Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and EP Jack Kenny Discuss Letting Go of ‘Warehouse 13’

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Warehouse 13, alongside Eureka, set the tone for post-Battlestar Galactica Syfy. With a whimsical, steampunk spirit Warehouse 13 delved into history for artifacts the intrepid Warehouse agents could hunt down to the delight of fans. Tonight, Monday, April 14th at 9/8c on Syfy, Warehouse 13 will begin its fifth and final season. TV Equals recently joined in a conference call with stars Eddie McClintock (Pete), Joanne Kelly (Myka) and executive producer Jack Kenny. The trio discussed what they will miss most about Warehouse 13, what’s ahead in the last six episodes and much more.

They Are Not Happy About the Abbreviated Final Season Either

The fans have made it clear they are not pleased with the idea of an abbreviated final season, and it turns out Kenny, McClintock and Kelly were not thrilled by the news either. Having only six episodes forced many stories to be expedited–namely the Myka has cancer storyline–and the final episode to be chock full of storylines.

“We had ten stories broken out for the next season and when they told us we had six and we had to end it, we did five stories and five episodes and then in the last episode we did six stories,” Kenny said. “So we really crammed it all in there.”

Kenny further elaborated, “We all felt like we had a lot more to say and a lot more to do.” On the upside, while all three promised a satisfying conclusion, Kenny said the door was left open for further stories, in case Syfy decides to come calling for a movie in the future.

On Myka and Pete

Could there be a Pete and Myka wedding on the horizon? There will be some baby talk between the partners, and the series ends with a big event that involves dancing and music. Kenny noted that it was as close to a musical episode the show would ever get, but he didn’t go into specifics about what prompts the big number.

On the state of Pete and Myka, Kelly hinted, “I do think you see a fundamental change in these characters’ relationships, as I think you do across the board in the show. That’s all I got to say about that.”

“There’s an arc that Eddie and Jo have in the last six episodes that’s really fun to see unfold. And you see a lot of it unfold, I mean, you see the beginning of that – of the – sort of a cracking of that iceberg at the end of Episode 4,” Kenny added.

McClintock would only say PICA.

What’s Ahead in the Final Six?

A telenovela episode that involved the cast having to learn Spanish in two months, tap dancing, McClintock getting to go “full Shatner” in the premiere, an alternate universe Warehouse 13 and a satisfying conclusion for every member of the team. “Every character has a – kind of a revelation of sorts in the last episode,” Kenny promised. “Every character is granted a revelation in the defining moment and something really cool to deal with and in, I think, a way that really works.”

The Things They Took…

McClintock would have us believe he cleaned out the set. He definitely got the Tesla rifle and a pair of bongos from Artie’s office that he loved to play with on set. Meanwhile, Kenny has Claudia’s Farnsworth. Kelly wanted some chairs from Artie’s office, but unfortunately her phone disconnected before she could confirm whether or not she received them. (If she didn’t, Syfy should get on that.)

What Will Warehouse 13’s Legacy Be?

Kenny, Kelly and McClintock all spoke about how much they loved going to work each day. Personally, the thing they will miss most is the joyous environment on set and bringing to life characters they felt so strongly about. As for the greater legacy of the show, only time will tell what impact Warehouse 13 will have on fans and genre television, but Kenny eloquently said, “I think it’ll be remembered as the show that brought fun to the Syfy channel.”

I’m sure many fans out there will agree.

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