“Scorpion” Season 1 Episode 20 “Crossroads” aired Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM on CBS. In this episode, the Scorpion team were enlisted to protect a genius witness from the deadly leader of a notorious cartel. Along the way, Tobias Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas) taught Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) and Walter O’ Brien (Elyes Gabel) a little something on how to take risks. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a very frustrated Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong) , the mechanical prodigy of the group, banging a wrench as she worked on her latest project as the group’s behavioralist, Tobias “Toby” Curits (Eddie Kaye Thomas) hadn’t showed up to their dinner date the night before as he took too much of a relaxant to calm down his nerves. He tried to give her several gifts which weren’t accepted, and Walter O’ Brien (Elyes Gabel) asked Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee) to make sure that the two would cooperate with each other, and to stop them from making the mistake of entering into a workplace romance. However, Toby informed Walter that he still liked Paige as he didn’t erase the heart with the stick figures of him and Paige that Toby had drawn. Meanwhile, human calculator Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) was worried about the fact that his yogurt was two days expired.
They were then called on by the US Marshalls to come up with a new strategy to safely bring Maya Hernandez (Ginger Gonzales), the main witness against and the former bookkeeper of cartel leader Hector Menjivar (Jason Manuel Olazabal) to Ventura, where she was supposed to testify against him.
They decided to use a typical convoy formation, and placed Maya, who would wear a prison jumpsuit to disguise her, in the fourth car with Walter; while the rest rode with Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick). Sylvester was to hack the GPS system, while Happy would deal with any mechanical issues, and Toby would keep an eye out for any patterns that he might see.
However, on the way, they were forced to split up after they were ambushed as they were cut off by an empty school bus. Hector managed to get to Walter and Maya, but before he could open the door locks of their bullet proof SUV, Walter caused the engine to explode by shoving bullet shells into the engine. They then met up with the others, and traded their SUV in with an old ‘70s car.
Inside, Paige tried to smooth over things with Happy and Toby by talking to Happy and asking her to give Toby another chance, but she refused to do so. They then all became surprised after Maya corrected Sylvester with the correct number of bullets that Hector and his men had.
They then stopped by a gasoline station as the car overheated. While they were inside, Paige noticed that Maya was pregnant, as the jumpsuit didn’t fit her, and as she was craving for pretzels. However, they immediately came under fire by Hector and his men, as the car dealer had given them the information he had needed.
Happy managed to create a slingshot which knocked out Hector’s henchman thanks to the fact that Maya knew where things were in the store, and Walter and Toby managed to get the car running using beer as coolant, which meant that they needed a new vehicle fast. On the way, they discovered that Maya was good with numbers as she was also a genius.
Walter and Cabe then posed as Hector’s collectors, and intimidated Ricky Lambert (Chad Todhunter), a hacker and forger who worked for Hector, into giving them his smart technology RV.
Inside, Walter and the team began to create a digital ledger with all of the cartel’s account, as Maya knew them all. This way, Maya and her child could live in peace. However, Ricky, who had realized that he had been tricked, hacked into and began to control the RV for Hector so that they would all die as they weren’t going to make the turn which was in a few miles as they were going at a very high speed.
Happy then went under the RV to manually access the panel, and then Walter managed to turn off the computer, as he went under as well. After they gained control, Toby pulled Walter out from under, and they remotely operated the RV to trick Hector into driving into Cabe and the police. They then wished Maya luck, as Cabe had made sure that she would have everything she needed to start a new life.
Back at the office, Toby told Sylvester to take a risk with the yogurt, and told Walter to tell Paige how he felt about her. He then drove to Paige’s apartment, but after he saw from outside that Drew (Brendan Hines) was there, he decided to just walk away.
And that was all for the recap on “Scorpion” Season 1 Episode 20 “Crossroads”. For more news, updates and recaps “Scorpion” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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