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Warehouse 13 Review: Cast Out

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Cataclysmically.

Everything is once again up in the air, and we’re now left wondering about the fate of the world.

As it turns out, Artie’s premonitions of his future were correct. Claudia did end up stabbing him, but context is everything, and Claudia’s love for Artie transcends it all. Claudia willingly decided to use the dagger that penetrates everything on Artie because she believes he’s still in there somewhere as long as she can get past his evil incarnation. In other words, she's casting him out.

Artie's Obsession

Even if Claudia’s idea is correct, there’s still no way to reverse Artie’s path of destruction. Leena is still dead and a terrible plague has been unleashed upon the world.

The plague is the event that interests me the most out of everything that happened on "We All Fall Down" because, until now, Warehouse events have been largely self-contained. In many ways this development has the opportunity to widen the show’s net in ways we haven’t seen since Pete and Myka were recruited. It can lead to a worldwide cooperation of Warehouses and Governments, expanding the amount of characters the cast interacts with.

Warehouse 13 is at its best by playing up its character dynamics, and tonight brought it to a new level. Leena’s death cut far deeper than I ever thought it would for Pete, Myka and Claudia, causing tears, remorse and anger.

Watching Evil Artie express his deep, dark thoughts about his team was absolutely heart wrenching because we all have those thoughts about the people we love – we all know their faults and weaknesses – but we never express those to them. We accept them and love them for who they are, and while Good Artie knows this, Evil Artie is doing everything he can to get what he wants.

Even in spirit, Leena still did everything she could to help her friends by leading Pete to the final clues necessary to find Artie and save the Warehouse. Leena’s spirit brings up another interesting question: is she truly gone for good, or can Pete sense her? Mrs. Frederick seemed to have more information than she let on to, or at least didn’t question that he could see her, and Pete’s vibes were considerably stronger with Leena.

On top of those questions, there’s still the one of wondering if Leena can be brought back to life like Steve; however, that brings a whole host of other problems because if Warehouse 13 does decided to bring Leena back to life, death begins to lose its emotional impact - and that’s a plot line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Before asking what you thought of tonight’s midseason finale, here is tonight’s winning exchange, courtesy of Steve and Claudia:

Steve: Wait, Pete and Myka get a dagger and we get a plague? Why don't we stop being the B-Team?
Claudia: We are not the B-Team fool, we are the second A-Team. | permalink

Be sure to head over to our Warehouse 13 quotes section for more of our favorite quotes from tonight’s episode.

Now, what did you think of tonight’s episode?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (47 Votes)

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

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Apart from the fact that the first establishing shot of Liszt Airport in Budapest was actually the now closed Tempelhof airport in Berlin and the second one was Munich airport...
great episode though!!!

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Our family has just one thing to say - WHAT DATE DOES THE NEW SEASON BEGIN? We eagerly anticipate the return of our favorite Warehouse agents!

Marissa

I loved the finale. There were some funny moments in this more serious episode which is why I love warehouse 13 it always has something funny no matter what even if there's a serious episode or a sad episode they always put something funny in it. I can't wait till next season I think it'll be great.

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The main thing that let me down with this episode is that it's finale is basicly the same as last season's. Not in that it's just a cliff hanger, but that the cliff hanger is a worldwide phenomenon that leaves the team with a 24 hour clock, exactly like the pandora's box/astrolabe plot from the very first episode this season. I understand that idea of ending on a cliff hanger, but there has to be some originality in the framing.

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Theres one unanswered question for me. If Artie imagined Brother Adrian stealing the artifacts where did the black diamonds come from?

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I have to say that this episode was fantastic.
It was heart wrenching, kept me on the edge of my seat, and just brought all the aspects of what drew me to the show in the first place, into last nights episode. I do want to point out something, @Nick McHatton, that you didn't quite touch upon. And that would be our dear, Brother. Adrian, to be more precise. We knew that he had a role to play in this first half of the new season and from his parting remarks before the next bit of the episode played out, about how, 'yes, you will owe me.' while this clearly means and as he said, he wants his astrolabe back, I am more than pretty sure that he will have some other role to play in the back half of this season. As for Leena. I have to keep reminding myself of something that Showrunner, Jack Kenny, keeps on telling us. and that is to 'trust them'. He said this when they seemingly killed Artie. When Myka left the Warehouse. When they blew it up and killed off Jinks and Mrs. F. So I for one am going to do my best to trust that things will be okay. So far, they have not led us astray. I do agree that if they keep toeing the 'death' line, it could be too....jumping the shark and really take the show in a direction that it might shouldn't go.
I do believe that we will see some sort of incarnation of Leena down the road, but in what form will that take, is anyone's guess. Artie...poor Artie. I do have to say though, that I had the inkling, at the end of the episode, The Ones You Love, that the dagger had a bigger role and would be what, I now know, will save Artie. Or at the very least, separate the good from the bad. Or to 'Cast Out' as was said in last nights episode. Warehousefan101

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Regarding Leena as a spirit, it seems that if you die in the Warehouse, you really don't go far. Remember MacPherson? He was the one who led Artie to the pocket watch in the first place. You know, the one that turned out to be the key to the astrolabe...

Fortyseven

Oops, I thought this was the Alpha review. Great W13 finale.

Fortyseven

Rosen/Hicks and Rachel/John took too much time. I know the baby storyline kept the episode from drowning in angst and tied in with Bill wanting a kid but the ability was very lame. I loved Gary and the baby though.

Warehouse 13 Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

I'm definitely going to be one of those agents that go crazy.

Pete

Stop. You had me at you'll be dead.

Steve
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