Guy Gardener wrote:
I rewatched the pilot again a week back... When Pete confronts Artie in the Museum for the first time, Artie calls on Pete by name without introduction. I just assumed that Artie studied up before he sacked up, but if Pete is the son of a Regent, even if Artie didn't already know that, Red flags would have come up next to his name any time a Warehouse Mission might intersect with routine...
Maybe Artie used to baby sit Pete when he was in diapers and all this has been to groom Pete to be Regent after his mother passes on?
I don't know. My impression is that Artie didn't know who any of the Regents were until he met them in that diner back in Season One. That seemed to be his first ever actual run-in with the Regents. Indeed, the fact that the Regents were just ordinary people from all walks of life had to be explained to him.
On the other hand, I do want to see a flashback to one of those Thanksgiving dinners back when Pete was married to Seven of Nine . . . .