OMG. My head hurts… my soul hurts. Earlier this week we saw Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn on the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine (and yes, PITNBr Carl, I did peep Tony’s eyebrows– they look so real!). We learned that Scandal was only going to get more intense as the season came to a close, and yeah. That’s exactly what’s happening. I have so many mixed emotions regarding last night’s episode… I’m torn, I’m tired and I’m going to effing kill Jake!!! Or am I?!?! I don’t know!!!! Click inside and help me, please!!!
So this episode was allll about relationships. I mean, every Scandal episode is about relationships, but this episode heavily focused on the drama betwixt James and Cyrus, Mellie and Fitz, and Olivia and Jake. And it was all intense. Each couple has their own unique set of trust issues, but regardless of the nature of the lies between them, it’s all bad. I think James and Cyrus really stole the show with their scenes, and I loved watching the two of them go at it, even as they tried to figure out how they might forgive each other.
We learned in last week’s episode that Jake was behind the murder of Director Osbourne, and this week Osbourne’s wife came forward like Oh hellllll nawl this wasn’t no damn suicide! I was so psyched to see the Gladiators (plus David, lol) take on the case. They soon found out that he absolutely was murdered when they realized that their main source (Molly) had been paid off and was about to flee the country. As soon as they caught up with her they basically signed her death certificate because she was murdered by the end of the episode. R.I.P. Molly.
The violence in this episode was too much for me. I cannot deal with Huck getting hurt again, and I cannot deal with Olivia Pope ever, ever, evereverevereverever getting jacked up like she did! I absolutely lost my mind during those scenes. Sigh. I’m still messed up over it. So let’s get to it!
Season 2, Episode 18: Molly, Girl, You In Danger
1. The Perfect Marriage
OMG. Mellie and Fitz and the hotmessness that was their bullshizz interview! I loved it! I loved how Cyrus had to sit them down like, whatever you do, don’t be yourselves, lmao. Oh gosh, they are so out of love. Cy had to prep them for this big interview (that wasn’t, unfortunately, with Oprah) and it was gonna be a huge deal because Fitz would be announcing his campaign for re-election a few weeks later. What was brilliant was that their story was told against Cyrus’s story with James. Cy had been kicked out of his house and it was so effing sad, right? Even bad guys wanna come home, y’all! Anyway, it’s not like Cy is really the bad guy. He made a great point when he told James that, really, James was angry with himself because he lied to the courts about Defiance. He can point the finger at Cyrus all he wants but he also had the opportunity to do the right thing, and instead chose to save his husband and preserve their life together. I friggen love Cyrus and James (and their adorable baby, who we better get to see again soon), and they really brought the heat in this episode.
Quote It: They don’t want you. They don’t want this. This is Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? This Is Macbeth. (Cyrus RE: Fitz and Mellie)
I don’t wanna knock on my own door James! I wanna sleep in my own bed! I wanna drink my wine from a normal sized bottle!
2. Suzie, Not Susan
Yes! I sooo wanted to learn more about this storyline with the CIA Director, and his wife showed up with such a compelling story, even Olivia Pope had to bow down and admit she was wrong. As it turned out, the perfect suicide was actually the perfect murder, and Osbourne’s wife realized something was wrong based on her husband’s suicide letter which was addressed to her. He purposefully wrote out Susan so she’d suspect something, because during their entire marriage he’d never called her that– only Suzie or honey. Sigh. It was a messed up story, but I loved how sure she was in her gut that her husband had been killed. The Gladiators started investigating and sure enough, Molly had lied to them to save herself (although it didn’t work in the end), and now they’re on the right path to finding the real mole. It just sucks that all our favorite Gladiators are getting jacked up in the process.
No. No. Nononononononononooooooooo! I cannot deal with them hurting my Huck again! He just started showering again a few episodes ago! Leave him beeeeee! Oh man. First off, Huck and Quinn are still the cutest thing ever. Notice how he lets her take the reigns in all the interrogations and stuff? It’s so effing cute, I can’t. And I think he made her wait in the car when they found the suspicious storage unit (rented by Albatross) because he knew something might go down; I lit’rally paused the episode and was cringing and freaking out like cray when I saw him getting hit in the back of the head. They need to leave my baby alone!
4. Jake, I’m Seriously Gonna Hurt You
Oh man. Oh my geez. I can’t. I couldn’t and I can’t. Here’s my problem. Basically, Jake was gonna… take care of Olivia… right? I mean. When that creepy dude he met with told him to take care of Olivia, I did notice that Jake didn’t give him a hard yes in reply. I just couldn’t help but feel like he wasn’t going to go through with it. It’s so ridiculous, but he seems to really, really like her! Was he actually going to take care of her? When she popped up unannounced at his house with the Gettysburgers (how cute was this date?!) and he was packing a bag… and a gun… was he really going to do it?! Ugh, I can’t. And then they kissed. And then they made sweet love down by the fire… and again. I was torn! It didn’t look like he was faking it with her, lol!
But then it happened. He put his hands on her. And I was like. Oh shizz. I’m gonna have to eff up Jake and it’s gonna be awkward because he’s a character on a television show and I don’t even know how that would work but it’s gonna happen. But then he shows her the guy who was actually there to DUNZO her, and I was all confused again. Now my bff’s theory is that that image was actually a pre-recorded video of Jake in her apartment and he’d been planning all along to show her that, in case she ever found out about the cameras. Totally possible, right? Right? I dunnoooooo!
Quote It: I’m regular people. (Olivia)
No, no. You’re special. And fancy. (Jake)
5. Oh Shizz– Fitz V. Jake
Fitz is so wrecked over Olivia, lmao! Every time he gives Mellie shizz (like when he was going on about their fake ‘how we met’ story) I’m just thinking about how sad he is over Olivia. He finally called Cyrus in this episode and made the confession of a lifetime:
I killed Verna Thornton.
I forgot all about that!!! And then he was basically like, Olivia would never forgive me for that… who am I to judge her over Defiance? Good point. I love how Cyrus totally rolled with that information too. I mean, you could tell he was shocked, but he held it down and told Fitz that it was sort of a part of the job… lol. Oh, Cyrus. But here’s the thing. When Fitz showed up at the hospital after Olivia had her concussion (thanks, Jake) it was really awkward! First of all, Olivia suddenly learns that Jake and Fitz are buddies. AWKWARD. And then Fitz is like, digging his face into her neck, which probably still had some light-to-heavy Jake-residue on it. AWKWARD. And then Jake was watching all this from outside of the room! Hella AWKWARD! And what was really awkward… was that I kinda felt bad for Jake! LMAO, he looked so confused, then hurt, then confused again watching Liv and Fitz boo up like that. Crazy. I can’t. I don’t know what to do. I can’t with this show.
Y’all have to help me out. What are your theories on the Jake situation?! I was so over him after the last episode, and I know I should still be done with him, I just need more information!0