Okay, raise your hand if you were shocked that Steve got off the metronome this quickly.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that Steve and Claudia aren’t tied together at the nerve endings anymore. I’m just surprised they opted to only have him on the metronome for seven episodes. Honestly, I’m grateful they didn’t run the gimmick into the ground to the point that we wanted Steve dead again just to get rid of it.
But, wow... what away to get rid of it. Seems like Steve was not the only one who got a "Second Chance." As we went to learn more about Steve’s sister Olivia, we met his mom Emma Jinks (played by the incredible Laura Innes) and we found out why they are not in agreement about his sister's death. I’m glad we got to see Steve angry and sad; he was feeling a bit mono-dimensional, only having the worried or silly sides showing.
How powerful was Emma's comment to Steve about how he was only thinking of the guy who killed Olivia, but she was thinking of Olivia herself to let go of her anger? Anger (or any emotion) that festers because there is no way to resolve it fully will just eat you up. Bravo, Steve, on getting to the point where you are willing to try and let it go.
Meanwhile, to get to the bottom of an artifact, Pete did what Pete does best: annoy people. I was not expecting the twist that the artifact was in Cody’s chest. I have a lot of respect for Pete for continuing to stand up to Cody, making him realize that he wasn’t a killer. Forcing him to admit that was pretty damn brave.
I called it last week that Artie was about at the end of his rope and it wasn't going to be too long before Mrs. Fredric, Leena or HG confronted him fully about the astrolabe. Just 10 minutes into the episode we were all rewarded with Artie finally giving the details to all three at once.
This led to my second surprise of the night, when Mrs. Fredric sent the astrolabe away with HG. Oh, how I will miss my English-accented beauty while she is away. But I have to guess she will be very motivated to keep the astrolabe safe so that she doesn't die again. Here is to hoping she makes it back to us safely.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Are you glad Steve is off the metronome? How long do you think it will be before we see HG again? Be sure and stop by our Warehouse 13 Quotes to see if your favorite made the list.
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