Located in South Dakota, “Warehouse 13” is a facility located at K39 Triple Z on the North American grid. The building’s internal dimensions seem much greater than its external appearance (much like Dr. Who’s TARDIS), and have properties which contain the energies given off by its unusual contents. So far, the “Warehouse 13” investigative team of Pete & Myka (Eddie McClintock & Joanne Kelly) have been assigned by “Warehouse 13’s” caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) to investigate and acquire, neutralize, or destroy (snag, bag and tag) 51 artifacts that were discovered outside of the warehouse. (This includes artifacts that may come in pairs such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s bookends which have been counted as 2 artifacts as opposed to one pair.) Of these 51 artifacts, 30 have been recovered, 9 have been destroyed, 1 possibly has been destroyed, 2 have been neutralized, 5 have not been recovered, and 4 are still undiscovered/not recovered that are from a set of 6 artifacts.
Ten of the most interesting artifacts now safely tucked away in “Warehouse 13” are as follows:
Timothy Leary’s Reading Glasses and Case
(Recovered – “MacPherson”)
The wearer of Timothy Leary’s Glasses produces an LSD/psychedelic vision without LSD actually having to be used. A good example was when Pete was looking at Artie while wearing them but instead of seeing Artie he saw a wobbly, wavy-looking, big tusked walrus.
Albert Einstein’s Time Bridge
(Recovered – Eureka’s “Crossing Over”)
“Eureka’s” Henry Deacon and Dr. Trevor Grant (Joe Morton & James Callis, Battlestar Galactica) have been tinkering with Einstein’s Time Bridge Device and have run their first successful engine test. Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) from “Warehouse 13” has stopped by to pick up some more neutralizing goo they use to neutralize bad artifacts that are recovered by the “Warehouse 13” teams. But now full grown redwood trees are popping up in the middle of Global Dynamics, Jo (Erica Cerra) suddenly finds a bullet from 1947 lodged in her chest, and a plane appears out of thin air in Café Diem. Working on the bridge device has caused Dr. Grant to become a time travel magnet pulling items from his original timeline of 1947 into present day “Eureka.” Dr. Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) uses nanobot technology to remove the remove the exotic particles from Dr. Grant and send the time traveling items back to 1947 where they belong. Claudia takes the bridge device with her to be stored at “Warehouse 13.”
(Recovered – “Time Will Tell”)
The Imperceptor Vest is an invention belonging to H.G. Wells and she wants it back. (No, that is not a mistype – H.G. Wells is a woman on “Warehouse 13.”) She needs the Imperceptor Vest in order to safely navigate the walkways of the Escher Vault located in “Warehouse 13” where an item of hers is being held. The Escher Vault is where the personal effects of cryogenically bronzed people are stored. It is like a living, breathing labyrinth room that shifts, twists and turns too fast for the naked eye to comprehend. The Imperceptor Vest is powered by antimatter and the wearer of the vest can move faster than the naked eye can see – even faster than a speeding bullet. People can navigate the Escher Vault safely only if wearing the vest or a pair of specially designed goggles. At least one person is still missing that entered the room without the aid of either item.
H.G. Wells’ Grappling Hook Gun
(Recovered – “For the Team”)
When Myka runs into H.G. Wells once again while investigating an artifact, H.G. saves Myka from a speeding van by using her homemade grappling gun to pull them to safety. At the end of “For the Team,” H.G. vanishes but leaves her grappling hook gun behind for Myka.
Mata Hari’s Stockings
(Neutralized – “Merge with Caution”)
All the wearer of Mata Hari’s stockings has to do is have her victim come into contact with the stockings and they will do anything she asks of them. Even Artie, after numerous precautions, succumbs to the spell of a slinky blonde who is wearing Mata Hari’s stockings. To break the spell on Artie, Claudia puts a run in the stockings.
Harriet Tubman’s Thimble
(Recovered – “MacPherson” & “Time Will Tell”)
Harriet Tubman’s Thimble, using light refraction properties, causes people to see a different image than the one of the person wearing it.
Philo Farnsworth’s Transmutational Delivery Device
Item 186A, Projector / Item 186B, Camera (Recovered – “Beyond Our Control”)
The “Warehouse 13” team is stumped when Marines, cowboys, gladiator’s and tiger’s begin popping up in the nearby town of Univille. An avid fan of old movies, Pete soon puts the pieces together that these characters are all from movies that starred one of his favorite actors, Raymond St. James. The local postmaster has been using the projector, which was designed for the military to make the enemy believe they were seeing more soldiers than there really were, to watch a Raymond St. James movie marathon. But a side-effect of the projector is that it can also cause objects from the film to physically appear. The team must use the camera, which was housed in the Warehouse, to record something new in order to stop the last flick of the marathon titled “Dr. Doomsday.”
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Bookends
(Recovered – “Merge with Caution”)
Robert Louis Stevenson had two statue-type bookends; one shaped like a lion and one shaped like an eagle. But when the heads of the two bookends are switched, it causes anyone who touches them to switch bodies. The only way to put the switched personalities back into their own body is to switch the heads on the bookends back to their original forms.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Quill Pen & Notebook
(Not Recovered – Taken by MacPherson – “Nevermore”)
When separated from the quill pen, Edgar Allan Poe’s notebook takes fuel from the life force of anyone who reads it, presumably to fuel the manifestations of the pen-wielder. When separated from the notebook, words written by anyone using the pen can come to life when the intended victim of the writer reads the words. The word used in “Nevermore” was ‘fire’ which when read aloud caused a person to be burned. When the two items are together they are inert.
Jack the Ripper’s Lantern
(Not Recovered – Owned by MacPherson – “Nevermore”)
Anyone looking into the light of Jack the Ripper’s lantern will find themselves frozen. MacPherson used the lantern to freeze Myka’s parents and blackmail her into returning Edgar Allan Poe’s Quill and Pen to him. The lantern’s current whereabouts is unknown.
“Warehouse 13” airs on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET on Syfy.
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