Warehouse 13

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 04, 2009 on Syfy
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The theft of a sculpture leads Myka and Pete to a sacred Indian cave holding an ancient secret of creation... and destruction.

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  • Native American Artifact

    Not a bad episode, again the ending was a little of a disappointment, I enjoyed the build up to the ending, but felt the show down and the ending were weak, and didn't really make much sense.
  • Walking through walls..someone in Fringe did it, DL in Heroes did it, and W13 thought why don't we just copy that stuff??..

    I try every time to refrain from making this show my proverbial punching bag. I gave good reviews for the first 2 episodes, and now I seriously regret watching this BS.

    After mulling over for a long time, I thought the story was actually the better one, when contrasting it with the casts' acting. Myka is annoying, her cold face makes me wanna punch her nose. Pete's needs to cut down on over-delivering the cool and funny guy act. Artie should stop mumbling under his breath. And the new girl, Claudia is now a regular. So we are piling up more sh*t over sh*t.

    Artifacts manifest themselves on human contact. The worst Sci-Fi reasoning I have ever heard.moreless
  • This episode was on track to becoming an awesome episode until the anticlimactic ending

    This episode had everything going for it. Witty and clever dialogue executed well by the actors. It had an intriguing plot that had twists and turns, that kept you guessing. All of this was culminating to a supernatural showdown at end that would make this episode by far the best in the series so far. And then the ending happened. The antagonist gains powers that supposedly made him into some kind of immortal with the power to control the elements and bring the world to its knees. Just when it looked like all hope was lost, Pete simply walks over to him and stabs him in the chest with an arrow.

    Like I said before, the episode was great, but the ending fizzled out like a bunch of defected fireworks. I will take this as a sign that the writers are hitting their stride with the show, and are becoming more comfortable writing the episodes. So if anything, I will take this a sign of good things to come.moreless
  • When a obscure sculpture goes missing from the vault at the Carruthers Aution House in New York City Pete and Myka head there to find out how it was removed and by who or what? Artie and Leena oversee Claudia's fixing of the Warehouse.moreless

    Entertaining episode with some interesting results. It looks like Allison Scaglotti playing Claudia Donovan is staying on as a regular character and she has a personality to get the old geezer Artie a run for his money. It should make the warehouse a more interesting place.

    Pete and Myka have their usual chemistry going in this episode. They must investigate three people. Gilbert Radburn a multi-millionaire developer, Jeffrey Weaver the son of a famous criminal and ravager of antiquities who has become a supporter of causes like hospitals and childrens organizations, and finally a man named LaSalle who seems to work for both of them.

    All of them are interested in a set of small sculptures made by a sculptor named Walter Burele who was interested in the Lenape Indian Tribe who were famous for selling New York City to the Dutch for $24 in trinkets. It seems that one of them have been using a cloak made of buckskin and feathers that has been charmed so the wearer may walk through walls.

    Pete and Myka stop the perpetrator in the end and retrieve the coat, sculptures, and whatever other artifacts are involved. Plenty of action and Pete even ends up in a hospital bed at one point. You can tell Artie is worried about him because he told Pete to get up as he can recover later when he has time!

    Good clean entertainment with some interesting stories so far. I am not sure what's not to like? Thanks for reading...moreless
James Naughton

James Naughton

Gilbert Radburn

Guest Star

Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Jeff Weaver

Guest Star

Catherine Burdon

Catherine Burdon


Guest Star

Tyler Hynes

Tyler Hynes

Joshua Donovan

Recurring Role

Allison Scagliotti

Allison Scagliotti

Claudia Donovan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Myka: But it's still just a well-executed art theft. I mean, it doesn't automatically shout "warehouse," does it.
      Artie: Things rarely shout "warehouse." They usually whisper, "Hey, that's a little odd."

    • Myka: She's out of your league.
      Pete: How do you know what my league is?
      Myka: Not that I asked for them, but I've got season tickets.
      Pete: That's good, I like that.

    • Pete: So we're looking for an art-stealing bird that walks through walls.
      Myka: Like Artie always says...
      Myka/Pete: (together) "Never rule anything out."

    • Claudia: It's okay if I don't like you, right?
      Leena: Of course. But you do.

    • Pete: How can you tell them apart?
      Weaver: You're a trained expert with a scrupulous eye for detail. Or you read the brass plaque on the base.

    • Weaver: All I can tell you is that this sculpture is the next target, so please let me move it to a secure location.
      Pete: (holding up his Secret Service badge) Okay, well, hold on. What's that, Badgey? Hmm? Oh, okay. Sorry. Badgey says we stay with the sculpture.

    • Leena: She needs people like her.
      Artie: Brash, rude, anti-social, impulsive?
      Leena: We're discussing Claudia, not you.
      Artie: See, that's kind of a low blow.

    • Claudia: Check.
      Artie: I'll be damned.
      Claudia: Well, maybe, but I'm not one to judge.

    • Myka: Hey, partner. How are you feeling?
      Pete: Sore. Everywhere. Need cookies.

    • Pete: Use your feminine wiles. Smile. You're pretty when you smile.
      Myka: I am?
      Pete: Yeah.
      Myka: So what does that mean when I'm not smiling?
      Pete: Kind of frightening.

    • Artie: And if somebody were to acquire those artifacts, then somebody would have immense power over...
      Leena: The world.
      Artie: At the risk of sounding dramatic.
      Leena: That's never stopped you before.
      Artie: That's true.

    • Artie: Shouldn't you be in college or something? Don't you want to be with people your own age?
      Claudia: Artie, I'm not my own age.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Pete Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!
      Referencing the line spoken by Bullwinkle in the animated programs Rocky and His Friends (1959-1961) and The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (1961-1964). Bullwinkle prepares to do a magic trick by pulling a rabbit out of a hat. What he pulls out is never a rabbit, and typically a dangerous animal or object.

    • Myka: You said there were four sculptures--Earth, Wind & Fire?
      Myka's line, and Pete's response ("I love those guys!") refers to the American R&B band. First formed in 1969, they are are among the top ten best-selling bands of all time. Among their best known songs are Shining Star (1975), Sing a Song (1975), and Let's Groove (1981).

    • Pete: Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do.
      Referencing the classic American sitcom, I Love Lucy (1951-1960). The line, with a heavy Cuban accent, is spoken by Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) whenever he discover that his wife Lucy (Lucille Ball) is up to something.

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