This is a discussion post about the Warehouse 13 season finale and the season in general. I feel compelled to warn you that if you're a time-shifted viewer, you may wish to return after viewing the episode since I've included some generic references that could SPOIL it for you!
The season finale of Warehouse 13 continued the conflict between James MacPherson (Played by Roger Rees) and the Warehouse. Though at times, I'm not sure if he's ticked at Artie (Saul Rubinek), ticked about all the years on the job that he "wasted" or just wants to snag and sell artifacts. (I think we know the answer to that last one!)
We were given some more background information on Artie and James and we got to see a few new cool artifacts in use.
We even watched the mysterious Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) get down to some real business in the Warehouse. I didn't think she did that, but then again, if you want it done right...
Artie, Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) were out in the field together chasing their tails while on the trail of MacPherson. And unbeknownst to everyone (viewers included), MacPherson had an insider from the Warehouse working for him. Dang!
Do you remember in the beginning of the season when Pete's "intuition" was flaunted for us? Did anyone notice how it seemed to evaporate after the first few episodes? Well, at least that's what I've been feeling and in the season finale, we finally got to see it back in action once again. And yet, everyone is concerned about his "gut feeling" but no one pays heed. Dudes, if I had someone who had a "gut feeling" ability, I'd BE LISTENING! I think it would best serve the show if they employed his talent but put the Warehouse up against someone or something that negated it, rather than completely and outright ignore the talent they went to so much trouble to create for this character.
For me, I think the best part was the Bronze Sector of the Warehouse.
The Bronze Sector is where evil people are put that need to be removed from society. Nice. When Pete asked about the section, he was wondering if people like Hitler, Mussolini or Michael Vick were there. LOL. Pete's a cookie addict and he's not a fan of Vick's past. I like him! But did I miss something or did they just completely gloss over a great opportunity and not make mention of who might be in there?
Though it was different, I felt like "bronzing" was tagging my brain and reminded me of the Carbonite process Han Solo was put through in Star Wars, only with less screaming.
Despite MacPherson being bronzed, he still put into affect the unthinkable and left us with a humdinger of a cliff-hanger that will definitely keep us on the edge of our seats until the next season.
I wasn't really expecting a cliff-hanger from this show, but I guess it was a twist or two that we didn't expect that kept the episode as fresh as could be.
Are we getting bored with the show yet? The first part of the season was new and we were dished lots of goodies at a decent pace but then we started to get a little bit more in the stand-alone episode mode and even though I like the show, it was a bit slow for me at times, and I couldn't really put my finger on it.
Overall, I enjoyed this new show and Warehouse 13 helped put Syfy on the map with the media as they kept hitting ratings records. At the time of this writing, I haven't seen any numbers yet; last month when I tried to sign up for a media Nielsen account to have access to the data, they referred me to their RSS feed, which wasn't what I was looking for. I'm not surprised.
So weigh-in gang. What did you think of the finale and the season itself?