Winx Season 8: Where’s The Kiss, Rainbow?

Does the ending of “The Light of Gorgol” (Winx season 8, episode 9) feel like it’s begging for something more? A couple fans on Winx Luci e Ombre thought so:

As weird as this might sound coming from me, I wasn’t expecting Aisha and Nex to kiss when I watched that scene. But looking back on it, I agree it feels like they should have.

The setup is perfect. They’re alone, holding hands, and standing in the light of the setting sun. They’ve just returned from a dangerous adventure where Aisha almost lost him, and they’ve grown closer and are showing even more affection than usual. Aisha thanks him for being there for her, and Nex assures her he always will be.


…they stand there staring into each other’s eyes. For a split second, it looks like he moves in to kiss her, but the “camera” cuts away!

Geez, this is worse than their date!

Squonk, I’ll never forgive you. ?

Why can’t Rainbow let Aisha and Nex kiss? I know Rainbow has toned down the romance between all the Winx couples since the older seasons, but these two haven’t had a single, uninterrupted kiss scene. You’d think the writers would make an exception to better establish the couple’s relationship.

But nope! Only Bloom and Sky may kiss now! Because they’re the most beautiful couple ever! ?

Well, there are still 13 episodes left in Winx season eight. Maybe Rainbow will surprise us with an even more romantic Aisha/Nex moment…with an actual kiss in it.

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NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
June 24, 2019 11:55 am

This isn’t relevant to this particular post, but I wanted to comment it somewhere, because this is cool.

I’ve been thinking about Aisha and Nex’s color symbolism, and how it relates to yin and yang. (As a recap: Aisha has dark skin, warm-colored hair, and cool-colored outfits of blue and green; Nex has lighter skin, cool hair, and warm colors in his outfits – usually red, but also yellow and earth tones.) I began to think about how this applies to Aisha’s other love interests.

Nabu has skin and hair close to Aisha’s, but he usually wears purple – a cool color with elements of red in it – with some yellow. You could say that he has elements of the yang (where she is worried, he is always calm), but they’re still too similar to fully be the yang to Aisha’s yin.

Roy has dark skin and warm hair, and mostly wears Aisha’s colors of green and blue. He has very similar colors to Aisha, so he has almost none of the yang that Aisha wants and needs.

Also, think about Aisha’s best friend, Musa. (Yes, the website says it should be Flora, but we all know that’s a lie.) Musa has light skin, cool hair, and wears red often. Guys. GUYS.

I doubt all of this was intentional by Rainbow, but it still is amazing that the color symbolism worked so well.

Will N.
Will N.
June 27, 2019 10:28 am

What if Rainbow faded out on/blocked the kiss because it wasn’t exactly g-rated? As in on the lips because unlike the others Aisha and Nex don’t beat around the bush and are direct…and even Bloom & Sky’s liplock is all but forgotten because it happened 15 years ago…despite them beinging engaged…and yet they are relegated to cheeks only like everybody else. Even the other engaged couple, Brandon & Stella are treated like that. Also have Nex, Helia and Timmy gone ring shopping yet? Specifically Timmy, but it’s like Rainbow’s hinting at these three all wanting to pop the question.

Will N.
Will N.
Reply to  Tori
June 27, 2019 2:54 pm

Yes as even Bloom and Sky’s kiss was sorta distracted as if they wanted to do a liplock, but settled for the cheek in 8×13. I guess the second half is gonna be “The Diaspro Files pt 28 and still counting.”

As for the others…Timmy probably would propose first out of the three. He and Tecna have the healthiest relationship out of any couple (ironic their roommates have serious anger management issues interfering with their romance isn’t it? Well at least Riven’s cooling off now and not blowing up everytime Musa tells him off). Nex would be next, then Helia.

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