WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
So, things are still tense between Alice and Quentin. But, since it turns out the gang can see Penny when they're holding the truth key, Alice takes it to Kady, who can then see Penny. While she's relieved that he's alive, she's also furious and has to put herself back together before she can deal with him.
Meanwhile, Eliot and Quentin figure out that there's probably another key in a magical mosaic that only Quentin seems to remember from the Fillory books. Oh yeah, that's the hitch. If they get there, Eliot has a whole series of things to deal with.
Because let's be honest. Fillory's kind of a mess. The Fairy Queen still has Margo under her thumb and now there's a new problem. A neighboring country wants to form an alliance by, yes, marrying one of their own to Margo. Nobody's happy about this, particularly Prince Ess, remember him?
As Quentin and Eliot find their way to Fillory, they notice two things immediately. One, that they can feel magic again. And two, that they're in Fillory in the past. Decades before even the Fillory books take place. They come to the place where they're meant to make a mosaic. If they get it right, they get another key.
Margo meets Prince Micah, whom she is going to be marrying shortly. And she also meets his horrible little brother. She cross-examines him and learns that he comes from a matriarchal society. He's super hot. And there are definitely people trying to kill him.
So, Quentin and Eliot spend a long time trying to build a mural that represents the beauty of the world. A LONG time. Years start to go by. Yes, years! And at one point, having spent all this time together, they develop some real feelings for each other.
They grow super old, Eliot dies, and as Quentin is digging him a grave, he finds a golden tile that works! The mosaic offers up a key just as Jane Chatwin comes along. If you'll recall, it's Jane's time loops that will save them all from the Beast. Intense, no?
Back in Castle Whitespire, the weird child Prince wants to consummate the marriage and Margo is abolutely a no. But she does get a wedding gift from Quentin - the key. He arranged this so that she'd get it during the wedding.
Margo, in turn, rushes out to find Jane Chatwin in a place she's made where there isn't time. Margo gets the key, and heads back to the cottage, just before Quentin and Eliot go on the quest. So…it never happened. Or it did, just in an alternate timeline.
As Julia and Alice take a break to get a drink, Our Lady Underground turns up. She's the one who's been sending the messages to Julia. Turns out, Julia is the one who has magic because Our Lady Underground gave her the "seed" of magic. And it's a remnant of Reynard's power.
Meanwhile at the Psych Ward, when Kady goes to check herself out, the doctor shows her footage of herself talking to Penny. So It looks like she's having hallucinations. And she's locked up even more than she was before.