|And the Apple of Discord|
|Directed by||Marc Roskin|
|Written by||Paul Guyot & Geoffrey Thorne|
|Original airdate||December 28, 2014|
|Previous Episode||"And Santa's Midnight Run"|
|Next Episode||"And the Fables of Doom"|
Flynn returns to help the team with the latest magical threat: dragons. The dragons live beneath the earth and when angered awake and can cause all kinds of trouble, including a series of strange weather happening throughout the weather, such as earthquakes. Eastern and Western dragons have had a blood-feud stretching back many millennia and if the problem isn't fixed, a war will break out. Eve isn't too pleased to see Flynn, as she feels he is undermining her authority as team leader.
The team meets a representative from the Eastern dragons, who appears in the form of a man despite being a dragon, known simply as Mr. Drake. Flynn, Eve, Jake, and Cassandra head to Vatican City in search of a dragon lair under the city. The team makes their way through some booby traps and encounter the Apple of Discourse, which induces a person's personality to make a change for the worse. The apple first infects Jake but later transfers its evil ways to Cassandra. She is able to easily take down Lamia when attacked by her. When the team catches up to her, Eve and Flynn end up fighting while both holding the apple but then the apple goes just to Eve, then back to Flynn, and Lamia ends up in a scuffle with them too.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel finds himself having to chair a conclave of several magical organisations in which they must try to resolve their disputes peacefully. Unfortunately for them, things take a turn for the worst when Dulaque shows up trying to remove the Library from its historical role as arbiter among them. Ezekiel is upset when Jenkins attempts to leave him, but Jenkins eventually comes back to help try to keep things under control. Unfortunately, the session is interrupted by a power-crazed, apple-holding Flynn. Happily, the team is able to get Ezekiel close enough to pick-pocket the apple away and Flynn convinces the conclave-attendees (minus Dulaque) of the necessity of the Library. Ezekiel is also able to stop Mr. Drake from making any more trouble.
Finally, Jenkins has a private moment with Dulaque and tells him off, knowing that he was the one to wake the dragons and cause all of the trouble that the team just had to face, all for his own agenda. Dulaque tries to offer Jenkins a spot to join his side but Jenkins says that what they once had is gone now. Flynn is impressed with the work Eve has done so he offers her transfer papers to go from NATO to Guardian permanently and says he'll stay if she does. However, Eve reminds him that he must go back out and recover the main Library.
- Rebecca Romijn as Eve Baird
- Christian Kane as Jacob Stone
- Lindy Booth as Cassandra Cillian
- John Kim as Ezekiel Jones
- John Larroquette as Jenkins
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Mr. Drake
- Jimmy Garcia as Dobra
- Naia Schroder as Lady Sililandria
- Natsuko Abrams as Akemi
- Kei Sugimoto as Haruki
- Ciro Fusco as Spindly Docent
- Carey Gosa as Dragon (voice)
- Tyron Strickland as Vatican Guard
The episode rated 1.0 (up .2 from the previous week) in the 18-49 demographic for Live+Same Day. This was a viewership of just under 4.1 million. The Librarians was the second highest rated cable original program for the night.
- Flynn Carsen is wearing the same suit he wore in The Curse of the Judas Chalice and also refers to Simone Renoir from that same movie.
- Under the Vatican, Flynn says that the hunt for the lost Library is " not exactly like finding a guy in a red and white sweater," a reference to the Where's Wally? (US Waldo) book series.
The dragon beneath the Vatican speaks in Latin, although it responds to the English spoken to it
"Hic debetis non esse, parva." (Roughly: You should not be here, little things.)
"Margaritam non clepsimus, bibliothecari." (We do not steal (hold) the pearl, o Librarians.)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Listings - LIBRARIANS, THE on TNT - The Futon Critic
- ↑ Sunday Cable Ratings - 27 Dec 2014, zap2it TV by the Numbers
|"And the Crown of King Arthur" • "And the Sword in the Stone" • "And the Horns of a Dilemma" • "And Santa's Midnight Run" • "And the Apple of Discord" • "And the Fables of Doom" • "And the Rule of Three" • "And the Heart of Darkness" • "And the City of Light" • "And the Loom of Fate"|