Season 3 of A Discovery of Witches has come to its dramatic end, and we now have answers to some of the big problems that were plaguing our main cast of characters. The final episode sees our heroine Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) finding what she needs to harness her powers completely and defeating the people trying to destroy her household. It also gives us answers to one of the biggest questions of the series: will there be a future where all creatures (vampires, daemons, witches, and humans) can exist together, despite their differences, in peace and harmony?
For those who don’t know, the series is based on the best-selling book trilogy written by author Deborah Harkness. It begins with Diana, an American witch and scholar, and her discovery of a strange manuscript named Ashmole 782 in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. This manuscript, secretly known as The Book of Life, is the key that unlocks Diana’s dormant powers and brings into her life a cast of other witches, daemons, and vampires, one of which being Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode). The series follows both Diana and Matthew through their love story as they try to retrieve The Book of Life. So how does A Discovery of Witches’s third and final season wrap up any loose ends? We’ll explain.In the penultimate episode of Season 3, we are shown Diana finding out that her spouse Matthew has been taken captive by our vampire villain (and the son he disowned), Benjamin Fuchs (Jacob Ifan). Benjamin, in cahoots with Diana’s witch rival Satu, uses him as bait to lure in Diana as she inevitably attempts to rescue him.
With Baldwin’s (Peter McDonald) help, Diana and her friends realize that Matthew is being held at a creepy, abandoned hospital in Poland, and is being tortured in much the same way as his father Phillipe had been during the Second World War. They journey to Chelm to find Matthew in a state of delirium, but after recognizing that it is the work of a highly effective enchantment, Diana leaves him and her friends to confront the impending battle alone. She faces off against Satu (Malin Buska), and after defeating her relatively easily and taking her powers, uses her magic to conjure a bow and arrow to take down vampire Benjamin. “Justice,” she says as he dies on the floor. Justice, indeed.