Lifetime may have cancelled its mystical series Witches of East End, but it doesn't mean you have to give up on it. Witches of East End is on Netflix with all of its 23 marathon-worthy episodes available for streaming. So though you may be mourning the loss of the Beauchamp witches portrayed by Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Rachel Boston, there is a way to see the series that was taken off TV too soon.
Fans were devastated when the Lifetime show was canceled in November, which was announced almost unbearably too soon after its cliffhanger Season 2 finale. Since the series is based off of the book series by Melissa de la Cruz, fans of the show could turn to the books for solace (although the books are all finished up too). Another option is to sign the petition to bring back the Witches of East End (170,000 signatures and counting!). But if you're more into passive mourning, then the solution for you is to rewatch the series on Netflix.
Even if you hadn't seen Witches of East End when it was on Lifetime, if you're a fan of romance, time travel, magic, and mystery, you'll learn why there is a petition to bring back the show if you catch it on the streaming site. Since both seasons of Witches of East End were officially on Netflix as of July 7, here are eight must-watch episodes of the dearly-departed series, in case you don't have time to catch all 23 episodes.
If you're new to Witches of East End, discover the magical powers of the Beauchamp family along with Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) as they learned the truth about their family in the first episode. Plus, the fast-paced pilot didn't hesitate with giving fans a Killian and Freya (the couple is a fan favorite and affectionately known as "Frillian") make-out session right from the get-go.
2. "A Few Good Talisman"
The most important takeaway from this episode is that it featured Freddie Prinze Jr. as a silver fox lover for Aunt Wendy (Amick). His character Leo returned again in the later Season 1 episode "Unburied."
3. "Potentia Noctis"
History of Fair Haven (Freya's fiancé's home) was revealed in this midseason episode as Ingrid learned about her dark and sexy past life with the satanic Archibald Browning and Freya tried to save herself, along with Dash and all of East End, from an enchanted branch.
4. "Oh, What A World!"
In the Season 1 finale, Freya's wedding day didn't go as planned as she chose to (finally!) leave Dash. If that wasn't enough drama, Dash and Killian's mother Penelope (Virginia Madsen) was revealed to be Archibald's daughter and a shifter. When Wendy and Joanna (Ormond) killed Penelope, Dash and Killian get their own warlock powers back and battled it out as brothers. "Oh, What a World!" definitely was a perfect way to end a first season.
5. "A Moveable Beast"
The Season 2 premiere introduced another sibling in the Beauchamp family with the arrival of Freya's twin brother Frederick — although his Aunt Wendy was suspicious of him (and for good reason).
6. "Boogie Knights"
If you're a fan of Step Up, this episode is for you. Dewan Tatum got to show her dance moves in a 1970s flashback sequence with Killian. Dancing, flashbacks, and Frillian? Yes please.
7. "Smells Like King Spirit"
The big bad guy of Season 2, Tarkoff, took his revenge on the Beauchamps in the ninth episode of Season 2 by murdering Joanna's beloved daughters Freya and Ingrid. Even for Witches of East End, it was a messed up episode.
8. "The Fall of the House of Beauchamp"
Although this isn't the finale of Season 2, the tenth episode of the second season showed the resurrection of Freya and Ingrid, along with a time-travel cliffhanger at the end of the episode — all of the stuff you expect from a good series about witches.
Of course, if you want to be thoroughly depressed, watch the Season 2 finale "For Whom the Spell Tolls," but be prepared that there are no more episodes to watch after that (or ever) and though there is a petition, no amount of magic can change that the series was canceled.
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