WAREHOUSE 13: Duped - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


August 26, 2009 by  

Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13

It seems 13 IS a lucky number these days. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Warehouse 13 for being picked up for a season two. The second season will air next summer, and yep, you guessed it, 13 more episodes have been ordered.

And this week’s episode, DUPED, is a perfect example of why I hope this show is on for many more seasons. Holy Bananas, the show is running on all cylinders. I feel like from the acting, to the writing, to the set, lighting, music, props, everything, that every single person associated with this show is having a great time. The timing of this episode was spot on, fantastic. Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks so!

At first, I was a little unsure about this ep, because they kind of threw us for a loop with Pete and Myka having a knockdown drag out fight in formal wear, but as we soon were taken back in time, it was all revealed. I loved Pete vs Pete playing ping pong in an earlier ep, and I loved it a second time (and props to Eddie McC for the North Canton, OHIO t-shirt! Woot!). His interpretation of Myka’s stages of neck anger were very very funny.

The plot takes a major twist as a combination of the disco ball from Studio 54 and Lewis Carroll’s Mirror cause Myka to be trapped in the mirror. But we don’t know she’s trapped yet. Ah!

The Pete and Claudia banter was kind of weird for me. I get that it was supposed to serve as a foil to Myka’s (Alice) new personality, but it made Pete act like a 17 year old. When he normally acts like at least a 21 year old, haha.

But enough messing around, because Artie has their next task. Two Vegas high rollers are connected to a suspicious win streak. It was interesting enough, and that, combined with the fact that Pete now also had to deal with Alice, instead of his partner, made for one heck of a ride.

I actually didn’t mind Leena or Claudia too much. They were fairly well utilized, and it was clear that they care for Artie, and Pete and Myka and the warehouse. I enjoyed the way the writers kept the MacPherson thread from last week.

But for me, this episode was all about Myka. Good for her on telling Artie the truth. I liked how she cut through Artie’s BS and said she didn’t trust him. He wanted her to tell him something ‘only they would know’ like Pete likes cookies or something. But she went for it, and said she was tired of being pushed around by a chess piece.

That whole scene, combined with the thread from last week’s episode where Pete was so distraught over Artie’s espionage makes me very happy. These characters are beginning to care for one another, and that will be the engine that keeps this Warehouse train running.

Other High Points:

1. Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ = a very nice touch.
2. Pete telling ‘Alice’ that Myka would never ever kiss him, even if her life depended on it. (Side Note…that kiss was kind of nice! I still don’t see M+P getting together any time soon, but it was nice to see that there is a teeny bit of chemistry there.)
3. Claudia and Artie’s “Bloody Mary” convo. Hilarious!

But don’t let me do all the talking…what was YOUR favorite part?


8 Responses to “WAREHOUSE 13: Duped”

  1. Vanessa on August 26th, 2009 12:02 pm

    The episode was okay, but not one of my favorites. I actually liked most of the story line and really liked the alternate Myka. Plus the couple with the object were from Eureka, which I thought was cute! The downfall for my was Artie absolutely not even letting Claudia or Leena get a thought out about the mirror before shutting them down. It really irritates me when people won’t even listen to another opinion before saying it is wrong. If I was Claudia, I would have punched Artie. All in all, good episode. And I am thrilled this show is coming back next summer!

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  3. John on August 26th, 2009 3:51 pm

    I liked that the grifter couple were played by an on-screen couple from Eureka.

  4. Kerry on August 26th, 2009 10:24 pm

    Thanks for the review!
    Two great episodes in a row, and this seemed like a fine example of how they could utilize the entire cast without seeming to overwhelm the episode.
    Also nice that they gave Joanne Kelly a chance to show more of her range (I just rewatched her episode of Dresden Files, which was another fun character).
    For all of the promotion of the Eureka actors, they really weren’t that memorable to me — maybe just overshadowed by the main characters.

    [hopefully this comment stays up — I’m still not sure what happened to my response last week]

  5. the_0ne on August 27th, 2009 10:22 am

    Awesome, thanks for the name of the song in the end of the ep. I’m one of those people that listens to all kinds of music, but I’ll be damned if I can ever remember the name of a song or artist. My wife couldn’t think of it either. Thanks…

  6. Reinbeast on August 27th, 2009 4:28 pm

    Well, remember, as Artie said, he’s been burned before (and obviously pretty badly), so it was natural for him to be so vehement and bullheaded about the situation. Every person is made of individual experiences and is going to respond differently than the next. Artie’s been through too much and so his first (and second, third, and fourth) response is to not be swayed by those who know less than he does, who haven’t experienced as much of the Warehouse as he has. You’ve got to be able to see his point.

    This was actually my favorite ep because Artie finally opened his heart to Myka. Loved the one before, too, not because Artie got stabbed, but because Saul made the sword going through his chest the most believable fake TV injury I’ve ever seen with his cries and wheezes of pain. Saul has always been a welcome sight on my screen and now I finally know his name. Before WH13 he was always one of those “Oh, it’s that guy!” people that I love when they’re on, but they don’t stick around; always the guest star, never the star.

  7. J on August 29th, 2009 12:15 am

    What the hell was the name,artist, or any other info on the song that played during the episode that was from the 60,s that started with “one”, had a verse in it refering to “Alice In Wonderland”. Can’t remember who sang it,but have always liked it. I know it’s no Mama Cas or Janice. It must be a one hit wonder? Help me with a very simple problem. Please?

  8. Kerry on August 29th, 2009 4:53 am

    J, the song is noted in the review — Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’