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TV Review: THE LIBRARIANS: Season 1, Episode 9: And the City of Light [TNT]

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TNT’s The Librarians And the Fables of Doom TV Show Review. The Librarians: Season 1, Episode 9: And the City of Light, leads The Librarians to a small rural town where folks are disappearing. A case of a simple missing-persons situation or could aliens be behind all of this?

This 2-hour special started off very promising. Much like the haunted house episode, it had a very decent story and the performances were pretty good. With one episode left, I find myself wondering why they didn’t get in the groove sooner.

After a solid opening, the team lands in a small town and Eve Baird (Rebecca Rominj) and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) are partnered together. When I saw them walking through the woods together and the dialogue started getting weak, I was concerned. They had built up so much good momentum for the show and it looked like they were taking a step backwards. To my surprise, Eve gets zapped (then disappears) and everything takes off from there. At first it feels like this happens to her because she is always rude to Ezekiel at the beginning of every episode. Having the two weakest actors on the show pair up was a risk. I applaud them for taking the chance. Kim, still has a long way to go but he is making strides and wasn’t annoying in this episode. In fact, his discussion about aliens was pretty comical and he showed his martial arts skills. This show has had some good action moments and I don’t remember him getting loose like this. This may be something we need to see more of from him.

Cassandra Cillian (Lindy booth) was a valuable team player in this episode. She even used her skill and put some Morse code into play. What we are seeing is the steady growth of her character. If the show is renewed it will be interesting to see how they use her.

The other Librarians maintained in this episode but Jake Stone (Christian Kane) stole the show in this one. Right from the start his charm and wit began to put him on spotlight mode. Mabel Collins (Haley Webb) was unable to resist him. Even when Jake finds out Mabel is much older than she seems, he continued to work on her and earned a kiss for his efforts. Yes the fire between them was undeniable as they tried to solve the problem facing the town. There were moments here that some fans of the show will truly enjoy. Jake sharing his story with Mabel will come across very genuine. Though they failed and Mabel sacrificed her life in the process, we get to see a pretty emotional scene take place. After sharing with Mabel and watching her pass away in his arms, Jake decides to take a trip to Paris. Kane is making a solid effort to replace Wyle on this show. If he does decide to move on to another show…Kane has things under control.

Part one of the 2-hour special closes on a somber note but the good news is the episode was very entertaining.

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Brian is a screenwriter and visual fx Artist who loves science fiction, drama and follows many TV shows. He is a versatile writer who is published and has written copy for: CompUsa, The California State Lottery and Princess Cruise lines. Every year he attends The Sundance Film Festival and the San Diego Comic Con filling up on his other passions…indie films, comic books and video games.

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