At the end of season two of The Magicians
, all the characters are devastated by the loss of magic after Quentin (Jason Ralph) kills Ember (Dominic Burgess). Not only has magic gone from Brakebills and all of Earth, but also from Fillory, where only creatures born with magic can still use it, which causes even more problems when the fairies take over the kingdom from Eliot (Hale Appleman) and Margo (Summer Bishil), as well as take Eliot and Fen (Brittany Curran)’s child.
Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) is left with a warning that the lamprey she wronged is coming after her, and Penny (Argun Gupta)’s fate is left undetermined.
The students depressingly study theoretical magic under Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy), however, there is a ray of hope when Quentin learns that Julia (Stella Maeve) can create some literal sparks of magic.