A Warehouse 13 Season 3 Refresher: Death, Video Games, and More Death

With Season 4 kicking off on Monday, now seems like a good time to get caught up on our Warehouse 13 happenings, right? Right. Don’t worry if you lack the time to watch all 13 Season 3 episodes and refresh your memory—I went ahead and did it for you, and you know what? Jinks’ death still rips my heart out and stomps on it. Sure, “Stand” turned into a bona fide bloodbath of a finale, claiming our beloved H.G Wells and HBIC Mrs. Fredric, but none of the other casualties got a soul-crushing montage leading up to their demise. Don’t even get me started on poor Claudia and her eternally friendless existence. I don’t have enough wine, tissues, or Häagen-Dazs lying around to address it properly.

So here we go, kids: A quick primer on Warehouse 13’s most memorable Season 3 moments (for both good and bad reasons).


Meet Steve Jinks (“The New Guy” S03E01)

Aaron Ashmore, of Smallville fame, joined the cast as Steve Jinks, a former ATF agent recruited to replace Myka after she quit the Secret Service at the end of Season 2. Pete tried hard to hate his new partner and since Myka would clearly return to the warehouse eventually, it was easy to initially dismiss Jinksy as a glorified office temp. Yet from his very first case—tracking down William Shakespeare’s homicidal lost folio—Steve proved himself to a valuable member of the team. He possessed the awesome ability to determine when an individual was telling a lie, he hit it off with my homegirl Claudia, and he held the honorable distinction of being Warehouse 13’s first openly gay character.


Meet Pete’s Ex (“Queen for a Day” S03E04)

One of the things I really adore about Warehouse 13 is its sense of continuity. We’ve been told about Pete’s dysfunctional past, the drinking problem, and the ex-wife who inadvertently intercepted an artifact on the day of her second wedding. We got to meet the former Amanda Lattimer—and she was actually really awesome. It's a real testament to how far Pete has come since his alcoholism that while he and Amanda weren’t about to be BFFs or anything, they were still friendly, and he was genuinely happy to see her remarry.


Eureka! (“Don’t Hate the Player" S03E06)

Neil Grayston guest-starred as Eureka’s Douglas Fargo when one of his inventions, supercharged with an artifact, rendered him trapped in a Warehouse 13 virtual reality video game. While Fargo’s recreation of the warehouse, thinly disguised as a Dungeons & Dragons rip-off, was absolutely hilarious, particularly his Leena and Claudia avatars, things took a turn toward the dark side when Beatrix Potter’s tea set forced players to relive their greatest fears. Claudia’s electroshock nightmare was particularly horrifying and Alison Scagliotti played an utterly terrified Claudia so well that I was legitimately upset. Poor Claudia had a hard season, didn’t she?


Revenge is Sweet (“Past Imperfect” S03E07)

We'd tied up one of Pete’s loose ends just a few episodes earlier and in “Past Imperfect” it was Myka’s turn to get in touch with her past. One of the most defining experiences of Myka’s life was the death of her boyfriend/former partner Sam Martino, prior to the start of the series. She'd spent the better part of three seasons blaming herself for his murder, but when the shooter reappeared and seemed to be using an artifact to commit his crimes, Myka learned the sad truth behind Sam’s death: He was set up by their old partners.


Jane Lattimer: Regent (“The 40th Floor” S03E08)

It was all hands on deck for the warehouse personnel when regents started showing up dead. Myka, Artie, and Pete ended up crashing a meeting between the three highest-ranking regents when they got wind of an assassination attempt in progress and Pete learned that his mother, Jane, was one of those high-ranking regents. While that awkward family reunion went down, Mrs. Fredric and Steve Jinks attempted to convince perpetual thorn-in-the-side Sally Stukowski to reveal who her boss was. Steve pulled his weapon on Mrs. Fredric when she resorted to torturing the information out of Sally and found himself unemployed by the time credits rolled... or did he?


Take Your Kid to Work Day (“Shadows” S03E09)

Jane Lattimer used an artifact to travel back into her memories when she realized that she had a connection to the mysterious Big Bad who kept trying to kill everybody and knew waaaay too much about how to use artifacts for anyone’s liking. Pete insisted on going with her because he was still grumpy about the whole “my mom is a regent” thing, which was totally understandable. During their trip into Jane’s memories, we learned that she had been a warehouse agent herself, but quit to marry Pete’s father. Pete’s father knew all about Warehouse 13 and Jane never wanted Pete to work there. Right after Pete’s father died, Jane was asked to take on one more artifact retrieval because it involved a kid and she had a knack for working with children. As it turned out, that little boy grew up to be Walter Sykes, the murderous madman out to destroy the warehouse and the regents, for taking away the artifact that had enabled him to play baseball after a lifetime in a wheelchair.


H.G. Wells: High School Teacher (“Emily Lake” S03E11)

After she went a little crazy and tried to destroy the world back in Season 2, the regents struggled to decide what to do with H.G. They finally settled on wiping her memory and giving her a mundane new life as an English teacher in the middle of nowhere. However, a mind as valuable as H.G.’s shouldn’t be completely erased just because it was a little unstable, so the regents stashed her real memories in an artifact, the Janus Coin. Eventually, Pete, Claudia, and Myka realized that Sykes wanted H.G’s mind for the information it could provide on the warehouse and headed off to save her. Unfortunately, things were complicated by the fact that H.G.'s alter-ego, Emily Lake, was a total wuss.


Benedict Steve? (“Emily Lake” S03E11)

After joining up with Sykes’ gang in the previous episode, Steve Jinks made a pretty convincing bad guy. Things looked pretty grim when Jinks and fellow lackey Marcus Diamond cornered Myka, Pete, Claudia, and the mind-wiped H.G. Wells in the woods, quickly subduing them with Cecile B. DeMille’s riding crop. However, after chasing Claudia further into the forest, away from Marcus’s eager ears, he revealed that he was actually undercover, by order of the regents. Yay! Steve was still awesome! Time to pull out the good stuff and celebrate. The good feels lasted all the way until the opening chords of “Running up that Hill” started to play, which was just too sad of a song to be played for any reason other than the untimely death of Agent Steve Jinks. HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME, WRITERS? HOW COULD YOU?


Game Changer (“Stand” S03E12)

As if weeping sloppily into a tumbler full of bad decisions wasn’t enough for the sadists who dreamed up the two-part finale of “Emily Lake” and “Stand” (you awesome, brilliant, awful people, you) , I pulled it together to say goodbye to two more familiar faces—the fiercest of ladies, H.G. Wells and Irene Fredric. Oh, and despite defeating Walter Sykes, the warehouse blew up anyway. Not cool, you guys, although the pocket watch that Artie held up, previously property of one James MacPherson, appeared to hold some hope for...well, I guess we’ll find out on Monday, but since it’s a watch and all, I’m leaning toward some sort of time-altering action.


What about you? What are your predictions for Monday’s Season 4 premiere? Do you think there’s a possibility of resurrecting all the dead left in the finale’s wake? Do we even WANT to resurrect everyone? As much as I really, truly hate to see her go, you have to admit that H.G. Wells’ heroic death finally brought her story full-circle. What about Mrs. Fredric? Do you think that restoring the warehouse would restore the caretaker as well, or do we still need to find a new one? Claudia was once in line for the position—remember back during the Warehouse 2 fiasco in Season 2? She didn’t want it at the time, but if called upon again—say, in the event Mrs. Fredric can’t be brought back—do you think she’d reconsider? That girl is in a pretty dark place at the moment, determined to resurrect Steve SOMEHOW. How do you think things will work out?


Warehouse 13’s fourth season premieres Monday, July 23 at 9pm on Syfy. See you there!

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I liked S1 very much. After that characters were played more campy if you will. and plots were utterly ridiculous and nonsensical... but yes characters slowly get to you...

Now end of S3 was very nice! Made up for a so so season 3. Let's see if S4 gets better.

Having said that, am more excited about Alphas...
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Steve Jinks never had a chance, he was always a Redshirt.

As for season 4, I would like to see it become Warehouse 14: China.

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I wouldn't say ALWAYS a red shirt... he had a shot at being a Claudia type of character... young + new + thrown into the warehouse of weird. The other characters were acclimating to the "weird" a bit too much, so you bring in someone new to freak out at all of the weird stuff. But once he was tapped to be a spy... it was pretty much "Bye bye new guy"



Kind of like the "Doctor Who" with its companions... the writers would bring in a new wide-eyed girl every year or two so the audience got more "WTH is THAT!" reactions.
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Remember, in the Warehouse 13 world you can't change the past, HG, pete and mika all tried and failed. So even if the watch allowed them to travel back they couldn't change anything. However that doesn't rule out some artifact that could turn back time to rebuild the warehouse.



As for the deaths of individuals in S3 the metronome can only keep one alive so jinx or Fredric? who will Claudia choose? Keep in mind that the warehouse Doc singled her out as the next caretaker of the warehouse (the effect that kept Fredric young for so long). So with Fredric gone she would be up to bat and maybe she's not ready for that. And the metronome is out of the question for HG being vaporized and all. She will be missed for sure. However when i think about it if the watch turns back time to rebuild the warehouse without time travel then perhaps Mr's Fredric, as she has a symbiotic relationship with the Warehouse, she may come back with it witch leaves the the metronome for Jinx but HG is out of luck again.



Unless of course Artie just says "HGs machine can't change the past but the watch can" then all bets are off.
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You're overthinking it these people can do whatever they want whenever they want, just go with it...
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Writers need to learn that the audience shouldn't be able to overthink the show. A deeper analysis should make you happier with the story, not more disappointed.
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For time travel... yes-and-no. Sure, the writers can just make up any devise that does anything. But with the time travel issue...

We had HG Wells look in the warehouse for years to try to turn back time to save her child. When that failed she built a time machine, that couldn't CHANGE time. All of these failures drove her mad. And she JUST redeemed herself for all of her actions.



The fact that a small watch was sitting on shelf J12 or whatever could have solved her problems the whole time... cheapens that. Oh, had I looked on the BOTTOM shelf earlier I could have saved myself and the world a lot of trouble. Or maybe I should have asked Artie for help instead of shooting him.
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Well she was in bronze for a while, The watch could of been brought in after she was bronzed. And i think McPherson kinda hid the watch in his old room and his shadow when it was "haunting" Artie said they used to argue over the watch. It suggest's that the watch has a fantastic effect but with a huge downside (Sounds like McPherson wanted to use it and Artie said no)



As i read the TV.com Summary of the new episode (With the destruction of Warehouse 13 and the death of three of their friends, the only hope left for Myka, Pete, Claudia, and Artie is to recover an obscure artifact which may not even exist... and which could have deadly consequences when they use it for personal gain.) That sounds like the watch may be a wish granting artifact but maybe its bifurcated and needs another one to work.
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Aren't they kicking CCH Pounder to the curb? Isn't that why they brought in Capt Janeway? (And no, I am NOT pleased).



Emily's Lake's cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who saved the cat????????????????



And that's about it. This was not my favourite season. It just was too dark and heavy handed in places compared to the seasons before it.
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I agree...
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Why not go back in time with the watch, slap some sense in H.G. and tell her to redirect the part of the shield around the BOMB and not Myka, Pete abd Artie! The explosion would be isolated from the Warehouse, H.G. and Mrs. Fedric alive, problem solved. (exept for Jinks)
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I think that was the point of her saying she could only siphon a small bit of energy from the shield... as a writer's explanation of why it had to be "this way" That the most she could do was shield them... and not contain a full-blown explosion.



Protecting FROM an explosion... not too hard. Containing an explosion... REALLY hard. This goes back to he fire-cracker analogy. Put a SMALL fire cracker on your hand... minor hurt (skin stops most of it). Put that same SMALL fire cracker in your closed FIST... you lose fingers.
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Too easy...
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As soon as "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo started to play I knew Jinksy was a goner. RIP.
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Who cares! This show doesn't make all that much sense most of the time but it's absolutely the most wonderful bit of nonsense the world has ever seen. My wife and I rewatch waiting for the next season. The original Can of Worms and the Pearl of Wisdom, oh please - utter nonsense - but delivered with love by a wonderful cast that always pleases. So do what you want WH 13 and we'll be there with bells on for the festivities...
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See thats what I don't understand. Why do you like it? Its not that funny. Its certainly doesn't work as a real story, because its more just nonsense happenings put together then events that lead from one to the other. There is no character development, so the viewer does not really care about the characters. I don't think a lot of people would call these actors great. Passable, certainly. Thats what the show is. A way to pass the time without thinking. No serious plot. No comedy. Just a mild buzz. Why not take a nap instead?
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I read that as a tumblr full of bad decisions (which is basically all of them, I think).
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I agree with the whole time-travel with a price thing. I would love to see HG live but at the cost of Mrs Frederic perhaps? (and, as likable as Jinks was, he shouldn't be brought back because then his life will always be tied to the metronome and he won't really be alive.)
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My guess is that they are going to hit some sort of rewind button to undo most of what happened in the finale with that watch Arty had in his hand at the end of season 3. Sadly this is the easiest way out and I am fairly sure they are going to take it. Still hoping for something better. Monday will bring the answer.
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I loved how things ended with H.G. but I REALLY hope she isn't gone for good. Steve I could see come back temporarily but his sendoff was done beautifully. Mrs. Fredrick could go either way. Can't wait till Monday!!
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I can't wait. This really is one of my favorite shows. It is absurd and ridiculous but it works and when it is hitting on all cylinders it is awesome.
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Like I said...
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