(Phoebe and Paige are sitting down at the table when Piper joins them with the Book of Shadows.)
Paige: Don’t tell me we have to go fight a demon.
Piper: No, (sighs) I don’t think we’ll have to do that anytime soon.
Phoebe: Then what’s with the book?
Piper: Well, I think we should write everything down. Everything that happened, everything we want future generations to know, so we can pass it down. Just like it was passed down to us.
Paige: (looks at Piper, then turns to Phoebe) After you.
(Piper gives the book to Phoebe, who turns it to the first empty page, somewhere in the middle of the book, and starts writing. This is the final dialogue heard between the Charmed Ones before the writing begins, along with the following flash-forward voice-over into the future that finally ends the show.)
Phoebe (voice-over): So much has happened over the last 8 years. So much has been gained and lost. Still, in some ways I feel like my life is really just beginning… and it was. For though I had loved before, I’d never really known love until I met Coop. A man who I shared the special little girl I had long ago foreseen, but feared I might never have. Along with two other special little girls I had not foreseen. I was suddenly so blessed to have a new family of my own, and old friends to share it with. And though I kept working and giving advice to those who asked, I was more interested in helping them find love. Since finally, having been loved.
Paige (voice-over): Phoebe had become somewhat of an expert on the subject. As for me, life without demons opened up similar avenues. Henry, of course, continued to look after his parolees, even if they didn’t want to be looked after. While still making time to help me with little Henry and the twins, which allowed me time to finally embrace my inner Whitelighter. And to help the next generation of witches come into their own.
Piper (voice-over): So that Paige could pass on all that she learned. Not just to her own children, or to mine, or to Phoebe’s, but to other future witches and whitelighters as well. Which filled the time between when we were doing the fighting and when our kids were old enough to take over. Allowing me time to get back to my roots and cook something other than potions for once. And open the restaurant I’d always dreamed of owning. As for Leo, after we reclaimed magic school he went back to teaching. Which he continued to do, until it was time to retire. And although we certainly had our struggles…
Old Piper: (50 years later, finishes reading the Book of Shadows to her granddaughter) …and heartaches over the years, we’re a family of survivors and we will always be. Which is why we’ve truly been Charmed.
Granddaughter: Again Grandmama, again.
Old Piper: Oh, dear. No, I can’t. I need to rest. But you can look at it for a little while if you’d like, hmmm? (She kisses her head and stands up. Old Leo waits nearby.) After all, it’ll be yours one day.