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Say Hello To My Little Friend: Scandal Episode 304 Recap

Scandal stays messier than an episode of Hoarders. And Rowan/Eli Pope ain’t gon let chaos die because he is here to create more mess. Especially with this whole Operation Remington thing.

Operation Remington small

But let’s jump right in!

Daddy’s the Devil – Liv is kicking Jake out her apartment because she wants nothing to do with him. She says her dad will not hurt her and Jake tells him her daddy is the devil and would “slit your throat and drink your blood.” She’s SPOOKED, talmbout she can’t be involved. Ma’am, you’re the reason he’s outta jail because of them damb Sunday dinners your promised. Jake from State Farm bounces as Liv’s phone rings.

Whiskey Withdrawal – Huck goes to his AA meeting to talk about how he fell off his “whiskey” wagon and he loved it so much. He is zero days sober from killing because of the Grand Goblin. Standing in the doorway being a creep is Quinn and her phone rings, which blows her secret presence and Huck sees her. How you gon spy on someone with your phone ringer on, Baby Huck??

Straddling the Line – Scandal’s writers know they’re frisky for kicking off the scene with James sitting on top of Cyrus with “Open your mouth, Cy. Give it to me. I know you want to.” *Cackles* But what James wanted was a quote from his boo on the Senator who took a pic of his peen, sent it to an aide and she ended up dead soon after.

Senator Redwood Johnson – The calls that Liv, Quinn and Abby get are from Harrison, who is lets them know that they’ve booked a client, while hitting his Motown twirl like an original Temptation.

Harrison Happy dance 1 Harrison Happy dance 2

They’ve been struggling lately on that tip so it was cause for celebration. Their client? The very pervy Senator Richard Meyers being accused of murder of Desiree Oaks. His handle is “Redwood Johnson” and everyone is put off. But Liv has to be reminded that they need the money so they need him as a client. Oh how the mighty has fallen.

The Senator’s wife, Shelley, is supporting him, even though she knows how Ain’t Shit her hubby is. And she’s supported by her very legit french roll hairdo that is taking me back to elementary school days. Werk, Shells.

David Rosen (Lemony Snicket) is trying the case and he brings a slew of women up to testify about texts they’ve received from Senator Myers and they’re so nasty that you’d think he was tryna compete with 50 Shades of Grey. He’s 50 shades of perv.

Pervy witness 1 pervy witness 2

Re-Election and Realization – Governor Reston is running for President again, and you remember him as the Forever Butthurt man who got cheated out of the office because of Defiance. As President Ghost, Mellie and Cyrus watch TV, Fitz is reading the newspaper and sees a tiny story announcing the death of Peter Foster. That is the guy who tried to tell him about Operation Remington last week. Now he’s dead. OOP.

Shift to Slut-Shame – The Gladiators are trying to figure out how to get Senator Redwood out this jam and Liv tells them to find out if Desiree had other men. Quinn: “Are we really going to…” and Abby cuts her off with “slut-shame a dead girl?” ALL ABOARD!” and I cackled. Abby’s snark is working for me lately.

In court, the defense rolls out a possible Sugar Daddy to get the jury to side-eye the dead girl and David objects but he ain’t got no grounds so he had to occupy his seat.

Mouthy Mellie – A Congresswoman named Josephine Marcus is also running for President and Mellie isn’t taking her serious at all. After a press conference she has, Mellie is asked what she thinks about Josephine and she gives a perfectly PC answer. But when she’s out of earshot, she tells another Congresswoman (Dandridge) that Marcus is trailer trash. BUTTTTTTT Dandridge’s mic was still on. WHOOPS! Mellie gotta put her pump in her mouth cuz FAIL!

Shoutout to the fact that they got Lisa Kudrow aka Phoebe Buffay playing Josephine. LOVED her, and I hope they slip in a mention of a “smelly cat” for my own amusement.

Huckleberry Quinn – Back at the Gladiator office, Huck tells Quinn to stay out his business because SHE ain’t have no business spying on him. When she says she was worried, he tells her to back off. “I have appropriate emotional responses and I’m taking social cues for behavior.” Huck is my favorite robot. She then tells him she knows whiskey is code for killing. WHY IS QUINN ALWAYS IN SOMEONE’S BUSINESS?!? Chick NEVER takes cues to STFU. Learn THAT from Huck.

B613 Bros Unite – As he walks to his car, Huck spins around with his gun drawn and Jake is there with his. He says he just wants to talk. “We’re both wearing leashes. You and me and everyone who’s ever worked for that man. He owns us. And Liv.” Huck ain’t hearing it and peaces out.

Mole – There is a mole this time and it’s on Senator Meyer, who is still sending texts to random women AS HE’S ON TRIAL FOR KILLING ONE! Could you BE any more AINT SHIT, sir?!?

Remembering Peter Foster – Fitz is reviewing info on Peter Foster, dead navy dude and SSA Tom is giving him the run down, telling him that the man died broke and will be buried in a cheap box with no pomp and circumstance. Oh that won’t do. Instead, Peter gets a proper burial at Arlington Cemetery, where his only family member (his sister) attends. She’s surprised when the POTUS shows up and he tells her that her brother was a hero. He wants to pay his respects.

Salute Fitz

Homeboy knows something is up. Watching in the distance is Huck, who killed Pete last week.

And can I just say how much I LOVE the Scandal soundtrack? I am HERE for their music selections ALLATAHM! The song they played during this scene was Nina Simone’s “Wild is the Wind.”

Prying about Pete – James tells Cyrus about Fitz being at the funeral because the gravedigger Instagrammed a picture of him. Social Media won’t let NO ONE move in silence like a real G. Beene had no clue that Pete was even dead so he goes to meet up with Rowan the Goonish Goblin. Jake is hiding from the two but listening on their conversation. AW SNAP!

Jake Be Knowing – Jake shows up to the Gladiator office with a folder to tell Olivia that Peter Foster’s death is related to B613 and the White House. He was a pilot who flew 86 missions but only 85 show up. The one missing is more than likely Operation Remington. She ain’t tryna hear it so she dismisses him and tells him to leave her alone. Huck hears it all and when Jake leaves, he opens the folder and listens to the recording of Cy and Rowan and realizes that one of the numbers on it was tattooed on Peter. Huck now knows that Jake is on to something. AW SHIT!

Worst Lady – Cyrus snatches Mellie’s wig because her statements about Congresswoman Marcus are in the paper and he is letting her HAVE IT! He only lets up when Fitz shows up and tells him to leave her alone. In a super rare show of care, he grabs Mellie’s hand and she looks affected by it. See? Contrary to what folks say, Mellie DOES love that man. She wants power too but there’s love there. On her part, anyway.

Fitz Mellie hand 1 Fitz Mellie hand 2

Cyrus tells his aide, Ethan, to go to Congresswoman Marcus’ home state of Montana and find some DIRT for him on her.

Shelley Meyers Testifies – Shelley comes up missing but the Gladiators find her. She’s so over her trifling as husband and is scheduled to testify the next day. She doesn’t necessarily want him to go to jail but she also doesn’t want to lie for him. Liv tells her she doesn’t have to lie. When she takes the stand, she is questioned by David, who questions her ability to tell the truth since she’s testifying on behalf of her husband. But he loses that when he asks ”Do you love your husband Mrs. Meyers?” “No. My husband has disgraced his office and dishonored our marriage.” He can’t go to jail for being a low down dirty dog, but he was with her at home the night of the girl’s murder. WELP.

B613 Bro Visit – Jake knocks on Liv’s apartment door and Huck is with him. I see her building still ain’t got a security man because they be having ANY OL’ BODY rolling up to Olivia’s apartment. She aint e’em got a buzzer downstairs or nothing. I’m telling y’all. I bet Liv’s apartment has been checked into on Foursquare by now because EVERYONE knows her address. Olivia Pope’s apartment is listed in the yellow pages. I bet it’s on Google Maps with a pic of her in front.

Anyway, the fellas tell her about Operation Remington, which happened during the first Gulf War. The tattoos on Peter Foster were coordinates of the Navy flight plan. There were five Navy men on the ground during the mission and one person was flying a plane. That pilot was Fitzgerald Grant, and Pete was possibly covering up for something that went wrong.

Cyrus’ Shade and new info – Ethan comes back from Montana rocking cowboy boots and Cy tells him “This isn’t the Bush White House. We wear shoes. Thinking man shoes.” LMAO! There is NO shade like Beene shade! Anywho, the tea he spills is that at 15, Josephine Marcus was pregnant but she walked out the hospital with no baby and no birth certificate. OOP.

Free and Lies – Senator Meyers is waiting on the verdict and he tells Olivia that he understands now that his wife REALLY hates him. BUT he doesn’t understand why she lied for him on the stand, especially since she’s an attorney herself. The night the girl was killed, she was out shopping and he was at home. The jury comes back and says “Not guilty!” As Shelley and her french roll leave the courtroom, Liv catches up to her. She now knows that SHE killed Desiree. COLD-BLOODED! You can’t trust anyone still rocking a hairstyle from 1995 in 2013, anyway.

Remington Bygones – Cyrus tells President Ghost that he knows he went to Peter’s funeral, but he wants him to just let the past be the past. There’s levels to this Remington shit because Fitz just gives him a weak nod. Ooooooo! What a twisted web they all weave!

Whiskey Tango Huck – Quinn doesn’t ever stop with her annoying questions and Huck finally HAS IT with her!

HuckleberryQuinn 1 HuckleberryQuinn 2

He goes OFF and tells her to stop asking questions and stop being interested because he can tell that it’s because she seems to want to know what it’s like to kill. Baby Huck wants to drink whiskey, yall. And she might not ready for that to go down her throat.

Dabby Love – David Rosen can’t EVER catch a break or win a case. Poor Lemony Snicket. And him and Abby clearly still like/love each other. All episode, they’ve been trying to go on a date but things keep getting in the way and he doesn’t trust her all away because he thinks any attention she pays him has an ulterior motive. Well, he gets a picture from her and it seems she’s ouches SnapChatting David pics of her Love Pocket! HAAAA!!! She tells him she’s outside his door and he lets her in. The door closes behind them and OWWWWW!!!

Jake, Stress and Wine – The only thing that never disappoints Olivia is red wine and she’s at home trying not to lose her mind over the shambles that is her life. Her daddy is the head of a deadly top secret organization, the married love of her life is possibly involved in some terrible mission that happened and her sometimes boo is on her couch trying to comfort her. He tells her ”I’m not going anywhere” and makes her lay on his chest. Jake from State Farm is such a standup dude. They start making out (HEY NOW!) and the phone rings. Ringing phones are the worst cockblock ever!

Fitz’s Commanding Balls – The person on the other end of the phone call is President Ghost and Liv asks “Are you ok?” “I don’t know how to answer that.” But right then, Jake asks if she wants more wine. That was his way of being all “GIRL, LEMME DESTRESS YOU RIGHT QUICK!” I ain’t mad. Fitz hears Jake’s voice so he lets Liv go. Right then, his car door opens.

The President and his crew of two Secret Service dude roll down a hallway and I am HERE for that presidential STRUT! Hey boo hey!

PResidential strut scandal

They open a door and it’s to the office of Daddy Goblin, who seems surprised to see him there.

AW SHIT, SON!!! It’s going down. Fitz got GIANT Presidential balls to roll up to Command like that. WHOOOOOOOOO!!! So wait. WAYMENT. Does that mean he’s a part of B613?!?! FITZ WAS MUFUGGING B613?!?!? I don’t know but the thought is making my head spin because it means so much! Does he know Rowan is Liv’s dad? Has he known all along?

I can’t. I CANNOT. Too much.

CHILE… while you discuss that, in the preview for next week’s show, we see that the Gladiators will be representing Congresswoman Marcus. But more importantly, Olivia will be wearing this black and white dress while rocking an asymmetrical hairdo and promptly, efficiently and adequately SLAYING US ALL!!

I AM SO READY, LAWD!!!

So whatcha’ll think Fitz gotta say to Daddy Goblin? This showdown ain’t gon be about no picnics and catching up. President Ghost is the to get some answers! And I’m over here gleeful like Stewie in anticipation.

Stewie Glee

Check out CelebrateBlackTV.com for my top 10 moments from Scandal episode 303!

In case you’ve missed these previous posts I’ve written on Scandal, check them out to catch up:

* The Brolivia Pope Theory: Who is Harrison?
* The 5 Stages of Watching Scandal
* Guide to Scandal Character Nicknames

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88 Comments

  1. KemaB
    October 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    First thinks first your cuzzo’s dress for next week’s episode Yassss Gawd Hunty she better serve all of that fierceness cuz they ain’t ready.

    I love this episode for many reasons but the main was that we finally see that Fitzy ain’t no fool he got his hand in the cookie jar too can’t wait to see what he’s hiding and I agree it has something to do with Liv’s mom.

    Huck’s reading of Quinn should get its own Emmy award cause that heifer is working my nerves with her nosy ass

    P.s I cackled at everyone checking into Liv’s apartment at foursquare line because its so true

    • Ellyn
      October 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

      5 checkins gets you a glass of red wine and…a lil sumpin sumpin… 😉

  2. Kris
    October 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I can’t with your recaps. I’m trying not to giggle like a crazy person on the train right now. Jake from State Farm lol. Happy Friday

    • Londa
      October 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Sheesh. I’m so freaking slow! I JUST now let that “Jake…from State Farm” completely register and now I am in full howl at the moon mode; dying from laughter.

      Hahahahaha. Luvvie, chile, you are the best.

  3. Dia
    October 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Don’t knock a fried Twinkie ’til you tried one.

    • October 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

      They are really delicious with vanilla ice cream. #Dontjudgeme

  4. Chas.
    October 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I’ve been telling people forever that Fitz’s walk is EVERYTHING! He’s been watching President Obama videos for inspiration…

    But your re-caps are everything! Jake from State Farm tried it by calling out to live while she was on the phone though..loved it!

    • Jen Jen
      October 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Yes! “More wine?” = Back off, son!

      • Flyy
        October 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

        LMAO!! Yes!! That whole scene read like some jealous lovers from high school/undergrad. Jake was like the side-chick coming for the #1 Spot. He was all, “lemme let this other heifer know he ain’t bout this life.” *clears throat* More wine?

        Liv’s eyes was like “Oh no he didn’t just try to get out of pocket.” And then you saw Fitz’s face… saltier than a box of Mortons. #messy.

        And I loved every moment.

        • nichelle
          October 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

          this whole comment had me dying!

          i had to pause this scene, because i could not stop laughing when he was all ‘more wine?’ entirely too loud LOL i yelled out ‘SO MUCH SHADE!!’ in the office LOL

          i love this show, plus the recaps it’s all too much for my lifespace! 😀

    • Purple Dove
      October 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Tony G. has been watching the POTUS AND some Denzel movies…. Um hmmmm…. LOL!

      • Londa
        October 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

        Ooops, should have read all of the comments before I replied. I agree 100% with you.

    • Londa
      October 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Fitz’s inspiration is either President Obama or Denzel Washington. Either way, he can’t lose. That walk is commandingly sexy.

  5. Milaxx
    October 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I got so many feeling I think I need to rewatch. A few bullet points for now.
    ~Harrison’s booty shake.
    ~harrison being the only one focused on getting new biz, keeping the lights on, once again being the head gladiator he is.
    ~ The writes fake out with James & Cy in bed was cute.
    ~ The thought of Jake & Huck teaming up to bring down daddy goon.
    ~The presidential strut. Loved it when Clinton did it, loved it when Obama did it, loved Fitz doing it.
    ~Liv in that black/white dress from the previews.
    ~ I always felt that a small part of Mellie does indeed still love Fitz.
    ~ My crackpot theory on Fitz & Mission Remington. He froze or freaked out and killed a village of innocents or did something to almost botch the mission and Peter Foster stepped in and flew them all out and Fitz’s daddy had it all covered up so as to not ruin Fitz military career.

    • Jen Jen
      October 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Milaxx,

      That’s also been my crackpot theory from Day 1. Operation Remington = Dead women and babies. I figured Fitz was part of B613 as soon as we realized Jake was in the clique. There was a reason he utilized Jake to follow Olivia last season. They were both part of the brotherhood.

  6. Court
    October 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Great episode…but this one has me stumped. Was Fitz walking into ACME or was he walking into the museum that Eli uses as a front? It can’t be the front because that would mean that he knows Rowan as Eli Pope right? So does that mean that ACME has actual employees (those guys that Fitz walked past)? That one confused me.

    The other one? How did Rowan know that Huck was tracking him, but didn’t know that Jake was? I assume that is how Jake knew where to be and when, right? Or did Rowan know that Jake was there and is playing him?

    Ugh….that dance though. I need to see more of that.

    • Carla
      October 25, 2013 at 9:40 am

      OK, I thought the same thing! Like how Rowan let Jake get close enough to record his convo but he knew Huck was there. I think something is up with that too. Rowan hasn’t been that bad for that long to let Jake just get the goods on him like that. Rowan is the master chess player and it’s gonna go DOWN.

      • Barb
        October 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Unlike Huck, Jake didn’t walk by with gun in hand when Papa Pope stopped & answered the phone on the sidewalk.

        I figured that’s how he know Huck was following him. That and following him in the car.

        Also, Jake often met Command at the park / bench in 2nd season episodes.

    • colah
      October 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Yes, that was the same Acme office from the flashback (Ep ‘752’) when Huck got ‘hired’ on to b613. The same hallway Huck walked down. I’m sure because I just watched it this afternoon (I had to go back to Netflix and watch ALL over again to refresh and look for anything on Harrison).
      I don’t know which gives me more life: Harrison’s ass or that b&w dress from next week. Why are we already slain by it and the ep hasn’t even aired yet?!

  7. Rachmo
    October 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Harrison’s little jig killed me! And then I spent too much time this morning watching that gif and looking at his butt.

    • Ryan
      October 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Same here! lol

  8. Li
    October 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Why won’t Jake from State Farm tell Liv that on more then one occasion Daddy Goon let it be known that he does not care! Hell he had HER sex tape & was passing it around! & didn’t Daddy Goon summon her ? When He & Jake were haven’t late night meetings at the monuments? With & ol girl who subsequently broke into Liv’a apt with gun drawn trying to KILL her!!?!?

    • colah
      October 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Daddy Pope is not entirely here for Olivia to be happy. Remember she had a proposal from Sen. Puddin Pop and daddy he had him murked in a car accident. So peep this: Daddy would nearly kill the man that wants to MARRY Olivia and love her for real. But then he plants Jake with the intention of having him sleep with her so he can get it on tape. That’s pretty sick and it shows that he uses Liv because he knows how to bargain with her to try to keep her in check.
      Between Fitz and Jake, Olivia seems to have an affinity for ‘redwood’ tho. Teehee!

  9. Momongo
    October 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Fitz gone show y’all this season when he was walking down that hall I was like “go Fitz”, he isn’t as weak as everyone thinks. Okay this Jake situation is very cute however I think Jake is trying to use Liv to get to Rowan in the beginning he was trying to convince her that her dad would harm her too for the republic and then at the end he was like I am there for you and I am not going anywhere, Jake knows soooo much about Liv and it is just eerie to me and she doesn’t question it….hello how does he know Rowan is your dad?? I was waiting for Huck to choke Quinn azz she on my last nerve. Kudos to Abby and David!!!! Harrison is my spoogie love him!!! I am an Olitz fan however Liv needs to get hers too felt bad for Prez but he gone get Jake azz, lol. Can’t wait till next week!!!!

    • Brandihorse83
      October 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

      I am here for everythang you said.. peeps have been sleeping on Fitz WAY TOO long… and yall gonna learn today… That walk was everythang the way he stolled in to AMCE/WONDERLAND Fitz gives no dambs and I love it…. And even tho I am a hardcore OLITZ fan I kind would like to see Fitz and Mellie have some hot hate/use to love you sex just for a change of pace while Liv gives up her cookies to Jake (u know its gonna happen).And po Cryus nobody is tellin him shit this season he is all in the dark po lil tink tink…. I am here for Fitz and as I say everyweek where is my back story on HARRISON!!!!

      And Quinn can have all the seats… she is so nosey and annoying…

      And that black and white dress that Liv has on for next week’s episode is EVERYTHING!!!

      • colah
        October 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        Fitz had told Cy in Season 2 when he referred to Cy being in the doghouse: “I’m the POTUS, I know more than you think I know.” Mmmmmhmmmm…Fitz plays them all by letting them assume he is ignorant to shit. Sometimes that’s the best way to play it when you don’t know who to trust. I’ve been there!

  10. Carriecnh12
    October 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Columbus your moves ain’t short and they sure is sweet, wurk it.

    Anyhoo Love this ep for two main reasons, the first is that it showed that Mellie has a heart and all this mess with Fitz and Liv are truly stressing her out. Once upon a time she would have never made the faux pas, she did last night and her worry over it is telling. I think she walked away from Fitz because she can’t trust his kindness to her cause it kills her knowing how he feels.

    And the second is Jake trying to get Live to buy that ticket to the island of reality and not fools paradise, she trying to be like the proverbial ostrich and put her head in the sand, forgetting that Daddy Goblin, runs things mostly underground.

    I think Jake honestly dose not know what Rowan’s plans for him are. And Fitz knows about Commander but he dose not know about him being Liv’s dad, because he would never mess around with her the way he does.

    This whole season so far is basically people telling Liv that her affair with Prez Casper, s not good, and will not end good. Last night Shelly was like Liv’s chickens coming home to roost, and clukking the truth, cheaters will always cheat (lets not forget Amanada Tanner, the mistress he had on his mistress) and are not to be trusted (he leaked her name to the press).

    • jcanwisegrrl
      October 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

      I cosign all of what you said, especially the last part. When Shelley was drowning her sorrows in the bottom of that wine glass and bemoaning her life, I tweeted that she was basically strumming Liv’s pain with her fingers and singing Liv’s life with her words. I HOPE Liv heard it, cuz she so simple sometimes. Kmt!

      Loved the episode. So many things are falling into place, yet exposing more questions, as is Shonda’s MO.

      The line of the night for me is between Abby’s “Perving, sexting pervy perv,” Huck’s “I have appropriate emotional responses and I’m taking social cues for behavior” and Jake’s “More wine?” I was like YESSSSSS JAKEY!!! lol

      • Momongo
        October 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

        Liv has so much wine in her apartment she probably has a wine cellar that’s why everyone be on the couch when they visit. Lol

  11. Aras
    October 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Who is the SS man on the right in the gif? I swear, I ain’t never paid that man any attention until I saw him strutting next to President Ghost.

    • Momongo
      October 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Tom

      • Aras
        October 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

        Thank you! I just looked up the actor, and he’s brothers with the actor who plays Billy Chambers!

    • October 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

      You ain’t never noticed SSA Tom, Fitz’ main man? Chile…

      • Purple Dove
        October 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        Rrrriiggghhht, Luvvie! Hal (the SS on the left) needs to be PERMANENTLY FURLOUGHED!

        • October 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

          I will NEVER be here for Hal’s snitching ass.

        • overit
          October 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

          I need Hal and Quinn to be put in a hole. Just for a little while.

        • October 28, 2013 at 12:56 am

          where are his stitches when ya need ’em!? lol

  12. ShellBell
    October 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I think Operation Remington could be about friendly fire. Maybe Fitz fired on and killed what he thought was the enemy but turned out to be American soldiers and the guilt is eating everyone up that was involved in the the mission. I am so glad that Huck finally shut Quinn up!!! She wants to taste whiskey, but Huck is trying to keep her from it, because he knows that it is a hard habit to break!! Fitz’s swagger as he walked into Daddy Goon’s office, priceless! I love watching that GIF!!! Thank you so much Luvvie for these recaps!!!

  13. Shawnee
    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Please tell me that Lisa Kudrow (Senator Marcus) who had a mystery child at 15 is not going to be Liv’s mother. That will be disappointing as I was waiting for Diahann Carroll to come strutting in, lol.

    • Momongo
      October 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

      I didn’t think of that OMG

      • rikyrah
        October 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        wouldn’t a 12 year old Liv know a White woman who walked out on her?

        Rowan ain’t the type to love a kid ‘ just cause’.

        Had to be produced by his loins.

    • October 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Oh noooo. I think THAT is too far-fetched. Even for Scandal.

  14. Jen Jen
    October 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    My other question: How does Hal still have a job? That dude cannot be trusted.

  15. Jasmine
    October 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I almost spit out my damn coffee at the foursquare comment! Luvvie you are a whole fool for that one!!!

  16. October 25, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Luuvie …. Bwahahahahahahaha! This award-deserving blog is the best thing since sliced bread. If for some reason I miss the episode I can find everything that I need in this recap. Jake From State Farm …hollering. Bravo!!!! Dare I say it? I love the recap more than the show.

  17. October 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    lol i love how at first there was a ‘Team Quinn’, if u will…and now ‘Team Abby’ is [re]emerging?! antyhoo, i love Jake from State Farm, with his counter-cockblock…side dudes be knowing! That Presidential swag that Fitz borrowed from Obama though…*salutes*…that’s why he gets away with showing Liv what dat mouf do when he gets out of line with her! Speaking of lips, Loose Lips Mellie needs 2 get it 2gether and remember she shouldn’t b throwing shade with anyone BUT Shady High Priestess Cyrus, Fitz and America’s Baby (cuz he doesn’t talk back); i swear her sea of emotions towards Fitz gives me whiplash! i need Huck to jank Quinn up like his did Liv, but worse….she and her beady eyes are getting on my damn nerves! and the King Goon of all Goons is just….WOW. lol i wonder what the Cartoon Scandal recap is gonna look like 4 this ep because UR recap, once again, is HILARIOUS!

  18. October 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

    That’s a hood rat move Jake did there, letting the main squeeze know you’re there with their boo. Oh he’s playing for keeps.
    Quinn needs to have several seats, this is not a game child!
    I wanna dance with Harrison, hey boo.
    I saw that the wife did it, in that initial meeting.
    And those finale seconds, had me doubting my eyes! I have a feeling Fitz is a real G. And is amused by how Mellie, Liv and Cy think they are leading him around. Supreme court justice what’s her name wasn’t his first kill.

    • RavenJ
      October 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Last line: You are so right…you just don’t become president and then start killing folks.

      • October 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

        Layers…..so many layers to these folks

  19. LNicole
    October 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

    “….very pervy Senator Richard Meyers.” Dick Meyers. It was not lost on me!

  20. October 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    *like he did

    and Harrison’s Money Shimmy….*faints*…I love Columbus, so so much! lol

  21. October 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

    When Abby offered to work for free for a few months?! I almost slid off my couch, straight out the front door, and into the street. OPA paychecks must be NICE. To be like “no problem, I’ve got millions already. I can just hang out for a while.” Who lives like that?!

    • Momongo
      October 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      I like Abby this season, glad she and David are back together, now can we find Quinn a man so she can stay out of Huck business

  22. pup
    October 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I BEEN screaming Fitzy had something to do with B613!!!

  23. ayah
    October 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

    My theory: Operation Remington involves the disappearance/death of Liv’s mom, under the guise of some strike or rescue mission in a foreign country. Fitz is responsible for that whole thing going awry. Maybe he was supposed to just scare her, but ended up killing her? Jake and Peter Foster were part of the cover up. Rowan tried to destroy Fitz’s political career or tried to off him, but his daddy saved him. Fitz definitely wasn’t supposed to be anybody’s president if he was B613. It’s a gang – once you you jumped in, there’s no getting out. Fitz may or may not know that Rowan and Eli Pope are one and the same. If he knows, the question is, did he target Olivia and court her as part of some sick game to get back at Rowan? That’s why Rowan doesn’t want Olivia to be with Fitz – she will find out the truth and she can’t handle the truth! That, and he thinks Fitz is a punk.

    • Ryan
      October 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      OOH!!!! Now you have me over here thinking HARD!!

  24. E
    October 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Just a few things (for real this time)

    1) Jake ain’t foolin me. Are we supposed to forget that he was spying on Liv, stalking her, per say: Finding out her likes and dislikes, what makes her happy and sad…ect. They don’t have a connection, he had a cheat sheet on her life. I think he likes Liv, but he is playing her, on Rowan’s orders. HOW DOES HE KNOW THAT IS HER DAD?????????

    SN: Shonda over-edited last week’s episode, because a) How does Jake know that command is Liv’s dad and 2) How did she come in the house and then 5 seconds later they are sitting in front of empy wine glasses?

    2) I have been swayed. I do believe that Mellie has love for Fitz, but she only cares now because she doesn’t want Olivia playing with her toy. She is no a dummy though. She fell for Fitz’s caring attitude for 5 seconds and then remembered not to let down her guard. He played her with the head in the lap, that won’t happen again. LOL.

    3) Fitz – I almost fell out of my chair when he strolled down that ACME hallway like a G! He was ready, and he seems to be the only person who ISN’T afraid of Rowan. Is THAT why Daddy Goon doesn’t want Liv with the President? Hmmmm.
    Ok, here is my take on this Operation Remmington thing. I think that Fitz was supposed to take out a target per orders from Rowan and he didn’t have the heart to do it or he didn’t do it properly. Big Jerry was told about Fitz’s failure and helped in the cover up; which is why he treated him like dirt and always told him that he wasn’t a “winner”. Remember Mellie said she had to pull Fitz out of the gutter and clean him up after BJ beat him down? Rowan is using his knowledge of this failed mission as his trump card in trying to control Fitz, since that failure is something no President could overcome. But Fitz has a trump card of his own: Liv’s Mom (thought he may not know who she is). It’s about to get messy, but I am all for it as long as I can see Fitz walk down ALL THE HALLWAYS! And Tom too (Hey Mr. SSA)!!!

    4) Liv is giving me Jessica Rabbit with that black and white dress and hair combo next week. I watched the preview like 15 time, I am not ashamed.

    That is all…

  25. Q
    October 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve been saying all along that Fitz is ex-b-613.

    I also think that Operation Remmington was a b-613 operation that went exactly as planned. This whole botched operation is just a red herring. the plan was for it to look like something went wrong in an effort to accomplish something way more sinister.

    Cyrus doesn’t even know because what was in the classified docs were falsified. Fitz is putting on a front for everyone, except Rowan

    I’m willing to bet that Daddy Goon had something to do with Fitz assassination attempt. Remember, Becky was b-613 also. Verna was not alone in her conspiracy.

    Oh, and the lady having a daughter at 15 is a plausible story line as Liv mother.

    • Q
      October 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Ok. I am wrong about the Liv mother storyline.

      Liv knew her mother.

  26. rikyrah
    October 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Still on Team Mellie – I love what a mess she is.

    Olivia broke my heart – never have we seen her so scared as when she talked to Jake at the beginning…I’m so mad at Daddy Pope for doing that to her.

    Quinn better back the ‘ef up…Huck is a mess and she can’t handle the mess. She THINKS she’s ready to be Huck…but, she ain’t ready.

    Huck…I still love Huck…he broke my heart at that AA meeting.

    Luvvie, you’re the best.

  27. funkmysoul
    October 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I disliked for the majority of season 2 but I’m digging how manly and presidential and manly he’s been so far. That strut was so sexy!
    I’m also glad he shut down Cyrus for screaming at Mellie. I like Cyrus but I’m getting tired of him going off on one in EVERY episode. He gon have a stroke next.

    I’m still not sold on Jake, he is still suspect to me. Ol’ dude was totally plying Liv with wine. I could be looking into it too much but that “I’m not going anywhere” sounded real creepy me.

    Liv is my girl but she has been hella slipping. I think her name being outed as the POTUS’ mistress really threw her off – not that I blame her. I just think Liv on her game would’ve clocked that the wife killed the girl, long before she did at the end.

    Whatever Operation Remington is, I’m certain Fitz has a ton ofbodies on him. I find the prospect of Jake and Huck bringing down B613 kinda unbelievable doe. Daddy Goon seems far too powerful for that to happen, but we shall see.

    So glad Huck shut down Quinn.She needs to take a stadium of seats.

    I AM HERE for Olivia’s look next week. That dress and her hairrrr YES LAWD.

    • funkmysoul
      October 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      disliked Fitz*

    • J
      October 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      I wish Huck and Jake would just stop before Daddy Goon Goblin has them on a killing team. They will never be free…

      • funkmysoul
        October 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        Right, they don’t want it with the grand goblin. Rowan/Eli is ruthless and will not hesitate to ‘get rid’ of anybody who gets in his way. I still don’t believe he would physically hurt Olivia, but he has no problems in dealing with errbody else. When Jake was talmbout bringing down command I was thinking Boy, sit down!

    • October 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Yeah the Scandal attaches to her name got our girl SHOOK, but also her daddy has her unable to deal. I want Old Liv back. I think she will return when she finds out the real deal with Rowan and Fitz.

      • funkmysoul
        October 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        Good point, how could I forget. Daddy Goon has left Liv in all kinds of mess. She’s been off her game for a minute so I’m hoping you’re right that old Liv makes a return soonish.

  28. Toya
    October 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Line of the night “More wine”? lol side pieces never learn!

    If you guys missed it on TV like I always do on Thursdays, just watch it Fridays on projectfreetv and http://tvxstream.net/watch-scandal/

  29. Drea
    October 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    S/O to Shelley Myers’ french roll tho.

    • October 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Major props! LOL

  30. Kali
    October 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    1) I will personally pay ALL of Pope & Associates bills to keep the lights on, if only to completely and utterly objectify Harrison’s backside as he dances.

    2) As Fitz was walking down the ACME/B613 hallway all I heard in my head was KevonStage saying “PRESIDENTIAL BAAAAAALLLLLLLLSSSSS” – I think he may have forever now made this show a comedy for me.

    3) When Liv and Jake were on the couch and she was about to get that blow-out messed up (her little side bang was about to lose control)…..WOOOOOO! At that moment in time I became the personification of every “My Body is Ready” gif.

    4) I’ve had about all I can take from Quinn. She needs a hiatus…..in Montana….next week.

    5) I’m not a huge Lisa Kudrow fan so I hope they wrap that up next week too. I have no interest in that storyline being developed any further.

    6) I’m mad the Gravediggers have an Instagram account and that James follows them. WHAT?! I mean are they posting daily images of funerals?? How exactly does that work?

    7) I’m not coming up with any more theories about this show because Shonda done took all the sanity she gonna get from me this year already. I’m not giving her anymore. I need the remaining bit I have to make it through the holidays.

    8) I am here for NOTHING ELSE next week except Liv’s evening gown and half updo.

    9) Technical Question: Jake said every other day he was dragged out the hole, beat, then stitched back up and thrown back in the hole. But I feel like not that much time passed between him being thrown in and then showing up at Liv’s Foursquare Hotel (rated on Yelp). He was thrown in right at the end of Season 2. Season 3 picks up the exact same day that Season 2 ended and then he was out of the hole at the end of Episode 302. I feel like he was in the hole for like 4 or 5 days, but he was describing it like he was in there for 4-5 months. And he was saying he had bones set and stuff. It takes broken bones 2-3 months to heal but he’s walking around okay. So how long was he in the hole??????

    • Toni
      October 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Teehee! Foursquare Hotel, as rated on Yelp. At least we know the wine selections are extensive.

      • Kali
        October 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        Oh yes! Definitely a luxury stay!

    • Annette
      October 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      It seems from what Cyrus was saying about Fitz and Olivia being in the news cycle for the affair that Jake was in the hole for about 3 weeks.

      • Kali
        October 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        Dang, his bones still would be broken! LOL…..I’m just gonna act like that’s not a plot hole.

  31. October 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    All I have to say is…

    that booty shake shimmy that Harrison graced us with?? Yaaaassssss.

    A few things:

    1. Liv needs to woman up. I’m tired of this scared Liv, I want the old one back.

    2. For reals, Huck needs to make Quinn disappear. Cause that chile ain’t gonna be satisfied until she kill somebody.

    3. Mellie still love that man. Even though she knows he will throw her in front of a moving bus to get with Liv.

    4. I still don’t trust Jake

    5. Fitz walk down that hall….chile, I used to think that man was weak. But them presidential balls are bigger than I thought.

    6. And Daddy goon looked a little…nervous? Surpirsed? Hmmmmmmmm.

    And again, the The Harrison shimmy…..*licks my lips*

  32. asetdivine
    October 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    This was a really good episode!

    Liv is scared to death of her father and for good reason, but I think it goes further back than when she found out he was B613 command. I need Quinn to stop digging before they find her in a some water like they did Amanda Tanner, she needs to be grateful Olivia and Huck saved her and get with the program. The Mellie and Fitz scene where he defended her was nice but I hope Mellie doesn’t see a glimmer of hope for her and Fitz, that man is obsessed with him some Olivia and that isn’t going to be over anytime soon. I knew from jump that the senator’s wife was the killer so when the reveal came I wasn’t surprised about that, I was just hoping that Olivia would find a way to make her pay for it.

    I was so here for Jake and Olivia’s scene at the end and I had to laugh at him making it known he was there when Fitz called…LOL. Jake is the guy that will leave a shoe at your place so the other man can find it. He’s the guy that will walk out of your bathroom with his shirt off and act like he didn’t know the other guy was at the door. Jake is that dude that will act like he picked up your phone and dialed the other guy’s number by mistake….General Cockblock! Did you notice that smile on Olivia’s face when he did it? Jakey may have earned some points for that little move.

    Fitz barging into Rowan’s office was EVERYTHING. Rowan looked a little shook. I kind of think that Fitz wasn’t at that mission flying while Jake was on the ground. Pete was flying that plane to cover for Fitz and Fitz was doing some work for Rowan that possibly involved Liv’s mother. My theory right now is that Rowan dispatched Fitz to take Olivia’s mother out, but Fitz didn’t do it and instead hid her somewhere. I’m waiting for her to come out of hiding and blow Rowan’s spot up. I said it before and I’ll say it again, Fitz is not to be underestimated, he makes the effort to be a decent person but Fitz is more dangerous than Rowan.

    Great post Luvvie!

    • Momongo
      October 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Love your post, I like the part about Fitz hiding Olivia mom that’s good

    • Elizabeth
      October 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      I concur with your theory regarding Liv’s mom. I’ve always felt she was alive and this intense hatred Rowan has for Fitz has to do with her.

      Sorry all you Jake lovers but I don’t trust him and though he’s going to be Liv’s new lover I must accept his bug eyes and bad acting as part of the package. Personally, I’d like Fitz to walk away from Liv and throw away that burner phone or ignore her calls going forward. Let her be with Jake because I’m pissed at her for guilting him into getting Jake out of the hole and then having her tired as lover to call Fitz to give up classified documents because “you know how Liv is”. Fitz turned that ish on him and told him tell her you couldn’t save the day. How the hell does she leave the FitzPhone at home for Jake from State Farm in his khaki pants to have access to. That one was a secret–hell Fitz does covert moves before he even answers the phone to ensure no one is watching and she leaves it at home in plain access of for any Tom, Dick or Jake to find? Who does that Liv? Then you act pleased when Jake pulls that “…you want more wine” move instead of yanking his chain? If Jake’s d-game is all that why the heck are you answering the FitzPhone when you are supposedly all enthralled kissing those dry ass pink lips of Jake. WHERE THE HELL IS THE CHEMISTRY AND PASSION BETWEEN THESE TWO–its clear I’m missing it.

      So many viewers have written Fitz off because he murdered Verna with his bare hands and he is such a mean SOB, cheating on his cold manipulative self-indulgent wife who thinks marriage is about pretense–thank you Shonda for destroying the character of Fitz to build up your Captain America. People need to keep in mind that if Fitz hadn’t murked Verna the Fab5-1 would have their asses sitting in whatever prison they send you to when you have committed treason against the republic. In addition, how is it that Fitz murdering Verna has earned him asshole of the century but Huck who has murdered so many people he’s now ready for the looney bin gets a pass. And if Huck, Becky, the unnamed female agent shadowing Rowan and Charlie are all trained killers of B613 are we to a believe that Jake is the only B613 agent who hasn’t committed murder? He said Rowan controls him and we are to believe that he’s never required him to kill? We saw how mercilessly he beat that poor photog just to get camera memory card back and he had to be told by Rowan not to kill the person that he reported had found him out, turned out that person was Charlie, sorry but the man has been programmed to kill so is no innocent. Sorry, just don’t like the character and really do not trust him. He spent the night in the hole and the only thing that saved him was Liv’s face? He should spent that time in the hole taking acting lessons coupled with some kissing lessons.

      And Mellie loving Fitz? Really…I know Shonda has worked overtime to rehab Mellie’s image in season 2 but I see Mellie’s feelings more along the line of wanting him now because someone else has him. Where was that love when she was pimping him out to Olivia in exchange for a stint in the WH? Once she saw it was more than just a roll in the hay and she was no longer holding the keys that controlled his emotions then he started looking like something worthwhile. But as she said when she was drunk, and we know children and drunks speak the truth, he was her puppet. Why would or could she truly love someone she thinks is beneath her in every way. What did she call him, idealistic, romantic, optimistic, idiotic–characteristics she clearly finds disgusting and a waste. its a classic case of a little kid not playing with a toy until someone else comes along and shows an interest then it because the focus of their attention as long as the other person is around. They don’t want it but don’t want anyone else to have it.

    • Sedarose
      October 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      You are so right about:

      Mellie: Bartender, Moonshine… neat

      Jake: Just the type to leave one Stacy Adam and take off his U-MEN hoody. I spit out my SavBlanc (pasta night) when he played his beeot-cheesy “More wine” move. It was a low but brilliant and I kept going back to watch and laugh over and over.
      I couldn’t wait to see what Luvvie and KevOn did with this episode and they do not disappoint!

  33. irene
    October 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    i did like this episode .
    1 Found the funeral uninteresting and it went on too long !
    2 felt so bad for mellie in that scence where Fitz stands up for her against Cyrus she does love him but i feel that she has being burnt too many times and is bitter !
    3 felt terrible for Olivia she seemed so sad and lonely on that couch with Jake. Kerry nailed the facial expressions and im not suprised she started kissing him she needed to be close to someone ( on an aside I hate Kerrys kissing style sucking on her costars lips yuck she should try a more restrained kissing style LOL!)
    4 Fitz is a selfish and mean SOB he has these two georgeous accomplished women pining and fighting over him he honestly doesnt deserve them !

  34. Michelle
    October 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Great recap and gladiator feedback…..Late night thoughts……Now that we see that Fitz knows Rowan, and Rowan wants to protect the republic at all costs, I’m now wondering whether Rowan directed Fitz to leak Olivia’s name to the press…..after all, Rowan conveniently showed up at Olivia’s building at the end of season 2…..or, perhaps Rowan and Fitz want to protect the republic and agreed to leak Olivia’s name….

    • Michelle
      October 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      One more thought…. Quinn is definitely going to torture and kill this season…..would she get her chops on by working with Charlie?

  35. nichole
    October 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Will Mellie start working with Command/Rowan/Eli? Will she start asking questions once Non-Secret Service Hal tells her where and who Fitz visited?

    Now that would be a good twist. Command/Rowan/Eli working with Mellie?

    I know Mellie loves Fitz but she should really get her own side piece or at least one good roll in the hay with someone else.

  36. October 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    1) i was hoping (praying) you’d have a .gif of harrison dancing so we could all pay proper #amish to his moves.

    2) when i grow up, i want to attend classes at the cyrus beene school of shade.

    3) shelley’s french roll was everything and my teenage self was a bit jealous.

    4) i dunno what’s about to go down at whatever formal event olivia’s going to in the next episode, but she is about to slay each and every one of us in that b&w dress. i’m here for it.

  37. NightFury
    October 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I want want Liv has in her red wine. She gets three handsome men lusting after her: Jake, Fitz and Puddin Pop. Mm-mmm.

  38. toni
    October 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    LOLOLOLO B613 aka “Blood In, Blood Out”

  39. Sandy248
    October 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Fitz has a bad walk. That’s the same walk he had when he helped Judge Verna with her transition.

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