Warehouse 13: Parks and Rehabilitation


by Ashley Binion

After last week’s resolution to the midseason finale aka “saving the world once again,” Warehouse 13 returned to their routine hijinks.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

The episode began with Pete testifying on Artie’s behalf before the Regents. They realized that it wasn’t Artie that killed her, but instead, the evil inside him. So, they found him not guilty and fit to return to work. Following Leena’s death, there was little fallout, but this week showed more of Artie and the Warehouse trying to cope.

It’s a little disappointing that the first time we see where Leena worked was after she died, but we finally get to see how she figured out how to keep the synergy of all of the artifacts. It only seemed appropriate that Jinks was to be the one to take the mantle from Leena. He is the most calm and centered person on the team, and he prides himself on that.

Poor Jinks, it was his second week in a row stuck in the warehouse, but this time he got attacked by Da Vinci’s stone gargoyle. Good times. Now since Jinks is the one storing artifacts, I hope that doesn’t mean he gets regulated to the Warehouse only.

In the touching last scene of the episode, Artie finally came to grips with the fact that he wasn’t the one who put Leena in danger. She knew that she was in a dangerous line of work and willingly put herself in that situation.

Usually, when the agents go and investigate a ping, the series tends to put Pete and Myka together and Jinks and Claudia together, but they switched it up and put together Myka and Jinks and Claudia and Pete. It was refreshing to see the different pairs interact. Also, it’s a bonus when Claudia gets to go on an investigation outside of the Warehouse. She always makes it more comedic.

The crazy murder of the week was a man killing members from a debunked eco-terrorist group, The Last People on Earth. He was angry that his brother took the rap for the crimes of the group, while the others weren’t punished. So, of course the only logical thing to do is kill them.

Why is it that the bad guy always has to announce his plan via monologue?

Within the last season, sometimes I feel the series has dumbed down Pete either for laughs or to make Myka look smarter, but this episode moved in a step toward fixing that. He actually seemed competent.

Oh, and who caught Pete’s “Bazinga” line?

What did you think of this week’s episode? Did they give sufficient closure to Leena’s death?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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