Scorpion: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Typical procedural plotlines and boring characters using a distracting amount of geek-speak make Scorpion a forgettable show without sting.



Critic Ratings: 48


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User Ratings: 642

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Air date: Sep 22, 2014

Special agent Cabe Gallo forms a new team of super geniuses, hiring former child prodigy Walter O'Brien to lead a team of his brilliant friends. They are assigned their first mission by the government to help land airplanes at LAX when the entire communication system shuts down due to a bug at the control tower.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2014

The governor calls on Team Scorpion when his daughter is mysteriously "bio-hacked" with a deadly virus and only has 24 hours to live. Meanwhile, the case takes on a deeper significance for Walter after he receives a letter regarding his sister.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2014

After failing a military training exercise ordered by Director Merrick, the team are determined to prove their worth. When Internet infrastructure is threatened by random bomb strikes around the city, they set up their own operation to find the bomber.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2014

Team Scorpion go to Las Vegas for a simple casino job, but a robbery leads to Walter's arrest, leaving his colleagues to try and clear his name.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2014

To fix a Los Angeles nuclear reactor that's on the verge of a cataclysmic meltdown, Walter and the team must reluctantly enlist the help of a troubled former member. (C) CBS

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Air date: Oct 27, 2014

Team Scorpion must pass a mandated psych evaluation or face being disbanded after they are accused of destroying a priceless work of art. Meanwhile, Ralph is reluctant to go to his school's Halloween party, so Paige asks the team to step in and help.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2014

Three convicts break out of prison and the investigation reveals that one of the escapees is a brilliant hacker who is being forced to help the other two steal billions of dollars online. Meanwhile, Paige tries to manage expectations for Ralph when his father returns.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2014

A musician, who created a controversial algorithm that generates hit songs, helps Team Scorpion find a music blogger's murderer. Meanwhile, Drew asks Walter to help him connect with his son.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2014

Team Scorpion try to protect Cabe's ex-wife, after she uncovers evidence that suggests foul play in the death of a prominent congressman.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2014

Team Scorpion tries to recover stealth technology before it falls into enemy hands when a military plane is shot down in Bosnia. Meanwhile, Walter's sister takes a break from her MS treatment and spends time at the garage with Sylvester.

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Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel), a computer genius, and some of his equally brilliant friends are recruited in Los Angeles by a special agent (Robert Patrick) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to investigate high-tech crimes. Initially, the group is hired to solve a crisis at LAX that leaves dozens of planes unable to land. During the case, O'Brien comes into contact with Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), a local waitress and mother of a mentally gifted son named Ralph (Riley B. Smith). Paige reluctantly joins the probe and proves to be an invaluable asset. She then becomes an official member of Team Scorpion. Other cases Scorpion investigates include the recovery of stealth technology in Bosnia, the discovery of a mole in the CIA, and the prevention of a nuclear reactor meltdown. In a more personal case, Ralph is questioned by the FBI after his dark Web game play inadvertently reveals the location of a CIA safe house and results in the murder of some CIA operatives. Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham also star.


Elyes Gabel
as Walter O'Brien
Robert Patrick
as Cabe Gallo
Katharine McPhee
as Paige Dineen
Eddie Kaye Thomas
as Toby Curtis
Jadyn Wong
as Happy Quinn
Ari Stidham
as Sylvester Dodd
Camille Guaty
as Megan O'Brien
Jack Guzman
as Team Leader
Daniel Zolghadri
as Young Walter
Joshua Leonard
as Mark Collins
Julia Kelly
as Beach Girl
Desean Terry
as Agent Bates
Carla Toutz
as Walter's Mom
Emily Robinson
as 14-Year-Old Peg
Alicia Lagano
as Renee Connelly
Martin Thompson
as Tower Chief
Joel Gretsch
as Gov. Lane
Jake McLaughlin
as Jim Corbett
Corbin Bernsen
as Bob Connelly
Glenn Keogh
as Walter's Dad
Alimi Ballard
as Co-Pilot
Linda Hunt
as Hetty Lange
Glenn Plummer
as Agent Keeler
Andy Buckley (II)
as Richard Elia
Angela Ai
as Dr. Tanner
Patrick St. Esprit
as Capt. James Pike
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Dr. Cassandra Davis
Lochlyn Munro
as Det. Jim Archer
Michael Wiseman
as Fire Chief
Carlos Sanz
as Commander
Derrick McMillon
as Officer Waynecroft
Navid Negahban
as Agent Khara
Raphael Sbarge
as Curator Paulson
Ace Marrero
as Javier Barrios
Method Man
as Lucky the King
Stuart McLean
as Mr. Creevy
Eric Davis
as Officer Kinkirk
Sandra Cevallos
as Judge Stone
Amber Friendly
as Elise Carey
Joseph Baird
as Bomb Squad Sergeant
Dominique Razon
as Concierge
Christine Garver
as Rosa Barrios
Con Schell
as Dustin McBride
Lissa Pallo-Strong
as Museum Guard
Jamie McShane
as Mechanic
David Burr
as Gordon Tooley
Bryan Krasner
as Jed Hausler
Josh Keaton
as Phil Daniels
Jake Matthews
as Bartender
Matt Gerald
as Owen Sugar
Carl McDowell
as Grungy Criminal
Heather McPhaul
as Meter Maid
Daniel Phai
as Mansion Guard
Jamal Duff
as Henchman
Michael Boucher
as Maintenance Guy
Josh Clark
as Supervisor Elkins
Mike Powers
as Jacques Labeaux
Aaron Krebs
as Hospital Tech
Emma Fassler
as Richter's Assistant
Gina St. John
as Newscaster
Carol Herman
as Casino Woman
Robert Smythe
as Teenage Walter
Reece Rios
as Alfonse Sojo
Gisela Kovach
as Mrs. Mueller
Brennan Feonix
as SWAT Leader
Kelley Jakle
as Janice Keller
Justin Rupple
as Jerry Dowdell
Nick Gracer
as Thug #1
Frank Crim
as Foreman
J. Doc Farrow
as Guard Rivas
Joe Ordaz
as Vasquez
Rajan Velu
as Kiosk Operator
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Critic Reviews for Scorpion Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (21)

A genius probably didn't write the script.

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you don't think about its underlying exploitation of mental illness, it's easy enough to get lost in and forget about the troubles of the real world.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

What I really want is simple: a weekly series based on one of my all-time favorite films: the 1992 caper flick Sneakers. Unfortunately, Scorpion is no Sneakers; it's much more flat-footed.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Homeland it's not. It's just another case-of-the-week procedural, and McPhee seems out of place as the diner waitress who falls in with the 'Big Bang'-ers.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Eddie Kaye Thomas ("American Pie") is fun as the occasionally felonious brainiac psychologist, but the rest of the characters are pretty one-dimensional, that one dimension being their social awkwardness.

Sep 23, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Scorpion will provide familiar pleasures to viewers who like to know what's coming. Despite the title, this show has no sting.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This show is ridiculous but nevertheless fun and very easy to watch.

Sep 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The ending is sweet but I really had no idea what was going on in the pilot. You don't have to be a genius to realize that, like O'Brien, the family-friendly series needs to strike a better balance between the fast-moving plots and the sensitive moments.

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

I like nonsense, but this is not diverting or interesting nonsense.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Like Elementary, Scorpion is a procedural with only a slight twist, but if not-so-evil genius is becoming a trend, I'm all for it.

Sep 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Although it's inspired by a true story, the nerdy characters don't ring true.

Sep 8, 2014 | Full Review…

It's a grabby, fun premise, yet one that ultimately hinges on the cleverness of the fixes that Walter's Scorpion team come up with each week

Aug 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scorpion: Season 1

  • Aug 29, 2020
    I have really enjoyed watching season one and went to watch season two right away. It has action and a story along side. The story makes you want to binge watch all the episodes. And it is really awesome to see how the writers have written all the solution science based, what is super impressive!
  • Aug 07, 2020
    The show was Great. It is a team of geniuses using only their natural abilities and unique talents to " Save the Day". As far as their characters are concerned, they are also unique, entertaining and work extremely well together. I believe your review to be garbage and I ask for a review of your review.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    A perfect storyline, a straight character development at the protagonist, and excellent actors with outstanding acting performances characterize this season. The story could even stop at the end of the season, as it practically follows a complete classic line: introduction, a path to top conflict, explosion, and a solution finally. I suggest watching it because this is an intelligent story with great characters, beautiful and exciting moments, and interesting scientific novelties.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    I really enjoyed the show. I personally liked the more geeky elements, definitely prefer this more than Big Bang Theory. Though the actress that played Happy bothered me.
  • May 11, 2019
    As a lot of people say: "it is an obvious plot." Maybe, just because every episode doesn't end with a cliffhanger doesn't it mean that the next episodes' the same red thread.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    Despite of bending reality in their solutions to an extreme, the actual interaction between the characters is great. Super good acting and script.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    Scorpion is a great TV-series! It has action, science, drama, romance and humor.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    A primeira temporada é muito boa. Inclui muito conteúdo de matemática, física e ciência, e muitas pessoas gostam disso. Eu, pessoalmente, não gosto, mas diverti-me imenso. As aventuras destes génios são únicas e inesperadas. Cada episódio traz algo novo e os personagens são divertidos e entretêm, até porque eles fazem algumas boas piadas.
  • Aug 20, 2018
    S1E1 goes something like this (spoiler alert): Retarded people at airport don't have any procedure for software fails. No backup systems for communications, no nothing. Retarded people at top governmental agencies can't figure how to fix the problem. Johnny Average, who in this world is a CS genius fixing routers for whatever reason, is the only person who knows that the most basic solution to a problem arising from software upgrade, is to downgrade to the last working revision. However, the retarded people at the airport don't have any installation media, and the company that provided the update apparently is retarded AF and doesn't use any sort of version control system and probably torches old version of the software just for fun, so the only option is to get the previous version from a retarded backup service, which also torches old backups just for fun but haven't quite gotten around to it just yet, but have a retarded automatic torching in place. Retarded FBI agents can't get into the backup storage and the guy who hacked NASA at age 11 for some retarded reason don't even think of hacking in, but luckily some retarded electric lock manufacturer makes retarded electric locks that simply open when there is a power spike, so another average genius gets sent to the nearest transformer box, with some retarded levers you can just pull to cause a massive spike.... all of this ridiculously complicated plan to get a the backup ultimately fails, but luckily some retard on one of the planes (currently retardedly circling in the air till their fuel runs out and everyone dies, yeah, no emergency landings because that'd be smart, can't have that) has their phone on. So they just call him and get him to give the phone to the pilots. But for some retarded reason, now being able to communicate with the plane STILL doesn't allow the plane to actually LAND, but doing a retarded fly-by over the airport over the length of the driveway low enough to HAND AN ETHERNET CABLE from the plane to a car driving underneath it is perfectly sane to these retards. This series is basically what the movie Idiocracy should've been.
  • May 22, 2018
    Global annihilation -> Ridiculous far fetched science trick to save the day -> Overdrawn plot twist which quadruples earlier danger - Even more unbelievable deus ex machina and everyone goes home happy. Painfully unoriginal and would not recommend.

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