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The Best Episodes of 'The Magicians'

Updated April 1, 2020 837 votes 79 voters 1.5k views57 items

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There are so many good episodes of The Magicians, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Hotel Spa Potions" the best, or is "A Life in the Day" your favorite episode of The Magicians? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Magicians are, let's rank every The Magicians episode from best to worst.

The Magicians is a fantasy series based on Lev Grossman’s novel of the same name. Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) is one of several students recruited to the secretive academy of Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as magicians, where discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined and poses a danger to humanity. The Magicians premiered on SyFy on December 16, 2015, and has been nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Fantasy Television series each year from 2016 to 2019.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Magicians, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Magicians episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1
    February 7, 2018
    67
    4

    Season 3, Episode 5

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

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  • 2
    March 7, 2018
    30
    5

    Season 3, Episode 9

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

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  • 3

    Season 4, Episode 10

    Margo hits her step count.

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  • 4
    January 31, 2018
    23
    3

    Season 3, Episode 4

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

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  • 5
    22
    3

    Season 3, Episode 8

    Julia and Fen investigate a dangerous group of Magicians as Eliot and Margo’s reign is challenged.

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  • 6
    21
    4

    Season 3, Episode 12

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

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  • 7
    21
    9

    Season 4, Episode 5

    There are some flashbacks while Alice and Quentin confront a dog.

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  • 8
    February 8, 2016
    16
    5

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Quentin panics when he wakes up in a mental hospital. Meanwhile, upset over her fight with Quentin, Julia commits herself to learning more powerful spells.

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  • 9
    March 22, 2017
    13
    4

    Season 2, Episode 9

    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.

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  • 10
    13
    4

    Season 3, Episode 1

    Quentin and Julia attempt to bring magic back. Julia explores her small, but significant gift. Eliot and Margo chafe under the fairy occupation. Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

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  • 11
    January 23, 2019
    15
    7

    Season 4, Episode 1

    Brian takes a friend out for ice cream; Sam is one week away from retirement.

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  • 12
    January 15, 2020
    11
    1

    Season 5, Episode 1

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

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  • 13
    March 6, 2019
    13
    5

    Season 4, Episode 7

    Kady goes to the flea market. What's Zelda been up to? This one's about Fen, you guys.

     

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  • 14
    February 15, 2017
    11
    3

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

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  • 15
    March 14, 2016
    15
    8

    Season 1, Episode 9

    Quentin, Alice, Eliot, and Penny travel to England in search of a missing magic button. Julia searches for real meaning in her magic.

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  • 16
    February 21, 2018
    15
    8

    Season 3, Episode 7

    Margo makes a bold stand against the Fairy Queen. Quentin and Penny try to retrieve a lost item.

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  • 17
    March 21, 2018
    9
    3

    Season 3, Episode 11

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

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  • 18
    February 6, 2019
    11
    5

    Season 4, Episode 3

    Kady gets a puppy; Quentin meets a snake.

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  • 19
    January 29, 2020
    7
    0

    Season 5, Episode 3

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

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  • 20
    April 4, 2016
    7
    0

    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.

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  • 21

    Season 2, Episode 12

    Quentin, Eliot, Julia and Margo enact a risky plan to protect Fillory; Penny questions fate, and Kady makes a deal to help him.

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  • 22
    March 28, 2016
    9
    4

    Quentin and the others learn battle magic and prepare for a showdown in Fillory. Julia and Kady take on a mission with the Free Traders.

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  • 23
    March 15, 2017
    9
    4

    Season 2, Episode  8

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

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  • 24

    Season 4, Episode 13

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

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  • 25
    March 11, 2020
    7
    3

    Season 5, Episode 10

    Margo learns to project. Josh goes to the spa.

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