- Cave Behind the Falls: Darcy even lampshades it by wondering out loud why there's always a cave behind a waterfall.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Nabu makes another appearance at the very end of the episode.
- Disney Death: Flora apparently drowns after saving her sister, however, when the willow tree cries a tear for her, the time reversing properties of the water seems to be restored, returning Flora to before she died, followed by Flora gaining her Enchantix powers.
- Fountain of Youth: Due to the time reversing properties of the water the Winx have to retrieve to break the spell on Faragonda, the Winx must avoid touching the water because it could turn them into kids. Near the end of the episode, the Trix get turned into preteens after Flora has the willow tree throw them into the water.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Flora dives into the poisoned water in order to save Miele, but gets stuck in some plants at the bottom. She manages to get Miele out of there safely before apparently drowning, but because of this, she earns her Enchantix and escapes.
Recap / Winx Club S 3 E 12 The Black Willows Tears
Also known as Tears From The Black Willow in the 4Kids dub and A Journey To Lynphea in the Nickelodeon dub.