Apocalypse Not
Episode 21 of 22 within Season Two. Item 43 of 178 overall.
Production number 4399042.
Sheryl J. Anderson - Writer
Sanford Golden - Writer
Michael Zinberg - Director
62 votes

Prue, Piper and Phoebe try to relax and enjoy singer Paula Cole's performance at P3, but they soon find themselves back in action against the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse who are causing violent fights and "road rage" incidents all over San Francisco. When Prue and one of the Horsemen are sucked into a vortex between good and evil, Phoebe and Piper are forced to choose between saving their sister and saving the world.

Meanwhile, Leo infiltrates the "war room" of the Horsemen where he encounters organized evil.

original airdate--May 11,2000   rating: 3.1 million

network: WB

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

  1. "Amen" by Paula Cole Band 
  2. "Be Somebody" by Paula Cole Band 
  3. "Compression" by Everything But The Girl 


Spells: Demon of Anarchy / Demon of Anarchy Vanquishing Spell Reversal


Molecular Immobilization: Piper froze an entire crowd after a victim of Strife's threw a watermelon at her jeep.

Conjuration: Strife conjures his horse.

Fading: Used by the horseman throughout the episode

Telekinesis: Prue attempted to fling War away from her, but the Horseman are immune to witches powers.

Orbing: A type of teleportation used by Leo throughout the episode.

Magical Beings:

  • Demon of Cruelty
  • Demon of Anarchy
  • The Source of All Evil
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse


Goof: When Phoebe and Piper are working with the horsemen trying to find their friend and Prue the objects on the table move frequently while everyone is standing around not touching them.

Trivia: Each of the 4 horsemen have a different color tie: Green - Strife Red - War Yellow - Famine Black - Death

  • When discussing how to vanquish a type of demon, Phoebe says that the chant is in iambic pentameter, which is ten syllables per line with the stress on the even-numbered syllables. When she later recites the spell, the spell is in the correct meter, including the stress being on the correct syllables.


"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."

related items

Previous episode :
042 Astral Monkey
Next episode :
044 Be Careful What You Witch For (season finale)

regional titles

Niet apocalyps
Apocalypse Not
Les chevaliers de l'apocalypse
Die Reiter der Apokalypse
Gan Apocalypse
I quattro dell'Apocalisse
Apocalipsis, no