The Magicians (2015– )
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A Life in the Day 

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


John Scott


Sera Gamble (created for television by), John McNamara (created for television by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Ralph ... Quentin Coldwater
Stella Maeve ... Julia Wicker
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Alice Quinn
Hale Appleman ... Eliot Waugh
Arjun Gupta ... William 'Penny' Adiyodi
Summer Bishil ... Margo Hanson
Jade Tailor ... Kady Orloff-Diaz
Rizwan Manji ... Tick Pickwick
Candis Cayne ... Fairy Queen
Dina Meyer ... Stone Queen
Esmé Bianco ... Eliza
Garcelle Beauvais ... Our Lady Underground
Arlen Escarpeta ... Prince Ess
Rose Liston ... Jane Chatwin
Nicholas Coombe ... Prince Fomar


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

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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7 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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When Margot(Summer Bishil) is talking with Eliza(Esmè Blanco) she mentions that there is "some kind of timey-wimey magic going on here". This is a reference to phrase the tenth Doctor(David Tennant), on the BBC show Doctor Who, used to describe time in the 10th episode of the 3rd series "Blink", "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually - from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint- its more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff". See more »


Quentin Coldwater: You sent Fen and Fray into the City? They're gonna get eaten alive.
Eliot Waugh: She is a knife maker's daughter. She can handle herself. Besides, I sent them with Todd, so it's not like I'm completely irresponsible.
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A Lifetime of Love in 1 Episode
28 May 2018 | by KolorgasmSee all my reviews

I can't describe how much I love this episode. I'm glad to see that it's the season's highest rated episode. The Magicians should write more episodes like this. Ever since that threesome with Margo, Eliot and Q on Season 1, I just had a feeling that is not going to be the last, and I can't believe, for once in my life, I was right! It's been fun to watch these crazy misfits go on their separate adventures, which the usual pairs and partners in crime but and seeing Eliot and Q pair up for an adventure of their own warmed my heart in so many ways. I love how this episode explores love in all forms which is not that common in fantasy shows. Seeing Eliot and Q live out their lives with a family of their own in a separate timeline deserves a lot of praise and recognition; it was also unbelievably insane! (Who lives out their whole life arranging mosaic? That has to drive you nuts!). Hopefully, this is not the last we see of Eliot and Q together.

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