Relive each delicious moment of A Discovery of Witches with our weekly recap. This week? A Discovery of Witches Season 3 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 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 6 recap…
[1:00] This is where it all begins. If you’re talking about fear and desire I think this song pretty much nails it with those parting glances between Matthew and Diana.
[2:00] Oh look, Matthew is on a road trip. Know what pairs well with road trips? Podcasts of course! You can find ours at All Souls Witchy Women. You can find links to our podcasting sisters at Deborah Harkness’ website.
[3:00] Think back to the last time we saw Diana at a table with a bowl of fruit. This time she’s balls to the wall and harnessing her power. Last time she was hatching chickens and shriveling fruit.
[4:00] What is the hourly pay rate for vampire babysitters? I bet it’s more than $12 I used to pay college kids to sit with my daughter.
[5:00] If Diana is unable to resume her academic career she could make a killing by issuing fake IDs.
[6:00] I have no idea what that silver chain is that Gerbert is sporting but I can only assume that it signifies his increasing power and his sense of imminent victory. Personally, I always wear my best silver when I’m about to take charge.
[7:00] It’s all well and good that Fernando and Marcus made this agreement without words but I’m feeling a bit left out. Could it have something to do with a lovesick, motorcycle-riding vampire?
[8:00] Sarah is a terrible liar! I think she knows good and damn well where Fernando is going.
[9:00] There are contingency plans (chicken instead of beef) and there are contingency plans (hiding out with your creature half-siblings for decades). Marcus has mapped out one hell of a contingency here.
[10:00] If this is the only glimpse we get of Cora this season I can’t say that it wasn’t magnificent.
[11:00] I think I would do most anything if Fernando looked at me that way.
[12:00] Do vampires turn the radio down when they are looking for an address? Maybe that’s just a “me” thing.
[13:00] I’ve been to the Bodleian and I promise you that the courtyard had far more people in it. Sidenote: While I was there, I got this great “Silence Please” mug and I like to display it passively aggressively in meetings.
[14:00] Are Gallowglass and Fernando trying to blend in? If so, they’re failing miserably. They look like two German Shepherds guarding their stockpile of bacon.
[15:00] This conversation with Diana and the librarian is like the conversations that I have with my family about items in the refrigerator. Where’s the ketchup? It’s in the fridge. It’s not here. Check again! Oh, there it is.
[16:00] That masking spell would come in real handy for Zoom meetings that should have been emails.
[17:00] Girl, watch out for that page! It’s the one that will brand you.
[18:00] This takes learning by osmosis to an entirely different level.
[19:00] Confession: we watch these episodes multiple times to do recaps. The first time I thought Diana was talking like she was in a trance. The second time around, I realized that Diana was reading the book…literally in front of her eyes.
[20:00] Am I the only one who winced when Diana said, “It’s all right here Gallowglass.” Girl, that was true for Gallowglass before you became a talking book. Now all he can do is look at you like he’s been hit with a 2×4.
[21:00] Sarah has the panicked look of a parent who just realized that their child polished off the contents of the cookie jar. “It’s all in you isn’t it.”
[22:00] I don’t know what precisely one should wear when setting out to end one’s murderous vampire child but I like Matthew’s wardrobe choices. He’s layered on the top in case he gets too hot, the pants look like they’ve got some flex to them and the shoes appear to have good grips.
[23:00] I’ve heard of medical spas but I’ve never been to one. Is this what they look like? Is Benjamin doing microdermabrasions as a side gig?
[24:00] Four bottles of wine on the desk and three on the table. This must be one hell of a party that Gerbert has planned.
[25:00] I heard shades of Hannibal Lecter in the way Benjamin hissed, “Father…” And now I’m going to have Silence of the Lamb nightmares.
[26:00] “They could hear his screams in every room of this hospital.” Umm…this is definitely not a medical spa.
[27:00] If Matthew didn’t have the courage to kill Benjamin in the past, I think he won’t have the same problem today.
[28:00] So…blood rage is a feature, not a bug. Got it.
[29:00] Benjamin waited centuries for Matthew to be happy before he attempted to destroy him. That’s one hell of a long game there Mr. Fuchs.
[30:00] Deadpan voice from the intern on the other side of the room, “Yay…more father-son fights.”
[31:00] I’m a “yes” for dragging Benjmain around like last yesterday’s trash. I’m a “no” on the whole “stand up and face me” thing. Just finish him already!
[32:00] And see? This is why we just finish people off when we have a chance. You never know when there’s a sketchy witch standing behind you ready to do you in.
[33:00] Satu standing in silhouette is gorgeous.
[34:00] “This is witch business.” Yes, get him Sarah. Get HIM!!!
[35:00] Oh Sarah…tapping her chest just like Emily taught her.
[36:00] This might be my favorite one-minute segment from all three seasons of the show. See my final thoughts for why. Also, Byyyeeeee Peter Knox.
[37:00] And in the end, all that was left of Peter was his Poke Ball.
[38:00] Ya’ll, Diana doesn’t just have the book. She is the book.
[39:00] A moment of moral clarity from Domenico! Now if Baldwin would grow a pair, we could start making progress.
[40:00] Actual footage of me attempting to make a meal plan and grocery list.
[41:00] Of all the desks in that house, Diana has chosen to do her manic scribbling on the cold floor. Why?!
[42:00] I usually stay neutral on production choices because I’m not an expert. However, I wish we didn’t have to see Sarah regret using her power. Women on television seem to be forced to reckon with the consequences of their actions in ways that men don’t. Knox was a nasty bastard. Sarah took him out. Next! #noregrets
[43:00] Benjamin, enjoy your dastardly deeds while you can. I believe that you are about to feel the full force of Matthew’s scion upon you and it will not be pretty.
Remember way back in minute 36 when I said that it was my favorite minute of the entire series? After some thought, I stand by that assessment and here’s why. We don’t see Sarah perform much magic in either the television or book series. We know that she has magic because she is the one who tries to help Diana with her spells in both the first book and first season. When Sarah spotted Peter on the tarmac, she walked straight toward him with no hesitation. Diana was left to catch up with her and then stand in the background as Sarah confronted the witch who murdered her love.
This scene made me wonder if Sarah’s powers and confidence had increased by being in proximity to Diana who is undergoing her own awakening. See, powerful women are like that. They make us believe that we can do things we might not otherwise believe we can do. They help us realize our power and encourage us to use it. They stand in power behind us as the world (or Peter Knox) hurls insults at us and tries to cram us back into the box that they believe we should live in. They make us feel more powerful just by being in their presence. And, at the end of the day, they are the first to wrap their arms around us and congratulate us on a job well done.
Sure, I saw Diana and Sarah on the screen but I also saw all the powerful women who’ve helped me find my own power. I also saw the opportunities that I have to help other women find theirs. Is there any wonder why this ranked as my favorite minute of the series? In short, friends, if you can be a Diana, be a Diana. If you can’t be a Diana, then find one and stand near her and maybe a bit of her magic will rub off on you.