Scorpion debuted after its winter break with â€œWhite Out,â€ reminding us that no matter what our climate is like right now, it could be worse. Part of the Scorpion team had to travel to the South Pole to help out a group of soldiers. Also, itâ€™s a new year for Team Scorpion and some of the team members are working on their resolutions.
This week, Deputy Director Cooper has a new task that, of course, is a life or death situation. A group of soldiers are stuck in Darfur with no backup support. The satellites are down; thus, the soldiers canâ€™t reconnect their drones for air support. And since they are not supposed to be there, they canâ€™t just call in the cavalry. Everything must remain discreet. This sounds like a job for our geniuses.
Happy, Toby, Cabe, and Walter head to the South Pole to reconnect the satellite. As luck would have it, there was a huge storm coming causing a lot of problems for our team. The job was straightforward and simple; they should have only had to be there for a short time. But, then Toby jinxed everything when he said, â€œ12 hour flight for a two minute job.â€ Way to go! The storm comes in earlier than expected and creates a lot of trouble for the team.
The South Pole has become a full blown blizzard, and the team canâ€™t get the antenna to connect with the satellite from inside their nice and warm hut. They had to go out in the storm even though visibility was barely a few feet in front of them. Unfortunately, Happy got separated from the group and ended up stuck in a cavern in the middle of the storm. Toby set off on his own to find her. When Walter tries to protest, Toby looks at him and asks if he would do the same for Paige or if he would just go back to the hut. I wonâ€™t spoil all of the â€œfunâ€ they have in the freezing temperatures, but this episode was worth it, especially if youâ€™re pulling for Happy and Toby. Paige even helped in part of their rescue, surprising all of the geniuses. Sometimes, they donâ€™t put enough faith in her.
Back home, Ralph steps up to the plate to communicate with Decker, the soldier in charge of the operation on the ground. Decker was worried that the Scorpion team would not be able to make it in time to save them, but Ralph never lost hope. He kept telling Decker that Scorpion never fails. Thank goodness they didnâ€™t have to make a liar out of him. Ralphâ€™s quick thinking and positive attitude helped boost the soldiers spirits and keep the mission on track.
Happy definitely isnâ€™t acting like herself in this new year. Her resolution is to be more positive and less mean and sarcastic. Toby is completely taken aback. He seems both excited and almost a little disappointed, or maybe heâ€™s just confused, as we all are. Toby claims that resolutions donâ€™t work, but so far Happy seems to be doing well. Letâ€™s hope he didnâ€™t jinx this too.
After her harrowing ordeal in Antarctica, Happy sits down with her dad. She explains that she keeps remembering this song, but sheâ€™s not sure what song it is or why she remembers it. Happyâ€™s dad brings a video tape to show her a better time in their lives. Itâ€™s a home video of Happyâ€™s parents in her nursery. Happyâ€™s mother is pregnant with her and could not be more thrilled to become a mom. They start dancing to the song that is on Happyâ€™s mind. Happy says that she wants to be more like her parents from that video; she says that she has never been as carefree as they were in that moment.
Walter got into the New Yearâ€™s spirit with a resolution of his own. Walter has resolved to be more social. Of course in this day and age, Walter thinks if he gets a lot of likes and follows on social media, then he has achieved his resolution. Walter posted a video of Ferret Bueller and got almost 18,000 likes. He was pretty proud of that until he realized what real friendship looks like in the South Pole. Walter admits that maybe social media isnâ€™t the real way to be more social this year. He tells Paige that he wants to make new friends. What a turn this is for the Walter we know and love.