The Librarians Recap: And the Sword and the Stone
“The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 2 “And the Sword and the Stone” aired on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. This would be the second hour of the two-hour series premiere. Flynn was growing weak after Lamia wounded him with Excalibur. But his work wasn’t done. He had to retrieve the crown and the sword, as well as restore the order of things. Find out what happened in the recap below.
Following the previous episode, "And the Crown of King Arthur," which aired in the first hour, the group was able to get away from the Serpent of Brotherhood, who had Cassandra (Lindy Booth) with them. Flynn (Noah Wyle) was able to temporarily relieve himself from his wounds by drinking from the Oil of Bathsheba, before the Library actually disappeared with Charlene (Jane Curtin) and Judson (Bob Newhart). Lamia (Lesley Ann Brandt), however, escaped with her troop too.
The gang went through a door that was straight out of the pages of Narnia. But they were not lost; Eve (Rebecca Romjin) had GPS on her phone. They were actually transported to a forest in Oregon, and all they needed was to get a ride to the hospital for Flynn. Walking further, they chanced upon Jenkins (John Larroquette), who was actually waiting for them by the side of the road because…well, that’s what he does.
Jenkins was the curator of the Library’s annex, which looked exactly liked Flynn’s office. He explained that it was all the same. The annex was separate but connected to the original Library. They could still operate here as they still had access to the catalogues and other information from the main Library.
Eve told Jenkins about Flynn’s wounds. They should get to the hospital. But Jenkins reminded her that the would was from a magical sword. There was nothing the hospital could do. Flynn was dying.
Meanwhile, Lamia and Cassandra reported back to Dulaque (Matt Frewer), and he instructed his henchmen (or woman, in this case) that she would have to put off killing Cassandra, as they could have more use for her.
Back in the Library annex, Flynn was beating himself up for not figuring everything out earlier, with the Brotherhood’s objectives and Cassandra siding with Lamia. But he had to focus on finding out their next move. Lamia mentioned something about using Excalibur as the key, which meant that they needed to locate the stone from which King Arthur pulled the sword.
So where was this stone? With Ezekiel’s (John Kim) help, they were able to steal the Stone of Marrakech, a beautiful piece of jewelry, to lead them there. The jewel lead them to Buckingham Palace, where the stone was guarded underneath. What a timing too because there was a charity ball at the palace. All they needed was a way in, which Eve worked out.
While they were trying to find the stone of Excalibur, Lamia and her men were already below the palace’s chambers with diggers and other equipment, as Dulaque was waiting for them at the charity ball. They were trying to break the barriers that held and protected the stone of Excalibur, but no amount of equipment could do it.
Cassandra, however, beliving that she was still working on the side of the good, helped Lamia out by solving the barrier’s puzzle, which involved math, Greek, Hebrew and some other strange languages. The girl was truly a genius! However, once Lamia had no more use for her, she sent Cassandra to one of the chambers underground to be imprisoned.
Lamia proceeded to bury Excalibur on to the stone from where a blue glow emitted. Upstairs, Dulaque’s eyes turned blue, which meant that they were able to achieve what they sought — magic was released, giving Dulaque special but dangerous powers.
Meanwhile, the gang finally reached the tunnel and saw that the Brotherhood already got to the stone. They also found Cassandra and freed her. She told them what happened and discussed her plan to stop the Brotherhood. Were they right to trust her again?
Seemed Flynn knew that Cassandra was misled by the Brotherhood; that she did not mean to betray them, and so they carried out her plan. It was a good teamwork too, as the librarians were able to defeat the goons, including Lamia. Flynn was also able to take away King Arthur’s crown from her.
However, with what has happened, Excalibur was also dying, as its magic was starting to drain. Flynn, in his final breath, gave Excalibur to Cassandra, knowing its final magic waves will cure her of the tumor in her brain. However, Cassandra did not use this on her but laid down the sword on Flynn’s magical wounds. Flynn was alive again! But he had to say goodbye to the sword, whom he regarded as his best friend. Flynn laid Excalibur down on the stone where it melted and disappeared.
They’re all back at the annex, where Flynn decided he will be looking for the main Library, Charlene and Judson. This was his new mission, which meant that he will leave the rest of the annex’s tasks to Jacob, Cassandra, Ezekiel. The potential librarians will get their training from Jenkins, and it was about time too, since Flynn will pretty soon have to annoint his replacement.
Eve though she would be going with Flynn, but he told her that she was brought to them to guard the other three, not him. They kissed and Flynn left.
And with that, Jenkins told the new librarians about the daily clippings, where they figure out their tasks for the week.
And that’s what happened on “The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 2 “And the Sword and the Stone,” which aired on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. A great start to the series, right?
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