Synopsis: The team scatters and each person begins living the ideal version of their life; the appearance of Ariel brings everyone together to investigate.
Review: Flynn returns to the Library thinking that all his work is done, but when he asks Jenkins about the whereabouts of Baird and the other Librarians Jenkins has no memory of them. Which prompts Flynn to investigate.
Flynn’s investigation leads him to a small town in the Washington where he finds Baird to be the towns chief of police while Cassandra is a celebrated astronaut/physicist, Stone a leading archaeologist and professor of everything and Jones is an FBI agent.
It turns out that Prospero has used his magic in order to enchant each team member with an ideal narrative driven story, which appeals to what they think their ideal lives would be. And in order to try and maintain the illusion Prospero has given Moriarty the job of keeping the team focused on their respective narratives.
The spell isn’t perfect though and pretty soon Flynn finds an unlikely ally in Ariel a fairy that chooses to help Flynn in exchange for her freedom.
I loved this idea of each team getting to have their ideal careers and thought it was a hoot that Ezekiel Jones the master thief would be working for the FBI.
We have some fabulous performances from the guest actors in this episode. David S. Lee makes a great return as Moriarty while newcomer to the series Hayley McLaughlin is fantastic fun and good value as Ariel, who I hope we get to see again at some point.
The story also ends on a wonderful cliffhanger for next weeks season finale, which will see the Librarians having to lock horns with prospero in order to keep magic from getting to out of control.
- Fun idea using narrative magic
- I wanted more Ariel
- Incidental Music9.5