Wanna see Eureka stars Erica Cerra and Niall Matter doing something really, really different? Then check out tonight's episode of Warehouse 13, in which they play married scam artists. (Spoilers ahead!)
"Niall heard about it before I did, and he called me up and he goes, 'So are you going to do Warehouse?'" Cerra recalled last week during an exclusive telephone interview. "I said, 'What?' He goes, 'Well, apparently they'd like us to do a Warehouse 13 episode as a couple,' and I thought, 'That sounds like fun. I'll let you know when I hear about it.' Then I got a call, and they said they'd love me to do an episode with Niall. And it was fun. It was neat for us to do something else together. Niall and I have a really good chemistry. We work really, really well together. So it was easy for us to go, 'OK, now we're husband and wife.'"
The episode, "Duped"—which will premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy—features Cerra and Matter as Jillian and Gary Whitman, the aforementioned scam artists. The Whitmans seem to be enjoying way too much luck in Las Vegas, and Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanna Kelly)—or a reasonable facsimile of Myka; that's a whole other story—arrive in town to grab and go with the artifact that's bringing the couple such good fortune.
"Gary is a bit more involved in the scams than Jillian," Cerra said. "The idea that we came up with is that she's very much in love with her husband, and he was a crook, and she goes along with what he does because she loves him, she loves the money, and they've now come across this really cool artifact. And they're utilizing it. They want to make as much money as they can, bank it and move on with their lives and start a family."
Cerra added, "So, they're not really hardened, evil criminals. They're just people who have found a way to make some quick cash, and they're taking advantage of it. Where they're coming up with a bit of a problem is this artifact is quite addictive."
Eureka airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.