I Did Not Live Until the Day I Saw The Magicians Sing Les Misérables

Photo Courtesy Syfy
Photo Courtesy Syfy

Flash and Supergirl weren’t the only ones breaking out their singing pipes this week. The Magicians went full Les Misérables on Fillory’s path to war, and we’ve got the full song and dance right here.

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In the latest episode, “Lesser Evils,” High King Eliot (Hale Appleman) decided to avoid war (mainly because all his soldiers were deserting) by engaging in one-on-one combat with the rival king. Being Eliot, he was feeling a bit anxious about a duel to the death... so Margo’s solution was to, you guessed it, have the entire castle break out in song. Wait, hold on a second.

That’s right, Margo performed a spell so Eliot and his royal company would inspire the troops with a hearty tune, specifically “One Day More” from Les Misérables. It gave Appleman, a theater veteran, a chance to show off his vocal range, as well as Brittany Curan, who plays Eliot’s wife, Fen. In fact, Syfy told us that all the actors sang their own parts, matching what The Flash did earlier this week. And I’ve got to say, it was a lot of fun to watch, especially given all the doom-and-gloom stuff that was happening elsewhere in the episode. Seriously, can Reynard just super-die already?

While The Magicians’ rendition of “One Day More” wasn’t as charmingly epic as the Flash and Supergirl’s musical crossover (partially thanks to how many more songs The Flash had, including some original numbers), it was still a great moment in the episode. And, given that other shows like Once Upon a Time are working on their own musical crossovers, it’s a good time to be a TV actor who also has a hell of a voice. And hey, it looked like everything worked out in the end for Eliot, who made a truce with the king and got a sexy husband out of the deal. Everyone’s a winner!

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Blind Prophet

I loved the “I had to skip some verses...” “Oh ok, gotcha” in the middle of it. The whole set up of it was just amazing.