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‘The Magicians’ star Hale Appleman dishes on Eliot’s surprise ending

Warning — This text accommodates spoilers from “The Magicians” sequence finale. 

“The Magicians” star Hale Appleman didn’t love the thought of a romance between his character, Eliot, and Charlton when he first heard about it.

“I used to be a bit of immune to the thought as a result of I solely ever considered Charlton as Eliot’s Jiminy Cricket, as his inside therapist, and I couldn’t see how it could make full sense,” Appleman, 34, advised Web page Six on Wednesday.

However he mentioned, “By the top of the sequence and the experiences that Eliot and Charlton shared over the course of this season, I really feel prefer it unfolded in a extremely lovely approach.”

Within the Syfy present’s sequence finale, Charlton — a personality as soon as trapped inside Eliot’s thoughts, usually providing recommendation solely Eliot may hear — is given an actual physique and shares a kiss with Eliot, asking if there may very well be an opportunity for them romantically.

“I don’t know that we’re saying Eliot and Charlton lived fortunately ever after. I don’t know that that’s the takeaway,” Appleman mentioned of the pair’s future. “I believe it’s a silver lining of hope, greater than it’s a life sentence or a interval on the finish of Eliot’s courting historical past.”

Appleman additionally advised us he’s “grateful” for his 5 years on the present, which Syfy introduced in March wouldn’t be renewed for Season 6.

“I grew up loving fantasy and in a approach ‘The Magicians’ is a hybrid of the childhood dream that I needed to dwell in a world like this as an actor and likewise to precise a queer character that hadn’t actually been seen in a fantasy style in the identical approach {that a} character like Eliot was allowed to exist,” he mentioned. “I assume, by that, I imply as a hero, as an underdog, as a damsel in misery, as extra than simply the witty queen, homosexual sidepiece that you simply see in numerous TV sequence.”

Whereas the leisure business is on maintain in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Appleman hopes his subsequent mission will some sort of interval piece. “I might like to play within the 1930s, or the ’50s, or the 1800s, or you possibly can put me within the ’70s.”

However till then, he mentioned, “I hope everyone seems to be staying secure and wholesome and that they’re remaining secluded and distant and reminding their households which might be amino-compromised or aged to stay secure and wholesome.”

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