E is for Enemy is the fifth episode of season 2, and the thirty-first episode overall of the TV series.

Plot

Will experiences a frighteningly realistic dream, and gets in trouble for sleeping in class. Her mother, thinking Heatherfield isn't working out for them, decides to transfer back to Fadden Hills. The other girls realize that they were having the same nightmares, and Will tells them about returning to Fadden Hills.

W.I.T.C.H. then decides to sabotage the transfer request, so they go to Susan's building. After waiting for hours, all the girls had fallen asleep, with Taranee falling asleep last. They all have nightmares, and barely wake up: Taranee learns that anything that happens in the dream happens to them in real life. She discovers that someone is invading there dreams, using their deepest fears to conjure up dream images of there imagination.

Taranee leaves to find a new way to combat the new threat while the rest of the girls take care of the transfer request. Taranee returns, and suggests lucid dreaming, making it possible to control their own dreams. They also sleep close by each other, allowing the psychic invasion to localize them all into the same dream.

In the dream they discover that it was all Nerissa's doing, and blast her with psychic feedback to end the nightmare. After W.I.T.C.H. talks to Susan about her plans and asks her to give Heatherfield another chance, and she agrees.

Comics connections

  • This episode shares similarities with issues 13, 14 and 19 of the comics. Susan Vandom's decision to leave Heatherfield and move back to Fadden Hills was revealed in issue 13, and the W.I.T.C.H. girls' attempts to prevent this occurred in the subsequent issue. Also, Nerissa's terrifying ability to manipulate a person's dream and turn it into a nightmare is shown in this episode. A similar battle between the W.I.T.C.H. girls and Nerissa occurred in issue 19, only instead of it being in their dreams, it took place in the Realm of Nightmares.
  • Hay Lin hearing the music in her dreams mirrors how, in the comics, Nerissa's Trill haunted Hay Lin and alerted her that Nerissa was still very much alive. In the comics, Hay Lin's hyper awareness to Nerissa is explained by Nerissa and Yan Lin's close relationship, whereas in the TV series the previous season states that Air Guardians often have the ability of premonition, which may extend to sensing.

Trivia

  • Every second-season episode has a clear focus on one of the five main characters. This episode is one of 9 in the season to focus on Will Vandom.
  • This is the only episode in the TV series in which Fadden Hills is mentioned by name.
  • Nerissa's presence is revealed to the W.I.T.C.H. girls, but they are unaware of her name until K is for Knowledge.
  • This episode marks the first time the Guardians are shown in their "zenith" forms (except Cornelia, who grows her hair to use it as a weapon instead). The second time is in Z is for Zenith.
  • Although Cedric isn't a part of Nerissa's Knights of Vengeance, he appears in Will's dream at the beginning of the episode.
  • Nerissa's ability to invade a person's mind and cause them real physical damage, and how the Guardians have to sleep near each other to fight her, may be a reference to the Nightmare On Elm's Street horror film series where the villain, Freddy Krueger, haunted the character's dreams. 

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