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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Scandal?!? Episode 214 Recap

After last week’s Scandal episode left me in need to pressure pills and sniffs of extra oxygen from Verna’s tank, I was just ready to see what was next. And when I heard that the show was jumping 10 months ahead, I knew Shonda and her team were gon shake every table. This week didn’t leave me rolling around on the floor like last one but it ended and I was unable to can with many questions.

Water Weight – The episode starts off with Olivia in a pool swimming like Michaela Phelps. Seems that she’s tryna work off some thangs!

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Shower Shutdown – President Ghost is in the shower (owww) when Mellie walks in the bathroom with a drink he requested. She hands it to him and then joins him. She’s clearly working hard at trying to get him to give her some loving and he looks less than enthused. She heads down south to get on her knees and he shook his head with such fervor that you’d think he’d get whiplash. Maybe Mellie shoulda read Superhead’s book (-_-).

Surprise Bed Gift – David wakes up and realizes he’s holding a bloody knife. He looks next to him and there’s a dead woman who has been stabbed with that same knife and he hops out of bed. HOW THE HELL?!? Who set this poor guy up? As he jumps outta bed, police knock on his door and it takes him a while to open it. When he does, they tell him a neighbor called saying she heard a woman screaming. A nervous David tells them that it might have been his TV being loud. Poor guy was shaking like a polaroid picture until they left his doorway. We know who Liv’s newest client gon be.

Coffee and Flirting – Olivia is standing in line at NotStarbucks when the guy in front of her accidentally knocks her phone out of her hand. He helps her pick it up and once he sees that she’s FAHN and her hair is LAIDT like forgiveness, he starts chatting her up. They trade witty banter and he gives her his phone number. Well, check out Pope getting back in the game.

David Gets the Gladiators – David is no fan of Liv’s but he knows that he needs the Gladiators to come fix the newest mess he’s in. They get on the scene and he says he didn’t kill this woman, whose name is Wendy. But he did sleep with her. Huck notices that his pupils are turned inward and tells him he’s been roofied. Well DAMB. The more you know. It also turns out that since he got fired as State Attorney from failing his last two MAJOR cases, he’s been blacklisted in government. He’s now a high school political science teacher whose granny had to pay his last month’s rent.. AAWWW poor guy! They really did ruin his entire livelihood.

Showing Quinnsey the Ropes – Huck and Quinnsey are left to “clean up” the crime scene after the Gladiators moved Wendy to her own house. Huck gives Quinnsey tips on what to do to make a crime scene not staged, and he gives her the honor of re-stabbing Wendy. When she did it and smiled at him, I got worried. But Huck’s almost orgasmic face at seeing her do it made me cackle.

Cyrus Shut Out – President Ghost is taking meetings without letting Cyrus know and it’s clear that Cy is out of his trust circle. And he’s not pleased. And Ghost doesn’t give a damb.

Not Baby Arms – The Gladiators try to figure out who set David up for this murder so they go through Wendy’s cellphone and find hella pics of men’s bodies without their heads visible. She’s clearly run through them. They also use her Facebook posts to figure out where she was when she took the pics. Win. Also a reminder for folks to turn off the geolocation when they post. As they go through the pics, Abby asked a dumb question and Harrison helped her clarify. “Is that someone’s…?” “Hair baby arm? No.” I AM HERE FOR HARRISON!!!

David Side-eyes Liv – Olivia goes to see David and he accuses her of possibly setting him up as a murderer because of Defiance-gate. I get why he is mad at Liv, because her job of fixing things has thoroughly messed up his life. But he better recognize that she’s the closest thing to a friend that he has.

He Knows – Liv meets up with Cyrus to ask him if he had anything to do with David being set up. Cy says although that isn’t the worst idea he’s heard, it wasn’t him. And then Olivia tells her that she thinks Prez Ghost knows about Defiance, and it dawns on him why he’s been shut out of his confidence for the past 10 months. Before he leaves, she tells him “Defiance is never gonna die.” OOP.

As Melle watches President Ghost playing with “America’s Baby,” Cyrus tells her that Fitz knows about what happens in Defiance, and that’s why he’s shut him and her out. “He’s running the country for real on his own.” Her attempt to deny the possibility fails and she realizes that his obsession with their new baby might be because he’s lost trust in everything else. Oh.

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And Cyrus apologizes for making Liv the godmom of him and James’ baby girl.

Pope’s School of Cope – Liv sees Abby in the office looking like a lost kitten and she asks her how she is with the whole David stuff. Abby tells her she’s fine, looking like even she doesn’t believe it. Liv tells her to do “Stuff that numbs you keeps you from thinking too much. It also helps to try to remember that he hates you. Try to hate him too.” Thank you, Ms. Pope for Unhealthy Coping 101!

David Reads for Life – David is arrested as a suspect for Wendy’s death and he’s bailed out. So him and Harrison go to the State Attorney’s office. Before they enter, Harrison tells him to remain silent the entire time and let him do the talking. When they do, David said “eff instructions” and proceeded to READ FOR FILTH! He was in his old office talking to the person who replaced him, telling him how foolish it was for them to think his no criminal background-having self randomly stabbed a woman. Lemony READ like his last name was Leakes and I loved it. Also related, David will be referred to as Lemony Snicket because his life is a series of unfortunate events. You’re welcome.

Meet Pentagon Jake – As the Gladiators go through Wendy’s phone to figure out her connections, one of those is Jake. Liv goes to where Jake works and he’s the guy she met at the coffee shop. And he works at the Pentagon. After their conversation about his connection to Wendy leads to a dead end, he asks her out and she rebuffs him. Chile…

No Country for Cyrus - Fours Americans are being held hostage by terrorists and President Ghost, Cyrus and the rest of their team have to decide on what to do. Fitz says he wants SEALs to be sent there to handle it and he asks him to reconsider and he shoots him down. When they get in private, Cyrus tells him he notices that he’s been shut out and it’s making it hard for him to do his job. Ghost hits him with “Are you done discussing your hurt feelings?” but then acquiesces and says he’ll wait on pulling the SEAL trigger. You see a little bit of hope come on Cy’s face because he misses the bromance they used to have.

Done with Pope – Lemony tells Olivia that they are done working together because he feels like all her work is to destroy his. He pulls out his checkbook and asks her how much he owes her so they can be done. She says “You can’t afford me.”

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WELP!!! He sure can’t. Didn’t granny pay his rent? Sir… Womp!

Under the Tires – Mellie and Fitz are in a limo when she says she notices he’s been drinking a lot. He looks like her like he couldn’t give half a gram of a damb. Then she brings up Defiance. She tells Ghostie that it was all Cyrus’ idea and he’s right to not trust him. She paints the picture of herself as a choiceless participant and for the first time, she’s offering Ghost something of value. He pulls her hand and kisses it, thinking the devil next to him is the only person he can trust now. That lying wench threw Cyrus under the bus so hard that his face should be on the tires.

The Awkward Ceremony – Having been hardened to Cyrus even more, Prez Ghost shows up at the baby christening and first thing he tells Cy to do is make the call to have the SEALs go in. This was probably partly to drive it to him that he is really no longer in his confidence. And then the christening starts and Olivia and Fitz are holding Ella as she’s christened. NOW I SEE! The lie Mellie told was payback to Cyrus for having Liv and Ghost be that child’s godparents. Oh that shrew!

Closet Freaks – After the ceremony and James and Cyrus are thanking everyone for coming, Liv can no longer stand being in the same room as Fitz so she leaves, walking furiously through the halls and he follows behind her. When he finally catches up, he opens up a closet, shoves her into it and starts playing tonsil hockey with her. She pushes him off… and then sucks his face with all the passion in her little body. And thus began one of the steamiest sex scenes I’ve seen not on HBO or Skinemax!

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THEY WERE UP IN THE CLOSET… closet… closet…

I was all DON’T DO THAT BUT YEESSSSSS GET IT IN! And they were at it like two dogs in heat. I was all flummoxed watching it and just like that it was over and I wanted a cigarette and I don’t e’em smoke. CHILE! My jaw was on the floor like Liv’s panties were. (P.S. where was the condom? I mean…)

When they walked out the closet, she said she made a mistake. And he thought it was the sex but she meant Defiance. He told her it wasn’t a mistake, but a betrayal. And then dismissed her with “I may not be able to control my erections around you but we are done.” WOW WOW WOW. Not cool. NOT. COOL. And here’s also where this dynamic of theirs lately has bothered me. Prez Ghost’s aggressiveness towards Liv is actually starting to bug me because he’s treating her like property. That sex scene was HOT (don’t get me wrong) but this ain’t the first time he HEMMED her up like this. Ghost better get his life in order! But that’s a post all by itself. Moving on…

Presidential Mistake – The Prez, Cyrus and defense team are watching what’s happening with the SEAL mission and they realize that it was a setup. There’s a mole in the White House. SEE? You shoulda listened to your boy! Cy suggests they have an internal investigation and he shuts him down immediately saying “I need to figure out who I can trust.” Sir, you can’t e’em trust yourself!

Lemony’s Sour But Back – Abby goes to David’s place to apologize but he isn’t hearing it, closing the door on her face. OOP. Then he finds a jump drive on the floor of his apartment and brings it to Liv. Turns out that it’s Wendy’s and it includes the classified information she’s found out (possibly related to Jake’s work). He realizes that he does need Liv to fix it because he’d be bad at jail. MMHMM.

Unsexiest Shower Ever – President Ghost is in the shower looking like he should be singing “Another Sad Love Song” by Toni Braxton as he gulps down some dark liquor. Mellie shows up again tryna get chose. This heifer. He turns down another attempt at making him her lollipop (womp) and does it too aggressively. So when she’s slightly shaken, he attempts to fix it by kissing her. Too bad there’s nothing left between the two of them because the kiss was forced, awkward and terrible because who he wants isn’t who he got. *cues “You Got It Bad” by Usher”*

The Liv Pope Show – Olivia calls Jake up and he sounds positively pleased to hear from her, saying he knew she’d call. They agree on a place and date to meet up for what seems like a date and he hangs up and watches his TV screen. WASN’T NO TV SHOW ON THEM SCREENS! IT WAS OLIVIA POPE!!! He was Truman Showing her!

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*faints* WHAT. THE. HELL??? He just went from random dude at the Pentagon to her LEGIT stalker! And for this, Jake’s new name is Officer Truman. You’re welcome.

BUT WHO IS HE REALLY? HOW DID HE GET IN HER APARTMENT TO SET THIS UP? THAT MEETING IN THE COFFEE SHOP WASN’T A RANDOM COINCIDENCE, HUH??? WHO IS JAKE WORKING WITH??? WHAT IS HAPPENING?

My CANS just called me and said they missed their flight. My inability to CAN right now is at peak levels. iCan’t. I’m an an emotional rollercoaster!

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EVERY TIME we get the answers to our questions they create new ones. DANG IT, SHONDA! *shakes fists* E’em though I won’t have it any other way. And WTF, indeed!

So yeah, discuss.

P.S. Soooo I don’t know how to say this to y’all but I will be missing next week’s episode of Scandal because I’ll be in Nigeria. *wall slides* for missing the ep, and *fist pump* for Naija ratchetness. So I won’t be able to recap it til about February 26. I’ma be so tardy for the party but y’all must deal. I’ma miss you, doe!!!

147 Comments

  1. Jerica
    February 15, 2013 at 1:56 am — Reply

    Whoooo that was good. I can go to sleep now.

    • Absurdist
      February 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm — Reply

      How? My brain didn’t stop racing until about an hour ago.

  2. Onimuoyinbo
    February 15, 2013 at 2:35 am — Reply

    Wow! Speechless.
    Shame you won’t be here next week but would it be possible to set a page up like – After Show Discussion- and we can all scribble our thots or shocks before we get your recap?

  3. Jennifer
    February 15, 2013 at 2:41 am — Reply

    This episode went easy on my blood pressure but still.

    –Poor David. I feel bad for that fella. Seems like he’s the only one swift on the uptake in DC these days.
    –President Ghost needs to get his life all the way together. Crying for 10 months the way that Toby Macguire and em cried through that entire Spider-Man 3 movie was NOT the business. How do you go #DarkFitz #FitzVader last week to a weepy lil bitch 10 months later?? Splain Lucy!
    –Also on President Ghost trusting Evilynn….Sir??
    –Closet = Hot yet disturbing. Shonda and em seem to do this well.
    –FINALLY, my husband and I are wondering why Huck is not bug sweeping Liv’s place on a regular schedule considering the business they are in and the company they keep. Hasn’t her place been bugged before?

    • ESPELLE
      February 15, 2013 at 8:44 am — Reply

      OMG hahaha Tobey was such a cry baby in the movie. Everybody in this situation needs to get their life in order. I’m actually waiting for the episode that LIV founds out Jake is certified.

    • Absurdist
      February 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm — Reply

      EXACTLY. There is no way in hell that Olivia should ever be caught unawares, no matter how cute the stalker thinks he is.

  4. MrsNumbles
    February 15, 2013 at 2:42 am — Reply

    *stutters* What……no recap next….how did….YOU CAN’T!! *ugly, snotty tears* You’re my only link to US television greatness. Can’t deal….life….empty…

  5. GT
    February 15, 2013 at 3:40 am — Reply

    Hey Luvvie, you can watch and recap next weeks episode whilst in Nigeria latest by friday 22nd. You have my email, hit me up so I can share the links with you. Oh no, you don’t have to wait till 26th, no no no no.

  6. @amaidhudhu
    February 15, 2013 at 4:18 am — Reply

    Huck so busy teaching Quinn the Evil ways he not taking care of Liv, but I think we realized security at her house was compromised when Pudding Pop was prancing to and fro in that piece!

    That scene, I knew it wouldbe hectic when I saw parental advisory at beginning of ep but DAAAAAANNNG my jaw is still on floor, eecially the subsequent dismissal. Lesigh

    • Flyy
      February 15, 2013 at 10:36 am — Reply

      “I think we realized security at her house was compromised when Pudding Pop was prancing to and fro in that piece!”

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought this. I mean the Secret Service knows where she lives, Puddin Pop seems to have a permanent key… Liv’s place is like open door policy.

  7. ashley
    February 15, 2013 at 5:50 am — Reply

    so I gave up Twitter and Facebook for lent avec I was DYING without the live tweet observations. I knew you wouldn’t leave me hanging! I literally ended last night’s episode like “welp, like luvvie, I am unable to can o_ O” tthe Truman show dude…..was that not completely creepy????! I thought he might be the mole, seeing as he was calling Wendy and she had all those government files, and he might be stalking Liv for related OR unrelated reasons. Its too much for my BRAIN!! also, the closet scene had my jaw dropped on the floor. I felt like I was watching Red Shoe Diaries.

    • February 15, 2013 at 8:06 am — Reply

      You did not just reference Red Shoe Diaries! I used to watch that show every Saturday night back in the day!

      That closet scene had me very uncomfortable. I was like no, they not … I can’t believe … no Liv no. SMH

  8. Joni
    February 15, 2013 at 6:35 am — Reply

    1) Okay, Pope, how you get all that hair under that swim cap so smooth? 2) Was it me, or when swimming she had flashbacks to a sex scene that didn’t happen yet? 3) I have a new love for the computer backup technology room….them servers was like WOWSERS! 4) Really Fitz, bros before…..well you know 5) On the real, swimming for a black girl is a lot more detailed then just a hobby, you got skin cream, hair perm, red eyes…she couldn’t take up jogging? 6) I would be ashamed of what my stalker would see if he hot bugged my home

    • ChunkyDlyte
      February 15, 2013 at 7:48 am — Reply

      LOL, glad it wasn’t me that was like, wow, they made that look easy, lol. I was also thinking that she must have the best wrap grame in the world to get that swim cap on so tight. The only time mine ever got that tight is when I had cornrows, LOL! I am glad they showed Ms. Pope swimming as it will wear you out but it is also a fun way to excerise. We need to see more black women swimming too, another reason to love this show.

  9. February 15, 2013 at 7:07 am — Reply

    Truman might not even be in the Navy. He had on the uniform, and he appeared behind her when she was at the visitor’s desk, but no one acknowledged him, and he really didn’t go anywhere. Is he a new assassin entity? Why the creepy multi-view of Olivia’s life?

    Fitz’s whole personality is altered. He went from being idealistic, kind, and sweet, to ruthless, a little psychotic, and mean as hell! Plus, I am not feeling this whole rape-y vibe he has going on these days.

    He told her he cannot control his erections around her, as if she will just have to deal with random snatchings and pokings. o___O Where in the HELL is that ever okay?!?!? I need Liv to get a backbone to ward off his crazy-acting ass before she gets all caught up.

    Cyrus looks so butthurt these days dealing with the treatment he is receiving from Fitz. I want him to be right every time Fitz makes a decision just to spite him. Then Fitz will have to re-think the whole trust thing.

    Mellie must not be good at all in – how do the young folks say – giving top. At all. But she wants power so bad she would put up with sad clown face shower sex, rather than get some kind of dignity. That last sex scene just had me so bothered – Mellie looked petrified and Fitz looked like he was a kid who had to eat his spinach before he got up from the table. Worst. Sex. Scene. Ever. By the way – does Mellie ever close her eyes when she kisses or has sex? ‘Cause every intimate scene her eyes are wide open, looking all terrified.

    I think Hollis brought David down for trying to prosecute him. Hollis probably has not gone anywhere. I feel bad for ol’ Lemony, though. I think he might end up becoming a Gladiator – he has potential.

    I love Liv’s swimcaps. She handles everything like the Boss she is and I am here for it. Including the gloves/coat combo.

    Wait ’til Fitz finds out that ain’t his baybeh! Nah – I’m only playin’! Or am I…

    • Kimmie
      February 15, 2013 at 7:43 am — Reply

      Yesssss…Hollis’ baby is a real cute little fella! : ). See how in the limo, crazy Mellie named everybody affiliated with Defiance but Hollis. Hates her…….when Cyrus finds out she threw him under the tires…..!!!!!! Shonda. iCANT. It’s sad when you CHOOSE to spend V-Day home looking at SCANDAL!!!!

      • ChunkyDlyte
        February 15, 2013 at 7:52 am — Reply

        Or cut yours short like I did, lol. My husband pretended to be hurt but he wanted to watch Scandal too! LOL! Someone mentioned that Roland Martin is a huge fan so that might make it more cool for him. Men. LOL!

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

          @RolandSMartin was on the Twitters talking about how he was trying to watch on his iPhone but it wasn’t buffering right or something. Then then folks at the restaurant turned the TV from ESPN to Scandal. He’s a true blue fan.

    • JustJosie
      February 15, 2013 at 8:42 am — Reply

      @RozB..idied at “snatchings and pokings”. I completely agree with you. What man turns down a down south treat. I don’t care if he worked 17 shifts and went on two extended business trips in the same day…either he’s already had it or he’s just not into the giver…[Mellie]. Either way…*ouch*.

      • February 15, 2013 at 9:50 am — Reply

        I mean, who wants to live life where at any point during your day, you can get thrown down and hunched on because they feel privileged to do so, even if you did have feelings for the person. Fitz is just out to humiliate her and his whole aura has this veneer of meanness and douchebaggery. Is he gonna get knocked upside the head just so he can be nice again? Prolly not.

        And the way they keep snatching her underwear, you know she spends a car note on bra and panty sets, and cannot afford to have them all stretched out torn. Plus, Fitz wasn’t going to let her out of the server room until he did what he did. This is an ugly turn of events.

        • JustJosie
          February 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm — Reply

          But, he did back off after she slapped him. She reached for him…then it was on. I agree about the humiliation. I think she believes she deserves it for what she did to him. It still makes me very uncomfortable, because it feels like the Sally Hemmings role that she’s always trying to dodge.

        • Absurdist
          February 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

          Anything else you want, but don’t damage the La Perla, because I will have to cut you.

    • ESPELLE
      February 15, 2013 at 8:48 am — Reply

      “That last sex scene just had me so bothered – Mellie looked petrified and Fitz looked like he was a kid who had to eat his spinach before he got up from the table.”

      Logging off from life. I was so confused because he didn’t want to be there. haha he still have Liv’s Gina all over him and she was about to go to town on that thing. I couldn’t…i just kept thinking, please at least give her that much of not letting on go behind Liv.

    • Kendall Slater
      February 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm — Reply

      Maury: Fitz, in the case of baby Theodore Wallace Fitzgerald, you are NOT the father! Now, all of you men who are not Teddy’s father, please leave the stage. Not so fast there, Hollis.

      • cb
        February 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm — Reply

        HAHA! Hollis

    • HLH
      February 16, 2013 at 11:20 am — Reply

      I love your opinions and agree with them all (well except the Hollis baby-daddy scenario but there is no telling with Mellie). I’m ready for Liv to move on too. This is getting tired with Fitz walking around sulking and drinking instead dealing with everything that has happened after 10 months. He is acting exactly like Verna said he was…a pampered spoiled kid. I get that he is hurt and feels betrayed but even hurt and betrayed grown ups have to deal at some point.

      I don’t like this Fitz either and I guess his personality change was a part of the whole “game change” thingy Rhimes was pushing. I was actually sick of him “mean muggin’” everybody on this last show instead of manning up and talking it out. And I sure did not like him using Liv as a piece of arse just to satisfy his urges because he’s not attracted to his wife. And in that closet, he turned her around so that their screwing would not have an intimate feel. I was disturbed as well.

      Even though the love between Fitz and Liv is a great love, Liv needs to find someone who will give her some JOY because she hasn’t gotten any of that from her relationship with Fitz since that Camp David/Rose Garden scene. She has been sad since then because I think she realized the futility of their relationship.

      I’m sure that they will have a big pow-wow at some point but I hope that we aren’t subjected to this for the rest of the season. I hope that as they have been doing all this time, that they move it along and resolve this new Fitz. Even this new Liv who has lost some of her fire. I want back the Liv who showed up and told Fitz that he was losing because he wasn’t screwing his wife (I guess he still having trouble in present time with that) and the Liv who gave Edison the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 step off speech. I miss her.

  10. ChunkyDlyte
    February 15, 2013 at 7:44 am — Reply

    My husband of 10 years always takes me out to dinner for V-Day, but not this year, I was like, um, we got to get this to go, Scandal is coming on so you got until about 9:30 to wrap all of this love crap up. I was all like, yeah, yeah, thanks for the candy, the card and the flowers, I will have sex with you as soon as Scandal goes off, lol. I kinda like Captain Truman, he is REALLY creepy but in the preview for next week, it seems he cares about Liv. Poor Liv, to have a man that you love, knowing its wrong, when you finally do get some (and that scene was HOT, way too HOT) and for him to treat you like that. Yeah, you might need security, bro! Sorry you gotta miss next week’s episode, cause in tru Shonda fashion, I think this was one is going to send me into a coma :)

    • Yasky
      February 15, 2013 at 9:28 am — Reply

      ROFL @ “um, we got to get this to go, Scandal is coming on so you got until about 9:30 to wrap all of this love crap up”. I think all of us were like that. And my break off had to happen this morning, it takes a minute to come off the Scandal High and then I’m tired…….

    • February 15, 2013 at 9:41 am — Reply

      I took my box of chocolates to bed to watch! Even my husband is into it, and was catching details I only saw when I rewound it later (I love my DV-AAARRRRUUUUHHHH!). We sat up eating chocolates and talking about the show – it was so much fun!

      Liv kinda traced Truman back to the dead woman found in David’s bed, though, didn’t she? I feel bad for her, because she has this hopeful look on her face in the previews while thinking about this guy and it might get ugly!

      But I wanna find out who the mole is in the White House! Now I have to go back and dissect the episode. First time I watched I was looking at wardrobe details, so I must go back again.

    • SugaBabe
      February 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      I missed it last night and almost ruined V-Day because i started whining about how I was gonna miss Scandal. SO turns to me and says: ‘it’s only a TV show. Moments like these are rare.’ I almost cried. Not because of his speech, but because i KNEW i’d be missing Scandal last night. If this is what drug withdrawal feels like, I’m glad I’ve steered clear so far. As Luvvie would say: “My inability to CAN right now is at peak levels. iCan’t.”

  11. February 15, 2013 at 8:01 am — Reply

    If you have internet you can catch it on Friday through Project Free TV. I live in Barcelona and that is how I keep up with all my shows. So by midday Friday you will be able to watch but since you’ll be busy may not get to it until Friday (21 Feb) night.

    So the recap will be up on Saturday (22 Feb) morning. That is fair no?

    :-)

    I was salivating over the fine Naval Capt until I saw the bank of TV screens. Officer Truman is right!

    • Esha
      February 15, 2013 at 10:38 am — Reply

      Do they deny overseas people access to abc.com?

      • keisha brown
        February 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm — Reply

        yep. its rude. even here in canada where i get the actual network!

      • trini_luvbug
        February 16, 2013 at 6:26 am — Reply

        Yup. I’m in Trinidad and Tobago and get the network and can’t have access to the videos on abc.com. Something to do with copyright I believe.

    • MrsNumbles
      February 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm — Reply

      OMG what?! I can watch it here in London…..*floats away*

    • rowan
      February 16, 2013 at 11:20 am — Reply

      You can also watch Scandal for free on Hulu, new episodes post the day after they air on abc.

  12. February 15, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

    When Mellie threw Cyrus under the bus, I had to smile.

    Man, I love Mellie. Fitz is right – she’s honest as a mug about who she is, and that’s why I have no qualms with her.

    Liv…Liv…Liv…closet sex?

    Not right, girl.

    You need to talk to someone.

    I’m so glad someone told me about your recaps- THEY’RE TERRIFIC!!

  13. Maven
    February 15, 2013 at 8:29 am — Reply

    Just when I started to kinda like Mellie she lied on Cyrus. Back to hating on her now. Hef. But I too am now disturbed by the way Fitz is treating Liv. Talking to her crazy and then snatching her up like he owns her. No ma’am. Imma need Liv to get her life, call Iyanla or whatever and tell dude to kick rocks. Stop letting herself get used like a trash can.

    • keisha brown
      February 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm — Reply

      exactly.
      i may just be over the olitz thing. it was always hard to condone, but now – she’s a powerless mistress with no voice or self-control and he’s just a dude with power thinking he owns her body.

      • ShnueChip
        February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm — Reply

        Completely agree, I was like “waaaaaaaa…what is he doing?! what is she doing? Eeeeewww!” Sad situation. Huck needs to STOP playing around and go bug sweep Liv’s apartment with the quickness. Eeeeppp!!!

  14. February 15, 2013 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Senator Pudding Pop(Edison) is setting Liv up. He was ALWAYS up in her house unannounced!!! Him and Huckster were the only ones with keys! Officer Truman (Jake) is working with Edison. I still ain’t forgot that idle threat he made to her about “bringing her down” when he was salty about her seeing President Ghost in the hospital. Now that she’s broke his heart a SECOND time he’s coming for her!!!

    • CapitalKayPea
      February 15, 2013 at 9:08 am — Reply

      Toya. You got it. Senator PP is on the National Security Committee.

      • Londa
        February 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm — Reply

        I am with y’all on this one. I was saying the same thing to my sister last night. We watch the show faithfully together/apart from Missouri and Georgia. Edison and Officer Truman got some shenanigans going on.

        And, no matter how douchie Fitz is acting right now, should anyone be foolish enough to cause Liv an ounce of pain, Fitz WILL put the beat down them…and it will be worse than what Huck got; maybe not physically – but definitely professionally/emotionally. That will be Fitz way to ride back in on a “white horse” and get back into her good graces.

        Mellie…well, she better ride this while she can; that’s all I got to say. Because Shonda and crew have already proved that due comeuppance is a mother-sucka.

    • keisha brown
      February 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm — Reply

      hmmmmmmmmmmm……

    • Erin
      February 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm — Reply

      Interesting………

  15. February 15, 2013 at 8:34 am — Reply

    *When Mellie went down in that shower I figured it was unsexy to me because I’m a straight woman but I guess Firz wasn’t having it either.
    *Poor David. I just kept shaking my head. Olivia is his sworn enemy. She ACTUALLY broke the man!
    * Liv’s hair was laid like new day and sprayed with sexy sheen and this new guy was here for it!
    * I cackled when Huck looked at Quinn like she all of a sudden morphed into Beyoncé holding a platter of bacon wrapped filet mignon, Cuban cigars, an Xbox, and all other things men supposedly like when she helped set the scene. His eyes lit up.
    * Cyrus :-(
    * Olivia’s tools for “coping” were twenty kinds of depressing!
    * I got my LIFE when David went into his old office and told that stranger the deal. Harrison was like “Welp.” I felt for him though when he thought he could then get rid of Liv and she so truthfully informed him she was aboce his pay grade. SN: Lemony?! *cries*
    * Mellie had me sitting in my apartment calling her all kinds of names! No she DIDN’T throw Cyrus under the bus like that? For what? To be the first ever FLOTUS/COS? Chile, please. I can tell you now that half the White House staff could die and that STILL wouldn’t happen. And why are you protecting your baby daddy…er Hollis? The only morsel of truth in that was Liv’s reluctance.
    * New Fitz is trash. He actually treated Liv like a prostitute.
    * Imma need Huck to randomly show up to Liv’s and for his spy-dy senses to tingle and see these cameras because 0.o Lawt! Now we gotta hope he’s just a non-violent obsessive stalker and not a “If I can’t have you I’ll kill you and anyone who wants you stalker” and/or serial killer.

    SHONDA WHY?!

    • Rissa
      February 15, 2013 at 8:37 am — Reply

      I am not here for autocorrect. My name is Rissa, and I am not commenting on behalf of the good people of Russia.

      • keisha brown
        February 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

        LMFAOOOOO.

      • Erin
        February 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm — Reply

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! This comment WINS!

      • ShnueChip
        February 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm — Reply

        Waahahahahhahaaaaaaa *faints*

    • ESPELLE
      February 15, 2013 at 10:08 am — Reply

      * I cackled when Huck looked at Quinn like she all of a sudden morphed into Beyoncé holding a platter of bacon wrapped filet mignon, Cuban cigars, an Xbox, and all other things men supposedly like when she helped set the scene. His eyes lit up.*

      hahaha, i wasn’t thinking this exact same thing but I was like damn HUCK looks like he found something in Quinn hahaha.

  16. Rachael
    February 15, 2013 at 8:49 am — Reply

    Thank you for commenting on the President treating Liv like property. I felt that for a while now and was like, why does everyone think this is so romantic? The whole relationship is annoying. But that’s just me. I love watching him slowly unravel, its makes for good t.v. I feel bad that Liv finally is allowing herself interest in another man and he turns out to be a stalker. Curious to see how this all unfolds.

    On the Naija note, they do have the internet! So if you wanted to watch and post, you could, I’m just saying…

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

      at this point Nobody thinks it’s romantic…it’s pretty dysfunctional. I think at first everybody though, you know ” the heart loves who it wants” that’s the fairytail that Liv got caught up in, and then reality sunk in once she saw how messy it got. Good writing and subliminal messages all up and through this show.

      • Kendall Slater
        February 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

        Actually plenty of people still do see it as romantic. They see Fitz’ latest treatment of Liv as being the height of passion and her acceptance of it as being just what a woman in love does. She’s certainly getting what she claimed she wanted when she dismissed Edison: something painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, and extraordinary. I think Olivia’s probably had or been exposed to an abusive relationship in the past and like her, some viewers confuse it for love.

  17. February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I agree, Fitz is really getting beside himself! But, I think his actions now are more realistic. He’s a politician and he’s used to getting what he wants. It’s exactly what someone in his position would most likely do. And this is exactly the way a real affair would unravel. You go from “Love” to “This is some BS” real quick. Somebody on Facebook said that Liv got her other woman wake up call. Exactly! Don’t let him do it to you again Liv….

    • February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am — Reply

      You know she is going to do exactly that. Something tragic is gonna have to stop her from allowing him to hunch on her whenever he feels like it. Like Truman is gonna put her life in danger and Fitz may have to make a decision to save her life or something.

  18. E
    February 15, 2013 at 10:03 am — Reply

    I turned down a date, cut short a recon mission and had to ignore all of my sister’s text messages until I finished watching Scandal (she was texting me her reaction to the things I hadn’t seen yet).

    * Something tells me that Liv is reliving the things that have already happened. I saw that she flashed back to the closet scene too – so maybe she is further ahead in all of this then we are, cause she hopped out of that water like: WAYMENT – I FIGURED IT OUT!

    * I am not here for Mellie catering to Fitz. I dig that you want your man back and all, but there is NOTHING segzy about handing him a drink at 7 am. And that low down show down…he looked like he was in a meeting with a diplomat who didn’t speak English and someone forgot to invite the interpreter.

    * Mellie AGAIN mentioned that Fitz has not been sleeping. Liv told Cyrus that she hasn’t slept in 10 months. No wonder her hair looks so fly, she had plenty of time to try out new styles and see which one was the most flattering.

    * Lemoney Cricket is a mess but I was there for his rant against the new US Attorney. Of course Shonda is going to spin this and have Liv save the world from whoever is about to send it to hell in a handbasket and give David the credit so he can be on DC’s good side again. In the meantime Abby and David are gonna have car sex – is he homeless now too? Is he gonna have to move in with Liv? Imagine the entertainment that would bring.

    * And speaking of entertainment – WHO THE HELL IS THE CREEPY CAMERA GUY? Real talk, uhm, no comprende his stalkerness. Who hired him? I can’t even figure that one out. Possibly Puddin Pop aka Eddie Cosby? Iown know. Everyone in town hates Olivia – it could be anybody.

    * Cyrus needs a snuggie, cause it sure is cold at work these days! He should let Fitz have it and tell him the truth; after he recovers from that nasty accident where he was run over by bus #187 driven by Mellie Grant. When Cyrus finds out – OMG! He was ready to kill James and he loves him. He ain’t here for you at all Mellie, so it looks like they will have to get Beyonce to sing at her fungero. Bugaboo would be a fitting tribute.

    * Fitz:

    a – I love how the only person he trusts is Teddy. Not so fast Fitz, Teddy is lying to you too, cause his last name should be Doyle like Hollis. Ask his mama, ask her.

    b – Fitz’s butt needs a therapy circle: Dr. Phil, Iyanla, Dr. Drew, Dr. Ruth, Dr. Oz (cause whiskey for breakfast, lunch and dinner is not healthy) and Oprah (she will let him tell his story and not judge him).

    c – He looked like someone was doing the Wobble on his heart when he saw Olivia walk into the church. And then when they were holding their shoulda-been baby aka goddaughter, I thought they were both going to have to be resuscitated.

    d – When he stalked her down that hallway, I was all in the tv like “Get her Fitz!” And boy did she get got – he stamped her with the Presidential SEAL! sn: Anybody notice how Liv be slapping the dog ish out the President and nobody ever stops her? IJS. No wonder he got shot.

    e – (this is the last one) Barf bag with him and Mellie. I love how he is giving Cyrus the Artic shoulder. And I think that he is the most mad at Liv because he loves her so much that he killed Verna to protect her and he doesn’t think she feels the same about him. He treated her like crap, but he is just dishing out what she gave him ALL THE WAY UP until he got shot. She deserves a little of her own medicine.

    * Who is the mole? I think it’s Mellie’s old shady butt. She was in on the plot to kill him, and she is in cohoots with Hollis. Plus she was side eyeing him and Liv at the church about the looks between the two of them. Just so happens that you tell her that you are sending in a SEAL team and then your mission is snitched on. Come on man!

    I hate Shonda Rhimes. Ok, not really. That raggedy heffa has my mind, heart and life. Maybe I can get in Fitz’s therapy circle…

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm — Reply

      Can we be friends? I’m all kinds of feeling everything you said.

      • E
        February 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm — Reply

        Of course we can!

    • Nichelle
      February 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm — Reply

      OMG. This comment killed me just as much as Luvvie’s recap/review Bahahahaa !!! I choked on my beverage at “bugaboo” at mellie’s funegro LAWD. Idk what ima do next week without the recap!

    • thaijones
      February 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm — Reply

      Can you please email me your recap for next week to hold me over.

    • Jerica
      February 16, 2013 at 12:33 am — Reply

      Bugaboo… bugaboo? I love you

    • HLH
      February 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm — Reply

      I think you need have your own site to do your own reviews…you are pretty good!!

  19. Pepp
    February 15, 2013 at 10:03 am — Reply

    All I wanna know is when the FUCK is Django gon ride in and shoot these ungrateful goons for doing Olivia wrong? HUH WHEN? Cause they so disrespectful.

    • rkb
      February 15, 2013 at 10:40 am — Reply

      *spits coffee all over keyboard* Yes. This!

    • ESPELLE
      February 15, 2013 at 10:44 am — Reply

      O……m……geeeeeeeeeeee I can’t

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm — Reply

      LOL!!!! Wait!!! Yes!!! Oh sh&t. I’m in a cubicle at work. Oh damn! I just…please send an ambulance. If I don’t get fired for the uproarious outburst you just caused me I will definitely be in need of the paddles of life to resuscitatemy heart.

  20. laughitout
    February 15, 2013 at 10:21 am — Reply

    Trapped in the Closet part 85 hurt my soul. I was breathing heaving and sweating out my ‘fro and then reality knocked my horny adolescent self down.
    !. He hit it from the back and basically paper bagged her head…he wasn’t concerned with anything but the snatch.
    2. The way he grabbed her like a slave off the plantation. I was expecting Liv to pull a Color Purple “I gotta go to school”, but Liv was there for it so she went to the closet instead.
    3. Cannot control his erection!…my eyes actually welled up…Prez Ghost is on my shit list for that comment. Yes, Yes….the person you loved the most hurt and betrayed you so stop talking to her, realize that is punishment enough…making her feel like a common whore is overboard…you cheat on your wife….pot meet kettle.
    4. Shonda needs to keep them separate for a while…cause I will begin to hope they never get together again.

    • Lacie
      February 15, 2013 at 11:12 am — Reply

      YOU JUST MURDERED ME with the Color Purple reference!!!!! ” I gotta go to school!”

      Here lies Lacie

      I am done!!!

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm — Reply

      No, see. Yes…once again. (I know, that doesn’t make sense. I don’t care.) What I’ma need is for Shonda to keep them apart, too. And, I’ma also need Olivia to cover/protect her heart for a while. And, the next time (because there will be a next time) he tries a stunt like that, she will need to do more the half-ass slap him. She will need to recall all of her God-given ancesters and slap the pure-D living sh%t out of him BEFORE they can even get started getting busy! And, then SHE will need to cold shoulder Fitz. She need to remember that 1. She’s got options (but please don’t choose Officer Truman McNasty for too long). 2. She’s got standards (No Steve Harvey) and her panties don’t dictate the dicktation. 3. She’s smart. 4. She’s worthy of better but until she treats herself better she gonna keep getting this bullshiggity.

      Damn, how I get mad all of a sudden? My bad y’all. Back to having fun before I start all-out cussing.

      • JustJosie
        February 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm — Reply

        @Londa…I just slid out of my chair at work. I was thinking the same thing. I need her to reach way back…and bring it all the way around…and knock the sh*t outta Ghost. For real! And, I need her to say…”I didn’t forget that mistress sh*t, or that erection sh*t, or that Amanda Tanner sh*t” (yes, I took it back to season 1). I want her to find her self…and Ghost needs to pick up his pieces. They are scattered all in the Oval office and all in the hallways of the White House. He needs to follow the trail back to himself…

        • Londa
          February 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm — Reply

          High five, JJ! High Five!

        • E
          February 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm — Reply

          CO-SIGN. Olivia needs to get back to being who she was when he met her, and stop feeling sorry for him. He is grown and he makes decisons that affect millions of people daily. He will be ok. Think about yourself and HANDLE you. Go back to being the BADDEST – Olivia. Pope.

      • laughitout
        February 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm — Reply

        LOL!!! I was looking for the FB like button…YASSSS! on that.

    • Oyan
      February 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm — Reply

      …”2. The way he grabbed her like a slave off the plantation. I was expecting Liv to pull a Color Purple “I gotta go to school”, but Liv was there for it …”

      Screams! And hollers!!!

  21. Flyy
    February 15, 2013 at 10:44 am — Reply

    You know the dymanics of that secks scene were intense BUT i’m not all mad and uncomfortable w/ Ghostie like some. I realize what he did was wrong… but a) he is addicted to Liv’s parts and IF Mellie hadn’t of spilled the beans about Liv’s resistance, he would’ve continued to control that ‘erection’ like he had been for 10 months. b) Liv wanted what Ghost gave her just as bad as he did, so although he may have been the aggressor… she stopped him and then carried on again. Both of them are butthurt, and that was butthurt secks. I think people are butthurt about the line he spat at her afterward, but you can’t take the line AFTER the secks and apply to him forcing her… no, she allowed it. Now c) will she allow it again? I don’t think so. I don’t think she’ll be sleeping w/ Fitz again until she knows for sure he got his sh*t together.

    • InTheseShoes
      February 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm — Reply

      THIS. I totally agree with your interpretation. Fitz didn’t force shit on Liv. She slapped him but then she dove into that dish like she hadn’t eaten in a week. They were/are both emotionally destroyed but that doesn’t stop the chemistry and physical attraction from existing….it doesn’t just go away cause you are angry/hurt/pissed. And as for the line he laid on her afterward that was bullshit but think about how devastated you would be if you were in his shoes. The man just found out two episodes ago, let’s give him a minute to wallow in his self pity.

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm — Reply

      Yeah. You’re right. But I’m still mad…at Liv. And, I’m pissed at Fitz. And, Mellie is a…wait.I’m not going to cuss any more. Funny, I’m not mad at Mellie at all. She’s doing what she is known to do. I’m just anticipating her getting caught at it. So, carry on Mellie.

  22. Lea
    February 15, 2013 at 10:59 am — Reply

    I was all on the Jake/Olivia train until the last five minutes. Omg! What the hell? Is this stalking business or personal? No matter, it’s creepy as hell. Reminds me of that old babysitter movie; “we traced the call and it’s coming from inside the house!”

    President Ghost needs to sit down somewhere. And after Olivia slapped him she should have lit out of that room instead of going at it with him. Ugh.

    Huck and Quinnsey are the new Bonnie and Clyde. Or the new Mr.and Mrs. Smith. Something.

    I almost holy ghost walked all over my living room when Mellie through Cyrus under the bus like a G. Damn, girl!

  23. isonprize
    February 15, 2013 at 11:12 am — Reply

    1. Mellie baby daddy is Hollis. I ain’t mad at Mellie for putting bus tire treads on Cyrus. She and Liv are different kinds of bitches, but bitches, nonetheless. They understand each other.
    2. Jake has Thorngate on Olivia, Edison (Puddin Pop!)set that up. PP’s about tired of Liv’s mess. But I think Liv knows that she’s being watched. I just can’t that she wouldn’t have her place swept for bugs on a regular.
    3. I feel bad for David. Future Gladiator? Maybe… And I’m sorry, but Ginger is boring.
    4. Huck looked at Quindsay like he wanted to sop a biscuit.
    5. tired of ‘new’ Fitz. I agree with Liv getting the ‘other woman wake-up call” Whore does not look good in haute couture.
    6. Liv can afford therapy, but Lawd, what she need is JESUS!
    7 and final. If Shonda and crew don’t hurry up and tell me something else about that fine ass Harrison, Imma have to hurt them!! #TeamHarrison

    • Q
      February 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm — Reply

      I agree with your post 100%. Jake is a part of Thorngate which Edison was a part of. He’s in on this some kind of way.

      I still believe Mellie was in cahoots with Verna…and was sleeping with Hollis.

      That baby’s last name should be Doyle.

      David will turn Gladiator…that’s become obvious. His hiring will serve 2 purposes. 1) she can keep an eye on him (keep your enemies close) 2) she can use it as a way to reconcile the fact that she ruined his life to save her own.

      Shonda is trying to drive home a point with making Olivia this flawed…and she’s stepping on a lot of women’s toes in real life!

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm — Reply

      PS…I keep hearing everyone say that the baby’s dad is Hollis? How in all that is good and plenty did I miss this? I must go back and watch every episode with a fine-toothd comb. I feel like such a bad fan of the show now.

      As far as 3-7…yep! Un-huh. I keep praying that they will write me into the show as his love interest. And, I ain’t even an actress. I just play one at home when I’m watching the show.

      • E
        February 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm — Reply

        #Dead @ play an actress at home.

      • Q
        February 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm — Reply

        We don’t know that’s Hollis’ baby. We are all just speculating.

  24. CeeDub
    February 15, 2013 at 11:21 am — Reply

    I didn’t appreciate the closet sex at all. I def feel Fitz is treating her like property and she certainly did get her sidepiece wake up call. Yeah, LIv screwed up with Defiance and Fitz certainly has a right to be pissed at her. But I need Liv to get some self respect. She lets everyone step to her (Cyrus, Mellie and now Fitz) and she says nothing. But she had no problem reading Puddin’. I’d read Fitz’ a** before he ever snatched me again.

    • isonprize
      February 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm — Reply

      I agree re: Puddin Pop, Liv didn’t have a problem shuttin’ him down, did she? I hope they don’t have Liv having issues with black men… But I STILL wanna know waassssup with Harrison!

      • deedee
        February 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm — Reply

        Somebody correct me if I’m wrong….but I tried remembering allll the way back to the start and…I think Harrison is THE ONLY PERSON ON THE SHOW who hasn’t got laid yet!!!!! Amiright? What is he saving it for?

        • Dani
          February 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm — Reply

          That what I’ve been saying.. Everyone has got them some even Huck except for Harrison .. Can they not afford to bring in a Love interest for Columbus Short cus I’ll come do it for free !

  25. nichole
    February 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Fitz can feel betrayed all he wants. He knows he doesn’t have the chops that’s why he had the League. By going it alone or even with Mellie, he and the country is in trouble.

    And Mellie thinks she finally has him to herself. She is so wrong. I don’t think she threw Cyrus under the bus for making Olivia and Fitz godparents. If she only knew Cyrus doesn’t want them together.

    Poor David. He is truly Lemony Snicket with all his unfortunate events. If he wasn’t so focused on justice and his issues with Abby, he could have probably worked for Olivia Pope and Associates.

    Liv is on candid camera?! I think this guy’s name should be Captain Truman rather than Officer as I equate that with a cop. Captain is more military. Now who is behind this guy’s shenanigans? And Huck needs to be sweeping all the Gladiators properties for bugs and cameras.

    Edison (Pudding Pop) had a key to Liv’s place for the longest. Fitz? Is he trying to get something on Liv? I’m not sure Fitz is that saavy. Mellie? A good, really good possibility to see if Fitz is sneaking out again.

    I need to know how many more episodes we have in the season. I’ve only seen one listed but they can’t wrap this up in one episode and season finale.

    • E
      February 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm — Reply

      There are 8 more episodes.

      • nichole
        February 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm — Reply

        Thanks E, I couldn’t find anything beyond next weeks.

  26. Manda
    February 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    We need a back stoy on Liv. There has to be a reason why she likes live hurting so much.

    • mochazina
      February 19, 2013 at 9:57 am — Reply

      THIS!

  27. Trina
    February 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    I had to stop reading and scroll past all dem post to say

    Lemoney…. Lemoney….. because “his life is a series of unfortunate events”

    Now aint that the truth Ruth. I can totally see how David could view Liv as an evil Jim Carry running around giving him bad luck.

    (Now that I can breeve let me scroll all the way back up and finish reading)

  28. sadiqua
    February 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    The best failure to keep an erection at bay was Huck’s. Quinn stabbed ol girl and his boxer briefs went on instant swole. If that hadn’t been a crime scene, he might have tossed Quinn up. Im just saying. Aint like Becky/Kate getting conjugals (shrug).

    Fitz got 4.8 oz of nerve telling Liv she betrayed him. Really? you wanna throw that word around? was it not betrayal when he was dippin in and out with her on his pregnant wife? *blink blink* Ok then.

    Mellie…she’s that girl you can’t stand, but if she’s on your team, you are in much better shape. That was the most epic back stabbing i’ve seen in a long time. Fitz too high on anti-seizure meds from that shooting and scotch to realize she’s just as dangerous as the rest of the League of Goons. What was that about dancing on his grave last week? I sure didnt forget it.

    • Nichelle
      February 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm — Reply

      HAAAA! Your whole first paragraph gave me instant life. I swear this is the only site where I routinely read ALL the comments. Hilar!!

    • February 16, 2013 at 9:48 am — Reply

      Lets not forget Amanda “Sweet Baby” at the bottom of the river since Fitz wants to talk about betrayal.

  29. Londa
    February 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    One last thing I toldl my sister as we were watching WTF: Liv gon’ end up pregnant because she and Fitz keep going at it without protection. And, then WTF is Mellie gonna do? Have mercy! THAT will be an inteesting season to watch the fallout.

    As a writer, I am so in love with this show. To just sit in the brainstorming room wtih Shonda and her team. That would be one of the best days ever…and I’ve had some pretty damn good days.

    • JustJosie
      February 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm — Reply

      @Londa…That’s why he was all lacking (in everything) in that horrendous sad shower scene with Mellie (the second one). He left all he had with Liv in the closet. IJS…

      • Londa
        February 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm — Reply

        Un-huh. So true. Times like that, I feel badly for Mellie.

      • KDS
        February 16, 2013 at 9:13 am — Reply

        That is what I was thinking. He was looking like ‘ma’am I ain’t got not-a thing left to give you. Now please leave me alone!’

  30. Jamgurl73
    February 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, can you get a gif of baby Ella when the Bishop poured the water on her head/hair, and she quickly put her chubby little hands to her hair. Lawd, I am sorry but I had to laugh at that moment. *It’s a black woman thing* Ella probably was mad that they messed up her fresh perm!!

    I loves this show!!!

  31. Akeja
    February 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    I don’t think Mellie threw Cryus under the bus b/c of the Godmom thing. Remember her said that Prez Ghost was gonna start trusting someone other than them. I think she was doing it to earn his trust and try to get closer to since sucking his well you know, wasn’t working out for her.
    Also i live for the closet sex scene, that was…yea. The shower scenes were, however a big no.

  32. SugaBabe
    February 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    NO RECAP next week!!!
    *flips over the entire hotel*

  33. Erin
    February 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    I am NOT here for Officer Creepy McStalky. I need Shonda to wrap up this storyline quick!

    I am NOT here for New Fitz. He needs a HEAVY dose of Act Right before she lets him touch her lady parts again.

    I’ve always felt sorry for David because he STAYS losing to OPA. So I hope he starts working for them. But he’s gonna have to get comfortable with tiptoeing around the law a bit.

    And finally, Heeeeeeeeey Harrison!

    • Londa
      February 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm — Reply

      I was with you until you started whistling at Harrison. Unlike Liv, I don’t share. :-)

      Just joshing. Just joshing. Or am I? (Dialling up the geek squad to install a creepy wall of monitors in my house to spy on…I mean protect…Harrison from other women.)

      • Erin
        February 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm — Reply

        LOL!!!

        I hear ya. Seriously. I feel all territorial when I see people talking about him too! Like I’ve BEEN down for him since Stomp the Yard! Nobody was saying anything then! Now they wanna pop up on the scene and lay claim. B—-, you wasn’t with me, shootin in the gym! :)

  34. Erica
    February 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    I truly believe Shonda is doing everything in her writing power to make us all hate President “Ghostface Killa”…turning him into an ass so we will tolerate team #OLITZ not being together. Right now I don’t like the LUSH that is around snatching folks to get some snatch…NOT HAVIN IT! On a side note if Stalker Truman does have the unfortunate idea to hurt one flat-ironed hair on O’s head, It’s on and cracking….on another side note, this smells like Senator Pudding Pop had something to do with it like others above have mentioned. Dont Truss it!

  35. Erica
    February 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm — Reply

    I truly believe Shonda is doing everything in her writing power to make us all hate President “Ghostface Killa”…turning him into an ass so we will tolerate team #OLITZ not being together. Right now I don’t like the LUSH thI truly believe Shonda is doing everything in her writing power to make us all hate President “Ghostface Killa”…turning him into an ass so we will tolerate team #OLITZ not being together. Right now I don’t like the LUSH that is around snatching folks to get some snatch…NOT HAVIN IT! On a side note if Stalker Truman does have the unfortunate idea to hurt one flat-ironed hair on O’s head, It’s on and cracking….on another side note, this smells like Senator Pudding Pop had something to do with it like others above have mentioned. Dont Truss it! at is around snatching folks to get some snatch…NOT HAVIN IT! On a side note if Stalker Truman does have the unfortunate idea to hurt one flat-ironed hair on O’s head, It’s on and cracking….on another side no

    • Erica
      February 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm — Reply

      excuse my triple post, got all excited on here

  36. Viviane
    February 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    Hey mama! Great review!
    But as far as watching Scandal while in Nigeria, check this out. I’m in Finland so I catch the show at: http://stream-tv.me/watch-scandal-online/

    So instead of having Scandal Thursdays, I have my Scandal Fridays! They’re really quick with the uploads!

    Enjoy Naija!

    • Tiya
      August 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      lol amazing review and some of y’all are mean but I watch Scandal or at least caught up with the show on http://tvxstream.net/watch-scandal/

      Hope that works for you too!

  37. Kee
    February 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Oh Lawd!!!!!! Y’all are slaying me!! I was very disappointed that Liv pounced back on Fitz in that closet after slapping him like she should have. My hubby (always the philosopher) quoted a recent paper written about how Liv is the prototypical “mammy” character cleaning up all the white folks’ mess in the big house while carrying on an unsustainable relationship w “massa”. I poo-pooed this initially and dismissed him as a hater but this episode really left me like- Sally and Tom Jefferson? IJS- we know she is a strong black woman but we need her to step up and act like it. Keep them legs closed girl!

    • Denise
      February 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm — Reply

      Olivia’s job is a fixer. She is based on Judy Smith a real life fixer. People come to her to make their problems disappear. She is not at the “big house” cleaning up white folks mess. She has clients and she gets paid very well because she is the best at what she does.

      • Kee
        February 16, 2013 at 12:32 am — Reply

        Yes she is based off a real attorney and of course portions are fictionalized for tv. The reference implies that this fictional character is “fixing” for everyone else and yes is compensated monetarily but what is she getting emotionally? Until recently she was a potential partner for Fitz but now he has himself referred to her as his mistress, one who cannot be married due to her mistress status, one who evokes an erection but is a traitor not to be trusted. Those feelings can’t be paid away for any amount.

        • paintgurl40
          February 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

          interesting point…she can fix everyone else’s life but her own. someone else pointed that olivia must have had pain in her life, and i think so too. i noticed that she doesn’t have any girlfriends, and she has this wall up when she meets people (when she met captain mc creepy at the coffee shop). i still love her though.

    • Denise
      February 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm — Reply

      Olivia’s job if a fixer. She is based on a real life fixer, Judy Smith. She has clients who come to her to fix what ever problem they need to go away. She is paid very well for what she does because she is the best. She is not a mammy character cleaning up white folks mess in the big house.

    • rowan
      February 16, 2013 at 11:54 am — Reply

      UGH, why does it have to become a race thing? It’s a stretch, and an unflattering one, to compare Liv to a mammy or the slave of a white master just because she’s an emotional wreck who has no control over her unhealthy relationship with a married man — who happens to be white. This is about an emotionally unhealthy relationship that’s addictive, not about racial inequality.

  38. Denise
    February 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    Olivia didn’t have sex with Fitz because she was a slave or a victim, she had sex because she wanted to. This is the first time they had sex in about 3 years. Liv could have walked out of that closet anytime after she slapped him, that doesn’t sound like a slave or victim to me. I liked how she was the one to decide if she wanted to have sex.

    They were staring at each other all through the ceremony. I don’t think they heard anything the minister was saying. I also liked how Mellie notice too.

    • mochazina
      February 19, 2013 at 10:03 am — Reply

      it wasn’t quite 3 years… maybe a year or two.

  39. Gdubworldwide
    February 16, 2013 at 2:14 am — Reply

    This show. This review. These comments. All make my Friday morning. And Shonda Rhimes is hardcore. Thing is there are no heroes here. None. The President is deceitful, adulterous murderer and Olivia ruins people’s lives for a living. Shonda is doing an excellent job of showing how power works, whether you are black, white, male or female, gay or straight it is about who has the power and the choices they make to keep and get it. There are two victims in Scandal Lemony Cricket ( liking that reference @luvvie but adding Jiminy Cricket’s surname cause he kinda looks like him too) and Quinn. But the big but is they then make choices too.
    I can’t be mad at Fitz or Olivia for that hot madness in the server room. That was some hurt love you/hate you stuff that happens in life and where they both had choice. Please stop making it about slavery, ownership and gender cause Olivia is choosing this here. After that slap she coulda walked out but down in the mud, sexy mud but mud anyway, she went. Angry, hurt sex is messy but it happens. And we are here for all of it.
    Love Mz Liv but…She chose to say yes to Defiance. No one forced any of them and they are choosing to cover it up and choosing to not go to jail. And I don’t blame them but there are no victims here.
    As for Fitz he is proving that he is a terible President. Yeah you are hurt but America aint paying you to stalk about looking mean and risk lives on a poorly conceived extraction plan. You don’t have a trust problem you have a capacity problem. Fix it. And I am restraining myself from making any references to GW Bush. Sitting on my fingers.
    Loved them showing water as a metaphor all night. Errybody trying to get clean but it is all Lady Macbeth up in that piece. Hell that’s who Liv is and we know how she ended up.
    So I am gonna stay with Shonda and see where she takes these fascinating characters to. She wiritng about being human, even when you are powerful and I love that.
    * yes to Baby Ella checking her hair out ( and what is with naming babies Ella all the time on tv? Wasn’t that Ross and Rachel’s baby name too?

    • February 16, 2013 at 9:44 am — Reply

      Water as a metaphor … that is brilliant!

    • Erin
      February 16, 2013 at 10:36 am — Reply

      HAHAHAHA! Ross and Rachel’s baby was Emma. BUT, there was one episode where Rachel’s sister came to visit and she kept calling her Ella. So you’re kinda right. :) I love Friends.

  40. wellnow
    February 16, 2013 at 6:01 am — Reply

    I am currently in Naija, and I download the show albeit a day later but it can be done.

    No one thinks Liv knows that the dude is watching her? I mean like she isn’t stupid and she is suspicous of the dude’s calls to the murdered chick. And the jump drive (from David)with all the high level intelligence points to a leak in the Pentagon….she musta connected the dots and had Huck do a sweep and leave the cameras in place so as not to alert the stalker.

  41. Truth
    February 16, 2013 at 9:37 am — Reply

    Hi Luvvie,

    First off I want to say that I truly enjoy this site and your recaps and reviews about the scandal episodes. I visit each chance I get. I just had to leave a blog because I was getting pissed off with the person in charge. One of the things I like about this blog is that you allow people to express their opinions about the show whether the liked it or not and I think that’s awesome because it opens up room for conversation. This other blog I mentioned honestly thinks that you can’t say anthing negative about the characters of the show even if you don’t agree with their actions. She even went as far as to turn off the comments sections! Seriously? Does that make any sense to you? I told her how I felt but she took it out of proportion and so did her other commentators. It really annoyed me. I would really like to know your thoughts and anyone else who wants to respond. I just want to know if I did anything wrong. I thought we were all adults here lol

  42. Truth
    February 16, 2013 at 10:07 am — Reply

    I just also want to add that @Gdubworldwide I absolutely love and agree with your comment! This is what I mean by being able to express how your truly feel about the characters and it not be disrespectful but just your opinion. Had you posted this same comment on the other blog I was talking about your comment would have been deleted or the whole comments section would have been deleted because you said something that the head person in charge didn’t like. She basically came off towards me as this is my blog and I’ll do what I want which to me sounds very immature. But anyway kudos to you and I enjoyed that comment as well as everyone else’s comments. I think I’ll just start coming here instead :)

  43. Kee
    February 16, 2013 at 10:12 am — Reply

    Slavery isn’t a literal reference but a figurative reference or analogy. Of course Fitz doesn’t physically own Liv and yes she could have walked out of the closet but had she been able to fast forward to him acting like she was just a quick piece and telling her it was over as soon as they walked out of the closet then best believe she wouldn’t have given in. The look on her face of hurt, shame, desperation, and disbelief spoke volumes. Where Fitz is concerned, Liv does not own her emotions. She’s pretty much in control of all other aspects of her life (except her place being bugged). We even saw her indiscretion when Verna flash backed to seeing her and Fitz through that office window before she died.

    Just trying to dig deeper and critically think on a subconscious aspect, not implying that the woman is LITERALLY a housekeeper in shackles. Liv said herself that she thinks love is painful, unfair, etc. maybe she doesn’t feel she deserves real legit love like what Eddison tried to offer.

    • rowan
      February 16, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

      [The look on her face of hurt, shame, desperation, and disbelief spoke volumes. Where Fitz is concerned, Liv does not own her emotions.]

      Right, because they have a dysfunctional and messed up relationship. That sometimes happens between men and women. Or even between men and men and women and women. Why make it a race thing when it’s clearly not?

  44. Onimuoyinbo
    February 16, 2013 at 11:08 am — Reply

    You all are mean! Like Verna said, Fitz is like a child who has been handed everything in life. He still hasn’t dealt with that issue and his behaviour reeks of that. Everyone needs to stop enabling him but they are all scared of what they will lose. Olivia has nothing to lose but sleepless nights and unless she rises above it all, no matter how painful it is, he will continue to take her for granted.
    The whole drama of it all is too funny and silly not to watch so I watch and enjoy.
    Fitz acts up and I remember my 10 year old. He will grow up eventually – give him time and if they are meant to be, Liv will be waiting.
    BUT they are all damn mad – hsahahahaha

  45. Truth
    February 16, 2013 at 11:15 am — Reply

    That’s a great way of looking at it Kee. I can totally understand your point of view. It’s great to be able to hear others opinions because we can all help each other understand things that we didn’t seen at first view. I hope we get to see a backstory on olivia to see why she is the way she is. It has to be something from childhood maybe or just bad relationships with men. What do you guys think? Should she be done with fitz or just let him get out his anger and then work it out with him later? I would like to hope that the pentagon officer is not what we think he is.

  46. February 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    Ooh! It’s that guy from Felicity…the RA, I think.

  47. Truth
    February 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    Yes I think that’s him. I believe he was on grey’s anatomy as well. I really just know him as roman or the killer in scream 3 lol

    • Valerie
      February 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm — Reply

      He sure was! I had forgotten that one. So now knowing this, I really feel that his presence isn’t above board. lol.

  48. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    February 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm — Reply

    I. . .Listen. I KNEW we were gonna have an issue when the show started out with an advisory. It is now early Sunday morning and I still am unable to can.

    1. Fitz and Mellie’s shower scenes. The first one? Ummm, Imma say it: we are all grown here, right? Mellie aint rocked a lot of mics, huh? Fitz looked bored. Even with a drink in his hand.

    2. David Rosen. I wish he’s stop being a bish and quit whining that Liv ruined his life. I find it extremely funny and ironic that SOON as he found himself in a situation, he called who? Olivia. Then when he tried to handle it on his own, he had to call her AGAIN. And yay, that Liv said he couldn’t afford her because a, he really couldn’t and b, the fact that he’s been an a-hole to her for so long must have played a role in her saying that. (extra point for his speech to his successor: Oh, how I love to stab.)

    3. Huck and Quinn. They were kinda cute. Creepy, but cute.

    4. Cyrus. Sigh. The monster is asleep and has nothing to do. I can’t believe that he really thought Fitz had NO idea about Defiance when his attitude and behavior has changed so drastically. Come on, Cy, you gotta wake up. And this brings me to. .

    5. Fitz. Mr. President, you are acting like a spoiled, drunk brat. I get that you have a TBI (traumatic brain injury), but really, it never EVER occured to you to just ASK someone what really happened?! You just gonna pout and be an ass to everyone AND make dumb decisions because you are mad at Cyrus? Eaux. Ok. Go on and dig that hole. Have fun.

    6. Liv. Girl. A, props for swimming because black girls do indeed swim, thank you for showing the world that we can and do and b, you handled yourself well at the christening. I loved that walk-so-i-don’t-break-into-a-run-and-draw-attention walk/run thing you did.

    7. Fitz/Liv in the closet. Ummmmmm. . .yeah. This scene, to me, underscored exactly what drives their relationship. Passion AND honesty. Passion is self explanatory. Honesty is what Fitz got from Liv.(remember the scene from the campaign?) He felt that she would be honest with him so the Defiance thing and her role in it is hurtful. We get that. However, the passion is still there and what happened in the closet is an honest expression of it. They both are attracted to each other, still, and Fitz thinks he has to be this a hole now, like his dad, in order to keep his pride and feelings safe. I predict that this will backfire. ALSO, is this all a symptom of his TBI? Remember the doctor said it would/could affect his personality. . hmm. .

    8. Creepy McCreepington, aka Jake. Because I know Shonda and how she does things, I waited until the end of the show to make my judgement. I figured he was weird but that wall of Liv was WAY BEYOND WEIRD. An ENTIRE wall? How did he get the cameras in there? My guess is Pudding Pop. What is he doing? Why Liv? HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? and What is he looking for?

    I can’t wait until next week.

    • mochazina
      February 19, 2013 at 10:09 am — Reply

      YES! I’m waiting for shonda-nem to tie all of fitz’s actions into his injury! just waiting!

  49. Truth
    February 17, 2013 at 12:00 am — Reply

    Excellent point Nikki Bee! I also can’t wait until next week. I’m definitely coming to this site to discuss my thoughts instead of the stupid blog I was on yesterday. I’m still pissed about that but I digress LOL. I’m surprised too that cyrus never caught on to Fitz drastic behavior change. Melle is Mellie so no surprise she threw cyrus under the bus. I do feel sorry for david rosen but he could be a little bit more grateful to olivia I mean he’s the one that called her not the other way around. I definitely think fitz needs to get it together but as many people have pointed out he’s hurt so I guess he’s just going through the motions. Still very hurtful words he said to olivia after the closet scene. I hope that the scott foley character isn’t what we think he is. Hopefully it’s another scandal twist.

  50. Maxine
    February 17, 2013 at 2:13 am — Reply

    Hey Luvvie, just got round to getting my weekly dose of your awesome recaps! :D
    I just wanna say you can still watch the show online while you’re in Nigeria!
    Like someone said you can use Project Free tv or Hulu while you’re here. We ALL watch it online on Friday morning over here lol
    We don’t mind tho we have to warn tweeps not to go all spoiler mad on twitter ( ˘̶̀ ̯˘̶́)
    So no worries, you can still give us your funny recaps that we look forward to :)

    Hope that helps.
    See you during the Social Media Week!

  51. Mcubed
    February 17, 2013 at 3:52 am — Reply

    I know I am a day late and a dollar short. But I just watched the show on Hulu and came to be with my peoples.

    First, Mellie’s plan to push Cyrus further out of the trust circle will most likely backfire. During the recap, it showed Verna telling Ghost that it was Hollis and they just all helped cover it up. So Ghost knows Hollis was involved and this will probably lead to him wondering why Mellie felt the need to not mention Hollis but instead jack Cyrus.

    Second, I remember watching an interview with Shonda regarding Gray’s Anatomy. She remarked that she had to “rescue” the show back from the fans because the writing had begun to cater to what the fans thought should happen, instead of her initial vision for the characters. I can easily see how she will not let her team make the same mistake with Scandal.

    So many fans were swooning over team Olitz, but if Shonda wants us to realize that it’s not our say, then it could be accomplished by turning loverboy Fitz into Commander Douche-in Charge. I don’t know if that’s the reason that his character has taken such a dramatic turn or if that was the plan from the beginning, but I’ll just leave Shonda to it.

  52. Truth
    February 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    That’s a great point of what you said about shonda and taking the show back. I read an interview where she said that the olitz relationship was not meant to be the central focus of the show. I think it just started that way because everyone like the chemistry between them. Anyway I watch this show moreso for the story and the twist and turns. Olitz is just a great bonus but when it comes to the future of their relationship I’m definitely leaving it up to shonda because with her you never know and that’s what great about her writing.

  53. February 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    I feel like he christening scene was some sort of message that she is about to be pregnant with Fitz’s kid and they will have their own brown baby.

    And I don’t know what to say about Mellie and her throwing Cy out there. I think that she thinks she has a plan in her head, but it is going to bite her in the but when the President finally talks to Cyrus and finds out that Hollis was behind it all and Mellie lied and didn’t even bring Hollis’ name up.

    I am so mad at Scott Foley (Officer Truman – from my high school in StL – represent!) for being a creep on this show, but am proud that he is so convincing and look forward to the twists and turns that he will have on the next episodes.

  54. Truth
    February 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    I’ve heard a few other people say that they think olivia will get pregnant and then maybe lose the baby or something but I’m not too sure. I can’t imagine liv being pregnant giving her high profile career but you never know. I don’t remember seeing a condom in that closet scene lol but it’s shondaland so we’ll see I’m sure :)

  55. Sarah
    February 18, 2013 at 12:20 am — Reply

    First of all I love Scandal love it love it love it !, Love the chemistry between Liv and the Psyco Prez!!

    But c’mon ladies. Liv’s not a child. She wanted Psyco Prez as much as he wanted her and I didn’t hear one “no” outta her. She slapped him and then came for him. It was a steamy scene and i didnt feel the least bit uncomfortable watching it. They got the hots for each other. Right or wrong. Good or bad. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

    I just wish folks would keep Sally Hemmings out of this. This ain’t got nothing to do with Scandal or 21st century life. There are plenty muti cultural relationships out here including mine and I sure don’t feel like Sally Hemmings. Anyways, my friends and I think this is probably a closer resemblance to Bush and Rice!!

    As for what he said about his erections, I would have kicked him right where they occur but, like I said, Liv’s a grown ass woman, either she handles it or lets him keep on using her. Either way its her call and I, for one, can’t wait to see how she “fixes” it.

    Keep me comin’ Shonda…..no pun intended…..

    • Gdubworldwide
      February 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm — Reply

      Lord Sarah!! Now you went and did it! I was sitting on my fingers about Dubya and Condi but I swear Shonda is shameless. The real reason I started watching Scandal was when I caught a tiny piece of that episode when Fitz came over to her place and they showed her piano. I almost choked on my glass of merlot but I would have died laughing and mellow. The demure outfits and hairstyles, the drunk President, the “stolen” election. Shonda, Shonda, Shonda I cannot wait to see how much more stranger than truth you can make fiction.
      Shonda write whatever you wish we know it is a show and I have much better role models in my life than the fantastic Mx Pope could ever hope to be.

      • Truth
        February 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm — Reply

        Do you mean stranger than real truth or stranger than me? LOL

  56. Football mom
    February 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm — Reply

    OK…I must only think like one person…I have been reading the comments for days looking for a like mind. Olivia is now preggers! Watch and see.

    If you looked at her face when he dismissed her, she was not hurt or shocked this time. She was pissed! She has put him in the room with Edison…the lable on the door is ‘been there done that’. I think she is over him with that humiliation. The only way to reintroduce them together in any way is to have her birth their love child.

    Harrison, my handsome Harrison, at first, I thought he was Liv’s brother…now, that seems too obvious. I cannot imagine what she has done to inspired his blind loyalty. It was not just saving him from jail…because remember he wasnt incarcerated. He wore an ankle bracelet like he was on house arrest.

    Abby, what is her background? She picks safes…hmmm…more to her than the abusive husband. She certainly has a criminal past.

    Huck, I still want to know what was in that report that made Sally release him from torture.

    Fitz, shady, mean-spirited, arrogant and ignorant. He cannot run himself let alone a country. And, what about not drinking when on meds for brain injuries? He needs Cy more than ever.

    Cyrus, I hope he stays with James. James humanizes him. Should James leave with the baby, Cy will become Hollis.

    Mellie, why would she not mention Hollis at all? Red flags everywhere!!!!!! If the baby is Hollis’s, it makes sense that she insisted she get pregnant by Fitz last season.

    Cute creepy Truman…I dont know. I screamed when I saw all of those monitors. I think she is suspicious of him…too coincidental that his naked body is on Wendy’s, the dead girl’s phone and that he works for Joint Chiefs and bumped into her at Starbucks. Liv is smart, she isnt letting all of that get by her.

    My questions…did anyone think it was odd that Liv met with Cyrus 10 months later? Have they not been in contact all this time? Fitz is blond, but he has to be wondering why Mellie brought Defiance up out of the blue. And, now that David is getting a peek behind the scenes, will he get his job back and use the info against OPA?

  57. Truth
    February 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    @Footbal1 Mom Very excellent points! I have heard some people say they believe liv might be pregnant so I guess we’ll see but I think it might be too obvious. To answer your questions: I think they’ve probaby spoken in the 10 months but I’m sure olivia was trying to stay as far away from the white house as possible. I think fitz knows that everyone knows he knows about defiance so he may not be surprised mellie brought it up. I hope david doesn’t turn on liv. I mean after all he did call her when he needed help. Some others feel he may start working for pope and associates and be a gladiator so who knows.

  58. Sandy
    February 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    i actually love Fitz right now. I mean, he couldn’t remain the sweet idealistic dude forever, especially when surrounded by vultures. It was necessary for him to get a little more pessimistic and angry. And I’m sorry but I think Fitz has every right to be sulky and angry. He found out that Verna, someone he probably grow up with, tried to kill him and that everything he worked so hard for meant NOTHING because it was rigged for him. Which means obviously, that his father was right. Then there is Liv who looked him in the face and lied to him for the whole duration of their relationship and never planned to ever come clean. Lest you forgot, he was willing to give up his PRESIDENCY for this woman in season 1. He was gonna leave it all behind for her. Also, the bullet that almost killed him might also have something to do with all of this.

    But I think DarkFitz is far more interesting. We now get to see what he meant when he said to Liv that she underestimates how good of a Politician he is. I think the scene where he is giving Verna’s eulogy is a perfect example of it. He ain’t a pushover. He can be as much of an asshole as Cy or Mellie or Hollis or Verna and I love that. He can get dirty like the rest of them. It makes him a more dynamic character, imo.

    As for the sex scene, I think the reason why Fitz is so aggressive with Liv is because they BOTH like it that way.

    In the closet sex scene this week he pulled her in, and kissed her, then Liv slapped him. But then SHE went in for the kiss that turned into sex. She initiated it, and she was just as aggressive. It’s not like she was cowering from it or anything.

    The only time anything between them made me uncomfortable was during the elevator scene and Liv read him for that. She let him know that was cool with her. So…I don’t know….I don’t see Fitz’s aggressiveness as a bad thing.

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