[Artifact Tuesday] 1×03 ` Magnetism

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 Three | Magnetism

Written by: Jack Kenny

Pete and Myka are sent to investigate a small 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 and he seeks help from Leena who may know more about what is going on.

I always forget how much I love this episode until I watch it. As Artie continues to hunt down his illusive hacker, Pete and Myka are sent to Unionville where where people are acting a little out of character. Like a violin prodigy smashing his beloved instrument, or a recovering alcoholic almost slipping up. Not to worry though, Pete and Myka are on the case.

One of the best things about this episode is the fact that we get to see a lot more of the bickering Pete/Myka relationship. This was one of those episodes that made me question whether I shipped them platonically or romantically. While they have amazing chemistry as friends, they also have that great bickering-I-can’t-stand-you kind of personalities that make for a great romantic pairing (see: Castle/Beckett, Booth/Brennan, and basically any other romance on TV).

When Myka becomes effected and can’t seem to keep herself from beating Pete up, it’s one of the few times that we get to see Myka a bit vulnerable. It’s also one of the great times we get to see Pete step up and take charge.

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.

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.

A chair that once belonged to James Braid. A doctor and pioneer in the art of hypnotherapy. Causing those who sat in the chair to lose their inhibitions.

“Knock, Knock”


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