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The Key: Scandal Episode 405 Recap

Let’s just get right into this episode of Scandal.

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Dan Kubiak – Olivia shows Catherine the security tape of the man who was trying to grab a file from Catelyn, her step-daughter who was killed. She identifies him as Dan Kubiak, a security guard at her husband’s firm. He was a former police captain who had a shady past but has a lot of allies in the force still and started his own private security firm.

Quinn is looking through a telescope in a building across the street from the office building where the firm is and Liv is there because she ain’t got nothing to do since “My boyfriend is avoiding me.” Oh? So now he’s bae? Now that he’ missing she wants to claim him. Girl…

Meanwhile, Huck is parked outside of his ex-family’s house. Quinn calls him and says their spy mic isn’t in the kit (and she doesn’t know it’s because he has it to listen to his ex-wife’s conversations). As the lady gladiators watch Kubiak, they see he’s joined by Catelyn’s BFF Faith. The girl walks backwards as the man pulls out a gun. They call 911 but it’s too late because he shoots her dead.

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Huck walks into OPA and said all the cameras in the building were disabled when Stan killed Faith and Dan got hella alibis from his cop buddies. Liv wonders how long it woulda been for Faith’s parents to know she died if they weren’t there to see it. She seems to be asking for Jake’s case.

Do It Right – At the Oval Office, Cyrus is trying to get President Ghost to go to bed but he doesn’t want to because Musty Mellie is there. Beene’s ever-shady ass said she’s probably “in a food coma from too much fried chicken.” HA! I love he. Fitz wonders why Jake from State Farm hasn’t confessed yet for killing his son and wants a new interrogator. Cy tells him to say the word about cruel and unusual punishment (since B613 goons are extra) but Fitz says nah. They’re gonna do this one according to the law.

Daddy’s Girl – Liv is at home drinking wine (does she ever drink water?) and looking worried bout Second Fiddle. She calls his phone and leaves a weak VM. Just then, her dad shows up at her door with a bottle of wine talmbout a stressful day at work. He asks why she drank a whole bottle of the cheap wine by herself and she says she hasn’t heard from Jake in a minute.

She wonders if they talk about “this stuff.” Papa Pope says Jake reminds him of himself when he was young (never good). It would have been a sweet moment if not for his evil ass. “What if I’m supposed to be saving him right now instead of siting here drinking wine with you?” “Olivia. What could have possibly happened to a man like Jake?”

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Gooning is a Habit – Jake is being interrogated at the Pentagon and the man asks why he killed the President’s son. Silence. The interrogator says he’s also refused food and water, which requires them to move him to a hospital if he refuses within 72 hours. Jake tells the man to STFU because he’s tired of his voice and he just wants him to stop talking and wait for the President to be there.

Jake is thinking of his happy place (being at the beach with Olivia at Sybaris Island) as the man keeps asking. Suddenly, he kicks the chair one good time and the man goes flying across the room. He opens his eyes and 5 men are pointing guns at his face. GOON ON THEN, SECOND FIDDLE. Yum. That was lowkey segzy.

Leave! – President Ghost walks in to see Mellie and she tells him “Today you get a twofer. Drunk Mellie and Smellie Mellie.” Because it’s 8am and she’s already drunk. It is 8am and she is already drunk as hell.Fitz tells her to leave then, if she can’t even act like she got any behavior and she says she can’t because they have to go see Jerry everyday at 2:30pm. Bless her mourning heart.

Killing Boss – Olivia meets Jeremy (Catelyn’s father) at a diner and he’s surprised to see her there. She says Dan Kubiak killed Faith. We see that earlier, Catelyn’s father meets with Dan at a park (as Quinn looks on from a distance) and he tells him that she had a locker key. Olivia says she’s warning Jeremy and wants to save him. When Jeremy questions Dan about whether he killed his daughter too, Dan says “How many times have I asked you not to ask me about my work, boss?” OH SHIT. And then Liv tells Jeremy that his daughter is dead and he better had not had a hand in it.


Drunk and Hurt – David calls Abby and asks if she wants to hang out but she hangs up on his drunk ass. Olivia calls Jake again and leaves a VM. She says she will assume something bad happened if he doesn’t call her in 5 minutes. Huck is parked outside his family’s house when Olivia calls him and tells him to go find Jake. Right then, his ex-wife bangs on his window and tells him to leave. He tells her why he had to leave them (B613 would have killed her and their son) and she tells him to go get help for his crazy story. DAMB DAMB DAMB.

Where is Jake? – The key to the locker that Kubiak wants is still in the wind and Quinn is trying to figure it out. Huck says he knows Jake’s last location before his phone died. Right then, Fitz gets a phone call and it’s Olivia. “Did Jake come to see you?” She knows he was at the White House and he says he needs to go. “DO YOU HAVE JAKE?!?” and he hangs up. Prez Ghost says he wants to go to the pentagon when Cyrus tells her that Liv ain’t gon stop her seatch. Liv calls Abby and tells her to help her find Jake but Red hangs up and says she doesn’t take Liv orders. David calls Abby and apologizes for drunk dialing her.

State Farm and Ghost – At the Pentagon, Fitz walks in to see Jake, who tells him that Rowan blew up his car and was behind the murder. Fitz ain’t trying to hear it, doe. He tells his old buddy to eat because he’s gone 55 hours without eating. Jake takes a bite out of the sandwich and Fitz points out that he knows he went to Sybaris Island with Liv.

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Jake: “I am screwed. You have been waiting for this moment from the second I got in bed with her. The only thing that matters is that you think I put my hands where it didn’t belong.”

He tells him he’s a white hat and he’s a good guy. He says “I didn’t kill your son” when Fitz hems him up and looks into his gorgeous blue eyes. He knows he’s right.

Children Missed – Huck is sitting outside his family’s house when his ex-wife Kim comes back out and yells. She is good and TAH’D of seeing his creepy ass outside of her house and she doesn’t know what to do at that point. He says all he wants to see his son and he’ll go away and she tells him to come back that night.

At the White House, Mellie rolls through because it’s 2:30 but her hubby isn’t there. She gets all up in his secretary Lauren’s face talmbout how this is the blocked out time for them to go to the graveyard and is all “Can you read? Reading is fundamental, Lauren.”

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Ma’am, don’t come for Lauren when she ain’t send for you. This isn’t her fault.

Lock and Key – Quinn is remembering the night of Faith’s murder and she wonders why the girl didn’t run when the gun was pointing at her. She leaves her office and sees Huck wrapping a present terribly so she helps him do it. He won’t tell her what it’s for though. As she leaves, she tells Huck that she thinks Faith swallowed the key before Kudiak killed her.

Baby Huck breaks into the morgue and pulls out Faith’s body. She cuts her open and finds the key! CHECK OUT THE VALEDICTORIAN GLADIATOR.

Where’s the Real Huck Jr.? – Huck shows up to Kim’s and she lets him in. He’s all excited wondering where his son is and whether he’ll like his toy when Kim introduces him to a Dr. Newman. She thinks he needs help and thinks this is the opportunity to get it for him. When our boy figures out that he won’t be seeing his son, he chokeholds the doctor and says he’s told her the truth about what happens. Our poor Huck is in bad shape as he leaves her house.

Beene Drops Bombs – Cyrus shows up at Olivia’s place and tells her Abby knows nothing about the Jake situation so asking her is pointless. Then he sits down and tells Liv that Jake is responsible for Harrison and Jerry’s death, and ordered both hits. And that he also killed his husband, James (the only true part in all this). “My hope is that the next time you wanna chat, you’ll find me dancing on his grave.” Liv is stunned into silence as her friend walks out. DAMMMBBBBBB!!!

Papa Don’t Lie – Liv goes to see her father’s and says “YOU KILLED THEM! AND THEN YOU SET JAKE UP TO TAKE THE FALL.” Her father denies all of it like only he can, playing Olivia like a fiddle. He tells her that Jake is obsessed with her and killed Jerry so she could never be with Fitz again. Daddy talmbout he didn’t know she took Jake with her.

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“I knew he would not hurt you. I knew he loved you. Because I trained him. Because there was a time he belonged to me.” Sooooo Rowan is mad Jake is no longer his. Got it. Also, Olivia seemed to buy her father’s lies.

Quinn shows up at the office and finds Huck all shaken up because Kim doesn’t believe him. “She’ll never believe me and I told her the truth.”

Jerry Ain’t Jesus – MustyMellie is sitting in the Oval Office drinking in her boots and robe when Fitz walks in. She said she made Lauren go home, talmbout she knows he was somewhere screwing Olivia Pope. “You were screwing your mistress instead of visiting your son’s grave.” He YELLS at her and says “I was at the Pentagon trying to get a confession out of our son’s killer.” It stops Mellie cold.

Fitz tells Mellie their son was poisoned and when he sees her stunned, he kisses her on the forehead and she starts talking.

“Jerry was murdered as an act of terrorism. Jerry’s death was… meaningful. It wasn’t senseless. It had meaning. It had a point. I can’t tell you how much better that makes me feel. He didn’t just sneeze and die. It was like he was a soldier. Our war hero. There was a point. He died so we could stay in this White House for 4 more years. He died for our sins…”

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Mellie don lost her shit. LOST HER SHIT! Outchea talking like her son was Joseph’s stepson. And it freaked Fitz the hell out because he backed up from her and said “Stop talking until you can become the Mellie I recognize. Stop talking. Get your chips and get out my office and never mention my son to me again.”


Everybody Ain’t Olivia – David shows up at the White House, dronk and Abby tells him to leave. He says “I killed someone with the B613 files.” He talks about Judge Sparks and how the files let him win but it also got that man to kill himself. I call him Lemony Snicket because his life is a series of unfortunate adventures but those files made him a winner temporarily. “I killed him, Abby. I was trying to be Olivia Pope and I killed him. Why are we all trying to be Olivia Pope?”

Abby shows up at Liv’s door and tells her that she ruined David. “You are poison and every one who touches you pays the price.” Instead of arguing back, Olivia breaks down into tears and says that Jake killed Harrison but she doesn’t think it’s true. She’s crying uncontrollably and Abby hugs her. AAWWW.

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Change – Mellie gets out her smellie clothes and steps into the shower. The water washes over her and I think Old Conniving Mellie is back.

Fitz goes to see Jake. He rolls up his sleeves and punches the hell out of him. Jake escapes to his happy place: the beach with Liv. “Did you kill my son?” Jake taunts the President saying. “Imagine me inside of her.” He gets another punch to the stomach and bleeds. Fitz has also transformed into the villain version of himself.

LAWD. What is gon happen now? Mellie seems to have found solace in the fact that her son was murdered and that’s so strange. Fitz is disgusted by her in a way I haven’t seen yet. How will Liv fight for Jake’s honor? I haz questions!!!

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  1. Diva
    October 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    As much as I don’t want to say this, Jake bought this on himself. You do not show up for dinner at Command’s house & threaten him. If he had just STFU and did what he had to do, his 0 negative wouldn’t be all over Fitz’a hands

  2. milaxx
    October 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I really want Liv to get a man who respects her enough not to brag about their intimate moments together.

    Poor Huck losing his family twice.

    • JUnique
      October 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      NO SUCH MAN EXISTS! #They all brag to sum body!

      • sandra
        October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm


        • shannyn Marie
          October 25, 2014 at 9:20 pm

          Double truth

  3. SIPort
    October 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I understood Mellie. She’s lost it, but I understood her. She’s been trying to understand. One minute, she was brushing Little Jerry’s hair to make him ‘ presentable’ at a campaign event, and then he was DEAD. Boom! Mellie needs to ‘make sense’. An ‘assassination’ makes sense to Mellie. It was the lifeboat she finally found in this sea of depression that she’s been , and she’ll get in it, if it will help her heal.

    Daddy Pope…..Damn…he’s so good, it should be a crime to be as smoothe as he is. Playing EVERYONE like a fiddle.

    • scandallover
      October 27, 2014 at 3:53 am

      Exactly! Mellie needs to make sense of this situation and it’s far better to have an underlying reason (as absurd as it sounds) than for it to be a random death – especially considering that she found it so difficult to connect with him because of the horrific circumstances around his conception.

      Am I the only person now starting to feel that the Scandal I love is returning? This episode and last week’s are back on track. For the other three episodes of this season I was asking myself: what is Shonda doing???

      As for Jake, can someone please explain to me how you turn up at Command’s house and expect to have dinner without coming out with some food poisoning?! How does that storyline even make sense to the writers?

      Fitz needs to sit the hell down and stop trying to be tough guy: it does NOT suit you. It does not, my friend. It does NOT.

    • MWay
      October 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      That’s the thought I had as well… when you lose someone suddenly, senselessly, part of the grieving process is trying to make sense- no matter how farfetched the reason, if you can find one, it helps… His reaction, though, I was like, well damn!

  4. Absurdist
    October 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    And now Abby’s got to start being Olivia Pope again, puttin her nose all up in Fitz, like she has that magic…

  5. Cydney
    October 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    chiiiiile that GIF OF Mamma Dee with that straw laid. me. out. I hope we don’t go back to the ever dissolving pearl clutching Olivia, and I am more than ready for Mellie to shed the smelly and get back to her gloriously evil self. Pappa Pope is Beelzebub’s #fahver, and it so funny that crazy ass Quinn seems to be the most on point out of whole lot, and right here right now I pledge my undying love the second fiddle the handcuffed chair take down gave my life #teamjakefromstatefarm

  6. Erin
    October 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Why do I like Jake and Oliva! When Fitz kissed Olivia last week, I was all “GET OFF of her!!!” LEAVE HER ALONE!!! I’m so done with Olitz. Fitz is beating the pure dee crap out of Jake because he got some of that LivviePie, he don’t care that he thinks Jake killed his son. It’s all about Olivia, Every time he thought of them kissing he punched Jake again! I ain’t got TIME!!!!!!! Damnit Fitz, get your shit together! These last 2 episodes have been so good I didn’t even commentate on Facebook, which I usually do. And I have to watch it at 9pm. Once my daughter gets her little butt in the bed and I can really get into it. I had to rewatch it because she kept getting up asking for water! LOL! NO!!! Girl, Scandal is on! Can’t wait ’til next week.

    • Nicole
      October 26, 2014 at 2:48 am

      I am CRACKING up at you and your daughter. That girl can’t get no water cuz of Scandal???? LMBO!!! I can’t see it too. This is what shonda has done to us. Turning our back on our children.

    • tee
      October 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      These children always want water, or food, AFTER you put their butts to bed. “Mommy (I am so thirsty cause I know you’re watching tv, and I can’t…. just, don’t want to go to sleep, so I am going to ask you for ANYTHING I can think of. I know I ate dinner, but…) I’m hungry”

  7. msdrema
    October 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Great recap. Just want to add Abby got nerve – she was the one who told David to “get some power and use it!”

  8. nichole
    October 25, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I thought I knew. I really did. I thought I knew who killed Jerry and Harrison. But I don’t know anymore.

    Papa Pope/Command is that convincing.

    • milaxx
      October 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Papa Pope will convince you that water is green and grass is blue.
      He lies that well.

      • scandallover
        October 27, 2014 at 3:57 am

        Personally, I am angry. I don’t understand how Oliva can buy even a breath of what her father has told her… when she knows the depth of evil he has committed! Papa Pope manipulates. Full stop. Anything he tells you is a damn lie. Full stop. How did she buy that crap?

        Believe in Jake #believeinjake

        Go stand in the sun together!

  9. notconvincedgranny
    October 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Psst…Rowan…remember Satan? Your second in command in Hell? He said could ya ease up on folks topside, ’cause he’s having trouble keeping enough rooms ready for all the souls you’re sending.

    • jinks
      October 26, 2014 at 12:17 am

      OMG…”your second in command in hell!!! #dyinglaughinghere

  10. pup
    October 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Tom killeed Jerry per Papa Poe’s command. Is Fitz that stupid?!?

    • Milaxx
      October 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Yeah he’s that stupid

    • CrayolaGirl
      October 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      If we didn’t see who killed Jerry & Harrison, we would be just as stupid.

    • Chloe
      October 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      But Papa Pope wasn’t Command when Jerry was killed. Rowan was demoted. Jake was actually Command when Jerry was killed.

      • October 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        That is what I’ve been telling people. He got stabbed and was rushed to the hospital with Liv by his side. He wasn’t in Command but Jake was. When Jerry was poisoned by Tom (how didn’t Tom get the Cooties) we assumed that Mama Pope did that. Pape Pope has a long game playing at all times. Harrison may not be dead either. His Hot Pocket girlfriend was either hit by Tom or Mama Pope. Folks bodies were piling up:James, Chinese Girl, White Chick, Jerry, the Senator,Vice President’s Hubby. We don’t know how but it will be answered in the end.

    • scandallover
      October 27, 2014 at 3:57 am


  11. Anna
    October 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I am hella done with Fitzgerald Grant. Actually, I’ve been done with him since about season 2, but today I am HELLA done. He needs to sit his ass down and think about his choices because if he did, he’d realize Jake was right and that Papa Pope had the motive. But after that bombshell Mellie dropped on him, I think he’s just gonna be able think even less now. God better be watching over Jake now because the odds are soooo not in his favor in the slightest. Maybe we should pray to Jerry/Jesus for him.

    • mobaygurl
      October 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      *dead* @ Jerry/Jesus.

  12. Michelle
    October 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Don’t fuck with Command!

    • CrayolaGirl
      October 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      I’m so tired of Rowan and Jake.

      Rowan’s logic concerning Olivia and killing lil Jerry is BS. It’s a miracle that my eyes didnt get stuck from rolling during his countless monologues. Can his manipulations hurry up and play out so he can go back to where he was in Season 1 & 2? Not in Olivia or anybody else’s life.

      I’m trying to figure out how Jake was Command. You figure out what Rowan did and let him know. Ridiculous. He goes to tells Fitz and let him walk right out the office. All he had to say was “wait, I know who killed Jerry.” Throwing the fact that you’re sleeping with Olivia in Fitz face is sad. You got on a plane, went to an island, and came back to DC, knowing you’ll forever be #2 and at any minute, Olivia will go back to her #1. Oh, and somewhere in there, she was suppose to save you.

      Olivia needs to burn her gut and smoke the ashes because they are trash when it comes to these men. Why is she cool with believing her dad? And why did she have Jake around him? Does she not remember Jake talking about what Rowan did to him? Dinner with father makes a boyfriend?

      Maybe I’m just tired of Scandal logic because…Ugh!

      • scandallover
        October 27, 2014 at 4:00 am

        True that x a million

        That still doesn’t stop scandal from being my favourite show…sigh

  13. October 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    R.I.P. Jakes face (Oct 2014)

  14. Lauren
    October 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Abby is going to ‘read’ Fitz next episode. Also, Jake’s not going anywhere except to the hole – maybe. Foley is mad cool with Shonda and he’s a writer on the other show – not staring on it.

  15. JUnique
    October 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I wasn’t spose to be into Scandal this season. Now I’m feeling like Ms Celie’s Paw-Not-My-Paw – I’m telling God on Shonda! The hell is going on? Jake being beat up by Fitz, like they in high school or sumptin’? Mellie… po Mellie done took the last bit of her mind and wrapped it in crazy glue so long she stuck on crazy. David needs somebody or he gone loose a liver. Papa Pope can do no wrong in nobody’s sight no mo – for real though, Liv bought that mess? And Cyrus aka SpawnOfSatan reading Liv like he’s (lady screams) INNOCENT of James’ death? Chile, please. #No wine, just water. Make it holy

    • Senzi
      October 26, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Lawd knows I needed to read JUnique’s comment and get all my life back. I’m on the floor hollering at “Mellie… po Mellie done took the last bit
      of her mind and wrapped it in crazy glue so long
      she stuck on crazy.” And those “Lady screams” at the end, take the wheel Jesus, I am done.

    • Onzoline
      October 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

      This comment has me in tears…*crying*
      Crazy Glue!!! Aww Mellie!

  16. Anita Brown
    October 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I think that Fitz did that to Jake because he believed Jake and knows that Rowan is watching and also knows that Jake can take the pain. I think it is part of a greater plan between Jake and Fitz to take down Command. Although I am not a fan of Fitz; he’s not stupid and he proved last season that he has balls.

    • TheMrs
      October 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      I never thought of that! I sure hope you’re right bc Rowan is eeebil and I don’t want Jake to die and I don’t want Fitz to be this stupid. But Papa Pope made ME question what I saw with my own two eyes so its totally believable that he’s getting over on everybody smh

    • Jennifer
      October 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Where did Jake’s proof go, his folder? Why doesn’t Jake tell Fitz to look through the folder? Lord, somebody find the folder and give it to Fitz. Operation: save Jake’s Face!

    • foxxxxtalltrees
      October 26, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      I like the way you think. Hope you’re on Ms. Shonda’s writing team cuz that’s a good one

    • scandallover
      October 27, 2014 at 4:03 am

      Ooh interesting… that would be sooooooooooooooooo much better! A real redemptive point.

      Shonda, take note. PLEASE! And then give this community credit in the credits. Lol

  17. October 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I used to want Daddy Pope to adopt me and explain the ways of the world over Sunday Dinner, but I changed my mind because he is far too evil. I’m over it.

    I was with Smelly Mellie up until she called her son the Blood of the Lamb because she just wanted her son’s death to make sense. She went off the deep end, and I was looking for some holy water to sprinkle on my tv when she said that because she sounded possessed.

    I am done trying to predict what will happen with this show because Shonda and them are about as ruthless as Daddy Pope and are fresh out of dambs regarding our feelings. I just hope that Huck does not pay his family anymore visits because I can see that ending badly for the ex-wife.

    Oh, and I have $10 on a casket spray for Jake if anyone wants to go in on flowers with me.

    • Monica
      October 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Waste of $$$. Jake not gonna die.

      • notconvincedgranny
        October 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Scott has a new show in development, so Jake can at least disappear for a while. I’m hoping that after Columbus Short atones for his sins even Harrison can be resurrected, even if it’s as his eviler cousin Johnson.

        • KathyMo
          October 27, 2014 at 7:06 am

          I thought I’d read that also about him being a part of a new show but I couldn’t find the article. Is it another Shondaland production? When I read that I said then that Jake was gonna die. I really hope not because I have been here for him since the beginning. #TeamJake all the way!

        • Marquita
          October 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

          Steve Foley is a co-writer on a new Shonda comedy, but he will not be starring on it. Hopefully, that’s a side project only…

        • Marquita
          October 27, 2014 at 10:51 am

          Whoops: Steve => Scott. I don’t know why I keep thinking dude’s name is Steve lol.

  18. October 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    All that sun must have robbed Olivia of her ability to read her gut. I thought a lot of this episode was so forced and weirdly contrived just to get from point A to point B, it was a waste of about 15 minutes. I’m also a little afraid for ol’ Jake…his tweet said a lot.

    • scandallover
      October 27, 2014 at 4:08 am


      If Jake dies, I’m gonna fight somebody

  19. shannyn
    October 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Fitz is a straight up punk. Trying to do a beat down to someone who’s handcuffed and can’t fight back is so lame. Real men fight man to man and I can’t believe I’m even typing this like these two are real people. But Jake is my boyfriend in my brain so don’t judge. I love the way he was taunting Fitz: “Yeah I hit that and I ain’t shamed about it Fitzgerald. I handled that bizness better than you ever did.”

    • Sara
      October 28, 2014 at 1:23 am

      I said the same thing. A man who fights someone who can’t fight back is a punk. And with Secret Service as back up. There’s no way in hell Fitz would have tried that crap with Jake if he wasn’t restrained. I could hear myself yelling at the TV “punk ass Fitz.” I caught myself sounding like Tosha Mack on the Game. Had to calm myself down. Up till then I was team Fitz, loved the magic betwen him and Liv. Now, I want Jake out of that room alive and back at Olivia’s crib. Since they won’t find a strong black man for her, I guess Jake’s the best we can hope for.

  20. Mamatasha87
    October 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    GREAT review Luvvie!
    I couldn’t stop laughing at “GOON ON THEN, SECOND FIDDLE. Yum. That was lowkey segzy.” Hahaha! I’ve really been feeling Jake lately.
    P.S. – For some reason I see Papa Pope dying this season.

  21. Landi
    October 25, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    “Lowkey segzy” awesome!

  22. rachel
    October 26, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Why is it that every time liv gets involved with jake; it always falls short. If it’s fitz, heck it will last a whole freaking season. This ain’t right. But it’s obvious that liv is going to turn down jake anyways. He’ll probably tell her the truth about killing Cyrus’ s man and going to the island because of papa pope. That won’t be acceptable to olivia…. I hate it when writers drag this type of shit… BTW, where is mama pope? And I’m still wondering what happened to Cyrus baby. I want some answers.

    • Sara
      October 28, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Hopefully, Cyrus’ baby’s real family came and took her back where she belongs.

      • mobaygurl
        October 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm


  23. October 26, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Fitz is such a punk. Jake, despite B613 damage, is a million times the better man than Fitz. Unfortunately he’s probably going to die unless Olivia saves him. I’m looking forward to seeing your funeral plan for him, Luvvie. Team Jake, y’all. *fist in air*

    • rachel
      October 26, 2014 at 11:09 am


  24. Lyn
    October 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I still don’t care for Jake from StateFarm. He broke the cardinal rule, ” Bros before Garden tools”.
    I’m tired of everything being Livvie’s fault. From Angst Abby, Delusional David and Macabre Mellie, take responsibility for your own ish.
    Now for Miss OCP, your daddy is evil. Put some poison in his favorite wine, and let’s move on!!

  25. irene
    October 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    good episode
    I cant stand Fitz but Jake from state farm, AKA Scott Foley is really not doing it for me . As a fan of SATC I know that even with the smoking chemistry between leads Carrie and Mr Big you can still cast an actor who can rival that ie Aiden. I sometimes imagine someone like Idris Alba in that role( I know hes too big to do Scandal) but that would actually be real competition. I know Jake has a lot of fans so maybe its just me!

  26. AnnetteS
    October 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    When did Jake become Liv’s boyfriend?

    Why is Abby blaming Liv for David being a slime bucket? Makes no sense. Liv has no idea what David is up to.

    So, Mellie is no longer referring to Liv as Fitz’ whore? Now she’s jealous when she turned a blind eye to the affair for years. Also, she was not concerned about going to Jerry’s gravesite with Fitz when she was playing investigator for the husband who fell off the cliff on his honeymoon. But, when she thinks Fitz is off getting down with Liv at 2:30 while they should be at the gravesite, then she gets upset. Girl, please.

    Glad this Mellie mourning thing is about over cause I wasn’t feeling her grief. Seems like Mellie was using Jerry’s death to get Fitz’ attention and continue to control him. When Liv wad away, she had Fitz all to herself.

    Seems like Liv finally has someone to talk to about her messed up love life? Abby of all people.

  27. Caragh
    October 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I need Fitz to stop being a weak-azz…he doesn’t deserve Olivia. He just whines and complaines and says, “Poor, pitiful me.” I’m so tired of him. He’s going to need to man up if they are going to be together. Right now, Jake is The Man.

    • October 27, 2014 at 12:06 am

      #TeamJake !!!

    • gwensday
      October 27, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Those “guilt trips” to the pity party are weak as hell, I agree. I would not want this kinda man running the country. Fitz needs to go Nino Brown on her azz…cancel her and buy a new one. #boom

  28. Gwensday
    October 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Grand Good will fall, it’s just a matter of how. I can’t see his shyt staying tight forever; he hesitated when Olivia was drilling him – his tone even changes. I’m sure she picked up on that.

    Jakey Jakey Jakey – you know you done fugged up, right? All he had to do was play it cool…keep hittin Liv and focusing on getting her back out of Washington, but NAH…

    If I were Abby, I would have been supremely petty and, just to make a point, hit Liv with some 180 about face action when she started with the water works. Then text her from the car all: “Hey. Get it together and bring it back to me…”

    • gwensday
      October 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

      *grand goon

  29. Sheila
    October 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    How can anyone say that Jake is the man who whines more than Jake? Iam the one you ride and now were are back I am second fiddle. Really Jake disgusts me and I am not letting Liv off the hook either she does not know what true love is and both Fitz and Jake should put her in her place. Liv is a user and she uses the both of them when she wants to. Tired of all of the Mellie because I was not feeling her grief. If she loved Jerry so she should have shown him that love while he was alive. What good is it doing for him now?
    I hope that Abby and David can find there way back together.
    I want Papa Pope to get what’s going yo him just like Jake who thought that he could just walk into the presidents office and see him. Fitz did tight to best him blacl and blue. Go Fitz I am still tem Olitz

  30. Tbabbe
    October 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I believe Papa Pope is being played by Jake and the Prez. I think Fitz knows Jake wouldn’t kill his son. I think this whole thing hedges on who Fitz actually called on that “secure line.” I don’t think he called Rowan, I think he called Jake and this is a sophisticated way to get Rowan to let down his guard.

    I could be wrong, but Jake’s problem is not with Fitz, he needs to watch Mellie and Cyrus! Because Mellie nor Cyrus are in on what Fitz is trying to do, and if she hears Jake killed her son she will end his life. Cyrus will help because he did kill his partner.