The BEST Episodes of The Magicians (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2019

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.

No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

#1 - No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Season 4 - Episode 13

Quentin and Josh get cake; Quentin reflects on his actions.

star 8.35
784 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara, Sera Gamble
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 8.17
1,379 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Alex Raiman, Jay Gard, John McNamara
Will You Play with Me?

#3 - 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 8.11
1,285 votes
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
2,669 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara, Sera Gamble
The Fillorian Candidate

#5 - 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 8.08
1,244 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: David Reed, Noga Landau
All That Hard, Glossy Armor

#6 - All That Hard, Glossy Armor

Season 4 - Episode 10

Margo hits her step count.

star 8.06
743 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: John McNamara, Mike Moore
A Life in the Day

#7 - A Life in the Day

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 8.04
1,528 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Mike Moore
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 8.03
3,533 votes
Directors: Scott Smith
Writers: David Reed, John McNamara, Sera Gamble
The Secret Sea

#9 - The Secret Sea

Season 4 - Episode 12

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

star 8.03
754 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed, Elle Lipson
Escape from the Happy Place

#10 - Escape from the Happy Place

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 8.02
807 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Mike Moore
Divine Elimination

#11 - 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
3,353 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
Lost, Found, Fucked

#12 - Lost, Found, Fucked

Season 4 - Episode 2

Dean Fogg gets a new suit.

star 7.98
862 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
The 4-1-1

#13 - The 4-1-1

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 7.98
743 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Christina Strain, Henry Alonso Myers
The Bad News Bear

#14 - The Bad News Bear

Season 4 - Episode 3

Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

star 7.96
848 votes
Directors: Elie Smolkin
Writers: David Reed
Be the Penny

#15 - 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 7.96
1,562 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed
Twenty-Three

#16 - 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 7.96
1,281 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Mike Moore
The Art of the Deal

#17 - 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 7.92
1,310 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Christina Strain
The Rattening

#18 - 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 7.90
2,801 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Mike Moore
The Serpent

#19 - The Serpent

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 7.90
763 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Alex Ritter, Sera Gamble
Ramifications

#20 - 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 7.88
2,748 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Christina Strain, David Reed
Thirty-Nine Graves

#21 - 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 7.88
3,443 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Leah Fong
Home Improvement

#22 - Home Improvement

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 7.87
759 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Alex Raiman, Jay Gard
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
2,833 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Noga Landau
Six Short Stories About Magic

#24 - 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 7.85
1,387 votes
Writers: David Reed, Sera Gamble
A Timeline and Place

#25 - A Timeline and Place

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 7.85
746 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Christina Strain