Let’s look at the fourth season of the Sy Fy channel’s most successful show of all time, ‘Warehouse 13.’
If you don’t know the series, the premise or the characters, you should probably start at the beginning.
The end of the third season found the agents and the warehouse in desperate danger. One of their own had fallen and things looked grim.
Things pick up with a solution to the most-pressing problem and life goes on as usual in the warehouse. That said, there is an evil presence that is unlike anything the gang has faced before and it keeps getting closer.
We are really getting down to the wire with the series. It was hinted that Claudia would be taking on a more prominent role within the warehouse in the previous year but geez. A major event from the end of the third season is invalidated right off the bat. That feels like cheating, but it does allow for a nice dynamic that the previous season established to continue. You’ll see.
The season feels very strongly divided at the point where it took a break midseason. For a long time, the main conflict is Artie’s nagging feeling of dread around Claudia. When that issue is seen through, our attention is turned to replacing a deceased character with another and some new dangers to the warehouse itself along with a health scare for a character. It feels like we have almost gotten this deep a few times before in the series but knowing what we know, a few of these conflicts are staring down the barrel of some resolution.
There is definitely the vibe that a torch is being passed along to Claudia. Hopefully, we can see some resolution to the long-brewing feelings between Pete and Myka. Where does Jinks fit into the future? Like any good cliffhanger, we are left with more questions than answers. It’s not a spoiler to say that this season ends on an uncertain note.
With the transitional feel of the season, it is still of a high quality. Some episodes in the middle of the run settle back into the usual routine for the show which is a nice break from all of the high stakes at the start, middle and end of the season. It’s also nice to meet new important characters this late in the game.
Special features include: tons of stuff. You get deleted/extended scenes, commentary, a lot of podcasts, a gag reel and web series. ‘tis a grand collection of features.
This is the last full season of ‘Warehouse 13.’ A year after this, there will be about a half dozen episodes which will wrap things up.
It will be sad to see this show go, but it is always preferable for a good thing to go away before it hangs around too long and tarnishes a strong run.
Not Rated 865 minutes 2013