Wizards of Waverly Place: the end of the Disney Channel series explained

First aired on October 12, 2007 on Disney Channel, The Wizards of Waverly Place ended in 2012 after 110 episodes. Which of Alex or Justin kept his powers? How did the series end? We will explain everything to you.

The Wizards of Waverly Place is one of Disney Channel’s most cult and beloved series, and not just because Selena Gomez is the star. The show is funny, colorful, rhythmic and full of good humor, but also… Magical! We follow the Russo family, whose children are in competition to become the only wizard, or the only witch at the end. The other two then become mere mortals, powerless.

The end of The Wizards of Waverly Place crowns, precisely, the big winner… Who is none other than Alex, the heroine played by Selena Gomez. But let’s go back a bit, at the beginning of the last episode of the series, broadcast on January 6, 2012 and lasting one hour… Professor Crumbs comes to tell Alex, Justin and Max that they can finally have their contest family of magic, in order to designate the only wizard among the three.

A competition rich in emotions and magic

The first round of the competition sees the three contestants answer questions related to magic. During this ordeal, Harper and Zeke appear, as the latter accidentally smelled a purple substance that caused him to turn purple. An act that causes him and Harper to be kidnapped by a griffin. Alex, Justin and Max then use their three timeouts to save their friends, and unfortunately when they return they are disqualified from the competition for taking too long. They return home, where the lair disappears and they all lose their magic, becoming mere mortals.

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If Justin and Max are angry with Alex, whom they hold responsible, several days spent without magic make them regain their self-confidence. They are then suddenly sent back to the area of ​​the sorcery contest, it is revealed to them that the gryphon attack – which was actually intended for Professor Crumbs – and the weeks without magic were tests meant to test their skills. Family link.

They then enter the last stage of the competition which is a huge maze. The goal is simple: the first out, wins. Justin goes out first and is declared the family’s magician, but the situation turns around, he does not accept his victory because Alex was about to go out before him: Justin had been trapped by magic vines and Alex, near the exit , came back to help him. Alex is therefore declared the witch of the family. Professor Crumbs, proud of Justin’s integrity, who spoke the truth, announces that he is to retire as headmaster of Wiz-Tech and appoints Justin as new headmaster, granting him full wizarding powers.

Considering that Max is the only Russo child who does not obtain powers or become a full-fledged wizard, Jerry, his father, therefore decides to pass the restaurant on to Max one day, which he happily accepts. The last episode of Wizards of Waverly Place ends with the Russo family embracing and reuniting, with Alex declaring that they are finally all happy at the same time. This conclusion was watched by more than 10 million viewers.

A special episode of Wizards of Waverly Place to finish

If the series ended after 4 seasons and five years of broadcasting, no real reason was given at the time as to the decision to stop it. In 2010, it was Selena Gomez who announced that the fourth season would be the last: ” Unfortunately, I’m doing the last season of my series, which really breaks my heart. It’s going to be a terrible time for me. I’ll make a movie next, and finally a tour. she said at MTV News in July 2010.

But The Wizards of Waverly Place has not said its last word and in 2013 a special episode is broadcast: Return of the Wizards: Alex vs. Alex. We find the whole Russo family there and the heroine, played by Selena Gomez, is obviously still acting up… By wanting to remove all the negativity from her character, she creates an evil double of herself. She must then fight against it and save her family. For this, she sacrifices her powers in order to destroy her and later regains them, proving that she doesn’t need to constantly use them.

Romain Cheyron

Romain Cheyron

Journalist – Head of News

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Wizards of Waverly Place: the end of the Disney Channel series explained

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