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Baby Made a Mess: Scandal Episode 407 Recap

Lemme tell you something. Shonda and her team put their ENTIRE FOOT in this episode of Scandal. This was one of the best eps of the show yet, next to 752 and the Reads of Life episode from earlier this season.  It was so good that it took me almost 2 hours to watch it because I kept on pausing it so I could get myself together. WHEWWWW!!! Let’s get to it, y’all.

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Hunger Games – Liv is at home in some pretty ass silk pajamas when she gets a call from President Ghost the Thirsty. He was talmbout how he wished he could tuck her in, since there’s hope now. Apparently, he’s been calling her every night. She tells him that ain’t no hope unless Jake from State Farm is being treated right and being fed while locked up. “I want a full report on his condition and we can talk about what hope means.” Fitz doesn’t even know that Mellie heard the end of the convo. DAMB.

Farewell Winslow – Quinn goes to see Mr. Winslow and he’s sitting in his house on the stairs in the dark. She tells him that she knows Catelyn died because of something he did. She asks the man why he had a folder of Boss Lady Liv’s pictures in the file that his daughter snatched away from the crooked security man. He responds by pulling out a gun and shooting himself dead to the stairs! Well that didn’t go as planned.

McDonnell Wasted – An old Senator named McDonell was caught on tape white boy wasted and embarrassing himself in nothing but boxers and the vid goes public. Abby has to address the White House press on it because McDonnell resigned his position and there’s a rumored replacement. Abby deflects and when she gets off the podium, she asks Beene, who admits that they do. WHY DON’T THEY TELL RED ANYTHING? Disrespectful, bruh. Cyrus walks her into the Oval Office and introduces the candidate to her and she freezes and says she knows him. Charles “Chip” Putney used to be her ex-husband. AWWWW NAWL!

Huckleberry Twins – Huck is playing video games with his son, who is on the other end. The boy asks him if he wants to hang out that Thursday and Huck says “yes.” Aawww Javier thinks he’s playing a peer and to see Huck’s face… DAWWW!

Then the other Baby Huck (Quinn) summons him to tell him about Winslow blowing his brains out. In the other room, they see Liv pacing bagginfoaf because she’s too busy calling David (who is refusing her calls) and worrying about Jake. Huck tells Quinn not to tell her about the pictures yet. Right then, Liv gets a call and it’s Abby.

Shattered Abby – Olivia walks into Abby’s office and finds her friend sitting under her desk, in a heap of mess because seeing her abusive ex-husband made her sick.

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She threw up in the bathroom and messed up her dress, so she had called Liv to bring her a new one. Her friend brought her two. Chip being the chosen one for the Virginia Senator seat petrified her too and Liv asked her “what do you want?” Abby says she knows this cannot be handled but Liv loves a challenge.

Straightening Susan – Olivia rolls into an office with Quinn and starts snatching down signs. She walks up to Susan Ross and the woman tells her that she’s interrupting her campaign rally. Liv says: “This isn’t a campaign rally for the next U.S. senator from Virginia. This is a campaign rally for a middle school…” OOP. She tells Susan that if she really wants to win, then she needs to trust her and she’s even giving her help free.99. The lady is stunned but she says “Yes.”

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The first thing Liv does is tell Susan that she needs an image re-work because the way the public’s shallowness is setup, she ain’t gon cut it. Where is Jenny Jones with her “from Geek to chic” show when you need her?? Susan gets her brows and lip waxed, new hair and new clothes.

Minding Business – Abby is in her office when Leo strolls in to ask where they stand, since he knows there’s tension between her and chip. She tells him to mind his business when the news shows that there was a bombing at an embassy in West Angola.

In the War Room, President Ghost tells them to take action and Cyrus is looking all shifty-eyed, thinking about how he mentioned the country to his paid bae, Diamond (aka Michael) earlier. Diamond had told him “you can talk about anything with me.” THE DEVIL IS A FINE ASS HUNKY ASS SIX-PACK HAVING LIE. When Cy walks out the room, he calls his assistant Ethan and tells him to let him know if Lizzie Bear (Elizabeth North) has mentions anything about West Angola in the news in the past day. Oh now you’re suspicious. Too dickly too late, Cy. The mole is in your bedroom.

Paid First Lady – Mellie is bored as hell, buffing some China plates when Lizzie Bear walks up. The FLOTUS tells her… “When a woman is President, they’ll suddenly make First Lady an official paid position… The minute a man has to do it, it’ll become a REAL job.”

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Come on and SAY DAT TRUTH, MELLIE MEL! Lizzie sits down and says she has some ideas on how Mellie can make some impact on foreign policy. Uh oh. Maleficent Mellie soon come. 

Jail Mingle – Olivia calls David and he finally picks up. He’s been avoiding her calls because he knows what she wants is gonna be unreasonable. Y’all know Liv never things any request is too much. People who are that bold and fearless (and hella difficult) seem to stay winning. She wants access to SuperMax. Lemony tells her: “You wanna waltz in there wearing all your white stuff… This isn’t JailMingle dot com.” LMAO! You know Liv doesn’t listen and she walks into SuperMax and an inmate shuffles in. It’s Tom.

Helen of Troy – Tom sees Olivia and his mouth is agape. “I don’t get to look at you very often. I’m in the room but I’m never IN the room. You’re usually in the corner of my eyes. And you are beautiful. The face that launched a thousand ships.”

Liv says she wants to know who killed the President’s son but all Tom is interested in doing is asking her why she has so much power over his ex-boss. “I don’t understand why did you leave him? Was it an order from Command?” Liv says “My father doesn’t give me orders.” and he rebuts with “Oh you think you have a father. I’m so sorry but you don’t have a father. You have Command… You’ve been taking orders from Command since you were born.”

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I can’t do this scene justice by just talmbout it. It is nothing but quotables from Tom. Lemme just quote it.

“He came to your apartment once after you left town. He insisted so we brought him in the middle of the night… He had to see it for yourself. See that you were really gone. The President went in… Eventually, I went in too because of the sound. He was making this noise. Not crying. I’ve never heard a noise like that before and he stopped right when I came in. My President. He needed you. He was in pain. He wanted to DIE. He tried, you know? Once. I could protect him from everyone. Except you. I could never protect him from you, Ms. Pope.

You know they all love you. My President. Jake. Command. They all love you and I can see it. I can see why. Helen of Troy. The face that launched a thousand ships. She didn’t have a father either. Her father was a god.”

Tom 2 Scandal

WHEWWWWWWW!!! SuperMax should be called Boston now because that Tea Party was epic. And that was some MASTERFUL writing and acting.

Liv tells Tom that her father is just a man, not a god. Lady, your father is not mere mortal. That man is Satan’s mentor. She tells the former SSA that he is just a loose end and Command will get rid of him when he no longer needs him. So WHO ORDERED YOU TO KILL THE PRESIDENT’S SON? Tom smirks and says “Jake Ballard.” Liv leaves, knowing that is not the real answer.

Strategy for Susan – Liv and Quinn are overseeing Susan’s campaign commercial shoot and the lady can’t quit blinking like me in Chicago winter. Apparently, the makeup got her eyes feeling ever. And the script is making her sound like a robot. It is NOT working. Liv sees Susan’s adorable daughter, Casey, playing and gets the perfect idea.

The commercial is all Casey in some adorable bunny slippers walking around their house, talking about how awesome her mom is. “This is my mom’s doctorate degree. That means she’s smart. I want smart people running my country.” Me too, girl. But sometimes… >_> The girl charms the socks out of anyone and Cyrus watches with Chip and Leo (who knows Liv is behind it). He tells them that Susan is starting to gain ground so they better get it the hell together.

Gun-Toting – Abby is walking to her car in the garage when Chip walks up to her talmbout how he’s misses her but he’s married. He tries to grab her and she steps back. She walks to her car and he follows her. When she reaches in, she pulls out a small gun and points it in his face. “Chock it up to PTSD, Chip.” I AINT MAD AT ABBY! This dustbucket of a man thought he could intimidate and handle her any old way. NAWL. He walks away, looking like he just saw a ghost.

Abby shows up at the OPA office and tells Liv that she pulled out a gun on Chip and it felt good because she really wanted to kill him. She takes her gun from her. Olivia wants Abby to stand behind her Press Secretary podium and speak up about him and talk about how he beat her so she could destroy his career.

“I did that. We did that for clients for years. They came. We fixed. And we conquered. But what happened to those women? They became Anita Hill, Monica Lewinsky. They stood up and told their story but where are they now?”

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Damb, yo. Just dambit. That is some truth! WHEW!!! Shonda be making some STRONG and NECESSARY statements through her shows, man.

I noticed that Olivia was rocking all black here. I’ve rarely seen her do that. It’s a black camisole too.

50 Shades of Fitz – Liv gets home and her phone rings. It’s Fitz, with a report on Prison Joint Jake. He is eating 2,700 calories a day, getting exercise, and sunshine. Homeboy is living the Upper Middle class life behind bars. Must be nice!

This woman is getting a full report on the well-being from her main bae (the POTUS) on her side bar (the man who he thinks killed his son). Again, I will be waiting on Olivia to run this Secrets webinar. I got my GOODT low APR credit card ready for the swiping. ANYTIME. ANY PLACE.

After Fitz gets that out the way, he wants to talk about “hope” because he’s hanging onto it like all of us try to hang on to flavor after 35 minutes of chewing gum. She interrupts him to say she went and saw Tom in SuperMax and he starts to get all mad. She asks him if he really tried to kill himself and he is first stunned into silence. Then he just flips the whole agenda and goes back to Hope. He wants her to come over and prove to him that hope is still alive and well.

“I have people who will sweep you in here and erase your presence in a matter of minutes. I’m very powerful, you know.” Don’t threaten me with a good time! I’d be all: “Fine, ugh. I’ll be there.” And then he tells her: “Let’s just say I’m in a giving mood tonight.”

*faints* hold my wig, Lawd. HOLD IT, I SAY! Listen. I know I often cannot stand Fitz. Like every other episode. But he can’t be talking like that and expect me to stay mad. And then he started describing everything he was gonna do, step-by-step like an IKEA manual for the Billy bookcase and I almost DIED. While he’s on the phone talking like that, I’da requested an UBER and been on my way to 1600 Penn Avenue. Shid.

“Cuz I wouldn’t stop until you were begging. I’d finally kiss you. On the mouth so you could taste yourself.”

I DON DIE. Lemme lay here. I’ma just… be here for a minute. Leave my wig beside me because 50 shades of Fitz is here to get you all hot and bothered! It started working becaue Liv unbuttoned her coat and started caressing her own chest. ABC IS SO NASSY! And I love it! #Skinemax #50ShadesofScandal #GameofBones.

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And she asked him “and then what?” And he said “that depends on how much hope there is.” And then he hung up on her. Ugh, he’s so Ain’t Shit which prolly means he got the business. Because you know behind every terrible guy is some good peen. Ask Lauryn. Or anyone who’s dated a wayward island man. This is how people end up nekkid with UGGs on in the kitchen.

After he hung up, Liv was sitting on her bed looking like “ain’t that about a bitch? Should I go over there?” Yes, girl! You better get on Lyft or Halo and getchu a piece! I won’t judge her one bit. It took me 15 good minutes to get through that scene because I kept pausing and unpausing to holler and clutch my pearls. Whew. Chile… no behavior.

Stranger Undangerous – Huck shows up at an arcade and watches his son playing games. And tears well up in his eyes. If that wasn’t his daddy, I’d totally be calling Dateline. But dambit. I can’t take Vulnerable Huck. He makes me just wanna hug his neck. I still remember 752 like it was yesterday.

Good News – Ethan shows up and tells Cyrus that Lizzie Bear hasn’t said a thing about West Angola and Beene brightens up like a glow stick. He’s all relieved that his ho, Diamond, hasn’t snitched afterall. Yeah aight.

Jaws Wide Shut – Leo is all giddy when he shows up to Abby’s office to say that Susan Ross isn’t a widow, and she never married the father of her daughter, so Republicans will go in on her. He’s so excited because “Charles Putney is going to win. Olivia is gonna lose.” Oh word? Abby tells him “My jaw was wired shut every 6 weeks and I still have a pin in it… 2 of my front teeth are fake and my collarbone hurts whenever it’s going to rain. Charles did that to me.”

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Sing yo song, Red. Speak about it. I’m so here for Abby this season. Even besides her luxurious hair.

Pope vs. Pope – Liv walks into her apartment (wearing this bad ass double-breasted coat) and finds her dad waiting for her. I promise you can buy a copy of Olivia’s apartment key on Canal Street. Everybody got it. He knows she went to see Tom and Jake and he’s mad that she keeps sticking her nose in this stuff. She tells him to go home like his name is Roger and he rocks Mystikal braids and baby hair. A booming “YOU DO NOT DISRESPECT ME, EVER!” is what follows that because she seems to have forgotten that she got a Black daddy. He had to remind her.

Papa Pope walks up to his daughter and lets her ass HAVE IT.

“I’m the one who protects the Republic. I’m the one who protects you. Everything I do serves that purpose. I have spent a lifetime making sure the path in front of you was clear of debris. I have spent a lifetime shining their shoes so you might always see your reflection at every turn… You think I am some relic, some misguided, vicious dinosaur from my museum who attacks without thinking. Let me assure you. I am NOT. When I strike, it is precise and it is for a reason. You do not interfere. You never ever choose one of them over me again. Is that clear?”

Rowan Scandal

I had to pause the TV right here so I could pick some of my edges up from the floor. Papa Pope snatched mine by association. Sir, yes sir. I apologize. I felt sufficiently scolded. I just wanted to go apologize to my dad and I didn’t even do nothing.

And as the TV was paused, it was on Olivia’s smirk. That’s how you know she herself is a goon. Her dad just did all’at and she got this smirk on her face like Bonecrusha. She ain’t never scared. un-pause

Olivia and him stare each other down and she responds with “What’s clear is you seem to have wasted a lifetime doing all the wrong things.” pause

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This was me

*Faints* OLIVIA CAROLYN POPE THE GOONTRESS! YOU TALMTO COMMAND LIKE THAT?!? Whew. YOU BETTER GO IN, LIVVIE! Chile… *un-pauses*

Rowan looks at his daughter blinking all hard like even he couldn’t believe she got all that mouth. He cups her face and tells her that she will lose against him. Pope vs. Pope had my blood pressure SKY HIGH like Chicago heating bills.

The Shank – Tom is sitting in his cell when an officer rolls in and says it’s inspection time. Tom approaches the bar, the officer says “I have a messenger from Command” and shanks him multiple times in the stomach. He falls to the floor and I holler. TOM BET NOT DIE! The Usher Board has already used our entire funeral budget burying people on Scandal since April. We might need to KickStarter the next funeral. We’re still tapped out from the very nice homegoing we gave Harrison. Bye Brolivia.

All Falls Down – Huck and Quinn finally tell Olivia about the contents of the folders: her pictures. And Jeremy Winslow did not give any useful info before he killed himself so WOMP to that.

Mellie is doing a TV interview, talmbout fine China and she drops West Angola in there. She mentions that her and Fitz talked to the President Buhari of West Angola and just throws a buncha juice into the pot and stirred it real good. Clearly, it’s info she got from Lizzie who got it from Michael the Gigolo. Who, by the way, is cuddling in bed with Cyrus, watching Mellie on TV. Ella’s deadbeat daddy (Cyrus) sits up when Mellie brings up the U.S.S. Roosevelt (the ship HE mentioned to Michael a couple of days before). Now he knows his paid bae is a leak.

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Leo walks into the Press Room at the White House and finds Abby sitting there. He said he’s celebrating his loss because word leaked that Chip set up Senator McDonnell’s white boy wasted-ness. Abby looks at him and realizes that HE did it. She takes a swig of his brown liquor and the two share a kiss. Lemme find out that he just wanted a piece of Red.

Ride or Die – Mellie is on the Truman Balcony when Fitz joins her to go AWF about talmbout West Angola on TV and she tells him to be careful what he wished for. Because when he was letting her have it about being Smellie Mellie, he told her to get old Mellie back. Andddd she did.

“I’m back. That’s what you screamed at me about… Here I am. I’m back. Real Mellie. You remember how much you hate Real Mellie? I just wanted to point out that I’ve been holding up the walls of our house. I have been holding YOU up for 20 years. And I never complained. But when I fall down on the job for exactly two months, you rip me to shreds the first time it got difficult. I won’t soon forget that.”

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We need to have a collection and offering for the women of #Scandal because what they do is PREACH. AMEN, Saints.

And just then, Fitz’s phone rings. He doesn’t answer it so she takes it from him and SURPRISE! It’s Olivia. That is just TURRBLE. She hands him the phone and walks away. ANNNDDDDD Fitz is back to being a terrible person. Until I rewind and watch that other scene again.

The Truth – Olivia walks in to see Tom, who is laid up in a hospital bed and he tells her that she’s right about Command. He did try to get rid of him. We see her in the Oval Office talking to Fitz about going to see Tom. She recorded Tom on her phone and is playing it back to the President to hear himself and he hears his ex-guard say that the order came from Rowan Pope, not Jake. Tom told Liv about how he killed Harrison too. He spilled ALL THE BEANS. The Republic is beans-deficient. Fitz asked why Tom confessed. Olivia says:

“He’s a B613 agent. I handled him like my father would have.” LIV SENT THE SHANKER!!! THIS is why Olivia has been wearing a lot of black this season. This is why she wore black gloves in the cast photo (that yall told me I read too much into). Olivia Pope is Breaking Bad! “I am the one who shanks.”

Baby Huck – Huck is at the OPA office when someone walks in. It’s Javier, Baby Huck! The boy says he was easy to find because he just traced his IP address. OMG he is his father’s son indeed! SO CUTE. “I wanna know why you left. I’ve seen pictures. You were my dad.” SHARRAP! I’m not crying. YOU’RE CRYING!

Hi Cubed – Jake is taken into a room and the door closes as he sees Olivia standing there. They both say “hi” and a 3rd “hi” comes from… President Ghost. The “Hi” threesome. And the episode ends.

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That. was. just… YESSSSSS!!! This was so damb delicious from beginning til end!

Olivia’s white hat got thrown in a shredder and her goon is now FULL grown. You can’t be Rowan’s spawn and not have picked up a tingle of evil. It’s just not possible. And her mama is Maya, another super goon. I’m surprised it took Liv this long to get EXTRA dirty. Meanwhile, Fitz’s whole life is in shambles because he just learned what his precious Olivia is capable of.

Also, I LOVEDDD Tom’s “Helen of Troy” monologue. It might be because I’m such a huge fan of Greek Mythology. The other episode where they made such a reference to it was “Icarus” which was brilliant too. Shoutout to nerds!

Let’s talk about it, Gladiators. ROAR in the comments.

P.S. Shonda was reading my shenanigans on Twitter last night. She’s FOREVER BAE.


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  1. November 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    This episode had me excited! I loved it and I’m looking forward to next week. Everybody getting their ass kicked!

    • November 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

      I was sitting there sharpening my sieve, girl! It’s SHANK time! And I am here for the ass kicking. Thank you Lawd! Let’s get to it! #teamnochill

  2. Luxurylatte
    November 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Ummm…. I would just like to confess I watched “that” scene at least 5 times already. I know somebody running around preggers right now cause of this damn show. And I loved every single minute of it.

    I just wanna know how Olivia gets her swerve on and keeps her hair flawless.

    • Gemsmomd
      November 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Her hair is blown out and wrapped by Dominican angels, and protected by fairies. That’s the only logical answer as to why her do stays did.

      • KISS
        November 11, 2014 at 2:36 am

        Dominican Angels! I am dead!

    • Dee
      November 11, 2014 at 8:37 am

      I may or may not have called my man after watching this….I’ll give y’all an update in about………..three weeks?

  3. November 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I saw the episode, read your tweets and this recap still had me about to buckle over! You’re the best!!!

    Yes I’d been wondering about Liv’s wardrobe choices this season but now we know. Now we know!

    I’m happy Jake is alive and well, for a moment I thought we were going to have another funeral. Thank goodness!

  4. KISS
    November 10, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    We need a GoFundMe account for lace front wigs. Cuz by the Winter Finale we ain’t gone have not nare bit of edges. We gone be lookin like Tamar. The Women of Scandal should right a book and sell it at Liv’s Confessions of a Golden Cooch seminar. Tom gave the beat and most accurate description of Olivia EVER. SHE IS HELEN OF TROY. Her Vagina is full of Fairie magic like Sookie Stackhouse from Trueblood. I am done. I need a long Winter’s nap already.

    • notconcincedgranny
      November 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Remember the movie Harlem Nights? The comment Della Reese made about one of her girls?

      “I’ve got a girl who’s p*&#@ is so good. If you threw it up in the air, it would turn into sunshine.”

      Musta been talmbout O-liv-i-a. Damn girl, keep calm and seduce on!

      At this rate imma need a eyebrow weave. They stay raised up to my damn hairline as it is.

    • JerzeeGurl
      November 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Sis……..the unholy cackle that flew out of my mouth just now…..I just…..I’m going to bed RET NAH!!!!!

  5. November 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Luvvie, you did it again. Yes you did that.

    The fainting GIF is superb, BTW. I loved this episode – so many epic reads, Shonda could open a library for the can-deficient.

  6. Rickysyfee
    November 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Uh Senator what’s his name was NOT in boxers! Girl rewind that it was a DIAPER!

    Ugh!

    • milaxx
      November 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      That he poo’d in! Senator white boy got baby kink fetishes!

  7. Rickysyfee
    November 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Uh Senator what’s his name was NOT in boxers! Girl rewind that it was a DIAPER!

    Ugh!

  8. Mzwoods
    November 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    This! And that scene…. Lawdy…. Only thing I’d like to point out is Cyrus gave the wrong ship name that they were sending to West Angola to “Not Pretty Woman” as I call him to see if it would pop up somewhere so he’d know it was real. So when it popped out of Magnificent Mellie’s mouth he knew he was sleeping with the enemy.

    • November 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

      I caught that, too.

      Now I wonder if pretty ho-man is gonna end up with the dead too.

    • Dee
      November 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

      I loved the slight smirk and eyebrow raise he gave after hearing that.

  9. Eve Tey
    November 10, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    “I promise you can buy a copy of Olivia’s apartment key on Canal Street. Everybody got it.”

    THANK YOU! I don’t even know why she closes her door when she leaves cuz folks just stroll up in there like it’s a Starbucks

    • j.aleese
      November 11, 2014 at 3:55 am

      With her knowing 4 B6-13 agents and the President, there really is almost no need for her to lock her door…

  10. Gemsmom
    November 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I died at “wayward island man.” I was in here laughing so hard, I developed new abdominal muscles. Whoooo! And I must say, a goon cried when Abby was on the floor. I wanted to kill Chip’s sorry, woman beating self. Also, I want y’all to know I’m carrying Fitz’s baby. I think it happened the 3rd time I watched that scene.

    • L
      November 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Gurrrl stahp. I just died at I’m carrying Fitz’ baby.

    • November 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      You win!! I will plan the baby shower. What color blanket should I knit?

    • Chantitoose
      November 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

      My eyes watered. IM officially done now. Sidenote: Can I be the god mother?

  11. MsDrema
    November 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    This recap was well worth the wait. Your added commentary makes the read so much better. I have to just add one thing because it feels to me Shonda was giving more real life here. I thought you mightve mentioned that Senator Wasted was wearing a diaper. We got one of our very own – Senator David Vitter,of the DC Madam and rumored diaper wearing fame. Unlike Senator Wasted, Vitter still has his job. To quote Casey “I want smart people running my country.” *sigh*

  12. Carriecnh12
    November 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    This episode has finally me proud to have the same name as Olivia’s middle name, CAROLYN, Yess. I am all for the women of the show, Liv, Abby, Millie and even Quinn, they are finally holding onto their strength and not letting these shifty, egotistical, misogynistic whiny man-boys bully them. Liv did what needed to be done to get to the truth (sad that it has to take Tom being shanked for this to happen, but oh welp). Abby showing her ex where to get to stepping and telling someone else other than Liv what he did to her. Mellie getting her head back in the game, I don’t care what other may say, yes she is hard and scheming, but that is what has been required of her to do what needed to be done. Fitz forgave Liv for that whole fake election thing, and still wants to be all in her nether regions. But the miniute Mellie does what he says but in her own way, he wants to get all up in her grill.

    Tom compared Liv to Troy, but let’s not forget how that story ended and with every Greek myth (they are call tragedies for a reason people) thousands had to die for the whim of dude who wanted a woman he should have never had in the first place, and all that was left was desolation and waste, but hey that’s the kind of love that Olivia wants.
    Sorry for the long rant.

    • dmcmillian72
      November 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

      “Tom compared Liv to Troy, but let’s not forget how that story ended and with every Greek myth (they are call tragedies for a reason people) thousands had to die for the whim of dude who wanted a woman he should have never had in the first place, and all that was left was desolation and waste, but hey that’s the kind of love that Olivia wants.”

      YES! AAAALLLLLLLLL OF THIS! And as for Fitz’s phone chex monologue…? I threw up in my mouth…A LOT! That coming from him just made me cringe. I was on the couch all balled up like a scurvy pirate when that scene ended! #UGGHHHH

      • Max
        November 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        Agreed! That was about as hot as a root canal to me. Now had it been Jake from State Farm…fuego!

        • Carriecnh12
          November 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

          I thought I was the only one not impressed by those calls, I thoroughly grossed out, and supremely annoyed, can not stand Fitz and I need Liv to put him in her rear view mirror quick.

  13. M
    November 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Nekkid with Uggs in the kitchen? Do tell…..;)

    I am HERE for #TeamOlitz I know it won’t happen til the series finale of Season 8 as Fitz rolls out of office after the inauguration of the next Prez but that cabin in Maine is worth the wait! I don’t usually venture from chocolate but if a little mixed kid pops up in July blame Shonda. (And call Guinness).

    This episode is #2 behind the infamous 752 episode.

    • M
      November 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      And somewhere there is a tutor talking to Chelsea’s baby girl so some form of that commercial will be part of the Clinton 2016 campaign.

      • Milaxx
        November 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

        Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia actually won on a campaign similar to that. Ironically his daughter’s name is Olivia.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FbPPmqpFb8

        They called his daughter Olivia his secret weapon. They played and played these commercials and it changed public perception of him and helped him win the election.

        http://dailysally.blogspot.com/2007/05/sometimes-you-feel-like-nutter.html

        • M
          November 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

          Completely missed this commercial. I’m sure now that it’s been seen nationwide there will be more copycats. I can see Grandpa Bill playing with Charlotte already. Thanks for sharing!

  14. SeoulSista
    November 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    DEAD @”she tells him to go home like his name is Roger and he rocks Mystikal braids and baby hair.” LMAOOOOO!! Obviously I am not the only one who watched Sister Sister..

    • Shar
      November 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Not at all, it will take some folks a minute to get that analogy but it was perfect!

  15. Shar
    November 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Between Rowan’s reads, Tom’s confessions, Mellie going rogue again and Abby getting her Star this season on ” The Walk of Shondaland” I’m so here for this show and your recaps are so in point! You reign Luvvie and that shoutout from the Queen Goddess herself was priceless! #flatlined

  16. L
    November 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    On Thursdays we wear Pearls….to clutch at them. Thank you for this recap, it gave me the life I needed.

  17. MrsKatt
    November 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Mmmmmm! I feel like I just watched it for the first time! I concur that was one of the best epis yet. I don’t want a break between seasons…

  18. November 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    “Because you know behind every terrible guy is some good peen. Ask Lauryn. Or anyone who’s dated a wayward island man. This is how people end up nekkid with UGGs on in the kitchen.” <— Aaannnddd this is the point in the recap where I started crying from laughing so hard. Goodness.

  19. sanaya
    November 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    great recap, fitz look at the end when liv said I handled him like my father would was everything. he was like damn that is rowan’s child, lol lol. also I don’t know why liv keep playing with “the hell and high water” man shucks I was trembling when papa was talking.

  20. Michelle
    November 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    This episode had me throwing things at the tv by the time it ended!! Oh and by the way, Luvvie, you are so right about phone calls like the one between Fitz and Liv except I was in my Timbs…IJS.

  21. QuitaP
    November 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I loved this episode!!! This was definitely one of the top episodes. However, after Liv had Tom shanked, I’m scared about the future of this show. What if the whole purpose of Scandal is to show how a Gladiator turns Goon? As in by the series finale, Olivia will be Command! I’m pretty sure I just scared myself.

    • November 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      You know I was thinking that myself that we will look up and Olivia has become Comand. I would love to see how Eli ended up with all his power. That would be a great back story.

  22. Aige
    November 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    “I am the one who shanks.” Lmaoooo.

    Yes, this was definitely the best episode of the season for me so far. I’m still not over Liv changin’ the game on us like that.

  23. Char
    November 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    You did not call Cyrus’ boyfriend for hire ‘Diamond’. You are a fool Luvvie.

  24. NAJ
    November 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t know if I am Team Olivia or Team Rowan. After the reading the recap, I am still undecided. I guess I will just be Team Pope.

  25. Serenity
    November 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Why is no one talking about how Olivia was feeling herself up during Fitz’s seduction? Y’all ain’t see that?

    • vanita applebum
      November 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

      They were too busy feeling themselves up. LOL!!

  26. Luxurylatte
    November 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I’m hoping that guys interest in Abby is real. You never know that could be their back-up plan to the back-up plan.

    And where is Cyrus daughter? He out here in these streets like he’s single. At least he’s not bringing random strangers and fun time friends around his child.

    The scene with Huck was cute, but wouldn’t he have that IP addy blocked to all hell? I know it’s just a show but we are talking Huck here.

    Wouldn’t it be a pill and a half if Mellie is behind the creepers following Olivia?

    And damn… she even had Tom’s nose wide open. I need to put some of these moves in play. Let me go work on my innocent doe-eyed look in this here mirror. LOL

    • Dee
      November 11, 2014 at 8:40 am

      “The scene with Huck was cute, but wouldn’t he have that IP addy blocked to all hell? I know it’s just a show but we are talking Huck here.”

      People like him don’t get found by accident.

      • November 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

        I think Huck WANTED his son to find him.

  27. Dizzy
    November 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Awesomeeeeeee. My shocker was Tom – it was like he had those words bottled up for years and just could not stop. Shonda is brilliant! Kudos to her for the way she addressed domestic violence – perpetrators do not win!!! Olivia is a god mother goon – don’t come for me unless I come for you!

  28. James
    November 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    LUVVIE YOU GAVE US ALL LIFE ON THIS RECAP. THE WAIT WAS SO WORTH IT. #dead #can-deficient

  29. November 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Your recaps are better than watching the show; comments are a bonus!

  30. Nikko
    November 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Yes, gawd this was a great episode! I was ready with my Mission Impossible gear to go spring my Jail Bae Jake until President Ghost put his 1-900-SECKS hotline mack down…SHEW! Still in all of this I am wondering when Maya Pope is going to turn up. All this gooning going on she is sure to turn up. I think that bombing at the Embassy was her doing.

    • Milaxx
      November 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      I did read that Mama Pope will be back. I bet they do it right before they take off for the holiday’s so we’ll be sitting here wondering until January.

  31. Romica
    November 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Ask Lauryn. Or anyone who’s dated a wayward island man. This is how people end up nekkid with UGGs on in the kitchen….*faints*

    • notconvincedgranny
      November 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Wayward island dack will leave you blind, crippled and crazy. You ain’t got to ask Lauryn – just look at her!

      • blackprofessor
        November 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

        Wayward island dack will leave you blind, crippled and crazy – I am dead, please bury with my people!

  32. andi
    November 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Every episode I wonder if papa pope still mad that Whitley left him at the altar or because he unleashed the terminators on the world.

  33. November 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I would just like to say that I do not appreciate Shonda and them fanning my hoochie tendencies after I have worked long and hard to bury them! She is going to have a bunch of women out here making reckless decisions and bad choices. Not today Satan. You will not have me out here backsliding in 2014.

    I like Leo for Abby, but I do feel kind of bad for David being left out in the cold.

    And how is Cyrus going to be laying up with Diamond on the regular like baby Ella is not home wondering where her daddies went?

    • jink
      November 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

      OMG!!!
      i am dying here!!!

      NOT TODAY SATAN, NOT TODAY!!!

    • mobaygurl
      November 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Amen Marvy!

  34. Shine
    November 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I am the one who shanks……I absolutely love this recap I was cracking up from beginning to end 🙂

  35. Absurdist
    November 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    3-way “Hi.” Smells like kinky to me. Reminds me of Queen Sofie-Anne telling Bill and Eric to just fuck each other and get over it.

    • RaeJ
      November 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Total Bro-mance moment!!!

      (Oh how I miss True Blood)

      • IfYouEverComeBack
        November 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        Me too! I miss old True Blood though, like season 1-3, after that the show went of the tracks into crazy land.

  36. irene
    November 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Scandal is back!!!

    Great episode. I really loved that I never saw it coming for a minute that Liv was behind Tom being shanked. So evil Shondra.

    As usual Fitz never fails to disappoint . I cannot lie that phone call was hot but Liv girl RESPECT YOURSELF.
    You are getting hot and bothered at this married man offering to sweep you into his house, where his wife and son are asleep upstairs ,so that you can get busy on his offfice desk downstairs ?
    This is why Rowan hates Fitz!
    He has reduced his daughter to a married mans fantasy plaything !
    Abby please go back to David, I really loved them as a couple

  37. Jajanise
    November 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    “Ask Lauren. Or anyone who’s dated a wayward island man.” Once I realized you didn’t know me, I died laughing cause this here is TRUTH…

  38. msbrome
    November 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I jus started reading, but that senator was wearing a diaper and he doo-dooed in it. Then he kept giggling and stinking.

  39. SIPort
    November 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I think what really touched me this week was Abby. I usually can’t stand Abby, but how hard must it be to walk into your place of work and not only not go off, but have to be ‘ professional’ to the mofo that used to beat your azz on a regular basis. I was like, that was surreal, until I saw her cowering under the desk…she made sense to me. I loved that Liv was like, ‘ I can fix this’, and she did. I also love that the snake Leo, even though he used it to his own purpose, torpedoed the beating ex.

    Cyrus wants his HO to be clean, but now he knows the HO is not clean. That HO better watch his back, Cyrus really did love James and called Charlie on him…Cyrus will be out for blood.

    I was here for Mellie…she has been holding them up for 20 years, and Fitz just took for granted and even resented Mellie being the support. I ‘m here for dressed in power red Mellie.

    Tom’s read of Olivia made sense. Him crumbling after the attack by ‘Command’ didn’t make sense. He already thought Command could come after him…so, why sing then?

    Papa Pope scares me. Always did.

    I love Huck, but there’s absolutely no way this ends well for him – AT ALL.

    I do believe this is one of the top 3 episodes of the entire series.

    Glad to see your review, Luvvie.

  40. yoohoo
    November 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    This was the best episode in a while! Imma have to keep it real, though, I was *not* here for the Tom monologue. The way he delivered his randomly awestruck words, all in run-on sentences and panting… it sounded so much like the delivery that all the other actors apparently have to do, that it just took me right out of the show for a minute. Like, I was feeling it, and then I remembered I was watching something fake. He sounded just like a Huck monologue… which sounded just like a Rowan monologue… or a Jake or Fitz monologue. I guess they get coaching on how to fit in a mold.

    Abby was bringing it in this episode!

    • November 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Tom was clearly awestruck to be in her presence. Everyone else is usually fed up to the point of a monologue, but Tom was just amazed…finally talking to the power of Olivia. I got it.

    • Scandalized
      November 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      I agree! I thought it was just me. It wasn’t even just his acting, I actually even thought the words in the read itself were not strong. Very felt cliched, not credible. I think the Helen of Troy reference was what pushed it over the edge into eye rolling for me. It felt Shonda’n’em wanted so badly to be able to make that whole “father was a god” connection by any means necessary that they forced that reference in just for that. I miiiight have felt differently if it had been delivered better/better acted, but Tom’s acting for me just exacerbated the already gaping cliched text of the read.

      But I ain’t even trippin’ about that part coz the Fitz Livvie phone sex part made UP for that. In SPADES. Though, I have to say, as long as we had to wait to hear Olitz getting dirty again, Shonda coulda “turnt” it up even more. It felt way tame for two people who ain’t knocked boots since Joke stole Liv and planted her on an Island with two packets of Premium Yaki 16″ #2 Curly weave. Or maybe it was Tony’s acting? He just didn’t seem as hyped as he usually is when he talks smack to Liv, it was almost like he as the actor was underplaying that scene on purpose. I mean, if you’re drunk, don’t you tend to go alllllll the way in (pardon the pun) in that situation? He was talking like he was sober, shoot….

    • max
      November 14, 2014 at 6:26 am

      I loved Abby on this episode, but did you notice how when she was under the desk she sounded exactly like HUCK in 752. Is there one acting coach for the whole cast…or is this some kind of stylized acting “We are the World” shit, can’t figure it out. Tom definitely was giving us Rowan, but maybe that was supposed to show that Tom is a wannabe COMMAND.

  41. Cicely
    November 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Ms. Luvie wasn’t the only 1 who for saw the future in that picture…lol. I did too!!
    ***************************************
    Cicely
    September 10, 2014 at 12:23 am — Reply
    My take on the picture is Olivia in B&W is 1. a classic and timeless style which is Olivia. 2. the light and dark colors which is Olivia’s personal professional battle between doing bad for good reasons. And 3. is Fitz and Jake and romance battle between the two. I like the explanation of Mellie off to side sitting southern belle-ish (in Luvies explanation above) and being the only 1 in a happy color. We all know Mellie is great at fronting and faking. Which will be in the fore front this season. She’s gonna do a lot of pretending. I also think she’s off to side to explain a split between her and Fitz and the hellish road they are about to travel since their son died. She’s looking his way to either win him back or let him go for good. I also believe Abby standing on the left side alone instead of next to David means they’re gonna break up. Why?? Because Abby will be in charge of OPA or will be at the White House all the time (because offically OPA is closed). Which means she’ll be a mini-liv all up in the WH. Look at who she’s standing by…Mellie, Cyrus, and Fitz. WH, fixer, dealing with them. Bam!!! Quinn and Huck are alone this season which is why they’re off to the side. With Quinn taking the lead protecting Huck in his vulnerable state, is why she’s standing over him. She’s gonna be fixing what she messed up for Huck last season. Jake is Jake…cool, calm, and collected, but really ready to pounce like a cat to kill anyone at any moment. I think that’s why he looks so relaxed. David will be fighting to get back with Abby which is why he’s looking toward her. Anyhoo that’s my take.
    ****************************************
    As far as the weeks episode…I am just beside myself!! Big Red took back control of her life. Fitz is a freak…yyeess!! MELLIE IS BACK, but ooohhh she’s fucking up. Cyrus…Cyrus…Cyrus. And lastly the white hat just turned grey.

  42. beth
    November 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    This is how people end up nekkid with UGGs on in the kitchen.

    All the “snatches that were ever snatched in snatchdom!”

    LOVE IT!!

  43. plus sighs
    November 11, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I paused and died and slid down 6 walls but I also saw Quinn pay off the guard that shanked Tom. She gave him an envelope full of cash. No talkin, just a quick shot of her thumbing thru the cash and then looking at the guard. Bam.

  44. Meekemoolah
    November 11, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Chile, this episode had me talking to the air in the room saying, “Did you see that?”, “Did he just say that?” I was a mess waiting for this recap therapy.

    I was here for Tom. I’ve always loved Tom, the super smooth SSA. I knew from last weeks sneak peak preview, that Liv was talking to Tom. She wouldn’t be yelling at Jakey like that when she already knows he’s innocent. They BET NOT KILL TOM! I am in agreement with Luvvie. I need them to find some kinda way to get him outta Super Max. He loves his president y’all. He was being controlled by Command. Speaking of which, I am bout sick of Rowan. Why didn’t they have Hal kill Jerry?

    Did y’all notice that Liv wears a lot of black and white patterned clothing articles these days? Seems to me, she is going bad while still trying to fight the good fight. Hence the mixing of the colors.
    Lastly, why ain’t nobody tell me that Tom’s brother in real life was Sally Langston’s aid, Billy Chambers? Hot mess.

  45. j.aleese
    November 11, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Just my 2 cents, but if anybody is the side bae right now, it’s Fitz. Jake’s the one Liv’s goin around callin her boyfriend. All Fitz has is some hypothetical “hope”. Which, by the look on his face in that reveal scene, he might be figuring out was fake. OOP.

  46. November 11, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Dear Luvvie,

    Has no one offered you a TV show yet? Because I would simply die of happiness if someone did. Consider it and if it sounds good to you, make it happen. Please. 🙂

  47. Azie
    November 11, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I am Here for Papa Pope…He is a GOD, He is scandal…I love Livia but I love Papa Pope more…I want Livia and Fitz to “Lose” HeHeHeHeHhe
    #TeamPapaPope

    • paintgurl40
      November 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

      YAAASSSSS!! I thought I was the only one who felt like that!

  48. Laura Hayes
    November 11, 2014 at 6:30 am

    This was a solid recap and I definitely appreciate the effort. But there is something lost when the recap occurs almost a week after the episode. (Other recaps are similarly days late–granted not nearly as late as this one). There seems to be a lot less focus on the stuff that had us come to you in the first place. And while we appreciate that you are doing new things and real blowing up (and seriously that is a GREAT thing) if you’re not able to keep up with these things I would suggest getting rid of them completely and focusing on the things you really have time for.

    • November 11, 2014 at 6:59 am

      In fairness Laura, no one is paying Luvvie to write these recaps for us. (Are they Luvvie?) She is doing this for fun, because she loves the show as much as we do and because she wants to help create some dialogue between other fans. Blogging is hard work and sometimes ‘real paid work’ gets in the way of the things we do for fun and the things we love. I’m sure Luvvie wishes she has more time to spend on the stuff she loves but it doesn’t always happen that way! Maybe because Luvvie is getting more well known, ABC and Shonda will give her some type of job where she gets to preview the WHOLE series in advance and writes about them in advance so that her posts can go up straight after they have aired. That sounds like a great plan to me. Are you reading this Shonda?

      • November 11, 2014 at 7:11 am

        LOLLL girl nobody is paying me to write these. And I AM spending more time on things I love: everything I’m doing is what I love.

        • Natasha Johnson
          November 11, 2014 at 7:48 am

          Fabulous! Everyone should only be doing what they love!

        • B. Sanders
          November 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

          I loved your response which shows you’re a beautiful person, Natasha! Awesome fan!!!
          We all love our Luvvie! #ScandalWhisperer

    • November 11, 2014 at 7:10 am

      Are you paying me personally to write these recaps? No? Then I suggest you have a seat, Laura. You got some nerve. Girl. If Shonda doesn’t mind, then why do you?

      Chile, good day. Don’t read my blog if my Scandal timeline is just too stressful for you then. I’m sure Entertainment Weekly recaps would do you just fine. Those come just on time.

      • MsgeminiSB
        November 11, 2014 at 8:50 am

        Maybe we can get Baby Huck to follow her IP address…ijs.

        • November 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

          #dead

    • JAFRIQUE
      November 11, 2014 at 7:24 am

      LOL. This is tongue in cheek right? DWL

    • Shoni
      November 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

      I’m not sure if you have been paying attention, but, Luvvie ALWAYS mentions when (the rare occasions) her recaps are late. She let everyone know before the episode aired that this recap would be late, as she would not be able to watch on the original air date. Please understand these recaps are for entertainment, not a requirement. For most of us, these recaps are not what drew us to this blog, and they aren’t what keep us here.

    • November 11, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Laura,
      Hey girl, hey.
      *pushes past your front door*
      *doesn’t take my shoes off*
      *barges in your kitchen*
      *drinks the last of your oj*
      *sits on your good couch WITH my still shoed feet on the coffee table*

      You know what? I don’t like your couch’s position. Additionally, while I appreciate the effort, I feel like you could live in a different neighborhood. There seems to be a lot less focus on what I want for your life, and I appreciate your efforts to get out there and grow in more ways than your neighborhood will allow. While I appreciate your opinion (and it’s GREAT that you’re ballsy enough to spout it), please don’t think you speak for a collective “us.” I’d suggest that you simply find a blog that can give you that instant gratification if three days is entirely too long for a recap.

      In His love,
      Beez

      PS- I’m rearranging your tchotchkes on the shelf, too. The placement isn’t pleasing, and some are far too tacky for my tastes.

      • November 11, 2014 at 8:04 am

        The Gladiators are roaring!

      • Valerie
        November 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

        Beez,
        No one has to say a word after that. I know we just met and all, but I love you.
        Plus, I think there’s a weird smell coming from under her couch. I wouldn’t move it, lord knows what will crawl out.

      • meesh
        November 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

        CAPS CAPS CAP!!! Move all the furniture!

      • Tracie Thompson
        November 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

        You have me out with this – my day has been made!!

      • November 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

        Chile I LIVE!!! You went all Rick James on Laura’s Charlie Murphy. Here are my edges, that were snatched by default. You earned em girl.

      • November 11, 2014 at 9:15 am

        Beez, I feel like we have met in a previous life. Because I love you and I am here for everything you have just said! Here, let me help you move that couch!

        But seriously, if you need me, please visit Chapel Hill cemetery because you just slayed me with that and this is my ghost actually writing this post. I’s DED! Be sure to bring your laptop so you can read the recaps to my grave. Thanks! #teamnochill

      • November 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

        In his name though? lol

        Let me pass the collection plate for Beez right quick. Anybody got change for a $5?

      • Petranilla
        November 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

        I ……you snatched her edges from her forehead to her kitchen.

        I can’t help with the couch ( back problems) but I CAN rearrange the shit on the coffee table.

      • Stephanie
        November 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

        I have a crush on Beez now.

      • CoolBreeze
        November 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

        Me and Beez go together now. She’s ScandalBae

      • Jill
        November 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

        And that my friends is a READ!
        Beez is my hero!

      • notconvincedgranny
        November 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Lawd, I just did a slow slide down a wall that doesn’t exist. Just went worm and collapsed in a bone-free coil on the floor. I live for the proper usage and spelling of “tchotchkes.”

      • Miss B
        November 12, 2014 at 2:45 am

        Yesssss Beez your letter was everything. EVERY.THING!!!! Miss Laura needs to call Ikea cuz ALL her seats are ready. Really tho? You’re gonna come to Luvvie’s blog and start talking all that mess? Where every single person who lives for this blog is just waiting to read you for FILTH????

        Don’t come for Luvvie unless she’s sent for you Laura…

    • JazzT
      November 11, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Yet…here you are, reading it, Laura Hayes. AKA Innanet Recap Offica.

      And you will continue to.

    • Tracie Thompsom
      November 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

      NO you didn’t say WE. WE dont feel entitled like you and WE appreciate the recaps Luvvie publishes … when SHE publishes. Bye chick

    • November 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Laura,

      How are you going to tell someone that already writes something for free out of the goodness of her heart that she made a “solid effort” but something was missing. Is this a performance review?? Why do you think we ALL feel the way you feel?? I mean…if you want it faster….I suggest you write your own recap and stop reading this blog. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to write a blog post and I certainly don’t mind waiting for Luvvie’s recaps.

    • MsgeminiSB
      November 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

      First and Foremost MA’AM…
      unless you are making substantial contributions toward the maintenance of this here blog (which CLEARLY you are not, since not NA’AN deadline have you imposed), then you can have ALL THE SEATS in The Staples Center, Wrigley Field, Carnegie Hall, and every other venue in America.
      GAL…don’t make us brang Mister (period) out. You done stirred wit’ our mailbox (and we don’t like when it be messed wit’).

    • November 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Am I the only one who can’t stop laughing at what HAS to be a poor excuse for a joke?
      I mean…there’s no way that someone would seriously try to tell anyone else how to run their blog. Especially one we are reading and getting enjoyment out of at no cost.
      Does Laura need her coffee Does she need a hug? Maybe a hobby and a book or magazine subscription (I bet US Weekly with their up to the minute even if half-assed and inaccurate coverage would fulfill her needs)?
      Ma’am. On behalf of errybody you tried to include in your “we:” No.

    • Gemsmom
      November 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      I’m sorry your life sucks. Maybe your cable is out. Maybe you don’t have a television, and you need Luvvie’s recaps to act like you’ve actually watched the show. Maybe you think Luvvie does this just for little old you. Maybe you’re just really lonely. Whatever it is, you need to stop. Cease and desist. Find out why your life sucks so badly. You aren’t even a Stan. At this point, it’s quite obvious you are clearly I need of professional help. Who gets upset that a blogger has a life? Girl, bye. Go get some direction to your pissy life and get rid of your pissy attitude. And stay off the internet until you realize it isn’t about you.

    • ChelleB
      November 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Harpo who dis woman? You sent Luvvie’s recap check in the mail so you’re pissed she didn’t fulfill her contract with you? *rolls eyes*
      Chile go sit down somewhere and let big people talk you hear me?

      • Chele
        November 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        This totally proves my theory that 80% of stuff a black woman says when she’s angry comes from the movie “the color purple”.
        I had my 17yo son watch it with me about a month ago. I was educating Him on where I got some of my favorite quotes such as “I done fixed it so I know if it be messed wit.” This was spoken when he was eyeballin’ my bag of salt and vinegar chips.

    • PoetrysTruth
      November 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      In the famous words of “randy”

      NEXT CUSTOMER!!!!!

      The nerve of you, coming to someone else’s “house” and telling them they ain’t up to par. Just dusty and rude.

    • Max 2
      November 14, 2014 at 6:31 am

      “Ohhhh, Miss Laura is working out some demons over there.”

      (Said as Wesley Snipes as Noxema Jackson in “To Wong Foo, With Love From Miss Julie Newmar.”

  49. November 11, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Luvvie, I totally forgive you for making me wait for your recap and forcing me to read three very dry and boring recaps on this episode. Despite some complaints from others, I loved your recap and actually for me it’s the whole dialogue that is created amongst everyone who comments that I love and which you don’t get anywhere else. Some of the commenters on here have me howling into my laptop as much as you do and I love that. Anyway, totally agreed this episode was the best so far. And yes, I did watch it one or twice, maybe six times!

  50. Diva
    November 11, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Did Laura just come for Luvvie when NOBODY sent for her? Oh hell naw! First of all, who is this “we” you are referring to? Did you bring all of your personalities to this recap? Surely, you do not have the audacity to be speaking for the rest of LuvvieNation. Or… Maybe you do, given the fact that you are complaining about when a recap is posted, by someone who is not getting paid for it, but is appreciated enough for Ms. Shonda Rimes herself to enjoy it. Oh dear Laura, there is a stadium full of seats with you name on them. You and all of your yous, go sit the hell down. Here, have some tea.

    • Miss B
      November 12, 2014 at 2:54 am

      LOLL at “all your personalities”…She must have to cuz i know she damn well isn’t including me it this phantom “We” that she so casually slipped in there. No ma’am. no MADAM. just nope nope.

  51. ashleynichole
    November 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

    This review just slayed me again!!!!!
    That episode had me on a respirator the ENTIRE time and now I am at my desk at work still picking up pieces because I could not wait til quitting time to read your recap Luvvie!

    You are my sister from another mister b/c we have the same damn reactions to the Shondaland shinnanegans (sp)…either way, as always flawless review!

    Thanks boo!

  52. MzCafe
    November 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    FINALLY I can watch this episode…call me strange but I REFUSE to watch Scandal until I’ve read the LUVVIE recap…breathing a sigh of relief because my dvr was begging me to watch it -LOL

    • November 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Me TOO!. I intentionally wait to align the episode to the recap cause, the just go together. I want Luvvie to write recaps even when the season is on hiatus just so I can have something to look forward to.

  53. Bobbie C
    November 11, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Laura, ummm you have too much time on your hands. Get a hobby. Luvvie does this when she really doesn’t have to. You real boldface.Steups (Trini tone here). Your comment seems to have been something you’ve wanted to say to Luvvie for a long time. Why you mad son? LuvvieNation will chew you up and spit you out girl. Act right, okthanksbye.

  54. Dee
    November 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I’m not that fond of Abby, but that scene of her cowering under her desk broke my heart. I could not imagine having to work with someone who literally rearranged my face.

  55. jinks
    November 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I have no edges, my pearls have fallen in a heap on the floor in front of me, i’m lying in a heap on my bed from Fitz’s phone call,

    Mellie’s back and dangerous as hell, Cyrus’s bae is all about that paid life, Red almost swiss-cheesed her ex, Huck’s son can work a computer like him and Daddy Pope aka Satan’s Mentor is getting ready to rain hellfire and brimestone all over DC..

    i gotta make sure i got an underground bunker, a good wig and cable tv. this fallout is gonna be bandannas!!!

  56. nichole
    November 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tom said they all love her. But Papa Pope is her dad. He has done the most for her, even though it may not seem like it. Whatever he did to Fitz’s son (killed him) it will not compare if Fitz does anything to him. No matter how evil Rowan is he is still her dad. And she proved beyond a shadow of doubt that she is his daughter. If Jake or Fitz retaliated it further shows who they are and she does lose, just like daddy said.

    Quinn needs a new nickname because the real Baby Huck is back.

    As I’ve said season ago, Fitz is not paying attention to Mellie. And she’s got all the toys to move on and up. Buyer beware!

  57. November 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

    All of these comments are giving me life!!! And y’all bouts to get me fired for hollering at my desk.

  58. Evany
    November 11, 2014 at 9:36 am

    i could not wait until U seen that episode…I was following your tweets all night (woke up laying on my iPad fooling with U) cracking up & when I seen Shondra mention you I fainted to because that made me realize she probably reads your blog and gets her life. You will be getting a call from her soon..she can’t help but love u…anyway the recap was everything and the comments are always the best!..On that other note Beez should get a LuvNation Award for that READ!

  59. Carmen
    November 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I just love your recaps

  60. Syrich
    November 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Luvvie, thank you for these recaps. I didn’t realize it until now that I live for them. Just like I shut out the world to watch Scandal, I also shut out the world to read your Recap and the comments. (Partially because I laugh so loud that people would think I am crazy.) These are my treats, my International Coffee sipping moments and I don’t appreciate anyone or anything threatening them. Am rolling my eyes at that person. So Luvvie, let me say it again THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for being so generous with your talents. I also agree that you should have a TV show where you could do your Recaps. They are so entertaining.

  61. CeCe MyTruthNotYours
    November 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

    See….ALLLAH this right here *points up*, addresses errythang I EVER wanted to say.
    Thank you My Sisters from other mothers!
    I have been a faithful reader of Luvvie’s Blog for way too long to even count back. And when she began the Scandal recaps – I most assuredly got my life! I live vicariously through and live for Luvvie’s blog! The giggles, chuckles, T-shirts inspired by the Gooning Gladiators – YYYYAAAASSSSSSS allah dat – is why I continue to return and sound the alarm on anyone who does not read /participate in all of shenanigans here. Everytime I meet someone new I must mention thsi blog. I’m sure co-workers are so over me….that is until I show up to work in one of “our” t-shirts! HA!
    WE, and I think I can safely speak for the LuvvNation/Gladiators are appreciative of all the time Luvvie takes to not only watch these episodes frame by frame, multiple times in order to bring us the recaps, but Congratulate her on each and every one of her vast accomplishments! Mark my words – Luvvie WILL become a card carrying member of SHondaLand – soon! You heard here first!
    This woman is a force to be reckoned with and anyone who stands in her way best step aside ’cause Sis will be so much more than the household name she already is!!

    Here’s a nugget of unsolicited advice:

    Got something you’d like to share or run by Luvvie – try in boxing her. NO one wants the LuvNation Goons to come for them…..wigs WILL be snatched along with eyebrows & edges!!!!!

    Don’t Do It!!!!!! Ya’ll have been warned. WE are VERY protective of this Brilliant younglady.

    Now how about we go back to playing nice…….*drops the mike; exits stage left…..*

  62. ldan
    November 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    That 50 shades of Fitz scene is why we can never ever have nice things esp when its w men we know we have no biz with. I digress, anyway, yes this episode was one for the Annals of Scandal. Goon Liv is somehow delivious and scary at the same time. I loved the glassy glare in the stare down between Liv and her dad. WHEW!

  63. Robinlouise
    November 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Your recaps are the icing on the cupcake that is my delight in all things scandal; never stop!

  64. tonie
    November 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I’m hollerin! She called Cyrus’ boo Diamond!!!! My entire soul is in this recap!!! I thank you! I dont know if what I enjoy more, the show or your recap!!!!!

  65. irene
    November 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I know Papa Pope is evil and it looks like he is about to be taken down.
    But is anyone else uncomfortable about the optics of a black woman teaming up with the two white men that she has being sleeping with to bring down the most powerful black man in the country (SCANDAL LAND) who also happens to be her father.
    I will be honest it leaves a bad taste in my mouth!!

    Isnt this a Republican/Fox news dream come true?
    To be honest I want Papa Pope to somehow prevail!

    • blackprofessor
      November 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      But is anyone else uncomfortable about the optics of a black woman teaming up with the two white men that she has being sleeping with to bring down the most powerful black man in the country (SCANDAL LAND) who also happens to be her father.
      I will be honest it leaves a bad taste in my mouth!! – This! You are not the only who thinks the optics are not cool, especially since I have seen this play out in real world many, many times.

    • blackprofessor
      November 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      But is anyone else uncomfortable about the optics of a black woman teaming up with the two white men that she has being sleeping with to bring down the most powerful black man in the country (SCANDAL LAND) who also happens to be her father.
      I will be honest it leaves a bad taste in my mouth!! – This! I am also uncomfortable with the optics since I have seen this happen in the real world many, many times. Regardless of the outcome, it is not a good look.

      • Natasha Johnson
        November 12, 2014 at 1:43 am

        Er, no!

      • Max 2
        November 14, 2014 at 6:37 am

        I’m praying that MAMA POPE puts some butter and hot sauce on her prison chains like she did before, chews them them shits, and has something for all THREE of their asses. And I hope that Shonda plays Nina Simone on the soundtrack when she GIVES it to them. It ain’t OVA yet.

    • raskolnikov
      November 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Really? You are over-intellectualizing/ over-racializing this. Papa Pope has been depicted as all-powerful, more so that POTUS. He is evil incarnate. And you think he shouldn’t be taken down coz he’s black? Makes zero sense.

      • PoetrysTruth
        November 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

        You ain’t know we have to support make believe black men even when they have proven themselves unworthy of that support. Even when that same black man has destroyed lives and terrorized everyone around him. He can be a liar, a thief, and a killer but if his skin is brown his fuckery and shenanigans should be over looked because welll…he’s black. *sarcasm*

    • M
      November 12, 2014 at 10:12 am

      No because this is fiction. FICTION. The choice for President was deliberate because too many can’t separate fiction from reality. The optics of a black women cheating with a black male President would have been worse. Just enjoy the show for what it is.

  66. GG
    November 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    ^^^^^ what they sed alladem
    *walks away mumbling* did she really type that?

  67. Maz
    November 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Recap awesome well worth waiting for. I set my clock to alarm 1.50 am to watch Scandal online real time as I am in the UK this was the best episode for a long time well worth going to work drowsy and half a sleep for. The worst is when I am reading Luvvies recaps and laughing out loud when in meetings at work. I don’t want the season to have a break but body and mind need a rest.

    Laura you out of order t

  68. whitney
    November 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I just tried to read this in the airport and has to smother the laughter coming out of my bones. I watched the episode when it aired but this recap just put me right back in my living room. I loved every part of it! Helen of Troy was the best! The line about chicago heat prices and 35 minutes of chewing gum had my DYING! Lololol

  69. franka
    November 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    This is just awesome writing. witty and humorous-just the perfect remedy for a tremendously boring week of reading development theories. Still trying to understand some of the invented words of luvvie though. Is there some sort of a key/reference point for those words?

    • November 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Hey Franka! There sure is. Check out my glossary here: http://bit.ly/luvglossary so you can be all in the know. And thank you!

      • ChelleB
        November 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

        Luvvie I don’t know where you’ve been all my life with these scandal recaps. Been reading those dry ones from other media all this time I’m watching the show totally ignorant that this gem here existed. I even came in time today to chide some privileged chick about trying to come for you because your recap was a little late. The audacity!!
        But guurl I know where I’ll be getting my recaps from now on. I love your style. So funny and not the heavy team this and team that opinion like so many other recappers. Ugh!! and the comments section is so fun. I love it!
        I’ve read your glossary too so I feel armed to press forward from here on out. Keep doing the Lord’s work Luvvie. I am here for it!

  70. Delila Sandlin
    November 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I am late watching scandal myself (I just finished the episode) I’m also a new LuvvieFan. Let me just say I LOVED IT!!!!!! I was already catching my breath from that episode and honey that recap! You had me screaming and bouncing in my seat!!! Lmao. Girl I needed some wine for that recap. I’m in tears!!! Lol Anyway glad to know I wasn’t the only one late

  71. November 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I don’t even watch Scandal; in fact I have never seen an episode. I do, however, read the recaps. They are hilarious.

  72. irene
    November 12, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Then its the fault of the writing. The writers have made every body except Olivia, killers who killed to protect something important to them. How can Fitz and Jakes characters classify Eli Pope as evil when they have both done evil themselves ? He is the head of B613 ISNT HE JUST DOING HIS JOB?
    On a show like this there has to be degrees of wrongdoing so we can clearly differentiate the bad guys .On Scandal almost everyone has crossed the line!

  73. November 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

    BEST Muthafuggin RECAP that’s ever been Recapped LUVVIE!! It was worth the wait, even though I was strung out for a min! Now on to the comments.

  74. November 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

    This is a record number of comments for me but last one, cause this week was all the way EPIC, the episode, the recap, the Laura Read, all of it.!!!!!! ALL OF IT!

    Scandal Episode = Fitz
    Luvvie’s Recap = Olivia
    Comment Section = Jake,

    It just all belongs together Shonda, you cant break them up. NOPE

  75. AnnetteS
    November 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Hilarious recap, Luvvie. The Usher Board better dig up some cronas cause somebody’s gonna die before the winter break –Jake and Rowan? And, Mellie better not mess with Liv or her precious Fitz cause Liv ain’t taking no mess from nobody.

    Cyrus ain’t gonna give up his bae.

    Somebody’s always following Liv and taking puctures of her. We saw this in
    S 1 & 2.

  76. Lisa
    November 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    That private call between fitz and liv was ridiculous (in a bad way). WTF is this, portraying women as just meat and flesh. liv better snap out of it. This is no time for weakness. Let her have at least this season of empowerment before she goes back to being the mistress….Sometimes I really want to smack some sense sense to her because fitz will never EVER choose her over being the president. She’s just a side dish for fitz, sad but true.

  77. MoMo
    November 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    LOLOLOLOL at “this season of empowerment”. I’m ashamed to admit that I got the email about the recap being ready while I was driving (stopped at a light) then proceeded to read the recap while driving. You have folks out here about to lose their lives over this mess. So worth the wait Luvvie! These recaps and these comments are giving me all my life!

  78. Max
    November 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

    The way that I see it, these aren’t just “recaps”, these are works of art, and when the show is finally over (yes, the day will come, probably season 16 or something), I hope that Luuvie collects these and publishes a companion volume for first time viewers. So if it takes a day, a week, or a year, I’m just grateful that we have a black woman reviewer reviewing a show that features a black female lead in such a hilarious, brilliant way. And for that, I’m wiling to wait for however long it takes.

    And p.s. Laura….”Until you do right by Luuvie, everything you even THINK about gonna crumble.”

  79. Cicely
    November 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I am ALWAYS last to the pardy!! Of course I loved the recap, but these comments to Laura has me dying…LoL.

    Po Laura…Po Po Laura

  80. Jaie
    November 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Just getting around to watching scandal and now the recap. Luvvie…diamond????? Really!!!! Dead!!! And laura, you play all day…have severAl seats!

  81. January 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Rewatching and rereading and this line jumped out at me again and busted me all over:

    “THE DEVIL IS A FINE ASS HUNKY ASS SIX-PACK HAVING LIE”

    Indeed he is!