“The Librarians” turns one of its female characters into Prince Charming


Quirky sci-fi TNT series The Librarians went all Once Upon a Time this week’s episode, “The Librarians and the Fables of Doom.” The show, which fans of Warehouse 13 may enjoy,  is based on the popular film series staring Noah Wyle.

These librarians are actually guardians of magical and powerful artifacts. (Think less Dewey Decimal and more daring deeds.) Magic has come back to the world and these new Librarians must keep the world safe when it gets in the wrong hands. This week, the Librarians (including Rebecca Romijn as Eve, a former NATO agent) find themselves investigating a mysterious accident in a small town. Cassandra (played by the ridiculously charming Lindy Booth) is the resident mathematician who has synesthesia and can link all of her senses, notices a pattern on the totaled car and the accident is ruled “death by troll who lives under the bridge.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 12.47.57 PMSo what if I’m wearing a doily? CAN YOU SMELL MUSIC? I didn’t think so.

Soon, other fairy tales characters start to appear and the Librarians and the Library’s caretaker Jenkins (John Larroquette) get down to figuring out what artifact is causing the Grimm scenes. (Sorry.) While on the search, the Librarians find they are not immune to the fairy tale curse and soon enough, it becomes pretty clear based on the mooney-eyed women swooning wherever she goes, that Cassandra is the town’s Prince Charming. 

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 12.54.16 PMFairytale gay bars are the best!

While Cassandra doesn’t appear to be into girls on the regular, she sure doesn’t mind the attention, or free bar food.

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The fairy tales start getting intense. The Librarians close in on the artifact and the “kindly” old man who is using it for his benefit. Cassandra really steps into her princely role, leaping onto a table, giving a rousing speech to her adoring followers, and fighting off big bad wolves with a chair leg. Even Eve, who is becoming the town’s “princess” can’t help but take notice.

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Of course the Librarians save the day, and the town goes back to normal. Well as normal as small towns where people get locked into their own pizza ovens can be. The fact that Cassandra’s gender is a complete non-issue to the townsfolk, or her fellow Librarians, frankly makes me want to tune in to watch future episodes. Not everyone’s Prince Charming is a man, and this episode was a really fun way to show that.

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