I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved this episode entitled The Writers Room, it had everything a TV viewer could ever ask for, mystery, suspense, and drama! In this episode of The Magicians, we ventured to England with Alice, Quentin, Penny, and Eliot. The trip was definitely not all fun and games. Quentin learned some very hard truths about Christopher Plover, and I can imagine it crushed him, at first anyway. It is for this very reason that I never put any of my favorite authors or actors up on a pedestal. It is just something that should not be done at all.
It appears that Richard was able to get something into Brakebills, because Quentin was reading a letter that Julia wrote to him, which,if you ask me was a little passive aggressive. I know friends are supposed to look out for each other, but I don’t think I will ever understand what she thinks he could have done to get her into the magical university. Granted, they both said mean things to each other, but he never attempted to hurt her physically, or mentally. I guess I should give her props for apologizing, and I would if she had not pulled the classic line of “you f***ed up too”.
Julia is growing on me a bit though, especially now that she appears to be on the right track, magic wise. I wasn’t too sure about Richard and his motivations, but after tonight’s episode I think he can be considered a good guy. Julia, and Richard used their knowledge of magic to do something good, by helping poor Keira. It certainly was not ethical, by any means, but I get why she would not want to continue living in that manner.
Richard looked at it like it was redemption, and a penance for Julia, and who knows maybe she will feel that way as well. It seemed to me that the young lady in question was paying Richard for his service with magical spells, but time will tell in that regard. I think Julia did receive some form of closure, and redemption because she did help someone, and it could very well lead to her completely healing. I loved when she showed us her favorite memory, and that it involved Quentin and Fillory. I am looking forward to finding out what is in store for Julia next.
I recall in my preview for this episode wondering if Penny had the book, read it, and thenKady got her hot little hands on it. Of course that means she probably gave it to Marina. We knew Penny had the book, because the of the sneak peek we saw. I didn’t think he would have spilled his beer on Fillory and Further Book 6, and then throw it away. The guy knows magic, and he couldn’t clean up the book with a simple magical spell? I don’t know, Tergeo or Reparo, and yes I am well aware that those are spells from Harry Potter, but I know not the magic on this show, yet!
I love that Eliot and Margo made a portal to their favorite pub in England and that it is called “The Ball and Sack”! Well, I am not sure that this was the actual pub they created a portal to, but I could not help but notice the name of the pub. Can you imagine never having to worry about the cost of airfare or a flight being delayed? It is too bad portals only exist in a fictional world! I could travel back and forth to Comic Con at any time to check on my mother. I digress, anyway moving on!
As a Days Of Our Lives fan, I instantly recognized Charles Shaughnessy, who plays Christopher Plover, and I have never seen Charles in this kind of role. I thought he did an amazing job with his character, as per usual, but I have to say that it was super creepy. I cannot believe all the lengths his crazy sister went to in order to protect him. The things she did to those poor kids was absolutely horrible, and our magical gang of four was stuck in that time-slip. I would have turned my pedophile brother in so fast he would not even know what hit him.
I can see why Martin wanted to escape into Fillory forever, because Plover seemed to really take a shine to him most of all. It is a shame that someone a child looks up to can be the one to hurt them the most. As far as I am concerned, his sister was just as sick in the head as Plover was, and maybe she died a horrible death. You could tell that Quentin took the Plover revelation hard, and that did not surprise me at all. I would feel sick to my stomach if I found out someone I admired was capable of such hideous behavior. As I said above though, that is just one of the reasons why I don’t put anyone up on a pedestal. I actually was sick to my stomach just thinking about what he did to those kids.
I wasn’t surprised by Eilot’s reaction either, but I am dying to know what that is all about, or where it came from. He was a bit mean to Alice near the end of the episode when she wanted to help the children trapped in the house, but I got the sense that his anger was coming from a deep, dark place. Eliot holds things pretty close to the vest, so you never really know what is going on in the head of his.
Penny seems to have gotten a little cocky with his “I trained with Mayakovsky” and he won’t go anywhere unless he wants to go. Okay, well that is why you ended up in a tree. He does not have this traveler stuff down yet, and he wants to go touching a magical button that will most likely transport him to the one place he does not want to go, BEAST territory?!
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