“Scorpion” ended its first season with an actual cliffhanger when Team Scorpion’s leader, Walter O’Brien, got into an accident that landed his car on the side of a cliff.
When the CBS series returns for its second season at 9 p.m. Sept. 21, Walter (Elyes Gabel) faces a much bigger issue than whipping the aftereffects of a concussion or completing physical therapy for his injured hand.
He’ll have to sort out his feelings for Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee)—or rather learn how to express those feelings to the woman who helps his nerd herd deal with the outside world.
“They’re really uncomfortable with sharing how they feel about each other,” McPhee said at San Diego Comic Con in July.
You can listen to their comments in the videos on this page. McPhee added that Paige “sexually assaulted” Walter while he was unconscious in the hospital. Actually she kissed him—and in the premiere Paige will confess said kiss to Walter.
His reaction, you’ll see in the premiere, is pure Walter.
“They both have different ways of dealing with whatever they are feeling,” Gabel added, “or think they need to get out to each other.”
Gabel and McPhee attended SDCC just three days after filming for the new season began. As they say in these video interviews, they were tired. And maybe a bit loopy.
Gabel said Season 2 would see the return of Walter’s sister, Megan (Camille Guaty)—whom McPhee suggested has a creepy relationship with Walter.
“They’re like too close,” she joked. “Paige is slightly jealous. She’s like, ‘Why can’t I be that close to Walter?’ ”
They also talk about bathing in tears, yawns, ice capades and how a 90-minute episode of “Scorpion” takes longer to film than a 60-minute episode. Watch for yourself.
Walter and Paige aren’t the only members of Team Scorpion dealing with their feelings for each other. Jadyn Wong and Eddie Kaye Thomas discuss “Quintis.”
For more videos from San Diego Comic Con, visit my TV Show Patrol YouTube page.
Walter (Elyes Gabel) and Paige (Katharine McPhee) discuss their “friendship” in he Season 2 premiere of “Scorpion.” (Monty Brinton/CBS)