In Review: The Librarians And The Final Curtain

The Librarians discover that Prospero's magic is wreaking havoc with the technology of the world; Flynn and Baird must travel back to 1611, while the rest of the team battles Prospero in the present.

Synopsis: The Librarians discover that Prospero’s magic is wreaking havoc with the technology of the world; Flynn and Baird must travel back to 1611, while the rest of the team battles Prospero in the present.

Review: Continuing the story from last week. The Librarians finally have their battle with the magician prospero, but it would seem that Flynn and Baird maybe making a big sacrifice in order to help the team defeat the cruel wizard.

This episode pretty much wraps the season up nicely and even has a bit of sentiment to it in that we see a touching scene toward the close of the story where Flynn and Baird bid farewell to the rest of the team.

Special mention has to go here to Richard Cox for his portrayal of Prospero throughout the series, but in this episode he really got to shine. 

The use of time travel in this story was particularly clever. I loved how Flynn created clues in 1611 in order for the team to pick up on in the present. Which included how the team could expel Prospero back into the world of fiction.

Every character in this episode has their moment to shine, but truthfully the episode mostly centres on what Flynn and Baird are up to in 1611 than it does on what is happening in the present.

In terms of incidental music for this episode. I did enjoy the music cues that channelled a bit of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Back To The Future’ when the team was in the time travel room.

The one thing I wasn’t happy with about this story was the resolution when it came to Baird and Flynn being returned to the present at the close of the episode. I’d have much preferred that they stayed in the past into the next series in order to give the others a focal point. But maybe I’m more a fan of Jones, Stone and Cassandra than I am of Flynn and Baird. It just seemed a bit much of a reset for my liking and undermined what was otherwise a really strong story.

Given how good this second series has proved to be after what was an astounding first season. I have some concerns on whether or not the writers and the team behind the show will be able to do in order to top themselves in the third season, but I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

9.6
The Librarians And The Final Curtain
  • Prospero and his final certain
  • The fact that Baird and Flynn were returned and the show was reset at the close
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.9
  • Incidental Music
    10
  • CGI
    9.0

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
4 Comments on this post.
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    5 January 2016 at 3:45 pm -

    I get what your saying, but I appreciated the lyricism of Flynn and Eve’s return. I agree that their going to be hard-pressed to to themselves though. 🙂

  • Louise Shive
    5 January 2016 at 11:43 pm -

    The final ep of The Librarians S2 was exciting, but I was disappointed in how Propero and Moriarty faded as characters. I hope

  • Beth Kredel
    5 January 2016 at 11:53 pm -

    If you followed Leverage, Jon Rogers and Dean Devlin don’t like to leave a cliff – hanger for the end of the season. They like to make sure that, if, God forbid, the show gets cancelled, that there’s a reasonable, sensible ending. I don’t plan on TNT nixing The Librarians for a very long time!!! I need my favorite entertainer, Christian Kane, on my TV, well, forever!

    • Ian Cullen
      6 January 2016 at 3:32 am -

      I can’t see them nixing it anytime soon, but do think they will have a difficult task ahead to top what they have done with the first two series. That said I’d love for them to dig into some of the King Arthur stuff that they explored a little in the first season.

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