Episode 298 The Magicians S01E04 The World in the Walls

Julia and Marina carry out a cooperative spell that the former thinks will only mess with Quentin after a perceived betrayal, but the hedge witch leader has another purpose in mind. In the end, Marina recovers her memories from her time at Brakebills, and Julia is once again left out in the cold.

Episode Grade: Dave C+  Wayne C

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Episode 297 The Magicians S01E03 Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting

While Penny discovers his powers extend far beyond his psychic abilities, and Alice learns she can bend light, poor Quentin remains undetermined. Julia confronts Quentin about his failure to convince the teachers at Brakebills to give her another shot, but her real challenge involves learning to separate her personal life from her studies with Marina and Pete.

Episode Grade: Dave B+ Wayne B

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Bonus Episode 03 Game of Thrones S08E01 Winterfell

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season, and the Iron Throne has never had its true successor closer to claiming the prize of the Seven Kingdoms. Jon and Dany arrive in Winterfell, but it's Samwell who holds the single most important piece of information. Can Sansa get over her dislike and distrust of Dany? Who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne?

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Episode 296 The Magicians S01E02 The Source of Magic

In the aftermath of The Beast's attack at Brakebills, Quentin and Alice struggle with the impact their roles in the event cause. Julia passes her first test with Pete and his small cadre of magicians, but it's the mystery surrounding Kady and Pete that raises new questions. 

Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne B

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Episode 295 The Magicians S01E01 Unauthorized Magic

On the eve of his Yale graduate school interview, Quentin discovers that his obsession with magic and the Fillory novels may provide a new, exciting life direction. As he enters Brakebills University, Julia chooses another magical path after Brakebills rejects her as a candidate. 

Episode Grade: B+

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