As all of you residents of Scandalville (shouts out to PITNBR Aisis) surely remember from last week; ish has gotten real on our favorite television drama. Shonda Rhimes, our leader, has lost her damn mind! And for that, we love her. Last week’s episode was completely insane, and the recap was insaner. Although nothing can really compare to watching President Fitz DUNZO Judge Verna, last night’s episode was pretty awesome. Click inside for more!
So, one thing that I loved about this episode was seeing the Gladiators back in action. We’ve definitely seen them putting in work, and they even had Olivia as their client a couple of weeks back, but I guess I mean… I kinda missed watching them do clean-up. LMAO! Nobody does clean-up like the Gladiators, and it was just nice to see everyone back together. You know… like a family… that cleans up dead bodies together. Sweetness!
I also loved this plot with Wendy, the ‘story-whore’ (as Harrison so eloquently referred to her, lol). We said it last week, but it needs to be said again– David Rosen cannot win!!! Aghhh!!! He really is the nice guy who keeps finishing last! How sad was it seeing him demoted to the classroom?! I mean, the classroom is an amazing place, but knowing that he was this awesome lawyer who just kept getting screwed over made the Intro. To US Government course look totally abysmal.
Plenty of drama centered around the President, who is strongly considering dabbling in some light-to-heavy alcoholism. LOL– but it’s not funny! Alcoholism is a disease! And Fitz is just all jacked up. In this episode he pulled further away from Cyrus, and further away from Liv (after getting, like, ridiculously close to her for one scene… like… creepy close), and now he keeps getting closer to Mellie/The Dark Side. I really can’t see this being a good thing.
Oh, and then Olivia met a new guy. Who, like, runs the Pentagon. And likes to ‘people watch.’ OMG, we’ll get to that.
1. Fitz Needs A Morning Pick-Me-Up
So this was the moment when we all knew the President was still (ten months after he killed Verna) in a really dark place. He had Mellie bring him a glass of whiskey during his morning shower, and then she decided to… um… further… enhance his morning shower experience with an act which I will now and forever-more refer to as a pick-me-up. LMAO! I couldn’t believe it… and then again, I could. Because it’s Mellie. And Fitz is really ready to let her… um… take the reigns. Oh god, everything I’m writing sounds sexual… because it is. Unfortunately for Fitz (and Mellie too), Cyrus popped up with the inevitable CIA/Middle East drama, so pick-me-up time was cut short. I loved the look on Mellie‘s face when she heard Cy at the door (and I love that Fitz just kept drinking):
And honestly? I was glad they had to, um, move on to other things. It really sucks to see Fitz doing stuff with his wife, lol!
Quote It: I thought you could use a little morning pick-me-up.
2. Is Quinn The New Huck?
The David Rosen situation was really interesting in this episode. First, he had to turn to Olivia Pope & Associates, the last people in the world he’d ever want to turn to; but what else can you do when you wake up next to a bloody corpse and you can’t remember what happened ’cause you got roofied? And then we had to watch him kinda go back and forth between trusting Olivia and feeling like she might even be behind it all. Total bummer for him. But Quinn! She was rocking out with Huck during clean-up and it was pretty intense! Methinks we have a little Huck-in-training, and I can only imagine what that means for future episodes.
Quote It: Because that’s what I am. A stabber. Give me a knife and I’ll stab anything. Oh, how I love to stab. (David)
3. Mellie Says ‘It Was Cyrus’
First of all, can we talk about how Mellie wasn’t kidding at all when she said that she didn’t like babies?! OMG, when Fitz was playing with their little one, she wanted NO parts of that movement!
Quote It: He can play with that baby for hours; I don’t know how he does it. (Mellie)
‘That baby’??? Really, Mellie? LMAO, I love it. Then came the car ride we will never forget. I don’t know why, for like two seconds, I thought Mellie was kinda gonna keep it real with Pres. I thought she was going to actually admit to playing equal parts in the Defiance movement, but why the hell would I mislead myself like that? When she brought up the fact that Fitz was pulling away from Cyrus, she went on to say that he was, in fact, right to distrust Cyrus. Because It Was Cyrus. OMG. For reals? Not only that, but she went on to say that Cyrus pushed everyone, including her, to steal the election… and so Fitz should totally trust her. Riiiiiight. And because, as I pointed out after the last episode, Fitz is in such a friggen dark place, he’s pretty much happy to go along with whatever Mellie suggests. Not a good look!
Quote It: You are the President. Any call you make is right.
4. Fitz & Olivia Go Half On A Godbaby
Okay, really though. Who decided to make Olivia and Fitz the godparents? This is crazy! And I don’t want Baby Ella caught up in none of their drama, lol! No, seriously. That baby is too cute. And, while I thought something was gonna pop off betwixt Liv & Fitz at the baby’s christening, I was not prepared for the angry sex scene to end all angry sex scenes.
Ummmmmm yeah. My bff lit’rally said after watching this scene she couldn’t wait to go listen to Lil Wayne‘s 6 Foot 7 Foot track, for the sole purpose of hearing these lyrics:
Never met the b— but I f— her like I missed her.
LMAO… in case you were curious as to what Weezy meant by that (and shouts out to Cory Gunz). Liv and Fitz‘s angry sex scene is the definition of ‘f— her like I missed her.’ And for that, we thank you Mr. President. Unfortunately, he was pretty awful as soon as they stepped out of whatever the hell that room was.
Quote It: I may not be able to control my erections around you, but that does not mean I want you. We. Are done.
5. When People Watching Goes Wrong
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. I mean. Okay. I loooove people watching as much as the next creep, but this is on a whole ‘nother level! Whoever this guy is, I cannot stand him and he needs to back the eff away from Olivia! OMG! Now I didn’t watch Felicity so I don’t know what this guy’s all about, but he gotsta go! Ladies! Never, ever, evereverevereverevereverever trust a dude you met in a coffee shop! Never! If that’s how you met your husband, I’m sorry, but you need to pack your ish and come stay with me for a minute, lmao! No, but seriously. Why/how is this guy spying on Olivia? We already know he’s connected to Wendy‘s whole storyline, so I’m just gonna go ahead and assume that he’s the one who wanted that Defiance info (it seems like he’s also related to this mole issue that Cyrus and Fitz ran into). Although, that still doesn’t tell us who killed her, but whatever. This guy is bad news. And I’m just hoping that Olivia knows exactly what she’s doing. Something tells me that she does, and that she’s not really about to rebound with a guy who’s connected to such a huge case. I dunno, man.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the episode! Looks like Shonda knows exactly how to keep the momentum going over here. Definitely pumped for next week!
P.S. Looooooved Olivia‘s hair this week. She reigns.
UPDATE: Shonda Rhimes is, apparently, OBSESSED with our very own PITNBr Carl. She totally retweeted him last night and we all need to make a big deal about it! Shonda had tweeted something about how choosing the Scandal babies (Teddy and Ella) almost made her ovaries explode, which is hilarious. But the Queen had to bow down when PITNBr Carl tweeted some more hilariousness back at her:
Congratulations Carl! You rock! So glad Shonda‘s catching on to what we already knew, lol ;)