The Magicians

SPOILER ALERT: If you are behind and haven’t seen Season Three of ‘The Magicians’, you may wish to turn back, as this article details specific events from the season finale and the upcoming fourth season.

Following the arduous Quest of the Seven Golden Keys, the Brakebills students saved magic and returned it to the world in Season Three of Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’, but nothing comes without a cost.  While Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) arranged to have their lives spared, they were all mind-wiped and given new identities.  But one among them, Eliot (Hale Appleman), was possessed by the monster guarding the Blackspire.  As the season finale drew to a close, viewers witnessed the now-possessed Eliot attacking Quentin (Jason Ralph), now known as Brian and… the end.

Don’t worry.  The show isn’t being completely rebooted.  As this trailer for Season Four shows, the brainwashed former magicians have managed to find their ways back to one another.  Unfortunately, that means that monster-Eliot has also managed to find them all in one place.  As he then announces, “I’m not here to play.”

This clip is very short, so not too much is given away.  But fans should be relieved that the core cast– including Jade Tailor as Kady, Summer Bishil as Margo, and Trevor Einhorn as Josh– is managing to reconnect with their true identities.  Check it out below:


Last season on THE MAGICIANS, our core group embarked on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore magic after it was turned off. In the shocking finale, just as our magicians finally restored magic by unlocking the fountain at the other end of the Wellspring, the Library, Irene McAllistair and Dean Fogg swooped in to reroute magic to them. In exchange, Dean Fogg negotiated the lives of his students, erasing their memories and giving each – except Alice who is now imprisoned by the Library – a new, magic-free identity. Even with their new identities, our core group is far from safe since inside Castle Blackspire, an ancient, powerful and unkillable Monster escaped confinement and jumped bodies to a new host, Eliot. The season ended with The Monster finding a mind-wiped Quentin, and Season 4 will pick up with The Monster seeking out the others, and something else…

‘The Magicians’ is based on the novel series by Lev Grossman.  Since the first season, it has been Syfy’s top rated original scripted program and has been nominated three consecutive years for the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Television Series.  (It’s been beaten out each year by ‘Outlander’.)

Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Arjun Gupta and Brittany Curran also star.

The fourth season of Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ kicks off on Wednesday, January 23 at 9 pm EST.

Source: Entertainment Weekly