"Little Box of Horrors"
Series Charmed
Season 7, Episode 18
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Air date April 24th, 2005
Writers Cameron Litvack
Director Jon Paré
Producers Jonathan Levin; Debra J. Fisher; Erica Messer; Jeannine Renshaw; Rob Wright; Henry Alonso Myers; Curtis Kheel; Peter Chomsky; Holly Marie Combs; Alyssa Milano; Mark Wilding; James L. Conway; Jon Paré; Brad Kern; Aaron Spelling; E. Duke Vincent
Starring Alyssa Milano; Rose McGowan; Holly Marie Combs; Brian Krause
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"Little Box of Horrors" is the eighteenth episode of season seven of the supernatural drama series Charmed and the 152nd episode of the series overall. It was directed by Jon Paré with a script written by Cameron Litvack. It first aired on the WB Network on Sunday, April 24th, 2005.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
Alyssa Milano Phoebe Halliwell
Rose McGowan Paige Matthews
Holly Marie Combs Piper Halliwell
Brian Krause Leo Wyatt

Guest Starring Edit

Actor Role
Brooke Nevin Hope
Elizabeth Dennehy Sandra
Michelle Hurd Katya
Hayley DuMond Nina
Shani Pride Darcy
Don Swayze Lucius

Co-Starring Edit

Actor Role
Steve Bean Roger
Stacy Barnhisel Linda
Greg Lindsay Trey
Sammi Hanratty Wendy
Kevin R. Kelly Father

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number 4301152.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from Little Shop of Horrors, which is a 1960 dark comedy feature film directed by Roger Corman with a script written by Charles B. Griffith. It was adapted into a rock musical in 1982 with music by Alan Menkin.
  • Pandora's box is an item featured in Greek mythology, though it is classically portrayed as a jar, not a box. Pandora received the jar from Zeus, who sought to use her as his instrument of revenge against Prometheus who stole fire from the Gods. When Pandora opened the jar, she released all of the evils of the world out into the open. The phrase "Pandora's box" has since become an idiom to describe a circumstance the results in sweeping, catastrophic results.
  • Pandora's box bears a striking resemblance to the Lemarchand puzzle box as seen in the Hellraiser film series. In the mythology of the films, only one who expresses the deepest desire to experience sensations beyond mortal ken can hope to solve the puzzle, but doing so opens a portal to Hell, thereby summoning the demonic Cenobites.

Quotes Edit

  • Leo Wyatt: I think you better orb upstairs before Mommy turns you into a toad.



  • Nina: You'll never get it, I won't let you.
  • Katya: I didn't ask your permission.
  • Nina: Over my dead body.
  • Katya: That's the thing about you Guardians. You're always dying for that damn box.


  • Hope: Oh, I am not going anywhere with you people. You burst in here talking about Pandora's box and guardians and witches and God knows what else. And now you expect me to leave with you?


  • Hope: You blew up my dorm...with your hands!
  • Piper Halliwell: Yes, and I am very sorry about that.
  • Hope: And now you're both calm — like this stuff happens every day!
  • Piper Halliwell: Well, it kinda does.


  • Sandra: You're a natural, Paige. Everything you've been and done in your life has been preparing you to be a Whitelighter. Everything you needed to help those people has been inside you all along.

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