How Grey's Anatomy 'Charmed' Viewers With Alyssa Milano And Holly Marie Combs Reunion

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Grey's Anatomy episode "Reunited." Read at your own risk!

ABC is in the midst of its "cast from the past" week, and each participating show has paved the way for some incredible reunions, Grey's Anatomy really took the cake. The show brought Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano together, and were just one (technically) two sisters short of a Charmed reunion (which we'll probably never see on the new series). Ironically enough, the ABC drama's story line played on Milano and Combs' magical history in a very interesting way.

Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs came into the episode as, surprise, two sisters named Haylee and Heidi. Not only that though, the two were at the hospital after their sister had fallen into a construction site, and was believed to be brain dead. Both were arguing with how to best deal with the situation, and the twist of not knowing whether their sister did or didn't have brain function caused the two to start arguing something fierce.

The fighting continued throughout the episode, and was becoming a disturbance to all the doctors on staff. Finally Dr. Webber (who had been caring for the women's sister) got in the middle and finally set Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs' Haylee and Heidi straight. Regardless of whether or not their sister could hear them, this fighting was helping nothing, and aggravating everyone. The two sisters stopped and were unified on the fact that Webber reminded them of their deceased mother.

When the time came to pull the plug, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs' characters were a united front. They were there when Webber pulled the plug. As they watched their sister "go into the light," the departing sister's phone began to ring. Despite being asked not to, Combs' Heidi answered the phone. She screamed and informed the room that it was their sister who called, and wanted them to know her phone had been stolen earlier in the day.

This meant the bruised and brain dead woman in the bed wasn't their sister, but the thief who stole their sister's things. Everyone freaked out, though Dr. Webber a little more than most as he realized he granted two strangers the decision to pull the plug on a woman they'd never met until that moment. It was a hilarious twist, and just about the best way to use Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs for some great comedic relief in an episode rife with drama.

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