Another week, another breathless and bananas episode of Scandal. I feel like the pace of the season is really building up now as the re-election campaign and the emergence of a true rival for Fitz in the form of Lisa Kudrow’s Josie. Josie’s rise to fame in the campaign is very Sarah Palin-esque…except Josie is SMART and savvy. She’s everything Sarah Palin SHOULD have been and I love Shonda Rhimes for writing a character like this. The world of Scandal is populated by strong women, and let’s face it, the women are really the ones running everything. If only, right?
Plus anything to have Phoebe Buffay on my television every week.
To the gifs!
Olivia at Sunday Dinner with Daddy
Jake and Huck copying some of Daddy Pope’s files! They are up to something, I tell you.
“Don’t treat me as the First Lady, think of me as someone on the team!” Poor Mellie just wants to feel important.
“He has a penis problem. In that he can’t keep it in his pants.” What would the image consultant say if he knew that Fitz said he couldn’t control his erections around Olivia?
“He has a his wife is a frigid shrew problem.”
“All candidates have problems!” Cyrus remains king of all things.
“He LOOKS likes a loser.” You’ve got that right, Cooper from Private Practice!
“I’m only here because you destroyed your relationship with Olivia Pope.”
“I don’t need my ass kissed, Ms. Pope.”
“Oh…she’s hired.” Josie is a smart lady.
“You fix problems and I have a big one…”
“You heard my problem…now go on and fix it.”
David and Abby naughty phone calls!
“You’re exactly where I left you, standing in the shadows, pulling my strings.”
Men in Black chase Jake down and force him into a car. NOT AGAIN!!
Turns out Fitz just wants to play a little one on one…
Jake knocks Fitz down. Which clearly he has been DYING to do.
“I think its a bad idea for me to work for the White House right now.” Or ever again TBH.
“You’re grounded, Baby Huck!”
“I’m breathing very deeply cause I’m trying not to have another heart attack!!!”
“We got Poped, sir!!”
“You do not give ME orders.” Have I mentioned Olivia’s dad is terrifying?
“You forgot your secret Fitz phone.” So Jake DOES know what that phone is for.
Olivia then tosses the Fitz Phone in the Trash!
Josie’s “little sister” Candace is actually her DAUGHTER.
“I didn’t expect people to listen to me, much less vote for me.”
Cyrus looking up into the camera at the mention of B613
Quinn decides to use the “store credit” the team had to buy herself a gun.
“I think what Governor Restin is trying to say is that I had a baby.”
“Are you going to buzz me or something? I must be out of time.” Lisa Kudrow is going to win an Emmy for this. Mark my words.
“She just won the hearts of America.”
“I just destroyed the most important relationship in my life. I’m glad you found that beautiful. You’re fired.” That’s a little harsh, Josie.
Liv getting drunk in her office post-debate.
“She fired me.” “She’s an idiot.” I will say, even if I think their relationship is toxic to the max degree, I do enjoy some Fitz and Olivia quickfire banter.
“You’re calling me!” Honestly, I don’t know how people think this is romantic. Fitz reduces Olivia to a pathetic and needy woman. Where’s your self-respect, gurl?
“I just dug the phone out of the trash.” I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE TOLD HIM THAT.
“Laugh at yourself, it will make it impossible for them to laugh at you.” Preach, Liv. I just hate that you’re giving that advice to Fitz.
“I love you.” UGH.
Mellie eavesdropping on Fitz and Olivia’s phone call.
Abby lies to David about being able to go to the dinner. David says he’s done with her. Again.
“Take me…please.” Olivia really is wretched using Jake this way, just so she can get in a room with Fitz.
All the Liv and Fitz eye-sexing from across the room
Sally is planning on running for president as a third-party candidate.
OLIVIA/MELLIE SHOWDOWN!!! Oh please let this be the cat fight I have been WAITING for.
“I like your new boyfriend…is he married?”
Mellie asks Liv to join Fitz’s re-election campaign
“He needs YOU, Olivia.” Oh, God, Mellie….nooooooooooooooo!
“It’s not the job, it’s doing the job without YOU.” THE PAIN.
MELLIE MY SAD SELF SACRIFICING QUEEN.
“He needs you, so I need you.” MAKE IT STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP.
“Come back to us.” This is a sick and twisted triangle, folks. Mellie must REALLY enjoy being First Lady. (EXCEPT SHE HATES IT WHY IS SHE DOING THIS?)
“You and I…we always wanted the same thing, Liv. We want him to be the man we know he can be.”
(Side Note: Sage and I discussed how much we HATE when they talk about how great a man Fitz is. As far as we can see, he’s a spineless baby who can’t function without a powerful woman pulling his strings. And then he exerts his “power” over said women and reduces them to nothing. Basically, he’s the worst. SOMEONE CONVINCE ME HE’S NOT.)
Abby shows up at David’s place in a SUPER hot gown, apologizing about lying about the dinner.
“Start telling me things, that’s what normal people do.” Turns out her psycho ex was at the dinner, which David discovered once he got there. Aw…these two crazy kids. They may make it after all.
I don’t play second fiddle to anyone. Even the President.” YOU GO JAKE!
“I respectfully disagree.” Lisa Kudrow’s little smile before she delivers that line is EVERYTHING.
Quinn sits at her desk, looking maniacally at her new gun.
Huck creeping in Jake’s apartment
Fitz shot down a 747 in Iceland???
“What was her husband’s last name?” “Pope.”
IS FITZ RESPONSIBLE FOR LIV’S MOM’S DEATH???
What do you think Gladiators? Why would Fitz be ordered to shoot down a plane carrying Olivia’s mother? What’s Quinn up to with her new and shiny gun? Are David and Abby gonna make it after all? And is Harrison EVER going to get a storyline that gives him more to do than be a sassy bad ass? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and we’ll see you next week!