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WAREHOUSE 13: Nevermore

September 16, 2009 by  

Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13

I swear on the ashes of the first 12 warehouses that I love this show! And as an added bonus, there were no rats in this episode. I really thought there were going to be rats, especially during the pendulum scene. Yuck. Instead, just deliciously creepy Poe words literally jumping right off of the page!

I want to take a moment to discuss one of the biggest complaints about Warehouse 13. Some critics have argued that the writers have plowed through storylines as quickly as Pete plows through a box of Thin Mints, and okay, sure…there have been some rushed storylines, but let’s think about it. Season one was completed and in the can and on the air before anyone knew there was a season two. So, the writers had some stories they wanted to make sure received resolution. That’s why Myka and her father made up, in one episode. So, yes, it did seem kind of convenient, and easy, but, whatever. The writers now have a season two to dig a little deeper into each character. I am pretty excited about that.

Okay! Enough of that, and back to the episode. It starts out with the team hot on McPherson’s trail, and he’s a slippery little devil (with a great accent). He escapes in time to be the title of next week’s season finale, and meanwhile, we’ve got ourselves a bifurcated artifact, and it causes a bifurcated case. On one hand, Myka’s dad (he puts the Bering in Bering and Sons) is reading a book he received, and it’s an original Poe. But as quickly as he opens it, the words begin to crawl over his skin, leaving him in an arrested state. On the other side of the artifact coin is Poe’s pen, an object stolen by disaffected youth “Bobby” at a private school in Oregon. I actually quite liked the way the writer (David Simkins) intertwined the two plots. It felt very seamless to me in this episode. Thoughts from you?

I thought Myka’s dad was more crotchety than evil, but, he certainly wasn’t ‘ideal dad’, that’s for sure. I loved Pete showing up to help Myka with her family. Jokes like Pete being called Pip and Myka calling the Warehouse the ‘world’s most dangerous Antiques Roadshow’ are my kind of funny.

But it’s no laughing matter when Pete (+Claudia) and Myka split up to get to the bottom of the case. Myka and her mother are forced to sit and watch as Mr. Bering grows more and more agitated and affected by the artifact. Artie’s solution? Read to him, his favorite books. Surround him with the things he loves most…WORDS. I appreciated Myka’s genuine worry for her dad, and I liked that Pete made her stay there while he went away.

He and Claudia were soon in the clutches of Bobby, as the boy used notes to warn of pain he was about to inflict on his (perceived) enemies. Fire, Wall, Mine, Pendulum. Creepy!!! Loved Pete shushing Claudia muy mucho, and I liked how Bobby’s retribution was based on the fact that words have power. He was misdirected in his rage, but then again (ENGLISH MAJOR ALERT), Poe’s villains were always very flawed and sometimes slightly deranged. Bobby would fit in well with Montresor (‘The Cask of Amontillado’), and the narrators from ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’.

Okay, okay, enough of my nerdery. What really, really, really works for the show is when they let Pete and Myka be pros at what they do. Artie is good at the warehouse, and Claudia is a good sidekick, and that’s a good formula. And this episode used that formula quite well. I laughed when ‘Irene’ (and yes, I’m going to call her that, in the hopes that she’s not standing right behind me) came out of nowhere and disappeared, too. I think she’s one of the best characters on TV right now.

Here’s a question for you…who has been YOUR favorite character on Warehouse 13, and why?

Next week’s episode looks to be very intense, and I’m excited for it, while kind of sad to see this fun show end for the season.

Be sure to check back in with GMMR this week as your favorite regular season shows are starting up again. Plus, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Warehouse 13 star, Eddie McClintock. We’ll let you in on a little scoop for next week’s finale and tell you Eddie’s dream artifact (and what it’s consequence would be), as well as what Eddie hopes to one day have in common with Greg Brady and Vincent Price. Stay tuned!


5 Responses to “WAREHOUSE 13: Nevermore”

  1. Kristi on September 16th, 2009 11:17 am

    I love this show too! I love the whole idea. I’m not sure who my favorite character is. I loved Pete the minute he stepped on screen and Mike has grown on me in the past few shows. Claudia is fabulous and fun and I look forward to Mrs. Frederick popping up. Arte is the one that I’m liking the least. He seems a bit too guarded for my taste especially considering all that has happened. OH! I thought that ‘world’s most dangerous Antiques Roadshow’ was very funny too!

  2. Gum on September 16th, 2009 4:03 pm

    This was a great, episode- probably b/c I love Poe and words and thought the artifact was espeially creepy, not to mention, you can’t beat a British Baddie! 🙂

    Best line: “I will drop a dictionary on your crotch”

    My favorite character is Artie. I can’t wait to get more of his backstory! That’s not to say I don’t like Pete and Co….just really like Artie!

    The finale looks intense, but I’m so glad there’s a second year on the books.

    Also, Seels, thnx for taking the time to review each ep- and apparently now bring us some behind the scenes yumminess. Can’t wait to see what Eddie had to say.

    Write On,
    Gum 🙂

  3. Ryan on September 16th, 2009 10:08 pm

    The prints you’re interested in from Leena’s B&B can be found here:



  4. Sarah (seeleybaby) on September 16th, 2009 10:38 pm

    RYAN!!!! AH!!!! Thank you! EEEK!

    and hey, Gum…yes, isn’t Roger Rees great? Although, I keep imagining him in Robin Hood, Men in Tights. We’ll pay for this. You’ll pay…for this!

    Heya Kristi…thanks for the comment. i ALSO look forward to Mrs. F popping up. she totally cracks me up.

  5. Agent52 on September 17th, 2009 9:06 pm

    This show is one of my favorites too. I’m SOOO glad there will be a S.2. I can’t decide who I like the best, and this is a good thing; it means the cast is working together as an ensemble, each playing to his or her strengths and combining the parts to make a wonderful whole. Where do the writers come up with these artifacts? Wouldn’t you kill to be a writer on this show? Think of the creative freedom they have!! Anything goes with this concept. One of these days we might even see where the Ark of the Covenant is stored in the warehouse. 🙂