So at the end of last week’s series premiere, Mel (Melonie Diaz), Macy (Madeleine Mantock), and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) used a ouija board to contact their mother Marisol’s (Valerie Cruz) spirit – who in turn warned the trio not to trust Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans), their “whitelighter” (like a “watcher”) and the one who first started filling in the gaps in the sisters’ lives. Is Marisol right? Is Harry someone with his own motivations? Was that even the Vera family matriarch the sisters were speaking with – or something looking to stop The Power of Three before they’ve realized their full potential?
Here’s a look at the next episode of CW‘s Charmed, ‘Let This Mother Out’:
Charmed s01e02 ‘Let This Mother Out’: After getting a message from the spirit board to not trust Harry (Rupert Evans), the sisters are conflicted and ultimately concoct a plan to see if he is telling the truth. Desperate to believe the person warning them is trying to protect them, they end up going against their better judgement. Harry soon realizes that the sisters are up to no good and tries to help before it’s too late. Meanwhile, this new sisterly unit is not fully unified, with Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Macy (Madeleine Mantock) struggling with who’s the real big sister and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) caught in the middle. Vanessa Parise directed the episode written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
To get you caught up on the season, here’s a look back at Bleeding Cool‘s review of the series premiere:
“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it?
Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers.
But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces.
It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.
Based on the original series, Charmed stars Madeline Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Charlie Gillespie, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blaine, and Ellen Tamaki; and is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content. The Jane The Virgin team of Urman, Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin, and Brad Silberling serve as executive prodcuers alongside Ben Silverman (The Office) and Carter Covington (Faking It).