The illusionary world.

Dream a Little Dream is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of Charmed.


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After seemingly vanquishing a demon, Piper is possessed and falls into a coma. She wakes up in an illusionary world where her life is radically different without the presence of magic. Her sisters and Leo desperately search for a way to reach her before the demon inside of her consumes her soul.


Main Cast
Guest Starring

Magical NotesEdit


To Vanquish the Soul DrainerEdit

  • Requires the Power of Three.
He who trades in lies and feeds on pain,
No longer will your wicked lies remain
By the Power of Three we sisters decree,
Your creepy grin shall no longer be


  • Premonition - used by Phoebe to find the Soul Drainer and to show Piper events from her real life.
  • Coma Inducement - used by the Soul Drainer to trap its victims in an illusionary, comatose state.
  • Soul Absorption - used by the Soul Drainer to drain the souls of its victims.
  • Molecular Combustion - used by Piper to combust the Soul Drainer twice.
  • Manifestation - used by the Soul Drainer to remain as a spirit after being blown up.
  • Possession - used by the Soul Drainer to enter Piper's body and mind.
  • Orbing - used by Leo and Paige (off-screen) as method of transport.
  • Psychic Connection - used by Phoebe to enter Piper's mind.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • The title is a reference to the 1989 teen film Dream a Little Dream.
  • The plot of this episode shares similarities with the Season 4 episode "Brain Drain".
  • The Soul Drainer's appearance is similar to the Gentlemen from the Buffy episode "Hush".
  • This episode marks the (illusionary) return of two former main characters, Prue Halliwell and Dan Gordon.
  • This episode shows how different the lives of the sisters would have been without magic. Key differences include Patty and Prue being alive and Piper never meeting Leo.
Preceded by:
5.10 With Great Power
Charmed Reloaded Followed by:
5.12 Monster Mommy