Scorpion season 4 episode 12 is far from the first episode of a crime series to take a page from It’s a Wonderful Life for a holiday episode. It’s fairly commonplace and for good reason — it’s a wonderful convention to think about what characters would be and act like in an alternate universe, and it also helps to better understand the impact of each character coupled with their individual psychology.
Below, the Scorpion season 4 episode 12 synopsis that CarterMatt has for you offers up some more information regarding how this is going to play out in this particular installment:
“A Christmas Car-Roll” – On Christmas Eve, when Walter chooses work over spending quality time with his friends, he falls down the stairs and hits his head, and as he lays unconscious, he enters a dream world where Team Scorpion never existed, on SCORPION, Monday, Dec. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
This episode offers up an opportunity to see what Scorpion is like without Team Scorpion — presumably in this world Walter is still alive, which makes this a little different than It’s a Wonderful Life in that regard. Yet, every character is going to find themselves in a different spot trying to figure out who they are and what they want from the world. We can’t imagine that anyone in Team Scorpion is anywhere near as complete without it. For example, are Happy and Toby together, does Ralph feel accepted, or is Cabe off as some sort of ruthless killer without much sympathy or humanity towards people like Walter? This should be fun to explore, and more than that he should understand the value of his friends as a result of this dream. He should understand that it’s the people who make his work so fulfilling and without them, he would be an empty shell.
This is the perfect episode of Scorpion to get you prepared for the holiday season — in the event that you want even more festive cheer beyond this, know that CBS is going to repeat another holiday episode of Scorpion in “Wreck the Halls” on Christmas Day.
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