While the two-hour “Scorpion” premiere may have proven exciting with its talk of electric currents and a rescue mission at an oil pipeline, somehow this doesn’t quite compare just yet to the show taking a page from “Gravity” next week. This episode is entitled “It Isn’t the Fall That Kills You,” and based on what we are hearing, this is going to be a huge one for the Walter – Paige relationship. We cannot speak to whether or not they will be together by the end of it, but feelings may be out in the open far more than they were during tonight’s two episodes.
Yes, this episode will have romantic moments that cause ‘shippers everywhere to light up Twitter; yet, at the same time we don’t want to lose the fact that “Walter O’Brien in space” is such a fun premise for an episode that we’ll probably laugh about it for a few minutes next week before things get serious. It feels completely like an idea born out of someone just shouting things out for a whiteboard in the writers room.
There’s no real need to share a synopsis for this episode here given that we can sum it up as follows: Walter goes up in space because of an accidental rocket launch, and as he starts to run out of oxygen, it sends him into a series of Paige-related hallucinations. It’s a race against time for Team Scorpion to do what they can to have him home before he dies — and if he does die, we have no idea what in the world we’re writing about for the remainder of the series.
Obviously, we expect Walter to live; to us, the larger question is how this near-death event changes him, and also changes the way he expresses himself to others.
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