Ambush At Torus Filney is the 8th episode of W.I.T.C.H. It first aired March 5, 2005.


Phobos and Cedric start a rumor about the Seal of Phobos only to trap Caleb with a sand monster called Sandpit (Wild sand that sucked in himself all those who approached and him) to find out whether there is a spy in the castle or not. In the B-story, W.I.T.C.H. go to have a performance at the school, but after discovering Caleb is in danger, they create Astral Drops. After the real girls leave, the Astral Drops ruin the performance. The guardians rescued Caleb and turned the sand in to glass and made it possible for the villagers to leave in peace and for the children to play on the sand glass.

Trivia & Goofs

  • This episode marks the first appearance of astral drops.
  • In the continuity of the Series this episode establishes the origin of the Guardians powers.
  • This episode was originally titled Springtime for Heatherfield.
  • When Irma sits on her step-ladder (during rehearsal for the school play), Irma has paint smeared on her pants, but in the following scene, her pants are clean.
  • When Caleb says "Don't touch the walls", Hay Lin's top is pink instead of teal.
  • This episode bares similarities with issue #9 of the comics, with the girls starring in a play called The Four Dragons.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Sandpit.
  • In the comics, Xin Jing isn't the daughter of the Jade Emperor as is the case in the show.


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