The Strangled Heart
The Strangled Heart
Original Air date March 7, 2016
Written by David Reed
Directed by Jan Eliasberg
Episode Navigation
Preceded by
The Mayakovsky Circumstances
Followed by
The Writing Room

The Strangled Heart is the eighth episode of the first season of The Magicians that first aired on March 7, 2016.


Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone who was considered a friend; at the same time, Quentin tries to find a connection to the Beast; and Julia considers giving up magic for good after entering a rehab facility.




Guest StarringEdit


  • Valerie Tian as Healer Faye
  • Nesta Cooper as Gretchen


  • This episode marks the beginning of the second semester of Quentin's first year at Brakebills.


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