Relive each delicious moment of A Discovery of Witches with our weekly recap. This week? A Discovery of Witches Season 3 Episode 3 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 highly anticipated third 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 3 episode 3 recap…
[0:00] Watching the recap from last week, I wonder if Ysabeau was aware she inadvertently stepped into a COVID drinking game. Asymptomatic, you say? Drink.
[1:00] We’re in the Big Easy! Imagine the fun we could have with Matthew’s skills eavesdropping in on other conversations taking place in the French Quarter and beyond.
[2:00] All this talk of scions, I keep reminding myself they aren’t referring to a discontinued Toyota from the early 2000s.
[3:00] “The two of you need to leave New Orleans… now.” How’d she get ahold of old audio of my parents calling me in my twenties?
[4:00] Forget Carmen Sandiego. We appear to be trapped in a never-ending game of Where in the World is Jack Blackfriars.
[5:00] Reminding myself that my fears surrounding creepy settings like this are mine and likely not shared by the undead.
[6:00] Matthew just gave “hug it out” a whole new meaning. I do love how typical meditative techniques — breath work, calm voices, visualization — have the power to control vampire rage.
[7:00] As a parent, we fight the urge to tether ourselves to our child and never let them out of our sight as a way to control and protect them. Matthew’s no different and an unleashed Jack makes it tough to relinquish the helicopter parenting.
[8:00] Chris handles all of this with far more “meh, it’s a Tuesday… business as usual” than I would.
[9:00] How much time has progressed in these three episodes? Because Diana’s looking awfully pregnant, and I haven’t had time to buy her a gift yet. Message me if you know where she’s registered.
[10:00] I could have done much better in college if I’d had Aunt Sarah waiting on me hand and foot while I studied.
[11:00] New motto: Always bring a Gallowglass. If she won’t live by it, I will.
[12:00] Clearly these are vampires. They’re the only ones you’d find sipping a vintage red during a seedy poker game.
[13:00] That grilled cheese though… see 10:00 again.
[14:00] Trust your instinct in as equal measure as you do your intellect. A Discovery of Witches doling out the copay-free therapy again this week.
[15:00] I love the turnabout — Matthew is always on edge anxious about how Marcus might step in it, muck things up. But here, Matthew is the one whose mess Marcus must clean up.
[16:00] I think she sighed because this sterile, vanilla library is a far cry from the rich wonderland that is the Bodleian.
[17:00] Okay I have GOT to get me one of those! It could make online shopping during work far less obvious. Also, big praise to the special effects team for — well — alllll of that.
[18:00] Peter Knox is adding a dapper page to his Brooks Brothers portfolio this week. Hello, bowtie!
[19:00] Wait, is Hubbard using said bowtie to strangle him? It looked very Three Stooges, but also genius.
[20:00] It’s been a while since I’ve been in a Catholic church, but that’s not the standard blessing, correct?
[21:00] Actually, Sarah, whether she admits it or not, she needs you everywhere. We all do.
[22:00] When life gets tough, I tend to read my way out of it in a book too. Glad to know Diana shares the same escape plan as many of us.
[23:00] Questioning how a single page can be dangerous feels like an incredibly daft statement coming from a man who has lived through thousands of years of political, societal and warfare horrors that likely started from a page or less.
[24:00] Can we drop that blessed page into one of those protective plastic sleeves? Hell, my low impact high school reports were turned in with more care than that.
[25:00] Jack and his hoodie are fulfilling the stereotype that all the best artists are tortured, misunderstood souls.
[26:00] Matthew just Danny Tanner’d* the crap out of that moment. He was always ending on a positive affirmation, even when everything in him wanted to punt one of those kids into next week.
*Nod to my childhood and the iconic Bob Saget, may he rest in peace.
[27:00] Phoebe’s getting her first taste of what it’s really like to be in love with a vampire and in constant fear on the other end of those distant calls. I’m guessing it’s a different scenario than she experienced with those London banker types she used to date.
[28:00] “You can’t avoid me forever.” My husband, when he finds me hibernating behind a closed door with a Law & Order SVU marathon.
[29:00] Ransome is dreamy. That is all.
[30:00] Reparations and apologies coming a couple hundred years too late sounds an awful lot like the current dialogue about racial equality.
[31:00] “Yes…but I’m learning to control it.” LOL. Are you convincing us or yourself, Jack? I also love his stranger danger “my dad told me not to talk to you” defense.
[32:00] “I’ll do this on my own” is how every avoidable disaster starts.
[33:00] I have never related to Sarah more than I do right now.
[34:00] We also have a bad feeling about this, Marcus.
[35:00] Well, Benjamin, you see when a man and woman truly love each other…
[36:00] I now find myself pondering just how many storied New Orleans speakeasies are patronized by creatures with colorful pasts.
[37:00] They are pretty words. And if history is any indication, pretty words are painstakingly hollow when not followed by meaningful action.
[38:00] We could be here forever if he’s going to catalog every kill he’s made in the last two hundred years. But if he needs this cathartic release, please continue.
[39:00] Still going… *goes to the kitchen for a snack* …still going…
[40:00] Still going? Damn, I should have refilled my drink.
[41:00] Holy vampire kill list, it worked. Huh. But in all seriousness, that was hauntingly beautiful. It was one of the most memorable parts of the book for me and that I hoped the show would creatively leave intact for the small screen.
[42:00] It took all night and an evocative anthem to get us through it, but mission accomplished. Now can we please head to Café du Monde for some beignets?
[43:00] Sigh. The world needs more genuine apologies and forgiveness shared among men of power.
[44:00] These two would make such a cute power couple within the social circles of the fiery depths of hell.
[45:00] Welp, this isn’t headed anywhere good.
We made our way down to N’awlins and it proved as delicious as the étouffée these ever-focused vampires never stopped to let us sample. Selfish shellfish.
We’ve spent two seasons watching Matthew one-up Marcus and occasionally treat him like an immature and petulant child. But here we are, watching Marcus traipse through the dark alleyways of NOLA pleading for forgiveness for Matthew’s past indiscretions and campaigning for a new alliance. It really is a reminder that no one can go it alone and we do better when we engender trust, work together and promote safety in numbers. And above all else, when we speak aloud of the sins which need atonement, it can go a long way in mending our souls and the souls of those we’ve damaged with our actions.
This episode left me with a lot of key takeaways:
Matthew, never forget those you’ve wronged and never stop apologizing for those wrongs.
Marcus, help clean up after Matthew with as much love and loyalty as he does for you.
Jack, cling tightly to art therapy and keep steering clear of stranger danger.
Satu, please try to smile. Just once.
Father Hubbard, please see above.
Peter, pack up your Brooks Brothers and go away. Just go away.
Diana, please remember to eat real food.
Sarah, please stay to make her that real food and ensure she takes care of herself and her babies. We mamas have a way of forgetting to put our needs on the ever-growing to-do lists we make.
Gallowglass, please keep doing you. Swoon.
See you all next week!