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Based on the novels of the same name by Lev Grossman, The Magicians tells the story of a group of twenty-something friends as they embark on an education in magic at the secret and prestigious Brakebills University in New York City. The students have discovered that the magic they read about as children is not only real, but also poses a great danger to all of mankind. The show particularly focuses on Quentin Goldwater, who has been accepted to the University, where he studies and hones his magic skills with the help of his classmates: Alice Quinn, whose parents were magicians; Eliot Waugh, an aggravating and difficult peer; and Penny, Quentin's offbeat roommate. The show also follows the story of Quentin's childhood friend, Julia Wicker, who applied to and was rejected from Brakebills University. However, her desire to learn magic is unabated and she continues her pursuit to learn magic in other, more dangerous places.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Syfy
2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
January 25, 2016
Action & Adventure
7.5/10
Cast: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Arjun Gupta, Hale Appleman
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  • Quentin, Eliot, Julia and Margo set into motion a dangerous plan in an effort to protect Fillory; Penny questions fate, and Kady makes a deal to help him.

  • Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to ultimately face Reynard; Quentin and Eliot make a shocking discovery.

  • Quentin and Julia embark on a difficult journey; Eliot encounters mounting catastrophes in Fillory; Margo attempts to fix the bad deal she made; Penny finds a new ally.

  • Quentin assists Julia with her search; Eliot struggles to gain favor with his people as Margo harbors a devastating secret; Penny and Kady become caught between two magical factions.

  • Quentin approaches a possible dead end to his problem; Eliot risks his life for his kingdom, and Margo makes a costly deal to protect him; Julia, Kady and Penny find a possible ally.

  • Margo feels the pressure of ruling; Julia's friends are suspicious of her behavior; Quentin faces the consequences of the deal he made; Penny finds a way to help Kady.

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

  • 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.

  • Quentin and Penny are on a mission; Margo tries to help Eliot; Julia seeks help from an old friend.

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

  • Quentin, Alice, Penny and Margo seek a new weapon; Eliot struggles with being king; Julia and The Beast find an unexpected ally.

  • Following their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends struggle to come up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

  • Quentin and Julia arrive in Fillory and attempt to catch up with the crew, who are over seven decades ahead of them, in the search for The Beast.

  • The students wake up to blurred memories and feelings of regret after a night of booze. However, there's no time for discussing what did or didn't happen now that their futures depend on getting to the Netherlands as soon as they can.

  • Quentin and the others are taught battle magic and get ready for a showdown in Fillory; Julia and Kady take on an assignment with the Free Traders.

  • Penny visits the world of The Neitherlands, and Quentin and Alice unite to save him; Julia joins an eclectic team of magicians.

  • When Alice and Quentin discover that Penny read the 6th Fillory book, they make him share the tale. And it's a doozy.

  • Brakebills erupts in chaos after Penny is brutally attacked by somebody who was thought to be a friend; meanwhile, Quentin attempts to discover a connection to the Beast; and Julia thinks about letting go of magic forever after entering a rehab center.

  • A rigid professor test limits both in magic and in the personal lives of his beginning students. Also, Julia has to choose if she is ready to accept assistance and what that means for her future as a Magician.

  • The freshmen students participate in "The Trials," a set of nontraditional and emotional tests. Students who fail the tests are expelled from Brakebills.

  • When the students should be concentrating on getting ready for the Welter's Tournament, they are troubled with personal problems.

  • Quentin awakes in a mental facility and has to delay his panic to get assistance from the one person he trusts the least. Also, Julia feels pained following her fallout with Quentin and determines to learn stronger spells with the Hedge Witches.

  • Quentin and Julia have an unpredictable and unsettling reunion; Penny is distraught by his psychic abilities; and Alice is ready to go to extremes if necessary in order to discover what happened to her brother.

  • The Brakebills students have a hard time facing the aftermath of a calamity that came upon the university. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Julia takes a first try at the secretive world of Hedge Witches.

  • In the series premiere, a group of twenty somethings in New York study magic and find out the magical fantasy world they read about as children is actually real and poses a threat to mankind.

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