Monday, December 12, 2016

The Librarians and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Can you change your fate? That's the question behind "And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy" when Eve (Rebecca Romijn) is targeted for death by the unstoppable Reaper. Waking in a cavern with Stone (Christian Kane) and Ezekiel (John Kim) and a group of strangers from a high school, the group struggles to remember the series of events which set them on their current path which began with Eve being given an hourglass and a prophecy cube prophesying her death within the Library. While dealing with various traps and riddles, Eve's time slowly runs out. And when the hourglass is empty the Reaper will attack.

For the show that has already dealt with destiny and time-travel, it's good to see The Librarians tackle an idea like a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's also interesting to see the Librarians protecting Eve this time around, who also has one other supporter who isn't revealed until the final scene. Eve's actions to avoid the death she witnesses in the cube, as Jenkins (John Larroquette) warned, directly lead to those events unfolding. Although I'd expect the group to discover the odd man out in the group sooner, the reveal does allow the Guardian to think of a way to out-wit fate and force the Oracle of Delphi to face her own demise. I'm also a bit unsure about the reveal suggesting just how uber-important Eve is to history (can't she be just a really good Guardian?), destined to play a large role in the Library's future.

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