Guest Posts
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As you know, I’ve stopped writing episode reviews. But last week, a Winx fan named Will N. emailed me with a suggestion: how about guest episode reviews? Why not? Great idea!

Here’s Will’s review of “Baby Winx” (7X20). If you’d like to submit an episode review, too, email it to [email protected].


Review of Episode 7X20: “Baby Winx”

By: Will N.

Quick Recap: Back on Earth again (yawn!). The Winx are helping Roxy with an animal show to benefit the rescue park. Meanwhile, Kalshara and Brafilius try to cause trouble in any way possible like always (yawn again!), still searching for that First Color of the Universe. (How long is this search gonna last? Even Ogron didn’t waste this long trying to accomplish his goals.) This time, however, it involves the Winx being turned into seven-year-olds, and circus hijinks ensue as part of the benefits program.

Observations

  • Brafilius actually doing something smart for once. Too bad he has to undo it almost immediately.
  • Well, I guess the people who said Butterflix was based off circus clowns were right ūüėõ
  • Are the guys being designated babysitters now?
  • Roxy’s as sassy as ever. Where was she when we needed her?
  • Why does Sky have to fight with Bloom’s unicorn? What does Elas have that Sky doesn’t?
  • Well, at least that Etno Chic outfit wasn’t ditched after two episodes; it stuck around for 4.

Loose ends

  • Sky, you’re clueless to not believe that a 7 year old, who strongly looks like your fianc√©e and has a pet unicorn, is not your fianc√©e turned into a kid when you live in a magical world on a daily basis.
  • Kalshara, you should stop relying on your brother.
  • Apparently, power is not restricted by age. Must be something to do with Believix or Enchantix.
  • Quote: “Yeah, I can’t leave you alone for more than ten minutes.” Well said, Roxy. Well said.
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Wow. You guys loved this pic, didn’t you? ūüėõ All I’m gonna say is I’m glad I don’t pick finalists anymore.

You have 24 hours to pick a winner. If you need to see the captions again, click here. Good luck, everyone!

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Internet News
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Remember those mysterious Baby Winx pictures? They linked¬†to the Winx’s profile pages on WinxClub.com. I guessed Rainbow was about to make new moodboards, and it looks like I was right. In fact, they might be about to revamp the whole design of the pages.

Here are the Winx’s new information cards. They might not be finished yet.

If you scroll over the girls’ faces, you’ll see their Baby Winx pictures. Aw!

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Also, the moodboard galleries are empty again. The “Coming Soon” graphics still link to the old moodboards for now, but that could change.

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Maybe Rainbow’s trying to make the profiles¬†more mobile-friendly, or they’re just updating them for season seven. What do you think of the new look?

Episode Reviews
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Oh, the feels! The feels!

Does anyone say that anymore? Anyway, this episode touches my heart¬†every¬†time I watch it. Especially at the end. Sigh. Oh, Musa.¬†ūüėä

Recap of the last episode: The Winx went to the Middle Ages to find a creature called Quillcat. They found her right away, but she ran off while they were trying to save her from some guards. Luckily, Musa met a minstrel named Orlando who knows the cat personally. He agreed to help the Winx catch her. In exchange, they agreed to play fairies in his play.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

1. Brafilius disrupts¬†Orlando’s play by using magic to make the Winx fly. The captain of the guard recognizes them as the fairies he¬†saw¬†earlier,¬†and he orders his men to arrest them. Thanks to Orlando, they¬†escape. He gives them a ride in his carriage to where he used to meet the Quillcat.

These reviews help¬†me understand¬†things I didn’t realize when I first watched the episodes.¬†I called¬†Brafilius stupid for trying to watch the play from behind the crowd. Look at this wide-open space in the middle!¬†Why didn’t he stand there?

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Because everyone would have seen him, including the Winx. Duh. ūüôĄ¬†Granted, he blew his cover¬†when he made them fly, but at that point, he was trying to cause a scene. (No theater¬†puns intended.)

Props to the captain of the guard. (Wait ‚ÄĒ another theater pun.¬†ūüėĎ) He did what most common¬†folk in magical girl shows never do: figure out the heroes’ identities! Different¬†clothes¬†and wooden wings weren’t¬†enough to fool him.

That’s something I couldn’t stand in¬†season four. If the Winx were trying to hide their identities, why did¬†they:

  • Run¬†a pet shop that let you download pets to your house from the Winx Club website?
  • Go by¬†their real names, which were coincidentally¬†the same as the¬†famous Winx fairies’ names?
  • Call their band The Six Winx?

How on Earth did no one put two and two together? Oh, wait. A¬†few girls recognized Stella in “Magic Lessons” (4X15), but they believed her when she said,¬†“You must have me confused with someone else!” Even after¬†Brandon showed up and called her name! ūüėϬ†Gardenians are dense!

I feel like I’ve ranted about this before…

Anyway, this time, Rainbow dodged that cliché. Thank goodness. Maybe this guard was smarter than I thought.

Except he didn’t hear the talking dog man behind him:

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I take it back.¬†ūüėõ

What should I say about the escape scene? It didn’t go the way most escape scenes do. The guards didn’t follow the Winx¬†(which made no sense), and Orlando tried to catch up with them but outran them instead. It was cute, but not eventful.

2. Orlando and the Winx arrive at a lake. He used to play his lute here when he was young, and the Quillcat came to him every time he played a certain song. Sure enough, the melody summons her again. But Brafilius conjures a pair of sea serpents to ruin the reunion. One of them captures Orlando!

The Winx transform, but they’re afraid to attack for fear they might hit him! Finally, Musa shoots its¬†head and frees him. But it snatches her up moments later! She tells¬†Orlando¬†to hurry and save the Quillcat, who ran away again.

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How gorgeous¬†is this place? I love the art in this show. And combined with Orlando’s song, this scene was so beautiful.

Of course, Brafilius had to ruin it.¬†ūüėĎ

The fight against the serpents made no sense to me. What was with the¬†“I don’t wanna hit So-and-So” theme this season? Aisha said it, too, in “A Friend From The Past” (7X05). Both times, the Winx¬†could have attacked the enemy from the sides or behind. Plus, they didn’t hold back¬†when the donkey got¬†captured! (Because who cares about him?)

I¬†guess it was because the serpents were flailing too much. Plus, it seemed like they kept turning to face the Winx, which meant Orlando was always in front of them. Even if that’s it, one girl could have distracted them while the others attacked. C’mon, Winx! You’re smarter¬†fighters than this!

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