Warehouse 13 Season Finale Review: Who Died?

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Oh my God.

That's what I uttered as the bodies and plot twists kept piling up during “Emily Lake” and "Stand." I’m almost at a loss of where to begin because I’m still trying to process all of it.

I’m really left wondering about Steve and where he lands in all this now that he’s supposedly dead because both Claudia and Artie seem to have some sort of plan to bring him back. I’m just wary of the repercussions and what that means for everyone involved seeing as it’s a very big and game changing thing to do on Warehouse 13, bringing someone back from the beyond.

What are the potential consequences for using an artifact in that manner?

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Continuing on with Steve, I knew something terribly wrong was about to happen when Claudia revealed his true allegiances, Placebo’s Running Up That Hill doesn’t play during happy times (I'm looking at you, Season Four premiere of The OC!).

My heart was breaking watching Pete discover Steve’s corpse and immediately recoiling back, but I wasn’t able to hold back my tears watching Claudia’s look of terror and remorse after losing someone so close to her. The entire scene was emotionally draining but it was so well done, my hat is off to the cast and crew for such an amazing scene.

Yet, even after all of this, I’m still not entirely pleased at how Sykes turned out. There was nothing really likable or hateable about him, he was simply a guy who lost an artifact that corrupted him and he wanted it back. Yes, his plans were ruthless, he destroyed the Warehouse, but he didn’t have long monologues or a short fuse or even an eye patch. In essence, there was nothing to him.

That isn’t entirely truthful. Sykes did do one thing for me: thanks to him I finally warmed up to H.G. and her redemption. She sacrificed herself to save Pete, Myka, and Artie – although why she didn’t just put the barrier around the nuke I’ll never know. At least now if that spinoff ever gets off the ground I won’t have such hatred for her.

Speaking of the Warehouse being destroyed, I only have one thing to say: awesome!!! Although what does that mean for Mrs. Frederick’s rather disgusting, shriveled up death? Oh, that’s right, because four dead bodies weren’t enough, Mrs. Frederick died with the Warehouse.

Warehouse 13 certainly didn’t lack commitment issues for this finale. Maybe someone can bronze me so the wait for season four won’t feel so long.

Other thoughts:

  • Nanites – Does anyone else think of Jake 2.0 after hearing that? Rest in peace UPN!
  • I rather enjoyed badass Claudia, especially that stare down with Mrs. Frederick.
  • I should start keeping track of how many artifacts are used in an episode/season, it’s gotten quite crazy at times.
  • Death by a chess game, isn’t that how Skynet is created? Or is that the red herring?
  • Tesla rifles should be mandatory.


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That wasn't Placebo's version of "Running up that hill". It was a group called Track and Field (although some are saying it is Stars of Track and Field, or Track N Field). Allison Scagliotti tweeted it the night of the finale. Please everyone stop saying it is Placebo! They never did an acoustic version of the song :)


OH YEAH! I forgot. Since MRS. Frederick was the keeper of the warehouse, if the warehouse got destroyed, she would die too. I forgot. Althought I have to agree, the shriveling up death scene was unnerving.


I agree with those who said maybe the explosion was too powerful to be contained by the barrier. Hope so anyway, otherwise H.G. appears really stupid...or worse, suicidal. As for the watch, if it does work by turning back time then there is a problem. In that case, Mrs. Frederick would be alive, H.G. would be alive...and the bomb would be live! Everything would just happen all over again in an endless loop. Only way out I can see is if the watch turns back time far enough that Sykes is also alive. Then H.G. can go Kempo on him until he agrees to disarm the bomb.


Not Mrs Frederick!! She was the best acted character in the whole show!! Fine to get rid of HG, she was irritating anyway but Jinks was great, I hope they bring him back, although will he be portrayed as soul-less perhaps? Then maybe he wont be so nice.... I do wish they'd have a longer run, I dont like this 12 episode rubbish that shows have now - oh the days of star trek style seasons are long gone. I know they need to save money but I get really fed up waiting so damn long in between series. Oh and when is Leena going to come out?!


My theory on why HG didn't put the forcefield around the bomb: from a physics standpoint, it was easier to protect the 3 agents with a shield, rather than try and bottle up the whole explosion in a tiny dome. Remember, she wasn't 100% even the shield would work, so she was probably pretty sure containing the explosion in such a small area wouldn't. The explosion was able to expend a lot of its energy by taking out the Warehouse etc, and thus was easier to contain in the bigger dome. That's my rationalization, anyway, as I had the same question at first. :P Loved this episode--except I /didn't/ like Pete's idea to smash the coin. I was with Myka all the way--you don't kill someone to thwart the bad guy. You just don't. But the rest was great--loved Pete trying to protect Claudia from Jinx's death, loved Myka & HG's final moment as Artie & Pete were yammering seconds before the explosion, was really worried they'd kill off Leena and was glad when she was saved...all of it. My last concern though is that all of this pathos will be undone by Artie's Artifact watch. Reset buttons need to be used sparingly, if at all!


WH13 1001: That's how I took it with regards to the metronome and the stopwatch, but I'm wondering if the two artifacts are an either/or situation since Steve was killed much earlier than the warehouse. Jason: I wondered the exact same thing in my review, but putting it around the three of them instead of the bomb allowed her redemption arc to a significant and satisfying conclusion because it was a truly selfless act.


I cried so much during this episode. First when Steve died, and then when HG and Mrs Fredrick died. I can't wait to see next season.


Anyone else wonder why HG didn't just put the force-field around the bomb and keep the explosion inside of that and they would have all been fine? I mean, if it can keep the explosion out, then why can't it keep it in? It should have been able to.


Loved this heartbreaking last episode of Warehouse 13. I hope that HG will be back again next years (and Jinks too). I'd like that Artie's watch could turn back time to prevent the warehouse from exploding so HG won't be the hero but remain being the villain. That would explain that she is not re re instated (and so Jaime Murray could still play in others TV show).


Anthony Michael Hall played Sykes. He's very famous for 80s movies and recent stuff too and The Dead Zone tv series. Usually he is amazing. I liked him in this role, but he was muted a bit.

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Warehouse 13 Season 3 Episode 12 Quotes

What I know is I'm tired of arbitrary rules. The metronome is for Steve, I'm bringing him back.


Not me I was planning to outlive both of you lunatics.