Which Prue Is It, Anyway?
Episode 16 of 22 within Season One. Item 16 of 178 overall.
Production number 4398015.
Javier Grillo-Marxuach - Writer
John Behring - Director
70 votes

When Phoebe has a terrifying premonition of Prue being stabbed to death, Prue takes the drastic step of saying an incantation to multiply her strength and the spell surprisingly results in the creation of two additional Prues to fight the enemy, a reincarnated ancient Lord of War.

Meanwhile, Piper and Phoebe try to wean Prue from her selfish and headstrong habit of always taking matters into her own hands, while Phoebe vents her aggression with a martial arts training program. Bernie Kopell guest-stars as Earl, a suspicious medical examiner who drops a bombshell on Andy.

original airdate--March 03,1999  rating--5.1 million

network: WB

Songs:Charmed Theme song--How Soon is Now by Love Spit Love

  1. "Teardrop" by Massive Attack



Telekinesis: Used by Prue several times.

Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze Gabriel.

Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see Gabriel attacking twice.

Calling: Gabriel called for his sword thrice. First when he attacked Prue at his estate, second after he killed his sister, and thirdly after his sword had pierced Phoebe's training dummy. 

Power Absorption: Gabriel absorbed the powers of those he stabbed through his sword

Soul Absorption: Used by Gabriel to absorb the soul of Luther Stubbs.

Immunity: The Lord of War possessed immunity against all weapons of mankind.

Magical Beings: Gabriel Statler,Brianna Bowen

Artifacts: Crystal Sword: Used by the Lord of War.

Goofs: When Phoebe asks Andy what color sweater the first dead Prue was wearing, Andy says, "I think the report said pink." Why would he say this if he saw the body himself?

  • Before Prue casts her spell, Piper's hair is down but when she runs up to the attic it is suddenly up in a ponytail.Piper initially touches Prue's head with the boxing glove with her left hand, but in the next shot she's touching Prue's head with her right hand.

Trivia: The music playing after the show's theme song (while aerial shots of the city are shown), is the song "Teardrop" by the group Massive Attack. This same song, became the theme music for the television show "House M.D."

  • This is the only title with "Prue" in it. There is one episode with "Paige" in the title, two with "Piper" and four with "Phoebe".


"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."

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regional titles

Welke Prue Is It, Anyway?
Which Prue Is It, Anyway?
Clones en sÈrie
Man stirbt nur dreimal
An bhfuil a Prue sé, aon nós?
Triplo incantesimo
Quién es Prue?