Once again, we’re here to break down everything about Fate: The Winx Saga! It’s the turn of episode 4. It’s one of the best episodes of the season and here we make sense of many things and characters … in addition to discovering a few more secrets but … is everything as it seems?
Here we go!
The episode begins with Farah, Harvey, and Silva doing damage control and trying to find out what exactly happened in Farah’s office and where Callum is. Thanks to Harvey, they discover that a fairy killed him. So they devise a plan to find out who it was, taking advantage of the assembly … but nothing works out for them because Bellatrix is not there.
Speaking of Bellatrix, after learning that Bloom is an exchanged thanks to Riven – who has been in charge of proclaiming it to all – she does not stop looking for information about Bloom. Deep down, she believes that there is something that ties their past together and what little she finds out fits that … although she still doesn’t know exactly how to put the pieces together.
Meanwhile, she, Riven and Dane are still immersed in that toxic relationship they have … which is now beginning to give them problems. And I’m glad, it’s time for them to wake up at once. While Riven has a big showdown with Sky, which we’ll talk about later, Dane tries to get Terra to forgive him for being an asshole and laughing at her.
And I’m so proud of her, but so proud. She doesn’t take any shit from Dane, nor does she lower herself at any point. She makes it clear to him that she is a good person, contrary to what he has shown … and that she doesn’t want to continue discovering what he has to offer.
Terra is sure of herself, confident and has realized that it is Dane who is not worth it and it is she who rejects him, because such an asshole doesn’t interest her, even to go to the corner with him. She knows that he is the one who is not worth it, not her, and she respects herself enough not to want to know more about him. Also, she advises him not to trust just anyone … those whom he now calls friends, actually are not. Bravo, my girl! I want to hug her very tight because I love her even more than before. Yaaas, queen!
On the other hand, Sky is next to Stella waiting for Queen Luna, Stella’s mother, to appear again. And she knows what she’s coming for: to monitor her progress. Sky wants to know if Stella tipped off the rest of the Winx and her response is enlightening. She doesn’t need them because she has him. It is this dependent relationship that doesn’t allow either of them to advance.
Queen Luna arrives and what Stella fears happened: they put her to the test. And while Farah is proud of her progress, her mother ridicules her, humiliates her, despises her and makes her feel like she is useless because she is not strong enough. Farah tries to defend Stella, after all, she blinded a burnout with extraordinary precision. But Luna doesn’t want to hear any of that and terrifies Stella with her power, makes her feel small, insignificant. And I hate her for doing that to Stella. That woman doesn’t deserve to be called a mother. She is cruel and a monster.
When Stella leaves there, she puts her facade back in her place to fool Aisha, who overheard everything. Again, Stella still thinks that the only one she can vent to is Sky, that’s why she calls him … even though he doesn’t come. She doesn’t let other people besides him get to know her and be able to support her.
Inside Farah’s office, things are no better. Luna has been disappointed with Stella’s progress and she does not hesitate to threaten Farah, it would be easy to take away everything she has achieved … and we do not know how certain this threat is until a little later.
But first, Luna takes the matter of Stella in her own hands and forces her to leave with her, without letting her say goodbye to the Winx. And she really wanted to say goodbye … she did not want them to enter her heart but they did, they have been through a lot together in such a short time and if she could only see them one last time, say goodbye … she would explain everything. But it is already too late. Or is it not?
In another vein, Aisha becomes Farah’s assistant so she can spy on her and tell Bloom if she sees something suspicious. This is how they find out about Callum’s death and the two decide to split up. Aisha will cover for her while Bloom investigates in the east wing. Right there she meets Sky and he takes an interest in her. He knows her and knows that it must not be easy for her to hear all those whispers and, for the first time, Bloom agrees and tells someone what she is really feeling. Only to him.
They go looking, they find a photo of Sky’s father with Rosalind and the others and I find it interesting how Sky paraphrases everything that has been repeated to him over and over again about his father but, for the first time, he says out loud something that he had not told nobody: in reality, he did not know him, he does not know who or what he was like, Alfea is his home and he does not know anything else. So just imagine how difficult it is for Bloom to know absolutely nothing about her past. He only opens up to her.
That’s when Bellatrix and Riven join the small committee and she urges them to keep looking, just to see if her suspicions are true … and, to do this, she sacrifices Riven’s pawn by telling Bloom that it was he who spread the rumor that she is a exchanged. Of course, Sky does not take long to confront him and that Riven calls him “saint” already gives us a clue that he hides several things deep inside that are about to explode … something that we will analyze later.
For now, Bloom and Bellatrix are left alone and Bellatrix is more and more sure that her suspicions are true. Bloom was born to Aster Dell, just like her. Bellatrix wants to take her there although Bloom, with a good mind, seems to distrust but, in the end, she ends up accepting. While the Winx and Sky find out that something is wrong … because of Bellatrix, and that she killed Callum, so they warn Farah about what is happening.
Meanwhile, Bellatrix and Bloom arrive at Aster Dell … or what’s left of it. That’s when we start to understand Bellatrix. Farah, Harvey, and Silva burned the city to the ground, killing everyone there, despite Rosalind’s warnings, thereby killing Bellatrix’s parents. Bloom doesn’t want to believe it because, even though she knows that Farah hides things from her, that all of her teachers are murderers is something very different, but everything seems to fit.
But is it true? What is certain is that now we understand Bellatrix much better. She believes that she is doing the right thing by avenging the murder of her parents. She wants nothing but revenge because they took everything from her and she is willing to pay any price. I don’t agree with her actions but I understand them.
In the end, Farah catches Bellatrix and Bloom defends her in front of the rest of the Winx … and they are shocked, mostly because they don’t understand Bloom defending her after she killed Callum. However, Bloom doesn’t take this for granted and … she doesn’t tell anyone… not even to Sky when he takes an interest in her after feeling guilty about leaving her alone.
And this seems very bad to me. They are her friends, she can trust them, but she can’t trust Bellatrix. So here Bloom starts to exasperate me and make me quite angry.
Turning back to Riven and Sky, having learned that Riven had opened his mouth about Bloom, Sky did not hesitate to confront him. And I find everything Riven says curious. He is kind of waiting for Sky to tell him that he sucks and Sky is not hiding. Honestly, I wouldn’t either. It’s not that Riven is garbage, but that he behaves like one.
However, it hurts a bit that Sky tells him that he was always one and that he is worse since he slept with Bellatrix. I mean, you hope your best friend knows you better than that and tries to get to the root of the problem. But I agree with what Sky says about Bellatrix, she brings out and empowers the worst side of Riven. They have a toxic relationship. That’s why Riven’s answer is important.
We see that, for him, Bellatrix is the only one who likes him because of who he is. But I do not agree. Bellatrix doesn’t know him or have an interest in him, she just stays on the surface that Riven chooses to show. But that’s his choice, he’s really not like that. And the real problem here is that Riven thinks so because, if everyone tells you and thinks that you are garbage, in the end you end up thinking that you are and you do not look further, nor do you think that you deserve anything more.
This hurts Sky because Riven is his friend, or so he thought … and he loves him just the way he is. But Riven always felt that Sky believed himself better than him. Kinder, sweeter, with a better moral compass … Riven sees himself as the villain and Sky as the hero and he thinks Sky thinks the same. But it’s not like that, Sky doesn’t really think that about him. It’s just Riven’s own fears and his self-loathing.
And then, being attacked, Riven attacks harder. Sky has a girlfriend and he keeps chasing Bloom, Sky tries to deny him but nobody believes him. Everyone has noticed, including Stella and because of that … she told him that Bloom was a exchanged. Like some kind of revenge. And Sky is speechless.
The two of them meet again later when Sky goes to look for Bloom but Stella was right there and she feels hurt that she has asked him for help and has ignored her but she is looking for Bloom. This hurts Stella and it disappoints her … she thought she could count on him, he is the only thing she has, her safety net but … he has failed her.
However, Sky has his own dose of anger at Stella. She told Riven that Bloom was a exchanged, she betrayed her friend. She tries to defend herself, she didn’t want to hurt Bloom. And it is true, she did not want to do it … only that they have always taught her to enhance the negative aspects of her temperament and she gets carried away without thinking, then she regrets but … the damage is done. The question is, does that justify everything?
That is, we understand Stella, the pressure she is subjected to, her training as a fairy, her monstrous mother but, eventually, she has to take charge of her own actions and the mistakes she makes due to her impulsiveness. What Sky says to Stella, comparing her to her mother is … cruel but he’s partly right. Stella can also be very cruel when she wants and must take care of it and change it, to really avoid being like her mother because her mother hurts her does not give Stella a right to hurt to others.
And really Sky is confident that Stella will change by herself … it’s too late for him. At last, he decides to break up with her and cut that toxic and dependent bond they have with each other. And I’m glad because neither of them can really grow and mature until they get away from each other.
Musa and Sam continue their love affair. It is exciting, vibrant, new, passionate … but soon there are problems in paradise. Sam wants to tell Terra and everyone now but Musa refuses for the same reason as always: she would feeling everything. And she wants to keep what they have just for themselves, for her, a little longer. And I can understand that, but this reason is a bit absurd because everyone will end up finding out anyway, including Terra and everyone will have opinions.
That is, sooner or later, they will have to face that. It is inevitable. And if Terra finds out by someone other than them it will be much worse. So there is no point in keeping it hidden. For example, what happens between Terra and her father.
She knows that he is hiding something from her and she just wants him not to lie to her. Even if he can’t tell her, she wants him tell her that, but not deny to her face that something is happening because she could always trust him, and now she’s not so sure that she can. For Terra there is no justification in a lie to someone you care about, only excuses, but if you really care about someone, you do not lie to them.
And here I disagree with her. You can lie to someone you care about. It is true that the reasons that seem good to you are not always so, because lying and especially to someone you love, is not the right thing to do. But you can feel trapped, with no other way out, even ashamed, afraid of disappointment … and you lie. That doesn’t mean that you don’t care about that person just that … you made a mistake. Things are not black or white, there is a whole lot of gray.
In the end, listening to Terra, Musa decides to tell her everything … and she reacts better than Musa expected. She is happy that her best friend and her brother are happy together. And that’s why we love her.
The last minutes of the episode are frantic and we discover a truth that leaves us open-mouthed and saddens us at the same time: Silva, after the party from the previous episode, ordered Sky to keep an eye on Bloom and gain her trust.
I mean, much of what has happened between them stems from a lie … it’s just not. Yes, Sky’s motives may not have been legitimate at first but he … already had feelings for her and being around her only made him fall more and more in love with Bloom. What he feels for her is sincere, only that, perhaps, is not enough. What Sky should do is not hide all this from Bloom any longer, tell her, ask her forgiveness and pray that she forgives him and believes that what he feels is sincere.
Because he is sincere, you just have to see him. His eyes don’t lie and every time Sky looks at her … you just see that he loves her unequivocally, as clear as crystal. But things are not always as easy as looking into the eyes.
Sky complains that Silva did not to tell him that Bloom was in danger. He loves her and knowing that he was about to lose her just because he didn’t know she was in danger … he can’t believe that his own father did something like that to him. And Silva is aware of what Sky feels for Bloom, he has to be. That is why I find it cruel that he made Sky deceive her in this way and that he also makes it clear to him in this scene that his loyalty is to him and Alfea and that, sometimes, soldiers must follow orders … no matter how tough they are.
That may be a speech and orders from a commander to his soldier but Sky is much more than that. Sky is his son and he is making him choose between him, a father he loves, and the girl he has a crush on her. It is cruel and unfair and Silva is wrong in choosing to treat Sky like a soldier when he is his own child. He should be there as a father, not as a commander.
At the end of the episode, we see a confrontation between Farah and Bloom. Farah knows that Bloom is hiding something important from her by being so mysterious about what happened to Bellatrix and Bloom is convinced that everything Bellatrix told her is true and she forgets her plans. Their mistrust is palpable in the air, so much so that Farah calls Bloom’s parents to try to help her keep Bloom more in control.
And here both are wrong. Bloom, for her part, should listen to all versions of the story and not trust Bellatrix or anyone, but herself. She should form an opinion for herself because Farah may be keeping things from her but Bellatrix isn’t exactly to be trusted either. As for Farah, Bloom deserves to know the truth and so much secrecy and her determination to hide everything makes Bloom think only of getting answers … whatever the price. Which can be a potential disaster. Both deserve an honest conversation.
In this episode is when we begin to understand everything, both Alfea’s past and some specific characters. Suddenly villains who seemed just plain bad aren’t so bad, we can understand their motivations even if we don’t share their actions. And long-buried feelings come to light, changing the game board.
Here, ends the review of episode 4. Stay tuned for our episode 5 review tomorrow! That episode is amazing.