The Owl House Season 2, Episode 9 Review
There are many reasons why fans of The Owl House love Amity Blight. She’s powerful, smart, and while she came off mean at first, she’s actually just lonely due to her abusive parents. However, another reason she’s so popular might be due to her being voiced by Mae Whitman, AKA the voice of Katara from Avatar: the Last Airbender. Comparisons were inevitably made, but now that she’s changed for the better thanks to Luz, those comparisons have only gotten stronger. And in this week’s episode, “Eclipse Lake”, we see just how much of Katara Amity’s now channeling.
It’s as amazing as you’d expect.
Amity’s Mission is So Katara
What are some adjectives used to describe Katara from Avatar? She’s powerful, smart, motherly, and protective. And while Amity may not have the motherly aspect down (yet), Amity Blight’s shown all of these qualities. And this week, they’re on full display as she takes center stage.
Thanks to Eda’s Mom, the Owl House Gang knows the key to opening a doorway to Earth is through Titan’s Blood. Now, thanks to the Echo Mouse, they learn of a site called Eclipse Lake where Phillip Wittebane once found it. The only problem is Luz is sick with the Common Mold. It’s like a cold, only it causes fungi to grow on her at the end. As a result, Amity takes it upon herself to find the Titan’s Blood for her and thus help her girlfriend. Which is what she refers to herself as. LUMITY IS CANON, PEOPLE!
From the start, Amity’s actions exude a lot of influence from Katara. Case in point, she now carries around a bottle of abomination goo that she magically draws from in combat, much like Katara’s Waterbending. However, unlike Katara, Amity’s motives aren’t as good as they should be.
Hunter’s Own Motives
It’s bad enough that the Emperor’s Coven is present at Eclipse Lake, but Hunter also makes his presence known. He’s trying to beat Kikimura (who’s losing it after trying to kill Hunter) and find the Titan’s blood for his “Uncle”. As a result, he inevitably comes into conflict with Amity’s group.
It’s at this point, the Katara parallel’s intensify. In the Season Two finale of Avatar, she and Prince Zuko ended up bonding over their shared trauma in an underground, green colored cave, only for Zuko to reject her kindness in the end. The exact same scenario plays out here, right down to Hunter’s motivation. He seeks to redeem himself in the eyes of Emperor Belos, while Amity seeks to prove herself to Luz. In Amity’s case, though, she comes to realize that she doesn’t need to prove herself to Luz, because Luz loves her for who she is. In contrast, it’s heavily implied that Belos only sees Hunter as a tool for some grand scheme. But more on that in a moment.
While it’s discovered that Eclipse Lake dried up years ago, there is still some left in the key to the portal, which Amity has on her. An epic fight ensues, and once more, the animation kicks it into high gear! In the end, Hunter makes off with the key, though Amity inadvertently cracked it, leaking some Titan’s Blood onto her glove. Now, both sides have the means to power a portal.
But, just what does Belos have planned for Hunter?
Belos’ True Plans for Hunter
Belos claims that the Titan has big plans for Hunter, but knowing him, they can’t be good. This week’s episode, though, may have given us our biggest clue.
At one point in the shows opening, we see a book with a page turned to something called a “Grimwalker.” And the ingredients for it correspond to items found in previous episodes. More importantly, though, the resulting being would look a lot like Hunter. Is Hunter meant to be a sacrifice for the ritual in the Day of Unity.
In addition, this episode marks the first time we see Belos without his mask. He’s just an old man with a plant-based marking on his face. One might not even be able to tell of his potentially sinister intentions. However, it’s that very appearance that makes him so dangerous. Moreover, he’s said to have been to Earth, which explains his desire to return so badly.
Something Big is Coming
We only have one episode left of The Owl House before the series goes on break, but the hype for the show has never been higher. If the episode synopsis for next week is right, then Luz may finally return to Earth, only to confront the fake Luz. In other words, things are going to be big, and I can’t wait!
I Give “Eclipse Lake” a 4.5/5
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