Sooo… it’s never too late too recap Scandal, right?! Gladiators and fellow residents of Scandalville, I had the last couple of days off from work but that doesn’t mean I stopped doing my job. If you’re following me on Instagram, I let everyone know that we’d be recapping today and to prepare accordingly. On Thursday night’s episode, sooo many questions were answered– but in typical Scandal fashion– sooo many new questions arose. So yes, Mr. President, we have a few questions! Click inside for a belated, mini recap of the last episode of Scandal!
When last week’s episode went off, I lit’rally felt like I was putting my health at risk by watching this show. Could. Not. Breathe. It was awesome, lol. Thursday’s episode wasn’t as intense for me, but that was probably a good thing– I’d like to have some energy left for next week’s season finale.
Now this episode was still a huge deal. I mean, finally, finally! We know who the friggen mole is!
And we learned a few other things too, but I still have some questions!
1. Did Jake Ever Really Like
Okay, so one thing we learned in this episode is that the dude who’s always meeting with Jake is the boss of all bosses. I mean, he friggen shut Jake down in this episode, then he found Cyrus and shut him down– I don’t think we’ve ever seen Cyrus bow down to anyone like he did this guy (and I have to keep referring to him as ‘this guy‘ because he lit’rally has no name on the show– I even checked IMDB, lol). But when he went in on Jake, one thing he said was ‘You’re only job was to get between Olivia and the President, and you failed.‘ I knew Jake was doing a lot of things at once– playing spy for the President and then playing lover to Olivia, but I don’t think I really got that he was commissioned to get betwixt them! When he called Olivia up just before he was about to get Charlie (and they had that awkward moment because Olivia thought Jake was actually Fitz calling her back to talk dirty… hell nawl), and he said I’m not a bad guy, I sooo wanted to believe him, lol! I just need to know if he ever really liked me! I mean Olivia! If he ever really liked Olivia… lmao. I know he had a job to do but I also think he caught some serious feelings for her, because otherwise he wouldn’t be so reluctant to do certain things for that guy, and he wouldn’t have asked to get off the case. Right?
2. Who Is This Fake-Ass Olivia Pope?
OMG, that guy Mellie hired! LMAO! Didn’t you loathe him at first? But then… kinda grow to like him? He sooo wanted to be like Olivia Pope and it was adorable (I know you caught that part where he was like, ‘I thought Olivia Pope handled your needs,’ and Mellie was all like, ‘Olivia Pope handles my husband,’ LMAO). Mellie was so not feeling him at first she almost dismissed his ass but then he revealed to her that he was on to her game from the beginning; he remembered how she brilliantly faked a miscarriage so Fitz could win voters in that one county, and he praised her for showing up in all her new photographs with baby Teddy on her hip (because she just looooves babies, lol). He then spent the whole episode trying to get Mellie to tell him who the mistress was, but Mellie wouldn’t budge. I really liked the end of it when he suddenly realized that she was really holding on to the info because she still hoped that Fitz would come back to her.
I am the first lady of the most powerful nation on the planet. I didn’t get here because someone like you held my hand and called themselves my hairdresser. My hair is done. So. Don’t ask me if I can be honest like I’m some little girl confused by all the books and smart talk. I can be honest. I can also lie. It all depends on what’s in my best interest. (Mellie)
Another thing we learned about Mellie is that she knows her Fitz. When she first learned that he wasn’t going to run for a second term she totally called BS and knew he wouldn’t go through with it. She wasn’t privy to all the ins and outs of the situation (we learned that he’d never really planned to run again since he found out about Defiance, even though he’d been making it seem like he was choosing to be with Olivia, rather than run), but she knew him. And her prediction turned out to be correct. I just wanna know what her next move is, since Fitz clearly doesn’t plan to address the allegations that he cheated.
3. Cyrus, Why You Gotta Make Your Husband Cry Like That?
How awful was this?! How awful? Cyrus went iiiinnnnn on James over that interview he did with Mellie. I mean, this scene was actually difficult to watch. We kinda figured these two were gonna go at it, since Mellie made her big announcement to James on live, national television. Obviously, Cyrus wanted James to shut it down in some way– even though that was basically impossible. But James had been looking at the interview as the beginning of his new career in TV journalism, and had kinda started thinking he was the new Anderson Cooper… and Cyrus shut him down so fast it was embarrassing. I mean, I was embarrassed. Cyrus was like C’mon dude. Did you really think you got chosen for this gig because you’re such a big deal in journalism and/or politics? Do you really think this is your big break? And then he laughed the meanest Cyrus-laugh ever and James cried, because he had to come to terms with the fact that Mellie totally played him and used him to get at Cyrus and Fitz at the same damn time. Madness.
4. Why-Oh-Why Didn’t Huck Just Go On Ahead And Kill Charlie?
Ugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! This part made me so mad!!! Y’all know I love me some Huckleberry Quinn, but this mash-up did not work for me on Thursday. Huck finally got the name of the mole (after the Gladiators went through all that trouble to investigate Vice President Sally Langston) from Charlie who basically got DUNZO’d by Cyrus. Charlie came to Olivia Pope and Associates seeking help because he thought Huck had some kind of deal with the CIA since he was still out and about and not dead (which brings up another question– does Huck have some kind of deal, orchestrated by Olivia Pope???) but he ended up strapped to a chair and giving up the name of the mole before Huck took care of him. Except, just as Huck was about to pull the trigger, in walks Baby Huck AKA Quinn! And she ruined everything!!! LMAO, I know I shouldn’t want anyone to die… but… um… I kind of really wanted Charlie to die. And the minute they let him go (because Quinn gave Huck that classic We are Gladiators, we don’t do revenge speech) everything went to ish!
5. Can You Believe We Actually, Almost, Totally TRUSTED David?!?!?! Agh?!?!?!?
So. Yeah. No. This is why Drake keeps singing about No New Friends. This is why you can’t have new friends!!! Because new friends are shady! And they lie! And they pretend to be Gladiators when all they’re really after is that damned Cytron card!!! OMG! David!
Okay, so first off, how confused were you when they named the actual mole? I was like Billy who? I recognized the face, but had totally forgotten about Billy Chambers, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Sally Langston. He was the one who was dating Amanda Tanner in the first season and orchestrated her whole affair with Fitz so that Sally Langston could have the upper hand in the campaign. He was also, if I remember correctly, kind of insane? So now that he’s popped back up and is working with David I do not see anything good coming from this.
But really. I can’t believe David played us.
Obviously, I’m psyched for next week’s episode. Remember how I said last week that I don’t understand how Cyrus is still alive, because all his yelling and screaming and running down halls and trying to stop affairs and hide affairs and repair marriages should have long-since resulted in a heart attack? Yeah. Next week. Gonna be cray.
P.S. And shouts-out to PITNBr Stephy Hugz AKA my sister! She called it! Last week she had, like, three different theories on who the mole was, and one of them was David, lol. She also wanted everyone to know that Harrison could get it, so that needs to be acknowledged as well.