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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).

Spoilers below.

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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.

Spoilers below.

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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!

Spoilers ahead for tonight’s episode!

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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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Magicians Season 2 Beast

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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Check Out ‘The Magicians’ New Season 2 Trailer
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Magicians Season 2

Abracadabra! Cue the magical finger gestures! The Magicians season 2 is almost upon us, and with it … the newest trailer. SyFy’s spellbinding series ended with a shock, as most of our Brakebills clan seemed to die, but no worries. Beautiful people with powers can never stay down for long.

“Welcome back, loser.”

Check out the trailer below.

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Check Out Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ & ‘The Expanse’ Trailers & Premiere Dates!
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The Magicians The Expanse

Good things come to those who wait, and we all have to wait until 2017 (but not too far in) for the second seasons of two of SyFy’s signature series’, The Magicians and The Expanse. One, a mystical medley, and the other, a space opera, both resonated with fans with their unique storylines and vivid styles. Premiere date info comes with bonus trailers!

Check out both trailers and synopses below.

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NYCC 2016: ‘The Magicians’ Roundtable Interviews
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The Magicians roundtable, NYCC 2016

At New York Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, I got a chance to sit down with the cast of The Magicians at the roundtable press interviews, and really get in-depth about their characters, scenes, and what’s in store for season 2. On hand were Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice Quinn), Summer Bishil (Margo Hanson), Hale Appleman (Eliot Waugh), Jade Tailor (Kady Orloff-Diaz), Stella Maeve (Julia Wicker), and EPs and writers Sera Gamble and John McNamara.

Check out the roundtable interviews and the first scene of season 2 below.

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