The last time that “Scorpion” aired a new episode on CBS, Tim said a fond farewell to the TV — well, sort of. The reality is that Walter made him feel small, and eventually he was encouraged into going out and taking a job that would be a much better showcase of some of his skills.
Without Tim around, you could say that the tension between him and Paige was palpable. She understandably blamed him for her boyfriend leaving, and no amount of kindness could make up for that at first. It may have been a good thing that the two parties had a rather big distraction, even if this said distraction was certainly far from a good thing for Cabe.
Saving Cabe – The main story of the week revolved around Robert Patrick’s character suffering an accident that threatened his life, so much so that Team Scorpion had to get creative in an effort to save him. In order to keep him alive, they basically had to kill him for the time being by freezing him. Then, they had to heal him and bring him back, which proved to be a rather difficult task.
For Patrick, we have to wonder what it must have been like doing most of this episode sitting there lifeless while the team members moved him about, opened his mouth, and threw water all over him. This was certainly “Weekend at Bernie’s: Scorpion Edition,” with the exception here being that nobody was pretending that he was moving around. Reviving him was a challenge, but at the same time they eventually were able to figure it out — while still engaging in some awkward moments like Walter and Paige having to get out in the water without their clothes on. Given what he said to her during the space rescue earlier this season.
Great “Scorpion” episodes are ones that do manage to give you a great amount of balance between incredibly creative missions and also important character moments, and this provided that. Specifically, the mission helped Walter and Paige deal with some of their issues.
When Cabe was back… – His first order of business was hoping to correct things with Allie. If you recall, she was the campaign manager for Sylvester’s rival in the election; even though they should be enemies, the two had a bond and Allie made it very clear a little bit earlier in the episode that she was interested in dining out with him.
Meanwhile, Cabe recovering gave him a chance to start to relax once more, and for Walter to try to make it up to him that the lasts words he told him before his death. He told Paige that he is trying to be better, more open person, but he does still have problems in that department.
Overall – A nice start to the year, and a satisfying entry. We’re not going to say that this was the most action-packed episode of the show, but that was fine since it allowed us to have a great Patrick performance and some rather cool science-y stuff. Nerds in action! Isn’t that the theme of this show? Grade: B.
Next time – There aren’t too many details available at the moment about the next new episode of “Scorpion,” but head over here to learn a thing or two more about what we know for the time being! (Photo: CBS.)