Scorpion (TV series)

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Name: Scorpion (stylized as </SCORPION>)
Date(s): 2014-2018
Medium: TV Show
Country of Origin: USA
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Scorpion is a CBS action drama television show. It premiered in 2014, and was cancelled in May 2018 after four seasons.[1] Scorpion fans launched the #SaveScorpion campaign shortly after its cancellation.

My name is Walter O'Brien.

I have the fourth highest IQ ever recorded: 197. Einstein's was 160. When I was 11, the FBI arrested me for hacking NASA to get their blueprints for my bedroom wall. Now I run a team of geniuses, tackling worldwide threats only we can solve. Toby's our behaviorist. Sylvester's a human calculator. Happy, a mechanical prodigy. Agent Cabe Gallo's our government handler. And Paige? Well, Paige isn't like us. She's normal and translates the world for us while we help her understand her genius son.

Together, we are Scorpion."- Walter O'Brien (Season 1 opening quote)


Show Sypnosis

"Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O'Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who are the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security's think tank, O'Brien's Team Scorpion includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; his new wife, Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with one another's humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them. They rely on Paige Dineen to translate the world for them, who has a young, gifted son, Ralph, and a budding relationship with Walter. At last, these quirky masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation's crises while also helping one another learn how to fit in."[2]


All cast information from the Scorpion iMDB page.[3]

  • Elyes Gabel - Walter O'Brien
  • Katharine McPhee - Paige Dineen
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas - Toby Curtis
  • Jadyn Wong - Happy Quinn
  • Ari Stidham - Sylvester Dodd
  • Robert Patrick - Cabe Gallo
  • Riley B. Smith - Ralph Dineen
  • Scott Porter - Tim Armstrong
  • Tina Majorino - Florence Tipton
  • Kevin Weisman - Ray Spiewack
  • Camille Guaty - Megan O'Brien
  • Reiko Aylesworth - Allie Jones
  • Nikki Castillo - Patty Logan
  • Joshua Leonard - Mark Collins



  • Best Action & Science Fiction TV Series
The International TV Audience Awards reward the programs that gather every year the highest number of viewers worldwide across five continents in three categories: Action & Science Fiction TV Series, Crime TV Series and Telenovelas / Soap Operas.
Winners are selected among the best-imported fiction programs in 62 territories, i.e. 3 billion potential viewers.[4]


The Cyclone

The show has a small but supportive fandom on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The Scorpion fandom often calls itself "The Cyclone," after the statement that Walter 0'Brien made to Ralph in season 1.

"You know what a family of scorpions is called? A cyclone. Now, scorpions are very loyal to their cyclone. But if one of them is attacked, all the others dive in. And we, all of us, we're a cyclone".

Cancellation and Save Scorpion Campaign

On the 12 May 2018, CBS cancelled Scorpion. The fans have been developing campaign strategies to convince CBS or Netflix to renew the show. As of September 2018, two postcard campaigns - one to CBS and the other to Netflix - have been launched. Discussions are being held on Twitter under the hashtag #SaveScorpion, and a petition to CBS has been online since the cancellation Scorpion petition

We have a Google Doc where we have current Save Scorpion movement events and other resources listed.[5]

Currently, on Twitter, fans are creating a location map of all the members of the Cyclone, inspired by similar efforts in the Lucifer fandom.[6]

Scorpion Fandom map


There are a few popular ships in the Scorpion fandom:



As of September 29, 2018, there are 1354 fanworks in the Scorpion tag on Archive of Our Own. The most commonly tagged relationship on AO3 is the gen pairing of Toby Curtis and Happy Quinn, which has 564 tagged works; the het ship of the same characters (often referred to as Quintis is the second most commonly tagged pairing, at 551 tagged works. Het fic is the most common category in the fandom tag, at 1120 tagged works. By comparison, there are only 37 tagged slash fanworks on AO3, and 28 tagged femslash works. Fluff is the most commonly used additional tag, followed by angst and romance.

As of September 29, 2018, there are over 1581 Scorpion works on[7]

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


There are many Youtube fanvids for Scorpion, mainly surrounding the two main ships - Waige and Quintis.

Fan Communities

Scorpion Fan Forum

The Scorpion Fan Forum features discussions of characters and episodes of the show, as well as fanfiction.


The fandom is active on Facebook, maintaining a fan-run Facebook page that shared updates about the Save Scorpion campaign, as well as posting Scorpion-related information.


  1. ^ ‘Scorpion’ Canceled By CBS After 4 Seasons by Nellie Andreeva for Deadline. Published on May 12, 2018. Accessed on September 28, 2018.
  2. ^ About Scorpion on the CBS website. Accessed on September 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Scorpion on iMDB.
  4. ^ TV Festival website.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Tweet by CaptainBadger79. Posted on September 26, 2018. Accessed on September 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Scorpion on Accessed on September 29, 2018.