You know. I was a little peeved that my invite to that Vogue party was lost in the mail… until I remembered that I was busy watching the inSAnitY that was last night’s episode of Scandal! So I wasn’t gonna make it to that lil’ shindig anyway. Last week’s recap was crazy fun and we’re back at it again today. Click inside to check out the top 5 ‘YesPlease, MoreThankYou‘ moments of the night!
Now last week PITNBR nicole mentioned that the fictional POTUS we all know and lurve has been getting it from all angles. FLOTUS (AKA Mellie) was coming at him, and Olivia was done with his naughty woodsman shenanigans. He just couldn’t win (that’s kinda what happens when you… ya know… cheat). And this episode opened up with more proof of that:
The leader of the free world sleepin’ on the damn couch! Only in America, folks. And Mellie was still mad at him– even made a joke about Olivia Pope-related erections he may or may not be having at night, lmao. And then the Beltway Unbuckled story was crrraaayyy. I kinda wished I hadn’t watched that sneak peek, ’cause it would have been such a surprise to learn that the girl they were looking for was into some scandalous ish. Once we found out that she was hooking up with hella politicians and then blogging about it, I think we knew it was a wrap for her. And what the hell is the Senator doing all up in the Gladiator meetings?! Is he a client, an ex-boo, or a new member of Olivia Pope & Associates??? Or all three? I dunno, but you can totally tell he’s about to start putting those moves back on our girl. And although I don’t want to see them back together, I am interested in finding out more about their old relationship, and how Olivia transitioned out of that and into President Fitz‘s arms. In this episode we also got to see more in the way of the craziest hook-up ever: Abby and David‘s. And I think we’re going to see more of these two, especially considering that they’re both very curious about WTF Olivia Pope is really about, and why she saved Quinn. Lots of other madness ensued, so let’s get to it!
1. It’s Nice To Meet You Whiskey, I’m Cocaine
We didn’t really get to talk about Huck during the last recap but PITNBRS fab4runner and blaqfurytotally reminded me of his general awesomeness. Can I just say that I effing LOVE Huck?! Now, I still refer to him as Guillermo (because of his role on Weeds… and because it’s his real name), and it has been so cool to watch him take on so many different roles over the years. His character on Scandal, though, is probably my fave. And now that he’s attending these AA sessions– and pretending he’s addicted to whiskey because there’s no support group for people who like to, um, kill– I just love his little confessionals! He’s so friggen intense, which is why it makes no sense that every time I see him I just want to hug him and rub his little belly, lmao! Anyway, I loved seeing him (as “Whiskey”) chatting it up with “Cocaine,” who totally seems to be crushing on him. But the best Huck moment of the night came at the end when he “took care of” the Kurkistani Diplomat who was about to get away with murder. And he did at the perfect time, as the murdered girl’s father was about to go HAM… having no idea that nobody goes HAM like Huck!
2. Let The Slut-Shaming Begin
Now ya’ll know when I heard Abby say this line I was cracking up, thinking about yesterday’s conversation on slut-shaming versus slut-celebrating. We won’t get into whether or not the Beltway Unbuckled girl was a slut or not (especially since I’m kinda over that word) but I really loved this storyline. Scandal is awesome because Olivia‘s clients are not always good people, but they’re always her clients. The Beltway Unbuckled girl was also another woman who got seriously effed over while playing some sort of sex game with politicians– remember Amanda Tanner from Season 1??? Scandal sends a strong message about sex and (or in) politics– the combination is inevitable but the results are often volatile. Olivia Pope herself is a great example of this.
3. This Love Triangle Just Got [Wayyyy More] Awkward
Olivia and Mellie. OMG. What are y’all doing?!?! Okay, let me back up. So, this episode showed us more of Mellie… who is not trying to be in the President‘s shadow for much longer. When she went OFF about the little boy vomiting on her dress, we knew something was about to pop off. ‘Top of my class at Harvard! Top of my class at Yale Law! And this is what I’ve been reduced to?‘ LMAO! She is sooo not about that stay-at-home FLOTUS life. I love it.
But then, when she called Olivia to get involved in the protest against Beltway Unbuckled girl’s killer (and his Diplomatic Immunity, which the President refused to budge on), I was like these two are craaay. But I loved it! Because we also got to see that there’s something like-minded in the two of them, which is why President Fitz just had to sit there like, these women are beating me at my own game. They are “political geniuses” and he’s just a politician, lol! I mean… he’s awesome, but Mellie and Liv are something else. Also, I know y’all caught the moment when he described the two of them to Cyrus as ‘My wife and my… and Olivia Pope.’ LOL. We get it, Fitz. No label will suffice…
4. The Quietest Restaurant Ever
OMG. That moment when Olivia went to meet Cyrus at the restaurant… and got dumped! Oh hellllll nawl! But she was warned. WE were warned! The big-wig judge who was secretly going through chemotherapy told Olivia she was ‘poking a bear’! And she warned her that if she did succeed in pushing Fitz away, she’d probably be miserable. So when she showed up at that restaurant and suddenly NOBODY was in there, you kinda thought something bad was about to pop off… like… something related to death. Lol. But instead it was President Fitz. And he ended it. And it sucked. Did you see the LOOK on Olivia‘s face?!
Anyway, he technically asked her to come out of town with him first. And then she said no. And then he dumped her. So yeah. Awkward.
Quote It: You two breathe in sync.
5. WTF Is This Roundtable All About?!
Okay, one of the cool parts about this episode is that we got a little deeper into the Quinn drama. David and Abby are still getting it on and poppin. So there’s that.
But David also made some headway with his investigation into what really, really went down in the case that he lost against Olivia Pope & Associates. And by the end of the episode we see all these hella familiar faces showing up in one room to figure out how to further bury the secret (I’m assuming). But I was shocked! Mellie?! The Judge? Cyrus? Olivia?! What are y’all all doing together in one place, at the same damn time?! It’s like that moment when you realize only 5 people control the world– and here they are:
Madness!!!! Sheer. Madness. And once again, we are forced to wait two whole weeks for another episode. So tragic. Although, I may use that time to watch old seasons of The Good Wife, which I started watching this week and YES, I love it!
I can’t wait to hear everyone’s fave moments from last night’s episode of Scandal! Are Fitz and Liv really dunzo??? And what in the world is Mellie‘s next move? She sure was happy to see the President get on that helicopter, lol!