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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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