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The Magicians Season Episode 2 Review: “Hotel Spa Potions”

The Magicians gives us the first filler episode of the season. The writers surprise me with how early they chose to have a filler, and "Hotel Spa Potions" felt disjointed throughout. The main crew set out to find battle magic at Brakebills with the help of some professors. At one point, the dead introduces Quentin and Alice to a very sexual Pixie, all to get a spell. Eventually, they get what they need, but it felt unfocused. Quentin warns Julia that the spell they will use to kill the Beast could also kill her, and she does not take this well. Again, these short scenes could have gone in other episodes to build more tension, but it was really lost this week. READ MORE...

The Magicians Season 2 Episode 2 Review: Hotel Spa Potions

What's worse than a magical, murdering beast? A magical, murdering beast who sings . Which is why Julia considered cutting out his tongue on The Magicians Season 2 Episode 2 "Hotel Spa Potions." It's hard to feel sorry for her when she made the choice to work with him. It's also hard not to laugh at the childlike glee in the Beast's eyes as he sang, and enjoyed his sugary treats. Except we can't forget he's a monster. No matter how funny it is to hear the bad guy belting out tunes at every turn, we can't lose sight of the fact that he's a killer. ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/02/the-magicians-season-2-episode-2-review-hotel-spa-potions/