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Out of Sight 

When a young boy gets kidnapped by a Grimlock, it's up to Prue, Piper and Phoebe to attempt a dangerous rescue.


Craig Zisk


Constance M. Burge (created by), Tony Blake | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Ted King ... Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King)
Dorian Gregory ... Darryl Morris
Shawn Christian ... Josh
Scott Plank ... Eric Lohman
Raphael Sbarge ... Brent Miller
Scott Terra ... David
Matt George ... Grimlock #1
Maureen Muldoon ... Dee
Michael O'Connor Michael O'Connor ... Jerry Cartwright
Dennis Keiffer Dennis Keiffer ... Grimlock #2
Lucy Rodriguez Lucy Rodriguez ... Housekeeper Lucy


When Prue tries to stop a kidnapping in the park during a birthday party, a reporter sees her using her strong telekinetic abilities to psionically separate David from the demon. Phoebe and Piper attempt to learn more about the demons who stole the child, who turn out to be Grimlocks, demons which sense people's auras and steal children's eyesight. At the same time, they must try to stop the reporter from exposing Prue and themselves. The sisters are not exposed, but Andy does find out about their powers. The sisters vanquish the demons and a former victim of theirs who survived convinces the children they rescued not to tell the truth.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Did You Know?


This episode features four separate people - Andy, Eric Lohman, Brent (on some level) and David - learning of the sisters' powers. It is also the first and one of the only times that many people discovered their secret and no magic was used to cover it up. See more »


When Prue is making the potion to vanquish the Grimlocks, one full jar is on the counter. She picks up the pot to fill the other jar, but sets it down without having filled the jar when the phone rings. After she finishes the call from Phoebe, she picks up two full jars and leaves, even though she never filled the second jar. See more »


Josh: This is important. It could affect the rest of my life.
Piper Halliwell: Well, not if we take precautions.
Josh: What?
Piper Halliwell: I'm not saying I'm ready for that. In fact I'm not ready for that. But when I am ready for that, I'm just saying I will be taking precautions.
Josh: Piper, what are you talking about?
Piper Halliwell: Uh, having... sex. You're not talking about that, are you?
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


Hermes Bird
Written by Cinjun Tate, Shelby Tate, Jeffrey Cain Thompson ', 'Cedric LeMoyne' and Gregory Slay
Performed by Remy Zero
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Eye Witness
9 September 2016 | by RealrockerhalloweenSee all my reviews

Out of sight shaped up to be an exciting episode full of energy and expanding the universe. Yet I found it a little full and boring.

I love the look of the grimlocks and appreciate the attempt to raise the attempt to raise the stakes with a reporter who watches their every move. But what took it down a few notches as it takes forever to get going and overloaded with drama it doesn't allow any fun. The grimlocks feel underused and their motives feel confusing. The reporter comes off a dirt bag with no redeeming qualities and causing trouble for the heck of it.

Another issue is they are helping a friend we do really know and thus it robs the scene of any real emotional punches or suspense. The music seems recycled and confirms my suspicions no thought was really put into the project. The idea could've worked later down the road and with a few tweaks have been one of the best episodes yet falls flat here. Even the side story seems bland and uninteresting.

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Release Date:

5 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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