Relive each delicious moment of A Discovery of Witches with our weekly recap. This week? A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Episode 6 recap.
Do you ever find yourself yelling at the screen in front of you or mumbling cheeky responses to the characters while watching a show? We do. Sometimes we keep those responses to ourselves and, sometimes, we text them to each other as we watch the same show at the same time 700 miles apart. We enjoy these conversations so much that we decided to share them with you. Each week, Ashley and Nikki will publish an episode recap for the long-awaited second season of A Discovery of Witches. You can read it while you re-watch the episode (because you know you’re going to re-watch it) or just read it. There’s no right or wrong way to do this, just do it. We hope that these recaps will be worth a few giggles for A Discovery of Witches fans and that they might even make you think twice about what you’ve just watched. Without further ado, here’s our A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Episode 6 recap….
[1:00] Rage rowing seems like a perfectly acceptable stress reliever after murdering a witch with a dagger that you magically procured from your husband/boyfriend/friend with (some but not all) benefit’s belt.
[2:00] It’s YOUR fault. No, it’s YOUR fault. I don’t care whose fault it is. There’s a dead witch on the floor and Diana could use your attention.
[3:00] Annnnnnd that’s why we don’t ask questions because sometimes we don’t want to hear the answers. I’m sorry that Philippe had to work this out on his own but it will help Matthew avoid a terribly delicate conversation in the near future.
[4:00] “What am I becoming?” I ask myself this same question as I don’t put on makeup or do my hair or wear anything but yoga pants. Again.
[5:00] Gulp. Two people separated by hundreds of years sitting in the same place. This is precisely why I love visiting ancient places and putting my hands on the walls. I’m always waiting to feel the presence of someone who once passed here. Is that weird?
[6:00] Philippe has writer’s block so he grabs swords. Noted.
[7:00] Sure, there’s some father-son drama here but all I can hear is, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
[8:00] Hold up. Diana looks out the window, sees the testosterone-fueled sword battle below and then shrugs and walks away? Girl, don’t you at least want to wait and see which one you get to bed? Sorry, I guess I’m still hung up on that “bed my father” retort from Matthew in the last episode.
[9:00] This is the map for her next witch hunt. Oh, ok….cool, cool, cool.
[10:00] This is the same thing that happens to the Monopoly houses and hotels when the cat walks across the board. For a witch looking for help with magic just a few episodes ago, Diana seems to be holding her own right about now.
[11:00] Meanwhile, Inigo and Count Rugen are still at it in the hay barn. Also, if memory serves me right, the last time Matthew fell dozens of feet from the rafters and smashed his spine against a wooden floor, he landed himself in this vampire family, soooo… yeah. This seems right.
[12:00] Let me get this straight. You run a man down with a sword, fight him the width of the courtyard, pin him to a table, and then you blame blood rage for the crazed look in his eyes? I’m not saying it’s not blood rage; I’m just saying that if you poke a bear with a stick and he attacks you, maybe the bear’s glitchy DNA isn’t entirely to blame.
[13:00] I get that Philippe wants to know when and how he dies but maybe he should make sure he doesn’t go and get himself killed trying to procure the answer.
[14:00] If I’m a sex-starved Diana, I’m not taking kindly to the “I haven’t lost control of myself like that in a long time.” Too soon, Matthew.
[14:00] I’m a killer Diana. Yes, but I’m a treeeeeeeeeeeee.
[15:00] I love that she just saw what Philippe’s capable of (I’d say two wolves behind two men) and still has zero hesitation in verbally taking his head off only moments later. Hell hath no fury.
[16:00] It is my job to make sure that I’m worse than any of the other malevolence you will face. You’re welcome.
[17:00] Is Diana going to turn into Iron Man?
[18:00] “I believe that you are power indeed.” Goosebumps! James Purefoy, I’ve been waiting months for you to utter those words and you did not disappoint.
[19:00] Nice to see Philippe using the skills he picked up at the “Finger Painting with Blood” workshop last year at the community center.
[20:00] Must we hear this story?
[21:00] “Hour upon hour of unspeakable acts… every day… for three months.” Matthew recounting Philippe’s fatal end or summer 2020. You decide.
[22:00] I love the juxtaposition of memories in this episode. Diana fought and killed to keep hers. Matthew’s have been slowly killing him for decades and he needs to be free of them.
[23:00] “You didn’t kill Philippe; you released him.” I love that Diana’s powers don’t just include the traditional superpowers of shriveling fruit and channeling oneself into a tree. She has a soft touch here that includes all the accumulated wisdom of her ancestors. The empathy that she shows Matthew is beautiful.
[24:00] This is what it looks like when my mom is trying to find a recipe from 1982 written on a scrap of paper that’s in one of these books….she swears it is…
[25:00] I love that Philippe knows that he can get the unvarnished truth from Diana. It reminds me of my Granny. I last saw her seven months ago and she said, “You might fool some people, missy, but you don’t fool me so tell the truth.” And you know what? She was right.
[26:00] “In two days time, you will be married.” Doesn’t the proposal usually come before the wedding announcement? And doesn’t it usually come from one of the people who is going to be married?
[27:00] I hope Diana didn’t have a fancy updo in mind for the wedding that she’s been planning for a full 15 seconds. I’d love to read the Yelp reviews for Philippe’s wedding planning business. “Made us sacrifice hair and ancient coins at a creepy altar in the woods before the ceremony. Would not recommend. 2 stars.”
[28:00] Anyone else just relieved that the boys weren’t hungry and Artemis got out of there unscathed?
[29:00] And now we get a proper proposal!
[30:00] Did he say fibula or fistula? Either way, after that dramatic show and tell, Matthew’s sporting one.
[31:00] It’s the dress! The dress! She is absolutely breathtaking.
[32:00] As someone who got married six months ago, I can say with authority that this looks like a pandemic wedding.
[33:00] “Time in a Bottle.” A father-daughter dance with a bride who’s been an orphan since childhood. A Mathew-Diana dance in front of Philippe in the same room where they have already danced in front of Ysabeau. Why is my face leaking?!
[34:00] We’ve seen a few dances in this room so far and this is definitely my favorite!
[35:00] Guys, I’m not a historian but I’m pretty sure that this is not bundling.
[36:00] “But in 60, 70 years I’ll be gone.” Well, that kind of talk really puts a drag on the honeymoon.
[37:00] What I’ve learned thus far from Season 2 is that clothing can be armor and jewelry can send messages through time. I don’t, for a second, dispute any of this.
[38:00] Because after a wedding night of long-awaited, raw passion, the preferred follow-up activity should definitely be to sit astride on a horse for hours. What, too much? So glad Matthew got back on the horse. Badda-bing!
[39:00] I know they need to leave and it’s time for us to move on, but I’m not ready to leave the softened papa bear’s den quite yet.
[40:00] It took a bloody battle, some heated conversations, a wedding, a hard-earned acceptance and the welcoming of a new daughter, but Philippe finally conquered his writer’s block. Adding to the note from above.
[41:00] “Our son is happy at last.” And of course the final words exchanged between a devoted and doting couple would be focused on the well-being and happiness of their child as they ponder leaving this world before them. Annnd I’m a goner.
[42:00] Oh lord — same, Ysabeau. Same.
[43:00] For the record, a promise of Gallowglass is the only thing getting me through the farewell to James Purefoy. The editing gods taketh, and then they giveth.
I hope that you’ll indulge me a bit as I muse on the power of life imitating art. I watched this episode and started my recap hours before I found out that my grandmother had died suddenly. I finished the recap after her funeral. Reading through my notes and revisiting scenes from the episode, gave all the emotional moments a new meaning. As I sit here, wearing my grandmother’s rings, rings she’d told me years ago would one day be mine, I smile at the messages I know that she meant to convey to me; you are loved, you are cherished, you are worthy. They aren’t that dissimilar to the messages conveyed by Ysabeau and Philippe in their gifts of jewelry to Diana. I have a story about Time in a Bottle that I hope to share in the coming days but, in the meantime, cherish the time that you have with your loved ones and don’t ever assume that you’ll get another chance to say goodbye.
It was fitting that this episode aired on Valentine’s Day weekend. It was so full of love that it reminded me of all the Greek forms of the word and how they played out in the story. I can’t help but think that Philippe would approve. Marthe and Ysabeau demonstrated philia (deep friendship). I think Matthew and Diana (pardon the pun) nailed eros (passion) in their post-wedding romp in the sheets. I couldn’t help but see agape (selfless love) when Matthew refused to tell Philippe how he died. Matthew could not curse his father with knowledge of his own death even though keeping the secret caused him so much personal pain. Philippe and Ysabeau embodied pragma (long-standing love) as they pined for each other through the centuries. All the love in this episode was quite possibly the perfect recipe for this broken heart. I hope it brought you some joyful tears and some moments of warmth as well.
While I’m thinking about love and Greek and friendships, let me take a moment to thank my friend Ashley for showing me both philia and agape this week. She jumped in at the last second to finish this recap after I had insisted for days that I could do it but realized all too late that I just didn’t have it in me. If there is anything funny here, assume that she wrote it. Thank you, friend.
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