[Scene: Mr. Franklin and Max's house. They are sitting on the couch and then thugs wearing balaclavas run in and grab Max.]
Mr. Franklin: Max!
(One of the thugs points a gun at Mr. Franklin.)
Thug: Don't move, don't breathe! Just listen. We're gonna borrow your kid just for a day. Now, if you're smart, you will not call the cops. We will have him safe and sound, first thing Monday morning, ready for school. Do you understand?
Mr. Franklin: Yeah, yeah.
Thug: Just our little secret, right?
Mr. Franklin: Yeah.
(The thug knocks Mr. Franklin out and they drag Max outside.)
[Scene: Attic. Prue, Piper, and Phoebe are sitting at a table spring-cleaning. Piper is looking through a box of toys and Phoebe is painting her nails.]
Phoebe: Can I just say I am absolutely enjoying this?
Piper: Thats because youre not doing anything.
Phoebe: Not true. Ive painted my fingers and my toes.
Prue: I just hope that this doesnt fall under the personal gain category.
Piper: How could it? A good witch is a clean witch.
Phoebe: Yep. I think we should spring clean like this more often. You go girl.
(Prue uses her power to close drawers, put things in a box, clean the window, straighten toys and books on a shelf, and lift some trophies while dusting.)
Piper: Good job Prue. (Prue uses her power to put away a broom.) Oh look. More toys. I told you Grams wouldnt throw them away.
Prue: Yeah. But we will. Why dont you just put that stuff in the discard pile?
Phoebe: Wait. What's in there?
Piper: Stuffed animals without eyeballs. Dollies that look like theyve been through the mill once or twice
and looky here. Miss. Phoebes diaries.
Phoebe: The place where I kept all my secrets. Give me those. (She takes her diaries and she giggles. Prue and Piper give her a look.) What?
Prue: The place where you kept your secrets?
Piper: Phoebe, you could never keep a secret.
Phoebe: Oh. That is so not true.
Piper: OK. Maybe Prues surprise birthday party.
Prue: Guess again.
Piper: You knew?
(Piper hits Phoebe playfully.)
Piper: Phoebe, you swore you wouldnt tell her.
Phoebe: Im sorry. OK? It was an accident. (Piper sighs) I say we keep all the toys.
Prue: Subject changer.
Phoebe: For our children, for our future.
Piper: Thats a good idea.
Prue: Well, you can get rid of mine. (Piper and Phoebe give her the "what" look.) What? Its just that, you know, we live in a world with so much violence and then you add the evil demons and its a pretty scary place to raise kids in. Besides, I dont really think Im cut out to be a mom.
Piper: How can you say that?
Prue: Why dont we have this conversation later? Like say 5 years?
Piper: Good. Ooh. Ooh. I think dinners burning. Phoebe, lend me a hand.
Phoebe: Dont look in my diaries.
[Scene: Auto shop. The thugs enter with Max. Max is gagged and has his hands tied in front of him. Thug #2 pushes Max to the ground. He sits up.]
Thug #1: All right. If you try anything, youre dead and so is your old man. You got that kid?
Thug #2: Come on. Ease up on him Mickey. Kids not stupid, are you Max? (Max shakes his head.) Youre going to do just like we tell you and everythings gonna be fine, right?
Mickey: Yeah. You better be right or me and you got problems.
Thug #2: Look. That kid is a living, breathing winning lotto ticket. All I know is my kid brother said somehow, like magic, he turned off the arcade alarm system from across the street and got them inside.
Mickey: I dont believe in magic.
Thug #2: So we test him out, we dont like what we see, cut our loses.
(They leave. Max closes his eyes and slowly rocks back and forth.)
[Cut to attic. The spirit board is out. The pointer starts to move.]
Prue: Piper. Phoebe. Get in here.
(She begins writing down the letters. Piper and Phoebe enter.)
Phoebe: What is it?
(Prue points to the spirit board. Phoebe sighs.)
Piper: Oh no. Not again.
Phoebe: Whats it saying?
(Prue shows them the notepad that says HELP MAX.)
Prue: Help Max.
[Scene: Parlor the next morning. Piper is on the phone. Phoebe and Prue come in with the spirit board and sit at a table.]
Phoebe: So maybe Max is a ghost. I mean, after all, that is a spirit board.
Prue: A ghost who needs our help? I dont think so.
Phoebe: Well, it wouldnt be the first time.
Prue: What if its just someone in trouble crying out?
Phoebe: Well, it would have to be someone with powers. Thats not exactly AT&T.
Prue: "Help Max." Thats not a lot to go on.
Phoebe: Yeah. I mean theres nothing really you can do unless he sends another message. What
are you on hold or something?
Piper: Its Harry, the new chef at Quake. He threw out all my Henckel knives. Apparently, he prefers Forscheners!
Phoebe: You follow any of that?
Prue: No. Look, we wouldnt have gotten the message if it wasnt important.
Phoebe: OK. So what do you wanna do?
Prue: Maybe go see Andy. See if he knows anything about a Max needing help.
Phoebe: Can you say long shot? (Prue gives Phoebe a look.) All right. Youre obsessed. I accept that. Ill thumb through the Book of Shadows. See if theres anything in there about spirit board SOSs.
Prue: And maybe Piper can
Piper: Look. Wait. Im the manager. If I say I want Henckel, then I want
hello? (She hangs up.) The jerk hung up on me. (She slams the phone on the table.) OK. How can I help you two?
Prue: I think we got it under control.
Piper: OK. Then Im going to Quake before Harry does anymore damage.
(Piper leaves. Prue gives Phoebe a "what" look. Phoebe giggles.)
[Cut to foyer. Piper grabs her coat and opens the door to find Leo there.]
Leo: Ha. Ding-dong.
(They both laugh a little)
Piper: Leo. Youre back. Come in. (Leo hugs Piper.) Its so good to see you. How are you?
Leo: Better now. (They stop hugging.) How are you Piper?
(In the background, Phoebe and Prue, whos carrying the spirit board and pointer, enter.)
Piper: Uh, Im better now too.
Prue: Hey stranger. Good to see you.
Phoebe: Yeah. What brings you back?
Phoebe: You know, the chandelier in the living room keeps flickering.
Leo: Yeah? Well, Ill get my tools.
Phoebe: Oh no. No. Take your time.
Prue: Uh, attic. Remember? You have some reading to do.
(Phoebe heads towards the attic)
Leo: Is that a spirit board?
Prue: Uh, this? Yeah it is. Um, Im just talking it to the auction house to have it appraised. (She grabs her coat.) So, Ill call if I hear anything.
Piper: Ill be at the restaurant.
Leo: Do you have to go now?
Piper: Uh, yeah. Sort of, but Ill be back soon. I promise. Uh, can you wait?
Leo: Uh, sure.
Piper: Ooh. So glad youre back.
[Scene: Police Station. Prue is sitting by Andys desk.]
Andy: OK. Let me get this straight. You think a guy named Max might be in some kind of trouble, but you have no idea why. Youve never meet him, and you really dont have no idea who he is. Is that about right?
Prue: OK. Fine. See, I had a dream last night and uh, in my dream my sisters and I were cleaning the attic when we found this old ouija-type board and the pointer started to move until it spelled out " Help Max." (A couple of seconds pass.) Thats it.
(Andy types MAX on the computer and presses ENTER.)
Andy: You know, I hear a lot of stories in my line of work, but yours are always very entertaining.
Prue: Thank you.
Andy: Youre welcome. (He looks at the computer.) Sorry. Nothing on anyone named Max.
Prue: Oh. Thanks for checking.
(Prue and Andy stare at each other. Prue giggles.)
[Scene: Quake. Piper burst through the kitchen doors and goes to Harry, who is cooking.]
Harry: Hey. You must be Pippy.
Piper: Piper, and
Harry: You know, your voice doesnt do justice. Youre actually attractive.
Piper: You cannot come into this restaurant, throw away all of our knives, and refuse to make the house specialty. (She notices hes wearing shorts.) That is not a proper chefs uniform.
Harry: Will be. Im a transetter. (He goes and gets a bowl of ravioli.) In fact I, uh, decide to change the menu, so I threw out all the old ones. Now my crab ravioli, theres a specialty. (He sniffs it.) Mmm. Straight from Eden.
Piper: You threw out all the menus?
Harry: Hey. Complain to your sister Phoebe. (He hands her a cell phone.) Shes on line 1.
(She takes the cell phone from him.)
Piper: Youre fired!
Harry: Ooh. Attractive and feisty. Um, you cant fire me cause youre just a manager. Unless you prefer to be the executive chef.
(He laughs and begins to walk away.)
Piper: Ooh. (She freezes him. She takes the knives out of the trash and dumps the ravioli in.) Take that. (She leaves.)
[Cut to the Halliwell Manor. Phoebe is walking down the stairs with the phone in her hand.]
Phoebe: Yeah. He sounds like a real piece of work. He has a nice voice though. Whats he look like?
[Cut to Quake. Piper is sitting by the bar.]
Piper: A complete and total jerk. Is Leo around?
[Cut to the Halliwell Manor.]
Phoebe: Yeah. Hes working away.
[Cut to Quake. There is a commotion by the kitchen.]
Phoebe: He wants to know when youre gonna get back though.
Piper: Uh, I think it might be a while. Maybe I should talk to Leo.
[Cut to the Halliwell Manor.]
Phoebe: Sure. Hold on a second. (She walks into the living room and sees Leo floating by the chandelier with a light bulb glowing in his hands) (Into the phone) Oh my god!
(Leo looks at her)
Phoebe: (Into the phone) Let me call you back.
(She hangs up the phone and turns it into a weapon and points it at Leo as he gets up with the light bulb still glowing and comes towards her while saying this)
Leo: Phoebe wait. I can explain.
(She starts backing up. Leo follows her)
Phoebe: You are a warlock, arent you?
Leo: No. (Phoebe stops at a table in the hall) Wait. Wait. Wait. (He tries to grab the phone while saying this but fails and draws his hand back when he says if) Think about it. If I was a warlock and I wanted to hurt you, dont you think I would have done it the last time I was here?
Phoebe: OK. Good point, but still most, normal handymen use ladders to fix chandeliers. (She points the phone under Leos chin) Are you a witch?
Phoebe: Then what are you?
(Leo waves the light bulb, still glowing, in front of Phoebe accidentally. Phoebes eyes follow the light bulb. Leo makes the light bulb stop glowing and gives a goofy smile)
[Scene: Outside Microchip plant. Mickey and thug #2, known as David, are in a car with Max telling him a plan to break into the micro chip plant.]
David: These are the blueprints to the microchip plant. So the main security panel is in the room here. All you do is switch the system off. You start with zone one, ending up with zone five, OK? You got it?
Max: I cant. My mom made me promise never to use my power for bad things.
Mickey: Yeah. Well, you ever read the book when bad things happen to good people?
David: Look, I got it Mickey. You broke into the arcade, right? This isnt anything different, man. I mean, were not gonna actually take anything. We just want to see if you can actually do it. Look Im
Im really sorry about what happened to your mom, OK? Thats a tough break, but you want to make sure something doesnt happen to your dad, dont you?
(Max begins to slowly rock back and forth. David signals Mickey. He gets out of the car and goes to the front door. We see the control panel, inside the microchip plant open and the controls burn out. Cut to Mickey. He is waiting at the door by the card slot to wait for it to turn green. It does. He opens the door and goes in. No alarms go off.)
Mickey: Well Ill be damned.
[Cut back to David and Max.]
David: I dont know how you did that, but I got to say, Im very impressed.
(Mickey walks out and a cop comes up to him.)
(Mickey pulls out a gun and shots the cop in the leg. The cop falls to the floor.)
David: Shut up!
(David covers Maxs mouth. Mickey runs to the car.)
[Scene: Manor. Parlor. Leo and Phoebe are theyre talking about who Leo really is. Phoebe has a mug of tea. I didnt get the first couple of words for some reason.]
Phoebe: I mean up until today, I thought you were a handyman, and now I find out that youre a
Leo: White lighter.
Phoebe: A white lighter. What exactly is a white lighter?
Leo: Well, were really just messengers. Guides. (Phoebe is still confused.) Think of us as guardian angels for good witches. Your tea is cold.
(He leans forward and waves his hand and the tea becomes hot)
Phoebe: Ow. Well, you are handy. (Leo smiles a little.) So, all this time, you knew who we really were?
Leo: Yeah. I was sent to watch over you and your sisters when you first got your powers. You know, help out wherever I could.
Phoebe: Sent by who?
Leo: Whom. Theyre a group of elder white lighters. Theyre known as the founders. You were never supposed to find out. I screwed up and got caught.
Phoebe: So, what? Youre here again to help us out with something else?
Leo: Uh, actually Im here to help a boy named Max.
Phoebe: Max? Wait. Thats the
Leo: The spirit board. I know. See, Max is a budding good witch new to the powers. But hes very young and vulnerable. And hes in serious trouble. Someone wants to take advantage of his gift.
Phoebe: So why dont you help him?
Leo: I did. I made sure Prue received his cry for help. Thats why I was sent here. Thats all Im supposed to do for now. The rest is up to Prue.
Phoebe: Yeah, but Prue doesnt know anything about him. She doesnt even know that hes a little boy.
Leo: Well, she will. In the meantime, you must help me keep my secret or I could get into trouble. (Phoebe smiles.) Piper and Prue can never know what I really am.
Phoebe: Me? Keep a secret? Hello? Wrong Halliwell. Wait, uh, you have to tell Piper because if I know her, shes gonna think that
Leo: I know. I know. And thats where I need your help. See? (Leo gets out of his chair.) White lighters and witches arent allowed to fall in love. Its like humans and angels arent. But I did. I fell in love with Piper.
Phoebe: And I know how much she cares about you.
Leo: It isnt fair to keep her in the dark
but I have to keep this secret. (He sits back down.) So somehow I have to tell Piper that I can never see her again and I cant tell her why.
Phoebe: You dont need my help Leo. You need a miracle.
[Scene: Bucklands. Prues office. Prue is typing on her laptop. Someone knocks on the door. The door opens and Andy comes in.]
Andy: Got a minute?
Prue: Uh, sure. (Andy closes the door. Prue puts the spirit board down so Andy cant see. Andy comes to her desk.) Why dont you just sit down here? (He sits down.) Thats perfect. So, um, whats up?
Andy: I got some interesting information about a boy named Max.
Prue: A boy?
Andy: Named Max. Yes.
Andy: Curious huh?
(As Andy talks, the pointer on the spirit board starts spell out another message.)
Andy: Earlier today, a microchip plant was broken into but nothing was taken. (Prue sees the pointer move and begins to write down the message.) Stranger still, the alarms were turned off before the front door was opened on the outside.
Prue: Uh, what does this have to do with this boy Max?
Andy: Well, uh, security cameras picked up a car in the front parking lot with a boy in the back seat
matching this photo taken at an arcade last week
(He shows her a picture of Max and another boy.)
where a couple of kids sunk in in much the same way. Same boy. Max Franklin.
Prue: Do you know who was in the front seat?
(Andy shakes his head.)
Andy: Just that they shot and wounded a security guard at the scene. This boys in serious trouble Prue. This is not a dream. (Andy leans closer.) I need to know what you know about this.
Prue: Well, I mean, why would I know anything? I think that you need to talk to his family.
Andy: (Leaning back in his chair.) I did. His father. He pretended not to know anything either. Clamed the boy was out of state visiting grandparents, will be back tomorrow, but somethings wrong. He wanted to tell me something, but he was scared. He was afraid to say anything. What are you writing?
(Prue looks up after completing the message.)
Prue: Nothing. Im just doodling.
Andy: Youre not going to tell me anything are you? (Andy stands up.) One day, Im going to figure out your secret Prue. Count on it. (He leaves. Prue looks at the message. It reads KIDNAPPED AUTO SHOP.)
[Scene: Quake. Kitchen. Piper is washing her knives. An employer brings Piper a cell phone.]
(Piper takes it as he leaves.)
[Cut to Prues office.]
Prue: Hey. Um, look, Max is a boy, Piper, and hes been kidnapped.
[Cut to Piper]
[Cut to Prue]
Prue: Yeah. I got another message on the spirit board. I have to help.
[Cut to Piper]
Piper: Uh, I think we should call the police.
[Cut to Prue]
Prue: Uh, Andys already been here and I think I have an idea what to do.
[Cut to Piper]
Piper: Uh, OK. So youve got everything under control?
(Harry comes up and grabs the phone off Piper.)
Harry: Uh, no. Everythings not under control. (He tosses the phone in the sink.) I need more crab for my ravioli because somebody threw it all away and I just got 5 more orders, Pepper.
(He tosses her the orders and she catches them.)
[Scene: Franklins house. Prue walks up to the door and rings the bell. Mr. Franklin answers the door.]
Prue: Mr. Franklin?
Mr. Franklin: Yes.
Prue: My names Prue Halliwell. I need to talk to you about your son.
Mr. Franklin: Sorry, um, you have to leave, OK?
Prue: Look, I know that hes been kidnapped. I know that hes in trouble.
Mr. Franklin: I dont know what youre talking about.
Prue: I think you do. What I dont understand is why you wont talk to the police.
Mr. Franklin: Please. You gotta leave. Alright? Thank you.
(He begins to close the door and Prue holds the door open.)
Prue: Unless you cant talk to the police. The kidnappers wont let you, will they? Thats why you wouldnt say anything to Inspector Trudeau.
Mr. Franklin: Look, I dont know who you are, but Im begging you
Prue: I can help.
Mr. Franklin: No. No. You cant. Alright? Good-bye.
(He begins to close the door and Prue holds the door open.)
Prue: Mr. Franklin
(Prue uses her power to send a picture flying into Mr. Franklins hand. He catches it.)
Mr. Franklin: Dear God.
[Scene: Quake. Phoebe and Leo are in front at a table. Leo puts his hand over a glass of water and it fills up.]
Phoebe: Thank you. Oh.
(Piper comes out to them.)
Piper: Hi. I know you guys have been waiting a long time
(There is a crash in the kitchen.)
Phoebe: Hey. Have you heard from Prue?
Piper: Uh, yeah. Uh, shes got everything under control. Ill be right back.
(Piper goes to the kitchen.)
Phoebe: OK. Its actually good that we have a few more minutes. We can go over your plan. You know. What youre gonna tell Piper.
Leo: Oh, well. I thought that Id tell her that, uh, as much as I love her and as much as Id like to stay in San Francisco I cant. A-and I dont know how long my work will keep me away.
Phoebe: No. No. What you just said is as much as youd like to stay and have sex with her, youve got a wife and kids in another part of the country. Try again.
Leo: Uh, Piper, um, you know how much you mean to me, and more than anything, I wish things could work out, but they cant, and no one is more sorry then I am.
Phoebe: Translation-I found someone I like even better.
Leo: Im completely confused.
Phoebe: Uh, look Leo. Its not that complicated. OK. Um, just avoid the following. We can still hang out. I dont deserve you yet. I need more "me time" before we can have "we time". And my personal favorite, "Its not you. Its me." And whatever you do, do not start a conversation with "we need to talk". Other then that, youll do fine.
(She takes a sip of water.)
[Scene: Franklin house. Living room. Prue is sitting on the couch. Mr. Franklin is holding a picture of Max, Mr. Franklin, and Mrs. Franklin.]
Mr. Franklin: Then they hit me and I passed out. (He sits in an armchair and puts the picture down.) Ive been going out of my mind crazy ever since last night. Should I go to the police? Should I do what they say? They promised to bring him back, but after what the police said happened this morning, I
I dont even know if hes alright.
Prue: No. I know that Max is OK right now. If he wasnt, he couldnt have sent me that last message.
Mr. Franklin: So I take it youre a
a witch too huh?
Prue: Is that what your son says he is?
Mr. Franklin: Its what Paulette, my wife, says he is. Its what she was. You know, it would have been a hell of a lot easier to handle her family secret had it been revealed a lot sooner.
Prue: Maybe she was afraid of how you would react. Maybe she was afraid that you might not accept her or love her.
Mr. Franklin: Speaking from personal experience?
Prue: Yes I am.
Mr. Franklin: Well, when Paulette, she had to tell me, she was running out of time. She passed away 3 months ago. Then suddenly, Max, he starts having this power. I dont have a clue what to tell him what it all means. And he uses it and he nearly gets busted at an arcade and now this.
Prue: Im sure that Max
Mr. Franklin: Do you have any children?
Prue: No, but
Mr. Franklin: Then you possibly couldnt understand what Im feeling.
Prue: Still. Im sorry
about what happened to Max and your wife, but if you could just find a way. Forgive her.
Mr. Franklin: Forgive her. She shouldnt have told me. Maybe if she had I would have been better able to protect Max.
Prue: Do you know of anybody who owns an auto shop of any kind?
(Mr. Franklin shakes his head.)
Mr. Franklin: Why?
Prue: I think your son was trying to send me a clue.
Mr. Franklin: No I-I
although I think Maxs friend, Danny, his brother work at one over in Oakland.
Prue: Is Danny the friend that broke into the arcade with Max? (Mr. Franklins eyes widen.) Got an address?
[Scene: Auto shop. Max is trying to get free. Prue appears in the doorway.]
Max: Who there?
(As Prue talks, she goes to Max and tries to help get him free.)
Prue: My name is Prue. Im here to take you home?
Max: But howd you find me?
Prue: I had a little chat with your friend Danny. Look, youre dad, hes waiting for you.
Max: You know my dad?
Prue: Yeah, he
(Mickey appears in the doorway. Prue stands up.)
Mickey: Hey. Who the hell are you? (Prue uses her power to push him back.) Aah!
(He hits the tire bend. And falls to the floor. Max looks at Prue with wide eyes. David enters. Prue uses her power to push him back too. He hits the tire bend and falls to the floor. Prue helps Max up.)
Prue: Come on. We need to hurry.
Max: You have powers?
Prue: Yeah. Ill explain them to you in the car, OK?
Max: I cant leave. Theyll kill my dad if I do.
(Mickey comes up and hits Prue in. Prue is knocked to the floor unconscious.)
[Scene: Auto shop. Prue is tied up next to Max. Mickey shakes Prue.]
Mickey: Hey. Naptimes over. Wake up. (Prue wakes up.) I got a little surprise for you.
Prue: Max, are you OK?
(Max shakes his head.)
Mickey: Hes fine.
Prue: Look, dont worry
Mickey: (hits Prue on the shoulder.) I said hes fine! Now before you go trying to pull any of that magical, uh, hocus pocus crap again, I wanna show you something. (He pulls out a little trigger with a red button on it.)
Prue: What is it?
Mickey: All that matters is what happens when I flick that little switch. Now I flick that little switch, and Max here takes a nap. A long one.
David: Mickey, why dont
Mickey: Shut up! (Mickey goes over to Max and kneels down beside him. David leaves. Mickey show Prue a bomb attached to Maxs waist.) Plastic explosives. Little trick I picked up in Corcoran. Prison systems very educational.
Prue: Mickey, hes just a child. Hes already proven that hes not going anywhere. If youre going to wire anyone. Wire me.
Mickey: What is it with the two of you? What are you, like magicians or freaks of natures? Aliens? What?
Prue: Witches. (Mickey laughs and leaves the room.) You OK?
Max: Im scared.
Prue: I know. Just uh, do as they say and everything will be fine. They need you, remember?
Max: Im sorry I got you into this. Sorry I have these stupid powers.
Prue: No Max. Dont ever be sorry about that. Its a gift. Its like being a, uh, musician or athlete.
Max: Its a pain. Im a freak. My dad hates it too. He hates me.
Prue: No. No, he doesnt. He just doesnt understand it, thats all. Its new to him too. Dont worry Max. I wont let anything happen to you. I promise. OK?
(They both smile.)
[Cut to other room inside the auto shop where David and Mickey are discussing the plan.]
David: You really think its necessary? Wiring the kid like that?
Mickey: You saw what that chick did. Pretty cool actually. Might come in handy tonight. Its the only reason shes still breathing.
[Scene: Quake. Piper comes out of the kitchen and go towards Leo.]
Piper: Sorry. Small mutiny in the kitchen. (She sits down.) Where were we?
Leo: Piper theres something I need to tell you.
Leo: Uh, look. Forgive me, but I could be summoned at any moment, so I have to tell you this now. I cant
I cant, uh
I cant believe how much I missed you.
Piper: Well Leo, I missed you too, but what do you mean "summoned"? Summoned where?
(Harry comes out of the kitchen and stands by the door.)
Harry: Hey, uh
Piper. No respect I can live with, OK, but where the hell is my coriander?
(He goes back into the kitchen.)
Piper: OK. Thats it. Im ending this now.
(Piper gets up and heads towards the kitchen. Phoebe enters.)
Phoebe: Oh my gosh. You know.
Piper: Of course I know. The whole restaurant knows. Didnt you hear him scream across the room?
Phoebe: (To Leo.) I thought it was a secret.
Piper: I wish. It will probably be in the newspaper tomorrow.
Phoebe: No. It cant be. Look Piper, he never meant to hurt you.
Piper: Phoebe, please. You havent even meet the manic yet. Whats gotten into you?
(Piper goes into the kitchen. Phoebe looks questionably at Leo.)
Leo: Shes talking about the new chef.
Phoebe: Oh, right. So does that mean she took your news well?
Leo: That means she doesnt know. I cant tell her Phoebe. I cant stand to think about it, much less, talk about it.
Phoebe: Well, heres something else you might not want to think about. Piper said that Prue had everything under control. Well, I cant find her.
[Scene: Police Station. Andy is at his desk. Darryl comes in with a picture of Mickey.]
Darryl: Say hello. Mickey Jackson. Security cameras digitally enhanced for your viewing pleasure.
(He hands Andy the photo from the security camera.)
Andy: Jacksons a convicted bank robber. Whats he doing breaking into a microchip plant?
Darryl: And stealing squad. Good question.
Andy: A better one would be how he broke into the plant in the first place. (Darryl sits in a chair in front of Andys desk.) High tech's not exactly his style.
Darryl: Mmm. Unless this was just a dry run. Maybe Mickeys looking to do big and better things.
Andy: Like another bank?
Darryl: Mmm. Like a big bank. Its a leap. I know.
Andy: Agreed. But why the kid? Hows he fit into this? (Darryl shakes his head. Andys phone rings.) Trudeau.
Phoebe: Hey Andy. Its Phoebe.
[Cut to Manor. Phoebes on the phone and Leo is sitting on the couch.]
Phoebe: Have you seen Prue since this morning?
[Cut to Police Station.]
Andy: No. As a matter of fact, I was about to ask you the same question.
[Cut to Manor.]
Phoebe: Really? Why?
[Cut to Police Station.]
Andy: Because I think she knows something about a boy named Max.
[Cut to Manor.]
Andy: Do you?
Phoebe: Uh. Ooh. Oh. Thats my call waiting. Gotta go. Could be Prue. Bye. (She hangs up and goes to Leo.) Uh
Leo: No. I cant reach either Max or Prue telepathically.
Phoebe: Does that mean theyre in trouble?
Piper: Whos in trouble?
Phoebe: Oh. The 49ers. No secondary. They need a really good draft pick next year. Well Im gonna go into the kitchen and see if I can get in touch with Prue. (To Leo.) Carry on.
(She leaves. Piper walks towards Leo and takes off her coat and sits by Leo while saying this.)
Piper: Alone. Finally. Dont have to worry about any more interruptions from Harry. He, uh, quit. (She goes to hug Leo and he draws away from her.) OK. Not the enthusiastic response I was hopping for.
Leo: Look, uh, Piper, Ive been searching all day for an easy way to tell you this.
Piper: Oh. Uh. (She freezes him.) Phoebe. Phoebe, I know youre not in the kitchen.
(Phoebe comes into the living room)
Phoebe: That is so weird. I was just on my way back.
Piper: Is Leo about to tell me he doesnt want to see me anymore?
(Phoebe sits next to Piper. She looks over at Leo and sees hes frozen.)
Phoebe: Youll have to ask him.
(She leaves. Piper turns back to Leo. Time unfreezes.)
Leo: And thats the problem. I fell in love with you and I shouldnt have.
Piper: Youre married.
Im involved. But its not
the way you think. The truth is that I lead you on and made you believe that I was coming back.
Piper: Leo, you are back.
Leo: Yeah, but I
I have to leave again. Now, and
and its not because I want to, though. Its because I have to. Im sorry.
Piper: Thats OK.
Leo: It is?
Piper: Yeah. I mean Leo, youre a nice guy and I like you a lot, but lets face it. Youre, uh, geographically undesirable. I mean, you said you live really far away right?
Leo: Yeah. Pretty far.
Piper: Well I try never to get involved with guys I cant see regularly. So, dont feel bad. I mean, I understand. Really, I do.
(Piper kisses Leo and leaves. Phoebe enters.)
Phoebe: So howd she take it?
Leo: Not bad. (The white lighters call Leo.) Oh. Um. Excuse me, but I have to go. (He grabs his coat and heads towards the door.)
Phoebe: Leo, whatwhwhere you going?
Leo: (Stopping at the doorway.) I uh, have to leave. Now.
[Scene: Auto shop. Mickey is in a van preparing for the robbery. David walks over to him with the blue prints.]
David: So the thing is, once Max shorts out the alarm, we got like 3 minutes till the guard realize theres a signal interruption.
Mickey: Just make sure the kid knows what hes supposed to do. And keep an eye on that girl. I dont trust her.
[Cut to Prue and Max on the other side of the room.]
Max: Has anything like this ever happened to you before?
not exactly like this. Usually the demons that I have to deal with
Prue: Your mom didnt get to tell you much about being a witch did she?
Max: No. I just found out about my power when she died.
Prue: You know, my mom died when I was young too. I know how much it hurts, and it doesnt ever really go away. I didnt even know that my power was coming. I had to figure it out all by myself, which means so can you. Especially with your dads help.
Max: Hell never understand.
Prue: Max, you have to help him understand.
Max: You sound just like my mom.
Prue: Well, I care a lot about you too.
Max: I wish you could be my mom right now.
Prue: So, what is your power anyway?
Max: Mom called it psychokineses. It means I can move things I cant see.
(Mickey comes to them.)
Mickey: All right. Remember, just do everything I say. And uh, nobody gets hurt.
David: Lets roll.
(Mr. Franklin shows up.)
Mr. Franklin: Max?
Max: Dad. (Mickey and David point guns at Mr. Franklin.)
Mr. Franklin: Hold it. Hold it. Dont shoot. Im unarmed. Nobody else knows youre here. I swear. I found you the same way she did. Through your brother.
Mickey: Your brother?
Prue: Gordan, they have him wired.
Mickey: Shut up.
Mr. Franklin: Its alright son. Look man. Ill give you anything else you want. Just
let me have my boy, please?
(Mickey lowers his gun.)
Mickey: Alright David. Go, um, go put them in the van. Do it.
(David, Prue, and Max walk past Mr. Franklin.)
Mr. Franklin: My son. (David pushes him aside.) Max. Max. (Prue, Max, and David go in the van. As Mr. Franklin takes, Mickey loads the gun.) Please man, let him go. I beg you. Please. Hes my son. I beg you. Please.
(Mickey points the gun at Mr. Franklins chest.)
Mickey: Sorry. (He shots him. Mr. Franklin falls down. Prue sees this. Max is burying his face in Prues coat. Mickey closes the door. He gets in the front.) Drive.
(He looks at Prue. Prue looks at Mr. Franklin as the van drives away.)
[Scene: Street by bank. David parks on the side of the road. David turns around and looks at Max.]
David: Alright. Itll be just like this morning Max. (He shows Max the blueprints for the bank.) Thats where the alarm panel is. You know the rest.
(Max looks at Mickey.)
Mickey: What are you looking at?
Max: What are you going to do with my dad?
Prue: Max, the sooner this is over, the sooner we can get to him. We need to hurry.
(Max looks at the map. He then uses his power to short out the alarms, open the gate, and open the vault.)
(Mickey and David pull on their bank robbers masks. They get out of the van and make Max and Prue come with them. They go in the bank and to the vault.)
David: We got 2 minutes.
Mickey: Alright. You get the cash. Ill watch them.
(David goes in the vault. Mickey watches him.)
Prue: Use your power.
(Max is confused. Prue uses her power to show him to use it on the bomb on himself. Mickey looks at them. He grabs Max.)
Mickey: I dont want you two getting any ideas. (Max looks at Prue while Mickey looks at David. Prue nods. Max begins using his power on the bomb.) What the hell are you doing?
(Max shorts out the bomb. An alarm rings.)
Guard #1: At the vault!
(Two guards arrive on the scene. Mickey pushes Max away. Prue grabs him and holds him, making sure he doesnt get hurt.)
Guard #2: Hold it right there!
(David and Mickey get their guns.)
Guard #1: Drop it!
(Prue uses her power to push the guards out of the way of the firing bullets. They stop.)
Mickey: Big mistake.
(Mickey pushes the button on the trigger. Nothing happens.)
Prue: Yeah. Right back at you. (She uses her power to push David and Mickey in the vault, closes it, and locks it.) Come on.
(They begin to leave.)
Max: Shouldnt we wait for the cops? Explain everything?
Prue: No. Look, we cannot explain without telling and you have to protect yourself by protecting your secret. We really need to get back to your dad, OK?
[Cut to Auto shop. Mr. Franklin is lying on the ground weakly. A light comes towards him. It begins to form a person.]
Mr. Franklin: Paulette?
(The light turns into Leo. Leo walks to him and kneels down.)
Leo: Its not time to be with your wife, Gordan. Its time to be with your son.
Mr. Franklin: But
(Leo puts his hand over Mr. Franklins wound and heals him. He takes his hand away.)
Leo: Raise the boy well. Heed Prues advice.
(Leo orbs away. The van comes in. Max and Prue get out.)
Max: Dad, you OK?
Mr. Franklin: Max. (Max gets up and hugs his son.) Oh. Ooh. Im fine Max. Thank you God. Thank you. Thank you. Ooh. Youre alright.
Prue: But I saw you get
youre not bleeding.
Mr. Franklin: Its a miracle. Thank you
thank you for protecting my son.
Prue: Im just glad it all worked out. Raise the boy well. (Mr. Franklin looks at Prue strangely.) What?
Mr. Franklin: Theres somewhere we need to go. (To Prue.) Id like you to come with us.
[Scene: Cemetery. Its morning. Max and Mr. Franklin put two pink rose with ribbons by Paulettes grave. Prue is standing behind them.]
Mr. Franklin: I was so busy being angry at your mother for leaving, for not telling me her secret, your secret
it was like a
a weight on my heart. I hope you both can forgive me.
(Max hugs his dad.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. A toy train goes across the floor. Phoebe picks it up. Piper is carrying a box of toys behind her. They go to a little table. Phoebe sits down. Piper puts the box down.]
Prue: Can you believe that? Dads old train.
Piper: I cant believe you. You get mad at me for chasing monsters on my own.
Prue: Well, I figured I could handle it when I realized they werent demons, but I probably should have asked for help.
Phoebe: Even though that killed you, and it almost did.
Prue: Live and learn.
Piper: Yeah, you didnt even get to say good-bye to Leo.
Phoebe: What is that supposed to mean?
Piper: I dont know. Its just weird. I felt like
he was holding something back form me.
Prue: Holding something back? What do you mean?
Piper: Who knows? It just seems like he wasnt telling me the whole story. Like
he had some secret he was afraid I couldnt handle.
Phoebe: Well thats his call
(Prue and Piper give her the "what" look.)
uh, assuming that he had a secret. Might not of.
Piper: What are you talking about?
Phoebe: OK. OK. You dont have to beat it out of me. Leo is a white-lighter. Theyre sort of guardian angels for witches. And theyre not supposed to get involved with witches. But Leo couldnt help it. He fell in love with you and that broke all the rules and got him in all sorts of trouble. And even though hell love you forever, you will probably never see him again.
(Prue and Piper begin laughing.)
Piper: What? Phoebe, thats
thats the most ridiculous thing Ive ever heard. Oh god. Dont be so silly. (Piper tosses Phoebe a doll.)
Phoebe: Thats me. Silly.
Piper: I gotta go get some more tea.
Prue: Yeah. You know, Pheebs. With an imagination like that, you should be writing childrens books or something.
Phoebe: No. But I didnt
even think of that. Thats a really good idea Prue.
(Phoebe moves the toy train to the box of toys going.)
Prue: Oh. Oh. (Prue grabs the toy train.) That stays here.
Phoebe: Wait. I thought all of the toys were going to the salvation army.
Prue: Well, like you said. We should save some for our children.
Phoebe: Do I scene a hormonal shift here?
Prue: Its no big deal. I just had some time to think.
Phoebe: Yeah. In all that spare time of yours.
Prue: And I realize that I do want kids. I think that Id make a great mom.
Phoebe: So, did you save Max or did Max save you?
(Prue doesnt answer. Phoebe picks up the box and leaves.)