Charmed (2018–…): Season 1, Episode 14 - Touched by a Demon - full transcript

Macy is trying to cope with her new demon situation by watching a lot of her favorite TV shows, but things take a weird and dangerous turn. Mel and Jada enlist Niko's help to learn who might be after Jada. Maggie and Parker decide...

- Previously on Charmed...
- I hope I don't regret this.

Regret what?

Knansie uses demon
blood to raise the dead.

Every person turns into a demon.

I have demon blood in me.

Does that mean I'm going to turn?

It's a powerful history rewriting spell.

To make it as if Niko and I never met.

Your detective ex called

to tell me my parents want to meet up.


So, not to kill the mood
or anything, but why

is your ex-girlfriend
working with witch hunters?

- With what?!
- That arrow's

been protected against spells.

It's exactly what I'd use
if I was trying to kill witches.

And that's why you just
can't heal the wound.

They must have found a way
to become immune to magic.

Okay, but I know Niko,

and she would never
help people like that.

Whoever they were, they
must have duped her,

posing as your parents.

Then it sounds like you and I need

to have a little chat with your ex.

Before we do that...

There's something

that you should know.

Niko has no clue that
she and I ever dated.

You Eternal Sunshined her?

Damn, Vera.

There was a demon, and
he would have stopped

at nothing to kill her,
and my only choice was

to make it so that she and I never met.

A history rewriting spell?

You must have really loved her.

I did, but it's over,

- obviously.
- Yeah?

The thing that I don't get,
given this epic love story,

is why you didn't just use
the Akkadian Smokescreen.

- The what?
- It's like a witness protection spell.

It would have concealed
Niko from the demon

without you two having to cut ties.

The Elders never told
me that was an option.

Of course they didn't, Mel.

You're not even human to them.

Come on. You're a Charmed One,

a weapon that they want to control,

which means they get to
decide what spells you use,

how powerful you're allowed to become,

and who you're allowed to love.

But the real question is, what
are you gonna do about it?

Are we really doing this?

- Yeah.
- Yeah?

- You're sure you want to?
- More than anything.


What the hell just...

Oh, wow. Huh. Procrasti-baking?

I'm trying not to think
about Galvin trekking

through Jumanji, or whatever
island he's gone to,

looking for my cure.

Help yourself.

Actually, I was hoping to pick
your brain about something.

- Oh, yeah? Try me.
- Something, uh,


- Now that I am officially in the club.
- Sure.

So, earlier today, right
before Parker and I

were about to, you know, do our thing,

um, there was this energy blast...

... down there.

Maggie, we're adults.

You can say "orgasm" in front of me.

No. No, no, no. No, no, this was, like,

a light, and a loud bang,

and Parker flew across the room.

Oh. That-that's not where
I thought the story was going.

I always wanted the sex
to be explosive, just not...


If it makes you feel
any better, I lost control

of my power in the moment, too.

The bed levitated.

Damn, girl.


You know, it kind of
sounds like the force field

you manifested out of emotion

when we were fighting Alistair.

Yeah, but...

... why would my powers do that?
I want to be with Parker.

Well, you did say you were terrified

that he might still hurt you.

Oh, my God. Yes. Duh.

My fear set off the sex bomb.

Thank you. Oh, thank you.

- Yeah. Oh.
- You...

You are the best.

Ah. Okay, so,

maybe if I'm just honest
with him and with myself,

I can keep it under control.

You smell something... burning?

Oh, my God, Macy, your hand.

Oh, my God.


I didn't feel anything.

Come here.

- Ah...
- Sit down.

The skin seems to be thickening,

and the nerves fraying,

dulling your pain receptors.

Why would that happen?

Well, these are common

Of a demon.

Which means whatever
demon essence is in you

could be presenting itself.

Why now, after 29 years?

Well, there are some things

beyond my scope of knowledge.

Oh. Thanks.

Macy, you really ought
to seek counsel from Charity.

No way.

- Now, Melanie...
- We all remember

the "counsel" she gave when
Angela Wu was possessed.

- Mel, I think Harry's right.
- She wanted us

to murder our friend.

Yeah, and then she changed
her mind and helped us.

Did you know that there was a way for me

to keep Niko safe without losing her?

- Wait, what?
- It's called the Akkadian Smokescreen.

I have heard of no such spell.

Because the Elders kept it from us.

We need Charity's help.

You can't trust them.

Mel, even if this
Smokescreen does exist,

it's hardly a reason to
risk Macy's humanity.

Can we all just... please stop?

I can't talk about this right now.


Macy, wait.

That's great.


I know it's not what you want to hear,

but after everything
I've been through...

being sent to purgatory
by my evil twin...

- The kraken.
- ... getting eaten by a kraken...

- The Antichrist.
- ... giving birth to the Antichrist.

- Twice.
- Twice.

I need to be with someone stable.

And Gideon, that's not you.

Well, don't just stand
there, say something.

I guess I just never saw you

as the type to settle, Angelica.

You're gonna talk about your
own big brother that way?

You're damn right I am, Levi.

Oh, hey.

Well, I do love a warm welcome.

Sorry, I-I... I thought
it maybe was Mel.

Well, I hope you're not
up here hiding from her.

No. The Wi-Fi's just better up here.

I am worried about her, though.

If this whole Elder
drama creates a rift,

Mel and I might end up right back

where we started when I first moved in.

I understand.

But I'd be remiss in my duties

if I didn't inform you
there's far more at stake here

than domestic bliss.

Macy, without the Charmed
Ones, the world will succumb

to the forces of evil.

And without three fully
functioning witches,

there are no Charmed Ones.

So, please,

for destiny's sake,

call Charity.

I'm sorry, I...

I just can't right now.

Now, if you don't mind,
I'm going to forget about

my grim demonic reality and

binge-watch some mindless TV.

Ooh, what are you watching?

Oh, I...

It's called Heaven's Vice.

Never heard of it.

That's probably because
you weren't a pre-teen geek

- in the late '90s.
- Mm.

But... it's about two brothers,

named Gideon and Levi, who
also happen to be angels.

They're sent down from
Heaven to kill demons

and save mankind from the Devil.

Sounds utterly preposterous.


I don't think we're in Heaven anymore.

Oh, brother.

- What?
- Well, the writing's a bit lazy.

Don't you think?

That's their catchphrase.

Very well.

Just don't stay up too late
bingeing this nonsense.

Good night, Harry.

Good night.


Did you bring the silver knife?

Uh, yeah. How dumb do you think I look?

You don't want me to answer that.

Oh, shoot.

Oh, uh...




I don't think we're in Heaven anymore.

Oh, brother.

Oh, brother.


How'd you do it, demon?

By the power vested in

us by the Big Man Upstairs,

we demand answers.


Gideon? Wait.

She knows our names.

What are you, some kind of oracle?

- Is this a weapon?
- No. No, no, no, no.

No. No, I-I'm a fan.

Maybe we could take a selfie?

Well, whatever she is,
she's stark raving mad.



Tell us where we are,
or we will destroy you.

One moment we were in
pursuit of a vampire.

The next moment, your portal

snatched us and brought us here.

This isn't over... oracle.


Was that a...

... vampire?

Oh, my...

Tell me those weren't the boys
from your guilty pleasure.


You said to stab it with silver.

Well, that's what the scroll said.

At least, I think it's what it said.

My Romanian isn't what it used to be.

I know this part. Levi,

you mistranslated the scroll,

thinking it said to stab
him quickly with silver.

When really it said to
stab it with quicksilver.

Which is the ancient
name for liquid mercury.


Think I got some vampire on me.


Not bad, for a girl.

I beg your pardon, "for a girl"?

I'll have you know,
you are in the presence

of a women's studies
professor and a woman

who just so happens to
be a doctor of genetics.


Yeah, y-you're right, Harry.

It's not their fault.

Woke wasn't a thing yet in the '90s.

Mm. This is amazing.

Is there anything you can't do?

Uh, bake, actually.

My sister made these.

I figured I should come bearing treats

after what happened earlier with the...

While we were...

Yeah. That was, uh...

Definitely not how I fantasized
our first time being.

Not that I fantasize about
you with a, uh, magical orb

or anything, that would be so weird.

Maggie, it wasn't your fault.

Yeah, it was.

I set off the sex bomb.

You what?

Not on purpose.

It's just, my powers
have been expanding,

and I've been doing this thing

where I manifest energy
out of raw emotion.

So when I blasted you across the room,

I think that was me
manifesting my own fear.

- What, you're still that scared of me?
- No.

No... uh, well, technically, yes,

but only because I never know

if you're gonna demon out on
me and ruin my life again.


But it's okay.

As long as I'm open and tell
you before I get scared,

we will be fine.

- No more sex bombs.
- W-What about...

Would it help if you were on top?

No, it's not... there's...

A lot on my mind right now.

Well, I could do, like, a...

I'm just not in the mood, all right?

And it'd be great

if we could just not talk
about it anymore, please.

Their names are Jennifer
and Jerry Finch Jr.

Adopted children of real estate mogul

Gerald Finch.

I don't know how a background
check didn't flag this

when I took the case, but this is on me.

- What?
- The Finches.

They built a fortune
through money laundering

and tax evasion.

So two years ago, I
put a hex on their dad,

forcing him to give
everything away to charity.

His kids must have found
out, and this is all revenge

for emptying their trust funds?

That's what I'm thinking.

You can restart time now.

Oh, yeah. Right.

Ah. I love The Cure.

- Best album ever.
- Best album ever.


I have it on vinyl, too.

Original pressing.

Anyway, the Finches.

I told them I didn't care
what they did to you,

so long as they pay me, so
they agreed to another meeting.

But Jada, I'm gonna need you
there to help me draw them out.

Won't that be dangerous?

I already brought in local PD.

So as soon as we make contact,

they'll move in and make the arrest.

We can't just send her in
there with witch hunters.

Relax, Mel.

Your girl can handle herself.

She's not my girl.

"Best album ever."

The Cure was kind of our thing.

I'm sorry.

Don't worry, I'm not
gonna put her in danger.

I just need her to lead me there.

Then I'll take care
of the Finches myself.


But I'm going with you.


Trust me, Mel,

I will keep your girlfriend safe.

- Mm.
- Wow.

I know it's hard, but
we've got to figure out

how you summoned these characters.

Can you recall anything unusual

that happened while you were watching

your television program?

Well, I-I did spill some essential oil

on the Wi-Fi router.

Well, that hardly seems unusual.

No, no. It was Marisol's.


I tried one called "Escape,"

thinking it meant an emotional escape.

But I-I guess she was
being a bit more literal,

considering it opened up
a portal into the show.

- Oh, no, I see, I see.
- Wow.

They're harmless.

- Do we really have to send them back?
- Macy,

wake up. This isn't some
innocent piece of fan fiction.

Be careful.

If the boundary between
our reality and theirs

is weakening, you never
know what might try to...

Maybe that's a TV prop.

Not a prop.

That demon's called a Galimori.

A minion of the Devil.

It's going to try to
round up innocent lives

to sacrifice before its master.

And I know we, eventually,
will have to send

the angels back to stop anything
coming through that portal,

but we really should
kill that demon first.

Is that how I sound when
I explain things to you?


I'll drive.

I'll sit in the back.

You're getting married?

Oh, yeah, later this spring.
Could you just toss

- those in the back for me?
- Yeah.

Yeah, that's soon.


Yeah. C-Congratulations.

Thank you. Yeah, my fiancée Greta

just wanted to do the courthouse thing,

but I was like, hell no.
Too many people fought

for too many years for us to get married

in the same room as a DUI hearing.

Uh, but hey, shouldn't be
talking about this on the job.

Why don't we go over the
plan once more on the drive?



You can't take her back with you,

The... the sacrifice isn't even real.

You lie!

Macy, what are you doing?

Your master's not real, either.

Same with the two angel brothers.

It's all fiction, pulled out

of an old TV show.

What's all this about a TV show?

You said to stab it with silver.

Well, that's what the scroll said.

At least I think that's what it said.

My Romanian isn't what it used to be.

Do you, uh, do you want to see another?

If I'm not real, then why does my heart

feel like it's gonna
burst out of my chest?

'Cause you're a whiny
little bitch, Levi.

You're just mad that Angelica chose me.

That screen doesn't prove anything.

Who's to say it's not just
documentary footage of our exploits?

Or maybe, in our dimension,

you're the one who's on

some critically acclaimed TV show.

It's actually quite rubbish.

You're not helping your case.

Gideon, trust me, I get it.

It's not easy confronting
a reality that scares you.

You can't avoid it forever.

What do you know?

Well, I know what it was
like to be a lonely kid...

who was bullied so much I'd beg my dad

not to send me back to school.

I know what it was
like to turn on the TV

every Tuesday night at 8:00

and find hope and
inspiration in two angels

who were never afraid
of anything because

they were responsible
for the fate of the world.

That's why you have to go back.

Whether it's real or not,

it's your world,

and it needs you.

She's right, brother.

We can't run from our destiny.

That's the spirit.

Actually, before we go, Macy,

I just wanted to say thank you for

all your help today

and all your support
throughout the years.

Oh, no.

Well, I guess one hug couldn't hurt.

Thank you.


What have you done?

I set us free, you little bitch.

Now, come on, let's go raise some hell.

What the hell?

Hey, Macy, so something
happened, or didn't happen,

while I was hooking up with Parker,

- and I was wondering if...
- Where'd the portal go?


Please, tell me this isn't real.

Harry, get us out of here.

Hold on. I'll try and take us back.

Oh, no.

Why are we still on the show?

I suppose this means I
can't orb between realities.

Well, there's still the Escape oil.

So we'll just get Mel and Maggie
to open up another portal.

You mean this Escape oil?

- What?
- I...

Oh, my God, we're stuck
on a '90s TV show.

This is bad, Macy. This is very bad.

Yeah, no!

Ooh... broadcast standards.

All right, the Finches are in
that next building over.

I'll go in, and then as
soon as we make contact,

I'll call in the cavalry.

You ready?

You still haven't told me
how we're gonna stop

these witch hunters if we
can't use magic on them.

It's easy.

We use magic on ourselves.

They should have been here by now.

Calm down, Jerry.

Look, I get that these rings
are supposed to block spells,

but what if they don't use spells?

Wait. Did you hear something?

You take the one on the left. On three.

One, two, three.


Someone's been practicing.

Yeah, well, don't get too cocky.

We still have to take off their rings

before they come to.

These are spell blockers.

I can't wipe her memory
with it on, but it's stuck.

Come here. Cup your
hands around the ring.

Close your eyes. Now focus on it.

Think about what it'll look
like a decade from now.


As it ages, deteriorates.

Then release your breath.

See what a time wish can do,
given the right guidance?

I had no idea.

Not to do the whole broken record thing,

but the Elders should have
shown you that months ago.

Now, you tie up the trust fund babies,

I'll wipe their memories.

Macy, this is of the utmost importance.

Where are we in the show?

Which episode, and how far into it?

Oh, uh...

Oh... I know this episode.

It's the series finale.

Angelica's here to say
good-bye to Gideon,

but he doesn't show, as usual.

Angelica's going to go
and make a phone call,

and then the Devil's smoke will appear

and whisk her off to his lair.

Which means the series is
over in about 15 minutes.

I was afraid you might say that.


The only thing tethering
our world to this show

is the data streaming through
your router into your laptop.

So, the moment the data stream ends...

We're stuck here forever.

That's my guess.

Then we only have one chance.

- Maggie!
- Mel!

You must brew another
batch of Escape oil,

and decant it onto the Wi-Fi router

to create a portal.

Then find the angels from this show

- and send them back through.
- Okay.

And if they're not home,
go to the nearest bar.

Gideon likes to go out drinking
at the end of every episode.

You can do this, Mags.
There's still plenty of time.

Just stay calm.

Oh, Macy, look out!

We have to make sure
we're in the next scene.


We have a situation.

What a lovely day for an apocalypse.

- That doesn't sound good.
- No.

Do you remember what happens next?

Um, I think this is where.
They cut to a commercial.

Okay, you've had your fun.
Now it's time to go home.

What for?

That smoking-hot oracle
seems to know what she's doing.

Let her save the world for a while.

But it's our world.

Not anymore.

Did it hurt?

Did what hurt?

When you fell from heaven.

'Cause when I did...

It gave me this sick scar.

- Leave her alone, Gideon.
- Relax.

I'm getting to know the locals.

God, you're such a girl sometimes.

Maybe, but I'm also the
one who got the girl,

so what does that say about you, huh?

Even fictional guys are gross.

I don't know you.

Either of you.

And yet, you were foolish
enough to intervene

in the Devil's work.

We're, um, friends of Gideon and Levi.


Well, then, then I'm sorry
to say your friends won't

be long for this world.

You see,

I've left them with a truly

diabolical dilemma.

They choose to save the girl...

... they'll open a hellgate

and unleash a horde of demons

that'll destroy humanity.

And the only thing keeping
the hellgate closed

is her innocent blood.

Yes. That's right.

But if they choose to kill me,

they'll die from the blowback.

Because the only thing strong

enough to kill the Devil

Is the Devil himself.

You know, I've always wondered,

why not just open the hellgate yourself

and end the world right now?

It seems kind of moustache-twirly

to set up these elaborate traps.

Silence, mortal!

How dare you question
the will of the Devil?

This may not be the best time

to go poking holes in poorly
written television stories.

I'm sorry.

It's just always bothered me.

Yes, well, right now we
have far greater concerns.

If Maggie and Mel can
manage to open a portal,

we need to be certain the Devil

can't travel through with us.

Then we have to find a way to kill him.

Good luck with that.

The only thing strong
enough to kill the Devil

- is the Devil himself.
- The Devil himself.

Yeah, we know. The red guy
literally just said that.

But thanks.

God, the characters on this show

repeat a lot of exposition.

How about I just orb out of the cage,

pick up one of those swords over there

and drive it through the Devil's heart?

- But the blowback will kill you.
- She's right.

It's exactly what
Gideon did in the show.

He sacrificed his own life
because of his unrequited love

- for Angelica.
- Then help me out of these

and let me do it.

I'd rather die fighting
than chained to some altar.

No, you need to stay there
and keep the hellgate sealed.

Now, Macy, come on, you know

this show better than anyone.

What are we gonna do?

I still don't get it.

I mean, I'm handsome, stylin'...

abs like Swayze, I got frosted tips.

Why would Angelica choose you?


Because she always said that with you,

it was just having sex and with me,

it was making love.

That's the wussiest
thing I've ever heard.

Oh, come on. There you go again.

Running away from your feelings.

And yes, Gideon, men do have feelings

and sex is supposed to mean something.

It's not just rubbing your
tingly parts together.

Wait. So, like,

when a guy's not into it,
it's not because of something

I'm doing, it's because
of how he's feeling?


Not to interrupt '90s
sex-ed, but Maggie,

it says here that the Escape oil

needs to brew for two weeks.


We have two minutes.

It's fine.

I can do this.

I've got it. What if we
use some of that rope

to hold him down while I...

No, he'd burn right through them.

Maybe we should just wait

for Gideon and Levi to get here.

You know they're not coming back.

Wh-What do you mean
they're not coming back?

Gideon can't handle responsibility.

No, it's up to us now.

Now, I've been thinking

about this stupid ending
for the past 20 years,

so we're gonna do this my way.

Whether you two like it or not, okay?

What's the plan?


Let's do this.


Got it.

Show's over.


Oh, my God.

You were right, brother.

We belong in there.

Time for me to get back to my duties.

- I said "doodies."
- You said "doodies."

Oh, my God.

I love you, but I have
so many questions.

It's been one of those nights, huh?



Well done.

Ready to say good-bye?

Yeah, yeah.

You were great in there.

Using the Devil's own horn against him?

That was brilliant.

I learned from the best.

Yeah, not bad...

For a girl.

Oh, Gideon.

Just so you know, this
whole misogynistic,

brooding bad boy thing...

It's cancelled.


Not that you need it, but

you both have my blessing.

You deserve a happy ending.

- Thanks, bro.
- Thanks, Gideon.

You know, now that the Devil's gone,

we're thinking about taking a road trip.

You're more than welcome to join.

Nah, you two do your thing.

We may not be in Heaven anymore, but...

I think there's still an angel

for me out there somewhere.

Oh, brother.

Oh, brother.

Okay, uh, so I've made a decision.

And I know you're not going
to like it, Mel, but...

It's my body that's changing.

I have to make a choice

that's right for me.

And considering everything
that's at stake,

I-I think I should
get help from Charity.

She's been keeping things
from us from day one.

Using that knowledge to control us.

No, we don't know that.

We would have never been
able to open that portal

if Jada hadn't shown me
how to expand my powers.

Maggie, tell her.

I don't want to get involved.

I'm sorry, but...

I have to.


But I won't stand by
and be a part of it.

Uh, it's an award-winning documentary.


Never mind.

Carry on.




I know how you feel about Charity.


I need you to be honest with me.

As a friend.

Is it possible she didn't tell me

about the Acadian Smokescreen because

she wanted Niko out of my life?

The important thing to bear in mind here

is that fundamentally, the Elders

are good people who...

They wanted to let you rot in Tartarus.

If Charity did withhold the spell,

I'm sure it was to protect you.

To be certain, your responsibilities

as a Charmed One came above all else.

But yes...

It is possible.


It's a weird thing, sex.

You can think about it constantly,

talk about it incessantly

and still not understand it at all.

Wait, can we go back to the part

where you think about it constantly?

The point is...

I put so much focus
into how I was feeling

and my insecurities

and my fears that...

... it never even occurred to me

to check in with how you were feeling.

Maggie, do you know
what my biggest fear is?


Hurting you.

Because I might not be able
to control my demon side.

And when you told me...

You were scared, too, uh...

it just broke me.

I couldn't even think about sex.

♪ Hunger...

Well, I don't want to live
in fear of what might happen.

At least I'm not the
only one whose powers

go nuts during sex.


Where are we?

I have no idea.

It's time.