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Like Father, Like Daughter: Scandal Episode 404 Recap

The Hooked on Phonics Convention happened on last night’s Scandal episode because the amount of reading that went down was epic! Not only was the library open, but everyone got a book to take home after their life was read for filth! Chile, let’s talk about it!

By the way, this is my longest Scandal recap yet because I transcribed every READ. You’re welcome!

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Almost Doesn’t Count – Jake is heading to his car in a dark parking lot and he pauses. He zones in on a little liquid dripping from the bottom of his car. He turns around and walks away as he turns on his car with the remote control key and the thing blows up. Papa Pope is after him and it’s his damb fault because he should have kept his damb mouth shut at awkward family dinner.

Second Fiddle shows up at Olivia’s place, late for their dinner when she gets a phone call and has to leave immejately. He’s slightly shaken up though because he now knows that his ass is gon be grass.

Spoiled Rich Kid – Olivia meets up with Quinn at some teenage rave pordee they go into a bedroom to find a girl drunk and bent over next to the bed. Baby Huck is all confused because did they really just come to save some “spoiled rich kid?” No, lady. Not just any spoiled rich kid. Karen Grant, the First Daughter, is white girl wasted and they gotta get her outta there before anyone sees her.

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Olivia calls Cyrus and interrupts his pillow talk with his ho, Michael. But wait. Who does that?? Hit it, quit it and send it some PayPal. Cy is outchea simping for this man, for real. Liv tells him that Karen is drunk and they’re getting her out of a pordee and he asks her what happened to her Secret Service agents. Homegirl slipped them. By the way, why is Beene mentioning Secret Service in front of his paid bae?? He is seriously sloppy as hell right now.

As they drag Karen out of the pordee, Liv calls Huck and tells him to shut down the cellphone service at that address because you know good and damb well if folks saw her, they’d be posting vids and pics on Instagram talmbout #FirstDrunkDaughter. Phones go dead as they all leave through a window and board a helicopter on the roof.

Liv is going off on Karen when she gets a text message. It’s a video of her and 2 boys “going to Paris.” Olivia calls Cyrus and tells him to wake up the gahtdamb President because shit just got uber real. “I just saw the dirtiest sex tape I’ve ever seen in my life and it stars his teenage daughter.” WELL SHIT. Where is Iyanla, lawd?!?

Presidential Scolding – President Ghost is all in disarray about this news and he yells at his daughter. Homegirl asks if they can do it later because she’s still wasted. The concerned dad then asks her if she was raped and this little jerk gon tell him “The only way you think I could have sex with two guys is if I was raped? How lame are you?” LAWD HOLD MY MULE! WHO IS SHE TALMTO? I can’t.

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Fitz hops up and Olivia jumps in the middle and Karen goes to get checked out by a doctor. Whew, I feel you, Prez Ghost. I wanted to shake her too. When they’re alone, Liv says she relates to Karen because she also had “Angry teenage grieving girl with daddy issues.” But they gotta fix what is happening to make sure this sex tape does not show up online or anywhere. Get to Poping!

Mind Your Business – The next day, Abby sees Huck and Quinn in the White House and she wants to know why they’re there. They tell her that they can’t tell her. She tells them that this is her turf and they can be removed if she asked but Cyrus walks up and tells the Gladiators to go about their business. Red is all in a huff talmbout her authority being undermined by Olivia Pope constantly and he says:

“There are things that happen in this White House with this particular president that you will NEVER EVER know about. Some of those things, many of those things will involve Olivia Pope. Several of those things WILL make it hard for you to do your job and you are a patriot and you are a fighter and you will soldier on. And as for feeling small, I don’t do that to you. I suspect that jealousy does that to you. My advice on that is this: you are not Olivia. You will never be Olivia and hating Olivia for your own shortcomings will not change that fact. Also, have you ever stopped to think about what it must be like to actually BE Olivia Pope? Doesn’t seem like much fun.”

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OOP. SO MUCH OOP. I just had to pick up my edges from the floor because they were satched by proxy. Cyrus basically told Abby: “This is none of your business.” She’s the Kermit of Pennsylvania Avenue and doesn’t even know it.

Gladiating for Karen – Musty Mellie is eating out the cereal box in her uniform of choice (uggs and house coat) when Fitz and Karen walk in. She’s all happy to see her daughter but wonders why she’s out of school. They tell her it’s because the girl missed home so she’s there for a few days. Mellie looks worried though.

The Gladiators are doing what they do and Huck reports that #Swaggapalooza is the hashtag being used for the pordee the night before. They stay having him report on those now. They are trying to find out who the boys in the sex tape are (because Karen doesn’t remember) and they narrow it down to 4 guys. One of them is then identified. Now for one more.

Commanding Tom – Rowan meets Tom on a park bench and is pissed that the SSA failed to kill Jake. Tom points out that Jake used to be Command so he knows all his moves. The old man tells him to handle that and quit making excuses. “When I say bring me the head of John the Baptist, I expect the head of John the Baptist.” Grand Goon walks off and Jake sits down, telling Tom that he knows his job is to kill him. Second Fiddle points out that Papa Pope is just trying to make sure no one knows he ordered Jerry to be killed and that the man ain’t loyal to nobody so he might come for Tom’s neck next.

Where Did You Go? – Olivia updates Fitz in the Oval Office on Sextape-Gate when Prez Ghost asks her where she ran away to, looking like a pitiful puppy. “You just took off for 2 months all alone.” She lies and says she just needed to be alone. MA’AM, is Jake Moaning Myrtle, the ghost. Lies. He apologizes for what happened to her mother (they think she’s dead) but Liv says that’s ok because she ruined everything. Lawd. These 2.

Lemony Snicket Chokes – Jake from State Farm shows up at David’s office and asks him to promise to release the B613 files if he happens to die. Lemony says he won’t because the entire government would come crashing down. Ex-Command slams him down on the table and Rosen throws him the locker keys. Didn’t I predict it last week that Jake was gon take them files back? Also, why didn’t David’s goofass just say “yes” but know he wasn’t going to do anything with the files? Homeboy doesn’t think shit through.

Smelly Mellie – Jake calls Olivia as she walks through the White House hallway and he says he needs to see her because he has something he can’t say over the phone. Just then, Mellie spots her and accosts her, wondering what she’s doing “in my house.”

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Sidenote: Can we talk about that look Olivia gave her? Like “Bish why are you touching my clean ass jacket with your dusty self?” LMAO! 

Liv tells her to go ask her husband and Musty Mellie storms into Prez Ghost’s office, PISSED that he didn’t warn her when he sees Liv like he said he would. Cyrus cracks me up with “Hello Mellie. Got some new boots on there? New color?” SHADE. He leaves and she goes off on Fitz because she feels like she’s held their family together and he still won’t do right chasing after Olivia.

“I will fix this. I will make the decisions.”

This is when he snaps and goes OFF. Read #2 happens.

“I have dealt with Drunk Mellie and Smelly Mellie and Screw Everything to Hell Mellie and Crybaby Mellie and Eat Everything That is Not Nailed Down Mellie and I have not complained. But I will NOT put up with whatever righteous, History-Rewriting Mellie you have going on right now. This is NOT your family. You are NOT the mother. Not since Jerry died. Since Jerry died, you have abdicated your role. You have mothered NO one. You hold NOTHING together. You pick up no pieces. You know how I know this? Because Baby Teddy thinks his mother is Nanny Jen. And Karen spent last night in a threesome with two guys doing a move on her they like to call Eiffel Towering. You know how I know that? I saw the sextape they made. So you should be DAMB glad she called Olivia because Olivia Pope is fixing this mess that you made. This mess that WE made.

I know that I share some guilt. But you wanna know the difference between you and me? All day, every day I am running a country. I am grieving for the loss of my son but I am also running a country. All day every day, YOU are sitting around in booties and a dirty robe eating chips and getting drunk at 11am!”

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Every single WELP that every WELPED in WELPHAVEN!

She replies with: “A sextape? She takes after her daddy then, doesn’t she?” and walks out.

First, lemme say a hearty GAHHHHTTDDAAAMMMBBB!!! President Ghost just went in and let Mellie HAVE IT. He is sick of her shit and he let her ass know it. Lawd. Here I am picking up my eyebrows from the floor because he snatched hers, mine, yours and his own. I also love how he called her everything we have. #DrunkMellie. #MustyMellie #GiverOfNoDambsMellie. I sweaterGAWD these writers listen to us.

And Mellie’s comeback was the Mortal Kombat “FINISH EM!” It was brilliant. Chile, they probably had to turn on all the lamps in that place with all that shade she just kicked back in his face. Whew.

Bobby, Donald and Blackmail – The first boy identified in the sex tape is named Bobby and Quinn finds him at his job taking out the garbage and hems him up to let him know that he bet not send that tape to any gahtdamb body or that’s gonna be his ass. She will make sure he loses his scholarship and the job if he does not tell her something good. The other boy is named Donald Morgan and Olivia meets with his parents (who aren’t surprised at his shenanigans). Those assholes tell her that they want $2.5 million from the President if he wants this tape kept secret. These blackmailing bastards!

Olitz and Pouting – Olivia goes to the White House and tells the President, who is pissed about it and does not want to pay. Look. That tape is probably been copied already. If they paid the $2.5 milly, I bet those sleazy parents would still leak it. They better spin this sextape somehow. Olivia tells him to just pay it because this could define his daughter’s future if it gets out.

President Ghost says he’s failing at parenting and husbanding and he walks towards Olivia and gets all close. He grabs her and says “am I failing as a man too? Don’t ever leave me like that again. I almost didn’t survive. I almost died without you.” And then the Vermont instrumental starts playing and Olivia starts quivering and I’m yelling NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. No. Don’t bring OLITZ back right now. NO. I am a bandwaggoner OLITZ fan and right now, I hopped off the bandwagon and ordered an UBER home. (-_-)

They kiss all passionately for a bit and she pushes him off and says stop. She tells him she went away but wasn’t alone. She was with Jake. “So I AM failing as a husband and a father and a man.” Fitz is upset and tells her to pay the blackmailers. “Let’s just do what my father would do. Throw money at the problem and sweep it under the rug.”

Sick Sons of Bitches – Olivia goes back to the Morgans and they have the balls to tell her they want an even $3 million now so the world never finds out that the President’s daughter is a dirty little slut.” She takes a picture of them and says it’s for the tabloids because the deal is off. Liv goes OFFFFF and read #3 goes down beautifully.

“I am going to DESTROY you. That family lost a son! These are children, you sick sons of bitches! Kids experimenting. And you’re exploiting them. That makes you child pornographers. Kiddie porn starring your very own flesh and blood. I’ll manufacture [evidence]. I’ll pay eyewitnesses. I’ll plant stories. I’ll do anything and everything to assassinate what little character you have and I won’t give it a second thought because you two are the absolute WORST kind of people! The kind who have everything but still want more.

I have the head of every news organization on speed dial and they will run the hell out of the story of the rich parents who sent their son to have sex with the President’s daughter just so they could blackmail the White House and in the blink of an eye, everyone you now consider a friend will erase you from their memory. And every family in America will hate you. FOREVER. Forget about ever leaving your house again because they will know our faces because I will make sure that they are etched into the American memory. Because that is what I do. And there is no one better in the entire world at it than I am.”

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The Morgans are stunned into silence when Liv passes them non-disparaging agreements to sign so she “never has to see your faces ever again.” They sign it and I am left laid out on the ground.

OLIVIA CAROLYN POPE FOR THE MUTHAFUCKING WIN!!! That read was so good and delicious that I want to make it my ringtone! LAWD! It was so hawt! Old Liv is back!

Mother Mellie – The First Lady goes into Karen’s room and says she saw the sextape. Karen ain’t trying to hear it. Mellie tells her daughter that she’d feel better if she said she was doing the Eiffel Tower with the boys because it made her happy. But she knows it’s because she’s hurt and acting out since she her brother died right in front of her. FACT. “You get one free pass. This was it. You do not get another.” The girl breaks down into her mother’s bosom.

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“It may not be fair. It may not be right. And it is definitely sexist because if you were a boy, they’d be giving you high fives. But you’re not so your knees will have to stay together.” LMAO!!! I love Mellie. At her best, she is love.

Fort Dietrich – Fitz is looking at his family’s pic on his phone when Cyrus walks in with George Banks, from the Inspector General’s office. There’s an internal investigation on Tom Larsen because he was at Fort Dietrich on November 2, 2 days before Jerry died. Remember that Fort Dietrich is where the poison that killed the First Son came from. Fitz looks crestfallen and makes a call on his secure line.

Code Tom – Tom calls Jake and says he’s being investigated. Jake tells him to tell the truth and cut a deal because he got proof to back him up. Jake shows up at the White House and tries to talk to Fitz, but he rushes off and leaves a frustrated Second Fiddle standing there with a folder of the evidence he has.

Killer Larsen is taken into an interrogation room and George asks him why he went to Fort Dietrich on November 2.

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Tom says he was there on an assignment, and right then, Rowan walks in and excuses George from the room. Cyrus is watching in another room when Fitz rolls up. HE’s the one who brought Rowan in? He’s so dumb and he doesn’t even know it.

Papa Pope gets ALL UP on Tom’s grill with pictures of him at Fort Dietrich. He yells at him “WHO GAVE YOU THIS ASSIGNMENT TO KILL THE PRESIDENT’S SON?” Ain’t this some shit?? Interrogating his agent like HE wasn’t the one who gave him the command to kill Jerry.

“You want me on your side. You NEED me on your side. And I will do all I can for you if you tell me RIGHT now what I need to hear. WHO GAVE YOU THE ORDERS?” The obviously petrified (who heard that not so covert message that he was given) Secret Service agent squeaks “Jake Ballard.”

I DON DIE. OHMYGOODNESS. HOLY HELL.

They cuff SSA Tom and lead him out the room. Jake, still sitting in the Oval Office waiting room, is surrounded by men in black and led off. Rowan Pope closes his folder and walks out the interrogation room.

SON. SOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN. ROWAN GAHTDAMB POPE IS THE DEVIL! Tom AND Jake probably gonna die because that is treason. HOW MANY FUNERALS DO I NEED TO PLAN IN 6 MONTHS FOR SCANDAL?? The Usher Board is overworked and underpaid!

Also, Fitz is an IDIOT! I mean REALLY. All this trust he has in Rowan. You forgot you had this man tied to a chair and he holds grudges! This is why don’t nobody take Fitz nowhere or tell him anything. HE IS SO DUMB. Of all mufuckas to ask to interrogate Tom. You bring in Rowan Pope. The man who YOU unseated from his throne.

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And with this happening and Jake being held liable for killing the President’s son, who is going to don an apology blouse for Mama Pope? Everyone was blaming her for this but she was innocent for this particular crime. Will she allowed out the hole? Except no, because Rowan has told people that she is dead.

Chile, I CANNOT! Shit is about to hit the fan. No. Actually, the fan is going to fall from the ceiling and shatter into many different pieces. This episode took me back to season 2 of Scandal, and that made my spirit soar. I AM HERE FOR SCANDAL SEASON 4! Shonda has taken a hold of all our wigs and she won’t let go.

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  1. Dawn W
    October 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Is Abby working the last nerve of anyone other than me? Her spoiled, bratty, obviously jealous, attitude is getting ridiculous. I never actually cared for her but so far, this season, she is completely unbearable and I am going to start watching it the next day on my DVR so I can just fast forward through her. She stomps around like she runs things, making threats to have people thrown out, when they, very obviously, WERE ALLOWED IN. I mean, what? Did she think Quinn and Huck hopped the fence and snuck in through the back door when she threatened to have them thrown out? Cyrus nailed it when he said she was jealous of Liv and basically needs to get over it. She was always a bully to Quinn, and now because she works in the White House, she is trying to throw that behaviour around to more people, and she is getting called on it, or shown that she is not all that she thinks she is. She wants to be on the “in” like Olivia is, and hates it that she never will be.

    • Kourtney
      October 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      A HUGE co-sign to your entire comment! I was annoyed in that scene cuz they had on BADGES!! I know Gladiators aren’t always big on rules, but why couldn’t she fathom that they had a legitimate reason for being there? She wanna be the BOSS (or besties w/ the boss) sooo badly! It’s sick.

    • Lakisha
      October 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Girl……At the beginning I was like Abby think she is something now and trying her best to shade Olivia. I was hoping and praying that someone would come and snatch her edges clean off and my prayers were answered last night. PRAISE HIM!!!! Cyrus tore them edges off and danced on them.

      • Rita Red
        October 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        Danced on them. Lol. Now all I see is Cy as a wee leprechaun doing a jig…

    • Monica
      October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      YASSSSS!!! I have never liked her and apparently I’m not the only one because Cyrus READ Red! Gave her the read of her life!! My guess is that before the season ends, she will either resign or get fired from the White House and will go crawling back to Pope & Associates.

    • Ms. Lucky
      October 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Yes “Gabby” has let her jealousy of Olivia make her say and do stupid stuff. The white house belongs to Liv and she has returned to claim it.

    • Lakisah
      October 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Abby used to be my homegirl in the previous seasons but now she is working my nerves a little. The White House absolutely gives NO DAMBS about her. Fitz keeps calling her “Gabby” and Cyrus stays calling her “Red”. They’re straight up paying her dust. At least, Mellie gets her name right.

    • October 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      I feel you on your opinion of Red but I see her role as simply an antagonist to play off of the role Olivia left behind. No. . She is no where near as good as Liv but she serves as a measuring stick to show how good Liv really is. Yes she is annoying as hell but I think that creates the tension and adds to the case of amplifying Liv ‘ s reputation and capabilities.

      • Dawn W
        October 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        I never thought of it that way, and that is a good way to look at it…….however, I just……can’t. Not with her. Unable.

      • Lakisah
        October 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        Hmmmmmmmmm……I never saw it that way. I’ll be paying more attention to this in upcoming episodes.

    • Anna
      October 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      THANK YOU! This “season of Abby” is more like a season of “lets see how annoying we can make Abby”, because I have never hated her more. I miss season one Abby, who could be badass and hardcore while still sassing up every client they picked up at OPA. This “I have to prove myself and I’ll do it no matter who I have to crap on in the process” Abby is getting old fast. She is not Olivia, she never will be, and let’s be honest- no one in the White House wants her to be. It’s time to pack her self-righteous act in a suitcase and take her little self back to OPA ASAP before she loses everyone in her life and finds herself unhappy and lonely. Because that is in the near future for her if she keeps this up.

  2. October 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Rowan Pope scares me more than the clown on AHS: Freak Show.

    • Serenity
      October 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      HA!!!!!

    • cheryl
      October 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      HLBB…
      hahahahahahahahahahaha OMG! hahahahahahahahahaha

    • paleo_wino
      October 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Im gonna have nightmares on both now lol!

    • October 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Rowan Pope could scare the clown from AHS: Freak Show.

      • KathyMo
        October 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Agreed!

    • Fit0214@hotmail.co.uk
      October 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      I have adored Joe Morton for years, so much that I hope I never meet him. His Papa Pope is the scariest character to come down the ‘pike in a long long time…

      • RonicaOne
        October 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        The Brother From Another Planet is showing the young’uns how it is done! I don’t do clowns or AHS, but I do check under the bed & closets just in case Papa Pope knows my name.

    • Chelle
      October 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      WORD! And that clown is effin’ HORRIBLE!

  3. NC
    October 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    When Cy welcomed Mellie into the Oval Office!!!!!!! I HIT THE FLOOR!! Cy is an idiot and I love him! Aaaaaaaand I wish they wasn’t trynna set my Boo up!!

    Also…. Can we discuss when that Brat tried to make Liv come in the WH with her?!?! Liv read the child!

    And finally- When Fitz almost smacked the white blood cells out of Karen’s body, I stood up and praised God! See THAT is what Malia and Sasha got coming if they EVA!!!!! EVA TRY SOME MESS LIKE THAT!! Lord. And the NFL BET not try to fire Michelle for it!

    • Scandalized
      October 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Lmao at “THAT is what Malia and Sasha got coming if they EVA!! EVA TRY SOME MESS LIKE THAT!!!”

      And Chile, you KNOW Michelle and Barack wouldn’t even be alone in their snatching the lakefronts off those chilrens; alla black America would be ALLL UP IN the White Crib standing in GAHTDAMB LINE to give those girls READS of their LIVES. And Barack and Michelle would let ’em go at it, too.

    • whilome
      October 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Right?!! DYINGGG!! You’re hilarious!

    • SD
      October 19, 2014 at 7:40 am

      TFCOTUS would never mess up like that. Especially now that Ms. Shonda has explored that realm for all to see. I hope FLOTUS let’s them watch this episode. Anyhoo, those Bush girls already partied their way through their White House years ( I’m sure they never went as far as little Miss Karen tho ). If by any slim chance they did, then there must be a real life Liv Pope somewhere fixing everything!!!!!!

      • Tyren M
        October 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

        Judy Miller. Just a thought.

      • RonicaOne
        October 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

        The stories out of Yale regarding the Bush girls Dan not be ALL lies. Their parents were party people so the nuts didn’t roll far from the bush?

  4. Allana O
    October 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I think Jake saw a flashing red light under his car that alerted him to the bomb.

    • October 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I don’t think it was a flashing red light. He saw liquid dripping, though.

      • Mary
        October 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        I saw a flashing red light too…

      • TiTi
        October 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

        I swore it was a flashing red light too….lawd Poppa Pope is on another level of evil. But I feel like Tom and Poppa Pope set up Jake cause that was too easy. And Fitz is a half twat, not even a full one.

        • cam
          October 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

          I think the flashing light reflected off the liquid which is what brought Jake’s attention to it.

      • Jordan
        October 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

        I actually think he saw both. He saw the red flashing light (bomb) reflecting off the ground as well.

      • DontKillJake
        October 17, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Definitely not a flashing red light. I watched it several times.

      • M&Ms
        October 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        Yup. It was a flashing red light.

      • Erin
        October 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        Flashing red light reflecting off of the liquid.

      • T'Nesha
        October 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        Yes, there is a flashing red light. You have to look at the bottom of the screen, outside of the puddle of water. My mother and friend didn’t see it at first until they watched it again. I wish I could upload a picture of it.

        • scandalized
          October 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

          Red light, dripping liquid, writing on the wall with his name on it, whatever the hell State Farm saw, it was enough to make his shook behind back the eff up, roll outta that joint while detonating that joint remotely. I like how Shonda stays trying to give homeboy some swag. #Nope #Fail #YouStillScottFoley

        • JayJay
          October 24, 2014 at 12:48 am

          LOL @ #YouStillScott Foley….but come on you gotta admit he’s got more swag this season.

      • October 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        There was a small red flashing light reflecting off the liquid. It was SO slight that I didn’t catch it until the 3rd time we watched it. And then only because I thought to look for it because I thought “How would he know that water = a bomb.

      • lovemesomescandal
        October 18, 2014 at 12:03 am

        Flashing light watch it again

    • Courtney H
      October 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      There was liquid on the ground. Don’t know if it came from the car or not. But, through the reflection of the liquid, he saw a flashing red light. The type of light that is typically associated with a bomb or timer (on tv shows).

  5. notconvincedgranny
    October 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Aaaaaannnd – who had no idea Rowan “Satan’s Daddy” Pope would survive being spat at by a mewling upstart like Jake? Shoot, this is the difference between being a practicing bitch and practicing to be a bitch. And Papa P is Head Mitch #1.

    • October 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      “…the difference between a practicing bitch and practicing to be a bitch….” Thank you for that…that just gave my lackluster afternoon life!

    • Andi
      October 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Kin ah git a Amen??

    • jinks
      October 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      OMG!!! “practicing bitch and practicing to be a bitch”!!! I am hollering here!!!

    • October 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

      “the difference between being a practicing bitch and practicing to be a bitch.”

      brb, shopping for a casket b/c i am LAID OUT by this.

    • SD
      October 19, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Y’all don gave me the hiccups!!!!

    • GladiatorforREALLS
      October 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thank you ….that is all

    • Chiq
      October 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      #dead #back again… I’m late BUT I have now devoted my last 23 minutes to determining if I’m a practicing bitch or practicing to be a bitch. Does the fact that I’m questioning it mean that I’m not quite practicing?! THAT is the question!

  6. Diva
    October 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Ma’am. THANK YOU for trying to breathe life back into my body. Now all I need is some oil for my edges. I may even have to borrow Viola’s wig to cover the carnage that took place upon my scalp.
    They may as well make Abby a part-time employee. Assign her to Mellie. That seems to be the only time she really got the job done.

  7. Shar
    October 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Girl, the reads on the TV last night tho……..I couldn’t even revive myself from one before another was on. My sentiments were exactly the same after each one “Every single WELP that every WELPED in WELPHAVEN!” #classic

  8. October 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    So tired of Fitz throwing stones at Mellie from his glass house. SO TIRED…and then have nerve enough to talk about how he’s POTUS and has this and that at his beck and call, but then get all lip-quivery-passive-aggressive-oh-please-I-nearly-died-without-you. Enough already.
    Save Jake now, Liv and iron things out with him and your dad over Thanksgiving dinner.

    • Jen Jen
      October 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Yes, Rochelle, yes! Death to Olitz. Girl, when he asked her if he wasn’t doing his duty as a man, I was yelling STFU! at the screen. He’s so basic. Mellie has been musty and all, but Fitz (and Olivia, for that matter) is the last person who should be getting on her case about her behavior.

      • October 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        Yes, yes and YES, Jen Jen!!
        …and here’s the thing: if Liv is the intelligent, tough, independent, kick-a$$ woman she is, WHY WOULD SHE EVEN WANT A GUY LIKE FITZ IN THE FIRST PLACE.
        Ugh.
        Ugh again.
        Dangit.

        • cam
          October 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

          @Rochelle- because Liv’s in luvvv and just can’t help herself or some other stupid sh*t!

  9. October 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    What in the world is wrong with Jake? Why would he let Fitz breeze past like that? When you have info on who killed the president’s son, and you know you’ve pissed off Rowan, and you know Tom is out to get you, you don’t let the man walk, you tackle his ass and hold criminal show and tell!

    • Scandalized
      October 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      ^^^Can I get an amen on this here in the above?! Like seriously, Joke had ZERO sense of urgency. Homeboy must really NOT want to live.

  10. Mary
    October 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    This episode was EVERYTHING! Loved it.
    I can’t believe poor Jake has been set up. I’m neither team Jake nor an Olitz fan (we need Olivia to get a new bae, preferably someone smooth and chocolate) but I don’t want Jake to DIE! If Fitz kills Jake he will ruin his chances with Olivia forever. And TOM!!! It’s your fault! You killed Jerry so you were probably going to die anyway you didn’t have to blame Jake! Tears.

  11. lalaRochelle
    October 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Shonda must’ve had a #readforfilth bonus check for the writers this week because by the end of the episode my edges, brows and wig was snatched and I was clutching my peals lol. I couldn’t breathe and was curled in the corner of my couch by the time the episode was over.

    • jinks
      October 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Shonda had a Brinks truck at the office for all those reads! i’m still trying to find my edges. my pearls are still outside my door…

  12. Purple Dove
    October 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    TGIF and for the AL recaps…done like none other….

    Jake blowing up his car? How?
    Three epic reads in one episode? Yikes!!!
    Papa Pope walking in to finish SSA Tom’s interrogation: PRICELESS.
    And with a straight face too, knowing you, Eli/Rowan/Papa Pope/Command, was the one who assigned it! You sent Tom to do it!

    Tom’s loyalty was admirable. Now it’s just…I don’t know…. Papa Pope is some kind of svengali for real….

    Quinn is beyond annoying. She wastes so much time asking questions. I don’t know how Liv deals. Shut up and do your job, Quinn!

    Only what, 2-3 scenes with Huck and his side eye to Liv when she was on the phone trying to hook up with Jake still overshadowed annoying Quinn….

    Mellie… girl…. the next time you grab Liv might be the last. And Mellie’s little dig at Fitz about the sex tape fell flat because there’s at least one recording with her blowing the VP candidate dude IN THE WEST WING so go on and sit down, Mellie. And a “free pass”? Really? #whitefairytaletears

    What exactly will it take for Abby to submit her resignation? They don’t call her by her name. They undermine her authority. Cyrus basically summed up her life story in that read. She’s smart but DC politics don’t want/need her….

    Jake (Second Fiddle) really thinks he’s that dude. Why? If he would play his position, he might get some respect….

    This episode should give the Gladiators hope that Shonda hasn’t lost her touch!

    • Jen Jen
      October 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Purple Dove – someone mysterious (*cough* Rowan *cough*) rigged his car to blow up when it’s turned on. Jake, being former Command and tech-savvy, has one of those remote-controlled ignition cars. So, on-button = boom.

    • Erin
      October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I don’t think Tom was loyal AT ALL. That was straight up FEAR. Daddy Pope dared him to snitch on him in his face. Tom is no dummy. Would you rather have Demon Rowan after you or Softy Jake?

    • Sarahsmile512
      October 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Purple Dove,

      Thank you for this >> Mellie… girl…. the next time you grab Liv might be the last. And Mellie’s little dig at Fitz about the sex tape fell flat because there’s at least one recording with her blowing the VP candidate dude IN THE WEST WING so go on and sit down, Mellie. << I'm always baffled at the amount of people who big up Mellie and s**t on Fitz when Mellie is just as raggedy and sh***y as they claim Fitz is!! Mellie didn't finish a damn thing but that box of cereal!!

  13. October 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Maybe I’m taking this too far, but maybe Fitz brought Papa Pope in to interrogate Tom so that he could get rid of Jake once and for all?
    He’s not that smart though, is he?

    • whilome
      October 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Holy crap! I didn’t even think of that.
      Get rid of a rival AND the triggerman. Deal with Daddy Pope later. Try to holla at bae (cue Vermont music).
      Fitz is an evil, petty-ass genius.

  14. Carriecnh12
    October 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    “FINISH HIM”, I almost spit out my smoothie on the laptop at this, Luvvie you are a total and complete fool, and so am I because reading all I kept hearing was the Mortal Kombat theme song, so apropriate. 😀

    I can not, let me repeat can not, stand Fitz, he always has some insulting ish to say to Mellie, when in my book he is the wuse (as we would say in Bim), I mean how could he not tell Mellie what was going on with her child, and throw back her grief in her face, knowing everything that she has gone through, she should have slapped the taste out of his mouth, ugh can’t stand him.
    I am finally proud that Olivia has my name (Carolyn), that dissertation she put down on those people finally put her back in my good graces, especially after that weak a$$ moment with Fitz, all of this stupid lip trembling, she might as well break out in a Whitney song. Jake betta not die, Rowan needs to have someone take him down a peg, and it for sure won’t be Liv or Pitz.

    • dawn
      October 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Omg thought I was the only Bajan reading Luvvie’s blog. Heyyyyyy (lol hope that wasnt too much)

    • A Russell
      October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I wonder which show you have been watching? Has anyone been more rude and disrespectful and unsupportive to Fitz than Mellie? I cannot deal with these revisionist viewer who are trying to make Mellie into a saint. I love Mellie’s character, but name 1 instance when Mellie havent said worse to Fitz? Mellie with her guilt grieving who did not give a fig about that child until he died because he belongs to Big Jerry. Remember OPA had the DNA results switched. Only after he is dead she crying boo hoo. Oh! Please. Fitz is grieving just like Mellie because she is the mother her grief is more important? Bull sh*t. She did not want the kids and said so in 1.06 go back and watch. She had them because Fitz probably begged her and he was and is the better parent. We saw that with even Teddy. Inducing labor a month early. Please acknowledge that these characters are all flawed every single one. No saints among them.

      • L
        October 18, 2014 at 11:18 am

        Thank you for saying what I feel! I mean Fitz and Mellie kind of deserve one another at this point but neither of them is a saint. I love drunk Mellie but I don’t feel sorry for her.

    • AS621
      October 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      When Mellie threw back that Mortal Kombat “Finish Him” move, I yelled out, “Mellie wins: fatality!” Fitz should know by now not to come for Mellie because she always reads him right back and sashays off. She undid his entire read with one line. And, she has too many things to throw back at him. She coulda said, “Oh, so she was raped like your father raped me?” or “Being a woman who’s sexually assaulted seems to be a rite of passage for women in this family. Bye, Fitzlecia!” Mellie can always say, “Who gon’ check me, boo?” to Fitz because we know it isn’t him.

  15. October 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I was SO glad when Cyrus read Abby ass! She needed that. I’m wondering when she gone go back to Pope and Associates.

    Poppa Pope is scarier den a mug!!!

    Poor Jake!!

    Fitz is so dumb!

    Smellie Mellie 🙂

  16. October 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I was at home with my red wine and popcorn (aka TGIT dinner) SCREAMIN! SCREAMIN.

    I needta know how is Cyrus so Dann dumb that he does not know that Michael is not your ordinary ho?! He knows that ANY indesscretion is gonna put his position in the Grant administration, not the administration itself, at risk. He is the dam chief of staff and knows he does NOT get to be a trick, no matter now lonely or horny he gets. And don’t he remember sending the dearly departed James Novack to get the goods on Mustang Sally’s hubby?

    Yes, yes he does, and both of them are now dead because of it.

    Lemme faint all over again.

    • overit
      October 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      “your ordinary ho” lawd now I hear Sade singing noo ordinary hoooo in my head. thanks!

      • eulalia
        October 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

        i will forever be singing “no ordinary ho” a la sade. please send halp.

  17. Barbara Rainey
    October 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This recap gave me life! I can’t stand “Red” this season. She’s finally in a position that has a little power and now she thinks that she’s Olivia! Girl, stop! The only reason why she got the position in the first place is because of Olivia.

    I didn’t like Quinn last season and this season I’m starting to warm up to her. Huck and Charlie created a monster and she is having fun with it.

    Papa Pope, always wins. I don’t know why they don’t get that. However, when his secrets come out, there will be hell to pay.

    Mellie, can I just state that Bellamy Young plays the HELL out of that character! I gets all kinds of feels with her.

    Fitz is too damb dumb to be the president. He doesn’t have any idea what goes on around him. Yet, he thinks that he holds some kind of power. Eli Pope is playing him like a fiddle. Fitz is too mad about Jake sleeping with Liv than about his own child dying. This doesn’t have anything to do with his son! Fitz is a simp!

    Jake and SSA Tom are done for! You knew it was going to happen when they announced that Scott Foley has a new show coming out with Shonda. However, they didn’t have to kill Tom, that’s my boo. Maybe they’ll just put him in the hole until Fitz finds out the truth.

    I’m glad Olivia and Scandal has gotten back to what it was. I couldn’t take “weak” Liv anymore!

  18. Brandihorse83
    October 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hunny the shade and the reads last night were epic and I was couch slidin all evening!!!

    1) when Fitz almost knocked Karen’s teeth down her throat!! did yall peep when he was like ” you lil….” I thought he was gonna punch her dead in her windpipe.

    2) FINALLY somebody got Mellie’s ass together because Babbby she has been on my last nerve fake grieving for that boy…. And then she has the gall to throw the sex noise tape ( cause homeboy wasnt actually on tape) in his face when your DTF daughter caught you on your knees givin slow neck to the VP!! Mellie have all the seats in the entire white house!!

    3) If Jake had just kept his shit quite instead of poking the bear and tellin evil ass Rowan everything his ass wouldn’t be in a sling now… and I am gonna need for Fitz to pick up the pieces come on son… This is command… What you think you and Poppa Pope gonna have a come to Jesus moment?? Why are you trusting this man remember he had you shoot down a plane full of people??

    4) What they need to do is all come together and get Poppa Pope’s straight from hell behind… Nobody should have that much power!!

    And I do ride for Olitz but they just do too much for me right now and I cant with them…. I want FItz to get some balls and stop letting mellie and liv juggle them…

  19. Di
    October 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Why does Fitz think Jake ( second fiddle) would send Tom to kill The 1st son all of a sudden??? When Papa clearly told his dumbass it was Mama & it was dealt with??
    Surely anyone with a memory would think this was a bit suss??
    Dumb!
    So did the parents get the cash after the epic read off Liv or was the deal sign or I’ll ruin you??
    Agree with above, why didn’t Jake tackle Fitz instead of just sitting on his butt waiting to be arrested?? Nobody was interested in what he had to say all ep & it was kind of important for a change.
    Too many questions still but I enjoyed everybody getting read for filth left right & centre.
    I’m an olitz fan, but c’mon Shonda, change it up

  20. Adrina
    October 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    1. I want Cyrus and this alpaca wig to have a seat in a corner, and have a serious thought about his recent behavior with the gigolo.

    2. When Fitz called her Smelly Mellie I cackled my house DOWN…until she drop kicked him in the manly parts with that “Shes just like her father”. Even smelly, Mellie will forever be on the Goon Squad Executive Committee.

    3. Old-Gladiating-Swoop Bang-Liv got me out here doing the Schmoney dance all types of ways! Shonda brought her back better than ever. I am ITCHING to see how this thing with #PapaPope plays out once Liv’s “Gut” comes back full force.

    4. #TheGladiatorFormerlyKnownAsAbby gotsta find her chill, and have one of these \____ Because that green eyed monster known as #Jellis will end up having her eat crow. And my momma always said that is a TOUGH bird to eat.

    5. When #MessyMellie put her hands on Liv, and Liv shot her the #Baggbackbxtch face I LIVED! Also, as well, in addition to, I stanned for the #Olitz scene just a tad, but was sooooooooooo glad Liv told the #troof.

    6. #PapaPope is like Dracula. He is the original goon, the original dun dunnah, top shottah. Like the originator of what gooning really stands for. The way he did SSA Tom was ice cold baby, ice cold!

    Thasssss all I got. Luvvie I love you like Liv loves White and red wine in the winter!

    • Lakisah
      October 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      LMAO….you just made me spit water all over my computer at “Cyrus and this alpaca wig”.

    • LadyLarke
      October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

      The original dun-dunnah tho?!?!?!?! LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

  21. nichole
    October 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Back to the days of Scandal where I had to take notes during an episode. Yes!

    First, can someone call Mellie’s parents to come take baby Teddy and raise him as their own?

    Everybody got “Poped” last night by either Liv or Command. E-VARY-BODY. The party Karen attended was “Poped”. Cy was “Poped” by Liv when she told him to stop talking. Jake was “Poped” too many times to count. Mellie was “Poped” by Liv. Fitz was “Poped” by Command. There was a whole lotta Poping going on! And Abby/Gabby got “Beened.”

    I don’t think David gave Jake all of the files. David has tasted the sweet nectar of the other side so I can imagine he took just a little something for himself for later. Remember what he did with the Cytron card? Or one can hope.

    I’m so tired of Fitz trying to read everyone. He forgets his own issues. Talking about Mellie drinking at 11am. I remember when he was drinking at 8. And we still need to revisit this suicide atttempt. WHAT HAPPENED with that?

    Lastly, what was Tom talking about with Jake being Command? Jake would have been on the worst CEOs list. Jake as Command wasn’t like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos or Steve Jobs (some of the best). Jake as more like Ken Lay of Enron.

    • October 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      This, right here:

      “Talking about Mellie drinking at 11am. I remember when he was drinking at 8.”

      And she’s drinking over a lost child, what was he drinking over, not getting any from Liv? A fixed campaign that got him the job he wanted?

      The only thing Fitz it suited to be Commander in Chief of is the Ranks of Hypocrisy and Double Standards, and the Platoon of Not Being Aware of the Truth.

  22. Jessica
    October 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m so pissed at Fitz basic butt! I don’t know why he trusts anything Rowan has to say. If he stop sniffing under Liv long enough to think straight he’ll know something.

  23. nichole
    October 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    One more comment:

    Why did Liv and Fitz ever consider giving the Morgans any money, at all?
    Hell,
    Charlie would have gotten rid of the whole family for $100 worth of pastries and donuts.

    • Mz James
      October 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Pastries and donuts! He would have killed them for whatever he was trying to get out of that vending machine last episode. Lol!

    • October 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      hollering!

    • Coco Malaika
      October 19, 2014 at 4:17 am

      CACKLING TO THE END!!!! I got life from this!!!! YAAASSSS!!! *pastries and donuts* LMAO

  24. B-lynne
    October 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Why does everyone hate Fitz so much…. A lot of this mess is not his fault… I mean lets go back to the beginning.. His father emotionally abused him for his entire life….. his wife who he loved in the beginning of their marriage just cut him off cold for ten years and with held any kind of love, sex or intimacy and then belittled him when he sought it elsewhere ( he did not know about the rape and he cant fix what he doesn’t know)… The woman who he loves helped to rig an election that he unwittingly stole and then she keeps leaving him every time he makes a solid plan to be with her… Everyone he has trusted has used him for their own purposes including her ( get my killing mama out of the country) Then the guy he has entrusted her with makes a play for her… His son is killed and he is then further manipulated when her killing daddy lies to him… So Fitz has done a lot of stupid shit and he should know better but his situation is fucked…. All he wanted was somebody who truly loved him for him… He only ran for president bc of his deep seated daddy issues… So cut the guy a lot of slack and Mellie acts like she is the only one who is allowed to grieve or say slick shit to people she never owns up to her BS and there is plenty of it…

    • scandalhooked
      October 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      THANK YOU. GOOD SUMMARY. THESE PEOPLE ACT LIKE EVERYONE ON THIS SHOW SH*T DONT STINK. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS JAKE KILLED IN COLD BLOOD INCLUDING JAMES. HE KNEW FITZ AND OLIVIA HAVE A THINK YET HE SHATTERED THE GUY CODE AND SLEPT WITH HIS FRIEND WOMAN. PLUS HIS WEAK ASS ACTING IS NOT VERY CONVINCING ANYWAY.

    • MK
      October 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Because Fitz has the intelligence and maturity of an 8th grader.

    • nichole
      October 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      I don’t hate Fitz. And I recognize the issues he has faced. But as Papa Pope has said so eloquently before…He is a boy!

      Regardless of those issues, he still acts entitled. He is not the victim in all cases.

      His character has good points and bad ones. And again, how he acts in most situations is just like a little boy.

      • Dawn W
        October 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm

        Prime example of acting like a little boy……..walking off mad because his SIDE CHICK went away with someone else. I love how conveniently he forgets he’s married. No matter what the situation is with him and Mellie, He. Is. Still. Married. To. Her. Just, the nerve……

  25. Purple Dove
    October 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    PS….

    Shonda: please find some new hairstylists for this show. I’m sure you’ve heard/read the horror of Cy’s (new) hair.

    Liv’s do was a bit on the shiny side and that Farrah Fawcett flip is a little better but not by much.

    And I just figured this out: where’s Fitz’s superman curl?!?!?!? I guess with all that he’s doing and dealing with he doesn’t have to time to gel it up?

    PPS: I still swoon over Olitz because they had/have PROFESSIONAL chemistry along with the personal…. Of course, I cannot fully support their union because I cannot support home wrecking. And for the record, Liv is not the home wrecker. Fitz and Mellie are. Only the two people in the home/marriage can wreck it.

  26. October 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Chile between Daddy Pope’s devilment and Fitz’s read of life, I was no more good after that episode ended. I couldn’t even think about watching How to Get Away with Murder because my nerves were too bad. And Smelly Mellie could have kept that weak comeback because at least Karen never walked in on him and Olivia like she did when her mother was mic checking the Veep.

    Fitz been going around singing negro spirituals “I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some hills to climb, I’ve had some weary days and some sleepless nights…..” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ_V5Jdoy2g But he finally had enough and let her have it with every ounce of saltiness that he has been storing up since their son died. He did not just snatch her wig, he scalped her!

    And as much as I do not l want him to be with Olivia, whew lawd, that chemistry is undeniable. I don’t like for people to know that I am trifling, but that definitely would have worked on me – but don’t tell anyone.

    I will be getting a new prayer shawl for next week, some new pearls to clutch and a chin strap for my wig.

    • Purple Dove
      October 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      “Fitz been going around singing negro spirituals “I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some hills to climb, I’ve had some weary days and some sleepless nights…..”

      After reading that line, all I could to in my earthly body is say “Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep….” and just rocked on into that heavenly slumber…. LOLLLLLL!!!!

      • October 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        Finish the song before you go.lol

    • Scandalized
      October 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      LMAO at “…getting a new prayer shawl for next week, some new pearls to clutch and a chin strap for my wig.” #VernaDead

  27. jinks
    October 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    btw, has anyone noticed that the VP is pretty salty? we might not want to sleep on ‘ole boy. him still hot he had to chose between Mellie and being VP and Fitz’ mitch boy. so we might now want to keep our eyes off him just yet…IJS

    • Londa
      October 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Truth

  28. Absurdist
    October 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Here’s what I find funny:

    On Shonda shows in particular, the epic read usually follows a period of time where one character or another has been passively or actively avoiding communication with another character, always in a situation where communication would normally be easy for regular folks.

    So really, if these people weren’t being so dramatically off-put by each other for the slimmest of reasons, well, we’d have no shows, because the epic reads wouldn’t be necessary.

  29. Absurdist
    October 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    What I’m really wondering now, though, is how long Rowan is going the be able to move the goalposts before someone other than Jake gets a clue. It won’t be Cyruse, though, because Lizzie Bear is most likely going to throw him for a loop during sweeps. It won’t be Fitz, because clearly his brain has dropped back below the equator.

    Maybe Abby will be the one to redeem everything. Or something else. Now that Charlie is back in play(ish)…

    • londa
      October 19, 2014 at 10:07 am

      It will be Abby and Liv

  30. jme
    October 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I concur with what has already been said, Quinn is definitely becoming a likeable character.

    Am I the only only one who noticed the little hand grab Rowan gave Tom? Idk, I think that might have been a “get out of jail free” card. Tom just may get away with his life.

    I have the worst feeling about Abby and this White House situation. I really, really, really hope the writers don’t take it there.

    Oh, and old Liv is back!

  31. Denise
    October 18, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Luvvie, iLive for your Scandal recaps! Even though I watch the show religiously, your take on the episodes are hi-larious! With that being said, here’s my take on the ending…Now we all assume Fitz is ‘dumb’, but we’re neglecting ONE SIMPLE FACT: Fitz was/is B613. Which means he is very much aware of Rowan/Eli/Daddy Pope’s ways of getting things done. I don’t think he believes that Jake ordered his son killed, it doesn’t make sense. He gains nothing from that move. Also, I’m sure his memory is so short that he has forgotten that the Grand Goon himself fingered Maya/Mama Pope as the one who did that dastardly deed. So if it was actually Second Fiddle that was pulling the strings, that would mean the Grand Goon made a mistake and EVERYBODY KNOWS the Original Thug Assassin don’t make thise kind of mistakes. I think when Fitz said he ‘trying to figure out who killed my son’, he was talking about Daddy Pope the whole time.

    • BeeLovely
      October 18, 2014 at 11:18 am

      That is one way of looking at it

  32. Denise
    October 18, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Btw: THIS episode though?! Yaaasss! ALL the READS that have EVER been READ in Reading!! Whew!!

  33. Q
    October 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Does anyone else think that Jake/Tom set this up? Why did Tom call Jake to tell him that he’s being investigated? Tom had to have known that his call would be taped or something.

    Jake was awfully calm when they came to arrest him….like he was expecting it.

    This would make for a great twist.

    • KathyMo
      October 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

      That’s a good point. I never thought of that. I was thinking that Tom called Jake because of the conversation they had in the park, so he thought that Jake was the only one on his side. But I did notice how Jake was calm when they came to arrest him, like he was expecting it.

  34. BeeLovely
    October 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    At first, I thought Fitz was the worst kind of idiot but I actually think he knows exactly what is going on and what he is doing. He is so obsessed with Olivia that he saw a way to get rid of Jake without having Olivia turn on him. Popa Pope is terrifying but Fitz is one heartless dude. I don’t know if I can take several more seasons of this.

  35. KathyMo
    October 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I believe I am the only person who has always been here for Jake. I’ve loved him from the beginning. With that being said, I also believe his days are numbered. Mitch Fitz is out to destroy the competition by any means necessary. Remember, Jake was his dude until he started diddling Olivia then that friendship went out the window. Mitch Fitz is a big ol’ bitch who acts all butt-hurt out of emotions when something doesn’t go his way like the big spoiled brat that he is. He was cool when he thought Olivia went away alone but when he found out she was with JAKE! Ha! How dare his mistress have a boyfriend! O_o Boy bye!

    Abby needs to cut her losses now and take her ass back to OPA. I don’t care for White House Red and they don’t care for her. The read was PRICELESS though. I think I’ve ‘oop’ed more in this episode than any other episode ever!

    Cyrus ass need to be spanked, and not the way he may like it. I understand being lonely, but now you payin’ for penis? Dude, really? Just like Fitz, he’s thinking with the wrong head. Cy is usually quick on the uptake, so if he were focused he would know that Portia is setting his ass up. Stupid. And, um…where’s the baby? I ain’t seen her since the last time I saw James.

    Fitz read the hell outta Mellie, but she got her get-back in one sentence.

    Google’s #1 search since Thursday: Eiffel Towering.

    • SD
      October 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Ok. I just googled “Eiffel Towering”. Karen! How could you? Yuck!!!!

  36. irene
    October 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    This was classic Scandal . Liv back working and killing it and a very entertaining story line for all the others characters on the show!
    OLITZ! I must admit that in the moment I love them. Their chemistry is just sizzling but taken as the overall story Fitz is the worst .
    Yes he loves Olivia but he definitly loves himself and the Presidency more .She is his FLUFFER the one that made him feel manly after Mellie his beatiful wife had rejected him for years and that is still her role.

    What kind of man would have the love of his life live alone for what is going to be close to 9 years by the end of his presidency no boyfriend, no husband, no kids. Thats what he expects while he has it all .And then be at his beck and call for sex in his office, random hotel rooms and unfurnished houses in the middle of nowhere !
    I love Mellie because while Olivia’s view of Fitz is blinded by love and lust she sees him clearly for what he really is a selfish spoilt boy.
    Loving this season so far and cant wait for next weeks show!

    y

  37. Barbara p
    October 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Mellie is a mess, withheld information from her husband about being raped by her father in law. Fitz, who I love as a superb actor along with Olivia, belong together, chemistry is a -itch, and those 2 have it. We can!t always help who we fall in love with.

  38. Football mom
    October 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    i absolutely loved this episode…and Luvvie, you are right…there were tons of reads holler-at-the-tv reads!!!! 1. When Cy called Abby out on her jealousy, I was screaming, yes! Abby didn’t take enough lessons as a gladiator evidently.

    Read #2 was epic! But what the heck is eiffle towering???? I am so old! Nevermind, I googled it. it sounds incredibly painful and not at all fun. Mellie was shocked into reality with that one. She is quick tho…like father like daughter…hmmm…she’s right.

    3. I’m glad I’m not the only one who was yelling NO to the Olitz kiss. I’m not an Olake fan either, but I surely didn’t want Fitz to reduce Liv to the punk she was last season. Replace Harrison with a fine chocolate or Asian or Hispanic brother…someone with melanin…and while he does not have to wear gingham, he can dress sharp, smell good and show his abs every once in a while. 🙂

    4. And, Old Liv, was awesome talking to the parents. I had to rewind it a few times just to catch every point she made.

    5. Momma Mellie was so compassionate. now, had she been a black woman, she’da kicked her butt to Paris with love.

    My predictions…Cyrus knows what his paid man is up to…he’s not a dummy. This is supposed to be Abby’s season, I think she’ll need Liv real soon. Karen is going to end up pregnant. Mellie is awake from her guilt and auditioning for a role on Revenge. Fitz is being led by jealousy and will be blindsided by the truth. Jake has skipped out of town with key B316 files and will return to take Liv.

    Last note: did you know that Charlie and Tom are brothers in real life??????

    • MsLee13
      October 19, 2014 at 1:21 am

      The actor who plays Tom’s real-life brother is actually the actor who plays Billy Chambers, former VP Sally Langston’s former Chief of Staff.

  39. Silk!
    October 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    But wait…”Controversy” playing during the party scene??? Did Shonda get a discount to use that song?

    • Lakisah
      October 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Girl okay!!!!!! You know Prince got his publishing on lock!!!!!

  40. Maria
    October 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    How bout President Ghost called daddy Pope because they in it together. SSA Ton gonna tell so they had to do the undercover threat. Whodidit? And you better not say me.

  41. Maria
    October 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Sorry, SSA Tom…

  42. Whatchusay
    October 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    It took four episodes to finally get me riled up. Yes Luuvie, they are finally getting back to back to back bang-bang feel of Season 2. I’ve been so bored with the first few episodes that I forgot to even watch this past week. but my girl Shonda brought it back! Now I can’t wait for next weeks.

  43. October 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    This right chere is why I cain’t ride for Fitz. Why is he so stupid? I cain’t even ask Jesus to fix it because God can’t fix stupid.

  44. howlingbanshee
    November 25, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Okay so I finally saw this episode and I would like to give a shoutout to #MarineBAE, the strikingly handsome sentinel who was posted outside the Oval Office. Every time that door opened and I got a glimpse of his profile, I smiled in spite of myself.