Hear these words -- hear my cry,
Spirit from the Other Side.
Come to me. I summon thee.
Cross beyond the Great Divide.
Swirling Cloud Of Glowing Golf Balls, from which emerges -- Grams! Hi, Grams! Piper groans a bit in frustration, like, shut up, Piper. Grams came a long way to see if you're okay, so can it with the attitude. Piper admits to feeling "a little lost" without Prue, and wonders aloud why Grams ignored her earlier calls. Grams evasively tells Piper she was "busy" and couldn't come. Piper calls her on that, so Grams elaborates. Grams and Finola Hughes have been assisting Prue with her transition to life as a corpse. Piper inquires after Prue's mental state. Grams reluctantly admits that TPTB have forbidden her to tell Piper anything. "Just like you're not allowed to see her," Grams adds. "At least, not for a while, anyway." When Piper wonders why, Grams gives her the official explanation: "Because seeing Prue right now -- speaking to her -- keeps her alive for you, which keeps you from being able to move on with your life. To continue your destiny." The official official reason? Alyssa had Shannen fired, so no one's going to see Prue. Ever. AGAIN. GOD. Once again, Piper snippily rejects the whole destiny thing. Grams gently yet firmly reminds Piper that the most important lesson to be taken from the sisters' last three years together is that everything has a purpose, and that therefore Prue was taken from them for a reason. Yeah, tell that to Dan Savage. He'd probably tear you a new hole by way of thanks. "Your destiny still awaits," Grams insists, then vanishes in a SCOGGB with "Blessed be." Piper pouts. Cow.
Hell. The Source blazes in to ask the Smoked Bint if she's found any new information on Cole's whereabouts. She hasn't, but she's drawn a bead on Rose. "Her future has become much more clear," the Bint promises. "And short-lived." She flaps her hand over the Ball of Perversion, and an arrhythmically jerking Janet Reno appears therein. The shot widens, and Janet's joined by Michael J. Fox on the dance floor at P3. Okay, fine. It's Rose and her current boy toy, and no, they don't have Parkinson's Disease. It's just they way they move. Unfortunately. Halloween comes early for Demian, as there is quite seriously a full minute of this horror before the music mercifully cuts itself short. The pair heads over to a nearby table for some hasty character exposition trussed up as "romantic" "banter." Despite the fact Rose and the boy toy have been dating a mere month, he claims to know "everything" about her. A Convenient Waitress appears to prove him wrong. She asks for their order, and he asks for "two long necks." Strike two against the boy toy. Strike one was, needless to say, the "dancing." Rose switches her order to a product-placed Perrier, telling the boy toy, basically, that if he didn't know she was a recovering alcoholic, he doesn't really know her all that well. Mmmm. Alcohol.