The Magicians (2015– )
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A Flock of Lost Birds 

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Magic is back in the world, but the library controls it all. Our magicians' memories have been wiped, and they think they are all ordinary people. Eliot, though, is not quite himself, and then an old friend is back with a task for Margo.


Chris Fisher


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
Rick Worthy ... Henry Fogg
Jade Tailor ... Kady Orloff-Diaz
Trevor Einhorn ... Josh Hoberman
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Professor Lipson
Mageina Tovah ... The Librarian
Dominic Burgess ... Ember
Tom Wright ... Santa Claus
Adam DiMarco ... Todd
Kacey Rohl ... Marina


Magic is back in the world, but the library, with head librarian Zelda in charge, controls it all. And she is not inclined to share more than absolutely necessary. Our favorite magicians memories have been wiped, and they think they are all sort of ordinary people. Eliot though is not quite himself, since being possessed by a new big bad and Quintin must cater to his all needs. And then an old friend is back with a task for Margo. Written by Helle Benzon

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Drama | Fantasy




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23 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Beginning with this episode, the building in the credits sequence is freshly painted instead of covered with graffiti and a large hand as it was in the previous three seasons. See more »


Librarian Shayna: Saw it with my own eyes. Periplaneta Americana. Huge.
Librarian Bruce: Wow. A cockroach can't be good for the books.
Librarian Shayna: Exactly. I'm thinking of posting a sign to remind everyone that their mother doesn't work here, and they should clean up their own crumbs.
Librarian Bruce: That's funny. Very clever.
Librarian Shayna: Thank you. Should I use Helvetica or Times New Roman? Would Comic Sans communicate good cheer or undercut the seriousness of the message?
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This Episode left Jade Tailor's Stand-In allow over...
9 February 2019 | by Justin-354-218379See all my reviews

This Episode left in Jade Tailor's Stand-In in multiple scenes. Was Jade unavailable for taping or were interns in charge of the final edit? Pretty poor production effort for a season premiere.

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