'Charmed' Season 2 Episode 1: How will the new setting play out for the Vera-Vaughn sisters and Harry?
Spoiler Alert for Season 2 of the 'Charmed' Reboot.
With new showrunners Liz Cruger and Craig Shapiro on board, the 'Charmed' reboot is headed in a new direction. When the first episode is done, we find the Vera-Vaughn sisters in Seattle with their powers stripped off -- except for Macy's demon powers. We also find out that Harry is the last Whitelighter left and the Book of Shadows has been destroyed. Moreover, there is an all-out war in the magical community, with demons killing witches, and one demon, in particular, is trying to kill The Charmed Ones.
We are also introduced to new characters Katrina (Shiva Kalaiselvan) and Jordan (Jordan Donica). Katrina is presumably a witch, while all we see of Jordan is that he is a gym instructor. Since the sisters are now in Seattle, with them being told that they cannot go back to Hilltown, this might mean we don't see the other characters from Season 1, making the show essentially feel like a new one in its second season.
A similar storyline was done in the original 'Charmed' where the Halliwell sisters had to take on new identities after defeating Zankou in the season 7 finale -- they were presumed dead to the outside world, while only those closest to them could see through the charm that disguised them. We see the Halliwell sisters struggling to adapt to their new identities, but they go back to being the Halliwells eventually as their secret comes out by the fifth episode of the final season.
Here's where it is different though. So far, the new season has not revealed whether the Vera-Vaughn sisters will take on new identities but it might be possible since their actual names would clearly make them known as The Charmed Ones even to the demons in pursuit of them. However, they will presumably still look like themselves. It would be easy to conceal themselves in a new world but cracks are sure to appear in their new lives eventually. Harry would also have to take on a new identity as he is the only Whitelighter alive.
With their powers gone, it will certainly be easier for Maggie, Macy, and Mel to be hidden from the demons in the emergency "witchness protection" that was triggered by the destruction of the Book of Shadows, which caused them to be stripped of their powers. But they will need their powers back as they take on the role of being the Elders during this dangerous war that is going on.
In this new world, the three sisters will have to figure out what to do with their lives outside of the magical community. In Hilltown, Maggie and Mel were both students and Macy was a researcher. We know that Maggie will try for a job at the gym and that leaves Mel and Macy. Macy has completely embraced her role as a leader of the magical community, so it is possible she will devote all her time to getting her powers back. Macy still has her demon powers and we wonder whether that would make her sisters wary of her. Macy did love her job as a scientist so she could be trying to get back into the workforce.
'Charmed' airs on The CW on Friday nights.