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Review: Warehouse 13 – For the Team

After his melt down, Pete is ordered to take some time away from the field. So Arty decides to send Claudia on her first field assignment with Myka. But things don’t go as planned when H. G. Wells crashes the artifact hunting party. But things aren’t so peachy at the warehouse either. Arty’s appendix has grown back so he calls in the warehouse doctor to get it removed, but Pete becomes very suspicious by the way Arty acts around her.

Major developments: H. G. Wells wants to return to the warehouse full time as an agent.

What worked: This episode is further proof that the current set of duo’s on the show is flawed. Myka’s over bearing leader personality works very well against Claudia’s spontaneous attitude. There’s also a sense of female companionship there, that we rarely see from the show.

I’m also a fan of Claudia doing more than just sit in front of a computer screen. I don’t know if I would want to see her be made into a full agent and go out into the field every week, but every once is a while would be a real nice change of pace.

Speaking of Claudia, I liked that she was the one put into life threatening danger this time around. Of course she was going to survive, but it was nice to see that she isn’t invincible. I’m always a fan of moves like that on a TV show.

Pete’s antics also seemed to connect much better when they are put up against Arty’s personality. I never considered the possibility that the problem wasn’t Pete, but rather who Pete was paired with. The chemistry between Pete and Arty is there and really shines through when Pete is acting like a goof ball.

I was also digging the returning H. G. Wells (beyond the fact that she is really hot). Of course there are ulterior motives that will shine through in later episodes, but I do like the idea of her “wanting” to turn over a new leaf. I would like to know the exact reason why she was bronzed though.

What didn’t: I can’t pass judgment on Lindsey Wagners appearance on the show because she had a whole five minuted of screen time. I do like the idea of Arty getting into a real relationship, but not with her. I know that she’ll be around for at least one more episode so hopefully we’ll get a little more into the relationship between the two.

I’m not a fan of this episodes artifact hunt. It felt rather dull to be honest. More of an excuse to mix up the teams. This episode was more about presenting new possibilities and lacking in the action. But the humor was there.

Final thoughts: A funny episode of Warehouse 13 that could lead to some interesting concepts in the future, for the show.

Episode: “For the Team” (Season 2, Episode 7)

Airs: SyFy, Tuesdays, 9pm

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