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Scorpion recap: Cuba Libre

While Cabe searches out a war criminal, Happy searches out the world’s best noise-cancelling app.

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TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Action, Drama

Cuba is one of those places that exists in a shroud of mystery. Most people don’t know much about the country: It’s communist, has renowned cigars, and is home to a wonderful sandwich that really knows how to leverage a pickle. Cuba is also the location of this week’s episode because season 2 is going so international that you need a passport to literally turn it on.

But before we get to Cuba, Walter is tasked with signing a statement admitting that his emotions got in the way of his driving in last season’s finale; otherwise, he faces court time. He won’t actually admit to it though because he doesn’t have emotions proving once and for all that boys are silly. Speaking of silly boys, Sylvester’s anxiety is getting in the way of his feelings for Megan, but no time for that right now! Sonia is here.

Sonia first met Cabe when he saved her in Serbia from an awful war criminal named Zoric. Classic Cabe. Before he left her, he gave her his Silver Star for bravery. But Sonia has tracked him down because she has a mission. She has come looking for Cabe because she decided to find the bravest man she knows. Their plan? Extract Zoric straight from Cuba and bring him to justice.

Adriana Molina, already proving to be the voice of reason, lets Cabe know that Homeland Security has nothing to do with this situation. And that’s when she goes on a long tangent about how pull off an extraction in Cuba because if Adriana Molina is anything, she’s a giver. She warns them that if they’re caught, she will deny helping because Americans attempting a quasi-governmental extraction on Cuban soil is dangerous — almost as dangerous as when Jay Z and Beyoncé brought back Cuban cigars from vacation.

Next thing you know, they’re on an airplane headed for Cuba — strike that — jumping out of one. As #TeamScorpion waddles out of the ocean, they complain about being waterlogged and sandy, while Paige sashays out like a supermodel. She immediately catches Walter’s attention, but he doesn’t notice because, you know, “no emotions.”

The team jumps into the scene immediately and waits outside for Zoric to appear from a restaurant, but it’s way too early in the episode to catch him, so an SUV casually blows up and Zoric escapes. Frustrated, the team tries to establish a plan — a plan that must work in seven hours because that’s the amount of time Adriana Molina has bought them. If they don’t finish, their plane out of Cuba will leave without them. YIKES. Or in computer speak, .

The team of geniuses deduce that Zoric will try to change his identity, so he’ll head to a barber to lose his beard. It doesn’t seem socially logical at the height of a “lumbersexual” craze, but when you’re a war criminal, trends don’t carry the same gravitas as they do in America. The team is correct, and Zoric goes for a beard trim. In an elaborate plan that requires drain-off water, a van, and the desperate need for a barber with shaky hands, Happy waits near a drain for Zoric’s barber, Ernesto, to slip and nick Zoric’s neck. Impatient, Cabe and Walter sneak in and force Ernesto to leave, but in the exchange, it’s Sonia who ends up with the straight blade to Zoric’s neck.

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