It’s only been two days since the season 3 finale, and I haven’t even had a chance to write my review of the season as a whole. THAT’S how much a hit TNT has with The Librarians, which is officially renewed for a fourth season!
Sunday’s finale felt a tad rushed, given the slow build-up from the rest of the season. But I’m looking forward to seeing this series continue. I want to know what the prophecy of “Eve Baird will change the fate of the Library forever” really entails. Keep an eye out for my review of season three, coming soon!
Welcome back, TV lovers! With mid-season finales around every corner, our recaps are getting shorter. But never fear! We’ll be back in full swing after the holidays. On TNT’s Librarians, Ezekiel is the only one aware that the team is stuck in a time loop. Can he get the team to take him seriously, or is he doomed to seeing his friends die over and over? And over on the CW, Jane and Rafael are forced to resolve their ending argument from last week for the sake of Mateo.
I know no one likes to be shouted at, especially on the internet, but seriously, WHY aren’t you watching The Librarians yet? This TNT series is one of the best shows to come out within the past year! And to prep you for the upcoming second season, Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights so you can binge-watch!
Don’t have a Hulu subscription? Don’t worry, TNT will be marathoning The Librarian movies this Friday and the first season on Saturday. 6pm Eastern time on October 30th, you can watch Quest for the Spear, Return to King Solomon’s Mines, and The Judas Chalice back to back. And in consideration of the human need to sleep, TNT isn’t marathoning Season One until 10am on the 31st. So you’ll be all caught up in time for the Season Two premiere on November 1st.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and watch The Librarians! If by some chance you aren’t sated, come back here and I’ll give you a sneak peek of what’s ahead of Season Two.
I NEED TO KNOW THAT THIS SHOW IS GETTING A SEASON TWO. NOW. Is this what it felt like for Leverage fans after the season 5 finale? How did you lot survive!? The writers have tied up just enough ends to sate the viewers if the show doesn’t get renewed, but there’s still an open plot door or two they can use if they DO get a second season.
Flynn enlists Eve and the L.I.T.s to help bring back the Library, but villainous mastermind Dulaque has other plans. He uses the doorway they’ve opened to the Void to find The Loom of Fate. Eve and Flynn try to stop him, but Dulaque cuts the fabric on the loom to change history and stop the fall of Camelot. Eve and Flynn are hurtled across alternate timelines in which Flynn never became Librarian. Eve must help Flynn realize his potential and set history right – even if the cost is her life.
Sleepy Hollow‘s off this week, which works out pretty great considering The Librarians was a two-fer. (Next Tuesday’s post is going to be dreadfully long, I apologize ahead of time to both readers and editors). Anyway, this means I can devote more of my words to the awesome that is TNT’s The Librarians, which is great since we learned A LOT about Cassandra Cillian this week.
“And the Rule of Three” (1×07)
On what is supposed to be their day off, the Librarians can’t catch a break. Each of them is taking advantage of the “free time” to use the Annex resources for work (Eve and Cassandra) or play (Stone and Ezekiel). The clippings book has a magical spazz attack and points them in the direction of a STEM fair, much to Cassandra’s glee. All we’ve known about Cassandra’s upbringing is that her parents squashed the belief in Santa at the age of three because they worried it would stunt her intellectual development. Their dedication to her academic achievements is further illuminated as Cassie vicariously re-lives the joy of academic competition while investigating.
So the next few weeks of recaps from me will be a little weird because I’m covering The Librarians AND Sleepy Hollow in one post. My ratings systems for each of the shows will not change from previous recaps, although you will inevitably notice I rate each of them differently. Librarians gives us an excellent romp in a town overrun by fairytales, but Sleepy Hollow’s a (not entirely worthless) letdown involving angels and demons. Funnily enough, the title of this week’s Sleepy Hollow was actually referenced in The Librarians: Jacob Stone looks at a very old tome and geeks out. “The Annotated Paradise Lost?!” According to Jenkins, we don’t wanna know who it’s annotated by. Is it Satan? I bet it’s Satan.
So, after a quick-and-dirty intro to the first four episodes, it’s time for a proper recap of The Librarians. This week is “And the Apple of Discord.” Remember that each episode title is modeled after the movie titles, which in turn were likely influenced by Indiana Jones flicks. This episode features the return of Flynn, more hints about Jenkins and Dulaque’s history, and glimpses of everyone’s “Dark Side.”
If you’re not a fan of subtitles, the cold open involving two lost Japanese twenty-somethings might leave you disoriented and later wondering if they made it out alive. Don’t fear, fellow viewer, because the Librarians are similarly disoriented – earthquakes are cropping up all over the globe as a result of magic. It’s only when Flynn bursts through the door dramatically that we learn what magic: dragons.
The Doctor put it best when he said “Books! Best weapons in the world! Arm yourself!” Certainly that applies to TNT’s latest series, The Librarians, based off of the made-for-TV movie franchise The Librarian. In the movies, Flynn Carsen (played by Noah Wyle of E.R.) is a brilliant but insecure fellow recruited to work at the Metropolitan Public Library. Instead of a safe job cataloging books, however, he’s thrown into a world of secret magical artifacts and protecting the world from those who would abuse the power.
The franchise bore three films: Quest for the Spear, Return to King Solomon’s Mines, and Quest for the Judas Chalice. The world set up by the films has always hinted at a bigger plan than just collecting and archiving magic artifacts. The Quest for the Judas Chalice specifically referred to an ages-long war between good and evil, with the Library representing the side of good. The Librarians TV series is finally exploring that war. The first episode features Flynn, now ten years into his run as The Librarian, and he’s somewhat hardened by his work. When The Library recruits Colonel Eve Baird to be his Guardian, he turns her away, claiming he’s always done fine on his own. But the two team up when they realize someone is assassinating potential Librarians as part of a larger plot.