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#1 gainesm

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

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03 February 2012

To whom it may concern: Network Executives, Program Managers, Executive Producers, Producers, Writers, Cast, Crew, Advertisers, and other investors and decision-makers for the Syfy television series Warehouse 13

From: A dedicated fan

I write to you today for two reasons. The first is to thank you for creating and maintaining a wonderful televisions series. Warehouse 13 is the first show in decades I find myself watching at every opportunity. Even as I write this letter, I have an episode running on my television.

The series is fun, engaging, intelligent, subtly progressive, overtly diverse, and more than addictive. The characters are unique, complex, and allow for an easy investment. So, thank you for this series.

The second reason for this letter, is to make a pointed appeal for the return of the Warehouse 13 character H.G. Wells as played by Jaime Murray. The character was an inspired decision, and Jaime Murray brought her to life like no one else I could imagine.

Whatever the intention was for her character on the show, I am absolutely convinced she has become far too critical to remove completely. Through the excellent writing and acting with which the show started, the audience was invited to care for the characters. Without thinking too much about it, we were drawn in and became invested. As this carried on into the second season, we slowly became a part of a magical event: Myka fell in love.

I know this was not the way it was originally supposed to be, but that is how Jaime Murray and Joanne Kelly played it – and they did it so well the writers continued to encourage the dynamic. Everything about growing those two into that relationship was exquisitely written and flawlessly executed. Without even knowing exactly why it was we (your audience) seemed to think there was “something” between them, we began hoping each new episode would give us more.

Only later, with an obsessive frame-by-frame and line-by-line analysis, did the fanbase uncover all the ways in which this dynamic was presented to us. All the non-verbal queues pointed to what was first an attraction and then later a deep and abiding emotional bond. Your fanbase ate this up and begged for more. I adore this relationship – because it is not flippant or gratuitous; it is intelligent and emotional; and it is portrayed with purity and faithfulness.

You gave us a character in Myka who endeared herself to our hearts through her emotional fragility. You let us watch her grieve the loss of Sam, and you let us into her private agony over the fractured relationship with her father. We have been a part of her suffering and her slow road forward into wholeness. As part of that journey, you gave her – and us – H.G. Wells.


Myka’s entire demeanor has changed since H.G. Wells came on the scene. We see her, for the first time, really and truly having an emotional bond with someone. At the same time, you asked us to believe in H.G. just as much as Myka did – and you rewarded us all with letting us be right.

To take her away now, after all of that, is to ask us to accept that Myka is – yet again – going to suffer. The loss of H.G., with whom she is mutually in love, would devastate her beyond any repair for the foreseeable future. It is not possible to ask her, or us, to accept even the possibility of a new love interest for her anytime in the next two to three years. To do so would break the suspension of disbelief and would alienate those of us who did what you asked us to do when we became invested in them and their relationship.

To watch Myka turn to someone new in any real capacity will be an affront to our sensibilities. To watch her carry on her merry way – as if she did not lose the most emotionally significant person in her life – is not something the intelligent audience whom you trusted enough with your intelligent series will accept. We will watch her struggle with her loss. We will even watch her grow to care for someone new when the time comes, but the series cannot ask us to do this in a typical timeline afforded to characters simply because we’ve been a part of what Myka has already endured.

We know better. So do you.

Additionally, if you bring her back and do not allow the relationship between Myka and her to follow itself to its natural end (whatever it may be) – you rob the audience of the very thing you asked us to embrace. Neither can you bring H.G. back without allowing her to be part of the series in a meaningful way. She does not have to be part of every episode, nor does she even need to be a part of the majority of a season, but her storyline which is so incredibly full cannot be swept away without an equally full conclusion.

To ask us to embrace anything less is to ask us to endure an emotional schizophrenia that just does not meld with the cadence of the series nor with the awareness of your audience. I implore you, do not do this. If H.G. is destined for her own series, and I certainly welcome that, please do not let that preclude her from having a presence on this one. Allow her, allow Myka, and allow us to continue our growth with her and her relationship with Myka so that if (or when) the time comes to sever those ties we can do so knowing we, your loyal audience, were not abandoned along the way.

You have a phenomenal series. You have a phenomenal fanbase. Thank you for creating both.

With trust and confidence,

Marcia Gaines

P.S. Please accept the signatures of any others who may choose to +1, reblog, or RT this letter as a valid group petition



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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

Dear Syfy,

Will you bring back some of the shows you cancelled. Eureka, Caprica, warehouse 13 (hopefully another season) and others.. Please show full length seasons... Stop with the 5 episode run and then waiting for 2 months to show new episodes.. Which, in my opinion, is why your shows/channel lacks viewer interest.. You can no longer get into a season because you show only a few amount of episodes, then you run re-runs. Stop showing stupid b rated movies with horrible special effects, which have actors in them, that came from porn movies. Get you head out of your butts and put back the sci in syfy..

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Dear Syfy,

Will you bring back some of the shows you cancelled. Eureka, Caprica, warehouse 13 (hopefully another season) and others.. Please show full length seasons... Stop with the 5 episode run and then waiting for 2 months to show new episodes.. Which, in my opinion, is why your shows/channel lacks viewer interest.. You can no longer get into a season because you show only a few amount of episodes, then you run re-runs. Stop showing stupid b rated movies with horrible special effects, which have actors in them, that came from porn movies. Get your head out of your butts and put back the sci in syfy..

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

Dear Syfy,

Will you bring back some of the shows you cancelled. Eureka, Caprica, warehouse 13 (hopefully another season) and others.. Please show full length seasons... Stop with the 5 episode run and then waiting for 2 months to show new episodes.. Which, in my opinion, is why your shows/channel lacks viewer interest.. You can no longer get into a season because you show only a few amount of episodes, then you run re-runs. Stop showing stupid b rated movies with horrible special effects, which have actors in them, that came from porn movies. Get you head out of your butts and put back the sci in syfy..


kudos,well said,2nd. that emotion.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

kudos,well said,2nd. that emotion.

Well spoken, well said!! I completely agree on all points.
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