The Librarians Recap: And the Fables of Doom
“The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 6 “And the Fables of Doom” aired on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. The team headed to a small town where incidents appeared straight out of a fairy tale book. Find out what happened to this episode in the recap below.
The clippings book leads the librarians to a town called Bremen. When they get there, Jake (Christian Kane) tells the police, without any pretense, that they are actual librarians working to look into the traffic situation of quaint towns for research. When they find that a truck has caused a traffic on the bridge, the four investigate, and Cassandra (Lindsy Booth) notices that there is a pattern on the truck’s window, which look like a giant fingerprint. What could this be? The team separate to look for more clues.
Eve (Rebecca Romijn) and Ezekiel (John Kim) end up discovering a troll to which the fingerprint belongs to, while Cassandra and Jake, who have been talking to the sheriff, come across town’s mayor walking around naked. When they regrouped to share what they discovered, a giant white wolf with a night cap comes terrorizing the townsfolk. Thankfully, Jake kills the wolf with a blow of a hatchet, but everyone’s wondering — what is going on?
Enter Jenkins (John Larroquette) who figures out that someone has accessed either Aesop’s Lyre or the Mother Goose Treaty of 1918, which is why these fairy tale stories are coming to life. To confirm this, he asks the librarians to bring the wolf’s body to the library so Jenkins could study it further. As Jake and Ezekiel take care of this, Eve and Cassandra try to distract the barkeep at the pub where the wolf is kept. Eve is surprised that many women are staring at her at the bar, by the way.
Back in the library, Jake opens the wolf’s stomach like he’s a pro with knives, but instead of feathers, which should confirm the Mother Goose Treaty of 1918, a woman looking a lot like Red Riding Hood emerges from it. They bring her to the hospital, and Ms. Red Riding Hood totally ignores the fact that it was Jake who saved her as she’s quite enamored with Cassandra.
Jenkins’ worst fear is confirmed. What’s causing all this ruckus is an ancient book called the Libris Fabula, which has been missing for centuries. The Libris Fabula works to make any story a reality; but it comes with a price, which includes death. The book gains its power as its stories are read and rewritten. So with that, the librarians need to find who has been reading this book and then contain it.
Jake and Eve meets McGuire in the local library and there, Jake sees that they have just received a donation of 15th century books from a rare book collector. One of these look like the Libris Fabula, which is now locked inside a cabinet. They ask McGuire if he needs help with cataloging the latest donations, but he declines.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel stumbles upon a young girl named Jamie at the hospital. All she remembers was falling asleep during story hour at the library and then waking up at the hospital afterwards. She’s been sick since then, and no one knows why. She only looks forward to reading day when McGuire visits her at the hospital to read stories.
Jake and Eve are back with Cassandra at the bar, whose been getting all these free food and drinks from the women. Ezekiel arrives too with news about Jamie, who’s possibly the key to what’s happening, but Eve tells him he needs to pick a lock at the library first, because they have actually found the book.
But before they could step out of the bar, the sheriff comes to arrest Ezekiel for teaching his daughter Jamie how to pick locks and basically be mischievous. Classic Ezekiel! When he shows the sheriff that his handcuffs don’t work, the sheriff suddenly huffs and puffs, chasing the librarians on the street.
The librarians finally realize that they are also part of the story. Cassandra, obviously, is Prince Charming, while Jake is the Huntsman. Eve, who’s suddenly all girly, is a fairy tale princess, while Ezekiel is the thief. Jenkin tells the team that it’s the thief who will be able to save the day. As Cassandra, Jake and Eve help the townsfolk seek shelter from the wolves wreaking havoc in town, Ezekiel is back at Jamie’s room in the hospital, where he finds McGuire reading the Libris Fabula.
McGuire declares that the thief cannot take the book away as this gives him life, while draining Jamie’s. He has come to discover the book’s ability and has used this for his own benefit. Ezekiel, however, foils McGuire’s attempt, just as Jamie seemingly breathes her last, and the rest of the team are almost defeated by the wolves.
Within seconds, everything changes. Thanks to Ezekiel. Jamie remains alive, and she changes the story to a happier ending. The town of Bremen is saved! With everything back in order, Jenkins took care of the rare books from the Bremen’s library, including the Libris Fabula, which Ezekiel was able to obtain from McGuire.
So there you have it for the recap on “The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 6 “And the Fables of Doom,” which aired on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. That whole fairy tale twist was entertaining, wasn’t it? What’s your favorite part about this episode?
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