Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 is here! We know that you already have a plan for the rest of the day, but for those whose Muggle life prevents them from enjoying the show and can’t wait to find out what awaits them, we bring you a spoiler-free season review. Ready?
Here we go!
Bloom’s Growth and Aisha’s First Times
Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 develops the personality of the characters much better while giving a darker tone to both their experiences and their feelings, especially regarding Bloom.
In season 1, fans realized that she had a good heart but, trying to find out and understand her past, she made reckless decisions that ended up costing other people’s lives. Well, season 2 gives Bloom maturity and an awareness that it wasn’t there before.
She’s aware of her past mistakes and feels guilty about it, so much so that she tries to somehow make amends or fix what was broken…only to find that she can’t do it and must live with the consequences of her decisions.
On the happier side of things, Aisha finds her first love. She’s one of my favorites because her evolution and development are evident. We met her a season ago as the rational and studious woman, always the voice of reason, but in this season of Fate: The Winx Saga we know her as something else.
Aisha always had a certain fear of losing control over her life. Because of this, love wasn’t in her plans and it was something she didn’t dare to experience. With love, you can lose control.
However, Grey catches her eye immediately and the two connect. Despite her initial reluctance, Aisha allows herself to let go and live. As Aisha feared, she will end up losing control, and that inevitably touches her heart in a way she will never forget, for better and for worse. These kinds of experiences are part of life and love is a wonderful thing but it can also hurt like hell. At the end of the day, love moves the world, although sometimes it is not enough.
Terra is definitely one of my favorite characters in Fate: The Winx Saga season 2. I always had a soft spot for Terra because it’s one of the first times I’ve seen someone like me represented so faithfully on the screen.
In the cinema and tv world, people with non-normative bodies are usually represented — with honorable exceptions — in two different ways: a funny friend or a rude friend. And they’re always represented by eating or with an obsession with food because, of course, if you have a non-normative body it is because you don’t eat healthily and you gorge yourself on sweets (irony mode on).
However, Fate: The Winx Saga didn’t do that. It showed a normal, sweet, compassionate, brave, and strong teenager with a non-normative body with all the ugly parts included. What are the ugly parts? The insecurity, feeling inferior compared to your friends, bullying…the show never hid to reflect this.
And I like that this season they let Terra be herself. She was so scared… she never received acceptance from others and, by extension, she didn’t even dare to accept herself for who she was, much less expect understanding from others.
Terra has been hurt so much that she always expects the blow in some way, because she knows it’s going to come, she’s used to it coming. But in Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 Terra not only accepts herself, but she receives the love and acceptance from everyone else that she always deserved but never had.
Although it isn’t understood that there are still certain comments regarding Terra in the mouths of her friends. And please, they should do something about her styling NOW.
On the contrary, in Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 there is a scene between Terra and Flora that is one of my favorite scenes of the whole season, it brought tears to my eyes because of so many things…it’s emotional and moving because of what it means. Terra begins to explore a part of herself that she has always kept hidden. Representation matters.
Flora and Her Power
Speaking of Flora, she comes to help Terra, as her family’s situation in Alfea changed for the worse after Rosalind’s takeover. She and Terra are best friends and that tends to make Terra a bit overprotective. Flora is playful and free, so sometimes that causes chaos that Terra sets herself the task of fixing. Also, Flora’s abilities are similar to Terra’s and Terra feels a bit…displaced by that at first.
In the end, the two learn to join forces and work together. Terra understands that she can’t be that overprotective of Flora and Flora learns that she should be less reckless. Although, the line between recklessness and bravery is fine…and Flora will also learn this in one of my favorite scenes of the season.
The Past and the Future
Stella feels a bit lost at the beginning of the season. All her life as she knew it was blown up at the end of season 1. In Fate: The Winx Saga she must find her place in a world where her mother declared war on her and she no longer has Sky’s emotional support.
Stella tries to hold on to the remnants of her former life in the only way she can but she will find an unexpected ally to navigate everything that is happening. Together, they will discover that they are more alike than they thought since both face the contempt of the people who raised them, loneliness, and the rabid need to have a family.
They just deal with it differently. While one found some loyal friends to lean on and decided to fight for the right side, the other tries to achieve her goals no matter what she has to do so… although she may choose the right side in the end.
Musa is one of the Winx who has the most emotional development in Fate: The Winx Saga season 2. Being an empath is not easy for her, especially when everyone around her is so angry and frustrated by Rosalind’s takeover. Musa tries to help by taking matters into her own hands but many times her best intentions have the worst consequences.
There isn’t much about Musa that can be revealed without spoilers, but we can anticipate that the consequences of everything she tries to do catch Musa off guard, and she… doesn’t know how to handle it or who to talk to.
Only one person knows how to see through it and realize what is happening. That person doesn’t question her, or judge her, he just lets her be, the way she wants, and that’s a breath of fresh air for Musa who becomes overwhelmed with the expectations that everyone places on her. And yes, that person is Riven. This brings us straight to our next section.
Rivusa and Skloom For the Win?
Riven follows in the footsteps of the tormented man who covers his insecurities and feelings with bravado and cruelty that we met in Fate: The Winx Saga season 1. He continues to be entangled with Bellatrix and Dane in a rather toxic love trio. The three of them use each other to try to forget about their problems instead of facing them.
By now, you know that Riven is going to take an interest in Flora. She is a very pretty girl who captures his attention and his intention with her is the same as with all of them: to have a fun time, although it will not be easy for him thanks to Terra. While Flora just wants to be friends with Riven and go a bit off script every once in a while, there’s an odd feeling between Terra and Riven.
Terra remembers very well when he rejected her in every possible way and he feels that Terra is a constant reminder of all his bad decisions. She thinks the worst of him and Riven feels bad about it because he hates that others think of him that way but, at the same time, he doesn’t do anything to change that, rather the opposite. In any case, the fun with Flora seems like something that can turn into a friendship over time, although it doesn’t seem like anything beyond that.
The one who does seem to have an emotional connection with Riven is Musa. He saw her at her lowest point and didn’t judge her, just helped her without asking, even saving her on several occasions when he saw that she was about to collapse. This brings them together in an unexpected way.
Musa begins to learn how to fight and shows Riven what she is capable of and he… well, let’s just say Rivusa is coming. Of course, it’s only the beginning but quite interesting things are glimpsed there because in this season of Fate: The Winx Saga Musa found in Riven the only person with whom she could be herself… it’s only a matter of time before Riven feels the same way about her.
The couple that sails through calmer waters is Skloom. However, appearances are deceiving. They’re both dealing with a lot of intense and conflicting emotions that keep them from being at their best.
Bloom feels guilty and is hell-bent on ending Rosalind no matter the cost, while Sky must deal with the consequences of learning the truth about Andreas and what it means for his relationship with Silva. Only together do they find peace. The truth is that both share very sweet and tender moments, but the feelings they face will force them to make decisions that will not be turned back.
Rosalind May Is Not *Exactly* What She Seems
If you all thought that Rosalind was the worst thing that could happen to Alfea, you may be wrong. She’s definitely a villain, but the type who thinks that any sacrifice is valid to take down an enemy that puts them all in danger.
And while you obviously can’t help but hate Rosalind, Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 does make you empathize with her and her actions. Even if you don’t agree with them, you come to understand them, a little bit at least.
Overall, the season has surprising plot twists and a darkness that wasn’t present in season 1. Fate: The Winx Saga season 1 had the luminosity of a shiny new path opening up before Bloom and season 2 has the darkness of having traveled that path and having barely survived, with luggage on your back that you will never let go of completely.
The new characters bring freshness and some twists you don’t see coming as they intersect with characters we love — and hate — who have wonderful progression, so much so that we explore the darkness inherent in them while some villains try to explore their light. The show corrects its biggest mistakes, although it still maintains others that must end at this time. The powers and special effects have been greatly improved, as have the stunts.
And the ending is clearly posed towards another season, in fact, you can see the threads that they would pull in case Fate: The Winx Saga season 3 existed but, at the same time, it can be considered as a definitive ending, although it will definitely bittersweet if that’s the case.