Stop me if you've heard this one before: in this week's episode of the CW's Charmed, Vera Sisters Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz), and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) – along with their whitelighter Harry (Rupert Evans) – are finally getting their lives back to normal and can return their focuses back to more personal matters.
Folks, this is the 13th episode of a season that still has a whole bunch more episodes to go – did you really think the ghosts, goblins, and demons still lurking out there were going to give them a few minutes to catch their breath? This isn't Waiting for Godot – what's coming for these four isn't going to make them wait too much longer…
As you're about to see in the following preview and promo for "Manic Pixie Nightmare," peace and quiet for Harry and "The Charmed Ones" is a beast with a relatively short life span – which doesn't mean there isn't some time every now and then for a little short-lived niceness. Emphasis on "short-lived"…
Charmed s10e13 "Manic Pixie Nightmare": A BALL OF LIGHT — With life seemingly back to normal, Parker (Nick Hargrove) tips off Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) to a mysterious death on campus that might be of demonic nature. After the sisters consult with Harry (Rupert Evans), they try to trap the creature, but they soon realize that not everyone can avoid its powers. Meanwhile, Galvin (Ser'Darius Blain) remembers something from his grandma's stories that could help Macy (Madeleine Mantock) overcome her dark side. Melanie Mayron directed the episode written by Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
And just because we're kind, we're not letting you leave without a whole gaggle of preview images for tonight's episode "Manic Pixie Nightmare," courtesy of your friends at the CW and Charmed – and let's just say they're chock full of whimsy:
"Stronger together." That's what Marisol (guest star Valerie Cruz) tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera (Melonie Diaz), and her sister, fun-loving Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering sorority rush (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Brian (guest star Charlie Gillespie). But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident.
Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister – brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock), whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin (Ser'Darius Blain), the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out.
With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans) – who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department – when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they're really up against.
Based on the original series, CW's Charmed is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin, Jennie Snyder Urman, and Brad Silberling from Jane the Virgin; Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard Owens (Jackie), and Carter Covington (Faking It).