So the Charmed Ones now have TWO lovelorn demons to deal with, and the most dangerous one is not the newcomer. Jeric, who has to find new hosts for the soul of his beloved Isis, and Cole, who has now completely gone over the edge. When Jeric kidnaps Phoebe, Cole actually bands up with him, and manages to get Paige possessed instead of his ex-wife. He then forces Piper to choose which sister she wants to save, trusting that she will save Phoebe. Piper seldom has the opportunity to save the day, so it is a good thing that she manages to come up with a really clever plan here.
What makes this episode really gripping is its mixed tone. There are a lot of hilarious scenes, most of them involving Cole and his desperate rants. His fight with Piper is a great moment of pointless but rather satisfying violence. Unfortunately, all is not bright here. Cole is clearly slipping back into evil, to the point that he's willing to gamble Phoebe's life, and quite ready to kill Piper and Paige.
Leo's lame attempt to help Morris solve this unsolvable case also provides a funny side-plot. On the downside, why would Morris get blamed for the disappearance of a mummy, but not for that of his prisoner ?