This is part 4 of the Warehouse 13 Q&A, with Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, & Allison Scagliotti. If you missed parts 1, 2, & 3, check them out HERE (Pt 1), HERE (Pt 2), & HERE (Pt 3)
On how the characters responded to Aaron’s character coming in
Allison: Would you mind if I start this one off?
Saul: Go ahead.
Allison: Claudia was expecting a bit of a promotion I think starting out really just kind of like, Myka is gone, let’s get her back but in the interim. I’m here, Pete needs a partner, let’s go. And that’s not what Artie’s got in mind and so she feels a little slighted when this new guy comes aboard. Not exactly friendly to him initially, but sort of getting to know him more and Steve imparting his wisdom into a frustrated 20-year-old really brings Claudia around and the relationship goes from, at first prickly, to one of real familial love and that becomes extremely important to Claudia over the course of the season.
Eddie: Yes, in regards to Pete, I think he’s still stinging from the way that Myka decided to leave the Warehouse. He feels like she basically ditched him and so he doesn’t want have anything to do with the new guy. And I actually think he’s pushing for Claudia to come out with him because he knows Claudia. He cares about Claudia and Claudia doesn’t remind him of the fact that Myka has gone and kind of left him hanging as if were.
Saul: Well, it’s tricky because the most important thing, you get the feeling from the pilot episode that Mrs. Frederic and I had some discussion about bringing Myka and Pete in and from what happened when Claudia arrives at the Warehouse, there was a discussion about even terminating Claudia on some levels. It was terrifying if I do say what happened, but there was procedure for terminating someone forever in a way, terminating them. And bringing her in to the Warehouse was on my head.
There was a responsibility. I have to see how it’s going to work out. Artie’s constantly observing to see how the relationships are playing out and to see whether there’s any bonding happening or whether there’s friction. And if any of that is useful in terms of the job. Also, it’s like bringing a new kid into the family that we’ve adopted. So Artie’s responsibility as a boss is one thing but then he gets emotionally attached and that happens and it could play havoc with the way things operate. It could work well for the Warehouse. But it could also create danger. In our case, both things happen. It works well and it also creates danger.
So he is like – he does fit in as an actor, really well. As a character, he does and he doesn’t. There are things that – aspects for his personality, there are (off footing) and because we do miss – the agents certainly miss Myka and her presence and how the chemistry works and their aspects to his character certainly I think he’s a little bit more straight-laced in some areas. He’s ethically a very by-the-book – has really – his hierarchy of values is really strong and it plays a part in the storyline.
[That was my question!]
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