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Scorpion Stars Talk the Genius' Weakness, Terminator-as-Lou Grant — Plus: Kat McPhee Sings for Us

It’s not easy lugging around a 197 IQ. That’s the word from the cast of CBS’ Scorpion, which paid a visit to TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con interview suite on Thursday.

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A new procedural about a quartet of brainiacs who put their overstuffed beans to work for the U.S. government, Scorpion reveals that “with genius comes weakness,” star Elyes Gabel shares.

With genius apparently also comes a pretty diner waitress, played by Smash alum Katharine McPhee — though when TVLine’s Michael Ausiello sought out the scoop on any possible “first base” action between single mom Paige and ubergenius Walter, an amusing language barrier befuddled the British Gabel!

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Also in this video Q&A: Onetime Terminator Robert Patrick previews his role as the “cantankerous Ed Asner” of the show, McPhee talks about playing real-life confidant to her TV son and more than one of the folks on the couch belt out a closing tune for us.