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See, Daddy? Spies Got Souls Too: My Scandal Episode 206 Recap

The writers of Scandal don’t even let us chill. This is one show you can’t miss ONE minute of, because in the first 60 seconds, something major happens that lays the groundwork for the entire episode. Let’s get into the tea!

Scandal Paper Shred

Gun to head – An older man runs to his mailwoman and gives her a yellow envelope. When the mail truck turns the corner out of sight, he takes a gun out and shoots himself in the head. WELL DAMB.

Olivia Had a Date – After finally saying yes to her ex, Senator Edison, they end up in the hallway of her apartment. He asks to come in and she says she won’t sleep with him on their 2nd date. He retorts with “We lived together… I watched you press your hair. This is not our 2nd date. This is our 4,000th date.” When a woman lets you watch her do her hair, you know it’s real. Liv says no anyway.

Abby Gets a Drawer – David asks Abby if she wants a drawer in his apartment and she says she would love it. And Liv listens in, having planted a bug in a bobblehead doll in David’s crib.

James Makes the Front Page – They were lying in bed when Cyrus says how much he doesn’t like Hollis Doyle and James uses what he says in his article and refers to him as a “Senior White House official.” Cyrus flips out at breakfast and James says he’ll be writing more about Hollis. Uh oh. The League of Goons will not be happy about this.

This Ain’t Tyra Mail – A check for $100,000 arrives at Olivia’s office with sheet music, except it’s “not just Mozart.” Huck realizes it’s in code and sees his name in it, along with the names of 5 other spies. This is the package sent by the man who killed himself in the beginning of the show.

B613 Declassified – The man who killed himself is Huck’s former leader in a top secret CIA operative called B613. Huck says he’s leaving because if he’s name is on this list, it’s time to disappear. Olivia says “Let me take care of this. Let me take care of you.” and he gives her 24 hours to do so.

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Hollis is Not Happy – Hollis Doyle saw the story about him on the front page of the Times and visits Cyrus. He demands that he better handle James otherwise he might take the situation into his own hands. “You and your husband call each other whatever you please but put your WIFE on a leash.” OOP!

Meeting with Nigel – Liv finds out that the person who is threatening to blow the whistle on B613 is Nigel Surnoff, an international hacker whose real identity is unknown. Olivia asks Huck how bad the info on his operative really is and he says “We did tthings that would make it hard for you to sing the national anthem and mean it.” OH. DAMB.

They find out who Nigel’s lawyer is and Liv meets  with him. Nigel is on the computer, with his face and voice blurred. He says he’s waiting on the G8 summit to conclude so he can blow this info up.

Olivia Demands Meeting with the Spies – Olivia realizes that Nigel doesn’t have the real info yet so one of the spies that worked with Huck is waiting to give him the real deal. She asks Huck to call them in so they can find out which one is the leak.

Harrison Steps Up – Harrison tells Olivia how it’s getting incredibly weird in the firm. He says “Tell me what you need and I will do it… I’m your family. I’m your gladiator and that is not a job to me.”


She says that Abby and David can’t be together, even though she can’t tell him the reason why. He doesn’t hesitate to tell her it’s handled.

He meets with a woman in a bar and slides her an envelope of cash.

The Meeting of the Badasses – The Gladiators wait in front of an elevator and each spy arrives one by one, looking really regular. Doctor, professor, realtor, mom and… Charlie. They just happen to be former professional assassins O_O. As they arrive, Huck collects their guns in a basket and one of the spies looks familiar. It’s because we saw him last season. Charlie’s the guy who Cyrus hired to kill the intern Amanda, and Huck tortured him for info.

Liv tells the spies that they shouldn’t kill Nigel because there are other hackers who will take his place. They begrudgingly nod and agree as she tells them that no one should leave the room until she has further news.

There’s a camera in the room recording them, and Quinn is taking notes. All are taking phonecalls, showing the lives they live now. The doctor responds to a call about a prescription. The professor gives instructions on an essay he assigned. The mom calls her kids. And Huck called his boo to check in. AWWWW!

Harrison Plants Idea on Abby – Harrison asks Abby if she’s done background research on David. He was clearly doing this so she could find whatever he’s planted in David’s past and I loved it.

The Goons Glock Up – Quinn was left to keep watch on the six spies in the conference room when she drops her cup of coffee in alarm as Harrison and Abby walk in. They look and see that they’re all pointing guns at each other. You got SIX PROFESSIONAL ASSASSINS and you figured they wouldn’t hide a gun? They prolly hid them in their mouths!

Harrison bravely tries to talk them off the ledge and he succeeds for about 10 seconds before they all put the guns back up, including one pointing at him. He leaves and is slightly shaken up by it.

Cyrus Deserves an Oscar – Knowing he needs to protect James by having him drop the Hollis stories, Cyrus tells him how he will lose his job if James keeps writing about Hollis. AND THEN HE STARTS CRYING! Of course James caves in, promising to never write a story on Hollis again. The Academy Award goes to…

Liv Flips… a Laptop – Olivia meets with Nigel’s lawyer and flips the laptop Nigel is talking from off the table. She tells his lawyer that if he doesn’t give up info, these six goons will hunt him down. He panics and tells her the account number that Nigel just sent money to. She writes it down and calls Huck. He tells her it’s a Swiss account so he can’t hack into it and that he’ll have to leave because they only have 2 hours of the 24 left.

A Game of CLUE – Huck walks into the conference room with the notepad with the account number on it and he tells the spies. IMMEDIATELY, they look at the doctor. The numbers match the prescription info he was giving earlier on the phone. So while they were all making phonecalls, ALL of them were listening to the doctor give that prescription and they remembered what he said. GAHTDAMB highly trained summabishes! I can BARELY remember my own 4-digit pin. These goons here remembered numbers a doctor rattled off. WOW!

Kerry Washington Tweet to Luvvie

Kerry Washington RTed me and called me hilarious. *faints*

Wink Handles It – As Charlie is about to kill the doctor, Huck intervenes and gives a speech on how they can be different. It’s cute and the mom in the pink sweater winks. Huck looks over and Doc has a whole in the middle of his head where Wink has sniped him. WELPINGTON!

Quickly, the other spies clean up the conference room. It’s spotless, and they leave Huck in the same chair he was in when they killed Doc. Liv shows up and is relieved to see him. He tells her his spy name “Spin,” short for “spinster” because they never thought he’d meet somebody. Aawww, a goon with a heart.

Abby Finds Plant – Abby’s looks up David’s background afterall and she finds out that someone he used to date ended up in the hospital after an argument. And she met up with her and confirmed it. As a former battered woman, this is someone she’s sensitive to so she breaks up with David.

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Abby goes to the firm all butthurt and she confesses to Liv that she’s been dating David. She’s foolish for not knowing Liv would already know such information. She doesn’t realize her reach.

The Spies Get Back to Life – All the spies are shown living their normal lives. Well, all but the doctor, who was murked. If Shug Avery was there, she’d say “See, Daddy? Spies got souls too.”

And I love the Nina Simone song playing in the background as this was happening. YES LAWD!

Scandal Liv EdisonOlivia Gets Her Groove Back – The senator shows up at Liv’s house and asks to come in. He tells her “I am a man and I don’t play games and you and I are very good together so let me in now or I walk away.” Liv cries and hugs him and they go in her house and close the door. YESSSSS!!! GET YOURS, LIV! Also, I’m here for the senator. Yes. He’s grown on me.

The next episode is in 2 weeks and it’s gonna be President Ghost’s birthday. And something EXPLOSIVE is gonna happen. I CANNOT WAIT!

The highlight of my evening though? That Kerry Washington tweet! I’m having the best week EVER! \(._.)/

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  1. November 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    This post was EVERYTHING!!!!! BTW – I felt bad for David – his lonely ass. But Abby – she got what she deserved trying to be slick. I gotta find out why Olivia does everything in her (considerable) power to make sure David does not have a life.

    • milaxx
      November 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

      I don’t think Olivia cares if David has a life, but Abby was telling David ALL Olivia’s business so she had to put a stop to that. If David was dating any old generic chick, it would be no big deal.

    • paintgurl40
      November 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      long story short…david keeps digging into that case he lost prosecuting quinn/whatever her name is…and olivia, cyrus and hollis wants him to LEAVE IT ALONE. so with abby running her mouth about it, olivia had to break them up.

  2. Nikki
    November 16, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I absolutely LOVE watching Scandal on Twitter!!
    Cant wait for the gifs!!

    • FelicityR
      November 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Twitter enhances Scandal. I love it!

  3. November 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Ugh, so mad I’m missing Scandal!! Since I moved back to Nigeria I haven’t seen a single one of my fave shows. I feel like ripping the damn flag.

    Your re-caps have been saving my life.

    • Cheeks
      November 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

      If you go on tv links you should be able to watch most shows including Scandal.

      • November 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

        Internet is the problem my love, I know the sites but my internet is shaky 🙁

  4. Kimyotta Hankins
    November 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Luv ur recaps, Luvvie but you missed one thing I’m thinking is gonna come back up. Charlie DIDN’T leave like the rest of the exes. He called somebody (Hollis?) & said he was back looking for work. Uhm, uhm, uhm… so sad we gotta wait two weeks again.

  5. November 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I lived for wink. Harrison was so cheesy to me. Idky but I LIVED for Wink & the other lady spy.

  6. Anonya
    November 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Sometimes they be slipping on writing the roles though:
    Besides Liv, Abby is sharper than the rest of them, so I don’t get how she woulda thought her shmanging with David was secret. Also kinda unbelievable that she (who finna smell stories even before they appear), of all people would not have looked up David’s past in the beginning (or already known since they worked with/against him so many times before). Unless it was a lie planted by Liv? Wowch!

    The spy meeting was a nice setup to discover and get the snitch popped without Huck having to do the dirty work again. He & Liv knew the others weren’t about to let no snitch go, sheeit.

    • Anonya
      November 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Oop, just watched the breakup scene; guess the David story wasn’t planted. But did he/not smack his ex up though? ‘Coz he denied it to the last… Hmm.

      • November 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

        I think they are trying to sohw how flawed Abby is. She thinks she the shit and her shit don’t stink. Abby is so confident and cocky she thinks that she is smarter than the adverage bear. She felt that David was the law so no need to research him. She also was so frustrated with Oliva and all her secrets she felt like she had a one up on her with her own secret.
        No David didn’t smack up the ex. When the ex met with Harrison she said “I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t need the money! David is a good man” so she must have truly fallen down some stairs.
        Abby is an emtional mess who is smart when it comes to all else but dumb as a bag of bricks when it comes to men.

      • milaxx
        November 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

        Te woman Harrison met & gave the money to was crying and said that David really was a good guy so I think Harrison gave her a boatload of case to lie.

  7. Aisha
    November 16, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I love a MAN who takes charge!!!! “Tell me what you need and I’ll do it!” *Grabs the character Harrison and gives him a sweet luscious French kiss! *Swooooon!* Yes honey this show is everything!

    I almost hollered when the mid age goon/spie B and B woman was like, “I have arthritis! I can’t be chasing nobody down!” Ha ha ha! A goon in retirement.

    I have a question, Abby works in the midst of goons, how does she not know that her jump off/relationship wasn’t going be kept a secret? *Dumb snitching a$$*

    • Miss Hope
      November 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      IKR!!!! She shoulda KNOWED that her rolling around in the sheets wasn’t news to Olivia!

  8. November 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I’ve decided that i can not watch Scandal w/ unintelligent people… their comments and “i don’t get it” arses make me upset.

    Tis all.

    • Hucks Boo
      November 18, 2012 at 4:56 am

      Agreed. Makes me nuts. If you miss the nuances in Scandal, the genius of the show is wasted. Watch something easier.

  9. Miss Hope
    November 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    My inner Shonda is currently debating what kind of scandal Huck’s girlfriend will end up being a part of. We can’t just have characters in the show being all loving and normal without involving them in some grime, now can we?

  10. nichole
    November 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I’m glad the senator (Edison) can be there for Liv but I’m still shaking my head that they left perfectly good wine and Scotch in the hall.

    Shonda and her team always knows how to throw us a curve. Last night’s 1st five minutes were jaw dropping.

  11. November 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I just caught up on all the episodes last night, so when I saw this one after seeing all the tweets and FB posts about it, I was all o_O the whole time I watched.

    Fell in love with Harrison all over again. He’s my boo. Not up for debate.

    I loved seeing the other spies. Hate the doctor got sniped but isn’t there something about snitches and stitches or ditches? *shrugs* Anywho…

    I hope Huck can recover from this and I felt so bad for David. He is a good guy, just getting in the way.

  12. paintgurl40
    November 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I thought from the last episode when Olivia said she was going to handle Abby personally, I couldn’t WAIT for Abby to get her ass handed to her…but this episode threw me for a big ass loop…my favorite part was when the doctor got dead. i don’t enjoy murder but it was COLD BLOODED!!

    I don’t know how I’m going to make it for two weeks…I guess I’ll watch the past episodes on demand….

  13. Sherlan
    November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    My comment has nothing to do with this episode, but i just had to say this…

    I was bored as hell on Friday night and decided to go through my free shows on the DVR, came across SCANDAL and was instantly hooked…this show is BADASS… I had to go and find all the episodes from Season 1 and bring myself up to date on all the other episodes for Season 2…did i was i was hooked….yes, indeed I AM HOOKED.

    I am so sick of myself right now – sighs – I have been watching all the scenes of the Prez and Olivia over and over (they are HOTT; amazing onscreen chemistry, no lying). Sad that there were no scenes of them in the last 2 episodes thou; I am setting my DVR to record this Show going forward.

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  15. Carrow
    December 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Lol at the Color Purple reference in your title =)

    Shug in the church with her daddy. Miss Luvvie you are HILARIOUS!!!!