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The State of the Union: Scandal Episode 402 Recap

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

Booty Calls – Liv and Jake go running and he tells her he booked them a hotel suite for booty calls. Do you see why he is perpetually been shutdown? He don’t know his place. Ever. HA! She tells him she doesn’t do “booty calls.”

Friendly Blackmail – Cyrus and Liv meet up and he says he’s a vegetarian (forced).

Cyrus 1 Cyrus 2

He says she looks like crap. Friends are great for your #selfofsteam. He wants a favor and she is all “I don’t work for the White House anymore” but because Cy is an evil troll, he tells her there’s money sitting in her bank account from the government already and he will call the IRS. If your friends can’t blackmail you, who can? O___O

The assignment he wants her to take is to get a couple (James and Lisa Elliott) to be at the State of the Union address to vouch for President Ghost’s new anti-gun commitment. They missed their flight and aren’t returning phone calls. She tells Cy that she ain’t never scurried of the IRS and he tells her he’ll tell her Oval Office bar that she is begging for his love again. He ain’t shit. Him and his dusty coif.

The Elliots – At OPA, Quinn and Huck are briefing Olivia. James is a war hero who was a prisoner of war who escaped from the Taliban. Lisa saved 50 students during a school shooting and ended up paralyzed when she was shot. The 2 got married and became media darlings.

Liv shows up to Alberquerque and enters the house of the Elliotts to find Lisa throwing glass at James. Uh oh. Trouble in paradise. Liv tries to mediate but the two of them throw their “heroism” in each other’s faces. “The Taliban is better than you.” She tells them to get their shit together and get on the damb plane. And yessss to this double-breasted scoop-next jacket, Olivia!!! YESSSS!!

Of Grief and Mel – At the White House, Lizzie Bear is chewing Cyrus out for the gun control spotlight at the SOTU address. The VP storms out and Cyrus says “Stand and clap, Andrew. That is your job tomorrow night.” LOLLL he got ONE job.

Meanwhile, President Ghost is sitting in his car when a secret service officer knocks on the window and tells him that Musty Mellie wants her chips. They’re at the cemetery and she’s sitting on Fitz III’s grave in her house coat and UGGs. A photographer captures the pitiful scene and the next day, her pics are splattered on the covers of newspapers everywhere. They call her “Mental Mellie.” I like Musty Mellie better.

First Lady Newspaper

Abby fields questions from the WH press about the FLOTUS’ state of mind. Liv is watching it and tells Cyrus to have Abby shut it down.

Second Fiddle – Jake from State Farm asks Lemony Snicket (David) to get him info on Harrison and Adnan’s murder. David tells him he ain’t got the tahm because he needs to be confirmed as Attorney General but he gets “THE LOOK” from Second Fiddle and that’s enough to get him to say he ton do what he can. Yes, Jake’s new name is Second Fiddle. Tell a friend.

Quinn rolls up to Huck in a plaid shirt that looks just like his. They’re outchea dressing alike now. Lawd. She tries to make small talk and Huck is giving her the silent treatment. OOP.

Mind Your Business – On a TV interview, Olivia defends the First Family with the line Cyrus told Abby when she got off the podium. Abby sees this, is appalled and calls Liv going AWF. “You don’t work here anymore! I do and I will do things my way.” She drops the bomb on her that HuckleBerry Quinn was getting it in all in the office and UOENO. Welp.

Chicken and Chew Outs – Musty Mellie is on the White House balcony making sweet sweet chewing love to some fried chicken when Fitz and Cyrus joins her. They show her the grave pic of her and ask her to come to the SOTU address because folks won’t stop talking about her being crazy otherwise. Mellie cackles and says “do you actually think I give a damb what anyone thinks about me anymore?”

Mellie 1 Mellie 2

She is truly the giver of no dambs. She laughs in his face and tells him that this is all the Fitz Show and he walks off, looking all downtrodden. Cy picks up some chicken and says even if he dies of a heart attack, he’ll be able to see James. Aaawww. Mellie brushes him off and says he didn’t lose a child, as if that makes her grief more valid than his. He makes a good point of: “Broken heart is a broken heart. To take a measure is cruelty.” Either way, she ain’t going.

Abby and David do a mock interview for his Senate Committee Hearings and she’s on the money with the questions he’s asked and who the toughest person is (Al Watson). At the actual hearings, he slays!

Huck and Quinn are sent to deal with James and Lisa, respectively. Lisa “Before all THIS *gestures to her lower half*… we were in love.”

Liv is at home with her popcorn and wine when she calls Second Fiddle. “Is this a booty call?” “No.” She tells him to come back to her place. “Get over here.” “You are not in charge of me. I did let you know that I am available for…

Jake 1 Jake 2

All the booty calls you want at my hotel. In room 207.” HA! He hangs up and we see that he is looking at pics of Harrison and Adnan’s crime scene and at the morgue.

Hearing and Hoax – Lizzie comes to Cyrus and says a friend from Senator Watson’s office gave her a pic. It’s of a woman with a bloodied eye and if it is made public, David will have to defend himself against domestic violence accusations. She wants Cy to have David decline his nomination.

David tells Abby and Cyrus that the pics are fabricated and from the time when Olivia got Harrison to hire a girl to lie and say he beat her. Cy tells him that it’s a wrap. This is why he is Lemony Snicket. His life is a series of unfortunate adventures. Poor dude. “Olivia gets what she wants because she’s a winner and she doesn’t sit around wondering if she played the game the right way.”

You had ONE job – Cy heads to a bar and turns down an offer for a dude to buy him a drink. At the Elliott’s hotel room, James and Huck are drunk and singing together when Quinn walks in wondering WTF is happening. Quinn drags him into the bathroom and yells that she thought she was doing the right thing by giving him the info on his family.

HuckQuinn1 HuckQuinn2

“I pulled your teeth out because you can’t mind your own business.” LMAO!!! They hear James scream and run out to see that Lisa has stabbed him in the leg with a corkscrew. Aw hell.

Olivia is beckoned and James is done with all of it. Lisa has locked herself in a room. Huck admits to Liv that him and Quinn did get it in a couple of times and he is not tryna talk about it.

Unfriendly Blackmail – David goes to his storage locker to get a file and he meets up with Watson with it. In exchange for Senator Watson STFU about the fake domestic violence charge, he will STFU about the millions in bribes he knows about that the Senator accepted. “This is blackmail.” “I’d like to think of it as winning.” AW SNAP! David took matter into his own hands. The Senator gives his approval for David’s nomination while the VP and Liz watch, pissed off.

She Will Not Fail – The SOTU address is that night and Abby breaks it to Cyrus that the Elliots will not be in the building for it. He says they will because “I am not concerned that Olivia Pope will fail.” Liv is in a black suit when she shows up at the Elliott’s hotel room. She tells them that they need to get a divorce and she will help them handle it so they can still make money individually.

Musty Mellie is right where we left her (without the chicken) and Abby shows up, snatches the magazine she’s holding and lets her have it.

“Of all the millions of Americans who will be listening to and watching the State of the Union address tonight, there are thousands of people whose children have died. Just like yours. But unlike you, they didn’t get to spend 3 months flipping through trash and eating potato chips.

Abby 1 Abby 2

They got 3 days to grieve. 3 weeks if they were lucky or they’d lose their jobs. And Mrs. Grant. You HAVE a job. You’re the First Lady of the United States… if Jackie Kennedy could be in a car with her husband’s brain splattered across her lap one minute and standing next to LBJ as she was sworn in to replace her dead husband just 99 minutes later…”

YOOOO ABBY WENT IN!!! COME ON AND LET HAVE, ABIGAIL POPE! Mellie couldn’t even say a word! She just looked like a scolded child.

State of the Union – James wheels Lisa into the waiting room for SOTU when Fitz and Abby walk in and Liv introduces them to the couple. President Ghost asks for him and Liv to “have the room.” He says he needs to know what she thinks before his address and at first, she says no. Then he says she owes him that. She tells him to address the fact that their family is still grieving. Mellie is there looking stunning in a red dress and looking incredibly sad. She gets a standing ovation from the crowd.

His speech KILLS because he weaves his accidental loss to the real loss of people who have lost their lives to gun violence. What makes it even more touching is that he does it off the dome, and off script. Liv’s coaching is the besets.

Afterwards, Mellie crumbles unto the carpet sobbing and overwhelmed with grief. Fitz, in the next room, hears her and comes to comfort her. WHEW my thug almost met them on that carpet. That was harrowing!

Mellies grief

Second Fiddle Beyond Second Base – Jake is at his hotel digging deeper into Harrison’s death when he sees Charlie the Sugar assassin on a hotel surveillance video. There’s a knock at the door and it’s Liv with a bottle of ’94 Du Bellay. “This is not a booty call. If I want to summon you, I will summon you.” She drops her coat and is butt nekkid and Jake can’t even say a thing.

Gigolo – Cyrus goes to the bar again and sees the man he rejected the drink from the other night. They go up to a hotel room and start messing around when Cy says he’s never done “this” which is to pick up a random dude. His lay for the night (Michael) says this is what he does for a living (sex worker). Cy says he can’t do it but when he sees homeboy drop trou, he looks like his mind might change.

Cyrus Michael 1 Cyrus Michael 2

Michael goes downstairs and approaches a car, where Lizzie is sitting. He tells her they didn’t make the sex but he’s gonna try at it. AW HELL. This broad sent a prostitute to trap Cy.

I LOVED how Abby took Cyrus’ unwavering confidence in Olivia and turned it into motivation to show that she can also be about that business. I am REALLY extra here for Abby’s newfound power (and her closet).

Bellamy Young is killing the game already this season. Mellie’s grief is almost touchable. WHEW! And I am enjoying the role that Fitz is playing because for once in his selfish life, he is thinking about someone else. He’s being so gentle with her and I dig it. I need him to keep doing that instead of lusting after Olivia. Hear my cry, Shonda. Don’t let Fitz try to get into Liv’s pants. Not until Mellie is at least on her way to healing. Don’t make me hate him!

And Quinn and Huck. Well them fools are clearly gonna end up licking each others’ faces at some point this season. I do not look forward to that at all.

Also, Portia de Rossi’s character (Lizzie) is bout to throw all types of craziness into the pot. She’s the one we’re gonna want to be dropkicked through the goalposts of life this season, I see. Chile…

BTW, me and Bellamy go together now.

Bellamy Young RT


I need to send her a shirt. HEY BOO! You can get a Giver of No DAMBS shirt (B is on purpose. Read the Luvvie glossary).

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  1. pup
    October 4, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Where…..oh where is Mama Pope?! Is she chewing on an ankle yet?! And I need OPA to get back together!

    • October 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Mama Pope is prolly not gon be back until late season IF she comes back. I don’t see where she’d fit right now, seeing as how she’s in the hole.

  2. October 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

    When Liv kept those boots on though….mmmm….I saw Jake in a whole new, um, light, yeah.
    Also I’m here for Mellie and Fitz grieving together. Maybe mid season Olitz can have another shot but they were played out, we all need a break.
    This episode showed how everyone has changed, Abby, David, Cy. I’m loving it.

  3. Kiki
    October 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

    My fave part was when Abby said Quinn and Huck were “incesting all over the place”. I laughed bc that’s how I saw it too… they were fam, and when they kissed and made the secks, everyone had the same response (“EWWWWWW WTF?!?). Esp since we referred them as Huck and Baby Huck. I also thought it was telling that Abby was emphasizing she thought of them as family. Which made me miss Harrison and his gingham again.

    • October 4, 2014 at 8:52 am

      The family is all broken up. 🙁

  4. Bajan
    October 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I’m not a fan of this Lizzie chick. Bleh. And now that I know she’s in cahoots with Andrew (never liked him either), she gets an eye roll and a stupse.

  5. QueenSista
    October 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    So you did you catch when Abby told Liv that Huck and Quinn had been incesting all over the office? Liv was all “Wait. Wut?” I was so confuzzled at that little tidbit of info. That was the cue to strap yourself in because the rollercoaster ride is about to begin.

    • October 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Yeah Liv didn’t know they were getting down. That’s why she confronted Huck about it and he admitted to it.

      • Kim
        October 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        wasn’t there some “incesting” going on the first season with Abby and that guy British guy that left after the first season? Or, am I thinking of another show?

        • Milaxx
          October 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

          Nah he was in love with a school teacher. Liv even helped him buy an engagement ring to propose.

  6. Maxine Shaw, attorney-at-LOL
    October 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I will do a full-blown Pentecostal shout if Mellie is sitting up on TV one day with a GoND shirt on.

    • Camielle
      October 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

      I was just thinking this!!! How awesome would that be?!?

    • howlingbanshee
      October 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      I will be right here for that wearing my white gloves and carrying a lace-trimmed modesty coverlet and a church fan. #ursher duty is serious #bidness

      • Flyy
        October 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        I am howling at the “lace-trimmed modesty coverlet”… you are ON your #ursher duties ma’am!

  7. La Serendipity
    October 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Thinking Andrew has sicked Lizzie on Cyrus and Fitz cause he lost everything. His friendship with Fritz, his secret relationship with Mellie and got his lights knocked out by Fritz and had been demoted to hand clapper. Lol hilarious ..

  8. OhNikkiOh
    October 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I’m here for Musty Mellie (yep, better than Mental Mellie)! She showed up! And when it was all over, sobbed for LIFE! I simply have too much attachment to this scene! #iWAIL oh…’n WAYMENT! I love how she wore her “outside” housecoat to the FitzIII’s grave instead of the silky inside one. I’on think changed them sweats tho LOL!

  9. Annette S
    October 4, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Am I the only one who is unfazed by Mellie’s grief?

    I’m loving Lizzie Bear. Cyrus is not the only political monster. While Cyrus is blackmailing Liv, Lizzie Bear is going to blackmail him, and guess who’s going to have to fix it for him? YUP.

    Abby is going to resent Liv getting all up in her White House business. I saw you getting mad when Fitz asked to have room with Liv.

    Liv loves getting sexed up on desks. Doesn’t she know those boots were made for walking?

    • October 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

      NOPE, not at all! One of my friends is even more indignant about it! I’m not here for her semi faux grief either because she kept her distance from Jerry (who’s Fitz IV, y’all, but who’s counting!) until she knew he was Fitz’s son…too little too late to love baby Jerry like you should have, Mellie!

      • BLynne
        October 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

        Thought I was the only one that wasn’t here for Mellie and her ” grief” She didn’t give two hot damns when that boy was alive and now she can barely function (eye roll) What about dem other kids she has two more what about them??? As for Fitz being selfish do we not remember that Mellie cut him off for 10 damn years and then when he found the secret between Liv’s thighs she pimped him out to make sure he could do his job… Mellie don’t want Fitz but she don’t want nobody else to have him either and I was too done when she tried to tell Cryus her grief was worse then his huh where they do that at?? Jake needs to just realize and accept that he is a living dildo and stop trying to make Liv love him… She keeps telling him I am in love with someone else how many times do people have to tell you to get your ass in the backseat??… Also this Lizzy Bear broad is already working my nerve…. and did any one else peep that she was in a meeting with Vice President smile and wave Andrew???… I hope this ramps up because I was bored as hell…

        • Unlurking for a Few
          October 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

          See, for me, that’s what makes Mellie’s grief so real. Her grief isn’t just rooted in the fact that he’s dead (although, obvs, that’s a big part) but precisely because she knows she was distant and wasn’t there for him. So now, every time she ignored him, or put his needs on the back burner or shipped him off somewhere, or wished he’d never been born- it’s coming back to haunt her, and it is laying her out…

    • MrsRony
      October 5, 2014 at 12:19 am

      Oh thank you for saying that cuz I cannot with this guilty “mourning”. I ont cur who you thought the daddy was that’s still your baby. NOW you wanna act like a brand new mama. Heffa and please. Nope.

  10. Adonis
    October 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Two takeaways: Scandal is still viable after 3 seasons and two episodes, which I have a Goddess like respect for Shonda, her team & the collective imagination. I’ll watch her dig holes in the ground because she makes it so compelling.

    David Rosen finally embraced REAL WORLD POLITICS, and threw his effin’ weight around.

    That is what all males SIMPs in the world need to take note of.

    Good recap as always Luvvie. You notice things that I, as a man, really don’t peep watching people.

    Good Day

  11. October 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I know Cyrus pimped his own husband out but I hated seeing Liz send a pro up to him for sex and secrets.

    • Caratime2
      October 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Am I the only one who wonders what this “Michael” may have up his sleeve?

      I mean – I don’t care *what* he may have told Lizzie Bear – I shole thought he and Cyrus crossed light sabres before everything was said and done…

      • Sarah D
        October 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

        co-sign all of the above

  12. nichole
    October 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    This is the point where they should call Iyanla for a Musty Mellie.

    It may be time for David to get a new nickname. He’s turning these unfortunate events around.

  13. feistyredheadaz
    October 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Lizzy bear don’t want them problems, this is Cyrus Mofo’n Beane we are talking about.

    • CaliGirl@Heart
      October 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Exactly! Political Monster. Liv is going to have to clean it up tho!

    • Miss B
      October 6, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Someone needs to tell her before she gets ALL her feels hurt…#MaamTakeASeat

    • mobaygurl
      October 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

      thank you feistyredheadaz! Lizzy has no clue who she is messin with!!! She betta come wit it. But it’ll fun to watch Cy devour her!!!

  14. Kiarri
    October 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I can’t stand you and yo recaps. “UOENO” had me hollering. Lol Meanwhile, Abby’s look and style this season is letting the children have everything and that damn MELLIE is giving us ACTING REALNESS. I was clutching my own pearls as she clutched hers!

    • SamiDean
      October 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      I read UOENO three times and then had to say it aloud! Then I was on the floor!!!

  15. Andsowhat75
    October 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Thank you for this awesome recap. Now please recap HTGAWM for me so I can make some damb sense out of that show. I get too distracted by Viola’s hair hat to catch everything.

    • Eb
      October 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

      YEEES! I thought I was the only one distracted by that wig glue shining on side of her head!

  16. October 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Cyrus’ toupee is looking better but he still needs not try to talk about how anyone else looks wearing that old ferret’s pelt on top of his head. And I cannot wait for him to find out that Mrs. Ellen seat him up! It’s likely to be some slow singing and flower bringing because Cyrus will not stand for being played.

    Bellamy Young is really inhabiting this role. Chile, when she crumpled to the floor clutching her pearls, it was so sad!!! She should have stayed in that housecoat and Uggs.

  17. Diva
    October 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Can Lemony Snicket stay winning for an episode or three? He needs it. Especially now that Jake from State Farm is back.
    I’m mad that Cyrus didn’t see Michael for what he is. Even I saw that coming! Cy is losing some of his edge. Maybe it’s the hair.
    And the incest remark, SPOT ON.
    I can see this Abby & Liv dynamic exploding all over the WH. It’s gonna get even uglier. Especially with Abby constantly trying to read Liv. That is the daughter of Real Readers! It’s in her blood. Don’t try to out read Liv. Take your wounds, lick them and handle your job.

  18. Shar
    October 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Girl, two episodes in and 1 box of Kleenex gone. I’m gonna need a case for the season! Team “giver of no dambs” Mellie! I am so here for her this season and Abby is my new boo

  19. Eb
    October 4, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Shonda should have played the Zydeco song “Do it with your boots on” when Jake from State Farm had her spread eagle on the desk! If you haven’t heard it before, google it! It’s a party starter.
    Mellie’s grief is very tangible and I want Fitz to focus on her. Let Second Fiddle and Liv be—although she’s still using him to get over Fitz.

    And err..umm… Cyrus’ new frontage hair should have stayed at the bottom of the birds nest! It’s a mess! And I’m NOT here for his old man chest and saggy boobs. No more chest out scenes with Cy Shonda…mmmkay!

    • Silk!
      October 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      I heard “I wanna be your lover” by Prince yesterday and IMMEDIATELY thought of Jake.

  20. October 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Yes! Musty Mellie is killing the game with this acting out this season! I’m so here for her and poor Abby (Fitz called her Gabby y’all)! Abby always cracks me up with those accidental shocked expressions as if she had no clues she would say something so profound. I hollered when she said Quinn and Huck were incesting. I don’t think any other word would have quite captured the complete ewwwness of their sects. OMG! Shonda got my life by its bra straps.

  21. Absurdist
    October 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I know Ellen had a hand in getting Portia this job (being that both of them are serious Gladiators IRL), but I have to wonder how Ellen feels about this gay-baiting storyline.

    • whilome
      October 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Scuzi? Have you not seen this show before? Ain’t nothing baiting or pandering in Shonda-land. You don’t think Cyrus should get down like alladem other folks? You take issue with Olivia getting her freak on and the director cutting to shady gay dude dropping trou like it ain’t no thang in the next scene? Why would anygay be miffed at that? I could see how an uptight straight would, but I stay impressed with how this show confirms and affirms the normalization of lgbt folk.

  22. Sanaya
    October 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I loved this weeks episode you can see the build up coming and I am excited for what’s to come. Abby did a great job with Mellie but I am going to need her to not be so bitchy with Liv. Let’s be honest Abby the only reason you have that job is because you worked for Olivia, why don’t you direct that bitchiness to the people in the WH who still don’t know your name. David is learning the game and I am glad he has finally figured it out!!!! Is it just me but I love it when Jake bullies David LOL. Okay so Jake is now investigating Harrison and that chick death I am excited to see where this is going to go!!! Fitz irked me when he asked Olivia to check his speech, can you do anything yourself Fitz stop being so needy and get some confidence you are POTUS!!! As far as Olivia and Jake I am here for room 207!!!!

  23. mstink
    October 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Great recap. Yes Bellamy Young has been acting her face off! I love/love to hate her! I’m loving Abby this season too and I hope her and David get back together. I’m glad Liv is back to fixing but the cases are gonna have to be better than these last 2.They need 2 get a cutthroat like Leo Bergen on Lizzy Bear(I like her tho) but if Cy does get down with Hooker Mike Liv will fix it no doubt. Huck&Quinn pls…no. And If Liv or Jake somethin about “standing in the sun” 1 more time ima scream!

  24. RaeJ
    October 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    So…we not going to talk about Fitz calling Abby by the name of Gabby?

    • Eve Tey
      October 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you! Here I was thinking I was the only one who heard that…Fitz don’t give a damb about you (G)Abby cuz he can’t be bothered to even learn your name

      • Scandalized
        October 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

        That was hilarious. And even funnier because he wasn’t even trying to throw shade. Here for Fitz throwing #inadvertentshade

        • mobaygurl
          October 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

          he was dead serious and it was hilarious.

    • Taufai
      October 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Fitz can’t be bothered to learn her name!!!

  25. Scandalized
    October 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Episode reactions:

    1) Anyone notice how Liv is the aggressor with Joke, but is all bottom princess with Fitz? Imma need her to bring that power top life to Olitz when they finally knock boots.
    2) That sex worker dude Michael….can get it. Damb his long lean physique! (side note: how does Cyrus not know that’s a set up? Like he could really pull a fine piece like that with his hair plugs and the beer gut having self.
    3) I was there for Abby’s read to Mellie
    4) Agree with the above comments: NOT buying Mellie’s grief. Too little too late
    5) That said, Fitz comforting Mellie? I’m here for all of that. He was so tender….#allthefeelings
    6) Agree with the commenter who said Shonda needs to step it up with the Liv cases. She been giving her some elementary crap to deal with. WTF?
    7) And it bears repeating, Sex Worker Michael can GET IT.

  26. Melissa
    October 5, 2014 at 4:53 am

    So yes, Mellie didn’t check for her son before, but isn’t that what makes his death so hard? She’s hating herself for not loving him the way she should. I agree w luvvie. Her grief is so heartbreaking.

  27. Lisa
    October 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Hat tip to MarvyMds for “slow singing and flower bringing”. That’s now gonna be part of my repertoire.

    • October 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      I borrowed it from the Notorious BIG. 8)

      • out of lurkdom
        October 6, 2014 at 11:18 am

        well done MarvyMds

  28. joan
    October 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    i now understand why Mellies storyline was extended in season one she and FITZ HAVE GREAT CHEMISTRY ! I know that we all rave about OLITZ but Tony and Bellamy defintely have something that makes them so interesting to watch.
    To be honest I am more interested or maybe just as interested in what happens to the couple in the WH as i am about what is happening with Olivia. Bellamy has really created a very real and well rounded character from what has being very little airtime per episode and i would love for her and Fitz to reconnect for a while until Olitz comes our way again .Any body else feel this way?

    • whilome
      October 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      I’d love to see them back together as a couple, a real one. Let Olivia lick her wounds and find a man more worthy of her than Jake from State Farm. I guess anybody is a step down from the leader of the free world, but she could get courted by a sexy ass Russian oligarch and make Fitz a lil’ jelly for a season or so. Shoo, he in his second term, he won’t even be President for much longer. What then?

      • RaeJ
        October 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        Yesssssssssssss to the sexy Russian!!!!!!!!

  29. whilome
    October 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    One mo’ thing: that stupid autocorrect is making our awesome Luvvie look like she needs an editor. I can tell because it turns “bestest” into “besets” on a regular. Betta start proofing it or it will jack up your flava (see? Just turned that into “lava”) in a heartbeat.
    I live for these recaps!

  30. Sarah
    October 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I’d like this season not to focus so much on Olivia’s secks life. When Second Fiddle said that he was the one she liked to ride in the previous episode, I was NOT here for it. The founder and CEO of OPA is not just a piece of hot meat for your baser pleasures.

    She is a capable, powerful, (sometimes) thinking woman, who shouldn’t really have the time or energy to be running her life like she has a day job at the brothel on the west side of town and a night job at the one 2 counties over.

    OAN, if he becomes part of a longer story arc, I vote we start calling Cyrus’s semi-pro Magic Mike.

  31. circa1908
    October 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

    reading your recaps always makes me want to go back and watch the episode.

    loving it

  32. Amanda
    October 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I’ve been watching your blog for a while, but had to comment today— of it all, ‘Musty Mellie’ has me dying!


  33. Carol
    October 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Sorry, but calling Jake (from Statefarm) is pretty ridiculous. I do believe Jake is the second fiddle, which is hard to watch. So obviously I’m rooting for Jake/Olivia. I know it’s not going to happen, but nothing can take away that dream. It’s also pretty embarrassing for Cyrus and Jake to address what’s eventually going to happen between Olivia and Fitz. It’s the same cycle all over again. And I still don’t understand when Fitz tells Olivia “you owe me.” If it’s because her “mother” killed his sun, then that’s a bit childish…don’t you think? It’s not Olivia’s fault. Anyways, I’m glad Jake is showing some backbone and not so much attachment towards Olivia. (even though he obviously loves her). Time will tell.

  34. IntrepVix
    October 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Ahh, yeah recap numero dos! Ooooh, this recap was something else but the star on this particular show had to go to Liv’s boots! Man o’ man they were a thing of beauty. Those boots had me at hello…okay?! Now, back to some of y’all on here dissing my boy Jake…be easy. Granted, he ain’t no leader of the free world, yada yada but he ain’t no slouch either. He is a highly decorated officer/assassin. And he don’t take no mess off of Liv. He did tell her when she called him that he was busy working and if she wanted some action, you come to me. Some may view Jake as weak or that Liv is the aggressor. I say that she is weak and submissive to him. She’s the one who put that bomb coat on with that bottle of champagne and sashayed them boots to his hotel. Booty call anyone? She wanted to feel him make her earth quake. *sips tea* Shonda definitely knows how to throw many hats onto her characters. There’s nobody “all good” or “all bad” and I like that about the way she structures her characters. Mellie and Papa Pope have my hearts for life though. I like fierce Mellie so I know she is ON THE WAY! Papa Pope told Liv that he wouldn’t touch not one teensy hair on Fitz’s head and he didn’t…he just killed his first born and blamed it on Mama Pope who is probably salivating on a chain somewhere, about to MacGyver it or something. She’s very resourceful and no one should underestimate that chief. My take on Lizzie Maguire is that she is probably working for someone higher up (Papa Pope)? Could be that slimy, big oil from Texas dude (what’s his name??) that had to do with election rigging in Defiance. Who knows but I am intrigued.

  35. jojo_gypsy
    October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I love the Huck line that followed the one you quoted when he said, “.. and, I’d do it again just to teach you that valuable lesson!” That ios powerful…and she still don’t hear him!! Giiiuurrrlll! Naw! NTWayz…Abby readin Mellie might be my favorite scene..she was on point!! (I know I’m late- don’t judge me!)

  36. Lala
    October 12, 2014 at 3:46 am