Charmed (1998–2006)
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Reckless Abandon 

The sisters must find a way to vanquish a ghost who is intent on killing all of the men in a family line, including the last male, a baby named Matthew.


Craig Zisk




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
Stephanie Beacham ... Martha van Lewen
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Elias Lundy
Hillary Danner Hillary Danner ... Alexandra van Lewen
Lochlyn Munro ... Jack Sheridan
Ric Coy Ric Coy ... Gilbert van Lewen (as Rick Coy)
Rolando Molina ... Hernandez
Albert Stroth ... Uniform Cop


While in the police station with Darryl, Phoebe touches an abandoned baby called Matthew and she has a premonition of a ghost killing the Matthew's father. She convinces Darryl to let her bring the baby home, where the inexperienced Halliwell sisters get into troubled situation. Meanwhile, Prue is preparing a presentation with Jack expecting to go to New York, and Dan helps Piper with Matthew. Prue discloses the father's name and soon the sisters find that the ghost was the chauffer of the family and he is killing all the men of the family as a revenge for his death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In Season 1 "The Power of Two" the Book of Shadows states the ghost (Jackson Ward) could only be vanquished by a spell spoken by the spirit of one of the witches (Prue or Phoebe). In This episode Book of Shadows) states the ghost (Gilbert) could be vanquished by a potion spread over the bones of the his body or by the death of the object of the ghosts wrath (Martha). Note per this episode Jackson Ward could have been vanquished by spreading potion over his bones since Prue and Phoebe spread a potion on his crypt (which would have his bones) to summon him. See more »


At one point, Piper is holding the baby by supporting his weight with her right arm. The camera then cuts to another angle, and she is now supporting him with her left arm. See more »


Phoebe Halliwell: Who would bring a baby to a police station?
Darryl Morris: It was abandoned. Now, look, Phoebe...
Phoebe Halliwell: Abandoned? That's awful.
Darryl Morris: That's why they call it a crime.
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »


Human touch
Written by Darren Pearson and Liz Overs
Performed by Pocketsize as "Pocket Size
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Good Soundtrack
20 September 2006 | by arturo_smallcharmSee all my reviews

One of the things because I love this episode, it's because of the soundtrack, where we can gear "Human Touch", and excellent song, that had to do a lot with the story of the abandoned child.

Later he discovered that he was not meant to be abandoned, she was just being protected by the family when a ghost demon showed up and wanting to kill the baby, even when he just killed the whole male members of the family, he was chasing the baby, but this was being protected by the Charmed Ones.

I hope you enjoy this episode as well as I did, trust me, this is one of the best from the second season.

I always rather Paige over Prue!

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27 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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