In this episode of The Librarians, it was deja vu all over again as the titular characters and Colonel Eve Baird endeavored to survive a deadly time loop. Master thief Ezekiel Jones (John Harlan Kim) was the only one of the Librarians that knew it was a time loop every time, making it his responsibility to inform Colonel Baird (Rebecca Romijin) and the other Librarians (Lindy Booth and Christian Kane) what was going on and his responsibility to figure out how to save them all.
(Warning: This review has some spoilers, but they’ll be labeled to keep you from accidentally reading something you want to avoid.)
Responsibility is not a characteristic anyone has associated with Ezekiel Jones. It takes him several loops to accept the responsibility to do what needed to be done while avoiding the “no consequences” mentality (Sidenote: the writer of this episode said that there were a few more effects of this mentality and I hope they’re on a gag reel.). However, this episode forced him to take a good deal of responsibility on his shoulders, and survive through a fair amount of trauma (John Harlan Kim was amazing in this episode, as was Rebecca Romijin each time that she realized what Ezekiel must have been going through). The episode didn’t actually reveal how many loops Ezekiel went through, although it must have been at least 100. It’s almost a shame that Ezekiel apparently lost the memories he got by going through those time loops, although I’m not sure that he did. If he’s the player and both the beginning and the end of the game were save points, I think that he should remember all but the last time loop, where he fell into the computer code. However, the computer code could have corrupted Ezekiel to the point where he didn’t remember any of it. Either way, we probably won’t find out if he does remember immediately.
Next episode, Flynn is back an episode earlier than expected, and the Librarians aren’t acting like themselves. I’m looking forward to one part of that sentence.
- It’s been confirmed that Bruce Campbell isn’t showing up in a Christmas episode this year due to his involvement with Ash vs. Evil Dead (Anyway, the two episodes closest to Christmas are next week’s and the season finale the week after. There isn’t time.).
- I was wondering when we were getting an Ezekiel-centric episode this season, and then I was sorry almost immediately.
- Some of the funniest parts of this episode were Stone’s reactions to things. Ezekiel shoots him in the leg and tosses him a medpack? Gets up and cheers!
- This episode was so good that I just don’t have anything to say. Wow.
- Flynn’s set to be playing the “sane man” next week. I guess there’s a first time for everything.
Quote of the week:
“Don’t. Don’t go. Please. I can’t watch you die anymore.” -Ezekiel Jones
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