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My top 5 Charmed episodes

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Charmed remains a show close to my heart. While I don’t watch it as much as I used to, there are some episodes I’ll happily put back on.

Charmed finished with Season 8, but it’s still a show close to many people’s hearts. There were attempts at spin-off shows, but nothing happened. It did end up getting rebooted, but that reboot wasn’t all that successful—I’m not getting into that debate as I actually enjoyed the reboot for what it was.

It’s left fans putting up with reruns, their boxsets, or the comic book series that has been on hiatus for some time now.

I’m one of the fans who opts for the DVD reruns since I have all eight seasons in a boxset. I find it’s the best way to watch the show since I just get to watch my favorite episodes. With that in mind, here are my top five Charmed episodes out of all 176 of them.

#5 Charmed favorite: That 70’s Episode

In this episode, the original three sisters (Prue, Piper, and Phoebe) travel back in time to save their family from a warlock. While in the ’70s, they get to meet their mother, who died when older sister Prue was about eight years old and see their Grams again. It’s a chance for youngest sister Phoebe to finally gain some memories of her mother, who is pregnant with her at the time.

It’s a battle to try and save their family, and try to save their mother at the same time. The problem is they’re not allowed to do anything that will change the timeline, so can’t actually save their mother from her fate.

#4 Charmed episode : Déjà Vu All Over Again

This is one of two season finales that makes my top 5=five list, and is the first season’s finale! It quickly showed that certain people are just not meant to be saved, although that idea lost its meaning in later seasons, especially after Season 5.

The Charmed Ones are stuck in a time loop, and Phoebe is the one to realize that. The time loop was designed to kill all three sisters and will continue until all three are dead. By realizing that they are stuck in the loop, the sisters can work together to trap the demon responsible and bring an end to it. The problem is that it means the death of a loved one and close friend, Andy Trudeau.

Subtle things change every time the day resets, especially Prue and Andy’s final conversation where they finally profess their love for each other. It was a bittersweet ending but has led to many fans creating fanfictions around them.

#3: All Hell Breaks Loose

The top three spots have changed over the years. They tend to move up and down depending on whether I’ve spotted something new and interesting in the most recent rewatch. As it stands right now, “All Hell Breaks Loose” is at number 3. It’s the second finale to make the list, and this one is from Season 3. It’s another that shows some people are not meant to be saved.

This finale actually ended up on a cliffhanger due to behind-the-scenes discussions. Shannen Doherty, who played Prue, left the show between Seasons 3 and 4, and her character ended up as the one to be killed off. The way the episode was left set it up for all three sisters to die if that was necessary.

#2: Hell Hath No Fury

This was one of the most heartbreaking episodes for me. It was just three episodes into Season 4, and the chance for Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper, to share her grief for losing her best friend and on-screen big sister. Doherty and Combs were close friends off-screen as well as on-screen, and Combs took Doherty’s departure the hardest.

Piper turns into a fury, and it turns out that she is angry about her big sister dying and leaving the family. Some fans are torn over this episode, with some believing that a younger sister would not be so angry at Prue for leaving. However, it is a stage of grief that only those going through that sort of situation can understand.

#1 Charmed episode: Morality Bites

There was a lesson learned in this Season 2 episode that the writers forgot about in later episodes: “the wrong things done for the right reasons are still the wrong things.” It’s a moral dilemma that people face and often find themselves wondering the answer for.

In this episode, The Charmed Ones bring back the witch trials simply due to teaching someone on the street a lesson for allowing his dog to poop outside their property. Phoebe is burned at the stake 10 years into the future after killing a baseball player with her powers because he hurt her friend.

You may notice that my top five episodes are all in the first four seasons. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the seasons afterward. If I did a top 10 list, there would be episodes from Season 5 onward in that. The first three seasons just had more of an impact on me, and were where most of the life lessons could be learned.

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