And odd, expensive, and entirely unnecessary digitally animated shot follows of a vast black beetle scuttling across the desert sands before we join Bosk in his underground lair. Stripping off his black leather jacket, he shouts, "Open sesame!" A portal materializes in the rock face to reveal another chamber deeper within the cave. Bosk, now clad in a form-fitting long-sleeved black turtleneck and a pair of tight khakis that are, alas, pleated, storms into the interior chamber to confront a gentleman assigned the moniker of "Head Thief," and I really wish they wouldn't leave themselves so open to cheap fellatio jokes. Oh, where to begin? I'll start by ignoring the obvious blowjob reference in favor of noting that Joey Naber's IMDb biography also credits him as "Cholo Number One" in some 1991 made-for-TV flick called Seeds Of Tragedy. As "Cholo" has far fewer letters than "Head Thief," I now have a nickname. Also, I suppose I should mention that every available bit of floor within the interior chamber is stacked with crates and chests jammed full of gold and bejeweled baubles and purportedly expensive tapestries and such. In any event, Bosk snarls that his genie was stolen because the guns he hired from Cholo were vanquished. "But they were two of my best swordsmen!" Cholo protests. Bosk reminds him that swordplay is no match for potions suspiciously appearing from Phoebe's too-tight pants, and fumes, "What the hell are witches doing way out here?" Cholo smiles and crosses to a velvet-lined box, within which lies "The Eye Of Aghbar" -- an amulet that will protect Bosk from the Glamorous Ladies' magic. Bosk is way stoked. He orders Cholo and his men to continue the search for Zanbar while he heads off to fry a little Charmed ass.
Episode Report CardDemian: B+ | 593 USERS: B-
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