The Best Episodes of The Magicians (2015)

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019

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 8.19
1,129 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 8.18
1,229 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
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 8.14
1,090 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Noga Landau, David Reed
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All That Hard, Glossy Armor

#4 - All That Hard, Glossy Armor

Season 4 - Episode 10

Margo hits her step count.

star 8.11
388 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: John McNamara, Mike Moore
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We Have Brought You Little Cakes

#5 - 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
2,460 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Sera Gamble, John McNamara
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A Life in the Day

#6 - A Life in the Day

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 8.07
1,310 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Mike Moore
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Lost, Found, Fucked

#7 - Lost, Found, Fucked

Season 4 - Episode 2

Dean Fogg gets a new suit.

star 8.02
678 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
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Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

#8 - 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
3,275 votes
Directors: Scott Smith
Writers: Sera Gamble, John McNamara, David Reed
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Escape from the Happy Place

#9 - Escape from the Happy Place

Season 4 - Episode 5

Alice and Quentin confront a dog; there are some flashbacks.

star 8.01
590 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Mike Moore
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Divine Elimination

#10 - 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 8.01
3,171 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
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Twenty-Three

#11 - 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 8.00
1,124 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Mike Moore
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The Bad News Bear

#12 - The Bad News Bear

Season 4 - Episode 3

Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

star 7.99
658 votes
Directors: Elie Smolkin
Writers: David Reed
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The Art of the Deal

#13 - 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 7.99
1,155 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Christina Strain
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Be the Penny

#14 - 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 7.98
1,355 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed
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The Rattening

#15 - 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
2,592 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Mike Moore
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Six Short Stories About Magic

#16 - 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 7.92
1,208 votes
Writers: Sera Gamble, David Reed
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A Flock of Lost Birds

#17 - A Flock of Lost Birds

Season 4 - Episode 1

Magic is back in the world, but the library controls it all. Our magicians' memories have been wiped, and they think they are all ordinary people. Eliot, though, is not quite himself, and then an old friend is back with a task for Margo.

star 7.91
759 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Sera Gamble
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Ramifications

#18 - 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 7.91
2,565 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: David Reed, Christina Strain
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Plan B

#19 - Plan B

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.89
2,817 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Christina Strain
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The Serpent

#20 - The Serpent

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 7.89
483 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Alex Ritter, Sera Gamble
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Home Improvement

#21 - Home Improvement

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 7.87
513 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Alex Raiman, Jay Gard
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Heroes and Morons

#22 - 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
1,337 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
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The Girl Who Told Time

#23 - 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 7.86
2,628 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Noga Landau, Henry Alonso Myers
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Word As Bond

#24 - 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 7.86
2,739 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Sera Gamble
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Thirty-Nine Graves

#25 - 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
3,178 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Leah Fong, Henry Alonso Myers
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