Syfy has released the third chapter in the animated story set in the world of The Magicians. It's written by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, illustrated by Miss Tak, and narrated/read by Hale Appleman (who plays Eliot Waugh in the series). The is the first part of Fanimations: Party Tricks is here and the second here.
So far, we have a new character named Tara from the psychic house going to a party at the Physical Kid's cottage. She is friends with Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve) and Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), which is strange, as Julia never went to Brakebills. She plays a game of 77 Minutes in Heaven and the bottle lands on Eliot.
Once inside the magic room, they talk for a while, but then decide to use pills to speed up time. They come out of the room here in chapter three to find Julia has been replaced by Alice Quinn (Olivia Taylor Dudley) and that the Beast has attacked and killed everyone in the room — except time has stopped and no one has actually died yet.
I already had questions going in about the whole Julia thing, but why did she say that Julia was "replaced" by Alice? In the first season, we discover that time kept getting restarted and altered slightly to try and defeat the Beast. Did the magic room and the pills keep them from being "reset" along with everyone else? Pretty interesting idea if that is the case.