Warehouse 13: Season 4, Episode 20

The Truth Hurts (8 Jul. 2013)

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The evil alchemist Paracelsus is on the run, and Pete and Myka must stop him before he achieves immortality - or something worse. Myka fights what appears to be a losing battle against ... See full summary »

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The evil alchemist Paracelsus is on the run, and Pete and Myka must stop him before he achieves immortality - or something worse. Myka fights what appears to be a losing battle against cancer, while Steve learns Artie's been keeping life-altering information from Claudia. Written by Anonymous

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A number of parallels can be found within this episode to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Marsters and Anthony Stewart Head were both part of the BTVS main cast, with Marsters playing an evil immortal (until he regained his soul, that is) and Head playing the watchful father figure. In Warehouse, their roles are reversed. Another parallel is the banter between Pete and Claudia, which is reminiscent of the dynamic between Xander and Willow on BTVS. In addition, Pete and Claudia bear gross resemblances to Xander (tall with dark hair and a goofy sense of humor) and Willow (a redheaded computer whiz). The doctor in the hospital is named "Trachtenberg" - Michele Trachtenberg played Buffy's sister in the latter seasons of BTVS. Pete suggests that they chop up Paracelsus into little bits, which is how the Judge in BTVS was prevented from reanimating. He also suggests beheading or burning him alive, both of which are methods for dispensing with vampires. Much is also made of the problems with having two warehouse caretakers competing for the caretaker position, also reminiscent of the problems faced by Buffy when another Slayer (first Kendra, then Faith) is activated. Sutton (Marster's character) also ironically refers to "drawing breath" (which, as the vampire Spike, he could not do). Spike sacrificed himself to keep the world safe, and Sutton thanks Myka for working at the Warehouse to keep the world safe, noting that "not everyone would." The showdown between Claudia and Paracelsus resembles the one between Buffy and Glory. Not surprisingly, Jane Espenson, who co-wrote this episode of Warehouse 13, was also a producer on BTVS. See more »

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Although Pete and Myka are supposed to be in San Francisco, the signs on the hospital depicted read Los Angeles. See more »

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Claudia Donovan: [Referring to Pete] He's a smart boy when he's not thinking about cookies or boobies.
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Agent Pete Jughead-Stupidity rides again
4 March 2015 | by (Monterey, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The Pete character proves yet again that somehow a gullible, childish and frankly stupid 12 year old hiding in an adult body could graduate from the Secret Service Academy and wind up on the Presidential detail. Are we to actually believe that Pete is so trusting of an arch villain that he would do his bidding which would lead to him being released and taking over the warehouse? Where are the famous "vibes"? The lack of reaction on the other character's part along with Claudia telling Pete it's not his fault is completely out of character and story line. How did Artie just let Pete go to "find out what he knows". Of course it's Pete's fault. If he hadn't so easily come under the influence of Paracelsus, the team would still have control of the warehouse. I think the writers just got tired and fed up at this point knowing they were canceled.


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