After all the mythical stories that have been told over the centuries from Greek Mythology or artifacts like Pandora’s Box, have you ever wondered what really happened to them? Well these unique but strange artifacts are being kept in an underground vault by the government in South Dakota. Or at least that’s the main plot for Syfy Channel’s drama series called Warehouse 13.
For the past three seasons, the show has followed Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) once they are transferred to Warehouse 13 as punishment. Once well adjusted to their new jobs (protect ancient artifacts, get it to Warehouse 13 and attempt to save as many lives as possible), the two actually compliment each other rather well. However, in the beginning neither of them would agree. Pete has a spontaneous approach to completing each task and can tell apart human behavior either good or bad, while Myka tends to take charge and is very detailed.
The mastermind behind the safe keeping of Warehouse 13 is Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek—a strange but total comedian). He has a helper who is rather brilliant for being a hip young girl by the name of Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti). She invents different devices to help Pete and Myka out in the field. Throughout the series, we are given some neat artifacts that Pete and Myka must bring back to Warehouse 13. Some are either connected to an historical time period, they may have a mythological story attached or are just creatively made up all together. A few include the Lenape Tribe’s Cloak. It is Native American and allows the person wearing it to pass through solid objects such as walls. Lewis Carroll’s Looking Glass is another artifact from an earlier on episode. It held a wicked spirit named Alice who eventually possessed Agent Myka’s body and others. On a humorous note, a brush used by Marilyn Monroe is found causing anyone else who uses it to have platinum gold hair. Any brunettes want to be a blonde without spending a hundred bucks at a salon?
As the characters gain knowledge of different artifacts, it is made known that they give off electricity and can only be neutralized by purple goo. This is to protect the general public from harm, as some artifacts are dangerous. Later on we find out the purple goo is produced by Global Dynamics—a research laboratory from Warehouse 13’s sister show called Eureka. Along the lines of sister shows, the Syfy Network is known to crossover different characters from a variety of their shows onto other neighboring shows. Warehouse 13 has shared the screen with Eureka’s Global Dynamics researcher Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston) to assist in the update of Warehouse 13’s computer systems. Claudia Donovan has also crossed over to the town of Eureka to learn more about Global Dynamics.
Warehouse 13 has been compared to Fox-TV’s X-Files and has done a great job with keeping up its ratings for the Syfy Network. The season one premiere was the third best in the network’s history, behind Stargate Atlantis and Eureka. The Warehouse 13 team has dealt with some extraordinary artifacts, it’ll be exciting to see how they continue to locate new devices and keep Warehouse 13 intact. However for those of you who have not seen a episode of Warehouse 13, seasons one through three can be found on Netflix. Season four just started this month and can be watched on the Syfy Channel on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST.