Let’s begin this Scorpion season 4 episode 2 review with a reminder that this is a show that loves to be big, bold, and crazy. If you like episodes that contain everything from Happy accidentally starting a war between Norway and Russia to Toby running around in a Speedo. This episode was action-packed, fun, and resolved most of the story of the premiere.
The downside came for Cabe in this episode for two different reasons: Not only did he have to put his job on the line, but he also had to spend the bulk of his installment having to work with none other than Mark Collins. We’re not sure that this is how anyone wants to spend their time! Nonetheless his ability to speak Russian proved infinitely more valuable than whatever Walter was doing when he was trying to lay low while massaging Paige’s back.
Ultimately, though, the main priority of the mission amidst all of the diversions antics-with-a-purpose was finding a way to launch a rocket that would effectively stop the end of the earth. The moment that Cabe really put his life on the line was uncuffing Collins to keep him from suffering. That didn’t work so well, since he ended up taking the truck and then taking off in turn. That’s not good — totally expected, but also not good. He left them in a situation where they had to save the world via their missiles and worry about getting out there after the fact. Happy, Toby, and Sylvester were flying about Cabe, Walter, and Paige in a helicopter, but because of the heavy snow they could find Collins.
Was the entire extinction plot real? The team insisted that it was and that firing off the missiles was essential. Yet, the end result of the mission was almost muted because of the aftermath of it: Cabe was worried about his future after Collins getting away. The guy is now out there, and while it doesn’t seem like he has anywhere to go, Collins is crafty. We’ve certainly learned that much.
Let’s just say that Toby is very concerned about Collins being out there. However, that was nothing in comparison to Cabe. Not only did he seem to lose his job, but it was so much worse: He was arrested in the closing minutes as a result of his actions!
Scorpion season 4 episode 2 was one of the most entertaining ones in some time when it comes to humor, and one of the most intense one when it comes to stakes. Having Collins out there in the open is probably a good thing for the show, mostly because it gives the writers another villain to play around with after the fact.
As for how we resolve the story with Cabe, that’s going to be one of the most interesting stories for the remainder of the season.