The Beginning of the End Of "The Owl House" With Season 3 Episode "Thanks To Them" (2023)

The highly-anticipated season 3 premiere of The Owl Housetook place over the weekend and started the conclusion of creator Dana Terrace’s epic story, leaving us wanting more. As a heads up, this post will likely have a spoiler or two, so be sure to watch the episode, which Disney has posted to YouTube themselves and I have conveniently placed for you below.

Thanks to Them

We catch a glimpse of what we saw at the end of season 2, when King blasted Luz and her friends back through the collapsing portal and into the demon realm. It’s essentially a replay of that last 90 seconds when Luz, Amity, Gus, Willow, and Hunter show up at Luz’s human world doorstep. Complete with Amphibiaeaster egg again.

This time however, we see the scene play out at length, with Luz’s mom, Camila, greeting her daughter and welcoming her friends into their home as though they were her own. We also see the group of kids catch her and V up on their battles with Emperor Belos/Philip Wittebane before they settle in with Gus and Hunter taking up residence in the basement and Luz, Willow, V, and Amity together in Luz’s room. We also see how V has adapted to the human realm and is almost coaching the others through it, but it’s going to take some getting used to. Hunter and Luz also take a moment to discuss their situations, remember that now we know Hunter is a Grimwalker, essentially a clone of a witch hunter, and Luz has tremendous guilt since she basically caused everything with the Emperor to happen in the Boiling Isles since she introduced him (in the distant past thanks to time pools) to the Collector.

What follows is an expanded title card, clocking in at a few minutes in length that shows how much time has passed. Literal months. Hunter’s hair is growing out while he sees Belos in himself, V decides on a human form, Luz comes out as bi and tells her mother that Amity is her girlfriend, there’s multiple portal door building attempts that fail, they basically turned the abandoned house into their own, and Hunter is wearing a Rocko’s Modern Life-style shirt.Rumor has it that all of these were the individual episodes that were cut from this season, which has been reduced to three finale specials, this episode being the first of those three. This is truly unfortunate, should it be true. It would have developed this series into a richer and deeper story than it already is, plus I believe that the coming out episode would have also been a landmark in television history.

After the intro, the bulk of the action begins with the kids finding a hidden object in the abandoned house thanks to Flapjack, Hunter’s palisman. We get to see the strength of their bond throughout the special, especially when compared to the others. The gang uncovers a scroll with a puzzle. Considering Camila and Luz have done so much for them, the group decides to surprise Luz with this find during the town’s Halloween festivities. But first, they need to solve the riddle.

On the way home, Luz and Camila are redirected around a traffic accident where the child in the vehicle was convinced she saw a monster, that it wasn’t just a deer that ran across the road. As we’ve been reminded a few times at this point, the Belos goo that got out of the Boiling Isles aboard Hunter is now loose and trying to possess something in Gravesfield, and clearly is trying to get into a deer or something. Remember the Belos monster also has antlers, so it kind of works. Coincidentally, around the same time, Hunter believes he has an encounter with Belos while alone in the abandoned shack, or did he? When Luz gets home, he takes her inside so as not to spook the others, and tells her what he suspects. Together, they go into the shack to look for Belos, but to no avail. However, as they are leaving, we see Hunter’s silhouette, and it sports those trademark Belos antlers. While this isn’t outright said, this likely happened because Hunter now has an open wound on his finger, thanks to an earlier sewing incident when he was making himself a shirt sporting his new favorite animal, the wolf.

This is sad really, Hunter has really grown and come into his own while in the human realm. At a certain point, Gus also has pointed out that he’s much happier here than he seemed back home in the Boiling Isles. Later on, he checks on his wound to see that his blood now looks an awful lot like the Belos goo we’ve been seeing. Let’s go back a moment though. Aside from Hunter’s new love of a sci-fi franchise, thanks to Gus’s find in a closet of the basement, he also is researching more about himself as a grimwalker and is spending more quality time with Flapjack. Even Willow has a fondness for some of his outfit choices, despite Amity’s suggestion that they may not be discrete enough for their puzzle solving quest.

Back to that, using some clues provided by the scroll, the group figures out that there is some titan’s blood nearby. With the titan’s blood, they can rebuild the portal door and get back to the demon realm. Luz, weighed down by guilt that its her fault that this is happening to her friends and their world, has decided that she is going to stay in the human realm with her mother after they figure out how to get them back, and is going to tell them during the halloween festivities. You know, when Amity and the gang were going to tell her about the Titan’s Blood and all that.

While at the halloween festivities, the group encounters wannabe witch-hunter Jacob again, who is now without a job at the Gravesfield History Museum because he kept re-writing the displays. He tries to expose the kids, who are “out to steal everyone’s teeth” and their ears are proof they are from Mars. The gang gets out of the area, and takes a hayride where the new museum guide tell them the story of two brothers. The brothers Wittebane.

Now we have all the confirmation we need. Most of this has been put together by fans of the show already, but now we finally have the exposition and it is done beautifully through puppets as the kids progress on their journey. The short version that I can’t do nearly as well as the show did is that older brother Caleb Wittebane (who looks an awful lot like Hunter, wink wink) and younger brother Philip, who were orphans who tried to fit in in their new town by becoming Witch Hunters. They met a real witch from another world, named Evelyn, who entranced Caleb and led him back to her world. Because they had a way to go between worlds, Philip would follow him to this new world to bring the witch to justice, but neither brother was ever seen again. But, we know, Philip has been there the whole time and made numerous clones/grimwalkers of his older brother to see their duty through. I’m sure we’ll learn more by the series end, especially about Evelyn. More on that later.

At their house, Camila discovers a series of diary entries that Luz has been leaving in her computer. She has been battling her own guilt and demons since the return of her daughter, especially since she was the one that sent her away to a camp (the pilot episode) where she ended up in the demon realm in the first place, but we’re also getting to learn more about her and Manny, Luz’s dad (That was all his space and sci-fi stuff in the basement, by the way), who passed away from an unspecified illness, that really is only hinted at through context clues. It’s in these diary entries that Camila learns that Luz plans on staying in the Human Realm while her friends, that make her daughter so very happy, return to their world.

She and V run out the door to find Luz. Throughout the Halloween festival, something is calling to Hunter, and he goes to investigate. Finally, Hunter spills the beans to get Luz to help him. They have a way to find titan’s blood, and it’s going to be a surprise, but he needs to find it first. Luz, being the helpful friend, helps. BUT. Something is amuck. Hunter’s voice is changing, his eyes are turning different colors, and he’s just not himself. Alas, they go deep into the woods when Luz discovers that because the titan blood is nearby, her glyph magic is working again. They head deeper into the forest and find a sunken graveyard with an island in the middle of it.

At this point, Hunter is full Belos, and can’t find his palisman. Who he doesn’t name, unlike what Hunter usually does. Luz realizes something is amiss, especially when she finds Flapjack hiding behind a gravestone cowering in fear. This isn’t Hunter, this is Belos. A battle ensues, and thankfully V knows how to track a phone and Luz’s light glyphs leads the rest of the group right to them so they can see what’s happening. Belos, possessing Hunter’s body, says at least Hunter came into use in some way since now he can use his body. Grimwalker secret revealed to everyone. Boom. Then, Luz tries to get Hunter separated from him, but also refuses to cause any harm so as to not hurt Hunter’s body. Belos points out that’s why Luz is so easy to use and manipulate, she always wants to help. Just like she helped him meet the Collector. Secret’s out. Boom again.

Belos gets his hand on Flapjack and squeezes, rushing the palisman and saying “Goodbye Evelyn” and starts to inhale the magic as we’ve seen numerous times throughout the series but is stopped. Flapjack is critically wounded and must be protected. Hunter is now fighting himself and takes Belos with him into the water, trying to stop him from using the Titan’s blood they found. Camila jumps in to save him from drowning and pulls him ashore. There, Belos separates into his monster form, Titan’s blood in hand and says he’s going to save their souls, and that they’ll thank him later, before smashing the vial of blood into a stone archway on the tiny island. The blood drips down and forms a portal, just as we’ve seen before, and he goes into it.

Hunter isn’t breathing, but Flapjack, weakened, curls up to him and starts to fade away, transferring their life to Hunter’s and disappearing the process. It’s an emotional moment, and the first true loss we’ve seen in this season. Hunter awakens, asking if everyone is okay, and they are, save for Flapjack. Gus tries telling him this, but he is immediately stopped. Hunter knows.

Amity asks if everything Belos said was true, and Luz comes clean. She says that’s why she’s going to stay in the hum— no? Camila interrupts and says that’s why she’s taking Mom with her to the Demon Realm. One by one, they all start crossing through the portal, some even hinting that they’ll be back. I guess we’ll see. Amity tells Luz that she has stood by them even after “causing” everything to happen with Belos, and she wants Luz there all the time. Everyone jumps in, except V, who is staying behind and keeping up appearances. Finally, Luz and Camila jump through and the credits roll.

To be candid, The Owl House is too good for Disney Channel. That is its inherent problem. This story is so fleshed out and so rich, that blatant exposition that occurs throughout for that target 6-11 audience almost weakens it. Season 3 should have jumped to Disney+and maintained at this special length of episode as three full length films and developed in full, because this episode left us wanting more. You guys do it with Marvel or Star Wars series, why not this? Now, we have to wait until 2023 (no specific date beyond that) to find out what happens now that everyone is back in the Demon Realm.

You can find the beginning of the end of The Owl House with this episode, “Thanks to Them,” now on Disney Channel, the DisneyNOW app, and Disney Channel YouTube. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Disney+.

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What does vee say in spanish in thanks to them? ›

Vee: Voy a recoger a Luz de la escuela. (I am going to pick up Luz from school.) Camila: Muy bueno!

Will The Owl House finish season 3? ›

The third and final season of The Owl House was greenlit on May 17, 2021, ahead of the second season premiere. According to Dana Terrace, this season would serve as the final season, and will consist of three 44-minute specials. It premiered on October 15, 2022. The final special premiered on April 8, 2023.

Is thanks to them the last episode of The Owl House? ›

How did Luz get her scar? ›

During her fight against Emperor Belos on the Day of Unity, Luz suffered an injury that resulted in a scar through her left eyebrow. Over the course of her stay on Earth, her hair begins growing out, giving it a curlier appearance.

Does Vee have a crush on Masha? ›

Ambiguously Gay: It's heavily implied, but not confirmed, that Vee has a crush on her friend Masha (who is non-binary but feminine-presenting), as she blushes upon seeing and talking to them at the Historical Society, and the credits show them hanging out together.

How old is Luz in Season 3? ›

It follows Luz, a 14-year-old human who stumbles upon a mysterious door that turns out to be a portal to the demon realm. While there, she meets and befriends a witch named Eda (Wendie Malick) and her demon aid King (Alex Hirsch).

Will The Owl House have a Season 4? ›

Season Chronology

The fourth and final season of The Owl House has been announced on June 13, 2022 and premiered on December 2, 2023 and ended with its series finale on January 27, 2024.

Why is Luz so sad in Season 3? ›

Luz felt guilty about Eda (Wendie Malick) losing her powers and blamed herself because she believed if she never went to the Boiling Isles, Eda would have been fine.

Will Luz stay on the boiling isles? ›

With the help of Camila, Luz rescues Vee from a demon-crazed curator. Luz reveals that staying in the Boiling Isles was her own choice, but promises Camila to stay in the Human Realm once she manages another way to come back, leaving Camila devastated.

How old is EDA from The Owl House? ›

Eda is a tall, slender woman in her mid-to-late 40s, with ivory skin, pointed ears, maroon lips, and golden eyes.

Who kissed in The Owl House? ›

While she's fretting about what to do, her heroic girlfriend comes in on a pile of vines and flowers through the window after beating up the guards outside. Amity quickly jumps into Luz's arms and kisses her before she has a chance to think about it.

What episode is Luz sick? ›

When Luz gets sick with the Common Mold, it's up to Amity to find an important ingredient for the portal door - but Amity's not the only one on its trail.

Is there an asexual character in The Owl House? ›

Lilith Clawthorne's Potential Asexuality Is Perfect For Her Character. A recent letter to Hooty revealed so much about Lilith's character in The Owl House.

Does Luz have ADHD? ›

The Owl House could have taken the easy route and abandoned its neurodivergent coding as the fantasy world was introduced, transforming Luz from a character who clearly exhibits symptoms of ADHD and morphing her into an untouchable heroine.

Who is Luz real father? ›

Character information

Manuel 'Manny' Noceda is a mentioned character of The Owl House. He is Luz's father and Camila's husband, who died when Luz was a young girl.

Is Luz a tomboy? ›

Luz is Chelo's little sister. A tough, smart, and sassy-ass tomboy, she's not afraid to speak her mind. She's not happy with her big brother's behavior and is quick to tell him so. But when his problems become his powers, she's not sure it's such a good thing.

Who is the fake Luz? ›

Voice. Vee is voiced by Michaela Dietz. When she is disguised as Luz, she is voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles, who also provided her voice, albeit uncredited, when Vee first appeared.

Why is Masha without parents? ›

Family. Parents or other adult relatives of Masha have never shown up. However, this does not mean that she not have parents, they simply «are not suitable for a fairy tale» and «too busy, shy and do not want to act in a film». In addition, in the city of Masha there is sister Dasha — «such a cousin, as a sibling».

Who is Bear's girlfriend Masha? ›

Female Bear (also She-Bear) is the characters of the Masha and the Bear series. Intelligent and good-natured friend of the Bear. The Bear is enamored of her and sometimes goes out of his way to impress or even woo her. She is one of the few characters with a clearly traced story line.

Does Luz have a sister? ›

Luz also dedicates herself to trying to find a way to cure Eda of her curse once she learns that the elixir is slowly starting to lose its effect on Eda. She also meets her sister Lilith Clawthorne, a member of the Emperor's Coven who has been trying to capture Eda, and becomes curious about Eda's background.

Is Luz and Amity taller? ›

Luz is about the same height as Amity in her regular shoes, and Amity wears heels.

Did Luz come out to her mom? ›

Luz also comes out to her mother. Given her bashful personality and strong relationship with Camila I expected her to be out already, with the introduction of Amity being one of the big moments for all three characters in the opening minutes.

Who is Luz Noceda's sister? ›

Background. Luz has never met her father, he died in an accident before she was born. She is the youngest in her family, having two older siblings, Lucia and Luca.

Does Luz have a sibling? ›

Lucia Noceda is the elder sibling of Luz Noceda, works a 9-5 job, and attends Hexside.

How tall is Luz in Season 3? ›

Estimating from that picture Luz would be 5'1" (154 cm).

Can owl house be saved? ›

There is hope for the future of Owl House, though, in the form of new content akin to the original saga. Fans just have to keep showing their support for the series as it arrives on Disney+, Terrace says. “However — spinoffs, shorts, comics, all that stuff can still happen.

Will Owl House have a movie? ›

The Owl House is a American animated film produced by Waterhorn Pictures and released on July 21, 2023 by Brison Entertainment. The film is based on the TV show of the same name.

Will The Owl House have a season 5? ›

The first episode of the final season premiered on October 15, 2022, followed by the second episode on January 21, 2023, and the series finale on April 8, 2023.
The Owl House
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Executive producerDana Terrace
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Does Luz have a dad? ›


Some people thought that her parents were divorced. Others thought that he was a Witch. However, I guessed that he was actually dead this whole time; and it turns out I was right. Luz's dad died some time ago, and this date marks the anniverserary of his passing.

Does Emira have a crush on Luz? ›

Emira is shown later in the episode brushing Amity's hair and comforting her over her feelings for Luz. She also dyes Amity's hair lavender for her, telling her it looks great but to not tell their mother she helped.

Does Luz become evil? ›

Luz is the villain AU version of Luz Noceda, She became a "villain" after falling to save Eda and King, where later on, she is banished from the Boiling Isles by Warden Wrath.

Does Luz have PTSD? ›

In fact, one reviewer even stated that nearly every resident of the Owl House, including Eda Clawthorne (Wendie Malick), King (Alex Hirsch), and Luz, have post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD. By the second season of the series, Luz has begun a romantic relationship with Amity Blight (Mae Whitman).

Does Luz have a disability? ›

Luz Rello is a Spanish researcher who has dedicated her PhD research and fellowship to studying and understanding dyslexia. She herself has struggled with dyslexia, and comments in a TEDx video that her firsthand experience with the disability has been a main source of interest for her doctoral studies.

What is Luz Noceda's full name? ›

Luz Isidora Noceda: Isidora means 'strong, beautiful gift' which is definitely what Camila thinks of her only child. She adores her, her happiness, her enthusiasm, her inner light. No matter the difficulties life throws at them together, Luz is the most important thing to her.

Is EDA or Lily older? ›

Lilith Clawthorne is a major character of The Owl House, serving as the secondary antagonist of the first season until "Young Blood, Old Souls", and a supporting character as of the second season. Lilith is Eda's older sister and the disgraced former leader and lead historical scholar of the Emperor's Coven.

Is EDA or Lilith older? ›

Lilith is a tall, slender middle-aged woman in her mid to late forties (two years older than Eda).

What kind of demon is Hooty? ›

As a bug demon, owing to his extensive brown "neck", Hooty can stretch and move around in worm-like fashion, and extend his mouth to allow visitors entry to the house or swallow items for storage. His overall appearance is similar to a barn owl, as in "Hooty's Moving Hassle", his legs can be seen underneath the house.

Who is EDA shipped with Owl House? ›

Luzeda is the family ship between Luz Noceda and Eda Clawthorne from The Owl House fandom.

Who is Gus shipped with in The Owl House? ›

Gustholomule is the slash ship between Gus Porter and Mattholomule from The Owl House fandom.

What race is Willow Park? ›

Ironically, her voice actress, Tati Gabrielle, is actually only half-Korean from her mother's side. Her father is African-American. This is alluded in the series through Willow's fathers, who are shown to be the Boiling Isles' equivalents of African-American and Korean, respectively.

Why did Luz get sick? ›

Synopsis. When Luz gets sick with the Common Mold, it is up to Amity, King and Eda to find an important ingredient for the portal door—but they are not the only ones on its trail.

What mental disorder does Luz have? ›

Fans of The Owl House, much like fans of She-Ra, suspected that Luz was neurodivergent because she has characteristics recognizable to those who have ADHD, including impulsivity, issues concentrating, and a tendency to develop hyperfixations—in her case, magic and her favorite fantasy series, The Good Witch Azura.

Did Luz get expelled? ›

Luz tries to get Amity to stand up for them, but Amity remains quiet. The trio is then forcibly expelled from the school by the guards, and Amity is forced to take double the amount of classes as punishment for what happened. Luz, however, refuses to accept their expulsion, and confronts Odalia outside the school.

Is Peridot asexual? ›

Storyboard artist Maya Petersen stated that Peridot is asexual and aromantic on her Twitter, even though she said her word is not "the ultimate authority" on the matter.

Is Master Chief asexual? ›

In the original Halo games, Master Chief is very much an asexual character. He never shows interest in any other character in such a way, it's just not a part of who he is.

Is Luc in Owl House a girl? ›

The Owl House follows Luz Noceda, a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl who stumbles upon a magical world and attempts to become a witch.

How do you say thank you in Spanish slang? ›

Gracias” is the most common and simple way to say thank you in Spanish.

What is the Spanish word thank you? ›


How do you answer Como te va in Spanish? ›

Hi, I'm well. And you? Hola, muy bien, gracias.

What is the best response to Muchas Gracias? ›

De nada is the most common way to say 'you're welcome' in Spanish. It literally translates to English as 'of nothing'. You'll hear it in both formal and informal contexts, so there's no limitation on where it can be used. Muchas gracias por la ayuda.

How do you say thanks in Mexican slang? ›

Muchas gracias. The word muchas means “much” or “very”, therefore the English equivalent for muchas gracias is “Thank you very much”. Another useful expression to show your gratitude in Mexico, would be mil gracias.

Does de nada mean thank you in Spanish? ›

De nada – It's nothing/You are welcome

The most common or textbook way to say “You're welcome” in Spanish. It's the same as saying “Think nothing of it” when replying to someone who thanked you in English. You can use this phrase in any situation.

What language is de nada? ›

Etymology. Spanish de nada (“it's nothing”).

Is Hola formal or informal? ›

Hola (hello/hi) is the most commonly used greeting in Spanish. This expression can be used throughout the day, and it's typical of informal contexts with friends or family.

How do you answer ca va bien in French? ›

As with English, French people tend to reply to Ça va? with a positive response – Bien, or Bien, merci – much the same way as we would use fine in English. The following responses are polite enough for a new acquaintance, but general enough for a good friend, too: Très bien, merci. Very well, thank you.

How do you answer Como eres tu in English? ›

If you feel alright, you say estoy bien; you could also say, estoy muy bien, to give more emphasis, which means “very good” or “very well.” You can also add one extra word, gracias, meaning “thanks”, and estoy bien, gracias; it means “I'm fine, thank you.” 2.

How do you say good morning in Spanish to a woman? ›

Good morning is buenos días.

Is it okay to say Gracias? ›

The most basic way to thank in Spanish is by saying gracias (thanks). For all occasions, you could also say: Muchas gracias, which means 'thanks a lot' or 'thank you very much' Muchísimas gracias, which means 'thanks a lot' or 'thank you very very much'


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