A number of characters in “House Enchancment,” the title of this week’s funnier-than-ordinary episode of The Magicians, cope with some thought of house. First, there’s Fen, who does one thing she’s going to for her fatherland, even if that which implies current course of back-breaking yard work for the meant prophet in her needs. There’s additionally Alice, who must go to her mom to forge a neighborhood spell for Zelda, the Librarian who has her very personal home-related alternative to seek out her daughter within the replicate realm. After which there’s a totally pregnant Poppy (a bizarre individual carried out utilizing Felicia Day), who’s growing her personal home — first with the help of stealing dragon sperm to inseminate a dragon egg, after which with the help of embracing the human toddler creating inside her. House for the group is a fickle component, one thing so flittering it’s troublesome to maintain on to, but one thing so highly effective that it drives our characters to go fantastic lengths to maintain (or push away).
Fen’s thought of house is arguably essentially the most uncomplicated and, in the end, essentially the most challenged. Fen is a toddler of Fillory: her entire existence has been dedicated to shielding her house u.s.. This equal dedication causes her and Margo to get conned by means of a feminine pretending to be the prophet, though fortuitously, the very best worth to them for doing so is just a few hours of menial exertions. It’s this willpower that drives her to go on a quest (with Margo coming alongside as her wing-lady) to find the purveyor of her prophetic desires. Much less fortunately, nonetheless, when Fen, ultimately, confronts the true prophet in a dream (a dream whereby she’s delivered Margo and Josh, no a lot much less), the cat-like creature tells Fen that her future lies with usurping Excessive King Margo.
In the meantime, Alice has to face a house she’s run distant from — the wants her mother, Samantha, to stable a spell. However the 2 have under no circumstances gotten alongside, and their rift has grown right into a chasm as a result of her father died. Alice’s resentment causes their first makes an attempt to cast the spell to fail, and it’s finest. On the identical time, two Librarians present as a lot as arrest Samantha’s pal Carol (who sells unlawful sexy-time voodoo magic) that they admit that they love one another, even if they don’t like each distinction very a lot. Though the spell works, love is all that’s wished, allowing Alice to satisfy the highest of her dealing with Zelda. Zelda holds up her stop of the great purchase: to lose Alice’s new buddy Sheila from the Library’s clutches. Sheila has been drunk on the Library Kool-Assist and has turn into a junior Librarian. Alice is distraught however apparently on the fence roughly the Library on the quiet of the episode. Possibly Sheila is correct? Possibly the Library is usually a new house for her?
Essentially the most unearthly storyline revolving throughout the idea of home this week belongs to Poppy and her infatuation with dragons. Quentin and Julia negotiate with Harold, the usher in of the dragon of the East River (puns, as frequently, abound in The Magicians), roughly buying and selling for one of many stone organs Eliot-Monster is accumulating. As a price for the stone, Harold sends them on a enterprise to recuperate a vial of blue liquid that somebody stole for the dragon’s hoard. That somebody seems to be Poppy, who’s pregnant and tenting out within the Bodily Children Cottage at Brakebills. As we seen in earlier seasons, Poppy is a dragon fanatic: she’s even written dragon pornography! The gang reveals out that she’s inseminated a dragon egg (that blue elixir she stole grew to become dragon sperm), and the to-be-born dragon has ensorcelled all who contact it, which contains Poppy, Quentin, and, when he makes an attempt to thieve it, Penny 23. Given her former god fame, Julia is immune from the egg’s powers, they usually and Kady run again to the East River to commerce the dragon egg for the stone organ Eliot-Monster needs.
Whereas these storylines additional or much less resolve themselves this episode, all of them drive the bigger arcs of the season ahead, every when it comes to particular person enchancment and, in all probability, future plot factors. Julia, as an example, is suggested by means of Harold that she needs to alternate her cutting-edge god-with-no-electricity repute ASAP, and to perform that, she needs to find an individual referred to as the Binder. Kady additionally touches on your entire hedge witch versus Library brouhaha by way of ordering Pete to show within the hedge witch who blew up the Modesto department, one thing a great way to in all probability goal points within the future, one method or the opposite. Alice and Fen additionally face emotional turning factors on the prime of the episode: will Alice group up with the Library? Will Fen fulfill her future and betray Margo?
One clear component is that the simmering battle with the Library will transfer to the entrance burner over the following few episodes. Whether or not this arc clashes with the one associated to the Eliot-Monster stays unclear — Quentin has one other stone organ however no plan on the way in which to avoid wasting Eliot and rid the sector of unspeakable evil. Possibly the monster will peace out as soon as it gathers the stones and remembers who or what it’s? Possibly the Library will notice the error of their strategies and launch their carry on magic? Given the group’s tune doc, I doubt it.