The Magicians: The Source of Magic   Show Only 
January 25, 2016 9:12 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Quentin faces expulsion for his involvement in an otherworldly attack on Brakebills; Julia delves deeper into underground magic and tries to prove herself to the Hedge Witches.
posted by oh yeah! (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Question: what's the name of the actress who played the lady locked in the freezer with Julia? I can remember neither her name nor what else I've seen her in.
posted by komara at 9:41 PM on January 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hahah thats Kacey Rohl from HANNIBAL!! Abigail Hobbs! I SQUEEEED in delight. Like a schoolgirl.
posted by Justinian at 2:08 AM on January 26, 2016 [5 favorites]

I thought this episode was quite good. I liked the pilot but it suffered a bit from the "greatest hits" feeling that is so often inevitable in adaptations (but that The Expanse has somehow avoided) and, while that was still somewhat present in this episode, the fact that they didn't need to introduce the world and characters again let them move a slightly more leisurely pace.

Oh, this is SHOW ONLY. I have deleted this paragraph where I go into more detail. Suffice it to say that my only real complaint is I wish they had more time to spend establishing Quentin's studies and struggles to learn magic and so on.
posted by Justinian at 2:13 AM on January 26, 2016

"thats Kacey Rohl from HANNIBAL"

You'll just have to imagine the sound of me smacking my own forehead. Of course it is, and yet somehow neither my girlfriend nor I could place her.
posted by komara at 8:17 AM on January 26, 2016

Is that a Merovingian knot Eliot's rocking?
posted by books for weapons at 2:57 PM on January 26, 2016

So far the actor playing Eliot is my favorite. (He reminds me of Michael Urie for some reason, maybe it's just the gay best friend vibe?)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:47 PM on January 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

You know it's a good week when you see Hiro Kanagawa in two different things and one of them is XFiles and the other is a TV show adaptation of a book you like. What a treat. I'm glad they're shooting in Vancouver for the rest of the series, I think it's a good feel for the show.

Anyone else catch that the guy in the Fillory documentary was Lev Grossman?

And yes, Justinian, that's my main complaint too. Oh, Q just knows how to do battle magic now after having seen someone else cast something useful? How convenient. This is NOT how magic is supposed to work in The Magicians and I hope they start backpedaling soon.
posted by town of cats at 9:42 PM on January 26, 2016 [3 favorites]

Kacey Rohl was also on this week's X-Files. Apparently, Hannibal got her on sci-fi producers' radar in a big way.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 9:29 PM on January 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

What else is she in? I had that feeling of knowing who she was and I've never seen Hannibal.
posted by corb at 3:32 PM on February 3, 2016

Shit, I don't know. Man, if only there were some sort of movie database here on the internet. [*]
posted by komara at 7:58 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Anyone else catch that the guy in the Fillory documentary was Lev Grossman?

"Dev Fleischman." Great name. Yes.
posted by A dead Quaker at 9:02 PM on February 5, 2016 [2 favorites]

Speaking of faces from other shows, Esmé Bianco (Eliza, the paramedic in the first episode and "the specialist" in the second episode) was Roz in Game of Thrones, not from Anne Dudek, Dr. Amber Volakis from House, as I kept thinking.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:48 AM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Damn, they're both in this! Dudek is Prof. Pearl Sunderland! I should have been paying closer attention to this episode.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:58 AM on March 2, 2016 [3 favorites]

Huge fan of Eliot as well, so glad he's not just a mean upperclassman. Was glad to see Anne Dudek, who is great. And they totally lifted the bit in the Matrix where the Oracle tells Neo - you are not the one. Cause like, he needed to hear that in order to fulfill his destiny and stuff. (I'm sure there are many other examples of this scenario too.)

I do not like level 50 mean girl hedge witch. But she is a baddie, seemingly. I know some people like this kind of character! I just hope she gets knocked down a peg here and there.
posted by Glinn at 12:10 PM on January 14, 2017 [2 favorites]

OH SHE'S ABIGAIL HOBBS! I knew she looked familiar from something creepy but forgot to look her up on IMDB. I was skeptical at her patheticness and was unsurprised that it was stealth observation.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:37 AM on March 27, 2017

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