. Meanwhile, Phoebe is suffering from an inferiority complex because she doesn't have a college degree, so she casts a "smart spell" on herself. But in the end Phoebe's street smarts end up saving the day. Written by GMEllis625

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14 October 1999 (USA)  »

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The painted desert is a plateau region in Arizona, and is also an allusion to a painting, a work of art and how to describe the different world shown in it. See more »

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Prue says that "Absolvo amitto, amplus brevis: semper mea" means "To free what is lost, say these words: mine forever". But a literal translation would be: I release I dismiss, ample brief: always mine. See more »

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Piper Halliwell: [about Phoebe] She's a walking brain-trust, an Einstein with cleavage.
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References Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) See more »

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Trapped in a Painting
4 February 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe bumps Prue's car in a post and casts a spell to become smarter to get a job and pays for the repair. Meanwhile Prue receives an old painting for evaluation and she finds a man trapped inside a painted castle. She sends the painting to the x-ray and finds some expressions in Latin. When she reads the words, she is sucked to the painting and meets Malcolm, who has been living in the castle for seventy years. Piper finds the painting in Prue's office and brings to their house, and she also reads the words being also trapped with Prue and Malcolm. When Phoebe helps them, the Halliwell sisters disclose that the man is actually an evil warlock.

"The Painted World" is a delightful episode of "Charmed". The reckless and naive Phoebe, as usual, has the best lines and situations. The story is well resolved and entertaining. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "No Mundo do Quadro" ("In the World of the Painting")


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