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Recap / Charmed S5E19 Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun

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Season 05, Episode 19:

Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun

Piper and Phoebe race against time to save Paige who's been turned into a wood nymph and captured by a demon who wants to rule the forest.

Three Nymphs, Daisy, Miranda and Lily, dance around a fire to music played by a satyr on his pan flute. A demon named Xavier shimmers in and throws fire, killing the satyr. He demands that the nymphs reveal the Eternal Spring. The nymphs flee and vanish into the woods.

The Bay Mirror staff is at a hotel, celebrating numerous awards. Phoebe won several, including Bay Area Columnist of the Year. While she hunts for her keys, Jason comes over and suggests she stay the night. Phoebe is reluctant at first, but her resistance breaks down as they talk. They kiss passionately, and end up on the couch.

Piper is making a sleeping remedy for Wyatt; he woke up every 15 minutes the night before. Paige has reorganized the herb counter to separate their cooking herbs and spices from those they use for potions. She's taken on many of Piper's duties as lead witch with Piper on maternity leave, but Piper doesn't think she needs to do so, with Leo helping out. Phoebe tries to slink into the manor unnoticed, but Piper and Paige bust her on it and force her to spill the beans about the night before. Phoebe is nervous that sleeping with her boss could ruin her job prospects. Leo orbs in with word that the nymphs have been spotted downtown.


The nymphs are frolicking in front of a fountain in City Plaza, dancing to the tune of a street musician's flute thinking he is their Satyr . A cop breaks up the festivities, and the nymphs flee into the woods. Unknown to the nymphs, Xavier has followed them.

Xavier's brother, Tull, is trying to lure the nymphs out of hiding, by playing the satyr's flute and making the nymphs think he's their new satyr. Xavier thinks it's pointless. He wants to find the Eternal Spring so he and Tull can become immortal and avenge their father, Naides, who died at the hands of the nymphs long ago. Xavier thinks the nymphs will come back to the fountain and frolic in the water at midnight.

Phoebe tries to slip into the Mirror office, but Jason spots her. Phoebe wants to get her laptop and get out so she can work from home, but Jason reminds her that there's a staff meeting. Phoebe wants to break off their relationship, but Jason doesn't see a problem. A reporter spots the nymphs—or the "Godiva girls," as he calls them, dancing downtown. Phoebe slinks back out.


Piper scries for the demon that flushed out the nymphs, while Paige works on a spell to locate their home using the four elements. Piper goes to consult the Book of Shadows and notices that Paige has indexed it with tabs. Paige did it to help take the load off Piper, but Piper is none too pleased. Phoebe calls to report that the nymphs are all over the news.

Piper and Paige head to City Plaza that night, even though, Paige thinks it would be far too risky for the nymphs to show up. At the stroke of midnight, the nymphs fade into the fountain and start playing. Xavier shows up seconds later and kills Lily. He demands the location of the Eternal Spring once more. Piper and Paige come out from around the corner. Piper tries to blow up Xavier, but only succeeds in blowing off his arm. Piper, Paige and the nymphs orb out.

Back at the manor, Daisy and Miranda want to get back outside so they can find their satyr, and also to keep from suffocating. Leo comes in and the nymphs fawn over him before Piper tells them he's married. Piper and Paige don't understand why Daisy and Miranda aren't mourning Lily's death, but the nymphs say that death is part of nature. However, they need a third nymph to do their dance, or they might not find their new satyr. Phoebe walks in with flowers Jason left on the porch. However, she's more interested in the demon. Paige claims Piper let him get away, but Piper claims that demons don't always blow up when she wants them to. Phoebe can't understand why they're fighting. Piper thinks Paige is trying to muscle in on her, but Paige says she's only taken on some of Piper's duties while Piper was on maternity leave. Leo goes up to check on Wyatt, leaving the nymphs in the sisters' hands.

Tull is tending to Xavier, and vows to make the nymphs pay. Xavier doesn't think Tull is nearly strong enough to take on the sisters, but Tull says he will be, once he drinks from the spring. He still believes he can rook the nymphs into thinking he's their new satyr.

Piper is still frustrated at Paige's "defacing" the Book. Leo comes in and suspects that at bottom, the real issue is that both Piper and Paige are competing with each other. He thinks Paige is giving Piper a chance to live her dream of having a more normal life.

Paige has made a vanquishing potion, just in case Xavier shows up again. The doorbell rings and Jason is at the door. With Paige alone in the kitchen, the nymphs kiss her and turn her into a nymph. While Phoebe tries to shoo Jason away, the nymphs—including Paige—prance into the room and fawn over Jason before heading out, creating an awkward moment for Phoebe. She finally succeeds in getting Jason out the door.

The nymphs visit P3, where Loudermilk is playing. It was Paige's idea; she remembers they only need to dance to find their satyr. Leo can't sense Paige, since she isn't a witch any more. Piper is kicking herself for trying to be the one in control, while Phoebe is worried the Mirror is going to expose the nymphs—and Paige. Leo gets a call on the phone—the nymphs are at P3. Piper, Phoebe and Leo arrive to find the nymphs on the stage with the band. They beg Paige to come with them, but Paige wants to find her satyr. She also doesn't think Piper and Phoebe need her, but Piper assures her that her sisters do need her after all. Suddenly, the nymphs hear the pipes of a satyr and head to him. The "satyr" turns out to be Tull, playing the pan flute at the City Plaza fountain. The nymphs appear and dance around him.

The next day, Piper, Phoebe and Leo are having no luck finding Paige. Piper thinks she pushed Paige out, but Leo thinks the nymphs played on Paige's desire to have more fun. Piper remembers the spell Paige was working on, and decides it's worth a try. While Piper goes to get some dirt, Jason calls Phoebe; he's got a picture of Paige and the nymphs dancing at P3, but is apprehensive about running it out of respect for Phoebe. He wants to know what's going on, but Phoebe hangs up.

The nymphs lead Tull into the woods. Daisy and Miranda try to shower Tull with gifts, but he's only interested in the spring. Paige is suspicious, but Daisy and Miranda remind her that her place is to care for the "satyr", not question. Daisy and Miranda lay hands on a rock and the Eternal Spring appears.

Piper and Phoebe track down Xavier. They demand to know where the nymphs are, but Xavier says Tull already found them. Phoebe is about to throw the potion, but Xavier claims he'll tell them where they are. However, he hurls fire instead. Piper and Phoebe dive out of the way and Phoebe throws the potion, vanquishing Xavier.

Tull drinks from the spring. Paige remembers no one is supposed to drink from it. Tull reveals who he really is, and goes in on the nymphs. Paige turns human again. Tull clocks Paige, causing her to hit her head on a rock. He starts to fill up a bottle with water for Xavier, but the nymphs close the spring and vanish.

Tull shimmers over to where Xavier was, but finds Piper and Phoebe waiting for him. They demand to know where Paige is, but Tull replies by throwing fire at them. Piper blasts the stream, sending all three to the ground. Phoebe throws the potion, but it has no effect; Tull is now invincible. Piper tries to blow him up, to no avail. Piper and Phoebe call for the nymphs, who come out of the woods and take them to the spring's location. They find Paige bleeding badly from the head. Phoebe is about to call for Leo, but Miranda heals her with a drop of water from the spring that she carries around her neck. Tull storms in screaming revenge. Piper and Paige improvise a spell, and turn Tull into a tree. The nymphs can't figure out how to protect the forest without a satyr, but the sisters tell them that now's as good a time as any for a change.

Paige heads out with one of the guys from Loudermilk. She and Piper have decided to split Piper's old duties, so Piper can have more time with Wyatt.

Phoebe heads to the office to find Jason there. The next day's edition is running a story about the "Godiva girls"—with no mention of Paige. He wants to know more about what Paige is into, but Phoebe only answers with kisses.


  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The wood nymphs are as beautiful as they are good-hearted. The two demons Xavier and Tull are more average looking.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The three nymphs. Amusingly the redhead is killed off and they pick the red-haired Paige as her replacement.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Loudermilk's manager complains that the nymphs dancing on stage is distracting to the band.
  • The Ditz: The wood nymphs, big time, as noticed by Piper and Paige.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: The nymphs don't wear shoes.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Tull is more hammy than Xavier, but both still fit.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Paige gains Rapunzel Hair when she becomes a nymph.
  • Fate Worse than Death: As Tull can't be vanquished, the sisters turn him into a tree.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Miranda wears a lily in her hair, while Daisy wears a daisy chain around her head. Paige of course dons some when she's turned into a nymph too.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: The spell to reveal the Eternal Spring uses this.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: The nymphs of course.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Paige and Piper have a running rivalry over who gets to be the smart sister.
  • Messy Hair: Phoebe when she comes home from her tryst with Jason.
  • Nature Spirit: The nymphs naturally.
  • Odd Name Out: Two of the three nymphs had flower names - Daisy and Lily. The third was Miranda.
  • Oh, Crap!: Phoebe when the nymphs appear in front of Jason, and she discovers that Paige is now one of them.
  • Redhead In Green: Paige's wood nymph costume is a brighter and bolder green than the other two.
  • Scenery Porn: Of the forest variety.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: Mortals are not supposed to drink from the Eternal Spring, because immortality is not meant for them. Tull does this and is punished. However the nymphs also have a drop of water from the spring that they can use to heal wounds, which they freely give to Paige as thanks.
  • You Killed My Father: Tull and Xavier want to become immortal so they can avenge their father's death.

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