SEASON ONE: Esme’s story is one of small triumphs
in the midst of a new journey. She loses her mother, her only family other than
an estranged brother, Clay. She decided to take this opportunity to move to a
new place, far from her quiet life in the small city she grew up in, Nixa. In
Nixa, she was a big fish in a small pond. She packs up all her belongings and
moves to Los Angeles.
When she arrives, she
discovers through a sequence of events that she is a witch and supposed to
become a powerful one; her new life begins with much more than just a change of
location. This news is so far out of her normal realm of thinking that it takes
her a long time to not only believe in herself and her powers but also believe
in the power of the Craft. Not only is this a sense of self that she is looking
for but a sense of what is real and what isn’t. She discovers that she has some
telekinetic abilities and she also has powerful visions from time to time.
As she begins to learn
her craft, and grow in her dedication; she also begins to acquire a new family.
A neurotic neighbor, Manda, who has the messiest love life, something that Esme
is always trying to fix but inevitably backfires each time. A shaman, Dagara,
whom will become her teacher, as the phrase lends that when the student is
ready the teacher will appear. The frightening presence of the shaman will take
Esme time to get used to however he will act as a compass for Esme during her
journey. True to witch lore, Esme’s familiar will find her in the form of a dog
named Djali. A wise sage will also guide her in the form of Launa, the
metaphysical bookstore owner. In the midst of our tale, Esme learns she has a
niece named Sophie -a very gifted niece- when her brother arrives on her
doorstep and abandons the child with her. The last member to join her group is a fellow
witch, Charna, who turns out to be a sworn enemy of her family legacy.
Disguised as a friend, this nemesis will cause many problems for Esme.
In this season, Esme
will also meet her love interest, Larkin; however, because of her lack of
experience deciphering her visions, she will continue to keep her distance. A
mysterious stranger Ciprian is of gypsy origin and will constantly tempt her
and yet offer her perspective as well. The cliff hanger will revolve around a
dark energy that she senses hovering around her.
SEASON TWO: The first season closes with Esme
learning the ins and outs of her craft. This time, she is expanding her base
because she feels that something is after her. She has become more confident in
her Craft but feels she needs to expand her knowledge outside of just the
European pagan traditions, and decides to seek out other methods.