Editor's note: this post contains spoilers for the series finale of The Owl House, "Watching and Dreaming."
After three years of airing on the Disney Channel, Dana Terrace’s The Owl House has reached its perfect — and very queer — conclusion.
The first two seasons of the show had the normal show structure with individual episodes, but for the third, and final season, the show had three extra-long episodes, the final of which just aired on the Disney Channel on April 8.
“Watching and Dreaming,” saw Luz, Eda, and King as they tried to defeat both Emperor Belos and the chaotic Collector. While one of these villains needs redemption and love, the other needs to be defeated.
Things got pretty bleak for a while, with Luz even sacrificing herself to try and save her friend and realizing that she needs to embrace her flaws and growth to be her best self.
But in the end, Luz is able to show the Collector that his idea of “fun” hurts other people, and that if you care about others, you can form lasting relationships. She’s also able to gain Titan powers and rejoin her friends to defeat Belos.
The Owl House - Watching And Dreaming Trailer | SERIES FINALEyoutu.be
It was a perfectly fitting ending for a show that ended up changing a lot of young people’s lives. And fans of the show loved it, especially loving the time-skip conclusion that comes at the end and shows viewers what life is like for nearly 18-year-old Luz.
The Owl House pushed forward queer representation at Disney like no other cartoon had done before. While other networks like Cartoon Network, Amazon, and Netflix had very queer shows for years (Steven Universe, Danger & Eggs, and She-Ra and the Princessess of Power, respectfully), Disney had always lagged behind before The Owl House.
The show got queer pretty quickly, with Luz the human and Amity the witch clearly having feelings for each other early on, with season one episodes like “Enchanting Grom Fright” and “Wing It Like Witches” showing the two girls struggling to reveal those feelings for each other.
By the second season, the two girls were girlfriends, and it was revealed that Eda, the Owl Lady, used to have a romance with a nonbinary witch named Raine.
Several other queer characters were later introduced, and young, queer fans jumped on board enthusiastically. Now, they’ve gotten to see their favorite queer witches have a happy ending!