Outside, Smelly Alice becomes grist for the tabloid mill. Piranha Dominguez confronts her, shoving the microphone into her face, asking for details of the encounter. Some random coot, whos either a print journalist or another freak from the barricades, asks, Did they think you were a demon? Smelly Alice oh-so-psychotically brushes tears and hair from her face as she pouts, Theyre mean witches. Again, I find it hard to believe that the police wouldnt have busted Smelly Alices smelly ass by now, but Im just going to go along with it, so great is my liking of this episode. Back in the sun porch, its quickly determined that the best way to reach Tempus is through Cole. As the Dolt is allowed to orb into the Cavern of the Bi Kraps, they decide he should head down there to look for him. The Dolt warns them that hell be incommunicado for the length of his visit to the Cavern, much like Phoebe. What if something should happen while hes gone? Honey, Piper soothes, what more trouble could we possibly get into? She tells him to go and be careful. She gives him a peck on the lips, and he orbs out in mid-kiss. It all ends in heartache and tears, people. The tears of some considerably more ridiculous than the tears of others, granted, but still. Just thought Id warn you in advance. Piper turns around to face Prue and perks brightly, So whaddya say: Oprah? Or Barbara? Prue cracks a broad grin as Piper decides for them both. Barbara makes you cry. We go with Oprah. Snicker.
Cavern. Cole enters with some very bad news. He has to squiggle Phoebe out of there pronto. Something awful is happening in the Realm of the Demonic. Something awful enough to require the presence of The Source. Phoebe hyperventilates a bit upon learning that The Source lurks somewhere in the Cavern. The Colethazor has no idea whats going on, but he suggests that they not wait around to find out. The Dolt orbs in behind Phoebe at this moment. The Colethazor not unkindly wonders if the Dolts gone insane. What are you doing here? he demands. The Dolt fills them in on the recent developments topside, and asks Cole to summon Tempus. Cole cant. Even if he wanted to help, hes not strong enough to summon a demon like Tempus at will. Phoebe guesses that, be that as it may, Cole knows someone who could. Cole cant believe what shes suggesting he do. Does she really believe The Source would order Tempus to go to the aid of the Charmed Ones? The Dolt reminds him that, as a result of the botched vanquish of Fruma-Shax, the demonic world has been exposed too. The intervention of Tempus would be beneficial to both sides. The Dolt urges Cole to phrase the request so that The Source believes Cole has the best interests of the demonic brotherhood at heart. Cole thinks this over for a bit and decides that the whole idea is suicide. He caves in to their request anyway.