It’s painful to write that. Our little witchy, creepy, silly, awesome show only has this last season to wrap up everything. But come June 21, the beginning of the end of Freeform’s risky alt-history storm of ‘what if witches were real and joined the United States?’ is a reality.
The first episode gets an A for a super solid start. Our girls are back together, even if the world is a massive disaster. But everyone is stepping up to face the final fights. The only question is … who will win?
At the end of Season Two, we had a number of dramatic changes. General Alder is dead (or … maybe just a giant mushroom). Our girls, as a Unit, were on the lam with members of the Spree, following the death of a cadet who just happened to be the daughter of the Vice President. That same Vice President betrayed everyone and planned his own daughter’s death. Oh and the Camarilla was back and had released a Witch Plague.
We come back to the runaways, trying to remain free, trying to save the world, only the world keeps wanting to self-destruct. Generations of soldiers, Abigail, is itching for a fight. The lovebirds, Scylla and Raelle, are back together and making up for lost time. And Tally … well she’s finally finally coming into her own and finding her actual strength.
Of course the overwhelming feeling of dread is still there. The girls had to run away, which is pretty anathema to all of them. Abigail’s a soldier, Tally began the series by not running away, and Raelle … well … she’s there, semi reluctantly, but she’s not really a runner. In fact, the only runner is Scylla, and she’s sticking around too.
That doesn’t stop the VP (who had his own daughter killed!) from trying like hell to find them and kill them. And I have to tell you, the odds really look against them. The entire government is looking for them. While a lot of their fellow witches will let it go, it’s clear that anti-witch sentiment is at an all time high.
Yes, the parallels are there, and yes, they’re intentional.
The literal Witch Hunt puts everyone at risk, all witches, everywhere.
The real hope is that all this ends well. The girls save the world, and maybe General
Cheekbones Alder comes back to help somehow. After all, we did see her ‘alive’ of sorts in the mycelial network.
But will the Witches be able to save anything while they’re fugitives? Will Nicte ‘help’ them rebel?
Knowing it’s a final season makes it feel like they’re going to pull out all the stops, try everything, and hopefully not raze the world but … well … sometimes the world needs a little razing.
After being blamed for the death of the vice president’s daughter, the witches leave the army behind and become fugitives — but staying out of trouble is never easy. While Raelle and Scylla enjoy their reunion, Nicte tempts Tally with a new power.
Everything is going to change forever.