Warehouse 13 airs Monday at 9/8C on SyFy.
For better or worse, shows often become synonymous with their finales. Some elevate a series beyond what it was. Hello, The Fugitive. Some leave people angry and disappointed, like The Sopranos or evidently How I Met Your Mother. Some will forever be debated. Looking at you LOST and Seinfeld. So what is Warehouse 13's finale legacy? To be honest, I'm not sure. It's a weird little clip show montage that is high on character catharsis but low on action or even fun. My guess is that how you judge the finale will depend in part on why you watch the show. If the characters are the most important part and you just want to spend a little more time with them, then this should be an exceptional finale for you. If you are more interested in the action, plot, artifacts, or mysteries, then chances are you will prefer the previous episode as a finale.
The saga begins with Mrs. Frederic saying the warehouse is ending and demanding that they all contribute their defining moments at Warehouse 13 to the time capsule. They do this by placing their hand on Arthur's Round Table so the warehouse can sift through their memories and choose the pinnacle for them. Obviously Pete rejects this assignment, feeling like they are giving up the warehouse without a fight. The warehouse means too much for him to just walk away and he sees the other's acceptance of their fate as a personal affront. He storms off but one by one, they do as they are told. For each character, we get a clip show of their greatest hits and then a defining moment that was not previously aired. Some are funny like Claudia's, although the ramifications of hers makes little sense as far as her characterization goes, especially with having Steve as a best friend. Artie's is shocking, a huge twist to the character that I never expected. Steve's is full of wonder and Myka's, revelation. They each get to say goodbye to the warehouse in their own way, a cathartic release of emotion we as the audience take with them. While I would have preferred to make last week's episode a two-parter and devote more time and depth to stopping Valda, many fans will find this a satisfying way to say goodbye to the characters they have come to love.
Best Scene - Artie breaks down while talking to the warehouse
Best Awww Scene / Best Character Interaction - Artie tells Claudia it's okay to be a little selfish and be your own self
Best Quote - "Okay I've got an idea. How about instead of sitting around the mystical table of kumbaya, we do something crazy like, I don't know, stop it from moving, right?" / "I just want you to be happy."
Best Reason to Watch - It's the finale. If you need a reason, it's not worth watching.
Best Cameo - H G Wells
Most Surprising Cameo - *****
Best Action - Ninja cat burglar kung fu fighting
Most Way Out There - Steve's moment
Biggest Shock - Artie's moment. It is definitely a "What the what?!?" time.
Funniest Scene - Claudia's defining moment
The "I Wish I Were You" Award - Steve, who gets to see a lot of great warehouse moments we don't get to see. Not fair! He even got to see Mr. Frederic.
Bittersweet Moment - all of them shouting, "Best job ever."
The "You've Thought Too Much on This" Award - Steve knows exactly which one of the Munsters each of them are
Biggest Hypocrite - Artie
The "What the Heck?" Award - the flash forward at the end pretty much negates much of what happens in the episode
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