If it wasn’t for bad luck. . . . .
The past couple weeks I’ve complained about how little we saw of the fake lives our favorite group of magicians (sorry JK Rowling, but it’s true) had been living between seasons. While I still wish we had seen more of what happened during those months, it does now appear that even though we won’t be seeing any of the events from that time, there will still be repercussions from it.
Down in the Library, that time period in their lives has officially been dubbed “The Great Blank Spot”. . . since they were essentially non-existent, there was nothing to put in their books. The gang also has reactivated their phones and are now being pummeled with notifications and missed messages. One of which came to Quentin, from his mother, while he was holding the Bad Luck Bear. . . understandably, he’s reluctant to check it.
Alice’s story down in the Library is finally starting to pick up a little bit. Now that she’s escaped her cell with ‘Nick’, she’ll be able to more actively help protect her friends from the Library . . . and maybe team back up with Nick at some point? I can only hope that seeing him fly off on his sled wasn’t the last we’ll see of him. Nick finding out that the Library had books with everyone’s lives written down was classic. Who wouldn’t have been annoyed to find out they already done the research and knew who was naughty and who was nice?
Back in Fillory:
“Do you know what’s incredible? How you can be such a good friend and such a terrible friend at the exact same time”
The best moment of the episode for me was Josh with Margo in Fillory. With one line to Margo he completely summed up the complexity of the show. He says “Do you know what’s incredible? How you can be such a good friend and such a terrible friend at the exact same time.” With that swift cut, he h summed up the relationship everyone in out group has with each other. They’ve all done shitty things and they’ve all gone out of their way to each other. They’re all real people thrown into a world of extraordinary situations.
Everything else in the episode was great too, Julia and Quentin reuniting, the card game “push” Penny-43 and Kady in disguise at the bank. . . and Frankie and his good luck. Everything with Frankie was great, but I think my favorite moment was the bird bringing him a sandwich. . . I was just waiting for a Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference, which sadly never happened.
Bad Luck For Bacchus:
And then, Bacchus died at the hands of the monster. I genuinely felt bad for both him and Josh. Sure, Bacchus is kind of a dick, but him and Josh had formed an actual friendship and without knowing the full backstory of what happened to the monster and what the gods did to him and why, we don’t really know if he deserved what he got or not
Week after week The Magicians consistently delivers a good story with plenty of fun moments and real emotional connections. Sera Gamble, John McNamara, and the entire cast knock it out of the park every episode. The official synopsis for the next episode, ‘Marry, Fuck, Kill’, doesn’t tell us much, “Josh gives Margo a muffin. Julia drinks Schnapps” but, that’s enough for me.
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