In Review: The Librarians And The Loom Of Fate

Baird finds herself moving through alternate realities, but the one constant appears to be her own inescapable demise.

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.

 

9.8
The Librarians And The Loom Of Fate
  • Fantastic story
  • I'd have liked for us to have spent a little more time in the different universes.
  • Story
    10
  • Acting
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.5
  • CGI
    9.5

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
10 Comments on this post.
  • Mary E. Brewer
    3 February 2015 at 1:59 pm -

    Thoroughly enjoying the show #TheLibrarians with #ChristianKane. and so looking forward to many more seasons!

  • Louise Shive
    3 February 2015 at 2:29 pm -

    Enjoyed every episode of The Librarians and thought that The Loom of Fate was a fitting ending to the first season. The threads of the Arthurian legend came together, but with enough space to revisit it in the next season. There wasn’t enough of my favorite, Christian Kane, as usual, but maybe the second season will remedy that.

  • Kindra Watson
    3 February 2015 at 2:42 pm -

    I loved #TheLibrarians! It is a fun witty family type of show that you don’t see on tv anymore. Also having #ChristianKane back on my tv every week was a bonus! #RenewTheLibrarians

  • Barb
    3 February 2015 at 3:32 pm -

    The first 10 episodes were not enough. I’m hoping that a second season is warranted.

  • Karen Cheadle
    3 February 2015 at 4:09 pm -

    I loved all the episodes of #The Librarians, but the finale was especially interesting. I loved the scene where #Christian Kane kissed Baird and she said, “Nope, nope…..”

  • Sandy
    3 February 2015 at 5:09 pm -

    Absolutely love The Librarians! Best new show in a long time. I did not miss one single episode and can’t wait for another season! Being a major fan of ChristianKane makes it my favorite show!

  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    3 February 2015 at 9:27 pm -

    I totally want the rest of their version of The Arthurian Legend. I got the impression that the famous triangle is the least of what went wrong back there.

  • Lori Banasik
    3 February 2015 at 11:18 pm -

    We love The Librarians! Please give us a season 2!

  • Tammie Crews
    4 February 2015 at 1:27 am -

    I loved The Librarians!!My husband even enjoyed it.Im ready for LibrariansS2

  • Lorelei
    5 February 2015 at 6:39 am -

    Love #ChristianKane and #TheLibrarians. Can’t wait for season 2!

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