Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Librarians and the Final Curtain


The Second Season of The Librarians comes to a close with an amusing time travel storyline as Flynn (Noah Wyle) and Eve (Rebecca Romijn) travel back to the age of Shakespeare to stop Prospero (Richard Cox). Since his introduction in the season premiere Prospero has been an ill-defined, and largely absent, villain. "And the Final Curtain" helps explain the character's creation and true motivations, although it doesn't sell the character or help him look better compared to the much more intriguing Moriarty (David S. Lee), a character who is sadly cast aside like so much rubbish.

While Prospero himself is ultimately disappointing, the episode itself has lots of fun with the concept of time travel including the wing of time travel inventions, Eve's comments about the idea of time travel, and an intriguing way for our heroes to make it back to the present (even if the why of them not being able to cross through the portal is questionable at best). Even if it doesn't ever fully develop Prospero, and yet again only teases us with the Women of the Lake, The Librarians provides a solid season finale with a callback to the original Librarian TV movie and a terrific throwaway line about talking dinosaur time travelers that the episode has no intention of explaining - even if Cassandra (Lindy Booth) really wants one.

1 comment:

Beth Kredel said...

I think that there are many ideas that are kept unexplained for some reason! Dean Devlin, Jon Rogers, and Christian Kane, all Leverage alums, have perfected the art of unanswered questions coming back somewhere down the line and being important! We need to just keep these in the back of our brains because they may be brilliantly resurrected in one of the many seasons that this show deserves!