Seeking Shadows is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.
Now that his return seems immanent, the sisters and Leo desperately seek a way to prevent Adam from escaping purgatory. Meanwhile, Leo telling Piper about his upcoming promotion brings up another problem in their relationship and Paige faces a personal crisis when Evan surprises her.
- Main Cast
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Guest Starring
To Summon the ShadowEdit
- This spell requires a circle of black candles and a white candle in the center. The caster must be in the circle.
- By power of the burning light,
- Bring the shadow to my sight,
- In darkness it can hide no more,
- Hear these summons I implore.
- This ritual requires the moon to be present, a circle of black candles and a white candle in the center. The caster must be in the circle.
- Under the glow of a celestial moon,
- I call the spirits to commune,
- Cleanse this evil of its fright,
- Return this shadow to the night.
- Flight: Used by the shadow as means of transportation.
- Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see Adam nearly returning to earth.
- Healing: Used by Leo to heal Phoebe.
- Orbing: Type of teleportation used by Leo and Paige.
- Density Control: Used by the shadow to assume a solid form to push Leo.
- Shadow Manipulation: Used by the shadow to merge with the shadows of the trees and to grab Piper and Paige.
- Molecular Immobilization/Combustion: (failed) Piper attempt to either freeze or blow up the shadow.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The title is a reference to the Shadow.
- Following up on events from the previous episode, the sisters learn Adam is about to return.
- Leo tells Piper about his promotion, resulting in a fight and revealing there is a problem in their relationship.
- Phoebe mentions Cole once used a shadow as well during his time with the Triad.
- Paige mentions she thinks the Book of Shadows changes its content, to which Phoebe remarks that it's possible.
- Paige realizes she has commitment issues, resulting in her breaking up with Evan.
- Leo mentions that Adam forcing his way back to earth is weakening the walls between planes. This resulting in Phoebe getting hurt through her premonition.
- This is the only episode in Season 5 in which Melinda and Chris don't appear since their birth in 5.12 Monster Mommy.
| Preceded by:|
5.15 Good Witch Hunting
|Charmed Reloaded|| Followed by:|
5.17 Lessons Learned