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Olivia, You in Danger, Girl! Scandal Episode 218 Recap

Yo. YOOOOOOOO! This episode of Scandal slayed me in a way that nothing of fiction has ever slayed me before. Not even when Mufasa died on Lion King was I this unable to deal. It rendered me so helpless that I couldn’t e’em write this recap last night.

No one show should have ALL this power! Shonda and her team jabbed us and then punched us in the gut and then ended it with an uppercut to the chin. ALL in the last 10 minutes. They threw in so much drama at the end of the show that my last 10 tweets were nothing but WHATTTTTTT?? And OHMYGOODNESS and I CANNNOOOOTTT! Anyway, let’s just get into it.

Jake Scandal Who is the Mole

President’s Public Snitching – President Ghost holds a conference telling Americans that CIA Director Osborne was guilty of leaking intelligence information, but that has been dealt with and their intelligence is stronger than ever. Mmhmmm that’s what HE thinks.

All Clear – Huck takes Quinn on his monthly sweep of Olivia’s apartment for bugs and whatnots. He tells her he goes every 3rd Wednesday of the month. When they figure out the place is clean and leave, Jake comes out from hiding and replaces all the camera equipment. He’s clearly figured out the routine so he pulls out his spy tools until they finish. Huck gets to the Gladiator office and tells Liv “All clear.” NO ALL AIN’T CLEAR! ALL IS MURKY! And WHY in the heck does he have a ROUTINE to search Liv’s crib??? He should know that he shouldn’t go on the same day at the same time. He #minuswell be on Foursquare every 3rd Thursday with a checkin that says “Liv’s Apartment.” Come on, dude.

Be Nice – Cyrus has Mellie and President Ghost together in the Oval Office and he’s asking them if they can agree to play nice during an interview he’s set up with the press. Fitz is six weeks away from announcing his re-election bid and he wants America to see the First Couple being sweet. The shady fools in front of him finally agree. Fitz gets up saying “We’ll be fine. We’ve been putting up this circus act for 20 years.” OUCH!

Not Susan – Olivia and team tell David and Molly that they are free to leave the Gladiator office because they’re now safe since Albatross is dead. The next day, Susan Osborne comes in saying her husband did not kill himself and he was setup. The suicide note he wrote was forced, because he called her “Susan” and in their 30 years of marriage, he has never called her that. AW SNAP!

Patriot or Traitor? – Liv takes Susan Osborne’s suspicion that her husband was killed seriously and gets the Gladiators on the move to get more info on his death. But no one was giving up the 411. She brings in Osborne’s main security guard, who knew his steps more than anyone. While sitting there with Susan, she asks him if the Director leaked info and he wasn’t tryna talk either! Clearly, he’s a firm member of the “No Snitching” movement. Olivia appeals to his sense of family, telling him to just tell them whether Osborne was a Patriot or not, so his family and his kids can still be proud of the man he was. Security dude finally says “He was a patriot, ma’am. Through and through. But he had a gambling problem.” WEEEELLLPPPPPP!!! THERE YOU HAVE IT. They had the wrong man.

Bromance Re-activated – Fitz asks Cyrus whether him and James have fixed things between them and Cy tells him that he’s been kicked out the house. President Ghost, in a rare show of heart, tells him “Don’t give up on him if you love him. Just… don’t give up.”

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AAWWW! THE BROMANCE LIVES!

You in Danger, David! – Once Abby finds out that Osborne wasn’t the mole, she rushes to David’s house to make sure he’s ok. And tells him he has to come back to the Gladiator office immediately to stay safe. Pack your stuff, David! PACK YOUR DEREON DUFFLE!

Optics are Everything – Liv is at home when she calls Cyrus to tell him that Osborne is NOT Albatross, and they had the wrong person. Like Shaggy, it wasn’t him! Cy is at his hotel sipping on that good minibar red and he is NOT open to the fact that the real Albatross is still loose. He tells Liv he cannot even entertain the thought because Prez Ghost already told the public that they got the mole. She says that’s just optics and he tells her “you as much as anyone knows that optics are everything.” He hangs up. And Officer Truman Show is at his house watching and listening to the entire convo. DAMBIT!

Take Care of It – Jake meets up with Senator Whitley’s Byron and says Olivia knows Osborne wasn’t the mole. Dude tells him “I trust you’ll take care of this.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??? That was when my blood pressha started going up!

David in the Mix – Olivia wants them to figure out more information on Albatross and find Molly, who might know the identity of who they need. David (who has become a permanent squatter on their couch) says he can use his airport connection in case she’s flying. Lemony Snicket is gon end up a gladiator. I CAN FEEL IT IN MY SHONDO, SHONDA! AND if you peep it, he had on a gingham shirt. I said, LOOK AT THIS.

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Cooking for Punishment – Jake calls Liv and offers to come over to cook for her, so he can use the kitchen she never uses. When she asks him how she knows, he says it’s just a guess. SLIP OF THE TONGUE, OFFICER TRUMAN SHOW! And then she sits down to work with the TV on the President and First Lady’s interview. The two of them are talking about how they met, putting on a show for everyone to drink in. And bof’um were lying like rugs! Liv watches, looking all pained, because she’s clearly a glutton for punishment.

Storage Reconnaissance – Huckleberry Quinn goes to a storage facility, where they’ve figured out that Albatross rents a unit. When they get there, Huck says he’s going in and Quinn assumes she’s going too. He tells her to stay in the car and be on lookout. He finds the locker he’s looking for and opens it to see a lonely crate in it. He goes to open it when he gets clubbed from behind. NOOOOO HUCCCCKKKK!!!! Not my main man!

Night at Jake’s – Officer Truman Show is at home doing his watching of Liv’s place when his doorbell rings. He turns off the TV and opens the door to a surprise in the form of Olivia! She puts her bag down and while distracted, Jake goes in her purse and turns off her phone. Did he just go into a woman’s purse???

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Where’s Huck At? – Quinn enters the storage place and asks the dude managing it (Zeke), if he’s seen Huck since he’s been gone for an hour. Dude is all nonplussed and shrugs. She doesn’t e’em know what floor in that huge place he’s in. She better use her Huck training to figure out some stuff.

Liv Lets Jake – Jake is being all cutesy with Liv, and even the toughest goon can only take them baby blues flirting with her for so long. She lets him kiss her all passionately and she stops fending him off. And when they started playing BOOM CHICKA WAH WAH music, I knew it was ON! But I’m not here for PAKE (Pope and Jake).

Gladiators Gladiating – All the Gladiators are on missions that night. Harrison an’ em’s search for Molly comes through because of Lemony’s connection at the airport, who holds her down at security. They have to get over there quick when Quinn calls them. She’s looking for Huck and Harrison tells her she is on her own! OOP.

Gooning Quinn – Quinn asks Zeke to see his security camera footage to find Huck and he tells her no. She shuts off his computer and tells him she got friends in high places who are one call away and he better show her. YESSS QUINN!! Thug out!

Lies and Love – Cyrus finally gets the chance to see the baby and he sits on the bed after putting her to sleep. James asks him to leave and he says “no” because he’s sick of hotels and he wants to be back home. Doing like Effie White, talmbout “I’m STAYING!” Welp. He says he can’t trust him anymore because he lied to him about Defiance, and tried to buy his loyalty with the baby. They have one of their painfully awesome discussions, and Beene basically tells him that he’s just mad because he’s a goon too and that’s why Cy loves him. For his thugliness. James is having a hard time reconciling the person he’s become with the person he wants to me.

Molly Slipping Away – Lemony and Harrison enter the room where Molly is being held at the airport and they ask her how much she was paid to give them the wrong info on Albatross. She says it wasn’t about the money, and more about what they’d do to her if she DIDN’T. Molly was in danger, girl (thanks to Shonda for naming this episode that. HA!)! She was leaving to protect herself.

Mellie’s Slave Connection – Mellie is on cloud 9 after the great interview her and President Ghost had, and she walks in as he’s sitting there looking perturbed. And you know he won’t let sweet feelings that she has lasts long. He pisses on her feelings for sport.

He starts talking about the real story of how they met, and how is dad Big Jerry was so insecure about their new money that he wanted to get her a blue-blood, old money chick. She was so old money that he was “sure there was some slave-trading in your background.” And just like that, they basically sold her to him like a slave. GAHTDAMB DAWG! UBER OUCH!

When Mellie sits next to him and says that all marriage is pretending, Fitz looks legit concerned and asks her if she turned her into what she is. “Did I do this to you?” When Mellie asks if he’s ok, he basically shuts off and says nevermind.

Sleeping with the Devil – Liv wakes up in Jake’s bed and she wants some water but he makes them go another round of southside slippery sliding. Olivia, you are SLEEPING WITH SATAN!!! NO!!! But was it good? I’m asking. For a friend.

Love with Lies – Lemony tells Abby that he knows she still cares for him. And he does care for her too but she still won’t own up to stealing the citron card from him. He can’t be with someone he cannot trust. Aawww, David.

Missing Piece Found – Quinn is on her 007 steeze, and she looks at the security footage and notices that at one point, Huck disappears from it. She retraces those footsteps and finds that the camera angle has been tampered with but at least she knows the floor he was on. Zeke gives her the master key to the storage units and she starts to open every unit. She gets to one that is mostly empty, but has a crate and she forces it open to find Huck inside, beatup, tied up and mouth duct-taped!

Truman Show Secret – While all this chaos is happening, Olivia’s under Officer Truman Show, getting her Love Pocket loved on. Finally, she wakes up, crawls out from under him and goes to the kitchen for some water. She walks over to the TV, picks up the remote and turns it on. AND SEES HER HOUSE!!! She drops her glass as Jake says “It’s not how it looks.” THE HELL IT AIN’T!

Liv runs away from him, screaming and he grabs her. She falls on the ground and says he was trying to protect her. She says “from who?” and he points her face towards the TV. She sees some dude in a ski mask and khakis in her house. And at that moment, with her face bleeding, she blacks out. And I ALMOST DID MYSELF! WHATTTTTTTT??!?!?!

These are His Confessions – It’s the middle of the night and President Ghost calls Cyrus and admits to killing Justice Verna. And he asks Cyrus “Would she forgive me if she knew?” She, I assume, is Liv.

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Listen. WHAT IS LIFE?!?! I was shaken up and at that moment, *I* needed Justice Verna’s oxygen tank! And as they were chatting, someone comes in and tells Fitz “We have a situation.” UH OH.

Poor Huck and Molly – The Gladiators are watching Huck rock BAGGINFOAF in the corner. Lemony says being in that crate was probably worse than being waterboarded. Quinn looks especially worried about him. Poor dude CANNOT catch a break this season. Then they get a call telling them to report to the morgue. The evil goons got Molly, girl! Shit is real outchea.

The Baseball Cap – They look at footage of the storage place some more and notice that some dude in all black and a baseball cap entered 20 minutes before Huck got there and left like an hour after. He musta been the one that clubbed our man. Wells, soon after Molly’s death is found out, we see Charlie removing a baseball cap as he places a call to Cyrus to say something went wrong. WITH WHAT?!? SO HE ATTACKED HUCK! OHMYGAH!

Hospital Bed Hi. – Olivia wakes up to see Jake standing over her. He tells he she got a nasty concussion. And that if anyone asks, she was in her apartment when someone tried to rob her. She’s looking confuses as he says “Understand?” when two official men come in her room. President Ghost walks in behind them, shakes Jakes’ hands and thanks him for the call.

Fitz looks at his wounded love with pained eyes and says the “Hi.” that makes me melt EVERY TIME! That “Hi” that is reserved for hospital beds, like he said when he first saw Liv after he came out his coma.

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And then he buries his head in her shoulders as she looks confused, dazed and scared. As Officer Truman Show looks on with new realization.

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The episode ends. And we find out the next one isn’t until April 25. In 3 weeks.

AS MY HEART RIPS INTO A MILLION PIECES!!!! I am just… yall. I am. I CANNOT. JESUS BE A FENCE FOR MY FEELINGS BECAUSE I AM UNABLE. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF OR MY LIFE! Scandal DON KILL ME O!

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Me at the end of last night’s Scandal episode

I had to take to my bed for a while. And roll around on carpet. And then I did a uStream live chat to talk to people about it because I WAS UNABLE TO DEAL!!! My feelings got feelings and their feelings are in their feelings. The grip that this show has on me makes me realize I got real issues. Why am I so damb INVESTED?!?

I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!

* Who is Senator Whitley’ Byron REALLY? 

* Who is Jake REALLY working for? Well, more like HOW MANY people?

* Who was the guy in Liv’s apartment? Who sent him there? He had on different clothes as Charlie but…

* And Charlie. What does he know about Jake, since he’s been on that mission for Cy? 

* What is President Ghost gon do when he finds out bout Jake and Liv?

* What happened between the time Liv passed out and when she ended up at the hospital? I hope Jake ain’t drug her!

And most importantly, HOW AM ‘POSED TO LIVE TIL APRIL 25?!?!

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166 Comments

  1. Fatima
    April 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I watched it this morning and am in shock over everything that happened!! I have been checking for your recap all day!! This show is crazy good…..someone mentioned on another website that maybe Byron was Olivia’s dad… Hmmm….anyway, thank your for your recaps, they truly make my day

    • Fisayo
      April 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      I thought the same thing!!! He has to be some kind of kin to Liv

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Iunno… I don’t think Byron will be Liv’s dad. It seems too connected and Shonda don’t be doing us like that. But if he is, I wouldn’t be mad. I wanna find out who she comes from. WHO HER PAPI?

      • Kelly
        April 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        Lol!!!! When I read that, I imagined Jangle Leg (Bernie Mac) saying that on the movie LIFE…… I’m da Pappy!!!!

  2. OrganizedChaos
    April 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    that last gif was me last night !!! Luvvie i kept peeping on the site for your review like a kid who cant sleep waiting to open presents on morning Christmas, like always your recap made the episode even better.

  3. brendadc
    April 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Shonda did it again. This episode left me speechless. I have so many questions! I think all Scandal fans yelled “Three weeks!?!!” After hearing that promo. It makes sense- leave us hanging until the start of May sweeps! Oh – and this had me cackling: “But was it good? I’m asking. For a friend.” Jake has that good good? Hahaha!

  4. Msz_O
    April 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Iono…as much as I love, love, LOVE Fitz & Olivia, I like the whole stalker turned guardian angel thing with Jake.

    Yeah, I have issues.

    • Nikki_B
      April 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      You’re not alone, I’m here for it too. For whatever reason ever since last episode I’ve started to believe he was really here for Liv, and when that masked man was in here apartment then I really knew that he at least didn’t want her dead, which coming from Shonda means he is in love.

      My question is though, doesn’t Charlie work for the Bean? Was Cy trying to kill Liv because she knew the Director wasn’t the albatross? Like really he almost whacked his husband it’s not above him.

      And fuck Shonda and ABC, I might roll off the cliff by 3 weeks.

      • April 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        LMAO ^^ you found the exact words for my question. Charlie works for Cy, and he called him.

        So my question is, why was Charlie exiting a hospital?? Did he attack Molly (to shut her up cuz she knows who the real Albatross is), or did he attack Huck??

        Now, we saw Charlie had on a baseball cap, but tv be pulling little clever switcharoos all the time, so Huck’s attacker *might* not have been Charlie. Besides, can Charlie track Jake, attack Huck, AND murk Molly? The man is not Chuck Norris, ok?

        Or was Charlie peeking in on Liv in the hospital??

        Wouldn’t it be crazy if all this mess comes back to Cy? If he was just a really, really bad guy. And now Fitz gave him a good bargaining/blackmail chip, telling Cy he killed Verna. I’m not ready to throw Cy under a bus, not at all, he’s still my dude. I’m jus curious what he knows by now. Hasn’t Charlie told him anything about Jake, that Jake meets with Senator Whitley’s Byron, that Jake dates Liv…? Cy should know a whole helluva lot.

        Who was that man in Liv’s apartment?

        I had got all excited with the knowledge that Scandal is going til June, but f*** all these extended breaks and whatnot. Shee-oot.

        • Nptexas
          April 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

          I hope you’re right & the baseball cap is just a red herring. But any time Charlie’s around, it’s just not good. And Cyrus? Well, I just hope he’s not involved in this mess!

      • Blkbutterflyny
        April 7, 2013 at 3:11 am

        Part of me thinks Jake sent the hitman to Liv’s house. That’s why he knew the guybwas in her apt. Byron told Jake to handle the Olivia situation. Liv showed up at Jake’s unannounced (and he could not resist her) she was supposed to be home.

    • CeeFu
      April 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

      I am right there with you! Yeah, Jake is pretty much a stalker but at least he ain’t usin the weight of the entire government to work out his feelings, like Fitz. And can we remember that of the two, Fitz is the one that we KNOW killed somebody? Recently? Dude’s a murderer!!!!! Liv ain’t gonna like that when she find out, AND SHE WILL FIND OUT! Especially now that Cy knows? Oh yeah, that’s going to happen. I would like to believe that the Olitz ship has sailed because he not only killed Verna, he acted like a first grade fool towards Olivia. She deserves better!

      Also Fitz and his pity party needs to shut down. LOOK AT YOUR LIFE! LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES!

      Also, I was all up in my tv for Cy’s speech to his boo: that’s what’s up. His hubby has been increasingly annoying. If you don’t know that the devil got Cy on speed dial, and you married him anyway, what kind of boo are YOU?!!

  5. minacakes
    April 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    THAREEEE WEEEKS? BUT FOR WHY COME????

    Huck is down
    Liv is down
    Charlie is loose
    Jilted Byron is still a mystery
    The Goons are winning 🙁

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Right??? ABC playing with our emotions with this break!

      • April 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        ABC is all over my nerves with all these breaks

  6. Erin
    April 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Naw…that “Hi” didn’t do it for me like the last time. Fitz has been acting a jack donkey to her, so he can’t just show up and say hi like it’s water under the bridge. Nope.

    And didn’t Jake tell her to say she never met him before that night? He is ALL kinds of shady!

    David is definitely the newest gladiator. I’m happy for him. I felt sorry for him when they kept screwing him over.

    Now…the Cyrus/Charlie/Huck/Liv thing…what in the ENTIRE h*ll is going on????? I’m just not buying that Cyrus was tryna have Charlie kill Liv. Even though he ALMOST had his own boo thang killed, it just doesn’t feel right. What would be his reason? He knows that would just send Fitz into a major depression and he wouldn’t be re-elected. But the Huck thing? I don’t know. I don’t get it.

    And while we’re on the subject of Huck, WHY IS HE SLIPPIN SO MUCH???? Missing ALL the bugs in Liv’s apartment. Not realizing that someone was behind him in the storage facility. Come on! He’s better than that!

    Lastly, hey Harrison!

    • RAchael
      April 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      LMAO at that last line. I DO appreciate the eye canday!

    • Msz_O
      April 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      He didn’t “miss” the bugs. They weren’t there. Jake removed them all before they got there.

      • Erin
        April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        True. Poor choice of words.

        I meant that by being so routine with his once a month sweep that Jake knew exactly when to get there to remove them, that he “missed” them. Like for the 29 days before that sweep (or however long this has been in Scandal Time), he missed it. It just doesn’t seem very “Huck-ish.”

        • Clotel
          April 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

          Maybe Huck is distracted by this new thing with Quinn so he’s missing the regular stuff like varying routines and looking over his shoulder…

        • Dee
          April 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

          No, I don’t think he’s being distracted, it’s just that jake is also very good at what he does and seems to be very well prepared as well.I’m surprised that for the type of job Olivia does, they don’t sweep for bugs more often…

        • Jess
          April 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

          I think it’s got a lot to do with his PTSD. He’s off his game. But the routine seems like how he’s always done it which seems dumb.

        • April 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

          Hey and I hope when Liv come to her senses she starts to think n out two n two 2gether n say WAIT a minute how the HUCK DID HUCK miss those cameras caus Him n Q uinn jus did a clean sweep the day befor ah Hummm! Now she suppose 2 b this big high I Q why SHONDA got her acting so Cluless is her GUT INSTINCT THAT MUCH OFFFF BCAUS OF FITZ????

        • April 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

          Hey and I hope when Liv come to her senses she starts to think n out two n two 2gether n say WAIT a minute how the HUCK DID HUCK miss those cameras caus Him n Q uinn jus did a clean sweep the day befor ah Hummm! Now she suppose 2 b this big high I Q why SHONDA got her acting so Cluless is her GUT INSTINCT THAT MUCH OFFFF BCAUS OF FITZ???

        • Nptexas
          April 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

          I must agree. This is the only plot point that has me truly unable to can. We gotta suspend our disbelief often (like when Quinn removed her shirt at the laundry instead of just sayin oops, forgot my money), but this not sweeping Liv’s apt is I dunno what. Then actually discussing the schedule? Once a month? And OP being on many a sh** list? Nawl. Just nawl

    • Keyana
      April 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Okay, but where was Jake going with that bag of tape and rope and his gun???? Could he had been going to Olivia’s and wait for her to get there? Or was he heading to Cyrus’??

      Is Cyrus really the mole though?!
      I’m kinda thinking that Mellie has something to do with it, somehow some way.
      But hold up, Sally has been awfully “quiet” I know she didn’t just ride off into the sunset, she was 38 hot about what happened!

      Loving how Harrison is like the big brother/second in command.

    • paintgurl40
      April 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Cyrus has Charlie investigating Jake. Ya’ll don’t remember last episode that Mellie was sneaking around trying to find out who Fizz was having nighttime meetings with? She saw his face and brought the photo to Cyrus to gloat that Fitz was cheating on him not her…so maybe that’s why Charlie was at the hospital following Jake and saw him with Olivia. Cuz Cyrus doesn’t know Olivia is seeing Jake.

  7. April 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Lawd Shonda and nem been wreckin’ my nerves all season long! That last gif has me CTHU over here!!! This show, lawd this show!!! I want answers ASAP!!!! Three weeks is much too much!!!!

  8. Lashawn
    April 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    *still throwing things at the TV*
    And my only thought when Fitz was hugging on Liv was: can he smell Jake??? O_O

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      OHHH SHIIITTT!!! Good point. Because they had SURELY just did the horizontal tango hours before.

      • April 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        Maybe Jake “rainched” her off before getting her to the hospital. She was out for a good minute or three.

        • AB
          April 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

          Bury me a G rightchea.

        • ladyscellz
          April 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

          Yup…..put ur boxing gloves on cuz I’m gonna fight u…..’rainched’ u guys are the most ratchet I ever did see…..I’m so here for erry last one of y’all. We r family.

        • Janessa
          April 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

          rainched was most certainly just used. i am crying at this comment, finally out of laughter. last night was a damn roller coaster, and i am terrified of what’s finna happen if & when fitz should discover jake & olivia,or worse smell him (ew). jesu help my nerves these next three weeks.

      • Keyana
        April 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm

        Fitz is going to go all “Huck” on Jake when he find out about him and Liv!!

    • MsZ
      April 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Girl!! I thought the SAME THING!! Seein’ as how they was all sweaty and what not just hours before!! I have a question tho….what was up with Officer Truman’s little torture bag? Was he going to go to Olivia’s house and “take care of it”? I was so worried that he was going to poison Olivia while they were eating!! I just don’t know what to think of him. (Although he could get it!!)

    • Chiq
      April 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      I was thinking the same thing! Fitz gon smell Jake on Liv’s neck and throw the biggest fit!

  9. Kai
    April 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I watched the episode at 2am this morning and I couldn’t take it!
    If they’ve broken my Huck, I might cry.

    • Trina
      April 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Girl!!! I know! Only Shonda is so talented enough to make us fall for a damn trained psychopathic killer! LMAO Jesus!~

    • Keyana
      April 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Quinn is going to be the one to bring Huck back to “life”.

  10. Kat
    April 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    A few episodes ago when Cy figured out who the President was having late night meetings with he called Charlie up and gave him Jake’s picture and info so that Charlie could now stalk Jake and gather dirt. I think Charlie was in that storage unit following Jake (on Cy’s orders). It is also likely that Charlie was in Liv’s apartment because he was still following the Jake trail. Cy is going to piece together that Jake has been deviating from his orders from Fitz (observe Liv at a distance and report to me) and that hes been romancing the President’s boo thang and will spill that info to Fitz fast.

    • Nik
      April 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      I agree with you to an extent! It was Cy’s goal to become Fitz’s main man again. I think Charlie knows and is gonna report back to Cyrus that Jake done had his way with Liv, then Cy is gonna tell Fitz, and Fitz is gonna be all “aint nobody got time fo dat”!

      But why would Charlie be in the storage unit following Jake when Jake was clearly at home. I know Charlie is no Huck, but Charlie ain’t that bad at his job. I don’t think Charlie was the man at the storage facility.

    • Nptexas
      April 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Good analysis & prognostication!!

  11. Leah
    April 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Re Jake: I am positive it was good. Harrison good, maybe not, but good.

    This episode was borderline overstimulating. I have to watch it again to formulate any theories, because I was just gasping and reacting.

    That white dress Liv was putting on for her date was perfection. When JAke showed up and she wasnt wearing it I nearly cried for waste of a good outfit.

    • Just saying
      April 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      If the meal isn’t good, would anyone go for seconds? Just saying 🙂

      • Leah
        April 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        Well said, my friend!

  12. April 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I have question too Luvvle. Like where the hell was Jake going with that bag of “goodies” with the duck tape in it? Was he going to apprehend the guy that he knew was gonna be in Liv’s appartment that night? And why the hell does Cyrus have Charlie all up in Liv’s place and at the Albatross storage unit? Cuz I’m sure that Charlie didn’t just decide he was gonna call Cyrus as a courtesy and let him know he’s doing dirty work for someone else, clearly he’s working for Cy. Lastly, I don’t know if Jake can be trusted either, did anyone else think it was a big convenient that right as he and Liv were fighting someone “happened” to be in her apartment? Like it was prerecorded? Idk I’m am gone with the wind right now.

    Side note though: Stalker or not, Jake can get it all day, errday, allatahm. LOL

    • Nicole
      April 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I am thinking the same thing. It was too convenient. Plus, they were to have dinner at Liv’s place. I think it was a set up for him to play hero. He freaks me out.

      I also think Charlie was following Jake, and Jake is the one that club Huck. It is assumed that Jake was leaving with the bag of questionable items, but before he was returning with them. The timeline doesn’t necessarily has to be how it was shown.

    • Chime
      April 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Hmmm…I think that Jake was planning on getting the intruder in Liv’s apt, one way or another. When he said he was coming over for dinner, he would have been there to protect her from him, but since she wasn’t supposed to be home, he was on his way to her place to handle it! But then she shows up, so now he has to figure out a way to keep her there until dude is gone from her place. Too much thinking? LOL, I just really want Jake to be a good guy! Fitz has been on some REAL bitchassness lately.

      • Mel
        April 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

        Finally someone else thinks Jake was trying to get over to Olivia’s house to protect her. Its obvious he is not trying to hurt here. And the intruder was wearing a mask and Charlie had on the hat that the Gladiators noticed and is in the next episode’s clip.

      • LM
        April 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

        I like Jake. I think he’s mixed in some real bad stuff, but I like him. I think he genuinely likes Olivia. Albeit his feelings came from surveilling her rather from an organic way, but it is kind of romantic (and a little creepy especially when he references things that she never tells him). I think he would be good for her, she needs him. She is always taking care of others (Fitz expecially) that she needs someone to take care of her, to protect her, to love her. I was always team Fitz and Pope, I do believe that they can be each other’s “one”. But he’s a big baby and a philanderer, and he’s too emotional for my liking. PLUS, Jake has so much swag.

  13. rikyrah
    April 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    is it wrong that I’ve been refreshing this site about every half hour since this morning, looking for this?

    LOL

    • janelfelice
      April 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Same here. Listened to Ratchet and the Geek and was mad that they didn’t immediately start talking about Scandal.

    • ChunkyDlyte
      April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Me too! I was like, where is my Luvvie recap? Why is it not up yet? Like she works for us or something, lol! It’s just that good!

    • April 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Hell naw; Rik. Whatchoo gonna do for 3 weeks. Are we gonna have to check ourselves into Scandal REHAB?!!!

      • Renita
        April 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        Yep! “Raises hand” My name is Renita and i am a Scandalholic…

    • HCKAD
      April 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you! Almost lost my damb gig refreshing and checking for this recap. LOL. I even Luvvie’s twitter feed before I left thinking “Lawd don’t let the thug be down!”

      Where is the rehab group. I ain’t gon’ make it for three weeks.

  14. janelfelice
    April 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I want to watch the episode again because I know I missed stuff. I totally didn’t catch Jake turning Liv’s phone off. But I’m scared my emotions won’t be able to take it! This episode murked by entire soul!! My emotions are in shambles!!! I woke up this morning still trying to figure out who is the mole. To top it all off, Uncle Cyrus tweeted me last night!!! I just……I’m rambling. Let me go and gather myself.

  15. missjai
    April 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I watched this morning. And I was left feeling like a woman in an on again off again relationship with someone who makes all wrongs feel right.

    That episode was TOO GOOD!!! I have so many questions. Who is the mole? Who is Jake working for? Why come Fitz has not figured out Jake is shady? Why Huck failing so much lately? He keeps getting got! Why must Fitz piss all over Mellie so much and she keeps being a sucker for it? I want Iyanla to give her the same speech she gave the preachers wife on Fix My Life.Just sooooo much. These 3 weeks are going to be hard on a sista. H.A.R.D

  16. ChunkyDlyte
    April 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Look, I can’t wait 3 weeks! Let’s put all of our money together and hire those Chinese cyber criminals to hack into ABC’s network and get new our eposide that should by all that’s holy be coming on this freakin Thursday. I hate ABC!!!! Why is the network doing this to us? If you have a hit show, why do this to a faithful, dang near fanatical fan base? I don’t blame Shonda, because our Blessed Mama is always right,even when she slays me like she did last night, but I blame the ABC execs. I have to re-watch this episode like 3 more times, I was just amazed at the twists and turns. As always, loved the recap. Now, I gotta go read Computer Hacking for Dummies and see what I can do! Still shocked from last night’s episode.

    • paintgurl40
      April 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

      ABC knows what they doin’…..ppl want what’s hard to get.

  17. Dom
    April 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    This was a damn good recap! I swear, your recaps are damn near as good as the show itself!

    I really CAN NOT until April 25. Dont text/write/call or show until then!

  18. Diane
    April 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    The way Liv looked when Fitz hugged her , she might have Amnesia. And when they were doing the chitty chitty bang bsng, i know it was hot as hades…i. Screamed in jealousy and frustration. And is Cyrus the Mole…Charlie is the only who could takd down Huck. And my poor Huckaby. Shonda is trying to send me into labor with all these weeks of waiting…le sigh . By the way Luvvie i live for and over love your recaps. Bless you

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      I actually thought that too that maybe she has amnesia. She didn’t look like she was RIGHT. Chile…

      • Leah
        April 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

        What if she’s going to fake amnesia, in hopes that whoever is trailing her thinks the problem is solved? (am I getting too days of our lives here?)

    • CrayolaGirl
      April 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Nawl, Olivia know who Fitz is…she remembers!

    • Nonya
      April 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      No, that wasn’t amnesia. That was confusion and fear about:
      Seeing that the 2 men knew each other,
      To the extent that Jake contacted Fitz to tell him she was in hospital,
      Why? How? did that mean Jake knew about Olitz (she couldn’t be sure)? etc.

      Sheeit. At that point, I’d fake a coma for a good week or two to keep safe while I figured WTF was going on!

      • Leah
        April 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

        oh true that does make a lot more sense!

      • Diane
        April 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        Good point Nonya.

  19. rikyrah
    April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    My Huck….My Huck better recover from this..

    and Charlie?

    When my Huck does recover, you’re a dead man.

    David – give it up. The woman is as trustworthy as it’s gonna get. Until you can deal with that threshhold, you can’t become a gladiator.

    I absolutely love Cyrus and James. Cyrus is like, ‘fuck it, it’s my house and I’m coming home!’. I ain’t mad at him. James, stop whining about ‘ you wish he had lied’.

    don’t work like that. you ask for the truth and get the truth..you gotta deal with the truth..

    yes, you married the Devil and you still love him. what that says about you is that the human heart is complicated. get over it. He got you a baby and he loves your ass.

    Mellie can’t catch a break…Fitz just can’t stand to see her a little bit happy….he’s gotta come in and try to crush the spirit.

    That Olivia slept with stalker man before she found out – the same night…geesh.

    About Charlie….

    The President told Cyrus that Osbourne was the mole – so he set up the ‘ suicide’ via Charlie. It worked for the REAL mole people, so they didn’t question the suicide. No, I don’t think Cyrus is the mole; he was just trying to help his boss.

    • KemaB
      April 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      I agree with you about James granted Cy was wrong but he asked for the truth he got and now he is punishinh Cyrus for it. Umm where they do that at boo. Both of yall made decisions for self now suck it up.

    • CrayolaGirl
      April 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      I don’t think Fitz’s convo with Mellie was harsh. It boiled down to…aren’t you tired of this BS marriage? The arrangement is pitiful. Although that prostitution line was ridiculous, Mellie response was SAD as all get out. Sacrifice any happiness to be on top….terrible life to live.

      • QuitaP
        April 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        I agree about Mellie and Fitz. I don’t think Fitz wants to play the game anymore, especially now that he knows what real love is. Mellie is always in it to win it.

  20. Britney
    April 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    “BAGGINFOAF.” This breathed life into me. The pinnacle of the recap, indeed!

  21. jbrookec
    April 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    No one is considering the fact that our man Cyrus B might have hired Charlie to stop Liv from finding the real mole! Cyrus wants it to be Osborne because they made that huge announcement.

    Just a thought!

    • April 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      I thought about that too and talked about it on my uStream. SO MANY LAYERS!

  22. Mimi
    April 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t think the person in Olivia’s apartment was Charlie. The man in Olivia’s apartment had on a ski mask not a hat, like Charlie had on. I do think Charlie was following Jake. Jake was the one who knocked Huck out, then ducked taped him and put him in the cart. For some reason Jake and Byron don’t want them to find out who is the Albatross.

    • April 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Lemme ask folks on Twitter to see what they saw. I thought it was a baseball cap.

    • jbrookec
      April 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Naw…Jake didn’t knock Huck out. This scene happened the same time Lic was being romanced by Jake. They couldn’t reach Liv to even tell her about Molly

      • jbrookec
        April 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        *Liv

    • Amaya
      April 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Agreed! Also the guy in Liv’s apartment wore a different jacket. His has a wide zipper. Charlie’s had buttons.

      • QuitaP
        April 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        Nope it’s not Charlie in Liv’s house because he called Cyrus from the hospital where Liv was admitted. I think Charlie was doing something for Albatross at the storage unit and after he knocked out Huck, he returned to tracking Jake. When he called Cyrus at the hospital, I think he’s about to update Cyrus on Jake and Liv’s “relationship.”

    • April 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      So who called Cyrus? Jake or Charlie? Looked like Jake to me. But that baseball cap places him at the storage place. Charlie is supposed to be looking into Jake, so why was he at the storage place? Why did he take out my boy Huck? Is Charlie working for Albatross? Is Cyrus Albatross????? Why do these writers want to give me heart palpitations? WHY?

  23. KemaB
    April 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Olivia, you are SLEEPING WITH SATAN!!! NO!!! But was it good? I’m asking. For a friend. my Fav line on this Recap and that last gif LMAOOO!!!!!!!! Omg I was feeling the same way

    I luvs me some Cyrus in all his brillantly written shadeful Glory. He reads He shades and I love his sarcastic wit and refuse to believe he would take out his BFF. I’m loving the new Quinn in Charge and poor Huck why they keep doing him like that he needs a break maybe a nice spa. I feel sorry for Mellie and all the rest warped feelings about Love.

    As for the rest of the show I have so many questions not enough answers and I was gonna cuss Shonda out for making us wait a pay period and half for the next episode until she not so politely told us to get our lives…

    As always I live for your recaps 🙂

  24. JurisScholar
    April 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Luvvie great recap, she brought gettysburger and not wine. They had that whole convo about beer and not wine, and it was Jake standing over her in the hospital and not Charlie. Love the article. 🙂

    • April 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Yup yup. Fixed the Jake/Charlie snafu.

  25. Deja
    April 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    How did I completely miss the part with Cyrus and Fitz on the phone? Maybe I was still using the EW magazine cover to shade my eyes from Pake sexual relations…why did that scene make me so uncomfortable? **shiver**

  26. April 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    You’re SLAYIN’ me; Luvvie. I’m done; stick a fork in me. LMBAO

  27. April 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I was so sleepy trying to watch this & popped all he way up when they said 4/25…UGH! I can’t with this suspension. People shouldn’t take roles like Whitley’s Byron…he will never be able to live that down.

    Fitz is gonna add another murder case to his rap sheet when he finds out about Jake…I am so here for it! Loved the recap as usual…you always fill in the gaps!

  28. KenyaB
    April 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    BAGGINFOAF I’m slayed from this and I cannot deal!!
    This is by far the best and most entertaining scandal recap ever!!!

  29. Tashieka
    April 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    i dont think think the guy Liv saw on the screen was Charlie. im stepping way outside of the box on this one, but i think it was a recording of Jake in her apartment. he had on the same face mask that Jake had on when he broke into that paparazzi’s house.

    • April 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Stepping way outside of the box is what we need to figure stuff out so you may be on to something!

      • FearceDiva
        April 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        Man Luvvie…you know Jake was about to have Liv killed. It came to me this morning. He wanted her in her apartment that night…remember he asked to come cook for her. He was tryna set up for her to MURDER!!!! It just so happened that the killer was there. He prolly aint have a chance to call off his goon because he was lost in the sauce as Nobleman Usher Raymond would say.

        • JosieGyrl
          April 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

          That’s right. She wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place. Good catch!

  30. Court
    April 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Cy hired Charlie to investigate Jake a long time ago.

    Seems like Charlie has multiple bosses. I think Charlie is also working for Jake, but he doesn’t know it. He just gets instructions and money.

    Charlie knocked out Huck for Jake (or probably his own revenge). The dude in Olivia’s apartment was someone else that works for Jake. Jake knew exactly when that dude would be there. Jake is trying to act like he is helping Liv when he is the one putting her in danger….and I think he’s falling for her too.

    The prez is clueless, but I think Cy will figure it out.

    Still don’t know who the mole is though.

    Love the recaps!!!

  31. isonprize
    April 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Luvvie. LUVVIE??? Your recap has “Olivia wakes up to see Charlie standing over her.” I SCREAMED! It was Jake at her bed, right?

    I gotta watch this 2 or 3 times to figure out what the hell?
    How does he know Jake?

    Why would they want to leak info in the first place?

    Huck is done. He needs a serious break.

    Jake already knew Osbourne wasn’t the mole. He also took info from Liv to give to Fitz that was supposed to be from the mole.So where does he think Liv got that information from?

    I don’t think Baseball cap is Charlie. Too easy. I gotta check the timing on where Jake was. He knows all about surveillance cams, don’t he???

  32. Bee
    April 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    My poor Huck….definitely a poster child for PTSD 🙁 adopted family murdered …assassin girlfriend…. waterboarded…. I mean how much more can one guy take!! Lawd, Shonda has no messy!
    Mellie……yeah. I’ma scratch this rash another day.
    Cy the Gooooon! My man! Owing his shit like the fugly, short, man tapping, election rigger that his is! 0_o WELL HE SAID IT FIRST! I’m just cosigning!
    Lemony lemony lemony….I dub thee a GLADIATOR!!!! He really needs a boost after ol that OPA has put him thru! Poor Lemony! Hope he can make it work with my girl coz they look grossly cute together!
    Heeeeeeey there Quinn!!!! She has officially become relevent coz girl has been lurking in the shadows for too long! she saved my HUCK!
    Olitz and Pack twistes dilema……I smell something foul heading this way!! this mess right here is about hit the fan!!! I really can’t see how Shonda is going to fix my couple!!
    I loved ur recap as always luvvie!! U really know how to make a girl go crazy waiting for u to slay me and leave me hoe on a side walk!! I hate that I love u girl!!!

  33. Brittni
    April 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Kerry needs some kind of award simply off her performance in the last 5 minutes of the show. That wonky-eyed look she gave when she realized that she really had no damn idea who to trust sent chills through my pinky finger.

    Her eyes screamed, “Mama naw!” “Calgon, take me away!” and “I knew deez white boys was gon be the death of me!” all at one time.

    • Nonya
      April 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      LOL @ your last line.

    • bee
      April 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

      Death by the last line!

    • ybl
      April 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Her eyes screamed, “Mama naw!” “Calgon, take me away!” and “I knew deez white boys was gon be the death of me!” all at one time. @Brittni

      The whole show was worth this one revelation she had! I could have told her to that. She has Harrison’s pager number if she’s “frustrated”, no need to be messing around with these ghosts!

  34. mz.niecy
    April 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    this is my post from Facebook last night, when my ability to can was disrupted:

    Long, slow, overly dramatic wallslide *faint #scandal gonna give me a baby panic attack

  35. Angela
    April 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    When Fitz rained on Mellie’s parade there was something he said that’s been on my mind.When Fitz said that Big Jerry never liked any of the girls he dated before Mellie ,I wondered were they black girls or just not good enough (socially & money wise ) for Big Jerry?

    • GfromtheD
      April 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I thought the same.

    • Just Saying
      April 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      I had been thinking that too.

  36. jay
    April 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Just read on fb when someone mentioned good ‘ol Sally Langston and I trembled a little. What is ol girl up to?

    • shadgg02
      April 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      ^^^^^ this is why am I’m always suspicious about those characters that show up and then quietly slide into the background….they up to something and it aint right!!
      I think Langston is still butthurt she got booted out and still wants the Presidency for herself.

  37. Carriecnh12
    April 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Heyyyy Luvvie, I watched the UStream last night and girl you had me laughing and talking to the computer as if you were in my house. Entyways, here are my theories.

    Jake: I am amoung the many few who are in his corner, yes he is shady, but who on this show isn’t? He was about to come clean with Liv when she fell (and it was honestly an accident, look at the scene again). And I truly believes he is falling for her and is there to protect her despite what Fitz hired him to do. I thnk he was going to her house to deal with the man who turned up there, he was told that Live was in danger, but Liv came to him instead.

    Fitz: Is the king of douche bags, treating Live like she is there only to bang and leave, like some street side madame, she deserves better than that, and now wants to come and hug her like he aint never did her wrong.

    Liv: The scene with her and Fitz next week is long overdue, she needs to tell him to get to stepping. I hope she realizes the truth that Sen Puddin Pop spoke to her, Love is not to be devestating and painful and also she is not a toy he can keep in a box for him to play with when he feels like it and no one else is supposed to enjoy.

    Huck: My Boo is suffering from SEVERE PTSD, he needs help NOW, first it was water and now closed spaces, where is he supposed to go, stand in the middle of the street?

    And yes as I said last night I think Sen Byron is Liv’s long lost PAPI (Luvvie you said last night that you think she is from a broken home, an absent but powerful father would explain alot)

    And finally Cyrus: That man is NOT TO BE TRUSTED, after Liv told him about Albatross, all this ish went down. It was Charlie who hit Huck, look at the hat in the video, and someone else in the video.Charlie went to the hospital to see what Liv knew, but all the president’s men 😉 were there.

    Sorry for the ridiculous long post, but its my first and well had a lot to get off m chest.

    • Just Saying
      April 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      I’m right there in Jakes corner with you. I am rooting for him to be a good guy after all, not necessarily a love interest for Liv

      • Leah
        April 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        yeah i gotta admit, i am here for jake, till fitz starts to act right.

      • April 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

        NOT HERE FOR JAKE AT ALL!!! At first, I was. Now? I’ont trust him ONE bit! He FAHN, doe!

        • Cakes83
          April 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

          Olivia is the one that was always doing the leaving.. she left him in the first season after he was like you are the love of my life and I wanna be with you regardless…. He was willing to give up his presidency and then she fixes it and tells him to be the man she voted for and he does and gets mellie pregnant like she planned. Meanwhile instead of just telling him the truth about the election rigging she lets him find out from Verna thats what did it to him the LYING that why he went off on her in the church and acted a fool because he felt played and I would to if someone was shuckin and jivin in my face like that and is suppose to have my back and love me. Fitz was ready to leave mellie once more for Olivia but he found out about the rigging and he couldn’t take it..Olivia needs to take a hard look at her shit to and realize her hat is not always white like she wants it to be…… she could have been honest with Fitz at anytime and then she gave that half-assed apology she didn’t even try to explain why she did it. Fitz had Jake follow her because he still loves her but he can’t trust her and I can see why…….

        • Leah
          April 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

          at least we can agree on that. gosh he is adorable.

  38. Pamela Bellamy
    April 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Scandal Fans: This show is so delicious it is like eating your favorite dessert when you know you shouldn’t eat it all at once. Just got to say the writers of this show know how to hook us (Shonda keep up the good work I am proud of you young lady)….In the mean time I’ll wait to the 25th working my brain trying to figure out the twists and turns….such torture but I am loving it!!!!!!!!

  39. nichole
    April 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I just know on the 25th we will see David wearing a suit.

    Oh Molly! You would have done better with the Gladiators. If someone threatens you, more than likely they are not going to let you live anyway. Might as well talk.

    I’m concerned about Huck. He has seen a lot of stuff in his time. Is the crate a by-product of being waterboarded or something else? I need him to be major goon, have a thirst for killing someone again.

    Who is ALBATROSS? You don’t rat out CIA agents for nothing. Who are you trying to take down?

  40. isonprize
    April 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Hey, y’all keep calling him “Sen Byron” Dude who talked with Jake about Liv now knowing CIA dude was not the mole. I call him “Brother from another Planet” because Joe Morton played that role back in the day.

    How do y’all know he’s a Senator? What did I miss?

    Questions. Where is VP Sally Langston?
    Where is dude who resigned as her chief of staff?
    Why do we love Huck when we KNOW he’s a serial killer?
    IS Fitz really the father of “America’s baby?”

    • April 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      They call him Senator Byron because he played a guy named Byron Douglas who was running for, and won a state Senate seat, as well as being the love interest of Whitley Gilbert on It’s A Different World. Kinda like how we call Fitz President Ghost because of his movie character.

      VP Langston is getting drunk some damn where.

  41. Tosha
    April 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Did y’all catch Abby’s smug comment “did you set your dvr?” When she saw liv looking at the president???? Oh no she didn’t! Smart mouth heffa!

    • Leah
      April 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      I dont even understand how abby still has a job there. she always got some attitude!

  42. April 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    So I found your blog a few episodes ago after Shonda properly slated me. I had to find myself a refuge online. I just can’t cope with these episodes that leave me with more questions than answers and imma need Shonda an’em to quit it with this hiatus ish. My heart can’t take it any longer.

    • April 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      * slayed stupid autocorrect

    • shazza
      April 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Oh Miss Shonda already let everybody know she ain’t got nothing to do with the break. That’s that damn ABC.

  43. […] you want deets on the plot that made me hate Shonda Rhimes, head over to Luvvie’s blog here and watch the episode […]

  44. […] you want deets on the plot that made me hate Shonda Rhimes, head over to Luvvie’s blog here and watch the episode […]

  45. HCKAD
    April 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I just can’t!!! Unable to can!!!

    Do not EVAH make us wait this long for a recap again. After I was already steaming about another three week hiatus?!?! Naw, son. We can’t roll like that. I was losing my natural mind refreshing the dang screen. LOL

    Glad I’m not the only Jake fan here. I actually think he might be on the right side. Still, Fitz is gone have his butt when he finds out homie shagged his gal. And Liv is headed for a mental breakdown trying to put all this together. The look on her face when she started connecting the dots was priceless.

    Charlie done knocked my favorite little psychopathic killer in da head. His. Days. Are. Numbered. Po’ Huck is having some serious PTSD from when the gubmint stuffed in him that hole back in the day.

    Whew! Gotta find my presshuh pills and watch this episode again – even though it’s taking me HOURS to decompress from the first dang viewing. That damn Shonda! And a pox on ABC’s house for all this scheduling drama.

  46. Carriecnh12
    April 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    ABC needs to stop underestimating their best shows, they had it with Dirty,Sexy Money and Big Shots, shows with strong black women, canceled them when they had not only rating but strong story lines.

    Sally Langston is bidding her time, just like snakes do, waiting for the right moment to strike. I’m not too sure if she is involved with all this mess going down, but you never know with Shonda and her writing staff.

    I am also in Mellie’s corner. That woman is treated as though she is the worst person, when in my opinion she isn’t. She has never lied about who she is, she does what does to help and protect Fits. Let us not forget that before Olivia ever came into the picture that Mellie was there from the beginning helping Fitz with his career, she left being a lawyer to support him. Olivia is the new chick on the block.

    Fitz cheated on his mistress (Olivia) and got the girl pregnant, I mean who does that. The reason why James is so verklempt is because even though he knew about defiance, he didn’t anticipate how involved Cyrus was in the shenanigans. It wasn’t that Cyrus knew, it was that he helped to pull off deceiving not only America but the whole world, and bribed him with the thing he wanted most in the world; a child. Think about it, if he has told the truth at the trial both him and Cyrus would have come under investigation and the baby would have been taken away. Yes he had a choice, but it was like having to choose between a gun and knife, which method would you choose to die.

    • GfromtheD
      April 6, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Mellie does what she does to protect her position. It’s about her ambition, not supporting Fitz. This is a woman who actually complained about having to have children for him.
      Fitz didn’t get Amanda pregnant, it was Billy Chambers baby.

    • rikyrah
      April 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      I love Mellie. I get Mellie. Mellie doesn’t confuse me because she’s the most honest character on the show. she has never made her intentions hidden. now, you can dislike her intentions or her focus, but don’t say that you don’t know how Mellie is.

      her monologue to Cyrus about taking Fitz in and trying to break down all the years of abuse from his father and building him up to win the Presidency —that’s Mellie and how she sees her investment in Fitz. And, it was fine for Fitz until he ‘found love’ with Olivia ( I believe he loves Olivia, but he was not a victim in his life…he went along with it just fine).

    • Msdrema
      April 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Cosign on the Dirty, Sexy, Money – that show was everything!! But Fitz didn’t get Amanda pregnant – it was the VP’s COS.

  47. Just Saying
    April 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    This may sound crazy , but, am I the only person who thought, during the part where Liv dropped the glass, “ya’ll need to go get some shoes on”. lol. I don’t know, maybe it’s my OCD acting up again, but I couldn’t stop thinking that someone was gonna step on some glass and get cut. Lol told u it was crazy

  48. Just saying
    April 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Was I the only one worried that someone would cut themselves on that broken glass? Lol

    • dmaclee
      April 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      nope, I was freaking out

    • Leah
      April 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      I thought that was why she fainted? she cut herself?

      • Pam
        April 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        No, she hit her head on a side table

        • Leah
          April 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

          ah, gothca.

  49. […] you want deets on the plot that made me hate Shonda Rhimes, head over to Luvvie’s blog here and watch the episode […]

  50. Daniel Ben-Zvi
    April 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Some little tidbits about upcoming stuff for those who might not have the chance to read the new Entertainment Weekly cover feature on Scandal. Nothing hugely spoilery but if you’re spoiler averse, look away now.

    *SPOILERS (MILD)*

    We’ll be looking deeper into Cyrus’s marital issues.
    The April 25th episode will see a *heavy* focus on Huck, revealing a good chunk of his back story.
    There’s a scene coming up between Abby and Huck which Darby Stanchfield called “probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever shot on the show”.
    We will *definitely* know who Albatross is by the end of this season.
    The Fitz/Liv/Jake triangle is set to get “very messy”.
    In the May 16th episode (the season finale), Fitz is going to make a huge decision which will explode in *everyone’s* faces. No one gets out of the blast radius of this one.

    And some minor notes on Season Three. Shonda has very little planned out for Season Three as of yet. Two things she can confirm: we’ll be learning a bit more about Abby’s past and a *lot* more about Harrison’s.

  51. Onimu
    April 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I thought Jake was after Huck when Liv showed up. Charlie might have followed a lead like Huck and wasn’t the one who knocked Liv out. Jake has messed with all the cameras in the storage lockup so he knows where all the blind spots are which is why he does not appear on any of the feeds but Charlie and Huck don’t know. Charlie tailed Jake to the storage lockup but Jake must have disappeared on him hence him leaving empty.
    Jake must have prepared the box for Liv but when Huck went a-snooping, he had to get rid of him and fast.

    Just my 2 cents.

  52. Q
    April 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I finally got the chance to re-watch this episode uninterrupted…no hobby, no kids, no commercial. Here are my theories:

    1). I think Fitz is trying to come back to his pre-assassination personality. He had a lot of come to Jesus moments…particularly the scene with Mellie and his confession to Cy. He is going to tell Mellie that he wants a divorce. That’s why she tells him “Life as you know it is over” on the preview

    2). Jake is shady, but he is trying to protect Liv. That’s why he wanted to be at her house knowing someone was going to try and harm her that night. When she told him that she had to work late, I think he was gathering his “tools” with the intention of going to her house and grabbing the person who was hired to harm her.

    3). Cy is not Albatross. However, Charlie is working for Cy and Albatross. I think Charlie did attack Huck, and he stumbled upon Jake and Olivia while spying on Jake for Cy. He called Cy to tell him that there’s some type of a connection. I do not think Charlie was the person in Olivia’s home…it was someone Jake hired.

    4). I don’t think Senator Byron is Liv’s father. I refuse to believe any father would purposefully have their child killed. Even Hollis (the biggest devil of all) had a heart for his wayward child. I do think there’s some connection with Harrison though.

    6). The CIA director had more than a gambling problem. I think Albatross was blackmailing him to be involved with the hostage thing. Maybe the gambling problem was what they were using to blackmail him with.

    5). Albatross will be either VP Sally or her chief of staff…or they are working together.

    If this was the cliffhanger for a 3 week hiatus, imagine how explosive the cliffhanger will be for summer break!

    • April 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      OMG. Your comment makes so much sense that I am afraid you broke into Shonda’s office and stole her script!!!

      Dang!!! My commenters are SMORT DINNAMUG! I’ma keep this in mind and come back to it when we see the next ep.

    • April 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      But wayment. Why would he hire someone and THEN try to protect her from the person he hired?

      • Q
        April 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

        He had to plan something to keep Sen Byron happy. Jake is just an errand boy taking orders from someone else, too. Maybe he had second thoughts because he’s caught feelings for Liv

        I ont know! Hell, Shonda got me scratching my head and grabbing for invisible straws just like everyone else!!!!

        • Pam
          April 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

          That theory makes sense: jake hires an assassin to satisfy the mole, then plans to stop him so he can be the hero and protect Liv, while the mole will be none the wiser. Of course, things are not always what they seem and Shonda is the queen of red herrings. Remember how she had everyone thinking Mellie had something to do with Fitz being shot ( she was acting weird in the limo). We could be jumping to the wrong conclusions about Jakes involvement. The conversations he’s having with the Joe Morton character could be another red herring designed to throw us off. Then again, I could be over thinking it, lol…..three weeks???? I’ve barely lasted three days

        • Q
          April 7, 2013 at 7:29 am

          I still think Mellie at least knew about the assassination attempt. She was in cahoots with Verna. Remember, Verna saw Fitz/Olivia making out in a room. I bet she was the one who told Mellie about them. I also bet she was the one who planted that phone in Hollis’ desk.

        • April 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

          @Q: Imma have to go back and look at the episode, but I think Verna admitted to setting up Hollis to Liv.

    • Mel
      April 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      The VP’s Chief of Staff is dead. Charlie took care of that. And if he wasn’t dead, there is no way the VP could keep him on her staff. He’s dead!

  53. Carriecnh12
    April 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Ok I’m back (I need a life, but this is my hobby).

    Now that I think about it, Sally could be and probably is behind Albatross, she has been looking for a way to get rid of Fitz from day one. Only someone with her kind of power could rig this kind of set up. And I think you might be right about Sen Byron not being Olivia’s father (though that would be the bomb). But I think when he told Jake to “take care of it”, he didn’t me for him to kill him, but to probably distract her from digging to far into it,so she wouldn’t get hurt (too late).

    And whenever Charlie is on the job, he is never there to check up on someone, but to kill someone. I am CONVINCED that Cyrus is up to no good. Fitz has given him the best blackmailing tool by confessing his murder of Verna.

    We need an after show like the Talking Dead, I would love to be in the audience, but being in Toronto would make that difficult. Oh well.

  54. JosieGyrl
    April 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Luvvie. Great recap as usual. Those gifs, especially the purse one. I thought the same thing…”Did he just go into her purse?” Oh hell, nawl. Don’t ever touch a woman’s purse except when she ask you to bring it to her, and then you deliver it like the crown jewels — with tenderness and precision. That last gif…yep, that was me, too. I thought I had it all together until I read Q’s comments. Dang. Now, I gotta watch it again. Could be da truf.

  55. dsinatra
    April 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    This episode destroyed me on so many levels.

    Mellie/Fitz – A marrige made in hell. Fitz wants off the merry go round and Mellie is determined to hang on until the devil comes and collects her soul.

    Cyrus/James – Love them so much. I would pay money to see Cy rocking Ella to sleep while James spys on the nanny cam.

    Huck – Lord have mercy, how more can this man take? Waterboarding, Becky killing his family and the dog to boot and now a box. Liv needs to let him off the leash so he can kill some people and get right.

    David/Abby – Sorry but I don’t care if they can’t work out their issues. I think Harrison might be able to lend a friendly shoulder to Abby and help her get over it.

    Jake – I can’t, I just can’t. I don’t give a damn if he was trying to protect Liv or not. He’s taking advantage of everything he’s learned about her while he’s been spying on her to sleep with her. That is not honorable. It’s creepy. The time to confess about watching her was before he had sex with her twice and not after whe she discovered the cameras.

    Fitz may be an asshole sometimes but he and Liv actually have history with each other, it’s not one sided like with Jake. Because that’s what it is – a one side relationship because almost everything she knows about him is a lie. I’m ready for him to go. Fitz has already killed Judge Cancer and frankly I would be okay if he decided to take Jake out too.

  56. Maverick
    April 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I’m not quite sure how to deal without Scandal for the next 3 weeks? We’re just getting into some really bizarre storylines and loving it. Why is ABC playing with our emotions like this??

    Although, I do have a confession to make fellow Scandalholics–the husband’s birthday is Apr 18 (Thursday) and I thought I was going to tell him that we need to move his bday to Wed b/c nothing can disturb my Scandal night. But now since ABC has us on vacation, it’s ok for us to have hubby’s bday. Lol.

    And so the countdown begins…

  57. Tyler A.
    April 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Olivia Pope: Cleopatra. Fitz: Julius Caesar. Jake: Marc Anthony. So does that mean Cyrus: Brutus? Say it isn’t so! My can is not about that life.

  58. April 7, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Best.Recap.Ever! lol

  59. LaPeche
    April 7, 2013 at 8:47 am

    WOW!!! Just stumbled on this page and you guys are Great!!! Love it! Will be adding my 2cents soon.

  60. Rae
    April 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I am so sick and tired of Fitz acting like he is morally superior to Mellie. He is a liar, murderer and a cheat. I think they are well matched. I’m one of the few that are glad the show will be MIA for a few weeks. This gives me the chance to revisit the previous episode for little tidbits I may have missed…and knowing Shonda, I missed something.

  61. Kitzy
    April 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Mellie, the most honest person on the show? Don’t think so! This is the same woman who jumped into Hollis’ Defiance plans, then turned around and threw him under the bus to Fitz in the limo! The same woman who smiles in front of the camera and America, then can’t wait to get the baby out of her hands and tells Cyrus “nobody likes babies.” The same woman who LIED TO AMERICA about having a MISCARRIAGE so she could get to the White House, not just to help Fitz, but to get HER there.
    The same woman who lied and said it was HER on the sex tape in order to keep the presidency so SHE COULD STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. (Liv was ready to come clean with the sex tape and Fitz was ready to come clean and quit). Mellie, the woman who induced labor for HER personal gain. And, the same woman who INITIALLY wanted Olivia to BE WITH FITZ to keep him happy so they could stay in the white house. Nah, don’t think Mellie’s the MOST honest person on the show—David, Quinn, Edison, etc., maybe so…”most” honest, but Mellie, NAH!

    I don’t feel sorry for Mellie, everyone call her the “bada$$” first lady, then there will be punches…and she throws punches and pisses on others with the best of ’em. If not more…She’ll be looking pitful one week, then cutting ya down to nothing the next week. Like Cyrus said to her: ” you wanted a seat at the table…you got a seat at the table.” She keeps snoping her way into stuff that she shouldn’t even be in….nothing wrong with being ambitious, but if you’re going to throw dirt at others, just know you’ll get some on yourself in the process.

    I also agree Mellie may still have “something” to do with Fitz being shot too, and I think she may have truly had an affair with the Senator that was rumored in Season1—the toe-sucking Senator. Wouldn’t be surprised if the baby isn’t Fitz’s, although the baby very well could be. But, time will reveal…Shonda doesn’t reveal everything at once.

    • Valerie
      April 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      I think what people mean when they call her the most “honest” character on the show is that she does not hide the fact that she will do anything to get what she wants. She has even said as much. Everyone else may do morally questionable things but they try to come off as someone different at the end of the day.

  62. Yolanda
    April 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Yeah, Mellie also refers to herself as an animal!!! Political animal. She’s probably done as much damage to Fitz as he has to her…with all get manipulating him. At least he has acknowledged and apologized.

    It may be “real” for someone to say they are the devil and they say…hey, I’ve always told you I was the devil. I get that…doesn’t mean I have to like it or stick with it. Mellie may say who she really is….but she still do a lot of under-handed, sneaky stuff, without people knowing it.

    That speech about that’s what EVERY marriage does…was ridiculous. Not EVERY marriage pretends, especially in PRIVATE.

  63. lilloose2005
    April 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I am at work…wondering why ABC/Shonda is making me wait for THREE whole weeks for my next Scandal FIX….when to my Utter surprise, I see this site…I have stopped all work and READ every last one of your comments…so NOW I’m hooked here…you all make some very interesting comments…

  64. JusdtJoan
    April 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Liv had a concussion. Liv looks all confused in her hospital bed. Liv didn’t “hi” Fitz back. I think Liv has herself a case of traumatic short-term amnesia, or a fugue state or something. She may not remember seeing the Truman Show set up or the intruder or remember Fitz or anything. She is possibly a Gladiator Without Panties.

    • Q
      April 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I don’t think she has amnesia because in the previews, she’s telling Fitz off for having her home bugged with cameras and how that’s not love.

  65. B ' Ran
    April 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    OK So I still think Jake has got some major shady A$$ mess going on because don’t yall remember that he and Fitz are Navy buddies and he is not dumb so he knows that something is going on between Fitz and Olivia but he wanted to taste those cookies anyway… Also did we not forget that Olivia has been lying to this man about his presidency for YEARS!!! I would be some kinda pissed too she has been shuckin and jivin and lying to the man she said she loved and he killed Verna not only to save himself but her too because she and the gladiators would have been SOL if that had been found out! Fitz has only known about this for 10 months and the rest knew for years!! When Olivia told him she would think about waiting for him she should have told him then, instead she let him find out from that old wrinkled bat-shit crazy verna who was dying anyway….. SO yeah Fitz has been a lil nasty lately but I think Liv needs to come off her high horse and realize her nonsense has hurt him too… Also has anyone else noticed that Fitz is always saying how much he loves her and she has only said it once?…… I am just sayin another way to look at it……………

  66. BLynne
    April 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    You know what I think by the end of the this season Fitz is gonna blow everyone’s sh#$ up by either announcing he is resigning from office because the election was rigged and that he killed Verna Thorton or that he is simply not running for re-election and that mellie and cyrus can kiss his a$$!! I think Fitz has had enough with all the lying because he was looking at mellie with the serious side-eye when she went in about marriage. I think he and Liv are gonna work it out because in the long run they have both caused each other the same amount of emotional damage with the trust and the lies and the story is about their forbidden love…. and more importantly I ain’t got no time for Jake!

  67. 6ouncesofSanity
    April 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Luvvie – you a motherfudgin hilarious! That “these are his confessions” almost got me fired I laughed so damn hard. Looking forward to reading more – 6

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  70. Auri
    April 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Can Olivia get a man of her own? I am so sick of seeing her bounce between these men who use her like a dish towel. 100 years ago, black women were played by white men because they had no choice. Olivia chooses to get played by these men….Gladiator, my ass- She is the help!