Warehouse 13

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 07, 2009 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Secret Service agents Lattimer and Bering are "rewarded" with a transfer to the top-secret Warehouse 13. They meet Artie Nielsen, the caretaker of the mysterious warehouse, who tells them about their new job. The agents are responsible for the collection of every supernatural and unexplained item that the U.S. Government has ever collected. For their first assignment, they are sent to Iowa to investigate a possible artifact belonging to a college student who went berserk and assaulted his girlfriend while chanting an Italian incantation.moreless

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  • Good Pilot Episode

    I have to say I enjoyed the Pilot episode of W13. It introduced the main characters well, and it had a pretty good story line, that hints at things to come in the future. The program is very light, and doesn't take itself seriously. I would have preferred something a little heavier and more serious like the X-Files, but instead this show seems to be aimed at the family demographic, similar to Quantum Leap. I wouldn't object to my 12 year old son watching this. Looking forward to the rest of the series to see how it develops.moreless
  • Imagine Greater?

    Thinking that the show would entertain me was the first thing wrong with this show....(spoiler alert)

    The female character is annoyingly butch and b**chy

    The male character is such a man w*ore to all women he sees, did we really need the assertion of his manhood within the first 5 minutes of the show?

    The scientist character is beyond annoying, but that's the actor's fault - he's a bad actor in a bad role.

    The show is nothing more that Friday the 13th the Series with a very-low sci-fi (pardon me) syfy twist to it.

    I don't see the show going more than 1-2 years at best...they have to pump up the scripts, clean up the characters and add more SCI-FI to the show and leave the human drama out of it...moreless
  • The series is a significantly lighter version of Friday 13th, the TV series.

    I did like the episode. But since I liked the old Friday the 13th , the TV series, that should not be surprising. Joanne Kelley's character name, Myka's, is similar to Louise Robey who played Micki Foster in the series. Joanne's hair is similar in style to Micki's. Myka's family owns a book store, Myka's owned an antique shop. Joanne does this weird staring thing with no emotion in her eyes or face at times. Slightly unnerving. Hopefully, this will change over the course of the series.

    Did anyone else notice that Michael Boatman was playing the role of the star trek red shirt? The team acknowledges that the individuals possessed by the object spoke italian, but no one tries to google it?? There was only one word out of sync when used. It would have been more believable if they said it sounded like Latin.

    This is a premier episode that needed a lot of setup. it has the potential of endless storylines.moreless
  • Good, But Not Great

    I liked it enough to keep watching the show but holy crap do i hope it gets better. Its not very original but it has the chance to be if it doesn't continue having its hook be that the show is a mixture of whole bunch of other shows. The story was kind of blah but I can see great things in the little hints the show gave out such as Myka's past and Pete's recklessness. Overall though, regardless of a few minor details the show is promising and I enjoy it a lot. I do hope it gets better though.moreless
  • After saving the Presidents life two Secret Service Agents find themselves assigned to the middle of nowhere wondering what they did wrong. It turns out they have been hand picked to work the most difficult assignment in the service, watch Warehouse 13.moreless

    This show has got hit written all over it. If the Pilot is any indication we should expect a winner from the new Syfy Channel with this blockbuster new series. Part X-files and part Law & Order, Bering and Lattimer are two of the coolest Secret Service Agents you have ever seen.

    Agent Myka Bering played by Joanne Kelly has obviously made a quick rise in the service with a stint in Denver and then in Washington D.C.. She is meticulous, to the point, and knows exactly what she wants. Agent Pete Lattimer played by Eddie McClintock is more old school with his hunches and feelings leading his way up the ladder of the Agency.

    Somehow they have found the radar of Mrs. Fredric an Agency Head who is in charge of what may be the most important secret project the government is involved in, Warehouse 13. Based in the middle of nowhere South Dakota the huge facility is yet another character in this interesting story. The Caretaker of the facility is Artie Nelson played by Saul Rubinek who although also part of Secret Service we don't know exactly how he fits in. We know he has survived many agents who have been assigned to the Warehouse and we are also lead to believe that Mrs. Fredric must look a lot younger than she is. Warehouse 13 is a place like the Raiders of the Lost Ark film showed where artifacts and things of value which seem to possess strange influences and powers but are not yet understood by modern man are put for safe keeping, as much for their sake as for mans in general. Agents Nelson, Bering, and Lattimer are their caretakers. Bering and Lattimer are also charged with going after new items that Nelson finds worldwide that might be things to be stored in the facility opening endless possibilities.

    The first item they go after is a vintage hair comb dating back to the early 1500's that belonged to Lucrezia Borgia. It seems some alchemist imbued the comb with some sort of power to follow the owners will without question. Lattimer and Bering travel to Seever City, Iowa to secure the comb.

    While this is going on Bering is trying to work with her superior to get relocated back to Washington with Lattimer.

    In the end the comb, Lattimer, and Bering end up back at Warehouse 13 and the die has been cast for the two agents. Immortality through obscurity. Doing the job with little to no recognition but doing the most important job available. In a way it is what both agents craved of their careers. The two agents totally different styles should make for a great partnership and some fun friction along the way. This look like a terrific ride that should be able to keep us entertained for years. Thanks for reading...moreless
Gabriel Hogan

Gabriel Hogan

Sam Martino

Guest Star

Sherry Miller

Sherry Miller

Lorna Soliday

Guest Star

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen

Emily Krueger

Guest Star

CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Mrs. Frederic

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Agent Lattimer would be reprimanded for buttoning his tuxedo, preventing access to his weapon while on presidential guard duty.

    • Even though the person entering through the doorway at the museum while "Hail to the Chief" is played is the President of the United States, the flag shown in the background is clearly the Malaysian flag, as indicated by the crescent moon and 14-pointed star.

    • When Pete first gets to the warehouse, he picks up the football in front of the door, and carries it past the support pillars. Later they pass it on the ground in front of the door again.

    • When Pete and Myka are sitting down talking about their parents, a microphone can be seen above Myka.

    • Index Card
      Item #875663092: Wallet
      Owner: Eric Weiss a.k.a Harry Houdini
      Attributes: Charonic Transfer

      Acquisition: November 3, 1926
      Agent: Pocklinton, S. Code: 2139-5

      Shelf: L-27
      Block DX4-119

    • The color purple is prominent in items that protect the "Gatherers" from the artifacts' powers. The gloves are purple, the Neutralizer is purple, and the curtain that surrounds the area where the painting resides is purple.

    • Artie says that the "University of Southern Iowa" is in Seever City. However, the location on the map that he draws in his office is in north central Iowa.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Pete: What about your folks?
      Myka: Colorado Springs. They own a bookstore called Bering and Sons.
      Pete: How many brothers?
      Myka: No brothers, just me. My dad thought the "and Sons" sounded classier.
      Pete: Well, he must be proud of you.
      Myka: Mom is.
      Pete: Well, did protecting the President of the United States turn him around?
      Myka: Yeah. This won't.

    • Myka: So it says here to turn left at Buffalo station.
      Peter: What? No, it's Buffalo Statue.
      Myka: Well, your penmanship is atrocious.
      Peter: I don't need wise... You know, that's, you know... Don't do that.
      Myka: Can you finish the sentence? (pause) A full thought?
      Peter: Uh, would you really like me to?

    • Artie: I'm thrilled you're on the team.
      Myka: What team? What is this place?
      Artie: Officially? K39 Triple Z on the North American grid. But I like to think of it as America's attic.

    • Myka: Got some ID?
      Artie: No. We take the secret part seriously around here.

    • Pete: Look, Myka, why don't you pull your head out of your magenta and feel the room. Something's off.

    • Frederic: My name's Frederic.
      Pete: Frederic what?
      Frederic: Mrs. Frederic.
      Pete: Well, that's a relief.

    • Pete: What's that?
      Frederic: An invitation to endless wonder.
      Pete: Okay, could you sound a little more creepy?

    • Artie: Come on. Come on inside. I'll show you around.
      Myka: Around what? What am I doing here?
      Artie: I'll explain everything inside. Come on. I made cookies.
      Pete: Ooh.

    • Myka: Tell me exactly what I'm doing here.
      Artie: Exactly? Well, that's a little dif... Well, to put it plainly, uh, you're joining me as fellow gatherers and protectors of secrets.
      Myka: Put it plainer.

    • Pete: So, okay, who are these guys?
      Artie: Former colleagues.
      Pete: And.. and where are they now?
      Artie: Well, um, this one and this one are dead. This one, a mental institution in Germany. And this last one disappeared. One day I'll find him.

    • Artie: And that is exactly what we do here. We take the unexplained.. and we just safely tuck it away in this super-sized Pandora's Box.
      Pete: Metaphorically speaking.
      Artie: Well, actually, Pandora's box is over in Aisle 989-B. Empty, of course.

    • Artie: You, uh, wished for a transfer, didn't you? Oh, see, impossible wishes, wishes that can never be granted, they produce a ferret. Don't ask me why. My first year here, the whole place was crawling with ferrets.

    • Pete: So may I make a suggestion?
      Myka: What might that be, hmm?
      Pete: Unbunch your panties and make the best of a bad situation.
      Myka: And how do I do that?
      Pete: Which part?
      Myka: You're a freak.

    • Artie: But we could be dealing with a time slip.
      Myka: Or a hangover.
      Pete: Psssh.
      Artie: Hey! Please take this seriously. I had a run-in with a Mayan calendar a few years ago, and that question saved my life. And the two agents with me were not quite so lucky.
      Myka: What happened to them?
      Artie: Their clocks... stopped.
      Pete: So, what? They died?
      Artie: Well, they'll wish they had in a 100 years or so.

  • NOTES (4)