Published on June 15, 2013
2.01: Time Will Tell
2:01: Time Will Tell marks the first appearance of H.G. Wells on Warehouse 13 and the lighting of the Bering and Wells match.
Early into the episode, season 1 baddie MacPherson debronzes an unknown character and takes the cloaked person away from the Warehouse. Myka and Pete discover H.G. Wells is the person who was debronzed and begin researching their new nemesis.
Myka, gleefully carrying a stack of H.G. Wells' books, tells her Warehouse teammates, "You know that my dad used to read me H.G. Wells when I was a kid?" It's as if Myka somehow forgot that they're tracking an allegedly dangerous and evil fugitive. Her idolatry of H.G. was present from the start.
When Pete and Myka go to H.G. Wells' home in England, they unknowingly bump into her in the hallway, with Bering and Wells uttering their first words to each other:
Myka: "Oh, sorry." H.G.: "Sorry."
While Myka is looking through H.G. Wells' desk, she reads a newspaper article discussing Wells' support for the suffragette movement. She cynically guesses that Wells' progressive thinking is likely the reason he was bronzed - referring to men as "neanderthals." (17:30).
After speaking with Artie, Myka goes downstairs to find Pete, who at this point is being held hostage by a Tesla-bearing H.G. Wells. In a supremely lesbian statement, Myka announces that she needs to "process" the fact that H.G. Wells is a woman, while H.G. just enjoys the view of the woman standing in front of her.
Attempting to distract H.G., Myka calls Pete's cell phone, allowing Pete to get out of H.G.'s grasp. He sasses H.G., which invariably results in him getting his ass kicked, but then stone cold Myka pulls a gun (not a Tesla, a for reals gun) on H.G. Staring down the barrel of Myka's gun, H.G. relents, and interestingly, she does so in a very sensual manner.
Myka and the newly awoken Pete take H.G. into another room to interrogate her. Myka handcuffs H.G.'s wrists together, and simultaneously, the Bering and Wells fan fiction machine begins to churn.
H.G. mentions that men always end up letting her down, referring to them as "neanderthals," just as Myka did earlier. Hearing H.G. repeat her former statement, Myka becomes unnerved and has to turn away from her.
Pete demands H.G. tell them what she is looking for in her home. Curiously, H.G. looks to Myka, and even more curious, Myka looks back with a double eyebrow raise, prompting H.G. to start talking. I have no idea why they are looking at each other this way at this point, but off in the distance - that sound you hear? - that's a ship being built.
H.G. ends up tricking Pete and Myka to activating the cavorite in the room, slamming the duo into the room's ceiling. Wearing magnetic boots, H.G. undoes the handcuffs easily, puts on the Imperceptor Vest, and bids adieu.
Pete and Myka eventually get themselves off of the ceiling, heading back to the Warehouse to confront MacPherson and H.G. When the team detains MacPherson outside of the Escher Vault, he unwisely tries to turn on H.G., but she appears and quickly ends his life in a most painful way. Yikes.
The episode ends with H.G. looking quite modern in an unknown cafe. She is working on something she's been thinking about for quite a while, but whether it is good or bad for the Warehouse is yet to be determined.
- Random Note: The song playing at the end of the episode, while H.G. is in the unidentified cafe, is "Sour Times," by Portishead, which is below.
2.02: Mild Mannered
Towards the end of the episode (42:45), when the team is hanging out in Pete's room at Leena's B&B, Artie apologizes to Claudia for being distracted, but Claud notices some notebook paper sticking out of his jacket, and when she grabs it, it's covered in notes regarding H.G. Wells. She clearly has a way of embedding herself into the Warehouse team's consciousness, whether present or not.
2.03: Beyond Our Control
When mysterious occurrences start popping up around Univille, South Dakota, Artie is alerted by the Warehouse and when the camera cuts to him, he is seen researching and writing notes on H.G. Wells, similar to the ones Claudia grabbed from him in 2.02: Mild Mannered. (5:57).
Artie meets up with the rest of the team in town, and he hypothesizes that someone is intentionally placing an artifact in Univille as a way to distract the Warehouse team from more "pressing pursuits." (7:03) Pete guesses that the "someone" is MacPherson. Myka instead guesses/hopes, "H.G. Wells." Of course, she does.