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Warehouse 13 Season Premiere Review: Welcome, Steve Jinks

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I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Agent Steve Jinks and what that would mean to the rather established surrogate family we’ve come to know over the past two seasons on Warehouse 13.

Especially because he was, essentially, replacing Myka.

Pete and New Partner

But when it all came to a close, I was happy with how everything was handled. Granted, it might also have been because Joanne Kelly was including in the opening title card. Not exactly the best way to keep viewers guessing.

Getting back to Jinks, I have to applaud Warehouse 13. It was the right time to add some new blood to the mix, and Steve is the perfect candidate for the job. It fee;s like he's been around since the beginning. Aaron Ashmore stepped in perfectly to the role.

Steve served a few purposes in this episode. He gave new viewers a great jumping off point, as we were reintroduced to the show and what it’s about. He also gave a voice to the audience, stating many of our opinions and thoughts on the current scene.

I’m not sure how his power will be used (or misused) in the future. Let's hope it’s kept mainly to the cases and left more or less alone with our merry band of agents. At the same time, though, the fact that he can tell when someone is lying feels like it could take away from some of the investigations.

I’m so very glad Myka is back, however. I’ve been wondering for almost a year just how she was going to be resolved. And while I’m not sure I entirely agree with how she re-entered the picture, I do agree with H.G. Wells: just because Myka’s job was sometimes not the greatest thing in the world, causing her to harbor some feelings she didn’t entirely like, that doesn’t mean she needs to let that dominate her life.

This fear only made her stray from the things she was good at: her job, making the world a better place. Not tiny potatoes by a long shot.

That brings us to Claudia and Artie. I’m happy to report the things that I love so much about them are still very much intact. I was curious to see how much would shift with this surrogate father/daughter. While there is a much greater respect between the two of them, there’s still plenty of bantering and a dry sense of humor, as well.

There really isn’t anything that I didn’t enjoy about "The New Guy." I felt the Myka resolution could have been a little smoother, but there are still emotions and relationships that can be mined and explored from it. Isn't it nice that we hang out in our favorite Warehouse again?

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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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    does the character steven jinks really get killed off

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    Very good. Some setting up it's true. Pete was hilarious. I hope we see more artifact interactions and new gadgets like the tesla grenade

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    A favorite show of mine, but a quibble: In the last scene, if someone throws a plastic bag over your head to suffocate you, instead of just grabbing at the hands at your throat, might you not, instead, punch your fingers through the plastic in front of your open mouth and rip the bag apart?

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    It was a great opening episode. I think the addition of the New Guy was just what the series needed, and I was very happy with the chemistry of that show. It did not come at Claudia's expense, thank god - and can Allison Scagliotti get any dang smart/funny/hot? I think to those who saw it as a bit weak or uniteresting, the problem was that A story was the introduction of 'The New Guy' and so the actual 'problem' which is typically the A story becomes the B story and so it had that sort of diluted feeling to it. BUt really who watches this show for the 'stories?' Fans wait for the Pete moments(his "Kirk Out" moment on the Farnsworth device had me rewinding and laughing all over again) or Artie's freak out at Claudia backing up the forklift ("That's the least of our worries, Artie) and of course Myka showing up in the Warehouse, looking stunning in her new season hairdo - it all added up to a great 43:40.
    Marsters as the Big Bad - well who else, really? Anybody who can call humans 'happy meals on legs' and make it sound both serious and hilarious at the same time has my vote.

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    the show was good, not great though. last season started with a bit more suspence and action. if there was a larger problem with a bit more of a theme, it would have been better.

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    it really is great to be back reviewing and watching this amazing show again!
    i and my wife were counting down the days until we would be able to watch it again. And watch it we did.

    I did like the episode and it held everything that i love about the show.

    I for one am very interested to see where they are going this year with this show.

    According to Jack kenny, there is going to be more of the history and mythos revealed about our favorite warehouse.
    (and how cool was it that they got zeus and hera into the episode...or at the very least, greek mythology.)

    Last year it was zodiac signs that warehouse 13 had going, so is this year the year of the greek gods?

    I for one can't wait until next monday.

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    Hey, just wondering does anybody else think that that guy in the shadows at the end was James Masters?????




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