Episode two of Scorpion did not have as spectacular a problem to solve as in the pilot, there were no jet passenger planes falling out of the sky killing hundreds this week. In A Single Point of Failure death was still an issue but in numbers much smaller, just as the potential victims themselves were small. The first on the list of the dying was the governor’s daughter whose health was failing at a rapid rate with doctor’s giving the girl less than 24 hours to live.
Scorpion on CBS started off not as a huge sting in the tail but with a pretty impressive plot for its first show. The cast, which is mostly made up of younger actors, has Robert Patrick to represent the old guard and Elyes Gabel (Game of Thrones, Body of Proof) plays real life character Walter O’Brien. The 197 IQ genius is touted on the show as being the fourth smartest man in the world. The series is based upon O’Brien’s true exploits starting with the show’s opening scene where the 12 year-old Walter is caught after hacking the NASA computer system.