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Season 06, Episode 17:

Hyde School Reunion

Phoebe's wild child teenage personality takes over when she accidentally casts a spell on herself before her high school reunion.

Paige is flipping through Phoebe's high school yearbook, as Phoebe is about to go to her high school reunion. Piper, suffering from morning sickness, joins her and notes that Phoebe was rebellious as a teenager, perhaps missing her mother more than her sisters had.

Chris orbs in and asks for a cloaking spell. He thinks that "Scabbar Demons" are after him; he has gone undercover to find out who turns Wyatt, and thinks his cover is blown.

Phoebe reads one of the writings in her yearbook: "Those who mock who I am/let them always remember when" and it functions as a spell, briefly turning Phoebe into her younger self.

Chris isn't talking to Piper and she asks her father to come and talk to him.

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Paige and Phoebe go to Phoebe's high school reunion. Phoebe meets with Ramona Shaw, one of her former gang, and she recounts one of Phoebe's peccadilloes. Another one named Todd Marks joins; he is a personal-injury lawyer. His wife Paula shows up and taunts Phoebe, calling her "Freebie". She and Paige walk out and Phoebe briefly turns into her teenage self.

Back at the manor, Chris and Victor are talking, and mostly ignoring Piper. Chris mentions an "event" that brought him and his grandfather together but refuses to elaborate. Phoebe and Paige come home and tell what happened. Phoebe transforms in front of a mirror and is disturbed.

Todd calls Phoebe and asks what happened. Paula takes the phone from him and calls Phoebe "Freebie" again. Phoebe transforms permanently and goes after Paula. She climbs out a window and returns to the reunion, and walks up and openly kisses Todd. Paula argues with Phoebe, who calls Paula a "bitch". Paula transforms into a dog. Phoebe casts a spell and the gentle reunion transforms in a wild high school dance. Paige orbs in, looking for Phoebe, just as Phoebe leaves with Todd and Ramona. Police arrive, and Phoebe, Todd and Ramona hide and steal a police car.

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Chris and Victor are talking over a fancy meal, but Chris is afraid the scabbar demons will notice he is missing. Victor wants to know why Chris isn't talking to Piper. Chris admits what the "event" was: Piper dies when he turns 14.

Phoebe, Todd and Ramona ditch the police car and plan to reunite the gang. They use a glamour to get into the local jail and meet with the former ringleader, Rick Gittridge. They morph back to their true forms and Rick is frightened. The three had only planned to visit Rick on a lark, but Rick bashes a guard with a chair. He takes the guard's uniform and shotgun and the four escape. Phoebe begins to get cold feet, thinking Rick is capable of violence.

Chris and Victor orb into the attic. Paige is scrying for Phoebe and finds her, just as two scabbar demons attack. Paige, Piper and Chris fight them off, but the scrying crystal is ruined and Phoebe is lost again.

Rick proposes robbing an armoured car, but the others won't go along. The others walk away, but Rick threatens them with a shotgun. Phoebe returns to adult form, just as her sisters summon her with a spell. Phoebe begs them to send her back, and on her return, she finds Todd tied up and Ramona missing.

In the stolen police car, Phoebe and Rick intercept the armoured car. Phoebe sets fire to the cab with a spell. Rick enters the armoured car, but Phoebe casts a spell to create siren sounds and Rick flees with Phoebe. They come to the manor and Rick demands a new face. Paige, at Phoebe's suggestion, makes Rick look like Chris. The scabbar demons attack and kill Rick.

Later in the day, Phoebe has reversed her spell on Ramona and Todd, and officially puts the past behind her. Paige compliments her for her successful career and as a person. Piper walks Victor out and promises to keep the demons from dropping in the next time he visits. He tells her that he looks forward to really getting to know Chris when he is born, then advises Piper to enjoy every moment she has with him before walking out with a warning, "be careful". The episode ends with Piper watching both her sons play in the conservatory, then touching her belly.


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  • Ascended Fridge Horror: It's known how much of a trouble teen Phoebe was. This episode shows how much worse she would have been if she had her powers.
  • Continuity Nod: Way back in Season 1, Prue claimed that Phoebe got caught making out with a boy under the bleachers. In this episode, we meet the guy.
  • Cool Old Guy: Victor learns he was this to Chris in the Bad Future. He really gets a kick out of being referred to as "awesome."
  • Embarrassing Nickname: 'Freebie' for Phoebe, which is still a Berserk Button for her.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Paige forgets that she can easily orb the gun, or else orb out to distract Rick rather than what they actually do to him.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Phoebe's rebellious teenage self wears leather.
  • Identity Amnesia: Played with. Although Phoebe's teenage self takes over, she still has all her memories and knows she's a witch.
  • Karma Houdini: Phoebe uses her powers to bust a man out of prison and later kills him - or at least arranges for his death. There's no angst about this and Paige goes along with it. Phoebe at least does get punished by the Elders later on.
  • '90s Hair: Phoebe would have been a teenager in the early 90s and so has very long hair with thick bangs.
  • Noodle Incident: "The event" that Chris refers to. Except for what's mentioned in the plot summary, all the details are left to the viewer's imagination.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Chris was this, he is afraid to talk about this in Piper's presence.
  • Time Skip: Apparently, months have passed since the previous episode (in the following episode it will be stated that Leo hasn't been around for six months) . Piper went from not being pregnant to being pregnant and showing. This was done to let Piper's pregnancy catch up to Holly Marie Combs's real-life one.
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