My Hopes For Aisha and Nex in Winx Season 8, Pt. IV: Mid-Season Status
Posted On May 1, 2019
Winxseason eight started over yesterday in Italy, so it’s time for a mid-season break. Guess I’ll return to my blog for now. After all, so much has happened to my beloved couple already. I’ve gotta talk about it! ? (Don’t worry. I won’t spoil too much.)
Remember thosethreeposts I wrote about my hopes for Aisha and Nex in season eight? Here are the ones that have already come true!
1. “They have some romantic and emotional moments…”
Sorry I doubted you, Rainbow. I thought you might ignore Aisha and Nex altogether, but boy was I wrong! They’ve had tons of adorable moments already. ❤️ Of course, the best ones are in the Sirenix arc: “Into the Depths of Andros” (episode 8) and “The Light of Gorgol” (episode 9).
Why has this couple been more tender this season? Yes, Rainbow has brought back the romance for all the couples, but the timing works best for this one. Aisha and Nex have known each other almost three years in-universe and dated almost two years. By now, they’re more comfortable with each other, and their relationship is getting serious.
2. “We get to see more of their teamwork.”
I translated YouTube’s Italian subs for “Into the Depths of Andros”. Turns out the theme for Aisha and Nex in this episode is teamwork. One of Nex’s lines is, “Thanks, Aisha. See? Teamwork always works.” (The official English line might be different.) In an earlier scene, he encourages her to let him and others who care about her help her.
I’ve said many times that teamwork is one of Aisha and Nex’s strengths, but I didn’t expect Rainbow to make an episode about it!
Are you surprised? I’m not. Why did anyone think he was Nabu, anyway? What were the clues besides…being a dark-skinned guy? ?
If Orion was Nabu, Rainbow would have all but told us. They haven’t kept any returning characters a secret so far. Look at how much they’ve been hyping Riven and the Trix!
Orion is Orion — no reincarnation, no bombs, no amnesia, nothing like that. (Well, he tried to bomb the Specialists, but that’s it.) Plus, he has no romantic interest in Aisha. He gets along better with…well, I’ll let you find out for yourself.
4. “Nex will do or say something that finally endears him (and this couple) to the fandom.”
Maybe? Okay, I’m not sure. But like I said last post, I’ve seen some encouraging signs:
That last sign could mean more Winx fans are looking for (and wanna see) Aisha/Nex fan art. If that’s true, they’re in luck because more is coming. ?
Let me add to this hope. I hope that from now on, the Winx fandom will finally treat Nex like a part of the main cast. Right now, they act like he’s a minor character tagging along with no attachment to anyone. But he loves and supports Aisha, and he’s a full-fledged member of Sky’s squad. Why shouldn’t we acknowledge that?
Anyway, I’ll say this again: we might have to wait until season eight airs in more countries to see if it changes the fandom’s opinion of Nex (and of him and Aisha as a couple).
Only three (maybe four) hopes checked off so far? That’s okay. There are still 13 more episodes left.
At least it looks like the most important hope will come true: Aisha and Nex will still be a couple after season eight is over. As long as that happens, they’ll have more chances to change their reputation and fall deeper in love. ❤️