It’s the big Syfy network crossover event fans have been pining for—“Warehouse 13” meets “Eureka.”
Here’s the synopsis from tv.com:“Douglas Fargo, a member of Global Dynamics, travels from Eureka to Warehouse 13 to assist them with a computer system update. However, when a sentient computer virus is unleashed, the team is trapped when the warehouse goes into lockdown.”
“Eureka” used to be the highest-rated show ever on Syfy until “Warehouse 13” came along.
So, for those of us who have been watching both programs since they started, this is a very cool event.
Granted, Fargo (Neil Grayston) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) meeting isn’t as noteworthy as having, say, Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson), Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), Myka (Joanne Kelly) and Pete (Eddie McClintock) team up, but it’s a good start.
Note to Syfy: next year, maybe?
Still, the episode is a fun romp from start to finish. Some of the great highlights include Fargo and Claudia as they “Star Wars” their way out of danger; Rene Auberjonois, the guest star who plays both the loopy retiree of the warehouse who has half of his brain fried and the leisure-suit-wearing computer operating system, and the suspenseful, then exhilarating conclusion followed by heartbreak for Claudia.
I’m sure the folks behind this show knew they were likely to get some extra eyes looking in, so they pulled out all the stops in “Warehouse 13” fashion.
It’s also enjoyable to watch Fargo and Claudia realize that they have a lot in common, dealing with secrets that no one else can know about. They are a great match, techno-nerds one and all.
Pete and Myka get to have their fun in the field as well, as they try to overcome obstacles like the convenience store operator who wants to be a hero and the laser-firing “eyes” of the back-up warehouse system.
Then they quibble over who should win at “Rock-Paper-Scissors.” Great fun!
Artie gets to console an old comrade, and lets his obvious dislike for Fargo show through even when the young computer genius tries to worm his way into a tender farewell hug. Artie pushes Fargo away—face first--his right hand as two warehouse vets say “goodbye.” Had me laughing right out loud!
The last sequence sets up Claudia’s desire to visit Eureka with Fargo on Friday’s “Crossover” on Eureka, and I hope that hour is as much a pleasure as this one was.
If this is a success with the viewers, and I think it will be, can it be long before “Haven” crosses over with “Eureka” to become a big Friday night event for Syfy?
Coming next week: “Around The Bend,” in which Pete’s loyalties to the warehouse team are challenged.