‘Scorpion’ Season 2: Robert Patrick and Nicholas Wootton Interviews

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The ‘Scorpion’ cast and executive producers at WonderCon (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

CBS treated fans of the hit dramatic series Scorpion to a Q&A at the 2016 WonderCon (think ComicCon, but not nearly as crazy or crowded), with Robert Patrick, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Ari Stidham representing the cast. Executive producers Nicholas Wootton and Nick Santora also made the trek to downtown Los Angeles to answer questions from fans and to tease what’s in store for the remainder of the second season. During our roundtable interview with Wootton he revealed fans should expect to be shocked by the big finale. “There are two gigantic cliffhangers at the end of the season,” said Wootton. “There’s a huge, big twist that is coming in the final episode that we’re all very excited about that we’ve been planning for a very long time. I will not tell you what it is, but I’m very, very excited about it and I guarantee you you will not have seen it coming.”

Wootton wouldn’t say anything specific about the twist but did say, “There’s a question asked by one of our cast to another one of our cast. That is something that we’re very excited about. Maybe Toby [Eddie Kaye Thomas] is part of that question, maybe, that is asked in way you’ve never seen before we hope in a genius-y kind of way. And, the finale really propels us very strongly into season three on the emotional side with both sets of love affairs in the office. We’ll call one of them a love affair and one a love affair-to-be. But that’s really what we’re very excited about as we go forward.”

According to Wootton, plans for the season two finale did not change after they learned Scorpion would return for season three. “We always planned this,” said Wootton. “We’re just, I guess, hope springs eternal. We’re just the most hopeful people in the world. But we had actually been planning this for almost since the very beginning of the season. This is something that we wanted to do and as we moved forward nobody told us we couldn’t, so I think we sort of felt pretty good about our season three pickup.”

“What was I think very interesting as the season went on is we started bringing in other characters into the mix, sort of non-genius characters which have been really fun for us,” added Wootton. “Kevin Weisman and Horatio Sanz and Scott Porter – seeing the success of that and seeing that we could actually introduce a real viable possible love for Paige [played by Katharine McPhee] really gave us confidence that we were on the right track. We felt like we were on the right track. But then again, nobody told us we couldn’t do it.”

Check out the full interview with Nicholas Wootton as well as our short interview with Robert Patrick who plays Agent Cabe Gallo: