Warning: The following recaplet contains spoilers for Monday’s Scorpion. Proceed with caution.
Unless you have the emotional quotient of Walter O’Brien himself, chances are you were dabbing your eyes as Monday’s installment of Scorpion faded to black.
Despite Walter’s best attempts to preserve his sister Megan’s mind, if not her body, both were lost as Megan succumbed to her multiple sclerosis in “Arrivals and Departures.” And even though Walter only had a few moments at his sister’s bedside before she passed — he was busy ridding the hospital of a major fungal outbreak for most of the hour, no big deal — he got closure with Megan in the form of a video message she filmed long before her condition worsened.
“I don’t know if I’m going to send this, but if you’re watching, it means I’m gone,” Megan told her brother. “And this is how I want you to remember me — healthy and happy and someone who loves you so much.”
She then delivered a gut-wrenching final message, which she had attempted to say on her deathbed before passing away: “Don’t be afraid of who you really are. You’re not your brain. You are your heart, and there are people in this world that love you so much. Walter, don’t be afraid to love. I just want you to be as happy as I am. I love you. Thank you. Thank you for being my brother.”
To no one’s surprise, Walter didn’t shed any tears at Megan’s parting words, but in the final moments of the episode, he was inspired to share a sweet childhood anecdote in which Megan saved Walter from getting in trouble at school. (Walter was an elementary-school know-it-all? You don’t say!)
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