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Recap / Warehouse 13 S 1 E 10 Breakdown

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  • Almighty Janitor: The Regents. They place heavy emphasis on this philosophy.
  • Art Initiates Life: Affecting the painting in the fake B&B affects the room it depicts e.g. drawing on it produces a life sized mark and cutting a hole in it produces a cut to the actual room.
  • Butt-Monkey: Claudia cannot catch a break in this episode. Falling off a zipline, crashing into a house that tries to trap you, peeing on herself and getting her hands stuck in evil Sticky String. Also see the Tempting Fate entry.
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  • Broken Record: "ATTENTION WAREHOUSE AGENTS! Energy levels are now at critical mass."
  • Chekhov's Gun: The snowglobe.
  • Continuity Nod: The Aztec Bloodstone shows up again, this time in the Dark Vault.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Sylvia Plath's typewriter causes this.
  • Eldritch Location: The fake B&B inside the Warehouse. All exits (doors, windows, chimneys, even toilet bowls) lead back into the house and is designed to trap you there for eternity.
  • Happy Fun Ball: Sticky String. SERIOUSLY?
  • Impact Silhouette: Pete jokes that there's a Claudia shaped hole in the fake B&B roof.
  • Mundane Utility: Claudia has a magic snowglobe that can produce snow. She uses it to cool her drinks.
  • Nightmare Face: The baby doll's face that turns demonic when Pete talks to it.
  • Phantom Zone Picture: A variation. A painting of the fake B&B is what traps people in the life sized version located in the Warehouse.
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  • Rube Goldberg Hates Claudia's Guts
  • Self-Duplication: The Baylor Dodgeballs do this upon contact.
  • Super Window Jump: Pete tries to escape the fake B&B this way. He crashes back through another window.
  • Tempting Fate: Claudia doesn't even get halfway through her sentence when the Dark Vault generators start to fail.
    Claudia: "They should hold up long enough for us to-" (lights start shutting off) "realize my karma sucks."
  • Tyrant Takesthe Helm: Discussed. This is why people from ordinary occupations are elected as Regents so people like Popes, kings and government officials don't take control of the artifacts and potentially weaponize them.
  • Upto Eleven: The Dark Vault. Where the dangerous artifacts are stored.
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