‘Scorpion’ Recap: ‘Satellite of Love’
“Scorpion” Season 2 Episode 1 “Satellite of Love” aired last Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In the premiere episode of the season, the entire Scorpion team is back, after the new Director of Homeland Security, Adrianna Molina (Alana de la Garza), got the team back together in order to save Southern California from being blown to pieces by a nuclear-powered Russian satellite hurtling headlong into Earth. Read on to learn more about what happened in the premiere episode of the second season.
The episode began with a quick look as to what the members of team Scorpion were currently doing. Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee) was studying business and management due to the extra responsibilities that Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) while the rest of the team went about their usual shenanigans.
Former Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who had been working as a technical consultant for action films then received a phone call from Homeland Security reinstating him, and instructed him to get the team back together. Thanks to this, Cabe picked up Walter from the hospital, as he was still receiving therapy for his broken hand. However, Walter didn’t tell Cabe that he had post-concussion syndrome, which caused him not get dizzy often and to black out when things get stressful.
Back at the garage, Paige, with everyone else listening in, told Walter that she had kissed him in the hospital, but chalked it up to the high emotions they experienced at that time. The two then agreed to just be friends, which Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong) wanted for her and Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas).
They were then briefed by the new Director of Homeland Security, Adrianna Molina (Alana de la Garza) on the way to Roscosmos Aeronautical Center. It turned out that an illegal Russian satellite had veered off course thanks to getting damaged by space debris, which meant that they had to find a way to make it land in the ocean in order to save Southern California from a nuclear apocalypse as the satellite was nuclear powered.
However, even with Paige typing for Walter, Walter soon discovered that they weren’t being given enough information as it didn’t add up since he couldn’t get in. He then pulled Paige aside and told her about his health issues, as he felt that that might be the reason why he couldn’t come up with a better solution.
They then decided to force it to change its trajectory by hitting it with a missile. In order to calculate the coordinates for the missile, Happy and Toby snuck into the Russian Embassy, where Toby plugged a contraption into an outlet that allowed them to capture the system’s password. However, even though Sylvester Dodd’s (Ari Stidham) calculations were right, the missile didn’t hit it, which prompted Molina to realize that the US Government hadn’t been telling her the whole truth.
It turned out that the government had tried to knock out the Russian satellite out of orbit by using a dummy satellite, which made it worse. They were then distracted after Paige accidentally opened a video clip of her kissing Walter, as Walter had hacked into the hospital to see if for himself.
They then decided to use one of the United States’ top secret drone jets to enter the new coordinates to the satellite as they would be near each other in a few minutes. However, they weren’t able to make it as Walter had to take some time removing a virus from his laptop.
However, they then decided to create an electromagnetic pulse device that would be able to reboot the satellite into safe mode. However, as Happy got knocked out by a loose wire, Paige had no choice but to go up in the weather balloon with Walter, where they continued to agree to just be colleagues.
Upon nearing the satellite, Walter slipped, causing him to hold on for dear life as his parachute slipped off. Paige then managed to set off the EMP, but even though they were able to redirect the satellite into the ocean, Sylvester forgot to figure in their position, which meant that the satellite was headed towards them. However, thanks to some quick thinking on Paige’s part, they managed to land safely.
Later, Happy admitted to Toby that she had been scared of entering into a relationship with him, and Paige and Walter decided to test their theory out by kissing each other. However, for the sake of the team, the two lied to each other and said that they didn’t feel anything at all.
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