Warehouse 13

Season 2 Episode 4

Age Before Beauty

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2010 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Super models age 50 years in moments, and Pete and Myka must figure who is responsible, and what artifact they are employing.

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  • Pete and Myka infiltrait the world of modeling.

    So, Claudia has a crush!!! It is so cute!

    I LOVE Nolan Gerard Funk! I love him in this role.

    Claudia is not good with guys! Gee what a suprise.

    Artie was all flustered over Claudia dating. I loved it.

    When Myka came down those stairs, I thought that Pete was going to fall over. Then, what he said to her to get her out there. That was so sweet. I love how he couldn't say it to her.

    When Myka got sick. I Liked how they all banned around her to save her. I liked that it showed that they really are a family.

    I laughed when they kept calling Myka fat. (That couldn't be farther from the truth.)

    Over all....Loved It!!!!!moreless
  • Modeling is weird. Still, quite a wilde episode.

    I've never quite understood catwalk modeling - the girls are selling clothes and makeup, right? Why do they look prettier off the ramp than on it? At least for Myka - she looks far sexier in regular clothes and pants than in a runway dress. (Though that blue kimono - I'll admit that that was more than tolerable.)

    And that model Myka talks to with the white dress - Romana, I think? - wow, she was ugly! Both on the inside and the outside. The chemistry between Myka & Pete is solid - bickering puppies - but their chemistry still is #2 to that between Artie and Claudia. Pretty dumb criminal though - the villain should have used homeless girls that the authorities wouldn't have cared about rather than attention-heavy models... all that stuff about models bearing their souls to the camera was scary - since models never smile at the camera, they must have terribly bleak souls.

    I had fun trying to figure out who the villain was. I guessed it was the photographer.... the wrong photographer.

    PS: Is Leena back to being dead weight? I thought there was hope for her at the end of the season, but then the Big Boss removed the control device and now she's back to being boring again. How come the Syfy bosses order shows to kill off fun characters like Ashley Magnus and leave boring ones like Leena alive?moreless
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  • This one is definitely a beauty!

    This episode was largely stand-alone, having no connection to the season arc. While there was the connection made with Claudia and her aborning relationship with Todd, and perhaps a reference back to some sexual tension between Pete and Myka, the rest was fairly self-contained.

    I get the sense that the writers are happy to use Myka's sex appeal whenever possible, and they want to acknowledge that Pete would naturally think she's gorgeous, but they have little desire to go the conventional route and get them together. And that's all for the best. I like the idea of Pete recognizing that Myka is intelligent and wonderful and sexy, but that the professional element is respected. I may be drawing conclusions that are not fully merited, but for now, I'm good with this notion.

    The central plot thread was fairly conventional, though it's always fun to see them link real historical figures and events into the fictional framework. It was a clever enough way to incorporate some fan service, but the character work made up for the less interesting aspects of the plot. In fact, I'd dare to say that there was less silliness all around, which was a surprising development, given the topic at hand.

    I appreciated Artie playing the role of "father figure" to Claudia. Allison Scagliotti plays Claudia with such an old-soul charm that it's hard to imagine that the actress and character are both about nineteen. Giving her a love interest is a great way to keep her character from falling into a rut, and it's just another example of how the writers continue to improve on a good thing.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Artie: Sit down. I owe you an apology.
      Claudia: You owe me lots of apologies. Which one is nagging you right now?

    • Pete: All right, turn around.
      Myka: Why?
      Pete: Because if I'm going to say this to you I, I can't say it with you looking at me, so just turn around.
      Myka: I'll turn around. (turns around)
      Pete: I can't say it to the back of your head, either. (turns around) So, um... Myka, you are a stunningly beautiful woman. The day that I met you I said "I'm not going to be able to work with her. I won't be able to stop staring at her." But then I got to know you and I realized that you're even more beautiful than I can see. And if that little teen fencer could see what a beautiful woman that she would become she would know that it's her sister who should be jealous.

    • Myka: Okay, some girls took fencing lessons, right? And, and read books and studied and became Secret Service agents. And, and that... that out there, that is... (laughs) that is not me.
      Pete: Why not?
      Myka: Um... (turns around) 'cause, you know (pauses) I'm not the pretty one.
      Pete: Who's the pretty one?
      Myka: My sister.
      Pete: Ah, Tracy.
      Myka: Yeah. She's the cheerleader, homecoming queen... She was the one... (turns to face Pete) she was the one boys were crazy about. She could do this.

    • Pete: Eat shield, Stabby!

    • Artie: Everybody got all their limbs?
      Pete: Yeah, that's a big ten fingers and ten toes, good buddy.

    • Pete: Oh, nice, Artie. You sure know how to take the fun out of believing in legends.
      Artie: No, no, no. Some legends can have a bit of truth to them.
      Pete: So--so there was a real Merlin the Magician?
      Artie: Fiction.
      Pete: Knights of the Round Table?
      Artie: Bedtime story.
      Pete: Holy Grail?
      Artie: Anyway...

    • Claudia: Oh, you know, texting. It's what the kids do these days instead of going to dinosaur races.
      Artie: I know what texting is. Also iTunes and color television.

    • Pete: Best assignment ever.
      Myka: Just try not to be 12 years old, okay?
      Pete: There is no try. Only do or do not.
      Myka: Then do.
      Pete: I'll try.

    • Myka: What?
      Pete: Just having a thought.
      Myka: Well, is it a good thought?
      Pete: Well, I'm gonna say yes. You're gonna say no. But I'm right, you're wrong.

    • Myka: I just don't understand why I have to be the model.
      Pete: First of all, I don't have the legs for that. And a model and her manager won't stand out.
      Myka: Oh, please, nobody will believe that, Pete, I don't know how to do this.
      Pete: Just act like everyone's been put on the earth to serve you.
      Myka: That's idiotic.
      Pete: Just like that, perfect.

    • Pete: Nobody's got the picture of Dorian Gray hanging up for decoration.
      Myka: Well, the real one's in the warehouse, anyway.
      Pete: Is that what that is? Man, I've got to stop looking at that.

    • Artie: I'm so glad to see you looking like the old you. I mean, the young old you, not the old, old you…
      Claudia: Come on, Gramps, you're having one of your mini strokes again.
      Artie: You are aware that I'm your boss, right? You know that.
      Claudia: Yes. Yes, crabby, come on.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Pete: There is no try. Only do or do not.
      Referencing Yoda, the wise Jedi Knight of the Star Wars universe. Originally voiced by Frank Oz, Yoda was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back and went on to appear in the subsequent sequels and prequels. The allusion is specifically to Empire, and Yoda's line, "Do... or do not. There is no try. "

    • Pete: That was like your Sgt. Pepper's.
      Referencing The Beatles' 1967 rock album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Considered their seminal work, the experimental concept album features a melange of themes and musical stylings, and is considered by many music experts one of the greatest albums of all time, and The Beatles' greatest album.

    • Pete: Nobody's got the picture of Dorian Gray hanging up for decoration.
      Referencing Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. (1890). The title character, a young hedonist who makes a wish that a portrait of himself will grow old while he remains young and untouched. His wish is granted and he lives a life of debauchery and vice while the portrait grows ever more aged and disfigured. In the end, Gray stabs his portrait, causing his own death and transferring the disfigurements back to himself.

    • Claudia: And then am I telling you my real favorite movie or just picking the first movie that pops into my head? Godfather.
      Referencing the 1972 movie based on Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather (1969), which chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corleone family as they battle the other New York City Mafia families for control of the crime empire. The movie spawned two sequels, in 1974 and 1990, and appears on numerous "Best Movie" lists.

    • Pete: Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson!
      Referencing the 1960s TV show Lost in Space. The Robot character on the show alerts its young master to impending doom by bellowing "Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!" at the top of its mechanical lungs while waving its arms, just as Pete does here.

    • Pete: It's like a game of gay Clue.
      Referencing the classic detective board game Clue, where players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of who done it, with what weapon, and in which room. It was originally known as Cluedo when invented and patented in 1944 by Anthony E. Pratt. The rights to the game were later purchased by Parker Brothers in 1949, and they renamed it Clue. A 1985 murder mystery comedy movie of the same name was based on the game.