Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
After so many predictable filler episodes and questionable plot twists, fans finally get an episode that feels worthy of Warehouse 13. That doesn't mean we those questionable parts were left out though.
The big one being what the Regents were doing when this whole mess started? Well, apparently one of them was there, and we didn't even know it. Apparently, the new doctor is the keeper of vital information from the Warehouse's history, and somehow Mrs. Fredrick didn't even know it. This is all fine and dandy for the current problem (I'll get to that in a few), but why didn't she notice something wasn't right with Little Nicky, and being the Keeper, wouldn't she be more aware of how things worked in the Warehouse?
This of course, once again, means that all this could have been prevented if everyone was doing their jobs. That is really, really sad. I don't know if that is laziness of the writers, or a sad portrayal of how bad the American workforce is?
At least it gave us some of the best story and plot twists this series has seen since... I can't even remember the last great plot twist in Warehouse 13 any more. We all knew when Anthony Stewart Head signed on for a role for a villain it was going to be a great one, but this is even better than I expected.
Paracelsus was the one who made Nick, Charlotte and Bennett Sutton (Count Sticky Fingers) immortal by combining artifacts, against their will of course, although we still don't know what he was planning. Seriously, why make his good-for-nothing brother and his family immortal? But that's not all, he is also a Regent, and not just any kind of Regent the Caretaker of Warehouse 9.
Apparently the Warehouse can only have one active caretaker at a time, and seniority rules, meaning Mrs. Fredrick is in deep trouble. This is the second time her life has been in jeopardy, but this time it feels like this may finally be her final curtain call since Paracelsus is so powerful that even Claudia is feeling the effects, and she is only the protégé.
That's right, Claudia is cured! Yay! Too bad her problems are only getting worse. I think it's time for her to put her inventing cap back on as they are going to need a new arsenal to use against the alchemist.
But what about the immortals? Well, things didn't go very well for them. They got their wish granted, but at a very sharp cost. Rule number 1, never wish for mortality unless you are ready to die that instant.
This was a great build-up to next week's season finale, but from this series record, I'm not extremely excited. This might be one of the greatest finales yet, but it will more likely be too dark with a cliffhanger that no one wants to see, especially since we have no idea when the final episodes will air.