From the cheerful bright colors to the hilarious exchanges and interesting personal insights, there was a lot to love about The Librarians Season 3 Episode 7.
There were a few gaping plot holes, but for the most part it made for a very enjoyable hour of television.
Believe me when I say "gaping," I mean you could drive a truck through them. But still, a lot of fun.
Flynn and Jake spent most of the episode sidelined by the love/obsession potion, Apep reared his ugly head, and DOSA once again displayed its bizarre incompetence.
And there was a rather scathing indictment of the sort of reality series a la Big Brother, too. It was the horrid treatment of nice-girl Cindy that started her down her dark magical path.
I was rather annoyed that Cindy completely escaped literally any sort of punishment for what amounts to brainwashing and kidnapping dozens of people and stealing a missile.
Indeed, Ezekiel even justified her actions under the premise that "magic corrupts." Okay, fine, magic corrupts. But you have to use magic in the first place for it to corrupt.
Though it really was funny to watch Jake and Flynn make eyes at each other. And Jake's poetical praise of Cindy while under the spell was definitely entertaining (as were Ezekiel's expressions).
And all the people fawning over Cindy was both entertaining and creepy at the same time, especially coupled with the oversaturated color scheme of the compound.
Possibly my favorite scene, though, was when Ezekiel confronted Cindy, which provided us with this exchange:
Ezekiel: I already love, trust, and believe in someone so much I could never be swayed. And that person is me.
Cindy: It doesn’t work on you because you’re an *egomaniac*?
Ezekiel: No. I don’t need other people to make me believe in myself, to validate me. And you don’t, either!
The first two lines are actually pretty funny, but throw in the third, and you actually pause to think about Ezekiel Jones.
Despite everyone's apparent belief that Ezekiel's a huge egomaniac, he has consistently demonstrated that he cares for the team. See The Librarians Season 2 Episode 8, "And the Point of Salvation."
Curiously, this was not the first time Ezekiel's proven immune to hostile magic, either: he completely shrugged off any effects of the Apple of Discord in The Librarians Season 1 Episode 5. That time, it was supposedly because he already was the "worst" version of himself.
This time, we are treated to three possible explanations: he's an egomaniac, he's exceedingly well-adjusted, or he was already in love with Cindy (per Jake). What do you think?
DOSA, meanwhile, made its return in its standard incompetent style before vanishing completely from the scene for no discernable reason once Jenkins sprayed them with the cure.
Really, go back and watch that scene. They all cleared frame and were never seen again. A whole barnful of guys who were looking for the Librarians, who were standing right in front of them, and... poof!
I didn't call Apep possessing the witch, though I probably should have, given the hilariously insane maniacal laughter after she (he?) set the evil plan in motion.
Apep seemed to be suffering from fairly common villain ailment that requires them to gloat or attempt to kill the heroes in overly complicated fashions instead of just, you know, shooting them.
Of course, then our heroes would be dead and the episode (and probably the series) would be over, so...
It was nice to have Apep in the mix, messing things up and generally causing chaos, though one does wonder why he's aiming so small-scale. If he possessed, say, the President of the United States, couldn't he cause much more chaos?
A few final thoughts before I turn the discussion over to you:
- It's one thing to investigate odd happenings, it's another to have a paramilitary force with access to missiles.
- Anyone else actually feel bad for that DOSA guy Eve punched in the face?
- Be sure to check out our Librarians quotes page for some of this episode's notable lines!
- At last! Flynn finally confirmed that he's using genuine magic when he gives that "We're the Librarians" line.
- Cindy should really consider visiting a therapist to deal with her issues. Less, ah, awful than brainwashing people.
- DOSA has apparently been investigating the Library for years. How many years? Are we talking several years or several decades?
- I like Mac & Cheese from a box, too. Nothing quite like it for comfort food!
If you haven't yet, be sure to watch The Librarians online. Tune in on January 8, 2017, at 8pm on TNT for The Librarians Season 3 Episode 8, "And the Eternal Question."
What did you think of "And the Curse of Cindy"? Why do you think Ezekiel was immune to the obsession potion? Did Cindy get off too easy? Let us know in the comments section below!