When we last left our favorite artifact-collecting government agents, Myka had decided to leave the Warehouse at the risk of putting all her friends in danger and H.G. Wells was taken into custody. The season premiere of Warehouse 13 wastes no time picking up right where the finale left off… well, sort of.
We actually join up with Pete, Arty and Claudia a few months after Myka’s departure, and we’re immediately introduced to the man that will become the new member of the team. Steve Jinks has the ability to instantly know if a person is lying or telling the truth. A cheesy move maybe, but perfectly okay in a world where H.G. Wells is a woman and C. C. H. Pounder never ages.
The season premiere focuses on Pete dealing with the fact that he has a new partner, and while the dynamic between the two of them is rocky it works. What the writers didn’t do was make Steve a new Myka. Steve is very much his own character and would probably be considered the middle ground of polar opposites Pete and Myka.
And speaking of Myka, she isn’t left out in the cold, to my displeasure. It would of been better if we got an episode or two without her so that when she was re-introduced it felt like time had actually gone by. But regardless, her return is… awkward. When we first see her again she’s dressed in a fashion that is completely against character and undeserving. But that’s all I am willing to say.
What the premiere does do, and what season three is promising, is bigger scale. Like season two compared to season one before it, season three feels like it’s taking the team on more elaborate adventures. Adventures that will probably span the globe. But more importantly, adventures that involve artifacts that some of us probably didn’t know were real things.
Warehouse 13‘s penchant for re-writing history is nothing new, but it’s nice when they’re able to pluck out facts from the world of yesteryear and reveal something most of us never knew.
All in all, it’s looking like Warehouse 13 is going to be coming out of the gate swinging this season.
Be sure not to miss it this Monday at 9pm on SyFy.
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