Instead, they played that out for something like eight episodes. And not as back story, but front burner. And it was pointless.
Cole was evil and that was clear by the end of season four. Julian was considered good looking but that wasn't reason enough to keep Cole around.
My favorite part of the season?
I liked things like the interviews for a nanny for Piper and Leo's baby. I liked it when the leprechauns showed up in "Lucky Charmed." And when the drawfs showed up in "Happily Ever After."
If I was going to pick one person season five belonged to, I would say Leo.
I'm not joking. He got scenes with Wyatt (their son) and scenes with the sisters and scenes here and there. He got more attention that season than anytime before. He even got a main storyline with his soldier days and Piper rsvp-ing to a reunion (but saying he was the grandson).
Other things that stand out?
Paige's lime green Volkswagen bug is just fine and shiny at the end of the season (like in "Lucky Charmed"); however, it was in a crash in "The Importance of Being Phoebe." Maybe Piper's magic can knock out dents? But I would have sworn Paige had more than dents.
Best guest star of the season? Pat Benatar. She was natural. A lot of musicians overdo it trying to 'ACT.' But Pat came on just smiling and low key and was completely believable.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"