We come to the season finale of Fate: The Winx Saga! Time has passed very quickly … and we are here. This episode is one of the best of the entire season. Some secrets are revealed and it leaves many questions unanswered as the characters finally find themselves and their path.
Here we go!
The episode begins right where the previous one ended. Rosalind is communicating with Bloom and manages to convince Bloom to see her free, making Bloom allow herself to be carried away by her power, just like her … and Bloom succeeds. She lets herself be guided and manipulated by Rosalind until she is fed up, so much so that they go to the stone circle and Rosalind restores her powers. And I wonder “where is our Bloom?” Because this person is not her.
But, at least, Bloom did not completely lose her common sense and begins to suspect Rosalind, so she tells her that the inhabitants of Aster Dell were blood witches something that, frankly, I don’t believe at all. In addition, she also reveals to her that she is the reason why the burned are in Alfea, something that is true … because it can be intuited from the beginning.
However, I don’t like Rosalind’s lessons for Bloom at all. She is making her relinquish control … so she can do the worst possible damage and I’m sure her intentions are not good.
At last, Bloom uses her brain and rebels against Rosalind because she realizes that she is being manipulated. Too bad this only lasts a moment because Rosalind is able to easily manipulate her again … and honestly, it makes me want to shake Bloom out of being such an idiot. Especially since even the fact that Rosalind does not want to help her with the burns does not make her suspicious. I don’t know what else she needs.
While Bloom lives her own adventure, the Winx are not in the best situation. They can’t find Bellatrix and Farah is furious with them … thanks to Aisha. Something that Stella doesn’t hesitate to point out and I support her completely. Aisha wasn’t a good friend.
The point is, Harvey locks them all up and is very disappointed in his daughter … but our queen Terra has things to say too. She is also disappointed in her father because, for the first time, she can not trust him. He should have told her everything. And I agree.
When they are left alone, Stella returns to talk to Aisha and she tries to explain that Farah doesn’t need any more worries and that Bloom is being selfish. And I think Aisha has a point here. Bloom is being selfish because she doesn’t care about the mess she is causing just because of her impatience for answers. What’s more, I would add stupid too. However, that doesn’t justify what Aisha did. She should have behaved like a friend no matter what and she didn’t. There are no excuses for that.
The problems don’t stop growing … there is a burned one in Alfea and he manages to hurt Sam. The Winx do what they can, but he is dying. Sky helps them out of there and they manage to bring Sam to Harvey … but he’s already in very bad shape. Terra and Musa stay by his side but when Musa has to do something else … she just can’t.
And neither Terra nor we understand why … until Musa explains it to Terra. She watched her mother die. She felt it. And just to think that she should do the same with Sam, that she must have felt another loved one die … it’s too much and she just … she can’t bear it. And Terra is wonderful and she doesn’t ask her to do it.
But I’m really proud of Musa because she manages to overcome her fears, her own demons, and puts Sam ahead of her. That is what love is, after all, that the life and well-being of the other matters more than yours, even if it hurts.
Terra wants to fight. She is tired of sitting and waiting and she makes it very clear to her father that she is no longer a little girl … she is a trained fairy and she is going to defend Alfea and everyone else. Her father knows it, for once he really knows it and understands that his little girl … is not so little anymore and that he has to stop treating her as if she were. However, now she needs him to fight for Sam … so Terra stays with her brother until he recovers.
And we like this, we understand it, Sam is her brother … but we would have liked to see Terra and the other Winx fight in addition to Bloom. We were left with the desire to see them join their powers. Hopefully they will in season 2.
Father and son, AKA Silva and Sky have a somewhat … tense conversation. Silva is upset that Sky hasn’t told him anything about what happened with Bloom but Sky isn’t around for that shit anymore. Even though he is angry with her, he loves Bloom and does not plan to play that game anymore. In addition, Silva is not the one to reproach him because he also has secrets, like Aster Dell. And Silva wants to tell Sky everything … but not now.
However, things are never that easy. The burned ones approach Alfea and they are too few specialists to kill them all. He may be dead before long … and first of all, he wants to tell Sky the truth. He deserves to know. In Aster Dell his father died … by his hand.
The truth is that, in my opinion, Silva did the right thing. Sky’s father was determined to kill him and kill the inhabitants of Aster Dell. Silva only defended himself and defended the people of that city. It was a life and death situation. It was his friend or himself … and Silva defended himself legitimately. It was not a cold-blooded murder. But Silva feels guilty because he doesn’t see the details, just that he was his best friend, Sky’s father and he just … killed him. He has carried the weight of that secret and his own guilt for 16 years. And at some point, deep within him, he feels liberated by confessing it to Sky.
But how does Sky feel? He feels so many things. He feels pain because the man who raised him killed his real father, but he also feels betrayed, hurt and disappointed because Silva did not tell him the truth before and because he always told him that his father was a hero and in reality, died fighting to kill innocent people, like a true fanatic.
He feels that Silva lied to him in every way but, at the same time, he has always tried to be like his father. He felt that being his father’s son was tantamount to certain expectations of him, including from Silva. As he told Bloom in the previous episode, he always struggled to measure up to his father and now he finds out that he was just a murderer.
It’s too … too much to take in right now for Sky and he doesn’t even know what to think or feel. That is why he cannot discuss the matter with Silva. He’s not yet … he’s not ready. And Silva respects that only he wants him to know that everything he did … he did it thinking of doing good, even if he was wrong. But things are never that simple.
Silva and Sky won’t have time to talk and forgive each other … not now. Because Sky’s father is alive, he was the man who raised Bellatrix and Queen Luna takes advantage of it to arrest Silva, with Rosalind’s approval.
This leaves us with our mouths open and crying profusely. Why? These scriptwriters like to make us suffer. In my opinion, Andreas, Sky’s father, was better off dead. It turns out that he doesn’t deserve to be called anyone’s father. Not only did he not hesitate to kill innocent people in Aster Dell but he abandoned his own son to be raised by a stranger without a second thought, all to follow Rosalind’s orders.
I honestly don’t know if this human spoil is, you know, human or a robot that is only capable of following orders. No honor or order is worth so much as abandoning your own child. Sky’s real father is Silva. He was wrong on several occasions but he raised him, he was always there for him and Sky became the lovable man he is thanks to him. This Andreas is just a stranger and, to me, a murderer. And he, along with Rosalind and Luna can fuck off!
On the other hand, I’m very disappointed that Sky does not tell Bloom anything about what Silva confessed to him, especially since they promised each other that there would be no more secrets or half truths between them, so I do not understand why Sky is keeping this from her, when clearly they are already romantically involved – happy dance here! -and he prefers to tell her that he is fine when he clearly is not. Bloom deserves better than that and he should let her support him and be there for him. They have already proven that secrets do not work with them.
Meanwhile, Dane rescued Bellatrix, of course (rolling eyes emoji here) and is trying to heal her. Then Riven appears and he votes to leave her there because she is not worth it. He doesn’t want to see her anymore. But Dane changes his mind. He cares about Bellatrix and knows that Riven feels the same way. That makes Riven stay. He may not want to have anything to do with her but his feelings for her did not disappear from one moment to the next and he is not going to let her die there either, because he is not like her.
That’s when we get another clue about Riven and Terra. He says he spent a lot of time with her there and we can only think “when? And why didn’t we see this? ” Seriously, I wish we had seen those scenes … I really hope they develop this story in season 2.
Dane is still fascinated by Bellatrix and says that she is special. I honestly don’t know what he sees in her because he doesn’t even really know her, but ok. Also, Riven shows his growth by apologizing to Dane. He knows that he was cruel to him and that he enhanced the worst side of him, exactly how Bellatrix did to both of them but Dane denies it. And this reaffirms what I was thinking: Riven didn’t change Dane, he just helped bring out his true self … his true cocoon self of him.
In the end, the two of them get Bellatrix to wake up and she just asks them to listen to Rosalind and join them. At that moment, Rosalind makes her appearance and works magic on them. This scene is somewhat ambiguous. Rosalind may be controlling them … or she just checked that they weren’t going to betray her.
The two options really fit. Because I can believe that Dane blindly accepts Rosalind because he is totally blind right now but Riven had already gotten over that and I can’t believe that he has turned back so quickly and without reason. So either Rosalind is controlling him or he somehow managed to evade her magic and really only agrees to join them to spy on them. I have my hopes pinned on Riven.
In another vein, Sky, of course, is very angry with Bloom. He feels that he opened her heart wide to Bloom, something he hadn’t done with anyone and put everything into that kiss and she … just cheated on him. The kiss was a deception, an illusion, a way to distract him, it was … a lie. And that is killing him.
Bloom tries to explain to him that it wasn’t like that and that it meant something to her too. It meant everything. She just needs Sky to believe her … but Sky can’t, no more. Bloom tries to excuse herself, to tell him that Sky would have stopped her, treating her like a lady in need of protection when Rosalind lied for good reason.
But the truth is that Sky would have stopped her, yes, but not to protect her, if not because what she was doing, what she did, was not the right thing to do. It was typical of someone impulsive, who acts regardless of the consequences or the disaster that he/she may cause and does not know who to trust. Because, despite everything, she still excuses Rosalind, someone she doesn’t know … while she doesn’t even give Farah a chance.
And I find Sky’s answer very interesting. He tells her that just because someone believes that what she/he did is okay, it doesn’t mean that it is. And here’s the heart of the matter. This is what it’s all about. For Rosalind, the end justifies the means so everything she does, no matter how bad it is, for her it will be justified. Bloom was behaving the same way. But Sky thinks like me: the end does not justify the means and yes, everyone did what they believed best but there is a difference between crossing the line and not crossing it.
Later, Bloom tries again to talk to Sky. She desperately needs him to believe her because she is going to do something crazy again and it may be the last. She may die and she doesn’t want to end things like that between them. She doesn’t want Sky to think that she doesn’t care and that she doesn’t feel the same way about him as he does about her. But Sky just can’t trust her … until Bloom kisses him and makes him feel through her kiss everything that she can’t say with her words. And us thinking that we couldn’t love them more … but yes.
That is when Sky believes her and makes it clear that he is there for whatever she needs … and Bloom needs him. She’s going to do something crazy but this time she won’t be alone … she’ll have her friends backing her up.
Talking about her friends, Aisha and Stella clash again about Aisha’s bad decision and she feels bad, she knows she made a mistake and we are happy, honestly, she accepts her mistake and asks for forgiveness. They can’t let Bloom go alone to face the burned … and Bloom does not want to go alone. Not this time. Never again. Speaking of character growth …
So the three of them prepare a trap for the burned. They make them follow Bloom until she feels her full power for the first time, she lets herself be carried away by that flame that burns inside her … and transforms into a fairy with wings, the first to do so in a long time … killing those burned in the process, while we discover they were soldiers at one point … another mystery for season 2.
And we love this scene. Absolutely everything … she blew us away because it is PERFECT.
In another vein, I’m really proud of how the story between Sky and Stella ended. He cares for her, he always will, she is his friend and very important in his life. Now more than ever because her mother is going back. And he offers to help her, to hide her. No matter what happened between them, he will be there for her whenever she needs him.
And here we clearly see Stella’s growth and maturity. A part of her wants to accept that help. It’s familiar, easy, but she knows she shouldn’t do it. Breaking that codependent and toxic relationship between them was the best. They must be friends, nothing more. They shouldn’t have come back together. They both clung to each other for different reasons but that was not healthy. Stella must learn to cope alone … but knowing that she is not alone because she has her friends there if she needs support. SO, PROUD MAMA HERE! Seriously, I’m going to cry with you, Stella …
Also, Stella gives Sky the blessing on his relationship with Bloom, in her way. This was something that held Sky back even though he wasn’t aware of it. They meant a lot to each other and he does not want to harm Stella in any way and she is friends with Bloom … he also does not want to do anything that causes problems between them, now that they are so close and that they have found each other. But Stella says “go ahead, that’s fine” and it’s just what Sky needs … even though he didn’t know he needed it.
On the other hand, Bloom tells Farah everything Rosalind confessed about Aster Dell but she doubts her and, frankly, I do too. There are things that do not fit in that story of the blood witches. Bloom may have been kidnapped but what about Bellatrix? If it’s true about the blood witches, Bellatrix is one of them or she should be another kidnapped fairy. Or maybe Bellatrix isn’t from Aster Dell and Rosalind is lying about it.
The fact is that in that story there are things that do not fit and it is clear that Rosalind is lying about some things … or maybe completely. I think she simply told Bloom this because she knew that otherwise she would not help her, because Bloom would see her for who she is: a murderer. And Rosalind needed help. I don’t trust Rosalind and I never will. It’s clear that she manipulated Bloom and has always been manipulating Bellatrix and everyone around her.
Also, even if they were blood witches, did that make them worthy of dying? I don’t think so either … and everyone seems like “ah! Were they blood witches? Then everything is fine.”
As if that were not enough, Farah makes a point when she questions Bloom that if Rosalind is so good, why is she not helping them with the burned … also, it is there where Bloom realizes that what Rosalind is actually doing is to help the burned to attack Alfea, direct them there. It is then that Bloom finally comes to her senses and realizes what a harpy Rosalind really is and stops trusting her, knowing where her loyalty must lie. And it was about damn time!
After talking to Bloom, near the end of the episode, Farah tells Silva about all this. And that makes him feel even more guilty. After all, he killed his best friend to defend the inhabitants of Aster Dell, to try to stop him from killing them. And if they were blood witches … he killed his friend for what he considers nothing. He took Sky from his father for nothing.
Before he felt guilty for having done it but, at least, he had the comfort of knowing that he went for a good reason and that it was worth it. That helped him to live with himself, to get up each day without breaking down from guilt. But now, knowing what he knows, it is as if everything has disappeared and instead of having to do something horrible for a greater good he alone feels that he did something horrible. And that is killing him. All the guilt he feels comes back with a vengeance.
On her part, at the end of the episode, Bloom finally begins to have common sense again and apologizes to Farah for all of her mistakes. She knows that she should have at least given her the benefit of the doubt because Farah helped her where she could from the beginning and brought her to Alfea, her home, the place where she discovered who she is, her place in the world. And Farah didn’t deserve that she didn’t trust her.
Farah, on her part, made mistakes too. She should have been more open with Bloom from the beginning and told her everything she knew. After all, Bloom deserved to know those answers, she needed them. It was her past … and the secrets they hold from her also belong to her. And Farah really regrets that this way of protecting that past so jealously, for fear of the consequences of reviving it, has caused someone she cares about (Bloom) taking so many risks to find out the truth.
So they both apologize and hug. And that hug is wonderful because it is motherly. After all, Farah was, in her own way, a mentor to Bloom, almost a second mother who guided her through this strange world until she was able to fly alone.
And now, without any reproach between them, Bloom decides to tell her parents the whole truth. Who is she, what happened to their real daughter … and that it was she who started the fire. It is not easy and it will be painful, but Farah supports her. She knows that everyone needs that truth to come out. It’s time to put the cards on the table.
So Bloom heads to her parents’ house … but she’s bringing backup. All the Winx are there with her, to support her and to simply be by her side. And this is a great character growth because before, Bloom was not only lonely, she felt lonely but now she knows that she has people to count on but, most importantly, she feels that way. She found her place in her world in Alfea and also with the Winx, they understand her, support her and she finally feels like herself. She finally feels that she doesn’t have to pretend to adjust. Her friends love her just the way she is and will always support her. And I’m very proud of my baby Bloom.
Unsurprisingly, Bloom’s revelation to her parents is painful. It’s a lot to take in but her parents love her. She is their daughter, no matter what and that will not change, she is a fairy or whatever, for them she is only their daughter. And they know that the fire was not on purpose … she was an angry teenager with powers that she did not know or know how to control. A part of them will always mourn the daughter they lost but they would not change Bloom for anything. And that moves us to tears.
And that’s when we see the best scene of the show. Simply the Winx, together, laughing and enjoying themselves, being themselves and, for once, without anger, quarrels or secrets between them. They are simply a group of friends enjoying life, without the weight of the world that they often have to carry on their backs. And in an open, sincere way. There are no more secrets or lies, neither between them nor between Bloom and her parents.
They all felt at some point alone or isolated, afraid of letting the world see who and how they are, because not even they knew it. Now all that has changed. They are no longer alone, they have each other and love and accept each other as they are. In fact, in the middle of the road, they inadvertently found themselves and their purpose.
But not everything is rosy, as Rosalind takes control of Alfea, she is one to come face to face with Farah. And finally, Rosalind reveals her motives … or a part of them. The burned army, the threat to Alfea, making Bloom let herself be carried away with her power … it was all a test for Bloom. She can destroy the burned because of her power and she just wanted to know if she would be ready to fight when she has to.
I mean, Rosalind doesn’t care about the consequences of what she’s done. The people who have been injured, the specialists who have died, not even Bloom’s life. She doesn’t care about any of that because for her the end justifies the means. Just like she did in Aster Dell she is able to watch the world burn to the ground if she believes that it will serve a greater purpose. For her, it’s worth it. Neither for Farah nor for me it is. This woman is horrible, disgusting. A true fanatic.
But for Rosalind’s mission to be complete she needs full control of Alfea and Farah is not willing to give it to her so Rosalind does not hesitate to kill her. The truth is that it is too quick an ending for a great character like Farah. She has so much more to bring to this story and her confrontation with Rosalind has felt a bit anticlimactic, after waiting for so long. So I hope that in season 2, they revive Farah in some way because we want her alive!
When the Winx return to Alfea happy and smiling, a reunion with Rosalind and Queen Luna at the head awaits them … and thus they leave us until, hopefully, a season 2.
Things are a mess right now. Dane and Riven are under the influence of Rosalind and Bellatrix although I have my hopes that Riven is spying on them to finish them off from within. Sky’s father, who abandoned his son to raise a stranger, is alive and Silva, Sky’s real father, is incarcerated. Rosalind is the owner and mistress of Alfea and Queen Luna supports her, which means that she has found Stella and something much worse than hell awaits her.
So we need a season 2 ASAP. And with many more episodes. Six episodes have fallen somewhat short. And this episode is one of the best of the entire season because it absolutely EVERYTHING happens in just one hour. Most of the secrets are discovered, they leave us intrigued for a new season, and we recover characters that we almost gave up for lost.
This season has been like the introduction to a much bigger story. This show and this story has enormous potential and we are only beginning to scratch the surface. Does the show have things to improve? Of course. Have they shown us all that this show can do? Of course not. We have seen the potential that this story has while they told us a story that has kept us hooked every second but if they give it a new opportunity, this show has the potential and capacity to be epic.
And here we end our reviews. It has been a pleasure to have shared this experience with you. Not only the reviews but also the wait until the premiere. It was wonderful. Thank you so much for being there, reading, commenting, asking. And I hope we meet again in a season 2! Love you!