Episode 6 is the sixth episode of the second season of A Discovery of Witches. It is also the fourteenth episode overall in the series.

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Philippe provokes Matthew and pushes him to reveal his blood rage to Diana. Diana learns of the prophecy which predicted her arrival, and Matthew tells Diana how Philippe died. Diana and Matthew are married.[2]

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Matthew pries the bloodied sword from Diana’s hands and it is later revealed that this attack was all apparently planned by Philippe, as he didn’t trust her and wanted to test Diana’s loyalty.

Diana is not happy with this revelation and she walks away. Philippe notices Ysabeau’s ring on her finger. Diana is haunted by her actions, especially as she actively wanted to kill the man.

“What am I becoming?” She asks Matthew, as she walks away.

Back in the present, Ysabeau notices that there’s something wrong in the house and suspects it’s linked to the books. Realizing there could be a message inside one of them, she gathers Sarah and Emily together and begins sifting through the various texts.

In 1590, Philippe confronts Matthew about Ysabeau and the ring. He realizes that he’s dead in the present and wants answers. Matthew refuses to acknowledge details of the future, eventually leading to the duo engaging in a sword fight.

While they duel, Diana heads inside Philippe’s chamber and notices a map marked with all the different witch covens. Touching the map, Diana channels her energy and somehow manages to move the ink markers to random locations.

The fight eventually spills inside as Philippe tells Diana about his son’s blood-rage. Matthew refuses to divulge the truth about how his Father dies, eventually collapsing on the ground in a heap. However, Diana now understands why they can’t truly be mated, especially because of the aforementioned blood-rage. Diana doesn’t care though and comforts her lover. Together, Matthew divulges the truth that Philippe was using Matthew as an assassin to take out his own kind.

Diana is furious and confronts Philippe about what he’s done. However, she’s caught off-guard when Philippe kindly tells her he did this to try and make their faith in each other waver.

As Diana lectures Philippe about his legacy, she eventually tells him that she’s worthy of bearing his son. As lightning crackles all around her, Diana shows off her power before eventually admitting to him that she loves Matthew, and that should be enough.

After proving their love to one another, Diana and Matthew talk in private. It turns out Philippe was taken in World War II and held in the Nazi Death camps. They used witches to extract his memories and tortured the vampire to such a degree that he eventually begged for death. It was a horrendous way to go; especially after a 3 month period of torture, and in the end Matthew was the one to grant this small mercy to his father.

Philippe takes Diana and Matthew to an ancient site and tells the duo that they’re to be wed in two days’ time. Placing their hands in the middle of a broken stone pillar, a stag shows up and seems to give its blessing toward the union. As it walks away, Philippe explains that Artemis has accepted their gift and now they can be married.

The ceremony goes off without a hitch and the pair eventually sleep together. After their night-time antics, Matthew and Diana part ways with Philippe after he accepts Diana into his family as a daughter. He even forgives Matthew too, before watching them ride off.

In the present, Ysabeau finds a note left behind by Philippe, one that confirms he’s found peace. He reveals that Matthew and Diana are journeying to Bohemia and fears there are difficult times ahead for the pair. He knows that he and Ysabeau are parted in the future but promises to hold her close to his heart always.

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  • All Season 2 episodes were made available to watch on Sky's streaming service on January 8, 2021. However, this episode officially aired on Sky One on February 12, 2021.

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