The Librarians Sundays at 8:00 on TNT
Season 3 | Episode 07
“And the Rule of Three”

With episode 7 of 10, the third season is finally coalescing into something worthwhile. Magic is in the here and now in the form of a love potion that turned a cute and nerdy reject from a Big Brother-type reality show into megalomaniacal cult leader. Not only does the team get to stay together, mostly (we still have two members come under the spell, though at least their affliction works for this story), but they come face to face with the tactical arm of the shadowy anti-magic government agency DOSA to good and dramatic effect. The Librarians is still limited to family friendly fight scenes, but it is action of a sort, and it does make sense in context.

There are three elements I think the powers-that-be have actually done well this time, and they’re the type of things that they should have been doing correctly all along. First, Ezekiel Jones (John Harlan Kim) has his day to be hero (and maybe a love interest) and the character is given some needed depth. Secondly, we see how magic corrupts even an otherwise likable innocent. Lastly, and most importantly, the nearly abandoned big bad Egyptian God of Chaos from the beginning of the season returns to directly oppose the Librarians. Apparently Apep has been hiding right under DOSA’s nose or maybe under their protection. Dun, dunn, dunnn!

Can we get two decent episodes in a row? I think it’s possible. Maybe if we clap really hard and really-really believe. Tune in next time where no doubt good will triumph over evil at least.