For the Future
In The Owl House Season 3 Episode 2, Luz returns to the Boiling Isles with Camila and her pals. While they’ve been gone, The Collector has been terrorizing everybody, turning most–aside from his “best friend” King–into puppets.
It’s going to take some time for Camila to get used to the Demon Realm, however she is aware of how a lot Luz loves it there and tries to encourage her daughter to confess she would possibly wish to keep. Luz insists, nonetheless, that she will likely be returning to the human world as soon as they save this realm from Belos and The Collector.
Amity later finds Luz holding onto her palisman and ready for the egg to hatch. She tells her it helped her palisman to disclose itself when she admitted what she really wished. Luz says she solely desires to be a witch and assist her pals–however she feels she’s messed every part up.
Luz isn’t the just one carrying trauma and denying it. Hunter’s one-track thoughts is ready on defeating Belos, whereas suppressing his grief at Flapjack’s sacrifice. And Willow tries to carry the group collectively as the dependable one, which causes her to push again her personal wants. Even The Collector, a baby himself, has his personal insecurities.
Upon their return to The Owl House, they briefly catch sight of King and The Collector, who performs with the residents as his puppets. He employed somebody to play Eda, however decides he desires to play with the actual factor. He hasn’t turned Eda right into a puppet in compliance with King’s needs. But King insists Eda wants extra time to get well from her Owl Beast kind.
King sneaks Hooty’s puppet again to Lilith and Eda, who’ve been launched from their puppet types by The Collector. Together, they attempt to give you a plan to cease The Collector.
When The Collector and King depart, Luz and her pals come throughout Matt Tholomule and another college pals. They take them to Hexside and clarify that The Collector’s spies turned all the adults into puppets. Since then, Boscha has taken management as the college’s president. And her advisors, Miki and Roka, are eerily acquainted. Every time Matt and the different college students attempt suggesting issues to assist the college resistance, Miki and Roka persuade Boscha to refuse them.
At the college, Willow finds an image of Hunter and Flapjack. She exhibits it to him, however solely makes him really feel worse. Willow blames herself and walks off on her personal. Gus feels responsible too, feeling he shouldn’t have stored it to himself all this time that he knew Hunter was a Grimwalker. He then goes off to seek out Willow, with Hunter following. Willow runs into Boscha, who reminds her of her nickname “half-a-witch,” inflicting her to really feel even worse about herself.
Luz’ comes up with the concept to teleport instantly into the Titan’s cranium to get near The Archives. But Miki and Roka overhear their plans to stage a coup. They then reveal themselves as Kikimora, and Boscha steps out to place all of them asleep with sleeping nettles.
When they get up, a battle ensues. Camila saves Luz from Kikimora, whereas Boscha exhibits vulnerability in attempting to persuade Amity to not depart her once more. Tholomule saves her with some illusory magic, and so they run off.
Gus and Hunter discover Willow surrounded by crops. The suppression of her wants has brought on her magic to go uncontrolled. The crops develop over Gus and Hunter.
Meanwhile, haunted by visions of Caleb, Belos barely hangs on to life. He seeks a human physique to latch onto. The lifeless physique he dives into is just too far gone, so he makes his option to The Archives to hunt a extra everlasting one. When he finds Raine Whispers, he dives into their puppet physique.
Belos, in Raine’s puppet kind however nonetheless in a position to discuss, persuades The Collector that his kindness introduced him to life. He tells him that King is plotting in opposition to him. The Collector doesn’t imagine him at first, however then spies on King. He hears him plotting with Eda and Lilith to defeat him. But he stops spying simply earlier than King admits The Collector is only a unhappy, lonely child. King thinks it’s price a attempt to simply discuss to him.
While Camila and Luz conceal from Kikimora, Camila will get Luz to speak about her emotions. Camila admits that, like Luz, she had a tough time rising up and being so totally different from everybody else. That’s why she tried to make Luz slot in. But she by no means ought to have tried to vary her daughter. She’s lovely as she is.
Luz begins to tear up, and her palisman begins to glow. She now realizes what she at all times wished: to be understood. With this revelation, her palisman hatches, sending up a vivid gentle that alerts Kikimora to their location.
Willow’s crops begin to develop over her in addition to she repeats her insecurities. She feels she will’t management her magic or assist her pals. She’ll at all times be “half-a-witch Willow.” At that, gentle emanates from Hunter as he breaks free from the vines and saves Willow. He tells her she did nothing incorrect. She means rather a lot to him, and he or she ought to by no means name herself that. Gus calls out to Willow that “reliable people need someone to rely on too.” She must let it out.
Willow begins to cry, lastly admitting she misses her dads. Hunter’s newfound magic–a present from Flapjack–will get them out of there, proper in time for them to run into Luz and Kikimora. Another battle ensues, however this time Willow is in a greater state and Hunter has new powers. Even Tholomule and his scholar followers (together with Boscha, who admits she solely desires to do regular issues once more) present as much as assist.
They maintain Kikimora at bay whereas Luz and her pals create a transportation spell that leads them to the Titan’s cranium, proper beneath The Archives. Luz introduces them to her palisman, a Stringbean the snakeshifter. Willow takes Hunter’s hand and thanks him for his type phrases. He means rather a lot to her too.
They all really feel good at conducting one a part of their aim. But they don’t notice that The Collector and Belos/Raine watch them from above.
“I think I want to play a new game,” The Collector says with a snap of his fingers.
world to assist sustain appearances, Camila and Luz take arms. They then stroll by way of the portal collectively.
The Episode Review
I’ll by no means stop to bemoan how unfair it’s that Disney canceled this lovely present and put a rush on its final season. And but, simply by watching season 3’s episodes, you wouldn’t know that this wasn’t Dana Terrace’s plan all alongside. Everything on this penultimate episode of the collection is by cautious design, and brimming with compelling themes and feelings.
The Owl House has at all times been mature and complicated for its designation as a youngsters’s present, however this episode surpasses the excessive bar the collection has set for itself because it explores how youngsters carry trauma with them, and the way mother and father and pals are to be there for them by way of that.
As are the greatest youngsters’s exhibits, this collection is simply as a lot for adults as it’s for youths. Just because it was extremely transferring to me to see particular person characters have arcs wherein they arrive to confess what they need (To do regular issues. To be with one’s mother and father. To be understood), I feel the storyline will contact youngsters’s hearts in an identical manner–to see characters like themselves surrounded by love and acceptance.
Of course, there’s a lot but to discover in the finale, on the character-driven facet of issues and on a good greater scale, as the existence of all witches hangs in the steadiness. Maybe The Collector will have the ability to admit that every one he really desires is a pal. But as for what Belos desires… I’m unsure something may fulfill.