DISCLAIMER: Spoilers for the TV series and The Magicians book trilogy abound. Proceed with caution.
The Magicians is ending on April 1st and, unfortunately, that’s not an April Fools’ Day joke. “Fillory and Further” will mark the end of a magical five-year saga. It’s a difficult pill to swallow, but swallow it we must. The Magicians is easily one of my favorite series, and I assumed it would go on for at least 10 more seasons. However (and inevitably), all good things must come to an end.
So, because I will literally conjure up any excuse to discuss The Magicians, I’ve compiled a list of five predictions for the series finale. Short and sweet. Now, I don’t expect any of these to come to fruition. Why? Because this show operates on the element of surprise. I’m certain magical twists galore await us come next week. So, without further ado, I give you my predictions for the series finale of The Magicians. Peruse at your peril.
1. We’ll see Fogg 40 again.
Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of Fogg 40 (Rick Worthy). If you’ll recall, we bade farewell to Fogg 40 when he volunteered to stay in the Etheric Realm so Kady (Jade Tailor) could go home. However, I’m positive Kady vowed to return for him. In “The Balls,” Kady sent psychopathic Fogg 17 to the Etheric Realm. Methinks those two won’t mesh well under one roof. Evil Fogg with Morally Grey Fogg? A recipe for disaster. At least our Fogg strives to do the right thing…some of the time. Perhaps the ruler of the Etheric Realm will order the Foggs to make a choice – one must leave and one must stay. Fogg 40 will leave to help his friends and so he can extricate himself as far away from Fogg 17 as possible.
2. Julia will have to make a choice regarding her baby.
Now, our Jules (Stella Maeve) essentially skipped major baby growth milestones while in Fillory. It’s that damn Red Monkey Month! I think it’s safe to say she’ll give birth in the series finale. Penny (Arjun Gupta) will be an attentive and benevolent Hot Baby Daddy (HBD). But, will she keep the magical hybrid child? Therein lies the question. In episode 12, Julia vowed to solve the Traveler/Mother debacle. Penny’s mother refused to help out of fear she would lose her mind again. The connection between a Traveler and their mother is strong. Can Julia sever it just enough so she’s free of the painful visions? Regardless, Julia may decide to give her baby up for adoption if she’s unable to conjure a solution.
3. Expect pushback from Fillorians.
Fen (Brittany Curran) was already reticent to destroy Fillory in episode 11. She’ll play a vital role in convincing her fellow Fillorians that emigrating to a new world is in their best interest. Not to mention, the Dark King (Sean Maguire) will put his foot down. He still remains a large obstacle impending our protagonists’ path. Remember when he survived a seemingly fatal stabbing? By all accounts, he should have died. If Hades is to be believed, the dead will run afoul across the globe. Especially since the Dark King is killing Takers left and right (the guard dogs of the Underworld). Fillorians are loyal to a fault to their ruler. If he pushes back, so will they. There could be riots, people. Riots. And Fen may be our only hope in swaying the plebs.
4. The Dark King will be defeated, but not without a sacrifice from the good guys.
Now, our magicians always find a way to come out victorious. Regardless of the crushing odds. Good guys win in the end. Right? I think we’ll see an end to the Dark King’s formidable reign. However, with magic there’s always a cost. In order to destroy the Dark King, our heroes may need to sacrifice something of substance. Perhaps someone loses their ability to cast spells (not like Alice – she still has one surefire hand). Maybe our heroes are completely barred from whatever new world the Fillorians will inhabit. Or…someone dies. I don’t like this last option, but I wouldn’t be shocked if one of our favorites bites the dust while attempting to defeat the Dark King.
5. Alice will help shape the new world.
Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) essentially has one working hand for spell casting, but that doesn’t mean she can’t create a new realm out of thin air! Now, I’m solely basing this prediction off the book trilogy by Lev Grossman. In the last novel, Alice shapes a new world after Fillory’s unfortunate demise. I could see the show taking a similar route. The Magicians is incessantly paying homage to the trilogy with hidden Easter eggs and usage of book plots. Now, they may decide to have the world-building be more of a group effort. Most likely, the spell requires communal casting and an exorbitant amount of power akin to what was used during the Harmonic Convergence fiasco.
Bonus Prediction: Quentin will make an appearance.
Ha! You thought I was only doing five predictions? Silly goose. Now, this is entirely wishful thinking. But, maybe it’s not that far-fetched to think Quentin (Jason Ralph) may make a brief appearance. A cameo, if you will. This show started with him, after all. For four seasons he was the central protagonist. Why not bring him in for a spot? Please? Pretty please? With sugar and a cherry on top?
Well, that’s all I wrote (for now)! What are your predictions for “Fillory and Further?” Sound off in the comments below!
The Magicians will air its series finale Wednesday April 1st at 10pm on your Syfy affiliate.
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