Prue is attacked by a warlock from the past, but Phoebe calls on an ancestor to help protect the sisters, and Piper works up her courage to ask Leo out.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King)
Matthew Tate
Tyler Layton ...
Melinda Warren
Terry Bozeman ...
Arnold Halliwell
Michael Mitz ...
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A warlock from the past is released from his curse and tries to steal the sisters' powers with the help of Rex and Hannah, but the sisters resurrect their ancestor to combat him. Meanwhile, Piper works up her courage to ask Leo out and Andy gets frustrated by Prue's continued involvement with bizarre police investigations. Written by Arturo Domínguez

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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16 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The first time that a warlock exhibits the power of blinking or instantly teleporting between places. See more »


Leo quotes Shakespeare and Melinda finishes the sentence, however his work wasn't know abroad until the 18th and 19th centuries. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: You've never asked a guy out before?
Piper Halliwell: Not on a real date, no.
Phoebe Halliwell: I don't understand. Am I the only person in this family who's inherited the take a chance gene?
Piper Halliwell: Probably, 'cause if I remember my biology correctly, it's attached to the "Can't Mind My Own Business" gene.
Phoebe Halliwell: Oh. Go.
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Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Holly McNarland
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The Ancestor and the Warlock from the XVII Century
18 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, the evil warlock Matthew Tate (Billy Wirth) is trapped in a locket by Melinda Warren (Tyler Layton) before she is being burnt at stake. In the present days, the also evil Rex Buckland (Neil Roberts) and Hannah Webster (Leigh Allyn Baker) give the locket to Prue as a piece to be cataloged, and Prue accidentally releases Matthew, the real intention of the wicked double. Matthew steals Prue's power and while chasing Piper and Phoebe to get their powers, the trio resurrects Melinda to help them to curse the powerful Matthew and imprison him again.

"The Witch Is Back" is another good episode of "Charmed", where the evilness and malice of Rex and Hannah are disclosed a little bit more, but not their master. The romance between Piper and Leo seems to have finally started. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Bruxa Está de Volta" ("The Witch Is Back")

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