"Just when you think the writers can't raise the stakes, they threaten to destroy the entire world!" says Eddie McClintock with a laugh. He's talking about Syfy hit Warehouse 13's midseason premiere (Monday, 10/9c), which picks up with his artifact-hunting agent Pete and bestie-slash-partner Myka (Joanne Kelly) in a mad dash to find a cure for the sweating-sickness epidemic unleashed in October's cliffhanger.
Helping their cause is Buffy the Vampire Slayer veteran James Marsters, who guest stars as a professor with a specific — and very old — skill set that may help stop the global pandemic. While that arc sparks the action-adventure fun W13 is known for, the hour also takes a more serious turn as the team continues to deal with the fact that a possessed Artie (Saul Rubinek) has killed one of their own. "We have to honor the demise of Leena [Genelle Williams]," McClintock says, while promising that Season 4.5 won't be all death and destruction. "It's still Warehouse 13. We're gonna paint with all the same colors and just add a couple of different tones."
Even with the clock ticking on a looming medical apocalypse, a worldwide pandemic of fatal "English Sweating Sickness" initiated by the unleashing of a magical Black Orchid thingamabob, Syfy's quirky fan fave Warehouse 13 manages to find time to crack wise about the end of the world.
"It's always 'ultimately death,'" Agent Pete (Eddie McClintock) bemoans when clued in about just how nasty the disease is that has infected the entire team and much of the rest of the planet. "Artifacts never release a plague of tickles or an epidemic of kittens." A plague of tickles: not a bad way to describe this tongue-in-cheek supernatural lark which pulls out all the guest-star stops in an eventful episode (Monday, 10/9c) by Drew Z. Greenberg that kicks off the second half of Season 4 with Evil Artie's (Saul Rubinek) life and soul also in jeopardy.
Snag it, bag it, tag it... just don't miss it! Syfy's Eddie McClintock-Joanne Kelly chemistry extravaganza known as Warehouse 13 is coming back on Monday, April 29 (10/9c) to finish up its fourth season with a blast of mind-blowing action, and we've got your first look in this teaser trailer.
"We obviously have to deal — in a major way — with what Artie's been through and what happens to him, having killed Leena," executive producer Jack Kenny told us after last fall's mid-season cliffhanger, hinting at even more tragedies to come. "There are many other versions of mortality that we're going to deal with in the next 10 episodes." So let's all cross our fingers that season-premiere guest stars James Marsters, Lindsay Wagner, Kate Mulgrew, Roger Rees and Polly Walker and can help Pete, Myka and the rest of the team find a cure for that sweating sickness epidemic Petey accidentally unleashed before anymore Warehouse workers wind up adding to the body count.
"You ask for a simple white Christmas ..." and everything goes to cartoon hell on Eureka, already the most animated of Syfy's quirky series, and a natural to be brought back for a one-night-only Christmas special, a gift for fantasy fans, packaged with similarly themed episodes of Warehouse 13 and Haven. The Eureka special (8/7c) is especially inventive, as the isolated mountain town's overtaxed Super Photon Generator interacts with a child's hologram-generating storybook, and abracadabra, everyone becomes a cartoon character (including Sheriff Carter's much-abused Jeep, cleverly and petulantly voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons).
Syfy has ordered a fourth season of Warehouse 13, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The new 13-episode season will premiere in 2012.