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Warehouse 13: The Big Snag

A mishap with an artifact traps Pete and Myka in a fictional 1940s world where they have to solve a murder to escape... but someone doesn't want them to. Meanwhile, Claudia and Steven convince Artie to go along with them to investigate reports of stolen cars, and Artie starts taking dangerous risks.

Episode Info
Episode number: 4x13
Airdate: Monday May 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SHOWCASE) May 19, 2013

Guest Stars
Faran TahirFaran Tahir
As Adwin Kosan
Missi PyleMissi Pyle
As Lily Abbott
America OlivoAmerica Olivo
As Rebecca Carson
Enrico ColantoniEnrico Colantoni
As Anthony Bishop

Co-Guest Stars
Marqus BobesichMarqus Bobesich
As Joel Lambeth
Jefferson MappinJefferson Mappin
As Caspian Barnabas
Aaron SternAaron Stern
As Waiter
Vanessa SmytheVanessa Smythe
As Coat Check Girl
Main Cast
Eddie McClintockEddie McClintock
As Pete Lattimer
Joanne KellyJoanne Kelly
As Myka Bering
Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
As Artie Nielsen
Allison ScagliottiAllison Scagliotti
As Claudia Donovan
Aaron AshmoreAaron Ashmore
As Steven Jinks


Myka and Pete are in the warehouse collecting errant static electricity using an artifact elephant statue. Several of them move in at the same time and Pete manages to catch all four. A blast of electricity goes into the nearby books and blank pages fall down on the agents. Suddenly the agents find themselves in black and white, wearing 1940s clothing, They look out the windows of the office they're in and realize that in Chicago. Myka checks one of the pages that fell with them and discovers that it's the title page for an unfinished novel by Anthony Bishop. She remembers that Bishop had writer's block, went insane, and killed himself... turning his manuscript into an artifact...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Turner LaytonAfter You've GoneLily singing at the club

Episode Quotes
Pete: Score one for some Indian name whose name I can't even pronounce.
Myka: Okay, Vyasa wasn't some dude. He was the author of the Vedas.
Pete: Yeah.
Myka: The author of the oldest sacred text ever written. The basis of Hinduism.
Pete: Never read him. Waiting for the Bollywood version.

Myka: It's like 1940s.
Pete: Oh, come on, not time travel again.
Myka: No, no, it's not time travel. The 1940s were in color, much like the rest of history.

Artie: Yeah, a--all right. We'll take Scarlett.
Claudia: What, you named your car?
Artie: You wear torn clothing. We all have our quirks.

Steven: So how's my acting?
Claudia: I'm not going to lie to you. (walks off)

Pete: Dame said the last place she saw her husband was his office. She may have said more, but I was too busy staring at her gams. The only thing stopping them from going on forever was the floor.
Myka: Pete, are you narrating?
Pete: No, I'm just--I'm getting into character.
Myka: When other people are around.

Myka: Pete, it's the 40s. You could have bribed him with $5.
Pete: And I want change from that C-Note, see? He's not coming back, is he?

Waiter: Excuse me. Are you the private dick?
Pete: Uh, why, yes, Yes, I am. Mykes, did you notice how i didn't make a joke there. I think I'm maturing.

Myka: You would've done great in the 40s.
Pete: Charm is timeless.
Myka: Or women got smarter.

Pete: Did you get the Elephant lady?
Myka: No, I decided to stick around and bring you back to life.
Pete: Right. Good choice. Thanks.

Rebecca Carson: You and your loogan just made a trip for biscuits. I'm putting you in a wooden kimono.
Pete: That's not even English.

Anthony Bishop: One more second with her is a happier ending than a lifetime without her.
Pete: Okay, now, that is a good line.

Cultural References
Pete: Bring it, Electric Boogaloo.

Breakin' 2, Electric Boogaloo is a 1984 movie, a sequel to Breakin', and generally considered even worse than the original. Since then "Electric Boogaloo" has become a meme referring to any lousy sequel, appended to any movie title (i.e., Highlander 2: Electric Boogaloo).

Pete: It's the end of Casablanca.

At the end of the 1942 movie Casablanca, Rick and Ilsa say their goodbyes on a fog-covered airport landing tarmac.

Pete: That was the stuff dreams are made of, sweetheart.

Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) says the famous line "The stuff that dreams are made of" when referring to the title object in the 1941 movie The Maltese Falcon.

Episode References
Pete's comment about a Raymond St. James flick refers back to the actor in the episode "Beyond Our Control."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorD. Brent Mote  |  Jane Espenson
Executive ProducerDrew Z. Greenberg  |  Mark Winemaker  |  Jack Kenny
Co-Executive ProducerDiego Gutierrez (1)  |  Holly Harold  |  Nell Scovell
Supervising ProducerChris Fisher  |  Robert Goodman
Co-ProducerDeric A. Hughes  |  Benjamin Raab  |  Gregg Tilson
Production DesignerFranco De Cotiis
EditorJohn W. M. Heath
CastingRobin D. Cook  |  Jonathan Oliveira  |  Suzanne Goddard-Smythe  |  Ty Harman
Line ProducerTed Miller (2)
Unit Production ManagerTed Miller (2)
First Assistant DirectorPierre Ouellet
Second Assistant DirectorDavid Forsyth (1)
MusicEdward Rogers
Music EditorBen Zales
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Aimee Bond
Costume DesignerJoanne Hansen
Key GripTim Sauder
Set DecoratorCarol Lavoie
Location ManagerVince Nyuli
Property MasterKerry Spurrell
Production Sound MixerThomas Hidderley
Assistant EditorTom Runquist
Post Production SupervisorKatie Lilly
Supervising Sound EditorJack Levy  |  Daniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerJohn W. Cook II
On-Line EditorPete Fausone
Director of PhotographyMichael McMurray
Art DirectorKim McQuiston
Assistant Production CoordinatorEric Gamache
Post Production CoordinatorSamantha Hollon
Visual Effects SupervisorClint Green
Production AccountantKaren Colaco
"A" Camera OperatorDavid Towers
Visual Effects ProducerDarren Cranford
Assistant Production ManagerLisa Perone
ColoristRobert Tomaszewski
Sound DesignDaniel Colman
First Assistant Art DirectorHamish Buchanan  |  Christian Huffman  |  Robert Nowacki  |  Rudy Braun
Visual Effects Project ManagerDennis Temprile
Key GafferJohn Botelho
Key MakeupBurton Leblanc
Key HairRegan Noble
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