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The Last Supper: Scandal Episode 408 Recap

Friends with Jake

Take all my edges then, Scandal. I don’t need them. I’ll just wear visors more often. Let’s talk about this episode.

The Petty Triangle – The three non-amigos are in the bunker trying to figure out what their next move needs to be now that Fitz knows Jake is innocent. Second Fiddle is pissed that his old friend didn’t believe him before and when Fitz calls him Jake, he tells him he better call him Captain Ballard since they don’t go together no more as friends. He expects that he can leave but the other 2 tell him that it makes sense for him to stay in there because if he is freed, Rowan will know they’re on to him. But Jake’s petty is ALL the way turnt up. When he’s talking to Liv and Fitz interrupts, he yells “Excuse me! I’m talking to my girlfriend. Oh and standing in the sun is one of our catchphrases. Not sure if you knew that.” So butthurt.

Petty Jake 1

Petty Jake 2

Phone Probe – Elizabeth North (aka Lizzie Bear) goes to Olivia because she’s noticed her phone scrolling itself so she feels like she’s been hacked. Liv asks her who her enemies are and Liz says that as the head of the RNC so EVERYONE. Well, that helps. People do NOT like Slickback North and Liv is amongst them. “I don’t like you. You cut corners. You’re mean to assistants. You never share credit and you lie. But I admire what you’ve accomplished.” Well DAMB. Say how you REALLY feel. But, that doesn’t stop her from accepting her as a client.

Almost Doesn’t Count – VP Andrew Nichols is headed towards his car after an event but he stops to shake hands with the cooks and cleaning staff. As he’s doing this, his car blows up. Aw snap! He was so close to being #VernaDead. Whew.

The President enters the Situation Room and wants to know who was responsible for trying to kill the VP. 3 of his agents were injured and the Nichols just got some cuts. They don’t know who was responsible but they think it was some West Angolan party. Cyrus is standing in the corner looking hella shifty-eyed.

Father Knows Best – Olivia’s phone rings and it’s Papa Pope, wondering why she stood him up for their weekly dinner. Their last time talking was when he told her she will lose if she goes against him but he tells her that no matter if they fight, they are still and always will be family. She says Jake is family to her and then Rowan lets her have it a little bit.

“You may love these boys, Olivia, and they may even love you. But they are NOT your family. These boys may go to battle for you. They, perhaps, might even kill for you. But after the conquest, after they’ve enjoyed the spoils, they will move on to other battles, other conquests, other spoils. I will be here for you long after these BOYS reveal themselves to be who they really are. I will be here to pick up the pieces, to put you back together and remind YOU of who you really are.”

Rowan Pope must have a Ph.D. in Library Sciences because he STAYS reading. He is the permanent librarian and he can’t even help himself because everything he says sounds like a read.

Red Hot – Mellie runs into the VP’s office as his staff is patching him up and panickly asks if he’s ok and if he needs an MRI. He says he’s fine and she tells his staff to clear the room. As soon as the last person leaves, she walks up to Nichols and kisses him. They fall on the couch and she rips her red blouse open, revealing a red bra and they go AT IT.

Mellie 2

COME ON WITH THE SIZZLE IN RED, MELLIE! Have yall noticed that it’s her power color? It’s what she wears when shit goes down.

Takedown Plans – Huck discovers that someone hacked Lizzie’s phone remotely. Quinn is sent to go sit and watch Dan Kubiak’s move. David Rosen is escorted into SuperMax as Special Ops dude go to his storage unit to collect the B613 files. When Lemony enters the bunker where Fitz, Liv and Jake are waiting on him, he is told that they want to take down Rowan. But it cannot be in a public trial since it’ll incriminate Liv AND Fitz. They want to do a secret military tribunal (which has been illegal since 1866) because they got more than enough evidence to take him down. This plan already sucks because everything David touches turns to dust. He has EARNED the name Lemony, with his unfortunate ass.

Hallway Hubba – Liv and Fitz walk out the room and as they walk down the hallway leaving the bunker, he stops her and asks for a kiss. This ain’t the place to mack! THIS AINT IT! Hope is busy right now. She hesitates and he knows it’s because of Jake.”Is it disloyal to want me?” NAWL, President Ghost. But FOR WHY RIGHT NOW? Olivia shoulda muffed him but they kissed and I blame her for his shenanigans. She stays playing tongue hockey w/ him in the most inopportune times. They could go skydiving and Fitz would grab Olivia mid air, stare into her eyes and say “kiss me.” WHY RIGHT HERE? Ugh.

Confessing Cyrus – Huck discovers that the person who bugged Lizzie’s phone is… CYRUS BEENE! Olivia meets with him and asks why he’s hacked her mobile so he confesses about Diamond Michael and how he was sent by Lizzie. He wanted to know what she knows and he’s now salty because his ho ain’t real like James was and Ella is (speaking off… where IS Ella?). Liv tells him that she’s her client but he says if Liz gets her hands on the wrong info, it could bring Fitz down too. “Clients are plenty, friends are few. Your friend is asking for help.”

Cliends are plenty Cyrus

Liv goes to the OPA office and Huck is in there playing games with Javi. As the boy leaves, he calls him “dad” and Olivia asks if his ex-wife knows he’s hanging with his son. Huck shuts down that line of questioning HARD and asks if she got BUSINESS to talk about. She tells him to find out the dirt Lizzie has on Cyrus and he points out that they’re betraying a client for someone who they don’t technically represent. MMHMM. It’s hella shady, Huck.

Cyrus comes to OPA and Liv tells him that Lizzie Bear got pictures and videos of his sexcapades with Diamond. He’s all downtrodden because he realizes how dumb and reckless he’s been. “I’ve compromised my integrity, my family, my President. For what?” For a gaggle of orgasms, Cy. Olivia calls North and tells her that her phone had a virus on it and they’ve cleaned it, and the lady says she’s relieved. Although I wonder if she REALLY believes it. She is not that dumb. Liv tells Cy to cancel the date he has with Michael and go home.

Salty Second Fiddle – Liv is in the bunker with Jake and says the files are on their way to the Pentagon. Jake from State Farm says she could let him rot in that jail like Miss Sofia almost did and she tells him to chill out. I just want him to tuck in his petty just a little bit. Also, they’re really gonna do a tribunal on Rowan. Did they take enough time to come up with a good enough plan? This feels rushed. You don’t just take the Grand Goon down on a plan you come up with in 24 hours.

red-foxx big dummy

Take That – Cyrus gets a knock at his door and it’s Diamond Michael, who is there because he’s worried that he canceled so he did what he could to get his home address. OOOOOH. He starts kissing on Cyrus, who is hesitant and says Ella is in the next room. Yes, cuz kids don’t meet the hos. Diamond says “it doesn’t FEEL like you want me to go.” HA! Beene tells Michael to turn around and bend over. He does as he’s told and when Cyrus gets a little rough and presses his head down on the bed, you can see Michael is uncomfortable. It felt pretty rapey on Cy’s part because what was happening felt like a revenge f*ck. Whew.

Information Underload – Huck realizes that Michael didn’t give Lizzie any information besides the West Angola thing and he really could have because he had access to all his files, basically. Liv rolls up on Diamond and asks him why he didn’t give Cy up like he could have. Quinn is sitting in a parking lot taking pics of Dan Kubiak being a glutton in his house. She’s bored shitless and calls Huck but that convo is interrupted when Liv calls him too. Lizzie is having an affair and has a secret apartment where she carries it out. She needs him to get proof. Huck goes into the apartment and hides cameras everywhere.

Career Day – Huck is in a truck across from Lizzie’s secret crib with his son, Javi. The boy asks if he likes being a private detective. Huck apologizes to his son for making him leave his office when Liv got there but “Take Your Son to Work” Day doesn’t work in his office. They give me the warm and fuzzies. Aawww.

Aww gif

Shiny Things – Olivia enters the bunker where Jake and Fitz are knee deep in arguing. Fitz wants to roll into the B613 fortress (aka Wonderland aka ACME) but Jake says that’s a suicide mission cuz the agents they will send have never been in there. His bright idea is that HE leads the charge in himself. Liv says “nah” cuz the moment Jake sets foot to freedom, Command will know. Both them dudes are dumb.

Liv’s idea is that they lure him to a location and arrest him there. President Ghost says it won’t work because: “Your father is not a small child. We can’t just dangle a shiny object and expect him to come running.” Ummm… the shiny object is standing right in front of you, buster. The 2 grown children start arguing again, ignoring Liv and as they do this, we jump to Liv calling her dad in tears. She tells him she is tired of being a thing for the men to win and she just wants to not be mad at him. He asks what she needs and she says dinner with him at 7:30pm. She gets off the phone, the tears stop and she makes a call saying “7:30. It’s a go.”

We get back to the bunker and as the men argue, she yells “SHUT UP! You said we can’t just wait for a shiny object. You’re wrong. I’m the shiny object and my father WILL come running.” BOOM!

Michelle Tanner DUH gifWent Off and Woke Up – Mellie (in a red dress) has summoned Nichols. He wonders why she cares about him all of a sudden because in the last couple of months, he’s been invisible to her. “You left me behind and picked the Vice-Presidency over me. I was so angry that I needed you to not exist and I erased me. Then Jerry died and I erased me too… That bomb went off and I woke up. My body woke up.” OWWWW!!!

She asks for a second chance and he kisses her passionately. I ain’t mad at Mellie. Get some loving, girl. Your husband ain’t here for you so…

Getting Lizzie – Olivia calls Cyrus and tells him about Lizzie having an affair and how they’re spying on her to get proof. He says Michael told her AND his paid ho didn’t give him up to Lizzie Bear because he actually cares bout him. I TOLD Y’ALL this was gonna end up like Pretty Woman. But nay. Cyrus points out that “it’s always the ones closest to us, the ones who say they care. They’re the ones who do the most damage.” True story, bruh.

Stakeout Takeout – Huck and Javi are watching Lizzie’s secret lair when the boy asks his dad why he left them when he was a baby. As Huck is about to say something, the boy notices that a man is in the apartment with Lizzie. Spy Pops tells his son to get some ice cream because some grown folks sexy thangs might go down. He pushes his son out the truck and a couple of seconds later, someone knocks on the door of the truck. It’s Quinn, wondering why Huck is at HER stakeout (and with Javi). Turns out that it’s Dan Kubiak who was meeting with Lizzie. They put on headphones and hear them talmbout Winslow shooting himself.

Then, Lizzie’s doorbell rings and in walks VP Nichols. Aw snap! Nichols tells Kubiak to leave for 20 minutes so when the hired goon walks out, him and Lizzie start making out. AW SNAP! As Huck and Quinn watch, Kubiak punches through the truck window and grabs Huck by the neck. Quinn stabs him in the arm and Liv’s fave goon pushes Dan’s throat into the edge of the shattered glass, killing him. When he looks out the front of the truck, he sees Javi watching. The little boy runs away, having seen his father kill a man. WHEW.

The Last Supper – Olivia is at dinner with her father, and he says he’s glad she called him. He starts saying how he’s not been a perfect father. “I didn’t have a role model for how to be a dad and I stumbled with that. I got angry when I shouldn’t have. I tried. I want you to know I never put my job before you. I never put ANYTHING before you. All that I’ve done is because of you.” As he’s saying this, snipers are getting into place. Special Ops are surrounding the building. The President is joined by Jake in the Situation Room and they’re watching the feed. David is in the Pentagon with a bunch of people saying they will be dividing up the B613 files.

Liv asks her dad why he’s saying all that and he says “Because I want you to hear them. I want you to know I am who I am because of you. That’s what you WERE to me. Everything. And that is now over. I am leaving, because of you. And the men outside. The ones who are waiting for me? Are dead. Because of you.” A sniper takes out one of the special ops dudes from the back.

Fitz is in the Situation Room like WTF as they watch their men fall one by one. AW SHIT.

“You have foresaked me. Your father. Your family. You wanted to stand in the sun. In the bright white light. It blinded you. Those people that you’ve chosen over me? You do not see who they are, what they want, how they see you. THOSE people are not your people. They never were and you will never be one of them.”

In the Pentagon, the men start going through the files. ALL OF THEM ARE BLANK. David is standing there looking like someone just took his pacifier. He is stunned.

“A trial. An execution. You were going to let them do that to me. After all I’ve done to protect you from them… For the first time in your life, you are on your own. You think the world is so terrible with me in it. Wait til you see what it’s like without me.”

Papa Pope

Rowan gets up and walks out calmly and gets into his black car that is waiting right outside the restaurant.

I TOLD THEM TO THINK THIS THROUGH! I TOLD THEM! THEY DON’T LISTEN TO ME! Command DOES NOT go down easy. Rowan Pope is the GRANDEST of all goons. You don’t spend 1 day on his takedown plan. SO INSULTING TO GOONDOM!

Of course Rowan knew what was gonna happen. Hw knows everything. He got eyes everywhere. ANDDD he’s prone to having Liv followed so there’s that too.

And as always, any plan with David Rosen falls through. Lemony Snicket’s series of unfortunate adventures. Olivia, you picked the wrong side. You know what side you DON’T pick? The one with the bickering horny men and Lemony snicket. You pick the side that NEVER loses. Your daddy. You pick him just because the other men you know are knuckleheads. JUST BECAUSE.

But peep Liv’s color scheme this season. I mentioned it last week too. She will STAY in black and white because she’s no longer a white hat. The black is seeping in more and more.

Olivia BW

Anyway, Rowan IS the entire chess board. Everyone else is a pawn. He ain’t e’em the most powerful piece. HE is the game. What’s a goon to a goblin? Rowan Pope. That’s what. Also, that last read of Rowan’s was another one of those PREACH moments.

The winter finale is gonna lay me STRAIGHT OUT! I might just slide right out my chair and lay on the floor for a while.

P.S. Mellie is gonna get her heart broken AGAIN by Nichols because of this affair he’s having with Lizzie. She is gon flip OUT. Po’ thang.

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  1. November 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Loved reading this recap!!!!
    These writers need to leave us some baby hairs at least or something hahaha

  2. Ria
    November 14, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I have decided to retire the word “reading” when someone is getting told for filth. I shall now replace that with “Rowaning” because that man is a noun, a verb, and a boss.

    • KayMee
      November 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Yesssss! “that man is a noun, a verb, and a boss.”

    • MsTwix
      November 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      You win!! #Rowaning is it.

      And Luvvie, that David looking like someone took his pacifier line? GWIRL. I cackled so damn hard my own boss was like, yo chill. Get back to work!


    • November 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  3. Phillie DooWop
    November 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    What bothered me about Jake is that he wanted Fitz to address him as Captain Ballard, as if that were some lofty title compared to the Commander & Chief of all the armed forces. Sir, do better. You still ain’t s@#*!

    And I liked that Rowan basically told Olivia that she wasn’t a white woman.

    • KWR
      November 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      That’s exactly what Daddy Pope did! EXACTLY! I was wondering how many Black folks were paying attention to “you’ll never be one of them”.

      • tbre
        November 14, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        He been telling her that. Her simple behind is just too dickmatized to listen. She disappointed me.

        Jake is on rowans side… TRUST ME

        • RaeJ
          November 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm

          Fact!!! Yes…Jake is rolling with Rowan. He even threw her “standing in the sun” quote at her. Hmmmm…

      • carleen
        November 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        When he said Liv was blinded by the bright white light of that sun it was abundantly clear what he meant!

    • sisiatl
      November 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      “What bothered me about Jake is that he wanted Fitz to address him as Captain Ballard, as if that were some lofty title compared to the Commander & Chief of all the armed forces. Sir, do better. You still ain’t s@#*!”

      This made me cackle to the flo.

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      he was the definition of PEEEEEEETY.
      and funny how men always claim that’s a ‘female trait’.

    • blackprofessor
      November 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      And I liked that Rowan basically told Olivia that she wasn’t a white woman. – Boom, there it is!

    • Bree
      November 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      That’s exactly what I was thinking!

    • Trish
      November 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      That last line tho..

    • Miz Boop
      November 16, 2014 at 10:16 am


      “Rowan basically told Olivia that she wasn’t a white woman.”

      Now you done made me doff my do-rag & play wit’ my plaits a la Miz Celie.

  4. November 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I’m typing this one-handed while still ‘pon the floor last night. Somebody bring me a sammich.

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      *deliverts pizza

      • November 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm


  5. November 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    How on EARTH did they think they could take Rowan down?! I mean really? He doesn’t deal with people on their level like they are his peers-he deals with them like they are GI Joe dolls. He will put them in a microwave and watch them explode!

    Also: Loved When Olivia was asking Huck about Javi and he went back to Randy on her! #Dismissed

    • Miss B
      November 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

      I forgot about Randy “NEXT CUSTOMER” Finn..!

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      she stays picking and choosing when to be a badass and a gladiator…

    • oakbluffsdiva
      November 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Guess Huck doesn’t talk about his personal life!

  6. gemsmom
    November 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I am so going to be Naomi Campbell’s twin because of Shonda. And why have we not seen Baby Ella? Did Cyrus return her like a bad Christmas gift?

    • carleen
      November 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      I was glad to Cy say Ella cries when she sees him. Of course she does! She has no idea who that man is.

  7. November 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I’m beginning to think that Liv is being played by Fitz and Jake. I mean, Jake was all in for Fitz when he sent him to spy on her. I’m thinking the whole jealousy thing between them is a ruse. AND I also think Fitz is the one that sent Jake to the island with her not Rowan. Rowan said he was surprised she took Jake with. What if he was telling the truth? He hasn’t used Fitz or Jake to manipulate her yet. The truth gone come out when Mya comes back next week.

    • notconvincedgranny
      November 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Y’all gotta excuse me, my people just found me, pale and unresponsive on the floor, where I’ve been since last night.

      Anybody notice that smirk Fitz had after Olivia lapsed? Then the comments from the Grand Goon about being in the sun? Is it possible Fitz chose Papa Pope in order to get Jake from State Farm snatched out of frame?

      And poor Mellie can’t help being second to every damn body. Here’s hoping she and Olivia form their own Goon Squad to put all those ments in their place, as only a women can. Their slogan can be “G-Squad – We Delivert.”

    • Angel Leigh
      November 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Fitz was surprised to find out that Jake went with her, as well.

  8. Miss B
    November 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Jake of the Black Sea (cuz he’s soooo salty) needs to take a seat. He knows good and damn well that Liv stays falling for Fitz #PoLilTinkTink and another thing State Farm. The PRESIDENT will call you whatever he pleases mmkay.

    When Cyrus told Julio Roberts to bend over I nearly DIED! My poor lil heart cant take the Scandal pressure. This show is gonna send me straight to the ER…or the psych ward and Im gonna have to bill Shonda AND the rest of her land cuz I will never be the same again

    • Shay
      November 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Julio Roberts! I’m done!

    • Alinafe
      November 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Julio Roberts???? I don’ die! LMAO!

    • Desi
      November 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Julio Roberts is the funniest ish ever!!!

    • Whitney
      November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Julio…you won!

    • Ginger snap
      November 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      You won the internet. With Julio Roberts. Bwahahah!!!

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      JULIO ROBERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SIPort
      November 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Julio Roberts?
      He is not too bright. I swear…..Cyrus is gonna call Charlie next episode.

  9. Shar
    November 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

    You are always in my head as I watched and FB tweeted, them fools half fast plan (verizon commercial) was designed to bite them in the batookas cuz Rowan Grand Goon Pope plays no games EVER! Side Bar: Poor Mellie, Poor Cyrus, Poor Javi……..just Damb!

  10. IJS
    November 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Come on Liv… Both of your parents have let you know that you’re the hired help… nothing but a challenge and not the prize. Pops was like, make your next move your best move and you chose two goofnagles that ain’t ever won against Daddy Goon. Chile what? Oh… Wonder if the sniper is Mama Pope. Out the hole with her hair freshly did.

    Totally separate, that white cape cope was beautiful. Whew!

    #TeamPoppaPope #AlwaysBetOnBlack

    • IJS
      November 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Cope = coat

  11. milaxx
    November 14, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Was it night when Javi came back with that ice cream? How is a 9/10 year old child out after dark without his mama knowing.

    David was a fool to let those files out of his site and Jake was stupid to trust him with those files.

    I don’t want Cy’s ho’ to move up to regular bae. I still don’t trust him.

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      i too need javi’s mom to be a LILLLLLLL more diligent.
      even with the online gaming thing. like. maam…. you are lucky the dude meeting up with your son is his own daddy. smh.

  12. Kierah
    November 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Cyrus is no dummy. He doesn’t buy that Diamond is THAT into him. Diamond only gave Liz small amounts of information to keep her on the hook. If he gave away the damn store at once, the gig would be up and he’d miss checks from Liz AND Cy. This way he maintains some leverage with them both. Few things are more dangerous than an a hoe with a brain.

    • scandallover
      November 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      LOL – love it: nothing more dangerous than a ho with a brain. that is going down as a Rowaning!

  13. QuitaP
    November 14, 2014 at 11:27 am

    This episode was too much; I’m so confused. So are Lizzie, Kubiak, and the VP spying on Olivia? If so, then why?

    Is Diamond alive?

    I really did not appreciate Olivia conspiring with President Ghost and Jake From State Farm to take down PapaPope. You DO NOT put your father in jail! I know he’s the Grandest Goon of all and majorly evil, but it’s still not right. Probably b/c my dad’s black and he would given me the “you don’t choose them over me” speech too. I couldn’t cosign that, plus I knew PapaPope would figure out. I’m just glad he didn’t put Olivia in the hole.

    • Jette
      November 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Yup. Liv went against the family. #WWMCD (what would Michael Corleone do)?

      • Sabrina
        November 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

        Yes, this definitely a Fredo-type situation.

  14. Kat
    November 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    These last few weeks since Olivia decided to “take her father down” I kept thinking but that’s your Daddy!! He’s as wrong as 2 left shoes but that’s your Daddy!!!… And he’s not just any Daddy, he’s the head of B613 Daddy… of course he’ll have one up on you & your Boos. I’m so mad at her for underestimating him.

  15. Tiffany
    November 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

    They just refuse to let Mellie have anything! I need her to find a love interest that is on the level stat!

    • Gingersnap
      November 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Exactly. Why can’t she have nice things?????

      • Bree
        November 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

        I’m in tears. …but yeah, why can’t she have nice things? ?

        • November 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

          Cuz she stanky. Smellie Mellie musta scared off all the nice things.

  16. Freshie85
    November 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I ain’t got shit to say about last night’s episode other than I’m sitting here at lunch rocking the same ponytail as Devonté. Next week it’s probably gonna look like a newborn fist & edgeless.

    • #TeamShondaLand
      November 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Freshie85 – you are so wrong for sprinkling Devonte. It’s hard enough to read these comments when they are DIRECTLY related to Scandal. But you got the never to combine the foolery is too much. I am glad you didn’t say your head was gonna be looking like Kim’s greasy ass after next week’s show tho. thank you for that.

    • Moni
      November 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      *DONE AND DEAD!*

  17. November 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I thought that Daddy Pope fell for the tears a little too easily, but when he started off talking about all his shortcomings, I knew the jig was up. I have been team Daddy Pope from that first epic read, and while he is a liar and a killer, he is her father and the only one she really has in her corner. He is not the good guy but neither are those two “boys” he was railing against. I take back what I said about not wanting him to adopt me anymore because I think it’s better to have him on your side.

    Cyrus had nerve to say that Baby Ella cries when he comes near her because she thinks he’s a stranger. Yeah, because he’s been spending all his time, and her college fund, on a gigolo. Miss Baby said don’t come over here trying to be parental now that your feelings are hurt. #TheseDadsAintLoyal.

    Mrs. Ellen AKA a Lobbyist called Slickback best watch her back because Mellie and Cyrus might just team up to knock that pomade out of her hair.

    Ole Mells cannot catch a break – even her sidepiece is cheating on her. This might drive her back to fried chicken and hooch.

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm


    • blackprofessor
      November 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Lobbyist called Slickback – Dead!

    • November 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Jake’s a killer too. Why has no one talked about him shooting James RIGHT IN FRONT OF Lemony? I thought James was Liv’s friend too? And that poor baby don’t know her godmother (I don’t want to even imagine what her hair is looking like these days). I bet if we ever see her again, it’ll be like soap operas do and make her a teenager. And I’m going to need Liv to stop being all helpless and hard breathing around Fitz, I’m not here for that. He’s always grabbing at her or pushing her up against walls. She really does make bad choices.

      • scandallover
        November 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        All of you are killing me with your comments: i beg, i can’t wet myself!

      • November 14, 2014 at 11:50 pm

        I am over Jake and his self righteous BS. Not only did he kill James, but he killed those two other folks who were present that night AND remember when he killed that photographer who took that picture of him and Olivia back when he was trying to keep Fitz in the dark about them knocking boots?

        And hell Fitz killed Verna, so he is a murderer too.

        No wonder this girl is so confused – all the men in her life are liars and murderers!

        I need for her to go find Edison and have a normal life. Or join Meetup and try to find some non-lethal menz to hang out with for a while.

          November 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

          Lord, not pudding’ pop! LOL

    • Morning Glory
      November 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      This was an excellent comment, ma’am. But since Lizzie hired Michael/Diamond/Julio in the first place, maybe she is truly A Pimp Named Slickback. 🙂

      • Leslie
        November 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        A Pimp Named Slickback! I am HERE for it!

  18. IRENE
    November 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Papa Pope is playing CHESS and Liv and her threesome are playing CANDYLAND !!

    • MzBhavn
      November 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm


    • MoMo
      November 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Talk about it!!!!! All he does is win, win, win!

  19. Gwensday
    November 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Good sista, I beseech thee. Hand me a tub of your finest Jam (R) cuz a these edges are on life suppote! Papa Pope plays chess, not checkers…I seent it comin, but it was still fun to watch. Capt. Petty needs to sat dawn for a second….and Fitz…oh, fitzy Fitz. Tuck it in ya pants, you have a country to run and NOW a straight up menace (chea) to dodge! *forehead slap*

  20. November 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Today is my ten year wedding anniversary and instead of getting myself ready to go out for dinner, I am writing this and still belly-aching from Miss B’s Julio Roberts tag. Brilliant! So it looks like Lizzie Slickback and Andrew are trying to take down the gov, correct? As Cyrus said, they are coming for us. They are attacking Fitz from all sides via Mellie (Poor Mellie, I can’t believe I’m saying that) and Cyrus. Mmmh interesting.
    The Three un-amigos (brilliant Luvvie) are starting to annoy me a little bit. Why Liv can’t tell them both to pipe down and grown up. Even Liv is annoying in that she WON’T ever say what she wants and how she feels, just leading them both on very slyly, but I guess that’s down to her vulnerabilities from her mashed up childhood, as PapaPope rightly said. You’ve gotta love fitz for just dismissing Olivia’s feelings for Jake, as though there were none. ‘When this is done, you and me, we’ll got to Camp David!!’ Anyway, I’ll have to check back. I’m supposed to be celebrating my love not commentating on Scandal craziness. Love the recap and everyone’s comments as usual. And Luvvie, I appreciate your effort and quick turn around. I hope you didn’t break your hands. xx I’m off for a big glass (or two) of red wine, Olivia Style.

  21. Danni's Mom
    November 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I sure hope she had an extra pair of pants cause I’m sure those were stained when Big Papa was done!!!!

  22. November 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    “Hope is busy right now.” Bwahahaha!

  23. November 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Millie the miserable can never have anything she was put here just to suffer. Is it just me or do we think either Olivia herself or the situation room is bugged because Papa Goon know Eerrrythang!!!! When he said standing in the sun I was like Ohhhhh ish just got REAL!!

  24. Serenity
    November 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Don’t wear a visor….. Wear a pageboy. Very retro

  25. Lyn
    November 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    How much control does a parent need to have in their child’s life ? Papa Pope is disturbing and annoys me a great deal. His constant monolouging grates on my nerves. If Olivia wants him gone, all she has to do is poison his wine( that’s all my spouse has to do).
    I don’t trust Jake.
    The VP knew that the bomb was going to go off because it was part of the plan. His pause to shake those people hands looked staged. He hates Olivia Pope.
    Huck needs some parenting tips. Unfortunately, he has no good role models around him.

    • November 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      you know..
      i never thought about that – the bomb being staged.
      also lizzie kissing him.. looked.. awkward. lol.
      i don’t trust anyone on this damn show. maybe abby. and baby ella.

      • Trish
        November 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        Ion even know bout baby Ella..where is she by the way?!

    • #TeamShondaLand
      November 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      I felt that the VP knew what was up too. His stopping was too deliberate. And why the hell was the kitchen staff standing in line outside the front door. No ma’am! If anything it woulda been more realistic if he was being ushered out the back (for added security) and they were there waiting.

    • BLynne
      November 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I thought that I was the only one getting a lil tired of Poppa Popes epic rants…. I mean they all act like Olivia is the only black woman in dc with a good weave? What the hell is he so busy protecting her from?? And if was that serious why didn’t he stop her from even being on Fitz’s campaign for prez from jump?? She had been sleeping with Fitz for a good three years before he tried to put her ass on the plane the first time….. So I am just confused are the codes to launch the nukes implanted in her love pocket?? I need answers to why everyone looses their shit when it comes to Liv?? And maybe if Rowan had told her what was going on she wouldn’t have chose the others… I mean shit…. I wouldn’t have trusted his shifty scary ass either…..

      • aliviapope
        November 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

        THANK YOU! I was reading all these comments like “how you just gonna turn on your daddy!” and I’m over here like for real? Her Dad is a fucking creep. So are the other two, but he shades them both.

        Also, I need for Liv to quit panting and slap the shit out of Fitz next time he wants to run her up a wall. That shit is getting old.

    • scandallover
      November 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      how could huck be sooooooooooooo stuypid as to take javi on stakeout with him? what, there’s no danger around you huck? really? really? Because you are soooooo normal!

    • November 15, 2014 at 6:16 am

      Thank you Lyn. It struck me after Mr. VP met up with Lizzy bear that the bomb was staged. When shit hits the fan, Mellie is going way back into her PJ’s. Poor rich First Lady.

  26. SIPort
    November 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    They don’t seem to get it. Don’t mess with Papa Pope. I was stunned…I knew that he knew…but, even I didn’t grasp what him knowing meant. He is fierce.

    And Cyrus’ Ho is not long for this world.

    But, I can’t get past Papa Pope. He’s the #1 Goon.

  27. November 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Luvvie, I’ve waited until 2:53pm to visit your site today just to give YOU time to put out the recap. Now that I know it’s available I’ll go back and read it knowing good and well it will be enterTAINING. 🙂 Thank you & have a nice weekend.

  28. November 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I swear…I wish Rowan was my uncle. He stays dropping some real, “colored peoples’ truths” to Liv. I swear..Shonda trying to slick educate the Negro masses and say these yt folks aint here for us or our shenitgans *Joseline Hernandez voice* Rowan needs a book of quotes or something I can pass down to my chirren’.

    SN: When Cyrus said ““I’ve compromised my integrity, my family, my President. For what?”…my dumb ass husband yells in his most ” IYANLA Fix My Life” of voices “A PENIS!!” . LMAO! (I cannot make this up if I tried but it was in my head too at the time……….)

    • comeletstalk
      November 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Papa Pope and Shonda are here to tell colored folks the deal about the “others”. He has told her from day one “you have to be twice as good”. I never count Papa Pope out. Ever.

  29. Ms.B
    November 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I love all the comments..OMG. Lok funny but on point. .Papa Pope is KING!!

  30. paintgurl40
    November 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Papa Pope is right. I think her so called friends are just using her. Fitz uses her as a dumping ground for his sperm and to get back at Mellie for cutting him off. Jake uses her to get under Fitz’s skin. Cyrus uses her to do his dirty work. Mellie uses her to keep Fitz in line. She shits on the ones that are there for her….Daddy, Huck, Quinn and Abby, even poor ol’ dead Harrison. How are you running OPA and you just up and take off and don’t tell your people nothing? People who give up their personal lives to be gladiators and Olivia up and waltzes off to stand in the sun with Jake the Snake! Now she acts all surprised that they aren’t really feeling her. Maybe if she ate more than popcorn and wine, she can get that brain working properly.
    At the end of the episode I actually stood and saluted Papa Pope. Well played sir, well played!
    Now she talking about wanting to kill somebody….Girl bye! Daddy gave you the deuces and Mama Pope been disappeared out of B613.

    • Lala
      November 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      “Maybe if she ate more than popcorn and wine, she can get that brain working properly.”


  31. notconvincedgranny
    November 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Oh yeah – did anyone think Jake constantly repeating “you are not my friend” was a little overkill? Any chance there is an unholy coalition (Fike? Jitz?) for the sole purpose of getting rid of Head Goon #1? How did he know about the “sun” business? This smells like a Fitz-up.

  32. November 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Mercy Lawd – This episode had me shaking my head because of “ThePlan”. That wack shit they came up with . . . Plans to tackle roach infestations have been thought thru longer than it took them to come up that mess.
    I mean seriously – this is the same dude that had MommaPope locked away for 20 years and N.O.B.O.D.Y. knew she was alive and well. But y’all gonna go to Lowes and buy a few smoke bombs, some roach motels, Raid, industrial bleach, gloves, sponges, buckets and trash bags and think you ready to eradicate PapaPope. #TrickPlease
    Fitz don’t even plan his alphets every day so why was he involved in planning. He should have consulted some of his “aids” that report to him. Truthfully, what they should have done is gathered the brain trust of Tom, Jake and Huck to come up with an EndOfDays style plan to take down Sir Rowan “Grand Goon” Pope.

    I am glad it backfired cuz not knowing where PapaPope is for the rest of the series is a tantalizing alternate option to whatever goes down from here on out. Ex. Liv’s heel brakes on her shoe – the way my mind is set up – PapaPope had someone mess with that heel to remind her that he is the reason she can walk the path HE paved for her!

    • Scrappylily
      November 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      “That wack shit they came up with . . . Plans to tackle roach infestations have been thought thru longer than it took them to come up that mess.”
      OMG!!! this is the best comment yet!!

    • Trish
      November 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      BRAVO..Just bravo!!

      November 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      #DEAD #DEAD #DEAD I can just picture the three of them in Lowe’s pushing one of them carts loading up on worthless stuff for their little plan! LOLOLOLOLOL

    November 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    For some reason I just wasn’t feeling this episode, actually had to get up and cook something to stay awake.

  34. Carriecnh12
    November 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I said it last night and I’ll say it again, Pope Goon as I prefer to call Rowan knows what you know even before you know that you know, he is the whole chess game, board and pieces, because NO ONE can manipulate this man and put him where they feel. Oliva is and iodiot of the lowest order and Jake and Pitz are to petty squirrells fighting over one acorn.

    Liv takes more time covering for her clients but expects a a 24 hr 7/11 plan to take down her father to work? Ma’am you clearly don’t know who you are dealing with, and she will now see all of the ish he has been protecting her from, all the people she pissed off to protect her clients will come knocking at her door for revenge and she won’t have anyone to back he up.
    I think Shonda and her writing staff have been waiting for Joe Morton to say all of the things they have been wanting to tell white people all these years, and the way he delivers those shows me that he relishes saying them.

    • irene
      November 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      YES TO THIS!

    • comeletstalk
      November 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

      100% Shonda is reading for all the racism she and other people have had to swallow in Hollywood from it inception.

  35. MzCafe
    November 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    hoooooo- love this re-cap -I can now watch SCANDAL!!

  36. Michelle
    November 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Great recap and comments! No one made an electronic/ hard copy of those files? Really?!! **shakes head** Well, I guess Papa Pope is going to release Mama Pope for a chat with Olivia…..looking forward to the midseason finale….

  37. Absurdist
    November 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Let’s not forget that Mellie is also getting PLAYED by Lizzie, so when it does all fall down, Mellie will have a new slicked-back human hair weave.

  38. L
    November 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I love that you love Adventure Time.

  39. RaeJ
    November 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Okay…I had all these plans to leave a great comment, but I don’t even know what I think about anything. I do think there is someone that is very loyal to Rowan and we don’t know who it is. Man…I’m still wondering if Harrison is really dead. This is a stretch, but what if Liv tipped her dad off and this was a way for him to walk away and also fix things with Jake and Fitz. Who else could have got ahold of the files? Momma Pope? Man…if Harrison is back and he’s now a goon…naw…too easy.

  40. Luxurylatte
    November 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    This episode did not disappoint me.

    Rowan is king. How can I be down? Hell, i’ll have dinner on the table, keep my mouth shut tight and I love a glass or 4 of some good red wine. Seriously, that man in power mode is… something else. *clears throat*

    Lizzy Bear thinks someone is tapping her phone and so she goes to Liv? Nah… just wanted to see what Liv would do and where her head was at. Tsk.

    Yeah, Jake and Fitz are starting to ring alarm bells with me. They act like they once dated each other. It will be tragic if it turns out this entire time Olivia was just a means to an end for something more sinister. Oh well, that doe in headlights look whenever one of them gets close to her and her inability to keep her ish together and handle her biz properly is finally coming back to haunt her. I love Liv I do but nah… you can’t call yourself a top notch fixer and forever eff your life up.

    Huck is not here for nobody’s reindeer games. “DO YOU HAVE A WORK RELATED REQUEST?” “I’M HIS FATHER”. Heard the hell outta that. Although, what kind of mother don’t ask no questions about where her son is spending his time? And I was so mad when I saw that child in the van. Dammit Huck!

    The VP was in on that little car bomb bs. Oh he’s suddenly passionate about shaking the hands of the common folk and has to do it right then and there while folks are rushing him to his car? Mellie and her hormones are just an added bonus. Poor Mellie, she can’t win for loosing.

    Cyrus. Bruh. My jaw dropped lol. I have a sneaking suspicion that if his boy toy isn’t dead by now he will be soon. I think Liv was a little late with her follow-up phone call because the damage had already been done.

    As for Lemony, explain how a flock of folks just strutted out of the room after handling all those boxes and all the pages are empty? Come on now! Even when he tries to do right it goes wrong. Every friend Liv has is now set up to fail in epic fashion like dominoes. Smh…

  41. nichole
    November 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    When your dad is Command, and you have seen him reduce people to non-existence, why would you go against him? As previously stated…HE IS THE GAME!

    I’m not convinced Jake gave up his role is B613. His exchanged with David alluded to something. I said before maybe David didn’t give up the key to the storage locker. It seemed like an inside joke between them.

    Who’s trying to kill the VP?

    Where was Red in this episode?

    Quinn is back to being her annoying self. No one has time for pleasantries. You have work to do.

    Maybe Javi’s mom will believe Huck now?

    Liv should have known something was up with Rowan. He wasn’t eating and I don’t think he had a glass of red on the table. Hell, that’s the ultimate clue right there.

    Indeed, Jake and Fitz and knuckleheads. Do they really believe they could take down Command. Again, I don’t believe it was Jake’s true intention. Keep in mind Rowan talked about the sun. Where did he get that from? My guess, Jake.

    Live was POPED!

    • stace
      November 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Yes my number one mole suspects : Jake and Huck.
      Huck has not been the same since Liv peeled on them And he is all caught up in his son, maybe he cut a deal to get his life back. And I’m thinking jake wasALWAYS B613 and has been in character this WHOLE TIME! I wit you I got Jake in my scopes.

  42. irene
    November 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I hate Olitz but damn they are hotter than the heat of a thousand suns! This was just kissing!!When Fitz was talking about Camp David am ashamed to say I was like yes in my head. I think that taking them in isolation I love their chemistry its like no other.
    But within the context of the show Liv find your self respect please!!

    PAPA POPE can I count the ways I love him? To be honest I am familiar with this type of strong,controlling , take charge kind of father ( minus being the head of a secret agency that kills people to protect the republic)so I dont really see him as toxic as a lot of people do.
    What he told Liv at the table was the truth, and masterful and insightful writting by Shondra Rhimes and Co.
    I am loving Scandal season 4!!

  43. Football Mom
    November 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    This was another theme night for me – it was all about underestimating your opponent:
    1. Liv certainly underestimated her dad.
    2. Huck underestimated his mark – he was off his game. There’s no way the old Huck would have been caught by the throat.
    3. Fitz and Jake underestimated Command and overestimated their own importance.
    4. Mellie underestimated VP dude…thinking he was sitting around waiting for her to get horney.
    5. Michael underestimated Cyrus. After he met Liv, why did he show up at Cy’s house? Dude! Did you not watch previous seasons????? Cyrus is not to be trifled with!

    Moral of the story: know your enemy!!

    Random thoughts:
    1. Javi is only 13 or 14 years old…why is he running around DC at night by himself?
    2. Where was Abby? I missed her.
    3. How long is Command going to be away and how much control is he going to weld from afar?
    4. David…poor, poor David…I pray he’s not suicidal.
    5. Jake…I think he’s not going to work with Fitz for all the tea in China or all the feels of Liv. He’s so hurt and angry…a bad combination for ex-command.
    6. Fitz…he’s an ass. He really is an arrogant sob. Had they not fixed the election the first time and killed his son the second time, he’d be applying for unemployment each week and using his ebt card for food. No one would hire his dumb behind.
    7. Liv is so easily manipulated. How can a woman so in control be so blind by men…Cy played the friend card, Fitz the kiss, Jake the sun.

    • Nichole
      November 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      We could easily say she has daddy issues. But he was trying to make amends. I can’t wait until she learns Father Knows Best.

      • November 15, 2014 at 10:40 am


    • Morning Glory
      November 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Fitz and his EBT card. Tears, just tears!

  44. Lala
    November 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Why did I feel like I had been disowned? I sat there in my living room scared and shaking and wondering what I was going to do?

  45. Shine
    November 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

    this is the absolute truth (and it had me rotflmao)

    Rowan Pope must have a Ph.D. in Library Sciences because he STAYS reading. He is the permanent librarian and he can’t even help himself because everything he says sounds like a read.

    That sums it all up – he is the game – hate the game lol

  46. November 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks for your re-caps! They help me to better understand what was happening in a scene and fill me in on what I miss.

  47. Lisa
    November 16, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I just want to say thanks for these recaps. I saved an hour of watching teenage boys with uncontrollable hormones of fighting over a girl. Then we have Liv who is so easily seduced. Thank goodness for this mission, otherwise she’ll be back with president ghost in a heart beat. Plus, Mellie’s relationship with the vice prez is a sign that things are going back to the beginning. I know it’s not all about the love triangle. The most important thing is trying to take out papa pope, but obviously that’s not going to be easy. Prez Ghost will need lovin too, and that private call from the last episode is one BIG hint. That’ kind of the reason why I was changing the channel. Now I would prefer reading your review. I hate to see Liv’s weakness.

  48. November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Sigh. I used to love the sun and Vermont but these fools all have me hating both

  49. Motown Mama
    December 13, 2014 at 1:14 am

    It is 2:10 in the morning and I am cackling like a crazy woman….my kids gone wake up scared! All these comments are hilarious, but “Lemony” took me out! A series of unfortunate events; that’s David straight up! Luvvie, you are the BEST!