'The Magicians' Season 5 Episode 12: A whirlwind musical heist resonates with fans as the cast come together

The musical heist episode contained a lot of fan-favorite moments, as the cast sang numbers by Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, the Ramones and more


                            'The Magicians' Season 5 Episode 12:  A whirlwind musical heist resonates with fans as the cast come together
Hale Appleman as Eliot Waugh and Olivia Dudley as Alice Quinn (Syfy)

Spoilers for 'The Magicians' Season 5 Episode 12 'The Balls'

The penultimate episode of 'The Magicians' ramps things up in a big way, with not just a musical episode, but a musical heist episode — complete with magic suitcases, dancing pig-men, spiked teleporting scotch and literal bottled up emotions. Fans could not have been happier. 

Sir Effingham (Sean Maguire) started the episode off with a bang, a blessing to those stuck in self-isolation as he led Nick Lowe's 'Cruel to Be Kind'. "Oh my god! @sean_m_maguire singing and dancing around as a pig man might the best part of this whole week" wrote a fan on Twitter.

"@sean_m_maguire as a pig in a velvet suit singing 'Cruel to Be Kind' with my magic babies as backup is everything I never knew I wanted and the perfect antidote to the self-isolation blues. Thank you," wrote another fan.

Alice Quinn (Olivia Dudley) and Eliot Waugh (Hale Appleman) also got a lot of appreciation online — first for Alice's rendition of 'Afraid' by David Bowie, then for Alice and Eliot's duet, singing Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush's 'Don't Give Up'

"Damn @OliviaDudley just damn you struck all the chords... all the chords of my emotions," wrote one viewer. "And here come the tears again because of @OliviaDudley and @hale_appleman we all need this anthem right now" stated one tweet

"The pure emotion in @hale_appleman’s eyes during this duet is absolutely killing me. Give him all the emmys and maybe a Grammy too please and thanks" noted one fan. "Everyone else is still crying, too, right? It's not just me?" asked a fan, and it's most certainly not just them.

The show kicked things back up into high gear with 'I Wanna Be Sedated' by the Ramones, much to fans' delight. "OH MY GOSH @Mageina DANCING TO THE RAMONES IS WHAT I NEEDED THIS WEEK!" said one fan, as Zelda (Mageina Tovah) seemed as delighted at being roped into a musical — though Marina (Kacey Rohl) not so much.

"@KaceyKadoodles ability to dance while looking completely disgusted by the whole thing is a thing of beauty," noted a viewer.

"The whole cast getting into singing Sedated while Marina is forced to join them and looks so unhappy about it was the favorite part of my day. #TheMagicians Thank you @MagiciansSYFY for giving us greatness," said one tweet.

The song featured Kady Orloff-Diaz (Jade Tailor) take the song to a new level with her incredibly powerful voice. "I live for every musical episode jade gets to sing like girl is a power house," shared one fan.

It was a roller coaster of an episode and fans seemed to have loved every minute of it. As the final musical episode of 'The Magicians', it certainly went out with a bang.

The next episode of 'The Magicians' airs on April 1 on Syfy.

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