The Magicians: Season 2 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: A clearer sense of purpose and extra helpings of cynicism and danger lead The Magicians to a higher level of engagement.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 25, 2017
2
Air date: Feb 1, 2017
3
Air date: Feb 8, 2017
4
Air date: Feb 15, 2017
5
Air date: Feb 22, 2017
6
Air date: Mar 1, 2017
7
Air date: Mar 8, 2017
8
Air date: Mar 15, 2017
9
Air date: Mar 22, 2017
10
Air date: Mar 29, 2017
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Season 2 of the fantasy series picks up right after the previous season's final episode. When it's revealed that nobody was killed and everybody is just fine, Julia (Stella Maeve) strikes a deal with the Beast (Charles Mesure) in order to take down Reynard (Mackenzie Astin). As Quentin (Jason Ralph), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Penny (Arjun Gupta) and Margo (Summer Bishil) embark upon a quest to find a new weapon to kill the Beast and go back to their world, Eliot (Hale Appleman) struggles with being a king and Julia is forced to continue her descent into the dark side. Things take a turn for the worst when one of the young magicians is put in mortal peril and another loses her shade. And when they finally make it back to their world they realize the war is not over.

Cast

Jason Ralph (III)
as Quentin Coldwater
Stella Maeve
as Julia Wicker
Olivia Taylor Dudley
as Alice Quinn
Hale Appleman
as Eliot Waugh
Arjun Gupta
as William "Penny" Adiyodi
Summer Bishil
as Margo Hanson
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Critic Reviews for The Magicians Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

I'm having a lot of fun watching The Magicians.

Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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When combined in the right quantities, innovative technology such as heat mapping and old school analog tricks like strobe lights and hidden magnets can still be enchanting enough to charm even the most cynical of us.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

I love the snarky dialogue, especially Eliot and Margo's witty one liners.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The Magicians will sneak up on you. At first it might seem like a cheesy CW show about angst and magic at an exclusive East Coast college. But suddenly, it gets seriously twisted and frightening.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The Magicians hasn't been perfect this season, and last week's episode left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, but this season finale was a solid hit.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Obviously we knew the show wouldn't let the main characters stay dead/incapacitated for long. That's not how TV works. Still, how much fun was it to watch Alice's body heal itself before she went to work on saving her friends?

Jan 30, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I enjoyed The Magicians season 2 a lot more than I did the first season. The sophomore year was way more evenly plotted than the first, even if it was sometimes hard to tell where the season was going.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Magicians seems like the likeliest successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, especially its painful, unfairly maligned late seasons.

Jan 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The well is tainted; the magic, gone for me.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There are constant reminders throughout the season two premiere and subsequent episodes about how while this show might look whimsical, the consequences are anything but.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magicians: Season 2

I see nothing inventive or ambitious about this aged drama with platitude galore, the books were barely tolerable and now they made all the characters even worse from season 1, I can't stand this.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

The magic and adventure continues in Season 2 of SyFy's The Magicians. In the wake of their battle with the Beast, Quentin, Alice, Margo, and Eliot are crowned as kings and queens of Fillory and search for spells to defeat him once and for all; meanwhile Julia returns to the real world and uses the Beast to track down Reynard and kill him. The seasonal arc is pretty strong, with each episode building and continuing the story. And, the writers develop some interesting arcs for each of the main characters. Still, at times it feels as if the episodes are being patted with superfluous subplots. Also, the tone can be a little overly sexual and crude. The mythology too has some problems; going off in odd directions that undercut the momentum of the story. Yet while it has its issues, The Magicians delivers a pretty solid second season.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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