Halliwell Manor. Kitchen. Tiresome "breaking up some more" scene with Piper and Leo. She lets him lay his hands upon her to heal the cut on her forehead. Then she defends mortal Dan as someone who "at least [she] can count on to be there for [her]." Ouch. White lighter, heal thyself!
Street. Johnny Wand walking down a sidewalk away from Halliwell Manor. Dan and Jenny drive by in his SUV. Jenny: "Uncle Dan! Stop! That's Johnny Wand, a friend of Piper's! He's cool! I'll be home soon!" Dan makes a half-hearted effort to stop her by reminding her it's a school night. Jenny: "Half an hour." She runs out, and immediately asks him where the -- ahem -- wand is. JW moans, "It's not mine, it never was." Jenny, all insatiable: "You could have fooled me!" Then she gives JW advice from the genius next door: "Phoebe once told me that if it matters to you, it matters. So if they think you're somebody, Johnny Wand, then you probably are." JW runs off to smack some sense into Phoebe's empty head, leaving vulnerable young Jenny on the dark urban street alone. HA HA!
Halliwell Manor. Piper paces in the parlor. The dust bunny appears near the fireplace and turns into the, um, snake. POV of snake stalking Piper. For the denser viewers, the editor then inserts a shot of the snake advancing toward the camera. Glad the mystery of whoever was on the floor slithering toward Piper was cleared up. Shot of oblivious Piper. POV of snake again. Snake front again. Piper, still oblivious. Owen, IQ plummeting. Prue comes into the room. POV of snake. Snake front. Phoebe comes into the room also. The only people in suspense are probably the institutionalized. Phoebe bitches that she couldn't find a spell, just that "binding one using human hearts." Piper says, "Take mine. It just gets me into trouble anyway." Shut up, Piper -- your actions on this episode already evince a total absence of "heart." Then Leo walks into the room and immediately spots the, um, snake. Phoebe and Piper shriek and jump up onto the furniture. Prue, to her credit, struts over to the hearth, grabs a shovel and brusquely cuts off the, um, snake's head. The, um, snake turns into two, um, um, snakes. Johnny Wand bursts into the manor. Piper, suddenly needing her cast-off, screams at Leo to "do something!" Leo picks up the -- ahem -- wand and throws it to JW. JW, uh, thrusts the -- ahem -- wand at the, um, er, snakes and "wills" them away.