Warehouse 13

Season 4 Episode 17

What Matters Most

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 17, 2013 on Syfy
out of 10
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    Warehouse 13 "What Matters Most" Review: Reality Bites

    This episode left me excited for next week, and I haven't been excited about this show a long time. Gold star, Warehouse 13!

  • Episode Summary


    The agents investigate when a series of mysterious incidents occur at an expensive gated community, and soon discover that someone is using an artifact to get revenge.

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    • Life changing revellation

      Pretty standard warehouse episode then a life changing revellation at the end for Myka.
    • the ending seemed totally out of sync with the episode

      i was wondering when charlottes 'mole/agent' was going to show up'

      nut a very good mole is he denying the offer of a place to stay almost with no chance of changing his mind and then myka's physical just seemed a total out of the blue crap shoot saying she's got cancer in the ovaries... like wtf ??!
    • A decent episode

      As the big name review on the main page said this was a better episode than some this season. The three plot lines were all interesting and all made some sense because of the artifact. Myka and Pete's also had some pathos and made you think a bit as well. Claudia and Artie's adventure ended with a lead in to the big plot line concerning Claudia which is still secret but hopefully will start playing out now. And finally Abigail and Steve had some fun back at the warehouse while developing more back story for Abigail. All in all a tighter episode that was fun and interesting.moreless
    Kelly Hu

    Kelly Hu

    Abigail Cho

    Guest Star

    Chris Ellis

    Chris Ellis

    Colonel Arnold Cassell

    Guest Star

    Cynthia Watros

    Cynthia Watros

    Janice Malloy

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Pete confronts Gerry Labelle in his garage, the man says, "Leslie's cheating? On me?" However, later when the agents examine the board stationary, the letterhead says that her name is Susan.

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (7)

      • Claudia: All right, Bilbo Baggins, you're on.
        Referencing the lead character in The Hobbit, the 1937 novel written by J R R Tolkien. The novel is an "introduction" into Tolkien's Middle Earth setting, and a prelude to his subsequent Lord of the Rings trilogy. Bilbo is a hobbit, which are on average 3-1/2' tall creatures who live on average to the age of 100 and are known for their furry feet. It has served as the basis for both an animated movie in 2007 and a live-action film in 2012.

      • Pete: Thank you, Gladys Kravitz.
        Referencing the noisy neighbor played first by Alice Pearce and later by Sandra Gould on the ABC TV sitcom Bewitched. Gladys is one of the few people who suspect that Samantha is a witch, but is never able to get the evidence she needs to prove it.

      • Pete: I'm thinking coo-coo-coo-choo, Mrs. Robinson.
        Referencing the 1967 song The Graduate. Benjamin Braddock has an affair with an older woman. Simon & Garfunkel wrote a brief version of the song "Mrs. Robinson," which was featured in the movie. They later released a full version as a single in 1968.

      • Steve: We're a bunch of lonely misfit toys that the warehouse collects.
        Referencing the Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Rudolph and his friends eventually find themselves on the Island of Misfit Toys, which is occupied by unloved toys which are defective or unwanted in some way. A sequel was made in 2001.

      • Artie: Yeah, what hump?
        Referencing the 1974 movie Young Frankenstein, directed and written by Mel Brooks. A parody of the first two Frankenstein movies, it deals with a modern-day descendent of Victor Frankenstein trying to avoid his ancestor's reputation as a mad scientist, only to end up creating his own Frankenstein's monster. A running gag is that Igor isn't aware that he has a hump.

      • Pete: I saw it on Bill Nye the Science Guy.
        Referencing Bill Nye the Science Guy, an Emmy-award winning educational television program from 1992-1998. Each episode, a hundred in all, aimed to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience, yet garnered a wide adult audience as well.

      • Artie: 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.