Y’all know I go cray-cray for Revenge and we’ve been having an ah-mazing time recapping the madness on that show. I can’t wait for this Sunday’s episode, but one thing that always holds me over during the week– and gives me that drama fix I so desperately need– is ABC’s Scandal. The first time I saw an episode I watched it on Hulu Plus and all I could say was YesPlease, MoreThankYou. I went on to watch the entire season in one sitting. It was, in short, the best night ever. A lot of you professed your lurve for the show when we counted down some of the best shows on television this season and after the sneak peek I posted last night (and some prompting from PITNBRS nicole, Thomas, and Carl– who got hella Twitter love from Scandal stars), I decided it was official. We need a Scandal recap. And wouldn’t you know? I have one right inside!
So, Scandal came back with a vengeance last night, after depriving us for two whole, practically unbearable weeks. As per usual, the episode was all things awesome and intense and outrageous. We got to meet Olivia’s ex (not the President, lol) the pinstripe-wearing Senator, but then ish got all cray when a random guy was waiting for Olivia in her car with news about Thorngate, a program that allows the government to spy on everyone, including the President and his lover. Awwwwkward! Then we saw some ish I thought we’d never see; the President and his wife getting all cutesy again?! Noooooo! Hellll nooooo!!! LOL. No, but seriously. No. But yes to the moment we finally, finally got to see Olivia and President Fitz back in each other’s arms sorta kinda for a second but then it got all weird. I loved the storyline about Thorngate and the NSA (and watching Olivia make mistakes because her gut just ain’t the same since she fell in lurve), but I really, really wished they’d made a little headway on Quinn’s story! Sigh, there’s always next week. And we’ll be waiting! Now, without further ado, here are the moments from last night’s episode.
Top 5 ‘YesPlease, MoreThankYou’ Moments From ABC’s Scandal, Season 2, Episode 3: Hunting Season
1. The President Is Ticking
So the President’s ride-or-die/right hand man Cyrus finds out that Olivia is getting involved in Thorngate and he, naturally, brings the President the evidence. However, the ‘evidence’ is the ill photo of Olivia with the Senator… her ex (awwww sh–) and the President loses it. Yes! I love this moment! I love that we finally get to see him get jealous because of something she’s doing (although she’s totally not doing anything, but still). Cyrus, who knows how to deliver a good monologue, starts to go iiiin on Fitz calling him a ticking time bomb and talking about how– up until that very moment– he had kinda been happy… and it was awkward. Which it was! Because we saw him getting all sweet with his wife and it was like… wait. WTF? Cyrus also casually mentions that he knows Olivia hasn’t been taking the President’s calls recently… which also proves that Thorngate is real and the Pres is a victim too. Hella awkward.
Quote It: Happy people are rarely actually happy, unless they’re morons.
2. When Was The Last Time Someone Shoved Hunting Boots On YOUR Feet?
OMFG. Have you ever seen anything this sexy in your life? No. No you haven’t. First of all, the President– in his jealous rage– has his henchmen go snatch Olivia up from her home. Then he’s all screaming at her to get out of the car; aghhhh! Get out of the damn car Olivia! That was hilarious/I really don’t condone such anger directed at women/that was awesome. We have never, ever seen him angry like that, and yes. It was hot.
But nothing was hotter than the moment when he took off her fancy Olivia Pope shoes, told her to shut-up (you do realize that that’s never happened in the history of Scandal) and shoved on those hunting boots. OMGOMGOMG. Those 30 seconds were so erotic, and so indulgent, I couldn’t even BELIEVE they were showing that on regular-ass cable television. In that moment Olivia became– dare I say– submissive (not in the creepy ‘make me a sandwich, bitch’ way, but in the hot way… you know what I mean); Fitz was in charge and he was taking off that which made her Olivia Pope and kind of forcing her to come into his territory, wearing the boots he chose for her. Yeah. Madness. But it was also sweet! It totally reminded me of that moment in the Bible (stay with me now) where that woman takes of Jesus’s sandals and starts crying and washing his feet with her hair. I mean yeah, it was just like that moment in the Bible. And all I could think was WTF? No one has ever shoved hunting boots on my feet like that! And I looked accusingly over at the love of my life, wondering if he had, in fact, ever truly, truly loved me.
3. Olivia Pope Gets Oliva Pope’d
This was definitely my favorite scene, because, c’mon I’ve been waiting for these two to make-out again since I finished watching the first season! But, I loved the argument building up to it because President Fitz got sooo mad (1. that Olivia was seeing an ex and 2.) that her ex was on the intelligence committee handling Thorngate), but in that classic Olivia Pope style where he starts spitting out numbers, facts, and dates like rapid-fire, i.e. ‘Senator Davis was your boyfriend from 2002 to 2006! You lived together in Georgetown and in New York, you had an engagement ring and you were seen with him yesterday looking fairly cozy, are you guys screwing each other again? Is he everything you ever dreamed?‘ BAM! And all the other person can do is stand there all dumbfounded… except this time the other person was Olivia! Oh-Livia!!! After he went off on her I was all like, did Olivia Pope just get Olivia Pope’d?!?!?! That ish was craaaaayyyy. And then this FINALLY happened:
And I love this part where the guards turned around, like Okay. We know the drill. Lmao!
But alas, all sexy moments must come to an end. Olivia flipped out and was all mad at him cause he was totally about to try to get it on and poppin’ right then and there, tree bark and ALL. But Olivia is also mad because– even though she set it up for his image– his wife is pregnant and everyone knows it sucks when the guy you lurve gets another girl pregnant (shouts-out to ‘Emily’ of Revenge).
Quote It: I Am Not Yours.
4. Human Truth Detector
I love that Scandal follows Newton’s law of motion: for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Even though nobody tells First Lady Mellie Grant that her husband was all putting his hunting boots on another woman, she knows something popped off as soon as they sit down to that awkward-ass dinner (where she shows up all chipper and he looks like he just got ished on by the woman of his dreams– AKA not his wife AKA Olivia Pope). But Mellie’s no slouch! And when she goes up to the guards, who’d lit’rally turned their backs on the whole affair, and asks them what happened, she knows the game and she knows they won’t tell. So she starts rattling off the names of people he might have seen on the hunt, people who might have upset him, and asks for a blink when she says the correct name. That’s some boss b*tch ish right there y’all. Oh, here’s the list. This moment was too funny.
The Prince of France? (nothing)
That guy from Fox news? (nothing)
East Sudan? (nothing)
Hollis Doyle? (nothing)
His Mother? (nothing)
Olivia Pope? (hella blinking, eyes wandering off into the abyss, most awkward silence ever)
But the best part of The Human Truth Detector moment was when she went after Fitz a few scenes later:
Quote it: See her again, and I’ll blow you away. And I’m a good shot.
5. It’s Quinn, Bitch.
So, our girl Quinn finally got gangsta and went off on Abby who still doesn’t believe that Quinn is innocent of blowing up her boyfriend’s office. Ever since she found out that Quinn’s name is really Lindsey, she’s basically been doing what Abby does– being a bitch, but that’s why we love Abby, with her awesome fiery-red hair, lol! Anyway, Quinn went off and all last night #I’mQuinnBitch was trending on Twitter. It was awesome, although the line actually came from Columbus Short’s character, Harrison. And I think, in that moment, Abby felt so shut down and vulnerable, that David showed up at just the right/wrong moment. Which is why this happened:
David’s so thirsty to know more about Quinn (and why he lost the case to Olivia, and all the Gladiators), we don’t even know if this hook up was for pleasure or business.
Okay, what did y’all think of the episode? I love/hate that we still don’t know everything about who Quinn is and why she was ‘saved’! Also, is the Senator really gonna be Olivia’s new client??? He sooo wants her back and that’s not gonna work for me, lol! Let me know what some of your fave moments were so we can try to collectively make sense of this madness!