Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and Allison Scagliotti in Warehouse 13 (2009)

There is a place, hidden from the eyes of ordinary people, that preserves infinite wonders. Among tall shelves overflowing with curious objects, incredible things happen. Forks from Versaille protect against time travel; a thimble can give new appearances; and a killer tattoo heats the body until it explodes like a kamikaze.

A new case awaits us, another artifact must be recovered, Warehouse 13 awaits us!

Warehouse 13 – Bizarre with a steampunk flavor

Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly in Warehouse 13 (2009)
Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly in Warehouse 13 (2009) © IMDB

With the surly air of a hardened curmudgeon, Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) welcomes U.S. Secret Service agents Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) to the land of artifacts. The world is a place full of strange things, which become even stranger when a spark of deep intent can transform an ordinary object into living energy, which can be very dangerous. Thus an artifact is born, artifacts from all over the world and from different eras, with extraordinary abilities.

A new journey begins for Pete and Myka, immersed in the evocative atmosphere of a gigantic warehouse that contains hundreds of thousands of supernatural artifacts. Warehouse 13, with its antiquated air, its strange devices and the bizarre mechanisms that move it, is the conjunction where science and mystery collide. A place where anything can happen and mechanics mixes with magic, creating evocative steampunk contrasts.

Joanne Kelly in Warehouse 13 (2009)
Joanne Kelly in Warehouse 13 (2009) © IMDB

Born in 2009, the series consists of 5 seasons and 64 episodes. This secret warehouse that Myka and Pete have been called to serve will lead them around the globe on the hunt for artifacts. Each episode hides new mysteries and supernatural objects that combine fantasy and science fiction.

At the top of power

The warehouse is governed by a secret association: the Regents. Nobody knows who they are, but their purpose is clear: to protect the world from artifacts that, if they got into the wrong hands, would destroy the planet.

The thread that connects the warehouse agents to the Regents is the mysterious Mrs. Frederic (Carol Pounder). Able to appear and disappear as if by magic, in the middle of the conversation, Mrs. Frederic is the Keeper of the Warehouse, connected directly to the structure and the artifacts. It is she who understands when something is wrong, if there is a danger lurking or when the warehouse is about to move elsewhere.

In the episodes,

Allison Scagliotti in Warehouse 13 (2009)
Allison Scagliotti in Warehouse 13 (2009) © IMDB

the presence of this character is not constant, as is the authority of the Regents. They are people who must keep an extreme reserve, due to the danger they would face if they were discovered. The eye of Horus is the symbol of their power.

Claudia Donovan

If there is a character that deserves more attention, it is certainly that of Claudia Donovan, played by Allison Scagliotti-Smith. Claudia manages to spice up the monotonous life of old Artie, and in the end bewitches everyone’s hearts. With her bubbly energy, her lively intelligence and that well-balanced mix of irony and sarcasm, she remains one of the most beloved characters in the series.

Perhaps born as a secondary character, she soon becomes one of the main ones, when her connection with the Warehouse emerges from the mists of the plot, which is closer than we think. Claudia is destined to replace Mrs. Frederic as Keeper.

Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and Allison Scagliotti in Warehouse 13 (2009)
Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and Allison Scagliotti in Warehouse 13 (2009) © IMDB

Computer genius, she will be the one to create a connection between Warehouse 13 and Eureka (which we have already talked about previously). We find her in one of the episodes of Eureka, just as we find Fargo in a couple of episodes of Warehouse 13. This link places the two series on the same level, making them coexist in the same bubble of fictional reality. Science and technology from Eureka, contrasted with supernatural and steampunk at Warehouse 13. An explosive combination.

Endless

For this paragraph, I borrow the title from the very last episode of the fifth season of Warehouse 13. The world created by this show cannot have an end. More and more warehouses will be built to protect humanity, always new secret agents will be chosen to defend it. The Keepers will follow one another as time goes by.

What will remain unchanged? Memories of Pete and Myka, Artie and Claudia, Mrs. Frederic and agent Jinks, the latest arrival. More than once they have averted the end of the world, they have risked their lives, someone even died. Humanity is not ready for the infinite wonders of the Warehouse. As long as we put our petty personal purposes ahead of the well-being of the entire planet, no supernatural magic will knock on our door. We must learn to look beyond our noses, accept imperfections and treasure what the world can give us: only in this way will life be able to surprise us.

One day maybe we will all smell the sweet, juicy apples, a sign that the Warehouse is ready to welcome us …

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