Syfy has released the fourth chapter in the animated story set in the world of The Magicians. It’s written by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, illustrated by Miss Tak, and narrated/read by Hale Appleman (who plays Eliot Waugh in the series). The is the first part of Fanimations: Party Tricks is here and the second here and the third here.
So far, we have a new character named Tara from the psychic house going to a party at the Physical Kid’s cottage. She is friends with Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve) and Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), which is strange, as Julia never went to Brakebills. She plays a game of 77 Minutes in Heaven and the bottle lands on Eliot. Once inside the magic room, they talk for a while, but then decide to use pills to speed up time. They come out of the room here in chapter three to find Julia has been replaced by Alice Quinn (Olivia Taylor Dudley) and that the Beast has attacked and killed everyone in the room — except time has stopped and no one has actually died yet.
In the new chapter Eliot tries the door, but it’s too heavy to open. Tara realizes that the Beast is still in the cottage and we learn that her psychic ability is she reads a persons past when she touches them, so she knows that Eliot has killed someone before. This is another odd timing issue. The series started like it wasn’t that long into Quentin’s first semester, yet Eliot didn’t kill someone until a few months in… unless Eliot has killed someone before he went to Brakebills. Or is this another change in history courtesy of Jane Chatwin?