W.I.T.C.H.

Season 1 Episode 19

The Underwater Mines

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Jun 13, 2005 on Toon Disney
9.1
out of 10
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49 votes
5

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The Underwater Mines
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Phobos uses the knowledge of Caleb's father's being alive to lure him and the Guardians to the Underwater Mines for an ambush. Fortunately, Hay Lin hears the guards whispering, which allows the group's unimpeded access to the mines. However, the element of surprise is soon lost and the group is on the move, when Cedric floods the mine! Will the Guardians be able to save Caleb's father Julian and the other prisoners from death while keeping themselves alive?moreless

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  • Wow! A war hero presumed to be long-dead returns to fight tyranny again, a wild tunnel chase takes place, and Indiana Jones-like stunts are performed. They really ought to make more shows like this one.moreless

    10
    I really enjoyed this episode because it once again shows Caleb for the hero he is - he is brave, selfless and ready to sacrifice himself to save the people he loves, in this case, his father, who's no less a hero than him. There are also the guardians: Cornelia with her fear of water, Hay Lin with her awesome ability to hear enemies from miles away and last but not least, Irma with her witty Spider-Man-style jokes. The episode is breathtaking, action-packed and really well-done. I love it. You can watch it over and over again and never get bored.moreless
  • While Caleb and Blunk try to open the Book of Secrets, Aketon makes a surprising discovery in what Blunk calls the Underwear Mines!

    10
    PROS



    - We are introduced to three characters who I really enjoy: Julian, Aketon and Jeek



    - For all the action fans of the series, this is right for you



    - We get to see more in depth of the lives of Caleb and Aldarn



    - We learn Cornelia can't swim, that part was hilarious



    - I loved the conversation of Blunk and Aldarn because of the part



    CONS



    - Not very high in the story and once again Elyon makes only a small appearance in the beginning



    - The action kind of got boring at one point



    - I didn't really like the idea of the mine being underwatermoreless
  • ...Or bottom of the lake... Oh well, anyway, another great one (even if it's underwater... urgh...)!

    10
    Caleb and the girls are trying to open the book that they found in the castle, however with no success. The only thing they know about it is that it's called the Book of Secrets, and that it knows every Phobos's secret for Elyon. Later, in Meridian, Phobos captured Aldarn's father, and took him to the Underwater Mines, a prison underwater. There, he found out that Caleb's father is alive, when everyone else thought he died in the battle of Green Woods. He got the information to Caleb through Aldarn and Blunk, and now Caleb and the girls have to get Caleb's father out of that prison...moreless
  • This is one of the best episodes in the series!

    10
    Irma is my favourite character in the show so for her powers to be used more frequently in this episode was great. I thought the storyline about Caleb's dad being alive was good and I thought it was adventerous when they went to the underwater mines. I loved Irma's bubble and I felt sorry for her when she almost collapsed for working so hard keeping the flood back. I almost wet myself laughing when Hay-Lin said to Cornelia, 'Don't worry Cornelia. Many things can't swim....like....rocks!' It was so funny. Other than that it was a serious episode filled with tension, suspence, surprise and overall I'd say it's my favourite episode ever!moreless
  • Had potential to be a great, emotional episode, but the music and dumb jokes blew it.

    4.3
    Hmm...Phobos sounded like a girl in this episode...o.O

    Irma's jokes went from corny to just plain BAD in this episode. Underwater Mines had potential to be a great, emotional episode, but the music and dumb jokes blew it (but I liked the BGM for the mine cart ride). Also, the focus of the episode was more on the battle scenes than on Caleb and his father's relationship like it should have been. I loved the subtle Cornelia X Caleb fluff in this episode, though.

    ...Cornelia...can't...swim...Well, at least it's not Irma. I'm still having trouble getting over the fact that they made Taranee afraid of fire. x.X;;moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: After Irma and Hay Lin make the air bubble, we see Will go in, followed by Cornelia. Then, in the next scene, Cornelia is freaking out about going in because of her hydrophobia.

    • Goof: When Caleb and Blunk try to open The Book of Secrets the book lies below the window and is in line to the chimney. Blunk launches the washing-machine next to the chimney. Still it falls right upon the Book.

    • Goof: When the girls are walking to the portal and Hay Lin's speaking, Cornelia's skirt has two splits in it (a bit like Hay Lin's).

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Caleb (after a giant fish swims by their bubble): Pff! When my father and I fished this lake, we threw back things bigger than that!

    • Hay Lin (about Book of Secrets): Is there, like, an online version we could hack into?
      Irma (sarcastically): What, like Phobos'-Secrets-dot-evil?

    • Aldarn: Have any of you seen a really rude annoying Passling?
      (All Villagers point at Blunk.)
      Blunk (bartering): Pretty box full of...(holds up little paper cups) holders for glass eyeballs!
      (Villagers turn away, uninterested. Blunk puts one cup on his head.)
      Blunk: Mouse party-hats?

    • Aldarn: You have to find Caleb and tell him something important. His father is alive. He's a prisoner in the Underwater Mines.
      Blunk: Count on Blunk! Father in Underwear Mines.

    • Hay Lin: There's a new portal. (to Cornelia) But you're not going to like this. It's about a hundred yards out and about fifty feet down.
      Taranee: Well, we'll have to swim it.
      Cornelia: Swim?
      Irma: You know, body in water, legs kicking?
      Cornelia: No, I um, I just washed my hair. If it gets wet it'll get all friz-icky! (admitting the truth) All right, I can't swim!

    • Hay Lin: I hear lots of men talking.
      Taranee: An ambush?
      Irma (facetiously): Or a Star Trek convention?

    • Irma: After a sword burn, immediately apply cold water.

    • Hay Lin: Guards are people too! Or weird creature/people, anyway.

    • Taranee: What's our biggest problem? Guards and catapults or Mister Freak the salamander?

    • Hay Lin: Don't be afraid, Cornelia! Lots of things can't swim! Like, uh, rocks!
      Cornelia: Me? Afraid of water?
      Hay Lin: It's not water silly. It's under water.
      Cornelia (sarcastically): Oh, thanks.

    • Irma (Guardians fly out of the guardroom): Top floor, kitchen accessories!

    • Will: Here are your thugs, Phobos!
      Cornelia: You may need to give them 30 minutes on spin cycle.
      Irma: And your scaly pet should be back about, mmmm, sunrise. But I warn you, he doesn't have good news. Ciao!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Irma: Or a Star Trek convention?
      Star Trek collectively refers to six science fiction television series spanning 726 episodes, ten motion pictures, and hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. Trekkies (Star Trek fans) attend conventions where they dress as their favorite characters, meet the cast members of the various shows, and purchase Star Trek memorabilia.

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