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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington: Scandal Episode 303 Recap

Scandal is stressful, bro. I mean it. This show be having me waiting to exhale for a whole hour. I’m worried for myself because I be so invested in every second. When the show was bout to start, the homie @YoungSinick said “Shh, my stories are about to come on” and he’s right. This is our generation’s All My Children and Days of Our Lives. Now I know how my Granny used to feel.

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Huck Scorned – ​Olivia is at home as Jake sleeps butt nekkid in her bed. She calls Huck, who doesn’t have much to say to her, because he’s mad and he’s stationed himself outside of Daddy Pope’s house. There’s nothing worse than a Huck scorned.

New Client, New Money – Liv gets to the Gladiator office and there’s a woman named Mary Nesbitt who wants help with a “private family matter” and runs off to a meeting after handing Harrison an envelope (with a check). Quinn asks about Huck and when Liv says he’s taking a personal day, Abby asks “we get personal days? What? Do we get vacation now to?” Not you, Fat Jesus.

America’s Petty Family – Mellie and Fitz are feeding America’s baby, Teddy, as Cyrus tries to prep them for the re-election by telling them they need to show they’re a loving unit. Those two are so over each other that they end their conversation with “SHUT. UP.” “No, you shut up!” And then they turned 5 years old.

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Checking Up on Check – Quinn was entering the retainer check that Ms. Nesbitt gave them and she finds out that her son was a man named Chris Lawrence. He was killed in an FBI raid from 15 months ago, and the woman hands them a check for $27,870. Baby Huck hacked into her bank account and realized it was the entire amount that was in there. Suspect!

SECURITY! – There’s a White House tour happening and as the group moves to a different room, a man at the back dips off and heads into the West Wing by himself. When security notices him, they start on a chase as the dude heads towards the Oval Office. Once he’s there, they tackle him and he says he needs to talk to the President about “Operation Remington.”

Meanwhile, Liv is at the Capitol looking for Mary because that’s where she said she was headed for a meeting. Offices are empty and she opens the door into a Congressman’s office and finds him, Mary and his aides. When Mary turns around, Olivia sees she’s strapped with explosives.

Because of these breaches, the White House and the Capitol are evacuated. Hal must have been on duty that day as main watchman. (-_-)

Scandal Mellie Fitz

Please get into Mellie luxurious coiffure!

Mary’s Mission – Mary is PISSED that no one has given her an explanation on why her son was killed and she asked Congressman Struthers to inquire. He says he did but his files are classified by the FBI, and they say he was a terrorist. The woman wants someone listen and Liv says that’s why she’s there. Her gut is telling her that her son was innocent. But I need homegirl to be careful and not twitch so she won’t press that red button of doom.

Back at the OPA office, the Gladiators are gathering info on Chris, like Shonda be gathering all of us together every week.

Free Pete – Cyrus gives orders for the man who tried to force his way into the Oval Office to be released. His name is Peter Foster and he clearly musta shook Cyrus to the core with his mention of Operation Remington.

Close Call – Huck is trailing Rowan/Eli Pope and plans on hemming him up when the Grand Goon’s phone rings and Huck walks past. WHEW! That was close. My nerves were getting all bad here. By the way, the call he got was from Cyrus who said “We have a Remington problem.” UH OH!

Negotiations and NAWLS – When the head negotiator for the FBI calls, Mary has Olivia handle it. She wants ONE thing and that’s to see her son’s files. Liv gets her to release the aides, so it’s just her and Congressman Struthers left. They want Mary to turn herself in before they declassify anything and she tells them NAWL! Apparently, it takes weeks to declassify the folder and I wondered why. It must be housed on a floppy disk that only uses Windows 95. O_O

Snipers, No Sniping – Harrison tells Liv that snipers are entering the building and are positioned outside. President Ghost gives them approval to shoot if they see Mary without her hand on the trigger and like a fool, she goes to the window to check out what’s happening. Olivia sees 4 red dots on her, pushes her out of the way and stands in her place. She knows they won’t shoot her but girl that was dumb. You’re brown. They’d shoot you and lie later. BB guns scare me and Liv is standing in a window as 4 sniper guns are on her like “DONT DO IT, BROS!”

Olivia Pope Sniper

But what was funniest to me is when Fitz saw Liv in the window and he ROLLED UP and told them they bet not shoot his boo.

Olivia the Terror – The FBI negotiation dude tells Olivia that she is now a terrorist because it seems she’s running the show. But had she not stepped in, they woulda been blown to bits. While in the War Room, President Ghost receives a call and when he says he doesn’t have time, his main man Tom repeats that he has a call and he understands he needs to take this one. He was expecting Liv to be on the other end but it was Jake, saying she wants to know the truth about Chris Lawrence. So Liv was like “lemme call my other boo to call my main boo.” Owwwww!

Visit from and to Rowan – Rowan visits a trailer to some dude he’s been paying monthly for some dirty deeds and he mentions that he doesn’t appreciate the little stunt he sent someone to the White House for. “The way I see it, I’m the only man who’s honorable in this deal.” This dude is involved with Operation Remington and feels some sort of hateration in Fitz’s dancerie. Rowans leaves him to stew and steps out of the trailer, where Huck has his gun pointed straight at Daddy Pope’s head. Grand Goon says he knows he’s been following him all day, cool as ice. *sings* “I ain’t got no worries.”

Baby Huck and Gladiators Activate – After trying to get in touch all day and failing, Quinn takes matters into her own hands and attempts to hack into the FBI’s database. Abby goes to see David and asks for help and although he tries to brush her off, you know Lemony Snicket always gotta end up in the tangled web OPA weaves. Harrison, who is on the scene is told by an FBI agent that Chris Lawrence’s file has been declassified and there’s proof that he WAS a terrorist. He calls Liv and tells her but then he sees that the lady really isn’t with the FBI. She’s a part of the State Department and she way lying like a rug.

Lemme take this time to say HEY BOO to Harrison in that peacoat with the popped collar, doe. I love he.

Pay Grade Pawn – David goes to Cyrus and says he needs to know what is in the classified file of Chris Lawrence. Beene tells him “This thing that’s happening on the Hill today is above your pay grade” and is ready to dismiss him when Rosen mentions something that chills Cy out a bit. David tells him that every person involved with Chris’ raid was given a promotion or a raise, except for Gordon Bates, the agent who was in charge of it. Something’s fishier than the Shedd Aquarium, and it’s because it seems the raises were to shut those involved up. OOP!

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The Truth, The Lie, The Blow Up – Olivia gets a call and it’s President Ghost. She’s on speaker and he’s surrounded by David Rosen, Cyrus Beene and the head of Counterintelligence. He wants to tell her the truth about Chris Lawrence’s case, but she cannot speak as he talks, for her own safety.

Fitz tells Olivia that Chris Lawrence was not a terrorist, but a member of the CIA. In fact, he was a martyr and a national hero. He was working undercover and had infiltrated AL-q34da, and had even helped 57 undercover agents do the same. “Chris Lawrence was killed by the FBI because they did not know his true loyalties. And THAT was a terrible mistake.” THIS. IS. DEEPER. THAN. RAP. And they CANNOT tell anyone about it because those other agents would be tortured til killed if they’re found out. Even Mary Nesbitt can NEVER know that her son was innocent, as she’s insisted. Mamas be knowing, man.

He asks Olivia “do you understand?” Liv says “No” and she hangs up. She turns to Mary, and tells her: “I’m so sorry, Mary. Your son was a terrorist” and Mary crumbles to the floor as she sobs and my heart breaks for her.

Congressman Struthers’ voice says they’re ok and they’re coming out peacefully as military waits for them on the other side of the door. As he walks out, they grab him away. Then Olivia walks out and the moment her foot steps outside the threshold, the door slams shit behind her and Mary locks herself inside.

And BOOM goes the dynamite! Mary Nesbitt blew herself up and I almost slide out my chair. I. WASN’T. READY. Liv and other agents are thrown, and our Lady of Pope laid on the ground, with her hair STILL looking together. I bet she uses Pump It Up Spritz. As Liv sits in the ambulance, Quinn shows up and tells her that she found out that Huck is obsessed with her dad. MMHMM. U.O.E.N.O.

Hooch and Hatred – Fitz is headed to his office (or bed) when he sees Mellie sitting in a room by herself, in the dark. He walks in and sees she’s DRONKER than a skunk.

Drunk Mellie 1 Drunk Mellie 2

Homegirl is sipping on hooch (aka moonshine) to drown her sorrows in the spirits. Fitz musta pitied her because he sat down but not enough to where he’d tuck in his disdain.

“You missed out on your happy ending today. Olivia Pope being blown to bits. That’s your dream, isn’t it?”

“Oh no. Thats my nightmare. If your whore had died today, brave and strong … honey, the nails, the wood, the cross you would build and hammer her on and the worship you would feel the rest of your days down on your knees praying to Saint Olivia Pope… I’d lose. As long as she’s alive, she’s your flaw. Your achilles heel. Which makes her my weapon.”

I am here for Drunk Mellie!

Rowan Makes You Lose Control – Olivia walks into the Gladiator office, looking just slightly disheveled to find Huck waiting in there. He says he’s not there to kill her because he’s already had his fix for the day and Liv says “Please tell me you didn’t kill my father.” He didn’t. He planned on it but her father ended up getting him to kill someone for him. The guy in the trailer.

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Flashback to earlier in the day, as Rowan stares down the end of a gun silencer. And with all the cool of a ceiling fan, he tells Huck he has unfinished business for him in the trailer and walks past him and into his car. WOWWWWW!

Huck goes in, slices dude’s wrist, leaves a fake suicide note and bounces. ALL on the orders of the Grand Goon he was on a mission to kill. WELL DAMB. Just when you think Daddy Pope couldn’t get any scarier. He does.

In the Gladiator office, Huck says “I thought I was free but I’m not. He controls me. He still controls me. He owns me, Liv. HE OWNS ME!” He collapses into shambles and Liv’s arms as thug tears pour out and I just wanted to rock him BAGGINFOAF to make him better.

Livia’s Got a Man At Home – Olivia gets home after having THE WORST DAY EVER and Jake is waiting for her to ask if she wants a burger for dinner. It’s like they go together for real. Anywho, she asks him “How are you here?” because B613 doesn’t give freedom papers all willy nilly like this. As they’re talking, both her phones are ringing, and it’s Daddy Rowan Eli calling but she ignores them. She demands to know why Command let him out the hole and dropped him off at her doorstep but he’s clueless dinnamug. But he tells her that he survived that hole because “Your face saved me.” Look. Olivia Pope must be made from the essence of phoenix feathers and eye of newt. She be having men so unable to DEAL.

The show ends as the two of them sit in silence, looking like lost children as Rowan huffs and puffs in his car because she isn’t accepting his calls. UH OH. Don’t make him show up at your doorstep, Liv!

Scandal typically does a lot but this episode was A LOT LOT. It was like two-in-one, even for them. Between the Operation Remington stuff, the hostage situation and Huck following Rowan like his shadow, I spent too much of the episode being like “Wait… what?” I don’t always watch every Scandal ep twice, but I had to with this one. I don’t e’em LIKE red wine and I wanted do to like Liv does.

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Even on first watch, I realized that as evil as Rowan Pope is, HIS achilles heel is Olivia. That’s what folks need to remember. That’s his babygirl. This might SEEM simple but I do think Liv’s promise of Sunday dinner is why Rowan even considered releasing Jake. Of course Rowan is more than likely still planning something diabolical for Jake’s fate but methinks her control on him is stronger than even she realizes.

And Operation Remington might make Defiance look like sandbox play. I’m a-scared, because whatever was in the file that Cyrus saw spooked him but folks DYING now, which means they got something huge to protect.

So much drama! What did y’all think? GLADIATORS ROAR in the comments!

This episode’s best quote (and pinnable graphic) is from Mellie Grant!

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  1. QuitaP
    October 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I loved how all of Liv’s men were checking on her at the end of the episode and she just couldn’t deal. Daddy Goon is calling. Fitz is calling. Jake is in her face. Way too much for poor Liv.

    Quick question though, where did Jake get money to pay for dinner? When he was released from the hole, did they give him all his possessions like they do when you’re released from prison?

    Hopefully, Liv and Huck get back together now. I couldn’t handle them being at odds with each other.

    Another week where SSA Tom was ride-or-die for Olitz! He’s the best friend them two ever had. We all need a SSA Tom in our lives.

    • Crymsyn
      October 18, 2013 at 8:41 am

      I like Tom too. He minds his mutha fussn job! And does his mutha fussn biz! THE END.

    October 18, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I know this is childish!! BUT FIRST!!! I live 4 these recaps!!!

  3. shadyboots
    October 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I would like to officially request that Rowan be known as the Grand Goblin. Because Huck is a goon but laaaaaaaaaawd what’s a goon to a god damned goblin.

    • Nitha
      October 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

      De-lurking to say: ^ THIS. Only a goblin would be like “nice try almost shooting me, kill him instead” and they ACTUALLY. DO. IT.

      • RavenJ
        October 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm


    • Tip
      October 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

      I second this request!

    • Thato
      October 18, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Yes! I support this motion!

    • Msladee
      October 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

      I support this message. Poppa Pope is a goblin to his heart.

    • LadyLarke
      October 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

      I too support this message. Rowan is truly the grandest of all goblins. He is so thuggish Shug Knight’s thug would bow down in a heartbeat then jump out the way.

      • Londa
        October 18, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Shug Knight is a freakin’ Teletubby in comparison to Grand Goblin.

        • October 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          DEADDD!!! Not a teletubby!

    • M
      October 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

      “Because Huck is a goon but laaaaaaaaaawd what’s a goon to a god damned goblin.” I just spit out my delicious Trader Joe’s Pumpkin soup….mkay?

    • October 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      REQUEST GRANTED!!! “Grand Goblin” will officially be added to the many names of Rowan/Eli Pope! *bangs gavel*

      • shadyboots
        October 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

        Yaaaaaaaas. I feel like I’m part of something historic lol.

    • CheckingOutNewBoxes
      October 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Its the Grand Goons birthday as well. Joe Morton, October 18th.

      • Londa
        October 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm

        Happy Birthday GG!!!!

        • October 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

          That is funny! I was skimming Netflix yesterday and watched A Brother From Another Planet. I think that was his first movie role! LOL! Happy belated bornday, Joe!

        • Cezannesdaughter
          October 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

          No matter what he accomplishes in life…he we always be Brother from another planet to me. I can’t see him as anything else…

  4. Nix-nix
    October 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

    *Proud lurker de-lurking to be first! YAY!!* Gyurl, I wall-slided till there was only bare concrete left. Shonda’s show be paint remover for real.

    Show’s finer moments:

    1.Mellie’s drunk-as-a-skunk reading of President Ghost (youse a bad beyotch, if you can read someone like a book and then stagger off into the sunset)

    2. Lemony Snicket’s reading of the Murker of Murkers Cyrus Beene. I did not think Lemony had it in him – he was even beginning to look a little sexy 0_0.

    3. Any scene Joe Morton acted or had an influence on. His acting is so damb good that even when he wasn’t in the scene and affacting other characters I felt a chill. The devil incarnate!

    • Nix-nix
      October 18, 2013 at 7:33 am

      Oh and Trini Gladiators MASSIVE!!!!!!

    • ORH
      October 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

      This gave me life. LOL. Her show be paint remover for real..Hilarious.

    • mizzpicklezz
      October 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Joe Morton is the truth! When I saw him I was like YAY HENRY (from Eureka) IS BACK!!!…then I was like..hell nawl he ain’t!! Joe Morton is a BEASTTT!!! I mean like the 666 beast evil anti-Christ. I absolutely love Eli Pope- He is my favorite.

  5. KemaB
    October 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Mellie’s monologue won the night!!!!! This episode was just too much. Liv has a savior complex which is her fatal flaw. She wants to save everybody and believe in everyone of her clients cause she can’t do it for herself and because of that she causes herself more pain when she fails.

    If she had let them take Mary out she would’ve been upset then shes get over it but the fact that she had to lie to the woman which led her to blow herself up makes her feel personally responsible and pretty soon Liv gonna be rocking back and forth in the 752 corner.

    Daddy Goon lawd!!!!!! He stared down the barrel of Huck’s gun pulled Huck’s trigger and walked off like a real G and I am all the way hear for him except when I’m not lol. I agree about Liv being his flaw but I also agree with Liv that his hold on you is strong and just doesn’t set you free hence why I believe Mama Pope is alive and well.

    I don’t trust Jake one Iota I will not be fooled by his good looks. Never forget he was the killer in Scream 3 he knows how to play the sweet handsome faced innocent.

    So we know what Liv and Fitz and Daddy Goons fatal flaws. How it plays out in later episodes should be interesting. Great recap Luvvie

    • JFD1
      October 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      See I don’t think Liv really is his fatal flaw…I’m not saying she isn’t a flaw but not major flaw.Please remember that the original purpose of side dude was to kill Liv, then when Jake failed to do so daddy dearest sent another person to do the job.
      Grand Goblin (see i’m using it already! lol) is just feeling for those Sunday dinners.

      Also I am currently loooving Fitz right now… OK the way he is carrying out trying to get together with Liv isn’t right (see leaking her name to press to give their relationship a boost into the right way)but I like that he is taking active steps instead of pulling her into cupboards for a bit of steamy one on one.

      I also think that Harrison is Grand Goblin’s secret lovechild and Olivia knows about him and thinks that he doesn’t know, whilst Harrison is aware but doesn’t think Olivia is. I think Liv was told by Grand Goblin that Harrison was in jail, and Harrison was sent to spy on Liv on behalf of Grand Goblin, which I think explains the phone call Harrison made to someone and daddy is on the scene with the limo and looking shady went daddy visits OPA.

      • KemaB
        October 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

        I like your theory in Harrison but I’m thinking maybe he is Mama Popes luv child and keeping an eye on Liv for her

        • JFD1
          October 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

          I also like your theory 🙂

      • Lovedbyverdie
        October 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

        I was under the impression Jakes purpose was to sleep with Olivia to be recorded and give the evidence to Grand goblin to break up her and Fittz. Remember when Jake told her he wasn’t a good guy, and his mission was to sleep with her. That assassin in her apartment was for Jake not her.

        • Arbi
          October 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

          That was my impression too. The Grand Goblin never wanted Olivia to be harmed. The goal was to break up the relationship with Fitz.

  6. Dia
    October 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Olivia seems to be the achilles heel of almost every straight man around. Fitz, Jake, Huck & Daddy Dark One. Apparently Mellie was wrong about the secrets to the universe tucked between Liv’s thighs. She must have ground unicorn horn supplements for breakfast every day.

    • October 18, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Don’t forget Harrison, too. She’s his weakness too. He is committed to her more than a marriage. (Although, considering she was in a room with a bomb and snipers pointing at her head, he did seem pretty nonchalant watching it all unfold. I guess he was more focused on being useful, but still.)

      • E Drizzy
        October 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

        Maaaaaaaannnn….notice how Harrison is the only gladiator we don’t know much about. He is ride or die when it comes to Liv, he always on the scene (at the hospital that time)I think that might be her brother and he has been clinging on to Liv from the jump so he can hit them with the taaaddaaa i’m your brother and you aint even knoooooooow it. And he is probably worse that Papa Pope on the inside..A child scorn!!!

        • Londa
          October 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

          OH NO!!! Don’t say that. PUH-LEEEZE Don’t put into the universe that my fantasy homie/lover/friend/hubby Harrison is a Decepticon Goon-in-Disguise). Oh Lord…I think I done caught the vapors. Somebody get me a fan. STAT!!!

          Harrison is required (in my life) to be an Autobot – there is defnitely more to him than meet the eyes. And, when the time comes, he will lay somebody down hard, as if he were Optimus Prime himeself,if someone so much as cause a single strand of hair to be out of place on our girl Liv.

          I need a drink! Girl, if my Harrison turns out to be an undercover Goon, I will die a thousand and one deaths (while loving his bad-guy behind from the afterlife.)

        • October 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

          Lol. Love the Transformers references. I agree Harrison can’t be a Decepticon Goon. He’s ride or die for Liv.

  7. Adonis
    October 18, 2013 at 7:47 am

    1. Can someone please tell me how in 2013, someone can get a BOMB anywhere NEAR Capitol Hill? These undercover federal agent are too THOROUGH & PARANOID for something like this to happen

    2. And I love & hate how throw darkskin black men all the way under the bus with Daddy Goon Pope. Reminds me of Diary of A Mad Black Woman With Kimberly Elise’s husband.

    I agree, this episode, packed so much in one hour.

    Mellie’s reading of Fitz was tight.

    Now, to read the article & comments

    • Melody
      October 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

      You’ve made a good point about darkskin Black men, because I’ve wondered this myself. Even in Madea’s Family Reuion… of course that’s another topic lol

    • Kwan
      October 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      But He isn’t dark -skinned he’s brown well at least not in my book. He’s not that much darker than Harrison.

    • Milaxx
      October 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      These folks got skills. Even watching the news we see folks jumping fences and what not.

      I ain’t mad at Daddy Pope being head goon. He got ALL the power, making even Cy shake in his shoes. Besides we got Edison to show us a good dark skin black man.

      • Adonis
        October 19, 2013 at 1:17 am


        With all due respect. Fxxk Edison. Good Black Men get the shaft.

        At least we know Harrison & King Pope get the box

    • colah
      October 20, 2013 at 12:20 am

      1a) Can we also elaborate on how amusing it was that Mary was proud of how she hand stitched her bomb vest and found a homemade explosive recipe (probly on pinterest lol)? Suburban white women and their thorough craftiness chile… I wonder if she went to Michael’s or Joann’s. Teehee!

  8. rikyrah
    October 18, 2013 at 7:56 am

    In the Gladiator office, Huck says “I thought I was free but I’m not. He controls me. He still controls me. He owns me, Liv. HE OWNS ME!” He collapses into shambles and Liv’s arms as thug tears pour out and I just wanted to rock him BAGGINFOAF to make him better.

    My heart broke for my Huck. I still love my Huck. I was watching a review on youtube and the person brought up a good thought as to why Huck reacted so violently last week: there was a part of Huck’s mind that thought that Liv was part of a B613 plot.

    Huck is so broken..Liv was his anchor…and he’s spinning.

    Daddy Goon is one cold mutha.

    But drunk Mellie was life….LOVED HER.


    Even when I can’t stand Mellie…I still love her.

    Mama blowing herself was one of those jaw dropping moments that make you blink and go

    WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?

    There was so much action going on…no time to breathe..

    Thank you Luvvie.

  9. Gayle
    October 18, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Never mind the fact that I get up at 5:55 am on Friday mornings (my off day) so that I can watch scandal ovah heah (UAE). Toooo much went on in this episode. I’m glad Liv and Huck are on the road to amends but scared out of my mind of Daddy Dearest. He ain’t even flinch. I don’t trust Jake and I dislike baby Huck a whole lot. Shonda just keeps taking us there. Great job, as usual, with the recap Luvvie!

  10. October 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Anybody else notice at the end how Jake revealed that he knew that Command, the person who put him in the dark hole, was Olivia’s father? I’m sorry, but when did he get that information? Huck didn’t know. And why is Huck a puddle over Command, but Jake is lucid, still remembering is past and able to function? If Command enters and tells Jake he left a tasty morsel for him to enjoy killing, will Jake do it too?? I don’t think I trust Jake either. Now that I think of it, how do we know he spent more than a day in the hole? He could be making up the whole experience in yet another strategic chess manipulation…

    Just my two cents. Definitely a whole lot packed in this show. This recap is great, as always.

    • reallynow
      October 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

      ^^^This! Jake is walking around like he was mugged in a DC alley but he got the best of the two fools who tried to rob him. Meanwhile Huck was broken by being in that hole and STILL IS! Something aint right I say it just aint right!!!

      • Kwan
        October 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        Well for one Jake knows her father is command and he wasn’t in the hole as long as Huck, plus Huck was under the impression they killed his family while Jake clearly knows Daddy Darkside ain’t finna kill Liv.

        I can see why he’s not as broken as Huck, he’s military trained and because he knew command his position was def. higher up than Huck’s so he’s that much harder to break.

      • Milaxx
        October 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

        It appears that Huck was in the hole for months, but Jake was down there maybe a few weeks at most. I also think Jake had more of an idea as to the folks he was dealing with than Huck. I don’t think Jake’s an innocent, but I think he’s just as much of a pawn as Huck.

    • Lenore
      October 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Jake did see Command in person. Huck never did. Maybe KJake was informed when he was given the mission to watch OP. *shrugs*

  11. shellie c.
    October 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I got one question. How did Jake know that Daddy Goon was Olivia’s father? Did anyone catch that? That make me a little suspicious of Jake now.

  12. Brandihorse83
    October 18, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Mellie takes line of the night she read Fitz for filth and drunk swaggered off into glory….. I love that these two truly hate each other and are now in open war. Each have 1 point who is going to get the next one?

    Liv needs to get it together and stop running around playing save a hoe and focus on her self and what she’s got going on which is too damn much!! Imma need for her to sort out whatever issues she has and just take some time out…. She needs to come to jesus with her daddy or put a bullet in his ass and DECIDE if she really wants to be with Fitz and just be with him… I am so sick of this back and forth shit and using eachother to get political favors done its driving me crazy!!

    Fitz needs to really just take control and lay everybody out Cyrus, Mellie, Jake and even Olivia… Just let those presidenial balls fly free and tell everyone to lick them!! I am tired of all the whiney BS its time to start kicking ass he is the president so be the fucking president and damn everyone else

    Huck needs a hug and some serious de-programming……

    David Rosen is tha man!! He may look like boo- boo but he got Cyrus’s ass in order real quick……..

    Daddy Supreme King ultimate goon of goons is a bad dude and he scares the dookie outta me… I mean the man didnt even blink at Huck’s gun.. and he gave him an order to kill ole dude in the trailer without even really speaking!!! All I have to say is when someone is that evil there is no other option but to have to kill them thas all I am saying

    Where is my backstory on cute as a button Harrison?? I need to know all about my lil GQ warrior!! And please dont let him be related to Olivia or Rowan/Eli I dont wanna see the three black people on the show as family I live in DC we aint all blood…

    Operation Remington is serious and I need to know what is in that folder is Fitz the Manchurian Canidate?? I need answers and I need them now!!

    I dont truss Jake at all I am not here for him or that sick puppy look he keeps giving Olivia… Nope Nada NAWL!!!

    • KeeKee
      October 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      OMG… we must think just alike!! I am so over the back and forth between Liv and Fitz with the favors, clients, and secrets.

      Yes, David Rosen is a “G”… remember real “G’s” move in silence like lasagna and I AM NOT MAD AT HIM! His read left Cyrus with a 3-second gas face.

      When Jake mentioned Eli/Command being Liv’s dad, I thought, “…and who the hell told you that?” Yeah, he is sneaky and his mission is not finished. We don’t truly know if he is working for Fitz, Daddy Goon, or some other master of puppetry.

      No, I hope all the black people are not related, but my mind is spinning try to guess at Harrison’s back story… get on with it Shonda!

    • Milaxx
      October 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      The more I watch, the more I worry that Harrison is B613 but higher up like Jake, maybe even higher than Jake. Liv didn’t create OPA until after she left the whitehouse. She gathered her gladiators then, so it’s possible that since Liv refused to continue Sunday dinners he set someone up who could keep an eye on Liv for him. B613 loyalty would also explain Harrison’s ride or die mentality.

    • OPAFAN
      October 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      “Is Fitz the Manchurian Candidate?”,,,Love it!

  13. Nanda
    October 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

    When we gone find out that baby ain’t Fitz baby? I think if Olivia woulda told Mary her son was CIA, she wouldn’t have repeated it.

    • Lenore
      October 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

      We know that Baby Teddy is Fitz’s from Mellie’s line in the gif above. I loved that dig!

    • October 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Nah! Shonda has said the baby is Fitz’s. That’s not up for debate or a storyline they’re gonna pursue.

  14. NeNe
    October 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I wasn’t sure how the Daddy Pope story line was going to play out when the season ended, but CHILE! I am HERE for Eli Pope. He has no cares to donate for any cause except Olivia.

    And Mellie, drunk, sober, happy or evil she owns everything she does and I love that about her. Also how was she drunker than a wino but her outfit and hair were laid!?! Love her.

    This epoisode though was nothing but a set-up to the set-up for the ulitimate of set-ups! I feel like we haven’t even touched the drama that escaped from Shonda and her goon writer’s pens!

  15. Pashmina
    October 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Delurking..yeah!! is wrong for “Sniping, No Sniping”..I spit up my coffee LOL

    This episode had me reaching for blood pressure pills I don’t even take..Sheesh

    I LOVE MELLIE–her drunk read of undercover goon Fitz was heaven sent..and Yesss to that hair swing

    I trust Jake about as much as I trust the Republicans won’t hold up govt again come February

    I dubbed Daddy Rowan HGIC (Head Goon in Charge)..who the f*ck doesn’t flinch with a silencer at your head..he didn’t even move his head to the side, just kept talking and bounced like it was invisible..His costume would sell like hotcakes this halloween

    Liv has the biggest balls yet…she still stay playing her boos against each other..can’t call Fitz, call shady jake to call Fitz…put yourself in the window cause you know Presidentlover won’t let nobody kill you and then go home to one night stand shady Jake to grill him about how he got out…Girl needs Iyanna so bad

    note: why the hell is still at her home..did he take a bath??? did he know Rowan/Eli was Liv’s pops?

    This Remington ish is going to have all of us on somebody’s couch soon..Wine and popcorn makers are making a mint

    • Purple Dove
      October 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Cosign, Pashmina! HGIC! LOL!

    • AJ
      October 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Also delurking for the 1st time to co-sign on the “snipers, no sniping” comment. I almost choked on my sandwich.

  16. Almostfamous
    October 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

    What if Olivia’s mama is really Mama Goon and she’s B-613 as well? That’s why she had to leave or “die”.


    • October 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

      oh God! Take me now Jesus! *faints*

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Olivia’s momma will be a HUGE force to be reckoned with. I believe they gave us a clue to that with that line last night about nobody every really being free from Big Daddy Goon. “IF” Mama Goon is free it is because: a)she is the B-A-D-D-E-S-T Goon of them all, b)Daddy Goon got her on a leash he can easily pull (she’s exiled to some remote location or seemingly “free” like Livvy), c)she’s dead.

      I want her to either be the baddest chick ever to be a Goon or just “free”. Either way, she will be his “flaw” like Mellie says that Live is Fitz’s flaw.

    • October 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      I would not be shocked if Mama Pope was B613.

    • shadgg02
      October 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      what if Momma Pope is one of those CIA ppl that can’t be revealed AND she is secretly B613?

    • HLBB
      October 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I believe she is alive and is CIA.

  17. Dinasty
    October 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Sis, I was done with the episode from the very beginning. Olivia, when you walk into the White House, and see people running away…this ain’t no drill, sweetie. RUN! When you see empty offices, we’re not all out to lunch at 9:00 in the morning. RUN! When you hear strange voices behind a closed a door, that ain’t your business. RUN! She had ample chances to get the hell out of there, but she was on her white woman that day: Let’s run TO the danger.

    The ending was perfect, Olivia and Jake just sitting there, energy spent. Hell, we all were spent after that hour of television.

    I am a proud member of TeamMellie and my girl never ceases to amaze me. She was lit off that good moonshine, and a drunk tongue speaks a sober mind. Not that she needs liquor to say just how the fuck she feels. When she gave that phenomenal ass read on Saint Olivia Pope, complete with nails and wood, I lost it. I did a praise dance right in this room because I felt Mellie preaching to my spirit. Mellie said “Oh no, Olivia Pope does not get to die a martyr.” When her name has been drug through the mud and people see her for “who she really is”, only then will Mellie be satisfied to let Olivia fade into existence. Mellie will rise to the occasion.

    BTW, I do like Liv. I’m just not an Olitz fan. I’d like to see Liv with someone else, don’t know who yet.

    • Melody
      October 18, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I agree! The whole Fitz and Olivia thing is really sickening. It was interesting at first, but now it’s getting boring. I’m going to need for Shonda to write in another love interest for her.

    • Eve Tey
      October 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

      “She had ample chances to get the hell out of there, but she was on her white woman that day: Let’s run TO the danger.”

      THIS right here! I thought I was watching a horror flick where they have to go and investigate. Girl, you better channel your hood instincts and get the f__k up outta Dodge!

      • October 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        “Channel your hood instincts” DEAD! On a level though David Rosen called it. Olivia is an adrenalin junkie. As a crisis manager/fixer she lives for those moments. It’s when everything is calm and there’s nothing to fix that some crisis mangers start to lose their ish from boredom. Liv’s like that.

    • JFD1
      October 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      “On her white woman!” Dead!

    • funkmysoul
      October 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I’m saying! Olivia has been hanging around white people for toooo long. Liv forgot we do not, under no circumstances run towards danger. What’s wrong withchu girl?! I agree on Olitz. I do think KW & TG have great chemistry, but I’m really indifferent towards them as a couple. I’m just praying to Sweet Baby Jesus that Shonda can some how get Idris Elba on the show. Now THAT is a viable rival as Liv’s love interest.

      • October 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        Mmmm ‘Dris. If only…

      • Londa
        October 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

        If Idris is on this show, I would seriously consider letting all of y’all have Harrison to yourselves. 🙂 Idris’ accent would have me at hello. Unless he was a bad guy…then, I’d just have a hot crush on him from a distance (umm…kinda like I do in real life).

        You are so right that he would give all of the other men a run for their money because Olivia loves a strong, powerful, intelligent man. And, that would HAVE to be the type of character Idris would play.

  18. Syrich
    October 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Last night had me loving Mellie. She gave the best performance. Although I am 100% Team OliFitz, I really liked drunk Mellie, she was so cool and calm. Nobody can blame Mellie for being Mellie, because what would you do if your husband was the fine Pres Fitz and he got that fever for Olivia Pope. Mellie is my monster, my girl. She said something about not wanting his whore to get blown up and I stood up and gave myself a high five. Mellie rocks. Never count out a southern girl.

    P.s. Love your recaps and the comments.

    • Jameka S. Whitten (@JamekaShamae)
      October 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

      “Never count out a southern girl.” This right here, agree 100%. And as much as I LOVE Liv, Mellie owned last night:-)

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

      I LOVED Mellie. Especially, the way she dragged out the word, “honey”. Child! That speech of her’s was the truth. I love me some Bellamy Young. That girl gives Mellie everything she has and makes us love and hate her all at the same time.

  19. J
    October 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Did anybody hear Abby call Quinn Baby Huck?

    Rowan must have his goons under mind control…he musta said some kinda code word or gesture that changed Huck’s mind about who to kill and kept Papa Pope so cool in the face if a silencer. A guy in his business needs a failsafe in place.

    • MsZ
      October 18, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Yes, I heard it, and I posted the same question before I read all the comments 🙂 I was like “Look at Luvvie’s influence!!” LOL!

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Where is the “like” button for this statement!?!

    • Kwan
      October 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Yep I tweeted it. Luvvie don’t you deserve some coins for that lol.

  20. MsZ
    October 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Did anyone else notice that Abby called Quinn “Baby Huck” in the first part of the episode?

    • Melody
      October 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Abby has called her Baby Huck in one of the episodes of Season 2 … it was the last one I believe.

  21. Flyy
    October 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    #TeamMellie all day. Mellie has been reading for FILTH, for FILTH I SAY since day 1! Even before Cy the Gooniest of Mens… Mellie was reading folk and taking names.


    “If your whore had died today, brave and strong … hoooooneeyyy, the nails, the wood, the cross you would build and hammer her on and the worship you would feel the rest of your days down on your knees praying to Saint Olivia Pope…”

    I had to get up and wag my finger at the tv like “YAASSSS B.I.T.C.H.”


    • October 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Mellie be READING folks like she lives in a library. I’m loving her more and more.

    • Dinasty
      October 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      YASSSS! Card-carrying member of #TeamMellie. You better stan down.

    • ASNCY621
      October 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

      My favorite part: “I’m spectacular[…].”

      Who knew the Library of Congress was actually located in the White House?

  22. Football mom
    October 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    OK…this episode was so different from the previous 2. I was not prepared for it. Here are my observations.

    1. Did you notice how Liv was on the floor rocking like Huck in 752?
    2. Abby is funny…”do we get vacation days, too?”…girl, there are no clients…you’ll be lucky to get a paycheck!
    3. Poor baby in high chair was NOT hungry at all.
    4. I thought dude trying to get in Oval Office was trailer dude…was he someone else?
    5. Luvvie, you are hilarious! The windows 95 reference got me to rolling…and you are right…Hal had to be on duty!
    6. When Huck pulled that gun on the busy street, I wondered how the passerbys didnt see that big ole gun. Are we all so wrapped up in our lives that we are not observant?
    7. When Huck put gun to Command’s forehead, I was expecting a sniper to shoot him. I was screaming at Huck to move!
    8. David has OPA training. He’s not letting Cy or anyone else punk him anymore.
    9. Mary…her dispair was hard to watch.
    10. Did you notice that Liv was wearing grey and not white…it was light enough that she could be wearing the white hat but stained with the guilt of Mary’s suicide and the realization that her dad is beyond monstrous.
    I am glad Huck didnt kill Eli…I think…

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      1-10: Yep.

    • mizzpicklezz
      October 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      I’ve noticed her shade of clothing has gotten a bit darker..and I like it. and also yes to everything.

    • October 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Not gonna lie, I shed a tear for Mary. When she shoved Liv out the door, I knew it was gonna be boom goes the dynamite. Her son was a hero and she die not knowing and being marked down as a terrorist herself.
      Brilliant storyline, awesome episode.

  23. Purple Dove
    October 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

    AL: you do know how to turn a phrase: ” Liv and other agents are thrown, and our Lady of Pope laid on the ground, with her hair STILL looking together. I bet she uses Pump It Up Spritz.”

    Everything to what Pashmina said, esp. Papa Eli/Rowan as the HGIC. I mean, what kind of mind control does he have going on with Huck, Jake, and even Fitz? Cyrus, too?

    I’m going to need the real Cyrus to return. We’re three episodes in and too many folk done got him told and that doesn’t happen to Cyrus that often. I hope he doesn’t blow a gasket when he finally tells everyone where to go and how to get there.

    (One of) Olivia’s problems is too many people having access to her house. Help the people and pull a Martin and tell them to GET TO STEPPIN’! Why was Jake still there at the apt/condo? He still has his own place, right? Every time she comes home it’s some dude (that she really doesn’t want) is there with a dumb look on his face talkin’ ’bout “whatchu wanna eat?” Really? And why was Jake laying in the bed looking like Jesus before they propped him on the cross at Calvary? Jake is NOT a martyr/victim.

    And WHY hasn’t anyone mentioned Ernie Hudson’s intense performance as the hostage negotiator? He could have played Olivia’s dad if Joe Morton had not been available.

    I’m not going to get into the colorism debate on Scandal. We’re above that for this show.

    Fitz/Mellie/Liv: Fitz is increasingly unapologetic about his devotion to Liv. When he told Mellie to “shut up”, I don’t know how you come back from that, esp. after birthing three of his babies and helping him get elected to the U.S. presidency. Even if love had nothing to do with it (on either side because Mellie doesn’t love Fitz like that either), Mellie should demand some more respect. But Mellie got him back when she called Liv his “whore” to his face and said she recognizes that she can use Liv as a weapon. It will be interesting to see how she does this.

    And let me just put this on the record: I am not an Olitz shipper in the sense that I want them to be together. I do wish that things could work out so that they could be together because they do have professional and personal chemistry. I wish the timing and circumstances had worked out and maybe one day the circumstances will work out so they could get together. When that happens, Shonda can/will give us one more season so we can see how their lives worked out as a “legitimate” couple and then the show can go on to glory.

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Ernie was great…I was thinking that last night. He needs more involement in the show and I’m sure ShondaGoonLand can definitly write him in. It would be very interesting – especially if Negotiator Ernie is a GoonBuster.

      • Purple Dove
        October 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

        I see what you did there, Londa! LOL!

        • Londa
          October 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

          😉 Thanks! Glad you liked that Purple Dove.

      • colah
        October 20, 2013 at 12:34 am

        haha! I saw that too…cause Ernie was in ghostbusters. This blog has the wittiest commenters. I’m here for Luvvie’s recaps and the comments are the buttercream icing on this red velvety Scandal-recap cake!

  24. Kathryn
    October 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Jake,Cyrus and Fitz are all B613. I think B613 had killers like Huck and Charlie and people they trained to be place in high powered position to have control over certain situations. Fitz is B613 Manchurian Canidate (all roads lead to Friz).

    • Melody
      October 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Yes! My observations EXACTLY!

  25. Msladee
    October 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Liv may be Poppa Pope’s weakness, but I don’t think she wants to test him. I’m waiting for the day she jumps belligerent one too many times with him and he, like the old school black parent that he is, tells her “I brought you in this world and I can take you out!” Can you imaging him saying that to you? I’d be in a somewhere corner shaking.

    • laddibugg
      October 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

      ….cause we he says he’ll take you out, you know he’s actually taken people out.

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Girl, I just gave you a round of applause. YES!! I say that to my kids, my momma said that to me. I’m sure my grandma said it to her.

      And, if Poppa Pope utter’s that to Liv, well..Olivia will be doing a wall slide as she debates the double entendre of his statement.

    • Milaxx
      October 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      I don’t think she fully understands the potential power she welds over him. Every time she tries to jump bad, Popa Goon smacks her down. First with Edison’s car accident & Huck’s disappearance, then with Jake being thrown in the hole and tossed on her doorstep. Until Liv learns how to get the upper hand on him, she gonna stay sitting on her couch looking stunned and having Sunday dinner with a man she cant stand. My hope is mama Pope shows up and together she and Liv figure out how to out maneuver Popa Pope.

  26. RavenJ
    October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    “essence of phoenix feathers and eye of newt”


  27. Margaret
    October 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Moonshine Mellie is EVERYTHING. Her drunken drawl made her scene awesome!

    • LadyLarke
      October 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Moonshine Mellie…LOL I love it! And her Southern drawl whilst intoxicated was EVERYTHING!!!

    • October 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      You gon have me calling that woman Moonshine Mellie from now on. Yes.

      • Melody
        October 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        YES! PLEASE DO IT!

  28. pup
    October 18, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I loved how when Mellie got tore out the frame, that southern accent came strolling out. But David’s read on Cyrus was epic. Go David!! Too durn much happened this episode….had me reaching for my Paxil, just sent my nerves into overdrive.

    • October 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      That accent came out the woodworks like WHOA, right? I loved it.

  29. laddibugg
    October 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I think something is in that wine……

  30. October 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

    David talking to Cy and all I heard him not say was

    “Domino Bitch!”

    Cy is getting shut down a lot this season

    • Londa
      October 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Somehow, I do believe ShondaGoonLand will have an episode blaring LL’s song “Mama Said Knock You Out”. The episode will be titled, “Don’t Call It A Comeback” and we’ll see Cyrus kicking butt and taking names with folks falling out left and right and Monster Cy flexes his indomitable will.

      At least that is what my imagination and instinct tell me.

      • October 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

        ^^^LMAO @Mama said knock you out!

        But seriously these theories are EVERYTHING!!!! Got me thinking big time and Alls I know is I need a big azz Liv Pope glass o’wine whilst watching!! This show, this show!!! Lawd-T!!!!

  31. funkmysoul
    October 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Olivia, you in danger girl. I know she’s a fixer, and getting into dangerous operations is part of her job. But c’mon girl, you know bout the Black Codes of Conduct!! WE do not run towards the direction people are running away from. I’ono if that was brave or silly on her part lol.

    I AM SO HERE for Harrison’s fione ass being second in command at OPA. YES LAWD. I’m glad he’s finally getting more of a role, hopefully this will lead to discovering Harrisons backstory.
    Mellie had me rolling this episode. Throwing shade at President Ghost’s ‘abilities’ although I was lowkey kinda unsettled at seeing Mellie & Fitz going at each other like that, ‘specially in front of baby Teddy (who is ADORABO). I was like damn…they legit despise one another.

    Mellie’s speech on the moonshine was everything! I consider myself both #TeamMellie AND #Team Liv (don’t judge me doe, it’s possible) I wish they’d both get their shit together and kick Fitz to the curb. They both deserve better IMO. Liv is my girl, but good Lawd…I have never heard anyone say the word “whore” with such FORCE as Mellie Grant. She says that word with every single fibre of her being….Teach me your ways Mellie!

    Yet again, Daddy Goon showed why he is the HNIC. Ol’ dude didn’t even flinch when Huck had the gun pointed at his face. Daddy Goon is running err’thang from his Limo. As much I love Huck, he’s been slipping lately…how you gon’ try and kill the dude who basically taught you everything you know???

    This episode confirmed to me that despite him being the Goon of all Goons, Rowan loves his daughter. Not in the conventional father-daughter relationship, bur I truly believe he wants the best for her. I also think he feels really guilty about abandoning Liv as a child.
    Jake is not be trusted. He dodged Liv’s questions like a politician and how does he know Rowan is Liv’s dad? I’ONT TRUST HIM.

    I still can’t get over the fact Olivia’s hair was still LAID after a bomb explosion. Whatever she’s using, she needs to hook a sista up fahreal.

    P.S Am I the only one was rolling when Liv downed that wine with the quickness as soon as she got home? The wine was patiently waiting for her lolol.

    • funkmysoul
      October 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      SN: I see what you did there with “Rowan makes you lose control” Luvvie…I read that in tune lol.

      • October 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

        I LOVE that y’all get my random references. Seriously. 😀

  32. Danielle
    October 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Mellie was a wonderful drunk ass mess. You know all that about a drunk tongue being a sober mind? Mhmm, Mellie was on one for real. She is the coldest white woman on TV since Alexis on Dynasty.

    And I seriously Lol’d at that luxurious coiffures pic. luxur

    • RavenJ
      October 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yes!!!! Alexis Carrington was everything! I almost named my car Alexis Carrington, but decided to go with Dominique Deveraux (I’m strange like that)

  33. toya
    October 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Always a stunning show, so many highs and lows was like being at six flags lol

    oh and for sure something in that wine…

    Thank you projectfreetv and for the free viewing!! lol

  34. Kwan
    October 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Listen, can we just talk about how ‘America’s baby’ looks so over his parents. Like if he could he would have gotten up from that table and rode his playskool rocking horse into the sunset.

    • mizzpicklezz
      October 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      YES!! LOL

    • funkmysoul
      October 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      You see the look baby Teddy gave Cyrus too? He was NOT impressed lmaooo.

  35. mizzpicklezz
    October 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Eli Pope is the black Dick Cheney!

    • rikyrah
      October 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      this is hilarious…gotta remember that one

  36. Carriecnh12
    October 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    This episode of Scandal showed everything that is wrong with Liv and Casper. What black woman in her finest wear will walk into a building that everyone else is running from? Not me my Momma ain’t raised no fools, and Fitz and Mellie are shouting and bickering at each other like babies, and the real one is looking at them like “Why is you people acting all idifollery, feed me my apple sauce so I can get on with my bidness”.

    But Bellamy Young deserves a stadium full of slow claps for that last scene with Pinky,she played that scene with the perfect amount of turdness, hopelessness and just general disdain, and let him know who really runs this show (well of of the people other than him who actually do).

    I think Cyrus is more the Brain than Fitz, he like Kanye always having to remind people he is the President, but is more Commander of none and Chief of few.

    • laddibugg
      October 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Not just that, but after that woman closed the door….anyone else would have been like “Whelp, time to go…”

  37. DCWhyteGrrrl
    October 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    You def have become my fav blog for those of us humans with a vajayjay, and that was BEFORE these SCANDAL recaps.

    Reading ur shite iz bettah than watching it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Not you, Fat Jesus.”??? Effing priceless.

  38. Carriecnh12
    October 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Oh one last thing, If Liv wants to get out from under her father’s control she should switch to possibly wine, or maybe use some of Mellie’s moonshine (get some liquid courage), cause all that red wine does is make her even more despondent than feel better.

    And Jake knows about Rowan being her dad because it was the Goon Goblin who sent him to Liv last season.

  39. Melody
    October 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Luvvie, I’m going to write Shonda Rimes a letter requesting that she provide health insurance to all faithful Scandal viewers. This show be having me stressed out and my heart can’t take it.

  40. Melody
    October 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    My aunt pointed out that this maybe Shonda’s inspiration for Mellie’s scene with Fitz lol

  41. Momongo
    October 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Mellie betta watch her mouth and not refer to Liv as a whore anywhere around Rowan or they gone be looking for her ass. I am really ready for someone to check Mellie and I think Rowan would be the perfect person. I feel no sympathy for Mellie. America’s baby was too cute the look he gave Cyrus was awesome!!!!! Cyrus has been out of his element this season he is so not in control of anything even David checked his ass. Poor Cy, lol!!! Rowan is a bad mutha shut yo mouth!!!! I am loving him!!!!! When Liv got home and Jake kissed her on the cheek I was like damn it Jake gone make me like him, damn it!!!! Jake is up to something but Liv is in no danger. I think they are going to make Fitz out to be a monster with that Remington stuff and that will break my heart because I am here for Fitz….not looking forward to what is about to come out.

    • Momongo
      October 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      My fav quote was Abby “baby Huck is choking” ……funny I like Abby this season

  42. ASNCY
    October 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Mellie pulled off one of the more difficult reads there is: the preying mantis read.

    Similarly, we had Fitz thinking he was triumphant and came to be condescending. He even scoffed at the “hooch” and Mellie reminded him of how he once called her mother a “hillbilly.” She pretending to look defeated and dejected. She let him sit down to enjoy is petty (if it ain’t petty, it ain’t Fitz) victory and rub it in her face that she didn’t win. She seems down. She even invites him for sex. Then, like a preying mantis, she lures him in and bites his head off before sashaying off without with his edges securely in her hands.

    Mellie reads for blood, has a mane that looks like Elgin Charles does it twice a day, knows that one day she’ll get her Hilary come up, and that’s why I can’t hate her.

  43. October 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm should hire you to write their recaps. They’re doing it all wrong! They missed out some vital information (like Jake was sleeping butt nekkid, important details). Lol.

    And these your photos and GIFs…

    So, the guy who didn’t get a raise or promotion after Mary’s son was killed? We’re surely going to hear from him again, because once word gets out that Mama dearest killed herself because her son was a traitor, he whose silence was not bought shall speak. No?

    I’m waiting for this Remmington matter to unfold (or blow up, unfolding seems too peaceful for what I feel will happen here).

  44. irene
    October 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    GREAT EPISODE!! but am i the only one who wanted mellie and fittz to have hot angry sex .We all know that Olitz has chemistry but what i realized in this episode is that so do Mellie and Fitz look at how they fight! I just want Shonda to go there at least once!LOL Mellie drunk was very elizabeth taylor in cat on a hot tin roof !

    • Momongo
      October 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      I was saying maybe he should give it to her to shut her up, take one for the team Fitz…lol
      Team Olitz!!

  45. irene
    October 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    ; I HAVE TO ASK WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OLIVIAS CHARACTER! S1 I loved and admired her and the first half of S2 but honestly the character i now luv to watch is Mellie. Her and Fitzs relationship is dramatic and ratings gold.I dont know if its BY lines or her amazing delivery but i really feel i know and like the Mellie character she is so deliciously evil. Shonda needs to step up the writing and character developement for Olivia because as shes written now i really dont know her so how can i root for her ? Does she need a girlfriend maybe ? reading through most of the comments all everyone is talking about is MELLIE and ROWAN

    • Bri
      October 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      No one really knows who Olivia is, because Olivia doesn’t really know herself. She’s practically been on her own since she was 12. Her mother is dead, and her father is a Grand Goblin. The only thing Olivia knows is how to thrive in/after trauma. She’s had tons of practice since she was a preteen! This is why she’s such a great fixer. I think Shonda’s team has reflected her accurately in their writing. Her character is on par with someone with her backstory.

  46. OPAFAN
    October 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I really wanted Liv to tell mama the truth about her son. (Not that I don’t understand why she couldn’t) That woman broke my heart the whole episode.

  47. jada07
    October 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Phoenix feathers and eye of newt!??!! I simply cannot with you! Great recap as always.

    • RavenJ
      October 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Yeah that line did me in as well…I was sitting on the silent floor of the library at school studying for my Comps exam…yet I’m reading Luvvie. When I read that line I let out a cackle that got me the “shame on you” look. :-/

  48. Beehive
    October 19, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Late pass… Daddy Pope saw Olivia’s passion for Jake, I think jake was spared to be Olivia’s happily ever after….

  49. HLBB
    October 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I found this episode easier to follow than 1 and 2… I think the wine helped.

    Jake looking like the last temptation of Christ on that bed…

    We all go on (rightfully) about Kerry’s beauty. But you know what? Between that glorious mane shot and the drunken triumph speech, Bellamy is a beautiful woman. Shonda and Co. cast right. Fitz is caught between two powerful, beautiful women who made him who he is. No wonder he’s such an idiot.

    • Momongo
      October 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Mellie is really pretty, she has looked great this season.

  50. colah
    October 20, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Excellent recap! I had a sushi roll as my scandal treat and appropriately but unintentionally it was a dynamite roll. How about the ep had me so captivated that I was unable to chew. I had to lay my chopsticks down and get into it! I can’t eem be speculating on what’s what. Just wake me up next Thurs at 8pm EST so I can get ready for the next one.
    But I cackled when you mentioned Pump it Up spray. That brings back special childhood memories of crunchy 90’s hairstyles. What you know about dipping the sprayer into warm water when the dried spritz(that’s what we call it) would block the spray mechanism doe? What a throwback!

    P.S. is Scandal airing on Thanksgiving??

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