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Recap / The Librarians S 4 E 04 And The Silver Screen

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During downtime, Eve and Flynn go to a revival screening of an old film. As the film starts, there's a flash, and they find themselves stuck on the other side of the screen, in black-and-white, as the lead characters. In order to escape, they have to enact all the scenes of the movie, and, fortunately, Eve knows it by heart. Unfortunately, this version of the movie seems to have a different ending than expected.



  • The Cast Showoff: Christian Kane shows off his guitar and singing skills, while the Librarians are in the western film.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Two of the three movies are in black and white; Eve and Flynn's final kiss which ends the episode is also shot in black and white.
  • Feel No Pain: Played straight in the original noir film, where the private detective casually takes his assistant pulling a bullet from his arm without a peep. Averted once it's Flynn, who has to allow Eve to pull the bullet out. He can barely sit still and has a hard time saying the required line, "Baby, I'm not even ticklish."
  • I'm Mr. [Future Pop Culture Reference]: When Flynn has to come up with pseudonyms, he claims that he and Eve are Dr. Julius Erving and Lady Gaga.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Jacob, Cassie, and Ezekiel display them in the western film, able to effortlessly hit a hangman's rope and Blasting It Out of Their Hands.
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  • Large Ham: The Big Bad of the Raygun Gothic film, having clearly taken pointers from Doctor Chaotica.
  • Private Eye Monologue: The Lost, The Found, and the Looking starts with one. Eve annoys the rest of the audience by reciting it.
  • Raygun Gothic: The sci-fi movie the Librarians end up in after escaping the western. Specifically, they end up on the bridge of a rocketship belonging to the film's Big Bad. Luckily, Cassandra has seen the movie and is able to bluff her way out. Interestingly, while the movie is in black-and-white, the Librarians are in color (although faded western-themed color), as they have just come in from a western film. They're also wearing their cowboy costumes, although they also somehow end up with spacesuit helmets on their heads.
  • The Reveal: Several.
    • The maker of the films didn't actually write the scripts, his young black assistant/girlfriend did.
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    • The current owner of the theater (the maker's daughter) is also the daughter of the above-mentioned black woman, who is seen several times as an old movie buff.
  • Sherlock Scan: Flynn pretends to do this a few times inside the movie, but he's actually using his (and Eve's) prior knowledge of the plot.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Eve and Flynn end up stuck in The Lost, The Found, and the Looking, an old black-and-white noir film. When trying to help them, Jacob, Cassie, and Ezekiel end up in the wrong films: first a western, and then a sci-fi movie.
  • The Western: Jacob, Cassie, and Ezekiel find themselves in one instead of the noir film. Jacob and Ezekiel are about to be hanged, when Cassie appears and rescues them with her Improbable Aiming Skills. Jacob finds he enjoys the setting and even sings a song by the campfire.
  • Write What You Know: The original script to the noir film mirrors the writer's own experiences. The director changed the ending and turned the sympathetic victim into a Femme Fatale.

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