‘Scorpion’ Recap: ‘Crazy Train’
The episode began with Dr. Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas) getting a black eye and getting knocked out after his first fight in the ring. However, he decided to still give it one more try so that Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), who hadn’t been there due to a prior engagement, would see him in a more manly light.
Back at the garage, Ray Spiewack (Kevin Weisman) invited Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) to the beach with him and wondered why Walter preferred to work on his rocket than to go with Paige (Katharine McPhee) and Ralph Dineen (Riley B. Smith) on a field trip to the museum. However, after Ray became a little bit more pensive after Walter tried to move a picture of Ray’s with a medal attached to it, which he said wasn’t his.
Meanwhile, everything was going smoothly on the train ride for Paige and Ralph until it missed their stop and started speeding up. Because of this, Paige called up the Scorpion team, who tried to gain control of the train by hacking the Department of Transportation.
Failing that, Walter got Ralph and Paige to move to the right side of the train. They greased the track with lard from a burger joint in order to try to slow down the train as it was coming to a curve in the tracks. Thankfully, their plan worked, and the train didn’t derail.
Ralph then hacked open the doors to the front cabin of the train so that his mother could gain access to a lever that could manually stop the train. However, Paige discovered that the lever wasn’t there. It made the team realize that someone had deliberately sabotaged the train, and was controlling it remotely, in order to steal something from the Los Angeles Airport. It was situated right above one of the subway tunnels, which they now had access to since all the trains except for Paige’s had been called back into their respective yards.
It turned out that they were right- someone had indeed dug into the baggage area of the airport in order to steal a collection of gold coins. Thankfully, Happy managed to shock the thief into unconsciousness.
While Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) and Toby began to interrogate the thief, Walter managed to enter the train, thanks to Paige busting one of the train’s windows with Ralph’s telescope. Once inside, he began trying to create a firewall so that he could gain control of the train.
While Walter did this, Paige and Ralph began to construct a long pole out of canes and umbrellas in order to flip the switch on an upcoming junction box, so that the train wouldn’t end up on a track that would lead them into an unfinished subway platform. Thankfully, Happy managed to switch the lever just in the nick of time, as Paige had accidentally dropped the pole that she had created.
Walter then managed to gain control of the train thanks to the fact that Toby’s mind games had caused the thief to give up the name and location of his partner, who was currently controlling the train.
However, they soon discovered that they didn’t have much time left. The grease that they had placed on the tracks had leaked and the friction between the wheels and the train tracks were causing the train to overheat.
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Walter then had everyone go to the other car, and much to Paige’s surprise and alarm, Walter stayed behind in the other car, which he decoupled from their train car.
Thankfully, he managed to get out in time, before the car stopped and derailed, by climbing out of the roof.
Afterwards, Paige, who had gotten very much scared by what Walter had done, slapped him in the face.
Back at the garage, Ray told Walter that he cared about Paige, as he was making the effort to distance himself from her, and told him that putting distance between oneself and the people one cared about wasn’t a good idea. He then opened up and told Walter that the medal was supposed to be for a good and late firefighter friend of his, whose family he had distanced himself from as he had blamed himself for his friend’s death.
Afterwards, Paige told Walter that she had felt frightened that she was going to lose him forever, and the two would have probably kissed if Cabe hadn’t interrupted them. Cabe needed Walter to go with them as Toby had decided to go to the bar that Happy had been going to.
It turned out that Chet (Pete Giovene) had been her comedy coach, and Toby realized that there was still hope for them to get together, but decided against actively pursuing it for now.
Later, Walter told Cabe that he planned not to distance himself from Paige any longer.
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