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"Enchanting Grom Fright" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of The Owl House, and the sixteenth episode overall.

It premiered on August 8, 2020.

Synopsis

Luz experiences Grom, Hexside's version of Prom, and it's not what she expects.

Plot

At the start of the episode, Luz is seen learning the plant spell at home with King. She frights when she sees her mother texts to her, asks her about the camping day. She responds to her with a thumbs up. Later, Willow and Gus come to her house and they go to the school. They find out that the ceremony known as Grom is coming to Hexside, and Amity is chosen as this year's Grom Queen. Luz is happy for her at first, but Amity is not, because it's a big responsibility, and being the Grom Queen means revealing your worst fear to everyone at school. "Grom" is actually short for Grometheus the Fear Bringer, a monster that lives below the school that a chosen person must fight every year, and has the ability to transform into the said person's worst fears while the rest of the school continues the party upstairs. Wanting to help Amity, Luz decides to take her place.

At the Owl House, Amity has Edric and Emira conjure illusions of the fears Luz has written down. Although most of her fears aren't as big of a deal, such as cats with human faces and Eda treating her weakly, Luz still shows she is afraid. Nonetheless, since they are literally out of time as Grom is about to start, she pushes forward on facing Grometheus.

Everyone gathers at Hexside where Grom is taking place. Despite the pressure, Amity confides in Luz to give it her best and try. Soon, Luz is selected to face Grom. She easily defeats many transformed Grom at first. But while she fights the Grom, she realizes that her worst fear was actually not what she was expecting: her mother finding out about the Boiling Isles. The Grom, while partially transformed into her mother, chases her outside and Amity follows after them. When Amity tries to stop the monster, it reveals that she wanted to go to the Grom with someone and that her biggest fear was being rejected (which is later revealed to be Luz who Amity wanted to go with). Together, Luz and Amity dance and defeat the Grom, by using Amity's abomination and Luz plant magic's glyph. King also has overcome his fear of public speaking with Gus's help.

Once the party's over, Luz goes back to the Owl House and texts her real mother, saying that she has been having a good time at "camp." Unbeknownst to her, someone has been sending fake letters to Camila in her handwriting.

Cast

Additional voices

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Un baile aterrador A terrifying dance
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Enfentando Os Medos Confronting Fears
France French Le bal de promo The prom
Japan Japanese グロム・パーティー Grom party
South Korea Korean 두려움과 마주하기 Facing Fear
Netherlands Dutch Gruwelijk Grala Horrifying Grom
Portugal Portuguese O Baile Pavoroso do Grom Grom's Dreadful Prom
Poland Polish Najsilniejszy Lęk The Strongest Fear
Romania Romanian Un bal înfricoșător A Scary Dance Party
Vietnam Vietnamese Đêm Dạ Hội Đáng Sợ Scary Evening Party

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Enchanting Grom Fright", click here.


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Trivia

  • The Grom Tiara relic found in the Owl House video game Witch's Apprentice may be a reference to this episode.
  • This marks the second episode where Luz wears a skirt, the first being "Escape of the Palisman".
  • When Eda's portal is open, it allows the transmission of WiFi signals into the Boiling Isles.
  • The codeword in this episode is "mud".
  • Luz, along with the illusion of her mother, speaks in her native language for the third time in this episode, following "A Lying Witch and a Warden" and "Hooty's Moving Hassle".
    • "Espérate un momento." translation "Wait a moment."
    • "Te extraño también, mami." translation "I miss you too, mommy."
  • Dana Terrace stated in an Instagram post after the episode that Edric and Emira got stood up by their Grom dates.[2]
  • In a charity stream hosted by Dana Terrace, Spencer Wan, and Luz Batista, an image from the episode, which was cut for time, was shown. The image shows an alternate Grom photo of Luz in her otter suit, with Amity looking at her lovingly.[3]
  • The horrifying spider on the back of Luz's head actually exists. It is a solifugae, also known as a camel spider.
  • Many fans made the connection that Amity's fear of being rejected by Luz was a metaphor for the fear of being outed as gay. However, in a recent interview with Rebecca Rose, Dana Terrace confirmed that this was a complete accident.[4]
  • Dana Terrace wanted to do a prom episode to make up for her own experiences.[5]
  • In early concepts, Grom was referred to as Prom, with Prom being an anagram for "Perennial Ritual Offering Maiden".[5]

Revelations and significant events

  • Through Grom and by other means, several of the characters' fears are revealed in this episode:
    • Luz - Her mom finding out about her staying in The Boiling Isles.
    • Amity - Being rejected, specifically by Luz.
    • Willow - Ladybugs.
    • Gus - Clowns.
    • Edric - Being alone forever.
    • Emira - Being stuck with her twin brother forever.
    • King - Public speaking.
  • Luz learns her third spell in this episode, the Plant Spell.
  • Luz reveals that she is lactose intolerant.
  • Amity is revealed to have a crush on Luz.
  • It is revealed that someone has been sending Camilla letters in Luz's handwriting.

Allusions

  • Final Fantasy VII - A sword on the weapon rack resembles the Buster Sword seen in the game.
  • Devil May Cry - There is also a sword on the racks that resembles the thunder sword Alastor from the game.
  • It - Grometheus seems to be inspired by, or parodying, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, as both are monstrous evils that appear once every set period of time, are trapped under a main location of the series and take on the form of their enemies' worst fear.
    • Harry Potter - Additionally, it is similar to Bogarts from the Harry Potter series, which are similar entities.
  • YouTube - "MewTube" is a parody of YouTube.
  • M'lady meme - One of Luz's fears is debating with jerks on the internet, and the jerks are portrayed by a neckbeard tipping his fedora, similar to the meme format.

Edits

Southeast Asia
  • Terms such as "dum-dum", "nitwit", and the likes were cut (in Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam). These were not cut in the Indonesian, Malay, and Thai dubs.
  • "We're gonna turn this bloodbath into a fun bath." was shortened to "We're gonna turn this into a fun bath." This edit isn't in the Indonesian, Malay, and Thai dubs.
  • The scene where two boys dance was cut. However, Luz and Amity's dance, the letter, and Amity's blush were kept intact.

Memorable quotes

Te extraño también, Mami.
—Luz
Now I am king and queen, Best of both things!
King

Videos

References

ve Episodes
Season 1 A Lying Witch and a WardenWitches Before WizardsI Was a Teenage AbominationThe IntruderCoventionHooty's Moving HassleLost in LanguageOnce Upon a SwapSomething Ventured, Someone FramedEscape of the PalismanSense and InsensitivityAdventures in the ElementsThe First DayReally Small ProblemsUnderstanding WillowEnchanting Grom FrightWing It Like WitchesAgony of a WitchYoung Blood, Old Souls
Season 2 Separate TidesEscaping ExpulsionEchoes of the PastKeeping Up A-fear-ancesThrough the Looking Glass RuinsHunting PalismenEda's RequiemKnock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's DoorEclipse LakeYesterday's Lie
Season 3 TBA
Owl Pellets Welcome to HexsideEda's Cursed BrushPaint Scare!Art Lessons with LuzCoven Lovin Soap OperaThe Dollhouse
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