Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches” ends the season in style by joining the loose ends while saying goodbye to some characters and welcoming new times and relationships. But is there a chance that those who left will return home? We bet yes. Ready?
Here we go!
Bellatrix has a somewhat disconcerting behavior in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.” On the one hand, she attacks Flora from behind on Sebastian’s orders and, on the other hand, she doesn’t give Musa away. Also, as soon as Sebastian is inside she manipulates him to get some answers to help save Alfea.
It seems counterintuitive that Bellatrix would deliver Alfea on a silver platter to Sebastian and then help, in her own way, to save it. But to me, it’s just one more proof that Bellatrix isn’t really on Sebastian’s side and she’s just doing what she needs to do to survive.
Though Bellatrix’s allegiance lies with Alfea, Sebastian has something in his power that Bellatrix craves so she’s doing whatever it takes to get it, but trying not to abandon the people she cares about along the way, helping them in the shadows.
The betrayals of Grey and Bellatrix in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches” hurt those who trusted them the most: Aisha and Stella. Stella believed in Bellatrix, trusted her, and defended her when the Winx didn’t want to give her a chance. But Bellatrix failed her.
Now Stella feels like an idiot. But Bellatrix never cheated on her, she is doing this to survive and the proof is that she gives the key to Stella. However, for Stella, it is not so easy. She no longer knows if she can trust her because, apart from betraying her, she is running away like a coward.
Then Bellatrix realizes that if she truly cares about Stella, and she does, this time she must give something of herself for Stella to understand. At this moment, Bellatrix confesses the truth: she is only helping Sebastian because he promised her information about her sisters. Bellatrix never had a family, she never had anyone, and she was always alone. She doesn’t want to do it anymore. She may not have anything else, but she has them.
Although, in reality, as Stella tells her, that is not the case: Bellatrix had her. Bellatrix learned that she couldn’t count on anyone so she had to fight to survive because no one would help her.
And her mentality didn’t change, even though Stella showed her that she was by her side. Bellatrix could have gone to Stella and, together, they would have found the solution, without betraying Alfea or fleeing into the night. But the survival instinct is too embedded in Bellatrix’s unconscious to realize it… or is it?
“You Had Me”
Bellatrix may not be able to fix the past but she is determined to fix the future in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.” She comes back for Stella. Once again, Stella showed her that she is willing to be by her side, it was time for Bellatrix to show her that it was reciprocal. Thanks to her, Sky saves his life… even if it costs her death.
For once, Bellatrix took a chance on someone, and though she lost everything she had, it was worth it. It felt good for her to do the right thing and she wouldn’t have done it any other way. That’s the only thing that comforts me in the torrent of tears that I am right now, Bellatrix died with a smile on her lips giving her all for the person she loved. Stellatrix deserved better but there is no better ending for Bellatrix than that.
Stella is broken with pain. Bellatrix was more than just her friend, she was a kindred soul who understood her better than anyone. And now the only thing left for her is to acknowledge her sacrifice and understand that she was just as important to Bellatrix as Bellatrix was to her. I broke down seeing Stella in Bellatrix’s tomb…although I was puzzled by the shadow that appears when she leaves. What’s that?
As for Aisha and Grey, he tells her his story in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches” and even though Aisha can understand why he did it, she doesn’t forgive him for lying. She let him into her closed heart and nothing was real. As we imagined, Grey sincerely fell in love with Aisha.
But she’s right: it was only real to him. For Aisha, their entire relationship was built on lies and she couldn’t decide to let Grey in, he took that decision away from her. And that tainted everything, including the memories. All her first times. In the end, it seems that Grey decided to win back Aisha’s trust… we’ll see if he succeeds.
The Past Always Comes Back
Bloom’s past returns with a vengeance in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.” She barely has any memories of her biological parents but lately, she has some flashes of memories. It’s nothing concrete, just meaningless images. But she can’t afford to falter. She is the one who has to clean up this mess. She is the only one who can take down Sebastian.
But Bloom doesn’t realize that, as Aisha tells her, she is not alone. She may be the Dragon Flame but taking down Sebastian and saving Alfea is not something she has nor can she do alone. Bloom has to let herself be helped.
And that is not a sign of weakness, on the contrary. The people you love are there to help you move on. Aisha learned it after Grey’s disappointment. His betrayal broke her completely and they, her friends, helped her not to give up. And now I hate Grey much more.
Gestures that Say Louder than Words
However, in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches” the problems multiply. Sky and Flora are trapped inside Alfea in danger. Bloom and Terra are worried sick, but they can’t do anything. They must keep a low profile. After Sky can leave Alfea, he and Silva have an encounter that I love.
Saul returns the sword that Sky threw in his face and we find out it was his father’s. Saul gave him a family heirloom so precious to him and Sky’s reaction to knowing it…goddess, you can feel the regret and shame of having rejected such a precious memory and the thrill of knowing that Silva gave him that sword, how he would have given to his son.
The Dragon’s Flame
While all this is happening, a whole battle is brewing in the bowels of Alfea in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.” Musa and Flora are inside the school walls, trying to take down Sebastian from within. Meanwhile, the others do the same outside.
I loved hearing Terra speak with such passion – and reason – about working together. This motivational speech is ideal for the worst days. That’s why I understood Kat’s kiss although, as we commented in the previous review, it doesn’t make sense for her to go back to her ex if she likes Terra so much…
Sebastian knows that the only way to reach Bloom and get her to give him her power is through Sky, so he gets down to work and everything works out for him…although he didn’t count on Bellatrix’s betrayal.
When Sky is no longer dependent on Sebastian, Bloom is back in that state of mind that asks for the blood of her enemies, just like when she killed Rosalind. But the Winx are there, to make her see that she is not alone.
She doesn’t need to use Dragon Flame like that, she doesn’t need to lose control. They are by her side. Whatever they do, they will do it together. And the transformation scene is one of the most beautiful in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.”
The only one who doesn’t transform is Musa who, although she regained her powers, gives up using them with Riven’s help. I guess finding herself again and balancing her abilities will be Musa’s journey in a possible season 3, apart from her relationship with Riven.
Even though everything went well and Alfea was saved, Bloom can’t forget that moment when she almost lost control again. Her friends won’t always be there to stop her. She is dangerous and, although she always felt like an outsider, now more than ever she feels that she doesn’t belong in that world, she is too dangerous to do so.
Bloom is not thinking clearly in Fate: The Winx Saga 2×07 “All the Wild Witches.” Too much has happened in a short time and her guilt still haunts her, so she’s not in the best position to decide this. But she feels that she must go. She can close the portal and perhaps the truths of her past await her on the other side. She needs those answers to know her identity.
Bloom knows that if he says goodbye to everyone she would never leave so she says goodbye to them quietly, but Sky comes forward. He doesn’t want to lose her but he knows he should let her go because she needs to.
So, with all the pain in his heart, he does it. The best part of this is that Bloom seems to find her mother and maybe she can help her get back to Alfea, her home. And if my heart broke into a thousand pieces here, when the Winx hug each other inconsolably I’m on the ground.
Although I still have some time to worry about Flora. She was extremely brave to sacrifice herself like that for everyone else. But it seems that her wounds are not fully healed. Was her magic altered or was it lost forever? Looking forward to finding out in – fingers crossed – season 3.
Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 Overview
In general, Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 is a lot better than the first one. The stunts and action scenes, both with powers and without them, are of much higher quality. As does the quality of the scripts and plots, as there is more character development, with an emphasis on their respective emotional journeys.
That helps make the tone of the season darker and full of mystery. Much more adult. The show also learned from their mistakes and introduced more diversity and representation to the series, listening to the criticism they received.
However, some situations feel a bit rushed and there are things to improve, such as Terra’s styling or the comments against her. Also, it doesn’t explain very well that Dane was very hurt to lose Riven, and the next second he already had a new serious love or that Musa has improved so much in fighting in such a short time.
Aside from this, I feel like they tried to focus Aisha’s plot on the emotional aspect of losing control and the emotional risk she takes but it felt like it all revolved around a love interest.
That said, while there is still room for improvement, the season clearly raised the bar from the previous one in every aspect. It shows that they listened to the criticism and acted accordingly, which is appreciated. Now, we need season 3!
PS I love that Terra is saying she gave up men with a smile and Aisha didn’t. That means that Terra is happy and Aisha, despite everything, is determined to let go.
Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 is available to stream on Netflix and thank you! It was a pleasure to discuss with you all everything that this season brought us. See you in season 3!