If there was ever a time for the phrase 'perfect storm', this was it. There was a storm around the Ancient Archives, something was going on in the Ovoid, and to top it off, his 'hey, there's something going on in Denver' ping pinged.
Artie packed Pete and Steve off to Denver, somewhat to Joshua's relief (because if anyone could remind Myka of the Warehouse, it would be Pete), and sent Claud to the Ovoid to help Leena. That left him to deal with the Ancient Archives along with Artie.
The walk down was quiet, if a bit steamy and punctuated by lightning. Once they got in, among the chaos was a statue of Zeus spewing lightning around the room.
"Oh, is that all?"
"All? Joshua, do you know what you're saying?"
"It's just a statue of...."
"Get me some goo."
Begrudgingly, he ran out to the nearest station and got a bucket of goo. Coming back in, he handed it to Artie who threw it on the statue. It smoldered a bit and disappeared.
"Shit. We need to go back and..."
"Artie, if you want to research, that's fine, but shouldn't we at least see what's up in the Ovoid?"
Begrudgingly, Artie nodded and stomped out of the Archives.
Eventually, they turn a corner, and go into the Ovoid. Claudia was backing up a machine with a crate on the front.
Artie blustered. "Who told you that you could drive that thing?"
"I did, Artie." Joshua sighed. Maybe he didn't, but that's not the point. "What's going on, Claudia?"