Synopsis: The Librarians two front battle comes to a head when the Library is simultaneously infiltrated by DOSA and Apep. Flynn, Baird, Stone, Cassandra, Ezekiel and Jenkins must all put aside their differences in an attempt to save the Library, the world and themselves.
Review: The season three finale hits all the right buttons to fuel the amount of fan excitement and offers up a few surprises along the way.
The first surprise is that none of the principal characters actually die, which flies in the face of some of the hype perpetuated by the studio with regard to the show. In fact it turned out to be a double bluff.
Flynn is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice in his bid to put an end to Apep, but of course the other Librarians and Baird would not have any of it and ultimately find a way to save Flynn and the Library by combining their skills and magical gifts. The gift, which the Monkey King bestowed on Jake in last week’s episode came in most useful in helping take Apep down.
The journey to the final confrontation with Apep was a fun one. For most the season it has been revealed that DOSA had his remains, and it is thanks to DOSA with a little help from Baird that Apep is able to finally access the Library. Baird had the tough job of convincing the other Librarians and Jenkins that she had gone over to DOSA and was working with them to strip the Library of all artefacts. In fact I as a viewer was convinced for a brief time, but the one thing that gave her away was her concern for the other Librarians and Jenkins. It was a clever manipulation of audience expectation by the writers. But to those that know the show probably didn’t buy it.
Vanessa Williams had a lot to do in this episode as the head of DOSA and her scenes with Baird were a lot of fun, but the final scenes in which she becomes all to aware of the importance of the Library was fun. I just hope that this isn’t the end of DOSA though. It would be nice to see them used in another series, but more as a compliment to the Library as apposed to being in opposition.
As season finales go. This was pretty strong. It tied up all the seasons loose plot threads and was a big moment for Flynn’s character. I also loved the brief appearance by Bob Newhart as Judson when he appears alongside Charlene in the Mirror shortly after Flynn’s conversation.
Those familiar with the three ‘Librarian’ television movies will be familiar with Judson. So it was nice to see him called upon if only in image only.
There was lots to enjoy in this episode. And it was great that the darker tone of this season did not take away any of the shows good natured humour and fun.
- Visual FX9.8
- Incidental Music9.8