The Magicians “Do You Like Teeth?” Review
A world without magic is a dangerous place if you haven’t gotten the memo just yet. Especially when you have embarked on a quest that cares little for if you just so happen to spend your whole lifetime just to retrieve one piece to the puzzle. They sure as hell found a way to rattle everyone who thought this may be a walk in the park, and this quest is but one challenge on top of much more that our heroes are forced to tackle which brings us to the anticipation for tonight’s episode.
This dynamic between Julia and Alice has been shockingly entertaining. Not for anything funny that these two have done, but for what they are trying to pull off for the sake of magic transference. The means they take on to achieve this was bold, particularly when understanding the risk involved. The words dangerous endeavor was fitting knowing exactly where this was leading one of them ultimately. The people who they interact with along the way to achieving this keep things amusing since they were influential to the success or failure of the spell. This kept Fogg in the loop along with addressing his mental state given the loss of magic. He makes for a strong representation in what it means to loss everything and be vulnerable. This other new character was turned into a fun surprise being another creature who is of magic and has integrated with life on Earth.
Penny on the other hand dealing with his current situation was a point of interest, yet depressing. Most of us at this point are awaiting for him to either get his body back, get another body, or accept what he is now. I do feel as though they are dragging his storyline a bit, though you can understand how his situation adds to the urgency to find real magic.
Margo dealing with this marriage that she doesn’t want to be a part of was the highlight of this episode for me. “Do You Like Teeth?”…. Wow, I never thought in my life that I would get hit with that reference again in my lifetime. Some of us will understand it right away and others should probably not get curious. That said, her reluctance brought out a side of her that we probably have wanted to see for some time. not to mention pushing the heroism of Eliot further when he comes to realize exactly what is going on with the fairies. The wedding on the surface started to feel like a distraction when compared to what has been discovered. I only hope that from here they pick up with the stakes in removing the fairies from Fillory.
It goes without saying that every time Eliot and Margo break the fourth wall, even slightly is gold.
A big question here was what Quentin would now do with another opportunity in Fillory. It was clear that this change in setting for him was to make his involvement in the quest more direct. Following Eliot was exciting for the fact that he has become quite courageous and able to think on his feet. Quentin however much he grew, continues to be consumed by his own naivety. You pretty much knew what this formidable foe would be once he took sail to find the next key. That and why this might be so much of a challenge to him compared to anyone else who could have undertaken this task. What he had to do with that said was a unique situation. Nothing too new for Quentin to deal with, but at least this time around there was some elements of humor. That is until things get real as you knew it would. If anyone though that living a whole lifetime to just acquire one key was a tough pill to swallow, this one makes you think again. The special guest for this episode was a nice treat. Not someone I would particularly go crazy over like others, but her character was fascinating for a storyline that you thought was long ago wrapped up.
The Magicians “Do You Like Teeth?” was a wild one. If the quest doesn’t do one of these characters in, they just might do that themselves. Playing with magic in a sensitive state, not taking the rules of the keys seriously, or the consequences of defying the fairies. All of it a recipe for disaster and this keeps us compelled to see who sinks or swims.