So first up the good news, Lifetime has renewed “Witches of the East End” for a 13 episode order for a 2014 return. No word yet on the return date, I imagine it will be next October again.
The last few episodes have been amazing, but troublesome at the same time. Wendy, after being killed by Zombie Ingrid, is now on her last life! I just can’t imagine the show without Wendy. They have to find a way to reverse this and give her some lives back. We are led to believe she’s on her last life as the necklace she wears has changed color from black to red. I guess though, this could possibly be a sign of something else? That could keep her around.
Ingrid has a new beau, a historian who is following his father’s footsteps and research. He believes witches live in East End, but that they also come from another world called Asgard. While the show didn’t say it, this is the mythological heavens of the Vikings/Thor. Come to think of it, Ingrid and Freya are names from Norse mythology . . . . Hmmm . . . . Ingrid is trying to discourage him, but upon seeing an old map of his and using magic, she believes the world exists. Her mother and Wendy dismissed it though. I have a feeling this guy and his father, who is dead, are somehow very important and maybe even connected to Joanna somehow?
However we learned this week that the world does exist! Wendy and Joanna were banished by their father to earth, presumably along with other witches? Joanna has a husband who also was banished, and apparently lives nearby and always has. However he has had nothing to do with her or the girls for years. We also learned they have a son Fredrick who was left behind in Asgard. Interesting! Was he really? Or has their father found a way to bring him over and been hiding him from Joanna?
Athena is after a serpent key that Joanna has, but seemingly destroyed in this episode. It will open the portal to Asgard. This is what her father was trying to do, to return them to their homeland. However they’ve been banished, why we don’t know, so presumably they can’t return even if they did open the door.
In the latest episode Athena stole Freya’s power for some reason, presumably to kill Joanna and open the portal to the other world?
I may have to look into reading these books, or adding them to the long list of books I need to read. Still gotta read the rest of the “Pretty Little Liars” books, still gotta read “Under the Dome.” I’m thinking my annual vacation in January will involve a lot of reading!
Spoilers for the finale two episodes of the season below!
A PARCHING IMBUED – December 1
A mysterious professor with old connections to the Beauchamps tries to help Freya regain her powers. Killian makes a decision about his future in East End. Mike reveals an interesting theory to Ingrid. Amidst wedding preparations, Dash tries to solve the mystery of the catacombs.
OH, WHAT A WORLD! – December 15
Freya’s wedding day arrives as do gifts from both Killian and Dash. Joanna and Wendy discover the identity of the shifter. When Ingrid discovers some unnerving details about Mike, he takes dangerous measures to complete his plan.