Thursday, November 5, 2015

Scorpion - Crazy Train

A runaway subway train with Paige (Katharine McPhee) and Ralph (Riley B. Smith) aboard sends the entire team into action to find a way to keep all the passengers alive until they can safely stop the train. Once again, one of the better episodes of the season doesn't deal with world-ending stakes, but a personal story where the fate of members of the team hang in the balance. And, keeping with last week's theme of Walter's (Elyes Gabel) reckless attempts of heroism, the leader of Scorpion will not only find a way to jump onto the moving train but also attempt to sacrifice himself in order to give both Paige and Ralph a better chance at survival.

Properly diagnosing the reason for the train's high speed and narrowly avoided derailments, the team also is able to properly identify those responsible who were attempting to use the tragedy and the resetting of the subway cars across the city to provide the perfect opening for an otherwise impossible heist. In the end the group walk away victorious and ready for whatever may come next. And Walter, like first time amateur boxer Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) closes out the episode with sore jaw courtesy of a blow he never saw coming. Despite multiple members getting punched in the face and thrown around a subway can, the episode ends on a far lighthearted note with Toby discovering the completely unexpected way Happy (Jadyn Wong) has been spending her time.

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