The BEST Episodes of The Magicians (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 13, 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.

No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

#1 - No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

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

star 8.38
891 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara, Sera Gamble
Fillory and Further

#2 - Fillory and Further

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

Christmas comes early.

star 8.21
464 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Sera Gamble
All That Josh

#3 - 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 8.16
1,431 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Alex Raiman, Jay Gard, John McNamara
We Have Brought You Little Cakes

#4 - 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
2,727 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara, Sera Gamble
Will You Play with Me?

#5 - Will You Play with Me?

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 2018

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

star 8.09
1,344 votes
Oops!...I Did It Again

#6 - Oops!...I Did It Again

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2020

Margo and Eliot have a bad day.

star 8.07
528 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Hillary Benefiel
The Fillorian Candidate

#7 - The Fillorian Candidate

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2018

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

star 8.06
1,305 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: David Reed, Noga Landau
All That Hard, Glossy Armor

#8 - All That Hard, Glossy Armor

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 27, 2019

Margo hits her step count.

star 8.06
834 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: John McNamara, Mike Moore
The Secret Sea

#9 - The Secret Sea

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 10, 2019

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

star 8.05
842 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed, Elle Lipson
A Life in the Day

#10 - 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 8.03
1,582 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Mike Moore
Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

#11 - 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
3,590 votes
Directors: Scott Smith
Writers: David Reed, John McNamara, Sera Gamble
Divine Elimination

#12 - 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 8.01
3,423 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
The Wrath of the Time Bees

#13 - The Wrath of the Time Bees

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

Alice didn't buy enough tacos. Fen's got 3 bars.

star 8.01
612 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: David Reed
Escape from the Happy Place

#14 - Escape from the Happy Place

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2019

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

star 8.00
889 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Mike Moore
Lost, Found, Fucked

#15 - Lost, Found, Fucked

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2019

Dean Fogg gets a new suit.

star 7.97
945 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: John McNamara
The 4-1-1

#16 - The 4-1-1

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 3, 2019

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

star 7.97
829 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Christina Strain, Henry Alonso Myers
The Bad News Bear

#17 - The Bad News Bear

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2019

Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

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

#18 - 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 7.96
1,616 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: David Reed
Twenty-Three

#19 - Twenty-Three

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2018

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

star 7.94
1,338 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Mike Moore
Purgatory

#20 - Purgatory

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Margo learns to project. Josh goes to the spa.

star 7.93
479 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: Alex Ritter
Do Something Crazy

#21 - Do Something Crazy

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

Penny and Julia go stargazing. Eliot and Margo forget a sandwich.

star 7.92
660 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
The Art of the Deal

#22 - 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 7.91
1,365 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Christina Strain
The Serpent

#23 - The Serpent

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

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

star 7.91
848 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Alex Ritter, Sera Gamble
The Mountain of Ghosts

#24 - The Mountain of Ghosts

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2020

Eliot and Alice go for a hike. Fen gets a haircut.

star 7.89
590 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Sera Gamble
The Rattening

#25 - The Rattening

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

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 7.89
2,856 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Mike Moore