In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discusses the season 2 finale of A Discovery of Witches. A new time-walker makes their presence known in 1591. Diana completes her training. Matthew makes arrangements for Jack’s care as they prepare to go back to their own time. Diana receives some closure from someone unexpected. Marcus introduces Phoebe to Ysabeau. Gerbert and Peter move forward in trying to obtain the lost pages of Ashmole 782. Domenico loses the upper hand. A devastating sacrifice is made to protect loved ones.
We are almost at the end! In this episode of the FHP, we discuss the penultimate episode for season 2. Diana and Matthew discuss returning to their time, and learn some surprising news. Diana resumes her training and finally meets her familiar. Matthew goes to Whitehall to atone for his failure to retrieve Edward Kelly. Kit makes a desperate attempt to free Matthew from Diana’s spell. Lord Burghley searches the Roydon home for The Book. Matthew provides some peace and hope to the Queen. Diana has a dangerous first meeting with her new sister-in-law. Louisa’s reunion with Matthew does not go as she planned. Matthew and Diana reach a new level of intimacy in their relationship.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E8 of A Discovery of Witches. The Book of Life has some adverse effects on Diana. Phoebe gives Marcus another chance. Domenico learns some interesting information about Marcus. A new life enters into the world. Marcus reaches out to Baldwin for help. Baldwin betrays Marcus’ trust. Knox learns Agatha’s secret. Gerbert makes a threat against Ysabeau. Emily delves deeper into higher magic. Diana has an ominous dream.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E7 of A Discovery of Witches; the year is 1591 and Matthew and Diana have finally arrived in Bohemia. Diana earns a new title from Gallowglass. An unexpected arrival from London worries the Matthew and Diana. The De Clermonts receive very different receptions from the King of Bohemia. An admirer of Diana tests Matthew’s patience. The search for the book leads to the evasive Edward Kelly; and more questions than answers.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discuss S2E6 of A Discovery of Witches, which is arguably the best episode of the season (at least Hanako thinks so!) Diana comes to a realization in the aftermath of her attack. Philippe and Matthew come to blows. Philippe sees Diana in a new light. The trio receives a majestic sign. Matthew makes a heartbreaking confession to Diana. Diana is embraced as a De Clermont. Matthew and Philippe come to an understanding. Ysabeau receives a message from the past.
(Correction to the end of the podcast: there are four more episodes remaining in this season, not three as mentioned. ~ Hanako)
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss episode S2E5 of A Discovery of Witches, where Diana and Matthew have made the journey to France and we get the much-anticipated meeting of the head of the De Clermont family. Matthew comes face-to-face with his father. Philippe challenges Matthew’s commitment to Diana. Kit stumbles into an unlikely ally. Philippe sends Diana mixed signals. An attack on Diana has tragic consequences.
In the 50th (!!!) episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew has a lot of questions regarding the events and reveals in S2E4 of A Discovery of Witches.
Marcus finds a clue to Matthew and Diana’s whereabouts in the past. Another attack puts the vampires in danger of being noticed. Domenico’s investigations begin to bear fruit. Questions from a new acquaintance puts Marcus in an uncomfortable situation. Sophie learns some discomforting news. Gerbert confronts an unshakeable Ysabeau. Ysabeau reveals a life-altering secret to Marcus.
Michael returns from his birthday getaway in time to join Hanako, Lorrie, and Anthony to discuss S2E3 of A Discovery of Witches. In the present day, a violent murder gives Domenico some bargaining power with Gerbert, as we learn a little background into their strained acquaintanceship. Emily seeks answers, but gets one she does not expect. Back in 1590, Matthew seeks forgiveness for a recent transgression. Diana trains with Goody Alsop and discovers a little more about her powers. Matthew and Diana discover the possible location of Ashmole 782. Cecil discovers the reason for Matthew’s recent sympathies towards the witches. Matthew and Diana are first summoned to Court to meet with Queen Elizabeth, and then later receive a summons from Phillippe to return to Sept-Tours. Diana receives yet another warning about the danger of Matthew becoming someone else.
In S2E2 of A Discovery of Witches, Sarah and Emily settle in at Sept-Tours, while they and Ysabeau express their dislike of the current situation. Satu goes to see her Mummo to get answers. In 1590, Diana finds an influential friend as she and Matthew make the rounds. Diana’s displays of uncontrolled magic get her an audience with Goody Alsop and the Rede (Witch’s Council). Matthew and Kit enjoy a day out. A crossroads puts Matthew in a difficult spot. Father Hubbard sends a letter that may have tough consequences for Matthew.
It’s back!!! The Season 2 premiere of A Discovery of Witches is FINALLY here after an almost 2 year hiatus (thanks, Covid!) and it does not disappoint. As Gerbert, Knox, and Satu close in, Matthew and Diana time walk to the year 1590. We meet Matthew’s circle of friends: Kit (Christopher Marlowe), Henry Percy (the Earl of Northumberland), and Sir Walter Raleigh, which gives Diana a clue into Matthew’s identity during that time. Kit and Diana get off to a rocky start. As the search begins to find Diana a teacher, she runs into a familiar face. Matthew begins to acclimate back into his old life, which is full of dangerous secrets. Diana’s powers begin to manifest in uncomfortable ways.
Vampires, and witches, and demons – oh my!!! The season 1 finale of A Discovery of Witches sees a “mini Congregation” of sorts coming together as the vampires (Matthew, Miriam, and Marcus) and demons (Hamish, Nathaniel, and Sophie) join the witches (Diana, Sarah, and Emily) in New York. Juliette confronts Diana and Matthew, with disastrous results Diana makes a bargain to save a life. Baldwin and Satu are both put on trial. Domenico picks a side. Diana and Matthew come up with a plan to hide from the Congregation and Knox. Matthew and Diana test her powers. Matthew gifts Marcus with a new responsibility. Matthew and Diana’s attempts to leave may have been disrupted by Satu, Knox, and Gerbert. Episode ends with a huge cliffhanger.
This is the final episode for 2020; we will resume in 2021 with a review of Wonder Woman 1984, and Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches. To all of our listeners, thank you for joining us this year, and we look forward to the conversations next year. Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
In S1E7, the penultimate episode for the season brings Matthew and Diana to New York to escape the Congregation. Diana learns the truth about her dormant powers and is given a glimpse of the past. Satu and Knox come to an understanding. Domenico continues to move his pieces around the chess board. Miriam and Marcus arrive in New York to provide extra protection. A ghost offers a new clue about the missing pages from Ashmole 782. Diana and Matthew receive an unwelcome visitor.
In S1E6 of A Discovery of Witches, Satu kidnaps Diana to try to find out the extent of her power. Baldwin and Matthew clash. The de Clermonts work together to locate Diana. Satu uses dark magic and gets more than she bargained for. Diana’s visions help her to escape. Satu finds Gerbert’s enthralled witch and sets her free. Matthew gives Baldwin an ultimatum. Sophie reveals an unbelievable truth to Agatha, to stress the importance of her finding out Diana’s identity. The de Clermont’s figure out the source of Diana’s blocked magic.
Tensions amongst the species are at a boiling point in A Discovery of Witches S1E5. Matthew returns to Oxford, where he discovers that a certain witch has broken into his lab. Ysabeau does everything she can to discourage Diana in her pursuit of Matthew. Hamish gives Matthew some much-needed insight. Ysabeau takes Diana hunting, as Matthew hunts his own prey. We learn more about Matthew’s past, including how he came to be sired by Ysabeau. Chaos continues at the Congregation as all groups have different ideas about what to do about Matthew and Diana. Satu takes matters into her own hands and enters an unlikely partnership, which puts Diana into more danger.
We are at the halfway mark for Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches, and things are happening fast. Matthew and Diana arrive at Sept-Tours, to a less-than-welcome reception. Diana finds out the disturbing truth behind her parents’ deaths. The Congregation is thrown into chaos as Knox’s accusations against Matthew causes conflict for its leader. Sophie’s visions become more clear to Agatha, as she figures out to whom the statue must go to. Knox’s secrets are revealed by unlikely sources, resulting in a different reaction than he’d hoped for. The Congregation delivers a message to Diana, and Matthew sends a response of his own back. As Matthew and Diana’s new bond is put to the test, Diana’s magic begins to reveal itself more and more.
The FHP crew discuss the third episode of A Discovery of Witches, and there’s a LOT to digest. As Diana and Matthew get closer, we learn more about Matthew’s background. Satu visits the Congregation and finds more than she bargained for when she searches the Witches archives for information on Diana. The daemons are finally introduced to the story. Domenico and Gerbert begin to plot against Matthew. Diana and Matthew have dinner, with very mixed results. After a disgusting intimidation tactic, Knox finds himself on the wrong end of Diana’s anger. For Diana’s safety, she and Matthew flee to France, and come to a decision that will lead them into trouble.
Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Lorrie discuss S1E2 of A Discovery of Witches, in which we all determine that we are absolutely hooked on this show. After realizing the extent of his craving for Diana, Matthew leaves Oxford to try to curb his appetites. The supernatural community takes an increased interest in Diana, and she learns of a betrayal within her small circle. Diana meets someone from her mother’s past, who quickly reveals his determination and motivation for wanting Ashmole 782. Matthew reveals to Diana the importance of the manuscript and how it relates to the work he’s doing. We learn a little about Matthew’s romantic past, and it’s problematic to say the least.
New show alert! The FHP crew have decided on A Discovery of Witches as our next show to cover. This show tells the story of Diana, a reluctant witch whose latent powers uncover a manuscript that could have a huge impact on the supernatural world she has tried to avoid all of her life. Things get even more complicated when she meets Matthew – a charismatic vampire who has been looking for the manuscript for centuries.
The show is based on the “All Souls” trilogy, written by Deborah Harkness and can be found on the Sundance/AMC+ Channels. We will cover all of season 1 as we anticipate the January 9, 2021 release of season 2.