Warehouse 13

Season 2 Episode 5

13.1

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 03, 2010 on Syfy
8.7
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Douglas Fargo, a member of Global Dynamics, travels from Eureka to Warehouse 13 to assist them with a computer system update. However, when a sentient computer virus is unleashed, the team is trapped when the warehouse goes into lockdown.

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  • Of all the characters from Eureka to bring over, they had to bring Fargo?

    5.5
    I'm all for the idea of crossovers, but could we please bring over fun characters, and not embarassments to nerds everywhere? I would have liked to see Claudia interact with Zoe or Jo. But no, they give us Fargo. At least there's no more Todd. He was less interesting than Leena, and I didn't know that was possible. (Not Ms Williams' fault, but the writers.)



    Pretty cruel of the agents to sentence the former agent's consciousness to a life in a decrepit human body instead of a computer. On the other hand, the latter might have led to a Skynet-like system, which kinda tends to be unmixy with good fortune for the human race. So it was a cruel decision, but the right one - for the rest of the humans around.



    Still enjoying the Myka-Pete dynamic. They remind me of a pair of squabbling neighbour seven-year olds to whom any romantic ideas simply haven't occurred yet. (Long may it last.)



    I hope we get to see H. G. Wells soon - now, she was wicked cool. What was she bronzed for, anyway?



    Speaking of bronzing, how come Myka's cool with the idea of bronzing being a humane punishment when Artie admits he knows that the prisoner is conscious during the years/decades/centuries that they are bronzed? Wouldn't it be more humane to just kill the offenders?moreless
  • A dash of Claudia makes all things better!

    8.0
    For those of us who love Claudia, this was another good episode. It was hard not to be a little jealous of Todd and Fargo. It's clear that Claudia as a character and Allison Scagliotti as an actress give the writers more inspiration than, say, Leena, because she certainly gets into the mix a lot more of late.



    Frankly (and obviously), I don't mind. If the show used to draw the lines between the characters more distinctly, then I guess it's a good thing I skipped the first season. Because I much prefer this rotating focus on the four primary characters, with a lot of balance and mixture between the home and away teams. While this episode had Pete/Myka and Artie/Claudia in their typical roles, it didn't feel at all stale.



    Bringing Fargo from "Eureka" into the mix was not only fun, but rather intriguing. For those familiar with this season of "Eureka", it begs the question: would this crossover have taken place if the Eureka Prime timeline was still in effect? Or is this an odd consequence of the creation of the alternate timeline?



    After what I felt was a shaky start to the season, I've really enjoyed the last couple of episodes. My only criticism would be the relative lack of progress on the season arc. The summer season is approaching its midpoint, and there's been practically nothing about H.G. Wells or her activities. I realize this is not an arc-heavy show, but why set something up and not use it to your advantage?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the team enters the old computer labs, Artie pulls away a plastic sheet from a desk, revealing a stack of boardgames (Battleship and World Strategy). However, in the next shot a new box with a jigsaw puzzle that wasn't there before has appeared next to the stack of boardgames.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Douglas: I was going to install it with your system, but your boss vetoed it.
      Claudia: Yeah, Artie would have vetoed fire if he'd been born just a couple years earlier.

    • Artie: This is all your fault, Bismarck.
      Douglas: Fargo. And it is not my fault.

    • Myka: Do you know every former Warehouse agent we've ever known is either crazy, evil, or dead?
      Pete: Or all three.

    • Hugo: I know who you are. You're President Ulysses S. Grant and the Snowman. You've come because it's Arbor Day and there aren't enough zippers to go around.
      Myka: Well, at least he's not evil or dead.
      Pete: Yet.

    • Hugo One: Claudia Donovan, your file shows nine separate incident reports.
      Claudia: Actually, I thought it would be more.
      Douglas: I guess he's got your number.
      Hugo One: Douglas Fargo. Your Global Dynamics profile includes the phrase "inappropriately pushed button" 38 times.

    • Pete: Soda pop go boooomm.
      Myka: Pete, are you okay?
      Leo: What's he talking about?
      Myka: I don't know.
      Pete: Blast off with Lemon Launch. Bwoosh. Remember? Huh. Hugo makes his own lemony launches. Houston, we have a problem.
      Leo: What's wrong with him?
      Myka: Do not get me started.

    • Claudia: We're the two biggest techno-brains in the Dakotas and we're totally getting our asses kicked by Colossus.
      Douglas: That ring you have? Can it amplify anything other than human energy?
      Claudia: Like for instance?
      Douglas: For instance... a laser.
      Claudia: Marry me.

    • Claudia: I like you, Fargo, I do. But when we kissed, I was totally thinking of Todd. I really like him. He's not just some guy. He's the guy I think about when I impulsively kiss guys I just met.

    • Pete: Oh, man. I knew this was going to happen some day. The computers have taken over. Step one, kill Pete and Myka.. Step two, unleash the nuclear arsenal, and then bam! Pretty soon we're all in human breeding camps wearing fur bikinis.
      Myka: You know, sometimes I think your brain is the artifact.

    • Myka: Do you ever think about our future here? Like, how do we not end up with our brains scrambled, or blown up, or whatever new way to die there could be?
      Pete: Well, look at the bright side. I'm usually within ten feet of you, so whatever terrible thing happens to you will probably happen to me, too.
      Myka: Comforting.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Pete: Well, sitting in a windowless room for ten years playing Monopoly with HAL. What could go wrong?
      Referencing HAL 9000, the sentient super-computer from the movie 2001 (1968), in turn based on Arthur C. Clarke's novel, in turn based on his short story "The Sentinel." HAL is among the most advanced computers of 2001, but it seemingly goes insane and turns against its crew during the spaceship Discovery's mission to Jupiter.

    • Douglas: This is why Jedi turn to the Dark Side.
      Along with his use of his laser cutter as a "light saber" and other passion comments, referencing the Star Wars series and the Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights are the "good" protectors of the galaxy, capable of tapping into the mystic Force to gain a variety of powers such as mind control and telekinesis. They avoid strong emotion, which can lead them to the Dark Side, the "evil" side of the Force. The Jedi and the Force are first mentioned in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977).

    • Claudia: We're the two biggest techno-brains in the Dakotas and we're totally getting our asses kicked by Colossus.
      Referencing the 1970 movie Colossus: The Forbin Project, based on the novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones. Dr. Charles Forbin develops a supercomputer which becomes sentient and teams with its Soviet counterpart, Guardian. Together the two computers decide to protect humanity by taking control of it, and Forbin attempts to thwart their plan.

    • Hugo: Billy Jack!
      Referencing the title character from the 1971 movie Billy Jack, starring Tom Laughlin as a half-breed American Cherokee and former Vietnam vet. Trained in hapkido, Billy Jack tries to avoid violence, but is drawn into using his martial arts abilities to defend the local Freedom School of hippies, abused children, and outcasts from bigoted townspeople.

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