The Name Game is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of Charmed.
With the surprising new addition to the family, Piper and Leo struggle to find names for their babies. Meanwhile, old tensions and insecurities rise when Victor visits and Darryl finally brings his wife to meet the sisters. Lastly, the party is rudely interrupted by the arrival of a demon.
- Main Cast
- Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
- Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
- Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews
- Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt
- Guest Starring
- James Read as Victor Bennett
- Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris
- Sandra Prosper as Sheila Morris
- Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman
- Nicholas Sadler as Parasite Demon
- Julian McMahon as Cole Turner (memory only)
- Debbi Morgan as The Seer (memory only)
- Unknown baby as Melinda Halliwell
- Unknown baby as Chris Halliwell
- Power Absorption: Used by the demon to absorb electricity, as well as power from Paige, Phoebe and the crystal cage.
- Electrokinesis: Used by the demon to attack the sisters, Darryl, Leo and Victor.
- Orbing: Used by Paige to avoid lightning and by Leo to orb to the attic.
- Regeneration: Used by the demon to regenerate an arm and later his entire body.
- Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb a potion into the demon's mouth.
- Levitation: Used by Phoebe to kick the demon.
- Super Strength: Used by the demon to shove Darryl out of the way.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up the demon.
- Healing: Used by Leo to heal Victor.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- "The Name Game" is a 1964 song by Shirley Ellis. It refers to Piper and Leo having difficulty deciding on baby names.
- The twins' names are revealed in this episode. Prudence Melinda is named after her late aunt Prue Halliwell and her ancestor Melinda Warren. Christopher Victor is named after the fathers of his parents, Christopher Wyatt and Victor Bennett.
- Sheila Morris learns the sisters are witches in this episode.
- Piper mentions her trip to the future again, which happened in "Morality Bites".
- This episode brings up past issues that were adressed in earlier seasons, such as Victor distain toward Whitelighters and his history with Sam.
- The original plot for this episode was to have a Changeling, a shapeshifting elf-like demon, infiltrate the manor to kidnap and replace the twins. Changelings are later featured in "6.07 A Changeling is Gonna Come".
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5.12 Monster Mommy
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5.14 Romani and Juliet