This review contains spoilers. You have been warned.
Warehouse 13 is back again and this season starts with Myka and Pete looking for Artie in the ruble of the entrance. I love it when a show plays on other shows and here Artie does a smoke monster impersonation before returning with the Phoenix in his hand. Good show, not so much suspense, but I don’t think anyone expected him to die anyway.
McPherson is at it again and this time he goes after Claudia’s boyfriend that works at CERN, Switzerland. Before he leaves he picks up H. G. Wells whom Leena unfroze from the bronze collection. He uses the thimble disguise to steal antimatter from CERN.
Claudia that we all saw leaving home is heading for her boyfriend and Artie is following her. There is one of many funny moments in this episode when she thinks someone is following her so she hides and hit someone in the head, that being Artie. The discussion after is Artie in a nutshell, hard outside and all mushy inside. They almost succeed in stopping McPherson.
Meanwhile Myka and Pete against Arties orders to stay put, goes off to England to search for H- G Wells in his former home. Pete gets very taken in by one of the female visitors but first he makes a fool of himself accusing an actor planing Wells of hiding from the secret service. In a delightful twists it turns out H. G. Wells is a woman, which he finds out just after they kiss. She tricks them and escapes with a very special steam punk girdle trapping them on the ceiling.
It has all been a ruse by McPherson to get them away from the Warehouse so he and Wells can retrieve their belongings from the super secure vault at the back of the Warehouse using antimatter to power the girdle giving Wells super speed so she can navigate the ever changing Hogwarts rip-off of a vault.
Another very enjoyable part where Claudia and Artie ‘running’ through the Warehouse to stop McPherson. So where Myka and Pete’s shortcut and brilliant lure to get him. I don’t think we will see more of McPherson though as he turns to dust. Wells on the other hand probably has a good potential of becoming the villain of this season. Wonder how Pete feels about that?
Btw Leena was innocent; McPherson was using mind control on her. That was some good work there by Mrs Fredrics I would love to see more of her this season.
This was a good kick off for a new season giving closure for the cliffhanger and also giving us at least one potential new arc for the season. Good to see the team together again to, there is some great chemistry all around on the team. I like it, even Claudia and Leena arguing on who is the greater victim there. And I think Helena is going to be a great villain, can’t wait for the next episode. She have been planing this for a long time, inside that bronze casing.
Next week: Episode 2.02 – Mild-Mannered (Syfy July 13). A masked vigilante with an artifact is cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit. But when the very object that granted this mild-mannered samaritan his amazing super-powers threatens to destroy him and his city, it’s the dynamic duo of Lattimer and Bering who must now come to the rescue.
You can read more about Season 2 in this post