I do love the Mellie/Liv scene. Mellie not only knew about the affair, but she expected Liv to tie the situation in a neat little bow and keep her husband happy. How crazy is that? I also enjoyed the Huck scene and laughed too at that. It seemed so natural for him to volunteer to kill someone. lol Yay to the Round Table coming back! Always love to read the responses!
AWESOME EPISODE!! Love that this will continue next year! @Gem, you make a great point! Fitz needs to learn to stand up for himself. He just allowed Mellie & Liv to control this situation and accepted it. Also, I'm glad I am not the only one who noticed no Round Table for the last episode. What happened TVF? I enjoy reading the responses as well.
It's official!!! ABC renews Scandal for another season!
@Lynn, where did you read that? I've seen tons of articles talk about the likelihood of it returning, but there has not been an "official" word from ABC yet that it will. Until we get that, Scandal fans will be waiting.
This show is spectacular. I think the review covers everything I would want to comment about with this episode. @Nisan, we have been fighting for another season, but ABC loves to yank things off the air without giving shows a real chance at growing. This show deserves a second season and be in the fall line up. Just cross your fingers. We will know soon.
Another wonderful episode. I have a newfound appreciation for the character Huck. The scenes were absolutely amazing, especially considering the fact that I felt sympathy for him while he was torturing the guy. This is most certainly another "over a cliff" person in Liv's camp, which reinforces the idea that the team as a whole would practically die for this woman. There is deep gratitude and reverance for her and the writers are slowly peeling back the layers of this SL to show us who they really are at Pope and Associates. I also like, that as the viewers, we are able to see this war between morality versus what is deemed unacceptable in their line of work. They are treading upon that line consistently and it offers up this question: how far would the team go for Olivia Pope?
This show is fantastic! Huck has officially become one of my favorite characters.I am glad the truth came out at the end about Amanda's baby. This episode was unique because we saw more of the skills with each of Olivia's associates. The writers revealed more about Huck and also a little about Harrison. I'm starting to understand why Olivia chose them. This show MUST get a second season! Always on the edge of my seat, tweeting and chatting with the cast during the show. Love it!
So right now Fitz is waiting for Olivia to wake the hell up. Her gut is wrong here in some instances because of her feelings for Fitz. In one interview a cast member said Olivia Pope's weakness is the Oval Office.
I loved Cyrus' rant and the confrontation between Liv and Abby, but the latter was in my opinion the best. As a viewer, I was allowed entry into this world of Olivia Pope and although some have stated that this reverance for this character is outrageous, I believe it is justified. Olivia Pope has lived, for the most part, a squeaky clean life. The investigator even stated that she is "purer than Mother Teresa". So it is easy to see how Fitz became her only major "error" and it has left her vulnerable. Considering what she did for Abby, I understand why she ensues such loyalty. This is the same for her whole team. Also, I am not surprised by the fact that Liv left Amanda alone. Liv is not thinking straight period. Her gut is not working for her right now, because she is too emotionally invested in the situation with Amanda. Goldwyn stated in an interview that Fitz "at the bottom of his heart, he has some faith that Olivia will ultimately see the truth of him eventually". So right now, Fitz is waiting...
This show is simply wonderful. I did enjoy Cyrus' long speech. It added a tinge of humor to this fast pace show. I also love the vulnerability of Olivia. She is strength on one hand, but when the oval office becomes an issue, the viewers are able to see her shell crack. Rhimes did a great job at creating multidimensional characterization here. The backstory for Abby was most certainly necessary, therefore the audience had a better chance of understanding her confrontation with Olivia and her motivation behind it. I really want to learn more about Quinn and Huck. Another solid episode.
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