Warehouse 13 Review: Full-Artifact Alchemy

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At points during Warehouse 13 Season 4, I’ve been happy that the show is heading towards its final conclusion. Over the past few episodes, many things have begun feeling like a retread of what's come before.

For much of "All the Time in the World," I was revisiting those thoughts. There’s only so many times an artifact can be used on an agent, and there are only so many times the closeness between our favorite agents is really just a never ending circle, in essence keeping the comfortable distances between them.

But I spoke - or thought - too soon.

Finding the Alchemist

Once Steve figured out how to communicate with Claudia again, everything began to pick up. The family was beginning to be reassembled, much like Nick, Charlotte and Sutton. And, much like the family losing their immortality, the stakes of the show finally began to heighten.

Paracelsus’ time in the bronzer brings to light the interesting topic of being lost in one’s own thoughts. Prior to this installment, I assumed that everyone bronzed had no function at all – body or brain – but with Claudia communicating with Steve and Paracelsus lost in his own thoughts of revenge for centuries... all of sudden HG’s bought of insanity isn’t so shocking. Perhaps it wasn’t Charlotte, but the bronzer.

Paracelsus being the former caretaker of Warehouse 9 is an interesting plot twist, but one thing is bothering me: this is Warehouse 13. Was Warehouse 9 the precursor to 13? Did I miss that part of the history? Nonetheless, Mrs. Frederick is in danger, but another gray hair isn’t the only thing she needs to worry about. She’s battled threats and forces outside of her control, but she’s never battled for her role in the warehouse.

Paracelsus plays fast and loose with the artifacts. Mixing their properties, and, for all we know, he may even be immortal now.  But there is a wild card: Abigail, now revealed as the Keeper. If the artifact she uses has all the memories of past warehouse, then there’s something in there that could be used to thwart Paracelsus.

But for all the drama, and all the plot twists, one moment stands out most: Pete and Myka. They risk their lives for the warehouse every day and they risk their lives for each other. The fear of death is not something they haven’t faced, but death when it’s out of your control and it’s affecting a person you care about? It’s an entirely different feeling. Pete realized those feelings as Myka kept trying to push it off for another day.

Personally, I’m ready for Pete and Myka to head somewhere beside partners and friendship, and, at times, Pete’s emotions led me to believe a kiss would happen; but I understand the desire to keep them as friends. No matter what outcome ends up happening between Pete and Myka, I’m glad Pete called Myka out on not recognizing that she has cancer.


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Warehouse 13 Season 4 Episode 19 Quotes

Not so fast Emperor Palpatine!


It's nice to know that even grumpy, jaded Arthur Nielsen can still be surprised by endless wonder.

Mrs. Frederick