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A Woman Scorned Had This Woman HOT: Scandal Episode 220 Recap

After last week’s complete emotionally wrecking episode of Scandal, I wondered how the story would continue. Well, 752 made way for A Woman Scorned and we were treated with the return of the segzy. Whoooo, yes MA’AM! Let’s get into it.

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Swimming with No Fishes – Olivia is taking laps in a pool in this AMAZING white and black bathing suit that I was totally here for!

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When she comes up for air and sees Jake standing there, she goes back under water with a deep sigh.

The Bodyguard - Liv is in her apartment and when she opens her door and Jake is standing there, she tells him there are laws against stalking. He retorts by saying he is there on the President’s orders and if he leaves his post, he will be committing a crime. Olivia calls Fitz, who tells her that she is in danger and Jake is there to keep him safe. Ain’t that misuse of power? Well, Liv gotta deal.

Excuses, Excuses – Cyrus’ secretary is in his office asking for a statement about why Mellie is at the Blair House and he tells her to say something about the baby having chicken pox. Yeah, you’re reaching there, Cy but bless your desperate heart. Meanwhile, James is giddy and cannot wait to tell his hubby that he has a new job, where he will be interviewing people on camera. He promised he would quit working if he got the baby but he’s going to hire a nanny and be home everyday before dinner. He just wants to be the next Anderson Cooper (which he can’t because he doesn’t have the silver foxiness).

Confirming Charlie – The Gladiators (and David) except for Huck are looking at the footage from the storage place, trying to identify the guy in the baseball cap. They’ve exhausted all angles when a voice says “Can I help?” Abby’s abrasive ass replies by saying they needed his help but were waiting for him as he was “shaking off the crazy.” Girl, keep it cute! Huck takes one look at the footage and says it’s Charlie because he recognizes his ear. WELCOME BACK, HUCK!

Underground and Unappreciated – Cyrus power walks through the underground tunnel connecting the White House to the house Mellie’s staying to go see her. She is NOT pleased. She tells him that he “will have the pleasure of seeing the first lady of the United States call her husband a whore-loving bastard” on TV.

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WELL DAMBBBB!!! Say how you really feel. She is giving Fitz 36 hours to drop Olivia like a bad habit and recommit himself to their marriage. As Cy storms back, he calls Olivia and asks her if she has anything to do with President Ghost’s foolery and she says she does not. He says he aint got tahm for their heavy phone breathing. HA! Shade.

Spying on Spying – Meanwhile, Charlie is in Jake’s apartment watching footage of Jake watch Olivia on camera. Chile… but get into the fact that Kerry tweeted me. We go together.

Rumored Mole – Liv hangs up the phone and walks in the next room to find the Gladiators (and David, who is basically one now) huddled. When they see her, they stop talking and look around guiltily. She asks them to fill her in and they hesitate until she says she will stand there all day until they do. Finally, they say that they think Cyrus is Albatross. Charlie is his hired gun and since he’s who knocked Huck out AND he has access to high level confidential info, it makes sense. Olivia is shocked and tells them to get evidence and be sure because that is one of her best friends. She ain’t tryna hear that because that would break her heart. And mine.

Clocking Charlie – The gladiators put Charlie’s picture on the wall, and Huck starts telling them what he knows about him. He likes killing. And sugar. He surely IS always eating something sweet. They start poking around to find out his habits and life and find out that he gets 2 dozen canolis from a bakery every Thursday. Dang. All that sweet. He gon get the #diabeetus.

No Dambs Given – Cyrus rolls into the Oval Office and tells President Ghost that Mellie is gonna spill the beans on the fact that he has a mistress, in 36 hours. He’s taking her threat very seriously and Fitz has no dambs to give or rent or put up for sale. Fitz is all:

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He tells Cyrus to remind to her the “concept of mutual assured destruction.” He was talmbout you take me down and you go down with me too. WELP.

Summoning and Earning - Olivia gets a call and it’s Fitz telling her to come to the White House. She refuses and he says he’ll come to her office then, painting her into a corner. Prez Ghost just be summoning Olivia whenever he wants. Rude as hell. Liv storms into the Oval Office, with Jake in tow (but left outside the door). She snatches off her gloves and says “WHAT?!” Remind me to do that one day if someone calls me. I’ma get gloves ready just to take them off angrily and yell.

“Sit down, Olivia!” Watch that bass in your voice, Mr. President! “What do you want?” “You.” Hey now! Olivia is not amused and tells him “I am not a toy you can play when you’re lonely or bored or horny… If you want me, EARN ME!”

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Well then! Liv storm out. Jake follows her and she tells him to give her space. He obliges, and lets her sit in a room by herself to cool off.

Deal or No Deal – Cyrus presents Mellie with a deal, saying if she plays the Good First Lady role through the next term, she will get a politically charged topic to champion and can eventually work her way to the senate. He says if she doesn’t take the deal, she’ll be left with as much clout as the blank pieces of paper in front of her. Well, Mellie ain’t the one to fold that easy so she says a hearty NAWL!

Cyrus, Thou Art Loosed – Cy is in his office in deep thought as his secretary comes in to see if she’s free to go. He doesn’t even look at her and is clearly in his own world. She leaves and he looks up with a “A-HA” look in his face. Whatever idea he just got is probably horrible for everyone but him.

Potomac Warning – Huck walks into Liv’s office and tells her to be careful because although she doesn’t believe Cy could be the mole, there’s a chance. He found out that Charlie killed Amanda Tanner on Beene’s orders. Olivia still doesn’t think she’s in danger and he tells her “The last woman that was sleeping with the President ended up at the bottom of the Potomac.” Huck always be knowing.

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Plan OP – Cyrus goes back to Mellie and asks “What if I could get rid of Olivia Pope?” CYRUS BEENE, if you touch a hair on Olivia Pope’s head!!! I ain’t gon do nothing. I’ma just be mad. BUT STILL! Get your life, sir!

Security! – Jake is still standing guard outside of Liv’s apartment and she tries to protest and he tells her that she might be in danger. If the President is ordering him to stay with her, it’s probably for a good reason. She’s not sold but she goes in and right after, Jake gets an email from a Fitz’s secretary. She tells him that the president is busy but asks him to leave his post. He is confused and hangs up and we see Cyrus is next to her giving instructions. That diabolical douche!

Reading Charlie – The gladiators are still digging into Charlie’s life, trying to find out what he does with his days. Turns out that he is part of a weekly book club, which happens on Thursdays. Explains why he buys those donuts allatahm. Oh, and he has a boothang he met there. I wonder what hired assassins read. Folks on Twitter said: Twilight, Coldest Winter Ever, O Magazine. I hollered.

Entry Denied - The elevator opens and Cyrus steps out of it to discover Jake standing there. He is shocked to see him still there, since his trick to get him to leave musta had him thinking Officer Truman Show was a fool. He wants to go in but Jake won’t let him, telling him that if the Prez finds out his Chief of Staff tried to get him to leave his post, he will not be pleased. Beene gets back on the elevator, clearly not pleased. He’s really gon declare war on Jake now.

Liv watches the whole thing go down from her door thingimajig so as Cy leaves, she opens the door and lets Jake in. They share some wine and he asks her if she believes she’s in danger now. “Cyrus is my friend.” “Then why didn’t you ask me to let him in?” She has no answer, because even she knows that she doesn’t feel safe anymore. Jake tells her he should trust her and then asks how deep she is in with the President. She’s so deep in with the President that her Love Pocket trembles at the thought of him. SO DEEP. Liv kisses him hard and walks away saying “I don’t know what you’re talmbout.” Entry into her head and the truth DENIED.

Boom Chicka Beenes – Cyrus is laying on their bed when James walks in so he jumps up and says he’ll leave but James tells him to stay and sleep in his bed. He misses his husband and wants him to be back where he belongs and he’s so happy because of his new job, which he thinks he got because of Cy. And they make out and then James starts going South. BOOM CHICKA WAH WAH! They shoulda played “all you gotta do is say yes” by Floetry during that scene. OWWWW!

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Tammy the Boo – The Gladiators found out that Charlie has been dating a woman named Tammy so they brought her into the office for questioning. She didn’t give them much info with her slow self and they told her not to tell him about their meeting. Yeah…ok. O_O

Blood Pressure and More Pressure – Cyrus is livid and looks like he’s about to pop a blood vessel when he walks into President Ghost’s office and tells him he needs to fix this whole Mellie situation. In less than an hour, she’s scheduled to talk to the press. “You love this job? You love being president? You GIVE for what you love.” Fitz looks at him thoughtfully, picks up his blazer and walks out the office. Could it be that Cy switched a damb-giving switch?

Twenty One Minutes – President Ghost shows up at Liv’s place and tells Jake he can leave his post, since the Secret Service is here. He thanks him for his time and a confused Officer Truman Show gets on the elevator, saltier than a pretzel. Liv opens the door to find Fitz there and she’s shocked. She tells him his wife is about to go nuclear in exactly 22 minutes and he’s at her apartment. President Ghost says someone wise just told him to give the person he loves what she wants.

“I love you more than I love being President… We are going to sit here and the clock on my marriage is going to run out. You’re going to watch me run out this clock… Sit here and watch me choose you! Watch me EARN you.

And then Shonda cued up “You’re all I need to get by.” ALLTHEPANTIES woulda come off. None woulda been in sight at them words. But I’m sleep.

This kicked off the sexiest staring game I’ve ever seen.

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As Mellie sits waiting for someone who isn’t coming. Fitz is watching Olivia with a smirk on his face looking like he ain’t going a damb place. And Liv is watching Fitz with a pained look in her eyes because what she wants is in front of her and he’s giving up a lot for her.

TIME’S UP! And she walks towards him and they engage in serious tongue hockey. OLITZ IS IN THE BUILDING!

Charlie’s Scheme – Tammy has a date with Charlie that night but he never shows up. She ends up at OPA and tells the gladiators, surprised that she got stood up. She looks at Lemony (David) and says he looks really familiar. Turns out, she was court stenographer for the Defiance Grand Jury case. Also, her laptop has been missing lately. WHAT??! They all excuse themselves and figure out that Charlie must have been trying to get to her to get to her laptop which had notes on that case. Which means Cyrus is not Albatross. Aw shiiit.

Fix It – Jake meets up with Senator Whitley’s Byron, who tells him to fix something. At this point, their scenes are so short that I admit I miss most of their convo. But he did tell him to keep someone alive. Ok I was of no help in this scene. Sorry.

Meta Spying – Jake is at home replaying the tape of him and Liv getting it on in his house (because he has cameras in his own place). And then he played it back some more and watched Charlie watching him and Liv when he broke into his place earlier. It’s like spying inception.Whoa.

Shaking the Office – Mellie is on camera being interviewed by who else but JAMES, Cyrus’ husband. Cy knows he is out of time so he SPRINTS through the tunnel, screaming into the phone for them to cut to commercial. When he gets to the set, Mellie is in the middle of admitting that her husband, the POTUS, was unfaithful to her. James almost falls out his chair. MELLIE DON SHOOK THE TABLE!!!

The interview is live, and the Gladiators are back at the office watching it. David wonders “who he banged” and all of them pick up their dereon duffles and exit the room. HA!

Hi. – Back at Liv’s apartment, President Ghost and her are getting ALL of it in. He picked her up and took her where he wanted to be and I was like… WHOOO.

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Yea. I needed a moment.  I NEED A MOMENT, I SAY! And then they ended up in the shower, clearly hellbent on christening every surface of that place. He says “Hi.” and she melts.

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GAAAAHHHHTTTDDDAMMMMMBBBB!!!! OLITZ IS HERE AND NOT ONE SINGLE GRAM OF DAMB GIVEN!!!

Who is the Mole? I don’t e’em much care right now. I just wanna ask Olivia “how was it?” *coughs* I don’t care if they never find the mole. They keep showing scenes of Liv and Fitz get it in and I’ma keep sipping tea with interest. Y’all see Olivia’s GOOD type 4A #NaturalHair in that shower? You’ont be giving a damb sometimes. I love it.

I love how next week, Cyrus is gon barge in on OLITZ frolicking and basically tell them to get the hell up. My body is READY!

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Anywho, did them last 5 minutes not give you tea for the fever?? YES GAWD! And who do yall think the mole is? I stopped guessing at this point.

And SHOURROUT to Tony Goldwyn for directing this episode. YESSS! All the kudos!

Scandal GIFs from Scandal Moments and Kronos in a suit Tumblrs.

P.S. If you put “you gotta earn me” as your FB status & someone replies with “But I wanted to use my last $5 for a happy meal,” you lost. Don’t let Olivia and Fitz have you outchea bogus, beloveds.

181 Comments

  1. janelfelice
    May 3, 2013 at 11:16 am — Reply

    As always, your GIFs give me all the life!! I’m so glad you found the one where Fitz picks up Olivia. I needed that to share with a friend…..

    • vanitaapplebum
      May 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm — Reply

      I SCREAMED at the Flynt Flossy gif! *loud cackles and howls*

      I had to stop reading for a minute. ROTF!!

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm — Reply

      I had to find that one. For reasons. O_O

      • Chelly
        May 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm — Reply

        Smash it and bang!! (Lololol) Oh. And did I mention I like to dance?! (Don’t ask. Don’t judge)

        • May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm — Reply

          Totally off topic, but I saw Flynt Flossy in concert a few weeks ago. Not only was it beyond entertaining dancing and singing along to those idiotic but catchy songs, but he and the rest of Turquoise Jeep are VERY nice people!

  2. Tonya
    May 3, 2013 at 11:22 am — Reply

    Awesome, as usual!

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm — Reply

      Thank ya kindly!

  3. Nptexas
    May 3, 2013 at 11:24 am — Reply

    Hot messes abound. And, no, I have no dambs to give about the mole until maybe next Thursday. I’m just worried about Miss Liv because Boyginas & love pockets can create problems unforeseen and we already see plenty. The segzy stuff WAY hot with red pantie-flags waving everywhere.

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm — Reply

      Boyginas!!! LMAOOOOO!!! I live!

  4. rikyrah
    May 3, 2013 at 11:24 am — Reply

    I shall not front..been checking for this since 8 am.

    • ChunkyDlyte
      May 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm — Reply

      You and me both! I kept hitting refresh, lol! I even tried to read other recaps, but I was like, nope, might as well wait for Luvvie, it will be worth it and it was! LOL!

      • CC3
        May 6, 2013 at 11:45 am — Reply

        I’m with you ChunkyDlyte!

    • Q
      May 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm — Reply

      Chile….I started at 7:15!! I had the kids breakfast cooking and a cup of coffee in hand ready to read!!

    • Chiquita
      May 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm — Reply

      I’ve been waiting too, just got back from a long lunch, and now my Friday wish has been fulfilled! Thank you Luvvie for throwing us a bone outchea!

    • blackbutterflyny
      May 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm — Reply

      There once was a time Luvvie posted at 4am. sigggghhh….

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm — Reply

      LOL my bad. I knew yall would be all “where is this damb recap?” but sleep took my body over.

  5. Clarisse
    May 3, 2013 at 11:31 am — Reply

    I am all sorts of verklempt after this episode, who is Charlie really working for, who is that senator Whitley’s Byron, and who’s the gaddamb mole?? And is Lemony officially a gladiator? Just like you said Luvvie, I don’t care much anymore, I am here for Olitz! Did you see Olivia’s 4A natural hair looking like Broomhilda?

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm — Reply

      Charlie working for like 5 people! Damb! Also, I think it’s safe to say that Lemony is indeed a gladiator. He might not wanna accept it but he is.

      LMAO at Liv looking like Broomhilda. HA!!!

  6. Ametia
    May 3, 2013 at 11:32 am — Reply

    DAMN! THIS IS SLENDIFOROUS! Thanks Luvvie. :-)))))

  7. rikyrah
    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I loved that a few people last week commented on Charlie’s sugar habit…and sure enough, that’s how they got on top of Charlie this week.

    NOTHING is by happenstance on this show…there’s no such thing as extra dialogue or even scenery…all has a point and purpose.

    that is what you call a TIGHT show.

    • DJ
      May 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm — Reply

      I say this all the time. The most random and seemingly thrown away info is all a part of the story…love it.

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm — Reply

      Right?? My commenters are SMORT! People DEFINITELY pointed out how much he eats sugar and it comes into play this week. This show will have you pausing and slowing down each scene to catch everything. The 2nd time you watch it.

      • CapitalKayPea
        May 4, 2013 at 7:54 am — Reply

        So I watched for the 3rd time and got into Jake’s clue while he was granted access to Liv’s couch: there are only 4 people with access to the information contained in the downloaded files from Albatross: POTUS, VPOTUS, SecDef, and Chief of Staff. We’ve already ruled out Chief, leaving VPOTUS and SecDef as Mole suspects. SecDef was in the Boom Dynamite episode. we haven’t seen VPOTUS in a while…

        • CC3
          May 6, 2013 at 11:49 am — Reply

          CapitalKayPea: It just came to me these many days–and many re-watches.(don’t judge!) VP wants Defiance and Fitz job. And I bet Vera put her in touch with Charlie AND hipped her to Olitz!

  8. Ronisha
    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Am I the only person who actually silently applauded Mellie for exposing Fitz? And I’m anxious to see what scheme the Gladiators will concoct to stop Mellie from naming Olivia as the sideline ho she is!

    • Kisha
      May 3, 2013 at 11:58 am — Reply

      I don’t think you’re the only one, but you are probably in the majority. You know all of America loves a heartbreak-but-love-conquers-all ministry, and OLITZ is THE ministry of the hour.

      Mellie gets HELLA respect, though. She bout dat life. What woman on EARTH would sit around this long watching her husband do the bootie-doo with another woman AND THEN not just leave but go tell everbody about it? That’s thug.

      • ski_diva
        May 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm — Reply

        I like Mellie too, but she gets no sympathy on this cause she was all for Liv and Fitz when she thought it was just about the sex. But now she sees that this man is in love with this woman and is willing to give it all up she aint with that. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. (well he can) You condoned it………………..

        • blackbutterflyny
          May 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm — Reply

          I totally agree. She’s trying to have the cake, bowl and lick the spoon.

        • keisha brown
          May 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm — Reply

          EXACTLY!!
          Since.. isn’t Teddy a deal with Oliva anyways??? -_-

    • May 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm — Reply

      Yeah definitely in the minority but I’m right here with you. SO glad she went all in and didn’t back down #teammellie. She may be a lot of things but the cold, heartless don’t care about nothing but my status wife she WAS not…you don’t try to stop someone from drinking their lives away even if you can pull it together when in public, worry about the kids reaction to them or try to go downtown to cheer them up if you cared ONLY about the job. He can do whatever if that was the case. I think now he WILL get to see that treatment with this latest choice. Although based on last night as Luvvie’s gif so eloquently states..he was all out of fuks to give lol.
      Prez Ghost works my nerves…SEXY AS ALL HELL but works my nerves however with that WATCH ME EARN YOU deal he pulled off last night….panties off in .02 seconds. That’s a straight G move right there and I was all in. Completely. Totally. 110%. He is THE MAN with a darn soliloquy!
      I’m still hanging in there with Truman Show. I think he does care about her. And I’m betting few on here can tell me that if they had a video of a hot night with someone they still wanted they wouldn’t watch that…probably with some wine and extra pleasure devices lol.
      I loved my man Cyrus last night. Poor thing almost went into heart failure trying to keep things from unraveling. Woo Woo Woo

      • Amber
        May 4, 2013 at 8:53 am — Reply

        Mellie doesn’t care about Fitz one bit….she gave him head because she wanted him to have his head clear to do his job (as president) not to clear his had as a stressed out husband. She let his ass be drunk for whole year….(so for the whole year it was okay he was mean to the kids). As long as she can control Fitz that’s all she cares about. He was drunk for a whole year but oh she really cares. Miss me with that BS! lol

        I mean think about it, she condoned the affair. She didn’t give two damns that there were messing around until she saw that Olivia had more control over Fitz than she did. So I am like Fitz FUCK MELLIE with her scheming ass. Fitz needs love.

        But to Mellie telling it….YES GAWD!!!! Now Fitz can proceed with the divorce! YESSSSS!

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm — Reply

      Actually, I’m glad Mellie snitched. B/c I want Fitz to have to address the fact that he ain’t feeling her publicly. I ain’t mad at Mellie Mel. Not one bit.

    • May 5, 2013 at 2:23 am — Reply

      NO! You’re not alone! Get into that booty, Mellie!! I’m here for it. Fitzgerald Grant is the absolute WORST EVER for “letting the clock run out” instead of being a man and having an adult conversation with his wife. Just wrote a post about it. Naturally, it’s called “Fitzgerald Grant is the worst character on television–period” http://www.districtdiva.com/2013/05/fitzgerald-grant-is-the-worst-character-on-television-period/. I hate that guy!!

  9. RavenJ
    May 3, 2013 at 11:36 am — Reply

    Hmmm…I think it’s about time for the VP to pop back up. Could she be the mole? We haven’t #seent her in a while. And why can’t we get Hal fired?? He talks too much…(and he never shuts up)

    • Nicole
      May 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm — Reply

      I so agree here. All the persons Jake listed are basically out. That leaves the VP. I think she is it. She is ambitious enough and pissed enough

    • CC
      May 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      I wondered the same thing about the VP. She’s been quiet for quite a while.

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm — Reply

      Sally could DEF be the mole. Her ass is too quiet and she’s been missing since Fitz took the office back from her and she was butthurt.

      • CapitalKayPea
        May 4, 2013 at 7:58 am — Reply

        I like the Sally Theory. I also like the Theory of either Lauren, the secretary outside POTUS’ office, and ol girl with the cankles, Cy’s secretary…

        • May 5, 2013 at 2:27 am — Reply

          Sally would be too easy. In a (terrible) interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shonda said the cast fell out when they found out who the real mole was. None of those people are shocking. I bet it’s Senator Pudding Pop! He’s more butthurt than Sally and he knows Olivia was sleeping with the President. He’d be ready to take him down. Sally would not benefit from knowing about Defiance, she was on that ticket too!

  10. Merline
    May 3, 2013 at 11:37 am — Reply

    Your recaps give me so much life. Definitely NSFW (for laughter purposes). I look like a damb fool laughing at my desk. Ain’t no spreadsheet that damb entertaining. This episode left me in a mess (not as messy as Huck’s episode). Had to sit down afterwards with a glass of wine to collect my thoughts. Mid-way through the episode I hopped off the OLITZ rollercoaster. Too much motion sickness. Marvin Gaye (too perfect for that scene) won me back. Had to hop back on. I’m here for OLITZ.

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm — Reply

      Girl OLITZ had me like “who needs cinemax and terrible google results?” Chile YES!

  11. asetdivine
    May 3, 2013 at 11:44 am — Reply

    That episode was so good last night! I can’t believe that there are only two more episodes left. Anyway, here are my theories….

    Mellie had every intention of doing that interview no matter what Fitz decided. I think she was the one who got James his new job (remember he said he was offered the job out of the blue). She wanted to stick it to Cyrus, destroy Fitz, and gain the support and sympathy of the American people for her own political ambitions after realizing she couldn’t be Fitz’s puppet-master. In Jake’s conversation with Olivia about the mole, he said that only four people could be the mole and that’s Cyrus, the Secretary of Defense, VP Sally, or Fitz. What if it’s Fitz? O.O You know Shonda Rhimes is going to in a completely different direction that we think. She loves to devastate us every week.

    Let’s talk about that twenty one minutes scene with Olivia and Fitz though. How can they make silence and staring look so hot?! Fitz came over to Liv’s apartment and told her “I choose you”. He let Mellie sit and marinate in her mess for twenty one minutes while he sat there and stared at Liv with a smile on his face. Their scenes after the time ran out were EVERYTHING!! The “Hi” scene in the shower…*faints*. The whole episode had me on the emotional edge and I loved every minute of it.

    QUESTION: How is Liv all Soul Glo in the shower and in the preview her hair is laid? She straightened her hair just to get in bed and sweat it out again?

    Oh Luvvie, Senator Byron was telling Jake to keep Charlie alive so they can find out who the mole is.

    • curlybean
      May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm — Reply

      Ah love your question…soul go! Good catch!!!

      • ChunkyDlyte
        May 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm — Reply

        LOL, they got Kerry on that keratin crack, hair is wavy wet and just one blow dry away from being stick straight. And iDied at Soul Glo! JUST LET YOUR SOUL GLO!!
        http://youtu.be/DFo1LNAQh6U

    • Jabari
      May 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

      I thought they said keep Cyrus alive?

      P.S. iHate that iLove you for “Soul Glo”

    • CapitalKayPea
      May 4, 2013 at 8:03 am — Reply

      I am here only for the theory that Fitz put the hit out on Liv himself, just so that he could scare her and be responsible for her safety via Jake (because #bulletinbrain makes you a sociopath, right?). Howeva, he hadn’t counted on that StalkerAssStalker to get thisclose to his subject.

      If Fitz were the mole, what would he gain? Especially with getting egg on his OWN face vis-a-vis foreign policy? This is why I’m side-eyeing SecDef…

    • Lisalis
      May 4, 2013 at 10:12 am — Reply

      asetdivine…I don’t know you, but if I did know you, you would be “Soul Glo” forever more for the awesomeness of your comment. You are officially a MESS!

      I’m guessing the preview bed scene isn’t the next morning but the next week and Cyrus is pissed ’cause Fitz has been laid up at Olivia alldatime.

  12. rikyrah
    May 3, 2013 at 11:47 am — Reply

    I definitely thought that Cyrus was gonna have a heart attack on his way to Mellie’s interview. ..but, he was trucking!

    Anywho, did them last 5 minutes not give you tea for the fever?? YES GAWD! And who do yall think the mole is? I stopped guessing at this point.

    That was hot as hell, and Fitz had been on my crapper list for weeks.

    I loved so much about this episode.

    I loved Huck breaking it down for Olivia without breaking it down. I loved Huck knowing it was Charlie.
    I loved the entire creepiness of all who looked at the video cameras.
    I loved that Charlie’s in a Book Club.
    I loved that Mellie is crazy as hell.
    I love James and Cyrus. ..I love them as a couple.
    I loved James’ face during the interview…he thought he was just there to interview the First Lady…I thought someone was gonna have to bring him smelling salts as Mellie made her announcement.

    This episode rocked from beginning to end.
    The tweets are fantastic, Luvvie. Thank you.

    • Lboogie
      May 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm — Reply

      The writers are totally aware of their audience (it’s likely that 30somethings are the top viewers) all of the books named were my HS reading material kate chopin, lovely bones…etc… Then there was the 50 shades of grey ref… Loved that.

  13. MzPk7
    May 3, 2013 at 11:47 am — Reply

    So in the Fix it scene, Jakes tells Senator Byron that he thinks he’s been compromised because Cyrus knows more about him than he should and he could blow his cover. Jake says he knows someone is working for him (Cyrus). Senator Byron asks if it’s someone they know because it has to be someone talented to have gotten to Jake. Jake wants permission to murk Cyrus’s guy but Senator Byron says to fix it, be neat about and not to kill him because he might be usesful.

    Also this episode was EVERYTHING! I had to muffle my screams so everyone in the house didn’t freak out. I thought Cyrus was going to have a heart attack running through that tunnel. President Ghost can get my hair wet ANYTAHM he wants. How is Liv going to get out of the the love triangle with Fitz and Jake unscathed? I don’t care who the mole is .. I just want to see showdown between Mellie and Olivia. Olivia is going to be her own client and the Gladiators going to have to really do work to fix this. I can’t wait!!!

  14. QuitaP
    May 3, 2013 at 11:51 am — Reply

    This was one of the best episodes EVER! This almost makes me want to date again…

    1) Liv’s #naturalhair made me happy that I went natural.
    2) Why is “Hi” the sexiest word?
    3) I really want a Huck in my life.
    4) Does Whitley’s Byron know that Charlie is the same B613 Charlie?

    • CapitalKayPea
      May 4, 2013 at 8:06 am — Reply

      Whitley’s Byron used to WORK with B16Charlie. AND Jake. They all worked with MustacheDude who was responsible for Huck being in that box for 2 months. He can’t NOT know.

      • Starita34
        May 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm — Reply

        BUT HOW ARE THEY OK WITH HUCK BEING ALIVE?!? I NEED to see the rest of that storyline, you can’t just lie about murdering Huck and then just be like, “Oh that? Yeah, I didn’t really kill him, but we’re still cool, right?” Both Charlie and Huck would be murked with a quickness for those kinda shenanigans! HOW IS Whitley’s Byron ok with HUCK BEING ALIVE when CHARLIE was ‘posed to KILL HIM 8 YEARS AGO!?!?

        • paintgurl40
          May 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm — Reply

          starita…they don’t know he’s alive. charlie knows cuz he spared him but he told his superior goons that huck was dead.

          • Starita34
            May 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

            Oh they know! They know everything and they have Olivia under complete surveillance, how could they NOT know her closest confidant is one of their ex operatives?! And remember, Huck’s REAL NAME was on that list of the operatives when there was a leak, so they absolutely know that he’s not dead.

            They mentioned it this week, with Charlie saying, “I wants the same deal” as Huck got – being able to be free and roam around having a regla ole life not having to murder folks constantly…but at least they acknowledged it this week, an answer is coming, they aren’t just ignoring that he should be dead! I feel better about that at least!

  15. Brittni
    May 3, 2013 at 11:56 am — Reply

    And the Trinidad James “Don’t Buhlee Me, Juss Watch” Award goes to Mellie G!

    In her acceptance speech I believe she quoted Kevin Hart, while pointing at her husband and his hussy, “You niggas gon learn today!”

    • Londa
      May 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm — Reply

      Well, she sho’nuff made sure she said it with her chest. :-)

      • vanitaapplebum
        May 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm — Reply

        This reply was everything! LOL!!

  16. ChunkyDlyte
    May 3, 2013 at 11:57 am — Reply

    YES! YES! YES! Your recaps are like icing on a red velvet Scandal cake, you really can’t have one without the other! OH BOY on that shower scene, it had me waking up my husband, not even caring that he just got off a 6 hour flight and was dog tired, lol! Someone needs to track the population explosion that is surely coming after that damn scene! Yeah, I don’t care about a mole, not one little bit, but my guess is its that dirty VP! THANK YOU LUVVIE for the awesome recap and congrats on the shout outs from the cast, and I bet you, your face is going to show up on the Season Finale!

    Side Note-This show is going to have side pieces everywhere trying to organize under the banner of “EARN THIS” lol! But it’s really not going to work out for you like it did for Olitz!

  17. BLynne
    May 3, 2013 at 11:57 am — Reply

    I have been checking for this post since seven thirty in the am!! (don’t judge me ) Tony, Kerry and Shonda did that last nite… They had me screamin, hollerin I was so amped I started sweatin from the top… Chile I needed a cigarette right as soon as the screen went black!!! I give no good dambs who the mole is at this point all I wanna see is Olitz in the kitchen by the buttered rolls!!

    And Luvvie you betta do it girl with the tweets from Kerry and Jeff I am here for you!!!

  18. Ra
    May 3, 2013 at 11:59 am — Reply

    I’m SO scared for when (not if) it gets out to Fitzy that his bff Jake had some sexy time with Olivia! I don’t see that panning out very well. Fitz will be all “I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU!!!!” And Olivia will be all “HOW WAS I SPOSED TO KNOW THAT WAS YOUR ROLE DOG FOR LIFE!!!! NOT TO MENTION I WAS TRYING TO GET OVER YOU!!!” They’ll drag it out a few episodes. DRA-MA. Is it bad that I’m more concerned with that than who the mole is? They have ONE more episode to get to the mole or else!!!… or else, I will continue to be confused and STILL watch the show, cause I love it.

    • ChunkyDlyte
      May 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm — Reply

      OMG, I totally forgot that Olivia let the homie Jake smash! I guess seeing Olitz together again made me forget that ish every happened. You are so right, this is going to come out and come out U-G-L-Y! OMG, what if Mellie exposes Olivia as the mistress AND leaks the Jake/Olivia sex tape at the same damn time! Mama Shonda, please have mercy, we can only take so much! Sigh, I love this damn show too much, lol!

      • shadgg02
        May 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm — Reply

        but….. what if Fitz already know and let them make it? I wanna thnk Fitz might be the mole…

      • Starita34
        May 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm — Reply

        I kept telling her (cuz she can hear me through my TV, we have a special connection) to gon’ ahead and him about Jake when she was trying to drive him away and he was hell bent on pursuing her, cuz at that point it was a no lose situation, either he would be butt hurt and would really leave her alone (for another month) or he’d be like, “Ion’t care WHO you slept with, I loooooooooove you!!!” But you’re right, now that he’s got her again, he’s gon’ flip smooth the eff out when it comes out…shoulda listened to me Olivia girl, but an-tee-way…

  19. May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    This episode was awesome. When Cyrus was stomping through them tunnels like Mrs. Sophia I just knew his next line was going to be “All my life I had to fight”. This episode had so much going on, and next Thursday needs to hurry up.

    • blackbutterflyny
      May 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm — Reply

      Bwaaaa Haaaa Haaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!
      You have me spitting out my lunch. LOL

    • LaPeache
      May 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm — Reply

      Lol, hahahaha, snicker, snicker, lol

    • keisha brown
      May 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm — Reply

      faints.

    • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
      May 4, 2013 at 12:00 am — Reply

      EXPIRED!!! Alll mah life Ah haaad ta FIGHT!! LOLLL

    • Lboogie
      May 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm — Reply

      Oh my thats good, i thought he llooked ked like Mr. Clark from lean on me, “get those chains off the door, get those chains off the door!!”

  20. yellowbelle
    May 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    “I love you more than I love being President… We are going to sit here and the clock on my marriage is going to run out. You’re going to watch me run out this clock… Sit here and watch me choose you! Watch me EARN you.“

    *Slayed* I haven’t watched the episode yet, but after reading that and the accompanying gif, I may or may not have taken of my pannydraws and flung them at the computer screen…… in…my…office…. #DontJudgeMe!

  21. Valerie
    May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I definitely could not stop smiling after I heard the first few notes of “You’re All I Need to Get By”. It was sooo perfect for that scene, basically all the music was on point this episode.

    After watching I had no words. I was and still am speechless. All I know is that if this is what we are getting with two episodes to go then the finale must be out of this world crazy and I am here for it!

  22. May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Luvvie,

    The Charlie Murphy Gif? Done…iQuit you gurl LOL

  23. atljawga
    May 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    But ehrm, since Miss Kerry BAabby knows Jake can see all her comings and goings in her apt, why is she serving up the red light special with the Prez in there? Don’t that fool Jake still got her under surveillance? Oh he gon’ know how deep it is alright.

    • May 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm — Reply

      Good point about Olivia’s apt having cameras, but my friends and I guessed that Olivia probably had Huck sweep the place proper after her hospital stay. She might not be able to keep Jake from following and guarding her, but she don’t have to allow him to surveille (sp?) her house. I think it’s hella messed up that Fitz thought that shit was appropriate in the first place. Like, was it really warranted to have cameras in her house??? AND be sneaky about it, like removed them during the scheduled sweep and put them back? Wtf was THAT?

    • May 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm — Reply

      Eggsaccly!

  24. Football mom
    May 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    I am not a Fitz fan…I think he is controlling and mean when he doesn’t get his way. HOWEVER…“I love you more than I love being President… We are going to sit here and the clock on my marriage is going to run out. You’re going to watch me run out this clock… Sit here and watch me choose you! Watch me EARN you.” made me cream my panties! Wow!!!!!!!

    Big Brother is watching Big Brother watch, huh? Who is behind all of this?

    I just want to crawl in Liv’s closet.

  25. blackbutterflyny
    May 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    When I heard Tony Goldwyn was directing this episode I knew it was going to be ALL KINDS OF HAWT AND SEXY!!!!!

    Mellie is full of isht!!! During the campaign when it served her purpose, she served Fitz to Olivia. She KNEW he had the hots for Liv from the moment she walked in on them in the scene in the hallway at the campaign office. And if she didn’t know it then, she knew it when she caught Fitz’s drunk ass mauling her in that elevator. Knowing that Olivia had the brains and p*ssy power to control Fitz while getting him elected, she handed him over to Liv. She’s a damn indian giver. (no offense to my Native American friends) Sorry, no backsies ma’am. Livvie gave him back. He doesn’t want Mellie. Couldn’t even get President Jr. to rise to the occasion in that shower scene with her. Which makes me think that baby Teddy is NOT his son. Hal, the snivel snitch of all snitches is probably Mellie’s lover, Teddy’s daddy and the gawddam Mole!!!!

    P.S. Fitz has me prepared to swirl like it’s nobody’s business with a vanilla bean.

    • Jabari
      May 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm — Reply

      You know, you got a point….Like it was said in the earlier comments, Shonda don’t cast folks for no good reason and because Secret Service is damb near latched to the President, Hal’s snakey ass might have had access to them files….Chile, I just Shonda to give me back my life so I can chill this summer.

    • Lenore
      May 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm — Reply

      Thier marriage was already Effed before Olivia came on the scene. She just chose to put on a brave face for the election. They were often scheduled separately so Olitz was given an easy cover.
      Mellie didn’t know Fitz was cheating until after he was elected and took Olivia to see the original constitution. He lost his antique Flag pin (which OP gave him but Mellie didn’t know that). And Secret service *cough* Hal snitchin’ Ass *cough* Returned it to Mellie like

      Hal:”oh you and the Prez left this at the constitution”
      Mellie: “I didn’t go to the constitution”
      Hal : Blinks Morse code for O-L-I-V-I-A “oh someone else must have gone with him.’

      She cornered Olivia and said she knew Olivia was screwing Fitz. She gave Olivia the pin to give to Fitz so HE would know SHE figured it out. THEN she started looking the other way and using Liv to her advantage.

      • RavenJ
        May 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm — Reply

        Remember when they did a flashback during season 1? I think it was the episode titled The Campaign. There was an audio recorder under Fitz’s bed (placed by his rival…one of the rival’s people-they never do their own dirty work) and it recorded him getting it in with Olivia. His then rival (now VP) leaked it to the media and Mellie had to come in and say it was her on the audio with Fitz. Remember when Cyrus brought Olivia in on the campaign one of the first things she said was that America needed to see Fitz and Mellie together…because Mellie was never there.

      • vanitaapplebum
        May 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

        “Hal: Blinks Morse code for O-L-I-V-I-A”

        The comments on this site are funny as hell!!! OMG!! ROTF!!!

        • keisha brown
          May 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm — Reply

          RIGHT!?!?!

        • Thato01
          May 5, 2013 at 4:09 am — Reply

          The Morse code comment had me in tears. I look forward to the comments as much as I look forward to Luvvie’s recap. Absolutely hilarious

      • blackbutterflyny
        May 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

        Hmmm, you make some good points however IMHO I still think Mellie knew during the campaign. What she didn’t know is that he had fallen in love with her and him taking Liv to see the Constitution probably made her realize how deep his feelings were for Olivia. She “stuck it out” for the campaign because she had her own ambitions and political aspirations. Mellie is tasting salt because she realizes Fitz would give up his presidency for Liv, thereby taking away all of Mellie’s power as first Lady.

        • RavenJ
          May 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm — Reply

          I think Mellie knew as well. Remember she even said to Olivia after he won, “We all did what we had to do to get him to this point” Even as I typed that it hit me that she could have been referencing Defiance, but yeah…she knew he was creeping because she had to come in and tell the media it was her on the audio moaning and groaning with Fitz

          • Lenore
            May 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

            That wasn’t til 2 years later. Billy Chambers couldn’t use the tape before the election so he sent it 2 years later after setting the Amanda Tanner hookup in motion. Mellie knew they were screwing by then but she didn’t know the actual date the recording was made.
            Also on the Fitz feel up in the elevator Mellie thought He was ASSAULTING Olivia because he was drunk and mad at his dad. She apologized to Olivia for Fitz’s behavior she was still oblivious.

    • Nptexas
      May 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

      Good point! Hal makes more sense than VP to me. Sally absent so long, but Hal lurking. Hmmm.

    • Sane Jane
      May 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm — Reply

      I agree with you on all points. That “son of a snitch” Hal, is behind ALL of this….

      • Stace
        May 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm — Reply

        “son of a snitch” LOL. Yeah he is probably secretly in love with Millie. Sleeping with her…perhaps not, he’s not powerfully enough to get in Millie’s pannidraws… maybe a whiff not no love. Millie is trying to rule the world and Hal is just a pawn in her game.

        • overit
          May 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm — Reply

          Remember that scene in the notebook? Where homegirl’s mom drove to that construction site to show her daughter her boo from back in the day? lol….maybe Mellie is on that tip with Hal.

          Eww.

    • carolyn
      May 4, 2013 at 11:18 am — Reply

      Come on now, even Mellie Mel’s got to have some support. Don’t be haten on Hal, Mellie needs a friend in the White House too!.

  26. curlybean
    May 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    Ok I finished watching at 11:30 PST and all I thought was dang I can’t wait for Luvvie’s post! How do you do it? You first slayed me at “Entry Denied”. I was watching wondering how is Olivia hard kissin’ all dem in sight? Last week the Pres, last night Jake, then back to the Pres? Then you got me with “Boom Chicka Beenes”, but what tops it is “My Body is Ready”. Ain’t that the truth.

    I am with Ra, I keep waiting for Pres Ghost to find about Jake & Liv. NOT. GONNA. BE. GOOD. I don’t know if i can take more back n’ forth.

    Does anyone not get that stunt of Mellie? WHY go on TV telling the world that your husband cheated on you but oh yeah I hope to reconcile with him? I’d be watching thinking ok, then why’d you tell me? Why air that laundry no matter what point/clout?

    And lastly, Tony needs to give classes on how to say “Hi” so I can sign my hubby up. Victoria’s Secret would be outta bizness…..

  27. bee
    May 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    Lawd have mercy. Solo orgasms up in here!!!!!! This episode had me trashing my house mad as hell!!! Mellie don stir my feelings!!! Why u got put that mess out there girl!!! She’s just horny b**tch!! Mad she aint getting it in! Girl bye!
    The shower scene…..Lawwwwd have mercy! U black and u getting ur hair wet?!!! What condition she got on!!! Looking all segzy wich your nap hair!
    *side eye*….she got them white pros pressing on that hair! Bich can afford this life!
    Jake……dude is just confusing me!! Talk about ur damn feelings!!!! I can’t with this perve!
    Cy finally got some!!!! Dude been pissed and horny lately. Maybe he can finally be able to actually fix some shit!
    Welcome bak Huck! Thot we lost u there for a sec! Looking ol mental and cray cray!
    Those GIF……..DEAD!!! Done and dusted! Luvvie u are my morning quicky! Got my panties in a every week!
    Lawd Thank you!
    My name Bee and I am an Awesomely Luvvie junky!

  28. Jabari
    May 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    Ok, Shonda and Tony don frayed my fragile little soul this here week!

    So just to recap:
    Prez Ghost is officially out of dambs, fucks and cares for Mellie and the Presidency.
    Cyrus ain’t the mole (Thank You Lord)
    Jake is salty cause the Prez got his woman
    Mellie is just done
    Chile , MY PRESSA!!!!!

    Um, all I can say is the scene with James and Beene kinda got me all hot and bothered (#dontjudgemylife) and I was sitting back clowning on #Olitz behalf (Liv, you betta get yo man, girl!).

    Also, Quinn and Abby have yet to learn some GAWTDAMB couth!!! Please keep it classy, ladies! And, YAY, Lemony is finally a Gladiator!

  29. Kendall Slater
    May 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    It’s like spying inception.Whoa.

    Great. Now I’m going to have that Inception boom in my head for the rest of the day.

    4) Does Whitley’s Byron know that Charlie is the same B613 Charlie?

    That’s what I’m wondering. Maybe he’s playing them against each other in a “there can only be one” situation.

    I’m SO scared for when (not if) it gets out to Fitzy that his bff Jake had some sexy time with Olivia!

    I’m just hoping the only thing that gets out is the info. Hopefully Liv is conscientious with her birth control or she might end up in a WTD? situation between Fitz and Jake. A scandalous baby might be getting out in a few months. (Nah, I’m 100% confident Shonda won’t go that far. They don’t want Liv wearing maternity clothes.)

    • Jabari
      May 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm — Reply

      Even though she would prolly slay all heauxs (pregnant or otherwise) with monochromatic, maternity wardrobe

  30. Dana Little-Chambers
    May 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    OMG,I love my husband-but damn Fitz!

    • Nicole
      May 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm — Reply

      I feel you. I need some sexy time with Fitz.

  31. Chanel
    May 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    FYI, it is the Blair House, not Bailey House.

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm — Reply

      Thanks! I fixed it.

      • Chanel
        May 7, 2013 at 8:56 am — Reply

        NP. Great Blog and recap!

  32. Pam
    May 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    Great recap as usual Luv. This episode was AMAZING. Let me just say that Liv and Fitz were what drew me to the show. And I am here for them, really I am. BUT, I still can’t “put my back into” all the Jake hate. I have never seen him as a threat to “Olitz”. I have always seen him as a guy doing his job (tho gotta admit having cameras in ur own damn place is weird, but gotta consider his line of work). Anyhow, I actually like Jake more, now that it seems he has legit feelings for Liv and is not out to harm her. (I didnt quite understand the kss tho). I see a bunch of story opportunity with Jake in the picture. Don’t kill me, I want Liv and Fitz together too, but good story comes from tension and angst. It’s why fairy tales stop at the happily ever after. Once they ride off into the sunset, there’s no story left to tell…anyway, I know mine is a minority opinion. But Scott Foley’s agent is paying me good money to post this :)

    • Sane Jane
      May 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm — Reply

      LOL! I have such mixed feelings about Jake (Scott)!

    • Adwoa
      May 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm — Reply

      Can I say that I agree with you. I am a British viewer and die hard Scandalista/Gladiator. Today I watched the episode at work during my lunch hour. It was GRIPPING! Stumbled on this amazing blog after clicking on a Twitter link.
      I love the chemistry between Olitz but I am Team Mellie. Yes she is wrong in so many ways, but as a happily married wife, I just cannot condone another woman who “falls in love with my husband.”
      I am not here for dat! I would also like to see Jake getting together with Liv. He’s free and available but of course that is too boring for SHONDA!
      I am interested in Harrison’s back story. I want to know more about him and I’d like to see Quinn and Huck share a steamy kiss. Shonda, please give Harrison a beautiful chocolate coloured girlfriend who brings out his freaky side.

      Thank you AWESOME LUVVIE. You have a new supporter. I love your sense of humour and your writing style.

  33. nichole
    May 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    The Charlie Murphy dancing gif? YES!

    I agree that Fitz and Liv have some really segzy times that make me want to fan myself like women in country churches but…HE MAKES ME SICK! He treated her bad before he learned about Defiance and after her learned about Defiance. And now he’s ok to give up the presidency (due to Defiance) for her? I’m so over and done with him.

    David is in silent Gladiator training and his contributions are worthy. Go Lemony.

    Mellie is so hurt. Last season she barked at Liv that she left Fitz vulnerable to Amanda Tanner. So it was ok then for Fitz and Liv to be getting on? If Liv would have left her pannies on, Mellie saying Fitz had a mistress would have been a lie. Liv would have been his ex-mistress. Semantics, I guess.

    One thing that stood out in this episode is a reminder that Fitz’s office has cameras in it. Will these cameras play a part in determining who Albatross is? Secret Service Tom? Or that snitch telling Hal? Remember Jake told Liv that 4 people would have access to those files:h President, VP, Secretary of Defense and the White House Chief of Staff.

    Charlie looking at the Defiance Grand Jury transcripts says to me this is not only about Albatross. Again, I’m wondering about VP Sally.

  34. T.Davis
    May 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    When I tell you I read this and let out a deep sigh…… After that love scene I was DONE! Let me get back to work my lunch was over ten minutes ago

  35. May 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    I must admit, I did not see Scandal last night, but I KNEW Luvie’s recap would do me well. YEEESSSS Luvie! Your recaps are the best. I feel like I actually watched the episode.

    Oan P.S.:
    In my head, I’m always telling people, “And look at alllll the f#cks I give!” Luvie you’re gonna get me in trouble one day…. I just know it.

  36. Deejdoesit
    May 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    I personally think the mole is Cyrus’ husband. He knows so much that he can’t say without perjuring himself. Also, that sex scene was awkward and contrived, and they’ve been having marital problems all season, so to see him give in for what seemed to be no reason, just seems odd. Charlie is Cyrus’ henchman, but Cyrus’ husband has proved he’s smarter than you think he is. He knew the baby was a distraction, he knew about Defiance, he knows TOO much. This new job, he has always been career driven. This first big interview, he interviews the First Lady and she comes out about Fitz cheating on her. Not to mention, Charlie has Jake and Liv’s sextape, I smell trouble brewing. Wouldn’t be surprised if it became an exclusive for him.

    • Pam
      May 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm — Reply

      I thought it might be James too, but now I’m not so sure. OPA ruled out Cyrus as the mole under the theory that the mole wanted to expose Defiance, not hide it. James had a chance to expose it and didn’t. So now I’m leaning towards Sally Langston. But, I don’t know, somehow I still think its James, lol

    • rikyrah
      May 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm — Reply

      I don’t think it’s James. James ‘ gave it up’ for Cyrus, because he thought Cyrus had gotten him the new job…Dude risked going to jail for Cyrus…I don’t think he’s the mole

    • vanitaapplebum
      May 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm — Reply

      Who is the secretary of defense? could it be Whitley’s Byron?

    • jgalyn
      May 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm — Reply

      First time de-lurking. *waves* I had to come out of hiding to say I’m glad I’m not alone in believing it’s James! To me he has a lot of motive, especially because he gave up so much over Defiance. He’s angry the President is not legitimately president, he gave up his career, and he doesn’t trust his own husband. Plus it never sat well with him that he committed perjury, which gives him reason to get rid of David and destroyed the evidence from the trial. And what better way to absolve himself of guilt over colluding with the rigging than to make the President look as incapable as he can. Many people underestimate James, but like it was said, he’s smarter than he gets credit for.

      Side note: it’s always bothered me that James worked as White House Correspondent because that’s a total conflict of interest, and no journalist worth his salt would work that beat with their spouse working for the President. Just sayin.

  37. Erin
    May 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    I was all DISGUSTED with Fitz, for DEMANDING that she show up at The White House. But that whole “watch me earn you” with Marvin and Tammi soundtrack would’ve earned SOMEBODY some lovin last night, if I wasn’t single!

    And then I was all ready to type an angry FB status about that bee-yotch, Mellie, until I saw Fitz and Liv giving ZERO damns! NOT NONE! I laughed soooooooooooooo hard! Mellie was SO moded! Fitz didn’t care, so I didn’t care anymore either.

    I have a problem. This is JUST TV. Right?

  38. Q
    May 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Did anyone notice how Jake seemed less than surprised with when he saw Charlie walk into his home and watch the video feed of him and Olivia? In addition, it seems that Charlie ‘broke in’ rather easily.
    I wonder if Jake and Charlie know each other.

    Olivia should have blurted out ‘I slept with Jake’ during that 22 mins of silence. She now has the burden of all burdens on her. When Fitz finds out she slept with Jake and failed to tell him during those 22 mins when he was throwing his entire life away to be with her, he is going to go batchit crazy!!

    Mellie’s plan is going to backfire. I keep thinking about the advice Olivia gave Cyrus once ‘Let Mellie be Mellie, she’s gonna self destruct anyway.’

    • Pam
      May 4, 2013 at 8:43 am — Reply

      They may know each other. Since they both worked for. The same guy. But, I think the reason he wasn’t surprised is because he was reviewing the tape in order to find out who it was that was responsible for blowing his cover (recall the convo with his other boss right b4 he looked at the footage). He wasn’t watching it in order to revisit sex with Liv, tho that was clearly a perk, lol. And, I agree about the easy home invasions. Nobody has security in that town, especially Liv.

  39. Brendadc
    May 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    That episode was hot like fire!! Whew! I really wonder if Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn have fooled around in real life. Their chemistry is off the charts.

  40. Q
    May 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Jake missed one name when listing who would have access to those files….the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair. I wonder if Edison is involved in this somehow.

    • Adwoa
      May 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm — Reply

      Yes Edison or Hollis or Hal…even the ghost of Verna.

      Who is the mole? I don’t think I care!

      I love the passion, fast dialogue, twists and unexpected turns of this brilliant show.

  41. Carriecnh12
    May 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, this was the best episode and recap to date. My sis and I were hollering and gasping and talking trash the entire show.

    Mellie, is a woman scorned and boy did the scorn, I am gad she did it, Fitz is a lyer, a cheater and a murderer, yes she has an adenda, (everyone on Capitol Hill does)their marriage is a political marriage, but she is still a woman, who bore his children (Teddy is Fitz’s Shonda confirmed it so please stop talking about it), of course her feelings are hurt and her pride basically stomped on.

    Fits is going to play the victim card over the whole Jake thing, because he conveniently forgets and no one reminds him that he cheated on his mistress. He had the chance to “earn” Olivia before he became president and chose the Oval office over her. And now that the ish is about to hit the fan, he sits and stares at her, while in his mind he is praying that Mellie was just bluffing.

    • Michelle
      May 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

      THIS!!!!! You took my thoughts out of my head!

    • E
      May 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm — Reply

      Just my observation:

      Fitz did not choose the presidency over Olivia – she chose it for him. Twice! Once when she rigged the election and the second time whenhe wanted to resign and she “fixed” it by letting Mellie claim to be the voice on the sex tape to save the presidency.

      Fitz has been trying to earn her, but she wasn’t letting him.

      • blackbutterflyny
        May 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm — Reply

        Exactly!!!!!

  42. LaPeache
    May 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    I wrote this at the end of last week’s blog, but thought I wanted to say it again…Well y’all imma johnnycomelately to Scandal..started watchin cuz everyone in the office was goin gaa gaa over it & saying u gotta watch.. I was more of the GreysA and Revenge (not one of Shondas, but that white girl is gangsta, but i digress lol) sorta gal, but I finally watched & I LUV IT !!!! And im HOOKED on thez characters. Like y’all I absolutely luv our lil killer Huck, luv u can talk to me anytime baby Harrison, wanna shake the baby poop outta Abby, Quinn’s growing on me, and our doe eyed adulteress, bad azz rags girl Olivia is Super Woman on the outside..but I guess that what makes these troubled souls gel together. In my own twisted self I like Cy but believe in the end he could be the ONE, can’t stand Mellie, so it’s hard to feel sorry 4 her cuz it’s all bout Mellie & in the end she could be the ONE too, can’t stand that JR Ewing wannabe Hollis & Prez Ghost, well let’s just say that boy confused. Jake,Jake,Jake is shady but Shonda can make one helluva triangle with those three. Luv thez names…President Ghost & Sen. Whitley Bryon..I be lmao…luv, luv this recap, plez keep up the good work..signed new Scandal fan!!!…this week I see Cy is not the mole, so I don’t know who is…this episode had my heart racing when liv and Pghost was waiting and when Mellie began to talk..i was rocking like Huck, lol. Annnd I was absolutely bout to go nuts when I couldn’t find this blog this morn’n lol

  43. Kathryn
    May 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    Where is Hollis? Millie is about Millie. She has a plan and it doesn’t involve Fritz, she needs to discredit him to promote her objective. Was Cy going to Olivia’s to do harm to her? How was he going to “get rid” of her for Mellie? Cy is out of control. Jake gave President Ghost that flash drive from Olivia’s apartment so President Ghost also knows only a few people would have access to that information. Huck is going after Charlie and this time he will not leave him alive. Harrison is not feeling good about any of this his story is next.

    • CapitalKayPea
      May 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm — Reply

      Huck is not going after Charlie. There’s a Code, remember? Now Jake…I smell Mexican Standoff. Jake takes Charlie out. Huck takes Jake out. Prez handles Jake.

  44. May 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    One of my favorite things in the world is my blog’s comment section. Yall are awesomely foolish. I love yall.

    • The Other Valerie
      May 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm — Reply

      I agree witcha — your peeps need a Scandal spinoff reality show — Awesomely Scandaluvvielicious! Just saying…..

  45. Adonis
    May 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    She pulled out the FLYNT FLOSSY avi!!!

    Best rapper alive!

  46. May 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    Why wasn’t there a golf cart in that tunnel? I was afraid Cyrus would trip or pass out.

    Mellie was a puddle of pain waiting for Fitz to show up.

    What’s Fitz gonna do if he ever sees the footage of Jake and Olivia frolicking?

    • Mcubed
      May 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm — Reply

      You know, now that you mention the possibility of Fitz seeing the footage of Jake and Olivia together, it makes me wonder why Cyrus didn’t use that tactic as a way to drive a wedge (albeit temporary) between Fitz and Olivia?

      I think showing Pres Ghost the “receipts” of Jake and Olivia all cozied up would have at least bought a little more time to hold off Mellie’s interview. Fitz would have wanted answers which would have slowed him from running off to Olivia.

    • keisha brown
      May 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm — Reply

      LMFAO. RIGHT?!?! that looks like a long azz walk.

  47. E
    May 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, this was fab!

    My only comment is that the mole is FITZ’S SECRETARY! She has access to all the info the president does.

    • Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
      May 4, 2013 at 12:07 am — Reply

      THANK YOU!! I thought that, too!! It’s always the secretary!! :)

      and where IS Hollis?

    • Pam
      May 4, 2013 at 8:46 am — Reply

      Lauren and Hal both suck at. Their. Jobs. I’d. Be happy if either of them is the mole!

  48. dmaclee
    May 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    Hubby and I have weekly Scandal dates. He wasn’t home at 9:55 and I was worried. He walked in the door at 9:58 and all was right with the world. He referenced the Method Man and Mary J. version of “All I Need” in his vows so when Shonda put that joint in that scene, lawd I wanted to do some things but I didn’t want to miss the show. Segzy times rain checks due to Scandal.

  49. Dizzy
    May 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    I swear.. Kerry Washington was the perfect pick for this part. That girl can act… She does not have to say a thing, but her facial expressions can carry on a full conversation with you… Pathetic Mellie, she thought that he was gonna come back… CUH DEAR. Cyrus, Cyrus, Cyrus… Shame on you for trying to “take care” of Ms. OP. Misterrr President, I don’t like how you’ve treated Olivia, so you’ve really got to earn it and one night of hottttnessss ain’t enough. Still love Harrison…his voice alone is fine. I feel bad for Jake.. he’s kinda cute and I think he really likes OP. Big up to Huck for calling an ear, Charlie’s ear and keeping it real with OP. As always Luvvie… you are the bawse hands down.

  50. Kali
    May 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm — Reply

    This is one of the best episodes yet!! I have been thinking about this all day! I’m still waiting on Fitz to tell Liv he killed Verna and for Liv to tell Fitz she knows what color Jake’s bedsheets are. I think their relationship has a better chance of standing up to his impeachment than those other two tiny bits of info that have been conveniently left out.

    Okay I’m just gonna put it out there: I think Harrison is the mole. Don’t ask me why. I have absolutely NOTHING to prove this. But I also don’t have any proof that he’s NOT the mole. He’s just the last person I think it would be (other than Baby Teddy) and it’s usually the last person you would think it is in Shonda’s world. I mean yeah he’s loyal to Liv, but maybe he has something against the president? Maybe Brother from Another Planet (aka Senator Whitley’s Byron) is his daddy? I don’t know enough about his backstory. But I don’t care if he is…..Hay boo!!

    YES Luvvie…I am also here for Cyrus bustin’ in on them two jackrabbits next week!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!!

    • CeeFu
      May 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm — Reply

      YAASSSSSSS!!! I know folk are here for Olitz, but DAT AIN’T GONNA LAST because Olivia is gonna find out that Fitz killed Verna, and (I’m hoping) she won’t be down for that. Olivia isn’t down for murder. And given how cray Fitz gets about Jake WATCHING Olivia, think what his reaction will be when he finds out,..er, what else he’s been doing. It always bothers me that Fitz uses his office and position of power in the post-election side of their relationship: summoning her to the White House, rolling up on her crib, calling her out the blue. I would bust up in the White House too and snatch my gloves off and be all, WATCHU WANT?!!! As sexy as the relationship is, there is something not right (beyond the extramarital affair) about it. It’s fine Fitz has no more F^%^& to give, but what about Oliva: black woman political operative. He gonna cover her from the fallout when Mellie names her as the National Ho? IONO!

      • Kali
        May 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm — Reply

        Fitz is a control freak. I think especially now that he knows Liv fixed the election he has been yelling at her too damb much. Throwing out all kinds of demands like he is trying to prove she really has no control over him. Whatever. For a minute after they waited out the 21 minutes and he said “unless you don’t want me” I thought Liv was gonna be like “Nawl, I don’t want you.” But if that happened I would still be re-hinging my jaw after picking it up on the floor. I guess Liv really does like that devastating love that she was talking about. Fitz is up at the podium next week so I wanna see how he’s gonna spin this thing!

    • Ntsiki
      May 4, 2013 at 3:03 am — Reply

      Wow, I was just thinking that Harrison might be the mole! There’s something I haven’t been feeling about him lately. It’s been said that the mole is someone close to Olivia. That leaves the gladiators, David, James and the long gone Edison. Now it’s definitely not Huck nor Quinn who is still wet behind the ears, so to speak. Abby is too upfront for that. Now Harrison is loyal without question, and that makes me wonder about him. Even Huck who is loyal will have disagreements with Olivia. But not Harrison, unless I’ve missed one. So this blind loyalty makes me wonder if it’s not covering up something. I would be pleased if it wasn’t him because I really like him, he’s very suave. In fact if it’s not Fitz for Olivia I would have preferred it to be Harrison, not this creepy Jake! Well back to the mole, I don’t think it’s David. Unless he orchestrated the whole mess he is on to gain entry into the gladiator world. So now that he’s infiltrated their world he can orchestrate from inside where the information comes from and leads to. But he was the one wearing the white hat, so because of that I doubt it. Now James as already mentioned is a possible suspect. Does he even know that his husband authorised a hit on him, before he changed his mind? We if he does he may think of all he’s sacrificed, and feel his integrity was compromised, leaving a bad taste in his mouth. So he wants his life back by exposing Defiance in a very clever way that doesn’t implicate him. Oh someone mentioned Tom who is also loyal to Fitz. I would be surprised by that because he seems to really like Olivia, in fact I would say he in team Olitz.

      Fitz finding out about Olivia and Jake would really upset him to no end, and jealous Fitz would rear his head. BUT Olivia will remind him that they were broke when it happened, the same way that it happened for him and Amanda. She would remind him of the way he treated her, and that made her appreciate a good looking guy who seemed friendly and interested in her. She however thought he was a random stranger, and didn’t know that he had been monitoring her on his orders. Also, that the things he said to her making him attractive to her were a result of this surveillance. They were based on what he learned about her from this surveillance and that means it’s on him, Fitz that they even crossed paths and he knew so much about her, which she thought was meeting of the minds, only to find it was all scripted from the footage. That is why Jake is a creeper as far as I’m concerned, whether it’s for good or bad! He played Olivia, and I hope she remembers that. I am not sure why she was kissing him after calling him a ‘puppy’, and slamming doors in his face! That did not make sense to me, even if she wanted to prove she’s not Fitz’s ‘girl’. One thing that puzzles me is why Fitz wasn’t curious about the absence of clothing for Olivia at the hospital. She was wearing Jake’s shirt when she had the accident, so where was ‘said shirt’ then? That would have given Fitz a clue.

      The last point I wanted to make was about Fitz telling Olivia about killing Verna. I suspect that would not create conflict between them. She would probably feel guilty for putting him in that position with her role in Defiance. Without Defiance Fitz wouldn’t have had to take such extreme action. Remember that Verna tried to get Fitz killed, he was shot three time in the head. He almost died and she almost lost him. Also Verna got Britta killed in the process who had little children. She did all this framing Huck, her dear friend. Fitz and Olivia are two iortant people and Verna knew all this. And doing so after everything she did for Verna. She used Olivia” s name to book her chemotherapy sessions to protect her privacy, and Olivia was happy to do all that for her ‘so called friend’. And Verna repays Olivia by trying to get rid of the two most important people in her life! And not only that, but continues to expose them all. So I don’t think Olivia would be upset about Verna dying, but what will upset her is that Fitz had to go to such lengths to protect everyone involved.

      So during that 22 minutes, they both could have aired everything. Fitz could have told her how he found out about Defiance and what he had to do. Olivia could have told him of Jake. Both would have felt guilty for their role in making their actions possible. I do hope these points are raised when all is revealed.

  51. JozieGyrl
    May 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, paying #amish for the gifs. Hilarious! Everyone has pretty much said it all. I’ll add two things…

    I was really proud of Liv last night in the Oval. For once, she stood her ground and threw it right back. I loved it!

    When the clock ran out, I did feel sorry for Mellie. Regardless of how this plays out, she now knows the lengths Fitz will go for Liv. Once you know something, you cant un-know it. Iyanla…Mellie need you, girl.

  52. Carriecnh12
    May 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Dizzy & CeeFu I am GLAD someone else agrees with me about OLITZ, their relationship is a joke, and completely one sided. He calls and Liv jumps, siting and staring at someone for 21 mins, is not enough to earn someone back. To me the writers do not give Liv’s character enough of a back bone, she always tells him off in one line while he gets a monologue describing how she done him wrong and basically tells her how she should be there only for him.

    It occured to me that Cy may have been going to Liv to tell her, he knows about Jake and was going to blackmail her with the info or he would reveal the truth to Fitz, whom he knows would throw a royal fit and to stay away from him.

    • Ntsiki
      May 4, 2013 at 3:51 am — Reply

      I do not think their relationship is a joke and one sided. The attraction was instant, at least from Fitz’s end because he is the more expressive of the two. Olivia is in love with Fitz, you may have forgotten the Rose garden scene, Olivia is the one who started telling Fitz she is all consumed by him, can’t sleep, think and her actions are governed by the look from Fitz. She seemed to not understand what that meant, but was surprised that Fitz felt the same. They were both telling each other how deeply and intense they felt for each other. Oh by the way Fitz didn’t force himself on Olivia, she is the one who went to his hotel room where it all began. She did so because she was at that point in love with him. She had to weigh the pros and cons.of starting a relationship with her married client, who happened to be running for presidency. Right there she could see the futility of it all down the line, but because she fell in love, feelings trumped logic. Now that long before Amanda, and how that played in that Fitz lied to het. She could not trust Fitz after that and became more guarded. Also by then Defiance had happened and she probably was always weary of getting too deep because of it. There was always reticence from the time Fitz won the election, you can see how free she was in their interactions during the campaign, and how she seemed to be inhibited when he got to the White House. On top of that we saw how damaged and alone she felt at the time she met Huck. It seems that by the time she met Fitz she was isolated, having broken his engagement to Edison, and she met Huck with whom she connected. So Defiance, and Fitz lying about Amanda combined to make her guarded. The thing is she is not as demonstrative as Fitz. I get a sense that although Fitz’s dad was horrible, his mother might have been a loving and demonstrative woman, at least towards Fitz. So Fitz has the liberty to express himself the way his mother did towards him. Importantly for Fitz that is liberating as he never thought he could feel this emotion. His relationship with Mellie was never based on love as he explained, it was private prostitution with stakes raised high by their fathers. The goal being the WH. Perhaps we all see what we want to see. I am speculating about his mother but everything else is factual. Oh Olivia’s internal struggle is also speculation, but reading between the lines and connecting the dots, I do not see any other conclusion about Olivia’s difficulty to emote freely. Fotz was right that Olivia didn’t believe him, she mistrusted him after Amanda. But the clincher is that Fitz is still choosing him despite knowing about Defiance. That is what’s the game changer for her. She wouldn’t have accepted Fitz back if he did all that with the Defiance cloud still hanging. Fitz has been willing to leave it all behind for her but Olivia wouldn’t allow it. I think the reason was that she felt that she couldn’t put him in that position without him knowing the whole truth about Defiance. Now it’s all out and Fitz still wants her. See in the promos for next episode, her expression while Harrison is trying to get her focused. She looks dazed with this smile on her face as if she knows something no one else knows. She looks serene in that shot. It may all change but at that point she is actually looking happy. I have never seen her look like that at work. So no it’s not a joke, or one sided, it’s intense and deep on both sides. It’s actually beautiful and rare because not that many people have experienced that deep a love. Some people know what Mellie was talking about,

  53. May 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm — Reply

    I loved this epi. Fabulous stuff and Tony really has the ‘know’ factor is directing. Olitz is boss!

  54. May 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    I’m thinking the mole could be Senator Pudding Pop. Isn’t he like the head dude for National Security or something like that? I like him for it or the VP. And i hollered when David said i wonder who he’s banging and all the Gladiators just excused themselves from the room!! Hilarious

    • Kali
      May 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm — Reply

      RIGHT!!!???? This is the episode when we found out that ER’BODY knows they are banging. I thought only a few were in the loop but it looks like that’s the worst kept secret in Washington!

      • Ntsiki
        May 4, 2013 at 4:08 am — Reply

        Yes, how did that happen. We knew Stephen knew in the first season but the he left. Huck also knew mainly because he knows a lot things. I think when he told Olivia he doesn’t tell her who to love when talking about the assassin girlfriend, he was referring to her and Fitz. Harrison found out the previous episode or he got confirmation of something he suspected. Quinn suspected during the Amanda case but she was a newby. All because when she mentioned sweet baby that seemed to resonate with Olivia. She’s a newby but not stupid. Well Abby has always been nosy about the WH jaunts that Olivia was making regularly. As soo as WH called Olivia would disappear. She’s also smart, so read between the lines. Or perhaps Quinn told her of how the Amanda case went and how Olivia went from not believing Amanda to believing her on the back of those two words ‘sweet baby’. Has Fitz called her that recently? Anyway, that Harrison couldn’t see Olivia while in hospital, and maybe Quinn and Abby also tried to see her but couldn’t get in. That would have been confirmation of their suspicions, and would have probably talked about it among themselves. Now Mellie airing their dirty laundry is further proof. This show is just doing my head in. There are so many layers.

  55. Texas Lady
    May 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    Wow. Mellie is cray cray. Mellie is full of shiggety. Mellie is a woman scorned. That fool overplayed her hand. The mole could be red hair, with her luv/hate gurl crush on Liv. The mole could be Jake with his luv/hate man crush on Ghost. The mole could be Harrison with his luv thang for Liv.

  56. nichole
    May 3, 2013 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    We will see just how much Fitz wants and loves Liv when he finds out she slept with Jake. And he will find out.

    Fitz: always butthurt about something.

  57. Nikki Bee (@nikkib1920)
    May 4, 2013 at 12:15 am — Reply

    Ok, is Lemony part of OPA now or what?

    Liv taking off her gloves after she walked into the Oval Office, shutting the door in Jake’s face and saying, “WHAT?!” GAVE. ME. LIFE!!

    What if the mole is Hal? Or Tom? Have we seen Tom since The Trail?

    And Huck is back. Awww, SugarHoneyIcedTea.

    Mellie tried it. TRUST, she has several plans up her sleeve. Remember when she faked the miscarriage?

    Cyrus has had it up to here, he’s gonna blow.

    James. . poor James is being used as a pawn by Mellie, I bet.

    Fitz. LAWD, Fitz. SMH. I dont even know what he just did, but DAMB those sex scenes he directed himself in were HAWT. WHHEW, CHILE.

    Jake: I think he’s being used by Fitz and Senator Byron Pudding Pop. But why??

    Charlie: I TOLD YA’LL IN THE FIRST SEASON THAT CHARLIE HAD TO GO!! But can I tell ya’ll that I died laughing when they were reading Fifty Shades of Grey?! LOLLL

    Next Week: How Cyrus just gonna barge in on Olitz, mid coitus? I cant wait.

  58. May 4, 2013 at 12:17 am — Reply

    Just watched the episode, then came over to read your recap.

    DYING over here! I had a coughing spell laughing out loud at this (and I don’t even have a cold)!

    You are hilarious and AWESOME at this, and you add to my entire Scandal experience.

    Be back next week! :)

  59. May 4, 2013 at 12:35 am — Reply

    If someone can put together a little video of all the times Olivia says What and Fitz says Hi, I won’t be mad. :)

    • TiaMaria
      May 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm — Reply

      You tube… search for Sabia Coruja…and Sabia cuts Melli out, its perfect!

  60. curlyki
    May 4, 2013 at 4:59 am — Reply

    hey luvvie-
    double-check this line from the “security!” section: “She’s not sold but she goes in and right after, Jake gets an email from a Fitz’s secretary.” might be a typo or two- i think it was a phone call.

    another great installment. gifs for the gods, hunty!

  61. Ntsiki
    May 4, 2013 at 5:21 am — Reply

    At last, I’m here! Your review was hilarious! I am so with you, who cares about the mole? I am all here for Fitz and Olivia. Well I found Mellie to be insincere even in her hurt. The whole presentation didn’t come across as heart felt. She didn’t seem to be really hurt and sad internally but felt that’s how she should come across. I think she is not sure how to feel about the turn of events. She had backed herself to a corner, and hadn’t expected Fitz to choose Olivia. I think she was sure that the presidency and his children trump his feelings for Olivia. So she had to go through with her threat. Now she didn’t have Olivia to coach her how to emote. Also, she hopes they can still work things out and come out stronger. Who does that publicly? If you still want to work things out you do so in private. That she went on air indicates irreversible damage. Unless she thinks the public will get the job done for her. Now enquiring minds would be asking why did she go on air? She will get sympathy alright but I do not think that is will be enough to change Fitz’s mind. From the interview TG gave it sounds like Fitz is resolute in his decision.

    The issue is whether the writers will change their minds about things. You see they changed their minds about how Mellie felt about Fitz, and that was confusing. In season 1 they sold the story that Mellie was just a power hungry individual. It was all about getting to and remaining at the WH by any means necessary. Sometime in season 2 they seemed to respond to pressure to make Mellie more than what they portrayed. So BY in interviews started talking about how much Mellie was in love with her husband, and I was side eying this, wondering where it cam from. TG was initially not on the ball about this. He was clear that it was all about Fitz and Olivia. It’s in recent interviews starting that he started talking about how much Mellie loves Fitz. So they are selling this story but it wasn’t tying with what was happening on the show. To me it seemed that Mellie was belittling Fitz every opportunity she had, thought she was brighter than Fitz or just tolerated Fitz. So I have never seen them share an intimate look in private. They would do so in public because Olivia taught them how to. I hate it when writers forget what they were initially selling and then start selling something else that contradicts the earlier presentation. The gladiators were called in to sort out the mess of Mellie having an affair. Now it seems that never happened, and Mellie has become holier than though, what the he’ll! There so many transgressions by Mellie that are not being raised. The most revealing was her forging Fitz’s signature, and not for the first time. I thought that was serious but no, Mellie is allowed to get away with a lot. I hope these will come back to haunt her. It’s possible that this mole is Mellie using Fitz’s signature. So she might be gaining access to information she shouldn’t be privy to because she can be Fitz in signature. She is not as bright as she thinks she is. I am looking forward to a showdown between Mellie and Olivia one day. I know that Olivia would come out the winner because SHE is extremely bright and strong. She does not hide behind her husband to get what she wants. She can call or delegate to many people to get what she wants. Remember how she met Russian mafia £3,000,000.00 short and bluffed her way through. Stephen was there and didn’t even know what was going on. That is a woman who is strong. If Mellie wanted this presidency so badly why didn’t she run herself? It annoys me that so many people see her as strong when all she’s doing is hide behind Fitz. I’m glad she did what she did because we can now see what shes capable of in her own right, when really fighting against Fitz. , and importantly without his protection. There is a reason that Olivia told Cyrus to let Mellie be Mellie because sooner or later she will crash and burn, digging her own grave in the process. Olivia is that much smarter. I wonder if it will come out that she enabled this relationship, which has been going on for 3+ years on and off.

    Now what I’m not understanding is who is Cyrus friends with , Mellie or Olivia or both at different time points when it suits him? He is always ready to throw Olivia under the bus for Mellie or should I say for Fitz’s position that keeps Mellie as first lady. I do not see him doing anything for Olivia except use her. But at the same time she made her his daughter’s godmother, which is an important role to give to someone you don’t care for. Unless it’s calculated because she knows Olivia protects people she cares for, and makes things happen. He’s making me dizzy. I wonder who he will side with in this case. In the next episode he seems to be warning Olivia that Mellie will reveal her name, but that’s not news. Mellie is sitting on that info to still control the narrative, hoping that she can bargain with Olivia. So if Olivia doesn’t want her name revealed she needs to send Fiyz back to her. Oh I can see her doing this. Now it has worked in the past but I suspect or is that hope? That Olivia won’t pay this time. She was a bit ready before Defiance was revealed but I think othout that cloud hanging over her head, she’s all in. Oh I’m loving this show, it’s taken over my life! I want my life back Shonda, Kerry, Tony, please!

    Oh I’ll miss them over the summer. 2 more episodes to go!

  62. Serenity
    May 4, 2013 at 5:55 am — Reply

    Luvvie, those gloves are impossible to find. I bought a pattern. I’ll just make some….

    • tiamaria
      May 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm — Reply

      I made mine and werked it on Easter Sunday with a matching skirt and wrap! Talk about side eyes!!! I was getting it FM both men and women. Loved it!!!!

  63. Sanjanette
    May 4, 2013 at 7:44 am — Reply

    Fitz is the Manchurian Candidate.

  64. May 4, 2013 at 8:27 am — Reply

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  65. May 4, 2013 at 8:31 am — Reply

    Luvvie – you need to be the official Scandal recap blog. Can you make it happen during the show break? Kthnxbi.

  66. Lisalis
    May 4, 2013 at 10:17 am — Reply

    My name is Lisa and I am an Awesomely Luvvie Scandal Recap addict. I first knew I had a problem when I saw that I had read all of the comments. ALL.THE.COMMENTS. *steps away from the mic and sits back down.*

    • Londa
      May 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm — Reply

      Welcome, Lisa. You’re among fellow addicts. There is no recovery. There is no 12-step guideline beyond admitting you have a problem. Enjoy your high.

      However, please note that occassionaly you will get the shakes and start scratching uncontrollably if you don’t see a recap as soon as Scandal goes off (or when Stupid ABC decides to put the show on a dumb-as-all-get-out midseason hiatus). Don’t fret, our pusher (a.k.a Luvvie) will give you the “stuff” (an on point recap that might get you fired for laughing really loudly at work) as soon as she can.

      Hope to see you next week. Signed…

      another addict

    • May 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm — Reply

      Hi My name is Marie and I too, am an Awesomely Luvvie Scandal Recap addict.

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  67. nichole
    May 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    I have too much time on my hands and I’ve been using it to try to decipher who the mole is.

    I could be wrong but I believe it’s David. Too many “unfortunate events” have affected him. He’s very capable of setting up the last situation to get OPA to back him up.

    Why would he want this? To get back at OPA, Fitz and all the folks involved with Defiance. They made him look like a fool on one too many occasions. And the information he can gather can bring all of them down. What better way to get this info than be IN the offices of OPA.

    • Maverick
      May 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm — Reply

      So are you saying that you believe that David killed the girl in his bed?

      Since Charlie works for the mole—Charlie killed the girl in David’s bed.

      I think the mole is maybe Edison.

      • nichole
        May 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm — Reply

        Anything is possible. I think we have all looked at this from every angle. You have the obvious choices: VP Sally, Gov. Reston, and Edison. You have the ones that seem like a stretch but is it: David, James, Mellie.

        I’m guessing David because he has lost so much including his status in the community. Revenge is a powerful motivator.

  68. Yvette
    May 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    Oooohhh Luvvie I always read in Jake-stalkeresk fashion, but I just saw this youtube vid and thought you had a hand in it!! I am DYING!! If this isn’t your doing please enjoy it as I know you will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ1Fv2unEho

    • TiaMaria
      May 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm — Reply

      OMG Ivy! I saw that video a while back and tonight as I was reading everyone’s comments I thought, hmmmm, I bet this ‘support group’ could put together a boss a$$ commentary or voice-over to ANY Scandal scene that would have the world dying, wall sliding, fainting, laid out, dead..whateva!!! The talent ( and sickness) is all right here!!

  69. The Other Valerie
    May 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    So the Mellie thing…am I the only one who heard Cy’s comment that he would diss on her about being a lesbian and that if she agreed to HIS plan then she could have any platform/program she wanted with full support of the WH? True or not, GhostMel has been ice, not like vanillah — for a long time. So I might feel bad for her but she wants to party like it’s Stonewall. Remember the comments about marriage and slavery and how it’s all fake and everyone knows that?

    I think Jake is here to stay. I think the surveillance was HIS idea not Ghost. He knows O is OMGing with Caspar because she seems to prefer her men the colluh of whipped cream. Uh huh……

    I think Charlie ODs on sugar so he doesn’t have to taste blood. It’s also very sexual the shape of his cravings. He’s got a thing for his own kind — witchis why you can’t marry. Look back over those scenes with Huck. Hmmmmm….. I think Hal’s involved somehow but more like unrequited. Mellancamp probably and she’s got the tease on. But baby not HAL as in 2001, although they would fit robotically speaking.

    But Whitley’s not above the law neither — and he is a Senator Scorned. Hmmm….Next week is only 5 days away.

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  71. jillian
    May 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, I already told you on Twitter, if someone says, “you gotta earn me” and the other person replies, “You take EBT?” I’m too through!

  72. ASNYC
    May 5, 2013 at 9:00 am — Reply

    I can’t be here for Olitz for a few reasons.

    1. This relationship is another example of Shonda Rhimes warped and twisted notion of what constitutes “romance.” It usually is a professional, intelligent, and successful woman who turns into a moping mess over some caveman. The relationships often involve sexual interactions that veer very close to non-consensual but are often tinged by violence. There’s also a total disrespect for the boundaries the woman has set. Then Rhimes makes it so her male character can slut shame or sexually degrade this woman he claims to love. Her notions of love are self-destruction, humiliation of the woman, positioning the viewer to view this toxic relationship as “epic,” making the woman the bad guy if she doesn’t give into ManPain, and having the woman compromise herself and her values for the guy. Almost all of Rhimes’ relationships have emotional abuse in them. I can’t be here for that.

    2. It is quite crafty that they keep the Grant children offscreen. We don’t have the faces or the names to associate with a very public destruction of a marriage. Fitz doesn’t give a rat’s ass that his children will be humiliated, hurt, and confused. Mellie made the same awful choice, but Fitz mistreats the mother of his children. How does he gleefully say, “We’re gonna sit here and watch my marriage implode?” How about calling the kids in advance or even mentioning them? Instead of thinking about his kids who are away at school being humiliated, he jumps in the sack with Olivia. People stan for this sordid relationship because the kids are kept offscreen. It is easy to ignore how filthy and grotesque this relationship is when you can erase the kids. Olivia is almost sociopathic in not caring about the consequences for the country, the world, and the three minor children involved in this. She doesn’t wear the white hat or the grey hat, she wears a ratty, matted, black one.

    3. I guess Olivia forgot the advice she gave Amanda Tanner in Episode 1: she’ll be the one left with nothing.

    4. Fitz is an abusive, petulant, controlling, drunk. When he doesn’t get what he wants, he acts out, is verbally abusive, and delights in humiliating the women in his life whenever they fall short of his lofty expectations (I’ve yet to see a reason why gets to ride a high horse). He’s awful. Spying on Olivia, having people running up in her house, having someone set up cameras in her house (how creepy), grabbing on her, using his SS detail to pull her from her home. What’s next? Huck is right about her becoming a floater.

    Despite her going nuclear and also not thinking of her kids, I like Mellie. She let this shit go on too long, but she proved that she’s the right type of bitch. I hope Fitz and Olivia go down in flames. Olivia’s reputation rests on her being able to fix messes, but here she is in what will turn out to be an international incident and humiliation. She better hope Fitz marries her because she won’t be able to get a job anywhere. A pox on both their houses.

    • QuitaP
      May 6, 2013 at 7:14 am — Reply

      Uhmmmm…why do you watch this show?

      Mellie is NOT just a scorned wife. She didn’t just let it go on too long, she condoned it as long as it was good for the campaign and presidency. She was royally upset when Liv left the WH b/c Fitz changed. So, she also didn’t care about her kids too much.

      Fitz has many issues but he can’t be that controlling. Everyone controls Fitz. They rigged the election. They kept secrets from him. There is SO much that he doesn’t know. IMO, Fitz is always playing catch-up to the rest of the Legion of Goons. The only power he really has IS being the President, so he does keep tabs on Liv but she also keeps tabs on him via Cyrus.

      The kids aren’t in the show because this isn’t a family show. It’s about DC power players, so in a sense, the kids are irrelevant to the storyline.

      I think the point of Shonda Rhimes shows is that no one is ALL perfect or ALL evil. It’s all shades of gray.

      Just because you are intelligent and successful in your personal life doesn’t mean you’ll be either of those things in love. There have been plenty of books and talk show segments on that subject.

      At the end of the day, it is a tv show.

    • Football mom
      May 8, 2013 at 8:24 am — Reply

      I definitely agree with your points 1-4. However, there is something very compelling about looking into the lives of those who live for themselves bc it is directly opposed to how most of us conduct ourselves. I do not wish a pox on their houses. I think we will see consequences to their decisions…both in their personal and professional lives.

      My wish, if I had say, is that Liv will learn that she is worthy of someone who loves AND respects her. That Fitz will learn that a bird in the hand – Mellie… In the end, I dont expect that they will be together.

      Yet…as I said earlier…when he said sit with me while I earn you, I was voting for the panties to drop. What does that say about me…condoning an adulterous and manipulative relationship… choose to believe it says I like fictional TV!

  73. May 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm — Reply

    I am here for Mellie. She basically told everyone, “You gonna learn TODAY!” Fitz’s treatment of Olivia makes me want to know her origin story that much more. Just like the 752 episode was all about what turned Huck into Huck, I want to know why Olivia is so great in her professional life, but such a mess when it comes to relationships. Mommy issues? Daddy issues? Chile it’s got to be something.

  74. Sara
    May 6, 2013 at 8:48 am — Reply

    Wow! Wow! I watched this episode several times and have a couple of comments:
    In my opinion, Cyrus husband is the mole because he is close enough to him to have access to his documents. There is no guarantee that Charlie would have actually killed him ways back even if he did not call off the hit.
    - Yes Millie condoned (for lack of a better term) Olitz, but I truly felt that her ‘political animal’ self took a temporary back seat to actually feel the emotions of a woman hurt by the infidelity of her husband regardless of who, why and how it happened. Kudos to the actress playing Mellie for allowing us one minute to hate her and the other to feel sorry for her.
    -I think Olivia kissed Jake cuz she wanted to distract him from his question about her relationship with Fitz. Remember when Puddin Pop asked her the same question and she went off on him? He mentioned that he knows her well enough to know the 3 ways she reacts to questions she does not want to answer.
    - Does anyone else think that Lemony figured out who Fitz ‘banged’ based on the surprised look on his face when all the gladiators abruptly walked out?
    - One final thing. Scandal is all about, well, scandal. Does anyone else think that the ultimate scandal will be for Olivia to find out that she is pregnant in the season finale? Who’s baby is it? Jake or Fitz? Chew on that possibility ladies!

  75. tiffwalk
    May 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    Can someone explain why Charlie trying to get to Tammy to get to her laptop which had notes on that case means that Cyrus is not Albatross?

  76. May 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    I just want to point out the pissface Fitz made when Olivia’s phone rang. Cracks me up every time!

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