The girls (Piper excluded) are in an occult bookstore and it is Friday the
13th. The owner - Tanjella asks that they leave so she can close the store
by midnight. Phoebe buys a magic charm as she has a job interview the next
day but asks that Prue pay for it on her credit card. Tanjella informs them
that they can have a discount if they sign up for the mailing list. She also
lets them know that there is a Wiccan gathering soon but upon hearing this
Prue becomes defensive and asks why the woman would tell them that since
they never told her they were witches.
The clock strikes midnight and the Tanjella becomes very anxious, when the
girls ask if she is okay she tells them that this is a special Friday the
13th. Once every 1300 years, “there’s a universal convergence of negative
energy on Friday the 13th” and it’s starting already since the clock just
Not convinced of anything untoward, Prue and Phoebe leave the store. As they
leave a man materialises and appears to sniff the air. Back inside the shop
we see Tanjella turning off the lights but the man who materialised not too
long ago starts knocking on the door, she yells that they’re closed but he
walks through the door telling her “not to this demon you’re not”. She holds
up an amulet to protect herself but the demon tells her it won’t work on
him. Moving his hand over her face, he tells her that her biggest fear is
being buried alive in an earthquake and sure enough an earthquake begins but
Tanjella can’t move because she’s frozen in fear. She falls to the ground
and when we see her, her hair has turned white. The demon moves over to the
book and covers it with his hand and this time, several names disappear –
then he leaves.
At the manor, Phoebe and Piper are talking about the fact that Prue has
never spoken the words “I Love You” to either of them. Prue comes downstairs
and tells them she had a dream about her mum taking her somewhere which made
her feel safe. Phoebe tells them that she wishes she had dreams like that
and Piper points out that their mum would have to knock before she went into
her dreams! Prue yawns and Piper covers her mouth, telling her that
especially on Friday the 13th, you should cover your mouth when you yawn
because you might let the devil in.
Piper tells them that Quake is having a superstition themed night which is
why she had them pick up some amulets for her from the magic shop. Prue
tells her that although they have seen warlocks and demons, superstitions
are false and old wives’ tales. Piper isn’t convinced and tells her that she
met Jeremy on Friday the 13th! Prue still isn’t convinced and Piper asks
Phoebe what she thinks – she tells them she prefers the upside to
superstition – good fortune. On their way out, Phoebe tells Prue she loves
her and true to Phoebe’s earlier discussion with Piper, Prue simply says
“yeah me too”.
They meet Andy on his way in to see Prue and she correctly guesses that it
is too early to be a social call. He tells her that there have been three
suspicious deaths since midnight – all single females under 30. One of the
deaths was a bookshop owner (Tanjella) whose credit card records show that
Prue was her last customer. She tells him that herself and Phoebe were the
last customers and that the store owner was locking up as they left. Andy
tells her that she was covered in debris, her hair had turned white and her
face was contorted in terror but that she died of a heart attack – literally
scared to death. Prue tells him they were only there because Phoebe needed a
good luck charm for her job. Andy leaves after telling Prue to be careful.
Upstairs in the attic, Prue researches Friday the 13th and finds information
in the Book Of Shadows about a demon of fear who appears every 1300 years on
this day. She recognises the handwriting this information is written in as
her own mother’s.
At Quake, Prue sees Piper pining over a man – Lucas Devane. She tells Piper
that she saw his picture in a magazine about the Bay area’s most eligible
bachlelors. She also tells Piper that she shouldn’t let superstitions run
her life. They talk about Prue’s discovery in the Book Of Shadows and Prue
tells Piper that the fear demon needs to kill 13 unmarried witches before
midnight by turning their greatest fears against them. Their mother’s piece
in the book about the demon says that in the face of their greatest fear,
their powers are paralysed but the only way to deal with the situation is to
release their fears. We learn that Piper is afraid of flying, Phoebe is
afraid of being trapped in an elevator and Prue has been scared of water
since their mother drowned.
Before she leaves, Prue tells Piper she won’t be going to Bucklands, instead
she is going to try to warn as many witches as she can about the demon.
Piper points out that they don’t know any other witches but Prue tells her
that she still has the flyer for the Wiccan gathering that Tanjella gave
them so she’s going to speak to the contact – Zoe to see if she can help. As
she leaves, Piper calls out “I love you” to her but all Prue says in
response is “yep”.
At the real estate agency where Phoebe is having her interview. She tells
her interviewer - Susan that she would love to have the chance to work with
her and she gets the job. A tall blonde man opens the door and susan tells
him she’ll be there shortly, then she tells Phoebe that she will be in
Calistoga for the day so all Phoebe will need to do is answer the phones.
She also tells Phoebe that she has a special task for her – to cover from
time to time when her husband calls! Phoebe is shocked but agrees.
In a house, a young woman is pruning a plant, she smiles and says “I thought
you’d come” and when she turns around the fear demon is there. However, he
is confident that she isn’t as strong as she says she is. Covering her face
as he did with Tanjella, he tells her that she didn’t release her fear of
fire she only repressed it and proceeds to set her apartment alight.
Outside, Prue arrives and knocks on the door – hearing a scream she opens
the door to find the witch on the floor, with white hair.
When the police arrive, Daryl explains to Andy that the woman didn’t die of
smoke inhalation but of a heart attack like the others. He then tells Andy
he can’t believe he’s wearing the “serial” shoes again i.e. tennis shoes,
and Andy tells him they’re his good luck charm. Daryl gets the visitor
sign-in log and tells him that the last person to see the victim was Prue.
At Quake, Prue is telling Phoebe and Piper what happened and how she called
911 then left after taking Zoe’s date book. Prue then accidentally spills
salt whilst reaching for it and Piper tells her to throw it over her left
shoulder but Prue is still sceptical. Phoebe then finds a ladybug among the
flowers on the table and tells them that their Grams once told her that
whichever direction it flies in that’s how someone can find their ideal
mate. She decides to try it and it lands on Lucas Devane. Prue tells Phoebe
that he’s been trying to talk to Piper for most of the day but Piper is
being oblivious because of Friday the 13th superstitions. At that moment a
waiter walks into Prue spilling food on her and she dismisses it being bad
luck just as Piper attempts to point it out as such. When she leaves Phoebe
tells her she loves her and all she gets in response is “yeah”. Piper points
out that perhaps since their mother died Prue has felt like she needs to be
the strong one and saying she loves them may make her look too vulnerable.
Piper asks Phoebe how her job is going and Phoebe tells her about her
“special task” of covering for her boss when she has an affair.
When Phoebe leaves, Lucas comes over to Piper and asks her to dinner. Piper
initially hesitates but when she sees the ladybug still on Lucas’ shoulder
At the estate agency, Phoebe decides to flip a coin to decide whether she
should tell Susan’s husband about the affair but the coin doesn’t land on a
side it stands upright! The phone rings and as Phoebe answers it, she knocks
over a bottle of water. Telling the caller to hold, she stands the bottle up
and gets a premonition of Prue trapped in the shower which is completely
full of water. She tells the caller to call again later and rings Prue who
is at home showering so can’t hear. As the machine picks up, the fear demon
appears in the manor! He stands outside the shower and reads Prue’s fear of
water. She notices him and he tells her that her greatest fear is drowning.
Then the shower begins to fill up, she tries to escape but can’t and he
feeds on her terror. The water stops just before it goes over Prue’s head
and she tries to use he powers on the demon but as her mother wrote, they
don’t work in the face of her fear and the water begins filling up again.
Outside Andy and Daryl arrive and as Daryl rings the doorbell, they hear
Prue’s screams, rushing into the bathroom they see Prue in an empty shower.
They ask if she’s okay and she tells them she doesn’t know, as they leave to
wait for her downstairs, she steps out of the shower which empties of
Asking her why she was screaming, she tells Andy and Daryl she had soap in
her eyes! Obviously sceptical of her reasons, they ask why she was at Zoe’s
apartment and she tells them that Zoe was a collector of occult items and
wanted to know if Bucklands would sell any of them. Prue explains that Zoe
was dead when she got there and she called 911 before leaving because she
didn’t want to be suspected. Phoebe rushes in at that moment and calls for
Prue – she tells her she’s okay and asks if the inspectors are finished and
they leave. Phoebe tells her that she saw what had happened to her in a
premonition and when Prue removes the towel covering her wet hair, Phoebe
remarks that the fear demon came really close because she has a white streak
in her hair!
They go upstairs to the attic and try to find something in the Book Of
Shadows about releasing your fear. Prue tells Phoebe she smells sandalwood
which is like a fragrance that their mother used to wear and at that moment
Phoebe points out that there is something in the Book Of Shadows about
releasing your fears – trust in the greatest of all powers. Prue tells her
that that sentence wasn’t there in the morning but Phoebe tells her that
because of the stress she’s been under perhaps she forgot…but Prue maintains
that she didn’t see it and also tells Phoebe that she can feel their
mother’s presence. Before she leaves, Phoebe again tells Prue that she loves
her and again Prue doesn’t say it back in the same way. Asking her why she
never says “I Love you” to them, Phoebe finds out that it was the last thing
she said to their mother before she died.
At Quake, Piper is feeling the effects of Friday the 13th and laments the
day to Doug the waiter in the kitchen. She then takes a bundle of sage from
a box and lights it, casting a spell to take her bad luck away. It doesn’t
begin well as the sage sets the smoke alarm off and Piper then burns her
hand trying to get rid of the sage in a pan of boiling water!
At the estate agency, Susan’s husband arrives and asks where she is, he
tells Phoebe he thought he’d surprise her by taking her to dinner. Phoebe
tries to lie to him but decides she can’t do it without compromising her
beliefs. He tells her thank you, Phoebe is confused and he tells her it’s
for not lying about Susan’s affair! She tells him she’s sorry and that she
shouldn’t quit on his behalf but she assures him she’s not. As Mr Warner
leaves, the phone rings. It’s a Mrs Joffee and Susan was supposed to be at a
viewing but she’s not there so Phoebe volunteers to show her the property.
When she arrives at the house, Phoebe calls for Mrs Joffee and then enters
the garden where there is a swimming pool. Still calling for Mrs Joffee she
hears a voice behind her and sees the fear demon! Phoebe tells him she knows
how he kills and there aren’t any elevators but the demon tells her he knows
that’s not her greatest fear – it’s losing a sister.
At Bucklands, Prue gets a call from Phoebe asking if she can come and pick
her up from the house, we see it is the fear demon and Prue tells “Phoebe”
she’s on her way.
At Quake, Piper is enjoying her dinner date. Lucas tells her he thought that
she was turned off by him. He tells her that he’s a simple man who wants a
family and a home and keeps pictures of his nieces in his wallet. Piper
thinks that he is too good to be true and freezes him to check his wallet.
Sure enough he does have pictures of his nieces in there. When Piper
replaces his wallet he unfreezes and she covers by telling him he has lint
on his jacket! She tells him his instinct was right and that she did send
out negative vibes because of the superstition about relationships starting
on Friday 13th but, she then goes on to say that due to another superstition
(the ladybug one) she thought she would give him a try. He seems a little
surprised and tells her that he doesn’t want to get involved with someone
who is so superstitious!
As Prue arrives at the house, she calls Phoebe’s name and hears her calling
back, she sees Phoebe tied up and instantly the fear demon appears and
pushes her in the water – thus feeding on Phoebe’s fear of losing a sister
and Prue’s fear of the water.
Struggling to rise to the surface, Prue sees her mother who tells her to
trust in the greatest of all powers – love. She takes Prue’s hand and helps
her to the surface. As she swims to the edge of the pool, Prue uses her
power on the fear demon and tells him she’s not afraid anymore. When he
hears this he appears to burst into flame and Phoebe’s ties become undone.
They hug and Phoebe tells Prue that she loves her and to her surprise (and
relief) Prue says it back in exactly the same way.
When they get back to the manor, Piper tells them about Lucas and they tell
her about the fear demon. Piper hugs her and Prue tells her that she loves
her! Piper tells her that that’s the first time that she’s said it to her
and Prue tells her that she had been scared to say it since their mother
Upstairs in the attic, Prue is reading the passage about the fear demon in
her mother’s handwriting and more appears saying “thanks for letting them
into your heart”.
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