In Review: The Librarians And The Happily Ever Afters

The team scatters and each person begins living the ideal version of their life; the appearance of Ariel brings everyone together to investigate.

Synopsis: The team scatters and each person begins living the ideal version of their life; the appearance of Ariel brings everyone together to investigate.

Review: Flynn returns to the Library thinking that all his work is done, but when he asks Jenkins about the whereabouts of Baird and the other Librarians Jenkins has no memory of them. Which prompts Flynn to investigate.

Flynn’s investigation leads him to a small town in the Washington where he finds Baird to be the towns chief of police while Cassandra is a celebrated astronaut/physicist, Stone a leading archaeologist and professor of everything and Jones is an FBI agent.

It turns out that Prospero has used his magic in order to enchant each team member with an ideal narrative driven story, which appeals to what they think their ideal lives would be. And in order to try and maintain the illusion Prospero has given Moriarty the job of keeping the team focused on their respective narratives.

The spell isn’t perfect though and pretty soon Flynn finds an unlikely ally in Ariel a fairy that chooses to help Flynn in exchange for her freedom.

I loved this idea of each team getting to have their ideal careers and thought it was a hoot that Ezekiel Jones the master thief would be working for the FBI.

We have some fabulous performances from the guest actors in this episode. David S. Lee makes a great return as Moriarty while newcomer to the series Hayley McLaughlin is fantastic fun and good value as Ariel, who I hope we get to see again at some point. 

The story also ends on a wonderful cliffhanger for next weeks season finale, which will see the Librarians having to lock horns with prospero in order to keep magic from getting to out of control.

The Librarians And The Happily Ever Afters
  • Fun idea using narrative magic
  • I wanted more Ariel
  • Story
  • Acting
  • CGI
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
2 Comments on this post.
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    29 December 2015 at 1:21 am -

    It was lovely, and the finale is even better. 😀

  • mentdijinn
    29 December 2015 at 1:41 pm -

    Loved hear the happily ever afters #Stones was a little boring and predictable but still loved hearing talk about it.. Love The Librarians and so happy that we have a season three! #TenEpisodesAreNotEnough tho! Hoping TNT will give us more! Thanks!

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