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Q and A with Eddie McClintock of Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”


“Warehouse 13” is one of Syfy’s most successful series ever and is about a top-secret storage facility in South Dakota that houses every odd artifact, strange relic, outrageous object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. Artie (Saul Rubinkek) is the warehouse’s caretaker along with Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly). The team winds up chasing down more paranormal activity and new objects to house in the warehouse. The season finale titled “Emily Lake” also starred CCH Pounder (Mrs. Frederic), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), and Genelle Williams (Leena). The show is action packed with a side of romance, mystery and a lot of guessing. As the series winds down Eddie McClintock and his sense of humor took part in a conference call to chat about the season.

Eddie McClintock’s character Pete is doing his best “Scarface” impersonation in the season finale clip. His sense of humor in real life and on the show is what makes viewers tune in. He joked he could not really discuss the season finale, but would be happy to discuss the renovations being done to his home. Viewers will have to wait anxiously to see how the story plays out. He does promise viewers will not be disappointed.

The ratings have done very well, and Eddie is not sure what else they could possibly do to get more ratings except throw in Captain Kirk and Spock. He is incredibly talented and funny. He goes with the flow and takes what the writers put on paper and turns it into greatness.

Eddie said he would like to see his character change naturally the way human beings do in general life. He can be very serious, brave and strong, but also loves that he can be childish and silly. There are so many aspects for him personally that he gets to do drama, comedy, action and romance. It has become the perfect combination for a television character. He is never bored.

Pete is a Secret Service agent, but that does not mean he has to be serious twenty-four seven. He pulls Artie and Myka’s strings and likes to get everyone riled up, but it keeps them on their toes. The viewers seem to agree with Eddie’s Marx Brothers approach to his character. He would not change a thing, and credits Jack Kenny for writing such a stable series with all of the genres blended together so well.

As for welcoming the guest-stars, Eddie compared it to walking into a random person’s home and breaking out a sleeping bag, telling them that you are going to sleep right there on their floor. So instead of having awkward moments, Eddie welcomes them with open arms. He likes to make people laugh.

The series has had a parade of talented guest-stars including Kate Mulgrew, Lindsay Wagner, Jeri Ryan and Sasha Roiz. The guest stars for the finale include Anthony Michael Hall (“Weird Science”), who will play Walter Sykes, and Jaime Murray (“Dexter”). There has been talk of giving Murray her own spinoff series. Eddie hopes to be able to continue working with her if she ventures into spinoff territory.

It has been announced that there will be a season four of Warehouse. Eddie was not sure what the plots will be yet, but he hopes they work out, because he just purchased a helicopter and a Lamborghini. (See the perfect sense of humor!). The writers have not ventured that far forward just yet, still focusing on the third season finale. In all honestly, no one knows what will happen in the next season.

Eddie would be willing to guest-star on any of Syfy’s fellow shows. “Sanctuary” would be his first choice, though, because he knows Robin Dunne pretty well. He likes the idea of Sanctuarym because they film with green screen, and he would be able to rely mainly on imagination. He would also like to do an episode of the WWE, but that is an entirely different story, and it involves tights, a cod piece and a latex mask.

The cast did film a special Christmas episode for this year but he was not able to go into details. He did say that it is not your “Charlie Brown Christmas,” but more of a true “Warehouse 13” episode. The Christmas episode will be a little “Pete-centric” and it’s been tied to a beloved classic movie so stay on the Syfy lookout.

The warehouse team feels like a family so it genuinely comes off as a television show that anyone can watch and relate to or escape from everyday life. McClintock loves his fanbase. They do vary from scientists to the folks who work at NASA. The fact he has an intelligent fan base and afun loving fanbase makes him very happy. He is part of the social networks and it is very flattering for him to have such supportive fans.

Viewers continue to tune in because the show has heart. He said he feels that the whole family can sit and watch Warehouse. There are not a lot of shows that the entire family can sit and watch together. There is also the fascination with Syfy and what they have been able to do with television over the years. Syfy continues to reinvent itself with shows like Warehouse 13.

McClintock will be around for a long time, and if he ever needs a second career he could rely on his artistic talents or maybe head to the WWE. But we love him on “Warehouse 13” The first ever two-hour season finale aired on on Monday, October 3 at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.

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