The Magicians Season 5 Episode 7 Evaluate: Appearing Dean

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Regardless that all of us noticed it coming, a little bit piece of me hoped I used to be improper.

I wished Seb to be a good man, largely for Eliot’s sake, however after The Magicians Season 5 Episode 7 that appears unimaginable.

How can a ruler who’s creating pillaging monsters that assault and kill his topics be something however a despot, as Margo would put it?

All of the writing on the wall has been there from the start, however I did hope there was some type of clarification or ulterior motive like there was for the genocide of the fairies.

It simply appears merciless to place Eliot by way of the wringer but once more, particularly so quickly after he is misplaced Quentin.

Charlton: Bick didn’t make Seb darkish. He’s darkish.
Eliot: I like him, OK. Possibly I like him as a result of I hope he’s not fucked up; possibly I like him as a result of I hope he’s, as a result of I’m too. Possibly all I deserve is fucked up.
Charlton: No, once you suppose that approach, it’s all you’ll ever get.
Eliot: Why do you care a lot?
Charlton: What? I don’t, however what occurs to you, occurs to me, and I don’t need him taking place to me. I do know I deserve higher.
Eliot: Wild guess: Your mom and your father each cherished you unconditionally.
Charlton: How do you know?
Eliot: How might I not?

After all of the ache and struggling Eliot went by way of on The Magicians Season 5 Episode 5 and The Magicians Season 5 Episode 6, this man deserves to have one thing go proper for as soon as in his life.

Or on the very least, his latest crush does not find yourself being a maniacal king prepared to sacrifice his topics to maintain his throne.

Having Eliot discover out the reality does no less than have a silver lining: When his mates finally dethrone Seb, Eliot and his mates will not discover himself on reverse sides.

He could have conflicting emotions about overthrowing Seb, particularly if such actions end in Seb’s demise, however Eliot can not deny what’s been in entrance of him your complete time.

Eliot: I’m so sorry. That may’t have been straightforward. I understand how a lot you trusted him.
Seb: No, thanks, for bringing a little bit honesty to this fortress.

He has tried to search out various theories, however the truth is the Darkish King is, effectively, a darkish king.

The query now turns into when the group makes its transfer.

At this level, the largest downside appears to be discovering a method to dethrone Seb that does not finish of their deaths.

With Julia and Josh heading to Fillory, Eliot, Margo, and Fen may have some backup, however I am undecided if 4 magicians and Fen have sufficient sources to drag off such a feat.

Margo: The place the hell might Fen have gone?
Eliot: I do know proper. I gave her one, two, effectively a number of jobs, however the headline was, ‘Keep put and discover the creep with the exhausting on for searching fairies.’ OK, was he afraid of you?
Margo: Yep. All of them suppose it’s my time of the month.
Eliot: Lady or wolf?
Margo: Who cares? Both approach, I obtained them scared they’ll find yourself bleeding too, so I’m off the hook for just a few weeks. Perk of marching with a bunch of scrots who haven’t any clue how girl components work.

There have been makes an attempt to kill Seb earlier than, however 300 years later, he’s nonetheless alive. The identical can in all probability not be mentioned for the would-be assassins.

The factor this quintet does have going for it’s a maid on the surface man on the within.

Eliot and Seb have this electrical, unstated connection, and after Eliot uncovered Bick Pickwick this episode, he appears to have earned the Darkish King’s belief.

That belief ought to come in useful when planning a coup.

Margo: Yeah, no shit Fillory’s in hassle. Goes by the title of the Darkish King.
Eliot: Or whoever’s ordering darkish shit on his behalf. We’re nonetheless investigating.
Margo: Which we have been kinda in the course of till you dragged us right here ‘cuz you have been certain bacon mcswine flu was speaking in regards to the harmonic convergence.
Julia: Oops. We by accident stopped billions of individuals from dying. I’m sorry.

Nonetheless, simply because Eliot is aware of the reality, it doesn’t suggest it will not harm to kill a person he has grown to care about. 

I think killing, or no less than planning to kill Seb, will hang-out Eliot on a stage akin to considering the Monster remains to be inside him.

It’ll be painful and complicated, however at this level, it must be achieved. 

The identical will also be mentioned for Julia and Penny’s breakup. Whereas heartbreaking for the characters — #RIPWickodi — their break up should not come as a shock to frequent viewers.

Penny has hinted all through the primary half of the season he desires a traditional life,  as regular of a life as a magician can have, with Julia.

Penny: Look, you already know what I’m after: a life with you, right here or wherever actually.
Julia: Why not Fillory?
Penny: As a result of not each apocalypse is our downside. We simply survived the final one by a hair, and what’s all of it for if we are able to’t relax on a seaside someplace and revel in it?
Julia: Let me inform you one thing: The world doesn’t await timing to be proper.
Penny: I need to understand how lengthy I’ve obtained to attend. You reside to 35, and you then get to be achieved? Or is that this eternally? I get you want magic to imply one thing.
Julia: Oh, I see what that is; you suppose it’s some irrational response to my greatest buddy dying and finally I’ll simply recover from it.
Penny: Julia, I’m not judging you. You’re allowed to grieve nonetheless you need.
Julia: Thanks on your permission.
Penny: However the shit you do impacts me too.
Julia: I believe I can’t do what I must do if I’m anxious about the way it’s going to have an effect on you.
Penny: Fear about me? I’m anxious about you.
Julia: Yeah, that’s the issue.
Penny: So what are you saying?
Julia: I believe we have to be achieved.

He simply desires a easy, low-key existence the place their lives aren’t frequently in peril.

Penny is entitled to that, however that is not one thing Julia desires.

She is not prepared to let somebody extra certified than Todd step up and save Fillory. It must be her.

Whether or not or not it’s grief or guilt or proving Sir Effingham improper, Julia is incapable of letting issues go.

Scholar: I’ve an issue, a really massive downside. Somebody stole my pencil case.
Penny: Full of medicine?
Scholar: Pencils, particular pencils.
Penny: And also you thought, ‘Hey, it is a downside I ought to carry to the dean.’
Scholar: I believe that there’s a conspiracy afoot, a league of mischief makers with a style for high-end graphite.

She’s all the time been like this, however shedding Quentin broke her on a basic stage.

The one cause she has magic again is that her greatest buddy died, and now she’s much more decided to make use of her presents for the better good, even when meaning shedding Penny.

Nonetheless, I am not even certain how deeply her breakup with Penny affected her.

Penny appeared upset over their break up however resigned to the very fact he could not undergo shedding her once more.

A traveler professor who can not journey is now the performing dean. College students are blowing themselves up, and I presume you’re the aforementioned assholes who moved the moon.

Fogg 17

Julia, although, did not appear too torn up.

Her entire demeanor all through their conversations was extra akin to ending a purely platonic partnership than breaking apart along with her boyfriend.

It is as if Julia by no means actually let Penny in, by no means permitting herself to be fully susceptible and open to a relationship with him, for worry of the ache she would really feel if she misplaced him.

In spite of everything, individuals cannot harm you for those who by no means give them the possibility.

Todd: One thing, one thing Fillory, a most superb land, however fucked by disaster, and approach earlier than we deliberate. La la blah blah Fillory, a land and not using a god. Wants a model new hero, a strapping land named …
Julia: Todd, please cease. OK, I simply need to get this straight: So pig man gave you the hunt within the type of a track?
Todd: Yeah. I may need modified a few of traces, however that’s the gist. There’s additionally like three extra verses, and the important thing change is hard.
Julia: Or you possibly can simply write it down.
Todd: Oh, I did. The components I might keep in mind anyway on a few napkins, after which on the again of my hand. However don’t fear, I transferred that to a different serviette. However quick model: Fillory is in actual hassle. He mentioned demise is coming for everybody, after which he rhymed that with smeveryone. Anyway, might you please assist me?
Julia: I’m not going that can assist you; I’m going to take over fully for you.
Todd: Oh thank god as a result of I’m dangerously underqualified for this.
Julia: I do know.

Once more, it comes again to shedding Quentin; it all the time comes again to Q.

After a loss like that, one which basically ripped her aside on the within, it is sensible Julia would by no means need to undergo that ache once more.

So that’s what she’s tried to do: Preserve Penny at arm’s size to guard herself. Nonetheless, she’s not a robotic.

She has emotions like the remainder of us, and her deep affection for Penny confirmed on The Magicians Season 5 Episode 4 when she selected his life over saving the world.

Possibly, these emotions scared her a lot she determined to take a step again. Or possibly one foot was all the time out the door with Penny. Or possibly it was be one thing else fully.

Penny: Nonetheless going to Fillory?
Julia: Any individual’s gotta cease the apocalypse.
Penny: And it’s obtained to be you.
Julia: Penny …
Penny: Simply … in my timeline, I allow you to go on a quest to Fillory with out me, and also you by no means got here again.
Julia: I’m not that Julia.
Penny: I do know. I didn’t simply come right here and swap Julias. You’re completely completely different, Christ, you don’t have any concept. The one factor you for certain have in widespread is I couldn’t cease her when she set her thoughts to one thing both.
Julia: I’ve to do that Penny.
Penny: I do know. I simply can’t undergo that once more.
Julia: Then, so right here we’re.
Penny: Right here we’re. Be protected, Julia.

No matter Julia’s motivations, she has made her determination, and I am undecided if there is a approach again for the couple.

Issues appeared fairly ultimate by the top of the episode, however I may very well be improper. I’ve been earlier than and can in all probability be once more.

A current instance contains me not realizing Fogg 17, or “Psycho Fogg” as Todd likes to name him, was not our Fogg.

There have been some purple flags when Fogg 17 confirmed up, however I dismissed them at first.

Julia: So different Todd tied you up and locked you in a closet?
Todd: Yeah, however I’ve by no means been nice with knots, so it was fairly straightforward for me to flee. Solely query is why would evil twin me need to do away with me within the first place? After all, evil.
Penny: He wasn’t your twin. I believe he was from one other timeline.
Todd: Wait, for realsies?
Penny: It provides up – the 2 Todds plus cinnabar, which final time I noticed was getting used for time magic.
Todd: I all the time wished to satisfy somebody from one other timeline.
Julia: Wait a minute guys. What if Dean Fogg isn’t our Fogg?
Todd: Describe him. I transcribed his memoir; I do know all 40 Foggs, even obtained nicknames for a few of them: Fedora Fogg, Cocaine Fogg, Swinger Fogg. Really, these final two are the identical Fogg.
Julia: Uh effectively, this one’s a heavy drinker.
Todd: Yeah, no, that doesn’t actually slim it down.
Penny: OK, he has burns on his palms. He calls you – different you – Eliot. He has …
Todd: Oh, poop.
Penny: What?
Todd: I name that one Psycho Fogg. See in timeline 17, Brakebills kinda blew up, killed nearly all people, and people burns on Fogg’s palms, they’re kinda ‘cuz he’s the one who did it.

It wasn’t till Julia began placing the items collectively, that I spotted one thing was amiss.

In hindsight, a Fogg from an alternate timeline ought to have been apparent.

Time loops performed an enormous half prior to now two episodes, however when one was staring me proper within the face, I nonetheless could not see it.

I’ve typically puzzled what the opposite timelines appear to be, however apart from timeline 23, little or no is understood.

Margo: OK, what does she suppose I did?
Fen: Effectively, only a few fairies who knew you’re nonetheless alive immediately, and the remaining simply know the story of Excessive King Margo, which over the centuries shifted with every retelling.
Margo: So I’m being boned by an enormous sport of phone?
Fen: No, no, no, no telephone video games are enjoyable. This, not a lot. See, you say, ‘You made peace.’ They are saying, ‘You destroyed their realm and allowed fairy hunts for sport.’ It’s an actual potato, potato.
Margo: No it’s potato, po-massive fucking lie.

The one fixed was our group of heroes didn’t cease the Beast, so Jane reset time.

As a person who might discern he was in a time loop however unable to do something about it, Fogg going mad in a single makes excellent sense. In reality, I am stunned he wasn’t extra unhinged in different iterations.

A Fogg blowing up Brakebills and killing all the scholars does match with Einstein’s definition of madness.

The factor I am most about is the reveal that Fogg has a daughter.

Penny: What are you going to do with it?
Fogg 17: I’m going to make things better.
Penny: I’ve seen that factor earlier than. That’s the machine Stoppard constructed to journey between timelines.
Fogg 17: Sure, I took it from him to get right here, then made just a few modifications, sufficient to take all of Brakebills again house with me.
Penny: Whoa, pay attention, hey, I get it. My timeline was a large number additionally, however you’ve got a Brakebills right here with no Fogg. Why don’t you simply keep?
Fogg 17: Penny, certain, when issues begin to go improper, simply fuck off to the following timeline. How very applicable.
Julia: However didn’t you destroy your Brakebills and everybody died?
Fogg 17: Sure, a measure I took to attempt to comprise the injury the Beast might do, and when that failed, Jane Chatwin obtained to go to the following time loop, whereas I needed to keep behind and dwell with the goddamn penalties.
Julia: Your timeline continued though Jane reset it?
Fogg 17: Sure, expensive. Had been you dropped in your head on this timeline? You need to be effectively accustomed to the multiverse speculation. Because it seems, one of many goddamn penalties, is I found I’ve a grown daughter, at the moment dwelling in my post-apocalyptic shit present of a timeline with hardly any dwelling magicians and no sources. I want this Brakebills and everybody in it to repair the place I got here from.
Penny: You can not uproot everybody on this timeline simply to be a very good dad, OK.
Fogg 17: Watch me. Fucking father of the 12 months.

I’ve a wild idea, however I believe Merritt is the key love baby of Jane Chatwin and Fogg.

I’ve posited that Merritt is a descendant of Jane’s, versus Rupert and Martin, however now I believe Jane could, in actual fact, be her organic mom and Fogg her organic father.

For these questioning in regards to the math including up, keep in mind Ember gave Jane the flexibility to govern time. 

Earlier this season on The Magicians Season 5 Episode 2 Eliot noticed Jane, alive and effectively, in Fillory some 300 years after she died on earth.

Todd 17: Oh hey guys. Aren’t you alleged to be on lockdown?
Julia: Needed to assist. Whatcha as much as?
Todd 17: Uh nothing, identical to getting provides.
Penny: That’s cinnabar. That shit’s fairly poisonous.
Todd 17: No, that is cinnamon.
Penny: Cinnamon? How’s cinnamon gonna assist with the safety system?
Todd 17: Dean Fogg requested if I might …
Julia: Why are you performing so squirrely?
Todd 17: Why are you performing so squirrely? I all the time act this manner, OK. You understand, no matter, I’ve to get this for Fogg … to Fogg due to the … for his toast. I don’t know.

Given this considerably paradoxical truth, it is not a stretch for Jane and Fogg to have had a relationship prior to now that resulted in a love baby, a daughter who goes by Merritt.

Loopy? Possibly, however that is The Magicians in any case.

Lastly, circumstances are nonetheless screwy, and it looks as if there will not be a fast repair any time quickly.

Alice is resolved to sort out the issue, however it could be extra difficult than she thought.

Hamish: Ah, that’s not proper.
Alice: I do know what I’m doing for those who don’t thoughts.
Hamish: It’s a mistake for certain.
Alice: I’m correcting spells for the brand new circumstances. It’s math; I don’t make errors at math.
Hamish: No, I imply that could be a spell for cooking and not using a hearth, however, for actual, that’s going to be a reasonably horrible steak. You want flames to denature the proteins.

It appears the moon has emotions and did not take kindly to being moved, although I believed the group technically requested her after they had moon mind.

Regardless, issues are wanting quite bleak, however Alice could have some assist in that space within the type of the brand new botany professor.

Followers of the books will acknowledge the title Hamish Bax, the top of the botany division who briefly appeared in The Magician’s Land and formed and manipulated the vitality of the Wellspring to forged spells.

Within the collection, it appears the writers could also be constructing to Hamish finally being a love curiosity for Alice.

Margo: Look, I actually thought I used to be doing the best factor.
Ronan: By robbing us of our homeland?
Margo: By supplying you with a spot the place you and your bizarre mushroom eggs might survive.
Ronan: You promised sanctuary and left us susceptible when your individuals persecuted us as a result of we had no method to defend ourselves. You deserted us.
Fen: And you may perceive how that will make the fairies really feel, can’t you Margo?
Margo: OK, yeah, in fact, I’m sorry you went by way of that, however it was after my reign ended.
Ronan: You actually suppose that justifies the hurt you set into movement?
Margo: Jesus. You step out for 300 goddamn years and a bunch of Gossip Women flip your entire life into the Nuremberg trials.
Fen: Margo.
Margo: Look, this diplomatic milk tub is all very kabuki, however let me inform you what my dad all the time mentioned: You’ll be able to’t repair silly. Skipping previous the very fact he all the time mentioned it to me, I’ll add, ‘I’m not the issue right here, and for those who don’t work with me to carry down the Darkish King, you’re Olympic gold medal silly.

The character appeared immediately taken along with her and provided his assist, though he simply met her. He appears good sufficient, however I haven’t got sufficient data at this second to make a judgment on the potential pairing. 

I am not even certain one thing will ever occur between the 2, or if Alice is able to transfer on.

At this level, every thing is hypothetical, however until Alice have been to begin relationship Penny 23, there are restricted romantic choices, so it is not out of the query of bringing one in.

Some stray ideas:

  • Did Julia actually not know the opposite timelines continued even after Jane reset it? If that is the case, then did she fully neglect about her journey to Timeline 23 on The Magicians Season 3 Episode 11 the place she noticed firsthand how issues performed out after the Beast killed most of her mates.

    If that’s the case, that is an astounding and unforgivable lapse in continuity on the a part of The Powers That Be.

  • Charlton continues to be the present that retains on giving, however I’m wondering how lengthy Eliot can maintain his buddy below wraps. Persons are going to begin noticing he retains speaking to himself in some unspecified time in the future, proper?

So what did you suppose The Magicians Fanatics?

Will Eliot be capable of undergo with serving to to kill Seb?

Are Julia and Penny achieved for good?

Who’s Fogg’s daughter?

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Jessica Lerner is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Comply with her on Twitter.

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