Over near the waterfront, the gals hop out of the SUV as Piper bitches about having lost Kurzon's trail. Raige flips the map open on the hood of the car and waves the crystal over it. The crystal dive-bombs onto the Manor's coordinates. "We'll never make it back in time," Phoebe moans. Piper's face lights up as she gets an idea. Raige immediately knows what Piper's up to and begs off. Sure, Raige orbed from one level of the Manor to the other that morning, but going from that to orbing "across town with two passengers"? Is Piper crazy? Not so much crazy as overconfident. Piper and Phoebe latch onto Raige's arms. Raige presently orbs out with Phoebe alone. The orb cloud rises about ten feet above the street before Raige realizes she's missing a sister. An orby arm reaches down to yank Piper into the air.
Back at the manor, Kurzon hurls an FBOD into Cole's chest. Cole retaliates with one of his own. Kurzon squiggles out, and the SFBOD vanquishes a couple of plants. Phrances helps Cole to his feet as Kurzon squiggles back in behind Cole with a sword. Kurzon unhinges his jaw and screams, barreling directly towards Cole. Phrances scoots Cole around and takes the sword right in her back. Dude. He just skewered an old lady. That is so unnecessary. Cole eases Phrances to the floor, then engages in some hand-to-hand combat with Kurzon. Piper, Phoebe, and Raige orb into the parlor and rush to recite the Kurzon vanquish:
Hell threw you from its inner core,
But Earth won't hold you any more;
Since Heaven cannot be your place,
Your flesh and blood we now erase.
I liked the haiku better.
Kurzon -- all together now -- howls and wails and blazes on down to Hell. Or wherever. Like I give a rat's ass about his disposition by this point. Phoebe finally notices Phrances groaning in pain on the floor. She cradles Phrances's head in her lap and calls for the Dolt. "She saved me," Cole says, more than a bit upset at this development. "There's your answer," Phrances whispers to Phoebe. Looks Of Concern all around. The Dolt orbs in with Phoebette and kneels to administer the Whitelighter tingly touch. It's no good -- Phrances is already dead. Cole looks like he's about to cry. Either that, or the cat dander is really bothering his eyes. Phrances's body vanishes, followed shortly by Phoebette. Piper guesses that the dual disappearance is because "the spell played itself out; [Phoebe] heard what [she] needed to hear." Phoebe glances up at Cole. Cole sheepishly averts his eyes.