Lair Of The Zankou. The leatherbound invader's assembled a gaggle of his similarly clad colleagues, and I'm just going to cheat and look up the character's name in the Internet Movie Database, because this is getting ridiculous. It's "Craven," and as he assures Zankou that he's collected his "fiercest warriors" for tonight's wicked plan, it becomes clear that proper dental hygiene has never been one of Craven's priorities. Seriously, the guy's teeth are Deadwood bad, here, and it's kind of grossing me out. In any event, Zankou mildly replies, "I hope they're as capable as you claim -- the Charmed Ones will be here soon." Craven all but pops a chubby at this news and giggles, "So you're luring them into a trap to destroy them?" Zankou gets this supremely disdainful expression on his face and withers, "You think I can destroy them with one small trap? No wonder demons always perish at the hands of those witches." Heh. Craven practically chokes on the retort you can tell he'd love to unleash in Zankou's direction before rather respectfully wondering what Zankou's actual intentions are, then. Simple: By having Craven wound the Dolt, Zankou's ensured that the Charmed Ones "will retaliate with the full Power of Three," but only after they've spirited the Dolt and the kids off to a secure location. While the Manor lies thus unoccupied, Craven's to return topside to locate the Nexus and, with it, the Woogyman, which Zankou insists upon referring to as "The Shadow," but we'll just ignore that, shall we? And...that's pretty much it, really. Craven and Zankou do bicker a bit about how many demons seem to go missing after allying themselves with Zankou, and while Craven certainly has a point, it's not terribly important to this evening's events.
Episode Report CardDemian: B- | 355 USERS: C+
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