The Magicians: Escape From The Happy Place   Show Only 
February 20, 2019 7:27 PM - Season 4, Episode 5 - Subscribe

I'm shipping Queliot so hard !!!

I do hope Alice finds redemption.
posted by Pendragon at 10:40 AM on February 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

That was certainly a hard left turn from the books but what the hell, that roadmap was tossed away long ago. I suspected we were in for a landmark episode because last week felt like pieces were being moved for something big. I just didn't know it would be this.

My wife has been slashing male characters since watching Trek reruns as a teen. I looked at her last night and said, "I think this show is the one that finally delivered for you." She had to agree.

Redemption for Alice? Yeah, I hope so. Damn, she burned bridges HARD, as Quentin pointed it. It's going to be a long journey for her but I'm gonna assume that the writers have a plan in mind.

God, that scene in the gym. That was a gut punch.
posted by Ber at 11:14 AM on February 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

I was crying and begging them not to actually kill Eliot for a good portion of the episode. I love this show so much.
posted by katieinshoes at 11:45 AM on February 21, 2019

I'm shipping Queliot so hard !!!

Same! I sure hope this show doesn't break my heart. I shouldn't hold my hopes out for happy endings and magic for everyone, given how many bad things have happened to the characters, but so much of the really gruesome stuff was in S1/S2, that I worry I'm getting a false sense of security in the safety of the core characters.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:57 PM on February 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

I really loved this episode; fingers crossed that Alice finds something else to do with herself that makes her happy, instead of constantly getting drawn back in, though.
posted by tautological at 12:57 PM on February 22, 2019

I guess that our all too brief respite from Alice’s ridiculous wardrobe has been brought to an end.

Has anyone transcribed Eliot’s regret board yet?
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:55 PM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]

Not entirely but I did see "Creed Concert" on there which, yes.

After this episode and the latest episode of "The Passage" I do wonder at the morality of always letting the Big Baddies kill lots and lots of people on the chance of saving the one person who is your friend. Is that really the right thing to do? Isn't it sort of a reverse trolley thing where you're pulling a lever to send the trolley away from one person and towards an unknown-but-higher-than-one number of people? Is that not an immoral choice?

But perhaps I've watched too much Good Place.
posted by Justinian at 1:26 AM on February 23, 2019 [3 favorites]

I was disappointed when the Margo/Quentin/Elliot threesome made the list of regrets but WOW did the show recover from that
posted by vibratory manner of working at 9:20 AM on February 23, 2019 [2 favorites]

I tried finding a screen capture of the list of regrets but failed. I assume it will show up sooner or later. SyFy is pretty tuned to its viewers.
posted by Ber at 12:53 PM on February 23, 2019

"same number of friends..."
is a line read I'm going to need daaays to get over
posted by numaner at 12:01 PM on February 28, 2019 [3 favorites]

well that was all nice and cute. I really hope they do figure themselves out and end up together. I also hope Alice finds some sort of redemption. Maybe it's just Olivia Dudley's eyes that make her constantly sympathetic, but I'm not ready to drop her dead yet.
posted by numaner at 1:11 PM on February 28, 2019

The regret board, from a reddit thread and a bit more work from me:

* Mom walked in (jerk off)
* unintentionally coming out to pastor
* Dog incident
* Drunken house climbing incident
* Caught stealing cash from Dad
* Babysitting mishap
* Created generation of lushes
* Brakebills South (all of it)
* Car accident (2010)
* Sleeping with people's boyfriends
* Javier
* Quentin
* Brett
* Spencer
* Aaron
* Arturo
* Nearly got everyone killed

* Diving board incident
* Slacking HS group project

* First swim lessons
* Dog incident #2
* Dad's heart attack
* Camping
* 7th Grade
* Accidentally smoking PCP
* Forgetting lines during Crucible Show
* First time drunk
* Creed concert
* Second sobriety attempt
* Jailing Margo
* Freshman football tryouts
* Waiting for appendectomy
* First strip tease (given)
* Failure to rise #1
* Failure to rise #2

* Haircut 2005
* Haircut 2007

* Making bath salts
* Taking balt salts (whyyyy?)
posted by Pronoiac at 7:41 PM on March 2, 2019 [5 favorites]

I loved his version of his friends, especially Margo.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:13 PM on March 2, 2019

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