"Warehouse 13" - "Resonance" - July 14, 2009
A bank is robbed in Chicago by masked men playing odd music that reverberates around the building and transfixes the employees and patrons.
Pete is playing himself on a magical ping pong table tagged Lewis Carroll in W13.
Artie is having trouble with his computers and he and Lena, who's in the house, are amazed when they realize that the ultra-firewalled system has been hacked.
Myka is outside on the phone with her mom declining to come home for her dad's retirement party. Pete goes to save her from the magical football which is on its return trip but she's beaned in the head anyway.
As they bicker Artie comes out and tells them about the bank robberies and sends them to Chicago.
In Chicago they meet up with a group of Feds investigating the robberies also. They're led by the beautiful Bonnie Belski, who bitchily tells them that she doesn't want the disaster duo on her team. Pete declares he's in love.
Pete calls up Dickinson to run interference while Myka deals with another family member about the ditching dad's retirement party.
Artie searches for the hacker.
At the FBI offices Pete makes up some bank robbery dioramas and he and Bonnie go over the robbery details: weird music played, witnesses don't remember a thing.
Artie reads Myka the riot act for running to Dickinson and says he's the boss now. She shows Artie the silent robbery tape remotely as they search for clues. She sees a man on cellphone and realize that they might be able to hear what's going on if they figure out who he was callling. Artie's on it.
The teller who was waiting on the man with the phone is brought in by Bonnie to talk to the duo. She says she can't remember hearing anything. Having obtained the tape- the man had been leaving a message for his wife-they play her the music. Her pupils dilate and she begins to smile and cry. They ask if she's okay. She says she feels loved.
They confab Artie, who says it's a lymbyc trigger and that they weren't affected because they didn't hear the music firsthand. Artie works out who the composer is by running the sounds through his computer. Pete says the song reminds him of one his dad used to like. It turns out it's by the same guy, Eric Marsden.
Meanwhile, Lena sees on one of Artie's maps that he found his hacker. Artie says the hack came from Dickinson's office in D.C. and that he's going to stop him.
Myka and Pete visit Marsden. One of his former backing vocalists answers the door and says it's unlikely he's been robbing banks since, as she shows them, the composer is bipolar, clinically depessed, semi-catatonic, and has liver cancer. He has one child who's no longer in the picture apparently. She lets them have at it.
Marsden is fragile and blank as they try to ask him questions. He likes the timbre of Myka voice. She asks about any music he might 've written that would make people happy. Pete plays the piece on piano. Eric perks up and then asks for grilled cheese. B vox explains that Eric did everything, pop, jazz, experimental and spent hours in the studio looking for the key to the human heart and peace. She says he's poor now because his music was stolen by a fellow musician/businessman named Canning who got rich off the rights.
As they depart Pete tells Myka to go be with family, she says it's not cozy and compares it to the dysfunctional family in the great movie "The Great Santini."
They visit Canning at Windy Lake Records. Apparently the economy has hit it hard. Pete flirts with the receptionist. Canning says Marsden's music has fallen out of favor but an anonymous buyer is interested in buying his entire archives, which Canning owns. They ask about his experimental stuff but Canning dismisses it as unlistenable and blames Marden's recording engineer Jeff Thistle for encouraging that unmarketable sound in Marsden. They explain about the unreleased music, Canning says everything is right here and he's got the only key.
We cut to the cute receptionist and B-vox clad in bank robber's black and meeting up with a guy. They say Secret service has joined the FBI in the fight and it's time to go. Apparently, they have to go get more money even though what they stole recently is laundered and ready to go. The man turns out to be Thistle.
The FBI decides to stake out a bank that fits the bill. Pete wants to go so he can keep flirting with Bonnie even though he doesn't have a "vibe" about it. Myka acquiesces.
Dickinson's office gets a visit from Artie.
As Myka talks to her mom, apparently the party has now been canceled, she hears the loud bang of something being dropped and remembers something dropped in bank on the videotape. She excitedly calls Artie and shares the theory that they should look for banks with certain acoustics. Artie starts to search, and as he does Dickinson re-enters nd Artie is able to freeze him in place by taking a photo of him with an old-timey magical camera.
Belski and Pete stake out the bank and she wonders what he does and how one gets invited. He replies that you don't, you get shoved. She asks about Myka's mysterious debacle in Denver and shares that she heard that the agent who was killed, Sam Martino, was marrid but having an affair with Myka.
Artie calls Pete and explains Myka's theory and how two banks fit the acoustic profile. Myka is on the way to one and puts in earplugs. The thieves have already struck and she tries to tackle them as they exit. One whacks her with a silver case that contains a close and play turntable with a 45 on it. They tussle and two of the robbers get away but Mya captures Thistle as Pete, Bonnie and the Feds show up.
Artie unfreezes Dickinson and calls him on hacking. Dickinson says he did no such thing and that Artie got punked.
As they walk Thistle down a long corridor, Pete apologizes to Myka and then gets a weird vibe. He tells her to put the plugs in. The robbers emerge with record and transfix everyone but Myka who manages to slip her cell phone in Thistle's pocket as they drag him away.
Dickinson shows Artie through various technical speak how he was punked. Artie is impressed.
Myka calls Artie to track her cell phone.
Pete is still loopy and Myka is mortified. He compliments her perfume and then they both remember Stephanie, the Windy Lake receptionist, putting on perfume and put two and two together.
Artie finds Myka's phone. It's in Marsden's house. Myka and Pete arrive and draw down on B-vox. She says it wasn't about the money and leads them into the piano room where Thistle is playing, Stephanie is hugging Marsden, and all of his archives are scattered around the room. They were the anonymous bidder, thanks to the bank robbery money. Stephanie is Eric's daughter. They just wanted Marsden to have his life's work back.
Myka wants to call FBI and give them to Bonnie but Pete, seeing that love was at the root of the robberies, says the record is their problem not the bank robberies. Pete grabs the record and leaves.
Myka calls her mom and asks to speak to her dad.
Artie is undoing Dickinson's computer to find the hacker. As he tinkers he gets a crazy flash and a vision of himself lying prone with a voice yelling at him from a distance and a light shining in his face. Dickinson asks what's up. Artie simply says he got a shock.