Friendship is the true magic!
The Winx Club and the Red Fountain boys manage to rescue Stella from her father's guards but must then find a way to escape Solaria alive.
As Sky and Brandon race out of the castle, the guards catch up to the Winx. Stella falls through a window and Bloom catches her but due to the dark magic in the rain, she cannot hold on and Stella slips through her grasp. Bloom calls for the others and the Winx use a convergence spell to catch Stella and land her safely. Stella is disgusted with how she looks, and then Brandon and Sky come join them. Stella quickly hides while the others explain to them what happened in the palace and as the guards run after them, the Specialists hold them off and Bloom gives them a communicator and tells them to go to the ship.
Stella leads them through the forest to a secret exit and the guards release the hounds of Solaria. Stella trips and falls, but the hounds recognize her and she tells the dogs to go home. She tells the girls how she found a hollow tree and tied a ribbon it to remember which tree it was. They find the tree and journey into the tunnels.
There is much more mud and narrower tunnels than Stella remembers, and Stella gets stuck. The Winx pull her out but they realize that dirt and rocks are falling on them and soon they are running from a giant builder. The tunnel splits and they decide to go into the left tunnel and the boulder gets stuck. There are giant holes in the walls and giant spiders coming out of them. The Winx all get trapped in the sticky nets, and the spiders tie them all up except for Tecna.
Tecna creates an illusion of the others, distracting the spiders long enough to free the Winx. They reach a lake and the Winx try to make a breathing bubble, but leeches grab onto all the Winx and they all pass out from them except for Stella. Stella breaks a wall and the current washes them away. They are able to escape and Bloom sends their coordinates to Sky and Brandon.
Meanwhile on Andros, Valtor celebrates in the capture of the power of the Second Sun of Solaria, but is still puzzled over who Bloom is. The Trix tell her that she is Bloom and Valtor sends them to destroy the Winx but they must save Bloom for him.
On the ship, Bloom contacts Alfea and tells them will be arriving soon. Brandon is surprised by Stella’s weird behavior and she tells him it is nothing. At Alfea, Knut develops a romantic interest for Stella in her monster form. The Winx research a way to cure the monster spell on Stella in the library. And with Stella still worrying about her appearance as she will face Brandon again, Flora decides to put a spell on him so that he only sees Stella’s inner beauty. Knut comes up to Stella and presents her with flowers. Concorda then tells the Winx about the Mirror of Truth and the Winx decide to go after it.
Knut overhears Stella talking about Brandon and thinks she is talking about him so Stella teaches him some etiquette when going after a girl. As she is doing so, Flora comes into the room and jokes about the situation before they leave. The Winx board the ship to go get the Mirror of Truth. They fly through the Barrier Mountains and as they approach the cave, they are hit by the guardian ice storms. The ice building up to the hull of the ship is dangerous, and Bloom tells them to do a power dive. The plan works but soon they are attacked by the guardians of the mirror.
- The Winx and the Specialists leave Solaria safely.
- The Winx and the Specialists go to find the Mirror of Truth.
- Winx Club
- Alfea Staff
- The title for the 4Kids dub of this episode is inspired by the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.
- Both Sarah McCullough and Anik Matern voiced Musa in this episode. Sarah voices Musa from the beginning of the episode until the part when the girls are in the palace while Anik voices Musa from outside the palace until the end of the episode.
Difference Between Adaptations
- In the Cinélume and Nick versions, the episode starts with repeating the ending scenes of the previous episode (Sky and Brandon running to the ship and girls escaping the guards), while in 4Kids version, it starts when Bloom is about to jump in order to save Stella.
- There is a scene in which Bloom's and Flora's wings are missing.
- After Tecna saved the girls, holograms of Bloom, Flora and Musa are missing their wings.
“I know that it was last minute and all Stella but how about a thank you for saving your life?”
“I don't want Brandon to see me like this!”
“There's this secret passage I used to take when I wanted to sneak out of the palace grounds to go dancing downtown!”
“Well, now at least our dirty dresses match our dirty shoes.”
“Spiders... They've caught them... If I don't do something fast it'll be too late!!”
“Thanks to the Sun of Solaria I am strong again. Hmm... That girl in the royal palace who was she?”
“Next time we see them, they're so done for!”
“Stella? Is something bothering you? Talk to me.”
“Sheesh, when is anything ever easy around here?!”