Warehouse 13 (season 1)

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Warehouse 13 (season 1)
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DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 12
Original network Syfy
Original release July 7 (2009-07-07) – September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
Season chronology
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Season 2
List of Warehouse 13 episodes

The first season of the American television series Warehouse 13 premiered on July 7, 2009, and concluded on September 22, 2009, on Syfy. The show aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET. The season consisted of 12 episodes. The show stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams and Simon Reynolds.


In the beginning of season one, Pete and Myka, two secret service agents who were protecting the president, were transferred against their will to the remote Badlands Wilderness in South Dakota. There they were given a job at Warehouse 13 to protect and retrieve various talisman artifacts around the world under the supervision of Dr. Arthur "Artie" Nielsen. At first Pete and Myka were reluctant to be partners, but during the season they grew closer. At the beginning of season one there was a breach in Warehouse 13's computer system which turned out to be caused by Claudia Donovan, who wanted Artie to help her bring her brother back from interdimensional limbo where he was trapped. After they saved Joshua, Mrs. Frederic wanted Artie to either hire Claudia, or "deal with" her, since she knew too much about Warehouse 13. However, Artie was reluctant to hire her until Leena convinced him that it would be better for Claudia to work at the Warehouse.

Over the course of season one, Artie's former partner, MacPherson, returned and dug up Artie's past. Myka and Pete learned of Artie's criminal record, but that he had changed his name and joined the Warehouse. Later it is revealed that MacPherson has been using Leena to steal items from the Warehouse so he can sell them to buyers around the world, until he is eventually caught by Pete, Myka, and Artie and then taken to the Warehouse to be bronzed. He uses Leena again, though, to reverse his bronzing, while using Harriet Tubman's thimble to frame Claudia, and he escapes.






No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 "Pilot" Jace Alexander Story by: Brent Mote & Jane Espenson
Teleplay by: Brent Mote & Jane Espenson & David Simkins
July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07) 3.51[1]

Secret Service agents Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) are reassigned by the mysterious Mrs. Frederic (C. C. H. Pounder) to a top-secret facility in South Dakota. Now reluctantly joining the quirky Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) as "gatherers and protectors" of empowered and potentially dangerous objects, Lattimer and Bering investigate a report of domestic abuse in Iowa and discover a small town lawyer (Sherry Miller) who is channeling Lucrezia Borgia.

Artifacts: Aztec Bloodstone, Lucrezia Borgia's Comb.
2 2 "Resonance" Vincent Misiano David Simkins July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14) 3.47[2]

A string of bank robberies in Chicago puts Pete and Myka on the search for a very soothing song, while Artie probes a security breach in Warehouse 13.

Artifact: Eric Marsden's Unreleased 45 R.P.M. Record, Steampunk Password Cracker, Still Camera, Lewis Carroll's Mirror
3 3 "Magnetism" Jace Alexander Jack Kenny July 21, 2009 (2009-07-21) 2.87[3]

After recovering a guillotine in Paris, Pete and Myka seek an inhibition-releasing artifact in the fictional town of Unionville, Colorado. The village used for filming was the actual village of Unionville, Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile Artie, refusing Leena's (Genelle Williams) help, probes the strange energy surges plaguing Warehouse 13.

Artifact: James Braid's Chair.
4 4 "Claudia" Stephen Surjik Drew Z. Greenberg July 28, 2009 (2009-07-28) 3.30[4]

Artie gets kidnapped by the source of the warehouse's security breach, Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti). She enlists Artie to help right a wrong from their past; this is the introduction of Claudia's older brother Joshua.

Artifact: Rheticus's Compass.
5 5 "Elements" Ken Girotti Story by: Dana Baratta & Jack Kenny
Teleplay by: Jack Kenny & David Simkins
August 4, 2009 (2009-08-04) 3.31[5]

A thief steals a sculpture with the help of a Native American artifact, and the investigation leads Pete and Myka to discover a sacred place that they deem worthy of protection. Claudia sneaks into the team to protect herself from the organization's "consequences" for her actions.

Artifact: Cloak of the Lenape people. Walter Burleigh's Element Statues.
6 6 "Burnout" Constantine Makris Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia August 11, 2009 (2009-08-11) 3.35[6]

While investigating the site of a presumed gas explosion, Pete and Myka are shocked to discover the body of another Warehouse agent. Things get even more complicated when the artifact they're hunting attaches itself to Pete's spine. It causes him to channel dangerous amounts of electricity and makes him very, very angry and dangerous. This is the introduction of Rebecca St. Claire, a former Warehouse agent, played by Roberta Maxwell.

Artifact: Spine of the Saracen.
7 7 "Implosion" Vincent Misiano Bob Goodman August 18, 2009 (2009-08-18) 3.27[7]

Pete and Myka return to Washington to intercept a samurai sword that is to be presented to the president, and they discover a competitor for items that belong in the warehouse. It is also revealed that Artie has a criminal record.

Artifact: Honjo Masamune.
8 8 "Duped" Michael W. Watkins Ben Raab & Deric A. Hughes August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25) 2.86[8]

Pete and Myka go to Las Vegas to fetch an artifact that is helping a married couple (played by Eureka's Erica Cerra and Niall Matter) to win at the Casinos, but the mission goes awry when Myka becomes trapped in Lewis Carroll's mirror.

Artifacts: Lewis Carroll's Looking Glass, Studio 54 Disco Ball, Jubilee Grand Casino Chip.
9 9 "Regrets" Michael W. Watkins Tamara Becher September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01) 2.93[9]

Artie sends Pete and Myka to a prison in Florida in order to investigate reports of an unusually high number of unexplained suicides; while performing inventory duty at the warehouse Claudia discovers a practical use for one of the artifacts without considering the danger involved. Guest starring Eureka's Joe Morton.

Artifacts: Riverton Maximum Security Prison's Quartz Cross, Alessandro Volta's Lab Coat, Tycho Brahe's prosthetic nose, Venus de Milo's arms.
10 10 "Breakdown" Eric Laneuville Michael P. Fox & Ian Stokes September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08) 2.70[10]

Pete, Myka, and Claudia are trapped in the warehouse and have to go through the "Dark Vault" for the first time. Meanwhile, Artie is forced to answer to his superiors, the Regents, including Benedict Valda (Mark Sheppard).

Artifacts: Fort Baylor's Dodgeball, Leena's Bed and Breakfast (The Complete Building), Leena's Bed and Breakfast Painting, Sylvia Plath's Typewriter, Silly String, Snowglobe
11 11 "Nevermore" Tawnia McKiernan David Simkins September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) 2.93[11]

As the agents search for MacPherson, Myka's father is endangered by Edgar Allan Poe's notebook.

Artifacts: Edgar Allan Poe's Quill Pen and Notebook, Jack the Ripper's Lantern.
12 12 "MacPherson" Stephen Surjik Jack Kenny September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22) 2.23[12]

MacPherson engages in a scheme to secretly sell off Warehouse artifacts, leaving a trail of clues that lead Artie, Pete, and Myka directly to him.

Artifacts: The Phoenix, Elagabalus's Goblet of Severan, Timothy Leary's Reading Glasses, Harriet Tubman's Thimble.

DVD release[edit]

Warehouse 13: Season One
Set details:
  • 12 episodes
    • Region 1, 2 & 4 – 4-disc DVD set


  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 English audio
  • Subtitles English
Bonus features:
  • Four audio commentaries
    • Pilot Commentary with Cast And Crew
    • "Claudia" Feature Commentary
    • "Implosion" Feature Commentary
    • "MacPherson" Feature Commentary
  • Featurettes
    • Artie-Facts
    • Saul Searching
    • What's in the Shadows
    • Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe
    • Sneak Peek Warehouse 13 Season 2
    • Pilot podcast with Saul Rubinek
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
Release dates: Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
June 29, 2010 June 28, 2010 March 2, 2011


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