FanBolt had the chance to chat with the good folks at Warehouse 13 about tonight’s season finale and what’s coming up for the last season. Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and Executive Producer Jack Kenny were all on the line to answer questions. Check out some of the highlights below and make sure to tune in for tonight’s epic finale!
Can you tell me if the resolution to all of the cliffhangers that we’re left with at the finale is going to take place in the first episode or if it’s going to take the whole last season?
Eddie McClintock: Oh, yes, in the first ten minutes you’ll all go, okay, let’s go watch Under the Dome. No, but seriously, you know, all we can tell you is that all the things you’ve come to expect from this show over the years- it’s all going to be compressed into six episodes.
So you’re going to get the best – I think Mark Stern [Syfy President, Original Content] said to Jack Kenny, our EP, ‘All of the things that you’ve always wanted to do in the last few years? Go ahead and do them.’ So if you think there’s going to be a dancing-and-singing episode, there may just be a dancing-and-singing episode.
How would you like to see your characters when the show ends? How would you like to see Myka and Pete end up?
Eddie McClintock: Well, Joanne keeps saying that she’d like to have it end with Pete and Myka in bed and I’m just like, I don’t know, I’m not sure. And like the last words of the series would be Myka going, “Oh, Pete!”
Jack Kenny: No I think I think you read that wrong. I think the reading is, [sounding disappointed] “Oh… Pete.”
You know, it’s hard for us to talk so much about. I mean since we know where the characters are going it’s hard for us to talk about where we’d like the characters to go because A, we don’t want to give it away and B, we don’t want sound like we don’t like where the characters are going, you know. So it’s kind of hard to answer that question.
We know what’s going to happen and we don’t want to give any of that away so I think that everybody’s – the characters will have a very, very satisfying final episode. I think it’s going to be basically six episodes in one.
When Season 5 was being ordered or on the fence of being ordered we the writers broke out about 10 or 12 stories and we only got six scripts so we’re doing five solid stories and the six script is going to have six more stories in it. It’s very full, our last [season].
Can you talk about any other characters next season that will be returning?
Jack Kenny: Well, we’ll see Hugo, Rene Auberjonois will show up again. We’ll see Lindsay Wagner, as Doctor Vanessa.
Joanne Kelly: Paula Garcés [Dr. Kelly Hernandez].
Eddie McClintock: Kelly Hu [Abigail Cho], Jamie Murray [H.G. Wells].
Jack Kenny: Jamie Murray will show up again, yes, she’ll be back at some point.
Joanne Kelly: Oh, really?
Jack Kenny: No, the two of you will not be walking off hand in hand into the sunset. I’m not opposed to it, it’s just not what Warehouse 13 is about.
Do you have any plans to perhaps carry the story forward in books or video games, comics, animated series, anything like that?
Jack Kenny: I don’t know if Syfy does or not. I mean, I am a TV writer, I write TV series, that’s about it. I’ve never even written a screenplay, so I wouldn’t know where to begin with a book or a comic or an animated series. It’s sort of not my wheelhouse, and I’d probably just screw it up. But they may very well go to some of our other writers who are very adept at that. It may stay alive in one form or another. But honestly for me, it’s these characters embodied by these actors, that’s what makes it special. I don’t know that it would mean the same to me writing a book or an animated series.
To me, it’s working with Joanne and Eddie and Saul and Allison and Aaron, and these people. That’s what I’d want to do, and I don’t know that I’d want to spend a lot of time with Pete, Myka, Artie, Claudia, and Steve without those five people doing it, you know?
The season finale of Warehouse 13 airs tonight on Syfy at 10/9c!