Review: Warehouse 13 – Age Before Beauty

After dispatching an evil doer in England, the team is sent to Manhattan to solve a case of rapidly aging (then dying) super models. But things go horribly wrong when Myka becomes the victim. It’s now a race against time as the rest of the team tries to stop the bad guy and save Myka at the same time.

And so begins another day in the life of team Warehouse 13

Major developments: The only major development that will affect future episodes is that Todd has become a new love interest for Claudia.

What worked: So, I am beginning to think this show should just be called the Arty & Claudia show. The dynamic between the two is really funny, and I can’t get enough of it. It definitely makes up for (at least up until this episode) the lack of chemistry between Pete and Myka this season.

Speaking of Myka and Pete, at least in this episode, they were finally back on track. This entire season they have had some very awkward moments, but their relationship becomes much more defined once Myka’s life is in peril. Which is something we have never seen from the show before. The team has been in situations, but never ones that would cause the full emotional break down of another team member. Watching Pete beat the holy hell out of the bad guy was great, especially considering the clown act he’s been putting on this entire season.

Which brings me to another point about Pete, this episode finally toned down his antics. While he still had a few quick gags, like hitting on the swim suit model, over all he was rather tame. It’s something we haven’t seen from him since the early days of season 1 and I can safely say I like him much better this way.

I also really dig the new love interest for Claudia. It’ll really add a nice dynamic to her character that she needs. As I stated last week, she is the best looking, and most compelling character on the show. So to give her character some much needed growth is very comforting to see. She has graduated up from Burton Guster level side kick and is now a member of the Sam Axe side kick club.

What didn’t: Myka doing the whole model thing was a bad, bad, bad idea. Like, really, really bad idea. It goes against everything that we know about her character, and I hated every minute of it. I was so glad when she ended up being the one about to lose her life, because it meant the end of that utterly pathetic story line.

Final thoughts: As I said last week, MORE CLAUDIA!

Episode: “Age Before Beauty” (Season 2, Episode 4)

Airs: SyFy, Tuesdays, 9pm

What’s next: Douglas Fargo, a member of Global Dynamics, travels from Eureka to assist \with a computer system update. You heard that right, a Warehouse 13/Eureka crossover. Prepare to have your mind BLOWN!

To read more of Merrill’s television reviews and to listen to his Idiot Boxers podcast with Kevin Carr, head over to Fat Guys at the Movies.

From a young age, TV guru Merrill Barr has been obsessed with the small screen. And one day he decided to put that obsession to good use.

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