Well ... they meet his spirit, that is.
Credit: Carole Segal/Syfy

Quentin Coldwater is about to meet the man behind his favorite book series — or at least, he’ll meet his ghost.

In the next episode of Syfy’s The Magicians, Quentin (Jason Ralph) and Penny (Arjun Gupta) step into the world of haunted houses and, specifically, time slips, which essentially work like clips of the past running on a loop within the haunted space. This particular slip shows Christopher Plover (guest star Charles Shaughnessy), the author of the Fillory and Further books that Quentin once knew only to be works of fiction but are now proving to possibly hold the secrets to the actual world of Fillory.

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But Christopher isn’t the only person of note the two run into. They also see young Jane Chatwin with her brother Martin in pursuit as she goes off on another Fillorian adventure. But does Martin come along with her, and what is Plover’s role to play in this particular blip of the past?

Watch the clip from “The Writing Room” above to learn more about time slips and to meet Plover. And get a better look at Shaughnessy’s guest-starring character in the exclusive photo below.

Credit: Carole Segal/Syfy

The Magicians airs Monday nights on Syfy at 9 p.m. ET.

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The Magicians

Based on Lev Grossman’s book trilogy, this fantasy Syfy series follows the adventures of students at Brakebills University, a graduate school specializing in magic.

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