Warehouse 13

Season 4 Episode 1

A New Hope

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 23, 2012 on Syfy
out of 10
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    Warehouse 13's Season 4 Premiere: The Artie Strikes Back

    A New Hope” opened with a crater in the place where the warehouse once stood, and ended with a partial return to normalcy that I'm not feeling entirely sure about.

  • Episode Summary

    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.


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    • A New Hope

      A New Hope was a superb and very entertaining season four premiere of Warehouse 13. I really enjoyed watching as Artie and the others searched for a way to turn back time. It was nice to see every one working together. I was sad when Claudia became trapped and the others were forced to continue on. Artie activates a device that comes with a steep yet unknown price. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • A disappointingly written episode

      Now I like the idea behind this episode... Pandora's box, Magellan's astrolabe. Though linking the astrolabe to what it does is kind of a stretch, after all Magellan took more than 24 hours to go around the world. However, the dialogue to move the story along was the worst I had ever observed. Despite the talented cast, it felt like even the characters were unable to believe they were saying these lines.

      Myka is smart and read a lot, but suddenly being able to come up with the knowledge for the next step every time was hard to believe. Then Claudia's sudden ability to hack the wine barrels. How does that make sense to the rest of you that she picked the right one on the first try? Maybe I do not know breaking and entering tricks well enough.

      Now as a Claudia fan, I was quite disappointed that they had her locked up so early in the episode. Leaving just Pete and Artie leaves a lot to be desired in terms of chemistry. Now I do believe the storyline for the season is going to intense. However, I hope it improves in the details as this one was just bad.moreless
    • Great Ep

      Fantastic season opener. An excellent setup for the rest of the season.
    Lester Holt

    Lester Holt


    Guest Star

    Ed Schultz

    Ed Schultz


    Guest Star

    Lucy Filippone

    Lucy Filippone


    Guest Star

    Faran Tahir

    Faran Tahir

    Adwin Kosan

    Recurring Role

    Brent Spiner

    Brent Spiner

    Brother Adrian

    Recurring Role

    CCH Pounder

    CCH Pounder

    Mrs. Frederic

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Claudia: Mrs. Frederic is dead. Steve is dead. H.G. is dead.
        Myka: I know, I watched her die. But every day, people die. Sometimes it's people we care about, and sometimes it's even people we love.

      • Artie: "Carregar O Botao." I don't know what that means.
        Myka: That's Portuguese. For, uh, "Push the button. (everyone stares) Really? This is still a surprise to you?

      • Claudia: Okay, so we have around 23 hours to find this... whatever the hell it is and it's anywhere in the world.
        Pete: I like beavers. I'll take Canada.

      • Artie: I hate running into the Knights of the Templar. They're always so intense and they're overly devoted to whatever kooky task they've been given.
        Pete: Yeah, that would be annoying.

      • Artie: Our minds are starting to interpret weather and music, sounds, colors in a darker, duller context. Our brains are producing far fewer endorphins.
        Myka: That explains why Pete didn't hit on that flight attendant.
        Peter: I know, right? That's not like me.

      • Claudia: Hey, Pooh Bear, you want to let me do that?
        Artie: Now do you see why it was important that you come along?
        Claudia: Yeah. I can just picture you trying to get through here. "Oh help, bother, I'm stuck!"
        Artie: All right, all right.
        Claudia: "I'm so rumbly in my tummy."
        Artie: Stop it.
        Claudia: Silly old bear.
        Artie: Enough.

      • Claudia: That's why it's a 24-hour stopwatch. Because Magellan was the first guy to sail all the way around the world.
        Artie: So you actually paid attention in fifth-grade?
        Claudia: Yes, now think back to your youth and try to remember what he said to you on deck the night he crossed the international dateline.
        Artie: I never tire of those comments.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Title:
        Referencing the chapter title of the fourth Star Wars movie, the first one to air in 1977. The movie was originally released as Star Wars, but when it was released in 1981, "A New Hope" was added to the title crawl.

      • Claudia: No, never give up, never surrender.

        Referencing the 1999 movie Galaxy Quest, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub. The movie, which has aliens mistaking the actors of a '60s science fiction television series as real space travelers, parodies numerous science fiction television shows, primarily Star Trek. The motto of the crew are "Never give up, never surrender."

      • Claudia: Hey, Pooh Bear, you want to let me do that.

        Referencing the character created by A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), a rotund stuffed bear who on occasion gets stuck in a tree hole when trying to get inside to get the bees' honey.

      • Pete: Looks like it singed your fur a little bit there, Scrappy.

        Referencing Scrappy Cornelius Doo, the nephew of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Scooby Doo who was introduced in 1979. Voiced primarily by Don Messick, Scrappy was originally the polar opposite of his uncle: short and feisty, rather than tall and cowardly.