Review: Warehouse 13 1.09 – “Regrets”
Original Airdate: September 1, 2009
Rating: TV-14 (Recommended for people 14 or older)
Screencaps from krissiecaps at LiveJournal.
Let me just say that I am so happy with this week’s episode.
The field team is sent to a prison down in Florida which has experienced a strange string of unexplained suicides. Pete and Myka are trying to solve why these people are offing themselves for apparently no reason at all, with the complications of both a tropical storm and a semi-unhelpful prison warden. However, Pete and Myka find an unlikely ally in an old prison inmate-turned-priest who was sentenced for killing his wife.
Meanwhile, back at the Warehouse, Claudia and Artie are bickering about a twitchy light bulb. Claudia has decided to take matters into her own hands and decides to use Volta’s lab coat to magnetically scale the high metal columns to try and fix the light bulb herself. However, things do not go as planned and Claudia ends up being stuck to a girder.
Back with Pete and Myka in Florida, the storm is getting worse and the Prison doctor has committed suicide after thinking he was to blame for his friend’s death. While all of this is going on, Myka keeps having these visions of her dead partner, Sam, and Pete has visions of his dead father. In the end, the solution for the field agents is to put a quartz cross on the wall where the previous warden had it, while the answer for Claudia and Artie is to de-polarize the labcoat, with the help of Artie’s mashed-up homespun gadget. Myka finally decides that she cannot live in the past anymore and finally stops blaming herself for the death of her previous partner, while Artie teaches Claudia a lesson by having her copy lines on a blackboard.
Overall, I am fairly impressed with the psychological depth of this episode. The way that both Myka and Pete both get a sense of relief by the end of it makes me feel sorta optimistic for their future, maybe even as a couple (fingers crossed). One other thing that really worked for me in this episode was Claudia and Artie’s dynamic. In this one, it is Artie who serves as the hero saving Claudia from a predicament, which seems to contradict the dynamic that I observed in previous episodes.
All in all, I would give this episode a 4.9 out of 5.
Keep it up, SyFy!