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Alex Russo’s Best Episodes, Ranked

Wizards of Waverly Place was a fantasy series that aired on Disney Channel. It premiered in 2007 and concluded in 2012, being one of creator Todd J. Greenwald’s biggest hits.

The story revolves around Alex Russo, played by Selena Gomez, who’s a teenager, living in New York. She and her two brothers are on a mission to train their magical abilities in order to compete in a distant day between them to see who gets to keep the family’s powers. Thus, Alex must balance her magical life with her personal and social issues, making it seem to everyone that she’s a normal teenager.

For her part, her character was the protagonist, so the vast majority of the story dealt with her. However, there were some episodes that stood out more than others, which you will see below.

10 Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place (Season 2, Episode 26)

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Much of the focus of this episode was on Justin meeting and falling in love with Juliet. Despite the rivalry between Justin’s family and Juliet’s family and the fact that Juliet is a vampire, the two teens fall in love. However, much of the episode’s relevance was played by Alex, who aided in his brother’s conquest, first by giving him extra time on Juliet’s break and then by handing him the magic glasses.

Alex takes Justin’s side when their parents find out, and thanks to her, her brother manages to get permission to date the vampire. On the other hand, Alex had to deal with Max, who she was fed up with because of his celebrity impersonations. In the end, she manages to get him to go to an underwater summer camp, proving that she’s capable of getting away from annoying people and that she’s always willing to help her own.

9 Quinceañera (Season 1, Episode 20)

Wizards of Waverly Place Quinceañera
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In this episode of Wizards of Waverly Place, Alex was turning fifteen, so they decided to give her a quinceañera, which is a traditional Hispanic celebration that is always given to teenage girls when they turn fifteen. However, after she finishes practicing the body change spell, she confesses that she’s not very motivated to celebrate her birthday like this.

Thus, an argument develops between Alex and her mother. Then, her grandmother ends up revealing that Alex’s mother wanted to have a quinceañera when she turned fifteen, but couldn’t because the family had no money at the time. Alex talks to her mother to change her body for a day so that the latter can celebrate her party. In the end, Theresa manages to enjoy the event, and Jerry, Alex’s father, thanks her for the details.

8 Alex Charms a Boy (Season 3, Episode 8)

Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Charms a Boy
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Alex begins her love story with Mason, who is her classmate. He’s from England, which Alex likes, but at first, she seems to want to make him fit in more in her own country, so she starts trying hard to make him “more American.”

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Mason likes to paint, and while Mason was portraying some dogs during the American Revolution, Alex decided to cast a spell on him to make her his new artistic inspiration, which makes the bond between the two more forced and uncomfortable. Thus, the protagonist’s close people make her understand that she should love Mason as he is, and not as she wants him to be. She ends up undoing her attempts to “Americanize” him and accepts him completely.

7 My Two Harpers (Season 4, Episode 20)

Wizards of Waverly Place My Two Harpers
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Alex had broken up with Mason, and for fun, she used to hang out with Harper and Zeke. The protagonist was planning her next meeting with the guys when they told her that they wanted to spend time alone as a couple. Alex tells them that it’s no problem, although she feels left out. She ends up creating a clone of Harper.

Harper is uncomfortable that her friend has more fun with her clone than with the original, even though the real Harper gets to spend more time with her boyfriend. Finally, they have an argument and Harper tells Alex to eliminate her clone, to which Alex confesses that he doesn’t want to do it. Harper realizes that she should have been more for her friend.

6 Lucky Charmed (Season 4, Episode 3)

Wizards of Waverly Place Lucky Charmed
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Harper is not only Alex’s best friend, but she’s one of the few people without powers who knows about wizards. She tries to convince Alex that living without magic is not a bad thing, although the latter does not agree and causes tension between the two. Alex ends up crashing Mr. Laritate’s car and is punished by cleaning the school’s trash cans.

Alex ends up learning that she can solve her problems without resorting to magic. Harper decides to take her driving test and finds herself in a bind because she’s not doing well. Alex uses his magic to help her on her test, which she ends up passing.

5 Family Game Night (Season 2, Episode 20)

Wizards of Waverly Place Family Game Night
Disney Channel

At the beginning of the episode, Alex and Harper switch brains to pass a history exam. However, the spell goes wrong and they both can’t get back into each other’s bodies. That same day it’s Family Game Night, which is a fun time for the Russo’s, although it usually always ends in yelling and arguing.

Everything becomes difficult for the girls, as Alex ends up with two brains, while Harper’s body doesn’t have one. Alex’s parents discover Harper’s body holding Alex’s wand, which lets them know something is up. After the disaster during the game, their brains manage to return to their original owners.

4 Ghost Roommate (Season 4, Episode 22)

Wizards of Waverly Place Ghost Rommate
Disney Channel

Harper and Alex are forced to look for a new roommate because they can no longer afford to pay their bills. They coincide with Lucy, who is the ghost of a girl scorned. This starts to become uncomfortable for the girls because the ghost is all the time expressing her feelings with torment.

Alex and Harper end up discovering that Lucy’s boyfriend’s plane, who died in a plane crash 60 years ago, disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. This ends up leading Lucy and the protagonist to that location, and Mason comes to her rescue when he realizes that Alex can’t use his magic there.

3 Alex’s Choice (Season 1, Episode 7)

Wizards of Waverly Place Alex’s Choice
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Alex and Harper end up attending Gigi’s annual tea party after she invited them. However, they always had their suspicions, as Gigi treated them badly, and suddenly became someone nice in this episode. Alex discovers that Gigi wants to humiliate Harper and decides to go to help her best friend during the event.

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Alex manages to unmask Gigi, making her reveal that the idea of the party was for everyone to bring the “biggest loser” guest. However, when she reveals that she thinks her own friends are losers, they throw food at her, and Alex and Harper help teach her a lesson.

2 Wizards vs. Werewolves (Season 3, Episode 9)

Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards vs Werewolves
Disney Channel

Alex and Mason were dating and doing well in their relationship only to find out that Mason is a werewolf. He gives Alex a necklace that glows when it’s worn by the person you are in love with. Later, they travel to Transylvania to find Juliet, and it’s discovered that she, Justin’s love interest, had dated Mason 300 years ago, to which Mason ends up acknowledging that he still loves her. This breaks Alex’s trust, despite Mason’s insistence that he loves Alex.

When they travel to Transylvania, Alex puts the necklace on Mason, which glows, revealing that he still has feelings for her. However, Alex no longer trusts his feelings and his curse as a werewolf becomes a barrier.

1 Who Will Be The Family Wizard (Season 4, Episode 27)

Wizards of Waverly Place Who Will Be The Family Wizard
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This is the end of the story, marking the final test for which the Russo siblings were destined since the first season. Here it’s decided which of the three will get to keep the family powers.

At first, the competition seems to go relatively well, but then they’re disqualified for a mistake they made in one round. This causes the guard to take away their gifts, making them mortal. Thus, they spend several weeks trying to live like a normal family and tending to the family business, although it’s later revealed that this was part of the test, which was passed.

In the final round, Justin wins by emerging from a maze, becoming the Family Wizard. However, he declines the position, as he confesses that Alex helped him when he got stuck in a tree root, and she went back to help him. Alex takes the position. This is an excellent ending for the protagonist, achieving what she so longed for, although in the end, she wanted to sacrifice it for a selfless action.


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