“Scorpion’s” Season 2 finale dropped two big relationship bombshells in its final moments, which executive producers Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton tell Zap2it will figure heavily in Season 3. Spoiler warning: Don’t keep reading if you haven’t watched “Toby or Not Toby” yet.
At the end of the Season 2 finale, Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) proposed to Happy (Jadyn Wong) only to have her reveal that she’s actually already married to someone. Say what?!
“We’ve been talking about this one for a long time, we’ve always been excited about the impact it could have on the people who love and are really invested in the show,” says Wootton.
Santora adds, “We know Happy and Toby belong together, we just know it’s really boring if they just get together without any obstacles. That’s the essence of drama and storytelling, of what do your heroes have to overcome? And now they have to overcome that Happy’s actually married to somebody else, and how are they going to deal with that?”
The EPs also say they “absolutely” know who Happy’s husband is, but of course they aren’t telling.
“We can’t reveal who it is. But yes, we wouldn’t drop a bombshell like that and not know which way we wanted to go with it. Hopefully it’ll be an interesting storyline,” says Santora.
“When the idea of her being already married was conceived, we already had the answer. We always considered it to be something for Season 3,” says Wootton. “We’re going to mine this deeply as we go forward.”
Following Toby’s failed proposal, he used his anger and sadness to make Walter (Elyes Gabel) realize that he had just let the woman he loves, Paige (Katharine McPhee), ride off into the jazzy sunset with Tim Armstrong (Scott Porter), and now Walter is on a mission to get her back — something the EPs say fans won’t have to wait too long for.
“Walter is off to save his relationship with the woman he loves and what happens after that is a question that will be answered for viewers who watch the season premiere,” says Santora.
Wootton confirms that Season 3 will “pretty much pick up in real time” though he laughs and says, “I wouldn’t say ‘real time’ because he’s got about a seven-hour drive ahead of him.” So no, the first seven episodes of Season 3 won’t be Walter driving.
“But yeah, we don’t want the audience to miss a thing, so we’re going to try to tell the story as fully as possible,” says Santora.
And they certainly hope this isn’t the last viewers have seen of Tim.
“We love the character and we really love Scott Porter. It’s always an issue of availability. Someone like Scott Porter is not available often. He’s super talented and in-demand, but if he is available, we’d love to find ways to keep the Tim character alive. That’s our hope,” says Santora.
“Scorpion” returns fall 2016 on CBS.