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"It Begins" and "It Resumes" acts as the two-part first episode of the series W.I.T.C.H. It first aired December 18, 2004.

Synopsis

It Begins

A new girl, Will Vandom, arrives in Heatherfield and introduces herself to Irma Lair, Taranee Cook, Cornelia Hale and Hay Lin. Meanwhile, all of them see something wrong on them. Meanwhile on the evil world, Meridian, which was good in the past, a rebel leader, Caleb and his friend Aldarn try to take the weapons which the evil Prince Phobos stolen. Caleb and Aldarn are spotted and run away. They arrive at Hoogong Gorge and escape by the Hoogongs.

Back on Earth, Hay Lin takes Will, Irma, Taranee and Cornelia to her house inside the restaurant, Silver Dragon. Her grandmother, Yan Lin, arrives. She tells them about the Meridian and the Veil in which the portals are opening. Yan Lin says there are the Guardians who are closing the portals by using their powers. Yan Lin shows the Heart of Kandrakar and says they've got the powers. Irma sees she can control water, Taranee sees she can control fire, Cornelia sees she can control earth and Hay Lin sees she can control air. Yan Lin gives Will the Heart saying the one of the five unites the others. Now the Guardians are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin. Back on Meridian, Caleb and Aldarn escaped and go to Infinite City. Caleb says he can't go because he must go to Earth to find the real taker of the throne. While trying to find the portal, Caleb is attacked by Phobos' minion, who turns into a lizard, Lord Cedric.

Back on Earth, the girls decide to exercise their powers under the bridge. Will transforms and unites the others. The girls are surprised with their Guardian look. The girls play with their powers. It's getting dark and Will un-transforms the others. Back on Meridian, Cedric chases Caleb and Caleb spots the portal. Back on Earth, Hay Lin spots the portal. Caleb appears and Cedric soon shows up. The girls transform and fight with Cedric. Caleb yells to close the portal and Will uses the Heart to do this, but, as Will closes the portal, Caleb is kidnapped. After what had happened, the girls reported to Yan Lin about what had happened under the bridge. Hay Lin draws a photo of Lord Cedric and recognizes it as Lord Cedric. The next day, the girls went to school. They wondered what had happened to Caleb after Cedric took him. When walking back home. Will went into an alley, while the other girls went straight. As she was walking into the alley. A portal appeared and Will accidentally went in the portal. All was left was her backpack, with the Heart of Kandrakar in it.

It Resumes

Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin must travel to Meridian after Will is captured by Cedric and Vathek. But they cannot transform without Will who dropped the Heart of Kandrakar in the struggle, and now the Heart leads them to find its Keeper. The girls make their way through Meridian, finding Will's pit-like prison, where she is being kept with Caleb and a smelly creature, Blunk. They throw the Heart down and transform, escaping the castle.

A one-eyed Gargoyle ambushes them at the portal, grabbing Irma through the portal but Will closes it on his hand. In the end, Hay Lin decides to have a name for the girls: W.I.T.C.H. In the B-story, the girls struggle to be Will's new friends.

Trivia

  • Two scenes from the international version were cut from the US version of this episode.
  • In the US version, this episode and "It Resumes" aired together as a one-hour special to introduce the series. Internationally, the two episodes aired as two separate episodes.
  • It is revealed that Yan Lin was the previous Air Guardian.
  • It is revealed that Will's real name is Wilma, but she prefers to be called Will.
  • In the comic books, Yan Lin faked her death the day after revealing to the others about being guardians, and in the novels, she dies in book two and becomes a member of the council of Kandrakar, but in the show, she does not die and remains a starring character in almost every episode.
  • The colors on Irma's top and skirt were reversed in the opening sequence.
  • In one scene, when Taranee talks, we hear Hay Lin's voice.
  • This episode bares similarities to issue #1, with Will moving from Fadden Hills to Heatherfield, the W.I.T.C.H. girls randomly experiencing their powers and Yan Lin revealing to the W.I.T.C.H. girls that their destiny is to become the new Guardians of the Veil.
  • Before going to rescue Will, Taranee said she moved to Heatherfield one year ago, but in the comics, she moved there only a few days before Will.
  • In the comic books, only Hay Lin can fly, because she is the guardian of air, while here all of the girls can fly.
  • Throughout the season, Hay Lin doesn't wear the trademark goggles on her head like she does in the comics.
  • In the comics, Caleb didn't appear until issue #7 but in the TV show he is the first main character to be seen (not including the titles).
  • This episode marks Blunk's first appearance. It should be noted that he never made an appearance in the comic books.
  • In the comics, Vathek first appeared as an evil monster. In the series, the plotline has been skipped to the part where he is a good guy spying on Phobos for the rebel army.
  • In the US version, this episode and "It Begins" aired together as a one-hour special to introduce the series. Internationally, this episode and "It Begins" aired as two separate episodes.
  • This episode marks the first time Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin are in Meridian.
  • Hay Lin points out in this episode that she and each of the girls' initials spell out "W.I.T.C.H."
  • There are hints of romance between Caleb and Corenlia.
  • George of the Jungle, Tinkerbell and The Wizard of Oz are referenced in this episode.
  • Throughout this episode, various outfits are seen to always change appearance in a small way (i.e. something is missing or something is reversed).


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Media
W.I.T.C.H. | TV Series | Video game | W.I.T.C.H. issues | Music From and Inspired by W.I.T.C.H.
Issues
Arcs: Arc 1: The Twelve Portals | Arc 2: Nerissa's Revenge | Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds | Arc 4: Trials of the Oracle | The Book of Elements | Arc 6: Ragorlang | Arc 7: New Power | Arc 8: Teach 2b Witch | 100% Witch | Ladies vs W.I.T.C.H. | Arc 11: Magical Sovereign

Volumes: Issue 001: Halloween | Issue 002: The Twelve Portals | Issue 003: The Dark Dimension | Issue 004: The Power of Fire | Issue 005: So Be It Forever | Issue 006: Illusions and Lies | Issue 007: One Day You'll Meet Him | Issue 008: The Black Roses of Meridian | Issue 009: The Four Dragons | Issue 010: A Bridge Between Two Worlds | Issue 011: The Crown of Light | Issue 012: The Challenge of Phobos | Issue 013: I Know Who You Are | Issue 014: The End of a Dream | Issue 015: The Courage to Choose | Issue 016: Nerissa's Seal | Issue 017: Don't Close Your Eyes | Issue 018: Remnants of Summer | Issue 019: The Other Side of the Story | Issue 020: A Gust of Hate | Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow | Issue 022: A Broken Heart | Issue 023: Goodbye! | Issue 024: Trust Me | Issue 025: Water Shadows | Issue 026: Blackmail | Issue 027: Divided | Issue 028: So Close, Yet So Far | Issue 029:The Lesser Evil | Issue 030: The Chamber of Tempests | Issue 031: The Voice of Silence | Issue 032: Behind the Mask | Issue 033: The Greatest Gift | Issue 034: The Scent of Freedom | Issue 035: Mirrored Lives | Issue 036: Rebel Souls | Issue 037: The Dispute | Issue 038: Desires of the Heart | Issue 039: On the Wings of Remembrance | Issue 040: The Ultimate Secret | Issue 041: The Whole Truth | Issue 042: Beyond All Hope | Issue 043: Tricks of Light | Issue 044: Never Alone, Ever Again | Issue 045: Double Deception | Issue 046: The Power of Courage | Issue 047: The Sands of Time | Issue 048: New Horizons | Issue 049: Between Dreams and Reality | Issue 050: Forever Magic | Issue 051: Out of Control | Issue 052: The Eye of the Book | Issue 053: A Whole New Song | Issue 054: One More Hug | Issue 055: The Day After | Issue 056: The Riddle | Issue 057: The Isle Of Enchantment | Issue 058: Illusions | Issue 059: The The Fire Within | Issue 060: Earth and Air | Issue 061: The World Inside The Book | Issue 062: The Final Chapter | Issue 063: Arrival and Departure | Issue 064: The Screaming Man | Issue 065: When Hope Blooms | Issue 066: Reflections | Issue 067: On Your Side | Issue 068: The Dark Side | Issue 069: New Frontiers | Issue 070: Stop the Presses | Issue 071: Glimmers of Fear | Issue 072: The Green Ray | Issue 073: The Dark Summons | Issue 074: Whisked Away | Issue 075: As You Were, You Are Now | Issue 076: Earth | Issue 077: Of All the Stars | Issue 078: Fire | Issue 079: Water | Issue 080: Emotions | Issue 081: Air | Issue 082: Energy | Issue 083: Return to Kandrakar | Issue 084: Unique Movements | Issue 085: I Am You | Issue 086: In the Heart | Issue 087: A Cold Magic | Issue 088: Which One of You? | Issue 089: The Key to Summer | Issue 090: A Beating Heart | Issue 091: So Much More | Issue 092: No Longer Alone | Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away | Issue 094: The Settlement | Issue 095: Endless Tears | Issue 096: Here On The Heart | Issue 097: The Magic of the World | Issue 098: Sweet After All | Issue 099: A Dive in the Air | Issue 100: 100% Witch | Issue 101: A Rising Star | Issue 102: The First Day | Issue 103: That Which You Aren't | Issue 104: Another World | Issue 105: One Letter From a Dream | Issue 106: Zodiac | Issue 107: It Was Fate | Issue 108: A Father's Heart | Issue 109: Green Truth | Issue 110: Magical Moms | Issue 111: Teamwork | Issue 112: Early Days | Issue 113: The Long Kiss | Issue 114: Return to School | Issue 115: A Special Voyage | Issue 116: The Right Distance | Issue 117: The Best Party | Issue 118: All In A Day | Issue 119: Music In The Air | Issue 120: Lady Giga | Issue 121: Ten Years Later | Issue 122: Mathematically Possible | Issue 123: Lady Crash | Issue 124: A Puppy for a Friend | Issue 125: The Other Part | Issue 126: Lady Kimikal | Issue 127: Embrace | Issue 128: A Single Word | Issue 129: Away From the Heart | Issue 130: A New Friend | Issue 131: The Magic of Emotion | Issue 132: Together Again | Issue 133: Little Magic | Issue 134: Tomorrow | Issue 135: Summer Time | Issue 136: Sportingly Stylish | Issue 137: I Love London! | Issue 138: A Different World | Issue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

Other Comic Books: Core of Kandrakar | Cornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to Be | Elyon: Return of the Queen | Planet Boys | The Year Before | Orube Special | Two Hearts for a Ball (World Cup Special) | Christmas Special 2004 | Christmas Special 2005 | Christmas Special 2006 | Caleb and Elyon - Two Destinies | Halloween Special 2007 | Witch on Stage

Characters
Will Vandom | Hay Lin | Irma Lair | Cornelia Hale | Taranee Cook | Elyon Brown | Lord Cedric | Miranda | Prince Phobos | Alchemy | Nerissa Crossnic | Caleb | Sandra | The Mage | Eric Lyndon | Nigel Ashcroft | Anna Lair | Matt Olsen | Ms. Knickerbocker | Joan Lin | Lillian Hale | Bess and Courtney Grumper | Napoleon | Susan Vandom-Collins | Cassidy | Martin Tubbs | Laurent Clubberman | Uriah Dunn | Chris Lair | Chen Lin | Halinor | Kurt Van Buren | Frost The Hunter | Tracker | Gargoyle | Sandpit | Kadma | Yan Lin | Julian | Theresa Cook | Aldarn | Jeek | Howard Hale | Dean Collins | Lionel Cook | Peter Cook | Raythor | Tynar | Elizabeth Hale | Blunk | Tom Lair | Eleanor Brown/Miriadel | Raphael Sylla | Tony Vandom | Andrew Hornby | Galgheita Rudolph | Herbert Olsen | Joel Wright | Thomas Brown/Alborn | Shagon, the Hate | Tridart, the Despair | Ember, the Pain | Orube | Shinobu Takeda | William Collins | Stephen | Edward Folkner | Mariko Takeda | Foreman Takeda | Erin Peyton | Mr. Huggles | Luke Pradd | Tecla Ibsen | Henry | Ardeh | Ari | Endarno | Maqi | Laura Steedson | Nashter
Episodes
Season 1: It Begins and It Resumes | The Key | Happy Birthday Will | A Service to the Community | The Labyrinth | Divide and Conquer | Ambush at Torus Filney | Return of the Tracker | Framed | The Stone of Threbe | The Princess Revealed | Stop the Presses | Parents' Night | The Mudslugs | Ghosts of Elyon | The Mogriffs | Walk This Way | The Underwater Mines | The Seal of Phobos | Escape from Cavigor | Caleb's Challenge | The Battle of Meridian Plains | The Rebel Rescue | The Stolen Heart | The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous | B is for Betrayal | C is for Changes | D is for Dangerous | E is for Enemy | F is for Facades | G is for Garbage | H is for Hunted | I is for Illusion | J is for Jewel | K is for Knowledge | L is for Loser | M is for Mercy | N is for Narcissist | O is for Obedience | P is for Protectors | Q is for Quarry | R is for Relentless | S is for Self | T is for Trauma | U is for Undivided | V is for Victory | W is for Witch | X is for Xanadu | Y is for Yield | Z is for Zenith

Songs
We Are W.I.T.C.H. | W.I.T.C.H. (Theme)
Locations
Heatherfield | Meridian | Arkhanta | Zamballa
Groups
W.I.T.C.H. | Uriah's Gang | C.H.Y.K.N. | Knights of Destruction | Guardians of Kandrakar | The Runics
Objects
Heart of Kandrakar | Heart of Meridian | Heart of Zamballa | Aurameres | Seal of Phobos | Seal of Nerissa | Horn of Hypnos

Elements: Quintessence | Fire | Air | Water | Earth

Other
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