Charmed: Season 3, Episode 12

Wrestling with Demons (1 Feb. 2001)

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When Prue discovers that one of her ex-boyfriends is being led down the path to becoming a demon, she, Piper and Phoebe risk their lives in an underworld wrestling ring to save his soul.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Mr. Kellman
Tom Peters
Marcus Bagwell ...
Slammer (as Buff Bagwell)
Thunder (as Booker T. Huffman)
Scott Steiner ...
Fran Peters
Dennis Dun ...
Mr. Chang


Phoebe has a premonition with a demon killing a man, and when the Halliwell sisters defend him, Prue recognizes the demon as a former high school sweetheart. The football player Tom Peters wounded his knee, and his demon-agent Mr. Kellman recruited him for a demon academy. Tom is in the last step to become a demon, and Prue proposes a fight in a wrestling ring controlled by the Source, disputing the Halliwell sisters' souls against Tom's. Meanwhile, Phoebe tells Piper first and Prue later that she did not vanquish Belthazor. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode features the first trip to the underworld of the whole series. See more »


Mega-Man: [steps into the wrestling ring] Look at this face! This is the face of pain! And I'm the bringer of pain! And I'm gonna destroy you! You could cry for mercy! But I don't know the meaning of the word!
Prue: Alright, some people think this is entertainment.
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Just hit me
25 June 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

No way. Some parts of this episode make me wince just thinking back on them. It is a good thing that Phoebe finally reveals to her sisters that she hasn't really killed Cole, and I appreciate their reactions : although incredulous, Piper mostly worries that Prue will be furious. And indeed, Prue takes the news very badly, but we come to see that mostly she's terribly hurt that her sister lied to her. The lost-property spell causes some great moments. The pens crowding the drawer, and all those lone socks reappearing from wherever the washing machine sent them to... although it's a pity that the dog just isn't mentioned anymore afterwards. And I really like Daryl's scenes. The guy really does a good job of remaining calm despite all that's happening around him.

Now to my complaints. First of all, the obvious parallel between Phoebe and Prue. After what happened between Phoebe and Cole, it is the right place to introduce Prue's ex-boyfriend, who is on his way to becoming a demon. The trouble is that the similarity is never evoked, and both sisters actually insist that each other's boyfriend is unredeemable. That seems completely out of character for them.

Second : the training center for would-be demons. The notion of recruiting desperate people through a manager is quite good and significant, but the rest couldn't be more silly. Just consider : the training includes 6 steps, and only for the last one do the trainees have to kill someone. So what do they do during the rest of the training ? Pilfer fruit at the market ? besides, it's the first and only time we'll ever hear about those chevrons.

And the same goes for my third point, which is : wrestling as a refresher course for demons. ARGH. Why not curling or ping-pong while we're at it ? There is nothing magical here, or even remotely scary. Just brute force and blustery talk that don't really scare anybody.

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