Warning! This post contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 5 of The Owl House.
ALERT ALERT! We've got extreme gay behavior on The Owl House!
For those of you not already watching, The Owl House is the best gay cartoon airing right now. It's a Disney show, created by Dana Terrace, about a human girl named Luz who gets transported to a magical world of demons, witches, and monsters. But it's also about Luz and Amity, a witch girl who befriends Luz and starts to develop feelings for her.
The couple has gone from schoolyard enemies, to Grom dates, to blushing nerds who can't even think about the other sweating without getting all flustered. And now, they spent a whole episode helping each other and being totally adorable, and making moves that push their relationship forward.
In the current season, Luz is trying to find a way to open a portal to the human realm so she can check in on her mom. When Luz found out that she's not the first human to travel to the Boiling Isles, she discovered that a previous human donated a journal to the local library -- the same library where Amity just happens to work.
With Amity risking her job to help Luz, the two have a lot of time to flirt and get to know each other. "The human world sounds...odd," Amity says at one point. "Maybe it would be less odd if I showed you around someday," Luz nervously offers before backing off to give her friend some space. "But let's turn back, I don't want to push you."
But Amity doesn't want the space. Instead, she redoubles her determination, grabs Luz and says, "We're getting that diary!"
While they do find the journal, it's been eaten by mice, and they also get caught, resulting in Amity losing her job at the library. "Everything's changed since you came here," she emotionally says to Luz before going home. "Being around you, it makes me do stupid things and I wish it didn't!" Girl, we've been there. That's when Luz says that she does stupid things around Amity too.
Luckily, Amity has her older siblings, Emira and Edric, to help her along. While her older sister is helping her with her hair, Amity confesses. "Ever since Luz came here, things have just gotten confusing," she tells her sister. "I'm thinking things I've never thought before, I'm feeling things I never used to feel!"
Emira asks her if that's really a bad thing, pointing out that Amity was never happy before, not like she is when she's with Luz. She also gives Amity a makeover, cutting her hair and dying it purple!
That's when Luz knocks on the door and things get REALLY GAY. When Amity answers the door, Luz is looking beaten and burned. She's gone through several "trials" to convince the librarian to hire Amity back. Amity couldn't be more thankful.
Amity shows Luz that the mouse they caught at the library actually stores the memories of every book page it's eaten. Luz says she hopes she and the mouse can become good friends, and Amity gets bold.
"Don't worry, you always have a way of sneaking into people's hearts," she smiles at Luz before leaning in and kissing her softly on the cheek. Both girls blush HARD and Amity yells "Okay, good to see you, farewell forever!!!" before running into her house. That, my friends, is called Gay Panic.
Luz Noceda is the first bisexual, or LGBTQ+ character to be the protagonist of a Disney show, and with episodes like this, the show is proving that it's not just giving us little crumbs of representation. These are fleshed-out characters whose feelings grow and change. Cartoon witches, they're just like real gay people.
The Peabody-winning series is currently in the midst of its 21-episode second season and was recently renewed for a third. This episode, "Through the Looking Glass Ruins," was directed by Bo Coburn and written by Terrace and Molly Knox Ostertag, who also wrote season one's gayest episodes, "Enchanting Grom Fright" and "Wing It Like Witches" (which was co-written by Rachel Vine).
You can watch two young witches fall in love on The Owl House every Saturday morning on the Disney Channel.