Piper and Leo in therapy.

Calm Before the Storm is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.


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With Adam having disappeared, the sisters have no choice but to wait until he makes his next move. Piper and Leo get some unusual help from their therapist leading to an awkward situation. Phoebe tries to find some fun and excitement in her life through her work, while Paige helps Darryl with a case.


Main Cast
Guest Starring

Magical NotesEdit


  • Scrying - Used by Phoebe in an attempt to find Adam.
  • Healing - Used by Leo to heal Piper's hand.
  • Telekinesis - Used by Paige to seperate Piper and Leo.
  • Molecular Immobilization - Used by Piper to freeze the therapist's office.
  • Orbing - Used by Leo to orb himself and Piper upstairs.
  • Shapeshifting/Flight - Used by Adam to grow wings and fly as means of transportation.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • The title is a reference Adam having disappearing, leaving the sisters waiting before "the storm" hits when he makes his move.
  • This episode was written to give the sisters time to deal with stuff in their personal lives before the final showdown with Adam.
  • Darryl mentions he is under pressure due to the massacre in the park, which was commited by Adam in the previous episode. The effects of the massacre are also mentioned by Elise.
  • Piper and Leo see a therapist this episode, which has been mentioned in previous episodes.
  • Following up on her sisters telling her to open up more in the previous episode, Phoebe finally agrees to do the photo shoot Elise first mentioned in "The Devil You Know".
  • This marks the second time Piper is magically influenced to have sex with Leo. The first time was when she ate one of Cole's chocolates in "The Fifth Halliwheel".
  • Paige is warned by her boss that her running off to deal with "family emergencies" is becoming a problem.
  • At one point, it was considered to add a storyline about Adam being indentified as the park killer. That would lead Darryl to an investigation into the young man Adam killed and assimilated months earlier.
Preceded by:
5.17 Lessons Learned
Charmed Reloaded Followed by:
5.19 Chaos Theory