The fun thing about most USA shows is who they're gonna get to guest-star in each episode. Not that the regular stars are boring -- Sarah Shahi (Life), Michael Trucco (BSG) and Ethan Embry (stuff) are plenty fun as it is -- but it's always a fun surprise to see who shows up. This episode, it's Eddie McClintock, from sister network Syfy's Warehouse 13! And Bones! And it looks like he plays another fun, wacky role.
So excited! I enjoyed myself last season, watching this goofy, fun show about the secret government agency tasked with protecting magical and scientifically unfathomable artifacts, and the season finale had a pretty big cliffhanger. Of course, we know that Warehouse director Artie (Saul Rubinek) isn't really dead, right? And that techno-geek Claudia is coming back to work? And that Leena the innkeeper isn't a dirty, stinking traitor?
Take one part Indiana Jones, one part Torchwood and basically the entire concept of The Librarian, and you've got this new SyFy series. You know that big warehouse the government stores the Ark of the Covenant in? Or the one Bob Newhart keeps Noah's Ark in? Yeah, that's where this show takes place, although it looks like most episodes will send a pair of mismatched but possibly lovestruck agents out into the field to track down various supernatural/mystical/technological items in order to bring them back and catalog them for storage. Exciting!
The Kandorian army plotline from this season of Smallville is so achingly dull that almost any one-off episode that deals with something else is welcome. Especially when the episode introduces new, ridiculous, twentysomething versions of established DC Comics characters. So after last week's "I am your father's clone" episode, I am actually excited to watch this week's, in which two superheroes try to help the Blur clean up Metropolis in their own, less-than-experienced way. Those two heroes? The Wonder Twins.
Sigh. We all knew this was coming. It's an episode that appears at least once in the life of every sci-fi show (not Syfy show, although that's probably not too far from the truth, either). It's the "evil version of the main character" episode: you've seen it on Smallville, Eureka and every incarnation of Star Trek. Not only does it keep the actors happy by giving them a different personality to play, it keeps the fans happy by showing the female characters acting like sexpots and the male characters being even bigger bad-asses.