The Quest: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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The Quest

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It's familiar stuff, but The Librarians offers family-friendly fun with a mixture of silliness and adventure.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2014

When someone begins killing off potential librarians, Flynn Carsen and Col. Eve Baird must save the three that are left.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2014

Flynn, Col. Baird and the potential librarians must stop the Serpent Brotherhood from returning magic to the world.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2014

The librarians' first solo mission hits a snag when Baird loses the others in a magical labyrinth that exists below a skyscraper.

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Air date: Dec 21, 2014

When the Serpent Brotherhood wants to kill Santa, the librarians must rescue him and help him accomplish the secret purpose of Christmas.

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Air date: Dec 28, 2014

When the dragons sleeping beneath the earth threaten to awaken, Flynn returns to help find their hidden treasure.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2015

The librarians travel to a town where fairy tales come to life and attack.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2015

The librarians are forced to intercede when a group of competitive high school students start undercutting each other with witchcraft.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2015

The librarians encounter the house behind the legend of all haunted houses and set out to destroy it.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2015

An investigation into a missing person uncovers what appears to be an alien invasion in a small town.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2015

When Dulaque changes the course of fate, Baird begins moving through alternate timelines that reveal the changing destinies of the librarians.

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Cast & Crew

Rebecca Romijn
Eve Baird

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Christian Kane
Jake Stone

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Lindy Booth
Cassandra Cillian

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John Harlan Kim
Ezekiel Jones

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John Larroquette
Jenkins

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Matt Frewer
Dulaque

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Lesley-Ann Brandt
Lamia

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Bob Newhart
Judson

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Jim Jefferies
British Santa

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Noah Wyle
Flynn Carsen

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Jimmy Garcia
Dobra

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Eric Ray Anderson
Walter

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Jon Bebe
Hawkins

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Shaunyce Omar
Pedestrian

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Elsa Faith
Pedestrian

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Gary Kraus
Naked Mayor

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Brendan Quinlan
Arguing Man

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Robin Douglas
Nurse

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Raul Espericueta
Cowboy Bar Patron

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David A. Velarde
Native American Man at the Bar

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Dean Devlin
Executive Producer
John Rogers
Executive Producer
Marc Roskin
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Noah Wyle
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Audience Reviews for The Quest: Season 1

  • May 02, 2021
    I really like all the characters, especially Flynn and Baird. The wits of the cast and the sense of adventure of the character jump-start my sense of adventure. The fact that this isn't based on books just makes it even better.
  • Mar 09, 2018
    a GREAT REINTRODUCTION TO AN AWESOME FRANCHISE. GREAT CHARACTERS, GREAT ATMOSPHERE. GREAT NEW SERIES!!
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Wow, such a great continuation and expansion.
  • Mar 17, 2017
    I love this show. My daughter and I have it on DVD and watch it over and over until the next season is done
  • Feb 20, 2017
    In 2004, the TNT basic cable network present in the original movie,’ The Librarian: Quest for the Spear’, starring Noah Wyle. Television audiences are extremely well-loved me. Wyle. Thanks to his long stint as a regular on the popular NBC series ‘ER’ where he secured the record for the series of appearing in over 250 episodes. After proving his dramatic talents, the Librarian movie allowed him to demonstrate his acumen in an action comedy. The film was such a success that he created the franchise, resulting in two subsequent films, two years later Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines was released and two years after that officially became a trilogy with the premier of space, ‘The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice.' With an actor is popular and talented as Mr. Wyle, there was little doubt that he would go on to many other successful endeavors extending his abilities into production and direction. Librarian franchise did remain dormant but rather became a cult classic embraced by a sizable number of fans. Interest was sufficient that the programming executives. The TNT decided should be resurrected as a television series. Mr. Wyle was engaged in the series ‘Falling Skies’ as both a star and executive producer. That is, published accounts have noted that Mr. Wyle enjoyed playing the character of Flynn Carsen and was very amenable to reprising the role but was unable to commit to a series that could potentially go on for several years. Fortunately, overcoming obstacles such as this can occasionally result in something brilliant. The solution they arrived at would allow Mr. Wyle to participate whenever his schedule permitted to continue without him while expanding the franchise. Librarian Flynn Carsen was investigating a threat targeting the Library. During his investigation, he comes across Anti-terror agent Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn). Her combat and tactical training were exemplary invites Eve join the library staff at the new Guardian. It is a tradition at every Librarian is accompanied by her Guardian to protect not only his life but the secrets contained in the Library. The current threat Flynn was looking into was a sudden disappearance and death of potential Librarians. Due to the hazardous nature inherent to being a Librarian, a list of possible replacements is always at hand. That is this supposed to be highly secret known only to a few individuals working with the surreptitious organization maintaining the Library. Flynn and Eve managed to three individuals; Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), a scientist and mathematician, Jacob Stone (Christian Kane), an expert in art history, architecture as well several additional subjects, and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), a flamboyant mast thief. Typical for any person considered for the lauded, albeit cover position of Librarian, each one has certain unique, quirks. Cassandra has a neurological condition of synesthesia, which manifests as auditory and sensory hallucinations which in her case looks to memory retrieval and cognitive activity. Jacob has a genius IQ whose outward appearance as an Oklahoma cowboy, leads people to underestimate or outwardly dismiss him. Finally, the third potential Librarian, Ezekiel, is different from the traditional archetype for the position; he is first and foremost entirely self-centered. He also has a mastery of technology which is exceptionally beneficial in the field. The Major Domo of the Library is Jenkins (John Larroquette), who has worked during the tenure of many Librarians maintaining his office and residence and an ancillary part of the Library known as the ‘The Annex.' The Library exists outside the usual constraints of space-time similar to the inside a Time Lord’s TARDIS.it is revealed during this first season that Jenkins’s vast experience is due to his unorthodox experience; His birthday cake would bed a fire hazard requiring several hundred candles. Jenkins is better known as Sir Galahad, as in a Knight of the Round Table. The main plot point driving this season is when the Library goes missing. The mysterious evil organization, Serpent Brotherhood, is responsible. They did so to gain access to the plethora of magical in the Library’s collection to bring magic back into the world actively. Flynn, as the official Librarian of record, makes an unprecedented decision. He is taking a leave of his regular responsibilities to locate the Library while promoting the three prospects as Librarians in training with Eve serving as their collective Guardian. Together the team will work out of the Annex locating artifacts and stop the resurgence of magic in the world. Throughout the season this team of eccentric experts traveling the globe saving the world that is unaware of their existence. Contained within the Library, and by extension, the Annex is a portal, a doorway that can instantaneously teleport the Librarians anywhere in the world. There is no argument that this is a plot contrivance but considering the context it works. The first dilemma necessary to include a new set of potential replacements for Flynn is to give him a terminal illness. A brain tumor is one of the disorders preferred by screenwriters since it can linger dramatically or miraculously go into remission. Considering the future participation of Mr. Wyle was undecided this was an ideal plot device to keep things open. Another plot point that can abrogate this death sentence is the Brotherhood’s restoration of magic. It will lay the foundation for Flynn to make guest appearances as he deems permissible. Eve is concerned with the three prospects lack of experience and training. She mandates readiness drills that demonstrate that while not trained in the conventional sense their unique eccentricities when appropriately combined and focused, to the extent possible. It also ensures the audience an entertaining time with a premise that is versatile and robust. With magic struggling to reemerge into the world after lying dormant for centuries the first signs of the supernatural gaining a foothold is on the humorously zany end of the spectrum. The core theme revolved around the head of the evil Serpent Brotherhood, Dulaque (Matt Frewer) plotting to locate the stone that once had Excalibur embedded in it. Flynn had the habit of playing with the artifacts and formed a peculiarly friendly relationship with the Great Sword of Arthur. As a result of a carefully planned and meticulously pace progression of the overall story arc and character development the Arthurian legend will emerge as a crucial plot construct that will drive much of the elaboration of the series and the characters. The tone established by the made for television movies reflected the almost childlike sense of wonderment that pervaded this project. A significant component of its success was that the movies never took themselves seriously. No better example of this can be found then when one of the magical figures placed in jeopardy is Santa Claus (Bruce Campbell), explained as an ‘immortal avatar". During its resolution, Eve is forced to reconsider her entire system of beliefs particularly when she has to take over for a certain annual responsibility of Santa. Another excursion into whimsy occurs when the after drawing the Liberians into a feud between rival factions of dragons. Dulaque tries to unseat the Librarians from their traditional role as arbiter of such enchanted disputes. Instead, at one point the trio of newbies has their understanding of reality challenged. It was a momentously unsettling event just to learn the truth about the Library and the important responsibilities they have assumed. None of them could have imaged more fairy tales characters, Cassandra becoming Prince Charming, Eve the Princess, Jacob the Huntsman, and Ezekiel Jack. Roles continue to change as a young girl read stories from a magical book. Cassandra ultimately is cast as Merlin and winds up retaining some of his power. To keep the episodic stories partially ground a fantastical scenario like this followed by the trio investigating an outbreak of magic at a science fair for teens living in Chicago. This ability to slide back and forth between utter fantasies and stay lines containing a modicum of reality makes this series worth watching. Its renewal has guaranteed for at least an additional two more seasons. After watching so many TV shows solemn in how they represent reality is such a relief to kick back by entering a world where magic abounds.
  • Feb 19, 2017
    Action and adventure are the order of the day and everything is accompanied by fun and silliness, that it never hurts.
  • Dec 15, 2016
    terrible acting from almost everyone, ridiculous white-washed casting, overall a lame execution of a potentially cool idea.
  • Sep 01, 2016
    I love this series. It is fun and adventurous and something the whole family can watch together.
  • May 19, 2015
    A fun filled series that suffers from only one thing and that is the fast pace at which it runs, which could put some off in the early stages. Nevertheless it jas great potential to be something a little different in this genre.
  • May 05, 2015
    The Librarians is such a great TV show.... Yep even in Belgium we love it! A great follow-up to the movies... Can't wait season 2 to come! And of course i'm a great Christian Kane fan but Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, John Larroquette and John Kim are also great in this show! And not to forget the real Librarian Noah Wyle

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