Don’t let the post-DragonCon haze or recovering from the Labor Day weekend lead you to forget that SyFy has a brand new episode of “Warehouse 13” this evening.
WAREHOUSE 13: (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) — “Breakdown”
When the energy levels in the Warehouse reach critical mass, things heat up for the team members trapped inside. Mark Sheppard of “Battlestar Galactica” guest stars.
Sheppard guests at Bernard Valda. Sheppard told SciFi Wire the name drew him to the role on the popular series.
“”If you know the premise of the show, the warehouse is the repository, the storage facility for all of this supernatural and scary stuff that the prevailing government finds,” he said. “Somebody has to run it for the dominant superpower controlling the warehouse over the ages. It’s appeared so far throughout the season that Mrs. Frederic [CCH Pounder] is running it, when in fact there is a group behind her called the Regents, and I am one of said Regents.”
Sheppard added, “Valda is extremely concerned as to what’s happening with the shadowy figure of MacPherson [Roger Rees], who is Artie’s [Saul Rubinek] nemesis. I’ve finally emerged and revealed the Regents in order to start to deal with the problem that MacPherson is posing. So I think this is an ongoing situation.”
An ongoing situation? Could that mean we’ll see Sheppard again in the second season?
“I hope so,” Sheppard said. “This first time it was my friends at Syfy probably saying, ‘Hmm, nine and a half pages, do it in a day … Let’s get Mark.’ It was one of those, and it’s a beautifully written show. I’ve been a fan of it. I worked with [co-creator] Jane Espenson from Firefly to Battlestar. I think it’s fantastic. And the opportunity to go work with Saul and CC, I don’t think anybody would turn that down. We had a wonderful time, and I think Mr. Valda is an interesting development in the ‘Warehouse 13’ story.”
Sheppard added, “The chances of me coming back are, I think, pretty good. You can decide when you see the episode [if it’s possible]. I’d love to come back. My wife and kids, we actually watch the show. So I’d be excited.”