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THE MAGICIANS S2 E11: The Rattening

THE MAGICIANS S2 E11: The Rattening

Finally, the action in Fillory starts to feel like more than filler! This was one of those episodes where everything that happened seemed vitally important to every plot point that’s come before, so let’s unpack some things and dive in. Coconut Oil and Trufies  After King Idri shows up for the royal wedding to Eliot […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E7: Plan B

THE MAGICIANS S2 E7: Plan B

This was a most excellent episode! It brought all the main characters together in one coherent storyline with a singular goal: Rob a bank. Magic can’t solve every problem—like paying a million dollars in gold to magical exorcists that work out of a butcher shop (Julia has to do more than merely abort Reynard’s baby now that he’s […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E6: The Cock Barrens

THE MAGICIANS S2 E6: The Cock Barrens

Due to an unforeseen cable / internet outage, last week’s episode has been lost to the mists of time. MOVING ON, let’s catch up! There are three main stories happening this week in which everyone is trying to right a wrong. Quentin is attempting to resurrect Alice, while Julia and Kady are plotting to get rid of […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E4: The Flying Forest

THE MAGICIANS S2 E4: The Flying Forest

And so it goes. Everyone is devastated over Alice’s death, none more so than Quentin. And the whole episode feels both full of anticipation and a little deflated, due to the Beast’s death and the disappearance of Reynaud. Now the real adulting begins. Fillory might be a fantasy world, but it’s not always fantastic. The bad […]

The Magicians S2 E3: Divine Elimination

The Magicians S2 E3: Divine Elimination

Well, that ended badly. The show has cast off predictability to throw a major wrench in the beginning of season two, leaving fans stunned and confused. Let’s see what happened—but first, a warning of spoilers ahead: When Quentin, Alice, Penny, and Margo return from Brakebills to Fillory, they find Eliot acting very strangely. In turn, […]

The Magicians Season 2, Episode 2: Hotel Spa Potions

The Magicians Season 2, Episode 2: Hotel Spa Potions

Meanwhile, back in Fillory. . . I love starting with Eliot because he’s really coming into his own as High King. I predict great things from Hale Appleman in season two! Currently, my status is: not disappointed. Apparently, magic is being sucked out of Fillory, with Fillorian crops as collateral damage. The peasants are used […]

The Magicians S2 E1: Knight of Crowns

The Magicians S2 E1: Knight of Crowns

Oh, hey fellow Brakebills students. . . Where did we leave off? Eliot and Margo are now the High King and High Queen of Fillory. Alice and Quentin are King and Queen as well. (Four rulers seems like a mess to me, but, you know, it’s drawing off the Narnia mythology here.) Oh, and Eliot […]

The Magicians, Episode 13: Season Finale! Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?

The Magicians, Episode 13: Season Finale! Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?

And the season ends with both bangs and whimpers. Quentin has always been on a quest—at first, that quest was to save his own bleak life through magic, and then through magic to save his childhood fantasy of Fillory from itself. In fact, the whole thing reminds me of the Disney version of Hercules. Remember […]

The Magicians, Episode 12: Thirty-Nine Graves

The Magicians, Episode 12: Thirty-Nine Graves

Oh, they just love to play with our emotions! Looking at the title of this week’s episode, one could be forgiven for thinking that this week a giant battle will occur where 39 people will die. (Doesn’t happen.) Or that we’ll find out what happened to the missing Brakebills class. (Hi, Josh Hoberman!) Instead, Quentin […]

The Magicians, Episode 11: Remedial Battle Magic

The Magicians, Episode 11: Remedial Battle Magic

Things are getting significantly hairier, friends. There is a dramatic suicide depicted in this week’s episode, Julia gets a visit from the divine, and the fragility of Quentice (a fan-created Brangelina-like nickname for Quentin and Alice) is revealed. Shall we touch the button together? OK. Away we go. First, The Beast is tormenting travelers by […]