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1x02 The Librarians And The Sword In The Stone Annotated Transcript

The Library is lost, Flynn is dying, the Serpent Brotherhood are on the verge of bringing back magic. It's up to Librarians to work together and save the world.

Continues where 1x01 And The Crown Of King Arthur ended... Flynn is dying, the Serpent Brotherhood have the Crown of King Arthur, Excalibur and Cassandra.

ACT ONE

Inside The Library

[Two Serpent Brotherhood members are about to attack an injured Flynn. Eve appears behind them and knocks them both out.]
Eve:
Tell me again how you don't need a guardi...
[Jacob and Ezekiel help Flynn to his feet and Eve notices he's bleeding]
Flynn:
Aah!
Eve:
Flynn! That wound is bad.
Flynn:
Excalibur. Lamia got the crown, and she had control over Excalibur.
Eve:
Let me treat the bleeding.
Flynn:
You can't treat it. It's a magical wound. I need, um...
Jacob:
W... what are you... wait! We got to go find Cassandra.
Flynn:
No. She's the one who let them in. Aah!
Ezekiel:
Well, my lack of faith in humanity is restored.
Flynn:
[Drinks a potion]
Ugh! Yeah, that's better. That helps the pain.
Eve:
The bleeding stopped.
Flynn:
Slowed, not stopped. Bathsheba's Oil Of Healing. If it had been an ordinary wound, it would have stopped it, but it's a magical wound, so it's gonna slow it long enough so that we can find Charlene.
Eve:
I passed her in the shelves. She said, uh, something about meeting her deep in the Library, something about the Corridor of Doors.
Flynn:
Come on, let's go. Go!

[Lamia is standing by the elevator with Cassandra. The Serpent Brotherhood are collecting artifacts]
Lamia:
Any artifacts which can move... prep them for transport.
Bad Guy:
Yes, ma'am.
Bad Guy 2:
Get that one! Let's go!
Cassandra:
Did you really have to do that?
Lamia:
You've seen the power the Librarians are hiding down here, how much knowledge is locked away far from the people it can help the most.
Cassandra:
So you're telling me that you're the good guys.
Lamia:
We're going to use The Library's powers to change the world.
Bad Guys:
[Collecting artifacts] Let's go.Go, go! Hurry! Grab it!

[Deep in the Library]
Ezekiel:
How big is this Library?
Flynn:
As big as we need it to be. [A bell begins tolling] Oh, no. That's the countdown clock.
Eve:
Flynn, what happens when the bell stops?
Flynn:
Charlene, no!
[The Library starts to fold and roll itself up around them. Flynn, Eve, Jacob and Ezekiel run away from the collapse]

[By the elevator, the Serpent Brotherhood are also making a run for it]
Cassandra:
What do you mean The Library is cut off from the outside world?
Lamia:
Get out! Grab what you can and get out!
Cassandra:
You mean it's like locked doors?
Lamia:
Look around you, girl! Can anything this big really just lie underneath the streets of New York City? The Library exists in its own pocket dimension anchored to our reality here. And the first Librarian just cut the anchor chain.

[Deep in the Library, on the corridor of doors]
Eve:
What now?
Flynn:
Four bells. I don't know. I've never been this deep in The Library before.
Jacob:
That's three bells.
Flynn:
Charlene... she'll know what to do.
Eve:
She's not coming.
Flynn:
[panicking now] All right, Judson. He's always here!
Eve:
He's not coming!
Ezekiel:
Two bells. Pick a door!
[Flynn opens one of the doors. They all go though it and find themselves in a forest]

Act Two

In the forest

Eve:
What the hell?
Flynn:
Judson?! [opens the door they just came through, but the Library is gone and the door is now just a normal door in a forest]
Charlene?! [the door disappears]
Jacob:
Where are we?
Ezekiel:
When are we? It's day. We time traveled.
Flynn:
Time travel. Yuk! Time travel's not all it's cracked up to be. Hey! [his wound is bleeding again] Blood. Mine. It's crimson. I need to eat more calcium. Oof.
Eve:
I got cell service, American carrier.
Flynn:
Of course. We didn't travel through time. We traveled through space. We came west. It's still night in New York. The sun's still up on the west coast.
Eve:
[checking her cell phone] GPS coming online.
Flynn:
Latitude would put us exactly... in...
Flynn and Eve:
Oregon.
Flynn:
See? I still got it. Ooh!
Eve:
We got to get him to a hospital. [using a map on her phone] Road's this way. Don't see a hospital, though.

[They arrive at the road and meet a man leaning on his car, as if waiting for them (he's called Jenkins)]

Eve:
Hi.
Jenkins:
Howdy. Your friend does not look well. You need a ride?
Eve:
I'm... I'm Colonel Eve Baird. Uh, do you mind if we explain in the car?
Jenkins:
No need to talk. I hate to pry into people's business. [Everyone gets in the car]
Eve:
What were you doing out here?
Jenkins:
Waiting. I do that.
[They set off driving]
Eve:
Hang in there, Flynn. How far to the hospital?
Jenkins:
Hospital? Oh, no, no, no, no. Why would we take him to a hospital? We're almost there. [Car pulls up at the side of St Johns Bridge in Portland and get out of the car]
Eve:
Wait, wait, wait. We need a hospital. He's been stabbed. He's bleeding out.
Jenkins:
Hospital won't do him any good. Wounds caused by Excalibur don't heal. Magic.

[They follow Jenkins into a service gate under the bridge and walk along a long tunnel]
Flynn:
So... Wait a second. How do you know about Excalibur? And how do you know about magic? Aah!
Jenkins:
I know all about you, Flynn Carsen.
Flynn:
I don't understand. What is this place? Who are you?
Jenkins:
Jenkins, of course. As far as this place... Well... [Opens a door, snaps his fingers and the lights turn on to reveal the Library's Card Catalog Room] You're in The Library.

Act Three

Inside the Library's Card Catalog Room (aka The Annex)

[Jenkins serves tea]
Jacob:
Say, you wouldn't happen to have a cold beer, would you?
Jenkins:
Uh, no, a... as this is the Library and not a rodeo or a hobo camp or wherever it is people like you gather in crowds.
Flynn:
Mnh-mnh. Ow!
Eve:
Don't... don't... don't... don't move too much.
Flynn:
What are you stuffing that with? Duct tape? Glue?
Eve:
Yes, actually. The bleeding won't stop.
Flynn:
No, it won't stop. It's a magical wound from Excalibur.
Jenkins:
Oh! God! What... Oh! Don't touch anything! This is my workplace, not Judson's, and I'm doing very important research.
Flynn:
[Stands up and runs to the doors]
We're in The Library? Aah! Judson! Charlene?
[opens the doors, there's no Library just a broom closet]
Where's The Library?
Jacob:
This is the same room. Hey, I swear this is the same room.
Jenkins:
Yes. Of course it is. The main Library can only ever be anchored to one specific place in the world. What if the Librarian needed to gain access to The Library's knowledge but was far from the front door?
Flynn:
This is an interface. Judson ran The Library while you were out here in an annex.
Jenkins:
Yes. Separate but connected. Oh. Name a book, something you know is only in the main Library.
Flynn:
Isaac Newton's "principia mathematica," the unedited version.
Jenkins:
Section "F," row 9, shelf aa2. Right behind the little shifty-looking fellow. [the book magically appears on a shelf behind Ezekiel]
Ezekiel:
"The mathematical principles of natural philosophy as derived by the wondrous thinking machines of Atlantis"?
Flynn:
Like I said, the unedited version.
Jenkins:
I am afraid, as Judson has cut the connection of The Library to the physical world, this room is all we have. Access to information but no way in or out of the main Library. Ugh, typical Judson. So rash.
Flynn:
Hey, watch your tone when you speak about Judson.
Jenkins:
Well, Judson and I never agreed on anything. I mean, I realize that The Library is best used for research, not for gallivanting about, [Scoffs] fighting monsters, seducing princesses.
Jacob:
I'm guessing, with that attitude, that's why you're probably stuck out here in the annex, huh? Not at the home office?
Jenkins:
Very happy here. It's quiet. I can focus on my work, not bothered by... The greatest collection of magic in the world.
Flynn:
I should have seen it coming. Cassandra. They had leverage on her. Should have seen it. I should have seen all of it. Why didn't Judson warn me?
Eve:
Maybe Judson trusted you to figure it out on your own.
Flynn:
[walks up the stairs]
How could I not see that they were killing Librarians? People are dead because I just wasn't good enough.
Eve:
You're opening your wound.
Flynn:
It doesn't matter. It's a magical wound. It won't ever heal. I'm going to die. Tell them.
Jacob:
Tell me what?
Eve:
I can pump him full of fluids, but if he keeps bleeding... 24 hours. He's dead in 24 hours.

Act Four

Conference room at the Serpent Brotherhood's headquarters

Dulaque:
Cassandra! So glad you managed to avoid the insane suicide plan of the Librarians.
Cassandra:
Do you know if the others got out?
Dulaque:
Ezekiel and Stone? Well, I dearly hope so. You see the lengths the Librarians will go to to hide the gift of magic from the world?
Cassandra:
If you can cure me...
Dulaque:
When the key is joined to the lock... And magic is returned to the world... [behind Cassandra, Lamia is about to attack her with a knife, but Dulaque shakes his head] ... we can absolutely cure you.
Cassandra:
You have to share it. You have to help all of the people that science can't save.
Dulaque:
Cassandra, that's why you're here... to help us bring magic back to the world and help those who cannot be helped by other means. Now... You best get some rest, hmm?
[Cassandra leaves the room]
Lamia:
Why'd you stop me?
Dulaque:
New rug. And even with Excalibur, there are bound to be impediments accessing the lock. Having a Librarian... even half a Librarian... may prove useful. But mostly the rug.

Act Five

The Annex

[Eve standing outside on her own when she's joined by Jenkins]
Eve:
I need Flynn to pull it together. I... I'm too new to this world.
Jenkins:
Well then, you need to go and pull him together. You're his Guardian. That means more than merely keeping him alive. It means keeping him in one piece, both mentally and physically.
Eve:
Didn't do a great job of that.
Jenkins:
So he got stabbed. Librarians get stabbed and shot and bitten and cursed all the time.
Eve:
He's gonna die. Soon.
Jenkins:
We're all going to die soon if you don't get in there. Now, look, Guardian, if he fell into a river, you would reach in and pull him out... yes? before he could drown. Judson was everything to Flynn, as was Charlene, who, quite frankly, I always liked better. To lose them both... Right now, he is drowning. Right now. Go save him.

[Inside the Annex - Flynn is sitting on the floor reading, Eve joins him]
Eve:
"Higher dimensional quantum translocation theory." By Albert Einstein.
Flynn:
Original edition. I think I figured out a way back to The Library.
Eve:
Is that really where we should be going?
Flynn:
Yeah. We... we've got tools there. We've got artifacts. We've got resources that we're gonna need if we're gonna fight the Serpent Brotherhood.
Eve:
In the few days we've known each other, I haven't seen you use any tools or magical equipment or... or artifacts... Just your brain. That's why Judson chose you, right? Your brain is a weapon and a tool and a library all wrapped up into one.
Flynn:
Yeah, but Charlene could still be alive. Ju... Judson could still... the right thing to do is to find The Library.
Eve:
If that were the right thing to do, Flynn Carsen, you'd be doing it, not reading about it. No. No. This is your way of hiding. I bet that's what you were like before all this. You hid in books. That's the life from which Judson pulled you. That's what you were. Judson and Charlene... they made you what you are.
Flynn:
Oh. I'm gonna be dead tomorrow.
Eve:
So, how would they want you to spend your last day?
Flynn:
They'd want me to save the world one more time.
Eve:
So, tell me, Librarian, how are you gonna do that?
Flynn:
You... are... Key! [Flynn stands up and run off]
Eve:
I am "henge" and "key."
Flynn:
She said "key" She called Excalibur a key. [Flynn joins the others in the Annex main room] She didn't say "sword." She didn't say "weapon." She said "key." And think about it, you're the Serpent Brotherhood. If you want to bring magic back into the world, how are you gonna do that with just one sword?
Eve:
Excalibur's pretty powerful.
Jacob:
It's still just a sword. I mean, Excalibur against a tank, an F-15? I'm betting on the military.
Flynn:
That's right. It's not an end goal. It's a key. Now, what does a key do, Jones?
Ezekiel:
Goes in a lock.
Flynn:
That's right. And we all remember the legend. Excalibur was locked in once before. It had to be pulled free.
Eve:
You must be feeling better. You're not making any sense.
Ezekiel:
The stone. Uh, the legend is... Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone.
Flynn:
After it had been charged with magic. And where is that stone, Stone?
Stone:
If Arthur was Roman, it'd be at the biggest empire settlement in Britain, Londinium... modern London.
Flynn:
Ha! Look. [Opens the ley lines map above them] There's a big Ley Line running right underneath it. Come on. Let's go get that stone.
Ezekiel:
Whoa. Us too?
Flynn:
Well, they've got the most powerful weapon in the world. Judson's gone. Charlene's gone. The Library's gone. I'm bleeding to death. So, yeah, working alone doesn't seem like the best idea right now.
Jenkins:
Good. You're leaving. I can get back to my work.
Flynn:
Jenkins, book us tickets to London. I'd do it myself, but... I'm dying.
Jenkins:
Hey. Excuse me. You didn't turn off the glowing globe. You got... Hope it's on a timer.

Act Six

Title Card: London

Inside the Tower Of London Exhibition

Flynn:
There's a magical stone out there somewhere. Got about 12 hours before I'm dead, and the end of the world will probably come before that. Full day ahead.
Eve:
How do we find the stone?
Flynn:
What we need is a compass. The stone that Excalibur was pulled from is almost pure magic. It should attract any other magic item in the city.
Jacob:
Let's just take another magic artifact, rig it into the compass. Piece of cake.
Flynn:
It is a piece of cake, because I know just the artifact.
[enter the room containing the Crown Jewels]
Ezekiel:
The crown jewels?
Eve:
We are not... We are not stealing the Crown Jewels of the British Monarchy.
Flynn:
Of course not. We're stealing that one. The Star of Marrakesh. John Dee used it to save the life of Elizabeth I from magical assassination. Actually, really funny story...
Ezekiel:
So, we're not stealing the crown jewels. We're stealing the priceless artifact from right next to the crown jewels.
Flynn:
Oh, not "we." Now I know why The Library chose you.
Ezekiel:
[examines the case housing the Star of Marrakesh] Vibration detectors on the glass. Got a pressure plate... can't tell when the weight changes. It's actually not too difficult.
Eve:
Please don't let this be something too unsavory.

[A little while later. Eve pushes Jacob in a wheelchair into the Crown Jewels room. Ezekiel is hanging around the Star of Marrakesh]
Eve:
I can't believe I'm doing this.
Jacob;
Really? All you do is push people around.
[Eve 'accidentally' pushes Jacob's wheelchair into an exhibit setting the alarms off]
Eve:
Oh! Oh! I'm so sorry! That was an accident. Are you okay?
Jacob:
That's the third time this week. I keep telling you to slow down. It's not a race. Not a race.
Eve:
Sorry.
[With the guards distracted, Ezekiel steels the Star of Marrakesh]

[Outside the Tower]
[Ezekiel hands the gem to Flynn, who wraps some string around it]
Ezekiel:
Seriously? You're gonna put your gum on a stone worth 7 million Euros?
Flynn:
Omni arcanum directio. Omni arcanum directio.
[The gem pulls Flynn through the streets of London, the others follow him]
Ezekiel:
That's pretty...
Eve:
Where to?
Flynn:
Follow the gem. Aah!
Eve:
Got about five minutes before the police show up.
Flynn:
Then we can find it in three.
Eve:
And then?
Flynn:
Then we have to keep them from putting Excalibur back in the stone.
Ezekiel:
Why would they want to put Excalibur back into the stone?

Act Seven

Somewhere beneath Buckingham Palace

Dulaque:
We found the chamber holding the stone by using sonar. Decided coming in from the side was the best bet. Required drilling and air recycling, but still better than coming in from the top. There are magical traps at the proper entrance, plus the human security.
Cassandra:
Human security?
Dulaque:
You didn't think the location of the stone was a complete secret, did you? The royal family's been hiding it for centuries.

Outside Buckingham Palace

Jacob:
Is that...
Eve:
That's Buckingham Palace.
Ezekiel:
Good news. There's a charity event on tonight. I bet I could forge us some invites.
Eve:
We just robbed the Tower of London, and now you want us to break in to Buckingham Palace?
Jacob:
Well, it is more fraud than it is breaking and entering. Listen, can you make me a duke?
Ezekiel:
Sure.
Eve:
What's next? The Vatican? The White House? [walks off and leave the other behind]
Flynn:
She'll be back. Maybe.

Inside Buckingham Palace that evening

[Jacob, Flynn and Ezekiel wait in a long line of guests at the function]
Flynn:
Where is Baird? She's not gonna get in without an invitation.
Guard:
[collecting invitations]
Good evening. Welcome, sir. Good evening.
[Guard examines the Librarians fake invitations]
And these are your invitations? Could you wait here?
Ezekiel:
You know what I'm thinking?
Flynn:
That your forgeries are crap?
Ezekiel:
No. I'm thinking I can run faster than you 'cause you've been stabbed.
[Three guards approach the Librarians]
Jacob:
Oh, here we go.
Eve:
[walks down a staircase] They're with me. [hands the guards a piece of paper] Orders from the director of counter terrorism. Stay sharp.
Guard:
All right, gentlemen. Welcome.
[The Librarians mingle with the other guests]
Flynn:
The royal family must have created access to get to the stone. Look for a secret passageway, something out of the ordinary. [stumbles]
Eve:
Undercover, Librarian. Can't hold you up all night.
Flynn:
How about the next five minutes?
Jacob:
All right, look for anything out of place. We got to find the secret passage.
Ezekiel:
Well, if we find it, it's not so secret, then, is it?
Eve:
They're running standard counter terrorism along the perimeter and soft threat assessment on the inside, which means their attention's on the V.I.P.s.
And the interior guards are guarding the doorways and the corridors, which begs one question... [sees a guard standing on his own by a wall] why is that guard standing at the wall?
Flynn:
That coat of arms belonged to John Sheffield, the Duke of Normandy, original architect of Buckingham Palace.
Eve and Flynn:
Secret door.
Flynn:
[Stumbles] I think I might be fading a little faster than I thought.

Ambassador:
Mr. Dulaque, we cannot thank you enough for your donation.
Dulaque:
Ambassador, I've always said if you want to change the world, you can't wait around for other people to do it for you.

Tunnels beneath The Palace

[Lamia's men are digging through a wall]
Lamia:
We're running out of time. Get me through that wall.
[The wall gives way and reveals a hidden tunnel, at the end of which is a cavern containing a stone with a metal cage over it]
Lamia:
The stone of King Arthur. Bring in the lights and the air hoses. Cut through this.
Bad Guy:
Right, ma'am. [bad guy touches the cage and he disintegrates]
Lamia:
Right. New plan. [Drags Cassandra over to a plague with a puzzle on it] What is this?
Cassandra:
It's High Enoch ian. It's a mathematical language based on ancient Greek and Hebrew.
Lamia:
And you can crack it?
Cassandra:
Given time.

Upstairs at the reception

[Flynn is getting weaker. Ezekiel is using his phone to mess with Palace security and draw them away from the wall]
Controller (on radio):
Please respond
[Guards walk away]
Ezekiel:
Buckingham Palace. [opens the secret door in the wall] I was really expecting a better secret door.
Eve:
I'll write a letter.

In the tunnels by KIng Arthur's Stone

[Cassandra solves the High Enochian puzzle and the metal cage opens]
Lamia:
Nice work, little Librarian. Palaces have dungeons, right? Find a cell. Stick her in it.
Bad Guy:
Yes, ma'am.
Cassandra:
You said you were gonna help people.
Lamia:
We are. We're bringing magic back to the world... the whole world, all at once. Technology ends, magic returns, and we control it.
Bad Guy:
[Leading Cassandra from the cavern] Come on, move.
Lamia:
[holds Excalibur over the Stone, magic light sparks between the two]
Return to us, oh, ancient world of wonders. Return and be ours! [Plunges Excalibur back into its Stone]

An old wine cellar

Jacob:
It's the old section. George III's time.
Flynn:
Uh-oh.

In the cavern

[Blue magic light shoots out from Excalibur and the Stone]

Upstairs at the reception

[Lights flicker off and then back on]
Dulaque:
[eyes glow with blue magic light] Welcome back.

In the wine cellar

Flynn:
The sword's rejoined the stone. [his side is bleeding heavily now] Magic's coming back.
Ezekiel:
Hello, Darling. [pulls out a bottle of wine] A 1911 Château d'Yquem. Stole one of these once. Worth about $100,000. Not a chance of this staying in a wine cellar. I don't care whose wine cellar it is.
Flynn:
[presses some of the wine bottles] Hang on. [secret door to a hidden corridor opens]

Act Eight

Tunnels beneath the palace

Flynn:
Oh. They tunneled in from...
Eve:
Shh!
Flynn:
[quieter] They tunneled in from the side. That's much smarter than what we did.
[The Librarians listen to Lamia in the cavern]
Lamia:
We have worked long and hard to achieve what stands before us today, brothers... the goal of returning magic to the world. It is but moments away.
[Librarians move away back up the tunnel]
Flynn:
Okay, we got trained killers. There's a woman that's got a crown that... that's allowing her to control the most deadly weapon on Earth. Ideas, ideas, ideas, ideas.
Cassandra:
[from inside the cell the Serpent Brotherhood placed her in] I have some ideas.
Ezekiel:
Hey, Kid.
Jacob:
Uh, no, thanks. You already sold us out once.
Flynn:
She had her reasons. Let's get her out of there. [Ezekiel opens the cell door and releases Cassandra] Okay, what's the big idea?
Cassandra:
Okay. Come here. Come on. [leads them to the Serpent Brotherhood's drilling equipment] Okay, so, that's the drill that they cool with ice-water pipes. That's the air recycler. And then the electrical wires for the generator, and then...
Flynn:
I got you. Metal pipes. Very good plan. Distraction, then action. This is gonna work, but it's gonna take all of us. Stone, your knowledge of mechanics. You need to reroute that ice-water coolant into the warm air recycler. That's gonna give us our cover. [Jacob reroutes the coolant and fills the cavern with steam]
Lamia:
Librarians. Find them!
Bad Guy:
Yes, ma'am. Right, come on.
Flynn:
Ezekiel, you're hacking. You got to rewire that generator panel and give me alternating current, very strong, when I yell for it at the frequency Cassandra gives you. [Ezekiel rewires the panel]
Cassandra:
6-7-1-4.
Flynn:
Eve, you got to keep them distracted while I get to Lamia. [Eve sneaks up on the bad guys and attacks them]
Eve:
Aah!
[In the cavern]
Lamia:
[picks up another sword] I hear you, Librarian.
Flynn:
[wielding a piece of metal piping] Give me the crown. And stop this.
Lamia:
Stop this? [Lamia and Flynn fight]
[In the tunnels a bad guy sees Ezekiel and Cassandra]
Bad Guy:
Hey, what are you doing?!
Jacob:
[tackles the bad guy] Watch out!
[In the cavern]
Lamia:
Magic is returning to the world. It's flowing out through the Ley Lines, creeping back into every corner of this planet.
Flynn:
Magic you control, whose power I can't let you have.
Lamia: [hits Flynn in his side and he collapses] And how are you going to stop us? Hmm? With your little knock-off Librarians?One doomed by her gift, one who fled his gift, one who abuses it? Or your little soldier girl?
Flynn:
No. I'm the Librarian. Librarians win with knowledge. Librarians win with science. Librarians win with electromagnets!
[In the tunnel, Ezekiel flicks a switch on the generator panel and electricity flows through the tunnel and into the piping,which has wire coiled round it, Flynn's holding, magnetizing it. He uses the magnet to pull King Arthur's Crown from Lamia]
Flynn:
'Cal, come! {Excalibur flies from the Stone and fights off Lamia who flees]

[Excalibur is very weak, as it Flynn, they both collapse together as the other Librarians arrive in the cavern]
Cassandra:
What's happening?
Flynn:
The magic's gone back into the Earth. He's dying. I think we both are. Listen, the power that's left is almost all raw magic. It can help you. It can save you.
Eve:
Flynn.
Flynn:
It's okay. Judson's gone. Charlene's gone. Excalibur's dying. It's time. [hands Excalibur to Cassandra]
Eve:
Flynn.
Flynn:
Just touch it to your head. [hands Cassandra the sword and passes out]
Cassandra:
Oh God! [places the sword on Flynn's wound, magic pours out of it and through Flynn, saving him]
Flynn:
Oh. No. No. It was supposed to be for you.
Cassandra:
You already have saved me.
Flynn:
[Picks up the dying Excalibur] It's okay. It's okay, old friend. [places Excalibur on the Stone and it's absorbed into the rock as it dies]

Act Nine

Portland, Outside the Annex

Jenkins:
[hands out envelopes to Jacob, Ezekiel and Cassandra] Your airline tickets.
Jacob:
What, that's it?
Flynn:
For you? Yes. Thank you very much. I don't think it's fair or safe to involve you in this life any longer.
Ezekiel:
A life that would have been ours had luck broken just a little differently.
Flynn:
Mm... Maybe not.
Jacob:
So back to our lives.
Flynn:
Yep.
Jacob:
Knowing that magic is real, knowing the world...
Cassandra:
Is so big. The world is so big. I mean, what if we can't just... Move on?
Flynn:
Well... Jenkins.
Jenkins:
Yes.
[Flynn and Jenkins walk back to the Annex]
Flynn:
What about temporal resonance? We could get a crystal skull, and I know where to...
Jenkins:
Sir, sir, I... I've tried everything. Now, the... the card catalog is still anchored to this reality. It can still access the records of The Library... books, manuscripts. But The Library itself and all of its artifacts are cut loose from this world. The... The Library is adrift in... time and space. The Library, Sir, is lost.

Act Ten

Inside the Annex

Judson:
Hello, Flynn.
Flynn:
Judson. Is The Library...
Judson:
Intact? Certainly.
Flynn:
And Charlene?
Judson:
She's with The Library. She's tougher than she looks, you know.
Flynn:
And you?
Judson:
I'm, uh... My... my time is done.
Flynn:
You're ready to move on.
Judson:
No. You're ready.
Flynn:
You know, Judson, I never, um... I never had a father.
Judson:
And I never had a son. Well... Now we're both liars.
Flynn:
I'm gonna find The Library. I'm the Librarian. Nothing's impossible.
Judson:
The serpent brotherhood failed, but they released an enormous amount of magic into the world. You're in charge now. And... and... and you're not going to have time to... to search for The Library.
Flynn:
No. Not if I try to do it alone.
Judson:
Flynn... I'll... I'll always be... [Judson's image fades from the mirror]
[Eve enters the room]
Eve:
Flynn?
Flynn:
I'm the Librarian. I'm in charge.
Eve:
Oh. Okay.
Flynn:
So it's time I started making up some new rules. [Flynn leaves Eve standing alone in the Annex. Judson reappears in the mirror and sends her after Flynn]

Outside the Annex

Flynn:
[Stops Jenkins' car, the Librarians climb back out]
New plan. Although I suspect it's the old plan. I'm just figuring it out. Open your envelopes.
Cassandra:
Our airline tickets?
[Ezekiel, Cassandra and Jacob open the envelopes and find invitations to join the Library inside]
Flynn:
Just as I suspected. We have a lot of work to do.

Inside the Annex

Flynn:
I think that this will be a perfect base of operations. We'll have access to the archives, if not the artifacts. And Jenkins here will teach you how to research and supervise your training as Librarians.
Jenkins:
What are you talking about? We do not train Librarians.
Flynn:
Yes, and isn't that stupid? We take a highly intelligent, but totally unsuspecting, individual, drop them in a world of magic, and then expect them not to die before they learn where the toilet is.
Jenkins:
That is how it's always been done.
Flynn:
Now that I'm Librarian, we're not doing it that way anymore. Meet... The Librarianettes. No. Meet the Librarians in training, the L.I.T.s, my little LITS. Yes.
Eve:
But... but they're not qualified.
Flynn:
Then we'll qualify them. I'll still handle the big stuff. They'll handle all the, you know, slightly less-apocalyptic stuff. And this will free me up to find The Library and bring it back.
Jenkins:
That is impossible.
Flynn:
Oh, impossible! Pipsy-posh! Pipsy-posh, Jenkins! People keep saying that as if we don't eat the impossible for breakfast every day. I'm offering you a life of mystery... And misery... Of loneliness... And adventure. More than that, I'm offering you an opportunity to make a difference... And save the world every week. Twice before Friday. Are you in?
Jacob:
Even her?
Flynn:
Yeah.
Eve:
She sacrificed her own life to save Flynn's. I trust her.
Jacob:
I'll give it a shot. If we're helping people, sure.
Ezekiel:
It will provide an opportunity to steal new things. I'm in.
[Cassandra runs to Flynn and hugs him]
Flynn:
Hey, it's your library now. At least this little part of it. And don't worry... I'll be back to check on you in a few weeks. Try not to die.
Jenkins:
Oh, joy.
[Flynn and Eve leave together]
Eve:
We'll need to find them a Guardian. Stone's the only one who can handle himself in a bar fight, and I don't think you'll find too many magical artifacts in dive bars.
Flynn:
I've already found their Guardian.
Eve:
Flynn, no. With Judson gone, who can you trust?
Flynn:
Well, that's just it. With Judson gone and The Library gone, if anything were to happen to me, they're the future. I haven't met anybody that I trust in the last five years. I trust you... to protect them.
Eve:
But I thought you needed a Guardian.
Flynn:
The Library chose you to be a Guardian. I think The Library chose you to be... their Guardian. And lord knows they're gonna need protecting. Way more than I need... More than I want to be traveling the world with you.
Eve:
Librarian and Guardian. The job's more important than what we want.
Flynn:
Oh, don't say that. That's the old way. But, for now, we have to work separately.
Eve:
[kisses Flynn] Come back alive, Librarian.
Flynn:
I... come back... Yeah. I... will come back and I'll talk... um... Sorry. I'm just... I'll call you. No, I'll text you. Well, you text me, and we'll text each other. It'll be... one of those thi... Okay, so, yeah. Okay. [Flynn walks away]
[In the main room]
Jenkins:
Now, um, I know that Flynn is technically the Librarian and that I technically work for The Library... Vis-à-vis, et cetera, et cetera, the Librarian. But I don't...
Eve:
Really have a choice. These three will be using this as a base of operations, and I'll be supervising their security. So... make yourself useful or make yourself gone.
Jenkins:
I suppose there's always the Clippings Book.
Cassandra:
What's a Clippings Book?
Jenkins:
Oh, child of the annoying digital age, it is how we used to gather information about news stories. Each page has clippings from different sources, detailing a bizarre mystery.
Jacob:
Well, we really don't need a book full of old newspaper articles.
Jenkins:
Oh, silly Midwestern person. This Clippings Cook is the Library's Clippings Book. Every night, there is a new page, new information about a new mystery happening that very day. Come. Let's begin. [Shows the LITS the Clippings Book] Oh-ho! Oh. This is fascinating. You will never solve this one.

Fade out...