“Scorpion” Season 2 Episode 6 “Tech, Drugs and Rock and Roll” aired last Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM on CBS. In this episode, Walter O’ Brien’s (Elyes Gabel) attempt to mingle with others at a mixer ended up in disaster as it ended up becoming his one point of failure, which compromised the software that the Scorpion had been working on for billionaire Richard Elia’s (Andy Buckley) smart building. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Ray Spiewack (Kevin Wiesman) suggesting that Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) should mingle with others at a mixer that was happening after he gave a talk at a Tech Expo, even though it was the evening before the launch of billionaire Richard Elia’s (Andy Buckley) building, on whose software the entire team had been working on for weeks.
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There, he met Stella Donnelly (Alex Frnka), who insisted that she buy him a Long Island Iced Tea.
The next morning, Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas) told Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) that he was going to prove that he could be independent of Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), but throughout the events of the episode, he only ended up being a hindrance and got her annoyed at him.
Twenty five minutes before the launch of the building, a worried Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) and Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee) went over to Walter’s hotel room, only to find him passed out on the floor, and with his bed smelling like Stella’s cheap perfume.
This caused Paige to become quite annoyed with Walter throughout the episode, and later admitted that she had felt a little bit jealous about the fact that Walter had hit and seemingly hooked up with her, which Walter assured her not been the case, as he had no idea how he got into the room.
After the launch, things were going smoothly until Walter’s system began to shut down due to a malicious worm that had infected the system.
He then sent Happy into the geothermal room, where he later helped her put out the flames, which ended up in him burning his arm; and he sent Sylvester to the game room where the son of Elia’s head of security was.
Meanwhile, Elia’s team began to investigate how exactly the worm got onto the system, while Cabe and Paige began to investigate Stella.
They also discovered that it had been implanted externally, and kept on rebooting itself, in an attempt to sabotage them.
As the fire began to spread, Sylvester tried his best to keep the kids calm, and made smoke filtration masks for them out of the materials inside the aquarium inside the room.
Meanwhile, Toby braved the fire inside the server room to get inside, where he ended up getting sealed in. Walter then decided to kill the oxygen inside in order to kill the flames, but that would mean that he would be killing Toby in the process. Toby and Happy, recognizing the fact that Walter was trying to fix everything as he blamed himself for everything, especially as he had failed his mentor, told him to stop being reckless. However, he ended up killing the oxygen, and then, with Happy, created a sling with his fountain pen, which cracked the glass, allowing them to go in, and which allowed Happy to revive Toby.
The system managed to reboot, but ended up shutting down again, causing Sylvester to be trapped with the children.
The fire department helicopter then managed to lower down a rope ladder, which Walter grabbed, and with Happy, him and Toby as an anchor, the children managed to get out. Walter then had to fight off Elia and his head of security, who had received an anonymous email that it had been Walter’s fault, as he had to open the power again so that Happy could activate the light she was using to activate the solar panels that Sylvester was using as a ladder to get to them.
Meanwhile, Paige and Cabe discovered that Stella had been hired by Elia’s head of biometrics, Dan Smazely (Corey Brill), who had been upset that Elia had slashed his budget in order to accommodate Walter’s system. He had stayed near the building not just to help the firefighters in running point, but also to get the worm implanted in his arm to continue rebooting, causing the virus to come back again and again.
Afterwards, Walter learned that Elia didn’t hate him, and after Paige told him not to get discouraged about going out again, he decided to do so with Ray the next day.
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