I honestly don't know what to say about this finale.
It was brilliantly structured. This whole season was phenomenal, in fact.
But it continues to toy with my emotions.
Like, I didn't expect myself to end up crying at various parts of the finale. I knew something big was gonna happen, but I didn't realize that it would involve so much emotional turmoil in the process. I end up being all heartbroken then being all uplifted and then shattered and then just too damn stunned to even process anything. But I think that's what good storytelling does, and with WH13 they went to that dark place because it amps the story up. The Warehouse team usually saves the day and everything is okay, they needed to go to place where everything that could go wrong does. Including character deaths and the Warehouse being blown up, and the team having lost everything....
But in true WH13 form, nothing is what it appears to be. Artie has the stopwatch that McPherson left him that could possibly shift everything. Their own personal Time-Turner? Who knows, but that cliffhanger leaves us some hope for something.
But at the end of the day, the finale really broke me.
First off was, of course, Steve Jinks.
I knew that something was going on, that he wouldn't really be working for the guy, so him being undercover was a relief. But he sacrificed everything.....and that ending....Pete's face when finding him, and telling Claudia to get back to the car to prevent her from seeing her friend dead I just......my heart sank. Hearing her scream, her shocked face, her tears. I couldn't at that point. At first I thought, "something's gonna happen right? They prepared him for something like this, planted an artifact on him to make it appear to be dead but he's not really, right? Right?" But wishful thinking. Steve Jinks died protecting Claudia, protecting the Warehouse. And for them to find him like that.
And it just all went downhill from there.
With H.G. Wells to the Warehouse blowing up. It was well-done and well thought out, how it was all constructed and how someone could put so much time and energy in destroying the Warehouse from the inside out. But still, everything. It was like the show that gave me warm fuzzies just ripped out my heart and stomped on it, repeatedly, in just two hours. I know they have something up their sleeve but.....what? If they are to turn back time, will they be able to save everybody? Or just the Warehouse? Perhaps they can save the Warehouse, thus saving Mrs. Fredrick, maybe even H.G. if they're lucky. But what about Steve? Should the show save everyone and not have anyone die? Because as much as I would love for them to save everyone, it would be a cop-out to do that. There has to be some sacrifice made in all of this, even if we don't like it.
Speaking of, can we talk about Claudia for a moment?
My poor Claudia, she went through so much. First she lost her best friend, then she thought he became a traitor, and just when she regained her friend she lost him again. And for what? At the expense of the Warehouse. I think fans can understand what she's going through because we all loved Steve, he just came into the show and we were loving the dynamic and then suddenly it's all ripped away from us. Claudia's anger and frustration is understandable, and quite frankly that scene at the end with her wanting to resurrect Steve with the pendulum is telling of her emotional state right now. She is angry at everything the Warehouse, at the Regents most of all, for what they've done. I don't blame her, actually. Claudia has grown up so much over the course of the show, and quite frankly I think her feelings right now are justified because of something else that was brought up: her destiny.
Her destiny with the Warehouse. Quite frankly, I was wondering when they would get back to that. Now, idk what they're planning on doing, but regardless Claudia might become the new caretaker of the Warehouse. Whether they get it back up and running but can't resurrect Mrs. Fredrick or that they create a new Warehouse 13 where she is the caretaker of -- but this leads to the question whether Claudia is up for that challenge? Will she want to do it or will she be too bitter to do so?
SO MANY EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW YOU GUYS I JUST CAN'T. I WANT STEVE BACK. I WANT H.G. WELLS BACK. I WANT THE WAREHOUSE AND MRS FREDRICK BACK AND I WANT THIS SHOW TO RETURN BACK TO BEING ALL HAPPY LIKE IT USED TO. EVEN THOUGH I LOVED THIS NEW TURN OF INTENSITY HAVING TWO HOURS WORTH IS TOO MUCH FOR MY HEART TYVM. THIS WAS MY RETREAT FROM ALL THE DARKNESS OF MY OTHER SHOWS, AND SUDDENLY IT TURNED INTO THOSE SHOWS AND I JUST CAN'T. WITH THE EMOTIONS OF THE CHARACTERS BRINGING ME TEARS AND JUST YEAH IDK. D: D: D: D: I WANT THINGS BAAAAACCCKK, PLEASE.
OH, AND WHAT ABOUT TRAILER THE DOG? IS HE OKAY?
YOU CAN'T KILL THE ADORABLE FLUFF THAT ARTIE IS ATTACHED TO, YOU KNOW. D: D: D: D:
GAAHHHHHHHHH. THIS SHOW. SO MANY FEEEEEEELLINGGS. I CAN'T.
Basically, this is what happens when you take my happy-show and turn it into something less-happy. An understandable move based on what was going on this season, but still. My emotions can't take that right now. Ilu show and you are the bestest, but I want things to be fixed and go back to fun happy times, 'kay?