In this episode, Diana meets a new lead. As Matthew struggles to reconnect with Marcus’ children, Diana also looks for a new lead in London. The episode also follows the relationships of Diana and Ransome. We also learn more about the relationship between Diana and Ransome, and Phoebe’s encyclopedic knowledge of old books.
Phoebe’s encyclopedic knowledge of old books
A Discovery of Witches season three episode 3 starts with a bang, as Phoebe shows her encyclopedic knowledge of old books. The book she’s looking at is the Book of Soyga, which was stolen from the library of Dee in 1583. This ancient book contains a cryptic mixture of icons and ciphers that scholars have spent years trying to decipher. Its cryptic nature makes it the perfect hiding place for the Book of Life.
Phoebe’s encyclopaedic knowledge of old books makes her a valuable asset to the team. The episode is split between London and the US. As the story continues to develop, she uses her encyclopedic knowledge of old books to make a surprising discovery. When she discovers that Hubbard has a book of lost pages, she offers to give it to her. The two work together to find it. Eventually, the two find an old book that belongs in the British Library.
While Phoebe is an excellent asset to the team, she is not the best asset. The writing of Phoebe is solid, but she could be a better asset as a nonhuman. For example, we could see her learning more about Diana’s history at the British Library.
A Discovery of Witches season three episode 3 wraps up with two important plot lines: one in which Phoebe and Marcus attempt to acquire Ashmole 782 and another in which they attempt to collect more samples of blood rage. The paths then converge in the third episode, with both bringing enlightenment for the characters.
Diana continues to hunt for the missing Book of Life pages, using her powers to dig through history for clues. She also takes advantage of her powers to investigate and track down information about Father Hubbard. After she locates a promising book in the library, she uses her magic to gather information from it.
Meanwhile, Diana tries to bring Phoebe’s knowledge to the Congregation in order to prove that the covenant is invalid. However, Baldwin fears that he will lose out on a majority vote. Therefore, he proposes that Diana be the de Cleremont representative instead of a vampire. Though Diana has not signed the covenant, she is still a full family member.
Diana’s plea to Hubbard
A Discovery of Witches season 3 episode three: The Book of Life has arrived and Diana is overwhelmed with information. She has found an esoteric book that holds the history of the creatures. In the book, she discovers a hidden message in the letter H. It could be a reference to Hubbard. However, the book has another message that she has yet to discover. It mentions a riddle about the Angel of Death and the Angel of Life.
Hubbard’s plea to Diana in A Discovery of Witches season 3 Episode 3 comes at a crucial time for both the series and the characters. Hubbard’s plea to Diana is one that shows that he has been watching Diana read the book. As a result, he’s convinced that Diana is better than the other members of The Congregation. Hubbard agrees to Diana’s plea, but only after he promises not to betray Diana.
Diana’s plea to Hubbard follows a similar plot line from the previous episode. As the book contains cryptic symbols, it is difficult for Diana to read and comprehend, but with her magic, she’s able to decipher the symbols. The book was returned to Dee in 1595 and is now in the British Library. The next day, she goes to the British Library early. She waits outside the manuscript room and finds the book.
As the series moves forward, Diana’s quest for knowledge continues. She spends her time frantically scribbling information from her book in hopes of unlocking world-altering revelations about the creatures. Meanwhile, Marcus brings bad news about Benjamin. He has taken Matthew hostage and is livestreaming his torture. It’s a reminder that no character in the show is a saint. They’ve all chosen the wrong path at one time or another and that violence has caught up with them all.
If you’re a fan of the series, don’t miss this season. It will air on AMC+, Shudder, AMC, and Sundance Now on January 29.
Jack’s rage state
In A Discovery of Witches season 3 episode 3, Jack is in a rage state. The episode follows him in New Orleans, as he struggles to control his blood rage. He is trying to reconnect with his unforgiving kids, but is also struggling with his emotions.
It is not clear what is causing Jack’s blood rage, but the episode suggests that Benjamin is a major contributor to it. Benjamin has been manipulating Jack for some time, and he’s a hypocrite. He’s been using his rage against Matthew to manipulate him, and he’s using his children to gain power over Jack. Matthew has also taught Jack to control his blood rage.
Despite Jack’s rage, the episode still manages to make us care about the characters. We get to see how Jack has been changing since the previous episode. He struggles to control his blood rage and he needs a cure soon. His blood rage is a manifestation of his desire to kill.
During the episode, we learn about the transformation of Jack from a human to a vampire. As a child, he was a child of Father Hubbard, who was dying of plague. This has resulted in him being a vampire. His parents may have had no idea that Jack was a vampire, but they certainly would not have left him in his care if they knew.
In A Discovery of Witches season 3 episode 3, Jack’s blood rage is a dangerous trait. It is dangerous to let blood rage consume you. However, it is important to understand how to control your blood rage. Remember, not all blood rage is fatal.
While he is in his rage state, we also get to see Diana’s quest to find Edward Kelley. She has no idea that he is a vampire, but he is still very powerful. His power helps him gain access to Kelley’s Book of Life.
After revealing his secret, Jack encounters Diana and Matthew in 1590. He tells them about the rumors that have been going on at The Lamb, but Diana is suspicious of them. After this, Jack joins the Roydon household staff off-screen between episodes.
Diana’s relationship with Ransome
A Discovery of Witches season 3 episode three begins in the US where Matthew and Marcus arrive to deliver bad news. The scion will not be born. The mission seems lost. Meanwhile, Jack struggles to control his blood rage. He needs a cure fast. However, the episode shows that Satu is not pleased about Diana’s attention.
Although the plotline for this episode was pretty predictable, it was still interesting to see. While the plotline for Satu’s character was interesting, it didn’t make much sense. He was initially interested in Diana because of her mystical powers and felt she was her competition. But later, after the events of S01, he became enraged at Diana.
The series does have its fair share of emotional turnabouts. While Vampires have an unlimited amount of time to shift from one character to another, TV episodes have only about 45 minutes to flip characters. Philippe did a 180 on Diana in season 2, and Diana did the same in season 3. However, good reversals do not take away from the emotional truth. Ransome went from threatening to kill Matthew to shaking hands with him in one scene, and the scene expressed the important truth of moving on from past pain.
Diana’s relationship with Ransome is also complicated. Although she’s not entirely sure how she feels about Ransome, the episode provides a few good moments for her. While it was a shaky start for Diana’s relationship with Ransome, it was a happy ending for Ransome.
Matthew’s new relationship with Matthew doesn’t end when Ransome and Diana finally get together. He tells Diana that he is a vampire and a blood-raged vampire, but he’s not sure about his special qualities. He’s still in love with her, but he’s not sure she’s ready to make love to him.
After Marcus and Ransome have discussed their relationship, the children refuse to listen to him. However, Matthew insists that the children come first. As a result, he’s able to make a better connection with them. This is also a good opportunity for Marcus to soften Ransome’s stance on his plans.