USA | Scorpion “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Vote” Review
The Scorpion team had quite the case this week in “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Vote.” Walter has been sidelined since he has been flagged as a person of interest, suspected of citizenship fraud. He’s not allowed to work on the latest case, which doesn’t fly well with someone like Walter. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is heading to a super secret data farm that is responsible for tallying the votes for the Presidential Election.
The government brings a new case, but they won’t let Walter be involved. Cabe reminds them that they better take the case if the President of the United States is asking personally, or else they won’t get another government case. The team goes to an underwater data farm where the votes are being tallied for the election, when Sly finds that there’s a bug in the system. The bug traces back to the President’s Chief of Staff.
At this point, Walter finds a way to sneak out of the garage and join the rest of the team. The team gets to the Chief of Staff’s tablet where the virus is, but of course, she’s not really involved. The virus just looks like it’s coming from her. It’s actually the Chinese manipulating the data. They want an undervote, so most of the country’s votes won’t actually get tallied. Then, when the US realizes that something went wrong, the country will be in complete chaos, which creates opportunities for the Chinese. Thankfully, the Scorpion team gets to the Chinese in time to stop the manipulation. The votes will come in normally, and the election is saved.
Paige and Tim are getting pretty cozy in their relationship. Tim and Ralph are getting along, and Tim invited both Paige and Ralph to the Veteran’s ball. Paige and Tim both seem excited, but the rest of the team jumps to crazy conclusions once Tim reveals that his parents will also be there. Toby quotes statistics about the number of people who get engaged and married after meeting the parents.
Ralph asks his mom if she likes Tim and if he’s nice to her. Ralph says that he just wants her to be happy. Ralph has really come a long way, and Paige was really shocked and pleasantly surprised by him. Before they head off to the dance, Ralph tells Walter that he should have taken Paige dancing when he had the chance. Ralph had so much fun on the case with Walter that he said they could have been partners forever.
After their case, Cabe says there will be a surprise. Even though Walter broke a ton of laws, the President of the United States is eternally grateful for his help taking down the Chinese hack and saving the election. Walter’s INS agent shows up, and she seems frustrated. She explains that Walter and Happy were not fooling her at all. If she had it her way, Walter would be deported, and Happy would be prosecuted. Thankfully, Walter and Team Scorpion just saved the United States from certain turmoil, and the President pushes his citizenship through. The INS agent begrudgingly congratulates Walter on becoming a US citizen. Walter is proud to be an American, and Toby and Happy can finally get married.
Toby is still on Happy’s case with her pregnancy. Happy had a doctor’s appointment after their case, and when she gets back, she’s visibly upset. Toby thinks that telling her about Walter’s citizenship will have her jumping up and down, but she shrugs it off. When Toby asks what’s wrong, she reveals some bad news. She isn’t pregnant. Her blood test showed a false positive due to cadmium poisoning from working on the solar panels.
Happy was so terrified to be a mother, but it’s clear that she really wanted this baby. She recalls her childhood in the orphanage. She saw everyone else’s parents waiting outside after school to pick them up, but she had to walk to the orphanage by herself. She was looking forward to waiting for her child. Toby promises that they will have a family. For once, Toby seems to say exactly what she needs. He then re-proposes, and Happy accepts. I guess she can finally wear the engagement ring.