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Warehouse 13

Season 1 Episode 3

Magnetism

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 21, 2009 on Syfy
8.2
out of 10
User Rating
300 votes
7

EPISODE REVIEWS
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Episode Summary

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Pete and Myka are sent to investigate a town where the inhabitants' minds are being altered making them act as they please. Meanwhile, Artie is confused by the energy flows going on in the warehouse.

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  • Not my favourite episode

    6.0
    This show had a few good moments but overall, I found it not such an interesting storyline.

    The characters, I actually enjoy, even if they are pretty much stereotypes.

    I hope we get some better storylines.
  • Poorly written, poorly acted and a total waste of an hour! (Spolier)

    1.0
    Unionville...where the weird things are happening and the acting is worse than the first two episodes of this season.



    Artie is more boring than in previous episodes.

    Myka is infected....like we didn't see that coming!

    Pete is as neurotic as in the first two episodes.



    And the bantering between the two of them is beyond annoying - it's not even comical at this point...if they dont like each other, they shouldn't work together, but that would ruin the show.



    And when the sheriff pulls the gun...the episode is far from over....it just gets more boring and cliche.



    SyFy needs to dump this show and try for something more original than this middle of the week drivel...save it for saturday night when we expect bad SyFy from the SyFy channelmoreless
  • The warehouse is stocking up...

    7.0
    Pete and Myka hit the town of Unionville to solve a mystery involving some magnetic springs in some priest's couch. Yes dear, I get it. And when I read this sentence, I can't resist a guilty chuckle. Though the plot might appeal to a 10 year Syfy loving kid, I must admit the show is actually picking up quite well. What it needs is a more powerful and engaging storyline, rather than a find it-zip-it and tag-it story over and over again. The writers are trying to keep up some lingering mystery with the warehouse break in sequence. The characters still need to do a lot of homework to improve their acting skills. Joanne Kelly needs to do much more than give deathly stare every time she reads her lines. Pete on the other hand looks to be overdoing the cool-dude act. Artie is plain annoying. All his huffing and puffing and typing on some antique keyboard that looks like the control panel of my washing machine, seems too ridiculous. W13 needs more attention to detail to get into mainstream Syfy- in the likes of Fringe and Heroes.



    Nevertheless, the show seems to be moving quite well and it is definitely a good watch.moreless
  • Not bad... but a bit scattershot!

    7.0
    I'm quite enjoying this series, even though it seems to have been put together by taking a handful of darts and flinging them at a dartboard. The trouble is, not all these ideas go anywhere.



    In the first episode, an artifact fell into Myka's handbag and she walked out of the door with it. Despite a shot focusing onimously on the description of this artifact and any possible consequences, nothing has actually happened so far.



    On the plus side, this is hugely imaginative, reasonably well written, reasonably well acted, although Myka does slice her ham rather thickly on occasion; and it can be quite funny at times. On the downside, it is a little disjointed, ideas can often be introduced which then are allowed to drop and sometimes it can drag a little when nothing very much happens.



    I shall definitely keep watching for the time being.moreless
  • Not as bad as the reviews say

    9.0
    I can't compare this show to the X-files, because WH13 has more funny moments and less serious issues than XF. However, this plot of this episode was good enough to keep me interested while falling asleep.



    The energy flows were kind of creepy. Then, what was shown on the board was even more creepy. I wonder if it will addressed in the next episode.



    The tension between Pete and Myka is growing and is hilarious. Myka's reaction to the infection reflects how frustrated she is by being bossed around by different men is her life. Hopefully, one day, Pete will understand her and help her deal with it.



    The joke they both played on Artie was funny. I almost believed it.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The sign at the exposition in the beginning of the episode is badly translated to French. "L'opéra Nationale" should be "L'opéra National." "La Morte De Marie Antoinette" should be "La Mort De Marie Antoinette" ( or it would mean "the dead women of Marie Antoinette").
      "des objets fabriqués de les temps ..." should be "des objets fabriqués du temps ..."

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Myka: Sometimes I just want to punch (Pete). He reminds me of my father, you know, he's arrogant.
      Leena: I think he's kind of sexy.
      Myka: So not my type.
      Leena: Really? What's your type?
      Myka: I don't know, you know, opposable thumbs maybe?

    • Pete: (to Myka) Very nice. You must be super fun on a date. Guys love that. All kick-ass action and no talking.

    • Pete: I was just... keeping you on your toes.
      Myka: Right. It's always my toes. What about your toes?

    • Artie: Oh, and I want you guys to ask each of the victims my list of field recovery questions.
      Myka: Artie, not the questions, please.
      Pete: God, they're embarrassing.
      Artie: Yeah, my only pleasure left in life. Concocting ways to embarrass you. Here, in case you lost them. Take this.
      Myka: You know, how can it matter if a person smells fudge before an incident?
      Pete: Yeah, or if your gall bladder is feeling numb?
      Artie: Humor me.

    • Myka: I thought the medic might know something so I asked him to meet me after work.
      Pete: Good idea. I got a thing to do. But, Myka, I want you to be careful. I want you to use a condom. Heh.
      Myka: That's hilarious.

    • Pete: What am I looking for?
      Artie: Anything that might cause an electrical or chemical imbalance in the brain.
      Pete: Oh, well, so a brain imblancer. That's easy. It's probably right next to his time travel machine.

    • Pete: I have to take this with me.
      Ellis: You what?!?
      Pete: Don't snap your pencil. I'll get it back to you... probably.

    • Myka: I told him it wasn't the watch. I told you it wasn't the watch.
      Pete: That's not annoying at all.

    • Father Braid: Are you saying this chair caused all this?
      Pete: I know. It's freaky. This stuff is always freaky.

    • Pete: You know, if you were gonna ask me how I would die, I would say that being beaten to death by my partner would be really low on the list.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: September 22, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Australia: March 19, 2010 on SCI FI
      New Zealand: December 22, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: April 22, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • Simon Reynolds and CCH Pounder are credited but don't appear. Jennifer Vey appears but isn't credited.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Pete: I'll take care of Captain America.
      Referencing the comic book superhero first published by Timely Comics in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) and created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Steve Rogers was injected with a super-soldier formula during World War II and gained peak human strength and reflexes. Equipped with an indestructible shield, Rogers donned the costume of Captain America and battled Nazis with his partner Bucky. An explosion of a drone plane threw him into the North Atlantic where he floated for decades in a block of ice before being revived. As part of the Marvel Comics roster of characters, he joined the Avengers and battled crime on his own as well. The character was killed off in March 2007 but has since been brought back in Captain America Reborn in the summer of 2009.

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