‘Warehouse 13’ – recap of Reset
By Wayne Hall Sep 24, 2010, 2:59 GMT
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Has another season gone by already? Wow!
Here’s the second season finale’s summary from tv.com: “The team tries to track down their rogue member, and discover the artifact they have is unexpectedly powerful. Meanwhile, Claudia wonders about her future with the Warehouse team and Pete must choose between Kelly and the mission.”
Of course, what fans of the show want to know is: Is she evil or is she just misunderstood? I’m referring to our lady Helena, known to the world as H.G. Wells, portrayed on the show by Jaime Murray.
Let me first say that I thought the resolution we have to her storyline is satisfying, despite what some of my fellow online reviewers have already been posting. We’ve been slowly aiming in the direction of this plot all season, and I’m glad we moved along home. And was Helena the world’s first environmentalist?
When things conclude, one character is clearly vindicated, but another is crushed. W13 has always been good about dealing with consequences, and it continues that trend. And that leads to the cliffhanger moment at the end of the hour.
Claudia’s discussion with Artie about what might lie ahead for her as a Warehouse caretaker was both touching and intriguing. The duo also gets a tender moment near the end of the episode. I’m still fascinated that the writers have continued to keep the place shrouded in secrets, and we learn tantalizing bit after tantalizing bit each episode. Both Artie and Claudia are interwoven with the Warehouse, so it was great to see them continue to develop what is a pleasing “father-daughter” relationship.
But the core of the show centers on Pete and Myka, who once again are staring trouble in the face … and at least Pete is loving it. Continuing on from last week’s Stargate-like episode (solving puzzles), this week is more Indiana Jones (stopping the unusual), an interesting way to wrap up the season. Pete gets to wear Icarus’ wings in one of the fun parts of the episode.
We again see some unusual pairings, with Claudia covering Pete’s back, and Myka working side-by-side with Artie. I like it when they shake things up like this.
The storyline about Pete’s romantic interest comes to a sad ending for Pete. But he’s learning that life in the Warehouse, while often fulfilling, can turn lovers away and make those closest to you feel they can’t continue a relationship. Is this what Artie has experienced?
Mrs. Frederic is again part of the team, and she pops up unexpectedly from time to time. I really have begun to think she does this just to startle Pete and the others. I mean, what other fun can you have in beehive hairdo?
At the end, Myka’s love letter to the rest of the group was really well done. For instance, calling Claudia “the only real adult” in the Warehouse was a good bit of dialogue, something that always sparkles on W13.
Really, this season has literally flown by, a sign that I’m engaged in what’s taking place, which is a very good thing. Let’s all put on our Santa Claus caps when we meet again in December as the first-ever Warehouse 13 Christmas special airs!
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