DVD review: “Charmed – Season One” (2018 – present)

“Charmed – Season One” (2018 – present)

Television Drama

22 Episodes

Developed by: Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin

Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Ser’Darius Blain, Ellen Tamaki, Rupert Evans and Nick Hargrove

Macy Vaughn: “What do you think mom would say if she saw us standing together right now?”

Mel Vera, Maggie Vera: “Your differences are your strengths, and nothing’s as strong as your sisterhood.”

Released recently on DVD, “Charmed- Season One” (2018) is the reboot of a much beloved and long running show of the same name featrubg three witches who are sisters living in San Francisco, fight evil, living life and who also ran a nightclub which would feature a new musical guest each week. There really can be few shows on television that are ready to grab the cultural moment with questions being asked about the roles of men and woman, their places within structures and how best to deal with these elements from both sides, especially young and female.

There are some very real issues with the show in terms of special effects, chemistry, villains and the day to day activities each character has to go through, however over time some of these will be overcome especially with experience and a break between Season One and the now airing Season Two.

Set in the fictional college town of Hilltowne, Michigan, the series begins with sisters Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery) living with their mother Marisol (Valerie Cruz), who shortly afterward is attacked and killed by an unknown dark force. Three months later, Mel and Maggie discover that they have an older half-sister, Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock), who was kept a secret by their mother for years but recently moved to Hilltowne to accept a new job at the local university. After the first time the sisters are under the same roof, they unexpectedly start exhibiting new magical abilities; the eldest Macy receives the power of telekinesis, middle sister Mel can freeze time, and the youngest Maggie can hear people’s thoughts. Soon afterward, their Whitelighter—an advisor who protects and guides witches—Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) gathers all three sisters together and reveals to them that they are witches, as was their mother. Marisol had bound her daughters’ powers when they were each born to protect them and let them live normal lives, but was in the process of unbinding their powers on the night she was murdered. The sisters ultimately accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones, the most powerful trio of good witches who protect innocent lives from demons and other dark forces in Hilltowne.

The reboot changes several elements from the original Charmed series, including moving the fictional setting from San Francisco to Hilltowne; making the middle sister a lesbian; giving the youngest sister the power of telepathy instead of premonition; changing the family name from Halliwell to Vera; and having all three of the sisters’ alliterative names begin with ‘M’ instead of ‘P’. Additionally, the reboot has a more ethnically diverse cast: Mantock is Afro-Caribbean, Diaz is Puerto Rican, and Jeffery is African American, English and Indigenous Canadian. However, in the series they all play Latina sisters, with Mantock’s Macy and Jeffery’s Maggie both being Afro-Latinas.


Pilot: One night, Maggie and Mel Vera come home to discover that their mother, Marisol, has been murdered after receiving a frantic text ordering them to come home. Three months later, the sisters are estranged, with Mel blaming Maggie for Marisol’s death and Maggie deciding to leave their home for a chance to join a sorority. At the same time, Macy Vaughn, a molecular geneticist, is hired to work at Hilltowne University under Thaine, a professor recently reinstated after being accused of sexual harassment. Macy introduces herself to Maggie and Mel as their older half-sister, and the three are then brought before Harry Greenwood, who introduces himself as their “Whitelighter” and explains that they are witches and that their mother had been trying to undo the binding spells she placed to hide their powers before she was killed. He gives them 48 hours to decide whether to accept their powers or return to their original lives. After Macy helps Maggie exorcise a demon from her ex, Brian, they realize that everything Harry told them is true. The next day, Mel is lured into a trap by Thaine, who reveals that he is really the archdemon Taydeus. Macy, Maggie, and Mel are able to use the “Power of Three” to kill Taydeus, but learn that he is not the demon who killed their mother. Later that night, Mel finds an ouija board that the sisters use to contact Marisol’s spirit. In turn, she warns them not to trust Harry.

Let This Mother Out: After Harry warns them that ouija boards are easily manipulated by evil spirits, the girls decide to use a truth serum to determine whether or not he’s lying. While obtaining an ingredient for the serum, Macy learns about a “black blob” that escaped from the university lab. Maggie increasingly finds that her power makes it difficult to have a social life. Mel uses the board against Harry’s instructions, and Macy is forced to destroy it to protect her; this drives a wedge between them. The truth serum is accidentally given to Niko instead of Harry, and she admits to cheating on Mel with her ex-fiancee. Maggie persuades her sister to help her cast a spell to free Marisol’s spirit from the board. She reveals that Harry killed her, and that he plans to steal their powers. The girls are told to use the Prism of Souls to trap him, but Mel becomes doubtful and stabs Marisol, exposing her as a demon. Maggie then destroys her by using her phone as a mirror. Harry decides to start training the girls, and informs them that the blob is a form of the Harbinger, the demon whose arrival foretells the beginning of apocalypse. The Harbinger is then shown choosing a coma patient, Angela Wu, as its host.

Sweet Tooth: Harry’s training is not going well, especially since Maggie is juggling both her commitment to her sorority and her duty as a Charmed One. Harry also forces Mel to wear a special talisman that allows him to track her as punishment for misusing her power. The girls craft a plan to find the Harbinger, but when Maggie uses magic to throw a party at their house, she persuades them to use it as an opportunity to lure it out. She also tries to help Macy spice up her costume for Gavin. After learning that three virgins have been killed and drained of their blood, the girls and Harry try to seal off the house, though not before Angela, now a full demon, enters. Mel tells Harry that she feels smothered because she has never had to hide who she is from others. The protection spell fails, exposing Angela’s presence; Macy, a virgin, uses her own blood to lure it outside. The binding spell fails (due to the consequences of Maggie using magic for personal gain) and Mel casts a forbidden spell to defeat Angela, nearly killing Macy as well. Harry reveals that he is protective because another witch he served, Fiona, killed herself after being institutionalized. The girls then chain up the Harbinger in the attic until their superiors, the Elders, arrive.

Exorcise Your Demons: Niko and her partner Trip visit the girls to question them about Angela, but the arrival of Elder Charity Callahan throws them off the trail. Charity explains that Angela is beyond saving and has to be killed using the Power of Three. Mel and Maggie are against the decision, but Macy supports it. Lucy asks Parker to help an overwhelmed Maggie study for her midterm. Mel discovers that Angela’s soul is still intact, meaning she can be saved. Charity refuses to permit an exorcism, so Mel and Maggie abduct Angela and drive off. Harry tracks them down, but agrees to help once he learns that Angela’s soul is still alive. Charity reveals that, years ago, she cast a spell on Marisol that erased her emotional pain from abandoning Macy. The sisters learn that their mother wrote a secret spell of exorcism, based in Santería, that only they can use. When Parker unexpectedly shows up, Maggie kisses him and he leaves. The girls recite the spell and exorcise the Harbinger; however, Trip, who had been following them, is killed by flying debris. Maggie decides that she wants to study for the midterm on her own. Through Niko, Mel learns that Charity covered up Trip’s death by framing him for Angela’s crimes. Later, a mysterious man uses a hypnotic suggestion to compel Charity to give him the vessel holding the Harbinger.

Other Women: Mel is worried about Niko’s state of mind after Trip’s death and invites her over for dinner. Macy meets billionaire Alistair Caine, who has an interest in her work, and learns that Galvin has started a relationship with another woman, Summer. Parker dumps Lucy, who asks Maggie to help find the girl he “cheated” on her with. Niko reveals that, before his death, Trip was looking into a link between her mother’s death and two other murders; Mel tells her to drop it. A shapeshifter working for Caine, Hunter, steals Trip’s identity in order to trap Niko. He leaves Niko to die in a fire, but Mel saves her and later thwarts another attempt on her life. Summer turns out not to be a succubus, but Macy notices a strange mark on Galvin. Harry recommends using the Power of Three to change history so as to prevent Niko and Mel from ever meeting, but warns that doing so will erase every trace of their relationship. The spell goes through, and Mel is left heartbroken. Maggie admits that she kissed Parker to Lucy, and gets expelled from Kappa. Mel learns that, as a consequence of the spell, she missed an important interview and no longer has a job at the university. Alastair Caine tells Hunter, who turns out to be his son, that they must acquire DNA from the sisters in order to steal their powers.

Kappa Spirit: Harry looks into Galvin’s mark, believing it to be demonic in nature. He also arranges for Mel to interview for an administrative job in his office. Crane orders mandatory blood tests for everyone in the university lab. Lucy falls under the influence of Brenda Mancini, who fell to her death while drunk in 1989 after being rejected as a pledge and has now returned as a revenant. They also see a memory of their mother pregnant with Macy, and fearful for her health. Mel and Maggie find the pledges tied up, and suspect that Brenda plans to use Lucy to take revenge on Jenna, the girl she blames for her death. Jenna reveals that since Brenda’s death, there have been multiple deaths at Kappa resembling hers, leading the girls to realize that she intends to make Lucy the next. Macy decides to contact a Yoruba priestess for help; she is warned that Galvin’s mark indicates a “darkness” within her, one that has been present since her birth. Maggie and Mel attempt to destroy Brenda with a spell, but it fails. Lucy attempts suicide, but Harry saves her and Maggie earns her forgiveness, taking away Brenda’s power. Afterwards, Maggie agrees to give Lucy some space until she’s ready to fix their friendship. Hunter steals Macy’s blood sample from the lab, and Macy finds a key hidden behind a plaque at home.

Out of Scythe: Maggie debates whether to drop out of college to focus on her spell craft. The new lab director, Wagner, offers Macy a position as supervisor, but only if she dismisses Galvin. A satyr, Leon, visits the sisters with news that a shadow demon has stolen his shard of the Scythe of Tartarus, which, when reassembled, has the power to release any imprisoned demons. Parker takes Maggie out on a date, but when they kiss, she reads his mind, revealing that he has a secret. When she goes to find him, she catches him using what seems to be drugs. Another shard is stolen from the fertility goddess Sela, and a swarm of insects leads the girls to the third and final shard. Using Macy’s key, the sisters discover that the final shard is a beacon. The girls set a trap, but the demon manages to reforge the Scythe by calling the pieces together. A mysterious girl then steals it and disappears, while the demon escapes. The sisters promise to be more honest with each other from now on. Macy persuades Wagner to let Galvin stay on. Maggie decides to stay in school, but Mel chooses to leave. Parker explains that he has an autoimmune disease that will cut his life short, which is why he needs the drugs. He then visits his father, Alistair, who berates him for his failure to retrieve the Scythe and tells him to stay close to Maggie.

Bug a Boo: While on the hunt for the mysterious girl, Mel scours the Book of Shadows with Harry and Charity looking for clues. As if that isn’t enough, they discover that a group of cicada demons are using a dating app to attract new prey. When Macy is ensnared, the girls rescue her and kill the queen, saving the other victims. Parker tries to convince Maggie to take an internship at his father’s company since all interns must submit a blood sample for testing, but fails. Alastair rebukes Parker, reminding him that the serum they are working on is the only thing that can reverse his condition; Hunter defends Parker from their father’s harshness. Macy learns from Galvin that his research has been cut, and that he and Summer have ended their relationship. Parker tells Maggie that he needs a plasma transplant for his condition, and she agrees to help him. The mysterious girl later approaches Mel, introducing herself as Jada, a member of the Sisters of Arcana (Sarcana), a rogue group of witches. She states that Marisol was an ally of the Sarcana and that they used the Scythe to free a powerful witch, whom the Elders imprisoned. Mel later discusses these revelations with Charity, who, along with the Elders, instruct her to join the Sarcana so that she can spy on them. Macy decides to rekindle her romance with Galvin, only for him to be struck by a car.

Jingle Hell: The Caine brothers break into a church in Romania and steal a powerful amulet from the body of Saint Dragos, which was guarded by a priest whom they kill. The sisters prepare for Christmas, only for an injured Galvin to show up looking for Macy. Wagner tells her son, Parker, that he must use the amulet to drain the sisters’ magic and save his life. Jada inducts Mel into the Sarcana. Macy notices Parker reacts adversely to Galvin’s mark, and suspects his demonic nature; Hunter then ties her up and takes her place. Mel notices the artifact, but Maggie refuses to accept that her boyfriend might have evil intentions. Unable to live with his deception, Parker removes the amulet, restoring the stolen magic. Hunter confronts his brother, revealing that the amulet is necessary to turn him into the “Source”, a being of pure darkness. He then tries to kill the sisters, but Parker fights him off and Mel uses her new Mark of the Sarcana to summon a flock of crows, driving him away. Parker carries Maggie off to explain, but she rejects him. Jada tells Mel that the Sarcana tried to protect Marisol, but failed. Hunter returns and the sisters banish him to Tartarus with Parker’s help, but Harry and the staff are pulled down with Hunter, and Galvin discovers their secret.

Keep Calm and Harry On: The Elders refuse to help the girls rescue Harry, so Charity encourages them to work on other priorities. Maggie is heartbroken over Parker’s betrayal, so she uses magic to take away her pain. Mel learns from Jada that the nearest gateway to Tartarus is guarded by a demon named Dante and that the Sarcana need Hellfire to heal one of their own. To secure Harry’s release, Mel decides to offer the Harbinger to Dante as a trade. After Galvin accepts that Macy is a witch, he helps her break into Wagner’s office, where they find evidence that she is experimenting with demon DNA. Meanwhile, Charity reluctantly gives the sisters the vessel holding the Harbinger, but when they give it to Dante, they discover the vessel to be empty. Maggie’s powers falter and a furious Dante traps her in Tartarus. To save her, Mel and Macy get Parker to help them steal the Harbinger from his father; Mel also steals some Hellfire for the Sarcana. Alistair compels Wagner to reveal what happened to Hunter, and he intercepts the sisters just as they rescue Harry and Maggie. Through love, Maggie creates a new spell that nearly vanquishes Alistair before he escapes. Charity reveals to an emotionally distraught Harry that his son, who he thought had died years earlier, is still alive. Mel gives the Hellfire to Jada and they kiss, which Niko secretly records. Galvin shows Macy files indicating that she and Maggie share the same parents, while Mel only shares a mother.

Witch Perfect: Maggie plans to audition for the Hilltones, the university’s acapella group, where she reconnects with Lucy. Macy shares Galvin’s findings with her sisters, but neither takes it well. Through magic, Macy learns that Marisol and her father Dexter secretly kept in touch until he died. Feeling betrayed, Mel comes clean to Jada about her mission, and shares a kiss with her that Niko photographs. The choir director, Mr. Miranda, cuts the Hilltones’ soloist; when she complains, he steals her soul using an enchanted pitch pipe. Maggie accidentally touches the flute, arousing her suspicions. Macy and Harry realize that Miranda has turned the Hilltones into sirens, so he can absorb the souls of the entire audience at their show. Mel helps Jada expose a sexual predator, interrupted only by Niko, who now works as a PI trying to track down Jada. Maggie rallies the Hilltones to disrupt the spell. Using the Power of Three, the sisters release the demon controlling Mr. Miranda while Galvin imprisons it in the pipe and frees the soloist. Harry decides that he no longer feels fit to serve as a Whitelighter. While reading Dexter’s letters with Macy, Maggie finds out that he and Marisol resurrected Macy from the dead when she was still a child.

You’re Dead to Me: Wanting answers, Macy performs a ritual to call forth Knansie, the necromancer who resurrected her, unaware that doing so has broken a spell shielding her from Cyd, a witch who seeks to kill her. Despite Maggie’s warnings, Mel meets Niko and learns that wiping her memory caused her to quit the force. Macy bonds with Knansie, learning that necromancy can “turn” (corrupt) resurrected beings. Harry accidentally strands himself and Mel in Manchester, forcing him to reveal that his powers are unbalanced. Rather than lose him as a Whitelighter, she agrees to help him find his son. Cyd attacks the house, but Macy subdues her. Maggie goes to a party where Parker is bartending, but she refuses to forgive him. Cyd takes Maggie hostage to force Macy to give her Knansie. Harry and Mel find church records revealing that his real name is James Westwall, and that his son is named Carter. Macy nearly kills Cyd in anger before Maggie stops her, and she explains that Knansie has been using her power to turn everyone she resurrects as part of a demonic pact; Parker tricks her into breaking the pact and she turns to dust. Harry sees Carter as an old man, and decides that is enough. Macy makes a deal with Wagner to remove her darkness. Unknown to Maggie, Alistair tasks Lucy, who secretly serves him, to ensure that she and Parker get back together.

Manic Pixie Nightmare: Parker asks Maggie to look into the death of a classmate who killed himself, only to have the same thing happen to another man right in front of her and her sisters. The culprit is Chloe, a pixie in human form; however, Harry remarks that pixies are normally benevolent creatures. Galvin asks Macy to help him contact the spirit of his late grandmother for help combatting her darkness, and she explains that Galvin must learn how to perform a cleansing ritual. Chloe goes after Parker, whose powers have been suppressed by his mother, and Maggie barely saves him from walking in front of a bus. Jada informs Mel that her parents, who adopted her, want to meet. The girls try to trap Chloe, but she hypnotizes Harry and uses him to escape. It turns out that Zack, a luckless film student, is controlling Chloe and using her to dispose of his classmates, and now intends to sacrifice Harry so that he can steal his magic. Maggie and Parker manage to break Chloe’s hold over Harry, while Mel frees her from Zack’s control. After sending Chloe on her way, Mel uses a Sarcana hex to compel Zack to turn himself in. Maggie kisses Parker, admitting that she is ready to forgive him even though she still fears his demon half. At the place where Jada and Mel are supposed to meet Jada’s parents, two witch hunters ambush them and wound Jada.

Touched by a Demon: Following the attack, a remorseful Niko asks Jada for help setting a trap for the hunters. Macy burns her hand without feeling it, which Harry divines as a sign of demonic influence. Upset, she accidentally brings Gideon and Levi, two angels from the 90s TV show Heaven’s Vice, to life. Maggie finds that she is too emotional to get intimate with Parker, which annoys him. A demon from the show escapes and Macy defeats him by convincing him that he isn’t real, which the brothers overhear. Macy persuades them to return to their show, but Levi, tired of being good, sends her and Harry back instead so he and Gideon can be free. Jada and Mel use magic to defeat the witch hunters, with Jada taking the opportunity to point out to Mel how little the Elders have trained her. With only fifteen minutes before the show ends, Macy has her sisters capture Gideon and Levi, while she and Harry allow themselves to be captured by the show’s “devil” so they can kill him with his own horn. Mel opens a portal for the brothers to go back, and Macy decides that she will ask Charity for help; a distrustful Mel refuses to have any part. Maggie and Parker finally have sex, only for Parker’s powers to transport them to a chamber beneath the house while a mysterious blond woman awakens next to a raven.

Switches & Stones: While meeting with the Elders, Charity and Macy are summoned by Harry to the chamber Maggie and Parker ended up in, which turns out to be a “Vortex Viribus”, a place of intense magical power, beneath the sisters’ house. Jada reveals to Mel that the Keeper of the Sacred Flame, an ally of the Sarcana, is really Fiona, Charity’s missing sister. The Vortex Viribus enhances Maggie’s powers, causing her to switch bodies with Mel. Macy discovers that her powers may have turned a man to stone, but Harry determines that another demon is responsible. Mel finds herself having to attend sorority events on her sister’s behalf while Maggie takes the opportunity to spy on Jada and comes around to accepting her as Mel’s girlfriend. Macy learns that the demon is Medusa, whom Charity wants to kill over Macy’s objections. The sisters discover that a pledge named Daphne summoned Medusa to take revenge on the people who slut-shamed her. Macy realizes that Medusa does not curse those who look at her, only those who look away, and convinces her to restore her victims and leave the mortal realm. Mel gets Parker and Lucy to expel the frat boys responsible for Daphne’s shaming. Macy asks Charity if she could learn to use her demon powers for good; using them again leads to the revelation that Charity was responsible for Marisol’s murder.

Memento Mori: Rather than kill her, Charity uses her magic to wipe Macy’s memories. The sisters agree to keep Fiona’s secret. When Macy starts regaining her memories, Charity mind-wipes her again and lies to Macy that her demon side is growing stronger. Parker learns that his mother is close to completely erasing his demonic side. Macy and Harry discover the body of Elder Priyanka Bari in the attic, and Macy is convinced she killed her. Charity proposes binding Macy’s powers, but Harry warns that doing so could permanently destroy the Power of Three. After discussing the matter, Mel and Maggie decide to go against Charity’s instructions and consult Dr. Wagner, which only feeds their doubts about the situation. Macy recovers her memories and realizes that she anticipated Charity wiping them. Charity then appears, seals Macy in the Vortex, and tries to kill her. Macy manages to distract her by mentioning Fiona, just in time for Mel and Maggie to reach her, subdue Charity, and use the Vortex to strip her of her powers. The sisters discover that Charity killed Marisol to stop her from unbinding their abilities, but that Marisol was able to finish the spell with her dying breath. Fiona arrives to taunt the fallen Charity for her crimes. Lucy poisons Parker to force him to seek his father’s help. Alistair rescues Charity from being sent to Tartarus.

Surrender: The Council scapegoats Harry for Charity’s actions, stripping him of his powers and immortality. Niko contacts Mel, asking for help with Scarlet, a young woman who ran away from a cult led by the demon Viralis, who feeds on women to maintain his virility. Dr. Wagner tells Maggie that only demon blood can save Parker. Harry returns home, and informs the sisters that his body is rapidly aging, requiring a new Whitelighter to be appointed. Jada refuses to help save his life, so Mel ends their relationship. Instead, she uses her powers in public to force the Council to summon them, only to be reprimanded and sent back. Scarlet is abducted, and the sisters learn that Viralis can only be killed with his own knife. Maggie offers herself as bait assuming that Viralis cannot control her, but he does and escapes. Harry arrives, and uses a spell to allow the sisters to track him. Viralis feeds Maggie his blood and sends her to kill them. Fiona tries to read Harry’s mind, but cannot as he no longer has his magic. Macy defeats Viralis and Maggie gives the demon’s blood to Wagner. Fiona defies Jada and restores Harry’s immortality so she can probe his mind once more, but he resists. Furious, she teleports away with him.

The Replacement: The Charmed Ones meet their new whitelighter, Tessa. Galvin returns having found a way to cure Macy of her demon side but Tessa learns a customs official he met has been killed. Macy and Mel go to Madame Roz for advice, wondering if one of the Yoruba artifacts Galvin brought back is responsible. Mel has to tend bar at Niko and Greta’s bachelorette party, while Maggie learns she has to pay tuition fees now that Marisol no longer works at the university and is uncomfortable with using her black heritage to apply for scholarships. Galvin turns out to be possessed by a demon and kills Madame Roz. Maggie and Mel find her body and Maggie uses her expanded empathy powers to communicate both with Roz’s departing soul and Galvin’s displaced one. They deduce Galvin is controlled by an Akibu demon, a parasite who can find a permanent host in someone who died as a child like Macy. They go to her rescue and Macy forces the Akibu out of Galvin by temporarily stopping his heart. Maggie makes the demon visible with fire extinguisher foam, allowing Mel to kill it with Roz’s dagger. Macy tells Galvin she no longer wants to be rid of her demon side; he is unable to cope and breaks up with her. Niko tells Mel the Sarcana’s hideout has been ransacked and Mel tells her she is a witch. She finds the Sarcana massacred by Fiona with Jada the only survivor, who confirms Fiona had Harry under her control.

Source Material: The Charmed Ones tell Tessa that Harry is alive and with Fiona, hoping to follow her to them, but when Tessa gives Mel the slip, she accepts Niko’s help to track her down. Julia has nearly made Parker fully human but he suffers a reaction to the last treatment and appears to accidentally kill her. Macy and Galvin find her body and Galvin is disturbed when Macy covers the death up, later telling her he is joining Doctors Without Borders. Macy’s uses her evil sight to uncover the truth; Caine has had Charity free Hunter from Tartarus, after which he killed Julia, impersonated her to inject Parker with demon blood and then impersonated Maggie so Parker would think she had rejected him. The Charmed Ones and Tessa find Fiona forcing Harry to help her retrieve the Origin Dagger, which she intends to use with the Flame of All Power to destroy all magic. A fight sees Tessa killed and Fiona escape, although Harry is freed. Caine retrieves the dagger and the Charmed Ones and Harry realise the Flame and the Source are the same thing. Niko tells Mel she left the police because of a nervous breakdown she believes was supernatural. Parker goes to Caine and embraces his demon side.

Ambush: Elder Devorah Silver turns to the Charmed Ones for help after several Elders were found dead. They reveal what they have learned about the Sacred Flame and the Source of All Evil. Macy finds a spell in Galvin’s objects that will help them remove Fiona’s immortality, but when she casts it, Fiona fights back, prompting Macy to use her demon side to make it happen. Alastor convinces Fiona to help him take down the Elders. Niko tells Mel she has been thinking about her and they kiss. More Elders turn up dead, prompting the remaining Elders and the Charmed Ones to take action, but the plan goes awry when Hunter shows up and kills most of the Elders, leaving only Elder Silver. The sisters find a secret basement which their mother prepared weapons for them in the upcoming battle, and they use them to vanquish Hunter. Elder Silver still dies, and the Harbinger is released from within Hunter to unleash its deadly virus on humans. Mel tells Niko about their history, and soon Niko collapses. Fiona goes after Charity as she is the last remaining Elder, but Charity escapes.

Red Rain: Galvin calls the Charmed Ones to the hospital to investigate a series of Hilltowne students who have fallen ill from the Harbinger’s deadly virus. Niko is transported to the same hospital, but Harry believes her condition is because of Mel telling the truth, which made her brain unable to cope with memories from two separate realities. Parker reaches out to Maggie and tells her to find Charity as she is the last Elder. When they do, Parker reveals himself in demonic form and fights Mel and Maggie before the latter brings out his human side. As more people fall to the virus, Galvin and Macy work on the Haitian spell to extract it from the victims, but at a price: Galvin’s life. Fiona kills Charity, and Alastor takes Maggie hostage. When they reach the enemy’s destination, Fiona ignites the Sacred Flame, but without her immortality, she is killed in the process. Parker wants to save Maggie; Macy, with her demon side, takes the Origin Dagger from Parker and absorbs the Sacred Flame to become the Source. With her newfound powers, she vanquishes Alastor and removes everyone’s memory about the recent incident. She then goes to Galvin’s body and resurrects him.

The Source Awakens: Mel, Maggie, and Harry express their worries about Macy’s new condition. Galvin is feeling out of place, and some of the victims from the Harbinger’s virus die as consequence of Macy bringing Galvin back. When they express this concern to Macy, she begins rewriting realities to bring back Marisol. When they meet, Marisol dies and her sisters turn on her, prompting her to rewrite it again. This time, Mel is the one who grew up without her family. She meets Harry in Seattle, and their memories collide, prompting them retrieve their rightful memories and find Maggie. When Macy finds out about this and almost kills Mel with telekinesis, Harry orbs them away. Macy accidentally kills their mother when she teleports home with a strong wave of power. She then rewrites history again; this time in a world where she remains dead. Mel, Maggie, and Harry retain their memories, and have Marisol help them return to the moment when the Power of Three shattered. After much struggle, they convince Macy to give up her powers. The magical community, among which are Leon and Chloe, congratulate the Charmed Ones and wish for them to take over as the new Elders.

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