"Sense and Insensitivity" is the eleventh episode of the Disney Channel animated series, The Owl House. It premiered on July 11, 2020.

Synopsis

When King becomes a bestselling author, he learns a valuable lesson in reading the fine print.

Plot

One day at the market, Luz, Eda and King disocver a book fair going on. While Eda goes about to pickpocket, Luz and King explore the fair. They stumble upon a writing competition, which Luz decides to participate. Before wanting to be a witch, her runner up dream was becoming a writer. King takes an interest in becoming a writer, mainly because he desires the fame and dominance that an author receives. Meanwhile, Eda discovers Lilith is on a mission to find the Bloom of Eternal Youth for the Emperor. She spots her buying a map from a market owner. When she overhears her sister calling her frail, Eda decides to find the bloom for herself before Lilith does.

At the Owl House, Luz and King start work on their book. Luz's idea is a story about a witch named "Luzura" and a Ruler of Demons. They spend ours planning their story, coming up with characters, plots, and story lines. However, things become a little heated between the two when they cannot make any compromises with each others ideas, especially King. Luz wants to write a story filled with magical fantasy and romance while King wants tyranny and violence. King constantly rejects a lot of Luz's ideas, and it starts to become more like King's novel than Luz's. Just then, Luz is called away by Eda, who tells her she will be away for a couple of days and would be in charge of the house during her absence. Luz agrees, and when she returns to her room, she finds that King has completely altered her story and trashed all her ideas. He even killed off her Luzura character. Hurt by his actions, Luz leaves King to complete the novel on his own.

After finishing the novel, King goes around town looking for someone to read it. He meets a publisher named Piniet, who offers to publish his book and make him a star. King does not hesitate to sign a contract, and quickly overnight he becomes a bestselling author after his book becomes a hot success. People crowd all over him for his autograph. Luz, meanwhile, remains disgust by King, especially when in fact she was the one who originally wrote the novel and not him, and all he did was change it. She starts to ignore him and silently rejects his invitation to a party celebrating the success of his book. However, she reluctantly accepts it in the end.

During the party, Piniet asks King how his next book is coming along. He presents to him a rough draft, which turns out to be terrible when Piniet reads it. Realizing he cannot write without Luz, King asks for her help to write a better draft. But when he makes fun of her ideas and describes his motives to change it all like before, Luz finally loses her patience. She refuses to write for him and walks away. When Piniet overhears that King cannot write without Luz, he captures her and traps her in a magic shrinking box that will crush her into a cube unless both she and King work together to come up with a new book. If they do not they will end up like the rest of the authors Piniet published, who were all crushed into small cubes. King demands Piniet to release Luz but not until he gets his next best seller, and according to the contract he signed they have no choice.

As the shrinking box continues to close in on them, King worries they will not be able to come up with a book in time, but Luz luckily has her finished Luzora story. He again rejects her ideas because of its flowery fantasy, only to be reminded that all this was his fault because he could not compromise. King finally comes to the realizing of his errors, and apologises to Luz for letting his desire to become famous get the better of him. The two friends forgive each other, and come up with a plan to escape.

They quickly finish the new book, and call for Piniet to see it. While reading through the draft, he finds it to be more gushy than the last book. When he reaches the finale, he discovers a light glyph in one of the pages. Luz activates it, blinding Piniet, giving them the chance to get their hands on the contract and destroy it. With the contract destroyed, Luz and King are free from the shrinking box. Piniet prepares to finish them off when Tiny Nose shows up with a story draft for King to read. When Piniet reads it he is impressed. He immediately forgets about King and focuses his attention to making Tiny Nose a famous author.

Meanwhile, Eda is still on the search for the Bloom of Eternal Youth. Along the way, she crosses paths with Lilith. Soon it becomes a childish race between the two sisters. However, Lilith gets herself caught and webbed by a giant spider/crab-like monster. Even though they are on opposite sides, Eda still goes out of her way to save her sister. In the end they find the Bloom of Enteral Youth, only to discover the whole thing to be a ruse to lure them into a trap set up by the market salesman who sold them the maps. He wants to suck the life out of them to satisfy his hunger. He expects the two fearing for their lives, but they are not. Instead the market salesmen finds himself cowering in fear at the mercy of Eda and Lilith, who give him a beat down. After this, Lilith no longer sees her sister as an old biddy. Eda expect's Lilith to turn her in to the coven now, but she surprisingly lets her go. She wants her the chance to join on her own. She says the Emperor could heal her curse if she joins her, but Eda again declines. She wants to heal it on her own terms and does not want to owe the Emperor anything. So, they part ways on peaceful terms.

Eda returns home and finds Luz and King lying on the couch, exhausted and done with books after everything they have been through.

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Trivia

  • The title is a play on the Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility.
  • This episode aired on the same day as the premiere of Amphibia season two.
    • Coincidentally, this episode of The Owl House and "Swamp and Sensibility", a second season episode of Amphibia, share similar titles because they both refer to the aforementioned Jane Austen's 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility.
  • After the intro, while Eda is walking around and knocking down some books, there is a code revealed on an opened book on top of a bookshelf. This is the 11th code, which gets cracked into "EI" and translated into "A".
  • Although this episode premiered in 2020, it was produced in 2019 according to the credits.
    • This episode completed production on November 27, 2019.[1]
  • The Book Fair contained the following stalls:
    • Half Moon Publishing
    • Even More Books
    • Read or Die
    • Trekking the Stars
    • The Reviewnicorn
    • Ghost Writers
    • Tragedy Section: Read 'Em and Weep
    • Books, Books & Books
    • Don't Judge by this Cover.
  • The Book Fair featured the following titles:
    • The Sword and the Stone and Me
    • Pulling a Faust One
    • The Magic Mirror
    • Realm Warrior
    • Ruler's Reach
    • Planetary Love
    • My Boyfriend from Tartarus.
  • It is revealed that books on The Boiling Isles aren't printed, they are forged.
  • At one point, King reads one of Luz' ideas for their book, which is that Luzura's tears bringing a frozen prince back to life. This is a reference to the endings of both Tangled and Frozen, as Flynn Rider was brought back to life by Rapunzel's tears in the former, while Anna similarly de-froze while Elsa grieved for her in the latter.
  • Tiny Nose's lisp is apparently intentional as her manuscript is titled My Stowy.

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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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