If a policeman just walked into my house without a warrant and without my consent and busted my balls because my guests and I got too boisterous while playing a board game he, his department, and the city would be in for a world of legal hurt.
Halliwell Manor. Kitchen. Jars and bottles strewn about. Phoebe shows off her abs and the fruit of her potion-making labor. One vial is a potion "to induce sleep." Another potion can "repel an evil threat." Another vial can "put out a fire." Prue: "What kind of potion does that?" Phoebe admits the vial is just full of -- get this! -- water. Story of her life: She "didn't have much" and "did the best with what she could do." Piper wants to know where the potion is that will "give Johnny Wand courage." Phoebe admits, sadly, that there isn't one. Prue is nonplussed. Phoebe: "She's scared. She doesn't like feeling so powerless." Piper thinks that "maybe that's our lesson for the day -- taking our powers for granted." Hey writers, if that's a shout out to the recaps, I take back what I said a while back about putting the LftD earlier in the show. I'd like them removed altogether and replaced with subtextual themes. Thanks! Prue decides that they'll "just have to find a way to help Johnny Wand feel more courageous without magic." If y'all are still watching and don't know what's going to happen next, the attendants must have let you stay up past your bedtime.
Foyer. JW says he's "ready." Tuatha appears before them. Prue tells Pheebs to hurl the sleeping potion at her. She does. It only draws a Parker Posey-ish fake yawn from Tuatha. She throws a potion at Phoebe and Pheebs collapses into a deep sleep along with Leo, who hits his head on the way down. Then she throws a potion at the hard Ps, and they turn to stone (shout out?) from the waist down. Tuatha then demands that JW give her the -- ahem -- wand and it flings itself out of his hands into hers, its -- titter, titter -- bulbous tip glowing. She ranks on Johnny Wand about being weaker than the Chosen One who was able to entomb her. Piper tells Prue to use the "courage" potion on Johnny Wand. Prue throws the vial of water at JW and it breaks at his feet. Of course, the nimrod buys it. After twenty-three minutes of JW and Tuatha desperately reaching for the -- ahem -- wand dangling on the piano wire between them, the -- ahem -- wand chooses JW and he uses it to banish Tuatha into a bad "I'm melting! I'm melting!" special effect. I regret Tuatha's passing because the show could use a recurring villain played by a beautiful actress with a flair for guile and bitchery, but if that means Johnny Wand would have to return also -- so be it.