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Who Shot Fitz Slayed Me! Scandal Episode 208 Recap

When I tell you that I couldn’t move from my couch for an hour after this last episode of Scandal, please believe me. It was like someone took my last cookie. This show has me in my feelings and I don’t even mind. Scandal SLAYED ME more than usual this week and if this is my longest recap yet, you can’t blame me. I might dedicate three paragraphs to talmbout how much I rolled on carpet. Anyway, let’s get into it.

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The Shooting – Anchorman Seventh Heaven Daddy gets word of the shooting outside of the President’s birthday party. And at first, he’s told the President wasn’t hit and right on air, he gets word that he actually was. They show the scene and we see Mellie screaming, with President Ghost’s blood on her. We also see that there is at least one more victim. Aw nawl!

The New President (Flashback) – Olivia’s at the hospital watching the chaos around her when she notices a flagpin on the floor. It’s the President’s and it makes her remember right before Grant/Ghost got sworn in. She got him the pin right before the ceremony.

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That night, she didn’t go to the Inauguration ball because watching him dance with Mellie was painful. Instead, he left the ball early to meet her in the Oval Office. She said “Mr. President” and he got all riled up. Her: “Stop it.” Him: “We can’t stop. You’re the most important person in my life. I can’t just stop. Can you?” And then they proceeded to hit their swerve on the Presidential desk. SO. HOT.

Cyrus Reads and Liv’s on Duty – Back at the White House, Liv and Cyrus return upon hearing that Vice President Sally Langston is in the Oval Office, instead of under high protection as she’s expected to be. Sally tells Cyrus that she’s there because she’s now Commander-in-Chief. He reads her for filth and says according to the 25th Amendment, she is not. The President is still alive so she cannot be taking this role. WELP. Meanwhile, Olivia asks for one of the staffers to go to her apartment and get her 1 gray suit, 1 black suit, 1 blue suit, 6 blouses, a toothbrush and shoes. POPE IS ON DUTY!

Interesting note: Liv is usually in ivory and lighter shades. She’s asking for dark clothes. She means BIDNESS!

First 100 Days (Flashback) – We’re taken back to when President Ghost first takes office and he needs to set the agenda for his first 100 days. Him, Cyrus and Olivia go to Camp David to strategize. Ghost goes for a run with one of his Secret Service men (Tom) who tells him about surveillance in the White House. He learns that there is a camera in the Oval Office, and he should be careful. Reading between the lines: that romp he and Liv had on Inauguration night was not so secret.

Liv Holds Press Conference – Since the Press Secretary is one of the victims, Liv is the one to speak at the press conference at the White House. “President Grant is in surgery. His condition is described as critical.”

Olivia Conference Scandal

Past League of Goon Shenanigans (Flashback) – We see President Ghost speaking to a none-too pleased Liv in the halls of the White House. She’s upset because he brought Mellie to her place for dinner unannounced. Then we see Cyrus and Liv speaking to Vera, who’s mad that she’s not getting what she wants, which is a seat on the SCOTUS (Supreme Court). Liv makes a call and has someone meet her at the gates of the White House. It’s Huck. Except he’s fully bearded and has hella hair on his head, looking like Hagrid from Harry Potter. He’s homeless so she tells him to go to her apartment, take a shower and go get a haircut.

The Liv-Fitz Love Connection (Flashback) – Olivia and Ghostie are on the back lawn of the White House and she’s pissed at him. She says she’s starting to feel like the Sally Hemmings to his Thomas Jefferson (ouch) and “My whole life is you. I can’t breathe because I wait for you.” He replies with:

“I love you. I’m in love with you. You’re the love of my life. My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face. I can’t breathe without you. I can’t sleep without you. I wait for you. I watch for you. I exist for you.”

Listen. LISTEN! How she didn’t just hand over them pannie drawls on that lawn is beyond me. WHOOO that love is DEEP.

It’s Getting Real – Three hours after the shooting, anchorman 7th Heaven Daddy tells us that the Press Secretary has died from her her wounds. *wall slides* Meanwhile, VP Sally is scheming to get the Cabinet to hand the Presidency over to her. To try and stop it, Liv goes to Mellie and says she needs to address the public to strengthen America’s resolve that the Prez will pull through so Sally can saddown. Liv tries to be comforting but Mellie isn’t having it and I can’t blame her.

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First Lady is still in her ball gown so she needs clothes, and Liv goes to get her some. She walks in the closet Mellie shares with the President and I gasp. It’s my dream wardrobe.

Touching the Constitution (Flashback) – President Ghost and Olivia go to the National Archives and they’re standing in front of the Constitution of the United States. He tells her that if she touches it, she’ll be the 7th person to do so in the last 100 years, since he was the 6th. I wanna touch the Constitution. But no. I’ll prolly get flaming hot cheetos finger stains on it. It’s best if I don’t. LOL. Anywho, she touches it.

She Was Up in the CLOSET… CLOSET….CLOSET – Olivia weeps into the President’s “NAVY” sweatshirt as she reminisces for a bit. Then she gets up, wipes her tears, grabs Mellie’s suit and walks out. LIKE A REAL G!

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Mellie Speaks – A tearful Mellie speaks to the press and says “America has a president. A living president. And his name is Fitzgerald Grant. He hasn’t given up on you so don’t give up on him.” That was her signal to Sally Langston to have a seat! And then we see why Sally’s not about playing ball with Fitz’s people.

Sally’s Lost Nomination (Flashback) – Sally Langston tells Cyrus and Liv who she wants to nominate for the open SCOTUS seat, and his name isn’t Verna. Being the underhanded people they are, they feed James (Cyrus’ boo and reporter) information that he had a juvenile conviction record. When the story runs, Sally comes in Cyrus’ office, rightfully accusing him of playing a part in it. She’s no more Mrs. Nice Gal to them because they screwed her out of the person she wanted to appoint. Still, I don’t like her. NOT here for her at all!

Hollis Seven Man Secret (Flashback) – The killing of the seven men at Citron is something no one in the League of Goons but Hollis knew about. When Olivia confronts him, he says he had to handle them and Jesse Tyler (Quinn’s boyfriend) to make sure word of the rigged election didn’t get out. The man is evil. Liv tells Cyrus “Hollis is a dangerous person.” and he says “We won. Hollis isn’t a threat to us.” Yeah. That’s what you think. (-_-)

President is Outta Surgery – Olivia goes to the hospital and sees Mellie speaking to the surgeon who operated on President Ghost. The surgeon said they got all three bullets out of him but he’s still unresponsive. *cries in my tea*

Olivia Resigns at White House (Flashback) – Mellie walks up to Liv in the hallways of the White House and sweetly tells her that she left something of hers behind. It was the flagpin that Liv gave President Ghost. Apparently, Mellie had gotten word that they went to the National Archives together, and she throws slight shade, saying she was sure he’d take his wife with him. She tells Liv “we got him here and we need to do everything to keep him here.” Soon after, President Ghost receives a letter on his desk (with the flagpin on top) tending Liv’s resignation from the White House. Welp.

State of the Union (Flashback) – The last thing Liv worked on at the House was the State of the Union address that Ghostie gave. He said the words “I dedicate this presidency to bringing integrity back… This time in this place with this presidency. It. will. be. different.” He didn’t e’em know how he got to the office was full of shadiness. Aawwww Fitz.

It All Falls Down – The cabinet votes to let Sally Langston act as President, and for once, the League of Goons don’t get what they want. As she gets sworn in, Cyrus throws a tantrum and basically *wall slides* in his office, sitting on the floor by his desk. Olivia just stands by and watches Mellie sit by her husband’s bed at the hospital. She hands her the flagpin she picked up on the floor. And then anchorman 7th Heaven Daddy murks us all.

What the Fuck, Huck? – The person suspected in the shooting of the President and the Press Secretary was said to have a buzz cut and be rocking a red hoodie. We’re shown the scene from the angle of the shooter who pulls his gun in and collects the shells around the hotel room. The face under the hoodie looks to the side and we see it’s Huck. And I lost my shit.

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Omg. I have so many questions. SO. MANY. QUESTIONS. And in the hour after the show went off, me and my Twitter followers ripped this to shreds trying to make sense of it.


b. Why was Huck in a bright red hoodie? That is SO unlike him. I’ve never seen him in color. He’s always in white, black and grey. It’s a bit odd that he’d do a job in something so flashy. Why for how come?

III. Why would Huck shoot the love of Olivia’s life? Something major had to be behind it because he’s so loyal to Liv and would never want to hurt her like this.

4a. MAYBE there were 2 shooters? Maybe Huck was just supposed to shoot the President in the shoulder to injure a little but another shooter hit him in head? I don’t want to believe that Huck would do seriously for realsies hurt the President. I feel like he was set up and didn’t realize there’d be a second shooter involved.

V. Who is behind this? Huck didn’t come up with a plan to shoot the President all by himself. Was this Sally? Or Hollis? And does Quinn have a role to play in all this?

6. How will that missing casing that Huck was looking for come to bite him in the ass?

I HAZ SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! I was on my couch making up all types of scenarios, talmbout “well maybe Huck apparated and Voldemort did it.” I was and am still SPENT! This show got me in my feelings!

40 minutes after this show ended and I was still sweating like Rick Rawse on a broken escalator. I have a problem.

So yes, DISCUSS! Who got answers for me?

P.S. Shonda Rhimes RTed me. COME ON, SOMEBODY!

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I am here for Mother Shonda!

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  1. December 7, 2012 at 2:44 am

    That “I can’t even” gif? I’mma hurt you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHHAAAAAAA!!

    • December 7, 2012 at 3:49 am

      LOL I’m saying. That was me!

      • curlybeanLA
        December 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

        ok, my husband thinks I am crazy! I was laughing so hard at that gif. you slay me luvvie!!

    • Saran
      December 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Best gif ever! I was crying & hollerin in my office..LOL But that’s EXACTLY how I felt at the end

    • Chandi
      December 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      That gif took my life! #ImDed

  2. December 7, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Luvvie you slayed me! This episode gave me everything I didn’t know I wanted! Liv and Pres Ghost’s chemistry is quite possibly the best on screen chemistry I have ever seen. The next episode needed to air yesterday.

    • Ashley
      December 7, 2012 at 3:11 am

      As a married woman I’m really torn about loving their relationship. I’m rooting for them because it makes great tv, but let that be my man – *Calls up the Huck of the family* Someone is about to be found floatin’ & stankin’ as my momma would say.

      • December 7, 2012 at 4:08 am

        We all know how TRULY Scandalous Liv and Fitz’s affair is. In REAL life, I’d be calling Olivia a trollop and skeezer.

        • cb
          December 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          skeezer?! now come on…we all know Pope is REAL classy haha
          I LOVE this show…but they had to get rid of Fitz though…that story line was getting old

      • Kelly
        December 7, 2012 at 7:10 am

        Right! Like I wish a bish would give my man a pin with 48 stars on it! Then on top of that, it makes me wonder how much of this stuff has/could happen in the White House. Like if Obama was going to Camp David and getting his freak on….chile, Michelle would go Southside Chicago on that azz. Mellie would have NOTHING on Southside Chellie…you hear me?

        But….I still want Olivia and Fitz to be together….I’m sooo torn.

        • December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

          UH UH! Don’t be extrapolating this. Barack ain’t getting down w/ no one BUT Michelle! He knows better.

        • December 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

          Exactly. I’m not even worried about that.

        • Ms. Joi
          December 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

          You know who STAYED at Camped David for a month every other month??? Good ole boy Dubya. FLOTUS 43 seemed like a prude anyway. IJS

    • December 7, 2012 at 3:50 am

      Their chemistry is like ZOMG! They’re so hot together! I’m ready for it to be next week already.

      • December 7, 2012 at 8:45 am

        Senator Raisin was on NOBODY’S mind after the shooting. He wanted to be, though, he wanted to be.

        • December 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

          RIGHT! No one was checking for him AT ALL. Not e’em Liv.

  3. Erin
    December 7, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I didn’t think I was gonna be able to laugh at this post because of all that happened tonight (because you know these are real people)…but I HOLLERED at “CLOSET…CLOSET….CLOSET!” Thanks for that laugh, because the rest of this night has been a ball of emotion. That garden scene…maaaaaan, I’ll be looking at any man SUPER side eye from this point forward if they don’t talk to me like that. And Huck??? NAAAAAAW! I’m still not believing it. There HAS to be some other explanation and I need Shonda to let him off the hook ASAP. Sigh…it ain’t right for her to be playing with our emotions like that.

    • December 7, 2012 at 3:51 am

      RIGHT!!! I want someoneto tell me “I exist for you.” Chile listen… *fans self* That was verbal sexing. lolol

      Huck! I KNOW there’s gonna be some layers to this that will explain. I just… *deep sigh* I was not ready to find out Huck was the one.

      • December 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm

        I dunno…that sounds like the type of love that turns into a murder suicide if things don’t go right.

      • NightFury
        October 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        “I exist for you!” OMG I’d be taking them pannies off right in that rose garden so fast if I heard that, I dun care who’s around.

        Awesome recaps Luvvie. Nice re-visiting the show thru your recaps and reading other fans takes on it. Thanks!

    • December 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

      The writing on this show. Wow. I need a man to declare himself to me like that. I NEED that, lol!

  4. Ashley
    December 7, 2012 at 3:03 am

    This episode has left too many questions! Shonda needs an Oscar for this. Yes an Oscar, and a Day Time Emmy. Throw in a Tony award too. This season is amazing & she deserves all the damb awards even the ones that don’t apply.

    Anyways, Assassin Huck does not sit right with me. AT ALL. That isn’t his style. If he was shooting there HAD to be a second shooter there. I see a JFK conspiracy (why not both are Fitzgeralds). If you noticed the way he was shot in the head it was very similar to JFK. Maybe it’s just me, but I think Charlie or somebody was posted on a grassy knoll somewhere. I’m really just pulling that out my butt, lol. I just really don’t want Huck to be the shooter. I hate that Liv opened up his killer side again because he’d do anything for her. He seems like the sweetest sociopath ever. I hate that next week is the last episode before the break. I know we’ll be left hanging big time. Ugh!

    Great recap Luvvie!

    • December 7, 2012 at 3:52 am

      Yup! The JFK parallels are ripe! And I truly believe Charlie had some involvement in this. I think there were 2 gun men and Huck was set up. He was one but I don’t think he was the one who shot President Ghost in the head.

      • December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

        I’m with you on that! I do think Charlie is the one that shot the President! Huck may have shot the Press Secretary tho.

    • Keisha
      December 7, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Lmfao at Tony.
      I laugh because its true.

  5. December 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

    You know it’s real when Luvvie posts at 2am Central time and we’re reading it. That “I can’t even” .gif though ROFL!

    This episode gave so much!
    *I lived for the flashbacks. They filled in everything we needed from the Lindsey/Quinn/Citron/Underground League of Goons angle so we could move forward.
    *Liv and Fitz’s chemistry? YES. Ugh. Conflicted because of the adultery but if he had met her first…just imagine. Those flashbacks went back and forth from incredibly sweet to incredibly hot. And iCackled at her Sally Hemmings comment.
    *Mellie is beside herself with guilt and grief. They couldn’t stand each other and they’d said some ugly things. Shoo…
    *I never liked Sally Langston. Ole stank heifer…
    *Hal may stay snitching on Fitz and Liv (we saw tonight that it started early) but he took a bullet for the man.
    *As soon as the Gladiators started questioning where Huck was my spidey sense started to tingle.
    *I think Sally’s old chief of staff Billy Chambers (old dude that had the affair with/killed the chick last season) had something to do with it. He got into the elevator with Charlie but we don’t know for sure that he was killed.
    *Hollis is a safe bet but that seems too…easy. Same with that psycho Sally.
    *Also: Huck wouldn’t miss. He killed for a living. What if the Press Secretary was the target? Seems odd that they’d shoot at the President but kill HER when she was away from him but not hit Mellie at all who was right beside him. The President almost seems like a distraction.

    • Tif
      December 7, 2012 at 7:28 am

      That’s exactly right, Rissa. Huck is trained. What was he doing wearing red, undisguised, no gloves, visible to the public and not shooting straight. If he wanted the Pres dead, he would have been dead. The press secretary reported to Liv about the explosion and the stolen election. She probably knew some other things as well that we don’t know yet. And folks thought last week was cliffhanger-worthy!!

      • December 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

        Right! Last week’s cliffhanger feels like a piece of cake compared to this one b/c now we have way more questions. Shonda STAY playing w/ our emotions.

      • Jen
        December 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

        what is the red was Huck’s disguise?? Liv would never think of Huck in a red hoodie!

      • ted4179
        December 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

        They stated in the episode why he wore red. DC is redskins territory. Someone wearing a red sweatshirt is not a rare occurrence.

        • December 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

          Right. But that would not be the only reason. Red might not be a RARE color b/c it also draws attention. There’s a more concrete reason behind it outside of “It’s redskins territory.” I just wonder what it is.

    • LadyLarke
      December 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

      YES! You’re so right! I forgot about Billy Chambers! He went hard in the paint for Sally Langston during the primaries and was super upset when she lost the bid. Hollis and Langston seem like the easy choice so I don’t think it’s them either.

    • December 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

      I just want to clear my man Hal’s name. He wasn’t the snitch. Hal told Pres. Ghost to watch his back in the oval office but the secret service agent who gave up the pin to Mellie (when he had that dumb look on his face) while they were taking their official portrait wasn’t Hal. It was some other boxed face looking fool.

      • December 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

        lol @ “Some other boxed face fool”
        Fine. But he still blinked this season.

        Man I feel like a junior detective wanting to go back and rewatch and count Huck’s shell casings (Shonda didn’t show that for nothing there’s a clue!)

      • December 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        My bad… Hal is the chubby one. The skinny joint is my dude. Lol.

        • MsJess
          December 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

          ROFL @soflyy “the skinny joint”

        • Chandi
          December 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

          Hal is the blinking bastard….Tom is the one who had Pres. Ghost’s back over the oval office tapes, treegate, & took the bullet for him…

        • December 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

          Tom. I must remember his name.

          Hal = boxed face blinking foolio
          Tom = down for the cause

      • scandalhooked
        December 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

        The secret service snitch is Hal. The other Secret service agent that gave the Prez the heads up on the camera is Tom

    • Sparkle T
      December 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      I KNEW that shady heffa was gonna benefit from this!!!! True story about the spidey senses. They went into the overdrive when they gave the shooter’s description. Plus, his demeanor after that was very UN-Huck like. Huck ENJOYS killing, and everything about his kills are methodical. That scene of him after the shooting, it was chaotic. And Huck seemed…scared! Also, in next week’s previews you hear Huck saying, “Think about it. I’m aTRAINED killer. This is what I do!” Huck’s not about that presidential killing life!!!

      • December 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        Such good points! Yes! He did look really frazzled under that red hoodie. Something went wrong! *Faints*

  6. Lashawn
    December 7, 2012 at 4:21 am

    *wall slides* HUUUUUCK!!

    Remember that episode where all of Hucks colleagues came together? And at the end Charlie made a phone call and said I’m back ? Me thinks he was somehow involved. because Hyck is a trained killer. And that was too sloppy for him.

    And that speech Fitz gave Liv?? I was ready to throw MY panties at the TV!

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Yes! I’m convinced that Charlie was involved somehow. I just knowed it!!!

      And yes. Fitz was gon get the draws w/ that speech!

      • Msz_O
        December 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        Heck yeah, he’s involved! He has to get Huck back for torturing that info out of him last season.

  7. CreoleFleur
    December 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I think if Huck really wanted the President dead, he would have died on that ground. I think just maybe Huck was there because he knew something was going down and he shot the person that shot the President.

    • Renee
      December 7, 2012 at 5:43 am

      I think you are right — Huck shot the shooter(s). He probably heard something over the radio that alerted him to the upcoming assassination attempt. He probably didn’t know who the killer would be until that night, which would explain why he waited to take him out after the first shot. But why the red hoodie? He wants to draw attention away from the real shooter and towards himself. I guess that means the real shooter’s identity getting out would somehow hurt Liv.

      • Kb
        December 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

        I approve of this theory.

        • Ashley
          December 7, 2012 at 9:56 am


      • Q
        December 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

        This is my theory as well. Huck shot the shooter and is planning to take the fall because it will protect Liv’s involvement in the vote rigging scandal.

        • Brimi
          December 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

          I agree. After my intial shock of seeing his face. I figured he did it to divert attention away from the vote rigging scandal.

      • December 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

        YESSSSSS!!! Ok let it be known that my response came before I read yours (b/c I reply to these within my dashboard in the order they’re posted). But YES!

      • December 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

        I cosign this one..

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Exactly. If Huck wanted Fitz to die, he’da killed him w/ one bullet. I don’t think he shot to kill. Oooooo maybe you’re right! Maybe he DID shoot the person who shot the President! OMG! GOOD POINT! Maybe he was listening to the radio the week before, found out the plot and then went to protect the Prez. Hmmm…

      • Eat.Style.Play
        December 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        I agree, if he was shooting him he would have shot him in the head point blank. I also think that that time he had all the other spys there and that same night he went back to listening to the radio maybe he heard something and some other spy heard it went to try and kill fitz and Huck went after the spy. but again, huck picked up a lot of casings, four and that was enough for the amount of shots heard, but again, did he leave them in the hotel room? That’s a no no espeically w/o gloves.

      • Nikkipooh71
        December 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

        Luvvie I have been planning to respond since your post went up, but I forgot. I have to go with this last comment for my sanity or I am going to want to murk Huck myself! LOL I was just so outdone with him until I could not sleep. I was reading all of your tweets, racking my brains, this has to be it! He heard about the hit and was trying to stop it! That’s it, that’s it! I feel better.

        Your recap has me loling, head nodding and just ready to go back and watch it AGAIN! Thank goodness for my Roku box! Now I am off to read the rest of your posts! You rock!

  8. So confused...
    December 7, 2012 at 5:14 am

    1. Huck would never have missed if he intended to kill the prez right… not with that many shots.. his skill set does not leave room for misses..
    Bringing up the question of whether they only intended to kill press secretary chick.. but if thats it.. Why that publicly?? could have been done so many other ways that am sure Huck is well versed in, so why??? shooting the prez in the mix…
    I have not been this thrown by anything since Inception..

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

      The Press Secretary is an interesting target. I can’t wait to find out why she was hit. Since she died, it seems they MEANT for it to happen. Maybe she knew something.

      • LadyMarin
        December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

        Whatever else is going on, Press Secretary Gilmore Girl was the one (other than Huck and Quinnsey) outside of the Thugs who could tie Liv to Defiance. Liv told her she was going to personally handle something that young lady thought was inconsequential, and you know she remembered that.

  9. Alyssa
    December 7, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I’m thinking Huck was set up by Charlie, because that dude should still not be trusted. It makes sense that Huck was there on assignment but for someone else. It can’t be. Although I do believe Huck is secretly in love with Olivia but the writers wouldn’t have him do a sloppy job like this. Oh well, I don’t know either. It’s damn good writing that’s for sure. Like people shouldn’t be mulling over this an hour after. Shonda Rimes is…she’s good. I don’t even know.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I really don’t think Huck in love w/ Olivia is the move. I just think he’s fiercely loyal to her b/c she’s saved him. But yeah, I think Charlie had a hand in this somehow.

  10. December 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Dies at “I’m unable to can…”

    I refuse to believe Huck is the shooter. Just. No.

    Someone else is framing him. Think about it. Huck was in a room above the scene, Lord knows how far away. Even in a red hoodie, how the hell did anyone see him shooting from inside the room? How could the news get an accurate description of Huck so fast? Cause someone fed them Huck’s description, but he was there for another reason, on some other job someone who knows his love for killing sent him to. **ahem, Charlie**

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

      That’s another great idea. I’m really curious about this red hoodie. It’s soooo unlike him and is not what a sleek killer would rock. This is all a set up.

  11. Kb
    December 7, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I went to bed 2 hrs after the show ended and while lying there had a thought – no way a professional doesn’t use gloves. Hell no. It’s a setup. By whole remains to be seen.
    Is this the official scandal support group cuz I’m saying….

    • December 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

      I agree with the setup thing. Huck is too much of a pro to make amateur mistakes.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Yes. This is the informal Scandal support group. We’re all addicts. We’re here for you. lol

      • Saran
        December 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        “Hi my name is Saran and I’m addicted to Scandal.” If loving Scandal is wrong, I don’t wanna be right! LOL

  12. Nikki gee
    December 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Omg, I died a little each time you said “I’m unable to can!!!” lmaoooo whew Luvvie weakens my SOUL every week with the recap!

  13. Timika H.
    December 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I agree that Huck had to be part of a bigger plan, why he got that bright red hoodie on? He wanted people to see him.

    As for the president and Liv on the lawn…oh chile! He would have got it right there with everyone and my momma watching.

    I need it to be next Thursday already. What are we going to do when Scandal goes to break?

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

      LMAOOOOO at getting it w/ your mama watching.

  14. MaryJBligesOldGoldTooth
    December 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I know one damn thing… Shonda, and her writing team better be nominated for some sort of awards (Emmy, Golden Globe, hell even a Soul Train Award) because there is no better drama on tv right now. Period.

    Shonda be having folks slayed in the spirit 4-5 commercials after the last scene. I was ready to go lay my burdens down by the riverside, because I JUST COULD NOT DEAL with all that raw emotion throughout the episode.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

      They need to create awards for them to be nominated for. Like the About that Life Award, On My Mama Trophy, These the Homies Globe. ALL the awards!

      • MaryJBligesOldGoldTooth
        December 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

        hahaha! A This Sh!t Right Here certificate would be appropriate too, especially after last night.

  15. Noooooo!!!
    December 7, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Major Spoiler in the post title tho?!?! C’mon son!! I lurve the show and marathon watch it and haven’t gotten past the second episode this season…so while i usually read (and love) most of your blog, i skip these posts till i watch…so yeah, thanks a lot for ruining it for me =/

    • CaptainObvious
      December 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

      So the title above says: “Who Shot Fitz Slayed Me! My Scandal Episode 8 Recap”

      At no point does she say…. the actual “Who” in the title. In fact, the title should have clearly rang the alarm in your head that if you didn’t want to know what happened in this current episode until you watched the show… don’t click that hot lank! I mean, you do come to this blog on Friday’s when she posts the recaps right? So you know how Luvvie rolls on her blog. This aint the place to be if you dont eem wanna know deets of the show, cuz Luvvie goes all the way in.

      • December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

        Thank you. ALLA DIS.

      • December 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        Naaah they didn’t even know the President got shot. So they’re all the way jacked up. Well honestly, I struggle to keep stuff a secret for a day or 2 til I can watch my DVR. You tryna keep an entire season of the best show on nighttime TV…good luck!

    • Erin
      December 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

      What was the spoiler? The president was shot in last week’s episode and the “Who shot Ftiz?” ads have been running since last Thursday.

      • December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

        RIGHT! If I really wanted to put a spoiler, I’da named the post “What the Huck???” O______o

        • December 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

          they said they haven’t watched this season yet, so they didn’t even know fitz was shot.

  16. CreativeDiva
    December 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    UNABLE TO CAN!! I ain’t even playing. I was sitting there, mouth agape. My mind was STEAMING & SCREAMING “No it can’t be, not Huck! Huck has an evil twin, Buck. He did it. Lawdhavemercy on all my soul” Yet. my mouth was still agape & I couldn’t move.
    And why did Lane best friend of Rory on the Gilmore Girls have to die (press Secretary) I need someone to take out Hollis (aka Mitchum Huntsberger asshat from Gilmore Girls) I just can’t no more. I betta take my blood pressure pills before the show next week. I may diiiieeee

    • CrayolaGirl
      December 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Every time I saw her, I said “Lane!” I do the same when watching Parenthood “Lorelei!”

      NEways…Huck didn’t do it! Charlie called it in to release the hounds on him. Professional killer would not do his work in such a public place wearing “look at me! I just shot somebody!” outfit.

      P.S. I don’t have twitter but I sure was following Luvvie’s tweets. Love the commentary!

    • MsJess
      December 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      I was like how come no one is giving Asian girl from Gilmore Girls any burn!

  17. December 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    1. I woke my husband up screaming “NOT HUCK!!!!! WHAT…SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!”

    2a. Huck could not have been more obvious if he wore a ballcap with lights that said “I Shot the President and All I Got Was This Lousy Hat”. I think he may have been assigned to shoot him, but his allegiance to Olivia could have caused whichever Goon to double up and have an assassin watching Huck.

    2b. Huck might’ve shot him in the side or something to protect him, but the real assassin did the headshot. Even still, Huck’s shot may have avoided a full-on bullet to the brain.

    3. The flashbacks had me all in my feelings, but the Oval Office Desktop Segzy Time with panties flinging? Well…yeah. Senator California Raisin has no real place here. He feels kinda intrusive.

    4. When aforementioned Senator called from the bunker to tell Liv he wishes he could be there with her, she wasn’t e’em thinking about him. at. all. I felt a little sorry for him that nobody gave a hot flying damn that he was there.

    5. What if the Press Secretary was the secondary target? Out of all the people tacked, she stood out like she had a spotlight on her – did not seem like collateral damage.

    6. That damn VP could not wait to get up in there in that office! I wanted to trash Cyrus’s office with him, I swear!!!! When he first snatched her hairline to behind her ears I thought she was done, but she found a way to get around the goons!

    7. Maybe the swelling will go down and Fitz will wake up. He might be a little “different”, but I think he will open his eyes and tell Sally to get the fluck outta his office! That would be sweet!

    Shonda Rhimes is the Queen of TV Storyland and they need to pay #Amish to her in the form of a channel called Shonda Stories. I am sad the last episode is next week, but I plan to do my own little Scandal Marathon because I have all of this Season’s episodes on my DVR!

    **Luvvie – you find the best GIFs! Dude rolling down the stairs is the funniest thing I have seen! Your blog should be the official Scandal re-cap blog. Please get on that -kthnxbye!

    • Erin
      December 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

      DEAD @ Senator California Raisin!!! But yeah, she was almost like “Who???” when he called. I’m glad they didn’t bother us with too much of him last night.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Yes. Just… yes. I look forward to seeing Sally be told the GTFO the Oval Office b/c Fitz is back. I hope that happens! Sally as President? NAWL!!!!

    • Sparkle T
      December 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Luvvie’s recaps slay me, and your’s resuscitate me JUST TO slay me all over again!!

  18. JJJ
    December 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

    First I want to say I LOVE your recaps! Second I dont think Huck did it because the shooting was too sloppy. Huck is a professional assassin and doesnt miss his target. Also he wasnt wearing gloves and Huck always wears gloves. I dont know why he was there but its def a setup.

    We all know that Liv and Fitz are met to be together and tonight’s episode def proved it!

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Huck ain’t do it. I’m not gon believe it either.

  19. Diva
    December 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Did anyone else peep that the Press Secretary was the FIRST to mention a reporter talmbout the voting machine discrepancies in Ohio? And Liv telling her she’ll take care of it and then the close up on her face. And THAT’S the chick that got shot dead center, literally, dead. Anyone, anyone… Beuller.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Oooooo I sure did NOT peep that! Girl… *adjusts my wig* You just made me jerk back like “damb. EVERY single thing they do is meaningful on that show.” Press Secretary musta known too much.

    • Trina
      December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Yes wow all of this yes.

  20. Lalarochelle
    December 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ok, I even woke up thinking about the show this morning trying to sort my feelings out. A few things- the previews called Huck the “killer”- now is that just referencing the Press Secretary that died or is that foreshadowing?

    Also, did anyone else peep when the Pres was shot and Mellie was on the ground-it sounded like she was saying “no no no” in a way that she was mad it went down-not distraught that her husband was shot?

    I agree w/ the theory that Huck was there because he heard chatter about the assassination attempt so his shot was to get the Pres down, but not to kill him. I refuse to believe he WANTED to kill the Pres. Now the others? I don’t know

    Last- that garden scene. Wooooooo Lawd…Every man better memorize those lines b/c Fitz gave me everything!!!!!!! I was giving my husband the side eye in his sleep like “Why come you don’t talk to me like that?” I need Shonda to come write my life.

    Le’sigh— 7 whole days until next Thursday. What am I to do? (a la Toni B)

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

      I caught that with Mellie too! I was trying to figure her out at that moment.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Huck might have killed the Press Secretary (which I think was what his real assignment was) but I don’t think he shot the President in the head. I REALLY don’t.

      Ooooo I didn’t hear what Mellie was saying. All I saw was her being hysterical but that is something interesting. Might need to rewatch that part!

      That garden scene? Yes. YES LAWD!!! LMAO at you needing Shonda to come write your life. Right? Mine too! Well, minus the being w/ a man that got a wife part.

    • That Dude
      December 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      I think they called Huck the “killer” because he’s the prime suspect – they’re laying it all on him.

      That said…if Huck wanted someone dead, they would be. Maybe he was there to make sure whoever (that bulls-eye lady? Charlie?) missed; because I think Huck’s shot hit the president first – buckling his legs – so that the kill-shot was a little off.

      Second, did it seem like the Press Secretary got hit from a different direction? She was hit in her front…it seems. Imma have to go back & watch.

      All that to say Huck knows something & Hollis and the VP need to go. I’m wondering what Fitz’s mental capacities will be, and if he ends up responding mainly to Liv (and not Mellie) – oh that will be delicious!

      I still think Mellie knew something – Liv & Cyrus are in the clear (so far), but Mellie & Hollis? Nawl

  21. BE
    December 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Huck has a twin. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

      LOL!!! That is some Soap Opera move right there. I surely hope not.

  22. Jay
    December 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This was my very first time actually watching Scandal. I had been reading the recaps and I actually could keep up during the episode. It was great and I love Huck but why boo why? I need to know. I will be tuning in again next week. Shonda ‘nem need to be paying you bc you are bringing them more viewers.

    • Jay
      December 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Also I must have had some good game run on me in my life because all that talking Fitz did didn’t even phase me. I was all like “go home, tuck your kids in, get your wife, and get your life”

      • December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

        LMAOOOO!!! I was moved. I was 2 secs from removing mine and handing them to him. I’m sheep. lolol

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

      LOL Shonda an’ ’em prolly think they got a stalker in me. They might have my face up like “NAWL. She’s too obsessed”

  23. Finer Woman
    December 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This whole wrap up had me in the hospital bed, recuperating.

    Then I got to the whole being unable paragraph, topped off with the .gif as the cherry on top, and I’m officially deceased. #coroner #policetape #playingtaps

    And yeah, Huck, what thee fuck!? It was not him, he was either set up or is covering for someone. Huck in a red hoodie. Miss me.

    Oh yeah, fugg Shonda too. She’s the woman!

  24. janelfelice
    December 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Yes the show murked me and I am now at work watching it again. I may be crazy but when Livie went to go get Huck from the security shed at the White House, did she look pregnant? Is there a Liv/Fitz baby running around out there somewhere?

  25. nichole
    December 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Mellie is a strong woman but I want to give her a “Bless your heart” because no woman is strong enough to take her husband giving another woman the words President Ghost bestowed (yes, bestowed) on Liv. Even though she didn’t hear the words, she knows how he feels. I had to get up close to the tv for that verbal love fest.

    I know Huck was jonesing for some killing but I don’t believe it was for the President. I still don’t trust the Secret Service dudes who keep spilling details to the Mellie.

    One thing I do know after watching Shonda Rhimes shows for a number of years? She is not predictable so strap in for next week.

    • December 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

      amen and amen on the Shonda-ness that is possible. She is completely in her element right now.shoot, in Shonda land Fitz coulda set it up to get out of the office and be able to be with olivia. <–FAR reach and not real but dude… its shonda.

      • janelfelice
        December 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

        See now you have me thinking. That theory is so far out there that it might be true. I mean, who among us thought that Huck was the shooter??

    • Lalarochelle
      December 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Now I never watched Private Practice, but I sure hope she doesn’t go the way of Grey’s and start killing off major characters at the end of every season. iCan’t with that.

      • Saran
        December 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Yeah but Shonda only killed off major characters that wanted to leave the show. Trust!

  26. December 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I think huck got the order from the radio frequency, and i think that shady goon dude and the supreme court lady and the VP were in on it.. lets call it “the new deal.”

  27. (@SherlanPW)
    December 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

    At the end of this episode i was screaming noooooo, then crawling across the floor trying to make it to my bed.
    there has to be more to this “HUCK is the shooter”. first of all, Huck is an up close and personal trained kinda killer. secondly, he is loyal to Olivia (and I think he knows about Olivia & the Prez) so he won’t do that to her.
    I like how Cyrus ripped Sally a new one then got them guys to drag her crazy ass outta there, bleeding…LOL
    Millie – smh, she cut Olivia deep with those parting words and a smile. (totally upstanding now why Olivia left).
    *side note* – the way Fitz was putting it down and getting it IN, if I was Liv, i woulda stayed….

  28. SRee
    December 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Huck was the only shooter. there were five shell casing and one is missing. I knew it was huck from the beginning when someone asked where he was I suspected it was him. My only question is why?

    I do not think he knows about liv’s relationship with the president.

  29. Kim
    December 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I just absolutely stan for Huck. I know he’s a sociopath and a trained assassin and all, but I just want to hug him and squeeze him and violate him and love him and call him George (word to Looney Tunes).

    Of course if I met Huck in real life I would run in the opposite direction cause I know he’s about to send me to meet sweet baby Jesus.

    • December 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      LMAOOOOO at violate him. I love Huck too! Iunno why but I do. He seems all damaged but he still got a soul somewhere deep in there.

    • SanTara
      December 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      LMAO!! No, Huck was a gentle dude when he was out with the new boo thang.

  30. Brandisha
    December 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    1. That damn oval office scene had me extra hot. I was checking the logo in the screen to make sure I wasn’t watching HBO
    2. That garden scene had me looking at my fiance all extra shady last night.
    3. Miss Mellie had something to do with it. Rewind to last week when she all of a sudden didn’t want to go the party or get out of the car. Then last night after she fell the the floor she just put her head on the concrete like…”*sigh*…Damn”

    • December 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      That scene when they got down! Chile, I was fanning myself! And yes, the garden scene is enough to make anyone look at their boo sideways talmbout “why come you ain’t never said that to me?” LOLLLL

  31. December 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I am mad I had to watch the show today and miss all the live tweeting! My head is running a mile a minute, so much went on so many questions got answered in this episode.

    Lindsay/Quinn got saved because Hollis set her up…Hollis is no damn joke!

    Cyrus is coo coo for coco puffs talking about those seven people and Lindsay/Quinn were patriots and did a service to their country, really? So is he gonna think the same thing when crazy Hollis does something to his boo-thang, cuz he is hot on the goon squads tails about that voter fraud.

    Milley is the truth she is a team player and knows her role, she never misses a chance to get in front of the camera and play first lady.

    So Sally Langston bible thumping behind is now the President, hmph. I wonder what the goon squad is going to do now, hell Hollis is already tight with them over that majority seat, maybe that’s why Cyrus was pulling a Brittany Spears in his office!

    Does the president know about the goon squad??? They sure do a lot for him and they haven’t shown they he is aware of all the behind the scenes stuff going on. Maybe Huck is working for Hollis trying to get payback for Cyrus and the Fitz dissing him over that majority seat, soooooo many questions.

    • December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      The President doesn’t seem to know bout the League of Goons. That I’m ALMOST (almost b/c you never know w/ Shonda) sure of!

  32. Valerie
    December 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    First off, WHAT THE WHAT?!?!? I just can’t with the #I Can’t Even gif! I am completely hyped that I found this site and I must say that your recaps are THE BEST!

    Secondly, I must say that Hucks actions that night seemed to be a little frantic. As stated before he is a trained assasin and that type of behavior is soooo out of character for him. Now I’m gonna throw this out there and see what sticks but maybe his new girlfriend had something to do with the shooting. she’s always seemed kind of off to me and that would explain to me why everything was so sloppy and unprofessional and why huck was there in the first place. What her motives would have been I don’t know but I will believe anything is true at this point just so that I won’t have to deal with Huck being the shooter.

    • December 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Ooooo Huck’s new girlfriend. Yes. There’s no way she’s just a normal girl. NO. WAY.

    • paintgurl40
      December 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      i thought the same thing too about huck’s new girlfriend! this episode had my head spinning…i’m just gonna sit in a corner and wait for thursday!!!

      love that gif!

    • dee
      December 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      You just totally took away my “light bulb to spotlight on luvvie’s blog” moment (in my head) Damn! Lol. I was reading the comments thinking “why is nobody suspecting Huck’s new babe?” And plotting how I would point it out and get a round of applause and an onslaught of “you are such a genius” replies or sth, hehehe!. You def took the words ryt out of my mouth *applauds you*

      In conclusion, I vote for a menage-a-Charlie+ Huck-ess(Huck’s gf) being the reason for Huck’s involvement in this shooting spree.

      • December 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        I was gonna bring up the girlfriend too. I was waiting til I finished reading all the comments to see if someone had though.

        It’s amazing that a girl would be okay with “going stalking” for a first day. Mmmm hmmm somin ain’t quite right. She is not just a lady Huck’s seeing. We’ll see what Shonda does with her…

    • Stephanie
      December 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      I’m not sure if Huck’s girlfriend is behind the shooting, but I did theorize that maybe someone threatened his girlfriend which forced him to do this assassination job. And part of the terms is that he had to make himself visible, hence the red hoodie. Would explain why he was so hectic. He must have had to be in a certain place by a certain time so he could get spotted so his girlfriend wouldn’t get killed.

  33. CaliGirlED
    December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    *puts you on my list right behind Shonda for that “fainting” pic8 You gots no sense, not nan one! LOL!!!

    Loved your recap, realized I missed a couple of things! Thanks!

    I’m thinking Quinn found out about Liv’s involvement/connection in her fiance’s death and subsequent incognito life and had something to do with Fitz getting shot AND setting up Huck as the shooter because he snatched her out of her life and into another one….That’s my two cents!

    • December 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Hmmm…you do have some good points here. She plays like she is a goody two-shoes but she may have a treacherous side to her.

      Next week is gonna be FIYAAAAAAHHHHHH! *In AKeys off-key high pitched scream*

  34. The Tiffster
    December 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I LIVE for your numbering scheme in “What The Fuck, Huck?!?” ROFLMAO!!!

  35. Bells
    December 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    What a great recap! I follow you on Twitter and I have to say that most of the time I’m watching Scandal while reading your tweets. That means I am usually laughing so hard that I’m crying. When you first called him President Ghost I was like *dead*.

    I’m thinking that Huck did what he did because he was being blackmailed to do it and it was his way of protecting Liv. All I know is that I cannot wait for next week and love that this show just keeps getting better with each episode!

  36. December 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Huck was activated. The end.

    • Bukky
      December 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      YESSSS!!!!!! I’ve been running through some “Manchurian Candidate” like scenarios in my head since last week. I really think something psychological set him off to do what he’s been trained to do.

  37. Toni
    December 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    did anybody notice that President Ghost moved his index finger when Millie went to put the american flag pin in his hand.

    idk but I think California Raisin has something to do with the shooting. You see he was standing there when the VP took the oath and I’m sure he knows about Olivia and Fitz.

    Huck is a POfessional he wouldn’t have casing flying all around and he wouldn’t be wearing a red hoodie.

    Whoever hired Charlie to kill that girl, hired him again to do this shooting.

    • December 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

      I saw that, too. I think he will come back to and go off on some people. He might have even seen who done it.

    • Stephanie
      December 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Cyrus is the one who hired Charlie to kill Amanda. I do not think he would order to shoot Fitz. But then again, the way the show is going…

  38. Toni
    December 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I agree with two shooters. If y’all notice there is a couple of seconds between shots 1 – 3. Then shots 4 & 5 are almost shot @ THE SAME DAYUM TIME (hehehe).

    1. president shoulder
    2. president side
    3. press secretary
    4. Secret service agent shoulder

    all these shots where shot in the same area (meaning shooter didn’t have to move aim to shoot). or by someone who wasn’t a professional.

    the 5th shot was when President was in different location and was directly to President’s head. Professional shooter and someone with another shooting angle.

    why not Huck…because if you noticed (afer much rewinding) Huck looked like he was approaching the gun to dismantle. He was looking for 5th casing cuz he heard 5 shots, that’s why he looked confused.

    • Random Observer
      December 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      You work for CSI or something? You put that theory together like Det. Mac Taylor.

      • Toni
        December 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        LOL. nah i’m just bored and have DVR LOL

    • scandal high
      December 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      So you’re saying there were two shooters and the second shooter was in the crowd not someplace above? hmmm.

  39. Kai
    December 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Huckleberry fin, has an assassin twin, name Charlie.

    I think Huck has been listening to the radio, overheard what happen, got to the shooting and tried to do damage control.

  40. Mrs. Hamilton
    December 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    ok ladies– feel me on this: ya’ll remember the “spies like us” episode? remember the chick who they called “wink” because they only saw one of her eyes because she was always behind the sniping end of a gun?? she was the one who offed dude at the conference table like it was nothing!!! she was like, “yeah, beautiful speech huck, but i got some killing to do.” i bet that chick has something to do with it, just watch!

    and yeah, i died last night like the rest of ya’ll, and since i had recorded the episode, i hit play and died again.

    i cannot wait until thursday!!!!!!!

  41. curlybeanLA
    December 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Ok I am afraid that Fitz will wake up and either 1) not remember Olivia or 2) have a guilty moment and get back with Mellie. Either one I won’t be able to handle! This whole post and the comments had me rolling! Keep it up Luvvie & Ladies.

    • Reh
      December 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      “Ok I am afraid that Fitz will wake up and either 1) not remember Olivia or 2) have a guilty moment and get back with Mellie. Either one I won’t be able to handle!”
      It’s exactly what I was thinking.

  42. December 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Let the Church say AMEN! This recap ROCKS!

  43. CapitalKayPea
    December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    *delurking to help with the construction of The Theory* HAYYY Luvvie!

    The reason to set up a shooting is to distract from that story that was coming out about the election rigging. Remember that Cy knew all about James’ little trip. So the only thing that would shut down any other news is a cycle that focuses on the POTUS’ shooting. Remember: All Roads Lead To Fitz. Cy ordered the hit on the Press Secretary, to make the story about the attempt on POTUS. And to buy time to save his husband’s life. Huck’s role was as insurance. I agree that he found out about the hit on the radio, and went to the hotel to ‘spot’ the shooter.

    Also, the Washington Redskins’ key color is burgundy, not red. Shonda gets too much love from me to put her on blast about it, but red stands for RED HERRING, as in something deliberately put out there to distract y’all from The Real Story. Huck was hiding in plain sight. And I watched the video again this morning. There were FIVE shots, not four. Huck was looking desperate because he was looking for that fifth casing. The Shooter has the fifth casing. As insurance.

    • December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm


      • CapitalKayPea
        December 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm


        High praise indeed, from one such as Yourself, Your Mistress-ness!

        • Brooklynista
          December 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm

          I was under the impression that Cy didn’t know that James was in Ohio looking into the voting machines. In what scene did he find this out?

          I definitely agree with your second theory about the red herring. Huck did NOT shoot the president (or at least, Fitz wasn’t his intended target).

  44. B
    December 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Geez and peas! The only scene i really paid attention to was sexy time in oval office. What kind of show got people turning into conspiracy theorists like that?! Outrageous!

  45. Darling Nikki
    December 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I LIVE for your commentary!!! But I believe that Huck’s new girlfriend is who shot Fitz…he is marking her territory with his DNA so she won’t go down for the crime! She may be in on it with Charlie and Sally’s crazy goon Billy Chambers…get into Huck’s head, shoot the Prez, make him wanna cover for you. Yep, that’s my theory.

    As for Fitz and the speech…havmercy…we would been doing the booty ALL OVA the West Wing and I wouldn’ta gave 2 damns…lol!

    • December 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

      Ma’am you should write for Scandal b/c you were SPOT ON w/ your prediction! Wow!

  46. December 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Ermg!! This show has me allllllll in my feelings . Just watched again. Wish I knew someone that loved it as much as us. What a crazy fun viewing party we could ave.

    • December 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      SOOOO many people are obsessed w/ this show. Trust me! I’m in a FB group where all we do is talk about it. Scandal has taken over our lives.

  47. Des
    December 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    So let me tell you my theory.

    He is going to wake up and give his declaration to the speaker(Oliva’s boo) and the President pro tempore of the Senate that he is able to fully discharge his presidential duties. The VP is not just going to just give up the presidency and she is going to fight to have him labeled permanently disabled. Olivia’s boo is going to find out about the affair and conspire against Fitz for Sally to remain the President.

    About Huck shooting Fitz. No theory just complete and utter shock.

    • December 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! This might could happen!!! Stupid Senator Pudding Pop better not plot against Liv!!! All these exclamation points I’ve used. I’m clearly touched by this lol

  48. Vee
    December 7, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    As soon as they started describing the gunman I was like, “Wait…awww, HELL”–especially since I hadn’t seen nary a glimpse of Huck the whole episode. Then when they showed his face, Shonda & ’em had me all like Tyra Banks in “Higher Learning” (looking upwards & screaming, “Whyyyyyyy???!!!!!!!””)

  49. JoL
    December 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Okay, Shonda does not care about our health, like seriously last night my blood pressha was sky high and I felt like I was in a manic state, I couldn’t get to sleep for hours.

    Side note: Did any one else realize that Sally and Cyrus are Meridith’s parents on Grey’s Anatomy. Lol that’s all I kept thinking as Cyrus gave me back my entire life during that educated cuss out he wielded at Sally. Dem two just can’t get along.

  50. Brooklynista
    December 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    In a fetal position.
    Blank stare.
    I don’t know what to believe anymore.

    The only thing I feel more than halfway certain about is that there is more to Tom (taller, cuter Olitz-supporter) and Hal (shorter, older Olitz-hater) than meets the eye, which I hope will emerge over the next few episodes. Then again, maybe I just my desire more screentime for Tom and his ripped muscles as he runs with Fitz while discussing the Olitz sex tape. Maybe.

    • December 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Yeah, Tom is kinda easy on the eyes. HeyTomHey

  51. Amanda
    December 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    To me, Mellie’s behavior before getting out of the car was very “I don’t want to go now because i know you’re about to get shot’. Shady.
    (Love your recap!! *dead* at that last .gif)

  52. Mcubed
    December 8, 2012 at 12:53 am

    So I went to watch….and when I finished I had to come here because I needed to be with people…this show…

    So the thing is this- I think Shonda wants us to play along. She is leaving clues. I learned this a few episodes ago with the spy episode. I actually went back and realized that Shonda gave us the chance to figure out who the guilty one was before it was revealed at the end.

    So with this episode there’s a reason why she allows the video of the shooting to play so many times during the episode from different perspectives. From that, flashbacks, and stuff from previous episodes here’s my take so far:

    1) I think Huck was programmed to shoot the president and frame himself in the process. You know, like maybe there’s a subliminal trigger word that sets him off. And I think the girl he likes is involved- she approached HIM at the AA meetings. How do you go from having a date to being involved with assassination of the president? Quinn said “I wonder if he told her he used to be a spy?” Didn’t have to- girl already knows! Also, I don’t think he was looking for the 5th shelling, I think he was stuffing the 4 shells in the chair, where they will be found…with his fingerprints all over them.

    2) I think Mellie, Cyrus, AND Liv knew there was going to be a shooting at the gala. The gala was Mellie’s idea. And I understand Mellie not wanting the president to go to the gala at the last minute, but I think the LOG (league of goons) expected (and planned) for only the press secretary to catch it. But it backfired because someone else used the opportunity to try to kill the president (and possibly frame Huck for everything). I think that’s why Cyrus lost it and the tender moment between Liv and Mellie at the end- it’s like WHOOPS never expected this!

    3) I agree with others who say there was a 2nd shooter. Someone else shot the press secretary. The president was already down when she was shot and she was not standing anywhere near him.

    4) Hal, the secret service guy, is more involved than we think. Again, Shonda is leaving clues and things are done for a reason. There was a reason for the flashback about the lost lapel pin and we already know Hal made a signal to Mellie about #treegate. He may have also known that a shooting was going to go down at the gala.

    This show…

    • December 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Your comment has me in my feelings all over again!!! OMG!!! Whoa. WHOAAAAA!

    • Keandra
      December 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      WHOA…thinking all over again. this is good

    • Michele
      December 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Deg! I came back to this post just to see the “I Can’t Even” gif. Took a stroll through the comments…and you gats me a thinking. What if Hal is the Pappy…I know that’s way out there…but what if? But yeah I went back and looked at the Huck reveal scene and he mos def walked away from that chair empty handed. Lawd I gats things tah do places tah go and times tah be there…but me thinks I’m gonna take another look at this here show…lol

  53. Keandra
    December 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This recap is EVERYTHING i felt and was thinking while watching the show. You are just too much Luvvie & I love it. The gif of the guy sliding down the stairs O.o i totally lost it lmao

  54. Tina
    December 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I died with that ‘I CAN’T EVEN’! Lawd all the theories got me even more confused. Shonda straight slaying us weekly. Your recaps are hilariously on point….luv reading

  55. Deekie Mack
    December 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    It’s three days later, and I’m still affected. I mean, I am also unable to can!!! THREE DAYS LATER!!!!

    My only thought is that Huck DID. NOT. DO. THIS. Huck kills without missing. If he was pulling the trigger, he did just enough so his people would say he did his job, but not enough to kill the pres. Huck wouldn’t miss. And that head shot, skimmed the top of Pres’ skull. We know Huck wouldn’t have missed that.

    Also, Huck may be the fall guy to protect the real shooter. Why else where red? Plus, he knows Olivia would be able to get him off. Just my two cents.

  56. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    December 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Because of reasons, I had to wait until Saturday to watch this. Ummm, ya’ll know that is NOT Huck. Huck’s face is wider than that. That is straight up and down Charlie.

    and again, I’mma drop kick Shonda and the writers for making such a good episode. UGH… lol.

    Im processing what I just saw, so I am unable to can with all the goings on in this episode. whew..

    • MsJess
      December 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Ok I might concur with you Nikki Bee. The 1st time I saw man in red hoodie I thought to myself “self that man looks like Huck, but diff’t (thinner face)” Then in the 2nd shot I was like “self I guess that is him”

      So perhaps it was not him in the 1st shot, it was the person framing him

      • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
        December 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        Dead and gone @ “Bish, who is you?” from Sadiqua because I yelled that at my laptop screen when Ellis/Sally (sorry, she’ll always be Ellis to me) was taking the oath. That, my dear, is TREASON, since the President is NOT and has not been declared in any way, shape or form as dead.

        • Toni
          December 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

          What if Charlie used a latex prosthetic face mask? you know like they have on movies.

        • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
          December 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

          and strangely enough, today I saw a retweet from Guillermo Diaz, the actor who plays Huck. and he had taken a picture of a Michael Myers mask on his nightstand. With the scandal hastag. hmmmmmm. . . .

  57. Sadiqua
    December 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I need to rewatch this. for real. I could have sworn one of the agents got hit in the bottom of his neck as they put Fitz in the car…Ok yes. I rewatched. Looked to me like one of the agents got hit too as they set Fitz back into the car.

    Also. 7th Heaven Daddy suuuuucks. Where is Stone Phillips fine ass? Brian Williams was busy?

    Even Olivia’s staff knew Sally had crossed all types of lines landing on the White House Lawn. Bish, who is you? Presidents gettin murked and you want to stay on location? Have 6 seats.

    Why was Fitz surprised there are cameras in the White House? My local McDonald’s has cameras everywhere, so of course there would be a few in the White House. Duh.

    Olivia had them candles lit for some presidential scrumping when Mellie showed up. I bout died. She didnt smell those french vanilla and apple pie joints Yankee Candles burning? That ambiance wouldnt have been lost on me. Hmph.

    There has to be something behind the Press Sec getting shot. She was a few yards away from Fitz. Nobody could have hit Fitz that accurately, and tagged her at the same time. iCant with yall conspiracy theories. I’ll just rewatch all of season 2 after next weeks finale with a notepad and a dry erase board and see if I can’t mind map what happened.

    Also: The Fitz & Mellie’s closet is the only reason I roll my pennies up and play the lotto. I need that in my life.

    • Erin
      December 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      “Bish, who is you?” kilt me DEAD!

  58. Sadiqua
    December 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    waaaaaait. Why did the press secretary say to Olivia “its too soon to tell, could be an angry girlfriend”?? Who thinks that about a bombing without a reason?? Hmmm….

    • December 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Riiiiight I peeped that too. She was allll to happy to “take care of” the voting issue call. Mmmm hmmmm

  59. Nancy
    December 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Help! I couldn’t understand Huck’s last line. What did he say?

  60. KemaB
    December 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Okay I finally got into Scandal over the weekend and THIS.SHOW.IS.EVERYTHANG!!!!!! Dont know why I didn’t get into it before and the Recap is So hilarious and all the Comments are entirely plausible.
    Summoning my years as an expert Law and Order SVU twist catcher I have a few theories…..

    1. Huck isn’t thee shooter but he is the shooter. He is a trained killer its as easy as breathing if he wanted Fitz dead we would be cursing Shonda out silently through closed doors right now. I believe he got wind of what’s going down and wanted to deflect attention from.the real shooter to protect Liv so he fired a couple rounds. I agree with Charlie Theories as well he might be on call by the L.O.G. but he would never hurt Liv

    2. Mellie is in deep something about the way she put her shawl on before the shots rang out bother me.

    3. Fitz was not the Target he was the red herring. The press secretary was but you cant go killing a press secretary without someone digging in to her past so how better to do so then faking an assassination attempt. They’ll mourn the death of the poor girl but shell become a non entity as they focus on Fitz.

    4. Cyrus better pull himself together and get his ex tv-wife all the way out of the oval office.

    5. That Garden Scene!!!!!!!! I literally paused the tv sat staring at it for five minutes. Rewound and did the same before I could process what was said. He exists for her just wow…..he’s still a dog though.

    Can’t wait for the next episode

  61. Ria Scott
    December 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I died when I saw that clip of the man falling down the stairs! Just couldn’t stop laughing!

  62. ChunkyDlyte
    December 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I have already warned my friends/family and even my husband that if they even BREATH on me tomorrow during the show, I am NOT responsible for my actions. OMG, can’t wait to see what happens. And that includes commercials, cause that’s when I check Luvvie’s twitter page LOL!