Synopsis: Flynn leads his fellow Librarians on a mission to rescue the kidnapped Charlene, unwittingly ensnaring them in a subterranean trap filled with werewolves, led by Anubis and Apep.
Review: This week we see the return of Charlene who most fans will know best as Judson’s Personal Assistant from ‘The Librarian’ movies. She was last seen very briefly in the pilot for ‘The Librarians’ series in which she left the Library.
The episode starts when Flynn has a dream in which Charlene appears to him as a spirit and pretty much leads him to the conclusion that he needs to find her. As the episode moves forward we are reminded that Charlene was more than just Judson’s personal assistant. She was the first Guardian and it was her and Judson that defeated Apep the first time out.
When Flynn visits Charlene she is reluctant to go back to the library with him and only agrees when he tells her it is about Apep. When Flynn and Eve go back to get Charlene the building had been attacked and Charlene had left.
Long story short Flynn concocts a way to use the door to follow Charlene and winds up leading his fellow Librarians into a trap, which has cleverly been set by Apep with some help from Anubis and his army of Egyptian Werewolves.
From that point on the story becomes about Flynn, Jake, Jones and Cassandra trying to outsmart Apep and find a way to get to Charlene.
While all of this is going on Eve and Jenkins are trying to find the silo in which the gang is trapped. While all this is happening Jenkins tells Eve about how important Charlene is to the Library and tells her that the Library was set up in order to stop all the evil in the ongoing battle. He also tells her that before Judson and Charlene defeated Apep. The world was totally possessed by evil.
Basically this was a siege episode involving werewolves and does not really need more explanation than that. But don’t let the simplicity of the story fool you because it was a really strong opportunity for character development.
I loved that Ezekiel Jones was pretty much ready to commit a selfless act by giving his life to save his friends. I also loved the fact that the after effects of Jone’s transformation lingered on for a bit, which gave Jake a fantastic opportunity to play ball with him at the end of the episode.
The CGI figure of Anubis leading the werewolves was really, really cool.
The story ends with Flynn going off on his own to find Charlene, which once more leaves Eve in charge.
Thus far no main characters have died, but we do know its coming. So if you have any predictions about that. feel free to share in the comments. I think it may well be Jenkins. Which is the logical choice given that it would promote Flynn to caretaker and a series regular.
- The Good: Some great character beats
- The Bad: I'd liked to have seen a bit more of Charlene if only for the fantastic sarcastic banter
- Visual FX9.8
- Incidental Music9.3