Charmed (2018) s03e16 Episode Script

What to Expect When You're Expecting the Apocalypse

1 Previously on Charmed All I ever wanted was for you to love me like you loved Waverly.
But you didn't even try, did you? Maggie, you still haven't told him how you feel? Hey, Jordan, there's something I need to say to you.
Yeah, me, too.
Being trapped in a monster prison, it's A lot.
I know.
Think I need to bounce for a bit.
You're gonna come back though, right? I hope so.
Mel, I've come from the future.
Bad things are happening in my time.
I need you to do something for me.
I think my future self sent this baby here to do more than just stay safe.
I think it's here to help save us from our allergy.
You traveled here from 2021? Yes.
What happened? A plague on all our houses.
Mel called it the Whispering Evil.
We never found Mel.
Her research could help save the world.
Based on this board, we have about three weeks to stop the Whispering Evil from devouring the entire world.
Hello, sister.
You've got to be kidding me.
Asphalt like a tabletop Earthquake in the middle of town Wrong move, man, and we won't stop - Hey.
How goes the nesting? How does it look like it's going? We've only got a few days left to find this Whispering Evil and I'm stuck here building a crib.
Maggie and I can handle this.
And if baby comes before the future's safe, it's gonna need some place to sleep, in the present.
I know.
It's just, I hate the idea of the two of you saving the world without me.
Hey, we're all doing our part.
Yours just happens to include stretchy waistbands and Lamaze classes.
Hey, Jordan.
- How was your trip? - Good.
Really good.
I feel like a whole new man.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What the Yeah, you, uh, you missed a lot.
And, uh, we have a-an apocalypse to stop.
So maybe we can catch you up on the way to SafeSpace? Apocalypse? Like I said, a lot.
Oh, oh, oh And the devil moves on.
So, Mel's got a time-traveling fetus, and something called a Whispering Evil is gonna destroy everything unless you all stop it? Pretty much.
Yeah, I should have taken a longer vacation.
Why are all the lights off? And who hired the creepy clown? Macy, thank God you're here.
What happened? Corporate stopped paying our utilities.
What? They're trying to push us out and sell the building.
- What are we supposed to do? - Swan, I'm sorry, I would love to help, but Maggie and I have bigger things to worry about right now.
What could possibly be bigger than the end of SafeSpace? Swan, maybe I can help.
If the board's in breach of contract, I can always get the legal clinic to file an injunction.
Jordan, thank you.
You're a lifesaver.
And maybe we can find some time to talk later? Can't wait.
Jordan's gonna help.
Swan must think I'm horrible, but this mind virus outbreak could happen at any minute.
I know.
I just wish Harry was here to help with all this.
Yeah, I wouldn't count on that.
He's been acting so weird lately.
He's avoiding me, having trouble sleeping.
Part of his mortality journey? I guess so.
After everything he's been through, I just Hope that it's worth it.
- Do I know you? - Not yet.
But the day is young.
Devoid of anything remotely resembling humanity.
This is obviously your place.
You think you know me, Waverly, but you don't.
- I've changed.
- You broke into my car.
Because you haven't answered any of my calls and I didn't know how else to find you.
Please I need your help stripping out some demon powers that I stole from someone.
And you think kidnapping me is the answer to your problems.
Ironic, but fitting.
I'm sorry, but I'm desperate.
I've been in hiding from you for a reason, Abby.
Maybe you've forgotten what happened, but I haven't.
Whatever your problems are, I can't help.
Of course you can.
You had this totem, you must have the knife that went along with it.
- The Blade of Clarity? Mother kept it.
- Fine.
- Then help me get it from her.
- Help you? You've had a demon tailing me all week.
What are you talking about? Oh, don't play dumb, Little Miss Overlord.
Waverly, I'm serious.
I never sent a demon after you.
Well, then who? It must be someone trying to get at me through you.
Attempted coups aren't exactly rare in my line of work.
You're being tracked.
Find something? Maybe.
This page is faded in the future, but The stain looks familiar.
I spilled coffee on this book a few months ago.
Okay, listen to this.
There's an old African myth known as kunong'ona mabaya The Whispering Evil.
It was a creature without a form, a parasite that required a human host.
And once it took one, even the host's tribe couldn't tell who had been possessed.
Only after possession did it have the power to spread its infection.
So, the Whispering Evil isn't the disease.
It must be a monster that escaped from the tomb in order to spread it.
And if it already took a host, it could be inside - Anyone.
- Anyone.
What was that? It's ready.
- Wait, is that - A solution of mRNA molecules derived from Mel's fetal DNA that should reprogram our cells to stop them from being allergic to magic.
- Can we take it? - Oh, yeah.
Bottoms up, sister.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down.
It could take hours, days, weeks for our cells to respond.
That was anticlimactic.
What the hell was that? Swan? Swan? Pulse is okay.
She-She's breathing.
So are they.
What happened? Just clicking.
Just clicking everywhere.
All around.
I I couldn't see anything.
I couldn't stop it.
If there was clicking, that means The Whispering Evil.
It's here.
So, you never saw his face? I just I just heard that awful clicking sound.
And then I was down.
What about earlier? Did you see anything? Anyone that was off? Actually, yeah.
I was on my way to the switch room to check the circuit breakers, when I I realized that there was someone already at the door, trying to break in.
Who? Your old nemesis.
I'm your nemesis? No, no, you're my nemesis.
Antonio? You sure? Yeah, Jordan said he saw him trying to break into the switch room.
Said he was acting all weird and fidgety.
Well, the book did say it would try to take a human host.
Do you really think Antonio could be, you know Only one way to find out.
Truth serum.
I have a feeling we're gonna need a lot of it, seeing as it could be anyone.
Thank God.
I left six messages.
I'm sorry.
I haven't been myself lately.
Uh, but I'm here now.
Do you want me to look after them? That'd be great.
Of course.
"Use Allen wrench A "to tighten ten-inch bolts "B, C and F.
" Who's Allen and why does he have a wrench named after him? Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.
How did this become my life? Stupid hormones.
If I can't even build a crib, how the hell am I supposed to raise a child? Will you just stop already? What the Abby? I know it's usually your thing to come running to me for help, but just this once, can we hide out here for a bit? And who is she, exactly? Well, she Her sister, unfortunately.
And who are you? Her latest girlfriend? I am not her girlfriend.
Is that a Did you How did you How What's the matter, you've never seen a pregnant woman before? What's your life like? You're in the limelight Something that gives life Hoping to live right Hoping we fistfight But I choose this mic Thinking of better times, so let me set a time And meet you on this flight, watch how we go high Even with closed eyes, a global embrace Hey.
Got us some brain fuel.
I can't believe Dr.
Lawrence expects us to evaluate all these files by tomorrow.
As if I didn't have enough going on already.
Yeah, it's so weird he texted me out of the blue like that.
In focus, always keep it creative When we go high, even with closed eyes The people we motivate, they showing their soul side Mmm.
Lattes are so good here.
The foam ratio is just Just really a winner, now they call me a dreamer Hey.
To Dr.
Uh So what I've been saying - We got to be stronger.
- Sure.
Ooh, what the hell? - Hey.
- You scared the crap out of me.
- Sorry.
What'd you find? I Looks like a giant fingernail.
And I never even saw a thing.
Well, maybe that did.
Of course I was too busy to set up my own log-in.
Hopefully Swan's left hers written down somewhere.
All good.
All good.
Uh, Swan gave me hers after I had some stuff stolen from my locker.
And we're in.
Looks like Some of the cameras were shorted by the power outage.
But this one had a battery backup.
Let's see what we can find.
What, uh, what happened to your finger? Oh.
No idea.
Like I said, I was out cold.
Are you the Whispering Evil? Are you for real? Covering all my bases.
I'm not the Whispering Evil.
I'm Jordan Horatio Chase.
Horatio? It's a long story.
Now do you want to see this footage or do you want to keep giving me the third degree? Sorry.
Go-go ahead.
Whoa, I think I found something.
Is that Harry? That's the same crowbar we found by Swan.
He's been acting so weird lately.
He's avoiding me, having trouble sleeping.
I'm sorry.
I haven't been myself lately.
So does that mean The Whispering Evil is Harry? - Is it you? - I'm sorry? Are you the Whispering Evil? What? - Answer the question.
- No, of course not.
Then why have you been avoiding me? Why are your eyes all splotchy and red? And why did you break into the Wicca store with a crowbar? Maybe you ought to sit down.
Just tell me what's going on.
Oh, wow.
Latte has a bit of a kick to it.
Probably just the cinnamon.
So, what were you doing at SafeSpace earlier? My friend Jordan said he saw you trying to break into a locked room.
No, I wasn't.
You weren't at SafeSpace earlier or you weren't trying to break into a locked room? I-I was at SafeSpace, but I wasn't trying to break into anything.
I was looking for you.
Why? Isn't it obvious? W-Why would Jordan say you're being weird, then? Because he's jealous of me.
Look, I saw Jordan.
And he gave me this look, like "step off my territory.
" - I don't believe you.
- You don't want to believe me.
Because you know that deep down, the chemistry we have is undeniable.
A-And this thing you have with Jordan, I mean, it's just friendship without benefits.
Are you the Whispering Evil? My ex seems to think so.
You know what? You look like you could use a refill.
I didn't want to burden you with this, but A few days ago, I started having dreams.
Nightmares, really.
Not from my own life but from his.
Who? James Westwell.
In the dreams I'm He's he's on a street corner, shamelessly flirting with some woman he doesn't even know.
And I don't know why, but I can just tell, it's the moment right before I he dies.
And I somehow force myself to wake up.
You never did find out how he No.
That's why you've been avoiding sleep.
You don't want to see the end of the dream.
Yeah, and why I broke into the Wicca store for a bag of dragon breath.
For a dreamless sleep potion.
But why the crowbar? My orbing wasn't working.
Macy, in the dreams, I'm seeing pieces of his life, and he Feels like me.
What if becoming mortal means reverting back to my old self? An egocentric, unreliable coward.
I know what it feels like to fear a dark part of yourself, Harry.
But it's only one part of you.
No matter what happens, at the end of this journey, I'll be right by your side.
Now, can we go find this Whispering Evil - before something else Swan? Lovely home you have here.
Thank you.
So who's the lucky woman? Your partner in the future.
Not sure.
Future Mel wasn't really a sharer.
Ah, then there's still a chance it could be a certain English frenemy.
Let's hope not.
For the child's sake.
Can't imagine a worse mother than Abigael the Abhorrent.
Really? Not even the sociopath who raised us? She did the best she could with what she had to work with.
Hey, let's just take a beat and cool off.
If you think Francesca's so wonderful, why don't you help me get the Blade of Clarity from her? Because the first and last time I got between the two of you, you set my hand on fire.
I'm sorry.
If she hadn't kept me locked away, maybe I would have known how to be a sister.
How could I not be jealous of the pure witch who always got to eat cakes and have tea parties with "Mummy Dearest.
" She treated you exactly the way you deserved to be treated.
Hey, that's enough.
You're sisters.
She's not my sister.
She's an unhinged demon.
I'll show you unhinged.
Stop it, both of you.
I already have one child to worry about.
I can't handle two more.
Separate rooms.
No, no, no, Swan, hold on.
Hold on.
You can fight this.
- Macy - Swan, hey, hey, hey.
Hey, stay with me.
The whispering I can hear it all around me.
No, Swan, Swan, I need you to focus, okay? Who did this to you? What happened? - Swan? Swan? Oh, my Gosh.
- No.
Oh, God, it's Maggie.
She's in trouble.
Swan! Swan, can you hear me? Swan, who did this to you? Swan Mel called it the Whispering Evil.
You can't kill it.
It gets in your brain and hijacks the worst part of yourself and then that's all you are.
This is it.
This is the start of the mind virus outbreak.
And Swan is patient zero.
I mean, we were having this romantic dance and I thought things were going well and then I fell asleep, I woke up, and you were like, "I picked Jordan.
" Oh, Harry, thank God.
- Come over here.
- What's this all about? I can't leave Swan and the others unattended for too long.
You brought the Siberian lotus root, right? Now tell me why you need a magical detox.
Ooh, when I was nine, I walked in on my parents having sex in my bedroom.
We never talked about it afterwards, but I think that's why I got so obsessed with Freud.
Oh, dear God.
Well, he's definitely not the Whispering Evil, but I couldn't just leave him like this.
You gave him too much truth serum, didn't you? He started belting "Love On Top" in front of everyone at the library, saying Beyoncé is the only one who truly understands our "sexual chemistry.
" I got him out of there as fast as I could.
You'd better hurry.
Ooh, I've been having this ongoing erotic fantasy about peacock feathers Hey.
Not here for it.
Eat a few of those.
It'll make you feel better.
This is gonna work, right? I certainly hope so.
Eat up.
Come on.
Where did you come from? Do not test me today, Abby.
I am tired, hormonal, and I can't even help my sisters save the world.
So tell me what's going on or I swear to God I will kick you both to the curb.
I need Waverly's help getting something from our mother.
A powerful artefact known as the Blade of Clarity.
Which is? The only way for me to return Macy's firepower.
Trouble is, I wasn't the only one looking for my sister.
Apparently, she's got a demon on her tail.
The drama never ends with your family, does it? You're one to talk.
Please tell me you're not gonna put our child in that deathtrap of a crib you're building.
Oh, God.
There, there.
It's just I'm a fighter.
I'm not a mother.
I slay.
I don't swaddle.
I wasn't built for this, and I can't help but feel like I'm gonna I'm gonna let this baby down.
Mel, look at me.
I know bad moms.
Okay? I had one of the all-time worst.
And you you have far too much love in your heart to ever be a bad mom.
You really went to all these lengths to make amends with Macy? Yes.
Then maybe it's time you do the same with your own sister.
I need to cast barrier spells at every exit, lock the place down before anyone gets out.
You doing okay? You've fought so many monsters.
Why does this one have you so rattled? Let's just say we need to keep this virus contained at all costs.
Luckily, the three of them seem to be the only ones infected.
Damn it.
Um, let's hope there's another flashlight in here.
- Jordan, get down! He's gonna be okay, right? Well, the lotus root will give him a nasty hangover tomorrow, but luckily, it'll keep him from remembering any of this.
I'll, uh I'll get him home and then I'll - come find you at SafeSpace.
- Maggie, why did you give him so much truth serum? It seemed like he was lying, but maybe I just didn't like what he had to say.
- Ah.
- I don't want someone who makes me feel frustrated all the time, even if there is a little bit of chemistry.
I I want someone who makes me feel safe.
Then when this is over, it sounds like you and Mr.
Chase need to have a truthful conversation.
Why did I let the weed store hire a clown? Not today.
So, uh, the Whispering Evil was a clown? No.
Just another victim.
He looks worse than Swan.
Oh, God.
What? That means it's only a matter of time before she ends up like this.
She's not in the attic or the bedrooms.
Or anywhere down here.
- Damn it.
- What is it? The demon tracker.
She reactivated it.
So whoever's after her Is on his way here.
We need to put a protection spell on the house.
Where the hell is she? Where is Waverly Jameson? If you don't tell me, I'll Did you just Freeze time? My old powers.
They're back.
Holy hell.
Who are you people? We ask the questions, not you.
Why are you hunting my sister? I'm not.
I was paid good money to find her daughter.
Who hired you? Francesca Jameson.
Her mother.
That's all I needed to know.
Jordan, run.
Don't let them scratch you! Swan, I know you're still in there.
You don't have to do this.
What did you do to Harry? Ah.
Ladies, looking radiant as ever.
Oh, mate, uh, I swear I'll have that money for you soon.
End of the week, maybe next.
Aren't you a sight for sore eyes.
I'm sorry.
Do I know you? Not yet, but the day is young.
Sir, I'm a married woman.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Molly! Ah.
I saved her.
Even then, I saved a child.
Swan? Swan.
Swan, I need you to fight this.
You, this community you are what makes the world worth saving.
Was that My dreamless sleep powder, which I won't be needing anymore.
Happy to hear it.
It's Jordan.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean for it to come to that.
I just I needed to find out if my suspicions were correct.
Why would your mother come after her own granddaughter? Her powers.
Eternal beauty.
Mother had been so enamored by them when Lydia was first born.
But I never thought she'd do anything like this.
Until I found out you didn't send the demon.
Then I knew.
I swear One mother to the next I wasn't going to let anything happen to your baby.
Why didn't you just tell me the truth? I didn't know if I could trust you.
For years, your mother pitted you against each other.
But here's the thing about old narratives: they can be rewritten.
Abby, that blade.
I'll help you get it from her.
Just as soon as Mel finishes that valerian tea.
It's an old trick to help with those wonky powers.
So, this is normal? Most pregnant witches experience it.
There's so much magic swirling around in there, it starts coming out sideways.
Does that mean my baby will be a Time Witch? It could.
Or it could just be your old powers reawakening because of all the hormones.
Only time will tell.
What's wrong? When that demon attacked, I should have backed down.
What kind of mother puts her baby in harm's way? Mel, you fought to save us, all while keeping your baby safe.
Being a fighter is exactly what'll make you a fantastic mom.
Are you okay? Never better.
Jordan, there's so much I've been wanting to say to you.
But I feel like the timing's always been off, but I don't know, maybe it's finally right.
It's been you this whole time.
Took you long enough.
Whatever you are, you need to back the hell up now.
Cute trick.
But I'm an ancient creature.
Your magic means nothing to me.
Maggie, get back.
He might be infected.
He's the one doing the infecting.
Just had to keep you distracted long enough for my soldiers to reach their full potential.
I gave you truth serum.
Truth, lies.
Human constructs that don't apply to someone of my stature.
Why are you doing this? Why use Jordan? I spent 20,000 years locked away in that Prison.
All because the Perfecti deemed me too chaotic for this world.
But then, along came the honorable Mr.
The first human ever put inside the Tomb.
You didn't escape the Tomb to find a host.
You found one in the Tomb.
Powers don't work on him.
Fall back.
Now! Back up.
Uh, a containment field might hold them, but the powder's downstairs.
I've seen you create one without it when you're all together.
Without Mel, we'd need to at least touch.
I held Jordan's hand.
Happy for you, Maggie, really, - but maybe now is not the time.
- No.
If he's possessed, he's magical.
Which means the allergy cure It worked.
Alligatum est! Is this how it begins The end of the world? Well, as long as we keep them contained, they can't infect anyone else.
But he can.
We have to find Jordan and stop him.
Whatever it takes.
Tonight we're walking on Fire Walking on fire Walking on fire, walking on fire.

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