This show is at its strongest when it focuses on the created family aspects of this team of wonderful amazing people. The aspects of this episode that felt the most like vintage Warehouse centered on this reaffirmation of the Claudia/Artie and Myka/Pete partnerships in a way that showed why they are the strongest partnerships while also showing us how far they’ve come in 4 years.
When you think about it, there’s no way Pete would have said that to anyone else, maybe not even Myka 2 years ago before they rebuilt that trust in S3. With Claudia and Artie, keeping the camera tracked on Artie’s face as he listened to Claudia reaching out and paying it forward, was a great way of showing us how they’ve left permanent marks on each other’s lives.
And I really liked how it was drawn together by the two newbies bonding together and finding ways to accept the Warehouse and the B&B as their new home. The little things like Steve’s lasagna and Artie putting up Abigail’s photograph - that’s what makes this show so strong, because it fleshes out how people become families.
At the heart of it, this show is a family show and that’s what makes me sad that it airs way too late for kids to watch and that we’re losing it next year.