Outside, our Dimwitted Detective Duo is on the case, of course. Andy thinks something's up, as the gas man has an absolutely spotless record. Darryl...well, I know it's only my second Charmed recap, but I feel like y'all and I are growing closer, and can therefore admit to each other that NO ONE CARES ABOUT DARRYL, EVER. Prue bustles up, gets the skinny from Andy, and runs into the house. Piper tells her what happened, and asks Phoebe to show Prue her new "power," as Piper's jumped to the conclusion that the incident marks a power progression; Prue's skeptical, as the new "power" has nothing to do with premonition, and teasingly asks Phoebe if she cast a spell from the BoS. I'd be with Prue here if we were still in 1999, but since we're not, I wouldn't mind hearing how levitation follows from premonition, or how astral projection follows from telekinesis, or how martyrdom follows from the power to freeze...whoops, bad example. Anyway, Phoebe gets in a right snit and walks off, although La Milano underplays it rather well, I feel obliged to say. The camera follows her and stops in the picture of Grams, which is now upside-down. Don't worry about Grams, though -- she's sipping dirty martinis with Rock Hudson right about now. (Oh come on, you know she's a fag hag at heart.) Prue sarcastically notes that the evening is going to be fun, and Piper tries to soothe her. Heh. Right.
Phoebe sashays down to the basement, conjures an emery board, and turns and thanks the Shadow-Phoebe for her new power. He commands her to use it on her sisters. Not completely in his thrall, Phoebe begs him not to make her do this. "Phoooooeeeeeeeebeeeeeeee. You're not strong enough to fight meeeeeeeeeeeee." I got places to be, Woogster. Get on with it.
Basement, sometime later. Phoebe, in a blood-red dress and a hairdo that are both rather flattering, files her nails as the Woogy tells her it's almost time. No, it's time now. Seriously.