The Best Episodes of The Magicians (2015)

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

Quentin, a brilliant grad student is chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.

Will You Play with Me?

#1 - Will You Play with Me?

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

star 8.23
1,031 votes
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All That Josh

#2 - All That Josh

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 8.19
1,155 votes
Writers: John McNamara, Jay Gard, Alex Raiman
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The Fillorian Candidate

#3 - The Fillorian Candidate

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 8.16
1,016 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Noga Landau, David Reed
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We Have Brought You Little Cakes

#4 - We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 8.10
2,416 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Sera Gamble, John McNamara
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A Life in the Day

#5 - A Life in the Day

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 8.08
1,234 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Mike Moore
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Twenty-Three

#6 - Twenty-Three

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 8.02
1,046 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Mike Moore
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Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

#7 - Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.02
3,212 votes
Directors: Scott Smith
Writers: Sera Gamble, John McNamara, David Reed
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Divine Elimination

#8 - Divine Elimination

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.02
3,118 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
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Be the Penny

#9 - Be the Penny

Season 3 - Episode 4

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

star 8.01
1,275 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed
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The Art of the Deal

#10 - The Art of the Deal

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.00
1,082 votes
Writers: Christina Strain
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Six Short Stories About Magic

#11 - Six Short Stories About Magic

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 7.94
1,128 votes
Writers: Sera Gamble, David Reed
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The Rattening

#12 - The Rattening

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.93
2,540 votes
Writers: Mike Moore
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Ramifications

#13 - Ramifications

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 7.92
2,514 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: David Reed, Christina Strain
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Plan B

#14 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.89
2,769 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Christina Strain
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Heroes and Morons

#15 - Heroes and Morons

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.87
1,260 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
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The Girl Who Told Time

#16 - The Girl Who Told Time

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.87
2,577 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Noga Landau, Henry Alonso Myers
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Word As Bond

#17 - Word As Bond

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.87
2,693 votes
Writers: Sera Gamble
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Thirty-Nine Graves

#18 - Thirty-Nine Graves

Season 1 - Episode 12

The students wake up to foggy memories and regret after a night of drinking; Penny reminds everyone that their lives depend on getting to The Neitherlands.

star 7.85
3,113 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Leah Fong, Henry Alonso Myers
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Do You Like Teeth?

#19 - Do You Like Teeth?

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.85
1,181 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Noga Landau
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Poached Eggs

#20 - Poached Eggs

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 7.85
1,139 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Ellie Lispon
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Lesser Evils

#21 - Lesser Evils

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.84
2,687 votes
Writers: Elle Lipson, John McNamara
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The Writing Room

#22 - The Writing Room

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Alice and Quentin learn that Penny read the 6th Fillory novel, they make him tell the story. And it's a doozy. Quentin, Alice, Eliot, and Penny travel to England in search of a missing magic button. Julia searches for real meaning in her magic.

star 7.81
3,083 votes
Writers: Sera Gamble
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The Losses of Magic

#23 - The Losses of Magic

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 7.80
1,237 votes
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
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The Flying Forest

#24 - The Flying Forest

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.79
3,000 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: David Reed
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The Cock Barrens

#25 - The Cock Barrens

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.78
2,826 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Noga Landau
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