No More Blood: Scandal Episode 413 Recap
One of the reasons why I stan for Scandal and Shondaland is that their love of Greek Mythology shines through. As a longtime adorer of the shenanigans of them vintage days, I am giddy when I catch the obvious references. Of course we’ve had the Helen of Troy thing repeated over and over again, with Olivia and he “face that could launch 1,000 ships.” But in episode 13 of season 4, we got a taste of Icarus’ “be careful” lesson, and this will be the 2nd time. The first was in an episode of that name in season 2.
Let’s talk about it, doe.
Hood and Hoodwinked – Olivia is taken out the truck in the desert with a hood on her head and the Iranian woman standing across from them tells them to remove the hood, which they do. The lady tells her to smile for the camera and calls someone that they have her. Gus says it’s taking too long and Liv tells him it’s an ambush and that he’s gonna be killed after they confirm he has Olivia Pope but he ain’t tryna hear her, doe.
Liv surprises the woman and starts speaking in her language. She tells her that as soon as the men get the money, they will kill her. She relays this message to her co-goons. Gus pulls Liv and asked what she lies and says she told her Gus brought backup so they better not kill him. Gus goes towards the lady and she draws a gun and tells him not to move. Lady says her people will get in their car and Gus and his folks should do the same. Deal is off. WERK, Mother Gladiator.
Ignoring Abby – There’s a classified meeting happening in the Oval Office that Abby was not invited to and when it adjourns, folks file out smiling. The head of the CIA, Mellie, Cyrus and President Ghost. Abby asks Cyrus if it’s about Olivia and he tells her nothing. “I do not know what you are talking about.”
At OPA, Quinn is having flashbacks of Huck saying Liv is dead as she drinks. Jake walks in and tells her that Liv is ok because the Iranians dropped out the sale. Quinn starts crying from relief. AWWWW.
Amnesty Alarm – Mellie gives VP Andrew an “Amnesty Agreement” that basically says he can walk as long as Liv is back home safe. He isn’t here for that. Mellie is in her “get shit done” red. She tells him “You want power. You want respect. You want to be a winner. But it’s over. This is as high as you fly, Andrew. Go any higher, and you get shot down.” Like Icarus, who tried to fly too close to the sun and ignored warnings. What happened? His wings melted and he fell into the sea. This is a warning, Andrew. Listen to it. Andrew isn’t moved because he can squeal about their dirty dealings. “I may never be President of the United States but I’ll make damn sure you’ll never be either.”
When will people learn to not come between Mellie and shit she REALLY wants? When, Sway??
Safety Be Dambed – The Head of CIA tells tells President Ghost that Liv’s time at the White House came with really classified information and she basically has the entire Lipton Factory of tea on the U. S. government’s shadiness. She’s the Amber Rose of National Security. But that’s the good part. If she ends up in the wrong hands, to get her back, the country might have to sell its soul to the devil even more and shut down all types of international security operations.
Fitz doesn’t flinch and tells them to let him know when they’ve located bae and he cannot be convinced otherwise.
If every man was as committed to a relationship as Fitz is to Liv, GAHTDAMB. Relationships fail because people think Queens and Brooklyn is long distance. This dude gives no dambs about national security since his girl is in danger. That’d be romantic if he wasn’t about to risk the entire Republic for one person.
In the Oval Office, even Cyrus is stunned by how much is on the line with Olivia possibly ending up in the wrong hands and he flips out!
“You moron. You child. When are you going to learn? The finest minds in our government have told you what needs to happen and STILL… I built you from the ground up. You are ALL that I have to show for my life. I made you a warrior. I made you a king. I made you leader of men. And THIS is what you do? THIS is what you leave me with? NO NO NOOOOOO! I’m done. I quit. I QUIT. And you can take your flowers and daisies and your love conquers all and your hope and you can choke on it. Because I don’t work here ANYMORE.”
He slams the door of the Oval Office. Holy shit. But turns out he had just tuned out and had daydreamed that he said that to his boss. All he does say is that Fitz made excellent points about Liv being saveable. Oh. It’s like when your parents piss you off so bad and in your head, you’re going AWF on them but they go “what did you say?” and you pout and reply with “nothing.”
Sister Solidarity – Mellie has summoned Liz North and she tells her she needs to do something about Andrew. Lizzie says she can’t do anything because he doesn’t think she’s on his side anymore. FLOTUS in red says she saved her life and her daughter’s from Huck by sleeping with Andrew so she better come through with a solution. “Show some solidarity, sister!”
Caged Beast – At OPA, Huck tells Jake that they need to get back into the underbelly of the net because the auction will be back soon. State Farm Jake is all concerned and tells Huck that they received the same treatment/torture/punishment at B613. “They added a beast inside me too. And he’s a really good guy. But I do not let him out. Ever… he’s hot allowed out to play. You have to keep your guy in, Huck. You have to lock him all the time. Otherwise one day, he will be strong enough to lock you in and you’ll never get out.” The message: keep your crazy caged like Mama Pope. He says that Liv s the person who keeps his beast locked in.
Huck tells Quinn that the auction is back on. She tells him that IF they lose Liv forever, then he cannot “You may be Liv’s puppy but I’m kinda yours.” Dambit, Baby Huck. You gon make me cry. She then makes him promise that he’ll stop using people’s scalp for practice. No more blood. Just then, in walks Liz North and she wants to speak with Huck.
Liz tells Huck about Andrew Nichols’ Amnesty deal and how he’ll get away with being the person who got Olivia kidnapped. She never sleeps so she is already suffering for her part. But she is asking Huck to do whatever he needs to do to “Make him pay. Make him hurt.”
Huck says he is fresh outta that type of thugnificence and walks away from her.
Neutralizing Asset – Abby complains to David that she’s been locked out of the secret again. They didn’t tell Lemony anything either and he says it might be possible that the White house decides to “neutralize the asset.” The idea freaks her out and he admits that it’s his anxiety speaking.
Cyrus has a secret meeting with the head of the CIA and tells them that Olivia is Fitz’s beating heart and “as long as his heart is out there, we are screwed. We stop it. We stop that beating heart. And that, my friend, is what your President would want us to do if his heart was in here, not out there. So we do what he cannot do. We neutralize the asset.” I wanna call it cold-blooded but it makes perfect sense.
Abby sees Cyrus with the CIA head coming out his office and she confronts him because she figured out that he’s trying to go behind Fitz’s back. Beene says Liv is his friend and the Godmother of his daughter (who we ain’t seen in who knows how long) but one person’s safety cannot and should not precede the actual safety of the country. If she is sold, she gon need to die. Dassit.
Tie Bid – The auction is back on and the Gladiators are working on bidding. They use Marie Wallace as the name and they bid $2 billion. It’s matched by some Russians as it winds down and it ends up in a time!
Gus asks Olivia what they should do and she says Marie Wallace is tryna be the comeback queen so they should roll with her. That goofy ass Gus says since it seems that is where she wants to go, then the Russians won the bid. DAMBIT.
Abby tells the Gladiators that the CIA will kill Olivia so she can’t be used as leverage. They better come up with plan B right now. Huck picks up a bag at OPA and as he leaves, Quinn said he promised that there would be no more blood and he repeats his promise as he walks away.
No Blood – Huck has the VP tied up and naked in a chair, and he sticks a needle into his back and Andrew loses consciousness. He removes the tie and the VP falls unto the floor. Liz is watching this and Huck says “Call 911 and tell them the Vice President has collapsed. I don’t kill people anymore. You and me are good now.” Aw damb!
Gone Fishing – Abby calls David to see if he has contacts at Interpol. Jake goes to see Mama Pope in prison to see if any of her Russian contacts might know something. When she is of no help, he makes her understand that her daughter is either going to die or end up in the hands of a monsters who will do whatever they want with her. Maya says “Prescott Lake.” Jake goes there and finds Papa Pope in retirement, fishing and whatnot. He’s looking like every Black daddy when he’s hanging with his friends in some super casual duds.
The Grand Goon cackles because he ain’t been gone a fortnight and Liv is in the biggest trouble she’s ever been in. Y’all know that without anyone to read since he’s in exile, his cup runneth over with shade to throw. He goes on a rant about how people are disappointing and he is never disappointed where he currently is because he expects nothing.
He picks up his fishing pole and tells Jake that he doesn’t have a daughter. WELPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!
Dropoff – The goons are packing up to go to the dropoff of Liv and she sneaks and pulls the car keys from the table. Liv tries to run out when they aren’t watching and Gus stops her with a slap. FAIL. WEAK.
Abby walks into the CIA building and says she needs to speak with the Director but since she ain’t got an appointment, no dice. She calls Cyrus’ phone and he’s in a room with the Director and others, tracking the vehicle with Liv in it.
The car comes to a stop, ready for the exchange and they bring Olivia out of the truck with the hood over her head. CIA is ready to fire missiles and Cyrus wants them to wait. Beene tells them to zoom in on the meet. Director of CIA wants them to fire but he tells them TO HOLD. He knows one of the Russians. Gus removes Liv’s hood and she walks towards the Russians. Who is it???
STEPEHN FINCH. Season 1. Gladiator. AW SNAPPPPP! And now he has a beard which makes him much hotter. I’m a sucka for beards.
Olivia takes the gun from Stephen’s hand and turns around and shoots Gus in the kneecaps. She runs towards him and kicks him several times until Steven comes to get her. She had a Miss Sofia moment.
Once A Gladiator – In Cyrus’ office, he pours Abby a drink and she says she remembered that Stephen worked at Interpol and thought to track him down. He came to Liv’s rescue because “Once a gladiator, always a gladiator.” Red points out that Beene almost killed Liv but she understands because it is true that the fate of ome person should not crumble the Republic.
Stephen escorts Olivia to a waiting helicopter where she thanks him for calling in a favor with a Russian gang to save her. She wants him to come back to Washington with her to resume his Gladiator duties but he’s happy where he is (and he probably knows that bad things come with working with Liv).
Icarus Falls – Mellie passes Liz North in the White House hallway and they give each other a slight nod as news reports talk about how VP Andrew Nichols has suffered a massive stroke. Mellie goes to see a debilitated VP in the hospital and says “you brought this on yourself.” COLD-BLOODED. DON’T COME FOR MELLIE! Especially when she’s wearing a red dress.
Glass and Confusion – Olivia is in a room being interviewed by the CIA’s director and when she picks up a glass of water, her hand shakes as she has flashbacks of the last time she was holding such a glass (when Ian made her record that video). Poor thing had to stop the interview.
Quinn and Jake escort Liv home and when the elevator door opens, she pauses before stepping out. She looks across the hall at the door of her next door neighbor (RIP Alma Mae Jenkins). Inside Liv’s apartment, Huck is adding an 4 extra locks, which he shoulda BEEN done 4 seasons ago so her house won’t be treated like the neighborhood Whole Foods.
Jake wants to stay the night so she isn’t alone but Liv’s stubborn ass tells him she just wants to sleep. Huck gives her a huge hug. OMG. Love. See, Daddy? Thugs have souls too. Right after the Gladiators leave, Fitz shows up, looking all tortured.
He asks if they hurt her and she ain’t tryna talk about it. She tells him she wasn’t raped and then she lets his ass HAVE it.
“You WERE the President you were meant to be. And then when the true test came along when I was taken because of you YOU go to war? You sent thousands of innocent soldiers into harms way. Some of them to their deaths for ONE person…You didn’t save me. I’m on my own!”
She throws something small and metal at him and she opens the door to show him out. What she threw at him were rings.
I just need to say WTF, OLIVIA?!? The first thing you do to the man who went to war for your ass is tell him he basically sucks as the ruler of the free world because he went to war for you. Gahtdamb. I mean, yes it’s a fantastic and valid point but coming from her is a dropkick to the chest for President Ghost. It’s not her fault. People have been doing matrix backbends of life for her behalf since she was young so she is all spoiled. You wake up out your sleep to come get me at the airport after a late flight and you’re probably gon get fresh breakfast the next morning. This man went to fucking WAR for you and all you can do is cuss him out? SHEESH!
Liv is just so stubborn, though. Sheesh! The next 3 episodes should be dedicated to her laying on a therapist’s couch because homegirl won’t ever let herself sit in feelings. She was just kidnapped and she came out swinging. Bish, you better cry a little.
Speaking of, it was good seeing Stephen! I was hoping he’d stay. I’m hoping that in an episode or two, he shows up at OPA offices saying he changed his mind and that he’s back (and keeps the beard).
Anywho, Mellie’s red dress always mean some shit will get done. I expect to be seeing her in it more now that Mellie for President is definitely happening.
Oooo and I gotta say. Papa Pope’s “I don’t have a daughter” was a WOW moment for me. WOW. I have been saying all along that if Liv is in clear danger, he would always save her. I was wrong. He was good and fed up and didn’t even give it the time of day. A small part of me is still wondering if he pulled some strings he won’t admit to save her. HOPE! Don’t leave!
But shoutout to YALL for calling this ending last week.
GLADIATORS roar in comments!
Oh and guess what????
I walked up to Shonda Rhimes at Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and said “Hi I’m Luvvie.” She replied “Awesomely Luvvie? OMG I LOVE YOU. Your tweets are so funny! I’m kinda star-struck.” And then we took a selfie (view it on my Instagram). You Guise. What. Is. Life??????
Guess who I met today at #EssenceBWIH? @Luvvie!
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 20, 2015
Yes. I am still dead.
Chile Liv can’t be out here trying to have Jake kill Papa Pope then have Jake come to him when she get kidnapped. Nawl. Papa Pope was like keep it cute.
“When, Sway?” and “Lipton Factory of tea” had me absolutely WEAK! I love these recaps!
But when papa pope asked if she scratched his records doe… LOL
Papa Pope know Live can’t have nice things.
I completely missed the Stephen comment last week so this was a total and delightful surprise! Man is FAHN with that facial hair.
Olivia was heartless in that last scene. Correct but heartless. Fitz’s soul and aura broke in a million pieces.
I’m just glad that storyline is over because I wasn’t feeling it. It took the cake on unbelievable.
Am I the only one not seeing Luvvie’s Instagram photo?
Luvbug, I wish you recapped HTGAWM cause last night… hunty!
See I don’t think Liv was correct. She threw a lot of shit in old boy’s face that he did NOT ask for. To paraphrase:
1) “I rigged an election for you!” Well good for you Liv, but he didn’t ask you to and when he found out he dumped your ass for trying to ‘fix’ him.
2) “I didn’t do all this for you to be a useless President.” Umm…as he pointed out he tried to give up the POTUS and his wife for her on several occasions and she said Naw. So the reason she was an effective bargaining chip for him is actually her fault. If she had taken Vermont when it was offered to her on a silver platter instead of putting his presidency (the one he actually didn’t want because he didn’t even fill out the papers for re-election until she pushed him), then she never would have been in the position in the first place.
So all in all, she came across as a spoiled brat lashing out at him for her own shortcomings in that scene.
all that said, I so ship her and Stephen now after their 2 mins of touchy feely together. I really hope he comes back and makes her forget about Pres. Ghost and State Farm.
Muppet I co-sign with EVERYTHING you said I was thinking the same thing He NEVER asked her for any of that stuff and all he ever wanted was her and her love. She got on my last good nerve with that speech… Got folk running around to save her behind and what not…. Cyrus said in season one “We are the one’s who chop people into bloody pieces because Fitz can’t do it if he did we wouldn’t worship at his alter” So I am done with it all and I am moving on to HTGAWM bc Scandal done pissed me off for good!!
But I was screaming like a fool when Steven appeared on the scene!!!
Yes. For sure. All those same thoughts ran through my head. Like say thank you at least. Dayum. I was hurt for him. She needed to lash out but geez. He moved earth for you! Wrong yes, but still….
And also I don’t think he was going to go war at first but after he talked to Mellie and she was like “All this had better not be for cheap thrills” He changed his mind I think he was going to let her die before Mellie was like do what you have to do. Anyway when I look at Fitz all I see is someone who just wants to be loved and is constantly rejected and belittled by his need for it.. His father, Mellie and now Liv… I think this is really gonna change his personality for good…. I hope he at least tries to stand up for himself… I also like the way him and Mellie are acting towards each other now.
All I know is Stephen is bae. I would say the same about Huck ‘cept he’s too “crazy eyes” for me.
Shout out Luvvie’s gladiators who thought Stephen would save the day. I thought y’all were on some “I see dead people” stuff but you were right.
I rock with Daddy Pope for that realness. She likedtohadkilt him SOoooooo…Olivia Who?! Good thing she did put her eggs in the Fitz basket because aint nobody riding for her like that.
I’ll be needing Miss Mellie to start holding classes for ‘women who have been dealt tough cards but still want to rise’. Mama is fierce as heck.
Olivia stays running her mouth in the weirdest ways. Girl, you should be handing out wet kisses to all these people who have been fighting demons and butthurt vice presidents to get you back alive.
Papa Pope basically looked at Jake and said “Nah.” LOL But as for Liv being “ungrateful” that wasn’t it at all. For all she suffered, went against her own values and all that they lost in the process to elect and keep that man POTUS (not the LEAST was the death of his firstborn) how DARE he dishonor her by trying to save her. ESPECIALLY when it was no secret that she was NEVER supposed to return home alive. They could have lost that first election for all that. But since Liv is Liv, she’ll be back in his arms again in no time. I was pleased as PUNCH though that and OG Gladiator brought her home. She was right, she was on her own, Fitz didn’t rescue her at all.
Dollars to doughnuts, Stephen returns. They gave us that foreshadowing last week when Baby Huck was sitting in his office, which he, then Harrison vacated. He’s coming back. We need his #backstory. Since he said Liv saved him so long ago, NOW WE HAVE TO HEAR ALL THE DETAILS. Plus, the same crackling energy they had in S1 is even hotter now. Maybe it’s the beard. Anyway, I’ve been waiting for this moment, yo. HE GOTTA COME BACK.
She was justified in her anger and disappointment. She was always against him going to war. And Liv really did save herself. He didn’t save her. It was her Gladiator team that she built that did it. I am kind of wondering, tho, how come Mama Goon couldn’t pull something out of the hat.
Lastly, please know that the reason her hand was trembling when she was being debriefed by CIA is that she was about to lie to them. They asked her whether she said anything to them to reveal any connex and she said, very early on, that the POTUS would rescue her if anything happened to her. So yeah. That was a poor decision. She never revealed that to CIA. That’s coming back to bite her in the arse…
Shonda is good for having her actors return for brief pit stops. Before Stephen it was Isaiah Washington popping back into Grey’s Anatomy. If Henry Ian Cusick is doing okay on The 100 he should stay there. Just every now and again he could collaborate with Liv and the Gladiators.
Olivia’s rant confused me especially since she kept boasting to Ian (before she found out he was Ian )that the president would do anything to find her . So I was really annoyed that she would be mad. But I get it … Because Although I love Olivia The taxpayer in me was low key upset he sent soldiers to war over a side piece … I was like “man if Barack ever….”
“If Barrack ever…”
Me and you both Silas!!! “The taxpayer in me…” #done
I love EVERYTHING Luvvie brings out in us!!
My heart broke for president ghost. She did not have to epic read him like that. I told err body that papa pope was not going to pull out his captain save a hoe cape for Olivia.
I stand and slow clap……and then everyone joins in. FOR ABBY, She is the REAL MVP here . Yeah Stephen executed but all was sent in motion by Abby. SHE HANDLED IT and she didn’t have a quarter of the info.
CO-SIGN!!! Folks calling Liv ungrateful, but the two sides trying to get her back were her own Gladiators. All Fitz had was a missile-happy CIA director and “save the Republic” chief of staff. Abby took care of Liv. #TeamRed4Life
Yessssssss to this whole comment! As much as I couldn’t stand her when Scandal started, Abby has became my new favorite.
YES! and Abby ensured that Liv was safe because this way the only people bidding for her were gladiators.
YES!!! ABBY is the real gladiator!
The echo I heard at the end of the show “you didn’t save me.”
That’s what Liv has wanted from Fitz. For him to save her. And he didn’t. Couldn’t. (Cause he didn’t have enough bank…side-eye)
Her gladiators saved her. That’s her real family.
Loved the review! I definetly hope Stephen will make some more appearances. Also congratualtions on finally meeting the queen.
It’s funny. When Rowan fully rejected his baby, she fully embraced him. She didn’t sound like ANYONE else but him when she was cussing Fitz out.
I jumped on the Scandal bus kinda late. So sometimes, these episodes go over my head. But when Sister Luvvie publishes these here cliff notes, I knowed there was a God.
But really Luvs . . .can we talk for a moment about YOU Please?
Seriously . . . do you truly understand how blessed you are? You make hundreds of thousands of people laugh hysterically each and every day. You know that saying that goes, “laughter is the best medicine?” Well . . .I’m here to tell you – that is 10000% true ’cause I had the doctor write me plenty of ‘scriptions with refills. You are a mess and I love you for it.
But anywhoo – I’ve been peeped your IG feed and your tweets over the past 24 hours or so. You basically accomplished half the things on my bucket list in one day. You have not only met all of the most of the female superheroes of our time – but they all knew you and acknowledged your gift.
HOW FREAKIN’ AWESOME IS THAT? For real tho’.
Luvvie . . .Words can’t accurately describe how happy I am for you. The Ava and the Mara Brock Akil pic made me smile – but Shonda experience recap literally made me yell out loud.
The past couple of years have been an incredible journey for you. I’m glad that I’ve been fortunate enough to witness it.
Don’t ever stop.
I absolutely agree…Luvvie is doing her thang and being recognized and rewarded for the excellence she displays in her writing and wit.
Luvvie, I too am excited for you!
What beautiful, heart-warming words Kesha Monk. I was crying and I ain’t even Luvvie! xxx
I see you Luvvie on the color purple reference “see daddy? Thugs have souls too”!!!! Yes!!! Love how all of them got back to proper gladiating for their girl…Abby, Huck, baby Huck and even Lemony! And Yes to Stephen … Omg Fahn ain’t even enough to describe him!!! Anyhoo, this episode made me recommit to Scandsl bc I was about to quit Shonda for real.
Had it been me, I’d be borrowing “Boo Boo ” Kitty’s bib and thanking everyone who thought my life was worth saving.
This episode gave me LIFE!
– Stephen could definitely get it with that beard. Good job people who predicted his return. I even rewatched the first episode because I BELIEVED in it!
– Nellie and Liz teaming up was everything. These two have so much tea about each other that they need to be running mates when Nellie runs for president. #YouHeardItHereFirst
– Papa Pope basically told Olivia “You gone learn TODAY!” And since she acted all funny at their last meeting, I’m kinda glad he stuck to his guns, goon or not. She’s spoiled. I’m a parent. I understand.
– I bout died when Luvvie said Huck should put them locks up 4 seasons ago because errbody has been in her apartment. Errbody. And if she is being sold to international goons for 2 damn billion dollars, she needs to consider better security at her damb house.
LOVED that Shonda used so much dialog from the first season. I remembered Stephen dating a school teacher and wanting to propose. I even remember Liv getting him the engagement ring and encouraging him to try for a normal life. It was nice to hear these 2 discussing those things.
Liv and Mellie – the presidential ticket. Those two heffas get the big picture – we both suffered interminable indignities for your bitch Fitz ass, and this is what you do? Man, you are too weak to change my tampons.
Love your reviews!!
Everything that Liv said was right and justified. Although I don’t think she should have burned that bridge so swiftly, Fitz needed to hear that and I’m glad they are over. Love Stephen and I hope he comes back for a little and keeps that facial hair!
+ Abby is def the real MVP. Everybody shut her out and she came out on top as the one to save her friend.
I just gave Abby 50 points in this episode! The only one who actually did something to get Liv home.
Love you, Luvvie. You are so talented and I’m so happy that you are getting the recognition that you deserve.
Please keep the commentaries coming.
Can you do HTGAWM?
Patrice!!! Hey girl!
“See Daddy, Thugs have a soul too”! Shoutout to The Color Purple and Suge Avery!! Too Funny! Don’t be fooled, Papa Pope had something to do with her kidnapping and saving… Lesson learned? Huck is the Boss of psychotic Goons and We love him!! Didn’t really care for Steven of Season One, don’t care for him now. Mellie is #bosslady!! Bye Ghost! Liv, call Dr Phil, Dr Oz (for no reason) and Ms Cleo (for future baes). She will need a family discount rate because all of the Popes need therapy and we love them still!!
Songs For Olivia As She Comes To Herself:
1) I go to the ROCK-Whitney Houston
2) Thriller-Michael Jackson
4).Remember What I Told You To Forget- (I forgot who made it lol)
5).Nothing Can Come Between Us-Sade’
Remember What I Told You To Forget – Four Tops
I have pissed off my own father a few times, so I know that look but sheesh. Daddy Pope was out there listening to Lattimore sanging “My Give a Damn Gave out a Long Time Ago.” He’ll come back around eventually though. He just needs to make her suffer for a bit.
And can we talk about those hot azz boots she was wearing when she tried to kick the dog crap out of Gus? I was like no mam, do not break a heel when you have more bullets in the chamber.
I am so glad that Andrew got dealt with because he was way too smug. I loved when Mellie rolled up on him at the hospital channelling Mr. Big from that R. Kelly Video “I did this to you!” lol
But Cyrus Beene, that low down dirty monkey with a wig on, needs to be gotten together and soon. How many times now has he tried to kill or ruin Olivia? And after she just saved his reputation with that sham marriage to his rent a dude?
U r to funny dirty monkey with a wig!
Mr. Bigs ..Look at me…LOOK AT ME……I did this to YOU!
I need Abby Cadabby to go back to OPA, and burn Cyrus on the way out the door – I get his point of how dangerous Liv could be in the wrong hands, but he really bought into the CIA’s 30% estimate of survival on a rescue attempt? That CIA Director didn’t want Liv to survive, period. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It didn’t seem like hey we’re exploring any alternatives – Let Fitz deal with his vicious ass.
Quinntastic handcuffed my Huckleberry, but he’s allowing it because she was right when she said that she was “his puppy”. He knows that she will ride out for him, so he is gonna try his damnedest to behave.
Maya need to dismantle that new big screen tv she got and bust out. I don’t like her behind bars. Maybe she will be the one to give Daddy Byron some much-needed Act Right.
State Farm don’t know it yet, but he already lost. When Steven comes back… his heart is dust beneath Liv’s heels. Whoops…
I’m glad this story arc is over. Damned near had me ready to write ShondaGirl a strongly-worded letter. I know that trials and tribulations bring out the worst in people, but some of these folks been here before. They shouldn’t be acting like they ain’t never seen the outside world or like those idiots on Wheel of Fortune that be missing the Puzzles that are only missing one non-essential letter.
I thought Liv should have sprinkled a little sugar on her delivery of the rant she laid on Fitz.
Yay for Abby
Yes for Mellie
And Yassssssss to Stephen and the beard.
Sooooo…anyone else see Anna Mae get her edges snatched clean off by Momma Cicely Tyson? Man!!!
I am so over Olivia Pope how are folks saying they agree with her rant towards Prez Ghost….. This is a man that would do anything for her and she knows that. And he never asked her to do all of that stuff for him. All he asked her is did she think he would make a good president and then she cyrus and mellie took it upon themselves to rig the election and then lie, cheat and steal to keep him in office. And when he found out what they did he was rightly pissed and upset but she wanted to be forgiven like she didn’t just cheat an entire country out of their voting rights… So Liv needs to STFU and have a sound seat in the time out chair… Fitz did everything to prove to her that all he wanted was her he did not want to be the leader he wanted to give up from jump.. He let Mellie get on live television and tell all they business he built her a house and oh yeah he tried to murk himself when she took off for the second time without a trace. Also who in the hell does Liv call whenever her ass needs a favor?? which is all the damn time she stay asking Fitz to break the law for her ( Mama Pope anyone). I know that she is probably suffering from major PSTD but I am so over her and her nonsense.
Can I sit next to you? Cause it’s how I feel too. Fitz ain’t asked you for alla dat Miss Pope! He just wanted you, Vermont and some damn jam and you being all kinds of mean and rude.
I need OPA to go back to fixing other people’s scandals cause Liv is irking me so much that Scandal has dropped a few notches on my favourite show listing. HTGAWM and Empire anyone?
You sure can sit next to me and we can leave the BS of Scandal behind and focus on HTGAWM!
I am so with you while Liv was ranting at Fitz I was screaming at my tv yelling he did not ask you to do any of those things. Fitz should have told Liv to go straight to hell because she was full of s—-! Liv is nothing but a spoiled brat who likes to hear herself talk. I was yelling you are better off without her she has become a hoe sleeping with one man and then another. FORGET HER! Try to repair your relationship with Mellie the real woman of the two.
Completely agree! Olivia sure sleeps okay at night not dwelling on the innocent folks that were killed during the whole Defiance election rigging scandal she was part of. All hands on deck trying to save her while poor Harrison went missing and dumped in the desert as bird food while she was getting laid on the beach. Fitz may have not made the best decision but he loves her and was her ride or die man while everyone else would have just let her die for the Republic. SMH!
Totally agree. I knew Liv was going to punish Fitz for going to war to save her because that’s what she does. I am so tired of her. If he hadn’t tried to save her she would have been crying that he left her all alone, like she did in the hospital after Jake gave her a concussion.
Liv was mean and unnecessarily cruel to Fitz. She does need to lay on someone’s couch. She just confirmed Fitz’ worst fear, which was stated by Big Gerry, that he is not good enough to be the POTUS. She was the one who always built him up when he was in doubt. Now she has eviscerated him. I know she’s traumatized, but this is Liv being the selfish person she’s always been. She might also be trying to distance herself from Fitz to protect him since she spilled the beans while hostage. All roads lead to Fitz.
Everyone wants to use Fitz to fulfill their personal ambitions. None, including Liv, thinks he is good enough because all he really wants is to live the life he wants with the woman he loves.
Wonder who Fitz is going to appoint as VP now that Andrew is drooling into his bouquet? If he appoints Mellie and is then impeached for endangering troops to rescue his mistress, Mellie can become president. Fitz can then go to Vermont and make jam with Baby Teddy, and then we all can be put out of this misery called Scandal.
Wonder how many times Cyrus is going to try to have Liv killed? According to my stats sheet this is #2.
I so agree with you. I was so upset with Olivia for that rant with Fitz. I’m a Fitzaholic so Olivia really should STFU.
I remain proud of you Luvvie
“Relationships fail because people think Queens and Brooklyn is long distance.”
As a New Yawka- and a Brooklynite- I…m’aam…am guilty of this. Bloop!
But honestly though. That’s a long ass bus and train ride. Especially when the weather is negatory outside.
Abby is definitey the Real MVP. Papa Pope gave all of his dambs away then burned the residue. Momma Pope seemed to be lacking ingenuity but ultimately since Stephen was the rescuer I guess she had to. Glad Huck and baby Huck are calming down. Mellie is a boss regardless to what she goes thru. Andrew got what he was looking for coming for Mellie when she ain’t sent for him. Cyrus is that home girl u love to pieces cuz she cool as hell but u betta Neva trust that hoe! Liv… Liv… Liv. Y u so ungrateful. Accurate but ungrateful. U build that man up then when u need to let off some PTSD steam u tear him down in a way no 1 else can. He just wanted to hold BAE again and make sure u were alright. Then u go on this monumental rant that could spoil anybody’s wet dream. Tsk tsk tsk. You gone pay for that. U see how he acting after he found out u rigged the election. #ColdWorld
I agree with your closing comments about Liv. A ” ‘preciate it” could have been thrown in there before she ripped him a new one. Let’s hope it’s PTSD or sumthin. Geez.
Why do people think Mellie is a boss when she does nothing but talk? She did not even know how to handle Andrew and ran to Fitz and Lizzie to save her from Andrew ruining her reputation. That is not boss behavior. Mellie is a talker not a doer.
Huck was going to handle Andrew after he saved Olivia anyway. So really Andrew was a dead man walking due to Olivia being kidnapped not Mellie and Lizzie.
There is no way in hell Mellie can be President even in Shondaland. She has no social activist, political office experience or business expertise. If she ran for office, every stupid thing she has done and said as First Lady will be highlighted. Mellie is delusional and needs to focus on being a Governor, Congresswoman or Senator first before leapfrogging to try to be President.
I just laugh at all the people who celebrate Mellie when she is the poster child for White rich attractive female entitled privilege. She does nothing and gets credit for everything.
Olivia, Abby, Quinn, former VP Sally and all the other women on Scandal are the real badass women who take action not just talk.
BTW Fitz has the biggest softest heart on Scandal and gets treated like shit by everyone even Olivia.
Winner!!!!!.. GURRLL my green tea went all over my screen ready this.
If I was Fitz after Liv threw that ring I would have taken off that damn flag lapel pin and thrown it right in her face like you aint the only one who can throw jewelry bitch….. Cuz I am petty like that….. Shrugs…God is not thru with me yet.
And this comment made me bust out laughing like a fool! LOL!
Thank you for your comment. I needed that laugh!!!
I didn’t even plan to laugh as loud as I did!!!
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!! I HOLLEREDDDDDD SO DAMN LOUUUUUD IN MY HOTEL LOBBY JUST NOW!!!!!!
I fell out laughing at this comment. Bravo! Fitz should take that pin off. It’s time for Olivia to earn him.
That would have been abs brilliant if it had happened fuh real!!! I think God wld let that slide. LOL!
Liv is spoilt, entitled and ungrateful. She was rude and nasty to Fitz and needs cutting down to size. She prob will give the others at OP a hard time too, especially Jake as he was with her when she was taken. It was a collective effort to find and rescue her, yet she told Fitz she’s on her own….???? In his mind he did save her. He thought he only had 48hrs to make the decision or she wld die. She made the video, so she knew that. He didn’t know she was to be kept alive regardless. She did, coz Ian told her. In his mind going to war kept her alive and gave OP the time to look for her and save her. SHE told Ian POTUS wld look for her, SHE put herself on the black market which would have made the US the world’s puppets, SHE overplayed her hand and fell into Gus’ reverse pysch trap. Stuupz!
I thought PP wld try rescue her, but when he said he doesn’t hv a daughter I thought fair play; If the gun had a bullet Liv wld hv killed him earlier in the season, so he’s allowed to still be mad.
Mellie needs to bring Ms Pope some fried chicken and read her the riot act. Olivia needs a good meal, plenty rest and some hurtful truths. She needs to be re-introduced to herself. All she does is shout, scream and stamp er feet to get her own way. She has no respect for the peeps who work for/with her, or for those who care for/love her. It’s sickening to see. She may be beautiful, but she’s ugly on the inside, and God don’t like ugly. I really hope Shonda & the writers make her likeable again or they will lose viewers. She sure en no Cookie!
POTUS needs to concentrate on being POTUS. I have always doubted Liv’s love for him. It’s always on her terms. How many times is he gonna let her shoot him down for showing her love? He was wrong, but she was plain nasty. It was unnecessary. I’m done with her unless she fixes herself.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL!! thank you Brandi.
@ Brandi – Winner!!!!!.. GURRLL my green tea went all over my screen ready this.
It was a good episode and I’m learning that the more I predict, the more wrong I am. 🙁 My observations:
1. In what world do kidnappers expect payment in cash and who drives with a couple of billion in their SUV’s?
2. Don’t sleep, Liv’s Farsi sounded legit to me! That girl’s got skills!
3. Abby is going to come back with a take-charge agenda. She thought she needed the white house credentials to validate her but has learned that she has juice of her own. She’s the one who had Stephen on speed dial. She made that happen. Take that gladiators…and Cy…and David!
4. Jake spoke truth to Huck: personal responsibility for managing the beast within.
5. My heart went out to Quinn when she spoke her truth to Huck. They may all follow Liv, but her hero is Huck.
6. It seemed off to me that Liv offered Stephen his job back working FOR her. Really girl? You know he just offered $2 billion for your butt.
7. Liv was right to dismiss Fitz. She crossed the line for him many times because she thought it would benefit the republic. Otherwise she’d be in Vermont making jam. If it were only about the man, she’d not be a mistress.
8. Rowan is still salty. I’m sure, he knew why Jake was there. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t fund Stephen.
9. Lizzie and Mellie…powerful force.
10. My prediction: Olivia is going to suffer some major PTSD.
Oh yeah, one more comment: the last Liv knew, her mom was dead. I’m sure hearing that she was bidding in the auction threw her for a loop.
No, she knows her Mum is alive. She went to see her in the same lock up when MP told her that PP really does care for her. She knew that the Gladiators wld go to her Mum to bid for her.
I really think a lot of what fueled Liv’s rant at Fitz was pain. I think she felt he should have known going to war for her was the last thing she would want.
I think Liv was disappointed that Fitz went to war for her but she was devastated that HE did not save her at all. He arrived after the deadbolts. Her skills and the Gladiators saved her. She’s thinking , “what took him so long?”
I was rooting for Stephens character to die in the 100 this week so that he could return to Scandal. There really is no contest between the two shows. It’s promising that he has at least reconciled with the Scandal team to appear in this episode since the way he left 1st time seemed quite acrimonious.
Somebody needed on a Luvvie tee while fishing on the lake cause Papa Pope surely was a Giver of No Dambs that day. I have no daughter…all the welps that could ever Welp in Welpington. That’s a cold, long winded azz joker!
I’m glad we die hard Gladiators think alike cause i surely said I thought it was going be Mr. Suave, Playa from the Himalayas, Stephen. That beard was everything man! EH VER REE THING!
I don’t know if i can take Olitz on the outs again! Jake from Statefarm has never done it for me. So i guess it’s time for a new hottie to come shake some ish up around OPA.
So absolutely proud of everything you’re accomplishing Luvvie! Tell Shonda we said Hey Boo Hey!!!
Luv is, when the great Shonda tweets that SHE met YOU? You’ve made it. Great recap as usual and I read the one over @ Vulture as well
I’ve been ‘over’ Olivia for awhile now and this just solidifies it.
Olivia takes things as her due without understanding that NO ONE…. not one of the people at Pope and Associates or the White House or ANYWHERE has to give a dahmb about her! These folks stay up overnight, hours and hours to save her and worry about her and yet she comes back on this high horse! No ma’am.
Sometimes you have to humble yourself and SEE others and thank them – really thank them – a real genuine hug, tears, an honest heart. I feel like she hasn’t been a rider for her team since season 1. True enough, she has been to hell and back through personal struggles, but it should have made her a bit more appreciative towards those she work with on a daily basis.
In fact, on the night she was taken, she was in a new spirit and had a carefree vibe about her. I thought things were looking up and that she would have that ‘season 1’ essence about her. I think that is what made Scandal great was how strong the team was with her at the front all about their business.
Your ghost be writing some awesome recaps, is alls I’m saying about this. I loved seeing Stephen and yasss, the beard is where it’s at.
I expected that she’d go off on Fitz because that’s not what she would want him to do. Yes, it was kinda sexy in a “I didn’t really see all dem people that died in the war you started for me” kinda way. And chile, where have these locks been? Were they on back order at the Home Depot? I also didn’t appreciate Liv’s weak reverse psychology game. How you speak Farsi but don’t have a handle on reverse psychology?
Therapy is needed but you know Liv. I can’t wait to see what things will be like next week. AND…MADAM! I loved everything about all of the experiences you shared last week. You deserve it all and we will happily cheer you on.
Congrats Luvvie on all your recognition. Amazing to have someone like Shonda, know who you are and love what you do. I feel an extras’ role in Scandal coming on. You are inspirational in showing that hard work, passion and determination pay off!
Right, back to Scandal. I’m so pleased to read that many of you are over Olivia!! So I am! That girl has been working too long and too hard to fix everyone else’s lives that she’s forgotten to fix her own. That girl is broken. There is not one redeeming feature left on her. Who would want her? You’d get more warmth and comfort from a fridge-freezer than you would Olivia. And she has as much manners as a stick. She only smiles when she’s had two plus glasses of wine. I don’t know why there’s still people wanting to follow her over a cliff, I wouldn’t follow her across the road. She seriously needs to get comfy on a leather couch and talk her life back into making some sense. She’s been working too hard and even standing in the sun on state farm island has not done her any good. I like that Shonda is writing a character that isn’t perfect but I am starting to feel that she is so removed from her original, smart, sassy self. Series 1-2 she was likeable, I wanted to be her, now I see her and I just sigh and roll my eyes! Everyone else’s screen time is so much more appealing. Has anyone else noticed that 2/3rds of her time is spent SHOUTING!! Girl, have you forgotten how to talk. I miss when she just talks. Okay, Olivia rant over. Please Shonda get Olivia some therapy. Thank you.
Love that everyone loves Steven and his British accent. Yup, us Brits are kinda cool like that, ha ha!
okay so I get that liv rigged an election…but remember- she didn’t want to do that either. She said no, and was convinced by cyrus and the restofem to buy in…she took ownership because at the end of the day she agreed to it. and this is technically the SECOND presidency he would have lost. The first to reston- and the 2nd to mustang sally. they are all at fault for this farce of a president, But he is most at fault because he always has right of first refusal- waaaayyy back to daddy making him run, Now that he got the job and the power he cant turn around and say ” you forced me!”
So I’m not sure liv was off point on this one. I would have been mad too, if the first time I see you after a trauma, you ask me me about my va-j-j! that’s like asking the maternity ward nurse how soon you can hoochie the coochie as you and wife and baby get discharged! Disrespectful!
but this was off because she was all warm and fuzz when she heard his voice on the phone….I say she got classic PTSD.
Scandal done hit a left on 2 wheels!
Thank you, Rhonda! As a former Army wife and Army brat, I find it atrocious that the President would start a war for his side piece. Yes, Liv should not have helped rig an election. However, she was not alone and Fitz is a grown-azz man…if he didn’t want to do it, he should have not run.
And I was also offended when he kept hinting around, wondering if she was raped. It just didn’t feel like he was concerned for her as a person, but was just wondering about the goods being alright.
I am conflicted because I do usually love how much Fitz loves Liv. I just don’t think he is cut out to be so powerful and to be POTUS. He’s just begging to get out of it. He needs that simple life in Vermont. But, it’s too late now! I wish Liv would just let him run off to Vermont with him! but the web that has been woven is too tangled to just cut it without hurting the nation.
We have to give homage to Abby.
Abby came through.
Abby was Gladiator #1.
It is not a coincidence that, in the end, it was the Gladiators who were going to get Olivia back.
It’s as it should be. The family she BUILT came to rescue her.
I loved that.
That, and Huck taking care of Andrew – but not killing him.
AMISH to Abby! Here’s to getting the gladiators, including Abby, back to doing their original thing together soon!
not sure why I continue to watch this show. I didn’t begin watching until the end of season two (I’ve since caught up on Netflix), and seasons 3&4 have not been as fast paced as the first two. Olivia annoys me now. And this last episode where she ripped POTUS, just showed her whiny, spoiled side. I’m all team Mellie. Olivia has no damn rights as the side piece. No matter how well dressed, and badass she claims to be. Big Steups. I see this going the way of Grey’s Anatomy. Something to get through till the real drama starts with HTGAWM.
I’m disappointed with Shonda over this latest storyline with Liv being kidnapped and put on the auction block. Don’t we have enough movies showing the pain of slavery and now we have the one black female character that is usually shown to be powerful, (even thought it’s not real power), auctioned off to the highest bidder. We couldn’t have one character that appears to be in control without creating a degrading storyline for her. I can get past the idea of her letting men use her since that’s her choice and they aren’t forcing her. Jake and Fitz aren’t responsible for the fact that Liv has no dignity or pride in herself as a black woman and it just proves her mother was right when she told Liv she is just the help. But this recent script was too disappointing. What’s even sadder is that a black woman creates and makes the decisions for how Olivia is portrayed. As a long-time Scandal fan, this storyline has made me want to stop watching. It was not only an awful idea but airing it in Black History Month wasn’t cool at all. I feel like Shonda sold out black women on this one.
I would like for Stephen to come back but at the same time, he’s on The 100, on the CW. I did forget about that aspect though.
All I have to say is, Stephen. Stephen! Stephen! Stephen! If he’s not back for good me and Shonda gonna fight. Earrings off, vaseline on the face fight!
Also, Live is in full on PTSD. She gonna eat them words and be right back in the shower with Fitz.
I’m so glad this season is wrapping up!
Liv, I’m just Sick O You Chile! I just want to point out that Liv brought this on herself by telling the most IMPORTANT Secret in the beginning of her kidnapping to the whining and crying fake Ian.. The PRESIDENT gonna come get me!!! Do anybody remember her saying that??? And that is when times got rough and tough like leather for old girl… This show got so ridiculous, they had to pull OG #1 out of retirement, Stephen!!! I swear to GAWD that was the best part of this weak episode!