In Review: The Librarians – And The Hollow Men

hile chasing one of the Library's missing artifacts, Flynn is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger with both amnesia and a collection of all the Library's missing artifacts.

Synopsis: While chasing one of the Library’s missing artifacts, Flynn is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger with both amnesia and a collection of all the Library’s missing artifacts.

Review: The mystery of why the Library has been seemingly been moving things around in seemingly random ways finally gets solved in this episode, which sees Flynn return only to be kidnapped. And Baird and the team in a race against time to both rescue him and save the library, but they will have to deal with Moriarty who seeks a magical staff of Zarathustra his master Prospero.

This episode is mostly about Flynn who learns that his kidnapper is the human embodiment of the Library, but the problem is the library’s intelligence can’t remember anything other than the four month that it has been in human form. Realising the situation Flynn must take the library’s human host to retrieve the staff of Zarathustra, which can be used to return all the memories and information back to the library, but they are in a race against Moriarty in order to get to it.

Back at the library Jenkins, Cassandra and the rest of the team are preparing for the worst. The library is dying due to its operating system being amiss. All they can seemingly do is wait and see if Flynn can come through and reconnect the library’s intelligence with the library.

There was some fantastic stuff for Noah Wyle in that as his character of Flynn shares and adventure with Ray / Spirit of the Library who was played brilliantly by Drew Powell.

Baird also gets some good scenes with David S. Lee’s Moriarty who plans a few seeds in Baird, which bring her to the realization that a stable relationship between her and Flynn is never going to be on the cards because he is always running. Moriarty pretty much manipulates her to a point, but she still isn’t playing ball.

I loved how Moriarty said that he had no other choice than to become  a master criminal because that was how he was written… An argument which kind of falls flat, but what was interesting was when he told Baird that he and her were than planners and builders.

Sadly the rest of the Librarians didn’t really get to much to do. Though Stone charging Moriarty’s men was a fun moment.

All in all this was a nice episode with some fantastic moments, but hope that we get to see more from the rest of the team next week. Not that I’m against Flynn, but I’ve kind of gotten used to the team and would love to see some more development for Ezekiel Jones.

The Librarians - And The Hollow Men
  • Flynn's scenes with Ray/The Spirit Of The Library
  • I felt the other characters were a little to sidelined
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Incidental Music
  • CGI

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:
One Comment
  • mentdijinn
    2 December 2015 at 7:30 pm -

    Wonderful as usual episode of The Librarians.. Can’t wait for more!

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