The Magicians: Season 3 (2018)


Season 3
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Surprising and wildly entertaining, The Magicians' third season has more than enough tricks up its sleeve to keep viewers under its spell.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 508

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Air date: Jan 10, 2018

Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant, gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

Eliot embarks on a quest. Quentin, Kady, and Josh continue their search for magic.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

Alice and Quentin visit her parents as Kady and Julia explore new methods to heal Penny.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

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

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

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

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

Quentin faces a formidable foe, as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2018

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

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

Quentin and Alice search the castle for an important object, while Julia and Fen work with an enemy.

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Tv Season Info

In Season 3, our core group embarks on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore magic after it was turned off at the end of the second season.

Cast & Crew

Summer Bishil
Margo Hanson
Arjun Gupta
William "Penny" Adiyodi
Stella Maeve
Julia Wicker
Hale Appleman
Eliot Waugh
Jade Tailor
Kady Orloff-Diaz
Jason Ralph
Quentin Coldwater
Kacey Rohl
Marina Andrieski
Elie Smolkin
John McNamara
Scott Smith
Jason Courson
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Critic Reviews for The Magicians Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

When a person recognizes that living in these times is akin to existing in a state of mass violation - of democratic norms, rule of law, of the concept of decency itself - then The Magician takes on a much bigger meaning.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

How do you keep a show fresh as it heads into its third season? If you're The Magicians, you do it by pulling the rug out from under all of your characters.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Ultimately, this is pairing up to be a Dungeons-and-Dragons type season and, needless to say, we are here for it.

Apr 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The Magicians excels at pairing the absurd with an earnest sincerity in a way no other series does. Don't sleep on it.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's definitely one of the most self-aware and tongue-in-cheek, and every season, the cast and their characters grow stronger. If that's not magic, we don't know what is.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Everyone is in top form here, and every loose thread from last season was given the attention it deserved.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm intrigued to see how they will handle this in sesaon 4

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Amazingly, The Magicians this week was able to reframe a compelling side story, the rescue of the fairy slaves, as the main plot while still addressing the more important quest for the sixth key with an enticingly incomplete narrative.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's "quest of the week" storytelling style means it can essentially do whatever it wants, throw as many tones as possible into the blender and have whatever emerges come out deliciously.

Feb 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The Magicians has quietly become one of the most consistently entertaining shows on TV.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It understands the complexities of genre and that a story that's engaging and interesting and constantly keeping its viewers on their toes needs to be more than just one thing and, it needs a deep well of understanding of characters.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's fun to see the entire premise of this series -- people unbelieving in magic suddenly stumbling into it -- turned on its head.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magicians: Season 3

  • Apr 24, 2020
    Best season of the series for sure
  • Feb 16, 2020
    so good,so great, so cool, everything is great
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Absolutely amazing, the creativity this show exhibits surpasses any other fantasy series whether it's a book, tv or movies. I started out skeptical but now I'm looking into getting my second tattoo featuring imagery from the show. So yeah, you could say I'm a fan
  • Jan 31, 2020
    Love quest and this was a good season.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Great drama and Magic, magic and beyond
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Perfect season. Love the whole bring together of entire team to a common cause while exploring each individual character
  • Oct 12, 2019
    This is my favourite season of the 4 so far, "A Life in a Day" is just a beautiful episode watching Q and Eliot enjoy the lives together, emotion is fantastic.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    So in love with this show!
  • Apr 21, 2019
    10/10 Best show I have ever watched that I enjoy so very much. The story line and effects are so amazing.
  • Apr 17, 2019
    Worst and best season yet. Great storytelling but a terrible ending. All of that for nothing.

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