An uncompromising professor pushes boundaries both in magic and in the personal lives of his first-year students. Meanwhile, Julia must decide whether she's ready to accept help and what that means for her future as a Magician.
Brakebills is thrown into chaos when Penny is violently attacked by someone who was considered a friend. Quentin tries to find a connection to the Beast. Julia considers giving up magic for good after entering a rehab facility.