WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 6, of A witch discovery, now broadcasting on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC +.
In last week’s episode of A witch discoveryDiana found out from Matthew’s stepfather Philippe that there was no reason for her and Matthew to wait to consummate their relationship. However, even after a terrible fight, Matthew still hasn’t explained his hesitation to her. So in this week’s episode, Philippe, in an attempt to force Matthew to open up, gets into a fight with his son who reveals Matthew’s darkest secret.
At the beginning of the episode, Philippe notices that Diana is wearing a ring that belongs to Ysebeau. Philippe had already discovered that Diana and Matthew had walked back in time to 1590, but he is still amazed that Ysebeau gave Diana her ring in the future. In her day, Ysebeau hates witches and even runs witch hunts. Also, Philippe knows that she would never give the ring away unless he was dead. However, it is this last point that really disturbs him, and Philippe wants to know the details of how he met his fate.
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Matthew is reluctant to tell him anything about the future, so Philippe throws him a sword and insists on a duel. Philippe’s intention is to bring out the fury of Matthew’s blood, which turns him into a violent being without a conscience. Without his inhibitions, Philippe assumes that he can get Matthew to reveal the circumstances of his death. The duel is brutal, and Philippe and Matthew do enough damage to get everyone’s attention at Sept-Tours, including Diana. Matthew goes into a blood rage, and when Diana asks what’s wrong with him, Philippe explains Matthew’s unique affliction. However, Matthew maintains enough control to avoid revealing anything about what awaits Philippe.
When Philippe walks away, Diana becomes closer to Matthew as he recovers from the fury of the blood, eventually admitting that his grief is the reason he and Diana can never be fully together. But Diana replies that she will never leave him. Matthew reveals that, in the past, Philippe used his blood rage to his advantage, making Matthew his killer. As a result, Matthew killed thousands. Still, Diana is not intimidated.
She searches for Philippe and disguises him for provoking Matthew in hopes of driving her away. Philippe claims that he needed to see the deadliest side of Matthew. Note that since Matthew and Diana’s relationship is forbidden, they should be a united front against whatever comes their way. When Diana insists to Philippe that she is worthy of Matthew, she begins to glow with power, leading Philippe to recognize her as the powerful witch in an ancient prophecy that will change the destiny of all creatures. However, even when Philippe recognizes how powerful she is, Diana informs him that she loves Matthew and that it should be enough for him.
After this, Philippe not only accepts Diana and Matthew’s relationship, but plans a wedding for them. And although Matthew tells Diana that they don’t have to make it official if she doesn’t want to, Diana doesn’t hesitate to say yes when she asks the question.
Despite all that has been revealed to Diana about Matthew and Matthew’s previous doubts about consummating their relationship, the couple are officially getting married. And after the wedding reception, they retire to their room at Sept-Tours and finally have sex.
Diana and Matthew leave the next day to continue their search for the Book of Life, but unlike when they arrived, Philippe has fully accepted their relationship and is even heading to the edge of the property with them. More importantly, before he leaves, he tells Matthew that he forgives him for what happens in the future, a gesture that moves Matthew, who has had intense guilt for killing Philippe, an act of mercy after Philippe was gone. tortured and broken by the Nazis.
So while his time at Sept-Tours started off badly, and even led to Diana and Matthew having perhaps the worst fight they’ve ever had, ultimately, his visit was pivotal. Not only did Diana find out about Matthew’s blood rage, now that they are married, it seems that Matthew has put aside his doubts about being with her. As a result, they are more committed to each other than ever, which may be a good thing as their journey in the past continues and potentially becomes even more challenging as they search for Ashmole 782.
A Discovery of Witches Season 2 stars Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Lindsay Duncan, Edward Bluemel, Aiysha Hart, Daniel Ezra, Aisling Loftus, Trevor Eve, Owen Teale, Malin Buska, Gregg Chillin, Tom Hughes , James Purefoy, Steven Cree and Adelle Leonce. New episodes are available to stream every Saturday on Sundance Now, Shudder, and AMC +.
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