Agreed. There is unexplained time btwn Quinn coming home and her being duct-taped nude on the floor. Everyone speaks fast on the show anyway so a lot could have been said in that timeframe.
YES !!! I'm so happy for Mellie. I hope this is more than a fling because that woman deserves a good man & true love. Jon Tenney is great casting.
Miranda your review is spot-on. I too hope James pretended to cheat on his "pimp" hubby. I wonder if the Vermont Love Shack will produce a baby Olitz (and cover Kerry's pregnancy)? Glad Josie chose family over politics. Big RUT ROH for Quinn & the red toolbox (hope she's not wearing a wristwatch). Small Rut Roh to Fitz declaring war on Eli/Rowan. MamaPope found Olivia's place thanks to media coverage at Liv's place in Episode 1. Luv how mama outsmarted papa. Shout Out to lovers: Dave,Abby,Harrison - yay.
The best scenes/dialogues: Rowan telling Huck to basically get back to work; Liv asking Huck if he killed her dad; and #1: Drunk Mellie telling Fitz off and then turning off the lights as she exits. Touche' Bellamy.
Gotta disagree about the Fitz/Jake scene. Olivia was the jerk for having Jake call Fitz on their private phone line. Since when does a Fixer (and former staff member)need a go-between to speak to POTUS during a crisis? PLEASE. Like David said to Abby "Olivia causes more problems then she solves".
Great episode and great review Miranda.
Miranda you are so right: "It.Was.Brilliant!"
My guess about the folder is that Fitz may be a Manchurian Candidate/Spy or something. I think Olivia's mom is alive and would love to see her played by actress Jasmine Guy. And finally, I think Harrison is also Rowan's child.
Whatcha think Miranda? Too far off the deep end? LOL
Wow - everyone here has such insightful opinions and I agree with the ones that support Jake is a bad guy/mole; Fitz needs to be slapped again before Liv takes him back; Mellie & Fitz will never have a true marriage only an arrangement; David will become a Gladiator; Quinn will get her own red toolbox soon; and Cyrus is the power behind everything going on. Cyrus wasn't saying "woe is me" during the 22 days in a hotel when he & Fitz weren't close. Cyrus is up to something big.
OMG....I'm fainting, breathless, dizzy, excited, and exhausted! What a ride, what a rush. That Shonda Rimes is a GENIUS. I luv the mind of the POTUS.
I totally agree w/ CrystalNikki who wrote "...Mellie knew about or ordered the hit on Fitz. Remember she did not want him to get out of the car."
Becky already worked for Hollis on Cytron. So who else would hire her to kill Fitz? It's not like assassins advertise themselves in the WantAds so Hollis had hire Becky or loan her out to his baby-mama: Mellie. They both did it.
Miranda you are on-point about Abby finding out she was duped by Harrison & Olivia. I think she already suspects something is wrong because David is such a good guy.
Can anyone confirm a comment Shonda (& her crew) made on Oprah's cable show that sometimes she has to take her show back from her fans by killing off a main character. I've never watched her other shows before so I don't know if this is a possibility. Any reason to believe TonyG wants to return to directing and isn't coming back to Scandal? That would be devastating.
Didn't guess Huck as the assassin. I think Hollis hired Huck to replace Fitz with Sally. I'm sure Verna was the go-between who convinced Sally to assume the presidency. Sally will probably fire Cyrus, who will then confront and threaten Hollis.
How long will Fitz be in a coma? Will he be able to get his job back from Sally when he recovers? When does the next episode air?
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