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It Resumes is the second episode of season 1 of the TV series, and the second half of the two-part episode introducing the series along with It Begins.


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The next day, the girls went to school. They wondered what had happened to Caleb after Cedric took him. When walking back home, Will went into an alley, while the other girls went straight ahead. As she was walking into the alley, a portal appeared and Will accidentally went in the portal. All was left was her backpack, with the Heart of Kandrakar in it.

Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin had to travel to Meridian after Will was captured by Cedric and Vathek, but they couldn't transform without Will, who dropped the Heart of Kandrakar in the struggle, and now the Heart lead them to find its Keeper. The girls made their way through Meridian, finding Will's pit-like prison, where she was being kept with Caleb and a smelly creature, Blunk. They threw the Heart down and transformed, escaping the castle.

A one-eyed Gargoyle ambushed them at the portal, grabbing Irma through the portal but Will closed it on his hand. In the end, Hay Lin decided to have a name for the girls: W.I.T.C.H. In the B-story, the girls struggled to be Will's new friends.

Release notes

  • In the United States, this episode and It Begins aired together as a one-hour special to introduce the series, with the title "It Begins and It Resumes". Internationally, the two episodes aired separately.
    • While the first half of the two-part episode had some additional changes made in the US version (see the respective section at It Begins for details), the second half was otherwise unchanged from the international version.

Comics connections

  • In the comics, Vathek first appeared as an evil monster. In the TV series, at the beginning of the story he is already a good guy spying on Phobos for the rebel army.[1]
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Blunk, a major character not present in the comic books.[2]

Behind the scenes


  • Caleb explicitly states that he is 15 in this episode, making him one of the few characters to have an exact age given in the show itself.
  • This episode marks the first time Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin went to Meridian.
  • Hay Lin pointed out in this episode that her and each of the girls' initials spell out "W.I.T.C.H."
  • There are hints of romance between Caleb and Cornelia.
  • Tinker Bell (spelled "Tinkerbell" in the DVD subtitles), The Wizard of Oz and George of the Jungle are referenced in this episode.
  • The escape scene in the later episode Escape from Cavigor bears similarities to this one's, with Hay Lin looking for an exit and Cornelia and another Guardian (Taranee here but Irma in that episode) blocking the stairs.