Charmed (1998–2006)
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All Hell Breaks Loose 

Prue and Piper bring a doctor to the manor, to protect him from a powerful demonic assassin named Shax, who was sent by The Source. When Shax breaks into the manor, he throws Prue and Piper through a wall, causing them to almost die.


Shannen Doherty


Constance M. Burge (created by), Brad Kern | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Brian Krause ... Leo Wyatt
Dorian Gregory ... Darryl Morris
Julian McMahon ... Cole Turner
Matt Malloy ... Dr. Griffiths
Mercedes Colon ... Elana Dominguez (as Mercedes Colón)
Michael Bailey Smith ... Shax / The Source
Marianna Elliott ... Alice Hicks
Mark Bennington ... Cameraman
Joe O'Connor ... News Editor
Margaret Easley ... News Director
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Captain (as Tommy Hicks)
Rebekah Nanfria Rebekah Nanfria ... Female Classmate (as Rebekah Louise Smith)


Prue and Piper bring Dr. Griffiths to their home to save him from the Source's assassin Shax. While Phoebe looks in the Book of Shadows how to vanquish the demon, Prue and Piper fight and chase Shax onto the streets to destroy him. However, they are filmed and exposed live on television news as witches. They become a national sensation with a crowd in front of their house. Phoebe trusts Cole and goes to the underworld with Leo to ask him to summon Tempus and revert time while a fanatic woman shoots Piper, who dies. The source proposes Phoebe to stay with him and in return he would save her sister. Phoebe accepts the deal, and the time is reverted to the moment Shax is attacking Prue, Piper and Dr. Griffiths. Only to loose Pru. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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season finale | wiccan | farewell | See All (3) »


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Did You Know?


First on screen appearance of The Source. See more »


When Phoebe hits Cole with the potion, smoke erupts from his back. As he staggers towards her the device used to create the smoke is seen on his back several times. See more »


Dr. Griffiths: Who the hell are you?
Shax: The End!
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References All Hell Broke Loose (1995) See more »


How Soon is Now?
(opening credits theme)
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr
Performed by Love Spit Love
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ALL Hell; breaks Loose
9 November 2006 | by DoreenhollndSee all my reviews

Well the explanations are great guys, Thanks, I thought I missed an episode or something between this episode Charmed Again, My comment is why didn't they write in part two of all hell breaks loose, better?

I know there were behind the scene problems with Shannen, so if her exit was abrupt. I can only surmise that we have to assume, Prue hit that wall HARDER then Piper. I didn't think of Phoebe not being there, if time was reversed,Why was Phoebe returned as well.

I was just curious as to why so many details were omitted,

Over time,Shannen and producers could have made peace for the final episode. If Grams and Patty can be called. Prue should have been too.

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Release Date:

17 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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