The Magicians: Cheat Day   Books Included 
February 23, 2017 8:39 PM - Season 2, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Quentin bonds with a coworker. Eliot faces a threat to his power. Julia has trouble getting medical care.
posted by purpleclover (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Were there pregnancies in the books? Having memory issues... or just hexed.
posted by sammyo at 7:39 AM on February 24

I was wondering that, too. Luckily, you can search all three books on Google books (The Magicians; The Magician King; and The Magician's Land). In searching for "pregnant" and "pregnancy," but I didn't find any mentions of actual pregnancies until the 3rd book, where Poppy is pregnant. In re-review, it seems that Josh and Poppy are vaguely mirrored in Eliot and [whatshername, the knife-maker's grand daughter].
posted by filthy light thief at 8:07 AM on February 24 [1 favorite]

I definitely do not remember Eliot fathering any children. And I don't remember a spell that makes you resemble a naughty Russian professor either. The whole thing worked well though.
posted by Ber at 2:00 PM on February 24

I really like how hard the show is hitting the "wherever you go, there you are" theme of magic neither solving nor causing all of Quentin's problems. He was kinda fucked up before magic, he was kinda fucked up with magic, and he is kinda fucked up pseudo-post-magic.
posted by Justinian at 2:21 AM on February 25 [3 favorites]

And he's not the only one like this.

(Also, fun to see his "fixing small things" skill pop up in the form of reflexively removing the wine spill.)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:33 AM on February 25 [1 favorite]

So, Niffin!Alice was deliberately trying to lure Quentin in front of that bus, right? I don't believe she did that in the books, but it certainly seems the sort of thing she'd enjoy.
posted by Mr. Excellent at 11:30 AM on February 25 [3 favorites]

And, to be fair, plenty of non-niffins would probably *also* enjoy tossing Quentin in front of a bus.
posted by Mr. Excellent at 11:30 AM on February 25 [8 favorites]

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