In Review: The Librarians And The Drowned Book

After spending time apart, the librarians are drawn back together when a strange storm hits Manhattan, while Jenkins learns the Library is unstable.

Synopsis: After spending time apart, the librarians are drawn back together when a strange storm hits Manhattan, while Jenkins learns the Library is unstable.

Review: Flynn and the team go up against Shakespeare’s Prospero and Jame Moriarty as they attempt take over the world via the use of the magical ley lines that were reactivated in the shows first season.

The team are reunited to Manhattan as they are each summoned by their flick books to hunt down several different objects in the museum. Moriarty who Flynn mistakes initially for Sherlock Holmes is doing all he can to charm Eve. While Ezekiel Jones, Jake and Cassandra are all seeking different objects, which are all elements in Prospero’s magical spell to whip up a nasty storm.

The resolution of this story happened quite quickly, but ended things with Prospero and Moriarty getting away, which suggests to me that they are to be the main villains this year.

It was nice to see the team back together again and the humor in the series is still quite prevalent.  I particularly enjoyed the moment where Ezekiel, Jake and Cassandra wind up bickering like kids and realise the the reason that they could not work well together on their own terms was because they didn’t have Eve’s leadership.

David S. Lee proves to be pretty good value as Professor James Moriarty and Richard Cox made for a pretty good Prospero.

I look forward to seeing how this opening story resolved when Syfy here in the UK show the second episode next week.

8.8
The Librarians And The Drowned Book
  • Great to see the team back
  • I felt the final few minutes were a bit rushed
  • Story
    8.5
  • Acting
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.0
  • Visual FX
    8.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net 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: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    3 November 2015 at 2:31 pm -

    The first two eps. are really good. The problem for them now is they hit the ground running with Matt Frewer last year, and he’s going be a tough act to follow. The newbie baddies will find their footing.

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