Samhain is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.
On the day before Halloween, a couple of teenagers inadvertently summon a powerful spirit intent on killing witches. Phoebe meets with a local witch coven connected to the spirit. Meanwhile, Cole tries to redeem himself by working on a divorce case with Paige.
- Main Cast
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Julian McMahon as Cole Turner
- Guest Starring
To Banish SamhainEdit
- This spell requires thee sage sticks with herbs to be burned while chanting. A fourth sage stick needs to be broken over a body of water while casting the final part.
- The Charmed Ones
- We invoke the elements to bind, we the sisters three aligned,
- Fire contain this spirit lost, the circle of flames cannot be crossed.
- End of autumn, begin of winter, this spirit may no longer linger,
- To banish from whence he came, let cold and frost destroy Samhain.
- Whirling - used by Samhain as means of transportation.
- Aerokinesis - used by Samhain to summon strong gusts of wind.
- Geokinesis - used by Samhain to cause the earth to shake.
- Nature Enhancement - used by Samhain to control roots and vines, used by Valerie to rejuvenate a flower.
- Transformation - used by Samhain to turn teenagers into pumpkins (offscreen).
- Orbing - used by Leo to orb Phoebe to the coven.
- Fading - used by Cole to teleport.
- Telepathy - used by an elderly witch to receive a psychic distress signal.
- Premonition - used by Phoebe to get a premonition about Samhain.
- Pyrokinesis - used by Cole to incinerate a mortal.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The title is a reference to the main antagonist of this episode, Samhain.
- This episode contains many references to the season 3 episode "All Halliwell's Eve", due to it taking place on Halloween. Piper makes an indirect reference to the Grimlocks returning and she practices natural magic to protect the manor.
- Piper tells Phoebe she is not skipping through the woods naked again, a reference to "Witch Trial".
- When taking to Billy, Paige makes a reference to a bad vampire experience, which happened in the season 4 episode "Bite Me".
- It is mentioned that Halloween is a sacred day to gypsies, which is why Evan is out of town.
- While discussing the story of Samhain, one of the kids calls it a Bloody Mary rip-off. A fictional version of Bloody Mary was brought to life in "Chick Flick".
- Paige dresses a nymph for Halloween, a reference to her actually becoming a nymph in the real season 5 of Charmed.
| Preceded by:|
5.04 Burning with Desire
|Charmed Reloaded|| Followed by:|
5.06 The Devil You Know