If Shannen Doherty’s character, Prue Halliwell, had not died after the third season of Charmed, the show might have followed a vastly different narrative.

Prue’s death after Charmed season 3 had a big impact on the show, particularly on its main characters.

. Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) were left as the only two siblings until a shocking twist of events reunited them with their long-lost half-sister

Doherty’s time on Charmed was filled with controversy, especially regarding her relationship with Milano.

Though the producers had initially considered recasting the role of Prue Halliwell, they opted to kill her off instead, leaving big shoes to fill in the process.

Charmed’s premise doesn’t work without a total of three sisters, as the power of the “Charmed Ones” is reliant on the “Power of Three."

A main character’s death will always leave a lasting impact on a show. Prue Halliwell was not only the eldest sister but also the most powerful witch.

She was mentioned intermittently throughout the rest of the show’s eight-season run, though her fate in the afterlife was never officially confirmed.