“It’s starting to feel like a god damn totalitarian regime” Dean Fogg*
With the Hedge-Witch situation worsening more and more, tensions are rising. The library having turned the magic flow down to a trickle, the Hedges are fighting back. A sub-group calling themselves the Serpents are infecting Magicians (specifically Hedge-witches) and then the minute they try to use magic your insides begin to burn, resulting in death every time. Kady has been appointed the new ‘Marina’ by the Library, meaning that she is perceived as a severely high threat level. The Library suggest a temporary cure: Reed’s Mark – “It would be voluntary, for all, no paperwork, no questions asked, and once the serpent group are dealt with, the mark is removed free of charge.” Now as a viewer I have my doubts that the Library will actually hold up their end of the bargain in removing Reed’s mark after the threat has been dealt with.
“You’d need a map of the entire system. Junction boxes, drop a tracer, follow the pipe, map the system, look for weak spots, spots with the most magic.” Alice informs Kady and Pete as they concoct a plan. Requiring someone within the Library to become their mole, conveniently, Zelda’s predicament with her daughter grants them the perfect opportunity to utilize her need.
Alice, in attempting to help Harriet, Zelda’s daughter by reuniting the three pieces of her from the mirror realm, somehow manages to f*%k things up and fractures herself.. leaving everyone in a significantly terrible position. After a somewhat lengthly and eyeroll inducing monologue between the two Alice’s about their mistakes in life… they team up and work together to solve their problem, and happen to come across some information prevalent to Julia.
NotEliot ends up requiring a psychic in order to figure out his past memories, after over a dozen different humans ones are killed by his attempts, Penny volunteers, right after making a hella steamy deal with Julia…… FINALLY!
Worringly, and terrifyingly, we find out that the monster has been toying with the Magicians this entire time, that the stones are not to rebuild his body or to get back his memory, its for something far, far worse then that. This series being as it is, it leaves us on this tantalizing moment..