^^ The show isn't exactly intended to be Masterpiece Theater
Well, this was a nice pair of episodes. The first one was pretty silly, which is appropriate for a holiday episode-- and I noticed that they never actually showed Santa Claus, since we've already met him as Bruce Campbell. It was nice to find out the details of Ezekiel's background, and it was appropriately Dickensian-- and also gratifying to know that he was a Robin Hood even before he became a Librarian. And, in true Christmas Carol
fashion, he even taught someone the meaning of Christmas.
The second episode was my favorite, unsurprisingly, given my love for all things retro. It was a nice little twist that Flynn and Eve had to act out the original ending of the movie to escape, and an even nicer twist that the woman who had re-opened the theater was reunited with her mother, who was the real author, in parallel to the screenplay. This was one of the best plots they've ever done. Although I don't think there was really any consistent reason why the rest of the Librarians got caught up in a Western and a Space Opera, unless the assistant wrote those, too-- and the endings weren't changed. But, whatever, it was fun seeing them thrown into these cinematic worlds. I wish the episode could have been longer.