Dammit. Well, at least this bit has a little vanquishing action. Piper runs to the staircase, calling out for Phoebe. Right on her tail is UFH II with his crossbow. As Piper raises her arms to freeze him, UFH II quickly fires off a couple of arrows that pin her sleeves to the wall. Phoebe, yodeling as she is wont to do in crisis situations, rushes downstairs, only to be stopped by an arrow that hits the wall right in front of her nose. Prue enters, TKing UFH II into an armoire. Phoebe and Prue free Piper, who says, "He could have killed me," eliciting from Prue, "The question is, why didn't he?" UFH II emerges from the ruined armoire to sneer, "Because I don't want you, I want the bird. Where is he?" Brooke wanders in to yell, "No," giving UFH II the opportunity to take aim at her. Slow motion sequence of Eye Candy the Owl flying in, an arrow released, anguished Brooke clutching her head and dropping to her knees, and, for some reason, Phoebe glancing sideways at the action to her right. Prue coolly TKs the arrow in her hand into firing position, and sends it straight into UFH II's chest. Fiery vanquishing ensues. Hooray! The Ps hustle to Brooke's side, and I madly giggle myself into a puddle on the carpet at the sight of the actress playing Brooke gingerly picking up a fake owl with a three-foot-long arrow sticking up out of its side while she weeps and croons, "Baby. Baby." The three Ps exchange Looks of Concern as we cut to commercial.
After the break, we fade up on the shish-kebabbed owl in a towel, and I start choking with snickers. An owl in a towel with a big honkin' arrow sticking up out of its fake, feathery owl chest. Brooke cuddles the owl kebab as the sisters fret over what to do next. Piper reluctantly summons Leo, who appears quickly, noting that "they" had sent him after hearing about "the bad guys." Prue tells Brooke that Leo is a Healer, but Leo notes with some disappointment that he's a healer of people, not animals. Leo tries anyway, but fails, leading to more fretting about the necessity of waiting until sunset, by which time the Owl Kebab will certainly have died. In the midst of this, the doorbell chimes, and Phoebe goes to answer it. Thank God and all of His androgynous little angels, it's Cole, come to exchange Piper's earlier purchase with his own. Phoebe instantly flings thoughts of the Owl Kebab from her tiny little mind and switches into flirt mode as Cole rather endearingly stammers his way through an explanation of why he's there. Phoebe moves to re-enter the house, but stops to prevent Cole from following. Calling the state of the house a "disaster," she asks him to wait on the porch, pops inside, and pops right back out again with his bag. Leo comes out to check on her, and Phoebe introduces him to Cole, in spite of the fact the two men met last week in the courtroom. Leo shakes Cole's hand, and leaves a glowing white residue behind. Ew. If you must indulge, Leo, it's called Kleenex. Look into it.