and Holly had been walking around the sound stage
all morning with broad smiles for everyone while Alyssa had been practically
"She is as different today from how she was yesterday
as is humanly possible," Dorian said to Brian as Alyssa passed by.
"On second thought, more than humanly possible. Yesterday, the
world was coming to an end. Today, things couldn't be better. But not just her -
all three of them. It's spooky. Like they're somehow connected with each
other. As if they really were sisters."
"And Holly has been giving me these long looks every
time she walks by," Brian replied. "I have this feeling that today is
going to be another day like yesterday."
"Jim," Holly called as the three stars
approached the director on the sound stage, "I have to talk to
you."† He finished writing
something on a clipboard and handed it to one of the assistants.
"Thank you, Mr. Conway," Todd said and went off
with the paperwork.
"Yes?" he said turning to her.
"This script has Piper freezing ghosts," Holly
said. "You have to change it. Piper's power doesn't affect ghosts for
long. They unfreeze pretty quickly. Ē
"Huh?" the director said.
"Piperís powers donít work very well on them,"
Holly continued. "Sometimes they donít even freeze at all. So you can't
have the storyline depend upon her freezing them."
"What are you talking about?" he shot back.
"And this scene," Shannen jumped in, "where
it says that Prue couldn't bring the jar back from the astral projection. You
have to change it. Prue can bring things back with her. Her powers have
"What is with the two of you?" the director asked.
"You don't have control over the script."
"And the part where Phoebe says that she couldn't know
about finding the mother because she has premonitions only about bad things,
has to be changed, too," Alyssa added. "Phoebe most definitely gets
premonitions about good things, too."
"Gets premonitions...what are you talking about?"
he said. "This isn't based on anything real. The writers make all of this
up. Brad approved the script."
"Brad should check with me first," Alyssa said,
confidently. "I know better than anyone what Phoebe's powers can do."
"Weird day number two is in full swing," Dorian
said to Brian, then turned away and went to find his mark on the set.
"We owe it to our fans," Holly said, "to make
"Truthful...about witches and demons?" the
director replied, getting upset.
"Jim," Shannen said, "we're simply not
going to do it like this. The script has to be accurate and we won't do it any
The director looked at them as if they were out of their
"What did the three of you do during the hiatus?"
he asked. "Are you all on some weird drug?† No, never mind. If you are I don't want to know."† Shaking his head, he looked at them and
started to say something but changed his mind.
"You're serious aren't you, " he said.
"You're really going to refuse to do these scenes?"
"Look, Jim," Alyssa said, "it really would
be a lot easier for everyone if you just made these changes. We're not asking
The director shook his head, unable to believe what was
"Re-write!" he finally shouted in exasperation
and walked away.
Brian walked over to the three stars and looked at them
"What happened during the hiatus?" he asked.
"How did you suddenly become so knowledgeable about demons and witches'
powers, about what's accurate and what isn't?"
"Oh," Shannen replied, "it's just part of the
education you get when you do some serious
"And save a lot of innocents at the same time,"
With a faint hope that somehow 'Leo' might keep his promise
about Thursday night, Holly decided to take a chance.
"And...if you'd like to have dinner with me
tonight," she said, "I'll give you some tips
Then the three sisters looked at each other, slowly
locked arms - and laughed.