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Guess Who’s Gooning at Dinner: Scandal Episode 302 Recap

If there’s one thing Scandal continues to do, it’s to out-goon itself. There’s just so much bad-assness in this show, and I am comfortable crowning Rowan Pope as King Goon of the World. My man has no chill and no dambs to give about anyone but the republic. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” spilled A LOT of tea and I am just ready to talk about it so let’s get into it.

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Back to the Past (flashback) – The show starts with a flashback from five years before, with Olivia rocking her past pain wig. She’s at dinner with Poppa Goon, and is irritated by him. She’s just there so he can pay her law school loans and he’s there to make up for sending her away after her Mom died (I’ont think she’s dead). After he tells her he’s trying, she tells him she’s dating Senator Pudding Pop (Edison Davis), who wants to marry her but hasn’t met Pops.

Olivia returns to the train station after dinner and muggers try to come for her but Hobo Huck comes outta nowhere and hands out a serious can of ass-whooping as Liv runs away.

Daydream Believer and Vermont Queen – Olivia’s getting her jog on when Tom, our fave Secret Service dude runs beside her and hands her a phone. It’s President Ghost, calling to talk and Liv says Jeannine is her client so she will be coming for the White House with everything she got! His lovesick ass is all “Do it, boo! I luh you, babe.” HA! Such a simp. Then the two of them daydream about getting married, having four kids and Olivia making jam in Vermont. I hope it’s strawberry because ain’t nobody here for grape jam (-_-).

Press Conference Pushback – Cyrus gets a call from Rowan nudging him to make sure President Ghost confirms that he slept with Jeannine. Right after, he’s told about a press conference happening right outside, and it’s Olivia with Jeannine. She affirms the aide’s innocence with “The White House is guilty of slander.” Lemme find out the White House is Black Twitter.

These are Huck’s Confessions (flashback) – Olivia sees Hobo Huck at the train station and asks him how he learned to hand out beatdowns and he gives her his confessions. He says he was an assassin for a secret CIA operative called B613, run by a man called “Command” and the cover is a paper company called ACME/Wonderland. She thinks he needs more people and when she gets to Papa Pope’s she tells him about her homeless friend. He tries to shrug it off but she mentions B613 and his face hardens. AW DANG! Liv just told Huck’s boss about him not knowing. WHOOO!!!

We do learn that Rowan is who got Liv into red wine, because she didn’t “have the taste for it” until he hands her a glass of a fine red. He ain’t know he was giving her liquid in therapy form.

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I think red wine tastes like shoe polish, despair and inconsideration. Maybe I too need to drink some fine red.

Calling Shots – Cyrus tells President Ghost to grow some balls and get on TV to throw Jeannine under the bus by saying that she’s his mistress. Fitz claps back and says he’s the President so he will call the shots and he’s ashamed of Mellie and Beene for putting the innocent girl in this whole fiasco. It’s really cute when Prez Ghost thinks he got some power, not knowing the League of Goons behind him runs things. Mellie get Cyrus to leak the fact that there were many times that Jeannine and Fitz were alone in the West Wing. Again: Fitz is the weakest person in that doggone place.

Wondering About Wonderland (flashback) – Olivia goes to Sunday dinner and asks her dad about whether he found out about that “B613 thing” and he tells her it ain’t real. Then he casually drops the fact that there was a story that some homeless dude (who matched Huck’s description) was arrested.

Rowan’s Rebel Rousing – Daddy Goon is at the Gladiator office when Olivia walks in with Huck. He introduces himself to the whole team, and he shakes Huck’s hand. Liv is NOT pleased. The second they’re by themselves, Liv tells her dad that the deal is that he stays away from her team and especially Huck. He’s there to say if she doesn’t let Jeannine burn, she will not see Jake again. He gon rot like Miss Sofia almost did. Also of note, Olivia was rocking a black suit here.

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Meanwhile, Quinn is wondering why they never knew about Liv’s dad living in DC and Harrison tells her “she must have had her reasons.” And he looks convincingly shifty as he tries to get her to dismiss it? Brolivia Pope, perhaps? Mhmmm.

After Poppa Goon leaves, Olivia tells Huck that Jake is with B613, and Huck says disobeying orders means they throw you in the hole. If that doesn’t reprogram you, then they will torture you til you wish you were dead. WELL DAMB!!!

Call to Fitz – Liv desperately calls Fitz and says she needs to find out if Jake is alive. He is understandably not too concerned but she says he saved her life. Olivia got giant balls, man. You call the married man who is in love with you to ask him to find out about the boyfriend you inadvertently created a sex tape with. The secrets lying between Liv’s thighs must be immortality cuz… WHOOO!

Wonderland Confirmation (flashback) – Olivia introduces herself to David Rosen (who has adorabo facial hair) and asks if Huck has been arrested and he says his fingerprints came back clean (because she dropped off her purse to his office). He’s been got by B613, and when Liv shows up to a street called “Wonderland Ave.” and sees that a paper company called “Acme” is located there, her spidey senses tingle. Then she pulls out the pen her dad gave her and it says “ACME” on it. She shows up at Sunday dinner freaked out and asks Rowan a question she already knows the answer to: “Do you teach people how to kill for a living?” He untucks his gooning ways and threateningly replies with “If you push, you will know me well… Order your meal and tell me about your day.” HELL NAWL!

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Nosy Baby Huck – Quinn is telling Huck how Liv and Pops used to have Sunday dinner and it ended suddenly. Because Quinn can’t mind her own damb business. Even Huck tells her to cut that crap out and says that even though he’s taught her a bunch of stuff, she needs to not be like him. If HUCK is warning you to let go of something, you better listen. But not this Nosy Nancy.

Jonesing for Jeannine – Ethan, Jeannine’s coworker is strong-armed by Abby (who looks HAWT with the makeover) to give over info on IMs him and her exchanged during their time as colleagues to prove she wasn’t ever alone with Fitz. The Gladiators get Jeannine ready for a press interview, and she’s staying at Olivia’s. When Liv leaves her apartment, she gets a call and it’s Mellie, who has summoned her. Aw damb. What now?? Mellie’s clearly fed up so who knows what she got up her sleeve.

Meet the Parent (flashback) – Olivia brings Senator Pudding Pop to meet her dad, who introduces himself as Eli (hmmmm…). Liv announces that he asked her to marry her and she said yes. She also drops the tidbit that he is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, in charge of ensuring that spies don’t “make innocent civilians disappear.” Ma’am. You did too much there. Once her and Poppa are alone, she says she wants her Huck back!

Negotiating with Dinner – It’s almost time for the interview and Jeannine has told Ethan to destroy the IMs. She gets a call from Fitz saying Jake is alive but he can’t get him released. Liv FLIPS! She then calls Rowan and tells him that if he lets Jake live, she’ll “put Sunday dinners back on the table.” He says he’ll consider. Dang, do they have cheddar bay biscuits at these dinners? I’m saying.

Jeannine tells Olivia that she’s being promised $2 million sans taxes in a Cayman Island account if she throws herself under the bus and says she slept with President Ghost. So THAT’s what Mellie summoned her for. Liv does her “I will read you but really I’m reading myself” spiel by telling her that if she lies, she will be selling her soul and will start hating what she sees.

Return from Wonderland (flashback) – Olivia’s at the train station and Huck is there, looking beat up with a bad black eye. Her dear old dad calls and tells her that her fiancé, Edison, has been in an accident. He will live but Olivia needs to know that he’s not the man for her and she should return the ring. HOW ARE YOU THE WORST DADDY EVER, ROWAN POPE?!?! WTF???? He’s totally getting coal and an acapella Rihanna CD for Father’s Day for at least 10 years.

Presidential Balls – Right as Jeannine’s interview is about to start, they say it’s being pre-empted by the President. Fitz says he admits to having SECKCHUAL RELATIONS with that woman, thereby shaking the table himself and screwing a bunch of folks out of getting what they want. Jeannine no longer gets her $2 million, VP Sally no longer gets the Hail Mary she needs to condemn Ghostie (for her own political future) and Mellie’s plan doesn’t end on her terms. However, President Ghost won EVERYTHING when he says “How presidential are my balls now, Cyrus?” I LIVE!

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Digging for Dirt and Finding a Deal – So you know how Quinn can never have a gahtdamb seat? Well she went digging and found emails between Liv and Rowan talking about a homeless man in Union Station. She reminds Huck that he used to live in Union Station and the truth dawns on him.

As Liv heads to her car, Huck shows up in the parking garage and says he has 2 questions for her. The first: “Why did you lie to me?” Olivia says she’s never led to him and he remembers when Charlie was asking how Huck could live normally, saying he wanted the same deal. Olivia had replied then with “there was no deal.” Before he asked the second question, he charges at Olivia, hemming her up by the throat and yells “Is your father Command?” He lets her go, she says “Yes, he is” and he leaves.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! HE HEMMED HER UP AND I’M NOT OK WITH IT!

As Liv sits at home sipping wine, Rowan/Eli calls her and tells her to open her front door. When she does, Jake is standing there looking like he’s been dropkicked him through the goalposts of life! At least he’s alive. And Poppa Pope says “Sunday, my house. I’ll choose the wine.”

Look. Listen. Stop. STAWP. STTTAAAHHHHPPPPP!!!! I am just… UNABLE. I had to open up a window because I was sweating like Cyrus when he runs through the White House underground tunnel. Gahtdambit, Rowan Pope!!! You outchea wreaking ALL TYPES of havoc, hellbent on having Sunday dinner for the daughter you keep screwing over. Daddy Goon is so terrible that he makes Cyrus Beene look like Mr. Rogers. My goodness. Olivia’s life is all topsy turvy right now.

I AM DISTRAUGHT over that fact that Huck put his paws on Olivia. I AM SO UNABLE TO DEAL!!! That is the ONE person who she can count on against all odds and now, even he’s been betrayed by her. The one thing Huck was so sincere about was that Olivia not lie to him. She can’t lose him like this. *wall slides* I just wanna lay my burdens down.

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I blame Quinn’s ol’ busybody self for this. SIT THE HELL DOWN, MADAME! Ain’t nobody #AXED you to become 00-Perkins! Shit. Ugh.

What is Liv gon do now? How is Huck gonna forgive her? Who is gonna be on her corner? Also, Harrison’s been too quiet for my liking.

GLADIATORS SOUND OFF IN THE COMMENTS!

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131 Comments

  1. milaxx
    October 11, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Ironically I think Daddy goon is to blame for Fitz & Liv. If he hadn’t decided that Edison wasn’t the one Liv may never have been in a position to go to work for Fitz’s presidential race since she would have been off doing the Senator’s wife thing.

    I also had just am starting to worry that Harrison may be B613 as well.

    • HLBB
      October 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

      I worry that he is B613 as well.
      AND that she got him out of jail all those years ago because, that’s what family does…

      *shudders*

    • pup
      October 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Oh dear Lord….don’t say that!! That would put me in fetal position, in a corner, humming negro spirituals and wondering what is my life. Lord, fix it!

      • October 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

        Harrison is a daddy plant. Note last week when he shows the Gladiators the CD, the same one shows up with Cyrus to point fingers at Jeanine. Later Daddy Pope tells Cyrus he was handed a gift and he needed to not let it go to waste. He may not be related to Liv but he and the dad definitely have a connection. Knowing, Daddy Pope he would want someone close to his daughter at all times, especially knowing Huck was close but wouldn’t turn on Liv.
        Great recap Luvvie.

        • Kwan
          October 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

          He’s def. not B613 b/c that episode with the assassins, he was all nervous and let out a deep sigh after convincing them to put down their guns. Also he got hemmed up by Huck when trying to get him to give up that trollop Becky.

          Unless B613 has multiple divisions but I agree he knows her dad someway even if he’s not her brother. He and Rowan have the same goal to keep Liv’s name clean.

          • Camille
            October 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

            I don’t know, it seems like B613 teaches folks how to act for Oscars and life. Rowan/Eli/King Goon seemed like a concerned father for a hot minute. Jake seemed sane. If Harrison is B613, or B612.5, he could have been acting like he couldn’t handle himself.

          • boredatwork
            October 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm

            B612.5, yes I think that’s it!

  2. creoletnkrbelle
    October 11, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I’ve been lurking on this here magnificent website for years, and this HERE episode brought me to the light!!

    When Huck grabbed Olivia, I seriously stood up and was looking for some Vaseline! Olivia you in trouble now girl!

    Baby Huck needs a stadium full of seats, there is enough strife with Daddy Goon around.

    Needless to say, several hours late I am still verklempt!!!

    • vanitaapplebum
      October 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

      I screamed for 1.25 minutes then rocked back and forf mumbling 752 after this episode ended. #stilltryingtogetmylife

      • Momongo
        October 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        752, LMAO!!

      • May
        October 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm

        LMAOOOO!!!!! @ 752!!!

  3. Leilani
    October 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I thought Olivia was checking the morgue for Jake not Huck? Did I miss something??

    And when her daddy said “I will explain to you how to behave in my presence.” I almost thought he wasn’t above throwing her in the whole.

    Btw, Quinn will forever be a f*ck up. Just… I’m gonna go cry cuz Huck charged up Liv in the worst way and she might have deserved it *sigh* Shonda does this to us every week

    • Leilani
      October 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Hole*

      • Shawnee
        October 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

        I think she was looking for Jake too.

        • Lauren C
          October 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

          I was just coming in to say that she was actually looking for Jake. If you recall, the last time she went to the morgue was the same night that Mellie met Jeannine. Other than that, yes Luvvie this ep sent me SO many places emotionally that I’m STILL unable.

          • October 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm

            She was looking for Huck in the flashbacks and Jake int he present.

          • heelgirl
            October 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

            Thank you so much! I thought I had lost all of my mind when she was looking for Jake in the last clip because I swore she was looking for Huck in all the others.

    • Taylor
      October 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Yes…She was looking for Jake. New hair, new coat…plus that’s when she left Jeanine in her apartment.

    • milaxx
      October 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Just double checked. It’s modern day hair. Liv is looking for Jake. Not sure why she would check morgues though. If daddy Pope gonna snatch someone I’m pretty sure he would make sure there was no body to be found.

  4. Carriecnh12
    October 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Ok first lemme say that the writers for this show are too full of jokes, and like to tickle our funny bones in the most unexpected ways. ACME Limited the fact that this is used as a reference for fake companies in a whole bunch of movies and cartoons is to hilarious. This show truly is full of Anamaniacs and ridiculous characters.

    Pres Casper’s man orbs are not presidential at all, he only caved because he don’t like Liv standing up to him and because Cyrus let him know he ain’t the real Commander in Chief of anything, he is just a pawn on the biggest chess board of politics. So there he was trying to show he had brass cajones when in fact they’re just aluminum.

    Liv wants her Jake back and she is going to need him because she done shattered Huck’s heat into teeny tiny pieces, I hope he dose’nt stop taking showers again, I can’t stand seeing him so broken and verklempt.

    Mellie is about to loose her mind these people keep throwing wrenches in her plans and like a woman scorned she is about rain hell fire on everyone around.

    P.s. Did anyone notice how the episode stated with Fitz saying Hi to Liv and ended with Jake saying it to he? Fitz is about to realise that he ain’t the only man in town.

  5. Rina
    October 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I liked that this episode was not an “explosive” one but gave us a lot of answers. Olivia hopefully will send Quinn’s ass packin’ she cannot be trusted! Harrison knows about Liv’s father. Even though he didn’t say much his demeanor indicates he is very aware. Huck will come around. His life is better because of Olivia. We don’t get to pick our parents. She had a reason for not telling Huck about Rowan. I’m loving Fitz even more with each episode. He’s finally paying by his own rules ( and Liv’s) and it’s about time. Mellie is a mess as usual and STILL can’t carryout a plan. All her plans end up falling flat. Yes Fitz did confess, but it had nothin to do with her and her threats. Once again for him, it’s all about Olivia. I know he’s TIGHT about saving Jake though! Anything for Olivia. I enjoyed this episode.

    • Ashamai
      October 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Rina, I was looking for someone else who thought like this. Everybody thinks Fitz is weak and trying to take the easy route. I disagree. I think Fitz is playing a deeper game than we know. He declawed Mellie quite effectively by leaking Livs name, knowing Liv would ultimately be able to handle it. I think Prez Ghost has plans we are blissfully unaware of. That press conference pulled errybody’s punk card in one fell swoop. I am here for Fitz!

      • Momongo
        October 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

        Loving Fitz this week he was BOSS!!!

      • October 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        I don’t think he declawed her at all actually. He leaked her name to force his OWN hand. He wanted the scandal to implode and force him to leave office, at which time he could divorce Mellie and marry Olivia. But the audience already knows that Mellie was NEVER going to release Olivia’s name because she still loves Fitz.

        TLDR: Fitz is a punk and Mellie and Olivia should team up.

  6. dawn
    October 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

    THIS! This recap right here was me last night.

    I was and still am damn mad at Quinn for snooping! What is this girl’s problem? Can’t she get when someone is telling her to go have a seat and sip an OJ til it’s over?

    And when Huck brassed up Liv?! *gasp* I died. I was done cuz it is ALL over now. What Liv gonna do w/out Huck?

    Fitz won in my book with the presidential balls one liner. And that .gif is making me cackle!

    • Serenity
      October 11, 2013 at 9:12 am

      She has Jake now….

      • E
        October 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

        Uhm, Jake has been in the hole. It hasn’t been that long, but I am sure his mind is not right. And Jake is no Huck.

      • karebear
        October 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

        I don’t trust Jake now. his release was too easy. Daddy used him as a bargaining chip to get what he wanted(Jeanine/Fitz) but I think he has Jake really working for him. Remember, Jake was helping Fitz BUT he was really working for Daddy Pope

        • October 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

          Oh course Jake is working for PapaPope, they showed Jake handing over the his & Olivia’s sex tape to Rowan before we knew he was Rowan.

  7. Tip
    October 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

    This episode right here!!!! It answered so many questions but created much more.

    1. How did Huck get out of B613 in the first place? I always thought Liv freed him somehow and I know she must be the one who had been keeping him safe recently. But how did he end up in the subway in the first place?

    2. What is going to happen when Cyrus (and Jake for that matter) finds out Head Goon is Liv’s dad?

    3. Who do you think really freed Jake? Daddy Dearest or the Prez? Both?
    I think daddy did but I think Fitz thinks his “presidential balls” did it. Now he walking around thinking he really did something.

    4. When will we learn what Fitz and Jake did, whatever they where that was so horrible it even made Cyrus clutch his pearls?

    5. Who thinks (like me) that Liv’s mom is dead but that dad had something to do with it and that why he couldn’t gave her and sent her away?

    6. Why has Harrison been so quiet lately?I thought this would be his season.

    Whew. That’s all I got right now…oops that’s a lie

    7. Why does Liv have no security? Seriously she has been stalked,paparazzi ed, attacked and almost killed at that place.

    • Tip
      October 11, 2013 at 8:09 am

      5. …couldn’t face her…

      • QuitaP
        October 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

        1) He was freed from the whole when he finally said that he didn’t have a family. When he couldn’t kill anymore, Charlie told him to disappear. He disappeared to the train station.

        2) Heads will roll!

        3) Papa Pope freed Jake in exchange for Sunday dinners. Fitz told Liv that he couldn’t get him out, so it will probably be surprised when finds Jake at Liv’s.

        4) Will find it out at the winter finale and season finale, I presume. It’s the secret of the season!

        5) Liv’s mom wanted out once she found out how crazy Papa Pope is and Papa Pope told her she had to disappear forever and leave Liv with him.

        6) Harrison definitely knows who he is. Sadly he’s either B613 or he was sent to keep watch over Liv once she disowned her Dad. I think Harrison told Papa Pope her name was leaked as Pres. Ghost’s mistress and that’s why Papa Pope picked her up in the S2 finale. It would be hilarious if Papa Pope thinks Liv should be with Harrison!!!!

        7) Her security is piss poor. She needs to convince SS Tom to retire and guard her at all time. I really want SS Tom though. He always got your back!!!!!

        • dreamgirl
          October 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

          Cyrus knows daddy goon is Olivia’s father. While they were creating the kill folder he saw the picture and looked all types of uncomfortable. I wonder how it will play out though.

          • Kimberly
            October 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

            Cyrus doesn’t know about Papa Pope. Remember he asked Jeanine where all the family photos were and she said there was none.

    • milaxx
      October 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Charlie let him go instead of killing him as he was ordered. I think as long as he was just mumbling in the subway B613 didn’t care. Sadly he attracted Liv’s attention.

      • Tip
        October 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

        Thanks you two I remember that storyline now. Charlie didn’t have the heart to kill his protege.

  8. October 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

    That last gif made my shoulders dance as I read to myself on the train.

    I now understand the hysteria of being a Gladiator. The show ended and I’m like”Wait, NO! Where’s the rest? They can’t do me like this!”

    Harrison is moving in silence like a G, which is why he’s so quiet.

    Someone needs to put Baby Huck in timeout.

    Rowan is officially a bigger monster than Syrus, and I don’t know how dinner with him would happen without dishes being thrown.

  9. huhsaywhat?
    October 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Thanks Luvvie. I needed this recap in my life this morning.

    Last night’s episode left me with so many questions. So many tears for fears..lol

    1. How can Liv and Huck reset their relationship after he choked her out like that? Hell, I was holding my own neck, while watching that ish.

    2. What is Quinn’s purpose? Other than to irritate the hell out of me and everyone I know? She obviously still resents Olivia and I don’t trust her. If she’s not a gladiator, she needs to step.

    3. Why does EVERYbody know where Olivia lives, and she’s ok with it? After Amanda Tanner, I would’ve moved.

    4. Why does Olivia keep leaving witnesses on her couch? When Janine’s phone rang, I just KNEW she was about to get got.

    5. Were Olivia’s trips to the morgue in search of Huck years ago or for Jake in current day? I won’t have time to watch again until later to confirm, so any insight on this is appreciated.

    *still processing*

    • Tip
      October 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

      1. I dunno. Maybe there’s a one choke out clause in Goon Code. I hope so because they go together like pad and carrots.

      2. I have NO idea! I’m guessing (hoping) Shonda has a reason other than irritating us.

      3. Exactly. I asked the same thing

      4. She should make them hand over cell phones upon entry.

      5. Not sure I thought Jake in present day but it could’ve been a flashback. Maybe both to parallel her two relationships with B613 men. I need to rewatch.

    • Mak
      October 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

      I thought that she was at the morgue looking for Jake in the present time. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me. Why would she even be looking for Huck in the past? She was aware that he was “arrested”, I think at that time she wasn’t thinking about him possibly being killed.

    • milaxx
      October 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

      I thought most of the trips to the morgue were for Huck and the last one was for Jake. I need to recheck and look at the hair to be sure.

      • Ashamai
        October 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        They were for Jake. The morgue guy said she wants to see dudes over 6 feet tall. That aint Huck. She never thought Huck was dead.

    • Trina
      October 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      2. Quinn’s a tool. For a writer, Quinn’s whole purpose is to cause trouble and keep the storyline interesting. Without her, there would be no epic Huck choke-out.

      You need characters that keep up mess (Quinn, Mellie, etc.) or Scandal would be a lot less Scandalous.

  10. rikyrah
    October 11, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I couldn’t stop laughing at the beginning of the show with the scene of Daddy Goon in his best Bill Cosby sweater at their weekly dinner. I’m like…oh no he isn’t doing his Bill Cosby impersonation.

    Huck…I still love you, Huck.

    We have to wrap our minds around that Huck feels as if the world just exploded.

    I mean, the crazy ass assassin that betrayed him and killed his ‘perfect’ play family is NOTHING compared to Huck believing Olivia betrayed him.

    That scene was hard as hell to watch, but Huck doesn’t have anything to hold onto now….Huck is so lost.

    Thanks Luvvie

    • rabbit
      October 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      just had a thought – what if quinn becomes his anchor now?

  11. CJ
    October 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Liv did NOT deserve to be hemmed up like that. I think Huck is more upset that her father is so high up in B613. I don’t see how they can come back from this. I’m just soooooooooooooooooooo forlorn. Who will Liv rely on now. Certainly not Harrison. They yanked his speaking roles.

    Quinn gots.to.go. Eff allof her life.

    I just can’t…why does Scandal do this to me EVERY week. Glass case of emotion

  12. Purple Dove
    October 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Thanks for the quick turnaround, Luvvie!

    Jeanine underpriced herself. $2 million? Crack prices.

    I thought Liv was looking for Jake. She could have gotten him out and sent him on his way. He can’t hang in the triangle.

    Edison… sigh…. he’s a good brother…. Papa Eli/Rowan went beyond gangsta on Edison and Liv and Cyrus.

    Acme: Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and of course, the Road Runner and Coyote! LOL!

  13. Lea
    October 11, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I almost bit all my nails off when Huck grabbed Olivia!

    Daddy Pope is like the evil bill Cosby. One minute he’s laughing and plying you with wine and the next he’s putting your boo in a car ‘accident’. Scary as hell.

    Harrison is up to something.

    I love that one Secret Agent guy. I like to imagine he goes home and writes in invisble ink in his diary.

    ‘Today, the prez had me give Olivia a phone while she was out jogging. They are totes getting back together!!!!’

    • QuitaP
      October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

      ‘Today, the prez had me give Olivia a phone while she was out jogging. They are totes getting back together!!!!’

      I laughed OUT.LOUD.AT.WORK reading this!!!!

  14. MarvyMds
    October 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

    When Rowan hit her with “You don’t know me like that!” I was all like, good day sir. lol. And then after all that she still had nerve to come over with Edison talking about how he makes sure that spies don’t get out of hand — yeah, how did that work out for you two?

    Quinn’s nosey azz created a real shyt storm, and I do not appreciate it one bit. I need for Daddy Goon to arrange a plane ride for her. Last week she was talking about killing an intern and this week she was meddling in family matters. Bye heffa.

    Huck will come back to Olivia yet again, but it may take a while. I did not like that scene but I understood it.

    And I have the feeling that Edison is going to reappear soon, and not just in a flashback.

  15. Brandihorse83
    October 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Let me just say that Daddy King Supreme Goon is about that life and he is not to be messed with!! When he read Olivia for the second time and told her “you don’t know me like that and sit down and pick up your menu” I fell of the couch and rolled around trying to soothe my hurt feelings!!! Why does everybody hate Fitz? I mean so he tries to do what Olivia wants at all times Hello he loves her and why does that have to make him weak?? He kept his promise to Olivia and got Jake out and through himself under the bus in the process and he made sure that Cyrus and Mellie’s dumb ass schemes didnt come to anything… I dont understand us females complaining about how men are so insensitive and won’t show their feelings and the moment they do we call them weak? Anyhoo how about Huck slamming Livs head into the car I felt that shit!!! I hope this doesnt mean that Huck is leaving the group and Olivia needs to put that white hat down and pick up a badassed charcoal grey one because she just can’t keep the white one on…. and its ok as people we all do sneaky underhanded nasty shit to each other and sometimes it for a greater purpose. I am glad Jake is out of the hole but he needs to stay in his damn lane and cool it with all that HI shit.. that is not his line so he needs to keep it outta his mouth!! Where is my back story on Harrison?? and lets kill Quinn she is the worst!! and I as I say every week I am here for Fitz and Harrison!!

    Oh and I hope they don’t write and pregnant Olivia Pope into the season even if Kerry Washington herself is pregnant….. nobody wants to see that shit…. bc its going to boil down to who is the father Fitz or Jake since she had unprotected monkey sex with them both back to back ( no judgement) and if it is fitz’s she is going to say its jakes to protect everyone…. I can see and smell that story line a mile off and it sucks…. so let keep Olivia baby free and in those fierce coats and jackets!!

    • shadgg02
      October 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

      I was totally thinking that if Kerry is pregnant, they might include it, but I think King Goon of the Universe will “convince” her to say it’s either Jake’s or Senator Pudding Pop’s.

      my ultimate thought: Ok, with King Goon going OFF every episode so far like he is The HNIC, I’m HOPING Harrison is being a silent ninja and trying to find Liv’s mom, bring her in and read Rowan for filth, shutting him down!

    • Serenity
      October 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Maybe her father had her artificially inseminated when she was in the hospital after she passed out from her fight with Jake. It could happen…

  16. Kema B
    October 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

    “I think red wine tastes like shoe polish, despair and inconsideration. Maybe I too need to drink some fine red.”

    “He’s totally getting coal and an acapella Rihanna CD for Father’s Day for at least 10 years.”

    “Jake is standing there looking like he’s been dropkicked him through the goalposts of life.”

    Lmaooooooooooo. Luvvie how exactly am I supposed to breathe with lines like this. Hilarious recap

    • Tip
      October 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Oh yeah. Luvvie I meant to recommend Meiomi pinot noir. I don’t like red wine but I love that.

    • Keta B
      October 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      These lines put me OUT! Ya heard me?!

      I’m sitting here still giggling about “coal and an acapella Rhianna CD”.

      Thank you SOOOO much Luvvie, I needed to laugh like this.

  17. KemaB
    October 11, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I for one loved this episode so much was reavealed. I thought Liv always knew about Daddy Ace boon Goons shenanigans so I was very surprised. Melliea plans always blow up in Mellies face. Ppl will make deals with the devil to get what they want if its important enough to them and Quinn is the absolute motherfugging worse nosey heifer and I will always be here for Tom.

    Liv should’ve never lied to Huck. I get why she did but he is to fragile he needs something right in his life and she was that and now she isn’t he can’t deal and she may lose him.

    Daddy Goon is scary as hell. He is controlling, manipulative and mean and if I was his wife I would pretend to be dead too but let’s be clear he runs absolutely everything. I have a theory that Hareiaon may just be the fake dead mom’s son only but he knows how evil Rowan can be.

    I can’t wait to see where things go from here!

  18. pup
    October 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Papa Goon is just ’round wrecking shit. Made Huck go batshittier crazy than he already was. But I forgive Huck, love a man who can and will make folks disappear. Liv was protecting Puddin Pop…who knew?! But Jake needs to Neosporin and git. Can’t have him coming between Olitz now. Mellie has confirmed that she sits at the right hand of Satan…that heifer. Quinn could get by a drone and at this point, I would not have a phuck to give. She is so irritating, somebody drop her nosey ass in a hole. Those flashbacks gave me all kinds of life though, Scandal is just hellacious on my blood pressure.

  19. Serenity
    October 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Here are my questions….

    (1) What could her father have done to cause the initial rift? Sheeeeit I KNOW I would have no problems asking Daddy to pay for law school up front.

    (2) Olivia Doesn’t have a guest room? Really that apartment/condo/whatever only has 1 bedroom????

    • Tip
      October 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

      I think it was the whole “send me off to boarding school like I’m an inconvenience after my mom died when I really needed my dad the most” anger

      And I’m busy gonna assume the rent is too d@mn high

    • Tall Slim Brown Skin
      October 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      she lives in dc and for some reason ppl pay some paper for real for a studio in Dupont. like serious under yo mattress, count it, its all there money

  20. Drea823
    October 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Thank goodness for this recap because I missed the first 30 minutes. I love Luvvie like Terio loves his snacks!

    Man, listen…I can’t even…….I’m just….this damn show is to damb murch! Daddy Goon is not playing no kinda games.

    I hope they’re not writing Huck off the show, because I’m not here for Quinn’s nosey, meddling ass.

    I’m still thinking Jake may not be back as a good guy.

    Mellie gotta GTFOH with her sneaky a$$!

    I think Harrison is definitely related to Liv. Shonda needs to hurry up and write a show all about him.

    I like this new tough guy act Fitz got going on but he know damn well he don’t run things. They just let him cook every now and then.

    • Max
      October 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Did anyone remember to quote:

      Cyrus: You’re evil.

      Mellie: You’re welcome.

      FIERCE!

      I have to say, I love me some Fritz now and then, and nobody can get down in a broom closet like the PREZ, but I’m actually feeling Olivia and Jake for the first time, and I wasn’t having JAKE AT ALL last season.

  21. shadgg02
    October 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

    wait….. with Liv having dated Pudding Pop 5 yrs prior, explains why he would just randomly pop up at the apartment in Season 2 and she didn’t seem concerned.

    that file…… imma need for Shonda’nem to come out with it but something tells me it won’t be until the end of the season.

    Harrison is doing some stealthy gladiating, I’m convinced. he’s a little too quiet for me….but then again, so has the entire office. I guess with the story turning inwards to give more life to the characters, clients are hard to come by right now.

    Luvvie, I’m cackling at these gifs…..they are too spot on!!! if I wasn’t in my bed last night, watching, I would have been sliding to the floor repeatedly.

  22. brendadc
    October 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I wonder if Poppa Pope wants his daughter to be happy with any man. What is the deal with that? Obviously he doesn’t want her with Fitz Edison, or Jake, so who is the right guy for her? I don’t know how Huck and Olivia will deal after he hemmed her up. All I could think about during that scene was Wu-tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck.” Until next week!

    • funkmysoul
      October 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

      DEADDD at the Wu-Tang reference. I’m planning to re-watch the episode, now that song will be stuck in my head during the scene lmao.

    • huhsaywhat?
      October 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Protect Ya Neck! #Yaaaaaaaasssssssssssss

      You are hilarious!

  23. Bubssis
    October 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Ok Luuvie your recap is dead on! So much going on that I immediately went to the music in my head to make sense of it all. Welp, so what we learned last night was this:
    1. Daddy goon: Papa Don’t take no mess ( James Brown)
    2. Quinn- You talk to too much, homegirl you never shut up. ( Run DMC)
    3. Jake to Liv- Thanks for Saving my life! ( B. Paul)
    4. Olitz – Love, love love makes me do foolish things ( MR & Vandellas)
    5. To the rest of us: What’s Going On? ( M. Gaye)

  24. Chiquita
    October 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I had a nervous breakdown last night in front of the tv when Huck yanked Liv’s chain (neck). I’m still not quite over it. Then Shonda gonna go throw Jake in the mix. HUH? How can anyone breathe after last night’s 60 minutes of drama?!

    And who knew that Senator Byron Whitley was such a good ass actor?! Where he been hiding since Hillman College???

    • Jada07
      October 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Senator Whitley?!? LOL

  25. Michele Sometimes
    October 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Okay, Remind me again why you call him Rowan?

    • October 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

      That’s his name too. He is Rowan AND Eli!

  26. funkmysoul
    October 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I’ve been silently stalking these Scandal reviews for a while now, Luvvie you never fail to give me life! It is about time we had some insight into Liv’s back story. Joe Morton as Daddy Goon is EVERYTHING. He is SO sinister but I love his character. He makes me wanna call up my dad and say, “I love you, thanks for not being sociopathic killer” LOL. Nobody want it with Daddy goon! As far as I’m concerned, he is the puppet master and errybody else (including Liv, to an extent) are his puppets.
    I’m glad Fitz finally grew some balls and started being presidential for once. I felt bad for Jeanine, but I was rolling when she mentioned the $2 millli. ol’ girl was tryna get paid #Lewisnkytaughther
    I actually like Mellie, but she got played in this episode. Beyonce’s “Ring the alarm” or Kells’ “when a woman’s fed up” should her ringtone by now lolol.
    Chile…I am GENUINELY UPSET about Huck and Liv. I was all looking forward to seeing their tight relationship develop, now it’s all ruined  smh whyyyy. I am eem mad at Huck, I can see why he was so angry but damn. When he put dem pawz on Liv…got me like, Momma Noooooo!
    That was Liv’s homie, now she’s got no one. Something tells me Quinn and her nosey ass will start developing a closer relationship w/ Huck now. I was ALMOST starting to warm to Quinn a lil’ and she goes and does this. Sure Huck needed to know the truth but that wasn’t her place imo. Huck must feel like Dr. Frankenstein fo sho. He dun created a monster.
    I don’t care for Olitz at all but I am not here for Jake either. I don’t hate the dude, he’s just so dull and unappealing to me. That said, imma try and give him the benefit of the doubt and see how things go.
    I didn’t want Harrison’s fine self to be the secret half-brother that everyone thinks he is, but after seeing his dodgy reaction to seeing Rowan, I’m now convinced there’s no reason other than he is Brolivia pope.
    Oh, for the love of God, CAN OLIVIA PLEASE INVEST IN BETTER SECURITY?!

    • fun
      October 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      ain’t mad*

  27. max
    October 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Did anyone remember to quote:

    Cyrus: You’re evil.

    Mellie: You’re welcome.

    FIERCE!

    I have to say, I love me some Fritz now and then, and nobody can get down in a broom closet like the PREZ, but I’m actually feeling Olivia and Jake for the first time, and I wasn’t having JAKE AT ALL last season.

  28. October 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

    The last 5 minutes of this episode slayed me as usuay, I mean HUCK??! Whhyyyyy Liv? why????? I honestly think Harrison knows a LOT more than he’s saying. He was looking shifty the whole episode.

  29. Joell
    October 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Quinn will forever get the *side eye* from me, nobody ask her to be Hawaii 5.0.

    I need Harrison too seriously save the day. What is his back story? I guess we will have to come up with all these outrages theories.

    Abby’s makeover was everything. It gave me just enough life.

    I guess I got to rock back in forth like Ms.
    Celie Johnson did in the color purple. Until next week.

    • Momongo
      October 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      I like Abby this season, Quinn on my shish list though

  30. Niki
    October 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Two things:

    1) That damn Presidential balls GIF is EVERYTHING!!!

    2) 00-Perkins?!?! I’m about to get fired laughing in court at this one!! 🙂

  31. Andrea
    October 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    CTFU @ “He’s totally getting coal and an acapella Rihanna CD for Father’s Day for at least 10 years.”

    Luvvie, ma’am, you get me. I am here for Rihanna and her non singing antics tho.

  32. October 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Awesome…but I agree with above post from fellow Gladiator…I think the morgue thing was present day hoping it would not be Jake.
    I too was annoyed at Huck…but he reacted in hurt, not hate and could never hurt Liv despite her little “white” lie. When all is said and done…Huck knows that Livi has his back…and I believe he still has hers.

  33. PrinaJ
    October 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Liv was definitely looking for Jake in the morgue in real time. Because the mortician referenced having to call her every time a 6 ft male came in. Huck isn’t that tall.

    Luvvie your recaps are everything. I never leave comments but felt led by the spirit today because I ain’t here for grape jam either! Lol

  34. October 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I had to delay watching until today — and just know that epic wall slides can occur during the day! Ooo Lord! So I co-sign on the “Harrison is too quiet” tip as well. Daddy Goon is a monster BUT so is Mellie Grant! love her.

    As far as wine goes– I like reds and I am in PhD poverty unlike Olivia and her Dad — I recommend Apothic Red; and Ménage a Trois. Both under $20 all delicious from my perspective — I stick with Malbecs and red blends the most.

    • Serenity
      October 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Can you buy ‘fine wine’ at the gas station or Kroger?

    • SmoothOperator
      October 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I love Apothic Red. I vibe with Liv’s lushy wine affinity. I drink just about any kind, but I don’t really do super sweet anymore. Lol and you CAN find Apothic Red in Kroger’s and it really should be about $10. Pretty good blend.

      P.S. Lmao @ PhD in poverty! Girlllllll……the struggle.

      P.P.S. This made me think of “Things Bougie Black Girls Say” lol.

      • ORH
        October 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        The comments have given me life, but good tip on the wine. I have not tried that one.

  35. E
    October 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Ok…now just a few quick things

    1) Olivia – She needs to stop trying to fix stuff all the time, and learn how to tell the people in her life the truth. She is so busy trying to protect everyone that she leaves herself exposed. Fitz, Edison, Jake, her team…when is enough, enough. Maybe this thing with Huck will open her eyes to that. I know Huck will come around, but there is going to be some weirdness and angst and I am not here for it, but can’t wait to see it. (see, Shonda got life not making sense).

    2) Quinn – maybe she should try some of her secret spy killer moves on herself. I get that she wants to know more about Liv, but there is a secret agenda there. Payback maybe?

    3) Mellie/Cy – They are the grandest goons, I love every bit of their evil. Too bad they are having to realize that their puppet has taken hold of his own strings – which brings me to…

    4) Fitz – I am the first to admit/agree, he is a little soft where Olivia is concerned. But i think he may be overplaying that to keep folks in the dark about what’s really going on. I still say that he has a plan for everyone and he is picking them off one by one. He shot Sally down last night; had her mouth hanging open like the Grand Canyon. One down, more to go. I think his mentality is “If I can’t have what I want, no one can.” I love it. Mellie can’t have his love, Cyrus can’t control him and BEST BELIEVE – on that list is JAKE CAN’T HAVE LIV. There is a reason Fitz helped get Jake out, and it isn’t just cause Livvie asked him to. Fitz has a mind f**k or two up his sleeve. We are going to find out that the Prez is the auditioning for the role of grandest goon of all. Not just the Granny Killing Goon, I mean the Grandest Goon.

    Huck – Wooo, wooo, wooo. Woo, woo, woo. That’s all I have to say on that. Get Huck a rocking chair, some Febreeze, and hold on to your watches cause he is about to wild out. He is coming for you Daddy Pope, cause he wants to know where his family is!

    Rowan – If you took every thug, gangsta, killer and psychotic man in the world and made a potion out of their DNA, you couldn’t make half the Monster that this dude is. He has so many secrets and causes so much drama that both his personalities (Eli and Rowan) have therapists. I can’t wait for the next bomb to drop. This man has given me more heart palpitations in 2 episodes than I have had in my whole life. Something in my gut says that Olivia’s mom was part of Operation Remmington…plane crash.12 years old. Fitz and Jake were Navy pilots. Hmmmmm.

    Harrison – What is this cat hiding? I don’t think he is Liv’s brother, I think her dad hired him to keep an eye on her. All this time, he was a plant. Not sure if he is B-613. Maybe he is the child of someone Rowan killed, and he took care of him the way he should have taken care of Liv. Just a thought…

    Jake – I am sorry, this dude spied on Liv, slept with her cause her daddy said so, and generally just made me dislike him. I ain’t forgot none of it either. So he shot someone for her, big deal. Fitz killed Verna to keep her outta jail. They’re even. I think he is going to be jacked up, but try to hide it from Liv. And she is going to act like she cares more than she does so she can get information out of him to take her dad down.

    Hands down my favorite part of last night was the tweet from Joe Morton aka Whitley’s Byron aka Papa Pope/Daddy Goon to Jeff Perry aka First Frenemy aka Miss Cyrus:

    “We are Fraternal Monsters”

    I Love it!

    • nichole
      October 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      I see where you are going with your comments but I disagree with one comment.

      I don’t believe Fitz killed Verna to keep Olivia out of jail. He killed Verna to save himself, his presidency, and his legacy.

      • E
        October 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        I can see it both ways, but I don’t think Fitz has ever cared about his Presidency that much. He has always been so quick to give it up. But when I think back to all the people who would have been afected: Teddy, Ella, Jerry, Karen…Cyrus, Mellie, Liv…he protected what and who mattered. He might have partially done it to save himself, but he did it to save those involved as well.

    • brandihorse83
      October 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      I totally agree with all your comments about Fitz this is what I have been saying all along Fitz is secretly about that life and he is gonna show us soon I think he is a low-key goon and he is about to let everybody know it!!! TEAM FITZ!!

      • Erica
        October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        you’ve got to be at least a “low-key goon” to snuff out bedridden- liver cancer Verna! All the comments about Fitz being weak are surprising…It’s like folks forget he’s a goon in his own right!. Fitz got some ways about him…Shonda gave us a glimpse in season 2…and now in Season 3 I think Fitz is gonna show his ass in a big way! #Remington

    • SmoothOperator
      October 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      “Granny Killing Goon”!!!!!…. *flatline*

  36. irene
    October 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    OLITZ!
    just when i thought i was out they pull me back in .I thought I was over Olitz and I was hating FITZ but theres something about how he will do anything for Liv that just melts my heart and i dont find it weak at all he was just so sexy this episode . this episode was good but i sometimes wish shonda would slow it down a bit and let us get to know LIV as a character . I was a huge fan of SATC and a huge part of the love was that we got to know Carrie and her girlfriends so well . So i do hope we get to know liv better a girlfriend maybe?

  37. Devon
    October 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    My only contribution to the convo is that every time I see Edison, I think of this…

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Just-For-Men-Touch-of-Gray-Jet-Black-Gray-boxes-1-4-oz-each-/160930842396

    He will forever be Senator Just For Men to me.

    • Serenity
      October 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      you ain’t right for that. And why does it cost $88.99?

  38. audrey whitaker
    October 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I have nothing to add … Just wanted to say that I LOVE your Scandal commentary … and I think you should do the OFFICIAL Scandal recap every week.

    When I read your stuff I am hysterically laughing but you also give excellent recall of the event so if I miss anything …… I know I can get info on anything missed by reading your post!!

    Thnk you Ms. Luvvie 🙂

  39. nichole
    October 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I thought previous Scandal episodes were too much. Last night….

    My observations (and questions):
    1. Liv needs to teach members of our Senate and House how to deal with a “hot mic”.
    2. Fitz needs to accept that while Liv still loves him, she has a major thing for Jake. He put Jake in that position (or so he thinks). Mellie should use that, when and if she finds out.
    3. Poppa Pope to King Goon in less than a 1/2 of a second. Joe Morton is perfect in that role.
    4. King Goon was found out by his promotional product company pen.
    5. How cool is the name “Command”?
    6. I’m back to not liking Quinn again. Dang, she is nosy and not in a good way. She’s the reason for the beef between Huck and Liv.
    7. Why didn’t Poppa Pope just give Liv a bottle of that wine she liked?
    8. I think Huck is really, really mad about Command being Liv’s dad because we know he wants to kill him. Now he’s torn. Poor Huck
    9. If not Fitz (don’t like it either) or Edison (no way), who does Rowan/Eli want Liv to be with?

    Scandal never disappoints.

  40. Kayla
    October 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Sunday dinners are one hell of a drug! Why would weekly dinners be enough of a bargaining incentive for King Daddy Goon to release some nobody B6-13 agent? He doesn’t just want to read Livvie for filth on a weekly basis…

    Huck exits stage left. Enter Jake stage right.

    I like Abby’s seductress look even though I didn’t mind her hair pin-straight either. That eyeliner though?! MEOW! David’s goatee was cute too. His tweet made me cackle SO hard.

    Jeanine upset me. 2 mil just didn’t seem like enough to me.

    You guys have some good theories on here. I honestly can’t guess if Liv’s mom is dead or alive – the beauty about Shonda’s team is that EITHER option will lead to one hell of a story!

  41. Lynn
    October 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ok, daddy has tried to kill me. He don’t like any of my boyfriends/ lovers. Nothing I do pleases him. Yet, he is insisting on Sunday dinners. I think I’m gonna have to stop at KFC and bring my own chicken to our next sit down!!

    • Camille
      October 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you! I’d be worried about any glass of wine he poured. And he dumped Jake, fresh out the hole, on her doorstep and set a date for Sunday dinner like he had a dozen red roses delivered.

  42. October 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Luvvie,

    *sigh* As I sit here suffering from this excruciating Scandal hangover (and getting absolutely nothing accomplished as a result) all I can do is replay the WHOLE DAMN EPISODE in my head over and over. So many questions… I lost all of my cans, wills AND ables the moment Huck went all Ike on Liv. Somebody needs to call Shonda and get some damn answers cuz my blood pressure can’t handle alla this foolwangery. *deep sigh*

  43. Ayana
    October 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Your recaps ALWAYS do the most! (in a great way) And I am always here for it!!! There is just so much to comment on here but you had me with Fitz meme with the shades falling over his eyes!! I can’t!! After that line he could have moonwalked avway from Cyrus and I would have been good with that.

    Papa Pope is definitely the grand goon! The man can read for days and still have more to say! But why does he go by Rowan and Eli? What’s up with that??

  44. Joi
    October 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    After the show I kept thinking that there could be meaning behind Daddy Goon’s name. It’s a stretch but his names (Rowan/Eli) is just one L short of being an anagram for Orwellian.

  45. Toya
    October 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Always the best show on TV right now – no wonder it had such a huge season premiere!

    10 minutes in and liv’s daddy already breaking necks? lol amazing!!

    I always watch the show on projectfreetv or http://tvxstream.net/watch-scandal/ wherever you do watch it remember we’re all Gladiators!! lol

  46. Momongo
    October 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Huck will come around and Liv will forgive him I don’t think even after being grabbed like that she would hold it against Huck. I mean after he let her go she stood there and told him yes, I would have been running my butt away. And after that here come jake azz talking bout HI don’t he know that Fitz line…smh Also
    1. Olivia is a bad chick, she calmly took that mic off Jeannie and told her you lying is not about to happen!!! Love Liv
    2. Cyrus just looks uncomfortable and out of his element, Love it
    3. Fitz being bad azz is HOT, Love it
    4. I Love Tom, he is better than Hal any day
    5. Mellie looked real pretty last night along with Abby
    6. Harrison knows way more then we think
    7. Last week I thought Liv might me pregnant but thank goodness she had her wine last night!!!!
    Love Scandal this episode was better than last week….can’t wait for more!!!

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  48. October 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It’s interesting that Rowan’s also known as Eli, which reminds me of the NCIS character, Eli David who was the head of Mossad, a brilliant superspy, goon extraordinaire and worst father in the world…until he was assassinated, which is what I think will happen to Papa Pope. Somebody’s going to kill him, but it’s just a matter of who.

    Oh, and in another interesting twist Eli David had two kids: a girl and a boy, who were not only victims but perpetrators of his dastardly schemes.

    • October 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      OOOOOO Marsha!!! You just blew my mind. Girl and Boy. Liv and Harrison, mayhaps??

      • R from Florida
        October 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

        More over look at the name origins for both Eli and Rowan and you will see the brilliance of the writing team 🙂

  49. Lafemme
    October 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Dang, do they have cheddar bay biscuits at these dinners? I’m saying.
    I am done. I did that Dracula/Cookie Monsta laugh after that. LMAOO.

  50. SmoothOperator
    October 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Okay so this blog gives me absolute LIFE!!!!!!! I have NEVER loved a t.v. show as much as I love Scandal. It’s magical.

    1. JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I was literally bouncing because I knew he was at the door that moment that Liv was on the phone. I don’t know why I love he (yes, “he”). I hope he’s not completely bat shid crazy from being in the hole :(. I wanna nurse his azz back to health.

    2. Mannnnnnnn, I had my eyes bugged OUT when Huck was choking the hell out of Olivia like it was me! I was scurred!!! I know her ass had trouble sleeping about that.

    3. Daddy Good is scary as PHUCK! I don’t really know what I would have done when he came at me like that during dinner. I was happy that Liv walked away like a G, because I would have probably fainted lmao.

    4. Daddy Goon broke up Liv and “Senator Pudding Pop” (slays me errrytime)…awwwwww shiiiiitttttttttttt. Daddy Goon be doing the most *side eye*.

    5. Jake!

    6. For a minute President Ghost (or my favorite name for him, “Casper”) got on my nerves, but I think there’s way more to him than we know. He’s a “sleeper”. Which is exciting. He’s playing with ya’ll!!!! I think I was only really pissed at him because I began to peep what he was capable of and wasn’t really sure if he was playing some elaborate game with Liv (pardon me and my suspicious scorpio ways).

    7. Cyrus is still a monster. (I absolutely loved that little face off with Mellie “You may be an animal, but I’m a MONSTER.” My heart went into palpitations.).

    8. Harrison: You up to something.

    9. Red head chick: Looks fab with her new make over!!! Get it, byyyyytch!!!!

    10. YOU ALL SLAY ME! I LOVE IT! XOXO!!!!!!

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  52. R from Florida
    October 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

    This episode was everything but it left many, many things to consider…

    Cyrus…made no moves?

    Mellie…essentially muted although she may believe Fitz took her bait

    Eli/Rowan/Daddy Don’t Play that…Well Damn, I will never like this actor again, he is too good at being evil 🙁
    Harrison…why they cut my baby out this time?

    Abby…Turnt up in the make up may be a clue about her next moves

    Quinn…she is the one who holds a lot of power right now even though she doesn’t know it. That girl done learned all the secrets!!!!!!!

    Fitz…Whatever you want, its alright with me. She’s got that whip appeal!!! Real G, but why he had to do Sally like that???

    WhOliva…Damn girl you should have got all that plane to work through some of these issues.
    Huck…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: NO 7:52ING

    Great episode now we don’t know who is really on first and calling the shots.

  53. overit
    October 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

    This made me lmao: “His lovesick ass is all “Do it, boo! I luh you, babe.” Because that whole conversation I was just like Fitz got it bad,and he on some everything that used to matter, don’t matter no more, Like my money, all my cars
    (You can have it all back)
    Flowers, cards and candy!

    Let me stop lol, but that is his theme. Fitz kicking the rain puddle and everything. Sometimes I wanna get them both committed for their fantasies that get them through (not here for grape jam neither!) but then other times I feel bad for their trapped in the closet arses.

    Quinn: Need her to be injected with some amnesia and left in a hotel in Idaho. Please be seated, heffa! Damn. She had me talking to myself like “she is not real, it’s a show her name is Katie Lowes”.

    Huck: I was like Damn, Damn, Daaaaamn (RIP Esther Rolle) When he charged at Liv I was like “it was the hyenas Huck, they are the real enemy!!!” I totally understand how he feels. He has no idea what she knows but I hope he gives her a chance to explain. Liv is a victim of her dad too in her own way.

    Harrison: Talk ninja! How do you go from talking at the speed of light to silence?

    Ugh I’ll be back, too overwhelmed!

    • Momongo
      October 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Leave her in a hotel in IDAHO, LMAO!!!!

  54. October 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    “He’s totally getting coal and an acapella Rihanna CD for Father’s Day for at least 10 years.” <– LOLLLLLL. *Dead*

  55. Morgan
    October 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    But what I want to talk about is how good Olivia and her daddy are at Looking Happy but talking slick, without sound they looked like Cliff and Lil Rudy Chatting it up.

  56. October 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    my home girl brought me to your site and i LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE it now i see what she’s been talking about. your recaps are wonderful and very entertaining. keep up the amazing work.

  57. irene
    October 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    i do hope Shonda branches out in the cases that olivia takes i wouldnt mind seeing Liv and OPA interacting with rap stars athletes and TV personalities (Paula Deene?) who are in trouble for various reasons and need the help of a fixer Wouldnt it be fascinating to see Liv interacting with a P Diddy type and him trying to flirt with her ?

    • say what?
      October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      no

  58. Danielle
    October 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I LOVE your reviews! I swear I do!

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