Attic. Prue dispiritedly leafs through the section entitled "Demons" in the Book before slamming it shut in frustration, muttering, "I don't even know what I'm looking for." As she mopes towards the attic door, The Invisible Spectral Presence Of Grams lines up the Theme Mallet and whacks the Book open to "The Truth Spell," which reads as follows:
For those who want the truth revealed,
Opened hearts, and secrets unsealed
From now until it's now again,
After which the memory ends:
Those who now are in this house
Will hear the truth from other's mouths.
The words are accompanied by a watercolor of a robed figure who I think is meant to be some sort of seer. I can't be entirely certain, because the figure looks like an enormous pink maggot with alarming dorsal fins and a glowy head. This being Prue's first encounter with the meddling ISP Of Grams, she warily picks her way back across the floor to the Book to stare suspiciously at the page. She flips back over to the Demon section, but the ISP Of Grams insistently flips right back to the truth spell. Prue squints with annoyance, shuts the Book once more, and stomps out of the room. The ISP Of Grams snidely hacks the Book open to the spell once more.
[72virg=ins]. Amid a throng of conventioneers in the bar area, Piper attempts to finagle more tablecloths from a supplier over the phone. An oaf of a suit spills a glass of red wine all over her accounts just as Piper's boss swishes over in a snit. The swish is played by Jason Stuart, a comedian familiar to some gay and lesbian audiences primarily for his appearance in one of Comedy Central's Out There stand-up cavalcades way back in the early nineties. In keeping with this evening's Theme Mallet, let me announce that the boy has aged as well as his routine, which is to say not very well at all. Still, I've been wondering where all of the actual gay people have been hiding on this show, and now I have one. And he's prissy, lisping, uptight, bloated, snippy, passive-aggressive, and Rude To Piper. Joy. He blows attitude at her about making supplier calls from the bar instead of the office, and berates her for allowing the restaurant to descend into "chaos" while he was away. Piper stutters and stammers and tries to screw her courage to the sticking place to confront him, but alas, her courage is all fucked out. Piper sighs in frustration as Jason Stuart, Professional Homosexual makes a grand, sweeping exit.