‘A Discovery Of Witches’ 1×04 Recap: “Episode 4”

Last week, Mathew & Diana grew closer & many worried about it. This week, Mathew takes Diana away, lớn protect her and help her. As the tension between them continues to rise, the dam of our feels comes dangerously close to lớn breaking. Let’s recap!

Warning: It’s about khổng lồ get spoiler-y! 

Mathew và Diana arrive at his home where his mother, Ysabeau de Clermont, is waiting for them. It’s a mouthful, but it sounds like this–Ees-a-bow.

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She’s a stoic woman, if not a bit cold too. Diana is introduced lớn Marthe as well who seems much sweeter than Ysabeau. Mathews lets them know that Diana is exhausted và Ysabeau offers khổng lồ make a room for her. Mathew cuts in quickly that it won’t be necessary. She’ll sleep in his tower.


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Back in Oxford, Marcus và Miriam are talking about the research & the Ashmole book. Marcus discovers Juliette in Mathew’s apartment–who is searching for. Marcus refuses lớn divulge where he is and adds that he doesn’t think of her, ever. Feeling angered she attacks him. Miriam is there in a flash & the three of them have it out.

Not liking the two against one, Juliette takes her leave, telling them to let her know when Mathew returns. Miriam responds, “Eternity’s a long time to lớn be chasing a man who doesn’t want you, Juliette.”

If there was ever a burn that was beautiful and stung at the same time, this is it.

At Mathew’s mother’s home, or should we say castle, Mathew confronts his mother, telling her he doesn’t want a fight with her. She tells him that she doesn’t want a fight either, but remind him that it was witches that killed his father–her husband.

As Diana sleeps, she dreams. Và we’ve seen her dreams, they’re uber creepy. Nothing good. She dreams of her mother và then is suddenly swathed in spiderwebs, like in the dreams before. She shoots awake to lớn her aunts Sarah và Emily calling her. She explains she left because of Knox & Emily is glad because Knox used to harass Diana’s parents too.

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When Diana lets them know where’s she gone, Sarah is quick and tells her to get out fast. Diana is confused & she explains that Ysabeau has killed many witches over the decades–in South America, the same region where Diana’s parents were killed. Diana is spooked but also determined lớn not give up with Mathew, even if it means warming up to lớn Ysabeau.

Agatha comes lớn the congregation in Venice và both Knox and Satu sense her presence, and it isn’t welcome. While they want her support, they won’t tell her about the book.

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All leaders of their species–witches, daemons, & vampires come together with their keys to lớn hold a meeting. Knox, the one who’s called the meeting believes laws have been broken by Mathew, but we obviously know different. He says Mathew has kidnapped a witch. Many are stunned, but Gerbert & Domenico tóm tắt a secret look.

In France, Mathew is studying the crime scene photos of Diana’s parents and discovers something that shocks him.

He and Diana wander about the castle, and Diana confesses that she knows about Ysabeau’s killing of witches. Mathew insists that it has nothing to vì with Diana.

Back in Oxford, Miriam và Marcus are in the lab looking over results. Marcus demands to know about his và she admits that there are certain markers in his that are lượt thích those of others who couldn’t sire.


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Mathew and Diana go out riding on horses. Ysabeau notes khổng lồ Marthe that Diana’s bewitched him. #Bishmont has definitely bewitched us!

At the congregation meeting, Knox is still pushing the abduction, showing “evidence” of Mathew stalking Diana và then her sudden disappearance. Gerbert chimes in that he must be taken tài khoản of. It’s the daemon’s that are confused about this.

So much is suddenly brought to light–both lies và truths. Satu lies about Diana not being a powerful witch, but then Baldwin, leader of the vampires, finds it interesting since she pulled up the Ashmole book AKA Book of Life. That book is causing so much trouble!

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Agatha is shocked. Knox rolls his eyes & tells them she doesn’t have it but has called it up. Baldwin quiets everyone, saying he’ll send a Congregation representative lớn talk to lớn Mathew và settle everything once & for all.

In France, Diana and Mathew are in a heated discussion. He wants to protect her, but she refuses khổng lồ hide. He then tells her about what he discovered from studying the photographs of her parents. They were staged & tells her that they weren’t killed by humans as she thought, but killed by witches.

At the Congregation, Knox studies Diana’s file và is approached by Satu who feels betrayed. He takes control of her with a spell và reminds her that she was brought here to lớn be his ally, not to question him, và then is thrown back onto the table. He presses an invisible weight down on her, threatening her life.

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Elsewhere, Agatha is studying alchemy symbols & then coming across certain ones, she calls her son, wanting lớn speak khổng lồ Sophie. She asks about the statue. Sophie doesn’t completely understand it, but she explains her visions to Agatha and it shakes Agatha lớn the core. It seems that this special statue is meant for Diana with the way she describes her, but she can’t envision Mathew và only describes him as “her dark king”. Agatha tells Sophie she knows who it is but for her to lớn stay away from her so that she won’t get mixed up in it.

In France, Ysabeau finds the photos. Mathew tells her that Diana knows about them và adds that he admires her because of her bravery. He is falling so hard for Diana. Out with it, Mathew!

Diana is spotted by Ysabeau as she comes down lớn see her husband’s office. She asks how he was killed. Ysabeau is offended, but khổng lồ try and lessen the ache she shares that her parents were murdered. She’s trying to lớn reach out, which shows that bravery Mathews “admires” so much.

Ysabeau shares some advice with her. “Whoever did it, make them pay. It doesn’t take the pain away, but it helps.”

Impressing your boyfriend’s mother never seemed so difficult until now.

They all sit down lớn dinner and it’s wonderfully lavish. A formal affair. Afterward, they relax by the fireplace & Mathew turns the phonograph on. He takes a turn around the floor, nhảy with his mother. They’re masterfully regal. On the next one, he dances with Diana. She’s all nerves because she’s not a good dancer. That doesn’t stop us from swooning over them.


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As they spin around on the dance floor, Diana begins to lớn glow. Everyone gasps including us.

Later on, they walk on the grounds. Diana admits that she’s glad he’s around when all of this magic is happening. In a sudden breath, he sweeps her into a kiss in response.

In Oxford, Gillian bids farewell lớn guests. A fellow witch who’d experienced the witch wind with her, confirms that Diana is with Mathew at his family home. Gillian is still standing on the fence about Diana. She believes Diana just doesn’t understand everything, including the congregation. She is then told that it’s up to them to lớn find out what Mathew is up lớn in Oxford.

As Mathew and Diana continue to lớn enjoy their night, Mathew stops at sensing something. Well, someone. Domenico, actually.

Domenico tells him that he has a lot to answer for. Ysabeau and Marthe appear behind Mathew & Diana. Domenico chuckles at this, unfazed by the intimidation technique. He tells Diana that she is wanted for questioning by the Congregation and that she must hand over the Book of Life.

Mathew tells him that she isn’t going anywhere. Domenico, realizing that it’s true, that Mathew has fallen for Diana, says that he is breaking the Covenant. Diana is confused. Mathew turns & tenderly touches Diana’s cheek. That moment is actually quite heartbreaking.

In a rush, Ysabeau has Marthe send Diana back into the house as Mathew wraps his arms around Domenico’s neck, threatening lớn kill him if he moves. His message was received & this was the answer. Domenico threatens to hunt them down saying, “Even De Clermonts can die.”

Ysabeau is surprised to know about the Book of Life. Mathew admits that it drew him khổng lồ Diana at first & it’s not now. She tells him, in an effort to protect him, that he should hand her over. They won’t kill him if he does, but will if he doesn’t.

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Diana asks Marthe about the Covenant. The Covenant prevented interspecies relationships because a long time ago it was believed that interspecies mating could lead lớn an upset in the balance of power. Diana asks what would happen if it was broken, but nobody knows because it’s never been done.

Mathew arrives và tells her there is nothing to lớn worry about because they will not break the Covenant. She is heartbroken. He furthers it, obviously trying to get her angry at him so that she’ll hate him.

A phone điện thoại tư vấn interrupts them. The lab has been broken into & Mathew must go back to Oxford to take care of it, but Diana will remain here. She gets angry because he’s making decisions for her again.

Ysabeau promises to lớn guard Diana. He still ignores her even though she professes that she loves him. She steps in his path, but he won’t say it. She follows after him, refusing khổng lồ let him go.

As he drives away, Diana is seen in the rearview mirror. Heartbroken tears streak her face. Clouds overhead release heavy rain & as heavy as they come down at Diana’s will, they suddenly change direction and rise to the sky. (Possibly witch water?)

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Such a sad ending khổng lồ this episode of A Discovery of Witches! Our hearts are just a little broken. How are you doing after the episode? Let’s chat about it in the comments below!