Warehouse 13, Shakespeare Lost Folio Artifact Pages
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In premiere third season episode The New Guy, strange deaths in Denver attract the attention of the Warehouse. A woman dies of deadly snake bites, with no snakes around. A man dies of multiple stab wounds from different knives, while standing alone. Pete and Steve's discovery that the second victim's dying words come from a death scene in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar brings recently-retired Myka back to the Warehouse.
Myka quickly realizes that the deadly artifact they're looking for must be Shakespeare's Lost Folio; specifically, pages bearing engravings depicting the deaths of certain Shakespearean characters. The Lost Folio was once cursed by a bitter actor too untalented to work with the Bard of Avon. To hold one of its pages is to die the death of the character shown, unless the victim can recite the character's dying words from the play before the page incinerates.
In this episode, the following lines were needed to survive each cursed folio page:
Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra, death by snakebite, "Oh Antony! - Nay, I will take thee too."
Caesar from Julius Caesar, death by stabbing, "Kai su, teknon?" (Greek version of "Et tu, Brute?", more or less.)
Desdemona from Othello, death by suffocation, "Commend me to my fine lord; oh farewell."
Gertrude from Hamlet, death by poisoning, "The drink, the drink! I am poisoned!"
Claudius from Hamlet, death by poisoning and stabbing, "Oh yet defend me friends! I am but hurt!"
Hamlet from Hamlet, death by poisoning, "The rest is silence."
Multiple thick paper pages, with the death scenes of 5 of Shakespeare's characters depicted, including a folded page of Desdemona's death scene as delivered to Jinks in the hotel lobby. Pages display staining/spotting also visible onscreen. Although the lot includes extra copies of many of the pages, the Caesar death scene page is missing.
From VIP Fan Auctions & NBCUniversal.
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