Follow TV Tropes


Recap / The Librarians S2 E09 "and the Happily Ever Afters"

Go To

The team has scattered, all living the ideal versions of their lives. Flynn must figure out how to make them turn their backs on their own ultimate happy endings.


  • All Girls Like Ponies: Cassandra owns a pony as part of her happily ever after. Flynn also insists that he adores ponies.
  • Genki Girl: Ariel, who sometimes seems to be bouncing off the walls, possibly literal.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ariel decides to help Flynn in return for him helping her break free of Prospero.
  • Advertisement:
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The team is all trapped by their greatest desire. Unfortunately for Prospero, Flynn's greatest desire is a never ending series of puzzles and mysteries that he gets to solve, and saving the day single-handedly which he proceeds to do.
  • Noodle Incident: When Ariel is caught inside the Library, Jenkins mentions an incident involving Santa coming home early from Oktoberfest.
  • Only Sane Man: Flynn points out that it is impossible to teach 11 subjects at once, or for a 20 year old Australian to be an FBI special agent but the spell means that no-one else sees the issues with this.
  • The Power of Friendship: The team all rejects their personal fantasies because they have friends who need them.
  • They Fight Crime!: Used by name.
    Ezekiel: I'm a rule-breaking maverick, but I get results. My local liaison is the by-the-book Sheriff Baird and together, we fight crime.
  • Advertisement:
  • True Love's Kiss: How Flynn breaks Eve from the spell, and how Eve breaks Flynn out. The trope is even name-dropped by Ariel.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Ariel teleports away after seeing Moriarty and the townsfolk coming at them, and doesn't appear again, even in the next episode.
  • Your Heart's Desire: The team is all trapped in their own happily ever afters by Prospero. Notably despite other changes their desires include all four of them being together, operating out of a room filled with books and tracking down artifacts.
    • Eve is settled down in a little town where everybody knows your name.
    • Stone teaches at a university in 11 different departments and protects world heritage sites.
    • Ezekiel is an FBI agent who spends all day chasing and arresting dangerous criminals.
    • Cassandra is a famous astronaut and teaches science to kids.
    • Jenkins is doing his research in the Annex.
    • Flynn has an endless series of puzzles and mysteries that he gets to solve.
    • Then, after Flynn has broken the rest out of their traps, Prospero makes a last-ditch effort to give each of the LITs their greatest desire: Stone is offered a job at the Louvre, Jones gets recruited by Interpol, and Cassandra is offered the chance to be the first person on Mars. They successfully resist this time.
  • Advertisement:
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Flynn has to break himself from the spell too, having forgotten Jenkins... with his talisman being the pocketwatch he carries throughout the episode.
  • You Watch Too Much X: Inverted. Ezekiel's life is action packed, with constant shootouts and chasing down suspects. When Flynn says that actual FBI work is patient, detailed record-keeping and long, boring stakeouts, Ezekiel says Flynn has been watching too many cop shows.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: