Warehouse 13

Season 4 Episode 15


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 03, 2013 on Syfy
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    Warehouse 13 "Instinct" Review: H.G. in Love

    I'm always a fan of episodes that explore the inner-workings of the warehouse after which Warehouse 13 is named, even if I didn't particularly care for this week's H.G. wells storyline.

  • Episode Summary


    H.G. calls the agents when she needs help with an artifact. Meanwhile, a series of mysterious quakes shake the warehouse.

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    • Farewell Helina

      Like all good, great chracters sooner or latter they have to go their own way. I thought this was a fitting finale for the character Helena. It makes sense for her character, after everything she's been through she's lost her taste for it but most of all doesn't feel there is anything back at the Warehouse for her anymore.

      I like the fact that she has moved on and has a normal life for herself, she still fight the good fight but in a different way by becoming a CSI investigator. She has moved on with a new man Nate, whom looks physically like he could be Pete's brother and his daughter Adelaide. I really like both the characters their decent/soild chacters you get a good feeling for them. I like Adelaide in a way she's sort of a young version of "Nancy Drew" or "Veronica Mars" as we see Helena has taught her some tricks of her trade like deductive reasoning, kempo and even in one scene being an escape artist and stealth. And there is some chemistry between Nate and her that we see, we even get some depth into the relationship. It shows that having a life oustside the Warehouse is possible but also show how human Helina is and she has a life of her own she's building and intends to stay.

      And there are moments where it's a bit dramatic when we see one scene when Mika spouts out about how people like HG can't have normal lives. I thought she was completely out of line and that is a bunch of bullcrap, Helena is an individual she has wants and needs so she had a right to leave. Also business loves no one back, it can go on without anyone. Even liked seeing the little emotion with Helina as she feels some guilt over not telling Nate everything about her, but then again that would be pritty hard to swallow, honestly what was she going to say she is the true author of "War of the Worlds" and "Food of the Gods". But still all the same the truth does have to come out if she is to have the life she wants, heck Spider Man had to take the mask of to tell Mary Jane who he is, and their relationship works.

      The case they work is soild as it's about a DA and detective that have lost their way and both have became corrupted by the power of the artifact and are trying to admister justice their way, but are becoming their own worst enemy. We then see the stakes being raised as the people in Helena's life are being threatened. One scene we see the Detective use the jaw bone artifact on Nate, but then fortunately Helena comes to his rescue by kicking the corrupt detective's butt. I just thought it was cool because you could say it was the other way around on the cleche of the male hero/superhero saving the girl. Not to say it hasn't been done before Sailor Moon saving Tuxcedo Mask, April saving Casey Jones, you name it I just think it's cool to see that every once in a while. And also I feel it makes sense, Nate doesn't have combat training and dealing with warehouse artifacts is outside his field of expertiese; but Helina has training and knowledge in that. But we also see that Adilade is kidnapped, so that just all the more makes us want Helina, Pete, and Mika to win.


      And I liked seeing Helina work with both Pete and Mika once more, which is fitting since it's one last adventure. But one thing I really like seeing was Pete exercising his intelegence and investiagive skill as well as Mika taking the offensive, which was great because it was also another other way around because usaual it's Mika that does this and Pete taking the offensive; I wish we could see that more often. Liked one little touch as we see Helina has kept a bit of her old life in her as she's built a secret compartment for her teslia coil and grabling hook guns in Nate's house in case she ever need them again, so I like that notion of having a little inbetween.

      Then of course we see the final conflict which was decent, though Pete says something really stupid when he says Mika will be pissed if Helina kills the kidnappers; I think he should be worried about the kidnappers killing them. All have a hand in the rescue, and liked that moment when Helina hugs Adelade and then tells her her real name, it was touching and cemented that this truly was Helina's life.

      The final minutes were also touching as it ends on a hopeful not that Helina and her new family will make it, personally I'm sure they will. And then Mika then apologies for what she said earlier, she said that because she was angry and scared she was losing her best friend. Helina then says they can still have their friendship, do normal stuff like having coffee together and if Mika every needed help on a case to call her; so that was touching.

      So farewell Helina, I'm sad to see you go but you had your final case and you won, so have the life you deserve and live happily.moreless
    • Love it

      Love having HG Back!!!!!!
    Kelly Hu

    Kelly Hu

    Abigail Cho

    Guest Star

    Todd Stashwick

    Todd Stashwick

    DA Hofgren

    Guest Star

    Tuc Watkins

    Tuc Watkins


    Guest Star

    Jaime Murray

    Jaime Murray

    Helena G. Wells

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Myka: (to Pete) Make your own breakfast. You're an adult. Sort of.

      • Pete: Hey, Steve, you know how to make scones, right?
        Steve: I don't even like scones.
        Pete: I miss old stereotypes.

      • Helena: When I observed him during booking, it was if he was... transforming.
        Pete: Transforming? Transforming how? Like dangerous, Jekyll and Hyde? Werewolf? Roseanne Barr.

      • Steve: This building is old and falling apart.
        Artie: Yes, we have that in common. Ha ha! Beat you to it.

      • Pete: (after being deevolved) No caveman jokes.
        Myka: I will not agree to that.
        Pete: Oh, come on.

      • Abigail: You haven't had much positive experience with therapy, have you?
        Claudia: When I got electroshock therapy, one of the gator clips was marked positive. Does that count?
        Abigail: I only use those on my car.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Pete: I'm really hoping it wasn't from Dexter.
        Referencing the psychopath Dexter Morgan, created by author Jeff Lindsay and featured in several  novels and a TV series starring Michael C. Hall. Dexter is a bloodstain pattern analyst by day, and a serial killer who only stalks and kills murderers by night.

      • Pete: Like dangerous, Jekyll and Hyde?
        Referencing the novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this novella, researcher, Dr. Jekyll, creates a serum that inadvertently unleashes the bestial side of the human personality by creating a second personality. Dr. Jekyll's second personality goes by the name, "Mr. Hyde." The novella has since inspired dozens of book, movie, and TV adaptations and parodies.

      • Pete: The showerhead from Psycho.
        Referencing Marion Crane's shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In it, Marion takes a shower and the killer enters and stabs her victim repeatedly with an overhand strike while shrill music plays repeatedly in the background.

      • Claudia: I'm gonna need a Silkwood shower.
        Referencing the 1983 movie based on the life of Karen Silkwood, who died while investigating report of wrongdoing at a nuclear plant. A scene in the movie features being scrubbed down in an anti-contamination shower for suspected exposure to nuclear materials. The term "Silkwood shower" has since entered usage as any long drawn-out shower designed to remove accumulated filth and contamination.

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