Warehouse 13: Claudia
Artie discovers the warehouse hacker is a person from his past who will stop at nothing to regain what she has lost.
After two weeks of build up, “Claudia”, introduces us to the person who’s been trying to get into the warehouse computer system. The past few episodes have featured character development mostly for Pete and Myka but here we finally get a look at Artie’s past.
Right away we meet Claudia who has been searching for Artie. She kidnaps him to enlist his help in rescuing her brother, Joshua, who both believed was dead until Claudia recently started seeing him. He had been using an artifact to attempt teleportation but disappeared after trying it on himself. With the help of Pete and Myka, Artie and Claudia manage to find out what Joshua missed.
To be honest I was a little disappointed that the hacker wasn’t someone more interesting. Claudia went through so much to make herself frightening to Artie as the hacker but lost most of that intimidating nature when she revealed herself. For someone so angry with Artie she was fairly quick to trust that he would help her.
But alas, it was good to finally get some Artie back-story. It wasn’t terribly substantial but it gave us a look into the people he has seen lost because of the artifacts. It’s nice to know he has a past that explains why he is constantly reminding Pete and Myka to be careful. So far none of the artifacts they’ve encountered have really been that bad.
I’m still looking for a little more explanation on the nature of these artifacts in the show. I mean obviously this is science fiction and the science will have been embellished but sometimes it feels as though “Warehouse 13” isn’t even trying to come up with an explanation for what these artifacts can do let alone a plausible one.
Mostly this episode was designed to give us an introduction to the reoccurring character of Claudia. For the moment I haven’t really decided whether or not I’ll like her as an addition to the cast but I’ll give her a chance. At least she has proven herself worthy of being hired to work at the warehouse. I still have no idea what Leena is supposed to be doing there.
I wasn’t as satisfied with this episode as I have been with past ones but I am enjoying the science fiction and humour mix that “Warehouse 13” has been doing so well.