When last we left our intrepid artifact-tracking team from Warehouse 13, Peter (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) and Steve (Aaron Ashmore) had cornered Artie (Saul Rubinek), who thanks to some astrolabe-induced time-fiddling had turned a less-than-attractive shade of evil (in fairness while successfully trying to resurrect a destroyed warehouse and some of the people who worked there), and were trying to convince not to unleash a devastating plague upon the world, courtesy of the Black Orchid.
Alas they were unsuccessful and as the cliffhanger ended, we saw spiralling clouds of menacing black surging to all corners of the world carrying disease and mankind’s doom with it, and the team powerless to do anything about it.
Or … drum roll please … are they?
As this trailer shows all too well, they are going to give saving the world one more time a red hot go, even as they battle the effects of the disease and encounter, naturally enough, a host of obstacles that stand in the way of them achieving their goal.
It looks like an enormously exciting back half of the season, which debuts at 10pm on April 29 with the episode “The Living and the Dead” after the much-anticipated new series Defiance (part of syfy’s aptly-titled “Powerful Mondays”, and will also feature a mysterious historian Charlotte Dupres (Polly Walker) of Caprica fame, who plays dumb but appears to have more than little inside knowledge of the workings of Warehouse 13, as well as a new protege by the name of Abigail Cho (Kelly Hu, Scorpion King) for the mysterious Mrs Frederic (CCH Pounder).
My only complaint?
Waiting over two more months for more edge-of-your-seat action, wisecracks from Peter, technological wizardry from Claudia and brilliant insights from Myka.
I miss these guys.
I would seriously consider playing with time to get to the series return date sooner if it wouldn’t, you know, make me a world-destroying, disease-unleashing baddie.
Right back to patiently waiting then.