The BEST Episodes of The Magicians (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Network: Syfy

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.

The Strangled Heart

#1 - The Strangled Heart

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2016

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.

star 8.41
135 votes
Directors: Jan Eliasberg
Writers: David Reed
Divine Elimination

#2 - Divine Elimination

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 8, 2017

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

star 8.40
135 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
The Writing Room

#3 - The Writing Room

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2016

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 8.30
188 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Sera Gamble
Remedial Battle Magic

#4 - Remedial Battle Magic

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 28, 2016

Quentin and the others learn battle magic as they prepare for a showdown in Fillory. But this challenge leads to building frustrations...pushing some apart and others together. Julia and Kady take on a mission with the Free Traders that may push them too far.

star 8.20
162 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Leah Fong
The Cock Barrens

#5 - The Cock Barrens

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

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 8.20
162 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Noga Landau
All That Josh

#6 - All That Josh

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

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

star 8.17
1,391 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Alex Raiman, Jay Gard, John McNamara
We Have Brought You Little Cakes

#7 - We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

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
2,673 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara, Sera Gamble
Homecoming

#8 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2016

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

star 8.10
188 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

#9 - Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 11, 2016

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 8.03
3,536 votes
Directors: Scott Smith
Writers: David Reed, John McNamara, Sera Gamble
The Bad News Bear

#10 - The Bad News Bear

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2019

Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

star 7.96
863 votes
Directors: Elie Smolkin
Writers: David Reed
The Art of the Deal

#11 - The Art of the Deal

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2018

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

star 7.92
1,321 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Christina Strain
Thirty-Nine Graves

#12 - Thirty-Nine Graves

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 4, 2016

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 7.88
3,448 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Leah Fong
A Flock of Lost Birds

#13 - A Flock of Lost Birds

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2019

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 7.86
968 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Sera Gamble
A Timeline and Place

#14 - A Timeline and Place

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2019

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

star 7.86
763 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Christina Strain
Heroes and Morons

#15 - Heroes and Morons

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

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 7.82
1,523 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
Do You Like Teeth?

#16 - Do You Like Teeth?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2018

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

star 7.81
1,474 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Noga Landau
Marry Fuck Kill

#17 - Marry Fuck Kill

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2019

Josh gives Margo a muffin; Julia drinks Schnapps.

star 7.80
815 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
Lesser Evils

#18 - Lesser Evils

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

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 7.80
2,926 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Elle Lipson, John McNamara
The Mayakovsky Circumstances

#19 - The Mayakovsky Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 29, 2016

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.

star 7.80
242 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: John McNamara, Mike Moore
The Girl Who Told Time

#20 - The Girl Who Told Time

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

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 7.80
162 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Noga Landau
Be the Penny

#21 - Be the Penny

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

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

star 7.80
135 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed
A Life in the Day

#22 - A Life in the Day

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 2018

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

star 7.80
135 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Mike Moore
The Flying Forest

#23 - The Flying Forest

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 15, 2017

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

star 7.76
3,266 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: David Reed
The Tales of the Seven Keys

#24 - The Tales of the Seven Keys

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 10, 2018

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.

star 7.72
1,676 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Sera Gamble
Cheat Day

#25 - Cheat Day

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

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.

star 7.71
3,139 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Mike Moore