In this new episode of The Librarians, a town called Feud is plagued by ghosts, and our Librarians must uncover the truth of what happened there 100 years ago.
Read on for our recap of The Librarians 4×09, “A Town Called Feud.”
Before the Clipping Book sends our Librarians and their Guardian to investigate a town which is apparently dealing with ghosts, we see Jenkins dealing with yet another mortal duty in The Librarians 4×09: grocery shopping. To him, it can’t even be compared to slaying dragons, which he sees as a far easier task.
Eve helps him with his bags, while Cassie, Jake, and Ezekiel are once again engaged in a quarrel over Darrington Dare’s warning that there should be just one Librarian at a time. While Ezekiel and Jones tend to agree with Dare, Cassandra points out that having multiple Librarians in action has saved the Library many times. Eve seems no less confused and undecided than her Librarians, and nobody seems to be able to come to a resolution. Who will tether with Eve to the Library, thus becoming immortal with her?
The team has to abandon the quarrel for the moment to focus on what the Clipping Book wants them to investigate in The Librarians 4×09: ghost sightings at a Civil War re-enactment in a town called Feud. Time for a field trip, although Cassandra decides to stay in the Library with Jenkins.
Thanks to the magic door, Eve and her Librarians reach Feud in a heartbeat. We learn that the town was named after a famous feud between two brothers. Carlton and Uriah Loveday joined opposite sides of the Civil War, eventually killing each other. The town even has a literal line that divides Feud’s northern and southern areas.
At the town’s museum – once the Lovedays’ house – our Librarians meet curator and founder Janet Hedge as The Librarians 4×09 continues. She tells them about an important discovery: the once-lost half of a locket. The two halves belonged to the Loveday brothers, and until now, only one’s location was known. Hedge is now ready to show the other half to the press and the public, and reunite the halves at a celebration of the Feud re-enactment festival.
Eve and her Librarians realize immediately that ghosts showing up in Feud must have something to do with the lost half of the locket getting found. The locket is definitely an artifact. What’s going to happen when the two halves will be reunited? The Librarians guess nothing good.
Alone inside the museum, Eve and Jake have their first encounter with a ghost, who whispers to them that the brothers are rising. On a screen inside the room, Eve sees an image: Jake and Ezekiel pointing guns at each other. What does that mean?
Back at the Library, Jenkins is getting another taste of the mortal life: a tea party. While he tastes tea and pastries, Cassandra has questions for him about Darrington Dare. In episode 4×05, Dare delivered his warning to Flynn and mentioned how the war between two Librarian brothers nearly caused the total destruction of the Library they swore to protect. Cassandra thinks that if they can find out more about these two brothers, the current Librarians could avoid making their same mistakes, meaning they could continue to work as a team. Jenkins thinks there could be letters belonging to the brothers stored inside the Library’s archive.
Back in Feud, Eve and her Librarians try to talk with Hedge about the ghost sighting. They ask to see the other half of the locket she found, but she doesn’t appear keen to collaborate with them. That locket means new visitors and money coming to Feud – in short, it means business, even at the expense of history and a delicate matter such as the war. As Eve says, “War is not a game. It’s not fun. It is not a festival.” And a a former NATO agent, Eve knows a thing or two about war.
As The Librarians 4×09 continues, Eve, Jake, and Ezekiel experience more ghosts sightings. They decide they must retrieve the locket before the ghosts of the two brothers rise again to start a new war.
Later that night, they try to break into Hedge’s safe, thinking the locket might be there. They don’t find anything but are caught by Hedge, who calls the police and gets them locked up.
The next day, Hedge is ready to launch the new festival in Feud by reuniting the two halves of the locket. Sure enough, the ghosts of the two Loveday brothers appear and take possession of Ezekiel and Jake’s bodies. The two Librarians point guns at one another, but are unable to shoot.
The Librarians figure out that something is wrong with the story Hedge has always told about the Loveday brothers. The two didn’t kill each other – in fact, they were both killed during the war as they were about to reconcile. In the end, they chose peace. The true story of the brothers is finally revealed, and the town has a new name: Forgiveness.
As Eve, Jake, and Ezekiel go back to the Library, they have a new vision of how things should be, and there should definitely be more than one Librarian. But their enthusiasm dies out as soon as Jenkins and Cassandra reveal that they found the letters Darrington Dare talked about. The two brothers who fought against each other brought about the Dark Ages and the Library’s almost-destruction.
The reason the two brothers fell apart was selfishness. They started to put their own personal interests ahead of the Library’s. Cassandra points out that the current Librarians are doing the same thing, and therefore, she and Jenkins have come to agree with Dare. There should only be one Librarian at a time.
But who is going to remain Librarian? Who is going to tether with Eve?
What did you think of The Librarians 4×09, “A Town Called Feud”?