SOUTH BAY SOCIAL SERVICES. Jake storms out of the second custody meeting, followed closely by a visibly-distraught Carol. Rose's boss watches them go, then heads towards his own office, passing the zombie-like Rose as he does so. Zombie Rose rises to follow Jake out of the building, under the malevolent eye of The Shource. Once outside, we get a good look at her outfit. Someone needs to drag the costumer to The Hague for crimes against humanity. Her braless tits are slung into a blue suede button-down vest over a pair of black, flared, rayon hip huggers that are slit at the ankle. She stops on the sidewalk, extends her hand, and demands, "Heart." Further down the walk, Jake clutches his chest and collapses. Home-Perm Carol screams.
Cleansing Burst Of Synchronicity, as the Gang of Four swings into the parking lot at that moment in the Halliwell SUV. They spot Rose quickly, and through the "enchanted" sunglasses, Phoebe espies what she describes as "a black aura" twisting around Rose's body. They run to her side, attempting to talk her down. Her response is to intone lethally, "He's evil. He's hurting his child." Piper pushes her into the arms of the Dolt, ordering him to orb her back to the Manor. He does so. Jake's agonies halt immediately. Cole corrals the gals into the SUV as Jake rises to his feet. His first words to his wife are, "I'm not covering for you anymore, Carol. You keep your hands off our son." DUN! See what they did there? I mean the bit about setting Jake up as the beater when it was really Carol, not the implication that it would have been perfectly acceptable for Rose to yank the bloody, beating heart out of an actual criminal. Over at the car, Cole volunteers to remain at the SOUTH BAY SOCIAL SERVICES center to ensure that The Source doesn't follow them back to the Manor, and no, this doesn't make sense at all given that The Source already knows where they live and can blaze on over any time he gets the urge, but we really do just have to go with this shit, because otherwise I'll never get this damn recap done. Meanwhile, The Shource emerges from the office building all "Curses, foiled again" until he picks up the Colethazor's scent. Grinning like Anthony Perkins at the end of Psycho, he zips his way over to lurk right behind Cole, then blazes out just as Cole turns to look at him. Cole determines The Shource's new location and squiggles on over, right into a trap. As he approaches The Shource from behind, The Shource whips around to drive a two-foot blade through Cole's stomach. Cole drops to his knees. They always drop to their damn knees. I wonder what the kneepad budget is on this show. I wonder how much of that is spent on Alyssa, if you know what I mean, and I think you do. Ba-dump-bump. Anyway, The Shource waves a glowy hand around Cole's shoulder, presumably to ensure a lingering death from a wound so severe. The Shource, you see, wants Phoebe to witness Cole's dying breath so that she can feel the pain of losing a loved one twice in one week. Whatever. The Shource stalks away from Cole, calling for the Bint to locate Rose "one last time" before blazing his way into the commercial break.