Season: 2 / Episode: 12
Date: February 3, 2000
This Television Episode plays Five Fathoms
Piper has illegally purchased a crate of fruit smuggled into the U.S. from South America and becomes infected by a rare and deadly virus, caused by a bite from a fly from the crate of smuggled fruit. She collapses suddenly at the P3 nightclub and is taken by ambulance to the hospital, and later falls into a coma. With Leo being powerless to help under orders from the Elders, Prue and Phoebe cast an "Awakening spell" to cure Piper, transferring the infectious agent to a ninja action figure, which Phoebe disposes of in a Hazardous Materials basket. Unfortunately and unknowingly, the action figure "wakes up" becoming animate and begins stabbing people with his plastic sword and spreading the deadly not normally infectious disease to others in the hospital. The nightclub is closed down and quarantined by the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) who pull Phoebe and Prue into isolation along with Piper; and the media become involved. The three decide they need to reverse the spell, and Prue has use her new astral-projection power consciously for the first time to get the counter spell from the Book of Shadows. When they cast it, Piper slips back into a coma and becomes disassociated from her body, where she meets Leo in some ethereal plane and he heals her. After the medical staff in ICU have "called" her time of death, Piper's heart monitor begins bleeping again, and she sits up fully recovered a second time—to the mystification of the medical staff. Prue decides to quit her Job and end her relationship with her boyfriend Jack. Leo gets suspended by the Elders for healing Piper, and he resolves to fight for Piper's love now that he's mortal.