Recap: 'Warehouse 13' Around The Bend
By Wayne Hall Aug 13, 2010, 4:22 GMT
07/24/2010 - Joanne Kelly and Eddie McClintock - San Diego Comic Con International 2010 - Entertainment Weekly and SyFy Party - Hotel Solamar - San Diego, CA, USA © Alan Hess / PR Photos
The character I enjoy the most on W13 is Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), who takes all of the craziness associated with the Warehouse in stride.
So it makes perfect sense that someone will challenge his ties to the people he works with, some of whom find life with artifacts kind of loony.
Here’s the tv.com synopsis for the episode: “Mrs. Frederic chooses Pete for an undercover assignment that brings him into conflict with a former love... and his current teammates.”
One thing I always like in my television shows these days is dealing with consequences. This episode does that a lot, I feel.
For instance, Claudia confronts Artie when she finds he has a contingency file on her. She admits that she did break up with Todd (last week). At first, she’s distraught about all this. However, in the finale minutes of the episode, she says she’s okay with it … and even gives Artie a written description of how she wants to die! That’s pretty daring, it seems to me! But Claudia has become a vibrant character on this show. Could a spin-off be in the works for her?
Also, this week is yet another example in the “don’t believe your eyes” principle. We see Pete kissing the air when all is revealed, and even though he’s told he still “has it even when he is by himself,” that’s GOT to be embarrassing! But Pete can take that kind of thing, which is really endearing, much like how Sheriff Carter takes his ribbings on Eureka.
The mysterious Mrs. Frederic continues to haunt the Warehouse. She doesn’t appear every week, but when she does, something interesting is going on. I like that lady! She’s trouble! And trouble may not be fun in real life, but it makes for great television!
We also get to more of the mysterious Regent Benedict Valda, played so ably by Mark Sheppard. He lights up the screen on W13 just as he has done in so many other shows, including Battlestar Galactica and Supernatural. He should be a regular on here or some other show, in my opinion.
The program continues being fun, including all the twists and turns that poor Pete has to go through. We get to see team members visit more locations, including Chicago and Cleveland, which is always a good thing.
I’m glad that his working relationship with Myka is just that … a working relationship. The one thing I pray they never do is hook these two up romantically. That would take all the pleasure right out of the chemistry they have on screen. Oh, and Myka continues to grow on me. Keep that up, please!
Next week: Myka teams up with Claudia for the teen’s first full mission—can they both survive? “For The Team” will tell us!
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