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We delved into the background of Walter on Scorpion Season 1 Episode 2.

Via a flashback early on, viewers learned that Walter’s sister, Meghan, has MS, a condition that is slowing worsening and confining her to a home.

This illness – along with the personal responsibility Walter feels for tracking down a cure – tied in very well with the Scorpion Case of the Week, as a group of kids were targeted with a deadly virus by a grudge-holding bio-hacker.

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Joel Gretsch, meanwhile, guest-starred as the governor of California.


The character was also an ex-researcher at a major pharmaceutical company, which made the politician the target of a former member of a spinal disorder drug trial who he and his team wronged when they pulled the drug from contention for that disease.

Following along so far? Okay. Good.

Paige finds out about Walter’s sibling and her colleague’s past attempts to cure her in a very emotional moment between the two, making Scorpion come across as more than just a run of the mill procedural.

This was especially true this week because viewers also learned some background about other team members, such as Toby finding it hard to get over his ex-fiancee, a tidbit gleaned from a voicemail rejection left by Toby’s ex-flame.

Ari, meanwhile, served as comedic fodder once again, as he’s afraid of getting physically involved with the case and has firmly established himself as the lovable, sensitive, brilliant teddy bear of the team.

Our favorite scene from this episode? Probably the banter between team members after their first legitimate paychecks arrive.

It’s this sort of chemistry that will be key for Scorpion. It needs to stand apart from the MANY other procedurals on the air right now and the most effective way to accomplish this goal was illustrated here: a focus on characters over cases.

Go watch Scorpion online if you missed the installment and decide: Has this series earned a spot on your DVR yet?