Warehouse 13, which screens on the syfy channel in the USA, is a show that I have loved since the first episode.
Not all shows, especially ones that had to grow into themselves like Stargate SG1 and Fringe, attract that sort of loyal following from me from the start, but this show did.
Centred on a group of agents, chief among them Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), who are tasked with retrieving and safeguarding dangerous “artifacts” (items that have acquired the power to affect people for good or evil; usually, it must be said, for evil) in the titular warehouse, it is a show brimming with humour, intelligence, and vibrant imagination.
It has just ended a 10 episode arc which saw the man who heads Warehouse 13, Artie Neilsen (Saul Rubinek) deleteriously affected by a great evil when he used Ferdinand Magellan’s Astrolabe to undo the destruction of the Warehouse which marked the end of season 3.
This evil caused Artie, up to that point the beating heart of Warehouse 13, to use another artifact, The Blue Orchid, to release a deadly epidemic across the world, despite the best efforts of Myka, Pete and the rest of the team – Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti), Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) and Mrs Frederic (CCH Pounder) – to prevent that happening.
We now face an agonising wait till sometime in 2013 to see what happens to our intrepid team, evil Artie and in fact the entire world. (The second part of the season will consist of ten episodes also.)
In the meantime, to tide us over @SyFyPR have kindly tweeted out a series of behind the scenes photos of Warehouse 13 and one tantalising photo from an upcoming episode which strongly suggests that the worst is not yet over.
And here are the other behind the scenes photos that @SyFyPR kindly tweeted out …