This is my favourite episode to date; there were the usual somewhat silly sci-fi artefacts but there was also a real sense of danger. Claudia was clearly being affected by what she is doing to save her brother and as she isn't a previously established character there is no guarantee that she will survive. Allison Scagliotti does a fine job in the role of Claudia; she has some great scenes with Saul Rubinek's Artie. The way the clues were hidden was rather fun even if ultimately their solution hinged on both Myka and Artie being able to read Latin. The ending, as Mrs Frederic talks to Artie about Claudia's future, given the secrets she has uncovered was nicely ambiguous. Overall a really good episode.
When it finally ended, it had the obvious telegraphed happy ending that could have been predicted from the previews. There was no need to sit through the cluttered inane dialogue and faux investigative work.
And they already have us set up for the humorous obvious outcome of Artie's new ultimatum from Mrs. Fredericks. This show is like playing Candy Land. The board is cool but the rules are simple and the path always leads to the same place. If you turn over cards long enough, you will end up at the gingerbread warehouse.
Next Tuesday I think I'll read a good book.