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Boom Goes the Dynamite (and My Blood Pressure): Scandal Episode 215 Recap

I know I’m 10 days late for this but I had to get my mind right before watching the newest episode of Scandal. Since I missed it when it first came on and folks told me the next new one isn’t coming on til March 21, I wanted to delay my thirst so it took me a week before watching. Last night, I saddown and pressed “play” on my DVR for an hour of Shonda playing my emotions like the world’s smallest violin.

David in the Dark – David Rosen is the last one in the school building and as he’s leaving, he drops the stack of papers he’s holding. The lights go out. He picks them up, then hears footsteps, so he panics and runs out the building. Oh lawd, who’s tryna murk Rosen?

Meeting or Date – Olivia meets up with Jake at a restaurant, apologizes for being late for their meeting and he tells her it’s a date. She tries to argue it but he ain’t hearing it. They leave and go sit in front of the Jefferson Memorial. Liv asks him “what is albatross?” and he agrees to spend only 30 seconds explaining it to her. In Shonda fast forward talk, that’s about 3 minutes in regular conversation.

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Jake says there’s a mole who leaked classified info and he is known as Albatross. Now, it’s a name folks blame info leaks on. Liv asks him about Wendy’s (the girl that was killed 2 eps ago) connection to it and he tells her 30 seconds is up. Soon after, Liv’s phone rings and she says “I’ll be right there. Ten minutes.” A fixer’s job is never done! Also, shoutout to those BAD ASS ash gray elbow leather gloves she had on. YESSSS!

Fitz Fail – Fitz is in his office ranting to Mellie about how the press is running tabs on how bad he’s failing on handling the hostage situation he botched. You failed because you didn’t listen to Cyrus so if the papers are putting you on blast, DEAL. Mellie is trying her best to be cheerleader, and she isn’t really that good at it. Then he gets a visitor who turns out to be Jake. They’re old Navy buddies. UH OH!

David Gets the Gladiators – David goes to the Gladiators, concerned that he’s being followed. Liv tells Huck to trail him to ensure his safety. Speaking of trail, Huck is apparently walking around smelling like Pepe Le Peu, leaving funk behind him. The others notice that he isn’t showering and has the office smelling like feet, corn chips and spoiled pickles.

Fitz Follow Scheme – Jake isn’t visiting the White House just to have Scotch with Fitz, but is there to report on his surveillance. The reason he’s been video spying on Liv is because President Ghost asked him to. He says “It’s my professional opinion that she seems harmless.” Ghostie replies with “You’re watching tapes and reviewing videos. You don’t know her. She’s not a good person.” NAWL, FITZ!!! What you NOT gon do is come for Liv like this! ALL THIS HATERATION IN HER DANCERIE! Besides, ain’t that the pot calling the kettle evil when he just murked Justice Verna 15 minutes ago? Keep it cute, Fitz!

The Caldwells in Need – The Caldwells are a legacy political family, known just as much for their drama as their politics.

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Peter Caldwell asks Olivia to help his little brother, Will, who’s running for the governor of North Carolina, but isn’t in a relationship. There are rumors that his brother is gay because he doesn’t date nor has he been linked to any women in ten years. Will (I see you, ex-hubby of Joan from Mad Men) insists he’s not gay, and Liv tells him that IF he is, she can still help him but a super single, non-widowed governor is something people cannot grasp. “Give me 10 years and I could make a gay president.” WERK, LIV POPE! He finally says he will allow them to find him a fake wife before his big gala so Harrison and Abby are charged with finding her.

Two jackrabbits – Abby sees David waiting for Huck in the Gladiator office and one sentence leads to her legs up on the wooden desk as David strokes it out. Later on, they also get it ON in parking garage. Those two… lollll.

Hostage Situation Horrid – President Ghost is going off on his defense team when Cyrus comes in and says they have a huge problem. The media has been given a tape by the terrorists holding American citizens hostage. Anchorman Parks & Recs says the video is highly disturbing before it plays. He wasn’t lying cuz what it showed was a hostage’s head being cut off. Everyone looks away as it’s happening but Fitz stares at it. “Turn it off. TURN IT OFF!” is all he can say. AWWW NAWWW!

Wet, Wavy and Vulnerable – Olivia is sitting in her room looking all sad and downtrodden like her puppy got stolen. Our girl is in her bathrobe, rocking her hair in its natural state, like real vulnerable Gs do! I was like “LEMME FIND OUT LIV GOT THAT 3B WET AND WAVY HAIR! YAAASSSSS!”

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Meanwhile, Officer Truman touches his TV screen like he wanted to help her detangle it or something. Then he calls, asking her for a 2nd date and she’s in no mood to talk and tells him she doesn’t date. Him: “What was his name? Want me to beat him up for you? Cuz clearly he was no good.” HIS NAME WAS FITZ!!! Go slap him! Oh, he ain’t ask me (-__-). Anyway, Liv goes to change and Jake turns off the TV before she gets nekkid. How gentlemanly.

Not Your League, Mellie – Mellie writes a press release as a way to address the hostage situation gone terrible and Cyrus tells her this is no time for nice notes. He says the real way to go about it is to make drone strikes to get the American confidence back, but since Ghost isn’t listening to him, he cannot advise him on how to deal. “You get revenge. Blood for blood… you hold them accountable and they will find the hostages for us.” First Lady Wackness tells him “I will pass it along and let him know it’s your idea.” Yeah aight. (-__-)

David’s Scared and Huck’s Affected – David is teaching his high school class but is distracted because he keeps looking outside. Homeboy is scared but Huck’s sitting in a car outside looking out for him. Well, Huck is sitting in the car looking more affected than usual. WHASSA MATTER, HUCK?

Boom Goes the Dynamite – Harrison, Abby and Quinn are watching Will and the lady they found for him in the conference room. Harrison asks Quinsey if she told Huck to take a shower yet and she says she thinks there’s something wrong with him. Harrison: “He’s Huck. There’s something VERY wrong with him. That doesn’t give him a pass on hygiene.” HA! But on a good note, the matchup is working and they see a spark between the lady and Will. So “boom goes the dynamite!”

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As the lady is leaving, having agreed to be his wife-for-hire and Abby goes after her to tell her to really think about it. Being a Caldwell wife will mean her life is basically not her own anymore. DANG IT, ABBY! Why you always interfering with stuff???

Mellie’s Master Manipulation – The press reports that the President’s choice to strike back for the death of the American hostage was a strong and needed move. Cyrus is pleased that his advise was taken, and goes to report to Ghostie that it came across well. Fitz says “I should listen to my wife more often. The strikes were Mellie’s idea.” Oh. OH. So that heffa took credit for Cyrus’ idea? SMDH. She be TRYING it.

Change of Heart – It’s the day before the Caldwell gala and there still isn’t a fake wife for him yet because the person they chose ran for the hills after that chat with Abby. Liv knows this is why and after chatting with Abby, she says “if one chat with you is all it took, she didn’t have the stomach for it anyway.” I guess.

David’s Followed, Huck’s Stuck – David is last in the school again and he feels uneasy as he’s walking out so he calls Huck. Our main goon is hearing the phone ringing but not moving. He calls him over and over again with no response. Huck is experiencing PTSD from the waterboarding he experienced when he was thought to have been Ghost’s attempted assassinator. Poor dude. David hears footsteps, hides by a stairwell and when the steps get close, he slams the person on a locker. It’s a woman and she says “please don’t kill me. I know who killed Wendy.” OOOOOOO!!!

Snitching to the Gladiators – David and the lady (Molly) end up at the Gladiator office and she apologizes for following him. Life ain’t Twitter, ma’am! You can’t just be following people you don’t know all willy nilly. But she had stuff to tell him and this is how she knew to get his attention. She was best friends with Wendy, and knew that she had some top flight classified intel that people wanted to kill her for. And she saw Wendy arguing with a guy who wanted the info. And the guy saw her so she’s worried he’s going to try to kill her too. Oh Molly…

Gala Plans – Liv tells the Caldwells that wife option 1 is out but she has a runner up. Peter’s wife Marian says she’s worried #2 won’t be good enough and he won’t like her but Peter says they need someone really charming. Because the keynoter of the gala is the POTUS. Liv’s face looks like “NO MA’AM.” Afterwards, Liv asks Cyrus if he can get someone else from the White House to keynote, instead of Ghost. Cy tells her that he didn’t even know he was gonna be there. Now that Mellie is his confidante, he’s extra shut out and doesn’t know how to fight her. Pope tells him to let her do her because “When it comes to Fitz, Mellie is her own worst enemy.” True.

Mellie’s Grand Idea – It’s the day of the gala and Mellie is helping President Ghost adjust his bow tie. She wants to come to the gala but he was not here for it. When Cyrus walks in and he leaves, Mellie says she wants to do something to help the situation so her idea is to have a private conference call with the families of the hostages. She figures she’d talk their talk and “set them at ease.” Cyrus, knowing damb well it’s a terrible idea, tells her to go for it.

White Dress and New Problem – Olivia is dressed and ready for the event when Harrison calls her and says someone snitched to the press that Caldwell’s date is a fake, and she tells him to do whatever he can to SHUT IT DOWN! Meanwhile, lemme take this time to pay ALLA #AMISH to Olivia Pope in that white dress with the black accents!!! YES MADAME! It was slinky, sleek and segzy and I LOVED IT!

Playing Dirty with Dirty – Cyrus slides into a chair next to one of the White House correspondents to tell her about Mellie’s planned call to the hostage families. Welp. One bad deed deserves another.

POPUS in the Same Room – At the Caldwell gala, they announce President Ghost to the stage to give a speech and he gets there and sees Liv standing to the side of the room. Their eyes meet and they both look like they want to turn into puddles right then.

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By the time he gets off the stage, Olivia is on the phone. Jake called her and is making her laugh. Ghost stares at her as she giggles and throws her hair back and he cannot look away. He coulda bored a hole through her as hard as he was staring, JEALOUS DINNAMUG!

Harrison Handles It – Harrison pays a visit to the DC Dish, the paper that is planning on saying Will Caldwell is gay and his new boo is hired. He got the editor to promise not to print the story by promising him exclusive pictures to the Caldwell wedding. And he found out that the story of the tale happened within the family itself.

In Law Scandal – Liv gets a hunch and walks out to the garden behind the gala venue and sees Will with Marian, his sister-in-law. She tells him to end it NOW and then proceeds to read him his LIFE, which is really her own life.

“You have nothing. You have a pile of secrets and calling it love. You’re letting your whole life pass you by, while they raise children, celebrate anniversaries and grow old together. You’re frozen in time. You’re holding your breath. You’re a statue… waiting for something that’s never going to happen…”

READ, LIV. Also, absorb it for yourself.

Huck’s Funk – Quinsey busts our “You smell” to Huck and tells him that he needs to shower since he probably smelled like a dead skunk. He says he will clean up once it stops raining outside because rainwater triggers his memories of being water-boarded. “Right now I smell. When the rain stops, I won’t smell. I’m fine.” Aawwwww Hucky! But we gon need you to at least take a hoe bath and use a washcloth to hit the important crevices in the meantime.

Mellie’s Self-Sabotage – Like Liv predicted, Mellie fails all by herself. Media reports on her “private” call and Fitz goes IN on her as Cyrus stands by watching. She looks at him and realizes that he’s probably to blame. OH WELL!!! Ghost tells Cy to arrange a press conference with National Security and other folks. And then he dismisses First Lady. WELP.

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Liv Says Yes – Olivia calls Jake, says “Yes. I will go out with you” and then hangs up. Because she’s about that life.

Peter Be Knowing – Big Bro Caldwell comes in bearings gifts for Liv for saving his lil bro’s campaign. Also turns out that Peter knows Will and Marian have been doing the southside slippery slide for years. When Olivia asks why he didn’t stop it, Pete says family comes first and he doesn’t want his bro to tank his political career over it. The Caldwells are twisted.

Data Decrypted, Scandal Renewed – Quinsey and Huck come in to give Liv the contents of the files that were decrypted from Wendy’s drive. It contains the names of the hostages. Albatross leaked the names of these people to the terrorists and killed Wendy. As this is happening, the head of the CIA is briefing President Ghost that the mole isn’t in his agency. Abby and Harrison are with Molly in the conference room, trying to get her to identify the guy on the video footage in front of Wendy’s house. Instead, she points to the TV and says “that’s him.” They look up and Harrison summons Olivia.

Albatross is… THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA!!! *faints*

It’s Personal – Jake enters the Oval Office as President Ghost pours himself a drink (because he’s now a lush). Ghost asks him “Who’s the guy? I think she’s seeing someone. Who is he?” Jake realizes this assignment IS personal, and says she isn’t seeing anyone.

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AW SHIT. It’s REALLY getting real! Fitz is gon SNAP when he finds out Officer Truman is tryna get his Poping on.

All of this. It’s deeper than the Pacific!!! I AM UNABLE! WHAAAA? Shonda! Really? This is what you gon do to me??? But honestly, Fitz is goofy as hell. He knows Olivia Pope is FAHN and most men would think so. What’d he think, that Jake wouldn’t try to smang? WOMPPP!

Yo. YOOOO! We gotta wait til March 21??? DAMBIT!!!

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Yea, I’m salty.

But OMMGGGG. The fact that The head of the CIA killed Wendy, though??? I mean… I haz questions. Like why ain’t he got goons to handle his dirty business? Chile…

Let’s discuss.

P.S. I’m speaking on a panel at SXSW called “#SCANDAL: How Television’s Hottest Show is Fueled by Social Media.” Kerry Washington’s social media manager, Allison Peters will be on the panel with me (along with Dr. Goddess, Chescaleigh and Darren Moten). Anything you want me to ask her for yall?

Oh and this happened:

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I LIVE. I LOVE. I LIVE AGAIN!!! I cannot help but be a Kerry Washington stan, LAWD!

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  1. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    March 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    So, does Jake really like Liv or is he just a really, really good spy for Fitz?

    Does anyone else remember Albatross from the first season?

    HOW did that girl know where to find David?

    Huck: take. a. bath. eww..

    Harrison: You FAHN. As usual.

    YAY!!! Daniel. . I mean Eric Maibus!! (from Ugly Betty)

    and Fitz is going to make a HUGE mistake playing Cy and Mellie off each other, however intentional it may be. And guess who will have to fix it?

    And can we PLEASE get some Scandal wardrobe knockoffs or something? Because those gloves?! YES. HUNTY!!

    And THREE WEEKS?? *wall slide*

    • March 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I actually think Jake is falling for Liv. Which is why him and Ghost had that uncomfortable stare down. Once he realized that it IS personal, he had to make the split decision whether to admit that he’s the guy she might be seeing or lying. And he chose to lie.

      Also, yesss Daniel from Ugly Betty! I used to love that show.

    • Rachael Taylor
      March 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

      I think Jake does like Liv. You can tell that from the fact that he turned off the camera when she undressed and that he didn’t make up anything to the president. I do remember Albatross from the first season, well the guy who shot himself randomly after mailing a package. Was that the guy? Remember Fitz killed the Judge with his bare hands, so the CIA guy could’ve been a moment of passion as well.

  2. Angie
    March 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    All of that up there is why I can’t wait for your Scandal reviews. Even though I watch it, your and Funky Dineva’s reviews complete the experience for me.

    • March 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Thank ya kindly!

      • Shazza
        March 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

        What Angie said, Luvvie! I’ve been watching my email like a hawk waiting for your recap! I’m going to need ABC to stop playing with my feelings by taking the show off for 3 weeks.
        And they better not change the night or time either! Oh who am I kidding, wherever they go I AM THERE!

  3. Erica
    March 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Luvie I been w8tin on you to watch it Chile!!!

    • March 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Wells, here I am!

  4. isonprize
    March 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    panel at SXSW? Ima need them to tell me something about Harrison. #FAHN

    And, in the name of all that is holy, sweet baby Jesus, PLEASE let Huck washthatazzz.

  5. Mrs. Roman
    March 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    MA’AM. I am over hollerin’ at this damn recap. I am laughing so hard my fiance looks like he wants to smother me with a pillow. “All this hateration in her dancerie” SLAYED me. I mean slayed like I was a giant and this little brat named Jake just cut through me like a warm knife through butter. I am losing my breath. Expect to pay life insurance to my family for I am deceased.

  6. March 3, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Firstly, welcome back, you were missed

    Secondly, This recap? I wnat Jake and Olivia to for reals get together… For reals…


  7. Fifs
    March 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I watch the show every week, but I crave your recaps just as much… So, thank you for having me scrape myself up off the floor twice.

  8. Jillian
    March 3, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you so MUCH for updating. I was just thirsty for this recap. Fitz is a moron, you don’t send a fox into the hen house. Jake is single, Liv is single and they are both good looking. Does he really think Liv would wait on his silly self? This was going to happen. Fitz needed to think things through.

    Abby makes everything about her and it irks me. Like, seriously Red sit it on down. Was glad Quinn told Huck he stank, I know I’d toss him a sock filled with soap and tell him wash his crack and break off running afterwards. That’s just me.

    Cyrus outsmarting Mellie gave me all kinds of life. She tried it and ended up getting got. Cy told her before don’t mess with grown folk.

  9. nichole
    March 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    First, welcome back!

    Songs for this epi? Footsteps in the Dark (Isley Brothers) and Saving All My Love for You (Whitney Houston) just because of Liv’s words “a few stolen moments.”

    Fitz is getting on my last nerve. I liked him in the beginning but this whiny, baby thing plus shutting out Liv and Cyrus is proving the point why they rigged the election. He’s actually becoming a little entitled which he didn’t like in his dad.

    The Gladiators had work to do with those Caldwells. I would welcome seeing that crazy, mixed up family again. It’s so many you know they have more issues to fix.

    I’m happy for Abby and David but Abby needs some therapy. Her ex did a number on her and it’s cutting into the Gladiators work.

    At one time I thought Mellie was a true force to be reckoned with. Cyrus basically pulled her under the same bus she threw him under as he was coming out unscathed on the other side. If Mellie and ’em knew that Cyrus has Charlie on retainer, they would consider backing off. Let’s not forget, Cyrus almost had James offed.

    BTW, Huck could not live in the Pacific Northwest. Just sayin’.

    Thursdays are just not the same without Scandal.

  10. March 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    When Olivia was reading her client there was a collective, “tell your truth and shame the devil “moment on twitter lol.
    Her dress was Escada!

  11. GfromtheD
    March 4, 2013 at 1:21 am

    “important crevices”? My Lord.

  12. YaskY
    March 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

    This RIGHT HERE!!! “Aawwwww Hucky! But we gon need you to at least take a hoe bath and use a washcloth to hit the important crevices in the meantime.” HOLLERING at the hoe bath


  13. Leslie
    March 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    you call it a hoe bath. The hubs calls it a bum shower.

    • MsZ
      March 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      So, I thought me and my friends were the only ones that called it a ‘hoe bath’, we used to say ‘hoe scrub’. LOL!! Sigh, we missed you Luvvie, welcome back!

  14. ChunkyDlyte
    March 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I SOOOO missed your recap and twitter comments, it totally makes the show. SO glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that my baby Huck could have taken a quick ho bath, lol! And PROPs for landing the SXSW panel gig, go forth with all our hopes and dreams pushing you ahead. You are going to represent and we know this! Can’t wait for next week’s episode and your recap!

    • March 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Congrats on the panel, Luvvie!!! I’ve been waiting for this recap for so long girl, and iLive because of it. Thanks girlfriend!

      I was like look at Fitz getting all green with envy over Liv having a happy moment he wasn’t the cause of, and he’s starting to “smell himself” a little too; talmbout “I’m the POTUS, it’s Mr. President” when Jake called him Fitz. But,I don’t really have anything witty to say today, you have said it all ma’am. Good day!

  15. Leah
    March 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Welcome back from your travels! And that tweet is awesome- i feel we can all bask in the glory as if she was tweeting all of us!!!

    I was so annoyed when they were watching the video of the hostages and some member of the staff was like “why are they holding up a newspaper?” (answer) “to confirm the date.” no person worth their salt in government/international affairs would have to ask that question. Fire that person!

    When cutie pie turned off the monitors before Olivia disrobed, my husband gravely declared “no man on earth, no matter how honorable, would have turned that tv off!”

  16. Truth
    March 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Ok here are my thoughts. First of all a GREAT episode yet
    again (but that’s always with this show).

    Hi Luvvie, So glad you’re back and couldn’t wait for your review!!!!

    1.Cyrus- I knew he would get his revenge on
    mellie. When will people learn that you don’t cross cyrus? I can also understand his hurt with the fitz not talking to him thing but I think he needs to return back to the cyrus we all know. He needs to give fitz a good swift kick in the ass and let his presence be known and stop being a flunky. Fitz knows he needs cyrus and I think cyrus reminded him of that when he set mellie up and got fitz to see the real her again! I guess he really took in the advice liv gave him about letting mellie be mellie because she would get on fitz bad side again.

    2.Mellie- Nothing new from her. I expected that she
    was using cyrus to get closer to fitz and was gonna pass his idea off as her own. A part of me can understand that she wants her husband back but she’s going about it all wrong. The man clearly doesn’t want you so it’s time to move on but some people just have to learn the hard way I suppose.

    3.OPA – I was very happy to see the team getting
    back to what they do best. The whole defiance story line was wearing me out so it was great that the show returned to what’s it’s known for which is solving problems and saving reputations. Also it was great to see them working on another political campaign. Abby clearly still loves david and he feels the same way. I wanna see more of Harrison but he was still his ever loyal self. Quinn is finally being a team player and I like seeing her work with huck. I felt bad for huck because he’s still suffering from the torture from the pentagon. It was so funny seeing everyone’s reaction to him smelling lol

    4.The governor story line was scandalous of

    5.Fitz- The man needs help. I heard others say he
    was the one that hired Jake to watch Olivia and that annoys me! You don’t want her but you don’t want anyone else to have her. Didn’t we do this behavior in middle school? He needs to grow up and talk to both cyrus and Olivia and get to the bottom of things. I liked how it was thrown up in his face when he believed mellie and gave her the credit for cyrus idea only to have it thrown back in his face when she spoke to the families after he told her not to.

    6.Olivia- I’m so happy and proud that she is
    getting back to who she is and what we love her for! I’m glad she’ s finally realizing that it’s time to move on from fitz. I was hoping that jake ballard wasn’t as creepy as we thought he was and I’m proud to know I was right. I do think that he is starting to fall in love with Olivia and that’s gonna create a problem between him and fitz. Is it wrong that I actually want her to be with Jake Ballard? I like his character and want Olivia to have something real and drama free for a while. I loved her monologue to the guy running for governor.

    I was just saying how people were getting to crazy with the whole Olitz thing and that shonda was gonna take her show back and change it up and tonight’s episode proved that. After all the show isn’t about them and I was getting tired of him disrespecting her and acting like a spoiled brat. Anyway those are my thoughts.

  17. T
    March 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    That love and hip hop Atlanta gif??! I can’t! lol!

  18. Crabpple Ct
    March 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Get ready Olitz fans; we all going to get very disappointed. Olitz are never going to be what we remember. They (writers) are trying to break it down to us easy. They are bottle feeding us their break so, we will keep watching and hoping that there will be a reunion but, it won’t. There are so many signs; like the interaction with his son, his kids coming on the show later in the season, showing the softer side of Mellie with Teddy. The spying on Olivia is a front to make us feel that he’s still interested. However, Fitz found Olivia her new man Jake. I’m never going to be an OJ fan but I’m not ever going to be a writer neither. The plan is to have him to continue to be nasty to her and by the time they reveal to Fitz; that Olivia is the woman he thought she was; she would’ve moved on.:( Shonda will hope that we’ve moved on as well.

    • ShoniLane
      March 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Eh. I’m an Olitz fan who really wants that relationship over. It was GREAT when it was good. It’s time to move on. Hopefully, they can.

  19. hlh
    March 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I really liked your review. And it pissed me off too when Fitz said that Liv was not a good person. I do think he said that to keep Jake from asking him any questions about why he was doing surveillance on her for such a long time and why they switched from photos to video. Jake is probably confused and wondering why he’s wasting his time doing that. He probably is also anxious to pursue something with her is what I think.

    But Fitz is acting like a damn fool and I got the feeling that he thought he was gonna get a piece of Liv when he finished his speech at the fund raiser because he was trying to make his way over to her but she was giving him the side eye that said “not this time” so I appreciated Jake’s phone call coming in because it c*ck-blocked him. So right now, he’s not only sulking about the rigged-election, now he’s sulking about Liv talking to another man on the phone…so what will it be next that he’s mad at her about? He is trying to have it all his way in every way except having to face everything like a damn grown man!

    I do find the Jake/Fitz story angle very interesting and can’t wait to see what unfolds. It’s apparent that they were close at one time but Liv is about to break that up. Sad thing is that she doesn’t know what’s going on and when she finds out, she’s going to be pissed at both of them.

    Anyway, good review!

  20. A.Marie
    March 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    What was wild about this episode was Liv breaking it down for Cyrus on how to trump Mellie in the eyes of Fitz. I’m going to need the mistress to NOT be offering insight into the cracks of the marriage. It’s like dang, Liv! When did you realize this and how often did you use it to your advantage? I’m always here for Liv but that just stung a little.

  21. March 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Congrats Luvvie on being apart of the Scandal panel!!! I’m glad you’re back and girl this recap was EVERYTHING!!! You had me rolling at Office Truman and “LEMME FIND OUT LIV GOT THAT 3B WET AND WAVY HAIR! YAAASSSSS!” <—I thought I was the only one thinking this about Olivia's hair.

  22. March 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

    First, congrats Luvvie! Maybe you can parlay this contact into becoming the official Scandal recap blog! WORK IT, LUVVIE…WORK IT!!!!!!

    Fitz was longing for Liv in that white dress. She was looking at him sadly, but all that changed when Jake called her and she started tee-heeing like a school girl! President Ghost is waaaayyyy to invested in what Liv is doing and with whom. Hell – he was even reminiscing when he informed Jake that Olivia had been on the swim team in high school.

    I’m gonna need Huck to at least start carrying those cedarwood balls in his pockets – like the ones used to deodorize cabinets and stuff. Made me so happy my television does not have the capability to emulate smells. But Quinn is turning out to have a lot of heart and perhaps as Huck’s right-hand girl, can do the hard tasks. BTW – we all know somebody who acts like they do not know they smell like bad onions and chit’lins – and it ain’t got nothing to do with the rain. x___O

    Abby and David crack me up with all the spontaneous humping. He always looks shocked that he is getting some – like Abby’s crotch just fell out of the sky and onto his lap. Oh – actually, it did…

    Mellie is just not as slick as Cyrus. As soon as he found out her game, he beat her at it. Imma need him to continue to do so – this is why Cyrus is the man, all the way!

    What is it with all the random gaps in Scandal episodes? Why can’t we have continuous weekly new Scandals like in a normal season? I am really butthurt over this…I feel like old dude whose girlfriend died before he gave her the ring in the pop tart…

    • Valerie
      March 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

      “I feel like old dude whose girlfriend died before he gave her the ring in the pop tart…” THIS!

  23. Football mom
    March 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm


    You were soooo missed. Welcome back.

    My thoughts:
    Cy is going to owe Liv big time once she tells him about CIA director. She will single handedly put him back in the big office chair. I can see him spinning around now!

    Mellie is going to make a ton of messes now that she is mad and emotional. Could her baby belong to the CIA director? Makes sense. After all, when Fitz told her his plans in the limo a few weeks ago, it was leaked. Unless there are hidden mikes in the limo, how else would CIA man know?

    Fitz is stone cold out of control. He needs to get his liver checked out with that liquid diet he’s on. UNSTABLE!

    Harrison…fine, handsome, gorgeous, wonderful, good looking, classy, snazzy, sexy… part of me wants to know why on earth he is blindly loyal to Liv. The other part does not want Shonda messing with my dream. She has a habit of making the good look bad and the bad look redeemable…except Mellie – I never liked her!

    Is Quinn going to sleep with Huck? That would be a lot creepy! Let her be his protoge…best friend…confidante.

    Liv…I still think she is OVA Fitz. He used her and humiliated her in the church and she has way too much self respect to put herself in that position again.

    How many more episodes?

  24. March 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I loved her wavy hair!!

    But, I thought this was the only predictable episode in all of Scandal history. I knew what was going to happen each turn/twist.

    Hopefully, the wait brings us more excitement in the next episodes.