T.V. Series Review: Wizards of Waverly Place Season 2

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Wizards of Waverly Place Season 2

The following is a list of episodes and film for the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. The series premiered from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 spanning 4 seasons, and produced 106 episodes along with an hour-long “return” episode that premiered on March 15, 2013. The series revolves around Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), a teenage wizard who is competing with her fellow siblings Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) to become the sole wizard in their family to keep their powers. In 2009, the series won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Program”

Season 2, Episode 1: Smarty Pants

Alex is eager to help prepare for the Quiz Bowl if it will get the attention of the new guy, Dean. Harper and Justin are planned to compete in the Quiz Bowl on opposing teams. But when Alex causes an accident that leaves one of Harper’s teammates unable to compete, she is forced to participate instead. To give the team an edge in the Quiz Bowl Competition, she wears a pair of magical trousers known as “Smarty Pants”, which give the wearer superior knowledge on anything and everything. However, her superior knowledge might ruin her friendship with Harper, who was counting on the Quiz Bowl to give her a new reputation as class genius. To stop herself from answering all of the questions, Alex takes off the pants, only to learn that there were some unpleasant side effects.

Season 2, Episode 2: Beware Wolf

Justin meets a girl named Isabella through WizFace. Alex has suspicions that Isabella is not who she seems. After sharing a kiss, Justin learns that Isabella is actually a werewolf and, worse, he is becoming one himself. Meanwhile, Max and Alfred start a dog-walking business to earn money for cups on a chain.

Season 2, Episode 3: Graphic Novel

After Gigi steals Alex’s journal, Justin and Max transport Gigi inside Alex’s secret fairy tale princess world. The siblings struggle to keep Gigi from discovering Alex’s secret, and revealing the family’s secret to the world

Season 2, Episode 4: Racing

Alex has developed a crush on Dean, a “gear head” type of guy. To gain his attention, she asks if Dean can fix up an old junk car of Jerry’s. Dean not only fixes the car, but enters it in an upcoming race of classic cars at Paramus. Alex is dissatisfied, and uses a worthless mail-order product of Max’s to teleport inside the car during the race. Unfortunately, the teleportation causes Dean to lose consciousness, resulting in a near-crash of the car. When Dean comes to, Alex talks to him and finds out that he likes her as well. In the end they drive into a massive sloppy joe.

Season 2, Episode 5: Alex’s Brother Maximan

Alex goes on her first date with Dean at the roller rink, while Justin builds a robot for the Robot Olympics. After hearing from Jerry about a robber who steals tip jarsand cupcakes, Max dons a superhero costume and plots to stop the thief. When Justin finds out, he is worried that his brother is heading into danger, so he tracks Alex down at the roller rink to ask for help. Alex is reluctant to leave Dean, but her family is more important. It turns out the story of the “robber” was all a plot by Jerry to get his children to work together and realize what is really important.

Season 2, Episode 6: Saving WizTech Part 1

A failed evil wizard, Ronald Longcape, Sr., curses WizTech with plastic balls, creating a twofold problem—firstly, that plastic is impenetrable to even the strongest of magic, and subsequently, magic cannot be used to quickly remove the plastic balls. This causes WizTech to close, and Professor Crumbs enlists Jerry to house a few of the students at his home. Among them is Longcape, Sr.’s son, Ronald Longcape, Jr., who is also secretly evil and who tries to come between Alex and Dean. He traps Dean in Jell-O, then disguises himself as Dean to break up with Alex. Ronald gets Alex to come back to WizTech with him. Meanwhile, Justin, eager to be the savior of Wiz Tech, calls upon the help of a prestigious wizard company run by kids to help eliminate the plastic balls from the school, under two conditions: 1) They get to put up signs advertising their products, and 2) they get to play in the balls.

Season 2, Episode 7: Saving WizTech Part 2

When arriving at Wiz Tech things start to get a little weird. Ronald is speaking in innuendos, spells are going wrong, and the school is being overrun by advertisements. Ronald is keeping Dean locked in the supplies closet that his dad runs. Still unbeknownst to Alex, Ronald lures her up to the Tower of Evil to play the Tetherball of Evil which will turn both of them evil. Meanwhile, Justin is trying to figure out how the school got overrun with advertisements. While he is rushing around he encounters Professor Crumbs who heard a rumor that Alex went up to the Tower of Evil and that he must make sure that she doesn’t do that with Ronald Longcape. Max, hearing the whole conversation, told them that’s exactly who she went with. Professor Crumbs tells them they must save their sister before it’s too late. When Max and Justin get up to the tower it is already too late for Alex is already playing with Ronald. Ronald, caught, reveals his whole evil plan to them. Minutes after he tells them of his evil plans Alex and Ronald are turned Evil and get a Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Wife-like makeover. Professor Crumbs, walking up seconds after they were turned evil, tells them of a way to reverse the evil spell. One of them must be in love with someone else. Alex then realizes that she is in love with Dean, thus breaking the spell. Overcome with love Ronald tells Alex what he’s done with Dean saying that she’ll never find him. At that moment Ronald’s dad comes up with Dean in the elevator. Seeing his father’s mistake Ronald jumps in the Elevator and tells them not follow them or “lover boy gets it”. Justin, in a quick moment of intelligence, jumps them down using the Pillows for Feet spell. Catching Ronald, who can barely get away with Dean, Alex takes Dean out of the Jello and receives his gift of his wooden card. Having a moment they realize that they are both madly in love with one another.

Season 2, Episode 8: Harper Knows

The Russo family is on an assignment at PopCon, a popular comic-book and movie convention. They are on the lookout for rogue wizards who may be using their magic, and Alex is on the lookout for Harper – it’s Harper’s birthday, and Alex lied to get out of attending PopCon with her. Harper runs into Alex and accuses her of always lying. After a fiasco involving an enchanted costume, Alex decides it’s time to tell Harper that she’s a wizard.

Season 2, Episode 9: Taxi Dance

When the taxicab that Alex was born in (Cab 804) is retired, Alex magically repairs it in order for her and her family to continue to cherish the memories of her birth. However, Alex unintentionally brings it to life as well, and when the Cab decides to remain by Alex’s side at all times. It follows her all over the place, and eventually crashes through the window of the loft; amazingly, Jerry and Theresa are far from angry at Alex when she explains her intentions, and Cab 804 ultimately decides to leave and go back to work. After all, Alex already has a family looking after her.

Season 2, Episode 10: Baby Cupid

Jerry and Theresa’s anniversary plans are ruined over a fight about magic, which prompts Alex to summon Cupid. When Justin reminds her that magic started the fight, Alex tries to hide Cupid from her mom by claiming that he is a lifelike doll from her “Marriage and Family” class. Cupid’s return gets delayed after Max accidentally breaks his arrow and it strikes Justin, causing him to fall madly in love with an elated Harper. Harper is excited until this “new” Justin starts to bug her, and she starts to miss the “old” Justin that didn’t reciprocate her feelings.

Season 2, Episode 11: Make It Happen

Jerry instructs his kids to each select an alternate career in the event that they do not become wizards into adulthood. He ends up disappointed with their choices when Max chooses to be a stage magician, and Alex and Justin decide to form a rock band. It is decided that Alex and Justin can use the rock band as their Plan B only if their performance draws in a large crowd. The band is a huge success, but the celebration is short lived when they find out Max used magic to make a fake audience. In the end, Alex gives Jerry a chance to live out his old dream as a bull rider, but it is so embarrassing that Theresa and the kids unanimously agree never to speak of it again.

Season 2, Episode 12: Fairy Tale

With college applications in mind, Justin directs a performance of Peter Pan at Tribeca Prep. He casts Harper as Tinkerbell, but Alex must play the role when Harper breaks her leg. Alex, not thrilled with the idea of actually learning lines, then gets a real fairy, Flutter, to play her part. Things do not go as planned, and the production is a disaster. Justin is cheered up when his siblings write a wonderful review.

Season 2, Episode 13: Fashion Week

Magic is down for the day. Alex tricks Harper into letting her take care of the one-of-a-kind dress that Harper’s new boss designed for fashion week. But Alex breaks her promise and models the dress in her bedroom, a situation ends in Justin getting food all over it. Alex must figure things out without the help of magic. She breaks down and tells Harper that the dress is ruined. Minutes later, Mr. Frenchy (the designer) tells Harper that his fashion show was double booked. Alex asks Mr. Frenchy if he would like to have his show at the sub station. Justin and Zeke take advantage of the models staying at the sub station by getting them to play Dungeons and Gargoyles with them. But the models accidentally get food poisoning from eating bad sandwiches. Just when things get bad, magic comes back and Alex is able to save the day.

Season 2, Episode 14: Helping Hand

Justin creates the Helping Hand to assist busy wizards from the wizard world. Jerry gives Alex and Max several tedious chores, but Alex uses the Helping Hand to do her chores for her. Unfortunately, the Hand is worn out by all the work, and is unable to perform when a wizard arrives to review Justin’s creation.

Season 2, Episode 15: Art Teacher

Alex bonds with a new art teacher, who turns out to be a teenager, Jenny, under a spell. Alex changes her back into a teenager, but with no teacher art class is cancelled. Alex manages to convince Mr. Laritate of how important art is, and he promises to get them a new teacher. Meanwhile, Max gets out of gym class by inventing a disease called Mono-oranegeosis, which makes him unable to see the color orange. This fake disease gets him sympathy from celebrities like Dwayne Johnson and Misty May-Treanor (who guest-star). But his ruse is soon revealed by a girl from school, who appears to be Misty May-Treanor’s niece.

Season 2, Episode 16: Future Harper

Alex, Justin and Max discover that a famous author (Rachel Dratch) is using their lives as the premise for her best-selling book series, Charmed and Dangerous. However, the wizards are shocked learning that the author, H.J. Darling, is really Harper from the future. It is revealed that she traveled back in time to write about wizards, since wizardry gets exposed in the future (the fault of one of the three Russos, as Future Harper hints). Alex is enraged that Harper has been writing books about her without permission. Future Harper tells Justin that he must convince Alex to give Past Harper permission to write the series. In the end of the episode, Selena Gomez and Rob Reiner comically talk about the importance of reading.

Season 2, Episode 17: Alex Does Good

When Alex is sent to the principal’s office for the umpteenth time, Mr. Laritate makes her join the “Happy Helpers Club” under the threat of suspension. However, Alex is disgusted when she discovers that the club actually only does mundane everyday tasks for other people (pushing an elevator button, for example) rather than actual good deeds, and that they are only doing said deeds for rewards. Alex talks to her older friend, Maggie, a former hippie (as evidenced by her references to ’60s culture), who gives her advice. Meanwhile, Max goes on his first date, and learns the importance of being yourself.

Season 2, Episode 18: Hugh’s Not Normous

Jerry tells Alex that she must be nice to people. When Hugh Normous, a young giant, shows up at the lair, having run away from home, Alex decides to “be nice” by hiding him from her parents while she helps to locate his birth parents. Meanwhile, Max tried to get back at Alex for all her cruel pranks.

Season 2, Episode 19: Don’t Rain on Justin’s Parade – On Earth

When Justin attempts to use magic to make his mentor Baxter Knight’s weather predictions come true, he angers Mother Nature and winds up with his own personal rain cloud. Meanwhile, Alex partners up with Mr. Laritate as Deputy Russo and suddenly turns “good”. Justin asks her for help, and the two are lectured by Mother Nature on the importance of helping the environment.

Season 2, Episode 20: Family Game Night

In order to pass a history test, Alex switches brains with Harper. There is a glitch, however, and the two cannot switch back. Justin is harassed by a girl, Daphne, who insists they are dating. To drive her away, Justin invites Daphne to Russo Family Game Night, an infamous event that usually “ends in crime scene tape” due to the Russos’ loud fighting. Meanwhile, Alex and Harper are still having trouble with the body switching spell – Alex winds up with two brains in her head, while a brainless Harper is left in Alex’s bedroom. Needless to say, the game night ends in disaster, much to Justin’s delight.

Season 2, Episode 21: Justin’s New Girlfriend

Justin and Harper bond over a silent movie festival. Alex makes fun of them by saying that they’re dating. However, determined to keep her brother and best friend from dating, Alex sabotages their relationship. It all escalates into a black-and-white costumed chase scene,which Alex ends up tired and Justin and Harper win and keep dating.

Season 2, Episode 22: My Tutor, Tutor

Jerry hired a wizard tutor for Max named Tutor. Justin and Alex start to befriend Tutor, but when they find out that she is going to leave when Max is done, they purposely cause their little brother to fail just so Tutor will stay. At the end they found out she is a half-elf and that is why they both liked her.

Season 2, Episode 23: Paint by Committee

Alex is chosen to paint a mural for her school. But when the committee pitches ideas that do not match her ideas for the mural she uses magic on the mural so when they look at it they see whatever they want to, but when Justin finds out that Alex used magic he uses magic to put her mural on the wall. The committee is unhappy with her decision, but she says that she is going to go her own way with the mural.

Season 2, Episode 24: Wizard for a Day

It is Jerry’s birthday so Justin gives him a magical pencil holder and Max was going to go with his annual cat, but decides to go with Justin’s pencil sharpener. When Alex looks for a gift better that Justin’s she goes to the wizard world and gets Merlin’s Hat which grants any wish for a day. Jerry wishes for a box of pencils and for a Milky Way Milkshake from the Asteroid Belt. Alex then thinks that his wishes are silly so she uses the hat to turn the Sub Station into the Asteroid Belt. It brings in a lot of customers and Jerry makes their shift go up and makes them wear goofy costumes. A day later, the aliens heard that the Milky Way Milkshake machine has reopened and wants to take it. Justin then uses one of the alien’s laser guns to get rid of Merlin’s Hat which makes everything disappear.

Season 2, Episode 25: Cat-Away (To Another. Show)

Justin is excited to meet London Tipton when he wins an essay contest prize: a cruise on the SS Tipton. Theresa and Jerry say Alex can’t go because of her 14 absent assignments. Alex (who eventually sneaks away, but is caught and agrees to take classes on board) and Max join Justin on board, where Alex bonds with new friend Bailey Pickett. When Alex and Bailey enter a tug of war competition, she tells Bailey to spit on the floor so they win. They end up winning the competition and Hannah Montana tickets to her concert. When Marion Moseby asks for Alex’s name since she and Bailey won, she says she is Ashley Olsen. But soon gets in hot water when she uses magic to bring Harper aboard and tells her she is signed up for Marine Biology, where she meets Cody Martin and tells him she’s Alex Russo. Justin meets London Tipton while on the cruise and when she asks who he is, Justin says he is Dr. Fossil to not look like a fool. Meanwhile, Max and Zack Martin, (who has developed a massive crush on Alex), compete in a series of outrageous challenges. Alex says that she is Ashley Olsen so she won’t get caught skipping classes. But gets caught after mistaking her name and telling Mr. Moseby that her real name is Ashley Simpson.

Season 2, Episode 26: Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

When a new sandwich shop (the Late Nite Bite) opens in Waverly Place, Justin falls in love with the owner’s daughter, Juliet Van Heusen. But when the Russos finds out that they are vampires both parents say they can’t date. Meanwhile, Alex tries to get rid of Max because of his annoying impressions and tries to send him to an underwater camp for the summer, but her plan blows up when Justin finally tells his parents about him and Juliet. In the end, both parents allow their children to date each other again.

Season 2, Episode 27: Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites

When Juliet comes over for Dinner at the Russo Family’s house, she convinces them that Vampires are “health” conscious, so they start eating Healthy. Upset about the Healthiness, Alex and Harper both get part time shifts at the Late Nite Bite where they overhear Alucard & Cindy talk’ about how younger vampires get humans to eat healthy before drinking their “delicious” blood. Alex runs off and tells Justin. As Justin thinks it, Juliet knows her parents’ plot of biting Alex. When Justin, Juliet, Theresa and Jerry intervene, Max comes in with Pumpkin Scent. Then Juliet explains a vampire’s “Worst Fear.”

Season 2, Episode 28: Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date

When Dean moves away, Alex decides to show up in Dean’s dreams. A few months later he comes back. When Alex goes on their date, Dean pays more attention to the arcade than her, and Alex attempts to break up with him. She pretends to be a slob so that Dean breaks up with her, but he said it was no big deal after she blurted it out. Alex goes into his dreams one more time to find out how Dean really feels. Meanwhile, when Juliet asks Justin to go on vacation with her and her family, he doesn’t want to go and lies to her.

Season 2, Episode 29: Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies

Justin promises Juliet an unforgettable prom date. But when Alex organizes a zombie-themed anti-prom, Alex gives Max flyers to hand out and he accidentally sends the zombie prom flyers to the wizard world with a permission slip to test out a no fear ring, and real zombies arrive. Meanwhile, Harper and Zeke go to the prom together. At the prom Justin serenades Juliet and asks her to go steady with him. After that Max, Alex, Harper, Justin, Zeke, and Juliet get in a dance off with the zombies to get them to leave. In the end Justin and Juliet have a special moment together, slow dancing and kissing after Juliet agrees to go steady with Justin.

Season 2, Episode 30: Retest

Jerry and his siblings, Kelbo and Megan (Jerry revealed to the kids they have an aunt), need to retake the Wizard test that, in their teen years, determined who got to keep their powers. Unfortunately, Megan still has a grudge over Jerry, and nothing, neither the possibility of getting her powers back or her niece and nephew’s happiness can persuade her to redo the test. When Alex, Justin and Max see how competitive the contest gets, they realize the same test could eventually tear their family apart as well. Through the entire episode, each one of them gets compared to a relative (Max to Kelbo, Alex to Megan, Justin to their dad, and Harper to their mom). In the end, Justin says Alex is nothing like Megan, because Alex apologized and that’s something Megan never learned to do.

Wizards of Waverly Place Season 2 Summary

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Honestly this was just an okay show but appropriate for kids. It did have some Easter eggs which I will cover soon.

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