13 Times Sylvester Dodd Overcame His Fears On Scorpion

He ignored his big fear of germs to save a little girl.

He ignored his big fear of germs to save a little girl.

When Team Scorpion investigated why the governor's young daughter was sick, Sylvester infiltrated the office of the man responsible. While Happy and Toby distracted their suspect by hitting his car, it didn't buy enough time. The man reentered the building and Sylvester was trapped. His only alternate exit? Through a door clearly marked "biohazard." To get out of the records room, Sylvester had to run through a lab filled with all kinds of diseases and germs—a scene right out of his nightmares. He pulled through and ultimately helped save the sick little girl.
He revealed an embarrassing part of his past to help the team.

He revealed an embarrassing part of his past to help the team.

When Ralph got in trouble for inadvertently unlocking a secret level on a dark website video game, Team Scorpion scrambled to find the real bad guys and prove the little genius' innocence. They followed a lead to a video game convention, but there was only way to enter the VIP room where the criminal's signal was last sent: beat an old-school video game.

Required to kill a huge number of dinosaurs in the game, Scorpion wasn't sure what to do until "El Guapo" stepped up to the challenge. After he crushed the required score, the team was granted access to the VIP room. Also, the team was granted knowledge of Sylvester's slightly embarrassing gamer persona.
He overcame his self-consciousness about playing sports.

He overcame his self-consciousness about playing sports.

In order to distract a group of Russian gunmen to retrieve a hostage in a barn, Walter was first able to short-circuit a fuse box inside. Then, to get a fire going, Sylvester was tasked with throwing a mason jar filled with gasoline into the barn window. He hesitated after recalling a memory of his dad shoving him into left field because he was terrible in little league. With a little encouragement from Paige, the human calculator proved himself—and his dad—wrong about his throwing abilities!
He overcame his fear of helicopters to save missing campers.

He overcame his fear of helicopters to save missing campers.

Even though he begged Walter to let him stay on the ground, the team need Sylvester’s math skills to help locate some lost hikers. He put his fear of helicopters aside for the well-being of strangers that had been stuck deep in a thick forrest. 
He overcame his fear of both water and boats to save Walter's life.

He overcame his fear of both water and boats to save Walter's life.

Sylvester is terribly afraid of heights, water, and, well... almost everything. But when Walter was kidnapped by arms dealers on a luxury ship, the human calculator's love for his best friend overcame his fear of risks. He valiantly dove into the murky ocean to save Walter from the gunmen and his potential demise.
He told Walter about his feelings for Megan, and confronted Walter about his reaction.

He told Walter about his feelings for Megan, and confronted Walter about his reaction.

It took a lot of courage for Sylvester admit to Walter that he had feelings for Megan, the team leader's sister. Walter didn't make it any easier with his icy reaction during a mission. After successfully saving a billionaire’s daughter from Mexican gang members, Sylvester confronted Walter about acting cold toward him because of the budding relationship.
He jumped out of a plane without a parachute—though not totally by choice.

He jumped out of a plane without a parachute—though not totally by choice.

Team Scorpion ventured to Havana, Cuba, to track down a Serbian war criminal. Sylvester was not keen from the start. Toby took it as his personal mission to help Sylvester overcome his fears through the use of "exposure therapy."

Because of a historically rocky relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, the pilot thought it best that everyone jump out of the plane—while still going 100 mph and without parachutes. While they didn’t warn Sylvester ahead of time, Cabe Gallo did bring an extra pair of clothes for him should he need it after the jump into the sea—oh, and Cabe added a little extra push of encouragement.
He braved his fear of heights to get the team through Cuba.

He braved his fear of heights to get the team through Cuba.

In order to retrieve information necessary to convict a Serbian war criminal, Happy and Toby needed to break into his security deposit box. Naturally, it was in the most secure bank in Cuba. In an effort to break in through the ceiling, the team needed Sylvester to climb a phone pole where he could disable the bank's alarm. Toby distracted the human calculator from his fear of hights by asking him uncomfortable questions about his feelings for Meg. It may have boiled Sylvester's blood, but also distracted him enough that he climbed all the way to the top of the pole before he even realized it.
He told Meg that he loved her.

He told Meg that he loved her.

Few things can be scarier than admitting your true feelings for someone, but Sylvester did just that. It seems Toby’s attempt at exposure therapy may have helped! After facing some of his biggest fears in Cuba, Sylvester was ready to get something important off his chest when he returned stateside.
He overcame his fear of fighting... and did it in prison!

He overcame his fear of fighting... and did it in prison!

Sylvester had to go undercover as a prisoner—solo—because the team needed to deploy his eidetic memory. While the rest of Team Scorpion fed him instructions via a hidden earpiece, the human calculator braved the prison in order to find secret documents. While the team originally believed the files were hidden in the library, they quickly realized they were hidden in the infirmary. 

Gaining access to that area required more than a library card. Sylvester had to pick a fight with the biggest, toughest prisoner in the yard. Toby instructed him on what to say to get the giant convict to draw blood, but Sylvester took it a step further by blowing his nose on the prisoner's gang colors. Needless to say, the brave brainiac earned himself a ticket to the infirmary. 
He stood up for himself to Megan and Walter's father.

He stood up for himself to Megan and Walter's father.

When Megan's parents arrived from Ireland to say their final goodbyes to their daughter, her father was less than pleased to see Sylvester. After confronting him about their relationship, Sean O'Brien asked Sylvester what kind of man he was. The Human Calculator shot back with the truth—that he's a man who loves Megan—and Sean would simply have to accept that.
He braved his fear of heights—by jumping out of a flaming hotel room.

He braved his fear of heights—by jumping out of a flaming hotel room.

Things quickly went awry when Team Scorpion visited a smart hotel that Walter helped designing, leaving Sylvester alone in a flame-engulfed room. In order to escape, Happy extended the building's solar panels to create steps outside of the burning floor's window. After taking a deep breath, Sylvester stepped out onto the solar panel—situated more than 10 stories above ground—conquering his fear of heights to save himself from the deadly inferno.
He finally faced his past.

He finally faced his past.

When Team Scorpion was asked to help find a solar-powered weapon of mass destruction, Sylvester couldn't believe who walked through the garage door—his estranged father. Kenneth Dodd, who had been searching for the weapon for decades, accompanied the team to Africa to complete his quest.

While the rest of Team Scorpion distracted the local dictator at his compound, Sylvester and his dad literally got stuck together while attempting to retrieve the weapon from the basement. While trapped by a quick-drying cement concoction, the pair finally opened up to each other about their feelings—mending the years-old rift between them.