Charmed

Be Careful What You Witch For - S2-E22

Plot hole: When teenage Prue has run away with the demon, and Phoebe and Piper find her in the park, teenage Prue is 'killed'. Her sisters drive her home to get Leo to heal her, but shouldn't they have just been able to call to Leo to orb to them when Prue was first hurt, and heal her in the park, and save driving back to the Manor and risk Prue dying?

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Suggested correction: I see orbing to the park but he didn't heal her, she was already dead and he can't heal the dead, that's why the genie brought her back - that's what Phoebe wished for.

But if they would have called for him right away - he would have been able to heal her before she died. However at this point in time I don't think they knew how to call for him.

Yes, they did know how to call him. At least Phoebe did, because when Piper got sick in the hospital from the disease she inherited from the illegal fruit, Prue and Phoebe screamed out Leo's name until he appeared in the attic.

They did, they first tried it in the episode when Piper was sick with an exotic disease and dying in the hospital.

A Knight to Remember - S4-E6

Plot hole: Piper is initially skeptical at Phoebe's theory that the Evil Enchantress could be Paige in a past life, because Paige lacks the Enchantress' ability to summon the elements. However, Piper knows that in Phoebe's past life she had a pyrokinetic power, which she does not have in the present.

DavidK93

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Suggested correction: This is not a correction, more of an observation that goes with this plot hole. In season 2 episode 14 'Pardon My Past' Leo explains to the sisters that Phoebe had her active powers taken away, because her past self had used them for evil, but yet the Enchantress does the same with her powers, and Paige still has active powers. It took two years for Phoebe fighting as a good witch to actually gain an active power again, and then it was only levitating. Becoming an empath took seven years. So that doesn't really make sense that Phoebe would be punished for her past self actions and Paige was not.

Possibly Paige had past lives in between the one we saw and the present one. So she could have already atoned for the evil past life in another past life.

That could very well be true since Paige's past life as the Enchantress was much further back in the past than Phoebe's.

Also Paige's active power comes from her Whitelighter side not her witch side, she doesn't have any active witch powers.

True, but Paige's past life, the enchantress, was medieval, maybe other versions of her past life post-medieval times were good witches? Phoebe's past life was more recent like in the 1930s.

Paige's active power comes from her whitelighter heritage, so like Chris and Wyatt, she doesn't have an active witch power, so this active power has nothing to do with her Wiccan heritage and past life as the enchantress.

Saving Private Leo - S4-E17

Plot hole: When Piper freezes an object it always continues with its path when it unfreezes, but when she unfreezes the knife Rick has thrown at her it drops to the floor. (00:36:20)

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Suggested correction: This is a power advancement.

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Suggested correction: I was thinking the same, but it's possible she thought he was an ancestor/past life of Cole. When she visited her own past life, she recognized everyone there because of their "souls" so maybe she thought the same with him. Although you'd think they'd acknowledge that a little.

A Witch's Tail (1) - S5-E1

Plot hole: The Sea Hag says at the start of the episode to Mylie that as an immortal being, only she can place the augur shell over her heart to give up her life. But at the end of the episode Necron magically places the shell onto Phoebe and it nearly sucks the life out of her. (00:03:20 - 01:14:55)

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Suggested correction: Phoebe had become a mermaid due to the Charmed ones spell, therefore making her immortal for the time being.

Ok, so it still doesn't make sense then. If Phoebe is an immortal being, she should have to place the Auger shell over her own heart, as the Sea hag said.

Actually... I believe that it still was Phoebe's choice even though the demon places it on her hart. That's why he said something like "keep your word/honer our deal." If she didn't want to do it she could get the shell off her heart but then Piper would die.

When Bad Warlocks Go Good - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: Prue finds Brendan, as a warlock, over the corpse of Father Austin. He runs away and she pursues him. He insists that he "didn't hurt Father Austin. [He] found him like that." Prue counters, "Before or after you turned into a warlock?" His response is, "After. When I saw what [my brothers] did to him, I was crazed. The rage turned me into a warlock." So doesn't that mean that he found Father Austin before he turned into a warlock, not after? (00:17:55)

DavidK93

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Suggested correction: He said after because Brendan has always been a warlock. He was born that way.

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Suggested correction: No, she was shoved and hit her head on a filing cabinet. It's shown.

Pardon My Past - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the teaser, when Phoebe physically experiences a past memory, the left strap of her bra is pulled off her shoulder. She then collapses to the ground. When her sisters find her the bra strap is back up on her shoulder. (00:03:25)

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Suggested correction: By the time the camera pans to Phoebe and the sisters there she's starting to sit up. They were concerned in fixing her clothing because Dan and Leo were there.

A Paige from the Past - S4-E10

Other mistake: After Piper freezes the first crime scene that Cole and Phoebe (aka Frankie and Lulu) have hit, Piper unfreezes Darryl by touching him but at the beginning of the the episode when Piper and Cole are touching the car that Piper froze, to stop it from exploding after a car crash, while trying to help the woman inside, the car never unfreezes. This is somewhat inconsistent through the entire show a lot of times they can unfreeze things by touching them and then a lot of times they can only unfreeze things by Piper using her pointer finger to either unfreeze a head or a foot or some other body part. (00:30:15)

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Suggested correction: This is obviously due to intent - just touching something wouldn't unfreeze it unless Piper intended that.

Enter the Demon - S4-E4

Plot hole: When Yen lo enters the manor in the attic. Where did the water on the floor he comes through come from? Windows were closed, no visible leak, and the sister took precautions to make sure there was no water in the house. Also after he attacks and gets the dragon blade, he exits the house through the sink filled with water. Piper had already said to make sure there was no surfaces of water in the house and had Phoebe and Paige shut the water main off.

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Suggested correction: There is a previous scene that shows a visible leak in the windows and an obvious puddle of water on the floor of the attic. This is the same puddle they later enter limbo through. As for the sink, Phoebe (in Paige's body) explains that she had been soaking potion pots and forgot to drain the sink. Turning off the valve wouldn't dissipate water that is already in the sink.

Cat House - S5-E18

Plot hole: The demon is killed when Leo proposes, hence before the wedding. So how is he able to break the cake topper?

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Suggested correction: The demon was able to break the topper because the demon/Paige/Phoebe were being moved in the memories in the order Piper and Leo talked about their past. Since they talked about the wedding before the proposal, the demon was able to break the topper.

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Suggested correction: There is a difference between an Empath and the power of Empathy. A true Empath is a mortal that has died and been reincarnated and they are a separate race of magical beings. But other beings, such as witches, can have the power of empathy. It does get confusing because they refer to a witch with empathy as an empath, but that doesn't mean they are true empaths. In addition, Phoebe developed her empathy powers in her 20's as one of her first powers and her power of empathy is the strongest of any being.

Bishop73

And where is this stated anywhere in the 8 seasons of the show?

brianjr0412

Once Upon a Time - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The only way any of the charmed ones can see the fairies is with the fairy dust, but in several other later seasons and episodes when the charmed ones need the magical community's help they can see the fairies without any help from fairy dust or a spell.

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Suggested correction: Originally they didn't know or believe that fairies and trolls existed so they needed the fairy dust or a spell to regain their innocence so they could see them, in later seasons they know they exist so no longer need anything to help them see them.

Womb Raider - S4-E21

Other mistake: Piper tells Page that her doctor told her she probably wouldn't be able to conceive because of scar tissue from blunt force trauma. But Leo has healed Piper, if there was scar tissue after Leo heals, then all 3 girls should be covered in scars.

brianjr0412

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Suggested correction: They are thrown around quite a bit before even finding out Leo is a whitelighter. Also, he doesn't heal them every time they get thrown or hit in the abdomen. In fact, we usually don't see him heal them at all if they're just thrown across the room or punched in the gut, unless there's a visible wound.

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Suggested correction: Piper says in the episode that she allowed him creative control because the club wasn't doing well, and he was well-known to be good at what he does. It's made clear throughout the episode, by way of him telling her multiple times that if she doesn't like it that he'll get rid of it, that she still has full veto power on any changes.

Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: The first three episodes have zero continuity when it comes to Piper's love life. In Ep1 "Witch Trial" Piper is hooking up with the guy who is looking at the loan for P3. Then in Ep2 "Morality Bites" she is with Leo (presumably they have secretly been together for months as they discuss their many issues being able to talk when they're both so busy with magic crises and how Leo hasn't figured out how they can be together without clipping his wings). But by Ep3 "The Painted World" Piper and Dan are already together. They has been no discussion of Piper and Leo breaking up and zero mention of Piper and Dan getting together (in fact, the last time we saw Dan in Ep1, he and Phoebe were flirting pretty heavily). I am so confused and I do not at all remember these inconsistencies from when I first watched these episodes years ago. Were these shot and aired out of sequence or something?

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Suggested correction: Piper and Dan weren't together in The Painted World, they weren't together until she's a man, baby, a man. When Piper sees his dating tape.

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Suggested correction: They say "bring her back to me" both times.

Pre-Witched - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: Kit the cat shows up in Something Wicca This Way Comes (Episode 1,1), as the girls' familiar once they have received their powers. It is obvious that the cat just showed up by comments made by the girls, along the lines of "where did this cat come from" (not literally). However, in Pre-Witched (Episode 3,17), they make the same kinds of comments about Kit just showing up in this episode, which is suppose to have happened 6 months before Episode 1,1.

Charlemagne

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Suggested correction: It's 6 months apart. A cat showing up once and then again 6 months later isn't cause for mistake. Simply explained through forgetting.

The Fifth Halliwell - S4-E16

Plot hole: Cole explains that the demonic power is driving Karen mad because she is human. Cole later has Paige infected with one to drive her mad. This doesn't make sense since Paige is doubly not human, and shouldn't be driven mad. In fact the Charmed Ones have had demonic powers before and were not driven mad, but instead turned evil.

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