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Inside the Bubble: Scandal Episode 403 Recap

Scandal season 4 is back to getting the Gladiators to gladiate again and I’m really a fan of the fact that Olivia isn’t falling apart in every episode. Anywho, let’s talk about episode 3.

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Handle It – Lizzie Bear drops off her daughter at school when a shady-looking man rolls up to her and says he is not happy that the their Republican president has a Democrat as Attorney General and gun control is on the agenda. She says she’ll handle it. He’s no Hollis. Speaking of, I miss Hollis’ country ass.

Tryna Get a Piece – Cyrus and his hair rolls up to a bar where Michael is in broad daylight and the gigolo dismissed him like HE’S the $2 ho. Oop.

Musty Mellie looks slightly dusted off as she watches a story on a bride accused of pushing her new groom off a cliff. In the Oval Office, David Rosen is presenting his plan to win the Gun Control Act to President Ghost and Chia Pet (Cyrus).

Daddy Knows Best – Olivia goes to a home and knocks on a red door and Rowan opens it. She tells her father “hi” and he wonders what happened and what she needs. She tells him she’s really just there to say wassup and bad ol’ dad knows that she’s there because she is clearly feeling out of the loop since “re-entry” is hard. Also, Rowan’s house is NICE! He must read Real Simple magazine. Well, he’s always READING something and someone and now, it’s Olivia’s sub-conscious.

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She can’t even argue because he’s right. “I’m just adjusting.” “You have Jake. He knows what this is like… bring him over for dinner tomorrow night.” OH? Oh. Jake ain’t even her boo, doe. He’s her booty call buddy aka Second Fiddle. Dinner with Pops? That’s official.

On the Case – The Gladiators have been summoned because a woman named Catherine has reported that her 17-year old daughter Catelyn ran away from home. They roll up to this dope house and it turns out that Catherine and Olivia went to law school together.

Sugar Shakedown – Liv calls Jake and asks him to dinner with her dad and he is like “Wayment. You want me to go to dinner with Command’s evil ass and we don’t even go together besides when you need me to lay the pipe? You’re tripping.” Well, he didn’t say it like that but he #MINUSWELL have. He hangs up and walks up to Charlie who is reaching into a vending machine. Jake smashed the Sugar Assassin’s head on the machine and knocks him clean out. Well DAMB! Charlie is gon die of DIABEETUS before someone ever shoots him.

Healing Mellie – Fitz goes to get Mellie for their daily visit to Jerry’s grave and she’s actually too busy with making the case of the Killer Cliff Bride her business to go. Aw snap! You better HEAL, FLOTUS!

Catelyn’s Case – The Gladiators are finding out info on Catherine and Quinn says she “was a side chick before becoming the main chick.” Shonda knows she be hanging in Black Twitter too much. Catelyn’s Instagram features selfies of her using the hashtags #BadBitchContest #FirstPlace.

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LMAO! You can’t say Scandal ain’t current. Quinn goes to speak with Catelyn’s boyfriend, a jock named Darren and he says he hadn’t heard from her for a week.

Losing Again – Jake has Charlie naked and tied up, about to torture him for information on Harrison and Adnan’s death because Charlie took a roadtrip to Arizona, where their bodies were found. He should be used to this by now, because this is at least the 2nd time he’s been in this position. He’s the goon who always gets got. The Sugar Assassin says he only wants one thing and he’ll talk. Word?

David is arguing the case for gun control in front of some old ass judges who clearly aren’t going to give him what he wants. Lizzie is looking on and is pleased when Rosen is shut down.

Lost and Found – Liv and Catherine are talmbout law school and guess who was their classmate? Abby Whelan. Apparently, her and Liv were besties then so them not really speaking now is surprising to Catherine. Just then, Quinn calls and says Catelyn is at the Taft Hotel in room 522 ordering room service. The mom leaves to go surprise her spoiled runaway.

Quinn gets a call from Jake who summons her to whatever warehouse he’s holding Charlie. She tells him she is not going in that room with her crazy ex and he pushes her in it and locks the door anyway. “Hey Robin” to his Batman. “Cat got your tongue? Should I get your tongue?” Charlie… keep it cute.

Quinn says she is a real girl (you tell him, Pinocchia) and says that he thinks she would want him if he gets her in the room and Charlie tells her that no one else wants her. OUCH. He makes a move towards her and she choke slams him on the floor. He wasn’t expecting her to be that quick and strong.

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Baby Huck FTW!

Killer Cliff Bride – Back at the White House, Mellie is obsessed with the Killer Cliff Bride. It’s clearly a grief coping mechanism. She tells Abby she knows the woman didn’t push her husband to his death and she wants to speak to the guy in charge of the investigation (Jeff Asperton). She wants him to be flown in so she can chat with him.

Abby goes to tell Cyrus about it and he kicks her out his office when he hears Michael is on the line for him. OOO. Cyrus got a crush and Michael’s about to be his Pretty Woman. Older rich man falls in love with prostitute. Anywho, “Gabby” ends up in the President’s office and he tells her to give Mellie whatever it is she wants without hearing what it is.

Riding Dirty – David comes in when she leaves and gets his ass handed to him by a frustrated Fitz who is desperate for a win so he’s not just President by name alone. “I need a jerk to not be able to buy an AK-47 and shoot up a school.” YESSS, FITZ! I’m with you! Rosen goes into his B613 files and pulls out one. He is about to use these files to get everything he wants henceforth. GO IN AND GET DIRTY, LEMONY SNICKET!

Shenanigans and Sex Tape – Huck shows up in Olivia’s bedroom in the middle of the night and says he has info on the Catelyn case. Liv wasn’t even wearing a scarf or laying on a silk pillow. Of all things on this show, that was the one that made me go “Now I KNOW this is fiction.” You know that hair ain’t LAID like that for Liv to be on a cotton pillow with no night scarf. Come on, Black woman. ANYWAY… Huck found a sextape of Catherine and Darren. SCANDAL!!! And then, voicemail of Catelyn telling her mom she’s gonna snitch on her to her Dad about her doing the horizontal tango with her boo. Olivia calls the Taft Hotel and finds out the police is in room 522. AW DAMB.

Catelyn is dead (2 shots to the chest) and her mom identifies her body as Liv and Huck show up. When the room clears, Olivia slams her old friend on the lockers and says she cannot help her because she killed her own daughter. Catherine denies doing it and her husband comes in.

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Batman and Robin – Quinn and Charlie are laying on the floor, looking all cold. Jake coulda left them a duvet or something! He says he’s lonely and she says she isn’t because “I have Liv and Huck… Abby and Jake.” You ain’t got Jake, Quinn. I don’t trust him. The two start making out (Stockholm Syndrome kicks in fast) and Jake returns. As she walks away, he tells her “If you ever get lonely, I’m always here.” Look at Charlie getting his Keith Sweat on! HA!!! Jake tells him he now has to spill ALLLL the beans.

No Old Friends – Abby shows up at Liv’s house and wants to know how Catherine’s is but Head Gladiator says she can’t tell her anything. Red leaves in a huff and I am not pleased that these two are no longer friends.

Olivia goes to Jake’s and he refuses to open the door for her. Liv wonders why he’s so busy all of a sudden. She tells him she knows he ain’t working because he ain’t got no job. LMAOOO! She just called him Tommy from Martin. Jake closes the door on her face. OOP. Is Second Fiddle tired of playing music that Liv ain’t trying to hear? Did he realize he’s FOREVERFRIENDZONED? Nahhhh. He must be finishing Charlie business.

Black Hat – Rosen rolls up to Judge Sparks (from the Court of Appeals) with the file and says he knows about the hit and run he did in 1992. WELP! Looks like he just stomped all over his white hat again.

In the Oval Office, they’re celebrating the gun control win with champagne. Abby comes in to say he’s needed in the First Lady’s meeting and he says “I’ll be there when I can, Gabby.” SIR! Lolol

Catherine comes to OPA and tells Liv that Darren is being interviewed by the police so she will be a suspect soon. She says she was bored and slept with her daughter’s boyfriend but she did not kill her daughter. Quinn storms into the OPA offices and finds Huck and Olivia working. She flips out on them because none of them noticed she had been missing for a day. But when none of the Gladiators were gladiating, SHE was the one who went everywhere checing up on them and finding them all the way in Sybaris Island. They do her so bad sometimes.

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“That is unacceptable. That is how Harrison died.” She storms off and they didn’t even follow her to ask why she was missing. They are SUCH bad friends. Y’all better check on me if I’m missing. Don’t Quinn me, y’all!

Meeting with Mellie – Mellie has called a meeting with some of the members of the President’s Cabinet to prove to them that the Killer Cliff Bride did not push her groom. She lays out her case so proper, has created reports and has really put in work. Her obsession is clear and Fitz joins them in the middle of it. After she finishes her presentation, one of the men tells her that they know. Because two eyewitnesses already told them the groom fell accidentally. AWWWKKWWAARRDD. The pitiful-looking FLOTUS is ushered away by Abby.

Sexy Gatorade – Cyrus goes to the bar where Michael picks up his client and the gigolo jokingly wonders whether he is being stalked. “You’re not here for a drink, Cyrus. You’re thirsty but you’re not here for a drink.” *DEAD* Cyrus is parched and he wants some Michael-flavored Gatorade. He’s bout to really get his Chief of STAFF on. BADUMTSS!

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Ok I’ma saddown.

Scotch for Gabby – Prez Ghost summons Red to his office and hands her a glass of scotch. He thanks her and says he owes her an apology for underestimating and yelling at her. She admits that he does but it’s for not getting her name right. Touché. He invites her to sit and then asks her to tell him how Olivia is doing. SIR. CHECKING UP ON YOUR VERMONT DREAMS IS NOT IN HER JOB DESCRIPTION!

Jake calls Olivia and says he’ll go to dinner with dear old dad as he looks at pics of SSA Tom with his hand on Jerry’s shoulder. He knows. Huck walks into Quinn’s office and says if she ever goes missing again, he’ll look for her. AAWWWW. Musty Mellie is back and on a couch in the fetal position. NOOOOO. We were making progress! Someone tells David that Judge Clark is dead from a suicide (shot himself in the head). That black hat has consequences, man!

Dinner with Daddy – At the most awkward dinner ever, Rowan, Olivia and Jake are sitting at a table in the Pope home. Liv gets a call and has to step into a different room. Daddy Goon tells Jake from State Farm that he’s glad Liv is in good hands (HEEE! I see what they did there). Second Fiddle turns to his ex-boss and says he knows he got Harrison killed because he figured out how Fitz III died.

“Shut up. Just shut your stubborn old man mouth up. You’re done giving orders.” WHO IS YOU TALMTO??? Jake went to Chuck E. Cheese’s and acquired some balls from the pit because he READ Rowan Pope! He then says he’s going to tell Liv everything and that’s when Rowan almost stabs him in the finger. The Grand Goon tells him “I will be the one standing over you when you die.”

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WELP! Olivia comes in just in time and the men behave.

It Wasn’t Her? – Huck found tape from Catelyn’s dad’s law firm showing Catelyn in an elevator struggling with a file with some unknown man a couple of days before she died. HE might have killed her. Just then, Quinn comes in and turns on the news to show Catherine being arrested as a suspect in the murder of her daughter.

Laid Like Cyrus – The next morning, Cyrus is leaving the hotel room where he just shared a $2,500 lay WITH tip with his ho, Michael, who then rolls up to Lizzie to say he caught the fish she wanted. OOP. Trouble dey.

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Cyrus is sprung as hell.

So I have a confession after this episode: I might like Quinn now. She didn’t annoy me at all, and in fact I found myself being all “YESSSS, QUINN!!!” Baby Huck has grown up, yall and whether we like to admit it or not, she’s necessary. They do take her for granted too but she’s a down ass chick.

David did not take well to the news of how blackmailing that judge got him what he wanted but ended the man’s life. However, with a taste of finally not being Lemony Snicket and having power, I doubt he will or can go back to being honorable. He’s on the dark side now and he is in too deep. Those B613 files are his Get Out of Jail Free card and I wonder if Jake will come for them. What will Rosen do then?

Jake. JAKE! Why would you tell the devil everything you know? WHY WILL YOU SHOW YOUR ENTIRE HAND OF CARDS?!?! He just can’t move in silence like real Gs in thought. It KILLS me every time I watch a show or movie and someone reveals to their enemy everything they know about them. I’m the person yelling at the screen when it happens.

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I don’t know why he feels like he got power to take down Command, especially since he told his plan. The hell? Dude ain’t got NO poker face. Ugh.

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  1. Marra
    October 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Not gonna lie this wasn’t my favorite episode. I feel like I was in a mood because my BF spilled coconut oil on my new suede boots. So I wasn’t in the mood for the shenanigans. I’m also mad that you said Rowan reads Simple Living and the My Little Pony GIF was life!

  2. October 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I only came here to say #DontQuinnMeBro

  3. gemsmom
    October 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Olivia’s hair is blown out by Domnican angels, and special hair fairies keep it protected while she sleeps, showers and makes love to Fitz by the Vermont fireplace. Magic is the only thing that keeps her hair LAIT, because when that Vermont scene came on, and Fitz was all “I built this for you,” I sweated out my perm just watching them. Shoot, I’d have looked like Angela Davis just coming in from the fog after such a night.

    • Bunnie
      October 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm


    • October 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Ha!!!!!! You are such a fool, and that’s why I can’t stand you! A whole season has gone by and you still have Dominican fairies coiffing Olivia and Mama Pope’s tresses!!! LOLOLOLOL *hifive to my girl, Luvvie Jr.*

    • October 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      On THIS I stand!!!

    • Lala
      October 12, 2014 at 12:08 am


  4. October 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    When Jake said “Shut your old man mouth!” I was cryng laughing. Aawww, I was starting to like Jake and Olivia together. When are you gonna plan his funegro, Luvvie, because, when Daddy Goon tells you how he’s gonna watch you die, it’s pretty much a done deal.

    • JUnique
      October 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

      … Here Lies Jake from State Farm
      Head Goon-in-Training-Turning-Up-Flowers
      (Headstone by Command)

      • Cakes_to_make_em_danz
        October 12, 2014 at 2:22 am

        *DEAD* You are too much

  5. Diva
    October 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    wasn’t even wearing a scarf or laying on a silk pillow…YES!! I thought the same thing!
    After giving it some thought, I think Jake revealed them cards to check for Rowan’s reaction. There is more to the plan. There has to be. We stay underestimating Jake from State Farm and he always has a shocker up his pretty sleeve.
    Abby & Mellie go together now. This won’t be good.

    • October 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Yes, no scarf! Not changing the subject but over on HYGAWM, Viola Davis got that head scarf on fuh dayzzz. Viola is looking like me with the silk wrap on at night. Liv like I’m on tv, they can’t see THAT side. LOL

      • October 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Annalise is married she has already sealed the deal. She can be real. Liv can’t wear no head rag to bed with someone and the deal ain’t been sealed.

      • October 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Quiet as it’s kept, Viola could really hang that hair up at night and be alright. But I’m sleep tho.. -_-

        • ChloeIceyK
          October 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

          /\/\______________________ i flatlined….hang that hair up tho….i died in the cubicle…

  6. nichole
    October 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Jake tells all his business. That’s why he can’t have nice things!

    ~ I miss Hollis and VP Sally. My take is that they will be back!
    ~ How soon Jake forgets. He was also Command. He killed people. He did bad things. But he has it out for Papa Pope because he threw him in a hole. Or is it because he took Jake’s job? Why couldn’t he see Command was just being Daddy at dinner? Poor Jake, so clueless.
    ~ The ONLY person in the Scandal White House that knows Abby’s name is Mellie. Telling
    ~ And is Abby that clueless that she didn’t realize that she was hired to give Fitz the scoop on when Liv returned? She should have said “I don’t know. That’s not my job.” Poor Gabby
    ~ Liv is man-handling people. Dang!
    ~ Ha! They didn’t ask Quinn where she was. And Jake is her friend?
    ~ How is Cyrus using Jame’s insurance money for “tail”? And at $2500 a pop (ha), those funds will be gone soon. ‘Cause he’s so thirsty (sung to the tune of Fancy)

    And finally…let’s be clear. Harrison did not die because no one cared. He died because he was actin’ straight up crazy.

    • October 11, 2014 at 12:06 am

      You did not say that Cyrus was using James’ insurance money to buy tail. It’s probably true, but did you need to put our boy’s business out there like that? lol

      I wonder if he even has a college fund for baby Ella while he is out here procuring services.

      • nichole
        October 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

        I did. And I won’t take it back.

  7. October 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This was a great set up to next week’s show! Papa Pope gettin read gave me more life than a maternity ward and it’s back to 1976 for Mellie’s…uh…nellies?

  8. Toni
    October 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I’m not a Jake from State Farm fan. Hopefully he’ll be written off soon or back in the hole. He’s soft, dumb and can’t act. Everytime I see him, I start singing Salt N Pepa “Short D–K Man” song.

    • Maya
      October 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      I’m going to have to Google this song. #noworkgettingdone

  9. L
    October 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Scott Foley… Jake is doing another Shondaland pilot so he might leave soon anyways.

  10. October 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I cracked up reading this recap!! Yes to Liv with no scarf, especially the way Jake be putting it down I KNOW her kitchen is napped up. I just know it!!

    Jake, Daddy gon git you sucka.


  11. Kiki
    October 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I thought the same thing about Liv’s hair!

    But did you notice that Annalise had her hair wrapped in a doobie wrap on HTGAWM?

  12. CoquiNegra
    October 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Didn’t we already see WH Communications dude with a prostitute on “The West Wing”?

  13. Nee
    October 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I loved it when at the end of the phone call where Liv was asking Jake from Statefarm to come to Papa Popes house for dinner, and Jake declined, and said before hanging up, “but call me if you want me to do that thing to you, that you like”, iDied and I cant help but wonder, exactly what thing is it that Jake does that Liv likes so much.

  14. Carriecnh12
    October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    OkbI am a fan of Jake and on care what any one says, he is a side piece but at least he knows it and can admit it. Now the two thongs that irked me are 1 Fitz aint have no damb manners or respect for women, why the heck after al this time he can’t remember Abby’s name? And youbwould think as his press secretary anytime she has something to say he would listen because it must be important, but instead he keeps brushing her off.
    2 How on earth aftervall these years on a show with a black female lead, showrunner and stylist are they still pretending that Liv would actually go to hbed on cotton sheets without a head wrap and wake up with her hair looking like it just go done by Vidal
    Sassoon? At least on HTGAWM they show Viola Davis protecting her hair hat and sleeping next to a white man to boot, now that was authentic 😀

  15. Carriecnh12
    October 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Sorry for all the typos its this darn auto correct, and 3 I think like any good goon Jake read The Art of War by Sun Tzu, where he advises that the best weapons to defeat your enemy especially if he believes he is stronger than you are misdirection and misinformation, tell and show them what you want so they never see your real attack coming. Rowan thinks he knows Jake but I think everyone underestimates him.

    • JUnique
      October 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Correct! Other headstone being prepared, at the same stoneworks,
      by Jake from State Farm:

      Here Lies Command.
      Once Papa Goon, Now Papa Gone and Don’t Preach No Mo!

  16. jinks
    October 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    i’m not the only one who freaked out about Olivia not sleeping on a satin pillow!!! whew!!! Shonda know better, but she’s God’s right hand woman so we gotta let her slide every now and then.

    Daddy Pope can read Jesus!!! I live for his reads!!!

    Jake just stupid (balls from Chuckie Cheese! i HOLLERED!) you did the man who invented reads and evildom that you know what he did? Um no sir, get your will in order and lay out your best suit. you is done sir.

    Quinn is a teenage assassin/ninja now. lord help us.

    how you gonna screw your daughter’s boyfriend and think it aint gonna come out? smh!

  17. Brandihorse83
    October 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Just a coupla things……

    1) David you had betta get your revenge of the nerds on and use them files to get what you want….
    2) I am here for Ftiz and Gabby ( Abby) they might be the new duo now that Cyrus is wide open and soaking wet with his “put the money on the dresser” man candy
    3) I have never been here for musty mellie…and I once again want to point out she aint doin a damn thing for the other two kids she still has… I mean is teddy just chillin with Marta 24-7??
    4) Jake has got to get out of his feelings with all these whining about not being her boyfriend and just being used for his peen
    5) Poppa Pope make my blood run cold and I think he had plans to invite statan to dinner before Liv and Jake showed up.
    6) Quinn stay in the lost & found I hope she finally finds her happy place…….

    • MorningGlory
      October 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      I’m calling the police on you for killing me! Time of death – when I read “Revenge of the Nerds.” HAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA!

    • Lala
      October 12, 2014 at 12:13 am

      “Cyrus is wide open and soaking wet…”

      Yes indeed! Michael is fine tho….

  18. yvannah
    October 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Luvie, Fitz’z son was the 4th; not the 3rd. I love me some Jake and would love to see another female come in and sets her sights on Jake just to see how Liv would act. It would be fun to see a sexy white woman give Liv some competition for Jake’s attention!

    • JUnique
      October 11, 2014 at 10:09 am

      That nukka would have a 3-some and SCANDAL would be ova!

  19. MiWii
    October 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    When LIV slammed girl up against the wall I shocked but then I said that’s how you do it LIV straight jack her up. Boom “What the hell did you do?”

  20. Carlicia
    October 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    That is true. Olivia Pope is never caught with a scarf on her head. But, bet Annalise Keating had one on her head on How To Get Away with Murder!

  21. Nola girl
    October 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I like jake! He has recovered Nicely from his college days and the whole Felicty scandal lol.

  22. October 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Jake feels as if he had power because there is ONE thing in this whole world that is Command’s weakness- OLIVIA!! And Olivia is in love with Jake, she’s just use to drama and pain. Once Jake starts to bring her drama and pain, she’ll start to show it!!

  23. notconvincedgranny
    October 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    What in lime jello hell made Jake think he could take on the big dog? You don’t get to be an OG by getting played like a busted fiddle by an incompetent orchestral extra with delusions of adequacy. Why didn’t he just come right out and say “my soul requires release; kill me now”?

      October 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      That “thingy” got him brave…………

  24. NC
    October 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    “WHO IS YOU TALMTO?!?!” *cuetears*

    • Lala
      October 12, 2014 at 12:15 am

      I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this…lol

  25. jamesgirl
    October 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Also I heard Jake is up for his own show…, you might want to start planning that funegro. And why did I have a vision of the Grand Goon as Ms Celie from the Color Purple, stabbing that knife into the the table under Jake’s fingers, “dont do it Ms Celie, dont trade places wit me”

    • Nicole
      October 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

      LMBO!!!!! I love the way we will find a color purple reference to put on any and everything. And it always works!

  26. Whoyoucallingarho
    October 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Why is this my first time posting after all these years?

    I just came on here to ask: I know $2,500 gets you Discretion, but how good IS that wood for that kinda money?

    Also, who’s watching baby Ella? She at the park with the nanny at a play date with Zola?

  27. Princess Shana
    October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I LOVE your recaps? What happened to Cyrus & James’ adopted daughter???? Did I miss that?
    P.S. #teamjake

    October 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Wondering when the Grand Goon will allow Momma Pope to resurface.

  29. October 11, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I don’t want to like this new Jake, but he is winning me over this season! I am still not here for him trying to go toe to toe with Daddy Pope but he’ll do as a booty call for now.

    This Michael character is interesting to me, and I do not think it’s as simple as him being a gigolo. Heck, he could be some kind of double agent knowing how those writer like playing with people’s emotions. But for real, for $2,500 he should have painted Cyrus’ house, cleaned the gutters, raked the leaves AND picked up Baby Ella from Daycare.

    I am not mad at David for finally deciding to play hardball. Dude was way overdue for a win, and no one else is looking out for him. Get yours David.

  30. Gambeanosnitch
    October 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I know we haven’t seen him since season one but somebody needs to tell Desmond that Olivia has found Penny. #lost #offtheisland #whereswalt?

  31. rachel
    October 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I didn’t really like this episode…I just liked how liv reacted when she said “it’s over” to jake and he just slammed the door. Liv is used to guys chasing after her. I’m glad jake didn’t go to that route. The mistress title is back yall…

    • yvannah
      October 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      I agree; Jake is finally standing up to Liv. I like it and she is a bit puzzled by this new attitude in Jake, ha!

  32. Roma Imp
    October 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks that Cyrus is acting like a damn fool??? He’s the KING of manipulation, deceit and underhanded dealings and he’s falling for a craptastic okeydoke like THIS? He canNOT be that thirsty. Puh-Leeze. 😛 I might have to give up on Scandal — again — and just read your recaps, Luvvie. They’re the only thing that make sense. And the comments from the LuvNation. [dying at comments about Ella; remember her? And Liv and her Dominican wrap? ::dead::]

    • October 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      I was about to say the same thing. This Cyrus storyline is killing me because NO WAY would he be so dumb as to smash a prostitute. Bereaved or not, Cyrus is a politician first and human being second. No abs in the world are sculpted enough to make Cyrus lose his mind like that.

  33. October 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    “I like Pinky Pie” shit my kid said after walking by as I was reading the recap. Ma’am! Please do not use My Little Pony gif’s evah! She has been standing over my shoulder waiting to see if any more show up as I scroll…lol

    Yes to all of this. I cosign, +1 it and have pulled up a chair and popcorn for all of it!

    Also, $2,500?! Lawd! And was I the only one who noticed how Chia Pet’s eyes drifted down to the package? Ohkay!

    I have more to say but I gotta go find a My Lil Pony episode for this child.

  34. NNS
    October 13, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Did anyone else see the description on the screen when Catherine was being arrested? It said “BUSINESS MAN’S WIFE ARRESTED FOR KILLING HER STEP-DAUGHTER” No one mentioned all episode that Catelynn was her step-daughter. They kept saying daughter. Is getting down with your step-daughter’s under age boyfriend somehow less dirty than if it was your daughter. Visions of Woody Allen dance in my head.

    And yes, I caught the #headwrapfail There is no way I’m sitting in a chair, damn near getting my roots almost yanked out with that rolling brush, to not sleep in a doobie with a headwrap.

    “Don’t Quinn Me” = #dead

  35. Sheila
    October 13, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Am I the only one that is tried of Jake whining about Liv not been in luv with him. Really? It is ok to be second fiddle on the island but not on land. Jake get a life you put yourself in this fray with this salta dig in the sun crap. Liv is not in luv with Jake she loves Fitz there is no reaso for her to hide her feelings for him he is singe and unattached.
    Gag me I hate to see the two of them in love scenes there is no chemistry between the two of them no matter how much Shonda wants to make us believe. It was more sexy with Fitz and Liv walking by each other than anything she and Jake have done in bed or on the beach. Liv is loving the one she is with but thinking about her true love. I am loving both Abby and David in this season.

  36. AyeDreens
    October 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Jake reminds me of the guy who watches p0rn and read the kama sutra a few times, so his technical skills in the bedroom are on point. But he’s missed the intimacy forest for them ‘step-by-step-directions’ trees. I won’t lie though his dialogue has me cackling my house down regularly. He isn’t Harrison Wright (R.I.P. to the gingham gladiator), but I enjoy his presence thoroughly. I feel like some of the fast talking sass we are getting from him is Shonda’s attempt to ease our pain and salve our wounds. Also, Shonda has my edges, and my Thursday nights on a permanent basis.

  37. blackpepper112
    October 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Jake, I STILL don’t like him… He is WEAK to me for some get a hint ALREADY! I loved the “in good hands” reference… I caught it and it made me smile a little. I want Jake to be gone.

    Quinn.. I REALLY feel for her and I like her again.. I like her when she is with OPA.. They just need to treat her like she matters.. She flip flops because she wants someone to show her love.. I am beginning to understand her better now. She like a little lost puppy. If you feed her , pet her and love her, she will give the same and be loyal. I didn’t see that before, but I do now.

    Papa Pope… I ALWAYS love him.. That quiet dangerous strength is sexy. I’m starting to feel something strange… nawwww it CAN’T BE!

    Abbey(Gabby).. Still gets on my nerves.. She is jealous and I kinda sense in the future she is going to do something dirty.

  38. Purple Dove
    October 14, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Other than noting once again that Scandal has one of the best if not THE BEST soundtrack each week. So far this season we’ve heard:

    Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On?”
    Donna Summer “MacArthur Park”
    Charles Wright “Express Yourself”
    Aretha (no last name necessary) “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
    Sister Sledge “He’s the Greatest Dancer”

    And to echo: Jake is delusional. Quinn is annoying. She needs some kind of rehab. This week’s case with the woman sleeping with her daughter’s husband because she was “bored”. Entitled white logic = illogical.

  39. Natasha
    October 14, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Another great post yet again, as always. I love reading the comments too. And now for my moaning! Scandal season four is just no doing it for me yet. There is much that I like, little that I love and lots that I don’t like. I guess because I was hooked on Olitz, the fact there is none now, means for me there is very little else hooking me into the show, but don’t doubt I WILL watch it every week still. More moans from me.

    Why is Olivia so cold? You can be professional and good at your job without being so cold and sour? You can be nice and be a hard-ass, it is possible, you know? It’s starting to get on my nerves. She never smiles or says thank you. Or is just normal for once! Even with people that she supposedly does like, like Jake!

    Does anyone else feel that all her relationship with Jake consists of is a series of smart quips and one-liners? Yawn, so bored of them already.

    I am grateful that this B613 business is finally going somewhere at last and that dinner table scene with Jake and Papa Pope was brilliant. And I couldn’t stop cringing when Mellie, acting like she’d just been hired as a new OPA, fell to earth with a bang over her killer bride crusade. Ouch.

    Okay, I think I’ve had my therapy now. Thank you!

  40. ChloeIceyK
    October 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Just realized Lizze Bear is Ellen’s wife!!

  41. IntrepVix
    October 16, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Great recap!! Very hilarious as usual. But I will always luv me some JAKE!!! I’m happy he told Liv what’s up and then showed her the door literally and figuratively. Out of all of the characters on the show, Liv and Fitz are my least favorite. I know we have plenty of Olitz fans out there and everyone is entitled to their opinions but to me, they are the boring ones. I can’t stand Fitz constantly panting after her and running on and on about Vermont. Sir, take several seats. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN OR WE WON’T HAVE NO SHOW!!!! They irk me to no end with their silly farce of a romance. I couldn’t stand his daddy, but he was right. Fitz is weak and sees the strength he lacks in Liv, that’s why he can’t let it go. She helps gives him the confidence that he wished he had. He’s a weakling to me with no backbone. But, I digress. I actually like Quinn with Charlie and I STILL want to know what’s up with Huck’s family. Daddy Pope has threatened my boy Jake so those shots were fired too early for me. I wish Jake wouldn’t have told him to shut his old man mouth..ehh..I wanted him to say something a little more forceful but he’s like quiet thunder. He plays the part but he’s just as lethal. I don’t want either one of my two faves dead. I need Mellie to snap back now and be the chick that I have grown to like. I need that feisty take-no-prisoners Mellie back and Mama Pope? She’s probably gnawing off of her leg by now to get but I know she will still get out of that hole. And who the heck is Lizzie Bear working for?

  42. MissTish
    October 16, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Jake was dead the minute he opened his fool mouth to threaten The Hell and the High Water….Poor him.