Warning: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
The team flies (as Geese!) to Brakebills South. It's a rite of passage for Brakebills students, to fly as a goose to Antarctica and study with a great magician named Mayakovsky…
Mayakovsky turns out to be an angry Russian guy who won't let them speak and tells them they have to do a spell to drive nails into boards with only magic.
Eliot and Margo are going to Ibiza. It's basically Brakebills Spring Break and in order to go, one has to be invited and bring a gift for the elders. So they have an underclassman (Todd) begging them for an invite and a plan to make magic gin to present to the elders.
Meanwhile, Julia's sister arrives to check in and take care of her. And why wouldn't she? To the world, Julia appears to be a drop out who sought fake treatment for pills. Even worse news? Julia's mom could probably have her committed very easily.
Eliot and Margo head to the library to find the spell for the magic gin, and Eliot meets Mike – the handsomest library-lingerer around. Sparks! And also, help translating the spell.
Mayakovsky tells the team that they have to learn mind-control on lesser creatures. And also, he realizes that Penny is a traveler and now wants to help him by cutting off the tattoo that binds him to Earth.
Meanwhile, Quentin and Alice can't get the hang of controlling animals, namely lightning bugs, and so they have to figure it out together, with their fates tied to the bugs. It goes…okay?
After Penny embarks on some traveling, and survives even landing in a volcano, he decides to patch things up with Kady by reading her mind and learning all about her. He decides to steal something from Mayakovsky so that she can buy her freedom from Marina.
Eliot and Margo's plan to conjure magic gin actually turns out to be a plan to conjure a magic Djinn. So. A genie. And since it was Margo that conjured him, the Djinn reads her mind and makes Mike, Eliot's new beau, disappear.
More nudity! Mayakovsky turns Quentin and Alice out into the snow for another challenge. Shortly thereafter, they turn into foxes. And they have fox-sex.
It turns out that the wish Margo made in her head was for Mike to go "find another knob to suck on." And so, quite literally, that's where they find him. After Eliot scolds her, Margo, reluctantly, wishes everything back to normal.
Eliot bails on Margo's Ibiza trip so he can hang out naked with Mike. And uhm, something's up with Mike, gang. A blue moth, some creepy blue eyes. Is Eliot going to be alright?
Mayakovsky and Quentin have a heart to heart and the gang all goes back to Brakebills, to magic things and another day.