Third Time's the Charm is the fifteenth episode of the second season of Charmed and the thirty-seventh episode of the series overall. It premiered on March 27, 2020.


DIE TRYING – The Charmed Ones (Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) must face their worst fears in order to reclaim the Power of Three. Also starring Rupert Evans, Poppy Drayton and Jordan Donica.




Main Cast

Guest Cast


  • Isla Sunar as Abigarry's Daughter #1 (manifestation)
  • Jordana Zinger as Abigarry's Daughter #2 (manifestation)
  • Aiyanna Miorin as young Maggie Vera (manifestation)
  • Ariel Ladret as Dead Witch
  • Dalias Blake as Orderly #1 (manifestation)
  • Yurij Kis as Orderly #2 (manifestation)
  • Jason Asuncion as Orderly #5 (manifestation)
  • Matt Kennedy as Orderly #6 (manifestation)
  • Denise A. Ryan as Patient #1 (manifestation)
  • Annette Ducharme as Patient #2 (manifestation)
  • Iman Nassan as Patient #3 (manifestation)
  • Teal Fiddler as Patient #4 (manifestation)

Magical Notes


  • Dream Casting Spell
    • Used by Celeste on the Charmed Ones to help them to face their fears and get back the Power of Three.
  • The Power of Three Spell
    • Used by Macy, Mel, and Maggie to successfully restore the Power of Three. They also used it to vanquish the magic infused monster.


  • Acid Secretion: Used by the magic infused monster to kill Bruce and later to attack the Charmed Ones.
  • Claw Extension: Used by the magic infused monster to kill Mel in the dream.
  • Foresight: Used by Maggie to see magic infused monster infiltrate SafeSpace in her dreams and later to see the monster attacking her and her sisters from behind.
  • Healing: Used by an illusionary Harry in an attempt to heal an illusionary Maggie. However, his attempt is unsuccessful.
  • Immunity: Used by the magic infused monster to counter Mel's Molecular Acceleration.
  • Limited Shapeshifting: Used by an illusionary Abigael to show her demonic red eyes to Macy in the dream.
  • Molecular Manipulation: Used by Mel to heat up Bruce's gun causing him to drop it and to attempt to attack the magic infused monster, however he's immune. Later, it is used by Mel to attempt to freeze the monster, encasing his head in ice before he breaks free.
  • Portal Creation: Used by the Charmed Ones and Celeste through the Command Center.
  • Resistance: Used by the magic infused monster to resist Mel's Molecular Inhibition.
  • Smoking: Used by the magic infused monster to teleport.
  • Supernatural Agility: Used by the magic infused monster to do a leap after Macy's attack.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Macy to pull Bruce's heated gun to her and to send the monster flying backwards. Later, it is used by Macy to hurl an illusionary Abigael out of a room, and halt a thrown knife and redirect it to the illusion, accidentally stabbing an illusionary Maggie instead. It is also used by an illusionary Abigael to throw Macy against a wall and to throw the knife to try and kill Macy in the dream.
  • Venom Secretion: Used by the monster to kill with his claws.



Answered Questions from Previous Episode(s)

  • How will the sisters restore the Power of Three?
    • The sisters realized and accepted they would be prepare to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. By joining hands together, the Power of Three was restored.

Unanswered Questions


References to the Original Charmed

  • Elder Celeste putting the Charmed Ones into a magically induced slumber to help them realize their worst fears mirrors the original Charmed episode "The Jung and the Restless", where Billie Jenkins used a magical crystal to put the sisters to sleep and watch their dreams to see their true desires.
  • Celeste mentioned the name "Leo", short for "Leonardo da Vinci". It was also a reference to "Leo Wyatt", the Charmed Ones' Whitelighter in the original series.
  • The episode deals with the sisters facing their fears. In the original series, Barbas was a recurring demon, with the power of fear projection, and often targeted the Halliwell sisters.
  • Macy accidentally kills an apparition of Maggie, whilst she is trapped in her fear. This is similar to Phoebe, almost killing Paige, while under the influence of Barbas, in the episode "Sympathy for the Demon".
  • Mel finds herself in a mental asylum, while under the influence of Elder Celeste's spell. In the original series episode "Brain Drain", when Piper is captured by the Source of All Evil, she too is placed in a mental asylum.

Production Notes

  • The episode was watched by 0.60 million U.S. viewers.


Mel: That's all that's left of Bruce. Rest in peace, asshat.

Celeste: Fear is a powerful north star.

Macy (to illusionary Abigael): You know what is funny? No matter what the reality, you are always the devil.

Mel: It's not about how we die, it's about how we live. This is our destiny.




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