Post by vandergraafk on Dec 9, 2006 0:22:18 GMT -5
A truly hilarious episode, The Power of Three Blondes truly demonstrates how comedic Charmed could be. Whether it's the ditzy blonde image or just their totally clueless demeanor, the sleazy Stillman sisters are a riot. There's no need for a laugh track here. The laughs practically fly off the shelf.
Still, this episode is fraught with all kinds of problems. The Identity Spell that the sisters cast is not enough to steal the Charmed Ones' powers. For that, the Stillman sisters will need the Book of Shadows. But how can they, mere warlocks, obtain access to the book. Stealing the Charmed Ones' identities should not have been sufficient. The book should have remained off limits to all but Chris in the event of confusion as to the true identity of the Charmed Ones. As long as they did not possess the Charmed Ones' powers, the Stillman sisters were still evil and could not have touched the book.
In the event, the Stillman sisters do gain access to the Book of Shadows and use the "To Call a Witch's Powers" spell to steal the Charmed Ones' powers. However, the Stillman sisters realize, to their chagrin, that Paige has retained her ability to orb since that is a whitelighter power, not a witch's power. Later, and off screen, an anti-orbing spell will take care of Paige's ability to orb. Yet, it is unclear whether that spell is sufficient to disempower a whitelighter. It probably is not!