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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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Release Date:

17 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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First on screen appearance of The Source. See more »


When Phoebe hits Cole with the potion, smoke erupts from his back. As he staggers towards her the device used to create the smoke is seen on his back several times. 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 ...
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References All Hell Broke Loose (1995) See more »


Dream on
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
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To Maplaver re your review
1 May 2016 | by mtanyasmailSee all my reviews

OK so my rating is on the actual show. And I know I am like 10 years late but I still love it and watch the reruns and own the entire series on DVD. What bugged me was the review/comment by the person named maplaver that was titled "is not incoherent" or something to that effect. Obviously you didn't do ANY research before commenting. Your "explanation" is completely wrong. As stated before by a few people, there was a second part but it was pulled after the departure that was less than friendly by Shannen D. Since we have heard about her being quite difficult to deal with this does not surprise me. I am however VERY disappointed that with all Aaron Spellings money he couldn't have found a way around it contractually to allow the second episode to be included. It is one of the most IMPORTANT episodes of the whole series! For such a long time I would be watching and when they would go from Season 3 last episode to Season 4 first one I'd be scratching my head! It's ridiculous. We are left to just surmise what happened. It did take me a long time to warm up to Paige as the new third sister but eventually I did. I also liked every made for TV movie I have seen Shannen in and it seems such a shame that a talented actress such as herself could be so unprofessional and ruin so many aspects of her career. Anyway, maybe one day somehow those of us who did not get to see part 2 of that episode will get to see it. One can only hope. :)

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