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Where’s The Black Lady?: Scandal Episode 411 Recap

Chile, Scandal got Olivia all hemmed up. Let’s talk about it!

Scandal Olivia

The Walls Talk – Fitz wants everybody who has any power to be his office. Jake, Cyrus, the CIA, the FBI, your mom… when in enters the Secret Service. He wonders what the deuce they’re doing there and is told “The Vice-President thought you’d have trouble following his instructions. Staying on the straight and arrow and not calling your friends… he told us it’d be difficult for you, not looking for Miss Pope.” WUT?

Apparently, Aides, Valets, Butlers and all these people are keeping their eye on the President. “You should be grateful for all this support. It would be a shame if Miss Pope was beheaded.” The devil in a black suit. HARPO, WHO DIS MAN??

Mellie is talking to President Ghost and he is barely even listening, worried to death about Olivia. As he helps her adjust her necklace, she drops the tea that she’s been sleeping with VP Andrew Nichols but found out that he’s 2-timing her with Liz North. He tells her to stop talking and she walks off.

Fitz calls Andrew, who tells him that Liv will be kept alive but he can’t promise anything about what shape she’s in. “You want your war? I wanna know that she’s safe. Those are my terms and nothing gets done until you meet them.” HA! Fitz is cute when he thinks he got power.

Taken Against Will – Olivia Ross (because: hair) is holding a copy of a newspaper, reading off scripted cards. “I have been taken against my will. I have been offered food and water and I’ve not been tortured or abused in any way which you know damn well is a lie.”

Olivia Pope 1 Olivia Pope 2

Those last words weren’t on the script so Ian stops the recording to let her know to get it right or end up wrong. She asks for a glass of water and they give her a swig.

“To ensure my continued safety, you must declare war on the nation of West Angola. Do this within the next 48 hours and no harm will come to me.”

The goon guy we saw in the beginning shuts the laptop in front of Fitz when he finishes watching the video of Olivia. Apparently, he will only get to see kidnapped bae once. He looks more tortured than she does cuz his soft spot for Olivia is more tender than a newborn’s.

Who Want War? – Liz tucks in her daughter for bed (apparently under the ice box where her heart used to be is love for a mini human). When she leaves her daughter’s room and shuts the door, she is grabbed and her mouth covered. It’s Huck, asking where Olivia is. YESSS! She says she doesn’t know and he tells that if she doesn’t tell him, her daughter’s blood will run! She says she swears she has no idea but will find out.

The next day, she shows up at Andrew’s office asking what he did and he says “You wanted a war in West Angola. I’m getting us a war in West Angola.” She flips out because Huck has her spooked and he tells her the war was her idea. “It’s just you and me and I’m gonna be the next President of the United States. I don’t think you wanna miss that train.” Holy hell. So that’s what he’s about?

Fitz is in a meeting with David, Cyrus and Abby, tuned out and worried bout his favorite person on Earth. They want him to deny the pardon application for Tom Larson and he says he wants to see his ex-main dude.

Sacrifice for Greatness – The two men get in the same room and Fitz said he is not considering his pardon. “I’m sorry about Jerry. I didn’t have anything against him; he was a nice boy. And you are a man. A great man and t had to choose between a nice boy and a great man and I chose the great man and iI am not sorry about that… he was a sacrifice. *I* am a sacrifice. Brush that needs to be cleared for the path of history.”

Thousand Ships

Tom outchea thinking he’s a ram in the bush. BOY BYE.

The President wants to know who he can trust in the White House and in his detail and where he can speak privately. Tom wonders if he will launch a thousand ships to save Olivia, and tells him he can’t trust anyone. But the place where he can speak privately? Liv’s house.

Meetup – Fitz and his detail go to her apartment and he leaves them outside. He enters her room and meets Jake there. He hands him a jump drive and says they have 2 days to find her. Jake takes it to the OPA offices where Huck and Quinn analyze it for coded language or riddles. They play it over and over again until Huck notices that Olivia’s swig of water in the middle of the video shows a rough reflection of someone. “She’s dropping breadcrumbs.”

Breadcrumbs

Love and War – In lockup, Liv is washing her face in the bathroom as Ian watches her. She tells him that she’s not the right bait because he will not go to war on her behalf. Ian is unbothered and says he bets her $1. “President or not, he’s just a man. A sad terrified man who’s lost his Olivia doll and wants her back… That’s what makes the world go round: emotion, sex, jealousy, insecurity. Bush invaded Iraq to avenge his daddy. Clinton bombed Serbia so we could forget about Monica. The President will go to war and he will meet our demands. History says so. Love says so. I say so.”

Liv finds this to be the right moment to let Ian know that she knows he got a boss and he’s a “pawn and puppet.” How do you remain mouthy when kidnapped like this? I need to take whatever class Olivia and her other TV and movie buddies take where they still have the guts to talk back. At this point, I’d be in such shambles that being flippant would be the last thing on my mind.

Ian starts touching her body and tells her she’s pretty but the compliment is more threat than anything else. He tells her she has 30 seconds to get dressed or no more baths for her. At this point, her hair is all shaggy. If she’s not scared enough, her curls surely are because they went limp and gave up the ghost.

Where’s the Black Lady? – A magnified version of the reflection in the cup isn’t matching any facial recognition software that Huck has. Quinn says of course he can’t be found that easy. Any man who kidnaps someone out their own house in less than 30 seconds is probably unfuckwitable. Suddenly, in walks an older Black woman and she asks “Where’s the Black lady? The one in charge.” She says her name is Rose and the only person she wants to talk to is the “Black lady” so she will return the next day.

Black Lady

In the war room, they’re discussing West Angola and possible options for invasion and through one of their rivers is the best way. One of the chiefs says they might have to wait 4-6 weeks and VP Nichols chimes up that it’s too long to wait. WOWWW. “I’d just hate for you to forget that waiting has consequences.”

Dead End – Cyrus is pacing back and forth in his office when Abby walks in asking who is on the list for the Coalition of West Angola. Beene tells Abby that it’s really strange that the President is listening to the VP at all because he knows he hates him. She tells him everything is fine and he says he didn’t even know there was a damb Coalition. OOP.

Back at OPA, Huck has run the facial recognition software 22 times and no dice on the dude in the glass. Jake and Quinn are also at a dead end.

Liz North is turning off all the lights in her house and when she opens the door to her daughter’s room, Huck is sitting on her bed. “You didn’t do what you promised Lizzy.” “You hurt my daughter and Olivia Pope is dead.” Huck opens a box of tools and Lizzy realizes he is not playing bald-headed games with her.

Cheap Screw – At the White House, Fitz is looking at everyone with new lens, because none of them can be trusted. He stands on the balcony and Mellie tells him to come to bed. She sees him take a swig of drank and asks what happened. He looks around, grabs his wife all close and whispers to tell her that her fuck buddy got Liv and will kill her if he doesn’t go to war. Mellie says “I thought you loved her. Don’t tell me we’ve been through all of this for a cheap screw… you know what you have to do.”

MOTHAFUGGING MELLIE. Can we talk about her humanity for a second? This is why she is one of my favorite characters, because they’ve developed her to damb WELL. The lady got more layers than I do in Chicago winter. Because if that was MY husband’s mistress, I’d be picking out dyeable slingbacks and menu for the repast.

When daytime comes, President Grant holds a press conference announcing that he’s ordered military intervention in West Angola. Liv and Ian watch it happen from where they are, Andrew from the press room and Cyrus and Abby from the side.

War at Last – Liv disapproves, Ian is amused, Andrew is pleased, Cyrus and Abby are shocked. The face that launched 1,000 ships indeed.

Cyrus Abby

Fitz enters the Oval Office and Andrew is sitting in his seat. “You got your war. Now let her go.” “Wars take time and we need that time if we’re gonna get your second term back on track.” Andrew starts listing the things they need to do, like repealing gun control. NAWL, MY DUDE. Only thing Fitz NEEDS to do is stay white and die. He realizes that the VP isn’t planning on letting her go anytime soon.

Black Lady Back – Rose comes back asking for “the Black lady” and Quinn asks how she can help. She says she gave her friend Lois (aka Sister Alma Mae Jones) a medic alert bracelet but she never wore it and now she’s missing. Well Rose says Lois gave Liv her spare key since they lived across the hall from each other because she trusted her. Quinn’s a-ha moment is so clear you almost see the light bulb go on.

Quinn, Huck and Jake go to Lois’ apartment and Huck finds the ring that Liv slipped under the rug. They realize that surveillance from that apartment would need an internet connection and Huck grabs the ethernet wire to see if he can figure out who last logged in to the network.

Huck scores by finding out what IP address logged in and it is definitely one of the kidnapper dudes. It’s the one that Liv shot in the forehead. They use his picture to bring up other pics he’s in with known associates and in one of them, they see a face that looks like the one on Liv’s glass reflection. Ian Woods aka Claude Jolie aka Martin St. John.

Cyrus enters the Oval Office and the President says he wants to hear his thoughts on the West Angolan report. Beene is all “oh now you care?” and tells him 31 people from the U.S. military have already died in the pointless war. Fitz slams the report on his Chief of Staff and tells him to go read it.

Last Meal – Ian brings Olivia food and she demands beef stew and orange creamsicles. Ma’am, this is not the Boston Market. “This is the meal I would like then I would like to be shot in the head… because I am going to die and I want to decide how.”

Olivia Beef Stew gif

He tells her that he’s not going to kill her because this kidnapping thing is for a while. 3 years, until Fitz’s 2nd term is over. Apparently, one of the dudes she killed was the one who used to hook up the good food. Ain’t this about a raggelly bitch??

Huck, Quinn and Jake think they got the satellite that Ian is using pinned down to Morocco. Then it shows up as being in Cambodia. Then Havana. Ian ain’t dumb.

Whipping Lizzie – Lizzie enters Mellie’s office and says she has nothing to do with the kidnapping.

Kidnapping

She shows Mellie the scars on her back from Huck’s tools and the First Lady gasps. She fears for her life if Liv doesn’t return and when Mellie says she will because VP got the war he wanted, Lizzie tells her that all he’s gonna do is keep making demands. “You think that now that he has Olivia Pope, now that he he realizes how much she’s worth, he’s going to keep demanding and demanding until none of us have anything left to give.”

Mellie strolls into Andrew’s office in her red dress and tells him to give back Liv. He tries to spit game at her, talmbout he made the wrong choice by sleeping with Lizzie and “it’s gotta be you and m in the Oval from now on.” They kiss.

Abby is speaking with Cyrus when he opens the report Fitz forced on him and sees a small note that says “They have Olivia.” Now it makes sense to the Chief of Staff.

Babysitter or Boss – In lockup, Ian brings Liv a copy of the newspaper with headlines on the casualties the U.S. has suffered in the war so far. She tells him:

you’re sitting on one of the most valuable assets in the world and not using. Imagine the price I’d fetch on the open market. You own Olivia Pope, you own the President. Make that known you’re the most powerful man in the world. Nations, dictators, drug cartels. They would come running. But no, you’d rather honor your contract, spending the next 3 years bringing me food and water. Yes, you’d be the highest paid babysitter on the planet but that’s all you’d be: a babysitter… Do you wanna be a babysitter or do you wanna be a boss?”

Is babysitting boss an option?

Babysitter or Boss gif

Cyrus meets Fitz on the balcony and says he got the message. Mellie shows up and says “I took care of everything.” After she rugged Andrew into a nap, she stole his phones (3) and gave it to Lizzie to take to the OPA office. They quickly use the number Andrew called to track down Olivia’s location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They gotta go get her but the three of them won’t be enough.

Jake goes to David and asks for backup to save Liv. He acquiesces and calls someone for backup on a drug raid. Smart. “I’m saving Olivia Pope.”

The DEA sends their men with Jake and when they run into the warehouse, there’s no one there. Jake finds her cardigan, though.

Hi. Hi. – At OPA, Huck tells Quinn “she’s alive.” In the war room, Fitz is getting briefed on the war on Angola. 33 Americans dead, 11 wounded. Just then, someone walks in and tells him “It’s Olivia Pope for you.” He takes the phone and says “Hi.” “Hi.” Ian grabs the phone and gives the 3rd “Hi.” He said he doesn’t give a damb about the war. “I’m selling Miss Pope to the highest bidder… she’s gonna be worth quite a bit to your enemies or your allies.”

Hi 1 Hi 2

Huck’s computer is going nuts because the streets are talking! He knows she’s pulling some strings and letting them in somehow.

On the private plane, Ian sits next to Liv as she looks out the window. I don’t know where she found a Xi flat iron in captivity but her hair is looking MARVELOUS!


Shoutout to Marla Gibbs for the cameo as Rose! I’m here for that.

As many of us said, VP Andrew is a fool for trying this and Olivia is a fool for empowering him with information about how valuable she is. When she realized that Ian isn’t even the BIG DAWG and that he’s just a henchman, she proposed her own sale and his GOOFASS took the bait. He’s an idiot and she’s bold.

Of course I gotta mention the idea that a Black woman being sold gives me some creeps. A white woman got tortured and got welts on her back, though so… IDK. There’s stuff to unpack there but I don’t wanna or care to.

Anywho, 33 people died in one day in a war that Fitz started to protect his mistress and keep her alive. What’s he gonna do now that the war isn’t even what will bring her home? He gon tell the public “Ok my bad. No more war. I was just playing to see if y’all were paying attention.” Chile…

Messed up gif

We shall see how Fitz handles this royal fuck up because he decided to bend to the will of a treasonous ass VP and what did he get in return? Not what he wanted.

Oh ANDDDDDD…

I will still be writing my giant recaps here, of course, but I’ll be giving you some ‪#‎scandal‬ life on Vulture too! WHOOT.

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55 Comments

  1. Melissa
    February 6, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Luvvie…love the recap…but ‘er uh…that third paragraph under the Olivia Ross GIF. The goon did WHAT with that laptop in front of Fitz?? I know you meant “sit” but…uh… 🙂

  2. MissusMax
    February 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I said to my group last night that someone else has to be over this, someone over Andrew. Andrew does NOT have that much juice to orchestrate and pay for something on this scale. Liv is gunning for the big dog. Since she was being held in Pennsylvania, Ian must have stopped by a Brazilian blow out shop with Liv after they left that wearhouse. She sounded all chipper and everything: new hair will do that to ya!

  3. Brittni Brown
    February 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

    And the award for Best White Woman Scared of a Minority goes to…Ladybug Lizzie!

    I saw every tear duct, eye lash and optical nerve when Liz’s eyes bucked every time Huck got in the house. There was genuine terror in her heart and I was here for every ounce of it.

    Ellen’s bae acted her ass off this episode.

  4. Wande
    February 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    As always, great recap Luvvie!! Watched it last night, and my biggest conclusion was my understanding of how important Rowan really was/is! None of these would have EVER happened if they just let the man be!! They need him! They didn’t realize how much work he did in the background to keep things right in the “republic”!!

    • Lacy
      February 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      The first thought that came to me is this is all Fitz’s fault. Had he listened to Olivia, Andrew would have never have been the VP. He just had to have him tho…SMH

    • February 7, 2015 at 11:35 am

      I was thinking the same thing–I bet she misses her grand goon daddy now…

  5. February 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I don’t know where I died on this recap…somewhere around unfuckwita le! Fitz is stupid and Andrew would have gotten a war alright. I am intrigued with this storyline and can’t wait to see what happens. I love that gangsta Huck is back!!

  6. Shonna Owens-Higgins
    February 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Shot out to Shonda for featuring little old Harrisburg Pa on Scandal. Thanks for the recap Luvvie it’s great as always !

  7. April N.
    February 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Only thing Fitz NEEDS to do is stay white and die. Why did this get me to cackling?

    As always, awesome recap!

  8. February 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Mam, did you really say that Tom thought he was the ram in the bush? lol!!!!

    This entire recap has killed and revived me several times, so thank you for that.

    I am not here for Black folks being auctioned off in 2015 so I am very salty about the ending.

    Picture me glaring at this whole situation with my arms folded like that lady in the background of that picture of Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal.

    I wanted Fitz to whoop Andrew’s azz so bad during the episode. Drop him in the hole with Mamma Pope – something.

  9. a416Bajan
    February 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Great recap as usual. I think the master puppeteer here is Hollis.
    West Angola must have something he really wants/needs, and he’s using VP Benedict Andrew to get it.

  10. February 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

    It was such a good episode! Olivia bargained with her own life and freedom to get out. lol. It was smart but I guess if she wouldn’t have done that, she’d be free? It seems like Jake would have made it to her.

    • Natasha
      February 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

      I think the point of that was Olivia saving herself and calling the shots rather than Jake saving here. Like Abby told her in her dream she was the only gladiator and couldn’t wait on a man to save her. I actually am really glad that she bargained because it demonstrated her ability to still “handle” things and be Oliva freakin Pope!!!!

  11. Tisha
    February 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Great recap…can someone explain to me how long Olivia has been gone?? At first it seemed like a couple weeks but now it’s like days. The timeline doesn’t mesh.

  12. vRoshl
    February 6, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    All my Discovery ID and 48hrs watching has paid off. I have called all the little twist and turns these last 2 weeks.

  13. Football Mom
    February 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Luvvie, as always, your recaps bring out so many unconsidered points. Thank you!!!!

    My take:
    1. I really think that Rowan is behind all of this. VP Andrew does not have the power, connections, clout or balls to pull this off. He ain’t Command!!!! Plus, Momma Pope is coming back next week…Rowan has to show up soon.
    2. I still think Ian is going to fall for Liv and she’s going to have a third man to choose from.
    3. I think Liv is finally OVA Fitz. I think she isnt going to respect him caving into the demands of a terrorist. She’s always been about the Republic.
    4. The reflection in the glass was brilliant! Who knew?
    5. I dont believe that Huck tortured Lizzie. She wouldnt have been able to hook her bra if that were so. Mellie got played.
    6. I dont trust Mellie’s intentions. I cannot see her prostituting herself for Liv like that. I think deep down, she is hoping Andrew succeeds. Like she told Fitz, she wants the forever kind of love.
    7. I, too, shifted uncomfortably in my seat when she mentioned being sold. What????? Wasn’t it just last year that she was in Django????
    8. Great point about how stupid Fitz is going to undo the war. I’m sure he now feels like Andrew has no power over him…he’s going to try to grow a pair. But, the only time we have seen him mean to a man is when Jake was tied up. He obviously doesn’t know how to fight someone who can fight back.
    9. Huck is back y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • notconvincedgranny
      February 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Get out of my head!

      • Nathalie
        February 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Team Fitz

    • NiHi
      February 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      I can see Liv telling Fritz “You’re a COWARD! You want me to believe this war is about me? Is this suppose to be some grand declaration to prove how much you love me? You’re pathetic! You hide behind other people like a child.

      • Nathalie
        February 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm

        I can’t see that.

    • ODIVA
      February 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

      YES Broomhilda should know betta! hahaha

  14. Barbara
    February 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’m guessing either Mama Pope or Papa Pope is behind all of this. Think about it, who else could have that much power and know that much about Liv and President Ghost?!

    The line: “Because if that was MY husband’s mistress, I’d be picking out dyeable slingbacks and menu for the repast” gave me life. I was like YASSSS! When Mellie was so concerned about Liv.

  15. nichole
    February 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Fitz is the personification of why we can’t have nice things!

    We have gone into another season without he understanding that he has NO POWER. No game. His Klout score is -15. And the most powerful man who could have fixed this immejiately was the man with the moniker COMMAND. (sorry, I”m still shaking my head about that) He leaves and the republic goes to hell in a handbasket.

    I love when people think they have power and Huck comes in with his tool box. Lizzie was on the wrong team.

    You know Liv wanted to call Ian a “bitch baby.”

    And can we give it up for Mellie who gave it up to save Olivia. It’s been mentioned that Liv must have some magic but Mellie put that man to SLEEP! Go girl!

    • btozed
      February 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Listen!! Mellie has skills!!!

  16. February 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    He does WHAT to the laptop?! LOL!!

    Awesome recap as always… 🙂

  17. February 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Mama Pope and/or Papa Pope is behind it all… To teach Olivia a lesson on “Family”. This is my first time posting a comment, I read everything you post Luvvie but I had to comment on how much I. HATE. PRES. GHOST! He is by far the wimpish, no swag, no game, no respect for his KIDS, no presidential BALLS, I hate him with Olive! I FF everytime they are together! EVERYTIME!!! I like Jake from State Farm but she needs a strong man that won’t lose his mind whenever she walks into the room! #nofitzzone

    • blackprofessor
      February 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      I agree with you! I have felt all along that Liv’s parents were behind all of this. Where is Rowan and his epic monologues?

      • February 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm

        You know mom and pop are working together! I think In the beginning she worked for HIM! Something happened and he locked her up but not for 20 something yrs! Come on now! Remember he told Livie in so many words “let’s see how you survive when I’m gone”! He’s the one calling the shots and so is mama pope! They hate Ghost as much as I do! Never forget “he took my child so I took his”!! Jake is acting like he’s been demoted to -B112! We can call Huck “Command Jr.”!

        • nichole
          February 6, 2015 at 5:13 pm

          I don’t necessarily believe it, but it is possible.

          Who Papa Pope really allow that to happen to his baby girl’s hair, not matter how trifling she is?

        • NiHi
          February 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

          Papa Pope has tried everything else. Sometimes you have to go for the jugular and separating a black woman from her favorite hair product can be its own lesson. Don’t forget she DID try to kill him.

  18. Lana
    February 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Because if that was MY husband’s mistress, I’d be picking out dyeable slingbacks and menu for the repast.

    DEAD!

  19. Milaxx
    February 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Why not call Rowan? I don’t care what kind of falling out he and Liv had, he will move mountains for his daughter and Papa Pope prolly got the right kind of goods.Shoot, he could let Mami Pope out of her latest hole and she’d take them out her darn self.

  20. Living4theShade
    February 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Great re-cap! I had to duck when Huck and Quinn threw shade at Jake when they were in Sister Alma Mae Jones (may she rest in peace) apartment. First, when Huck found the ring Jake-‘Are you sure it’s hers?’Huck: ‘she wears it for him. She never takes it off.’ Whomp! The sound of Jake’s Jake’s face falling… And then when they found the internet thingamajig cub scout Jack: ‘think you can figure out the last person connected?’ That time Huck’s side-eye was so long, i thought he was going to throw thing thing. Which leads me to the next question: Has Jake lost his B-13 powers he asking stooopid questions?Is he back to being a lowly cub scout?

    *unfuckwitable* dead!!!

    *

    • BLynne
      February 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Here for what you said…. I don’t know why everyone hates fitz he has always been the most romantic one from jump… The same people who are saying fitz is weak are the same ones who woulda be like he aint shit if he didn’t try and save her…. I think that Liv finally gets how much he truly loves her and how far he is willing to go no matter what.

  21. Mona
    February 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    so what mellie was really saying was im not in the mood for you to be crying over liv dying for the rest of our lives. start the war so i don’t have to listen to you all the time.

  22. Lyn
    February 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Huck’s devotion to, and love for Olivia is some scary ish!

  23. Lacy
    February 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Huck opens a box of tools and Lizzy realizes he is not playing bald-headed games with her.

    I died…came back….and died again…Freaking Hilarious!

  24. Courtney H
    February 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Great recap!

    Is it wrong that the only thing that I was focused on is how Ebae’s shirt wasn’t sticking to her back? Shouldn’t she have had a huge back sized bandaid? I mean, that shirt looked like it was silk.

    • notconvincedgranny
      February 6, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Did…you…say…Ebae?????!!!!!!
      **Fetches fainting couch, almost makes it**

    • February 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

      EBAE. This is everything.

    • Stace
      February 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Ebae – GIRL YOU WIN… for ever and ever more that is her name.!!!

  25. April
    February 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Read a lot, first post. Great recap. “Unfuckwitable” needs to be added to Webster’s, immejetly.

    About Mellie, though. Yeah, she’s ride or die, but she’s not totally altruistic either. She definitely does not want Liv dead for her own reasons. Remember, soldier boy’s nice lady mama who was bomb-strapped in the capitol and blew some senator’s office to hell and gone? Olivia just barely made it out, and Fitz found Mellie all drunk talmbout the last thing she wants is Liv dead cause she can’t compete with a ghost?

  26. moni
    February 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    My money is on Momma Pope being head goon in this situation. Why, because she said last season that it was all about the money. This group seems to be abouy that life…

  27. Lauren B
    February 6, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Luvvie… I am in love with your recaps!!! lol Anyways idk who the hell gave Andrew any ounce of power and why the hell the Secret Service is listening to him… something is not right… I was waiting for Fitz to have him strung up in the Pentagon basement for a good ol fashioned ass whuppin… maybe later?? I’m all the way here for that…

  28. Dawn Goldie
    February 7, 2015 at 3:00 am

    First off, GREAT episode and GREAT recap!!
    But one thing though… Am I the ONLY person that thought it was EXTREMELY suspect of David to repeat that many times that he was saving Olivia Pope!??! Come on now y’all! People only talk like that when they know someone else is listening. I think he is in on it in some kind of way that will later be revealed. I was really thrown off by him and the unknown gentleman watching from monitors and his only slightly disappointed face when she wasn’t found. Yes, I know the whole black market thing was in play, but maybe they got out of there so fast because whoever was listening in David’s office told them to… Ugh.. Shonda be making me think on some deep Keanu Reeves levels that I never agreed to go to…

    • Football Mom
      February 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Now that you mention it, it was odd that David kept repeating that he was the white hat savior. However, I don’t think David is in on it. He’s way too afraid of Jake and Huck. He could be playing both sides, tho.

    • esha
      February 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      David isnt cut out for that. Its not new that David blows his own horn several times annoyingly.

  29. YvMarie
    February 7, 2015 at 3:30 am

    In Websters: Unfuckwitable. Picture of Olivia Pope. Its in Wikipedia too.
    Love the Olivia “Diana” Ross reference.

  30. True
    February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Harrisburg Pa the 717 Got a Shout Out where the Scandal FB Party Page started by KristalTC. #PaGladiators I think it was A Nod!

  31. lennie
    February 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Just watched this episode. What stood out? Mellie. Wow! what she did…That’s love. She sure loves Fitz.

    • nikki
      February 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Bellamy Young is a great actress isn’t she?! Mellie may love Fitz but what she did was crazy twisted lololol…so I guess Fitz owes her once again for something he did not ask her to do ? lol

  32. Marvin
    February 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

    “Of course I gotta mention the idea that a Black woman being sold gives me some creeps. A white woman got tortured and got welts on her back, though so… IDK. There’s stuff to unpack there but I don’t wanna or care to.”

    I’m surprised by this. Why? Let’s unpack it.

  33. AbsolutMeesh
    February 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I think Papa Pope is behind the whole thing to show who really runs this.

  34. Azie
    February 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Great recap as always Luvvie.

    I will LIVE once I see my Rowan, I know papa pope has a hand in this…if Not then I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do in order to save his precious Livia!!!

  35. Thaymay
    February 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Great recap! Wasn’t it nice to see Mary (Marla Gibbs) from 227 drop in on OPA? Especially since she’s just up the block?