‘Scorpion’ Recap: ‘US vs. UN vs. UK’
“Scorpion” Season 2 Episode 9 “US vs. UK vs. UN” aired last Monday, Nov. 15, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the Scorpion team gets blackmailed by MI6 to help assassinate a war criminal and an Ambassador to the United Nations. Meanwhile, Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), despite Walter O’Brien’s (Elyes Gabel) wishes, made a surprising choice in order to honor what Megan O’Brien (Camille Guaty) wanted. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened with Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) and Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) arguing over the fact that Sylvester felt that Megan O’Brien’s (Camille Guaty) wishes not to be intubated should be honored.
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Back at the garage, right after Ralph Dineen (Riley B. Smith), who was being helped out by Ray Spiewack (Kevin Weisman) get better at gym class, left, he team was told by Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) and Homeland Deputy Director Katherine Cooper (Peri Gilpin), that they would be working with MI6 agents Olivia Cromwell (Sonya Walger) and Ian Gleason (Damon Herriman) on a sensitive mission.
They were then told that they needed Team Scorpion to break into the United Nations so that Gleason could listen in on the covert deal that was going to take place between another delegate and Ambassador Madaky (Sammi Rotibi). It was before he gave a speech to the United Nations, as it turned out that he was a gun runner by profession.
Thankfully they were all able to sneak in to the United Nations without a hitch. Dr. Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas) distracted the NYPD Mounted Forces by distracting their horses with female horse urine. They were able to smuggle in everything they needed by hiding it in Paige Dineen’s (Katharine McPhee) fake baby bump, which held prosthetic hands. It allowed them to pose as the Italian delegation, and let Gleason and Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong) in from underneath the building.
However, they were immediately spotted by one of Madaky’s guards, which Gleason took out and turned on the team.
Cooper and the team then discovered that Gleason’s main mission was to assassinate the ambassador. It would require the now blackmailed team to get a security door open for Gleason to get into the meeting. However, the door presented a problem, which forced them to activate a different plan.
They managed to manipulate the elevators so that Madaky would get off at the seventh floor. Gleason fought them off, was shot in the stomach, and was thrown down the incinerator chute.
Afterwards, Paige stole a guard’s jacket for Cabe while Toby, with Ray’s help, became the translator for the Polish delegate, whose speech was before Madaky’s.
Paige then put makeup on Madaky in order to stall for time so that Walter’s and Happy’s makeshift salami bomb could be swapped with his laptop in his briefcase.
However, the bomb didn’t go off as planned but knocked one of Madaky’s men out.
Toby and Cabe then managed to manipulate Madaky and his men towards where Walter was, who deftly manipulated them out by dropping a match into the grate full of the methane gas, which caused Madaky to get into his car, which was actually being driven by Gleason.
As soon as Cromwell and Cooper caught up with them, Cromwell realized that they had all discovered that she was in league with Madaky. Walter had discovered it when he had been trying to hack into Madaky’s security door.
They then played out the entire charade down to the letter, to fake Gleason’s death and to get Madaky onto actual US soil so that he could get arrested. Cromwell then tried to shoot Cooper, but it turned out that she had removed the bullets from her gun. She had realized that Cromwell was dirty earlier on as well, as she knew her team well.
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Back at the hospital, much to Walter’s surprise, he discovered that the court order he had gotten to have Megan intubated no longer applied as Ray had presided over Sylvester’s and Megan’s quick marriage so that Sylvester’s say would supersede Walter’s court order. Finally, Walter gave in but told them that he wouldn’t stop trying to find a cure for his sister.
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