Attic. Piper totes The Doltine Psycho in from the hall and places him in his attic enclosure with strict instructions not to orb back down to Tongue Boy. Tongue Boy gets around the ban by squiggling up from the sun porch to land next to The Doltine Psycho. "I give up," Piper mutters as Phoebe hustles up the stairs to blare something about her stupid relationship with Chronic. Piper warns that if whatever she's about to do to Tongue Boy doesn't work, Phoebe won't be alive long enough to care. Am I a horrible person for praying that Piper fails? I'm not? Didn't think so. Incidentally, the longer Piper's had to ponder the whole situation, the less inclined to vanquish Tongue Boy she's become. "Something just doesn't add up about him," she admits to Phoebe, adding that if Tongue Boy were truly a threat, The Doltine Psycho would long ago have erected his Icy Blue Shield Of Calculating Self-Preservation. This sets Phoebe off for some reason, and she bustles across the attic to remove The Doltine Psycho from the enclosure, all the while shrieking at Tongue Boy to stay away from her nephew. Tongue Boy scrunches his cute little face into a wrinkly ball and unleashes that "high-pitched cry" Big Chris read about from the Book. "Put him back down!" Piper panics. Phoebe does so while dimly wondering why. Her answer arrives in the form of the squiggling Hunchback Of Not!re Lame, who materializes behind her to pimp-smack her across the attic into Piper. The two women continue to fly across the room, taking out a book-laden table over by the front windows. The Hunchback Of Not! tries to snatch Tongue Boy from the enclosure, but The Doltine Psycho deploys his Icy Blue Shield Of Coldly Calculating Self-Preservation, zapping the beast's fingers. Piper leaps to her feet to batter The H Of Not! with a few mostly ineffective blasts from the Hands Of Discontent, all the while seething, "Get away from my kid!" H Of Not! squiggles out, only to rematerialize directly behind her. With a roar, he envelops her in his arms and squiggles away. Phoebe inhales sharply and bugs her eyes straight out into the commercial break.
Episode Report CardDemian: B+ | 440 USERS: B-
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