Synopsis: The Librarians discover that Prospero’s magic is wreaking havoc with the technology of the world; Flynn and Baird must travel back to 1611, while the rest of the team battles Prospero in the present.
Review: Continuing the story from last week. The Librarians finally have their battle with the magician prospero, but it would seem that Flynn and Baird maybe making a big sacrifice in order to help the team defeat the cruel wizard.
This episode pretty much wraps the season up nicely and even has a bit of sentiment to it in that we see a touching scene toward the close of the story where Flynn and Baird bid farewell to the rest of the team.
Special mention has to go here to Richard Cox for his portrayal of Prospero throughout the series, but in this episode he really got to shine.
The use of time travel in this story was particularly clever. I loved how Flynn created clues in 1611 in order for the team to pick up on in the present. Which included how the team could expel Prospero back into the world of fiction.
Every character in this episode has their moment to shine, but truthfully the episode mostly centres on what Flynn and Baird are up to in 1611 than it does on what is happening in the present.
In terms of incidental music for this episode. I did enjoy the music cues that channelled a bit of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Back To The Future’ when the team was in the time travel room.
The one thing I wasn’t happy with about this story was the resolution when it came to Baird and Flynn being returned to the present at the close of the episode. I’d have much preferred that they stayed in the past into the next series in order to give the others a focal point. But maybe I’m more a fan of Jones, Stone and Cassandra than I am of Flynn and Baird. It just seemed a bit much of a reset for my liking and undermined what was otherwise a really strong story.
Given how good this second series has proved to be after what was an astounding first season. I have some concerns on whether or not the writers and the team behind the show will be able to do in order to top themselves in the third season, but I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
- Prospero and his final certain
- The fact that Baird and Flynn were returned and the show was reset at the close
- Incidental Music10