Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Scorpion - Grow a Deer, A Female Deer

After heading to Africa to help a nonprofit deal with a rise of poachers, Scorpion finds itself racing to protect an injured deer and a her newborn faun. The episode has plenty of action and humor, some of which works well and some... not so much. Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) in full dad joke mode is actually charming, but running gag of Walter's (Elyes Gabel)'s Cabe impression goes sour quickly as the team leader takes on the personality of the missing Cabe (Robert Patrick) who can't leave the country due to his impending legal troubles.

Given the amount of plot, the B-stories feel a bit shoehorned in here (Cabe's legal issues, Sly's new assistant, Scorpion's money troubles, Cabe's relationship issues), but the chaos back home does produce some fun moments including the various reactions to young Patty Logan (Nikki Castillo). While the writers continue to go a bit overboard on the urgency of the plot (did it really have to be one of only 5 endangered deer left alive?), the smaller scope of the action and its ramifications is a nice change of pace after the bigger extinction-level premiere.

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