Back Of The Fridge: Warehouse Inventory #6

Sometimes, life takes over. We get it. Even though everyone is telling you that [insert movie/tv show/comic book/video game/other] is amazing and you’d love it, sometimes it just doesn’t make it on your plate at the time. It happens to us, too. Now we’re trying to fix that. “Back of the Fridge” is our occasionally-updated look back at the things we should have experienced when they first appeared, but missed along the way.

In “Warehouse Inventory,” Tek enters a world of Endless Wonder with Warehouse 13.


Season 3 (Part 2)

Past Imperfect

We finally delve deep enough into Myka’s past to fully close the door on the murder of her partner/lover. Myka went to a pretty dark place with this obsession eating away at her, but thankfully, Pete was there to ground her as she has done so many time for him.

Meanwhile, hilarity ensues at the Warehouse with Artie, Steve, and Claudia. The mind-reading fezzes are great, but I’m glad it finally led to the truth about FBI pain-in-the-ass Stukowski.

And what is up with the damn scarab? It’s been burrowing through the Warehouse for weeks! Is this leading to something?

Pete-ism: “It’s like having breakfast with my Aunt Jude and Uncle Pall Mall.”

The 40th Floor

Whoa! Heavy story episode!

Now we know that our faceless villain is after the Regents, but, by attacking the Regents, you attack the Warehouse. Home soil is threatened and we get to see scary Mrs. Frederic. That was a big ol’ “yikes.” We’ve seen hints of what she’s capable of in the past, but this was a whole new level. Mama Bear mode. Sadly, Steve wasn’t on board with her methods and is now on the outs. But, if we’ve learned anything, Warehouse agents don’t stay gone for long.

And, of course, the biggest gem to come out of the episode is not only the addition of Captain Janeway herself, but the revelation that Pete’s own mother is a Regent, and a very important one now that she has the Remati Shackle.

Personal note: I really hope the shadowed, wheelchair-bound villain isn’t Pete’s dad. No need to make this a total family affair.

Pete-ism: “Mom?!”

Shadows

We’re making progress. Our villain finally has a face and a motive. A nice surprise with regard to who they got too. I think he’ll be a solid villain in the episodes to come. And who knows, maybe he’ll try some …WEIRD SCIENCE!!!

I also spent the entire episode trying to figure out why I recognized the girl who was the focus of this week’s artifact. When I looked it up and saw she (Alessandra Terresani) was on Caprica, I did a total facepalm but also got a good laugh out of Claudia’s blatant “What the frak?” delivery.

I think I’ll forego the Pete-ism for this one. He had a pretty emotional episode while reliving one of the hardest times of his life while also struggling with the fact that his mother has kept this enormous secret from him for his whole life.

Ok, can we get Steve back now?

Insatiable

Kind of a filler. Artifact zombies running around in Ithaca and Claudia thinks she’s going to die in the Warehouse. Yup, filler. Also, I thought Claudia was madly in love with fellow tech nerd/witness for the prosecution, Todd. Clearly the musician is the flavor of the week now.

The only thing to really come out of this was Steve’s apparent joining with the bad guys after he got burned by Mrs. Frederic. I’m really hoping that when asked to join Walter Sykes’s crusade against the Regents, Steve’s thought process was 1) accept with the bad guys’ offer, 2) infiltrate bad guys, 3) take down bad guys from inside, 4) rejoin Warehouse team. Fingers crossed on that one.

Pete-ism: “No, no. You don’t talk to the living dead. You either run really fast or shoot ’em in the head. Pop! Pop!”

Emily Lake

Clearly H.G. Wells is too good of a character to let go…even if she’s split into two mentalities and put in the greatest witness protection program imaginable.

On the opposing sideline, Syke’s endgame has us guessing all the way to the season finale. What does H.G. know that is going to be of use to him in his vendetta against the Regents? Oh, and I would like to say “told ya so” with regard to Steve. Inside man FTW.

Also, Tesla rifles! Season 3 finale coming atcha!

Pete-ism: “H.G. Wells is a…cat lady?”

Stand *MAJOR SPOILERS*

Whoa! They actually showed Pete and Myka on a plane, traveling to their destination! I guess China is too far to make it seem like they could just drive.

Anyhoo… We come to what looks like the end of an era. Walter Sykes, a frighteningly 2-dimensional bad-guy, gets both what he wanted and what was coming to him, but his inevitable demise was anti-climactic at best. He’s in the Warehouse with Pete, Myka, Artie, and Jane, and it all comes down to him just getting stuck in the closing portal between the Warehouse and the Regent Sanctum. Pretty disappointing. But, of course, it’s what happens afterwards that truly seizes your attention. The Warehouse is destroyed from within, resulting in the deaths of both Mrs. Frederic and H.G. Wells, and bringing us and the team down even further than we all were after Steve’s death.

HOWEVER, as usual, there is the unanswered question: What is the significance of the watch left to Artie by MacPherson? Artie seemed pretty positive when glancing at it after the destruction of the Warehouse, so there’s some hope for what lies before us in season 4.

Pete-ism: “Takes a lickin’ and keeps on trying to kill us.”

The Greatest Gift

They did it again! A Christmas episode tacked onto the end of the season.

Warehouse 13 does its own rendition of It’s a Wonderful Life, but Eddie is way more amusing than Jimmy Stewart. We even get a guest appearance from former villain James MacPherson who tries to hold onto a world without Pete.

The post-regular-season episode was also a little jarring, just as last season’s was after Myka’s departure, since the Warehouse is still standing. But, alternate history stories are always entertaining as they explore “What if?”

Ok, NOW we can head to season 4 to see how the team bounces back from their biggest blow yet.

Pete-ism: Little Girl: “Do you work for Santa?” Pete: “I do. I work in Customer Relations.”


Season 3 has ended on one hell of a low note, but in classic Warehouse 13 fashion, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of an artifact. After all, the show isn’t called “big crater in the ground 13”.

Check back very soon as we dive into season 4!

Written by: Rob "T3K" Piontek

Rob is excited to be contributing to The Fridge. With one finger on the pulse of Marvel/DC and another on that of Hollywood's superhero franchises, no multi-issue arc or casting rumor is too small to report. When Rob opens The Fridge, the light inside shines green!

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