In Spin City Kieren Hutchison guest stars as Mitch, a man Phoebe goes out on a date with on her search for Mr. Right. This is his only scene in the episode.
FULL EPISODE SYNOPSIS (spoiler!)
After a routine
pregnancy check-up, Chris, Paige and Piper are attacked by a demon in the hospital's
underground car park. Chris pushes his mother out of harms way, getting injured
by the demon in the process.
Back home, Piper is treating Chris's wound. Chris
is upset when he finds out that his brother Wyatt had magical powers already in
the womb which enabled him to create a protective force field around himself and
Piper. Chris feels inferior to his older brother and this isn't helping.
meanwhile has found out that they were attacked by a Spider Demon, an evil creature
that emerges from its hidden lair every hundred years to capture and feed off
the most powerful magical being it can detect. Which in this case are Piper and
her unborn baby Chris. There is a vanquishing potion to get rid off the demon
and Piper suggests that they start making it right away. Chris objects, he does
not want his mother to put herself in danger. Paige agrees. Chris wants to call
in Phoebe, but she is on her way to a date with Mitch. A while ago in magic school
Phoebe had had a vision that showed her a demon free life and herself being with
child and ever since she has been looking for the right man. Chris is feeling
a little strange and is worried that the Spider Demon may have poisoned him during
In the Spider Demon's lair lies an ancient wizard wrapped tightly
in spider webs. The demon tells him that she has laid a trap for her next meal
by infecting a charmed ones's whitelighter, which will cause him to help the demon
get her victim. Then she feeds off the old man, for the last time, draining the
rest of his magical energy, only leaving a dry corpse.
Chris does not want
Piper to go to work. Paige wants to call in Leo for help, but both Chris and Piper
are against it. Chris talks Paige into covering for Piper at the club, which means
that Paige has to neglect her temp job again. Chris notices that things suddenly
stick on his fingers.
At the Café le Blue Mitch is waiting for Phoebe,
who is late. He's getting a bit restless and picks up the menu to distract himself.
Finally Phoebe arrives, apologising. Mitch tells her it's okay and gets up to
help her with the chair. She makes a joke to ease the tension. Mitch tells her
she looks amazing. He's a bit irritated when she is calling him Mike. Phoebe explains
that she is nervous. Mitch finds that hard to believe. Phoebe then takes him by
surprise, asking him if he wanted a family and kids. Mitch is at loss for words,
not really having thought about it before. Phoebe reaches out to touch his hand
and uses her powers to get a premonition of his future. When she does not see
any kids, she gets up to leave, even more confusing Mitch. But she is paying no
attention to him, as she runs into Chris who has come to ask for her help.
the club Paige is approached by someone who tells her he is actually a leprechaun,
cursed by a wicked witch. Paige helps him to get rid of the curse and become his
normal self again. As a token of his appreciation he leaves behind his staff.
Back at the house, Phoebe has finished the vanquishing potion, they only now
need Paige to bless it for it will work. Phoebe is in a hurry, she hears her biological
clock ticking big time.
While they are waiting for Paige to arrive, a spider
comes scurrying in unnoticed through an open window.
Chris is beginning to
feel funny, just as Paige orbs in. Phoebe is showing her how to bless it. Chris,
under the influence of Spider Demon, leads his mother into the living room. There
the spider transforms into the demon. Before Piper can call for help, the Demon
throws webs from her hands over Piper's mouth to gag her, before wrapping the
pregnant woman up completely and sticking the cocoon onto the wall.
and Paige come in. As soon as they see what's happening, Paige throws the completed
potion at the Demon. But Chris catches the vial in flight, then he attacks his
aunts. During the fight the potion comes back into Paige's hands and she throws
it again. But the demon morphs back into a spider and the vial breaks on the floor,
doing no harm to the demon. The spider manages to escape through the window. Paige
and Phoebe are shocked when they see what has happened to their sister.
locks Chris into the basement, while Paige tries to get Piper out of the cocoon.
But it is protected by an impenetrable force field.
Against Phoebe's objections,
Paige calls Leo for help. He immediately recognises the work of the Spider Demon
and tells the women that Piper can only be saved by vanquishing the Demon. For
now, she is safe in the cocoon.
Leo goes down to the basement to talk to Chris.
He is unaware that Chris is his son, as both Piper and Chris have chosen not to
tell him. Chris, obviously sick, viciously attacks Leo, who orbs out of harms
Phoebe feels that Leo has a right to know that he is Chris's father and
finally blurts it out to him. Leo is totally stunned. Paige tells him that Piper
knew how hard it was for Leo to leave one son behind and did not want to make
it any harder for him, so she kept her pregnancy a secret. Leo can't understand
why Chris is so mad at him. But that question needs to remain unresolved for the
moment, as the priority is to vanquish the Spider Demon. Leo goes back to magic
school to find out about the Spider Demon's last victim which will hoepfully help
them locating the demon's lair. He tells Phoebe to look in the Book of Shadows
for an antidote for Chris. Paige has to go back to the club, after the wicked
witch has struck again.
The Spider Demon contacts Chris, who is in pain from
the infection. He creates a spider web in which the image of the Spider Demon
appears. She tells him to bring her the cocoon. When he refuses, she increases
his pain. Angry he pulls away the web, his eyes glowing red.
At the club three
people are waiting for Paige this time. A man in a dress, an old woman and a wimpy
guy. The man in the dress says that they are actually a wood nymph, an ogre and
a fairy. Paige is getting annoyed by the works of the wicked witch and thinks
up of a spell to not only turn the three magical beings back to their normal self
but also destroy the witch once and for all.
At magic school Leo drops of
Wyatt at the nursery. After searching for a while he finds the wand of the wizard
Rathmere, who was the Spider Demons last victim. Gideon brings up the old argument
again, that Leo cannot just neglect his duties to go as an Elder and help the
Charmed Ones. Leo doesn't much care. Gideon is surprised when Leo tells him that
Chris is his son, before he orbs away again.
Gideon thinks, the fact that Chris
is also Leo's son explains why he has come back to the future to try and safe
Wyatt. So far however, he does not seem to have found out that it is Gideon and
Sigmund he needs to protect Wyatt from. They want to sacrifice Wyatt for the greater
Leo returns to Phoebe and Paige who are in the process of completing
the antidote for Chris. A spider comes up through the heating grate in the kitchen's
floor. Suddenly Phoebe lashes out angrily at Leo. They realise that this is Chris's
anger and that he must be close, meaning that he escaped from the basement.
spider scurries into the living room and morphs into Chris. Phoebe, Paige and
Leo try to stop him from taking Piper. He attacks them with his new powers, hurtling
them back against the walls and holding them there with spider webs. Then he orbs
away, taking the cocoon with him. The three can't break free. Suddenly Phoebe
spots the staff Paige has received from Riley, the Leprechaun. Paige calls him
and he frees them.
In the Spider Demon's lair Chris realises how he has been
betrayed when the Demon starts feeding from Piper's magic - and her baby's too;
Leo is unsuccessful in scrying for Rathmere before realisings that he
should be looking for Piper. They locate the lair. Without Piper the Charmed Ones
Power of Three is not given and Paige brings in the Ogre, the Fairy and the Wood
Nymph to help them against the demon.
At the lair the ogre throws a large rock
against the entrance that is closed by a web. But he can't break through. To get
the Demon's attention he starts knocking on the rock, very loud, very persistent.
And the Spider Demon does emerge. She is annoyed.
The Fairy ,Paige and Phoebe
distract the Demon, while the Wood Nymph throws the vanquishing potion. The Demon
morphs into a spider to avoid it and the Ogre steps on it. A sick crunching noise
tells announces the end of the Spider Demon. With the death of the demon the entrance
opens. Leo goes in to free Piper. Chris emerges from the shadows as a new spider
demon. To get Piper to safety Leo orbs her away out of the cave. Chris closes
the entrance with spider webs before viscously attacking Leo whom he now wants
to feed off for the next one hundred years. Piper unsuccessfully tries to break
through the web.
Leo still tries to find out why Chris hates him so much and
at the same time use this anger against him to make Chris' personality stronger
than the Demons. Chris does become angry and starts beating up Leo badly. Piper
realises that if she takes the antidote, the baby will become inoculated, which
in turn will safe the older Chris in the cave. Chris is indeed transformed, but
after a moment's irritation he continues beating up Leo. The entrance opens again
when Chris is healed and Piper goes in to stop him from beating his father anymore.
Without a word, Chris walks out.
Later, Leo sees off Piper and Wyatt who will
stay at magic school, where they will be safe until Piper has given birth to Chris.
Leo tells Piper, that he will be there for his family from now on. Piper tells
him not to give up on Chris and keep trying to get through to him.
At the club
Phoebe has met a nice guy and finally realises that speed dating is not the way
to find the right man. Riley, the Wood Nymph and the Ogre get a drink on the house.
finds Chris sitting on top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Leo again asks his son why
he hates him so much. Chris finally explains that Leo has never been there for
him, for everybody else, but not for him. Leo thinks, Chris may have come back
from the future not only to safe Wyatt but their relation ship as well. Chris
says he doubts it, then orbs away.
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