Warehouse 13 Season 5 Review “Savage Seduction”

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First off, my apologies for the delay in this week’s review. I think there can be no doubt in the minds of Warehouse 13 fans that this episode was the funniest in the entire series. Pete and Myka get sucked into a telenovela, while Jinks and Claudia head to the frat house to neutralize a twinning artifact. There were so many funny moments. If we had had more episodes like this earlier in the show, we might not be on the brink of the series finale.

We start with Pete getting a visit from his ex-girlfriend, Kelly, who is very pregnant. Pete freaks out, until she reminds him that they haven’t been together for 2 years. This all suggests to me that Pete may not be ready for any kind of baby talk. It turns out that Kelly’s grandma has been sucked into her favorite telenovela by an artifact broach. The only way to get her out is for them to follow her in. This is when hilarity ensures.

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Once on the other side, Myka and Kelly lose their identities and transform into telenovela characters. Myka is the sassy maid, Maribel, and Kelly is Carmen, the spoiled fiancée of Armando. She and Kelly get into a girl fight that is spectacular. Meanwhile, Pete calls Artie to come help with the situation. It was fantastic when Artie finally arrives and Pete is sitting on the chair under a blanket, eating snacks, and watching the show. Artie and Pete split a pair of cufflinks that will allow them to keep their identities and jump into the tv.

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There were so many moments in the telenovela that worked. It was great when each would lose the cufflink and it would transfer to someone else, there’d be a blast of air and Pete’s mustache would flutter in the wind. I also loved that they all spoke Spanish and Pete kept yelling for “Arturo.” I also liked when they track down Artie and he’s wearing a straight jacket – underneath is a colonel’s uniform and even Artie’s hair is split down the middle and curled. I haven’t laughed out loud at a show in a long time. I have watched a couple telenovelas, even though I don’t speak Spanish, and they really are this kind of kitsch.

In the real world, Claudia and Jinks discover that frat boys are using a candle that burns at both ends to split themselves so that one half can party while the other half studies. There are fun exchanges between the two about the value of college. You have to feel at least a little sorry for Claudia that she never really had a chance for the normal college experience. While trying to neutralize the artifact, Jinks gets whammied.

The big question is whether Aaron and Shawn Ashmore played twin Jinks. That would be a fun twist, and more interesting than CGI. While “Jinks’s twin sister” was stereotypical for an over the top gay man, it was still pretty funny. I liked how Claudia got super excited over two Jinks, and it was hysterical when Jinks got the frat guy to dance with him.

In the end, we got another hint that they are going to try and couple Pete and Myka together. No! Kelly tells Pete that their relationship couldn’t have worked because he is in love with Myka. Sigh. I thought we were moving in the right direction earlier in the episode when Maribel tried to hook up with Pete and he pushed her away. Then to have them end up as siblings – it was perfect. No chance of a coupling in telenovela land. So why then did we have to go back to the “will they or won’t they” that nobody wants in the last few minutes?

I have to give praise to Myka’s hair in this episode. It looked great and she was even prettier with it pulled back and straightened. I just can’t express how much I’m enjoying this season compared to previous ones, and it’s not about nostalgia. The show just feels more fun and light.

As an aside, if you really loved this episode, the costumes are currently being auctioned on eBay. You can score Myka’s maid costume and Pete’s super shiny red shirt.

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