Halliwell Manor. Day. Piper Halliwell "-a Balsam" is wearing her Martha Stewart lavender cardigan (natch) and preparing a gift basket full of baby things. Prue "Gypsy, Tramp and Thief" Halliwell storms into the parlor, asking Piper if she's seen her "slides anywhere." Prue's gone peasant girl this week, sporting cowboy boots, a tight ankle-length dark brown skirt, and a puffy white gauze blouse that cinches under her bosom five inches above her exposed (natch) midriff. And she's also given herself a perm of loose curls by sleeping with soup cans on her head. She looks like a walking toasted marshmallow on a stick. Prue finds the slides and expositions for Piper that the new VP at Buckland's will send two employees "with the best presentation" to New York for a conference that week, and she hopes it will be Jack and her. Piper: "Are you going to sleep with him?" Prue: "It's just a business trip, that's all!" Piper mmm hmmms. Prue changes the subject and asks about the gift basket. Piper tells her sister it's for a baby shower for an offscreen, never-mentioned-before friend of theirs. Since the lazy Ps forgot (natch) that they had to get gifts, Piper's making the basket for all of them. She knitted a baby blanket, and had enough yarn left over to make a wee teddy bear. Prue had no idea her sister could knit. Word -- where does Piper find the time to run a business and keep house for her sisters and date the next-door neighbor, in addition to maintaining a crystal meth lab in the basement to supply the energy to perform all of these tasks? Prue coos over the teddy bear and clutches it to her breasts. She asks Piper if the baby toy-making will be "really good practice" for her. Piper makes a "what the?" face. Prue explains: "You, Dan, little Dan . . ." Piper tells Prue to slow down, because Dan's the one who's "on the fast track" in their relationship. Prue: "I just hate guys that aren't afraid to commit." Heh. Piper wails that she really does have a problem -- whenever she thinks about getting closer to Dan, she remembers that in the "Futurama" episode she was fated to marry and breed with Leo. Prue reminds her sister that "the present is all that matters." Piper says she knows this, but she's not ready to receive her own baby showers, either.
Police station. Darryl "Drag Not!" Morris is sitting at his desk talking to Phoebe "Nostradumbass" Halliwell. She's trying to convince him to let her become his investigative psychic, and can't understand why his colleagues are snickering at her while she sits there in a red Gap Kids jacket, black pedal pushers with red patches, and a plastic bead choker worn as a headband. Does Phoebe own any jewelry that didn't come out of a gumball machine? Darryl explains that he's already getting grief from his co-workers about his performance lately. Phoebe assures him that "no one will know" about her help. Yeah, I'm sure the detectives would never figure out that the two people sitting in front of them discussing working together might actually be working together. Whatever. Phoebe gives a demonstration of her psychic ability by picking up a butter knife (?!?) from Darryl's desk and moaning that she sees "blood and flesh." Did he have sausage for breakfast? Darryl gapes at her. Phoebe explains that she was telling a "little joke." You're too immodest, Pheebs. Phoebe suddenly realizes that there's a wailing baby in the precinct room, with three cops hovering over it. Darryl explains that the infant was abandoned. Phoebe walks over and shoos the cops away. The baby stops crying. Phoebe picks up the baby and tells Darryl that she knew she could help him in some way. She has a B&W psychic vision of a preppy guy in a crewneck sweater holding the baby and running from another man in a black coat who's flinging bolts of lightning at him. Darryl asks Phoebe if she's okay, although I would have been worried about the infant's safety, since he was thisclose to dropping it on the floor. Pheebs wakes up from her trance.