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Stand was the twelfth episode of Season 3, part 2 of the season finale, and the thirty-seventh episode in the series Warehouse 13.


This is the second half of the two-hour Season 3 finale. Jinks leaves behind a video message for the Warehouse and they learn Sykes flew to Hong Kong with Helena to unlock the Regent Sanctum.


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Following Steve's death, Myka calls Artie and confirms that the Regents will send someone to get Steve's body. She goes to Claudia and asks her to hack into the laptop and find Sykes, and Pete angrily asks how she can carry on as normal. Myka says that if she doesn't, she'll lose it and asks Pete to help. He goes to Claudia and promises to stay with Steve. Claudia goes to the laptop but determines that they wiped the hard drive and Steve's death was for nothing. Pete and Myka vow to find Sykes and get payback.

Tyler drives Helena and Sykes away and she notes that he killed Steve in cold blood. He points out that she's killed a lot more people than him and she says she'll be glad to add one more to her list. When she tries, Sykes immobilizes her with the riding crop. Helena asks what he wants and he explains that he needs her advice on how to unlock a particular lock. He shows her a book which reveals that she learned how to do it from her teacher, Caturanga.

In Helena's flashback, Caturanga introduces Helena to Warehouse 12 and has her absorb the first thing she smells: apples. She is told that means the Warehouse likes her. He explains that his job is to teach and solve puzzles. He's impressed by her stories, and Helena admits that they're nothing compared to the Warehouse.

Helena promises that she'll die before she helps him, and Sykes says that she'll live or die at her choice, but she'll help him no matter what.

Artie puts away Steve's room and complains to Mrs. Frederic that she didn't tell him that Steve was undercover. She says that the Regents are regrouping and that the Warehouse always comes first. As she walks away, she tells him that the Warehouse has always endured. Artie remembers the watch that MacPherson gave him and brings up his old friend's room.

Later, Artie returns to the office where Pete, Myka, and Claudia are still in shock. When he asks if they're all right, Claudia walks away and Pete explains that Sykes made Steve's death look like an accident. There was a cigarette lighter on Steve's body, but Claudia points out that he didn't smoke. She removes a flash drive from the lighter and plays it. In a video message, Steve tells them that he doesn't know what Sykes' end game is but he's made travel arrangements to Hong Kong. Also, he knows that Marcus looks worried when Sykes brings out a wooden box with a particular artifact. Before he signs off, Steve tells Claudia to keep the faith. Jane comes in and says that Steve has given them the final piece of the puzzle: the location of the Ancient Regent Sanctum.

As Pete and Myka fly to Hong Kong, Jane tells them that the Sanctum was shut down over a hundred years ago. Claudia checks the flight records and confirms that Sykes has already flown to Hong Kong with only two people. Jane has found a Regent ring from Warehouse 7 and Myka recognizes the symbol on it. It represents the Eye of Horus and Artie confirms that a set of roads form the Eye of Horus, centered on the city of Tai Po. Jane tries to talk to Claudia but she walks away. She goes after her and admits that Claudia has every right to be angry, but Claudia points out that Jane sent Steve to his death. Jane explains that Steve volunteered but Claudia points out that the Regent is trying to fix her mistake and assuage her guilt. She snaps at Jane, saying that the Regents are cowards and Steve is worth of a thousand of them, and walks away.

The agents arrive and find a restaurant in the center of the city. Pete gets a major vibe and they figure that the restaurant is on top of the Sanctum. They enter the basement and Myka finds Helena's locket.

At the B&B, Leena hears a noise and goes to investigate. The patio door is open but when she closes it and turns around, she finds Marcus standing behind her.

Myka searches the basement, figuring Helena left the locket as a clue, and finds a pattern of a door opening on the floor. They find the Eye of Horus inscribed on the wall and push on it, and the door swings open. Beyond is a hallway which leads to a chamber containing a chessboard. Sykes is using the riding crop to control Helena into forcing Tyler to play the game. He's fastened beneath a blade, and three wrong moves means that the blade will descend and split open his skull. Tyler makes his move but loses and the blade descends, killing him. When Myka and Pete react, Sykes hears them and forces Helena to capture them at gunpoint. The agents have no choice but to surrender.

As they move Tyler's body, Helena explains that her mentor, Caturanga, built the chessboard as a lock to protect the Sanctum. Helena says that Caturanga never showed her the chess lock and she has no idea how to use it. Sykes forces Helena to place Myka in the chair.

Marcus puts a wooden case on the table and tells Leena that it's a gift from a former employer. She grabs a pitcher, slams Marcus in the head, and runs down the hallway. He recaptures her, but not before she sets off an alarm. At the Warehouse, Claudia turns on the security feeds and they realize that Leena is in danger.

Pete asks Sykes what they're going to find, and Helena warns that it could be an artifact too dangerous to be revealed. Sykes doesn't care and tells them to make the move. Helena explains that with Tyler, she tried the King's Gambit. This time she suggests the Dragon Variant and Myka makes the first move. The board makes its own move in response, putting Myka into check. Helena gives Myka the next move and she's put into check again. Myka convinces Helena that she is not going to die because Helena will figure out the puzzle and save her life.

In Helena's flashback, Helena refuses to carry a gun, but Caturanga says that the Regents have set the rules. She insists that there's always an alternate to killing and Catarunga agrees, showing her a Tesla. He demonstrates on an agent and tells Helena that sometimes it's necessary to change the rules.

Helena tells Myka to make an illegal move with her pawn. After a moment's hesitation, Myka does so and takes the king, winning the game. The blade retracts and Myka is released. Sykes calls Marcus and tells him to do it. At the B&B, Marcus goes outside and pulls the cover off of Black Bart's Cannon. Jane and Artie watch on the security feed and Artie warns that the cannon could destroy the Warehouse.

In Hong Kong, the Sanctum begins to shake.

Marcus fires the cannon and it streaks across the desert, glowing with energy. Inside, Jane clutches at the Remati Shackle as a force field forms around the Warehouse, deflecting the cannonball. Artie discovers that Claudia has left and Jane warns that the barrier can't stop something that is already inside. They go to the periscope and spot an energy column at the far end of the warehouse.

At the Sanctum, a portal opens to the Warehouse. Sykes forces Pete to stun Helena and Myka and then goes through the portal, bringing Pete with him. He forces Pete to shut down the portal, trapping Helena and Myka at the other end. Jane realizes that activating the barrier trigged the emergency exit, and Sykes had to unlock both sides. She warns Sykes that he'll never get what he wants, and has Pete knock Artie down when Artie tries to grab a weapon. Sykes tells Jane that they're going to find Collodi's Bracelet and Pete will give it to him.

At the Sanctum, Helena apologizes as she resets the chessboard, saying Myka should have destroyed the Coin. Myka tells her to get off of her high horse and they go to work.

As they go through the Warehouse, Sykes explains that the Collodi Bracelet is part of him and he can't live without it. He forces Pete to take Jane captive, and Jane says that she takes responsibility for failing him and wants to help him. She walks toward him and says that he must know deep down that he needs her help. Sykes refuses, saying that he wants her to feel the pain and loss that he felt. He forces Pete to hand him the bracelet and tells Marcus to kill Leena. He prepares an injection but Mrs. Frederic arrives and threatens him with Shirō Ishii's Medal. Marcus puts down the syringe and Mrs. Frederic explains that Marcus was a former Baltimore Police Detective who was shot in the chest three times. She says that she can use the Medal to inflict unending pain on him, but he warns that she doesn't know what will happen next.

Sykes puts on the Bracelet and stands up from his wheelchair. Artie tells him to get out now that he has what he wants, but Sykes says that it's only step one and he wants Jane to know what it feels like to have something she loves ripped away from her. He uses the crop to force Pete to put the gun to his head, but Myka and Helena arrive after reactivating the portal and shoot the crop out of his hand. He flees, and Myka follows. Helena is caught in the rigging rope from the Mary Celeste. Myka tries to help her, but gets caught in it along with Helena. Artie frees them using neutralizer fluid.

Jane goes after Sykes but he disarms her and comes after her. She knocks him down with one punch and runs to the portal, but he comes after her.

Marcus comes after with Mrs. Frederic with a knife, but Claudia arrives and takes out Johann Maelzel's Metronome from the wooden case that Marcus brought with him. Sykes used it to keep Marcus alive, and Claudia stops it. She looks down at him and says that she's killing him for Steve as Marcus rots in a matter of seconds.

Jane goes through the portal to the Sanctum and Sykes tries to go after her. Pete tackles him but Sykes shakes him off and tries to enter the portal. Pete shuts it down and Jane tries to pull Sykes through, but he disintegrates, leaving the Collodi Bracelet in her hand. Pete contacts her on the Farnsworth and tells her that he loves her, and Jane says the same. The others catch up and Pete tells them what happened and then hugs Helena and thanks her for everything. Claudia calls to say that Marcus is dead and they're okay. However, Artie realizes that the barrier is still active despite the fact that it should have dissipated instantly.

Artie realizes that Sykes never tries to kill them as he threatened, and that he left his wheelchair behind. They pull it apart and see that it contains an artifact, a House of Commons Masonry from the London House of Commons that absorbed the entire force of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. The barrier is still up to contain the explosion and protect the world. Artie tries to neutralize it without success.

As Claudia and the others try to find a way to stop the bomb by going through the files, Claudia looks at the metronome. Mrs. Frederic says that she needs to give it back, but Claudia refuses. She says that she'll use it to bring Steve back.

Pete tries to destroy the masonry with a blow torch but nothing happens. With 56 seconds left, they realize there's nothing they can do to stop the artifact bomb. However, Helena creates a miniature force field to protect Artie, Myka, and Pete. She explains that an anomaly in system let her reroute part of the barrier to protect them, but she had to do it from outside. Helena smiles at Myka and smells apples, and then the bomb goes off. A fireball shoots through the warehouse and the trio can only watch as everything inside of the building is destroyed.

The shockwave hits the B&B. Mrs. Frederic is knocked down and withers and dies in a matter of seconds as the Warehouse "dies."

The barrier fades away and they realize that Sykes' plan was to destroy the entire warehouse, and they've lost. Artie looks at Macpherson's watch and says that they haven't lost yet.[1]

Pete, Myka and Artie look at what is left of the Warehouse.


Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring


Artifacts and Gadgets Featured

  • Remati Shackle: A shackle forged by Genghis Khan to protect the Warehouse in case of an attack. The true nature of this protection is revealed in this episode: it produces a blue, glowing force-field that surrounds the Warehouse and protects it from all forms of danger. It holds up the barrier as long as there is a danger present.
  • The Regent Sanctum: Located in Tai Po, Hong Kong, the Regent Sanctum contains a portal that allows remote access to Warehouse 13. It is protected by Caturanga's Chess Lock.
  • Caturanga's Chess Lock: A lock to the Sanctum's portal designed by Helena's mentor. It consists of a chessboard and chair placed below an axe. The lock is activated when the victim locks themselves in the chair, where the pieces on the board automatically move themselves into check. The idea is to take the board's king within three moves before checkmate occurs, which if it does causes the axe to fall and crack open the victim's skull. The lock, however is impossible to open by playing normally; one must change the rules in order to win.
  • Caturanga's Stun Gun: The earliest model of energy-based stunning weaponry before the Tesla gun was designed.
  • Bed and Breakfast Alarm: Used by Leena to alert anyone in the Warehouse to trouble at the B&B. Disguised as a sculpture of a duck, one must simply press the duck's eye to sound the alarm.
  • Carlo Collodi's Bracelet: Allows a person extraordinary control of their body, such as an increase in stamina and strength, and is even capable of alleviating paraplegia. Prolonged exposure eventually results in the bracelet planting an incurable source of evil thoughts and delusions of grandeur; a "seed of darkness" as Mrs. Frederic calls it.
  • Pulley Block from the Mary Celeste: Manifests growing lengths of rope that come alive and attack the nearest victim.
  • Black Bart's Cannon: Artillery fired from the cannon causes an powerful impact amplified by augmented firepower.
  • Johann Maelzel's Metronome: Capable of resurrection when the metronome is activated, and reversed when the beat is stopped.
  • Piece of Masonry from the House of Commons: Having absorbed the concussive force of the entire German Luftwaffe Air Force during the Blitzkrieg, the piece is capable of discharging an artifact augmented explosion. The masonry was attached to a timer designed to go off and destroy the Warehouse.
  • James MacPherson's Pocket Watch: Its effects are revealed in "A New Hope".
  • Tesla Rifle: Works like the Tesla gun, but has long-range capabilities.
  • Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare: Effect(s) unknown. 1781 oil painting by Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli. Seen in a scene transition, located in the Warehouse's Art Gallery.

Quotable Quotes

Jane: You two know you haven't actually finished a sentence yet, right?


  • According to the collection date on the Metronome's shelving tag, this episode takes place October 27th, 2011.[3]


Warehouse 13  :  Season 3
#01 "The New Guy" #07 "Past Imperfect"
#02 "Trials" #08 "The 40th Floor"
#03 "Love Sick" #09 "Shadows"
#04 "Queen For A Day" #10 "Insatiable"
#05 "3... 2... 1" #11 "Emily Lake"
#06 "Don't Hate The Player" #12 "Stand"
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