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No Sun On the Horizon: Scandal Episode 313 Recap

Last week, we were warned that the last 30 seconds of this episode of Scandal would change everything so we all assumed someone would get shot and die. We started guessing who. The names we threw in the hat: David, James and Quinn. Well, Quinn stays on the “gotta die” list so that ain’t new or nothing. Let’s get into it, doe.

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Green Light Special – Jake is sitting across from someone while basked in a green light, telling them how B613 is their family now. They’re basically government-sanctioned Crips and this is part of the initiation. We don’t ever see the person but my hunch was that it was Quinn.

God’s Servant – Leo has flown in Sally’s pastor from childhood. In fact, her whole family still goes to his congregation. He wants Reverent to prep her for her speech and when he questions Mr. Burgundy (No Ron) on the fact that he has no experience with that, he enters a room where Sally is practicing her take down of Fitz. Except It’s all her promises of his eternal damnation. Maybe he’s there to do her exorcism because she seems to have lost her good mind. Reverend better be cool, doe because he got flown there on a private jet. “Apparently, God’s servant won’t fly coach.”

Gods servant 1 Gods Servant 2

Mojo’s Back – Fitz is practicing and Mellie’s standing in as VP Sally but he’s actually volleying barbs back like he got some real power. Cyrus is proud to see President Ghost get his mojo back and he calls Liv’s phone but she doesn’t answer.

Sun on Face – Elsewhere, Olivia is with Huck, Abby and David. Rosen tells her all about how Sally killed her husband and Cyrus helped her cover it up, and there’s mad evidence backing this up. Liv doesn’t believe them because surely, her Partner-in-Goon Beene would tell her. NOPE! Guess again. She shows up at his office and says she knows what he did and when he doesn’t reply, she knows it’s true. She went from angry to pouty to laughing like a maniac in 1 minute. Yup. She, too, has lost it.

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She calls them “murderous row” and says that Cy has taken away Fitz’s chance for redemption from Defiance-gate.As Liv leaves his office, she says “I want to walk into the light and feel the sun on my face Cyrus…you’re on your own.” The sun is somewhere like “SHHIIITTT.”

ACME’s Secretary – At Wonderland, Quinn is now the secretary. Her job is to answer phones and be the best paper-seller ACME has ever seen. Jake tells her that this is how she pays her dues before she gets the real stuff. Of course, she didn’t like it but she better sit her yansh down and sell this paper (don’t make it sell her).

Fired Threat – Leo is getting lectured by Rowan because Sally’s approval rating is dropping and she needs to get her ish together. Daddy Pope threatens Leo with a firing and I don’t think this one could qualify for unemployment. Also, Ex-Command backing Sally’s candidacy?? EVERYBODY PANIC!

Boyfriend Advantage – Liv shows up at Jake’s door with food and wine, looking for normalcy because “Yes, something is wrong. EVERYTHING is wrong.”

Alcoholic Liv 1 Alcoholic Liv 2

Ya think, Liv? Bless her heart. She gotta quit falling apart like this. Also, she’s an alcoholic but we gon leave that alone for now. He starts telling her about how he sells reams of paper and proves that “normal is boring.” But then he makes a comment about how she should run away with him. Sir, this is why I can’t take you serious as Command. Liv looks at him and says “Take advantage of me, Jake.” Oh. Well, get some, girl. De-stress.”

Holy Silent Treatment – Sally is all messed up and ready to confess the fact that she murdered her husband to the world “so the Lord will hear me. So he will speak to me once again.” She gon need to spend the rest of her life acknowledging the color purple if she wants to get back in God’s good graces. She killed her husband and is now upset because God is all “Ma’am. I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO TEN THINGS AND YOU DID THE WORST ONE!”

Talk to the Hand Donald gif

Jesus to Sally Langston

Chile…  so Leo goes to Cyrus and tells him to either push back or cancel the presidential debate because if he doesn’t, they’re all gonna be rotting in jail like Miss Sophia almost did. When Leo leaves, Cyrus calls Charlie because he has a new assignment for him.

Darby Pillow Talk – Abby and David are in bed and she’s basically worried that his inability to stay outta trouble and grown folks’ business is gonna get him killed. The fact that these two make the healthiest couple on this show is a good mess. Look at the state of affairs. LOOK AT IT.

Beene Dismissed – Cyrus knows he’s up shit’s creek because of the fact that the VP is falling apart like Pringles after a car ride.  He wants Sally to die and I thought he gave Charlie that job but he goes directly to Jake. Newbie Command shuts him down though and tells him that his job is not to protect President Ghost, but the Republic. “I don’t have the time and you won’t understand.”

Jake Cyrus Read 1 Jake Cyrus Read 2

YOOOOO!!! Lemme find out hat Jake from State Farm grew some Command balls. HA! He basically told Cy that he’s above his pay grade. ALL THE OOPS.

Shoo Quinn – Jake was on a roll for putting people on his place because when he returns to Wonderland, Quinn tries her luck too. She tells him she knows she’s not “paying dues” because Charlie doesn’t even know that ACME really sells paper. He lets her know that he’s Sweet Brown to her whining. He ain’t got tahm for that either.

Sanctified Shade – Leo goes to talk to Olivia and summons her to Sally’s residence to see if she can talk some sense into the Holy Roller. When she appears at the door, Langston looks at her and goes “Olivia Pope. The devil at my doorstep.” Ain’t no shade like sanctified shade cuz sanctified shade don’t stop. She’s so effortless with it. She starts speaking about evil and damnation against herself and everyone else. I gotta open my YouVersion Bible app anytime VP Sally’s speaking. I be like “Is that in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?” Either way, she still got the sads because God is giving her the hand.

Tea Spilled – Olivia calls Fitz and says she was thinking about Vermont. And I threw my houseshoe at the TV and said “FUCK VERMONT, BRO!” Her real reason for calling was to tell Ghostie bout how Sally slayed her hubby while Cyrus and Mellie helped cover it up. But she wants him to throw the debate so the VP can feel like God took her off His block list.

Commanding the Sun – Jakes shows up at Casa d’Olivia and they exchange this chaste ass kiss. I’ve seen more heat between me and a bowl of rice. That secks musta been unspectacular. They start talmbout how they’re basically two bad people and when Liv says she bets he wants to “stand in the sun,” he agrees. You cannot be Command talmbout standing in the sun. COMMAND DONT NEED NO VITAMIN D! NOOOPE! He ain’t no real G. He does realize that Liv’s allegiance to Fitz ain’t gon waver, doe.

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And he leaves all butthurt by her shenanigans for the 100th time. Fool me once, shame on you. Say “fuck my feelings” 15 times, shame on me.

Doomed Debate – As the presidential debate is about to start, Liv pleas with Fitz one more time to throw it and he says “I am surrounded by people who have completely lost their minds.” No shit, Sherlock. She told him to do it for the vine and he was all “I AIN’T GON DO IT!” Chile…

Back at B613 headquarters (Wonderland/ACME), Jake tells Quin that she’s paid her dues and he has an assignment for her. She breaks into the OPA offices, opens Liv’s super unsafe SAFE and gathers all the info they have on the death of Daniel Douglas. She hands it to Jake and so much tea is spilled that there must be a Lipton factory leak. Plus, it identifies James as Publius. Then, in walks SSA Tom who is being given instructions to take someone OUT at the debate. Jake tells him he only has one shot before being targeted by other agents so he better make it work like Tim Gunn says.

At the debate, VP Sally suddenly says “I have a confession” and we see SSA Tom in the rafters, pointing a sniper rifle at her head.

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Aw nawl! SNIPER NO SNIPING! Langston takes a sip of water and in that moment, Fitz interrupts the tension to say she’s stalling. That was his way of throwing the debate because he knew she was about to sell herself and everyone else down the river. He also saved her life (at the same damb time) cuz Tom was bouta take her STRAIGHT OUT! Verna was waiting at Heaven’s gate, ready to dropkick her.

Buzzing Snitch – Leo can’t help himself so he goes to rob the victory in Cyrus’ face. Before he walks out of Beene’s office, he wonders what the buzzing sound is. Beene narrows it down to the digital frame on his desk that James gave him and when he opens it up, he finds the microphone that has been recording all his convos. AW NAWL! James gon die!

No Vermont – Olivia goes to see President Ghost in his office and she tells him there will be no Vermont. But before she leaves, they make out like stupid teenagers right by the window of the office. BECAUSE NO ONE COULD POSSIBLY BE WATCHING! Ugh.

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Publius Found – James gets a text from David telling him to meet at 10:30pm and as he’s about to leave the house, Cyrus shows up, looking like his heart has been shattered to pieces. He tells James that he knows he betrayed him and his hubby says he tried to break up their family and SNOTNOSECRYHERE. I just KNEW he was bout to shank his husband.

Who Got Shot? – Surprisingly, we see James walking towards David, who is with 2 reporters. When he stands right in front of them, they both realize that neither of them called that meeting. Just then, the 2 reporters get shot in the middle of the head and they hit the ground. This scene is being sliced with the scene where Jake is telling someone their rights as a member of B613 in that green light. Back to the present time, some legs just walked out of a car and are walking rapidly towards a stunned David and James. It’s JAKE, and he’s handling this mission personally. He gets in front of Publius and Rosen, shoots and the camera cuts off.

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WHO DID JAKE SHOOT?!?! *rolls around on the floor*

WHO WAS JAKE INDUCTING INTO B613? Because it seemed it wasn’t just Quinn.

WHO GON SING AT JAMES’ REPASS?!? Although the prevailing thought seems to be that it’s David who gets shot. Just because we think it’s James. Plus, Rosen and Abby finally found love in a hopeful place. Yall know Shonda likes to ruin lives just when they’re getting better. Also, his name is Lemony Snicket for a reason. He can’t catch too many breaks.

The other thought is that David is B613. He has more lives than Grumpy Cat so he could very well be that. Plus, it could be another way of protecting the Republic, because try as they may, Rosen refuses to stay out of trouble and classified information that could bring everything down.

Suspicious Dog gif

AND whoever Jake was talmto probably wasn’t Quinn. So there’s another member of B613 outchea. This club is less exclusive than a gym. SMDH.

We need Tamela Mann to sing a rousing version of “Take me to the King” at the funeral of whoever Jake just shot. I got tissues ready. But wait. What if he shoots neither of them? SOMEBODY BETTER DIE ON NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE OR I’MA BE REAL DAMB UPSET! It just can’t be Cyrus or Daddy Pope. That is all.

Also, can we talk about that suicide mission Tom went on without blinking his eyes? Had he shot Sally, he woulda been a dead man himself because agents woulda used him as target practice. Talk about a real ass G. Wowsies. Again, this supports my thought from last week. Tom could potentially be the person who kills Fitz, because he answers to Command. WHEW!

Anywho, whatcha’ll think? Who got shot: James or David or neither? Was it someone else on the scene? Where is Charlie in all this? Is David B613? Let’s talk bout it!

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  1. scandalstalker
    March 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

    first comment?? been waiting for it all morning, gotta go read now. luv u luvvie!!!

  2. Sheena
    March 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Luvvie!!!! I’ve been checking for this all morting!!!!! Was anybody else happy to see Jake from State Farm get a little G in him. I was proud when he read Ms. Cyrus for filth I was like O_____O but I was so there for it!!!!!!! Who are yall thinking got shot??? Sorry not sorry but I hope it’s James lol. As always loveeeddd it !!!

  3. Gennatay
    March 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I think David got inducted into B613.

    • KM
      March 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Me too.

    • MsJames
      March 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Me too

  4. March 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I will bet my last that Cyrus is now B613.

    • MrsRony
      March 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

      See…me too!! He had to sanction his boo’s death. Gotta send babygirl back to Africa cause he is all the way IN!!

    • Q
      March 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Wow…I didn’t think about this. But, it makes so much sense.

    • March 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      That is absolutely possible. I doubt it’s David or James. And it couldn’t be Mama Pope. Lol. Though that would be great.

    • KM
      March 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Ah ha! Very interesting…

    • Nicole Froio
      March 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Despite constant deceptions from Cyrus I refuse to believe he killed his boo or sanctioned this! Nooo! I don’t want James to die.

      • Jenna
        March 16, 2014 at 7:07 am

        But don’t you remember, he already sanctioned James’ death once before. In fact, he didn’t just sanction it, he ordered Charlie to do it (and changed his mind at the last minute). And that was just to keep him from testifying about Defiance. This is about keeping Cyrus from being charged as an accessory to murder, so …

    • QueenSista
      March 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Cyrus been B613. Remember Rowan was always meeting with him.

  5. Reaux
    March 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I think James gets shot, and David is the newest member of B613. David doesn’t look the least bit shocked when Jake walks up, meanwhile James is shocked shitless…Jake tells this newest member that not having a family makes them ripe for B613. Jake is coming into his own and I am LOVING it!

    • LadyLarke
      March 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

      The hashtag shouldn’t have been #WhoGotShot. It shoulda been #WhoGotInitiated cuz we don’t have a clue to that either lol

  6. LadyLarke
    March 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Some thoughts:
    I am soooo glad that Jake found the inner gangsta that has been waiting to jump on a hoe or two. When he read Cyrus like a Chinese restaurant menu I squealed like a schoolgirl.
    I kinda like the romance between Abby and David. It’s cute in a yucky way.
    Mamma Pope gonna jump out the bushes again real soon.
    Sally snapped out of her trance in the nick of time. She was about to be the focus of an ABC Special Report.
    What if Jake was shooting whoever shot the reporters to save David and James in order to induct them into B613? Even though the two of them are more clumsy than Mr. Magoo they can get deep into the executive and judicial branches, making them really good spies. Just a thought…

    P.S. Where was Harrison and his gingham shirt?!?!?! I missed him so!

  7. March 14, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I’ve been watching Shonda’s shows for almost 10 years now and I just knew it was time for somebody to die! But I think you’re right on the “David’s Induction in B316” theory! Next week is gonna be MAYJAH!

  8. QueenSista
    March 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Jake was talking to David and he didn’t shoot either one. You know how they always have that “Unknown” B613 agent sneaking up on people. Yeah Jake knew that was coming. I think Charlie was “Paying it Forward” and gave the “Job” to someone else.

  9. Diva
    March 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Tom the Bomb is a bigger G than ALL the goons in Goonland. Period.

    • TypeALady
      March 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Team Tom with his cute self! Nite, nite Sally…

      • ScandalNoGoKillMe
        March 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

        I’m here for #TeamTom. All the way here.

    • Lala
      March 15, 2014 at 2:29 am

      Soooo #TeamTom…He is always holdin court. I’m so glad that they finally gave his role an upgrade.

  10. Shonnie
    March 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Was I the only one who thought Jake looked super handsome with that gun in his hand and his cocked?! Swoon! Still, my beating heart!

    • March 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Nope. You are not alone. We need Team Jake shirts…

    • TT
      March 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

      That’s my baby lol

    • March 14, 2014 at 11:58 am


      Jake in and out of uniform with or without the silanced pistol can still get it.

      But him walk and shooting …”moist”

      • March 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        “moist” LOL!!!!!!!!! Welp!!

  11. Nana
    March 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This episode had me jumping! Jake is sexy with all of that bass in his voice. I really want someone to kill Quinn and I think that James got shot. Cyrus already told us that he’s a monster and gives NO damns. Plus, at the end of the episode he told James that “he loved him” not that “he loves him.” James gone to glory, y’all.

    • beth
      March 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

      he shole did! I thought I was the only one that caught that!

  12. Missus Max
    March 14, 2014 at 10:11 am

    OK, hole up doe. I just noticed that Jake pulled out a gun AS HE WALKED TOWARDS JAMES & DAVID! If he shot the two reporters, wouldn’t he have already had a gun out?! Lawd, I’se just confuzzled!! And I’m feeling you on David being inducted into B613. Just kinda makes some crazy sense.

    • tylisa06
      March 14, 2014 at 11:34 am

      If you look at the gif posted in the article, Jake has two guns. One he shoots the girls with than the other he pulls out his pocket. When he’s pointing the gun at James and David, you can see the other gun in his other hand by his side.

      • jcanwisegrrl
        March 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        WAYMENT!!! So that means he can shoot with both hands? All ambidextrous and ish? #swoons

      • lurker
        March 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

        and shots 1 & 2 sounded different (like with a silencer). the 3rd shot was loud. hmmm …

  13. March 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    My nerves would like for it to be someone else in the scene. But we all know Shonda delights in our high blood pressure….so I guess James. Namely because Cyrus’s speech seems so unlike my political monster. I think it was really a goodbye to his hubby; and he knew it was going down Wonderland style. It would make sense to have Rossen to be B613 so they have reach into the Justice system.

    I’ll make a pound cake and sweet tea (Southern girl here) for James’ repast…..

    • blackprofessor
      March 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I’ll make a peach cobbler for the repast..

      • March 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

        Cyrus, Baby Ella, and the White House thank you for your support :). Who’s bringing paper plates?

        • Pepsie
          March 14, 2014 at 4:48 pm

          I’ve got plates and red solo cups!

        • March 14, 2014 at 8:15 pm

          Thank you Pepsie! The Beene family appreciates you!

    • Jen Jen
      March 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

      I’m frying the chicken and making the casseroles so Cyrus and Baby Ella can eat for a few weeks. They heat up easily in the microwave, Cyrus. Woo, woo, woo!

      • March 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

        BWA HA HA I’ll make TATER SALAD, with deviled EGGS!

      • March 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        I’m wearing Jaheim’s purple suit to the funeral. I dare any of you to clown me.

        • CityGirl81
          March 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm


        • Kbb
          March 16, 2014 at 7:32 am

          Don’t forget the Stacey Adams Gators

        • Max
          March 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

          Make sure to take some ashy struggle selfies too

        • Elle
          March 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

          From the Steve Harvey collection? Don’t forget the pocket watch and chain, please.

    • foxxxtalltrees
      March 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Dibs on the macaroni and cheese. I’m YAnkee but I make a mean mac and cheese.

      • March 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        Hey good mac and cheese is universally loved no matter if you are above or below the Mason-Dixon!! Baby Ella will appreciate your kindness!

    • Carleen
      March 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      I think Shonda may have lost me but I will probably keep watching because these recaps & the comments give me life. I’ll bring pop & ice. #repastforJames

      • March 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Hang with Shonda one more episode! And thank you Sister Carleen for your contribution to the meal for poor poor James.

        • BabyDoc
          March 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm

          I will bring paper plates, plastic ware and the styrofoam to-go boxes

  14. Lana
    March 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Did you notice that the gun that took out the two ladies had a silencer on it and the gun that Jake used to make that last shot didn’t? Maybe none of the two were killed. Maybe somebody was ready to take them all out but Jake got to them before they can take out James and David and Jake shot the assassin. Or something thereabouts. This is gonna kill until next week!

    • March 14, 2014 at 11:09 am

      I think Mama POPE’s GUNNIN’ for dem folks!

      • March 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        Cyrus could have hired Adnan to kill them all and Adnan is who Jake shot. Who am i kidding with these theorys! I just don’t want David Rosen to dieee 🙁

    • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
      March 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      That makes a whole lotta sense…Jake has proven his allegiance is the the Republic not to Fitz/Cyrus/Sally, and who ever took out the two reporters was definitely trying to protect the status quo (aka hired by Cyrus), so it make sense that Cyrus would be saying goodbye to James thinking that James is about to get popped, only for James to step in and eff everything all up. I think James is gonna be the biggest most giantest thorn in Cyrus and Fitz’s and Papa Pope’s side.

      And co-sign all the above: I’m HERE for Top Goon Tom. All day long.

      • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
        March 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        *should be Jake, not James

  15. CJ
    March 14, 2014 at 10:16 am

    They don’t show Jake pulling his gun out until after the two women were shot. So I think his shot was fired at the shooter.

    • TT
      March 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Yep! Same here!

  16. March 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I think Jake from State Farm’s theme music should be Welcome to Jamrock. I’d been waffling between him and Fitz for a while now, but now I can firmly say I’m #TeamJake. [And yes I would run away with him into the sunlight!] I’m thinking maybe you’re right about David being B613 and now I’m thinking the person Jake is co-opting into B613 is James and James will have to agree because he wants to LIVE. But what will become of Cyrus who now cannot get a assassin on speed dial? And, more importantly, what will become of Baby Ella?

    • TT
      March 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

      “I think Jake from State Farm’s theme music should be Welcome to Jamrock” – I hollered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lala
      March 15, 2014 at 3:37 am
  17. CC
    March 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    How’s this for a twist. In the preview Liv was talking to someone with red goad saying they would find out who did this. (Abby). To me that says Lemony Snicket caught the bullet and James is being inducted into B613 b/c Jake from StateFarm has plans for him.

    • jcanwisegrrl
      March 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Josh Malina tweeted this last night: “In all seriousness, whichever way this is headed, I love #Scandal and its fans.” Makes me think David was the target and he’s prolly in a coma or hooked up on all them machines, like Verna, but not #VernaDead. Shonda likes to play with folks’ emotions, so she’ll have us all guessing whether he’s dead or not. But he’ll come out of the coma in the season finale and ID the shooter and some shit will hit the fan. My one cent.

  18. Babette
    March 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    My question is where was Harrison during this episode. Last episode we see him hook up with Adnan who we thought he was afraid of initially. Then we see Adnan and Mama Pope are in cahoots. No mention of any of these folks last night. What if Jake was initiating Harrison into B613. We saw last week that Harrison already knows more about operating a firearm than Abby expected. What if Harrison was also in the scene last night when the shots were fired? Just a thought…

    • March 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

      THIS, SO THIS! Mama Pope is in on the action. She has the goods on both Harrison & Adnan and is taking full advantage of them.

    • CeeCee
      March 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      I was thinking the same thing after reading Josh Malina’s (David) tweet’s last night. I think he was the one who was shot. Besides, when you look at the gifs, James was standing to the side and the Jake was pointing his gun straight at David, who was in the line of fire.

  19. Camee
    March 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Can it please please be Quinn Jake shot I don’t know if I reedy to say goodbye to James yet- although that Cryus speech did sound like a goodbye – maybe James is B613 he was ready to destroy his hubby so maybe he have some baby G in him and I think David serves them better in the AG office- I dunno I do know that I ready for next week episode to resolve this ain no one get time for no who shot Jr mess

    • Camee
      March 14, 2014 at 10:25 am

      also the way Fitz and Liv acting they don’t deserve no Vermont Jam

      • TypeALady
        March 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        No, they surely do not!

  20. MarvyMds
    March 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Jake said he was tired of being disrespected by everyone and that they were going to learn today!

    Mustang Sally is officially crazy, and I would not be surprised if she kills herself before it’s all over and done. Someone on Twitter posted that she was serving up shade and scripture all night. lol.

    I really do not see them killing off David because he is involved in so many storylines. James on the other hand, does not serve much purpose other than being a thorn in Cyrus’ side. I really did think that Cyrus was going to kill him right there in the office, but since he didn’t do it himself, I am thinking that Jake did it because he leaked that info about Daniel Douglas. And I think that Jake is talking to David about B613 in those monologues.

    • March 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      For a minute last night, I thought Mustang Sally was going to off herself during the debate.

  21. MsZ
    March 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I.couldnt.breathe!! I have to tell myself to remember to breathe during Scandal!! I have questions: Where was Huck? Don’t Huck STAY in the OPA office?! How the hell was Quinn’s punk a$$ just freely going thru things?! Where was Harrison? I need my eye candy. I don’t think James or Lemony were shot…I think there was someone in the shadows lurking…maybe Charlie or Quinn. I have no proof of this, just tossing it out there.

  22. TT
    March 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    One thing about Scandal is that it is NEVER what it seems. Never! I don’t think Jake shot neither David nor James. He shot whoever shot the first two ladies to keep them from shooting David or James.

    • tylisa06
      March 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Agreed. And I think that person is Charlie. Cyrus put the hit out for James and was getting Charlie to do it. Charlie had to die because he went outside of Command (Jake) order about no freelancing.

      • mynamehere
        March 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

        Yup! This is EXACTLY what happens!I know’d it!

    • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
      March 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      YES, agree!

      Oh and ps. was it just me or did errybody and they dang mama try to give the read of life in this episode?! It was like a Read of Life Contest, couldn’t no body open their mouths without some monologue coming out, my eyes were starting to roll. Come on ShondaLand…it’s cool when it’s just a few well chosen moments but errybody cain’t be doing no darn monologue, otherwise they just lose meaning/intensity.

  23. Kiss
    March 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Lemony Snicket would be the best B613er ever cuz he is immortal. Yup, I said it. David stays in so much shit that could get him kilt, yet he manages to still have breath in his body. He is like a Black Cat. Unlucky as hell but he got 9 lives.
    I am ready for Liv to have a Huck breakdown
    and Daddy Goblin to ship her to rehab.

  24. JazzT
    March 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

    My theories:

    Who got shot? James all day.
    Who was Jake talking to? David or Cyrus. Leaning towards David because one must not have family.

    I do think Cy knew James was going to be killed. Hence that dramatic goodbye.

  25. March 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I think it is James that gets shot. Remember David is smarter than we give him credit. Remember he stole the Cintron card from Olivia and made a deal with Cy to get his job back. Plus how many times has James renigged on David. He got him fired, plus he told him to drop this case before they met with the two reporters who I think might have been out to kill those two. Plus James can’t keep a secret to save his life. And I think that is why Cy was crying so hard, he knew James had to go. It is driving me nuts to find out who got shot!!! I hope I’m right. David needs a break from unfortunate mishaps!!!

  26. Ang Freely
    March 14, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I don’t know if anyone said it but maybe, now this is thought people, what if Huck went back to B613??? Think about it, Huck LIVES in OPA so how was Quinn Sticky Fingas able to move in and out like a thief in the night? Something about that seemed to clean for tv.

    • jcanwisegrrl
      March 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      How would going back to B613 protect Liv, since that’s his entire purpose in life? *ponders*

  27. tylisa06
    March 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I’m leaning towards neither James or David being shot, I believe it was Charlie. Jake shot those two girls because if you look at that gif in the post, he shoots the girls and pulls out another gun to point in James and David direction. I believe they were both working with Charlie and part of the setup. If you notice that Asian girl, Davids assistant, always was bringing info to him that she shouldnt have, audio and what not.

    • RavenJ
      March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

      I said Charlie as well. We shall see…

    • Nikki
      March 15, 2014 at 12:53 am

      But the Asian girl that got shot isn’t the same Asian girl that used to work for Lemony. This child came from NSA somewhere… listening to conversations on cell phones and whatnot.
      Don’t these folks know that they need to be making these phone calls on burner cells and not their regular ones?

    • Joy
      March 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      No I don’t think it’s Charlie. I say neither. But if someone did get killed, I will bet on James. Mainly because Cy said ‘goodbye’ to him, indirectly (via those ‘I love yous’ that night)which would mean that he (Cy) told Jake to do it..

  28. March 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Is it just me or would James be completely useless as B613? He’s such a basket case!

    • TypeALady
      March 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Agreed! Always jumping into situations and then punking out!

    • lurker
      March 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      absolutely useless. he can’t follow thru with anything!

  29. RavenJ
    March 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    My .02…

    Where is everyone’s favorite gingham wearing goon?
    I’m SOOO ready for Huck to kill Quinn. (That was mean. Sorry…not sorry)
    Jake’s nut finally dropped. He IS command, but I don’t think he killed David nor Jake. I think he killed whoever killed the reporters. Maybe it was Charlie he took out. Then again James has been on borrowed time for a while now.
    And finally…”yum yum crispy piggy yum yum”…Sally has lost it!

    • Normandie
      March 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      I know I’m late to the party but… this … I’m howling with the laughs…

  30. Kim
    March 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I thought that jake was talking to a mirror. You know he had to get his mind right to go kill David or James

  31. Ashamai
    March 14, 2014 at 11:58 am


    This right here had an entire train full of folks giving me serious side eye! Folks looking at me like I have no damb sense!

  32. Brandihorse83
    March 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Questions I have from of Scandal:

    1) Why do we even have a president if he is just a figure head and doesn’t run anything?

    2) Does Jake realize that he has turned into Rowan like overnight?

    3) Where the hell is Harrison?

    4) Where the hell was Huck when Quinn broke into OPA?

    5) How the hell were they going to explain somebody getting snipered to death on live tv if turncoat tom had to take the shot?

    6) Why don’t mama pope and daddy pope just team the hell up to take out the Grant adminstration bc that seems to be both their goals?

    7) Why does Shonda Rhimes have this much power and how can I get some??

    • blackprofessor
      March 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Dead at #7, lol!

    • Erin
      March 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      4) was my question too. Quinn ain’t slick enuff!! where was Huck, cuz when u think he ain’t around he’s around!!

    • March 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Co-sign on dying at #7. But I’m not sure Momma Goon wants Fitz out. Remember she’s bankrolling his re-election campaign….and he is who flew her to murderous freedom.

    • March 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      I’m with you on #4. It kinda turned me off because I thought it was completely unrealistic that not only did nobody change nary a code since Quinn was kicked off the island, but no one caught her creeping. So the gladiators are bested by their former weakest link? Oh okay 😐

  33. QuitaP
    March 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I think neither David or James were shot and neither initiated into B613. David doesn’t really have any family, but he’s not about physically killing people which would be one of his duties. Jake probably shot whomever shot at David and James; hopefully Leo.

    I don’t think Quinn was initiated b/c they would really piss off Liv and I don’t think he really trusts her. Also, she’s way too crazy; she’s mini-Sally at this point.

    Maybe Jake is initiating Harrison!

    • Lala
      March 15, 2014 at 2:54 am

      I’m with you on Harrison’s new position.

  34. SoloDolo
    March 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I think that Jake shot a hitman (Charlie?) that Cyrus hired to kill James. Let’s be real Cyrus loves James but I think he would and will do anything to keep his devil ass out of jail. He’s knows he will drop the soap and try his best not to do the “bend n snap”. Jake might be re-initiating Rowan.

  35. pup
    March 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    All I have to say is that this episode had me screaming at the tv, liked to gave hubby a coronary.

    I think Jake from state farm shot neither. Goon of All Goons Daddy Pope sent some poor fool to stop Jake and Jake got him first. I will be huddled in the corner, in fetal position, rockin #backinfoha, humming Negro spiritals until next Thursday.

    Jesus, Buddha, Allah, and Vishnu…..somebody fix it.

  36. GENSIS
    March 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Why am I giggling little a school girl? I l-u-v reading Luvvie’s recaps and everyone else’s theories.

    My two cents … Harrison is getting inducted into B613 by Jake … curtains down on Charlie, courtesy of Jake … James will die soon … Sally is so pentecostal crazy it’s epic … Harrison is my baby daddy (Jake is my side-dude) … Daddy Goon and Momma Goon are my make-believe god-parents … Olivia is my home-girl that needs some girlfriend straight talk … Fritz, whatevs, I can’t with this man, he is such a non-mf’ing-factor.

    Scandal feining …

    • march pisces
      March 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      bbwwaaaahhahahahahaha >>>>> “Sally is so pentecostal crazy it’s epic”

    • Mani
      March 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Co-sign on Daddy and Momma Goon being my god-parents! *Dies*

  37. blackprofessor
    March 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I am leaning toward neither David or James being shot.

    Shonda Rhimes is heavy into symbolism. In ancient history, Publius helped to end the Roman monarchy and found the Roman Republic. Symbolically speaking, Publius put the Roman republic on the right path once it had veered too far into tyranny. Since that is James’ chosen alias, I can’t see him being killed as he seems to play an important role in all of this.

    My question concerns the symbolism of the tyranny and the “righting” of the Republic. All of the characters are struggling with the consequences of their actions. Is that the tyrant – power by any means necessary?

    • March 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Ooo, look at you taking nerdy to us *munches on your delicious repast peach cobbler* Great points. So if tyranny=power by any means necessary … Cyrus should die for all of his sins — and Mustang Sally for the murder that was done when her husband threatened her power. And maybe Leo too? With Quinn’s snooping skills Command knows Leo is in bed with daddy Pope. David and James have worked to take down the tyrant; so they should be spared, right? SN: Are you really a Professor? If not you should be!

      • blackprofessor
        March 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        Yeah, I really am a professor, lol!

        • RavenJ
          March 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

          I was going to ask as well. History? Just wondering. I’m considering a PhD program, but…well there is no but. I just need to get out of my own way.

        • blackprofessor
          March 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

          No, my discipline is Psychology and you should go for it!

        • March 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm

          I’m in a Ph.D. program for public administration and policy! I was a psychology major in undergrad.

  38. March 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Jake shot the guy (Charlie, perhaps?) who shot the other reporters. Don’t think it’s Quinn because she isn’t that good of a shhot – yet.

    As always, the GIFs tell the story. Thanks, Luvvie!

  39. JenniferG
    March 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Has noone come out with a WWOPD bracelet yet?

    Kate Burton was fantastic tonight!

    I do not want either David or James to be dead. James is so pathetically adorable. But that sure sounded like a goodbye speech from Cyrus. I really like David and Abby. Can’t we have ONE relatively normal relationship on this show?

    When Jake asked Olivia to run away I wanted to yell GOGOGOGOGO! She is like a ping pong ball between Jake and Fitz. JUST PICK ONE! #teamJake

  40. Itsben1
    March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Great job, Luvvie!

    But umm..errr..uhhh an episode without Harrison is like NO without the “N”, just plain zero! What did Wiz Khalifa w/the Visa do to him?!

    And Jake didn’t go thugdizzle til Liv refused to get skin cancer with him. Now he all Cypress Hill “Here is something you can’t understand/How I can just kill a man!” I swear there must be gold in them there hills! #powerfulpoon

    • March 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      “Gold up in them there hills” = dead!

    • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
      March 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Dead @ Cyprus Hill “Here is something I can’t understand/how I could just kill a man”!!

  41. March 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I think Cyrus has to pay for his deed. James was shot. David-B613?

    Hush your mouth!!

    Liv taking the whole bottle for herself was hilarious.

    Sally is cray cray

  42. NeNe
    March 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    But what if we just thought we saw Jake? She Shonda is the trickster of all tricksters and is the trickest trick that ever tricked. Just like we thought we saw Huck shoot Fitz, we may have thought we saw Jake shot them folks and he may be saving them. See Shonda play too much, Imma need a King size Reeses Cup for next weeks episode

  43. coderchick
    March 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Maybe Huck reenlisted inB613 ’cause he said last week he is a monster and will eat people..or something like that. Maybe Jake shot James and David in the foot as a warning to stay outa people’s business. I don’t like James but who is gonna take care of the baby? He has to stay around. I just don’t know what to think anymore, Shonda got me all messed up!

  44. Ebs
    March 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    soo here are my questions….
    1. How many more episodes are left?
    2. What kind of magic eight ball voodoo magic does Olivia have between her legs to have all these men hanging on even when she shows she gives not one damn about they feelings???
    3.Does anyone think that Huck killed those people trying in a misguided attempt to fix things for Olivia to love him again?
    4. Does anyone else get a giggle anytime someone refers to jake as jake from state farm?
    any answers will be greatly appreciated………..

  45. March 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Everybody needs a fella like Tom. He gets stuff done!

    • Erin
      March 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      right!! all Hal did was tell on the Pres! #snitch

  46. Erin
    March 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Awwwww Livvie so pregnant! When Jake from State Farm opened up that door and she had on 17 sweaters, 4 scarves and a necklace, I thought I was gon die! LOL!
    I honestly don’t even want to think about who really got shot because I may have an aneurysm!

    • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
      March 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Speaking of…anyone else ready for Liv to not be pregnant anymore?! the lengths they are going to try to cover her bump are bordering on farcical…they should just have written it into the script or something.

  47. Erin
    March 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Luvvie, you know good and well that Verna ain’t in nobody’s Heaven!

  48. Absurdist
    March 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    The only thing I can say with anything close to certainty is that the whole State Farm monologue was that he was talking to HIMSELF in the way of rationalization.

    • Erica
      March 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      I agree…He said he wakes up everyday and has to remind himself that he’s Command. The monologue is him reminding himself “Hey I’m Command”. I really don’t think Jake as Rowan’s replacement is believable. He ain’t about that life! Hell, he don’t even believe it! Plus, he’s too concerned about Liv and caught up in his feelings…he’s messy and can’t think straight behind being in love with Liv.

  49. Nic
    March 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    My theory…Jake from State Farm took out the reporters, but before getting to James and David, Papa Pope shoots Jake. Reason: Because Fitz named him (Jake) Command and he’s pissed off. He’s out for Fitz and Jake is on Fitz’s “first line of defense”. With Jake out of the way, it’s that much easier to get to Fitz.
    I know Scott Foley was signed on for additional episodes, but not sure if his contract with the show includes this full season.
    Love reading all the comments! I keekee’d soooooo hard at someone saying Jake’s theme song should be Welcome to Jamrock! I had to hit up spotify and keekee some mo!

  50. Kioni
    March 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Being that Shonda always throws us for a loop, I’m thinking that the unseen person being inducted into B613 was Harrison.
    The person that was shot off-camera was the killer of the two female reporters. The person that killed those two reporters is Sally’s Pastor. You know they can’t have a loose-end knowing a secret like that without it being tied-up.
    James was supposed to die as per Cyrus’ orders, but Jake disposed of Assassin Pastor first. David and James won’t be killed, but will more than likely end up inside the floor prison of B613.

    *Waving at Shonda Rhimes*

    Y’all do know that she reads this blog, right? Lmao

  51. D. West
    March 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    All I know is, I better hear “Who shot ya?” by Biggie playing during the opening credits next week!! This episode had everybody playing their G card!!

    TOM THO!!!! Ain’t. E’en. Blink. I wish I had a Tom lurking around at the workplace!

    I think he was signing Harrison or Huck up for B613… simply because Frick and Frack (James and David) would make a RIDICULOUS choice!

    Sally’s crazy behind needs to be committed to somebody’s home for the weary, because I just can’t with her and this “divine neglect”!

    And Live and Fitz are beginning to BORE me to high heaven… either be together and shut up, or break up and shut up… either way just SAT DOWN!!!!

    But I do Hope Mellie gets her some next week, because NO woman deserves to have a house full of Vitamin D and still be deficient.

    • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
      March 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      DEEAAAAD @
      “… either way just SAT DOWN!!!!”

      and “NO woman deserves to have a house full of Vitamin D and still be deficient.”


    • Elle
      March 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Damn, damn, damn…

      I cackled at “Who Shot Ya!” That’s just straight ignant. And I’m definitely with Mellie getting some affection, but you just don’t know NO good. Vitamin D deficiency? Luvvie, please come get your cousin.

  52. FoxyForty
    March 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Y’all do too much. Thanks tho. Until next week!

  53. March 14, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    It was either David or Harrison he was signing up for B613. Harrison was MIA the entire episode. #justsaying

  54. nichole
    March 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    This had my rollin’: Ain’t no shade like sanctified shade cuz sanctified shade don’t stop.

    I love David Rosen and all his Lemony Snicket antics. But I agree, it’s David that dies. UNLESS, someone takes Jake out first. Huck, maybe? He and Abby saved David before?! If it was David who was shot, it opens an amazing story line for Abby putting down the muffins, picking up her gun and going full rogue.

    In the green light, Jake was talking to himself.

    Liv’s manic laughing was pretty funny. True, all the candidates are murderers. SMH

  55. nichole
    March 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Reading the comments, if there was an initiation who could it be?
    Could Huck be returning to B613?

  56. football mom
    March 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    My observations:

    1. I guess TT, Roz and I are in the minority. I really believe that Charlie-bit-my-finger is dead. Think about it…Jake didn’t tell Charlie not to moonlight with extra jobs, he only told Quin. Quin was listening when he told Cyrus he couldnt do it. Charlie has always been committed to the extra money Cyrus offered and the extra opportunities to drink Huck’s whiskey.

    If Charlie is dead, there is nowhere for Cyrus to go when he has a problem. This gives a the writers tons of new possiblities for next season.

    2. does not love Olivia, he feels responsibility for her and he also values her as a prize. If he could get her to run away with him to anywhere but Vermont, he’d win. He has a big desire to best Fitz for reasons we don’t know yet. I think he feels responsible for her because of Rowan. I’m not completely sure that he is not still in cahoots with him even now. Remember, Rowan is the one who ordered him to whoo Liv. He failed at that mission.

    3. I think Quin will be B613 but she will be the techie and not the assassin.

    4. Cyrus will probably die and be replaced by Leo. He will be the new monster.

    5. Jake is still connected with Rowan…Rowan is NOT gone!

  57. nichole
    March 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Sorry but this is my last comment for this post. Did Jake kill Rowan when Rowan was trying to kill David or James?

    I ask because James and David will ultimately end Sally’s run for the presidency if they put her info out there. Rowan wants Sally as president. And it would be devastating to Liv if Jake killed her dad.

    Remember on Scandal nothing is ever as easy as it seems.

  58. Gwen
    March 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Remember at the end of last week’s episode when Adnan was chattin’ up Mama Pope…and Mama was in the background bathed in a greenish light?
    I think in the Opening Sequence, Jake might have been talkin’ to MAMA POPE. Why? Please. It’s Scandal. There’s a reason.

  59. Gwen
    March 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Am I the only one who remembers that ABBY packs heat (crazy ex-husband) and she’s told David she’s worried about his life?
    I’m thinking that maybe JAKE got murked…by ABBY, who followed David to his rendez-vous to make sure he was OK.
    Abby saw the hacker and the reporter get shot, and saw Jake roll up on her boo David, and she was all “HELLNAWL, PUFFY LIPS!!” and fired on Jake.

  60. Denise
    March 14, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    That Donald Duck gif, doe! _____________________________DEAD

  61. Angela
    March 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I’m so glad I found this site full of peepus dat watch Scandal. Now I don’t think it was the Pastor, that would be too much! But I do think that James will be eulogized next week. I’ll help comfort the family in my nurses dress with a fan.

  62. Ndo
    March 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Late to the convo but what if someone (someone sent by Rowan/Eli) killed Jake?!? I know it’s out there and may not make sense but isn’t that what Shonda has been doing since Season 1, Episode 1? Leading us down one road and then flipping the script and blowing our minds with surprises?

    We have two men (David and James) looking at Jake who has a gun and is ready to shoot one of them point blank. We hear a gun shot but we don’t see a body hitting the ground and turning cold. The last scene is made to look as though only James or David could have been killed. But that’s where Jedi mind trick playing Shonda comes in does her thing.

    She’s led us to a body of water and we think we supposed to drink the water. But no; what we see is not water but a huge mirage. We need to look up (around, to the side, somewhere) and see the real body of water).

    I think Jake got shot. Just saying.

  63. Ndo
    March 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Just saw Gwen’s post and I’m with her – someone took out Newbie Command (maybe Abby; maybe Rowan’s man).

  64. Welpsville McGee
    March 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I think James got shot because according to he’s not listed on any episodes after this one but the others are. I’m not playing with Shonda no more. She is not going to have me stressed out this week. Also, Cyrus told him he loves him and he said he only says that when he’s going to kill someone or something bad is going to happen. He probably really was sad when he told James that, but he loves the republic more than anything and anyone. RIP James.

  65. Elana
    March 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I just want to say I completely lost it when you said “sniper no sniping”. I’m still over here hollering. Thank you for these recaps. They make my day every time.

  66. MsTink
    March 14, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I didn’t read all the comments so I dunno if anybody else has already said it but I think Jake was inducting Harrison cause he obviously need some help getting rid of his crazy ass ex. And I think either Mama Pope or Tom shot Jake cause yeah he’s B6 but I think his loyalty is to Fitz 1st and Fitz don’t trust Jake nomore. And if Liv would’ve just got a sunburn with Jake nobody would’ve died, he lost his damn mind and said F everything and everybody when he found out(for the hundredth time) he couldn’t have her smh. Sally is grade-A schizo…but I kinda like it lol. I agree David&Abby are a “good mess”. Im so over Liv/Fitz, as much as I love to hear Liv yell at him this is boring now there’s too may other stories that could be told instead of this same ish.

  67. March 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    You know Shonda always throws in a twist. I think NEITHER ONE OF THEM gets shot and JAKE KILLS HIMSELF!!!! Why else would he pull a second gun from behind his back? He’s gotta make it look like two seperate killers. You know he’s been feeling conflicted and tortured. He’s probably tired of killing. Remember last year when he popped up at Liv’s apartment and saved her from that female B613 agent and shot her right in the head? The other possibility is Quinn’s bumbling ass shows up from out of nowhere and shoots all of them.

  68. Mercedes
    March 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I don’t think Jake is dead though. I am judging from next week’s episode. In the sneak peak, he is at OPA with liv and huck and Olivia is saying they are going to find out whoever did this and that person will go to jail for the rest of their lives. I think David got shot and the gladiators are pissed cos it’s Abby’s man.

  69. Nicole Froio
    March 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Why was Olivia so upset about Jake leaving anyway? She just got free Chinese food. Yum

  70. TBaby
    March 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I don’t even know how to feel. Why did she make out with Fritz again? just for the fun of it? What do they really mean by feel the “sun on my face”. Livvie’s crazy laugh freaked me out so badly. I am still trying to recover from that.

    • Joy
      March 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Well, Liv making out with Fitz was her way of saying ‘I love you. I choose you’. I’m done pretending with Jake…. remember she went over to Jake’s the night before, and she made out with him too right? Well she needed to do that to figure out once and for all whether she had feelings for Jake. Remember in the episode before, she told Fitz she didn’t know if she had feelings for Jake. So anyway after that night with him (Jake) she had her answer and she told Jake finally, that she chose to stand with Fitz in the sun. ‘Sun on my face’ symbolizes freedom, no guilt, nothing to hide, happy etc. Remember how miserable Defiance made her feel? well this time she wants to stand in the sun…i.e. no more lies.. hence her telling Fitz the truth about Daniel Douglas’s death even if Cy told her not to…. = standing in the sun

      Her letting Jake know she choose Fitz = standing in the sun

      Her schooling Fitz on the reality of dirty politics, and the reality of their ‘vermont’= standing in the sun.

      A lot of things get cut out of each episode due to time (ABC, Commercials etc) so we just have to pick up the pieces and complete the puzzle.
      Her kiss was her way of letting Fitz know that she doesn’t have feelings for Jake…he gets it, now let’s win this fucking election!

  71. Samantha
    March 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I’m thinking/theorizing out loud here:

    – Mama Pope is Team GhostPrez and Papa Pope is Team Mustang Sally. so, I ask myself, “Why?” “What does this mean?” and do they know this about each other? Part of me thinks that Papa doesn’t know that Mama is back” but then I remind myself that Papa ain’t no fool and neither is Mama.
    – Harrison, then, is Team GhostPrez by (blind?) association. Does he know Mama Pope is the Numba One Stunna? Probably not.
    – Leo didn’t mince words and told Cy straight up that he’s gonna get locked up if the debate happens …. Cy lost his breath a little bit when “Charles-Wanna-Be-In-Charge” said he can’t freelance anymore and to take it up with “the big boss himself if you want to change policy.” Cy then is drinking in his office and tells James that no matter what happens that he loves him. James ain’t a complete fool and relays this to David, confirming for us that something bad is about to happen. At about the same time, Cy then tries to convince Jake from State Farm to lend him Charlie for a day. Jake (I really want to see him wearing a red shirt and khakis for a minute tho) fluffed a pillow for Cy and basically told him to take several comfortable seats. Is the bad thing that James is forecasting that Cy might go down for the coverup, or that he was going to figure out how to squash the story/kill a few more people?? Cy seemed to really be shook at the debate tho (Cy to Liv: “Do I need to call my lawyer?” + Cy when Sally looked like she was ’bout to autosnitch/confess: “Oh sweet Lordt.”). BUT he sure did give James a so long, farewell speech, which was AFTER both he and Sally dodged a bullet at the debate. Which leads me to suspect that 1) James was supposed to get dead that night and that 2) Beenie Baby knew about it or orchestrated it (remember he put a hit out on him before when James was gonna snitch about Defiance-gate, but then decided to commit perjury and leave David blowing in the wind)
    – Even tho David said to James “there’s a hit out on us,” Frick and Frack looked entirely too calm when it looked like their numbers were up … ijs
    – I’m still not sure how i feel about what happened in the end. Did Jake really do it? I can see James getting knocked off (even Ellen feared for James when she interviewed Dan Bucatinsky on her show). I feel like queuing the refrain: “Bang bang he shot me down/ Bang bang I hit the ground …”
    – I don’t see either James or David in B613.

    PS – I, too, love myself some Tom. Yes lawdamercy
    PPS – I’d like to call Fitz “Trey” from now on

  72. Scott
    March 16, 2014 at 5:49 am

    I hope James got shot but this is scandal and nothing is what it seems. Olitz is being a bit to reckless for me this season but that is how Shonda wants it because she wants people to tire of Olitz and from reading this blog she has attained her goal, but watch out she will pull us back in the fold. Sally is awesome acting crazy is her thing, I want OPA to start working on actual cases again with real clients everything is B613 or the White House. Cyrus seems to be losing his power in this season and I am ready for Mellie and the VP to get it on, I like David and Abby so I am hoping he did not get shot

  73. Chyn
    March 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Y’all keep killing me and then filling me right up with life. I really hope James is dead. He is way past his best by date. WTH??? I am all here for the #repast. We love you Baby Ella and Papa Beene will get you an awesome Nan. I don’t thinkJake was initiating anyone. I think he was talking himself into his role and he wouldn’t need to tell any newbie his family history. I think that was Shonda’s way of letting us know how he got here. I am team Olitz but pulease it’s so childish now. Can Mustang Sally get committed already? Jeez!!!! The new elections are going to be cray cray. What with Papa Pope backing Mustang Sally and Mama Pope funding the Prez. LAWD that totally throws out the hill billy billionaire Hollis. I kinda liked his brand of crazy.

  74. Joy
    March 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I think neither got shot. Jake had two guns, the first gun had a silencer, he used that to kill those two innocent ladies. Then he pulled out the second gun, without a silencer. OK so this is my crazy theory… he shot the gun to scare the crap out of David and James. And it is them that he’s talking to in that monologue, inducting them into B613. Imagine how crazy things would be if James (given his connection to Cy and the Whitehouse) would become full blown B613 like Charlie? also imagine David as B613…it would be interesting to see him lose his ‘white hat’ and how B613 conflicts with his job as an attorney. Now that would be interesting to watch. However IF someone dies… I think it’s David, why? Because James is just too obvious. I would say James but Shonda loves ‘shock’ and surprise so she knows our knee jerk reaction would be ‘James’ setting up a window to surprise us with a) David dead (OR wounded) b) neither shot, but inducted into B613. Whew.. Scandal gives me a headache!

    • Darling Nicky
      March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

      OK so this is my crazy theory… he shot the gun to scare the crap out of David and James. And it is them that he’s talking to in that monologue, inducting them into B613.

      I ain’t eeen think about that! Good theory!

  75. Darling Nicky
    March 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I think that Jake from All State has a vendetta now. Especially after Olivia shut him down talmbout vampire life with Fitz and she’s not walking in the sun with him. Before she said that, he wanted nothing to do with Sally’s struggle or this white house scandal. She shuts him down and now he wants to take out Sally and and Rosen (or James). It seems that he is saving the republic but something tells me there is more to this. Hell hath no fury like Command scorned. What’s the deal with Mama Pope and Brolivia? Ms. Rhimes bout to have us all in ER tryna wrap up these loose ends in 4 weeks! Damn.

  76. March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I think the new B613 person is Harrison, the Indian-looking blackmailing chick he just buffed, or Mommy Pope.

  77. Nikki
    March 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Lemony is B613 now: inside man in the AG’s office who knows all the tea – but has drive and ballz to do crazy ish in the name of the republic. Now Abby can have a superspy BF, too.

    James been paranoid and convinced Cyrus is going to have him killed JAMES shot JAKE FROM STATE FARM. bet.

  78. Cleojonz
    March 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t post on the site often but I’m a huge fan. I just wanted to say that I don’t even watch Scandal, but I LIVE for these re-caps every week! I feel like I don’t HAVE to watch the show lol.