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I would say my particular understanding is that if you take Pete’s speech in Age Before Beauty and then accept Nell Scovell’s
horrible fucking travesties ofepisodes as part of the overall canon of the show, than I think there is a fair amount of support for the idea that Pete came to care for Myka in a very unbrotherly way, but understood she would never, ever feel that way about him. (“The real Myka would never kiss me, not even if her life depended on it!”) As a result, he became what she needed him to be, which is a protective older brother. I will admit that if that particular dynamic was on any other show but Warehouse 13? I would be fully on board with shipping those characters, though probably not actively shipping them myself.
Sadly, however, the support for that particular interpretation of Pete and Myka’s relationship is - for the most part - founded on the worst-written, most disgustingly-OOC episodes in the entire canon (with the exception of Age Before Beauty, which I enjoyed). It generally makes me want to tear my hair out thinking about the level of Myka character assassination that happens because of it.
In short, I think you can make an argument that Pete does indeed have romantic feelings for Myka, but the only way you can do that is to accept the characterization of Myka as an insecure, somewhat neurotic woman with (barring Sam) terrible, shallow taste in obnoxious jocks who is still hung up on high school and sekritely wants to be a mom.
And I can’t do it.
Reminder of the deleted scene from Vendetta in which this is Pete’s reaction to the suggestion he’s involved with Myka:
Ooh yeah. See I haven’t done a rewatch in a while and had forgotten about that, thanks Pertly.
So basically, nope, fuck it. Can’t do it. BROTP or nothing.