Combining a dangerous number of artifacts, Paracelsus attempts to travel through time to the era of Warehouse 9 and rewrite history, making him Caretaker for over 500 years. He turns the Warehouse into a scientifically advanced house of horrors, where he experiments with artifacts on people.
- Eddie McClintock as Pete Lattimer
- Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering
- Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen
- Allison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan
- Aaron Ashmore as Steve Jinks
Special Guest StarEdit
- Anthony Stewart Head as Paracelsus
- Lindsay Wagner as Dr. Vanessa Calder
- Kelly Hu as Abigail Cho
- Rebecca Mader as Lisa Da Vinci
- René Auberjonois as Hugo Miller
- CCH Pounder as Mrs. Irene Frederic
- Hardee T. Lineham as Marcus
- Diane Johnstone as Nurse
- Jerald Bezener as Screaming Man
- Mark A. Shepherd as Benedict Valda
Trailers and Sneak PeeksEdit
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Claudia is isolated in the Warehouse to face off against Paracelsus, the Caretaker who takes all the care for himself. Claudia knows the Warehouse will protect her, and Artie, Pete, Jinks and Mrs. Frederic believer her – but that doesn't make it any easier to be on the other side of an impenetrable barrier from their comrade. Mrs. Frederic seeks out the Regents while Jinks and Artie try various (painful) methods of breaking through the barrier. It's not until Pete returns from the hospital with Myka (the tumor was benign, the surgery went really well) that she schools them all on reading the freakin' addendums to the manual every now and again. If they had, they'd know that the shield gets its energy from the Alpha Centauri star system, and if they just reposition the contact point, they can walk right through – easy as pie.
It's once they're in there that the trouble starts. Since Claudia is the new Caretaker, she's part of the Warehouse. Thus, Paracelsus isn't able to kill her, but he can control her. He puppeteers her to fetch and arrange several artifacts – a sundial, a pocket watch, and a telescope – which, she believes, make a wormhole-time travel device. When Paracelsus hears Jinks and Pete set their distraction, he sicks Claudia on them, with all manner of deadly weapons. It's not until Artie and Myka re-light the fires in the Eldunari Chamber that the link between Paracelsus and Warehouse 13 is severed, and Claudia is freed.
But by then, it's too late – the big baddie has built his wormhole, and leaps through it just as the crew comes on the scene. Pete tries to go after him, but Artie stops him, throwing a fork into his hand as the Warehouse shudders and becomes an entirely new landscape. No longer their tumbledown, nondescript structure, the Warehouse changes into a gleaming, sterile bunker. The worst part? Paracelsus's face is plastered all over it. Whatever Paracelsus did after jumping through the wormhole changed reality, and it's up to the team to find him, neutralize him, and change it back.
Pete and Claudia file off to find the mainframe of the bunker's computer system, and discover that the hub of all the electronic information is Abigail, transmogrified into a cyborg. It – she – won't tell them the high-level information they seek, but they manage to find a key piece of information – June 10, 1541, the date Paracelsus went back in time – and run it back to Myka, Jinks and Artie, who have assembled all the artifacts necessary for the wormhole machine. They set the device running and Pete and Myka jump through while the others hold down the fort.
The partners find themselves in a field of dead bodies, with a very live agent, Lisa da Vinci, holding a knife to Myka's throat. They finally convince her that the Paracelsus from their timeline is behind the carnage, despite having been bronzed earlier that day in her timeline. From Abigail the Computer, they know that he killed all the Regents on this day, and when the time travelers catch up to him, it's just in time to save the Regents and get after the mad scientist.
In Dystopia-land, Artie turned himself in to divert attention, even though he knows it will mean being a lab rat for Paracelsus's human-artifact experiments. What he didn't realize is that two of his best friends – Vanessa and Hugo – would be the doctors in charge. Although they don't believe in the cause, they must act – Paracelsus has their children. Artie can't convince them to back down, and Artie would be toast if not for Claudia showing up and Tesla-ing them. Actually, he still might be toast – Paracelsus shows up right after her and restrains them both for testing.
Back in 16th Century Italy, Pete has tracked Paracelsus back to Warehouse 9, and manages to wrangle the psycho to the floor, where he throws the man's words about wanting to save Myka's life back at him. Just as it's clear the madman won't be winning this round, the antiseptic Warehouse monstrosity turns back to the shack we know and love, and all of our heroes are safe.
So Warehouse 13 now has TWO bronze Paracelsus (or a pair o' celsi, as Pete says) and all its inhabitants back, though Claudia's darn icy with Artie for keeping the secret of her sister. And it looks like they have a stowaway: Benedict Valda, the benevolent Regent who died in Egypt in this timeline, was a malevolent general under Paracelsus in the yucky timeline – and thanks to the artifact forks, he managed to sneak through from his reality to ours…
From Syfy's Episode Recap
Artifacts and Gadgets FeaturedEdit
- Theodosius of Bithynia's Sundial - When used with a certain combination of artifacts it allows a person to travel through time.
- Karl Schwarzschild's Pocket Watch - When used with a certain combination of artifacts it allows a person to travel through time.
- Pierre-Simon Laplace's Telescope - When used with a certain combination of artifacts it allows a person to travel through time.
- Tesla Coil - Used to power H.G's Time Machine.
- Arrow of Achilles - The Arrow that Paris used to kill Achilles by striking him in his heel. Pete and Steve got the artifact to use against Paracelsus.
- Louis XIV's Silverware Forks - During his reign, The Palace of Versailles would often experience time slips and somehow his silverware was imbued with the power to keep him and his court in the same time continuum. Once held it protects the holder from temporal changes.
- Joan of Arc's Helmet - Alternate Hugo showed this artifact to Artie when contemplating mixing the effects of some artifacts.
- Sargon the Great's Mirrors - Used by the Akkadian ruler to shine the light from the sun to blind the Sumerians whilst in combat. Artie and Myka used the mirrors to reflect the fire back into the Eldinari.
- William Bleckwenn's Stethoscope - Bleckwenn was American physician who evolved the process of the administration of truth serum. This artifact was in the Alternate Advanced Warehouse 13. Hugo was going to use this artifact with others to experiment on how to extract the truth from Artie.
- Homing Bazooka - Fires a rocket that follows the target.
- The Maltese Falcon - Seen behind Pete and Steven when Claudia fired the bazooka at them.
- Al Capone's Duel Thompsons - These dual strapped M1928A1 Thompsons once belonged to the infamous gangster, Alphonse "Al" Capone. Exact effects unknown, but they can shoot bullets.
- Stick Grenade from the Führerbunker- When thrown, the grenade explodes twice.
- African Elephant Tusk - Taken from the only elephant ever known to be killed by a boa constrictor. When thrust into the ground cracks appear and boas emerge and crush the user's targets. Used by Paracelsus to attempt to kill the Regents of Warehouse 9.
- Black Bart's Cannon- Seen in the stacks when Claudia fought against Paracelsus.
- World War II Tessen Fan - Contains the fearsome spirit of the kamikaze pilot who last held it. Once it starts cutting, it's nearly impossible to stop. It is capable of slicing an entire warehouse aisle in half.
- Lewis Carroll's Mirror - Seen in the alternate advanced version of Warehouse 13, intact in this universe.
- Doorknob from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory - Was seen being experimented with on a person with the Phoenix.
- The Phoenix - Was seen being experimented with on a person with the Triangle Factory Doorknob.
- Spine of the Saracen - This artifact was reproduced by Paracelsus in the Alternate Advanced Warehouse 13 for his army of super soldiers.
- Chester Moore Hall's Achromatic Lens - This artifact was originally collected during the time of Warehouse 12. It was reproduced by Paracelsus in the Alternate Advanced Warehouse 13 for his army of super soldiers.
- Jack LaLanne's Stationary Bike - Used to generate power for the time machine and keep the portal open.
- Orville Wright's Aviator Goggles - Used by Paracelsus to read Claudia's mind.
- H.G. Wells' Time Machine - Used along with the sundial, watch and telescope can allow a person to travel through time and change history.
- The Duke of Exeter's Daughter Torture Rack Spindle - Taken from the the first torture rack, located in the Tower of London commissioned by, John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter. Alternate Hugo showed this artifact to Artie which he instantly recognized.
- After-Image Mirror - A tool used by the agents of Warehouse 9 that works much like the Durational Spectrometer. Placing a candle near the mirror shows the image of anyone that has been in front of mirror in the past few hours.
- Hua Tuo's Scalpel - Removes impurities from the body. Was going to be used with Hippocrates' Fibula to heal Myka.
- Ilse Koch's Whip - This whip was used by Paracelsus to disarm Steve.
- Robert Mapplethorpe's Bullwhip: Mentioned by Eddie McClintock in the commentary of Endless Terror when Paracelsus used Ilse Koch's Whip to disarm Steve. From his Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment art show.
- Spiked Orb - Another artifact that was going to be used against Steve. This artifact opens up to reveal a row of spikes that glow and expand, the device looks like a torture device as it is placed around the mouth and eyes.
- Red Fire Ball - A part of the inventory of Warehouse 9. This little red ball, when thrown, multiplies and lights on fire. Paracelsus threw this artifact at Pete, while being chased.
- Remati Shackle (mentioned) - Creates an impenetrable barrier around the Warehouse. Was revealed to draw power from the Alpha Centuri system via the Innes Observatory. Myka exploited a failsafe which the Regents created after the Sykes incident and redirected the flow to be from Uranus, allowing the agents to walk through it.
- Red ROTERA Lantern - Seen behind Artie and Pete when Pete showed off Paracelsus in the box.
- Gone with the Wind - A 1964 Book Club Edition seen behind Artie and Pete while Pete showed off Paracelsus in the box.
- This episode has the most new artifacts: 21.
- The stage that the Warehouse 9 regents had their meeting is the same stage set used in the party scene in the Pilot episode.
- Saul Rubinek found the original idea of the Eldunarí, but it was later found out to be part of the Inheritance Cycle tetralogy. In that series, it is a large gem capable of containing the consciousnesses of dragons. However, they were allowed to use the word Eldunarí.
- Eldunarí is derived from the Old Norse word "Aldrnari", one of several words for "fire".
- The Innes Observatory was named after Robert T. A. Innes, a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri (also known as Alpha Centauri C, a red dwarf and nearest-known star to the sun) in 1915, and numerous binary stars.
- In the scene where Artie, Myka, and Steve discover someone being tortured with simultaneous use of the Phoenix and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Doorknob, the man being experimented on is in extreme pain from being burned alive but being unable to die. However, as shown with all three previous uses of the Phoenix shown in the past (by Artie, James, and a random man James threw into a furnace), the user does not experience any pain from the flames.
- It's likely that this inconsistency was simply used to showcase the immorality of artifact testing and why Paracelsus had to be stopped.
|“||Claudia: Well it's this feeling that something is changing. I can't explain it, but something has begun. It's good and bad.||”|
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|#03 "A Faire to Remember"||#06 "Endless"|