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Recap / The Librarians S2 E03 "and What Lies Beneath the Stones"

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A sinkhole opens up on an Oklahoma pipeline drill site, loosing an ancient entity. The three LITs take on their first mission sans Guardian, but there's a wrinkle: The pipeline project is being manned by Stone's estranged father.


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  • The Alcoholic: Isaac Stone.
  • Brutal Honesty: Weaponized to weaken the shapeshifter.
  • Double-Meaning Title: What lies beneath the stones—beneath the earth—and what lies beneath the Stone family. Also refers to the other meaning of "lies", particularly those told by Jake Stone.
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  • I Can Explain: Jacob tries to say he can explain what's going on to Munsi and the sheriff, before realizing that, no, he really can't.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: Tearjerkingly:
    Shapeshifter Isaac: I love you, son.
    Stone: My dad would die before he would ever say that to me.
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Cassandra assumes that everybody works out the size of the set in the back of their heads while watching TV.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Cassandra's confessions in the prison are a veritable laundry list of them blurted out in a brief montage. Special award goes to:
      Cassandra: [excited] ...And as I watched the light go out of his eyes...
    • Jenkins briefly mentions an evil mastermind who planned to remove the letter "R" from the English language.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The shapeshifter, until the drilling disturbed its subterranean prison.
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  • Shout-Out: Cassandra gleefully references Firefly, specifically talking about measuring the width of the Serenity by factoring Nathan Fillion's height and stride with the size of the set.
  • Uncanny Valley: The shapeshifter's unnaturally wide smile.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Guess who.

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