"Hannah, why are you always such a bitch to me?"
Prue Halliwell
"The Truth Is Out There... and It Hurts"
Series Charmed
Season 1, Episode 8
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Airdate November 25th, 1998
Writer Zack Estrin; Chris Levinson
Director James A. Contner
Producer Aaron Spelling; E. Duke Vincent; Constance M. Burge; Brad Kern; Sheryl J. Anderson; Peter Chomsky
Starring Shannen Doherty; Holly Marie Combs; Alyssa Milano; T.W. King; Dorian Gregory
Previous "The Fourth Sister"
Next "The Witch Is Back"

"The Truth Is Out There... and It Hurts" is the eighth episode of season one of the supernaturally-themed television series Charmed and the ninth episode of the series overall if one counts the original unaired pilot. It was directed by James A. Contner with a script written by Zack Estrin and Chris Levinson. It first aired on the WB Network on Wednesday, November 25th, 1998. In this episode, Prue Halliwell creates a magic spell that forces everyone around her to tell the truth for the next 24 hours. She hopes that the spell will illuminate how Andy Trudeau truly feels about discovering that she is a witch, but when the spell begins to affect Piper and Phoebe with equal measure, Prue learns that she is in for more than she bargained for.

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  • Producton code number: 4398007
  • First episode directed by James A. Contner. He also directed the "Soft Light" episode of The X-Files, from which this episode derives its title. Contner's next directorial credit is episode fourteen, "Secrets and Guys".

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  • The title to this episode is taken from a poster and popular catch phrase featured in the Fox television series The X-Files. It is also a reference to the popular phrase "The truth hurts".

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