Myka and Pete wake up in the now collapsing Warehouse 2. They have only minutes to escape before all hell breaks loose. At the same time, Claudia has begun tracking H.G.’s movements through various countries, but not even the all mighty nerd can figure out her true intentions. And things go from bad to worse when the team discovers what it is H.G. has stolen from Warehouse 2 and what she intends to use it for. And her plans involve Pete’s love, Kelly. By the end, Myka will make a choice that will affect the rest of team Warehouse 13 for a long time to come.
What worked: I liked the over all adventure of this episode. I felt there was just the right amount of stuff going on that it didn’t feel bogged down in not so great special effects like the season one finale was.
I really like the wrap-up to Pete’s relationship. I’m glad to see that the writers realized it was going no where. Kelly was a really pointless character who was only good for maybe a five episode run as is. We all know that Pete is meant to end up with Myka anyway. But I did think it was funny when Kelly was trying to kill him.
I also liked (as always) any point that Claudia was on screen. Granted, she was really downplayed in this episode, most likely because of the high amount of play she got in part one of the finale. But I’ll be interested to see if Arty is actually going to keep his promise to her, that she gets to make her own choices in life, or is everything planned out for her already. In any case, I’m happy. Oh, and Claudia kicked some major ass in this episode. TEAM CLAUDIA!
But onto the real story, Myka quitting. Now lets be honest, we all know that she’ll make a triumphant return next summer, but this most likely means that the upcoming holiday episode will be completely Myka-free. So does this mean it’s Pete and Claudia as the new field team? If so, I’ll be interested to see how it plays out. We haven’t had a Claudia/Pete dynamic for the most part yet, so I’m pumped for December.
What didn’t: Umm, so the end to H.G.’s story line was waaaaay too simple. All it took were some kind words to make her drop the ULTIMATE WMD?! Come on! I expect way better from the Warehouse 13 writing team. The mistake was putting such a powerful weapon in her hands. It’s gives the audience no chance to believe that something minor could happen. It’s either earth goes boom, or it doesn’t. There’s no middle. So of course the audience is going to come to the logical conclusion that earth will be fine and H.G. will be talked down. I mean this show isn’t 24.
And am I supposed to believe that H.G. has magically become an environmentalist over night?
Final thoughts: A decent finale with a few kinks. TEAM CLAUDIA!
Episode: “Reset” (Season 2, Episode 12)
Airs: SyFy, Tuesdays, 9pm
What’s next: A special holiday episode will be airing this December. Other than that, you’re out of luck till next summer.
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