Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:21 PM
Wow, that was the best possible ending we could have hoped for. We even got Jenkins back, his immortality restored. Not only that, but we found out that Flynn didn't really quit the Library, and Flynn managed to save Nicole from a life of evil. With all that, and the Tethering finally accomplished at the end, it seems likely that the producers are expecting this to be the final episode and are giving us the best of all happy endings.
The story itself was nicely eerie-- complete with old-school spooky music-- and reminiscent of Twilight Zone, 1984, A Wrinkle In Time, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, among other things. A washed out, listless world, devoid of life and creative energy where everybody suffers through a generic and meaningless existence-- and anybody who exhibits symptoms of individuality or curiosity is locked up in an asylum. And, ultimately, the cure for all this and the secret to the restoration of the Library was merely for the Librarians to remember what makes them unique and to embrace their passions. A nice message to end on, if this is the ending.
Of course, I hope it's not the ending.