May I skip this episode? Please? *Sigh* I really didn’t like it. It wasn’t a complete mess, but the cons definitely outnumbered the pros. It was one of the worst episodes in the marathon.
Well, let’s get this over with.
Bloom’s back with the Winx Club! To celebrate, the girls get together at her house for a pizza party. This is when the Bloom worship begins. While blending the sauce, Tecna says — in her robotic way — the harmony of the group was out of whack without her. (I think Bloom was planning to leave for good.)
The six fairies almost wreck the kitchen but still manage to make a decent, cheese-less pizza, which Bloom duplicates so everyone can have their own. Stella proposes a toast to her BFF, calling her a “fearless leader” and “the greatest friend in the world.” Cheers to that! Hurray for Bloom! “For she’s a jolly good fairy! For she’s —” Okay, that’s enough. 😕
Quoting Stormy: “Whoop dee doo.”
Speaking of the Trix, they’re watching the event through Griffin’s Magic Eye. Selina, meanwhile, has snuck off to talk to Acheron, who’s sick of her using the Legendarium for their benefit. Don’t worry, she tells him. It’s just until she gets some of the power they’re collecting from the magic schools. Then she’ll be able to free him.
Stormy finds her and calls her in to join the Winx-mocking. But Selina’s actually jealous of the Winx. She used to laugh with Bloom, too. Awwww. 🙁
After the party, the Winx go to the Forest of Flowers, where Eldora’s cottage is. When they reach her front door, there’s the fairy godmother herself, happily while watering her plants. Boy, is she ditzy! She doesn’t recognize Bloom at first — her name just makes her think of flowers (like everything else). But soon the metaphorical bell rings, and she invites the Winx inside.
Selina starts feeling nervous. If Eldora mentions her, the Trix will find out she knows her! That can’t happen! She secretly casts a spell on the Magic Eye, causing it to blackout.
Not a problem. If the Trix can’t spy on the Winx, they’ll just have to drop in on them. Selina stays behind to find a good story to read.
Now for the interesting part of this episode: her backstory!
When Selina and Bloom were kids, Eldora would watch them play in the Forest of Flowers. She could tell they were both full of magic potential, but Selina would need some extra guidance. So, she became Selina’s fairy godmother.
Eldora was then the keeper of the Alexandria Library. One day, she made the mistake of bringing Selina along to show her the Legendarium. When she read from it, one of the creatures jumped out of the pages! They quickly sent it back in before it could attack. Eldora now knew the book was dangerous, so she left Gardenia to find a way to lock it forever.
As Eldora was coming back, Acheron reached out to Selina from inside the Legendarium. He promised to teach her how to harness its powers and gave her a new type of magic: control over snakes. (Ew.)
Thankfully, Eldora interrupted the conversation. She warned Selina not to go near the book again, but she didn’t listen. Late one night, she stole it and pledged her allegiance to Acheron.
There’s still hope for stopping them: Eldora knows how to lock the Legendarium! Just as she’s about to tell the Winx, the Trix attack the cottage! The Winx transform and knock them around like always. But Selina turns the tide by summoning Ectoplasmic Spectors, evil spirits that used to haunt the Forest of Flowers. These monsters are tough. All the Winx’s attacks go through them!
After half the Winx are knocked out of the sky, Eldora decides enough is enough. She uses the magic of the Luneshas to create an energy wave that wipes out all the Spectors! She’s more powerful than she looks! The Trix get scared and retreat.
Eldora feels her cottage isn’t safe anymore, since her enemies now know where it is. She and the Winx need a new meeting place. How about Bloom’s house? (Since the Trix have never been there before. 🙄 )
Ugh. What a lame episode. All it did was make me want a slice of pizza. 😕
My main complaints:
- Too much Bloom worship: “A fearless leader?” “The greatest friend in the world?” Nickbow, please stop! This show’s not all about her — at least not anymore. Do you care about the other Winx at all?
- Too much filler: It took ten minutes to get to something important in this episode. Ten minutes. That’s about halfway! Aside from the Winx meeting Eldora and learning what happened to Selina, everything else could have been shortened or cut. Yes, even the “Monster of the Week” fight. Speaking of which…
- The ending: Why did Eldora stand there and watch when she could have beaten the Spectors the whole time? Yes, the Winx had to show off their Bloomix powers this episode, but Nickbow didn’t give us a reason why Eldora would hold back. I might have even settled for something like, “Oh, silly me! Why didn’t I think of this sooner?” She’s scatterbrained, after all. Or maybe since her spell acted a little like the Legendarium, it could have been “forbidden” or “dangerous.” But, no. She helped because…the Trix were cutting into her tea time? Huh?
More thoughts about Eldora. I like her a lot, but her voice got on my nerves after a while. It was cute at first — and then grating. Plus, there’s a limit to how much ditziness a person can handle, and to me, she flew past it. I liked her more when she was serious. Too bad we didn’t get to see as much of that side of her.
As for Selina’s backstory, I was a bit confused. Why did Selina betray Eldora? They were getting along well, and Selina didn’t seem to have a dark past or something like that. She just changed for no reason. It didn’t make sense.
Final thoughts: bad episode. Not worth watching again.
Next episode: “Mythix!” To lock the Legendarium, the Winx must earn a new power (guess what it’s called 😛 ) and enter the Legendarium World. The items that’ll give them this new power are in Roxy’s homeland, Tír na nÓg. Stay tuned for the next review! Read the rest of this post