Synopsis: Baird finds herself moving through alternate realities, but the one constant appears to be her own inescapable demise.
Review: To use an American analogy. This episode, the season one finale hit a grand slam.
Much of what we seen from earlier episodes as well as one particular fun element from the original Librarian television movie all came together in this episode and threaded into a fun story.
We see the return of the brilliant Matt Frewer as the the villainous Dulaque and by the close of the episode we finally learn who he really is. Added to that revelation is the true identity of Jenkins, who once again is played to perfection by John Larroquette.
The story centres on the loom of fate, which is an artifact that magically keeps track of time, but when Dulaque snips the thread, which is close to the time of Camelot it sends Baird and Flynn on a journey through three completely different parralell worlds in which Stone, Cassandra and Ezekiel Jones are the Librarian, but in a fun twist the Flynn that is travelling with Baird doesn’t seem to have ever taken on the mantle as the Librarian nor does he remember it, which allows Noah Wyle to show regress his character back to the scatter brained intellectual from the first television movie, which was fun to watch.
I love that the fact that in each time line we got to see how each of the librarians might have evolved had they taken on the mantle individually. I thought Lindy Booth as Cassandra had the most interesting universe to play in and the fact that she could use magic within that particular realm was pretty fun to watch.
I also thought it was pretty clever that several of the artifacts tied into this story. For example in the time line where Ezekiel is running things. Stuff did not resolve quite so neatly with the haunted house story, which saw the annex being under siege by a load of ghosts.
Special mention has to go to both Noah Wyle and Rebecca Romijn who do much of the running in this particular story.
If this happens to be the final ever episode of ‘The Librarians,’ which I hope isn’t the case. This story ties things up rather nicely, but leaves just enough mystery for writers of fan fiction to play around with should the series not return.
I’m with the majority of fans on Twitter and those great people that have been commenting when I say that I would really love to see another series of this brilliant show, but maybe with a few more episodes.
- Fantastic story
- I'd have liked for us to have spent a little more time in the different universes.
- Incidental Music9.5