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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!