Hello I'm the Winx-Critic. I remember it so anda don't have to! So here is part two of the girls mission to Andros in their Harmonix. Let's hope that it turns out to be actually decent and not complete crap.
The episode starts with us going back to Andros to see that the big scary thing in front of Layla, Stella and Bloom was just the guardian of the Andros gate, Lemmy. She and Layla bond, Lemmy's powers then being restored because of this. Confused as to why they would be gone in the first place, Layla asks what happened to her powers; Lemmy explaining that Tritannus took them.
Back at Alfea, we see Tecna, Musa and Flora in the simulation of Andros, coming upon this big merah jambu castle. They wonder what it is, Musa then blurting out part of the riddle, "It sure would be easy to get Lost in there. Lots of twists and turns.
" Smooth, guys.
Back on Andros, the group of three find this istana, castle as well, they soon entering the suggestive looking opening, with Lemmy leading the way. Even though it is a Labyrinth (As Lemmy explains it is
the Labyrinth of the Abyss') they quickly find where this voice of the ocean resides. But, they cannot see these shimmering shells because oil coats the cave. A large quantity is soon spewed out from the clams beneath them, causing oil to pretty much knock them out.
The scene shifts into this weird swirly place where they have to face their...fears, I guess. Bloom is confronted with the obvious, Diaspro, who goes on saying that Sky doesn't Cinta her. Stella is confronted sejak herself—and I have to say, that
is creative. It shows that even Stella thinks lowly of herself (Mainly her talents as a fashion designer) and that makes me Cinta her character even lebih because now it's even lebih relatable. Plus, the voice Berlakon for this "evil-Stella" is probably the best I've ever seen for any
of the Winx girls. Layla's is painfully Nabu, he yelling at her, asking why and how could she let him die. /right in the feels/ But, Layla soon realizes that this couldn't possibly be the real Nabu because he would never say something like that to her. She breaks the spell and the illusion vanishes. Bloom is seen still moping and crying about, Layla's voice being the one to finally tough her up. (Her confession isn't really the best, really. "Sky loves me and he will
remember." Yeah okay and the voice acting...where's the emotion?) Stella's was actually pretty funny how she just snaps at herself. ("Oh be quiet, you.")
Once they re-awaken, they realize that the clams are what caused the strange hallucinations. They clear up the oil and the clams explain that they
are the Shimmering Shells. They give them another riddle explaining that they have to look in the deep of the ocean to find the gem of self-confidence.
Back at Alfea, the girls, all back together, are trying to figure out about these deeps. Stella decides that now would be a good time to use her guardian of Sirenix and calls upon her; she basically saying, "haha I won't solve it for you, princess of Solaria. Guardian out." Which is a great deal of help. But, Tecna insists that it's something that she knows. Stella begins to think and then remembers the Royal Deeps; where the water shines despite how deep the it may be.
We now see Tritannus make his way to the gate of Solaria's ocean. The keeper tries to stop him but of course fails and he gains her powers, he making his way into Solaria's ocean; spreading pollution and turning a jellyfish into an ugly squid monster. But, before he can go any further, his pollution wears off and he calls upon Icy like the little baby he is. Icy quickly responds (And they're still at that lake? Do they seriously just sit there and wait for Tritannus' orders for them to do something? That's complete bullshit! He's worse than Darkar! At least they did something with him) and tells her sisters that they're going to Earth to get lebih pollution.
At Alfea, Sky is talking to Bloom about how he finds Diaspro boring and after this nonsense, Bloom gets a call from Vanessa saying that the ocean is being polluted. Obviously lebih concerned over this than the plot, Bloom informs the others; Tecna, Musa and Sky deciding to go with her while the others go to Solaria.
On Earth, we see that Darcy has hypnotized the workers and they are spilling pollutants into the ocean, Nick thus reinstated the idea of man bad. They pollute. After a shitty CGI shot, we see Tritannus regain his monstrous form and stalk off into the ocean to cari for his remaining family.
On Gardenia, the group arrives and Mike and Vanessa tunjuk them what they have seen. The oil is making its way near the pantai and apparently no one else has noticed this besides them. But, this stupidity is actually—for once—pushed aside for the plot.
We see that Layla, Stella and Flora have made it to Solaria and the three transform into their Haromix—we finally seeing Flora's transformation. In all honesty, it's okay. I like the beginning, but I prefer the moves and the way Layla and Stella transform. (Layla's being one of my bahagian, atas Kegemaran and Stella's being cool for the fish-like swimming she does near the end) So they leap into the ocean where Lemmy appears, and then we see Illiris, the keeper of Solaria's gate, bond with Stella; restoring her powers. They ask Illiris if she can take them to the Royal Deeps and she leads them to it. As they're swimming, we hear about how we must protect the ocean and the environment and stop pollution...yes. We know. Stop repeating this! Anyways, they make it into the cave where the squid-monster appears and begins attacking them. Before it can hurt the two Selkies, Flora swoops in and saves them but...she turns to stone? Is that thing supposed to be Medusa atau something? (Well, there is a shield so hint-hint at how it's going to die)
We're brought back to Gardenia where those guys continue to spill pollution into the ocean. Just as the three are about to get closer to investigate, the Trix pop up and the three transform. Like Flora's making an appearance, we finally see Tecna and Musa's transformation. I really like the sequence these two go through, and Tecna's is my favorite. I Cinta the cloth she holds to form her outfit and the ballerina-like moves she does are beautiful. I like Musa's a lot, too. Her outfit is probably one of my favorites.
After they're done transforming, Bloom tells Sky to take care of the mutants while they deal with the Trix. But, of course, since he Lost his memory, he doesn't know how to use his sword. Talk about a useless twat. Why did anda even decide to bring him along? So the Winx start kicking some witch booty but I really Cinta Darcy's attack "Impenetrable Darkness." That was bad-ass. But they quickly push them to the side, Musa stepping in to help Sky since he obviously can't fight. Her alih that she does here, "Diapason", is really cool too. So, Icy ends up hitting Bloom but before the three can blast her, Sky blocks the move. Bloom puts up a shield as they blast again, their spells reflecting off the shield and hitting them, the Trix soon fleeing sejak jumping into the ocean.
Back in the Royal Deeps, Flora is still a statue and this squid-monster is still chasing them around. But, Stella soon gets an idea after the squid shoots a beam of magic and it reflects off the shield. She grabs the shield and flies back to Flora, coaxing the monster to shoot. When it does, its beam reflects from the shield and turns itself to stone. I adored
this part so much. Why? Time for a little trivia. In Greek mythology, the story of Perseus is very common well known. At one point during his journey, he comes across the snake-woman named Medusa, who's glare can turn anyone to stone. While trying to fight her, he uses his reflection in the shield to trick Medusa into thinking he was there, she glaring at the shield, causing her powers to rebound and hit her, making her turn into stone. I thought it was clever that they used this, and I Cinta that scene for it. So after the monster is taken care of, Stella shines the shield on Flora, she returning back to normal and the girls receiving the gem of self-confidence.
Back on the oceans of Earth, we see Icy explaining to Tritannus how the Winx are lebih powerful thanks to their Harmonix powers. Tritannus doesn't seem to really care, and informs them that once they have captured Daphne, it won't really matter how strong the Winx are.
So, overall...I actually liked this episode. The story in this one was actually really good, well, despite the whole pollution scene. I liked seeing the other girls Harmonix transformations, and, like I berkata earlier, I loved the scene in the Royal Deeps. The scene on Gardenia was boring and I didn't really care for it. The only saving grace was the cool moves seen and being able to view Tecna and Musa's transformation sequence.
I'm the Winx Critic. I remember it so anda don't have to! And let's just hope that the seterusnya gem will be found in a way that was as decent as this.
The obvious parallels between the Royal Deep scene and Perseus' fight with Medusa.