Samhain after his release.

Samhain is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.


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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
Guest Starring
  • Julia Stiles as Lumen
  • Unknown as Valerie
  • Unknown as Elderly Witch
  • Ben Tolpin as Billy
  • Unknown as Mrs. Mathison
  • Unknown as Mr. Mathison
  • Unknown as Lawyer
  • Unknown as Lyle
  • Unknown as Meg
  • Unknown as Samhain

Magical NotesEdit


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