In order to reconnect with Beatrix, Bloom seeks the help of a fellow student. Sky opens up about his past. Ms. Dowling shares more of her story.
Beatrix is screaming repeatedly as Dowling appears to be tormenting her using her mind fairy abilities. She wants to know what Beatrix knows, and then reveals that all the screaming is part of Beatrix’s act. Immediately after Dowling says that, Beatrix calms down.
Bloom wants to talk to Beatrix, but Alfea is preparing for war. Dane sees Bloom outside late at night; she’s trying to talk to Beatrix and Dane offers to help. The next day, Sky and Bloom face a Burned One together, but they are not the real thing, but instead magical dummies to help them train to fight. Sky tells Bloom he feels that Alfea has gone full war games. Meanwhile, Musa is reading Bloom and Sky’s emotions and is subsequently updating Dowling.
Sky tells Silva that pairing him with Bloom seems obvious and doesn’t feel comfortable spying on her. He’s clearly conflicted as his feelings for Bloom grow. Silva brings up the importance of protecting the Otherworld.
Some time earlier, Rosalind is asking Dowling and the other teachers to bring down Burned Ones quicker.
In the present, they are worried that their students are not ready. Marco then walks into the office, injured from a Burned One’s attack. Dowling mentions that ever since the Queen left with her daughter, they’ve been abandoned. It’s not a coincidence that the troops have been withdrawn as well. There’s a political problem that is limiting the school at the worst time possible.
Aisha raises her concerns with her friends about Bloom. She’s worried that way too easily it seems like Bloom no longer cares about Rosalind. But what’s even weirder is that she’s texting Dane a lot.
Meanwhile, Bloom meets Dane, who has taken a guard out so she can meet Beatrix. Beatrix confirms to Bloom that she killed Callum but that it’s way more complicated than that. Bloom wants to know what happened in Aster Dell that day; Beatrix tells her she can help, but she wants to be freed first. Bloom is desperate to see Rosalind and Beatrix raises how this is her only option.
Back at the Winx suite, Stella has sneaked back into Alfea and in reality has lived secretly in the dorm for a few days undetected. Musa however manages to catch her. Stella then talks about her horrible experiences with her mother and how she likely has the Solarian army looking for her. She continues and states that her mother only cares about power and strength, and punishes her if she is not up to her standards. Stella admits that she lost control with Ricki and that it was an accident. But it was better for her mother if people believed she blinded her best friend on purpose than to be seen as weak.
Bloom heads to the stone circle to help free Beatrix and starts conjuring her powers. Sky catches her and Bloom acts like she’s doing something entirely different. Sky is sick of the games and reveals that Silva wanted him to spy on her. Bloom is angry that Sky had been spying on her. Sky then checks out the metal device and wants to know what she’s doing; he tells her he can be trusted.
Meanwhile, Terra finally speaks to Dane as she’s worried about his attitude. Dane tries to brush her off, but she ties him to the chair using her earth fairy abilities. Aisha arrives and asks what Bloom is up to.
Bloom tells Sky everything she learned from Beatrix; Sky doesn’t believe it, but Bloom states that Dowling and the others were trying to protect everyone, but it doesn’t mean that what they did was right. Sky tells Bloom that he’s a “fixer” because it makes him forget how broken he is. Bloom and Sky kiss as the conversation grows more intimate. Suddenly, Bloom’s metal device lights up, but she doesn’t want to tell him what it is because he’ll stop her. Sky collapses due to Bloom’s sedatives, and the fire fairy runs off.
While being treated, Marco receives a call from Noura; she tells him that the entire battalion is dead. Suddenly, a Burned One ravages her. Much to everyone’s horror, the video call shows that there are hoards of them.
Terra and Aisha confront Bloom about freeing Beatrix. Terra insists that her father Harvey would have never carried out a war crime. Aisha threatens to tell Dowling what she’s doing. Bloom’s eyes light up, but Terra reminds her that they are her friends. Bloom gives up the metal device to free Beatrix and walks away upset.
Aisha and Terra approach Musa about Bloom. Stella tells the girls that Bloom deserves to know who she is and believes they should help her.
Bloom tells Dowling that she wants to see Rosalind and that she knows she’s from Aster Dell. Dowling is shocked. Bloom subsequently reveals how she knows they murdered innocent people and have been covering up this atrocious act ever since. Dowling says that she made a mistake that day and that Rosalind was her mentor, but she was feared and respected. She explains that the magic they unleashed that day was potent. Until then, fairies didn’t know they could combine magic and Rosalind kept it a secret until that fateful day. Dowling further says that prior to this event, they never questioned her. Rosalind told Dowling and the others that only the Burned Ones would be hurt from the blast, but it wasn’t true, and it was quite a tragedy.
Dowling admits that if Bloom is from Aster Dell, she’s caused her damage and there will never be enough apologies. Bloom still wants to see Rosalind. Dowling tells Bloom that Rosalind is not worth bringing back to the world and that she promises to give her answers.
In a turn of events, Terra and Musa give Bloom the device to help free Beatrix. They feel Bloom deserves answers. Aisha doesn’t join them because she disagrees with helping Bloom in this matter. Sky, Silva, Riven, Dowling, and other students prepare for battle. They face the barrier but Aisha turns up and tells them that Bloom and her friends are about to free Beatrix. Meanwhile, Bloom and her friends head underground. Bloom finds the door to Rosalind and the others wait outside. Bloom sees a tall barrier, and inside it is Rosalind, who telepathically greets her.
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- The episode title is from the poem The Coming Of Wisdom With Time by William Butler Yeats.
Though leaves are many, the root is one;
Through all the lying days of my youth
I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;
Now I may wither into the truth.