2x02 Morality Bites


Season 2: 2x02 Morality Bites
Writer(s): Constance M. Burge, Chris Levinson, Zack Estrin
Director: John Behring
Original Airdate: 7th October 1999
Summary Phoebe has a premonition that she is burnt at the stake in the future so the sisters cast a spell to travel 10 years into the future to see why, she realises that she has used her powers to kill someone and now it's one man's mission to put Phoebe and all other witches to death, Piper and Prue try to save Phoebe also learning about themselves in the future and what they have become......


2x02:Morality Bites

Episode Cast

Shannen Doherty » Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs » Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano » Phoebe Halliwell
Pat Skipper » Nathaniel Pratt
Clara Thomas » Melinda Halliwell-Wyatt
Lisa Connaughton » Anne
Dan Horton » Cal Greene
Sibila Vargas » Sierra Stone
Jennifer Hale » Carpool Neighbour
Michael Brownlee » Sports Reporter

Book Of Shadows

To Move Ahead in Time
Hear these words, hear the rhyme. We send to you this burning sign. Then our future selves we'll find, In another place and time.

Return Spell
Take us back from whence we came.
To time and place that are the same.
Let past be present, that time regain.

To Create A Door
When you find your path is blocked,
All you have to do is knock.

Erase A Memory
Thoughts, beliefs, ideas, truths, images.
All of these you hold onto tightly.
What I now mention you will release.

To Bind
I take your hands in mine,
And with this string I will entwine,
Your powers I'll forever bind,
From now until the end of time.

To Discourage A Lover
Your love for me shall be no more.
Make your feelings only pure.
Look upon another face.
There's will mine now replace.


Phoebe: I wouldn't. I couldn't. What did I do, premonition the man to death?

Melinda: Mommy, mommy, mommy.
Piper: Uh, I think you have the wrong house. Certainly the wrong mommy.

Leo: You don't have to bind her powers, Piper. We agreed that I'd take care of her and I will, I promise.
Prue: I know you will. So we were together. Does that mean you clipped your wings for me?
Leo: No. You wouldn't let me. We tried to make it work with her powers, and it didn't, and all this happened.
Piper: Were we happy? Just for a little while were we happy?
Leo: Very.

Phoebe: Ahh!
Prue: Phoebe, are you ok?
Piper: Take a deep breathe, honey. It's alright.
Phoebe: No, it's not. I saw my future. I was be executed. Burned alive.

Piper: Why would report about baseball player trigger a premonition like that?
Phoebe: I don't know. All i know i could feel it. I could feel the fire.
Piper: And we were just standing there? That can't be right.
Phoebe: That's what i saw.
Prue: There's no way that we let that happen. Not in the past, present or future.

Phoebe: Apparently neither have we. I think this is why we were sent back here to this moment and time. This is where it all started. The first time we used our magic for revenge.


This episode had 6.3 Million viewers.
We heard The Elders call Leo for the first time in this episode.
In the opening credits of this show we only see the sisters and none of the other cast.
This episode shows growth in Phoebe's powers when she sees her premonition of Cal Greene, she doesn't touch anything and has her premonition just by seeing something.


The return spell in the book of shadows has supposed to have disappeared in the future, however we clearly see the spell when Prue is looking through the book at the new spells.

When Prue is looking through The Book of Shadows there is a create a door spell, she is flipping through the pages back and forth when she comes back to that page there is a map of the prison in between the pages that were not there moments before.


Stroke 9 »Tail of the Sun


Nathaniel Pratt
Nathaniel Pratt although not a demon is on a witch hunt in the future. Pratt's goal is to rid San Francisco of all witches. After Phoebe is charged in the future for using her powers to kill Cal Greene it is Pratt that prosecutes Phoebe. Pratt's punishment for Phoebe is a modern day burning at the stake! He starts a witch hunt making most witches go underground to hide so they too aren't burnt at the stake. In 2008 Pratt does prosecute Green for the murder but there is no witch hunt as the sister's changed their future...

Images of the episode "Witch Trial"