"Love Boat" is the sixteenth episode of first season of Scorpion. It aired February 9th, 2015.
Team Scorpion goes undercover on a cruise ship to locate and disable deadly stolen rockets. Meanwhile, as Valentine's Day approaches, Toby and Happy help Ralph, who is in the throes of his first crush.
Over at Scorpion Headquarters Walter is hacking into a reservation site so that he can make dinner plans. He is taking Paige out to dinner to go over office protocol information. Of course Toby is skeptical and highly suspicious. Valentine’s Day dinner. Nice restaurant. A week after Drew signed a month long contract to play out of state.
Gallo shows up to tell the team about the rocket theft. The man suspected of masterminding this robbery is a man named Christoff, and like all super special criminals on TV he has never been photographed. It’s convenient really. Christoff is making his escape via a luxury cruise ship. The passengers are the 1%’s 1%. The plan is to install GPS tracking chips into the stolen rockets so they can track who Christoff sells them to. More reservation hacking ensues and Walter, Sylvester, Gallo and Paige are set to pose as guests on the ship. Sylvester is going as the rich guy, Paige is his wife, Gallo is their trainer and Walter is their valet/butler.
Walter figures it will take less than 30 minutes to hack the rockets and they can be off the ship before it departs. Almost immediately Walter and Gallo get trapped below deck. This doesn’t sit well with Sylvester, who hates water, can’t swim and keeps referencing movies like Titanic. Things just keep getting worse when Walter runs into an ex-girlfriend (the one he broke up with in the first episode) and Paige and Sylvester are invited to eat lunch with the Captain at his table. Gallo and Walter are found in the cargo hold and the guy who finds them manages to get away. Then the Captain stops the boat and has all of the passengers gather in a ballroom. Soon Christoff's associates have everyone hostage and are checking IDs leaving Paige and Sylvester doomed
Walter has to stop disarming the rockets to go save Paige and Sylvester. Seconds before Paige is to be shot Walter tries to negotiate with Christoff's associate. Walter gets Christoff up to the top deck where he has the rockets. Only up on the deck Christoff gets the upper hand and grabs his rockets. He aims for the Navy rescue chopper headed their way. Gallo and Walter make a run for it and get a hold of Happy. She has Ralph hack into a nearby Japanese destroyer and uses one of their missiles to take out the one headed towards the Navy helicopter.
The Captain of the ship turns out to be Christoff. He has his men grab Paige and plans to escape in the waiting lifeboat. Walter tells Captain Christoff to take him instead and the Captain agrees. Paige is left on the ship with Gallo while Walter makes his descent into the lifeboat. Sylvester finds his sea legs and actually does a dive off of the ship into the lifeboat. It knocks them out of the boat. Gallo uses the distraction to take out Christoff and his associates before jumping into the water to save Sylvester who can’t swim.
While Cabe, Walter, Paige and Sylvester were on the boat however, Toby and Happy stay behind and watch Ralph. He likes a girl and is being shy about it. Toby makes a few comments about liking a certain girl and Happy counters with maybe she likes having him as a best friend and he needs patience. In the end Toby and Happy almost share a kiss while helping make a special valentine for Ralph’s crush. Back at the office, and on advice from his ex-girlfriend, Walter backs out of the dinner with Paige, he gives her the weekend off instead. Paige also encourages Sylvester to send Megan a valentine and Walter also gives Sylvester his and Paige's formerer reservations for Escala to take her.
- Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien
- Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen
- Robert Patrick as Cabe Gallo
- Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis
- Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn
- Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd