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Hi, Scandal. This Was One for the Dog: Episode 210 Recap

These past four weeks without Scandal have been tough. LAWD, THEY HAVE BEEN HARD! Thursday nights without Olivia Pope an’ ’em have been empty. They’ve been a shell of their former selves. I was PARCHED for them to return. Dehydrated, even. Last night, I was in front of the TV, sweating in anticipation of the return. I had many questions stemming from last episode and I needed answers. Let us get into the tea, for a lot was spilled.


The Evil Duo – It seems that Hollis is now becoming BFFs with VP Sally and this can lead to nothing good. Dude was sitting in the Oval Office like he owned it. NAWL!

Huck’s Torture – Huck is in the government’s custody, being tortured for information by being waterboarded and beaten like his name was Sofia and they were Harpo. But being the real G he is, he isn’t cracking. David is watching and is bothered by the torture tactics. He challenges the CIA dude there and tells him that what they’re doing is illegal and since he is the U.S. State Attorney “The United States of America is in this room with you.” Homeboy replied back with “You are not in America. You’re at the Pentagon.” WELP.

These Are Her Confessions – Justice Verna comes to Olivia and tells her that she is the snitch who threw Huck under Big Brother’s bus. Liv calls in the rest of the League of Goons in and Verna spills the beans that she knows Hollis has a 2nd phone and overheard him talking to a “Becky.” She also tells them he’s now BFFs with Sally and has benefited the most from President Ghost’s shooting. Aw. SNAP. The League now sees Hollis for the snake he is.

Saved By the Bell – Senator Pudding Pop shows up at Liv’s apartment because she’s trying to find out information on Huck and he’s asking why but she doesn’t wanna tell. He’s salty about it but gets distracted when he starts kissing her. As he’s about to start a good make out session, her doorbell rings. He says “saved by the bell” as she opens the door. It’s a military man with an official letter to deliver to Edison. When’d he start getting mail at her crib??? He opens the letter and it’s from President Ghost, asking to be reinstated as President, and signed. Liv loses her cool because how’d he wake up and not call her??? Then she asks him what he meant by “saved by the bell” and he says she’s been avoiding him. “We haven’t had sex in a week.” “The president was shot.” “What’s that gotta do with our love life?” Well, apart from EVERYTHING? Nothing. O_o Liv is still reeling from finding out that Ghost is up and she tells him to get out her way and she goes straight to the hospital.

Flag on the Play – Liv shows up to the hospital and Cyrus is waiting for her. They enter the room where President Ghost is and he’s laying there, still comatose.

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She looks at the First Lady, who is sitting next to his bed, and it clicks. Mellie forged the President’s signature to get VP Sally out the Oval Office. Liv freaks out, wondering how they’re going to pull this massive scheme off, when Fitz hasn’t even opened his eyes. Before even having the chance to discuss it, there’s a call from Sally, asking to speak to the President. RUH ROH. The First Lady takes the phone and is sounding all chipper about how this is a miracle. Sally replies with a shadeful “The Lord is good” before asking to speak with Ghostie. Mellie squeaks that he’s actually asleep and she could feel Sally’s side-eye through the phone. She hangs up and says “She knows.” NO SHIT, MELLIE! NO.DAMB.SHIT.

David Questions, Abby Annoys – Cyrus’ boo, James, calls David to get updates on the rigged election thing, and is told that there are more important matters at the moment. Let’s not forget the very president he’s trying to expose is laid up at the hospital. James better saddown.

Then David has a chat with his boss about how Huck being tortured is illegal, according to the Constitution. His boss says it’s for the greater good, and he basically has no say in it. Meanwhile, back at the Gladiator office, Abby is asking Quinn and Harrison why they aren’t snitching on Hollis and how she doesn’t understand what’s really happening. Harrison tells her in this low and intense voice that what’s happening is that super undercover work that is deeper than rap. And that they need to trust Olivia. Moments later, Liv walks in and puts a picture of President Ghost on the wall. He’s their newest client.

The Puppet Show – Hollis convinces VP Sally to fight back against Team Fitz, who is clearly lying about him being awake, so they leak the letter to the press. As questions about Fitz’s health pour in, the Gladiators clap back by dropping their own insider info, through sources at the hospital and in Congress who they convinced to vouch (read: lie) about President Ghost being awake. Olivia strategized the hell out of it, and soon enough, she had the press talmbout how great the Prez’s recovery is, even though they hadn’t seen or heard from him. I AM HERE FOR YOU, POPE! You Gooning Goddess! Hollis controls Sally, Olivia controls the media. Like violins.

 Where’s the baby, Cyrus? – James is upset because he quit his job expecting to have baby to take care of but there’s no baby yet. Cyrus tells him it’s because the baby has jaundice so they had to keep her at the hospital longer. James start questioning this “miraculous” recovery that everyone claims the President had and I lowkey wish he would get hurt by Hollis. He’s doing too much. Cy better give that man his baby before he ruins his life and blows the lid off this election thing.

Huck Speaks – Huck is still being used as a punching bag, and his face is covered in his own blood. Finally, he says he’ll talk if and only if David steps into the room. He knows he’s watching from the window. When he enters, Huck asks “Is the President still alive? “If he’s still alive, he’s still in danger. She’s not done.” He’s tryna warn yall. Becky gon try to finish what she started!

FREE HUCK! – David visits Olivia’s office and tells her he knows where Huck is. He also repeats what he said about the President not being safe. She hops to action and shows up at VP Sally’s with a group of behavior experts. They give her Sally a file on Huck’s life as a spy and his capabilities, showing that he’s one of the best. If he wanted someone dead, they’d be dead. And if he committed this crime, there’s no way he would have been caught. HUCK IS TOO ABOUT THAT LIFE!

David shows up to where Huck is being detained and says “By executive order, this man is to be released.” YESSSS!!! They drop Huck off and Olivia meets him. He’s limping and his face looks like it belonged in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Huck got fucked up!

Camp David or Bust – Cyrus and Liv decide it’s best to move President Ghost to Camp David to keep him safe. Mellie questions this but signs the papers needed anyway when Liv tells her it’s for a good reason. She then turns and asks Pope how she’s holding up but our girl tells her that her only job is to not fall apart. KEEP IT TOGETHER, MELLIE!

Senator Shut Down – Senator Pudding Pop shows up to the hospital where President Ghost is, insisting that he wants to see him. Harrison won’t let him and as he tries to force the issue, Olivia shows up. Edison tells her he wants to speak with Ghostie and she says “He’s not accepting visitors.” “You’re a visitor.” “I’m his…” “You’re his what?” “His… friend.”

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Talk about almost getting caught up. Pudding Pop ain’t like that, and he threatens that if the President’s signature was forged and she’s in on it, that domestic terrorism and he’ll prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law. He’s just mad that she ain’t here for him AT ALL. Got his boxer briefs all in a bunch. WOMP!  Liv tells him a firm “Goodbye, Edison.” WELP!!!

Becky’s Beckoned – VP Sally tells Hollis that President Ghost is being moved to Camp David, and he takes that as a cue to finish what he started. Becky (and her new hair) gets a call that puts her on notice. Oh, it’s going down.

James Bonds with Baby – James shows up at the neonatal unit of a hospital and sees a nurse holding the baby he’s supposed to be taking home eventually. She lets him hold her and they bond. Cuteness! Also, it’ll mean real trouble if Cyrus doesn’t make sure that baby ends up in their household.

No Let Down – Huck is standing outside of the hospital where President Ghost is laid up and Liv shows up with a file for him. She also hands him a post-it with a number on it. It’s the one Abby was able to get from Hollis’ 2nd phone, hidden in his office drawer. It’ll clearly come in handy, as it’ll lead them to Becky. Before Liv walks away, Huck promises her that he won’t let her down.

As He Lays – Liv enters Ghostie’s room and she lays on his chest for more than “one minute.” Awww dammut! She misses her married boo!

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Rooftop Rendezvous – Becky shows up on the rooftop of the building opposite to the hospital, in all black. She sets up a gun and is looking around for her target when she gets a phonecall. She picks it up and hears “Hey Becky” through the phone and behind her. She turns around and it’s Huck, pointing a gun at her. She asks him if he’s gonna shoot her 4 times before she pulls out her gun and he says “No, 5. One for the dog.” YES! Immediately, helicopters fly ahead and they’re both told to drop their guns. They do and the SWAT team swoops in to arrest them both. As they’re cuffed, she says “My real name is Kate. What’s yours?” Him: “It doesn’t matter.” SURE DOESN’T! Also, we’ont give a damb! you’re just the broad who shot Ghost! AND THE DOG! I ain’t forgot the dog!

Double-O-Sally – Mellie goes to visit VP Sally in the Oval Office and notices that she’s put up pictures of her family. Oh that woman is making herself REAL comfortable. The niceties are put aside quickly when Sally tells her that when people who sign their names cross their Ts, they start from the opposite side of the hand they use to write. So left-handed folks would go from right to left. Grant is left-handed and his signature on the reinstatement letter has Ts that go from left to right. Mellie’s right-handed. OOP. She got her 00-Sally on! She tells Mellie that she has an affidavit from one of the President’s doctors saying he hasn’t even opened her eyes, and if she doesn’t retract the letter, she’ll blow the roof off the whole thing. The First Lady is stunned into silence.

Hi. – Cyrus is sitting on his bed, having resigned to the fact that his BFF and boss might never recover when he gets a phone call. Olivia is sitting in her office when Quinn shows up, tells her she knows Citron is behind the accident that killed her boyfriend. AND she wonders why Hollis isn’t being turned into the FBI if he’s behind the president’s shooting. She wants to chat and Liv tells her “Let’s talk then.” As she does, her phone rings. It’s Cyrus, saying “someone wants to talk to you.” He hands the phone to the President, who croaks “Hi.”

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PRESIDENT GHOST IS UP!!!!!! *runs around the house* OMGGGGG!!! YESSSSSSS!!!! WHY AM I THIS HAPPY??? Like… what is my life about??? Best “hi” ever!!! I am here for POPUS!

And you KNOW hearing Fitz’s voice was probably Insta-puddle for Liv. YESSS!!! iLIVE! I’m too excited. You’d think they were real. And I knew them. Chile…

This show!!! I have dealage inadequacy! I am unable to deal! I’m also unable to can.

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Next week, the President will be back up, but we’ll get to see some of the extent of his injuries. MY BODY IS READY, LAWD!!!

As always, thanks to Scandal Moments Tumblr for the Scandal scene gifs!

So what did you think of this ep? Were you also almost in tears at that “hi?”

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  1. sk
    January 11, 2013 at 6:01 am

    You crack me up at the most inappropriate times.I know your funny. Yet I read not expecting to lose my beverage/spit/food..smh

    “.. I lowkey wish he would get hurt by Hollis.”

    Keep doing what your doing!

  2. Stephanie
    January 11, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I was in tears when they were beating the crap out of Huck! And imma need for VP Sally to sat her azz down because without Hollis she ain’t shish! Awesome recap Luvvie!

    • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
      January 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

      that SCARED me. I really didnt like that part. 🙁

      • Anonya
        January 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Me neither! I skipped all violent parts.

        BTW, am I the only one who hates the blinkety-blink camera clicking effect that they keep doing on each change of scene?! It’s distracting, adds nothing to the story, and the flashing lights act as headache/migraine trigger. Ugh.

  3. Lalarochelle
    January 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

    This episode was everything. So glad they didn’t drag out who did it and catching Becky.

    Edison getting his mail was him trying to mark Olivia’s territory and she was having none of that. On some “ain’t nobody got time for that”. I’m glad she finally dismissed him. Her getting that phone call from Cyrus and leaving Edison was that “you my side piece and my main boo just called so bye” moment and I loved it.

    And I just want to give Huck a big ole hug. But he wouldn’t let me

  4. JJJ
    January 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Your reviews ALWAYS have me cracking up and talking to my computer screen at the same time!

    Yesterday’s episode was def on point! I almost nearly shed a tear and jumped for joy when Fitz said “Hi”. Best ending EVER!!! But I do need Edison to back down and let Olivia go. SHE DONT WANT YOU FOOL!!

    No words for Hollis and VP SMDH

  5. Miss Hope
    January 11, 2013 at 7:32 am

    First off…that “unable toucan” gif almost made me choke on my Eclipse gum! iDied LOL

    Anyhoo…I lived when Becky talmbout “My name is Kate, what’s yours” and Huck, like the real G he is replied “It doesn’t matter”

    WELPPPPP this heifer really tried it after she killed Huck’s “family” AND the dog! She wasn’t scared to do that ish?

    I just knew that Fitz HAD to wake up this episode, and as always I tried to channel my inner Shonda and though it would happen when she was snuggled up on the bed. Wrong again on the details but o well.

    And as a sidenote, just as poor Quinn thought she was bout to get some real info from Liv, POTUS wakes up, snatches Liv’s panties and now Mz. Pope is no longer interested in anything Quinn got to say. I almost feel sorry for Quinn…almost

    • keisha brown
      January 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      this entire comment +1
      quinn is getting on my lst damn nerve.
      do you talk to your boss like that???

  6. January 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I watch ALL of the episodes but still come here just to hear how you viewed it. You are such a talented writer! It’s like you having a conversation with one of my friends. I am always sure to laugh out loud. “What is my life about” just took me to another level of laughter. We really do react to the scenes as if we know these people. My daughter watched me watch the show last night. She thought that my shouting at the tv was hilarious. Keep the posts coming. I live for your daily comedy.

  7. Erica
    January 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

    All I have to say is Scandal has taken over my life!! And yes I ran around my room screaming with Prez woke up and I woke up my new born :-/

    • January 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      That was me and my one year old!!
      I’m mad that I’m so ok with this affair!! Like i want Liv and Fitz to WIN all the while giving A. Keys and Fantasia a mean side eye!

      • Erica
        January 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        This affair gives me life its only because of the passion and drama I just love it now in real life naw hell naw. I am/will enjoy my TV lust and no one will take it away from me! *side note* Fanny was wrong but I still luv her girl can SANG!!

  8. CaliGirlED
    January 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Luvvie this recap is everything!!! I felt like I was watching it again! And yes I almost cried when they were torturing Huck! I was like, “He didn’t do it he did not do it!” But wayment this man used to peel people like onions! And I don’t e’em care! Leave him alone!!! So glad Huck is free! And as for Becky? He went for that ass with no intent on her getting away. When she told him her name and asked what was his, Huck gave her the same cold answer she gave him when he asked what her real name was, “It doesn’t matter”. If you dish it bitch, you gotta be able to take it! HA!!!

    I am not about that infidelity life, but last night I was pulling ALL the way for Liv’s touch to bring Fitz back (knew Mellie’s wouldn’t do it)! And when he whispered “Hi” into the phone, I knew der was a God!!!

    • January 11, 2013 at 8:36 am

      “I knew der was a God” Jesus be a stretcher! #dead

  9. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    January 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    1. Huck is not to be played with.
    2. Sally Livingston, your days playing President, and yes hunty, you are only playing, are OVAH.
    3. Mellie is not to be messed with. She’s got an agenda, she’s brilliant AND she’s pregnant?! LISTEN.
    4. How. Sessy. Was. Harrison?! HMMMMPH..
    5. Cyrus’s face when he answered the phone?!
    6. Hi. *falls out, runs around house, throws everything within reach, and fist pumps*
    7. Who I am not here for? Edison. Listen, broham, LIV. DON’T. WANT. YOU. She is WAY smarter than you and she tried to tell you to slow it down, but you aint wanna listen and got your face cracked. Don’t come for her.
    8. Becky thought she had something with my Huck. He cracked HER face when he said, “and one for the dog.” I again fell off my couch when he said that.
    9. Huck being returned to OPA, sitting down and eating Chinese like nothing happened.
    10. Liv’s white coat. And her face when Fitz said Hi. iLIVE!!
    11. Quinn, girl. Just. Trust. Olivia. You see how it worked for Huck.
    12. Hollis is EVIL.
    13. James with the lil brown baby? My heart melted a lil bit for him. Just a lil.
    14. OMG at the previews for next week??!!

    • January 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Hahahahahahaha!! I too died at Huck sitting down eating Chinese, ESPECIALLY with the chopsticks. I’m like, didn’t a finger break or a rib, or maybe a lung collapse, during the WATERBOARDING and straight STOMPING you just endured?? HE IS A G!! And I need MUST know what is on pages 4 and 5 of the CIA profile they have on Huck!!! What is he capable of that shut that VP heffa up like that!!!!??

      • E
        January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

        I’mma need a copy of Huck’s profile asap! Sally better watch her back.

      • Mya
        January 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        Yes!! It takes a lot to shut Sally’s azz up. I want to know what was in that report that stunned her to silence!!

    • Coolclemsongirl
      January 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

      ALL. OF. THIS.

    • nichole
      January 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Cool list. I think Mellie is truly underestimated. Folks talk to her any kind of way and she sits back, nodding her head up and down saying “ok, ok, keep pushing me”.

      I wonder if Abby now has respect for Huck. She knew by looking at this face that he took the torture. She needs to stop her side eye.

    • CaliGirlED
      January 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Yes to #9! Like business as usual!

    • InTheseShoes
      January 11, 2013 at 11:51 am


    • keisha brown
      January 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Harrison could get. all. of. it. he has NAAN time for stupid questions and foolishness.

      but i was confused, didnt they show an asian baby in the pic? why is the baby black now?

      and i dont know why james doesnt know that his husband is NOT. ABOUT. THREATS. sir…you dont even know. stop trying to run with the big dogs.

  10. January 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I wanted to write a teary eyed letter to Shonda and ask, *sniffle* “why for can’t scandal come on daily? WHY COME?!”


  11. January 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Unable Toucan!!! I see what you did there!

    Watching that show last had me asking, “Is this real life?!!” I was so emotional and stuff. I was all shaky and my nerves were on end …and then Fitz said, “Hi” and I melted!! I watched that “Hi” scene like 10 times and it still took an hour to calm down and sleep. Got all re-excited when I saw your review was posted, lol. I exist for Fitz and Liv.

    p.s. Quinn. Have a stadium of seats.

    • E
      January 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Yessssssssssssssssssssssss to the stadium of seats

    • January 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

      I CANNOT handle “a stadium of seats”!! bish need to get herself a V8 and a smile

  12. Timika Hite
    January 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Whoosa! I missed Scandal so much and this episode was my life. My boo was on the phone a minute before scandal came on and I told him I can’t talk you to anymore beause Scandal is about to be on. Boy..bye!

    VP Sally needs to get herself out the Oval Offie ASAP. I can’t stand her. Huck is a real G! As soon as they strapped me to the board I would have been singing.

    I am so glad they caught Becky she killed a whole family and the dog.

    President Fitz wakes up and the first person he wants to talk to is Liv. Mellie ain’t got nothing on what those two have going on. She better play her role. But that forgery, boy I thought she was going to have everyone locked up.

    • ChukyDlyte
      January 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Glad to see I am not the only one that will hang up on folks when my Scandal is on.

    • Erica
      January 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Girlllllll I ant gonna say my mama called me and I ALOMST cussed at her but um she wudda snatched my teeth out through the phone and blackened BOTH of my eyes….

  13. ChukyDlyte
    January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

    My best friend lives overseas and called me about 2 minutes before the show came on. I totally pretended to have a bad connection and hung up on her to watch my Scandal. In my defense, she sounded happy so I figured it wasn’t a real emergency, LOL! I was like, hello? hello? can you hear me? hello?and click! I am wrong, but Sweet Baby Jesus will forgive me because he created the Scandal that made me do it!

    I just HAD to watch my show. Yes, Scandal has me messing up my real life relationships and I LOVE IT, because this show seems so real to me, which should make me feel crazy but I don’t even care! Love your post it had me rolling at work and I was checking your twitter account during the commercial break so I could laugh even more. It’s nice to know that I am not the only that can’t go to sleep until at least Midnight when my Scandal comes on.

    • keisha brown
      January 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      my mom called me at 10:50. i knew it was because she couldnt reach me HAD to answer.

  14. Valerie
    January 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Awesome, awesome, awesome episode! I am so glad to have scandal back that I don’t know what to do with myself. Thoroughly enjoyed last night’s episode. I happened to watch it with my little cousin, whose never seen it by the way, and when Hollis made the call to girl becky to kill President Ghost I heard her inhale “Not Obama”. iDied!! Had to explain that it was the fake president on tv and it bout broke my heart to call President Ghost fake. I also need to ask “what is my life about”. Love Fitz and Liv, love the show and I love Shonda for bringing these people into my living room week after week! Cannot wait until next Thursday!

    P.S – And that Toucan gif just about sent me IN! Yassssss!!!

  15. E
    January 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

    This recap made me laugh so loud at work, 2 of my coworkers came in my office and asked if I was ok. “Gooning Goddess” – love it!

    Ok, back to my thoughts:

    I was sure I was the only one who watched the “Hi” scene about 10 times, nice to know it wasn’t just me.

    1. Seeing them torture Huck was brutal, but he was a G! He took one for team for real…and I was so proud of ol ‘I’m the Law’ David for breaking the law and telling Liv where Huck was. You see how fast she got Huck out of there!

    2. When Harrison punked Edison on the sly, iLived. He let him know – my man, you ain’t even getting close enough to see the president’s hospital room door, let alone talk to him. Edison couldn’t even see Tom and Hal from where he was ‘trapped in the hallway’. Talk about being shut down.

    2b. Then Olivia came and dismissed his @$$! When he got all nosey, talking about “You’re his what?” I low-key wanted her to say “I am the love of his life and he is the love of mine; and you my nigga, are a Replacement Ref. Any more questions or are you ready to leave now?” I am letting ya’ll know right now – when she said ‘GOODBYE EDISON’ that was permanent. They are going to kill him to keep him quiet. Mark my words. Night night Edison Davis, you bout to take an Amanda Tanner nap.

    3. Hollis and Sally – Scary and Hilarious all at the same time! S: “I was just treated to some sort of theatrics…” H: “You thinking what I’m thinking? They could have a stone cold corpse over there and they would all swear he is fixing to get up and run a half marathon.” iDied…Resurrection…Died Again. They are a force and I am ravenously waiting to see what Shonda does with them next!

    4. Cyrus – He was so wrong on so many levels and right on so many others. But when he told James that adoptions go wrong all the time and that it might take a miracle to get a baby…uh, why are they together again? James should have went in the closet and cut the crotch and armpits out of all Cy’s suits! And let’s not even talk about how Cyrus called and checked up on James. I wish a N!&&@ would call my job and check my status. He better give that man a baby, before he is divorced and in prison all cause James had too much time on his hands! (sn: James + Squishy Black Baby = Adorable)

    5. Mellie – I hate to love her and love to hate her. She is truly a political animal! All obvious self-centered, crazy, treasoness action aside; she said something last night that stuck in my head. She said they let Hollis play in their garden and they have to protect Fitz – yeah, yeah. But then she said “We all got in bed with Hollis Doyle.” – She was speaking figurative, but if you ask me, MELLIE’S BABY IS HOLLIS DOYLE’S. I think she has been having an affair with him for a while. Why? Because he influences Fitz and can help further her political agenda. Since she isn’t using her panty princess on Fitz and can’t use it on Cy or Liv…Hollis is the only one left…

    6. Quinn Perkins – Since you have so many questions, why don’t you go ask Hollis Doyle what happened to your boyfriend, and see if you leave THAT meeting alive! Shut up, sit down, and play your position before we request that you be shipped to a basement in the Pentagon. If Liv had just let you fry, they wouldn’t be in this mess.

    8. Fitz – Once again, he wasn’t thinking about Mellie, or America’s Baby or even his health. He probably didn’t even ask for a cup of WATER before he made Cyrus call Olivia. “Hi”…ya’ll – I nearly fell off the couch! I knew it was coming but it still killed me…I am so happy he is awake! I BET he won’t let Liv go again.

    Now about the previews for next week: Wayament, his personality going to change? Nawl man, we aren’t here for Fitz on the Fritz. Trouble making decisons – does that mean him and Liv are going to run the country together…?

    Another 6 LOOOOONG days until my questions are answered.

    • Tiffany
      January 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

      iDied @ ‘trapped in the hallway’ was resurrected and died again @ Fitz on the Fritz. *DOA*

    • Aisha J.
      January 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Fitz on the Fritz? *Snickering*

      Geez I wish that Quinn would shut the #huck up. I have a feeling she’s going to attract major trouble because of her digging. She’s still trying to figure out why she’s not in a jumpsuit serving life.

    • InTheseShoes
      January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Fitz on the Fritz! iDied!

    • Miss Hope
      January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      For some reason the thought of cutting the armpits and crotches out of all Cyrus’ suits just had me ROLLING!!!

    • keisha brown
      January 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      you have actually buried me with replacement ref Edison.
      the nfl chick in me THROUGHLY approves. LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • afronica
      January 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Ok, E, if you don’t write for a living, you should. Amanda Tanner nap? iHollared. And your theory on the…origins of BOTUS (Baby of the United States) is ingenious. Not sure it will prove true, but whatta twist!

  16. Aisha J.
    January 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I came home to a Scandal/fish fry last night with martinis! Chile my room mates were smashed and going INNNN on Scandal!

    1) Liv’s face and that white jacket with the side snaps – her mug was beat from the Gawds, perfect lighting and everything

    2) Huck is a killer, I like his weird behind though, but I felt bad when they were whipping his arse. I think I saw one of those guys with a shank! Lord!?! Did Becky’s old looking behind have the yams from the Heavens for his mind to be clouded and consider to run away and do Bonnie and Clyde with her? *Side eye* We don’t luh dem hoes!

    3) I wish that Quinn would just shut.up. You work amongst GOONS honey. Either you are IN or OUT.

    4) Harrington *swoooooon!*

  17. January 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    All of y’all’s comments are my exact sentiments.

    I have another question, though: what exactly does Hollis Doyle do? I know he’s a wealthy CEO of some kind, but I continue to be perplexed at where his office/desk is and why it appears to be down the hall from the Oval Office. Is he a lobbyist?? Does he work in politics, or does he own some kind of energy company? I mean, what exactly does he do and why does his job have him strolling up in the offices of presidents (Sally or Fitz), chiefs of staff, and whoever else? Pitching ideas to Sally and stopping in for a quick chat to pass on information? I mean, I know the Cyrus, Liv, et al, have to listen to him because they are in league with him, but I am confused by his clearance level or employment relevancy. Please enlighten me.

    • January 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      He is in the oil industry I believe.

    • keisha brown
      January 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      my dudes STAYS just rolling up there like he’s a VP.
      and for someone who is so scheming…she’s just taking advice from Hollis without not a SINGLE side-eye of why he keeps feeding her info and shit.

    • Kimyotta
      January 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

      Hollis is a Senator, I believe from whatever state they rigged the voting machines

      • Nikki
        January 14, 2013 at 1:16 am

        Hollis is from Texas. The rigged machines were in Defiance, Ohio. I think Hollis is into oil.

    • CapitalKayPea
      January 17, 2013 at 3:31 am

      Hollis is a Big Oil lobbyist. His PAC money and influence was what got those machines in Defiance all set up very nicely.

  18. Erin
    January 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Maaaaaaaaan…how has Shonda COMPLETELY owned me like this??? She has made me her b****. I am a slave to Scandal.

    I yelled at the TV SOOOOOOO much last night! “Yes! He’s awake!” (reading the letter) “This ish ain’t gonna work, stupid!” (at Mellie when she admitted to the forgery) “Oh GAWD! Him again???” (when Senator Please Get Gone showed up at her door) “Get it, Liv!!!” (when she made VP Bee-yatch free Huck) “Shut up and sit down! You aren’t in jail!” (when Quinn demanded answers). And, of course, “OMG!!!! YES!!!!!” (at “Hi.”) Talk about EXHAUSTED when it was over! Shonda brought it back the wasy it was SUPPOSED to come back! No teasing us. Just getting right to it. Huck…free. Becky…caught. Fitz….AWAKE. YES! Can’t WAIT til next week.

    Oh…and Harrison is my BOO THANG. No, really.

  19. nichole
    January 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

    You ever notice how time stands still when Scandal is on? They lure you to think the episode is almost over when it’s just 25 minutes in.

    Consider this…Hollis betrayed the League of Goons. He will have to pay!

  20. Tesha
    January 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    LAWD! LAWD! LAWD!!!!!

    Shonda Rhimes gon’ have me hospitalized or incarcerated before this season is over!

    First of all, I almost puled a Nino Brown and stabbed my husband in the back of his hand with a fork when he sat next to me on the couch during the water boarding scene – on the remote – and changed the channel. I jumped over that man like a Spider monkey in .04 seconds flat! My nerves were all raw..Not MY Huck! Don’t NOTHIN’ come between me & Sis. Liv n’ em!!

    And while I KNOW this is not reality, how many of y’all said a quick “Thank You Jesus” when you heard Fitz say “Hi”? *wallslide/soulcry combo* Where are the church ushers with the funeral paper fans when you need them?!?!? I dang near did a lap around my living room.

    Luvvie, I loooove your recaps! I feel like you really understand my special strain of psychosis. “Senator Pudding Pop” – hilarious.

    #TEAMOLITZ fo’ life!!

    • Erin
      January 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I don’t know what you like, nor your husband, and yet the visual of the scene you described is clear as day! I feel like I was there!

      • Tesha
        January 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        Gurl, you already know! His Mama musta prayed for him Thursday morning, ’cause he was THISCLOSE to meetin’ his Maker! 🙂

    • Deekiemack
      January 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Teasha! Not a spider monkey! Don’t Nino Brown your boo! Lawd, I died laughing at this! If I had a boo and he tried me like this, he woulda got the exact same treatment!

      • Tesha
        January 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        Right?!?!? I blame Shonda. It’s all her fault gettin’ us all riled up like this. I useta be a sweet, God-fearing woman….now she got me rootin’ for an adulterous relationship, licking my tv whenever my “gladiator” is on screen, and .04 seconds away from handing out a “Tina-Turner-in-the-back-of-the-limo” beatdown on ANYONE who dares to come within my “personal space” between 10-11pm EST on Thursdays. WHAT HAPPENED TO US?!?!?

  21. StillSuga
    January 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    As always this recap was everything, but I hate you too much for that unable toucan gif!! LMAO!!

  22. January 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    YES. Yesssssssss. Yeaaaaasssssssssss. Yayyyyyyaaaaasssssssssss.
    Thank you

  23. DeekieMack
    January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I jut need you to understand that I began to go into praise and worship when Fitz woke up. What a miraculous healing that only God can do!!! Until I realized this is fiction, and the work of Shonda and not Jehovah. Oops. Shonda got me blurring the lines of reality!!!

  24. B Sanders
    January 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Awesomely Luvvie,

    You NAILED IT!!!! You forgot that killer line “Goodbye Edison.” which let us all know that Liv was done with Senator Pudding Pop. #OVER #YouveBeenTreated

    Thanks for keeping me in stitches every damn day! You are truly awesome!

  25. Tanyetta
    January 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Tooooo Funny!!! ” I ain’t forgot the dog”

    Best part about the entire episode, Huck walks in and starts grubbing!! LOL!!

  26. Margaret
    January 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Ok when got the call that she was awake and Edison was in her way and she was telling him move, why was “move bish! Get out the way, get out the way bish get out the way” playing in my head.


    • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
      January 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      That song came up as well. LOL!! Replacement Ref Edison just can NOT take a hint, apparently. lol

  27. January 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I was out last night and came home three sheets to the wind but had to watch my beloved Scandal so you know my emotions were extra high. I am not proud of the things I yelled at the CIA director, Hollis, Sally, and Edison.
    I can’t go through the entire episode because y’all other commenters have made me laugh and laugh but when I tell y’all I slid out of my chair and teared up with a piece of pizza in my mouth at “Hi”, I am not lying. When Liv’s phone rang I opened my eyes super wide and when Cyrus walked over with the phone and Prez said “Hi” I was all verklempt.

    My Olitz is alive and conscious! I just hope the brain injuries don’t change how he is with Liv!

  28. A. Marie
    January 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    SOOO many thoughts.

    1. CIA stuff was too real. Shonda knows her stuff. She’s been studying up on torture law in the US and I’m here for her social awareness.

    2. When did Liv lose her patience with Mellie?!?! She used to be so deferential to her. Let her talk to her anyway because she knew she was the mistress, but this week she said No, God. I’m not listening to your bull. First she was like we’re moving him to Camp David. Mellie wants to know why. Liv’s like you don’t e’en need to be privy to all that. stfu.

  29. January 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I took a nap so I would be fully engaged in this episode! Anyone asking what Hollis does, I just tell him he is the devil, as evil as they come, and wants to rule the world like The Brain in Pinky and the Brain.

    1. I am here for the gloves Liv had on! Her wardrobe is the stuff mere mortals can only dream about (yes, I went online looking for some like that!)

    2. Nothing says weak-assed ninja more than a man begging for sex then whining about how long its been. It is not a sexy look. But the beginning of the end was when Liv was trying to tell him about how the President’s incident has her so busy, and then he says “What does that have to do with our sex life?” Yeah, dude, you are showing yourself the door.

    3. Edison getting mail at Liv’s house was such an invasion! I don’t think she even gave him a drawer for his #drawls, toothbrush, or anti-ash cream (he was looking a little dusty from all his thirst!)

    4. I love when Harrison takes control. That is all.

    5. I cannot wait for Cyrus to move back in his office and begin running things again. Oh yeah, also for somebody to throw Sally’s desktop knickknacks out onto the grass.

    The toucan gif is a masterpiece! I love a good play on words! Once again Luvvie, you have the best recaps!

    • afronica
      January 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Yasssss! When Livvy whipped off those white, elbow length, leather (I think they were) gloves, I thought to myself, self, could I get away with wearing those? They worked so well with the poet sleeved winter white coat she was wearing. [[Sigh]]. This show gives me errythang – love, lust, politics, skullduggery, Harrison, fashion upgrades. Shonda, you are killing me, and I am glad to go!

  30. keisha brown
    January 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    all. of. this.
    this show…sigh.
    the script. the acting. the wardrobe. the plot twists. the mystery. the romance.

    but one thing though…it was interesting that mellie was trying to have a moment with liv and liv shot blocked like like dikembe. i mean..yes.. no one has time for that (literally), but mellie actually looked hurt. i mean who else does she have to talk to really?

    • January 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      …which brings me to why don’t Mellie have a friend? A cousin? A mom? Someone to damb wait with the PREGNANT FIRST LADY WHILE HER HUSBAND THE PRESIDENT IS LAIT UP WITH BULLET WOUNDS????? Im sorry to get all caps locky, but I just don’t get it. Don’t ANYbody care about you, Mells???? WTF; did your political “barracuda” acumen scare everyone off?? Ain’t yo kids (which y’all CLAIM to have, but I ain’t never lait eyes on) ain’t they calling asking how Pops is doing? Don’t they give a monkey’s rat’s bootie?? Mellie, Mellie, Mellie. A loveless, stressful marriage and no mom or sister or brother to comfort you in the hospital. Guess Hal the Snitch will have to do. smh.

    • ab
      January 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

      But Liv hasn’t admitted having an affair to Mellie has she.
      Its one thing for it to be unspoken, its another for you to open your mouth and say yes. I’m shagging your husband. Lets sit and hold hands.

      Mellie is a shark. She’s not looking for comfort or sympathy, she’s looking for info and data. Even at your weakest, thats someone you never share with. Especially if you are kicking it with her husband.

      • CapitalKayPea
        January 17, 2013 at 3:37 am

        bless you. you missed the part where Mellie is not only aware of it, they discussed it. and then Mellie called Liv to return for command performances so her hubby could sleep and, oh yeah. run a country.

  31. C king
    January 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    These comments had me DYING LAUGHING – I concur with it all. This is a great thread, glad I found it. HILARIOUS..
    THANKS for letting me use the GIFT OF LAUGHTER for the last 20 minutes. PRICELESS.

  32. AJ
    January 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Is it just me or does James remind you of Holly Hunter in “Raising Arizona”? “I WANT ME A BABY, HI!”

  33. Q
    January 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    So, now we know Hollis had been planning to kill Fitz all along. It had nothing to do with the vote rigging. He had to have hired Becky to kill the Pres and frame Huck long before ‘the David Rosen problem’. It was about him getting someone in office whom he could control. He had to have been cozying up to Sally for a long time considering how at home he felt in the Oval Office with her. (I am kind of disappointed with this outcome….it seemed too obvious)

    So, did Hollis act alone? We know Sally is not involved because she never told him about capturing Huck and releasing him. We know Mellie is not involved because she was at the meeting where Verna was talking about Hollis and the second phone. Maybe the Senator is involve? Maybe the Gov who lost to Fitz? Maybe I’m just overthinking this? I really want there to be some twists and turns and surprises.

    On the last episode in December, didn’t Cyrus tell James they were adopting a baby from Cambodia or somewhere like that?

    My heart started beating fast the minute Cyrus answered that phone call as he was confessing all to James. When I saw his face, I yelled ‘He is awake’!!!

    As a married woman, I am ashamed that I’m rooting for an adulterous relationship. I feel like I need to join AA with Huck!

    Luvvie, I thoroughly enjoy reading your recaps.

  34. deedee
    January 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Luvvie….wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I love your blog! Your Scandal recaps are a hoot!

  35. dmaclee
    January 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    The cable froze during the first 5 minutes of the show. I felt my face contort into something like that dude’s face from the painting “The Scream”. It must have been bad because my husband recoiled when he looked up at me. Luckily, it was only for about 10 seconds but I nearly died.

  36. kblack
    January 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Love this site, iLive for these recaps.

    I have to rewatch this episode, as much as I hate Hollis and wish Huck with take him to a quiet place to play, I don’t remember him actually talking to Becky. They did some split screen action and Becky was answering the phone. Verna says she heard him talking to someone named “Becky” but she could be lying her wig off.

    • ab
      January 12, 2013 at 6:19 am

      oh oh BLASPHEMY!!!
      Aunt Verna… lie? what would she have to gain from Fitz being shot?? I mean without Fitz being presido she has nothing.

      No… No…
      Shudders… no. No.. Kblack take it back!

    • paintgurl40
      January 12, 2013 at 11:32 am


      you need to watch it again…verna told the league of goons that hollis had a throwaway phone that he locked in his desk…when abby picked the lock on hollis’ desk they found the phone with only ONE number on the phone….when huck called the number “becky” answered the phone. nawl…it was that snake hollis behind all of that.


      LOVE YOUR RECAPS!! i’m glad to read it and hear all the comments. i can’t talk to no one in my circle about it…my hubby doesn’t get it..and my friends don’t watch it. well i could talk to my dog and cat about it. they’re sitting there watching it with me.

      • paintgurl40
        January 12, 2013 at 11:52 am

        and harrison is sooo sexy when he’s aggressive! DAYUM!!

        • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
          January 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

          Imma watch the episode again JUST for Harrison getting up in Edison’s face. B/c that suit H wore does things to me. .

  37. Jai
    January 12, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Aight…confession number one…I thought it would be brillant for me to start Thursday night walks at my gym on the treadmill just getting a good nice power walk on while watching Scandal…that would promise me a full hour….couldn’t be more wrong…fell off the damn track, yellin at the television, emotions was high…only thing that save me was the manager was watchin in the back…

    Everyone comments is sooooo on point and I live for the recaps…but nobody say nuffin how Cyrus boo is PISSED to the Mayan ancestors that Pres Ghost woke up RIGHT then…like he couldn’t wait another 2 hours after we signed papers for my baby? That baby is back gone in the wind….I kno in his heart he wanted to be like, “well since we in the hospital anyways….just sign these papers boo” his patience is wearing thin like a sista needing her edges permed….hot and bothered…..

    Also for Huck to be kicked on the curb and go right to work I was in shock….couldn’t anybody bring him an asprin? An icebag? Just a little relief…I felt for him and Becky’s 1980s hair swag…

  38. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    January 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Ok, a few more things.
    1. Anyone else notice how chummy Abby and Harrison are lately?
    2. Ol’ girl’s face FELL when she thought she was getting some chocolate to take home!! How fast Harrison switched off the charm? BWHAHAAA!!
    3. Someone up thread mentioned that the adoption is taking a while. My question is, what will happen with the info that James now has? I mean, is it now moot since Fitz is no longer on the fritz (LOL!!), but he WAS unable to lead for a period of time. James will do something with this, I bet. (and how long was it? three weeks?)
    4. The recap and the comments are almost as fun as watching the show!! lol

  39. Christel
    January 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    The only thing wrong with this re-cap (because everything else is right) is you didn’t use Olivia’s “WHAT DID YOU DO?” gif. That moment had me HOWLING. Mellie is playing games with her boo’s and the goon’s credibility and ain’t nobody got time for that! I thought she was a second away from jumping across Prez Ghost and smacking her!

  40. Absurdist
    January 13, 2013 at 2:39 am

    But seriously, did that short white trench not GIVE YOU LIFE?

    • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
      January 13, 2013 at 2:44 am

      LIFE. EVERLASTING. Where can I get an affordable version of said coat?

    • January 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Personally, I am obsessed with the long leather gloves she had on when she first thought Fitz woke up, right before she went into the hospital room. Like buttah….

  41. Sherie
    January 13, 2013 at 4:12 am

    While watching the “confession” scene in the POTUS hospital room all I could think was while comatose it’s possible to hear around you so more than likely the President heard his wife & ’em the whole time which is going to bring about the change in him.

  42. deena Braun
    January 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I just found this blog and have never laughed so hard. Brilliant insights. Now a fan I have bookmarked you and will read regularly.

  43. Tx2dcdiva
    January 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    iDied and came back to life because iLive for these recaps. Love it.

  44. […] For a recap of the plot, check Luvvie’s hilarious post here. […]

  45. Ms. Niecy
    January 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Probably some of the greatest comments I have read on any one posting…#teamscandal in this bish!!!

  46. Kendall Slater
    January 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    “I have dealage inadequacy!” You really are an exceptionally clever writer. Your recaps are almost better than the show.

  47. Crownie
    January 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ion care nuffin bout the post cuz I saw that dern UNABLE TOUCAN! *falls allaway outta my seat*

  48. Des
    January 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Tryna get Senator Pudding Pop some love…

  49. MissGigi
    November 21, 2013 at 3:20 am

    OMG i just found your blog and i am dying!!! sooo hilarious! i just started watching Scandal last night in netflix and i so agree with all of your commentary 🙂 Will be following your blog now as I catch up on Scandal! youre so funny! 🙂