Okay, Ive tried to wrap my poor little brain around this, and all I ended up with was a headache. If evil cant benefit from it, why split it up in the first place? Why not give the damn thing to the Charmed Ones, who as we are reminded weekly are the Most Powerful Force Of Good Ever? If the point of the split was to offer enhanced protection to powerful witches of a lesser order than the Halliwells, then why did a stupid blonde who lacked the sense to get the hell away from further demon attacks have a half? Rrrgh.
Anyway, the three decide that the other half of the charm must be found as quickly as possible. Prue agrees to search for it with Piper so that Phoebe can return to the manor to work on the Demon Be Gone formula for Cole. Speaking of Piper, where is the harridan? Back at the manor, the Dolt tells them. Why? Well, we had a little problem at the passport office, he allows. What problem? She sorta blew some of it up. Phoebe and Prue unhinge their jaws. Their chins drop to the floor while they goggle in disbelief. Good look for you girls. Not.