“Witches of East End” executive producer, Maggie Friedman, wasn’t kidding around when she said Season 2 of the spellbinding Lifetime series would be even darker and sexier than the first installment.
“There is some crazy sh-t that goes down,” she said bluntly at the 2014 ATX Festival with a laugh. Little did we know just how crazy things were going to get for our favorite witches and warlocks.
By the end of episode 5, “Boogie Knights,” we learned that the Mandragora running rampant throughout East End gets its energy by feeding off of the sex it has with its mate -- or at least, that’s what Alex, Joanna’s friend, revealed. Alex, who has been the only person to kill a Mandragora and live to tell the tale, also informed the Beauchamp’s that the supernatural creature’s relationship with its mate is permanent -- if one dies, so does the other.
Joanna, however, isn’t too keen on the idea of taking an innocent life -- even if it means ridding East End of a blue killing machine.
“The mate’s not innocent. It’s collateral damage,” Alex argued. But Alex will need to come up with a better rebuttal once Joanna learned that the Mandragora’s mate also happens to be her daughter, Ingrid. During one of episode 5’s final scenes, Joanna witnessed Ingrid running off with the scaly creature into the night despite her pleas.
So, what should fans expect to occur in episode 6? Well, according to the episode title, “When a Mandragora Loves a Woman,” we have a feeling next week’s episode is going to focus around Ingrid’s relationship with the creature.
“Joanna and Alex must put their past aside and focus on finding the Mandragora,” the synopsis teased. Episode 5 also revealed that Alex isn’t just Joanna’s friend but her former lover who Joanna ditched after Alex gave Freya a blunt palm reading. Alex was hurt by Joanna’s decision to end contact with her but from the steamy make out session we saw in the woods, we think these two might have forgiven one another.
The summary for episode 6 continues that Freya will reach out to Dash to help save Ingrid. But according to the promo for “When a Mandragora Loves a Woman,” the Gardiner boy will be a little reluctant to lend a helping hand.
“Nothing would make me happier than seeing all the Beauchamp women dead,” Dash says to his ex-fiancée before lunging at her. “You’re not the only one who can do magic.”
“This isn’t you, Dash,” Freya says out of breath from getting thrown across the room by Dash. And she’s right -- Dash has been infected by poison from when the Mandragora slipped his tentacles into the warlock’s ears. Could Dash’s new, unruly behavior be a side effect from the Mandragora’s attack?
“WOEE” fans were also informed that Wendy will even be more skeptical of Frederick’s action come episode 6. Seriously, what was up with Frederick’s seizure in “Boogie Knights”?
Episode 6 will air on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 9 p.m. EDT. Sound off in the comments section below with what you think will occur in “Witches of East End.”