Ms. Hellfires apartment. La Femme Brinda and Bane enter. The place is full of orchids. LFB is impressed. Bane tells her to close her eyes. Although hes a dangerous criminal, LFB risks it and opens her eyes to be rewarded with a stunning diamond necklace. Bane reminds her that she needs to kill the Halliwells "by midnight. Make it ten." He leaves. La Femme Brinda is perturbed.
Coroners office. DJ and the old-guy demon throw the medical examiner down on a slab. Turns out the coroners greatest fear is being autopsied himself. While he cowers under a floating brain saw, DJ and the demon check out M. Steadwells corpse. Since it doesnt look like "an explosion victim," they figure out that Banes been double-crossed.
For the scruffy boy and purple-halter-top-wearing girl who waste a whole roll of Polaroid Sticky Film and a shitload of my patience to play an "all about our extremely limited range of goofy faces" game of foozball: scrips for Ritalin, caps on your allowances, and four years of military school each. ["Would you rather watch the one with the guy who makes his boobs move? No, I didnt think so." -- Sars]
Halliwell Manor. Kitchen. M. Steadwell is shrieking, "Oh my stars!" because she just found wolfs bane and holly thistle on the same shelf in a cupboard. The docile Ps come running. M. Steadwell "doesnt want to second-guess a sister witch" but she wonders how they can cast effective spells that way. Piper gets her bitch on. Phoebe looks out the window and sees Prue pull up in front of the house in Ms. Hellfires black Porsche. Prue enters the manor through the front door and the Ps have a processing summit in the foyer. Piper: "Looks like being a hired killer agrees with you." Prue: "I wouldnt want to run the risk of anyone seeing me out of uniform." Oh, and its not a risk that SHES WALKING INTO THE HALLIWELLS AND TALKING WITH THEM SO CONSPICOUSLY even though shes supposed to be trying to kill them? Whatever! Piper says theyve been worried about her, and asks her about Bane. Prue dodges the question. The docile Ps tell Prue that M. Steadwell is safe. Prue wonders why she was on the list with them. Piper and Phoebe dismiss M. Steadwell as an amateur witch, but a witch nonetheless. The Ps figure out that if the "P. Halliwell" on the list counted for three names, the total number of hits is thirteen. They figure out that these Friday the 13th hits must be the work of the demon Barabas who tried something similar last season. Phoebe wonders how he escaped to torment them again. Prue thinks he must have "found a loophole." Just one? There are so many in this episode. Prue says that she has to go back to Bane and confront Barabas. The docile Ps tell her not to. Prue says she has to, or shell have to show him three bodies. Phoebe: "Have fun!" Prue: "Im working." Phoebe: "More like working it. Ive taken a walk on the wild side, I know the signs." Prue pooh-poohs the docile Ps usual "dont go off on your own" speech and leaves.