After last episode
the sisters chase after the apparent lightning demon with the Scythe but she
has shields and teleportation and is juuuust a little out of their league. So
they stop and regroup and head back to the house
Which would make
sense if lightning woman didn’t have the power to open that evil prison cell -
which she does
I mean, regrouping is
sensible. Regrouping when your quarry is about to do something apocalyptic?
Slightly less so.
So back to the house
and calling the elders - Charity - to try and brainstorm what bad wrong naughty
things are happening. This will largely involve Mel and will be important. But
this being Charmed each sister has a storyline so let’s jump on those
first. And they are both free to go do their thing and live their lives
because, unlike ol Charmed the powers that be seem ok with them having
So - Maggie issue. Or
rather Maggie and Parker. Parker is the New Cole, only more angsty and dying
from his Humanness. We have this established with a scene with his evil dad,
Alistair McEvilName and his older full demon brother, Hunter. And while
Alistair is all pissy that he can’t make Maggie do his bidding, his evil demon
shapeshifting smoke brother is really supportive and protective of his baby
Which is kind of
weird because he’s also worried that his baby brother is really falling for
Maggie which only humans do - this whole caring emotional thing isn’t demonic.
Except Hunter obviously cares about his brother and they don’t see the
contradiction of that.
Anyway apparently to
help Parker live he needs a serum made up of the Charmed One’s blood and he
needs it soon as he’s definitely getting worse. While trying to get Maggie a
job with his company in Chicago and then a fake drug test (using blood? Not
urine?) fails, just saying he’s dying and needs a plasma donation so of course
Maggie volunteers (it helps that he’s always thinking JUUUUST the right
thoughts when she touches him. Honestly, telepathy on these shows makes me
think my brain is even weirder than I know it to be - someone reading my mind
wouldn’t get useful coherent thoughts but coffee obsessions, random fantasies
and freaky non-sequiter questions about camels in Peru).
Not only does this
get him Maggie’s blood, but Mel donates at the same time so bonus. + 10 points
Along the way Maggie
decides she doesn’t actually want to go to Chicago to work or as an intern over
the summer as she’d much rather spend the summer with her sisters since they
could all die at any time.
Which brings us to
Macy. She’s working away and her boss looks at this hardworking employee
putting in unpayed overtime and declares that she needs a better work life
balance! Go home you can totally be a workaholic later! Uh-huh. I’ll believe in
witches, magic and all kinds of demons but I’m not buying this boss being all
concerned her staff are working too hard.
Maggie agrees and
thinks Macy needs to date more and be more outgoing and fabulous (and also
touches Macy’s hair which Macy quickly tells her is a complete no-no and should
not be happening which is nicely addressed) in part to try and get her to sign
up for a dating app. Macy is reluctant, pointing out that because of sexual
racism, Black women and Asian men are the least likely to be swiped on dating
apps and it’s not worth her time… at least it’s not worth her time until Maggie
agrees to the do the dishes