In Review: The Librarians – Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2

A secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths a map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library

The Librarians And The Dark Secret

Synopsis: A secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths a map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library of Alexandria; Flynn and the Librarians work with an unexpected ally …

Review: The Librarians gets off to a deadly start as the team is confronted with a heretical sect of the Vatican Church, which wishes to destroy the Library and all knowledge in order to bring forth a second dark age.

John Noble and Rachel Nichols guest star and might just return at some stage later in the series given that we’re left with a few unanswered questions.

Nichols did a respectable job in her role of Flynn original guardian and it was interesting finding out just what had happened to her character, but I couldn’t help but feel that she was struggling a little at times with the British accent, which seemed to be using something pretty close to received pronunciation, which is somewhat theatrical. I also found it quite difficult to accept Nichols in this role given that the actor who originated it was taller and didn’t share all that much of a likeness with her. But perhaps not all the fans of this series remember the first TV movie.

Overall. This opening episode was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the chase that the team was led on in order to try and get the capstones before the Vatican priests did.

The Librarians And The Steal Of Fortune

Synopsis: When people begin getting hurt in the unluckiest of ways, the Librarians are led to a casino where the owner appears to possess an artifact capable of stealing people’s luck.

Review: This second episode starts when Jake takes Ezekiel to visit an old friend who operates a stable that house racehorses.  When his friend has a bad run of luck. Jake calls in Eve and Cassandra to help get to the bottom of things.

Their investigation leads them to a casino where the house always wins. Turns out that the owner of the casino has somehow unwittingly helped bring an old Greek goddess to life and she is thriving off of the misfortunes of other people.

Overall. This was another solid episode, which presented the team with a fun little puzzle to solve. I loved the moments in which Flynn was experimenting by appearing in mirrors and monitors like Judson used to in the films. Out of the two episodes that aired I’d say that the first one was the strongest.

Next week we get the Christmas themed episode in which the team will meet Santa’s brother.

The Librarians Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2
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