The Librarians – And the Fables of Doom

by Alan Rapp on January 5, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Librarians – And the Fables of Doom
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“Someone has weaponized fairy tales?”

The Librarians - And the Fables of Doom

Eve (Rebecca Romijn) and the Librarians-in-Training head into the rural Pacific Northwest where a troll threw a truck off a bridge, giant wolves are prowling the streets of a small town, and other fables are coming to life. Calling on the help of Jake (Christian Kane) and Ezekiel (John Kim), Jenkins (John Larroquette) is able to perform and autopsy on the giant wolf and narrow the cause of the magic to a single dangerous artifact able to bring any storybook character to life (at the cost of the lives of real people around them).

With the entire town enchanted by Cassandra (Lindy Booth) Jake takes on the role of the Huntsman and Eve an increasingly useless princess as the entire town takes on aspects of fairy tale characters including the sheriff (Ted Rooney) who begins to huff and puff as the Big Bad Wolf. While Eve and Jake talk with the local librarian (Rene Auberjonois) who has just come into a collection of old books Ezekiel meets the young girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss) slowly being drained by the fables coming to life. The rogue once again will find himself hero of the story, with a little help from a sick little girl whose own version of the story ends with a happily-ever-after for almost everyone involved.

Other than the actual giant wolf the villains brought to life aren’t all that threatening leading to a somewhat anti-climactic battle in the town library. However, it is fun to watch the characters take on various aspects from the stories and to see Ezekiel yet again unphased by a magical object (last week he wasn’t effected by the Apple of Discord) suggesting there’s far more to this particular Librarian-in-Training than meets the eye. The episode ends foreshadowing a bit of future mischief for Cassandra as well who managed to hold onto a small bit of magic from their latest adventure.

Mary E Brewer January 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

The writers and directors of The Librarians are a lot of the same from the show Leverage.. another awesome show.. and they know what they are doing and how they want things to play out.. way ahead of time.. ♥ Love how this ended.. Very distinctive! haha

Denise Morgan-Williams January 6, 2015 at 9:38 am

I thought this was a great episode! I loved seeing Jake (Christian Kane) bring a little of his “Leverage” character, Elliot Spencer, to the table! I can’t wait for the next episodes! Loving this show!

Cyndie January 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

Great show, it gets more & more exciting each week. Good television for the whole family (it’s about time)! Thank-you Dean Devlin & John Rogers for bringing this show to us. Major “thumbs up!” to the incredible acting skills of the cast. Christian Kane & John Laraquette totally rock!!!

Kindra Watson January 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

I loved this episode! From Jenkins at the vending machine and Cassandra liking all the drinks being bought for her to Christian Kane’s Jacob as the Hunter from Little Red Riding Hood. This by far is my favorite episode and I can’t wait till next week.

Kim Sturdevant January 6, 2015 at 2:31 pm

If you watch anything this year make it The Librarians, it is worth watching. There is action, adventure, magic, great story lines, great actors, keeps getting better and better.
This is the only show my family watches together, there is something for everyone and we like the quality time together 🙂

Sherrel Mercer-McGaha January 6, 2015 at 2:43 pm

This the best new series by far!!!!! It’s better and better EVERY week!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for next week!!!!!!

Ethel Henry January 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Loved this episode!! The look on Christian Kane’s face when he had the owl on his arm was PRICELESS!!

Heidi Dobson January 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

I really liked this episode. The twist on who was which character was very well done.

christina January 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

I loved this episode mand me laugh so hard and love the hole cast they did a wonderful job

Robbie Adkins January 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

i loved this episode! It was so much fun!! It is great to see the team starting to depend on each other for their own abilities.that and I just Love Fairy Tales!!!

Geneva January 7, 2015 at 6:26 pm

I am loving the characters, and I do believe Ezekiel may be fast becoming my favorite!!

razorfine January 12, 2015 at 9:35 am

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