???this episode is literally everything i wanted??? (now i only want one last thing let the kids call eda mom please)
+raine with their future wife and future stepkids
The episode was an emotional rollercoaster- BUt it was so good oml
I CAN'T BELIEVE WE ONLY HAVE FEW EPISODES LEFT BEFORE S2 END SOBS UNCONTROLLABLY
Reblogs are much appreciated!!
Wait a minute...
Things are coming full circle?
Moments from the beginning of the show are being paralleled?
Established character arcs and goals wrapping up!?
Payoff to early setup and struggles?!!?
That can only mean one thing... Bookends, in other words the story is coming to a close; We���ve passed the point of no return where any silly adventure can happen before that, the status quo has officially ended! And now it’s all payoff from here, just an ending of endings... It really is coming to a close now and we can’t stop it, it’s already begun. FUCK! EVEN KATYA IS BACK-
I fucking love how the owl house fandom keeps giving Hunter some kind of new father/uncle/mother/aunt/sister/brother figure by using ANYONE who has interacted with Hunter at least ONCE.
Because Belos was such a shitty parent to him we're all desperately trying to give him a new family with literally anybody who was remotely nice to Hunter
I find it super interesting belos wants eda petrified right away in jail but specifically wanted luz to be sent to the castle.
Student VS Teacher
Luz VS Eda is a tragic fight... But in a way, I’m also kinda proud of Luz over it? Remember how Eda said that Luz would have to earn her staff. How Luz fretted over being a witch and not even a fourth as capable as her mentor. But now here Luz is, able to keep up with Eda and even surpass her in some regards, effortlessly flying with Owlbert until Eda takes him from her; Because in the end, Owlbert isn’t for Luz, her own Palisman she’ll carve is!
Like it really does feel like a narrative milestone, to have the student face off against the teacher and show off all the skills they’ve learned and prove themselves this way. Which tbh Luz sort of WAS trying to prove herself in this moment, strong enough to fight with Eda; And it basically worked, as Eda realized Luz is just like her and will always find a way to butt in and help. So as Raine had to acknowledge this for Eda by letting her in, Eda does the same for Luz...
Luz finally earned her staff. She’s truly a witch now as Eda promised, as Raine recognizes, and now she can get that magic staff that she’s been working to for all this time. They say a teacher truly succeeds if the student can surpass them, and at least in some ways, even if you didn’t take Eda’s curse debilitating her magic into account (it HELPED in some regards like keeping track of invisible Luz), I truly think Luz did. And Eda certainly agrees!
This fight really felt a culmination of the mentor-apprentice relationship these two had over magic but also life in general, a coming of age moment where Luz is strong and independent enough to actually contest with her parent and make decisions, make demands and have her own stake amongst the adults while still cared for as a kid, and I love it. Luz proves to Eda that she’s no longer that helpless kid that she once was before, someone like Wrath is a lightweight to her now!
We see Luz use spells Eda helped teach her, the Light and Ice glyphs particularly, but also flex some of her own self-taught combos to prove Luz CAN innovate like Eda, and thus think and learn for herself as any teacher should desire out of an apprentice. Now I wish we got to see Luz use the Hover glyph combo too in this fight -there was a perfect moment for that when she falls- but this fight is so good in general I can live with it!
Just mentor and mentee showing off their skills. What Luz learned but also what EDA learned via Harpy mode, which can fly and hear Luz; A harpy mode Eda only attained because of the happiness her student taught her. And so the student teachers the teacher, the teacher learns from the student as well; And thus they both show off to one another what they’ve been taught and make the best of their lessons from the other! And Eda finally showed that when she agreed to let Luz in, after Luz taught Eda to open herself up...!
And as always, they’ve always got more to learn, and thus always have more to teach!