The Magicians - Episode Guide

Season 1

Unauthorized Magic

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 16, 2015

Unauthorized Magic

In the premiere of this drama adapted from Lev Grossman's book series, best friends Quentin and Julia are mysteriously recruited to take an entrance exam to Brakebills University, a secret institution for magical pedagogy.

The Source of Magic

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2016

The Source of Magic

The Brakebills students struggle to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the university. Back in Brooklyn, Julia makes her first foray into the mysterious world of Hedge Witches.

Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2016

Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting

Quentin and Julia have an unexpected, and somewhat volatile, reunion; Penny is overwhelmed by the power of his own psychic abilities; and Alice is willing to do anything to find out what happened to her missing brother.

The World in the Walls

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2016

The World in the Walls

Quentin wakes up in a mental hospital and must set his panic aside to seek the help of the one person he least trusts. Meanwhile, Julia is hurt after her fallout with Quentin and commits to learning more powerful spells with the Hedge Witches

Mendings, Major and Minor

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2016

Mendings, Major and Minor

The students are distracted by personal issues when their focus should be on training for the upcoming Welter's Tournament.

Impractical Applications

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2016

Impractical Applications

The first-year students face something called 'The Trials,' a series of unconventional and emotional tests, which result in expulsion from Brakebills for those who fail.

The Mayakovsky Circumstances

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 29, 2016

The Mayakovsky Circumstances

An uncompromising professor pushes boundaries both in magic and in the personal lives of his first-year students. Meanwhile, Julia must decide whether she's ready to accept help and what that means for her future as a Magician.

The Strangled Heart

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2016

The Strangled Heart

Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone who was considered a friend; at the same time, Quentin tries to find a connection to the Beast; and Julia considers giving up magic for good after entering a rehab facility.

The Writing Room

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2016

The Writing Room

When Alice and Quentin learn that Penny read the 6th Fillory novel, they make him tell the story. And it's a doozy.

Homecoming

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2016

Homecoming

Penny travels to the world of The Neitherlands, and Quentin and Alice work together to save him; Julia joins an eclectic group of magicians.

Remedial Battle Magic

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2016

Remedial Battle Magic

Quentin and the others learn battle magic and prepare for a showdown in Fillory; Julia and Kady take on a mission with the Free Traders.

Thirty-Nine Graves

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2016

Thirty-Nine Graves

The students wake up to vague memories and feelings of regret after a night of drinking. However, there's no time for talking about what did or didn't occur now that their lives depend on getting to the Netherlands as soon as possible

Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Apr 11, 2016

Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Quentin and Julia arrive in Fillory and try to catch up with the group, who are more than 70 years ahead of them, in the search for The Beast.

Season 2

Knight of Crowns

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2017

Knight of Crowns

In the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

Hotel Spa Potions

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2017

Hotel Spa Potions

Quentin, Alice, Penny and Margo seek a new weapon; Eliot struggles with being king; Julia and The Beast find an unexpected ally.

Divine Elimination

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2017

Divine Elimination

Quentin and friends prepare to face The Beast again; Julia conspires with The Beast and their new ally to lure and trap Reynard.

The Flying Forest

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2017

The Flying Forest

Quentin and Penny embark on a quest; Margo works on a way to help Eliot; Julia seeks an old friend's help.

Cheat Day

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2017

Cheat Day

Quentin adjusts to his new life; Penny seeks help from an unexpected source; Eliot and Margo contend with the dangers of ruling; Julia and Kady discover another consequence of Reynard's attack.

The Cock Barrens

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2017

The Cock Barrens

Quentin strives to help a friend who is suffering; Eliot and Margo's negotiations take a shocking turn; Julia and Kady discover a possible key to stopping Reynard.

Plan B

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2017

Plan B

Julia and Kady enlist Quentin, Margo, Eliot and Penny for a magical heist.

Word As Bond

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Mar 15, 2017

Word As Bond

Margo feels the pressure of ruling; Julia's friends question her behavior; Quentin faces the repercussions of the deal he made; Penny finds a way to help Kady.

Lesser Evils

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Mar 22, 2017

Lesser Evils

Quentin nears what could be a dead end to his problem; Eliot risks his life for his kingdom, and Margo makes a costly bargain to protect him; Julia, Kady and Penny find a possible ally.

The Girl Who Told Time

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2017

The Girl Who Told Time

Quentin helps Julia with her search; Eliot attempts to win over his people as Margo tries to keep a devastating secret; Penny and Kady become caught between two magical factions.

The Rattening

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Apr 5, 2017

The Rattening

Quentin and Julia undertake a difficult journey; Eliot faces mounting catastrophes in Fillory; Margo attempts to fix the bad deal she made; Penny finds a new ally.

Ramifications

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2017

Ramifications

Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to finally face Reynard; Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory.

We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Apr 19, 2017

We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Quentin, Eliot, Julia and Margo enact a risky plan to protect Fillory; Penny questions fate, and Kady makes a deal to help him.

Season 3

The Tale of the Seven Keys

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2018

The Tale of the Seven Keys

Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

Heroes and Morons

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2018

Heroes and Morons

Eliot travels to a faraway place in search of a special object; Alice runs from a monster; Quentin, Kady and Josh continue the desperate search for magic; Penny's condition worsens.

The Losses of Magic

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Jan 24, 2018

The Losses of Magic

Alice and Quentin visit her parents; Kady and Julia explore new methods to heal Penny.

Be the Penny

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2018

Be the Penny

As Eliot is hunted, Quentin and Julia discover a powerful secret tied to the history of Brakebills.

A Life in the Day

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2018

A Life in the Day

Julia helps Alice navigate a personal crisis as Quentin and Eliot go on an adventure.

Do You Like Teeth?

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2018

Do You Like Teeth?

Quentin faces his most formidable foe yet as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

Poached Eggs

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2018

Poached Eggs

Margo makes a bold stand against the Fairy Queen. Quentin and Penny try to retrieve a lost item.

Six Short Stories about Magic

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Feb 28, 2018

Six Short Stories about Magic

Julia and Fen investigate a dangerous group of Magicians as Eliot and Margo's reign is challenged.

All That Josh

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2018

All That Josh

Quentin, Kady and Alice try to convince an old friend to return home.

The Art of the Deal

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2018

The Art of the Deal

Quentin and Alice search the castle for an important object while Julia and Fen work with an enemy.

Twenty-Three

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2018

Twenty-Three

The group strategizes as Josh and Julia travel to a familiar place and are given a chance to help.

The Fillorian Candidate

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2018

The Fillorian Candidate

The political situation in Fillory comes to a head. Julia makes amends and Alice makes a confession.

Will You Play with Me?

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2018

Will You Play with Me?

The group finds what they're looking for and attempt once and for all to get magic back.

Season 4

A Flock of Lost Birds

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Jan 23, 2019

A Flock of Lost Birds

Brian takes a friend out for ice cream. Sam is one week away from retirement.

The Bad News Bear

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Feb 6, 2019

The Bad News Bear

Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

Mary, F..., Kill

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Feb 13, 2019

Mary, F..., Kill

Josh gives Margo a muffin; Julia drinks schnapps.

A Timeline and Place

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Feb 27, 2019

A Timeline and Place

Quentin and Julia play Pictionary; Margo drinks some weird milk.

The Side Effect

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Mar 6, 2019

The Side Effect

Kady goes to the flea market. What's Zelda been up to? This one's about Fen, you guys.

Home Improvement

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Mar 13, 2019

Home Improvement

Penny licks an egg; Alice is jealous of a flower.

The Serpent

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Mar 20, 2019

The Serpent

Quentin eats a quesadilla; Kady and Zelda share a smoke.

The 4-1-1

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Apr 3, 2019

The 4-1-1

The gang talks to a book; Tick threatens to drink some water.

The Secret Sea

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Apr 10, 2019

The Secret Sea

Quentin yells at a plant; Margo stares at a fish.

Season 5

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