Eureka (and by extension Warehouse 13) Takes place in the future of the Marvel Universe.In the season 4 episode Glimpse, we get a cameo from Stan Lee, playing a scientist who has a specialization in Gamma radiation that you wouldn't like when he's angry. That is to say, they have Stan Lee playing an older Bruce Banner. Which would make Nathan Stark Tony's son/grandson. Food for thought.
The Artifact was an artifact.Why? Why not.
The Artifact creates all the artifacts for Warehouse13
Following the Season 1 finale, Eureka is caught in a time pretzel.After Henry arrives from the future to save Kim from an accident in Section 5, the timeline splits. In one timeline, he saves her, but the Temporal Paradox begins destroying the universe. In the other, he is thwarted by the Jack from the disintegrating future, and the universe-destroying paradox is prevented. He then erases Jack's memory of the other timeline and applies for a job at Global — perhaps to access the Time Machine again?
The series takes place in the Stargate Verse.Jack Carter? Clearly, a brother or distant cousin of Samantha Carter. (His first name is a coincidence.) Given the usually more advanced tech that SGC has access to, this also implies...
Eureka is a sanitarium for mad scientists.The town isn't intended to develop anything because the Air Force already has their Imported Alien Phlebotinum. It just keeps the mad scientists busy so that they don't do anything more dangerous.
The Artifact's power now inhabits The Evil Psychiatrist (Beverly Barlow). We already know, thanks to Stark, that the Artifact's energy can't just vanish; it can only be transferred elsewhere. The transporter stripped it from Kevin. Beverly escaped via the transporter a minute afterward. Perhaps the energy went with her?
The Artifact powers all the improbable technology in Eureka.A vast amount of the technology in Eureka is soft-scifi at best. There's plenty of stuff like tachyon accelerators, weather control machines, force fields, perfectly humanlike robots, et cetera, that could not exist without breaking or severely bending the laws of physics.
The Artifact, as seen in the Season 1 finale, has the ability to do just that. A tiny, tiny sample of the Artifact lets the tachyon accelerator act as a Time Machine — something that Henry said was impossible under non-Artifact-modified laws of physics.
This would imply that some of the crazier machines in Eureka only work in Eureka, when they are in proximity to the Artifact's power. This would mesh with what we've seen. If Eureka is putting out such useful and powerful technology, then someone should have seen it out in the real world. They haven't because it doesn't work in the real world...
Sheriff Carter is one of the few rare individuals immune to Science-Related Memetic Disorder.Anyone else stuck in Eureka would eventually start making devices that violate the laws of physics and lose all semblance of rational sense. Zoe inherited this as well, although the "rational sense" part is partially obscured by her being a teenager.
Global Dynamics is O2STK from The Middleman.It makes sense. The technology fits, the situation is plausible, and it gives us the chance for Jo and Wendy to bitch about their respective jobs over drinks. Where is the bad?
Vincent and Fargo are TropersThey were quite Genre Savvy while watching their Biosphere reality show.
The Artifact isn't from a previous Universe; it's from the end of the current one.Time Travel is an established fact in Eureka, so why not?
Eureka takes place in one of the future universes from Futurama
Global Dynamics is in direct competition with Veridian Dynamics from Better Off TedGD makes everything, VD makes everything. They're the only ones capable of being in business with the other around.
Veridian Dynamics is Global Dynamic's public front or a branch of it.
Global Dynamics in in direct competition with Massive Dynamics.They both make everything.
Eureka takes place in the future of Girl Genius.At some point, the Great War that the Baron is trying to prevent breaks out; then, all the major Sparks will kill each other off. The few surviving weak Sparks, like the gang from the Traveling Show, flee to the New World. The behavior of most of the scientists on this show is awfully Sparky— obsessive, not considering consequences, having random bursts of hyper-inventiveness, and creating things that they can't explain, that cheerfully ignore real-life physics, and that make no sense to anyone outside the town. And most of the inventions can't be duplicated.
Nathan will return...And change his name to Tony.
General Mansfield is a member of the Consortium.Think about it. Every time something happens, he tries to use it to shut down the town. He fired Carter because Jack kept getting in his way.
Zoe will go into human augmentation/cyborgsWhat else combines medicine and robotics?
Zoe will become an expert in medical nanobots.The test showed that she has the aptitude to be a roboticist, but she wants to be a doctor so she can help people. So she'll develop robots that do the medicine for her. Human augmentation would make more sense if it were the other way around — it's what you do if you have the aptitude to do medicine, but you really want to build stuff.
Future Zoe is responsible for her father and her current self being in EurekaIn the pilot episode, Jack and Zoey are in Eureka because another car caused them to swerve off the road... a car that Zoe sees has an alternate Jack Carter and Zoe inside it. The alternate Zoe even waves to Zoe. Obviously, some time in a future time line, Zoe got her hands on a Time Travel device to make sure she spent time in Eureka. And she is careful to drag her father along. Bringing herself to Eureka may even be the last act Zoe does in Eureka in her personal timeline.
Jack Carter is a genius too, just of a different stripeMost of the geniuses in Eureka are of the Hi INT/Lo WIS variety, nerds who have lots of "great" ideas, but terrible in coming up with practical applications or ones that don't have absolutely lousy side effects. Jack is much more of an engineer type, who prefers to use Occam's razor on situations (something that bit him in the ass when he had to be evaluated along Eureka's standards). In a different show, Jack would easily be the smartest of the group, as he can Indy Ploy and/or MacGyver himself out of any problem. He's just surrounded by a group of people whose intelligence is as much an asset as a liability.
Eureka is run by Nazis, or at least White Supremacists.The demographics of Eureka are way off. It might be a stereotype, but there is a reason the stereotype is that there are lots of Jews and Asians in medicine and engineering. In the entire town there doesn't seem to be a single Asian, and most of the people were either at the Church or specifically not at the church in the episode that dealt with religion. Clearly when they say that Eureka was founded after World War II they didn't mean by the Allies.
Fargo is a robot.And a malfunctioning one, at that. His cryogenically frozen grandfather was an earlier model.
Henry is a Timelord in hiding. Specifically the War chiefIn a town of Geniuses Henry tends to stand out. He has at least working knowledge of basically anything under the Sun. He is brilliant and inventive and managed to figure out how to use the Artifact for a form of Time travel. During the last Time War , the Time Lords brought the War Chief back from beyond as another weapon to use against the Daleks. Being a sound strategist he opted for retreat as a better part of valor. Knowning that there was Nowhere in time he could realistically hide. He decided to go sideways in space instead of forward in time like the Master. Like the Master he decided to used the Chameleon Arch to hide for a decade or two from the Timelords. But instead in a Parallel universe in his new form of Henry Deacon. Like Professor Yana , Deacon is what the War Chief is not. Henry is friendly , an idealist and not a big fan of the War Machine. Fortunately for Eureka after his so called friend mind wiped Henry back in the day he forgot about a certain Family Heirloom, a pocket watch he just had'nt gotten around to opening...yet.
Zane and Claudia actually are siblingsAfter having a falling out with their family due to his criminal record, Zane erased Claudia and their parents' memories of him using a device similar to the one Henry used on Carter at the beginning of season 2. He looked slightly shocked upon first seeing her in Eureka. This was because he never expected to see anyone from his family again after erasing their memories. When he told her there was no such thing as coincidences, it seemed like he knew something she didn't that he wasn't letting on. Plus, it would be a great excuse to have Claudia come back to Eureka or have Zane visit the Warehouse sometime, and it could lead to some great awkward moments between Zane and Fargo.
The new Timeline is an excuse to bring back Stark.
Nathan Stark will come back in the eighth episode of the fourth season
Thanks to Carter, this new Version of Kevin is armed with the power of Common sense.In episode two of Season four we see that Kevin is comfortable hanging out at Carter's house and stealing his bacon. So, goes to show not only is one of the brightest minds in Eureka thanks to Carter he doesn't overthink and sees the simpler solution . He is more down to earth and practical way of saving the town in The Story of 02.
The time travel/alt universe arc will end with it being reset to the original, founders day timeline by Henry and Carter.They will be the only people to remember what happened. Allison will not remember getting together with Carter. Henry will again have lost a girlfriend/wife (and for good measure, will probably see her killed off in the first episode after the reset).
Season 4 is really the Season 1 finale, "Once in a Lifetime"Well, let's think about this. Once in a Lifetime took place in 2010, four years in the then-future, and it's 2010 in this timeline. Going from the start of the episode:
Eureka only shares a universe with Warehouse 13 after the time travel
The travelers did not alter the timeline, they are in a different timelineCarter, Henry, Allison, Fargo, and "Doctor Oldspice" are all in a timeline separate but similar to their own. Meanwhile, everyone in the "original" timeline are wondering where the four have disappeared to and/or are working feverishly to bring them back. Other possibility: There has been a massive shuffle of all of these versions of themselves across all timelines, threatening to destroy all possible universes in some phlebotinum loaded manner.
Hallucination Stark is the real Stark.Two things point to this, or at least to him be different than the other hallucinations. First, he points Jack to where the resonance device is hiding. And, secondly and more importantly, he reacts to the other hallucinations. All the others, especially Tess, do not react to things the other hallucinations say. Stark does.
Alternate universe Carter was neither in love with Allison nor particularly close to Zoe.Zoe is really surprised to see him show up at Harvard — a lot more surprised than he seems to be expecting her to be; he seems to view a random college visit as much more likely than she does. It makes it look like their relationship in this universe never got much past the slightly prickly phase they were in during season 1, maybe because Carter bonded with Kevin instead. Then, in "Momstrocity", Kevin realizes for the first time that Carter is in love with Allison. If alt-Carter behaved anything like the original, there's no way Kevin could have spent three years around the two of them without figuring it out. So presumably he didn't — because there was nothing to figure out. Maybe, in the alternate universe, Carter has UST with Jo and is Like Brother and Sister with Allison instead of the other way around? That might also explain why Jo switched jobs...
The plot arc for season 4.5 is going to be a Mars mission.All the main characters are going to be on it, except Fargo, who gets stuck as Mission Control. Consider the following pieces of evidence:
Warehouse 13 (and by extension, Eureka and Alphas) take place in the "Normal Again" world from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Magic clearly hasn't overrun the world in Normal Again as it had in the Wishverse and the "What if Buffy died" verse, so the bureaucratic confusion amongst various government agencies ensures that the Secret Service and DCIS are unaware of the Watchers and the Slayer, and the British are still ticked about Warehouse 12 being moved so the Slayer and most Watchers don't know of the existence of the Warehouse. Most of the creators of artifacts put their own brand of energy into the artifacts by the focus and near-ritualistic repetition of what they did (see: witchcraft and its demon-worshipper equivalents), strengthened (or even changed outright) by their public image. Alphas are probably unrelated to magic, and more closely tie into the Mad Science of Eureka and Warren Mears. As for the thing in Sector 5? It is (among other things) the heaven-dimension equivalent of a Hellmouth. Beauty, comfort, energy, and a Mad Science field come from it the same way dark feelings, demons, and an increased magical field come from the Hellmouths.
All ex-Stargate actors showing up in Eureka aren't different characters, but an AU version of their stargate character.
Warren Hughes from the episode "Clash of the Titans" is secretly working for the Consortium.At the end of the episode, Relationship auditor Warren Hughes(Wallace Shawn) gave Jack and Allison an ultimatum; either split up or one or both of them would have to resign their post. Given that the DOD didn't give Allison this kind of scrutiny when she was engaged to Stark, it's making me wonder if the Consortium is trying to undermine Allison's position at GD after Beverly's failed attempt to hack into her mind to steal GD's secrets. The Consortium is trying to destroy Eureka's Titan program, and taking Allison out of a position of leadership would definitely help in that scheme.
Eventually, on our more of "our" universe characters is gonna get caught and be in trouble for violating the temporal prime directiveToo many of them have told other and/or gotten their brain scanned and/or behaved suspiciously, especially with the senator around.
Carter is an Alpha.His ability is both in having enhanced "common sense" (more than the rest of the town put together), and in seeing solutions to problems. His drawback is needing things explained that a moderately well-read person would know.
Carter and Allison will marry in season five, after the Astraeus mission returns.In the animated Christmas episode, "Do You See What I See", they were wearing wedding rings. Christmas episodes take place outside of canon, but this one was still filmed during season five. Evidence:
Eureka is where the Quicksilver gland was created.
Holly is still alive.Because the creators and writers keep saying to trust them. Maybe Beverly somehow saved Holly, and she survived.
Allison will learn she's pregnant in the series finale.Allison and Carter did just get married, and it is the series finale. Something big like this could happen. Confirmed!
Stark or the Original Sheriff will return in the series finaleAnd help out on one final event. No idea what.
In this timeline, GD is evil, and Beverley's organization is good.Or at the very least, GD is highly corrupt, and Beverley is the lesser of 2 evils. They have a much higher focus on weapons, are (pre our characters) run by a stooge/lackey who does everything the military says. Beverley on the other hand, now seems to take fairly great care to make sure people survive, even if it's not in her best interest (especially factoring pre time shift hatred.)
Zoe caused a time paradox at the end of the seriesBecause she forgot to wave to her past self.
Alternatively in the new time line Zoe didn't wave to herselfExplaining why she didnt wave to herself
They're still in the MatrixThink about it. The first thing the Consortium did to the Astraeus crew in "Lost" was put them through an exciting adventure with an Evil Nemesis to defeat (Deputy Andy and the rogue AIs). And the stated purpose of that adventure was to make the crew develop an emotional bond to the simulated world. To make them believe it was real, in other words. What if that never stopped? If they can program in one disaster for the crew to overcome, why not another? And what could make them more willing to accept the Matrix world than tricking them into thinking they've already escaped from it? Since then the Matrix has been throwing one crazy disaster after another at them all to make them believe that the computer environment is real.
Carl in "Invincible" and Artie in Warehouse13 are the same personThe timeline switch altered both the past and present (similar to the time-alteration in JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox), resulting in a reality where "Carl" was named "Artie," was less neurotic and became a Warehouse Agent.
Carter retires from law enforcement about two years after season 5 and......decides to take up a less stressful, more family-friendly job, where bleeding-edge technology isn't often encountered, as a Maytag Repairman.
SARAH is "Joshua" from "Wargames"It was decommissioned from NORAD after the end of the film, and shipped to Eureka for study because of it's unique programming. The scientists there then used it to create BRAD, but because of it's competitive nature, it refused to give up until it had won any simulation that it was put through, and the project was scrapped until Fargo came along to reprogram BRAD into SARAH. You can tell, too, thanks to SARAH's "Would you like to play a game?" at the end of H.O.U.S.E. rules.