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?

Warehouse 13 Finale Pic

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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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (113 Votes)

I will miss HG Wells. I like her. I like the chemistry she had with Myka. Friendship.
I hope she will come back in the next season and will be played by again... Ms. Jaime Murray. My wishful thinking is that HG reinstated once again as the field agent of Warehouse 13 and be the addition to the main characters. She gained Pete's trust in this finale,right? So it will be Lattimer, Bering and Wells. It's totally wishful thinking, huh?


I didn't really care about Steve dieing. He wasn't on that much or as interesting as fun to watch as the main characters and then there was the totally obvious undercover storyline. Sykes was a terrible villain I agree. He had some cool plans and did destroy the warehouse but he had no style. HG had a heroic death to complete her redemption instead of putting the field around the artefact and saving the warehouse. I was surprised that Mrs Fredericks died. Tesla rifles are cool. The chess lock was fun. A new warehouse would be cool but the warehouse is probably going to be back next season.


Who portrayed SYKES ??


Okay, if I understood this correctly,Claudia wants to bring back Steve, but Artie wants to bring back the entire Warehouse, right? I think the stopwatch is more widespread in what it can do whereas the metronome is specific to a person, yes?. Also, if Artie brings back the Warehouse, then will Mrs. Frederick return since she is directly tied to the Warehouse? If not, will Claudia become the next Mrs. Frederick, isn't that part of her destiny if I recall? Though I am not the biggest fan of cliffhanger season finales, this one wasn't too bad. I did like H.G. Well's in this episode, especially as Emily, that was nicely done on her part and if Artie brings back the Warehouse, will H.G. return with it? Oh so many questions. What does bother me is that they have already completed the Christmas episode, which like last year's is outside the timeline of the show...that I do NOT like.


The final episode was great i cried and was relieved when it wasn't the main characters who died. The Emily Lake was a great twist to it i love he as and actress anyway she did a very good job love all of them can't wait til they come back next year!!!!!!!!!!


I was at a loss when H.G put the barrier around myka,artie,and pete then the warehouse blew up im going to miss her on the show and It was a shock to me to that mrs.fredrick died too it was the best season finale I ever saw...and I didn't cry at all..well maybe a little:)

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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.