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TV Review: The Magicians 2.9 “Lesser Evils”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 9: “Lesser Evils”
Directed by Rebecca Johnson
Written by Sera Gamble
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, Julia (Stella Maeve) had no shade and therefore no limits. Quentin (Jason Ralph) barely saved her from Reynard (Mackenzie Astin) because of her lack of judgment. He plopped her in Fillory for Margo to watch her (as if she did not have enough to worry about). Margo tried to reason with the trees to no avail, so Julia blew them up. Margo (Summer Bishil) threw her in a dungeon. Eliot (Hale Appleman) finally woke up after a kick ass speech from Margo to Fen (Brittany Curran). Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) took Q’s body for a spin for a Niffin escape. She was told to free herself from Q for the answers. Penny (Arjun Gupta) declared his love for Kady (Jade Tailor) and sentenced himself to a life of servitude to help her. He went into Q’s head and saw Alice who tried to kill him.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.8 “Word As Bond”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 8: “Word As Bond”
Directed by James L. Conway
Written by Sera Gamble
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, the whole gang decided to rob a bank because… money. The bank had magic wards to get through. Margo (Summer Bishil) led the charge, and it took bees, a literal disco ball, and Eliot (Hale Appleman) dying (not totally) to get the gold. Julia’s (Stella Maeve) baby was exorcised at a price and Fillory filled its coffers.

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.7 “Plan B”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 7: “Plan B”
Directed by Chris Fisher
Written by Christina Strain
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, Quentin (Jason Ralph) tried to summon Niffin Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), first via interpretive dance, and then with a spell with her dad. That failed as did the attempt with her mother. He discovered that Alice isn’t dead, just living in the tattoo on his back. Prince Ess from Loria kidnaped the castle once Margo (Summer Bishil) rejected his order of giving him half the wellspring and then marriage. She slept with him and mulled the offer until Penny (Arjun Gupta) showed them that it was a trick. She declared war on Loria. Julia found a woman who also had Raynard’s baby because of rape, and she chained Julia up. Kady (Jade Tailor) saved her and they stole the creature, a Haxenpaxen, who was chained too shielding the lady’s whereabouts. Once gone, Raynard found her and killed her.

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.5 “Cheat Day”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 5: “Cheat Day”
Directed by Joshua Butler
Written by Mike Moore
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on The Magicians, Margo helped Eliot (Summer Bishil, Hale Appleman) make a clone so his consciousness could go back to Brakebills. He ended up having sex in 2 worlds. Q and Penny (Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta) hunted and caught the White Lady, after getting high and almost forgetting themselves in the Flying Forest. Q asked for Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) to be resurrected, but that could not happen, So he then asked to go home. Penny asked for hands – granted.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.4 “The Flying Forest”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 4: “The Flying Forest”
Directed by Carol Banker
Written by David Reed
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on The Magicians, it was the showcase showdown for the Beast (Charles Mesure) and Reynard (Mackenzie Astin), and everything got totally messed up… except for one super heroic sacrifice by Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley). Marina (Kacey Rohl), Julia (Stella Maeve), and the Beast got Reynard right where they wanted him, but then Penny (Arjun Gupta) swooped in and stole the beast (and Julia by accident). Marina was left alone with Reynard, and he literally chewed her up and spit her out. Back in Fillory, Ember (Dominic Burgess) took a dump in the wellspring, and the gang fought the Beast. Alice let herself be consumed so she could kill him, and Quentin (Jason Ralph) had to release his fire demon on her to prevent her from destroying Eliot and Margo (Hale Appleman, Summer Bishil).

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.3 “Divine Elimination”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 3: “Divine Elimination”
Directed by John Scott
Written by Henry Alonso Myers
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on The Magicians, Eliot (Hale Appleman) had to confess about his farmer past to his wife, once he found out that they needed help in that area (people were starving). The Beast (Charles Mesure) serenaded Julia (Stella Maeve) while she tried to figure out a way to get to Reynard. The bait they needed, Marina (Kacey Rohl) tried to find sanctuary at Brakebills, but was rejected. She went back to Julia. Quentin, Alice, Margo, and Penny (Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Summer Bishil, Arjun Gupta), sought battle magic which would ready them for the Beast, complete with tattoos and fire demons.

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.2 “Hotel Spa Potions”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 2: “Hotel Spa Potions”
Directed by Chris Fisher
Written by Sera Gamble
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on The Magicians, everyone who had died, now lived. Penny (Arjun Gupta) got his hands reattached, but he was such an ass about it, that the guy put the whammy on them. Eliot (Hale Appleman) was coronated king, and picked Margo, Alice, and Quentin (Summer Bishil, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jason Ralph) as his fellow royals. Julia and the Beast (Stella Maeve, Charles Mesure) teamed up (at knifepoint) to track Reynard. He likes her.

Spoilers ahead for tonight’s episode!

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.1 “Knight Of Crowns”
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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 1: “Knight of Crowns”
Directed by Chris Fisher
Written by Sera Gamble
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, the whole gang made it to Fillory, fulfilling Q’s lifelong wish. Q and Julia (Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve) went via 1942 following a young Jane Chatwin (Rose Liston). After marveling at the beauty, they ended up in the books saving her from a trap. They ran into old Jane Chatwin, who poofed them to a modern day Fillory (which looked like a desolate forest-y slum). There they reunited with the rest who had found the right fountain, and set out to retrieve the specialty god-killing knife they ordered 74 years ago. The knife was still there, but the price was marriage of his daughter of the real king… who turned out to be Eliot (Hale Appleman). Except… nobody could hold the knife – not enough power. They found Ember (Dominic Burgess) who gave them his magical power semen. Blech… And as a favor, he lifted the fog of Julia’s memory. Turns out, she was raped and her friends were killed by Reynard the Fox (Mackenzie Astin). Marina (Kacey Rohl) helped her clean it up. Alice drank the semen (blech), and they confronted the beast, who quickly killed Alice, Eliot, and Margo (Summer Bishil), and sliced off Penny’s (Arjun Gupta) hands. Julia put the knife to the Beast’s (Charles Mesure) throat, wanting to deal. She saved Q but took off with the Beast!

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‘The Magicians’ “Hall Of Magic” Casts A Spell In NYC
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Inspired by SyFy’s The Magicians, a beautiful interactive exhibit has popped up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Hall of Magic, located at 55 Wythe Ave, engulfs you into the world of Brakebills and Fillory with a series of magical spaces.

Check out the gorgeous photo gallery below.

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‘The Magicians’ Season 2 – Meet The Beast & The White Lady
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When The Magicians returns January 25th, our gang will be ruling a dying kingdom, as they fight to save magic. Meanwhile, The Beast (Charles Mesure) is out and about and enjoying himself in season 2, after spending most of season 1 as just a voice. We also get to meet The White Lady (Emma Dumont), a creature of Fillory who runs into Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph).

Check out the clips below.

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