"Lost in Language" is the seventh episode of the Disney Channel animated series, The Owl House. It premiered on February 28, 2020.

Synopsis

While checking out the library, Luz’s pranks lead to unintended consequences.

Plot

Luz, Eda, and King find a baby bat on their doorstep. There is also a note from the Bat Queen, asking Eda to take care of her baby til morning. Eda at first refuses, but accepts when the Bat Queen promises to reward her. Luz is up for helping Eda babysit, but Eda sends her to the library to return all her overdue books.

Luz arrives at the library and returns the books. Afterwards, she decides to have a look around. During this time, she finds Amity reading to children. Seeing her so nice, Luz takes this opportunity to befriend her. However, after the kids leave, Amity gives Luz the cold shoulder once again. Luz tries to be friendly, but Amity just tells her to leave her alone, stating that every time she is around, she ends up in trouble. At the same time, Luz meets Amity's older siblings, Emira and Edric, who invite her for some "fun" around the library. Together, the three of them cause a great deal of mischief until Amity tells on them and they get kicked out. Emira and Edric invite Luz to break into the library with them during the Wailing Star shower tonight, which is rumored to unlock some rare magical event. Luz accepts, seeing this as the perfect way to befriend Amity.

Back at the Owl House, Eda and King are struggling to care for the baby bat, which has been crying non stop. However, they force themselves to put up with it for the money they will get from the Bat Queen. King cannot take anymore of baby's crying, and begs Eda to do something. So, she reluctantly takes the child and cradles it to sleep in her arms. Suddenly, the baby multiplies into three baby bats and start to wreak havoc around the house. In order to get them under control, Eda prepares some apple slices and reads them a story.

That evening, Luz meets up with Emira and Edric back at the library. The break in as the Wailing Star flies over. It's magic brings the contents of all the books to life. They also discover they can alter the contents of book characters by scribbling in some doodles. When Edric draws human legs to a duck character from a children's book, the duck that comes to life gains those legs as well. Emira and Edric encourage Luz to do the same with the main character in Otabin the Bookmaker. Luz is hesitant, but they convince her to doodle Otabin into a monster. Luz refuses to look at it and closes the book before it can come to life. However, she tosses the book on the floor, which leaves it opened.

Afterwards, Emira and Edric break into Amity's secret hideaway hidden behind the Romance section. They want to find her diary so they can post it around the school as payback for being a tattle-tale. Luz no longer sees this as fun anymore, and thinks Emira and Edric are taking this a little too far. Looking around, Luz spots Amity's favorite books, which happen to be The Good Witch Azura. Among them is Amity's diary. Luz tries to stop Emira and Edric from taking it, and accidentally causes some of the pages to fall out. Amity catches them in the act. She takes back her diary and leaves after calling Luz a bully, feeling very hurt. Ashamed of her actions, Luz ditches Emira and Edric and tries to apologize to Amity. As before, she refuses to hear her out.

Suddenly, they are caught off guard by Otabin, who is now a giant monster due to the doodle Luz made. He captures Luz and Amity, and starts to sew them into a book. Working together, Luz and Amity escape from Otabin and return him to normal as morning rises and the stars magic wares off. Before going their separate ways, Luz lets Amity borrow the fifth Azura book as a way to say sorry and to be friends with her. Amity reluctantly accepts.

Luz returns home to find Eda and King asleep with the baby bats as the Bat Queen comes in to pick up her kids. She gives them a treasure chest and a skull whistle for their troubles and leaves. Luz then gives Eda an empty-nester book, seeing that she and King were sad to hear them leave.

Cast

Additional voices

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Amity is revealed to be a fan of The Good Witch Azura. This is somewhat similar to Diana Cavendish from the anime series, Little Witch Academia, who, like the protagonist, Akko Kagari, is a childhood fan of a famous witch named Shiny Chariot.
  • This episode takes place a week after the events of "Covention" and two weeks after the events of "I Was a Teenage Abomination".
  • Among the references in the library is a clip of a cat playing the piano. The set up is similar to the famous YouTube video Keyboard Cat.
  • The clothing that Luz adopts when she opens the Witch Wears Weekly magazine resembles Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII.
  • When hiding from the bat babies, King suggests that they "[invent a] TV network from ages 6 to 11" which Eda refers to as "insane". This is a meta joke at the fact that they are indeed characters on such a network.
  • Being a library-centered episode, it gives two variations on the phrase "never judge a book by its cover".
    • Luz and Amity initially both see each other as bullies due to their negative first impressions of each other, but then learn that they are actually better people.
    • Edric and Emira initially seem to be cool people whom Luz can safely consider friends, only to realize they are actually mean bullies who think nothing of the consequences of their behavior.
  • The books coming to life are similar to "looking to the books" in the 1994 live-action animated film, The Pagemaster.
  • In the Russian release, the episode is re-titled "Get Lost in Words".
  • When Edric pull the book at the "Romance" bookshelf section, the seventh code got revealed, its the same code as the first code so the code is "Two".
  • Although this episode premiered in 2020, it was produced in 2019 according to the credits.
    • This episode completed production on October 4, 2019.[1]

Goofs

  • When Amity was angry and put a hand on her chest, her black nails disappeared.

International premieres

External links

References


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Media
The Owl HouseThe Owl House: Witch's Apprentice
Characters
Luz NocedaEda ClawthorneKingHootyAmity BlightWillow ParkGus PorterLilith ClawthorneEmira and Edric BlightBoschaBat QueenPrincipal BumpEmperor BelosTibbles
Episodes
Season One: "A Lying Witch and a Warden" • "Witches Before Wizards" • "I Was a Teenage Abomination" • "The Intruder" • "Covention" • "Hooty's Moving Hassle" • "Lost in Language" • "Once Upon a Swap" • "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" • "Escape of the Palisman" • "Sense and Insensitivity" • "Adventures in the Elements" • "The First Day" • "Really Small Problems" • "Understanding Willow" • "Enchanting Grom Fright" • "Wing It Like Witches" • "Agony of a Witch" • "Young Blood, Old Souls"
Locations
The Boiling IslesThe Owl HouseHexside Academy of Magic and DemonicsLibraryEmperor's Castle
See also
Owl StaffThe Good Witch AzuraSpell CircleOwl House (In the Middle of the Isles)
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