Charmed (1998–2006)
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That Old Black Magic 

The sisters are forced to turn to a reluctant teen-ager (Jay Michael Ferguson) when an evil witch (Brigid Brannagh) escapes the confines of her 200-year-old prison.


James L. Conway


Constance M. Burge (created by), Vivian Mayhew | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Greg Vaughan ... Dan Gordon
Karis Paige Bryant ... Jenny Gordon
Brian Krause ... Leo Wyatt
Jay Michael Ferguson ... Kyle Gwideon
Brigid Brannagh ... Tuatha
Lochlyn Munro ... Jack Sheridan
Pamela Kosh ... Betty
Maulik Pancholy ... Treasure Hunter #1
Jeremy Rowley ... Treasure Hunter #2
Teddy Lane Jr. ... Director
John Johnston John Johnston ... Joshua
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Heather


A trio of film students are the victims of a heart-stealing evil witch, Tuatha, who escapes from over two hundred years of entombment, hunting for her wand. Leo returns to help get the wand into the hands of the only person who can use the wand for good, the Chosen One, and bumps into Piper who has a new love interest: Dan. Trying to put the awkwardness aside, Leo, Piper, and Phoebe find the Chosen One, who turns out to be a reluctant teenager named Kyle, while Prue stumbles across the wand. Ignoring Leo's warnings, the sisters attempt to find and defeat the witch and barely escape with their lives. Protected only by a fake courage potion concocted by Prue, Kyle saves the day, destroying the evil witch by using the wand. The victory becomes bittersweet when Leo faces Piper's choice to end their difficult romance and begin a new one with Dan.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Phoebe and Leo were put to sleep by Tuatha, Brian Krause (Leo) hit his head on the stand. See more »


Three times during the show the snake is heard to rattle and hiss, but this is a boa constrictor that does neither. It is obvious when Tuatha picks it up that it it doesn't have rattles. Also the boa constrictor poses as if to strike Betty, but this is totally atypical of a boa. See more »


Kyle Gwideon: So, did you guys kick some butt or what?
Phoebe Halliwell: Or what.
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »


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Written by Bree Sharp
Performed by Bree Sharp
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The Power of the Will
7 February 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While in a cave, two explorers accidentally release the powerful evil witch Tuatha, and she casts a spell killing them and sends her serpent to chase her magical wand. Meanwhile, Leo meets Piper and Phoebe, tells them that Tuatha is free and advises them that they should find a teenager called Kyle Gwideon, the seventh boy of a seventh generation, since he is the chosen one to handle the wand and destroy Tuatha. Prue coincidently gets the wand in Buckland and brings it home. Tuatha kills three hikers in the woods removing their hearts, casts another spell making the Halliwell sisters powerless, while Leo trains the coward Kyle, but the boy is afraid to face Tuatha.

"That Old Black Magic" is a funny episode of "Charmed" that plays with "The Blair Witch Project". Piper gets in trouble with Leo and Dan, and has to decide with whom she will stay. The show is entertaining and comic. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Velha Magia Negra" ("The Old Black Magic")

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