The penultimate episode of The Owl House aired on Saturday, and it introduced the present’s teenage witches again to the Boiling Isles to totally understand the havoc that the mysterious Collector had wreaked upon the realm.
However amid the reunions with some minor characters and a few perception on simply what tiny demon King, kooky witch Eda, and her sister Lilith have been doing these previous few months, The Owl Home’s second season 3 episode additionally showcased some large character moments for Luz and her associates. Most notably: Luz’s palisman lastly hatched — and the shape it took was massively symbolic of her character arc.
[Ed. note: This post contains major spoilers for “For the Future.”]
On this planet of The Owl Home, palismen are magical animals that not solely function companions for the witches, but additionally remodel into their staffs. They’re carved from a particular wooden and after they “hatch,” they bond with the one who created them. Palisman wooden is more and more uncommon, nonetheless, so many witches find yourself adopting deserted palismen. However within the penultimate episode of season 2, Eda provides Luz a bit of uncommon palisman wooden for her to carve. Since then, it’s been in egg kind, unhatched as of but. The final episode of season 2 left Luz and her associates stranded within the human realm, the place they remained for a couple of months. Throughout that total time, Luz’s palisman remained unhatched, regardless of her finest efforts. However with the gang lastly in a position to return to the Boiling Isles on the finish of the season 3 premiere, the time for magical happenings to happen is nigh.
Early within the new episode, Luz and Amity discuss their palismen. Amity tells Luz that her palisman, a white cat named Ghost, solely hatched when she admitted her deepest want to herself: Her best need wasn’t to be a terrific witch or a terrific creator, however to have the ability to select that path for herself. Luz confesses that she has two large needs — being a witch and serving to her associates — however neither of these issues appear to work properly collectively and likewise clearly haven’t helped the palisman hatch.
After a heart-to-heart together with her mom, by which Camila confides in Luz about why she misguidedly tried to guard her and apologizes, Luz lastly admits that her deepest want is solely to be understood. The belief causes the palisman egg to glow, turning right into a employees that enables Luz to channel magic with out the usage of the same old glyphs she writes. In the course of the large battle, the palisman continues to be forming, so it’s principally only a glowing orb. However after the mud settles, Luz reveals her newly hatched pal…
A snake-shifter! Luz names the little gal who can warp her look Stringbean. Not solely is she very cute, however all through the present Luz has had an affinity for snakes — one which made her stand out again within the human world (the entire collection kicked off as a result of Luz received in hassle for utilizing stay snakes in a ebook report). And as many followers guessed, Luz’s palisman would find yourself being some form of snake. Palisman may be each “regular” animals and magical ones, however the truth that Luz received a magical model of an animal she loves is especially significant.
Season 3 has seen Luz debating whether or not or not she did need to keep within the Boiling Isles. For one factor, as a human, she doesn’t actually belong within the witch and demon realm. However for an additional, she’s felt like all her makes an attempt to assist her associates have solely messed issues up for them. Within the first episode of this season, Luz had mainly determined to stick with her mom within the human world — although solely Camila is aware of about this and is making an attempt to get Luz to comply with her coronary heart as an alternative of doing what is anticipated. The truth that Luz’s palisman manifests as a magical creature speaks to the truth that Luz ought to keep within the Boiling Isles and that she belongs among the many witches and demons although she is a human.
Nonetheless, earlier than Luz could make the choice to remain within the Boiling Isles, she and her associates want to reserve it. The youngsters and Camila nonetheless have to reunite with Eda, King, and Lilith. The Collector stays at giant, although their comparatively harmless childlike whims is perhaps warped by puritanical Emperor Belos’ need to wipe out all witches. There’s plenty of saving the world to do and just one extra episode to do it in.
“For the Future” is on the market to look at on Disney Channel’s YouTube.