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EPISODE REVIEW: Warehouse 13: “Burnout” (Episode 6)

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Pete and Mika are in St. Louis investigating a gas fire in a police station, where Pete notes “A bigass generator,” so you know that’s going to come in to play later on, right? Six people died, several others injured. In the basement, they find a man wearing 1960s clothes handcuffed to a pipe. They quickly realize he was a Warehouse agent.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: "If You Build It..." (Season 3, Episode 13)

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First things first, I’d just like to say that this episode continues the streak of Eureka’s better episodes. These isn’t to say that it’s perfect or even the best of those since the mid-season break, but it is solid and still above the par set earlier in the season. It also marks the first episode which devotes itself entirely to the Signal metastory. I must say that I’ve found the conciseness of the metastory so far to be refreshing as opposed to the first and second season’s Artifact metastory.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Warehouse 13: “Elements” (Episode 5)

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Something that always bugged me about Star Trek: The Next Generation was that they continually seemed to be laboring under the misconceptions that the climax of a story and the end of the story were the same thing. You can do that on occasion, of course - hit the climax and let people conclude what happens next. Philip K. Dick did that a lot in his short stories - but you can’t make a steady diet of it. You need some time to digest what happened, to think of the ramifications, the consequences, to count the cost, to steel yourself before going on.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (Season 3, Episode 12)

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This is my second review of Eureka and I have to admit that barring the whole episode 10 issue, the show really feels rather strong in the second half of season 3. I also realized that part of the problem I had with the last couple episodes of the first half of season 3 and the first couple of this side is the lack of a foil for Jack. I think the show is really at its best when he has someone that can think of him as rather simple one moment and then be picking their jaw from the ground the next because he made connections that no one else could.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Warehouse 13: “Claudia” (Episode 4)

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PLEASE NOTE: Syfy is re-running the first season of Warehouse 13 as a way of simultaneously building up for the new season and and admitting it's got nothing in the way of programming, so, as such, we're re-running this review for those of you who may not have seen it, or the episode previously.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: That while I feel like we probably should continue to cover this show in its second year, I definitely feel like I don't wanna' be the guy who does it. I've got waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much stuff on my plate, so if *YOU* would like to take a stab at it and reap the (non-financial) rewards of having hundreds of total strangers hang on your every word, and then call you a jerk afterwards, we're probably willing to let you try. Drop me a line at Three@Republibot.com and we'll talk.

Is it too early to start calling this show a Joss Whedon Knockoff?

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We start out with Artie in a limbo-lit set, shot in high contrast black and white, talking to Mrs. Fredericks. He wakes from this dream in his warehouse office to find Mika and Pete phoning in a genuinely funny frantic report from one of their assignments (“No more zoos! Monkeys spit! Did you know monkeys spit?” “You still have some monkey phlegm in your hair.” “It isn’t phlegm”). Then “Claudia,” the hacker from the previous three episodes kidnaps Artie.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: “Insane in the P-Brane” (Season 3 Episode 11)

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Hello everyone, this is your local friendly Wolf taking over the reviewing duties for Eureka from everyone’s favorite ‘bot 3.0. After the rather unfortunate lameness of last weeks episode Eureka returns with something that while not a great example of the show is still greatly superior. The plot is solved fairly early if you’re paying attention (about half-way through the episode) and the rest of the show is about the resolution which works pretty well.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Warehouse 13: “Magnetism” (Episode 3)

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We’re all familiar with the Sophomore Slump, right? You’ve got your whole life to put together your first album, and only 18 months to come up with the second one, so it follows that it’ll be a bit lackluster. Of course if your first album is rather mediocre - as was the first album from Republibot 3.0 and the Republibot 3.0 Orchestra featuring Republibot 3.0, for instance - then it’s a bit easier to have a solid second showing.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: “Your Face or Mine” (Season 3, Episode 10)

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This was my second dedicated viewing of Eureka for the website here, and though I liked it fine last week, I find we’re solidly in sophomore slump territory this time out. It was enjoyable enough, I guess, but there were a lot of problems, the central mystery wasn’t very mysterious, the red herrings were actually walleyed bass, and the resolution was a bit Trek for my liking (“Oh, crap! We’ve only got three minutes left in the episode…ok, wave a magic wand and have everything be better again!”), but it felt sup-par. And kinda’ boring, really.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: “Welcome Back Carter” (Season 3, Episode 9)

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Well the name of the network may have inexplicably and illiterately changed, but the song about bizarrely programming their shows remains the same. Tonight Eureka returns after a TEN MONTH break right in the middle of it’s already ludicrously-short 14-episode season. Seriously, what are we? England? We’re doing half-season-long seasons now? And taking nearly a year off between episode 8 and episode 9 so we can show more episodes of Ghosthunters: Paramus Motel 6 and WWF Roidmonster Rumble? Gah.

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