Manor sun porch. Kwell is bitching about underestimating Belthazor, whining that he thought since Belthazor couldn't "shimmer," his other powers must have been gone as well. "Shimmer"? That's what they're calling it? Try "squiggle," moron, because that's what Cole actually does. Piper, Prue, and Kwell exchange information. Kwell isn't powerful enough to vanquish Belthazor on his own, but he can track Belthazor when the demon is in his demon form. He also fills the sisters in on the untimely demise of the Andrews Sisters. In addition, Belthazor's inability to squiggle somehow explains why Kwell was summoned in his place. Prue moves to make a deal to collaborate with the demon, over Piper's objections and despite the fact that the idea of working in concert with witches "turns [Kwell's] stomachs." Kwell tells them to make up their minds about the deal quickly, and rays himself out of the sun porch. Prue and Piper glance at each other, then call for Leo.
Chez Belthazor. Phoebe pounds on the door, calling loudly for Cole, much to the annoyance of Cole's blonde next-door neighbor. How much you want to bet our little bad boy's been doing his neighbor on the side? Phoebe starts to walk away, but notices drops of blood on the hall carpet leading to Cole's door. She eases his unlocked door open, calling his name. More blood in the apartment, leading to the bedroom, where Belthazor lurks behind the door. Phoebe enters the bedroom to find Cole pulling on a blue shirt, the blood from his wound seeping through the bandage on his side. "You shouldn't be here, Phoebe," he says, and a lingering close up on Julian McMahon's face takes us to commercial.
Bring me the head of Sandra Bullock.
Chez Belthazor. Phoebe smoothes out some blankets on the bed and eases Cole down onto them on his back. Phoebe tries to remove the bandage to get a look at the slice in Cole's side. He tells her not to, she insists she's "seen a lot worse," and he snatches her wrist, hissing at her, "I said, 'Don't.'" His face then relaxes as he adds a whimpering "please." Phoebe eases his hand off her wrist and suggests they go to the hospital. Cole disagrees with this plan, telling her it wouldn't be safe as "They" will find him there. Phoebe demands to know who attacked Cole, but is answered with silence. Phoebe fills Cole in on Reese, causing Cole to pull himself up, worriedly asking her what she told the investigator. Before she can finish with her answer, Cole groans loudly and slumps against her. Phoebe eases him back down onto the bed, assuring Cole she'll find someone to help, then whispers urgently for Leo. Cole protests weakly, and Phoebe insists she will not just stand there and watch him die. She tells him she's running back to the manor for assistance, gives him a lingering kiss, and leaves. Cole grunts in pain on the bed, morphs briefly into Belthazor, then morphs back.