In the Scorpion episode “Who Let the Dog Out (‘Cause Now It’s Stuck in a Cistern),” the team tries to save — you guessed it — a dog stuck in a cistern. It’s a good distraction as they’re all anxiously awaiting the verdict of Agent Cabe’s (Robert Patrick) trial. While Cabe faces Judge Talbertson inside the courtroom, the team offers comic relief when they try to manipulate the municipal building with perfumes and teas. As Paige (Katharine McPhee) tells Cabe, “We just wanted to help. We’re scared.”
Judge Talbertson is portrayed by Don Stark. He’s known for his roles on There’s… Johnny! (Bernie Greenfield), Hit the Floor (Oscar Kincade), Maron (Gerry), That ‘70s Show (Bob Pinciotti, see link above), and Curb Your Enthusiasm (Stu Braudy), among others. Stark is also recognized for his roles in the Woody Allen film Café Society (Sol), First Contact (Nicky the Nose), and Peggy Sue Got Married (Doug Snell). Scorpion airs Mondays at 10pm on CBS, right after 9JKL.