This episode finished off the Stella’s a monster storyline, introduced the Enchantix and some new characters, and introduced the Tides mission. That’s a lot for one episode, but it didn’t feel really…monumental or anything. It felt more like filler. Weird. Maybe it’s just my personal mood this morning. I’m not entirely awake.
Stella and Brandon cemented themselves as the strongest and most realistic of the show’s relationships, but Tecna/Timmy and Bloom/Sky put in good moments, too.
Tecna and Musa had some good strong moments during the griffin fight. Good to see characters other than Bloom and Stella fighting tough. But when will Flora get to do so? I’m still waiting for her turn. She’s been less annoying this season, so I like her more, but she still needs to actually do something.
Layla’s moping was getting a bit obnoxious. She needs to learn to trust other people. I thought we covered this before, but it looks like she’s still got a long way to go. Actually, this just occurred to me, but where were the pixies? Layla could have used some love from Piff to help her cheer up. It's sad that I'm already forgetting the pixies exist, just because we rarely see them anymore.
The highlight of the ep for me was seeing all the different students, both new and old. I want to know more about Galatea, Nova and a lot of the other girls we saw, though I think it’s sad that we already know more about Galatea than we do about all the old minor fairies. Amaryl’s the only one who even comes close and we only know one of her powers. I want more background character info! I know the show's not about them, but they intrigue me.
Enchantix sounds like it’s going to be very interesting! It’s going to be quite exciting to see just who the girls have to save and what they have to sacrifice to earn this final step. Bloom’s also got a big problem there. I wonder if she’ll be the last to get her Enchantix.