[Artifact Tuesday] 1×02 ` Resonance

Welcome to Warehouse 13. A place of endless wonder and mystery. A place where history and enchantment meet and swirl together in an amazing combination of artifacts and stories.

In this weekly article, I re-watch Warehouse 13 and attempt to control my fangirl flailings. We’ll be starting from the beginning, I’ll be talking about the episode in pretty decent detail, so beware of spoilers.

Warehouse 13: Season 1, Episode 2 | Resonance

Written by: D. Brent Mote & Jane Espenson.

SUMMARY
Pete and Myka are sent to Chicago to investigate a series of odd bank robberies. During their investigation, they have a run-in with Bonnie Belski, a persistent FBI agent looking for a logical explanation for the happenings. It seems the bank robbers are using a device that creates a sound resonance so severe, it sort of hypnotizes all who hear it and leaves them in a state of euphoria for minutes after. It’s up to Myka and Pete to figure out where the robbers will strike next and retrieve whatever bizarre object they are employing. Meanwhile, Artie examines a possible security breach back at the warehouse.

Coming off a two hour pilot episode, this was a good ice breaker into how the show is really going to go. In this we get a bit of foreshadowing, and a lot of interactions with the agents outside the warehouse.

Plus, for all you Battlestar Galactica fans, seeing the amazing Tricia Helfer wasn’t too bad.

Though this time the artifact was only relevant to Warehouse 13, it did show that they can create an artifact with just as much history, as an already historical artifact. And convince y0u, that might actually have some real time history to it.

Even with the agents outside of the warehouse, we still got to see a bit of the innerworkings of the warehouse. As Artie fusses over the monitors glitching and lights flickering. And the ever ominous “Knock, Knock”. When he goes to Dickenson’s office to try and get to the bottom of the hacks into his system, we get a glimpse at Angry!Artie. As someone who loves this character, I would never want to get on his bad side.

FAVORITE QUOTES

Myka: You know how when you sing in the shower, and it bounces off the tiles, and you sound spectacular.
Artie: No, I never sound spectacular.

ARTIFACT
Euphoria Record: a vinyl record, recorded by composer Eric Marsden. The tonality of the music, combined with the right resonance, causes intense feelings of joy and euphoria in the listener, so extreme that they are briefly incapacitated. The effects can be blocked with headphones or earplugs.

THINGS TO REMEMBER
“Knock, Knock”

In the opening scene, Pete is playing ping pong with himself through Lewis Carroll’s Mirror.

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