Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
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Pete and Myka hunt for a lethal artifact but it finds Pete first. As Pete prepares to sacrifice himself as did the first Warehouse agent who recovered it, Myka searches for a way to save him, if she can find him.


Constantine Makris


D. Brent Mote (created by) (as Brent Mote), Jane Espenson (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Eddie McClintock ... Pete Lattimer
Joanne Kelly ... Myka Bering
Saul Rubinek ... Artie Nielsen
Genelle Williams ... Leena (credit only)
Simon Reynolds ... Daniel Dickenson (credit only)
Allison Scagliotti ... Claudia Donovan
Roberta Maxwell ... Rebecca St. Clair
Al Sapienza ... Captain Powell
David Carty David Carty ... Reggie Hinton (as David 'Jelleestone' Carty)
James Cade ... Donny
Matthew Morales ... Beebo (as Mateo Morales)
Shannon Barnett ... Sarah (Ex-Wife)
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ... Vince (Ex-Husband)
Roop Gill Roop Gill ... City Engineer


Pete and Myka hunt for a lethal artifact but it finds Pete first. As Pete prepares to sacrifice himself as did the first Warehouse agent who recovered it, Myka searches for a way to save him, if she can find him.

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

11 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The combination that Artie dials into the door doesn't match the one that appears on the display. See more »


Myka Bering: [Inspecting the body at the police station basement] Wow.
Pete Lattimer: I guess he's been down here quite a while.
Myka Bering: Yeah.
[Pulling out a badge from the deceased's jacket pocket and opening it]
Myka Bering: Secret Service.
Pete Lattimer: Myka...
Myka Bering: Uh-huh.
Pete Lattimer: [Having just found a Tesla on the body] This guy was a warehouse agent.
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References Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1981) See more »


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Once More With Feeling ( As In Severe Back Pain )
11 August 2009 | by Richard GreenSee all my reviews

The creative team behind "Warehouse 13" has consistently sought and attained a very high level of creative fiction, in the writing and the production of this series' episodes. This latest installment, called "Burnout," is no exception, nor is it an exception which proves the rule. The plot revolves around an artifact of great antiquity, dating back perhaps to Babylonian times, and definitely to about 1100 A.D. and the army of the Saracens. Whether the "device" which is pivotal to this storyline is magical or some kind of an organic fluke is left, somewhat, unresolved. And that's really OK, for after all, this is science-fiction and fantasy, not rocket science.

Well, maybe there's a little rocket science tossed in to the mix, every now and then !! And speaking of mix, Allison S. in her role of Claudia Donovan has now become an established -- and most probably quite irreplaceable -- member of the Warehouse 13 team. And that is also really OK.

What makes it OK is that the writers have found subtle ways to use the Claudia character to spark creative thoughts in Artie ( Saul Rubinek ), thus making her into a problem-solver where she was a trouble-maker. This is a brilliant move which adds a nice touch of spice to the grumpy but genial persona which has been created by Rubinek for his role.

And so, again, the creators have introduced a crucial new relationship into the Warehouse mix thus making the team into a new Gang Of Four. The plot for "Burnout" has less comedy and more action than what has been presented in some previous episodes, and yet it seems wholly and completely natural to the storyline. That's another indication of how brilliant and yet subtle this newest SyFy series really is.

Moreover, the creative team condenses all of these relationships which are blooming between the Gang into the forty-odd minutes of actual story time which are alloted. Although there is no sense of the story being adrenaline fueled, it is supercharged, as the pacing is fast and organic to the story itself. And the artifact sought in this most recent episode is one hundred per cent scary, as in panic-inducing.

Some of us are even warming up to Myka, Joanne Kelly, the otherwise stone-cold brainiac Secret Service agent, and that's another plus for the team.

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