Synopsis: After the world is morphed into a horrible and unrecognizable place – one where the library never existed – it’s up to Baird to bring the Librarians together before this bleak, knowledge-less world becomes the new reality.
Review: The season four finale sees Baird in a world where imagination, knowledge and creative thought no longer exist. It’s a bleak colorless world ruled by The Company.
The way in which this episode is shot is reminiscent of ‘1984’. It’s color but its very grey as well. As if life has been sucked out of it. Baird finds herself in this world and is tasked with first and foremost remembering the Library. To that end, she attempts to visualize elements of the library in her head so she is able to later find Stone, Ezekiel, and Cassandra and explain it to them.
When Baird catches up with the Librarians she finds that Stone is a used car salesman, Cassandra is working on a factory production line and Ezekiel is a game show host of the most popular game show in this world, which isn’t hard given that it is the only game show on.
Just when it looks like Baird is getting somewhere she winds up getting captured by Nicole, but thankfully Baird has done enough to inspire the Librarians to find her and Flynn.
By the time the group is reunited and back together again they have to combine their imaginations and talents in order to manifest the Library back into existence.
Okay. For me, this was a pretty good season finale. It serviced all the characters and it was fun watching Stone, Ezekiel and Cassandra gradually awaken to their roles as Librarians and realize their talents. Rachel Nichols was pure evil as Nicole and seemed to relish in it. I’ve only ever seen Nichols play a more heroic but serious character before this. So it has been good to see her become a villain even though it was kind of your over the top comic book type villain.
Noah Wyle returns to the series and we eventually wind up where everything started thanks to some help from a time-traveling toaster.
Overall. This was a fun adventure and if the series ends here. I think most people will be satisfied by the knowledge that there is still a Library and the Librarians are still out there saving us from ourselves. But like most fans out there. I’m hoping that we will get a 5th season, but hopefully with a much stronger story arc. While I’ve enjoyed most of the episodes this season. The story arc involving the tethering has been a little weak and in parts felt like a do-over of the first season.
All that said. It has still been a fun ride and like most fans of the show. I was amazingly happy with how things turned out in the end. As in the return of an immortal Jenkins thanks to Flynn and Bairds last minute time-traveling escapade.
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