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Nobody Likes Babies Was a Game Changer: Scandal Episode 213 Recap

I know. I know. Every week, I start with how much Scandal has slayed me, but truly, this last episode left me trapped in a glass case of emotions and only Shonda Rhimes has the key to get me out! It had me so spent that I had to go take a shower afterwards to get my wits back. I wish I was exaggerating. No one show should have all this power.

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Also, it must be said that Scandal is different from a lot of other shows I’ve watched because the writers do not drag their feet on storylines and keeping us guessing. They answer the questions we have from the previous episodes in like the first 10 minutes of the episode and create brand new ones for us to pull out our hair over. Anyway, let’s get into the tea, because there was A LOT OF IT.

Saved By the Huck – Last episode ended as the elevator door was closing on Hollis and Charlie, who was sent to kill him, by Cyrus. This episode starts as Huck gets into the elevator just in time to pull out a gun and tell Hollis he’s saving him on behalf of Olivia Pope. Dang. I was looking forward to Hollis dying. Shucks. Better luck next time.

America’s Baby – President Ghost and Mellie are taking pictures in the Oval Office with “America’s Baby” to present a cutesy First Family.

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The moment the cameras turn off, Mellie calls the nurse and hands the kid over. And then uses hand sanitizer. She’s clearly not here for that child! When the office empties out, Fitz says he wants so make sure he can see the kids after the divorce. “What makes you think I’ll ever agree to a divorce?” He gets in her face with a threatening “DO. NOT. PUSH. ME.” Cuz he’s close to the edge. He’s trying not to lose his head. Aaahhhh. *Harlem shakes*

Plans Foiled and Making Out – Olivia visits Cyrus’ office to tell him she stopped his plan of killing Hollis. A semi-apologetic Cyrus says he won’t do it again. Ghost enters right after and when him and Liv lock eyes, Cyrus excuses himself and leaves because he knows those two see each other and cannot function. “Olivia.” “Mr. President.” And then they started making out like teenagers at a Sadie Hawkins dance.

When they come up for air, he tells Olivia that he knows Mellie induced her labor and jeopardized their baby just to manipulate him and he is hellbent on getting the divorce. Even if she still plans on marrying Senator Pudding Pop. But he asks her to wait for him and she says she’ll think about it.

Verna’s Found Out – The Gladiators are still wondering who paid Becky to kill the President. As they put the clues together about the burner phone that Verna tipped them off about Hollis having, Liv leaves. She ends up at the hospital to see her. Justice V is looking like she’s about to keel over at any moment.

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Olivia tells her she knows she did it and Verna sings like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music. She immediately admits to it and says she did it for America. Ma’am, if you wanna do something for America, pay extra taxes. She then challenges Liv to blow the whistle on her. “If I’m already going to hell, then why not?” The devil is rolling out Verna’s welcome carpet.

Liv leaves and immediately, Judge Dred picks up the phone and calls David Rosen. What is she bout to do? Ma’am, just steal away to Jesus and stop making more trouble!

Bobblehead and Spilled Beans – Olivia had a bobblehead doll placed in David’s apartment when he started digging into how Lindsey/Quinn got acquitted for the Citron incident. They needed to find out what info David knew, so Huck brings up the bobbledoll. Abby’s surprised because she had no clue and knows there’ll be recordings of her trysts with him. The person monitoring the tapes brings them all in and they move to listen to it to find out key info on what David knows about the rigging, with the instruction that they bring any CDs with Abby’s X-rated activities straight to her. The CDs stacked up on Abby’s desk (ew), as the Gladiators uneasily side-eye her.

Verna Ain’t Make It – President Ghost goes to see Verna, preventing a waiting David from getting into the room. He opens the door and calls the doctors to say she’s coding. VERNA DEAD, THEIR DIVA GONE! Rest in peace, girl! Founding Member of the League of Goons! You will not be remembered fondly.

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Mellie’s Not Having It – First Lady ain’t really here for all this divorce talk that Fitz’s been doing. She pulls Cyrus to the side and says if Prez Ghost goes public with this, she will shake EVERY table in the entire District! “I will bury him and I will dance on his grave.” WELL DAMB.

It’s Too Late – James is at the park with his new baby girl when David shows up asking him to testify with the details of the election rigging. James tells him that he is out of the journalism game and isn’t interested. David tells him he doesn’t have a choice, because what he found in Defiance is the entire case and his testimony is necessary. Cyrus’ boo says he wants to tell David to forget everything he told him. Sir, that ain’t how it works. NAWL.

Memory Card is Key – After listening to hours and hours of recorded convos of David Rosen, Huck finds that the main piece of evidence he has is the memory card from the rigged machine. That card MUST be snatched! Come on and make yourself useful, Abby!

Subpoenas for Snitches – Cyrus is in bed when James gets home and throws the subpoena he was served at him. He is being forced to testify in front of a Grand Jury about what he knows and found out about the rigged election. Cyrus asks him what he did and he says he didn’t do anything to get it. YES YOU DID! YOU SNITCHED ON YOUR HUSBAND’S LEAGUE OF GOONS! That subpoena was earned! Cy asks him what he’s gonna do and he says “If I answer his questions, you go to jail. If I don’t answer his questions, I go to jail.” (Rock)JAMES(hard place).

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But before they can continue their conversation, Cyrus insists that James take off all his clothes so he can make sure he’s not wearing a wire. Who can blame him? He was betrayed. James asks him to do the same, and they both angrily take off their clothes until they’re wearing nothing but scowls. And I laughed. Because I’m 5.

“If you love me, show me who you are!”
“What do you want me to say?”
“Tell me you stole the White House.”
“I STOLE THE WHITE HOUSE!”

Cyrus’ motivation behind working so hard (and cheating) to get Fitzgerald Grant in office was that he wanted his name in the history books. HE wanted to run the country and he never will get the chance to and Chief of Staff is the best he knows he can get. Because “I’m very short, I’m not so pretty and I like having sex with men.” DAMB. Deeper than rap.

James listens to all of this and then says he’ll be sleeping in the baby’s room. The look of helplessness on Cyrus’ face and how he was crying with snot coming out his nose broke my heart. THIS was a phenomenal scene. The writers put their FOOT on them script pages. It helped that those two actors are amazing too.

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Wanting that Old Thing Back – Abby takes all the CDs of her and David’s *coughs* exchanges home and replays the part where he tells her “Abby, I love you” over and over again. I thought she was gon make it her ringtone. But it’s clear that she wants him back. She starts pondering over what happened between them and it hits her that Olivia Pope might be behind their breakup. She storms into the Gladiator office and asks her if she paid David’s ex to lie about how he hit her and Liv gives her a straight “yes.” Then she realizes that Harrison was also in on it. As she storms out, Harrison goes after her to say he did as he was told and she will basically deal because Liv has saved them all. Harrison is GOOD for snatching someone’s wig. Most weeks, it’s Olivia’s. This is Abby’s turn. My boo (sharrap!) is so loyal and I love it.

Abby does what she wants anyway and shows up to David’s house with kisses and stuff. Lawd.

Pull Last Cards – Liv calls Cyrus to say that she’s out of plans to keep this election rigging thing from spilling out and he tells her he has one more trick in his bag. Then he calls Charlie. STOP CALLING CHARLIE WHEN IYANLA IS AVAILABLE!

Sit Down, Quinn – Quinn comes up to Huck with $5,000, because she wants him to kill Hollis for ruining her life and taking her love. She asks him if it’s enough and he says no. First of all, this isn’t a game for your jittery ass. You aren’t a goon and cannot handle what comes along with it. Also, for a measly $5,000, Huck shouldn’t e’em look at a gun on your behalf. No ma’am. He tells her he can do it for free IF she promises to leave and never come back because Gladiators don’t kill for revenge. So she can make a decision to have Hollis gone but it will cost her the current life she has. Well damb. Don’t do it, Quinn!

Last Minute Save – Charlie’s following James as he’s about to walk into the building to testify in front of the Grand Jury when Cyrus calls him. He’s on the phone bumbling and clearly trying to make a decision. As Charlie walks up behind James, at the VERY last second, Cyrus says “DON’T DO IT!” OMG! MY HEART! He was about to get James Mortal Kombated! iCan’t.

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No More Cards Left – Cyrus tells Liv it’s out of his hands. Pope goes in a closet and pulls out an emergency bottle of wine that she has clearly been stashing for such a time as this.

David Losses. Again – James is sworn in and promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Then David asks him about what he found in Defiance, Ohio to support and he  says “nothing.” David is outraged and proceeds to throw a full tantrum in that court, threatening James with 5 years of jail time for perjury. He just stays losing these massive cases. Poor thing.

Abby’s Sacrifice – David storms into the Gladiator office, where the whole team is assembled and asks Abby where his memory card is. The one from the machines that he kept in a lockbox. She says she has no clue what he’s talking about and he tells her they are done! DONE! He storms right back out and Abby starts crying. She reaches into her coat and presents the memory card LIKE A REAL G. She really took one for the team and sacrificed love to protect Liv. I might could tolerate her afterall.

Losing is a Habit – Senator Pudding Pop shows up at Olivia’s door the morning of Verna’s funegro, asking if she wants to ride with him. She says she has a car coming to pick her up. He just won’t realize that he is not wanted and he needs to pick up his feelings and Dereon duffle and go. Liv says she wants to give him his grandmother’s ring back, and Edison says he’s given the ring to her twice and she’s returned it both times. THEN STOP GIVING IT! He asks her what she wants and she says “I don’t want normal and easy and simple. I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing extraordinary love.” That statement is proof that Olivia is broken and I wanna find out how she got there. Why is that her idea of love?? That gives me the sads.

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The Mind Changer – Olivia arrives at Verna’s funeral and tells Fitz that she gave Edison the ring back. Ghost is unmoved. He looks back at her and with cold eyes says he’s changed his mind because “screwing the mistress is one thing, but marrying her?” OUCH OUCH OUCH!!! RIGHT IN MY HEART! WHOA! Liv looks taken aback and Ghost tells her that he knows how important it was to her for him to become President. And it all clicks. Verna did ONE final act of evil before dying. That evil wench!

The Game Changer – Prez Ghost is giving Verna’s eulogy, speaking of her great legacy as we get to see what happened in the hospital room when he visited her. Judge Dred spilled ALL the beans and told him about that she’s behind his assassination attempt, and how she did it to restore some empty faith in democracy. Then she tells him about the League of Goons and how they are the reason he’s in office. He starts running down names… Mellie, Cyrus…  and she nods. And then when he said “Liv” and she nodded, you could see his heart break into little pieces. “We sold our souls for you.” They sure did.

She then says she’s going to also come clean to David Rosen, and how she owed it to his father (why, I wonder?). And this is where I think he really lost his morals. Verna puts on her oxygen mask and Ghost tells her that her legacy will remain untarnished. And he apologizes to her, saying he wants to make sure his remains the same. He takes off her mask and suffocates her by cutting off her oxygen supply.

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AND. I. LOST. IT. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP!!!!!!!!!!!! PRESIDENT GHOST KILLED VERNA?!?!?! HE KILLED VERNA JUST LIKE HE KILLED PATRICK IN… dun dun dun… GHOST!!! *faints* I WAS OUTDONE!!!

He finishes up his kind words about Justice Verna as she lays in a casket in front of him, dead from both her own doing but quicker at his. But can we pay #amish to Verna in that casket??? Her face was BEAT for her meeting with Satan. WERK ONE LAST TIME, VERNA!

Oval Office Reconciliation – After the funeral, President Ghost and Mellie are in his office and he says he thought she tried to kill him but now he knows she didn’t. He says she’s the only person who has been honest about who she is, which is kinda true. Mellie doesn’t really hide her blind ambition and her ain’t shitness. He tells her that from then on, it’s them against the world.

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I’ONT TRUST IT! And NAWL to that dry ass kiss!

NOOOOO! I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS RECONCILIATION!!! But really, I don’t trust Ghost now either. Methinks he’s tryna get back at all the alive members of the League of Goons and he’s starting with First Lady.

Olivia’s Loss – The funeral ends, everyone leaves and Olivia is in the same spot she was, looking downtrodden like someone had taken her last chapstick. She gave up the man who loves her for the man she’s in love with who changed his mind about wanting to be with her. LOSING.

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CHILE. This episode. I AM STILL LOSING MY MIND OVER THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT GHOST KILLED VERNA!!! CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT?!?! What is happening?? Why is everyone evil? WOWWWWWW!!! Remember how the doctor said the brain injury could alter his personality? Is this what that is?

Also, now you know why I call him President Ghost. You’re welcome!

Either way. This episode. I CANNOT. HEAVEN I NEED A CAN. I AM CAN DEFICIENT. MY ABILITY TO CAN HAS BEEN SEVERELY REPRESSED! MY CANS ARE SHORT! *wall slides* SCANDAL!

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I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS!!! So let’s discuss.

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169 Comments

  1. Gina
    February 8, 2013 at 2:22 am — Reply

    I stayed up to read this, the first thing I thought about was Luvvie doing a wall slide when President Ghost killed Ms. Verna.

    • Aisha Johnson
      February 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm — Reply

      Chile. I reenacted that scene with my room mate, we were in ca-hoots!. I know he kilt her when he came out of that room. Lord!!!

      • February 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm — Reply

        I knew it too!!! This episode had me staring at the screen for like 45 minutes with my mouth open. This show… I swear!

  2. February 8, 2013 at 2:29 am — Reply

    Yo… this post was so good, I’d listen to it as a spoken word album. I fell out when you said you thought Abby was going to make “I love you” her ringtone!

    But this episode, my GAWD! I thought I was going to faint by the end! I let out (what I imagine would be) a birthing room howl when I thought James was going to get got, I almost threw my cell phone against the wall, I was sweating and losing my mind! I think I actually yelled “Shonda Rimes, set me free!”

    #verklempt

    • MsZ
      February 8, 2013 at 9:50 am — Reply

      I yelled at the TV at that point too!! I had my dogs laying on me and it scared the hell out of them! They wouldnt come and lay back down! LOL!

  3. February 8, 2013 at 2:39 am — Reply

    Here’s my thing: why is Charlie SUCH. A BAD. CONTRACT KILLER??? If him and Huck were in this CIA project as the ultimate killers, and did things that would “make it difficult to sing the national anthem”, then WHY is he not as good as Huck at executing? Hollis would have been dead if Cyrus hired the right guy. Iono. He musta been passing notes in CIA class.

    • blaqbird
      February 8, 2013 at 2:56 am — Reply

      LOL I was thinking the same thing! Always messin stuff up. And they keep hiring him for some strange reason! Huck, get yo dude.

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:15 am — Reply

      I don’t think Charlie is a bad killer. I just know that Huck is better, so he puts Charlies skills to shame.

      • mochazina
        February 9, 2013 at 8:56 am — Reply

        this

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:15 am — Reply

      Cyrus told Charlie to make it look like an accident. He can’t just shoot the guy in the elevator. Huck just knows the game. No one else could’ve stopped Charlie.

  4. Gwendella
    February 8, 2013 at 2:39 am — Reply

    Luvvie I swear I thought of you and the Ghost Prez thing as he was suffocating her I had a flashback of how I hated him in that movie. This was awesome it gets better and better.

  5. blaqbird
    February 8, 2013 at 2:55 am — Reply

    I just…I don’t know what to do with my life!!!! This episode had me fainting all over the place! And somehow, SOMEHOW I knew Fitz was gonna get Verna. I was praying to Jesus, Iyanla, and Shonda that he wouldn’t turn around but then.he.did. And that look in his eye…oooh chile!!! And Harrison??? Listen, that man is fine and needs somebody (me) to keep him warm at night (also me). I was also glad to see David’s assistant (Brenda Song) make an appearance; homegirl been M.I.A. for more than a minute. But that Verna…VERNA. She was not dying in peace and with much reflection. You was just all about the drama, Verna. #girlbye #hater

    I don’t know what to do with my life (oh I said that already huh, but it’s the truth!). And can we talk about the preview for next week???? Flash forward 10 months??? Liv’s hair LAID like Pocahontas? And Scott Foley??? I want, I need, and I am here for all of it.

    • Tarah
      February 8, 2013 at 6:34 am — Reply

      GIRL – when I saw Scott Foley…I did my own wall slide. I’m so here for this hook up!!

      • T
        February 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm — Reply

        YASS!!!!! I know he was on Party of Five back in the day, but he became one of my “imaginary Caucasoid husbands” when he was on the Unit! This is ALL I need, Shonda! Liv & Cool Breeze! These writers are earnin’ their pay, ya hear me?!?!

  6. Nichole
    February 8, 2013 at 3:31 am — Reply

    Cyrus may not get buildings named after him but he will at least have a Wikipedia page.

    Harrison’s monologue was amazing. He takes his job seriously and has a great work ethic.

    I can’t believe Abby called Hick a perv. She was the one getting all, you know over and over with David.

    Charlie should visit the doctor to check his levels. That was a lot of sugar.

    Why did Quinn think $5k was enough? Did she think she gets a gladiator discount? Huck is trained. She has a lot to learn.

    And President Ghost. Poor thing. He learned all his trusted didn’t believe in him with good reason. But he is a murderer. OMG! Truly living up to his Ghost character and his Chief of Staff character in The Pelican Brief.

    I think it’s high time for a guest spot from Iyanla.

    Still in shock and awe.

    • Janay
      February 8, 2013 at 8:32 am — Reply

      The Gladiator discount?! Get thee to the corner! Lol!

      But Quinn needs to quit. She is not bout that life…

    • Nicolettie
      February 8, 2013 at 9:24 am — Reply

      Yes to the sugar. I was like does Charlie know White folks can get “the sugar” too???

      Luvvie girl, whew. Thank you for your recaps. I need them every Friday…NEED!

      Thank the lawd we have a new wig for Olivia in the upcoming shows. I was more than tired of the curly one.

      Whew!! Shonda gets me every single time and I try to prepare, Lord knows I do!

      • felicia
        February 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm — Reply

        Ha Nicolettie, i love that…so it’s not just me. I HATE. THAT. WIG.

    • Yoles
      February 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm — Reply

      i think Charlie might just have a problem with the drugs methamphetamine to be exact… excessive sugar intake is a side effect of speed abuse
      #NursesNotes

      Be mindful that Quinn is so new to this new lifestyle, she is adjusting… ppl tend to be harsh on her in reviews but remember her entire life was taken and changed and not as a consequence of any action she took. she is learning and adjusting though…

      i liked Abby and David… they were good together and for each other.

      • Absurdist
        February 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm — Reply

        This. Quinn needs much slack, what with only being Quinn for a few months now…

  7. Tishy
    February 8, 2013 at 4:42 am — Reply

    I just cain’t with you, Luvvie!

    I flatlined at Senator Pudding Pop’s Dereon duffle…

  8. February 8, 2013 at 6:03 am — Reply

    I woke up this morning with a headache…I am sending Shonda my doctor’s bill if iont make throught today.

    Bury…me.. those gifs of Fitz’s face & Verna’s face…dead & gone.

    When Charlie got right up behind James and Cyrus made that last minute decision…\o/ I almost cried. James, just take that baby and run.

    Fitz is about to play everybody like a card. One by one the house of cards will fall down. I don’t think I’m going to make it. Oh Shonda, Bravo. This show better SNATCH ALL of the awards ALL.

    And I’m going to find a counselor or use my EAP from work because…this show shouldn’t have me in my feelings like this. I have a life, I do I do!!

  9. KemaB
    February 8, 2013 at 6:09 am — Reply

    “STOP CALLING CHARLIE WHEN IYANLA IS AVAILABLE!” I can’t wit luvvie.

    Idk where to even begin there was just so much to digest in this episode and it caused me Hella anxiety that I actually started watching the news.

    I am convinced Shonda doesn’t like us because she raises our blood pressure and cholesterol at the same damn time ever Thursday i’ll definitely be forwarding her my doctor bill.

    That Evil.Bald.Dry Lip.Snitch.Bitch.Ruined.Everything. If she would’ve kept her under moisturerized lips shut Fitz wouldn’t have become a killer. But I’m hard pressed to feel bad for her when she had Becky Lick shots inna him head top.

    The Scene with Cyrus and James and Harrison’s Gladiator’s Assemble and Over a Cliff speech deserves every award nomination in existence. Proof positive of the awesomeness of the writing staff. I felt Cy’s pain and ended up yelling at the t.v. to Harrison. “You better Stan for Miss. Pope.”

    I can’t stand Quinn. That is all.

    The end scene with that ewww worthy kiss is proof to the Side Chicks of the world that the wife always wins and sorry to say I am not here for it because I still think Mellie played a part cause she is the only one who got everything she wanted.

    Great Recap.

    • Absurdist
      February 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm — Reply

      Ghost is not about Mellie, but he’s right that Mell has always been evil upfront. Less about loving Mellie and more about O.P. not believing in him. Let’s remember that he was all about kicking Mellie all the way to the curb (no matter how many kicks it took) until VERNA opened her withered lips to tell him that Olivia had been in on the whole thing. He’d had an easy time accepting that Mellie was involved, but he could not accept that from Olivia at all.

  10. Tarah
    February 8, 2013 at 6:38 am — Reply

    QUESTION Y’ALL. Luvvie thinks Pres Ghost is up to something with his reconciliation with Mellie – BUT – I was thinking Verna didn’t tell him that Mellie was also part of the League of Goons…Didn’t she say Hollis, Cyrus and Liv…I will be rewatching, but methinks that Pres Ghost doesn’t know…but when he finds out OOOuuuu Chile…

    • Celeste
      February 8, 2013 at 7:49 am — Reply

      Hmm, I thought it was Mellie, Cyrus, Liv. Now I need to go back and watch!

    • Sharon
      February 8, 2013 at 7:56 am — Reply

      I think he called Mellie’s name first. Something to the effect of “I’m sure Mellie” and started naming the rest. He knows what to expect from Mellie as she hasn’t made it a secret that she wanted him to be president by any means necessary.

    • CaliGirlED
      February 8, 2013 at 7:57 am — Reply

      Good point.

    • EclecticSarah
      February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

      He definitely called Mellie’s name first. the line was “Mellie, Cyrus….Liv”

      He knows that Mellie was definitely involved.

    • Maria
      February 8, 2013 at 8:21 am — Reply

      No… Pres ghost did know Millie was in it. That was the 1st name he had outer out.

    • February 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm — Reply

      I also don’t think Verna mentioned Mellies name. Further, I don’t think he can imagine a world where Mellie would be in cahoots with Olivia about ANYTHING so the thought probably didn’t occur to him.

    • RobbieBobbie831
      February 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm — Reply

      He definitely said Mellie’s name first, and didn’t seem surprised. Looked heartbroken when he said Liv and Verna confirmed…He is playing Mellie, fa sho! And she deserves err bit a err thang he got fa her!

  11. February 8, 2013 at 6:44 am — Reply

    “STOP CALLING CHARLIE WHEN IYANLA IS AVAILABLE”!!! #dead

  12. Tanyetta
    February 8, 2013 at 6:55 am — Reply

    Too Funny! Great summary!! ***! STOP CALLING CHARLIE WHEN IYANLA IS AVAILABLE****

  13. February 8, 2013 at 7:00 am — Reply

    In biggie smalls’ voice….It was all a dream! I think Olivia is still in her bed from last week dreaming all this up. Next week I’ll bet she wakes up in the middle of her bed screaming. This was an awesome episode.

    • Barb Sanders
      February 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm — Reply

      Coco Michelle,

      I love your theory and wouldn’t that be wonderful if it was all a dream?

  14. InTheseShoes
    February 8, 2013 at 7:31 am — Reply

    Where to begin? I held my breath the entire episode. By the end I was gasping and gulping like Judge Dred without her oxygen mask. When I first heard Liv say that stuff about wanting the painful, devastating love, I too thought why is she so broken/messed up but the more I thought about it, the more I just think she meant that she wants to be with Fitz. Her journey with him has been all those things and more so far. And she couldn’t say to California Raisin that she actually wants to be with Fitz, so that was her way of saying she wants the Passion and and all the good and bad that comes with that. I still can’t believe James came *thisclose* to dead and I surely can’t digest that my Fitz sent Verna on a one way trip to hell. That is all.

    • felicia
      February 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm — Reply

      california raisin. dead!

  15. ashley a.
    February 8, 2013 at 7:47 am — Reply

    I’m still rocking back and forth. Idk what to do with my life right now. I’m locking my bedroom door and I refuse to leave the house. I tweeted Shonda Rhimes last night (alot) and I told her about herself. You don’t do that to people. I was having an asthma attack and I don’t even have asthma…

    • Jacqxzdiva
      February 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm — Reply

      WELL I DO AND NOW MY GODDAMN PUMP IS EMPTY!!!! SHONDA RHIMES WILL BE HANDLING MY CO-PAYS FROM HERE ON OUT! AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FAH DIS!!! WHERE THE HELL IS IYANLA WHEN YOU NEED HER!?!?! AND FITZ I AN UNGRATEFUL S.O.B!!!

      • leslie
        February 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm — Reply

        I am CRYING.

    • Kim
      February 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm — Reply

      Chile you have kilt me with your post! I was already snickering at the rest of these nuts and LAUGHED OUT LOUD at you!

  16. Charlene Grant
    February 8, 2013 at 7:49 am — Reply

    I know I shouldn’t even be reading, as I haven’t watched it yet, but I absolutely loved the post!! Really entertaining! LMAO!! Loved it!!

    Poor Liv!
    xx

  17. CaliGirlED
    February 8, 2013 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Harrison could get it and I am here for him!!! That is all.

  18. Betty the Baker
    February 8, 2013 at 8:14 am — Reply

    So the reason Verna hired Becky to assassinate the President is why exactly? And even though Mellie didn’t do it, I’m pretty sure she knew about it.

    • Janay
      February 8, 2013 at 10:10 am — Reply

      Her legacy stays in tact. Killing Fitz kills the product of the election rigging. Nobody in the Allegience of Goons would tell of election rigging after a president with high approval ratings is dead.

      At least that’s what I got from it.

    • TyrenM
      February 8, 2013 at 10:55 am — Reply

      Yes Mellie knew. That’s why she kept saying we don’t have to attend. Let’s not go…

  19. Angela
    February 8, 2013 at 8:14 am — Reply

    When I looked at that gif of Fitz & Mellie kiss I thought of that Bruno Mars lyric from Grenade, “Your eyes were open why they’re open?”

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:19 am — Reply

      ^^^ Girl go stand in the corner. LOL you just made my day!!!

    • Valerie
      February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

      Why did I laugh so hard at that?!?! I think she was just as suprised as I was that he was even touching her. LOL!

  20. Flyy
    February 8, 2013 at 8:17 am — Reply

    Can I say how butthurt I was when Ghost gave Liv the cold shoulder? I slid off my couch and melted into a pool of feelings. WHATCHU MEAN I *JUST* broke it off completely w/ Puddin’ Pop & now u’ont want me?! WHATCHU MEAN?! Good thing it was Liv and not me. I woulda flipped Verna’s casket and stormed out.

    Is it bad that almost forgot about Ghost when I saw Liv’s crush for next season? JEEBUS! *clears my throat* #heyboo

    Last but not least, eeeem doe their kiss was drier than the Sahara, I am HERE for Bellamy Young aka Miss Mellie!! Yes. I. Is. Although her monologue wasn’t as striking as James/Cyrus or Harrison’s… Mellie has these monolithic moments of wig snatchery every other episode or so and they are AWESOME. I love her more and more each time. And b/c we get so used to hearing them we forget about the greatness w/ which she executes them. Bellamy!! I am here for YOU!! (til you make me mad)

    • MzBhavn
      February 8, 2013 at 10:33 am — Reply

      I am crying about flipping Verna’s casket. Don’t show out at the funeral. LMAO

      I am cracking up at this post and the comments. I went through too many emotions to name last night. I need to watch it again. I do feel bad for Abby because clearly she enjoyed her time with David. Over and over and over again. Oh yeah, I loves me some Huck. I hollered when he gave Abby the side-eye after listening to the recordings. You know he listened to the WHOLE recording.

    • February 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm — Reply

      WOW The Casket flipping fit!! LMAO!! I fell out when I read that.

    • Dee
      February 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm — Reply

      I snorted so loud @ “flipped the casket”! lmao!

    • Jacqxzdiva
      February 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm — Reply

      Flipped her casket though?? Really my dude?? Really?? I’m out! *slams door on the way out*

    • Tiffany
      February 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm — Reply

      I’m going to have to agree @flipping caskets. Fitz was cold calling Liv a “mistress.” Sir, what?!?! Secret ervice would have earned their paychecks that day!

    • February 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm — Reply

      I’m in TEARS!!! REAL TEARS!!! I can’t even say I would NOT have had the same reaction! I haven’t even SEEN the episode but have been reading recaps all day. I refuse to watch that trainwreck but thanks to Luvvie I’m GOOD ON THAT!!!!

  21. R from Miami
    February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

    Wonderful recap!!! Man so many emotions…like Liv gave the ring back and now Ghost doesn’t want her. Also now I want to see what he is going to do with all this new information.

    The gladiators became a strong unit last night. Quinn and Abbey made some decisions to really become part of the team.

    Now I cannot wait to see how the president handles Cyrus. Yet President better watch his back, anyone who consider kiling a loved one to not go to jail can easily sleep at night doing ANYTHING!!!!!

    Wonderful show and I love the recaps as well as the other comments!!!!

  22. Ashley a.
    February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

    Also, I feel like Shonda and n’em should win every award ever created. A Grammy, an Oscar, Emmy. The, “I took people’s lives away and I refuse to give it back” award….

  23. Q
    February 8, 2013 at 8:38 am — Reply

    This episode was better than who shot Fitz!

    I don’t understand Verna’s reason for having Fitz shot. That whole protecting democracy/her legacy stuff didn’t make sense.

    I still believe Verna did not act alone, and I think Mellie was her accomplice. Anyone recall the scene where Verna watched Olivia and Fitz making out? I believe she is the one who told Mellie about their affair…and they have been in cahoots every sense.

    I also still think Mellie is the one who had the affair with Hollis, and that’s how they were able to hire Becky.

    Shonda is wrong for giving people heart attacks every week.

    • LadyLarke
      February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm — Reply

      That is actually a pretty good theory…

      -Hmmmmmmmmm

    • jazzypom
      February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm — Reply

      Verna had to have Fitz shot (in her head) because he wasn’t a rightful President elect. They put him there like some sort of dauphin, or boy prince. In assassinating Fitz, the Republic and the notion of the electoral votes is set to rights.

      Her conscience over took her which is why she wanted to tell Rosen, but damn, Pres Ghost shut that down.

      I see you, Fitz.

      • Tiffany
        February 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm — Reply

        See, I understand Verna’s thought process, but even still it’s not like anything would have been restored. With Fitz dead that would make Sally President, who, even though she doesn’t know it, stole the white house as well. The only way to truly restore democracy, so to speak, would be to make that other democratic candidate president, which wouldn’t happen.

    • Sane Jane
      February 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm — Reply

      I think Hollis is the Mellie’s baby daddy. Wait until Fitz finds that out……..

  24. ChunkyDlyte
    February 8, 2013 at 8:43 am — Reply

    Once again, Shonda has left me without a care in the world but this show. Husband? NOT NOW! Mama? CALL YOU BACK! Boss? LEAVE ME ALONE!! WHY SHONDA WHY!! This was SOOOO good, I don’t even know where to start!

    During the commercial breaks, I had to check your twitter feed so I could die laughing. I hate Mellie and I hope that Prez Ghost plays her like a fiddle. I usually don’t root for the side piece but Liz totally belongs with Fitz, why oh why are they doing this to me. I have to re-watch it because I fell out so many times that I am sure I missed things, lol. LOVE your recap. Sorry for the all caps abuse! LOL! Just be happy you aren’t my neighbor because I screamed at the tv for the entire hour, lol!

    • The Tiffster
      February 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm — Reply

      OMG…I thought I was the only one who checks Luvvie’s twitter feed during commercials. LOL!!!

  25. Aimee
    February 8, 2013 at 8:51 am — Reply

    OMG! You had my rolling! I am with you on the KIlling Verna part. I saw it coming ,knew it was about to go down, and I was still screaming! That is just OUT OF THE BOX. I know powerful people like to drop folks look at Hollis, Cy, Dick Cheney … But they don’t get their hands dirty, cept Cheney, I mean He really did shoot that man in the face, no jokes. But ColdFitz! LAWD!
    See I thought ColdFitz and Liv were right for each other. But when push came to killing. Olivia walked out of Verna’s hospital room (on fire) and Fitz walked out of Verna’s hospital room with COLD dead hands. (Fitz is a monster just like the rest.) He thinks Olivia rigged the election for herself, for power, but she sacrificed her moral code because she loved him. He is a killer and he is cold. He flips on the Freeze with the quickness. That has nothing to do with his brain damage. Just like he did with Mel. He was mean and cold to Mel. Olivia deserves better it just wasn’t Puddin Pop. I was heart broken for a second when ColdFitz turned on Liv, but this was the perfect way to break off this relationship. I don”t think Liv would see him the same if she found out he killed Verna,
    Viva Olivia, Olivia unchained, She Free y’all She Free!

    • Valerie
      February 8, 2013 at 10:48 am — Reply

      Cheney is a true G because not only did he shoot that man in the face, he got that same man to apologize TO HIM! Soo gangsta.

      Olivia unchained? *runs around house hollerin’* Hot mess and I love it.

    • Barb Sanders
      February 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm — Reply

      Aimee!!!
      You rock and captured my thoughts exactly. Onward and upward. I don’t care how you make my sugar walls feel…being a killer is a deal breaker and relationship kill joy. Bye baby bye bye!

    • Pepp
      February 9, 2013 at 9:15 am — Reply

      Thank you! Olivia does deserve better. How he gon hold Liv and tell her he loves her and then use those same hands to snatch oxygen masks away? Nope no. I never liked Fitz though. Never trusted him. Not since Ghost!

  26. Maria
    February 8, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    Now My main Question: was Verna and Fitz dad was past lover??

    Why would she say ” I owe it to your father?” That part i was confused about.

    • Angela
      February 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm — Reply

      Ooh that’s a good one to consider.

  27. February 8, 2013 at 9:08 am — Reply

    I have never had such feelings for people who don’t exist. I live for your recaps Luvvie because you say it when I can. not.

  28. Kelly
    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am — Reply

    I’m in Kenya and the fact that I was late to a lunch meeting so I could watch this episode is just proof of Shonda’s greatness. Although I saw some of it coming, I was not ready for Fitz to send Verna to the maker with such swiftness. NOT.READY.

    Um, yeah am I the only one that heard David on the tapes mention something about a second shooter? I refuse to believe that I made that up. If I heard what I’m sure I heard, then it had to be related to the assassination attempt right? Then I still don’t believe that Verna/Becky acted alone.

    Sidebar: is it me or did Mellie give not one damb about Verna dying? Something in the milk ain’t clean. At all.

    • RAchael
      February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am — Reply

      I don’t think there was a second shooter, he said that it is LIKE the second shooter theory. In reference to when Kennedy was assassinated. I think he was referring to Cyrus’ husband as playing that role in cracking this case.

    • Laura
      February 9, 2013 at 2:20 am — Reply

      hi kelly, am in Kenya too and glad to know another kenyan gladiator. How comes your were able to watch that soon yet for me i could not find it on the net?

  29. Merica
    February 8, 2013 at 9:20 am — Reply

    This episode I am unable to can HA! But am I the only person that notice David’s assistant doesn’t give 2 fucks what she lets fly out her out mouth….”hey ging”….bwaaah!

  30. JJJ
    February 8, 2013 at 9:32 am — Reply

    Luvvie, great recap like always!! This episode was everything! At, first I was made at Fitz for killing Verna but then I realized he had to do what he had to do. But then I got mad at him again when he was cold towards Liv but made up with Mellie when they were both in the same league smh but I do think Fitz is bout to play ev’body for real because like Verna said “he might be in the clouds but he is not stupid”! KUDOS once again to Shonda and all the writers!

  31. nicole
    February 8, 2013 at 9:40 am — Reply

    luvvie, these recaps, and these comments is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

    that’s all.

    have a good day good peoples.

  32. Jennifer
    February 8, 2013 at 9:40 am — Reply

    Ok, new to the blog, and you are KILLIN it!! Love it!! Last night I got to thinking though, we are all rooting for the Mistress (Liv)…and I have to give that some thought…yes, it’s a TV show and yes, I am rooting for her too, but MELLIE is married to him and she does not hide who she is…Fitz knows she is rachet and he still married her so I am starting to feel her more and more…this episode was TRULY a game changer!!

    BTW, I don’t know if Pudding Pop will still be around, but I love him and him and Huck could get it…ALL OF IT!! (Not that anyone really cares, lol)

  33. February 8, 2013 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Why are we rooting for the bad guys here?(me included) Okay President Ghost is just bad, bad, bad. Okay honestly I did hope that Verna died before she had a chance to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but I did not want her offed. Now Liv’s heart is all the way down in her feet, she was going to wait for this man and he broke her heart in a million little pieces. I was on the edge of my seat almost ’bouta have a conniption on the edge of my seat when the gunman was about to kill James and when President ghost killed Verna. I don’t know if my heart can take much more. Im not rooting for President Ghost anymore.

  34. February 8, 2013 at 9:48 am — Reply

    I don’t know why everybody believes Fitz and Olivia are meant to be. It seems people have forgotten that Olivia wasn’t his first and last mistress. Remember Amanda, the intern Cyrus had slayed when she threatened the presidency, from Season 1? Olivia knew she was telling the truth because he called her sweet baby, just the way he did before OP left the White House. AND he gave that chick a dog. Nobody has ever addressed it and OP NEVER really got into Fitz’s ass like she should’ve.

    So whenever I see Olivia all googly eyed and warm hearted when it comes to him, I want to scream, “Remember the last Side Chick?! She #aintwinning no more! You are not special!”

    Fitz is just as calculating and self absorbed as the OLOG. And I’m not surprised he killed Verna. Hell, she tried to take him out! #nocountryforoldjudges

    • Dinasty
      February 8, 2013 at 10:40 am — Reply

      Girl, I’m not here for Olivia schoolgirl crush on Fitz either, never have. At some point, you gotta stop being the other woman, realize your worth (YOU’RE OLIVIA FUCKIN’ POPE), and walk the fuck away. I don’t believe Live was the first time he’s cheated on Mellie, and it won’t be the last.

      As far as Fitz killing Verna, I’M CALLING IT NOW, the writers will spin it as if he did it all to protect Olivia and keep her from going to jail. He could give a damn about his presidency at this point because he was ready to divorce Mellie and take up with his mistress, a surefire boot from the White House. Although America is populated with broken homes, we don’t need that shit from the First Family. This makeup with Mellie is a front. He’s gonna take them down one by one, until he gets to Liv, which by that time he won’t run for reelection and they can just go away and live quietly.

      This is how my mind works as a writer. I can’t just be normal and watch the show like the average viewer.

      • February 10, 2013 at 9:00 am — Reply

        Agreed. He definitely killed for Liv and that’s why he hates her. I do believe the line “I KILLED FOR YOU!” will be uttered at some point.

    • Nika
      February 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm — Reply

      I’ve still been waiting for Fitz to call Liv “sweet baby”. I must have missed it. What scene did he call her that?

    • Sharon
      February 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm — Reply

      You said what I was thinking. No one seems to remember Fitz’s other mistress, Amanda Tanner. I never wanted Liv to be with him and was hoping that the Senator was good enough to help her get over the prez but I guess not. I will never understand why mistress believe a married man will leave his wife for her and why would she want him for that matter. If he was cheating with you, he will cheat on you IMO.

      I can’t wait to see how the story plays out!

    • Jacqxzdiva
      February 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm — Reply

      OK, you TRRRRIIIIIEDDD it with #nocountryforoldjudges *deaaaad* but I thought it was Sally Langton’s aide that Charlie murked that gave her the dog and got her pregnant, and he made her seduce the president once, that’s what he told Olivia, that they only slept together once. Am I wrong? But you right about sweet baby…

      • rowan
        February 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm — Reply

        This episode KILLED me, I can’t believe how far the writers are willing to go. They manage to shock each week. FITZ KILLED VERNA!!! o_O

        And LOL at #nocountryforoldjudges. XD

        Anyway, re: “sweet baby”. That was in the sex recording of President Ghost(then Governor Ghost) and Olivia. Sally Langdon’s aide could have told Amanda Tanner (whom he got pregnant and gave the dog to) to say that the President had called her that when they got it on, since ultimately the plan was to use the old recording of Fitz and Liv and pretend that it was a recording of the POTUS and Amanda Tanner.

        That said, it’s true that Fitz slept with Amanda Tanner, he claims it was a one time thing, but it doesn’t really make a difference. The fact remains that Fitz is a murderer and a sleazebag, and he and Mellie deserve each other.

        But I still love him and Olivia together! #TEAMOLITZ

  35. shay
    February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am — Reply

    Luvvie my love for grows more and more each week #in a none lesbian type way lol. I watch Scandal on Friday mornings and immediately after i go see what Luvvie has to say and you express my feelings to the T

  36. Miranda
    February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Love your wrap-up! LOLOL

  37. Rachael
    February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

    I think the game changer for the President was when Verna told him that Olivia was involved, and when she said that she owed it to his father. He hated his father, so I think something in him snapped. You’re right, everyone is evil, except for so far for Columbus Short. He’s just blindly loyal, which kind of bothers me.

    Not sure if I think Fitz is playing his wife. He did say she’s the only one whose always showed who she was from the beginning. So I think he would expect something like election rigging from her, but not from the rest. He thought they actually believed in his ability. Liv is a brilliant mind, but that chick needs therapy. That scene when the Senator was like, love shouldn’t hurt, was so right on. The chick has issues, and surrounds herself with those who do as well.

    • Jasmine
      February 8, 2013 at 11:51 am — Reply

      Oh, so I’m not the only one bothered by Harrison’s blind loyalty? Good to know, lol.

      I just feel like if they went to Olivia and said “give up Fitz, give up the man YOU love for us” Would she? Naaaah.

      Of course she ain’t got Fitz, but that’s neither here nor there, lol.

    • milaxx
      February 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm — Reply

      I’mma need some more Harrison back story. He must have been lower than low when he met Liv cause he is more ride or die for her than any of them.

      • February 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm — Reply

        YESSS… from what I hear too… it is coming.

      • paintgurl40
        February 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm — Reply

        well he was in jail…..

      • paintgurl40
        February 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm — Reply

        I’m sorry but if Judge Dred tried to kill me…then talked all that bullshit with an attitude, and then she threw that comment about my daddy…the daddy that I HATED? And she gon jus fly on up to the upper room like an innocent little lamb and I got to deal with the shitstorm she’s leaving down here? HELL NAWL…bitch gotta go!

  38. Kendall Slater
    February 8, 2013 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Brava, Luvvie. I think you’re right, Fitz is in motion to get back at the League of Goons but I’m still undecided as to whether he started with Mellie with the dry kiss, or earlier with Olivia when he sent her looking for her face at Verna’s funeral.

  39. Valerie
    February 8, 2013 at 11:08 am — Reply

    This was such a heartbreaking episode for me. Nobody and I mean nobody got what they wanted (except Mellie). Quinn didn’t get her revenge, Abby lost David, Liv lost both her mens, David lost his ENTIRE case, Cyrus lost his mind, and Verna lost her life.

    But I did have two moments of levity: one being Huck’s side eye to Abby after handing her the cd with her and David on it and the other when Harrison gave Abby the rundown on what it takes to be a gladiator (hey boo, I see you).

    Is it wrong that I am excited that Liv is getting another love interest besides the president? (I don’t count senator pudding pop, he was just a distraction)

    • Laura
      February 9, 2013 at 2:09 am — Reply

      Is it that Shonda is not able or purposely does not want to get a better love interest for Liv who can make her forget about Fitz and move on instead of this going back and forth? Liv is thouroughly messed up emotionally and needs to discover a new meaning of love other than what she knows. Her and Fitz make a good couple though but obstacles are just too many!

  40. Pepp
    February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am — Reply

    Hunh hunh what I tell you President ghost ain’t shit! Y’all just so down with this evil skeletor looking man. Nope! Not I. Now we see his true colors. He petty and vengeful, just like he was in Ghost! Liv you in danger girl.

    • Mel
      February 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm — Reply

      Look I just bust out laughing at this damn post. “Liv you in danger girl” just took the life outta me.

    • locd4life
      February 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm — Reply

      HOOTING & HOLLERING at the “Liv, you in danger girl comment”…that’s all! TOO MUCH

  41. Timika
    February 8, 2013 at 11:27 am — Reply

    Whoo! This episode had me standing in the middle of the floor yelling at my TV. My baby was like, Mom you are too noisy I can’t sleep. When Charlie Misfit was up behind James, I just knew he was too through. Charlie Misfit is the must useless hitman I know. How come you are always getting caught. I would want a refund.

    I don’t know how Liv is going to get over Prez Ghost. She gave up on a man who loves her for one who don’t want her no kind of way. But what makes her think it is ok for love to hurt. I am with Senator Puddin’ Love isn’t supposed to hurt.

    Verna that evil witch. She gave up all the business so she can have a clear conscience. You know the Devil was waiting for her with I got a proposition for you.

    Liv’s new love interest puts President Ghost to shame and her hair. I need to get her hairstylists name.

  42. Kari
    February 8, 2013 at 11:30 am — Reply

    My two sisters and I laughed for a good half hour after the show quoting your tweets last night. one more couch slide would have done me in…

    Let me get off here and go head and replenish this chapstick…

  43. JustJosie
    February 8, 2013 at 11:31 am — Reply

    Great recap, Luvvie. When Ghost killed Verna, I slid right off the couch sideways. I am just through. Just through. This damn show. I want to quit it but I can’t. Quit. *dropping my head on my desk*

    Ok..I am back…I agree with one of the comments above, now Liv is free. Ghost played her so far to the left at Verna’s funeral even Bey was like “Dayyyyum…”

    Then I got pissed at him and thought…Really? Really? Liv has saved his azz so many times, at a minimum she deserved a pass. She was the only one of the Goon Squad who wasn’t thinking of herself when she went along with the plan.

    I am all in and can’t wait to see what happens next.

  44. Jasmine
    February 8, 2013 at 11:46 am — Reply

    I can’t believe President Ghost earned his name last night. His facial expression was exactly the same as when he tried to choke Whoopi out in Ghost! I went from feeling so SAD for him to yelling at him. Can’t. Believe. It.

    Cyrus about to kill his husband. Cyrus is ruthless.

    Mellie and Fitz’s shady kiss made me LOL! They eyed each other the entire time. I like Mellie and her “I don’t give a damb – I NEED to be Hillary Clinton” attitude. Her stankness makes me smile.

    I love Liv and all, but she doesn’t ever need to break out her best Young and the Restless speech about love EVER again. Girl, NO! Then to have to be schooled by Edison? Love shouldn’t hurt. SAY IT AGAIN! Sadly, I awwwed and giggled when Fitz shut her down. If that’s the love she’s about to get with Fitz? Try again!

    That evil little Verna! I had a feeling she told Fitz before she died, but I had no idea he killed her. Fitz killed Verna. That’s all I could say for a good 20 minutes after the show. He killed old Verna.

    Shonda makes me sick!

  45. Jay
    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Honestly, I lost all respect for Fitz. He just flipped on Olivia. He did not try to talk but he went with the ultimate dagger. I want her to move on and find happy love. She deserves more than painful and devastating love. I want her to turn back into problem solving Olivia. I want Fitz to mess up and I want him to need her and I want her to turn her back on him and stab him in the heart just like he did to her. I hate him for pushing this relationship idea on her for so long till she finally gave in and believed that it could happen just for him to take it away.

    last night’s episode just made me so angry. like wtf shonda? wtf. this show just messes me up.

    i’m glad olivia got her new weave n new man next week though.

  46. Jennifer
    February 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    I just read this recap on the train to work like I ain’t watch this 12 hours ago. I was so engrossed that almost missed my stop. Anywho, I have actually made it to work but yeah, my pressure is still sky high from this episode. Medic!!!

    –I’m mad at Verna but lowkey admire her supreme gooning skills. This chile had her own DC tea party spilling tea all OVA the place. Verna, ma’am, why you make your last acts on earth so shadefull? I mean damn, Queen of the Goons for real.

    –Wayment, Quinnsey is trying to get Huck on a Safeway $5 Friday sale? Ma’am??? -> \____

    –Best moments are a dead tie between Harrison reading Abby for filth and Huck looking at Abby like “You nasty girl.”

    –My pressure is still high. Y’all know that Dark Fitz (Yep new name. My husband came up with that one. Fitz acquired Darkside Sith Lord powers after Verna told him that he ain’t even win on his own merits) is NOT going to let Cyrus and James adopt that squishy baby. Busting out my Florida Evans –damn, damn, DAMN!!!!!

  47. milaxx
    February 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Iyanla needs at least an hour a week with all these folks, and couple of them need two hours. They all like that broken kind of love. (BTW, great photoshop of blend of Liv & Iyanla.)

    Poor Fitz looking kind of stupid. He got played by everybody. They all keep saying he’s a good man, etc…. but no one believed he could be president on his own actions. That’s gotta make him question how many of his actions were manipulated by the goons. Worse of all Liv who told him he was not the loser his father said he was, showed by her actions she didn’t have faith in him. Mellie is just the devil he knows.

  48. milaxx
    February 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    Forgot to talk about Cyrus even thinking about having his boo popped. Wasn’t he the one moping around when he and James broke up? Now you gotta think twice about letting Charlie take him out?

    yeah Cyrus and Liv might need daily sessions with Iyanla.

  49. February 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    I am still standing applauding Cyrus’ monologue

    “I STOLE the White House!

    I wasn’t made to be Chief of Staff. Do you know what I was made to be? I was made to be the President of the United States, I was made to lead the nation, I was made to ensure this country’s place in the world for generations to come, I would have been GREAT at that. I have the stones, I have back bone, I have the will.

    I would have been a great President, but guess what? I’m fairly short and not so pretty and I really like having sex with men so instead of being President of this land that I love, I get to be the guy behind the President of the United States, and sure I have power, I influence decisions. I help steer the country, but Ill never be in the history books, my name will NEVER be on an airport or a doctrine. Being the guy behind the guy is as far as my road goes, 8 years of this and then I’m done and off to the think tank or K street or the Poli Sci department of the Ivy of my choice, nice life, it’s respectful. But this is the peak, the pinnacle, it’s the rarest of air, and my lungs.. it’s happening right now, this is as highest I get to climb this is the top, and that election was my shot, Fitzgerald Grant was my shot. When your shot comes you got to take it or you loose and I’ve already lost enough. I am done loosing. I took my shot.”

    and yes I transcribed it… this right here is TRUTH! give him an emmy, toni, oscar and a grammy damb it

    oh and Luvvi, you have one more gain to call Harrison your boo.. ya hear. one more again.

    “you don’t get to have feelings that’s the job, gladiators don’t have feelings we rush into battle were soldiers, we get hurt in the fight we suck it up and hold it down we don’t question, and you know it Abby. “

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm — Reply

      Girl I had to tweet him on that one and Harrison tweeted me back!!!!!!! I died a few thousand times in bliss… BUT yes, he read Abby soooo proper like.

  50. Erin
    February 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Something is wrong with me. This is TV. I know this. And yet, I was HURT during the funeral scene! Like…”Oh yeah, about that…don’t??? Tha hell you mean??? WE JUST SAID WE’D WAIT FOR YOU FITZ!!!!!” Yes. WE. Everybody’s all up in arms about Fitz killing Verna while I’m sitting next to Liv on the pew ’cause we just got dismissed, Oran Juice Jones style.

    What’s Iyanla’s number again?

    • DJ
      February 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm — Reply

      This comment? “Everybody’s all up in arms about Fitz killing Verna while I’m sitting next to Liv on the pew ’cause we just got dismissed, Oran Juice Jones style.”

      I can’t stand y’all…ROFLMAOOOOOO!!! Fitz told her “scram, silly rabbit.” Lawd.

      • Sane Jane
        February 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm — Reply

        LOL!!!!!! I am too through with all a y’all!

    • February 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm — Reply

      “Everybody’s all up in arms about Fitz killing Verna while I’m sitting next to Liv on the pew ’cause we just got dismissed, Oran Juice Jones style.” Not Oran Juice Jones LOL. I’m so glad I was not at work when I read that cause I screamed. Y’all are crazy.

      Love Cyrus and the fact that he was just not quite gangsta enough to kill his boo and their monologue was excellent. I was sweating for poor James for a minute though. And I know when Charlie sees Huck he’s thinking ‘this ninja HERE….’

      Ok, Mellie is still my girl. I love how she was side eying him when he first started his you and me routine. I’m sure she was thinking ummm you were just hollering about a divorce…. so that half butt kiss was surely a reflection of that. I’m not sure he’s playing her but we’ll see.

      Finally came around for Abby this episode and Huck made me laugh when he told Quinn he’d merk Hollis “for the free” lol.

      Harrison…yeah…still fine so whatever is coming out of his mouth is working for me.

      Prez Ghost did it – both me and Voldemort didn’t see that one coming.

      Liv, love does not equal suffering so I’m hoping we get to a better relationship minded space with new boo coming up. The Senator was not unattractive – to me anyway – but they just had NO CHEMISTRY so there weren’t many people sad about this breakup. Especially when she shut his a$$ down at least 3 times….Boo pick your face up off the floor for this last time and get you somebody that wants you and your “dereon duffle” lol

    • Just Josie
      February 10, 2013 at 9:34 am — Reply

      ROFL at sitting on the pew…too much!

  51. Jessica
    February 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    This episode MERKED my ENTIRE life. I literally needed an hour to gather the pieces of my nerves off the floor. Before going to bed I had to remind myself “Jess, this is just a tv show.” I’m still feeling some kind of way…chile I knew Fitz knew something when he hit Liv with that stale face and said “Can I help you with something?” BOY HUH? WAIT WHAT? I felt all her pain…girl, I was out for the count.

    Buuuuutttt……let’s talk about next week’s episode…10. MONTHS. LATER….Liv’s hair will be laid for the GAWD and she will be chummy with this preppy luh white boy…and this is where I wanted to call Shonda and be like “Girl, let me write a luh sumn for you…”

    Here’s my logic for the episodes to come:

    I need for Fitz to regret letting Liv go ((even though she did him wrong))…and whats the one way to make a ninja go bananas and regret ever tryna be hard?? SHOW UP SOMEWHERE WITH A FIONNNEEE OTHA MAN…so listen that quirky luh white boy ain’t gon cut it…im telling ya’ll now..RET NAH!!

    Possible love interests to MERK Fitz:

    1. ((THEE MISTER)) Morris Chestnut..i…he’s just…listen…EVARYTHING!
    2. Terrence Howard
    3. Michael Ealy

    • February 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      Two out of three ain’t bad. But not feeling ol’ Terrance “Babywipes” Howard.

      It ain’t gonna take long for Fitz to be chasing Liv down in the daytime with a flashlight. The preview for next week showed him snatching up on her arm, so he cannot stand for her to be happy with someone else. But I think he might be kinda crazy and might turn stalkerish…

      • Jennifer
        February 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm — Reply

        Nawl on Terrance Howard. A hearty Hell Yesssssss to Idris Elba.

        • milaxx
          February 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm — Reply

          YES! Idris will have Liv saying, “Fitz who?”

          • February 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

            Eh I say
            Idris (although he doesn’t really like to do TV anymore)
            Jai Courtney (ladies you should google him)
            Hugh Dillion (google him too ladies)

          • HotGirlE
            February 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

            I nominate TheHumanist for president! You don’t know how your suggestion to google Jai Courtney changed my life!!!! That mine is Fi-oi-ne!!!! Makes me use ALL the exclamation points!!!!!!

            I’m also glad I’m not the only one who thinks the new boo is NOT sexy. I mean Senator Pudding Pop was never that bad to me but this new dude is hella lame.

          • Jessica
            February 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

            Wait….my thrist for vanilla has been quenched. I’m for these choices too!

          • nichole
            February 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm

            Absolutely YES for Hugh Dillon. But it looks like Olivia will be contending with some interest from Scott Foley next week. That works too.

        • Pepp
          February 9, 2013 at 10:44 am — Reply

          Helll YAASSSS on My second husband Idris Elba. Fitz ain’t got shit on Mr. “I’m an XL.” Fitz would look like an old snot rag standing next to idris. It woulda been too segzy!

    • KDS
      February 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm — Reply

      I’ll take Michael Ealy -aka – my baby daddy for $10 please!!!

  52. Aisha Johnson
    February 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    We are the company we keep. Fitz had some of that murdering rage, I can not give up his relationship to Ghost. Carl is a killa!

    All jokes aside, that episode was everything. I knew it was Verna, one of those women who wanted him to die (Verna, Mellie, or VP).

    That’s bull crap, Fitz will always love Livvie. I think he’s going to get even with everyone. Starting with the animal he procreates with. LOL.

    That Iyanla gif has got me all worked up, FUNNY chile!

    It did make me sad that she equates drama and hurt with love. *Sniff* I hope it comes out who or what situation made her lose hope in love.

  53. saro
    February 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    “Ma’am, if you wanna do something for America, pay extra taxes.”

    This line right here is why I like you so much!

  54. February 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    Fitz killed Verna and did. not. blink. Something in him has changed, and I just know that as soon as Liv starts finding happiness with somebody else, he is gonna chase her down like a cheetah chases down a gazelle.

    I could not wait to get home to enjoy this! And next week everything starts again with a 10-month time lapse. Hmmm, Shonda has me al hemmed up in my emotions like I’m wearing a straightjacket.

    And the Snow White GIF…slays me over and over again!

  55. February 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    And yes. The kiss between Fitz and Mellie seemed all dry and flinty. Something about his turnaround don’t curl alla way ova and Mellie could not even close her eyes for it.

    This is better than Shakespeare!

  56. IJS
    February 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    This episode was EVERYTHING! Why, ’cause like Liv, I can see clearly now…

    A. Fitz and Mellie belong together. Yep, I said it. He’s snatching lives, she’s snatching everything else. Let ‘em go to hell together. Plus, I’m sure that coldness was, “I don’t know you after all. You didn’t believe in me or the plan.” And he’s right.

    B. Liv needs a girlfriend like Sanaa Lathan in Something New to tell her to have Senator Pudding Pops black babies. For realsies. Obama Jr. and what not.

    C. I want that Cyrus dude to get an Emmy or something. He had real snot coming out of his nose. I can fake a cry… but snot?!?

    D. Can I be Harrison’s girlfriend 10 months down the line? We can talk back and forth real fast, but have slow “adult play”.

  57. Kevalyn
    February 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    I am here for this recap and the comments. It’s a good thing everyone’s already left for the day cause iHollered constantly. In addition to medical bills, Imma send Shonda my marriage counseling invoices. Between me yelling at the TV for an hour and then having a 1.5 hour recap on the phone, my husband ended up sleeping in the guest room.

  58. February 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm — Reply

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  59. Dee
    February 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    This show is very aptly named, everyone is involved in something scandalous! Election rigging? SCANDAL! President having a mistress? SCANDAL! Supreme Court judge assassinates the president? SCANDAL! First Lady risks foetus’s life to save marriage? SCANDAL! President murdered Supreme Court judge to protect his ghostly ass? SCANDAL! Chief of Staff’s journalist husband perjures to protect marriage? SCANDAL! and it goes on and on and on and on (a la Taio Cruz).

    The only person with a clean slate is David Rosen, and I’m sure “something scandalous his way comes” very soon.

    P.s. there is still that psycho assistant of Sally the VP, the one who got sent away from the white house with his tail btw his legs after killing the journalist (Quinn’s lover for a minute) who was going to reveal his involvement with Amanda Tanner, I wonder what became of him.

    This show is amazing! At the risk of people tongue-lashing me, I just wish Olivia Pope doesn’t always look like she’s about to cry! She is supposed to be very strong after all.

    • LadyMarin
      February 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm — Reply

      Billy is dead. Charlie killed him.

      • February 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm — Reply

        Sorry Billie’s not dead, we’ve never seen his body & in fact one of the latest interviews released after last nights horrible episode Shonda talks about the VERY real possibility that Billie returns.

  60. Ayana
    February 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    This episode had me STUCK! Mouth open and eyes wide!!!! That is all I can muster on this one. It’s Friday and I’m still STUCK! Damn you Shonda Rhimes, writers, et al!

  61. Dinasty
    February 8, 2013 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    Also, let’s not forget Fitz was a killer in Kiss the Girls with Morgan Freeman. Dr. Will Rudolph.

    • February 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm — Reply

      YYYYYAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!! Getting his demented swirl on in that movie, too!

  62. February 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    I can’t even get it out!!! My baby Fitz went OUT like a G handling Lord Voldemort!!!! Olivia’s leaving Verna’s bedside unturned left him NO CHOICE & for ONCE he stepped up & did what he HAD TO DO!!!! But ummmm, yeah I’m not here for any reconciliation between he & Mellie. That disgusting ship has sailed. Besides Mellie’s had her share of fun too (remember Mr. Toe-rotica). Luv the hilarious re-cap Luvvie!!!

    • February 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm — Reply

      AAAHHHHH!!! Lord Voldemort! Verna did have that look, tho! WAYMINT – Toe-rotica?!?! Hmmm…But yeah, their “reunion” is not going to last. I think Fitz has got something planned for Mellie, and she is not gonna like it. At. All.

      Cyrus wins all the medals for mastering the ugly snot cry. I am here for all of that. But Fitz and Cyrus may end up having a showdown – he knows Cyrus is one of the Goons, so anyone associated with all of that may not be safe.

      • Leslie
        February 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm — Reply

        But what could he do to Mellie, that wouldn’t jeopardize his position in office?

  63. Maverick
    February 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    This episode was chock full of great stuff. Everyone has hit them all except a certain part during the
    James/Cyrus exchange. James had me rolling when he said “I’m asthmatic, like five star hotels and room service. I wouldn’t be a good fugitive.” As a former asthmatic, he had me rolling. Almost started to wheeze. I can relate.

  64. MB
    February 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    Have y’all forgotten that Verna tried to assassinate the president of the United States? Shoot, if someone just told me they tried to kill me I’m coming for their oxygen mask too.

  65. Evie G
    February 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    Ya know….when I was watching Prez Ghost kill Verna and be all nasty to Liv, I got the same feeling that I got while watching Buffy when Angel lost his soul.

  66. DivaChef
    February 9, 2013 at 12:30 am — Reply

    I LITRALLY (yes, LITRALLY) refused to even click on FB until I caught up on Scandal tonight, not only because there would be spoilers but SO many of my friends follow Luvvie, that I KNEW I would see her post.

    I’m glad I waited.

    Now I’ma need some help getting my life.com. Because Scandal nearly killed me, then Lovvie brought the hymn singing and slow walking.

    I just can’t with Shonda Rimes. I just can’t.

    And YES!!! I WILL stop calling Charlie when Iyanla is available!! YES GAWD HUNTY!!!!!

  67. Shayla
    February 9, 2013 at 12:38 am — Reply

    5). Fitz isn’t evil. Fitz is about self preservation. Also the man got shot in the head. Didn’t doctor Halfrican say he could have changes in personality? That he may be unable to make executive decisions? I’m not here for the “Fitz went to the dark side” argument. His whole life was shattered…he did what his jacked up brain and gut told him to.

    4) Quinn can’t act. I’m sorry it’s distracting and annoying. No comment on her as she is the weakest link. She needs to sit down.

    3)Harrison’s diatribes every week are tired. We don’t know how to feel about Harrison because WE DON’T KNOW THE FOOLS BACK STORY. He’s a nice looking black man who has an unhealthy obsession with Olivia. It’s surface and is not going to hold the audience much longer.

    2) Mellie ain’t forgiving Ghostie that quickly. That woman is smart and perceptive. We’ll see how this develops. She may love him but she doesn’t trust him. Keep your enemies closer and all that…

    1) I’m here for Cyrus. Best character in the whole show. His dialogues with James made my black behind get in bed just like Olivia (sans scarf, but old mascara in tact.)

    • sadiqua
      February 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm — Reply

      Did…did you just read us like Liv did Edison?? Backwards from five?? I.LIVE!!!

    • felicia
      February 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm — Reply

      Love it, especially #3. Really? He is going to follow her that blindly, that storyline is so annoying.

  68. Gdubworldwide
    February 9, 2013 at 8:37 am — Reply

    London calling, where it is cold grey and Scandal deprived owing to Channel4’s crazy-stupid decision to run the hottest series on the planet one season behind the world. I discussed it with them as amicably as I could and now I don’t need ‘em. @luvvie you brought me to Scandal and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry ( sing it Michael) cause this thing and your blog have turned me into a fiend. I don’t comment on blogs but lady you deserve some ‘omage for these recaps and these comments. Dee-lish. Now a few items:-
    1) Shonda Rimes and the real POTUS (BO) went to the school of the long game. All of that Grey’s and PP was preparing the way for this masterpiece and she is putting it down and cannot be stopped. Yup they was playing for one term we were playing for two and the legacy books.
    2. Olivia, Liv, Livvie do not forget the first rule in affairs, the matey, the mistress, the side-piece, the chick on the side always gets shafted. Always. You are way too smart for this. And I am glad to see they are taking a flatiron to that curly thing. Love, love, love that you had your swim cap on while stroking through the preview of the next episode. Just keep that real black women’s hair thing alive and kicking, cause we CANNOT just jump in no pool widout no swim cap.
    3. Quinn- why exactly?
    4. Abby- you deserved it. Sleeping with the Enemy. Loved Harrison’s line in his soliloquoy feeling, hmmm, really?”. She knows what they do. She did it to a bunch of others. Never dig one grave sweetie, always dig two.
    5. Edison- last seen batting 0-2 with women who want the dirty, dangerous, trifling, weak and lowdown but real sharp with the good extra lovin’ boys. Saw him last year limping after Bess on Broadway. Audra McDonald as Bess dished him some worse dirt than Ms Olivia. He deserves a good woman.
    6. Cyrun run tings. De end.
    7. Mellie I see what Shonda trying to do, trying to make it look like you’re the bad girl when you stand up in church then stand by your man when fast Ms Liv comes calling. For the purposes of the show I gotta hate you but in life I am giving you the peace sign. You are getting it done and like Liv you seem to really love, weak, trifling… see point 5 above.
    8. MR FITZ!! Shonda what are you really gonna do with a stone faced killer? How do you redeem this cat? How? What magic do you have in your pen that makes a man who murdered a bald, dying cancer patient get some redemption? He needs to be in Leavenworth where we will see how good his good extra lovin’ really is. I give him two life terms for the way he speaks to Olivia when he is cutting things off, which he has done a few times then when he wants to turn it back on he is all low husky I need you wait for my shit. Talks and looks at her like she is germs, beneath contempt. No Ms. Liv even if you ended up together this man would kill you in your sleep or cheat on you cause you are way too much woman for him. No Liv run, don’t walk away from this pampered Papa’s boy who is still competing with his dead father. You don’t have enough love to fill that there hole.
    I am going to return to the shadows now. I read but never comment but Luvvie, Shonda and Kerry are doing good work.
    SCANDAL IS THE GUNGO!!!*
    *Ask your jamaican friends what gungo is.
    One Love
    Honourable respect to #nocountryforoldjudges #flippingthecasket #sentlivlookingforherface & #oliviaunchained Olivia get yourself a side of biscuits with gravy like Sophia after she decked Harpo in Colour Purple, you looking mighty thin and trust me you home now.

    • February 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm — Reply

      LOL you are ALWAYS allowed to write a tome related to Scandal. ALWAYS.

  69. Gdubworldwide
    February 9, 2013 at 9:14 am — Reply

    Pssssst P.S. @luvvie sorry for the length of the comment, wont happen again. Sorry I got a little carried away errm ooops. Will send flowers.

  70. mochazina
    February 9, 2013 at 9:18 am — Reply

    look, I am not here for his adultery, but fitz totally choose the wrong one to stick with. mellie is crazy – like she wasn’t in the league of goons! or like in his heartbreak over liv he forgot about that induction thing. you gonna risk the life of my child with a 444444444four week early induction? nawl, heffa, you gotsa go anyway. “do you love me?” nope, you took too long to answer! i’m not sure if i’m here for post-divorce olitz, but fellie ain’t it.

    no lie, Verna being the killer surprised me, but him killing her? nope. saw that coming as soon as he got up to walk away from her bed. and that daddy comment murked all of what was left his goodness.

    Cyrus bugging out on his ol man and calling Charlie? totally saw that coming, too, when he went hulk in the bedroom. he’s certifiably crazy. he’s totally in huck’s circle and needs to go get some AA for his whiskey addiction, too.

  71. E
    February 9, 2013 at 11:14 am — Reply

    1. I am not mad at Fitz for Killing Verna- an eye for an eye. He protected them all with that action.

    2. If you fell in love with someone and found out your whole relationship was built on a lie- how would you react? Trust, honesty, and belief that the other is amazing is what they had and she broke him with agreeing to rig the election. Not mad about him snatchin her wig in the church either.

    3. When is someone gonna put a hit on CYRUS?!?!

    4. Mellie is a fool if she thinks that her and Fitz have a future. He is playing her like an orchestra of instruments.

    *I think Jake Weston aka Scott Foley aka Livvy’s new love interest is Fitz’s half brother. Verna got pregnant by Big Gerry and gave the baby up. Why else would she feel like she owed Fitz’s dad something? IJS*

  72. Rae
    February 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    Fantastic episode of Scandal. The whole cast is full of foolery. Shonda Rimes is turnin in out…do you hear me! The only thing that has me “wall sliding” is watching Olivia consistently cryin over Mellie’s husband. Y’all can say what you want, but Mellie is the real Gangsta on this show.

  73. onimuoyinbo
    February 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm — Reply

    Great recap.
    Verna was being vindictive for no good reason. Her kids/grandkids would have suffered the shame too. She was going to die and no longer be part of the G5 so she decided to destroy it all. Colder than the arctic.
    Why did’t Liv take her cue from Fitz cold answers? She knows in seconds when he’s not ok but she carried on talking in a church full of people where she could not challenge him. I felt like clawing his eyes out but I thought – no -revenge is a dish served cold. I expected her to scream “YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Verna told you”.
    Mellie is the only one that can seriously hurt him politically as she will talk if Fitz does not toe her line. All the others will keep their mouths shut to avoid jail so he makes nice with her. I’m sure he has plans in the offing.
    When Olivia broke his heart first time, he turned to Amanda T which made things bad between himself and Liv. This time, he turns to Mellie who is safer than another random girl.
    He may be banking on Liv forgiving him later because she always seems to but I hope galfriend tells him where to get off. I love them together and all but words hurt and you remember them at odd times. ‘Mistress’ – I will shove it down his throat and choke him. All SS will not be able to save him.

  74. February 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    I just watched last week’s Scandal again.

    there were so many powerful moments.

    I think my second favorite scene, after the Huck in the elevator was Cyrus and James – they were so damn intense. it was a fabulous scene, and I loved that James knew all about Cyrus’ flaws and was quite clear about who he married, but still loved him.

    James- tell me you stole the White House.

    Cyrus- I STOLE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

    wow.

  75. Pamap02
    February 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    I’m coming to terms with the fact that I’m not the fan I thought I was. I hate that Fitz is a murderer. I could handle the adultery angle. i can understand growing distant in a relationship and falling in love with someone else. i loved Fitz and Liv. but now Fitz is a murderer. it wasnt self defense, it was defense of reputation. WHY. just to advance the plot? Ridiculous. I absolutely hate it when the writing becomes plot driven. And no longer character driven. The thing that really sux is that it was unnecessary! It could have been written differently and spared Fitzs character. He could have been a passive participant ( I.e. being in a position to save her, but doing nothing). He didn’t have to actively kill someone. Now I no longer want to root for Fitz and Liv. Yes, it was a game changer. And now, I’m a channel changer. So sad, I really liked this show

    • Crystal
      February 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm — Reply

      Presidents kill… Usually by giving orders. Through no fault of his own, an election was stolen. To have it confirmed to the American people could have damaged more than the truth was worth. A President was shot and a woman died, and the cold- blooded killer wanted to continue “killing” faith and trust in everyone she could … Because she knew she would not have to face the consequences.
      There was no time to order her extinction, neither could the election be reversed. I imagine Fitz has had to make life and death decisions being in the Navy… This was literally one minute before David walks in….and Judge Valdemot destroys the country. I think I would have taken away a few last minutes from the evil chick who had me shot in the head to save a country…. And not go down as the man who destroyed it. What I want to know is what power he knows Mellie has that she could have actually had him shot? Just what does he know about her and how ruthless she may be?

      • PamAP02
        February 10, 2013 at 9:57 am — Reply

        Oh please. We both know theres a difference between an executive order to kill a threat to the country and a personal decision to kill an individual threat to our personal interests. So please don’t go there. For me, because I know this is just aTV show, the writers have turned a corner. There is no way to redeem this character now. There is no longer any rooting value. It’s over. Not saying that I’m on some moral high ground and nobody else should watch. To each his own. Just expressing my profound disappointment at where the character has been taken and that for me I can no longer enjoy the show

  76. Buks
    February 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    “Ma’am, if you wanna do something for America, pay extra taxes.” Right!! Cause you’re stealing away to the light you tryna drag errybody with you. That’s some hater ish stuff Verna!!

    Love the recaps, I’m here for them. Here.

    Just wanted to say I don’t think Harrison blindly follows Liv. I just think he really knows what the hell is up, Huck too. That’s why they ask no questions and do as told, they figure ish out. It’s oblivious Abby and naive Quindsay that need everything spelled out for them all the damb time. Keep up ladies!!

    Harrison knows the meaning of plausible deniability and if something ever goes down, he’d be able to truthfully say he didn’t know what Liv was up to cause she never told him. Smart.

  77. Just Josie
    February 10, 2013 at 9:54 am — Reply

    @Luvvie..I came back just to see the new gifs. ROFL..great job!

  78. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    February 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    I can’t even read all these comments today. I will be back to add my commentary tomorrow, after I’ve escaped from my glass case of emotion.

  79. February 11, 2013 at 11:11 am — Reply

    But can we pay #amish to Verna in that casket??? Her face was BEAT for her meeting with Satan. WERK ONE LAST TIME, VERNA!”

    But can we please pay #amish. We need to call Lebanon Levy and his goons on buggies for this one!

    Good gawd amighty!

  80. JJJ
    February 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, did you see the Judge Verna Memoriam video on youtube? This had me ROTF

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8QwXx7yNsg

  81. Nomelle
    February 14, 2013 at 4:26 am — Reply

    Aww hellz to the nah… this episode was the shiznit!! Everything Scandal can be and more… THIS! THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!

    And other than the ep where President Ghost was shot… this ep BROUGHT IT ALL THE WAY HOME.

    There is nothing I love more than everything and everyone being broken and messed the frak up…Speaking of broken… Liv is seriously damaged and I wanna know more!!!

    As for Fitz and Mellie… I love Mellie she is an awesome character and I love how just when you think she is simply cold and scheming she does something that shows she’s human.

    I don’t know ’bout the rest of y’all but the Cyrus/James scene was slow clap worthy… and just like with James and Cyrus “SHOW ME WHO YOU ARE!” I felt the ‘helping Verna along the way to meet the Maker’ scene was President Ghost’s ‘show me who you are’ scene.

    LOVE IT. And I love your recaps gurl… wandered on here after Chescaleigh linked you/mentioned you in her Scandal VLOGs.

  82. Max
    April 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm — Reply

    I’m coming to the party late, but I have to say, I love your recaps Luvvie. I’m still laughing about the flaming red cheetos/constitution line. You’re awesome!

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