Wizards of Waverly Place (season 3)

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Wizards of Waverly Place (season 3)
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The Wizards of Waverly Place season three cast.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 28
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) – October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
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The third season of Wizards of Waverly Place aired on Disney Channel from October 9, 2009 to October 15, 2010. The Russo children, Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie), and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) continue to compete to become the leading wizard in their family and meet many friends and adversaries along the way. María Canals Barrera and David DeLuise co-star as their parents and Jennifer Stone co-stars as Alex's best friend, Harper Finkle. This is the first season of the series to be broadcast in high-definition.

Opening sequence[edit]

The opening sequence is the same as it was for the previous seasons. The characters in the opening sequence still remain in Standard Definition, only the background being converted to high definition.

The sequence begins with Alex (Selena Gomez) waking up in the morning with her alarm clock buzzing off. She uses a spell to make the time 6:30. She then goes into the bathroom where Justin (David Henrie) is observing himself in the mirror where Alex pushes him to the side. He gets annoyed and then uses magic to put her into the mirror. In the kitchen, Max (Jake T. Austin) has an orange which turns into a vanilla cupcake. Meanwhile, Harper (Jennifer Stone) meets Alex at the front door while pointing at her watermelon shirt. Back at the kitchen, Max is about to put his cupcake into his backpack when his mother, Teresa (María Canals Barrera), makes him turn it back into an orange. Alex tells her mother that she is late for school. In the lair, Jerry (David DeLuise) has his spellbook fly away. He then goes to retrieve it. In the sub shop, Alex opens her book bag and the spellbook goes in. Jerry lectures her as the main title card appears. Then the four friends walk to school.

Synopsis[edit]

Justin is now a graduated wizard and no longer needs to take wizard training classes with his fellow siblings. Alex now feels the need to step her training skills with a little help from Harper who now lives with the Russos. Justin also continues his relationship with a vampire named Juliet (Bridgit Mendler) and Alex starts a new one with a werewolf named Mason (Gregg Sulkin). Both relationships end badly, with Juliet being transformed to look her real age and Mason turned permanently into a wolf. However, Justin has moved on with help from Harper and Alex, who has resumed her relationship with Mason after "country magic" restores him to human form. Justin attempts to fulfill a number of achievements he thinks make up a successful senior year at high school, including joining the basketball team, being elected student body president, hosting a big party, and winning the science fair with a water powered engine. Meanwhile, Alex meets a teenage wizard named Stevie Nichols (Hayley Kiyoko), who generals the same personality as Alex. Alex and Stevie become friends, much to Harper's dismay. Then, Stevie begins a wizard revolution and Alex tricks her into joining the revolution to freeze Stevie and transport her powers to her brother, Warren. Max then destroys Stevie by accident. Alex has romance going off and on in this season. Max falls for his first girlfriend. The season finale has the family kidnapped by government agents for being wizards. Tricked into believing an alien invasion is coming, Justin tells the agents magic exists, leading to most wizards being captured. The Russos manage to escape with Alex declaring they need to tell the world the truth to save the wizard world.

Guest stars and recurring cast include: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Dan Benson as Zeke Beakerman, Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols, Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Moisés Arias as Conscience, Bella Thorne as Nancy Lukey, Fred Willard as Mr. Stuffleby, Austin Butler as George, Shakira as Herself, Ted McGinley as Magroder, John O'Hurley as Captain Jim Bob Sherwood, Wilmer Valderrama as Uncle Ernesto, Kate Flannery as Elaine Finkle, and Jeff Garlin as Uncle Kelbo.

Episodes[edit]

Wizards of Waverly Place Season 3 episodes
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52 1 "Franken Girl" Bob Koherr Peter Murrieta 4.6[1] October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) 301

As Justin is continuously getting annoyed by Alex breaking into his room and stealing things, he decides to create a female Frankenstein's monster to act as a 'body guard' and names her "Franken Girl". However, when Alex beats the monster and still manages to break into Justin's room, he tries to get revenge by casting a spell to make Franken Girl Alex's best friend but also casts a "spell lock" to stop Alex from reversing the spell. Although initially annoyed by Franken Girl's obsession with her, Alex soon takes a liking to her, which just makes Justin more mad and more eager to seek revenge. He soon thinks up a rather elaborate (and somewhat demented) revenge plan to make Franken Girl love cheerleading (the sport that Alex hates the most) and she forces Alex to join the squad when she sees a flyer of a "cheerleaders wanted" sign. The episode ends with Franken Girl accidentally launching Alex out of the school when Alex mentions "I'll be late for Algebra."

Spells: We need electricity, and a lot, give me 1.21 gigawatts! – creates a large electric current
Bring Franken Girl back to alive, you're Alex's BFF, and that's no jive – brings back Franken Girl and makes Franken Girl best friends with Alex
Alex doesn't think cheerleading's cool, make Franken Girl a cheerleading fool – makes Franken Girl love cheerleading
Spell lock: Hey nany nany Ha cha cha!
Guest starring: Perry Mattfeld as Franken Girl, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Co-starring: Megan Carcioppolo as Cheerleader #1, Erin Prieto as Cheerleader #2, Jazzlyn Marae as Cheerleader #3

Notes: This is the first episode of the series to be broadcast in high definition, and the show now utilizes a 'filmized' appearance (though it is still shot on videotape, as is standard with Disney Channel sitcoms beginning with Sonny with a Chance). This episode aired on September 27, 2009 on Disney Channel Middle East. It was the first of 2 times that Frankengirl appeared. This is the final season playing the original version of the series theme song. Starting in the fourth season, the theme song will be remixed and sung by Selena Gomez.
53 2 "Halloween" Bob Koherr Todd J. Greenwald 4.5[2] October 16, 2009 (2009-10-16) 302

The Russos' haunted house has been lame every year, mostly because Justin insists that they focus on safety and making the right decisions to avoid being "haunted" by them later in life. The person in charge of the haunted house, Mr. Evans, threatens to take the Russos' contribution away if it is not scarier this Halloween. Alex then goes to the wizard world and gets three real (but only mildly scary) ghosts, following her father's orders. However, they aren't scary enough, as at first, Teresa thinks they're just people in masks. Alex and Harper go back to the wizard world and get "Mantooth", the scariest ghost from the wizard world who used to scare Justin at night. Mantooth does something with his face that scares the children so badly that they flee the house. Mr. Evans immediately declares that their haunted house is too scary and takes it away anyway.

Magical objects: Ghosts

Guest-starring: Bo Foxworth as Coach, Scott Freeburg as Doug, Daniel Roebuck as Mr. Evans, Sean Whalen as Mantooth, Hilary Hacker as Mrs. Chenowith, Stephen A.F. Day as Frank, Shannon McClung as Doug's Body, Keith Allan as Wally
54 3 "Monster Hunter" Bob Koherr Richard Goodman 4.3[3] October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) 303

Justin signs up for Monster Hunting after he masters his 5,000th spell. Knowing that Justin could become the family wizard, Alex studies with help from Harper. Meanwhile, Max performs a spell that separates his conscience from himself. Then, he performs another spell to make monsters go all over the city to sabotage Justin's training even though his conscience tells him not to. Later, Alex, Max and his conscience go to help Justin with the monsters and Alex performs two spells successfully and saves Justin.

Spells: Hair frizzy, don't have a tizzy, thin lizzy! – makes people thin
My inner thoughts of right and wrong, come out, come out where you belong! – brings people's conscience out, but he or she is supposed to stand in front of a mirror, then his or her reflection will become his or her conscience
Hot monsters in the city, running wild, what a pity! – releases monsters into someone's city
Leg and feeta, runamita! or Grow legs and come my way – gives something feet and makes it run away
Train in vain, go to Spain! – causes a train to go to Spain
Special guest stars: Moisés Arias as Max's Conscience, Fred Willard as Mr. Stuffleby
Co-starring: Dennis Hadley as Fakeahorseus

Notes: Mr. Stuffleby says that Alex completed one hundred spells, but in the episode Potion Commotion Jerry said Alex and Justin were on lesson 372. Also, when Jerry says "It seems like just yesterday you were changing a brick into a rabbit", Justin answers "Edgebono Utoostis". "Edgebono Utoostis" is actually the duplication spell used in the first episode of the series.
55 4 "Three Monsters" Victor Gonzalez Justin Varava 4.4[4] October 30, 2009 (2009-10-30) 304

Justin begins his Monster Hunting course and senses that there are three unregistered monsters on Waverly Place. Forgetting that Juliet and her family live there, he tells the professionals, and they come looking for her. Realizing his mistake, Justin tries to fix it by trying to find three other monsters. In the end, the monster hunters take away Franken Girl and Justin's robot. Meanwhile, Max tries to separate himself from his conscience because he thinks that he is trying to steal his mother.

Spells: Liar, liar, pants on fire – The ability to set pants on fire
I'm rubber, you're glue; take her smell and put it on you – switches clothes and smell
Markers markers, go away, hey – the ability to make markers go away
Special guest star: Moisés Arias as Max's Conscience
Guest starring: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, Andy Kindler as Chancellor Tootietootie, Pat Finn as Luxor, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Dr. Ice
Co-starring: Perry Matfield as Franken Girl
Absent: David DeLuise as Jerry Russo

Note: This is part 2 of the saga promoted as "The Chronicles of Moises: Voice of Reason!. This is the last appearance of Franken-Girl.
56 5 "Night at the Lazerama" Victor Gonzalez Peter Murrieta 4.7[5] November 6, 2009 (2009-11-06) 306

For his first official monster hunting assignment, Justin is dispatched to capture a mind controlling mummy after all of the other monster hunters are apparently killed in action. Arriving at the museum, Justin and Juliet end up getting trapped in an exhibit with a soundproof plastic window, leaving them unable to call for help and the window itself immune to Justin's magic. Justin believes that they can wait until morning for a worker to let them out, but quickly realizes otherwise when he remembers that exposure to sunlight will incinerate Juliet. Justin ultimately decides that Juliet needs to look in the mummy's eyes and become his slave in order to leave so she will not be destroyed, though he promises to hunt down the mummy and save Juliet one day.

Meanwhile, Alex, in an attempt to sabotage Max's increasingly good behavior and gain a better chance at winning the wizard competition, has Harper separate Conscience from Max, and Max's behavior becomes increasingly horrific; however, she quickly rushes to fix the problem when Jerry informs her that Conscience will become his own person if he is separated from Max for too long. After reuniting Max and his conscience, Alex discovers Justin's plight and rushes to save him, but arrives too late to save Juliet from the mummy.

Spells: Please please, tell me now, is there something I should know, Duranium, Duranius – shows something people "might want to know" in a picture frame
Scrubby dubby, into the tubby – turns someone into a washing machine
Argile, bobby, tube, knee high, into socks, turn this guy – turns someone into a pair of socks

Special guest star: Moisés Arias as Max's Conscience
Guest-starring: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, John Eric Bentley as Mummy, Andy Kindler as Chancellor Tootietootie
Co-starring: Nicole J. Butler as Customer, Adam Irigoyen as New Conscience
Notes: This is the third and final part of the saga advertised as "The Chronicles of Moises: Voice of Reason!". Strangely, Juliet tells Justin that sunlight will turn her into ash, when she was shown walking outside in broad daylight several times with no apparent ill effects during the "Wizards vs. Vampires" saga. However, as Juliet's vampire development has been rather slow, it could be possible that she has only recently inherited this weakness. In this episode, Harper mentions "Jeremy From Science", a name Alex gave to a goblin to cover her wizard secret from Harper in the episode "Harper Knows" .

Magical Objects: Mummies and vampires (which are both monsters)
57 6 "Doll House" Jean Sagal Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 4.1[6] November 20, 2009 (2009-11-20) 305

After Harper finds out that her parents are moving to Pittsburgh, the Russos offer to clear out their basement so she can live with them and stay in New York. While Alex and Harper clean out the basement to make room for Harper's things, they find Alex's old doll house. Alex shrinks herself down to fit in the doll house to use as her own art studio, but Jerry and Theresa give the doll house away to a little girl named Olive, with Alex still in it. Unable to use magic to get out, as she had dropped her wand, Alex gets Harper's attention and begs her not to tell Justin. However, Harper tells him and then the pair help Alex, when she makes him buy the doll house back. Meanwhile, Justin tries to sell his "Captain Jim-Bob Sherwood Farmhouse Space Command Module" which is worth $400.

Spells: Shrinka dink, shrinka dank, shrinka dunk – makes certain objects shrink. This spell also makes Alex turn back big.
Note: While Harper and Alex are moving Harper's stuff into the basement, the plans for the mural in the episode Paint By Committee are visible on Alex's easel, as is the painting from Art Teacher.

Guest starring: Yara Shahidi as Olive, Gregg Binkley as Randy
58 7 "Marathoner Harper"
"Marathoner Helper"
Victor Gonzalez Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 4.2[7] December 4, 2009 (2009-12-04) 307

After Harper wins a marathon, she discovers that Alex used magic to help her win every competition since they were very young, including the marathon. Upset that she never really won anything on her own, Alex decides to let Harper do all the contests again from the past in order to have the opportunity to win without the aid of magic, though things go wrong when Harper proves to be completely incompetent in everything. Meanwhile Justin decides to enter the marathon so he can be the first Russo to win an athletic trophy.

Spells: K-nip, k-nop, hippity hop, run 26.2 miles then stop
-Increases your speed 2x for 26.2 miles
Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke

Co-stars: Imani Hakim as Connie, Pamela Chan as Carol, Ellen Lawson as old lady, and Marcy Goldman as customer
59 8 "Alex Charms a Boy"
"You Muse, You Lose (United Kingdom)"
Bob Koherr Peter Murrieta 3.9[8] January 15, 2010 (2010-01-15) 313

Alex meets and falls for Mason, a transfer student from the United Kingdom. After they start dating, she finds him perfect in every way, except for his view of art, which is dogs and parts of American history. Alex tries to make him more American, by throwing water balloons at people (being rude) and laughing in appreciation (making fun of Mr. Laritate and Harper's clothes). In order to make him a better artist, Alex takes matters into her own hands by putting a spell on Mason to make her his new artistic inspiration,which ends up on Mason kissing Alex in the rain. Meanwhile, Justin trains for finding the mummy that took away Juliet, so Jerry gives Justin goggles where you can see behind you so Justin wouldn't have to look into the mummy's eyes and get turned to his minion. During this, it is discovered that, when Max cast the spell that set monsters running loose in an idiotic attempt to sabotage Justin's monster hunting, one of the escaped monsters is said mummy, thus making Max himself indirectly responsible for both Juliet's kidnapping and the deaths of all of the other monster hunters.

Guest-starring: Gregg Sulkin as Mason Greyback and Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo

Notes: In the UK this episode aired on January 14, 2010 and was named "You Muse, You Lose". Mason was mentioned in the episode "Future Harper", where Harper (from the future) asked "Did Mason break up with you already?"
60 9 "Wizards vs. Werewolves" Victor Gonzalez Vince Cheung,
Ben Montanio, Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein
6.2[9] January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) 314/315

In this episode, Justin and Max continue to search for Juliet. Meanwhile, Mason and Alex continue dating and Mason gives her a glowing necklace. However, Mason keeps running away from Alex before the evening. She becomes suspicious and follows him one night. Alex and Harper discover that Mason is actually a werewolf. She confesses that she is a wizard and they continue to date. Mason then reveals that the necklace only glows when someone is in love with the person who put it on the other person. When Justin and Max find out that Mason is a werewolf, Justin thinks that Mason can help track down Juliet. He tracks her scent to Transylvania, where the mummy has been holding Juliet prisoner and expecting Justin, though they destroy the mummy after a brief face-off.

The Russo's happiness at saving Juliet is cut short when it is discovered that Juliet and Mason dated one another three centuries ago, and the situation worsens when Mason impulsively blurts out that he still loves her. Alex throws away the True Love Necklace and breaks up with Mason. Juliet then says that she used to love Mason, but her soulmate is Justin. Alex is heartbroken the next day, and Mason goes to the substation to talk to Alex, but she won't let him explain, and Harper decides to set up an "Alex-watch" to keep the two separate. Later, Mason meets Max, who manages to take him to Alex. Mason is able to persuade Alex to go back to Transylvania with him to search for the True Love Necklace, so that Mason can prove his feelings for her. Justin, Max, and Juliet follow them. At odds with Justin, Mason transforms into a full Werewolf and starts to attack Justin, which results in being attacked by Juliet. During the fight, Juliet bites Mason and is scratched by him in turn: as a result, Juliet loses her vampire powers and quickly ages into a white-haired, wrinkly old lady, and Mason transforms into an actual wolf. Before this happens, however, Alex successfully locates the necklace and puts it on Mason, which proves that he does indeed love her. Realizing that they can no longer be together, Juliet and Mason reluctantly break up with Justin and Alex. They then depart, leaving both Russos completely heartbroken.

Guest starring: Gregg Sulkin as Mason Greyback, Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen, John Eric Bentley as Mummy, Bryce Hurless as British Kid Wizard
Magical Objects: Werewolves, Mummies and Vampires (which are three monsters)
True Love Necklace: Glows when someone loves the person who put it on that person

Notes: This is a one hour special. This was the first episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place" to be rated TV-PG in the United States for disturbing images and for it being too intense for a Wizards episode, this is the first Disney Channel special since the Lizzie McGuire special "Night of The Day of the Dead" to be rated TV-PG. When Disney Channel decided to re-air all episodes, this episode was rated TV-G
61 10 "Positive Alex" Victor Gonzalez Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 3.6[10] February 26, 2010 (2010-02-26) 308

Alex has a crush on George, the school's bandleader, but is unable to get his attention because he is turned off by her sour attitude and unenergetic cheers at the school basketball games. Determined to get George to ask her to the school dance, she casts a spell on herself to become a positive person. Unfortunately, the spell backfires when, during the next game, Alex’s newfound optimism turns out to be too much when she starts cheering for the opposing team, ultimately leading Tribeca Prep to squander a huge lead and lose the game. Meanwhile, Justin has joined the basketball team and is trying to get a big senior moment captured on video. During the game, Justin gets to play and scores 3 three pointers. However, Max, tasked with capturing the game on videotape, is too fascinated with the camera, conducting somewhat embarrassing zoom-in shots of Theresa and Jerry, and forgets all about the action on the court.

Guest starring: Austin Butler as George, Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate and Dan Benson as Zeke
Co-starring: Kandyn Bouchez as Cheerleader #1, Karli Reynolds as Cheerleader #2, Danni Hooks as Cheerleader #3, Bryan Escobar as Male Cheerleader #1, Rob Westin as Male Cheerleader #2
Notes: Alex was forcefully turned into a cheerleader in "Franken Girl". This is the third episode in a row where there are no spells.

Magical object: A Magical Marker: When written on skin, the person becomes whatever was written on his or her arm.
62 11 "Detention Election" Bob Koherr Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 3.3[11] March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19) 309

Justin and Zeke are running against each other to become Student Body President. Justin soon finds his efforts put in jeopardy after someone wallpaper's Principal Laritate’s office with posters of his campaign and he is accused of masterminding the prank. In Saturday detention, Alex befriends a rebellious new girl at school named Stevie. On their trip to Coney Island, Jerry, Max and Harper are stuck on a Ferris wheel and Max drops his wand in an attempt to get them off. Harper is flashed off the Ferris wheel by Alex, and they both try to help Justin out of trouble. Meanwhile, Justin has gained newfound popularity by taking credit for the prank and also to get more votes for his campaign. But his friendship with Zeke may be strained when he chooses his popularity over his best friend. In the end, Justin wins the race but he is disqualified because of the prank. Alex takes the blame so Justin can become president but Stevie confesses that she pulled off the prank. Justin becomes Student Body President by six votes, but Zeke withdrew his vote when he found out that Justin did not vote. However, Justin gained his friendship with Zeke back and lost his popularity. Harper is sent back on the Ferris wheel by Alex, who was banned and wanted revenge because Jerry, Max and Harper went without her, where Jerry and Max are still stuck on, but luckily she grabbed her jacket made of spicy and teriyaki jerky.

Spells: Posters posters on the wall, now it's time to tell us all. – Makes posters able to talk
Posters posters that didn't squeal at all, zip it up, stay on this wall. – Stops the talking posters.
Guest starring: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Dan Benson as Zeke, Grant Alan as Eddie and Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols
Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo

Note: While being questioned, by Alex, one of the Justin posters says that he promised Stevie he wouldn't tell who pulled the prank, hinting that Stevie might be more than mortal. Also, Justin is elected to be the school president, but, in the 64th episode "Eat to the Beat", that was his first day to be the school president. And on the window of Mr. Laritate's office, there's a banner saying "Vote for Zeke Beekerman", but Zeke's last name is usually spelled Beakerman. Additionally, when Mr. Laritate comes to the Russo's house to take Justin to detention, Justin's hair is clearly flat, but it is suddenly spikey when they arrive at the school.
63 12 "Dude Looks Like Shakira" Victor Gonzalez Peter Murrieta 3.5[12] April 16, 2010 (2010-04-16) 317

Theresa and Jerry go on vacation and leave Uncle Kelbo to watch the kids. When Uncle Kelbo comes he is not him, he is Shakira. He confess to them that there is no Shakira and that he made her up years ago. Uncle Kelbo tells them that there is a strict law against using magic for fame and fortune, Max and Alex try to find a cure so that Uncle Kelbo can stay his real self. Max finds a spell and has the same problem as Uncle Kelbo, except he turns into a garbage can.

Spells: When you're tired of the same story, turn some pages, (object or person) – Turns the user into that object or person
Special guest star: Shakira as Herself
Guest starring: Jeff Garlin as Uncle Kelbo, and Michael Monken as MacGruder
Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle

Notes: Shakira and Selena Gomez (Alex Russo) perform a duet of Shakira's song "Gypsy". This episode premiered on March 28 in Latin America, during a marathon of episodes of the third season. This is the third time Disney Channel Latin America and Disney Channel Brazil premieres an episode of the series (the first one being "Quinceañera" and the second one, "Retest") before premiering in the United States.
64 13 "Eat to the Beat" Guy Distad Richard Goodman 3.3[13] April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30) 310

After Harper's lunchtime Shakespeare impressions are a total bust, Alex and Stevie ask Justin to hire a rock band to play at lunchtime. Justin agrees, feeling that he owes Stevie since she got him elected to become Student Body President. However, Justin hires a smooth jazz band instead of a rock band, which angers Alex. Harper later finds out that Stevie is a wizard, but instantly forgets it after Stevie uses a spell to erase Harper's short-term memory.

Spells: Take away all meat and add some snazz, turn this noise into smooth jazz. – Turns rock music into smooth jazz
Simplify your mind, leave that thought behind. – Erases the last few moments of one's memory
Guest starring: Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols, Aaron Hendry as Guitarist, and Beau Billingslea as Burt Parks
Absent: Jake T. Austin as Max Russo, María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo

Notes: The band Ughh is based on the actual rock band Gwar. This episode first premiered on April 1 in Hong Kong. This also is the second episode in which only three main cast members appear (since "Saving WizTech (Part 2)". Also, this is Justin's first day as the school president (which he was elected in "Detention Election"). Also, it is shown that Stevie is in fact a wizard when she took out her wand to change the rock band to a smooth jazz band.
65 14 "Third Wheel" Robbie Countryman Justin Varava 3.6[14] April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30) 311

Harper tells Alex that Stevie is a wizard after Harper sees Stevie use a wand, with Stevie erasing her memory, which Alex helps Harper regain. Alex then confronts Stevie about her secret and the two bond even more because of their magical abilities making Harper feel left out. Meanwhile, Justin and Zeke come with the idea to build a float for the school's homecoming festivities.

Guest starring: Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols, Dan Benson as Zeke and Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Spells: Do what you say, say what you mean, one thing leads to another, remember. – Causes a person to jog their memory
Absent: Jake T. Austin as Max Russo and María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo

Note: Jerry makes a reference to "The Outsiders" when he says he was a third wheel to Ponyboy, he also made a reference to The Breakfast Club with the name John Bender (Judd Nelson's character). Jerry also makes a reference to the Star Wars character Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi when he says he was a third wheel because of Ben Kenobi. Also, This episode premiered on April 13 in Latin America. This is also the second time Jake T. Austin missed an episode in the third season, but he only missed two episodes in the first two seasons. In this episode Harper calls the boy that Stevie sent into a hole "Jeremy from Science, but "Jeremy from Science" was a goblin that Alex named that way to cover her wizard secret from Harper in the episode "Harper Knows".
66 15 "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex" Victor Gonzalez Todd J. Greenwald 3.5[15] May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) 312

Alex is caught off guard when she discovers that Stevie is leading a wizard revolution. To the dismay of Justin and Harper, she decides to help Stevie with her quest to make sure no wizard ever has to give up their powers again. Alex agrees to Stevie shortly after Stevie barricades the wizard portal with a broom stick. Alex and Stevie also ask Max to join in their revolution, to which Max agrees. Max also declares himself as king, so the two girls have to obey his commands. Justin, knowing his sisters antics, orders a Chinese meal that comes with magic fortune cookies that possess the ability to give a glimpse into the future, thus allowing Justin to find out what Alex will end up doing. Alex is seen telling Harper that after it was all over, they would still be friends. Justin tries to stop her, thinking that she would go through with Stevie's plan, but Alex ends up tricking Stevie, using her wand to turn Stevie into a rock-type substance, freezing her body, and transporting all of Stevie's magical powers to her brother. Shortly after this sequence, Max curiously pokes Stevie's frozen body, accidentally tipping her over. Upon impact with the floor, Stevie's frozen body breaks into hundreds of pieces. To Alex it does not matter, because she still has her only true friend Harper, who was, is, and will always be there for Alex until the very end.

Spells: Fortunato Amontillado – Causes a person to come to the wizard depending on where he or she is
Guest starring: Hayley Kiyoko as Stevie Nichols, Richard Chiu as Warren Nichols, and Ezra Weisz as Jack Clown
Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo

Notes: The spell "Fortunato Amontillado" is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe story "The Cask of Amontillado" dealing with passing someone trapped through a barrier, like in the story where the main character seals his enemy up by chaining him to a wall and sealing that section of the room up by building a wall leaving him there to die. The "Transfer of Powers" ceremony is contradictory to Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, when Alex becomes a full wizard without an official ceremony. The Jack-In-the-Box says the address of City Hall is 1313 Mockingbird Lane. This is a reference to The Munsters and the address of their mansion. Stevie's brother gets a visor that publically announces that he is their family wizard, but Alex doesn't get a visor in the series finale, 'Who will be the Family Wizard?'. This is the final appearance of Stevie.
67 16 "Western Show" Bob Koherr Justin Varava 3.5[16] May 14, 2010 (2010-05-14) 316

After Superintendent Clanton fires Mr. Laritate (because of Alex's Rollerskate and Pie Day and Max's carelessness) and takes over his school responsibilities and tortures Alex, Justin and Max, They go to Mr. Laritate where he already has a western themed job. So Alex uses a spell that takes Mr. Laritate back in time to the Old West to convince him to fight for his job. After Mr. Laritate learned a lesson back in the western days, he goes back to the school and asks Clanton to give his job as a principal again.

Guest starring: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate, Ted McGinley as Superintendent Clanton
Spells: Say goodnight, out like a light. – Causes a person to become unconscious
Old West right away, yippie-yi-ki-yay. – Makes everything Old Western
Modern day right away, yippie-yi-ki-yay. – Makes everything back to the modern day
Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown, make Laritate run out of town – Brings Mr. Laritate's enemy, Superintendent Clanton with a gang in the Old West
Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle

Note: This episode premiered on April 20 in Latin America. This episode and Alex's Logo both were on Youtube before it premiered on TV.
68 17 "Alex's Logo" David DeLuise David Henrie 3.7[17] May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21) 318

When Alex's newly designed T-shirts become wildly popular at school, Justin demands that she turn over a fee to the Student Council for selling them on school property. With her generous donation, Alex becomes the winner of the Citizenship award and when Justin puts the truth spell on her to find if she used magic to get the award, he purposefully leaves it on causing her to tell the truth about everyone during her award ceremony speech and then causing everyone to hate her.

Guest starring: Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Spells: Don't let Alex be a liar, the truth, the truth, is on fire- places a halo over one's head and makes them tell the truth
Truth truth she used to know, now she becomes the old Russo- Reverses the truth spell cast on a Russo family member
Absent: Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle

Note: This is David Henrie's first time writing an episode, and David DeLuise's (Jerry), 2nd time directing, his first time directing and acting in the same episode. This episode and Western Show both were on Youtube before TV.
69 18 "Dad's Buggin' Out" Guy Distad Todd J. Greenwald 3.4[18] June 4, 2010 (2010-06-04) 319

Justin and Zeke are preparing for the Alien Language League banquet which will be hosted at the Sub Station. Alex carelessly leaves the portal to the Wizard World open, and a pocket elf and fairy escape as well as a Wizard bug, which bites Jerry, and he transforms into a huge insect. He interferes with the Alien Language League Banquet and Justin's hopes of getting a Lifetime Achievement Award by scaring away Joey the Crepe kid and eating all the homemade crepes Theresa was forced to make after Joey ran away, but things take a turn for the better when Alex helps Justin by presenting Jerry in his bug form, as an alien from another planet, knowing how important getting the award is to Justin. In the end Justin is given the Lifetime Achievement Award trophy after all, but Jerry, who is still a giant insect, accidentally melts it.

Magical objects: Wizard Bug, Pocket Elf, Fairy
Note: The pocket elf is featured in the episode from season 1, "I Almost Drowned In a Chocolate Fountain", and the fairy Sparkle is from season 2 in the episode "Fairy Tale". Paulie Litt who played Frankie in season 1 has now been renamed Joey. The trophy Justin receives in this episode is the same trophy Harper receives in the episode "Marathoner Helper" (season 3).

Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke, Paulie Litt as Joey the Crepe Kid and Michael Monken as McGruder, Rachel Cannon as Flutter, Al Madrigal as Spanish Pocket Elf
70 19 "Max's Secret Girlfriend" Bob Koherr Gigi McCreery & Perry Rein 3.2[19] June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11) 321

Alex and Harper find out that Max has a girlfriend named Nancy Lukey, but has been keeping it a secret so not to get embarrassed by his family. Later Theresa finds out about it and admonishes him for lying. Since he took his mother's advice, he tells Nancy his secret about being a wizard. The Russos then make up another lie to cover the truth, and Nancy breaks up with him because Max keeps on lying to get her to like him.

Guest starring: Bella Thorne as Nancy Lukey
Spells : Make us old and barely alive, age us up to thirty-five – Changes a person's appearance to look thirty-five
Magical Objects: Magic Carpet

Note: When Max says "Yeah I didn't tell her about the dragon dog 'cause I still have no idea what happened to that.", he is referring to Dragon, a pet dragon disguised as a dog, which Theresa lets them keep in the season 1 episode "Curb Your Dragon". Also, when Alex says,"Tom Sawyer, that's such an obvious lie. It is the name from the Rush song", she is referring to a real song performed by Canadian rock band Rush. When Alex and Justin are pretending to be Max's "Sawyer" parents, Alex calls herself Diane Sawyer, named after the anchor of ABC World News. When Max tells his family about telling her their secret, Justin says "We cannot be wizards exposed", which would later become the name of the season 3 finale.
71 20 "Alex Russo, Matchmaker?" David DeLuise Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 3.3[20] July 2, 2010 (2010-07-02) 322

Alex sets Harper up with Justin's best friend Zeke for the school science fair. But Alex becomes frustrated when she sees that Harper and Zeke are actually interested in their science project than sharing romantic feelings for each other. She then casts a spell to make sparks fly between them, which literally happens when they touch. Meanwhile, Justin creates a water-powered engine, while Max "creates life" by finding items under his bed and putting in a barbecue grill.

Spells: Zippozap Zippozee Zippozarum – Makes sparks fly i.e lights a candle etc. Warning: If this spell was on humans, it intensifies their emotions. Possible Side-effect: Electrical zaps on contact
Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke

Note: Riley, Dean and Mason, three of Alex's ex-boyfriends are mentioned, as well as some others such as Manny Kin, Alex's fake boyfriend from season 1. Also, it is revealed that Alex and Mason dated for two months before he was changed into a wolf forever in "Wizards vs. Werewolves".
72 21 "Delinquent Justin" Mary Lou Belli Justin Varava 3.6[21] July 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) 323

When Justin is about to graduate, Alex tells him that she made a duplicate Justin and put him through four years of college. Justin is revolted, however, to discover that the college version of himself has become a free-spirited hippie who does not care about studying or about life. Soon Alex recombines the two Justins, but the duplicate Justin takes over the mind of the regular Justin, leaving Alex to fix the problem. Meanwhile, Jerry and Theresa try to be better parents.

Note: Zeke is meant to be graduating with Justin but in the season one episode "Movies" it was mentioned that Zeke is 2 years older than Justin.
Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke, and Bill Chott as Mr. Laritate
Absent: Jake T. Austin as Max Russo
Spells: Two of him are twice as fun, turn these Justins back to one – Turns two Justins into one
Brains, brains go away, back before the college day – Takes away knowledge

Retrievum Cerebrum- Takes one back to the original mind setting.
73 22 "Captain Jim Bob Sherwood" Jean Sagal Richard Goodman 3.6[22] July 23, 2010 (2010-07-23) 320

Alex and Justin are chosen to create an issue of the Captain Jim Bob Sherwood comic book, with Justin writing the story and Alex doing the illustrations. But when they can't agree on their ideas, Alex uses magic and displaces Captain Jim Bob from the comic book, leaving him loose out in the city.

Guest starring: John O'Hurley as Captain Jim Bob Sherwood
Note: Harper mentions John Glenn in this episode.

Spells: This is causing too much strife, from the pages, come to life – brings an object to life
74 23 "Wizards vs. Finkles" Victor Gonzalez Peter Dirksen 3.7[23] July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30) 325

Harper's parents comes to town to audition for a gig as a train vaudeville act in Romania. Harper is completely embarrassed by them, while Alex is won over by them and agrees to join their act, while Harper gets to be in the annual Russo family photo, as both Alex and Harper take on roles in each other's families that they refused to fill themselves—Alex had objected to being in the family photo, and Harper had objected to joining the vaudeville act. However, Alex learns that being in the act is not all fun and games and soon wants out.

Spells: Tell some jokes that are old and clammy, make me act all bold and hammy! – Cast it on a ham or chicken. Causes the person to be funny
Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke, Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson as Elaine and Marty Finkle and Alan Safier as the Romanian producer

Absent: María Canals Barrera as Theresa Russo
75 24 "All About You-Niverse"
"Alex Through the Looking Glass (Russia)"
Bob Koherr Marcus Alexander Hart 3.7[24] August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) 326

After Alex is punished for one of her schemes in order to go on the class trip to Europe, she defiantly steps into a magical mirror and her world instantly becomes all about her. Alex enjoys how everyone listens to her, but when her mother tries to call her back, mirror-Harper breaks the mirror and could possibly be trapped in that world forever. Justin and Zeke hold an e-waste drive for old electronics in order to save themselves for the "Robot Revolution".

Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke
Absent: Jake T. Austin as Max Russo and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo
Notes: In Disney Channel Russia, This episode is called "Alex Through The Looking Glass". Also, no spells are used in this episode. This is also referring to Lewis Caroll' s novel Alice Through The Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice In Wonderland.
Magical objects: The Magic Mirror – If you step in there, it becomes all about you.

Note: Wizooubegle is a parody of Google and YouTube.
76 25 "Uncle Ernesto" Bob Koherr Todd J. Greenwald 3.4[25] August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27) 327

Justin, Alex and Max promise a magic-free night for their mother's birthday. When they invite their Uncle Ernesto over, they must stow away magical gifts from Uncle Kelbo. After opening the presents, chaos breaks out as the kids try to hide magic from their mother and uncle. In the end of the episode, Alex proves that she loves her mother more than magic by discarding the egg of a FuChicken (see "Magical Objects" section below) which would have told who would win the wizard competition.

Special guest star: Wilmer Valderrama as Uncle Ernesto
Guest starring: Michael D. Cohen as Swiss Army Elf
Magical objects: FuChicken- A chicken that lays an egg which has an answer to a question the FuChicken was asked in it. If scared, it will lay various breakfast foods, including the plate which they are on. Party in a Box – A small box that, when opened, causes a party to appear. Magic Swiss Army Bag – A bag that has anything needed for survival in it, i.e. a toothpick or a magical helper

Notes: Uncle Ernesto was mentioned in the episode "Justin's Little Sister" (season 1) when Theresa mentioned that Justin looked like Uncle Ernesto. Also Max's middle name is Ernesto.
77 26 "Moving On" Robbie Countryman Peter Murrieta 4.5[26] September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) 324

When Justin fails to get over Juliet, Alex transforms Harper into a young version of Juliet. Justin is delighted to see her again, until Harper, as Juliet, tries to make him move on. She does convince him to move on after revealing herself. The episode ends with Justin on a date with his new girlfriend and the real Juliet watching him from afar, with a smile on her face.

Spells: Transfix, transpose, make Harper look like Juliet, from head to toes – Turns Harper into Old Juliet
Transfix, transpose, make Harper look like young Juliet, including the clothes – Turns Harper into Young Juliet
Transfix, transpose, make Harper look like herself again, including the clothes – Turns Harper back into herself
Special guest star: Bridgit Mendler as Juliet Van Heusen
Guest-starring: Laura Samuels as Sara

Notes: In a previous episode of season three named "Marathoner Helper", Alex promised not to use magic on Harper even when Harper asked at the end of the episode, but in this episode Alex casts a spell on Harper to turn her into young Juliet. Also, in this episode, Justin is seen to be looking at a picture with Juliet, but in "Wizards vs. Vampires : Tasty Bites", Cindy says that vampires don't show up in pictures.
This episode was aired on September 3, 2010 on Disney Channel Germany.
78 27 "Wizards Unleashed"
"Alex Saves Mason (Alternative) / Puppy Love (United Kingdom)"
Victor Gonzalez Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio (Part 1)
Justin Varava (Part 2)
4.8[27] October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01) 328-329

After Alex sees on the news a feature about a painting wolf in the Pocono Mountains, she automatically believes that it is Mason. Justin, Max, and Alex flash to the location of the wolf, and learn that it is indeed Mason. However, they then learn that Mason is being held against his will by a family of hillbilly wizards who will agree to give Mason back to Alex in exchange for the Russos' wizard world portal. Alex agrees to make the exchange, unbeknownst to her brothers. The hillbilly family arrive at the Russos' lair for the exchange but Alex fools them by concealing their portal with an anti-magic realm. Because of that, Mason, who had transformed to his human form, reverts back to a wolf as a form of revenge from the hillbillies. The Russos figure out about the transforming hillbilly music and use it on Mason, but he is turned to a half wolf/half human. Until then, they have to find the missing instrument for the hillbilly song; Mason is stuck in his half wolf/half human form, leaving Alex embarrassed to be seen with him in public. Meanwhile, Zeke and Harper take care of the Sub Station and Harper tries to make Zeke kiss her all the while. At Zeke's party, Mason's cover is blown and Alex is humiliated, leaving Mason heartbroken and he leaves her. Harper tells Alex about how she always wore eccentric, flashy clothing but Alex wasn't afraid to be seen with her at all and the same should go for Mason. Alex flashes herself into the elevator where Mason is scratching his neck and apologizes and says she loves him and kisses him. They go back to Zeke's apartment, unaffected by everyone's stares and gawks and they dance, laughing at all their good memories when they were an art couple at Tribeca Prep. In the end, Justin finds the missing instrument, the mouth harp, and plays it and Mason is back to his human form. In the meantime, Theresa and Jerry go on an anniversary trip to Connecticut and stay in a cheap motel, using a camera concealed in a teddy bear to check on the Sub Station. This is a one-hour special.

Spells: Knock knock, who's there, disappear, disappear who, disappears to be a door eaten by termites – Makes a door be eaten by termites
Special guest star: Gregg Sulkin as Mason Greyback
Guest starring: Dan Benson as Zeke, Gary Grubbs as Pa, Mary-Pat Green as Ma, Chad W. Smathers as Junior
Songs featured:"A Year Without Rain" by Selena Gomez & the Scene

Notes: This is a one hour special. On Disney Channel UK this episode is listed under the title, "Puppy Love". Also this is the first time Justin was seen with a lightsaber, proving that he is a fan of the Star Wars franchise. The True Love Necklace appears once again to see if the evil country wizards' dog is Mason.
79 28 "Wizards Exposed" Bob Koherr Richard Goodman 4.3[28] October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) 330

The government finds out that the Russo family are wizards, and takes them into custody to find out more. Max and Alex are both interrogated by Agent Lamwood and Scientist One, but both refuse to say anything. When Justin is interrogated, he is tricked into thinking that aliens are going to attack so he reveals that he is a wizard and that they have a wizard lair. Meanwhile, Harper is trying to find out how to contact the wizard world to inform them of the Russo's abduction; she tells Mason who decides to go through the portal to find help. The government raids the wizard world and arrests many wizards, including Professor Crumbs and Chancellor Rudy Tootietootie, as well as Mason along with the Russo family. The Russo family escape the prison and learn that all magic has been switched off. With the help of a magic cooty catcher given by Professor Crumbs, Alex casts a spell duplicating their family three times so they can think of a plan to escape. Scientist One helps the Russo family, Mason, and Rooty Tootietootie escape telling them that Agent Lamwood is crazy because they are supposed to be researching lizards not wizards. The episode ends on a cliffhanger as the Russo family wonder what to do and whether Alex is right in saying they should reveal to the world that wizards exist to save their fellow wizards.

Spells: "Edgebono Utoosis" is cast three times after using the cooty catcher.
Magical object: Cooty Catcher – A cooty catcher that once a round is completed, the user(s) may recite a spell within ten seconds. It will work even if the magical core has been unplugged, but may only be used once.
Special guest star: Gregg Sulkin as Mason Greyback
Guest stars: Dan Benson as Zeke, Jonathan Kite as Agent Lamwood, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Scientist 1, Ian Abercrombie as Professor Crumbs, and Andy Kindler as Chancellor Tootietootie

Note: This episode ends on a cliffhanger and is resumed in the season 4 opener, "Alex Tells The World".

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  8. ^ Cable ratings: WWE RAW, NCIS, SpongeBob and Sarah Palin Top Weekly Cable Charts Posted on January 20, 2010 by Robert Seidman
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  12. ^ Cable Top 25: WWE Raw, Deadliest Catch, Spongebob Top Weekly Cable Viewing Posted on April 20, 2010 by Bill Gorman
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  20. ^ Friday Cable Ratings: Say Yes To The Dress, The Soup, Merlin Finale & More Posted on July 6, 2010 by Bill Gorman
  21. ^ Led by Sonny With a Chance and Hannah Montana Disney Channel Claims the Week’s Top 10 Telecasts in Kids 6–11 and Tweens 9–14 – tvbythenumbers.com
  22. ^ Cable Top 25: Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, Burn Notice & Brickyard 400 Top Week’s Viewership – tvbythenumbers.com
  23. ^ Cable ratings: Monday Night Football, RAW, White Collar and Monk top weekly cable chart Posted on November 3, 2009 by Robert Seidman
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  25. ^ Friday Cable: Eureka, Haven Up; Victorious Bests Wizards of Waverly Place & More Posted on August 30, 2010 by Robert Seidman
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