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cyberal

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Message Posted On Friday, December 10th 2010 at 1:23 pm
Imo the christmas episode should be listed as a normal episode. The contents of the episode follows the normal format of the series with the same people and the same storyline, a storyline that is incomplete without the christmas episode.

Imo a "special" should not be part of the normal canon to be called a special. A special should be possible to skip when watching without loosing details in the storyline. That is not the case here.

Also, it is listed as episode 13 on Syfy's site: http://www.syfy.com/rewind/warehouse13/1263854/

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Message Posted On Friday, December 10th 2010 at 7:29 pm
Thanks, but the episode aired out of the original block of episodes, several months later. It had different opening credits and different end-credit music, it aired at a different time, and it's set outside of the show's current continuity. (since the last episode had Myka quitting). The Season 2 Wells main storyline is certainly complete without this episode. She's not even mentioned in this episode.

So it's not the same storyline. I'm not sure what you mean by the same people. It's the same show, so you're going to have the same cast.

Plus, as you say, it's not a normal episode. The normal episode listing is for normal episodes. The Special function is there in part to differentiate normal episodes from "non-normal" episodes. This was a Special episode, it's listed as special.

This all makes it a special by TVrage's admittedly loose standards for what constitutes a special.

At the end of the day, there's no clearcut "right" decision to make. There's some stuff that argues one way, some that argues another. There's going to be people unhappy no matter what. Rest assured this isn't the first time it's happened, and we've considered all the factors.

You can certainly contact the site owner, Sebrioth, if you'd like to pursue this further.
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Message Posted On Saturday, December 11th 2010 at 4:55 am
"A special should be possible to skip when watching without loosing details in the storyline. "

Also, that's an interesting opinion. However, to take one example, the Doctor Who specials often are integral to the ongoing storyline. The Tenth Doctor regenerated in a Special.

And you can skip this episode of W13 without losing any details of the storyline. In fact, you kind of have to, since it's a flashback episode that had to occur prior to the season finale.

Hope that helps.