In Cairo, three thieves break into a mansion, looking for a valuable urn. One picks the urn up and a symbol on it glows and disappears. Clay Muniz, one of the thieves, takes possession of the urn and the three plan to meet up in San Francisco. The Guardian of the Urn appears to another of the thieves, Wesley, and places a spider on his chest. The spider delivers a fatal bite as Clay and Palmer escape. Palmer is the only one who witnesses Wesley’s death. Three days later, Clay appears at the Halliwell Manor; he turns out to be an ex-boyfriend of Phoebe.