'The Magicians' Season 5 Episode 10 Preview: Plum, Penny trapped in antique room and Margo gets a bloody nose

A strange man appears, apparently, the custodian of the space Plum and Penny are trapped in. He tells Plum that he was a time traveler too and that he has been 'monitoring her'


                            'The Magicians' Season 5 Episode 10 Preview: Plum, Penny trapped in antique room and Margo gets a bloody nose
Arjun Gupta as Penny Adiyodi, Rainn Steele as Plum "Merritt" Chatwin (SYFY) 
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As the series end draws close, we have just four more episodes to go. But it seems like 'The Magicians' is juggling too many storylines to tie all loose ends neatly by April 1, when the last episode airs.

To recap from the earlier episodes, Plum "Merritt" Chatwin (Rainn Steele), who is still affected by the mysterious Signal, transports Penny (Arjun Gupta) and herself to a room full of antiques in the last episode and it wasn't a voluntary action. 

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Alice Quinn and Kady Orloff-Diaz (Jade Tailor) were also captured by "George", who is somehow connected to "The Couple" who want Alice's page about the "World Seed". George is pretty ruthless cutting off Alice's fingers to make her yield. 

Eliot Waugh (Hale Appleman) and Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve) are locked in the Dark King, Rupert "Sebastian" Chatwin's (Seam Maguire), dungeon while Margo and Fen are back on Earth.   

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The sneak peek scene released by Syfy for Season 5 Episode 10, titled 'Purgatory', picks up right after Plum and Penny are transported to the mysterious room filled with antiques by "the Signal". While Penny is behaving like a bull in a china show, breaking things as he tries to do magic, Plum is trying to find hidden buttons to push so that they can find a concealed door or portal to hoof it out of there. 

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"It's solid walls," she wails when she fails. Penny, on the other hand, comments on how unstable the "circumstances" in the room are, making it impossible to cast magic. As Plum tries once more to teleport them out of the room, they are yanked back seconds after she teleports them out. The room seems to have locked on to them and it isn't letting them go. 

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As they despair, a strange man appears, apparently the custodian of the space they are trapped in. He tells Plum that he was a time traveler too and that he has been "monitoring her". He also commands her to stop time-traveling. Plum asks him angrily if that is why he is keeping them as prisoners in the strange room.

Kady, Penny and Fen try to revive Plum (Syfy)

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The promo pictures for the next episode also show that while Penny and Plum do manage to get out of the room, Plum is injured in the process. Another picture shows Alice with her fingers back to normal, hinting that she and Kady also manage to get the better of their jailor "George". 

Alice flexes her new fingers (Syfy)

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The trailer also hints that Julia Wicker is having regrets about stealing the quest from Todd. She despairs about failing to complete the quest by ruining magic on Earth and screwing Eliot and herself over in Fillory. "We are going to die here," she laments. Her voiceover is juxtaposed with scenes from the upcoming episode. It shows Plum put on a weird gadget on her wrist while Penny looks on in concern.

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We also see Margo getting a bloody nose as she collapses on a sofa as Kady, Alice and Fen rush towards her to help. We also see Penny, who is in an art deco building, address someone, saying, "We should get the bad news out of the way". The scene then cuts to Eliot glug down a potion of some sort, looking at Julia -- both of them are still stuck in the Dark King's dungeon.

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A promo picture also shows that Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) will be back in action, flexing his teaching skills again. Only he won't be teaching spells but how to have safe, consensual, "magical intercourse". Yeah, check out the promotional picture below, if you don't believe us.

Dean Fogg becomes a magical sex education teacher (Syfy)

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Syfy has also released a rather cryptic episode summary of just two lines. "Margo learns to project. Josh goes to the spa." Make what you can of that, but we suspect Margo's "projection" experiments are what give her a bloody nose. As Julia says, magic is "screwed on Earth" and how. Tune in for the next episode of 'The Magicians' to get some answers.

'The Magicians' airs on Wednesdays at 10/9c on Syfy. 

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