Warehouse 13 airs Monday on SyFy at 9/8C.
Mark Sheppard's return as Valda - He makes an awesome villain in any circumstance but he's especially clever here. I admit I am thoroughly prejudiced towards Mark Sheppard, but he does a stellar job in this episode. I'm glad they've made him the last warehouse enemy.
All the action - There is barely time for the audience to breathe, much less the characters, as they race from one place to another trying to save the world…again. The plot is mostly tight with only a few shipping slowdowns thrown in to stop the forward momentum.
Warehouse (and Mrs. Frederic) back story - I think I learned more about the warehouse in this episode than in an entire season combined. I've always been fascinated by the underpinnings of the warehouse and this left several questions answered. Plus we get to a part of the warehouse never discussed before, as far as I can remember.
Smart Pete for the Win - I always enjoy when Pete gets to use his brains and he does so in a huge way here. In fact, you could say that Pete's smarts save the day.
Other notable events: Pete pantses Myka, agent down, the return of MANY artifacts, steampunk eyewear, and a twist I didn't see coming.
Grade: B+ (with a full letter grade demerit for the shipping. Without it, this would have been one of my favorite episodes of Warehouse 13.)
Best Scene - working towards the twist
Best Return - Mark Sheppard
Best Reason to Watch - lots of information on how the warehouse works and a new part of the warehouse
Best Reason to Fast Forward - shipping nonsense
Least Surprising - Claudia's plan
Smartest - Pete's great plan
Best Physical Reaction - Pete to spiders
Biggest Aww Moment - **** cries
Best Character Interaction / Best Hug - Artie and Steve
Best National Treasure - the bar
Artifacts (Used or Mentioned): There are 15 artifacts in all
Brigadier General Laverlong's elephant walking stick
Chuck Yeager's record
Donner party jar
Hiram Abiff's setting maul
Julius Wilbrand's lab coat buttons
Sir William Perry's inuksuk
Spine of Saracen
Fed Ex and takeout
"Bring your favorite teddy bear and a night light. Come on."
"Don't let your feelings for her be your blind spot."
"Don't you have access to Wikipedia? Look it up."
"If I put my back any more into it, my kidneys are going to explode."
"No, there's no plan D."
"Outsourcing, huh? This guy gets more evil by the minute."
"Right. There it is. I knew there was some bad news in there somewhere."
"Velma, Daphne, let's go."
"What happens if we destroy it?" "Happily accepting guesses on that."
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