In Review: The Librarians And The Cost Of Education

Students start to vanish at a university founded by a mad historian who believed in alternate dimensions.

Synopsis: Students start to vanish at a university founded by a mad historian who believed in alternate dimensions.

Review: Not only is this a fantastic episode for Lindy Booth’s Cassandra. It also gives Cassandra someone with a similar interest to play off of in the form of Kasha Kropinski who plays Lucky Lucy Lyons, who has unintentionally built a device, which is opening the gateway between our dimension and the magical realm.

Although the octopus tentacle coming through the portal to pick off those people displaying massive ego is a bit of fun to watch. It makes for some fantastic moments between Ezekiel Jones and Jake Stone. Jake egging Ezekiel on to be his most egotistical, which is massive fun to watch.

Added to this Stone gets to do his bit as a university lecturer when he gets the students to identify where the most prominent buildings are in the University. A task that reveals that the ground of the building were designed as a magical summoning circle.

Despite all of these great character moments. This is very much Cassandra’s moment to shine and shine she does especially when she makes her speech about the difference between doing the prudent thing verses doing the right thing. Prudence being the action that Jenkins would prefer, but Cassandra stands up against Jenkins and with a little help from Baird and the rest of the team. She sets about doing the right thing.

It’s an action that gets Cassandra noticed by the Ladies Of The Lake, which makes for an interesting scene between Cassandra and Jenkins by the close of the episode.

Given that the first season of the show dipped its toe into Arthurian legends. It be interesting to see if the Ladies Of The Lake get another outing towards the close of this series.

Great episode. Easily as good a the previous episode when it comes to developing the characters.



The Librarians And The Cost Of Education
  • Lindy Booth's Cassandra being centre stage and making a stand
  • The Tenticle was so bad. It was good.
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Incidental Music
  • CGI

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6 Comments on this post.
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    24 November 2015 at 4:35 pm -

    Great episode. What’s awesome is the Head Lady of the Lake is played by Beth Riesgraf, Parker from Leverage.

  • mentdijinn
    25 November 2015 at 3:47 pm -

    Wonderful to see Beth Riesgraf on The Librarians.. This show has some of the best guest stars! Makes it even more fun to watch to see who will show up next!

  • Clarike Wieman
    25 November 2015 at 6:39 pm -

    Another great episode! It was really Cassandra’s shining moment, but I also loved Jenkins ‘splash, bhssssss’ at the beginning when he explains how Wexler’s head exploded, Jacob Stone (#ChristianKane) and Ezekiel’s discussion in the golf cart AND of course the appearance of #BethRiesgraf as #LadyoftheLake! Cannot wait to see more!

    • Ian Cullen
      25 November 2015 at 9:16 pm -


      I’ll second all of the above. But for me its the comic banter between Stone and Ezekiel in the golf cart.

  • Matthew Chi Yan See
    28 November 2015 at 12:17 am -

    I can only presume that Raissa Devereux and mentdijinn have not forgotten that Christian Kane was also in Leverage and it was a series co-created by The Librarians developer John Rogers.

    • Ian Cullen
      28 November 2015 at 12:56 am -


      I don’t think Raissa or myself have forgotten that. I’ve been fortunate enough to have interviewed John Rogers a few times on our podcast SFP-NOW back when he was doing Leverage and last year just prior to the Launch of Librarians.

      I think Raissa was just saying that it was nice to see Beth Riesgraf again. And it would have been nice seeing her on the show irrespective of the connection with Leverage:)