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The Magicians Fans Are Really Upset About What Happened to Quentin

'The Magicians' Fans Are Really Upset About What Happened to Quentin

'The Magicians' Fans Are Really Upset About What Happened to Quentin

Considering what happened to the SyFy show's bisexual character in the season four finale, they have every right to be. 

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WARNING: Major spoilers for The Magicians ahead!

SyFy's The Magicians has been praised in the past for its inclusion and representation of a diverse range of characters—particularly the bisexual protagonist Quentin Coldwater—but this week's season four finale of the popular fantasy series has many fans feeling (rightfully) betrayed. 

To make a long story short, Quentin (played by actor Jason Ralph) was a bisexual magician who suffered from depression. Queer people who suffer from mental illnesses are hardly, if ever, represented on-screen, so for a show to have a leading character like Quentin was groundbreaking. Unfortunately, after four seasons of getting to know him, during the finale of the fourth season, Quentin was killed off, leaving many fans very, very upset at yet another awful example of the Bury Your Gays trope

To make matters worse for The Magicians fans, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin actor Jason Ralph has also officially exited the show, crushing any hopes of the character somehow being able to come back to life.

A Change.org petition has been started by fans for the showrunners to bring Quentin back for season five of The Magicians.

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel