WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for Charmed Season 3, Episode 14, “Perfecti is the Enemy of the Good,” which aired Friday on The CW.
At the start of Charmed‘s latest episode, Harry is about to take his last step toward achieving mortality. Elder Celeste has created a serum that, hopefully, will turn Harry mortal without any dangerous side effects. However, Celeste isn’t certain this will be the case and urges Harry to think about giving up immortality for love.
Harry, the ever-diligent romantic, tells Celeste that a life without love, even an eternal one, is not worth living and convinces her to give him the serum so he can finally be with Macy. Unfortunately for the former Whitelighter, his sudden dose of mortality comes with a serious psychological side effect that inadvertently puts The Charmed Ones at dire risk.
Celeste warns Macy that Harry’s body is being flooded with cortisol (a stress hormone) and adrenaline, and he might be a little on edge. However, Macy was not prepared for her man to be scared by a literal plastic bag stuck in a tree, nor was she prepared for him interrupting her and Maggie’s plans to defeat the Perfecti by creating a golem to tell her he found a rusty nail, which she may get tetanus from.
Upset by seeing Harry so panicked, Macy asks Celeste to reverse the serum, but Celeste will not oblige her. She tells Macy that she already disrespected Harry once — turning him into a Whitelighter while caging his Darklighter — and will not do something again to him without his consent.
Instead of being with the panic attack-stricken Harry, Macy and Maggie decide to lock Harry up in a bubble so he doesn’t put them at risk. Meanwhile, Harry insists to the duo that something is wrong and they need to listen to him. However, neither Celeste, Maggie or Macy listen to him, but they chalk up his worries about their golem plan to his newly found sense of existential fear and anxiety.
Eventually, Maggie, who has anxiety, visits Harry in his bubble to see how he’s doing with mortality. After she uses her empathy magic to soothe him, he confesses to Maggie he never knew a human could live one day with all these anxious thoughts. He then tells her he knows something is wrong, admitting that while he senses that everything feels wrong, he also believes his heightened state is seeing something others aren’t. Personally touched by these words, and relating to the knowledge that anxiety can sometimes bring, Maggie decides to listen to Harry. It turns out he did notice a detail that The Charmed Ones missed and is able to help them defeat both the Perfecti and the golem that they built in the nick of time.
Charmed stars Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Rupert Evans, Jordan Donica, Poppy Drayton, Mareya Salazar and JJ Hawkins. New episodes air Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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