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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 Episode Guide


Episode 13: Nothing venture, nothing have. I

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 13, “Nothing venture, nothing have. I,” the academy students had to deal with a complete lockdown. Chise and her classmates learned that at least one of the implications was extra mandatory lessons – in self defense! It did not help her mood that the teacher was Fabio Zaccheroni. Was he on the up-and-up? Did he craft his lessons to help the students? Or did he have something else in mind?

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Episode 14: Nothing venture, nothing have. II

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 14, “Nothing venture, nothing have. II,” Chise and Lucy took Philomela back to her room, where Alcyone waited. When Philomela defeated a familiar, the effort cost her – Alcyone said that violence made Philomela ill. But what bothered Philomela more than anything was why Chise would be nice to her. And Chise’s answer only made things worse. Can Chise ever get her point of view across to Philomela? Is Philomela in a position to understand? Or has her grandmother made such things impossible?

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Episode 15: Needs must when the devil drives. I

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 15, “Needs must when the devil drives. I,” Chise and the other students had studied all they could. They needed a break! So they broke out a magical puzzle game. You can probably guess who won! But then Philomela showed up, and Rian challenged her to a game. The scene was tense – why? Why did Rian seem to intent on challenging her? Why did Philomela seem even more exhausted than usual? And why is Chise’s hair suddenly black?

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Episode 16: Needs must when the devil drives. II

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 16, “Needs must when the devil drives. II,” the students decided to break curfew and play a game of daring. The game took second seat, though, as Veronica began questioning Chise about Philomela. What did Veronica want to know? Why was she so curious? And just what is her angle, anyway?

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Episode 17: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 17, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.,” yet another student succumbed to whatever is consuming the magical energy within the school. Chise was there when the student’s roommate brought him into the infirmary. Suddenly, the ailing student lunged towards Chise. What does the student want? Why does he suddenly act possessed? And what is Chise willing to do to defend herself?

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Episode 18: Coming events cast their shadows before.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 18, “Coming events cast their shadows before.,” it was almost Christmas, and Chise’s school was still in lockdown. That meant they had a lot of time to talk, which was how Chise accidentally let slip that she had seen one of Lucy’s most traumatic memories. Far from being angry, Lucy asked if Chise could help her see more details – maybe help her see something she had missed. Chise saw details all right! Did they help Lucy get closer to understanding who had attacked – and why? And will Philomela ever come out of her room?

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Episode 19: Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 19, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.,” the creature Philomela had become asked – very politely – for the principal to lower the barrier so she could leave. Just in case nicely didn’t work, Philomela demonstrated that she was willing and able to consume the very flesh of all the students present. Some of the teachers, too. Will the principal give in? Will Chise and friends arrive in time to make a difference? And what did Morrígan want from Chise – and how far is she willing to go to get it?

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Episode 20: Even a worm will turn.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 20, “Even a worm will turn.,” we caught a glimpse into Philomela’s childhood. Her parents, Adam and Iris, tried their best to raise Philomela. Adam even created an artificial fairy named Alcyone to protect hber. But Adam could not escape his past as Lizbeth’s son. What did Lizbeth send after him? Where are Adam and Iris now? And is there anything that Alcyone do to help the monster that Philomela has become?

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Episode 21: A burnt child dreads the fire.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 21, “A burnt child dreads the fire.,” Zoe tried to protect the others from the werewolf, but he felt his strength ebbing. Meanwhile, ChiseElias, and the others searched for Philomela. Can they find here in time to halt her rapid decay?  Is there anything that Alcyone can do to help? And why doesn’t Fabio Zaccheroni do anything to help Zoe?

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Episode 22: Give a thief enough rope and he’ll hang himself.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 22, “Give a thief enough rope and he’ll hang himself.,” Lizbeth “May She Rot In Hell” Sargant had missed her son Adam so much that she arranged to sacrifice the life of her granddaughter Philomela to bring him back. So far, the plan was working. The magical book that Lizbeth had given Philomela had taken control. The rite was underway. Can ChiseIsaac, and Lucy reach Philomela in time? Even if they can, is there enough left of Philomela to save? And just why was Elias holding Alcyone in such a threatening way?

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Episode 23: Of two evils choose the less.

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 23, “Of two evils choose the less.,” Philomela finally asked for help. But Lizbeth “May She Rot In Hell” Sargant was not about to give up and play nice – as she showed when she became the book’s next host. Can ChiseElias, and their allies stand up to the combined fury and might of an insane sorceress – and an equally insane god from the book? And what secret did Alcyone withhold from Elias?

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Episode 24: The show must go on. I

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In The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2 episode 24, “The show must go on. I,” PhilomelaChise, and friends might have the magic book that has caused so much trouble. But can they keep it? It appears that Lizbeth “May She Rot in Hell” Sargant isn’t quite dead. Nor is she quite out of tricks. Does Philomela have the will within her to resist? Even if she does, does she have the strength? And what’s Fabio Zaccheroni up to?

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