“Some Wrecked Angel” still suffers from some irrational writing, but with the tempo building, and more to play for, the series gives itself a chance to provide two final dramatic chapters. It leaves the audience questioning who to believe, and how it will play out for Beatrix and Bloom.
This recap of Netflix’s Fate: The Winx Saga season 1, episode 4, “Some Wrecked Angel” contains significant spoilers.
Well, Episode 3 brought this series up a few notches, and “Some Wrecked Angel” is starting to put context to Bloom’s destiny and Beatrix’ intentions. This Netflix series is definitely something that grows on you, with the first few episodes consoling themselves to being as sporadic with the character development as possible.
Fate: The Winx Saga season 1, episode 4 opens with confirmation that Callum is dead; Ben, Silva and Dowling are investigating it. There are suspicions that someone tried to get into Dowling’s secret underground. They conclude that there’s a murderer in the school. Meanwhile, Beatrix is obsessively looking at Bloom’s Instagram — since she learnt she is a Changeling, she has a vested interest in her. We learn later in the episode why — up until, the audience believes there’s something evil behind her intentions for the character.
Bloom is staying calm, almost
After learning about her mother, Bloom is keeping on a brave face, but her friends know she’s struggling with the recent information. Musa confirms, using her powers, that she’s not fine. Word is out that she’s a Changeling as well — rumours clearly travel fast in this school; teens will be teens.
Terra is not taking Dane’s apology
Dane tries to speak to Terra about the social media video where he rips into her. He apologises to her and calls her a great person. Terra tells Dane that he needs to be careful who she trusts and shuts the door on him. She’s keeping her pride, and so she should. The way Dane spoke about her was disgusting; there’s this sense that he was trying to be impressive in front of the seniors; a typical school theme.
The Queen’s arrival
Stella is anxious because her mother, Luna, the Queen of Solaria, is heading to Alfea school. Sky assured Stella that she can handle her mother. Luna gives a speech at the school assembly. While she does, Dowling tries to find more traces to learn who murdered Callum. Musa senses Dowling’s anxiety. Suddenly, Luna announces they face the threat of at least five Burned Ones, and it’s time to pay attention. Her speech escalates quickly. Where Dowling decided to keep things relatively under wraps, the Queen has other ideas, which is interesting to see.
Aisha learns a horrible truth and Bloom keeps on digging
Aisha finds a mystic recording device and learns that Callum is dead while trying to find the school records for Bloom. She tells Bloom; she doesn’t want to go to the school assembly and wants to look deeper for records that delve into Rosalind instead. Sky finds Bloom snooping around the school and decides to help her out to find archives. Beatrix and Riven find them and start teasing them both, claiming they are having an emotional affair. They keep looking as a group, and Beatrix states she’s trying to help; she also throws Riven under the bus and tells them that he is spreading a rumour that Bloom is a Changeling. Beatrix is becoming the elusive character; she seems to have a no f*cks attitude, which makes her compelling.
The group are split
Sky approaches Riven outside, and they argue, leaving Bloom and Beatrix alone. This is what Beatrix wanted. Beatrix asks Bloom about Rosalind, and they find a door that says “restricted area”. Beatrix picks the lock, and inside is a war room.
Luna’s harsh words on her daughter
We start to understand why Stella is so anxious about her mother in “Some Wrecked Angel”. Luna speaks to Dowling about Stella and the process of fixing her. Dowling insists that when she is ready, they will move to stronger magic. It’s almost like Stella isn’t in the room. Her mother continues to speak harsh words, belittling Stella. Luna then shows off her power and shows her true personality. When Stella leaves the room, Aisha asks if she is okay — she was listening to the conversation. But this shows that Luna is not the nice person she presents herself to the school as — everyone thinks the Queen has dignity and class, but peers think the absolute opposite about Stella; it’s a sad mother/daughter storyline.
An important question — where is Bloom?
Bloom’s friends believe Dowling was trying to find the killer in the assembly. Suddenly, Sky joins the conversation and asks where Bloom is, which is ridiculous as he was with her moments ago; the writers rush on some aspects of the story way too much! Bloom’s friends believe Beatrix is a threat and send Bloom messages in the group chat. Beatrix uses her powers to sneakily to turn off Bloom’s phone. Stella is hurt that Sky is looking for Bloom when she’s having a terrible day. Sky tells her that Bloom is missing and that he’s done with her because everyone knows she’s a Changeling due to her spreading the rumour. It looks like their days are done! Maybe.
In a twist, Beatrix reveals war crimes
Terra, Aisha and Musa approach Dowling and reveal they know about Callum and that they are looking for the killer. They tell the headmistress that Bloom and Beatrix are missing; Silva enters the room and alerts that an SUV has driven off.
Beatrix takes Bloom to a place called Aster Dell; this is the town marked on the war room map. Suddenly, Beatrix laps up her powers and brings down a barrier to reveal Aster Dell — at first, it looked like she was going to attack Bloom. She explains how this was a wonderful settlement until Burned Ones arrived. A military unit from Alfea decided that destroying the creatures was more important than the lives of the people — the town is now wretched and in ruins. Beatrix explains that Luna put a veil over the town to hide the atrocities — she states she was born in this town and her family died here two days before Bloom’s First World birthday. Bloom concludes that her family died here; Beatrix believes they were the only survivors. This explains why Beatrix has a vested interest, but we cannot mask the fact she murdered Callum as the viewer. It puts the audience in a strange position with the character.
Beatrix reveals that Rosalind is alive
And more answers are given in “Some Wrecked Angel”. Well, at least Beatrix’s perspective. Beatrix claims she saw the military conquering the town and the memory was burned into her mind by Rosalind. She says that Dowling, Silva and Harvey were there. The pair then drive back. Bloom says she needs more answers, but Beatrix tells her that Rosalind is still alive and underground at the school behind a barrier. Suddenly, their car is attacked, and Dowling arrests Beatrix with special bracelets.
Silva wants information from Sky
With “Some Wrecked Angel” starting to settle, we enter unfamiliar territory rather quickly. Bloom tells Sky and others that Beatrix did not kidnap her. She’s understandably confused. Sky confronts Silva and tells him he wants the truth. Silva tells him to gain Bloom’s trust and find out what she found on her trip with Beatrix. Suddenly, the grown-ups do not feel as friendly and welcoming as before; they have a sinister undertone.
Musa finally tells Terra about Sam
Terra is upset because her father lied to her earlier about the recent events; this guilt-trips Musa, so reveals she is in a relationship with Sam, Terra’s brother. Terra laughs and hugs her — she claims her father lost his hair early and so will her brother. Suddenly, the group of friends realise that Stella is leaving. Luna is taking her home. Now that we have context, this is an awful moment for Stella.
Bloom tells Dowling that how she’s treating Beatrix is barbaric by limiting her magic with bracelets. She tells the headmistress that it was only a joyride, and that’s all. You can tell Dowling doesn’t believe her and when Bloom walks off, she rings Bloom’s mother and raises “concerns” and wants to know if she says anything “out of the ordinary”.
Fate: The Winx Saga season 1, episode 4 still suffers from some irrational writing, but with the tempo building, and more to play for, the series gives itself a chance to provide two final dramatic chapters. It leaves the audience questioning who to believe, and how it will play out for Beatrix and Bloom.
- Musa tells Sam that if the school knew they were together, she’d feel the whole school reaction. It gives context to why she doesn’t want anyone to know.