"Warehouse 13" - "The New Guy" - July 11, 2011
We open in Jersey City, NJ where a guitar is causing some insane lightning sparks at a history of rock museum. An employee claims he picked up Hendrix's guitar and things just started going crazy. An ATF agent on the scene named Steve (Aaron Ashmore
) claims the guy is telling the truth. Others don't believe him. Apparently Steve has a knack or sixth sense to know when people are lying, even though his partner is skeptical.
Pete (Eddie McClintock
) shows up and strolls in. Steve notices him and follows. Artie (Saul Rubinek
) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti
) are inside dodging the sparks of the evil guitar which is causing a fire. Some shadowy figures show up. Claudia hits them with a stunning Tesla grenade. Steve comes upon them. They start sputtering. He knows they're lying. Artie tells the truth. Claudia has to use a tremolo bar to shut down the guitar or it will shut down the grid on the Eastern seaboard. She attaches the tremolo and fires up the guitar. iIt shuts it down. Meanwhile, Pete saves a woman trapped in a display. Artie gives Claudia a replica guitar. Steve asks who the hell they are. Artie stuns him with the Tesla. Pete turns down an opportunity to mack on the chick he saved. Artie and Claudia reason they have to get Myka (Joanne Kelly
The stunned Steve heads home to find Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder
) in his kitchen. She offers him a position to fill at Warehouse 13. (In place of Myka for the time being). She says she wants to introduce him to a world of endless wonder.
Pete is resistant to the idea of a new field partner. He wants Myka back. Artie says they all miss her, but he needs to get his head in the game.
Steve arrives and is met by Claudia. He asks questions about the Warehouse. She doesn't answer.
Pete continues to sputter about working with Steve, whose last name is Jinks. Pete is really nice to his face. Steve knows he's lying.
Meanwhile in Denver, a journalist working on a bank CEO story receives a muffin basket in which something bites her as if it was a snake. She hears voices in her head. She says "O Antony, nay, I will take thee too" and dies. The letter which came with the basket spontaneously combusts in the garbage pail.
Artie offers Steve cookies and explains about the Tesla stunner. Claudia lobbies to be Pete's partner and have Jinks stay in the Warehouse. Artie says the decision has already been made. He introduces Jinks to the Warehouse. Way down at one end, there's some lightning strikes. It's coming from the pyramid. Jinks can't believe they have a pyramid. Pete says yup, if he gets on there he can win 25 thousand dollars. Jinks says that's funny. Pete asks why he's not laughing. Jinks says he's not a laugher. This makes Pete sad. Turns out the problem is in the "Ovoid Quarantine." Just as they're going to check it, out they get a ping on the Denver situation.
The woman was bitten by a Russell Viper, a snake that apparently doesn't exist anymore. Artie thinks it's George Wendt Hensley's bible at work. He was an old time snake handler. Pete makes another joke. Jinks doesn't laugh. This makes Pete sad.
Artie goes to check out the problem in the Ovoid Quarantine. A statue of Zeus is shooting off sparks.
Pete and Jinks check out the ashes in the garbage can. Pete explains about artifacts and their various effects.
Claudia and Leena (Genelle Williams
) have found the box that has Zeus panicked.
A southern female FBI agent named Sally (Ashley Williams
) arrives on the scene annoyed Jinks and Pete are at her crime scene. She offers them an escort out.
The box contained a statue of Hera, with flashing eyes. They try to cool her down but it doesn't work. Artie heads to the office for a crash couse in Greek mythology.
A man gets a "flyer" with a dagger on it. It starts "stabbing" him. The parchment the dagger was on burns up. He mutters something in Latin "kaesu teknon" and then dies. The neighbor lady reports to Pete. Turns out he was stabbed 23 times. They connect the two cases. Sally arrives and wants to kick them out. Pete tries to play with her and offers her information. He gives it. She says his info is no good. Jinks knows she's lying about not knowing about the bankers' convention at the hotel which the journalist was covering. The stabbed guy was working there as a waiter. She kicks them out.
Artie explains to Leena and Claudia about Zeus catting around on Hera. He thinks it's linked to whatever's happening now.
Pete and Jinks put together the Shakespeare quotes-- "kaesu teknon" means "et tu Brute"? -- and go to Myka to find answers. She's working at her dad's bookstore in Denver. Myka thinks he's there to recruit her but he says he wants info on Shakespeare. Pete introduces Jinks to Myka. He asks for her help. She points out those were the last words of both characters, Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. She also notices the bodies are in the same poses as those in a book. The original book has gone missing. It may be cursed by an actor who had a grudge against Shakespeare, it's probably causing all the problems. She gets excited. Pete shuts her down, takes the book and says they don't need any more of her help. Jinks reassures Myka that Pete was lying about the last part.
Artie and Claudia install the Zeus statue in a public garden.
At the hotel, Pete and Jinks discuss Buddhism, Jinks is a practitioner. Pete starts talking about the mission. He gets one of his bad vibes. Jinks is handed an envelope, which he opens. It's one of the ancient parchments. He starts to choke. Myka rushes in and gives him a phrase to say. He does. The spell is lifted. Pete puts the parchment in purple bag. Myka tells Jinks now he's almost died, he's officially a Warehouse agent. The parchment was from "Othello", the part where he smothers Desdemona. Myka did some research on the lost book. She finds the first person who touches the page will die like the picture unless they say the phrase before the parchment burns. Myka starts talking strategy. Pete shuts her down. They start to bicker. Jinks says he's cool with Myka being back. They need to get their head in the game and work out their repressed sexual tension later.
The trio watches surveillance video. They find the guy handing out the parchment. They figure they need to shut down the banker convention before more people start dying. They head in and see the parchment guy handing things to guys on the dais. Sally arrives to shut them down just as men on the dais open the pages and start turning blue. Pete takes care of Sally. Myka heads to the dais and saves the three men by having them say the proper phrases before the papers burn. Pete tussles with the FBI agents and ends up shirtless. Another successful mission. He and Myka share a smile. Later, he leaves and sees her in her car. She mouths to him "be careful" and drives off.
Now they know what the guy looks like, Sally says the FBI can take it from here. She tells Pete to buzz off but offers her thanks first.
Back at the Warehouse things are peaceful with Hera now that Zeus is gone. Claudia opens an artifact box with an ancient bug in it. This immediately flies out and burrows into the floor.
Mrs. Frederic comes to the bookstore to thank Myka in person for all of her help. She has brought H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray
) with her. Mrs. Frederic says she can't hurt anyone anymore. H.G. tells Myka she knows she hates what she did and how she asked for it. She apologizes and says she's sad it drove Myka away from the Warehouse. She tells Myka to not let her hate turn into fear like it did for H.G. herself. (And it turns out she's not actually there, she's some kind of holographic projection that holds her conscious.)
Myka returns to the Warehouse and is greeted by Claudia and Leena. She's back. Jinks wonders if this means he's out of a job. (It doesn't). Artie says but one word: "good." He says it's time to get back to work finding the mysterious man in Denver.
We cut to said man telling a figure in the shadows about the new operative Jinks. Myka and Pete are back together, and asks if he should follow up. His boss says he's done well but needs to disappear for awhile. He is then killed from behind: by FBI agent Sally!!