7.9
1,397 votes
A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

Sky One 2018

Closet witch Teresa Palmer and centuries-old vampire Matthew Goode are drawn into a deadly mystery and forbidden romance when a magical book shows up in an Oxford library.

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The 10 Best Episodes of A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches - S2E6

#1 - Episode 6

8.03

Season 2 - Episode 6

Philippe makes a troubling discovery, provoking a conflict with Matthew. Ysabeau, Em and Sarah start to look for a message.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 156 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E8

#2 - Episode 8

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 8

Matthew's attempt to rescue Diana from Juliette goes horribly wrong and Diana finally discovers just how lethal her magical powers can be. As Matthew lies dying, Diana must strike a dreadful bargain with the goddess and make the ultimate sacrificial pact with enduring consequences. A failed coup at the Congregation sees its most powerful and terrifying members go rogue, as they close in fast on Madison, where a group of daemons, vampires and witches are now residing together. Baldwin tries to alert Matthew that time is up but he can't reach him. It's a deadly race against time for Diana to take flight with Matthew before their pursuers arrive.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1268 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E9

#3 - Episode 9

8.00

Season 2 - Episode 9

As Diana and Matthew return to London, Diana learns news that could change everything. The Queen holds Matthew to account.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 131 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E4

#4 - Episode 4

7.94

Season 1 - Episode 4

Matthew's hope of keeping Diana safe at Sept-Tours appears short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood under her roof. Knox calls an emergency meeting of the Congregation to denounce Matthew for abducting a witch but Matthew's ferocious older brother Baldwin plays a careful game to maintain control in the face of Gerbert foretelling the end of the de Clermonts โ€“ and throws Diana to the lions. Diana isn't the only witch facing persecution. Satu pays a shocking price for her curiosity when Knox discovers she has been searching through the Witches' Archive and learned his guilty secret. Meanwhile, things turn nasty in Oxford for Marcus and Miriam as Juliette attacks.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1430 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E2

#5 - Episode 2

7.89

Season 2 - Episode 2

As she continues her search for a mentor, Diana meets wealthy alchemist Mary Sidney. London's vampire ruler demands fealty.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 409 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E3

#6 - Episode 3

7.89

Season 1 - Episode 3

Domenico takes information he's extracted from Satu to menacing vampire Gerbert, who gains the advantage he has been waiting for. After sending Juliette into the world to do his bidding, Gerbert consults with Meridiana, the witch whom he keeps in thrall, but what does the prophecy she delivers mean? In Oxford, Diana refuses to help Knox realise his supremacist longing to destroy the vampires and answers his threats with such a violent force of untamed elemental power, as to set in motion a wider chain of events that bring her closer to Matthew but place her in even greater jeopardy.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1513 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E6

#7 - Episode 6

7.88

Season 1 - Episode 6

Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert's isolated castle ruins. Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow, but they are too late to prevent Satu invoking dark magic in a bid to open up Diana and see the magic inside her. As Diana is forced to confront the idea that she might have been spellbound, she wonders what kind of monster she is. When Sophie confesses that she is a daemon born of witches, this news of cross-species offspring leaves Agatha reeling as she ponders the implications for all their lives.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1302 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E7

#8 - Episode 7

7.87

Season 2 - Episode 7

Matthew and Diana go to Bohemia to search for Edward Kelley and the Book of Life. There, they encounter the strange Emperor Rudolf II.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 135 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E7

#9 - Episode 7

7.84

Season 1 - Episode 7

After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child. Diana's devastation at having lived her life as only half herself is interrupted by the Madison house releasing one of the missing pages from Ashmole 782, sent forward in time by Diana's father Stephen, a time-walker. As their love grows, Matthew confesses to Diana that he wasn't able to keep his two previous loves safe. Diana believes he won't hurt her. But an unexpected encounter threatens to tear them apart once again.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1280 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E5

#10 - Episode 5

7.83

Season 1 - Episode 5

Gillian pays a heavy price for her disloyalty to Diana, but not before news that vampires are studying witch DNA reaches Knox. The fall-out threatens the fragile equilibrium between creatures and the focus is on ending Matthew and Diana's relationship whatever the cost. Agatha treads a careful line of democracy at the Congregation, but Nathaniel continues to instigate daemon direct-action. Ysabeau relies on shock tactics to expel Diana until Matthew returns with breathtaking news about Diana's DNA. Diana and Matthew are finally united in love, only for the unexpected to happen.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1346 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E3
#11 - Episode 3
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 3

In the present, Domenico makes a disturbing discovery in Oxford. Back in 1590, Matthew must beg for forgiveness from Father Hubbard.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 328 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E8
#12 - Episode 8
7.81
Season 2 - Episode 8

In 1590, Diana is transfixed as she tries to work out what the Book is telling her. Matthew worries over the Book's power.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 137 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E5
#13 - Episode 5
7.79
Season 2 - Episode 5

Matthew and Diana arrive in France on their journey to face Philippe. Elsewhere, Louisa and Kit cut a swathe through London.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 148 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E4
#14 - Episode 4
7.78
Season 2 - Episode 4

Another vicious vampire murder rocks present-day Oxford. Marcus makes a breakthrough.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 194 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E2
#15 - Episode 2
7.75
Season 1 - Episode 2

Blind to the interest she has stirred among creatures, Diana fights an increasing pull towards the magical and turns her back on her witch heritage, but matters take an unexpectedly dark turn when Satu is sent by Peter Knox to intimidate her. In Venice, beautiful but murderous Juliette has her fatal obsession with Matthew reawakened. And just as Diana decides to trust Matthew with a secret only she knows about the book, he flees in a desperate bid to protect her from his cravings. But in so doing, he leaves Diana exposed to all her enemies.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1597 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E10
#16 - Episode 10
7.69
Season 2 - Episode 10

Realising that she must return to the present, Diana aims to complete her training.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 127 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S1E1
#17 - Episode 1
7.64
Season 1 - Episode 1

In Oxford's Bodleian library, brilliant American historian and reluctant witch Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript, Ashmole 782, which has been missing for centuries, and finds herself confronted by acclaimed geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, who is determined to get his hands on the book. Diana's determination not to be frightened by Matthew as he struggles to control his predatory instincts around her fuels a dangerous connection between the two of them. When news of the book's appearance spreads throughout the world of daemons, vampires and witches hiding in plain sight among humans, the hunt for the witch who summoned it takes on a deadly intensity.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 1881 votes.

A Discovery of Witches - S2E1
#18 - Episode 1
7.62
Season 2 - Episode 1

Reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire Matthew Clairmont seek refuge in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. There, they must find a powerful witch to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of A Discovery of Witches from 465 votes.

Last updated: apr 14, 2021

Comments

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I'm a simple woman, I see Matthew Goode, I watch.

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I feel like my reactions to and enjoyment of this show is the adult equivalent of how 13 year-old me felt about The Vampire Diaries... and I don't mind.

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Half way through and this is fairly underwhelming and rather plodding . . . edit - This series is almost done, and it just seems a bit 'blah' to me - I love vampires but this is a better Twilight and that's a very low bar - perhaps it just hasn't adapted well to the screen? Sky Original Dramas have been fairly underwhelming this year.

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A friend told me about a trilogy of books, ALL SOULS by Deborah Harkness, that she has been enjoying which led me to discover that all three books are being made into a TV series, with an impressive cast. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES is the first in that trilogy and was broadcast in 2018. I am so glad to have found this show. The performances are wonderful, the reshaping of familiar supernatural creatures is refreshing and the story is a clever metaphor for the political realities of the world in which we live (there has been criticism that the racial casting reinforces stereotypes within our culture but I would suggest that this is a deliberate choice to underscore our own social biases and the injustice that they unconsciously support, so that they can be eradicated). To leave the metaphor aside, this is great storytelling, an excellent love story and a compelling struggle for survival. There is whimsy and magic; foes and unlikely friends. As with the first book, the first series leaves us mid-step, and, although the second series in now in production (due for broadcast in 2020), I may have to order up the audible book for the 2nd in the series because the adventure is just that compelling. I rate this series a 9 (superb) out of 10. [Fantasy Romantic Drama]

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I expected this show to be alot better and I was disappointed. If a season 2 comes out and it continues to be like this I will not continue watching it.

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Re: On a side note & just my opinion...I found the way they casted the characters to be a typical film industry stereotype BS. The vampires are a clean cut, high class, rich white people. The witches are white women (mostly). And they portray demons as black people. Kind of messed up. It's the usual BS film industry pulls to brainwash people so that we continue to associate clean with white & monsters with black. If your looking for something against the grain, watch Midnight Texas, you wonโ€™t be disappointed!

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Good show. Parts of it can be bit slow but overall it kept my attention & found it to be entertaining. Was ready for final episode but the ending left me at the edge of my seat & I was like "...WTH...why would they end on a cliffhanger like that...". Looking forward to season 2. On a side note & just my opinion...I found the way they casted the characters to be a typical film industry stereotype BS. The vampires are a clean cut, high class, rich white people. The witches are white women (mostly). And they portray demons as black people. Kind of messed up. It's the usual BS film industry pulls to brainwash people so that we continue to associate clean with white & monsters with black.

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kinda twilight for adults. pretty boring and too much romance stuff. but hey I'm bored and have time. never watched shitty vampire diaries or equal stuff.. . no even pretty little sucking liars :-D

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lol. it's ok. just the usual vampire, witches bla bla stuff.

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I am pretty entertained. Usually do not care for the vampire shows because they all end up either sappy or shock value gore. This one seems visually appealing and a deep enough story to hold my interest. There are some slow and sappy parts but is better than any of the orher sifi stuff on.

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