Charmed (1998–2006)
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Witch Trial 

The sisters face a demon named Abraxas, who steals the Book of Shadows and undoes some of the spells they've cast (in reverse order), releasing old vanquished enemies of the Charmed Ones.


Craig Zisk


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Greg Vaughan ... Dan Gordon
Dorian Gregory ... Darryl Morris
Karis Paige Bryant ... Jenny Gordon
Jennifer Rhodes ... Penny 'Grams' Halliwell
Greg Cromer ... Rob
Janet Wood ... Mrs. Milton
Rick Cramer ... Nicholas
Jesse D. Goins ... Doctor (as Jesse Goins)
Walter Phelan ... Abraxas
Matt Entriken Matt Entriken ... Assistant
Mark Nearing Mark Nearing ... Paramedic


Abraxas steals the Book of Shadows and begins to undo the spells, releasing old vanquished foes of the Charmed Ones. When Phoebe realizes if Abraxas undoes the spell that granted them their powers, they will no longer be witches, Prue thinks it might be for the best because she blames herself and her powers for Andy's death. Still out of work, Piper tries to secure a loan to buy a nightclub.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Karis Paige Bryant and Greg Vaughan's first appearance. They are also added to the opening credits. See more »


Piper deduces that Abraxas must be reading the Book of Shadows backwards, because the spell used to vanquish Jeremy was at the back of the book; originally, the spell was on the back of their spirit board, not in the book. She also says the "Woogyman" Spell was just before that, but Phoebe added the spell somewhere in the center of the book. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: [to Piper after catching her making out with a guy on the couch] Last I heard you were meeting a banker friend about the loan...
[she looks over at the handsome man sitting on the couch]
Phoebe Halliwell: Is this the credit check?
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How Soon Is Now?
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Performed by The Smiths
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The First Anniversary of the Charmed Ones
3 February 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Phoebe suggests her sisters to celebrate their first anniversary as witches on the next day, but Prue misses Andy and blames herself for his death, and Piper is trying to raise a loan of US$ 60,000.00 to buy a club. Suddenly, an Abraxas demon steals the Book of Shadows and reads the spells backwards, undoing them and bringing Jeremy, Nicholas and the Woogy-Man back. The Halliwell sisters have to use the Power of Three to retrieve their book and vanquish Abraxas.

"Witch Trial" is an only reasonable episode of "Charmed". The gorgeous Alyssa Milano is tanned and Phoebe is smarter in this episode. Prue is resolving her guilty complex and Piper is chasing her dream of having her own business. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Provação" ("Probation")

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Release Date:

30 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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