In case you were curious about my Facebook status circa 11:01 p.m. last night: Pretty sure i just had a heart attack. #Scandal. Because, see, when the episode ended I kind of couldn’t breathe and there was a pain in my chest and so I figured I’d just had a heart attack. Shortly thereafter it occurred to me that I was having trouble breathing because I had been holding my breath for the last 8-12 minutes. In fact, I’m gonna be metaphorically holding my breath until next Thursday because last night, ish got entirely too real on Scandal. Click inside to help me recap this madness!
So, remember last week when I was like OMG. Everything that I want to happen on this show happens on this show and for that reason I love it? Well this week I love Scandal for a different reason. Everything that I thought would never ever happen is happening. Seriously, did you see any of last night’s events coming? The Gladiators investigating Cyrus to see if he was legit trying to kill Olivia? President Fitz straight up being like Eff the presidency, I’m getting my girl. Mellie legitimately going on television and making THE announcement to end all announcements? OMG no. No to all of it. Or maybe yes to all of it. I don’t know yet!
Season 2, Episode 20: A Woman Scorned
1. Poor Cyrus
OMG, they’re gonna give Cyrus a heart attack. I mean, doesn’t he always look like someone who has heart attacks? Fitz and Mellie had Cyrus running back and forth (lit’rally through those underground tunnels) as he attempted to get them ‘back together.’ Last week Mellie moved out and we learned that she was not effing the eff around. This week she put her terms on the table and gave Fitz 36 hours to renounce Olivia and reclaim his family… and Fitz was all like Yeah, no. I’m good. Poor Cyrus was losing his damn mind trying to convince Fitz that Mellie was dead ass serious and that she was def going to the press, and that he was def putting his presidency (specifically his second term) in jeopardy by not making amends with her. Then he tried to convince Mellie not to go public with the affair by presenting her with some bullshizz information packet explaining her political future if she stuck by the Pres and Mellie was all like Yeah, no. I’m good… lmao! I felt bad for Cyrus who, of course, was dealing with all this just when his marriage started looking up… or down… if you consider that one scene with him and James. LMAO! Good times, good times.
Oh, I also loved when Cy got on the phone with Olivia to see if she and Pres were still getting down. She’s such a liar!
I’m done with him, Cy. (Olivia)
Done-done, or heavy-phone-breathing-done? (Cyrus)
2. Wait, No. Cyrus Is The Worst (Again… I Think)
Last week PITNBr Whit was kind enough to remind us that Cyrus IS the guy who put a hit out on his own damn husband. Granted, he took it back. But still! Cyrus is crazy! And he doesn’t give an eff about anything except keeping Fitz in office (like, 98% of the time). So when the Gladiators started investigating him it was really about time. Poor Olivia was such a wreck over this! She totally could not believe that her drinking buddy Cy would, like, try to kill her, but when Huck finally told her that Charlie had killed Amanda Tanner (presumably under Cyrus’s orders), I think she got the picture. Oh, and then there was the part where he legit showed up at her home after prank-calling Jake away from her apartment so he could… kill her?! Well, it seemed that way. But by the end of the episode we learned that Cyrus was not the mole, so we don’t know what his plans were for Olivia. But still. That ish was cray!
The last woman that was sleeping with the President ended up dead in the Potomac. And I want you to stay alive (Huck to Olivia).
What if I could get rid of Olivia Pope? (Cyrus to Mellie)
3. The Return Of Huck
OMGeeeee! After what they did to our boo last week, how pumped were you when Huck shook off the crazies (most of them) and stepped back in the room with the Gladiators?! Sigh. They are so lost without him, lol! I mean, we know the Gladiators are awesome and Quinn was doing her best, but who else can recognize another CIA agent by their ear, lmao?! Friggen Huuuuck! No, but for real. Where’s his son at?
Also, I loved how they tracked Charlie down via his faux-girlfriend at the book club. They were able figure out that Charlie was messing with her because she was a stenographer and had details about Defiance on her laptop. This is how they realized that Cyrus couldn’t be the mole (because he wouldn’t have needed Charlie to get that info for him). Honestly– the whole Albatross/mole/Jake/Charlie/Cyrus storyline still has my head spinning but I know we’ll get more answers soon.
4. Fitz Is Over His Wife/Cyrus/Being President/Everything Except For Olivia Pope
So, this was one of those things that happened that I never expected to happen. Fitz for real, for real, for real sat down on his ass and decided to give it all up for lurve. He gave this big, beautiful speech to Olivia and vowed to do the one thing she didn’t expect– to let Mellie leave, to let her go public about the affair, and to allow his political life to be ruined so that they could be together in a real way. I’m sorry… but I totally lost my mind over this. Last week I admitted that I was getting tired of their shenanigans, and I feel like Shonda Rhimes heard my cries (or is just, like, a really great writer) because she had them cut all the BS so they could get serious this week. It was hawt. Watching Olivia demand more from him, and watching him give more? Awesome.
You don’t wanna talk about the fact that my wife moved out and I’m alone at the White House?
I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie! I am not a fantasy! If you want me, EARN ME!
Sit with me, and let’s run out the clock.
And then watching them actually sit down together and wait for Mellie to give her interview… and then lit’rally get it on and poppin’ during her interview? OMG. No, okay. Give me a second and we’ll get to that.
But my sister Steph brought up an excellent point on Facebook:
Fitz is going to be pissed once he finds out that Liv smashed the homies!!
LMAO, dude! Not only did she smash the homies (granted, unknowingly), but she totally made out on Jake’s face in this very episode! WTF?! Here’s hoping that doesn’t become an issue… but you know it sooo will.
5. Ummm. Did Mellie Just…? Okay, Yes. Yes She Did. I Can’t Breathe.
She did it. The whole episode we thought she wasn’t gonna go through with it. Mellie is such a hard-ass but even she looked shook when it was time for the interview and Fitz still hadn’t come running back to her. She looked shook! And I was like There’s no way. She’s gonna back out… there’s no way. And OMG, she did it. Sat down with Cyrus’s husband (lmao… how awesome was that?) and did the unthinkable: put the President of the United States of America on blast for having an affair. EPIC. All kinds of epic. And I was sooo glad she did it! It had to happen! The drama that is coming our way is just gonna be amazing. I cringe to think of how Cyrus is gonna try to flip this, but I’m so glad it happened.
Okay, about the whole thing where Olivia and Fitz were lit’rally doing the damn thang as Mellie sat in front of cameras and told the country that they were doing the damn thang (although she never named Olivia). Ummmm…. that was insaaaaaane! So hawt! Sooo disrespectful! Sooo hawt! WTF?! This is, like, the second time we saw Olivia get her hair wet for this dude!
OMG, they are so obsessed with each other!
Okay, yeah. No. I’m done with this show/is it Thursday yet?
Oh, this is when my little faux heart attack started. When Cyrus realized James was the one interviewing Mellie and he started running down that crazy-long hallway/tunnel thing screaming ‘I DON’T CARE! GO TO COMMERCIAL! PUT MY HUSBAND ON THE PHONE!!!!!!‘