In Review: The Librarians And The City Of Light

In a small country town, the hunt for a missing person finds what looks like an alien invasion.

Synopsis: In a small country town, the hunt for a missing person finds what looks like an alien invasion.

Review: This episode has a twist, but the twist happens fairly early on in the episode when we learn that the supposed alien invasion is a group of scientist misplaced between their time and our own.

As things unfold we learn that it was part of an experiment by genius scientist Nikola Tesla.

Much like last week the laughs are few in this episode, but it still has some nice light comedic moments, which mostly seem to come from the pairing of Cassandra and Ezekiel.

Baird is pretty much written out of the storyline early on, which allows for Jenkins to take the lead a little more, while what little action is thrown the way of Jake Stone, who also has a little bit of a romance with the towns maintenance lady Mabel Collins (Haley Webb), who turns out to be a part of Tesla’s experiment who was grounded in our reality in order to prepare the way to attempt to put things right.

Haley Webb does a fantastic job of providing a love interest for Stone and Christian Kane is forced to bring his absolute A – game to the table and absolutely has you believing in the romance. You really feel bad for the guy when it ends suddenly and the close of the episode while potentially a little to filled with sentiment for some was a nice note to end on.

One of the few moments of levity in the episode comes close to the end when Baird temporarily takes over Ezekiel Jone’s body in order to beat up one of the bad guys.

It be correct to say that this episode was more science fiction than fantasy, but it was a science fiction story, which had a lot of heart and also had something for the more romantically inclined.

The Librarians And The City Of Light
  • A nice scientific twist
  • Some may find the romance over egged
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Incidental Music
  • CGI

Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
10 Comments on this post.
  • Mary E Brewer
    27 January 2015 at 2:33 pm -

    Love #TheLibrarians such a refreshing show that we need right now! Fun, zany, witty and smart! Christian Kane brings his own magic to this show and rocks his role as #Stone! thanks for the share!

  • Louise Shive
    27 January 2015 at 2:41 pm -

    Throughout the season, Christian Kane has brought his A game for what he’s been given in the script. That’s what he does. It was wonderful to see him able to show his talent as a dramatic actor and finally be given more screen time. Christian Kane and John Larroquette are the best of the regular cast. Here’s hoping for a second season of The Librarians.

    • Ian Cullen
      27 January 2015 at 9:59 pm -

      As the reviewer I was particularly impressed that Christian Kane got to play out a romance in this episode. I think him paired with Larroquette and Romjin are the heart of this show.

      I’m gutted that we only have one episode to view here in the UK and really do hope that we get a second season of this wonderful show.

  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    27 January 2015 at 2:45 pm -

    I really enjoyed this, and the scifi fit in a world with “mathimagic,” so I wasn’t concerned.

  • Stacey
    27 January 2015 at 11:23 pm -

    WOW and WOW!! This #Kaniac was thoroughly impressed with the episode that had #ChristianKane front and center!! 😉 He and Jake are always willing to do the right thing 🙂 and Ezekiel thought there was something wrong??!! Eve was very cool in her “alien” role…Jenkins was his usual hilarious self and Cassie was sassy!! LOL LOVE how the characters continue to “morph” and they all work sooo well together…they “get” each other, have each other’s backs and never fail to entertain. 🙂 Here’s to the next chapter of #TheLibrarians #LibrariansS2

  • rampantgeekery
    28 January 2015 at 12:28 am -

    The thing I loved about Stone and Mabel’s little romance subplot, was that it wasn’t all about pure chemistry. Stone and Mabel being indisputably hot got each other curious, but it was the intellect they saw in each other that got them really interested, which was then cemented by some serious bonding over their similar life stories and appreciation for art and culture. Kane brought a serious level of yearning, denial and then bitter acceptance to those scenes. Pretty sure he and Haley stole that ep during their scenes together.

    • Ian Cullen
      28 January 2015 at 5:52 pm -

      Totally agree about the romance not being forced and how it was set up out of a mutual curiosity. As to the line, “He’s Australian. We don’t even get what he’s saying.” Well we have enough exposure to Australian soaps and drama series here in the UK. That they could probably hire a British Librarian to translate for them. Which could be funny.

  • jacquieshomebiz
    28 January 2015 at 11:03 am -

    I’m enjoying watching ‘The Librarians’ & having Christian Kane back on my television, each week. 10 episodes wasn’t nearly enough, so hoping for a season 2. My favourite moments from this episode was when Jake says, “He’s Australian. We don’t even know what he’s saying, half the time.” LOL And, near the end of the episode; the scene between Mabel & Stone, so sad. This was one of my favourite episodes of the season.

  • Beth Potkonicky Kredel
    29 January 2015 at 7:39 pm -

    I have loved every episode of this show! It was nice to see Christian Kane being taken out of his comfort zone as Jake. Renew this show TNT

  • Kindra Watson
    3 February 2015 at 2:37 pm -

    Loved your review of this episode! Having Christian Kane front and center is never a bad thing in my book. Learning more of #JacobStone’s background was great and the romance with Mabel was a highlight for me. The ending was heartbreaking but endearing. Here’s to hoping TNT will give us a season two.

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