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 »


When the show starts and they are in the attic, you can see someone crawl behind the boxes. See more »


Dan Gordon: Jenny? Jenny, come on. Talk to me.
Phoebe Halliwell: Whoa!
Piper Halliwell: Whoa!
Prue Halliwell: Whoa!
Jenny Gordon: International Operator please. Saudi Arabia.
Prue Halliwell: Saudi Arabia?
Dan Gordon: I'm sorry. We're moving in next door. Or at least we're trying to. Our phone's not hooked up yet.
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How Soon is Now?
(opening credits theme)
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr
Performed by Love Spit Love
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Season 2 episode 1: Witch Trial
4 November 2015 | by jrobkalSee all my reviews

Phoebe's persistence and attitude were the only reason I gave this episode 8 stars. I found it distracting, and while it did encourage Prue to tackle the demon, and help overcome her anguish over Andy, I still felt it too much. However the addition of Dan and the little girl are an interesting mix in the bag, I'm eager to see how they will make ripples in the story. I am also interested to see how Darryl will come more into play in the show now that Andy is gone. Other than all of that, I loved how the demon was bringing back all the vanquished demons and warlocks of the past. It was all done in great fashion and am anticipating the season.

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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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1.33 : 1
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