Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” is the best episode of the season so far, without a doubt. If we thought that the rules of the game were clear in the previous episode, in this one they give an unexpected twist, and, while some characters trip over the same stone again, others find their truth and tell it to the world. Ready?
Here we go!
Bellatrix´s kidnapping provokes different reactions in several characters in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell.” Furthermore, his kidnapping is the focal point of a chain reaction that changes everything. For her part, Rosalind doesn´t care about Bellatrix’s fate at all, proving that what we said in the previous review was true.
However, Rosalind is quite cunning and gives Bloom just enough information to make her think that she cares so that Bloom trusts her again, which she is succeeding in doing.
Bloom is suddenly receiving some unexpected attention after revealing herself to be the Dragon’s Flame, and while a part of her can’t stand the attention, another part of her enjoys feeling special and useful. Bloom wanted to fix everything and for the first time, she feels that she can.
She even keeps quiet about what she knows about Bellatrix, as Rosalind asks, and although she seems aware of Rosalind’s darkness, she justifies her. I have to say that Bloom disappointed me here because she makes the same mistake over and over again. No matter what Rosalind made it clear she was not to be trusted. Bloom shouldn’t be trusting her so lightly. She should know better.
Rosalind’s counterparts in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” is Stella and Riven. While Riven tries to feign indifference to Bellatrix’s fate, the truth is that he cares for her, despite himself. However, Stella makes her concern more obvious and tries to find out everything she can about Bellatrix, even texting her and I’m dying of love for them.
While Stella searches for answers, Bloom has them and chooses to keep quiet until she has no choice and, of course, everyone feels it as a betrayal and they let her know, especially Stella. She’s worried about Bellatrix on a more personal level than everyone else and knowing that her friend Bloom knew about her kidnapping and didn’t do anything…well, it doesn’t sit well with her.
And she is right. They all have it. I honestly don’t know what the hell Bloom is thinking to trust Rosalind and keep her friends and her boyfriend in the dark. Experience should have shown her that this is not a good idea.
Judging Without Knowing…
But what unnerves me the most about all this is that Bloom still dares to judge Stella and say that her life is easy. Her life may have been full of privilege, but it was never easy. Her mother never loved her, she never had a family or friends to count on and, in part, that was why she treated everyone so badly, to drive them away and make them suffer as she was suffering. So Stella had privileges, but her life was not a bed of roses.
And much less so now that her mother forced her to carry that gem that physically damages her. I love that Stella dots Bloom’s i’s, showing her hypocrisy in certain ways, and finally showing the real reason why she couldn’t go with them to the pub.
She knew that she was going to receive those pitying looks, but she couldn’t keep quiet anymore, not when everyone thinks that her life is a dream when in reality it was a cruel nightmare. She made me cry because my Queen doesn’t deserve this. Stella is one of the most emotionally complex characters on the show and I love her for that.
Saul trains the specialists again in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” as if nothing had happened. However, everything changed. Sky can’t bear to look at him, since he doesn’t believe any of his lessons. Sky doesn’t think Silva has the moral high ground to give lessons. So he is rebellious.
Saul, for his part, understands Sky and his attitude, but tries to balance his understanding as a father with the authority he must exercise as his superior in command. It’s not an easy balance and it makes Sky despise him even more, but Saul is doing what he can.
Sky takes it out on Bloom and she supports him, but also tries to make Sky understand that Silva, in his own way, is taking care of him as a father would. Sky needs the truth that she encapsulates in this sentence and we love that Bloom is not only there to hug and comfort him but also to tell him the truth when he needs it.
Guilts and Truths
Musa is not having a good time in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell.” In addition to the breakup with Sam and his departure, she feels guilty for everything that happened. Terra blames her too and that makes her feel worse.
Meanwhile, Dane tries to make her see that it wasn’t her fault. And I have a middle position here. I think it cannot and should not be denied that Musa’s actions contributed to everything that happened. Furthermore, it is good that she is aware of it so that she doesn´t use her powers lightly. However, it also can’t be ignored that Sam’s departure was for much more than what Musa was doing.
So I think that both Terra and Dane are somewhat right in their assessments, but Terra is being too harsh and unfair to Musa, and Dane is accommodating. What stands out the most is Terra’s toughness and anger, though.
Flora had never seen her so angry and tries to reassure her. Normally, the sadness of losing her brother and her father leads her to behave like this, but that is not her. Soon, Terra has something else to worry about: Flora has a date with Riven.
Flora knew that Terra wasn’t going to like it and that’s why she didn’t want to tell her, but she doesn’t have to hide it either. And Terra, although she is upset, bites her tongue not to say what she thinks. She knows that Flora is a big girl and she should let her make her own decisions.
Dances and Responsibilities
Despite the problems, everyone in Alfea is allowed to have fun for a night in a pub in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell.” Although neither is having a particularly good time at first. Bloom is too focused on knowing how to use her power to trap the blood witches to feel like she finally fixed what she broke in the first place. Sky, on the other hand, is too angry with Silva to enjoy a dance.
For their part, Aisha and Gray finally dare to take another step, but they do it their way, into the water that brought them together. It’s quite cute to see Aisha so shy taking such a big leap of faith with Grey. She is trying to overcome her fears and learning to trust him. And Gray is doing his thing by opening up to her and telling her part of his sad story. Babies.
However, one of the biggest dramas with a beautiful resolution in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” comes from Riven, Terra, and Flora. Terra, even though she tried, can’t keep quiet knowing that Flora is walking into the lion’s den. So she acts overprotective and warns Riven not to hurt Flora and stay away from her. Riven, for his part, is pretty tired of everyone thinking the worst of him, but he doesn’t do much to keep it from that either.
Of course, Flora finds out about all this when she sees Riven walk away from her and tells Terra not to interfere in her life. And Flora is right. I mean, I understand that Terra warned Riven not to hurt Flora, we all would have done the same, but she shouldn’t have stopped him from getting close to her. Flora is a big girl and she is the one who has to decide what to do. Terra can’t control her to that extent.
In the end, Terra explodes about how she feels whenever Flora is around. In the end, she always takes it upon herself to clean up the mess she leaves around her.
Flora acknowledges the motive for Terra’s actions, but not the background. Terra is jealous of her, yes, but not for Riven, but her freedom. Flora is not afraid to be free and do what comes from her heart, even if it is something potentially disastrous.
Flora is free to be herself while Terra has always repressed a part of her. She did it out of fear of the reactions of the people she loves and out of fear of rejection. Terra did it because she never felt like she could do anything else.
But seeing Flora’s freedom made Terra take the final step of coming out and not hiding anymore. People who truly love her will love her just the same. She is who she is and she cannot be lived by pretending to be someone else or repressing a part of her. That is not life.
And this is one of my favorite scenes not only from Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” but the entire season. It´s beautiful and perfect. Terra’s insecurity, the way she gains poise and confidence as she speaks, her fear at first, and her security after because she is telling the truth about herself for the first time… I love it!
But before this happy scene happens, everything changes in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×04 “An Hour Before The Devil Fell” when they go to rescue Bellatrix. The true villain of the season shows his face. Sebastian was not exactly the good boy he seemed and his cruelty knows no bounds. He´s determined to do anything to kill the fairies by using their own magic against them. On this occasion, those who are most affected are Bellatrix, Sky, Andreas, and Musa.
Bellatrix is barely alive when she is rescued, and since Andreas betrayed Rosalind to try to save her daughter, she finds herself in the middle of the rescue possessed by Sebastian. It´s Sky who, at the request of Andreas, finishes him off with no choice. But Sky will not be able to forget that he was forced to take his father’s life. He doesn’t deserve this. As for Andreas, he was an idiot, but at least he tried to protect someone he loved in the end.
As for Musa, we don’t know what’s going on, but it doesn’t seem like her loss of magic this time is temporary, as hurt as she is. This scene was a roller coaster of emotions. First, screaming at Rivusa and then, screaming for Musa. Nothing can happen to her!
PS: Terra is better dressed for the pub party than for the banquet in the previous episode. We said what we said.