Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9 Review: Comet

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It's almost hard to believe an hour with so many happy endings wasn't the season finale!

Our review of Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9 delves into the magic of Middleton and how a 200-year-old comet can remind some that happiness doesn't have to be as fleeting as a shooting star.

Just the Right Book - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

There were several messages at play during "Comet."

One of them was that no matter how far away you go or for how long you're away, despite what Thomas Wolfe may tell you, you can go home again.

And if you're Nick, you can even take a bit of the new home you've come to love with you when you leave.

Grace Poses for the Camera - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

It's finally hitting home for both Grace and Nick that the lives they've always known are coming to an end.

Leaving home is difficult to imagine. There you have the warmth of a parent's love and their soothing voice and a tight embrace is comforting during the best and worst to times.

Sam: Only four more days of high school left. How's it feel?
Grace: My life is about to completely change.

Grace was sharing her feelings about it openly, but Nick was a little more reserved about the impending change.

Announced as the Valedictorian of her class, Grace couldn't help but share her hesitation of being the person representing the class with the commencement speech.

She doesn't even know what leaving will mean, so speaking on behalf of the entire class seemed daunting.

A Radiant Grace - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

I loved how she chose to be close with George to take her mind off of the task trusting that she'd find her way.

A Merriwick always manages to get to their destination even when taking the scenic route, and George offered her all of the advice she was longing to hear.

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Nick's way of dealing with leaving Middleton was to archive everything, so he could take it with him wherever he goes.

Only the expression on his face betrayed the feelings he was mulling over in his mind, and on another show, his concerned looks would have revealed a sinister secret instead of hinting at Nick's growing pains.

Stranger at Grey House - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

The fleeting nature of the comet also offered to Sam the opportunity of a lifetime.

But hasn't Sam had the opportunity of a lifetime before on Good Witch?

The only outside pressure on Sam and Cassie's union is the possibility that in staying in Middleton he's sacrificed too much of his career to remain happy.

The lures continually get dropped into the water, and Sam swims around them a bit, but in finding Cassie, he's found true bliss. 

There isn't a job in the world that would compare to Cassie's love, and Sam knows that.

The Proprietors of Grey House - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

What I always find enjoyable is that Cassie still has doubts.

She's such a selfless woman, and her only wish is for everyone around her to be happy. How could anybody risk losing that kind of love? 

Sam catches all kinds of interesting cases since Middleton is a tourist destination, and he will always have the opportunity to work with others if he ever wants to focus more directly on his career.

With skill like his, though, he doesn't have to take it on the road. We've already witnessed some of the best doctors seek him out in Middleton. If you're that good, you aren't the one who needs to leave. The world comes to you.

Busy Day at Bell Book and Candle - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

Dottie Davenport's unhappiness will no longer weigh heavily on the mind of others, as Martha, Donovan, and Abigail have found ways to move beyond her petty manipulations.

It's not easy to be friends with someone when your spouse hates their spouse, but just because Martha doesn't want to spend time with Dottie doesn't mean Tom can't spend time with Davis.

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And if it does, then he's going to have to find a new friend.

You know, Dottie, I'm glad that you couldn't help yourself. Seeing all of this trivial self-importance on display made me realize I don't need awards and accolades to tell me what I already know. I'm happy with who I am, and I don't have to prove anything to anybody, least of all, you.


I was so thrilled to hear Martha negate Dottie's attempts to paint her in a lesser light. 

Dottie tries to make others feel insignificant so she can feel significant, and it's a truly ugly person who stoops to those levels.

Does It Pass the Sniff Test? - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

Dottie never moved past her youthful endeavors and clings to her past because she's not successful in the present. 

I still wouldn't mind discovering why she's so small-minded and what it is about her marriage that makes her feel so inadequate, but she was likely a fleeting character who served her purpose already.

Abigail Gets a Visitor - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

Then again, if Abigail and Donovan really have a future together beyond Good Witch Season 5, she won't exactly disappear quietly into the night.

Thank goodness Donovan continued to fight for Abigail and proved Cassie right that the only weight of any curse is as a result of your belief in it.

Motivational speakers have always deemed belief in yourself and in your success to be the single factor most likely to determine your fate.

Abigail was going to run to Europe to try to forget Donovan rather than reconcile Dottie's ill will toward her as being anything less than mind games.

Donovan Does Some Shopping - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

Everybody was rooting for them except Abigail, so you know her defeat at the hands of Dottie Davenport was merely because she allowed Dottie's inclinations to niggle into her head.

I considered that Abigail let go of Donovan to keep him from suffering his mother's scorn so that they could retain their mother/son relationship, but when Dottie visited Abigail, and such sorrow filled her eyes, it was clear Abigail had gone down the wrong path.

In her heart, she decided there was nothing that could be done to break the curse keeping a Davenport and Merriwick apart.

From Grace's wish to Martha's meddling, Donovan found a way to prove to her he was willing to take a chance on their love even if it meant 7000 years of bad luck.

Looking for Advice - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

Not to be outdone, Stephanie and Adam got rave reviews over their Monte Cristo and were so successful they could hardly meet the public's demand for their sandwich.

While everyone has eased into happiness, now I have to wonder what it means for Good Witch Season 6.

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With Nick and Grace leaving the canvas, that means new characters will need to get introduced. And with both Abigail and Stephanie seemingly happy with love, what does all of it mean?

Well, Abigail and Stephanie were happy at the end of Good Witch Season 4, too, and their relationships fell apart hard work at them be damned. Will one or either of them lose their loves, or will Good Witch surprise us with a different direction?

Just Hanging Around - Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9

I think there is just as much story to tell with these characters together as there is if they separated. Adam is a pastor. That's a commitment that equally rivals a relationship, and I can't assume dating him is the same as dating the local carpenter.

By the same token, Donovan's family has a history with the Merriwicks and their involvement in Middleton rival Blairsville seems like it would provide long-lasting entertainment.

What do you hope happens as we ease into another season of Good Witch?

Do you have any idea what the treasure might turn out to be? Does it matter if the journey is a lot of fun?

Are you ready for The Graduation? That's the title of Good Witch Season 5 Episode 10, and it will change the future of Good Witch forever!

If you need to catch up, you can always watch Good Witch online.

But please, say hello in the comments. I don't even know you guys yet, and the season is almost over already!!

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Good Witch Season 5 Episode 9 Quotes

Grace: It's hard to believe those were the last tests we'll ever take at Middleton High.
Nick: You're getting nostalgic over tests?
Sam: She's getting nostalgic over her big finish at high school.

Sam: Only four more days of high school left. How's it feel?
Grace: My life is about to completely change.