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I’m Blown Away by Scandal’s Winter Finale: Episode 209 Recap

The fact that it’s gonna be four weeks until we get to see a new Scandal episode is currently killing me softly. Because this last winter episode was so good that I was gagging when it was done. Every time we think we’ve figured out these characters, their stories and why they do what they do, we’re proven all the way wrong. Let’s just get into the tea!

Press Conference Shade – VP Sally Langston (I refuse to refer to her as Madame President) has a press conference where she’s telling the nation bout how the President is in critical condition and painting this bleak picture for everyone. I am not here for this hateful Ginger! SHE TRYNA LEAVE HIM FO’ DED!

What the Huck? – As Harrison naps, he’s woken up by Huck who says “The person they’re looking for. The one they think shot the President. That’s me.” Little Red Riding Good is here and Liv isn’t in the office so Harrison calls her. She’s tryna tell him to handle whatever the problem is when he barks “Get your ass back here NOW!” I love when he gets all forceful. HEY BOO HEY!

What The Huck Scandal

As the Gladiators surround him in the conference room, Huck explains what happened. His girlfriend Becky called him saying she’s relapsing into her cocaine addiction and needs his help. She gives him the info of the hotel and room she’s staying in and he rushes there. He shows up to find a machine gun on a tripod, and bullet shells littered the room. He packs up the gun, picks up the shells and runs out. But as he runs out, people see his loud ass red hoodie.

And where was this gun? Right there. He opens up the case and it’s there. When they ask him why he took it, he says “every gun has a story.” Well Huck thinks the story is that his girlfriend was kidnapped. Sir, the story here is Becky set your ass up for the okey doke. Olivia tells him to stay in that office, so he can stay out of the public eye.

Breakfast and Spilled Tea – As Cyrus sits at home in his pajamas eating cocoa puffs or whatever, lamenting his critically injured BFF and lost job, the phone rings. It’s his wusband’s mother calling. When he asks her how James’ visit home the week before was, she tells him “what visit?” Oh. Welp. Tea spilled. I just KNEW Cyrus would know James was being nosy in Defiance, but guess not. Now he knows James is lying about something.

David Won’t Quit – David Rosen  is at a press conference where Olivia is talmbout the shooting. Afterwards, he approaches James and says that he wants to know what he found out about the election, since he said it was something major. Cyrus’ boo says he can’t talk about it and shakes him off. David, you’re STILL tryna go after this rigging thing and the Prez is LAID out in the hospital. Chill out, sir!

When Hollis Met Sally – Hollis Doyle shows up at the White House to talk to VP Sally, who tells him to get to the point. He slides an envelope towards her and you can’t help but know that the envelope can’t contain anything good or holy. That manipulative summabitch! Never up to any good!

Evidence Needed – Harrison and Abby are on a mission to get copy of the hotel security video showing the man in the red hoodie. When Harrison’s connect falls through, Abby says she might have someone. That person turns out to be David, who drops off what looks like a jumpdrive to the Gladiator office. This heffa invited the main prosecutor over to their office where they are HARBORING a possible suspect in the shooting of the POTUS. This is part of the reason why I can’t stand her.

Can’t Stop Huck – The gladiators watch the surveillance video and disprove Huck’s thought that Becky was kidnapped. But he was still in denial and was hellbent on proving them wrong so he says he will go find her himself. Harrison reminds him of Olivia’s orders and says Huck can only go by getting past him. Well, that wasn’t much of an obstacle because in a second, Harrison’s face was slammed on the table by Huck. FAHN gladiator in suit or trained killer? No contest.

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The Huck Room – Huck heads to Becky’s apartment to search it down and he bangs on walls. He knocks on one that seems hollow and it turns out to be a trap door into a room that has his pictures ALL OVER IT. Welp. Can’t deny now. Your girlfriend is an evil goon, sir.

Supreme Blackmail – Sally visits a hairless Justice Verna in the hospital while holding the envelope Hollis left her. She demands Verna step down from the SCOTUS so she can appoint her person. When V is all “NAWL” Sally tells her she’ll ruin her legacy if she holds on to that seat, using facts that she clearly got from that dirty dog, Hollis. HATE HIM! And I hate her too!

Elevator Evidence – Liv is watching the video tape evidence with folks at the White House, including Sally. The face of the man in the hoodie isn’t visible, just his back. But they realize that the Little Red Riding Goon helped some lady pick up her phone while in an elevator and if they get the phone, they might be able to match the evidence. Oh, Lawd!

Watching and Waiting – Huck goes to sit outside of the house of his favorite family, which was his version of waiting for Becky. He falls asleep and is awoken by her cold gun on his neck. “WELCOME, CLARISSE” face! Pretty calmly, he asks her why she shot the President and tried to frame him. Becky was talmbout how she did him a favor by NOT smearing his DNA everywhere like she was supposed to. She then proposes that they run away together and be on some Bonnie & clyde thing. These two are insane.

Love of their Lives – Cyrus shows up at Olivia’s place and the two of them talk about President Ghost. Liv says VP Sally has her planning his funeral. Cy ain’t tryna hear that, saying “”He calls you the love of his life. Don’t you DARE give up on him.” YESSS!!! And as for his boo James, he believes he’s cheating on him. “My young, handsome slutty husband is cheating on me and I’m gonna grow old alone.” iCackled at “slutty.”

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Verna Be Knowing – Liv goes to see Verna in the hospital, and she got on her good wig for the occasion. She oughta teach these young’uns the art of rocking hairhats because her lacefront was PROPER! Anywho, she tells Liv that the Little Red Riding Goon looks a lot like Huck. Welp.

Evil Frolicking Goons – Becky comes home to find Huck sitting on the floor, among all the pics of him that she’s collected. This somehow leads to them having hot evil secks and then agreeing to run away together. Huck, what the hell?!?

Defiance Ain’t Cheating – Cyrus meets with Charlie, who he’s hired as a private investigator to follow James because he suspects him of cheating. Charlie tells him his boo ain’t cheating. He’s just been going to some small town in Ohio called Defiance. When Cyrus hears that D-word, he hops in his car! Welp. He knows now.

Huck’s Shade – Huck meets Liv in front of the White House to say goodbye because he’s leaving with Becky. She tells him that she’s just using him to protect herself and Huck replies with “I don’t tell you who to love.” SHADE! Love is blind, deaf, mute, dumb, remedial AND stupid in this case. SHE JUST GON USE YOU, ALMOND!

The SetUp Scheme – After sitting with himself for a bit, Huck calls Harrison and tells him to drop the gun at Becky’s apartment 10 minutes after they leave it together. This sounded too convenient, and something told me it wasn’t gon go right.

One Dinner and a Baby – James comes how to see a fancy romantic dinner set up by Cyrus. They sit to eat and Cyrus tells him that he’s finally ready to adopt a baby, which has been James biggest wish for a bit. Of course, James tears up and says “yes” to everything he says including him quitting his job to stay home with the tot. I SEE WHAT YOU DOING, CYRUS!

Left Them for DEAD – Huck goes to sit outside the house of his favorite family but none of them are eating dinner tonight. The place is empty, it seems. Something in the milk ain’t clean so Huck enters to find every member of the family dead, from gunshots to the wound. Even the dog. And the baby. And he hears a recording of his own voice from the conversation with Harrison asking for him to set Becky up. It was her “You thought you’d have me but GOTCHA!” And Huck looks devastated.

I. WAS. MURKED. Murked. Thug tears fell from my face during this scene. WHY DID BECKY HAVE TO KILL HUCK’S SPECIAL FAMILY??? Including the baby and the dog!!! BECKY! YOU EVIL BITCH!!!

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WHOO!!! My feelings were hurt!

James Knows Cyrus Knows – While shopping for cribs, James meets up with David. And he knows Cyrus knows about the information he has on Defiance, because Cyrus hates babies and the sudden change of heart is transparent. He gives David the memory card from the rigged machine for safe keeping. LAWDT! Everyone is a backstabber! Well, at least know James is cute AND smart.

Abby’s Slap and Secks – David walks into his apartment and sees Abby waiting. He approaches her and she stares at him then slaps him really hard twice. And wordlessly, she basically has her way with him, looking way too close to rape to me. And it made me uncomfortable. Oh, and she put her fingers in his mouth. Ew. I don’t know where her hands been so ew. Plus they’re both unsegzy so EW again.

When she’s done with him, she gets up and leaves. Never uttering a word. And it made me feel dirty.

Pick One, Sally – Justice Verna goes to Sally, who is expecting her letter of resignation from the SCOTUS. Instead, what VP gets is a choice. Verna tells her she can decide between two envelopes. One contains her resignation and the other contains the name of the Little Red Riding Goon. AW NAWL! Yeah. The League of Goons is officially over. Folks don’t e’em CURR no more about loyalty.

The Fallen Patriot – Huck is back at the Gladiators office looking catatonic. That family’s death has done some serious damage to him and Olivia an’ ’em are trying to figure out how to track Becky down. Quinn opens the door of the hallway and the SWAT team swarms in. They’re there for Huck. WELP, we know what envelope Sally picked.

As they drag Huck away, Liv screams “what’s the charge?” “He is being held under the Patriot Act!” That basically means “we can hold him, not tell you what for and for however long we want.” Oh. Yeah. Ish is TRULY real now.

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And the ep ended.

But we see previews of the next episode, which isn’t coming on til January 10th. Huck is covered in blood, clearly being tortured. He screams “If the President is still alive, he is still in danger.” AW CRAP! Becky gon try to finish him like it’s Mortal Kombat.

*faints* At ALL of this. I just… I am unable. This episode felt like two hours because it was so action-packed. And it drained me. IT MADE ME WEARY, y’all!

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So now with the info we know, who do you think is behind Becky? Methinks VP Sally. I no longer think it’s Hollis. I also don’t think Huck’s random favorite family is so random. I feel like they were somehow connected to him before his CIA days. Nothing on this show is random so I doubt this family is too.

ALSO, I LOVED re-reading your comments from my recap of last week’s episode because some of you were SPOT ON in thinking of who actually shot the President. Y’all are so smart, kind and important! ;-). Anywho, go nuts in the comments section.

P.S. I’ll be adding more pics and gifs to this post by noon CST.

P.P.S. Me and Scott Hanselman recorded a special episode of our podcast Ratchet and the Geek called “All Scandal Everything” last night after watching this winter finale. It should be up and ready for you to listen by 1pm CST to check for it!

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  1. Mo to tha
    December 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Chile, this episode had me so keyed up! I ended up eating cereal mid-way through because i was so tense it felt like I was burning up energy. I pretty much clutched my pearls the ENTIRE episode. I didn’t go to bed….I smooth passed out from exhaustion afterward. #iCantDeal

    • December 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Me too! Last week’s episode took me 1:15 mins (lawdt) to calm down but after last night’s episode, it took me out. I slept so good!

  2. Mrs. Hamilton
    December 14, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Girl I can’t even read this right now because I have to get to work but OH MY GOD, last night’s episode was so cray! They need to pay Chinua Achebe some royalties because this episode should have been called Things Fall Apart 🙁

    Imma read it when I get to work Luvvie. I live for your recaps!!!!

    PS I’m still icked out by both of those love scenes. Or should I say ick scenes. Really Abby? Really??

    • December 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

      +1 on the puke scenes. i don’t understand disturbed people’s angry sex.

      • The It Gyrl
        December 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

        Ummm, yeah. NO ONE is here for fifty shades of scandal.

    • keisha brown
      December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

      it was just soo awkward!!
      i think she was trying to ‘take power back from her formally abusive ex-husband kinda way’.
      it was still gross. lol.

      • Blaaq_butter
        December 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        Don’t yall think it was toooo convenient that Abby showed up just after James gave David the memory card? Ol girl got that memory card (bet).

  3. Margaret
    December 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Where to begin? Where to begin?

    Becky and the hidden room (she musta had some ppwerful isht cause Huck was gone quick), the automatic gun, that heffa even killed the dog. The dog?!?

    Cy, the PI, and the baby? Awwww he thought hubby was stupid. Hahaha

    But Huck and tbe Patroit Act? We can’t even go put money on bis books. Damn! Lol

    Cmon January!

  4. Stephanie
    December 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

    This episode was truly an OMG moment from start to finish. Everyone is double crossing everyone! Like I said last week, this show does not allow you to get attached to one character. One minute your character is a bad guy (Cyrus killing Amanda), next thing you know, you are rooting for him to keep his husband from getting killed.

    Just get all caught up in the emotions.

  5. Nicole
    December 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Lets remember that David still has no clue election was rigged for Fitz, he’s still thinking Hollis pipeline project and Cytron connection. Once he figured it out he is going to go in!!! I bet he will get Abby on his side and Quinn sneaky but will join in and all try and take Olivia down!

    …and I’ve always believed Hollis and Melli are behind all these explosions, killings, etc. “Americas Baby” is NOT President Ghosts child!

  6. TawannaS
    December 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Was it just me or did anybody else see Abby in the baby store???

    • December 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

      What?!?! I must rematch

      • December 14, 2012 at 8:24 am


    • MsShell
      December 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

      I thought that was her!!! I’m glad somebody else saw that!!

    • Kathryn
      December 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Why would she be following David?

    • emti
      December 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

      YES!!! I thought so…

    • December 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

      HOLY SHIZZLE! She was in the baby store? I didn’t even catch that. Good call!

    • Tarah
      December 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

      I wasn’t sure if that was her or the Becky chick. It looks like the Becky chick (I keep rewinding)in a wig…

      BUT this would explain exactly why she gave him the kitty cat as soon as he walked through the door – don’t take off your jacket fool! I need what you got!! She f*cked him and took that damn memory card!!
      MY GIRL!! (she nassy tho)

      OK Luvvie!! Did you not catch that?? That was some serious tea spillage!

      • CapitalKayPea
        December 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

        I truly believe she went to David’s house for that memory card. She isn’t going down that road again with him and her emotions. She’s been betrayed. She knows what team she’s on.

      • Melissa
        December 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

        i was thinking the same thing she got that memory chip

    • December 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Which means that who icky sex scene was just an opportunity to get that drive with the rigged election results on it! I knew there had to be a point to that scene otherwise it would have been just too random!

    • December 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Wayment. Abby was in the baby store??? I’ma have to rewatch the scene b/c that’ll explain why she went over to his house and would mean what she left with was the chip James gave her! OOOOOO!!!

      • CapitalKayPea
        December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        i really wanted to believe that she drugged him, too. that to me is the only reason to put her fingers in his mouth.

      • Tarah
        December 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        I posted a screen shot on your FB wall…take a look! I can’t tell if it’s her or not.

      • Kelly
        December 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

        THat’s what I thought happened in the icky sex scene. I thought she slipped something into her jacket

      • milaxx
        December 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

        I rewatched that scene. I’m not sure if that was Abby or if that was Becky in a wig. They don’t show the face. If it was Abby wouldn’t David have recognized her? Since none of the goon squad can be trusted, who knows what else Becky is being paid to do?

    • keisha brown
      December 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

      YASS!!! CSI:Scandal!!!!!
      I didnt see that!! but it would make sense!!!
      i also want to know if Charlie caught that as he was directed to keep following James.

      • December 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        i don’t think charlie caught that b/c when he left James to talk to Cyrus he was telling Cy that James was still at the baby store and he was kinda over it. it’s like james knew he was being followed and waited for the break to meet to david… it was timed so perfectly.

    • Kelly
      December 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      I had to go back and rewatch that part, pause and watch again. That wasn’t her. The lady did have reddish hair, but that wasn’t her. I don’t think she got the card. I think she just wanted some hence her slap/hand in mouth act. I also get the impression that it wasn’t her first time doing that, hence the awkward silence that was exchanged when he dropped off the thumb drive.

    • KemaB
      December 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      e Liv wanted to make sure James wasn’t being a slutty hubby and had Abby keep tabs on him she could have told Liv and Liv askrd her to get it back

  7. Kathryn
    December 14, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I’am so disappointed with this episode everyone is out of control.

    • Nptexas
      December 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Huck:scandal::Richard harrow:boardwalk empire

  8. KemaB
    December 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Man when he went in the house I just knew they were dead an i thought she wouldnt kill dem babies but nope she killed them all my mouth was wide open in shock for the whole scene.

    It was scarier then any horror movie I’ve seen in the last five years especially the looped tape of him in the background *shivers* I can’t wait until Jan.

    You can’t trust anyone James is tryna die and get a baby at the same Damn time/the bible thumping b* can’t stand her country ass/Abby and David just ewwwwww/Miss Myrna out for self who’s gonna betray who next

    How deep does this rabbit hole go and where will it lead? Shonda and the Scandal writers are so on point!

    Btw That Ron Jeremy Gif>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Kash
      December 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

      The dead family scene really hit me in the gut. Just seeing the mother protecting her baby to the very end…touched my core!!

      • KemaB
        December 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

        Yep I thought all assassins had rules of killing children clearly i was wrong 🙁

  9. Valerie
    December 14, 2012 at 8:21 am

    OOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEE!!! Did I call it or did I call it! I knew Girl Becky was too good to be true. But nothing could prepare me for how the rest of the episode shook out.

    1. I couldn’t believe how wide open Huck’s nose was for Girl Becky. He’s only known her for like 2 weeks but was ready to go on the run with her? Chile, well I guess.

    2. Harrison’s little forceful command at Liv? Too segzy!!

    3. I couldn’t agree with you more about the nastiness and craziness of Abby and David’s “roll in the hay”. Ma’am, please get your life.

    4. I love Cy’s and Liv’s relationship. They may go to blows ery once and a while but at the end of the day they got each others back.

    5. Talk about betrayal, I felt betrayed when Justice Verna handed over Huck’s name to the VP. I thought her and Liv were much closer than that. I mean who needs enemies when you have friends like her.

    6. All I could do was think “My Poor Huck” the rest of the episode. In one fell swoop everything came crashing down on my favorite little hitman. He gets set up for Fitz’s assassination attempt, he loses his girl, his “family” and then gets snatched up by the gubment.

    Shonda surely gave us everything and the kitchen sink in that episode and you best believe I will be rewatching all these episodes to make doggone sure I haven’t missed anything so that when it comes back in January I’ll be ready!

    Oh and Luvvie, whenever I see that Ron Burgundy gif I CRY EVRYTIM!!! #DED

    • Crymsyn
      December 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Valerie.. u just murked me bew.. now I’m Ded. Good idea on rewatching the eps tho… gotta stay keyed up…

  10. Yolanda
    December 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Abby took the drive from the voting machine out of his coat pocket. This gives that eww *ex scene a purpose. You know once you throw the “good girl stuff” out there, men lose all capabilities to think straight.

    • December 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

      I need to go back and look at that again! I thought David got the drive after this encounter! So much happened!

    • Kathryn
      December 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

      WOW! That could be true.

    • keisha brown
      December 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

      i def need to rewatch…

  11. December 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

    When this episode ended I can’t even lie, I shed a tear. I held my pillow for a minute because that episode was a WHIRLWIND OF ACTION! The writing on the show is so good. There were parts of this episode that had me afraid to find out what was going to happen next. Goons causing havoc all over the place!

    And Iont (yeah Iont lol!) appreciate Shonda for making me find a real life until January 10 +_+

  12. December 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    1. Verna’s ass is gonna try to remain on the Supreme Court if they have to embalm her bald-headed ass and prop her up in plexi-glass.

    2. Obviously this Becky bitch is smart on top of crazy. But did you catch Huck rubbing his face on the gun a little bit when she had him in the car?

    3. At first it looked like Abby had on Spanxx when she manhandled David. Turns out she was wearing stockings, and most likely no #drawls. Ick. And the whole smack and stick your fangas in the man’s mouth was not sexy. I bet they tasted like she ate Cheetos and Funyuns.

    4. Cyrus though the was slick trying to anchor James at home with a baby. But James ain’t as stupid as I thought he was. But Cyrus ain’t slacking either.

    5. Sally can’t wait to push through all kinds of right-wing hyper-religious shit while she is sitting in that office. I do believe her ass is behind hiring Becky. I have a feeling that she is gonna get in the way somehow and Becky is gonna shoot her instead. At least I hope this happens…

    6. The Anchorman Ron Burgundy GIF sums up my feelings when I saw the dead family. I was also in a glass case of emotions, unable to completely wallslide ’cause my knees hit the other side.

    7. Harrison is sexy when he demands stuff.

    8. Live and Cyrus seems to have the best relationship. I like how he encouraged Live to not give up on Fitz because he knows she is THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE!!! She needed to hear that.

    9. No loyalty among goons, I tell ya.

    Shonda needs to stop playing with us! It is going to be torture waiting until January 10th, but I will be ready for it. I am here for all it!

    Hello. My name is Roz, and I am addicted to Scandal…

    • December 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

      LMAOOOOOOO at her hands tasting like cheetos and funyuns. Ma’am, iLIVE through your comments. *DEAD*

  13. Lalarochelle
    December 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

    First I have to say those of us in Philly got screwed. They put the damb Eagles game on instead of Scandal so I spent the 1st 30 minutes trying to find a live stream online. Luckily I got it right when Becky was telling Huck what was up in the car.

    Part of me thinks that when Huck found “his family” ded, he instantly lost his love for killing, even though I think he will go in whenever he finds/can get to Becky (I HOPE he ain’t that open).

    And since I had missed the first part of the show, I was scurred that the Pres had died when they had Liv planning the funeral.

    I think Cyrus is going have Charlie make all the evidence disappear, but I’m disappointed that the job he was staying in town for was to watch Cy’s boo

  14. December 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Thanks luvvie. I was waiting on this. During the whole episode I was following your tweets and thinking man this is going to be a long recap.

    Anyway about the show itself…this was quite possibly the most backstabbing in one episode of any show ever. shonda needs an award. First Becky, then Hollis, verna…heck everybody. It was hard to keep up.

    I don’t like Abby -again- that secks scene with David was strange. Quinn irks me with all her self righteousness. Girl the president is dying, the league of goons is crumbling, a whole family is dead…don’t nobody care about you and your little plane ride!!! Harrison is getting real sexy trying to be all hard core and run things here recently. Sadly he was no match for Huck. Yeah I have no words in Huck. No words!!! Just too many emotions I can’t express. David, like Quinn, really has a one track mine. Cyrus boyfriend better watch out because when he gets found out Cyrus and Hollis are coming for him. Oh and Hollis is one mean, heartless, SOB. He wasted no time moving in on the VP. oh and the VP is one ballsy b!tch just swooped right in and started kicking ppl out and taking over. Who’d I leave out. I don’t e’bem know but Olivia has here hands FULL she may break down. I just need to know who’s behind this shooting. I’m thinking the VP or Holls.

    Does anyone know how many shows we get in January? i need all if this to be wrapped up with a nice little bow.

    • Tanie
      December 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      ugh!!! i was thinking the same thing about Quinn. she need to have a row of seats and chill out..ain’t no one focused on her and her lil plane ride…sheesh!

  15. December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I can’t handle nearly anything in this episode, but I have two questions, and I hope I don’t sound silly for asking.

    1) Can someone explain why Madame Bible-thumper is sooooo adamant about getting that supreme court seat? What’s in it for her? You’d think she wanted the job for herself; she’s acting like it’s better than gold. Does it somehow equal power for herself? I’m just curious as to the value. Again, that might seem like a dumb question, but I don’t know the answer.

    2) Did the feds search the room from which POTUS was shot, and if so, did THEY find the 5th bullet shell? Why was that never addressed in this episode? You’d think it’d be on the news. And I wonder if the shell would indicate what kind of gun it was from, and whether a gun like that could be hooked up to a timer or remotely controlled. There’s a story in that shell and the Scandal team let it lay low for the time being. They ain’t pulling the wool over my eyes! (OK, that’s not true, they REPEATEDLY pull the wool over my eyes, but I’m trying to catch up!) Hmmmm…

    • Lagosgirl
      December 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

      The Supreme Court seat is important because the Court basically sets the law of the country. So for the VP, being all conservative and stuff, she wants to appoint someone equally as conservative, so that the her agenda (pro-life, anti-gay and all that) can be accomplished. Its a way for her agenda to live on even after she leaves office, cause Supreme Court judges once appointed are there for life.

    • December 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Most presidents love to pick supreme court justices because they, even more than a president, can guide future laws. They might uphold abortion rights or take them away, and their rulings can stick for decades. Public schools are still operated with Brown vs board in mind. Also, the supreme court recently upheld a ruling they gives people like Hollis the ability to throw tons of money into a campaign. It’s actually a good question. I wonder why Langston didn’t have Verna killed.

      • December 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        Thanks ladies for not laughing at my question! Makes perfect sense now :))

    • CChoc
      December 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

      “Did the feds search the room from which POTUS was shot, and if so, did THEY find the 5th bullet shell? Why was that never addressed in this episode?” ~~ i bet they didnt find the 5th bullet shell b/c Becky has it..

      • CapitalKayPea
        December 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

        i’m pretty sure Becky has that shell. She must have entered the room AFTER Huck left. Remember, he was frantically looking and couldn’t find it.

        I think that Verna and Liv agreed on turning Huck in, because Liv knows he didn’t do it. this would throw everyone off the path of Becky. Liv is GOING AFTER BECKY. Patriot Act, tho?

        TRUST. Liv will get Becky herself.

        In fact, i think Wink may come back as a contractor for Hollis’ old arse.

        • December 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          I ain’t even thought of that! I bet y’all are right about the shell. Becky’s days are numbered, and Liv bout to sweat out her pressed hair, tearing that tass up!

  16. EbAdams
    December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Great recap.

    I know this is crazy but, I think Verna and Olivia are in on something together. During their scene, Verna asks Liv what she can do to save her career. And at the end of their scene at the table, she says something about karma and then it just fades away. I’m thinking (really HOPING) they came up with the plan for her to divulge who it was to keep the VP from getting the nomination, and also give them some time to help Huck. He’s a trained assasin and is probably trained to withstand torture.

    I know. Crazy. But I’m hoping that’s how it plays out or something like that.

    The whole show was edge-of-your-seat good! I had to leave the room during the part with Huck’s “family”. It was just too much for me. Of course I quickly returned. 🙂

    Got my husband all into it too. Can’t wait for January 10th.

    • Dinasty
      December 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

      I think Judge Cancer and Liv are still working together, too. I don’t think either of them would betray each other. They are using Huck as a game piece in this game of chess. I still don’t know what the end game is though.

      • Maestro
        December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

        Judge Cancer!!!! I’m DED!

    • KemaB
      December 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Maybe. Liv doesn’t want Huck to get hurt and she knows if the Govt have Huck then Miss Mass Murderer aka Becky can’t get to him it will give them time to clear his name keep him safe and keep Mryna in office at the same time.

  17. Dinasty
    December 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

    You forgot Huck actually admitted to being involved in Quinn’s debacle. Granted he was in a fragile state when he blurted it out, but he was like bitch I saved your life, get off my back!

    We can’t forget about that because all of this ties together. And all roads lead to Fitz!

    • Kathryn
      December 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Quinn is really getting on my nerves. Olivia should sit her ass down and let her know she was the fall guy for the explosion and murder of 7 people and was headed straight to jail for life. I’m sure she would shut the hell up after that conversation.

      • December 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

        Quinn knows this though. She stood trial as Lindsay Dyer, and Olivia called in a favor to get her acquitted. She was only accused because her ex was one of the victims. If people had the power to give me an identity, then get me off after I was caught, I’d shut the hell up and relax but that’s just me…

  18. Mel
    December 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    “SHE just gon use you, Almond”! when I saw the tweet last night, it didn”t quite come through; This morning I remembered and I hollered!

  19. Lagosgirl
    December 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I have been waiting for this recap since the episode ended.

    Quinn: Nobody cares!!! Be grateful you are not in jail and shut up.

    Abby/David: Ewww…that is all. But I’m sure there was a reason for that scene. Everything Shonda does, has a reason.

    Hollis: I actually like him. He doesn’t hide that he’s evil. He is what he is. No surprises from him. That Verna move was classic Hollis.

    James: Keeping digging and you won’t live long enough to enjoy that baby. I don’t know why it hasn’t occurred to him, that if he brings down the administration, then Cyrus goes down too.

    Verna: No words!!! None at all.

    VP Sally: She is NOT president. I intensely dislike this woman. Lets not forget that her daughter or granddaughter had an abortion, and she walks around hugging her Bible. Unlike Hollis, she will smile in your face and stab you in the back.

    Huck: That Anchorman gif pretty much sums it up.

    Fitz: Wake your ass up!!!! (I just found out he was the voice of Tarzan in the Disney movie..random).

    Olivia: So many questions. Will she still have a job at the White House in January seeing as Huck worked for her? Where does she go from here? Did I see her cuddling with the President in the previews??

    Scandal is EVERYTHING!

  20. JMarie
    December 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I don’t think its VP Sally or anyone obvious. Someone on twitter last night reminded me of something I completely forgot about. Remember during season one, Huck killed a guy? He was one of his former assasin buddies. We never heard about the guy again, no mention at all. I think that is coming back to haunt him. I think that girl is somehow associated with the assassin buddy, and they want to bring down the whole camp. Just my theory.
    I seriously don’t know how I’m going to get throught he next few weeks.

    • Bre
      December 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Totally!!! This makes a lot of since…especially since Huck didn’t actually kill him…just fugged him up real bad. He was in the episode a few weeks ago when Wink* shot that other assassin guy in the head after Huck told them he was in luuub!

      • D
        December 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        The guy you all referring to is Charlie. He is the spy that Cyrus has doing PI work for him right now. He is also the guy Cyrus paid to kill the intern from Season 1.

        • December 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          So Charlie’s monkey ass is just the convenient character all over this piece, huh? “Need a guy? Call Charlie.”

  21. December 14, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’m still trying to find out who hired Becky, tho. The VP? The wife? SOMEBODY is behind this!

    Poor Huck. He’s like that one crazy cousin who’s sweet as pie to family but will will completely wreck anybody else.

    And I’m glad to see James is one step ahead of Cyrus b/c lawd knows Cyrus can get sinister. James better protect his neck, though. Especially if Hollis gets wind.

    VP Sally is the shadiest of them all!! And Justice Verna is just all anti-loyalty everything. SHADY.

    Where the Scandal premiere party / support group gon’ be in January? Maybe it’s a good thing we have a break so my blood pressure can go back to normal. SHONDA RHIMES, YOU WRITER-GENIUS YOU!!

  22. Bre
    December 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Okay Luvvie,

    You slayed me at “The Help” reference. But yea…Harrison’s “get your ass back here now” damn near got me in trouble cuz I was watching with my fiance and it took everything in me not to take my pannie drawls off and chunk ’em at the TV. My boo looking at me like I’m skatin on thin ice. LOL.

    I always knew it wasn’t Huck, but I had no idea Shonda was gone throw a wrench in the story like that. Oh My Gaw that girl can write up a plot like nobody’s bidness. Ain’t Becky a triflin’ heffa? The whole time Huck was talmbout running away with her I was cussin him out because that, sir, is just damb dumb. I just knew it was gonna go south when he used the phone…somethin told me that wasn’t a secure line.

    Once again Luvvie, iLive for your posts and recaps. Seriously tho…I can’t get “Take Charge Harrison” (my future baby daddy) out my head…I had to go to sleep real lonely last night LOL!!!

  23. Kim
    December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Huck is gonna go all Pulp Fiction on Becky when he finds her. It’s is gonna be something epic like in Gerard Butler 300 abs looking level. I can’t wait. And there are no friends and loyalty in politics. Poor Oliviai

  24. Bunny
    December 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

    First off, my name is Bunny and I’m a SCANDALHOLIC and I ain’t goin to no SA meetings neither, no ma’am. Have me meeting some scary azz psycho, kill my dreams and family type boo. I ain’t eben here fo none of that foolishness!!!

    Shonda is one FIERCELY LOYAL HEFFA!!! said with the utmost of respect!!! She has taken MAIN CHARACTERS from Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith’s mama, Ellis Grey and turned her into VP (president seat snatching heffalump) Sally and Meredith’s drunken daddy (I forgot his name) and turned him into the beast that is Cyrus. I so love and hate Cy at the same time!!! He’s a damb monster for sure. And a Dartmouth sweatshirt will always show up in her shows!!! Shonda loves her alma mater baby.

    This episode had me SOL screaming out loud. My nerves are shot, my pressha is up and gave me nightmares like I was on Hydrocodone or sumthin.

    Man y’all this is a mess. Huck down, Liv down, VP evil azz running the country. Verna got chemo brain and is trippin, giving up on the inner circle. Hollis has always been out for himself. Becky aka, cray, cray bish is on a killing bender. Cy is gonna have to kill his segzy, slutty, husband. Quinn on some new ish, she betta chill b4 she gets another new identity. Abby taking David’s peen alls whilst slapping him around and sticking her germy fingers in his mouf! YUCK!!!! Harrison is getting his gladiator suit wrinkled, man iCant!!!!! It’s soooooo much and to think our beloved Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III may truly be a ghost (ha) not funny really but all you
    Scandalheads get the connection.

    I will be re-watching eps like a good SCANDALHOLIC to bide the time. Oh and Luvvie that Fantasia gif is da troof!!!! Like she’s saying, “All hell Nawl.”

    • Valerie
      December 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Yassss to “president seat snatching heffalump”!!

  25. December 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    What if Verna hired Becky?

    • CapitalKayPea
      December 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      What if she did? What would be Verna’s endgame?

      If Becky was hired to shoot the WH Director of Communications, then it was LIV. Do you remember that she kept telling Liv all those clues about the calls? She’s a smart cookie. She knew too much.

      If Becky was hired to shoot POTUS, it was either Hollis or VP. Likely Hollis, as VP can’t clutch a Bible AND hire a killer at the same time. and Hollis was pissed. But then again, so was VP when she didn’t get her SCOTUS. So it’s safe to assume they are a team.

      If Becky was hired to scare POTUS with a miss, it was Mellie. Remember that Becky said that she wasn’t hired to kill him. Just to shoot him.

      I don’t see what Verna would have accomplished by shooting POTUS. She got him in the WH, he returned the favor…

      • December 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        Liv didn’t do the hiring. B/c remember in the car when Becky told Huck that she was supposed to frame him REALLY well and leave his DNA all over the hotel room but chose not to. Liv would not set Huck up. It wasn’t her.

        Also, Liv can neutralize the Press Secretary some other way besides having her killed. That ain’t her style.

      • paintgurl40
        December 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

        i think hollis hired becky….i remember when he confronted liv at the white house and he said her and the judge f-ed up his plan to blame quinn when he had that company bombed. because she and the judge saved quinn, he set up huck instead. hollis has the prez shot, knowing the v.p would then take over. as smooth as silk, he slid some info to the v.p about the judge. that takes her out. liv would be too busy trying to save huck so she’s distracted…

        plus i don’t think huck’s family had any connection to anything. that was a message from becky to huck for trying to set her up. that family was something huck secretly dreamed about wanting for himself. kind of like you might see your dream home, and keep driving by it or something.

        damn!! what am i gonna do until jan. 10th??!!

    • maverick
      December 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      @Jen–Tell us more. Why do you think that?

      Anyone else??


    • December 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      No WAY it was Verna, why would she take herself down?

      I still think Hollis was connected to this arrangement somehow, even if it was him getting someone else to do his dirty work of hiring Becky. He straight up SAID he was gonna bring the whole house of cards down. With this one act,down come Cy, Liv, Huck, Verna, Mellie… AND he gets the VP in the seat for at least a short time, long enough to try to get his own ends accomplished (like maybe somehow getting Eddison out as Majority Leader and his guy – Holly I think? – in the spot. How likely is it that that’s a coincidence that all the people he’s after got sniped with this and he WASN’T connected to it somehow?

      But, I think Mellie knew something was up, from how she acted in the Limo, and I don’t know that she would have worked with Hollis for something like this, which makes me think a third person was involved.

      Hollis is the common denominator here. And we already know he’s more than happy to kill people and set up innocent people, Quinn learned that first-hand. But, I don’t know that it’s just him, that’s too obvious, so there has to be another puzzle piece.

      • CapitalKayPea
        December 15, 2012 at 6:10 am

        that other puzzle piece is the governor who got cheated out of his presidency.

        • December 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

          Yes. Governor Reston. We surely forgot him on the lowkey.

  26. Chandi
    December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

    1. You had me gon’ @ ‘hateful Ginger’!
    2. Hollis Doyle ol’ snake azz!!
    3. Becky…#NoWords
    4. I thought Verna was my bish!! How she gon’ turn on Liv like that?!
    5. League of Goons…Officially Disbanded…It’s every man for himself when ish get real…
    Thanks for the great re-caps!!

  27. Mrs. Hamilton
    December 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    ok, i’m watching the episode again and i realized harrison is lucky to be alive! since becky knew he was going to plan the gun after he left, she could have gone back and murked him in her apartment… oh lawd! i feel like these folks are real!

    • December 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Yaaaasuh! I literally jumped up out the bed and screamed “NO! Not my boo!” I just knew he was gonna get murked while planting the gun. AHHH Thank you SHonda for saving him. UMmm he IS real- really my future husband.

  28. Kevalyn
    December 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Ok, first let me say that your response to last week’s episode is what got me here. I subbed to Netflix and Hulu Plus & devoted Mon-Wed (including 10 office hours) to catch up so I’d be ready for Thursday’s episode. That finale was EVERYTHING!!! I still gotta keep reminding myself that it’s a TV show and Huck is not really being tortured right now as I sip my coffee and eat my danish.

    Quinn: Getting on my damn nerves. She was cute when she was naive, but she now needs to have a seat.
    Verna: too threw; truly no honor amongst Goons.
    James: has me really worried. Him and David need to let this go before they end up floating somewhere.
    Sally: she is not the POTUS!! I want someone to take her out. Be evil or be Christian, you can’t be both.
    Charlie: I think he hired Becky to set up Huck cause he still salty about Huck torturing him.
    Harrison: I was all “yes daddy” when he yelled at Liv. Thankfully my hubs was upstairs. That is one FAHN Gladiator, but I did chuckle when Huck had him laid out in .005 seconds.
    Abby: That whole scene had me very uncomfortable like hearing your parents having sex or your parents hearing you having sex uncomfortable.

  29. December 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Great recap! This episode…I can’t even deal. So many heartbreaking moments for me. We did our full recap on the Scandal Aftershow last night on AfterBuzz TV and had to compose ourselves. Check us out on YouTube and iTunes.

  30. thard2006
    December 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    remember the internet goon on the all assassin episode??… i was thinking him based on how the gun was ridged up. that awkard sex scene with the DA and red head indeed freaked me out…bout she cud have lifted his pocket of the memory card..or just testing him. they broke up off a lie and that lie will come to light soon. every scene has a point even if it comes up later in other episodes. i dont think the VP had him shot, but she was just waiting for a huge mistake to get Fitz out of the way. This situation can go so many different ways it makes me dizzy.

  31. nichole
    December 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    First, I think we will need a Scandal support group for the next 4 (dang) Thursdays. A Google+ hangout or Skype meeting?

    A quote from the movie Minority Report sticks with me: “when the chips are down, when the pressure is on, every creature on the face of the Earth is interested in one thing and one thing only. Its own survival.” That’s what was going on on Scandal last night…BIG time.

    Normally I watch Scandal 2 times (CST and PST) but I could only handle that episode once last night.

    I’m done thinking Governor 4,359 is behind the assassination attempt. It could be Edison. He knows about Liv and Pres. Ghost and he wants her away from her job because it pulls her away from him. If Huck is out of the way, Edison may feel some of her powerful “help” is gone.

    The phone. The phone. Harrison told Olivia they would need a phone secure line so she had to get back to the office. Huck should have known better.

    Thinking about it, we will need 4 weeks to recover and prepare for January 10th because we KNOW that ep is going to be explosive.

    • December 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      What makes you think Mr. Should-Be-Hot-But’s-Not knows about Liv and Mr. President?

  32. Shan
    December 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I live for these recaps Luvvie! Now I have a theory, a crazy one, but a theory nonetheless on Abby/David. It was too random her sticking her hand in his mouth like that. Maybe she was trying to get his DNA? I don’t know, maybe she’s just nasty, but I think she wants to frame him for something because she’s obviously still bitter.
    As for Verna, I think she and Liv are working together as well. Huck can hold his own and it got VP McBitchFace off their backs for a while.
    I think Becky and Charlie are working together. He is the only person with a vendetta against Huck for torturing him. Maybe he’s Becky’s main squeeze?
    Anywayy Scandal returns 2 days after my birthday so I’m just gonna take that as Shonda giving me the best birthday present ever!

  33. BE
    December 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I am STILL so emotional about this. I was really holding back the tears last night. I remained strong til I read that that was Huck’s real family. I now hate anyone named Becky and I have planned about three scenarios of how to kill her. I might need some help from PETA, cos who kills a dog? Becky really hurt me and I ain’t even done nothing to her.

    I made some cookies last night cos I needed to beat something. The butter, sugar and eggs volunteered.

    I am still angry. But I got cookies.

    • Kathryn
      December 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Where did you read that was Huck real family?
      I don’t believe he had a family.

  34. JJJ
    December 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Now I really understand “All Roads Lead To Fitz” cause I was a lil confused in the episode titled that but “Blown Away” made perfect sense of that saying/title. All this craziness is happening because of Fitz behind (still love him though). He needs to stop playing and wake his butt up!

    I am still pissed at Becky and disappointed at Huck for letting his feelings take over. But I did feel for him when his “family” died, shed a tear and everything. I hope Huck does what he needs to do when he finds her!

    Also, James is messing with fire and is about to get burnt and I am so glad yall explained the Abby and David scene because that was just disturbing and I almost threw up!

    Kudos once again to Shonda Rhimes and all of the Scandal writers for taking me on another emotional rollercoaster with all the twist and turns. I seriously need Scandal rehab!

  35. E
    December 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Just my thoughts:

    1. I refuse to believe that SOMEONE didn’t know about James finding out about Defiance. Remember the bug planted in David’s house…and not to mention Thorngate (they were up in everyone’s business with that)! SOMEONE knew something.
    This is my theory…either Cyrus or Olivia set up the shooting.

    2. Liv and Verna are working together. They knew that Sally would rather look good to the country then have that seat on the SCOTUS. (sn: Verna’s lace front was pluckin!)

    3. Huck knows a lot more than we think! Pretty sure he knew about the election being rigged and he allowed himself to be a pawn in this game because Olivia asked him to. When Quinn asked if he knew why they wanted her kidnapped, he said he didn’t ASK, but I think Liv told him everything and they came up with a plan of action if/when things went south. When Hollis threatened Cyrus, you know he ran and told Liv. He probably said “You getting the ML seat for your boo, Senator Raisin, stirred up a mess. Handle it.” Huck, Verna and Liv are in cahoots. HOWEVER, Ghosty wasn’t supposed to get shot in the head. That head shot came from somewhere else. That is the REAL question. Who shot him in the HEAD? (I think THAT was Hollis/Sally Langston)

    4. Is it just me or does every chick on this show have the krypto-coochie? Liv got the President about to run the country into the ground cause he is daydreaming about her. David let Abby smack him around and dang near call him a biz-naiy-eech while sticking her fingers in his mouth – ugggggggggggggh. So nasty (but I do think she drugged him AND took the memory card, cause he couldn’t even get up off the floor when she left). And Becky, she might have the best of all, cause Huck has known her for 2.5 weeks and he’s ready to turn his back on Liv and the team for her. Uh, no sir!

    (Oh and “America’s Baby” is going to come out looking like…HOLLIS. He said something a few episodes back to Mellie about getting her panties in a bunch and how she made a FINE First Lady and finished with *smirking* ‘No one knows that better than I.’)

    • CapitalKayPea
      December 15, 2012 at 6:14 am

      *genuflects deeply din E’s direction*


  36. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    December 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I. Hate. Shonda. Rhimes and the Scandal writers.

    1. Verna is no effin joke.
    2. Hollis is evil. Pure T evil.
    3. James and Cyrus aint fooling each other. This cannot end well. At all.
    4. Harrison looked gooder (yes, Gooder) than hell in that suit and being in charge.
    5. Ellis/Sally is NOT the President. What she is doing is considered treason. How are you VP and you don’t know what the riderless horse in a funeral procession is?
    6. Abby/David. Ew.
    7. Huck and his family. 🙁 I silently screamed as he went through the house. Listen. Thug murked.
    8. Becky. You in danger, girl. My theory? He slept with her for a DNA sample. He’s framing her like she framed him.
    9. And where was Mellie during all of this? We got no shots of her at the hospital? hmmm
    10. Again, like I said last week, Huck is being framed for Charlie’s actions.
    11. Shonda n nem got me with the family. That was just wrong. Huck is finna go AWF!!

  37. […] Before you listen, make sure you’ve watched the show because we talk about all the plot points so it’s spoilerville. But awesome. Oh and read my recap! […]

  38. keisha brown
    December 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    oh and the head of the fbi/squad that came for Huck = hey now…

  39. milaxx
    December 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    my random thoughts;

    1. I wanna kick in the head whoever was in charge of programing in Philly. Instead of Scandal, we got to see the Eagles lose again. I had to wait for the ep to show up On Demand.

    2. The ep with all the sharpshooter/sleeper agents was trying to tell us to side eye Becky.

    3. I bet Huck is either related to that family, or they are significant as the relatives of his first kill or something

    4. When Huck slept with Becky, I was sure he did it to get her DNA and was gonna go back and have the team do a forensic exam

  40. Amber
    December 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This recap is everything!!! I’m about to go back and watch some of these episodes and read the recaps again. I CANNOT wait till January 10th (the day before my man’s birthday) he will just be sol for a few hours that day (I usually watch scandal the next day).

    Can we just say eww @Abby and David’s sex scene! But it would explain why she went to his place.(to get the disk) but how did she even know that he had the disk? (maybe the bug in David’s apartment?)

    I’m not sure if Olivia set Huck up, what would she get out of setting him up?

    Damb @Harrison getting all forceful!! Lawd I had to pause it to fan my self (my bf was side eyeing me after that lol)

    This whole winter finale has me calling my SA anonymous sponser lol

  41. bre
    December 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Not that y’all really care but I forgot to put in my two cents about Abby and David ole nasty first I thought Abby was slapping him around to see if he would hit her back since he supposed to be on that “Ike Turner” ish…I thought she was just trying to see if he would act violently but then she raped the poor guy…(yes I said raped) and had the nerve to be the one crying when she left.. I don’t think the theory about her getting the memory card is sensible because if she knew about Defiance why would Liv go through the trouble of splitting them up instead of just telling her “y’all don’t need to be together cuz this joker here gon get kilt messing with this ish”? Idk what it was about but I actually showered (no lie) after that cuz I felt so dirty watching them romp behind the couch with they clothes on like that ish is normal.

  42. December 15, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for an entertaining recap. The writers on Scandal are great storytellers. I think that David and James will reveal the voter fraud conspiracy but when they do, a new set of conspirators will be suspects. Hollis, Sally and possibly Verna will be set up by OPA to take the entire blame, from Defiance to the attempted murder of the president. Becky will make an attempt on the president’s life at the hospital and will be killed by SS. Olivia will (hopefully) wake up Fitz when he senses her lying next to him. The stink will hit the fan and I cannot wait to see the outcome of all the chaos when it does.
    I like your thoughts about the family being connected to Huck’s past; I think that is very plausible.

  43. TaRessa Stovall
    December 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This post saved my life and my sanity! I’m working in a different state from where I live and I don’t have TV here, so I watch Scandal every Friday online. ONLY Shonda ‘nem didn’t post last week’s episode (I heard cause it showed a dead child) so I posted on FB that I was fiending and a friend led me to your site where I will be every week in the future. Your recap is just as delicious as the actual show…you really have a gift and now that I’ve discovered you I totally look forward to reading all of your posts. But esp. those about Scandal. THANK YOU…you just saved my entire weekend!

  44. AJsPapillon
    December 17, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Absolutely LUV and LIVE for your recaps Ms. Luvvie.

    My theory is that the Huck was set up by the country (Kurdistan?) of that diplomat (who raped and killed the young girl Jenny) Huc killed in episode 4. The one he made look like an “accidental” suicide.

    Verna and Olivia are working together to keep Huck safe, in the hands of U.S government.

    James is going to die, one way or other.

    If the POTUS wakes up with amnesia and doesn’t remember Olivia, I’m gonna poke Ms. Shonda in the eye.

  45. teecolah
    January 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I have sooo much to say, but I am burnt the hell out from OD’ing on Scandal. Me and my husband watched seasons 1-2 in the last 4 nights to catch up. That’s like a crackhead in the 80’s getting their hands on a gang of blue magic. We over here looking like Chris Tucker’s last scene in Dead Presidents. LAWWWWWWWD!!!!

    I will be in rehab until the tenth lol
    P.S. I never trusted that bitch Becky…never trust a chick named Becky with a coke habit, AA or not. hmph!

  46. Erin
    January 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    “SHE JUST GON USE YOU, ALMOND” laughing my ass off at you Luvvie!! U don’t know Martin like that! LOL!!!! I just cackled myself into a tizzy when I read that!!! The DMV episode!