On the date Will and her mom have a huge fight and Will walks away and comes face to face with Shagon, who attacks her and she's without the other Guardians for help. Meanwhile, Nerissa corrupts Cassidy's spirit into joining her.
In the B-story, Will begins not being angry for her mother's and teacher's relationship. Will still is confused on her way of life, fighting in human form and in Guardian form is wearing her down. Then they ate fried chicken.
- This episode is censored in many releases of the series, including the version broadcast on TV in the UK (but not the US), with the train yard scene being partially edited out. In many (but not all) of the international dubs, the full scene was never dubbed at all.
- A possible reason for this is the scene shadowing domestic abuse to the viewers, as it shows a male character (Shagon) brutally overwhelming, fighting and defeating the female characters (W.I.T.C.H.).
- This editing took away from the importance of the scene, as it implies that the reason why Shagon is so merciful towards Will specifically is because he still harbors Matt's strong romantic feelings for her.
- The Central European DVD releases have the full-length episode without censorship in English. In all of the other included languages, however, the cut portion was never dubbed, so those audio segments are missing. Also, the discs use the audio tracks from the censored version without proper adjustment, causing them to become desynchronized from the video during the scene.
- The Russian DVDs (which only have Russian audio) have the cut version of the episode.
- All known DVD versions of this episode are noticeably pillarboxed, with black bars on both sides throughout the entire episode. Whether this has to do with the censorship is unclear, as it is the case (compared to other episodes on the respective discs) with both the uncensored and censored versions.
- In one scene[which?] there is a goof with Irma's costume, in that her Guardian shirt sleeves are not shown from the back.
- 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.
- Cassidy makes her first proper appearance in this episode (her appearance in K is for Knowledge doesn't really count because she was only seen in the backstory), as does her mother Emily.
- Although Shagon appears throughout this episode, the other Knights of Destruction don't until the very end.
- Nerissa reveals several things about Cassidy: her favorite place is Shell Beach, she wanted to be a pediatrician, and her mother's name is Emily, who is also shown to still be alive.
Behind the scenes
- Fan discussion of the original broadcasts of this episode at Anime Superhero (formerly Toon Zone). Some episode threads also feature posts by members of the crew that worked on the show, including Andrew Nicholls (Andrewjn) and Justine Cheynet (witchinsider).
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Yan Lin · The Oracle · Caleb · Blunk · Luba · Elyon Brown · Vathek · Aldarn · Drake · Tynar · Alborn · Miriadel · Ironwood · Bitterroot · Lilian Hale |
Regents of Earth: Matt Olsen · Mr. Huggles · Napoleon
|Villains:||Nerissa · Prince Phobos · Lord Cedric · Jeek|
Knights of Vengeance : Raythor · Tracker · Sandpit · Gargoyle · Frost · Miranda
Knights of Destruction: Shagon · Khor · Tridart · Ember
C.H.Y.K.N.: Cassidy · Halinor · Kadma
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Heart of Zamballa · Seal of Nerissa · Horn of Hypnos · Tooth of the Tonga · Mage Ring · Great Ring|
|Planets:||Earth · Meridian · Kandrakar · Zamballa · Aridia|
|Episodes:||01 · 02 · 03 · 04 · 05 · 06 · 07 · 08 · 09 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26|