“The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 3 “And the Horns of a Dilemma” aired on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on TNT. The new librarians take their first assignment without Flynn Carsen. Find out what happened in the recap below.
The librarians, Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), Jake Stone (Christian Kane) and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), were being chased inside a warehouse. But their attacker turned out to be Agent Eve Baird (Rebecca Romjin), their guardian, who was actually training them. She needed to see if they would be ready for any fights and encounters during their assignments, but she was hardly satisfied. Her assessment was that Jake dealt with brute force and needed to be smarter about his moves, while Ezekiel bailed on his team and Cassandra hid from the enemy because she was too afraid. They were to do drills again tomorrow, until Eve is sure they’re ready.
While the team was out training, new pages started appearing on the library’s clip book, which meant that there were new assignments to take and cases to solve. But since Carsen left, they have yet to do any of these cases as Eve has been barring them. Jenkins (John Larroquette), the caretaker of the library, had a different take on this, though. The three would have to be out eventually as it was part of their job was to be in harm’s way.
As Jenkins and Eve debated on whether to let the librarians tackle their first case, Cassandra, Jake and Ezekiel checked out the clipping and discovered that Henry Burch, a chemical engineer and Full Bright scholar in Boston, had gone missing. His case seemed to tie up with seven more missing cases, and it happened within one company only.
The three finally convinced Eve to let them take this case on the condition that they have to do their research and preparations well. So they got to work and showed Eve what they have found about Burch and the company. They needed to check out the office in Boston.
At this point, Jenkins showed them what he has been working on. He called this the “backdoor,” a symbolic representation of any other door anywhere. In other words, the backdoor was a wormhole, and Jenkins has yet to perfect its kink. But with it, the team found themselves in a Boston alley in no time. No need for plane or trains!
At the Golden Axe Foods’ office, the team were interrogating Ms. Willis (Tricia Helfer), the CEO, who had no idea that eight of her interns have gone missing. She was also curious as to why NATO, through Agent Eve Baird, had any interest in her company. Were the interns possible terrorists? She offered to have them check the records with HR.
Eve assessed that Ms. Willis knew more than she’s letting on, and so, she decided to check out the server room, while the three headed to HR. However, these rooms were not what they’re supposed to be, as Eve discovered that the “server room” was, in fact, a room filled with Minoan artifacts, and the rest of the team discovered that HR was actually a room full of human skulls. On top of that, there was a Minotaur growling somewhere. They had to get out of there, but they seemed to be trapped.
Cassandra finally figured out what was happening: they went through another wormhole that lead them to a labyrinth. She also figured out a way to get out, but by then, the Minotaur was on to them. They barely escaped it, but got to Jenkins’ backdoor in time.
Back at the annex, the group had to do more research and assessment about what was happening at the company. They figured that Golden Axe Foods was drawing magic from the Minotaur, with the interns used as sacrifice for good harvest and stock prices. They also figured out that the labyrinth affected their minds so that even when they went back to Boston, the city in itself became part of the labyrinth, and the Minotaur has assumed the image and human form of a biker.
In order to stop this, the team had to split up. Eve and Jake had to take on the Minotaur, while Cassandra and Ezekiel had to shut down the labyrinth’s power. She was going to figure out the science and math behind it, while he will steal the thread from which the maze drew its powers. Their drills and training with Eve earlier somehow helped as Jake fought smarter against the beast, holding this off with Eve so that the rest of the team can do their jobs. Cassandra, meanwhile, overcame her fears and doubts to solve the puzzles and Ezekiel pretended to bail on the team, but only so that he can foil Ms. Willis. Together with Cassandra, they outsmarted her and unraveled the thread of the labyrinth so that it lost its magic.
Then they were safely back in the annex, pleased that their first assignment worked out. There were still some stuff they have to learn though, and they could still use some help working as a team, as Jake still does not trust Cassandra completely, following her misjudgment in the last episode. For now, however, they did fine.
As for the Minotaur, it remained alive at Golden Axe Food with Ms. Willis, but as Jenkins said, these creatures hold grudges. Being locked up in there without any magical source to control it has made it angrier. Ms. Willis will have to be dealt with for good for sure.
— The Librarians (@LibrariansTNT) December 14, 2014
That’s what happened on “The Librarians” Season 1 Episode 3 “And the Horns of a Dilemma,” which aired on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on TNT.
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