Friday, August 1

Every Witch Way - Season 2 Week 4 Review

UPDATED 8/3/14
One more week to go after this! "Every Witch Way" has been renewed for season three. You can watch this show on Nickelodeon at 7:30pm Weeknights until August 8th. To make the summaries smaller, I will shorten the names.

Desdi = Desdemona
Agie = Agamemnon

"Emma wants a Cracker"
Emma has become a bird, she runs from Danny and scares Jax. Sophie blocks Diego from seeing Maddie changing face colors with her emotions. At the clinic, Danny goes to Andi for help. There is a storm coming apparently (never mention before). Danny knows about Lily and the phone. At the stage, the council meets at blue tables. Desdemona tells them that she thinks someone is trying to take over the realm. Lily is teleported away to the clinic, mid-sentence. Lily tells them to get the parrot, where Emma would go, Hex and someone who can cast the spell. Gigi does a news thingy, people want to get Emma and Danny back. She talks about the storm. At Emma's room, Danny sneaks in to get Hex and hides from Francisco. Andi follows feathers and finds Emma. Desdi shows Agie a ripped page of what shows the last hour of the Fool Moon (foreshadowing the finale). Lily arrives, explains about Emma's phone. Desdi accuses Lily for betraying her and suggests she has something to do with the Fool Moon. Agie doesn't believe her. Lily is teleported away again, now by Danny. Danny tells her that Andi has Emma and coming on their way. Lily is surprised he is helping Emma. Danny says just because she is mad at him, doesn't mean he doesn't care for her. Lily explains that they wanted her to break up with him or lose her powers.

Andi comes with the parrot, Danny doesn't think it is her. Maddie arrives. Andi explains she told Maddie that Emma turn Sophie into parrot. Maddie doesn't get along with Hex. Andi locked Sophie in the Jaintor's closet. Maddie turns the parrot back into a person and it is not Emma, it is a woman. Lily goes after the woman. Maddie asks if it was supposed to be Emma. Andi wanted to use Sophie as leverage but she appears and Maddie runs away with her. Andi suggests a locator spell in Hex. Andi says to get Jax, which Danny doesn't get it.  Sophie, Maddie and Katie meet Diego at Maddie's house find that Maddie's face is like a mood ring. Purple is mad, Blue is sad, Red is embarrassed and Green is envious. At 7, Andi tells Jax that she needs help, that she turned herself into a parrot, Jax flakes--making Andi realizes that he is afraid of birds, which he denies. At Daniel's house, Jax is tied up with ropes. Jax says it freaks him out with birds indoors. Danny is freaked out that Jax is a wizard. Jax casts the locator spell. Emma arrives and Jax faints. Back with Maddie, Katie suggests to stop hanging out with Diego. Maddie thinks Emma put a spell on her. Sophie says how could that be if she became a parrot.
Maddie thinks it happen before. Andi tries waking Jax up. Danny tells Emma he is upset she lied to him and he doesn't want her to loose her powers. With water Jax wakes up. Jax faints up again and Maddie arrives with her purple face. Andi and Danny laugh that Emma is responsible. Maddie turns Emma back to human. Danny is about to hug her. Emma is confused about what happened. Maddie wants all credit and wants Emma to change it. Maddie realizes that Danny tricked Maddie to change Emma back. Dax wakes up. Andi explains he is afraid of birds. He calls it a phobia  disease. Danny says a storm is coming, Maddie is waiting for Katie and Sophie for pizza. Emma and Andi leave for pizzas hauling Jax away. Andi goes for Pizza and bumps into Sophie, Diego and Gigi. Back at the stage, Desdi still tries convincing Agamemnon that Lily is the villain. Agamemnon teleports away to 7 for pizza (a subplot about Gigi messing up a promotion at her dad's business the 7). Desdi plots to get Daniel and Emma back together. At night, Desdi and Gigi meet, Gigi does a text hacking to get Danny and Emma back together. Desdi makes a spell to make a storm into the school, Gigi asks if they are in the school, Desdi says no. Agamenmon arrives at 7 and finds out about the storm and teleports out. Andi and Diego are stuck in 7 as the storm begins. Emma gets a text from her dad on her phone--which is from Gigi. T3 get near Maddie, Daniel tells them to leave her alone. Daniel gets a text.
Special Guests: Francisco, Desdemona, Lily and Agamemnon
 Not Present: Ursula, Daniel's mom

Emma and Jax (who was following her) walk into empty Principal's office and the door shuts close, figuring it to be a trick. Desdemona (thinking Daniel is in the school and not Jax) makes the storm tougher. Emma panics about the door. Jax opens the door and it is not locked. They both get texts for extreme weather warning. (But schools are safe for storms no?) Jax protects Emma from debris in the hallway. They run back to Principal's Office. Emma thinks it is all Jax's plan. Jax explains teleporting thought a storm is a bad idea. Desdi and Gigi teleport into the janitor's closet and are full of leaves, mud and etc.--proving it true. Meanwhile Daniel enters T3's room to find Maddie is tied up to a prank device. Danny scares the T-3 away and releases Maddie. TV is out and they are forced to stay together. Emma talks to her dad, she asks Jax if he wants to call his parents, he says his dad doesn't. He takes out a file for Daniel. Gigi spies on them. Jax is about to change Danny's grades, Emma stops him by casting a spell for all A's. She blames the Fool Moon, six more days for it to finish. Jax takes out Diego's files and then tempts her with Maddie's. Jax says they should play Magic Truth or Dare.

Meanwhile, the lost council member Ramona frees herself and finds out she is not free from the Limbo Desdi put her in. Gigi tells Desdi her mistake (that Emma is with Jax, Maddie is with Daniel). Desdi hurts her 'blog hand.' Meanwhile at 7, Diego gives Gigi 13 pizzas. Diego and Andi build pizza forts and throw fruit. Back with E & J, Emma says 'truth' but changes to 'dare' thanks to Jax. Jax imitates her to Maddie. Jax tells her to use magic and he changes his voice to her father's. Emma changes into Maddie and make fun of her. Jax changes 'Dare' to 'Truth,' which Emma asks about his family. Jax says he has dad, aunt, uncle and a doctor cousin. Emma asks about his mom. Leanna died a long time ago when he was little, he breaks the wall with a ball, finding out its fake. Emma says the last principal had a secret room. During the commercial break, Emma explained to Jax about the evil principal from the last season. Jax can't imagine losing his powers. She shows Jax the plan she had, saying Emma is prettier in person. He looks at another plan about the Fool Plan (Desdemona's), to use the last light of the Fool Moon to destroy the magical realm.

Meanwhile Daniel and Maddie are in black suits, jump off a trampoline on a sticky wall. Maddie asks Danny why they never did this when they were dating. He says she is different (she changed since dating Diego), that she was uptight back then. She refuses to agree that Diego is her boyfriend. He asks if they spend time together and care for each other, she answers yes to most of his questions. He says that is a relationship, she doesn't agree. Danny asks her what he expects of relationships, she says she thought they were supposed to be fighting because of movies. Danny says that must be why she was picking fights with him. Maddie asks about Emma and he explains what happened. Maddie defends Emma. They are stuck to the wall. Back with Jax and Emma, Emma asks why would anyone want to destroy the magic realm. Jax's mom told her that they were two different sides of the realm: good and bad, his mom was good and his dad is bad. He says he takes after his dad, Emma thinks he takes more after his mom and holds his hand. Desdi and Gigi sees this magically. Emma and Jax are about to kiss when Desdi makes the door blow open with storm wind. Jax recommends playing chess.

Soon, Emma wins chess, showing off a more wild side to him. Jax says he misses the Bad Emma. Desdi is shocked to hear about the clones, she writes about it. Emma asks how he get along with Jax Jr, he explains just make them happy, he asks her to bring an Emma back but not Lazy or Nerdy. (Interesting he doesn't mention Hippie Emma). Emma says the spell cost her Daniel, Desdemona says it will cost her powers now. Gigi sleeps and dreams of Jax. Ramona escapes and ends up in Los Angeles. Back with D and M, Danny asks if she is going to make a relationship with Diego. She says it is hard to make a 4th panther because of jealously over Katie and Sophie. She asks if Danny will make up with Emma. He says maybe. They talk about Katie's birthday coming up and Maddie wants to plan a party for her. Danny sees his phone with the text message (supposedly from Emma but was from Desdi). Later, Francisco comes in to find Emma and Jax, he thanks Jax. Jax and Emma hug, Daniel comes in, sees them and runs out.

Later, Desdemona has an emergency Council meeting at the clinic, Desdi tells Agie and Lily that Emma cloned herself and made four clones. Agie asks how she got the spell and Desdi blames Jax. Desdi says that Lily knew. Agie is mad. Emma and Jax (being tricked by a text sent by Desdi) arrive. Agie says they will lose their powers.

Special Guests: Desdemona, Ramona, Agamemnon, Lily
Not Present: Ursula, Sophie, Katie, Daniel's Mom

"About a Wizard"
 Jax asks how long they will lose their powers and they say forever and he says his dad will stop this. Agamemnon says no. Lily didn't vote, they only need two votes. Jax takes the blame, saying he made the only clones. Desdemona says he is a liar and wants Emma to lose her powers. Jax claims he wanted Emma's powers and didn't want Emma to take credit for his spells. Emma is against it, Agie teleports Emma away and puts Jax's power in a bottle. Gigi says Romeo and Juliet starts Friday on her news report and Emma teleports in and Gigi is unphased, Emma is surprised. Gigi asks if she will get back with Danny. She signs off, she gives her tips. Emma asks why she is not surprised to see her. Gigi said she thought maybe she was hiding. Gigi 'hides' behind a mop, hiding that she knows she has powers (because of Desdi's threats). Emma runs out when Gigi acts threatening. Jax walks in a messy hallway sadly. Danny catches Emma and Jax hugging in the hall and then passionately kissing. Danny leaves. At Danny's house, T3 is surprised Danny was with Maddie. They ask if he will get back with Emma. Danny says he won't say anything because of the Emma pranks. They promise not to prank her. They plan to add Jax to the prank list since Danny slipped about Jax.

Jax and Emma meet at Cafeteria, Jax doing his homework (as he lost his clone). Emma offers to do spells for Jax. Meanwhile, Sophie and Maddie work with Diego on a guest list for Katie's surprise birthday party. Katie arrives and they hide it from her. They walk away and Katie opens a balled up paper that says "Katie needs more friends" and walks away sadly. Jax is called to the Prinicpal's office in the stage, where Jax and Emma were talking---Jax wants her to do spells. Daniel defends Emma to Jax, they argue. They both reveal things they did for Emma, including Jax giving up his powers to save hers. Jax says Danny can't compete with him. Jax says Emma is dating him now, to stay away from her. They fight with swords. At the cafeteria, Emma finds T3 in the cafeteria, telling them not to play anymore pranks. They are shocked to find out that Danny broke up with her. They thought it was her. T3 add Danny to the list. Katie plays basketball outside. Andi bumps into Lily at the clinic, Lily is upset her things are gone and that all Andi's stuff is everywhere. Lily says that Desdi is too intense about wanting Emma's powers and she has changed. Andi tells her Gigi has been acting weirder than usual. Emma comes in to Jax and Daniel fighting with swords. Emma tells them to stop, they don't and makes glitter appear over them. They stop.

Emma asks Jax if they can go and they leave holding hands. Desdi and Gigi enter, Desdi upset about the glitter and also Emma with Jax. Gigi mentions Daniel being jealous, Desdi thinks she has to make Emma jealous of Danny. Sophie plays in the glitter. Desdi convinces Sophie to act like she loves Danny and take him on a date to Katie's party. Katie changes to a Goth look and Maddie tells her to cut it out. Katie says she has new friends and won't go to the beach and won't be a panther anymore. She leaves and Diego comes and they talk about problems with the party. Later on, Ramona appears at the school looking for the council entrance. She takes off her shoes and goes into the clinic looking for Lily. She hears Desdi and Desdi catches her. Desdi teleports her away, leaving one shoe in the hallway. At Emma's house, Andi arrives and finds Emma, Lily and Agamemnon and they have to be ready for the last light of the Fool Moon. Lily asks Emma how Desdi has been, Emma says she's been finding and trying to get Daniel and Emma back together. T3 plot how to dump a bucket on Jax when they are on stage.

Then at the beach, Emma meets Daniel, when he was texted by Diego. Jax arrives and they are together. Sophie arrives and tells them she is Danny's date.

Special Guests: Desdemona, Agamemnon, Lily, Francisco's voice, Ramona
Not Present: Ursula, Daniel's mom, Francisco himself

"Beach Birthday Bash"
They are all at the beach for Katie's party. Sophie says she is dating Daniel. Emma and Jax go find a spot. Sophie tells Danny that it was Desdemona's idea to pretend they were together for the play. Maddie and Diego come, Katie is not responding yet. Desdi and Gigi see this from the school. Gigi says why not use a spell. Desdi says that the 'Chosen One' is immune to the love spells. Desdi casts a spell that any girl that looks at him falls for him. Maddie instantly falls for him. Diego is jealous. Sophie comes, saying Katie isn't answering and then she falls for the spell and grabs Danny. Maddie and Sophie both pull Danny. Gigi arrives and falls for Danny too. Diego tries to get Maddie but she screams out his real name which she likes. Danny escapes and gets more girls crazy for him. Elsewhere, Emma thinks something is up with Gigi and tells Jax and Andi. They see a swarm of girls. Jax says the only girl he wants is Emma. Emma goes for drinks and tell Jax and Andi to behave. Andi thinks it is a charade, she thinks he doesn't buy it. Jax says as soon as he gets his powers he will turn her into a fish which she is into. Meanwhile at 7, Ursula (incognito as she has no makeup on) orders pizza in the name of 'Ms. Alonso.' She bumps into Katie (in goth look). Ursula thinks she is going to the beach, Katie considers them her ex-friends. Ursula tells her that they have something special for her. Katie says that Maddie has Diego and Sophie has the play. Ursula tries to convince her to go to the beach, Katie decides to put makeup on her.

At the school, T3 plot a prank for Daniel/Jax at the backstage. Lily arrives and they hide. She thinks the prank belongs to Desdi. Back at the beach, Jax is hurt by Andi and Emma comes. Desdi and Gigi are behind bushes. Desdi makes the spell stronger and more girls go after Daniel. Maddie, Sophie and Gigi go after Daniel hiding under a bar and more girls join in. Desdi enjoys the spell. Ursula goes in her new goth makeover to Maddie and Sophie on the beach. She tells them about Katie alone at 7. Maddie tells her mom that she is back to Danny but she is happy about it, looking at Diego--who is not for it, of course. Ursula gets them back on track. Maddie shows her a mirror and Ursula screams, having not seen what Katie did to her. Diego tells her it probably is magic and reminds her about Katie, saying friendship is stronger than magic. Maddie snaps out of it (momentarily) and goes with Sophie to get Katie. Daniel hides behind a bush and finds Andi. Andi is under the spell too. She suggests base jumping and he tells her to get her gear. Maddie, Sophie and Diego find Katie at 7 and try convincing her to go to the beach. Katie complains about them not spending time with her and they reveal they were planning a surprise party. They make up and hug. Maddie asks Diego if he is coming, he says he doesn't want to see her gaga over Daniel, she says she isn't gaga over Daniel. He goes after her. 

Andi comes running to Maddie for her parachute. Emma spots Danny who signals her to come to him. Emma and Danny meet up, he is happy that she isn't in love with him. He tells her that the girls are after him, she thinks he is trying to make her jealous. He thinks it is like a spell. She wonders who put the spell. He thinks Jax. She says he doesn't have the powers. Gigi arrives and then hordes of girls who chase Danny out. Emma and Jax meet up, she looks for Andi's goggles, telling Jax what is going on. Jax thinks the spell is awesome, picturing how it would be to under that spell and Emma leaves. Emma sees the spell with the magic-detecting goggles. Katie arrives and is under the spell too. Emma reverses the spell and everyone walks away from Daniel. Daniel hugs Emma and thank her. Jax sees this and is mad. Back at the school, T3 finished their prank. Some want to get Jax and some want Daniel. We re supposed to vote on it. Later, we see in a montage Katie blow out her birthday candles, Danny, Sophie and Andi hit a piƱata. The gang is around a campfire. Diego makes fireworks, everyone turns around to see them. Diego and Maddie are alone. Daniel is alone. Jax and Emma are together. Daniel looks at Jax and Emma.

Later back at Emma's, Jax wants to play Andi's game since he brought up the TV. Emma forces him too. Gigi says not to attack one Zombie--Emma says it is her boyfriend Phillip. Jax laughs. Jax wants to text Miss Information, Andi runs out angry with his phone. Andi says no guy is her type and she hacked the game to create Phillip. Jax teases her that Phillip is in danger and locks the door. Jax accidently is about to destroy all the Zombies and Andi frets that Phillip will be deleted. Emma casts a spell and Phillip magically appears, making Jax scream.

Guests: Ursula, Desdemona, Lily (briefly), Phillip (briefly)
Not present: Francisco, Danny's mom, Ramona, Agamemnon

 "Zombie Boyfriend"
Andi is anxious before meeting her Zombie boyfriend that Emma just brought to life. Emma magically opens the door, Jax is scared of Phillip so Emma is about to zap him away but Andi stands in the way. Andi is sent away and Phillip jumps out the window. Jax and Emma find that Andi is the video game but Emma quickly takes her out (we conveniently don't see the game). Andi is upset he is out on the loose. Andi, Emma and Jax look for Phillip at 7 and Daniel of course figures it out. Daniel and Jax both come up with an locator spell idea but Danny gets credit which makes Jax mad. At the clinic, the council find Ramona's shoe and the plot paper--which Desdi uses to pin Lily. Agamemnon thinks it is Lily, Lily is about to run out but Desdi closes the door. Lily tells Agie that it is Desdi. Agie sends Lily away, which Desdi loves. Back at Emma's, Daniel tries to convince Andi that Phillip is not real but Jax tells him to back off. Emma is about to do a spell. Andi convinces Emma to keep him, saying he has low level aggression. Danny and Emma is against it.

Jax is for it. Emma makes a deal and summon him. Phillip and Andi reunite. Andi thinks he is harmless, he says hi to them. Back at Daniel's, T3 get a shipment from their grandmother. The oldest boy wants to trap Daniel and the girl wants Jax but the final vote is for the little boy. He makes confetti come out of the machine. Back at Emma's, Danny is gone and Phillip is freaking Jax out. Jax doesn't know you have to wash your clothes. Phillip tells Andi he is hungry. Andi offers him Pizza. Emma offers pancakes and hugs Emma. Andi throws pizza at Phillip. Meanwhile at Maddie's room, Ursula is anti-Kanay and Maddie says they will go to the play and then dinner in public with Diego. Back at Emma' house, Phillip dress in preppy clothes, Andi doesn't like it. He thinks she doesn't like him. At Emma's kitchen, Jax and Emma talk.  Jax thinks she can do whatever she wants. Jax wants to go out on a date on the last night of the Fool Moon. Jax wants his powers back and destroy the Magic Realm and be the two most powerful beings on Earth. Emma laughs. Emma thinks he is joking, he goes along with it.

 Emma goes to Diego at 7, he is slammed at work. Gigi is MIA (Missing in Action). Emma and Diego talk about how strange Gigi has been. Emma asks Diego if Gigi knows about magic, he says no, he never told her. She tells him about the janitor closet thing. Gigi listens to this. Diego and Maddie come into Maddie's house, Ursula laughs at a joke that Diego said. She wants to talk to Maddie alone, Diego goes. Ursula is shocked Maddie said 'please,' she says Diego is a bad influence. Ursula orders her not to see Diego again. Later on, Andi has enrolled Phillip to school, with a locker next to his. (She doesn't hid his zombie face). The Panthers and Diego meet him. Sophie thinks they have zombie makeup. Katie asks if they are in a relationship, she then asks Maddie and Diego the same thing and they run off. Later a montage of Andi and Phillip having fun car wash, Maddie and Diego sneaking around, Jax, Emma, Andi and Phillip hanging at 7 and Danny spotting them; Emma, Andi, Phillip and Jax at Emma's house watching a movie; Maddie and Diego almost kissing and Diego hiding from Ursula; Phillip and Andi at 7, Phillip wants to go out with her to the play.

Andi panics about the 'date' at Emma's house. Emma clams her down. At the kitchen, Francisco interacts with Phillip. Andi comes out and Phillip gives her a flower and Francisco is about to take a picture. The flash goes off, scaring Phillip. At the school, Danny's mom takes T3 in to the play. The older ones ask the little one who will be pranked. Backstage, everyone readies for play. Danny tells Jax to have a great show. Jax then tells Danny to stay away from Emma. Danny says that Emma belongs with him. Phillip and Andi sit next to Emma in the audience. The T3 ready their spot. Maddie sits with Diego. Jax tells Danny good luck and goes out. Daniel gets his sword and readies himself. The two play fight with swords. Andi says it is not rehearsed. Danny yells "Stay away from her." Sophie comes out to do her lines but Danny is knocked down. Sophie runs out. Danny is at an X and gets foamed by T3.

Guests: Phillip, Ursula, Francisco, Lily, Agamemnon, Danny's mom
Not Present: Ramona

This week we saw the softer and goofier side of Jax (afraid of birds is just adorable). Also the most complicated side of Maddie, her actress is better than I give her credit for. "Stormageddon" sure split our main six into three neat groups and gave Daniel and Maddie time to bond as exes and Jax and Emma to get closer. I was skeptical about Desdemona and Gigi as a pair but they work great together. I like how the writers make Gigi ask logical questions and Desdemona just dismiss them. The real Desdemona was much smarter than the evil one. Desdemona is crafty but an idiot at times (ketchup squirting on her, not knowing Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy). Ursula, as much as I didn't like her actress, was absent for the most of earlier this week, mostly because Maddie has her powers back. I kind of missed her. I do like Lily's actress and miss her. It would've been nice to see her training in the magical realm.

Also strange we never see Katie's 'new' friends and the only lead-into it was a basketball match she was losing. If they can afford extras to go crazy over Daniel, why not some 'goth' extras? Oh well. Also this week it has been announced "Every Witch Way" will get a 3rd season so congrats to the kids (cast)! Some parts were predictable like "Beach Birthday Bash" with Katie angry with her friends ignoring her and girls chasing Danny but I like that Jax dating Emma hasn't exactly changed Jax. And I like the there was foreshadowing in that episode. The zombie subplot of "Zombie Boyfriend" sure does seem out of place in "Beach Birthday Bash." "Stormageddon" has to be my favorite episode of the week. Plus, the council meeting at the school constantly is getting pretty tiring. They can't put a green screen and meet in some 'castle'? "Emma wants a cracker" was obviously made to give Emma's actress a break since she did five-duty last week with the clones. But it did gives us great interaction between Daniel and Lily.

Phillip is portrayed by Liam Obergfoll