Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Scorpion - Crossroads

Road trip! Team Scorpion signs up to protect a federal witness (Ginger Gonzaga), pressured into testifying by the U.S. Government, whose testimony could take down the leader of a powerful drug cartel (Jason Manuel Olazabal) who will stop and nothing to make sure the woman never makes it to the courthouse alive. Despite an intricate plan involving decoy vehicles and disguising the witness as a prisoner things fall apart almost immeadiately. Realizing the drug lord has a mole somewhere within the chain of command it falls to the team on their own, without any back-up, to deliver the woman in one piece.

"Crossroads" has a nice mix of zany and action including Happy (Jadyn Wong) going all MacGyver to build a makeshift weapon in the backroom of a gas station, the team's short stint in a 70s van complete with wall-to-wall shag carpeting, and Happy and Walter (Elyes Gabel) both sliding underneath a runaway motor home to gain back control before the villains drive our heroes off a cliff. We also get a nice twist by discovering the witness is, to use Walter's language, "one of them." The woman's keen mind comes in hand more than once allowing the group to steal the RV from people after them and provide the government with alternate evidence allowing her to slip away without further endangering her life by testifying.

The romantic misadventures of Happy and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) continue this week with Toby sleeping through and missing the dinner date he fought so hard to win. Not surprisingly, he spends most of the episode trying to claw his way out of the dog house he's put himself in before the relationship ever began. Toby's complete mishandling of the sitution along the limbo Sylvester (Ari Stidham) puts himself into involving his favorite discontinued yogurt flavor inspire Walter to finally admit his feelings for Paige (Katharine McPhee), although he discovers he may already be too late given the return of Drew (Brendan Hines).

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