Winx Club is back on Nick after being off last week.The Winx have gained the Harmonix power and are working with the Sirenix book in pursuit of the Sirenix power that will help them to defeat Aisha’s cousin Tritannus. Episode 8 of season five of “Winx Club” is titled “The Secret of the Ruby Reef.” Please click here for the episode seven recap.
Bloom and the other fairies are at Alfea. Bloom communicates with her sister Daphne and expresses her worries about getting the Sirenix power. Daphne encourages her.
Bloom then joins the others at the Alfea mixer. Aisha is feeling down and Stella wants to cheer her up. Brandon and Sky are there and Sky and Bloom dance and enjoy each other’s company.
Tecna is alone doing research when the Sirenix book appears and gives another clue.
Back at the mixer Sky and Bloom are becoming closer.
Meanwhile, Tritannus and his minions arrive at the palace of Andros. Inside the palace, the little selkie who witnessed Queen Ligea and Prince Nereus being turned into minions by Tritannus reports what happened to King Neptune. Tritannus appears with his minions and introduces two of them to Neptune as Ligea and Nereus. They attack Neptune under Tritannus’s orders. Tressa and Neptune fight back.
Back at the party at Alfea, Stella introduces Aisha to a couple of guys to try to cheer her up, but Aisha is offended. Musa gets jealous when she sees Brandon sitting with another girl but stops when she hears a song that her mother used to sing to her about a ruby reef. The Winx realize that the song is a riddle related to their pursuit of the gems that will help them obtain the Sirenix power. Musa, Stella, and Aisha plan to go to the song wharf in Musa’s home world of Melody. Bloom, Tecna, and Flora will stay at Alfea and help by using Tecna’s virtual ocean program.
Back at Andros, Tressa and Neptune fight Tritannus and his minions, but are turned into minions themselves. Tritannus then attacks Nissa, the selkie guardian of the gate to Magix. Tritannus is able to use Neptune’s power to see that Aisha and the other fairies are going to Melody, so he heads there. He arrives outside Melody and attacks Sona, the gate guardian.
Musa, Aisha, and Stella arrive at Melody where Musa experiences strong memories of her late mother. The girls contact the fairies back at Alfea, who use Tecna’s program to locate the Ruby Reef. Stella, Musa, and Aisha make the Harmonix transformation, but are attacked by Tritannus. Musa gets hit with a spell while protecting Aisha and is transformed into a monstrous fish. She chases Stella and Aisha, who are able to lose her long enough to meet up with selkies Lemmy and Aliris. They decide that Sona can help Musa. Aisha gets a head start while Stella gets Musa to follow her. They find Sona and she bonds with Musa, who returns to her normal self. The bonding also restores Sona’s powers that were lost when Tritannus attacked her.
Stella apologizes to Aisha for trying to push her to cheer up. Aisha forgives her. The fairies then find the Ruby Reef and Musa calls on the Sirenix guardian for help in solving the riddle. The clue is related to music. Musa finds a harp made of coral and the girls play it. They then contact the fairies back at Alfea, who check the Sirenix book. The book says that they have made a step in obtaining the gem of empathy, but they need to do more work. They tell Musa and the others to return to Alfea to get to work.
Bloom then goes to Sky to try to help him regain his memory.
Meanwhile, Tritannus and the Trix get to Daphne, and Bloom senses that her sister is in danger.
Next week the Winx continue their pursuit of the gem of empathy but have a battle with the minions.
Winx Club airs Sundays at 1 p.m./12c on Nick. Winx Club is a joint production of Nickelodeon and Rainbow S.r.I.
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