Olivia, You in Danger, Girl! Scandal Episode 218 Recap
Yo. YOOOOOOOO! This episode of Scandal slayed me in a way that nothing of fiction has ever slayed me before. Not even when Mufasa died on Lion King was I this unable to deal. It rendered me so helpless that I couldn’t e’em write this recap last night.
No one show should have ALL this power! Shonda and her team jabbed us and then punched us in the gut and then ended it with an uppercut to the chin. ALL in the last 10 minutes. They threw in so much drama at the end of the show that my last 10 tweets were nothing but WHATTTTTTT?? And OHMYGOODNESS and I CANNNOOOOTTT! Anyway, let’s just get into it.
President’s Public Snitching – President Ghost holds a conference telling Americans that CIA Director Osborne was guilty of leaking intelligence information, but that has been dealt with and their intelligence is stronger than ever. Mmhmmm that’s what HE thinks.
All Clear – Huck takes Quinn on his monthly sweep of Olivia’s apartment for bugs and whatnots. He tells her he goes every 3rd Wednesday of the month. When they figure out the place is clean and leave, Jake comes out from hiding and replaces all the camera equipment. He’s clearly figured out the routine so he pulls out his spy tools until they finish. Huck gets to the Gladiator office and tells Liv “All clear.” NO ALL AIN’T CLEAR! ALL IS MURKY! And WHY in the heck does he have a ROUTINE to search Liv’s crib??? He should know that he shouldn’t go on the same day at the same time. He #minuswell be on Foursquare every 3rd Thursday with a checkin that says “Liv’s Apartment.” Come on, dude.
Be Nice – Cyrus has Mellie and President Ghost together in the Oval Office and he’s asking them if they can agree to play nice during an interview he’s set up with the press. Fitz is six weeks away from announcing his re-election bid and he wants America to see the First Couple being sweet. The shady fools in front of him finally agree. Fitz gets up saying “We’ll be fine. We’ve been putting up this circus act for 20 years.” OUCH!
Not Susan – Olivia and team tell David and Molly that they are free to leave the Gladiator office because they’re now safe since Albatross is dead. The next day, Susan Osborne comes in saying her husband did not kill himself and he was setup. The suicide note he wrote was forced, because he called her “Susan” and in their 30 years of marriage, he has never called her that. AW SNAP!
Patriot or Traitor? – Liv takes Susan Osborne’s suspicion that her husband was killed seriously and gets the Gladiators on the move to get more info on his death. But no one was giving up the 411. She brings in Osborne’s main security guard, who knew his steps more than anyone. While sitting there with Susan, she asks him if the Director leaked info and he wasn’t tryna talk either! Clearly, he’s a firm member of the “No Snitching” movement. Olivia appeals to his sense of family, telling him to just tell them whether Osborne was a Patriot or not, so his family and his kids can still be proud of the man he was. Security dude finally says “He was a patriot, ma’am. Through and through. But he had a gambling problem.” WEEEELLLPPPPPP!!! THERE YOU HAVE IT. They had the wrong man.
Bromance Re-activated – Fitz asks Cyrus whether him and James have fixed things between them and Cy tells him that he’s been kicked out the house. President Ghost, in a rare show of heart, tells him “Don’t give up on him if you love him. Just… don’t give up.”
AAWWW! THE BROMANCE LIVES!
You in Danger, David! – Once Abby finds out that Osborne wasn’t the mole, she rushes to David’s house to make sure he’s ok. And tells him he has to come back to the Gladiator office immediately to stay safe. Pack your stuff, David! PACK YOUR DEREON DUFFLE!
Optics are Everything – Liv is at home when she calls Cyrus to tell him that Osborne is NOT Albatross, and they had the wrong person. Like Shaggy, it wasn’t him! Cy is at his hotel sipping on that good minibar red and he is NOT open to the fact that the real Albatross is still loose. He tells Liv he cannot even entertain the thought because Prez Ghost already told the public that they got the mole. She says that’s just optics and he tells her “you as much as anyone knows that optics are everything.” He hangs up. And Officer Truman Show is at his house watching and listening to the entire convo. DAMBIT!
Take Care of It – Jake meets up with Senator Whitley’s Byron and says Olivia knows Osborne wasn’t the mole. Dude tells him “I trust you’ll take care of this.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??? That was when my blood pressha started going up!
David in the Mix – Olivia wants them to figure out more information on Albatross and find Molly, who might know the identity of who they need. David (who has become a permanent squatter on their couch) says he can use his airport connection in case she’s flying. Lemony Snicket is gon end up a gladiator. I CAN FEEL IT IN MY SHONDO, SHONDA! AND if you peep it, he had on a gingham shirt. I said, LOOK AT THIS.
Cooking for Punishment – Jake calls Liv and offers to come over to cook for her, so he can use the kitchen she never uses. When she asks him how she knows, he says it’s just a guess. SLIP OF THE TONGUE, OFFICER TRUMAN SHOW! And then she sits down to work with the TV on the President and First Lady’s interview. The two of them are talking about how they met, putting on a show for everyone to drink in. And bof’um were lying like rugs! Liv watches, looking all pained, because she’s clearly a glutton for punishment.
Storage Reconnaissance – Huckleberry Quinn goes to a storage facility, where they’ve figured out that Albatross rents a unit. When they get there, Huck says he’s going in and Quinn assumes she’s going too. He tells her to stay in the car and be on lookout. He finds the locker he’s looking for and opens it to see a lonely crate in it. He goes to open it when he gets clubbed from behind. NOOOOO HUCCCCKKKK!!!! Not my main man!
Night at Jake’s – Officer Truman Show is at home doing his watching of Liv’s place when his doorbell rings. He turns off the TV and opens the door to a surprise in the form of Olivia! She puts her bag down and while distracted, Jake goes in her purse and turns off her phone. Did he just go into a woman’s purse???
Where’s Huck At? – Quinn enters the storage place and asks the dude managing it (Zeke), if he’s seen Huck since he’s been gone for an hour. Dude is all nonplussed and shrugs. She doesn’t e’em know what floor in that huge place he’s in. She better use her Huck training to figure out some stuff.
Liv Lets Jake – Jake is being all cutesy with Liv, and even the toughest goon can only take them baby blues flirting with her for so long. She lets him kiss her all passionately and she stops fending him off. And when they started playing BOOM CHICKA WAH WAH music, I knew it was ON! But I’m not here for PAKE (Pope and Jake).
Gladiators Gladiating – All the Gladiators are on missions that night. Harrison an’ em’s search for Molly comes through because of Lemony’s connection at the airport, who holds her down at security. They have to get over there quick when Quinn calls them. She’s looking for Huck and Harrison tells her she is on her own! OOP.
Gooning Quinn – Quinn asks Zeke to see his security camera footage to find Huck and he tells her no. She shuts off his computer and tells him she got friends in high places who are one call away and he better show her. YESSS QUINN!! Thug out!
Lies and Love – Cyrus finally gets the chance to see the baby and he sits on the bed after putting her to sleep. James asks him to leave and he says “no” because he’s sick of hotels and he wants to be back home. Doing like Effie White, talmbout “I’m STAYING!” Welp. He says he can’t trust him anymore because he lied to him about Defiance, and tried to buy his loyalty with the baby. They have one of their painfully awesome discussions, and Beene basically tells him that he’s just mad because he’s a goon too and that’s why Cy loves him. For his thugliness. James is having a hard time reconciling the person he’s become with the person he wants to me.
Molly Slipping Away – Lemony and Harrison enter the room where Molly is being held at the airport and they ask her how much she was paid to give them the wrong info on Albatross. She says it wasn’t about the money, and more about what they’d do to her if she DIDN’T. Molly was in danger, girl (thanks to Shonda for naming this episode that. HA!)! She was leaving to protect herself.
Mellie’s Slave Connection – Mellie is on cloud 9 after the great interview her and President Ghost had, and she walks in as he’s sitting there looking perturbed. And you know he won’t let sweet feelings that she has lasts long. He pisses on her feelings for sport.
He starts talking about the real story of how they met, and how is dad Big Jerry was so insecure about their new money that he wanted to get her a blue-blood, old money chick. She was so old money that he was “sure there was some slave-trading in your background.” And just like that, they basically sold her to him like a slave. GAHTDAMB DAWG! UBER OUCH!
When Mellie sits next to him and says that all marriage is pretending, Fitz looks legit concerned and asks her if she turned her into what she is. “Did I do this to you?” When Mellie asks if he’s ok, he basically shuts off and says nevermind.
Sleeping with the Devil – Liv wakes up in Jake’s bed and she wants some water but he makes them go another round of southside slippery sliding. Olivia, you are SLEEPING WITH SATAN!!! NO!!! But was it good? I’m asking. For a friend.
Love with Lies – Lemony tells Abby that he knows she still cares for him. And he does care for her too but she still won’t own up to stealing the citron card from him. He can’t be with someone he cannot trust. Aawww, David.
Missing Piece Found – Quinn is on her 007 steeze, and she looks at the security footage and notices that at one point, Huck disappears from it. She retraces those footsteps and finds that the camera angle has been tampered with but at least she knows the floor he was on. Zeke gives her the master key to the storage units and she starts to open every unit. She gets to one that is mostly empty, but has a crate and she forces it open to find Huck inside, beatup, tied up and mouth duct-taped!
Truman Show Secret – While all this chaos is happening, Olivia’s under Officer Truman Show, getting her Love Pocket loved on. Finally, she wakes up, crawls out from under him and goes to the kitchen for some water. She walks over to the TV, picks up the remote and turns it on. AND SEES HER HOUSE!!! She drops her glass as Jake says “It’s not how it looks.” THE HELL IT AIN’T!
Liv runs away from him, screaming and he grabs her. She falls on the ground and says he was trying to protect her. She says “from who?” and he points her face towards the TV. She sees some dude in a ski mask and khakis in her house. And at that moment, with her face bleeding, she blacks out. And I ALMOST DID MYSELF! WHATTTTTTTT??!?!?!
These are His Confessions – It’s the middle of the night and President Ghost calls Cyrus and admits to killing Justice Verna. And he asks Cyrus “Would she forgive me if she knew?” She, I assume, is Liv.
Listen. WHAT IS LIFE?!?! I was shaken up and at that moment, *I* needed Justice Verna’s oxygen tank! And as they were chatting, someone comes in and tells Fitz “We have a situation.” UH OH.
Poor Huck and Molly – The Gladiators are watching Huck rock BAGGINFOAF in the corner. Lemony says being in that crate was probably worse than being waterboarded. Quinn looks especially worried about him. Poor dude CANNOT catch a break this season. Then they get a call telling them to report to the morgue. The evil goons got Molly, girl! Shit is real outchea.
The Baseball Cap – They look at footage of the storage place some more and notice that some dude in all black and a baseball cap entered 20 minutes before Huck got there and left like an hour after. He musta been the one that clubbed our man. Wells, soon after Molly’s death is found out, we see Charlie removing a baseball cap as he places a call to Cyrus to say something went wrong. WITH WHAT?!? SO HE ATTACKED HUCK! OHMYGAH!
Hospital Bed Hi. – Olivia wakes up to see Jake standing over her. He tells he she got a nasty concussion. And that if anyone asks, she was in her apartment when someone tried to rob her. She’s looking confuses as he says “Understand?” when two official men come in her room. President Ghost walks in behind them, shakes Jakes’ hands and thanks him for the call.
Fitz looks at his wounded love with pained eyes and says the “Hi.” that makes me melt EVERY TIME! That “Hi” that is reserved for hospital beds, like he said when he first saw Liv after he came out his coma.
And then he buries his head in her shoulders as she looks confused, dazed and scared. As Officer Truman Show looks on with new realization.
The episode ends. And we find out the next one isn’t until April 25. In 3 weeks.
AS MY HEART RIPS INTO A MILLION PIECES!!!! I am just… yall. I am. I CANNOT. JESUS BE A FENCE FOR MY FEELINGS BECAUSE I AM UNABLE. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF OR MY LIFE! Scandal DON KILL ME O!
I had to take to my bed for a while. And roll around on carpet. And then I did a uStream live chat to talk to people about it because I WAS UNABLE TO DEAL!!! My feelings got feelings and their feelings are in their feelings. The grip that this show has on me makes me realize I got real issues. Why am I so damb INVESTED?!?
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!
* Who is Senator Whitley’ Byron REALLY?
* Who is Jake REALLY working for? Well, more like HOW MANY people?
* Who was the guy in Liv’s apartment? Who sent him there? He had on different clothes as Charlie but…
* And Charlie. What does he know about Jake, since he’s been on that mission for Cy?
* What is President Ghost gon do when he finds out bout Jake and Liv?
* What happened between the time Liv passed out and when she ended up at the hospital? I hope Jake ain’t drug her!
And most importantly, HOW AM ‘POSED TO LIVE TIL APRIL 25?!?!