Charmed/The Three Faces of Phoebe

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The Three Faces of Phoebe
Season 4, Episode 14
Airdate February 14, 2002
Production Number 4301080
Written by Curtis Kheel
Directed by Joel J. Feigenbaum
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The Three Faces of Phoebe is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of Charmed, and the eightieth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Harry Van Gorkum (Kurzon), Frances Bay (old Phoebe Halliwell), Samantha Goldstein (young Phoebe Halliwell), Debbi Morgan (The Seer), Andrew Abelson (Jax), David Reivers (Bob Cowan)


Plot Overview

Having another case of cold feet, Phoebe casts a spell to see if she should marry Cole. The spell ends up summoning an elderly Phoebe (Frances Bay) who has grown to be a bitter old, woman who hates Cole and an innocent 10-year-old Phoebe. The Seer (Debbi Morgan) convinces Kurzon (Harry Van Gorkum) to kill the younger Phoebe, thus preventing the Power of Three from ever being formed. He ends up killing the elderly Phoebe instead and is vanquished by the Charmed Ones. After fixing up this mess, Phoebe decides that she is ready to marry Cole.

Meanwhile, Paige receives a promotion after helping a woman in the past but turns it down because she used magic to help the woman. Cole also has personal problems as he unsuccessfully tries to fight the Source, who has complete control over him now.


Arc Advancement




Cole proposed to Phoebe in "Black as Cole".

Phoebe accepted the proposal in "A Paige From the Past".

Paige helped a woman named Carolyn get her son back using a spell in the previous episode, "Charmed and Dangerous".

Cole became The Source of All Evil in "Charmed and Dangerous".


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Behind the Scenes

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Memorable Moments



  • Overall Grade: A- after 1 review
  • Review Breakdown: A+: 0 A: 0 A-: 1 B+: 0 B: 0 B-: 0 C+: 0 C: 0 C-: 0 D: 0 F: 0
  • The episode could have easily done without Phoebe's second wave of cold feet. If we didn't experience this only a few episodes ago when she was struggling to accept Cole's proposal, then it wouldn't have been a pain to go through this. It was refreshing to see the sisters celebrate after finally vanquishing their number one enemy, the Source (for the time being, that is) as well as Paige finally learning to orb to different locations. The elder Phoebe was easily the best thing about the episode, complaining about Cole as well as Phoebe's choice of wardrobe. She did share a warm moment with Cole, informing him that she and her sisters will eventually learn his secret and will vanquish him regardless of the fact that she loves him.