"Warehouse 13" Season 4 premiere: 5 reasons to watch
Don't believe us? Here are five things to know about "A New Hope":
1. All That Remains: Season 4 resumes just after last year's dramatic finale. The once-massive depository for some of the world's most dangerous artifacts is now a Warehouse-size crater somewhere in South Dakota.
2. Body Count: Steve Jinks ( Aaron Ashmore), H.G. Wells ( Jaime Murray) and MacPherson, who destroyed the Warehouse, are dead, and Mrs. Frederic ( CCH Pounder) has evaporated. Still, we have reason to hope for their return!
3. The Dark Side: Unlike Mrs. Frederick, Claudia's ( Allison Scagliotti) bitterness about Jinks' death has not evaporated. And unlike the rest of the team, she refuses to accept it. Look for her to go renegade (outfitted like a ninja) with the metronome and plans for resurrection. And if Artie's ( Saul Rubinek) disturbing premonition comes true, Claudia will be going full-on Darth Vader on the team.
4. Karma Bites: Brent Spiner and Rubinek are reuniting on TV for the first time since Rubinek played a diabolical "collector" trying to um, warehouse Spiner's Data in a memorable episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The tables are turned this time, as Spiner is introduced in the "W13" premiere as Brother Adrian, the zealous leader of a sect charged with protecting artifacts associated with the Catholic faith.
5. Special Effects Are Finally Special: Brand-new in 2012: "Warehouse 13's" special effects do not suck! We're not sure whether their budget has increased as a result of "Eureka's" cancellation, or they're using a new design house -- whatever the explanation, "W13" at last has special effects worthy of a science fiction show. Here's hoping the premiere is not an anomaly, and if the Warehouse is in fact restored, its looks like an actual warehouse rather than a toy model.
"Warehouse 13" tonight July 23 at 9 p.m., followed by the second-season premiere of "Alphas" at 10 p.m.