Cole conveniently squiggles in at this point to reveal that he knows where they need to go. He also denies responsibility for the blondes death. Phoebe crosses to him, assuring him that they all know he didnt do it. Piper looks like she doesnt agree, but prudently keeps her mouth shut. Phoebe notes that Cole looks worse for the wear, and leads him into the parlor for a private chat. Once there, he asks for a status report on the Demon Be Gone. The potion is missing one key ingredient, billingsroot. Once she figures out what billingsroot is, Coles problems will be history. Blather about Cole not being able to resist the pull of his demonic side much longer. He begs Phoebe to get to the second witch with her sisters before he does, to protect her. Hes been ordered to kill the witch after retrieving the amulet. Even if he doesnt, Ian certainly will. Phoebe gazes down sadly.
Cut to a shot of the full moon hanging over a forest clearing. A coven of witches sits in a circle around an open fire, conducting a tiresome ritual of some sort. The lead witch -- who has the second half of the amulet on a chain around her neck -- calls the meeting to a close with blessed be. Oh. Shes one of those. How much you want to bet shell be dead in fifteen minutes? Too easy? Then how much you want to bet Ill be hurling blunt objects at the television screen when she spouts more of that sick-making Wicca jargon later in the episode? The point of view on the scene shifts as Cole is revealed to be spying on the whole thing from a cluster of bushes off to the side. The Freak squiggles in behind him. Their faces are half-lit by the moonlight, making them look like the members of Queen in the infamous four-shot from the Bohemian Rhapsody video. Cole wonders why the Freak is there. Hes been sent to watch [Coles] back. Cole acidly notes that theres a difference between watching someones back and stabbing it. The Freak natters on about the untrusting nature of Belthazor while the two watch the coven disperse. The Freak tells Cole hed best follow Ians orders carefully, and adds that murdering a witch will make Cole feel better. Hell, boys. If she tosses off any more of that blessed be crap, Ill strangle her for you.