A pair of vicious thugs kidnap a 13-year-old boy when they learn he has special powers. The boy is able to send cryptic cries for help to Prue, who enlists the help of Phoebe to find the boy before he is used in a bank robbery.
Meanwhile, Piper is happily surprised when her beau Leo reappears only to leave again. When Phoebe catches Leo doing some of his own magic, his secret is revealed. Leo is a guardian for witches, who returned to help the young boy. Although he loves Piper, he cannot live among witches or mortals. Even though Phoebe spills the beans about Leo's secret identity and reason for leaving, Piper disregards Phoebe's confession as a sisters sympathy and believes Leo left because he just wanted to leave.
original airdate--February 17,1999 rating--5.5 million
Songs:Charmed Theme song--How Soon is Now by Love Spit Love
Telekinesis: Used by Prue to clean the manor's attic, push Mickey and David into a rack of tires, open Max's jacket, shove the bank guards out of a range of gunfire, pull the guns out of Mickey and David's hands before pushing them into the bank vault, closing the vault door and spinning the panel.
Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Harry in the Quake's kitchen and freeze Leo mid-conversation.
Psychokinesis: Used by Max to contact Prue via manipulating an ouija board, unlock the security lock at a micro-chip plant, disable the lasers at the bank, unlock the bank vault and disable the explosives strapped to his body.
Hovering: Used by Leo to change the lightbulbs in the manor's chandelier.
Thermokinesis: Used by Leo to boil Phoebe's coffee.
Orbing: A type of Teleportion used by Leo.
Healing: Used by Leo to heal Max's father.
Magical Beings: Leo Wyatt,Max Franklin,Paulette Franklin
Goofs: Leo tells Phoebe that they were never supposed to find out he was a whitelighter, yet in all future episodes it is established that witches know their whitelighters.
"When three sisters reunite they unlock powers that have been dormant since they were children. In fact, they are the Charmed Ones, the most powerful witches alive -- charged with protecting the innocent from evil."