'Fate: The Winx Saga' Season 1 Ending Explained: With Dowling dead, can Bloom take on Rosalind in Season 2?
'Fate: The Winx Saga' Season 1 saw how Bloom had come to terms with the fact that she was a brat who didn't appreciate Dowling, but it might be too late
'Fate: The Winx Saga' Season 1 comes to an end with the death of Headmistress Dowling and Alfea being taken over by Rosalind. Of course, it was Bloom who had let Rosalind out in the first place believing that she would be able to answer the questions that Bloom had been riddled with. So despite the warning that Dowling had given her about how nothing Rosalind promised her was worth unleashing her back into the world, she had used her fire magic just the way Rosalind had instructed her to and was able to break through the force field that Dowling, Silva, and Harvey had built to imprison Rosalind in the first place.
Turns out, none of them were informed that the settlers that Rosalind had killed were filled with blood witches. It was also revealed that Bloom herself was a fairy who was kidnapped by the witches so that they could use the power that ran through her and it was also this power that Rosalind herself is after. Yes, by spending just one night with Rosalind, Bloom was able to transform into a fairie -- a fairie who was able to access old world magic that the others couldn't tap into and magic that was believed to be lost for 1000s of years. However, Rosalind wants to make Bloom dependent on her and thankfully, that is something Bloom doesn't fall for.
That isn't to say that she wasn't fooled by Rosalind. She let Rosalind fool her even as Rosalind sucked all the power that Alfea held and in the process let Burned Ones lose onto the school grounds because the barriers had become weak. She did learn her magic from Rosalind, but the one who really helps her manifest it is her friends. Sky who was mad at her for kissing him and drugging him later also understands and forgives her for doing what she did so there is hardly any doubt within Bloom that stopped her from reaching the full potential that she holds.
This is how she is able to make a reckless move work. She has realized that the Burned Ones want to attack her and that is how they are all working together to attack the school, so she leaves the campus and goes outside with Aisha and Stella while Musa and Terra help an injured Sam through a Burned One injury. Just as she planned, the Burned Ones end up gathering around her, and with all the power that she holds within her, Bloom transformed and killed the Burned Ones in one fell swoop. However, gaining her power has come at a cost and that is Dowling's death. The day after Bloom and her friends managed to kill all the Burned Ones, she decides that it is time to accept blame and calls herself a brat. Apologizes to Dowling and thanks her for the guidance and for bringing her to Alfae. She even hugs her, before informing her that she needs to go home and tell her parents the truth about who she is and what happened to their daughter.
Everything at Alfae changes when Bloom is at home figuring things out with her parents. She also takes her friends along with her, so the five fairies are safe and away from Rosalind's manipulations. Silva is being tried for attempted murder because turns out he had tried to kill Sky's father for not allowing him to inform the truth about Aster Dell to Dowling and Harvey. This is a shocking truth that Sky himself learned only in the last episode. So not only is this man alive, with Rosalind back, he is also taking action against Silva. So with him behind bars, Harvey is forced to fall in line to keep his kids safe, the only one that Rosalind needs to take care of is Dowling. So she does, by snapping her neck and instantly burying her.
It is also revealed that the Burned Ones were also humans at one point, which is something that Rosalind seems to be aware of but doesn't share the knowledge with everyone else. So when Bloom returns after a short vacation, she sees Stella's mother who also happens to be the Queen of Solaria and Rosalind. So we definitely need a season 2 to see a showdown.
'Fate: The Winx Saga' consisting of six episodes can be streamed on Netflix.