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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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First on screen appearance of The Source. See more »


The first time Cole speaks to him, The Source refers to the demon Tempus as 'Tempest'. See more »


Prue Halliwell: Look, I know that this all sounds incredible, but it doesn't make it any less true. All right, you're a healer, you do good, now either you have saved too many lives or you're about to save a life that they don't want you to save.
Dr. Griffiths: They?
Prue Halliwell: Yeah, demons. Uh, more specifically, Shax. He was The Source's assassin.
Dr. Griffiths: Hold it, I get it. This is a practical joke. Right? Do you have a hidden camera here? My second wife put you up to this? It's just like her.
Prue Halliwell: O.K., Dr. Griffiths, listen to me, this is anything,...
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References All Hell Broke Loose (1995) See more »


How Soon Is Now?
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Performed by The Smiths
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Where is this episode????????
23 July 2008 | by wingnut105See all my reviews

I swear I have seen all the other episodes perhaps 3 times each. The reruns have been on TNT forever, several times a day. Why have I not seen this episode in rerun and does anyone know when I may? And now, in order to get this posted, and hopefully answered, I must fill the next several lines with something coherent so please forgive the following uninteresting information. I enjoy Harleys, cats, my wife, and my daughter, not necessarily in that order. My job is not the greatest, but it helps pay the bills so I guess I shouldn't complain. How about the price of gas? Now, if I could just win that lotto.......... Good gosh, am I ever going to get to the ten lines necessary to get this darned question posted? OK, let's see. How about a funny quote? Navin R. Johnson: Huh? I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends and... uh... my thermos.(From The Jerk 1979)

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17 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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